"The world is a dwelling the inhabitants of which are overcome by sorrow & pain. It is a world well known for its deceit & trickery & lack of stability. Those who enter this dwelling will never enjoy safety or tranquility. Its circumstances are constantly changing, & its pleasures are reprehensible & blameworthy. Repose & tranquility are nowhere to be found in it . Every instant it fires the arrow of disaster at man, before finally despatching him to the jaws of death & destruction."
Should it be beleived that such a world, replete with pain, misfortune & hardship be the final aim and goal of creation? That a God all of whose actions are based on excellence & order & the signs of Whose justice and wisdom are manifest throughout creation, should have created man only for the sake of such a world?My blog
As a Muslim it is my duty to tell the people about Islam, but I don?t want to forget about my brothers and sisters of the book (i.e. Christians). Since there are quite a few Christians that come to this site to learn about Islam I wish to open your eyes to your religion. This is not to speak ill of any religion this is just to enlighten you because I too read the bible and consisder myself to be a true bleiver in all of the Prophets who Allah ta?ala sent to us in this world.
It is well-known among Biblical scholars that Jesus (PBUH) was not born in December, because the shepherds were never out in the fields with their sheep at that time.
"There were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night."--Luke 2:8.
Shepherds always brought their sheep in from the mountainsides and fields and corralled them not later than October 15, to protect them from the cold, rainy season that followed. (Also read Songs 2:11 and Ezra 10:9, 13.)
"It was an ancient custom among Jews of those days to send out their sheep to the fields and deserts about the Passover [early spring], and bring them home at commencement of the first rain. During the time they were out, the shepherds watched them night and day. As . . . the first rain began early in the month of marchesvan, which answers to part of our October, we find that the sheep were kept out in the open country during the whole summer.
"And, as these shepherds had not yet brought home their flocks [when Christ was born in Bethlehem], it is a presumptive argument that October had not yet commenced, and that, consequently, our JESUS (PBUH) was not born on the 25th of December, when no flocks were out in the fields; nor could He have been born later than September, as the flocks were still in the fields by night. On this very ground the nativity in December should be given up. The feeding of the flocks by night in the fields is a chronological fact . . . See the quotations from the Talmudists in Lightfoot."--Adam Clarke, Commentary, Vol. 5, p. 370.
The census of Caesar Augustus is mentioned in Luke 2:1-2, but historians are not certain when it was issued. But it is improbable that he would call for the citizens of the Roman Empire to return to their native homes to be enrolled in the census in the middle of winter. Even his armies avoided marching during the hazards of winter weather.
Many authorities believe that Jesus (PBUH) was born in the spring of the year, but, in the wisdom of God, the date of Jesus (PBUH) birth has been hidden from us.
Why then does all the world celebrate the birth of Jesus (PBUH)--not merely in December--but on a certain day in December?
The word "Christmas" means "Mass of Christ," or, as it came to be shortened, "Christ-Mass." It came to the modern world from the Roman Catholic Church. They, in turn, got it not from the Bible, but from paganism.
Origen, an early Catholic writer, said this about celebrating birthdays in the Bible:
"In the Scriptures, no one is recorded to have kept a feast or held a great banquet on his [Christ's] birthday. It is only sinners [like Pharaoh or Herod] who make great rejoicings over the day in which they were born into this world."--Catholic Encyclopedia, 11th ed., art: "Natal Day."
In one brief paragraph, the New Schaff Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge tells us how the December 25 holiday entered the Christian Church:
"How much the date of the festival depended upon the pagan Brumalia [The December 25 celebration], following the Saturnalia [an eight-day December 17-24 festival preceding it], and celebrating the shortest day of the year and the 'new sun' . . . cannot be accurately determined. The pagan Saturnalia and Brumalia were too deeply entrenched in popular custom to be set aside by Christian influence . . . The pagan festival with its riot and merrymaking was so popular that Christians were glad of an excuse to continue its celebration with little change in spirit and in manner. Christian preachers of the West and the Near East protested against the unseemly frivolity with which Jesus (PBUH) birthday was celebrated, while Christians of Mesopotamia accused their Western brethren of idolatry and sun worship for adopting as Christian this pagan festival."-- New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, art: "Christmas."
Church leaders adopted a pagan holiday, in spite of the protests of some godly local pastors. It was considered idolatry to do this, since it was nothing more than a heathen day of worship. In addition, the day for this worship had been selected in honor of Mithra, the sun god. December 25 was dedicated to the keeping of his birthday. Therefore, sincere Christians considered it to be a form of sun worship. The sun had reached its lowest angle in the sky on December 21 (the winter solstice), and the 25th was the first observable day in which it began rising in the noon sky. So December 25 had, for centuries, been celebrated as the "birth of the sun god."
But earnest believers recognized that Christians dare not accept pagan practices or pagan holidays. Those heathen customs could not be found in the Bible, so they ought to be shunned by conscientious Christians.
The Roman world was essentially pagan and many converts to Christianity had come to enjoy those festivities, and did not want to forsake them after baptism into the Christian church. When these half-converted church members rose to leadership positions, they made policy changes in agreement with contemporary heathen customs. And that is how we got Christmas.
Hear ye the the Lord speaketh unto you, O house of Isreal: The sayith the Lord, learn not he ways of the Heathans, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathan are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of a workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers so that it moves not. (Jerimiah 10; 1-4)
The Eating of Swine
Islam has prohibited blood of any type. You will agree that a chemical analysis of blood shows that it contains an abundance of uric acid, a chemical substance which can be injurious to human health. The toxic nature of uric acid, in the human being it is excreted as a waste product....... in fact we are told that 98% of the bodies uric acid is extracted from the blood by the kidneys and removed through urination. This is why there is a special prescribed method of animal slaughter in Islam. The wielder of the knife, whilst taking the name of the Almighty, makes an incision through the jugular veins, leaving all other veins of the neck intact. This causes the death of the animal by a total loss of blood from the body, rather than an injury to any vital organ were the organs; example the heart, the liver, or the brain crippled or damaged, the animal could die immediately and its blood would congeal in its veins and would eventually permeate (spread throughout) the flesh. This implies that the animal flesh would be permeated and contaminated with uric acid and therefore very poisonous ...... only today did our dietitians realise such a thing. Further, did you know that a pig cannot be slaughtered at the neck for it does not have a neck ..........that is according to its natural anatomy. A Muslim reasons that if the pig was to be slaughtered and fit for human consumption the creator would have provided it with a neck. Also it is important to note that the pig's biochemistry excretes only 2% of its total uric acid content...... the remaining 98% remains as an integral part of the body. This explains the high rate of Rheumatism found in those who consume pork.
And the swine, though he divided the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud: he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat and their carcass ye shall not touch; they are unclean to you. (Leviticus 11: 7-8)
NASA - Sunrise from the West
The science of astronomy states that the speed of planet Mars has
been decreasing in its course toward the eastern direction in the
few past weeks to the level we notice the "waver" between the east
and the west. and on Wednesday the 30th of July the planet movement
stopped going toward the eastern direction. Then in the months of
August and September...Mars changed its course in the opposite
direction to the West- and that until the end of September. Which
means the sun will rise now from the west on Mars!! And these weird
phenomena of the opposite movement called "Retrograde Motion"
Most scientist state that all the planets will go through the same
once at least and our planet Earth is one of them. Planet Earth will
move in the opposite direction some day and the sun will rise from
the west!! This might occur soon and we are unaware! The rise of the
sun from the west is mentioned in the hadith and this is the major
sign of the day of judgment, most if not All, the minor signs have
occurred. Wake up. Our beloved messenger Mohamed (Peace Be upon Him)
said: "One of the signs of the hour. The sun will rise from the
west, where no longer tauba (forgiveness) will be granted???!!
And the strange thing. Most of our Shariah scholars mentioned that
the rise of the sun from the west occurs only once. On that day. The
sun will rise from the west. Then again from the east. And continues
until Allah wishes. And this is similar to what is happening to
Mars. It stops, and then it changes its course of direction for a
short period of time. Then returns to way once it was. And Abdullah
Bin Amro (R.A.) said: (I memorized from the messenger (SAW) a hadith
I will never forget. I heard the messenger of Allah (SAW) say: The
first aya to come the rise of the sun from the west) [Ahmad] And the
messenger SAW "Allah (SWT) places HIS hand at night to forgive his
morning sinners, and places in the morning to forgive his night
sinners until the sun rises from the west" [Muslim] This piece of
news is very important as it brings with
it a great sign of warning and remembrance of the coming of a new
WORLD - the world of the Hereafter When we show this hadith that was
told 1400 years ago about this miracle. You will see InshaALLAH, a
lot will revert to right path...And the Muslims if they see this
phenomena happening in Mars. Who knows maybe it would bring them
closer to our CREATOR. May Allah (swt) keep all of us in the Right
path and provide us with success in this world as well as in the
Now Let's Returns towards Our Beloved ALLAH
and Make repentance(Tooba) by heart
and intend to do Good Deeds in the very little
We must remember that Life is too short.
May ALLAH forgive our Sins and grant heaven to all of Muslims.
Ya Rab al Aalameen.
Engr. Hasan Noor Khan.
Free Mason Invasion
You would have heard much about DAJJAL-THE ANTICHRIST from the christian and Jewish authorities. But what did the Prophet (PBUH) said about Dajjal, (the greatest fitnah, evil, test) that will ever befall on mankind. When Shall Dajjal appear? most of the signs prevalent before the coming of Dajjal can now be observed. One thing though is for certain ,if you're fortunate enough not to witness the Anti-Christ, then your children certainly shall. before the Anti-Christ shall appear, we have been told there shall be a SYSTEM, a Dajjal-system, that is up and running, that awaits his arrival. this dajjal-system, will be the most evil and most corrupt satanic, kaffir force in history.
This system shall promote mass immorality (Homosexuality, adultery, fornication), Atheism (a belief that there is no god), Devil-worship, use of USURY ( lending money at high interest rates), Intoxication( Alcohol, Drug abuse), Crime, Injustice, Oppression (cruel and unfair treatment of a group of people), Fitnah of the pen (Pornography , magazines ), Wars, Famine, massacres, Rape and suffering on an immeasurable scale.
The Dajjal-system is of course as we know is FREEMASONRY . Every single position in the United Nations, the EEC and every position in the British parliament is held by people who are freemasons. Freemasonry has something in the region of 700,000 members in England and Wales, yet the British public hardly know anything about them. Freemasons secretly worship a Devil God, known as JAHBULON,if you donot believe me (see pages 230-240 of the International best selling book on freemasonry "The Brotherhood", by Stephen Knight & "Satanic Voices", by David.M.Pidcock.)
The Jews, the Christians, the Atheists and Secularists, (people who believe Islam should not be brought in education & politics), the Munafiqin, the whole Kuffaar shall fall under the banner of the Anti-christ against Islam. It may also surprise you to know that all christian organizations are masonic institutions. About 60% of the Archbishops are freemasons and secretly practice Devil-worship (see above mentioned books) .
If you want to know if a church is being used as a Masonic-Temple, then look on the stained glass windows for a Masonic symbol such as a snake and a dagger or a 'star of David'. If the church is in the shape of a Greek Temple, then it is definitely used for masonic purposes. In Liverpool, the Roman catholic cathedral has many Pyramids which is a Masonic symbol. There may be much fear about Dajjal, but the final victory has been promised to the muslims. Whereby every single Jew / freemason shall be put to death. Imran Bin Hussain( RA) relates that i heard Prophet(PBUH) saying "That since the birth of Adam(AS) till the advent of Qiyamath (judgement day), there is no fitnah (evil,test) much greater than that of Dajjal.
Dajjal will emerge from a place between Syria and Iraq, and his emergence will become known when he is in Isfahaan at a place called Judea (Yahudea). He will have caused his Jewish parents much distress and pain. The Jews will accept him as " THE MESSIAH" and become his main followers. He will also have a great number of women followers as well. The entire secular world ( Jews / freemasons, Atheists, Christians, Hindus etc), shall unite under the banner of the Anti-christ against Islam . Islam will be the only force standing between him and the total world domination.
Huzaifah (RA) says "" Dajjal will be blind with one eye, this blind eye will be swollen like a grape. There will be a thick finger like object in his eye. The letters .........
"K, F, R" will be written on his forehead (meaning-unbeliever). Every Muslim will be able to read these letters whether he is literate or illiterate. He will travel at great speeds by means of a gigantic animal like a mule."" (Muslim & Ahmad)
Note on a US Dollar$ bill ,there is a Masonic sign implicating Dajjal, a pyramid with one eye-check it out if you don't believe it . Underneath which is written ......... "Novus Ordo Seclorum"- translated as NEW SECRET ORDER.
Ubaidah Bin Saamit (RA) says, Prophet (PBUH) said, "I have explained Dajjal to you, but i fear that you might not have understood. Dajjal will be short , and his legs will be crooked. The hair on his head will be extremely twisted. If you have any doubt regarding Dajjal, remember that your Sustainer (ALLAH) is not one eyed (because Dajjal will eventually claim to be God himself, and his followers will accept him as such). He will be able to split a person into two and bring him back to life again.
Huzaifah (RA) also says, "He will have with him WATER (Heaven) and FIRE (Hell). In reality his hell shall be heaven and his heaven shall be hell " (Muslim). In another Hadith Prophet (PBUH) has said," The Dajjal shall not know the difference himself between the two, if you are forced to choose between the two, then choose his fire (hell), for in reality , it will be cool water, and his water (heaven) shall be hell."
Imran Bin Hussain (RA) says the Prophet (PBUH) said, " Those who hear about Dajjal should stay far from him. By Allah! a person will approach him thinking him to be a believer, but on seeing his amazing feats (miracles) will become his follower." (Abu Dawood). Dajjal will have the power to cause famine, earthquakes and destruction on a mass scale.
Many Muslims will join the ranks of Dajjal on being afraid of his power. Only those with very strong faith will be able to resist. Remember that once you joined the Anti-Christ, your soul will be doomed forever in the fire of hell. Allah guide and protect us from the people who are making way for the Dajjal, and the Dajjal himself. Ameen
the second wife(written by muslimah) Body: The Second Wife By Shariffa Carlo Al Andalusia I heard a commentary the other day which hit home like little else has in a long time. A news commentator had just finished interviewing some local youngsters on the impact that the Clinton/Lewinsky affair had upon them. Most of the young people said the same. "It is personal." "Let him be." "No one is perfect." and so forth... The commentator, when summing up his report said, "The President is supposed to represent the morals and values of the society that he represents." He paused and then said, "Maybe that is the problem." That pretty much summed it up. Clinton represents the morals and values of America. He is the poster-child for the greedy, over-indulgent American who is concerned with nothing more than self gratification. So why do so many Muslims idealize this society? Why are so many of us so enamored with the values of these people that we either apologize for or even deny basic tenants of our belief? One such tenant is polygyny. Polygyny is the practice of marrying more than one wife. Unfortunately, often the term polygamy - the practice of marrying more than one spouse is used to describe the practice in Islam. This is incorrect. Islam allows more than one wife, up to four. I have found that Muslims have fallen prey to the Western ideal of one woman for one man, which is laughable when you look to the reality of their relationships. The majority of men admit to committing adultery and a growing number of women do the same.. The system in the West has been described by some as serial monogamy because of the insane divorce rate, but is in reality little more than a charade for an open unchecked worship of human desire. Unfortunately, I have heard Muslim women say, I would rather that my husband commit adultery than that he bring a second wife. What a low state we have reached that such a comment could ever come from a Muslim. May Allaah (SWT) Guide us, Ameen! I have even heard Muslims actually ask, "Why is it allowed for men but not for women to have more than one spouse at a time?" Our level of faith in the Wisdom of Allaah has fallen to such an all-time low, that we no longer think that it is wrong or even disliked to question the Judgement of Allaah. Too many of us follow the West into the lizard hole, and we don't even bother to take a light with us to see if it is safe. We no longer care. We assume that they know what they are doing and we jump in with no fear. I wish such Muslims would have the same amount of faith in Allaah (SWT) that they have in the West. We have to start dealing with Islaamic issues with the eyes and ears and minds of Muslims, not with the tongues of the Kafirs, Insha-Allaah. Look to this society. Any sane, rational human being can see the destruction they have brought upon themselves with their modern concepts of love, justice, equality and human rights. The only true definitions of these concepts are those revealed by Allah (SWT) and taught and practiced by His beloved Messenger. America has shown itself to be devoid of values, time and time again, but too many Muslims blindly ignore the results of these actions and continue to follow them, footstep by footstep. Allah (SWT) has made it so easy for us. He has given us all that we need to deal with any issue that may present itself. He has paved an even, straight path for us, so why do so many of us consistently veer to roads that are clearly wraught with danger and is appointment? Allah (SWT) has blessed us with guidance. He has blessed us with knowledge. He has blessed us with Islam. So, which of the blessings of our Lord will we ignore? Allaah (SWT) says, "... Marry of the women that please you; two, three or four, but if you fear you will not be able to deal justly, then only one..." (An-Nisa 4:3) I have looked to this statement many times. Some people point out to me the part that speaks of dealing justly, and they match it with, "And you have it not in your power to do justice between wives, even though you may wish (it), but be not disinclined (from one) with total disinclination, so that you leave her as it were in suspense; and if you effect a reconciliation and guard (against evil), then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful." (An-Nisa 4:129). Here, they say, it is impossible for a person to be fair, therefore it is not allowed to marry more than one. This does not match what is written. The verse says to not desert them. How can this be a command to not marry more than one? Also, I find this theory hard to accept since I know that the prophet, the companions, the second generation, the third generation and so forth were all practicers of polygyny. If it were wrong, or even makru - as some state - then we would not find the majority among our best generations practicing it. Then, we have others who claim that Polygyny is only in cases where war has taken the majority of the men, or in special circumstances - like when the woman can not bear children or when the woman is sick. However, once again, I do not find this the case when I look to the history of Islam. It was not less practiced by the wise knowledgeable ones in Islamic history in times of peace, nor was it ever restricted to certain conditions. Actually, we don't begin to see any problems with polygyny as a practice until the West began to exert influence over the Muslims. Even as recently as the first World War, we see the bedouin Arabs proud of the fact that they have this practice as a part of their religion. What few problems we have are seen in the apologists who were trying to please the West by softening the image of Islam. These people even apologized for the practice of divorce which Islam allowed for centuries, while Christianity forbid it. Now, I wish I could see the faces of these same apologists if they could see the divorce rate of the West. Would they stop apologizing for it now that the West has not only accepted the practice, but embraced it wholeheartedly? At any rate, when I look to this verse, I clearly see the if - then statement. As a computer lover, this immediately strikes me. If - then. This is a simple logic problem. Do A. If A is not possible, then do B giving precedence to A and using B as an exception to the rule. Therefore, when we apply it, we see that the man is commanded to marry two or three or four, but IF he can not be just, then he marries only one. The one, therefore becomes the exception to the rule. Now, if this is true, then why is it that today, not only is polygyny not the rule, it is the exception, and those who practice it are often criticized? Can it be that we have so many men who consider themselves unjust? I doubt it. I believe it lies in the attitudes of our women, may Allah guide us. We have been brainwashed by the Western ideal of one man-one wife. We need to listen to our scholars, Insha-Allaah. So many of them have warned us to look to ourselves because this issue may be the one which makes us Kafir. May Allah (SWT) prevent this from happening. Ameen! Whenever I discuss this subject with women, the first thing I normally hear, a statement which makes me cringe, is, "But it's not fair..." Allah (SWT) forgive the one who makes such a statement, for it is an utterance of shirk. Ameen! The One who made polygyny not only halaal but also recommended was Allaah (SWT), Himself. Therefore, whatever He, in his Great Fairness and Wisdom, has allowed and encouraged is fair by definition. And to say it is unfair is to say that He (SWT) is unfair. May Allah (SWT) guard our tongues from such blasphemy. Ameen! Muslim women have to take their minds out of the gutters of the West, and bring them up to the wisdom and purity of Islam's high ground. Polygyny is not an insult to women; it is a sign of respect. How many women would remain husbandless if it were haraam? Sisters, I beg you. Look to your sisters in the Muslim countries. The number of single women has climbed so high that special laws are being created to try to fix the situation (While I know that many of these laws are misguided and based on fear of cultural intermixing, the fact the problem has reached epidemic proportions is undeniable even to them). In some countries, your sisters are having to resort to such misguided practices as temporary marriage, because polygyny is so looked down upon. May Allaah (SWT) forgive us for making this so. Even, when a sister does choose to go into polygyny, her fellow sisters look to her as a traitor, and often treat her worse than an adulteress. They akin it to stealing someone's husband. Many of our sisters are ostracized and even humiliated, or worse cursed for practicing an act that our Loving Lord recommended to us. May Allah (SWT) guide us. Ameen! Wallahi, it pains me to see the treatment given to second, third and fourth wives. Sisters, we are so caught up in this idea that we possess our men, that even the second or third wife feels she has a right to prevent the inclusion of another into the relationship that benefited her. Where are our minds? Where is our faith in Allaah's (SWT) Wisdom? Where is our submission to the Will of Allaah (SWT)? Where is our love for each other? Where is the wanting for our sisters what we want for ourselves, namely family, love and happiness? Astagh Ferrullaah!!! We were not placed on this earth to do anything but worship Allah (SWT), and we have to this as He commanded, not as our desires and jealousies guide us. We are allowed to be jealous. A'isha (RA) our Mother was the MOST jealous of any woman, but she did not allow her jealousy to destroy her deen, Al-hamdulillah. I challenge anyone to show me an example where one of the wives of Muhammad (SAW), or one of the female companions, or even one of the second or third generation ever condemned a woman for becoming a second, third or fourth wife. It was accepted as a part of their deen. Sure, women tried to keep their husbands from taking the second