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Nelson Mandela greeting his greatest
The greatest democracy in the
world : The USA
did not allow Nelson Mandela to visit the USA until
the year 2008
because he was still branded as a " terrorist ".
the Qaddafi regime supported the ANC and Mandela
since 1969 up to the day Mandela became the President of South Africa.
I remember having had my first Passport in 1968
when I went to study in Europe.......
inside my Lebanese-passport ,on the first page,
it was written :
"Valid for all countries except South Africa"
because the Arab-League decided long before Europe
to boycott the Apartheid of South Africa.
And I do not recall
USA ever boycotted
the racial-South-Africa............logically because :
the racial-South-Africa was a twin sister to Israel.
September first 2011
Beside the ANC , there is not one liberation-movement, on this planet,
which did not get the support from
Have a look !! please
When the Libyan uprising started
I was astonished to see so many flag
of the ex- Royal-Libyan-dynasty.
I thought o myself :
when did they have the time to sew all those flags ??
I thought to write about sarcastically and to point out
that this was all a prepared and planed
I did not write this , then !!
But yesterday to my new astonishment
I saw on the TV news Air-cargo-planes
unloading by truck-lift the new-Libyan-currency !!
Which means ,
that not only the uprising was planed in advance
but also that new-currency.....!!
Who ordered it ?? and did it have the authority to do so ??
Who printed it ?? and did it have the authority to do so ??
Who shall spend it ??? .......but , this I know already.
They are all gathering today in Paris,
to divide the loot , among them .
first of September 2011
fatwa # 12675: He fasts in Ramadaan then he does not pray after Ramadaan
If a man is keen to fast in Ramadaan and to pray in Ramadaan only, but he gives up praying as soon as Ramadaan is over, is his fasting valid?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Prayer is one of the pillars of Islam, and it is the most important pillar after the Shahaadatayn (twin testimony of faith). It is also an individual obligation. Whoever does not do it because he denies that it is obligatory or he does not do it because he is lazy and heedless, is a kaafir. As for those who fast in Ramadaan and pray only in Ramadaan, they are trying to deceive Allaah. How bad are those who only acknowledge Allaah in Ramadaan. Their fast is not valid if they only pray in Ramadaan, rather by doing this they are kaafirs who are guilty of major kufr, even if they do not deny that prayer is obligatory; this is according to the more correct of the two scholarly views.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, The covenant that stands between us and them is prayer; whoever does not pray is a kaafir. Narrated by Imam Ahmad, 22428; al-Tirmidhi, 2621; al-Nasaai, 431; Ibn Maajah, 1079 with a saheeh isnaad from Buraydah al-Aslami (may Allaah be pleased with him). And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The head of the matter is Islam, its foundation (or its pillar) is prayer and its pinnacle is jihad for the sake of Allaah. Narrated by Imam al-Tirmidhi, 2616, with a saheeh isnaad from Muaadh ibn Jabal (may Allaah be pleased with him). And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Between a man and kufr and shirk there stands his giving up prayer. Narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh, 82, from Jaabir ibn Abd-Allaah al-Ansaari (may Allaah be pleased with him). And there are many similar ahaadeeth.
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas. 10/140.
Angry passengers watch 7-year-old thrown overboard
By AMY TAXIN - 08.30.11
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- It was a pleasant afternoon aboard a sightseeing cruise around California's scenic Newport Harbor until the unthinkable happened - a man threw his crying 7-year-old son overboard during an argument in front of shocked passengers, authorities said.
Sloane Briles, 35, was taken into custody for child endangerment and resisting arrest, Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.
"The father hit him several times and then threatened to throw him overboard if he didn't stop crying," Amormino said. "The crowd on the boat became very angry at the father for hitting the kid and extremely angry when he threw him overboard."
Authorities said Briles appeared to have been drinking. He was released Monday and couldn't immediately be reached at a number listed for him in Irvine.
Briles, his girlfriend and two sons from a previous marriage went on the Sunday afternoon cruise around Newport Harbor on a boat carrying 85 people. Briles began arguing with his girlfriend and his 7-year-old son, Amormino said, adding the child was not an expert swimmer.
The New York Daily News reported that the father's girlfriend told the newspaper that he was only "roughhousing" with his son as he often does and regretted his "stupid" judgment.
"His sons are his whole life," Jennifer Burrelli told the newspaper. "He would never ever do anything to hurt them on purpose. He knows now it could have gone badly. He doesn't even care about the arrest or his own name. He knows it was stupid."
She also said she and Amormino were not arguing before the incident.
Staff members on the tour boat said Briles told the boy he needed to toughen up then threw him into the water five feet below, said Charlie Maas, who oversees the tour company.
"Right in the middle of a sunny weekend afternoon in August there is a lot of boat traffic out there," Maas said. "That could have been fatally dangerous."
The incident happened so quickly that Maas said there was little time to react. Someone on the boat threw the boy a life ring, and he was safely rescued, uninjured, by another boater. The father also jumped in to save him.
Both the boy and his brother were returned to the care of their mother, who also could not be reached for comment. The couple was married in 2002 and separated in 2006 after having two children. They divorced in 2007.
Family court filings showed Briles lost his job in the mortgage industry in 2007 and got another job, but was injured and drew workers compensation. He successfully petitioned to get his child support obligation reduced and tried for a second reduction, which his ex-wife, Christin, opposed.
"If he truly wanted to support his boys he would find a job," she wrote in the filing. She also wrote that Briles sees the boys only on his weekends and rarely calls them during his off weeks.
Briles pleaded guilty in in February 2009 to being in contempt for not paying child support and was sentenced to three years of probation, according to court records. Briles also pleaded guilty in 2011 to public intoxication.
The 90-minute tour on a 42-foot boat called "Queen," operated by the Fun Zone Boat Co., goes past Shirley Temple's childhood home and the homes of John Wayne and other celebrities.
Angry passengers watch 7-year-old thrown overboard
By AMY TAXIN - 08.30.11
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- It was a pleasant afternoon aboard a sightseeing cruise
around California's scenic Newport Harbor until the unthinkable happened - a man
threw his crying 7-year-old son overboard during an argument in front of shocked
passengers, authorities said.
Sloane Briles, 35, was taken into custody for child endangerment and resisting
arrest, Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino said.
"The father hit him several times and then threatened to throw him overboard if
he didn't stop crying," Amormino said. "The crowd on the boat became very angry
at the father for hitting the kid and extremely angry when he threw him
Authorities said Briles appeared to have been drinking. He was released Monday
and couldn't immediately be reached at a number listed for him in Irvine.
Briles, his girlfriend and two sons from a previous marriage went on the Sunday
afternoon cruise around Newport Harbor on a boat carrying 85 people. Briles
began arguing with his girlfriend and his 7-year-old son, Amormino said, adding
the child was not an expert swimmer.
The New York Daily News reported that the father's girlfriend told the newspaper
that he was only "roughhousing" with his son as he often does and regretted his
"His sons are his whole life," Jennifer Burrelli told the newspaper. "He would
never ever do anything to hurt them on purpose. He knows now it could have gone
badly. He doesn't even care about the arrest or his own name. He knows it was
She also said she and Amormino were not arguing before the incident.
Staff members on the tour boat said Briles told the boy he needed to toughen up
then threw him into the water five feet below, said Charlie Maas, who oversees
the tour company.
"Right in the middle of a sunny weekend afternoon in August there is a lot of
boat traffic out there," Maas said. "That could have been fatally dangerous."
The incident happened so quickly that Maas said there was little time to react.
Someone on the boat threw the boy a life ring, and he was safely rescued,
uninjured, by another boater. The father also jumped in to save him.
Both the boy and his brother were returned to the care of their mother, who also
could not be reached for comment. The couple was married in 2002 and separated
in 2006 after having two children. They divorced in 2007.
Family court filings showed Briles lost his job in the mortgage industry in 2007
and got another job, but was injured and drew workers compensation. He
successfully petitioned to get his child support obligation reduced and tried
for a second reduction, which his ex-wife, Christin, opposed.
"If he truly wanted to support his boys he would find a job," she wrote in the
filing. She also wrote that Briles sees the boys only on his weekends and rarely
calls them during his off weeks.
Briles pleaded guilty in in February 2009 to being in contempt for not paying
child support and was sentenced to three years of probation, according to court
records. Briles also pleaded guilty in 2011 to public intoxication.
The 90-minute tour on a 42-foot boat called "Queen," operated by the Fun Zone
Boat Co., goes past Shirley Temple's childhood home and the homes of John Wayne
and other celebrities.
Muslims, police scuffle at Rye Playland over amusement park's head scarf ban; 15 arrests made
BY Corinne Lestch and Bill Hutchinson - August 31st 2011
Rye Playland was shut down Tuesday after cops scuffled with Muslims upset that women wearing head scarves were barred from the rides, witnesses said.
Fifteen people, including three women, were charged with disorderly conduct and assault in the chaos, authorities said.
The Westchester County park was packed with Muslims celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr - the holiday marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
One woman, Entisai Ali, began arguing with cops over the amusement park's head scarf, or hijab, rule, said Dena Meawad, 18, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
The ban, which is not Muslim specific, was imposed about 3 years ago mostly to prevent hats from falling onto the tracks of roller coasters and other rides, park officials said.
"The cops started getting loud with her and she started getting loud, too. They pushed her on the ground and arrested her," Meawad said.
Her cousin, Kareem Meawad, 17, went to try to protect the woman and was beaten by cops and also arrested, she added. Her brother, Issam Meawad, 20, was pushed to the ground and taken into custody when he tried to help his cousin, she said.
"She just wanted to get on a ride. That was it," Dena Meawad said of the initial confrontation. "It's clear, this all happened because we're Muslim."
John Hodges, chief inspector of Westchester County Public Safety, insisted that police did not use excessive force.
He said up to 100 cops from surrounding departments converged on the park.
Two park rangers were injured in the melee, prompting felony assault charges against two people arrested, officials said.
The ugly incident happened just after 1 p.m. The event was organized by the Muslim American Society of New York, and attracted 3,000 Muslims from Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Westchester County.
Ali's sister, Ayman Alrabah, 24, of Brooklyn said her husband, brother and father were all tackled by cops and put into handcuffs when they tried to help her sister.
Alrabah said she was unaware of the head-scarf rule until she and her sister tried to get on the park's Dragon Coasters.
"We requested a refund and all of a sudden an argument became a riot," Alrabah said. "Cops came. They were hitting my brother, my dad. My husband was on the floor and they were handcuffing him.
She said her 4-year-old son was "traumatized" by seeing his father arrested.
"They treated us like animals, like we were nothing," Alrabah said. "They came with their dogs and sticks. We came to have fun."
The park was closed for about two hours because of the fracas. It reopened at about 6 p.m.
Peter Tartaglia, deputy commissioner of Westchester County Parks, said the Muslim American Society of New York was warned in advance of the rule barring head scarves on rides for safety reasons.
"Part of our rules and regulations, which we painstakingly told them over and over again, is that certain rides you cannot wear any sort of headgear," Tartaglia said. "It's a safety issue for us on rides, it could become a projectile."
Many Muslims were given refunds as they left the park disappointed.
"In this heightened state of Islamaphobia, a woman wearing a hajib is an easy target these days," said Zead Ramadan, president of the Council on American-Islamic Relations - New York. "Unfortunately, this turned ugly due to a lot of miscommunication."
As you can see from the results below a lot of people are supporting these Islamphobes.
Please go to the website and vote "Yes" and combat this Islamophobia and attack on Muslims, even on our holidays.
|The Prophet (ØµÙÙ Ø§ÙÙÙ Ø¹ÙÙÙ ÙØ³ÙÙ
) said: "Everything which a man amuses himself with is baatil (false), except that which he shoots with his bow, when he trains his horse and when he plays (and jokes) with his wife, for those are all rights. (Tirmidhi)|
Sahih ul Buhari- volume 6
E Book with Index, book marks
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,
The covenant that stands between us and them is prayer; whoever does not pray is a kaafir.
Narrated by Imam Ahmad, 22428; al-Tirmidhi, 2621; al-Nasaai, 431; Ibn Maajah, 1079 with a saheeh isnaad from Buraydah al-Aslami (may Allaah be pleased with him).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
The head of the matter is Islam, its foundation (or its pillar) is prayer and its pinnacle is jihad for the sake of Allaah.
Narrated by Imam al-Tirmidhi, 2616, with a saheeh isnaad from Muaadh ibn Jabal (may Allaah be pleased with him).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
Between a man and kufr and shirk there stands his giving up prayer.
Narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh, 82, from Jaabir ibn Abd-Allaah al-Ansaari (may Allaah be pleased with him).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,
The covenant that stands between us and them is prayer; whoever does not pray
is a kaafir.
Narrated by Imam Ahmad, 22428; al-Tirmidhi, 2621; al-Nasaai, 431; Ibn Maajah,
1079 with a saheeh isnaad from Buraydah al-Aslami (may Allaah be pleased with
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
The head of the matter is Islam, its foundation (or its pillar) is prayer and
its pinnacle is jihad for the sake of Allaah.
Narrated by Imam al-Tirmidhi, 2616, with a saheeh isnaad from Muaadh ibn Jabal
(may Allaah be pleased with him).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
Between a man and kufr and shirk there stands his giving up prayer.
Narrated by Imam Muslim in his Saheeh, 82, from Jaabir ibn Abd-Allaah
al-Ansaari (may Allaah be pleased with him).
Sahih ul Buhari- volume 7
E Book with Index, book marks
|The Prophet (ØµÙÙ Ø§ÙÙÙ Ø¹ÙÙÙ ÙØ³ÙÙ
) said: "If you feel no shame, then do as you wish." (Ibn 'Abd al-barr)|
Death penalty mostly awarded to dalits and religious minorities
By Ish Gangania, Sub-editor, Apeksha quarterly Hindi magazine, Delhi, and a Social Activist) http://www.pucl.org/Topics/Death-penalty/2006/biased.htm
The serious issue Why does the capital punishment confine only to the weaker sections of the Indian society? raised by the honourable President Prof. Abdul Kalam does not mean that the honourable president is interested in debating the issue Whether death penalty should be retained or abolished?
He seems presently to be solely concerned with almost hundred percent cases of death penalty being awarded to weaker sections, dalits, and religious minorities.
Does this indicate that the upper class does not commit any crimes or there is something else that enables to keep them free from capital punishment? This issue is not as simple as it seems, so it needs a serious debate throughout the country to reach at an appropriate conclusion to ensure the true democracy and justice.
To debate this issue, it is necessary to look at the views of the eminent personalities concerned with the law of the land and justice administration system. First of all, I would like to quote the former attorney Ramsey Clark who has the same opinion as the honourable President has. He comments: It is the poor, the sick, the ignorant, the
powerless, and the hated that are executed. (1)
Secondly, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer expresses the same views in his address at Stockholm, i.e., Any economic-penological survey will reveal that, by and large, death penalty laws wrathful majesty, in blood-shot equality, over periods of history, deals the fatal blow on the poor, not the rich, the pariah, not the brahmin, the black, not the
white, the under dog, not the top dog, the women, not the men, the dissenter, not the conformist. Capital sentence perhaps has a class bias and colour bar, even as criminal law barks at both but bites the proletariat to defend the proprietary. (2)
These two quotations tell that the people concerned with Money, Muscle-power (Mafia) and Monarchs (corrupt politicians who are an abuse
on democracy) play the key role in making democracy and justice-a big fraud or hypocrisy. Actually the criminal cases against the so-called upper class/caste reach in the courts in large numbers but to play with
the judiciary and the constitution not to honour the courts of justice.
The episode of Gujarat riots, anti- Sikh riots of 1984, and merciless killing of five Dalits under the nose of police at Dulina (Haryana) are
the burning examples of the combination of the Three Ms where none got capital punishment. This type of massacres give a clear message that a person having even any one of the three, is above the law and it
is the poor, deprived and exploited on whose shoulders the democracy and justice survive and enjoy glory.
Needless to say that all the pillars of democracy i.e. executive, the legislature, the judiciary and the media all have a caste/religion (Hindu) dominance and monopoly. They influence more or less all the social, political, economical, and judicial provisions. I feel it necessary to quote Dr. Ambedkars views to unveil the cruelty of caste prejudice that can be a great help to understand this issue to reach at an appropriate conclusion. He remarks-The effect of caste on the ethics of the Hindus is simply deplorable. Caste has killed public spirit. Caste has destroyed the sense of public charity. Caste has made
public spirit impossible. A Hindus public is caste. His responsibility
is only to his caste. His loyalty is restricted only to his caste. Virtue has become caste ridden and morality has become caste bound. There is no sympathy to the deserving. There is no charity to the needy. Suffering as such calls for no response. There is charity but it
begins with the caste and ends with the caste. (3)
What Dr. Ambedkar had remarked is relevant and remarkable even after fifty-seven years of independence. Take the example of a Dalit woman of
Rajasthan named Bhanwari Devi who was gang raped by some people . They
belong to so-called upper caste or marshal race. I doubt that they even deserve to be called human beings. They in fact are deadly cowards
who gang raped an innocent Dalit woman. Secondly, the arguments given about their innocence in the judgment of courts at different levels proved very shocking when their caste was considered a symbol of superiority and their kinship was also declared one of the strongest bar where rape against a dalit woman was not accepted collectively. These types of developments put the judicial procedure under strong doubt where accountability, morality, social values, and humanity receive a blow on the face of law and order, social system and judiciary. That is why, justice dies a shameful death under the anarchy and monopoly of ugly casteism and religious fundamentalism. This type of corrupt and discriminatory social system is one of the main reasons that push the poor and depressed, not the rich and so-called upper castes, to the guillotine of death.
Nandita Haksar, a leading lawyer of Supreme Court also sees the roots of this issue in the socio-economic perspective. Keeping in view the issue of the death penalty against five Dalits (Krishana Mochi, Nanhey lal Mochi, Veer Kunwar Paswan, Dharmendra Singh etc.) in a conference at the Constitutional Club on May 21, 2004, she advocates - At individual level capital punishment must be given to the persons like George Bush, the president of USA, Narendra Modi-the chief minister Gujarat, responsible for the massive massacres and Dara Singh-the killer of a German missionary- priest Graham Steins in Orissa a crime against humanity. (4) Still these people are out of the reach of the law, why? The reason is not far from reach.
Its roots can be found out easily in the caste and religious hegemony where nothing is impossible to achieve.
The above comments reflect that Indian society is highly dominated by the socio-economic system that has the dictatorship of so-called upper castes and Zamindars (the feudal lords) whose socio-economic status is totally based on exploitation of the poor and Dalits who are determined
to break the shackles of slavery and bondage of social customs and inhuman traditions of Indian society under the cover of strictly democratic and constitutional provisions for their survival, existence and dignity in their society. But these religious and feudal lords try to wipe them from the face of earth by organizing massive massacres and
bloodsheds. Sometimes, some people from these weaker sections respond in the same tone against their uncrowned masters. Under these circumstances, these autocratic monarchs break all the boundaries and act no less cruel in any respect than any of the religious fundamentalists/ national or international terrorists in dealing the issue of the poor, downtrodden, and depressed. The states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh are the burning example of this serious issue.
Nandita Haksar sees some roots of this issue linked with the leadership
of revolutionary politics and in the light of caste and social circumstances. She comments-The main base of extreme communist revolutionary organizations is landless, poor Dalit farmers, and labourers. (5) This comment lays open another layers of this problem i.e., the landless, poor Dalit farmers and labourers are used for revolutionary communism. In most of the cases, these people are killed either by Senas of the Zamindars or get killed in artificial encounters by regional police-the legalized murderers who are the mere puppets of Three Ms means Money, Mafia, and Monarchs. Those who are left behind are tried in different courts until they receive death penalty. The so-called upper castes and classes
remain above the law on the ground of their socio-economic status and autocratic powers acquired on the basis of 3Ms. This is one of the main
reasons that keep them away from the category of death penalty.
Now the question arises- Why does the landless, laborers and Datits join these revolutionary organizations? It is the circumstances that are imposed by the armed groups named as Senas e.g. Bhoomi Sena, Kisan Sangh, and Sunlight Sena, Sawarna Liberation Front, and Ranveer Sena. These senas kill the people of the weaker sections of the society and Dalits like the unwanted vegetation is removed from the ground without having any mercy and remorse while killing even the children, the women, and the old. Under these circumstances the life of these people becomes difficult and almost impossible to some extent. These weaker sections of the society have only one option- either to die a cowards death or fight for their rights like a brave man. Definitely, Dalits and the poor also have dignity and self respect, so they choose
the second. Every thing seems to be positive and fruitful until they are independent in taking their decisions but when their movement is hijacked by any of the political organization like CPI (ML). They simply
become the sacrificial goats and remain mere puppets. With the help of the same above-mentioned comment, Ms Haksar gives the clear massage that the top leaders who are from the upper class/caste push forward this innocent mass of deprived sections of Indian society as Naxalites where their killing is certain by legalized/ unrealized killers.
These are the socio-economic conditions that ensure capital punishment for the weaker section of the society under the influence of these local feudal lords. That is why the death penalties remain intact even in the highest courts of justice. There is one more serious issue that needs to be debated. It is the dominant castes and classes including media and other agencies, advertise this struggle of survival, dignity,
and identity as caste struggle. The hidden agenda behind this conspiracy is to bring this struggle under anti-social/anti-national activity so that the capital punishment may be ensured under the severest and unpardonable articles of Indian Penal Code. Does the trial
of the cases of five Dalits (as mentioned above) was made under TADA while it was abolished in1995, not justify this statement? Secondly, the Indian legislature that is also based on non-violence and reformist
principles and death penalty is accepted in the rarest of the rare cases. In the same sequence, the presence of thirty-five cases of death
penalty alone in Bhagalpur Jail (6) unveils this conspiracy against the poor, minority classes, and Dalits. It does not mean, I am advocating their activities but trying to present the fact with different angle to expose the real masterminds and culprits to bring them under the law of the land. I think that the worry of the honorable
President is the same that Ms Haksar is talking about in her conclusions.
When Ms. Haksar advocates the death penalty for the CM of Gujarat Narendra Modi along with the USA President George Bush and Dara Singh, she seems to give another massage that the people from weaker sections and Dalits are misused in communal riots too. They merely become instruments in the hands of political conspiracy due to ignorance and innocence and receive extreme punishment like death sentence. In advocating capital punishment against the masterminds of crimes, Haksar
not only desire to save the innocent mass by becoming executioners in communal riots but also save them from committing such crimes as may take them to the guillotine of death. This type of steps against hypocrite political and religious leaders, if taken seriously, may reduce the number of the cases of death penalty from the society and against the innocent mass to some remarkable extent.
Further, in the light of the above statements, it can be said that the real cause of this burning issue lies in the socio-economic fabric of the Indian society that is based on ugly casteism and religious fundamentalism that confines the capital punishment to the Dalits, backward classes and religious minorities and the worst sufferers among these are Dalits. The article Hundred percent reservation in capital punishment written by Prabhat Kumar Shandilya, published in Hindustan a leading hindi newspaper in the month of Oct./Nov.2003 covering this issue seriously.
Keeping in view the judgment of capital punishment given by the High Court against five Dalits of Bihar and Jharkhand that was remained unchanged by the honorable Supreme Court, he states There is hundred
percent reservation in capital punishment in Bihar and Jharkhand states for Dalits, tribals, women and other backward classes and minorities. This reservation is unwritten and undeclared and ultimately
based on traditions and prejudices. Other states of the country are not free from this practice. Even after the fifty-six years of independence Dalits and religious minorities have monopoly on capital punishment. (7)
In debating this issue, Prabhat Shandilya is practical and seems very close to Dr. Ambedkar, Nandita, Krishana Iyer, and Ramsey Clark who find the roots of this serious issue in caste, religion and social hierarchy that determine socio-economic status and mutual treatment/behavior within the society. M.N. Roy, a great radical humanist is very blunt in dealing with the issue of capital punishment.
He reacts as - Justice is far from being civilized. She reminds a savage goddess who demands human sacrifice. And gods and goddesses are made after the image of their worshipers. If the world was really civilized, it would not worship a savage goddess with the offering of blood. You may place the offering in an electric chair; yet it is human
Here M.N. Roy openly declares that the Indian society is uncivilized on
the basis of what, he calls the justice far from being civilized. He stresses that whatever is prevailing in the society in the name of god and goddess, is publicized in the vested interests of selfish/wicked people and to befool the innocent people for their exploitation and to retain their outstanding traditional status in our society. He also calls the armed gods and goddesses savage. He prefers the offerings in
the electric chair instead of savage gods and goddesses and calls it more human. In his rational and scientific approach, it can be said that he holds the Indian society responsible for all the inhuman and barbaric episodes i.e. capital punishment, superstitious stupidities, and all form of discrimination including untouchability and exploitation.
Due to corrupt practices, the real criminals who deserve capital punishment remain unpunished and feel themselves above the law and remain involved in heinous crimes. They have no fear of law because they are capable of buying witness and lawyers, can have FIR having loop holes on the power of money, and the worst of all, the judiciary is
influenced on the basis of money, mafia and monarchy as described in new terms. Needless to say, the weaker sections of the society and Dalits who are incapable to afford two meals a day comfortably, can be made easy prey of capital punishment and the real culprits deserving for capital punishment remain absolutely free from even a little harm. These autocratic tendencies encourage them to play with the life of innocent people and the law of the land. Consequently, the rapes, massive massacres based on caste religion prejudice are increasing day by day to disturb the social harmony in the society. (Increase in the number of scams and scandals are also the result of the same autocracy and monopoly at both social and political levels.) Regarding the increase in crime rates against Dalits, Dr K.P. Singh states - Every two hour two Dalits are assailed, every day three women are raped, two Dalits are murdered, two Dalit houses are burnt. (9)
The increase of cruelty and intensity in the crime rates provide sufficient food for thought to reach at an appropriate conclusion i.e.,
these so-called fundamentalist upper castes and classes are vested with all kinds of prejudices against the weaker sections of the society,
especially against the Dalits. Debating over this issue in his editorial in Apeksha - a quarterly Hindi literary magazine, Dr.
Tej Singh-a well known critic and Ambedkarite remarks - Sawaran communities still have complete possession over the police and the judiciary. Under the cover of this Sawaran mentality all the decisions are given where Dalits and other weaker sections of the society receive
death penalty. P. (10)
The above-mentioned episode reminds me of Manu - the destiny designer
of Hindus who had deprived the out castes (Dalits of today) from all the fundamental rights and requirements essential to lead a normal human life. He also had ensured separate and discriminatory laws that were based purely on caste hegemony and religious prejudice. I am sorry to say that we all claim to live in a modern and developing era but this is nothing more than an eyewash which has nothing to do with reality. We in India, are still living in the savage era as mentioned by M.N. Roy where the laws of the land seem meaningless and directly or
indirectly, the legislation of Manu Smriti decides the destiny of all
the citizens of India that is governed by hegemony of religion, caste,
race and sex. It is making the life of Dalits, minority and the other weaker sections of the society miserable and intolerable while other feel comfortable and proud of over these provisions made by Manu. To divert the attention of the world community from such legislation and crimes, religious and caste fundamentalists keep on reciting the superiority of their caste, culture, traditions, spirituality and religion that determine socio-economic structure of Indian society. Such issues need to be post-mortemed bluntly and honestly to reach at logical and unbiased conclusion.
To conclude, I am not able to make myself free from the temptation of quoting Pt Jawaharlal, the first president of independent India, who had raised this type of issue of discrimination at different levels in the name of past traditions and customs. He mentions in his autobiography -The Discovery of India Though I have discarded much
of past tradition and custom, and am anxious that India should rid herself of all shackles that bind and constrain her and divide her people, and suppress vast numbers of them, and prevent the free development of the body and the spirit; though I seek all this, yet I do not wish to cut myself off from that past completely. I am proud of that great inheritance that has been, and is, ours, and I am conscious that I too, like all of us, am a link in the unbroken chain which goes back to the dawn of history in the immemorial past of India. That chain
I would not break, for I treasure it and seek inspiration from it. (11)
Nehru ji leaves this issue over the weak and worst sufferers, considering it a social issue but this is no more a social issue but has become a serious social, judicial and political issue too, which needs honest, urgent, and stern remedial measures and strong determination as well as strong willpower. Until this issue is taken seriously or simply politicized, the so- called upper caste and class will keep on playing with the life of the downtrodden and supremacy of judiciary too. This all will adversely affect the social harmony and lead to more and more bloodshed. It would be a serious blunder to consider this issue confined to the weaker sections of our society and Dalits not for the whole society and the nation.
1. Dossier for The National Conference against Death Penalty-New Delhi, July 22, 2000, p.20.
2. International Conference against Death Penalty at Stockholm on Dec.10, 1977.
3. Ambedkar, B.R., Writings, and speeches, Vol. 1, p.56
4. Conference at Constitutional Club, New Delhi, organized by All India Committee Against Death Penalty on May21, 2004.
5. Apeksha quarterly Hindi magazine, Delhi April-June 2004 editorial by Dr. Tej Singh, page-3.
8. Dossier for The National Conference Against Death Penalty New Delhi 22-23, July 2000, p. (vi).
9. Singh, K.P., The Vancouver Vision on Diversity presented in International Dalit Conference, Vancouver, 2003, p.7.
10. Apeksha quarterly Hindi magazine, Delhi April-June 2004editorial by Dr Tej Singh, page-3.
11. Discovery of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
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Say that ,
it shall not occur to us except what is written
and God shall provide for all the believers
(my own translation)
of the request of the
recognition of a Palestinian State
I say that the United Nations is the wrong address :
Because factually the United Nations was created mainly
to fabricate and to legalise a State of Israel.
Without the UN, the State of Zion would not be more than
a Hebraic-Honk-Kong or a Jewish-Gibraltar,
or a Kosher-Macao...
The UN legalised a crime , called Israel, in 1948 !!
(although the legality of such a decision
is even weak and surely discussable)
I would firmly suggest that the PA ,
if it is still recognised by all the Palestinians,
to rather knock on the doors of the
International Criminal Court
and to file a case of a "Stolen Country"
and to ask simply for the restitution of Palestine.
This criminal court case cannot go wrong
nor could it be bothered by political-considerations
nor by historical-prejudices , nor by any Veto.
18 days before the 20Th. of September
The NATO helping the NTC of Libya
With all due respect , to all my readers,
may I dare to ask any of you :
1- How many countries are members
of the NATO
2- How many NATO members took part in the bombing and looting of Libya ??
( and can you name them ??)
3- Is the State of Qatar a member of NATO ?? and why did it participate in the robbery ??
4- How democratic is Qatar, itself ??..
does it, at least , have a parliament and any eventual elections ??
and also with all due respect , to my dear readers,
could you answer also the following:
1- What is the Libyan National Transitional Council ??
2- Who founded it ??
3- How many members it has ?? and who are they ??
(name , please five of them)
4- Does NTC have any legitimacy or any
If and when , sooner or later , anything is prooven being wrong
or illegal or
immoral or imperialist or criminal or fake,
where could we place a legal-juridical-complaint-case
and who can identify the persons within NATO and within the NTC ??
All this Libya-episode seems to me a case of :
an invisible-force conspiring with a faceless-entity
to rob and to posses an immensely rich dictator/country.
suffering from a NATO-phobia
3rd of September 2011
As Real As It Gets: Bullying Victims Can Fight Back With Help From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Royalty
by: Steve Henson - August 24, 2011
UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro this weekend will rightly include homage to the iconic Gracie family, creators of Brazilian jiu-jitsu nearly 100 years ago, creators of the Ultimate Fighting Championship nearly 20 years ago, creators of legendary family fighting figures and jiu-jitsu instructors that span the globe.
But the Gracies' most positive impact might be felt at a middle school in a Denver suburb where a seventh grader is unafraid of bullies for the first time since he can remember.
Martin Hendricks, 12, spent a week this summer at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, Calif., in an intensive program designed to make him "Bullyproof." He learned as many jiu-jitsu self-defense techniques as a kid can absorb in five days, he memorized a blueprint for dealing with a bully fairly and squarely, and he gained self-confidence. The first week of school he put the lessons into practice.
"I'm still a little nervous but it all went well," Hendricks said quietly in a phone call to Rener Gracie, his personal instructor at the academy. "He'll never bother me again. Let me tell you about it."
It's back-to-school time all over the country. For kids that get picked on, it's a return to a horror zone. Experts say that more than 150,000 children miss school every day because they are afraid of being bullied. More than half of all schoolchildren have witnessed a bullying incident and three of every four students say bullying is a problem at their school.
The bulk of bullying occurs from the fourth through the eighth grades, although it can continue through high school and even in the workplace. Bullying is intimidation or domination toward someone perceived as weaker, a way to establish superiority through coercion or force. The emotional scars are often worse than the physical beatings, and victims of bullying often become depressed and do poorly in school. Bullying can even lead to suicide.
Rener Gracie, 27-year-old son of UFC originator Rorion Gracie and grandson of legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu grandmaster Helio Gracie, knows all the statistics. He recognized that the martial art perfected by three generations of his uncles and cousins is ideal for combating bullies. So he and his brother Ryron developed a program specifically for youngsters who have been the target of taunts and shoves, kicks and punches.
Jiu-jitsu is a strategic, relatively nonviolent method of self-defense. It utilizes leverage, locks and holds that can neutralize a bigger, stronger opponent when both combatants are off their feet and grappling in close quarters. Combined with a clear understanding of the appropriate rules of engagement in a school setting, knowing the basics of jiu-jitsu can give a child the necessary tools to combat a bully.
"The program is engaging, it's fun and it will ensure that your son or daughter doesn't have to go through life at the mercy of tormenting bullies," Rener said.
Martin Hendricks was so timid when he arrived in Torrance last month with his mother and sister that he wouldn't speak to anyone at the Gracie Academy. Rener knew his background from speaking to his mother: Martin had been bullied for many years by many kids and had simply taken it.
"His grades suffered and he would never stick up for himself," said his mother, Wendy. "He's a nice, gentle soul kind of kid and now he didn't even want to go to school.
"Bullying is an epidemic. It's horrible and schools sweep it under the carpet. It breaks my heart."
She called Rener and decided to take her son to California. "I finally felt like I found somebody who gets this," she said.
In addition to attending daily three-hour group classes, Martin was given private jiu-jitsu instruction by Rener each evening for a week. Then there was the mental training. Rener helped Martin understand that his fear of a bully hurting him was sensible. So was his fear of retaliating when he had no fighting skills.
Rener asked him: "If we can eliminate the fear of injury through technique and preparation, would it make sense to stand up to the bully?"
"Yes," Martin replied.
"Let's do it."
It took until Thursday for Martin to convincingly respond to a taunt by walking up to the instructor posing as a bully and saying with conviction, "Don't ever do that again."
Rener taught Martin the three T-steps: TALK to the bully and ask him to leave you alone. TELL the teacher and your parent that the bully won't stop even after you've talked to him. TACKLE the bully and use jiu-jitsu to gain control of him without resorting to punches or kicks.
"If you draw that line with your words and the bully respects it, the case is closed without a physical altercation," Rener told Martin. "But if you draw that line and they slap you, kick you, cross that line again, you don't think twice. You take both of your hands and push him as hard as you can in the chest. You blast him. Knock him off his feet.
"Then take control using jiu-jitsu and tell him you will let him go if he promises not to bother you any longer. If he won't say it, wait until a teacher or another adult shows up before letting him up."
Martin nodded. Rener had given him a plan and taught him enough jiu-jitsu techniques to take control of a bully. Still, Martin wondered, would he be able to execute the plan when he returned to Colorado and started school the following week?
Many schools across the U.S. have a "zero tolerance" policy regarding bullying and on-campus fights of every sort, suspending any student involved because often it is difficult to assign blame. The Gracies support zero tolerance but point out that the policy doesn't work well in deterring verbal abuse -- the most common form of bullying.
"That's why it is so important for a child being bullied to first ask the bully to stop the abuse, hopefully in a confident manner, then to inform a teacher or principal and their parent if the bullying persists," Rener said.
Sometimes, Rener said, the behavior will end there because a school administrator will contact the parent of the bully and the issue will be addressed at home. But bullies can be conniving, and after a short respite the abuse can start again when no adults are present.
That's when it's time for the victim to consider using jiu-jitsu, zero tolerance or no zero tolerance. And it's why teaching jiu-jitsu self-defense and submission techniques separates the Gracie program from others that also emphasize verbal negotiations with bullies.
"It's a lot easier to get a bully to promise he won't bother you any more if you are on top of him pinning him down against his will," Rener said.
The most injurious jiu-jitsu techniques aren't taught to kids. No chokes. Nothing that could render an opponent unconscious. It's a far different curriculum than the one that leads to advanced belts for adults, and it's far different from the Women Empowered program designed to help females fight off would-be rapists.
That isn't to say the Bullyproof techniques can't be devastating in submitting a foe. The 33 junior combative lessons required for a student to pass the course -- at the Gracie Academy or online -- include some of the same moves MMA stars Anderson Silva, Forrest Griffin and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will employ at UFC 134 on Saturday.
Four days into the school year and Martin was getting bullied again. He'd asked the bigger, stronger boy to stop calling him names and throwing a water bottle at him. But the abuse continued.
Rener called and delivered a pep talk. "Martin, would you rather fight one time and be protected for the rest of your life, or do you want to get bullied for the rest of your life?"
Martin sighed. "I'd rather fight once."
"Do it, my friend," Rener said. "The bully still thinks he owns you. Tomorrow he will do the same thing. And when he does, you will engage. You don't ask permission, you don't stop, you just engage."
The next day the bully not only bothered Martin, but he pestered Martin's friend so much that the boy shook his head and said he might commit suicide. The bully then asked Martin if he could practice some new punching techniques on him, and hit him. Then he threw a water bottle at him.
Everything Martin had learned during his week at the Gracie Academy bubbled to the surface. He jumped off the lunch bench and while in midair pushed the bully in the chest with both hands as hard as he could. Both boys landed on the ground and Martin pinned the bully by placing his knee on his chest and holding his arms down with his own.
It was a classic jiu-jitsu combination -- decisive and effective without causing trauma or blood.
The bully was shocked and as he struggled in vain to get up he yelled that Martin was crazy. The bully's friends told Martin to get up, but as he told the principal later: "I chose not to."
The principal took both boys into his office and called Wendy.
"I was absolutely thrilled," she said. "The school, of course, thought I was nuts. But I explained that this was a long time coming for Martin. He's still that kind kid. He stuck up for himself and for his friend.
On Monday the principal called Martin into the office and let him know he wasn't in trouble. Fighting was not tolerated, he was told, but in this instance the response was appropriate. Neither Martin nor his mother told the school about his jiu-jitsu training.
The bully sought out Martin at lunch and apologized in front of other kids. Word got around the school. No longer is Martin the target of bullying -- from anybody.
Martin had one more piece of business. He called Rener to thank him.
"I couldn't have been more jazzed," Rener said. "He went through the entire cycle of standing up for himself verbally first, then physically, but not violently. He kept it humble, and allowed the bully to save face.
"No punches. No kicks. He just held him with Gracie jiu-jitsu. It's the gentle way."
No kids Allowed
No-Kids Allowed Trend Catching On: Are Parents Becoming Second Class Citizens In The New World Order?
July 27th, 2011
What's the matter with kids today and why doesn't anyone want them around? In June, Malaysia Airlines banned babies from many of their first class cabins, prompting other major airlines to consider similar policies.
Lately, complaints about screaming kids are being taken seriously, not only by airlines, but by hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, and even grocery stores.
Earlier this month, McDain's, a Pittsburgh area restaurant that banned kids under 6 became a mascot for the no-kids-zone movement.
According to a Pittsburgh local news poll, more than half of area residents were in favor of the ban. And now big business is paying attention.
"Brat bans could well be the next frontier in destination and leisure-product marketing," writes Robert Klara in an article on the child-free trend in AdWeek.
Klara points to Leavethembehind.com, a travel website for kid-free vacations, with a massive list of yoga retreats, luxury resorts and bargain hotels around the world that ban children.
"Call me a grinch, a misanthrope, a DINK (dual-income-no-kids), or the anti-cute-police, but I hate (hate a thousand times over) ill-behaved children/infants/screaming banshees in upscale restaurants (ok, anywhere, really, but I dont want any death threats)," writes Charlotte Savino on Travel and Leisure's blog. She lists a slew of a popular destination restaurants with kid-free areas and policies for travelers looking for quiet vacation dining.
Traveling is one thing, but what about in kids' own hometowns? Should kids been banned from local movie theaters, like they were at a recent adults-only Harry Potter screening? In Texas, one cinema chain has even flipped the model, banning kids under six altogether, except on specified "baby days".
Even running errands with toddlers may be changing. This summer Whole Foods stores in Missouri are offering child-free shopping hours (kids are allowed inside but childcare service is available for parents who want to shop kid-free.) Meanwhile in Florida, a controversy brews over whether kids can be banned from a condominium's outdoor area. That's right, some people don't even want kids outdoors.
When did kids become the equivalent of second-hand smoke? Blame a wave of childless adults with money to spare. "Empty nesters continue to wield a huge swath of discretionary spending dollars, and population dips in first-world countries mean more childless couples than ever," writes AdWeek's Klara.
Catering to the child-free community may be good for business but is it good for parents? It could help narrow choices and make kid-friendly environments even kid-friendlier. And let's be honest, babies won't miss flying first class. They won't even remember it. But their moms and dads will.
Most parents with young children have self-imposed limits on spending and leisure. This new movement imposes limits set by the public. And the public isn't as child-friendly as it used to be.
As businesses respond to their new breed of 'first-class' clientele, are parents in danger of becoming second-class citizens?
West and their extremism! Why would these people want to other people's children around when they themselves look forward to the day their children can be kicked out of the house at the age of 18.
fatwa # 7859: The virtue of fasting six days of Shawwaal
What is the ruling on fasting six days of Shawwaal? Is it waajib (obligatory)?
Praise be to Allaah.
Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have recorded for him a reward as if he had fasted a whole year, as was reported in a saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Abu Ayyoob ((may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime. (Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaai and Ibn Maajah).
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained this when he said:
Whoever fasts for six days after (Eid) al-Fitr has completed the year: (whoever does a good deed (hasanah) will have ten hasanah like it).
According to another report:
Allaah has made for each hasanah ten like it, so a month is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days completes the year. (al-Nisaai and Ibn Maajah. See also Saheeh al-Targheeb wal-Tarheeb, 1/421).
It was also narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah with the wording:
Fasting for the month of Ramadaan brings the reward of ten like it, and fasting for six days brings the reward of two months, and that is the fasting of the whole year.
The Hanbali and Shaafai fuqaha explained that fasting six days of Shawwaal after fasting Ramadaan makes it as if one has fasted for an entire year of obligatory fasts, because the multiplication of the reward applies even to naafil fasts, because each hasanah brings the reward of ten like it.
Another of the important benefits of fasting six days of Shawwaal is that is makes up for any shortfall in a person's obligatory Ramadaan fasts, because no one is free of shortcomings or sins that have a negative effect on his fasting. On the Day of Resurrection, some of his naafil deeds will be taken to make up the shortcomings in his obligatory deeds, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
The first thing for which people will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be their salaah (prayer). Our Lord, may He be glorified and exalted, will say to His angels although He knows best Look at the salaah of My slave, whether it is complete or incomplete. If it is perfect, it will be recorded as perfect, and if something is lacking, He will say, Look and see whether My slave did any voluntary (naafil) prayers. If he did some voluntary prayers, [Allaah] will say, Complete the obligatory actions of My slave from his voluntary actions. Then all his actions will be dealt with in a similar manner. (Narrated by Abu Dawood).
And Allaah knows best.
fatwa # 7860: When should a Muslim start fasting six days of Shawwaal?
When can I start fasting six days of Shawwal, since we have annual leave right now?
Praise be to Allaah.
You can start fasting six days of Shawwaal from the second day of Shawwaal, because it is haraam to fast on the day of Eid. You can fast the six days at any time during Shawwaal, although the best of good deeds are those which are done soonest.
The standing committee received the following question:
Should fasting the six days be done immediately after Ramadaan, following the day of Eid or is it permissible to do it a few days after Eid in the month of Shawwaal or not?
They replied as follows:
These days do not have to be fasted immediately after Eid al-Fitr; it is permissible to start fasting them one or more days after Eid, and they may be done consecutively or separately during the month of Shawwaal, according to what is easier for a person. There is plenty of room for maneuver in this matter, and this is not obligatory, it is Sunnah.
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions and grant them peace.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daaimah, 10/391
fatwa # 7858: Do the six days of Shawwaal have to be fasted consecutively?
With regard to the six days of Shawwal after Ramadaan, is it a condition that they should be fasted consecutively, or can I separate them? I want to fast them in three sessions, on the two days of the weekend.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is not a necessary condition that they should be fasted consecutively. If you fast them separately or consecutively, it is OK. The sooner you do them, the better, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings):
so compete in good deeds [al-Maaidah 5:48]
And march forth in the way (which leads to) forgiveness from your Lord [Aal Imran 3:133]
[Moosa peace be upon him said:] and I hastened to You, O my Lord, that You might be pleased [Ta-Ha 20:84]
And (you should hasten to fast these six days) because delaying may cause problems. This is the view of the Shaafa is and some of the Hanbalis, but it is OK if you do not hasten it and you delay it until the middle or end of the month.
Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
Our companions said: it is mustahabb to fast six days of Shawwaal. Because of this hadeeth they said: it is mustahabb to fast these days consecutively at the beginning of Shawwaal, but if one separates them or delays them until after Shawwaal, this is permissible, because he will still be following the general guidelines of the hadeeth. We have no dispute regarding this matter, and this was also the view of Ahmad and Dawood.
Al-Majmoo Sharh al-Muhadhdhab
fatwa # 40389: Should he start with the six days of Shawwaal before making up missed fasts, if there are not enough days left?
Is it permissible to fast the six days of Shawwaal before making up days that I did not fast in Ramadaan, if there is not enough time left in the month to do both? May Allaah reward you with good.
Praise be to Allaah.
Fasting six days of Shawwaal is dependent upon having completed the Ramadaan fast, according to the correct view. This is indicated by the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):
Whoever fasts Ramadaan then follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted a lifetime. Narrated by Muslim, 1164.
The conjunction thumma (then) indicates that this must be done in this order. This indicates that the fast of Ramadaan must be completed first (by observing the Ramadaan fast and making up any missed fasts), then after that one may fast the six days of Shawwaal, so as to attain the reward mentioned in the hadeeth.
The one who still owes missed Ramadaan fasts is said to have fasted part of Ramadaan; we cannot say that he has fasted Ramadaan.
But if a person has an excuse that kept him from fasting the six days of Shawwaal in Shawwaal because he had to make up missed fasts such as a woman who was bleeding followed childbirth and spent all of Shawwaal making up for Ramadaan then she may fast six days of Shawwaal in Dhul-Qadah, because she was excused. Similarly for anyone who has an excuse it is prescribed to make up the six days of Shawwaal in Dhul-Qadah, after making up the missed Ramadaan fasts. But the one who lets the month of Shawwaal go by without fasting these days and with no excuse, will not attain this reward.
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen was asked:
What if a woman owes days from Ramadaan is it permissible for her to give precedence to fasting the six days of Shawwaal over making up the days she owes, or should she give priority to the days she owes over fasting the six days of Shawwaal?
If a woman still owes days from Ramadaan, then she should not fast the six days of Shawwaal until after she has made up what she owes, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Whoever fasts Ramadaan then follows it with six days of Shawwaal
Whoever still has days to make up from Ramadaan has not fasted Ramadaan, so she will not attain the reward of fasting the six days of Shawwaal until after she has finished making up the days she owes. If we assume that this making up missed fasts lasts throughout Shawwaal, such as if a woman was bleeding following childbirth and did not fast at all in Ramadaan, then she started to make up her missed fasts in Shawaal and did not finish that until Dhul-Qadah began, then she may fast the six days, and she will have the reward of one who fasted them in Shawwaal, because she delayed it for a necessary reason, so she will have the reward.
Majmoo al-Fataawa, 20/19. See also questions no. 4082 and 7863.
In addition to that, it is obligatory to make up missed fasts for the one who had an excuse, indeed that is part of this pillar of Islam. Based on this, hastening to do it and to discharge this duty takes priority over doing actions that are mustahabb. See question no. 23429.
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1. Glorious Quran on Good Manners:
Walk with humility and sedateness [25/63]
2. Words of Wisdom from Prophet Mohammad (PBUH):
"It is difficult for a man laden with riches to climb the steep path, that leads to bliss." (Muslim)
3. Muhammad (PBUH), The Best Man Ever Lived:
The Prophet as a Man: Promises Certain to Be Fulfilled, By Adil Salahi, Arab News
4. Videos Of Prophet Muhammad:
Hamza Yusuf - Description of Prophet Muhammad SAW (Part 2/4)
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Barakah the young Abyssinian girl. When Muhammad was born, Barakah was the first to hold him in her arms
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Dr. Adel Elsaie
testing the Buckingham´s palace grass.
We all have rejoiced when AL JAZEERA
was established more than a decade ago.
But one question remained ,always ,in my sceptical-mind :
"How come a
Gulf-State would finance and operate
a pan-Arab-national-critical-channel ??"
Al Jazeera is owned by the Prince of Qatar
it is based in Doha-Qatar
and the editor in chief is an (appointed) Qatari.
Qatar being an absolute-puppet-monarchy
based purely on Oil and Gas-exports
invented artificialy by the British-colonial-empire
and even offering now Military bases for the USA.
How worse can it get ??
It went smoothly and nicely ,
critical-reporting all defending the " Arab-side "
even having an-English-speaking-channel.
So far so good
But , when it came to Syria ( and Libya)
this Qatari-owned-Trojan-Horse unveiled itself
and sided 100% with the Western-Media´s hegemony..
You may not agree with me that Syria is a victim
of an 85% orchestrated-foreign-destabilisation-intervention
with only a 15% localy-motivated-uprising.....
But ,please , understand that the Foreign-Medias
are molisized and focused on a Syrian-regime-change
and Al Jazeera is the solist-tenor , that is
serving Qatar,which serves the Arab-Gulf-policies
which ultinately serves the West.
Therefore, I accuse Al Jazeera
of not being what it were supposed to be...!!
4th of Sept.2011
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Sleep : Restorative of Tired Body and Mind
Sleep is one of
natureâs greatest inventions and blessings of life. It is a periodic rest of the body
which is absolutely essential for its efficient functioning. It has been called " most cheering
restorative of tired bodies. "
Sleep is the indispensable condition to the recuperation of energy. We go to bed fatigued and
get up refreshed. Sleep repairs the wear and tear of the body and mind incurred during waking
hours. Nothing is so restorative to the nerves as sound and uninterrupted sleep.
Sleep is thus a
vital element in a total way of life. It is a basic need in manâs mental as well as physical life.
During sleep most of the functions of the body are carried on at the lowest level possible in
health. Heat production is from 10 to 15 per cent below the basal level. The mechanism
regulating the body temperature are less sensitive than in the waking state and are depressed
by 0.5 to 1.0 degree F. The rate of the heart is reduced by 10 to 30 beats per minute and a
decline in blood pressure of about 20 mm occurs in quiet restful sleep. The urine volume is
considerably reduced, but its concentration in solids is increased. The tone of all the skeletal
muscles is lessened. The eyes are usually rolled upward and the pupils constricted.
Loss of sleep exerts seriously detrimental effects upon the nervous system. Long periods of
wakefulness may cause profound psychological changes such as loss of memory,
hallucination and even schizophrenic manifestations. During the last World War, prisoners in
Nazi concentration camps who kept awake for days by strong lights and blaring wireless sets,
Sleep versus rest
For correct living, it is essential to differential between sleep and rest. At rest the body is
disturbed by all exterior noises ; but in sleep it is screened from them by partial loss of
consciousness and also by what is called " dream protection. " One useful purpose of the dream
is to convert outside noises that might awake the sleeping person, into fantasies that do not
During rest the limbs are normal, but in sleep they swell. Blood flows from the brain, distends the
arteries, and makes the limbs bigger. IN sleep more muscles are relaxed than in rest, though the
sleeping person changes his position about 35 times
in one night, without knowing it. Many
organs which work during rest suspend their activities in sleep. Thus the recouping value of
sleep is much more than that of rest or simple lying down.
Theories of sleep
Many theories of sleep have been advanced to explain the temporary loss of consciousness
which we know as sleep. The oldest theory is that sleep is induced by a reduction in the blood
supply to the brain or at least to conscious centres. This is known as ischemic theory. Even the
ancient Greek physicians were aware that the carotid artery was in a way concerned with the
onset of sleep. The name itself expresses this belief. The Greek word â Karotidesâ for carotid
arteries is derived from karoo which means âput to sleep.â In modern times, the drowsiness after
a meal, presumably due to the diversion of blood from the brain to the digestive organs, is cited
in support of the ischemic theory.
important theory about sleep is the chemical theory. As a result of experiments in the
metabolism of sleeping subjects, it is considered that the fatigue inducing sleep may be a mild
form of blood poisoning or toxaemia. This " poisoning" is believed to be brought on by the
expenditure of energy during the waking hours.
According to this theory, every contraction of a muscle and every impulse passing through the
brain or the nerves breaks down a certain amount of tissue. The debris from broken down tissue
is then thrown into the bloodstream. In the waking state, much of the waste from broken down
tissue is got rid of through the natural eliminating processes of lungs, kidneys, bowels and skin.
But there comes a saturation point when there is such an accumulation of waste that it cannot
be disposed of by these processes and it then invades the grey matter of the brain. In such an
eventuality, mental and physical altertness
are impaired. It is natureâs warning that the waste
product must be reduced to replenish the lost energy. So we get tired and the urge to get sleep
During sleep, the cells and tissues that break down to produce toxic waste become less active
and the production of toxic waste is vastly reduced. Simultaneously, constructive activities take
place within the body during sleep, which rebuild the broken down tissue.
Another theory places a sleeping centre in the hypothalamus. Many of the bodily changes in
sleep such as constriction of pupils, reduced frequency of heart beat, increased gastric tone and
secretion are manifestations of the activity of hypothalamus nuclei, especially parasympathetic
centres. Perhaps some of the sleeping pills affect this centre in the brain.
Although the various theories have certain amount of experimental evidence to support them,
none has really solved what is the most
mysterious process in our lives. All we know is that
sleep substitutes constructive measures for the destructive processes of our waking hours. We
cannot live without sleep.
Another mystery about sleep is that no two persons need the same amount of sleep. Dr.
Nathaniel Kleitman, Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Chicago, who
conducted years of extensive experiments at the Universityâs "Sleeping Laboratory" says that
there is no more a normal duration of sleep than there is normal height and weight. A study of 25
subjects spread over thousands of nights showed that the average amount of sleep needed to
feel well rested is seven-and-a-half hours, though individuals varied from six to nine hours.
According to Dr. Demmis Williams, a noted authority on sleep, the amount of sleep needed for
an individualâs well-being, is
determined by what he feels he needs, not by what other people,
including the doctor, think is reasonable.
On the whole, women sleep from 45 minutes to one hour more than men. The amount of sleep
required varies at different ages as follows :
New Born : 18 to 20 hours
Growing children :10 to 12 hours
Adults : 6 to 9 hours
Aged persons : 5 to 7 hours
The depth of ordinary restful sleep fluctuates throughout the sleep. In most adults, sleep
deepens through the first hour, after which it lightens rather sharply and then more gradually
until morning or until the usual time of wakening. IN growing children, however , sleep deepens a
second time for a little while. According to Dr. Lindlahr, a famous naturopath, two hours before
and two hours after
midnight are the most valuable for sleep of all the twenty-four hours of the
day. In these four hours, mental and physical vigour are at their lowest ebb and sleep is
soundest and most natural.
It is believed that three-quarters of our sleep consists of whatis called â slow wave sleep.â The
restorative processes occur during this time. The remaining quarter is taken by what is called
ârapid eye movement (REM) sleep.â It is also called paradosical or dreaming sleep and it comes
in episodes of about 20 minutes duration about five times in a night. It involves dreaming,
irregular heart rates, raised blood pressure and erection of the penis. It is in this phase of sleep
that normal healthy young men may have wet dreams. Both forms of sleep are considered
equally important, being normal sleeping rhythms.
There are many theories about
good and bad sleeping positions. Practically everyone changes
positions several times during sleep. Hence how one starts out is of no consequence. It is a
good thing we do turn about in our beds. If we did not, we would awake in the morning stiff,
having maintained the same position all night. For proper sleep, however, one should not sleep
on oneâs back but on the side with one or both legs brought well up and the head and the
shoulder slightly forward.
Sleeping pills are no remedy for sleeplessness. They are habit-forming and become less
effective when taken continuously. They lower the I.Q. dull the brain and can prove fatal if taken
in excess or before or after alcohol. The side-effect of sleeping pills include indigestion, skin
rashes, lowered resistance to infection, circulatory and respiratory problems, poor appetite, high
blood pressure,kidney and liver problems and mental confusion.
Sleeping well is an art. It
needs a perfect blend of healthy habits and control of mind. A clean
body and mind, relaxed mood, physical exercises, and perfect dietary control are some of the
basic sleep-inducing methods.
Unpleasant situatins at bed time such as arguments, quarrels, watching a horror movie, listening
to loud music which would create anxiety, fear, excitement and worries should be avoided. Such
situations stimulate the cerebral cortex and tend to keep one awake.
The sleeping place should be well ventilated, with balanced temperature and free from noises.
The bed should be neither too hard nor too soft, but comfortable. The pillow should not be too
hard or too high. The bed clothes should be loose-fitting and light coloured. Another important
rule is not to have heavy food shortly before bed time.
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Ayyub (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said,
âWhoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.â [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah; Ahmad transmitted it from Jabir, Muntaqa]
Thawban (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah
(blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said,
fasts Ramadan, and then six days after Eid, it is [like fasting] an entire year. Whoever does a good deed shall have ten times its reward.â [Ibn Majah, Muntaqa]Important Notes:
Based on this, the majority of the fuqaha, including the Hanafi, Shafi`i, and Hanbali school, have held that it is recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal. [Radd al-Muhtar; Mughni al-Muhtaj Shah al-Minhaj; Kashshaf al-Qina`]
2. It is permitted to fast these six days separately throughout the month, or consecutively, after Eid al-Fitr. [ibid.]
3. It is prohibitively disliked (makruh tahriman) and sinful to fast on Eid day itself. [Radd al-Muhtar]
4. The Shafi`is and Hanbalis state that it is superior to make the six fasts consecutive [Minhaj, Ghayat al-Muntaha]. Khatib al-Shirbini explains the reasoning as being,
âIn order to hasten to do the good, and because of the problems inevitable in delaying,â
such as becoming lazy and not actually fulfilling this sunnah in the end, though he points out that the sunnah is fulfilled by both consecutive and non-consecutive fasting of six days in Shawwal. [Mughni al-Muhtaj]
The later Hanafi scholars differed as to which is better, fasting the six days consecutively or non-consecutively, though neither is disliked and both fulfill the sunnah. [Radd al-Muhtar]
However, it would be agreed that those who fear not fulfilling the recommendation due to laziness, forgetfulness or other excuses, should hasten to fast the six days consecutively immediately after Eid al-Fitr.
5. The reward is akin to having fasted obligatory fasts the entire year days, according to Buhuti, Shirbini, and others.
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) said that the Prophet (Allah bless him & give him peace) said,
strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, though there is good in both. Be avid for that which benefits you. Rely on Allah and do not deem yourself incapableâ¦â [Muslim:4816, Ibn Majah:76, Ahmad:8436]
Imam Nawawi (Allah have mercy on him) explained that the âstrengthâ in this hadith refers to, âOneâs determination and ability in matters of the next life.â [Sharh Sahih Muslim]
And Allah alone gives success!!
Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar `ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar, Vol. 2, Page 125
Shirbini, Mughni al-Muhtaj Sharh al-Minhaj, Vol. 2, Page 184-185
Buhuti, Kashshaf al-Qina`, Vol. 2 Page 237-238
For the first time since 11 years in which I write on the Net,
some readers are blaming me now for supporting Qaddafi and Al Assad.
I do not support any of them !
I just analyse and question who are those new
trying to remove both of them.........and I compare.
then , I ask you :
If and when ,
a hungry-child asks for food,
would you trust a paedophile
to help him ??
If and when ,
Arab-people ask for democracy ,
would you trust NATO and USA
to help them ??
( Look what is happening now, in Iraq ! )
Highlight some of Prophet Muhammad(PBUH)'s Teachings. power point show
Rebels or looters or mercenary ??
Just in case you have
The NATO imposed a NO FLY Zone over Libya
because allegedly the forces of Colonel Qaddafi
were about to invade Benghazi.
Four months later , we notice that :
There was never an
intention to invade Benghazi.
The Qaddafi forces where nowhere near Benghazi.
Finally, it is Benghazi that invaded Tripoli.
(And then they freed the Al Qua´eeda prisoners,among others )
setting the record
5 September 2011
In Syria the insurgents have already killed 620 Syrian-soldiers
while those same insurgents claim to be a "peaceful-uprising".
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