ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œTHE RELIGION OF PEACEÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ IS IMPLODING!!!
Posted on April 5th, 2011
Author of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe Origin of Species According to the BuddhaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢
With the fall of Tunisia, Egypt and the fires of insurrection spreading to Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and with spontaneous uprisings taking place in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the knowledgeable pundits in the west are predicting that progress, tolerance and civilisation has finally caught up with the nations of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œtrue believersÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢. In fact with troubles compounding to the powers that be, how the process will unfold is an enigma to most denizens at this historical juncture.
Ronald Regan and his bunch of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œall knowingÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ advisers put fire power into the hands of Muslim fanaticÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s in order to bring down the soviet ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œevil empireÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢. Now these same fanatics have turned those very weapons on the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œun-evil empireÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ and may eventually bring it down too. Indeed currently the adherents of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ are bleeding the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œcivilisedÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ nations copiously.
So can these learned punditsÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ explain what is the cause for such upheaval and why exactly at this historical moment?
To really appreciate what this process is all about, we have to step back in time and figure out what the initiator of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ aimed at. In essence in spite of its excesses ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThis peacefulÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ creed has been unstoppable since its initial promulgation.
Judaism was in fact, well established in Medina two centuries prior to ProphetÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s birth. Muhammad arrived in Medina in 622 believing that Jewish tribes would receive him with open arms.
Contrary to his expectations, his relations with several of the Jewish tribes in Medina were an uneasy one, laced with suspicion and bitterness from the time of his arrival. Yet Muhammad had been invited to arbitrate in a bloody civil conflict between the Khazraj and the Aws Allah, in which the Jewish clans were embroiled at the time.
At Muhammad’s insistence, Medina’s pagans, Muslim and Jewish clans signed a pact to protect each other. According to most sources the individuals among the clans plotted to take prophetÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s life and attempted at least twice. Once they came within a hairs breath of poisoning him. Two of the tribes, the Banu Nadir and the Banu Qaynuqa were exiled for renagating on the agreement subsequently. He recognised early, the danger these Jewish tribes posed to the nascent Muslim community, and strived to avoid it.
Curiously Prophets biggest detractors at that point of history were none other than his own Meccan kith and kin, now being the bastion of Islam. Yet at that historical moment they were actively working to dislodge the Prophet by all means at their disposal. Indeed in order to achieve this, they march on medina twice, with substantial forces. In the first encounter Muhammad escaped with his life by sheer luck.
In the second and final military push, now known as the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œBattle of the TrenchÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢, the Meccans recruited allies from north western Arabia to join in the fray, which included the two, exiled Jewish tribes. In addition, to his enemies, they sent envoys to the largest Jewish tribe still in Medina proper, the Banu Qurayza, hoping to enrol them and to make a ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œcommon causeÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢, against the prophet and his ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ now firmly entrenched in medina.
Evidently Banu Qurayza’s location on the south side of Medina would inspire the Meccans to devise a plan to attack MuhammadÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s positions from both directions and felt that Muslims were not strong enough to withstand a battle in two fronts simultaneously.
On the other hand Banu Qurayza was also reluctant to join the Meccan alliance as they were insecure as to the outcome of an encounter. Yet they were impressed by the substantial Meccan force assembled to do battle and agreed to an alliance, conditionally.
As a siege began, the Banu Qurayza nervously awaited developments. And Muhammad learning of the Jewish clanÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s intention to defect and realizing the danger it posed, initiated diplomatic parley to keep the Banu Qurayza on his side. But no progress was made. At the third week of the siege, the Banu Qurayza signalled their readiness to join the Meccan alliance; but demanded that the Meccans provide them with hostages, to ensure that they wouldn’t be abandoned to face Muhammad alone if they decided to lift the siege.
For their horror thatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s exactly what happened. The Meccans, nearing exhaustion, refused to give Banu Qurayza any hostages. Not long after, cold, heavy rains set in, and the Meccans lifted the siege and marched home, and the Jewish Banu Qurayza was left holding the bag.
Then Muslims commenced a 25-day siege against the Banu Qurazya’s fortress. Finally, both sides agreed on arbitration. A former ally of the Banu Qurayza, an Arab chief named Sa’d ibn Muadh, now a convert, was chosen as judge. We must assume that Prophet anticipated Sa’d verdict. If the earlier tribal relations were in force, he would have spared the Banu Qurayza. His fellow chiefs urged him to pardon their former allies, but he refused. In his view, the Banu Qurayza had attacked the new social order and failed to honour their agreement to protect the town. He ruled that all the men should be executed. Muhammad promptly accepted his judgment, for indeed he received the verdict he wanted. Next day, according to Muslim sources, 700 men of the Banu Qurayza were murdered in cold blood.
This murderous act set a precedent, how the followers of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ would deal with POWs in their future conflicts.
Some individual Medinan Jews, including at least one rabbi, accepted Islam. But generally, the Jews of Medina remained true to their faith. Theologically, they could not accept Muhammad as a messenger of God, since, in keeping with their own Jewish beliefs, they were waiting for a prophet to emerge from within their own ranks.
Islam and Christianity have this contrast. Jesus never sanctioned anyone to be executed in his or his Gods name. In order to legitimise the Inquisition and burning of heretics, Catholic Church had to linger another1400 hundred years.
Whereas Islam began massacring unbelieversÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ from its very inception and records provide ample evidence of same.
Islam was totally soaked in blood from prophetÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s medina days. The killing of unbeliers slowed down only when the Islamic expansion finally ran into boundaries in the 8th century. After about a century of imperialistic and unprovoked Islamic aggression there were hardly any unbelievers left within their occupied areas. Even through the initial expansion slowed down, the killings of none believers within the newly occupied territories continued.
Whole Buddhists nations along the Silk Road were put to the sword, if they resisted the on march of Islam.
Once tolerant Buddhist populace in nations such as Afghanistan Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Samarkand, to name a few, were d mercilessly butchered as idol worshipers. Still curiously all the butchering was done in the name of a merciful Allah. Why Allah wouldnÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t do his own dirty work instead of allocating it to the believers of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ is an enigma for most neutral observers.
After the idol worshipers were mercilessly massacred there were no more Buddhists left along the Silk Road, where as once it consisted exclusively of Buddhists. Now only the ancient monuments were left after ages of carnage to remind us of a tolerant past that once was.
Now the Buddhist monuments also has become a thorn on adherents of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢sÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢, butts. The colossal Bamiyen Buddhas which has been cut at immeasurable cost (probably in the third and fifth centuries A.D.) into the tall, sandstone cliffs surrounding, an oasis town in the centre of a long valley that separates the mountain chains of Hindu Kush and Koh-i-Baba. The taller of the two statues (about 53 meters or 175 feet) is thought to represent Vairocana, the “Light Shining throughout the Universe Buddha” The shorter one (36 meters or 120 feet) probably represents Buddha Sakyamuni, although the local Hazara people believe it depicts a woman.
The colossus once was an awesome sight, visible from miles around, with copper masks for faces and copper-covered hands. Vairocana’s robes were painted red and Sakyamuni’s blue. These towering, transcendental images were key symbols to the rise of Mahayana Buddhists teachings, emphasized the ability for everyone, not just monks, to achieve the bliss of enlightenment.
While the dates of the statues are somewhat equivocal, the Buddhist monk Xuanzang, who travelled to India to bring back to China the copies of the original sutras of the Buddha’s teachings, bore witness to the statues in A.D. 630-31. Indeed they were no more idol worshipping Buddhists to bump off, so the adherents of the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œreligion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ have turned their attention on these ancient Buddhist monuments.
In the Diamond Sutra, the historical Buddha, Sakyamuni (whose lifetime crossed the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.), informs to a disciple: “Thousands of lifetimes ago when my body was cut into pieces by King Kalinga, I was not caught up in the idea of a separate self or life span. If, at that time, I had been caught up in such an idea, I would have felt anger and ill-will against the king.” Now, that’s Buddhist tolerance, peace and good will to all fellow beings. But tolerance is a weakness as far as the followers of the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œreligion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢.
Sadly these tolerant Buddhists followed their master meekly to their death rather than give battle to these bloody ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œbutchersÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢
ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â More than 100 million Buddhists may have perished by these butchers. The world acknowledges the conquest of Buddhism was the practical result of its pacifism and tolerance.
Zoroastrianism was eliminated from Persia. The ones who ran away escaped these killers of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ and survived to this date in India and Sri Lanka.
The Jews became permanent dhimmis throughout Islam sine the battle of the trench.
In Africa over 120 million Christians and animists may have been exterminated during the last 1400 years of jihad.
A minimum of 270 million nonbelievers may have died over the last 1400 years in the name of Allah, a subject which is not taught in any school.”
To Islam Buddhism is a superstition and its adherents idol worshipers hence no right to exist. Evidently to live in Paradise for eternity with Allah is factual! Or receiving 8000 virgins to deflower when they get to Paradise is scientifically proven!
The Quran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war on nonbelievers. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fray are called ‘hypocrites’ and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join in the slaughter.
Unlike the Old Testament verses of violence, the ones in the Quran are open-ended, meaning that the historical context is not embedded within the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.
Believers inform that the truth of Islam was based on Five solid Pillars; being an injunction by the one true God. The five Pillars being:
1: There is no god but ALLAH and MOHAMMAD is the Holy Prophet [Faith or E-mann].
2: Perform Prayers
3: Pay the Zakat [Payments to Poor]
4: Make the Pilgrimage [Hajj]
5: Fast in the Month of Ramadan [Fasting]
By itself these five pillars means nothing to the idol worshippers. But if we dig a little deeper, we get a clearer vision as to why the prophet laid down these five pillars. So letÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s break down these pillars and peep into the core of his teachings.
Prayers are central to the Islamic belief. Indeed it is not Prayer in its self, but the attitude the ritual and the approach to the prayer thatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s vital.
The Islamic ritual starts at dawn, before the sunrise, with the cacophony of prayer calls. True Muslims must upon waking, do ablutions, and then walk to the nearest mosque to start the day with prayer. Similarly the day ends with the night prayer. This offering of five daily prayers is the minimum a Muslim must do to smell the fragrance of (Islamic) Paradise. There is severe penalty for not obeying the prayer injunction. It is compulsory for a Muslim to attend a mosque and offer his oblation. Sharia law stipulates the dreadful consequences for disobeying this injunction. Indeed, in a hadis in Sahih Bukhari (1.11.617), Muhammad demanded his devout followers to burn the houses of those Muslims who do not present themselves for the Islamic prayers. Besides the temporal punishment, Allah decrees excruciating torment in the next world for the Muslims who neglect their prayers.
Indeed Prayer, Recitation (of QurÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢an), and Ablution/Bath are ritualistically connected in Islam.
In fact it is compulsory to do ablution before offering a prayer by the true believers. Sahih Muslim (2.0435) writes that Allah will not accept any prayers without ablution. The rules on Islamic ablution are also quite elaborate; sometimes it might be queer, and mindÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“boggling. A devotee will wash with water his/her hands, face, feet; pour water inside nostrils, then gush it out, gurgle water and pass wet hands around his/her neck to complete the ritual of ablution. There are strict rules on the number of times each limb should be washed, and how many times water is to be gurgled.
The ablution is not just a cleansing processÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Âfor the body per se, for as matter of fact, even after ablution plenty of dirt and pollution remains in the body, but the meaning of the ritual is to expunged the accumulated sins. In reality, a Muslim can commit any number of sins, but by performing ablution all the acquired sins committed prior to ablution will be expiated. So this ablution is not different from the Catholic confession. Sahih Muslim (2.0476) writes that if you perform ablution all sins will come out of your body and even from your nails. To entice the Muslims to the complete surrender to this endless daily ritual, Sahih Bukhari (1.4.161) writes that if a Muslim performs perfect ablution Allah forgives his sins committed between two prayers.
Indeed itÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s vital that a Muslim pray with profound feelings. Here are a few salient features of Islamic prayer:
Ghazali (p.1.145) writes that when you stand for prayer your head should perspire, your limbs should tremble and your face should change.
Reciting the Qur’an before and after the prayer earns special brownie points.
So, what is so special about the Qur’an recitation in each prayer session?
The important point is that to earn a maximum score, the Qur’an recitar must weep during recitation. Ghazali (p.2.176) writes that the true believers weep when they recite the QurÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢an, and if they cannot weep then they must pretend to do so (ibid, p.1.213).
As a rule a prayer is a grope exercise and should be done in a mosque.
A prayer is made up of a sequence of units called bowings (rak’as). During each of these units, the worshiper stands, bows, kneels, and prostrates while reciting verses from the Qur’an as well as other prayer formulas. With some variations among different Muslim sects, at noon, afternoon, and evening prayers, these units are repeated four times, while during the sunset prayer they are repeated three times, and at dawn only twice. The opening chapter of the Qur’an, al-Fatiha, is repeated in each unit in a prayer sequence. Each prayer concludes with the recitation of the profession of faith followed by the greeting “may the peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you.”
Evidently the prayer is the glue that holds the grope together by its conditioning and the instilling of fear as each will be watching the other as to the attendance and correct practice of the ritual.
Ultimately the aim with such an elaborate prayer ritual is ingenuous. Indeed it compels the believers to act in unison as a unit and conditioned them to depend on each other without consideration or concern for any external creeds or philosophy. And to miss a prayer session by any one of their numbers will be noticed and he would be admonished for not following the proper Islamic percepts. And above all fear is instilled in to the believer if he does not partake in prayer and he will end up in hell for certain. In this way an Islamic believer is coached to act in the name of Allah like a robot and follow the heard.
Islamic Eating and Drinking
Eating is a chore in Islam. Islamic eating is not as simple as sitting on a dining chair and eating with the aid of a table, as most of us wish to do. Indeed in Islam, eating by food decked on a dining table is discouraged. Muhammad never ate sitting by a dining table. Devout Muslims eat sitting on floor, and with their hands, making sure the plate of food is resting on the floor.
The first important rule for Islamic dining is that you must eat with your own hand, or in case you have no hand, let someone feed you with his or her hand.
The second important rule is that you must eat with your right hand or let someone feed you with his or her right hand.
The third important rule is that, having eaten your food; you must lick your fingers.
The fourth important rule is that having licked your finger (or having someone licked for you), you must lick the dish, either by holding the dish near your mouth or by bending your mouth to the dish. Here are the reasons why you must lick the food bowl.
After eating licks the bowl; the bowl will seek forgiveness for youÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦ (Sunaan ibn Majah, 4.3271)
After eating licks the dish; the dish will ask Allah for your forgivenessÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦ (Sunaan Tirmidhi, 1121)
A hadis in Sahih Muslim (23.5029, 2030) says that when you drink, you must drink in three gulps.
In fact the Prophet had a clear concept when he laid the ground rules for eating. This act of eating will forcefully equalise the diners and extend to them a feeling of unity, humility and comradeship while extending the pleasure of enjoying and partaking in a meal and by being inclusive within the group. And in doing so a bond and a brotherhood is formed and lesser internal strife. Indeed discussions and consultations come easy in such an atmosphere and action will be done with consensus. Indeed united they can act as a groupe or a heard and in battle look after each otherÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s welfare.
Women and Islam
ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ waged major wars to extend their borders. And the Prophet was at the forefront of such wars. For Islam by its very nature is an imperialistic religion. As such wars brought not only destruction and devastation to the enemy but depleted their own rank and file of males.
As per Islamic law, when an enemy is defeated, the women and children are MEANT TO BE enslaved (in other words, it is not an option, it is an injunction). The women become the sexual property of their Muslim owners. There are literally over 50 hadith that describe this. I will provide 2 examples:
Abu Dawud vol.2 no.2150 p.577
Abu SaiÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢d al-Khudri said: The Apostle of Allah (May peace be upon him) sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (May peace be upon him) were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the QurÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢anic verse: (Sura 4:24) “And all married women (are forbidden) unto you except those captives whom your right hands possess.” That is to say, captive women are lawful for them when they complete their menstrual period. (1479)”
[Note: It seems that the Muslim soldiers were reluctant to rape the women prisoners in front of their husbands. But Mohammed had no such compunction. He said Allah has made it completely lawful to have sex with captives as long as they are not in their menstrual period!]
Sahih Bukhari Volume 5, Book 59, Number 459:
Narrated Ibn Muhairiz: Abu Said said, “We went out with Allah’s Apostle for the Ghazwa of Banu Al-Mustaliq and we received captives from among the Arab captives and we desired women and celibacy became hard on us and we loved to do coitus interruptus. So when we intended to do coitus interrupt us, we said, ‘How can we do coitus interruptus before asking Allah’s Apostle who is present among us?” We asked (him) about it and he said, ‘It is better for you not to do so, for if any soul (till the Day of Resurrection) is predestined to exist, it will exist.”
[Note: The Muslims were raping the women using coitus interruptus, to avoid impregnating them. This is because impregnated women fetch less money when sold in the slave market. Mohammed said, “just rape them the normal way, and donÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢t bother to do coitus interruptus because if a child is destined to be born, he willÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â!!]
And the model person to fundamentalist Muslims is a man who freely ordered his soldiers to rape women captives in front of their husbands! A man who himself raped women captives (Safiyah, for instance) the day he himself had murdered her husband and father in war!
Muslims will tell you a Muslim man can have up to four wives at a time, based on Sura 4:3. Strictly speaking that is not the complete truth, as a Muslim can also have unlimited concubines and can have sex with “women their right hands possess”. (Sura 23:5-6; 33:50,52; 4:24; Sura 70:29-30).
Wives of Mohammed
Scholars and Hadiths are not entirely agreed as to the number of wives Mohammed had. Mohammed married 15 women and consummated his marriages with 13. (Accoding to al-Tabari vol.9 p.126-127). I would not go deep into this question as anyone wishing for information concerning his association with women could be found on the Internet. But this point should be pointed out. In the medieval Arab society infanticide was often practised of the baby girls. This Prophet put an end to and for an important reason as I will show in the further outlining of this article.
Impact of the Religion of peace to the modern society.
Basing on the rituals of prayer, absolution, eating habits and its attitude towards women, the true aim of the prophet of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ is inescapable.
The prophet disciplined the believers by doing the standard things ritualistically; condition his followers do his bidding without reservation. , unified them so they acted in unison, and instilled fear of Allah into them. Ultimately he released them on the unbelievers, heathen and idol worshipers with terrifying consequences as explained earlier. The resulting wars of aggression by the Muslim hordes went on unabated for one and a half centuries. Indeed for his imperialistic wars he needed man power and women became production machines to refurbish the resulting depletion of human Roberts. In fact the Islamic wars of aggression had a momentum of its own. Hence all women including slaves should be exploited reproduce for the future wars of expansion. As soon as they had reasonable man power these fanatics fell on the unbelievers and destroyed whole nations of peaceful Buddhist, animist and heathens. Luckily there was a division within their ranks (Sunni and Shea) and in time the rise of the Mongols hordes or the world would have been an unliveable place.
In modern times with the fall of the Catholic Church (that other imbecilic ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œJudo Christian sect) and coming of reformation and enlightenment, the world finally returned to sanity and to a semblance of normalcy.
Simply said, these Judeo Christian sects who have emerged from the desert are in a quandary today. They are being challenged by the informed secular world. In fact knowledge is asthma to all Judeo Christian sects. Radio, TV, Internet, web sites giving all shades of opinions which are relayed instantly to the world at large, threatens the very foundations of Judeo Christian ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œGod loves me and I love GodÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ perception. All wars as rule were fought in the name of one or other Judeo Christian God.
So how does all this apply to the current Islamic status quo?
At this moment of history nations of the world are organised. Thus each nation knows its place in the sun. Islamic nations had no alternative but to agree to a charter of nations (UN) which specifies each nationÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s borders and geography. To break an UN mandate and cross borders in the name of Allah or any other God would galvanise the global society to react in unison against any aggressor. What is more, the secure world has weapons of mass destruction and annihilation capabilities which they will unleash on the believers of the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œreligion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ if they do not keep the peace.
The practical consequences of all what I have said above, is evident by whatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s taking place in the Middle East as we speak,
When Mubarak took power 30 years ago there were just 20 million Egyptians but within the 30 years period that he held on to power, Egypt has become a nation of 80 million. In the good all days with 80 million inhabitants and no resources to feed them, the only alternative was a Holy crusade against innocent unbelievers, such as Buddhist Hindus or Heathens. Whereas Buddhists controlled their population as no one would join a war in the name of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe BuddhaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢; while such nations owning ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œa religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ went on to reproduce.
Indeed such nations abiding by the Judo Christian attitude needed man power for their wars of aggression. So reproduction was part of the Islamic and Catholic Church policy. For the same reason these Islamic masses were kept ignorant, destitute, huger ridden and conditioned, by being made to follow the 5 pillars or a ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œholyÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ Bible. In such a manner these ignorant masses were kept under control till the next holy war was unleashed on the unbelievers.
Presently nations acting in the name of God have come up against a brick wall. Any nations that try to pounce upon a member nation of the U N in the name of God or Allah would be dealt with summarily by the UN body of nations. And the leaders of Islamic nations know its consequences. Indeed external aggression by holy warriors will be met head on by the secular powers.
So whatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s the fate of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œBible totingÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ nations enduring the Malthusian principal?
China recognised this and corrected its policy by lying down that one family has the right for one child only, and ended up as a world power as a result. This cannot be copied by nations following ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œA religion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ as I explained! At the same time population growth does not allow economic emancipation to them. The lack of living space and the geometrically escalating numbers to feed and confined and locked in boarders, predicts a dismal future to such nations. Indeed contained and constrained by borders and obstructed from waging a holy war on the unbelievers, these Islamic nations find the situation untenable. So whatÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢s fate for Islamic nations with rising populations and owning aggressive imperialistic religion: they are bound to implode?
Indeed nations owing a ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œreligion of peaceÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ are coerced to be peaceful! And if they do not control their surging population the ultimate outcome is, implosion.
With population growing by leaps and bounds, and lacking of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œlebensraumÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ or resources, such nations will be in a permanent state of upheaval, internal strife civil war and finally disintergration. For contained and constricted borders arrest them from going on wars of aggression against unbelievers, which leaves them no option but to fall on each other like caged animals.
In this case we have to apply that good old Darwinian principle of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œsurvival of the fittestÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ but with singular correction, ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œsurvival of the fittestÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ within the given borders.
The world should await more implosions in the Muslim worldÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ in the near future as self preservation and survival is threatened by unrestrained population surge according to the ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œsurvival of the fittestÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ principle.
Indeed in order aim at a harmonious world order in the future, two principals should be imposed by the UN if to avoid bloodyconflicts.
Should get rid of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œGodÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ and ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œAllahÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢ mindset from such nations. And a policy of one family one child imposed without exception.
Or else, the world will rapidly descend into a Judeo Christian hell hole!!!
Author of ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¹Ã…â€œThe Origin of Species According to the BuddhaÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¾Ã‚Â¢