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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, السل

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Edifying statement on the Islamic State (IS) group

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Recently the media has contained numerous reports about the actions attributed to a group that calls itself the Islamic State (IS). The Islamic Education and Research Academy (iERA) feel it necessary to educate the public on Islamic values, to prevent the public from conflating Islam with extreme acts.

As an organisation, iERA has been at the forefront in calling Muslims in the UK to reach out to the wider community and allay their fears and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. We have consistently encouraged Muslims to appreciate and contribute to their presence by sharing this message of mercy, compassion and forgiveness. This is why we believe it is important to shed some light on what life under Islamic governance should look like as witnessed by over a thousand years of history.

Islamic Values in Practice

Islamic governance is fundamentally based on justice and compassion. These are the central values of Islam that are expressed through a sincere belief in the existence of one God and by seeking to act in a way that is pleasing to Him. By singling Him out for worship and being conscious of one’s accountability, a Muslim is encouraged to act fairly and justly. The Qur’an clearly states in this regard:

“O you who believe, be steadfast in your devotion to God and bear witness impartially: do not let the hatred of others lead you away from justice, but adhere to justice, for that is closer to being God conscious. Be mindful of God: God is well acquainted with all that you do.”[2]

“O you who believe, uphold justice and bear witness to God, even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or your close relatives. Whether the person is rich or poor, God can best take care of both. Refrain from following your own desire, so that you can act justly – if you distort or neglect justice, God is fully aware of what you do.”[3]

Mass murder, ethnic cleansing, sectarianism, intolerance, killing journalists, kidnapping and other evils are the very opposite of the compassionate and merciful behaviour that is the hallmark of a true Islamic state. As the Qur’an states:

“What will explain to you what the steep path is? It is to free a slave, to feed at a time of hunger an orphaned relative or a poor person in distress, and to be one of those who believe and urge one another to steadfastness and compassion.”[4]

Minorities Under Islamic Governance

In the past, when these values were practiced and internalised, the Muslims who had political authority created a society that was unmatched in history. Consider the treatment of minorities such as the Jews and the Christians. The prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the treaty of Medina said:

“It is incumbent on all the Muslims to help and extend sympathetic treatment to the Jews who have entered into an agreement with us. Neither an oppression of any type should be perpetrated on them nor their enemy be helped against them.”[5]

The popular historian Karen Armstrong points out how these values established an unprecedented coexistence:

“The Muslims had established a system that enabled Jews, Christians, and Muslims to live in Jerusalem together for the first time.”[6]

The Jewish academic Historian Amnon Cohen illustrates the practical application of Islamic values, and how the Jews of Ottoman Jerusalem were free and contributed to society:

“No one interfered with their internal organisation or their external cultural and economic activities…The Jews of Ottoman Jerusalem enjoyed religious and administrative autonomy within an Islamic state, and as a constructive, dynamic element of the local economy and society they could – and actually did – contribute to its functioning.”[7]

‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab, the companion of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and the second Caliph of Islam, granted the Christians…

Ex-Israeli soldier speaks out… what he s

Ex-Israeli soldier speaks out… what he says will change everything you think you know about Israel !
Shared By HR on July 23, 2014

The talk by Eran Efrati was filmed in Denver, Colorado on March 3, 2014 as part of The Soldier and the Refusenik U.S. tour with Maya Wind. Eran talk about his experiences in the IDF and then more broadly discusses Israel, its relationship to the U.S. and the global expansion of militarism.
Eran Efrati, 28, was born and raised in Jerusalem. After graduating high school he enlisted in the IDF, where he served as a combat soldier and company sergeant in Battalion 50 of the Nachal Division. He spent most of his service in Hebron and throughout the West Bank. In 2009, he was discharged and joined Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers working to raise awareness about the daily reality in the Occupied Territories. He worked as the chief investigator of the organization, collecting testimonies from IDF soldiers about their activities. He also guided political tours and to the West Bank and worked to educate Israeli youth about the reality of being a soldier in an occupying army. His collected testimonies appear in the booklet “Operation Cast Lead” and their most recent release “Our Harsh Logic”. Since leaving Breaking the Silence, his investigative reports appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Guardian. Today he is active with the Israeli groups Anarchists Against the Wall and Boycott from Within.

Please listen to his lecture on Video on Link http://www.digital-resistance.com/insight/ex-israeli-soldier-speaks-out-shocking-truth-about-israel/

Key points from this lecture

There is a heavy indoctrination in Israel, from an early age in schools, which uses the holocaust to create paranoia and fear against ‘the enemy’
Israeli soldiers are trained intensively for a war, whilst their actual military duties are to subdue and control Palestinians
Israeli soldiers routinely humiliate, intimidate, arrest, beat and kill civilian Palestinians to ‘protect’ illegal Jewish settlers in occupied territories
Many Israeli soldiers are aware what they are doing is wrong, but have no way out and feel pressured to continue
Palestinians who require medical attention, have to go through military checkpoints – to do this they require permits
They give these permits to lawyers of ‘Doctors without borders’ and then prevent them from going to the West Bank – meaning Palestinians do not receive permits
Israel uses a clever process to cover itself legally to the world
During Operation Cast Lead , Israeli soldiers were traumatised and confused the atrocities they saw in Gaza
Israel would bomb civilian areas to clear the way for Israeli ground forces, use tank shells, air-strikes and illegal white phosphorus
When wanting to speak out, via the ‘Breaking the Silence Campaign ‘ the Haaretz newspaper refused to publish soldier testimonies after pressure by IDF Spokesman
Breaking the Silence campaign itself was censored by the IDF Spokesman
All media in Israel has to go through the IDF censorship
The Israeli government and military make a lot of money by selling its weapons to other repressive regimes around the world,
Israel tries and tests its weapons on Palestinians – ‘this is not (just) an occupation’ this is a laboratory for Israeli military weapons
Israel uses undercover units in the occupied territories to start riots, and then justify the use of weapons against Palestinian protesters
All police departments in the US are trained by the Israeli military and are taught the same brutal tactics used against Palestinians
US police departments have already used such tactics in suppressing protests in the US, such as the Occupy movement
Hit Israel where it hurts the most, boycott Israel
“Everybody knows, the apartheid regime will stop. The question is how fast, and how many people are going to die… until it will happen?”

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, السل

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
What do Qur’an and Hadith Say about the Second Coming of Prophet Isa/ Jesus(PBUH)

What do Qur’an and Hadith Say about the Second Coming of Jesus
The second coming of Prophet Isa/ Jesus (peace be upon him) is one of the major signs to appear before the Day of Judgment. Muslims and Christians believe that Prophet Isa/ Jesus (peace be upon him) will be sent back to our world before the judgment day and he will perform certain tasks.

“The Hour will not come until you see ten signs: the smoke; the False Messiah; the Beast; the sun rising from the West; the descent of Jesus son of Mary; the Gog and Magog; and three tremors – one in the East, one in the West, and one in Arabia, at the end of which fire will burst forth from the direction of Aden and drive people to the place of their final assembly.” (Musnad Imam Ahmed)

The Second Coming of Jesus (Peace be upon him) according to the Qur’an

There are two ayahs in the Qur’an, which are considered to be an indication of the second coming of Prophet Isa (peace be upon him):

“There shall not be anyone from People of the Book, but shall believe in him before his death and on the Day of Resurrection, he (Jesus) shall be a witness against them.” (Qur’an 4: 159)

Most scholars take the above verse to mean that before the death of Jesus (peace be upon him) at the end of time, the people of the book will have the correct belief in him, i.e. that he is no more than one of the greatest messengers of God.

“And (Jesus) shall be a Sign (for the coming of) the Hour (of Judgment): therefore have no doubt about the (Hour), but follow ye Me: this is a Straight Way.” (Qur’an 43: 61)

What Prophet (SAW) said about the second coming of Jesus (Peace be upon him)?

Similar to the Qur’an, there are several AHadith, which mention the second coming of Prophet Isa/Jesus(PBUH).

“God will send the Messiah, son of Mary, who will descend at the white minaret on the eastern side of Damascus wearing two garments, lightly dyed with saffron, his hands resting on the wings of two Angels. When he lowers his head, beads of perspiration will fall from it, and when he raises it up, beads like pearls will scatter from it. Every non-believer who smells him will die, and his breath will reach as far as he is able to see.” (Muslim)

Abu Huraira narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “How will you be when the son of Maryam (i.e. Prophet Isa (peace be upon him)) descends amongst you, and he will judge people by the Law of the Qur’an and not by the law of Gospel!” (Bukhari)

The Prophet (SAW) said: “There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Isa ((peace be upon him.). He (Isa )(peace be upon him)) will descend (to the earth). When you see him, recognize him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the Cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Ad-Dajjal and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.” (Sunan Abu Dawood)

Abu Hurayrah narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said, “By Him in Whose Hand is my life; Ibn Maryam (Isa ((peace be upon him)) would certainly pronounce Talbiyah for Hajj or for Umrah or for both in the valley of Rawha.”(Muslim)

Abdullah ibn Amr narrated that the Prophet (SAW) said: ‘The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah and he will stay (in the world) for forty—(I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years.) Allah will then send Isa ((peace be upon him), son of Maryam, who will chase the Dajjal and kill him.” (Muslim)

The Prophet (SAW) said, “A section of my people will not cease fighting for truth and will prevail till the Day of Resurrection.” He said: “Jesus son of Mary would then descend and their (Muslims’)…

How to Make Your Whiteheads and Blackhea

How to Make Your Whiteheads and Blackheads Disappear

By Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski
BONUS: Egg White & Lemon Mask

Contrary to popular belief, whiteheads and blackheads are a form of acne. Making things very simple, acne may be divided into two categories: pimples & cysts and whiteheads & blackheads. Blackheads and whiteheads, known as comedones, aren’t of course as blatant symptoms of acne as pimples or cysts but certainly need to be addressed. They also can be more numerous on the face and shoulders.

Acne is not only the most prevailing skin problem, but it also affects people of all ages, both genders and all ethnicities. Over 85% of teens and young adults, and 35% to 40% of adults suffer from this condition. Actually, during the last ten years, the average age of an acne sufferer increased from 20.5 to 26.5 years old.

Acne results from inflammation caused by too much skin oil (sebum) clogging the skin pores. More specifically, the sebaceous glands and dead skin cells known as corneocytes build up in the pores, and because the sebaceous material contains a lot of P. acnes bacteria, the surrounding skin now gets infected creating a red bump known as a typical pimple. The medical term for this red bump is an inflammatory papule.

How to make your whiteheads and blackheads disappear

Blackheads, also known as open comedones, are hair follicles that have a wider than normal opening. They are filled with plugs of sebum and dead skin cells and have undergone a chemical reaction resulting in the oxidation of melanin. This gives the substance in the follicle the typical black color.

Whiteheads, known as closed comedones, are follicles that are filled with the sebum but have only a microscopic opening to the skin surface. Since the air cannot reach the follicle, the material is not oxidized, and remains white.

How to Care for Blackheads and Whiteheads

The keys to caring for acne are persistence and patience. There is no overnight cure for acne, including blackheads and whiteheads. Using a treatment that will prevent acne from forming is the only real way to get rid of these types of skin problems. This process can only happen from the inside out, with possible help from some topical cleaning agents that can help control bacteria and remove excess dead skin cells that in consequence, if used regularly, may help improve follicle health. Beware of cleaning products that claim that they treat acne; they may ONLY help to diminish the symptoms. Some of these cleaning products can be used in conjunction with, but not instead of, a treatment that actually removes the causes of acne.

Treating and preventing acne is the only real way of treating acne long term since it is focused on helping the body to regulate secretion of the sebaceous glands to produce less sebum. To further improve the results, such a treatment should be accompanied by good skincare practices that limit the inflammation resulting from mixing sebum, dead skin cells and bacteria.

Acne is not caused by eating certain foods or by “dirty” skin, so even though proper skin hygiene and living a healthy lifestyle may be helpful, they don’t treat acne. To the contrary, excessive scrubbing does not help, and can even make the skin more irritated and inflamed by creating abrasions that further invite bacteria or just simply provoke the skin to protect itself by producing more skin oil.

Skincare Regimen for Blackheads and Whiteheads

The best cleaning routine for comedones (blackheads and whiteheads) includes twice-a-day cleansing with a mild, non comedogenic cleanser, regular use of chamomile astringent, occasional use of witch hazel to dab on the effected areas and application of skin masks to aid in the removal of excess sebum and dead skin cells that contribute to the buildup of oil in the follicles.

Frequently used methods of blackhead removal include squeezing with fingers and the use of a metal extractor or suction. While these methods may be successful…

Salaam, So true, this post actually make


So true, this post actually makes sense. The concept of Imam has never existed in Islam unlike priesthood in other religions. There is no middleman concept while connecting to Allah, Almighty. With every imam, there is birth of new jamat. Islam is taught in a simple plain text, that we read from Quran, but how misinterpretation and story building is catalysed by certain people and imams, is really disturbing. While it is widely taught that we should shun hypocrisy, but indulging in hypocrisy gives an unconditional delight to these newly formed jamats. The most recent evil that we are facing is in form of ISIS. Some of our brothers don’t understand that we could only win people’s heart through love and compassion and not through rage, hatred and sword!

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam, السل

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

Sep 03 2014 : The Times of India (Bangalore)

Saudis mull moving holy tomb, risk Muslim unrest

One of Islam’s most revered holy sites – the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad – could be destroyed and his body removed to an anonymous grave under plans which threaten to spark discord across the Muslim world.
The controversial proposals are part of a consultation document by a leading Saudi academic which has been circulated among the supervisors of al-Masjid al-Nabawi mosque in Medina, where the remains of the Prophet are housed under the Green Dome, visited by millions of pilgrims and venerated as Islam’s second-holiest site. The formal custodian of the mosque is Saudi Arabia’s ageing monarch King Abdullah.

The plans, brought to light by another Saudi academic who has exposed and criticised the destruction of holy places and artefacts in Mecca – the holiest site in the Muslim world – call for the destruction of chambers around the Prophet’s grave which are particularly venerated by Shia Muslims. The 61page document also calls for the removal of Muhammad’s remains to the nearby al-Baqi cemetery, where they would be interred anonymously.

There is no suggestion that any decision has been taken to act upon the plans. The Saudi government has in the past insisted that it treats any changes to Islam’s holiest sites with “the utmost seriousness”.

But such is the importance of the mosque to both Sunni and Shia Muslims that Dr Irfan al-Alawi warned that any attempt to carry out the work could spark unrest. It also runs the risk of inflaming sectarian tensions between the two branches of Islam, already running perilously high due to the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. Hardline Saudi clerics have long preached that the country’s strict Wahhabi interpretation of Islam ­ an offshoot of the Sunni tradition ­ prohibits the worship of any object or “saint“, a practice considered “shirq“ or idolatrous. Dr Alawi, director of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation said, “They want to prevent pilgrims from attending and venerating the tomb because they believe this is shirq, or idolatry . But the only way they can stop people visiting the Prophet is to get him out and into the cemetery .“ Mainstream Sunni Muslims would be just as aghast at any desecration of the tomb as the Shia, Dr Alawi said.

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في امان الله

Your brother in Islam,
A Shabbir Ahmed^AK

Nilim Dutta I hope all of you will take

Nilim Dutta
I hope all of you will take a few minutes out of your valuable time to read this:

This is all about a handful of people standing up to ensure justice for two little girls even though they may not have even met them.

More than 2 years ago, on 25 August 2012, 6 Muslim men were massacred by armed miscreants while traveling from Amguri relief camp to Bijni town in Chirang district during the ethnic conflict in which lakhs of Muslim villagers bore the brunt of the violence. Each death was not just tragic, it left each acutely impoverished family deprived of perhaps the sole earning member, leaving behind young widows with little children or aged, ailing parents.

But no tragedy was perhaps as heartrending as that of the two little daughters of Noor Jamal Mandal who too was killed in the said massacre that we all now refer to as the Choudhurypara massacre. Even though CBI has cracked the case, arrested the main accused and has even filed a chargesheet, Noor Jamal Mandal’s body still remains untraced. His little daughters still remain deprived of even a penny of the Rs. 8 lakhs that the government had announced as ex-gratia for the next-of-kin of all those who have been killed in the 2012 ethnic violence.

For more than two years, Noor Jamal Mandal’s family had been running from pillar to post for justice, for the compensation that the little girls rightfully deserves.

I had met them first in 2012 in Amguri Relief Camp, and in spite of the ordeals that I myself had to face, had never stopped working to ensure that justice be done to them.

I have written about them in details exactly a month ago, on 4 August 2014.


This month was crucial because we were to take a decisive step to secure justice for these little girls. That is why, I did not waver from keeping the work going on even though my family faced attacks and my mother was left badly injured on 4 of August. It is exactly one month to the day today, that it happened.

And while I was preoccupied in preparing the ground to seek justice for these little girls, there were many who were preoccupied trying to disrupt the work, busy vilifying me with false accusations, busy in self-congratulatory pat-on-the-backs that a news paper had published a defamatory news report on me.

One much vaunted leader of a Central Committee of an organization claiming to represent the minorities in BTAD was busy ‘sharing’ in facebook the clipping of the said defamatory news report, gleefully commenting. He somehow did not have time to find means of securing justice for these little girls.

Another much vaunted ‘student social activist’ from TISS was gleeful that such an attack had taken place on my family. May be TISS teaches to applaud attacks on an elderly woman because her son has been a thorn to their brand of social activism?

Another much vaunted ‘former’ Supreme Court advocate (whose letter to the Principal of the School his brother was studying in, incidentally, had to be drafted by me at a point of time) was smug that I was taught a lesson. Interestingly all his judicial knowledge and skill doesn’t come to the rescue of these victims, nor did he ever set foot in BTAD in 2012, preferring to stay out of harms way safely in Delhi, even as his heart was bleeding for the BTAD victims.

In marked contrast, a Bodo gentleman reached out to help, horrified at the ordeal these little girls were going through. Many talk of reconciliation holding peace meetings, while a few like this Bodo gentleman set examples of reconciliation by their deeds, refusing even to let his name to be revealed. May his tribe increase.

What is important here is not the malice many carry in their hearts towards me, or the pretentious concern for such victims. What is important, is the generosity, sincere concern, and the appreciation many more carry in their heart towards what we are trying to do for these little girls, and many more…

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