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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

“When I Found, Fell in Love and Submitted”


  Talha Faiyazuddin....... Student MBBS

On a bench, by the side of a lake with my eye balls rolling in all possible directions, I found the love of my life. The sun was rising; the world of my side was getting lit and also was my brain and heart. After a night of darkness and loneliness, at last there was the time of illumination.

The largest object, full of energy which one can see every day, the sun with its heat and brightness, brought another day. There are mobile energy generators of different companies, moving on four wheels and providing electricity of 1000 of watts to people. But, this sun had no wheels or any stand supporting it; it was just there every day with its own. I could not think of any ‘Co. Ltd’ or ‘Bros.’, which could have made the sun.  

There were clouds floating in the sky, carrying a form of water to rain at places, taking shapes one can imagine. Though there are water tankers carrying 5000 liters of water throughout the city, it is only the clouds which could bring life to the dead soil, and make the trees look rejuvenated. I could not think of any ‘Co. Ltd’ or ‘Bros.’, which could have manufactured them on demand.
Leaving the ornaments, when I tried to look behind them into the blue background, the eyes could not reach the end (even the telescopes haven’t). I was looking for a defect in the curtain, the sky, to know what is beyond, in every attempt my sight returned worn out and frustrated. The sky was entirely perfect, high without any pillars.

Friday, November 15, 2013

True Path Towards Salvation

Dear Readers,

    Those who believe that we have been created by a creator always try to ponder how to achieve true salvation, some follow human words and think that this being or that being can lead us to salvation but when we confront them and ask can you please give us clear proofs they ask us to blindly  follow their words. 

    Some others just show some tricks and try to fool the gullible public to believe that they can lead them to salvation but a serious seeker of truth will never come in there trap.


  Now the big question is how to find the true path, If we are really serious and willing to  do all the sincere efforts to find it ,such determination if it exist then finding the true path is not at all difficult.

  First if we look at the religious heads they can only be followed if they really show concrete proof , alas they run away once we question them or they are shy to admit that they are just following say Paul or this or that man. 

 If we turn towards divine guidance then a ray of hope comes and we turn towards them ,

First lets analyse Bible .. No doubt it is a revelation from Almighty Creator but later generations not only played with the text they also interpolated and added new text in it making it a error prone revelation.

Read about it from this pdf which can be downloaded from this link

If we move towards the Qur'an which claims to be the final revelation,

It starts with verses which shows how a creation is supposed to ask from the creator and what is the biggest need of a human it is the right path,once the prayer in chapter one completes the straight path asked in the first chapter is answered by beginning with this is a book which has got no doubt and this unique statement cannot be shown in any other book other than the Qur'an.

The above statement is not the only distinct one,  Qur'an  challenges the readers to show any contradiction in the whole Qur'an ,it also asks the whole humanity to come together an make 10 chapters like them and at one place it asks to make atleast one chapter like it,and it declares that Humans cannot create a single chapter even the smallest chapter similar to the chapter of the Qur'an.

Leave alone theses challenges the path Qur'an shows is so clear that it mentions the purpose of Man's Creation and declares that it is to see who does the best of deeds (chapter 67 verse 2).

It connects all the puzzles of human life and gives in a clear picture of life from birth to death, it declares that 

"Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden, will have indeed attained the real success " (3:185)
Lets come and explore this divine revelation and lets crack the Puzzle of Life.

Please read the Quran Translation and commentary at the below link

Please download this book to understand Islam

May Almighty Creator lead us to the right path .... Ameen

Please E-Mail me if you have any doubts

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Egypt Crisis a Blot on Human Rights Activist

As tragedy is occupying day by day in many Egyptian homes with Egyptian Military in the garb of protectors of Civilians is trying hard to gain back the lost power which it kept holding for so many decades the World is mostly silent with few voices in favor of those who are fighting for legitimacy of there right to freedom..

   The most cruel part of this present crisis is on one hand we have USA the champion of Human Rights which not only kept a sinful silence but from back door it provided the much needed help to dethrone a civilian government and kept its hypocritic policy of supporting the tyrants. One the other hand we have the Arab World (Except Qatar) which is providing the much needed cash to carry on the Murder of the innocents.

Sooner or later the People will win insha Allah how hard the West and its faithful try to fool the public by using propaganda war.


Friday, July 26, 2013

The Importance of Acquiring Knowledge in Islam

To seek knowledge is a sacred duty, it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of the Qur?an was "Iqra" READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.
Surah Al-Zumr, ayah 9 reveals: "Are those equal, those who know and those who do not know?" Surah Al-Baqarah, ayah 269 reveals: "Allah grants wisdom to whom He pleases and to whom wisdom is granted indeed he receives an overflowing benefit."
Centuries old monarchy, colonialism and the oppressive rule of their own people have brought about moral and spiritual degeneration of Muslims throughout the world. To retrieve them from this degeneration, it?s about time that the Muslim Ummah restructures its educational priorities along Islamic lines, fulfilling the existing needs as well. By virtue of such an educational program, the future generations will become the torch-bearers of Islamic values and play an effective role in the present world. The challenges of modern times call for rebuilding the structure of our educational program on such a foundation as to fulfil our spiritual as well as temporary obligations. Today we need an education system which can produce, what the late Sayyid Abul A?la Mawdudi said, "Muslim philosopher, Muslim scientist, Muslim economist, Muslim jurist, Muslim statesman, in brief, Muslim experts in all fields of knowledge who would reconstruct the social order in accordance with the tenets of Islam."
The Muslims today are the most humiliated community in the world. And should they persist in following the same educational program as given by their colonial masters, they will not be able to recover themselves from moral and spiritual decadence.
Ibn Mas?ud (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (S) said: The position of only two persons is enviable; the person whom Allah bestowed wealth empowering him to spend it in the way of righteousness, and the person whom Allah gave wisdom with which he adjudges and which he teaches to others.
According to Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah, Ibn Abbas (Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (S) said: A single scholar of religion is more formidable against shaytaan than a thousand devout persons.
Islam is our greatest gift. We have to be thankful for this gift. We have to render to Allah His due. Allah has given us so much by making us a part of the Ummah of the Prophet Muhammad (S) so we must totally commit ourselves as followers of the Prophet (S). We must become true Muslims.
Now how can we become Muslims in the true sense of the word? First let?s define what a Muslim is. A Muslim is not a Muslim simply because he?s born one.A Muslim is a Muslim because he is a follower of Islam, a submitter to the Will of Allah. We?re Muslim if we consciously and deliberately accept what has been taught by the Prophet Muhammad (S) and act accordingly. Otherwise we?re not true Muslims.
The first and most crucial obligation on us is to acquire knowledge and secondly to practice and preach this knowledge. No man becomes truly a Muslim without knowing the meaning of Islam, because he becomes a Muslim not through birth but through knowledge. Unless we come to know the basic and necessary teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (S) how can we believe in him, have faith in him, act according to what he taught? It is impossible for us to be a Muslim, and at the same time live in a state of ignorance.
It is essential to understand that the greatest gift of Allah ? for which we are so over whelmed with gratitude ? depends primarily on knowledge. Without knowledge one can?t truly receive Allah?s gift of Islam. If our knowledge is little, then we will constantly run the risk of losing that magnificent gift, which we have received unless we remain vigilant in our fight against ignorance.
A person without knowledge is like someone walking along a track in complete darkness. Most likely his steps will wander aside and he easily can be deceived by shaytaan. This shows that our greatest danger lies in our ignorance of Islamic teachings and in our unawareness of what the Qur?an teaches and what guidance has been given by the Prophet (S). But if we are blessed with the light of knowledge we will be able to see plainly the clear path of Islam at every step of our lives. We shall also be able to identify and avoid the dangerous paths of Kufr, Shirk and immorality, which may cross it. And, whenever a false guide meets us on the way, a few words with him will quickly establish that he is not a guide who should be followed.
On this knowledge depends whether our children and we are true Muslims and remain true Muslims. It is therefore not a trivial to be neglected. We do not neglect doing whatever is essential to improve our trades and professions. Because we know that if we do neglect, we will starve to death and so lose the precious gift of life. Why then should we be negligent in acquiring that knowledge on which depends whether we become Muslims and remain Muslims? Does such negligence not entail the danger of losing an even more precious gift ? our Iman? Is not Iman more precious than life itself? Most of our time and labor is spent on things, which sustain our physical existence in this life. Why can we not spend even a tenth part of our time and energy on things, which are necessary to protect our Iman, which only can sustain us in the present life and in the life to come? It is not necessary to study extensively to become a Muslim. We should at least spend about one hour out of twenty-four hours of the day and night in acquiring the knowledge of this Deen, the way of life, the Islam.
Every one of us, young or old, man or woman, should at least acquire sufficient knowledge to enable ourselves to understand the essence of the teachings of the Qur?an and the purpose for which it has been sent down. We should also be able to understand clearly the mission, which our beloved Prophet (S) came into this world to fulfil. We should also recognize the corrupt order and system, which he came to destroy. We should acquaint ourselves, too, with the way of life which Allah has ordained for us.
No great amount of time is required to acquire this simple knowledge. If we truly value Iman, it cannot be too difficult to find one hour every day to devote for our Iman.
Knowledge is identified in Islam as worship. The acquiring of knowledge is worship, reading the Qur?an and pondering upon it is worship, travelling to gain knowledge is worship. The practice of knowledge is connected with ethics and morality ? with promoting virtue and combating vice, enjoining right and forbidding wrong. This is called in the Qur?an: amr bil-l ma?ruuf wa nah-y ?ani-l munkar.
Not only should we seek knowledge, but when we learn it, it becomes obligatory on us to practice it. Though we must remember that correct knowledge should come before correct action. Knowledge without action is useless because a learned person without action will be the worst of creatures on the Day of Resurrection. Also, action should not be based on blind imitation for this is not the quality of a thinking, sensible human being.
Knowledge is pursued and practiced with modesty and humility and leads to beauty and dignity, freedom and justice.
The main purpose of acquiring knowledge is to bring us closer to God. It is not simply for the gratification of the mind or the senses. It is not knowledge for the sake of knowledge or science for the value of sake. Knowledge accordingly must be linked with values and goals.
One of the purposes of acquiring knowledge is to gain the good of this world, not to destroy it through wastage, arrogance and in the reckless pursuit of higher standards of material comfort.
Another purpose of knowledge is to spread freedom and dignity, truth and justice. It is not to gain power and dominance for its own sake.
Obviously, what we may call the reservoir of knowledge is deep and profound. It is a vast and open field that is not limited.
It is impossible for anyone to gain anything more than a fraction of what there is to know in the short span of one?s life. We must therefore decide what is most important for us to know and how to go about acquiring this knowledge.
The following ahadith shows how important and how rewarding knowledge is.
"He who acquires knowledge acquires a vast portion." AND "If anyone going on his way in search of knowledge, God will, thereby make easy for him the way to Paradise."
We, the children, are the future. The future lies in our hands, but only through knowledge because whoever neglects learning in youth, loses the past and is dead for the future.

May Allah (SWT) give us strength to behave and act just as He likes us to do and be pleased with us, and that should be the purpose of our lives. Rabbi zidnee ilma (O Lord, increase us in knowledge). Aameen.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

No time like Ramadan time --- Khurram Murad

Soon, once again, the blessed month of Ramadan will be with us; once again, like ‘golden hours on angel wings’, will descend upon us its blessed moments. Like every other year since Hijrah, it will summon Muslims, as individuals and as a corporate body, to an intense and sustained life of Fasting and Prayer, of worship and obedience, of devotion and discipline — all centered on the Quran which, too, was sent down in these very moments in the custody of ‘noble and trustworthy’ angels. Call will go forth to every believer to take to prolonged companionship with the Book of God. To a life of redoubled endeavor to become what God desires Muslims to be. Ramadan bids our hearts and minds, our society and polity, to come to.
Joyfully and dutifully the Muslims will respond. Every day will be spent in Fasting: from dawn to sunset, for one whole month, not a morsel of food, nor a drop of water, indeed nothing shall pass down the throat; nor will sex be indulged in. Each night. hours will be devoted to standing in Prayers before Allah, reciting and reading His words as sent down in the Quran. During the day, too, reading the holy text will be a cherished business.
Fasting, in one form or another, has always been an important and often necessary part of religious life, discipline and experience in every faith. As a means par excellence to come nearer to God, to discipline the self, to develop the strength to overcome the temptations of flesh, it needs no emphasis. Yet Islam turns Fasting, as it does every other act of worship and devotion, into something different and unique, the life-giving centre of life.
How does it impart new meaning and force to Fasting?
Put simply: by prescribing for it the time of Ramadan. This may sound like making things too simplistic, or trivializing the important. But Ramadan is no trivial event. For it is the month ‘in which was sent down the Quran: the Guidance for mankind, with manifest truths of guidance and the Criterion [by which to judge the true and the false’ (Al-Baqarah 2:185). It was on a night in Ramadan that the last Divine message began to come down: ‘Read in the name of your Lord...’ (Al-’Alaq 96:1). That is why you must fast in Ramadan, says the Quran.
Ramadan therefore centers the entire discipline of Fasting on the Quran. The sole purpose is to prepare us for receiving the Divine guidance, for living the Quran, for witnessing the Truth and Justice that it perfects, for striving to make the word of God supreme.
How is this purpose achieved?
The fruit of Fasting ought to be that rich inner and moral quality which the Quran calls taqwa. ‘Ordained for you is Fasting . . . so that you might develop taqwa’ (2:183). The most basic condition for being guided by the God, too, is taqwa. The significance is plain to see. Fasting, linked to Ramadan in which Allah’s guidance came down, generates a taqwa which becomes directed on the supreme goal of entering the world of the Quran and of living therein, instead of being a spiritual ecstasy to be frittered away in the delights of soul. It becomes the key with which can be unlocked all the doors leading to the blessings which the Quran has to offer; honour, prosperity and freedom from fear and anxiety in this-world; success, Paradise and God’s good pleasure in the life-to-come. No time for Fasting other than Ramadan could have made taqwa such a potent force.
More importantly, the fulfillment of being guided by the Quran comes about when we strive to discharge the mission it entrusts to us. For, having the Book of God — a weighty word — places on our shoulders a heavy responsibility: to hear is to make it heard, to know is to act, to have is to share, to say shahadah is to do shahadah. This means an unflinching pursuit to create a new self within us, and to create a new world of Quranic ideals outside us.
This is the sole purpose for which a new Ummah was created and charged with the mission of bringing man to God by witnessing to His guidance, ‘so that you be witnesses unto mankind, and the Messenger be witness unto you’ (Al-Baqarah 2: 143). Otherwise, when the Quran came, the world was not devoid of godly men who fasted, and stood in prayers before God, and wept.
Discharging that mission requires immense inner and moral resources like knowledge of and devotion to the Quran, strong faith(Iman), resolve and steadfastness (sabr). For it is no light task. Few have a full and clear understanding of what it means. Let us pause here and reflect why, otherwise we shall never grasp what the Ramadan Fasting is for and what it achieves.
When in Ramadan the first ray of Divine revelation reached the Prophet, blessings and peace be on him, in Hira, its message of Iqrawas impregnated with world-shaking forces; he, therefore. trembled. The second revelation made things clear: ‘arise and warn; make the greatness of your Lord the greatest’ (Al-Muddaththir 74:2-3); he, then, took up his task with a single-minded dedication, and encountered stiff opposition. For, the call to ‘let God be the Greatest’ (fakabbir) implied that all false claiments — and every claimant is false — to greatness, to unlimited power, authority and lordship over men and things, to obedience, loyalty and servitude from God’s creatures be challenged, and dethroned.
This, it is not difficult to see, requires supreme sacrifices in ‘giving up’ (Hijrah) everything one loves and fighting with all that one possesses for the sake of that love of Allah which must be greater than all else (Al-Baqarah 2:165). A life of Jihad therefore necessarily requires important qualities: knowledge of and devotion to the Quran, deep and strong faith (Iman), resolve and steadfastness (sabr), total trust (tawakkul) and, of course, taqwa. Read the Quran and you will find every promise of success here and in the Hereafter conditional upon these qualities.
Fasting, combined with the Quran recital in night-prayers, generates these rich resources which Ramadan harnesses to the fulfilment of the Quranic mission.
First, look at taqwa. What is it? Literally it means saving ourselves from harm. In moral life, therefore, taqwa must primarily mean.firstly, accepting that some actions and beliefs are harmful, that is to say, right and wrong do exist, and secondly, having the resolve and will to avoid the wrong and do the right. As a consequence, thirdly, his conduct should reflect this consciousness and resolve, if he is not a hypocrite.
To have the Quranic taqwa, which will entitle us to its guidance, we must know that there are realities and values beyond matter, beyond what we are incapable of perceiving by our physical senses, beyond this world, that man needs to be guided to what is right and what is wrong, (yu'minuna bil- ghayb). We should also be prepared to submit, willingly, all that we possess — mind, body, wealth — to the truth that we know and believe (yuqimunas salata wa mimma razaqnahum yunfiqun).
Every moment in Ramadan engraves these lessons on our hearts. Integrates them in our practice. The most elementary physical needs — food and water and sleep — are readily and joyfully sacrificed. Hunger and thirst are no more harmful; God’s displeasure is. Physical pleasures no more hold any lure; God's rewards do. The scale of values is turned upside down. The measure of comfort and pain, success and failure is radically changed. Without this change, none is entitled to take up Allah’s cause.
To the uninitiated, or an outsider, the devotional regimen of Ramadan may appear harsh and austere, but, in fact, it is eagerly awaited by believers. The sighting of new moon, the crescent that signals the beginning of Ramadan is met with celebrations and jubilation. Even children — who are not required to fast — look forward to their first experience of Ramadan fasting. The sick, too, remain restless for having been deprived of this blessing. Such jubilation and eagerness, to sacrifice time, wealth, and life in submitting to whatever God asks of us, and a regret and sorrow if prevented from doing so for reasons beyond our control, is highly desirable in the way of Allah.
These qualities spring from genuine faith in heart. For a Muslim the fast is primarily a commandment to his person, though its collective aspect is no less important. Little wonder, then, that individuals gladly take on the tribulations of Ramadan as an expression of their faith. Just as Fast is something special between man and his God which only He can reward, so should we take Jihad to be.
Whatever the physical discomfort, the mortification of flesh is certainly not a desired object in Islam. The gifts of God are there to be enjoyed, but the limits by Him must also be strictly observed — that is another lesson of taqwa in Ramadan. As the sun sets, the fast must be broken, and sooner the better. All that became forbidden at His command, becomes permissible, again at His command.
Similarly eating before dawn is strongly urged, even though the hour is unearthly. For it provides the necessary strength for the rigors of the day ahead. Fasting and praying are obvious acts of worship, but eating, drinking and sleeping, too, constitute forms of worship. So in the way of Allah: what matters is His command, the whole life must witness to Him.
The month-long regimen of dawn-to-sunset abstinence from food, drink and sex, for the sake of Allah alone, internalizes the lesson that one must never touch, acquire or enter that which does not belong to one under the law of God. A man can no more remain a slave to his own self-indulgence as he prepares for the arduous journey on the road to his Lord.
For many it is difficult to see the value of long hours of hunger, thirst and sleeplessness. Productivity losses are difficult to accept in an age that has tried to make gods of gross national product and economic growth. According to Islam, however, man is created to live a life of total submission to the One and Only God, and this purpose must be paramount in all scales of values. Ramadan fasting is crucial to this understanding. It shows that its purpose, like God’s guidance through His Prophets and Books and all other rituals of worship, is to train the believer in how he must live totally and unreservedly, at all costs, in submission to God.
Obedience, let there be no misunderstanding. is not limited to mere outward conformity with the letter of law. The law must be observed, but evil, in all its forms, must be eschewed. lbn Maja the great Hadith scholar, reports that the Prophet said: When the month of Ramadan arrives, the gates of Paradise are flung open while those of Hell are closed. All the shayatin (satans) are put in chains and a herald cries out. 'O you who seek good come here and those who desire evil desist'.
Imam Bukhari, the most renowned Hadith scholar narrates: Eyes should refrain from seeing evil, ears from hearing evil, heart from reflecting evil, tongue from speaking evil. The Prophet said: ‘One who does not give up speaking false words and acting by them is not required by God that he give up only his food and drink.’ On another occasion he said: ‘Many are the observers of fast who gain nothing from their fast but hunger and thirst’ (Darimi).
As a collective experience Ramadan suffuses the entire life of communities with the spirit of taqwa ; even the air, it seems, is changed with a new fervor. In Ramadan we can see a beautiful example of how Islam unites the individual and the society under the sovereignty of One Lord alone.
In Ramadan, therefore, the demands of Allah take precedence over all other demands; no part of personality, no aspect of our life remains outside His writ, even aspects as mundane as timings for eating and going to bed. Thus, will is strengthened, determination is reinforced, spirit of sacrifice is intensified, self-control is heightened.
But, above all, the life in Ramadan revolves, as it must, round the Quran which, as the Word of God, must become the core of all devotional activities. At least one reading of Quran is a required duty during nightly Prayers, after the 'Isha.' But it ought to be extensively recited both within and without ritual prayers. Ramadan is not only the annual celebration of the coming down of the Quran by disciplining every moment of life into surrender of God, it is also the occasion for heart and mind to get absorbed in its words and teachings.
Closely linked to fasting is the nightly prayer. Sleep is deliberately avoided to enter into communion with God’s words, to prostrate before Him, and thus to move nearer to Him. It is during the quiet and calm of the night that we can dwell upon God’s words, and the truths which might otherwise elude us can be grasped.
No time is like the Ramadan time. For in it lies that night which is ‘better than a thousand months’, the ‘Night of Destiny ... in it the angels and the Spirit descend’ (Al­Qadr 97:1-4). It is ‘that blessed night in which was made distinct everything wise’ and ‘a warning’ and a ‘mercy’ was sent down which God has always sent for mankind (Al­Dukhan 44: 3-6).
That is why the Fasting is placed in Ramadan. In this technological age, when clock has become the only measure of time and every concept of sacredness of time has been erased from human memory, some may find it difficult to visualize how every moment of Ramadan encompasses centuries in it, how it allows us to draw nearer to God at a much faster pace. Acts of virtue during the month are especially rewarded; an obligatory act (fard) increases seventy times; a voluntary one (nafl) is rewarded like the obligatory. Each of its moments offers immense possibility of great spiritual journeys. As the poet Iqbal said:
Far though the valley of love may be,
a long and terrible way,
The path of a hundred years may be
traveled at times in a sigh.
If Ramadan is blessed because the Quran began to come down in this month; it is blessed, too, because the Quran triumphed in this month. The Quran is the al-­Furqan (criterion by which to judge the truth and the falsehood); in Ramadan falls that day which the Quran calls the Yawmul Furqan, Day of Criterion, on which the truth and the falsehood were judged, and the Truth triumphed. That was the Day of Badr, when the Prophet, blessings and peace be on him, beseeched God for help and victory thus: O God if this group perishes today, You will not be worshipped any more’ (Ibn Ishaq). This was both a petition and a pledge; an expression of the final goal of all of his strivings, and of what our lives ought to be devoted to. Only an inattentive mind can ignore the significant link between al-Furqan descending in Ramadan. and Yaum al-Furqan falling in Ramadan.
Thus, to come back to the center: Ramadan reminds us of our mission, the only purpose of our existence as Muslims. It prepares us to discharge that mission; it deepens our consciousness, brings us closer to Quran and the Prophet, blessings and peace be on him, strengthens our resolve, schools us to taqwa and patience.
The end of Ramadan brings Eid-al-Fitr. the feast of the breaking of the fast, which celebrates the revelation of the Quran. The Quran makes it clear: ‘that you complete the number, and proclaim the greatness of God for His having guided you, and that you render your thanks’ (2:185). Man’s response to the Divine initiative of guidance must be gratitude and extolling Him as the Greatest. That is why constantly on lip is the tasbih: Allahuakbar. . . walillahil-Hamd.
Even so, the heart still remembers wistfully the trying days and the silent, busy nights when the soul was engulfed in a dawn of light and cries out:
Stand still, you ever moving
sphere of heaven,
That time may cease, and
midnight never come.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Quran made me a Better Person,a Better Christian, a Better Clergywoman

That the Holy Qur’an was sent to benefit all mankind — not one particular religion or race — has been reaffirmed by an American priest who doesn’t mince words while admitting that reading the holy book has made her “a better person, a better Christian and a better clergywoman.It is the universal appeal of the Qur’an that brought the Rev. Jamie Hamilton close to Islam despite Western stereotyping of Islam and Muslims.

Hamilton, from the Religion Department at Phillips Exeter Academy, New Hampshire, is a scholar of comparative religion.During her recent visit to the Kingdom, she had discussions with several intellectuals including Prince Faisal bin Abdullah, minister of education. She told Arab News that the Holy Qur’an has a lot to offer people as it gives them structure, guidelines and purpose, “instead of just being focused on material things.”

Hamilton's retrospection of 9/11 vis-à-vis Islam changed her perception about Muslims. Advising people to read the Qur’an, she said: “So many people have their own baseless judgments about Qur’an and Islam … it absolutely surprises me how people make judgments on something they have not read.”   She added: “Once I realized that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was preaching to followers of all divine books, I realized that I too was part of his community.”

Hamilton, who is writing a book on Islam, explained: “As I started to study Islam, I could see that Christians and Muslims shared many ideas and approaches to our religions.”
The scholar, who quotes extensively from the Qur’an and Hadith, cherishes her insights about Islam. “The contemplation of the verses of the Qur’an has helped me deepen my faith.”

Read Her Complete interview Here

Article Orignal Source Arab News.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Israel the only democracy with Suppressed Voices

Israel is back in News again for wrong reasons as usual.. this time for killing its own agent who worked for the most unethical organization on face of this earth called Mossad.

The sin of the agent was He was going to expose the dirty games of Mossad.

We see the Israel and USA teach lessons everyday to the Arab world to open up its media and   allow  people to voice there opinions,their throats go dry barking a lot about freedom of speech but this same Israel sits cool on a big episode like killing there own people in the name of protecting the state of Israel.

The so called independent state of Israel built on grabbed land of Palestinians feel that the Jewish world is still in a position to do what it wants but we should be reminded that world has changed a lot one indication of which is Israel and its unethical big brother Uncle Sam got a humiliating defeat in UNESCO vote on palestine observer state.

Even when you see the Google News page you will find that any news which Israel wants to supress is cooly hidden from public arena and news which hardly impacts others is put on Zygier's murder has been hidden and murder of a sportsman girlfriend is the top news.

Eitan Cabel (Labor) said the following words “The current episode should lead to a shake-up in all the branches of the security establishment,” he said. “When it comes to anything to do with media, [the attempt to suppress coverage] shows conservatism or ignorance or both. Perhaps our boys haven’t noticed but the world has changed.”

TOI reports this

"The Mossad chief passionately urged media outlets not to report details of the 'Foreign Correspondent' programme, saying it would deeply embarrass the security services.

One Editor  complained that for too long gag orders had frustrated the healthy functioning of the press, and a review was needed to take account of changes in the media landscape.

"One editor accused the Mossad chief of 'treating the Israeli public like fools'.

read more here

Wake up ... this changed world of FB,twitter,blogs etc Israel has to turn upside down to show one face as only democracy (Egypt has become democratic) while on the other hand it carries on killing,bombing and all sorts of unethical  dirty acts to save the special state called Israel.....

Read this Below Article to know whether Israel really loves democracy ?

News on Zygier at the following link,