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HUNTER KNIGHT ~ Hunting 27 : Live Under The Same Sun~
  Di benteng Dark Empire, Goseirou berjalan pelan. Langkahnya sangat stabil, sama stabilnya dengan keadaan yang terpancar dari raut wajahnya. Walau dirinya membawa berita kegagalannya menghabisi Lucifer, namun tak tampak sedikit pun kegelisahan ma Read more ...
u pun ketakutan. Ia juga mengerti bisa-bisa rajanya akan marah bila mendengar kegagalan dirinya.   Sang jendral tiba di ruang singgasana, dan langsung berlutut di hadapan sang raja, Corros. Tiga jendral lainnya duduk sambil menatap Goseirou. Raut wajah mereka sangat datar. Seakan tak peduli dengan apa yang akan terjadi. Corros sendiri juga terlihat bersikap biasa saja. Tangan kanannya menopang dagu, menatap sang jendral selatan.   “Hormat hamba kepada Yang Mulia. Hamba kemari hendak melaporkan hasil misi yang telah diserahkan. Mohon maaf, hamba gagal menghabisi Lucifer dan seorang anggota Seven Deadly Sins. Hukuman untuk hamba akan hamba terima dengan senang hati,”   Suasana sunyi. Tiga jendral lainnya menatap Corros setelah mendengar pengakuan kegagalan dari Goseirou. Bahkan Nittou telah mempersiapkan sebuah pembelaan apabila Corros menjatuhkan hukuman berat baginya. Ia tahu, mengalahkan Lucifer memang sangat menyulitkan. Walau kini sang penguasa sifat sombong itu telah jatuh dari kekuasaannya, namun kekuatan diri Lucifer masih sangat membahayakan bagi Empire. Gagal menghabisinya adalah suatu kewajaran, namun siapa yang bisa menebak isi hati dan otak sang raja yang telah menitahkannya.   “Gagal? Kenapa? Padahal, Lucifer hanya dibantu oleh seorang rekannya saja. Kau didampingi oleh robot kelelawar buatan Chou. Harusnya kau bisa mengalahkan dia. Kecuali, bila ada pengganggu yang membuatmu gagal,” ujar Corros.   “Hamba memang diganggu, oleh Heaven Knight, Dark Knight dan Green Hunter Knight. Mereka membantu Lucifer, sehingga hamba gagal menghabisi Lucifer. Mungkin, Lucifer adalah teman bagi para Knight,” balas Goseirou.   “Heaven Knight, ya? Kau benar, Goseirou. Heaven Knight memang sahabat Lucifer. Di masa lalu, sebelum aku menaklukkan Olympus dan Valhalla, pernah terjadi pertarungan antara Heaven Knight dan Lucifer. Lalu, ada berita yang mengatakan bahwa keduanya adalah sahabat, namun karena Lucifer memilih jalan menghancurkan dunia, maka keduanya bertarung. Ternyata, keduanya muncul lagi di era ini. Aku sudah menduganya, walau benar-benar tak menyangka,”   “Jadi, apakah hukuman untuk hamba?”   Corros terdiam sejenak. Ia menatap Goseirou yang sedari tadi menundukkan kepalanya. Sang raja juga melihat raut keyakinan yang tinggi dari wajah jendral terbaiknya itu. jendral yang telah lama menemaninya dalam memerintah Dark Empire.   “Kalau kau menginginkan hukuman, baiklah. Aku akan memberinya,”   Sontak ketiga jendral Corros lainnya tersentak. Goseirou akan dihukum. Terlebih Nittou, yang tahu persis detil pelaksanaan misi yang diemban sahabatnya itu. Dengan dasar itulah, Nittou angkat suara.   “Yang Mulia, kegagalan Goseirou dikarenakan intervensi dari pihak Knight. Hal itu tak bisa diprediksi begitu saja. Pasti hal ini di luar perkiraan. Mohon Yang Mulia pertimbangkan sekali lagi untuk menghukum Goseirou. Dia tidak gagal sepenuhnya,”   Corros menatap Nittou. Sang jendral timur itu pun tersentak, lalu menundukkan wajahnya. Ia takut, perkataannya tadi mengundang amarah sang raja. Namun, ia menetapkan hatinya, kalau Goseirou dihukum maka ia pun harus dihukum juga.   “Kau memintaku untuk tidak menghukum Goseirou? Atas kegagalan yang ia dapatkan dari tugas yang telah kuperintahkan? Apa hakmu memintaku begitu, Nittou? Aku raja, dan kau jendral. Sepantasnya raja yang memerintah, ditambah Goseirou sendiri yang meminta hukuman itu. Artinya, dia ikhlas untuk menerima apa pun keputusanku,” Corros kembali menatap Goseirou.   “Yang Mulia, mohon pertimbangkan lagi! Goseioru tidak gagal sepenuhnya!” Nittou meninggi.   “Diam!”   Suara bentakan Corros begitu membahana. Mendiamkan semua yang berada di ruangan itu. Nittou kembali menundukkan wajahnya, rasa bersalah hinggap di hatinya.   “Nittou, kupikir kau sudah keterlaluan telah menyelaku seperti ini. Apakah kau tak melihat, Goseirou yang merelakan dirinya untuk dihukum? Artinya, dia ingin mempertanggung jawabkan kegagalannya menghabisi Lucifer. Sebagai raja, aku memang harus memberinya hukuman, karena kegagalan tak bisa ditolerir. Jadi, bila kau menyelaku sekali lagi, hukuman Goseirou akan kuberikan padamu, ditambah hukuman untukmu sendiri. Kupastikan kau takkan mau menerimanya dengan senang hati,”   Goseirou masih saja diam, menanti keputusan yang akan diambil oleh sang raja Empire. Nittou, yang berniat menolong Goseirou, kini hanya diam. Ancaman Corros yang hendak menghukumnya karena menyela keputusannya terngiang di telinganya. Sang jendral timur kini hanya berharap Goseirou tidak dihukum berat.   “Goseirou, melihat kegagalanmu menjalankan perintahku, aku akan memberimu hukuman, sesuai yang kau mau. Kau, hai jendral selatan, kuhukum atas kegagalanmu dengan hukuman tidak boleh turun ke dunia manusia selama aku belum memberimu keputusan yang lain,”   Corros memberikan keputusannya. Goseirou mendesah lega. Baginya, kejelasan akan nasibnya membuat jantungnya bisa berdetak normal setelah tadinya berdetak kencang. Keadaan itu berbanding terbalik dengan Nittou yang terlihat sangat kecewa dengan keputusan Corros. Hatinya masih bertahan dengan pemikirannya bahwa Goseirou tidaklah gagal. Hal itu, tanpa disadari Nittou, diketahui oleh Corros.   “Laksanakan perintahku ini, Goseirou. Jangan membantah,” ujar Corros.   Goseirou mengangguk. Dua Darkos muncul di samping Goseirou, lalu memegang kedua lengan sang jendral untuk dibawa keluar dari ruang singgasana.   =00=   “Masih ingin membicarakan keputusanku tadi, Nittou?”   Nittou berdiri di hadapan Corros dengan tatapan tajam. Hanya mereka berdua yang berada di ruang singgasana, setelah kedua jendral lainnya undur diri menuju dunia manusia. Corros telah memerintahkan keduanya untuk memantau dunia manusia, dan memberi laporan tentang apa yang terjadi. Nittou tidak ikut. Ia memiliki niat untuk menemui Corros setelah pengadilan tadi.   “Keputusan Yang Mulia untuk menahan Goseirou di dimensi ini menurut hamba sangat tidak tepat. Saat ini, kita tengah berperang dengan Satanist pimpinan Mephisto. Menahan Goseirou di sini berarti mengurangi begitu banyak kekuatan tempur kita,” ujar Nittou.   “Aku begitu percaya pada kekuatanmu dan dua jendral lainnya. Tidak diturunkannya Goseirou takkan mempengaruhi kekuatan tempur kita begitu besar,” jawab Corros.   “Tapi, dengan kekuatan dewa kematiannya, kita pasti mampu menekan kekuatan musuh secara nyata. Yang Mulia, hamba mohon jangan tahan Goseirou. Kalau pun harus ditahan, hamba mohon untuk tidak begitu lama. Hamba memiliki firasat, perang besar akan terjadi. Saat itulah, Dark Empire harus turun dengan kekuatan penuh,”   “Kau pikir begitu, Nittou? Pikiranmu itu terlalu berlebihan. Dark Empire bukanlah kerajaan kacangan. Kau pikir, kerajaan ini hanya beberapa kali mengikuti perang? Sejak awal dunia ini hingga sekarang, kerajaan ini telah mengalami jutaan perang. Semuanya berakhir dengan kemenangan. Jadi, tenanglah, Nittou. Hilangnya Goseirou tidak akan mengurangi kekuatan pasukan kita. Aku percaya pada kekuatanmu dan rekan-rekanmu,”   Nittou terdiam. Tak ada lagi yang bisa ia katakan lagi untuk membalikkan keadaan. Corros tetap pada pendiriannya, mengurung Goseirou dalam waktu yang tak diperkirakan. Sang jendral timur hanya berharap, kekuatan Empire untuk melawan Satanist tidak jatuh terlalu dalam.   =00=   Di Pontianak. Pety tengah berkumpul bersama rekan-rekannya. Anak-anak muda itu mulai terbiasa dengan suasana penuh dengan kerusakan di mana-mana. Memang, mereka takkan bisa membicarakan event cosplay seperti dulu, karena tak ada lagi tempat bagi mereka untuk beraksi seperti dulu. Beberapa di antara mereka ada yang membicarakan Ayang alias Lucifer, namun Pety tak menanggapi apa-apa. Baginya, menanggapi cerita mengenai Ayang sama saja dengan menambah beban hatinya.   Beberapa meter dari tempat anak-anak muda itu berkumpul, sekumpulan anak muda yang lain juga berkumpul. Dani dan kawan-kawan serta Danu dan para anggota Hunter Knight.   “Cewek yang jadi Heaven Knight itu terlihat galau. Padahal dia bisa memperlihatkan keceriaan kala berbicara dengan kawan-kawannya. Sulit dipercaya kalau nasib dunia ini berada di tangan wanita rapuh seperti dia,” ujar Dani.   “Sekali pun rapuh, tapi kekuatannya luar biasa. Kala ia bertarung di Papua, ia berhasil membinasakan kekuatan Terror dan satanist yang menyerang. Walau kala itu Lucifer bersamanya,” Danu menjawab.   “Aku jadi semakin tidak bisa mempercayai dirinya. Melawan Terror saja ternyata karena ia membantu Lucifer. Lucifer adalah musuh kita saat ini,” sambung Dani.   “Tak ada “kita” dalam perang ini. Kalian hanya ikut-ikut saja,” jawab Danu.   “Jangan begitu. Suatu saat, kalian akan bergabung dengan kami. Aku memiliki sebuah project untuk mengumpulkan kalian serta jagoan lainnya. Dengan kekuatan gabungan kita, maka Bumi ini akan lebih terjaga,”   “Kalian raja, tapi sangat membutuhkan bantuan ksatria, ya? Sepertinya, itu suatu kenyataan tak terelakkan,” giliran Runa yang berkata.   “Karena raja tanpa ksatria adalah bukan apa-apa,” Iwan menjawab.   =00=   “Membahas tentang rencana penyerbuan ke benteng Mephisto?” Andhika mengernyitkan dahinya kala mendengar ucapan Kaka. Sang gadis mengangguk mantap.   “Ya. Pertemuan kita kali ini membahas rencana serangan ke benteng milik Mephisto. Dalam beberapa hari ini, aku dan timku berhasil mendeteksi di mana letak benteng milik Mephisto,” jawab Kaka.   Andhika beserta Yusuf dan Irvin terdiam, terlihat begitu terpekur. Beberapa hari lalu, Kaka datang ke markas polisi untuk berdiskusi mengenai Mephisto. Sekarang, belum juga seminggu datang informasi mengenai keberadaan markas milik Mephisto.   “Benteng milik Mephisto memang ada, tapi tidak berada di kota ini. Mereka berada di sebuah kota, tapi benteng itu tidak menetap,” ujar Kaka.   “Tidak menetap? Maksudnya, benteng itu…tak menyentuh tanah?” ucap Irvin.   Kaka mengangguk. “Lebih tepatnya, dia melayang,”   “Melayang? Sebuah benteng?” Giliran Yusuf yang terdengar tak mempercayai ucapan Kaka.   “Anda boleh percaya boleh tidak. Tapi, selama tiga hari saya dan tim memantau keadaan Bumi lewat satelit perusahaan, karena ingin mencari informasi kondisi Bumi saat ini. Saat itulah, kami mendapatkan sebuah penampakan sesuatu yang melayang di langit pulau Sulawesi. Mirip sebuah benteng. Saat berhasil dipertajam lagi, voila! Sebuah benteng,”   Kaka mengeluarkan beberapa lembar foto. Tiga polisi muda itu mengambil lalu melihatnya. Memang, terlihat sebuah bayangan hitam yang besar tengah menaungi langit Sulawesi. Bayangan berbentuk benteng atau sebuah kastil.   “Sejak kapan benda ini berada di langit Sulawesi? Dan kenapa tidak ada berita mengenai hal ini?” ujar Andhika. Kedua matanya tak beranjak dari selembar foto yang tengah dipegangnya.   “Tentang kapan kemunculannya, mungkin sekitar seminggu yang lalu. Tidak ada berita tentang hal ini karena benda ini tak tampak oleh mata manusia mau pun satelit pemerintah. Satelit perusahaan Brahmana sedikit spesial karena melibatkan teknologi yang bisa jadi tak dimiliki manusia zaman ini,” jawab Kaka.   Ketiga polisi itu terdiam. Sesekali mereka menatap Kaka dengan tatapan penuh selidik. Mereka merasa bahwa Kaka bukanlah gadis biasa. Mengetahui suatu objek yang bahkan manusia biasa beserta teknologinya tak mampu melakukannya bukanlah hal yang bisa diterima akal sehat ketiganya. Terlebih, Kaka menjelaskan semuanya dengan nada percaya diri, seakan rasa takut telah sirna dari hatinya.   “Jadi, dengan apa kita akan ke sana?” tanya Irvin.   =00=   Di desa tempat Lucifer dirawat, warga pengungsi telah membenahi rumah-rumah mereka yang rusak karena serangan Terror dan Satanist. Mereka terlihat begitu riang, walau sebelumnya mereka sangat ketakutan karena serangan itu. Mereka senang karena dalam serangan itu tak ada korban jiwa dalam serangan itu.   Kedua anak laki-laki dan perempuan yang merawat Lucifer juga membantu warga. Keduanya begitu riang, sambil membawa jerami serta kayu-kayu kecil untuk membangun rumah. Warga yang dibantu pun sangat senang dengan keduanya, dan memberi keduanya imbalan atas bantuan mereka, seperti roti dan permen.   Dalam keriangan membantu, kedua anak itu tiba-tiba menghentikan kegiatannya. Mereka menoleh ke suatu arah. Terlihat kosong, hanya angin yang bertiup. Namun, seperti mata seekor srigala, kedua anak itu tak mempercayai kekosongan itu. Keduanya pun meletakkan jerami yang mereka bawa, lalu meninggalkan kesibukan. Berjalan menuju hutan, tempat keduanya dulu bermain bersama Lucifer.   =00=   Anak-anak itu terus berjalan menyusuri hutan, dengan langkah penuh keberanian, dan tentu saja, rasa penasaran. Mereka tak henti membicarakan tentang perasaan keduanya kala merasakan aura yang sangat mereka kenal. Hingga akhirnya, kedua anak itu berhenti di tengah hutan, di sebuah area luas.   Keduanya berhenti sejenak, sambil melihat sekelilingnya. Tetap saja kosong, tak ada apa pun. Hanya udara. Keduanya tak menyerah. Mereka meyakini, ada sesuatu yang sangat mereka kenal di dalam hutan ini. Hanya saja, sesuatu itu seakan berlari menghindar dari keduanya.   Memang, tanpa kedua anak itu sadari, sepasang mata tengah menatap. Memandang dengan tatapan harimau lapar. Namun, kedua mata itu menoleh ke arah lain, menangkap sesuatu yang juga tak terlihat oleh kedua anak itu. sesuatu yang merayap di tanah. Pemilik kedua mata itu pun bernafas begitu pelan, tak ingin terdengar oleh kedua anak itu.   Tiba-tiba, keluarlah makhluk merayap itu, yang tak lain adalah ular kobra berukuran lumayan besar. Sang anak perempuan melihatnya, lalu berteriak. Sang anak laki-laki terkejut, dan menoleh. Dilihatnya sang ular kobra merayap ke arah keduanya. Secepat kilat, sang anak laki-laki meraih sebatang kayu.   Seketika itu, sesosok manusia langsung muncul di belakang kedua anak itu, lalu segera menangkap si kobra. Ular berbisa itu melawan, namun setelah menatap kedua mata sosok manusia itu, sang ular berbisa diam, tak melakukan gerakan yang membahayakan. Sosok itu, Lucifer, kemudian melempar ular kobra itu. sang ular pun segera merayap kembali ke hutan.   “Kenapa kalian ke sini? Di sini banyak ular,” Lucifer bertanya.   “Kakak sendiri, kenapa datang ke sini? Setelah Kakak membunuh makhluk-makhluk aneh itu, Kakak pergi begitu saja” si anak laki-laki balik bertanya.   “Aku ke sini karena ingin mendinginkan kepalaku saja,” jawab Lucifer. Ia duduk di hamparan rumput di tengah area hutan yang luas itu. Kedua anak itu duduk di samping sang penguasa sifat sombong itu. Tak ada raut takut di wajah keduanya, walau terakhir kali keduanya begitu takut melihat Lucifer yang memiliki sisi yang mengerikan di mata keduanya.   “Sepertinya desa kalian tengah diperbaiki. Dan semuanya merasa senang,”   “Begitulah, Kak. Kami tengah memperbaiki desa, warga sedang sibuk. Syukurnya, serangan beberapa hari lalu tidak menimbulkan korban manusia. Hanya rumah-rumah kami yang hancur,” jawab si anak perempuan.   “Begitu, ya… Syukurlah,”   “Lalu, setelah Kakak pergi, Kakak ngapain saja? Kami sempat terpikir untuk mencari Kakak, tapi nggak jadi. Kakak pasti tidak berada di kota mau pun desa lain,” kata si anak laki-laki.   “Bukan urusan kalian. Ini urusanku,”   “Kakak berubah, deh. Saat bersama kami, Kakak begitu ramah. Walau terluka, Kakak benar-benar membuat kami merasakan kasih sayang seorang kakak perempuan. Sekarang, Kakak balik ke sini dengan wajah cemberut. Kakak nggak cantik,” si anak laki-laki terdengar kesal melihat sikap Lucifer.   “Cantik tak berkaitan dengan sifat dan sikap,” Lucifer membalas dengan nada dingin.   Kedua anak itu cemberut, mereka memalingkan wajahnya dari Lucifer. Lucifer pun berbaring di rumput areal itu, menatap langit yang begitu biru dengan awan tipis yang mempercantik suasana kala itu.   “Kalau dilihat, langit Bumi ini sangat indah. Semua makhluk pun hidup di bawah matahari yang sama, yang memancarkan kehangatan serta aura kehidupan yang menyelimuti makhluk. Dulu, aku tak pernah merasakan hal ini. Kurasa dunia ini penuh dengan polusi dan manusia kotor yang harus dimusnahkan. Maka, pada saat serangan itu muncul, pembersihan dunia ini pun dimulai,” ucap Lucifer.   “Kalau ini adalah pembersihan, maka pembersihan ini hanya akan meninggalkan debu dan kekosongan,” jawab si anak laki-laki.   Lucifer terdiam. Ditatapnya si anak laki-laki, yang ternyata menatap langit bersama si anak perempuan.   =00=   Di tempat tak jauh dari para cosplayer itu berkumpul, terlihat dua orang seperti tengah bergumul. Keduanya pria. Pria di atas tengah mencengkeram kedua tangan pria di bawah, yang berusaha untuk melepaskan diri dari pria yang di atas.   “Apa-apaan ini? Hey! Lepaskan!”   Pria yang di atas seakan tuli, dia justru semakin keras berusaha sambil sesekali membuka mulutnya, hendak mengeluarkan sesuatu. Kulit pria itu pucat, dengan mata merah darah serta suara lenguhan mirip zombie. Keduanya terus bergumul.   Hingga muncul seorang wanita dengan kondisi fisik yang sama muncul di tengah pergumulan itu. Ia melangkah dengan pelan, sehingga tak terdengar oleh pria yang di bawah karena pelannya bunyi langkah itu. Seketika itu, sang wanita langsung mempercepat langkahnya, dan bersimpuh di atas kepala sang pria sambil menarik dagunya, membuat pria itu mendongakkan wajahnya dan bertemu muka dengan sang wanita.   “Si..siapa kau? Le..lepaskan! Lepaskan!”   Tak disangka, tenaga pria yang berontak itu semakin mengecil, akibat kuatnya tenaga dua orang berwajah pucat itu. Dicengkeramnya rahang pria itu oleh sang wanita hingga mulutnya membuka. Saat itulah, sang wanita seakan hendak muntah, dan detik berikutnya keluarlah makhluk seperti ulat dari mulutnya. Makhluk itu mencicit, mendesis, dan sangat menjijikkan. Lendir-lendir menetes dari kulit makhluk ulat itu. Perlahan, sang wanita mendekatkan kepalanya ke kepala sang pria, dan berikutnya makhluk ulat itu berhasil masuk ke dalam mulut sang pria.   =00=   Pety tersentak. Ia merasakan aura negatif yang menyerang tengkuknya. Segera saja ia meninggalkan rekan-rekannya, dan berlari.   “Pety, mau ke mana?” Rizki berseru.   Rekan-rekan Pety terlihat heran, lalu segera bergerak untuk menyusul Pety.   =00=   Di pusat kota, terjadi kekacauan yang disebabkan oleh beberapa orang berwajah pucat yang berjalan layaknya zombie. Mereka membunuh warga dengan menggigit serta memasukkan makhluk ulat ke dalam tubuh korban. Tentu saja, korban-korban itu pun berubah menjadi sama dengan orang-orang berwajah pucat itu.   Lilian berada di tengah kekacauan. Dengan membawa pedang hitamnya, ia menatap dengan pandangan dingin.   “Nona Angel, tugas ini akan saya laksanakan dengan baik. Yang Mulia Mephisto, inilah saatnya Anda menguasai dunia,” ucap Lilian.   Untuk pertama kalinya sejak ia muncul, Lilian mengeluarkan suaranya. Tak disangka, suara itu begitu indah didengar, bagaikan suara biduan nomor satu di dunia ini. Teduh, menenangkan, namun begitu dalam. Ia bisa saja menjadi penyanyi. Ia mengayunkan tangannya yang memegang pedang, dan langsung memenggal leher seorang wanita yang berlari ke arah dirinya.   “Tembak!”   Satu pasukan polisi yang tiba di tempat itu langsung menembakkan pistol mereka, dan memberondongi Lilian dengan peluru-peluru panas. Sayang, usaha itu sia-sia karena Lilian terlindungi dengan tameng sihir yang menahan peluru-peluru itu.   Lilian menembakkan aliran listrik berwarna hitam pekat ke arah pasukan polisi itu. Serangan itu langsung menewaskan pasukan polisi dan membuat tubuh mereka hangus terbakar, bahkan salah satunya tewas dengan kondisi kepala hilang akibat pecah.   =00=   Pety tiba di tengah kekacauan itu. Sontak wajahnya terpana melihat kondisi mengenaskan itu. Kala rekan-rekannya berhasil menyusul Pety, mereka pun turut terpana.   “Astaga, apa ini? Warga kota…membunuh sesama…,” Octha tak bisa menahan keterkejutannya. Ia ingin memalingkan muka, tapi tertahan oleh naluri dirinya. Seakan hendak melihat lagi kekejaman dan keganasan momen yang berada di depan matanya itu.   “Mengerikan. Kenapa ini terjadi?” ucap Iky.   Tiba-tiba, beberapa orang berwajah pucat melihat ke arah kelompok anak-anak muda itu. Tanpa basa-basi, mereka langsung berlari ke arah anak-anak muda itu. Begitu pula dengan anak-anak muda itu, mereka segera lari menghindari dari kejaran orang-orang berwajah pucat.   “Aduh!”   Seorang gadis jatuh tersungkur karena kakinya tersandung batu.   “Yuuki!”   Rizki langsung membantu Yuuki, nama gadis itu, untuk segera berdiri. Namun, orang-orang berwajah pucat itu telah dekat dengan keduanya, dan dua di antara mereka melompat untuk menerkam keduanya. Yuuki menutup kedua matanya dan membenamkan wajahnya ke dada Rizki. Sang pemuda menatap tajam kala jarak mereka dengan orang-orang pucat itu tinggal sepuluh senti.   Sekitar lima detik setelahnya, Rizki melihat kepala kedua orang pucat itu terlepas dari tubuhnya, dan darah merah memancar. Tubuh dua orang pucat itu jatuh terseret, dan kala Rizki melihat sisa dari kelompok orang-orang pucat itu, kedua matanya menangkap sosok Knight menghabisi semuanya dengan dua gunblade.   “Ternyata, ada bau Noble Knight di sini. Lama juga tak bertemu,” ucap Killer, sang Knight itu. Ia membelakangi Rizki dan Yuuki dengan menenteng kedua gunbladenya yang berlumuran darah.   “Noble Knight? Apa itu? Aku tak kenal dengan hal itu,” ujar Rizki.   Killer terdiam. Ia tak bergerak selama beberapa detik. Setelahnya, ia pun bersuara.   “Begitu, ya? Aku mengerti. Baiklah, pergi dari sini. Aku akan mengatasi semuanya. Lagipula, jendral serangan ini sudah datang,” ucap Killer.   Rizki berusaha melihat apa yang di depan Killer, dan menatap sosok Lilian berdiri dengan baju perang berjubah warna hitam. Tangan kanannya memegang pedang hitam sebesar tinggi badannya.   “Pergi! Cepat!” bentak Killer.   Tanpa pikir panjang, Rizki dan Yuuki segera meninggalkan Killer dan bergabung dengan rekan-rekannya. Tak lama, mereka segera lari. Pety berhenti sejenak, menatap Killer dan Lilian, kemudian segera mengikuti langkah rekan-rekannya.   =00=   Kini, dua jendral dari pihak berbeda berdiri berhadapan. Di tengah jerit kengerian dan sakit dari manusia-manusia yang dikejar-kejar oleh manusia-manusia berkulit pucat, keduanya seakan tengah mnikmati jeritan-jeritan itu seperti menikmati musik konser terbesar di masa ini.   “Sepertinya, kau sangat menikmati semua ini. Kau pun memiliki aura membunuh yang menakutkan,” ujar Killer.   “Kau pun adalah orang pertama yang mendengar aku berbicara. Aku sudah cukup sering menutup mulutku karena aku tak suka berbicara hal-hal yang tak berguna. Lagipula, aku senang dengan kebisuan yang kubuat selama ini,” jawab Lilian sambil tersenyum.   “Begitu. Jadi, mungkin saat ini kau bisa bersuara lebih banyak. Untuk kematianmu,”   Keduanya menghilang, dan berikutnya mereka muncul dengan menghantamkan senjata masing-masing sehingga terpancarlah percik api bagaikan kembang api di malam tahun baru.   Killer langsung menggebrak dengan serangan pedang ganda yang dikuasainya, sementara Lilian menahan dengan pedang tunggalnya. Di satu saat, Lilian melancarkan tebasan yang begitu bertenaga ke arah leher Killer, dan berhasil ditahan oleh sang jendral timur Empire itu dengan pelindung pelatuk gunbladenya. Killer segera menebaskan gunblade lainnya ke perut Lilian, dan wanita itu segera mengambil langkah melompat mundur.   =00=   Di tempat lain, para Hunter Knight dan anak-anak muda dari Brahmana Corp tengah bertarung melawan orang-orang berwajah pucat. Walau tanpa kekuatan Knight, Danu dan kawan-kawannya mampu mengalahkan setidaknya dua puluh orang. Semua tewas dengan leher patah atau kepala pecah.   Satu orang berwajah pucat menyerang dengan mengeluarkan makhluk ulat yang mendesis ke arah Faisal. Secepat kilat, Faisal memutar tubuhnya, dan berhasil menangkap kepala makhluk ulat itu serta menariknya. Disusul dengan sengkatan di kaki, membuat orang itu jatuh dengan wajah mencium tanah. Seketika itu, Faisal meremukkan kepala orang itu dengan menginjaknya.   “GRAAAAA!”   Satu orang berwajah pucat hendak menyerang Faisal dari belakang, namun tendangan Akmalia langsung menghantam punggung orang itu, menimbulkan bunyi berderak yang keras. Akmalia mendarat dengan tubuh orang itu menghantam tanah, lalu segera melompat ke arah satu manusia berwajah pucat lainnya, dan memiting lehernya. Gadis itu langsung mematahkan leher orang itu.   “Waw, sudah bisa membunuh orang, ya?” ucap Faisal.   “Kan mereka bukan manusia? Nggak usah kasihan. Udah jelas mereka membunuh orang lainnya dengan cara paling menjijikkan yang pernah kulihat,” balas Akmalia.   Satu wanita berwajah pucat jatuh di antara keduanya. Tubuhnya penuh dengan lubang bekas tusukan, dan makhluk ulat yang keluar dari mulutnya. Ia terlihat sekarat, dengan tangan yang meraba angin, sepertinya ia hendak memegang Akmalia dan Faisal kala melihat keduanya. Suara lenguhan terdengar jelas, dan kedua mata merahnya memancarkan sinar hendak memangsa keduanya, walau kondisi badannya terluka parah.   “Ini pasti ulah Mas Ade. Yang begini harus dibereskan juga,” keluh Akmalia.   “Jadi?” tanya Faisal.   Keduanya langsung menginjak kepala wanita itu hingga hancur. Wanita berkulit pucat itu bergetar, menjemput kematian yang akhirnya mengambil nyawanya di antara genangan darah dari kepala yang hancur.   “Kalian baik-baik saja, ya? Tak kurang sedikit pun,”   Niya dan Melanie berjalan mendekatinya. Namun, langkah keduanya dihadang oleh dua wanita berkulit pucat, yang langsung maju menyerang keduanya. Seakan bergerak dengan telepati, Niya dan Melanie berhasil menghindar dari sergapan dua wanita berkulit pucat itu, ditambah dengan keduanya berhasil memiting kedua tangan lawannya itu. Niya mendorong wanita yang dipitingnya ke arah wanita yang dipiting oleh Melanie. Wanita yang dekat dengan Dani itu pun melakukan yang sama, dan dengan teriakan panjang Niya serta Melanie membenturkan kepala kedua wanita itu sekeras-kerasnya. Bunyi retak terdengar keras, dan darah hitam memancar deras.    “Danu dan Dani asyik bermesraan dengan orang-orang aneh itu. Sampai-sampai kami sebagai wanita paling dekat dengan mereka tak dihiraukan,” ucap Niya sambil mengibaskan poni rambutnya yang menutupi mata kanannya.   “Tumben kamu bisa bicara begitu, Niya. Biasanya kamu sangat pemalu untuk bicara,” ujar Akmalia.   “Hmmm, mungkin pengaruh Knightor,”   =00=   Danu dan Dani melancarkan tendangan bersamaan, dan menghantam kepala satu pria berwajah pucat. Tendangan dua orang itu langsung membuat bunyi retak yang jelas di tengkorak dan tulang lehernya.   Kemudian, keduanya melawan arah, menendang manusia berwajah pucat yang berusaha menyerang keduanya dari belakang. Keduanya berputar lagi, lalu memukul lawannya yang terkena tendangan keduanya. Kedua orang berwajah pucat itu jatuh terjerembab, namun mereka berusaha untuk bangkit.   Tiba-tiba, Ade dan Sansan muncul di hadapan kedua orang itu, lalu menikam mereka. Ade dengan tombak Gae Dearg, Sansan dengan combat knife. Semuanya tepat di kepala. Kedua orang berwajah pucat itu tewas seketika.   “Ade!”   “Sansan!”   Seakan telah berlatih sebelumnya, Ade dan Sansan melempar senjata masing-masing ke arah rekannya. Dani dan Danu langsung menghindar dari lesakan kedua senjata tajam itu. Sansan berhasil menangkap tombak Gae Dearg, dan Ade mendapatkan combat knife. Keduanya berbalik, dan menebas dua wanita berwajah pucat yang berada di belakang keduanya.   “Nice slash,” ucap Sansan.   “Nice stab,” balas Ade.   Keduanya pun menukar senjata. Danu melihat keduanya dengan tatapan datar, sedangkan Dani terlihat begitu riang melihat kedua pemuda itu.   “Mantap! Kalian berdua sangat kompak. Sepertinya Aksa dan Hunter Knight bisa menjadi partner sejati,” ujar Dani.   “Dalam mimpimu,” ucap Danu dengan nada dingin.   =00=   Lucifer masih saja berbaring dan terdiam menatap langit di atas hamparan rumput hijau hutan itu. Kedua anak yang berada di samping Lucifer masih saja diam.   “Kalau kalian ingin pulang, pulanglah. Orang-orang desa pasti khawatir kalau kalian tidak ada,” ujar Lucifer.   “Kami takkan pulang sampai kami tahu, untuk apa Kakak ke sini,” jawab si anak laki-laki.   “Jadi, kalian ingin tahu kenapa aku ke sini? Kalian tidak suka padaku, hingga kalian begitu ingin tahunya kenapa aku ke sini?”   “Bukan. Kami nggak benci dengan Kakak. Kami benar-benar hanya ingin tahu. Setelah Kakak pergi dari desa ini, kami sedikit khawatir dengan Kakak. Mungkin Kakak sangat kuat sehingga bisa mengalahkan makhluk-makhluk aneh itu. Tapi, mereka begitu mengerikan. Manusia seperti kita akan susah untuk mengalahkannya,” jawab si anak perempuan.   “Manusia, ya? Kalau begitu, apakah kalian merasa aku ini manusia? Setelah kalian melihat sendiri bagaimana aku mengalahkan makhluk-makhluk aneh itu? Dengar, Nak. Hanya setan atau malaikat saja yang bisa mengalahkan makhluk-makhluk itu. Atau manusia yang tak normal,” kata Lucifer.   “Tidak tahu. Karena Kakak langsung pergi saja saat Kakak mengalahkan manusia bertangan banyak itu. Jujur, kami takut dengan penapilan Kakak saat itu. tapi, ketakutan itu perlahan hilang setelah memikirkan kembali bagaimana Kakak bertempur. Kami melihat, emosi seorang manusia yang membela diri dari serangan setan atau makhluk jahat. Jadi, kami tetap memandang Kakak sebagai manusia,” jawab si anak laki-laki.   Lucifer terdiam. Kemudian, ia bangkit dari tidurnya, berjalan meninggalkan kedua anak itu. namun langkahnya terhenti kala si anak laki-laki memanggilnya. Lucifer berhenti, dan menoleh ke belakang.   “Kakak adalah manusia, apa pun itu. Sekali pun Kakak terlihat jahat, tapi kami yakin Kakak sangat baik. Kakak telah berjuang demi manusia seperti kami,” kata si anak laki-laki.   Lucifer terdiam sejenak. Terlihat seulas senyum kecil di bibirnya.   “Terima kasih, anak-anak. Dan asal kalian tahu saja, akulah yang membuat kekacauan ini. Salah besar bila menilai aku ini manusia,” jawab Lucifer. Ia pun langsung pergi, meninggalkan kedua anak itu yang terlihat sangat terkejut mendengar ucapan Lucifer tadi. Sebelum keduanya menyusul Lucifer, sang penguasa sifat sombong itu menghilang tanpa jejak.   =00=   Anak-anak muda Nekuhachi berhenti berlari dan bersembunyi di sebuah reruntuhan gedung. Sesekali, mereka mengintip ke luar. Suasana belum berubah. Manusia-manusia berwajah pucat itu masih mengejar orang-orang, dan jumlah mereka bertambah.   “Sialan! Mereka makin banyak! Susah bagi kita untuk keluar saat ini!” omel Andy.   “Dan tidak mungkin kita terus berada di sini. Lama-lama, mereka juga akan menemukan tempat ini,” imbuh Iky.   “Lalu kita harus gimana? Apa pun pilihannya, rasanya bakal mengalami hal-hal yang nggak menyenangkan,” ujar Iip dengan nada gelisah.   “Mana ada yang menyenangkan dalam situasi seperti ini. Sial! Kayak di game Resident Evil aja!” omel Rizki.   Pety terdiam sejenak. Ia menatap ke luar, melihat sekitarnya. Suasana masih saja terlihat rusuh. Namun, ia melihat sebuah bangunan yang masih utuh. Dilihatnya bangunan itu begitu kokoh. Mungkin bisa dijadikan persembunyian sementara, dan ia bisa membereskan situasi ini dengan kekuatan Knightnya. Akhirnya ia menemukan strategi untuk masuk ke dalam bangunan itu, melihat situasi yang masih kacau.   “Teman-teman,”   Semua menoleh ke arah Pety.   “Di sana ada bangunan yang masih utuh. Kita segera ke sana saja, lumayan untuk bersembunyi,” ujar Pety.   Semua rekannya melihat ke arah yang ditunjuk Pety, dan mereka melihat bangunan yang dimaksud. Mereka berpikir Pety benar.   “Lalu, bagaimana kita ke sana?” tanya Kid.   “Aku sudah memikirkan caranya. Memang sangat riskan, tapi tak masalah. Karena orang-orang aneh itu masih banyak, maka aku akan maju untuk menjadi umpan. Sementara itu, segeralah kalian lari ke bangunan itu,” ujar Pety.   “Are you insane?! Gila, ya? Saat ini lagi rusuh, kenapa kamu malah memilih cara yang nggak masuk akal begitu?” seru Andy.   “Hanya ini cara satu-satunya, Ndy. Makhluk-makhluk itu lambat laun akan menemukan kita di sini, karena tempat ini masih bisa terlihat oleh mereka. Kalau kita bersembunyi di sana, kupikir kita bisa bertahan. Lalu, dengan kondisi seperti ini perlu rasanya untuk menunjuk seseorang agar menjadi umpan sehingga kalian bisa masuk ke sana. Untuk hal itu, cukuplah aku yang menjadi umpannya,” jawab Pety.   “Bahaya, Pety. Kalau kamu yang maju, kamu bisa dimangsa mereka. Kalau memang kamu harus melakukannya, biar kamu ditemani salah satu dari kita. Jangan lakukan sendiri,” ujar Octha.   =00=   Pety keluar dari persembunyian dengan mengendap-endap. Ia melihat, kumpulan manusia berkulit pucat itu masih saja berkeliaran. Dengan langkah mengendap-endap namun sangat mantap, ia berdiri di belakang kumpulan manusia berkulit pucat itu.   Sejenak ia menghirup nafas, lalu dihembuskan. Sebelumnya, ia berdebat dengan kawan-kawannya tentang siapa yang menjadi rekan Pety namun akhirnya diputuskan tak ada yang menemani Pety. Memang rekan-rekannya sangat berat untuk melepaskan, namun tak ada jalan lain untuk menghentikan Pety yang sudah mantap untuk menjadi umpan agar rekan-rekannya bisa menuju bangunan yang lebih aman.   “Hey, aku di sini! Ayo! Kejar aku!”   Pety berteriak. Mengisi suasana kerusuhan itu. Seperti yang telah diperkirakan, semua manusia berkulit pucat itu menoleh ke arah Pety. Mereka pun bergerak perlahan menuju gadis berkerudung itu. Geraman seperti harimau terdengar dari mulut mereka. Mata mereka menunjukkan nafsu memburu yang sangat tinggi.   Pety sendiri berusaha menenangkan dirinya, sesekali ia menatap rekan-rekannya yang hendak bersiap maju bila Pety telah berlari. Gadis berkerudung itu pun melangkah mundur. Tatap matanya tajam kala bertemu dengan kedua mata manusia-manusia berwajah pucat itu. Situasinya memang seperti di film zombie, yaitu terdesak.   Dalam sepersekian detik, Pety segera berbalik dan mengambil langkah seribu. Segera ia dikejar oleh manusia-manusia berkulit pucat itu. Terdengar suara keras dan teriakan menakutkan dari manusia-manusia berkulit pucat itu, seperti hewan yang mengejar mangsanya. Pety terus berlari, dan sesekali ia melihat ke belakang. Samar-samar, ia melihat rekan-rekannya berjalan dengan langkah cepat menuju bangunan yang ditunjuk oleh Pety. Sejenak, ia mendesah lega.   Namun, belum juga semenit, desah lega itu berubah menjadi deru nafas penuh teror. Tanpa rekan-rekannya sadari, tiga manusia berkulit pucat bersiap untuk menerkam mereka. Lalu, saat Pety menghentikan langkahnya, tiga manusia berkulit pucat itu menyergap satu rekannya, Iip. Dilihatnya, rekan-rekannya itu begitu terkejut serta panik. Mereka berusaha menolong Iip yang meronta-ronta akibat sergapan tiga manusia berkulit pucat itu.   Diselimuti rasa gemetar dan amarah, tubuh Pety memancarkan sinar aura biru langit.   “BRENGSEEEEEEEEEEKKKK! KNIGHT, RIIIIIISSSEE!”   Terdengar ledakan besar kala Pety meneriakkan kalimatnya itu. Terbentuk kubah ledakan berwarna biru yang menelan beberapa manusia berkulit pucat dan membuat mereka hancur tanpa bekas. Muncullah Pety dengan Heaven Armor dari kubah ledakan itu. wajahnya menunjukkan kemarahan yang luar biasa. Kemarahan yang sebelumnya pernah ia tampakkan kala pertempuran di Amerika.   Para manusia berkulit pucat segera menghadang langkah Pety. Pety pun menutup kepalanya dengan helm perangnya, dan mengeluarkan pedang cambuk. Ia pun mengayunkan pedang itu ke arah gerombolan manusia berkulit pucat, dan mereka pun tewas karena sabetan cambuk yang mengayun bagai rantai hidup. Satu manusia berkulit pucat melompat hendak menerkam Heaven, namun muncul banyak bilah pedang pendek dari punggung sang Knight, dan langsung menhujam tubuh sang manusia pucat dengan serangan mirip tembakan peluru gatling gun. Pedang-pedang pendek itu terus melubangi tubuh sang manusia pucat, dan akhirnya ia jatuh dengan tubuh sudah terpotong-potong.   Heaven menemui celah di mana ia bisa menerobos, dan memanfaatkan kesempatan itu untuk melesat ke arah Iip yang tengah digigiti oleh tiga manusia pucat itu. Namun, lagi-lagi langkahnya dihadang oleh beberapa manusia berkulit pucat. Heaven langsung menghantamkan tinjunya ke tanah, lalu menimbulkan lingkaran sinar dengan kaligrafi rune berwarna biru. Langsung saja manusia-manusia berkulit pucat itu terserang sengatan listrik berkekuatan tinggi, dan membuat mereka meledak sehingga darah dan potongan daging berceceran di mana-mana.       Dilihatnya Iip berhasil dilepas oleh rekan-rekannya dengan memukul ketiga manusia berkulit pucat menggunakan kayu. Iip berhasil dibawa lari, namun tiga manusia berkulit pucat itu kembali bangkit, dan mengejar anggota Nekuhachi.   Heaven langsung berlari melesat ke arah tiga manusia berkulit pucat itu, dan berhasil berdiri di hadapan ketiganya. Sang Knight mengeluarkan sebilah pedang dan langsung memasang kuda-kuda ala kenjutsu. Saat itulah, waktu seakan lambat dan Heaven langsung menebas ketiga manusia pucat itu hingga menjadi potongan-potongan daging. Waktu kembali berjalan normal, dan potongan-potongan tubuh ketiga manusia pucat itu jatuh berantakan.   Heaven membuka helmnya, dan mendekati anggota Nekuhachi yang tengah mengobati luka-luka yang dialami Iip. Melihat Pety yang ditutupi baju perang, membuat semua anggota komunitas cosplay itu terpana. Memang tak disangka bahwa Pety kini menjadi seorang prajurit perang. Muncul banyak tanya di hati mereka, namun tak satu pun yang bisa diucapkan.   “Bang Ip, apakah masih bisa bertahan?” tanya Pety, setelah ia menancapkan pedangnya ke tanah.   “Ugh! Sa…kit… Mereka…nggak main-main.. hehe..,” jawab Iip dengan nada terbata-bata. Ia masih bisa tersenyum walau rasa sakit kini menusuk tubuhnya.   Lehernya mengalami luka gigit yang dalam, hingga menyobek dagingnya. Bagian rusuk juga mengalami hal yang sama, dan pundak yang terluka akibat cakaran serta gigitan. Tubuh Iip bermandikan darah. Nafasnya terengah-engah, tubuhnya gemetar. Ia pun terbatuk-batuk, dan mengeluarkan darah. Pety menatap kondisi Iip itu dengan pandangan sedih dan marah, namun hebatnya semua ekspresi itu ia sembunyikan.   “Pety, apakah Iip bisa disembuhkan?” tanya Juni.   “Disembuhkan? Dengan apa?” Pety balas bertanya.   “Pety..Pety menjadi hero, bukan? Biasanya, biasanya warna seperti ini…dalam game, memiliki kemampuan penyembuhan. Iya, kan?”   “Yang Pety miliki adalah kekuatan penghancur. Pety tak bisa menyembuhkan Bang Ip. Lagipula, kita semua sudah melihat bahwa orang-orang yang terkena serangan manusia berkulit pucat itu pasti akan menjadi salah satu dari mereka. Bang Ip pun juga sudah mengetahuinya, kan? Lagipula, ini bukan game. Ini nyata,” jawab Pety.   Iip mengangguk. “Jadi, aku bakal menjadi seperti…mereka…begitu..?” Pety tak menjawab. Sepertinya, diamnya dia sudah menunjukkan jawaban “iya”.   “Makanya, mungkin Iip bisa disembuhkan. Kalau bisa diusahakan…,”   “Sudah tak bisa, Bang Juni. Sudah tak bisa. Itu faktanya,” Pety menyanggah.   Ia pun segera mengambil sebatang kayu berukuran besar, dan menatap Iip yang juga menatapnya dengan tatapan sedikit takut. Di mata Iip, Pety seakan malaikat maut dengan senjata pencabut nyawanya yang hendak mengambil jiwanya.   “Bang Ip, Abang bisa memilih dua hal. Pertama, hidup menjadi seperti orang-orang itu. Kedua, mati sebagai manusia. Semua pilihan itu memiliki akhir yang sama,” kata Pety.   “Pety! Kamu ingin membunuh Iip? Kenapa, Pety? Kamu belum mengusahakan apa-apa untuk menyembuhkan dia,”   Iky mencengkeram pundak kiri Pety, namun seketika itu tangannya tersengat aliran listrik. Membuatnya menarik tangannya.   “Ini adalah usaha untuk menyembuhkan dirinya. Kalau begini terus, Bang Ip akan menderita. Lebih baik, ia memilih satu dari dua hal yang Pety tanyakan tadi. Setidaknya, ia bisa mendapatkan akhir dari semua ini,” jawab Pety, tanpa menoleh sedikit pun.   “Ka..kalau cuma satu..pilihan..saja.., Abang me..milih… UHUK! Pili..han…kedu…a… Abang…ingin tetap…menjadi..ma..nusi..a.. AGH!” Iip berkata, dan darah kembali keluar dari mulutnya kala ia batuk-batuk.   “Pety juga memikirkan hal yang sama, Bang. Kalau begitu, kita mulai saja. Sakitnya memang lumayan, tapi di akhir akan terasa nyaman. Setidaknya, Abang tak perlu melihat keburukan manusia lagi,” ujar Pety.   Iip menghembuskan nafasnya, seperti tengah menelan sebuah ketenangan yang mendalam.   “Jadi, lakukan saja, Pety. Selama..aku masih..manusia,”   “Seperti yang Abang minta,”   Pety mengangkat kayu itu dengan posisi ala kenjutsu. Kedua matanya menatap Iip seperti siap untuk membunuh musuhnya. Genggaman kedua tangannya sangat mantap. Kayu itu siap untuk menghantam kepala orang yang berada di hadapannya.   “Pety, pikirkan lagi! Masa iya kamu membunuh kawanmu sendiri? Jangan berlagak seperti Ayang. Jangan seperti dia. Kamu beda, Pety! Kamu beda!” Juni hendak menahan Pety. Kedua tangannya terjulur hendak menangkap kedua tangan sang Knight.   “Saat ini, aku juga sama dengan Ayang,”   Pety mengayunkan kayu besar itu ke arah kepala Iip, disambut dengan senyuman rekannya yang tengah sekarat itu.   =00=   Pety masih saja menggenggam kayu besar itu, dengan noda darah melekat di ujungnya. Darah yang sama juga membasahi tanah, di mana Iip kini berbaring kaku dengan kepala bersimbah darah akibat hantaman kayu yang dipegang Pety.   Tak terlihat raut penyesalan di wajah sang Heaven Knight. Ia membuang kayu itu, dan berjalan meninggalkan kerumunan kawan-kawannya yang sangat terkejut melihat tubuh Iip yang telah kaku dan tak bernyawa itu. Tangis pun pecah, serta air mata kesedihan mengalir di kedua mata anak-anak muda itu.   ~End of Hunting 27~      
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Salma Fathema Islam is the perfect way of life for those who know it as it is and Quran is a guide for the whole humanity to have a better life in this world as well as in the Akhira (the hereafter). Following are the 10 interesting lessons we can learn from the Q Read more ...
uran to live a good life InShaAllah: The most selfish one letter word: “I” – Avoid it! “And he had property (or fruit) and he said to his companion, in the course of mutual talk: “I am more than you in wealth and stronger in respect of men.” [Surah Al-Kahf 18:34] The most satisfying two-letter word: “WE” – Use it! “Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall we invoke others besides Allâh (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels after Allâh has guided us (to true Monotheism)? – like one whom the Shayâtin (devils) have made to go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): ‘Come to us.’ ” Say: “Verily, Allâh’s Guidance is the only guidance, and we have been commanded to submit (ourselves) to the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists); And to perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât)”, and to be obedient to Allâh and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you shall be gathered.” [Surah Al-Anaam 6:71-72] The most poisonous three-letter word: “EGO” – Kill it! “He said: “This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.” Did he not know that Allâh had destroyed before him generations, men who were stronger than him in might and greater in the amount (of riches) they had collected. But the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) will not be questioned of their sins (because Allâh knows them well, so they will be punished without account).” [Surah Al-Qasas 28:78] The most used four-letter word: “LOVE” – Value it! “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect.” [Surah Al-Rum 30:21] The most pleasing five-letter word: “SMILE” – Keep it! “And that it is He (Allâh) Who makes (whom He wills) laugh, and makes (whom He wills) weep;” [Surah Al-Najm 53:43] The Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face…” [Sunan Abu Dawud :: Book 32 : Hadith 4073] The fastest spreading six-letter word: “RUMOUR” – Ignore it! “O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful.” [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12] The hardest working seven-letter word: “SUCCESS” – Achieve it! “Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allâh (with heart and tongue), nor from performing As­Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), nor from giving the Zakât. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allâh may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allâh provides without measure to whom He wills.” [Surah Al-Nur 24:37-38] The most enviable eight-letter word: “JEALOUSY” – Distance it! “When they said: “Truly, Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are ‘Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error.” [Surah Yusuf 12:8-9] “And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is Ever All­Knower of everything.” [Surah An-Nisa 4:32] The most powerful nine-letter word : “KNOWLEDGE” (about Islam) – Acquire it! “By the Qur’ân, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs)..” [Surah Yasin 36:2] The most essential ten-letter word: “CONFIDENCE” (Trust in Allah’s Guidance) – Trust it! “Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh along with the six articles of Faith, i.e. to believe in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) - Islâmic Monotheism], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise).” [Surah Yunus 10:9] “Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us. He is our Maulâ (Lord, Helper and Protector).” And in Allâh let the believers put their trust.” [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:51] If you sincerely follow these things, you got the ‘secret’ of living a better life! In short, an happy and better life can be InShaAllah attained only when you follow the Quran and Sunnah properly. The above listed things are very few, there are many things you can get when you understand the Quran. So, enjoy reading!
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Thabo Engine Lesia Long live da selfless fighting spirit of Cde Oliver Reginald Tambo.... Born five years after the birth of the ANC, Oliver Reginald Tambo spent most of his life serving in the struggle against apartheid. 'O R', as he was popularly known by his peers, Read more ...
was born on 27th October 1917 in a rural town, Mbizana, in eastern Mpondoland in what was then the Cape Province (now Eastern Cape). His parents had converted to Christianity shortly before he was born. At the age of seven he began his formal education at the Ludeke Methodist School in the Mbizana district and completed his primary education at the Holy Cross Mission. He then transferred to Johannesburg to attend St Peters College, in Rossettenville, where he completed his high school education. From St Peters, Tambo went to study at the University College of Fort Hare, near Alice, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1941. It was at Fort Hare that he first became involved in the politics of the national liberation movement. He led a student class boycott in support of a demand to form a democratically elected Student's Representative Council. As a consequence he was expelled from Fort Hare and was thus unable to complete his Bachelor of Science honours degree. In 1942, he returned to St Peters College as a science and mathematics teacher. At St Peters he was to teach many who later were to, play prominent roles in the ANC. Among these were Duma Nokwe who became the first black South African Advocate of the Supreme Court and a Secretary-General of the ANC. It was while he was in Johannesburg that Tambo threw himself body and soul into the ANC. He was among the founding members of the ANC Youth League (ANC YL) in 1944 and became its first National Secretary. He was elected President of the Transvaal ANCYL in 1948 and national vice-president in 1949. In the ANCYL, Tambo teamed up with Walter Sisulu, Nelson Mandela, Ashby Mda, Anton Lembede, Dr William Nkomo, Dr C.M.Majombozi and others to bring a bold, new spirit of militancy into the post-war ANC. In 1946 Tambo was elected onto the Transvaal Executive of the ANC. In 1948 he, together with Walter Sisulu were elected onto the National Executive Committee. This was of great significance to the ANCYL's efforts to change the ANC. Instrumental in achieving this transformation was the Programme of Action, piloted by the ANCYL from branch level to the 1949 national conference at Bloemfontein O.R. Tambo served on the Committee that drew up the Programme of Action, which was adopted as national policy in 1949. The Programme of Action envisaged the transformation of the ANC from an organisation that held public meetings and occasionally petitioned the government to a campaigning movement that would draw in large numbers of people through mass actions, Involving civil disobedience, strikes, boycotts and other forms of non-violent resistance. It was through these means that the ANCYL hoped to change the ANC from an organisation addressing the African elite to a movement of struggle involving the mass of uneducated and unskilled Black workers. Tambo left teaching soon after the adoption of the Programme of Action and set up a legal partnership with Neslon Mandela. The firm soon became known as a champion of the poor, victims of apartheid laws with little or no money to pay their legal costs. During the Campaign of Defiance of Unjust Laws of 1952, Oliver Tambo was among the numerous volunteers who courted imprisonment by deliberately breaking apartheid laws. His law firm partner and colleague, Nelson Mandela was the National volunteer in chief. The South African government's attempts to suppress the Defiance Campaign resulted in one of the first mass trials in South African legal history. Though he himself was not among the accused, Tambo was close to the trial. It resulted in the designation of Sisulu and others found guilty of organising the Defiance Campaign as statutory "Communists". (That is, though they were not Communists, in terms of the violations of the Suppression of Communism Act they had committed, the judiciary declared them "Communists" in terms of the statute.) One result was in 1955 Walter Sisulu, Secretary General of the ANC was banned in terms of the Suppression of Communism Act and ordered to resign his post as Secretary General. Oliver Tambo was appointed to fill the post, pending ratification by the annual conference. Hounded by banning orders and other restrictions, many of Tambo's peers were unable to attend the Congress of the People in June 1955. Oliver Tambo was not only on the platform but also served on the National Action Council which headed the mobilisation for the COP. It was because of this role that Tambo found himself among the 156 accused in the marathon Treason Trial in 1956. In 1958, Oliver Tambo left the post of Secretary General to become the Deputy President of the ANC. The following year, 1959, he like many of his colleagues was served with five year banning order. After the 1960 Sharpeville massacre, Tambo was designated by the ANC to travel abroad to set up the ANC's international mission and mobilise international opinion in opposition to the apartheid system. Working in conjunction with Dr Yusuf Dadoo he was instrumental in the establishment of the South African United Front which brought together the external missions of the ANC, the PAC, the SA Indian Congress and the South West African National Union (SWANU). As a result of a very successful lobbying campaign the South African United Front was able to secure the expulsion of South Africa from the Commonwealth in 1961. After this initial success the SAUF broke up in July 1961. Assisted by African government, Tambo was able to establish ANC mission in Egypt, Ghana, Morocco and in London. From these small beginnings, under his stewardship the ANC acquired missions in 27 countries by 1990. These include all the permanent members of the UN Security Council, with the exception of China, two missions in Asia and one in Australasia. The suppression of the 1961 stay at-home strike led to the ANC adopting the armed struggle as part of its strategy. Tambo was again an important factor in securing the co-operation of numerous African governments in providing training and camp facilities for the ANC. In 1965 Tanzania and Zambia gave the ANC camp facilities to house trained Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) combatants. In 1967, after the death of ANC President General Chief Albert J. Luthuli, Tambo became Acting president until his appointment to the Presidency was approved by the Morogoro Conference in 1969. During the 1970s Oliver Tambo's international prestige rose immensely as he traversed the world, addressing the United Nations and other international gatherings on the issue of apartheid. He became the key figure in the ANC's Revolutionary Council (RC) which had been set up at the Morogoro Conference to oversee the reconstruction of the ANC's internal machinery and to improve its underground capacity. When Portuguese colonialism collapsed in 1975, the ANC stood poised to take maximum advantage of the geo-political changes. Angola offered camp and training facilities for MK, and the long- standing relationship with Frelimo enabled the ANC to acquire diplomatic facilities close to South Africa. In 1985 Tambo was re elected ANC President at the Kabwe Conference. In that capacity he served also as the Head of the Politico Military Council (PMC) of the ANC, and as Commander in Chief of Umkhonto we Sizwe. Among black South African leaders, Oliver Tambo was probably the most highly respected on the African continent, in Europe, Asia and the Americas. During his stewardship of the ANC he raised its international prestige and status to that of an alternative to the Pretoria Government. He was received with the protocol reserved for Heads of State in many parts of the world. During his years in the ANC, Oliver Tambo played a major role in the growth and development of the movement and its policies. He was among the generation of African nationalist leaders who emerged after the Second World War who were instrumental in the transformation of the ANC from a liberal constitutionalist organisation into a radical national liberation movement. In 1989 Oliver Tambo suffered a stroke, and underwent extensive medical treatment. He returned to South Africa in 1991, after over three decades in exile. At the ANC's first legal national conference inside South Africa, held in Durban in July 1991, Tambo was elected National Chairperson of the ANC. He was also chairperson of the ANC's Emancipation Commission. Oliver Reginald Tambo died from a stroke at 3.10am on 24 April, 1993. uTambo angalila masibona sinje angalila masibona sinje*singing*
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Mazen Ahmd Mazen The Quran does not give details of Isaac's life (pbuh),but reliable Quranic commentators mentioned that when Abraham felt that his life was drawing to a close,he wished to see Isaac married. He did not want Isaac to marry one of the Canaanites,who we Read more ...
re pagans,so he sent a trustworthy servant to Haran in Iraq to choose a bride for Isaac. The servant's choice fell upon Rebekah Bint Bethuel, Ibn Nahor,who was a brother of Abraham. Isaac married her and she gave birth to a set of twins,Esau (Al Eis) and Jacob (Yaqub). Ill feelings developed between the two brothers when they grew into manhood. Esau disliked the fact that Jacob was favored by his father and by Allah with prophethood. This ill feeling became so serious that Esau threatened to kill his brother. Fearing for his life,Jacob fled the country. The People of the Book said that when Isaac was forty years old,he married Rebekah,Bint Bethuel,during his father's life. They said she was sterile,so Isaac prayed to Allah and then she became pregnant. She gave birth to twin boys. The first one was called Esau whom the Arabs called Al-Eis. He became the father of Rum. The second one was called Jacob, which means Isreal,(belonging to the people of Israel). The People of the Book claimed that when Isaac (pbuh) grew old and his eye sight had weakened,he had a desire for food,so he asked his son Esau to go hunting and bring him some cooked game. Esau asked him to bless the food and pray for him. Esau,a hunter,went out to get his father the meat. Rebekah, overhearing this,ordered her son Jacob to slaughter two goats of his best flock and cook them as his father liked and bring it to him before his brother returned. She dressed Jacob in his brother's clothes and put goat skin on his arms and neck,for Esau was hairy while Jacob was not. When he approached his father with the food,his father asked: 'Who are you?' Jacob answered: 'I am your son.' When his father finished eating, he prayed for his son to be the more blessed brother and to prevail over them and all people,and for Allah to sustain him and his children. When he left his father,his brother Esau, who had carried out his father's command,entered. Isaac asked him: "What is this my son?" He answered: "This is the food you like." Isaac asked: "Did you brin it an hour ago and ask me to pray for you?" Esau said: "No,I swear I did not," and he knew his brother had preceded him in this matter and he was sick at heart. The People of the Book said Esau threatened to kill his brother when their father was dead. They also said that he asked his father to pray for him that Allah make the earth good for his offsprin and multiply his sustenance and fruits. When their mother knew that Esau threatened his brother Jacob,she commanded her son Jacob to go to her brother Laban in the land of Haran and abide with him for a time until his brother's anger had abated,and to marry one of the Laban's daughters. she told her husband Isaac to command him with that advice and pray for him,and he did. Jacob (pbuh) left his family,when night came he found a place to rest. He took a stone and put it under his head and slept. He dreamed of a ladder from heaven to earth. Angels were ascending and descending and the Lord addressed him and said to him; "I will bless you and your offspring and make this land for you and for those who come after you." WHen he awoke he felt joyful from what he had seen in his dream and vowed,for Allah's sake that if he returned to his family safely,he would build here a temple for Allah the Almighty. He also vowed to give one tenth of his property for the sake of Allah. He poured oil on the stone so as to recognize it and called the place "Ayle's House" (Bethel),which means "House of Allah". It was to be the location of Jerusalem later. The People of the Book also said that when Jacob came to his maternal uncle in the land of Haran,his uncle had two daughters. The elder one was called Leah (Lia) and the younger one was Rachel (Rahil). The latter was the better and lovelier of the two. His uncle agreed to marry his daughter to him on the condition that Jacob pasture his sheep for seven years. After a period of time,his uncle prepared a feast and gathered people for the wedding. He married Leah,his elder daughter,to him at night. She was weak-sighted and ugly. When morning came, Jacob discovered she was Leah and he complained to his uncle. "You deceived me; I was engaged to Rachel and you married me to Leah." His uncle said: "It is not our tradition to marry the younger daughter before the elder daughter. However,if you love her sister,work another seven years and I will marry you to both of them." Jacob worked for seven years and then married Rachel. It was acceptable in their time,as described in the Torah,for a man to marry two sisters. Laban gave a female slave to each daughter. Leah's slave was called Zilpah and Rachel's slave was called Bilha. Almighty Allah compensated Leah's weakness by giving her sons. the first one was named Rueben (Robel),after whom there were Simon (Shamun),Levi (Lawi), and Judah (Yahudh). Rachel felt jealous of Leah's having sons,as she was barren. She gave her slave Bilha to her husband and he had relations with her until she became pregnant. she gave birth to a son and named him Naphtali. Leah was vexed that Rachel's slave had give birth to a son, so she in turn gave her slave Zilpah to Jacob (pbuh),Zilpah gave birth to two sons,Gad and Asher. Then Leah got pregnant and gave birth to her fifth son, Issaacher,and later she gave birth to a sixth son Zebulun. After this Leah gave birth to a daughter named Dinah. Thus, Leah had seven sons from Jacob. Then Rachel prayed to Allah to give her a son from Jacob. Allah heard her call and responded to her prayer. She gave birth to a son,great,honorable,and beautiful. She named him Joseph (Yusuf). All of this happened when they were in the land of Haran and Jacob (pbuh) was pasturing his uncle's sheep,which he did for a period of twenty years. Jacob then asked his uncle Laban to let him go and visit his family. His uncle said to him: "I have been blessed because of you; ask for whatever money you need." Jacob said: "Give me each spotted and speckled goat born this year and each black lamb." But at Laban's command his sons removed their father's goat that were striped,spotted or speckled,and the black lambs,lest others should be born with those traits. They walked for three days with their father's goats and sheep while Jacob tended the remaining flock. The People of the Book said that Jacob (pbuh) took fresh rods of poplar,almond, and plane. HE peeled streaks in them and cast them into the water through for the goats to look at. The young inside their abdomens were terrified and moved and they were born striped,spotted or speckled. When the sheep were breeding, he set their faces towards the black sheep in Laban's flock and put the rods among them. Their lambs were born black. This was considered an example of supernatural powers,a miracle. Jacob had many goats,sheep,beast and slaves. His uncle and his sons faces changed as if they the sheep and goats) had been stolen from them. Allah the Almighty inspired Jacob to return to the country of his father and people,and He promised to stand by him. Jacob told his family that,and they responded and obeyed him. Jacob did not tell Laban of his plans,however,and left without bidding farewell. Upon leaving,Rachel stole her father's idols. After Jacob and his people had fled for his country,Laban and his people followed them. When Laban met with Jacob,he blamed him for leaving him without his knowledge. He would have liked to know so that he could have made them leave with celebration and joy,with drums and songs,and so that he could have bidden his daughters and sons farewell. And why have they taken his idols with them? Jacob had no knowledge of his idols,so he denied that had taken them from him. Then Laban entered the tents of his daughters and slaves to search,but he found nothing,for Rachel had put the idols in the camel saddle under her. She did not get up,apologizing that she had her menses. Thus,he could not perceive what they had done. Then they sat on a hill called Galeed and made a covenant there. Jacob would not ill treat Laban's daughters nor marry others. Neither Laban nor Jacob would pass the hill into the other's country. They cooked food and their people ate with them. Each bade the other farewell as they departed,each returning to his own country. When Jacob approached the land of Seir, the angels greeted him. He sent a messenger ahead with greetings to his brother Esau,asking forgiveness and humbling himself before him. The messenger returned greetings and told Jacob that Esau was riding towards him with four hundred men. This made Jacob afraid and he entreated and prayed to Allah Almighty. He prostrated in humiliation and asked Him to fulfill His promise which He had made before. He asked Him to stop the evil of his brother Esau. then Jacob (pbuh) prepared a great present for his brother: two hundred female goats and twenty male goats,two hundred ewes and twenty rams,and thirty milch camels,forty cows and two bulls,twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys. He commanded his slaves to take the animals,each drove by itself,and pass on ahead of him with a space between the droves. He instructed them: "When you meet my brother Esau he will ask you,'to whom do you belong? where are you going?' you shall say,'they belong to your servant Jacob; they are a present to my master Esau. Moreover,he is behind us." Jacob stayed behind with his two wives, his slaves and his children for two nights, then continued walking by night and resting by day. When the dawn of the second day came one of the angels appeared in the shape of a man. Jacob began to wrestle with him. They were neck and neck until the angel injured his thigh and Jacob became lame. When the day was breaking,the angel said to him: 'What is your name?' He answered: 'Jacob.' The angel said: "After today you shall not be called anything but Israel." Jacob asked: "Who are you? What is your name?" He vanished. Then Jacob knew that he was one of the angels. Jacob was lame,and for this reason the children of Israel do not eat the thigh muscle on the hip socket. Jacob raised his eyes and saw his brother Esau coming. Jacob prostrated seven times before him for it was their salutation in that time. It was lawful for them just as the angels had prostration in salutation to Adam. When Esau saw him,he ran towards him, embraced and kissed him and wept. When Esau raised his eyes and saw the women and children he asked: "Who are these with you?" Jacob answered: "Those whom Allah has give me,your servant." Leah,Rachel,their slaves,and all the children approached and prostrated before him. Jacob asked Esau to accept his gift and insisted until he did so. Esau returned and went in advance before him. Jacob and his family followed with the flocks and herds and slaves to the mountains (Seir). When he came to Succoth (Sahur),he built a house for himself and shades for his beasts. Then he passed by Jerusalem,the village of Shechem,and camped before the village. He bought a farm from Shcehm Ibn Hamor with one hundred goats and built an altar,which he called Ayl,as Allah commanded him. He built the altar where Jerusalem stands today and later Solomon son of David (pbuh) rebuilt it. It is in the place of the stone which he had earlier anointed with oil as was mentioned before. The people of the book tell a story of Dinah,daughter of Jacob and Leah. Shechem Ibn Hamor seized her and lay with her by force. Then he asked her father and brothers to let him marry her. Her brothers said : "Circumcise all of you, and we will give our daughters to you, and we will take your daughters for ourselves; but we do not marry with uncircumcised people." They (the men of the city) agreed to that,and all of them were circumcised. When the third day came,the pain from the circumcision had increased,Jacob's sons approached and killed them till the last one. They killed Shchem and his father for the evil they had committed against them and for their worship of idols. That is why Jacob's sons killed them and seized their money as spoils. Then Rachel got pregnant and gave birth to a son,Benjamin,but she had a hard labor and died after delivery. Jacob buried her in Ephrath (afrath). The tomb of Rachel is there till the present day. Jacob's sons were twelve men. From Leah there were Rueben (Robil),Simon (Shamun),Levi (Lawi),Judah (Yahudh), Issachar (isakher),and Zebulun (Zablun). From Rachel there were Joseph (Yusuf) (pbuh) and Benjamin. From Rachel's slave there were Dan and Naphtali (Neftali), and from Leah's slave there were Gad and Asher. Jacob came to his father Isaac and settled with him in the village of Hebron which lies in the land of Canaan where Abraham had lived. Then Isaac fell ill and died when he was one hundred eighty years old. his sons Esau and Jacob buried him with his father Abraham Al Khalil in a cave which he had bought. It was said that Abraham died at the age of one hundred seventy five. Allah the Almighty declared in the Glorious Quran: And who turns away from the religion of Abraham (Islamic Monotheism) except him who befools himself? Truly,We chose him in this world and verily,in the Hereafter he will be among the righteous. When his Lord said to him: "Submit (be a Muslim)!" He said: "I have submitted myself (as a Muslim) to the Lord of the Alamin (mankind,jinn and all that exists)." And this (submission to Allah,Islam) was enjoined by Abraham upon his sons and by Jacob,(saying): "O my sons! Allah has chosen for you the true religion,then die not except in the Faith of Islam (as Muslims -- Islamic Monotheism)." Or were you witnesses when death approached Jacob? When he said unto his sons: "What will you worship after me?" They said: "We shall worship you (Ilah (God - Allah) the Ilah (God) of your fathers,Abraham,Ishmael,Isaac,One Ilah (God),and to Him we submit (in Islam)." That was a nation who had passed away. They shall receive the reward of what they earned and you of what you earn. And you will not be asked of what they used to do. They say: "Be Jews or Christians,and then you will be guided." Say (to them O Muhammad): "Nay (we follow) only the religion of Abraham,Hanifan (Islamic monotheism,i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone,and he was not of the Al Mushrikeen (those who worshipped others along with Allah)." Say (O Muslims): "We believe in Allah and that which has been sent down to us and that which had been sent down to Abraham,Ishmael,Isaac,Jacob and to Al Asbat (the twelve sons of Jacob),and that which has been given to Moses and Jesus and that which has been given to the Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them,and to Him we have submitted (in Islam)." So if they believe in the like of that which you believe,then they are rightly guided, but if they turn away,then they are only in opposition. So,Allah,will suffice you against them. He is the All Hearer,the All Knower. (Our Sibghah,religion is) the Sibghah (religion) of Allah (Islam) and which Sibghah (religion) can be better than Allah's. We are His worshippers. Say (O Muhammad,to the Jews and Christians): "Dispute you with us about Allah while He is our Lord and your Lord? And we are to be rewarded for our deeds and you for your deeds. We are sincere to Him in worship and obedience (i.e.,we worship Him Alone and none else,and we obey His Orders)." Or say you that Abraham,Ishmael,Isaac,Jacob,and Al Asbat (the twelve sons of Jacob) were Jews or Christians? Say: "Do you know better or does Allah know better....that they all were Muslims? And who is more unjust than he who conceals the testimony (to believe in the Prophet Muhammad,when he comes written in their books) he has from Allah? Allah is not unaware of what you do."(Ch 2:130-140 Quran) In another surah Almighty Allah declared: O People of the Scripture (Jews and Christians)! Why do you dispute about Abraham,while the Torah and the Gospel were not revealed till after him? Have you then no sense? Verily,you are those who have disputed about that of which you have no knowledge. Why do then dispute concerning that which you have no knowledge? It is Allah Who knows,and you know not. Abraham was neither a Jew nor a Christian,but he was a true Muslim Hanifan (Islamic Monotheism),to worship none but Allah Alone and he was not of the polytheists (he joined none in worship with Allah). Verily,among mankind who have the best claim to Abraham are those who followed him,and this Prophet (Muhammad) and those who have believed (Muslims). And Allah is the Wali (Protector and Helper) of the believers.(Ch 3:65-68 Quran) Allah the Exalted also affirmed: Then verily! Your Lord for those who do evil (commit sins and are disobedient to Allah) in ignorance and afterward repent and do righteous deeds,verily,your Lord thereafter to such is Oft Forgiving,Most Merciful. Verily,Abraham was an Ummah (a leader having all the good righteous qualities or a nation),obedient to Allah,Hanifan (to worship none but Allah),and he was not one of those who were Al Mushrikeen (polytheists,idolaters,disbeliveers in the Oneness of Allah and those who joined partners with Allah). He was thankful for His (Allah's) Graces. He (Allah) chose him (as an intimate friend) and guided him to a Straight Path (Islamic Monotheism, neither Judaism or Christianity). We gave him good in this world and in the Hereafter he shall be of the righteous. Then,We have inspired you (O Muhammad saying): "Follow the religion of Abraham Hanifan (Islamic Monotheism to worship none but Allah) and he was not of the Mushrikeen (polytheists, pagans,idolaters,disbeliveers in the Oneness of Allah and His Messenger Muhammad,those who worship others along with Allah or set up rivals with or partners to Allah)." (Ch 16:119-123 Quran)
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Hassan Ali Baig Islam is the perfect way of life for those who know it as it is and Quran is a guide for the whole humanity to have a better life in this world as well as in the Akhira (the hereafter). Following are the 10 interesting lessons we can learn from the Q Read more ...
uran to live a good life InShaAllah: The most selfish one letter word: “I” – Avoid it! “And he had property (or fruit) and he said to his companion, in the course of mutual talk: “I am more than you in wealth and stronger in respect of men.” [Surah Al-Kahf 18:34] The most satisfying two-letter word: “WE” – Use it! “Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall we invoke others besides Allâh (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels after Allâh has guided us (to true Monotheism)? – like one whom the Shayâtin (devils) have made to go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): ‘Come to us.’ ” Say: “Verily, Allâh’s Guidance is the only guidance, and we have been commanded to submit (ourselves) to the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists); And to perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât)”, and to be obedient to Allâh and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you shall be gathered.” [Surah Al-Anaam 6:71-72] The most poisonous three-letter word: “EGO” – Kill it! “He said: “This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.” Did he not know that Allâh had destroyed before him generations, men who were stronger than him in might and greater in the amount (of riches) they had collected. But the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) will not be questioned of their sins (because Allâh knows them well, so they will be punished without account).” [Surah Al-Qasas 28:78] The most used four-letter word: “LOVE” – Value it! “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect.” [Surah Al-Rum 30:21] The most pleasing five-letter word: “SMILE” – Keep it! “And that it is He (Allâh) Who makes (whom He wills) laugh, and makes (whom He wills) weep;” [Surah Al-Najm 53:43] The Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face…” [Sunan Abu Dawud :: Book 32 : Hadith 4073] The fastest spreading six-letter word: “RUMOUR” – Ignore it! “O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful.” [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12] The hardest working seven-letter word: “SUCCESS” – Achieve it! “Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allâh (with heart and tongue), nor from performing As­Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), nor from giving the Zakât. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allâh may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allâh provides without measure to whom He wills.” [Surah Al-Nur 24:37-38] The most enviable eight-letter word: “JEALOUSY” – Distance it! “When they said: “Truly, Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are ‘Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error.” [Surah Yusuf 12:8-9] “And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is Ever All­Knower of everything.” [Surah An-Nisa 4:32] The most powerful nine-letter word : “KNOWLEDGE” (about Islam) – Acquire it! “By the Qur’ân, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs)..” [Surah Yasin 36:2] The most essential ten-letter word: “CONFIDENCE” (Trust in Allah’s Guidance) – Trust it! “Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh along with the six articles of Faith, i.e. to believe in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) - Islâmic Monotheism], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise).” [Surah Yunus 10:9] “Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us. He is our Maulâ (Lord, Helper and Protector).” And in Allâh let the believers put their trust.” [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:51] If you sincerely follow these things, you got the ‘secret’ of living a better life! In short, an happy and better life can be InShaAllah attained only when you follow the Quran and Sunnah properly. The above listed things are very few, there are many things you can get when you understand the Quran. So, enjoy reading!
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Shahid Ahmed Islam is the perfect way of life for those who know it as it is and Quran is a guide for the whole humanity to have a better life in this world as well as in the Akhira (the hereafter). Following are the 10 interesting lessons we can learn from the Q Read more ...
uran to live a good life InShaAllah: The most selfish one letter word: “I” – Avoid it! “And he had property (or fruit) and he said to his companion, in the course of mutual talk: “I am more than you in wealth and stronger in respect of men.” [Surah Al-Kahf 18:34] The most satisfying two-letter word: “WE” – Use it! “Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall we invoke others besides Allâh (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels after Allâh has guided us (to true Monotheism)? – like one whom the Shayâtin (devils) have made to go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): ‘Come to us.’ ” Say: “Verily, Allâh’s Guidance is the only guidance, and we have been commanded to submit (ourselves) to the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists); And to perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât)”, and to be obedient to Allâh and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you shall be gathered.” [Surah Al-Anaam 6:71-72] The most poisonous three-letter word: “EGO” – Kill it! “He said: “This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.” Did he not know that Allâh had destroyed before him generations, men who were stronger than him in might and greater in the amount (of riches) they had collected. But the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) will not be questioned of their sins (because Allâh knows them well, so they will be punished without account).” [Surah Al-Qasas 28:78] The most used four-letter word: “LOVE” – Value it! “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect.” [Surah Al-Rum 30:21] The most pleasing five-letter word: “SMILE” – Keep it! “And that it is He (Allâh) Who makes (whom He wills) laugh, and makes (whom He wills) weep;” [Surah Al-Najm 53:43] The Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face…” [Sunan Abu Dawud :: Book 32 : Hadith 4073] The fastest spreading six-letter word: “RUMOUR” – Ignore it! “O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful.” [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12] The hardest working seven-letter word: “SUCCESS” – Achieve it! “Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allâh (with heart and tongue), nor from performing AsSalât (Iqâmat-as- Salât), nor from giving the Zakât. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allâh may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allâh provides without measure to whom He wills.” [Surah Al-Nur 24:37-38] The most enviable eight-letter word: “JEALOUSY” – Distance it! “When they said: “Truly, Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are ‘Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error.” [Surah Yusuf 12:8-9] “And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is Ever All­ Knower of everything.” [Surah An-Nisa 4:32] The most powerful nine-letter word : “KNOWLEDGE” (about Islam) – Acquire it! “By the Qur’ân, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs)..” [Surah Yasin 36:2] The most essential ten-letter word: “CONFIDENCE” (Trust in Allah’s Guidance) – Trust it! “Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh along with the six articles of Faith, i.e. to believe in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) - Islâmic Monotheism], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise).” [Surah Yunus 10:9] “Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us. He is our Maulâ (Lord, Helper and Protector).” And in Allâh let the believers put their trust.” [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:51] If you sincerely follow these things, you got the ‘secret’ of living a better life! In short, an happy and better life can be InShaAllah attained only when you follow the Quran and Sunnah properly. The above listed things are very few, there are many things you can get when you understand the Quran. So, enjoy reading!
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Sohail Ahmed Siddiqui Al Quran: "And the king (of Egypt) said: 'Verily, I saw (in a dream) seven fat cows, whom seven lean ones were devouring - and seven green ears of corn, and (seven) others dry. O notables! Explain to me my dream, if it be that you can interpret dream Read more ...
s.' They said: 'Mixed up false dreams, and we are not skilled in the interpretation of dreams.' " (Surah Yusuf, 43 - 44)
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Shaykh Abdul Raheem Miracle of Quran Continued..... Quran prophesied the establishment of khilafah in the earth and it so happened. "Allah has promised, to those among you who believe and work righteous deeds, that He will definitely grant them in the land, inheritan Read more ...
ce (of power), as He granted it to those before them; that He will establish in authority their religion - the one which He has chosen for them; and that He will change (their state), after the fear in which they (lived), to one of security and peace: 'They will worship Me (alone) and not associate aught with Me. 'If any do reject Faith after this, they are rebellious and wicked. [Quran 24:55] While the Muslims were still in Makkah mukarramah, and before they were forced to flee from there homeland, a war broke out between the Persians and the Romans; the two superpowers if the time. The Romans suffered a massive defeat. Much of Shaam, Palestine, etc was taken over by the Persians. Caesar had to retreat to Constantinople. It seemed that the Romans will never be able to get back on their feet for many centuries. The polytheists of Makkah felt elated. They began to taunt the believers by saying we will eliminate you like the Persians have done to the Romans. They were more close to the Persians because of idol worship was the common feature in both of them, Whereas the Muslims were close to the Romans because they both had divine scriptures. During those tricky times, the Quran prophesied that within a few years the Romans will defeat the Persians, and regain their lost territory. Not only that but, at that time the believers will also be victorious over the polytheist. This prophecy came true at the battle of Badr. The Romans defeated the Persians on the same day the believers gained the upper hand over the polytheists. Read the opening verses of Surah Ar-Rum: "Alif Laam Meem. The Roman Empire has been defeated. In a land close by; but they, (even) after (this) defeat of theirs, will soon be victorious. Within a few years. With Allah is the Decision, in the past and in the Future: on that Day shall the Believers rejoice. With the help of Allah. He helps whom He will, and He is exalted in might, most merciful. (It is) the promise of Allah. Never does Allah depart from His promise: but most men understand not. They know very well the outer (things) in the life of this world: but with regards to the hereafter, they are heedless." [Quran 30:1-7] 4, Fourth reason for the miraculous nature of the Quran is the historical events and the facts which Quran mentions so accurately. All neccassary details of prophets are given. Details of Adam, Nooh, Ibrahim, Musa, Esa alayhimussalam and others, like the beautiful narrative of Yusuf alayhissalam. Also some tricky questions were presented by the people of the book, like they asked about the details of the disappearance of the seven sleepers, who slept in a cave for centuries; Surah kahf was revealed, etc. It should be borne in mind that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was unschooled. He was an Ummi. He could not read or write. So it would be wrong to assume that he would have read these incidents in some books. Even someone with a masters degree in history would not be able to narrate these events so beautifully. Therefore, the only explanation is that he was receiving the answers from an outer source and that source is Allah Subhanahu wa ta'aala who is Aalimul ghaybi wash-shahadah. 5. It's preservation through memorisation is another miracle. No other book in the world can be memorised and repeatedly recited like the Quran. A Muslim recites the Quran throughout his whole life but never gets fed up with it's recital. A child who doesn't understand a single word of Arabic starts memorising it and commits the whole Quran to his memory. I have just attended a hifz khatm ceremony in Toronto, in which 5 youngsters had completed their hifz. Two brothers aged 8 & 9 were also among the huffaze kirām. The youngest was the most beautiful reciter among them all. I asked how he became a hāfiz at such a tender age. They said his mother is a hāfiza. My Hazrat's daughter Fatima Apa, became hāfiza under the age of 10. Her mother is also a hāfiza. We have to remember the original preservation of Quran is not through pen & paper. It is preserved through memorisation. Allah says: "Rather, the Qur'an is distinct verses [preserved] within the breasts of those who have been given knowledge. And none reject Our verses except the wrongdoers." [Quran 29:49] This is because Allah has taken it upon Himself to protect the Quran. He says: "Indeed, it is We who sent down the reminder, (ie. the Qur'an) and indeed, We will be its guardians. [Quran 15:9] The miracle of the Quran is that you go in any part of the world and you will hear the same Quran. The enemies of the Quran tried their best to wipe out the Quran from the face of this earth, but they failed to do so. 6, and finally, the miracle of the Quran is through the person upon whom the Quran. His Akhlaaq, his truthfulness and then he being an ummi, unlettered, unschooled, and then bringing such a beautiful book is a sign that it's not his own doing, but as he himself declares in his honesty that "these are the words of Allah"
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Sani Manaja Misau Aliyu Yari Yahya > SAVE BAUCHI STATE FORUM DANDIJA’S EXIT AND THE BAUCHI GUBER RACE Daily Trust Wednesday, 23 April 2014 Former secretary to the Bauchi State Government Barrister Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, whose disengagement from public service was announce Read more ...
d early this month, has added to the growing tension in Bauchi over who will get the nod of Governor Isa Yuguda to succeed him in 2015. Dandija had worked closely with Governor Yuguda for close to eight years that nobody had thought he would be made to leave the administration he has been part of since 2007. His disengagement early this month has, predictably, caused uproar among people in the state. While his opponents allege he was sacked due to disagreement with the governor, others say his removal was politically motivated and is part of an arrangement between Dandija and Yuguda to give the former a leeway to contest the governorship seat in 2015. Observers of political events in the state believe that Dandija might have been asked to resign in order for him to have enough time to pursue his political ambition which many believe is to succeed Yuguda. The speculation is bolstered by the fact that a fromer SSG in the state, Alhaji Nadada Umar, had towards the end of the Ahmadu Adamu Muazu administration, resigned to contest the Bauchi guber seat in 2007. Chief press secretary to the Bauchi State Governor, Mr Ishola Michael Adeyemi, while explaining the circumstances that led to the resignation of the SSG insisted that the former SSG voluntarily resigned to pursue his future endeavor. Adeyemi said Dandija resigned voluntarily and that there was no quarrel between him and the governor. “He just feels it’s time to go and he put down his resignation,” he stated. The former SSG is believed to be one of those seeking to take over from Governor Yuguda, whose second and final term in office will lapse in May next year. Dandija had been the SSG for nearly seven years and had been one of the close associates of the incumbent governor. But there are those who believe that Dandija resigned not for political reasons, but to pursue his personal interests. There are speculations that both the PDP national chairman and Governor Yuguda may support a candidate from Bauchi Central and that both of them may have settled for Dandija because of his amicable disposition. Though the blessing of the governor is being sought by the likely contenders, analysts say the fact that Dandija’s name is openly being associated with the incumbent may affect his chances. They say his exit from government at this time, if proven to be for the purpose of contesting election, will give the impression that he cannot stand for himself. Though Yuguda seems to be keeping political actors in suspense over who succeeds him, it is expected that he may have a soft spot for one or two out of the many planning to succeed him. The governor has recently declared that he has no anointed candidate while the PDP national chairman on his part said the party will support only persons who win in primaries. Insinuations that Yuguda was grooming the former SSG to succeed him so that the governor may move to the Senate by 2015, started early in the life of the Yuguda administration. The intention it is said was so that the SSG will sustain the legacies of the Governor. Some however say this calculation may have collapsed due to a rumored disagreement between the former SSG and his Yuguda. Their associates have however denied that saying there is no disagreement between the two. As analysis on who will be the PDP flag bearer has centered around the former SSG, his chances have also been put on a scale. Being from the Bauchi Central senatorial zone, the argument is that based on the PDP zoning arrangement, the next PDP governorship candidate should come either from Bauchi North or Bauchi Central Senatorial zone since Bauchi South would by 2015, complete 16 years on the seat. Some wager that even if the guber slot is zoned to the Bauchi North or Central Senatorial district under the PDP zoning arrangement, the former SSG will not find it easy since there are dozens of aspirants from the two zones. Other prominent politicians eying the seat from the zone include Deputy Senate Leader Abdul Ahmed Ningi, a close associate of the former SSG, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Garkuwan Misau, a one time ADC to Muazu, Ibrahim Makama, and Alhaji Nadada Umar. Dandija it is obvious even at this stage, will face a tough battle if he decides to run as there are strong politicians like former SGF Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, his close ally Senator Baba Tela, National Chairman Tertiary Education fund TETFUND, Dr Musa Babayo, as well as former deputy governors, Senator Babayo Gamawa and Abdulmalik Mahmud and many others. It is also not clear if people from Bauchi South will agree to leave the seat to Bauchi North or Bauchi Central to produce the next governor. The FCT Minister Senator Bala Mohammed who is from the zone is believed to be seriously eyeing the seat and his posters are everywhere in the state. Zonal Publicity Secretary of PDP Al’amin Sani Muhammad, also from the zone is said to be interested. There are rumours and that the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulkadir Ibrahim may likely contest as well as the incumbent finance commissioner, Alhaji Mahmud Maijama’a. Both of them it is said, are expecting to get the nod of the governor before they finally come out. Political analysts believe there are many hurdles before the former SSG and that even if Dandija becomes the choice of the state political leaders, they might find it difficult to convince many of the contestants to withdraw for him, as many of the aspirants have influence both at state and at the national levels as well as the resources to pursue their ambitions. Still, a lot would depend on whether the man is actually interested in the seat. Apart from the task of securing the PDP ticket, Dandija will also face dozens of aspirants from the All Progressives Congress (APC)and other parties like Senator Muhammad Nazif Gamawa, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Engineer Nuhu Gidado, Engineer Sadiq Mahmud, Alhaji Sadiq Arabi and many others. 26 minutes
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Mohammed Obaka Aliyu In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 12|1|Alif-Lam-Ra. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Quran, and none but Allah (Alone) knows their meanings]. These are the Verses of the Clear Book (the Quran that makes clear the legal Read more ...
and illegal things, legal laws, a guidance and a blessing). 12|2|Verily, We have sent it down as an Arabic Quran in order that you may understand. 12|3|We relate unto you (Muhammad SAW) the best of stories through Our Revelations unto you, of this Quran. And before this (i.e. before the coming of Divine Inspiration to you), you were among those who knew nothing about it (the Quran). 12|4|(Remember) when Yusuf (Joseph) said to his father: "O my father! Verily, I saw (in a dream) eleven stars and the sun and the moon, I saw them prostrating themselves to me." 12|5|He (the father) said: "O my son! Relate not your vision to your brothers, lest they arrange a plot against you. Verily! Shaitan (Satan) is to man an open enemy! 12|6|"Thus will your Lord choose you and teach you the interpretation of dreams (and other things) and perfect His Favour on you and on the offspring of Ya'qub (Jacob), as He perfected it on your fathers, Ibrahim (Abraham) and Ishaque (Isaac) aforetime! Verily, your Lord is All-Knowing, All-Wise." 12|7|Verily, in Yusuf (Joseph) and his brethren, there were Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) for those who ask. 12|8|When they said: "Truly, Yusuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are 'Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error. 12|9|"Kill Yusuf (Joseph) or cast him out to some (other) land, so that the favour of your father may be given to you alone, and after that you will be righteous folk (by intending repentance before committing the sin)." 12|10|One from among them said: "Kill not Yusuf (Joseph), but if you must do something, throw him down to the bottom of a well, he will be picked up by some caravan of travellers." 12|11|They said: "O our father! Why do you not trust us with Yusuf (Joseph), - when we are indeed his well-wishers?" 12|12|"Send him with us tomorrow to enjoy himself and play, and verily, we will take care of him." 12|13|He [Ya'qub (Jacob)] said: "Truly, it saddens me that you should take him away. I fear lest a wolf should devour him, while you are careless of him." 12|14|They said: "If a wolf devours him, while we are 'Usbah (a strong group) (to guard him), then surely, we are the losers." 12|15|So, when they took him away, they all agreed to throw him down to the bottom of the well, and We inspired in him:"Indeed, you shall (one day) inform them of this their affair, when they know (you) not." 12|16|And they came to their father in the early part of the night weeping. 12|17|They said:"O our father! We went racing with one another, and left Yusuf (Joseph) by our belongings and a wolf devoured him; but you will never believe us even when we speak the truth." 12|18|And they brought his shirt stained with false blood. He said: "Nay, but your ownselves have made up a tale. So (for me) patience is most fitting. And it is Allah (Alone) Whose help can be sought against that which you assert." 12|19|And there came a caravan of travellers; they sent their water-drawer, and he let down his bucket (into the well). He said: "What good news! Here is a boy." So they hid him as merchandise (a slave). And Allah was the All-Knower of what they did. 12|20|And they sold him for a low price, - for a few Dirhams (i.e. for a few silver coins). And they were of those who regarded him insignificant. 12|21|And he (the man) from Egypt who bought him, said to his wife: "Make his stay comfortable, may be he will profit us or we shall adopt him as a son." Thus did We establish Yusuf (Joseph) in the land, that We might teach him the interpretation of events. And Allah has full power and control over His Affairs, but most of men know not. 12|22|And when he [Yusuf (Joseph)] attained his full manhood, We gave him wisdom and knowledge (the Prophethood), thus We reward the Muhsinun (doers of good - see V. 2:112). 12|23|And she, in whose house he was, sought to seduce him (to do an evil act), she closed the doors and said: "Come on, O you." He said: "I seek refuge in Allah (or Allah forbid)! Truly, he (your husband) is my master! He made my stay agreeable! (So I will never betray him). Verily, the Zalimun (wrong and evil-doers) will never be successful." 12|24|And indeed she did desire him and he would have inclined to her desire, had he not seen the evidence of his Lord. Thus it was, that We might turn away from him evil and illegal sexual intercourse. Surely, he was one of Our chosen, guided slaves. 12|25|So they raced with one another to the door, and she tore his shirt from the back. They both found her lord (i.e. her husband) at the door. She said: "What is the recompense (punishment) for him who intended an evil design against your wife, except that he be put in prison or a painful torment?" 12|26|He [Yusuf (Joseph)] said: "It was she that sought to seduce me," - and a witness of her household bore witness (saying): "If it be that his shirt is torn from the front, then her tale is true and he is a liar! 12|27|"But if it be that his shirt is torn from the back, then she has told a lie and he is speaking the truth!" 12|28|So when he (her husband) saw his [(Yusuf's (Joseph)] shirt torn at the back; (her husband) said: "Surely, it is a plot of you women! Certainly mighty is your plot! 12|29|"O Yusuf (Joseph)! Turn away from this! (O woman!) Ask forgiveness for your sin. Verily, you were of the sinful." 12|30|And women in the city said: "The wife of Al-'Aziz is seeking to seduce her (slave) young man, indeed she loves him violently; verily we see her in plain error." 12|31|So when she heard of their accusation, she sent for them and prepared a banquet for them; she gave each one of them a knife (to cut the foodstuff with), and she said [(to Yusuf (Joseph)]: "Come out before them." Then, when they saw him, they exalted him (at his beauty) and (in their astonishment) cut their hands. They said: "How perfect is Allah (or Allah forbid)! No man is this! This is none other than a noble angel!" 12|32|She said: "This is he (the young man) about whom you did blame me (for his love), and I did seek to seduce him, but he refused. And now if he refuses to obey my order, he shall certainly be cast into prison, and will be one of those who are disgraced." 12|33|He said:"O my Lord! Prison is more to my liking than that to which they invite me. Unless You turn away their plot from me, I will feel inclined towards them and be one (of those who commit sin and deserve blame or those who do deeds) of the ignorants." 12|34|So his Lord answered his invocation and turned away from him their plot. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. 12|35|Then it appeared to them, after they had seen the proofs (of his innocence) to imprison him for a time. 12|36|And there entered with him two young men in the prison. One of them said: "Verily, I saw myself (in a dream) pressing wine." The other said: "Verily, I saw myself (in a dream) carrying bread on my head and birds were eating thereof." (They said): "Inform us of the interpretation of this. Verily, we think you are one of the Muhsinun (doers of good - see V. 2:112)." 12|37|He said: "No food will come to you (in wakefulness or in dream) as your provision, but I will inform (in wakefulness) its interpretation before it (the food) comes. This is of that which my Lord has taught me. Verily, I have abandoned the religion of a people that believe not in Allah and are disbelievers in the Hereafter (i.e. the Kan'aniun of Egypt who were polytheists and used to worship sun and other false deities). 12|38|"And I have followed the religion of my fathers, - Ibrahim (Abraham), Ishaque (Isaac) and Ya'qub (Jacob)], and never could we attribute any partners whatsoever to Allah. This is from the Grace of Allah to us and to mankind, but most men thank not (i.e. they neither believe in Allah, nor worship Him). 12|39|"O two companions of the prison! Are many different lords (gods) better or Allah, the One, the Irresistible? 12|40|"You do not worship besides Him but only names which you have named (forged), you and your fathers, for which Allah has sent down no authority. The command (or the judgement) is for none but Allah. He has commanded that you worship none but Him (i.e. His Monotheism), that is the (true) straight religion, but most men know not. 12|41|"O two companions of the prison! As for one of you, he (as a servant) will pour out wine for his lord (king or master) to drink; and as for the other, he will be crucified and birds will eat from his head. Thus is the case judged concerning which you both did inquire." 12|42|And he said to the one whom he knew to be saved: "Mention me to your lord (i.e. your king, so as to get me out of the prison)." But Shaitan (Satan) made him forget to mention it to his Lord [or Satan made [(Yusuf (Joseph)] to forget the remembrance of his Lord (Allah) as to ask for His Help, instead of others]. So [Yusuf (Joseph)] stayed in prison a few (more) years. 12|43|And the king (of Egypt) said: "Verily, I saw (in a dream) seven fat cows, whom seven lean ones were devouring - and of seven green ears of corn, and (seven) others dry. O notables! Explain to me my dream, if it be that you can interpret dreams." 12|44|They said: "Mixed up false dreams and we are not skilled in the interpretation of dreams." 12|45|Then the man who was released (one of the two who were in prison), now at length remembered and said: "I will tell you its interpretation, so send me forth." 12|46|(He said): "O Yusuf (Joseph), the man of truth! Explain to us (the dream) of seven fat cows whom seven lean ones were devouring, and of seven green ears of corn, and (seven) others dry, that I may return to the people,
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ollowing are the 10 interesting lessons we can learn from the Quran to live a good life InShaAllah: The most selfish one letter word: “I” – Avoid it! "And he had property (or fruit) and he said to his companion, in the course of mutual talk: “I am more than you in wealth and stronger in respect of men.” [Surah Al-Kahf 18:34] The most satisfying two-letter word: “WE” – Use it! "Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall we invoke others besides Allâh (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels after Allâh has guided us (to true Monotheism)? – like one whom the Shayâtin (devils) have made to go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): ‘Come to us.’ ” Say: “Verily, Allâh’s Guidance is the only guidance, and we have been commanded to submit (ourselves) to the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists); And to perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât)”, and to be obedient to Allâh and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you shall be gathered." [Surah Al-Anaam 6:71-72] The most poisonous three-letter word: “EGO” – Kill it! "He said: “This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.” Did he not know that Allâh had destroyed before him generations, men who were stronger than him in might and greater in the amount (of riches) they had collected. But the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) will not be questioned of their sins (because Allâh knows them well, so they will be punished without account)." [Surah Al-Qasas 28:78] The most used four-letter word: “LOVE” – Value it! "And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect." [Surah Al-Rum 30:21] The most pleasing five-letter word: “SMILE” – Keep it! "And that it is He (Allâh) Who makes (whom He wills) laugh, and makes (whom He wills) weep;" [Surah Al-Najm 53:43] The Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face…” [Sunan Abu Dawud :: Book 32 : Hadith 4073] The fastest spreading six-letter word: “RUMOUR” – Ignore it! "O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful." [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12] The hardest working seven-letter word: “SUCCESS” – Achieve it! "Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allâh (with heart and tongue), nor from performing As­Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), nor from giving the Zakât. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allâh may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allâh provides without measure to whom He wills." [Surah Al-Nur 24:37-38] The most enviable eight-letter word: “JEALOUSY” – Distance it! "When they said: “Truly, Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are ‘Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error." [Surah Yusuf 12:8-9] "And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is Ever All­Knower of everything." [Surah An-Nisa 4:32] The most powerful nine-letter word : “KNOWLEDGE” (about Islam) – Acquire it! "By the Qur’ân, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs).." [Surah Yasin 36:2] The most essential ten-letter word: “CONFIDENCE” (Trust in Allah’s Guidance) – Trust it! "Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh along with the six articles of Faith, i.e. to believe in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) - Islâmic Monotheism], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise)." [Surah Yunus 10:9] "Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us. He is our Maulâ (Lord, Helper and Protector).” And in Allâh let the believers put their trust." [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:51] If you sincerely follow these things, you got the ‘secret’ of living a better life! In short, an happy and better life can be InShaAllah attained only when you follow the Quran and Sunnah properly. The above listed things are very few, there are many things you can get when you understand the Quran. So, enjoy reading!
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DANDIJA ’S EXITS AND THE BAUCHI GUBER RACE Category: Inside politics Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:00 Written by Ahmed Mohammed, Bauchi Hits: 280 Former secretary to the Bauchi State Government Barrister Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, w Read more ...
hose disengagement from public service was announced early this month, has added to the growing tension in Bauchi over who will get the nod of Governor Isa Yuguda to succeed him in 2015. Dandija had worked closely with Governor Yuguda for close to eight years that nobody had thought he would be made to leave the administration he has been part of since 2007. His disengagement early this month has, predictably, caused uproar among people in the state. While his opponents allege he was sacked due to disagreement with the governor, others say his removal was politically motivated and is part of an arrangement between Dandija and Yuguda to give the former a leeway to contest the governorship seat in 2015. Observers of political events in the state believe that Dandija might have been asked to resign in order for him to have enough time to pursue his political ambition which many believe is to succeed Yuguda. The speculation is bolstered by the fact that a fromer SSG in the state, Alhaji Nadada Umar, had towards the end of the Ahmadu Adamu Muazu administration, resigned to contest the Bauchi guber seat in 2007. Chief press secretary to the Bauchi State Governor, Mr Ishola Michael Adeyemi, while explaining the circumstances that led to the resignation of the SSG insisted that the former SSG voluntarily resigned to pursue his future endeavor. Adeyemi said Dandija resigned voluntarily and that there was no quarrel between him and the governor. “He just feels it’s time to go and he put down his resignation,” he stated. The former SSG is believed to be one of those seeking to take over from Governor Yuguda, whose second and final term in office will lapse in May next year. Dandija had been the SSG for nearly seven years and had been one of the close associates of the incumbent governor. But there are those who believe that Dandija resigned not for political reasons, but to pursue his personal interests. There are speculations that both the PDP national chairman and Governor Yuguda may support a candidate from Bauchi Central and that both of them may have settled for Dandija because of his amicable disposition. Though the blessing of the governor is being sought by the likely contenders, analysts say the fact that Dandija’s name is openly being associated with the incumbent may affect his chances. They say his exit from government at this time, if proven to be for the purpose of contesting election, will give the impression that he cannot stand for himself. Though Yuguda seems to be keeping political actors in suspense over who succeeds him, it is expected that he may have a soft spot for one or two out of the many planning to succeed him. The governor has recently declared that he has no anointed candidate while the PDP national chairman on his part said the party will support only persons who win in primaries. Insinuations that Yuguda was grooming the former SSG to succeed him so that the governor may move to the Senate by 2015, started early in the life of the Yuguda administration. The intention it is said was so that the SSG will sustain the legacies of the Governor. Some however say this calculation may have collapsed due to a rumored disagreement between the former SSG and his Yuguda. Their associates have however denied that saying there is no disagreement between the two. As analysis on who will be the PDP flag bearer has centered around the former SSG, his chances have also been put on a scale. Being from the Bauchi Central senatorial zone, the argument is that based on the PDP zoning arrangement, the next PDP governorship candidate should come either from Bauchi North or Bauchi Central Senatorial zone since Bauchi South would by 2015, complete 16 years on the seat. Some wager that even if the guber slot is zoned to the Bauchi North or Central Senatorial district under the PDP zoning arrangement, the former SSG will not find it easy since there are dozens of aspirants from the two zones. Other prominent politicians eying the seat from the zone include Deputy Senate Leader Abdul Ahmed Ningi, a close associate of the former SSG, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Garkuwan Misau, a one time ADC to Muazu, Ibrahim Makama, and Alhaji Nadada Umar. Dandija it is obvious even at this stage, will face a tough battle if he decides to run as there are strong politicians like former SGF Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, his close ally Senator Baba Tela, National Chairman Tertiary Education fund TETFUND, Dr Musa Babayo, as well as former deputy governors, Senator Babayo Gamawa and Abdulmalik Mahmud and many others. It is also not clear if people from Bauchi South will agree to leave the seat to Bauchi North or Bauchi Central to produce the next governor. The FCT Minister Senator Bala Mohammed who is from the zone is believed to be seriously eyeing the seat and his posters are everywhere in the state. Zonal Publicity Secretary of PDP Al’amin Sani Muhammad, also from the zone is said to be interested. There are rumours and that the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulkadir Ibrahim may likely contest as well as the incumbent finance commissioner, Alhaji Mahmud Maijama’a. Both of them it is said, are expecting to get the nod of the governor before they finally come out. Political analysts believe there are many hurdles before the former SSG and that even if Dandija becomes the choice of the state political leaders, they might find it difficult to convince many of the contestants to withdraw for him, as many of the aspirants have influence both at state and at the national levels as well as the resources to pursue their ambitions. Still, a lot would depend on whether the man is actually interested in the seat. Apart from the task of securing the PDP ticket, Dandija will also face dozens of aspirants from the All Progressives Congress (APC)and other parties like Senator Muhammad Nazif Gamawa, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Engineer Nuhu Gidado, Engineer Sadiq Mahmud, Alhaji Sadiq Arabi and many others. — with Haruna Aliyu Ningi and 28 others.
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DANDIJA ’S EXITS AND THE BAUCHI GUBER RACE Category: Inside politics Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:00 Written by Ahmed Mohammed, Bauchi Hits: 280 Former secretary to the Bauchi State Government Barrister Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, w Read more ...
hose disengagement from public service was announced early this month, has added to the growing tension in Bauchi over who will get the nod of Governor Isa Yuguda to succeed him in 2015. Dandija had worked closely with Governor Yuguda for close to eight years that nobody had thought he would be made to leave the administration he has been part of since 2007. His disengagement early this month has, predictably, caused uproar among people in the state. While his opponents allege he was sacked due to disagreement with the governor, others say his removal was politically motivated and is part of an arrangement between Dandija and Yuguda to give the former a leeway to contest the governorship seat in 2015. Observers of political events in the state believe that Dandija might have been asked to resign in order for him to have enough time to pursue his political ambition which many believe is to succeed Yuguda. The speculation is bolstered by the fact that a fromer SSG in the state, Alhaji Nadada Umar, had towards the end of the Ahmadu Adamu Muazu administration, resigned to contest the Bauchi guber seat in 2007. Chief press secretary to the Bauchi State Governor, Mr Ishola Michael Adeyemi, while explaining the circumstances that led to the resignation of the SSG insisted that the former SSG voluntarily resigned to pursue his future endeavor. Adeyemi said Dandija resigned voluntarily and that there was no quarrel between him and the governor. “He just feels it’s time to go and he put down his resignation,” he stated. The former SSG is believed to be one of those seeking to take over from Governor Yuguda, whose second and final term in office will lapse in May next year. Dandija had been the SSG for nearly seven years and had been one of the close associates of the incumbent governor. But there are those who believe that Dandija resigned not for political reasons, but to pursue his personal interests. There are speculations that both the PDP national chairman and Governor Yuguda may support a candidate from Bauchi Central and that both of them may have settled for Dandija because of his amicable disposition. Though the blessing of the governor is being sought by the likely contenders, analysts say the fact that Dandija’s name is openly being associated with the incumbent may affect his chances. They say his exit from government at this time, if proven to be for the purpose of contesting election, will give the impression that he cannot stand for himself. Though Yuguda seems to be keeping political actors in suspense over who succeeds him, it is expected that he may have a soft spot for one or two out of the many planning to succeed him. The governor has recently declared that he has no anointed candidate while the PDP national chairman on his part said the party will support only persons who win in primaries. Insinuations that Yuguda was grooming the former SSG to succeed him so that the governor may move to the Senate by 2015, started early in the life of the Yuguda administration. The intention it is said was so that the SSG will sustain the legacies of the Governor. Some however say this calculation may have collapsed due to a rumored disagreement between the former SSG and his Yuguda. Their associates have however denied that saying there is no disagreement between the two. As analysis on who will be the PDP flag bearer has centered around the former SSG, his chances have also been put on a scale. Being from the Bauchi Central senatorial zone, the argument is that based on the PDP zoning arrangement, the next PDP governorship candidate should come either from Bauchi North or Bauchi Central Senatorial zone since Bauchi South would by 2015, complete 16 years on the seat. Some wager that even if the guber slot is zoned to the Bauchi North or Central Senatorial district under the PDP zoning arrangement, the former SSG will not find it easy since there are dozens of aspirants from the two zones. Other prominent politicians eying the seat from the zone include Deputy Senate Leader Abdul Ahmed Ningi, a close associate of the former SSG, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Garkuwan Misau, a one time ADC to Muazu, Ibrahim Makama, and Alhaji Nadada Umar. Dandija it is obvious even at this stage, will face a tough battle if he decides to run as there are strong politicians like former SGF Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, his close ally Senator Baba Tela, National Chairman Tertiary Education fund TETFUND, Dr Musa Babayo, as well as former deputy governors, Senator Babayo Gamawa and Abdulmalik Mahmud and many others. It is also not clear if people from Bauchi South will agree to leave the seat to Bauchi North or Bauchi Central to produce the next governor. The FCT Minister Senator Bala Mohammed who is from the zone is believed to be seriously eyeing the seat and his posters are everywhere in the state. Zonal Publicity Secretary of PDP Al’amin Sani Muhammad, also from the zone is said to be interested. There are rumours and that the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulkadir Ibrahim may likely contest as well as the incumbent finance commissioner, Alhaji Mahmud Maijama’a. Both of them it is said, are expecting to get the nod of the governor before they finally come out. Political analysts believe there are many hurdles before the former SSG and that even if Dandija becomes the choice of the state political leaders, they might find it difficult to convince many of the contestants to withdraw for him, as many of the aspirants have influence both at state and at the national levels as well as the resources to pursue their ambitions. Still, a lot would depend on whether the man is actually interested in the seat. Apart from the task of securing the PDP ticket, Dandija will also face dozens of aspirants from the All Progressives Congress (APC)and other parties like Senator Muhammad Nazif Gamawa, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Engineer Nuhu Gidado, Engineer Sadiq Mahmud, Alhaji Sadiq Arabi and many others. — with Haruna Aliyu Ningi and 28 others.
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Ahmed Yezdani 10 THINGS TO FOLLOW IN ISLAM FOR A BETTER LIFE IN THIS WORLD: Islam is the perfect way of life for those who know it as it is and Quran is a guide for the whole humanity to have a better life in this world as well as in the Akhira (the hereafter). Fo Read more ...
llowing are the 10 interesting lessons we can learn from the Quran to live a good life InShaAllah: The most selfish one letter word: “I” – Avoid it! "And he had property (or fruit) and he said to his companion, in the course of mutual talk: “I am more than you in wealth and stronger in respect of men.” [Surah Al-Kahf 18:34] The most satisfying two-letter word: “WE” – Use it! "Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Shall we invoke others besides Allâh (false deities), that can do us neither good nor harm, and shall we turn on our heels after Allâh has guided us (to true Monotheism)? – like one whom the Shayâtin (devils) have made to go astray, confused (wandering) through the earth, his companions calling him to guidance (saying): ‘Come to us.’ ” Say: “Verily, Allâh’s Guidance is the only guidance, and we have been commanded to submit (ourselves) to the Lord of the ‘Alamîn (mankind, jinns and all that exists); And to perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât)”, and to be obedient to Allâh and fear Him, and it is He to Whom you shall be gathered." [Surah Al-Anaam 6:71-72] The most poisonous three-letter word: “EGO” – Kill it! "He said: “This has been given to me only because of knowledge I possess.” Did he not know that Allâh had destroyed before him generations, men who were stronger than him in might and greater in the amount (of riches) they had collected. But the Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) will not be questioned of their sins (because Allâh knows them well, so they will be punished without account)." [Surah Al-Qasas 28:78] The most used four-letter word: “LOVE” – Value it! "And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect." [Surah Al-Rum 30:21] The most pleasing five-letter word: “SMILE” – Keep it! "And that it is He (Allâh) Who makes (whom He wills) laugh, and makes (whom He wills) weep;" [Surah Al-Najm 53:43] The Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “Do not abuse anyone, do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face…” [Sunan Abu Dawud :: Book 32 : Hadith 4073] The fastest spreading six-letter word: “RUMOUR” – Ignore it! "O you who believe! Avoid much suspicions, indeed some suspicions are sins. And spy not, neither backbite one another. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would hate it (so hate backbiting) . And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is the One Who accepts repentance, Most Merciful." [Surah Al-Hujurat 49:12] The hardest working seven-letter word: “SUCCESS” – Achieve it! "Men whom neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allâh (with heart and tongue), nor from performing As­Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), nor from giving the Zakât. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection). That Allâh may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allâh provides without measure to whom He wills." [Surah Al-Nur 24:37-38] The most enviable eight-letter word: “JEALOUSY” – Distance it! "When they said: “Truly, Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother (Benjamin) are loved more by our father than we, but we are ‘Usbah (a strong group). Really, our father is in a plain error." [Surah Yusuf 12:8-9] "And wish not for the things in which Allâh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allâh of His Bounty. Surely, Allâh is Ever All­Knower of everything." [Surah An-Nisa 4:32] The most powerful nine-letter word : “KNOWLEDGE” (about Islam) – Acquire it! "By the Qur’ân, full of wisdom (i.e. full of laws, evidences, and proofs).." [Surah Yasin 36:2] The most essential ten-letter word: “CONFIDENCE” (Trust in Allah’s Guidance) – Trust it! "Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh along with the six articles of Faith, i.e. to believe in Allâh, His Angels, His Books, His Messengers, Day of Resurrection, and Al-Qadar (Divine Preordainments) - Islâmic Monotheism], and do deeds of righteousness, their Lord will guide them through their Faith; under them will flow rivers in the Gardens of delight (Paradise)." [Surah Yunus 10:9] "Say: “Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allâh has ordained for us. He is our Maulâ (Lord, Helper and Protector).” And in Allâh let the believers put their trust." [Surah Al-Tawbah 9:51] If you sincerely follow these things, you got the ‘secret’ of living a better life! In short, an happy and better life can be InShaAllah attained only when you follow the Quran and Sunnah properly. The above listed things are very few, there are many things you can get when you understand the Quran. So, enjoy reading!
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DANDIJA ’S EXITS AND THE BAUCHI GUBER RACE Category: Inside politics Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:00 Written by Ahmed Mohammed, Bauchi Hits: 280 Former secretary to the Bauchi State Government Barrister Ahmed Ibrahim Dandija, w Read more ...
hose disengagement from public service was announced early this month, has added to the growing tension in Bauchi over who will get the nod of Governor Isa Yuguda to succeed him in 2015. Dandija had worked closely with Governor Yuguda for close to eight years that nobody had thought he would be made to leave the administration he has been part of since 2007. His disengagement early this month has, predictably, caused uproar among people in the state. While his opponents allege he was sacked due to disagreement with the governor, others say his removal was politically motivated and is part of an arrangement between Dandija and Yuguda to give the former a leeway to contest the governorship seat in 2015. Observers of political events in the state believe that Dandija might have been asked to resign in order for him to have enough time to pursue his political ambition which many believe is to succeed Yuguda. The speculation is bolstered by the fact that a fromer SSG in the state, Alhaji Nadada Umar, had towards the end of the Ahmadu Adamu Muazu administration, resigned to contest the Bauchi guber seat in 2007. Chief press secretary to the Bauchi State Governor, Mr Ishola Michael Adeyemi, while explaining the circumstances that led to the resignation of the SSG insisted that the former SSG voluntarily resigned to pursue his future endeavor. Adeyemi said Dandija resigned voluntarily and that there was no quarrel between him and the governor. “He just feels it’s time to go and he put down his resignation,” he stated. The former SSG is believed to be one of those seeking to take over from Governor Yuguda, whose second and final term in office will lapse in May next year. Dandija had been the SSG for nearly seven years and had been one of the close associates of the incumbent governor. But there are those who believe that Dandija resigned not for political reasons, but to pursue his personal interests. There are speculations that both the PDP national chairman and Governor Yuguda may support a candidate from Bauchi Central and that both of them may have settled for Dandija because of his amicable disposition. Though the blessing of the governor is being sought by the likely contenders, analysts say the fact that Dandija’s name is openly being associated with the incumbent may affect his chances. They say his exit from government at this time, if proven to be for the purpose of contesting election, will give the impression that he cannot stand for himself. Though Yuguda seems to be keeping political actors in suspense over who succeeds him, it is expected that he may have a soft spot for one or two out of the many planning to succeed him. The governor has recently declared that he has no anointed candidate while the PDP national chairman on his part said the party will support only persons who win in primaries. Insinuations that Yuguda was grooming the former SSG to succeed him so that the governor may move to the Senate by 2015, started early in the life of the Yuguda administration. The intention it is said was so that the SSG will sustain the legacies of the Governor. Some however say this calculation may have collapsed due to a rumored disagreement between the former SSG and his Yuguda. Their associates have however denied that saying there is no disagreement between the two. As analysis on who will be the PDP flag bearer has centered around the former SSG, his chances have also been put on a scale. Being from the Bauchi Central senatorial zone, the argument is that based on the PDP zoning arrangement, the next PDP governorship candidate should come either from Bauchi North or Bauchi Central Senatorial zone since Bauchi South would by 2015, complete 16 years on the seat. Some wager that even if the guber slot is zoned to the Bauchi North or Central Senatorial district under the PDP zoning arrangement, the former SSG will not find it easy since there are dozens of aspirants from the two zones. Other prominent politicians eying the seat from the zone include Deputy Senate Leader Abdul Ahmed Ningi, a close associate of the former SSG, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Garkuwan Misau, a one time ADC to Muazu, Ibrahim Makama, and Alhaji Nadada Umar. Dandija it is obvious even at this stage, will face a tough battle if he decides to run as there are strong politicians like former SGF Alhaji Mahmud Yayale Ahmed, his close ally Senator Baba Tela, National Chairman Tertiary Education fund TETFUND, Dr Musa Babayo, as well as former deputy governors, Senator Babayo Gamawa and Abdulmalik Mahmud and many others. It is also not clear if people from Bauchi South will agree to leave the seat to Bauchi North or Bauchi Central to produce the next governor. The FCT Minister Senator Bala Mohammed who is from the zone is believed to be seriously eyeing the seat and his posters are everywhere in the state. Zonal Publicity Secretary of PDP Al’amin Sani Muhammad, also from the zone is said to be interested. There are rumours and that the newly appointed Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulkadir Ibrahim may likely contest as well as the incumbent finance commissioner, Alhaji Mahmud Maijama’a. Both of them it is said, are expecting to get the nod of the governor before they finally come out. Political analysts believe there are many hurdles before the former SSG and that even if Dandija becomes the choice of the state political leaders, they might find it difficult to convince many of the contestants to withdraw for him, as many of the aspirants have influence both at state and at the national levels as well as the resources to pursue their ambitions. Still, a lot would depend on whether the man is actually interested in the seat. Apart from the task of securing the PDP ticket, Dandija will also face dozens of aspirants from the All Progressives Congress (APC)and other parties like Senator Muhammad Nazif Gamawa, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Tuggar, Engineer Nuhu Gidado, Engineer Sadiq Mahmud, Alhaji Sadiq Arabi and many others. — with Haruna Aliyu Ningi and 28 others.
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s and what will be Yusuf Ali: And if all the trees on earth were pens and the ocean (were ink), with seven oceans behind it to add to its (supply), yet would not the words of Allah be exhausted (in the writing): for Allah is Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom. Quran 31:27
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Ahijah Ami Islam Is False What is Islam? ISLAM IS FALSE, that's the simplest answer. Like all the other religions Islam is a false religion without any doubt. Quran is the most unimpressive, boring book I have ever read. It does not look like a work of a bril Read more ...
liant intelligent all-knowing god from any angle. In fact a 8th grader can write a better book than that. Muslims instead of wasting time in glorifying Muhammad and singing poems describing how remarkable he was should understand Quran and critically examine it. They have been gullible for last 1400 years, it is about time they use common sense and take a hard look at Quran and Muhammad if they want to be part of humanity. The glorified version of Islam and Muhammad that Muslims learn while growing up and which is in-grained on their minds is not true. Muslims should know the facts about Islam, Quran, Muhammad and Islamic history. Errors in Quran Since Quran is claimed to be the word of all knowing perfect god, one expects it to be perfect and free of errors. Even one error in Quran is enough to prove it is not from any God. Without going through the whole website, the following section "Errors in Quran" is enough to prove that Quran is not from any divine source and Muhammad was not a prophet. Sura Translation Error 86:6-7 Sahih International He was created from a fluid, ejected,Emerging from between the backbone and the ribs. Yusuf Ali He is created from a drop emitted-Proceeding from between the backbone and the ribs: Shakir He is created of water pouring forth, Coming from between the back and the ribs This is an error and totally wrong. Sperm or even semen does not come from between backbone and the ribs. How is it possible that the creator who knows it all does not know where semen comes from. This one error is enough to prove that it was Muhammad making these Quran Ayas and are not revelations from any God. 2:29 It is He Who (prepared the earth for your life before He gave you life, and) created all that is in the world for you (in order to create you - the human species - and make the earth suitable for your life); then He directed (His Knowledge, Will, Power, and Favor) to the heaven and formed it into seven heavens. He has full knowledge of everything. This is a colossal error. Totally wrong sequence, earth was created way after universe was created. It is so well known to everybody in 21st century that I don't think any source is required. 5:116 And when Allah saith: O Jesus, son of Mary! Didst thou say unto mankind: Take me and my mother for two gods beside Allah? he saith: Be glorified! It was not mine to utter that to which I had no right. If I used to say it, then Thou knewest it. Thou knowest what is in my mind, and I know not what is in Thy Mind. Lo! Thou, only Thou, art the Knower of Things Hidden? Error again. Mary was never worshipped by Christians as part of the Trinity. It's the holy ghost. 16:66 And verily in cattle (too) will ye find an instructive sign. From what is within their bodies between excretions and blood, We produce, for your drink, milk, pure and agreeable to those who drink it. This is wrong. The mammary glands where the milk is produced and stored are outside the body, while the excrement is in the intestines which is way inside the body. the two are nowhere near each other. 2:230 Sahih International Indeed, Allah [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs. And no soul perceives what it will earn tomorrow, and no soul perceives in what land it will die. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted. Muhsin Khan Verily, Allah! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He sends down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. These are just a few of many errors in the Quran. How can Allah! Be God? Praise the Lord the God of Jacob for He is God alone and there is none else.
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