Sunday, March 3, 2019

Namaste Islam

‘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 may invent a lie against Allah. Lo, those who invent a lie against Allah will not succeed.’ Quran (16: 116) ‘God said: The person I hold as a beloved, I am his hearing by which he hears, and I am his sight by which he sees, and I am his hands by which he holds, and I am his feet by which he walks.’ Prophet Muhammad ‘Neither My earth nor My heavens can contain Me, while the heart of my believing servant does contain Me’ Hadith Qudsi/ The quotes above are a testament to Islamic belief that God dwells in the hearts of each one of us, regardless of race, creed, faith or gender proclivities. /Yet some Muslims have made mockery of Islam by claiming that certain peace-loving greetings are forbidden to Muslims even to express./To single one out in particular is Namaste, but before delving into the essence of English speaking world greetings, it’s beneficial to look at their meaning./ Namaste:/ Divine in me bows to the divine in you./ Shalom:/ Peace, harmony, wholeness./ Sat Sri Akal:/ I respect the God within you./ Asalaam Alaykum:/ Peace be unto you./ It is obvious that all these greetings offer love, peace, respect to the divine breath which sustains us and nourishes us to the divine presence within if we can understand true meaning our own belief system. /‘By saying Namaste is forbidden to Muslims’ some Muslims say ‘since they bow only to God and are not allowed to bow before anyone.’/ That means denying the presence of divine breath within oneself./ Which is not just inhaling oxygen or exhaling carbon dioxide, but something subtle and profound, inherent divinity which few fortunate ones perceive in their gross bodies. /Becoming conscious of purity of Oneness in each and every soul./ Respect is one of Islamic tenant of Adab, etiquette./Prophet Muhammad’s followers bowed before the Prophet, and he was a man, not God. /Prophet Muhammad himself bowed before Shamyma after the conquest of Mecca when she said: remember, Prophet, I am your foster-sister, the daughter of Halima, your childhood nurse./To honor the daughter of his childhood nurse who had suckled him as a baby, he even took his cloak off and spread it at her feet for her to be seated as a mark of respect and gratitude to her deceased mother./ Back to the mockery of Islam, so many lies have been told since centuries by so many, so often, so repeatedly that they sound like truth and if someone tries to tell truth in this era of lies and ignorance, it would still sound like a lie./ Why it is that Muslims are stuck in the marshland of zeal, violence, oppression? /Rather, presenting Islam as a religion of hate, injustice, intolerance, than of love, peace and harmony?/ The answer is, it’s sheer ignorance. /Killing is forbidden in Islam and now Muslims are killing Muslims all over the world, especially in Syria. /Saudi Arabian ‘Muslims’ killing Muslims in Yemen, starving them to death./ Suicide is forbidden in Islam, yet suicide bombers are killing Muslims and no-Muslims in the name of Islam./Why is that if one may ask again?/ Because the so-called Muslims immersed deep in the mud of bigotry and schooled by impious clerics are doubling down on lies and hatred./Prophet Muhammad granted equal rights to women, yet Muslim women in Saudi Arabia are brutally oppressed, covered from head to toe, more like wearing death shrouds while living, and controlled by men in every walk of their life./Muslim girls choosing to be the brides of terrorists, and most recently young girls from Saudi Arabia fleeing form the homes of their zealous parents./Where are the human rights activists, not in the Muslim world, that’s for sure?/Crown Prince after murdering Khashoggi whose body was dismembered, is still the darling of Trump Family and Royal Family, no rebuke or punishment coming his way./ Is that just or Islamic?/ The Prophet forbade robbery and mutilation of the bodies. Al Bukhari [3:654-O.B]— Do not become infidels after me by killing each other. Prophet Muhammad/ Al-Bukhari [1:22-OB]— 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)— What weakens the foundations of Islam: the errors of the learned destroy it, the disputations of the hypocrites, and the orders of the kings who have lost the road. Hadith Qudsi/ Aside from Islamic state of hate, bigotry, intolerance./Below is Prophet Muhammad’s Sermon on the Mount of Mercy./If Muslims were to read and heed just those words, they might get a sense of what Islam is all about./ Prophet Muhammad's Last Sermon on Mount of Mercy / “My beloved friends, listen to my words, because I don’t know if I will ever be with you here again after this year. /Therefore listen to what I am saying, carefully, and take these words to those who could not be here today. /My friends and family, your lives, property and honor are sacred for you until you appear before your Lord, just as you consider this month, this day and this city sacred./ Return the things that are entrusted to you to their rightful owners. /You will meet your Lord, and He will hold you answerable for your actions. /You have rights over your wives, and your wives have rights over you. /Treat your wives with love and kindness. /Verily, you have taken them on the security of God, and their persons are made lawful unto you by the words of God. /Free your slaves, following my example, and tell others to do the same. /But if they wish to stay with you, see that you feed them with such food as you eat yourselves, and clothe them with the stuff you wear. /And if they commit a fault which you are not inclined to forgive, then part from them, for they are the servants of God as you and me, and are not to be treated harshly. /Know that we are all equal in the sight of Allah, and journey together in this world as a family of brotherhood and sisterhood. /All of us belong to the line of Adam, and Adam was created from dust. /This is a gift of knowledge for all who cultivate wisdom and humility./ An Arab is no better than a non-Arab, nor is a white better than a black, or a black better than a white, except in piety./ Nothing is allowed to a Muslim if it belongs to another, unless it is given freely and willingly, so do not oppress each other./ I am leaving behind me two things, the Book of God and my example, if you follow these two, you will never go astray. /Spend freely of what is given to you, whether in prosperity or in adversity. /Restrain you anger and pardon all, for Allah loves those who do good, as it has been revealed./ This Hajj is acceptable to Allah, only if we have love in our hearts for each and every one of God’s creatures. /Kill not your children, for fear of want./ We shall provide sustenance for them. /As well as for you./ Verily, the killing of them is a great sin. Quran 17: 31. /This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favor unto you, and have chosen for you as religion Al-Islam./ Whoso is forced by hunger, not by will, to sin; for him, lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. Quran 5: 3. /Know you that what month is this?/ What territory this is? /What day?/ The sacred month! The sacred territory! /The great day of pilgrimage— Several voices spluttered forth, filling the Mount of Mercy with the music of joy. /Even thus sacred and inviolable God made His life and the property of each of you unto the other, until you meet your Lord. /Prophet Muhammad’s voice rippled above all, his arms held out./ O Lord! I have delivered my message and accomplished my work!/ Yes, you have, Prophet. Yes, you have— The pilgrims cheered. /O God, I beseech Thee, bear Thou witness unto it. Prophet Muhammad prayed./ This is the day of true brotherhood and sisterhood, of devotion and repentance. /This is the day when Allah is revealed to His servants, extending His Hands with generosity and immense blessing! /We are promised that during these hours by Arafat, Allah will send down His mercy and forgiveness to those, who are deserving and they will feel His presence!/ The heart of the believer is between two fingers of the Infinitely Merciful.”/ 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/ 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. Hadith/Salman Pak Farsi/ 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. Hadith/Bodley/ Islamic Prophecy/Profound Contemplations /Al Bukhari/Mishkatul Masabih Kitabul Ilm 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 __‘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/ Shalom, Asalaam Alaykum, Namaste, Sat Sri Akal/Are just greetings of peace to god within every human being/Wisdom is unity, not inside the trap of ignorance to fall/Prophet said God dwells in human heart, don’t hurt anyone’s heart by hurting their feeling/ ‘O Lord, guide my people, for they do not know.’ Prophet Muhammad/ 'God said: I was a hidden treasure and I wished to be known, so I created mankind./Then made myself known to them, and they recognized me./ Hadith Qudsi/ In relevance to this quote from Hadith God exists in the heart of mankind, in the heart of each and every one of us./