Saturday, November 21, 2009

Prophet of Islam

Dear civilized Muslims, don't you find it ironic that even one amongst you so-called Muslim does not protest against the murder, brutality, hate-mongering and mass-killing of innocent men, women and children by your fellow civilized men called suicide bombers, murderers and hypocrites, not to mention the oppressors of women? To protest against some harmless act of 'blasphemy' is waste of time and energy, propagating the evils of enmity, violence, madness and devastation. Besides, Islam is all about loving, forgiving and cultivating the virtues of love, peace and harmony--the kind of Islam Prophet Muhammad lived by the example of his life. Any personal injury by word or through physical violence not ever prompted the Prophet of Islam to even think of reprimanding or taking vengeance. When the poets of Mecca maligned his character, laughing to his face and pinning snide verses on the walls of Kaaba, he walked away, praying that they receive divine guidance so that they could be endowed with noble inspiration. After conquering Mecca, he forgave everyone, including the bitterest of his enemies, even the woman by the name of Hind who had defiled the dead body of Prophet's unlce Hamza who was slain at the battle of Ohud. She had clawed out Hamza's liver out of his breast, chewing on it and urging the women of the pagan Meccans to dance and celebrate the victory by making garlands to wear around their necks (which they did accordingly) from the intestines of the slain Muslims.
When Abullah the son of Abdallah Ibn Ubbay requested a favor from the Prophet by recounting the dying wish of his father that his father wanted the cloak of the Prophet for his burial shroud, and wishing that Prophet would come to his funeral and offer prayers, the Prophet complied. Prophet Muhammad was sitting in the mosque at that time, and one of his disciples noticing the Prophet's acquiescence, cried suddenly.
How could you consent to favor the master of hypocrites, Prophet, to the very face of this new revelation?
Ask forgiveness for them, O Muhammad, or ask not forgiveness for them; though thou ask forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah will not forgive them. 9:30
'Then I have to pray more than seventy times, don't I?" Prophet Muhammad had murmured kindly, accompanying the grieving son to honor the wishes of his dead father.

The foundations of Islam are not that weak that they would come crumbling down at the mere whiff of any discourtesy or so-called blasphemy as judged by the pious Muslims who love their Prophet, but heed not his message love, peace, unity.
The one reality, Who calls itself Allah Most High, is peaceful unity and harmonious completeness. 112: 1-4

A few pearls from the ocean of Prophet's heart:
Do not say that if people do good to us, we will do good to them, and if people oppress us, we will oppress them; but determine, that if people do you good, you will do good to them, and if they oppress you, you will not oppress them. Prophet Muhammad
Nine things that my Lord has commanded me: To reverence Him. To speak the truth with propriety, in adversity and prosperity. Moderation in poverty and affluence. Benefit my relations and kindred, who do not benefit me. To give alms to him who refuses me. To forgive him who injures me. To attain the knowledge of God through silence. To mention God in my heart and speech. I should be an example to God's creatures in love and kindness. Prophet Muhammad

He is not strong and powerful who throws people down, but he is strong who withholds himself from anger. Prophet Muhammad
a plea for peace to be continued...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Women 4 Peace
Zen of Islam
An organization run by four women is soliciting crumbs of reason, wisdom and compassion with the hope of stopping this madness of 'suicide bombing' and gunmen... profoundly grieved by yesterday's tragedy at Ft. Hood, Texas.
Peacemakers from all over the world, from any origin humble or exalted, regardless of sex, race or religion are requested to contribute to this blog for the sake of exchanging the seeds of ignorance with the kernels of wisdom.
To begin with: for the godless suicide bombers who are doing this good work of carving rivers of blood in the name of Islam, should know, that Islam sanctions not brutality but love, peace and forgiveness. Prophet Muhammad as he lived his life is the pure reflection of Islam, which is nothing to do with the hellfire of hatred inside the hearts of the ignorant murderers. Killing is forbidden in Islam, if only the pious fools could take a moment to breathe the purity of love, which in essence is the highest of virtues in Islam (as in any other religion) worth cultivating. The same virtue which the Prophet taught by the example of his life, not by preaching.
This earth soaked in oceans of grief is pleading for the balm of sanity. The hearts of the mothers are turned into graveyards of sorrow, whose reward for harvesting life has become the volcano of agony and surcease.
Speak out, mothers, wives and daughters against the tyranny of these lunatics lusting after paradise while defiling the gift of life from God, and tainting each level of existence with the blood of innocent victims.
Have pity on your wayward children, O Venerabel Judges of Islamic Law! Teach these blood-mongering heathens the true precepts of Islam. Denounce their violent actions which are untterly barbaric and unIslamic. Speak out loud and clear for the sake of Islam, for the peace of the world.
Speak out you women who are oppressed, speak out against violence and injustice. Your fathers, brothers, husbands might have the power to disfigure your faces, but they can't destroy your souls. Your souls, longing for the freedom to right the wrongs done to you by creatures not worthy of the name human.
Speak, learn, teach! Save your children, save the world. Believe in the vast, loving soul of all women, striving toward nurturning the fruits of love, peace and harmony. Ponder upon this paradox, what takes nine months for one woman to nurture the sapling of life is destroyed by one man in the blink of an eye, and many countless such sapling in the wake of this destruction. To save each precious sapling of life we women as collective force have to go through the labor pains of soul-searching solutions, again and again, day after day, month after month, year after year till the canker of ignorance is rooted out of the minds and the hearts of the hypocrites and murderers. Hopefully, before the centuries could be swallowed by centuries.
Taking the liberty of plucking out a few morsels of wisdom from the heart of the Quran and Hadith (Since suicide bombers claim to be Muslims?) as food for thought for the self-righteous parasites, who are feeding their hatred with the blood of the innocent men, women and children.
'I cast the garment of love over thee from Me. And this in order that thou mayest be reared Mine Eye.' 20:39
'Work not confusion in earth after the fair ordering thereof, and call on Him in fear and hope. Lo, the mercy of Allah is nigh unto good.' 7:56
'Sanction is given to those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo, Allah loveth not aggressors.' 2:190
'Women shall have the same rights over men as men have over them.' 2:228
'And the women have rights similar to those of men in equity. I God will allow not the work of any worker from among you, male or female, to be lost.' 3:196
'And whoso doeth good works, whether male or female, and he or she is a believer, such will enter Paradise and they will not be wronged the dint in a date-stone.'
'He hath revealed unto thee, Muhammad, the Scripture with the truth, confirming that which was revealed before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Godpel.' 3:3
'And O Muhammad say: my Lord, forgive and have mercy, for Thou art best of all who show mercy...' 23:118
'The faithful slaves of the Beneficent are they who walk upon the earth modestly, and when the foolish ones address them, answer: Peace...' 25:63
'O mankind, lo! We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Lo, the noblest of you, in the sight of Allah, is the best in conduct. Lo, Allah is Knower, Aware...' 49:13
Words divine and literal:
Allah--The God of all nations and of all peoples
Islam--The religion of peace and reconciliation
Jihad--To conquer the forces of evil within one's own self
Muslim--The one who surrenders to the will of God
Surrender--Striving after righteousness as an act of total submission to the power of goodness in one's own mind and heart.
'If you love God, love God's creatures first.' Prophet Muhammad
To be continued...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

thanks, Nandi, I am trying...