الناسخ والمنسوخ هو احد جذور الارهاب في المنظومة العقائدية للمسلمين

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الناسخ والمنسوخ هو احد جذور الارهاب في المنظومة العقائدية للمسلمين

مَا نَنسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِّنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ قدير. 2:106

قبل الدخول قي صلب الموضوع أودّ ان أشير الى ملاحظة مهمة وهو ان انتقادي الشديد لعقيدة المسلمين هو ليس افتراء ولا تهجم على تعاليمنا الدينية ولكن اصبح واضحا وجليا لكل من أراد ان يقوم بنظرة تحليلية لواقع المسلمين ان الاٍرهاب والعنف هو متأصل في عقيدتنا اي عقيدة دين المسلمين. وقبل ان ادخل في موضوعي أودّ ان أشير الى نقطة مهمة الا وهي يجب ان نفصل بين الدين الاسلامي الحنيف والدين المنظم الذي أسسه علماء المسلمين. وعلى هذا فان كلامي هنا وغيره من المقالات هو موجٌه الى المنظومة العقائدية لديننا اي دين المسلمين ،المتشرذم لفرق عدّة يكفّر بعضها الاخر،وان كلامي لا يمس الدين الاسلامي الحنيف الذي يضم جميع خلق الله، وأن المعيار فيه هو العمل الصالح والاحسان. اما ديننا المُنٓظٓم او المؤدلج، دين الفقهاء، فأنّه يضم فقط اتباعه والمعيار فيه هو الانتماء اللفظي او البيئي.
والآن اوّد ان أتناول احد المواضيع المهمة جدا والتي وفي اعتقادي لها علاقة مباشرة في انحطاط واقع المسلمين. ويعتبر في نفس الوقت احد أسباب هذا الانحطاط واحد جذور الاٍرهاب الديني عند المسلمين. وهو مفهوم الناسخ والمنسوخ الذي تبنّاه علماء المسلمين تجاه القرأن الكريم. ويمكن ان أقول انّ هذا المنهج يمثل اعظم ضربة وجهّت ضد جوهر تعاليم الاسلام الحنيف. المؤسف هنا ان علماء المسلمين اتخذوامفهوم الناسخ والمنسوخ ذريعة للعبث في آيات القران الكريم ومحاولة لتعطيل رسالة السلام والتسامح في كتاب الله وإيهام الناس بان تلك الآيات ،آيات السلم الاجتماعي والتسامح قد نسخت اي الغي حكمها بآيات الحرب والعنف. وهذه المحاولة هي التفاف حول عدم إمكانية تحريف القرآن بعد ان تكفل الله بحفظ كتابه من التحريف اللفظي.
وباختصار ان الناسخ والمنسوخ كما يراه علماء المسلمين يعني ان هناك آيات قرآنية نسخت ،اي ألغت ، آيات قرآنية اخرى تحت ذرائع مختلفة لم ينزل الله بها من سلطان. والجدير بالذكر ان فقهاء المسلمين شيعة وسنة يختلفون في الآيات المنسوخة اي ان هناك آيات تعتبر منسوخة في نظر علماء السنة ولكن ذاتها تعتبر غير منسوخة في نظر علماء الشيعة، وهذه معضلة كبيرة تؤدي الى الاستهتار في آيات القرآن الكريم وتفتح باب تعطيل آيات قرآنية عديدة بذريعة بأنّها منسوخة لتوافق ما يمليه عليهم أصول المذهب او أراء فقهائهم. وقد أدّى ذلك الى إلغاء آيات عديدة تدعوا الى السلم الاجتماعي بآيات اخرى تدعوا الى العنف والصراع المجتمعي كآيات الحروب والقتال. ولا يسعني ان أوسع في تفاصيل هذه الآيات في مقالي هذا ومن أراد ذلك فعليه الرجوع الى كتب عقائد المسلمين. وأما موضوع بحثي هنا هو تبيان بطلان مفهوم الناسخ والمنسوخ ضمن نطاق القرآن الكريم وذلك من خلال مناقشة الآية الكريمة التي استندوا عليها علماء المسلمين لاستنباط مفهوم الناسخ والمنسوخ.
وهذه الآية جاءت في سورة البقرة أية ١٠٦

“مَا نَنسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ نُنسِهَا نَأْتِ بِخَيْرٍ مِّنْهَا أَوْ مِثْلِهَا أَلَمْ تَعْلَمْ أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ”

من المؤكد ان ظاهر المعنى يشير الى مفهوم الناسخ والمنسوخ ولكن السؤال هنا”هل هو يتعلق بآيات القرآن الكريم ام ماذا؟
اذا تمعنا في هذه الايةالكريمة يمكن ان نرى ان هناك مفهوم آخر اضافة الى مفهوم النسخ ؛”نٓنسٓخْ “، وهو مفهوم النسيان ؛”نُنسِها” كما هو واضح بصورة جلية من الآية المذكورة. فهذه الآية تؤكد بوضوح مفهومان وهما النسخ والنسيان .وبما ان الآية بدأت ب”ما” الشرطية والتي جزمت الفعلين كما في “ننسخ” و”نُنسِها” على التوالي فهذا يقتضي جوابان للشرط؛الجواب الاول جاء في العبارة “نأتي بخير منها” وهو جواب للجملة الاولى “ننسخ من آية” وَأَمَّا جواب الشرط الثاني فهو”أو مِثلها” وهو جوابا للجملة الثانية “او نُنسِها”. نفهم من هذا التبسيط بان الآية تشير الى ان النسخ هو غير النسيان فالنسخ هو إلغاء شئ بآخر وأما النسيان ازالته تماما ومحوه من الحفظ الذهني والذاكرة. لقد كتب علماء المسلمين الكثير في هذا الموضوع وبالامكان الرجوع الى كتب التفسير والفقه. فهل من المعقول ان هناك آيات قرآنية قد نسخت اي ألغيت بعد إنزالها ومن ثم الغائها او آيات اخرى أنساها الله للنبي وما هو الغرض من إنزالها أولاً على قلب النبي ومن ثمّ نسخها بعد ما تلاها النبي على إسماع المسلمين او انسائها اي محوها قبل ان يتلوها على إسماع المسلمين، فهذا العبث بعينه وحاشا الله من ذلك، ومحاولة دنيئة الى تحريف القرآن الكريم. ألم يتكفل الله بحفظ القرآن “انا نحن نزلنا الذكر وانا له لحافظون” فأن الناسخ والمنسوخ هو التفاف حول حفظ القرأن من التحريف. والآن اعود الى الموضوع فإذا قبلنا جدلا ان هناك ناسخ ومنسوخ ضمن القرآن الكريم فلنأخذ السؤال التالي: اذا سلمنا بمفهوم النسخ في آيات القرآن فما الفائدة من ازالة آيات من القرآن وبعد ذلك إنزال مثلها بالضبط مرة اخرى كما هو واضح من جملة “نأت ….مثلها” فما السبب من إنزالها اولا ثم انسائها ثم إنزال مثلها طبق الأصل الا يعتبر هذا عبث وضياع للوقت ولا يصدر ذلك من إنسان واعي عاقل فكيف يمكن ان ينسب ذلك الى الله عز وخل. وذات الشئ ينطبق في حالة إنزال أية ثم الغائها ثم إنزال اخرى أفضل منها كما هو واضح من جملة “نأت بخير منها”
الان كيف نفهم الناسخ والمنسوخ المشار اليه في هذه الآية ونحن نقرأ أية اخرى تؤكد لنا ان القرآن كتاب محكم وليس فيه إلغاء او إنساء كما هو واضح في قوله تعالى:

“…كتاب أحكمت آياته ثم فصِّلت من لّٓدُن حكيمٍ خبير” سورة هود أية ١

ومن الواضح ان إلغاء آيات والإتيان باحسن منها او إنساء آيات والإتيان بمثلها لا يمكن ان يكون من صفات “حكيم خبير” وبناء على ذلك نستنتج من هذا ان النسخ او النسيان المشار إليهما في الآية أعلاه لا يمكن ان يكون له علاقة بآيات القرآن الكريم. والسؤال هنا أين وقع الناسخ والمنسوخ؟
والجواب هو واضح اذا نظرنا الي سياق الآيات التي سبقت أية ٢:١٠٦ سوف نرى ان إبتداءً من آية رقم ٤٠ الى أية النسخ المعنية نرى الخطاب موّجه الى بني اسرائيل في الغالب وفجأة تغير الموضوع الى الإشارة الى مفهوم النسخ والانساء، ومن هذا نستنتج بأن الناسخ والمنسوخ حدث فعلاً في الكتب السماوية السابقة. بمعنى أوضح ان الله قد ألغى بعض الآيات من التوراة والانجيل او أنساها فأنزل أحسن منها في القرآن الكريم وكذلك انزل مثل بعض الآيات المنسية في التوراة والانجيل فأعاد الله هذه الآيات المنسية اي “مثلها” في القرآن الكريم.
وأخيرا فلا يوجد ناسخ ومنسوخ في القرآن الكريم وان هذا الادعاء الباطل قد أدى الى افراغ القرآن الكريم من محتواه وفتحت الباب للعبث في أهداف القرآن السامية وسمحت لمن هب ودب من فقهاء المسلمين ان يفتوا بما تشتهي تعاليم المذهب الذي ينتمي اليه الفقيه وما لا ينزل به الله من سلطان وأخذوا يدّعون كثير من الأباطيل منهم عن نيّة سيئة ومنهم عن جهل. وينبغي على الجميع ان يتعظوا من قوله تعالى:

” ذلك بأن الله هو الحق وأن ما يدعون من دونه هو الباطل وان الله هو العلي الكبير”االحج ٦٢

 

والله اعلم

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Adill Hissan
كندا

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Shiites Muslims dishonor Lady Fatima Al-Zahra but they are unaware of it!!!

It is unfortunate that the Shiite Muslims follow a doctrine that is fundamentally based on stories of fantasy and folk tales. The first of such stories is the infamous story of “breaking the rib of Fatima Al-Zahra” and other stories in which condemning, cursing and delegitimizing the companions of the Prophet Mohammad and other trivial ideas that do not feed the hungry nor cloth the destitute, heal the sick and caring for orphans. It does not contribute to the betterment of human conditions and the advancement of our human civilization.
These tendentious teachings that led to the fragmentation of social fabric and decay of human moral values of Muslim societies, have curtailed the universal role of “ahlul Bait, Prophet’s household” in guiding humanity. Unfortunately it has made Fatima Zahra, this great woman who‘s mission was to strive for the sake of the universal values and principles of Mankind, a woman preoccupied with only material and mundane things, mainly the issue of her inheritance from her father, specifically the “land of Fadak”. In addition it has also made her a woman whose main characteristics is “anger”, where Shiite scholars with their followers propagate with conviction this hateful narrative that Fatima was angry at the first Muslim caliph, Abu Bakr, and they alleged that she requested her family not to allow Abu Bakr to attend her funeral after her death.
These allegations are detrimental to Lady Fatima’s legacy, if we were to assume that the Shiites’ allegations are to be true then in essence, they insinuate that she does not have the moral and ethical capacity to exercise forgiveness toward the first Caliph Abu Bakr. How dare they accuse Fatima to remain angry until her death and not have the desire to forgive Abu Bakr while the Quran highlight that the most important quality of true believer is pardon and forgiveness of others. In addition, how can we take Fatima as role model in exercising pardon and forgiveness towards others if the Shiites continue to emphasize on these kinds of teachings and ridicules claims. These ideas and beliefs lead to spark ideological differences, stirring sectarian dissention and propagate bigotry and hatred between the followers of the same religion.

Adill hissan
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Is burning the Quran mount to destroy life

Is burning the Quran mount to destroy a Human Life?

Is insulting the Prophet of Islam must be punishable by death, as it is adopted by the so called Muslim sharia laws?

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The best way to discuss these questions above is really we must examine the murder of Farkhunda. Farkhunda is an Afghani Muslim activist who was murdered two weeks ago. Her murder is clear indication of the major terrible flaws in our Muslim teachings. The details of this murder and the motives of the attackers, as stated by media outlets, confirm my belief that Muslims worship their system of belief; àqeeda and they do not worship God. According to Afghani official sources, the crowd decided to brutally attack this women as a response to the shouts of one Mulla whom she was trying to educate regarding witchcraft, shouted that she burned the Quran and the shouts of “AllahuAkbar” followed by those who were close to this Mulla, then the crowed responded by brutally attacking Farkhunda, by beatings, relentless kicks, throwing her body from a bridge, driving a car over her body, then burn her body and the crowed were not satisfied they throw her charred remains into the river.
What really worth noting here is that the crowed were outraged and decided to destroy a human life as a response to the allegation of burning the Quran. And these attackers were not affiliated with extremist groups and not members of ISIS or Al-Qaeda, rather they are urbanized average young males growing up in the capital city Kabul. In summary they were not motivated by extremist views, they only acted in accordance to the teachings of our Muslim doctrine. And the Muslim opinions throughout the media and social networks, were focused only about the false allegations of burning the Quran. In fact many Muslim scholar’s opinions stating that if the allegation of burning the Quran were true then she got what she deserved but they expressed their displeasure for the fact that these crowds did not confirm these allegation of burning the Quran before their brutal attack against this honorable lady, Farkhunda. So in essence Muslims seem to be in agreement that burning the Quran is punishable by death by beating, stoning, burning or any other brutal methods. Unfortunately, at no time no one raised the notion that even if these allegations were true; burning the quran, is it justifiable to end human life.
This really confirm that Muslims worships their belief system, the Quran, the prophet and other aqeeda-belief, symbols. The question I ask everyone that “who says that burning the Quran is punishable by death? and furthermore who says that insulting the prophet of Islam is punishable by death. These kinds of beliefs truly signify one important fact that is the Muslim teaching is NOT centered around the “Human being” rather it signify the fact that our Muslim doctrine is centered around the teachings of the Muslim jurists-Fuqaha. The Quran puts the Human being at the center of religion, and at the center of the Message of all of God messengers
In other words that religion, the Quran and the all of God messages conveyed to his messengers, are there to serve the Human being. Muslims seem to take it the way around, they are under the belief that the human being suppose to serve the religion. If we were to gather the entire copies of the Quran in the world and set them on fire it will not effect the message of the Quran and that the Human life worth far more than all of the Qurans in the world. The human being is more honorable than the “Kaba” , as stated by Prophet Mauhammad. And the Human being is the most sacred entity from among the entire creation of God.
The murder of Farkhunda is an isolated incident rather it hit a cord deep within the fundamentals of our Muslim doctrine. And it should open a candid debate about the legitimacy of the adopted corporal punishment regarding burning the Quran, or insulting the Prophet of Islam and other brutal practices adpoted by the Muslim Shari’a Laws.

Muslim should stop worshiping the “aqeeda, belief system” and begin worshiping the Absolute God, not the sectarian nor the religious God.

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Tribute to the Martyr the Honorable Lady Farkhunda Zahra Naderi

Tribute to the Martyr the Honorable Lady Farkhunda Zahra Nadir,

who murdered for seeking reform in the Muslim teachings

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Farkhunda, a 27-year-old Afghan woman, was murdered in Kabul on March 19, 2015. She had been arguing with a mullah, who then made a false accusation that she had burned the Quran.

Farkhunda had previously been arguing with a mullah in front of a mosque, where she worked as a religious teacher, about his practice of selling witchcraft amulets at a religious shrine. During this argument, she was falsely accused of burning the Quran, after which a crowd overheard this accusation and beat her to death. Farkhunda’s parents said the killing was instigated by the mullah with whom Farkhunda had been talking, who, according to Tolo News, began loudly accusing her of burning the Quran “in order to save his job and life.”

After beating and kicking Farkhunda, the mob drove a car over her body and threw her over a bridge, and then set her body on fire and threw it in the river.

Link shows details of this crime:  http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/23/asia/afghanistan-woman-killed/index.html

 

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شريعة الفقهاء ام شريعة الله

ومن الواضح ان ما يسمى بالفقه الإسلامي بشقيه الشيعي والسني هو قراءة ماضوية لنصوص القرآن والسنة المزعومة ويمكن القول من باب الإنصاف ان منظومة الفقه الإسلامي أو ما يسمى بالشريعة الإسلامية انها كانت صالحة ضمن شروط الزمان والمكان وكانت عادلة في نطاق تلك المعطيات والشروط ولكن عندما انتهج فقهاء المسلمين منهج الجمود والدوغمائية الماضوية مما أدى إلى اغتيال العقل واصبحوا عبيدا للماضي ولم يستطيعوا بتطويرها ضمن إطار معطيات وشروط العصر الحديث مما أدى ذلك إلى تحويل الفقه الإسلامي أو ما تسمى بالشريعة الإسلامية إلى موضع استهزاء من قبل المجتمعات المتحضرة، ومثال ذلك ما يبكي ويضحك كما في رضاعة الكبير عند أهل السنة والاستمتاع الشهواني والتفخيذ بالطفلة الرضيعة عند الشيعة الامامية. فبعد ما كانت الشريعة الإسلامية موضع احترام في عصرها وشروطها المناسبة وأحدثت ثورة اجتماعية عالمية وأخرجت الناس آنذاك من الظلمات إلى النور، ولكن بعد ما فشلوا المسلمين ،شيعة وسنة، في إعادة تطويرها أو طرح قراءة جديدة، فتحولّت من شريعة سمحاء إلى شريعة ظالمة غير إنسانية، تظلم المرأة في عصرنا هذا بعد ما عدلتها واعطتها مكانتها المناسبة آنذاك، وكذلك تدعوا إلى ممارسات غير إنسانية في نطاق القيم الإنسانية الحديثة، من قتل الما يسمى بالمرتد وقتل المثليين أو ما يسمَّون بقوم لوط، وقطع يد السارق ورجم المرأة، وصلب من يحارب الله ورسوله!!!وتكفبر الناصبي والرافضي وووووو..فأصبحت هذه الشريعة السمحاء ـضمن زمانها وشروطهاـ إلى شريعة ماضوية فاشلة لا تصلح في إدارة قطيع من البهائم ناهيك من أن تدير مجتمع من البشر. نرى في السعودية تطبيق الكثير من بنود الما تسمى بالشريعة الإسلامية من قطع اليد وقطع الأعناق. فالبعض يدافعوا عن هذه الممارسات اللاإنسانية بحجة انه لا تطبق بصورة عادلة ولا يمكن تطبيقها الا من قبل حكومة عادلة بقيادة حاكم عادل كما يعتقد قسم من الشيعة بإمكانية تطبيقها على يد الامام المنتظر ولكن البعض الاخر يعتقد بإمكانية تطبيقها على يد حاكم عادل نائب المهدي المنتظر كما هو موجود في جمهورية ايران تحت عنوان ولي الفقيه، حيث تم في ايران رجم حوالي 150 امرأة منذ تأسيس الجمهورية الشيعية الإيرانية لحين سنة 2012 وتحت ضغوط المجتمع الغربي الكافر!!!!! مما اضطرهم إلى النظر في هذه العقوبة اللاإنسانية. واما عند أهل السنة والجماعة فحدث ولا حرج. ويبقى هكذا المسلمون مستعبدين لأوهام الماضي ومكبلين بفتاوى الفقهاء البالية واللاإنسانية.

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The Muslim Mind and the problem of terrorism

These lectures represent a psycho analysis of the Muslim mind and what motivate a Muslim to become an extremist.

Series of lectures about the universality of Islam in relation to Imam Hussain sacrifice on the plain of Karbalaon the day of Ashura, during the day of Muharram.

These lectures are based on four notions;The Intellect, Ignorance, Knowledge, Religion and they are discussed from a Quranic perspective and supported by various Prophetic traditions and statements of Imam Ali (as). These lectures represent a psycho analysis of the Muslim mind and what motivate a Muslim to become an extremist.

This lecture below is part #8 and it is only an audio mp3. If you like to listen to the other seven lectures you can go to youtube at:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE3fMblE3mZgUh-mlH8Jfvg

 

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Galactic Embrace is only a Glorification of the Divine.

Galactic Embrace is only a Glorification of the Divine.

Love is the divine urge of the Cosmos to merge into the Ocean of the Beloved. And it is a true form of Glorification of the Absolute.

All existent s pursue Love merely as inevitable expression to embrace its real Cosmological self; although man, as free being, often embraces the illusionary forms of Love.

17:44 Glorifies Him, the seven heavens and the earth and all that is therein. And there is not a thing but glorifies in His praise; but ye understand not their Glorification. Lo! He is ever Clement, Forgiving.

تُسَبِّحُ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ السَّبْعُ وَالأَرْضُ وَمَن فِيهِنَّ وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلاَّ يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدَهِ وَلَـكِن لاَّ تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ حَلِيمًا غَفُورًا 17:44

Adill Hissan

Katib

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The power of Pen

 

The pen is mightier than the sword. And what a sword Malala wields.

Neil Hedley takes a look at the youngest of the Nobel Peace Prize nominees, and the wisdom of a 16 year-old girl.
Neil Hedley, October 10, 2013 2:37:38 PM

As the world waits to learn the winner of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, the world is also watching Malala Yousafzai, the girl from Pakistan who was shot in the head 366 days ago for her support of education for girls.

Even the letter of “explanation” from the Taliban, who perpetrated the horror, said that Malala was shot for “intentionally writing against [the Taliban] and running a smearing campaign to malign their efforts to establish Islamic system in Swat and your writings were provocative.”

For the Taliban, yes, writings that powerfully advocate for the education of girls and women without regard to whether that education adheres to “Western” or “Eastern” standards, but simply to standards of whether it is complete, would be seen as provocative.  And for many of us in the West, with our snow days and our summer vacations, the idea that a child would stare down the barrel of a gun in the name of education is something that might be difficult to conceive.  Then again, so is the wisdom of the child who can use the power her education has given her to share thoughts like the ones I found in speeches and interviews she’s given.

My personal list of favorites includes this line from the Inauguration of the Library of Birmingham in the UK this past January:

“There is no greater weapon than knowledge and no greater source of knowledge than the written word.”

Yet another came from her appearance this week on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart:

In my opinion, the solution to stop all these wars and solve all these problems that people are facing, is education. Going to school is not only about learning different subjects – it teaches you communication, you learn about equality, because students are provided the same benches. It teaches students how to live with others, how to accept each other’s language, each other’s traditions, each other’s religion. It also teaches us justice, it teaches us respect, it teaches us how to live together.

Then, there’s this one from her speech to the UN General Assembly:

There was a time when women activists asked men to stand up for their rights. But this time we will do it by ourselves. I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women’s rights, but I am focusing on women to be independent and fight for themselves.

Heady stuff on your 16th birthday.  While for many of us in the West, it’s love songs on the radio that carry the lesson about not appreciating what you have until it’s gone, for Malala that lesson was about something much larger, as she told Jon Stewart on Tuesday night:

Part of our human nature is that we don’t learn the importance of anything until it’s snatched from our hands. And in Pakistan when we were stopped from going to school, at that time I realized that education is very important. Education is the power for women, and that’s why the terrorists are afraid of education: They do not want women to get education because then women will become more powerful.

Malala’s world is one of empowerment, and she told an incredulous Diane Sawyer that she believes words are more powerful than any gun, much the way she said it to the UN:

Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons.  One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.

There are other gems, too, like the interview where she said:

I don’t mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I’m afraid of no one.

However, for me, the two home run quotes from Malala Yousafzai came from her appearance with Jon Stewart on Tuesday.  The first deals with her earliest beginnings as an activist.

My father was great encouragement for me.  He spoke out for women’s rights.  He spoke out for girls’ education.  And at that time, I said, ‘Why should I wait for someone else? Why should I be looking to the Government or to the Army, that they would help us? Why don’t I raise my voice? Why don’t we speak up for our rights?

And the quote that stopped me in my tracks was this – and it’s a powerful lesson for all of us:

I started to think that the Talib would come and he would just kill me. Then I said, ‘What if he comes – what would you do, Malala?’ I would reply to myself and say, ‘Malala just take a shoe and hit him,’ but then I said ‘If you hit a Talib with your shoe, there would be no difference between you and the Talib. You must not treat others with cruelty. You must fight others,but through peace, through dialogue, and through education.’

 

 

This article was published by “theloop” at this link:

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Boston Marathon Bombing and Muslim Moral Obligation towards the west

Muslims and the Western world
Muslim terrorism

In Light of the “Boston Marathon Bombing”

Unfortunately the majority of Muslims in the west are under the illusion that these terrorist activities which are committed by Muslims in the West, to name few-the 911 attack, the most recent ones; “the Boston marathon bombings” and “the Woolwich, meat cleaver, murder in London”, are justified because of the evil policies of the Western powers towards the Muslim world. I have heard these claims by most if not all Muslims whether on a personal level or via the Media. I say to these negative sentiment which possess the Muslim mind, that if you truly believe in these sentiments and sincerely sympathize with the notion which alludes to the Western injustices against the Muslim people and you feel strongly to do something about it. And you are convinced that the only way to fight on behalf of the oppressed Muslims!, is to resort to violent methods in response to the injustices committed by the Western powers. Then no need to conspire or betray the trust, the solution is very simple, and that is gather your legal papers, entrance visa, landed immigrant documents, citizenship, etc.. and pack your belongings and go to the immigration office and surrender your legal paper to the authorities and tell them ” I can no longer honor my stay in this land because your government is committing injustice against my Muslim brothers!! And therefore I am breaking my vow which I gave upon becoming citizen.” Then leave the western country and go to any Muslim land to join your Muslim brothers!! and fight the West. This way you will not compromise your Muslim values and break your Muslim vow which was given upon becoming citizen of a non Muslim country. Just for the records, I do not encourage any Muslim to pursue such option simply because it does not represent the true Islamic spirit, but it is far better than resorting to conspiracy and betrayal.

It is important for Muslims, who live in the west, must always be conscious of one of the main principles of Islam that is to honor agreements, and to return goodness with goodness, as it is stated in 16:19 of the Holy Quran:

“16:91 And be true to your bond with God whenever you bind yourselves by a pledge, and do not break [your] oaths after having [freely] confirmed them and having called upon God to be witness to your good faith: behold, God knows all that you do. “

“وَأَوْفُواْ بِعَهْدِ اللّهِ إِذَا عَاهَدتُّمْ وَلاَ تَنقُضُواْ الأَيْمَانَ بَعْدَ تَوْكِيدِهَا وَقَدْ جَعَلْتُمُ اللّهَ عَلَيْكُمْ كَفِيلاً إِنَّ اللّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَفْعَلُونَ “

According to the famous Muslim Quran commentator Al-Razi, he states that “every pledge given by man to man represents, in its essence, a pledge to God.
Many Muslims in the west do not seem to fully understand their obligations towards the non-Muslim society where they chose to be part of. One of the reasons, in my opinion, for this kind of thinking is because they think or they are made to think by their deviated religious authorities, that this is not their promised land rather they are only here for economical reasons. Therefore, there is no need to treat this non Muslim western land as their land, so that they participate in the progress of this society. Consequently the Muslim individual, in the west, would feel confused and not knowing how to assimilate into the western society. He or she will create a psychological barrier which would prevent him or her from feeling the sense of belonging. Such type of thinking will further develop into detachment from his society. No more common goal or interest, which connects him with his society’s members. Such people often become very susceptible to radicalism and extremism. If he falls in the hands of extremist religious leader, he will most likely turn into an extremist and the rest you know.
On the other hand the majority of Muslims living in the west are law abiding citizens and really cherish their being in the west. They deplore the radical form of Islam and have tried making their voices heard, but unfortunately we need to do more in this regard. In addition, these moderate Muslims, have also expressed themselves peacefully against some bad western policies toward the Middle east or any other part of this world, which I believe it is within their rights to do so; such rights are guaranteed by the same constitution that they have sworn to protect.

I believe Muslims in the west must develop a different approach regarding their place and role toward the western society which have embraced them. When Muslims choose new home and migrate to non- Muslim land, they enter a binding agreement with the government of non-Muslim land.

It is known that when becoming a citizen of a country the applicant must give an oath of commitment and must swear solemnly on his or her symbols of belief, such as the holy Bible, the Holy Quran, etc… and if they become citizen of any country he or she must enter into a binding covenant with the government and he or she must honor this agreement at all given times. There is no room for sabotage or undermining this agreement. The essence of this agreement is to uphold the constitution and preserve the peace and security of the land. This agreement is ought to be treated as divine according to our Islamic obligations and it is a Quranic principle as shown in the above verse 16:91.

Unfortunately some Muslims in the west do not seem to adhere to this Islamic obligation toward the society which embraces them. They allow themselves to be enslaved by these perverted religious Muslim extremists and follow their wishes but not the wishes of their religion. They develop hate towards their non-Muslims society’s members. This hate will develop into committing murder in the name of Islam under a various pretexts and excuses, such as the western polices toward Muslims, occupations of Muslim lands, or whatever the reason might be. Non of those reasons really should justify betrayal of the trust and the vow which they gave upon their becoming citizen. This vow , by necessity extends to their offspring who are or will be born into the non Muslim land. Hence, there is no justification for revenge, murdering civilians and attacking civilian targets, for Islam dose not command such actions. They conspire against the land and its people which were good to them.

I believe it is incumbent upon all Muslims who live in the west should honour their obligation to keep the peace and security and preserve the integrity of society. We must develop the sense of belonging to the western Land, for there is no such thing of Muslim land. Every land is the land of God. Embrace the land that embraces you. Imam Ali said that “the land which does not carry you abandon it”. If your rights, dignity and sustenance are maintained and provided by the land you live in then cherish it and protect it, for it is a basic moral and human obligation. No one can advice otherwise; no parents or any religious leader can advice otherwise. The holy Quran orders Muslims to return goodness with goodness as it is stated in Chapter 55:60:

“55:60 Could the reward of good be aught but good? ”

هَلْ جَزَاء الْإِحْسَانِ إِلَّا الْإِحْسَانُ (55:60

Muslims in the west must not betray the trust which was given to them by the western Societies. All Muslims live in the west are in fair conditions and their rights are being preserved, in comparison to that of their native land. There is no other option in this equation of goodness but to return goodness, done to us, by goodness; in preserving the trust; in protecting peace, stability, and integrity of society. In doing that , in essence we are protecting our own integrity; our own peace; our own future, for we share the same land with them.

I leave you at this note until next time
Adill Hissan
Katib

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The Human Soul and its Dimensions

The Human Soul and its Dimensions

Al-Nafs and its dimensions

Qur’anic Perspective

“By a soul (Nafs) and how He fashioned it (sawwaha). 7 and how He inspired it (alhamaha) with its immorality (fujooraha) and with its piety (ta’qwaha) ! Truly successful is he who purifies it (Zakka-ha) * and truly lost is he who buries it (Das-sa-ha) 91:7-10”

وَنَفْسٍ وَمَا سَوَّاهَا 7 فَأَلْهَمَهَا فُجُورَهَا وَتَقْوَاهَا  8  قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن زَكَّاهَا9 وَقَدْ خَابَ مَن دَسَّاهَا 10

The notion of soul or Nafs is the most mysterious notion of the human being. Throughout history this Notion has generated a great interest among all religions. In the Muslim literature there was some ambiguity around it and it was often confused, by reader, with the notion of “spirit” or “Ruh

Certainly there is a difference, from a Quranic perspective, between the two notions; the notion of “Ruh-spirit” and the notion of “Nafs-Soul” Continue reading

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