Saturday, 29 June 2013

Muslim youth was being assaulted at Gandara from Sinhala Ravaya

Muslim youth was being assaulted at Gandara from Sinhala Ravaya

It was reported in the media that the religious/ethnic extremist group Sinhala Ravaya (Voice of Sinhalese) has attacked a Beef Stall at Tangalle, while proceeding on a bogus foot march in protest of slaughtering cattle, but failed to report that a Muslim youth too was being assaulted at Gandara. The following is a concise report we obtained from our correspondent in the area. The person who was being attacked is a Muslim youth who runs a Photographic Studio in the same area.

It has been a common practice of the officials of Gandara Police Station, to seek the service of this youth whenever they needed anything to do with photography and in many occasions he used to provide the service to the Police free of charge.

Since, the news was out that the foot march launched by the saffron robed extremists, who called themselves as Sinhala Ravaya was scheduled to pass through Gandara town on the same day, all the Muslims in that area kept away of their daily routines and confined themselves to their homes. But, despite this, many Muslims in the area has seen him strolling around the town in the company of a Police Constable named Sisira and another police Officer along with his camera. When he was inquired about it by a Muslim Brethren, he has told him that, the Acting Officer-In-Charge of the Police Station, one Pushpakumara has requested him to get some photographs of the foot march for him.

By 10.00 AM, the march was passing through the town and the said youth too was moving with them photographing the event when a dark skinned, saffron robed thug suddenly got hold the shirt of the photographer and demanded to know who he was. At the same time, all others around him started to assault him and the Police Officer who was in civvies, was only staring at it but never attempted to prevent the youth being assaulted. We later saw that Pushpakumara, the Police Officer too was coming into the scene, but he too was unable to bring the situation under control.

We saw that the beaten youth was proceeding towards the Police Station and we went to him and asked what really took place, for which he said that, his camera and the National Identity Card was forcibly taken by the monk and he had captured the incident into his camera. We then advised him to lodge a complaint in the Police Station, without any further delay. But later he disclosed that at the Police Station, they refused to record his complain and the Acting O.I.C. Pushpakumara has told him, even his job is at stake due to this incident and then has begged him to produce a twisted version of the incident. Eventhough, he got back his National Identity Card and the camera from Pushpa Kumara, the camera did not contain its memory chip.

Due to the request of the Acting O.I.C. Pushpa Kumara, the statement given by the youth says that while he was photographing the PEACEFUL foot march as a freelance, a monk has asked him for his camera and Acting O.I.C. Pushpakumara has asked it back of the monk and handed it over to him.

Later that day, the Acting O.I.C. Pushpakumara visited the Gandara Mosque and disclosed the true incident to all the Muslim brethrens, and we took the liberty of recording his speech, without his knowledge.

Translated by: T.N.Rahim

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Wirathu lashes out at Time magazine

This illustration picture taken on June 24, 2013 in Bangkok shows a man reading a copy of the July 1 issue of Time magazine carrying a picture of controversial Myanmar monk Wirathu on its cover. (AFP/Christophe Archambault) 
Time magazine’s decision to label Burmese monk Ashin Wirathu as “the face of Buddhist terror” in its July cover has drawn criticism from all sides.
Wirathu, a proponent of Buddhist nationalism, is known for controversial statements comparing Muslims to "African carp" and describing them as quick-breeding and violent. Some have blamed his speeches for the rise in anti-Muslim violence in the newly democratising nation-state. The government of Myanmar issued a press release condemning Time’s cover story, and Wirathu was quoted as saying, “This is being done because the Islamic extremists want my downfall.”

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Allah says: "Mankind is a single nation,

Allah says: "Mankind is a single nation,

"O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into races and families so that you may know each other. The most honoured of you in Allah's sight are those who best keep their duty." (2:213) & (49:13)

Allah has commanded the Muslims to help one another saying:
“Help you one another in virtue and piety” (Surah al-Maaidah:2)
“Whoever performs a good act will receive ten times as much.” [QUR’AN 6:160]

►If poverty of someone discourage you in helping him or her because of lack of money for the service or a material, it is indeed satan who discourage you.
►Just say that you are doing it for the Pleasure of Allah.
In return you shall be blessed by Allah, as you are helping His creatures as well as your fellow. Money is for worldly uses, but food for soul is righteousness to come to Allah.
REMEMEBER Allah advices us: "Do no favour seeking gain." (74:6)

If the person give you blessings, it is the gift he or she can afford, take it by smilling. Smiling at your brother or sister is considered sadqah. Even spending on your family, which you do anyway, for the sake of Allah, is a sadqah.
If only everyone could respect the value of helping humanity & the power of a true smile (it is indeed a forgotten sunnah)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
"Every Muslim has to give in charity." The people then asked: "(But what) if someone has nothing to give, what should he do?" The Prophet replied: "He should work with his hands and benefit himself and also give in charity (from what he earns)." The people further asked: "If he cannot find even that?" He replied: "He should help the needy who appeal for help." Then the people asked: "If he cannot do (even) that?" The Prophet said finally: "Then he should perform good deeds and keep away from evil deeds, and that will be regarded as charitable deeds." - [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith 524]
"Whoever spends any money for Allah, his reward will be for seven hundred times of that amount." [Tirmithi]

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) also said:
“Every believer who consoles his brother in distress will be dressed by God in an apparel of honor on the Day of Resurrection.” [Fiqh-us-Sunnah:V4N80a]

"The believer's shade on the Day of Resurrection will be his charity." -
[Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 604] ALLAHU AKBAR!

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once told his wife: “Do not turn away a poor man..even if all you can give is half a date. If you love the poor and bring them near you…GOD will bring you near HIM on the Day of Resurrection.”

Allah talks about the true believers who seek His pleasure alone:
'And the believers, men and women, are protecting friends of one another, they enjoin the right and forbid the wrong' (9:71)

It is more fitting that they please Allah and His Messenger if they are truly believers. (Al-Tawbah, 9:62)

"(The true believers are those) in whose wealth there is a known right for the beggar and the destitute." (70:24-25)

"They (the true believers) give food, out of love for Allah, to the poor, the orphan and the slave, saying: We feed you only for Allah's pleasure - we desire from you neither reward nor thanks." (76:8-9) SubhanAllah!

"The most honored by Allah amongst you are those best in taqwaa."
(Qur'an S 49:13)

If you want to seek the pleasure of Allah, read this dua:
“Illahi anta maqsudi wa ridaka matludi”
Oh Allah, You are my Destination and Your good pleasure is what I seek. Ameen.

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Alhamdulillah we reach Rajab. Shabaan & Ramadan is on the way
Let's make a lot of istifaar.

On the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him):
The Messenger of Allah (Salallahu-aleihi-wasallam), used to make the following Dua when the month of Rajab began:
‘Allahuma Barik lana fi Rajaba wa Sha’bana wa ballighna Ramadhan’
“Oh Allah! Bless us in Rajab and Sha`ban, and bring us, oh Allah, to Ramadan.” [Narrated by Tabarani and Ahmad]

When Ramadan Is Approaching
Hadhrat Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radi Allahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to teach the Sahaabah (Radi Allahu Anhum) the following Dua at the approach of the Month of Ramadhan:
“O Allah! Safeguard me for the Month of Ramadhaan (by making me see the Month of Ramadhaan healthy and fit so that I can take maximum benefit from it), and safeguard the Month of Ramadhaan for me (by making the conditions in it such that I can take maximum benefit from it) and accept it from me.”

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the Lord, Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds...” (Quran 7: V54)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Prophet’s greatest miracle was the Qur’an — I

Apart from the greatest miracle — the Qur’an — given to him, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) performed many physical miracles witnessed by his contemporaries numbering in hundreds, and in some cases thousands.(1)
Reports of his miracles reached us by a reliable and strong method of transmission unmatched in world history. It is as if the miracles were performed in front of our eyes. The meticulous method of transmission is what convinces us that the Prophet (peace be upon him) indeed performed thesegreat miracles with divine aid and, thus, we can believe him when he said, ‘I am God’s Messenger.’
The Prophet’s great miracles were witnessed by thousands of believers and skeptics, following which verses of the Qur’an were revealed mentioning the supernatural events. The Qur’an made some miracles eternal by etching them in the minds of the believers.
The ancient detractors would simply remain silent when these verses were recited. Had these miracles not taken place, they would have seized the moment to scandalize it and belie the Prophet (peace be upon him). But rather, the opposite took place. The believers grew more certain of the truth of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Qur’an.
The fact that the faithful grew stronger in their faith, and the unbelievers remained silent by not denying their occurrence is acknowledgment that the miracles took place exactly as the Qur’an describes.
In this section we will discuss some of the physical miracles performed by the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Miracles are from Divine power
A miracle is one of the factors, which further strengthens the claim of a prophet of God. Miracles should not be the soul essence of belief, as supernatural events can also take place by the use of magic and devils. The truth of prophethood is clear and evident in the actual message brought, as God has instilled a capability, although limited, in humans to recognize the truth as it is, specifically in the matter of monotheism.
But in order to further strengthen the argument of prophethood, God performed miracles at the hands of His Prophets from Moses, Jesus to Muhammad (peace be upon them). God did not produce miracles upon the demand of the Makkans, but the Wise God gave Muhammad the miracles He desired at the time: “And they say, ‘We will not believe you until you break open for us from the ground a spring, or (until) you have a garden of date-palms and grapes and make rivers gush forth within them in force (and abundance) or you make the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you bring God and the angels before (us) or you have a house of ornament (gold) or you ascend into the sky. And (even then), we will not believe in your ascension until you bring down to us a book we may read.’ ‘Say, Exalted is my Lord! Was I ever but a human messenger?’’’ (Qur’an 17:90-93)
The answer was: “And nothing has prevented Us from sending (this message, like the earlier ones,) with miraculous signs (in its wake), save (Our knowledge) that the people of olden times (only too often) gave the lie to them: thus, We provided for (the tribe of) Thamud the she-camel as a visible sign, but they wronged her. And never did We send those signs for any other purpose than to convey a warning.” (Qur’an 17:59)
When demanded ostensibly, God in His wisdom knew they would not believe, so He refused to show them miracles: “Now they swear by God with their most solemn oaths that if a miracle were shown to them, they would indeed believe in this (divine writ). Say: ‘Miracles are in the power of God alone.’ ‘And for all you know, even if one should be shown to them, they would not believe so long as We keep their hearts and their eyes turned (away from the truth), even as they did not believe in it in the first instance: and (so) We shall leave them in their overweening arrogance, blindly stumbling to and fro’.” (Qur’an, 6:109-110)
(1) The miracles add up to over a thousand. See ‘Muqaddima Sharh’ Saheeh Muslim’ by Al-Nawawi and ‘Al-Madkhal’ by al-Baihaqi.
To be continued next week
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