World War II: No Independence for Muslims

Much of the world was enslaved and occupied by foreign slave masters until before World War II. End of World War II brought independence to many lands and peoples of the world, including India, but not the Muslims. Muslims had to wait for decades to breathe the air of freedom in their own lands.

Many of the Muslims are fighting for their most basic human and political rights even today. The Islamic uprisings sweeping parts of the Muslim world are an attempt by Muslims to win their independence – over 65 years to the end of World War II, when everyone else got their independence.[...]

"Islam is the most simple and straightforward thing there is. How can it be otherwise when it is a system designed by the maker and master of the universe to help guide human life on earth?

In real life situations, Islam comes down to every one of us doing their duty at any given time and in any given situation. There is nothing more to it than that.

And in most cases, and in most situations, it is crystal clear for most normal and healthy people what it is that they need to do.

Now read the Hadith Sharif: Al-Halalu Bayyinun, Wal Haramu Bayyinun." (Dr. Pasha)

Miracles We Missed

Musa (Alaihis Salam) parted the sea: you and I missed it, because we were not there.

Jesus (Alaihis Salam) raised the dead: you and I missed it, because we were not there.

Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) split the moon: you and I missed it, because we were not there.

We missed all those great miracles, and fun events in history, because Allah decided not to involve us in them. [...]

"These are the days of the Internet. We live in a world without borders.

And we live in a world with limitless potential and possibilities.

In such a world, how is it possible for us as human beings just to stand around and watch all the wonderful things happening in the world and not burst out into spontaneous cheers and applause?

In the same way, how is it possible for us to watch all the terrible things happening right in front of our eyes on television or the worldwide web and not cry and condemn?

And how is it possible, for Muslims in particular, to have the limitless potential of the Internet at their disposal and yet make no all-out effort to reach every home and heart in our world with the most beautiful message of Islam?" (Dr. Pasha)

That is Islam!

I mean, often, doing a lot of what we do, over and over and over.

And trying to do it better each time.

Take Kalimah Tayyibah for example. It is the same Laa Ilaaha Illa Allah forever.

All 'Aqeedah -- Islamic creed as some people may call it -- is encrypted and compressed inside it.

Seemingly, just four words. No more.

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“All of us must always bear in mind that if our work of wanting to take the Qur'an to every home and heart has any merit at all, two things will happen.

A) It will draw test after test from Allah, to which Allah will subject us, to find out who among us is telling the truth, when we claim to love Allah and serve his creation, and who is not.

That is directly from the Qur'an.

B) At the same time, it will also draw attack after attack from Shaitan -- the Devil -- who will leave no stone unturned to divide and distract us, and to arrest our progress, and dissipate and waste our resources and energies.

Among the most serious threats facing this work will be internal dissension, disharmony and division.

Nothing weakens or destroys Islam and Muslims at any given place or time as Muslims themselves working from within to destroy and weaken them.

And that is from the Qur'an and the Hadith.

Therefore, every time we see Islam and Muslims in peril, we can rest assured that more often than not it is a situation created from those inside.

That means as often as not it is an inside job.

Sometimes, danger comes in the form of naivete on the part of some; and sometimes it exists as outright charlatanism on the part of some others.

And some other times, some other people simply sell out to the enemy, whoever that maybe.

Egypt’s military is at it again: finding new ways to crush the People of Egypt under its boots.

The military first stole power from the People of Egypt in 1952. It then set about methodically destroying Egypt, brick by brick, killing some of the best and brightest of its sons and torturing and disenfranchising others.

And by bringing a once-mighty-and-proud nation to the brink of social, military, political and economic ruin.

And then all of a sudden it was 2011. And Egyptians of all stripes came together to force Mubarak, an air force general, to relinquish power after a most brutal dictatorship of 30 long years.

This unexpected outcome was heralded as a revolution. And in many ways it was.

But the irony was that General Mubarak was replaced by General Tantawi – no, make it Field Marshal Tantawi – once again, as the absolute master of the destiny of the Egyptian people.

And who is this Tantawi who holds a military title, Field Marshal, that no other officer in the whole world does? He was Mubarak’s most loyal and devoted defense minister for 20 out of 30 years of Mubarak’s despotic, corrupt and brutal rule. [...]

This A’ashura 2011, this month of Muharram 1433, this time thinking of the land of Karbala, I have a question.

What did American Revolutionary Patrick Henry and Islamic Revolutionary Husain have in common?

Love of Liberty! That is what!

And then I have another question.

What did America of the 18th Century and Karbala-Iraq of 7th Century have in common?

A shared struggle for Liberty and a determined revolt against Tyranny.

Henry cried: “Give me liberty or give me death!”

Husain embodied that message and paid the ultimate price for it – his life.

Henry said: “Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!”

I just cannot shake off those words: “Forbid it, Almighty God!”

They haunt me wherever I go.

Henry went on: “I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

Husain chose death over slavery and bondage.

“Live free or die!” is the official motto of the American state of New Hampshire.

Husain decided to die free. [...]

There is still a strong possibility that Egypt’s Ruling Generals, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) as they call themselves, and their Colonial paymasters will find a way to scuttle the Egyptian Revolution by rounding up the “Usual Suspects.”

Should they decide to do that, they will select from a litany of lies available to them to explain and justify their traitorous misdeeds.

Otherwise, how does anyone with half a brain explain the fact that SCAF wants to wield a Veto Power on nationally elected civilian government?

In any civilized society that would be reason for arresting and trying those military officers for high treason. But in post-Mubarak Egypt, run by Mubarak’s most loyal Defense Minister of 20 years, it is business as usual.

Evidently, that is a cheap lesson SCAF learned from the Manual the Turkish Military seems to have successfully used for nearly a century to subjugate the Turkish People to one of the worst tyrannies in modern history.

But that depends on how the Generals in Egypt read the public mind, whether or not the Egyptian People will roll over and play dead – like they did for nearly 100 years.

But, evidently, the Generals seem to sense – and their Colonial Masters no doubt advised them to that effect – the Gini of a Free Egyptian People is not likely to be corralled back into the Bottle any time soon. [...]

Woman: Root of All Evil?

Time was, in the Sixth Century AD, when women everywhere were male property and plaything.

Kings and commoners alike despised and abused women in every way they could.

Religion and religious leaders often treated women worse. They denied women were even people or they had a soul.

They went about saying it was woman who got man kicked out of Paradise, where God Almighty had put both man and woman when he first created them.

They called woman Gateway to Hell.

They called woman the Instrument of the Devil.

Religion and religious leaders more or less blamed woman for all of man’s troubles on earth.

And there were those in this world who did something about it.

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