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Intolerance for Muslims, what about intolerance BY Muslims?

Intolerance is everywhere, we cannot finish it off but we can and we must, stand against it wherever we are. I often rail against the US for its intolerance of Islam and Muslims and its targeting of Muslims inside and outside of the US; I rail against many European countries for the same reason. Arabia, commonly known by its misnomer “Saudi” Arabia is another country worthy of condemnation for its intolerance towards Shia and other Muslim sects and for its lethal intolerance for any un-approved behavior. I am also always taking a stand against Israel, the ultimate anti-Muslim country, for its genocide of the Palestinians.  For these expressions of outrage, I am variously called “Anti-American”, “Anti-West”, “Anti-Pakistan”, “Anti-Muslim” and of course, “Anti-Semitic”.

To its lasting shame, Pakistan stands in front among the ranks of the disgusting because of its carte blanche to its religious, ignorant, fanatics who have so much mass-appeal (of illiterate Pakistanis) that they can call thousands of people ready to destroy their own country just because their leader has told them that Islam/the prophet Mohammed must be defended. Continue reading

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September 29, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

The duty to protest…

CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations (USA) alerted me to a story exposing the Islamophobic library of the US Marine Corps. After reading it, I decided to write my own letter to the Secretary of Defense and the Commandant of US Marines (see below). Note the stamps I use on this letter, they all  carry an important message.

It is not enough to have an organization take on the fight, we, all of us, Muslim or not, must get off our duffs and add our voices to the protest against Humanity that we see regardless of who the victim may be at the time. Our silence not only marks us a cowards, it also lowers the importance of the fight any organization is picking up on our behalf. Then again, if we do not speak when the targets are others, who will speak for us? Sadly for us Muslims, it is only going to get worse and worse so the time to lend our voices is now. Continue reading

April 30, 2018 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Condemning Quran Translation?

When can we condemn a translation of the Quran?

A simple answer is, when it is misleading or false like the one “The Jews” have created in order to mislead Muslims. Yes, I am sure such a mistranslation and its authors should be roundly condemned. A lot of people have mentioned a certain Quran translation produced by “The Jews” but in spite of searching for one, I haven’t seen such a copy and nobody who tells me about it can say they have seen one either. How to condemn a bad translation of the Quran or its supposed authors when it can’t be found? Continue reading

July 22, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 2 Comments

Try This! Ramadan, Fasting and Self-improvement

The month of Ramadan (Muslim year 1438 AH) and fasting is expected to start on the 28th of May 2017. Expected because it is calculated according to the sighting of the moon.

First Published August 24, 2008

The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it one of the holiest months 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 (Gregorian) 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! For those living in mild climates like the North-West United States, summer fasting is not a problem. However, in the heat of the Middle-East, Africa or Asia, fasting is a major test of endurance as well!

Observed with great ceremony, Muslims may not eat or drink from dawn to dusk each day, but there are exemptions. Under-age children, the infirm, the elderly and the ill, are exempt from the requirements of fasting while those who are traveling and  menstruating women, may make up afterwards. Some schools of thought allow for medications that do not provide nutrition, such as insulin, heart medications etc., while other schools believe nothing may be ingested during the fasting period. Continue reading

May 23, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

Coup Against God

A fanatic is someone who does what he believes God would do, if only God had all the facts(Finley Peter Dunne-Chicago Tribune) . This is by far the best and the most accurate definition of a fanatic that I have come across. Tragically, we are getting more and more fanatics around us with each year that passes. Just in Pakistan alone, the population of fanatics has gone exponentially up since the calm, relatively tolerant days when I used to live there in the 1970s.

No matter what God says in the Quran, our beloved fanatics know better. They know that God really did not mean what He said, He meant what these fanatics believe to be “The Truth” so they contradict almost everything He says in the Quran.

Bismillah irrahman irrahim” (In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful). Instead of listening to the exhortations of Peace, Mercy, Forgiveness that are found throughout the Quran, our fanatic friends choose the most severe punishments they can conjure against people who break the many, imagined rules of faith: Continue reading

May 14, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Try This! Ramadan, Fasting and Self-improvement

First Published August 24, 2008

This year, the Muslim month of Ramadan in the year 1436, begin on Thursday June 18th, 2015.  The Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during this, the ninth month of the Muslim Lunar calendar, making it one of the holiest months 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 (Gregorian) 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! For those living in mild climates like the North-West United States, summer fasting is not a problem. However, in the heat of the Middle-East, Africa or Asia, fasting is a major test of endurance as well!

Observed with great ceremony, Muslims may not eat or drink from dawn to dusk each day, but there are exemptions. Under-age children, the infirm, the elderly and the ill, are exempt from the requirements of fasting while those who are traveling and  menstruating women, may make up afterwards. Some schools of thought allow for medications that do not provide nutrition, such as insulin, heart medications etc., while other schools believe nothing may be ingested during the fasting period. Continue reading

June 11, 2015 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 1 Comment

The Anti-Shia Alliance

President Barack Hussein Obama

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20500

May 5th, 2014

Dear Mr. President,

 

On April 30th 2014, members of the United Muslims of Washington issued a statement of condemnation of the “Anti-Shia Alliance” conference in Indonesia. This is a particularly dangerous because it has the blessing of major Muslim organizations in Indonesia, the participation and encouragement of the Governor of West Java and the encouragement because of their inaction, by the Government of Indonesia. In effect, this creates an atmosphere of the pre-genocide days of Rwanda except that this call to destroy Shia Muslims has the prospect of spreading throughout the world. Continue reading

May 6, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Muslims, Mosques & the Myth of “Due Process” of the Law

 Far too many people are under the misguided impression that Justice and the Law, are one and the same, just as many people are also under the illusion that the United States has a constitution that protects us all with equal justice, that we WILL have our day in court and if innocent, nothing can happen to us.

These people are in the same class of children who desperately cling to believing in Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy.

What is prompting this message? Continue reading

September 10, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

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