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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Myriam Francois Cerrah speaks : Women in Islam: Liberated or Oppressed? -



The Surrey Islamic Society hosted a talk entitled: Women in Islam: Liberated or Oppressed? on Wednesday 2nd March 2011 as part of their Islamic Awareness Week 



Talk by Myriam Francois Cerrah


Myriam Francois Cerrah, an Oxford University Doctor of Philosophy student in Middle East Politics, and regular contributor on current affairs, embraced Islam in 2003 aged 21. 
She is one of a growing number of educated middle class female converts to Islam in Britain.



A British actress says she was motivated to convert to Islam especially when she started looking into the life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). 


Myriam Francois-Cerrah says, “There were several things that were pivotal in leading to this change in me. One was looking into the Prophet Muhammad [PBUH]. I think he is one of the great misunderstood figures of history.” 


"My intellectual curiosity was sparked as a result of the backlash against my Muslims friends after 9/11 when I, like most people, was convinced that Islam was responsible for this atrocity. I wanted to understand why my friends would remain part of such a faith.“ 


“When I began looking into the faith, I realised how antithetical those terrorist actions are to the core message of Islam which enjoins peace, moderation and fairness. I then began to realise what was actually behind 9/11 was the distorted ideology of some political extremists, using Islam as a veneer to justify their actions." 


“Islam is about always having balance and I think the prophet's (PBUH) message was fundamentally about having balance and equilibrium in all that we do.” 


“The Prophet's message was always that you repel bad with good; that you always respond to evil with good and always remember that God loves justice so; even when people are committing serious injustices against you, you have a moral responsibility and a moral obligation in front of God to always appall justice and never yourself transgress those limits.” 


She quotes a few favourite quotes by Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) such as 'Forgive him who wrongs you. Join him who cuts you off. Do good to him who does evil to you and speak the truth even if it be against yourself.'” 


“Islam's beauty really becomes to its own when it becomes manifest and it becomes manifest when you make it into a tool for the betterment of society, human kind and the world.” 


“The ideal from an Islamic perspective is for ethics to become lived ethics to become an applied body of values and not remain unfortunately as it often is cloistered in the mosque of somewhere which is some more divorced from reality.” 


Myriam Francois-Cerrah became popular when she was a child for acting in the 90's hit film 'Sense and Sensibility.' Now she is gaining more popularity for being one of a growing number of educated middle class female converts to Islam in Britain. 


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To those of us who are involved in sharing info about Islam online, stories such as this are but a clear testimonial as to why despite concerted efforts by some Islam bashing news media to portray only negativity about Islam, there are droves of mankind realizing the folly of believing in man made so called faiths and embracing the only faith from Almighty Allah.


110:1

110:1
Transliteration
Itha jaa nasru Allahiwalfath
Sahih International
When the victory of Allah has come and the conquest,

110:2
Transliteration
Waraayta annasa yadkhuloonafee deeni Allahi afwaja
Sahih International
And you see the people entering into the religion of Allah in multitudes,

110:3
Transliteration
Fasabbih bihamdi rabbika wastaghfirhuinnahu kana tawwaba
Sahih International
Then exalt [Him] with praise of your Lord and ask forgiveness of Him. Indeed, He is ever Accepting of repentance.
Surah An Nasr ( The Divine Support) Chapter 110 The Holy Al-Qur'an

Now, any rational and reasonable educated intellectually advanced person will be able to differentiate between the truth and falsehood.

More and more highly educated individuals are embracing Islam by the day. 


Despite the brouhaha created recently by the JAIS operation at the covert DUMC @ Damansara Utama Methodist Church to evangelize Malaysian Muslims who have been exposed to now call themselves with Christian names and obviously have apostatized themselves from the Truth of Islam, there are millions of people all over the world coming into the realm of Al Islam. 



Those who are said to have apostatized through the covert evangelizing by the DUMC are ignorants who failed to realize the Haqq from the Batil!


It is preposterous for a human being to go and worship another creation @ makhluk of Allah the Supreme Lord, Creator and Master of all that there is!


I call upon each person reading this to reflect and ponder upon what God Almighty commands us to say to those asking about Him and His Attributes as revealed to the Final Messenger Prophet Muhammad ibni Abdullah Sallalahu Alaihi Wassallam:
Bismillahirrahmanirrahim
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful




112:1
Transliteration
Qul huwa Allahu ahad
Sahih International
Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,

112:2
Transliteration
Allahu assamad
Sahih International
Allah , the Eternal Refuge.

112:3
Transliteration
Lam yalid walam yoolad
Sahih International
He neither begets nor is born,
112:4
Transliteration
Walam yakun lahu kufuwan ahad
Sahih International
Nor is there to Him any equivalent."
Verily the Truth stands clear from error but to those who have not bothered to exercise their brain cells and learn or study about Who it is that they have been programmed to worship and glorify, their ignorance fuels their getting lost further into the wilderness of human folly!


Would you really risk your future by believing in the absurd?


Go study!
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