Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Female Circumcision


Found a nice picture series of female circumcision on the web. Post it here for your consideration. Do view the complete set to avoid unnecessary misunderstanding.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Apostasy n Etc.


Before I begin I would like to apologise on behalf of the misunderstanders of Islam for their un-Islamic behaviours and ways. I am fully in control of them and they should really have followed the way of the Prophet and understand the context behind each hadith and verses. Here are some of my responds to you Foolster41.

Muslims treating non Muslims – Protest against Hindu temple in Malaysia.
They were mobs, and they shouldn't have played with their food. As Muslims that consume holy animal such as a cow, their acts of stupidity does not represent the majority, as not all Catholic priests are child molesters, don't you agree? And they have been dealt with the law.  At least they didn't act like the Hindus regarding the Babri mosque. What do you want us to do? Mowed them down with machine guns like what the US did to some loons that burnt the Koran? Anyway, your usage of the few, not even long and well-organised political bodies or government or well-established organisation as a presenter of the entire entity is a fallacy.

Death for apostate-
 Please name at least one that died in Malaysia because of this law. Can you give their names? If you search in the Wikipedia, the numbers (small numbers, but still regretful and unnecessary, for taufik and hidayah is not man’s business, as a story in islamonline.net has proved how even the apostate can return to the righteous way) that were killed for misinterpretations or for reasons still not clear to us, showed the 'seriousness' of the situation. Compare the figures that were killed for apostasy with the figures that died in the Catholic inquisition, be it Spanish or whatever.

“A bedouin gave the Pledge of allegiance to Allah's Apostle for Islam. Then the bedouin got fever at Medina, came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Cancel my Pledge," But Allah's Apostle refused. Then he came to him (again) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Cancel my Pledge." But the Prophet refused. Then he came to him (again) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Cancel my Pledge." But the Prophet refused. The bedouin finally went out (of Medina) whereupon Allah's Apostle said, "Medina is like a pair of bellows (furnace): It expels its impurities and brightens and clears its good. [Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 9, #318]

Notably, as Dr. M. E. Subhani explained in his book:
“This was an open case of apostasy. But the Prophet neither punished the Bedouin nor asked anyone to do it. He allowed him to leave Madina. Nobody harmed him.” [Apostasy in Islam (New Delhi, India: Global Media Publications, 2005), pp. 23-24.]”



“Data gathered by UiTM scholar Dr Azam Adil gives some indication. He found that from1994 to 2003, Syariah Courts in Negri Sembilan granted renunciation certificates to 16 applicants, most of whom were former converts to Islam”.

CAIRO: Egypt's official religious adviser has ruled that Muslims are free to change their faith as it is a matter between an individual and God, in a move which could have far-reaching implications for the country's Christians. "The essential question before us is can a person who is Muslim choose a religion other than Islam? The answer is yes, they can," Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa said in a posting on a Washington Post-Newsweek forum picked up by the Egyptian press on Tuesday.

"The act of abandoning one's religion is a sin punishable by God on the Day of Judgment. If the case in question is one of merely rejecting one's faith, then there is no worldly punishment," he wrote.

One link I managed to find,

There is no historical record which indicates that Muhammad (pbuh) or any of his companions ever sentenced anyone to death for apostasy. 

Something academic,

Something European,

Caning in Islam is not the same as common law caning. But I’ll elaborate further afterwards.

Time's up. Need to go back to the real world. To be continued. Wallahu a’lam bish-shawabi./Allah knows best.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Sinless People


There is a Malay saying that I want to share with you, it's about the nature of the man creature. "Bumi mana yang tak ditimpa hujan" or 'No soil ever escapes the rain'. Bear in mind, no word by word translation is possible all the time, the intended meaning could be lost, due to different backgrounds and perceptions that we have, being the multi-races of the human race.

It describes the very essence of man, imperfection. It is not intended to be an excuse to be in the state of mediocrity, but merely, a reminder of the very nature of man, limited, no matter how far he has reached the sky and no matter how deep he has conquered the blackness of the deep blue sea. He can't be right all the time; he can't possibly have known all the rhythm of life that exist around him, near and afar.

While most of the time he was right, there would be occasion when he could be wrong. That is why he can't stop his own learning process, whether it is a formal one, nor the informal one. One of the informal one that has a major impact in the booming wealth of knowledge nowadays would be the Internet. The access of knowledge, current affairs, in fact almost all affairs are available in the Internet. Some are scandalous, a lot are mere lies, a few provides twisted truth, to be define according to one's own interest, but gladly, the defenders of the truth are also around with us.

The struggles of the truth seekers are bloody and dirty. Some are genuine; most are blinded with hatred and  fear of the unknown. They are willing to only listen to one side of the story. They have forgotten that even a coin has two faces, on both sides, depends on how you look at it. Although sense of humour is essential, some are too stiffed with fear and hate, they can't sense the beauty of the world. They are confined in a small toppled coconut shell of theirs, just like a frog under the coconut shell or "katak bawah tempurung." Completely oblivious of the vast world outside. Ridden with hate and fear, they can't see and define neither their true nemesis nor the reason behind each actions and reactions happening around him. He has blinded himself with lies and hate.

These fear and hate motivated people have built walls around themselves, so massive and tall, even much more higher and impenetrable than the choking apartheid walls that made the Palestinians merely sitting ducks, with their tormentors ever waiting for the right excuse and the carelessness of the people of the world to start a new war (slaughter) on a cornered and trapped people that lack the abilities to defend themselves. But fear not, they are the sinless people; they deserved no court of this world. Nobody is higher than them. The truth is always according to them. The rest of the world is not their equals. Only their blood and life are sacred. With all the things money can buy, who cares?


Rulers and Ruled in the US Empire: Bankers, Zionists and Militants

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lies and Deception (The Truth)


How do you define a lie? If a lie is just a lie, why do so many people believe in them? Can't they think for themselves? Why do people become so reliant on liars to justify their own existence? If it is a matter of misinformation or being not well-informed, one could excuse himself for being wrong. But what if he knew it all along and he just can't accept it? If it was the blinding luxury that comes with the lies, one would understand the position of the liars, but what about their believers? What's in it for them? The satisfaction of being proved to be on the right side of the gutter?

We can evaluate things around us objectively, regardless of experience and knowledge, prejudice aside of course.. Watch the people involved in the real world drama of good versus evil. Their behaviours, hesitations and wrath would be good indicators of who they really are. And hopefully, in the end of the day, we would see the true person in the mirror, staring deeply into our own eyes.