Saturday, June 17, 2006

A Message!

By Ibrahim S.

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatu Brothers and Sisters in Islaam
(I hope that the sister who is in charge of this site and the readers who read these articles will forgive me for writing such a long blog. I felt that this is a very important message for the Ummah to read so it took the length of 3 pages to write. May Allaah reward you all for your patience and time, aameen!)

O Muslims! I heard the Seerah ( Biography) Of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam presented by Imaam Anwar Al-Awlaki (May Allaah preserve him) from his work “The Makkan Period”; and in this wonderful, beautiful and compassionate study, the Imaam brings to us powerful messages for all of us to think tremendously about; regarding the importance of studying Our Beloved Prophet’s sallallahu alayhi wa sallam biography, and knowing that the Enemies of Islaam are trying to cut off our history’s roots in order for us to lose our true Muslim identity. Here is an excerpt taken from the Imaam’s work, “The Makkan Period” starting from track 6, 3:27 CD #1 the Imaam says,

( Quote )

“Brothers and Sisters. There is a Global Culture that is being forced down the throats of everyone on the face of the earth. This global culture is protected and promoted. Thomas Freedman, is a famous writer in the U.S., he writes for the New York Times. He says, “The hidden hand of the market cannot survive without a hidden fist. Mcdonalds will never flourish without Mcdonald Douglas, the designer of the F-15s. In other words, we’re not really dealing with a global culture that is benign or compassionate. This is a culture that gives you no choice. You either accept Mcdonalds otherwise Mcdonald Douglas will send their F-15s above your head. It’s a very intolerate culture that cannot co-exist with anything else. It uproots any other culture from the face of the earth. It just cuts the roots of it.”

And you have a quote here by Alexander Sulizitsen who is a famous Russian historian writer, he says,

“To destroy a people you must first sever their roots.”

Imaam Anwar continues by saying,

“So its really a destruction of the people of the earth because every other culture is being demolished. So this is not a global culture that will co-exist with others, it will replace others. And the only ideology that is standing up to this global culture is Islaam. But still as Muslims and especially Muslims living in the west, we are suffering from a serious identity crisis. I mean, you will find that even though the brother or sister would be practicing Islaam but, the Identity itself, the Islamic identity itself is lost. I mean, the person would have more in common with a rock star or a soccer player than they would have with a Companion of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam). You would find that our youth know more about pop stars than they know about the Sahabah(i.e. Companions) of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In fact even, sometimes even more than the Anbiya ( i.e.The Prophets). How many of our youth know the names of all of the Anbiya of Allaah?? How many of our youth know the names of the Sahabah radia Allaahu anhum? But ask the same person to name the soccer players on their favorite team or their best basketball players and they’ll go down the list! So there is serious identity crisis that is going on among Muslims. And the way we can counter that, the way we can develop a Muslim identity,

#1. By having a strong study of Islaamic History. Which is made up of the lives of the Prophets of Allaah, the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the lives of the Sahabah radia Allaahu anhum and then learning in general the Muslim history after that. So that’s #1. You develop an Identity by having an attachment with history. Because History is our umbilical cord, that is our lifeline, we are an extention of an Ummah. We’re not separated, we’re not severed from our roots. We are a part of a Glorious Ummah that we need to study about.

#2. By being part of the World Wide Muslim Ummah. Our Local identity should not override our Muslim Identity. So my identification with Britain, or America, or Pakistan or Kuwait, or any other country, should not override my Islamic Identity. See this nation-state concept is something that Islaam came to abolish. We have our loyalty to Allaah Subhanahu Wata’ala and to our Religion. And we are a part of a World Wide Ummah. Therefore we need to study, we need to learn about our Muslim brethren all over the world. What happens in Falesteen should concern everybody who is a British Muslim. What happens in Kashmir should concern every American Muslim. What happens in every corner of the Muslim World should concern me as if it is happening within my own house.

(My Note (Ibrahim))- Narrated An Numan bin Bashir Allah's Apostle said, "You see the believers as regards their being merciful among themselves and showing love among themselves and being kind, resembling one body, so that, if any part of the body is not well then the whole body shares the sleeplessness (insomnia) and fever with it." (Sahih Al-Bukhari 8.40) [End Note]

So these are the 2 important elements in building an identity. #1. Having a deep understanding of your history. And #2 being a part of the Ummah and caring about the Ummah. And again this saying of Alexander Sulizitsen,

“To destroy a people you must first sever their roots”

We don’t want our roots to be severed, we want our roots to be deep.
(End Quote from the Lecture)

O Muslims ! Please ponder over the Imaam’s words because they are a reality. Do not let your nafs(self) tell you otherwise. I will leave you with a hadeeth from the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a poem and a short supplication in relation to the issue mentioned in the lecture insha’Allaah.

“The Nations are about to gather upon you (inviting each other to kill you and plunder your lands), just as people who are dining call one another to their Qis’ah (a tray that can accommodate ten).” Someone said, “At that time, will we be few in number?” He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,” Rather, you will be many at that time, but you will be like the scum of a flood(i.e. all the foam and filth that it carries). And Allaah will indeed remove from the breasts of your enemy the awe they have for you, and He Subhanahu Wata’ala will indeed cast into your hearts Wahn (Literally, weakness).” A questioner asked, “ O Messenger of Allaah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and what is the Wahn?” He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “The love of the world and hatred of death.” (Related by Abu Dawud and others; Refer to al-Sahihah (958)


O, when will the Ummah wake up from the delusion

When the Mountain erupts, the people become attentive and full of righteouness

But when it remains still and unspoken

The vultures linger

The people practice unrighteousness and sleep well till they become lifeless, loving the duniya(the world)

Forgetting the great Bounty that was bestowed upon them

So what is left but a carcass?


Allaahu Akbar, Allahu a’azzu min khalqihi jammee’an, Allaahu a’azzu mimmaa akhaafu wa ahtharu, a’uthu billaahil-lathee laa ilaaha illa Huwa, al-mumsik is-samaawaatis sab’I an yaqa’ na ‘alal-ardhi illa bi’ith-nihi, min sharri ‘abdikha[name of person], wa junoodihi wa atbaa’ihi, minal-jinni wal-insi, Allaahumma kun lee jaaran min sharrihim, jalla thanaa’uka wa ‘azza jaaruka, wa tabaarakasmuka, wa laa illaaha ghairuka.

Allaah is the Greatest, Mightier than all His creation. He is Mightier than what I fear and dread. I seek refuge in Allaah, Who there is none worthy of worship but Him. He is the One Who holds the seven heavens from falling upon the earth except by His Command. [ I seek refuge in you Allaah] from the evil of your slave[Shayton] and his helpers, his followers and his supporters from among the jinn and mankind. Oh Allaah, be my support against their evil. Glorious are Your praises and mighty is Your patronage. Blessed is Your Name, there is no true God but You!

(Al-Bukhari, Al-Adab Al-Mufrad (no. 708). Al Albani graded it Authentic in Sahih Al-Al Mufrad (no. 546).
Aameen!





10 comments:

Anonymous said...

muslims like Timur did worse atrocities on persia and india...raped and plundered in the name of god!!...those who never knew you were your blood enemies..really...so why fear now..christians are atleast doing this in a relatively humane way. you will reap what you sowed

tru_Quraan said...

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatu Muslims.

" muslims like Timur did worse ,,,"

Umm, who is Timur, I am not familiar with him. Second of all, Saddaam is supposed to be Muslim as well yet he made some serious mistakes(and he was funded by the Usa{christians} with the chemical weapons). Timothy McVeigh was a christian man yet he blew up a hospital. Lets not even mention Pearl Harbor and the 2 Atomic Bombs hitting Nagasaki and Hiroshima or the dangerous Christian Crusades. (Which is contined till this day). Which Christian nation funds billions of dollars to the jews so they can continue to persecute and oppress the Palestinians? America(behind the scenes). Hence the "hidden fist"

"..chrisitians are atleast doing this in a relatively humane way,,,"

Hmmm, Taken from Newsweek pg.27 date 6-12-06,

" Lt. Gen. James Mattis said, " Actually, its quite fun to fight them. You know, it's a hell of a hoot.... I like brawling. You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for 5 years because they didn't wear a veil. You know guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of fun 2 shoot them."

This is from the General of the Christian army(American soldiers).

Even the christians know women should protect themselves by covering there beauty and uncovering only for her husband, father, brother, sister, etc,(with what agrees in Islamic Law). If she doesn't, she harms herself and she attracts unwanted attention. This is one of the causes of failure in the West with rape, and portraying women to be mere "sex obejects". Allah knows with His Infinite Wisdom and Knowledge how men and women think. Therefore He is the Best to know dangers better than any of us.

Even the Bible says In 1 Corinthians 11: 6-10

"If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head.,,,"

I also don't think it is "the christian thing to do" to place prisoners of war on top of themselves, forming a pyramid, while being naked???{at Abu Ghairb} Then taking pictures of them with thumbs up and smiles?

All of this is from the evil doctrine of " Freedom and Democracy". A lot of people seem to forget that these laws are just man made and are not from The Creator.

Democracy is By the people, of the people and for the people. Where is the mention of the True Lawgiver? It has nothing to do with Him. It is based on the creation creating rule over creation instead of the teaching the people The Creator Legislates over the creation Alone.

I reccommend a book called " Democracy is a Religion" by Sheikh Maqdisi ( May Allah hasten his realease) ameen.

May Allah forgive me for my mistakes, ameen.

tru_Quraan said...

“"It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in." [When asked about the number of Iraqi people who were slaughtered by Americans in the 1991 "Desert Storm" terror campaign (200,000 people!)]”
-General US General Colin Powell

“If they turn on the radars we're going to blow up their damn SAMs (surface-to-air missiles). They know we own their country. We own their airspace... We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's what's great about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there's a lot of oil out there we need.”
-U.S. Brig. General William Looney (Interview Washington)

SUHAA said...

may Allah reward u , i just posted your link on my blog..

Anonymous said...

I would like to help you all if I may.

1. When you quote someone, try to reference the source (date, paper, book, chapter, place, etc...) This helps the reader to check facts.
2. It is even better if you can link to an Internet article or page that substatiates the quotation. This gives it much better reliability.

If you don't do any of these, people - or worse, infidels like me - may think that Muslims are making these things up or taking them out of context. We don't want that, do we?

For example: If I quote Bukhari as follows: "Ibn 'Aun reported: ...The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) made a raid upon Banu Mustaliq while they were unaware and their cattle were having a drink at the water. He killed those who fought and imprisoned others. On that very day, he captured Juwairiya bint al-Harith." I should put the reference as follows: Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 130. We don't want the kafir to think that Islam's prophet was not a "mercy for all mankind" (except for the murdered people of Banu Mustaliq, of course).

But putting in links is much better. Here is an example. If I want to prove Islam's prophet was not a wife-beater I quote this and link to an Islamic / educational site: Quote: Aisha says "He struck me on the chest which caused me pain"
http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/muslim/004.smt.html#004.2127

Or if I want to prove that Mohammud never tortured I can link to this verse:
Quote: Then the Prophet was informed by a shouter for help, he sent some men in their pursuit, and before the sun rose high, they were brought, and he had their hands and feet cut off. Then he ordered for nails which were heated and passed over their eyes, and whey were left in the Harra (ie. rocky land). They asked for water, and nobody provided them with water till they died…" http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/052.sbt.html

If the issue is character and ethics, I can link to something like this:
http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/abudawud/038.sat.html#038.4348.
Note that it is from a Muslim site at the University of California. I really don't need to comment on the high moral standard demonstrated in that story.

See? It is so easy to document your links. I can give you more examples to prove that Islam's prophet was not a slaver or murderer. If you want to prove that Allah condemned both both slavery and rape you may quote Quran 4:24: "And all married women are forbidden unto you save those captives whom your right hand possess (your slaves). It is a decree of Allah for you."

I hope this helps all of you in you battle against the mean, evil infidels.

John aka Kactuzwith

Ameen said...

Assalaamu Alaikum,
A Muslim cannot rape, murder or steal. And we muslims can live in peace if there are no false notions that Suicide Bombing is a must. I am a Muslim, and I eat French Fries, wear Nike Shoes. Does that mean that i'm westernised? No, I just wear clothes and eat food what Allah has provided me with. And USA cannot be considered as Christians but as the West. They do one of the Worst things in the World. During the Crusades in Ma'arrat al Numan,
the Crusader killed the Muslims and ate them. Wow that is a humane way isn't it? Muslims should be examples to the uncivilised Christians and Jews and teach them how to live from the Quran.

Anonymous said...

Ameen,

Why didn't your put a reference or link to the "Christian eat Muslim" story? Didn't I ask you to?

Lets be honest, the Crusaders killed and murdered by the thousands. Blood flowed to the knees, according to accounts. See, that is honesty.

Now I would like some Muslim to condemn Mohammed for murder, torture, slavery and even rape.

Can Muslims be hinest about their dear leader?

No, they lie and lie and lie.

Kactuz

PS: Another quote for you from the life of your wonderful prophet...

Quote: Then the Prophet was informed by a shouter for help, he sent some men in their pursuit, and before the sun rose high, they were brought, and he had their hands and feet cut off. Then he ordered for nails which were heated and passed over their eyes, and whey were left in the Harra (ie. rocky land). They asked for water, and nobody provided them with water till they died…” (http://www.usc.edu/dept/MSA/fundamentals/hadithsunnah/bukhari/052.sbt.html)
Read verse 261 Yes, they were murderes and thieves, but that still makes Islam's prophet guilty of barbaric, cruel, vile torture.

tru_Quraan said...

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu Brothers and Sisters in the beautiful religion of Islam.

Allah says in Surah(Chapter)As-Saff( The Ranks) 61:7

"Who doth greater wrong than one who invents falsehood against Allah, even as he is being invited to Islam? And Allah guides not those who do wrong."



" Kactuz "

First - You are correct about people needing to state some type of source for quoted information.

Colin Powell's quote is from The Washington Post September 21, 1999 pg.1
*And is well known among various sites when checked under a search engine.

http://www.uwire.com/content/topops021401001.html

http://www.counterpunch.org/gorman01092003.html

I am also waiting on a reply from The Washington Post themselves Insha'Allah ( God-Willing) via email.

Also the quote from General William Looney is from an interview with The Washington Post, August 30, 1999
*Also well known among various sites

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/U.S._Lieutenant_General_William_Looney

The Quote regarding Lt.Mattis has it's reference. I was reading it myself at my work in the NEWSWEEK newspaper and I personally wrote this quote down with a pen.

Secondly - Your quote from Bukhari is in error.

Volume 7, Book 62, Number 130:
Narrated Um Salama:

The Prophet took an oath that he would not enter upon some of his wives for one month. But when twenty nine days had elapsed, he went to them in the morning or evening. It was said to him, "O Allah's Prophet! You had taken an oath that you would not enter upon them for one month." He replied, "The month can be of twenty nine days."

Thirdly - The Hadith about Ayesha( May Allah be pleased with her) is not understood by you.

A scholar by the name of Sufyan Al-Thawri( May Allah grant him mercy) said, "The explanation (tafsîr) of the hadîth is better than the hadîth."27

Narrated by al-Harawî al-Ans.ârî in Dhamm al-Kalâm (4:139 #907).

The Hadith must be looked at in Arabic. Moreover the term used in the hadith is explained by the young Scholar Imam Anawawi( May Allah have mercy on him) and he says in his Sharh

" The word "lahada" according to the lexicographers means, "to push" (dafa'a).

The usage of the word "struck" is not a correct translation. Rather, the phrase should be translated as (as Gf haddad said):- He pushed my chest with a push that made me sore

Secondly, this calls to an important matter that is related to the Hand imposition of the Prophet - Allah bless him - because it is a gesture associated with driving away evil influence (waswâs) and conferring blessing as the following reports show:

1. Ubay ibn Ka`b said: "There occurred in my mind a sort of denial which did not occur even during the Days of Ignorance. When the Messenger of Allah - Allah bless and greet him - saw how I was affected, he slapped me on the chest. I broke into a sweat and felt as if I were looking at Allâh in fear." (Sahih Muslim)

2. Jarir ibn Abdullah Al Bajalî was sent by the Prophet - Allah bless him - on a mission to destroy Dhu Al Kahalasa, the idol-house of Khatham, nicknamed the Yemenite Kaba. Jarr narrates:

"I went along with a hundred and fifty horsemen but I could not sit steadily on horse. I mentioned it to the Messenger of Allah - Allah bless and greet him - who then STRUCK his hand on my chest so hard that I could see the trace of his fingers on it, saying: 'O Allah! Grant him steadfastness and make him a guide of righteousness and a rightly-guided one!' (Bukhari and Muslim)

More proof that the correct translation is

‘He pushed my chest with a push that made me sore’

AAISHAH (Radhiallahu 'Anha) said: "Allaah's Messenger (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) never hit anything with his hand ever, except when fighting in the path of Allaah. Nor did he ever hit a servant or a woman." [Recorded by Ibn Maajah. Al-Albaanee graded it Saheeh.]

Wife-beating can’t be considered "in the Cause of Allaah" - the reference in the Hadeeth is a reference to Jihaad on the battlefield. "When the prohibitions of Allaah were violated" is a reference to someone committing a crime, and their being tried and then punished by flogging. This is not a reference to the way a husband should treat his wife.

So here we clearly see in a sahih (authentic) hadith that Aisha clearly told that the prophet ‘never hit a servent or a women’.

So this is also a clear proof that The usage of the word "struck" is not a correct translation. Rather, the phrase should be translated as (as Gf haddad said):

This has been taken from

http://www.answering-christianity.com/karim/mistranslations_of_hadiths.htm

Fourthly - The Hadith about the "brutality" has to be explained as well.

And Qadi Iyad said regarding the refusal to their request of water that on who so ever there is a duty to kill, providing that person with water is not forbidden, and he answered that this was not the order of the Prophet peace be upon him and he never refused to provide them with water. Al Hafiz said and it is a very weak narration that the Prophet peace be upon him indirectly ordered it because his silence was enough for the ruling of his judgment.

And Al Khattabi said: The Prophet peace be upon him wanted them to die that way (of thirst) and said: The wisdom behind letting them get thirsty is because they disbelieved in the blessing of the milk of the camel that was a cure for them; and because the Prophet peace be upon him also called for the thirst of those who made his Ahlul Bayt thirsty in a story narrated by Al Tirmidhi.

Once again Imam Anawawi(May Allah have mercy upon him) states,

Al Nawawi was also of the opinion that if Muslims don't have enough water for ablution, they shouldn't be obliged to make Tayamum and therefore could let the apostate warrior die of thirst.

Tayamum is "Dry ablution" using dirt to purify ourselves for prayer when water is not available. If there is water left, it should be used for that.

See. http://www.answering-christianity.com/bassam_zawadi/counter_rebuttal_to_people_of_ukl.htm

Fifly - John, can you also bring the Scholarly view of the Tafsir(explanation) of Qur'an 4;24.

We'd rather listen to what the Ulema (Scholars) have to say than the laymen.

Question: Does a laymen have the knowledge and skills to explain how to perform open heart surgery?..........no.

The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, "Judges are of three types: one is in Paradise and two are in the Fire. As for the one who is in Paradise , he is the one who knows the truth and judges according to it. The one who knows the truth and wrongs others by ruling [against the truth] is in the Fire. The one who rules while being ignorant is [also] in the Fire." (Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah). 'Allamah al-Sindi (Allah have mercy on him) said in his commentary on Sunan Ibn Majah: "The generality of the wording ["The one who rules while being ignorant"] includes the case when he judges correctly. This is because he deserves the Fire by daring to take up such an action without knowledge."

Surat Al-Mu'minun ( The Believers)

118. And say (O Muhammad SAW): "My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, for You are the Best of those who show mercy!"

Astagfiruallah Atheem.

tru_Quraan said...

Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatu,

I would first like to apologize to all readers of this site and, of course, to the one operating it. My intention with regards to participating on this site was just to write a few articles about some matters and not for the point of arguing.

I specificly said in the article titled

" A Message ! " this statement, " I felt that this is a very important message for the Ummah to read ,,,"

I used the word " Ummah " in the sense of "those who are muslims". Why? Because in order to understand some issues you have to have attained some form of Emaan (Faith). Once again I made that point very clear.

Furthermore,good Aklaq(manners) is needed when discussing matters with others.

Insha'Allah ( God-Willing ) this will keep the site running in a smooth and organized fashion.

Jazaka'Allah khairan.

tru_Quraan said...

Assalaamu alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu.

Ameen,

May Allah reward you in this life and in the hereafter. May He grant you beneficial knowledge and patience. May Allah continue to make your heart soft and pure and full of sincerity in His Deen, ameen.


You mentioned,

" I am a Muslim, and I eat French Fries, wear Nike Shoes. Does that mean that i'm westernised?,,,,"

No. My advice to you is insha'Allah read " A Message ! " again with more of a general viewpoint and not a specific viewpoint. "General" meaning knowing that this Message is addressing Muslims all around especially us in the West. "Specificly" meaning that if we see some of what Imam Anwar said and it affected us personally, keep our thoughts to ourselves, dwell on what the Imam is saying, and try to understand. The Imam is just advicing us to always keep Islam our priority; to know that Evil will always try to suppress our Deen because Shaiton has declared war on the Children of Adam in Surat Al-Araf saying,

16. (Iblîs) said: "Because You have sent me astray, surely I will sit in wait against them (human beings) on Your Straight Path.

17. Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left, and You will not find most of them as thankful ones (i.e. they will not be dutiful to You)."

Ameen, this is just my advice. You are Muslim, al humdulillah ! Always try to make yourself better each and everyday insha'Allah.

Please make du'a for me insha'Allah and I hope that I haven't offended you in anyway, if I have, please forgive me.

Jazaka'Allah khairan.