Sunday, June 23, 2013

Hate in Islam Inculcated/Distortions Countless

Muhammad The Richest Prophet in Arabia Prophet Muhammad, though living in extreme poverty, was richest in love. His love so boundless and unconditional that even his enemies couldn’t doubt it against the shimmering ocean of light in his eyes straight from the purity of his heart, offered to all for sharing and nurturing. That kind of love is the nectar of Islam for all time, but Muslims in this age and time refuse to taste the nectar from that ocean sweet and everlasting. Earning the notoriety of being hateful, violent and vengeful. Branded with countless epithets and tag-lined with slogans so very true and heartrending. One of those: ‘Not all Muslims are terrorists, but all terrorists are Muslims.’ Unveiling of Islam _‘Muslim is the one who is a man of peace and from whose tongue and hand people are safe.’ Ibn Haban quoting Prophet Muhammad in Hadith _‘Prophet is the greatest benefactor of humanity and of his Ummah in particular. Every Muslim is required to have greater love for him than for any other human being. Highest love for the Holy Prophet is made a test of faith, because the stronger the ties which bind a man to him the greater the strength with which he will be able to walk in his footsteps and the larger his capacity to do good to humanity. Practically, the Muslim world today has proved an entire failure under this test. The Holy Prophet and his teachings are misrepresented by (so-called) Muslims throughout the world and he is abused as no other religious leader has been abused, but Muslims do not stir a little finger to remove the misrepresentations and carry the true teachings of Islam to a world which is groping in the dark.’ Maulana Muhammad Ali _‘Ibn Umar reported: He heard the Messenger of Allah forbidding women in a state of ihram wearing gloves and veil and garments dyed with wars and saying that they might wear besides this what they liked of garments colored with safflower or made of silk or wool, or ornaments or trousers or shirt.’ Hadith Al-Bukhari (AD 11:29) Hijab and veiling is not Islamic, though many believe it to be so, including Muslim men and Muslim women who question not the veracity of such customs imposed by so-called men of learning since centuries. Such customs have become solid beliefs, repeated so often by so many with such passion and persistency that they have assumed the aura of truth. Yet it is possible to shatter this false aura of truth by chiseling away layers upon layers of lies where the purity of expression still breathes love and radiance within the pages of Quran and Hadith. There is not a single verse in the Quran with any injunction of veil or hijab. Below are two verses from the Quran prone to misinterpretation by the arbiters of Islam. _And tell the believing women to lower their gaze and be modest, and to display their adornments only that which is apparent, and to draw their scarves over their bosoms. Quran 24:31 _O ye who believe! Enter not the dwellings of the Prophet for a meal without waiting for the proper time, unless permission is granted you. But if you are invited, enter, and when your meal is ended, then disperse. Lingering not for conversation. Lo, that would cause annoyance to the Prophet and he would be shy of asking you to go, but Allah is not shy of the truth. And when ye ask of the wives of the Prophet anything, ask it from them from behind a curtain. Quran 33:53 Pagan women as well as women from Judeo-Christian background wore veil and hijab as a mark of wealth, status and distinction. To instill the virtue of equality amongst Muslims Prophet Muhammad forbade Muslim women to wear veils. The pearls of Hadith below attest to this fact. _Abu Dawud 11:29 The veil was worn in Arabia as a mark of rank: and it was therefore disallowed, as pilgrimage required obliteration of all differences of rank. Forbidding a veil in a pilgrimage is a further conclusive proof that Holy Quran did not enjoin the wearing of veil, as in that case the prohibition here stated would be a contradiction of the Holy Quran. Gloves are not allowed because like the veil they are a mark of rank. Ornaments are allowed because they are not a mark of rank, and are worn by even ordinary people and laboring classes. As for fighting--only in self-defense... Hadith 16 _Non-combatants were not killed in the battle, there being a prohibition against the killing of women and children. Fighting was to cease if the enemy offered peace, even though his intention might be to deceive. In essence our body is a musical instrument—a gift from God to be tuned with love. If we tune it with hatred, violence, bigotry, it makes discordant sounds to disrupt the sanctity of this holy earth, God’s creation. If we tune it with love, harmony, compassion, it evokes symphony of synchronicity from the very heavens even angels long to cherish and carry to the throne of God as a gift of joy and gratitude from mankind. _‘Life is a choice, a struggle and a constant becoming.’ Prophet Muhammad

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