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Bartholomew Uchenna Anaduaka INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon on April 21, 2014 at 1:13 am in Headlines By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yeste Read more ...
rday, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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Lawal Abiodun Yusau Monday, April 21st, 2014 Girls’ abduction my worst moment, says governorBy Yusuf Alli, Abuja and Bodunrin Kayode. On Apr 21st, 2014 at 01:27 Filed under: Featured, News Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima spok Read more ...
e yesterday of his agony over the abduction of more than 100 girls at the Government Secondary School, Chibok. The last one week has been his worst in life and as a governor, he said. Of the 129 girls believed to have been abducted by Boko Haram, 52 have returned to the school. The governor said the search for 77 others was still on. According to him, both Christian and Muslim students of the college, including the Ameerah (female president) of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), were abducted. Shettima said he had not met with the distraught parents of the abducted girls so as not to interrupt ongoing security operations in Chibok and in the forest. The governor, in his Easter message, urged the people to remain united in grief. The message was released through his spokesman, Mallam Isa Umar Gusau. Shettima said: “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. “This means 77 students are yet to be found. I once again call on parents and guardians, like we have been doing, to return any student that might have run home on the day of that attack, so that we can take records to ascertain our missing students. “So much is being done by rescue teams; there is a very high commitment on the part of the Federal, state and Chibok local government authorities in working for the freedom of these innocent daughters of ours that are future leaders and mothers of future leaders.” The governor said the last one week had been his worst days either in life or as a governor. He added: “I have seen very serious moments since I became the governor of Borno State in 2011 at a period of insurgent crisis. I have seen many innocent lives lost for no reason and I mourn every life lost with empathy and high sense of responsibility. “But the last one week has been my worst days as a governor and even the worst in my life. I am troubled as a father, as a leader and as a politician. “First, as a father, any time my young daughter comes around me in the last one week at the Government House, my heart beats very fast, my heart becomes so heavy and I develop serious headache because when I look into the eyes of my young daughter, I wonder how the parents of these our students feel when faced with the harsh reality that their loving daughters are either in the hands of abductors in fear and desperation for freedom or wondering somewhere looking for safety while parents do not know the status of their children. “I took a sympathetic note of one particular parent who reportedly said he preferred seeing his daughter’s body than the trauma of having her abducted. It is my very strong hope that all the students will come out of abduction safely. “But as a father to a girl-child, I know exactly what is currently troubling the minds of parents and relations who are yet to see their children. I am deeply pained and I very much share the agony of parents. “More than everyone, as the leader, in whose area of governance this unfortunate incident took place, I am very anxious to have our daughters freed because I know very well that the most important obligation of any government, be it at the Federal, state or local government level, is to ensure the safety and welfare of its good citizens. “Every good citizen deserves safety as a fundamental human need and right under a democratic system of governance. On why he had not met with the parents, Shettima said: “As a leader and politician, I am also troubled that I have not had the important opportunity to meet the anguished parents of these girls in Chibok because I have, on a number of instances, been advised to hold back the trip in order not to interrupt security operations as well as search and rescue efforts which are our topmost priority,especially now. “I am very much aware that Chibok is one of our communities with high population of our Christian parents, brothers and sisters. It is, therefore, easy for unpatriotic and divisive elements to make issues out of the delayed visit for whatever motive that will be unhelpful. As a leader,I have always believed and displayed fairness to all citizens, regardless of ethno-religious backgrounds. “I hold that the Borno State Government has a responsibility towards every citizen of the state, young or old, irrespective of religion, ethnic group or place of origin. I very much share the grief of parents and the entire people of Chibok.
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Mouthpiece INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon April 21, 2014 By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday, lamented that the countr Read more ...
y had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments. Vanguard
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Q. Who gave the Qur’an this name? A. "The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Baqarah 2:185] "Do they not then consider the Qur’aan carefully . . .?" [al-Nisaa’ 4:82] "So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it Read more ...
, and be silent that you may receive mercy . . ." [al-A ‘raaf 7:204] "Verily, Allaah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that their shall be Paradise. They fight in Allaah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Tawbah 9:111] "And this Qur’aan is not such as could ever be produced by other than Alaah, but it is a confirmation of (the revelation) which was before it, and a full explanation of the Book wherein there is no doubt from the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)" [Yunus 10:37] "Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’aan in order that you might understand" [Yusuf 12:2] "We relate unto you [Muhammad] the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Qur’aan. And before this, you were among those who knew nothing about it (the Qur’aan)." [Yusuf 12:3] "And indeed, We have bestowed upon you seven of al-Mathaani (the seven repeatedly recited verses, i.e. Soorat al-Faatihah) and the Grand Qur’aan." [al-Hijr 15:87] "So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan, the outcast (the cursed one)." [al-Nahl 16:98] "Verily, this Qur’aan guides to that which is most just . . ." [al-Israa’ 17:9] "And We send down from the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe, and it increases the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) nothing but loss." [al-Israa’ 17:82] "Say: ‘If mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’aan, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.’" [al-Israa’ 17:88] "And (it is) a Qur’aan which We have divided )into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages." [al-Israa’ 17:106] "We have not sent down the Qur’aan unto you [O Muhammad] to cause you distress" [Ta-Ha 20:2] "Then High above all be Allaah, the True King. And be not in haste (O Muhammad) with the Qur’aan before its revelation is completed to you, and say: ‘My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.’" [Ta-Ha 20:114] "Ta-Seen [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’aan, and none but Allaah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Qur’aan, and (it is) a Book (that makes things) clear" [al-Naml 27:1] "And verily, you (O Muhammad) are receiving the Qur’aan from the One, All-Wise, All-Knowing." [al-Naml 27:6] "Verily, He Who has given you (O Muhammad) the Qur’aan will surely bring you back to the Ma’aad (place of return, either to Makkah or to Pradise after your death) . . ." [al-Qasas 28:85] "By the Qur’aan, full of wisdom" [Yaa-Seen 36:2] "And indeed, We have made the Qur’aan easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?" [al-Qamar 54:40] "That (this) is indeed an honourable recital (the Noble Qur’aan)." [al-Waaqi’ah 56:77] "Had We sent down this Qur’aan on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah . . ." [al-Hashr 59:21] "or a little more; and recite the Qur’aan (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style." [al-Muzzammil 73:4] "Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’aan" [al-Burooj 85:21] Can there be any doubt after reading all these aayaat that it is Allaah - and not Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) or anyone else - Who has given the name "Qur’aan" to the Book which He revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? In Arabic, the word "Qur’an" comes from the word meaning al-qar’, which means "gathering" and "putting things together." It is so called because it is a collection of all the siwar (plural of surah). It was also suggested that it is so called because it combines the fruits of the previously-revealed books, or because it combines all kinds of knowledge. (See al-Itqaan by al-Suyooti, 1/162-163). Finally, we advise you to check what you read so that you do not get confused by unreliable sources in books and magazines that may cause you to doubt the truth. May Allaah bless you and us with beneficial knowledge and help us to perform righteous deeds.
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Democrats Movement INSECURITY: It's Civil War - Gowon By Vanguard, 21 Apr 2014 06:17 AM By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS-General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday, lamented tha Read more ...
t the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday's formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the ious Page FG's N151bn debt threatens fuel importation- marketers APC postpones congresses over security meeting with President When will the drum beats of revolution start in Nigeria?
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Okey Goodluck Nwankwo INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon on april 21, 2014 at 1:13 am in headlines By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday Read more ...
, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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Dawah: Invite People to way of Allah Qur'an and Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible?(part 2) Astronomy (I) CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE: 'THE BIG BANG' The creation of the universe is explained by astrophysicists in a widely accepted phenomenon, popularly known as the 'Big Bang'. Read more ...
It is supported by observational and experimental data gathered by astronomers and astrophysicists for decades. According to the 'Big Bang', the whole universe was initially one big mass (Primary Nebula). Then there was a 'Big Bang' (Secondary Separation) which resulted in the formation of Galaxies. These then divided to form stars, planets, the sun, the moon, etc. The origin of the universe was unique and the probability of it occurring by 'chance' is zero. The Qur'an contains the following verse, regarding the origin of the universe: "Do not the Unbelievers see That the heavens and the earth Were joined together (as one Unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder?" [Al-Qur'an 21:30] The striking congruence between the Qur'anic verse and the 'Big Bang' is inescapable! How could a book, which first appeared in the deserts of Arabia 1400 years ago, contain this profound scientific truth? (II) THERE WAS AN INITIAL GASEOUS MASS BEFORE THE CREATION OF GALAXIES Scientists say that before the galaxies in the universe were formed, celestial matter was initially in the form of gaseous matter. In short, huge gaseous matter or clouds were present before the formation of the galaxies. To describe initial celestial matter, the word 'smoke' is more appropriate than gas. The following Qur'anic verse refers to this state of the universe by the word dhukhan which means smoke: "Moreover, He Comprehended In His design the sky, And it had been (as) smoke: He said to it And to the earth: 'Come ye together, Willingly or unwillingly.' They said: 'We do come (Together), in willing obedience.' " [Al-Qur'an 41:11] Again, this fact is a corollary to the 'Big Bang' and was not known to the Arabs during the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). What then, could have been the source of this knowledge? (III) THE SPHERICAL SHAPE OF THE EARTH In early times, people believed that the earth is flat. For centuries, men were afraid to venture out too far, lest they should fall off the edge. Sir Francis Drake was the first person who proved that the earth is spherical when he sailed around it in 1597. Consider the following Qur'anic verse regarding the alternation of day and night: "Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day And He merges Day into Night?" [Al-Qur'an 31:29] Merging here means that the night slowly and gradually changes to day and vice versa. This phenomenon can only take place if the earth is spherical. If the earth was flat, there would have been a sudden change from night to day and from day to night. The following verse also alludes to the spherical shape of the earth: "He created the heavens And the earth In true (proportions): He makes the Night Overlap the Day, and the Day Overlap the Night." [Al-Qur'an 39:5] The Arabic word used here is Kawwara meaning 'to overlap' or 'to coil'– the way a turban is wound around the head. The overlapping or coiling of the day and night can only take place if the earth is spherical. The earth is not exactly round like a ball, but geo-spherical i.e. it is flattened at the poles. The following verse contains a description of the earth's shape: "And the earth, moreover, Hath He made egg shaped." [Al-Qur'an 79:30] [The Arabic word dahaha has been translated by A. Yusuf Ali as "vast expanse", which also is correct. The word dahaha also means an ostrich-egg.] The Arabic word for egg here is dahaha, which means an ostrich-egg. The shape of an ostrich-egg resembles the geo-spherical shape of the earth. Thus the Qur'an correctly describes the shape of the earth, though the prevalent notion when the Qur'an was revealed was that the earth is flat. (IV) THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IF REFLECTED LIGHT It was believed by earlier civilizations that the moon emanates its own light. Science now tells us that the light of the moon is reflected light. However this fact was mentioned in the Qur'an 1,400 years ago in the following verse: "Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies, And placed therein a Lamp And a Moon giving light." [Al-Qur'an 25:61] The Arabic word for the sun in the Qur'an, is shams. It is referred to as siraj, which means a 'torch' or as wahhaj which means 'a blazing lamp' or as diya which means 'shining glory'. All three descriptions are appropriate to the sun, since it generates intense heat and light by its internal combustion. The Arabic word for the moon is qamar and it is described in the Qur'an as munir, which is a body that gives nur i.e. light. Again, the Qur'anic description matches perfectly with the true nature of the moon, which does not give off light itself and is an inert body that reflects the light of the sun. Not once in the Qur'an, is the moon mentioned as siraj, wahhaj or diya or the sun as nur or munir. This implies that the Qur'an recognizes the difference between the nature of sunlight and moonlight. Consider the following verses related to the nature of light from the sun and the moon: "It is He who made the sun To be a shining glory And the moon to be a light (of beauty)." [Al-Qur'an 10:5] "See ye not How Allah has created The seven heavens One above another, And made the moon A light in their midst, and made the sun As a (Glorious) Lamp?" [Al-Qur'an 71:15-16] (V) THE SUN ROTATES For a long time European philosophers and scientists believed that the earth stood still in the center of the universe and every other body including the sun moved around it. In the West, this geocentric concept of the universe was prevalent right from the time of Ptolemy in the second century BC. In 1512, Nicholas Copernicus put forward his Heliocentric Theory of Planetary Motion, which asserted that the sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system with the planets revolving around it. In 1609, the German scientist Yohannus Keppler published the 'Astronomia Nova'. In this he concluded that not only do the planets move in elliptical orbits around the sun, they also rotate upon their axes at irregular speeds. With this knowledge it became possible for European scientists to explain correctly many of the mechanisms of the solar system including the sequence of night and day. After these discoveries, it was thought that the Sun was stationary and did not rotate about its axis like the Earth. I remember having studied this fallacy from Geography books during my school days. Consider the following Qur'anic verse: "It is He Who created The Night and the Day, And the sun and the moon: All (the celestial bodies) Swim along, each in its Rounded course." [Al-Qur'an 21:33] The Arabic word used in the above verse is yasbahun . The word yasbahun is derived from the word sabaha. It carries with it the idea of motion that comes from any moving body. If you use the word for a man on the ground, it would not mean that he is rolling but would mean he is walking or running. If you use the word for a man in water it would not mean that he is floating but would mean that he is swimming. Similarly, if you use the word yasbah for a celestial body such as the sun it would not mean that it is only flying through space but would mean that it is also rotating as it goes through space. Most of the school textbooks have incorporated the fact that the sun rotates about its axis. The rotation of the sun about its own axis can be proved with the help of an equipment that projects the image of the sun on the table top so that one can examine the image of the sun without being blinded. It is noticed that the sun has spots which complete a circular motion once every 25 days i.e. the sun takes approximately 25 days to rotate around its axis. In fact, the sun travels through space at roughly 150 miles per second, and takes about 200 million years to complete one revolution around the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. "It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along in (its own) orbit (according to Law)." [Al-Qur'an 36:40] This verse mentions an essential fact discovered by modern astronomy, i.e. the existence of the individual orbits of the Sun and the Moon, and their journey through space with their own motion. The 'fixed place' towards, which the sun travels, carrying with it the solar system, has been located exactly by modern astronomy. It has been given a name, the Solar Apex. The solar system is indeed moving in space towards a point situated in the constellation of Hercules (alpha Layer) whose exact location is firmly established. The moon rotates around its axis in the same duration that it takes to revolve around the earth. It takes approximately 29½ days to complete one rotation. One cannot help but be amazed at the scientific accuracy of the Qur'anic verses. Should we not ponder over the question: "What was the source of knowledge contained in the Qur'an?" (VI) THE SUN WILL EXTINGUISH AFTER A CERTAIN PERIOD The light of the sun is due to a chemical process on its surface that has been taking place continuously for the past five billion years. It will come to an end at some point of time in the future when the sun will be totally extinguished leading to extinction of all life on earth. Regarding the impermanence of the sun's existence the Qur'an says: "And the Sun Runs its course For a period determined For it; that is The decree of (Him) The exalted in Might, The All-Knowing." [Al-Qur'an 36:38] [A similar message is conveyed in the Qur'an in 13:2, 35:13, 39:5 and 39:21] The Arabic word used here is mustaqarr, which means a place or time that is determined. Thus the Qur'an says that the sun runs towards a determined place, and will do so only up to a pre-determined period of time – meaning that it will end or extinguish. (VII) THE PRESENCE OF INTERSTELLAR MATTER Space outside organized astronomical systems was earlier assumed to be a vacuum . Astrophysicists later discovered the presence of bridges of matter in this interstellar space. These bridges of matter are called plasma, and consist of completely ionized gas containing equal number of free electrons and positive ions. Plasma is sometimes called the fourth state of matter (besides the three known states viz. solid, liquid and gas). The Qur'an mentions the presence of this interstellar material in the following verse: "He Who created the heavens And the earth and all That is between." [Al-Qur'an 25:59] It would be ridiculous, for anybody to even suggest that the presence of interstellar galactic material was known 1400 years ago. (VIII) THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE In 1925, an American astronomer by the name of Edwin Hubble, provided observational evidence that all galaxies are receding from one another, which implies that the universe is expanding. The expansion of the universe is now an established scientific fact. This is what Al-Qur'an says regarding the nature of the universe: "With the power and skill did We construct the firmament: For it is We who create the vastness of Space." [Al-Qur'an 51:47] The Arabic word musi'un is correctly translated as 'expanding it', and it refers to the creation of the expanding vastness of the universe. Stephen Hawking, in his book, 'A Brief History of Time', says, "The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century." The Qur'an mentioned the expansion of the universe, before man even learnt to build a telescope! Some may say that the presence of astronomical facts in the Qur'an is not surprising since the Arabs were advanced in the field of astronomy. They are correct in acknowledging the advancement of the Arabs in the field of astronomy. However they fail to realize that the Qur'an was revealed centuries before the Arabs excelled in astronomy. Moreover many of the scientific facts mentioned above regarding astronomy, such as the origin of the universe with a Big Bang, were not known to the Arabs even at the peak of their scientific advancement. The scientific facts mentioned in the Qur'an are therefore not due to the Arabs' advancement in astronomy. Indeed, the reverse is true. The Arabs advanced in astronomy, because astronomy occupies a place in the Qur'an.
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Okey Goodluck Nwankwo INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon on april 21, 2014 at 1:13 am in headlines By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday Read more ...
, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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Okey Goodluck Nwankwo INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon on april 21, 2014 at 1:13 am in headlines By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday Read more ...
, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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Okey Goodluck Nwankwo INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon on april 21, 2014 at 1:13 am in headlines By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday Read more ...
, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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Okey Goodluck Nwankwo INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon on april 21, 2014 at 1:13 am in headlines By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday Read more ...
, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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Okey Goodluck Nwankwo INSECURITY: It’s civil war — Gowon on april 21, 2014 at 1:13 am in headlines By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday Read more ...
, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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Abstinence Remember the lord in retirement from the people and make prayer thy sleep, and hunger thy food. Kill not your hearts with excess of eating and drinking. Illumine your hearts with hunger, and strive to conquer yourself with hunger an Read more ...
d thirst; continue to knock on the gates of paradise by hunger. The world is sweet in the heart, and green to the eye; and verily God hath brought you, after those who went before you: then look to your action, and abstain from the world of wickedness. The nearest to me are the abstinent, whoever they are, wherever they are. A keeper of the fast, who doth not abandon lying and detraction, God careth not about his leaving off eating and drinking. A man once said to Muhammad, "O Messenger of God, permit me to become a Eunuch." He said, "That person is not of me who maketh another a eunuch, or becometh so himself; because the manner in which my followers become eunuchs is by fasting and abstinence." The man said permit me to retire from society, and to abandon the delights of the world." He said, "The retirement that becometh my followers is to live in the world and yet to sit in the corner of a mosque in expectation of prayers." A man while fasting must abstain from all bad expressions and must not even resent an injury. Torment not yourselves, lest God punish you. There is no monasticism in Islam. S'ad b. Abi Wakkas said: The apostle forbade Uthman b. Mazun from avoiding marriage: and if he had permitted that to him, we would have become eunuchs." The man I most emulate is a Muslim unencumbered; a man of small family, and little money, a performer of prayers and a perfect worshipper of God in private, one who is unknown, and hath enough to supply his wants, and when he dieth, he will leave few women to cry for him, and few legacies. Keep fast and eat also, stay awake at night and sleep also, for verily there is a duty on you to your body, not to labor overmuch, so that ye may not get ill and destroy yourselves; and verily there is a duty on you to your eyes, ye must sometimes sleep and give them rest; and verily there is a duty on you to your wife, and to your visitors and guests that come to see you; ye must talk to them; and nobody hath kept fast who fasted always; the fast of three days in every month is equal to constant fasting: then keep three days' fast in every month. Index Adultery When a man committeth adultery, Iman (Faith) leaveth him; but when he leaveth such evil ways, Iman wil return to him. The adultery of the eye is to look with desire on the wife of another; and the adultery of the tongue is to utter what is forbidden. Ye followers of Muhammad, I swear of God, there is not anything which God so abhors, as adultery. Every eye is an adulterer; and every woman perfumeth herself, and goeth to an assembly where men are, wishing to show herself to them, with a look of lasciviousness, is an adultress. Index Aged Persons To every young person who honors the old, on account of their age, may god apoint those who shall honor him in his years. Verily, to honor an old man is showing respect to God. Index Alms-giving The best of alms is that which the right hand giveth, and the left hand knoweth not of. The best of almsgiving is that which springeth from the heart, and is uttered by the lips to soften the wounds of the injured. Almsgiving is duty unto you. Alms should be taken from the rich and returned to the poor. There are seven people whom God will draw under His own shadow, on the day when there will be no other shadow; one of them a man who hath given alms and concealed it, so that his left hand knew not what his right hand did. Muhammad said, "It is indispensable for every Muslim to give alms." The companions asked, "But if he hath not anything to give?" He said, "If he hath nothing, he must do a work with his hand, by which to obtain something and benefit himself; and give alms with the remainder." They said, "But if he is not able to do that work, to benefit himself and give alms to others?" The Rasul (Muhammad) said, "Then he should assist the needy and the oppressed." They asked, "What if he is not able to assist the oppressed?" He said, "Then he should exhort people to do good." They asked, "And if he cannot?" He said, "Then let him withold himself from doing harm to people; for verily that is as alms and charity for him." The people of the Rasul's house killed a goat, and the Rasul enquired, "What remaineth of it?" Aishah said, "Nothing but its shoulder; for we have sent the rest to the poor and neighbors." The Rasul said, "The whole goat remaineth except its shoulder; that is, that remaineth which ye have given away, and what ye have kept in the house is frail." The angels asked, "O God! Is there anything of Thy creation stronger than rocks?" God said, "Yes; iron is stronger than rocks, for it breaketh them." The angels said, "O Lord! Is there anything of Thy creation stornger than iron?" God said, "Yes; fire is stronger than iron, for it melteth it." And the angels said, O defender! Is there anything of Thy creation stronger than fire?" God said, "Yes; water overcometh fire; it killeth it and maketh it cold." Then the angels said, "O Lord! Is there anything of Thy creation stronger than water?" God said, "Yes; wind overcometh water: it agitateth it and putteth it in motion." They said, "O our cherisher! Is there anything in Thy creation stronger than wind?" God said, "Yes, the children of Adam, giving alms; that is, those who give with their right hands and conceal if from their left, they overcome all." The most excellent of alms is that of a man of small property, which he has earned by labor, and from which he giveth as much as he is able. Giving alms to the poor hath the reward of one alms; but that given to kindred hath two rewards; one, the reward of alms, the other the reward of helping relations. A man's first duty should be to his own family, if poor. Index Animals Fear God, in treating dumb animals and ride them when they are fit to be ridden and get off them when they are tired. An adultress passed by a dog at a well; and the dog was holding out his tongue from thirst, which was near killing him, and the woman drew off her boot, and tied it to the end of her garment, and drew water for the dog, and gave him to drink; and she was forgiven for that act. A woman was punished for a cat which she tied till it died from hunger. She gave the cat nothing to eat, nor did she set it at liberty so that it might find some food. "Are there rewards for doing good to quadrupeds, and givng them water to drink?" Muhammad said, "Verily there are heavenly rewards for any act of kindness to a live animal." Verily God hath one hundred loving kindnesses; one of which he hath sent down amongst man, quadrupeds, and every moving thing upon the face of the earth: by it they are kind to each other, and forgive one another; and by it the animals of the wilds are kind to their young; and God hath reserved ninety-nine loving kindnesses by which he will be gracious to His creatures on the last day. A young man came before the Rasul with a carpet and said, "O Rasul! I passed through a wood and heard the voices of young birds; and I took and put them into my carpet; and their mother came fluttering around my head, and I uncovered the young, and the mother fell down upon them, then I wrapped them up in my carpet; and there are the young which I have." Then the Rasul said, "Put them down." And when he did so, their mother joined them: and Muhammad said, "Do you wonder at the affection of the mother towards her young? I swear by Him who hath sent me, verily God is more loving to His creatures than the mother to these young birds. Return them to the place from which ye took them, and let their mother be with them." Index Backbiting Backbiting vitiates ablution and fasting. Index Beauty Muhammad said, "That person will not enter Paradise who hath one atom of pride in his heart." And a man present said, "Verily, a man is fond of having good clothes, and good shoes." Muhammad said, "God is Beauty and delighteth in the beautiful; but pride is holding man in contempt." Index Begging Every man who shall beg, in order to increase his property, God will diminish it. Verily God loveth a Muslim with a family, who is poor, and witholdeth himself from the unlawful and from begging. Whoso openeth unto himself the door of begging, God will open unto him the door of poverty. Verily it is better for any of you to take your rope and bring a bundle of wood upon your back and sell it, in which case God guardeth your honor than to beg of people, whether they give or not; if they do not give, your reputation suffereth, and you return disappointed; and if they give, it is worse than that, for it layeth you under obligation. Whoever hath food for a day and a night, it is prohibited for him to beg. Verily it is not right for the rich to ask, nor for a strong, robust person; but it is allowed for the indigent and the infirm. "May I beg from people, O Messenger of God, when necessitous?" Muhammad said, "Do not beg unless absolutely compelled, then only from the virtuous." Index Benefits There are two benefits, of which the generality of men are the losers, and of which they do not know the value. Index Charity Charity that is concealeth appeaseth the wrath of God. Prayers lighten the heart, and charity is proof of Iman (Faith), and abstinence from sin is perfect splendor; the Kuran is a proof of gain to you, if you do good, and it is a detriment to you if you do wrong; and every man who riseth in the morning either doeth that which will be the means of his redemption or his ruin. Charity is a duty unto every Muslim. He who hath not the means thereto, let him do a good act or abstain from an evil one. That is his charity. When you speak, speak the truth; perform when you promise; discharge your trust; commit not fornication; be chaste; have no impure desires; withold your hands from striking, and from taking that which is unlawful and bad. The best of God's servants are those who when seen, remind of God; and the worst of God's servants are those who carry tales about, and do mischief and separate friends, and seek for the defects of the good. Whoso hath left debt and children, let him come to me; I am their patron, I will discharge his debt and befriend his children. Every good act is charity. Doing justice between two people is charity; and asisting a man upon his beast, and lifting his baggage is charity; and pure, comforting words are charity; and answering a questioner with mildness, is charity; and removing that which is an inconvenience to wayfarers, such as thorns and stones, is a charity. Every good act is charity; and verily it is a good act to meet your brother with and open countenance, and to por water from your own water-bag into his vessel. Your smiling in your brother's face is charity; and your exhorting man to virtuous deeds is charity; and your prohibiting the forbidden is charity; and your showing men the road, in the land in which they lose it, is charity; and your assisting the blind is charity. Index Chastity Modesty and chastity are part of the faith. Index Christians and Jews Muhammad once referred to strife, and said, "It will appear at the time of knowledge leaving the world." Ziad said, "O Messenger of God, how will knowledge go from the world, since we read the Kuran, and teach it to our children, and our children to theirs; and so on till the last day?" Then Muhammad said, "O Ziad, I supposed you the most learned man of Medinah. Do the Jews and Christians who read the Bible and the Evangel act on them?" Do not exceed bounds in praising me, as the Christians do in praising Jesus, the son of Mary, by calling Him God, and the Son of God; I am only the Lord's servant; then call me the servant of God and His messenger. When the bier of anyone passeth by thee, whether Jew, Christian or Muslim, rise to thy feet. Index Cleanliness Were it not for fear of troubling my disciples, verily I would order them to clean their teeth before every prayer. God is pure and loveth purity and cleanliness. Index Compassion When the child (of Zainab) was brought to Muhammad, dying; its body trembling and moving; the eyes of the Apostle of God shed many tears. And Sad said, "O Messenger of God! What is the weeping and shedding of tears?" Muhammad replied, "This is an expression of the tenderness and compassion, which the Lord hath put into the hearts of His servants; the Lord doth not have compassion on and commiserate with His servants, except such as are tender and full of feeling." The Apostle of God wept over Sad b. Ubadah. And he said, "Have not you heard that the Lord doth not punish on account of shedding tears, not from sobs of the heart from the afflicted?" He is not of the people of our way who slappeth his cheeks and teareth his collar, and mourneth like the mournings of Ignorance. There is no reward but Paradise for a Muslim who suffereth with patience when the soul of his affectionate friend is taken Once Muhammad went together with some of his companions to Abu Yusuf, a blacksmith who was the husband of the nurse of Muhammad's son Ibrahim. And the Apostle of God took Ibrahim and kissed him and embraced him. On another occasion they went to see Ibrahim, when he was in his dying moments. The eyes of Muhammad were fixed, and flowed with tears; and Abd-al-Rahman, son of Auf, said to the Messenger of God, "Do you weepand shed tears, O Apostle of God?" He said, "O son of Auf, these are tears of compassion, and feeling due to the dead." After that he shed tears again, and said, "Verily my eyes shed tears and my heart is afflicted, and I say nothing but what is pleasing to my Benefactor; for verily, O Ibrahim, I am melancholy at being separated from thee." Muhammad said, "Do you think this woman will cast her own child into the fire?" Those present said, "No." Muhammad said, "Verily God is more compassionate on His creatures, than this woman on her own child." When one of the family of Muhammad died, and the women assemnled, crying over the corpse, Omar stood up to prevent them from crying, and drive them away: but Muhammad said, "Let them alone, O Omar, because eyes are shedding tears; and the heart is stricken with calamity and sorrowful; and the time of misfortune near and fresh; and the crying of women is without wailing." Index Conscience A man asked Muhammad what was the mark whereby he might know the reality of his faith. Muhammad said, "If thou derive pleasure from the good which thou hast performed and thou be grieved for the evil which thou hast committed, thou art a true believer." The man said. "In what doth a fault really consist?" Muhammad said, "when action pricketh thy conscience, forsake it." All actions are judged by the motive prompting them. Index
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Clifford Abraham By Soni Daniel, Victor Ahiuma-Young, Levinus Nwabughiogu, Umar Yusuf & Ndahi Marama LAGOS—General Yakubu Gowon, who led Nigeria through a 30-month civil war, yesterday, lamented that the country had fallen into full scale civil war with the spate Read more ...
of crises in the northeast. His assertion was corroborated by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU. The assertions came as the governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shetima lamented that the last seven days have been the worst in his life following the abduction of 129 girls from a secondary school in the state. He disclosed that seven more girls had escaped from the hideout of the Boko Haram insurgents bringing the number of those remaining in captivity of the Islamic insurgents to 77. Meanwhile, despite Saturday’s formal lapse of the state of emergency in the troubled Northeast, the military remained fully deployed in the three states with strict restriction on the movement of persons in the states. However, telephone communications which were once curtailed after the proclamation of emergency rule by President Goodluck Jonathan last April have noticeably improved. Nevertheless, opinion on the sustenance of the state of emergency remained mixed among stakeholders from within and outside the troubled states. While some called for the full implementation of emergency rule with the suspension of the elected political institutions, other stakeholders differed. All parties were nevertheless agreed that the soldiers deployed to the region should remain. The president has not given notice of his inclination towards renewing or suspending the state of emergency. A security meeting between the president and the nation’s governors is expected to hold on Wednesday following which a formal announcement on the issue would be clarified. The state of emergency was first proclaimed by President Jonathan in April 2013 and renewed after six months last November. Gowon, who spoke exclusively to Vanguard on the sideline of events marking the 75th birthday of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Chief Ufot Ekaette, said it was imperative for the government to firmly deal with the rising wave of terrorism in the country so as to keep the country one. The former head of state pointed out that what was going on in Nigeria was close to the challenges the 30-month civil war posed to his administration. He said that it was necessary for all Nigerians to team up with the government to ensure that the forces opposed to the continued unity and progress of the country were roundly defeated. Describing the insurgents as enemies of a united Nigeria, Gowon enjoined Nigerians to support the federal government with necessary prayers to God to end the cycle of violence being unleashed on the nation by the insurgents. It’s civil war — Gowon Gowon said: “What we are witnessing today is not too different from what happened during my administration as head of state and we moved ahead to checkmate the insurgency. “We need to pray and work with the government to ensure that this ugly cycle of violence comes to an end so that the unity of Nigeria is not threatened. It is therefore imperative for the government to take appropriate decisions to deal with the spate of violence sweeping through the country so that this country can remain as one united entity,” he admonished. While speaking at the birthday celebration, Gowon had said that he stood his ground to ensure that Nigeria remained as one during the civil war because he believed in the unity of the nation. He pointed out that although he was not the one who coined “Go Ahead With One Nigeria, GOWON”, the coinage significantly inspired him to resist all attempts by certain elements to divide the country. The former head of state therefore appealed to Nigerian leaders at all levels to ensure that they render quality service to their people and also resist the temptation to stay in office beyond the stipulated terms in the constitution. Gowon, who poured encomiums on Chief Ekaette, who had served him as Private Secretary between 1968 and 1975, said the former SGF was an embodiment of loyalty, hard work and transparency, who should be emulated by all well meaning Nigerians. NASU in a statement recalled the April 14, 2014 bombing at Nyanya Motor Park, Abuja, which claimed over 100 lives with over 250 others injured, and the abduction of several female students from a Government Girls Secondary School, GGSS, in Chibok, Bornu State, 24 hours after the Nyanya bombing. Speaking through its General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi, NASU, argued that it was unbelievable that one week after, the whereabouts and safety of some of the abducted students had remained unknown till today, calling on the Federal Government especially, the military to live up to its responsibilities of protecting the nation both internally and externally. My worst days ever — Shetima Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has described the last one week as his most troubling moment since he took over the mantle of affairs in May, 2011. The statement came as seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing the total number of those who have escaped to 52 leaving 77 still in captivity. Shettima’s expression of feelings was contained in his Easter message released by his spokesman, Isa Gusau and followed the abduction of 129 school girls in the early hours of last Tuesday at Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. The Governor said though he had witnessed very dark days of insurgency inherited by his administration, none of the attacks had been more troubling for him as the abduction of the school girls. “I am also very much aware that the girls abducted consist of not just those with origins traced to Chibok but also from other parts of the state and the country which is typical of a good secondary school that should unite Nigerians. I am also aware that the abducted students include both Christians and Muslim faithful. “I am made to understand that the Ameera (spiritual head) of the Muslim Students Society in the school is among those abducted and yet to be freed. She was abducted alongside her Christian and Muslim colleagues without the insurgents worried about the religion any of the students practice. We must therefore remain united in our shared grief to pray vehemently for our girls as well as the patriotic security agencies and civilian volunteers currently in relentless search and rescue efforts. “Between last night and this evening, seven more girls escaped from captivity, bringing to 52 the number of those with us out of 129 students that were at the hostel on the day of that attack. This means 77 students are yet to be found.” CAN declares fasting, prayers, appeal for their release Meanwhile, the Christians Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno State, yesterday, called on all Christians in the state and Nigeria to begin fasting and prayers for the release of all the secondary school girls kidnapped by insurgents in Chibok. State chairman of the association, Rev. Titus Pona at a press briefing in Maiduguri yesterday equally appealed to members of the Boko Haram to release the school girls. “We are calling on all Christians in Borno state, Nigeria and the world to fast and pray for the release of the girls. He also called on the insurgents to lay down their arms and channel their grievances through dialogue with the federal and state governments.
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IPRF Islamic Propagation Research Foundation THE QUR’AAN AND MODERN SCIENCE COMPATIBLE OR INCOMPATIBLE? 1. Introduction …………………………………….……05 2. The Challenge of the Qur’aan …………….……07 3. Astronomy …………………………………… Read more ...
….…..09 4. Physics ………………………………………….…....14 5. Geography ……………………….………….……...17 6. Geology ……………………………………….….…..19 7. Oceanology ………………………………….……..21 8. Biology ………………………………………….……25 9. Botany ………………………………………………..26 10. Zoology ……………………………………………28 11. Medicine …………………………………………..32 12. Physiology …………………………………………33 13. Embryology ……………………………………….35 14. General Science …………………………………44 15. Conclusion …………………………………………46 In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful INTRODUCTION ver since the dawn of human life on this planet, Man has always sought to understand Nature, his own place in the scheme of Creation and the purpose of Life itself. In this quest for Truth, spanning many centuries and diverse civilizations, organized religion has shaped human life and determined to a large extent, the course of history. While some religions have been based on books, claimed by their adherents to be divinely inspired, others have relied solely on human experience. Al-Qur’aan, the main source of the Islamic faith, is a book believed by Muslims, to be of completely Divine origin. Muslims also believe that it contains guidance for all mankind. Since the message of the Qur’aan is believed to be for all times, it should be relevant to every age. Does the Qur’aan pass this test? In this booklet, I intend to give an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur’aan, in the light of established scientific discoveries. There was a time, in the history of world civilization, when ‘miracles’, or what was perceived to be a miracle, took precedence over human reason and logic. But how do we define the term ‘miracle’? A miracle is anything that takes place out of the normal course of life and for which humankind has no explanation. However, we must be careful before we accept something as a miracle. An article in ‘The Times of India’ Mumbai, in 1993 reported that ‘a saint’ by the name ‘Baba Pilot’ claimed to have stayed continuously submerged under water in a tank for three consecutive days and nights. However, when reporters wanted to examine the base of the tank of water where he claimed to have performed this ‘miraculous’ feat, he refused to let them do so. He argued by asking as to how one could examine the womb of a mother that gives birth to a child. The ‘Baba’ was hiding something. It was a gimmick simply to gain publicity. Surely, no modern man with even theslightest inkling towards rational thinking would accept such a ‘miracle’. If such false miracles are the tests of divinity, then we would have to accept Mr. P. C. Sorcar, the world famous magician known for his ingenious magical tricks and illusions, as the best God-man. A book, claiming Divine origin, is in effect, claiming to be a miracle. Such a claim should be easily verifiable in any age, according to the standards of that age. Muslims believe, that the Qur’aan is the last and final revelation of God, the miracle of miracles revealed as a mercy to mankind. Let us therefore investigate the veracity of this belief. THE CHALLENGE OF THE QUR’AAN Literature and poetry have been instruments of human expression and creativity, in all cultures. The world also witnessed an age when literature and poetry occupied pride of position, similar to that now enjoyed by science and technology. Muslims as well as non-Muslims agree that Al-Qur’aan is Arabic literature par excellence - that it is the best Arabic literature on the face of the earth. The Qur’aan, challenges mankind in the following verses: “And if ye are in doubt As to what We have revealed From time to time to Our Servant, then produce a Soorah Like thereunto; And call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, If your (doubts) are true. But if ye cannot –And of a surety you cannot. hen fear the Fire Whose fuel is Men and Stones – Which is prepared for those Who reject Faith.” [Al-Qur’aan 2:23-24] 1 The same notation is followed throughout the book. References and translation of the Qur’aan are from the translation of the Qur’aan by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, new revised edition, 1989, published by Amana Corporation, Maryland, USA. The challenge of the Qur’aan, is to produce a single Soorah (chapter) like the Soorahs it contains. The same challenge is repeated in the Qur’aan several times. The challenge to produce a Soorah, which, in beauty, eloquence, depth and meaning is at least somewhat similar to a Qur’aanic Soorah remains unmet to this day. A modern rational man, however, would never accept a religious scripture, which says, in the best possible poetic language, that the world is flat. This is because we live in an age, where human reason, logic and science are given primacy. Not many would accept the Qur’aan’s extraordinarily beautiful language, as proof of its Divine origin. Any scripture 1 Al-Qur’an 2:23-24 indicates Soorah or Chapter No. 2 and Ayaat or Verses 23 and 24. claiming to be a divine revelation must also be acceptable on the strength of its own reason and logic. According to the famous physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Albert Einstein, “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” Let us therefore study the Qur’aan, and analyze whether The Qur’aan and Modern Science are compatible or incompatible? The Qur’aan is not a book of science but a book of ‘signs’, i.e. ayats. There are more than six thousand ‘signs’ in the Qur’aan of which more than a thousand deal with science. We all know that many a times Science takes a ‘U-turn’. In this book I have considered only established scientific facts and not mere hypotheses and theories that are based on assumptions and are not backed by proof. I. ASTRONOMY CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE: ‘THE BIG BANG’ The creation of the universe is explained by astrophysicists in a widely accepted phenomenon, popularly known as the ‘Big Bang’. It is supported by observational and experimental data gathered by astronomers and astrophysicists for decades. According to the ‘Big Bang’, the whole universe was initially one big mass (Primary Nebula). Then there was a ‘Big Bang’ (Secondary Separation) which resulted in the formation of Galaxies. These then divided to form stars, planets, the sun, the moon, etc. The origin of the universe was unique and the probability of it occurring by ‘chance’ is zero. The Qur’aan contains the following verse, regarding the origin of the universe: “Do not the Unbelievers see That the heavens and the earth Were joined together (as one Unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder?” [Al-Qur’aan 21:30] The striking congruence between the Qur’aanic verse and the ‘Big Bang’ is inescapable! How could a book, which first appeared in the deserts of Arabia 1400 years ago, contain this profound scientific truth? THERE WAS AN INITIAL GASEOUS MASS BEFORE THE CREATION OF GALAXIES Scientists say that before the galaxies in the universe were formed, celestial matter was initially in the form of gaseous matter. In short, huge gaseous matter or clouds were present before the formation of the galaxies. To describe initial celestial matter, the word ‘smoke’ is more appropriate than gas. The following Qur’aanic verse refers to this state of the universe by the word dhukhan which means smoke. “Moreover, He Comprehended In His design the sky, And it had been (as) smoke: He said to it And to the earth: ‘Come ye together, Willingly or unwillingly.’ They said: ‘We do come (Together), in willing obedience.’” [Al-Qur’aan 41:11] Again, this fact is a corollary to the ‘Big Bang’ and was not known to the Arabs during the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). What then, could have been the source of this knowledge? THE SPHERICAL SHAPE OF THE EARTH In early times, people believed that the earth is flat. For centuries, men were afraid to venture out too far, lest they should fall off the edge. Sir Francis Drake was the first person who proved that the earth is spherical when he sailed around it in 1597. Consider the following Qur’aanic verse regarding the alternation of day and night: “Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day And He merges Day into Night?” [Al-Qur’aan 31:29] Merging here means that the night slowly and gradually changes to day and vice versa. This phenomenon can only take place if the earth is spherical. If the earth was flat, there would have been a sudden change from night to day and from day to night. The following verse also alludes to the spherical shape of the earth: “He created the heavens And the earth In true (proportions): He makes the Night Overlap the Day, and the Day Overlap the Night.” [Al-Qur’aan 39:5] The Arabic word used here is Kawwara meaning ‘to overlap’ or ‘to coil’– the way a turban is wound around the head. The overlapping or coiling of the day and night can only take place if the earth is spherical. The earth is not exactly round like a ball, but geo-spherical i.e. it is flattened at the poles. The following verse contains a description of the earth’s shape: “And the earth, moreover, Hath He made egg shaped.” 2 [Al-Qur’aan 79:30] The Arabic word for egg here is dahaha, which means an ostrich-egg. The shape of an ostrich-egg resembles the geo-spherical shape of the earth. Thus the Qur’aan correctly describes the shape of the earth, though the prevalent notion when the Qur’aan was revealed was that the earth is flat. THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS REFLECTED LIGHT It was believed by earlier civilizations that the moon emanates its own light. Science now tells us that the light of the moon is reflected light. However this fact was mentioned in the Qur’aan 1,400 years ago in the following verse:. “Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies, And placed therein a Lamp And a Moon giving light.” [Al-Qur’aan 25:61] The Arabic word for the sun in the Qur’aan, is shams. It is referred to as siraaj, which means a ‘torch’ or as wahhaaj which means ‘a blazing lamp’ or as diya which means ‘shining glory’. All three descriptions are appropriate to the sun, since it generates intense heat and light by its internal combustion. The Arabic word for the moon is qamar and it is described in the Qur’aan as muneer, which is a body that gives nur i.e. light. Again, the Qur’aanic description matches perfectly with the true nature of the moon, which does not give off light itself and is an inert body that reflects the light of the sun. Not once in the Qur’aan, is the moon mentioned as siraaj, wahhaaj or diya or the sun as nur or muneer. This implies that the Qur’aan recognizes the difference between the nature of sunlight and moonlight. 2 The Arabic word dahaha has been translated by A. Yusuf Ali as “vast expanse”, which also is correct. The word dahaha also means an ostrich-egg. Consider the following verses related to the nature of light from the sun and the moon: “It is He who made the sun To be a shining glory And the moon to be a light (Of beauty).” [Al-Qur’aan 10:5] “See ye not How Allah has created The seven heavens One above another, “And made the moon A light in their midst, and made the sun As a (Glorious) Lamp?” [Al-Qur’aan 71:15-16] THE SUN ROTATES For a long time European philosophers and scientists believed that the earth stood still in the centre of the universe and every other body including the sun moved around it. In the West, this geocentric concept of the universe was prevalent right from the time of Ptolemy in the second century B.C. In 1512, Nicholas Copernicus put forward his Heliocentric Theory of Planetary Motion, which asserted that the sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system with the planets revolving around it. In 1609, the German scientist Yohannus Keppler published the ‘Astronomia Nova’. In this he concluded that not only do the planets move in elliptical orbits around the sun, they also rotate upon their axes at irregular speeds. With this knowledge it became possible for European scientists to explain correctly many of the mechanisms of the solar system including the sequence of night and day. After these discoveries, it was thought that the Sun was stationary and did not rotate about its axis like the Earth. I remember having studied this fallacy from Geography books during my school days. Consider the following Qur’aanic verse: “It is He Who created The Night and the Day, And the sun and the moon: All (the celestial bodies) Swim along, each in its Rounded course.” [Al-Qur’aan 21:33] The Arabic word used in the above verse is yasbahûn . The word yasbahûn is derived from the word sabaha. It carries with it the idea of motion that comes from any moving body. If you use the word for a man on the ground, it would not mean that he is rolling but would mean he is walking or running. If you use the word for a man in water it would not mean that he is floating but would mean that he is swimming. Similarly, if you use the word yasbah for a celestial body such as the sun it would not mean that it is only flying through space but would mean that it is also rotating as it goes through space. Most of the school textbooks have incorporated the fact that the sun rotates about its axis. The rotation of the sun about its own axis can be proved with the help of an equipment that projects the image of the sun on the table top so that one can examine the image of the sun without being blinded. It is noticed that the sun has spots which complete a circular motion once every 25 days i.e. the sun takes approximately 25 days to rotate around its axis. In fact, the sun travels through space at roughly 150 miles per second, and takes about 200 million years to complete one revolution around the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. “It is not permitted To the Sun to catch up The Moon, nor can The Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along In (its own) orbit (According to Law).” [Al-Qur’aan 36:40] This verse mentions an essential fact discovered by modern astronomy, i.e. the existence of the individual orbits of the Sun and the Moon, and their journey through space with their own motion. The ‘fixed place’ towards, which the sun travels, carrying with it the solar system, has been located exactly by modern astronomy. It has been given a name, the Solar Apex. The solar system is indeed moving in space towards a point situated in the constellation of Hercules (alpha Layer) whose exact location is firmly established. The moon rotates around its axis in the same duration that it takes to revolve around the earth. It takes approximately 29½ days to complete one rotation. One cannot help but be amazed at the scientific accuracy of the Qur’aanic verses. Should we not ponder over the question: “What was the source of knowledge contained in the Qur’aan?” THE SUN WILL EXTINGUISH AFTER A CERTAIN PERIOD The light of the sun is due to a chemical process on its surface that has been taking place continuously for the past five billion years. It will come to an end at some point of time in the future when the sun will be totally extinguished leading to extinction of all life on earth. Regarding the impermanence of the sun’s existence the Qur’aan says: “And the Sun Runs its course For a period determined For it; that is The decree of (Him) The exalted in Might, The All-Knowing.” [Al-Qur’aan 36:38] 3 The Arabic word used here is mustaqarr, which means a place or time that is determined. Thus the Qur’aan says that the sun runs towards a determined place, and will do so only up to a pre-determined period of time – meaning that it will end or extinguish. THE PRESENCE OF INTERSTELLAR MATTER Space outside organized astronomical systems was earlier assumed to be a vacuum . Astrophysicists later discovered the presence of bridges of matter in this interstellar space. These bridges of matter are called plasma, and consist of completely ionized gas containing equal number of free electrons and positive ions. Plasma is sometimes called the fourth state of matter (besides the three known states viz. solid, liquid and gas). The Qur’aan mentions the presence of this interstellar material in the following verse: “He Who created the heavens And the earth and all That is between.” [Al-Qur’aan 25:59] It would be ridiculous, for anybody to even suggest that the presence of interstellar galactic material was known 1400 years ago 3 A similar message is conveyed in the Qur’an in 13:2, 35:13, 39:5 and 39:21. THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE In 1925, an American astronomer by the name of Edwin Hubble, provided observational evidence that all galaxies are receding from one another, which implies that the universe is expanding. The expansion of the universe is now an established scientific fact. This is what Al-Qur’aan says regarding the nature of the universe: “With the power and skill Did We construct The Firmament: For it is We Who create The vastness of Space.” [Al-Qur’aan 51:47] The Arabic word mûsi‘ûn is correctly translated as ‘expanding it’, and it refers to the creation of the expanding vastness of the universe. Stephen Hawking, in his book, ‘A Brief History of Time’, says, “The discovery that the universe is expanding was one of the great intellectual revolutions of the 20th century.” The Qur’aan mentioned the expansion of the universe, before man even learnt to build a telescope! Some may say that the presence of astronomical facts in the Qur’aan is not surprising since the Arabs were advanced in the field of astronomy. They are correct in acknowledging the advancement of the Arabs in the field of astronomy. However they fail to realize that the Qur’aan was revealed centuries before the Arabs excelled in astronomy. Moreover many of the scientific facts mentioned above regarding astronomy, such as the origin of the universe with a Big Bang, were not known to the Arabs even at the peak of their scientific advancement. The scientific facts mentioned in the Qur’aan are therefore not due to the Arabs’ advancement in astronomy. Indeed, the reverse is true. The Arabs advanced in astronomy, because astronomy occupies a place in the Qur’aan. II. PHYSICS THE EXISTENCE OF SUBATOMIC PARTICLES In ancient times a well-known theory by the name of ‘Theory of Atomism’ was widely accepted. This theory was originally proposed by the Greeks, in particular by a man called Democritus, who lived about 23 centuries ago. Democritus and the people that came after him, assumed that the smallest unit of matter was the atom. The Arabs used to believe the same. The Arabic word dharrah most commonly meant an atom. In recent times modern science has discovered that it is possible to split even an atom. That the atom can be split further is a development of the 20th century. Fourteen centuries ago this concept would have appeared unusual even to an Arab. For him the dharrah was the limit beyond which one could not go. The following Qur’aanic verse however, refuses to acknowledge this limit: “The Unbelievers say, ‘Never to us will come The Hour’: say, ‘Nay! But most surely, By my Lord, it will come Upon you – by Him Who knows the unseen – From Whom is not hidden The least little atom In the Heavens or on earth: Nor is there anything less Than that, or greater, but Is in the Record Perspicuous.’” [Al-Qur’aan 34:3] 4 This verse refers to the Omniscience of God, His knowledge of all things, hidden or apparent. It then goes further and says that God is aware of everything, including what is smaller or bigger than the atom. Thus the verse clearly shows that it is possible for something smaller than the atom to exist, a fact discovered only recently by modern science. 4 A similar message is conveyed in the Qur’an in 10:61 III. GEOGRAPHY THE WATER CYCLE In 1580, Bernard Palissy was the first man to describe the present day concept of ‘water cycle’. He described how water evaporates from the oceans and cools to form clouds. The clouds move inland where they rise, condense and fall as rain. This water gathers as lakes and streams and flows back to the ocean in a continuous cycle. In the 7th century B.C., Thales of Miletus believed that surface spray of the oceans was picked up by the wind and carried inland to fall as rain. In earlier times people did not know the source of underground water. They thought the water of the oceans, under the effect of winds, was thrust towards the interior of the continents. They also believed that the water returned by a secret passage, or the Great Abyss. This passage is connected to the oceans and has been called the ‘Tartarus’, since Plato’s time. Even Descartes, a great thinker of the eighteenth century, subscribed to this view. Till the nineteenth century, Aristotle’s theory was prevalent. According to this theory, water was condensed in cool mountain caverns and formed underground lakes that fed springs. Today, we know that the rainwater that seeps into the cracks of the ground is responsible for this. The water cycle is described by the Qur’aan in the following verses: “Seest thou not that Allah Sends down rain from The sky, and leads it Through springs in the earth? Then He causes to grow, Therewith, produce of various Colours.” [Al-Qur’aan 39:21] “He sends down rain From the sky And with it gives life to The earth after it is dead: Verily in that are Signs For those who are wise.”Quran 30:24 And We send down water From the sky according to (Due) measure, and We cause it To soak in the soil; And We certainly are able To drain it off (with ease).” [Al-Qur’aan 23:18] No other text dating back 1400 years ago gives such an accurate description of the water cycle WINDS IMPREGNATE THE CLOUDS “And We send the fecundating winds, Then cause the rain to descend From the sky, therewith providing You with water (in abundance). 15;22 The Arabic word used here is lawâqih, which is the plural of laqih from laqaha, which means to impregnate or fecundate. In this context, impregnate means that the wind pushes the clouds together increasing the condensation that causes lightning and thus rain. A similar description is found in the Qur’aan: “It is Allah Who sends The Winds, and they raise The Clouds: then does He Spread them in the sky As He wills, and break them Into fragments, until thou seest Raindrops issue from the midst Thereof: then when He has Made them reach such Of His servants as He wills, Behold,they do rejoice!” [Al-Qur’aan 30:48] The Qur’aanic descriptions are absolutely accurate and agree perfectly with modern data on hydrology. The water cycle is described in several verses of the Glorious Qur’aan, including 3:9, 7:57, 13:17, 25:48- 49, 36:34, 50:9-11, 56:68-70, 67:30 and 86:11. IV. GEOLOGY MOUNTAINS ARE LIKE PEGS (STAKES) In Geology, the phenomenon of ‘folding’ is a recently discovered fact. Folding is responsible for the formation of mountain ranges. The earth’s crust, on which we live, is like a solid shell, while the deeper layers are hot and fluid, and thus inhospitable to any form of life. It is also known that the stability of the mountains is linked to the phenomenon of folding, for it was the folds that were to provide foundations for the reliefs that constitute the mountains. Geologists tell us that the radius of the Earth is about 3,750 miles and the crust on which we live is very thin, ranging between 1 to 30 miles. Since the crust is thin, it has a high possibility of shaking. Mountains act like stakes or tent pegs that hold the earth’s crust and give it stability. The Qur’aan contains exactly such a description in the following verse: “Have We not made The earth as a wide Expanse, And the mountains as pegs?”78:6-7 The word awtad means stakes or pegs (like those used to anchor a tent); they are the deep foundations of geological folds. A book named ‘Earth’ is considered as a basic reference textbook on geology in many universities around the world. One of the authors of this book is Frank Press, who was the President of the Academy of Sciences in the USA for 12 years and was the Science Advisor to former US President Jimmy Carter. In this book he illustrates the mountain in a wedge-shape and the mountain itself as a small part of the whole, whose root is deeply entrenched in the ground.5 According to Dr. Press, the mountains play an important role in stabilizing the crust of the earth. The Qur’aan clearly mentions the function of the mountains in preventing the earth from shaking: “And We have set on the earth Mountains standing firm, Lest it should shake with them.”” [Al-Qur’aan 21:31] 5 Earth, Press and Siever, p. 435. Also see Earth Science, Tarbuck and Lutgens,p. 157. The Qur’aanic descriptions are in perfect agreement with modern geological data. MOUNTAINS FIRMLY FIXED The surface of the earth is broken into many rigid plates that are about 100 km in thickness. These plates float on a partially molten region called aesthenosphere. Mountain formations occur at the boundary of the plates. The earth’s crust is 5 km thick below oceans, about 35 km thick below flat continental surfaces and almost 80 km thick below great mountain ranges. These are the strong foundations on which mountains stand. The Qur’aan also speaks about the strong mountain foundations in the following verse: “And the mountains Hath He firmly fixed.” [Al-Qur’aan 79:32] 6 6 A similar message is contained in the Qur’an in 88:19, 31:10 and 16:15 V. OCEANOLOGY BARRIER BETWEEN SWEET AND SALT WATERS Consider the following Qur’aanic verses: “He has let free the two bodies Of flowing water, Meeting together: Between them is a Barrier Which they do not transgress.” [Al-Qur’aan 55:19-20] In the Arabic text the word barzakh means a barrier or a partition. This barrier is not a physical partition. The Arabic word maraja literally means ‘they both meet and mix with each other’. Early commentators of the Qur’aan were unable to explain the two opposite meanings for the two bodies of water, i.e. they meet and mix, and at the same time, there is a barrier between them. Modern Science has discovered that in the places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature, salinity and density. 7 Oceanologists are now in a better position to explain this verse. There is a slanted unseen water barrier between the two seas through which water from one sea passes to the other. But when the water from one sea enters the other sea, it loses its distinctive characteristic and becomes homogenized with the other water. In a way this barrier serves as a transitional homogenizing area for the two waters. This scientific phenomenon mentioned in the Qur’aan was also confirmed by Dr. William Hay who is a well-known marine scientist and Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Colorado, U.S.A. The Qur’aan mentions this phenomenon also in the following verse: “And made a separating bar between the two bodies Of flowing water?” [Al-Qur’aan 27:61] This phenomenon occurs in several places, including the divider between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean at Gibralter. But when the Qur’aan speaks about the divider between fresh and salt water, it mentions the 7 Principles of Oceanography, Davis, pp. 92-93. http://www.islamawareness.net/Science/qms.pdf
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IPRF Islamic Propagation Research Foundation THE QUR’AAN AND MODERN SCIENCE COMPATIBLE OR INCOMPATIBLE? 1. Introduction …………………………………….……05 2. The Challenge of the Qur’aan …………….……07 3. Astronomy ………………………………… Read more ...
….…..09 4. Physics ………………………………………….…....14 5. Geography ……………………….………….……...17 6. Geology ……………………………………….….…..19 7. Oceanology ………………………………….……..21 8. Biology ………………………………………….……25 9. Botany ………………………………………………..26 10. Zoology ……………………………………………28 11. Medicine …………………………………………..32 12. Physiology …………………………………………33 13. Embryology ……………………………………….35 14. General Science …………………………………44 15. Conclusion …………………………………………46 In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful INTRODUCTION ver since the dawn of human life on this planet, Man has always sought to understand Nature, his own place in the scheme of Creation and the purpose of Life itself. In this quest for Truth, spanning many centuries and diverse civilizations, organized religion has shaped human life and determined to a large extent, the course of history. While some religions have been based on books, claimed by their adherents to be divinely inspired, others have relied solely on human experience. Al-Qur’aan, the main source of the Islamic faith, is a book believed by Muslims, to be of completely Divine origin. Muslims also believe that it contains guidance for all mankind. Since the message of the Qur’aan is believed to be for all times, it should be relevant to every age. Does the Qur’aan pass this test? In this booklet, I intend to give an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur’aan, in the light of established scientific discoveries. There was a time, in the history of world civilization, when ‘miracles’, or what was perceived to be a miracle, took precedence over human reason and logic. But how do we define the term ‘miracle’? A miracle is anything that takes place out of the normal course of life and for which humankind has no explanation. However, we must be careful before we accept something as a miracle. An article in ‘The Times of India’ Mumbai, in 1993 reported that ‘a saint’ by the name ‘Baba Pilot’ claimed to have stayed continuously submerged under water in a tank for three consecutive days and nights. However, when reporters wanted to examine the base of the tank of water where he claimed to have performed this ‘miraculous’ feat, he refused to let them do so. He argued by asking as to how one could examine the womb of a mother that gives birth to a child. The ‘Baba’ was hiding something. It was a gimmick simply to gain publicity. Surely, no modern man with even theslightest inkling towards rational thinking would accept such a ‘miracle’. If such false miracles are the tests of divinity, then we would have to accept Mr. P. C. Sorcar, the world famous magician known for his ingenious magical tricks and illusions, as the best God-man. A book, claiming Divine origin, is in effect, claiming to be a miracle. Such a claim should be easily verifiable in any age, according to the standards of that age. Muslims believe, that the Qur’aan is the last and final revelation of God, the miracle of miracles revealed as a mercy to mankind. Let us therefore investigate the veracity of this belief. THE CHALLENGE OF THE QUR’AAN Literature and poetry have been instruments of human expression and creativity, in all cultures. The world also witnessed an age when literature and poetry occupied pride of position, similar to that now enjoyed by science and technology. Muslims as well as non-Muslims agree that Al-Qur’aan is Arabic literature par excellence - that it is the best Arabic literature on the face of the earth. The Qur’aan, challenges mankind in the following verses: “And if ye are in doubt As to what We have revealed From time to time to Our Servant, then produce a Soorah Like thereunto; And call your witnesses or helpers (If there are any) besides Allah, If your (doubts) are true. But if ye cannot –And of a surety you cannot. hen fear the Fire Whose fuel is Men and Stones – Which is prepared for those Who reject Faith.” [Al-Qur’aan 2:23-24] 1 The same notation is followed throughout the book. References and translation of the Qur’aan are from the translation of the Qur’aan by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, new revised edition, 1989, published by Amana Corporation, Maryland, USA. The challenge of the Qur’aan, is to produce a single Soorah (chapter) like the Soorahs it contains. The same challenge is repeated in the Qur’aan several times. The challenge to produce a Soorah, which, in beauty, eloquence, depth and meaning is at least somewhat similar to a Qur’aanic Soorah remains unmet to this day. A modern rational man, however, would never accept a religious scripture, which says, in the best possible poetic language, that the world is flat. This is because we live in an age, where human reason, logic and science are given primacy. Not many would accept the Qur’aan’s extraordinarily beautiful language, as proof of its Divine origin. Any scripture 1 Al-Qur’an 2:23-24 indicates Soorah or Chapter No. 2 and Ayaat or Verses 23 and 24. claiming to be a divine revelation must also be acceptable on the strength of its own reason and logic. According to the famous physicist and Nobel Prize winner, Albert Einstein, “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” Let us therefore study the Qur’aan, and analyze whether The Qur’aan and Modern Science are compatible or incompatible? The Qur’aan is not a book of science but a book of ‘signs’, i.e. ayats. There are more than six thousand ‘signs’ in the Qur’aan of which more than a thousand deal with science. We all know that many a times Science takes a ‘U-turn’. In this book I have considered only established scientific facts and not mere hypotheses and theories that are based on assumptions and are not backed by proof. I. ASTRONOMY CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE: ‘THE BIG BANG’ The creation of the universe is explained by astrophysicists in a widely accepted phenomenon, popularly known as the ‘Big Bang’. It is supported by observational and experimental data gathered by astronomers and astrophysicists for decades. According to the ‘Big Bang’, the whole universe was initially one big mass (Primary Nebula). Then there was a ‘Big Bang’ (Secondary Separation) which resulted in the formation of Galaxies. These then divided to form stars, planets, the sun, the moon, etc. The origin of the universe was unique and the probability of it occurring by ‘chance’ is zero. The Qur’aan contains the following verse, regarding the origin of the universe: “Do not the Unbelievers see That the heavens and the earth Were joined together (as one Unit of Creation), before We clove them asunder?” [Al-Qur’aan 21:30] The striking congruence between the Qur’aanic verse and the ‘Big Bang’ is inescapable! How could a book, which first appeared in the deserts of Arabia 1400 years ago, contain this profound scientific truth? THERE WAS AN INITIAL GASEOUS MASS BEFORE THE CREATION OF GALAXIES Scientists say that before the galaxies in the universe were formed, celestial matter was initially in the form of gaseous matter. In short, huge gaseous matter or clouds were present before the formation of the galaxies. To describe initial celestial matter, the word ‘smoke’ is more appropriate than gas. The following Qur’aanic verse refers to this state of the universe by the word dhukhan which means smoke. “Moreover, He Comprehended In His design the sky, And it had been (as) smoke: He said to it And to the earth: ‘Come ye together, Willingly or unwillingly.’ They said: ‘We do come (Together), in willing obedience.’” [Al-Qur’aan 41:11] Again, this fact is a corollary to the ‘Big Bang’ and was not known to the Arabs during the time of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). What then, could have been the source of this knowledge? THE SPHERICAL SHAPE OF THE EARTH In early times, people believed that the earth is flat. For centuries, men were afraid to venture out too far, lest they should fall off the edge. Sir Francis Drake was the first person who proved that the earth is spherical when he sailed around it in 1597. Consider the following Qur’aanic verse regarding the alternation of day and night: “Seest thou not that Allah merges Night into Day And He merges Day into Night?” [Al-Qur’aan 31:29] Merging here means that the night slowly and gradually changes to day and vice versa. This phenomenon can only take place if the earth is spherical. If the earth was flat, there would have been a sudden change from night to day and from day to night. The following verse also alludes to the spherical shape of the earth: “He created the heavens And the earth In true (proportions): He makes the Night Overlap the Day, and the Day Overlap the Night.” [Al-Qur’aan 39:5] The Arabic word used here is Kawwara meaning ‘to overlap’ or ‘to coil’– the way a turban is wound around the head. The overlapping or coiling of the day and night can only take place if the earth is spherical. The earth is not exactly round like a ball, but geo-spherical i.e. it is flattened at the poles. The following verse contains a description of the earth’s shape: “And the earth, moreover, Hath He made egg shaped.” 2 [Al-Qur’aan 79:30] The Arabic word for egg here is dahaha, which means an ostrich-egg. The shape of an ostrich-egg resembles the geo-spherical shape of the earth. Thus the Qur’aan correctly describes the shape of the earth, though the prevalent notion when the Qur’aan was revealed was that the earth is flat. THE LIGHT OF THE MOON IS REFLECTED LIGHT It was believed by earlier civilizations that the moon emanates its own light. Science now tells us that the light of the moon is reflected light. However this fact was mentioned in the Qur’aan 1,400 years ago in the following verse:. “Blessed is He Who made Constellations in the skies, And placed therein a Lamp And a Moon giving light.” [Al-Qur’aan 25:61] The Arabic word for the sun in the Qur’aan, is shams. It is referred to as siraaj, which means a ‘torch’ or as wahhaaj which means ‘a blazing lamp’ or as diya which means ‘shining glory’. All three descriptions are appropriate to the sun, since it generates intense heat and light by its internal combustion. The Arabic word for the moon is qamar and it is described in the Qur’aan as muneer, which is a body that gives nur i.e. light. Again, the Qur’aanic description matches perfectly with the true nature of the moon, which does not give off light itself and is an inert body that reflects the light of the sun. Not once in the Qur’aan, is the moon mentioned as siraaj, wahhaaj or diya or the sun as nur or muneer. This implies that the Qur’aan recognizes the difference between the nature of sunlight and moonlight. 2 The Arabic word dahaha has been translated by A. Yusuf Ali as “vast expanse”, which also is correct. The word dahaha also means an ostrich-egg. Consider the following verses related to the nature of light from the sun and the moon: “It is He who made the sun To be a shining glory And the moon to be a light (Of beauty).” [Al-Qur’aan 10:5] “See ye not How Allah has created The seven heavens One above another, “And made the moon A light in their midst, and made the sun As a (Glorious) Lamp?” [Al-Qur’aan 71:15-16] THE SUN ROTATES For a long time European philosophers and scientists believed that the earth stood still in the centre of the universe and every other body including the sun moved around it. In the West, this geocentric concept of the universe was prevalent right from the time of Ptolemy in the second century B.C. In 1512, Nicholas Copernicus put forward his Heliocentric Theory of Planetary Motion, which asserted that the sun is motionless at the centre of the solar system with the planets revolving around it. In 1609, the German scientist Yohannus Keppler published the ‘Astronomia Nova’. In this he concluded that not only do the planets move in elliptical orbits around the sun, they also rotate upon their axes at irregular speeds. With this knowledge it became possible for European scientists to explain correctly many of the mechanisms of the solar system including the sequence of night and day. After these discoveries, it was thought that the Sun was stationary and did not rotate about its axis like the Earth. I remember having studied this fallacy from Geography books during my school days. Consider the following Qur’aanic verse: “It is He Who created The Night and the Day, And the sun and the moon: All (the celestial bodies) Swim along, each in its Rounded course.” [Al-Qur’aan 21:33] The Arabic word used in the above verse is yasbahûn . The word yasbahûn is derived from the word sabaha. It carries with it the idea of motion that comes from any moving body. If you use the word for a man on the ground, it would not mean that he is rolling but would mean he is walking or running. If you use the word for a man in water it would not mean that he is floating but would mean that he is swimming. Similarly, if you use the word yasbah for a celestial body such as the sun it would not mean that it is only flying through space but would mean that it is also rotating as it goes through space. Most of the school textbooks have incorporated the fact that the sun rotates about its axis. The rotation of the sun about its own axis can be proved with the help of an equipment that projects the image of the sun on the table top so that one can examine the image of the sun without being blinded. It is noticed that the sun has spots which complete a circular motion once every 25 days i.e. the sun takes approximately 25 days to rotate around its axis. In fact, the sun travels through space at roughly 150 miles per second, and takes about 200 million years to complete one revolution around the center of our Milky Way Galaxy. “It is not permitted To the Sun to catch up The Moon, nor can The Night outstrip the Day: Each (just) swims along In (its own) orbit (According to Law).” [Al-Qur’aan 36:40] This verse mentions an essential fact discovered by modern astronomy, i.e. the existence of the individual orbits of the Sun and the Moon, and their journey through space with their own motion. The ‘fixed place’ towards, which the sun travels, carrying with it the solar system, has been located exactly by modern astronomy. It has been given a name, the Solar Apex. The solar system is indeed moving in space towards a point situated in the constellation of Hercules (alpha Layer) whose exact location is firmly established. The moon rotates around its axis in the same duration that it takes to revolve around the earth. It takes approximately 29½ days to complete one rotation. One cannot help but be amazed at the scientific accuracy of the Qur’aanic verses. Should we not ponder over the question: “What was the source of knowledge contained in the Qur’aan?”
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Sunday Night Jazz Show Time: Sundays, 9pm -12 mid /0200-0600hrs GMT DJ / Host: Larry Reni Thomas On the air: http://streema.com/radios/play/29950 Larry Reni Thomas is a 30-year veteran writer/radio announcer based in Chapel Hill, North Caroli Read more ...
na, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. Thomas was born in 1950 and reared in Wilmington, North Carolina. He began his professional journalistic career in 1978, while he was a history graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, when he assisted Wayne King with a New York Times Magazine article called “The Case Against the Wilmington Ten.” Since then he has written articles, reviews and previews in Downbeat, Jazz Line, The Spectator Magazine, The Urban Journal, The Carolina Times, The Daily Tar Heel,The Independent Weekly, The Wilmington Star News, The Wilmington Journal, Encore Magazine and Reggae Report. He has appeared on "The State of Things" with host Frank Stasio on WUNC-FM, Chapel Hill, NC and Metro Watch with host Gloria Minott on WPFW-FM, Washington, D.C. In 1982, while a jazz announcer at WDBS-FM in Durham, North Carolina, he wrote the liner notes for an album entitled “The Story Teller” by vocalist Bus Brown (Relate Records). Later that year, Thomas published The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten (a revised edition was published by U.B. & U.S. Books, Hampton, Virginia, in the fall of 1993). His second book, Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Tale of the Wilmington Incident of February 1971 was published February 2006. Larry is currently working on an historical study of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina’s Jazz Mecca (1941—1945). He is also the author of "The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan," an exclusive critically-acclaimed article posted on his blog, carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com, as well as websites like Women in Jazz South Florida, The Listening Group of D.C. and the Dutch-based keepswinging.blogspot.com. Thomas has also presented his informative historical lecture--The Carolina Jazz Connection with Larry Reni Thomas--at universities, colleges, schools, and public places since 2008. Thomas is the founder and project director of Larry Thomas & Associates, Inc., a volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt, cultural arts organization, dedicated to the jazz and Caribbean cultures. The primary purpose is to elevate the cultural awareness of the community by propagating, promoting and presenting these two vital, vibrant art forms to the public. Larry was also an active member of the now defunct IAJE, (The International Association for Jazz Education), served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Jazz Network and the Triangle Jazz Society. Thomas has a M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has done further study at UNC’s graduate school of Journalism. He was a jazz announcer with WHQR-FM, Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1984-1994; station manager of WWIL-AM (1990); an evening jazz announcer, interim station manager, program director and producer for WNCU-FM, Durham, North Carolina from 1995 to 2003 and a jazz announcer at WXYC-FM, WXDU-FM and WCOM-FM. Larry also taught History at Shaw University Cape (1989-94) in Wilmington and Durham, North Carolina, and at Omuteko Gwamaziima, an African-centered charter school in Durham. His interests are writing, reading, traveling, jogging and music. His wife, Candace, is a fiber artist, whose work, "Moonchild" (an abstract portrait of the late jazz pianist/composer Brother Yusuf Salim) appeared as a part of Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, Contemporary African-American Quilts, at the American Folk Art Museum, New York City in 2009. Author of : The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Book Signing : APRIL 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm, Letters Book Shop 313 W. Main Street, Durham, North Carolina A must read ! www.khabooks.com to place your order ! Web site: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=632823786802100&set=gm.255391377974411&type=1&theater — with Francia Messado and Jak Beula.
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TALUT-CALUT KISSASI (OKUMANIZI TAVSİYE EDERİM) Kur’anda Niçin Kıssalar anlatılır? Allah (cc), Kur’an-ı Kerimi biz inanan kullarına, hidayet rehberi ve yol gösterici olarak indirmiştir. Kur’anı Kerimde İman, ibadet, cihad, ahlak kon Read more ...
uları işlenir. Kur’anın üslubu bunları kuru bilgiler halinde veya salt emir ve yasaklar zinciri halinde sunmak değildir. Kur’an’da konular misallerle, insanın zihninde, hayalinde canlandırabileceği şekilde anlatılır. Geçmişte yaşayan insanların kıssaları anlatılarak onların hallerinden dersler çıkarmamız istenir. Tarihi olaylar günümüze ışık tutar.Bugün Kur’anda anlatılan kıssalardan Talut ve Calut olayını anlatacağız. Bu olay tam da günümüzde yaşanan fitneler karşısında müminlerin geçirdiği iman zafiyetini anlatmaktadır İmanı zayıf olanlar yolda elenip, kaybolup giderken, az bir topluluk olan gerçekten iman eden ve cihad eden grup zaferi kazanır. 2. Bakara Suresi 246..251 ayeti kerimelerin mealleri: 246. Musa’dan sonra Ben-i İsrail’den ileri gelen kimseleri görmedin mi? Kendilerine gönderilmiş bir peygambere “Bize bir hükümdar gönder ki (onun komutasında) Allah yolunda savaşalım demişlerdi. “Ya size savaş yazılır da savaşmazsanız?” dedi. “Yurtlarımızdan çıkarılmış çocuklarımızdan uzaklaştırılmış olduğumuz halde Allah yolunda neden savaşmayalım. “ dediler. Kendilerine savaş yazılınca içlerinden pek azı hariç geri dönüp kaçtılar. Allah zalimleri iyi bilir. 247. Peygamberleri onlara: bilin ki Allah, Talut’u size hükümdar olarak gönderdi. Dedi. Bunun üzerine Biz hükümdarlığa da layık olduğumuz halde ,kendisine servet ve zenginlik yönünden geniş imkanlar verilmemişken , o bize nasıl hükümdar olur? Dediler. “Allah sizin üzerinize onu seçti. İlimde ve bedende ona üstünlük verdi. Allah mülkünü dilediğine verir. Allah her şeyi ihata eden ve her şeyi bilendir.” dedi. 248. Peygamberleri onlara; onun hükümdarlığının alameti Tabut’un size gelmesidir. Meleklerin taşıdığı o tabutun içinde Rabbinizden size bir ferahlık ve sükunet, Musa ve Harun hanedanlarının bıraktıklarından bir bakiye “kalıntı” vardır., dedi. 249. Talut askerlerle beraber ( cihad için) ayrılınca, Biliniz ki Allah sizi bir ırmakla imtihan edecek. Kim ondan içerse benden değildir.Eliyle bir avuç içen müstesna kim ondan içmezse bendendir, dedi. İçlerinden pek azı müstesna hepsi ırmaktan içtiler. Talut ve iman edenler beraberce ırmağı geçince : bugün bizim Calut’a ve askerlerine karşı koyacak hiçbir gücümüz yoktur, dediler. Allah’ın huzuruna varacaklarına inananlar, nice az topluluk Allah’ın izniyle çok topluluğu yenmiştir. Allah sabredenlerle beraberdir, dediler. 250. “Onlar (Tâlut’a itaat eden mü’minler) Câlut ile askerlerine karşı (savaşmak için) meydana çıktılar ve dediler ki; “Ey Rabbimiz! Üzerimize sabır yağdır ve (kalplerimizi cihada karşı kuvvetlendirerek) ayaklarımızı sabit kıl ve kafir kavme karşı bize yardım et.” 251. “ Onları Allah’ın izniyle hemen bozguna uğrattılar. Davut (as) Câlut’u öldürdü. Allah O’na (Davud as) mülk ve hikmeti verdi. Ve O’na dilediğinden tam manasıyla öğretti. Allah’ın, insanların bazısını bazısıyla önlemeseydi, elbette yeryüzü fesada uğrardı. Fakat Allah alemlere lütufkardır. TALUT VE CALÛT Allah-u Teala Hz. Musa(as)’dan sonra İsrailoğullarına birçok Peygamber gönderdi. O Peygamberlerin vazifeleri; Tevrat’ın hükümlerini yerine getirmek için halkı davet etmek, unuttuklarını onlara hatırlatmak ve amel etmelerini sağlamaktı. Yıllar geçtikçe İsrailoğulları, Tevrat’ı tağyir (değiştirme) ve kendi arzu ve heveslerine göre te’vil etmeye (yorumlamaya) başladılar. Böylece isyanlar çoğaldı… Fitne-fesad her yeri kapladı. Peygamberlerini dinlemez oldular. Ahlak diye bir şey kalmadı. İşte o zaman Allah-u Teala Hazretleri Amâlika kavmini (Mısır ile Şam arasında yaşayan) Benî İsraile musallat etti. Amâlikalıların başında bulunan Calût’un ordusu İsrailoğullarını topraklarından çıkardılar. Çocuklarını esir alıp, cemaatlerini dağıttılar. İsrailoğulları perişan oldu. Her biri bir yerde içine kurt girmiş koyun sürüsü gibi dağılıp, bir dağ başında kaldılar. Düştükleri bu kötü durumdan kurtulmak için; reisleri ve ileri gelen büyükleri toplanıp, o zaman kendilerine gönderilen Peygamberlerine gittiler.[1] Bakara suresi 246. ayette Cenab-ı Hakk şöyle buyurmaktadır: “Musa’dan sonra İsrailoğullarından ileri gelen kimseleri görmedin mi? Kendilerine gönderilmiş bir peygambere: “Bize bir hükümdar gönder ki (O’nun komutasında) Allah yolunda savaşalım” demişlerdi. (Peygamberleri onlara): “Ya savaş size farz kılınınca savaşmazsanız” dedi. (Onlar da) “Yurtlarımızdan çıkarılmış, çocuklarımızdan uzaklaştırılmış olduğumuz halde Allah yolunda neden savaşmayalım” dediler. Kendilerine savaş farz kılınınca, içlerinden pek azı hariç geri dönüp kaçtılar. Allah o zalimleri hakkiyle bilicidir.” İsrailoğulları düştükleri sıkıntılardan kurtulmak için peygamberlerinden hükümdar tayin etmesini ve onunla beraber savaşmak istediler. Böylece çıkarıldıkları evlerine ve evlatlarına kavuşmak istiyorlardı. Ama peygamberleri onların “Vefa, sadakat ve cihada isteksizlik noktasındaki kusurlarını” geçmişteki tecrübelerle bildiği için “ya savaşmazsanız” diye uyardı. Ama onlar, bu durumda savaşmaktan başka kurtuluş olmadığını ifade ederek “evlerimizden ve çocuklarımızdan uzaklaştırıldığımıza göre niçin Allah için savaşmayalım?” dediler. İmam-ı Kuşeyrî, bu ayetin bu bölümünü açıklarken;“İsrailoğulları iyi niyetlerine evlat ve mal endişesini karıştırarak hareket ettiler. İhlâsla Allahın emrine uymayıp rahata kavuşmak isteyenler gibi başta intikam hissiyle güçlerini göstermek için harbe kalktılar. Sonra iş sıkıya gelince; işleri sözlerine uymadı, maksatları tamam olmadı. Eğer onlar, Allahu teala bize cihadı farz kıldı, bizim O’nun emrini tutmamız gerekli. Çünkü O bizim Mevla’mızdır. Deselerdi maksatları tamam olacaktı”.[2] der.Şimdi bizlerde iyinin, güzelin, doğrunun ve adil olanın hakim olması ve tüm insanlığın kurtuluşu için var gücümüzle çalışırken, rütbe, makam, mevki, madde ve menfaatlerden yüz çevirip yalnız Allah rızasını gözetirsek Allah (cc) umduklarımızın daha fazlasına bizi muvaffak kılacaktır. Allahu teala hazretleri İsrailoğullarına savaşı farz kıldığı zaman ise çok azı hariç çoğu geri döndüler. Allah bu kimseleri “zalimler” diye niteleyip büyük bir azapla korkutmuştur. Bakara suresi 247. ayette şöyle buyrulmaktadır; “Peygamberleri onlara “Bilin ki Allah Talût’u size hükümdar olarak gönderdi” dedi. Bunun üzerine: Biz, hükümdarlığa ondan daha layık olduğumuz halde, kendisine servet ve zenginlik yönünden geniş imkânlar verilmemişken, O bize nasıl hükümdar olur? dediler. Allah sizin üzerinize O’nu seçti. İlimde ve bedende O’na üstünlük verdi. Allah mülkünü dilediğine verir. Allah vâsi (her şeyi ihata eden) ve âlim (her şeyi bilen)’dir. dedi. Peygamberleri, Allah’a bir hükümdar göndermesi için dua etti. Ve Allah-u Teala onlara Talût’u gönderdi. İsrailoğulları, Talût’un Yusuf (as)’ın öz kardeşi Bünyamin’in soyundan olduğunu görünce şaşırıp itiraz ettiler. Çünkü o zamana kadar; peygamberlik Yakup (as)’ın 12 oğlundan Lavi’nin soyundan, hükümdarlık ise, Yahuza’nın soyundan gelenlere veriliyordu. Gönderilen hükümdarın Bünyamin’in soyundan gelmesini kabullenemediler. İtirazlarındaki diğer önemli husus da Talût’un fakir olmasıydı. Talût, deri tabakacısı, su taşıyıcısı ya da bir çobandı. İsrailoğulları’nın ileri gelenlerine göre hükümdarlık, servet ve sermaye sahiplerinin olmalıydı. Hâlbuki bu fikir, toplum menfaatine ve adalete aykırıdır. Doğru olan, iktidara ehil olanların gelmesidir. Kişinin ehliyetini, O’nun manevi gücü, bilgisi ve görgüsü ile beden kuvveti ve cesareti temsil eder. Ayet-i kerimede, ilimdeki kuvvetin bedendeki kuvvetten önce zikredilmesinden, devlet reisliği için ilim ve zekânın bedeni üstünlüklerden daha önemli olduğu anlaşılmaktadır. Binaenaleyh; başkanın ehil olması için insanların durum ve hallerinden haberdar olması, memleketini idare edebilmek için kudret ve cesaret sahibi olup, memleketin iç ve dış meselelerini iyice bilmesi ve çözümler üretmesi gerekmektedir. Kişinin ehliyetli olup olmadığı söylemleri ile değil yaptığı icraatlarla anlaşılır. Talut’un hükümdarlığına itiraz eden İsrailoğulları Peygamberlerinden O’nun hükümdarlığını gösteren bir alâmet istediler. O alamet de onlar için kutsal sayılan “Tabutu” Tâlut’un elinde görmeleridir. Bakara suresi 248. ayet: Peygamberleri onlara: “O’nun hükümdarlığının alameti, “Tabut’un” size gelmesidir. Meleklerin taşıdığı o Tabut’un içinde Rabbinizden size bir ferahlık ve sükûnet, Musa ve Harun (as) hanedanlarının bıraktıklarından bir bakiyye “kalıntı” vardır. Eğer inanmış kimseler iseniz sizin için bunda şüphesiz bir alamet vardır” dedi. Tabut “sandık” demektir. İsrailoğulları, bu Tabut’u gittikleri savaşlarda önlerinde götürür, bu sayede askerleri güç ve moral kazanır, zafere ulaşırlardı. Tabutun içinde bizzat Musa (as) ve Harun (as)’ın bıraktıkları, Musa (as)’ın ayakkabısı, âsası, Harun (as)’ın sarığı ve kendilerine inen kudret helvasından bir ölçek ile Tevrat’tan kırık levha parçaları bulunan emanetler vardı [3] Bu konuda Peygamber efendimiz (sav)’in; “Peygamberler ne bir altın, ne bir gümüş miras bırakmamış, miras olarak ancak ilim bırakmışlardır.” Hadis-i şerifinde ifade ettiği üzere,bize bırakılan en kutsal emanet “Kur’an ve sünnet”tir Yalnız bu ikisine sarıldığımız zaman kalplerimizdeki korku ve ümitsizlikler kaybolacak ve Allah’ın izniyle kurtuluşa ve zafere ulaşacak,iki cihanda da saadete kavuşacağız inşaallah.[4] Allah ü Teala azgınlık ve fesatları sebebiyle İsrailoğullarının ellerinden Tabut’u almıştı. İşte bu değerli Tabut’u Allah-u Teala melekleriyle Tâlut’a ulaştırdı. Tabut’u Tâlut’ta görünce O’nun hükümdarlığını kabul etmek zorunda kaldılar. Böylece kalplerinde ‘’Sekine’’ denilen güven ve emniyete kavuşma hissi hasıl oldu Bakara suresi 249. ayet: “Tâlut ordusu ile beraber (cihad için) ayrılınca: biliniz ki, Allah sizi bir ırmak ile imtihan edecek. Kim ondan içerse benden değildir. Eliyle bir avuç içen müstesna kim ondan içmezse bendendir, dedi. İçlerinden pek azı hariç hepsi ırmaktan içtiler. Tâlut ve iman edenler beraberce ırmağı geçince: “Bugün bizim Câlut ve askerlerine karşı koyacak gücümüz yoktur, dediler. Allah’ın huzuruna varacaklarına inananlar: “Nice az sayıda topluluk çok sayıda topluluğu yenmiştir. Allah sabredenlerle beraberdir, dediler”. Tabut’un gelmesiyle İsrailoğulları Tâlut’un etrafında savaşa hazırlanmaya başladılar. Tâlut onların gençlerinden yaklaşık 70-80 bin kişi seçti. Tâlut ve ordusu Ad kavminden gelen Câlut ile savaşmak için Kudüs’ten ayrıldıklarında mevsim de hararetin çok olduğu bir zamandı. Bir ovaya girdiklerinde askerler su istediler. Tâlut’ta Allah-u Tealanın onları (Ürdün ve Filistin arasında suyu tatlı bir) ırmakla imtihan edeceğini söyledi. O sudan ya hiç içmemelerini yada bir avuçla yetinmelerini emretti. Böylece Cenab-ı Hakk Tâlut’a gerçekten itaat edenlerle etmeyenleri ayırt etmek istedi. Nitekim hükümdarı dinleyip sudan bir avuç alanlar hem kendileri, hem hayvanları, hem de hizmetçileri bu sudan içiyor ve suya kanıyorlardı. Suya saldıranlar ise; ancak susuzlukları ve hararetleri artıyor ve dudakları kararıyordu… Sudan içenler Tâlut’tan ayrıldılar ve nehri geçemediler. Onlar imtihanı kaybettiler. Tâlut’un emrine uyup, hiç içmeyen veya sadece bir avuç içip nehri geçen mü’minler iki kısma ayrıldılar. Bir kısmı; dünya hayatı ve malını seven ve tabiatında korku olanlar Câlut’un 100.000 veya 300.000 kişilik ordusunu görünce “Bugün bizim Câlut ve ordularına karşı savaşacak gücümüz yoktur ” dediler. Diğer bir kısım yani: Allah yolunda ölüme aldırmayan, imanı kuvvetli cesur kimselerde, korkanlara karşı; “Nice az topluluklar, Allah’ın izniyle çok toplulukları yenmiştir.” dediler. Bu ayetlerden çıkaracağımız pek çok dersler vardır.Bunlar, İmtihan ve tasfiye, Emre itaat, İmanın gücü, Allah’a tam bir teslimiyettir.Tâlut ve ordusunun nehirle imtihan olması gibi; hepimiz hayatımızın bir çok bölümünde imtihan olunmaktayız. Kazancımızda helali gözetmekle; yaşantımızda İslam’ın emirlerini yerini getirip-getirmemekle; haramlarından kaçmakla , başkalarını da uyarmakla hatta yöneticilerimizi seçmekle imtihan olunuyoruz. “Zamanın gerçeği budur, herkes böyle yapıyor, hangi çağda yaşıyoruz, dünya küreselleşti, düşmana karşı koyamayız” gibi birçok söz bize mantıklı gelse de, Kur’an ve sünnete uymayan hiçbir kişi, cemaat, topluluk, millet gerçek kurtuluşa ve zafere ulaşamaz. Dünyada kazanmış görünse de ahiretini kaybetmiştir. O gün imtihan vesilesi olan ırmak, bugün karşımıza makam, mevki, para ve dünyalık zenginlikler olarak çıkmaktadır. Elbette bu imtihan her dönem ve topluluğa göre farklı şekilde kıyamete kadar devam edecektir Hidayet üzere iken, İlim ve Salih amellerle meşgul olurken de bu imtihan devam edecektir Zira, emre uyarak ırmağı gecen inananlar ,içtikleri su ölçüsünce tekrar “tasfiye” olmuşlardır. İnananlar arasında dünya hayatı ve malını seven, ölümden de korkanlar Calut’un askeri gücünü görünce “bugün bizim gücümüz yoktur” deyip savaşmak istememişlerdir. Peygamber Efendimiz (sav) buyurdular ki: “Bir gün gelecek, her taraftan ümmetler (topluluklar) böcekler gibi üzerimize üşüşecek….”Biz dedik ki: O gün çok az mı olacağız? Ya Resulallah! Peygamber (sav): O gün çok olacaksınız, fakat selin önündeki çer çöp gibi olacaksınız. O gün düşmanlarınızın kalbinden heybetiniz alınacak ve sizin kalbinize “VEHEN” yerleşecek. -“Vehen” nedir Ya Rasülullah. Dedi ki: -“Dünya sevgisi ve ölümden tiksintidir.” Talut’un ordusunda bulunan Hz. Davut’un da içinde bulunduğu Ahiretteki hesaptan korkan,Kuvvet ve Kudret sahibinin ancak Allah olduğuna iman eden, yardımın yalnız O’ ndan geleceğine inanarak tam bir teslimiyet ile emre itaat edenler nice az topluluklar çok topluluklara galip gelmiştir diyerek sadakatlerini gösterdiler Burada dikkat edeceğimiz en önemli husus da “lidere itaattir.” Bu ayetlerde askeri disiplin anlatılır. Bir ordunun başarılı olması her şeyden önce komutanın emirlerine harfiyen uymakla mümkün olur. Savaşta galip gelmek sayıya bağlı değildir. Haklı olmaya, doğruluğa, disipline, iman ve moral gücüne bağlıdır. Dinimizde Başkanın yapacağı işlerde “istişare etmesi” sünnettir. Herkes fikrini söylemelidir.Ancak Başkan kararı aldıktan sonra “itaatsizlik” veya daha iyisini yaparım diye ayrılıp gitmek caiz değildir.Ne zaman itaat olmadığını Peygamber Efendimiz )s.a.v.) bize bildiriyorlar Dinleyip itaat, günahla emr olunmadıkca haktır Günahla emrolunduğunda zaman ise dinleyip,itaat etmek yoktur..”Fethul Bari VI,115,NO107 günahla emr olunma hariç” diğer zamanlarda itaatsizlik zaferin gecikmesine sebeb olur.Uhud savaşında peygamber efendimiz (sav), savaş stratejisi gereği arkadan gelecek saldırılara karşı Abdullah b. Zübeyr başkanlığında 50 okçuyu Uhud dağına yerleştirdi. Ve onlara; yendiğimizi veya yenildiğimizi görseniz dahi yerlerinizden ayrılmayın. Bize yardım da etmeyin …” diye emretti savaşın başlangıcında Müslümanlar yenip , müşrikler kaçmaya başlayınca, okçuların çoğu biz de ganimetlerden alalım diye yerlerinden ayrıldılar. Başlarındaki Hz. Abdullah “Rasülullah bize ne emretti”. Ayrılmayın dese de bırakıp savaş meydanına indiler. Düşman ordusundan Halid b. Velid komutasındaki atlılar bu durumu görünce arkadan dolaşarak Müslümanları kuşattılar. İşte inananların komutanın emirlerine uymaması sonucunda 70 Müslüman’ın şehit olması, Rasülullah’ın dişinin kırılması ve zaferin gecikmesi sonuçlarını doğurmuştur. İtaatleri sebebiyle imtihanı kazanan az topluluk Calut’un ordusuyla karşılaşınca “tam bir teslimiyet”ile yardım için Allah’a yalvardılar.Bize düşen az da olsak Allah için Allah’ın dinini yüceltmek için çalışmaktır. Tüm işlerin yönetimi Mevla Tealanın dilemesine bağlıdır. “Sayısı az da olsa, Allah’ın yardım ettiği kişiler ”alçak“olmaz. Sayıları ve kuvvetleri çok da olsa, Allah’ın yardımsız bıraktığı kimseler “aziz” olamaz. Bedir ashabı da sayıca az olduğu halde Allah’ın yardımıyla zafere ulaşmıştır dediler Calut ve askerleriyle savaşa tutuştuklarında, Ey Rabbimiz yüreğimizi sabırla doldur. Bize direnme gücü ver, kafir kavme karşı bize yardım. Bakara suresi 250. ayet:“Onlar (Tâlut’a itaat eden mü’minler) Câlut ile askerlerine karşı (savaşmak için) meydana çıktılar ve dediler ki; “Ey Rabbimiz! Üzerimize sabır yağdır ve (kalplerimizi cihada karşı kuvvetlendirerek) ayaklarımızı sabit kıl ve kafir kavme karşı bize yardım et.” Bakara suresi 251. ayet:“ Onları Allah’ın izniyle hemen bozguna uğrattılar. Davut (as) Câlut’u öldürdü. Allah O’na (Davud as) mülk ve hikmeti verdi. Ve O’na dilediğinden tam manasıyla öğretti. Allah’ın, insanların bazısını bazısıyla önlemeseydi, elbette yeryüzü fesada uğrardı. Fakat Allah alemlere lütufkardır. Düşman ordusuyla karşılaşınca Tâlut’un ordusunda bulunan delikanlı olan Davud sapanındaki taş ile Calut’u öldürdü.Ordusunu kısa zamanda bozguna uğrattılar.Allah’ü Teala Davut’a hem hükümdarlık, hem de peygamberlik vererek Zebur’u indirdi. Ayrıca Davud (as)’a bazı ilimler öğretmiştir. Bunlar; Demiri yumuşatma ve zırh yapma sanatı .Kuş ve karıncaların dilleri.Devlet ve siyaset ilmi. Hiçbir kimseye verilmemiş olan güzel ses. İşte o zalimlerin zülmüne rağmen bir azınlığın azmi,kararlılığı, imanı, gayreti ve duasıyla Allahü Teala böyle tasavvur edilemez büyük başarılar ihsan etti. Buna karşı; iyi ama Allah savaşa hiç meydan vermese ve baskılara müsaade etmese olmaz mı dememeli. Allah bu mücadeleyi, insanların fesat çıkarıcı ve saldırgan kısmını, ıslah edici kısmıyla ortadan kaldırmak, tüm insanları ve bu uğurda ihlas ve sebat ile çalışanları korumak için emretmiştir. İyilik ve fazilet sahibi inananlar , bu noktayı dikkate almaz; eliyle, diliyle ve kalbiyle düzeltmek için çalışmazsa, batılın gücü eline alması kaçınılmazdır. Böylece, onlar da aleme sahip olmak sevdasıyla yeryüzünde fesat çıkarıp zulmü yayacaklardır.bunun sorumlusu ise “onlara meydan veren Hak yolda mücadele etmeyenler” olduğu açık bir gerçektir. Şu halde iki çeşit harp vardır. 1. Harb-i Islah: Düzeltme, iyileştirme harbi 2. Harb-i İffad: Fesat çıkarma, bozgunculuk harbi. Hak tek bir millettir. Batıl ve batıla yardımcı olanlar da tek bir millettir. Mümine emredilen Allah yolunda insanlığın refahı, kurtuluşu ve saadeti için çalışmaktır. Bu da ancak fesat ve zulmün kaynağı olan küfür ve şirkin ortadan kaldırılması ve barışın temin edilmesiyle olacaktır. Bakara suresi 195. ayet-i Kerimesi “ Kendinizi, kendi ellerinizle tehlikeye atmayın” gereğince karınca misali safımızı doğru belirleyip, dünyamızı ve ahiretimizi kurtarmak için var gücümüzle çalışmak en büyük sorumluluğumuzdur. [5] KAYNAKLAR Celaleyn Tefsiri Hulesatül-Beyan Tefsiri Hak Dili Kur’an Dili Peygamberler Tarihi -Asım KÖKSAL Taberi Tefsiri Türkiye Diyanet Vakfı – Kur’anı Kerim ve Açıklamalı Meali Ruhul FurkanTefsiri [1] Hz. Şem’un veya Hz. Yûşâ bin Nûn’a veya kuvvetli bir rivayetle Eşmoil (as)’dır. [2] Letaifu-l İşarât adlı eser. İmam-ı Kuşeyrî [3] Celaleyn Tefsri [4] Ebu Davud ilim 1, Tirmizi ilim 19, İbn-i Mâce mukaddime17, Deylemi mukaddime 32. [5] Hak Dili, Kur’an Dili 2. cl. 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Sunday Night Jazz Show Time: Sundays, 9pm -12 mid /0200-0600hrs GMT DJ / Host: Larry Reni Thomas On the air: http://streema.com/radios/play/29950 Larry Reni Thomas is a 30-year veteran writer/radio announcer based in Chapel Hill, North Caroli Read more ...
na, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. Thomas was born in 1950 and reared in Wilmington, North Carolina. He began his professional journalistic career in 1978, while he was a history graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, when he assisted Wayne King with a New York Times Magazine article called “The Case Against the Wilmington Ten.” Since then he has written articles, reviews and previews in Downbeat, Jazz Line, The Spectator Magazine, The Urban Journal, The Carolina Times, The Daily Tar Heel,The Independent Weekly, The Wilmington Star News, The Wilmington Journal, Encore Magazine and Reggae Report. He has appeared on "The State of Things" with host Frank Stasio on WUNC-FM, Chapel Hill, NC and Metro Watch with host Gloria Minott on WPFW-FM, Washington, D.C. In 1982, while a jazz announcer at WDBS-FM in Durham, North Carolina, he wrote the liner notes for an album entitled “The Story Teller” by vocalist Bus Brown (Relate Records). Later that year, Thomas published The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten (a revised edition was published by U.B. & U.S. Books, Hampton, Virginia, in the fall of 1993). His second book, Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Tale of the Wilmington Incident of February 1971 was published February 2006. Larry is currently working on an historical study of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina’s Jazz Mecca (1941—1945). He is also the author of "The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan," an exclusive critically-acclaimed article posted on his blog, carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com, as well as websites like Women in Jazz South Florida, The Listening Group of D.C. and the Dutch-based keepswinging.blogspot.com. Thomas has also presented his informative historical lecture--The Carolina Jazz Connection with Larry Reni Thomas--at universities, colleges, schools, and public places since 2008. Thomas is the founder and project director of Larry Thomas & Associates, Inc., a volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt, cultural arts organization, dedicated to the jazz and Caribbean cultures. The primary purpose is to elevate the cultural awareness of the community by propagating, promoting and presenting these two vital, vibrant art forms to the public. Larry was also an active member of the now defunct IAJE, (The International Association for Jazz Education), served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Jazz Network and the Triangle Jazz Society. Thomas has a M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has done further study at UNC’s graduate school of Journalism. He was a jazz announcer with WHQR-FM, Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1984-1994; station manager of WWIL-AM (1990); an evening jazz announcer, interim station manager, program director and producer for WNCU-FM, Durham, North Carolina from 1995 to 2003 and a jazz announcer at WXYC-FM, WXDU-FM and WCOM-FM. Larry also taught History at Shaw University Cape (1989-94) in Wilmington and Durham, North Carolina, and at Omuteko Gwamaziima, an African-centered charter school in Durham. His interests are writing, reading, traveling, jogging and music. His wife, Candace, is a fiber artist, whose work, "Moonchild" (an abstract portrait of the late jazz pianist/composer Brother Yusuf Salim) appeared as a part of Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, Contemporary African-American Quilts, at the American Folk Art Museum, New York City in 2009. Author of : The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Book Signing : APRIL 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm, Letters Book Shop 313 W. Main Street, Durham, North Carolina A must read ! www.khabooks.com to place your order ! Web site: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=632823786802100&set=gm.255391377974411&type=1&theater — with Francia Messado and Jak Beula.
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Sunday Night Jazz Show Time: Sundays, 9pm -12 mid /0200-0600hrs GMT DJ / Host: Larry Reni Thomas On the air: http://streema.com/radios/play/29950 Larry Reni Thomas is a 30-year veteran writer/radio announcer based in Chapel Hill, North Caroli Read more ...
na, who has worked at seven radio stations and whose journalistic work has appeared in downbeat and The New York Times Magazine. Thomas was born in 1950 and reared in Wilmington, North Carolina. He began his professional journalistic career in 1978, while he was a history graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, when he assisted Wayne King with a New York Times Magazine article called “The Case Against the Wilmington Ten.” Since then he has written articles, reviews and previews in Downbeat, Jazz Line, The Spectator Magazine, The Urban Journal, The Carolina Times, The Daily Tar Heel,The Independent Weekly, The Wilmington Star News, The Wilmington Journal, Encore Magazine and Reggae Report. He has appeared on "The State of Things" with host Frank Stasio on WUNC-FM, Chapel Hill, NC and Metro Watch with host Gloria Minott on WPFW-FM, Washington, D.C. In 1982, while a jazz announcer at WDBS-FM in Durham, North Carolina, he wrote the liner notes for an album entitled “The Story Teller” by vocalist Bus Brown (Relate Records). Later that year, Thomas published The True Story Behind The Wilmington Ten (a revised edition was published by U.B. & U.S. Books, Hampton, Virginia, in the fall of 1993). His second book, Rabbit! Rabbit! Rabbit!: A Tale of the Wilmington Incident of February 1971 was published February 2006. Larry is currently working on an historical study of The Barn: Wilmington, North Carolina’s Jazz Mecca (1941—1945). He is also the author of "The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan," an exclusive critically-acclaimed article posted on his blog, carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com, as well as websites like Women in Jazz South Florida, The Listening Group of D.C. and the Dutch-based keepswinging.blogspot.com. Thomas has also presented his informative historical lecture--The Carolina Jazz Connection with Larry Reni Thomas--at universities, colleges, schools, and public places since 2008. Thomas is the founder and project director of Larry Thomas & Associates, Inc., a volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt, cultural arts organization, dedicated to the jazz and Caribbean cultures. The primary purpose is to elevate the cultural awareness of the community by propagating, promoting and presenting these two vital, vibrant art forms to the public. Larry was also an active member of the now defunct IAJE, (The International Association for Jazz Education), served on the board of directors of the North Carolina Jazz Network and the Triangle Jazz Society. Thomas has a M.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has done further study at UNC’s graduate school of Journalism. He was a jazz announcer with WHQR-FM, Wilmington, North Carolina, from 1984-1994; station manager of WWIL-AM (1990); an evening jazz announcer, interim station manager, program director and producer for WNCU-FM, Durham, North Carolina from 1995 to 2003 and a jazz announcer at WXYC-FM, WXDU-FM and WCOM-FM. Larry also taught History at Shaw University Cape (1989-94) in Wilmington and Durham, North Carolina, and at Omuteko Gwamaziima, an African-centered charter school in Durham. His interests are writing, reading, traveling, jogging and music. His wife, Candace, is a fiber artist, whose work, "Moonchild" (an abstract portrait of the late jazz pianist/composer Brother Yusuf Salim) appeared as a part of Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition, Contemporary African-American Quilts, at the American Folk Art Museum, New York City in 2009. Author of : The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan Book Signing : APRIL 30, 2014 @ 6:30 pm, Letters Book Shop 313 W. Main Street, Durham, North Carolina A must read ! www.khabooks.com to place your order ! Web site: carolinajazzconnectionwithlarrythomas.blogspot.com https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=632823786802100&set=gm.255391377974411&type=1&theater — with Francia Messado and Jak Beula.
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Peace of Mind Collection of Daruds : Beloved Islamic Brothers and Respected Sisters Durood is the way to Janna'h! Durood Shareef are equivalent and give full benefits, but some selected and very promptly accepted and favoured Durood Shareefs are the following:- Read more ...
1. DUROOD-E-IBRAHIMI ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA SALLAITA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID. ALLAHUMMA BAARIK ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN KAMAA BAARAKTA ALA IBRAHIMA WA ALA AALI IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMIDUM MAJID. "O Allah, let Your Blessings come upon Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious. Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad, as you have blessed Ibrahim and his family. Truly, You are Praiseworthy and Glorious". The famous companion of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), Hadrat Ka'ab bin Ujrah (radi Allahu anhu), narrates that once it was enquired from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) as to how blessings should be sent to him. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) replied that the blessings be said in the manner (it has been mentioned) above, that is, Durood-e-Ibrahimi. 2. DUROOD-E-NAHARIYA ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SALAWATAN KAMILATAW WA SALLIM SALAAMAN TAAAMAN ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIL LAZI TANHALLU BIHIL UQADU WATAN FARIJU BIHIL KURABU WA TUQDA BIHIL HAWA IJU WA TUNAALU BIHIR RAGHAAA'IBU WAHUSNUL KHAWATIMI WA USTASQAAYAL GHAMAMU BIWAJHIHIL KAREEMI WA ALAAA A'LIHI WASAHBIHI FI KULLI LAMHATIW WA NAFSIN BI ADADA KULLI MA'LUMIL LAKA YAAA ALLAHU YAAA ALLAHU YAAA ALLAHU. "O Allah! Every moment and in every breath, bestow complete and the best blessings and perfect peace which is endless on Muhammad, our master, and on his descendants and his Companions, and may, for His Sake, all our troubles and tortures be over, calamities ended, and all our needs fulfilled, all our cherished desires attained, and good ends vouch-saved, and clouds are laden with water through the glorious countenance of Prophet. The perfect blessings and peace on the Prophet's House, his Family and his Companions every instance in number equal to the count of all things in Thy Knowledge". Durood-e-Nahariya is a great power. If it is recited daily, it will give such strength and power to the reciter that no one on earth will be able to subdue him. It is a grand success in all the affairs of the world. If this Durood Shareef is recited during days of calamities, Allah Ta'ala will help the reciter from the quarters unknown to the human beings. The reciter will be able to cross every barrier of handicap safely and soundly. In every worldly affair, in every trial and tribulation, success will be his net income. 3. DUROOD-E-FATH ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM WABARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIL FAATIHI LIMA UGHLIQA WAL KHAATIMI LIMA SABAKA WAN NAASIRIL HAQQA BIL HAQQI WAL HAADI ILA SIRAATIKAL MUSTAQEEMI SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WA ALA AALI WA ASHABIHI HAQQA QADRIHI MIQDAARIHIL AZEEM. "O Allah! May Thy grace, peace and blessings rest on Muhammad, our Master, who opens that which is closed, and closes that which is preceded, who helps truth with truth, and who guided mankind to Thy straight path. May blessings of Allah be on him and his Family and Companions as according to his exalted position befitting his merit and his high rank". Actually, this Durood Shareef is in the Holy Quran; but then it was kept a secret. Hadrat Abu-Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu), the first Caliph of Islam, used to recite it daily without fail. Some narrations say that it is because of this Durood that he was awarded the title of "Siddique" which means "Testifier to the Truth". Hadrat Abul Muqqarab (alaihir rahmah) says that a man's total sins will be washed away if he recites Durood-e-Fath for forty days continuously. Hadrat Shaikh Muhammad Bakari (alaihir rahmah) says that the recitation of Durood-e-Fath once a day relieves the reciter from the Fire of Hell. Hadrat Syed Ahmed Hillam (alaihir rahmah) says that Durood-e- Fath was the most favourite routine of Hadrat Ghaus-e-Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (alaihir rahmah) of Baghdad Shareef. The great Saints also say that Durood-e-Fath is actual and real light. Hadrat Sheikh Yusuf Bin Ismail (alaihir rahmah) says that this Durood Shareef is the greatest mystery of Allah. It brings 100% success and happiness to the reciter. In fact, this Durood Shareef brings prosperity and favour and solves all the complex problems by the Grace of Allah. When a man recites this Durood Shareef, the Angels of Allah surround him, mercy covers him and peace starts descending on him. 4. DUROOD-E-SHAFI'I ALLAHUMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN KULLAMA ZAKARAHUZ ZAAKIRUNA WA KULLAMA GHAFALA UN ZIKRIHIL GHAFILUN. "O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad and his children whenever he is remembered by those who remember him, and shower blessings on Muhammad and family whenever he is not remembered by the negligent, and grant him peace constantly in abundance". This Durood Shareef is called Durood-e-Shafi'i because Hadrat Imam Shafi'i (alaihir rahmah) used to recite it constantly and he received glad tidings of Jannah in this world. This Durood Shareef is of a very great significance. It brings tremendous prosperity, health, happiness and success in this and the next world. Hadrat Allama Sakhavi (alaihir rahmah) has written in his book that Abdullah bin Abdul Hakam saw Hadrat Imam Shafi'i (radi Allahu anhuma) in a dream after his death and inquired about life after death. Imam Shafi'i (alaihir rahmah) told him that because of the continuous recitation of the above Durood Shareef, Allah Ta'ala gave him the most exalted position of the highest grade in Heaven and forgave him. Hadrat Imam Muzni (alaihir rahmah) has also narrated exactly the same story. This Durood Shareef is of a very great significance. It brings tremendous prosperity, health and happiness and success in this world and the Aakirah. 5. DUROOD-E-DAWAAMI ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN ADADA MA FI ILMIL LAAHI SALAWAATAN DAA'IMATAN BIDAWAAMI MULKILLAH. "O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad, our master, in the number that is in Thy knowledge such blessings as may continue for ever eternal as Thy Kingdom". This Durood Shareef is of a very great value. If it is recited only once, it amounts to all the rewards of all the Duroods. By reciting this Durood, one gets peace of mind and success in this world as well as in the next. After reciting this Durood Shareef, the reciter can claim that he has recited almost all the Duroods which are in this world known to the people. During days of upheavals, this Durood Shareef brings relief, success and true happiness. It is mostly the Saints and very pious people who recite this Durood after every prayer. They also recommended this Durood Shareef to all the needy. 6. DUROOD-E-TUNAJJINA ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN SALAATAN TUNAJJINA BIHA MIN JAMI'IL AHWAALI WAL'AFAATI WA TAQDILANA BIHA MIN JAMI'IL HAAJAATI WATU TAHIRUNA BIHA MIN JAMI'IS SAYYI AATI WATAR FA'UNA BI HAA A'LAD DARAJAATI WATU BAL LIGHUNA BIHA AQSAL GHAAYAATI MIN JAMI'IL KHAIRAATI FIL HAYAATI WABA'DAL MAMAATI INNAKA ALA KULLI SHAY IN QADEER. "O Allah! Shower blessings on Muhammad, our Master, and his Family such blessings by means of which Thou may relieve us of all anxieties and calamities. Thou may satisfy all our needs. Thou may clean us of all evils and thanks for which Thou may grant us high position and high rank and status in Thy presence, and Thou may lead us to the utmost limit of our aspirations and capacity in whatever is best in this world as well as in the world Hereafter, as Thou has the full Power over everything". This Durood Shareef is always a cure for all calamities in the world of worldly affairs. It was taught by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) himself. To recite this Durood Shareef 70 times during days of calamity, turmoil and trouble, is a must. It works wonders. The great Scholar, Saint, Jurist and author, Imam ibn-Faikihani (alaihir rahmah) says that there was once a pious man called Sheikh Moosa Zareer (alaihir rahmah). He embarked on a voyage by ship. Due to a heavy storm, the ship started sinking. All the passengers on board started crying and clamouring, but Sheikh Moosa Zareer (alaihir rahmah) went to sleep. He saw the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream and the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) directed him and the passengers to recite Durood-e-Tunajjina 1 000 times. Sheikh Moosa Zareer (alaihir rahmah) got up and started the recitation. As soon as he finished 300 Durood Shareefs, the storm subsided and the ship was saved. The other ship on the high seas sank, but this ship reached its destination safely and soundly. This miracle was a sufficient eye-opener for the members of the ship. It was by the Grace of Allah Ta'ala and Durood-e-Tunajjina that all were saved. All the Saints have unanimously given verdict that Durood-e-Tunajjina is the best cure of all ills and all calamities of this world. 7. DUROOD-E-QURAANI ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI WA ASHABI BI ADADA MA FI JAMI'IL QURAANI HARFAN HARFAN WABI ADADI KULLI HARFIN ALFAN ALFAN. "O Allah! Send your blessings and peace on Muhammad, our Master, and on his Progeny and his Companions according to the number of every letter in Quran and let each letter carry thousands of blessings and salutations in it". This Durood Shareef is a very sacred one. If it is recited after every prayer, it is said that the reciter will receive the Sawaab equivalent to the recital of the entire Holy Quran. After reading the verses of the Holy Quran, this Durood Shareef should be recited 3 times. 8. DUROOD-E-SADAQAH ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN ABDIKA WA RASOOLIKA WA SALLI ALAL MU'MINEENA WAL MU'MINAATI WAL MUSLIMEENA WAL MUSLIMAATI. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessings and beneficence on Muhammad, Thy creature and Thy Messenger, and shower beneficence on all men of faith and women of faith, and Muslim men and Muslim women". This Durood Shareef is a special one. Hadrat Abu Saeed Khudri (radi Allahu anhu), a close companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Whoever does not possess wealth to give in charity, should recite this Durood in his Du'a. It will become a source of (spiritual) cleanliness for him". Hadrat Abu Huraira (radi Allahu anhu) says that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Allah has said, 'If you spend I shall spend on you'". This means that if you spend your money on others - the poor, sick, needy and the orphan - Allah will give you in abundance. But, what if a man has nothing to give in charity? By reading Durood-e-Sadaqah, it will suffice. 9. DUROOD-E-WALI ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADININ NABI YIL UMMI YI WA AALIHI WABAARIK WA SALLIM. "O Allah! Send blessings on Muhammad, our chief the unlettered Apostle and his Family Thy favours and thy Salutations". Hadrat Shah Wali'ullah Dehlvi (alaihir rahmah) said that his father commanded him to recite the above Durood Shareef as it was the best one. Hadrat Abu Hurairah (radi Allahu anhu), a close companion of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), has said that if a person recites this Durood eighty times on Friday (after evening prayers), then his sins equivalent to 80 years will be forgiven. This is a very important Durood Shareef which brings forth immediate success and satisfaction to the heart and the mind. Hadrat Zarar bin Auzar (radi Allahu anhu), another companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) says that he used to recite this Durood Shareef and fight with the non-believers. In every battle, he saw that success kissed his feet, and he never lost any battle on any day. 10. DUROOD-E-ALI ALLHUMMAJ AL SALAWAATIKA WA BARAKAATIKA ALA MUHAMMADININ NABI YI WA AZWAAJIHI UMMAHAATIL MU'MINEENA WAZURRIYATIHI WA AHLI BAYTIHI KAMA SALLAYTA ALA IBRAHIMA INNAKA HAMEEDUM MAJEED. "O Allah! Bestow blessing and bounty on our Prophet and on his wives, who are the Mothers of the Faithful, and on his descendants and on the members of his Household in the manner as Thou conferred blessings on Prophet Ibrahim. Verily, thou art the Praiseworthy and the Glorious". Hadrat Ali (radi Allahu anhu) said that if any one wishes that he should get the maximum reward for one Durood alone, then he must recite the above Durood Shareef. 11. DUROOD-E-GHAUSIA ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADINIS SAABIQI LILKHALQI NURUHU WA RAHMATUL LIL AALIMEENA ZUHURUHU ADADA MAMADA MIN KHALQIKA WAMAM BAQIYA WAMAN SAIDA MINHUM WAMAN SHAQIYA SALAWAATAN TASTAGHRIQUL ADDA WATUHEETU BIL HADDI SALAATAN LA GHAAYATA LAHA WALA MUNTAHA WALAN QADAAA'A SALAWAATAN DAAA'IMATAN BIDAWAAMIKA WA ALAAA AALIHI WASAHBIHI WA SALLIMA TASLEEMAM MISLA ZAALIKA. "O Allah! Send thy blessings on our Master, Muhammad, whose light was created before anything else in this world and whose appearance became mercy and signal boon for all the creatures, equivalent to all those created previously and hereafter equal in number with the lucky and unlucky ones; and send thy blessing and bounties on him in the number which is impossible to be counted even, and which may be spread all over, and also that kindness and mercy which has neither beginning nor end, and which is always fresh and fine with your kindness, and the same blessings on his Family and Companions permanently". This Durood Shareef was very dear and near to Hazrat Ghaus-e-Azam, Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilani (alaihir rahmah) of Baghdad Shareef. He ended all his lectures, recitations and writings with this Durood. It is for this reason that it is called Durood-e-Ghausia. It is very sacred, very important, very effective and 100% success. The Saints says that if a man recites this Durood Shareef 10 times in the morning and 10 times in the evening, Allah Ta'ala fetches him nearer and nearer and loves him a lot. The reciter becomes a Saint himself. Apart from this, he will be safe from all the catastrophes of the world. The Mercy of Allah will start pouring upon him endlessly. 12. DUROOD-E-AKBAR ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADININ NABI YIL UMMIYIL ARABIYIL QURASHIYIL HAASHIMIYIL MAKKIYIL MADANIYI SAAHIBAT TAAJI WAL MI'RAAJI SAHIBIS SARAAYA WAL ATAAYA SAAHIBIL MAKAAMIL MAHMUDI WALHAWDIL MAWRUDI SAAHIBAS SUJUDI LIR RABBIL MA'BUD. "O Allah! May Thy grace and peace rest upon Muhammad, our Master, the Prophet of Arabia of Quraish Tribe, of Hashmite Family of Mecca and of Madinah, who is the wearer of the Holy Cap, the one who ascended the Heavens and fought holy wars and achieved boons and bounties, the one who has place of praise and who is in-charge of Kausar Fountain, and one ever-bowed in supplication of Allah (and Allah alone)". Hazrat Sheikh Mohi'uddin Ibn-e-Arabi (alaihir rahmah) popularly known as "Sheikh-e-Akbar" has disclosed a number of benefits of this Durood. It is the most sacred, accepted and appreciated of Durood Shareefs. 13. DUROOD-E-NOOR ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN NURIL ANWAARI WA SIRRIL ASRAARI WA SAYYIDIL ABRAAR. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on our Hazrat Muhammad who is light, actual light and mystery amongst the mysteries, and the leader of excellents". This is one of the the best Salawat in this world, and mostly Saints and pious religious leaders recite it daily without fail. 14. DUROOD-E-NABI ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA AADAMA WA NUH HIW WA IBRAHIMA WA MUSA WA 'ISA WAMA BAYNAHUM MINAN NABBIYINA WAL MURSALEENA SALAWAATULLAHI WA SALAAMUHU ALAIHIM AJMA'IN. "O Allah! Grant Thy blessings and Thy peace and Thy bounty to our Hazrat Muhammad, and on Adam, and on Nuh, and on Ibrahim, and on Musa, and on I'sa, and on those Prophets who were sent during the period between each of them. Blessings on Allah and His peace be on them all". 15. DAROOD-E-TAIYAB ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN ABDIKA WA RASOOLIKAN NABBIYIL UMMIYI WA ALAAA AALI MUHAMMADIN. ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA ALAAA AALI MUHAMMADIN SALAWAATAN TAKUNU LAKA RIDAW WALAHU JAZAAA'AW WA LIHAQQIHI DAAA AW WA'ATIHIL WASILATA WAL FADILATA WAL MAQAAMAL MAHMUDAL LAZI WA'AD TAHU WA'AJZIHI AFDALA MA JAZAITA NABIYAN AN QAWMIHI WA RASOOLAN AN UMMATIHI WA SALLI ALA JAMI'I IKHWAANIHI MINAN NABBIYINA WAS SAALIHEENA YAA AR HAMAR RAAHIMEEN. "O Allah! Shower Thy beneficence on Hazrat Muhammad, Thy slave and Thy Messenger, the Prophet who could neither read nor write, and on the House of Muhammad. O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on Muhammad, and on his House such blessings as may earn Thy Pleasure, and as may recompensate him as will be goodly need of his merit, and grant him the way of approach and elevate him to the most glorious positions which Thou has promised, and give him on our behalf the most beautiful requital and a reward more excellent than one granted by Thee to any Prophet on behalf of the people, and shower blessings on his brethren from amongst the Prophets and Righteous, O! The Most Beneficent". Hazrat Ibn Abi Assim (radi Allahu anhu) narrates that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that if any person recites the above Durood Shareef on 7 Friday nights for 7 times, then the intercession of the Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is assured for the reciter on the Day of the Judgement. 16. DAROOD-E-ALFI ALLAHUMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN BI ADADI KULLI ZARRATIM MAA'ATA ALFIN ALFA MARRATIW WABAARIK WA SALLIM. "O Allah! May Thy beneficence be on Muhammad and on the House of Muhammad in a number equal to a million fold of each atom (that is created by Thee) and Thy blessings be, Thy peace on him". This Durood Shareef brings immediate success for the reciter and his entire family. It is a cure of all worldly ills. 17. DUROOD-E-ROOHI ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MA DAAMATIS SALAWAATU WAS SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MADAAMATIR RAHMATI WA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIM MADAAMATIL BARAKAATU WA SALLI ALA RUHI MUHAMMADIN FIL ARWAAHI WA SALLI ALA SURATI MUHAMMADIN FIS SUWARI WA SALLI ALA ISMI MUHAMMADIN FIL ASMAAA'I WA SALLI ALA NAFSI MUHAMMADIN FIL NUFUSI WA SALLI ALA QALBI MUHAMMADIN FIL QULUBI WA SALLI ALA QABRI MUHAMMADIN FIL QUBURI WA SALLI ALA RAWDATI MUHAMMADIN FIR RIYAADI WA SALLI ALA JASADI MUHAMMADIN FIL AJSAADI WA SALLI ALA TURBATI MUHAMMADIN FIT TURABI WA SALLI ALA KHAIRI KHALQIHI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA ALIHI WA ASHABIHI WA AZWAAJIHI WAZURIYAATIHI WA AHLI BAYTIHI WA AHBABIHI AJMA'INA BIRAHMATIKA YAAA AR HAMAR RAAHIMEEN. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on Hazrat Muhammad ever and ever until Thy blessings are to be showered. Grant Thy bounty and mercy on Muhammad until Thy bounty is granted and mercy is showered. The most selected favours on the Spirit of Muhammad amongst all persons, on the name of Muhammad amongst all names, on the heart of Muhammad amongst all hearts. Thy most bountiful favours on the grave of Muhammad amongst all graves, on the tomb of Muhammad amongst all the bodies, on the clay of Muhammad (tomb) amongst all clays. May Allah shower His blessings on Muhammad the best of all that and on the descendants of Muhammad, on the Companions of Muhammad, on the friends of Muhammad, and on all his family members, O! Merciful Almighty Allah and Great Merciful".This Salawat is usually recited in the graveyard while paying homage to the deceased. When it is recited, Allah showers His blessings on the deceased. When the sons go to the graveyard they should recite the above Durood Shareef on the graves of their father and mother, and all the parents who have passed away. 18. DUROOD-E-SHIFA ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA RUHI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FI ARWAAHI WA SALLI WASALLIM ALA QALBI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FIL QULUBI WA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA JASADI MUHAMMADIN FIL AJSAADI WA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA QABRI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN FI QUBUR. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on the soul of Muhammad amongst all Souls, on the heart of Muhammad amongst all hearts, and on the body of Muhammad amongst all bodies, and on the grave of Muhammad amongst all graves". A poor man complained to Hazrat Shahabuddin Ibn Arslan (alaihir rahmah) about his illness. The disease was incurable. No doctor or physician could even suggest any medicine for his disease. Hazrat Shahabuddin (alaihir rahmah), who was a very great Saint, listened patiently to this poor man and then told him to recite the above Durood Shareef. The poor man immediately did so and his illness disappeared so quickly as if it was never present. The poor man gladly returned to his house. 19. DUROOD-E-INAAM ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALIHI ADADA IN'AAMIL LAAHI WA IFDAA LIHI. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessings and peace on Muhammad, our Master, and on his progeny according to the number of Thy rewards and Thy bounties". Those who wish to visit Madinah Shareef and pay respects to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) must read this Salawat for 313 times before going to bed. This Durood is the jewel of all Duroods. Its reward is unimaginable. 20. DUROOD-E-AWAL ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN AFDALI AMBIYAAA'IKA WA AKRAMI AS FIYAAA'IKA MAN FAA DAT MIN NURIHI JAMI'IL ANWAARI WA SAAHIBIL MU'JIZAATI WA SAAHIBIL MAQAAMIL MAHMUDI WA SAYYIDIL AWWALINA WAL AKHIREEN. "O Allah! Shower Thy beneficence on our Master Muhammad, the most favoured of Thy Prophets and the most honoured of Thy chosen persons, whose radiant life is the source of all light and who is the conferee of miracles and conferee of the most glorious place (Maqaam-e-Mahmood), and who is the leader of the previous and the later". Those who recite this Durood Shareef reach the first place before Allah Ta'ala. It is for this reason that this Durood is called Durood-e-Awal (First). Those who read this Durood Shareef daily are rewarded abundantly and all their bad habits evaporate. This Salawat fetches the reciter nearer and nearer to Allah Ta'ala and brings forth all kinds of delight. Signature reset by YaNabi Team. Keep it nice and SHORT. 2 Posted 27 August 2005 - 12:33 PM (#3) Saghe-dargaahe-Jilani Full Moon Group:Members Posts:4561 Joined:01-August 05 Beloved Islamic Brothers and Sisters! 21. DUROOD-E-MUQADDDAS ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN HATTA TARDA WA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN BA'DAR RI DA WA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN ABADAN ABADAN. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad, in such a measure that earns Thy pleasure, and shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad exceeding that measure which has earned Thy pleasure, and shower Thy blessings on our Master Muhammad forever and forever". This is the best Salawat, and if recited regularly, brings one nearer and nearer to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in this world as well as in the next. 22. DUROOD-E-TAAJ ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN SAAHIBIT TAAJI WAL MI'RAAJI WAL BURAAQI WAL ALAM. DAA FI'IL BALAAA'I WAL WABAAA'I WAL QAHTI WAL MARADI WAL ALAM. ISMUHU MAKTUBUN MARFU'UN MASHFU'UN MANQUSHUN FIL LAWHI WAL QALAM. SAYYIDIL ARABI WAL AJAM. JISMUHU MUQADDASUN MU'ATTARUN MUTAHHARUN MUNAWWARUN FIL BAYTI WAL HARAM. SHAMSUD DUHAA BADRIT TUJAA SADRIL ULA NURRIL HUDA KHAFIL WARA MISBAAHIZ ZULAM. JAMILISH SHIYAMI SHAFI'IL UMAM. SAAHIBIL JUDI WAL KARAM. WAL LAAHU AASIMUHU WA JIBREELU KHAADIMUHU WAL BURAAQU MARKABUHU WAL MI'RAAJU SAFARUHU WA SIDRATUL MUNTAHA MAQAAMUHU WA QAABA QAWSAYNI MATLUBUHU WAL MATLUBU MAQSUDUHU WAL MAQSUDU MAWJUDUHU SAYYIDIL MURSALEENA KHA TAMIN NABIYYINA SHAFI'IL MUZ NABINA ANEESIL GHARIBEENA RAHMATIL LIL AALAMEENA RAAHATIL AASHIQEENA MURAADIL MUSHTAAQEENA SHAMSIL AARIFINA SIRAAJIS SAALIQEENA MISBAHIL MUQAR RABINA MUHIBBIL FUQARAAA'I WAL GHURABAAA'I WAL MASAAKINA SAYYIDIS SAQALAINI NABIYYIL HARAMAINI IMAAMAL QIBLATAYNI WASILATINA FID DAARAINI SAAHIBI QABAA QAWSAYNI MAHBOOBI RABBIL MASHRIQAYNI WA RABBIL MAGHRIBAYNI JADDIL HASSANI WAL HUSSAINI MAULANA WA MAULAS SAQALAYNI ABIL QAASIMI MUHAMMADINIBNI ADBILAAHI NURUM MIN NURIL LAAHI YAAA AYYUHAL MUSHTAAQUNA BI NURI JAMAALIHI SALLU ALAIHI WA AALIHI WA ASHABIHI WASALLIMU TASLIMAN. "O Allah! May Thy grace and peace rest upon Hazrat Muhammad, our Master and our patron, the Wearer of Holy Cap, the one who ascended the Heavens, the rider of the Heavenly Steed and holder of the Flag of Divine Unity, the remover of calamity, epidemic, famine, disease, and pain. His name is written in Divine edict, exalted authorised for intercession and inscribed in the Tablet and Pen. "He is the leader of Arabs and non-Arabs. His body is the most holy, pure, fragrant, full perfected in purity and luminous in the sanctuary of Kaaba and its precincts. He is the sun of the glorious morning light, and the (full beautiful) moon of the dark night, the chief occupant of the highest seat in Heaven, light of guidance, refuge for the creatures, and lamp in the darkness. Of excellent manner, is the intercessor for mankind, one gifted with generosity and magnanimity. Allah is his protector and Angel Jibrael attends on him frequently. The Heavenly Steed is his conveyance and the glorious ascension to Heavens (to meet his Allah) is his last station in his march onwards, his object is to come in the closest company of his Allah, and this object was successfully achieved the point of destination reached and the goal covered. "He is the most prominent amongst all the apostles, and the last in the line of the Prophets (no Prophet will come after him. I'sa will come in the capacity of his ambassador), the intercessor of Sinners, Mercy indeed for all the domains of existence, comfort for the lovers and the desired object for the yearning souls, the sun of the gnostics, and the shining lamp for those who travel on the road leading to Allah, the lover of the poor and needy, the leader of the Jinns and all mankind, Prophet of the twin sacred centres (Makkah and Madinah), leader of the two exalted positions (Qiblas, the Kaaba of Mecca and of Jerusalem), our Supporter in both the worlds, honoured with Kaaba Kausaine, the beloved of the two east and the west, the grand father of Hazrat Hassan and Hussain, our Patron and the patron of the Jinns and mankind, father of Hazrat Qassim (his son) Muhammad, son of Abdullah, who is the light of Allah's Light. Therefore, O lovers of light and beauty of Hazrat Muhammad, invoke blessings on him and salute him with worthy salutations." If anyone wants to see Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream, then he should recite Durood-e-Taaj on eleven Friday nights continuously and that too on the advancing stages of the moon. The pre-requisites of the Revision of the Durood are as below:- a. Make Wudhu. b. Put on clean scentful clothes. c. Face the Qibla and recite Durood for 170 times, then go to bed. For the sanctity of the soul, one should recite the Durood seven times after Salaatul Fajr, three times after Salaatul Asr and Esha, each day. And for overcoming the cruel Rulers and enemies, and to come out of the misery of poverty, one should recite Durood for 40 days continuously, 41 times each day. One who wishes to enhance the avenues of economy in abundance, he or she must make it a routine to revise the Durood seven times each day after Salatul Fajr. Besides all this, Durood-e-Taaj is panacea of all the present day ills and will enable the reciter to pass a happy and peaceful life for ever. 23. DUROOD-E-DA'IM ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI MUHAMMADIN SALAATAN TAKUNU LAKA RIDAW WALIHAQQIHI ADAAA'AW WA A'TIHIL WASILATA WAL MAQAAMAL MAHMUDAL LAZI WA AD TAHU WAJ ZIHI ANNA MA HUWA AHLAHU WA AJ ZIHI ANNA MIN AFDALI MA JAZAITA NABIYYAN AN UMMATIHI WA SALLI ALA JAMI'I IKHWAANIHI MINAN NABBIYINA WAS SAALIHEEN. "O Allah! Send blessings upon Muhammad and upon his family the mercy which will be for You a pleasure of fulfilment of Your Right and grant him Wasila and the highest position which You promised him and reward him from us what his is according to his status and reward him from us the highest what You rewarded any Prophet, any Messenger, from his Ummat and send Your blessings for all his brothers from the Messengers and pious people". The Hadith of Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) says that if a man recites the above mentioned Durood Shareef 7 times, for 7 Fridays, then the mercy of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will reach him. (The name "Da'im" means "permanent". Thus, this Durood Shareef should be recited by every Muslim permanently). 24. DUROOD-E-HAQ ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ABLIGHUL WASILATA AD DARAJATAR RAFI'ATAL JANNAH. "O Allah! Shower peace upon our Chief Muhammad and endow him with the means and high status in Heaven". This is the highest Durood Shareef and if recited after every prayer and in every prayer, it brings a great deal of reward. 25. DUROOD-E-RADAWIYYA SALLAL LAAHU ALAN NABIYIL UMMIYI WA AALIHI SALLAL LAAHU ALAIHI WASALLAM. SALAATAW WAS SALAAMAN ALAIKA YA RASOOLALLAH. The above Durood Shareef should be read 100 times after every Salaah if possible. Especially after Jummah Salaah, the men should stand together facing Medina Shareef and recite this Durood Shareef with absolute respect. The following benefits are derived from reciting Durood-e- Radawiyya: 1. The reciter is blessed with 300 Mercies of Almighty Allah. 2. Allah Almighty sends peace on him 2 000 times. 3. 5 000 good deeds are written in his Naama-e-Amaal. 4. 5 000 of his sins are forgiven. 5. His status is eleated by 5 000 times. 6. It will be written on his forehead that he is not a Hypocrite. 7. It will be written on his forehead that he is free from the Fire of Jahannum. 8. On the Day of Qayamah, he will be amongst the Shuhadaa (Martyrs). 9. He will gain Barakah in his wealth. 10. There will be Barakah in his children. 11. He will be strong over his enemies. 12. People will have love in their hearts for him. 13. He will see the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in his dream. 14. He will leave this world with Imaan. 15. On the Day of Qiyaamah, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will shake hands with him. 16. The intercession of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will be compulsory on him. 17. Almighty Allah will be pleased with him in such a way that he will never be displeased. 26. DUROOD DIDAAR-E-MUSTAPHA ALLAHUMMA SALLI WASALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADININ NABIYYIL UMMIYIL HABEEBIL AALIL QADRIL AZEEMIL JAAHI WA ALA AHLIHI WA SAHBIHI WASALLIM. "O Allah! Send your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad who is the beloved and most exalted, and upon his Companions and family." The pious people and the Awliya Allah said that whoever recites this Durood Shareef regularly every Thursday night, at least once, then at the time of his or her death, he or she will see the blessed countenance of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and when he or she enters the grave, that person will make the Ziarat of Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). They will see Rasool-e-Paak (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) with his own blessed hands taking him or her in their Qabr. 27. DUROOD SALAATUL SA'AADAT ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN ADADA MAA FI 'ILMI LAAHI SALAATAN DAAA IMATAM BI DAWAMI MULKILLAH. "O Allah! Send Your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad the number which is in the Knowledge of Allah and mercy forever". Hazrat Sayed Ali bin Yusuf Madani (alaihir rahmah), Sheik-ul-Dala'il, narrated from Imam Suyuti (alaihir rahmah) that he who recites this Durood Shareef once gets the Sawaab of 600 000 Durood Shareefs. He who recites this Durood Shareef everyday one thousand times, will be blessed in both worlds, this world and the Aakirah. 28. DUROOD-E-ISME AZAM ALLAHU RABBU MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA, NAHNU IBBADU MUHAMMADIN SALLA ALAIHI WASALLAMA. "Allah is the Lord of Muhammad, mercy and blessings upon him. We are the slaves of Muhammad, may mercy and blessings be upon him and Salaams". One should make it a habit to recite this Durood Shareef for at least one hundred times daily so that one will be able to see the results of the recitation in this world and in the Hereafter. You will be prosperous and you will never be overcome by your enemies. 29. DUROOD: VIRTUES OF 1 000 DAYS ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA WA MAULANA MUHAMMADIN KAMA TUHIBBU WA TARDALAHU. "O Allah! Send Your Mercy and Blessings upon our master Muhammad and upon the family of our master as You love and like for him". That person who recites the above Durood Shareef once will be fortunate to be rewarded with virtuous deeds for 1 000 days. Several Angels of Allah Ta'ala keep on writing good deeds for 1 000 days in the person's mark sheet. 30. DUROOD-E-MALWAAN ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIM MAKHTALAFAL MALWAANI WA TA 'AAQABAL ASRAANI WAKARRAL JADIDAANI WAS TAQALLAL FARQADAANI WABALIGH RUHAHU WA ARWAAHA AHLI BAYTIHI MINNAT TAHIYATA WAS SALAAMA WA BAARIK WA SALLIM ALAIHI KASEERAN. "O Allah! Send blessings upon our leader Muhammad as long as there is the interchange of night and day, as long as the morning and the evening follow one behind the other, as long as the night and day repeat themselves jointly, and as long as the two bright stars (of Ursa Minor) remain fixed in their places, send from us our gift and peace on his soul and the souls of his family members and send peace and blessings on him abundantly". By reciting this Durood Shareef once, one gets the Sawaab as reciting 10 000 Durood Shareefs. It will take you only 30 seconds to read this Durood Shareef, and you will get the Sawaab for 10 000 Durood Shareefs. By reciting one Tasbeeh of this Durood Shareef 100 X 10 000 = 1 million Duroods! In Ramadaan X 10 = 10 million Duroods! Signature reset by YaNabi Team. Keep it nice and SHORT. 1 Posted 27 August 2005 - 12:40 PM (#4) Saghe-dargaahe-Jilani Full Moon Group:Members Posts:4561 Joined:01-August 05 1. Hazrat Royafai (radi Allahu anhu), a very close companion of the Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has revealed that once Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "There is a Durood which if anyone recites, then I shall definitely come to his help on the final Day of the Judgement". That Durood is the following: ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ANZILHUL MAQADAL MUQARRABA INDAKA YAWMAL QIYAMAH. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessing on Muhammad and make him enter the highest place which is the greatest before You on the Day of Resurrection". 2. It is written in "Bukhari Shareef" that after hearing the prayer call, Azaan, if anyone recites the following Durood then he will certainly receive the Holy Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) mercy and assistance on the Day of Judgement. In another narration, Hazrat Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) himself used to recite this Durood Shareef after hearing the Azaan. He says that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to read this in such an audible voice that those sitting besides him used to hear it. The Durood is the following: ALLAHUMA RABBA HAZIHID DA'WATIT TAAA MATTI WAS SALAATIL QAA'IMATI AATI MUHAMMADINIL WASILATA WAL FADEELATA WAB'ASHU MAQAMAM MAHMUDANIL LAZI WA 'ADTA'U." O Allah! For the sake of this call of prayer and for the sake of this prayer, give Thy assistance to Muhammad, our master, and make him seated on the most exalted place which You had promised, i.e. the Maqaam-e-Mahmood". 3. Hazrat Saeed Ahmed Savi (alaihir rahmah) says there is one Durood Shareef which is just like actual light. In fact, it is light in itself. If recited once, the reciter obtains the reward for 100 000 Duroods. Whenever a person is faced with trouble, he or she should recite it 1 500 times daily and all his or her troubles are bound to disappear. Hazrat Abu Abideen (alaihir rahmah) says that if a man recites this Durood daily, the love of Allah Ta'ala and a very high position will be given to him. Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed Malool (alaihir rahmah) says that this single Durood Shareef is equivalent to 100 000 Duroods. The Durood is the following: 1. Hazrat Royafai (radi Allahu anhu), a very close companion of the Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has revealed that once Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "There is a Durood which if anyone recites, then I shall definitely come to his help on the final Day of the Judgement". That Durood is the following: ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA MUHAMMADIW WA ANZILHUL MAQADAL MUQARRABA INDAKA YAWMAL QIYAMAH. "O Allah! Shower Thy blessing on Muhammad and make him enter the highest place which is the greatest before You on the Day of Resurrection". 2. It is written in "Bukhari Shareef" that after hearing the prayer call, Azaan, if anyone recites the following Durood then he will certainly receive the Holy Prophet's (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) mercy and assistance on the Day of Judgement. In another narration, Hazrat Abu Darda (radi Allahu anhu) says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) himself used to recite this Durood Shareef after hearing the Azaan. He says that the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) used to read this in such an audible voice that those sitting besides him used to hear it. The Durood is the following: ALLAHUMA RABBA HAZIHID DA'WATIT TAAA MATTI WAS SALAATIL QAA'IMATI AATI MUHAMMADINIL WASILATA WAL FADEELATA WAB'ASHU MAQAMAM MAHMUDANIL LAZI WA 'ADTA'U." O Allah! For the sake of this call of prayer and for the sake of this prayer, give Thy assistance to Muhammad, our master, and make him seated on the most exalted place which You had promised, i.e. the Maqaam-e-Mahmood". 3. Hazrat Saeed Ahmed Savi (alaihir rahmah) says there is one Durood Shareef which is just like actual light. In fact, it is light in itself. If recited once, the reciter obtains the reward for 100 000 Duroods. Whenever a person is faced with trouble, he or she should recite it 1 500 times daily and all his or her troubles are bound to disappear. Hazrat Abu Abideen (alaihir rahmah) says that if a man recites this Durood daily, the love of Allah Ta'ala and a very high position will be given to him. Hazrat Shaikh Ahmed Malool (alaihir rahmah) says that this single Durood Shareef is equivalent to 100 000 Duroods. The Durood is the following: ALLAHUMMA SALLI WA SALLIM WA BAARIK ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIN NURIZ ZAATI WA SIRRIS SAARI FI SAAA'IRIL ASMAAA'I WAS SIFAAT. "O Allah! Send actual blessings and grace on Muhammad, our master, who is light and this secret is spread up in all things in every corner and in every name and fame". 4. Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu), a companion of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), says that Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that if a man recites the following Durood Shareef once, then for the coming 1 000 days the Angels of Allah Ta'ala will be busy in writing reward for the reciter of this Durood. This Durood Shareef is a very rewarding one. By reciting it only once, the Angels go on writing good deeds in the account sheet of the reciter for full 1 000 days. What a great reward and what a great return? The Durood is the following: JAZZALLAHU ANNA MUHAMMADAM MA HUWA AHLAHU. "O Allah! Give reward to our Hazrat Muhammad the reward which is benefitting as he deserves". 5. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) taught this Durood Shareef to Hazrat Qabisa bin Mukharib (radi Allahu anhu) on a particular occasion. If any Muslim man or woman recites this Durood Shareef once, then Allah Ta'ala opens all the four Doors of Heaven for him. The reciter is at a liberty to enter into Heaven from any door he chooses. Hazrat Qabisa (radi Allahu anhu) used to only recite this Durood. The Durood is the following: ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WA ALA AALI SAYYIDINA MUHAMMADIW WAH DINI MIN INDIKA WA AFYID ALAYYA MIN FADLIKA WA ANSHUR ALAYYA MIR RAHMATIKA WA ANZIL ALAYYA MIM BARAKAATIKA. "O Allah! Shower your blessings on our Master Muhammad, and his Family, and give me exclusive guidance and shower grace and favours, and spread your kindness on Muhammad and favours on him."
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Yahaya Umar ZpeeLuvsman Utd 3. The Third Caliph, Uthman(R.A.) “Every Prophet has an assistant, and my assistant will be Uthman.”(Hadith) Uthman’s Election When ‘Umar fell under the assassin’s dagger, before he died the people asked him to nominate his successor. Read more ...
Umar appointed a committee consisting of six of the ten companions of the Prophet (peace be on him) about whom the Prophet had said, “They are the people of Heaven” – Ali, Uthman, Abdul Rahman, Sa’ad, Al-Zubayr and Talha – to select the next Caliph from among themselves. He also outlined the procedure to be followed if any differences of opinion should arise. Abdul Rahman withdrew his name. He was then authorized by the committee to nominate the Caliph. After two days of discussion among the candidates and after the opinions of the Muslims in Medina had been ascertained, the choice was finally limited to Uthman and Ali. Abdul Rahman came to the mosque together with other Muslims, and after a brief speech and questioning of the two men, swore allegiance to Uthman. All those present did the same, and Uthman became the third Caliph of Islam in the month of Muharram, 24 A.H. Uthman’s Life Uthman bin Affan was born seven years after the Holy Prophet (peace be on him). He belonged to the Omayyad branch of the Quraish tribe. He learned to read and write at an early age, and as a young man became a successful merchant. Even before Islam Uthman had been noted for his truthfulness and integrity. He and Abu Bakr were close friends, and it was Abu Bakr who brought him to Islam when he was thirty-four years of age. Some years later he married the Prophet’s second daughter, Ruqayya. In spite of his wealth and position, his relatives subjected him to torture because he had embraced Islam, and he was forced to emigrate to Abyssinia. Some time later he returned to Mecca but soon migrated to Medina with the other Muslims. In Medina his business again began to flourish and he regained his former prosperity. Uthman’s generosity had no limits. On various occasions he spent a great portion of his wealth for the welfare of the Muslims, for charity and for equipping the Muslim armies. That is why he came to be known as ‘Ghani’ meaning ‘Generous.’ Uthman’s wife, Ruqayya was seriously ill just before the Battle of Badr and he was excused by the Prophet (peace be on him) from participating in the battle. The illness Ruqayya proved fatal, leaving Uthman deeply grieved. The Prophet was moved and offered Uthman the hand of another of his daughters, Kulthum. Because he had the high privilege of having two daughters of the Prophet as wives Uthman was known as ‘The Possessor of the Two Lights. ‘ Uthman participated in the Battles of Uhud and the Trench. After the encounter of the Trench, the Prophet (peace be on him) determined to perform Hajj and sent Uthman as his emissary to the Quraish in Mecca, who detained him. The episode ended in a treaty with the Meccans known as the Treaty of Hudaibiya. The portrait we have of Uthman is of an unassuming, honest, mild, generous and very kindly man, noted especially for his modesty and his piety. He often spent part of the night in prayer, fasted every second or third day, performed hajj every year, and looked after the needy of the whole community. In spite of his wealth, he lived very simply and slept on bare sand in the courtyard of the Prophet’s mosque. Uthman knew the Qur’an from memory and had an intimate knowledge of the context and circumstances relating to each verse. Uthman’s Caliphate During Uthman’s rule the characteristics of Abu Bakr’s and Umar’s caliphates – impartial justice for all, mild and humane policies, striving in the path of God, and the expansion of Islam – continued. Uthman’s realm extended in the west to Morocco, in the east to Afghanistan, and in the north to Armenia and Azerbaijan. During his caliphate a navy was organized, administrative divisions of the state were revised, and many public projects were expanded and completed. Uthman sent prominent Companions of the Prophet (peace be on him) as his personal deputies to various provinces to scrutinize the conduct of officials and the condition of the people. Uthman’s most notable contribution to the religion of God was the compilation of a complete and authoritative text of the Qur’an. A large number of copies of this text were made and distributed all over the Muslim world. Uthman ruled for twelve years. The first six years were marked by internal peace and tranquility, but during the second half of his caliphate a rebellion arose. The Jews and the Magians, taking advantage of dissatisfaction among the people, began conspiring against Uthman, and by publicly airing their complaints and grievances, gained so much sympathy that it became difficult to distinguish friend from foe. It may seem surprising that a ruler of such vast territories, whose armies were matchless, was unable to deal with these rebels. If Uthman had wished, the rebellion could have been crushed at the very moment it began. But he was reluctant to be the first to shed the blood of Muslims, however rebellious they might be. He preferred to reason with them, to persuade them with kindness and generosity. He well remembered hearing the Prophet (peace be on him) say, “Once the sword is unsheathed among my followers, it will not be sheathed until the Last Day.” The rebels demanded that he abdicate and some of the Companions advised him to do so. He would gladly have followed this course of action, but again he was bound by a solemn pledge he had given to the Prophet. “Perhaps God will clothe you with a shirt, Uthman” the Prophet had told him once, “and if the people want you to take it off, do not take it off for them.” Uthman said to a well-wisher on a day when his house was surrounded by the rebels, “God’s Messenger made a covenant with me and I shall show endurance in adhering to it.” After a long siege, the rebels broke into Uthman’s house and murdered him. When the first assassin’s sword struck Uthman, he was reciting the verse, “Verily, God sufficeth thee; He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing” [2:137] Uthman breathed his last on the afternoon of Friday, 17 Dhul Hijja, 35 A.H. (June. (656 A.C.). He was eighty-four years old. The power of tHe rebels was so great that Uthman’s body lay unburied until Saturday night when he was buried in his blood-stained clothes, the shroud which befits all martyrs in the cause of God.
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Nizam A. Khan
Q. Who gave the Qur’an this name? A. "The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Baqarah 2:185] "Do they not then consider the Qur’aan carefully . . .?" [al-Nisaa’ 4:82] "So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it Read more ...
, and be silent that you may receive mercy . . ." [al-A ‘raaf 7:204] "Verily, Allaah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that their shall be Paradise. They fight in Allaah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Tawbah 9:111] "And this Qur’aan is not such as could ever be produced by other than Alaah, but it is a confirmation of (the revelation) which was before it, and a full explanation of the Book wherein there is no doubt from the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)" [Yunus 10:37] "Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’aan in order that you might understand" [Yusuf 12:2] "We relate unto you [Muhammad] the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Qur’aan. And before this, you were among those who knew nothing about it (the Qur’aan)." [Yusuf 12:3] "And indeed, We have bestowed upon you seven of al-Mathaani (the seven repeatedly recited verses, i.e. Soorat al-Faatihah) and the Grand Qur’aan." [al-Hijr 15:87] "So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan, the outcast (the cursed one)." [al-Nahl 16:98] "Verily, this Qur’aan guides to that which is most just . . ." [al-Israa’ 17:9] "And We send down from the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe, and it increases the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) nothing but loss." [al-Israa’ 17:82] "Say: ‘If mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’aan, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.’" [al-Israa’ 17:88] "And (it is) a Qur’aan which We have divided )into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages." [al-Israa’ 17:106] "We have not sent down the Qur’aan unto you [O Muhammad] to cause you distress" [Ta-Ha 20:2] "Then High above all be Allaah, the True King. And be not in haste (O Muhammad) with the Qur’aan before its revelation is completed to you, and say: ‘My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.’" [Ta-Ha 20:114] "Ta-Seen [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’aan, and none but Allaah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Qur’aan, and (it is) a Book (that makes things) clear" [al-Naml 27:1] "And verily, you (O Muhammad) are receiving the Qur’aan from the One, All-Wise, All-Knowing." [al-Naml 27:6] "Verily, He Who has given you (O Muhammad) the Qur’aan will surely bring you back to the Ma’aad (place of return, either to Makkah or to Pradise after your death) . . ." [al-Qasas 28:85] "By the Qur’aan, full of wisdom" [Yaa-Seen 36:2] "And indeed, We have made the Qur’aan easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?" [al-Qamar 54:40] "That (this) is indeed an honourable recital (the Noble Qur’aan)." [al-Waaqi’ah 56:77] "Had We sent down this Qur’aan on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah . . ." [al-Hashr 59:21] "or a little more; and recite the Qur’aan (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style." [al-Muzzammil 73:4] "Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’aan" [al-Burooj 85:21] Can there be any doubt after reading all these aayaat that it is Allaah - and not Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) or anyone else - Who has given the name "Qur’aan" to the Book which He revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? In Arabic, the word "Qur’an" comes from the word meaning al-qar’, which means "gathering" and "putting things together." It is so called because it is a collection of all the siwar (plural of surah). It was also suggested that it is so called because it combines the fruits of the previously-revealed books, or because it combines all kinds of knowledge. (See al-Itqaan by al-Suyooti, 1/162-163). Finally, we advise you to check what you read so that you do not get confused by unreliable sources in books and magazines that may cause you to doubt the truth. May Allaah bless you and us with beneficial knowledge and help us to perform righteous deeds.
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Mahi Captain Cool Rest in.peace viru and gauti fans after reading dz article every msdian rohit dhawan fans share it Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have been top-notch performers for India for several years, but over the last year and a half, things have been diff Read more ...
erent. Both struggled for runs in their last few international matches, have been out of the national team for more than a year, and Sehwag also had a particularly tough time in domestic cricket this season, while Gambhir did reasonably well in the Ranji Trophy but struggled in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the domestic 50-over tournament. All of this makes the 2014 IPL more important for them than most seasons in the past. Admittedly this is only a 20- over tournament, the quality of players is uneven, and runs in this format have little bearing on a batsman's prospects in other formats. However, this is also a format that is tough on batsmen who are struggling and are looking to regain form. Yuvraj Singh found this out in the World T20 (though unlike Yuvraj, both Gambhir and Sehwag play at the top of the order and hence have more time to play themselves in). Both players are looking to regain their national slots, which makes this tournament important for them: a good run in the IPL may not necessarily make them certainties for the next ODI or even the next T20I, but a poor run in the tournament will certainly throw them out of national contention in the shorter formats. So far in their IPL careers, both Sehwag and Gambhir have done very well. Sehwag's strength has been his incredible strike rate: with a 20-innings cut-off, his strike rate of 160.32 is marginally better than Chris Gayle's 160.20, and significantly better than anyone else's - the third-best is Harbhajan Singh's 149.58, followed by Yusuf Pathan's 146.97. Along with scoring quickly, Sehwag has also taken advantage of batting at the top of the order, going past 50 on 16 occasions, including one century. He had a relatively quiet time last season, scoring at a strike rate of 126.60, but before that had a 160-plus rate in four out of five seasons. Gambhir's strength in the past has been his consistency; he has made 30 or more runs 34 times in 88 innings. He has gone past 50 on 20 occasions, a record he jointly holds with Gayle. His 291 fours in the tournament are second only to Sachin Tendulkar's 295. Like Sehwag, though, Gambhir's 2013 season was below par - though he scored 406 runs, the strike rate was only 118.36. As mentioned earlier, both batsmen have been less than impressive in the domestic season. Sehwag's 2013-14 Ranji Trophy was especially wretched: in 13 innings his highest was 56, while he was dismissed for 15 or below nine times. Gambhir was much better in the Ranji Trophy, consistently getting starts: he went past 25 on 11 occasions, which is a huge contrast to Sehwag's early dismissals. In the one-day games, though, Gambhir had more problems, scoring 127 from five innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and 13 from two Deodhar Trophy games - a total of 140 in seven innings. Sehwag played only two matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, scoring a total of 25. However, both batsmen showed some form in the 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this month, which augurs well for their fortunes over the next 45 days: Gambhir scored 162 runs at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 123.66, while Sehwag made 180 at an average of 45 and a strike rate of 131.38.
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Mahi Captain Cool Rest in.peace viru and gauti fans after reading dz article every msdian rohit dhawan fans share it Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have been top-notch performers for India for several years, but over the last year and a half, things have been d Read more ...
ifferent. Both struggled for runs in their last few international matches, have been out of the national team for more than a year, and Sehwag also had a particularly tough time in domestic cricket this season, while Gambhir did reasonably well in the Ranji Trophy but struggled in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the domestic 50-over tournament. All of this makes the 2014 IPL more important for them than most seasons in the past. Admittedly this is only a 20- over tournament, the quality of players is uneven, and runs in this format have little bearing on a batsman's prospects in other formats. However, this is also a format that is tough on batsmen who are struggling and are looking to regain form. Yuvraj Singh found this out in the World T20 (though unlike Yuvraj, both Gambhir and Sehwag play at the top of the order and hence have more time to play themselves in). Both players are looking to regain their national slots, which makes this tournament important for them: a good run in the IPL may not necessarily make them certainties for the next ODI or even the next T20I, but a poor run in the tournament will certainly throw them out of national contention in the shorter formats. So far in their IPL careers, both Sehwag and Gambhir have done very well. Sehwag's strength has been his incredible strike rate: with a 20-innings cut-off, his strike rate of 160.32 is marginally better than Chris Gayle's 160.20, and significantly better than anyone else's - the third-best is Harbhajan Singh's 149.58, followed by Yusuf Pathan's 146.97. Along with scoring quickly, Sehwag has also taken advantage of batting at the top of the order, going past 50 on 16 occasions, including one century. He had a relatively quiet time last season, scoring at a strike rate of 126.60, but before that had a 160-plus rate in four out of five seasons. Gambhir's strength in the past has been his consistency; he has made 30 or more runs 34 times in 88 innings. He has gone past 50 on 20 occasions, a record he jointly holds with Gayle. His 291 fours in the tournament are second only to Sachin Tendulkar's 295. Like Sehwag, though, Gambhir's 2013 season was below par - though he scored 406 runs, the strike rate was only 118.36. As mentioned earlier, both batsmen have been less than impressive in the domestic season. Sehwag's 2013-14 Ranji Trophy was especially wretched: in 13 innings his highest was 56, while he was dismissed for 15 or below nine times. Gambhir was much better in the Ranji Trophy, consistently getting starts: he went past 25 on 11 occasions, which is a huge contrast to Sehwag's early dismissals. In the one-day games, though, Gambhir had more problems, scoring 127 from five innings in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and 13 from two Deodhar Trophy games - a total of 140 in seven innings. Sehwag played only two matches in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, scoring a total of 25. However, both batsmen showed some form in the 20-over Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy earlier this month, which augurs well for their fortunes over the next 45 days: Gambhir scored 162 runs at an average of 54 and a strike rate of 123.66, while Sehwag made 180 at an average of 45 and a strike rate of 131.38.
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#HereafterTour Everything we do in this life can have eternal, infinite effects in the next life. #HereafterTour We were not created to just live here in this duniya. #HereafterTour It’s because of the mercy of Allah that we know about the Hellfire. He wants us to avoid that fate. #HereafterTour Supervising the fire of Hell are angels who are severe and harsh. #HereafterTour Our Lord, turn away from us the punishment of the fire of Hell - Surah Al-Furqan. #HereafterTour Nobody has immunity from the fires of Hell - they are at the Mercy of God. #HereafterTour The true losers are those who ruin themselves, and their families. (Surah az-Zumar) #HereafterTour Oh Allah, please protect me from the punishment of the fire of Hell. I take refuge in your from the punishment of the grave. #HereafterTour People will be spared from the hell but NOBODY has immunity from the hellfire. #HereafterTour Whenever anyone asks Allah to grant them Jannah seven times, Jannah asks Allah to forgive that slave. #HereafterTour The fire of Hell will destroy and eradicate everything. #HereafterTour Allahumma Ajirnee minnunaar. #HereafterTour Hell has seven gates. People will be divided between these seven gates. #HereafterTour The gates of Hell are not exclusive to specific sins. #HereafterTour Before they touch they fire, they will feel the heat. #HereafterTour What is the heat of the fire like? The fuel is human beings and stones. #HereafterTour The fire will reach out and grab the people and drag them in. #HereafterTour The fire of Hell is 70 times more intense than the fire of this world. #HereafterTour An-Nar-the fire Jahannam-original name of hell Jaheem-very harsh fire with a lot of heat Sa'eer- fire with huge flames #HereafterTour When someone asks Allah 7 times for protection from the hell, the fire of hell tells Allah to protect them from the fire. #HereafterTour Saqar- deep pit Al-Hutama-will destroy Al-Haawiya-overwhelming #HereafterTour The clothing that they will be made to wear will be made out of copper. #HereafterTour The fire of Hell was burned for 1,000 years until it turned red. #HereafterTour Then it was burned for 1,000 more years until it turned white. Then it was burned for 1,000 more years until it turned black. It will be dark like the darkest part of the night. The fire will be blacker and darker than the color of tar. Looking at Paradise there are Hills and high points, but in Hellfire there are Valleys and low points #HereafterTour People who waste their prayers will be shoved into a deep, burning valley. #HereafterTour Seek refuge in Allah from the valley of grief. #HereafterTour This is a valley inside of the fire of Hell that the rest of the fire of Hell asks protection from Allah from it. Allah has prepared the valley of grief for people who use the Quran to show off in front of people. #HereafterTour The hypocrites will be in the lowest parts of the fire of Hell. #HereafterTour How low? A stone was tossed into the deepest valley & continued to fall for 70 years & it still did not hit the bottom. #HereafterTour Remember the fire of Hell often. #HereafterTour The tools of torture are made out of burning, scalding iron. #HereafterTour Allah says the people that fight against the message of God will have shackles around their neck #HereafterTour & they will walk around the pits of the fire of Hell dragging these chains along with them. Some of the chains people will be wrapped up in are so long that the chain would drop and continue for 40 years. #HereafterTour They will ask for something to drink. They will be given water made of the bodily fluids of the people that are being tortured in Hell. (Surah Ibrahim) Allah has prepared a fire that will surround the people. (Surah al-Kahf) #HereafterTour The water will be similar to burning, scalding oil. Burning, scalding water will be poured on their heads. It will be so hot that all their internal organs will liquify and melt inside of them. #HereafterTour Their body will eviscerate & Allah will turn their bodies back to their normal state, to feel the punishment again. #HereafterTour Whoever drinks wine (alcohol), Allah will not be pleased with that person for up to 40 nights. #HereafterTour If someone dies in the state of drinking wine (alcohol), they will die as a disbeliever. #HereafterTour People will be fed the leaves of Zaqqum #HereafterTour If 1 drop of juice from the leaves of Zaqqum was squeezed onto the face of this Earth, everything on this Earth would instantaneously die A person will be made huge so that every part of that person’s body will be punished. #HereafterTour A molar of a person in the fire of Hell will be the size of the mountain of Uhud. When a person in Hell sits, they will take up the space that is the distance between Mecca and Medina. #HereafterTour A person will be 60 feet tall, and will be made to wear a helmet that will be made of fire. #HereafterTour The distance between their ear and shoulder will be a distance that would take 70 years to walk. #HereafterTour The top lip of a person will be burned to the point where it will expand and cover the head of that person. #HereafterTour The lightest punishment in Hell: that the person will be made to wear shoes of fire The shoes of fire will be so severe that it will make his head explode. #HereafterTour If a person were to feel a tiny part of the fire of Hell, they would fess up to everything they had ever done wrong. #HereafterTour The shoulder width will be the distance of a three day ride on a horse. The Prophet SAW tells us that the people in Hell will call out to Malik - the angel in charge. #HereafterTour Faces of the People will be Shadowed. Their light will be taken #HereafterTour Tree of Zaqqum - the food of the People of Fire. If one drop was squeezed and dropped onto Earth everything on Earth will die #HereafterTour From the day God created Malik, he has never smiled. Allah did not give him the ability to smile. #HereafterTour Their tears will be so heavy that you could make a sea out of them. When they run out of tears, they will cry tears of blood. #HereafterTour The people of Hell are argumentative, stubborn, and arrogant. #HereafterTour Hell and Paradise had a discussion. Hell said “I was given all the arrogant people.” #HereafterTour Paradise said, “Why is it that weak and humble people are the only one that enter me?” Allah said that Paradise that it is the manifestation of His mercy and that Hell that it is the manifestation of His anger. #HereafterTour There will be people who will be taken out from the fire of Hell, and they will be granted Paradise. #HereafterTour The people who have a slight portion of faith in their heart. Here we go - the description of Jannah - #HereafterTour People who are destined to enter Paradise will be led to the gates. #HereafterTour They will feel the breeze as soon as they approach the gates. The breeze & fragrance of Paradise can be smelled from the distance of 40 years away. #HereafterTour There will be eight gates of Paradise. #HereafterTour Who ever was regular in their prayer will be called from the gate of prayer. Each gate is reserved for a specific deed: those who were consistent will have their names called out from these gates. #HereafterTour If you were consistent in multiple good deeds, you will be called from multiple gates. #HereafterTour The gates of Paradise are so huge that the distance it takes forty years to walk from one end to the other. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam will be the first to knock on the door of Paradise. #HereafterTour The gate will not be opened for anyone before the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam. #HereafterTour When people enter Paradise, it will be like a celebration. The angels will be welcoming them in. #HereafterTour These are all on the Day of Judgement The angels will reassure them that there is no fear upon them, and nothing will harm them. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam speaks of the people of Paradise: #HereafterTour The first people to enter, their faces will be glowing like the full moon. The next people will have faces shining like the stars. People will never have to use the restroom, spit, blow their noses. Their combs will be made out of gold. Their sweat will smell like musk. #HereafterTour They will be in the physical form of Adam alayhi salam...sixty feet tall. They will never disagree with one another, they will never hate one another. #HereafterTour Morning and evening they will glorify and praise Allah, not because they have to, but because they want to. #HereafterTour People will not have hair on their bodies. Men in Paradise will not have beards. #HereafterTour Everybody will be the age of 33. The prime of their youth, maturity, and physical development. #HereafterTour They will have the beauty of Yusuf alayhi as-salam #HereafterTour The people of Paradise will have the heart of Ayuub alayhi as-salam. #HereafterTour What is the smallest Paradise that will be granted? It will be ten times the size of this universe. #HereafterTour Their eyes will be very clear and stand out. There will be different stages in Paradise. The highest level will be called al-Firdous. #HereafterTour He who lives/breathes/exemplifies the Quran will be told to recite. With every verse recited, he will be taken higher & higher in Paradise. The ceiling of Firdous is the throne of Allah. The homes in Paradise will have bricks of gold & silver, and the cement in between them will be musk. #HereafterTour The dirt in Paradise will be like saffron. The pebbles in paradise will be made out of jewels. #HereafterTour The dust that is kicked up in Jannah will be made of musk. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam said there were domes in Paradise made of pearls. #HereafterTour You will never be bored and you will never age in Paradise. #HereafterTour Waterfalls will be falling beneath the rooms in the palaces of Jannah. The waterfalls are pure, clear beautiful water. #HereafterTour Rivers of Paradise: rivers of milk that will never go sour, rivers of wine that will not intoxicate, rivers of honey. #HereafterTour Tents will be made out of singular pearls. The top of the tent will be sixty miles high. #HereafterTour The best of the fountains will be al-Kawthur. That fountain is as vast and as far as the eye can see. #HereafterTour The cups that water will be served in will be studded with diamonds, rubies, and pearls. #HereafterTour One tree in Paradise will be so large that a person could ride a horse for a hundred years and still be shaded. #HereafterTour You get shade in paradise by saying SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, la illah illa Allah, Allahu Akbar. #HereafterTour When you want fruit in Paradise the trees will lower their branches & fruit will be lowered & dropped into your mouth. #HereafterTour Anything you can possibly desire will be provided for you in Paradise. #HereafterTour Birds in Paradise will be the size of camels. They will perch and sit on the trees of Paradise. #HereafterTour Clothes in Paradise will be made of green silk & adorned with jewels & gold. Clothes will never wear out. #HereafterTour They will sit on couches that are more luxurious than anything you have felt in this world. #HereafterTour The beds will be so wide it would take a person 500 years to walk across. #HereafterTour #ultimatecaliforniaking The article of jewelry will be more valuable than everything that is in the heavens and earth. #HereafterTour Every Friday people will gather in the marketplace of Paradise. Allah will cause a breeze to blow that will beautify them. #HereafterTour The greatest reward in paradise will be to be able to see Allah. #HereafterTour In Paradise you will see Allah as clear as you can see the sun or the full moon. #HereafterTour There is nothing more beloved than being able to see Allah. #HereafterTour People who do good will get good - they will get to see Allah in Paradise. #HereafterTour Allah will tell them that He is pleased with them, and that He will never be angry or upset with them. People will live and exist in Paradise for all of eternity. An announcement will be made to them saying death will never come. The Prophet SAW: Allah has prepared for the righteous slaves what no eyes have seen, no ears have heard, and what no heart could conceive The lowest person in Paradise will have 10,000 servants, each holding two slates - 1 made of gold & 1 made of silver. #HereafterTour The options before us: The Gardens of Paradise or the Fire of Hell. It’s our decision, which one will we choose? #HereafterTour There are deeds that make you deserving of the mercy of Allah & deeds that lead you down to the blazing pits of Hell. #HereafterTour Paradise & Hell are closer to you than your shoe lace. #HereafterTour Paradise and Hell are both closer to you than your shoelace. So don't trip and make the best choices and do the best deeds. #HereafterTour Allah controls the seven skies and the seven earths and everything within it. "Worrying about the Dunya is a darkness in the heart,while worrying about the Akhiraat is a light in the heart." (Uthman RA) All the above luxuries will not be given simply We should go in the path of Allah And follow him You are never alone. Never, ever. Allah is always with you, and you have people all around you who care. Say Alhamdulillaah because you are healthy. Ask a sick person about the value of good health. Give your heart to Allah...La ilaaha illAllah... Every time i think of you…Lailaa ha illAllah... The Prophet ﷺ said: “Patience is half of faith (īmān).” Do you Want to go to Jannah? Then pray five times a day and after every prayer recite ‘Ayat ul kursi’. سبحان الله SubhanaAllah الحمدلله AlHamduLillah لا إله إلا الله La ilaha ila Allah الله اكبر Allahu Akbar — with Marin Akter and 48 others.
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Edward Bella
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Plz read all information completely and share it Jannah estey acha hotha hai Everything that happens in this life is a preview of the life of the Hereafter #HereafterTour One of the greatest truths of life is that we will leave this world one day. Read more ...
#HereafterTour Everything we do in this life can have eternal, infinite effects in the next life. #HereafterTour We were not created to just live here in this duniya. #HereafterTour It’s because of the mercy of Allah that we know about the Hellfire. He wants us to avoid that fate. #HereafterTour Supervising the fire of Hell are angels who are severe and harsh. #HereafterTour Our Lord, turn away from us the punishment of the fire of Hell - Surah Al-Furqan. #HereafterTour Nobody has immunity from the fires of Hell - they are at the Mercy of God. #HereafterTour The true losers are those who ruin themselves, and their families. (Surah az-Zumar) #HereafterTour Oh Allah, please protect me from the punishment of the fire of Hell. I take refuge in your from the punishment of the grave. #HereafterTour People will be spared from the hell but NOBODY has immunity from the hellfire. #HereafterTour Whenever anyone asks Allah to grant them Jannah seven times, Jannah asks Allah to forgive that slave. #HereafterTour The fire of Hell will destroy and eradicate everything. #HereafterTour Allahumma Ajirnee minnunaar. #HereafterTour Hell has seven gates. People will be divided between these seven gates. #HereafterTour The gates of Hell are not exclusive to specific sins. #HereafterTour Before they touch they fire, they will feel the heat. #HereafterTour What is the heat of the fire like? The fuel is human beings and stones. #HereafterTour The fire will reach out and grab the people and drag them in. #HereafterTour The fire of Hell is 70 times more intense than the fire of this world. #HereafterTour An-Nar-the fire Jahannam-original name of hell Jaheem-very harsh fire with a lot of heat Sa'eer- fire with huge flames #HereafterTour When someone asks Allah 7 times for protection from the hell, the fire of hell tells Allah to protect them from the fire. #HereafterTour Saqar- deep pit Al-Hutama-will destroy Al-Haawiya-overwhelming #HereafterTour The clothing that they will be made to wear will be made out of copper. #HereafterTour The fire of Hell was burned for 1,000 years until it turned red. #HereafterTour Then it was burned for 1,000 more years until it turned white. Then it was burned for 1,000 more years until it turned black. It will be dark like the darkest part of the night. The fire will be blacker and darker than the color of tar. Looking at Paradise there are Hills and high points, but in Hellfire there are Valleys and low points #HereafterTour People who waste their prayers will be shoved into a deep, burning valley. #HereafterTour Seek refuge in Allah from the valley of grief. #HereafterTour This is a valley inside of the fire of Hell that the rest of the fire of Hell asks protection from Allah from it. Allah has prepared the valley of grief for people who use the Quran to show off in front of people. #HereafterTour The hypocrites will be in the lowest parts of the fire of Hell. #HereafterTour How low? A stone was tossed into the deepest valley & continued to fall for 70 years & it still did not hit the bottom. #HereafterTour Remember the fire of Hell often. #HereafterTour The tools of torture are made out of burning, scalding iron. #HereafterTour Allah says the people that fight against the message of God will have shackles around their neck #HereafterTour & they will walk around the pits of the fire of Hell dragging these chains along with them. Some of the chains people will be wrapped up in are so long that the chain would drop and continue for 40 years. #HereafterTour They will ask for something to drink. They will be given water made of the bodily fluids of the people that are being tortured in Hell. (Surah Ibrahim) Allah has prepared a fire that will surround the people. (Surah al-Kahf) #HereafterTour The water will be similar to burning, scalding oil. Burning, scalding water will be poured on their heads. It will be so hot that all their internal organs will liquify and melt inside of them. #HereafterTour Their body will eviscerate & Allah will turn their bodies back to their normal state, to feel the punishment again. #HereafterTour Whoever drinks wine (alcohol), Allah will not be pleased with that person for up to 40 nights. #HereafterTour If someone dies in the state of drinking wine (alcohol), they will die as a disbeliever. #HereafterTour People will be fed the leaves of Zaqqum #HereafterTour If 1 drop of juice from the leaves of Zaqqum was squeezed onto the face of this Earth, everything on this Earth would instantaneously die A person will be made huge so that every part of that person’s body will be punished. #HereafterTour A molar of a person in the fire of Hell will be the size of the mountain of Uhud. When a person in Hell sits, they will take up the space that is the distance between Mecca and Medina. #HereafterTour A person will be 60 feet tall, and will be made to wear a helmet that will be made of fire. #HereafterTour The distance between their ear and shoulder will be a distance that would take 70 years to walk. #HereafterTour The top lip of a person will be burned to the point where it will expand and cover the head of that person. #HereafterTour The lightest punishment in Hell: that the person will be made to wear shoes of fire The shoes of fire will be so severe that it will make his head explode. #HereafterTour If a person were to feel a tiny part of the fire of Hell, they would fess up to everything they had ever done wrong. #HereafterTour The shoulder width will be the distance of a three day ride on a horse. The Prophet SAW tells us that the people in Hell will call out to Malik - the angel in charge. #HereafterTour Faces of the People will be Shadowed. Their light will be taken #HereafterTour Tree of Zaqqum - the food of the People of Fire. If one drop was squeezed and dropped onto Earth everything on Earth will die #HereafterTour From the day God created Malik, he has never smiled. Allah did not give him the ability to smile. #HereafterTour Their tears will be so heavy that you could make a sea out of them. When they run out of tears, they will cry tears of blood. #HereafterTour The people of Hell are argumentative, stubborn, and arrogant. #HereafterTour Hell and Paradise had a discussion. Hell said “I was given all the arrogant people.” #HereafterTour Paradise said, “Why is it that weak and humble people are the only one that enter me?” Allah said that Paradise that it is the manifestation of His mercy and that Hell that it is the manifestation of His anger. #HereafterTour There will be people who will be taken out from the fire of Hell, and they will be granted Paradise. #HereafterTour The people who have a slight portion of faith in their heart. Here we go - the description of Jannah - #HereafterTour People who are destined to enter Paradise will be led to the gates. #HereafterTour They will feel the breeze as soon as they approach the gates. The breeze & fragrance of Paradise can be smelled from the distance of 40 years away. #HereafterTour There will be eight gates of Paradise. #HereafterTour Who ever was regular in their prayer will be called from the gate of prayer. Each gate is reserved for a specific deed: those who were consistent will have their names called out from these gates. #HereafterTour If you were consistent in multiple good deeds, you will be called from multiple gates. #HereafterTour The gates of Paradise are so huge that the distance it takes forty years to walk from one end to the other. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam will be the first to knock on the door of Paradise. #HereafterTour The gate will not be opened for anyone before the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam. #HereafterTour When people enter Paradise, it will be like a celebration. The angels will be welcoming them in. #HereafterTour These are all on the Day of Judgement The angels will reassure them that there is no fear upon them, and nothing will harm them. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam speaks of the people of Paradise: #HereafterTour The first people to enter, their faces will be glowing like the full moon. The next people will have faces shining like the stars. People will never have to use the restroom, spit, blow their noses. Their combs will be made out of gold. Their sweat will smell like musk. #HereafterTour They will be in the physical form of Adam alayhi salam...sixty feet tall. They will never disagree with one another, they will never hate one another. #HereafterTour Morning and evening they will glorify and praise Allah, not because they have to, but because they want to. #HereafterTour People will not have hair on their bodies. Men in Paradise will not have beards. #HereafterTour Everybody will be the age of 33. The prime of their youth, maturity, and physical development. #HereafterTour They will have the beauty of Yusuf alayhi as-salam #HereafterTour The people of Paradise will have the heart of Ayuub alayhi as-salam. #HereafterTour What is the smallest Paradise that will be granted? It will be ten times the size of this universe. #HereafterTour Their eyes will be very clear and stand out. There will be different stages in Paradise. The highest level will be called al-Firdous. #HereafterTour He who lives/breathes/exemplifies the Quran will be told to recite. With every verse recited, he will be taken higher & higher in Paradise. The ceiling of Firdous is the throne of Allah. The homes in Paradise will have bricks of gold & silver, and the cement in between them will be musk. #HereafterTour The dirt in Paradise will be like saffron. The pebbles in paradise will be made out of jewels. #HereafterTour The dust that is kicked up in Jannah will be made of musk. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam said there were domes in Paradise made of pearls. #HereafterTour You will never be bored and you will never age in Paradise. #HereafterTour Waterfalls will be falling beneath the rooms in the palaces of Jannah. The waterfalls are pure, clear beautiful water. #HereafterTour Rivers of Paradise: rivers of milk that will never go sour, rivers of wine that will not intoxicate, rivers of honey. #HereafterTour Tents will be made out of singular pearls. The top of the tent will be sixty miles high. #HereafterTour The best of the fountains will be al-Kawthur. That fountain is as vast and as far as the eye can see. #HereafterTour The cups that water will be served in will be studded with diamonds, rubies, and pearls. #HereafterTour One tree in Paradise will be so large that a person could ride a horse for a hundred years and still be shaded. #HereafterTour You get shade in paradise by saying SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, la illah illa Allah, Allahu Akbar. #HereafterTour When you want fruit in Paradise the trees will lower their branches & fruit will be lowered & dropped into your mouth. #HereafterTour Anything you can possibly desire will be provided for you in Paradise. #HereafterTour Birds in Paradise will be the size of camels. They will perch and sit on the trees of Paradise. #HereafterTour Clothes in Paradise will be made of green silk & adorned with jewels & gold. Clothes will never wear out. #HereafterTour They will sit on couches that are more luxurious than anything you have felt in this world. #HereafterTour The beds will be so wide it would take a person 500 years to walk across. #HereafterTour #ultimatecaliforniaking The article of jewelry will be more valuable than everything that is in the heavens and earth. #HereafterTour Every Friday people will gather in the marketplace of Paradise. Allah will cause a breeze to blow that will beautify them. #HereafterTour The greatest reward in paradise will be to be able to see Allah. #HereafterTour In Paradise you will see Allah as clear as you can see the sun or the full moon. #HereafterTour There is nothing more beloved than being able to see Allah. #HereafterTour People who do good will get good - they will get to see Allah in Paradise. #HereafterTour Allah will tell them that He is pleased with them, and that He will never be angry or upset with them. People will live and exist in Paradise for all of eternity. An announcement will be made to them saying death will never come. The Prophet SAW: Allah has prepared for the righteous slaves what no eyes have seen, no ears have heard, and what no heart could conceive The lowest person in Paradise will have 10,000 servants, each holding two slates - 1 made of gold & 1 made of silver. #HereafterTour The options before us: The Gardens of Paradise or the Fire of Hell. It’s our decision, which one will we choose? #HereafterTour There are deeds that make you deserving of the mercy of Allah & deeds that lead you down to the blazing pits of Hell. #HereafterTour Paradise & Hell are closer to you than your shoe lace. #HereafterTour Paradise and Hell are both closer to you than your shoelace. So don't trip and make the best choices and do the best deeds. #HereafterTour Allah controls the seven skies and the seven earths and everything within it. "Worrying about the Dunya is a darkness in the heart,while worrying about the Akhiraat is a light in the heart." (Uthman RA) All the above luxuries will not be given simply We should go in the path of Allah And follow him You are never alone. Never, ever. Allah is always with you, and you have people all around you who care. Say Alhamdulillaah because you are healthy. Ask a sick person about the value of good health. Give your heart to Allah...La ilaaha illAllah... Every time i think of you…Lailaa ha illAllah... The Prophet ﷺ said: “Patience is half of faith (īmān).” Do you Want to go to Jannah? Then pray five times a day and after every prayer recite ‘Ayat ul kursi’. سبحان الله SubhanaAllah الحمدلله AlHamduLillah لا إله إلا الله La ilaha ila Allah الله اكبر Allahu Akbar — with Marin Akter and 48 others.
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Paul Iremeka Please, if you love the peace of Nigeria and will desire God to make Himself manifest in the affairs of the country, you will read through to understand the revelation of the perpetrators of the evil terrorism called Boko Haram in Nigeria. We can do Read more ...
better if we ignite in our life the true attitude of prayer. We have recently the Prince of Kuwait publicly announce his believe in Christian faith. He accepted Christ as his Lord and personal savior for so long and recently put it in the Kuwait media that he is of Christ while denouncing terrorism. This has been happening in Nigeria and here is one from the camp of Boko Haram you know. I pray that God will help you more in your Christian life as you embrace him for He never slumber in your case. Question: Who are you and where are you from? Answer: My name is Sheik Sani Haliru. I am from Niger Republic, but my mother is from Bornu State of Nigeria and I grew up in Wulari, Maiduguri, (Northern Nigeria) where I was trained. Q: Trained as what and under whose tutelage? A: I was trained as an Almajiri, after four years, at the age of 14, I was sent to Kano City, Kano State where I was trained in the Sheik Abubakar Gummi School of Arabic studies. Q: So you know Sheik Abubakar Gummi? A: Yes, and I also know his children and obeyed all the teachings he laid down before he died. Q: So who tutored you and who is your mentor? A: Sheik Abubakar Gummi tutored me. My mentor was Osama bin Laden, and until my conversion from Islam to the Christian faith, my dreams and aspirations in life was to do more than Osama bin Laden did before he died on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Q: You said that your mentor was Osama bin Laden. Is he still your mentor? A: I am now a changed person. The Sheik Sani Haliru is now a new creature, old things have passed away because I now have Jesus Christ that I hated and persecuted for 44 years. Q: Tell me about your past and how many countries of the World you have been to? A: I cannot tell all about my past because it will take several days to tell my story and about my conversion experience to Christianity. I have been to eight countries. Q: Can you please name them? A: I have been to Sudan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Egypt and of course to my own country Niger Republic. Q: Where did you receive your training and as what? A: I received my training in Libya and Pakistan as an Attack Strategist. I was trained along side with some highly placed Nigerians and other foreign Nationals who were marked (he showed me the proof of his mark with a sign) in the form of a sword in the hand to fight and kill for Allah. Q: Can you give me some of the names of your colleagues with whom you received training in Libya and Pakistan? A: They are scattered all over the country and we were not too many then. Q: Just mention but a few names. A: Ali Baba Nur, Asari Dokubo, Jasper Akinbo, Mohammed Yusuf, Salisu Maigari, Danlami Abubakar, Cletus Okar, Ali Qaqa, Maigari Haliru and Asabe Dantala to mention but a few. Q: Which of the Asari’s do you mean? A: The Niger Delta war king. He was a year ahead of me in Benghazi training camp in Libya. Q: Who financed your training in Libya and Pakistan? A: You will not believe me and only God will judge the Chief sponsor of terrorism in Nigeria whose name I will not mention because he is so powerful and even the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, is so much afraid of the man. Q: If you really know the Christ in you, why are you afraid to tell me the name of the man who sponsored you and the date or approximate period he sponsored you. A: I am not afraid because he knows me and he cannot deny it if he sees me face to face. Q: Then tell me, who is this powerful man? A: The man is no other person than the man they call IBB now as I am talking to you, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida has more than 600 men and women Jihadists who are under his pay role. They are scattered all over the Country and he (IBB) can use them to destroy Nigeria. Q: Did you say six hundred? A: Yes 600 + IBB’s agents of destruction are in the Nigeria Army (NA), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Navy, Air Force, Oil and Gas sectors, even in the finance home such as in top level positions of CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) and other banks. You find them in politics, in the Senate, National Assembly, in the media both print and electronic and even in Aso Rock, Abuja (Nigeria’s capital). Q: How do you mean by this statement “and even in the finance…”? A: Yes, I mean every word I say; even the Islamic bank champion was planted by IBB to help in Islamizing Nigeria. Q: So how can you describe IBB? A: IBB is a “green snake” in green grass. He is the main problem of Nigeria along with members of the Cabal. Q: Have you forwarded any of these evidence(s) to Aso Rock or to SSS (State Security Services)? A: I attempted to do so a few weeks ago and I was arrested and detained for two days because IBB’S men are so many in SSS (State Security Services) as well. After I was released by the grace of God, they (the Police) warned me never to blow up the polity or provoke violence and I should keep my so-called- born-again with me or else I will go to jail. Q: So you were a key member and a registered jihadist hardliner. A: Yes, I was. Q: Under what group? A: I was a Boko Haramist. But Boko Haram is just a cover name to give it a name. I have my identity as a founding member of the dreaded jama’aful Ahlul sunna wal Liddawati wal Jihad, aka Boko Haram. Q: Apart from IBB, who are the other top sponsors of terrorism in this country? A: They are many, but IBB is the major financier. He introduced the suicide bombing that started when he killed Dele Giwa. I have the names of six traditional rulers and seven present & ex-Governors as well as several top military and security officers who are co-sponsoring the so called Boko Haram. That apart, I have documented evidences to prove that General Mohammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abubaka Atiku and other top politicians and traditional rulers are some of the people behind Boko Haram. Very soon, nemesis will catch up with them. Q: What if I use my influence to guarantee you safety, can you brief the press to expose IBB (General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida) with all these documents that I am seeing with you right now. A: Only God can guarantee my safety. He did so on that fateful day when the SSS and police wanted to secretly kill me because of what I unveiled. I would have been a dead man by now if not for a man of God who came as an “Angel” to quietly free me. Right now, I am wanted dead or alive by IBB and his agents of destruction in high places. The SSS are busy hunting for me up & down and arresting and torturing innocent people because of me. Q: What if I connect you to a man of God by the name of Brother Mike Ejiofor, who is a lawyer, a professional negotiator and a mediator who was the Director of SSS until October 2010? A: I only wish to be connected to God. Q: So how can you describe this country? A: Nigeria is sifting under an Islamic barbaric bomb (IBB). Only God can rescue this nation because 75% of Christians are prayer less. Why? Because they are in their own comfort zone. They do not know what the Christians in Northern Nigeria are passing through and they ignorantly are thinking that the Allah of the Muslims is the same as the God of Christians in the Holy Bible who says: “Thou shalt not kill”. Q: What does the Qur’an say about Islam being referred to as a religion of peace by numerous Muslim scholars? A: Let me tell you in a very clear language that Islam is not a religion of peace, but it is of violence, of killers and fighters as already stated in their so called “Holy” Qur’an which I ignorantly followed all these years when I was spiritually blinded as a Muslim. Q: Can you prove these statements from the Qur’an? A: [Sani Haliru, who is now known as Solomon Haliru (Paul Haliru’s brother)] brought out two copies of the original Qur’an in the Arabic & English translation. He gave me one, and told me to open the book to Surah Al- baqarah chapter 2 vs 216. It says, “Holy fighting is ordained (prescribed) for all muslims, whether they like it or not, as far as it is good and approved by Allah through his prophet Mohammed.” Q: Where is it in the Qur’an that killing is also permitted by Allah? A: Look at Surah Al-baqarah chapter 2 vs 191 “And kill them wherever you find them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out. An Al- Fitnah is worse than killing. And fight not with them at Al-Masjid-Al-Haram (the sanctuary at Makkah), unless they (first) fight you there. But if they attack you, then kill them. Such is the recompense of the disbelievers.” Muslims are told to kill and fight in the cause of Allah. Q: Does it mean that IBB and all these Muslim traditional rulers and Governors that are sponsoring Boko Haram to kill Christians and burn our churches in the North are not aware of the passage in the Qur’an that says there must not be compulsion in Islam as Mohammadu Buhari asserted in a widely publicized interview on Saturday, the 21st of April, 2011? A: I have worked so closely with Mohammadu Buahri for five years, and I can prove it that General Buhari is the most notable outspoken jihadist hardliner in Nigeria who is also strategically sponsoring Boko Haram. Q: General Buhari told a group of pressmen in April 2011 that there is no compulsion in Islam and it is a religion of peace. He quoted Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2:225. What can you say to that? A: What I can say to that is General Buhari, like all other true Muslims, is a hypocrite who is shying away from the fact. Q: How do you mean by saying that most Muslim millionaires and highly placed Muslims are “pretenders and shying away from the fact”? A: What I mean is that they (Muslims-both rich and poor) are told to use their position of wealth (or otherwise) to promote Islam or else they will face destruction from Allah. Q: Where can you find this in the Qu’ran? A: Open Surah Al-Baqarah Chapter 2:195, it is written here that you must use your wealth to champion Jihad of all kinds or else destruction is waiting for such a person on the last day. “And spend in the Cause of Allah (i.e. Jihad of all kinds) and do not throw yourselves into destruction (by not spending your wealth in the Cause of Allah), and do good. Truly, Allah loves Al-Muhsinun (the good-doers).” Q: Have you ever been detained or arrested? A: Nobody could arrest me until the year 2009 soon after my immediate boss Mohammed Yusuf was killed. About 23 of us were arrested in one of our hideouts in Bauchi. But when Governor Isa Yagiuda heard about it, he immediately arranged for me to be free. Even before his official broadcast in 2010 that he was using his position as the executive Governor of Bauchi State (Northern Nigeria) to free 28 prisoners from Bauchi Central Prison, I was already a free man along with several of my colleagues. Q: Now can you tell me some of the horrible crimes that you committed and how you got born again and became converted. A: Old things have passed away and I don’t want to talk about the past, because like Apostle Paul said, we need to press forward in Christ Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Q: Just mention a few to assist some of us who are making efforts to unravel the mystery of the menace called Boko Haram which you have renounced. A: I took part in the Kaduna riot of 1992 and in several northern states of Nigeria, but the state I operated more from was Bornu (northern Nigeria) where I was the State Commander/Chief Strategist. Q: So as Chief Attack Strategist, what crimes have or did you commit before you renounced the deadly sect? A: In the early months of May 1986, I was among the 36 Jihadist hardliners, who went on a rampage to attack Christian students of the University of Sokoto (Sokoto State in northern Nigeria). In that same week, the Federal Government of Nigeria under the brutal leadership of IBB mobilized us and provided some military vans and Army uniforms which our men used and started killing innocent and defenseless Christians all over the Northern states. I and the son of the Emir of Kano, who is now a Christian by name Rev. Paul Ado Bayero, were among the Muslim fanatics who razed down the sculpture of Jesus at the University of Ibadan (Oyo State in western Nigeria). The following year, March 5, 1987 to be very precise, the “Evil Genius” General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida secretly armed us through one of his close aids by the name of Captain Hassan Abubakar (now a Pastor with a fast growing church in Lagos). We went to go and kill some targeted Christians including Rev. Nuhu Kure (Throne room founder) after the destruction we committed at the College of Education in Kafanchan, Kaduna State (North Central Nigeria). And of recent, I was the leader of the team of soldiers of Allah that destroyed Church buildings and properties in Bornu State (northern Nigeria). Q: Can you name some of the buildings and Churches you and your Boko Haramists destroyed? A: There are many, but our main targets which we succeeded in destroying included: Goodnews & ECWA Church, Damboa Road, Maiduguri E.Y.N.L.C.C. Wulari, National Evangelical Mission Inc. Divisional Headquarters Wulari, Elijah Apostolic Christ Church, Oke Ayo Celestial Church of Christ, Deeper Life Bible Church, the Lord’s Chosen and six others in Railway Area and all over Wulari in Maiduguri, Borno State. Other church buildings we destroyed and looted include the Aposotic Church, COCIN Church, Evangelical Church/Mission Headquarters, Anglican Church, Baptist Church/Mission, Redeemed Christian Church of God, El-Shaddai Parish, Watchman Charismatic and several others. Q: Where were the security officers when you were destroying all these church buildings and killing Christians? A: Since 1985 when General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB) started using us to persecute Christians, the Nigerian Army has been an extension or shall I say an arm of the Muslims agenda to Islamize Nigeria. Wherever they go to attack Christians, the Muslims in the top military positions give the cover by providing the logistics. Since the day of Babangida (1985) Christians suffer violence. This is the time that we must attack them and take what belongs to us by force. Q: You don’t seem to like IBB and you talk so much of his evil deeds. Are you the only one he used or is there more revelation we can investigate or ascertain further? A: Babangida is the most wicked and heartless man I have ever seen or worked with. He used many Muslim fanatics (Most of who are now Christians) to commit a lot of atrocities. For example, he used Alhaji Sannusi Dasuki (now Solomon Dasuki), Alhaji Ahmed Ado Bayero (now Rev. Paul Ado Bayero), Alhaji Mohammed Usman (now Evangelist Blessed Usman), Alhaji Sani Jegga (now Isaac Jegga) to attack the following men of God: Late Papa Idahosa, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Rev. Uma Ukpai, Rev. O. Ezekiel and other men of God. He used some of the people whose names mentioned above to burn down several million copies of the Holy Bible. Along with the late MKO Abiola, they both sponsored the sinking of three million copies of the Holy Bible into the high sea. Q: With all these revelations, can’t IBB be arrested and charged to court? A: Who will arrest him? Is it Goodluck or who? Even when we provided the proofs to them that IBB killed Dele Giwa and that he sponsored the burning and looting of the Jos main market (Terminus) and also planted the seed of the present crises in Plateau State in 1991, they refused to arrest him because he is very cunning in his evil ways. He leaves no trace of his evil deeds, but nemesis will soon catch up with him because the sardonic spirit in him will soon expire. Q: In a simple language, how can you describe IBB? A: Ibrahim Babangida is a wicked and heartless man. As a military officer he was very brutal and as a politician he is very selfish and tricky. He better repent and confess his numerous sins and wickedness before it will be too late. Q: Can you prove to the readers that fighting and killing in the name of Allah is justified in the Holy Qur’an? A: I can site more than 28 passages from the Holy Qur’an where fighting and killing is justified as approved in the cause and for the sake of Allah. Please turn to the Qur’an (it goes from the back to the front) and see the book Surah At-Taubah Chapter 9:29 “Fight against those who believe not in Allah, nor in the Last Day, nor forbid that which has been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad), and those who acknowledge not the religion of truth (i.e Islam) among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizyah with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.” In this passage, every true Muslim(s) is specifically instructed to fight against four (4) groups of people especially the Jews and Christians. Q: So what is the meaning of Jizyah and how was the name coined? A: From the footnote as you can see in the Qur’an, Jizyah is a tax levied against the people of the scriptures (i.e. the Christians) who are under the Islamic government. Jizyah was coined out after the Jaiz bank that the Muslims are wanting to use to take over the financial world via Islamic Banking. Q: Are you saying indirectly that Islam is not a religion of peace as most Muslims will want us to believe? A: I am saying it directly not indirectly that Islam is a religion of violence It is a religion of force. More than 95% of Nigerian journalists and people of the world are ignorant of what the Qur’an teaches and/ or says about Islam and violence. Q: How do you mean? A: Open the Qur’an to Surah Muhammad Chapter 47:4. In this very passage, Muslims are commanded by Allah to kill and smite the neck of anyone who does not accept the teaching of Islam, and according to the satanic verses they (Muslims) would be helping Allah by so doing. I quote exactly as it is written in the Muslims Holy Qur’an: “So, when you meet (in fight-Jihad in Allah’s Cause) those who disbelieve, smite (their) necks till when you have killed and wounded many of them, then bind a bond firmly (on them, i.e. take them as captives). Thereafter (is the time) either for generosity (i.e. free from them without ransom), or ransom (according to what benefits Islam), until the war lays down its burden. Thus [you are ordered by Allah to continue in carrying out Jihad against the disbelievers till they embrace Islam and are saved from the punishment in the Hell-fire or at least come under your protection], but if it had been Allah’s Will, He Himself could certainly have punished them (without you). But (He lets you fight) in order to test some of you with others. But those who are killed in the Way of Allah, He will never let their deeds be lost.” Q: So is that why all Muslims are indirectly supporting Boko Haram? A: Yes, Boko Haram is just a name coined by satan to Islamize the world. That is why every true Muslim is directly and indirectly supporting Boko Haram. Q: Can you explain further? A: In Surah Al-Baqarah 2:195, the wealthy Muslims and all those in high position of authority such as IBB, Buhari, Atiku, Isa Yaguda, etc. are told to use their wealth and any position they find themselves in to promote Islam and the cause of jihad of all kinds or else they will face destruction from Allah. Q: Is that how the suicide bombers come into the picture? A: Yes, Q: My readers will like to know from the Qur’an if Islam is the zenith of wickedness as you earlier said. A: In the Qur’an Allah commanded thus “(Remember) when your Lord revealed to the angels, Verily, I am with you, so keep firm those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who have disbelieved, so strike them over the necks, and smite over all their fingers and toes.” (See the Qur’an of Surah Al-Anfal 8:12) Q: So you did accordingly? A: Yes! Satan used Buhari and Tunde Bakare, the false prophet, to smite the necks and chop off the fingers and toes of several Christians in Zaira, Maiduguri, Bauchi and several other places. Q: Which passages say that the Christians are enemies of the Muslims? Some ignorant Christian leaders and pressmen are of the opinion that both Christians and Muslims worship the same God. A: Christians and journalists (about 95%) are very ignorant. Let them search the original Qur’an (The Noble Qur’an). The more the Muslim leaders try to block the original Qur’an from circulation, the more the lie spreads that we’re serving the same God. That is why the Lord says “I will build my church; and the gates of (hades) hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18 Q: Mention another satanic verse that makes every true Muslim(s) to hate Christians. A: In addition to the several passages and mentioned earlier, please take a look at Surah An- Nisa 4:101 and I quote “For the Unbelievers are unto you open enemies.” Q: What is the solution to this problem of the Boko Haram menace? A: The problem is not Boko Haram. The problem is the Spirit of Islam which must be crushed by the prayer of the Saints. Was it not through prayer that people like Rev. Paul Ado Bayero, Bishop K. K. Degaya, Apostle Johnson Suleman and hundreds of others got saved? Was it not through prayer that I got saved on my way to assassinate both Rev. Samuel Dasuki and Evangelist Blessed Usman when they were in their training camp in a crusade/ ministration to their converts? I tell you from my experience this past few months as a Christian, many Christians are not united. In the north Christians are more united and sincere, but in the south & west, Christians are in comfort zones and if they don’t wake up, they will be surprised of what Muslims will do to them. Q: What can Muslims do in Warri, Port Harcourt and other southern and western zones? A: Look let me tell you one top secret. Before I repented, an average of 2,500 Muslim fanatics came to Delta State every month, 2,000 to the Eastern states and 2,000 to Cross River State and 2,500 to other zones. All of these Muslim fanatics were sent in preparation of the holy war (Jihad). Q: Where are they camped? A: In various Mosques and Islamic training schools which they use as training camps at odd hours (--- for security reasons, the author/interviewer have decided not to publish the other details of this answer in print). Q: What advice do you have for Christians in the comfort zones? A: Pray for our Christian brethren in the north. Secondly, stop giving your ladies to Muslims. Thirdly, do no sell your land to a Muslim any longer. Fourth, do not employ them as security men. Fifth, beware of what they do with your finger nails and hair. Finally, watch them carefully and be very prayerful because Nigeria is sitting on an Islamic barbaric bomb (IBB) and the Muslims are prepared to fight you in your backyard. Q: Any advice for the president? A: They are desperate to get him/his family by kidnap/killing them, not only by Spiritual means, but through some well trained security men who he think can never disappoint him. About six suicide bombers are in the presidency and one of them is a student from NDA-Nigerian Defence Academy (other details I am keeping for security reasons). Q: Do you know anything about bombing? A: In answer to this question, I shall give you a top secret document which is supposed to be for only committed Muslims which I smuggled out and gave to some Christian leaders in the south. Q: But tell me a little of how they got the knowledge to manufacture a bomb? Who sponsored your people to do these wicked acts? A: We were sponsored by the man they call IBB and some top Muslims within and outside the country. We also worked hand in hand with Al Qaeda. As far back as 12th of June, 2011 when I got converted to Christianity, I gave several documents to Police and SSS. They arrested and detained me. But the Holy Spirit released me the same day that they wanted to kill me secretly by poisoning. Q: What secrets did you give them? A: I told them that the Muslims are using trailer and vehicles in military colour and are escorted by northern soldiers to smuggle weapons to various mosques and Islamic training schools in Aba, Onitsha, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Calabar, Sapele, Warri, Ebonyi and Enugu States, etc. Q: What about the bomb manufacturers? A: I told them that the Traditional Rulers in the northern part of Nigeria and many state governors in the far north are sponsoring Boko Haram. I told them that I was paid a deposit of 5 million Naira to go and bomb NDA in the month of August 2011 when they will be planning the graduation that just took place where I would have driven straight to the Commander’s Office with a covering letter from a Garrison Officer commander whose name I gave to the police and who is a close relative to IBB. Q: Did you give the name of the bomb location where the training is going on? A: Yes, I gave them and told them where they were training 65 new Islamic Youths in two bomb factories in Bauchi, Bornu and Niger states and also the bomb factory at Hanyan Nassarawa Iku, Niger State. Q: Any more revelation? A: Yes, I gave them many bomb factories even in the southern and eastern states and seven in Kaduna State, Plateau State and Abuja. It was in the Niger State bomb factory that we manufactured the improvised explosive devices that was used to operate in Abuja on October 1, 2010. Q: Did the police take immediate action? A: The news leaked to IBB immediately and he immediately instructed his ground soldiers to relocate the bombs. The Police and SSS were afraid to search some of the mosques because the presidency must be aware that by so doing, the country Will explode into a religious war between Christians and Muslims. That is why I said Nigeria is sitting on Islamic time bomb or shall I say Islamic Barbaric Bomb (I
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Looking at Paradise there are Hills and high points, but in Hellfire there are Valleys and low points #HereafterTour People who waste their prayers will be shoved into a deep, burning valley. #HereafterTour Seek refuge in Allah from the valley of grief. #HereafterTour This is a valley inside of the fire of Hell that the rest of the fire of Hell asks protection from Allah from it. Allah has prepared the valley of grief for people who use the Quran to show off in front of people. #HereafterTour The hypocrites will be in the lowest parts of the fire of Hell. #HereafterTour How low? A stone was tossed into the deepest valley & continued to fall for 70 years & it still did not hit the bottom. #HereafterTour Remember the fire of Hell often. #HereafterTour The tools of torture are made out of burning, scalding iron. #HereafterTour Allah says the people that fight against the message of God will have shackles around their neck #HereafterTour & they will walk around the pits of the fire of Hell dragging these chains along with them. Some of the chains people will be wrapped up in are so long that the chain would drop and continue for 40 years. #HereafterTour They will ask for something to drink. They will be given water made of the bodily fluids of the people that are being tortured in Hell. (Surah Ibrahim) Allah has prepared a fire that will surround the people. (Surah al-Kahf) #HereafterTour The water will be similar to burning, scalding oil. Burning, scalding water will be poured on their heads. It will be so hot that all their internal organs will liquify and melt inside of them. #HereafterTour Their body will eviscerate & Allah will turn their bodies back to their normal state, to feel the punishment again. #HereafterTour Whoever drinks wine (alcohol), Allah will not be pleased with that person for up to 40 nights. #HereafterTour If someone dies in the state of drinking wine (alcohol), they will die as a disbeliever. #HereafterTour People will be fed the leaves of Zaqqum #HereafterTour If 1 drop of juice from the leaves of Zaqqum was squeezed onto the face of this Earth, everything on this Earth would instantaneously die A person will be made huge so that every part of that person’s body will be punished. #HereafterTour A molar of a person in the fire of Hell will be the size of the mountain of Uhud. When a person in Hell sits, they will take up the space that is the distance between Mecca and Medina. #HereafterTour A person will be 60 feet tall, and will be made to wear a helmet that will be made of fire. #HereafterTour The distance between their ear and shoulder will be a distance that would take 70 years to walk. #HereafterTour The top lip of a person will be burned to the point where it will expand and cover the head of that person. #HereafterTour The lightest punishment in Hell: that the person will be made to wear shoes of fire The shoes of fire will be so severe that it will make his head explode. #HereafterTour If a person were to feel a tiny part of the fire of Hell, they would fess up to everything they had ever done wrong. #HereafterTour The shoulder width will be the distance of a three day ride on a horse. The Prophet SAW tells us that the people in Hell will call out to Malik - the angel in charge. #HereafterTour Faces of the People will be Shadowed. Their light will be taken #HereafterTour Tree of Zaqqum - the food of the People of Fire. If one drop was squeezed and dropped onto Earth everything on Earth will die #HereafterTour From the day God created Malik, he has never smiled. Allah did not give him the ability to smile. #HereafterTour Their tears will be so heavy that you could make a sea out of them. When they run out of tears, they will cry tears of blood. #HereafterTour The people of Hell are argumentative, stubborn, and arrogant. #HereafterTour Hell and Paradise had a discussion. Hell said “I was given all the arrogant people.” #HereafterTour Paradise said, “Why is it that weak and humble people are the only one that enter me?” Allah said that Paradise that it is the manifestation of His mercy and that Hell that it is the manifestation of His anger. #HereafterTour There will be people who will be taken out from the fire of Hell, and they will be granted Paradise. #HereafterTour The people who have a slight portion of faith in their heart. Here we go - the description of Jannah - #HereafterTour People who are destined to enter Paradise will be led to the gates. #HereafterTour They will feel the breeze as soon as they approach the gates. The breeze & fragrance of Paradise can be smelled from the distance of 40 years away. #HereafterTour There will be eight gates of Paradise. #HereafterTour Who ever was regular in their prayer will be called from the gate of prayer. Each gate is reserved for a specific deed: those who were consistent will have their names called out from these gates. #HereafterTour If you were consistent in multiple good deeds, you will be called from multiple gates. #HereafterTour The gates of Paradise are so huge that the distance it takes forty years to walk from one end to the other. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam will be the first to knock on the door of Paradise. #HereafterTour The gate will not be opened for anyone before the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam. #HereafterTour When people enter Paradise, it will be like a celebration. The angels will be welcoming them in. #HereafterTour These are all on the Day of Judgement The angels will reassure them that there is no fear upon them, and nothing will harm them. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam speaks of the people of Paradise: #HereafterTour The first people to enter, their faces will be glowing like the full moon. The next people will have faces shining like the stars. People will never have to use the restroom, spit, blow their noses. Their combs will be made out of gold. Their sweat will smell like musk. #HereafterTour They will be in the physical form of Adam alayhi salam...sixty feet tall. They will never disagree with one another, they will never hate one another. #HereafterTour Morning and evening they will glorify and praise Allah, not because they have to, but because they want to. #HereafterTour People will not have hair on their bodies. Men in Paradise will not have beards. #HereafterTour Everybody will be the age of 33. The prime of their youth, maturity, and physical development. #HereafterTour They will have the beauty of Yusuf alayhi as-salam #HereafterTour The people of Paradise will have the heart of Ayuub alayhi as-salam. #HereafterTour What is the smallest Paradise that will be granted? It will be ten times the size of this universe. #HereafterTour Their eyes will be very clear and stand out. There will be different stages in Paradise. The highest level will be called al-Firdous. #HereafterTour He who lives/breathes/exemplifies the Quran will be told to recite. With every verse recited, he will be taken higher & higher in Paradise. The ceiling of Firdous is the throne of Allah. The homes in Paradise will have bricks of gold & silver, and the cement in between them will be musk. #HereafterTour The dirt in Paradise will be like saffron. The pebbles in paradise will be made out of jewels. #HereafterTour The dust that is kicked up in Jannah will be made of musk. #HereafterTour The Prophet salAllahu alayhi wa sallam said there were domes in Paradise made of pearls. #HereafterTour You will never be bored and you will never age in Paradise. #HereafterTour Waterfalls will be falling beneath the rooms in the palaces of Jannah. The waterfalls are pure, clear beautiful water. #HereafterTour Rivers of Paradise: rivers of milk that will never go sour, rivers of wine that will not intoxicate, rivers of honey. #HereafterTour Tents will be made out of singular pearls. The top of the tent will be sixty miles high. #HereafterTour The best of the fountains will be al-Kawthur. That fountain is as vast and as far as the eye can see. #HereafterTour The cups that water will be served in will be studded with diamonds, rubies, and pearls. #HereafterTour One tree in Paradise will be so large that a person could ride a horse for a hundred years and still be shaded. #HereafterTour You get shade in paradise by saying SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, la illah illa Allah, Allahu Akbar. #HereafterTour When you want fruit in Paradise the trees will lower their branches & fruit will be lowered & dropped into your mouth. #HereafterTour Anything you can possibly desire will be provided for you in Paradise. #HereafterTour Birds in Paradise will be the size of camels. They will perch and sit on the trees of Paradise. #HereafterTour Clothes in Paradise will be made of green silk & adorned with jewels & gold. Clothes will never wear out. #HereafterTour They will sit on couches that are more luxurious than anything you have felt in this world. #HereafterTour The beds will be so wide it would take a person 500 years to walk across. #HereafterTour #ultimatecaliforniaking The article of jewelry will be more valuable than everything that is in the heavens and earth. #HereafterTour Every Friday people will gather in the marketplace of Paradise. Allah will cause a breeze to blow that will beautify them. #HereafterTour The greatest reward in paradise will be to be able to see Allah. #HereafterTour In Paradise you will see Allah as clear as you can see the sun or the full moon. #HereafterTour There is nothing more beloved than being able to see Allah. #HereafterTour People who do good will get good - they will get to see Allah in Paradise. #HereafterTour Allah will tell them that He is pleased with them, and that He will never be angry or upset with them. People will live and exist in Paradise for all of eternity. An announcement will be made to them saying death will never come. The Prophet SAW: Allah has prepared for the righteous slaves what no eyes have seen, no ears have heard, and what no heart could conceive The lowest person in Paradise will have 10,000 servants, each holding two slates - 1 made of gold & 1 made of silver. #HereafterTour The options before us: The Gardens of Paradise or the Fire of Hell. It’s our decision, which one will we choose? #HereafterTour There are deeds that make you deserving of the mercy of Allah & deeds that lead you down to the blazing pits of Hell. #HereafterTour Paradise & Hell are closer to you than your shoe lace. #HereafterTour Paradise and Hell are both closer to you than your shoelace. So don't trip and make the best choices and do the best deeds. #HereafterTour Allah controls the seven skies and the seven earths and everything within it. "Worrying about the Dunya is a darkness in the heart,while worrying about the Akhiraat is a light in the heart." (Uthman RA) All the above luxuries will not be given simply We should go in the path of Allah And follow him You are never alone. Never, ever. Allah is always with you, and you have people all around you who care. Say Alhamdulillaah because you are healthy. Ask a sick person about the value of good health. Give your heart to Allah...La ilaaha illAllah... Every time i think of you…Lailaa ha illAllah... The Prophet ﷺ said: “Patience is half of faith (īmān).” Do you Want to go to Jannah? Then pray five times a day and after every prayer recite ‘Ayat ul kursi’. سبحان الله SubhanaAllah الحمدلله AlHamduLillah لا إله إلا الله La ilaha ila Allah الله اكبر Allahu Akbar — with Marin Akter and 48 others.
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Rajesh Match 6 – KKR v DD Duminy snatches thriller for Daredevils JP Duminy snatched victory from the jaws of defeat as the Delhi Daredevils prevailed against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Thanks to the middle-order batsman’s late heroics, DD overcame KK Read more ...
R’s 166-run total with four wickets in hand and three balls to spare. Just when it seemed like the Knight Riders had complete control of the match, Duminy struck a flurry of boundaries, including the match-winning six, to craft a famous win. Earlier, Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to take first strike. However, the decision seemed to have backfired as KKR lost two early wickets. While Jacques Kallis got out to Mohammed Shami off the first legal delivery of the match, skipper Gambhir (0) departed in the second over off the bowling of Nathan Coulter-Nile. Thereafter, Manish Pandey – who had a great first game against the Mumbai Indians – along with Robin Uthappa, seized the momentum from DD. While Uthappa played the supporting role, Pandey (48) ensured KKR’s run-rate stayed in the vicinity of seven-an-over. However, with the score on 75 in the 11th over, Pandey departed when Shahbaz Nadeem got past his defense and bowled him out. Pandey – who at the moment is the Orange Cap holder – missed out on a second consecutive half-century. Uthappa (55), meanwhile, kept on chipping away at the DD bowlers and crafted a 57-run partnership with Shakib Al Hasan (30*). The duo, with their big shots and constant scoring, laid the foundation for a big total, until Uthappa got out in the 17th over. Yusuf Pathan (11), who came in next, hung around long enough to play a supporting role to Shakib in the death overs. And at the fall of Pathan’s wicket in the 20th over, Suryakumar Yadav (8*) took strike and struck two late boundaries to take the KKR score 166 for five. Although Coulter-Nile gave away plenty of runs in the last over of the innings, he was the pick of the Daredevils bowlers and ended up with two big scalps – Gambhir and Pathan. Shami and Jaydev Unadkat, meanwhile, picked up a wicket each. In their pursuit of 167, DD lost Murali Vijay (0) to a run-out in the first over itself. His opening partner, Mayank Agarwal (26), then added 29 runs for the second wicket along with Dinesh Karthik. Just as Agarwal was gathering momentum, Morne Morkel got rid of him, leaving DD on 39 for two. Karthik was then joined by Ross Taylor (6) in the middle, but the Kiwi batter was unable to carry forward his form from the previous game as Kallis cleaned him up with a delivery that jagged back in to him. With DD still 107 runs adrift of the target, JP Duminy came to the crease. Along with Karthik, the South African batsman kept DD in the hunt. The fourth-wicket pair added 58 runs in a little over seven overs. Karthik (56) even brought up his half-century during that period. However, DD’s stand-in skipper was trapped leg-before by the wily Sunil Narine, who Gambhir had saved for the last 10-over stretch. The Daredevils needed 44 runs off the final five overs with Duminy and Manoj Tiwary (5) in the middle. But the latter did not last long and got out cutting a short delivery by Morkel straight into the hands of Narine at deep point. While one would have written the Daredevils off at that point, Duminy had other ideas. Having got his eye in, he unleashed himself in the 18th over – bowled by Morkel – and plundered 21 runs off it to bring the run-chase equation down to 11 off 12 balls. And just when DD looked like they would coast home, Sunil Narine bowled a miserly 19th over, conceding just five runs off it. Then with run-a-ball required in the last over, Gambhir made a surprise move by bringing Piyush Chawla into the attack. The leggie bowled a dot ball first up, and then, claimed Neesham (8) off the next delivery. The pressure was now squarely on Duminy’s (52*) shoulders, but he did not lose his cool and smacked the next ball – a quicker one – over the fence to hand the Daredevils their first win of the season. Man of the Match: JP Duminy for his match-winning innings of 52* (3x4; 3x6)
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Shafiq Accra Quiz of the day 1. How many other sons did Prophet Ya'qub have in addition to Prophet Yusuf? 5 7 11 2. How many Asma-Al-husna are mentioned in the last two verses of Sura Al-Hashr? 17 15 10 3. After they disobeyed Prophet Hud, they were distroyed by Read more ...
a fierce wind which Allah caused to blow against them for seven nights and eight days. Who were those people? People of Aad People of Thamud People of Makkah 4. Which important event, mentioned in the Quran occured one year before Hijrah in Makkah? Hunain Miraj Abu Lahab's death 5. Prophet Saleh was sent to? People of Kahaf People of Madyan People of Thamud
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ISLAM -The True Religion
Meaning Of Dreams in Islam Based On Quran and Hadith
Here are some dream interpretation in Islam that includes the meaning of dreams about: A Door Opening,Call to prayer,Bathing,Birds,Blowing,Clothing,Cover,CowsFresh Dates,Ripe Dates,Door or Gate,Egg,Elevation,Flowing Spring,Furnishing,Garden,Gifts,Go Read more ...
ld,Hand-hold,Keys,Laughing,Leg irons,Marriage,Milk,Mountains,Pearls,Room,Rope,Ruler,Sexual Intercourse ,Ship,Shirt,Sword. A Door Opening Opening a door in a islam dream may refer to the acceptance of a supplication or the need to make one, according to the derivation of the word ‘istiftaah’, [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 220] Based on: “If you ask for a judgement, the judgement has come” (In tastaftihu faqad ja akumul fathu) [Surah al Anfaal (8): 19] Call to prayer – Islam dream ATHAAN (call to prayer): Seeing oneself giving the call to prayer may indicate one’s plans for Hajj will succeed. [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 224] Based on: “Proclaim the Hajj to mankind” [Surah al Hajj (22): 27] Dreams in Islam – Birds Seeing birds flying or circling over one’s head in a dream may indicate the attainment of an administrative post. [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 221]Based on: Verses referring to Prophet David (Daoud) “The birds assembled, and all (with David) turned to (Allah in praise and repentance) and I strengthened his dominion” [Surah Saad (38_: 19-20] Islamic dreams about Bathing Dreaming of oneself bathing in cool water may refer to Allah’s acceptance of one’s repentance, a cure from sickness and/or the lifting of a calamity. [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 220] Based on: Verses referring to Prophet Job (Ayoob) “This is a cool water to bathe in and a refreshing drink. And I returned his family to him, and along with them a similar number of additional offspring” [Surah Saad (38): 42-43] Meaning of dreams in Islam – Blowing Blowing away something or someone disliked in a dream indicates that the problem will soon be eliminated. [Sahih of Muslim, Sharh an Nawawee vol 8 p 39] Based on: Abu Huraira (ra) quoted Prophet Muhammad saying “While sleeping, I saw two gold bangles on my hands. This disturbed me, but I was inspired to blow on them, so I blew on them and they flew away. I interpreted the two bangles as the two great liars who would appear after me, and one of them is al Ansee from Sanaa, and the other, Musaylimah, from Yamaamah” [Sahih of Muslim, vol 4 pp 1228-9 no 5650] Dream interpretation in Islam – Cows: Fat cows, Lean Cows Fat cows indicate a good yield of harvest while lean cows indicate a poor yield.Based on: Prophet Joseph’s (Yusuf’s) dream “O Joseph!” (he said) “O man of truth! expound to us (the dream) of seven fat kind whom seven lean ones devour and of seven green ears of corn and (seven) others withered: that I may return to the people and that they may understand.” (Joseph) said: “For seven years shall ye diligently sow as is your wont: and the harvests that ye reap ye shall leave them in the ear except a little of which ye shall eat. “Then will come after that (period) seven dreadful (years) which will devour what ye shall have laid by in advance for them (all) except a little which ye shall have (specially) guarded.“Then will come after that (period) a year in which the people will have abundant water and in which they will press (wine and oil).” [Surah Yusuf (12): 46-49] Dreams in Islam about Cover, Clothing Seeing clothing or a cover in a dream may refer to a husband or wifeaccording to the metaphor ‘libaas’ (meaning: clothing/cover). [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 221] Ripe Dates – Islam dream Dreaming of oneself eating ripe dates, acquiring them, etc. may signify Allah’s granting of provision, or a reminder to pay charity, or a reminder to avoid extravagance.Based on: “It is He who produces gardens with trellises and without and dates and tilth with produce of all kinds and olives and pomegranates similar (in kind) and different (in variety): eat of their fruit in their season but render the dues that are proper on the day that the harvest is gathered. But waste not by excess: for Allah loveth not the wasters” [Surah al Anaam (6): 141] Fresh Dates In islamic dreams if one sees fresh Ibn Taab dates in a dream, it indicates that one’s practise of the religion will become better. Based on: Anas ibn Malik (ra) quoted Prophet Muhammad saying “Last night I dreamt that we were in the house of Uqbah ibn Raafi and were brought some Ibn Taab fresh dates. I interpreted it as meaning that eminence in this world will be granted to us, a blessed hereafter, and that our religion has become good” [Sahih of Muslim, vol 4 p 1228 no 5647; Sunan of Abu Dawood, vol 3 p 1397 no 5007] Door or Gate In dream interpretation in Islam, seeing oneself enter a door or a gate in a dream, may refer to the successful completion of a project, or the winning of an argument. [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 221]Based on: Enter upon them though the gate. For when you enter victory will be yours” [Surah al Maidah (5): 23] Egg Seeing an egg in a dream may refer to a woman, according to the metaphor used in Quran referring to the maidens of paradise. [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 220]Based on: “And they will have with them chaste females with lowered, large, beautiful eyes; delicate and pure, like well preserved hidden eggs” [Surah as Saaffaat (37): 48-9] Flowing Spring A flowing spring in a dream indicates continued reward for one’s good deeds.Based on: Kharijah ibn Zaid ibn Thabit (ra) narrated that, Um Al-’Ala an Ansari woman who had given the Pledge of allegiance to Allah’s Apostle said, (Uthman bin Maz’un came in our share when the Ansars drew lots to distribute the emigrants (to dwell) among themselves. He became sick and we looked after (nursed) him till he died. Then we shrouded him in his clothes. Allah’s Apostle came to us. I (addressing the dead body) said, ‘May Allah’s Mercy be on you, O Aba As-Sa’ib! I testify that Allah has honored you.’ The Prophet said, ‘How do you know that?’ I replied, ‘I do not know, by Allah.’ He said, ‘As for him, death has come to him and I wish him all good from Allah. By Allah, though I am Allah’s Apostle, I neither know what will happen to me, nor to you.( Um Al-’Ala said, “By Allah, I will never attest the righteousness of anybody after that.” She added, “Later I saw in a dream, a flowing spring for ‘Uthman. So I went to Allah’s Apostle and mentioned that to him. He said, ‘That is (the symbol of) his good deeds (the reward for) which is going on for him.’ [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 pp119-20 no 145] Elevation dreams in Islam Seeing onself in a dream either elevated, ascending or in the sky may refer to an elevation in status or rank (rifah). [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 220]Based on Prophet Idrees, where the word ‘rafanaa’ is used “And I raised him to a high station” (Wa rafanahu makanan aliy ya) [Surah Maryam (19): 57] Garden Seeing a garden in islamic dreams indicates the richness of Islam.Based on: Abdullah ibn Salaam said: (In a dream) I saw myself in a garden, and there was a pillar in the middle of the garden, and there was a handhold at the top of the pillar. I was asked to climb it. I said, “I cannot.” Then a servant came and lifted up my clothes and I climbed (the pillar), and then got hold of the handhold, and I woke up while still holding it. I narrated that to the Prophet who said, “The garden symbolizes the garden of Islam, and the handhold is the firm Islamic handhold which indicates that you will be adhering firmly to Islam until you die.” [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 117 no 142] Dream interpretation in Islam – Furnishing Seeing furniture and rugs in a dream may indicate the coming of a time of rest or a break from a period of difficulty or it may imply the attainment of an administrative office which was sought. [Sharh as Sunnah, vol 12 p 221]Based on: “Reclining on couches lined with brocade and the fruits from the two gardens will be nearby” [Surah ar Rahman (55): 54]Furnishing in a islam dream may also symbolise women and children.Based on: “They will be on elevated couches. And I have specifically created them virgins who will love husbands of equal age” [Surah al Waaqiah (56): 34-37] Gifts Recieving a gift in a dream may indicate a blessing of happiness. [Sharh as Sunnah, vol 12 p 221]Based on: “Indeed you are happy with your gift” [Surah an Naml (27): 36] Meaning of dreams in Islam: Gold Being given gold or finding gold may indicate finding a suitable wife or a successful marriage. The symbolism is derived when the Prophet restricted ornaments of gold to women.Based on: Abdullab ibn Zurrayr related that he heard Ali ibn Abi Talib say that the Prophet took some silk in his right hand and some gold in his left hand. Then he said, “These two are forbidden to the males of my nation” [Sunan of Abu Dawood, vol 3 p 1133 no 4046; an Nasaee and Ahmad] Hand-hold Grasping a hand-hold in a islam dream indicates that one will continue to hold firmly to Islam.Based on: Abdullah bin Salaam said: (In a dream) I saw myself in a garden, and there was a pillar in the middle of the garden, and there was a handhold at the top of the pillar. I was asked to climb it. I said, “I cannot.” Then a servant came and lifted up my clothes and I climbed (the pillar), and then got hold of the handhold, and I woke up while still holding it. I narrated that to the Prophet who said, “The garden symbolizes the garden of Islam, and the handhold is the firm Islamic handhold which indicates that you will be adhering firmly to Islam until you die.” [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 117 no 142] Dreams in Islam about Keys Seeing keys in one s hand, or receiving keys in a dream, indicates the receipt of administrative authority. [Saheeh Muslim: Sharh an Nawawee, vol 8 p 39]Based on: Abu Huraira said: The Prophet said, “I have been given the keys of eloquent speech and given victory with awe (cast into the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping last night, the keys of the treasures of the earth were brought to me till they were put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle left (this world) and now you people are carrying those treasures from place to place. [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 106 no 127; Sahih of Muslim, vol 1 p 266 no 1063] Leg irons Seeing oneself bound in leg-irons indicates stability in the religion. Based on: Muhammad ibn Seereen said: “Abu Huraira hated to see neck irons (metallic neck collars) in a dream, and people generally liked to see leg-irons. Leg-irons were said to symbolise one’s constant and form adherence to religion” [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 118-9 no 144]Imam an Nawawee noted that the reason shakles (qayd) on the feet were liked was because they indicate avoiding sin and evil (i.e. the feet are prevented from taking the body to corruption). On the other hand, shackles (ghull) on theneck is one of the characteristics of those in Hell (Quran 13:5, 34:33, 36:8 and 40:71). [Sharh an Nawawee, vol 8 p 28] Laughing – meaning of dreams in Islam Dreaming of oneself laughing in a dream may refer to the arrival of good news, good times. [Sharh as Sunnah, vol 12 p 221] Based on: “Some faces on that day will be bright, laughing and rejoicing at the good news” [Surah Abasa (8): 38-9] Dream interpretation in Islam – Marriage Dreaming of oneself getting married may indicate an impeding marriage. If there are no marriage plans at the time of the dream, one may propose to the women shown in the dream.Based on: Aisha said: Allah’s Apostle said to me, “You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, ‘Uncover (her),’ and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘If this is from Allah, then it must happen.’Later I dreamt of the angel carrying someone in a silken piece of cloth, and I said (to him), ‘Uncover (her),’ and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘If this is from Allah, then it must happen.’ ” [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 115-6 no 140] Mountains Seeing mountains in islam dreams means that you are going to Alaska. LOL just joking to see if anyone has made it this far. Seeing mountains in a dream may indicate the attainment of an administrative post. Based on: Verses to Prophet David “Indeed, I made the mountains glorify our praises along with David in the evening andin the morning…and I strengthened his dominion” [Surah Saad (38): 18 & 20] Islamic dreams: Pearls Dreaming of pearls may indicate Allah’s granting of a mater, male or female, which refer to the young men and women of paradise granted to the believers.Based on: “And their will be large eyed maidens like hidden pearls” [Surah al Waqiah (56): 22-3]“And there will be young men of perpetual youth serving them; if you saw the youths, you would think that they were scattered pearls” [Surah al Insaan (76): 19] Milk Receiving milk in a dream means that religious knowledge has been granted.Based on: Abdullah ibn Umar said: Allah’s Apostle said, “While I was sleeping, I was given a bowl full of milk (in the dream) and I drank from it (to my fill) till I noticed its wetness coming out of my limbs. Then I gave the rest of it to ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab.”The persons sitting around him, asked, “What have you interpreted (about the dream) O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “It is (religious) knowledge.” [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 112 no 135] Room In dream interpretation in Islam, Dreaming of oneself in a room or in different rooms, may refer to being safefrom what one fears.Based on: “They will reside in rooms in peace and security” [Surah Saba (34): 37] Ruler in islamic dreams: Being addressed by a ruler in a dream may refer to the attainment of a high post or rank. [Sharh as Sunnah vol 12 p 220]“When he (the ruler) spoke to him, he said, ‘Indeed, today you are considered an established, trustworthy person’” [Surah Yusuf (12): 54] Rope – islam dream Seeing a rope in a dream and grabbing hold of it, may indicate one’s adherance to the covenant with God and Islam. [Sharh as Sunnah, vol 12 p 220]Based on: “Hold on firmly to the rope of Allah and do not become divided” [Surah al Imran (3): 103] Sexual Intercourse Dream interpretation in islam of sexual intercourse are fundamentally satanic and therefore not interpretable. However, they may only be classified as good dreams if the people involved are married.If a person has an orgasm while dreaming, taking a complete ritual bath (ghusl) is obligatory on that individual to attain the state of purity (taharaah) necessary to make formal prayers.Anas ibn Malik reported that Umm Sulaym came to the Prophet while he was with Aisha and asked him, “O Messenger of Allah, when a woman sees and experiences in a dream what a ma does, what should she do?”. Aisha remarked, “O Umm Sulaym, you have humiliated women, May your right hand be covered in dust”. The Prophet said to Aisha, “May your right hand be covered in dust”. He then said to Umm Sulaym, “O Umm Sulaym, she should take ghusl if she sees any discharge” [Sahih of Muslim, vol 1 p 178 no 607] Shirt dreams in Islam Wearing a shirt in a dream indicates adherences to the religion. The longer the shirt, the greater commitment to Islam.Abu Said ul Khudri said: I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, “While I was sleeping, I saw (in a dream) the people being displayed before me, wearing shirts, some of which (were so short that it) reached as far as their breasts and some reached below that.Then ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab was shown to me and he was wearing a shirt which he was dragging (behind him).” They asked.What have you interpreted (about the dream), O Allah’s Apostle?” He said, “The religion.” [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 113-4 no 137] Ship Seeing a ship in islamic dreams may mean success or escape. [Sharh as Sunnah, vol 12 p 220]Based on: Prophet Noah “Then I saved him and those with him in the shop, and made it a lesson for all of the worlds” [Surah al Ankaboot (29): 15] Sword in Islam dream: Seeing a sword in a dream refers to one’s companions and supporters coming to their aid. [Saheeh Muslim: Sharh an Nawawee, vol 8 p 38]Based on: Abu Musa said: The Prophet said, “I saw in a dream that I waved a sword and it broke in the middle, and behold, that symbolized the casualties the believers suffered on the Day (of the battle) of Uhud. Then I waved the sword again, and it became better than it had ever been before, and behold, that symbolized the Conquest (of Mecca) which Allah brought about and the gathering of the believers.” [Sahih of Bukhari, vol 9 p 133-4 no 164]
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Macaulay Adeleye Jamiu Combining Two Prayers Mufti Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf There are hadiths which state that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) would combine two obligatory (fard) prayers together while travelling. The hadiths explain how he would aligh Read more ...
t from the back of the animal and perform Maghrib followed by 'Isha, and then resume his journey. There is a difference of opinion regarding the interpretation of these hadiths, i.e. exactly how how he performed the two prayer together. The Hanafis offer the following explanation. Although the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) performed the prayers one after another, he actually performed each prayer in its own time. For example, when combining Maghrib and 'Isha, he would stop a short time prior the end of Maghrib and would perform the prayer. Then as soon as the time of 'Isha would enter, he would perform 'Isha and then resume his journey. Other scholars offer the explanation that the Messenger of Allah (saw) would perform Maghrib and 'Isha in the time of 'Isha (i.e. after Maghrib had expired). The method offered by the Hanafi school of performing the first prayer toward the end of its time and the second prayer immediately after, at the beginning of its time, is known as 'jam' al-suri' or 'apparent combining' in the terminology of the jurists (fuqaha). The method of performing two obligatory (fard) prayers in one prayer time is known as 'jam' al-haqiqi' or 'real combining' There are many hadiths which describe combining two prayers. According to Hanafi scholars, the most suitable explanation is that of jam' al-suri, wherein each prayer is performed in its own time. The Hanafi approach in explaining this issue is in total agreement with the Qur'an and hadiths, both of which emphasize each prayer being performed in its own stipulated time. On the contrary, the jam' al-haqiqi approach leads to great conflicts between the Qur'an and hadiths. It is also important to remember that performing Maghrib and 'Isha in the time of Maghrib, and Zuhr and 'Asr in the time of Zuhr, is known as jam' al-taqdim or 'advanced combing,' since one of the prayers is performed before its time. Combining them at the time of the later prayer is known as jam' al-takhir or 'delayed combing,' because one of the prayers is delayed from its specific time. The Various Opinions One opinion is that it is permissible to perform jam' al-haqiqi if one is undertaking a hurried journey. The second opinion is that jam' al-haqiqi is permissible when undertaking any type of journey; whether it be hurried or relaxed. For some, it is also permissible in the event of heavy rainfall, and some state that it is also permissible in the event of illness. The view of Imam Abu Hanifa (rahmatullahi alaih) is quite simple. According to him, the jam' al-haqiqi method is not permissible except at 'Arafat (during the pilgrimage), where advanced combining takes place between Zuhr and 'Asr, and at Muzdalifa, where the pilgrims perform delayed combing between Maghrib and 'Isha. The practice of advanced and delayed combining at these two places is established through the consensus of the scholars. Hence, the Hanafis do not permit jam' al-haqiqi except in these two instances. They have interpreted the hadiths which mention the combining of two prayers to be jam' al-suri. This type of combining is permissible at all times, as there can be no doubt concerning the permissibility of two prayers performed in their own times. The Qur'an On This Issue 1) Allah, the Exalted, says: "Verily the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours (4:103) This means every prayer has an appointed time with a beginning, prior to which the prayer is not valid, and an ending, after which the prayer is not to be delayed; otherwise it will become qada' or missed prayer. Hence, this verse indicates the importance of performing each prayer in its own time. 2) Allah, the Exalted, says: "Guard strictly the (five obligatory) prayers." (2:238) This verse is also quite clear about performing prayers at their appointed times and not delaying them. 3) Allah, the Exalted, says: "So woe unto those worshippers (hypocrites) who are negligent in regards to their prayer." (107:5) A group of scholars state that this verse is admonition for those who delay the prayers beyond their appointed times. 4) Allah, the Exalted, says: "The, there succeeded them a posterity who gave up prayers." (19:59) According to a group of scholars, the words 'who gave up prayers' mean those who delay the prayers beyond their stipulated times. In short, these verses of the Qur'an verify that delaying any prayer is undesirable and extremely disliked. Delaying the prayer has been portrayed as a trait of the hypocrites (munafiqin). For this reason, the hadiths, which seem to inform that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) delayed prayer, must be interpreted in a way that corroborates these verses, in order to remove the notion of undesirability from the Messenger's (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) practise. The only way this can be achieved is by taking the combining mentioned in them to mean 'apparent combining.' Now we will look at a few hadiths which are quite explicit in their prohibition of taking a prayer out of its time. The Hadiths On This Issue 1) Abu Musa (radiallahu anh) narrates that the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: "Combining two prayers together without any valid reason is from the major sins (kaba'ir)." (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba 2:459, al-Ta'liq al-sabih 2:124) Thus, combining two prayers would not be permissible even in the event of a journey or rain, just as other major sins are not made permissible in such circumstances. 2) It is narrated from 'Umar (radiallahu anh) that he wrotes to the people (around the Islamic world) prohibiting them from combining two prayers together. He informed them that combining two prayers together was a major sin. [al-Ta'liq al-sabih 2:124) 3) 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (radiallahu anh) narrates: "I never observed the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) perform any prayer out of its time except at Muzdalifa. He combined Maghrib and 'Isha at Muzdalifa." (Sahih al-Bukhari 1:227, Sahih Muslim 1:417, Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar 1:164) 4) In another narration Ibn Mas'ud (radiallahu anh) states: "The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) combined two prayer while on a journey. He would combine Maghrib and 'Isha by delaying Maghrib until just before its expiry time and performing 'Isha immediately as its time entered." (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba 2:458) 5) A'isha (radiallahu anha) narrates: "The Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam), while on a journey, would delay Zuhr and perform 'Asr early and would delay Maghrib and perform 'Isha early (i.e. each prayer in its own time)." )Sharh Ma'ani al-Athar 1:164, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shayba 2:457) 6) It is related that Ibn 'Abbas (radiallahu anh) said: "I performed eight rak'ats together (four of Zuhr and four of 'Asr) and seven rak'ats together (three of Maghrib and four of 'Isha) with the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam). (One of the narrators says,) "I asked Abu al-Sha'tha', 'I assume he delayed Zuhr (to the end of its time) and performed 'Asr as soon as it entered, and delayed Maghrib (likewise) and perforemd 'Isha early.' He replied, 'I also think the same.'" (Sahih Muslim 1:246, Mussanaf Ibn Abi Shayba 2:456) This hadith from Sahih Muslim is very precise in its description of combining two prayers. The method described by the narrator is jam' al-suri. 7) Imam Abu Dawud (rahmatullahi alaih) has transmitted the following report: "The Muezzin of 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) informed him it was time for prayer. Ibn 'Umar (radiallahi anhuma) instructed him to continue on the journey. When the red of sunset (shafaq ahmar) had nearly disappeared, he got off from his mount and performed Maghrib. Then he waited until the red had completely disappeared and performed 'Isha. He then said, 'Whenever the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) was in a hurry for some reason, he would do as I have done.'" (Sunan Abi Dawud 1:178) As we can see, the method of combining mentioned in the above hadiths is one other than that of jam' al-suri. It is an agreed upon method which no one disputes. How can there be an objection to two prayers being performed together in a way that does not cause them to be performed either before their stipulated time or after it? Undoubtedly, this is not only the safest method of combining two prayers , but it is also the mosst suitable way to explain the hadiths on the subject of combining. It is also common knowledge that the Fajr prayer should not be performed before its time or intentionally delayed beyond it. Similarly, other prayers should not be performed out of their stipulated times either, especially not while considering it to be Sunnah. This indicates that the Sunnah method of combining two prayers is jam' al-suri, as has also been substantiated through the Qur'an and hadiths. This is the Hanafi opinion in this issue. If it were permissible to practise jam' al-haqiqi in the event of travel or illness, then why is it confined to some prayers only? Why is it not permissible to perform all the prayers of the day together in the morning before departing on a journey? The reason for ths is quite simple. The practise of combining mentioned in the hadiths is not be taken as jam' al-haqiqi but as jam' al-suri, wherein each prayer remains in its own time, but all prayers are prayers are performed one after another. The Hadiths On Combining Prayers In the following, we will analyze some hadiths that are normally presented to establish the permissibility of jam' al-haqiqi. 1) Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) narrates: "Whenever the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) would undertake a hurried journey, he would combine Maghrib and 'Isha." (Sahih Muslim 1:245) This narration is sometimes used to prove the permissibility of 'real combining,' whereas it just mentions that the Messenger of Allah (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) combined two prayers and does not mention that jam' al-haqiqi was performed. The Hanafis have explained that the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) performed 'apparent combining' and not 'real combining,' since the former is a method agreed upon by all scholars. In this hadith, since Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) does not mention the actual method of combining, we turn to hadith 7 above - also a narration of Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) - where he expounds on the method of combing prayers. This method he describes in that narration is none other than jam' al-suri, so it will be taken as a commentary for this narration. 2) Nafi' (radiallahu anh) reports: "Whenever 'Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) had to travel in a hurry, he would combine Maghrib and 'Isha after the red twilight of sunset had disappeared. Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) stated that whenever the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) was forced to travel in a hurry, he would also combine Maghrib and 'Isha." (Sahih Muslim 1:245) 3) 'Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) narrates: "Once the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) had to travel quickly due to some emergency in his family. He delayed Maghrib until the red twilight had disappeared, then got odd his animal and combined the two prayers. Thereafter, 'Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) informed everyone that this was the practise of the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) whenever he had to travel in a hurry." (Sunan al-Tirmidhi 1:124) These two hadiths seem to be in apparent conflict with the opinion of the Hanafis. However, in reality, if they are understood correctly, they would be found to be in total agreement. This is due to the following reasons: (a) Firstly, there are two types of shafaq or 'twilight:' one is the redness (ahmar) seen in the sky after sunset, and the second is the whiteness (abyad) that remains for a short while after the redness disappears. 'Allama 'Ayni (rahmatullahi alaih) states: "It is possible that the twilight referred to in the narrations is the red one. (In the Hanafi school) there are two views regarding the expiry of Maghrib time. Some say it ends when the redness disappears, and others say it ends when the whiteness disappears. Therefore, if the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) performed both prayers immediately after the redness had disappeared, it means he performed Maghrib during the whiteness, i.e. within its stipulated time (according to the view that Maghrib ends after the whiteness has disappeared), and he also performed 'Isha within its stipulated time (according to the view that Maghrib ends with the disappearance of the redness after which 'Isha begins)." ('Umdat al-qari 3:568) (b) Another explanation, mentioned in al-Ta'liq al-sabih, is that these hadiths have been narrated with various differences. Some contain the addition, "the redness was close to disappearing." This indicates that one of the narrators may have become slightly confused regarding the exact wording due to the various reports, so he finally reported it in the words, "after the redness had disappeared," according to his speculation. This means that in reality it was just prior to the ending of the red twilight that the Messenger (salallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) performed Maghrib, which means it was jam' al-suri. (c) Another reason for preferring jam' al-suri is that since the hadiths of Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) on this issue are inconsistent and do not maintain a fixed expression, it would be more preferable to regard hadith 7 above (also narrated by him) as the commentary for the various transmissions of his report. That hadith makes it clear that the method of combining used by the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) was 'apparent combining.' Hence, the combining mentioned in the remaining hadiths of 'Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (radiallahu anhuma) will also be considered to be 'apparent combinining.' 4) Mu'adh (radiallahu anh) narrates that during the expedition of Tabuk, whenever the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) would set out before the sun declined from its meridian, he would delay Zuhr and perform it (just prior to its expiry time) with 'Asr earlt by combining it with Zuhr (i.e. Zuhr at the end of its time and 'Asr as soon as it entered), then he would continue his journey. Whenever he would depart before Maghrib, he would delay it and perform it with 'Isha (i.e. in their respective times), and if he set out after Maghrib he would perform 'Isha early by combining it with Maghrib." (Sunan al-Tirmidhi 1:124, Sunan Abi Dawud 1:178) The following points have been made about this narration: (a) 'Allama 'Ayni (rahmatullahi alaih) states regarding this narration: "This hadith was rejected by Imam Abu Dawud (rahmatullahi alaih), and it is also reported from him that there is no clear hadith to be found concerning the performance of prayer before its stipulated time." (b) Another problem is the strong criticism of Husayn ibn 'Abdillah, a narrator in this hadith's chain, by the hadith experts (muhaddithin). Ibn al-Madni (rahmatullahi alaih) says, "I have abandoned his reports." Imam Ahmad (rahmatullahi alaih) states, "He has defects." Ibn Ma'in (rahmatullahi alaih) call him weak (da'if); and Imam Nasa'i (rahmatullahi alaih) says, "His narrations have been rejected." (c) Even if the hadith were accepted for a moment to be authentic, it would still be considered as describing jam' al-suri for various reasons. It is indicated in the hadith that the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) would delay the first prayer to the end of its time and perform the second one immediately thereafter in its own time. The following two narrations of Ibn 'Abbas (radiallahu anh) suggests the same explanation: "The Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) performed Zuhr and 'Asr together and Maghrib and 'Isha together without (being in the state of) fear or travel." "The Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) combined Zuhr and 'Asr together and Maghrib and 'Isha together in Madina without (being in the state of) fear or rain." (Sahih Muslim 1:246) These narrations speak of the Messenger (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) combining the prayers even though the circumstances were not of fear, rain, or travel. These are the main three circumstances under which one can perform jam' al-haqiqi according to many scholars besides the Hanafis. So was he performing jam' al-haqiqi, as some like to say, even though none of the valid reasons for doing so were present? The correct explanation we coule offer here is that these narrations of Ibn 'Abbas (radiallahu anh), as well as the other narrations on this issue, do not speak of the Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) performing jam' al-haqiqi at all; but rather to his performance of jam' al-suri. Conclusion It could be safely concluded that the Hanafis have followed a safe path in explaining the hadiths in this issue. Their explanation does not contradict the hadiths or Qur'anic verses that strictly enjoin that prayer be performed in their own times. They interpret the hadiths of combining to be based on jam' al-suri, wherein two prayers are performed one after another - the first prayer at the end of its time and the second prayer immediately thereafter, at the beginning of its time. This seems to be the safest and most uncontroversial approach to adopt in light of the many narrations on this issue. On the other hand, taking the various narrations to be based on jam' al-haqiqi - wherein one prayer is intentionally delayed and performed in the time of the other, or the later prayer is performed in advance during the time of the earlier prayer - will cause these hadiths to contradict the verses and hadiths that encourage prayers to be performed in their own times. Furthermore, those who allow jam' al-haqiqi have also stated that it is superior not to combine the two prayers but to perform them seperately in their own respective times.
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Q. Who gave the Qur’an this name? A. "The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Baqarah 2:185] "Do they not then consider the Qur’aan carefully . . .?" [al-Nisaa’ 4:82] "So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it Read more ...
, and be silent that you may receive mercy . . ." [al-A ‘raaf 7:204] "Verily, Allaah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that their shall be Paradise. They fight in Allaah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Tawbah 9:111] "And this Qur’aan is not such as could ever be produced by other than Alaah, but it is a confirmation of (the revelation) which was before it, and a full explanation of the Book wherein there is no doubt from the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)" [Yunus 10:37] "Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’aan in order that you might understand" [Yusuf 12:2] "We relate unto you [Muhammad] the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Qur’aan. And before this, you were among those who knew nothing about it (the Qur’aan)." [Yusuf 12:3] "And indeed, We have bestowed upon you seven of al-Mathaani (the seven repeatedly recited verses, i.e. Soorat al-Faatihah) and the Grand Qur’aan." [al-Hijr 15:87] "So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan, the outcast (the cursed one)." [al-Nahl 16:98] "Verily, this Qur’aan guides to that which is most just . . ." [al-Israa’ 17:9] "And We send down from the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe, and it increases the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) nothing but loss." [al-Israa’ 17:82] "Say: ‘If mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’aan, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.’" [al-Israa’ 17:88] "And (it is) a Qur’aan which We have divided )into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages." [al-Israa’ 17:106] "We have not sent down the Qur’aan unto you [O Muhammad] to cause you distress" [Ta-Ha 20:2] "Then High above all be Allaah, the True King. And be not in haste (O Muhammad) with the Qur’aan before its revelation is completed to you, and say: ‘My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.’" [Ta-Ha 20:114] "Ta-Seen [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’aan, and none but Allaah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Qur’aan, and (it is) a Book (that makes things) clear" [al-Naml 27:1] "And verily, you (O Muhammad) are receiving the Qur’aan from the One, All-Wise, All-Knowing." [al-Naml 27:6] "Verily, He Who has given you (O Muhammad) the Qur’aan will surely bring you back to the Ma’aad (place of return, either to Makkah or to Pradise after your death) . . ." [al-Qasas 28:85] "By the Qur’aan, full of wisdom" [Yaa-Seen 36:2] "And indeed, We have made the Qur’aan easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?" [al-Qamar 54:40] "That (this) is indeed an honourable recital (the Noble Qur’aan)." [al-Waaqi’ah 56:77] "Had We sent down this Qur’aan on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah . . ." [al-Hashr 59:21] "or a little more; and recite the Qur’aan (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style." [al-Muzzammil 73:4] "Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’aan" [al-Burooj 85:21] Can there be any doubt after reading all these aayaat that it is Allaah - and not Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) or anyone else - Who has given the name "Qur’aan" to the Book which He revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? In Arabic, the word "Qur’an" comes from the word meaning al-qar’, which means "gathering" and "putting things together." It is so called because it is a collection of all the siwar (plural of surah). It was also suggested that it is so called because it combines the fruits of the previously-revealed books, or because it combines all kinds of knowledge. (See al-Itqaan by al-Suyooti, 1/162-163). Finally, we advise you to check what you read so that you do not get confused by unreliable sources in books and magazines that may cause you to doubt the truth. May Allaah bless you and us with beneficial knowledge and help us to perform righteous deeds.
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Nizam A. Khan
Q. Who gave the Qur’an this name? A. "The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Baqarah 2:185] "Do they not then consider the Qur’aan carefully . . .?" [al-Nisaa’ 4:82] "So, when the Qur’aan is recited, listen to it Read more ...
, and be silent that you may receive mercy . . ." [al-A ‘raaf 7:204] "Verily, Allaah has purchased of the believers their lives and their properties; for the price that their shall be Paradise. They fight in Allaah’s Cause, so they kill (others) and are killed. It is a promise in truth which is binding on Him in the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel) and the Qur’aan . . ." [al-Tawbah 9:111] "And this Qur’aan is not such as could ever be produced by other than Alaah, but it is a confirmation of (the revelation) which was before it, and a full explanation of the Book wherein there is no doubt from the Lord of the ‘Aalameen (mankind, jinn and all that exists)" [Yunus 10:37] "Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Qur’aan in order that you might understand" [Yusuf 12:2] "We relate unto you [Muhammad] the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Qur’aan. And before this, you were among those who knew nothing about it (the Qur’aan)." [Yusuf 12:3] "And indeed, We have bestowed upon you seven of al-Mathaani (the seven repeatedly recited verses, i.e. Soorat al-Faatihah) and the Grand Qur’aan." [al-Hijr 15:87] "So when you want to recite the Qur’aan, seek refuge with Allaah from Shaytaan, the outcast (the cursed one)." [al-Nahl 16:98] "Verily, this Qur’aan guides to that which is most just . . ." [al-Israa’ 17:9] "And We send down from the Qur’aan that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe, and it increases the zaalimoon (wrongdoers) nothing but loss." [al-Israa’ 17:82] "Say: ‘If mankind and the jinns were together to produce the like of this Qur’aan, they could not produce the like thereof, even if they helped one another.’" [al-Israa’ 17:88] "And (it is) a Qur’aan which We have divided )into parts), in order that you might recite it to men at intervals. And We have revealed it by stages." [al-Israa’ 17:106] "We have not sent down the Qur’aan unto you [O Muhammad] to cause you distress" [Ta-Ha 20:2] "Then High above all be Allaah, the True King. And be not in haste (O Muhammad) with the Qur’aan before its revelation is completed to you, and say: ‘My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.’" [Ta-Ha 20:114] "Ta-Seen [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’aan, and none but Allaah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Qur’aan, and (it is) a Book (that makes things) clear" [al-Naml 27:1] "And verily, you (O Muhammad) are receiving the Qur’aan from the One, All-Wise, All-Knowing." [al-Naml 27:6] "Verily, He Who has given you (O Muhammad) the Qur’aan will surely bring you back to the Ma’aad (place of return, either to Makkah or to Pradise after your death) . . ." [al-Qasas 28:85] "By the Qur’aan, full of wisdom" [Yaa-Seen 36:2] "And indeed, We have made the Qur’aan easy to understand and remember, then is there any that will remember (or receive admonition)?" [al-Qamar 54:40] "That (this) is indeed an honourable recital (the Noble Qur’aan)." [al-Waaqi’ah 56:77] "Had We sent down this Qur’aan on a mountain, you would surely have seen it humbling itself and rending asunder by the fear of Allah . . ." [al-Hashr 59:21] "or a little more; and recite the Qur’aan (aloud) in a slow, (pleasant tone and) style." [al-Muzzammil 73:4] "Nay! This is a Glorious Qur’aan" [al-Burooj 85:21] Can there be any doubt after reading all these aayaat that it is Allaah - and not Abu Bakr (may Allaah be pleased with him) or anyone else - Who has given the name "Qur’aan" to the Book which He revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)? In Arabic, the word "Qur’an" comes from the word meaning al-qar’, which means "gathering" and "putting things together." It is so called because it is a collection of all the siwar (plural of surah). It was also suggested that it is so called because it combines the fruits of the previously-revealed books, or because it combines all kinds of knowledge. (See al-Itqaan by al-Suyooti, 1/162-163). Finally, we advise you to check what you read so that you do not get confused by unreliable sources in books and magazines that may cause you to doubt the truth. May Allaah bless you and us with beneficial knowledge and help us to perform righteous deeds.
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