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)

Monday, 8 June 2009

Child Imam- Do YOU know Allah? part1-4









Ma'shallah. Very humbling, a child with immense wisdom, knowledgeable in the Deen and Tauheed(Oneness of Allah) more than many adults.
May Allah grant him Hasana in this life and the next.
Amin

Menstruating and missing out.


I’m not a very shy person, knowledge would be wasted if shyness overpowered it. So here goes...
A muslimah during that time of the month cannot make salah(pray). The periods are a najis(dirt) and one must stand in utmost purity before Allah. Some of the Companions of the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam used to pray with wounds from war. This sort of blood is clearly different from the one from the lining of the uterus. It is a shedding and a sort of release of this impurity. That is not to say that women are impure on a spiritual level.

But Allah knows how man twists at every chance they get the Truth to make it sound terrible. He says:

"We have cited in this Quran every kind of example, but the human being is the most argumentative creature."18:54
Many condemn Islam of reducing the status of women, making them less closer to God because of this inability to pray. The verse in the Quran that deals with this is in
Al Baqarah aya 222 which can be translated as:
"They ask you concerning menstruation (mahid) Say: it is a hurt (adha) Therefore keep away from them during their menstruation and go Not unto them until they have become clean (Tahara) And when they have cleansed (Tatahhara) then go into Them as Allah has ordained for you."

Allah who created us from a drop of sperm acknowledges that it is a ‘hurt’, like an illness and because of this it would not be fair to demand from us what He would demand of men who do not experience this ‘adha’. The hormonal changes, the cramps that vary from some women who do not feel a thing to some who are completely bed-ridden. It is a break for us from fasting, conjugal relations and prayer.

The implication of this ayat is in regards to the sexual relations between man and women during the menstrual cycle. However, we learn several other things from this aya that applies to women and menstruation in regards to other aspects of Islam.
The way Muslimahs carry themselves during this times is the best for the personal hygiene and cleanliness of the Islamic household.

Allah, All Wise says:

*{Should He not know what He created? And He is the Subtile, the Aware.}* (Al-Mulk 67:14)

Like the impossibility of a ship with no captain travelling to a precise destination with no crew, loading and unloading cargo and returning to the original port constantly at precise times, it is impossible that our bodies that conduct daily functions, the lungs, the heart beating, the nerve synapses, our bodies are a testament to the Greatness of Allah. We are in ourselves evidence of His perfect designs.
So He knows us better than we know ourselves, He has given us the Manual to optimum use of these gifts.

In a hadith narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri and Abu Huraira the Prophet said: “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but that Allah expiates some of his sins for that.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari.)

This shows the Grace of Allah. Even though women miss out on these days, Allah compensates them as if they did the salah or the fast...Subhannallah, truly Allah is Al Hakim.
Thus its not fair for people to deduce that Islam views women impure and dirty in the spiritual sense, or that we cannot perform some of the usual ibadat and that makes Islam discriminatory. It is for our own comfort.

And when you turn the pointing finger 180degrees, you find that the Christian and Jewish Old Testament claims that a woman’s impurity at this time "infects" others as well. Anyone or anything she touches becomes unclean for a day: "When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening. Anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. Whoever touches her bed must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Whoever touches anything she sits on must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, he will be unclean till evening" (Lev. 15:19-23).

Due to her "contaminating"; nature, a menstruating woman was sometimes "banished" in order to avoid any possibility of any contact with her. She was sent to a special house called "the house of uncleanness" for the whole period of her impurity. The Talmud considers a menstruating woman "fatal" even without any physical contact: "Our Rabbis taught:....if a menstruant woman passes between two (men), if it is at the beginning of her menses she will slay one of them, and if it is at the end of her menses she will cause strife between them" (bPes. 111a.)

The Prophet maintained contact with his wives during their menses. There was no exclusion, or them being made to feel shameful for their nature.

294: BukhariNarrated 'Aisha:While in menses, I used to comb the hair of Allah's Apostle .

So what sort of Ibadat can we perform at these times?
We can still maintain a spiritual connection with Allah through duas, sadaqah, dhikr or remembrance of Allah Ta’alah. We can recite Quran silently in our hearts. And Inshallah, our day will be as if we prayed the best of salahs. Amin.

Friday, 5 June 2009

GOG and MAGOG monsters or human?

My earliest recollection of this subject is in madrasa years and years ago. The teacher told us of these mysterious creatures, some say giants, some say tiny pests, with big ears that they can cover their entire bodies with. This was the mysterious group of monsters that would come before the day of judgement and destroy everything in sight. This was a major sign of the end of time.
Unlike other subjects, there was no use of Hadith and Quranic references for those tales and the whole thing slipped from my mind. I think every Muslim needs to know the true story of Gog and Magog as the Quran and Hadith tell us. It explains everything about the Modern Age. This understanding of Gog and Magog blew me away.
I will explore who they are and what they are prophesised to do.
How are they identified?
Firstly, I wanted to know are they human?!

They said, 'O Zulqarnain, undoubtedly, Yajuj (Gog) and Majuj (Magog) create mischief in the earth, should we then fix some tribute for you on the condition that you may set up a wall between us and them.'

Verse 94 of Sūrah al-Kahf above informs us that a
community of human beings complained to Dhūl Qarnain about
Gog and Magog and their acts of Fasād (i.e. conduct which
corrupts to the extent of reducing to a state of destruction) in their
territory. They requested him to build a barrier containing Gog and
Magog and thus protecting them from Fasād. He responded by
building a material barrier with blocks of iron and in doing so,
successfully contained them behind that barrier.

The implication of the use of the word Fasād to describe the
behaviour of Gog and Magog indicates that they are beings who
are responsible for their deeds which thus qualify as ‘conduct’. But
such would be possible only if Gog and Magog possessed a ‘selfdirected
will’ with capacity for ‘choice’ and could thus be held
accountable for their sinful conduct.

Angels are not capable of evil conduct and jinn are invisible to man that they cannot be identified as perpertators of fasad, and anyway cannot be confined by a barrier.
Only humans in the creation of Allah with a reasoning mind to commit sinful acts could be walled away.

Hadith confirms this .
Abu Saeed al- Khudri narrates that the Prophet said: "On Judgment Day
Allah will ask Adam to pick out from his entire progeny those who would
enter the hellfire. Adam will ask: 'O Lord-God, who are they?' Allah will
say: 'Nine hundred and ninety nine of a thousand are for the hellfire while
one is for heaven.' On hearing this, the companions were overtaken by
fear and they asked, "O Messenger of Allah who will that one for heaven
be?'
The Prophet said: 'Do not grieve, the nine hundred and ninety nine will be
Ya’jūj and Ma’jūj while you will be the one for heaven."' (i.e. your
numbers in relation to them will be one in a thousand).
(Bukhāri, Muslim)

Gog and Magog(Yajuj and Majuj) are from the progeny of Adam peace be upon him.
There is also a Hadīth al-Qudsi recorded in Sahīh Muslim in
which Allah Himself describes Gog and Magog as His ‘Ibād (i.e.
servants or slaves):
“I have created servants of mine (i.e. Gog and Magog) so powerful that
none but I can wage war on them.”
(Sahīh Muslim)
We cannot fight them, the technology, the military force, the biological weaponry etc etc etc. Their grip on the populations is enslavement. One slave like I cannot fight a system like this.



“There is a ban on a town (i.e. Jerusalem) which we destroyed
(and whose people were then expelled) that they (i.e. the people of
the town) can never return (to reclaim that town as their own) until
Gog and Magog are released and they spread out in all directions

(thus taking control of the world while establishing the Gog and
Magog world-order).”
(Qur’ān, al-Anbiyāh’, 21:95-6)
The Quran has only mentioned a specific ban on a people when referring tho the Banu Israeel, the Jews. They had been banned before when the Byzantine forces expelled them and they were waiting for the Messiah peace be upon him to come and bring them back. The town is Jerusalem. The Messiah peace be upon him did come back but a majority of them refused him because he did not establish an Israeli state and because they claimed they crucified him and because he was a ‘bastard’ (asthaghfirullah).
Ok. So they were expelled and they can never reclaim Jerusalem again UNTIL Gog and Magog are released.
They reclaimed it as their own in 1948. Had Gog and Magog spread out in all directions?
Britain has a naval base in every strategic position in the world, by that time, USA was a rising superpower, and the forces of Gog and Magog that are behind them had control of the world. The economy was already paper money, already the debt system using a central bank in every country to print out money as a loan for the government and in the process controlling that country. Most countries with a central bank are drowning in debt, the cenral banks are privately owned and thus families like the Warburgs, Rothschilds, Rockefellers control public policy. This was the laying of the foundations of the Gog and Magog World Order.

Infact it was the Balfour Declaration in 1917 that began the mass immigration of Jews back into the Holy Land, and again under the British mandated territory of Palestine that the Jews got hold of it as their own. Why this continuous British involvment? Why this obsession? General Allenby even remarked that, “Today, the crusades are over.” What on earth did this secular country want with a deeply religious centre? And to boot, what is the USA’s obsession with protecting this Jewish state? As secular as can be I suppose in the hypocricy of modern politics.
And no talk on the protection of this ally in a volatile middle east. It wasn’t volatile before interference. Islam ruled in peace for a thousand years.

The Quran had indicated Israel and the rule of Gog and Magog throughout the world.

Jumuah 2



ALHAMDULILLAH ITS JUMU'AH!

The Prophet salalahu alayhi wasalam said:

"There is an hour during it (i.e.Jumu'ah) that no Muslim servant catches while he is standing and praying, asking Allah for something, except Allah will give it to him."

Then the Prophet salalahu alayhi wasalam made a gesture with his hand to indicate how short that time is. (Bukhari and Muslim)

Let's send blessings on our Prophet who we were blessed with as the best of examples.

Let's not forget Suratul-Kahf.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC RETREAT - Trinidad

Subhannallah Allah is the Greatest,
I'm looking forward to this event happening in Trinidad and Tobago (Shawwal 11th to 18th 1430 / September 30th to October 7th 2009)

Imran Hosein has been blessed with Nur from Allah. He tells of Islam through the eyes of this modern age. Anyone who has heard of him will understand the difficulty I have in explaining how profound his lectures are.
Surely most people who call themselves shaykhs are too immersed in their popularity to speak out against injustice, against the enemies of Islam that have been prophesised by Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasalam. It is the uncomfortable truth that THIS IS THE LAST AGE. The Quran explains it, Hadith does too. Wake up, wake up, wake up. This is the age of Gog and Magog. I will put my time into posting more about this important topic.

The sheer magnitude of the importance of this topic is shown in this one hadith.

Bukhari :: Book 6 :: Volume 60 :: Hadith 265
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "On the day of Resurrection Allah will say, 'O Adam!'
Adam will reply, 'Labbaik our Lord, and Sa'daik '
Then there will be a loud call (saying), Allah orders you to take from among your offspring a mission for the (Hell) Fire.'
Adam will say, 'O Lord! Who are the mission for the (Hell) Fire?'
Allah will say, 'Out of each thousand, take out 999.'
At that time every pregnant female shall drop her load (have a miscarriage) and a child will have grey hair. And you shall see mankind as in a drunken state, yet not drunk, but severe will be the torment of Allah." (22.2) (When the Prophet mentioned this), the people were so distressed (and afraid) that their faces got changed (in color) whereupon the Prophet said,

"From Gog and Magog nine-hundred ninety-nine will be taken out and one from you.

You Muslims (compared to the large number of other people) will be like a blackhair on the side of a white ox, or a white hair on the side of a black ox, and I hope that you will be one-fourth of the people of Paradise." On that, we said, "Allahu-Akbar! " Then he said, "I hope that you will be) one-third of the people of Paradise." We again said, "Allahu-Akbar! " Then he said, "(I hope that you will be) one-half of the people of Paradise." So we said, Allahu Akbar."

Gog and Magog are the elite, who have changed society through globalisation, that one loses themselves. It's one big melting pot and the end result is carbon copies, secular, immersed in materialism. These are easier to control through the hand of the media, shaping minds, distracting the masses from the bigger picture. The Muslims within the gog and magog system
slowly change, lose their identity to fit in. The Gay Muslim community post shows the symptoms of this. The hijabi fashionistas following the european runways are symptoms of this, the 'islamic' mortgages are symptoms of this, the nasheeds morphing into dance tracks...Islam will never change, but Muslims have and continually are...until there is no difference between them and us except by name. This is the melting pot of Gog and Magog.
In the clear explanation of Shaykh Hosein,
We can put ourselves, more simply into two groups: those who see with ‘one’ eye and those who see with ‘two’. The former are a people who judge the modern world on the basis of its ‘appearance’ and conclude by recognizing it to be the best of all worlds. Those on the other hand who see with ‘two’ eyes – namely the ‘external’ as well as the ‘internal’, recognize this to be the worst of all worlds. They recognize universal political and economic oppression, dictatorship, slavery and the financial theft of the wealth of mankind through the bogus and fraudulent monetary system of paper currencies. They recognize the unprecedented moral decadence and decay descending upon mankind and the spiritual vacuum that has made possible that moral collapse. They recognize the universal Kufr and Shrik of this essentially godless age and long to live in the company of those who sincerely call on Allah Most High mornings and evenings while seeking His very face.


LECTURES WILL INCLUDE

- Islam and the End of History, - An Islamic Response to the Modern Feminist Revolution, - Dajjal the false Messiah or Anti-Christ, - Gog and Magog in the Modern World, - An Islamic View of the Return of Jesus (‘alaihi al-Salam), - Imam al-Mahdi and the Return of the Islamic Caliphate, - Jerusalem in the Qur’an, - The Prohibition of Riba, - The Gold Dinar - Islam and the Future of Money, - The Strategic Importance of Islamic Spirituality, - Establishing the Muslim Village, etc.
Read more...

If anyone would like to join in for this visit http://www.imranhosein.org/
The flights differ from where you are in the world, the rest of the prices inshallah free, or very minimal...fundraising possible.

Sunnah fasting



I have been known to be a notorious sneak during Ramadhan in my childhood. I guess I was too greedy for my own good. I’ve been caught in the act, red handed, hand in the cookie jar, literally. To-date I must admit my track record in fasting is horrendous. I do feel guilty. So because I’ve lost track of how many disobedient fasting days I had, I now try once in a while to do a Sunnah fast.

The Prophet salalahu alayhi wasalam said that on the day of judgement, if the fardh acts are found to be sound, the person will be successful, but if any deficiency is found, the Lord Who is Blessed and Exalted will issue instructions to consider whether His servant performed any voluntary (nafl) of the same act (prayer, fasting etc)
-Hazrat Abu Hurairah-Tirmishi, Ibn-E-Majah.
Today is one of those days.
Rasulallah salallahu alayhi wasalam used to fast some Mondays and Thursdays among other days.
As for fasting Mondays and Thursdays, Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) used to fast on Monday and Thursday. On being asked about that the Prophet said: "Deeds are presented on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim or every believer, except for those who are forsaking each other. He says [about them]: 'Leave them.' " (Reported by Ahmad with authentic chain of narrators)
It is recorded in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) when asked about fasting on Monday, said: "That is the day on which I was born and the day on which I received revelation."

We already know the importance of sunnah, as we try to emulate the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam in what he did. "Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.” (Al-Ahzab: 21) Even though its a pretty high bar to set, we can only try what we can.
It’s quite cleansing, like a detox, that is until the hunger really strikes.
So to console myself I went on a search on the benefits in the Hereafter.
The reward of saum is with Allah, al saum li wa ana ajzi ‘anhu- (Bukhari K30 B2) I suppose this means its like a surprise, no one really knows what it is except Allah of course.
The reward is more if saum is undertaken while on the path of Allah, sabiil al laah. (Bukhari K56 B36)
Like the Battle of Badr, the first major battle, the Muslim army were fasting. It was in Ramadhan 2AH. I can’t imagine myself in that heat let alone fasting and facing an army outnumbering them 3 to 1. But Alhamdullilah Allah rewarded their bravery by sending angels to assist this David peace be on him and Goliath situation.
Allah says: Al-i-Imran 3:123–125 (Yusuf Ali). “Allah had helped you at Badr, when ye were a contemptible little force; then fear Allah; thus May ye show your gratitude.§ Remember thou saidst to the Faithful: "Is it not enough for you that Allah should help you with three thousand angels (Specially) sent down?§ "Yea, - if ye remain firm, and act aright, even if the enemy should rush here on you in hot haste, your Lord would help you with five thousand angels Making a terrific onslaught.§”
Those who undertake saum will enter jannat through the gate of rayyaan, al saimuun yadikhuluun al jannat min baab al rayaan (Bukhari K30 B4)
Saum will be an intercession in the hereafter, al saum shafa’at yawm al qiyamat (Ahmad 2:17)
If one feels too tempted, it’s okay to break the fast.
Volume 3, Page 129: It is permissible for one who is performing a voluntary fast to break his fast Umm Hani reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, entered her room during the day of the conquest of Makkah. He was offered something to drink and he drank from it. Then he offered it to Umm Hani and she said: "I am fasting." The Prophet said: "The one who is fasting voluntarily is in charge of himself. If you wish you may fast and if you wish you may break your fast." This is recounted by Ahmad, ad-Daraqutni, and alBaihaqi. Al-Hakim also related it and said that its chain is sahih. The version he recorded states: "And if one wishes he may fast and if he wishes he may break his fast."

Inshallah I’ll keep at it until this long summer day is over.
Barakallahu feeki!

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Opinions, opinions opinions....and the Gay 'Muslim' community


The picture here is of ”Imam” Daayiee Abdullah, and he is trumpeted by his colleagues at the Al-Fatiha Foundation as being the world’s only openly gay Muslim scholar.

Man has something he was blessed with by Allah that other creations don’t have. That is logic and reasoning. It makes them somewhat stubborn, sometimes disobedient, always questioning. It is a blessing not a curse because it allows us to understand, and thus act in a way that we have reasoned to be good.

Some religions and beliefs contradict reasoning, that’s why the preacher’s favourite word is faith. Have faith! They say...just stop thinking about it and believe it! Because man can abandon the logic and rely on faith. Belief in the unknown.

Today we have reached a point in history where man does not believe anything without evidence. Where man holds his opinions in high esteem. Its a world where its all about ME and WHAT I THINK. Like children hobbling for the teacher’s attention.

Islam can be overpowering to some because it is a comprehensive guide. And we do have shaytans around us unseen and seen telling us to do disobey, it’s human nature to be imperfect. Sometimes people say it is our natures to be wild, like the animals to do as we shall, no matter the consequence, to follow our urges. That only leads to chaos. Allah has given every man a personal monitor, a conscience and a guide. There is a reason for everything. Islam does not proclaim dogmas, which are incompatible with reason or science.

It civilised the barbaric Arab tribes that used to bury their daughters, that used to kill without reason, that practiced slavery in its worst form. And in the twenty three years after the inception of Muhammad salalahu alayhi wasalam’s message the whole of the Arabian peninsula of bedouins was converted from disbeliefto devoted and faithful Muslims which brought about a moral, intellectual and spiritual awakening among them.

As Muslims, do we have opinions outside the logic Islam gives us, should we have these opinions?

Logically, one thinks differently when they can prove something wrong. As a Muslim you have pledged that this is your Deen. It affects your thoughts and the views of the world. But we're not stupid, if Islam went against our logic, we wouldn't be Muslims.

Sometimes opinions still reign even after logic decides otherwise.

This world has decieved us about so many things. It makes halal what we are told is haram and unfortunately many muslims would label another as extremist if we believe what Islam told us to believe. Not only Islam, but logic. I’m talking for example about gay marriages. Islam says homosexuality is a sexual perversion. It is wrong and disrupts the order of nature. Biology would attest to the same. But I guess the test we humans face is our desires. Because we don’t have religion as a point of reference in this general culture, we have transgressed far by relying on another logic. One that is based on whims and why nots. It’s their right, they’re entitled to it.

Once you’re a muslim, shouldn’t you only stick to the Quran and Hadith? What’s the point if you’ll oppose some of it and accept another part of it?

I was watching a documentary on Gay Muslims in UK. There was a man who prays five times a day, does everything Islamic, believes in it all but is gay. It’s a tad confusing for me. I’m an outsider and don’t know what he’s going through, but you’d expect him to put Islam aside instead of joining the two. I guess life is more complicated than that. But if this country was sharia he would be dead. Maybe he wouldn’t commit sodomy if he knew he would be executed. Maybe he needs help. Would he want help?

I asked a gay friend I used to know if there was a cure, would you take it? He was silent for a long time. It was his identity. He had built his whole world round this idea and conviction. He wouldn’t. There are psychologists who have turned people straight, permanently.

Almost all the gay friends I’ve come to know along the way have been sexually abused and embrace that act instead of rejecting it and that removes any feeling of victimisation. It becomes their choice, their identity. Never endingly fighting the ghost of the abuse. It halts natural emotional development, taking sex out of reproduction. And because they live in societies that view it not as a problem but as a lifestyle, their psychological issues continue to persist. It's a life in limbo for many.

Islam is submission to Allah. There is no partial submission...in the end it is the Almighty that will judge but He pointed to us in all previous holy Books and in the Quran that it is a crime. How does one openly flaunt being gay and a religion that will execute you if you followed it rightly all in one??

Where I am from originally, gayness used to be almost non existent. The men did not even think it an option and it was not there. In recent years with globalisation and westernisation of this African country, it is now an option and a considerably higher number of gays are present.
Historically, homosexuality has been documented. It did exist but the difference between back then and now is that it is becoming fashionable, not abhored as previously but now accepted and almost encouraged in some situations.

Here is a link to Henry Makow Phd.'s interesting articles who pointed out the attack on heterosexuality and the influence of extensive homosexuality in our society today.
http://www.henrymakow.com/samesex_adoption_is_child_abus.html
http://www.savethemales.ca/archives-subject.html

Monday, 1 June 2009

To Mum, the Strength of a Woman, and the story of Ayub alayhi salam.

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِ In the Name of Allah, The Most Merciful, The Most Kind

There’s something about a woman, can’t put my finger on it. Something that just…endures. Endures pain, endures the tough times, and endures for others. A pregnant woman, a die-hard mum, a tolerant wife. The pain threshold must be really high. Emotional and physical –wise. I dedicate this to my Mother.

I will never know the pain you suffered through out the years, the emotional rejection for our sake. Toiling day and night for our pleasure, bending for our comfort. When you bore me, the eight hours in that pain and got back the most stubborn child, ungrateful teenager in return and yet you still stayed through the tough years to see me grow. The rudeness, the arguments, the never ending stress caused between mothers and their daughters, is only one I look back in remorse.
Growing now, living now as you did then, I appreciate what you went through. I appreciate what you taught. I appreciate who you are.
This life is short and I can’t help remembering crying at about eight or nine when I asked you and abo will die one day? And you said yes. And I couldn’t believe that there would be life without you. Without your hugs and your reassurance. My head and heart doesn’t let me dwell on that thought for long, I just cannot…They say there’s no love on earth like the love of a mother.
In this difficult time, this time of uncertainty, I only pray I could love you just the same.


The Prophet (peace and blessing be
upon him) instructs us to: “Pray to God for
forgiveness and sound well-being. No
blessing other than faith is better than
well-being."
Sahih Al-Bukhari
Related by Ahmad: Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alayhi wasalam said: "God has not created a disease without creating a cure for it, which may be known to some and unknown to others."

“Rabbu inni massani-yadh-urru wa ‘anta arhamur-Raahimeen"
O my Rabb(Lord, Sustainer, Cherisher, Master), Surely, distress has touched me, and You are the Most Merciful of the merciful ones.
-Surah al-Anbiya; 21:83 (Chapter of the Prophets) –what Prophet Ayyub alayhis salam (Job peace be upon him) recited when he was afflicted with various calamities but only displayed patience…

Here is his story…

The Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) was a prosperous man with firm faith in Allah. He possessed vast farms, enormous wealth, many cattle and valuable property but these things did not make him arrogant. His wealth provided him with a medium by means of which he sought Allah's grace.

The Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) was a pattern of humility and faith in Allah. He was very patient. He suffered from a number of calamities but did not utter a single word of complaint. One day his big farm was attacked by the thieves. They killed many of his servants and carried away forcibly all his cattle. The Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) did not feel sorry at this loss and thanked Allah.

After some time the roof of the house fell down and many members of his family were crushed. The Prophet Ayyub (peace be upon him) was much shocked but he held fast to his faith in Allah. He neither shed a tear nor heaved a sigh. He prostrated before the Almighty. He remarked that possessions and children were the gifts from Allah. If He had taken His things, it was useless to lament over their loss.

After a few years Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) suffered from skin disease. His parts of body were covered with loathsome sores. He had many ugly looking ulcers on his face and hands. The sores were full of worms. It is narrated that he picked up those worms which fell from his abscess and praised Allah for creating them.

Above all, his false friends attributed his calamities to his sins. They ridiculed and looked down upon him. All the persons deserted him with the exception of his faithful wife, Rahima. She also grew tired of him in the long run and prayed for his death. She cursed her husband for retaining integrity in Allah. When Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) was in an extremely pathetic condition he prayed:

"Truly adversity has afflicted me and You are Most Merciful of all who show mercy." (Surah 21: Verse 83)

Allah accepted his prayer. The Holy Quran affirms:
"Then We heard his prayer and removed that adversity from which he suffered, and We gave him his household and the like thereof along with them, a mercy from Our store and remembrance for the worshippers." (Surah 21: Verse
Allah turned to him with mercy. He was commanded to strike the earth with his foot. He complied with the order and water from the spring gushed forth. He took a bath with the water and got cured from his evil disease. After this he was restored to prosperity. The Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) knelt and prayed expressing a deep sense of gratitude to Allah. He never forgot His favours, mercy and love.

The Prophet Ayub (peace be upon him) was one of the celebrated Prophets. His example illustrates: that those who remain patient under the stress of all circumstances, are never deprived of high rewards. The Holy Quran affirms:
"And surely we try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and crops, but give glad-tidings to the steadfast, who when a misfortune befalls them, say lo! we are Allah's (possession of Allah) and to Him shall we surely return. · Such are they on whom are blessings from their Lord, and mercy. Such are the rightly-guided." (Surah 2 : Verse 155-157)




When you have
taken a decision, put
your trust in Allah.
Surah Al-’lmran
3:159-160