Heart

August 13, 2007

Abû `Abd Allah al-Nu`mân b. Bashîr relates that he heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) say:

“That which is lawful is clear and that which is unlawful is clear. Between the two are doubtful matters that few people have knowledge about. Whoever avoids these doubtful matters absolves himself of blame with respect to his religion and his honor. Whoever falls into doubtful things will fall into what is unlawful, just like the shepherd who grazes his flock too close to a private pasture is liable to have some of his flock stray into it. Every king has a private pasture, and Allah’s private pasture is what he has prohibited. Verily, in the body is a small piece of flesh that if it is healthy, the whole body is healthy and if it is sick, the whole body is sick. This small piece of flesh is the heart.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim]


August 10, 2007

On the authority of Abu Dhar Jundub bin Junadah (ra), and Muadh bin Jabal (ra) that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

Fear Allah wherever you are, and follow up a sin with a good one and it will wipe it out, and behave well towards people.

(Tirmidhi)


The Jewish holocaust against the Palestinians:

August 8, 2007

Khalid Amayreh

Very little was known about this massacre until 1998 when an Israeli graduate student at HaifaUniversity, Teddy Katz, wrote his master’s thesis based on oral testimonies by both Jewish and Arab witnesses. The author meticulously examined these testimonies and concluded that a huge massacre, one that is bigger than the infamous massacre of Deir Yasin, took place at the coastal Palestinian village of Tantura on 23 May 1948.

Katz’s findings were first published in the Israeli newspaper, Ma’ariv, in 1998 and were corroborated by other testimonies and witness accounts by other survivors in refugee camps in both Jordan and the occupied Palestinian territories.

Of the 1,500 people, who made up the population of the village, it is believed that 1,300 were murdered by machine-gun fire. Some of the survivors fled to the nearby village of al-Fureidis, who, too, were eventually expelled to neighbouring Arab countries. The killings and expulsions were carried out by Hagana’s Third Battalion.

Today, only a shrine, a fortress, an ancient well and a few of the houses remain. Many date palm trees and some cactus plants are spread about the site, which was turned into an Israeli recreational area with swimming facilities. (All That Remains, pp. 194-195)

Testimonies

Testimony by Fawzi al-Tanji

Tanji, who miraculously survived the massacre by fleeing with the few who were not killed, was interviewed by the Israeli newspaper, Ma’ariv. The old man, who was 74 when the interview took place, began to sob as soon as he was asked to revive the memory of the massacre.

“They (the Jewish terrorists) took us to the village graveyard. They lined us up in several rows. A Jewish commander came and ordered his troops to pick ten. They did, and the chosen ten were lined up beside the cactus plants and were shot. They came back and chose another ten to remove the bodies of the murdered ten and then they themselves were killed.” Fawzi lamented, “Oh, how I wish I was also shot that day. It would have been much easier than living with the pain all these years.”

Another survivor, Abdul Razzaq al-Ashmawi, 64 at the time of the interview, told the story of how he lost 12 members of his family who were all shot on the doorsteps of their homes. He also described how more than 25 men were lined up in front of the village mosque and shot by the Hagana terrorists.

Testimony by Muhammad Abu Hana, born in 1936, resident of the Yarmuk Camp

“We were awakened in the middle of the night by heavy gun fire. The women began to scream and run out of the houses, carrying their children, and gathered in several places in the village. I went out of the house, too, and began running around the streets to see what was going on. Suddenly a woman shouted to me: ‘Your uncle is wounded! Quick, bring some alcohol!’ I saw my uncle bleeding heavily from the shoulder. Being young, I was unconscious of the danger. I grabbed an empty bottle and ran to the dispensary nearby. Zahabiyya, the nurse, was there. She was one of the Christians of the village. She filled the bottle with alcohol, and I ran back to my uncle. The women cleaned the wound and took my uncle to our house where he hid from the soldiers in the grain attic. But the soldiers saw the trail of blood and soon burst in, asking my grandfather where my uncle was. My grandfather said he didn’t know. They left but came back several times with the same question. At some point my uncle, who was in pain, asked for a cigarette and my grandmother gave him one. When the soldiers came back again, the smell of the tobacco guided them to him. They took him away. On their way out, they insulted my grandfather and called him a liar, and he answered back that anyone would protect his own son.

“My uncle survived thanks to the intervention of the mukhtar of the Jewish colony Zichron Yaacov. He had good relations with my grandfather, who was the mukhtar of Tantura. At 9 in the morning, the shooting stopped and the attackers rounded everyone up on the beach.

“They sorted them out, the women and children on one side, the men on the other. They searched the men and ordered them to keep their hands above their heads. Female soldiers searched the women and took all their jewelry, which they put in a soldier’s helmet. They didn’t give them back when they expelled us to Furaydis. During the entire operation, military boats were offshore.

“On the beach, the soldiers led groups of men away and you could hear gun fire after each departure. Towards noon, we were led on foot to an orchard to the east of the village, and I saw bodies piled on a cart pulled by men of Tantura, who emptied their cargo in a big pit. Then trucks arrived and women and children were loaded onto them and driven to Furaydis. On the road, near the railroad tracks, other bodies were scattered about.”

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Attack on ship never probed

August 8, 2007

June 8 was the 40th anniversary of the attack on the USS Liberty, an American naval intelligence ship sailing in international waters with her flag displayed on a clear day. The result of the attack was 34 dead and 171 injured. The event is the only U.S. naval attack never formally investigated by Congress.

This anniversary received little significant acknowledgment in the mass media. The Press offered one sentence of recognition in its “Today in History” column. It basically ignored this anniversary.

Contrary to the information provided by our government at the time, the assault lasted for nearly two hours. The Liberty experienced surveillance by Israeli jets for six hours, some as low as 200 feet. Israeli aircraft carrying napalm initiated the assault. Israeli torpedo boats blasted a 40-foot hole in the ship’s side and machine-gunned her life rafts.

Israeli citizens should not be held responsible for this horrendous act. But those living or dead who ordered the attack should be identified. Why did President Lyndon B. Johnson call back rescue planes from helping the USS Liberty twice and why did the U.S. government accept Israel’s explanation and downplay the severity of the attack?

Sailors from the USS Liberty have renounced the massive coverup foisted upon the United States for 40 years. They have repudiated the book written to substantiate Israel’s excuse of “mistaken identity.”

Thomas H. Moorer, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has called on Congress to clear unanswered questions surrounding this tragedy. It is imperative that we learn the truth.

Ronald D. Rufner

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Bush abolishes Fourth Amendment

August 4, 2007

Senate vote gives temporary boost to Bush’s eavesdropping power

Goodbye fourth amendment.  Hello Dictatorship.


Democrat Obama talks tough on Pakistan

August 3, 2007

Attack inside Pakistan with or without approval of Pakistani Government

Okay…

Another candidate proving that he will sell himself for votes. Obama’s statements are idiotic in so many ways, but lets state out a few reasons:

  • Musharraf is already a puppet to US and complies with every order given to him.
  • Pakistan has a nuclear bomb and a fairly decent army.
  • Is there no lesson learned from the war on Iraq?
  • Where will the soldiers come from?…

From an optimistic perspective, there will be at least a couple of positive outcomes too: a chance to fight jihad fi sabeelillah to many Muslims, and maybe waking up the ummah. Uh, I rather have the leaders opt for peaceful strategies…there’s already enough mess made by US’ foreign policies.

May Allah grant us sincere, just, and sensible leaders. ameen.


Barakah of dhikr

August 3, 2007

Don’t initially start worrying about eradicating evils and wrongs. Until good deeds are established, the bad deeds will not go away. Start making the zikr of Allah, and that too in a very heartfelt manner. A zikr that is filled with love, yearning, sincerity. Then whatever filth or evil one is inflicted with will go away by the barakah of this zikr and goodness and virtue will enter the heart.

-Baatein Unki Yaad Raheingi pg. 299

http://annoor.wordpress.com/2007/04/08/barakah-of-zikr/