Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Story of St. Valentine and Valentine's Day

pardon me the afsana of st. valentine, some of it is made up, but this is round about the story. And it dates back to the time before Our Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH). So St. Valentine should be respected. But today's valentine day that the evils celebrate has nothing to do with the real story.
"The story of Valentine's Day begins in the third century with an oppressive Roman emperor and a humble Christian Martyr. The emperor was Claudius II. The Christian was Valentinus.
Claudius had ordered all Romans to worship twelve gods, and had made it a crime punishable by death to associate with Christians. But Valentinus was dedicated to the ideals of Christ; not even the threat of death could keep him from practicing his beliefs. He was arrested and imprisoned.
According to one legend, Claudius II had prohibited marriage for young men, claiming that bachelors made better soldiers. Valentine continued to secretly perform marriage ceremonies but was eventually apprehended by the Romans and put to death.
During the last weeks of Valentinus's life a remarkable thing happened. Seeing that he was a man of learning, the jailer asked whether his daughter, Julia, might be brought to Valentinus for lessons. She had been blind since birth. Julia was a pretty young girl with a quick mind. Valentinus read stories of Rome's history to her. He described the world of nature to her. He taught her arithmetic and told her about God. She saw the world through his eyes, trusted his wisdom, and found comfort in his quiet strength.
"Valentinus, does God really hear our prayers?" Julia asked one day.
"Yes, my child, He hears each one."
"Do you know what I pray for every morning and every night? I pray that I might see. I want so much to see everything you've told me about!"
"God does what is best for us if we will only believe in Him," Valentinus said.
"Oh, Valentinus, I do believe! I do!" She knelt and grasped his hand.
They sat quietly together, each praying. Suddenly Julia screamed, "Valentinus, I can see! I can see!"
"Praise be to God!" Valentinus exclaimed, and he knelt in prayer.
On the eve of his death Valentinus wrote a last note to Julia, urging her to stay close to God. He signed it, "From your Valentine." His sentence was carried out the next day, February 14, 270 A.D., near a gate that was later named Porta Valentini in his memory. He was buried at what is now the Church of Praxedes in Rome. It is said that Julia planted a pink-blossomed almond tree near his grave. Today, the almond tree remains a symbol of abiding love and friendship. On each February 14, Saint Valentine's Day, messages of affection, love, and devotion are exchanged around the world."

Monday, January 26, 2015

Facebook is Down

For some reason, facebook is down at the moment. Good to know! :P

Saturday, January 24, 2015

About Charlie Hebdo Incident - The Conspiracy

There is a vast majority of people who think that ISIS is working for Israel. Instead of their claim of being a Muslim group. And there is quite a ground for that. And Charlie Hebdo incident was engineered by Mossad.

France is not a very friendly country for Muslims. Women can't have veils. So, it is kind of tough for Muslims to follow their religion. But after all this, France was about to accept Palestine as a state when this happened, while Israel is trying hard to prove that Palestine never existed.

About the offense that happened against Muslims' holiest person is not new (Though we as Muslims condemn that and those who did that deserve to die - in my personal opinion and I don't really care about them). I don't know you remember or not, but this offense has happened before, when denmark, france all supported that offense (norway apologized) and nothing happened against any of them.

But this time when France was about to do a favor to Muslims after all, they did the same offense again and this time a bunch of Muslims attacked.

Does that make sense? Why now? why not before? The way I see it, this was planned by both parties. The people who insulted Muslims clearly hated Muslims and wanted to criminalize Muslims further while Israel is a long-term enemy of Muslims already.

If we see around, the people who benefit from all this drama were not Muslims. Not in the long shot!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

To Imran Khan and Pakistan - My Congratulations

Heard today that Imran Khan has got married. Good for him and whole of Pakistan.

Good for him because he has married after all. So he has built himself quite an empire and now he has a lady too.

And good for Pakistan because I'm quite positive that the number of dharnas would reduce after this. Or atleast, young women who kind of had a dream of marrying him would refrain from attending because their dream has already broken. These ladies and the boys who followed those girls into the dharnas also gave a fake impression to imran khan that he is very popular :D

So, I hope this would give a bit of rest to Pakistani people. at last!

Ok, pardon me for celebrating my freedom of speech, in politics we all have and should have an opinion or our own. I'm sure there's nothing wrong with that.

Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul AZIZ Remarks on Celebrating Prophet's (PBUH) Birthday

The news about Grand Mufti Sahab deciding on the celebrating birthday of Prophet (PBUH) that it is "haram" is quite widespread these days.
But this is exaggeration, though I wanted to write a whole essay on this one, but couldn't for some reason but here are the most important points.
"Prophet's birthday celebration sinful"
here, the word "sinful" is added by the editor and these are not words of Mufti sahab.
"saying that it is a superstitious practice that was illegally added to the religion."
This is something new, Celebration of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is not part of Islam for most of the sects out there. There is a certain small group of people who consider it a "part" of Islam. For most of the Sunnis and Shias out there, this is an emotional celebration not a religious one, just like independence day, father's day, mother's day but a bit more important than that one. Because we tend to love Prophet (PBUH) of ALLAH more than these worldly things.
“It is a bida (a sinful religious innovation) that crept into Islam after the first three centuries when the companions and successors of the companions lived.”
the part "sinful religious innovation" is added by the news editors or writers themselves (as you can see it's enclosed in brackets) because "bida" being "sinful" is controversial in itself. And there are proofs from Qur'anic verses that prove that "bida" is not always "sinful"
So I hope you understand that part of news a bit more clearly and understand the evil people who are busy spreading the hatred.

Friday, January 2, 2015

on Loonwatch, a good article

A bit of extract from article that I'm reading on Loonwatch
But what about the role of religious education? Are these horrible atrocities happening because young Muslims read and study the Qu’ran?
In fact young Muslims tend to have a limited background in Islam making them more vulnerable to extreme interpretations says Sageman in a lecture on terrorism.
please give it a read: http://www.loonwatch.com/2014/11/what-draws-youth-to-political-violence/