Ez a legelso blogom, igy nem sok tapasztalatom van blog iras teren, de gondoltam megprobalom aztan lesz ami lesz. Azert kezdtem el most, mert ugy erzem en is szeretnek tenni valamit, hozzajarulni ahhoz, hogy az emberek megismerjek az Iszlamot, bolcsessegeit, erdekessegeit, az eletmodunkat, gondolkodasunkat stb. Insa -Allah ( ha Isten is ugy akarja) tudok nemi hasznos informacioval, szolgalni mind a hivoknek es nem hivoknek egyarant. Sajnos nem Magyar a billentyuzetem igy ekezetek nelkul irok, remelem ez senkit nem fog zavarni az olvasasban.
Az elso vagy inkabb masodik bejegyzesemben arrol szeretnek irni, hogy kik is vagyunk valojaban, hogyan epul fel a szemelyisegunk, ki letunk. Insha-Allah megprobalom minnel hamarabb megirni a posztot, es ezutan megprobalok heti rendszeressegel posztolni. Posztjaim inkabb szemlyes jelleguek lesznek, azokrol a dolgokrol amik eppen erdekelnek, kihivasokrol amikkel szembesulunk napi szinten, konyvekrol, es tervezem hogy a Quran, Koran egyes ajairol is tudok majd irni, persze nem sajat magamtol, hanem eloadasok leforditasanak segitsegevel.
Szep napot Mindenkinek!
Translation: Greatness of Ramadan
In this month, Muslims fast from dawn till dusk every day. Activities like eating, drinking, smoking, and having sex are forbidden while fasting and if committed, they result in breaking of the fast. Ramadan isn’t only about staying hungry, as unkind or impure thoughts and words, and immoral behavior should also be avoided, exemplified in the words of Imam Sadiq (A.S) – “When you fast, guard your hearing and sight against the forbidden, and your limbs and all other organs from the vile.” .
The Islamic Calendar is a 12-month lunar calendar that depends on the phases of moon. Ramadan, according to the calendar, is the 9th month and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting. The word Ramadan is derived from an Arabic word, ‘ramad’, which means scorching or intense heat of the sun. The reason for this name is told by Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). He said, “Surely, the month of Ramadan has been named so because it scorches away the sins.”
The Prophet (P.B.U.H) delivered a speech to the community, highlighting the importance of Ramadan, saying, “O people, the month of Allah has come upon you with blessings, mercy, and forgiveness. This month is the most favorable month in the view of Almighty Allah. Its days are the best days. Its nights are the best nights. Its hours are the best hours. In this month, you have been invited to the hospitality of Almighty Allah and you have been chosen to be within the people of Almighty Allah’s honoring. Your breaths in this month are considered the glorification of Almighty Allah. Your sleep in this month is considered an act of worship. Your deeds are accepted in this month. Your prayers are responded in this month. You may thus pray Almighty Allah with sincere intentions and pure hearts that He will guide you to observing fasting properly and to reciting His Book in this month. Verily, the true miserable is he who is deprived of Almighty Allah’s forgiveness in this magnificent month. As you feel hunger and thirst in this month, you should remember the hunger and thirst of the Resurrection Day. Give alms to the poor and the needy among you. Respect those who are older than you are. Have mercy upon those who are younger than you are. Esteem your ties with your relatives. Keep your tongues from obscenity. Cast down your looks from all that which is unlawful for you to gaze and close your hearings against all that which is unlawful for you to hear. Treat kindly the orphans among you so that your orphans will be treated kindly. Repent from your sins. Raise your hands towards Him (i.e. Almighty Allah) with supplications at the times of your prayers, for these times are the best hours at which Almighty Allah looks at His servants with mercy – He will respond to their prayers, answer their calls, and receive their supplications.”
There are many reasons for which keeping a fast has been made obligatory in Islam. The most important reason is highlighted in the Quran. Almighty Allah says: “O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous.” [2:138] In Arabic, Righteous means Taqwa. In Islam, Taqwa means being conscious and cognizant of Allah, of the truth and of the rational reality. Imam Ali (A.S) said, “The people of taqwa on earth are those of virtue: their speech is correct (true); their garments are of moderate nature and their walk is one of humility. They lower their gazes when they see something Allah has forbidden them to see and they give an ear to the beneficial knowledge. They maintain their integrity and both adversity and prosperity.” In Islam, the concept of Taqwa is very important as it is stated in Quran, “Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you.” [49:13]
The other reasons and benefits of fasting under the enlightenment of Hadith are as follows:
The month of Ramadan is divided into three ashra, an Arabic word that means ten, which means Ramadan has 3 sets of 10 days. The three ashra are Rahmat, or the Mercy of Allah, Maghfirat,or the Forgiveness of Allah and Nijaat, or the Salvation. The first Ashra is from 1 to 10 Ramadan, second Ashra is from 11 to 20th Ramadan, while the third one is from 21 to 30 Ramadan. In the first, Ashra Muslims ask for Allah’s mercy. In the second, they ask for his forgiveness. In the third, they ask for refuge from Hell fire. They do this by praying Duas, as taught by Prophet (P.B.U.H) and his family, reciting Holy Quran, offering their prayers, doing good deeds, and avoiding sins.
The last 10 days of Ramadan are very important as Laylat ul Qadr falls on one of these nights. Laylat al-Qadr is rendered in English as the Night of Decree, Night of Value and Night of Destiny. No one knows the exact date of Laylat al-Qadr but it is believed that it is to be found in the last ten odd nights of Ramadan but mostly on the 19th, 21st or 23rd of Ramadan with 23rd being the most important night. The 19th coincides with the night Imam Ali (A.S) was attacked in the Mihrab, while worshipping in the Great Mosque of Kufa, and died on the 21st of Ramadan. Muslims regard these three nights as greatly rewarding. Laylat al-Qadr is the night when all the matters of the next year of a person’s life are decided. The importance of this night is highlighted in Surah e Qadr. “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months. The angels and the Spirit descend therein by permission of their Lord for every matter.” [97:3-4]. Many Muslims practice itikaf on these nights, that is staying in a mosque for a certain number of days, devoting oneself to ibadah, worship of Allah, during these days and staying away from worldly affairs. It is not necessary to practice itikaf; one can stay at home and still collect all benefits of these nights by staying awake and worshipping Allah.
The last night of Ramadan, that depends upon the moon sighting is known as Chaand Raat which means night with the moon. It is the eve of Eid-ul Fitr. Once the moon is sighted, people wish each other Chaand Raat Mubarak or “Have a blessed night of the new moon”. On this night, city streets have a festive look. Women and girls apply henna on their hands, preparation of next day’s desserts and meals are done, and the last rounds of shopping are also carried out. This night is akin to the Qadr Night and it is spent offering prayers and supplications, and imploring for forgiveness. Zakat-al fitrah, commonly known as Fitrah, is also taken out on this night. Fitrah is given on a weight of three kilograms on any food commodity in that person’s country like wheat, barley, rice, millet, raisins, dates etc. Instead of food, its equivalent amount in money can also be given. Fitrah is given to the needy that are unable to meet their own or their dependents annual living expenses and they don’t have the means to do so through earning. The main purpose of Zakat al-Fitr is to provide to the poor so that they can celebrate the festival of breaking the fast, Eid al-Fitr, along with the rest of the Muslims.
The 10th Islamic month is Shawwal. On the first day of Shawwal, Eid-ul Fitr is celebrated. Eid-ul Fitr commonly known as Eid is the most important festival for Muslims. Eid ul Fitr is Arabic word which means “festival of the breaking of the fast” in English. This day starts by the offering of EID Prayers. After the completion of Eid Prayers people hug each other and wish one another Eid Mubarak (Have a blessed Eid”. After the prayers people usually go to cemetery to the graves of their loved ones and Pray to Allah to have mercy on the deceased and to forgive them of their sins and send them to heaven. For breakfast people have desserts like kheer (rice pudding) and sheer khurma (milk with date). People wear new clothes and decorate their homes. On this day people visit their relative’s house. Eid dawats (get together) are usually but not necessarily hosted at the Grand Parents house. On Eid, eidi (money) is given to children by elders and gifts are exchanged between elders.
The festival of Eid is a blessing from the Almighty to Muslims. It is a celebration of gratefulness and giving thanks to Allah that he blessed us with the holy month of Ramadan. It is a celebration of being clean and without sins as Prophet (P.B.U.H) stated, “Whoever did fast Ramadan out of faith and hoping for rewards [from Allah], and forgiveness will be granted to all his past sins.” Through Eid, Muslims celebrate what they have achieved throughout the month and they pledge to continue it throughout the year and become better version of themselves.
This year, Eid will fall on 25th to the 28th of June in Pakistan. On behalf of all the Muslims and Pakistanis, I wish you and your family Eid Mubarak!
Imam Tawhidi : ‘According to Islamic jurisprudence, a Muslim girl reaches the stage of maturity at eight to nine years of age,’
‘Sheikh Kamal Mousselmani: ‘The hijab is compulsory for the girls when they become nine according to our religion,’
Guess how old was Muhammad’s child bride when he married her? Aisha was six years old but thee marriage was consummated when she turned nine. And Aisha was also Muhammad’s favorite wife. That’s why child bride is okay in Islam. The believers are just imitating their prophet. ( Read link – The Tragedy of Aisha – WikiIslam)
From Daily Mail:
Muslim girls in Sydney are dressed in white from head to toe as part of a hijab ceremony to signify the age when they must cover up their bodies, with an Islamic imam slamming it as a step toward Sharia law.
Australia’s most senior Shia cleric Sheikh Kamal Mousselmani presided over the ceremony where 24 girls walked on stage to show their maturity.
‘The hijab is compulsory for the girls when they become nine according to our religion,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
The girls were dressed in white, the same shade as a wedding dress, however Sheikh Mousselmani denied the ceremony was about preparing girls for marriage, despite Islamic law saying girls reach maturity at the age of eight.
‘You want me to tell you that it was a marriage ceremony. Definitely not,’ he said.
However Adelaide Shia leader Imam Shaikh Mohammad Tawhidi said Islam classified eight as the adult age for girls and was worried by the ceremony’s symbolism.
‘I confirm that according to Islamic jurisprudence, a Muslim girl reaches the stage of maturity at eight to nine years of age,’ he said.
A child bride for everyone!!
If you support or defend Islam you support child abuse pic.twitter.com/1aGetRuBWx
— Jacqueline Triumph (@thetoy1123) June 14, 2017
Selamat Idul Fitri 1438H, Mohon maaf lahir dan bathin. TaqabbalAllahu minna wa minkum, shiyamana wa shiyamakum, taqabbal yaa Kariim.
If you want to know why Muslims enjoy the mass slaughter of ‘infidels’, look no further than their mass slaughter of animals.
Tuhan, Maaf, Kami Sedang Sibuk adalah buku tulisan Ahmad Rifa’i Rif’an keempat yang saya punya. Saat saya memutuskan membelinya pada tahun 2015 lalu, buku ini telah mengalami beberapa revisi dan telah mencapai cetakan ke-13. Sejauh ini saya selalu menyukai buku besutan Mas Rifa’i. Buku-bukunya selalu berhasil membuat saya ingin berubah menjadi pribadi yang lebih baik.
Sama seperti judulnya, buku yang tebalnya 360-an halaman ini kebanyakan berisi tentang renungan bagi kita–manusia yang merasa sok sibuk sehingga lupa akan kewajibannya sebagai hamba-Nya. Buku ini tersusun atas 4 bab. Bab pertama, menata hati, membenahi nurani. Bab kedua, rumahku, surgaku. Bab ketiga, memancarkan cahaya surga di tempat kerja. Dan bab keempat, memperkokoh semangat dan visi hidup.
Ketika mulai membaca buku ini yakni awal Ramadhan tahun 2017, jujur, ketika mulai membaca lembar awal yang berisi renungan, saya menangis. Renungan yang mas Rifa’i tulis seperti menampar diri saya, menyadarkan diri saya kalau selama ini saya selalu menomor duakan Allah. Saya selalu menunda-nunda dalam beribadah kepadanya padahal Allah tak pernah menunda-nunda kasih sayangnya pada saya. Dan karena itu saya semangat dalam membaca buku ini karena saya berharap saya semakin tersadar akan semua kesalahan saya selama ini.
Benar saja, banyak hal yang saya ketahui setelah membaca buku ini. Gaya penyampaian dan penulisan mas Rifa’i yang ringan sehingga pesan yang ingin ia sampaikan Insya Allah sampai pada pembacanya.
Dan inilah penggalan tulisan yang ada di sampul belakang.
Tuhan, harap maklumi kami, manusia-manusia yang begitu banyak kegiatan. Kami benar-benar sibuk, sehingga kami amat kesulitan menyempatkan waktu untuk-Mu.
Tuhan, kami sangat sibuk. Jangankan berjemaah, bahkan munfarid pun kami tunda-tunda. Jangankan rawatib, zikir, berdoa, tahajud, bahkan kewajoban-Mu yang lima waktu saja sudah sangat memberatkan kami. Jangankan puasa Senin-Kamis jangankan ayyaamul baith, jangankan puasa nabi Daud, bahkan puasa Ramadhan saja kami sering mengeluh.
Tuhan, maafkan kami, kebutuhan kami di dunia ini masih sangatlah banyak, sehingga kami sangat kesulitan menyisihkan sebagian harta untuk bekal kami di alam abadi-Mu. Jangankan sedekah, jangankan jariah, bahkan mengeluarkan zakat yang wajib saja sering kali terlupa.
Tuhan, urusan-urusan dunia kami masih amatlah banyak. Jadwal kami masih amatlah padat. Kami amat kesulitan menyempatkan waktu untuk mencari bekal menghadap-Mu. Kami masih belum bisa meluangkan waktu untuk khusyuk dalam rukun, menyungkur sujud, menangis, mengiba, berdoa, dan mendekatkan jiwa sedekat mungkin dengan-Mu. Tuhan, tolong, jangan dulu Engkau menyuruh Izrail untuk mengambil nyawa kami. Karena kami masih terlalu sibuk.
Saya saya menyarankan untuk kamu yang sangat sibuk dengan agendamu untuk membaca buku ini sehingga setidaknya kamu sadar kalau kamu tetaplah seorang hamba yang harus meluangkan waktunya untuk beribadah kepada-Nya. Karena seperti firman-Nya, Allah menciptakan jin dan manusia tidak lain adalah agar mereka beribadah kepada-Nya. Semoga saja kalian diberikan kesempatan untuk membaca buku ini. Amin
Banyuwangi, 25 Juni 2017 | 01 Syawal 1438 H
Dibaca saat jadi calon mahasiswa baru.
SINGAPORE – The Islam faith is one that respects local cultures, and the traditions and cultures in Singapore do not conflict with the Prophet’s teachings, said the top Islamic scholar in Singapore.
“Being Islamic does not mean that we should abandon our customs and cultures which do not run contrary to Islamic principles,” said Mufti Dr Fatris Bakaram in his Hari Raya Aidilfitri sermon on Sunday (June 25).
Delivering his sermon in Malay, Dr Fatris said it will be problematic if a believer of Islam imposes foreign cultures and norms on a community like Singapore, which already has its own practices and traditions.
He warned against concluding that “what is foreign is definitely more Islamic”.
“Such attitudes usually arise from being easily fascinated by something new and something that differs from the norm,” he told a congregation of about 3,500 people at the Al-Mukminin Mosque in Jurong East.
His sermon – which was also read by other imams in all mosques here on Sunday – follows news of three people arrested under the Internal Security Act in last two weeks.
Two of the three were radicalised after being exposed to pro-Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) propaganda online.
On Sunday, Dr Fatris called on the Muslim community to always be wary and discerning of calls from unsure sources, especially given the widespread use of social media today.
He said: “Without a proper understanding of the religion, it is possible for us to be deceived by such manipulations. There are those who are influenced by calls to participate in conflicts, wars and acts of violence.”
These violent acts taint Islam and causes confusion on what the faith represents, Dr Fatris added.
Dr Fatris, as Mufti, helms the religious leadership in the 500,000-strong Muslim community here. He interprets Islamic law and provides spiritual guidance to the community.
Minister-in- charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim, who attended the sermon, told reporters the Mufti’s message was “very appropriate”.
“The Mufti was trying to reinforce the message that whatever we have been practising in Singapore, within our context, is appropriately Islamic for us to manifest it in our own way,” said Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister for Communications and Information.
“We are inundated with many other influences that we see today across the world today through the Internet. At the end of the day, there is always the debate as to which one is more Islamic than the other,” he noted.
The assurance by the Mufti is very important in that Islam practised in Singapore is “perfectly within the framework of Islam”, Dr Yaacob noted.
He also warned against allowing Islamophobia to sink its roots here.
“I wouldn’t say it is not a problem but we must always remain vigilant that it might take root in Singapore,” he added. “In corridors, in dinner tables, in gatherings, you never know what is being said, what is being uttered.”
The Muslim community has developed the skills to explain Islam to the non-Muslim community, Dr Yaacob noted, but both Muslim and non-Muslim leaders need to work “doubly hard” to ensure anti-Muslim sentiments do not take root here.
Asked about the upcoming presidential election, Dr Yaacob said potential candidates have to decide for themselves whether to contest.
“The electoral process is transparent, is fair. It is up to the individual to decide. We will take whatever outcomes that comes,” he said, adding: “Whether it is a walkover, whether it is a contest, we have to decide whatever the outcome is and embrace it wholeheartedly.”
The election, to be held in September, is the first reserved for Malay candidates, following changes to the law last year to ensure the major races are periodically represented in the office of the president, which should reflect Singapore’s multiracial society.
So far, Second Chance Properties chief executive Mohamed Salleh Marican, 67, and Bourbon Offshore Asia Pacific chairman Farid Khan, 62, have collected application forms.
More Info: www.straitstimes.com
“86” (politseikoodis vabanema või välja viskama) on Indoneesia tele-reality, kuhu võib vabalt ka ise sattuda. Eriti eestlasena, sest Eestis on vabaabielu vorm üsna tavaline. Tegemist on tele jaoks üles võetud reaalsete politseireididega, mis kammivad majutuskohti nagu hostelid ja suuremad kodumajutused. Pildile ei võeta mitte ainult kanepirulli keerajad, vaid ka ette sattuvad prostituudid ja turistid, kes juhtuvad magama poiss- või tüdruksõbraga ühe katuse all. Uksed lüüakse keset ööd lahti, kohalik Kalle Mihkels nõuab dokumente, naised nutavad, mehed sikutavad pükse jalga, ja lugu on väga piinlik ja vaatajale ülinaljakas, mis on peamine.
Kui paarike juhtub olema valge, võidakse vaadata läbi sõrmede, kui paariliste päevitus on aga oluliselt erinev ja registreeritud abielu tõestada pole võimalik, läheb tee jaoskonda. Harilikult lõpeb see noomitusega ja haleda teles antud lubadusega, et enam nii ei tee. Homod sellest reidist üldiselt pääsevad, kui just sama tuba jagavad noormehed ise oma kooselu ei reeda. Prostituudid viiakse sotsiaalmajja ning rullikeerajad saavad keelu riiki siseneda. Vallalistele lohutuseks on ehk see, et näod on teleri jaoks udustatud ning kehaosad hägustatakse isegi tuntud muusikavideotes. Nt Beyoncé pääseb uduplekkidest haruharva, sama kehtib ka kohalike teleshowde naissoost õhtujuhtide kohta, Kanye Westi teatud videost pool on põhiosas aga ainult must ekraan.
Ramadan is leaving again but it feels like I was just getting started. If you have read my previous posts on Ramadan, I hope they have somehow helped you in one way or another. Especially to those who are struggling to… find faith again. The reason why I started them in the first place was that I too was struggling with myself more than I anticipated. I felt like I was going in circles – as if I would never, ever get out of that deep hole.
As someone who has to go online to ‘work’ (to write, basically), I have to spend most days in front of my laptop other than babysitting my niece during the day. Well, almost every day. It can make you feel stagnant doing the same thing, over and over again. And at times, it can make you feel alone despite being surrounded by people. I know it has only been a year but being in the same position can get the best of you.
I started thinking about how am I going to grow as a writer and when am I even going to get a stable job. Yes, as a human being, I’ve become impatient. I never talk about it because I know I will get the same advice of “just be patient etc” and “you will get when it when you do”.
And if you are a writer, you probably know your biggest enemy isn’t anyone else but yourself. Your self-doubt. So what happens then? You start overthinking and punishing yourself for not doing more even if it is beyond your capabilities. Also as a writer, you have to think constantly about what to write etc.
What used to be my escape from the world has become a job. I love it, don’t get me wrong but again, it takes a looong time to get somewhere else. Sometimes, I would spend myself thinking rather than do the actual writing. There is this monster in my mind that would say “you are not good enough” or “your writing sucks” or “do you think people will read that? HAH!” It isn’t about getting approval from people, though. It’s more about your personal achievements.
And you could say I was going through an existential crisis. I even stopped doing what I love to do.
Especially when I was constantly feeding my thoughts with unnecessary things that had made me even more anxious. So I stopped being online for a while and anything that would add more to the anxiety.But how do these have anything.. anything to do with my Ramadan?
Well, one thing I’ve learnt about myself is that I had been a slave to my own thoughts. I didn’t know this was as dangerous as it would be with say… a physical hardship. Because you tend to not treat the ones that you can’t see and so you kind of let it be with the hopes that it will someday go away.
Newsflash: it won’t.
All of my “problems” somehow become magnified and instead of finding solace in solitude, I punished myself for not “being good enough”. So I dug deeper and really got to know what the root of all my negative – to a point of depressive – thoughts.
I have a certain standard of what it means to grow and if I haven’t reached that level yet by a certain time, I would “punish” myself. Instead of pushing down the standards according to what I am capable of doing with the state of my mind and soul that I was in, I gave in.
It’s a classic problem. The problem lies in my faith, my heart and more importantly, the state of mind.
Getting out of the mental rut is so difficult if you keep thinking that you are alone in this. Whenever I experience some kind of anxiety, I’d seclude myself in the room where no one would see me and would uncontrollably cry. Yep. The embarrassing type of crying.
But within those moments, I’ve realised one thing.
There is this kind of a voice that identifies what I am thinking does not define who I really am. It is a separate kind of “voice” that exists within those moments of anxiety that is aware of those negative thoughts. This voice – whatever it is – was there to guide me back to the reality of who I am.
That means I wasn’t alone.
And of course, I wasn’t. This “voice”… was inspired by the presence of my Lord. And only when I became broken and discovered the lowest point within myself that I finally understood the meaning of this beautiful ayat from the Quran:
“And We have already created man and know what his soul whispers to him, and We are closer to him than [his] jugular vein” (Surah Qaf:16)
I never understood how this ayat would apply to me, but it took for me to completely be vulnerable and broken enough to see.. to realise that He is everywhere. And He is the Master of me – even to the extent of the intangibility of my thoughts.
And that’s when I realise being grateful goes a long way. I was even grateful for those moments of weaknesses because it was only when I realised something about myself. It was only when I admitted I was the slave of my own thoughts that I was able to free myself from it.
See, when you’re constantly thinking low of yourself, it can make you feel like you are all what you’ve thought about yourself.
It takes a lot of courage and taqwa to liberate yourself from this- even to the point of your own thoughts. There so many forms of slavery in this world, and that is including being enslaved by your emotions and thoughts.
Let. It. Go. And let it flow. But don’t identify those thoughts as something that defines you as a person. They don’t define who you are.
Then, I’ve realised khusyu’ should not only be applied during prayers but in our everyday activity. It is an art of mindfulness. It’s about being present and being aware of what you think. Just as we face our Lord every day, we don’t shut off the world around us but we become mindful of what’s more important to us at that very moment than everything else.
And let’s face it, we think less of ourselves all the time (or at least I do). And we do need them to stay humble. But when it becomes out of control – when they transcend… well, we’d become the victims of our own thoughts. That’s what happened to me. My expectations overwhelmed my thoughts and my thoughts defeated my faith…
Only after that liberation, I was able to reclaim my self.
My gratitude wasn’t just that I wasn’t complaining, but it was seeing little things around me as blessings. It no longer revolves around my expectations nor even my achievements in life. It’s more about being unconditionally and completely free from this perfectionism within you – this desire to be “in control”.
I still write, I still babysit and I still am doing the same things that I did before I was free. But I stopped trying to be in control. I stopped worrying and let things be.
There are moments where those thoughts came back, but I’d instantly snap into the present and look everything around me. The sky, the trees, my family, my books, my cats. My hands, my arms, my health, my perfectly working limbs… everything. I redirected my thoughts to what makes me alive. And never a day that I went by without food on the table, nor a shelter above me.
I just start being more present. Even if it is just cleaning, or doing the laundry. I stopped worrying about the next thing I am going do or have to do and let my actions now lead to the other. Again, it is being more mindful that I find what it’s like to be free from worrying about the future or the past and whatever that I can’t control.
My Ramadan was difficult but it was special. The people and everything that I was blessed with – I couldn’t ask for more. Most importantly, my state of mind. I let things go. I’ve had some closure. And I’ve become myself again.
Of course, it’s always with a heavy heart to leave a special month, but this time, I feel a lot freer and calmer than when I first came into Ramadan. It wasn’t as I expected it to be but it was never a waste. And I may not ‘felt’ anything in the beginning but it sure had made me feel so much now… and everything is just starting to make sense again.
Saya mengucapkan Salam Aidilfitri kepada semua Muslimin Dan Muslimat di Malaysia terutamanya kekawan saya. Maaf Zahir Dan Batin.
After 30 days of fasting, have a joyous time celebrating the first revelation of the Qu’ran. Please forgive me if I had offended anyone in word or deed.
Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other components tend to creep in as well.
Here’s how it works.
As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the case in:
United States — Muslim 0.6%
Australia — Muslim 1.5%
Canada — Muslim 1.9%
China — Muslim 1.8%
Italy — Muslim 1.5%
Norway — Muslim 1.8%
At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs. This is happening in:
Denmark — Muslim 2%
Germany — Muslim 3.7%
United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
Spain — Muslim 4%
Thailand — Muslim 4.6%
From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in:
France — Muslim 8%
Philippines — Muslim 5%
Sweden — Muslim 5%
Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world.
When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections, in:
Guyana — Muslim 10%
India — Muslim 13.4%
Israel — Muslim 16%
Kenya — Muslim 10%
Russia — Muslim 15%
After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues, such as in:
Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%
At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in:
Bosnia — Muslim 40%
Chad — Muslim 53.1%
Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%
From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in:
Albania — Muslim 70%
Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
Sudan — Muslim 70%
After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in some ways is on-going in:
Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
Egypt — Muslim 90%
Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
Iran — Muslim 98%
Iraq — Muslim 97%
Jordan — Muslim 92%
Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
Pakistan — Muslim 97%
Palestine — Muslim 99%
Syria — Muslim 90%
Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%
100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such as in:
Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
Somalia — Muslim 100%
Yemen — Muslim 100%
Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.
‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel. — Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’
It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not even enter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learn only the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate.
Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population. But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Some say Muslims will exceed 50% of the world’s population by the end of this century. END
The Islamic conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. — Will Durant, as quoted on Daniel Pipes site.
Conservative estimates place the number at 80 million dead Indians.
According to some calculations, the Indian (subcontinent) population decreased by 80 million between 1000 (conquest of Afghanistan) and 1525 (end of Delhi Sultanate). — Koenrad Elst as quoted on Daniel Pipes site
80 Million?! The conquistadors’ crimes pale into insignificance at that number. No wonder Hitler admired Islam as a fighting religion. He stood in awe of Islam, whose butchery even he did not surpass.
Over 110 Million Blacks were killed by Islam.
… a minumum of 28 Million African were enslaved in the Muslim Middle East. Since, at least, 80 percent of those captured by Muslim slave traders were calculated to have died before reaching the slave market, it is believed that the death toll from 1400 years of Arab and Muslim slave raids into Africa could have been as high as 112 Millions. When added to the number of those sold in the slave markets, the total number of African victims of the trans-Saharan and East African slave trade could be significantly higher than 140 Million people. — John Allembillah Azumah, author of The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa: A Quest for Inter-religious Dialogue
Guess we won’t be hearing this anytime soon from Rev. Al and Minister Farrakhan.
But The American Thinker is not finished:
Add just those two numbers alone together, and Islam has surpassed the victims of 20th-century totalitarianism. However, it does not end there. Add the millions who died at the hand of Muslims in the Sudan in our lifetime.
Much of Islamic slavery was sexual in nature, with a preference for women. Those men who were captured were castrated. The mulatto children of the women were often killed, which explains why Islam was not demographically shifted towards the black race, unlike slaves in the West, who bore children to breed a mestizo class. Add in those dead children; and we arrive at well over 200 million.
We know that over 1 million Europeans were enslaved by Barbary Pirates. How many died is anybody’s guess.
…for the 250 years between 1530 and 1780, the figure could easily have been as high as 1,250,000 – BBC
In the Middle Ages…
…many slaves were passed through Armenia and were castrated there to fill the Muslim demand for eunuchs. — Slavery in Early Medieval Europe.
The same practice ran through Islamic Spain. North Europeans captured from raids up to Iceland, or purchased, were butchered in the castratoriums of Iberia. Many died from the operations that ran for centuries.
Don’t forget the 1.5 million Armenian Christians killed by the Turks during WWI.
And these are certainly not all of those slaughtered by Islam throughout the world in history.
The American Thinker grapples with a total number:
Add this all up. The African victims. The Indian victims. The European victims. Add in the Armenian genocide. Then add in the lesser known, but no doubt quite large number of victims of Eastern Asia. Add in the jihad committed by Muslims against China, which was invaded in 651 AD. Add in the Crimean Khanate predations on the Slavs, especially their women.
Though the numbers are not clear, what is obvious is that Islam is the greatest murder machine in history bar none, possibly exceeding 250 million dead. Possibly one-third to one-half or more of all those killed by war or slavery in history can be traced to Islam; and this is just a cursory examination.
Now consider the over 125 Million women today who have been genitally mutilated for Islamic honor’s sake. In spite of what apologists tell you, the practice is almost totally confined to Islamic areas.
As President Obama speaks to the nation Sunday night, it is doubtful he will cite any of these historical facts.
It seems his criticism of religion is limited to Christianity and Judaism.