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Saturday, March 31, 2007

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The Power of Prayer - Our Connection with Allah!

Assalamualaikum. May Peace be Upon You.

Living in these turbulent times causes many of us to succumb to our trials and many who have not built up a strong self confidence end up very hurt, distressed, confused, lost and get into worse situations by doing harmful things to themselves.

It is important to fortify ourselves with the Knowledge that we have a Friend in Allah.

Our God and Creator who loves us and is only a prayer away. I am not joking. Those who are in constant prayer and in contact with Allah, Ar Rahman, Ar Raheem, are those who survive these challenging times and get to live their life's with peace and contentment with what they have .

Do not despair yourselves into thinking that this life is just meant to torture and not to nurture.

We have all the facilities given to us by the Most Merciful who allows us free will to seek Him out.

He is always monitoring us and knows us inside out. No other being on Earth or any of the other realms of existence knows as as He does. He created us . He is our Maker. He doesn't refuse us when we seek His Help.

Yes, there are time when we feel as if we are all alone. The reality however is that we are never alone. We are always accompanied by two Malaikat's @ Angels.

They are Raqib on our right and Atid on our left. Raqib records each and every good thought or deed that we do and Atid records our bad deeds.

We are all in constant monitoring by Allah the Almighty and His Angels. We are not alone at any one time. No one is.

Every living being is constantly being watched and taken note of by Allah and our ascribed pair of Angels.

Have good faith in Allah and reach out to Him. You'll be alright. Insya Allah.
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Time To Pray
By GULEN, M. Fethullah

We use prayer to turn to the Eternally Merciful God, present ourselves to Him, and ask Him to meet all of our needs.

We entreat Him humbly and submissively, fully aware of our status as weak, poor, and needy servants who are not self-subsistent.

Thus prayer is a necessity arising from our belief, trust, and full confidence in the Lord, as well as our understanding of Divine Unity.

Within this framework, servants become engrossed in a combined feeling of fear and hope.

Away from the sight of others, we supplicate from the heart only to God, and pray in secret.

This sentiment, which is reflected in The Quran Chapter 7:55, describes an essential element of prayer that we must observe while praying.

However, only the Legislator can permit and encourage this attitude at various times, and only He can determine the degree to which it is allowed.

God enjoins us to pray to Him only, in fear as well as full of hope and to know that His Mercy is with those whose hearts beat with the consciousness of His constant supervision over them. (7:56)


He even shows us the door toward which we should walk, and teaches us the rules and principles of how to wait in front of it.

Turning to God all the time and in every condition, opening our hands in supplication, and revealing our concerns and problems to Him are all an honor and an initial prize.

In addition, they are very significant initial steps taken to earn a favorable response from Him.

He states: If my servants direct their wishes to Me, they must know that I am closer to them than anything else.

I respond to the prayer of those who turn to Me with prayers. (2:186)

However, there is a condition: All of these prayers and supplications are to be performed as indicated in: You pray from the heart with utmost sincerity and seeking God's pleasure. (7:29, 40:14, 65)

Instead of praying when among people, as if showing off to others, we should entreat the All-Knowing God, Whose hearing and seeing is worth far more than any person's, by sighing in secret and with utmost sincerity, in complete privacy so that we are closed to others but open to Him.

Meeting these conditions will enable us to implore Him with the alchemy of secrecy, and will prevent our voices and sighs from being fouled with the sparks of irrelevant thoughts.

No one returns empty-handed from His court. In fact, those people who pour out their deepest needs and desires, and present such personal grievances about themselves only to Him, are drawn closer to Him.

They have to ask the One Who can meet all of their needs, just as they have to complain to a doctor who can heal their illnesses.

Each servant who enters the Nearest One's Presence is required to be in possession of his or her self and in full control of his or her speech, vocal vibrations, and groaning.

Moreover, each servant's mind, intelligence, and senses must be in a receptive state.

Loyal servants frequently filter their thoughts and supplications through their intentions and sincerity, for they strive to keep their expressions and feelings free of any disturbance.

They become like mute people so that no one can hear them, to such a degree that they even become jealous of their own voice and words.

In addition to being sincere while praying, servants should search for moments and seconds during which their pulses beat with the remembrance of God.

They should make full use of holy days and nights, for these are the times when divine blessings pour forth.

Especially when it is time to pray and to break the fast, all prostrations and bows should be performed in such a way that not even one second is wasted.

Loyal and sincere servants are expected to fulfill these obligations, for doing so is essential for the prayer to be accepted.

As all such servants know, a prayer may be answered either positively or negatively, or circumstances may become favorable or unfavorable.

Believers in God do not mind if summer is as cold as winter, if spring seems to resemble autumn, or if days become as dark as blind graves.

Who cares about darkness when God reminds us of His All-Encompassing Power:

Who saves you from the darkness of the land and the sea when you pray in destitute?! (6:63)

Who cares about such things when God makes His Existence known in their conscience by saying:

Who else, other than God, accepts the prayers of the poor and takes care of their problems?! (27:62)

The Qur'an is the Divine Book that guides us through existence, interprets events, and interprets both the macro and micro worlds.

It is the language of the World of the Unseen in this life; a contract of divine blessings for humanity; and the essence, essential nature, glory, and light of Islam.

As if that were not enough, it is also the map for the worlds of the afterlife, a means of happiness for believers, and a book of prayer.

The Qur'an introduces a prayer by glorifying Him, and then asks to be set on the straight path as it sets off, sprinkling its most brilliant jewels with Surat al-Fatihah.

Next comes Surat al-Baqarah, which calls us to pray by means of implicit expressions of prayer, raising its voice with the tune of its explicitness, and teaches us what to ask from God:

"Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter." (2:201).

After a few pages, it shows us the greenhouses and shelters in which we can shelter while facing difficult conditions and asking for help:

"Our Lord, pour down upon us patience (endurance), make our steps firm (make our foothold sure), and help us against the unbelievers." (2:250).

The last verse of this surah points to the following prayer, which is a gift from the Prophet's Ascension and which should be repeated constantly:

"Our Lord, do not punish us if we forget or make a mistake. Our Lord, do not lay on us a burden as You did on those before us. Our Lord, do not impose upon us that which we have not the strength to bear. Pardon us and grant us protection, and have mercy upon us. You are our Patron, so help us against the unbelievers". (2:286)

The next surah, Surat Al-Imran, also starts with and reminds all believers of a very significant prayer:

"Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate now after You have guided us. But grant us Mercy from Your Presence, for You are the Grantor of bounties without measure". (3:8)

A few verses later on, we are invited again with an allusion to the prayers of the pious, who supplicate with the following cries:

"Our Lord, we have indeed believed. Forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire" (3:16) and : "Our Lord, we believe in what You have revealed and we follow the Messenger, so write us down with those who bear witness". (3:53)

These draw our attention to the supplication of Jesus's apostles, who also are filled with a sense of responsibility.

Right after this comes a gift of prayer from the mouths of the devout ones, the scholars who gathered around the Messengers and strived : "Our Lord, forgive our sins and anything We may have done that transgressed our duty. Establish our feet firmly, and help us against those that resist faith". (3:147)

The section of contemplation toward the end of the surah ends with a wish for a good end :

"Our Lord, lo, we have heard a crier calling unto faith : "Believe in your Lord!" So we believed.

"Our Lord, therefore forgive our sins, blot out our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the righteous (3:193).

Those who shake fearfully, thinking that they have treated themselves unjustly, pray:

"Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. If You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, surely we are of the lost (7:23) and remind us through a distinctive cry that unleashes tremors into our souls.

Our Lord comprehends all things in knowledge. In God do we put our trust. Our Lord, decide with truth between us and our folk, for You are the best of those who decide (7:89) whispers a unique style of entreaty of a submissive Prophet who murmurs �establishment of justice� with full confidence, asking for God's action against an extremely impertinent disbelieving society.

In accordance with the context, the Qur'an frequently presents examples of the Prophet's supplications, sighs, and pleas for help.

For example: "You are our Guardian, therefore forgive us and have mercy on us." (7:155);

"O our Lord, do not let us be subjected to the persecution of the unjust people" (10:85);

and "There is no god but You, glory be to You. Surely I am of those who make themselves to suffer loss. (21:87)

Hundreds of Qur'anic verses call us to interrogate ourselves, plea, and complain about our evil features.

Such verses reveal that prayer is a source of strength for those in charge, a fountain of absolution for those who have committed sins, a solution for the needy, a hand extended to help those struck by disaster, a key to a treasure for the poor, a doctor for the sick, a breeze of hope for the desperate, and a dispatch order of a gift for the oppressed and the victim.

The Qur'an always points out that prayer and humble supplications lead to salvation from worldly problems and concerns with the Hereafter, and that those who see (the Book) with the heart and murmur with the soul are traveling toward and praying to God.

In parallel with the Qur'an's prayer-colored horizon, the life of Prophet Muhammad, the Sultan of Prayer, is a lace work adorned with entreaties and supplications.

He would open hands, turn to his Lord, overflow with thanks and glorification, bow and double himself up in prayer, and constantly supplicate to Him.

He did this throughout his life: when he woke up in the morning, lived until the evening, and stood in God's Presence at night; while performing the ritual ablutions and daily prayers, observing these prayers (each a heavenly ascension), listening to the call for prayer, and during and after each prayer as a means for getting closer to God; while eating, going to bed, traveling, returning from a campaign, confronting an enemy; and while experiencing worldly or heavenly disasters and surprising events, witnessing miraculous events, suffering from illnesses or troubles, and when concerned or pleased with something.

Prayer books give more details about all of his prayers and supplications.

Prayer is a mysterious key to His everlasting treasures, a point of support for the poor and hurt, and the most secure shelter for those in distress.

Those who step into this shelter are considered to have obtained this key, and the poor, weak, and needy who join this governance attain that for which they had hoped.

The inhabitants of the heavens carry along the sincere prayers of such needy people, who are deprived of any other solution.

These destitute people, who are in a state of desolation and demise, know what they are asking for and are aware of what they are doing.

They turn to Him and unburden themselves of all thoughts. Such prayers would make the heavens burst into tears; hurricanes threatening the world would change its course, waves overturning everything would calm down, and peace would rise on the horizon.

Broken fault lines would surrender to unexpected rulings, and released gases would easily evaporate into the atmosphere.

The breeze of such a prayer enlivens the Earth and brightens the skies. Hearts beat with exhilaration, and nature rises in order to dance and to send forth smiles.

Through prayer, people offer their sacred requests, which are beyond causes, to the Most Glorified One, and acknowledge that God see whatever is hidden or open.

Humanity, as well as the jinns and the angels, pray to Him, especially about issues that subjugate their strength and control, and expect a remedy from Him.

However, such a remedy is forthcoming only if we take all of the required measures and fulfill all of the necessary conditions.

"O Remedy for all in need! Send us a light from Your presence for those suffering in darkness, especially these days, when there is no means left to resort to, social circumstances are in complete disorder; when only the tyrant's voices are heard everywhere and the people sway and bump into obstacles. Extinguish the fires of tyranny and injustice with Your Infinite Power, destroy the Devil's homes, and place inescapable collars around the necks of the evil ones.

We are not exposed to the winds of inspiration any more, the enthusiasm in our hearts has been subdued, and a stammer has started to appear upon our tongues.

Send us a reviving breeze from Your land of Mercy. Raise our hopes and goodwill for You to the borders of Your Mercy, give us faithful excitement, and accept us as hopeful supplicants thereof. Untie our tongues so that we do not commit another sin.


We are wronged, fallen, and devastated. Never have we been so far from You. Never have we entered such depths of failure. Never have we been so without You.

O Shelter for the miserable, Power Source for the weak, Physician for the ill, and Truthful Guide for the lost!

Once more we take refuge in You and unburden ourselves to You. We have been chasing after useless things and longing for the fulfillment of ridiculous dreams.

Those whom we approached with hope and in whom we trusted never even looked at or paid any attention to us.

No one but You have heard our voices and caressed our heads.

Our feelings have been mocked, and our thoughts have been regarded as crimes. So many places have been sabotaged, fires of mutual separation have been inflamed, and all of what has been committed now hurts the purity of the faith.


Broken-down feelings, clumsy behaviors, souls in the dirt, feeble feet, paralyzed hands � Most of us have lost all hope ! The weather is foggy-gray with haze ! People in the West are filled with longing ! People in the East are in need of Your blessings.

We have come to You in such chaos. We are neither the first nor the last to come.

Your Mercy is the door of hope for those who regret, and we are pitiful beggars in front of this door.

Until now, all who have waited by Your door have returned with a blessing, and no fugitive or repentant person has ever been rejected.

It is Your door, and thus it differs from others because only it opens upon the forgiveness that You bestow upon all those who wait by it.

Strengthen us with Your mildness and peace. Make Your Existence heard by the tyrants.


O the Sultan of the exalted throne Who answers all prayers!

Thousands, hundreds of thousands of us stand in Your Presence now.

Opening our hands to You and knocking upon Your door of mercy, which is always open or at least ajar, we sigh.

We believe from the depths of our hearts that You see and watch over everyone and everything, that You show compassion for every praying voice and person.

Therefore, we ignore our disobedience for the time being, imagine our sins washed away in the falls of Your Mercy, and disregard our faults while regarding Your forgiveness.

If You exist� You are the only One who exists on its own! We cannot be deserted.

If You are our companion, then who cares about the wilderness that surrounds us on all sides?!

As long as You are together with us, it does not matter even if Satan and his followers are everywhere.

You are the one and only Sovereign over everything, and Your ruling cannot be overthrown.

You see the smallest thing, hear the most silent sound in the domain of Your Sovereignty, and do not discard anything or anyone without a reply.


Yet again do we present ourselves at Your door, which is as large as Your Mercy, with the capacity that You have given us to ask from You, and with the belief that You will grant us our wishes.

You know our situation, and so what we are going to tell You is just a small part of Your Knowledge. Give us a remedy for all the troubles that we have suffered from for centuries.

O Most Merciful, Most Compassionate, accept our prayers!

The Oceans - A Wonder for Mankind by Kathleen St. Onge

Assalamualaikum dear Muslims and May Peace be upon all others. Ameen.

On this Blessed Maulid ur Rasul @ Birthday of Our Eternal Guide and Prophet above all other Prophets,Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam, I wish to share with you an excellent article written by Sister Kathleen St. Onge.

This article expounds on the wonder of the Oceans, God's gift to us and the continuous source of precious cycle of water and life to gazillions of life forms both in and out of the water.

Seeking knowledge and then sharing it with others is a tradition of excellence from the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam who has left us the Treasury of 'Ilm in his oceans of hadiths and his Sunnah @ Example.

It is incumbent upon us as rational , thinking human beings to add to our knowledge and teach others whatever good authentic material we come across.

Let's leave this world our contributions of continuity in this noble tradition of sharing knowledge.

In a way, what we have before us is a fantastic platform of spreading such useful information throughout the world by utilizing the internet and a tremendously effective form of networking.

Let's read what Sister Kathleen has to share with us about the Oceans, Allah's Gift to Mankind.
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A Wonder for Mankind
By St.ONGE, Kathleen

The waves are lapping the hull of Noah’s boat.

Far beneath, in stages of darkness, the ocean world lives on through the flood, for the heavy rains only make it grow in richness.

It is a sublime world, vastly different from what lies upon the surface of the earth.

It is the avenging world Solomon rode, the wind at his command, across his blessed dominion.

It is the generous world of fishes, by which Jesus sustained a nation in endless benevolence.

It is the preserving world of Jonah, his life entrusted to a creature whose haunting calls pierce the infinite deep.

It is the unique world of Moses, where only by a miracle did feet touch solid ground.

And it is the glorious world of pearls and corals, enticing to the wonders of the most magnificent kingdom.

The ocean is, as God is, great, merciful, subduing, gathering, enriching, distressing, providing, responding, mighty, strong, firm, majestic, patient, powerful, and incomparable— the manifest and the hidden—and the honorable trustee of our origins.

And in its embodiment of so many attributes of the Lord Himself, the ocean is a compelling witness to the mystery and mercy of our world.

Chapter 55 of the Holy Qur’an, “Ar-Rahman,” which speaks directly of the greatness of God and the inherently divine secrets of the ocean among the wonders of creation asks, “Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny?”(55:13)

And in the only such instance in the entire Qur’an, the simple line is repeated 30 times more in close succession, its verses becoming, like the ocean itself, a harmonious rhythm on the hulls of our hearts.

There is much to learn if we dive in, for the ocean is deeper than the earth is high, comprising all but a fraction of the planet’s habitat space, and it is three times bigger than all of its surface.

At its utter depths, creatures carry on their lives 20 miles below where we carry on ours, swimming past caverns and mountains greater than any on earth.

It is a world strangely devoid of insects and a forbidding place, the centre of volcanic activity, deadly waves and whirlpools, and the fuel for hurricanes and tornadoes.

Yet it is also an inviting place, the main source of protein and water on our planet and the biggest supply of hydrocarbon fuel, buried deep into sediments.

It is the most ideal solvent in all of creation, allowing fine organic materials to dissolve evenly, for heat to be sustained and distributed, and for precious minerals to flow in suspension—billions of ounces of gold floating, imperceptible to our eyes.

It is also the most ideal conductor, carrying electric currents, sound and magnetic waves to refined organs around the sea, conveying information we ourselves cannot detect.

And while the ocean renews itself through ice ages every 40,000 to 100,000 years, it somehow harbors creatures which have remained virtually unchanged for 500 million years.

It is the guardian of life on this earth, the source of half of all of the oxygen we breathe, and one quarter of global heat.

It is, layer upon layer, a dynamic medium in which the most curious creatures dwell, from the upper zone of light, to twilight, to the eerie realm of glowing fishes, to devastating cold and pressure, to the very bottom, where eyeless creatures thrive in endless darkness, in cities atop stores of buried diamonds.


It is beyond our imaginations to fathom the scope of life forms inhabiting the ocean.

In an average week, three new species are discovered—though less than one-tenth of one percent of the sea has been studied.

The Census of Marine Life, involving 70 nations for a decade, counted 130,000 mollusc's from 3000 species in a single three-cubic-meter zone off New Caledonia.

In one tiny region near Angola, there were 1000 new species.

At the very bottom of the ocean, near thermal vents, more than 300 new species were found in an area measured in inches.

And in the light zone, over 50,000 different species of algae exist—the first plants on earth—as well as tiny plankton, protozoa and krill.

Krill alone create, by sheer numbers, a dramatic manifestation of life, moving in masses of up to 10 metric tones—equivalent to 150 million people traveling in unison through the ocean.

Alive, they nourish creatures as majestic as the blue whale, which consumes millions in a single day—as some of the smallest in the sea feed the largest animal which has ever existed on this planet.

Dead, they add their microscopic carcasses to the snowfalls which descend through the ocean layers.

For on the earth, water falls—but in water, it is earth that falls: organic matter, sand and pollen is gathered into blizzards, forming blankets inches deep, thousands of times richer in bacteria than anywhere else, becoming the spark by which all ocean-floor communities come to life.

As tiny as each individual is, plankton communities blossom with the season of the ocean currents which carry them, producing more carbon per square meter than a sugar cane field, and enticing waves of animal migrants to follow them in a constant cycle of life around the earth.

In abject innocence, we witness the tides by which the moon’s and sun’s gravity grasp and release our liquid earth each day, and the massive tsunamis which devastate the habitats of more than half the world’s population who live close to a coastline.

But most waves are actually far below the surface, away from our gaze, stirring the ocean this way and that—deflecting water in spirals to the right in the northern hemisphere, and to the left in the southern hemisphere—adding to the effect of gravity to generate and distribute food and heat.

Through these hidden motions, more water is redistributed than by any surface action of water—the Gulf Stream alone moves 100 times more water than all the rivers on earth—as the engine of life on this planet is propelled far beyond man’s restricted vision.

And outside man’s scope, too, fish move from place to place, sometimes only a few kilometers, sometimes thousands, in the second biggest migration after that of birds.

The leatherback turtle crosses the Pacific Ocean along invisible highways, and the spiny lobster marches across the ocean floor, his community lined in single file, navigating by means of an internal compass sense.

Countless species of fish move between salt water to fresh, or between river and ocean, in precise orchestration.

They gather in vast numbers thanks to a marvel of creation—the lateral line system—which allows them to sense the position of their neighbors, feel tiny differences in water pressure, and hear even the lowest frequency sounds.

Spending their lives in groups—schools—they secure safety in numbers and reduce water friction on each other, easing their motion.

So important is this co-operation that young fish train for it, in pairs, then in larger groups, until perfect harmony of motion is achieved.

And in a refinement of the system, sharks, rays, skates, and dogfish can detect small electrical fields between body fluids and seawater, favoring them as hunters for 450 million years.


The environments in which sea creatures move between are as varied as the ocean is deep.

There are wondrous forests of kelp—jungles beneath the waves—anchored by hold-fasts to rocks below, gas bladders holding each leaf upright, reaching dozens of meters high through the light layers.

They provide the perfect home for sea cucumbers, sea stars, sea urchins, sponges, and fish—forming a complete ecosystem—and coming in countless varieties.

Yet these astounding giants are surprisingly fragile, for only ten in a million reaches adulthood, and their life span is short, only half a year, death coming at the rate of half a meter per day—a bold symbol of the strength and weakness of all life.


There are also the magnificent coral reefs, the largest of which, the Great Barrier Reef—2000 km long— is the only living structure visible from outer space.

Building life from death, reefs use the remains of hard corals to make homes for thousands of species of fish and hundreds of species of coral, sometimes rising more than 100 feet off the ocean floor.

Reefs are sensitive to touch and delicate enough to be killed by slight temperature changes, yet they have survived as structures for millions of years, through countless ice ages.

Some coral even emit a soft blue light, transforming the seascape into a surrealistic panel of brightly colored fishes swimming through a fluorescent porcelain-like forest, providing for man an inimitable example of incomprehensible beauty.

And yet, they are not the only pair of animals perfectly engineered to secure each other’s lives, for the sea harbors the most numerous and unusual partnerships.

Angler fish host bioluminescent bacteria in a lure which they dangle in front of them, attracting prey.

The boxer crab lives in the claws of the deadly anemone, discarding bits of food for it and enjoying the protection of the tentacles.

Goby fish use their excellent vision to guard the burrow of the blind and highly toxic sea urchin, sharing the space without risk.

Imperial shrimp ride on sea cucumbers like passengers on a bus, getting on and off, while the pearl fish lives in the intestines of the sea cucumber during the day, obtaining food removing parasites, coming out the anus every evening.

The isopod, Cymothoa Exigua, eats the tongue of the rose snapper and becomes a replacement tongue in order to share meals.

The ephemeral Portuguese- man-of-war—almost perfectly translucent to the light—forms a floating habitat for a myriad of creatures who somehow orchestrate their life as a unit.

And throughout the sea, a universal color of blue (“cleaner blue”) is manifested by a huge variety of species to show that a fish is ready to clean the parasites of another— the ultimate cross-cultural communication—as temporary partnerships ensure mutual survival in the forbidding dark.

But perhaps the ability which most holds our fascination that of making light—the only light in the deep ocean.

Tiny krill alone have over 10 complex light emitting organs.

Species differ greatly in the nature of the flash as complex chemicals interact in a process strangely reminiscent of photosynthesis, such that the sunnier the previous day, the brighter the glow.

The color is almost always blue—the wavelength which travels farthest in water and that to which most organisms are sensitive.

It is a profound reminder of the blue light that reverberates across the ocean and provides the distinctive hue by which we paint our globe.

Viewed from space, the image is enough to awaken any heart.

The American astronaut, Edgar Mitchell, revealed: “My view of our planet was a glimpse of divinity.”

And James Irwin, another American astronaut, echoed the sentiment: “Seeing this has to change a man, has to make a man appreciate the creation of God, and the love of God.”

And in this place where light is such an elusive and precious gift are the most perfect eyes in all of creation—the squid’s, refined for millions of years, and the mantis shrimp, with more than a dozen photo receptors, light filters, and trinocular vision.

Beckoning us even further to contemplation, the life forms here are surprisingly sentient, graced with uncanny abilities to learn and communicate.

The octopus develops strategies for dealing with new problems and changes body color to reveal its mood, while the reef squid produces dozens of patterns, bands, stripes and spots, for communication.

Killer whales have a variety of calls—some shared, some unique to the group, and even pod-specific accents, and the beluga’s hearing is a dozen times more sensitive than the human ear, with individuals having their own unique voices.

In turn, the blue whale’s call carries up to 1000 kilometers through the ocean to its mates, exceeding the decibel level of a jet.

Dolphins protect their snouts with sponge bits when diving among sea urchins, and they play at blowing bubbles, the “ring culture” passed from adult to novice.

And in a superb demonstration of community-building, dolphins rise to the surface in pods, vocalizing to reach a consensus before any group action.

Perhaps most revealing of all, orcas grieve over parents who have passed on, revisiting their favorite places in the days after the death—their lives resonating with compassion and awareness.

Let us return to the hull of Noah’s ship, for as the ocean is wide, Prophet Noah unites the People of the Book across the boundaries between Islam, Christianity, and Judaism.

And as the ocean is deep, Noah’s story extends through our entire lives—as the ark and its animals entice us from childhood, and the Prophet’s personal reflections on God and creation are with us as we find ourselves aging, as he did, contemplating the vast expanse of the ocean and of our existence: “Worship God! You have no other god but Him.” (Araf 7:59, Muminun 23:23)

The ocean is, ultimately, both the cradle of life on this planet and an apt reminder of its end.

Symbolically, the palace and temple of Cleopatra—probably the most quoted example of a person who seemingly had everything in this life—was recently discovered under water.

Her entire city, Antirhodos, was buried by floods and tidal waves around 334 AD, and soon after, Cleopatra, an avowed polytheist, committed suicide.

For the gifts and power we ascribe to ourselves are but a drop in the ocean of God’s greatness, and our lives are sure to come to nothing if we fail to honor our Creator and our purpose.

Curiously among the ruins was a bust of a Pharaoh—perhaps her father, Ptolemy XII, or perhaps an older Pharaoh she much admired—who is now both saved in the body (Yunus 10:92) and drowned (Qasas 28:40, Zukhruf 43:55).

In fact, the ocean bottom is littered with abandoned hoards and the relics of lost peoples— fitting testaments to man’s inability to control the world in which he has been placed.

But far more meaningful than any sunken jewels are the pearls of knowledge which the ocean delivers.

For in the deepest waters are manifested two of the highest revelations: life is a mystery beckoning our understanding, and creation is an unbounded mercy.

Thus, the ocean is offered as an exquisite and accessible proof that our world is divinely orchestrated.

And just as the ocean encompasses the globe to connect us all, we each have the chance to touch its bounties and surrender to faith. So, then, which of the favors of our Lord can we deny?
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So dear readers,

We need to realize that whatever is before us , that we can see with our eyes , sense with our sensory organs which Allah the Almighty has blessed us with, to appreciate this life and strive to improve ourselves in all areas.

No doubt, many of us are suffering from want and experience heart wrenching , stressful moments in our life because of our low finances and miserable circumstances.

We do however have before us , endless opportunities that are right here waiting for us to choose and to focus our energies towards attaining whatever we need and we want.

It's all a matter of choice that God gives us but we are not left to wander on our own without Guidance from Him, Our Lord and Creator.

We have with us today, an immense galaxy of knowledge that our forefathers weren't able to access.

The Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam enjoins us to seek knowledge even if it takes us to China. 'Utlubul 'ilma wa law fis Sin'.

In the times of the Prophet, traveling to China was a challenging ordeal of either sailing by ship or overland which would have posed many trials to the 'mureed' @ knowledge seeker.

China is a cradle of knowledge , from ancient times till today and the Prophet Muhammad SAW acknowledges the country by this famous hadith.

Seek knowledge dear brothers and sisters. Teach it to others. Leave a legacy of love and friendship. Take the good from what you see and come to know.

Study all that you can and do good. That's gonna be your contribution to mankind , preserved and appreciated till the end of Time. Insya Allah.

Let's honor Our Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam by offering the Salawat upon his blessed self as much as we can on this glorious anniversary of his birthday.

'Allahumma salli ala Muhammad..wa ala alihi Saiyidina Muhammad!'.

Prophet Muhammad is the Mercy of God for all Mankind

Wassalatu Wassalamu Ala Saiyidina Muhammadin Nabbiyyil Ummiyi Wa Ala Alihi Wasahbihi Wassallim.

Assalamu Alaika Aiyyuhan Nabbiyyil Kareem, Rahmatulil Alameen.

Sallallahu ala Muhammad . Sallalahu alaihi Wassallam. Sallalahu Ala Muhammad . Sallalahu Ala Muhammad. Ya Nabi Salam Alaika . Ya Rasul Salam Alaika . Ya Habib Salam Alaika . Sallalahu Ala Muhammad.

The example of the Prophet Muhammad (May Peace be upon him) is the embodiment of the Qur'an itself as a living example of piety and obedience to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.
Here are the proofs of his prophethood to all Mankind.

Prophet Muhammad in the Old Testament

Almost all the previous Prophets predicted the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings. Despite the changes they have undergone over time, we can still find indications to his coming in the Torah, Psalms and the Gospels.

A Prophet from among the brothers of the Israelites who resembles Moses

For example, the following verses of the Torah promise the coming of the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings:

The Lord said to me [Moses]: ‘What they say is good. I will raise up for them a Prophet like you among their brothers; I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to My words that the Prophet speaks in My Name, I will Myself call him to account.’ (Deuteronomy, 18.17-9)

It is clear from these verses that what is meant by ‘a Prophet like you among their brothers’ is a Prophet who will come from the line of Ishmael, since Ishmael is the brother of Isaac, who is the forefather of Moses’ people, the Children of Israel.

The only Prophet who came from the line of Ishmael after Moses and resembled him in many ways, for example, in the bringing of a new law and waging of war on his enemies, is the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings.

Also, the following verse of the Bible in Deuteronomy, 34.12 (Istanbul 1885), clearly states that no Prophet like Moses did ever appear among the Israelites:

With respect to his virtues and awesome deeds, no Prophet like Moses, whom the Lord knows face to face, no longer appeared among Israel.

The Quran points to the same fact:

We have sent to you a Messenger as a witness over you, even as We sent to Pharaoh a Messenger. (al-Muzzammil, 73.15)

The sentence, I will put My words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him, in the verse in question, means that the promised Prophet will be unlettered and speak whatever is revealed to him. God reiterates the same fact in the Quran:

He does not speak out of [his own] desire. It is but a Revelation revealed. (al-Najm, 53.3-4)

The Prophet who shone forth from Mount Paran

The following verse,

The Lord came from Sinai and dawned over them from Seir; He shone forth from Mount Paran. (Deuteromony, 33.2) refers to the Prophethood of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad respectively, upon them be peace.

Sinai is the place where the Prophet Moses spoke to God and received the Torah. Seir, a place in Palestine, is where the Prophet Jesus received Divine Revelation.

Paran is where God manifested Himself to mankind for the last time through His Revelation to the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings.

Paran is a mountain range in Makka. It is mentioned in the Torah (Genesis, 21.19-21) as the area in the desert where Hagar was left by her husband Abraham, upon him be peace, to live with her son, Ishmael. The well of Zamzam appeared in it.

As is stated explicitly in the Qur’an (14.35-7), Abraham left Hagar and Ishmael in the valley of Makka, which was then an uninhabited place within the mountain ranges of Paran.

The verse in Deuteromony, according to the Arabic version published in London in 1944 and the Ottoman Turkish version published in Istanbul in 1885), continues:

He came with myriads of holy ones; in his right hand appeared to them the fire of the Shari‘a.

This verse refers to the promised Prophet, Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, who would have numerous Companions of the highest degree of sainthood.

The fire of the Shari‘a alludes to the fact that the promised Prophet would be allowed, and even ordered, to fight against his enemies.

Other verses in the Old Testament:

In the Psalms of David, there is the following verse:

O God, send to us after the interregnum (after the latest of the successive prophets) one who will establish (Your) way.’1

Here, ‘one who will establish (Your) way’ refers to the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings.

The following verse is from the Gospels:

A verse from the Torah says:

Surely God said to Abraham: ‘Hagar will certainly bear children. There will appear from her sons one whose hand will be above all, and the hands of all others will be opened to him in reverence.’2

Another verse from the Torah:

And He said, ‘O Moses, surely I will raise up for them a Prophet like you, from among their brothers (that is, from among the children of Ishmael); I will put my Word in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him. If anyone does not listen to my words that the prophet speaks in my name, I Myself will call him to account.’ (Deuteronomy, 18:18-19.)

A third verse from the Torah:

Moses said: ‘O my Lord, I have found in the Torah a community, as the best of the communities, that will be raised for (the benefit) of mankind; they enjoin the good and forbid the evil, and they believe in God. Let it be my community!’
(God) said: ‘That is the community of Muhammad.’3

This is a verse from the Psalms:

O David, a Prophet will come after you, named Ahmad (Muhammad), the Truthful and the Lord, and his community will be forgiven.4

From the Seven ‘Abdullahs, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn al- ‘As, who made extensive studies of earlier Divine books, ‘Abdullah ibn Salam, who was the first to embrace Islam from amongst the famous Jewish scholars, and the renowned scholar Ka‘b ibn al-Akhbar from amongst the foremost scholars of the Israelites, all pointed out the following verse in the Torah, which was not then corrupted to its present extent.

The verse, after addressing Moses, addresses the Prophet to come in the following strain:

O Prophet, verily We have sent you as a witness, a bearer of good tidings, a warner and a protection for the unlettered. You are My slave; I have named you ‘the Reliant on God’, who are not harsh and stern, and not clamorous in the marketplaces; who do not repel the evil with evil, but instead pardon and forgive. God will certainly not take away his life until He straightens a crooked nation by means of him (by causing them) to proclaim ‘There is no deity but God.’5

Another verse from the Torah states:

Muhammad is the Messenger of God; his birthplace is Makka, he will emigrate to Tayba, the center of his rule is Damascus, and his community are unceasingly occupied with praise of God.6

In this verse, for the word Muhammad, a Syriac word meaning Muhammad is actually mentioned.

Another verse from the Torah:

You are My slave and Messenger; I have named you ‘the Reliant on God.’7

This verse is also addressed to a Prophet who will emerge after Moses from the progeny of Ishmael, the cousins of the children of Isaac.

Here is another verse from the Torah:

My slave is a ‘chosen one’, who is not harsh, nor he is stern.8

The meaning of ‘Mukhtar’, a chosen one, is the same as ‘Mustafa’, a name of Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings.

The Prophet who will come after Jesus is referred to as ‘the Master of the world’ in several places in the Gospels. (John, 14:30)

This verse of the Gospel, which has come to describe him,

With him is an iron staff with which he will fight, as will his community.9

indicates that a Prophet will come with a sword to wage Jihad. In agreement with this verse of the Gospel, the following Qur’anic verse at the end of Sura al-Fath (Victory), which refers to some other verses of the Gospel as well as the one mentioned above, also states that his community, like him, will be under the obligation of waging Jihad.

And their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed that sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands in its own stem, filling the sowers with wonder and delight, so that it fills the unbelievers with rage at them. (48:29)

In the Torah, there is the following verse:

The flags of the holy ones are with him, on his right. (Deuteronomy, 33:2) 10

In this verse, the Companions of the Prophet are described as ‘the holy ones’, that is, his Companions are blessed, righteous, saintly friends of God.

In Chapter 42 of the Book of Isaiah, there are the following verses:

Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my spirit on him and he will bring justice to the nations. He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his law the islands will put their hope. (Isaiah, 42:1-4)

These verses are certain to describe the Prophet Muhammad, who would come in the last phase of human history.

There are the following verses in Chapter 4 of the Book of Micah:

In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it. Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up the mountain of the Lord, to the house of God. He will teach us His ways, so that we may walk in His paths.” (Micah, 4:1-2)

These verses obviously describe the Mount Arafat, the most blessed mountain of the world, and the nation of Muhammad, upon him be peace, together with the prayers and praises that would be offered by the pilgrims who would flock there from all climes.

The following verses are from Chapter 72 of Psalms:

He will rule from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.

The desert tribes will bow before him and his enemies will lick the dust.

The kings of Tarshish and of distant shores will bring tribute to him; the kings of the Yemen and Seba will present him gifts.

All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him.

For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no-one to help.

He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.

He will rescue them from oppression and violence for precious is their blood in his sight.

Long may he live! May people ever pray for him and bless him all day long.

May his name endure for ever; may it continue as long as the sun. All nations will be blessed through him. and they will call him blessed. (Psalms, 72:8-17)

These verses describe the Prophet Muhammad, the Pride of the World, in a very clear way.

Since the Prophet David, has a prophet come other than the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace, who has spread his religion from east to west, to whose name many rulers pay tribute, and whose way so many obey with deep adoration for him, and on whom one fifth of mankind call, every day, God’s peace and blessings?

Is there anyone who fits this description other than the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings?

Prophet Muhammad in the New Testament

More emphatically and more frequently than any other Prophet, the Prophet Jesus, upon him be peace, gave the good tidings of the Last Prophet, upon him be peace and blessings.

The Capstone in the Gospel of Matthew

Jesus said:

Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes?

Therefore I tell you that the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit. He who falls on this stone will be broken to pieces, but he on whom it falls will be crushed.’ (Matthew, 21.42-4)

The ‘capstone’ mentioned in the verses cannot be the Prophet Jesus for the verses refer to the crushing victories that the followers of the ‘capstone’ will win against their enemies.

No people were ever broken to pieces or crushed because they resisted Christianity. Christianity gained ground against the Roman Empire only after it had lost its original identity and been reconciled with Roman paganism.

The Western dominion over the world came after scientific thought’s triumph over the medieval Christian view of nature and was realized in the form of a ruthless colonialism.

Whereas, Islam ruled almost half of the ‘old’ world for many centuries as a religion in its original purity and its enemies were many times defeated before it.

In its struggle with other religions, Islam has always been successful. It is, again, Islam which is on the rise as both a pure, authentic religion and as a way of life, and which is the hope of salvation for humanity more than that, the Prophet Jesus himself alludes to this fact by stating explicitly that the kingdom of God will be taken away from his followers and given to a people who will produce its fruit.

Second, in a telling detail recorded in a hadith in the Sahih of al-Bukhari and that of Muslim, the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, describes himself as the ‘capstone’ completing the building of Prophethood.

Paraklit, the Spirit of Truth

In the Gospel of John, Jesus promises the arrival of the Last Prophet using a variety of names:

But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the ‘Paraklit’ will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. (John, 16:7-8)

In these verses, the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, is referred to as the Paraklit.

Paraklit11 is a Greek word meaning the Distinguisher between Truth and Falsehood. Although Christian interpreters have given this word different meanings such as Counselor (Gideons International) or Helper (American Bible Society) or Comforter (the Company of the Holy Bible), and claimed that it refers to the Holy Spirit, it is impossible even for Christians to establish whether the Holy Spirit has come down after Jesus and done what Jesus foretold he would do.

If, according to Christians, the Holy Spirit is the Archangel Gabriel, he came many times to the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, to bring Divine Revelations. Further, Jesus mentioned and predicted the Paraklit with other different names, but the same function, as is seen in the following verses:

When Paraklit comes - the Spirit of truth - who comes from the Father, he will testify about me. (John, 15.26)

I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will bring glory to me by taking what is mine and making it known to you. (John, 16.12-14)

I will not speak with you much longer, for the Prince of this world is coming. And I posses nothing of him. (John, 14.30)

Who has come after Jesus other than the Prophet Muhammad, as the Comforter who has comforted human beings against fear of death, against worries about the future, against spiritual ailments of all kinds?

As the Helper, who has helped mankind to attain real peace and happiness in both worlds? As the Prince of the world, who has ruled almost half of the world for fourteen centuries, and who has become the beloved of billions?

And as the Spirit of truth who testified to Jesus, brought glory to him by declaring his Prophethood against the denial of the Jews and false deification of him by Christians, and restoring his religion to its pristine purity through the Book he brought?

What shortcomings do the Western Christians attribute to the Prophet Muhammad, in contrast to Jesus and other Prophets, that, while almost all of the Christians of the ‘Middle East’ believed in him and converted to Islam within a few decades of his death, they persist in their denial of him and offer no justification?

Mawlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, a great Sufi saint, expresses in the following stanza the good tidings of the Prophet Muhammad by the Gospel:

In the Gospel Mustafa is mentioned with his attributes, in him is the mystery of all the Prophets; he is the bringer of happiness. The Gospel mentions him with his external form and features, and also with his personal virtues and Prophetic qualities.

In spite of the changes they have been subjected to over time, the Old and New Testaments still contain references to the Prophet Muhammad, only some of which we have quoted. The late Hussayn Jisri found one hundred and fourteen such allusions and quoted them in his Risala al-Hamidiya.

Note

In the books of other Prophets, God’s Messenger, upon him be peace and blessings, is mentioned with such Syriac and Hebrew names as correspond to Ahmad, Muhammad and Mukhtar.

In the Pages of the Prophet Shu‘ayb, upon him be peace, his name is Mushaffah, meaning Muhammad.

In the Torah, he is mentioned as Munhamanna, which means Muhammad, and as Himyata, meaning ‘the Prophet of al-Haram’.

In the Psalms, he is named al-Mukhtar, and again in the Torah, al-Hatam al-Khatam.

Both in the Torah and the Psalms, he is referred to as Muqim al-Sunna, which means the one who establishes and enforces the Divine way for mankind.

In the Pages of Abraham, upon him be peace, and in the Torah, he is mentioned as Mazmaz, and again in the Torah, as Ahyad.

God’s Messenger himself said, My name in the Qur’an is Muhammad, in the Bible Ahmad, and in the Torah Ahyad.

In the Bible, he is also referred to as ‘the Possessor of the Sword and the Staff’.

In-deed, among the Prophets who carried the sword, the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings, is the greatest one, who was also commanded to perform Jihad together with his community.

The Gospel refers to him also as the one who wears a crown. What is meant here by crown is turban, and it is the Arabs who have worn headcovers with a wrapper around them since ancient times. Hence, the reference is undoubtedly to the Prophet Muhammad, upon him be peace and blessings.

In the tomb of Shamun al-Safa, the famous traveler Awliya’ Calabi saw the following verses in the Gospel, written on a gazelle hide: ‘I’tun (A youth) Azribun (from the progeny of Abraham) peruftun (is to be a Prophet.) Law ghıslin (He will not be a liar.) Bent afzulat (His birthplace is Makka;) ki kalushir (he will come with righteousness;) tunuminin (his blessed name) mavamid (is Ahmad Muhammad.) Isfedus (His followers) takardis (will prosper in this world,) bist bith (and also in the next.)

Certainly, Jesus frequently gave in the Gospels the glad tidings that the most significant leader of mankind would come, and mentioned him with some names in Syriac and Hebrew, which mean, as observed by meticulous experts, Ahmad, Muhammad, and Faruq (who distinguishes the truth from falsehood).

1.Although it does not exist word for word in the present editions of the Bible, it is recorded in Hujjat Allah ‘ala al-‘Alamin fi Mu’jizat al-Sayyid al-Mursalin by Yusuf Nahbani, p. 104.

2. Although it does not exist word for word in the present versions of the Bible, it is recorded by ‘Ali al-Qari in his Sharh al-Shifa’, 1:743.

However, we read in the Torah, the following verses:

I will make the son of the maidservant (Hagar) into a nation.(Genesis, 21:13). Hagar, lift the boy up and take him by the hand, for I will make him into a great nation (21:18).

3. ‘Ali al-Qari, al-Shifa’ al-Sharif, 1:746.
4. Ali al-Qari, al-Shifa’ al-Sharif, 1:746.
5. Bukhari, Buyu’, 50; I. Hanbal, Musnad, 2:174; Darimi, 1:14-15.
6. Darimi, 1:14-15; Abu Na‘im, Dala’il al-Nubuwwa, 1:72.
7. Kastalani, al-Mawahib al-Ladunniya, 6:192.
8. ‘Ali al-Qari, ibid., 1:739.
9. Yusuf Nahbani, Hujjat Allah ‘ala al-‘Alamin fi Mu’jizat al-Sayyid al-Mursalin, 105.
10.This is almost the same in many versions of the Bible, i.e., in the one published by The Bible Company established in Istanbul, but we come across a different translation, if not an alteration, in the version published by Gideon International, which reads: ‘He came with myriads of holy ones from the south, from his mountain slopes’ (Deuteronomy, 33:2).
11. Paraclete is originally a Greek word. According to Webster’s New World Dictionary, it derives from the Greek word parakletos meaning intercessor, advocate, pleader.

However, Abidin Pasha, a nineteenth-century scholar from Yanya,Greece, who knew Greek very well and whose works on Greek literature were highly praised by Greek authorities, writes that the origin of Paraclete is piriklitos, meaning Ahmad, the one who is much praised. (Hussain Jisri, Risala al-Hamidiya, 59).

We also read in the Qur’an that Jesus predicted the Prophet Muhammad with the name, Ahmad, a synonym of Muhammad (61:6).

Christians assert that by Paraclete Jesus means the Holy Spirit, but it is questionable what connection the Holy Spirit has with interceding, pleading or advocating, which, in fact, refer to the main attributes of the Prophet Mu-hammad, upon him be peace and blessings, even though we accept that the word drives from paracletos.

Besides, it should also be noted that translators of the Gospels intentionally refrain from writing Paraclete and, instead, they prefer to translate it, but all differently.

Also, Jesus gives good tidings of the being to come not only with the name of Paraclete but also with such names as ‘the Prince of this world’ and the ‘Spirit of truth’, and with many other functions, which must, of course, belong to a Prophet, not to a ‘spirit’ or angel.

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May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala Bless The Holy Prophet Muhammad SAW and us his Ummah.

Ameen.

Source : http://www.fountainmagazine.com/

Friday, March 30, 2007

Malaysia will be an Islamic State ONLY when PAS rules!

Malaysia will be an Islamic State in all it's entirety ONLY when the Government of the Kingdom of Malaysia is ruled by PAS, the Islamic Party of Malaysia.

The Constitution of this nation will no longer be of that colonial legacy drafted and penned by this nation's former British Masters but will be the Final and the Last Testament of Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala, the Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem. Insya Allah.

Contrary to what the fearmongers as in the likes of our 'learned' legal eagles of this land would have you believe, the Divine Laws of Allah the Almighty as ordained in the Holy Qur'an will not deprive anyone of his or her rights when the courts rule exactly as Commanded by Our Creator.

Understanding and implementing of the Quranic Laws need to be administered strictly as per the provisions laid down by Allah, Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and not bended and twisted by vested interests of the rulers of the land.

We all know how the Holy Prophet Muhammad Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam promised to judge Fatimah Radhiallahu Anha, his own daughter by the (Hudud) Laws of the Qur'an if ever the Blessed Lady , May Allah's Blessings be upon her, broke any of Allah's Laws.

Faultfinders and recalcitrant elements out there will always refuse to acknowledge the just and exact punishments or rules of God Almighty through the passage of Time, so we can always expect opposition and objections by those who will face persecution if ever the Quranic Laws are to be upheld and made to be the Supreme Constitution of any country here on Earth.

I dare say that since the times of the Prophet Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam and the Rightful Caliphs of Islam, Saiyidina Abu Bakar As Siddiq (RA), Saiyidina Omar Al Khattab (RA), Saiyidina Othman ibni Affan (RA) and Saiyidina Ali ibni Abi Talib (RA), the administration of Islamic Laws to the letter and as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has decreed has yet to be implemented and administered to it's truest sense.

So, the world has yet to experience the true justice and correctness of the Syariah as per what Our Creator has ordained for us. Hence this unnecessary atmosphere of thinking that the Laws of God will not be fair to everyone.

We have yet to be ruled by the Syariah as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has prescribed for us and thus the uninformed or those who are skeptics delude themselves into fearing the Laws of God so very unnecessarily.

The so called scholars of this world aren't exactly up to mark when being in their seats of religious power and jurisdiction for as always, there is an understood state of reality where the rules and laws of God as per the Holy Quran has yet to be administered by the rulers of any one country that calls itself 'Islamic' to the letter.

The current ruling party although being another Malay based Muslim party will never be able to establish a totally based on the Holy Qur'an as the nation's Constitution for they too will face the retributions of the totally unbiased Laws of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala if they try to change the present Constitution.

Furthermore, they share power with their coalition partners comprised of other Non Malay and Non Muslim political parties. So, the chances of the nation being considered as an Islamic State as I understand it is very slim indeed.

As such, Karpal Singh and his DAP party can sleep soundly for now as the BN ruling government is only performing a charade as far as being an Islamic nation at the moment.

PKR is born out of one individual's political tragedy and therefore is in no better position to champion Islam although the very individual it was formed to seek 'justice for' was one of this nation's foremost Muslim youth leader at the height of Islamic awareness was back then.

He is today more of an idealistic thinker reminiscing about an era gone by rather than pose as a credible challenger to the current powers that be.

PAS however has made some dynamic changes to it's approach to the Malaysian public and the present leadership are evolving to accommodate modern technology and of a more down to earth relationship with the masses.

The party headquarters moving to the inner part of the capital city is a good move to create an awareness of it's willingness to establish it's stronghold in the midst of sin city as 'the Chow Kit' red light area is infamous for.

Maybe the presence of Malaysia's fundamentalist Islamic political organization will have a positive effect on the flesh trade there.

Who knows, if in the later years , Chow Kit will no longer be referred to as the sinspots of KL.

Whatever it is , those who have been making a ruckus over the issue of Malaysia being an Islamic nation can be assured that their fears will not be realised as long as the present big boys run the show.

PAS can in the meantime reformat it's system, clean out all the kinks in it's machinery and relaunch it's programmes all over with a better leadership that will be able to reach out to the people of Malaysia yet be able to stick to the basic requirements of Rabbul Jaleel. Insya Allah.

Malaysia has a fantastic role to play amongst the nations of this world if we can show them that Islam properly upheld and administered through a just legal and civil government is just as fair as everyone wants life to be.

The only party that can do that if they too follow the Al Qur'an Al Kareem to the letter is PAS.

Will we get to see this happen within our lifetime? Who knows? Wallahu 'alam bissawab.

Malaysia is NOT an Islamic State! Face the facts!

Here is the wheelchair bound 'Lion of the Malaysian Courts' , Advocate and Solicitor Karpal Singh posing with his pet bulldog.

He is as dogged today as he has always been, with his 'continuing struggle' to deny the claim by our hapless ruling government, past and present, rhetoric spewing Prime Ministers that the Kingdom of Malaysia is an Islamic State!

You have got to hand it to him to have stayed his course and can expect him to be so till comes the day he kicks the bucket and returns to the Judgment of the Almighty!

He apologized for his statement about challenging anyone to cross his dead body before getting to set up an 'Islamic State' true to the letter , here in the Kingdom of Malaysia but has remained committed to his cause till this very second. You have to admire the man for that. No doubting him.

I concur with YB Karpal Singh that this nation is NOT an Islamic State in the truest sense.

The country is ruled by the remnants of the British civil Laws and according to the Constitution of the Kingdom of Malaysia.

Face the facts. The Civil Laws are the ones prevailing over this nation and the Syariah Court only applies to matters concerning the Muslims of this land, not over the total population.

Even the laws of the Syariah Court do not judge the Malaysian Muslims to the exact letters of the Rules and Laws of Allah , God Almighty as prescribed in the Holy Al-Qur'an Al Kareem and as per the authentic Hadiths of Rasulullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam.

We do not impose the Hudud Laws even unto the declared and attested to be Muslims of this land when they commit crimes punishable in Islam.

The examples of the laws being administered here in Malaysia do not come close to the Hudud laws of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala.

We all know that and we have to concur with Karpal Singh that this land is not under Islamic Law as proclaimed by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad.

Neither are the 'Islam Hadhari' concept brought about by his successor, the present Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi superseding the civil laws of this nation.

We have two legal systems operating between a very faint line of authority over each other and we all know that the justice system here is always treading very carefully as it judges cases which at times crosses over and overlaps the matters of jurisdiction affecting the judgments concerning the rule of civil law or of the 'syariah courts'.

As long as this nation is not being ruled according to the exact laws laid down by Almighty Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala in the Holy Al Qur'an Al Kareem to the letter, Karpal Singh is right about his 'stand' that the Kingdom of Malaysia is not an 'Islamic State'.

Here is the latest from The Sun Online about Karpal's victory over the acceptance by the Home Minister Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad that Malaysia is NOT an Islamic State in Parliament yesterday.

"Happy now Karpal Sahab?"

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How Karpal Singh forced a point

Zainon Ahmad

It was vintage lawyer Karpal Singh who, employing his courtroom skills, cornered Home Minister Datuk Seri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad into agreeing that Malaysia is not an Islamic state.

The MP for Bukit Gelugor on Tuesday dodged and skirted all manner of obstacles placed in his way by BN backbenchers in order to pursue Radzi for his stand on Malaysia's status.

The wheelchair-bound DAP chairman was harangued and shouted at for delaying the passage of the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2006 and the Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2006.

"This Member for Bukit Gelugor persists in questioning Malaysia's status as an Islamic state. What else is there to question when Malaysia is already an established Islamic state?" said Datuk Badruddin Amiruldin (BN-Jerai).

The Malay BN backbenchers almost brought the House down when they loudly voiced support for Badruddin. Heard above the tumult was Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin (BN-Kinabatangan) whose voice needed no microphone.

When the others stopped, Bung Mokhtar continued to harangue Karpal. The veteran oppositionist shouted back. And soon they were exchanging unparliamentary words.

Speaker Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib called for order and asked Karpal and Bung Mokhtar to withdraw the words. "I will do that only after the Member from Bukit Gelugor has withdrawn his," said the man with the booming voice. Karpal did not reply.

Radzi, a lawyer and a former de facto law minister, continued to round up the debate on the bills. Hardly had he spoken for five minutes when Karpal asked for clarification but Radzi refused to yield the floor, saying he had a long way to go and very little time.

He continued his round-up but shortly after, when giving the floor, first, to Chong Eng (DAP-Bukit Mertajam) and then to Dr Rozaidah Talib (BN-Ampang), Karpal remarked "bagi perempuan saja (give way to women only)". He also said Radzi tak berani (scared) to allow him to speak.

"If you are brave, allow me to speak," he challenged. But Radzi refused to take the bait.

Unwilling to be ignored, Karpal shouted "point of order". At which point Radzi had to stop. When the Speaker asked Karpal for the specific section of the Order Book, he mentioned Standing Order 36 that "the minister was misleading the House".

Karpal said the minister should first lay down the basis for the amendment by saying that the proposed law is civil law. He said it must be made clear that civil laws prevail in Malaysia, unlike in Saudi Arabia and Iran whose laws are Islamic.

He said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad may have declared Malaysia an Islamic state but it cannot be so because the laws of the land are civil laws. He said therefore, Islam, as stated in the Constitution, is only the religion of the federation - the official religion of the country.

Radzi stood up to continue with his rounding up, saying that discussion on the subject would require a lot of time and suggested that a special forum be organised for it instead. He then continued with his speech.

Karpal protested, saying the minister had not answered his question to which Radzi responded he already had.

"Jawab tak tepat - lari sana, lari sini," said Karpal who complained that the answers were inaccurate and that Radzi was dodging the issue.

To the restless backbenchers who complained that a lot of time was being wasted, Karpal insisted it was important to straighten out the matter.

Karpal: In the Constitution, Islam is the official religion and nowhere is it stated that Malaysia is an Islamic state. Right?

Radzi: Yes, the Constitution says that Islam is the religion of the federation.

Karpal: That's all that it is. It is the main religion and nowhere is it stated that Malaysia is an Islamic state. Right?

Radzi: I agree with you.

Karpal: Nowhere in the Constitution is it stated that Malaysia is an Islamic state. Do you agree?

Radzi: Yes, I agree.

Karpal: Cukup!

There was no mistaking the jubilance as he said cukup (that's all) as if saying "I rest my case".

Karpal had argued with Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Abdullah Md Zin in the Dewan last year and the department's parliamentary secretary Datuk Dr Mashitah Ibrahim last week on the same subject.

He told Abdullah that in the Che Omar Che Soh case (1988), the supreme court had said that Islam is the religion of the federation and not the basic law of the country.

To Mashitah, he pointed out that the first three prime ministers had said that Malaysia is not an Islamic state.

Both had been unmoved in their belief that Malaysia is an Islamic state. Abdullah said it was the court's opinion and Mashitah said it was the three prime ministers' personal opinion.

The Dewan Rakyat adjourned sine die around 8pm on Tuesday after meeting for 14 days during which 12 bills, including three major ones - the Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill 2006, Penal Code (Amendment) Bill 2006 and Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Bill 2006 - were passed.

Uptrend Business Preview tonight at Sg Buloh

Assalamualaikum to all Muslims reading this and May Success and Peace be to all others.

There will be an Uptrend Network E-Commerce Business Preview tonight at my downline's centre at Bukit Rahman Putra, Sg Buloh.

This is a map prepared by Zainal Azman Abu Kasim, my downline who owns the centre there.

If you want to attend, just head towards the Bukit Rahman Putra New Town.

The centre is located on the first floor above the Takaful Malaysia office. Click onto the picture to view the address.

Ample parking spaces available. Free admission to the business preview unlike some other businesses who charge you admission fees.

You can bring as many friends and business associates as you wish.

Seats are limited so please be early.

Preview starts at 8.30 pm.

The road leading to Sg Buloh from the Damansara toll is experiencing some congestion due to roadworks there so leaving there after 7.30pm is encouraged.


Uptrend Networks is an activity based business and has given it's productive members ample returns to the tune of earning huge incomes daily and monthly.

If you would like to learn how to get the financial rewards that are fast changing many of our Uptrenders life's to be rich and wealthy by positive networking and good business ethics, come to the preview tonight and check it out.

You can ask us all the questions you like and discover how Uptrend Networks can be your platform to financial success and get to live a life that you could only have dreamed of before this.

Call me at 016-3969881 to confirm your seats and also ZAINALKAYA at 012-3022 897 to locate the place.

We need to do what we need to do in order to make things happen for us. There's no two ways about it

Success and wealth comes to those who persevere and stay the course. Quitters have never made it to the top. They always waste their times accusing this and that for their failures.

I know that you are not one of them. Why do I say that?

Quitters seldom read and what more read stuff like these that only bright sparks like you and me get to discover and improve our situation to be better. So much more better that when we look back at this day a year or two from now on, we will thank God Almighty for showing us this way to a better future! Ameen.

Come call me now. The number is 016-3969881. Be early. See you at the centre! Insya Allah.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Maulid Gathering at Masjid Al Falah, USJ9, Subang Jaya

Assalamualaikum dear Ummah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam, staying in the USJ9 area of Subang Jaya, Selangor and surrounding areas.

You are cordially invited to join a Maulidur Rasul Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam scheduled to be held at the Masjid Al Falah, this Saturday, 31st March 2007 in conjunction with the Holy Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam's birthday celebrations.

Click onto the poster here and view the slated agenda for the day.

Verily, those of us who remember the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam's enjoining us to be with those who gather in prayer and remembrance of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala and our Khatamun Nabiyyi and offer the Salawat upon him will be amongst those who are favored and blessed by Ar Rahman Ar Rahim and will be those who receive the Syafa'at of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wassallam in the Akhirat, Insya Allah.

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala bless us all with His Guidance and His Mercy. Ameen.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Uptrenders in Focus - Our Great Achievers!

These are the achievers in Uptrend Network Sdn Bhd.

Ordinary people like you and me who have done an extraordinary feat in changing their life's from being the average Joe or Jane into being superstars in their own right!

Network Marketeers who kept to their objectives and went against the norm of leaving their life's to chance.

Click on the pictures to see them in a larger view. Read their stories.

Folks who believed in themselves and in the Almighty who has blessed them with perseverance and struggled against all odds into achieving an income and a lifestyle that they had only dreamed of before joining Uptrend.

A fantastic group of top dynamic kick ass leaders who put themselves and their dreams above all adversaries and negative propaganda against this fabulous platform from where they launched their incredible business successes!

Congratulations Uptrenders! You are our champions! We shall follow you to the top! Ameen.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Shahrir Samad Blogs ! Is he a 'liar' too?

Assalamualaikum dear Muslims and May Peace be upon all others.

I refer to 'Tengku' Adnan Mansor's verbal assault upon us Bloggers recently that we are mostly liars!

Well, what has he got to say to our latest addition to the Blogosphere ; in the person of none other but the former BN Backbenchers Head and Whip @ YB Dato Shahrir Samad?

I can only imagine the discomfort of our Tourism Minister having to face this situation of trying to extricate his sorry self from the quagmire of his mouth!

Whatever it is , Bloggers are here to stay and as more and more people realize that the only lies being told are the media who are being dictated to by the powers that be,
and told what to print or publish daily!

Blogs are fast being relied upon by those who want the whole truth for we have no vested interests except in the wellbeing of our fellow citizens and beloved nation!

Welcome to the Blogosphere, Dato Shahrir Samad! I pray that you will be together with us in voicing out the truth and defend our rights to blog as we please. Responsibly , of course.

Now, if only the dinosaurs still roaming BN Bolehland come to their senses and join you here.

Will we see more of this nation's ruling politicians wise up and join the blogging fraternity. :)

Leadership qualities that an Uptrender must have!

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I would like to share with you some important characteristics that a Leader in Uptrend Network or any other business entrepreneur must have in order to succeed in this chosen field!

It is of paramount importance that whoever wants to lead a team of success oriented individuals to outshine them and take the lead in order to reach the glittering top of the mega bucks and heights of achievement that we all set out to reach.

You can't afford to fumble your way to the top. No sirree. Fumblers and mumblers will always end up stumbling down to the bottom of the heap!

I have seen many who started out in this business with bursts of energy, bright sparks who lit up the skies with their enthusiasm but fizzled out after a brief moment of glory and being in the limelight!

All spark ...but no fire! What a bloody shame.. Tch tch tch tch...but that is the reality in life.

Many come into this challenging world of E-Commerce with a raging thirst for money and glory but end up depleted and wasted because they failed!

They failed to equip themselves with the basics of good business leadership. They failed to empower themselves with the qualities and skills of going through the gauntlet of rejections.

They forgot the cardinal rule of business management that is to learn and put to practice all the following principles of becoming a top notch super duper kick ass business builder!

If you want to be a top team leader in Uptrend Networks and be with my Team ZAINKING, then you need to uncover the following characteristics in yourself :

1. Have a white-hot desire to make money
  • You need to be one who is financially stressed enough to want to go all out in closing more sales of product packages and have the thirst to see all those extra dollars and ringgits swelling up your E-Wallets!
  • If you are flushed with cash and don't have creditors snapping at your heels and biting your butt, you can just watch from the sidelines. Really! Why waste your time by registering with us and then not doing what you need to do as a business builder?
  • There's no point in you signing up as a Double Platinum business owner and then take your own sweet time whiling away your time but being there in the business network!
  • You need to have that wanting to make money and by being so, do what is necessary in effecting change and activity with your team. You need to initiate action so that your team follows. There has to be a sense of urgency on your part as a business builder in this team.
2. You must be a person who likes people and are genuinely interested in them.
  • You can't be a top leader in this business if you do not like to mix with others.
  • You can't be a team leader if you do not give a damn about the people who signed up under you!
  • You can never be effective as a team leader if you do not care about your team members.
  • If you want to succeed and be someone whom others look up to as their leader, there's no two ways about it but you must genuinely be concerned about the welfare and problems affecting your team members.
  • You can however just move on forward and attend to the team members who reciprocate your attention and they in turn do give you feedback about their situations.
  • You can't afford to babysit anyone in this business for that will only slow you down and eventually get you all mired up in unnecessary personal self made and self imposed problems they load up upon themselves!
3.You must be someone who can emphatize with and understand your downlines.
  • Let's face the facts. Not everyone will be a superstar in this business.
  • There will be many who come in unsure of themselves and feel very self conscious of not being on par or up to the standards of being a dynamic business builder but who eventually will turn out to be a very good capable business leader.
  • There will also be those who come in like Mike Tyson, all powered up and look so vicious and gung ho but after a few weeks in the business be all washed out and ready to throw in the towel after the first few 'no's' they face in their business presentations.
  • So, as a leader who is in for the long run, you must have it in you to try and emphatize with such folks and do your best to boost their flagging spirits with some pep talk and reassurances about building up their stamina to outlast their rejectors and grab the gold!
  • In short, brush up on your people handling skills. Be a motivator. It helps.
4. You must be willing to help others achieve their goals.
  • Unlike those damned pyramid schemes where the uplines get all the rewards at the expense of their downlines, this Uptrend Network business depends on a solid foundation of trust and goodwill built by a strong sense of teamwork.
  • You will never be a successful leader in this business if your team is comprised of slow coaches and dead tortoises.
  • Whether we like it or not, we have to build up our team members and help them achieve their targets as well.
  • None in this business have achieved their stardom on their own. It takes more than two to tango in Uptrend!
  • We need to have a growing , growing empire of networkers all helping each other to close deals and develop a win, win situation for every Ahmad, Ah Seng or Samy in this business!
  • This is a universal business. You need to pay equal attention to each and every downline you have in your network. Sadly though, there are some who just don't realize that they too need to do their part to build up and grow this business! What can we do?
5. You must be entrepreneurial minded.
  • Being an Uptrender means that we have to rely on our own selfs to set the motion in our business build up.
  • Many come in expecting a free ride to prosperity and great wealth!!! Humbug!
  • Helllllloooooo!!! Wakey wakey dear Uptrender!!! This is not a latch on exercise !
  • You want the money? Then my friend , you have got to do work just like the bee who collects the nectar from flower to flower , buzzing here, buzzing there to collect it all and turn it into the honey!!!
  • No honey, no money! Get it?
  • You need to do something to get that extra something! Agree?
  • So, you as a business leader need to be entrepreneurial in your approach.
  • Use your commonsense to come up with new ideas, new approaches to build your network.
  • Stay within the guidelines and framework of the business set by the company and the government authorities. Preserve your integrity. Please.
6. Have a high energy level and love to do things.
  • You need to be highly charged up and be energized if you want to succeed in this business.
  • If you are standing there before a group of people and presenting this business to them, make sure that you speak like a full powered hyper charged dynamo!!!
  • If you speak as if you are a half dead has been, who the hell would ever be excited enough to join you in the first place?
  • You need to speak with power! You need to be an exciting person to watch! You need to put on a great fantastic presentation and be able to hold your audience's attention!
  • You wouldn't want to have an attendee dozing off at the back with his or her mouth wide open and snoring because you are boring, would you? Get the connection? Boring-Snoring!
  • I wouldn't want that in my presentations. That's why when I present, I always do so fully charged! Give them the works! Draw their attention with terrific one liners! Be fun!
There are many more things I want to share with you. Check with me later. Be the best!

Those of you who are ready to join me in this journey to make millions , call/sms 016-3969881

The future is ours to decide. God gives us this chance to go get ourselves rich! What are you waiting for?