Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Honour Your Wives

Imam Sadiq [a] said: "Verily, one of the blessings of a woman is the inexpensiveness of her dower, while one of her bad omens is the heaviness of her dower." Man La Yahdurulul Faqih, vol. 3, p. 387 17.Imam Amir ul Mu'mineen [a] said: "Do not make the women's dowers heavy, because it creates enmity." Wasa'il-ush Shi'ah, vol. 21, p. 253 1.Imam Baqir [a] said: "He who takes a woman (marries) should certainly respect her, because the wife of anyone of you is a means of your pleasure, so the one who marries a woman should not spoil or disgrace her (by disregarding her respectable rights)." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 103, p. 224 2.Imam Amir ul Mu'mineen Ali [a] said: "In any condition conciliate the wives, and talk with them warmly and through kind words, thereby, they may change their actions into good ones." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 103, p. 223(g18012007)(w26042007) 3.Imam Rida [a] narrated from his fathers from Imam Amir ul Mu'mineen Ali [a] from the Holy Prophet [s] who said: "Woe to the woman who makes her husband angry, and happy is the woman whose husband is pleasantly contented with her." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 8, p. 310(21012007) 4.The Holy Prophet [s] said: "He who has two wives and does not treat justly in dividing his self and his wealth between them, he will be raised on the Resurrection Day while he is chained in punishment and half of his body is not straight until he enters Hell." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 7, p. 214 5.Imam Musa ibn Ja'far [a] narrated from his father [a] from the Holy Prophet [s] who said: "However much the Faith of a man increases, his regard for women increases." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 103, p. 228(09022007) 6.The Holy Prophet [s] said: "From the things of the world, I regard women and perfume highly, but prayer is the light of my eyes, (the love and worship of Allah). Al-Khisal, vol. 1, p. 183(20022007) 7.Imam Amir ul Mu'mineen Ali [a] said: "The worst man is he who restricts his household." Nur-ul-Absar Shablanjy Wives and Good Treatment to Their Husbands 8.Allah (s.w.t.) said: "And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect." Sura al-Room, No. 30, Verse 21(09032007) 9.When the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.k.) received some information from 'Umm Salamah about 'Uthman ibn Maz'un, he set out towards his followers and, (addressing some of them), said: "Do you keep away from (your) wives? Surely, I go to women, I eat food during the day, and I sleep at night. So, he who turns away from my way of life is not of me." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 93, p. 73(17032007) 10.Imam Sadiq [a] said: "He who abandons marriage for the fear of the expenses imposed on him, mistrusts Allah, Almighty and Glorious." Man La Yahduruhul Faqih, vol. 3, p. 385(g23042007) 11.It is narrated from Imam Rida [a] that Imam Sadiq [a], in answer to a woman who wanted not to marry in order to gain a great virtue, said: "Do not do that, because if it was a virtue, Fatimah (May God bless her and give her peace) would be more competent than you, and, surely, there is none (of women) who can excel her in any virtue." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 103, p. 219(g18052007) 12..Imam Sadiq [a] said that when Uthman ibn Maz'un's wife announced to the Prophet [s] that her husband was always busy fasting and praying day and night without paying attention to his life and wife, the Prophet [s] went unto his house and found him praying. When 'Uthman finished his prayer, the Messenger of Allah [s] said: "O' 'Uthman, Allah has not sent me for monkery but appointed me for a fluent, easy religion (which protects the rights of the body and soul). I fast, keep up prayers, and associate with my family. Then, he who likes my way and my creed, must follow my way of life, my Sunnah; and, verily, marriage is of my Sunnah." AI-Kafi, vol. 5, p.494 (06112007) Wife and Her Dower 14.The Holy Prophet [s] said: "The bad omen of a woman is her expensive dower and her ill temper." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 58, p. 321 15.Imam Abu 'Abdullah said: " Thieves are of three divisions: Those who hinder giving alms; Those who consider the withholding of women's dower sum as lawful; Those who take loans and have not decided to pay it back." Bihar-ul-Anwar, vol. 96, p. 12 (26112007)

Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet

FATIMA S.A (THE DAUGHTER OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMED(S.A.W.S) "Jab Kabhi Ghairat-e-Insaan Ka Sawaal Aata Hai Bint-e-Zehra(s.a) Terey Pardey Ka Khayaal Aata Hai" Fatima bint Muhammad is one of the four noblest women in Islamic teachings. This is not just because she is the daughter of the Prophet of Islam or the wife of Imam Ali or the mother of Hasan and Hussain. These relationships are significant in themselves, but Fatima is important to the Muslims in her own right. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is seen as the perfect model of the values and teachings that were revealed in the holy Qur'an. He was the Last Prophet and the Qur'an was the Final Revelation: no prophet or scripture is to be sent after him. However, the Prophet was a man and so he could not be a complete role model for half of the humanity; therefore, there was a need for a perfect female model of Qur'anic values and teachings. And that role model for women was Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet. This is how Fatima is part of the Prophet; she completes the female dimension of the Prophet's function as a complete role model for humanity. That is why the Prophet of Islam described Fatima as follows: "The leader of all the ladies of Paradise." (Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 4, p.819.) "Fatima is a part of me, and he who makes her angry, makes me angry." (Sahih al-Bukhari, vol. 5, p. 61.) According to the holy Qur'an (33:33) she is among the infallibles ones in Islam. This status of infallibility comes with being a part of the Prophetic mission: he is the perfect role model for the men whereas she is the perfect role model for women. Fatima was not only a loving daughter, a loyal wife and a caring mother; she is known in history as a woman of knowledge and wisdom, and she actively stood up for her rights. An excellent example of her social activism can be seen when she was denied her inheritance upon her father's death. Fatima challenged the authorities in power on basis of the Qur'an. She argued that the Qur'an has examples where the children of past prophets inherited their father. Using the Qur'an as her basis, she argued that she should not be denied her right. PROPERTIES OF THE BEST WOMEN: She is content: Such woman is the best one who becomes happy and content when her husband puts a loving glance on her, and when he orders her for something right, she obeys him immediately, and never does any thing against his will. - Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) She is a great cook and a good administrator: A woman who cooks neat, clean and delicious food for her husband. Allah has provided great food for such nice wife in paradise. In heaven, she will be asked to drink and eat whatever you wish, as this is the reward for the pain and services which you performed for your husband! - Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) The best woman among your women is one who cooks delicious food, spends the money justly and does not waste it. Such women are the workers of Allah, and the workers of Allah never get hopeless and regretful! - Imam Jafer-e-Sadiq (as) She is priceless: A woman doesn't have any price, whether she is good or bad. A good and nice lady can not be measured with money or gold or silver, as she is far more expensive and precious than money or gold. Similarly, a woman with bad character and worst nature can not be compared with sand, as sand is far more higher and good than her. - Imam Jafer-e-Sadiq (as) She is loving, caring and patient: Do not you want me to tell you about those ladies who will enter paradise? A woman who is loving and caring to her husband, and gives births to his children and when he gets angry with her, she instantly says My hand is in your hand like she does not get satisfied until her husband becomes happy with her. - Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) She is obedient: Lucky and fortunate woman is one who respects her husband and does not give him any pain, hurt or discomfort and does not makes him worried and obeys him in all the right aspects of life. - Imam Jafer-e-Sadiq (as) She does Jehaad: The Jehaad of woman is that she must not lose her patience if she gets hurt from her husband. Her patience is her Jehaad. - Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) ************ ********* ******** Some of the Inspiring Quotes which tell not to give up in life so you can learn something from these Quotes 1) Never expect things to happen.. struggle and make them happen. never expect yourself to be given a good valuecreate a value of your own 2) If a drop of water falls in lake there is no identity.But if it falls on a leaf of lotus it shine like a pearl.so choose the best place where you would shine.. 3) Falling down is not defeat...defeat is when your refuse to get up... 4) Ship is always safe at shore... but is is not built for it 5) When your successful your well wishers know who you are when you are unsuccessful you know who your well wishers are 6) It is great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him/her 7) "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you just might be the world 8) "Even the word 'IMPOSSIBLE' says 'I M POSSIBLE' " 9) Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort in your life makes all the difference. May ALLAH(s.w.t) Bless You All, Never take some one for granted,Hold every person Close to your Heart because you might wake up one day and realise that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones." Remember this always in life.

Ahlul bait in The Quran‏

Quran, 2:207 : "And among men there is one who selleth his self (soul) seeking the pleasure of God; and verily, God is affectionate unto His (faithful) servants." It is held unanimious by the Scholars of the two Islamic schools, that this verse was revaled for Imam Ali, when he readily slept in the bed of the Prophet (s), when the latter to the will of God had to migrate from Mecca to Medina. And it was on this very occasion that the above verse was revealed. References: Tafsir al Kabir, by Fakhr ad Din al Razi, v 2 p 189 ( for the above narrt ) Hakim al Mustadrak, v 3 p 4 Tafseer e Qurtubi, v 3 p 347 Asadul Ghaiba fe Marifatil As Sahaba, v 4 p 25 Tafseer Nishapoori ( Allama Nishapori ) , v 1 p 281 Kifyatul Talib, p 114 Dhakhiar al-Uqba, p 88 Noor ul-Absar, p 86 Ahlul bait in The Quran 1.Ayat al-Tat'hir: "Verily Allah intends to keep off from you every kind of uncleanness O' People of the House (Ahlul-Bayt), and purify you with a perfect purification". (Quran, 33:33) Narrated Aisha: One day the Prophet (s) came out afternoon wearing a black cloak (upper garment or gown; long coat), then al-Hasan Ibn Ali came and the Prophet accommodated him under the cloak, then al-Husain came and entered the cloak, then Fatimah came and the Prophet entered her under the cloak, then Ali came and the Prophet entered him to the cloak as well. Then the Prophet recited: "Verily Allah intends to keep off from you every kind of uncleanness O' People of the House (Ahlul-Bayt), and purify you a perfect purification (the last sentence of Verse 33:33)." Reference: Sahih Muslim, Chapter of virtues of companions, section of the virtues of the Ahlul-Bayt of the Prophet (s), 1980 Edition Pub. in Saudi Arabia, Arabic version, v4, p1883, Tradition #61. One can see that the author of Sahih Muslim confirms that: Imam Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husain are the Ahlul-Bayt, The purification sentence in Quran (the last sentence of Verse 33:33) was revealed for the virtue of the above-mentioned individuals. He (Muslim) did not put any other tradition in this section (section of the virtues of Ahlul-Bayt). If the author of Sahih Muslim believed that the wives of the Prophet were included in Ahlul-Bayt, he would have quoted some traditions about them in this section. It is interesting to see that Aisha, the wife of the Prophet (s) is the narrator of the above tradition, and she herself is testifying that Ahlul- Bayt are the above-mentioned individuals (i.e., Imam Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husain) Sahih al-Tirmidhi, v5, pp 351,663 Another version of the "Tradition of Cloak" is written in Sahih al-Tirmidhi, which is narrated in the authority of Umar Ibn Abi Salama, the son of Umm Salama (another wife of Prophet), which is as follows: The verse "Verily Allah intends to ... (33:33)" was revealed to the Prophet (s) in the house of Umm Salama. Upon that, the Prophet gathered Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husain, and covered them with a cloak, and he also covered Ali who was behind him. Then the Prophet said: "O' Allah! These are the Members of my House (Ahlul-Bayt). Keep them away from every impurity and purify them with a perfect purification." Umm Salama (the wife of Prophet) asked: "Am I also included among them O Apostle of Allah?" the Prophet replied: "You remain in your position and you are toward a good ending." al-Mustadrak, by al-Hakim, v2, p416 Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v6, pp 323,292,298; v1, pp 330-331; v3, p252; v4, p107 from Abu Sa'id al-Khudri Fadha'il al-Sahaba, by Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v2, p578, Tradition #978 al-Mustadrak, by al-Hakim, v2, p416 (two traditions) from Ibn Abi Salama, v3, pp 146-148 (five traditions), pp 158,172 al-Khasa'is, by an-Nisa'i, pp 4,8 al-Sunan, by al-Bayhaqi, narrated from Aisha and Umm Salama Tafsir al-Kabir, by al-Bukhari (the author of Sahih), v1, part 2, p69 Tafsir al-Kabir, by Fakhr al-Razi, v2, p700 (Istanbul), from Aisha Tafsir al-Durr al-Manthoor, by al-Suyuti, v5, pp 198,605 from Aisha and Umm Salama Tafsir Ibn Jarir al-Tabari, v22, pp 5-8 (from Aisha and Abu Sa'id al-Khudri), pp 6,8 (from Ibn Abi Salama) (10 traditions) Tafsir al-Qurtubi, under the commentary of verse 33:33 from Umm Salama Tafsir Ibn Kathir, v3, p485 (Complete version) from Aisha and Umar Ibn Abi Salama Usdul Ghabah, by Ibn al-Athir, v2, p12; v4, p79 narrated from Ibn Abi Salama Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar al-Haythami, Ch. 11, sec. 1, p221 from Umm Salama Tarikh, by al-Khateeb Baghdadi, v10, narrated from Ibn Abi Salama Tafsir al-Kashshaf, by al-Zamakhshari, v1, p193 narrated from Aisha Mushkil al-Athar, by al-Tahawi, v1, pp 332-336 (seven traditions) Dhakha'ir al-Uqba, by Muhibb al-Tabari, pp21-26, from Abu Sa'id Khudri Majma' al-Zawa'id, by al-Haythami, v9, p166 (by several transmitters) .... and more .... The fact that the gender in later part of Verse 33:33 is switched from feminine to masculine, has led the majority of Sunni commentators to believe that the last part was revealed for Imam Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan and al-Husain, as Ibn Hajar al-Haythami indicated: Based on the opinion of the majority of commentators, the saying of Allah :"Verily Allah intends to ... (the last sentence of the verse 33:33)" was revealed for Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husain, because of the usage of masculine gender in the word "Ankum" and after that. Reference: al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar, Ch. 11, section 1, p220. (20112007) 2.Ayat al-Wilaya: "Certainly your Master is Allah and His Messenger and those who believe who eshtablish prayer and give charity while they bow. And who ever takes Allah and His Messenger and those who believe as a guardian, so surely the party of Allah will be victorious." (Quran 5:55-56) It is unanimous that the verse descended about Imam Ali when he gave away in charity his ring while he was in a state of kneeling in his prayer. Many Sunni commentators of the Quran confirm the fact that the above verse descended on the honor of Imam Ali and many Sunni scholars have also mentioned the unanimity or consensus of opinion in their books. Here are some references: Tafsir al-Kabir, by Ahmad Ibn Muhammad al-Tha'labi, under Verse 5:55 Tafsir al-Kabir, by Ibn Jarir al-Tabari, v6, pp 186,288-289 Tafsir Jamiul Hukam al-Quran, by Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Qurtubi, v6, p219 Tafsir al-Khazin, v2, p68 Tafsir al-Durr al-Manthoor, by al-Suyuti, v2, pp 293-294 Tafsir al-Kashshaf, by al-Zamakhshari, Egypt 1373, v1, pp 505,649 Asbab al-Nuzool, by Jalaluddin al-Suyuti, Egypt 1382, v1, p73 Asbab al-Nuzool, by al-Wahidi, on the authority of Ibn Abbas Sharh al-Tjrid, by Allama Qushji Ahkam al-Quran, al-Jassas, v2, pp 542-543 Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, v5, p38 Kanzul Ummal, by al-Muttaqi al-Hindi, v6, p391, Tradition #5991 al-Awsat, by Tabarani, narrated from Ammar Yasir Ibn Mardawayh, on the authority of Ibn Abbas Allama al-Tabarsi, while commenting on this verse in Majma' al-Bayan states: "The plural form has been used for Ali, Commander of the faithful, in order to express his honor and eminence." And masters of the Arabic language use the plural form for an individual to show respect. Allama al-Zamakshari in his Tafsir al-Kashshaf, v1, p649, has mentioned another nice point which is as follows: If you inquire how this plural word is applicable to Ali, may Allah be gracious to him, who is an individual, I shall say that though this verse is about Ali, an individual, the plural form is used in order to presuade others to act similarly and to give alms as readily as Ali did. There is also an implied instruction that the faithful should keep themselves always on the look out for occasions of acts of sympathy, benevolence and charity to the poor and the needy, and readily do the needful without waiting till the completion of even so important a duty as saying a prayer. (20122007) 3.Ayat Ahl Al-Dhikr: "....then, Ask AHL AL-DHIKR if You do not know" Q16:23 and Q21:7 This noble verse instructs the Muslims to refer to the people who know and their knowledge is deeply rooted and they know the interpretation of the Qur'an. This verse was revealed to introduce the ahl al-bayt. They are Muhammad, 'Ali, Fatima, al-Hasan and al-Husayn. whom the Prophet of God (S) designated on many occasions and he called them the Imams of guidance, light of those in darkness, "the people who know", "those deeply embedded in knowledge, and those have the knowledge of the book". These narrations are well established, true and repeatedly narrated by the muslims. References: Al-Imam al-Tha'labi in his Tafsir al-Kabir on the meaning of chapter 16 (al-Nahl). Tafsir al-Qur'an of Ibn Kathir in the 2nd volume, p. 570. Tafsir of al-Tabari in volume 14, p. 109. Tafsir al-Alusi called Ruh al-Ma'ani in volume 14, p. 134. Tafsir al-Qurtubi in volume 11, p. 272. Tafsir al-Hakim, called Shawahid al-Tanzil, volume 1, p. 334. Tafsir al-Tustari called Ihqaq al-Haqq, in volume 3, p. 482 Yanabi' al-Mawadda of al-Qunduzi al-Hanafi, p. 51 and p. 140. (03012008) 4.Ayat al-Mawaddah: The Muslims in Madina comprised of the Ansar (original residents of Madina) and the Muhajirin (migrants from Makka). Once, the Ansar argued that they were superior to the Muhajirin. The Holy Prophet (S) heard their words and addressed them with disapproval of their pride. He reminded them that his presence amongst them was a great blessing for them. The Ansár were ashamed at their conduct, and said, "O Prophet of Alláh, if you command us we will give you everything we own (in repayment)." At this time the following Ayat was revealed: "Say (O Muhammad), I do not ask any recompense for it (my work as a messenger), except the love of my near relatives (Ahlul Bayt). And whosoever earns good, We (Alláh) increase for him good therein. Verily, Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Grateful." (Quran, 42:23) When asked who his near relatives were, the Holy Prophet (S) replied that they were `Ali (A), Fatimah (A) and their two sons, Hasan and Husein. Thus the love of the Ahlul Bayt (A) is the way a Muslim shows his gratitude to the Holy Prophet (S) for his teachings. To obey him is to obey Allah as the Holy Qur'an says: "Say (O Muhammad), If you love Allah, then follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Verily, Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. (Quran, 3:31) It has been widely reported by the Sunni commentators of the Holy Quran that: Ibn Abbas narrated: When the above verse (42:23) was revealed, the companions asked: "O' the Messenger of Allah! Who are those near kin whose love Allah has made obligatory for us?" Upon that the Prophet (s) said: "Ali, Fatimah, and their two sons." He (s) repeated this sentence thrice. References: Tafsir al-Kabir, by Fakhr al-Din al-Razi, Part 27, pp 165-166 Tafsir al-Tha'labi, under the commentary of verse 42:23 of Quran Tafsir al-Tabari, by Ibn Jarir al-Tabari, under verse 42:23 Tafsir al-Qurtubi, under commentary of verse 42:23 of Quran Tafsir al-Kashshaf, by al-Zamakhshari, under commentary of verse 42:23 Tafsir al-Baidhawi, under the commentary of verse 42:23 of Quran Tafsir al-Kalbi, under commentary of verse 42:23 of Quran al-Madarik, in connection with verse 42:23 Dhakha'ir al-Uqba, by Muhibbuddin al-Tabari, p25 Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, al-Sawa'iq al-Muhriqah, by Ibn Hajar Haythami, Ch. 11, section 1, p259 Shawahid al-Tanzeel, Hakim Hasakani, al-Hanafi, v2, p132 Many others such as Ibn Abi Hatam, al-Tabarani, etc. (08022008) 5. Ayat al-Mubahala: The incident of "Mubahala" (which means imprecation, or invoking the curse of Allah upon the liar), which took place in the 9th year of Hijrah. In that year a delegation consisting of 14 Christian priests came from Najran to meet the Prophet (s). When they met the Prophet they asked him what is his opinion about Jesus (p). The Messenger of Allah (s) said: "You may take rest today and you will receive the reply afterwards." The next day, 3 verses of Quran (3:59-61) about Jesus were revealed. When Christians did not accept the words of Allah, The Prophet recited the last revealed verse: But whoever disputes with you in this matter after what has come to you of knowledge, then say: Come let us call our sons and your sons, and our women and your women, and our selves and your selves; then let us be earnest in prayer and invoke the curse of Allah upon the liars. (Quran 3:61). In this way, the Prophet (s) challenged the Christians. The next day the Christian priests came out on one side of the field. Also on the other side, the Prophet came out of his house carrying al-Husain in his arm with al-Hasan walking along with him while he was holding his hand. Behind him was Fatimah al-Zahra, and behind her was Imam Ali, peace be upon them all. When the Christians saw the five pure souls, and how determined the Prophet is in his idea that he put the closest people to him at risk, the Christians were terrified and abstained from the proposed malediction (Mubahala) and submitted to a treaty with the Prophet (s). al-Suyuti who was a great scholar, wrote: In the above verse (3:61), according to what Jabir Ibn Abdillah al-Ansari (the great companion of the Prophet) said, the word "sons" refers to al-Hasan and al-Husain, the word "women" refers to Fatimah, and the word "our selves" refer to the Prophet and Ali. Thus Ali is referred as "the self" of the Prophet (Nafs of the Prophet). Reference: al-Durr al-Manthoor by al-Hafidh Jalaluddin al-Suyuti, v2, p38 Muslim and al-Tirmidhi both confirm the above incident, and recorded the following tradition in their authentic collections of traditions: Narrated Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas: ...And when the verse 3:61 was revealed, the Prophet called Ali, Fatimah, al-Hasan, and al-Husain. Then the Prophet said: "O Lord! These are my family members (Ahli)." References: Sahih Muslim, Chapter of virtues of companions, section of virtues of Ali, 1980 Edition Pub. in Saudi Arabia, Arabic version, v4, p1871, the end of tradition #32. Sahih al-Tirmidhi, v5, p654 al-Mustadrak, by al-Hakim, v3, p150, who said this tradition is authentic based on the criteria set by two Shaikhs, al-Bukhari and Muslim. Dhakha'ir al-Uqba, by Muhibbuddin al-Tabari, p25 (24032008)

Thursday, May 08, 2008

What is Sin

Hazrat Ali (a.s) Says :Sinning is a disease, repentance is his medicine, and abstaining from it is its cure. Imam Baqir (a.s) Says: It somebody commits sins than his rizk cut down. Imam Baqir (a.s) Says:-All the sins are bad and big but are those by which the flesh develops and increases and blood is generated. Because the aftermath of the sins are 2 (two) either they are forgiven or Azaab is their and nobody will enter aradise excepts the pure one. Imam Sadik as : Jisne MAREFAT k sath Qabre Imam Husen as ki ziarat ki goya oosne Rasule khuda saw k sath 100 Hajj anjam diye. Ref.Kamiluzziarat/163 Jo saks i.Husain a.s. ki ziyarat karne na jae aur ye samjta ho k wo hamara shia haiyaha tak k iski mout aa jae to wo hamara shia nahi hai.(Behar j.98 p.4)

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Some thoughts

Hazrat Ali (a.s) says :-People are asleep when alive, they are awake only when they are dead. Hazrat Ali (a.s) says :- To loosen the reings of one's desire is to hasten one's death. Hazrat Ali (a.s) says :-Die before you die. Jo koi Juma (Friday) k din 100 martaba Salwat padhega Allah uske 80 Saal k Gunah Maaf kar dega - Rasule Khuda (saw) (Bihar 94/63)

Islamic Books

Name : Shafaat e Mustafa [SAWW] - Urdu Description : Author : Allama Mufti Abdul Majeed Khan Saeedi Rizvi Name : Be Namazi Ki Shaamat , 5 Ibratnaak Hikayaat - Urdu Description : Author : Moulana Muhammad Altaf Qadri Rizvi Name : Seerat Hazrat Ali e Murtaza [AS] - Urdu Description : Author : Mufti Muhammad Rashid Nizami Name : Kamyaab Talib-e-Ilm Kon - Urdu Description : Author : Al Madinah Tul Ilmiyah Name : Nikah Ali [AS] o Fatima [AS] - Urdu Description : Author : Mufti Muhammad Faiz Ahmed Owaisi Name : Imam e Hussain [AS] Ki Karamaat - Urdu Description : Author : Ameer-e-Ahle Sunnat Name : Hussaini [AS] Doolha - Urdu Description : Author : Ameer-e-Ahle Sunnat Name : Mere Hussain [AS] Salam - Urdu Description : Author : Muhammad Talat Muhafiz Name : Shaam-e-Karbala Part - 1 - Urdu Description : Author : Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Shafee Okarrwi Name : Shaam-e-Karbala Part - 2 - Urdu Description : Author : Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Shafee Okarrwi Name : Zuhoor Imam Mahdi [AS] Kab Aor Kahan ? - Urdu Description : Author : Mufti Syed Muhammad Akbrul Haq Razawi Name : Ghar Ko Jannat Bananay Kay 14 Mujarrub Nuskhay - U Description : Author : Syed Abaid Husssain Zaidi Name : Tool-e-Umaar Aur Wusat-e-Rizq Kay 100 Mujarrub Nus Description : Author : Syed Abaid Husssain Zaidi (Source : http://www.aliwalay.com)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

How Under-the-Gun Iran Plays it Cool

By Pepe Escobar More than two years ago, Seymour Hersh disclosed in the New Yorker how President George W Bush was considering strategic nuclear strikes against Iran. Ever since, a campaign to demonize that country has proceeded in a relentless, Terminator-like way, applying the same techniques and semantic contortions that were so familiar in the period before the Bush administration launched its invasion of Iraq. The campaign's greatest hits are widely known: "The ayatollahs" are building a Shi'ite nuclear bomb; Iranian weapons are killing American soldiers in Iraq; Iranian gunboats are provoking US warships in the Persian Gulf. Iran, in short, is the new al-Qaeda, a terror state aimed at the heart of the United States. It's idle to expect the American mainstream media to offer any tools that might put this orchestrated blitzkrieg in context. Here are just a few recent instances of the ongoing campaign: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates insists that Iran "is hell-bent on acquiring nuclear weapons". Admiral Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, admits that the Pentagon is planning for "potential military courses of action" when it comes to Iran. In tandem with US commander in Iraq General David Petraeus, Mullen denounces Iran's "increasingly lethal and malign influence" in Iraq, although he claims to harbor "no expectations" of an attack on Iran "in the immediate future" and even admits he has "no smoking gun which could prove that the highest leadership [of Iran] is involved". But keep in mind one thing the Great Saddam take-out of 2003 proved: that a "smoking gun" is, in the end, irrelevant. And this week, the US is ominously floating a second aircraft carrier battle group into the Persian Gulf. But what of Iran itself under the blizzard of charges and threats? What to make of it? What does the world look like from Tehran? Here are five ways to think about Iran under the gun and to better decode the Iranian chessboard. 1. Don't underestimate the power of Shi'ite Islam: Seventy-five percent of the world's oil reserves are in the Persian Gulf. Seventy percent of the Gulf's population is Shi'ite. Shi'ism is an eschatological - and revolutionary - religion, fueled by a passionate mixture of romanticism and cosmic despair. As much as it may instill fear in hegemonic Sunni Islam, some Westerners should feel a certain empathy for intellectual Shi'ism's almost Sartrean nausea towards the vacuous material world. For more than 1,000 years, Shi'ite Islam has, in fact, been a galaxy of Shi'isms - a kind of Fourth World of its own, always cursed by political exclusion and implacable economic marginalization, always carrying an immensely dramatic view of history with it. It's impossible to understand Iran without grasping the contradiction that the Iranian religious leadership faces in ruling, however fractiously, a nation state. In the minds of Iran's religious leaders, the very concept of the nation-state is regarded with deep suspicion, because it detracts from the umma, the global Muslim community. The nation-state, as they see it, is but a way-station on the road to the final triumph of Shi'ism and pure Islam. To venture beyond the present stage of history, however, they also recognize the necessity of reinforcing the nation-state that offers Shi'ism a sanctuary - and that, of course, happens to be Iran. When Shi'ism finally triumphs, the concept of nation-state - a heritage, in any case, of the West - will disappear, replaced by a community organized according to the will of Prophet Mohammad. In the right context, this is, believe me, a powerful message. I briefly became a mashti - a pilgrim visiting a privileged Shi'ite gateway to Paradise, the holy shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad, four hours west of the Iran-Afghan border. At sunset, the only foreigner lost in a pious multitude of black chadors and white turbans occupying every square inch of the huge walled shrine, I felt a tremendous emotional jolt. And I wasn't even a believer, just a simple infidel. 2. Geography is destiny: Whenever I go to the holy city of Qom, bordering the central deserts in Iran, I am always reminded, in no uncertain terms, that, as far as the major ayatollahs are concerned, their supreme mission is to convert the rest of Islam to the original purity and revolutionary power of Shi'ism - a religion invariably critical of the established social and political order. Even a Shi'ite leader in Tehran, however, can't simply live by preaching and conversion alone. Iran, after all, happens to be a nation-state at the crucial intersection of the Arabic, Turkish, Russian and Indian worlds. It is the key transit point of the Middle East, the Persian Gulf, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Indian sub-continent. It lies between three seas (the Caspian, the Persian Gulf and the sea of Oman). Close to Europe and yet at the gates of Asia (in fact part of Southwest Asia), Iran is the ultimate Eurasian crossroads. Isfahan, the country's third-largest city, is roughly equidistant from Paris and Shanghai. No wonder US Vice President Dick Cheney, checking out Iran, "salivates like a Pavlov dog" (to quote those rock 'n roll geopoliticians, the Rolling Stones). Members of the Iranian upper middle classes in north Tehran might spin dreams of Iran recapturing the expansive range of influence once held by the Persian empire; but the silky, Qom-carpet-like diplomats at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will assure you that what they really dream of is an Iran respected as a major regional power. To this end, they have little choice, faced with the enmity of the globe's "sole superpower", but to employ a sophisticated counter-encirclement foreign policy. After all, Iran is now completely surrounded by post-September 11 American military bases in Afghanistan, Central Asia, Iraq and the Gulf states. It faces the US military on its Afghan, Iraqi, Pakistani and Persian Gulf borders, and lives with ever-tightening US economic sanctions, as well as a continuing drumbeat of Bush administration threats involving possible air assaults on Iranian nuclear (and probably other) facilities. The Iranian counter-response to sanctions and to its demonization as a rogue or pariah state has been to develop a "Look East" foreign policy that is, in itself, a challenge to American energy hegemony in the Gulf. The policy has been conducted with great skill by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, who was educated in Bangalore, India. While focused on massive energy deals with China, India and Pakistan, it looks as well to Africa and Latin America. To the horror of American neo-cons, an intercontinental "axis of evil" air link already exists - a weekly commercial Tehran-Caracas flight via Iran Air. Iran's diplomatic (and energy) reach is now striking. When I was in Bolivia this year, I learned of a tour Iran's ambassador to Venezuela had taken on the jet of Bolivian President Evo Morales. The ambassador reportedly offered Morales "everything he wanted" to offset the influence of "American imperialism". Meanwhile, a fierce energy competition is developing among the Turks, Iranians, Russians, Chinese and Americans - all placing their bets on which future trade routes will be the crucial ones as oil and natural gas flow out of Central Asia. As a player, Iran is trying to position itself as the unavoidable bazaar-state in an oil-and-gas-fueled new Silk Road - the backbone of a new Asian energy security grid. That's how it could recover some of the preeminence it enjoyed in the distant era of Darius, the King of Kings. And that's the main reason why US neo-Cold Warriors, Zio-cons, armchair imperialists, or all of the above, are throwing such a collective - and threatening - fit. 3. What is Ahmadinejad up to?: Ever since the days when former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami suggested a "dialogue of civilizations", Iranian diplomats have endlessly repeated the official position on Iran's nuclear program: it's peaceful; the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has found no proof of the military development of nuclear power; the religious leadership opposes atomic weapons; and Iran - unlike the US - has not invaded or attacked any nation for the past quarter millennium. Think of George W Bush and Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad as the new Blues Brothers: both believe they are on a mission from God. Both are religious fundamentalists. Ahmadinejad believes fervently in the imminent return of the Mahdi, the Shi'ite messiah, who "disappeared" and has remained hidden since the ninth century. Bush believes fervently in a coming end and the return of Jesus Christ. But only Bush, despite his actual invasions and constant threats, gets a (sort of) free pass from the Western ideological machine, while Ahmadinejad is portrayed as a Hitlerian believer in a new Holocaust. Ahmadinejad is relentlessly depicted as an angry, totally irrational, Jew-hating, Holocaust-denying Islamo-fascist who wants to "wipe Israel off the map". That infamous quote, repeated ad nauseam but out of context, comes from an October 2005 speech at an obscure anti-Zionist student conference. What Ahmadinejad really said, in a literal translation from Farsi, was that "the regime occupying Jerusalem must vanish from the pages of time". He was actually quoting the leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who said it first in the early 1980s. Khomeini hoped that a regime so unjust toward the Palestinians would be replaced by another more equitable one. He was not, however, threatening to nuke Israel. In the 1980s, in the bitterest years of the Iran-Iraq war, Khomeini also made it very clear that the production, possession or use of nuclear weapons is against Islam. Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei later issued a fatwa - a religious injunction - under the same terms. For the theocratic regime, however, the Iranian nuclear program is a powerful symbol of independence vis-a-vis what is still widely considered by Iranians of all social classes and educational backgrounds as Anglo-Saxon colonialism. Ahmadinejad is mad for the Iranian nuclear program. It's his bread and butter in terms of domestic popularity. During the Iran-Iraq war, he was a member of a support team aiding anti-Saddam Hussein Kurdish forces. (That's when he became friends with "Uncle" Jalal Talabani, now the Kurdish president of Iraq.) Not many presidents have been trained in guerrilla warfare. Speculation is rampant in Tehran that Ahmadinejad, the leadership of the Quds Force, an elite division of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), plus the hardcore volunteer militia, the Basij (informally known in Iran as "the army of 20 million"), are betting on a US attack on Iran's nuclear facilities to strengthen the country's theocratic regime and their faction of it. Reformists refer to Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Tehran last October, when he was received by the Supreme Leader (a very rare honor). Putin offered a new plan to resolve the explosive Iranian nuclear dossier: Iran would halt nuclear enrichment on Iranian soil in return for peaceful nuclear cooperation and development in league with Russia, the Europeans, and the IAEA. Iran's top nuclear negotiator of that moment, Ali Larijani, a confidant of Supreme Leader Khamenei, as well as the leader himself let it be known that the idea would be seriously considered. But Ahmadinejad immediately contradicted the Supreme Leader in public. Even more startling, yet evidently with the leader's acquiescence, he then sacked Larijani and replaced him with a longtime friend, Saeed Jalili, an ideological hardliner. 4. A velvet revolution is not around the corner: Before the 2005 Iranian elections, at a secret, high-level meeting of the ruling ayatollahs in his house, the Supreme Leader concluded that Ahmadinejad would be able to revive the regime with his populist rhetoric and pious conservatism, which then seemed very appealing to the downtrodden masses. (Curiously enough, Ahmadinejad's campaign motto was: "We can.") But the ruling ayatollahs miscalculated. Since they controlled all key levers of power - the Supreme National Security Council, the Council of Guardians, the Judiciary, the bonyads (Islamic foundations that control vast sections of the economy), the army, the IRGC (the parallel army created by Khomeini in 1979 and recently branded a terrorist organization by the Bush administration), the media - they assumed they would also control the self-described "street cleaner of the people". How wrong they have been. For Khamenei himself, this was big business. After 18 years of non-stop internal struggle, he was finally in full control of executive power, as well as of the legislature, the judiciary, the IRGC, the Basij, and the key ayatollahs in Qom. Ahmadinejad, for his part, unleashed his own agenda. He purged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of many reformist-minded diplomats; encouraged the Interior Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to crackdown on all forms of "nefarious" Western influences, from entertainment industry products to colorful made-in-India scarves for women; and filled his cabinet with revolutionary friends from the Iran-Iraq war days. These friends proved to be as faithful as administratively incompetent - especially in terms of economic policy. Instead of solidifying the theocratic leadership under Supreme Leader Khamenei, Ahmadinejad increasingly fractured an increasingly unpopular ruling elite. Nonetheless, discontent with Ahmadinejad's economic incompetence has not translated into street barricades and it probably will not; nor, contrary to neo-con fantasy land scenarios, would an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities provoke a popular uprising. Every single political faction supports the nuclear program out of patriotic pride. There is surely a glaring paradox here. The regime may be wildly unpopular - because of so much enforced austerity in an energy-rich land and the virtual absence of social mobility - but for millions, especially in the countryside and the remote provinces, life is still bearable. In the large urban centers - Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz and Tabriz - most would be in favor of a move toward a more market-oriented economy combined with a progressive liberalization of mores (even as the regime insists on going the other way). No velvet revolution, however, seems to be on the horizon. At least four main factions are at play in the intricate Persian-miniature-like game of today's Iranian power politics - and two others, the revolutionary left and the secular right, even though thoroughly marginalized, shouldn't be forgotten either. The extreme right, very religiously conservative but economically socialist, has, from the beginning, been closely aligned with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. Ahmadinejad is the star of this faction. The clerics, from the Supreme Leader to thousands of provincial religious figures, are pure conservatives, even more patriotic than the extreme right, yet generally no lovers of Ahmadinejad. But there is a crucial internal split. The substantially wealthy bonyads - the Islamic foundations, active in all economic sectors - badly want a reconciliation with the West. They know that, under the pressure of Western sanctions, the relentless flight of both capital and brains is working against the national interest. Economists in Tehran project there may be as much as US$600 billion in Iranian funds invested in the economies of Persian Gulf petro-monarchies. The best and the brightest continue to flee the country. But the Islamic foundations also know that this state of affairs slowly undermines Ahmadinejad's power. The extremely influential IRGC, a key component of government with vast economic interests, transits between these two factions. They privilege the fight against what they define as Zionism, are in favor of close relations with Sunni Arab states, and want to go all the way with the nuclear program. In fact, substantial sections of the IRGC and the Basij believe Iran must enter the nuclear club not only to prevent an attack by the "American Satan" but to irreversibly change the balance of power in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. The current reformists/progressives of the left were originally former partisans of Khomeini's son, Ahmad Khomeini. Later, after a spectacular mutation from Soviet-style socialism to some sort of religious democracy, their new icon became former president Mohammad Khatami (of "dialogue of civilizations" fame). Here, after all, was an Islamic president who had captured the youth vote and the women's vote and had written about the ideas of German philosopher Jurgen Habermas as applied to civil society as well as the possibility of democratization in Iran. Unfortunately, his "Tehran Spring" didn't last long - and is now long gone. The key establishment faction is undoubtedly that of moderate Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former two-term president, current chairman of the Expediency Council and a key member of the Council of Experts - 86 clerics, no women, the Holy Grail of the system, and the only institution in the Islamic Republic capable of removing the Supreme Leader from office. He is now supported by the intelligentsia and urban youth. Colloquially known as "The Shark", Rafsanjani is the consummate Machiavellian. He retains privileged ties to key Washington players and has proven to be the ultimate survivor - moving like a skilled juggler between Khatami and Khamenei as power in the country shifted. Rafsanjani is, and will always remain, a supporter of the Supreme Leader. As the regime's de facto number two, his quest is not only to "save" the Islamic Revolution of 1979 but also to consolidate Iran's regional power and reconcile the country with the West. His reasoning is clear: he knows that an anti-Islamic tempest is already brewing among the young in Iran's major cities, who dream of integrating with the nomad elites of liquid global modernity. If the Bush administration had any real desire to let its aircraft carriers float out of the Gulf and establish an entente cordiale with Tehran, Rafsanjani would be the man to talk to. 5. Heading down the New Silk Road. Reformist friends in Tehran keep telling me the country is now immersed in an atmosphere similar to the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s in China or the 1980s rectification campaign in Cuba - and nothing "velvet" or "orange" or "tulip" or any of the other color-coded Western-style movements that Washington might dream of is, as yet, on the horizon. Under such conditions, what if there were an American air attack on Iran? The Supreme Leader, on the record, offered his own version of threats in 2006. If Iran were attacked, he said, the retaliation would be doubly powerful against US interests elsewhere in the world. From American supply lines and bases in southern Iraq to the Strait of Hormuz, the Iranians, though no military powerhouse, do have the ability to cause real damage to American forces and interests - and certainly to drive the price of oil into the stratosphere. Such a "war" would clearly be a disaster for everyone. The Iranian theocratic leadership, however, seems to doubt that the Bush administration and the US military, exhausted by their wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will attack. They feel a tide at their backs. Meanwhile the "Look East" strategy, driven by soaring energy prices, is bearing fruit. Ahmadinejad has just concluded a tour of South Asia and, to the despair of American neo-cons, the Asian energy security grid is quickly becoming a reality. Two years ago, at the Petroleum Ministry in Tehran, I was told Iran is betting on the total "interdependence of Asia and Persian Gulf geo-economic politics". This year, Iran finally becomes a natural gas-exporting country. The framework for the $7.6 billion Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline, also known as the "peace" pipeline, is a go. Both these key South Asian US allies are ignoring Bush administration desires and rapidly bolstering their economic, political, cultural, and - crucially - geostrategic connections with Iran. An attack on Iran would now inevitably be viewed as an attack against Asia. What a disaster in the making, and yet, now more than ever, Cheney's faction in Washington (not to mention possible future president John McCain) seems ready to bomb. Perhaps the Mahdi himself - in his occult wisdom - is betting on a US war against Asia to slouch towards Qom to be reborn. Pepe Escobar is the author of Globalistan: How the Globalized World is Dissolving into Liquid War (Nimble Books, 2007) and Red Zone Blues: a snapshot of Baghdad during the surge. He may be reached at pepeasia@yahoo.com. (Copyright 2008 Pepe Escobar.)

Saturday, May 03, 2008

IMPORTANCE OF DUA

Imam Musa Kazim (a.s.) said : Dua nulifies (prevents) those calamities which are destines and those calamities which are not destined. The narrator asked which are not destined. Those calamities which are not decended (naazil )Yet. 4.Tradition Says : One who knows the door again and again the door will be opened for him ( we should not be maayoos with Allah). Dua is the best of Worship. 1.Holy Prophet (s.a.w.) Says : Dua is the weapon of believer. It is pillar fo religion. It is noor of earth and sky. 2.Imam Sadiq (a.s.) Says : One who does not ask Allah for his grace he will remain dependent (upon people).(

Best talk / quran

Imam Raza (a.s.) Says : Silence is the sign of knowledge. Silence is the door of heaven There is a special door for those who keep silence and there are less doors for heaven. Through silence affection can be acquired ( logo sea nazdieqie) Be a good listener don't be a good speaker. First listen the talk then say whatever you want. 9.Imam Baqir (a.s.) Says : Innama ……………….. Surely our shiash are those who keeps away from vain talks. Ref. ( 2nd Chp in Usul-e-kaafi, Hibsea Lesaan). Say yes or no to any question until it is asked to describe in detail. quran 9. Imam Sadik as:Jo jawan momin Quran majid ki tilawt kre to Quran majid uske gosht & khunme mix ho jata he.Ruhul hyat/525 10.H.Ali (A) 3 chizein yaadshakti badhati hai aur beemari duur karti hai -Doodh peena, Miswaak (toothbrush) karna & Tilawate Quran

JUM’AH KHUTBAH

INTER-FAITH MEETINGS: THE STARTING POINT With the nature of today’s world’s sophisticated yet subtle attempts at we, (the Muslims), especially with the not so observable preparations for a coming chapter of conflict that is being prepared, (as it seems), behind the scenes of the kuffaar and the Mushrikeen we think it is appropriate to anchor ourselves in the words of Allah. On this particular occasion Allah says after Musa (alaih salaam) takes 70 of his own people and they go up to the mountain, these 70 people ask Musa “Let us see Allah”. We can fit today’s Israeli psychology on these 70 people; and we can take a glimpse at their faces and watch them rubbing their hands in anticipation of visualizing God Himself. The consequences of that were known. They could not bear to see God. In the moments after that and after they came back to their senses, they said, (we want you to listen carefully because it’s the same psychology that has reclaimed political and military power; it survived all of these thousands of years and now we watch it in bloody action. This Israeli psychology at that time said what? These are the words of Allah Assign to us in this worldly life a benefit and in the ultimate life a benefit for we have returned and repented (Surah Al A’raf verse 156) They knew how they were mistaken about Allah; they have recovered from their mistake and now they are asking Allah for the good of this world and the good of the world to come because they say they have made “our comeback to you.”- meaning to Allah. What was Allah’s answer to them? It follows immediately- He says – here are these failing “Israelis after their historical and institutionalized failures they turn to Allah and they ask Him and how does He answer? The 1st word that comes from Allah is I will inflict My torment on whom I will and My clemency or mercy accommodates everything (Surah Al A’raf verse 156) When Allah speaks about His punishment before He is speaking about His clemency, we know that He is speaking to Bani Isra’eel or else, when they asked Assign to us in this worldly life a benefit and in the ultimate life a benefit for we have returned and repented He could have said My clemency or mercy accommodates everything and I will inflict My torment on whom I will- but because we are looking at naughty individuals and a human nature that wants to play tricks with Allah, Allah’s answer to them came as appropriate and as accurate as they are deceptive and crooked. Now, (you Children of Isra’eel and you Muslims who read the Qur’an), listen This mercy of mine I shall assign to those who are cautious, guarded and warned and alert concerning My power presence in their lives… (Surah Al A’raf verse 156) He said to them “My mercy is not for anyone!” thousands of years ago and today. We ask in light of these meanings from Allah, do these Israelis, (then and now), consider Allah’s power when they plan their social activities, write their commentaries and analysis and when they plot their military strategies- does Allah figure in, (even though He spoke to them)? … And those who administer their financial dispersion of wealth in an institutionalized way … (Surah Al A’raf verse 157) To the contrary; when we take a look at Bani Isra’eel we see that when it comes to money, all the institutions that they have is not to give money to where it belongs but to steal and dispossess others yet these others merit it more than they do. … And to those who are committed to Our manifestations of power and authority (Surah Al A’raf verse 157) The Israelis throw into the deep see anything that has to do with Allah’s power or authority. We can see in light of these three qualifiers – yattaqun, yu’tun az-zakaah and yu’minuna bi ayaatillah- the Israelis disqualify themselves from Allah’s rahmah because they do not honor any of these three qualities. The ayah doesn’t stop here… Muslims, if you haven’t been listening closely, now is the time to begin to listen closely. … those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find to be recorded in their Torah and in their Injeel (Surah Al A’raf verse 157) Allah is telling us that Al Yahud and An Nasara had information of certainty coming from Allah pertaining to the advent of Allah’s final Prophet. If these Israelis had any mind in them and any relationship to honor with Allah, they’d take a look at this final Prophet because Allah tells us they had written/scriptural information pertaining to the coming and appearance of this final Prophet from Allah. If they were true to Allah, His Prophets and the Scriptures that were revealed to them, they would confess and go public with the fact that God had given them information and He broke good news to them about Ar Rasul, An Nabi Al Ummi. But what do we have? (If) you go to today’s Old and New Testament, (“At Taurah and the Gospel”) do you find any obvious or direct information foretelling the coming of Rasulillah? The answer is NO! So what happened to it? What do you expect from these people who omit and virtually cancel this type of God-given information to them? What else do they have coming from Allah describing this unlettered Apostle and Prophet? … He orders them to establish and constitute and institutionalize what is self-evidently good, Al Ma’roof and he bans and prohibits them from establishing and institutionalizing whatever is self-evidently bad, Al Munkar… (Surah Al A’raf verse 157) A Prophet, leader, decision-maker and a statesman cannot do that without power! There cannot be Amr bil Ma’roof and Nahi An Al Munkar without power! They understand the character of this Prophet (probably) more than some Muslims understand. … and he makes permissible to them the wholesome things in life and he makes illegal to them the toxic things of life and he relieves them of the burdens and restrictions they had imposed upon them by Allah…(Surah Al A’raf verse 157) Because of these people’s un-Godly behavior with Allah they had legal and moral restrictions that made life almost intolerable. In their law, if someone was murdered or killed, the murderer or killer or executioner or criminal face the death penalty; they had no such thing as diyah or blood-money or a type of relief from the death sentence. Even their dietary laws were harshly restrictive and burdensome. The Prophet came to relieve them of all of this. … as for those who were committed with Allah’s Prophet, believed in what he had to say, shouldered the responsibility of an adherence to Allah, supported and aided him and followed the light that descended upon him- they were the on-ward committed Muslims. (Surah Al A’raf verse 157) Some people may think that these ayaat are speaking about something historical. No! We’re not speaking about something historical; we’re speaking about something contemporary that has a historical accumulation to it. This is not just a page from ancient history, because now we have an Israeli psychology- that is doing what? This is not an Israeli psychology that is confined to synagogues and that says “we want to separate synagogue from state”; this is an Israeli psychology that wants to kill and it is not satisfied with killing individuals, it wants to kill populations. Should any Muslim be surprised? Some Muslims are just psychologically flat! They can’t read and understand what Allah is saying. This is an ayah in Surah Al A’raf; an ayah that is not from those that are called mutashaabihaat; it is clear, direct, defined and indisputable in its meanings. Ask the average Muslim, (many average Muslims go to interfaith meetings), does anyone of them say what Allah is saying i.e. you have the mention of Muhammed in the Torah and in the Bible? OK, show or explain to us what happened- of course, all of this can be said in a very friendly and at a low pitched, with calm words and no one being upset – just placing the facts out there, on the table in front of us; but the Muslim psychology today is so run down, (especially the individuals and persons who go to these meetings), they are so deflated that they can’t take the truth and the words of Allah with them to these types of meetings. So, what are they expected to do? To massage the egos of Al Yahud and An Nasar when Al Yahud and An Nasara, (these are not words of emotion, these are words of fact and reality), are killing us in any way they can- from having military bases and weapons of mass destruction in our Holy Lands to placing spies and cameras in the Masajid and Islamic Centers we have. We want to ask you, (brothers and sisters- committed Muslims), if wanted to turn this around and we, (the Muslims), had our military bases here, in the United States, around the Vatican or in or around Tel Aviv, how would these people who call themselves Jews and Christians act and behave? That’s not the case- we, Muslims, don’t have one measly truncated and abbreviated military post anywhere in those territories and areas- no where at all; we don’t have one camera, (not one), in their Churches and Synagogues; we don’t have one informer or spy who goes into those Churches and Synagogues and they have scores swarming into our Masajid and Islamic Centers! Now, to put some icing on the cake, they burst out in public with the type of social self-satisfaction to defame and malign our Prophet; and before, during and after doing all of this, we, (Muslims), are the ones who are misbehaving and the zionists and Imperialists who have not only occupied the Holy Lands, (but have also occupied Holy Scriptures), with their court scholars and clergymen are the ones who appear to the unknowing eye to be modern and civilized. We are the terrorists and they are the keepers of civilization- this is what happens to a psychology that turns against God, Prophets and Scripture. Now, they prepare, (behind closed doors), their next round of war and warfare against us. You would ask and think where are those people who call themselves “true Jews and true Christians”? They don’t have the equivalent of what we have- have you ever seen any where in the world a Jewish congregation that cannot go into a synagogue? No! We know of no such issue. Have you ever seen a Christian congregation that cannot go into a Church and is forced to observe its religious mass or service outside the Church- in the streets, on the concrete, in public night and day, Winter and Summer? We haven’t seen and don’t know of any such development anywhere in the world, (even) in the most fanatic parts of the world. Jews can go into their Synagogues and Christians can go into their Churches. Now, the new development is (that) the government in Saudi Arabia is for the 1st time thinking seriously about having Christian build their own Churches in Arabia- which would be a qualitative improvement on their thinking if it weren’t for the fact that these Churches would become auxiliaries to the military bases that they have. Why can’t they think? Why can’t they sign policies that are in accordance with the spirit of the Qur’an and the Prophet? Why can’t they say that we will welcome Christians to build these Churches in Arabia, but every time they build one Church they close down one military base?! That would seem like the right thing to do, but now, these inferior Muslims, (we’re being generous by calling them inferior Muslims), are reacting to their own fanaticism. 9/11 was a time in which their masters turned against them and said you have gone too far, (and), now you have to make up for those lost years (or) now is pay-back time; so the Muslims who govern and rule Arabia are beginning to tell these people who they say belong to the Abrahamic faiths, (we don’t think any imperialist and zionist belong to the Abrahamic faith- but because they haven’t been thinking for so long, they can’t distinguish between an observing jew on one side and a zionist on the other side; they can’t distinguish between an observing Christian on one side and an imperialist on the other sided). Brothers and sisters, committed Muslims- this is what happens when Muslims fail to open their minds and welcome the meanings of the Qur’an into their hearts via their minds and these are the results that we have to live with! Once again, this ayah for those who read the Qur’an with their tongues but abandon the Qur’an with their minds… Brothers and sisters, Maa’sharal Mu’mineen … After locating our thoughts in Allah’s reference book we come out and look at the real world and we emerge into reality and observe the following- there have been news items in the past week or two that the Mufti in Saudi Arabia, (remember- this is in light of what we just said), is contemplating, (according to some reports; and according to other reports), he actually has sent out invitations to zionist Rabbis to attend an inter-faith conference, (presumably to include those who represent Muslims, Christians and Jews)- more recently, (in the past day or so), the office of that Mufti disclaimed such news items saying “No! that was not the case.” In the meantime, their has been signals going from the Kings office, (the Holy Land is not supposed to be a Kingdom or a family controlled territory), that “Yes, we will be willing to have Churches built in Arabia for the Christians that are there and in the meantime these zionists occupiers and imperialists, (and we certainly know the difference between an observing Christian on one side and a practicing imperialist on the other side; equally so, we know the difference between an observing Jew on one side and a practicing zionist on the other side; we are not delusional about this as is the case with the Heads of State in and around our Holy Lands) are going into a war mode. They are distributing their gas masks, recalling their reservists officers, mobilizing their armed officers and (in the next couple of days), they are about to undergo the largest mock military exercises in their history- now, you tell us that there is no connectional relationship between the inter-faith activity coming out of Saudi Arabia and the military activities taking place in Occupied Palestine? The Muslim mind that they require is a mind that cannot see the connection, nexus and network that is at work between and among zionists and imperialists and their subordinate Arabian inferiors. If they want to fool anyone, they should at least have the common sense to know that they have fooled us enough- and enough is enough!!! What do they think? They think and calculate that if they have some expiring Arab regimes on their side they are in a position to dictate to the coming Muslims who are on the horizon?! They will see- they will experience what they experienced the Summer before last in Lebanon of the will of a contingent of committed Muslims; they will see how in the future there will be waves upon waves and waves after waves of committed Muslims; the time is approaching and let them rely upon the physical and material instruments of Ash Shaytaan and we will refer to Allah’s almighty, everlasting and sustaining power of Allah (and) the word of taqwa- the concept that is supposed to be prevalent in our minds and hearts this time every week. PLEASE e-mail Suggestions & Criticisms to khutbahs@yahoo.com

Why India and Pakistan snub US

A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR gas pipeline project linking Iran, Pakistan and India that is bitterly opposed by Washington is set to go ahead after Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a historic first visit to meet leaders of the new coalition government in Islamabad. Mr Ahmadinejad's arrival to finalise the ambitious Iran-Pakistan-India project, known as the "Peace Pipeline", came just days after India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Murli Deora affirmed New Delhi's support for the pipeline during a visit to Pakistan. Indian participation in the IPI project is seen as a major snub to Washington and a measure of New Delhi's and Islamabad's unwillingness to allow the US todictate the terms of relations with Iran. Pakistan, both under the former dictatorship of President Pervez Musharraf and its new democratic Government, has made plain that it intends to maintain close relations with Tehran. A government official said that after meeting Mr Musharraf, Mr Ahmadinejad would hold talks with new Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. The Government in New Delhi, battling what appears to be insuperable opposition from the country's powerful Leftists over its nuclear deal with the US, reacted angrily last week after a State Department official in Washington demanded it take a tough line in talks with Mr Ahmadinejad when he visits the country. The IPI pipeline is the centrepiece of Iranian ties with South Asia that are rapidly expanding despite US attempts to isolate it over the country's nuclear ambitions. Mr Ahmadinejad arrived in Islamabad from Sri Lanka, which is also developing strong ties with Tehran. Iran is Sri Lanka's biggest supplier of development aid, having provided soft loans for the development of its only oil refinery as well as irrigation and hydropower projects. Iran's involvement in Sri Lanka has grown as Western nations have cut back their assistance while criticising Colombo's human rights record. Welcoming Iran's help, the country's Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona was quoted yesterday as saying: "In Asia we don't go around preaching to our neighbours and friends." Similarly, Iran is embarked on a full-scale attempt to cement relations with Pakistan and India. The pipeline, estimated to cost $7.8 billion and to be completed by 2011, is to traverse 2775km stretching from Iran to Pakistan and then into India. It was first proposed in 1989 by Indian economist and environmental scientist Rajendra Pachauri. It will initially carry 600 cubic metres of gas to India each day, going some way towards providing for the massive amount needed as its economy expands. Protracted discussions over pricing appear to have been overcome following Mr Deora's visit last week to Islamabad. To the chagrin of the US, Mr Ahmadinejad was being feted on his arrival in Islamabad yesterday as one of the new Pakistan Government's best friends. He was also assured Pakistan would not allow its territory to be used in an attack on Iran. The IPI project is one of two strategic pipelines being finalised in the region. Last week, as part of its overall drive for energy security, India signed an agreement covering the US-backed, $3.5 billion Turkmen-istan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project to be financed by the Asian Development Bank. US assurances that gas delivered through that 1680km pipeline would fulfil India's needs have fallen on deaf ears.