Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Violent Ramadan

Now that it is almost the end of Ramadan, here are a few points of interest for Muslims to ponder and disseminate. _RAMADAN DURING THE LIFETIME OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD_ Prophet Muhammad observed the fast from sunrise to sunset as clearly stated in Quran and then in Hadith. _The times of sunset are pretty obvious, so never controversial, but scholars of Islam—to be precise the Mullahs throughout the ages, slowly and gradually have changed the times of Fajr (the light of morning) two and a half or three hours before sunrise, dictating new standards of fasting not practiced by Prophet Muhammad. _Could the Muslims heeding the dictates of the Mullahs by strictly observing fasts two or three hours before sunrise snatch a moment of contemplation by truly understanding the message of the Quran where fighting is forbidden during the Holy Month of Ramadan. _ Are the Mullahs willing to convince Muslims as they have succeeded in convincing them in the mundane rituals of when to eat and what to eat, that they should avoid the curse of hating, fighting, and taking vengeance. _Could they spare some time from reciting the Quran and urge their violent brood to follow in the footsteps of their beloved Prophet who abhorred fighting, and nurtured the kernels of love, peace and forgiveness. _Hoping and requesting if Mullahs would kindly consider next Ramadan adding one line above the Ramadan schedule, stating: KILLING IS FORBIDDEN IN THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN. _May peace of the Prophet purify the hearts of all Muslims so that they can walk in his footsteps, learning from the example of his life of love, compassion, unity and harmony. _‘War is a great transgression in the sacred month of Ramadan.’ 2:217 Quran _‘And eat and drink until the white thread becometh distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn. These are the bounds set by God. Do not then offend against them. It is thus that God makes clear His messages unto mankind, so that they might remain conscious of Him.’ 2:187 Quran _‘Eat and drink and do not be misled by the ascending white light. Eat and drink until the redness of dawn appears.’ Prophet Muhammad _‘During fasting a person should not behave foolishly or impudently. Or if somebody fights with him or abuses him, he should just say to him twice, I am observing fast.’ Prophet Muhammad Al Bukhari [3:118-O.B] _‘It can happen that a man will seem to have the behavior of the elect while instead he would be amongst the damned. It can happen that man will seem to be among the damned while instead he will be one of the elect.’ Prophet Muhammad Al Bukhari LV1:77 _‘War is a deceptive error.’ Prophet Muhammad Al Bukhari LV1:157(3) _‘The energetic man is not one who uses force, but one who keeps control of himself in a moment of anger.’ Prophet Muhammad Al Bukhari LXV111:76(1) _‘Aisha narrated: Prophet said the most hated person to Allah is the most quarrelsome person of the opponents.’ Al Bukhari [3:637-O.B] _‘I heard Allah’s Messenger saying. Allah has divided mercy into one hundred parts. He kept ninety-nine parts with Him and sent down one part on the earth. And because of that, one single part, His creatures are merciful to each other, so that even the mare lifts up its hoof away from its baby animal lest it should trample on it.’ Al Bukhari [8:29-O.B] Free Download from Amazon, Son of God by farzana moon, August 9 All Day/No Limit on the number of downloads. One Act Play/Son of God

Monday, July 29, 2013

Fundamentalists/Yet Ghazi's Courage for Peace

‘There are three things of which God disapproves, cunning plans, waste of goods and excessive requests. And three are the enemies of my religion. The fundamentalists, the fundamentalists, the fundamentalists.’ Prophet Muhammad Al Bukhari XX1V:53(2)_____ _This article below was published in Pakistan in ‘The Express Tribune with the International Herald Tribune’ _Peace-building: Training youth to be good sports By Sarah Munir / Photo: Farahnaz Zahidi Published: July 27, 2013 _.KARACHI: From the tender age of eight to ten years, these children, seeing anger and violence all around, think violence is the only way to survive. On grounds of gang allegiance, language, ethnicity or religion, what they do best is fight! _From the rolling mountain ranges of Swat to the narrow crevices of Lyari, youth in Pakistan is at risk everywhere. Lack of resources and opportunities coupled with problems like extremism and ethnic clashes, exposes the young people in the country to a wide range of problems. As a consequence, they often become disillusioned, indulge in drug usage and even resort to criminal activities in certain instances. _In one such neighbourhood, the infamous Lyari, a man born and bred there, understanding the sensibilities of his people, started an initiative for conflict-resolution among youth and children, especially boys. Small activities at school like sharing lunch boxes and writing welcoming messages in each other’s languages to build empathy has helped change the mindset of many a youth in Pakistan through his efforts. _“The biggest problem is that we don’t engage our youth or provide them with platforms to express themselves. The failure to teach them to deal with basic things like conflict at a young age, manifests itself in full-blown violence once they grow up,” states Nadeem Ghazi, President of Peace Education Welfare Organisation (PEWO), an organisation working actively towards promoting peace and tolerance within the youth of Pakistan for the past seven years. Ghazi spearheaded his project with a single school in the area when he witnessed problems like rampant bullying, abusing and intolerance within his students. Seated in his tiny office, tucked away in a narrow lane in Kharadar, Karachi, he candidly admits that he had nothing but resources like Google at his disposal at the time. _It was during this online research that Ghazi stumbled across Peaceful Schools International – a Canadian organisation that supported schools with similar objectives across the globe. With support from PSI, Ghazi soon expanded his operation and emulated similar practices across various schools in Karachi. The organization also partnered with various schools in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), including the one where teen-activist Malala Yousafzai studied. _“Young people in areas like Swat are more vocal, and more aggressive in comparison to the youth of Karachi. It takes a lot more time for children in Karachi to open up and express themselves,” explained Ghazi. He elaborated that while the nature of the problems facing children in K-P were different from those that plague the youth in Karachi, the solution was similar-engagement and harnessing their energy for positive change. Ghazi hopes to venture into the troubled province of Balochistan in the near future as well.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Islamic Prophecy/Profound Contemplations

Prophecy of the Prophet ‘The time will come in which nothing will remain of Islam but its name, and of the Quran but its mere appearance, and the mosques of the Muslims would be destitute of knowledge.’ Prophet Muhammad ¬_‘The learned men will be the worst people under the heavens and strife and contention would issue from them and it will return upon themselves.’ Prophet Muhammad _‘O followers of Islam, I swear by Lord, if ye did but know what I know of the future state, verily you would laugh little and cry much.’ Prophet Muhammad _Living Quran _‘Announce O Muhammad, unto My slaves that verily I am Forgiving, the Merciful.’ 15:49 Quran ¬_And lo, there is a party of them who distort the Scripture with their tongues, that ye may think that what they say is from the Scripture, when it is not from the Scripture. And they say: it is from Allah, when it is not from Allah, and they speak a lie concerning Allah knowingly. 3:78 Quran _Confound not truth with falsehood, nor knowingly conceal the truth. 2:42 Quran _Beautified for mankind is love of the joys that come from women and offspring, and stored-up heaps of gold and silver, and horses and cattle and land. That is comfort of the life of the world. Allah, with Him is a more excellent abode. 3:14 Quran _It is not for believer to kill a believer unless it be by mistake… 4:92 Quran _Whoso slayeth a believer of set purpose, his reward is hell forever. Allah is wrath against him and He hath cursed him and prepared for him an awful doom. 4:93 Quran _O ye who believe, squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity, except it be a trade by mutual consent, and Kill Not one Another. Lo, Allah is ever merciful unto you. 4:29 Quran _Whoso doeth that through aggression and injustice, We shall cast him into Fire, and that is very easy for Allah. 4:30 Quran _Say: O My slaves who have been prodigal to their own hurt! Despair not of the mercy of Allah, Who forgiveth all sins. Lo, He is the forgiving, the merciful. 39:53 Quran _The good deed and the evil deed are not alike. Repel the evil deed with one which is better, then lo, he, between whom and thee there was enmity will become as though he was a bosom friend. 41:34 Quran _And when we made with you a covenant saying: shed not the blood of your people nor turn a party of your people out of your dwellings. Then you ratified our covenant and you were witnesses thereto. 2:84 Quran _Wrong not mankind in their goods, and do not evil, making mischief in the earth. 26:183 Quran _O mankind! Lo, We have created you male and female, and have made you nations and tribes that ye 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 Quran _And each one hath a goal toward which he turneth; so vie with one another in good works. Wheresoever you may be, Allah will bring you all together. Lo, Allah is able to do all things. 2:148 Quran _Keep to forgiveness, O Muhammad, and enjoin kindness, and turn away from the ignorant. 7:199 Quran _And for such it may be that Allah will pardon them. Allah is ever Clement, Forgiving. 4:99 Quran _Whereby Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path. 5:16 Quran _And when it is said unto them: make not mischief in the earth, they say: We are peacemakers only. 2:11 Quran _Those who spend of which Allah hath given them in ease and in adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind. Allah loveth the good. 3:134 Quran _O mankind, call upon your Lord humbly and in secret. Lo, he loveth not aggressors. 7:55 Quran _Work not confusion in the 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 Quran _Yet whoso doeth evil or wrongeth his own soul, then seeketh pardon of Allah, will find Allah Forgiving, Merciful. 4:110 Quran _And if they incline to peace, incline thou also to it, and trust in Allah. Lo, He is the Hearer, the Knower. 8:61 Quran _And O Muhammad say: My Lord, forgive and have mercy, for Thou art best of all who show mercy. 23:118 Quran _It may be that Allah will ordain love between you and those of them with whom you are at enmity. Allah is mighty, and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. 60:7 Quran _Whoso doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, all such will enter the Garden, where they will be nourished without stint. 40:40 Quran _Ask pardon of your Lord and then turn unto Him repentant. Lo, my Lord is Loving, Merciful. 11:90 Quran _Abuse not those whom they call upon beside Allah. Quran 6:108 _There is no compulsion in religion. Quran 2:257 _Say: Each one doth according to his rule of conduct, and thy Lord is best aware of him whose way is right. Quran 17:84 _My lord! Lo! They have led many of mankind astray. But whoso followeth me, he verily is of me. And whoso disobeyeth me—still Thou art Forgiving, Merciful. Quran 14:36 _And for every nation there is a messenger. And when their messenger cometh (on the Day of Judgment) it will be judged between them fairly, and they will not be wronged. Quran 10:48 _And this Quran is not such as could be intended in despite of Allah; but it is a confirmation of that which was before it and an exposition of that which is decreed for mankind—Therein is no doubt—from the Lord of the Worlds. Quran 10:38 _Say (unto mankind): cry unto Allah, or cry unto Beneficent, unto Whichever you cry (it is the same). His are the most beautiful names. And thou (Muhammad), be not loud voiced in thy worship, not yet silent therein, but follow a way between. Quran 17:110 _If you do good, you do good for your own souls. And if you do evil, it is for them (your own souls). Quran 17:7 _Indeed there have come to you clear proofs from your Lord: so whoever sees, it is for his own good, and whoever is blind, it is to his own harm. Quran 6:104 _Permission to fight is given to those who fight against you, but be not aggressive. Quran 22:39 _Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors. Quran 2:190 _Those who have been driven from their homes unjustly only because they said: our Lord is Allah. For had it not been for Allah’s repelling some men by means of others, cloisters and churches and oratories and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft mentioned, would assuredly have been pulled down. Verily Allah helpeth one who helpeth Him. Lo! Allah is Strong, Almighty. Quran 22:40 _And they have broken their religion (into fragments) among them, (yet) all are returning to Us. Quran 21:93 _Lo! This, your religion, is One religion, and I am your Lord, so worship Me. Quran 21:92 _Lo! Allah defendeth those who are true. Lo! Allah loveth not any treacherous ingrate. Quran 22:38 _The truth is from thy Lord, so let him who please believe, and let him who please disbelieve. Quran 18:29 _Then whoso doeth good works and is a believer, there will be no rejection of his effort. Lo! We record (it) for him. Quran 21:94 _Unto Allah belong the East and the West, and withersoever you turn, there is Allah’s countenance. Lo! Allah is All-Embracing. All-Knowing. Quran 2:115 _Work not confusion in the earth after the fair ordering (thereof) and call on Him in fear and hope. Lo! The mercy of Allah is nigh unto good. Quran 7:56 _Say (unto the People of the Scripture): Dispute ye with us concerning Allah when He is our Lord and your Lord? Ours are our works and yours your works. We look to Him alone. Quran 2:139 _Say (O Muslims): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered. Quran 2:136 _Lo, those who believe (in that which is revealed unto thee Muhammad) and those who are Jews, and Christians, and Sabaeans—whoever believeth in Allah and the Last Day and doth right—surely their reward is with their Lord, and there shall no fear come upon them, neither shall they grieve. Quran 2:62 _And for every nation have We appointed a ritual, that they may mention the name of Allah on the beast of cattle; and your God is one God, therefore surrender unto Him. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the humble. Quran 22:34 _Lo! We have sent thee with the truth, a bearer of glad tidings and a warner; and there is not a nation but a warner hath passed among them. Quran 35:24 _It is not righteousness that you turn your faces to the East and West: but righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and prophets; and giveth his wealth, for the love of Him, to kinsfolk and to orphans and the needy and the wayfarer and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, and observeth proper worship and payeth the poor-due. And those who keep their treaty when they make one, and the patient in tribulation and adversity and time of stress. Such are they who are sincere. Such are the God-fearing. Quran 2:177 _The Messenger believeth in that which has been revealed unto him from his Lord and (so do) the believers. Each one believeth in Allah and His angels and His Scriptures and His messengers. We make no distinction between any of His messengers—and they say: we hear and we obey. (Grant us Thy forgiveness, our Lord). Unto Thee is the journeying. Quran 2:285 _He hath revealed unto thee (Muhammad) the Scripture with truth, confirming that which was (revealed) before it, even as He revealed the Torah and the Gospel. Quran 3:3 _And covet not the thing in which Allah hath made some of you excel others. Unto men a fortune from that which they have earned, and unto women a fortune from that which they have earned. (Envy not one another), but ask Allah of His bounty. Lo! Allah is ever Knower of all things. Quran 4:32 _For that cause We decreed for the children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption on earth, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he has saved the life of mankind. Our messengers came unto them of old with clear proofs (of Allah’s sovereignty), but afterwards lo! Many of them became prodigals in the earth. Quran 5:32 _Say: O People of the Scripture! Stress not in your religion other than the truth, and follow not the vain desires of folk who erred of old and led many astray, and erred from a plain road. Quran 5:77 _Repel not those who call upon their Lord at morn and evening, seeking His countenance. Thou art not accountable for them in aught, nor are they accountable for thee in aught, that thou shouldst repel them and be of wrong-doers. Quran 6:52 _Revile not those unto whom they pray beside Allah lest they wrongfully revile Allah through ignorance. Thus unto every nation have We made their deed seem fair. Then unto their Lord is their return, and He will tell them what they used to do! Quran 6:109 _Unto each nation have We given sacred rites which they are to perform, so let them not dispute with thee of the matter, but summon thou unto thy Lord. Lo! thou indeed followest the right guidance. Quran 22:67 _And strive for Allah with the endeavor which is His right. He hath chosen you and hath not laid upon you in religion any hardship; the faith of your father Abraham (is yours). He hath named you Muslims of old times and in this (Scripture), that the messenger may be a witness against you, and that you may be witness against mankind, so establish worship, pay the poor-due, and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protecting Friend. A blessed Patron and a blessed Helper. Quran 22:78 _Say: o mankind! I am only a plain warner unto you. Quran 22:49 _Those who believe and do good works, for them is pardon and rich provision. Quran 22:50 _Women shall have same rights over men as men have over them. Quran 2:228 _And they (the women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in equity. I (God) will allow not the work of any worker from among you, whether male or female, to be lost. Quran 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. Quran 4:124 _Create not disorder on earth. Quran 1:12 _We have not sent thee but as a Mercy to the nations. And We have sent thee but as a bearer of good news and as a warner to all mankind. Quran 25:1 _I cast the garment of love over thee from Me. And this in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine Eye. 20:39 Quran _O thou soul, in complete rest and satisfaction, come back thou to thy Lord. Well pleased and well-pleasing unto Him. Enter thou then among My devotees, enter thou My Paradise…89:27-30 Quran _They ask thee concerning wine and the game of hazard. Say: In both there is great sin and also some advantages for men, but their sin is greater than their advantage. And they ask thee what they should spend. Say: What you can spare. Thus does Allah make His commandments clear to you that you may reflect…2:220 Quran _Say unto the people of the Scripture: dispute ye with us concerning Allah when He is our Lord and your Lord? Ours are our works and yours your works. We look to Him alone—2:139 Quran _Lo, the mountains As-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the indication of Allah. It is therefore no sin for him who is on pilgrimage to the House of God, or visiteth it, to go around them, as the pagan custom is. And he who doeth good of his own accord, for him, lo, Allah is Responsive, Aware…2:158 Quran _And we prescribed for them therein: The life for the life, and the eye for the eye, and the nose for the nose, and the ear for the ear, and the tooth for the tooth, and for wounds retaliation. But whoso forgoeth it in the way of charity, it shall be expiation for him. Whoso judgeth not by that which Allah hath revealed: such are wrong-doers…5:45 Quran _And do thou O Muhammad remember thy Lord within thyself humbly and with awe, below thy breath, at morn and evening. And be not thou of neglectful…7:205 Quran _And if anyone of the idolaters seeketh thy protection O Muhammad, then protect him so that he may hear the word of Allah, and afterward convey him to his place of safety. That is because they are a folk who know not…9:6 Quran _And if they deny thee, say: unto me my work, and unto you your work. Ye are innocent of what I do, and I am innocent of what ye do…10:42 Quran _Establish worship at the two ends of the day and in some watches of the night. Lo, good deeds annul ill deeds. This is a reminder for the mindful…11:114 Quran _And speak not, concerning that which your own tongues qualify as clean or unclean, the falsehood: ‘This is lawful and this is forbidden.’ So that ye invent a lie against Allah. Lo, those who invent a lie against Allah will not succeed…16:116 Quran _Lo, those who believe this Revelation and those who are Jews, and the Sabaeans and the Christians and the Magians and the idolaters—lo, Allah will decide between them on the Day of Resurrection. Lo, Allah is witness over all things…22:17 Quran _And O Muhammad say: My Lord, Forgive and have mercy, for Thou art best of all who show mercy…23:118 Quran _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 Quran _And argue not with the People of the Scripture unless it be in a way that is better, save with such of them as do wrong; and say: We believe in that which hath been revealed unto us and revealed unto you; our God and your God is One, and unto Him we surrender…29:46 Quran _Lo, We have sent thee with the Truth, a bearer of glad tidings and a warner; and there is not a nation but a warner hath passed among them…35:24 Quran _O ye who believe! Let not a folk deride a folk who may be better than they are, nor let women deride who may be better than they are; neither defame one another, nor insult one another by nicknames. Bad is the name of lewdness after faith. And whoso turneth not in repentance, such are evil-doers…49:9 Quran _And when Jesus son of Mary said: O Children of Israel. Lo! I am the messenger of Allah unto you, confirming that which was revealed before me in the Torah, and bringing good tidings of a messenger who cometh after me, whose name is the Praised One. Yet when he hath come unto them with clear proofs, they say: This is mere magic…61:6 Quran _Wherever you turn is the face of God…2:115 Quran _He revealed to His servant what He revealed…55:10 Quran _There is no thing whose treasuries are not with us…15:21 Quran _Salman Pak Farsi referring to a Hadith _The Prophet said that on the day of resurrection, God will manifest Himself to the creatures in the forms that they themselves refuted, announcing ‘I am your Lord’. In the face of this unfamiliar apparition, they will seek refuge in their own representation of God. Then God will appear in that representation, and then they will believe that indeed it is Him. _Bilal quoting Prophet Muhammad: if a Muslim forces a conversion, he doesn’t risk hell, he is certain of hell. _God sent to the world since its creation 200,000 prophets, twenty-five of them are referred in the Quran. The greatest of those are Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. Prophets are to be regarded as free from sin, the most sinless of all being Jesus. Muhammad speaks of him as the Word of God, the Spirit of God, born of the Virgin Mary, and Worker of Miracles… _Wrong not mankind in their goods, and do not evil, making mischief in the earth. 26:183 Quran _Those who spend of which Allah hath given them in ease and in adversity, those who control their wrath and are forgiving toward mankind. Allah loveth the good. 3:134 Quran

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Trayvon Martin The Victim of Injustice by Justice

'And if you must be damned at least be damned by pleasant sins.' Voltaire _Actions speak louder than words. How could American ideology which proclaims to work toward peace and justice all over the world endure the sting of deep-rooted malice, prejudice and hypocrisy is beyond imagination in this twenty-first century. _Trayvon Martin has been murdered this second time around by the arbiters of justice without shame, guilt or regret. _Courts, judges and lawgivers are the Conscience of nations, and if they fail to protect their citizens they certainly have joined hands with global advocates of injustice, who, even now as I write, keep fighting with a sense of self righteousness in the name of honor, religion and/or ethnic and political affiliations, disregarding most blatantly the Quranic injunctions of 'no fighting' in the Holy month of Ramadan. _If Reason fails to distinguish between right and wrong and Ignorance strikes people blind, then human dignity crumbles into the hands of this universe robbed clean of virtue, conscience, compassion. _After all these centuries we as human beings have failed the moral obligation of protecting and defending innocent victims. -Alas, such is the state of our so-called civilized societies, struggling constantly to become worthy of the name, human being! _Hoping that peace and justice would prevail in America and in the whole wide world. Amen!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Rape in Cairo/Ramadan

More than ninety-one women have been raped in Cairo while the pious Mullas, most probably, sit in their mosques reciting ninety-nine beautiful names of Allah. Would they ever think of coming out on the streets to denounce the heinous crimes of Muslim brutes who can’t control their lustful passions, so utterly vile and sickening? Prophecy of the Prophet -‘A time will come in which nothing will remain of Islam but its name, and of the Quran but its mere appearance, and the mosques of Muslims would be destitute of knowledge; and the learned men will be the worst people under the heavens, and strife and contention will issue from them, and it will return upon themselves.’ Prophet Muhammad Rape in Cairo mirrors the rape of Islamic truths which has been going on since centuries and bestial, cowardly men never tire of oppressing women in all arenas of life. _Pierre Crabites, an American judge in the Cairo mixed tribunals, after a long experience of Muslim law as administered in Egyptian capital said: ‘Prophet Muhammad was the greatest champion of women’s rights in view of what the Prophet said when women were treated as chattels in Arabia. Quoting Prophet: A woman must not be a despised creature to be ashamed of or to be ill-treated any more, but a person to love and cherish and respect—at her feet are the gates of paradise.’ Sayings of Muhammad by Sir Abdullah Suhrawardy. _Would the pious brothers of Islam rise in defense of the defenseless women? _‘The rights of women are sacred. See that women are maintained in the rights assigned to them.’ Prophet Muhammad _‘When you speak, speak the truth. Commit not rape; be chaste; have no impure desires; withhold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is bad and unlawful. The best of God’s servants are those who, when seen, remind of God; and the worst of God’s servants are those who carry tales about, to do mischief and separate friends, and seek for the defects of the good.’ Prophet Muhammad _‘What a Muslim must never do is to raise his hand against woman. Treat each woman with respect and kindness. God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your aunts, wives, mothers and daughters.’ Prophet Muhammad _‘The greatest crimes are: to tell lies, to assault women, to murder your own species, to commit suicide.’ Prophet Muhammad. _‘May I inform you of the people of hellfire? They are all those violent, arrogant and stubborn people (oppressor of women).’ Prophet Muhammad/Al Bukhari [6:440-O.B] And now to Ramadan _War is not permitted during the month of Ramadan. _‘War is a great transgression in the sacred month of Ramadan.’ 2:217 Quran Fasting is not only abstaining from food, but purging oneself clean by shunning forces of evil, draining out hatred, malice, enmity and the lust to kill and abstaining from defiling the sanctity of any woman’s body or soul. _‘Allah is not in need of leaving his food and drink, and He will not accept the fast of the one who tells lies, acts on lies and refrains not from evil actions.’ Prophet Muhammad/Al Bukhari [3:127-O.B] _‘Shall I inform you of a better act than alms, prayer and fasting? Making peace between one another. Enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.’ Prophet Muhammad

Monday, July 1, 2013

Violence UnIslamic

Violence against anyone is unIslamic, especially against women and children. This article is in view of the recent suicide madness in the city of Quetta in Pakistan, nine women and several children, many countless times over since decades and no reprieve? Any Muslim perpetrating such shameless acts is not worthy of the privilege to be called a Muslim as clearly stated in Hadith and Quran. _‘Do not become infidels after me by killing each other.’ Prophet Muhammad/Hadith Al-Bukhari [1:22-OB] _‘Non-combatants were not killed even in a battle, there being a prohibition against the killing of women and children.’ Hadith 16 Prophet Muhammad’s sayings: _That person is not one of us who inviteth others to aid him in violence. And he is not one of us who fighteth for his tribe in injustice. And he is not one of us who dieth in assisting his tribe in tyranny. _The creation is God’s family; for its sustenance is from Him. Therefore the most beloved unto God is the person who doeth good to God’s family. _Kindness is a mark of faith. And whoever does not kindness hath no faith. _‘The way of blame is only against those who oppress mankind, and wrongfully rebel in the earth. For such there is a painful doom.’ 42:42 Quran _‘O ye messengers! Eat of good things and do right. Lo I am aware of what you do. And lo, this your religion is one religion and I am your Lord, so keep your duty unto Me. But the mankind have broken their religion amongst them into sects, each sect rejoicing it its tenants.’ 23:51-53 Quran _‘Establish worship, pay the poor due, and bow your heads with those who bow in worship. Enjoin ye righteousness upon mankind while ye yourselves forget to practice it??? And ye are readers of the Scriptures! Have you no sense???’ 2:43-44 Quran _Violence is neither permitted to Muslims, nor sanctioned under any circumstance, yet Islamic world today is engaged in violence amongst Muslims in the name of what? Ethnic cleansing? Territorial rights? Right to kill? Right to oppress women? Right to fundamentalism? Where are the religious leaders with sound knowledge who should be denouncing these acts of violence all over the world? All gone, is it possible, as stated in Hadith??? _‘Allah does not take away the knowledge, by taking it away from the hearts of the people, but takes it away by the death of the religious learned men till when none of the religious learned men remains. People will take as their leaders ignorant persons who when consulted with give their verdict without knowledge. So they will go astray and will lead the people astray.’ Prophet Muhammad/ Hadith Al-Bukhari [1:100-OB] _‘Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection.’ Prophet Muhammad/ Hadith Al-Bukhari [1:38-OB] _‘God hath not created anything better than Reason. The benefit of which God gives are on its account, and understanding is by it, and God’s wrath is caused by disregard of it.’ Prophet Muhammad _‘Announce O Muhammad, unto My slaves that verily I am Forgiving, the Merciful.’ 15:49 Quran _Willing to be touched by Grace, may God’s Guidance come to the misguided horde of suicide-bombers, so that all could work together for love, peace and harmony in the world.