Saturday, 22 August 2009

Ramadhan mubarak and its deeper meanings




"You who believe? Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, so perchance you may attain God-consciousness." (Q 2:183)




"Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an, as a guide to mankind, also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (Between right and wrong)." (Q2:185).




Ramadan has many dimensions, including physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions. Ramadan teaches the believer to balance between all these dimensions of his/her existence. It helps physical attunement of the body through cleansing and relaxing, and provides a break in the cycle of rigid habits or overindulgence.




Psychological dimension of fasting is related to patience, forbearance and perseverance. Through observing fasting, the believer enriches his/her patience, forbearance, self-worth, self-strength, self-control, self-reflexivity, self-training and discipline. Through fasting Muslims strive for controlling their urges and resist temptation. And through meditative practices of praying, reading the Quran and remembering God, they are reminded of the bigger picture, and develop an understanding about purpose of creation. Thus, fasting helps dealing with stress, trauma, attain inner peace. Ramadan helps healing psychological problems.




In terms of social dimension, fasting calls for remembering those who are poor, who do not have food or shelter. Fasting is a way of experiencing hunger and developing sympathy for the less fortunate, and of learning thankfulness and appreciation for all of God's bounties. It calls for purifying ones actions towards others. It reminds believers of their social responsibility, it calls for generosity, sharing and forgiving. It calls for compassion towards those who are in need and are suffering. During this month Muslims are especially called for resolving their conflicts, forgiving each other and asking for forgiveness.




Ramadan is also the month of mercy. Muslims are called to show mercy, compassion, generosity, and care for all Gods creatures, including themselves, other human beings, animals and the environment as the vicegerents of God on earth. By partaking in Ramadan, and experiencing it together creates a social space that is shared by many Muslims across the globe. This creates a unique sense of solidarity among Muslims around the world.




"Allah (SWT) (the name for The Almighty God, used by Muslims) said that: All services of the son of Adam are for him except fasting. It is for Me, and I will reward him for it. Fasting is a shield. On the day you fast, do not use obscenity, nor yell at others, nor act ignorantly towards them. However, if anyone abuses you verbally or attempts to draw you to fight with him, say 'I am fasting' two times. The Prophet (pbuh) then states: I swore by the One (Allah) in Whose Hand is the soul of Muhammad, the breath of the faster is sweeter to Allah on the Day of Judgment than the scent of musk. The faster experiences enjoyment twice: he is pleased when he breaks his fast, and he is pleased when he meets his Maker" (Muslim).




In conclusion, this month is a blessing from Allah, and Alhamdulillah for its existence. One thing I've realised is that compelling the children to fast may blind them from its purposes and beauty. I was made to fast alot throughout my childhood, my mum had good intentions but fasting is prescribed for adults NOT for children. There is a Hadith of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in which he said, "Tell your children to pray when they are seven years old and discipline them if they don't when they are ten years old." If it had been expected for chidren to fast, it would be explicitly included in that hadith. Their bodies are not as capable of it and they may not understand the concept and as mischevious as children are, it may only teach them how to steal and lie because of hunger. As an adult now its clear of why this important pillar of our Deen is beneficial to us from the Most Merciful.




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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, I've not been blogging much, I apologise. I have recently after a long search found a job I enjoy, however it has extremely long hours and I honestly have not had time to squeeze posts in. Inshallah I will be blogging weekly. Much love to you all and hope your Ramadhans are spent to the fullest with Jannahtul firdaus in mind.




Barakallahu feek!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

waswas part 2

One thing that gets me is this doubt. Doubting myself, its out of striving for perfection in the Deen. But no one's perfect, we do what we can. But with Islam as a guide,it has countless guidelines and many times this overwhelms muslims who are trying to follow every single part, including me. So this goes out to us all.

the balancing act: FEAR and HOPE
HOPING TOO MUCH:
Allah says: "None feels secure from the Plan of Allah except the people who are the losers.'' (7:99)
FEARING TOO MUCH:
He also says: "Certainly no one despairs of Allah's Mercy, except the people who disbelieve.'' (12:87)
This means there's no black and white, only Allah knows each and every person, their trials and what they have to overcome them. He knows when we are deliberately heedless and when the fear is low.
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "If a believer had full knowledge of the chastisement of Allah, none would covet His Jannah; and were an infidel to know the Mercy Allah has, none would despair of His Jannah".[Muslim].
"Verily, your Rabb is Quick in Retribution (for the disobedient, wicked) and certainly He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (for the obedient and those who beg Allah's forgiveness).'' (7:167)
There is a battle within me
to retain some sanity
to stay composed
to stay human
The ideal feels too constrained
the present feels too long
the sun shines down
the wind, still whispering
I have walked so far
hoping for purity of heart
Yet it took one prick to stain the ocean red,
What poison dyes so strong?
Pleasure, Restraint
Fun, Piety
one or the other
this world or the next
Is there an in between?
SUBHANALLAH
Am I burning myself with this
digging the well too deep
drowning as the water
gushes forward
I am a confused girl
but my soul has already made up her mind
there's got to be a balance
the straight lane is too hard
I am but flesh
the bent lane is too easy
too heedless would that path be
I do have a questioning conscience
so the way is that is stubby green
rocky upward trek never taken
It's a brand new day
a learning experience
learning myself
learning a new kind of restraint
an easing, accepting, true to myself
restraint
I saw through materialism
but found the value of beauty
I saw the fradulent foundations of our civilisation
but came back to loving the mankind struggling each day
I saw a glimpse of the darkest future
but reassure myself with Dhikr and prayer
that has to bring me some light
I recognised white and black
but saw grey in the mirror
I found two extremes but came to myself
the middle ground
Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "Jannah is nearer to you than your shoelace, and so is the (Hell) Fire".[Al-Bukhari].

Monday, 3 August 2009

Entering the Gates of Jannah


The angel Jibra’il (Gabriel) (AS) told the Messenger of Allah (SAW) the following incident about a man in the past who has worshiped Allah (SWT) continuously for 500 years. He was granted a shelter on top of a mountain that was surrounded by salty water. However, Allah (SWT) caused a stream of sweet water to flow through the mountain for that individual. The man would drink from this water and use it to make ablution. Allah (SWT) also raised a pomegranate tree from which the man would eat one fruit every day.One day, this person supplicated to Allah (SWT) that,

“Oh Allah, bring my death while I am in the state of prostration.”


Allah (SWT) accepted this du’a of his. Whenever Jibra’il (AS) came down to the Earth, he found this man prostrating to Allah (SWT). Jibrail (AS) said that on the Day of Judgment, Allah (SWT) will tell the angels to take this individual to Paradise through His Mercy. However, this man will insist that he should enter paradise through the good deeds that he had performed.Then, Allah (SWT) will tell the angels to compare his good deeds with the blessings that were given to him in the world. It will be seen that 500 years of his worship does not even equal to the gift of eye sight that was given to him (and all of humanity, for that sake) by Allah.


The angels will be asked to take him towards the hell-fire. Then the man will plead, “Oh Allah! Enter me into Paradise only through Your Mercy.”


At that point, the following discussion will take place between Allah (SWT) and that man.


Allah: Oh my servant, who created you?

The worshipper: Oh Allah, You have created me.

Allah: Were you created because of the good deeds you have done or because of My mercy?

The worshiper: Because of Your mercy.

Allah: Who granted you the ability to worship for 500 years?

The worshiper: Oh the Almighty! You have granted me that ability.

Allah: Who placed you on the mountain surrounded by the ocean? Who caused a stream of sweet water to flow in between the salty water? Who caused a pomegranate tree to grow for you? Who granted you death while in the state of prostration?

The worshiper: Oh the Sustainer of the Worlds! You have done all of these.

Then Allah (SWT) will say, “All these have happened due to My Mercy and you too will enter Paradise only through My Mercy.”


Inshallah, we must strive for this Mercy in the month coming up, Ramadhan.

Hope to have lots more posts during Ramadhan inshallah.

Monday, 27 July 2009

I just had to re-post this...SWINE FLU.





A MUSLIM RESPONSE TO SWINE FLU EPIDEMIC

Okay so we're faced with a pandemic, most places its still summer. The worst fears are to be realised in the following months as winter approaches. Its now on the news almost everyday with more people being infected. Alhamdulillah they say its usually mild, but only Allah can protect us either-way. Again the fact of its origin is quickly forgotten. Where did it come from? Because it is pretty unusual...and suspicious that the media does not point the finger at anyone as if this is a minute detail. More suspicious is Obama buying stock of Tamilflu and other avian flu drugs in 2007.




And how this affects us Muslims is that the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam had warned of Gog and Magog and linked them to the abandonment of Hajj. And because of this epidemic, there are fears of exactly that.




I had to re-post this essay by Imran Hosein, may Allah reward him for his efforts. Inshallah.

Written by Imran Nazar Hosein
In a Caribbean island of Trinidad that is blessed with a plural society, and which celebrates that plurality with the democratic proclamation “here every creed and race finds an equal place”, we Muslims are grateful that we still have at least that much freedom that we can buy newspaper space to publish a Muslim viewpoint on an issue as critically important as ‘Swine-Flu epidemic’. That appears to be the only way now left for publication of an authentic Muslim viewpoint in the so-called ‘free world’s’ print media.


On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 in response to the ongoing global spread of the influenza virus popularly known as ‘Swine Flu’. A Phase 6 designation indicates, according to WHO, that a global pandemic is underway. A pandemic occurs when a contagious viral disease infects people (and this may include animals) throughout an entire country or region, or even world-wide.
Prophet Muhammad Epidemics and the Anti-Christ


Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) gave precise instructions how to respond to epidemics and pandemics, and this essay reminds readers of those instructions. The Arabic word (al-Tā’ūn) which he used is more properly translated as epidemic/pestilence, and this would include plague.


The essay also directs attention to his prophecy linking epidemics/pandemics with Dajjāl the false Messiah or Anti-Christ. Readers should know that Islam recognizes Dajjāl the False Messiah to be a supremely evil being with a PhD in deception who seeks to impersonate the true Messiah (the son of Mary). As a consequence he is now establishing his evil rule over all of mankind with a universal political, economic and monetary dictatorship. He is also now quite close to achieving his final goal of ruling the world from Holy Jerusalem. It is only at that time when he publicly proclaims himself from Jerusalem to be the Messiah - and not a day before - that Jesus the true Messiah would return to dispatch him, as well as those who support his evil dictatorship, to the garbage bin of history.




The world witnessed an ominous example of the link between Dajjāl and epidemics during the anthrax attack that occurred one month after the 9/11 attack on America. It created conditions bordering on panic, and in the process advanced the strategic goals sought by those who planned and executed that 9/11 act of terrorism.
The ultimate goal of their biological and other forms of warfare is to realize a diabolically evil Pax Judaica in which the world would be ruled from Jerusalem. That Pax Judaica would represent the culmination of a three-stage messianic process that commenced with an evil Pax Britanica and was eventually replaced with the present evil Pax Americana.


Something went very wrong when embarrassing anthrax footprints were discovered. Those footprints were an embarrassment since they could not be presented to the world as Arab/Muslim. The discovery of those footprints led, seven years later, to the prime suspect, Dr. Bruce Ivins, a microbiologist/vaccinologist and senior biodefence researcher at the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Fort Detrick, Maryland, allegedly committing suicide (perhaps the same kind of convenient suicide that British weapons inspector, Dr David Kelly is alleged to have committed). Those who recognize lies and deception would not be surprised on the day when the earth speaks (Qur’ān, al-Zilzāl, 99:4) to learn that they were assassinated in order to conceal further footprints. Dr Ivin’s so-called suicide occurred just when the FBI was about to file formal charges against him for alleged criminal connection to the 2001 anthrax attacks. As a consequence of the convenient so-called suicide the supporters of Dajjāl were spared a potentially very dangerous public trial.
Death from Epidemics and Martyrdom


The Prophet declared, as only a true Prophet could declare, that “death from epidemic is martyrdom for every Muslim” (Sahīh Bukhāri). A Muslim is here defined as anyone who has declared belief in the One God, i.e., the God of our father Abraham (‘alaihi al-Salām). That One God created both the male and the female, but is neither male nor female. Anyone who worships a man (or woman) or a God who appeared as a man (or woman), would be guilty of blasphemy and, unless he or she now repents, would pay a terrible price on Judgment Day for such blasphemy.


It was in consequence of that assurance of martyrdom for those who have faith in Allah Most High, that the Prophet could give an order that would today evoke the envy of governments: "If you hear of an epidemic outbreak in a land, do not enter it; but if it breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place" (Sahīh Bukhāri). It should be clear that obedience of the Prophet’s command would effectively quarantine the epidemic and eventually contain it and prevent its spread to other places.


If in the coming months the Swine Flu epidemic were to strike Laventille or Westmoorings in Trinidad for example, and residents were to die in significant numbers, no secular government could possibly prevent an exodus from the stricken area by those fleeing in panic to Cedros/Icacos and other such remote locations.


Muslims on the other hand, who obey the blessed Prophet, would be expected to set the example for others by remaining in the stricken area. They would also be expected to care for those affected by the epidemic (rather than scorn and ostracize them) knowing that by taking care of the stricken they may have the good fortune to die as martyrs. It is in this context that we can understand the Prophet’s declaration that epidemics were “punishment sent by Allah on whom He wished, and Allah made it a source of mercy for the believers, for if one in the time of an epidemic stays in his place patiently hoping for Allah's Reward and believing that nothing will befall him except what Allah has written for him, (and he dies) he will get the reward of a martyr" (Sahīh Bukhāri).
Readers may wish to reflect over the fact that the Aids epidemic appears to be precisely such Divine punishment inflicted on those deserving of punishment. Those on the other hand who die of Aids while holding fast to faith in their hearts and who are innocent of transgressions of the flesh, would receive the reward reserved for martyrs.


Epidemics as a Sign of the Last Day


The Prophet also prophesied the occurrence of epidemics as a Sign of the Last Day:
"Count six signs that indicate the approach of the Hour: my death, the conquest of Jerusalem, an epidemic that will afflict you (and cause you to die in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts sheep, the increase of wealth to such an extent that even if one is given one hundred Dinārs, he will not be satisfied; then an affliction which no Arab house will escape . . .” (Sahīh Bukhāri).


This prophecy, when combined with others, clearly indicates that Dajjāl will wage biological warfare in the form of epidemics that would substantially reduce the Arab population in and around Israel. That, in turn, would facilitate his quest to rule the world from Jerusalem.


Finally the Prophet prophesied that “neither Dajjāl (i.e., the false Messiah or Anti-Christ) nor epidemic would enter (the city of) Madina” (Sahīh Bukhāri). It would be a matter of more than passing interest to witness the fulfillment of this prophecy if and when the city of Makkah is stricken by an epidemic. The millions who travel annually to Makkah to perform the pilgrimage (Hajj) to the Temple built by Abraham (‘alaihi al-Salām) will most certainly take an epidemic to Makkah. But most pilgrims also visit Madina. How then can Madina escape epidemics?


Protection from Dajjāl’s Epidemics


Readers would surely consider it important to find out what steps they can resort to for protection from Dajjāl’s biological warfare in the form of epidemics.
The Qur’ān has declared of itself that it possesses the capacity to heal (Qur’ān, al-Isra, 17:82). This writer assumes that ‘capacity to heal’ includes ‘protection from illness’. The Prophet advised Muslims to recite the first ten verses of the Chapter of the Cave (Sūrah al-Kahf) of the blessed Qur’ān for protection from Dajjāl. In order for such recitation to have the desired effect, however, a believer must first establish such credentials with the Qur’ān as would elicit a positive response. The Qur’ān itself has warned (Qur’ān, al-Furqān, 25:30) of a time when it would be forsaken and neglected. The very first evidence of such neglect would be abandonment of the practice of reciting the Qur’ān (in Arabic) cover-to-cover at least one a month. Even if they were to recite the Qur’ān regularly it would hardly yield the desired result unless believers were to emotionally bond with the blessed Book. It is for this reason that the Book commands that it be recited calmly and with melody and rhythm (Qur’ān, Muzammil, 73:4) (and not at 95 miles an hour during the night-time prayers of Ramadān by professionals who cannot recite other than at that utterly sinful speed).


This essay concludes with the reminder to those who recite the Qur’ān regularly that the recitation of the first ten verses of Sūrah al-Kahf can offer them protection from Swine Flu epidemic and other such epidemics. This information may become crucially important in the months that lie ahead.






Just to add on this: this does not mean we just sit and hope. Allah helps those who help themselves, so inshallah we should make sure we try keep ourselves warm when it gets cold and avoid those areas where we would be at risk. Allah knew why we had to do wudhu, in times like these it may be a saving virtue.




Inshallah we will be protected by the Grace of the Lord of the Worlds from any harm, AMIN.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

tagged :)


Assalamu alaykum


I have been tagged by Sister Fahiima (beautiful name by the way)…to write 10 honest things about me that my blogger readers may not know…so here goes...

1. I was born a Muslim, but really, I am a revert.
I was a wild child, up until I understood the whys and why nots of Islam. Why hijab, why is this the truth, didn’t practice much until I understood.
I knew so much yet so little. I was so far from Islam so I sort of took my shahada again.

2. I carry a pen and notebook everywhere so that when things get muddled up in my head, I can clear it out. Usually when angry almost tearing the paper with the pen...ahh the stress release.

3. My dad doesn’t know I’m married. Better marriage than living in haraam I say. But the situation is complicated and will fill him in slowly…yeah, sorry for dropping that bomb on everyone…

4. I cannot speak Somali, my native tongue, very embarrassed about it, and get roaring laughter everytime I try because of how broken it is apparently. Well I laugh at Somali’s broken English everytime so I guess I deserve it. Still, it’s the funniest thing. Kostometic – cosmetic, barafum – perfume…

5. My dream is living as a Bedouin somewhere in the outskirts of Medina…Life would be so much easier.


6. I can tell I will be a control-freak mother… no TV, no Music, no nothing. Tough!


7. My husband makes me fat. With his big appetite, I’m struggling to secure some food before it disappears. Lol. Just kidding, but he does eat a lot.


8. I want a baby…SO MUCH. But I guess I have to break the news to my dad first…oh the hurdles!


9. I was born in the wrong era. Seriously, even 100 years back won’t be too bad. I feel like an old woman watching this world change before my eyes into something sick and disfigured.


10. I had cramps that felt like childbirth. I couldn’t get out of bed. I was screaming, sweating, shivering, and once passed out in pain. Any sisters having similar pains, I found the answer…its called Solpadeim. :)


So for this Honest Scrap tag, I would like to tag these sisters and brothers to know them a little better Inshallah:













And I pass the Awesome Award to 2 bloggers. Sorry, its a tie, I just couldn't decide. Ayan at Beyoutiful Hijabi and Jamaican Muslimah because I learn so much from the posts from both of these talented Muslimahs. Inshallah may Allah reward you for sharing them. Amin

Marwa Sheribini, The Hijabi Martyr


Marwa al-Sherbini, a 32-year-old Egyptian who was about four months pregnant and wore the hijab, had pressed charges against her neighbour, Alex W, an immigrant from Russia of German heritage. He had harassed her, calling her a terrorist and was set to testify against him when he stabbed her 18 times inside a courtroom in front of her 3-year-old son on July 1 in Dresden. Al-Sherbini’s husband came to her aid and was also stabbed by the assailant and shot in the leg by a security guard who mistook him for the attacker, German prosecutors said. He is now in critical condition in a German hospital, according to al-Sherbini's brother.

She was stabbed 18 times, not in some dark alley. Not in some dangerous neighbourhood. In the bright lights of a courtroom, where we would assume there were armed police. Yes, this happened. But who reported it? What did he use to stab? Shouldn't he been checked under police custody? 18 times? Isn't once quick enough to stop him? 18 times??


The murderer had previously been fined for calling her a "terrorist" for wearing the Islamic hijab or headscarf, and was in court to appeal against his conviction.


Marwa Sherbini is a martyr.


This is the Europe we live in. This is an extreme example of European Islamophobia, especially because of the initially muted reaction to the crime in Germany and the rest of the world.
On Tuesday, German government spokesman Thomas Steg defended the reaction, saying Germany had "not been silent", and that early details about the case had not been sufficiently clear for a "spontaneous reaction".


Right. Can you imagine if it was in Egypt that a German woman was stabbed for not wearing hijab. Just imagine for a second the kind of reporting that would ensue. This again reminds us that what we consider news is incidents that follow one agenda and one conclusion. Anything that happens that doesn’t follow this agenda is simply ignored.


"We are thinking of naming one of the city's streets after her," said Dresden’s immigration officer Marita Schieferdecker-Adolph. I would be laughing if the situation wasn’t so sad. Naming a street doesn’t change prejudice, and the whole underlying problems that brought the lady to court in the first place.


Mashallah, she is not dead. She is a Martyr, she is in Jannah INSHALLAH.


It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “He who is wounded in the Cause of Allah will come on the Day of Judgment with his wound bleeding. The color (of its discharge) will be the color of blood, (but) its smell will be the smell of musk. ‏” (Agreed upon hadith )


Jihad includes standing up for Islam. She opposed the sick stereotype imposed on Muslims today. “Terrorist”. She wore hijab with dignity and pride in following what Allah prescribed for us. Surely, she is a Mujaheed.


The Noble Qur'an 2:216 Jihâd (fighting/struggling in Allâh's Cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allâh knows but you do not know.
3:142] Do you expect to enter Paradise without GOD distinguishing those among you who strive, and without distinguishing those who are steadfast?



Do not think that those who are killed in the cause of GOD are dead; they are alive at their Lord, enjoying His provisions.
They are rejoicing in GOD's grace, and they have good news for their comrades who did not die with them, that they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
They have good news of GOD's blessings and grace, and that GOD never fails to reward the believers.
For those who respond to GOD and the messenger, despite the persecution they suffer, and maintain their good works, and lead a righteous life, a great reward.
When the people say to them, "People have mobilized against you; you should fear them," this only strengthens their faith, and they say, "GOD suffices us; He is the best Protector."

[3:169-173]


INALILLAHI WA INNA ILAYHI RAJI'UN.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Waswas and split personalties part1



I cannot write to advise and remind others and myself of sticking to aspects of the Deen without addressing the fact that we have shaytans within us.
The Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam said: “There is none among you with whom is not an attache from amongst the Jinn.” They, the Companions said: “Allah’s Apostle, with you too?” Thereupon he said: “Yes, but Allah helps me against him and he does not command me but for his own good. (Sahih Muslim 6757)

At the same time,
For each (person), there are angels in succession, before and behind him.[] They guard him by the Command of Allâh. Verily! Allâh will not change the good condition of a people as long as they do not change their state of goodness themselves (by committing sins and by being ungrateful and disobedient to Allâh). But when Allâh wills a people's punishment, there can be no turning back of it, and they will find besides Him no protector. Quran(13:11)
So even as we feel the battle within ourselves, we should know that it is not a force of shaytan present, but also a force of good.

Iman is a fluctuating thing. It could be filling to the brim but, not always. And may Allah Ta’alah ease the hardships and temptations for us. Amin. It is difficult, but the path to Jannah has to be.

Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere
Quran (2:155)

So there are 2 types of people in the world…no inbetweens, no grey areas. Those that will lead you to Jannah and those that will lead you to Hell. So this pushing away the bad influences may be one way to survive this dunya as a perservering muslimah. Inshallah! I’ve noticed with myself that once you divide the people around you into these two, and avoid the latter, things get abit easier. It is tough saying so and so will lead me to hell, but it will be for the greater good, Inshallah.

Ok, so no one is perfect, Allah made us weak…only angels will ever perfectly, tirelessly devote every minute without one sin.

The Prophet said, "When Allah ordains something on the Heaven the angels beat with their wings in obedience to His Statement which sounds like that of a chain dragged over a rock. His Statement: 'Until when the fear is banished from their hearts, the Angels say, 'What was it that your Lord said?' They reply, 'He has said the Truth. And He is the Most High, The Great.' " (34.23)
Sahih Bukhari 3:573, Narrated Abu Huraira

WASWAS
This simply means the whispering of Shaytan. I had to write on this because its something I battle with a lot. I try to be a perfectionist but when it comes to wudhu for example, I wonder have I washed this thrice or, did I miss that rakkat, is this halaal, is that permissible. I guess it is another extreme.
A psychologist would say this is OCD, Obsessive Complusive Disorder. However it does not explain why it occurs when I’m doing something connected to Islam. If it was OCD, it would plague me throughout my daily activities. Clearly, Shaytan does not bother me with the doubt-filled whisperings when I’m doing anything else.



Ya Allah,

I am weak, for You made me weak,
Out of mud, I am moulded easily
I can be red-hot, burnt in the kiln
I can be ice-cold, frozen and numb
I can be spineless, squelching under trodding shoes
I can be hard, yet easily broken

So with this weakness,
I beg for strength

Strength to cool the heat and heat the cool
Strength to harden before trodden on and soften with humility.

Amin

Friday, 3 July 2009

Judaism leads to Dajjal

Dajjal: the false messiah; المسيح الدّجّال‎, literally "The Impostor Messiah". He will appear pretending to be Masih (or the Messiah) at a time in the future, before Yawm al-Qiyamah (Judgment Day)


To whom will he be pretending to?
The Muslims and Christians both know the Messiah came in the form of Isa alayhi salam. They both understand that an evil being will appear before Isa alayhi salam comes to lead the world back to Dar-ul-Islam (in the case of the Muslims, the Christians believe of Jesus alayhi salam having his kingdom on earth). Jesus alayhi salam will come to fight the Antichrist, thus both Muslims and Christians would expect the antichrist first. Who is he coming for?

It is no doubt many will fall for the temptations of Dajjal, even Muslims and those thinking they have enough iman will be won over. The Prophet Peace and blessings be upon him said, "Those who hear about the Dajjal should stay far from him. By Allah! A person will approach him thinking him to be a believer, but on seeing his amazing feats he will become his follower." (Imran-b-Hussain / Abu Daud). But it is clear who will be the main followers.

Dajjal will be a Jew and his followers will be mainly of Jewish religion.

Narrated by Anas ibn Malik (radiAllahu anhu) Allah's Apostle (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said,
The Dajjal would be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan wearing Persian shawls.
[Sahih Muslim #7034]

Another indication is that they are actually waiting for him.

The Jews had the same truth that Muslims have. But over the centuries, the Word has been altered to fulfil their own desires concerning riba, used by one tribe to attack another tribe within themselves but the message of the coming of Isa alayhi salam is still intact.

“I believe with perfect faith in the coming of the Messiah. How long it takes, I will await His coming everyday.” –from Judaism’s Principles of Faith as stated by Rambam, Principle 12 of Maimonides' 13 Principles of Faith

Their ‘mashiach’ is the one who will be anointed as king in the Latter Days. He will be the very real king of a very real Torah government in the Land of Israel. And we Muslims can see a scary picture forming here.

The establishment of Judaism rejected Isa alayhi salam and to this day despise his mention. They rejected the true Messiah. So they are waiting, and Allah will send Dajjal and they will be extremely mistaken and celebrate the appearance of this False Messiah.


From their 'Torah':

The mashiach will be a great political leader descended by a pure male line from King David (Jeremiah 23,5). The mashiach is often referred to as "mashiach ben David" (The Mashiach, son of David). He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments (Isaiah 11,2-5). He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example. He will be a great military figure who will win battles for Israel, freeing the Jews of foreign domination and establishing a Torah-based kingdom in Israel. He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33,15)

Before the time of the mashiach, there will be war and great suffering (Ezekiel 38,16). Then the mashiach will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing all Jews outside Israel back to Israel (already happened, thanks to the efforts of Gog and Magog, and again this proves we are living in the Dajjalic era) , and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11,11-12; Jeremiah 23,8; 30,3; Hosea 3,4-5). He will establish a Torah government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and Gentiles (Isaiah 2,2-4; 11,10; 42,1). He will rebuild the Temple (currently where Al Aqsa stands today, explaining why they are drilling underground to destabilise it) and reestablish its worship (Jeremiah 33,18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel, if it had not already been reestablished before him, and establish the Torah as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33,15).

Just a look at the 'Temple works'

They want to welcome Dajjal with his temple. There is an obsession with the Holy Land by a people who claim to be secular. This was previously mentioned in the Gog and Magog piece. They are the right hands of Dajjal, preparing the world for his return. Call them Zionist, freemasons, they are Gog and Magog. They have a united goal in respect to the Holy Land and the breakdown of society. Already we see religion attacked, investments in education reducing, injustice in the world driven by a hatred of Muslims and Arabs in particular. Once we understand Gog and Magog, we understand that Jerusalem is key in welcoming the AntiChrist.


THE BIG MISTAKE

They rejected Isa alayhi salam because they did not believe his miraculous birth, they were scared of the miracles he performed by the Grace of Allah. Believing him would have meant, the rabbis lost control. The rabbis would have to accept that they were unlawfully dealing with usury and they would have to forfeit their high ranks. They were placed higher than the Law of Allah.

They have taken their rabbis and their monks as lords beside Allah and [they take as a lord] Al-Maseeh, `Eesaa, the son of Maryam, yet they were not commanded but to worship One God: None has the right to be worshipped but He - Praise and Glory to Him: [Far is He] from having the partners they associate [withHim]" (Qur'an 9:31)

The establishment were too proud and arrogant and sought an end to Isa alayhi salam. After the whole attempted crucifixion they were convinced he was not the Messiah. The Messiah would rule the world and Isa alayhi salam did not. “That they said (in boast), “We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah”—but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not—nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.”” (Qur’an, 4:157-158, Yusuf Ali)

So the next appearance will not be on Isa alayhi salam, because they rejected him. The next appearance is of Dajjal, their ‘true’ Messiah. Their own descriptions are of Dajjal. Subhannallah may we be protected from this great fitna. Amin.

The stage is set for Dajjal, we are drawing closer to a one world government undoubtedly controlled by the wealth accumulation of the Jews. The banks have been bailed out, the Federal Reserve might call back its debt to crush the US economy, and the world will be ready for a new ‘superpower’. One of the few countries actually unfazed by the economic meltdown is Israel...and like the Suez Crisis that led to US domination politically, we await what would bring Israel forth in this manner.

It is said that “Israel has remained a relative island in a global economic meltdown”. This cannot have any other major reason as investments and money flooding in in addition to a great underlying agenda.


"'Abdullah Ibn 'Omar said, The Prophet stood up to address the people. He praised Allah as He deserved to be praised, then he spoke about the Dajjal: 'I warn you against him; there is no Prophet who has not warned his people against him, even Noah warned his people against him. But I will tell you something which no other Prophet has told his people. You must know that the Dajjal is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed.'"



INSHALLAH,

We can spend today reflecting on the fast pace at which we are racing to Qiyamah, our own personal Judgements and the End of this world. Inshallah to ward off this great test, may Allah give us the greatest perseverence throughout and inshallah have Suratul Kahf at the tips of our tongues.

Amin. Have a blessed Jumuah!

Monday, 29 June 2009

Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu,


Alhamdulillah, its been good being away, reading blogs…being with family, and getting the best of life without technology! It’s strange how information distills out into the world. How knowledge is so vast but what is known is so little. People content with being ignorant, and angry if you tell them any different. This world is not the fairy tale we once thought it was. I remember the shock when I realized the extent of deception, maybe there is more behind the curtains, but what has been slowly been revealed within the narrow constraints of ‘alternative media’ may be the tip of the ice berg.

This was the expression of shock…
http://shelooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/today-now-and-what-i-know.html

There will be a day when the mountains are turned back into rubble and the terrifying earthquakes causing us to be gripped with fear. That day we are told, the earth will spill out all the lies and false information dispatched to the common folk. It will tell us all that was covered from us.

1. When the earth is shaken with its (final) earthquake.
2. And when the earth throws out its burdens,
3. And man will say: "What is the matter with it?"
4. That Day it will declare its information (about all what happened over it of good or evil).
5. Because your Lord has inspired it.
6. That Day mankind will proceed in scattered groups that they may be shown their deeds.
7. So whosoever does good equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.
8. And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom (or a small ant), shall see it.
Surah 99, the Earthquake.

So this is the only consolation to the shocking injustices in this upside-down world. What can we do? We have no Khilafa? This Ummah left in the cold is being savagely attacked from every corner. Even within ourselves. Mashallah, the Boycott of Israeli and Zionist goods are now causing a wave of awareness. We are funding the beast. Tesco, Nestle, Starbucks, McDonalds, Johnson and Johnson…and the list goes on. Not only do they give Israel so generously, they have impressed Israel to the extent that it has to give awards such as the Jubilee Award for outstanding generosity. Asthagfirullah! We can do what we can, Inshalaah.

The hadith that says "He among you who sees a "munkar" ( something not good ) should change it with his hand ( activism, organization, movement ). If he can not do that, then with his tongue ( by speaking out against it ). If he can not do that, then within his heart ( by always disliking what is evil or harmful ) and that ( the last option ) is the weakest ( or lowest ) of faith".

So with that I applaud all the bloggers raising awareness. However, something always happens. When you believe in something, the ones who are attracted to you are those who have the same views. There is a whole bunch of people out there blissfully ignorant and need a big fat wake up call. I try with my facebook friends but, I am a conspiracy theorist to them, I really don’t care! Any new ways and ideas to raise the awareness, or raise the ‘care’ levels are desperately needed especially for the youth of today.

Videos like this are a ray of hope. May Allah bless the many that fight for the truth. And may He open the hearing and sight of those who do not know.
Amin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f41t82bnO0

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Run

Run to the countrysides, the cities are burning
The hands of the devil are deeply stirring
The cauldron of cosmopolitan centres that are busy yearning
For wealth unreachable, for happiness in a never-ending pursuit
Who built these cities, these virtual cages?
Who built these companies, these slave driving CEOs…
What happened to the fresh air, the endless fields,
why do we cling to these dirty polluted cities
when there are lush lands left empty
we were farmers, fishermen, hunters
now the corporations deny us our rights
and we are locked in grey boxes they call offices
wear tie-like nooses stating our supposed statuses
What milk and honey does the cities tempt us with
To make us leave the life we left behind
Is it the paper they print for us
That tells us what metal car we can buy
Or maybe the latest rags
Is this what our hard sweat is worth?
Years in the cages for paper
Weren’t we warned that this was all a show?
That all our clocks are ticking
The earth’s days are numbered, our days are numbered.
Yet the dunya is an old ugly woman who piles on the make-up
And we stumble in drunk with youth and fall in love with her synthetic drab
When will we wake up and see her for who she is
A temporary diversion from the path we were living
The true path, the purity, the simple path of submission.
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Still on the break, wrote this wondering how we came to this mess. Sometimes I think we've gone back a step. Is this freedom, is this the way man was made to exist?

Friday, 19 June 2009

short silence

My friends, I'm taking a short time off, appreciating many blogs, sorting out visa stuff as I hope to go back to Kenya for a short while. I hope to begin reading Jerusalem in the Quran a heavily packed book. Inshallah, looking forward to share its main points and link it to the end of Time.

ps. the Anger techniques have worked brilliantly so far, alhamdullilah!

Much love to all my readers.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

ANGER



Slightly irritated,
Annoyed,
Fuming,
Boiling rage,


Anger at whatever level is intense. Even when just a slight moment of irritation, it is like a prick, a stinging sensation that peters away once its finished wreaking havoc on the moment.
It is sometimes viewed as a part of the fight or flight brain response to the perceived threat of harm.
Heart rate goes up, so does blood pressure, and levels of adrenaline and noradrenaline .

So that hot feeling somewhere in the midst of the tightening chest is questioning your brain, "whaddare you going to do about it!" Forget the science of it, that moment has no time for reason!
Whatever it is that has got you to that state, for the hot tempered like myself, nothing else makes sense except that red angry angry angry moment and sometimes it can end up regrettably.

After such situations, after calming down, then thinking about ayats like the one below, I can’t help feeling SO guilty.

Verses like Qur'an 3:133–134 say "Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous; Those who spend (freely), whether in prosperity, or in adversity; who restrain anger, and pardon (all) men;- for Allah loves those who do good.", thereby hinting at the fact that anger management is a tact that Muslims need to learn in order to attain salvation


I’ve read self help books, learnt the meditation and counting therapies when you begin getting angry, but seriously that’s the last thing on my mind if I get to that level. But I’ve got to get this sorted...and it’s funny how specific people i.e. the husband have the talent of bringing out this feeling. Quicker than anything, I need strength!

It’d be nice to hear how you deal with times like these…

Brooding doesn’t help, it prolongs the explosion…I must sound terrible, I’m almost always the innocent one!

Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasalam is reported to have said said: "A strong man is not he who defeats his adversary by wrestling, but a strong man is he who controls himself at the time of anger."
Sahih Bukhari

Allah's Messenger sallalahu alayhi wasalam Said: a Muslim is never allowed to stay angry with his Muslim brother over three day's , because he who does that, then dies will go to hell ( FIRE ) . ( This is reported by Abu Dawood ) (Sahih Al - Jami ) ( page 7609).
“ Anger is the effect of shaytaan and shaytaan was created from fire. And water extinguishes fire."

In Tabraani . ( A book of Hadeeth ). It is narrated that Rasulullah sallalahu alayhi wasalam Said : Who ever controls there temper Allah will take away punishment from him and who so ever safe guard's his tongue Allah will conceal his sins. In another Hadeeth which is narrated in (Tirmizi and Abu Dawood): Rasulullah sallalahu alayhi wasalam said: Who ever controls their temper in a state that if he wanted he could have took revenge. Then On the day of judgement Allah will call him in front of everyone and will give him the choice of picking the Hoor of his choice.
The remedy for anger is that when a person who is angry should control his anger . It has been said there are three way's shown to control ones Anger.

1). is to say Ta'awwuz.
It is narrated in Bukhari that two people were arguing in the presence of Rasulullah salalahu alayhi waslalam. One of the two became so angry that his face went red and his veins swelled. Rasulullah sallalahu alayhi wasalam lifted his face towards that person and said to him that I know a sentence if you were to say it your anger will go away. The sentence is ( taw’wz ). The translation is as follows:
Audhu billahi mina shaytani rajim
I seek refuge in Allah from satan the rejected one

2). is to do Wudu (Abolution ) or drink water.
Dawud, Narrated Atiyyah as-Sa'di AbuWa'il al-Qass said: We entered upon Urwah ibn Muhammad ibn as-Sa'di. A man spoke to him and made him angry. So he stood and performed ablution; he then returned and performed ablution, and said: My father told me on the authority of my grandfather Atiyyah who reported the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) as saying: Anger comes from the devil, the devil was created of fire, and fire is extinguished only with water; so when one of you becomes angry, he should perform ablution.

3). is to lie down on the floor.

also, Ayatul Kursi and a 2 rakaat salaah...


Crying in frustration in isolation is my usual method, but its got to be in isolation because a “are you ok? Don’t cry” will only make things worse. This method is not really working...at all.
Inshallah will have to try to remember these methods next time anything happens, Inshallah not for a long looong looong time.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Dangerous dangerous Darwin, part 2 (last part)


If scientific conclusion is to be based on hard evidence, then why have we allowed speculation to run amok in the case of evolution. It is a baseless theory that results in questioning the existence of God. It should be taught in schools today that it has failed, so that the next generation will not be as confused as those indoctrinated with a false theory.


Not very long ago, the Sun appeared to revolve around the earth, but that was not true. Man, mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and invertebrates may appear to be rising from preceding organism but this is not true either.
Every species has instincts of its own specific kind and there is no intermediate fossils linking different groups together. It suited the 19th century thinker who thought that matter was the only reality and nothing existed which could be perceived through the senses. In this century with the explosion of knowledge and science, when previous theories lacking hard evidence have been discarded, it is surprising that scientists are still clinging on to this shaky hypothesis of Darwinian and neo Darwinian evolution.


It may be an illustration of man’s persistent arrogance and denial that there is a God, because that would mean that there is accountability. This world is just the first of the next eternal world.


The greatest evidence of God is in His creation. Nature and our study of nature both proclaim, shouts out to us that there is a God, One God, who in His Wisdom continues to sustain the universe. The very existence of the Universe with its superb organisation is inexplicable except as having being brought into existence by a Creator.
So to all the atheists who relied on Evolution, this is the Truth. Evolution is unscientific. Science proves that.


This is the Quranic explanation of the beginning of life.


Do not the Unbelievers see that the heavens and the earth were joined together (as one unit of creation), before we clove them asunder? We made from water every living thing. Will they not then believe? (21:30) Today when scientists look for traces of life on Mars or Jupiter moons, they look for water!
Reptiles came out of the water and were followed by two legged then 4 legged creatures [24:45]. And GOD created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. GOD creates whatever He wills. GOD is Omnipotent.
The heavens are expanding [51:47]. "...We have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We who are steadily expanding it.... " Modern science tells us that the universe was started from a singularity. The pictures taken by Edwin Hubbell in Mount Wilson observatory in 1929 showed that the universe was expanding which led to the Big Bang theory. The Qur'an anticipated this "discovery" by 14 centuries.
The heaven used to be smoke [41:11]. Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, "Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly." They said, "We come willingly."
We know that smoke is a mixture of hot gases and suspended particles.
The atom is not the smallest unit of matter in the universe which indicates the presence of subatomic particles! [34:3] Those who disbelieve have said, "The Hour will never come to pass!" Say, "Absolutely - by my Lord - it will most certainly come to you. He is the Knower of the future. Not even the equivalent of an atom's weight is hidden from Him, be it in the heavens or the earth. Not even smaller than that, or larger (is hidden). All are in a profound record."
The Universe was created over a very long period. For God, some days last 1000 lunar years [22:47, 32:5]. This was used by Professor Mansour Hassab-Elnaby, an Egyptian physicist, to calculate the speed of light C=299792.5 km/s !!!


So we can see that the Quran is undoubtedly the Word of God. Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasalam did not have a microscope with him, he spoke what was revealed to him. Any anyone who refutes this has decided knowlingly to disobey Allah, and He is All- Watching, All- Wise.

Dangerous dangerous Darwin part 1

The world is full of atheists. They just don’t believe in God. They believe this world just came about randomly with the optimum conditions for life. Further, that we came from monkeys. Evolution claims that species gradually evolved over millions of years step by step from primitive into highly complex organisms by mutation and natural selection. Evolution has been portrayed as if it were a proven fact, like the Law of Gravity, being included in the curriculums of many schools. This is greatly damaging as it removes the essence of genesis. Adam peace and blessings be on him, did not exist. Just like that it refutes all of the Books from Allah, and the student will from then on not believe religion as it is unscientific.

Is evolution absolute truth?
How is the general public made to believe in this outrageous theory?
We are too familiar with the common newsreel cliche that the evolutionary chain has been confirmed yet again by a missing link, latin names are given to any skulls and skeletons that have been found, these are arranged in order and depicted in diagrams and imaginary drawings. Many extinct species have existed in the past and their fossilised remains are presented as the ‘evidence for evolution’ in the form of ‘missing links’.
This perception is far from reality.
1.) Important conflicting facts are ignored and said to be ‘experimental error’. The evidence is flawed because circular reasoning is used. For example; the interpretation of the fossil record is not objective as it is influenced by the assumption that evolution has taken place so everything must be forced to fit in with the framework.
2.) Failure of evolutionists to understand the difference between scientific and historical evidence. If you can mimic a series of events today which you suppose happened in the past-that does not prove they actually happened. For example; the formation of amino acids uses such assumptions.
The modern version of Darwin’s theory proposed 2 imaginary mechanisms:
i. Random genetic mutations –said to be the driving force behind evolution, yet most genetic mutations are almost always harmful to the organism, or at best neutral. Not surprisingly, no useful mutations have been demonstrated todate.
ii. Natural selection- this process is said to help positive characteristics to spread, so things ‘evolve’. Why and how natural selection operated even before life existed, remains an unsolved mystery.

More unanswered questions from this blindly accepted theory:
How did life evolve from non living forms-given the chaotic environment of the earth at the time?
How did the very first cell survive the harsh environment?
Genetic material needs a parent cell. Where was the parent?
How did the very first complex structures such as DNA or RNA molecules come into being?
What instructed these molecules to replicate?
Why was life the best way for non-living forms to exist longer?
The questions are never ending!
The evolution theory collapses at the very first hurdle even before addressing fossil evidence and the missing links or so called ‘evolution in action’. Scientists can dig up fossils all day long and make evolutionary diagrams that join each species together with arrows but they cannot todate explain the life at the cellular level. There is an eerie silence on this subject when you search scientific literature on the question of how molecular machines developed.
Molecules haul substances from one place to another along highways made of molecules. Others act as cables, ropes, and pulleys to hold the cell in shape or turn cellular switches on and off. Solar molecules capture the energy of photons and store it in chemicals. Electrical molecules allow current to flow through the nerves. Manufacturing molecules build other molecules. Cells copy themselves and ingest food. Highly sophisticated molecules control every cellular process and this could not simply have evolved. This is the dark side of evolution that is not blasted through your screens and books.
In the nineteenth century, Darwin could not explain through evolution how life works. How did the eyes come about to seeing the way they do? How did blood evolve to clot? How did the body first begin to fight disease? How did the first cell decide to work?
More puzzling questions that to-date evolution cannot answer about the time of evolution.
How did animal muscles begin to cause movement?
How did photosynthesis begin to work?
How was energy extracted from food before evolution?
How did the body fight infection?
No one knew.
Modern science should show everyone that evolution is impossible!

Biochemistry presents an impenetrable barrier to Darwin’s theory.
With the advent of biochemistry, it just further proves that the more you research, you will find the vast unbridgeable canyons separating everyday life forms from their counterparts; even when you examine the tiniest forms of level of life at the microscopic scale. Biochemistry has pushed Darwin’s theory to the limit. Darwin did not understand the cell and today we can see how life actually works. It is the astonishing complexity of sub-cellular organic structures that forced the question- HOW COULD ALL THIS HAVE EVOLVED?
Case example: the Vision
In Darwin’s thinking, evolution could not build a complex organ in one step or a few steps; radical innovations such as the eye would require generations of organisms to accumulate beneficial changes gradually. He realized that if in one generation an organ as complex as the eye suddenly appeared, it would be a miracle, since its sophisticated features seemed to be interdependent (an ‘all or nothing’ structure).

Darwin managed to persuade much of the world that a modern eye evolved gradually from a simple group of pigmented cells not much more than a light sensitive spot. He did not even try to explain where the light sensitive spot came from.

Today, scientists question Darwin, they have found that even at a basic level of a light sensitive spot, vision is still very complex and involves an interaction of numerous molecular parts. The moment a light particle hits the light sensitive spot a varied number of biochemical processes begin. Just as the car engine contains numerous parts, vision involves a number of molecular structures such as the 11-cis retinal, rhodopsin and rhodopsin kinase but to name a few that are the main players not to mention the molecular ‘nuts and bolts’ that hold everything together.
The first animals with complex eyes were found not in the age of mammals but in the Cambrian era of Earth’s history (600 million years ago). Fossil records show differing invertebrate species emerged simultaneously without any sign of evolution. With higher invertebrate forms first appeared complex organs and complex organ systems. Molluscs for example had eyes that were as complex as vertebrates complete with cornea, lens, retina and nervous systems. There is no theory of evolution that can explain so early the arrival of such complex organs in their finished state.
These findings led to the Punctuated equilibria theory which states that the reason is that evolution took sudden jumps in 100,000 or 300,000 year increment s during different periods of Earth’s history. This is a clear admission by scientists that the fossil record is so incomplete that a theory explaining regular gaps had to be formulated!
Darwin had earlier admitted, “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed in which could not have possibly have been formed by numerous successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.”
Yes Mr. Darwin we can conclusively say it has.
-references- Exhibition Islam, the Islam Guide, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin's_Black_Box

Untold stories of World History

Mashallah, I have not uploaded all the parts, inshallah they are available on youtube.

Friday, 12 June 2009

Jumuah 3 - late Friday post



This day Friday is called Jumuah because this is the day that the whole of creation was gathered (mujtama’) together, and the clay of Adam alayhi salam was collected (jam’) and because people gather (jam’) and perform the Friday salah on this day. Before the advent of Islam, this day was called ‘Aroobah.


Imams Bukhari and Muslim reported that Rasoolillah (SAW) had said, "We (Muslims) came last and yet we are the first on the day of judgment. They have received the books before us (meaning Torah and Injil). We have received the book after them (meaning the Qur’an). Friday was their day to be glorified. However, they disputed on that while Allah had told us Friday is the day to glorify. Thus they will follow us. The Jews glorify Saturday, and the Christians glorify Sunday."


Also reported by Imam Muslim, Abu Dawud, Al-Nisai, and Al-Tirmidhi, that Rasoolillah (SAW) had said, "The best day during which the sun have risen is Friday. It is the Day Adam was created. It is the day when Adam entered paradise and also when he was taken out from it. It is also the day on which the day of judgment takes place."

3 things to do this Jumu’ah:

1.)Men are obligated to participate in Friday Prayer. Allah (SWT) said in Surah Al-Jumauah, (verse 9), what can be translated as, "O’ you who believe! When the call is proclaimed to Prayer on Friday hasten earnestly to the remembrance of Allah, and leave off business. That is best for you if you but knew."

2.)It is also recommended to increase supplication especially at the last hour of the day since it is the hour when requests are replied by Allah. In an authentic hadith reported by Imam Al-Nisai, Abu-Dawod, and Al-hakim, that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, "Friday has 12 hours, one of which is the hour where cries are granted for Muslim believers. This hour is sought at the last hour after Asar."

3.)It is also recommended that Muslims recite Surah Al-Kahf, because of the authentic hadith reported by Imam Al-Baihaqee and Al-Hakim, that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had said, "Who ever recites Surah Al-Kahf on Friday, Allah will give him a light to the next Friday."
Allah (SWT) said in Surah Al-Jumu’ah, (verse 10), what can be translated as, "And when the prayer is finished, then you may disperse through the land and seek of the bounty of Allah." It was not a habit of any of the companions to consider Friday as a day to take off work.

It is also the day our father Adam was created. So something else to ponder is the something thousand of thousand year anniversary of man’s existence on this beautiful earth. Have we come far? Are we proud of what we have done to this earth? What have we done since we came into existence done for good? What can we do more? Inshallah these are things to reflect on.

Allah tells us "O' mankind! Surely We created you from dust." (Surah 30: Verse 20). This is something humbling. How is it that we come from dust and get back to dust but in the meantime on earth we can be so arrogant and heedless. Allah Ta’allah reminds us that He is far greater than we.
Before Adam’s creation Allah told the angels what He was going to do.
"And when your Lord said to the angels: I am about to appoint a vicegerent in the earth. They said: Will you place therein such as will cause disorder in it or shed blood ? We celebrate your praise and extol your holy names. He answered: I know what you know not." (Surah 2: Verse 30)
This means that unlike the first assumptions of the angels, that we will cause disorder and shed blood which we continually do, there must be some good out of this creation of Adam alayhi salam. We too like the angels must praise the One most deserving of praise and worship. Be grateful for the bounty He has bestowed on us. That which we asked for and indeed that which we did not.
"And He taught Adam the names of all things; then presenting them to the angels, He said: Tell Me the names of these if you are right." (Surah 2: Verse 31)
The Angels did not know their names and said:
"Glory be to You. We have no knowledge except what You have taught us. Surely, You are Knowing, the Wise." (Surah 2: Verse 32)
After that Allah questioned Adam in the presence of all Angels about the names of different objects. He gave correct answers on the basis of this superiority. Allah asked all the Angels to bow as a mark of respect to Adam who was created so miraculously. The Holy Quran affirms:
"O' angels! Fall down making obeisance to Adam" (Surah 15: Verse 29)
And when Allah asked them to bow to Adam alayhi salam all the angels obeyed except a Jinn that was amongst them, Iblis.

His pride and arrogance blinded him. We can see the different workings of Angels as compared to Jinn. Angels do not have the capacity to disobey. They are made to perfect submission. Jinn, like us can disobey.
The Noble Qur'an - Ar-Rahmaan 55:15, 15
He created man (Adam) from sounding clay like the clay of pottery.
And the jinns did He create from a smokeless flame of fire.
Iblis felt that his make up was more superior than Adam’s and was defiant. As a result Allah Ta’alah expelled him out of the Garden of Bliss and deprived him of all Divine favours.

"Iblis said: Give me respite till the Resurrection Day. Allah said: Be you among those who are given respite. He said: Because You have thrown me out of the way, I will certainly lie in wait for them on Your Straight Path. Then will assault them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left, nor will You find most of them grateful." (Surah 7: 14-18)
So Allah granted him and his progeny life until the Day of Judgement. Todate Shaytan and his army are around us tempting us, guiding us to the wrong path. He’s already lied to people that he didn’t exist. And, Poof like that , he’s gone. So now, most people don’t know he’s there, so they don’t guard against our biggest enemy!

Just to point out when the man says "Satan and his angels". {---- (false) ....satan and his fellow jinn. Disclaimer: UFOs don't exist. :)

But we must make JIHAD. Fight the Devil in ourselves. The doubt. The temptation.
This Friday, we must do that by first acknowledging there is A God, one God and He is giving us Signs, everyday…look around you, look inside you…Signs everywhere, the One true guide in Islam, the logic.
We will soon show them Signs in the Universe and inside their selves until it will become quite clear to them that it is the Truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a Witness over all things? –The Noble Quran 41:53



بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ

The Purity- Chapter 112, Quran

Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;
Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;
He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;
And there is none like unto Him.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Gog and Magog - More Identifiable qualities

Further evidence from the Quran that Gog and Magog are with us and very active today are in the description of qualities they possess.


EXTRAORDINARY MILITARY POWER

The implication in the ayat about the freeing of Jerusalem for the Jews also implied that Gog and Magog would, in this modern age also still maintain and expand their military strength. Today, the continuous developments in technology have meant that a Gog and Magog world order is firmly established. No country that would have the will to stand up against their injustices would be safe from severe reprucisions. This military power is unique to any this world had ever seen before. Examples of these today can witnessed in Iraq and Afghanistan the testing of remote controlled robots. The robots available are:
• Powered exoskeletons
• Bomb disposal robots
• Unmanned ground vehicles
• Unmanned combat air vehicles
• Autonomous underwater vehicles
http//www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/science/jan-june09/robots_04-23.html

The Americans and western soldiers as brave as they are to blindly risk their lives for the evil of others are rarely on one on one combat. They targetted Afghanistan, one of the poorest nations in the Middle East with bombs upon bombs. It would not be fair to call this a war, it is a downright invasion with a topping of oppression and torture. Even a coalition of nations could not overpower the nations that rule the world today.
Those specific countries are: mainly USA and UK, Russia in a more dormant manner, and the EU nations that actively follow the tide.

Something else that we must remember is that the balance of power in the world a thousand years ago for example was very different. Nations would rise as dominant in their regions but the word ‘superpower’ did not exist in the form that it does today. How did USA and UK rise in this manner?

The West can look disdainfully at the rest of the world and smugly say there is a clash of civilisations, theirs better than any other’s. But they had no part to play in the story of the great civilisations around the world. Not like the centres of enlightenment in China, Africa, South America! Europe was busy in the stone age at the same times.

Even later on after literature and science took hold in Europe, UK had been dismissed by Napoleon as a nation of shopkeepers. But strangely, by the 1900s it had control of the seas, trade around the world. This was the beginning of a New World. Britain was at the forefront of the industrial revolutions, the new inventions and with the populating of the land of the Native Americans, and plundering the wealth of every land they entered thus the spread of this New World had laid its foundations.
The superpowers are only so through blood money.

They did not leave a country, granting it 'independence' UNTIL there was a money system dependent on them. They began generously giving the countries all over the Commonwealth loans that they could never and still can never pay back. There is interest attached of course. And until now Africa and the rest of the colonies pay back with resources they should be using to feed themselves. To top off the hypocricy, they still 'raise awareness', attempt to 'Make Poverty History', but while they run the sad stories on tv and show the barely living bodies with their skins holding on to bones and with flies around them, their pity is disgusting because if they wanted they could indeed make it history. Stop the debt and leave Africa and its treasures be!


TWO CONTRASTING AGES.

Dhul Qarnain was a leader of people, blessed by Allah with wisdom and kindness in his reign. The word Qarnain in Arabic means either two horns or two Ages or Eras. The method of tafseer used by many learned scholars of the Quran is to use the Quran’s references to explain itself. For example, where else in the Quran has the word Qarn been used and how? It had been used to refer to an Age. Thus Dhul Qarnain also symbolises a comparison of two Ages. The Age that he reigned with justice compared to the Age when Gog and Magog will rule with the opposite of his traits.

The Quran had declared that Dhul Qarnain had been divinely been bestowed with the capacity and power to pursue whatever objective he chose. His power was founded on the faith in Allah, and in comparison, today power is founded of the faith of self fulfilment, ego and greed without the acknowledgement of One Higher than man himself.

When asked by Allah whether to punish or to do good to a people, he replied most graciously.
Till when he reached the place of sun setting, he found it setting in a spring of black mud, and he found a people there. We said, 'O Zulqarnain, either you punish them or do good to them'. 86 He submitted, 'as one who did injustice, we shall punish him soon, then he will be returned towards his Lord, He will strike him with an evil striking'. 87
And one who believed and did good deeds then the recompense for him is the good; and soon We shall speak to him easy affair. 88
-Surah Kahf

However the modern world order punishes whatever stands in their way irrespective of innocence. Just recently was an outcry in America as to why homosexuals are executed in Iran yet in their country black men endure capital punishment without a proper trial. Domestically, prisons are the means we treat others as animals caging them for years on end. If one enters an America prison, you are faced with men. Black men. Young black men. Racial profiling has had its toll, the cycle of deprivation for minorities that results in crime being the only way out has had its toll. So there they are, the Black men caged. Statistics gathered show one in every four black men will go to jail, another shows the number of people in jail are more than those in university.

Internationally, Guantanamo and the untold Abu Ghraibs -still well active as I type this- tortures, punishes others for being Arab and Muslim. What else have they been proven to be guilty of?
The US holds nearly all its prisoners in an unclear legal status - without definition of their rights. US authorities have used the vague terms "enemy combatants," "security detainees," "security internees," and "persons under custody." The Coalition has refused to use the standard terminology -- "prisoners of war" or "criminal detainees" - for which legal rights are clearly specified under international law, domestic US law, and military doctrine. In effect, the detaining authorities do not recognize the rights of those they are holding. In this legal no-man's-land, Iraqi prisoners have no recourse, no way of demanding rights, and no way of proving their innocence or gaining their release.
These innocent people gathered up through countless house raids are usually the fathers, brothers and sons leaving behind women and children, usually with no breadwinner, and sinking deeper into poverty. This is how democracy is spread.
And they say Islam was the one spread by the sword, you should be more scared if America threatens to democratise* your country!!!


INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Dhul Qarnain had stopped at a place and saw its indigenous people. His tolerance and respect for a different kind of people is something unheard of today. Dhūl Qarnain’s use of power was again described in Sūrah
al-Kahf in a second instance where he encountered a people “for
whom We (Allah) had provided no cover other than that (i.e.
naturally provided).” His response was to respect their human
rights and to unconditionally recognize the precedence of such
rights over all other interests regardless of their primitive way of
life and regardless of even such strategic interests as the
acquisition of territory, mining for diamonds and gold, extracting
(Caspian as in Afghanistan) oil resources, etc. He left them as they were.

The millions killed by British colonialists is a story very easily forgotten. With their extensive naval force, they travelled the world and saw different people and different places. Their basic instinct was to murder in cold blood innocent people using guns which the latter had no possible defence. The whole of the thousands of Tasmania’s inhabitants are extinct. Killed off like pests, they were tied to trees and used as target practice.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasmanian_Aborigines
http://www.cwo.com/~lucumi/tasmania.html
Many of the real Americans still fenced off in reserves and prisons,

the Slave trade that is still going on todate is a testimony of the unjust treatment of a weaker people. Weakened by military opposition and the debt ridden economy of today. In Haiti where extreme poverty renders families destitute, the children are sold of as slaves to Americans who come for ‘child shopping’. http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/Story?id=5326508
We can see wherever the Gog and Magog forces landed there was injustice to the owners of that land. Opposite to the Age of Dhul Qarnain, this is an Age of the Oppression of the ones in need of protection.
There are countless more injustices the ‘superpowers’ have committed to get where they are. Countless more massacres, thefts and oppression. And they can still have the nerve to condemn others for human rights violations.
Surely this is the Age the Quran talks about. A world founded on principles of godlessness. Instead of power punishing the oppressor, power is used to oppress. Power targets the weak and the religious lifestyle. This is not exclusive to Islam but Islam is a distinctively special target for Gog and Magog.


A GLOBAL MELTING POT.

Multi culturalism is a beautiful thing, but the globalisation is something distinctly different. The West only had to export the television to conquer a people. If the millions of rich cultures were stripped off to plaster on a pair of Levis and a smiley face T-shirt and the languages forgotten, that is not really celebrating our differences is it? Same lifestyles, same conditioning = same thinking = easy control.
And on that Day [i.e. the Day Ya'juj and Ma'juj (Gog and Magog) will come out], We shall leave them to surge like waves on one another, and the Trumpet will be blown, and We shall collect them all together. 99 Surat Al Kahf.
This shows that before the trumpet signalling the beginning of the Day of Judgement, Gog and Magog would merge like
waves into all the different nations, tribes and people who
constitute mankind in such wise that all of mankind, except the true
servants of Allah Most High, would be absorbed into the godless
decadent Gog and Magog meltingpot.
This is quite clear from the
Hadīth which disclosed that on Judgement Day, 999 out of every
1000 of mankind would have become Y’ajūj and M’ajūj and would
all enter into the hellfire. Most of the population on earth would follow Gog and Magog in their godless ways until one cannot tell who is an original Gog and Magog.
People are abandoning their distinct cultures, languages, mode of dressing, values to assimilate into one global culture, following the western fashions and renderring their cultural values ‘uncivilised’.

If you walk into town, you notice as Shaykh Imran Hosein put it, the blue jeans jammat. Modest muslimahs covering their awra actually stand out from those in the process of taking off, tightening whatever clothing they have left on.
The barrier would be broken to let Gog and Magog out, and this is also symbolic of the cultural barriers broken. Differences ways of living, the nomadic, the farming, the fishing are all slowly coming to an end as we rely on corporations for food, and we embrace the modern rat race of ‘work life.’
If you want to know proof of the weak following nature of human beings just observe this phenomena. Who tells them what to wear? Where does this culture come from? We Muslims may try to wear as we’re told but the rest of the world is no different except that we hear from Allah, while they are simply programmed and conditioned.

Tv, music videos, magazines...and it would not be lying to say that a distinct group of people own those delusions of media. The Khazars. The leading thirteen most wealthiest families include the Rockefellers, the Oppenheimers, the Warburgs and Rothschilds. And they control and influence alot of today's societal disintergration. The Rothschilds own Associated Press, Reuters and CanWest Media. Eustice Mullins has published his research in his book Who Owns the TV Networks showing that the Rothschilds have control of all three U.S. Networks, plus other aspects of the recording and mass media industry.

Evelyn Rothschilds runs the Bank of England (a private bank, non government) but the country of England pays the Bank on interest when the Bank prints money for the country. Looks like self sabotage? Or enslaving the country into a Rothschild owned one as duplicated in USA by the Warburgs manipulation of the Federal Rederve into existence.

There would be very few (i.e. one in a thousand) left in the
world who would successfully resist the test and trial of Gog and
Magog. They would be equivalent to ‘square’ pegs incapable of
being absorbed in ‘round’ Gog and Magog holes. They would be
those who faithfully followed the blessed Prophet (sallalahu ‘alaihi wa
sallam)


ARABS IN PARTICULAR ARE THE TARGET


In the Alan Gates or the Daryal Gorge that Dhul Qarnain is thought to have built the barrier, situated in the Caucasus Mountains in present day Georgia is at the exact location between the Arab world and Europe. Once Gog and Magog broke through, the Arabs would be the main target.
“Narrated Zainab bint Jahsh: One day Allah’s Apostle entered upon her in a state of fear and said: None has the right to be worshipped but Allah! Woe to the Arabs from the Great evil that has approached (them). Today a hole has been opened in the barrier of Gog and Magog like this. The Prophet made a circle with his index finger and thumb. Zainab bint Jahsh added: I asked: O Allah’s Apostle! Shall we be destroyed though there will be righteous people among us? The Prophet said: Yes, (it will come to pass) when wickedness increases (i.e. scum, evil, disgusting conduct, sexual perversity, etc. overtakes the world).” (This indicates not only political, economic and military oppression of Arabs but also, they would be demonized in every conceivable obscene and malicious way.) (Sahih Bukhari)
Media has bombarded the airwaves, the news daily and its still ongoing telling us Arabs are sub-human, they are terrorists and mean trouble. Movies, Films, from the last century have the Arabs as the villians. And what this does is subconsciously permeated into our reflex thinking. When you see an Arab in his Islamic clothing, gasp shock! Watch out for suspicious behaviour ./careandwashingofthebrain.blogspot.com/2009/06/reel-bad-arabs-how-hollywood-vilifies.html

Research into the downfall of the Islamic Caliphate, the last true Islamic state, the Ottoman Empire, will point to Britain bribing different factions of the Islamic government and pitting one against the other. Breaking down the Turks, the Arabians and dividing them inevitably brought down the Caliphate. They bribed both sides meaning that a division entailing Makkah (the Hejaz) would be separate from the rest of it. A Caliphate cannot reign without the Hejaz. Again the Caliphate and Britain’s part in World War 1 led to British troops under the leadership of General Allenby in 1919 to capture Jerusalem.
His proclamation that “the crusades are now finally over” rests any doubt of the extreme danger to Islam posed by British diplomacy in the Arabian Peninsula. The Ottoman Empire’s loss led to its disintergration and funnily enough again Britain was awarded pieces of it as mandates, including not so shocking Palestine. Islam could never be penetrated without destroying the Caliphate. It was now a tiger with no teeth. And today without one Jammat, one Unified Ummah, Muslims are vulnerable more than ever and will continue to be until it is restored Inshallah.



EXCESSIVE CONSUMPTION OF WATER

The Qur’ān has declared that Allah Most High created every
living thing from water (al-Anbiyāh’, 21:30).
The Qur’ān has further declared that Allah’s ‘Arsh (i.e. the
command center from which He controls the entire creation) rests
on water (Hūd, 11:7). Water thus occupies a unique status in all of
creation.
We therefore have or should have a respect for this gift from Allah.

Yet the profile of Gog and Magog emerging from the
Ahadīth of Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu ‘alahi wa sallam) is that of a
people who consume water so excessively (and foolishly) that even
the Sea of Galillee in the Holy Land, would eventually become
dry.
“. . . the first of them (i.e. Gog and Magog) will pass by Lake Tiberias (i.e. the Sea of Galilee) and drink out of it, and when the last of them passes, he will say: ‘There was once water here . . . .’” (This implies such excessive consumption of water that nature will not be able to replenish such water and that the water-level would constantly decrease until the Lake would dry up). (Sahīh Muslim)

The Sea of Galilee is in present day stolen lands. Gog and Magog clearly live there and in charge of the water. The Palestinian areas rely on them for water, yet they get barely enough for an existence, while they drink it and attempt to make deserts into gardens. Any proof that this is drying the Sea of Galillee???
http://www.israeltoday.co.il/default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=18067
http://www.daylife.com/photo/04iA8C23E36jj
Prophet Jesus(Isa) alayhi salam will come down inshallah at the time the sea of galillee dries. That is not so far away considering its situation today.

Also, because of their corruptive nature, the waters will be polluted. Quran mentions that they commit fasad, today our seas and lakes and rivers are our dumping grounds even though we expect purity when we open the taps. And then there is the flourine that is scientifically proven to drastically reduce the IQs in children and also the prescription drugs found in drinking water in the US, only Allah knows what else they put in for our consumption.


ABANDONMENT OF HAJJ

They are linked to this. Already Hajj is in a strange position because we should partake in it with halaal money and paper money that we deal with today is a rip off. However, the complete abandonment of Hajj will occur. There was a scare in recent months that it may be abandoned for health reasons if the manufactured swine flu persists...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8052013.stm




We have been warned by Quran and Hadith about the world we live in today. I'm still amazed at the accurate description, another clear Sign that we are on the right, Inshallah. Gog and Magog are to commit corruption of every kind. Today, little has been uncorrupted. The land with pesticides and radiation, the skies, the air with chemtrails and pollution, the water, our food, the global economy with Riba(Interest based) which leaves the rich getting richer the poor getting poorer, families breaking down, immorality being the norm, alcohol and drugs taking over the youth. This are the symptoms of godlessness. When there is no faith behind policies in government and society in general, this is what happens. Conscience free lives and decisions and we and the earth and the living beings on it are paying the price.


We can only pray that we will retain and hold on to the AUTHENTIC Islam by the time Isa (Jesus) alayhi salam comes back. INSHALLAH!
Amin





110. Say (O Muhammad ): "I am only a man like you. It has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is One Ilah (God i.e. Allah). So whoever hopes for the Meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of his Lord."Suratul Kahf (The Cave)