I came to the realization that Islam ( parts and fractions of it ) are being mislead . Perhaps by a new "false prophet " in disguise as a messenger of Allah ( god) . If Islam has gotten a bad name , its the Muslim's who have tainted it . The new prophet of Islam in his caricature is the face of Osama Bin Ladin (grinning ) at all the evil he's done in the name of good & god. Terrorism is evil. The 21st century menace of Islamism, there can hardly be anything apologetic and soft about it . You can't say it's a "religion of peace" . This meme is as common as it is absurd and does not deserve much rebuttal. Suffice to say that Muslims are not a race. There are Muslims of all nations, races, ethnicities—from sub-Saharan Africans to blonde haired, blue-eyed Europeans. Yet many apologists for Islam, including congressmen and congresswomen, habitually rely on this lie—I won’t even deign to call it an “apologetic”—simply because accusing someone of being “racist,” in this case, critics of Islam, is one of the surest way of shutting them up. It's new message is a twisted form of what Muhammad may have taught . Its a shame. I have to write this as of now . The murder of innocent people like those 12 who died on Wednesday when armed gunmen stormed the
offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo . (1)> The magazine had printed cartoons that mocked the Prophet Muhammad . and various other "religions" , and political leaders. The terrorist act alone made no sense even in Islamic terms, of coarse there has been little denouncement from the leaders (pontiffs , Imams ) Ayatollah's of the Shia , and ( #) Sunnis leaders. What happened in France was even denounced ( strangely ) by the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. Nasrallah said : "The behavior of the *** takfiri groups that claim to follow Islam have distorted Islam, the Koran and the Muslim nation more than Islam’s enemies ... who insulted the prophet in films... or drew cartoons of the prophet," the Hezbollah leader said in a televised speech to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed, according to Lebanon’s Daily Star.Way back last December a school in Pakistan was bombed , At least 145 people were killed in a siege at a ... in a suicide bombing at the Protestant All Saints Church of Pakistan. (2) >In Pakistan there was a greater number of Muslims killed by fellow Muslims. I'v noted in a past blog post about a "demon dancing in Mesopotamia" You might say in Iraq , Syria, Pakistan and Afghanistan . Counting the bodies of dead Muslim's killed by Muslims who may be "Takiri" is staggering . In Iraq the (3)> IS ( Islamic State ) is committing a Muslim genocide . Muslims are vary reluctant to fight other Muslims , even if they are committing acts of evil against their own . This is perhaps why I believe that Muslims in the middle -east could soon face extinction under their own hands . Islam could survive v in the west , in Europe & the New world. I see this a hope that most western Muslims will evolve out of barbarism Either case Islam wants to be seen as a religion of Peace . There is a relevant Hadith in which the Prophet of Islam has said: ”Min husn Islam al-mar tarkahu ma la yanih” (A good Muslim is one who refrains from indulging in a practice that is not going to yield any positive result). This Hadith applies very aptly to the present situation of Muslims. They have been making noise for a very long time against blasphemy, but it has been in vain. Muslims must know that they are not in a position to change the world, so they must change themselves. There will be two instant advantages of adopting this policy: they will save themselves from becoming victim of negative sentiments and will be able to devote their energies to constructive work.
|In a front page cartoon published|
back a year ago . the editor of
the satirical magazine
is shown embracing
a Muslim . Offensive yes .
Images of the Prophet
CONTRARY to modern Islam . The Muslim world at one time allowed freedom of expression , most of us are familiar with Rumi and Omar Khayyam those enlightened poets In the wake of the murder of cartoonists at French magazine Charlie Hebdo, many Muslims and non-Muslims have argued that Islam has always banned any representation of the prophet, in part because of strong warnings in the Qu’ran and other religious texts against idolatry or anything that could be seen as a pathway towards idolatry.“It’s really important for audiences that have never seen the pietistic images of Muhammad to make a radical distinction between the mystical and beautiful images that have been produced over the last 1,000 years by Muslims and for Muslims.Throughout Islamic history, depictions of Muhammad in Islamic art were rare. Even so, there exists a "notable corpus of images of Muhammad produced, mostly in the form of manuscript illustrations, in various regions of the Islamic world from the thirteenth century through modern times". Depictions of Muhammad date back to the start of the tradition of Persian miniatures as illustrations in books. The illustrated book from the Persianate world (Warka and
Gulshah, Topkapi Palace Library H. 841, attributed to Konya 1200–1250) contains the two earliest known Islamic depictions of Muhammad. It seems that all Images of Muhammad were done during an enlightened age in Islam.Despite the ban on the representation of Muhammad, images of Mohammed are not uncommon in Iran. The Iranian Shi'ism seems more tolerant on this point than Sunnite orthodoxy. In Iran, depictions have considerable acceptance to the present day, and may be found in the modern forms of the poster and postcard.
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***In Islamic law, takfir or takfeer (Arabic: تكفير takfīr) refers to the practice of excommunication, one Muslim declaring a non-Muslim or an apostate, an unbeliever or kafir (pl. kuffār). The act which precipitates takfir is termed the mukaffir. An ill-founded takfir accusation is a major haram. The new constitution of Tunisia (passed after the Tunisian Revolution of 2011), has criminalized takfir by placing a ban on fatwas that promote takfir.The word now denotes "Muslim apostates". The Idea of "false Muslims" can be cited as true since some of the most heinous acts of violence carried out by Islamic terrorists seem to be aimed more at killing fellow Muslims than non believers ( and such) , but over the last decade the Islamic world has been swept into blood shed with the idea that they have to convert unbelievers through "Jihad" aka " holy war" . Another aspect shows that Islamic terrorists believe that they are doing "good" in the eyes of god , they also suffer from a persecution complex , in their brainwashed and "radicalized" thinking they are fighting persecutors of Islam . (1) > The aspect of telling jokes in Islam , the Prophet Muhammad is said to have said " “Woe to the one who tells lies to make people laugh, woe to him.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood). The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, warning against this kind of behaviour which some jokers are accustomed to: “A man may say something to make his companions laugh, and he will fall into Hell as far as the Pleiades because of it.” (Narrated by Ahmad). It would be hard to make fun of any one in Islam . The Quran actually forbids Muslims in killing ones that "mock" the "prophet" . I was trying to find a verse that contradicts otherwise This verse address the Prophet Muhammad himself. It says:“We have spared you those who ridicule you” [15:95] In essence, the Qur'an is telling us that when it specifically comes to the issue of mocking the Prophet [SAW], which is exactly the issue that we are dealing with today. Don't take matters in your own hands, rather, God will take care of those who mock the Prophet. (2)> Muslim's killing Muslims is not a new thing , but it characterizes a backward sense of reality of the religion , “Some 11,000,000 Muslims have been violently killed since 1948, of which 35,000, or 0.3 percent, died during the sixty years of fighting Israel, or just 1 out of every 315 Muslim fatalities. In contrast, over 90 percent of the 11 million who perished were killed by fellow Muslims.”Never in the worlds’ history of any other “religion” except Islam, has any official position and its ‘mission’ of its teachings been to “Kill all of those who do not believe as we do”. Islam has 73 different sects, they hate and kill each other and they all make war upon one another because: “They do not believe as we do”. Islamic sects are not simply “denominations,” if that word is understood to mean various valid approaches to the same religion. Members of one Islamic group do not usually recognize members of other groups as fellow Moslems, and open conflict between sects is not uncommon. Islam has been at war with itself and the entire world since its founder Mohammad started it. (3)> This is a big claim. We hear a lot about violence and possibly ethnic cleansing, but the term ‘genocide’ has not taken root in this debate. In its special session on Iraq, several members and observers of the United Nations Human Rights Council voiced concerns that IS was committing genocide.[i] Ed Husian, writing for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, has also labelled the actions of IS as genocide.[ii] Yet, the dominant narrative is the standard post-9/11 justification of fighting the terrorists abroad before we have to fight them at home. This is tarnished by the legacy of the War on Terror and masks the need to intervene for the sake of the people being persecuted by IS.but Contrary to popular misconception, Islam does not mean peace but rather means submission to the commands of Allah alone. Therefore, Muslims do not believe in the concept of freedom of expression, as their speech and actions are determined by divine revelation and not based on people's desires. So nothing can be funny ? In the days after September 11, 2001, American leaders rushed to portray Islam as a peaceful religion that had been "hijacked" by a fanatical band of terrorists. One hopes that these assurances were merely tactical—that nobody was meant to believe them and that they were meant to assure the Muslim world that the inevitable. Muslim apologists also rushed forward to assure the public that Islam was a peaceful religion. They disingenuously declared that the word Islam means "peace." And they tried to portray the terrorists as a fringe group outside the mainstream of Islam.These were lies.The usual meaning of Islam in Arabic is not "peace" but "submission".(#)>The Sunni's may have a distinction of warlike qualities in their Islamic view unlike the more "peaceful" Shias . Sunni Islam, which approximately 90% of all Muslims follow, is far from heterogeneous. It has only four recognized schools of jurisprudence, and these agree over the basics, with only minor differences over detail. Even in the other 10% of Islamic sects, most of which are Shia or Shia offshoots, one finds that when it comes to intolerant aspects, they too are in agreement. For example, while all Islamic schools of law prescribe the death penalty for leaving Islam, some argue that female apostates should “only” be imprisoned and beat until they embrace Islam again.