Archive for January, 2009

Gaza Bleeds; the World Shudders

Posted in *My Thoughts*, Islamic news on January 9, 2009 by Muslimah

The beginning of 2009, a new attack had started once again on .. GAZA.. Palestine..!! Another Holocoast is starting, a NEW GENOCIDE!!! Why all this?? is it a war against religions? or is it politics that we don’t understand?

If it was religion, then neither Musa (Moses), Essa’a (Jesus) and Mohammed agree with all this hate. Then which religion does agree? Where is the humanity?
Where is the salam? the peace!!! Did we forget that we are humans? Why all this? People’s hearts died… or are we the ones who died??
 
 
 

 

wake up .. WAKE UP.

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Here is a wave of protests that erupted across the world  against the attacks on Gaza. Millions of demonstrators have marched in cities across Europe, Asia, Middle East & America to demand a halt to Israeli bombing in the Gaza Strip.

All people are one hand to stop all this death.  
lets wake up, and understand thats not life . .
 

 

Times Square – NEW YORK
Atlanta – U.S.A
D.C. – U.S.A

Florida – U.S.A 

Boston – U.S.A

Dallas-U.S.A

Hundreds of protesters came to Dealey Plaza to pray and to protest the recent attacks in Gaza. The event was organized by the Muslim Legal Fund of America. 

London- Britain

Muslims pray for Gaza along Embankment in London

Wales

Ireland

Amsterdam – Holland

Pic:The U.N is a joke

Translation: Israel is repeating the Holocaust with support from the Netherlands”.

 

A man and woman hold blood-smeared dolls during an anti-Israel demonstration in Amsterdam 
Turkey
Spain
Valleta-Malta

In the cold weather Muslims reflected in pool of rainwater as they prayed in Freedom Square, Valletta, before the peaceful protest against Israeli attacks
 

 

 

 

 

Athens
 
 
 

 

ROME – Italy
  
 
 
 

 

MILAN- Italy

Muslims all kneel down in prayer in front of Milan’s gothic cathedral as they protest Israel.
 

Paris – France

 

More than 20,000 protesters against Israel attacks on Gaza.

 

Australia
Taipei – Taiwan
Egypt
Israel TOO!!

Israeli Arabs wave Palestinian flags as they join a demonstration of tens of thousands of Israeli Arabs protesting against Israel’s military operation in Gaza in Northern Israel.

 

 

 

Also, Israeli Arabs held a protest march, Kuwaitis also took to the streets, a day after bigger Middle East rallies, and peaceful pro- and anti-Israel protests were held in New York.

Even with all these protests from all around the globe, the war is still going on! No one is listening to the suffering of these people.. to their pain.. to their screams! Until this MOMENT, as you are reading .. hundreds are getting killed.




 

 

Check the other countries that protested against the attack on Palestine: Jordan, Brazil, Ireland, Indonesia, Sudan, Denmark, Switerland, Nicaragua, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Venzuala, Argentina, Philippine, Russia, Nairobi, Pakistan, Japan!  
Lets be ONE hand, to stop this!
May ALLAH bring peace to the world

 

 

 

Are Muslims Terrorists?

Posted in Extra Knowledge, Learning Islam on January 5, 2009 by Muslimah

When any kind of massive destruction or terror occurs at any part of the world fingers directly point to the Middle East, to Muslims and Islam.

In a large number of western countries, people think that Islam is a religion of terror and that Muslims are ordered to kill any non-Muslim human being! This being obviously wrong and its lack of knowledge, there’s nothing more unfair than attributing such actions to a religion, to a whole nation, to millions of humans around the world.

Making things worse, some people use the name of Islam for their own purposes and false beliefs. This with the awful picture that American and Western media introduce about Islam produces a huge misconception.

On the other hand, when a Christian guy commits a crime/massacre like in Oklahoma bombings (April 1995) his action is not stereotyped/attributed to his faith/religion.

Do you Remember Timothy McVeigh? The Oklahoma bombings?  who said to be with the Aryan Republican Army? They had to raise money to “commit terrorist acts against United States”.

In 19 April, 1995. A massive bomb was detenated in a underground car park beneath the Alfred P Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. It killed 168 people. and injured more than 500 others. He’s Christian and former military soldier. But this has no importance to the media and doesn’t mean anything, the guy is Christian so what? Now imagine if he was an Arab! Lets say Muslim!!! (Just to make it clear, NOT all Arabs are Muslim)!

  

As well as in Christianity, Islam allows fighting for self-defense of religion or homes. And also lays down strict laws of combat/war which include prohibitions against harminf civilians, crops and churchs. As Prophet Muhamed said : “Fight in the cause of Allah. Fight those who deny Allah; Do not be embittered. Do not be treacherous. Do not mutilate. Do not kill children or those (people) in convents.”

And Abu-Bakr’s (follower of prophet Muhamed) instructions for the Islamic army: “Do not betray or be treacherous or vindictive. Do not mutilate. Do not kill the children, the aged or the women. Do not cut or bum palm trees or fruitful trees. Don’t slay a sheep, a cow or camel except for your food. And you will come across people who confined themselves to worship in hermitages, leave them alone to what they devoted themselves for.”

How come a religion that prohibits cutting trees will order killing non-Muslim civilians?

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In some minds, there is the image of an Arab horseman carrying a sword in one hand and the Quran in the other conquering and forcibly converting people to Islam.

Freedom of religion is laid down in the Quran itself: “There is no compulsion (or coercion) in the religion (Islam). The right direction is distinctly clear from error.” (Qur’an 2:256)

I know that Americans will never forget/forgive what happened in September 11. I imagine myself as an American watching the scene of that plane hitting the tower and pictures of victims played on TV for days and days and linking ALL that to one word : ISLAM.

It’s just funny how when someone attacks the US it’s outright terrorism (By Muslims), but when the US attacks someone else it’s fighting for liberty and freedom?

Of course AL Qaeda/ AL Qaida has taken credit for the attacks. As I said, alot of actions were committed in the name of Islam but this is just not what God ordered Muslims to do. Islam is a religion of peace and mercy. The Qaeda is a minority from billions of Muslims around the world. As we all know, each religion has his good and bad people. We can’t judge a religion by others people bad actions. Yet, we need to read to believe what Islam really is rather than believing media, which is controlled by “politics” or high ranked individuals.

“If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that heareth and knoweth all things.” (Quran 8:61)

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The word Jihad at its root means “Struggle,” but it’s lately been used more for its  “Holy war” definition( Which is not present anywhere in the Quran). Jihad has been around since the writing of the Qur’an, which occurred over a thousand years before America was even founded.There are two kinds of jihad. The other ‘jihad’ is the inner struggle of the soul which everyone wages against egotistic desires for the sake of attaining inner peace. The root of the word “Islam” is “Salam” in Arabic which means Peace, and the meaning of the word is Submission to Allah (God).

Islam = Peace and love… NOT hate or terrorism!


Quran: (Surah Al-Mai’da : 5:16)

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