Sunday, November 24, 2013

Forgot to Be Oppressed, Busy Being Awesome

There are many people in the internet I have come across, concerned about my liberty and who spend their valuable time to convince me that I am oppressed through Islam. My rights in my choice of education, marriage and even my religion, the right of inheritance of property and maintaining it have been conferred upon me by Islam even before that of my birth, factually there is no oppression I face.

Persistent misconception about the liberty of Muslim women is the hijab and social mingling with men. Before moving into my topic I will have to state something important, the current laws and practices of 'moral' are secular, and they are subjected to changes with time and understanding and has ample disparities between different cultures, regions of a country and countries. You will come to realise why I had to mention this, keep reading....

Speaking of Hijabs, hijab is not only the covering for head or modest clothes but it also implies for the behaviour in adherence to the Islamic law. Why would anyone consider hijab as an oppression, while many women have chosen to expose themselves our choice is to cover up ourselves?

Switch on the television, there pops an advert on tooth brushes with women in erotic clothing. When driving on a highway do you not notice billboards bombarded with the images of women in immodest clothing and shameless postures? Are not women in the developed and modernised countries made to strip and dance in hotels and clubs?

Friday, November 22, 2013

Truth About the Status of Women in Islam

The common perception about the status of Muslim women are that they being oppressed, treated inferior and deprived of all their rights. But on observing the core of Islam, it is evident women are always raised in their status and dignity and given rights which prior to the spread of Islam women were deprived of.

Back in times when women were deprived or rather were not entitled for any rights and were treated as slaves and objects of possession by men, Islam raised our status by acknowledging us as equal to men. There has not been any secular laws that  eloquently stressed upon the fact of equality to women and give us our rights other than the words from the Holy Quran. It has given us rights and raised our status in various aspects - spiritual, social, economical and political namely.

It is mentioned in the Quran as:
"Their Lord responded to them: "I never fail to reward any worker among you for any work you do, be you male or female - you are equal to one another. Thus, those who immigrate, and get evicted from their homes, and are persecuted because of Me, and fight and get killed, I will surely remit their sins and admit them into gardens with flowing streams." Such is the reward from God. God possesses the ultimate reward." [3:195] 

Clearly identifying that both men and women are equal. Also our beloved Prophet has mentioned that "women are twin halves of men".

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Gift of An Amazing Wife to Her Husband

وَمِنْ ءَايَٰتِهِۦٓ أَنْ خَلَقَ لَكُم مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ أَزْوَٰجًا لِّتَسْكُنُوٓا۟ إِلَيْهَا وَجَعَلَ بَيْنَكُم مَّوَدَّةً وَرَحْمَةً ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَٰتٍ لِّقَوْمٍ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ

"And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect." [Quran 30:21] 

Saw these picture notes in the internet and thought they were far beyond being cute. 

This amazing wife had made a series of hand drawn notes for her husband who was hospitalized for a week. Seeing these made him closer to tears. (Pictures from a Reddit User)


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Born into Brothels - Documentary

Born into Brothels was an Oscar winning film about the life of 8 kids in a brothel, in Calcutta, India.

Ms. Zana Brisky on her visit to a red light district in Calcutta India, was moved and involved in the chaotic lives of kids born and brought up in the brothel. Zana involves in teaching the kids to use cameras as she provides them with it and also makes an attempt to educate the kids in boarding school as where they can eventually escape from the brothel and the 'in line' family business.

The film is also an insight to the kids emotions, who were all aged between 9 to 15,  and displays a hidden community beyond the red light borders, where people are oblivious of mercy, love and kindness to one another. The kids though were at the blooming ages og their life still knew what their destiny was, As Gour (13, male) says Zana that he wishes to take Puja (11, female) away from her likely future of a sex worker. Zana undergoes many legislative problems when she tries admitting the kids to boarding schools and on accomplishing it only a very few decide to remain in schools while the rest returned back to the brothel.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"I do not brag of my former position, yes I am a 32 degree mason, in the inner temple."

A Muslim brother speaks of his former Masonic life. 

"I think it started when I was 13, there was a satanist who marked me, but actually it went back further than that. My Grandfather on my Mothers side was a master mason, and on my Father's side , well a whole lot of them. My family on my Father's side, come from Germany. We use to go to the rotary club Herman Blumenau a lot as a kid, the lions club, and other rotary clubs which are a part of the Illuminati network. 

My Mother was a witch, and my Grandmother was a spiritualist, a movement started by H.P. Blavantsky in the 1800's, her works paved the way for the new age movement (new world order). Blavantsky is a open Luciferian, she had a publication called Lucifer. It is still being published under the name Lucis Trust,  they have a web site, they teach that Jesus is really Lucifer. 

So, with this background and a fellow classmate marking me for Satan  I broke my christian ties, and swore allegiance to Satan. At 16 I read the complete bible , and found all the contradictions and used this to destroy people's faith, a false faith , but to turn them to Satan. At 18 I received my first sorcerer tools as a gift, if they are gifted they are more powerful than if you make them yourself. I got my wand, my chalice, my pentacle, my sword, and more grimoires (magic text ). 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Muslims Celebrating Non-Muslim Holiday

We come across many non-Muslim celebrations, which sometimes seem very attractive to us or some others which seem too creepy for us but still there are rulings for us in our participation in such celebrations. 

The following is from Majmoo’ah Fataawa wa Rasaa’il al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (3/369)

Greeting the kuffaar on Christmas and other religious holidays of theirs is haraam, by consensus, as Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allaah have mercy on him, said in Ahkaam Ahl al-Dhimmah: "Congratulating the kuffaar on the rituals that belong only to them is haraam by consensus, as is congratulating them on their festivals and fasts by saying ‘A happy festival to you’ or ‘May you enjoy your festival,’ and so on. If the one who says this has been saved from kufr, it is still forbidden. It is like congratulating someone for prostrating to the cross, or even worse than that. It is as great a sin as congratulating someone for drinking wine, or murdering someone, or having illicit sexual relations, and so on. Many of those who have no respect for their religion fall into this error; they do not realize the offensiveness of their actions. Whoever congratulates a person for his disobedience or bid’ah or kufr exposes himself to the wrath and anger of Allaah."

Congratulating the kuffaar on their religious festivals is haraam to the extent described by Ibn al-Qayyim because it implies that one accepts or approves of their rituals of kufr, even if one would not accept those things for oneself. But the Muslim should not aceept the rituals of kufr or congratulate anyone else for them, because Allaah does not accept any of that at all, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):