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Webinar: Unveiled – Understanding the Niqab

20 May

Habibi Halaqas, I Got It Covered and Muslimah Source presents:

FREE ONLINE WEBINAR

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Unveiled – Understanding the Niqab

Where: Online

When: Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 7:00-8:00 PM EST

Speaker: Hebah Ahmed

Register online at http://bit.ly/registerforwebinar

 There is much confusion and dispute among Muslims and non-Muslims about the status of the niqab (face veil). The intent of this webinar is to dispel myths regarding the face veil. Is it oppression? Is banning it a breach of freedom of rights? Is it mandatory to wear in Islamic law? All this and more!

Come and Learn:

What is Niqab

The origins of Niqab

Criticisms against Niqab

How does one’s life change when they start wearing Niqab

How should one deal with sisters who wear Niqab – Muslim and non-Muslim perspective

Political enforcement and/or banning of Niqab


Hebah is a Muslim American with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Egyptian immigrants. Hebah is a social activist who works to dispel the myths about Islam and Women in Islam through community presentations and panel discussions.

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Image(s) of ‘GOD’ from Hinduism and Christian/Jewism Scriptures!

30 Apr

 

 

What’s the image of GOD?

 Now that we know God is outside us..we try to understand whats the image of God? Firstly DOES HE HAVE ANY IMAGE?

mm.. to know whats the image of GOD lets look what ‘The Religious Scriptures’ had to say in it.

 

I begin with Hinduism:

 

Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 Verse 19:

 “Na tasya pratima asti”

 “There is no likeness of Him”

 (The Principal Upanishad by S.RadhaKrishnan pg 736&737 and in the Sacred Books of East, Volume 15, The Upanishads Part 2, Page no 253)

 

          Soo..there is no likeness of Him..whatever we portray as God should not have any likeness to anything we see in this world..

  

O my Hindu Readers!

   Dont your God(s) look like humans? may be animals too??

 

Think.. stop0think!

 

Yajur Ved Chapter 32 Verse 3:

 “na tasya pratima asti”

 “There is no image of Him”

 (The Yajurveda by Devi Chand M.A. pg. 377)

 

           wow..what a clear-cut verse!

 

Look O Hindus, ‘Your’ Scripture says ‘There is no image for God’ .

You have ‘thousands of images’ for God.

What are you doing hun..?

 

Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 4 verse 20:

“na samdrse tisthati rupam asya, na caksusa pasyati kas canainam”.

“His form cannot be seen, no one sees Him with the eye”.

(The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 737)

(And in Sacred books of the East Volume 15, the Upanishad part II, Page no. 253)

 

           Got it? His form can never be seen. So who saw God and told you that He got 10 heads and 20 hands and He has snake in His head??

 Really.. WHO TOLD YOU THAT?

 

Yajurved Chapter 40 Verse 9:

“Andhatma pravishanti ye assambhuti mupaste”

“They enter darkness, those who worship natural things.”

           E.g. worship of natural elements air, water, fire, trees etc.

It further continues and says,

“They sink deeper in darkness those who worship sambhuti i.e. created things”

          E.g. created things such as table, chair, idols etc.

(Yajurveda Samhita by Ralph T. H. Griffith pg. 538)

 

      I really don’t want to interpret this, DO I?

You yourself can understand what you are doing now will make you ‘SINK DEEPER IN DARKNESS!’.

 

To my Hindu Readers!

     Seriously I am asking you ‘one question’ HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE READ YOUR SCRIPTURES ‘FULLY’?

Why don’t you follow it then?

 

WHY……..?????

 

I just don’t understand 😦

You are contradicting your Scriptures and that’s not Hinduism anymore!

 

PLEASE THINK!

 

I will now move to the ‘Abrahamic Religions’:

            In all Abrahamic Religions ‘idolatory’ is STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

    Within Christianity, Protestants strictly prohibit idols and the ‘Catholics’ are quite ‘convinced’ that ‘God has created man in his form’ so it is ‘OK’ to worship God as man. (??!!)

 

The well-known popular ‘Ten Commandments’ (RSV Exodus 20:3-6) are:

“You shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;

you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me,

but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.”

 

         Look.. we should not make any image in the likeness of anything above the ‘heaven’..

 

So.. Michelangelo’s images of GOD .. RIGHT OR WRONG?

 

Exodus 20: 3-5

“Those who hate God make false images of things in heaven and
worship them.”

             mm.. so ‘YOU’ are ‘God-Haters’ or ‘God-Lovers’?

  

Deuteronomy 7:25

“The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire.”

                 woww.. quite SERIOUS.. isn’t it?

 

Exodus 34:12-14

“12)Take heed to thyself, lest thou make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land whither thou goest, lest it be for a snare in the midst of thee:

13) But ye shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves:

14) For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God”

 

          So it not only prohibits making images of God but it also ORDERS TO DESTROY THOSE IMAGES.

 

Exodus 20:5

“You shall not worship them.” (False idols and images).

                    NO..NEVER..DONT DO IT..!!

STOP!

 

In the ‘Torah’:

           In a number of places, the Hebrew Bible makes clear that God has no shape or form, and is utterly incomparable; thus no idol, image, idea, or anything comparable to creation could ever capture God’s essence.

For example, when the Israelites were by God in Deut. 4:15, they see no shape or form.  

         The Bible has many terms for idolatry, and their usage represents the horror with which they filled the writers of the Bible.

 

Thus idols were stigmatized as,

1. “non-God” (Deut. 32:17, 21; Jer. 2:11),

2. “things of naught” (Lev. 19:4 et passim),

3. “vanity” (Deut. 32),

4. “iniquity” (1 Sam. 15:23),

5. “wind and confusion” (Isa. 41:29 ),

6. “the dead” (Ps. 106:28),

7. “carcasses” (Lev. 26:30; Jer. 16:18),

8. “a lie” (Isa. 44:20 et passim), and similar epithets.

  

To my Christian Readers!

What is the authenticity that Jesus (Peace be upon him) looked like what you have? What is the proof?

Did Jesus (Peace be upon him) was white-face blue-eyed American? Where did you get this from?

It was hundred years after the disappearance of Jesus (Peace be upon him), they dreamt all these ‘false’ images of him. Most of them are the ‘products’ of Roman Catholic Church and some very unGodly people!.

I am not accusing your scriptures. I am accusing your actions WHICH CONTRADICT YOUR SCRIPTURES!

 

I know of ‘few’ Hindus and ‘few’ Christians/Jews who do not favour idol worship.. GOOD FOR THEM!

But.. quite a handful of people can’t hide something which is happening apparently within their religion..so THINK!

Sought the help of 'wikipedia'.

 

To be continued…

Up next: Image(s) of ‘GOD’ in Sikhism, Buddhism, and Zoroastrianism!

 

Are Muslims DisOrganised?!

23 Mar

 

                                              ARE  MUSLIMS  DISORGANISED?

 ESTAWOO = Arrange yourselves

THIS IS REALLY TRUE..!! 

 In the program called (ONE FAMILY) on MAJD channel.

The speaker was Dr.Yahya Alyahya (head of the CALL to Islam Committee)

 He said that Muslims are never disorganized; they just need to be CONVINCED.

THEN HE TOLD A STORY OF AN AMERICAN NON MUSLIM MAN WHO WAS DISCUSSING ABOUT ISLAM WITH HIM WHILE HE WAS WATCHING LIVE .ON BROADCAST OF SALAT ISHA FROM KAABAH, ON TV

The American man was so amazed of how crowded is the masjid, more than 3 million Muslims were there at the last nights of the holy month of Ramadan, so crowded, so disorganized.

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The sheikh asked the Non-Muslim man: How long do you think they’ll take to organize themselves in rows and start the Salaat?

He answered: at least 2-3 hours

The sheikh said: but the masjid (HARAM) of Kaaba is 4 floors

The man said: OH, this’s will make it about 12 hours then

 

 

  The sheikh said: put in your mind that they are from countries all over the world with different languages.

 The American man said: THEN IT’s IMPOSSIBLE TO ORGANIZE THEM BY ANY MEANS!!

Then the Salaat time came, and sheikh Sudais of Makkah stood up and said

 (ESTAWOO)=Arrange

 yourselves

  And within seconds, the whole scene changed and the crowd of 3 million Muslims arranged themselves in well-organized rows in NO TIME !!

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The American man stared at the TV screen for a moment, and then said:

 

 

ASHASH-HADU AN LA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH

 

 

WA ASH-HADU ANNA MOHAMMADAN  RASOOLOLLAH.

 

 
(I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship

 

 

 but ALLAH, and I bear witness that Mohammad is

 

 

 His Servant and Messenger)
 
 

“O Allaah grant a good end to all our matters and save us from humiliation in the world and the punishment of the Hereafter.” (Sunan Ahmed)

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