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Ramadan, Fasting and Muslims

First Published August 24, 2008

This year, the Muslim month of Ramadan in the year 1434, began on Friday, July 9th  2013 .  The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it the holiest month for Muslims. This is the month for not only physical, but even more importantly, spiritual cleansing for Muslims.

The Muslim calendar is about 10 days shorter than the Common Era calendar, thus, Ramadan begins about ten days earlier each C.E. Year, cycling through every season, over a period of about thirty-three years…including Summer! Continue reading

July 25, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Saudis Bulldoze Islam’s History

The newspaper headline shouts, “Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam’s history“, but nobody is listening because these atrocities against Islam, have been happening for decades. Here are some excerpts from this latest “expose”:

  1. Heritage campaigners and many locals have looked on aghast as the historic sections of Mecca and Medina have been bulldozed to make way for gleaming shopping malls, luxury hotels and enormous skyscrapers. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of the 1,000-year-old buildings in the two cities have been destroyed in the past 20 years.
  2. ….Other historic sites lost include the Prophet’s birthplace – now a library – and the house of his first wife, Khadijah, which was replaced with a public toilet block. Continue reading

October 29, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Please Retire Your Copy of “THE NOBLE QURAN”

I have seen about a dozen different English translations of the Quran and have many of them. While they each differ slightly because of individual translator differences, the differences are minor nuances and keep faithfully to the original Arabic, which is alongside all of them, except one which is entirely in English.
 
One of the earlier and more popular English translations of the Quran is the version by Marmaduke Pickthall, is is pretty good except it is in old English with too many “Thee” and “Thou”, “maketh” and “shouldst” so it is not an easy read.
Other versions are pretty easy to read and understand and as I said, they all keep to the same message even when they sometimes, use different words.
 
All except for “THE NOBLE QURAN”, by Al-Hilali and Muhsin Khan with its diabolical translations. Continue reading

October 6, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 3 Comments

Khutbas: Sleepy or Awakening?

The day after writing my earlier post, “If I were giving the Khutba (Sermon) today…., I went to participate in a vigil for the Sikhs killed in Wisconsin, held at the South Lake Union Park. I noted with pleasure, that a number of other Muslims were also in attendance and knowing each other, we collected in a small group (we were also slated to speak at the vigil).

One of my friends told me that he had read my Khutba post. I informed him that one Muslim responding to my post said:

  • “This gathering is going to take place not far from Kent Masjid: Ideally this masjid should be more involved but, today our Imam wasted our 25 minutes in trying to prove Continue reading

August 12, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 1 Comment

If I were giving the Khutba (Sermon) today….

Normally, I am not the person who would lead prayers or, deliver a khutba (Friday Sermon), although I did give a brief khutba once. That was when US Air kicked some Muslims off their plane because some bigoted passenger voiced a “concern” about “Muzlems” being on the plane. I called for a Muslim assembly at Seatac Airport where we would hold our Friday prayer in front of the US Air counters in protest against their corporate bigotry against Muslims. Notably, less than a dozen Muslims felt motivated enough to show up for the congregational prayer at the airport that day, most of them from one family!
 
Today being Friday, I wish I were giving the khutba!
  • If I were giving the khutba today, I would talk about the killing of the Sikhs in their Gurudwara (Temple). Continue reading

August 10, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 2 Comments

Congressman Jim McDermott Signs Pledge: Equal Protection for Muslims

Congressman Jim McDermott of Washington’s 7th Congressional District, has signed the pledge to protect ALL minorities against bigotry and we just received it. In signing this pledge, Jim is joined by:
Jay Inslee (Candidate for Governor), Rob McKenna (Candidate for Governor), Adam Smith (Incumbent Candidate for 9th District House of Congress) and Darshan Runiyer (Candidate for 1st District, House of Congress).
  • “All People Are Created Equal…”

    I, _____Jim McDermott______ do affirm my belief Continue reading

July 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Ramadan and Fasting…care to try it?

First Published August 24, 2008

This year, the Muslim month of Ramadan in the year 1433, begins on Friday, July 20 th  2012 .  The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it the holiest month for Muslims.

Ramadan is also one of four sacred months of the Muslim calendar, during which any form of warfare is forbidden (Quran 9:36). This is the month for not only physical, but even more importantly, spiritual cleansing for Muslims. Continue reading

July 18, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Brutal occupation in Kashmir, who gives a damn?

Dr. Fai (see his letter at the bottom) has been jailed for supporting the free Kashmir movement (a “Trrrrst” organization).
This is typical of US hypocrisy that is driven by short-term goals and by who is more involved in influence and voting in the US. Thus, in Israel-Palestine, the Israeli Jews are the angels while the Palestinians (Israeli or OT) are the devils; in Indo-Pak, India is presumed to “own” Kashmir and Indians are the angels, while the Pakistanis and the Kashmiris are the “trrrrsts” and the devils. So it continues, Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, anytime one wants to see where the US support is going in a conflict, just look for which side the US is supporting…and one will also know which side is actually in the wrong…the US-supported side.
 
I received the letter from Dr. Fai in which he also gives his mailing address and I sent him a brief letter of support in the mail, Continue reading

July 15, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Rob McKenna Signs Pledge to Protect Muslims!

Congratulations to Rob for joining the family of REAL Americans, who care that every person is equal in this country! Now we can judge Rob on merits other than the unasked question, “Is he among those who hate us Muslims too?”
  • I, ___Rob McKenna___ do affirm my belief that all people under the jurisdiction of the United States, have the right to equal protection under the constitution of the United States, including Arabs and Muslims. Continue reading

July 13, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Here we go again…the inevitable “Muzlem Trrrrrsts!”

The week opened on Monday the 25th to another spine-chilling story ofMuzlems“, getting ready to kill masses of Freedom-loving Americans and I groaned for the umpteenth time!

Our ever-vigilant FBI has, it appears, conducted over a hundred investigations into Islamic extremists in the military…our military, can you imagine that? Er, sorry, that is suspected Islamic extremists in the military. There is a difference, you see. REAL extremists can be brought to trial and jailed, but suspected ones, simply get their lives destroyed with an investigation that might as well hang them afterwards; REAL Muslim extremists are hard to find, while suspected ones are everywhere!
The FBI’s attitude towards Islam and Muslims goes back to their training in which their focus was drawn to the fact that there were over 9000 (murderous) Muslims in the military. The FBI has been trained to target Islam, not terrorism. Continue reading

June 26, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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