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IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE BENEFICENT, THE MERCIFUL
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"O you who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah, and be with the truthful." [Noble Quran 9:119]

"If you obeyed most of those on earth they would mislead you far from Allah's way." [Noble Quran 6:116]

Return to the QURAN only - the complete and final STAND-ALONE Divine Message which also contains the authentic sunnah of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAAW)

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I bear witness that NONE is worthy of worship except ALLAH, He has NO partner nor partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the slave and Final Messenger of Allah.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah

We are living in an era which is a collaboration between Imperialism and Zionism trying to establish their global hegemony .. most importantly in the Middle-East, North Africa and Pakistan.  The double-dip recession in the West has made it still more difficult for them to survive without occupying other lands and stealing their wealth.  Of course, the comeback of colonization also largely involves promotion of security for the illegal state of Israel.   Thus, in response, the two most important strategies for the Muslim world are (1) unity and (2) rejection of Western hegemony.  As the West gets more desperate, resistance from Muslim sovereign states to maintain our sovereignty is getting imperative.  Unfortunately the only block that's firmly offering resistance to imperialistic interference and occupation is Iran/ Hezbollah/Syria.  The rest of the Muslim countries (both leaders and their subjects) are disgracefully duped, misled and enslaved by their imperialist masters.

The joint aggression by the West and segments of the Sunni world against Syria isn't complicated to read.  The leaders of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey and Jordan want to get rid of Assad in preference to a Sunni regime because Assad is not a puppet like them, he is loved by the majority of his countrymen and he stands firmly against Western bullying.  The West and Israel want to get rid of him also because he is not a puppet, and toppling Assad's government and replacing it with a poodle Sunni regime (as they did in Libya) will break the Iran/Syria/Hezbollah block, weaken the resistance against the Zionist state, facilitate imperialist greed and deprive Iran of a good friend in the region.  Thus, the Al-Qaeda Wahabis, the Sunni Arab leaders and the West+Israel, all have their own selfish interests involved in this conflict. But none, except President Assad's government, are concerned about the interest of the Syrian people.  Assad is the only one who can come closest to it.

Needless to say "democracy" is NOT the motive behind imperialist interference to break the Iran/Syria/Hezbollah block, just as it was never the cause in Iraq and Libya.  "Democracy" (apart from being a bundle of manipulation itself) has always been used by imperialist powers as a tool, NEVER as the catalyst.  Whether or not Assad is a "dictator" is up to the Syrian people to decide.  It's not our decision and certainly not the decision of the Sunni Arab and Turkish leaders who are themselves the most obnoxious tyrants in the annals of modern history.   Syrians are thronging the streets of Damascus and other cities in the millions in support of their government, never covered by the mainstream media.  After all, let's not forget, the current global mess is NOT because of Syria's constitution.  It's because of the revival of imperialistic policies and the desire to re-establish colonization in the name of "democracy" by silencing every bit of opposition to protect Western and Zionist interests.  Assad already held a referendum early this year (Feb.2012) for a new constitution as the threshold and the most important part of his reforms.  It had a huge turnout and almost 90% of Syrians voted in favor of it.  The West was embarrassed down to its roots and as usual called it a "fraud" and gave no coverage of it.  It never even presented a shred of evidence why it called it a "fraud."

The actions of the Syrian people have reflected again and again that Bashar al-Assad does NOT have the same status in Syria which the disgraced leaders of Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain had/have in their countries.   Assad has  done a fine job of maintaining a favorable economy and has provided generously not only to the Syrian people but also to asylum seekers from occupied Iraq and Palestine fleeing death and assassination at the hands of their occupiers.  Additionally, under Assad's rule Syria has had a very pleasantly harmonious society where Muslims (Sunnis + Shiias) and Christians have been living peacefully and cordially since decades.  Unlike most other Muslim countries, not a single sectarian riot has ever erupted in Syria nor any clashes between Muslims and Christians.  But all this will surely change if, Allah forbid, the present Syrian government is toppled by the agents of the imperialists.

The imperialists and Zionists are desperately trying to bring a "one family" Israel-friendly rule in Syria. Therefore, if Assad's one-family rule is toppled, it will be replaced by the Wahabi one-family rule as in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain,  Jordan etc.  In the present set-up of the New World Order, the one-family rule primarily becomes a problem if it makes a pact with the imperialists to serve their interest.  That's when everything starts to stink really bad!  Fortunately Assad's one-family rule is not doing that. But the other Arab one-family rules are. Therefore, there is no reason to be in a hurry for Assad to quit. Moreover, as mentioned, Assad has so far done a good job of keeping Syria economically stable and most Syrians are happy with him. Assad is not  the issue at present. The fact that he is not a puppet and is standing up against the illegal Zionist occupation are enough reasons to for him to continue. This is not the time to hanker after bringing a "western-style democracy" in Syria or anywhere for that matter. The massively manipulated system of "democracy" might suit the West but it has no entitlement to make itself a universal system. The downside of that practice of "bringing democracy" has by now become so evident, rather a joke, that we don't even need to discuss it.

A change of regime in Syria will only serve the interest of the US, EU and Israel on a silver platter.  It will be useless for the pan-Islamic state, and worst of all, it will be profoundly harmful for the Sunni world.  After all, a traitor's actions eventually boomerang back at them.   Iran and Hezbollah will NOT be weakened at the slightest even if Assad is removed.  Both Iran and Hezbollah have been ostracized by the imperialist world and the Sunni leaders since decades.  It has not mattered to them one bit.  Iran has been clamped with the harshest of sanctions imaginable by the West since the past 33 years which only resulted in turning her into a giant economy and one of the leading military powers of the world.  So let's not fool ourselves by presuming that toppling Assad will weaken Iran.  It will only weaken and humiliate the Sunni world, viz the Sunni rulers of Syria who will be at the beck and call of the White House and TelAviv, and it will ruin the peace & prosperity of Syria. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Satanic Buddhist monks and their Holocaust against the Rohingya minority

The Burmese government has flatly refused to allow the Rohingya Muslims continue staying in Burma even though the Rohingyas are the indigenous people of that land, living there since centuries.   They have been suffering persecution by the Buddhist majority since decades and their persecution got worse since 1992 when the Burmese military government stripped the Muslim minority of their citizenship.  Presently, the Rohingyas are literally being kept within concentration camps, stateless in their own land, awaiting deportation either to Bangladesh or to be handed over to the United Nations.

The death toll and the number of Rohingya Muslims who have been displaced are still being downplayed.  Some sources have put the death toll as low as "80" and "100,000" displaced.   The real figures are MUCH higher.  The number of dead are well into the four figures, if not five, and the displaced are in hundreds of thousands.   

The western world went about trumpeting its hackneyed propaganda in the past in favor of Buddhist monks as being "helpful and kind."  But this brazen and unconcealed murderous intolerance of the Buddhist monks in Myanmar has blown that myth into bits.  The intolerance &  hatred of the Buddhist people of Myanmar, their government and its opposition against the minority Rohingya Muslims have reached such heights that at present those Rohingyas who are fortunate enough to survive the ongoing spate of killings are only entitled to retain the status of 'prisoners.' 

To make matters still worse, the Buddhist authorities are not even allowing humanitarian aid to reach the imprisoned Rohingyas who are in a desperate state.  Even the Nazis offered food to the prisoners in the concentration camps.  But the Buddhists who are running the concentration camps in the Arakan state of Burma have taken the cake from the Nazis!  They have threatened violence against international aid organizations if they deliver food and medicines to the impoverished and injured Rohingya prisoners.  Some channels of foreign media like Press TV and RT that wanted to cover this story were barred by the Burmese government from reaching the concentration camps imprisoning the Rohingyas.   

And the reason for all this?   Only the religious belief of the Rohingya Muslims, nothing beyond that.   The Burmese government and Buddhist monks are circulating another false information that the Rohingya Muslims are "illegal immigrants from Bangladesh."  Not true at all.  The Rohingyas are just as indigenous in Burma as the Buddhists.   If the Rohingyas had converted to Buddhism, the Burmese majority would have no problem accepting them.  But this genocide is all about gross religious intolerance by a community labelled as "tolerant" by the world.  

The West has long lost it's ethical reputation and credibility around the globe.  And now, the behavior of the Burmese Buddhists which shamelessly exposes their vile and guile contradicting Western claims of "tolerance" concerning them doesn't even embarrass the West any more.   THE BUDDHIST PEOPLE, THEIR MONKS, THEIR MILITARY GOVERNMENT AND THE BURMESE OPPOSITION OF AUNG SAN SUU KYI HAVE CONVEYED THAT THEY WILL NOT TOLERATE THE PRESENCE OF THE MUSLIM MINORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY.  THIS IS THE CRUX OF THE STORY.

The horrific genocide in Myanmar that began at full swing from June 2012 was preplanned and was in the pipeline for months.  The scheme involved circulating a false story of a murdered Buddhist woman and pinning it upon a few Rohingya Muslim men with the claim that she was "raped and murdered" by them.   Of course, no evidence was ever found of such a claim.  The Burmese media never even mentioned who this woman was, where she was found "murdered" nor any other evidence to suspect that "three Rohingya men" were behind it.  It was simply a scam that was required as the official cause to ignite this mass murder, pogrom, arson and looting against the minority. 

First of all this mayhem is based on a BIG LIE.  Secondly, even if such an incident was true, does the law of any civilized country call for a genocide followed by deportation of 800,000 people of a community as a punishment for an alleged "rape and murder" of one person ??   Such savage laws surely did exist in 10th century Mongolia.    And oh!  The 10th century Mongols were also ruthless Buddhists. The thirst for human blood runs in the genes of the Buddhist community.  Their only prerequisite to quench that thirst is to acquire the friendship and protection of Western powers which have already been given to them.

Now just think of it;  if any Muslim country, after a bout of murderous riots, decided to deport its entire minority population over the alleged rape of one woman, how would the international media react?   It would  go berserk with excitement, exaggerations, gossips and theatrics.  By now there would be dozens of pages in Facebook lambasting Islam and Twitter would be crowded with anti-Muslim tweets.  Contrary to that, the silence of the media and its viewers on the mass slaughter of Burmese Muslims by the Buddhist majority has been so staggering that even certain Western news outlets couldn't help keeping their composure any longer and have finally started discussing this appalling bloodshed by those masquerading as "peace lovers." 

But ....

As the mayhem in Myanmar gets worse, the mainstream media has finally breathed a sigh of relief after the Olympics began in London today - a useful tool to distract the West from the crimes of its favorite criminals.  

ALSO PLEASE READ AND SEND AROUND:

- The Slaughter of Muslims in Burma

- The Myth and Joke about buddhist religious tolerance      

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Ramadan is not about food, Ramadan is about worshiping Allah

According to an official statistics in Egypt, the food expenses of 83% of Egyptian families during the month of Ramadan sky rocket by up to 50 to 100%.  Not to mention, Egypt is considered to be one of the very poor Muslim countries in the world.  The statistical study revealed that in the month of Ramadan, Egyptians spend 65% more on meat and poultry, 60% more on sweets and 25% more on nuts, fruits and other snacks.  The number of lavish banquets and dinner parties hosted in Ramadan are 23% more than other months.  What makes this episode of needless extravagance still more pathetic comes from another observation of this Egyptian statistical research.  At least 60% of food in an average Egyptian household and more than 75% food laid on the tables in banquets is wasted, which is to say, tossed into the garbage while young children, their parents and the elderly in next door Somalia are literally dying of starvation in the thousands!  The attitude of the Muslims on food alone during Ramadan is enough to highlight how much the great principles of the Noble Quran are being ignored and violated during this blessed month. 

The waste and excessiveness Muslims indulge in around the world has led some Muslim observers to propose that the practice of Iftar parties or Iftar get-togethers should be abandoned altogether.  However, that might mean going to the other extreme.  Instead, we  need to balance our perception and re-arrange our priorities.

Lavish Iftar parties where half the food is wasted are unacceptable.  Abolishing Iftar parties completely would mean depriving the Muslims (particularly the Muslim youth) the opportunity of getting together periodically, an important gesture of unity within the Ummah.  Ramadan being the month of the Noble Quran, charitable spending according to one's financial means (however little that might be) and sharing food with the needy are important priorities.  But the food we share with the needy or the food we put on the table during Iftar get-togethers with our sisters and brothers need not be sumptuous and costly.  Just a simple menu like curry, bread, dates, fruits and coffee are enough.  The purpose is not to please our taste buds.  The purpose is to share, meet, talk, discuss the issues of our lives and our problems and get to know our brethren better.   There is absolutely no need for a festive spirit, neither during our get-togethers nor at the end of Ramadan (Eid-al-Fitr).  The hallmark of a truly Muslim event or party is simplicity and humility at all times.  In Ramadan that's still more necessary.  

I am also reminded of a Ramadan article I read by a sister titled "Turn off that stove!"  The sister shared the story of one of her Egyptian friends, I quote: "She recounted how her mother and the women in her neighborhood actually competed with each other in Ramadan over food.   They vied for the title of 'maker of the best cookies ..'  And this was despite the fact that male family members and even the Imam were encouraging women to share in the blessings of the month through prayer and mosque participation." 

Most sisters who carry the responsibility of cooking for their families end up spending too much time in the kitchen and too little time in the remembrance of Allah during the blessed month of Ramadan.  Husbands, brothers and sons often become more demanding concerning food during Ramadan.  They frequently invite their friends and extended families for Iftar at home.  The burden invariably falls on the sisters who end up slogging in their kitchens for hours.  Although our imams and scholars emphasize much upon spirituality for both brothers and sisters during their sermons and lectures, in Muslim homes Ramadan seems to be all about delicious food.   There are some who fast only with the view of enjoying the goodies laid on the table during Iftar.   Planning the Iftar menu for each evening and then getting busy to prepare it is the primary goal of most families.  From morning to evening there is little for anyone to talk about other than food. 

So, how much time would that leave for thinking of Allah and worshiping Him?   Simply rushing into the masjids like robots for Tarawi, standing there for an hour and then returning home without understanding a word of the recitations is NOT the kind of worship Allah mentions in the Quran during Ramadan .. or during any month for that matter.  The real worship of Allah with our entire heart & soul, with deep thoughts on His Final Message filled with reflections, contemplations and an introspective approach is no more in the Muslim community around the world.   The real worship of Allah has been replaced with food, parties, gossips and plans for the upcoming "Eid-al-Fitr."  That's how far away the pan-Islamic community has drifted from the Great Quran.   

Monday, July 23, 2012

Does the Quran forbid suicide?

The notion among Muslims about suicide being a sin is another one of those concepts borrowed from the Old and New Testaments through the Hadith literature.

The following are the views of the Old and New Testaments on suicide:

(1 Corinthians 3:16-17 NIV) [16] Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and that God's Spirit lives in you? [17] If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are that temple. 


Augustine argued in the 5th century that suicide was a violation of the sixth commandment, "You shall not murder" or  "Thou shalt not kill." (Exodus 20:13) Even though this clearly refers to murder, the Jewish and Christian clerics have persistently misinterpreted it as 'suicide.'  Later, Thomas Aquinas, being Catholic and believing that confession of sin must be made prior to departure from this world to the next, taught that suicide was the most fatal of all sins because the victim could not repent.

"Do not be a fool--why die before your time?" (Ecclesiastes 7:17b) .... an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life; it's traditionally attributed to Solomon.  But that's not true.  According to Biblical information, Solomon died on 931 BC and this was written on 250 BC.

Similarly, the Hadith prohibits suicide in various narrations of Bukhari and others.  The following are two examples.   Observe the resembling tone between Hadith and the altered Bibles.

Bukhari Volume 2, Book 23, Number 445:
Narrated Jundab  “A man was inflicted with wounds and he committed suicide, and so Allah said: My slave has caused death on himself hurriedly, so I forbid Paradise for him.”

Bukhari Volume 8, Book 73, Number 73:
Narrated Thabit bin Ad-Dahhak: ”And if somebody commits suicide with anything in this world, he will be tortured with that very thing on the Day of Resurrection.


As we all know, neither the altered Bibles nor the man-written Hadith contain the words of Allah.  The only Divine Scripture that's completely unchanged and original is the Glorious Quran,  and the Quran mentions no such dictates about suicide as contained in the Bible and Hadith. 

The so-called "ulemas" and "scholars" at present have tried hard to misinterpret a verse of the Quran to support the Hadith on suicide but their misinterpretation makes no sense.  The verse they've tried to misinterpret is 4:29 of Surah An-Nissa.   To explain it, it's also necessary to quote Verse 4:30.

"O ye who believe! Squander not your wealth among yourselves in vanity, except it be a trade by mutual consent, and kill not one another. Lo! Allah is ever Merciful unto you." (4:29)

"Whoso doeth that through aggression and injustice, we shall cast him into Fire, and that is ever easy for Allah." (4:30)  [translated by Muhammad Marmaduke Pickthall]


Verse 4:29 very definitely refers to murder ("kill not one another").  This is re-confirmed by Verse 4:30 where Allah states that whoever kills out of "aggression and Injustice" will taste the punishment of Hellfire.  The concept of aggression only arises when a person kills someone else, not himself or herself.  That makes murder an injustice.   Suicide is never defined as "aggression."

Most other translators have translated Verse 4:29 as "And do not kill yourselves, surely God is most Merciful to you." (4:29).  Thus they claim it refers to suicide.  It's easy to perceive that the Hadithists have misinterpreted Verse 4:29 into suicide in exactly the same way as the Jews and Christians have misinterpreted  "You shall not murder" or  "Thou shalt not kill"  to be suicide.  A clear evidence of Hadith borrowing its contents from the altered Bibles. 

To presume the translation of Verse 4:29 ".. do not kill yourselves .."  to be suicide is completely wrong. Even if you accept it as the right translation, yet it doesn't mean suicide.   Here is the analytical explanation.   Grammatically, the word "yourselves"  ("anfusakum" in original Quranic Arabic) does not refer to 'first person plural' but it refers to 'second person plural' pronoun.  This has also been confirmed by Corpus Quran which contains word to word grammatical translation from original Arabic to English.  The term "yourselves" denotes the people of an entire community. Therefore, "do not kill yourselves" is a command to the people not to carry out killings within their community, that is, one person killing another person.  And when one person of a society kills another, it is violence based on "aggression."  Therefore, Verse 4:29 is followed by V.4:30 using the term "aggression."  The word "aggression" is always used when injury is caused to 'second person,' not to 'first person.'  Suicide is a self-inflicted injury in which the 'first person' kills himself or herself.  This is never described as "aggression" because aggression (as a standard definition) can only be shown towards others, not toward oneself.   Committing suicide through aggression or injustice toward oneself does not make any sense.   Suicide is never referred to in such terms.  People may commit suicide because of fear, sadness, depression, poverty, unhappiness, hopelessness or as a strategy of war.  None of these situations involve a feeling of aggression toward oneself.   Of course this doesn't mean that the Quran encourages us to go about killing ourselves.  But it does not mention suicide to be a sin either.  To propagate that anyone and everyone who commits suicide because of the various compelling reasons of life will be punished in Hellfire is a gross misconception.  Allah, The Almighty, has given us NO reason to believe in such presumptions.      

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Be careful to break your fast at the right time

A reminder for the month of Ramadan, every year.




To all our brothers and sisters in Faith who will be fasting during the coming month of Ramadan which is only a few days away, remember to break your fast at the right time as highlighted in the Glorious Quran.   Please continue reading carefully.

The right time to break our fast is approximately 30 minutes after Maghrib or sunset when darkness has taken place completely.  Check the following Quranic verses for evidence and information.



وَكُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا حَتَّى يَتَبَيَّنَ لَكُمُ الْخَيْطُ الأَبْيَضُ مِنَ الْخَيْطِ الأَسْوَدِ مِنَ الْفَجْرِ ثُمَّ أَتِمُّوا الصِّيَامَ إِلَى اللَّيْل
 2:187 - Al-Baqrah


Transliteration

Wa Kulū Wa Ashrabū Ĥattá Yatabayyana Lakumu Al-Khayţu Al-'Abyađu Mina Al-Khayţi Al-'Aswadi Mina Al-Fajri  ۖ  Thumma 'Atimmū Aş-Şiyāma 'Ilá Al-Layli    (2:187)

Translation

"eat and drink until the white thread becometh distinct to you from the black thread of the dawn. Then strictly observe the fast till nightfall"  (2:187)  Surah Al-Baqrah

The above verse makes it clear that fasting begins from sunrise and ends when darkness of the night has taken place which is 30 to 40 minutes after we offer our Maghrib prayers.  The Arabic term used for describing the time to end the fast is ليل or "leyl."   This term refers to the darkness of the night and NOT sunset.

Sunset (Maghrib or setting of the sun) and darkness of the night are NOT the same.  Sunset has been explicitly differentiated from nightfall in the Glorious Quran.   A very good example to elucidate this difference is Verse 17:78 of Surah Bani Israel (also known as Surah Al-Isra) which mentions the specific timing for the Maghrib or sunset prayer and the importance of reciting the Quran at dawn.



أَقِمِ الصَّلاةَ لِدُلُوكِ الشَّمْسِ إِلَى غَسَقِ اللَّيْلِ وَقُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ إِنَّ قُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ كَانَ مَشْهُودًا
17:78  - Surah Al-Isra


Transliteration

'Aqimi Aş-Şalāata Lidulūki Ash-Shamsi 'Ilá Ghasaqi Al-Layli Wa Qur'āna Al-Fajri  ۖ  'Inna Qur'āna Al-Fajri Kāna Mash/hūdāan    (17:78)

Translation

"Establish worship at the going down of the sun until the dark of night, and (the recital of) the Qur'an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Qur'an at dawn is ever witnessed."    (17:78)  Surah Al-Isra

The above verse is self-explanatory asserting that the time for Maghrib prayer begins when the sun goes down, that is, at sunset.  The verse also clarifies that Maghrib prayer can be offered from the time the sun goes down until it gets dark which takes about 30 minutes, in certain parts of the globe it might take a bit longer, around 40 minutes.   In this verse 17:78 the Arabic term mentioned for sunset or going down of the sun is   دلوك الشمس  (dulook al-shams), and the Arabic term for "dark of night" is leyl or ليل
"Leyl" or night is by no means the same as as sunset of dulook al-shams.  That's absolutely clear and obvious.

Also, another expression is used in the Quran for the setting of the sun which is مغرب الشمس or maghrib al-shams.   This expression has been used in Verse 18:86 of Surah Al-Kahf.


حَتَّى إِذَا بَلَغَ مَغْرِبَ الشَّمْسِ وَجَدَهَا تَغْرُبُ فِي عَيْنٍ حَمِئَةٍ وَوَجَدَ عِنْدَهَا قَوْمًا قُلْنَا يَا ذَا الْقَرْنَيْنِ إِمَّا أَنْ تُعَذِّبَ وَإِمَّا أَنْ تَتَّخِذَ فِيهِمْ حُسْنًا 
18:86  -  Surah Al-Kahf


Tranliteration

Ĥattá 'Idhā Balagha Maghriba Ash-Shamsi Wajadahā Taghrubu Fī `Aynin Ĥami'atin Wa Wajada `Indahā Qawmāan  ۗ  Qulnā Yā Dhā Al-Qarnayni 'Immā 'An Tu`adhdhiba Wa 'Immā 'An Tattakhidha Fīhim Ĥusnāan   (18:86)

Translation

"Till, when he reached the setting-place of the sun, he found it setting in a muddy spring, and found a people thereabout. We said: O Dhu'l-Qarneyn! Either punish or show them kindness."  (18:86)  Surah Al-Kahf.

The Noble Quran makes it crystal clear that fasting must commence from the time when the early light of dawn begins to appear upto the darkness of the night.  And darkness of the night comes after sunset.

It's very unfortunate that so many folks who fast regularly waste their entire day's effort by breaking their fasts 30 to 40 minutes prior to the prescribed time in the Glorious Quran.

Sunset and night .. the clear difference.  Ramadan, the month of fasting, is the Month of the Quran.  Yet so many of us violate the Quran by disobeying even the simple timings of fasting confirmed in the Glorious Quran.




And please, for the sake of Allah Almighty, do not make the mistake for searching the Hadith tales for the right time to break the fast.  The only information you will get there will be the grossly incorrect ones.  The idea of breaking the fast dot at sunset arises from the various Hadith narrations of Bukhari etc.  Because of such sources it's now become a standard practice to break the fast as soon as the Maghrib adhan is heard.   By doing this you invalidate your fast by purposely breaking it 30 to 40 minutes earlier, flouting the Divine dictate in preference to man-made traditions.   

For evidence, check the following haphazard and discrepant Hadith apparently scribbled in a haste either by the narrator or the compiler, indicating that neither of them had read the Quran nor knew anything about it.   This is NOT from the Prophet (S).

"Once night comes from there and the day disappears from there, and the sun has set, the fasting person should break his fast." (Hadith - Bukhari)

Senseless and crazy!

There's one specific false Hadith that has crossed all bounds of transgression.  This Hadith maliciously slanders our beloved Prophet (S) by gossiping that the  Prophet (S) would break his fast even before sunset.  Read below.


Narrated Ibn Abi Aufa:
We were in the company of Allah's Apostle on a journey. He said to a man, "Get down and mix Sawiq (powdered barley) with water for me." The man said, "The sun (has not set yet), O Allah's Apostle." The Prophet again said to him, "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me." The man again said, "O Allah's Apostle! The sun!" The Prophet said to him (for the third time) "Get down and mix Sawiq with water for me." The man dismounted and mixed Sawiq with water for him. The Prophet drank it and then beckoned with his hand (towards the East) and said, "When you see the night falling from this side, then a fasting person should break his fast." (Sahih Bukhari 3:31:162)

I don't know if this lie has been penned by Bukhari or the narrator or some other person who may have double-crossed them later by infiltrating into the Bukhari collection.  Whatever might have happened, this is a sick joke and a rude lie.  These people are trying to propagate (to suit their own selfish purposes) that the Prophet (S) found nothing wrong breaking his fast before sunset when the Quran explicitly confirms and commands not to break the fast until dark (or until 'leil').  And yet, no one in this Ummah seems to complain over such nasty gossips by idlers against the Prophet (S).     



For further references check the following posts:

What's the right time for taking Iftar?
http://muslimvilla.smfforfree.com/index.php?topic=2190.0

Uptil what time can we eat sahoor?
http://muslimvilla.smfforfree.com/index.php?topic=880.0

Fasting in the Glorious Quran
http://muslimvilla.smfforfree.com/index.php?topic=1788.0

Monday, July 2, 2012

Slaughter of Muslims in Burma - June 2012

After reading and watching helplessly the recent massacre of minority Burmese Muslims by the Buddhist majority, let not another hypocrite sing that phoney and repugnant 'song' about Buddhists being "peaceful." 

In June 2012, hundreds of Burmese Muslims have been butchered, and many more injured and made homeless as a result religious intolerance by the Buddhist majority.  The Burmese military government, far from trying to resolve the problem and protect the minority, has been silently conniving with the rioters by creating greater hardships for the Muslim minority.  

The reason of this June 2012 riot is unknown except for the periodical outbursts of the Burmese Buddhists to show their might and vent their anger on the helpless minority.   It is commonly accepted that the June 2012 massacre of Burmese Muslims was intentionally orchestrated by the rioters in collaboration with the government.  Yet the world, including the UN, is conveniently silent.  The brazenly hypocritical and unscrupulous woman, Aung San Suu Kyi, is very prompt at accusing the Burmese military of human rights violations when she is under house arrest.  But she finds nothing wrong when the military helps the Buddhist mobs to murder the innocent Muslim minority of her country.

As in India, anti-Muslim riots are nothing unusual in Burma.  Violence in Burma against Muslims have been erupting periodically since the 1920s based simply on religious intolerance by the Buddhist majority.

The Muslims of Burma mainly belong to the Arakan state in western Burma.  They are known as Rohingya or Burmese Muslims.  The term "Rohingya" has been derived from the Arabic word "Raham" meaning sympathy.  Muslim settlements began being established in the Arakan province of Burma since the arrival of the Arabs in the 8th century.  Presently about 800,000 Rohingya live in Burma.  The United Nations describes them as "one of the world’s most persecuted minorities."  Yet it has never bothered to help them. 

Religious freedom for Muslims in Burma has been systematically curbed.  In the post 9/11 era, random accusations of "terrorism" against Muslims have become a common form of persecution and harassment by Burmese Buddhists.  Burmese Government does not consider Rohingya Muslims as citizens and they are hated by the Buddhist majority. Rohingya Muslims in Burma have long demanded recognition as an indigenous ethnic group with full citizenship by birthright.   But the Government regards them as illegal immigrants from neighboring Bangladesh and denies them citizenship.  

"Nobel Prize winner," Aung San Suu Kyi, does not consider Muslims as citizens. Speaking at London School of Economics meeting on June 2012 during her visit to the UK, she said "Rohingya Muslims should not be considered citizens."  Later during her press conference at Downing Street, she did not condemn the killings of Rohingya Muslims taking place in Burma.  Instead, she simply said that this "ethnic conflict should be investigated and dealt with wisdom."   It wasn't just an insufficient response but a very shocking one from someone supposed to have won a "Noble Peace Prize."

The notorious master hypocrite and undercover CIA agent, Dalai Lama, continues to globe trot without mentioning a single word of the dangerously growing Buddhist intolerance in Burma, Thailand, Tibet and across the world.  Such intolerance and persecution invariably result in resistance by the oppressed.  Many Muslims have joined armed resistance groups, fighting for greater freedom in Burma.  

On June 3rd 2012, eight Muslims returning to Rangoon in a bus after visiting a Masjid in the Arakan province were attacked by a mob of hundreds of Buddhists and slaughtered brutally.  An eye-witness reported that after the mass murder  "the culprits were celebrating triumph spitting and tossing wine and alcohol on the dead bodies lying on the road."

"These innocent people have been killed like animals," said Abu Tahay, of the National Democratic Party for Development, which represents the country’s much-persecuted stateless Muslim Rohingya community. 

The Rohingya Muslims of Burma have continued to suffer from human rights violations under the Burmese junta since 1970s.  Over the years thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled to neighboring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh etc.   Even as refugees they have been facing hardships and have suffered persecution by the Thai government.  In February 2009, a group of 5 boats packed with Burmese Rohingya Muslims were taken out and abandoned in the open sea by the Thai army.  Four of these boats sank in a storm and one was washed ashore near the Indonesian islands.  The few survivors who were rescued by Indonesian authorities told horrific stories of being captured and beaten by the Thai military and then abandoned at open sea.

Being "peaceful" or "humble" (as claimed by their biased supporters) is a far cry concerning the Burmese Buddhists.  Their vindictive temperament prowls for vendetta, waiting to use even the most insignificant occurrence as an excuse to perpetrate violence on Burmese Muslims.  At any time, if there's some ethnic disturbance between Muslims and Buddhists/Hindus in any other country, the Burmese Buddhists waste no time going on a murderous spry killing the Muslim minority in Burma.   If there is the slightest of trouble between Muslims and non-Muslims in Indonesia, it's taken as a pretext to kill Muslims in Burma by Buddhist mobs.  The destruction of the statues in Bamiyan (Afghanistan), created an immediate excuse to commit violence against Muslims in Burma in 2001.  The firebrand Buddhist monks demanded a Muslim masjid to be destroyed in retaliation.  Mobs of Buddhists led by monks, vandalized Muslim-owned businesses and property in Burma, and attacked and killed Muslims in Muslim communities.

Gruesome images of murdered Rohingya Muslims in the recent June 2012 riots in Burma have been circulated on websites, resulting in protests in several Muslim countries and by various human rights activists around the world demanding justice & protection in Burma for the minority, but has fallen on deaf ears as usual, getting little or no coverage from mainstream news channels.

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