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Monday, May 29, 2017

It Is Very Islamic To Buy ALL Your Daily Needs From Non Muslims

Here is some silly news. Quite naturally it involves the wal retards again .

 




un-Islamic to forbid non-Muslims from joining Muslims in breaking fast, Penang councillor said today.

assured Muslims and non-Muslims not wrong for non-Muslims to join Muslims in buka puasa 

responding to Jaringan Moronimin Pulau Pinang that non-Muslims should not break fast together with Muslims.

his statement was against Islamic teachings

condemned incident info chief was slapped by demonstrators 

bad image to Islam as they had acted violently 


My comments : Bad image to Islam?? Thats an understatement. Does Islam have an image at all?

Nearly all the food supplies that are used to cook the buka puasa food is ultimately supplied by non Muslims. Go up the supply chain and there is always a non Muslim involved.

This must be a very Islamic thing to do because no Muslim has complained about it.

So if it is ok to buy food supplies from the non Muslims? But not ok (for the morons) to eat the same food with the non Muslims?

I can see the non Muslims trying to recall how to shake their heads in wonder. I think they must have stopped shaking their heads a long, long time ago.

It cannot be Islamic to be so stupid.  

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Selamat Berpuasa Kepada Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed Dan Semua Penyokong Perjuangan Menyelamatkan Negara Kita Dari Malapetaka Yang Sedang Melanda


A Quranist friend sent me this picture. What can we notice in this picture of Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamed? Yes that does look like a nice cup of tea.



Being an avid reader of the Quran obviously what caught her eye was the translation of the Quran on Dr Mahathir's  table. She said, 'Look at his Quran translation"

So I zoomed into the picture. Here it is :


Can you see all the bookmarks that Dr Mahathir has inserted into his copy of the Quran translation? This particular translation "Tafsir Pimpinan Ar Rahman Kepada Pengertian Al Quranis by the 'old' JAKIM.

I have my views about this translation but their translation of Surah 72:18 (Surah Jinn) is perhaps the best in any language. Sadly I could not find this translation online. Do look it up.

Tun Dr Mahathir is obviously a reader of the Quran. Meaning he does not recite the Quran in Arabic like a parrot (like most other people). He reads the translations  to understand what it says. Hence all the bookmarks. 

Believe me even the so called scholars and "religious experts" will not know the contents of the Quran.  This would include the muftis.  The Quran is just NOT a book that is read to be understood by the Muslims, even by their scholars.  The Muslim ignorance of their own Quran is quite universal. 

During the rise of Anwar Ibrahim, I happened to have a conversation with Syed Naquib Al Atas at a buka puasa in Anwar's house.  We spoke about the Quran. He said he could not comment about it because he was not a scholar of the Quran. (I believe he used the word 'hafiz').  So even the so called scholars do not wish to comment on the Quran.  This means they do not know the Quran.

So what chance do you have dear "everyday-ordinary" Muslim reader, of understanding what is in the Quran when even your scholars say that they do not know the Quran ?  

I am just being provocative ok.

The truth is anyone can read the Quran. And I hope you will embark on this journey with zest, gusto, determination, great interest and curiosity to read and understand the Quran.  Your Quran. This is the "bulan puasa". Maybe you will be inspired to read and understand the Quran (or however much of it) in this bulan puasa.

There is plenty to do. You will be saved. Your life will become like living in a "jannah" (Arabic) or "piyaridasa" (Sanskrit) or "pairidaeza"  (Persian)  or "paradeisos" (Greek)  or "paradise" (English). 

They all mean the same thing - a garden. Meaning a life of plenty, ease and comfort. "Piyaridasa" or 'pairidaeza' or 'jannah' or 'garden'.

Being a writer of books and many of my thoughts and a reader of sorts, I find it quite true that the beginning of a book or the beginning of a paragraph determines what the book or even that particular paragraph is trying to say.

Some call it 'the Mission Statement'. The first part of the book clears the way for what the rest of the book wishes to say.

In the Quran, in the very first chapter (Surah Fatiha) and in the second line (after the Bismillah)  the Quran describes what is Allah.

1:1 Bismillahhir-rahman-nirraheem : In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.

1:2  Alhamdu lillaahi rabbil alameen - The Praise be to Allah, the Overlord of the worlds.

So what is Allah? Allah rules over (the rabb) the entire universe. That is what Allah does.     Then the Quran goes on to describe how this is achieved. 

For example :

Surah 36:036  Glory be to the One who created all kinds of plants from the earth, as well as themselves, and other creations that they do not even know.
 

36:037  Another sign for them is the night: we remove the daylight therefrom, whereupon they are in darkness.
 

36:038   The sun sets into a specific location, according to the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.
 

36:039    The moon we designed to appear in stages, until it becomes like an old curved sheath.
 

36:040  The sun is never to catch up with the moon - the night and the day never deviate - each of them is floating in its own orbit.

This is a description of the stars and planets around us. Everything has been set in order.

And the Quran tells us HOW we are to perceive and understand all this:

Surah  16:79  Do they not see the birds, held poised in the midst of  the sky?

Surah 16:48  Do they not see all the things created by Allah?

Surah 26:7  Do they not see the earth - how many noble things of all kinds We have produced therein?


"Awa - lam - yaraw"  -  do they not see ?

We have to see.  We have to observe. We can only appreciate this universe and everything it has to offer us by "observing".  .  Let us not be blind to the real world around us.

To see, observe, appreciate, understand and take benefit from the real world around us. 

Do not waste your time in  time wasting  hermitism and monasticism (seclusion, meditation, "spirituality" etc).  

Surah 57:27   Subsequent to them, we sent our messengers. We sent Jesus the son of Mary, and we gave him the Injeel, and we placed in the hearts of his followers kindness and mercy.    But they invented hermitism which we never decreed for them. All we asked them to do was to uphold the commandments approved by Allah.   But they did not uphold the message as they should have. Consequently, we gave those who believed among them their recompense, while many of them were wicked.


Conclusion : Trees only bend in the wind ok. That is how Allah has designed it.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Trump OutTrumps US Military Industrial Complex ?

From the very beginning Donald Trump has been against big ticket military spending. One of the first things he did as president-elect was to say that he will relook the insanely overbudget and too expensive US400 BILLION F35 stealth fighter program. Almost  immediately Lockheed slashed the cost by US700 Million.





Trump also said that NATO should pay more for US troops and equipment stationed in Europe to protect European borders.

Yesterday in Europe, NATO and the EU were quite shocked when Trump repeated this same message. Here is the New York Times :

In NATO Speech, Trump Is Vague About Mutual Defense Pledge

President Trump on Thurs punctured any illusions he was fence-mending in Europe
declining to explicitly endorse NATO’s mutual defense pledge 
lashing out at NATO for “chronic underpayments” to alliance

tense day when Trump brought “America first” to very heart of Europe
European leaders visibly unsettled
some openly lamenting divisions with US on trade, climate, Russia.

discord palpable in body language
Trump greeted Macron grabbed hands, jaws clenched
Trump push aside Montenegro PM to get to his assigned place in front

split starkest at NATO hq 
Trump lectured allies on financial contributions
Trump repeated complaint US was shouldering unfair burden
 
"23 of 28 member nations not paying what they should be paying” Trump declared

“not fair to the people and taxpayers of the US” he added. 

“And many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years”

Trump said NATO members must "finally contribute" fair share to defense 
“not fair to the people and taxpayers of US .."

Earlier Trump, a critic of EU during campaign, received chilly reception in Brussels

In talks Trump differed over intentions and policies of Putin of Russia

My comments :  Trump appears to be against war. Or at least he does not want the US to fight more wars. 

This makes Trump an Enemy of the Military Industrial Complex. The Military Industrial Complex is too powerful. They need to sell their weapons. This means they need war.

To make war profits, they need profitable enemies. Russia can be a profitable enemy. But Trump does not wish to make enemies of Russia and Vladimir Putin. 

This makes the Military Industrial Complex very unhappy with Trump. They may even "take him out".  Just like what happened to John F Kennedy 54 years ago. 

And now Trump does not want to pay more than his fair share of NATO's Budget.  Meaning less weapons purchases from the Military Industrial Complex.

But Trump is a 'deal maker'. The Art Of The Deal.How to make the Military Industrial Complex happy AND cut military spending at the same time.

Trump's insistence that NATO members pay up their share of NATO's defense budget means that there will still be weapons purchases from the Military Industrial Complex. A lot of NATO countries use American made weapons.

The US will pay less, NATO will pay more but the weapons will still get bought.

Then Trump has cut a deal with Saudi Arabia. Trump's Special Advisor and son-in-law Jared Kuschner (who is a Jew, without intending any offense) put together that US$110 BILLION defense deal with Saudi Arabia. 

Trump has told the Saudis and the Islamic countries that the US will not be coming to their aid or their defense anymore. "You can settle your own problems" he told them point blank.

BUT (this is a big BUT) the US will sell the Saudis all the weapons they need.

This keeps the Military Industrial Complex happy. They still get to sell their weapons. US$110 BILLION worth.

My guess is the US will soon loosen up on weapons exports to other countries. Whoever would like to buy an M1 Abrams tank, maybe you will get a chance to do it sometime.