Friday, July 8, 2016

Quranic Symphony of Love

The Living Quran to be published, with its poetry of verses in conjunction with the wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan is a gift of peace.—Since more than thirteen centuries after the death of Prophet Muhammad, Muslims themselves have corrupted the teachings of Islam and now their children as extremists are paying the price with their lives for this ingrained corruption.—Pious parents wondering and not exploring the cause which makes their sons jihadis and suicide bombers.—And their daughters leaving homes to become brides of violent ISIS?—Hoping, Young Muslims after reading this book might begin to understand how Clerics have usurped the very essence of Islam as a Control Machine.—Inculcating hate into the minds of the young, ignorant and both educated and uneducated.—Exalting murder as some sort of noble act to be glorified.—Disregarding the fact that suicide is forbidden in Islam.—And most heinous of sins, though extremists glorify it as highest of virtues to win heavenly rewards with rivers of wine and houris to satisfy their lust and thirst for accolade.—Oppressing women with swords of zeal by banning education, burning their rights of equality to ashes—the rights which Prophet granted them with revelations holy and profound.—Replacing truth with lies in tapestry of harsh laws invented by their own blind zeal under the weight of bigotry and ignorance.— Prophet Muhammad named Reason the highest of virtues in Islam.—In order to witness purity of Islam face to face one needs to sweep away offal of lies piled high by Muslim Clerics, leaders, zealots who sit proud parading violence, oppression as tenants of Islam.—If Islam is to be purged clean of all lies, a great transformation is needed by each and every Muslim to look deep into their hearts in reflection and contemplation.— Muslims themselves need to change their conditioned psyche of false piety and zeal to love and compassion if they wish to portray Islam in the positive light of harmonious living.— CANDLES OF REFLECTION FROM THE HEART OF QURAN— Women shall have the same rights over men as men have over them. (Quran 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. (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)— Whoso doeth right, whether male or female, and is a believer, all such will enter the Garden, where they will be nourished without stint. (Quran 40:40)— Allah promiseth to the believers, men and women, Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide—blessed dwellings in the Garden of Eden. And greater far acceptance from Allah. 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 Let those who merit paradise this day are happily employed. (Quran 36: 54)— They and their wives, in pleasant shade, on thrones reclining. (Quran 36: 55)— The word from Merciful Lord for them is: Peace. (Quran 36: 57)— Enter the Garden, ye and your wives, to be made glad. (Quran 43: 70)— Whoso doeth which is right, and believes whether male or female, him or her We will quicken to happy life. (Quran 16: 97)— THE LIVING QURAN— And Quran is not such as could ever be invented 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. (10:38 Quran)— The Living Quran gets its breath of life from the wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan.— A little over century ago he came from India to USA and then to Europe to unite east and west in love peace and harmony.— Divinely inspired in music and in knowledge of esoteric and exoteric religions he strove toward teaching God-realization, not promoting any particular faith, not even his own in which he was born, Islam.— This book contains a selection of verses from the Quran which extremists ignore, picking only the ones which they can distort to suit the fever of their hate, malice, injustice, intolerance.— The names of one hundred and fourteen Surahs in the Quran serve as chapters. — Each Surah begins with a quote from Hazrat Inayat Khan with clear explanation. At the end of each chapter are chunks of his lectures or contemplations.— Blissfully and astonishingly the seeds of love which Hazrat Inayat Khan planted a century ago have grown into tall sapling, lending afresh cool shade of kindness and compassion. Music is not forbidden in Islam as perceived by the extremists.— Call to Prayer five times a day is a song divine. The Quran is sheer poetry.— The recitation of the Quran is sacred music.—The rhythm in recitation is dancing heart—the shrine of God.— The Living Quran How could— The All Merciful Allah— Sanction killings— Ninety-nine beautiful names— of The Most Beneficent— On the rosary of peace— Proclaiming— Love, Mercy, Compassion— One hundred and fourteen suras— From The Most Compassionate— Revealing the pearls of— Unity and harmony— Study your Quran, O Muslims— With the Eye of your Heart— And yet, if the darkness in you— Can't receive the gift of Divine Guidance— Accept at least the Message Divine— From the Living Quran— That Allah is One— That Allah's Law is One— And that Law is Love— Reciting and praying— 'In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful— Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds— The Beneficent, the Merciful— Owner of the Day of Judgment— Thee alone we worship, Thee alone we ask for help— Show us the straight path— The path of those whom Thou hast favored— Not the path of those who earn Thine anger— Nor of those who go astray.'Quran’ 1: 1-7—