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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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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Throttling of Iran's smart nuclear program

Iran has the technical know-how for almost a complete nuclear fuel cycle.  It includes digging uranium from the ground for  generating power as the first step.  It has several processing plants to refine ore into yellowcake, and also uranium conversion facilities that turn yellowcake into uranium hexafluoride (a very essential process for building nukes for military purposes) namely at Isfahan, Nantaz and Bushehr.  Iran has also built a plant for making heavy water in Arak.  The reactor in Tehran uses enriched uranium fuel for medical and agricultural uses.   The only thing Iran  lacks for its nuclear fuel cycle to be complete, and would have acquired but cannot any longer, is the processing plant to extract plutonium from the spent fuel needed for making a warhead.

How does the Geneva deal prohibit Iran from building nuclear weapons?  Iran has been strictly forbidden to enrich uranium beyond 5% purity.   It's 20% enriched uranium that remains would either be diluted or converted to uranium oxide which is presently impossible to be re-converted to uranium hexafluoride necessary for weapon-grade production.  To ensure Iran's inability to re-convert oxide into uranium, the Geneva accord also disallows Iran to build a plant for converting uranium oxide back to uranium hexafluoride essential for military use.

The Geneva deal prohibits Iran to increase its stockpile beyond 3.5% enriched uranium.  Any excess that is produced within the next six months of this agreement with either have to be diluted or converted to uranium oxide. 

Iran has been ordered to limit its enrichment capacity.  Consequently it's not allowed to build any further centrifuges.

All work for processing heavy water will be suspended at the Arak reactor.  Iran is not even allowed to put any fuel in the Arak reactor to make it work. 

So, does this deal recognize Iran's right for enrichment as is being bragged by senior Iranian officials?   If the 'right for enrichment' refers to using uranium only in civilian and commercial sectors for producing plain energy, then Iran has the right to enrich it with the small quantity of 5% enriched uranium as its maximum limit which is good for nothing else but ordinary commercial use.  So, next time if Hassan Rouhani boasts around with his deceptive smile claiming that the Western powers have not curbed Iran's right to enrichment, well,  then this is precisely what the liar means.

Does it shatter Iran's dream of becoming a future nuclear power?   Absolutely YES. 

Can Iran secretly dodge the brutal conditions of the Geneva agreement?  Certainly not.  It will be mandatory for Iran to periodically allow intrusive inspections by foreign experts.

And the long-term dream of Western powers?   They are hoping that easing of sanctions will lead to an economic boom in Iran and the popularity of those known as "moderates" will spike, making the Iranian military weak and helpless.  One doesn't need to be a genius to read that this project is an ideal plan for the revival of the Pahlavi era.

That's the simple fact without beating around the bush, trumpeting inconclusive and face-saving non-statements as is widely being done by Press TV and its likes.  All that grandiloquence buzzing from dozens of egoistical corners to the affect that 'Iran has emerged victorious in this deal' have done nothing to preserve her sovereignty.  It's much like a whore exulting in her whoredom.

With so many stiff and destructive conditions up its sleeves, any surprise why the West could barely contain its glee when Hassan Rouhani won the polls through obvious gerrymandering (of sorts) by the adherents of Qom?




Sunday, November 24, 2013

P5+1 world powers grapple breakthrough; Iran throws in the towel

The "historic deal" about to be signed at the Palais des Nations freezes uranium enrichment beyond the level of 5% which is comfortably below the limit of any weapon-grade productions. The muckraking about Obama ignoring Netanyahu remains an idle rumor. That shouldn't surprise even an imbecile. Netanyahu's fury has been a part of the game. He knew all along he has nothing to worry about. Washington eventually intends to finish Iran's enrichment program altogether, but one step at a time so as not to tease the loyalists of the Revolution who have been uneasy over the marathon nuclear talks as a blow on their national pride. The astute P5+1 has taken good care to avoid annoyance to the Iranian people. A "friendly" Netanyahu as an onlooker of an agreement as sensitive as this would only make it harder for Iranian negotiators to yield. While Hassan Rohani brags back home that the deal "recognizes Iran's nuclear rights," the agreement uses no such language in its document. To the contrary, a joyous Obama stated that as a first step, they have "cut off Iran's most likely paths to a bomb."

 Dollar 4.2 billion from oil sales, approximately $1.5 billion from imports of gold, other precious metals, petrochemical & auto sector exports and easier access to "humanitarian transactions" have been announced as Iran's immediate relief as it curbs its nuclear program for six months in exchange for partial easing of sanctions.  It's to be hoped that Mr. Rohani and his mentor, Hashemi Rafsanjani, don't keep too big a share for themselves as they did in the "Iran-contra scandal" back in the 1980s.  During these six months,  the P5+1 diplomats intend to have more "sweeping agreement."  The chances are that their next move will be to pressure Iran heavily with renewed threats to break away from Hezbollah and Syria about which the group of six world  powers had already expressed concern to the media soon after the current talks.

The next six months will be crucial.  Most likely it will give Israel the final nod to establish its hegemony in the region.  The decrepit supreme leader has lately shown keen interest in keeping up the spirit of the Revolution but only on national ceremonies, not at the policy-making table.  With such long stretches of deafening silence, he surely seems to be taking his Sabbaticals much too often.

Strangely enough, except for a brief Youtube clip and a few sketchy tweets, Press TV has yet given little or no splashy headlines on this 'sensational' story  curbing Iran's nuclear program.  Inexplicably, quite the opposite.  On November 24, when the Western media including RT was abuzz with details on the "landmark deal," Press TV published the article by Finian Cunningham titled "Western arrogance blocks P5+1 progress with Iran," describing the episode as a failure and  unfinished business.  





Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Story of a parasitic thief and a killer

Burmese opposition leader cum activist/campaigner for oppression of the helpless, Aung San Su Kyi, visited U.K. last October 2013.  It was her second visit to U.K. since June 2012 when the state sponsored terrorism in Burma began and her countrymen unleashed a relentless  bout of killings of the Muslim minority.   By the time this woman visited U.K. in June 2012,  more than 25,000 Muslims had been butchered in western Burma in less than three weeks. 

She attended a meeting at the London School of Economics but never uttered a word about the murders in Burma.  When reporters asked her why the Rohingya Muslims of Burma were not granted Burmese citizenship even though they had been living there since centuries, she came up with no explanations and no apologies but simply said the "Rohingya Muslims should not be considered citizens."  Later during her press conference at Downing Street, she mentioned NO condemnations for the killings.   Her only comment was, the "ethnic conflict should be investigated ...."  


Burma is the ancestral land  of the Rohingya Muslims; yet they have been declared homeless and stateless on their own land (like the Palestinians) by the fascist Buddhist government patronized by the West.  Today, Burma and Israel are the only two countries in the world that have subjected the indigenous people of those land to color-coded citizenship.  The fascist Buddhist monks and their mobs who have by now killed over 125,000 Muslims openly acknowledge that the murders are ethnic cleansing and religiously motivated. 
 
 Both the Burmese government and the opposition, far from trying to quell the fascism of their people, have heightened their bigotry by labeling the minority as "dark skinned people."

Despite all of this, when Aung San Su Kyi visited U.K. last month with blood stained hands that couldn't possibly be overlooked, she was given a very warm welcome by Charles Windsor.   Charles and his wife, Camilla, accompanied their murderous guest into the Garden Room at their official residence in London Clarence House and chatted over unnecessary issues to skilfully evade the very sensitive subject of killing fields in Burma. 

The connection between the Windsors and Su Kyi has some broad personal streaks as well. Her late British husband, Michael Aris, was a close friend of Charles.  Charles later became a patron of her husband's memorial trust.  Since Su Kyi's British husband was grounded in Buddhist culture, no surprise he is touted as a "scholar" by the West and Western media.  A  Buddhist or a Buddhist lover could even rub their own crap as 'moisturizer' on their skin and that would be considered "scholarly" in the eyes of the West.  Charles' favorite grand uncle, the notoriously cunning Mountbatten, was also a friend of Su Kyi's father.   One can imagine the sort of wily pair they must have made!

"Prince" Charles Windsor  is one of the biggest landowners of Britain worth 763 million pounds.  In 1337, his ancestor, "King" Edward III  grabbed as much land as he could and created a dukedom.  It yielded enormous income for him and his heirs.  Of course, no one  dared to tell him to pay  tax.  Eight hundred years later in 2013, Britain still hasn't changed that law.  It's reported that in the 1990s Charles voluntarily decided to pay an annual tax of 4 million pounds.  Even if that is true, it's chicken feed compared to the size of that duchy and its steady surplus.  It includes almost one-quarter of London and its outskirts -  numerous farms, cottages, bars, islands, green power plants and the Oval cricket ground. Some lawmakers in Britain are now asking for Charles' tax affairs to be reviewed.  The staggering response of the duchy's spokesman was, "We do not believe the Duchy has an unfair tax advantage over its competitors."

That's how nasty a parasitic thief and a killer's story can be.  But it gets still nastier because of the complete denial of truth with a reversed portrayal .. the former being labeled as "royal" and the latter as "peace activist."




Philippines and the Zionist Jews - a connection stronger than one may assume

Currently the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is eagerly helping the Philippines in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan, sending food, shelter, medical supplies and other much-needed relief supplies through certain Jewish Foundations and Catholic Relief Services.  The Organization will also raise funds for the victims of typhoon Haiyan, of which 30% will be allocated for food, water and medical supplies while the rest will be for rehabilitation projects.

One of the 'development experts' of this Organization claims that his mother and grandparents were among those 1,000 Jews who fled to the Philippines for safe haven in 1938. It's being trumpeted as a tremendous "humanitarian act" by the American Jewish organization.   They are supposed to be returning an old favor shown to 1,000 European Jews 75 years ago by a slave-president but the same organization hasn't yet expressed a shred of remorse for killing at least 2 million Arab-Muslims throughout those 75 years .. and that string of killings continues.  That reminds me, beware of a book called “Escape to Manila,” written by Frank Ephraim, one of the Jewish refugees who went to Philippines. The fiction is infested with mind blowing propaganda!

The man behind this unbreakable bond is Manuel Quezon who served as president of Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was Spanish by descent.  Both his parents were Spanish. In fact his father was assassinated by the locals after being suspected for his loyalty to the Spanish government.  Manuel Quezon is quite an icon of thousands of Jews around the world.  He is addressed as the "first democratic president of the Far-East" though Philippines is little known as a champion of democracy and actually has quite a violent political history.

Quezon assisted more than 1,000 Jews (who otherwise, as claimed, would have died in the Holocaust) by issuing  travel certificates that allowed them to come to the Philippines and work with the cooperation of Frieder Brothers (American entrepreneurs) who had a cigar factory in Manila. 

Reflecting a little on history, small groups of runaway Jews began coming in the Philippines since the 1600s after they were kicked out of Spain during the Spanish Inquisition and not welcomed in Italy and Greece either. A few more small batches of Jewish settlements came in the mid 1800s after the Franco Prussian war when the European colonizers were at each others' throats.  But the country's relations with Zionist Jews began strengthening since the past one hundred years with the arrival of American military forces to the Philippines in early 1900s that brought Jewish servicemen who decided to settle there permanently after their military discharge. Several Jewish teachers from the United States also arrived with a contingent of 'Thomasites' (a delegation of 500 volunteer American teachers) transported by the U.S. military who gave public instructions to Filipino children .. in other words, indoctrinated their minds with disinformation after the failed struggle of the Filipino people for independence from America in 1899. 

A statement in honor of Philippines by the Zionist website, "United with Israel," is sickening at best, claiming that "it commemorates the historic and spiritual ties between two peoples scattered among the nations, united by their commitment to freedom, humanitarian principles and faith in the God of the Bible."   

Philippines is reported as the first Asian nation to vote in the United Nations for the partition of Palestine and the creation of the so-called state of Israel on stolen land.  Soon after, many of the Jewish refugees who earlier arrived in Manila at Quezon's invitation left for the stolen land. 




Trauma! Muslim children of Burma

"There is something about crying that reaches  across borders and appeals to humanity.  There are many different types  of cries, but the cry of a completely broken soul is the most piercing  of all.

 The first cry I heard from the Rohingya was from this  boy as he fled his burning home.  Maybe it is because I am a mother that  this cry tore my soul apart."  (Jamila Hanan - human rights defender).










Then I came across the following story in North America:
A mother packed a lunch box for her child who goes to daycare consisting of "homemade roast beef, potatoes, carrots, an orange and milk." She received a fine of $10 from the daycare because it "violated the rules" for not being a balanced lunch as it didn't contain whole grain. So the daycare had to add ritz crackers with the kid's lunch which is taken as a whole grain food.

With this sort of perception, isn't the deafening silence of the West over blatant malnutrition and starvation of children (not to mention their random killings in wars & riots) in so many parts of the world still more galling? I don't need to name those unfortunate parts of the world, do I?

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Monday, November 18, 2013

Prophet Yunus (or Jonah) in the Noble Quran


BismAllah Ar Rehman Ar Raheem:


Prophet Yunus (or Jonah) is mentioned in three Surahs (or Chapters) of the Noble Quran.  These three Surahs are:

-  Surah Yunus  (Chapter 10:98)
-  Surah Al-Anbiya  (Chapter 21:87-88)
-  Surah As-Saffat  (Chapter 37:139-148)

Although Surah Yunus takes its title after V.10:98 where the name of Prophet Yunus is mentioned, the most detailed account of the life of Prophet Yunus is in Surah As-Saffat where the description of the events of his life are brief, yet vivid.   Within Verses 139 to 148 of Surah As-Saffat, all relevant information concerning Prophet Yunus are stated.  Many readers have not followed it well enough probably because of the rapid style of the narration.  But if one concentrates a little, the brief and successive verses from 139 to 148 connect amazingly well without any confusion. 


We will discuss the mention of Prophet Yunus in all three Surahs.   It will then be easy for the reader to know how systematically the information on Prophet Yunus in Surah Yunus and Surah Al-Anbiya are in conformity with the more detailed description in Surah As-Saffat.

Surah As-Saffat, Verses 139 to 148 quoted as follows:
 
"And lo! Jonah verily was of those sent (to warn)   (37:139)
When he fled unto the laden ship,  (37:140)
And then drew lots and was of those rejected;   (37:141)
And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy;  (37:142)
And had he not been one of those who glorify (Allah)   (37:143)
He would have tarried in its belly till the day when they are raised; (37:144)
Then We cast him on a desert shore while he was sick;  (37:145)
And We caused a tree of gourd to grow above him;   (37:146)
And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more    (37:147)
And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while."   (37:148)


Prophet Jonah was one of the messengers of Allah sent to warn and inform the community of the Truth.
As in Verse 37:140 .... إِذْ أَبَقَ إِلَى الْفُلْكِ الْمَشْحُونِ
'Idh 'Abaqa 'Ilaá Al-Fulki Al-Mashĥūni (transliteration)
"When he fled unto the laden ship,"  (translation)
The word abaqa (أَبَقَ ) in Arabic is used for flight or escape of a slave from his master's house.

Therefore, here is how we could interpret Verses 37:140-142:

Prophet Yunus at first avoided (or fled) from the responsibility of his mission entrusted to him by Allah.  He fled onto a ship.  The vessel in which he boarded after fleeing was overloaded with too many people.  To avoid overloading and to lessen the number of people on board, they apparently had a system for rejecting passengers by 'lucky draws,' similar to a lottery.  The name of Prophet Yunus came in the lot, thus he was a rejected passenger of the ship and was thrown overboard into the sea and was swallowed by a big fish.  This affliction was caused to Prophet Yunus because he had abandoned his mission without the permission of his Master, Almighty Allah.  The evidence or confirmation for this interpretation is the word abaqa in Verse 37:140, and also word mulim in Verse 37:142 .... فَالْتَقَمَهُ الْحُوتُ وَهُوَ مُلِيمٌ    --  Fāltaqamahu Al-Ĥūtu Wa Huwa Mulīmun.  (transliteration).   "And the fish swallowed him while he was blameworthy;"  (translation).    Mulim (مُلِيمٌ ) means a person who is blameworthy because of his own mistake, whether or not others blame him.


Now let's look at the next Verses, 37:143-144 of Surah As-Saffat:  Prophet Yunus was not heedless of Allah, but he was of those who constantly remembered, loved and glorified Allah.  Thus Allah says that if Yunus was not among those who glorified Allah, he would have stayed in the belly of the fish as a punishment until the Day of Judgment.  This does not mean that the fish would have lived till the Day of Resurrection and that Prophet Yunus would have remained alive in its belly till then.  But it simply means that as a penalty, Allah would not rescue him and he would have died after being swallowed by the fish, to be raised on the Day of Resurrection.   This aspect is also elucidated in Surah Al-Anbiya, Verses 21:87-88, quoted as follows:

Surah Al-Anbiya, Verses 21:87-88:
"And (mention) Dhu'n-Nun, when he went off in anger and deemed that We had no power over him, but he cried out in the darkness, saying: There is no God save Thee. Be Thou Glorified! Lo! I have been a wrong-doer.  Then we heard his prayer and saved him from the anguish. Thus we save believers."   (21:87-88 -- Surah Al-Anbiya).  These two verses of Surah Anbiya connect with Verses 37:142-144. of Surah As-Saffat.    Dhu'n Nun is another name for Prophet Yunus.    Crying out in darkness refers to his repentance inside the belly of the big fish.   The cry of Prophet Yunus expressing remorse and repentance that reads in Verses 21:87-88:  "La ilaha illa anta subhana ini kunto minaz zalimeen" translated as "There is no God save Thee.  Be Thou Glorified!  Lo! I have been a wrong-doer."  This is a very famous and widely recited Quranic supplication also known as Ayat-e-Karima .. a supplication or dua for repentance.
 


Coming back to Surah As-Saffat, Verses 37:145-146 in continuation:   When Prophet Yunus acknowledged his fault, repented and glorified Allah as a sincere believer, he was helped by Allah.   The fish spat him out on the beach by Allah's will.  The beach was apparently a barren place with no shade, no vegetation and no food.   Allah caused a gourd tree to grow to provide Yunus with shade and food.   Gourd is basically a green fruit but can also be eaten as a vegetable. 

Next Verses of Surah As-Saffat, 37:147-148  "And We sent him to a hundred thousand (folk) or more  And they believed, therefor We gave them comfort for a while."  --   The mention of "a hundred thousand people or more" does not mean that Allah had any doubt about their number, but it means that a casual observer would have estimated the population to be more than a hundred thousand people in any case.   Probably it was the same place where Prophet Yunus returned after he had previously left.  When Prophet Yunus returned to his people after being forgiven by Allah, the community of his people believed in the message he conveyed to them from Allah and thus they became believers (followers of Monotheism or Tawheed).  For that reason Allah mentions that He "gave them comfort for a while."   This also indicates the temporary nature of earthly life where every comfort or every affliction is temporary, for a while.

To further understand Verses 37:147-148 of Surah As-Saffat, one should keep in view Verse 98 of Surah Yunus.


Surah Yunus, Verse 10:98:

"If only there had been a community (of all those that were destroyed of old) that believed and profited by its belief as did the folk of Jonah! When they believed We drew off from them the torment of disgrace in the life of the world and gave them comfort for a while."  (10:98)  Surah Yunus.     The fact that the community of Prophet Yunus became believers is also confirmed in this Verse.


Finally .. here is an interesting piece of reading.   Concerning the topic of Prophet Yunus being swallowed by a fish, critics have expressed doubts claiming that it's impossible for a man to come out alive from the belly of a fish.  But during the end of the 19th century, an event took place near the sea-shores of England which belies this claim. In August, 1891, some fishermen went to the high sea to hunt whales in a ship called 'Star of the East.'  There they tried to catch a huge fish which was about 20 feet long, 5 or 6 feet wide.  It weighed more than a hundred tons.  During the struggle, the whale swallowed a fisherman named James Bartley, which was witnessed by his colleagues. Next day the same fish was found dead on the sea. The fishermen hauled it up on board and when they cut open its belly, James Bartley came out alive. He had remained in the fish's belly for full 15 hours.  Bartley was sick and had to be hospitalized but he survived.   When such a thing, though rare but  certainly possible in normal circumstances,  should it be impossible under extra-ordinary circumstances as a miracle of Almighty God?   The answer is, NO, not at all.

Read the true story.  It's not an urban legend as some Western skeptics claim, only with the view to refute the incident of Prophet Yunus (Jonah).

Swallowed by the whale - James Bartley - true story

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Astrology is HARAM.


BismEm

"And verily We have beautified the world's heaven with lamps, and We have made them missiles for the devils, and for them We have prepared the doom of flame."  (67:5) Surah Al-Mulk.

As explained by Pickthall in his brief commentary, in this Verse the allusion is to soothsayers and astrologers
(those who claim to predict future) who saw the source of good and evil in the stars. 

"missiles for the devils" is most likely a reference to the punishment of soothsayers and astrologers for their disbelief. 

Believing in something such as astrology automatically renders one's faith in Allah Almighty as weak or none at all.  As Allah has stated in this Verse, stars are His creation with which He has beautified the heaven.  What good or harm an a star or stars do to anyone when Sovereignty and Power belongs wholly to Allah only?

The Verse that follows 67:5 states that those who disbelieve will be doomed in Hell. 

"And for those who disbelieve in their Lord there is the doom of hell, a hapless journey's end!"  (67:6)  Surah Al-Mulk.

Again, most likely, it's the soothsayers and astrologers who are referred to as disbelievers in V.67:6. 

Verses 67:5-6 together can certainly be taken as involvement in astrology being totally Haram.  It would also include all similar acts like readings of tarot cards, crystal ball, palmistry etc.  All these practices are complete nonsense with NO logical bearing on peoples' lives and one-hundred percent HARAM.  It gets still worse when soothsayers, astrologers and fortune tellers make this Haram act a source of earning money by fooling their clients.  They know nothing about the future.  They have only learned the trick of constructing loose and general comments .. like barnum statements and their stupid clients think they're telling the truth.  Both have a weak iman or no iman at all which is the cause why they participate in this Haram activity.   


Let us now read verses 15 and 16 of Surah Al-Hijr.

"And verily in the heaven We have set mansions of the stars, and We have beautified it for beholders.  And We have guarded it from every outcast devil,   Save him who steals the hearing, and them does a clear flame pursue."   15:16-18   Surah Al-Hijr.

The reference here is also to those Haram practices where the Noble Quran condemns practices like fortune telling, astrology etc.   One of the most frequent activities associated with the jinn, is fortune telling.  Before the advent of the Prophet (pbuh), fortune-tellers and soothsayers  were widespread. These people would use their associates from the jinn to find out about the future. The jinn would go to the lowest heaven and listen to the angels conversing amongst themselves about events of the future which the angels would know from Allah, because Allah orders the angels to carry out His commandments. The jinn would then inform the fortune-tellers.  This is the accepted explanation of this Verse.  Then, further explaining the same Verse, upon the Prophet’s arrival the heavens were guarded intensely by the angels, and any jinn that tried to listen was attacked by "clear flame," most probably referring to meteors / shooting stars.   It's very obvious from these Verses that such activities are Haram.
The practice was very similar to the custom of 'seance' where the medium claims to communicate with the spirit.  According to it, the fortune tellers & soothsayers would try to communicate with the jinn.   

Don't ever be dumb enough to get impressed by such folks if you sometimes hear them say something that might sound right to you.  That is only a guesswork. If they hit the jackpot for a change, it's by sheer blind fluke.  

NONE except Allah Almighy knows the unseen.  Period.


Beware of liars like these in the pictures.  Keep away from them and never believe a word of what they say:



This evil and kafir woman indulges in tarot card reading. This is how their Haram work looks.


The kufari of astrologer taking the people for a ride by talking utter rubbish.  Beware of these Haram scoundrels.  Keep far away from them.




 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Female monarchs in the male-dominated House of Tudor

A wannabe intellect on the study of medieval European monarchy came up with a very mind-boggling stupid question at Quora which I quote: "Why did Europeans have female monarchs so long before ordinary women could enter professions?"

For your information in case you don't know, Elizabeth (the first) was the second female monarch of England, crowned in the mid 1500s .... 1559 to be exact.  She was the daughter of King Henry VIII, a domineering debauch and womanizer who got his own wife murdered because she couldn't bear him a son.

Reading such a question, one might think that despite calling them autocratic, how much the tudors respected the rights of female members of their families compared to the commoners.  But let's not fool ourselves with such misleading queries.

To begin with, in a monarchy as despotic as the ones of Britain and Europe, every decision required the consent of one person or a small group of like minded people linked to the same family.  In a constitutional system which followed in medieval Europe and survives until the present, a political figure becomes eligible for leadership depending on their monetary resources and ability to campaign which consequently determines their ability to reach out to the masses to promote their popularity.  Not to mention their mandatory approval by the Zionist lobbies in the New World Order.  Thus, it's far more complicated, involves more hard work, greater competition and plenty of crafty diplomacy - a completely different process from allowing female monarchs. Both systems are evil but in two very different ways.

As far as "ordinary" women entering professions is concerned, how can anyone be naive enough to compare the selection of a female monarch with the selection of female employees in the regular work force regardless of the era?   Throughout the annals of history to date, who selects a female monarch in a non-constitutional monarchy -  her family and caretakers, the parliament or the private sector??  What I know for sure is that "ordinary" women aren't selected by their families for private nor government sector professions, not today nor ever in the past.

Let's dig a bit into history and the family wrangling of medieval "royals" to get a clearer picture of how Elizabeth I became the queen.  Soon after her birth, did anyone know that as a female she would ever become queen?

We know that England was ruled by kings until the second half of the 16th century.  The succession of Elizabeth I to the throne was because of the unavailability of a male heir rather than encouraging the culture of female heirs.  Henry VIII had 3 children (or perhaps 3 surviving children), Edward, Mary and Elizabeth.   Edward (whose mother was Jane Seymour) succeeded his father (even though he had two older sisters) as king but died of an incurable illness while only in his mid teens.  There were no more male heirs and despite the hatred of the tudors for female heirs, they had no choice but to accept females as monarchs.  Mary was the daughter of Catherine of Aragon who was older than Elizabeth.  But she wasn't chosen immediately to succeed Edward because her mother was Catholic. Edward was succeeded by Jane Dudley or the "9 days queen" (the great granddaughter of Henry 7th) who was kicked out within a few days by Catherine of Aragon's gang in favor of Mary.  Mary ruled for some years and then died of a natural illness.  It was then Elizabeth's turn.  Not to forget, Elizabeth's mother, Ann Boleyn, was put to death (beheaded) on the order of her husband, the king, simply because she had given birth to a daughter, Elizabeth.  Elizabeth was only 3-years-old when her father ordered the execution of her mother.  That's how much the male dominated tudor England respected women !!  This also brings to light the naivety of the question why female monarchs were "readily" admitted long before women entered into professions.

Not to mention, Ann Boleyn was executed on false charges of treason and incest.  Everyone knew the charges were outright untrue but none could intervene and save her life because the King wanted her to be eliminated so he could marry Jane Seymour with the hope that she would give him a son.  It can also be stated here that Ann Boleyn did give birth to a son after Elizabeth, but he was still born.  By then, Henry had started getting tired of Anne and had already begun to orchestrate her downfall.  AGAIN, that's how much the tudor England respected women and how vastly sympathetic they were to the cause of 'justice!'

Stories by modern European historians that Elizabeth was mentioned in Henry VIII's will as an heir to the throne have little or no bearing on the actual events of history.  The same historians have never explained that if Elizabeth was mentioned as one of the heirs in her father's will, why was Henry VIII in such a rush to eliminate Elizabeth's mother and marry another woman primarily to have a male heir?  If later at any point Henry decided to change his conventional ideas and accept a daughter as his successor,  it only makes the murder of Anne Boleyn still more unjust and despicable!


However, the females of the House of Tudor were no different than its despotic men.  Being one of early female Tudor monarchs barely compliments Elizabeth.  She needs to be better known for her ruthless use of power rather than the "woman who changed the world."   Even more significant than her notoriously poor looks was her tyranny.  It's said that behind every great man is a great woman. Similarly, behind every evil man is an evil woman.   But there are plenty of exceptions .. those men and women who make it to evil on their own.  Elizabeth was one of those, known in history as one of ten cruelest women.  Elizabeth was as cruel as any nasty ruler one could be.  She ruled at a time when there was tremendous sectarian strife in England between Catholics and Protestants.  Elizabeth's predecessor and half-sister, Queen Mary, tried to bring back Roman Catholicism in England. Elizabeth tried to suppress it in the harshest way possible.  She had thousands of Catholics in England and Ireland murdered.  She was very involved in the slave trade activities and had sponsored many slavers to capture Africans and bring them over as slaves.  Elizabeth's betrayal and ill-treatment of her  cousin, Mary Queen of Scots, was another shocker.  She imprisoned the queen of Scotland for 20 years before having her executed. 

 



Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jesus in Islam

BismEm

All Muslims have been commanded in the Noble Quran to believe in Jesus (Essa), son of Virgin Maryam, as one of Allah's greatest messengers sent to humanity.  As a Muslim, it's incumbent upon us to love and respect Jesus (peace be upon him), failing which a Muslim will be acting in defiance to the commands of the Noble Quran. 

There is a Surah (Chapter) in the Noble Quran in the name of virgin Mary titled Maryam (Mary).  This is the 19th Chapter of the Quran.

The Quran confirms the virgin birth of Jesus with a detailed narration in Surah (Chapter) 3 titled Al-Imran.  Quoting the narration as follows:

"(And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, illustrious in the world and the Hereafter, and one of those brought near (unto Allah). He will speak unto mankind in his cradle and in his manhood, and he is of the righteous.  She said: My Lord! How can I have a child when no mortal hath touched me ? He said: So (it will be). Allah createth what He will. If He decreeth a thing, He saith unto it only: Be! and it is."  (3:45-47).

Jesus, son of virgin Maryam, was born miraculously by the Supreme Command of Allah Almighty.  The Noble Quran compares the birth of Jesus with the birth of Adam.  Allah Almighty created Jesus with the same Command, "Be! and it is"  as He created Adam who had neither a father nor a mother.

"Lo! the likeness of Jesus with Allah is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust, then He said unto him: Be! and he is."  (3:59) Most Noble Quran.

Jesus, son of virgin Mary, was bestowed with several extraordinary powers by Allah Almighty on the basis of which he was able to perform certain miracles during the period of his prophethood.

"And He will teach him the Scripture and wisdom, and the Torah and the Gospel, And will make him a messenger unto the Children of Israel, (saying): Lo! I come unto you with a sign from your Lord. Lo! I fashion for you out of clay the likeness of a bird, and I breathe into it and it is a bird, by Allah's leave. I heal him who was born blind, and the leper, and I raise the dead, by Allah's leave.  .."   (3:48-49)  Most Noble Quran.

It's very important to keep in mind that whatever powers Jesus had for performing miracles,  were only by the will and permission of Allah Almighty and none else.  If ever Allah wanted, He could have withdrawn those powers from Jesus, any time.

Jesus, son of virgin Maryam, strictly told his community to worship Allah only.  The Quran quotes Jesus in the following Verses:

"Lo! Allah is my Lord and your Lord, so worship Him. That is a straight path."  (3:51)   Most Noble Quran.

As Muslims it's also necessary for us to believe that Allah Almighty revealed a Divine Scripture to Jesus called Injeel (Bible or New Testament).  But it's just as important to know that unfortunately no original teachings of the Divine Power that were formerly contained in the Injeel  remain any longer.  The Injeel has been almost fully altered with many versions, many additions and omissions.  Particularly since the mid 2nd millennium, "updates" and changes to suit the political and social environment have been taking place within the various versions of the Bibles steadily and systematically, every few years.  As Muslims, we have no obligations to follow the altered, man-written contents of the Old and New Testaments.  Old Testament is the Jewish Scripture, Torah, which is also nearly completely altered.

The Noble Quran confirms that Jesus, son of virgin Maryam, was not crufcified.  Allah Almighty would not allow one of his most important messengers to be tortured at the hands of his enemies.  The Quran quotes Jesus, saying:  "But when Jesus became conscious of their disbelief, he cried: Who will be my helpers in the cause of Allah ?"    Like all other messengers sent by Allah Almighty, Jesus too had many enemies who opposed him vehemently and decided to crucify him.  But Allah Almighty saved Jesus from suffering the pain and humiliation on the cross, and instead, made him ascend to the Heaven unto His safe custody.  And then, by the Command and Might of Allah, an image or apparition with outward resemblance of Jesus replaced him.  It was this image that was put on the cross and crucified, and thus, the enemies of Jesus were deceived into thinking that they killed him.  The Quran has some very special, beautiful and overwhelming narrations on this fact.

"And because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.  But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise."  (4:157-158)  Most Noble Quran.

The mission of  Prophets Muhammad and Jesus (peace be on them both) was to re-confirm the prime and indispensable ideology of Monotheism (belief in One God only) as preached by earlier Prophets.  Re-confirmation and renewal of this vital Message was absolutely necessary during the eras of Prophets Jesus and Muhammad.  During the period of Jesus (pbuh), the people had almost forgotten the Monotheistic teachings delivered by his predecessors, Prophet Moses (pbuh) and all those prophets who came between Moses and Jesus.  Similarly, during the period of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the people of the Arabian peninsula had deviated with the passage of time from the Monotheistic teachings of Prophets Abraham and his son Ishmael (peace be on them both).  Therefore, Allah Almighty chose Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the Final Messenger, and bestowed on him the Noble Quran, renewing the Message of Monotheism and the complete code of life in conformity with the ideology of Monotheism.  Hence, the Noble Quran being the Final Message delivered to the Final Messenger, remains original and intact and will remain so until the Final Day.  It will be a witness against humankind, preventing them from making excuses that they had no information of the Divine Guidance.


Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem:  Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A discourse on polygamy

By M.M. Pickthall
 

Permitting polygamous marriage in Islam has been made by several non-Muslim writers the text for strictures which appear completely irrelevant because their ideology is altogether un-Islamic.

The Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) has never been regarded by Muslims other than a human messenger of God; sanctity has never been identified with celibacy.  For Christiandom the strictest religious ideal has been celibacy, monogamy is already a concession to human nature.  For Muslims, monogamy is the ideal, polygamy the concession to human nature.

Polygamy is the nature of some men in all countries and of all men in some countries.  Having set a great example of monogamic marriage, the Prophet was to set a great example of polygamic marriage, by following which, men of that temperament could live righteous lives.  He encountered all the difficulties inherent in the situation and when he made mistakes, the Quran helped him to retrieve them.

Al-Islam did not institute polygamy.  It restricted a widely existing institution by limiting the number of a man's legal wives by giving to every woman a legal personality and legal rights which had to be respected, and making every man responsible for his conduct towards every woman.

Whether monogamy or polygamy should prevail in a particular country or period is a matter of social and economic convenience.

This also explains the Islamic ideology of prohibiting sexual relations outside of marriage.  For promoting respect for both men and women and avoiding practical hardships in future particularly for women, a relationship between a man and a woman must be solemnized and officialized duly in a respectful and sacred manner, not loosely with little or no commitments.


Other topics on polygamy in our forum:

Polygamy as interpreted by "Muslim" modernists


A consequence of not recognizing polygamy in the West

Responsibilities of men looking for polygamy

Discourse on the marriages of the Prophet Muhammad

The story of media bias 


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ongoing Genocide in Burma

The mass killing of Muslims in Burma that began in June 2012 is far from over.  Just because you aren't shown anything on mainstream news channels does not mean it's over.  Quite the opposite.  It's getting worse and worse and worse by the day!  The western leaders wasted no time hurling FALSE accusations against Pres. Assad in Syria, but are shamelessly conniving with the murderous government of Burma and its hypocritical and heartless opposition leader, Aung Kan Tu Chi.  Wake up world !! If you want justice for Palestine and Syria, how can you not want justice for another set of innocent people - the Rohingya minority Muslims of Burma - who are being slaughtered like animals by the bigoted Buddhist majority of that land, the "Al-Nusra of the East" and their ringleader-monk proudly giving himself the title of the "Burmese Bin Laden ????" 



Noor Hassan was killed on Nov.3, while collecting wood because he was Rohingya Muslim .... now his five children are orphans.





'BURMESE NAZIS' by Emanuel Stoakes.
http://www.rohingyablogger.com/2013/10/burmese-nazis.html






ANY  DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  THESE  2  SETS  OF  SAVAGES  IN  THE  IMAGES  BELOW??







Any difference between these two bunches of violent criminals in the pics below?   NOPE .. just two faces of evil and injustice in two different parts of the world.





The buddhist terrorist movement in Burma has actually killed far more than Al-Qaeda in Syria, even more than the Israeli Army has in Gaza.  The invasion of Syria by US-ally, Al-Qaeda (al-Nusra) began in April 2011.  Since then about 100,000 Syrian civilians and army personnel have been killed.  The ethnic cleansing of Burma began in June 2012 and since then 125,000 Muslims have been killed by the relentless buddhist terrorists and many more injured, maimed, countless Muslim women raped and their properties & businesses completely destroyed.



And the Opposition leader is just as  ruthless, giving a big nod to the government to carry  on the genocide.  This callous phoney is the most cunning and dishonest politician who has ever step foot on this planet!  And, not a word from the Dalai lama.  No surprise.  He has been the CIA's oldest rent boy .. since the 1950s. He has always been comfortable with all genocides in ancient & modern history ... a true descendent of his killer buddhist ancestors, Chengis khan and Halaku khan.




Any difference?






The ethnic cleansing in Burma is state sponsored terrorism with complete involvement of the Burmese government and the opposition who have given a free hand to the murderous buddhist monks and their gangs.  How can you talk about a system when the government itself orders segregation of the minority in camps instead of planning to return them to their homes?

In the above image, two Muslims were killed and their bodies set on fire.  People on the street watch the burning bodies as they pass by. 






Hospital apartheid: How severe can hatred get?  Unprecedented !!

Muslims blocked from going to hospitals in western Burma.  Unspeakable discriminatory practices by Burmese healthcare professionals (of all people) at government hospitals who are preventing Muslim patients in serious life-threatening conditions from accessing medical  treatment.  Also, several Muslim patients who were in hospitals were removed and taken to concentration camps, after the patients were threatened by armed Buddhist mobs outside.  Sittwe, the capital of western Rakhine province of Burma, has opened a separate ward for Muslims in its general hospital because they aren't allowed to enter any other part of the hospital.  .

Read the stories at the following links:

http://www.rohingyablogger.com/2013/11/muslim-patients-taken-from-sittwe.html

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/muslims-blocked-from-rakhine-township-hospitals-says-msf/1206856



Where are the international law makers?   Where are those "humanitarians" who talk and talk and talk against the abuse of women and children in G8 summits? 

These are human beings, they are being slaughtered by their country's majority.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CHECK MY BLOG AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:

Murder of minority Burmese Muslims - no end in sight

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Science Fraud

Most of what occurs in the practice of science goes on behind closed doors, beyond the prying eye of the public.  Nevertheless science and the scientists who conduct its research seem to enjoy an almost religious-like reverence, having been granted a virtual hands-off policy by the public at large to advance and mold the future.

Against this backdrop however, science is increasingly accused of fraud in the pursuit of useful research findings, applications and profits. Scientists like the rest of us try to cut corners, get their papers published, have their ideas for research funded, compete with co-professionals, and vie for glory. It is alleged by many that science fraud is commonplace in a society driven by money and ambition. To be sure science is not a career for the faint of heart. On the contrary science is an aggressive, ruthless business.

Practitioners and institutions of science are accused of going beyond mere ambition in the eternal quest for knowledge. Our researchers pressured by the need to produce are venturing beyond the boundaries of honest science into the forbidden territory of science fraud.

Despite this revered social standing, scientists are now more than ever motivated toward the falsification of research in pursuit of hefty corporate grants or public recognition. The scientific process has changed greatly over the years. For the scientist the pressure of obtaining funding, which often is tied to professional advancement, is coming both internally from the employer and externally from the grant giving bodies.

Modern science is a large-scale enterprise heavily funded and highly directed. Its dominant players are large corporations and the US government, both of whom have definite stakes in the outcome of any given research. In the mainstream media of today, tales of science fraud abound.

Further complicating these financial challenges, season-scientists find themselves competing for finite funds in a glutted field, going up against much younger comparatively inexperienced practitioners. This competition for grants, status, position and money makes the temptation to veer away from the straight and narrow almost irresistible.  With such outrageous amounts of money at stake, grand percipients are subjected to such massive scrutiny by their papers that the possibility for failure can barely be entertained.

It should come as no surprise there that many scientific researchers are becoming less concerned about whether data is contaminated and more concerned about what can be done with contaminated data. 

Competition is enormous, competition for grants, status, position and money.  It can be accurately be said then, that the scientists' very livelihood depends on appealing .... to obtain grants.  Without grants scientists cannot conduct research, without research scientists cannot publish papers, without publishing papers scientists cannot achieve recognition ......  If scientists fail to maintain the highest level of publishing, they not only risk losing their funding but their status in the university as well.  Furthermore, loss of grants directly threatens earnings .... 

Science fraud is not a new problem.  In fact some of the biggest names in history had pulled off some of the biggest scams.  It is widely known in the scientific community Isaac Newton, "father of modern physics," intentionally skewed data to make the work of a rival appear less important.  

Despite the consequences, the lure of short-term gain in research is undeniable and becomes 'science fraud.'  By definition scientific fraud is a deliberate act of a scientist or a group of scientists to knowingly pass false, faulty or misleading data to peers or the public.  Examples of fraud include forged or fabricated data, falsified results, plagiarism, piracy, bogus articles, personal rivalry and other pre-meditated acts intended to mislead or deceive.   

 
Taken from:  Top Documentary - (Don't miss this 30-minute video, it's too hugely informative to miss!) 
http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/science-fraud/


If you liked this, you may also want to read:  "Cosmologists:  Their long history of Spiritual antagonism"








Sunday, November 3, 2013

Olive Tree

In every part of the world, harvest is a season of happiness and jubilation.  But not in Palestine, where the olive picking season is often known as the "Israeli settlers' violence season." 

Zionist settlers living on various portions of occupied West Bank purposely wait for the harvest season to arrive.  It's the time of the year they select to vandalize the olive fields owned by Palestinian farmers, uprooting the trees and setting them on fire to cause maximum harm as the farmers make their living by harvesting olive crops.  Olive orchards are attacked by masked and armed Jewish settlers all over the West Bank in the harvest season. There are more than 500,000 illegal Jewish settlers throughout the West Bank. 

Vicious attacks on olive orchards aren't a recent trend.  They've been going on for decades soon after the occupation of West Bank.  According to observers, nothing less than 800,000 olive trees have been uprooted or set on fire since 1967.  Palestinian security forces are not authorized to protect the olive orchards from settlers' violence.  Israeli police and military, far from protecting the farmers, protect the settlers who commit arson.  Not to mention, it's a clear violation of international law according to which Israeli authorities are responsible for the well-being of Palestinians and the protection of their properties in occupied territories.  The Israeli Government has never uttered a word of condemnation against the systematic destruction of olive orchards by Jewish settlers, let alone taking steps to prevent this ongoing vandalism.

Al-Jazeera states, "The ancient olive trees are regarded by Palestinians as a symbol of their connection to the land."  Oxfam confirms, “Olives are the area’s most important crop, whose oil is exported around the globe and whose annual harvest is a crucial source of income for about 100,000 farming families."  One can imagine the huge financial loss and emotional trauma the Palestinian farmers suffer every year.  One cannot forget the words of Mahmud Darwish, "If the olive trees knew the hands that planted them, their oil would become tears."

The most recent attacks during this year's harvest season were in September and mid October in Nablus and Ramallah, respectively, causing total destruction of hundreds of olive trees.