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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Feminism ≠ Equality
« on: September 21, 2015, 03:40:12 PM »
Salam Alykum Warahmatullah,

I would like to start by sharing a joke with you which I found on a brother’s facebook page.

Feminist 1: If men are allowed to grow beards! THEN WE CAN TOO!
Feminist 2: YEAH!!... Wait what?

Apart from mere amusement, this joke underlines the psyche of the modern feminist movement. What started out as a movement for the rights of women in the western world, has now transformed into a godless, man-hating, self-privileged phenomenon treading across the world. This transformation of feminism started early on from the second wave feminism and gradually became worse during the third wave feminism movement.

Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men.

But the important question is, who will define and decide this equality?

For the average agnostic, atheist or secular person this notion of equality comes from the human faculties. Their sense of what’s right and what’s wrong based on their experience or observations.

And so as a result these decision makers concluded women can dress any way they like (and most of the time they leave nothing to the imagination), they can have abortions if they don’t “feel" like having a child, they are encouraged to embrace their sexuality i.e. be promiscuous, They are told whatever men can do they can do as well, so now the children are growing up without the nurturing care of a mother because mommy has to work.

But as with all godless movements modern feminism has also started crumbling beneath its own weight and it’s not due to religious people but due to people who describe themselves as secular, atheist, agnostic & even people who hate religion; people like Christopher Hitchens or Richard Dawkins.

The problem these people see with modern feminism is that it supports female privilege rather than equal rights for females, which is in fact true. If you look at the modern western feminist she complains about a pay gap or violence against women & at the same time they say that men aren’t supposed to hit women even if the woman is the aggressor and the man only hits back in self-defense.

These people say to the feminist that this is not a movement for equality if it advocates such sort of ideas because it is a fact that pay gap is not because of gender but rather because on average men take more dangerous jobs than women such as in construction, mining or in the army and men are willing to work longer hours than women because women prefer to spend more time with their families.

Furthermore gender egalitarians say that it is in the essence of true equality that men treat aggressive or violent women like they would treat other men when it comes to self-defense. So if a women provokes or assaults you then you have the right to defend yourself with physical force if necessary. If you go easy on a woman just because she is a woman then you are a sexist because your behavior implies that a woman is not equal to you in strength or in the ability to defend herself.

There is even a video of this particular theme which went viral, which shows what happens when men treat women with absolute equality. The most remarkable sentence I heard from the video was from a person who hits a women back after she hits him & a bystander yells that's a female & he replies“I don’t care if she wanna be a man I will treat her like a man.” (I didn’t share the video because of its obscene nature.) 

In essence these people who are against feminism argue that you cannot have it both ways either you go for absolute equality or act as a woman which are more suited to a nurturing role rather than competing with men and keep your privileges.

Alhamdulillah for Islam;

Unlike the modern secular civilization, which is undergoing this clash of the social order due to man-made ideologies, the laws of Islam are not from the perception of the limited human mind but from the infinite wisdom of Allah swt.

Islam gave rights to women and men associated with their roles in society and these rights became a part of the Islamic law. Although these laws are mostly ignored in today's “Muslim countries” but that is not the fault of the deen but rather the failure of the people to implement it.

But this failure has led to this corrupt feminist movement to rear its ugly head in the Muslim ummah & as result the feminist blames Islam for oppression of Muslim women.

Islam recognizes that men & women are not the same but are complementary to each other.  They are equal in the sight of Allah but not similar.

 وَلَيْسَ الذَّكَرُ كَالْأُنْثَىٰ
...And the male is not like the female [Al Imran:36]

هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ لَكُمْ وَأَنْتُمْ لِبَاسٌ لَهُنّ
They are clothing for you and you are clothing for them [Al Baqarah:187]


Women don’t have to compete with men to show that they are capable as men because we as muslims now that they are honored in Islam as mothers, daughters & wives. Ofcourse there were examples of women like Khadija R.A who was a business woman and Umm Imarah R.A who fought bravely to protect the Prophet ﷺ during the battle of Badr. But their priorities were always towards their roles as caregivers first.
 
Islam gave women many rights which the modern feminists only acquired recently. Such as the right of inheritance, the right to be recognized as an individual of the state, the right to choose your spouse the right to divorce your spouse, along with many others.

Because Islam is the complete religion it does not only grant rights to females it also grants rights to males i.e. rights according to their roles. The laws of Islam were perfected by Allah and do not need any man-made laws to complement them but the modern feminist believes that it is a woman who knows what’s best for her not Allah. Feminists believe that a woman has the right to do anything she wants with her body & Allah has no right to tell her what she should and should not do.

Not surprisingly the most influential figures of the 3rd wave feminist movement were Jewish women, who advocated same sex marriage.

Now this western feminist movement has taken roots in the Islamic world with something it calls Islamic feminism, which supports mixed gatherings & says the hijab is a symbol of subjugation of women and is not Islamic, & of-course they bring up ayahs from the Quran, with their personal interpretations, which helps them to get their point across & they even use Ahadith, regardless of if they are Sahih, Hasan, Daif, Mawdu or anything else, as long as it serves their purpose.

It is quite ironic that these feminist say that they are against objectification of women yet they support wearing clothes which accentuates every part of their bodies, transforming them into eye-candy for men. They become mere objects of sexual fantasies by this so called liberation.

And now anything the western feminist movement throws at these women they embrace it in the name of feminism whether it be about forsaking the hijab or shaming men who have or want multiple wives, all of which have been ordained by Allah.

In reality modern feminism is nothing more than a sham to pit women against men, which only benefits those who stand to gain from exploiting both genders and creating social chaos.

Unfortunately this movement has already infected a lot of the muslim youth because of its popularity & the secular indoctrination they receive in their "muslim countries".

If modern feminism isn’t the very reflection of the conditions that the ummah will face during the coming of dajjal then it is at least one of the most potent tools of Satan which is taking us in that direction, where a man will have to coercively restrain his mother, daughter, sister, aunt so that they may be safe from the fitna dajjal brings.

Dajjal will come to this pond in Marriqanaat - a valley in Madinah - and most of those who go out to him will be women, until a man will come to his mother-in-law, his mother, his daughter, his sister, and his aunt, and he will tie them up strongly for fear that they will go out to him [Narrated by Ahmed]

And Allah knows best.

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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / O Christ worshiper...
« on: July 29, 2015, 05:16:49 AM »

Salam Alykum Warahmatullah

I had many questions about christianity including the cross, because i thought how come  a device used for torturing and killing a God became a symbol of reverence?

O Christ worshiper is a very eloquent yet very logical poem by the medieval Islamic scholar Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyya. It asks many questions  about the very foundations of Christianity. The poem shows how self contradicting christianity is and the paradox around which its core beliefs exist.

To listen to the audio of the poem click the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xftYo8Ng61Y




اعباد المسيح لنا سؤال....نريد جوابه ممن و عاه
O Christ-worshippers! We want an answer to our question
[from your wise ones],

إذا مات الإله بصنع قوم....أماتوه فما هذا الإله
If the Lord was murdered by some people's act,
what kind of god is this?

وهل أرضاه ما نالوه منه....فبشراهم إذا نلوا رضاه
We wonder! Was He pleased by what they did to Him?
If yes, blessed be they, they achieved His pleasure,

وإن الذي فعلوه فيه....فقؤتهم إذا أوهت قواه
But if He was discontented,
this means their power had subjugated Him!

وهل بقي الوجود بلا إله....سميع يستجيب لمن دعاه
Was the whole entity left without a Sustainer,
so who answered the prayers?

وهل خلت الطباق السبع لما....ثوى تحت التراب وقد علاه
Were the heavens vacated,
when He laid under the ground somewhere?

وهل خلت العوالم من إله....يدبر ها وقد سمرت يداه
Were all the worlds left without a God,
to manage while His hands were nailed?

وكيف تخلت الأملاك عنه....بنصرهم وقد سمعوا بكاه
Why did not the angels help Him,
when they heard him while he wailed?

وكيف أطاقت الخشبات حمل الإله....الحق شد على قفاه
How could the rods stand to bear the True Lord
when He was fastened,

وكيف دنا الحديد إليه حتى....يخالطه ويلحقه أذاه
How could the irons reached Him and [had] His body pinned?

وكيف تمكنت أيدي عداه....وطالت حيث قد صفعوا قفاه
How could His enemies' hands reach Him and slap His rear,

وهل عاد المسيح إلى حياة....أم المحيي له ربٌ سواه
And was Christ revived by himself, or was the Reviver another god?

ويا عجبا لقبر ضم رباً....وأغجب منه بطن قد حواه
What a sight it was, a grave that enclosed a god,
Stranger still is the belly that confined Him!

أقام هناك تسعا من شهور....لدى الظلمات من حيض غذاه
He stayed there for nine months in utter darkness, fed by blood!

وشق الفرج مولودا صغيرا....ضعيفا فاتحا للثدى فاه
Then he got out of the womb as a small baby,
Weak and gasping to be breast-fed!

ويأكل ثم يشرب ثم ياتي....بلازم ذاك هل هذا إله
He ate and drank, and did what that naturally resulted,
Is this [what you call] a god?

تعالى الله عن إفك النصارى....سيسأل كلهم عما افتراه
High Exalted be Allah above the lies of Christians,
All of them will be held accountable for their libels!

أعباد الصليب لأي معنى....يعظم او يقبَه رماه
O Cross-worshipers! For what reason is this exalted
and blame [is cast upon those] who reject it?

وهل تقضى العقول بغير كسر....وإحراق له ولمن بغاه
Is it not logical to break and burn it,
along with the one who innovated it?

إذا ركب الإله عليه كرها....وقد شدت لتسمير يداه
Since the Lord was crucified on it,
and his hands were fastened to it?

فذاك المركب الملعون حقا....فدسه لا تبسه إذا تراه
That is really a cursed cross to carry,
So discard it, do not kiss it!

يهان عليه رب الخلق طرًا....وتعبده فإنك من عداه
The Lord was abused on it, and you adore it?
So [it is clear that] you are one of His enemies!

فإن عظمته من أخل أن قد....حوى رب العباد وقد علاه
If you extol it because it carried the Lord of the Worlds,

وقد فقد الصليب فإن رأينا....له شكلا تذكرنا سناه
Why don't you prostrate yourself and worship graves,

فهلا للقبور سجدت طرًا....لضم القبر ربَك في حشاه
Since the grave contained your god in it?

فيا عبد المسيح فق فهذا....بدايته وهذا منتهاه
So Christ-worshiper, open your eyes,
This is the Beginning and this is the End.
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Salam wa rahmatullah
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GENERAL TOPICS | BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS / Takfeer & Politics
« on: March 25, 2015, 03:01:55 AM »
Salam Aly Kum Wa Rahmahtullah

I observed this over the years and i post a question to you brothers and sisters regarding the nature of Takfeer in recent history and its role as a political tool.

As an example lets consider this: The Ahmadiyya & some Shia groups

The Ahmadiyya are unanimously declared kuffar, yet the kufr they commit is more indirect than direct especially in case of the Lahore Ahmadiyya movement but some groups among the shia commit open kufr such as declaring mere humans to be God, yet Ahmadiyya are considered non muslims but shias are considered to be muslims by the majority of the world's muslim countries.

Why is it so?


Is it because declaring those shia kuffar will result in political strife within and between countries?

It is also interesting to note that the beliefs of those particular shia groups conflict with a majority of the shia and yet they are supported by most Shia governments. Is it simply the enemy of my enemy is my friend ideology?


Please share your thoughts on the matter...

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Salam Aly kum wa rahmatullah,

Tribalism or its newer version Nationalism is not a new concept. Its been around for centuries & had a considerable impact in shaping today's world and continues to do so.

In old times tribes used their tribal name to exert superiority over others who they deemed inferior & when tribes joined together to form a kingdom then the names of those closest to the ruling elite were considered influential.

This is the fundamental flaw of tribalism it doesn't stop at nation or tribe it divides from the macro level to the micro level ranging from the country to community, from community to caste/race, from race to individuals.

And the basis of this division is not preservation of individual identity, in most cases, but is the belief of superiority because of belonging to a specific country, clan or family.

Although  this was prohibited by the Messenger Of Allah (SAW), it has seemed to crept back into our ummah with a vengeance.

The Prophet (SAW) called Asabiyah, which in english translates to tribalism/nationalism, A coal from the coals of hellfire [Abu Dawud & Tirmidhi]. The prophet (saw) also said "He is not one of us who calls for asabiyah or who fights for asabiyah or who dies for asabiyah." [Abu Dawud]

Apart from prohibition of asabiyah by the prophet (saw), The Quran emphasizes on unity. Our deen emphasizes that during the five daily prayers, where  prince & pauper alike,irrespective of color & caste, all stand shoulder to shoulder & bow down in one direction to the Almighty.

And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you - when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers. And you were on the edge of a pit of the Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus does Allah make clear to you His verses that you may be guided. [Al-Imran:103]

Apart from being a command of Allah to avoid nationalism, lets briefly analyse why nationalism is detrimental.

Pride & Bigotry

This is the most obvious of sins and the sin responsible for the destruction of Iblees (Satan) himself. ...(Shaitaan) said, "I am better than him. You created me from fire and You created him from clay."  [Al-Araf:12]   

This is the very nature of nationalism. It has a psychology of egotism. Its not hard to observe when you see what happens during those Independence day parades. Usually claims like " Our country will be here till the end of times" or some other conceited statements along the lines of "we are the greatest nation on earth" are made, along with a display of "military might".

This pride is a gateway to shirk. How?

Because actions speak louder than words. On one hand these so called Islamic states declare that their constitution is according to the Quran and sunnah, or in some cases is the Quran  and sunnah, yet they have laws that are legislated upon by the democratic process or by decree of an absolute ruler. Laws which allow ribaa or interest based banking. A sin so grave that Allah & his messenger (saw) declare war on those who are invloved in it and for your information, the economies of almost all these so called Muslim countries run on this ribaa based banking system. A system which makes sure the wealthy become wealthier and the poor become poorer.

 These people are making halal what Allah (swt) made haram. Allah (swt) is Al Mulk [The Sovreign] and Al Hakam [The Law giver].  But these states claim sovereignty of their own and make laws which contradict the laws of Allah. This basically implies that they think they know better than Allah and their laws are better substitutes for the laws of Allah.

The Prophet (SAW) clearly stated this about a similar situation in a Hadith & equated it to shirk;

Udai Ibn Hatim said "I came to the Prophet sallalahu alaihi wassalam while I had a cross made from gold around my neck. He said, "يَا عَدِيُّ اطْرَحْ هَذَا الْوَثَنَ مِنْ عُنُقِكَ" "O 'Udai! Remove this idol from yourself!" So I removed it in which I heard him reciting from Surat Bara'ah this ayah,

اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِنْ دُونِ اللهِ

"They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah" [Tauba: 31]

And once He finished reciting this ayah, Udai commented, "I said, 'They did not worship them.'" The Prophet said,

أَلَيْسَ يُحَرِّمُونَ مَا أَحَلَّ اللهُ فَتُحَرِّمُونُهُ، ويُحِلُّونَ مَا حَرَّمَ اللهُ فَتَسْتَحِلُّونَهُ فَتِلْكَ عِبَادَتُهُمْ

"Didn't they (rabbis and monks) prohibited the allowed for them (Christians and Jews) and allowed the prohibited, and they (Christians and Jews) obeyed them? I replied, 'Yes'. He said, فَتِلْكَ عِبَادَتُهُمْ "that is their worship." [Tabarani & Tirmidhi]


Simply put Allah gives guidance regarding all matters and his laws are absolute, if someone comes and gives you an alternative to Allah's authority what would you call it?
 
And do not say about what your tongues assert of untruth, "This is lawful and this is unlawful," to invent falsehood about Allah . Indeed, those who invent falsehood about Allah will not succeed. [Al-Nahl:116]



Furthermore statements like " Our country will be here till the end of times" is a blatant disregard of the knowledge and power of Allah (swt). These sort of people forget that civilizations much more powerful and prosperous then them, who held the same opinion about themselves, were wiped from the face of the earth. The people of Aad & Thamud are one of many examples.

And to make such a statement that a country will be here till the end of times is associating yourself with the knowledge of Allah. Allah calls himself Al Alim ul Ghaib Wa Shahadah [Knower of the unseen & witnessed] and yet these people indirectly make the same claim by believing that they will be around until qiyamah.

Neither can a nation anticipate its term, nor delay it. [Al-Hijr:5]

And for every nation is a [specified] term. So when their time has come, they will not remain behind an hour, nor will they precede [it] [Al-Araf:34]


National interest

A nation works according to its national interests and not morals. A nation justifies its action according to what it feels (or rather the ruling elite feels) is good for the nation. Which may include attacking other countries killing of multitudes of innocent people and then calling it collateral damage.

So when a muslim nation is almost annihilated because of war and its citizens are dying of hunger and disease, other muslim nations are busy working on their national interests.

In this way millions of muslims present in Palestine, Syria and Iraq become an Arab problem. Kashmir becomes an IndoPak problem, Somalia is an African problem whereas Bosnia and Chechnya are an eastern European problem and the Rhoingya muslims of Burma have no where to go & are massacred in multitudes.
 
(And in retaliation, all the Muslim countries have changed their Facebook display pictures to show solidarity with the victims.)

There is no unified response from the muslim countries, no sanctions or consistent diplomatic boycott of any sort because they don't want to undermine the national interests of their own countries by ruining their diplomatic ties with those countries which are responsible for the death of millions of muslims.

Some may argue that muslim countries send aid. Aid is for the victims who survived & who still live under the constant threat of war & persecution. Where is justice for those who were massacred? Aid is of little use unless the forces which threaten the muslim ummah are dealt with and that can't happen when national interests stand in our way.


O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm in justice, witnesses for Allah , even if it be against yourselves or parents and relatives. Whether one is rich or poor, Allah is more worthy of both. So follow not [personal] inclination, lest you not be just. And if you distort [your testimony] or refuse [to give it], then indeed Allah is ever, with what you do, Acquainted. [An-Nisa:135]


The leaders of muslim nations are more concerned about the economy and the future of their rule in their respective countries rather than justice for the muslim ummah.

This is what διαίρει καὶ βασίλευε or Divide and Rule has done to us. We have been chronically desensitized to the suffering of our muslim brothers and sisters through meticulous programming.

A number of muslims today are willing to fight for and die for a piece of land that has been handed to us by the Pro-Zionist lobbies, who by the way were the ultimate decision makers for what we get by drawing lines of their liking on a map, so that we may continue to bicker among ourselves & keep working for standards of development and prosperity that they layout before us. This lobbying picked up momentum during world war one and has only become more ruthless as time went by.

Make no mistake nationalism was inserted into the muslim world masked as territorial sovereignty to fragment us. The zionist agenda cannot proceed with their Greater Israel project until they break the barriers of the muslim resistance and the best way to do that is by Divide & Conquer.

Isn't this what today's secular and so called Muslim governments do? They program us to get emotional over our national interests and want us to be proud of our national achievements. They want to harbor a sense of exclusivity in us; a sense of pride. This is a form of materialistic ideology.

There are people who use verses which are misrepresented to the masses to give Asabiyah a free pass, such as the ayah:

O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you. And Allah has full knowledge and is well acquainted (with all things). [Al-Hujurat:13]


Some people think because this ayah mentions that it is Allah who divided us into nations and tribes, it is then, therefore Ok to be divided along nationalistic or tribal lines. The question is why don't these people ponder upon the first and last parts of this ayah? Which state that you all have the same origin and to whatever tribe/nation or family you belong to, it does not matter to Allah. What matters to Allah is your Taqwa or righteousness.

Secondly people who have this sort of logic of interpreting this ayah to justify nationalism, should be asked, Allah says "it is He who guides and He who misguides whom he wills", then is it ok to be misguided? Of course not. Misguidance is a test of faith from Allah. Just like the fitnah of Asabiyah.

Furthermore nationalistic or tribal ideologies are against the nature of Islam which promotes universal brotherhood. This was stressed by the greatest man (SAW) to walk this earth, in his final sermon, meaning this was the advice he gave to this ummah before his death. So we can infer that this advice was important.

He (SAW) said: ..."O people! Indeed, your Lord is one and your father is one. Indeed, there is no superiority of an Arab over a non-Arab, nor of a non-Arab over an Arab, nor of a white over a black, nor a black over a white, except by taqwa. Have I conveyed the message?" They replied, "You have conveyed it, Messenger of Allah!" Then he said, "What day is this?" They replied, "A sacred day." Then he said, "What month is this?" They replied, "A sacred month." Then he said, "What city is this?" They replied, "A sacred city." He said, "Allah has made your blood and your property (the narrator said, 'I don't know if he said "and your honor" or not') as sacred as this day of yours, in this month of yours, in this city of yours. Have I conveyed the message?" They replied, "You have conveyed it, Messenger of Allah!" He said, "Let whomever is present tell whomever is absent." [Musnad Of Imam Ahmed]

So the question remains Why are we proud of our countries? Is it because they make us better individuals? No. Everything good in you and in the world around is the Fitrah i.e: your sense of Oneness of God, Compassion & Ihsan, otherwise loosely translated as morality. This is what people are born with, which is the nature of Islam. Everything good in this world stems from Islam (submission to Allah). Nationalism or tribalism, on the other hand, have almost nothing good to offer. They are tools exploited by democracies and dictatorships alike to further their ruling agendas and to misguide the masses.

Imagine the alternative; No borders, no race, no color or any other attribute to separate us. All being treated equally as brothers & sisters, according to the law of Allah. No animosity, No competition for superiority. And when threatened by an external force, we as an Ummah would be one formidable unit fighting solely to protect each other for the sake of Allah ,not for political interests.

The Muslims are like one man, if his eyes complains then the whole of him complains, and if his head complains then the whole of him complains [Muslim]

Brothers & Sisters, we are now at a time of great fitnah where everything bad is masked with goodness & everything ordained by Allah is being systematically demonized in societies around the world. As an example consider how much the word 'Jihad' carries a negative connotation and is almost always associated with senseless, unjustified violence and the word jihadi is used as a derogatory term by the media.

Another more social example would be marriage. Consider for a moment how a man with more than one wife is viewed by society and media, whereas on the other hand consider how the relationship between a single unmarried woman and a single unmarried man is depicted by the media, particularly media in these so called Islamic states. One of these relationships is considered or portrayed as romantic & civilized whilst the other is considered barbaric and unjust.You probably know which is portrayed as positive & which is portrayed negatively because this is what secular social programming does. It molds and manipulates opinions.


It is imperative that we spot these tribulations and act accordingly to safeguard ourselves and those around us. Do not believe everything TV channels or governments tell you. Do not follow the society but rather follow the sunnah.

And the best ways to safeguard ourselves & those around us is to educate ourselves about the deen, the political history of the world and the current condition of the world.


Please watch the videos below for further details:

- How Western Democracy Is Hypocritical & Shirk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRhrOwMCewg

- The Shaping Of The Modern Muslim World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh9awD5KwNY

- Rise Of Nationalism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6KbUKlG46Q  Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRD-gpYQWtM

- Real Terrorism https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPisDM76JxU

- Disunity Of The Ummah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCOfFYtfT8k


And Allah Knows Best...


May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you all.

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