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Remember, when someone greet you, smile return a better greeting from the heart. (Quran)

Remember, kind words and forgiving faults are better than giving charity. (Quran)

 

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American soil – if it could speak – would tell tales of genocide and slavery.IMG_0318

The roots of genocide and slavery are prejudice, racism, hate, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and ultimately apartheid. These are practices of people suffering from an inferiority complex.

This very white country claims to be a moral Christian nation.praying_on_bible_red What branch of Christianity these murderers and slave owners subscribe to is a mystery? Their Christian practices are certainly different from the Bible or what Jesus preached.

Perhaps the pilgrims, the European killers and the slave owners – now known as white supremacists – wrote their own bible which makes their current practices moral and legal.

Prejudice, racism, hate, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and apartheid are so ingrained in the white American psyche that it seems an impossible task to ever make equality a reality in these states.

Why aren’t white politicians and people at all levels of government out in the streets screaming for changes in this country? Why aren’t white church leaders doing the same? flagWhy does law enforcement have black and white laws? Why do they entrap innocent Muslim men?

The answer is simple. Congress and the Courts enjoy the status quo. In order to maintain the status quo prejudice, racism, hate, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and apartheid must remain in place.

America is a white country built on genocide and slavery, and it will be a long time before white genociders and slave owners accept and tolerate black brown, yellow, red ….

IMG_0491If American soil could speak what a tale it would tell.

 

                                      

For Muslims, Ramadan is the holiestIMG_0135-1 month on their (lunar) calendar. It is a time when they give up “worldly” pleasures and devote their lives to God.

Our friends and colleagues are curious about what we do for thirty (30) days. There is no mystery. Here are some of our practices during the Ramadan:

Fasting (Saum): Fasting begins one hour and half before Sunrise and ends at sunset. We follow the lunar calendar and this year the times are approx. from 4:00 A.M. to 8:30 P.M. Yes, it’s a long day (16 & 1/2 hours) without food or water. However, it is not food, but Faith in God that gives strength to the Fasting person.

Prayer (Salaat): We pray five times per day –before sunrise, midday, late God-skyafternoon, sunset, and evening. Men go to mosque, women pray at home, or mosque.

Quran: Read the Quran, learn the Quran, use it as guidance in our daily lives.

Charity (Zakaat): We give at least 2 & 1/2% of our income/wealth to the poor. From 2013-01-04 22.53.21a socio-economic point of view, giving Zakaat helps maintain a financial balance in society. Those who are able (and willing) give to the less fortunate, the orphans and the widows. However, Zakaat is not only giving money. Any act of kindness, e.g. teaching a child to read, helping someone cross the street, giving someone a meal, helping a sick person, a smile, a kind word, are all considered acts of charity.

Muslims pray for their own souls, but they Fast for God. One can fake prayers (to show off)2013-01-04 22.53.31 but one can not fake Fasting. In addition, in Ramadan one prays to God for Mercy, Forgiveness and to be Spared the Fire of Hell. One also prays for their parents, children and siblings.

It is written that in the Month of Ramadan, God would not deny a Fasting person that which he asks for.

The Holy Month of Ramadan is the best of times for practicing Muslims. Yes, there is work, and chores, and the days are long, but it is a time when we talk to God, ask him for stuff, thank him mosquefor stuff, and we are at peace with ourselves.

God wants us to love him best, even more than ourselves; and our Prophet even better than ourselves. And in Ramadan we certainly do love them more.

Kind words and forgiving faults are better than giving charity. Quran 2:263.

 

 

May the peace and blessings of God be with everyone observing Ramadan.God-sky

In the western world, the concept of jihad equals all things evil. In the Islamic world practicing jihad is building God-faring character.

Jihad is an integral part of Islam, but it is the opposite of the evil the western propaganda machine paints it to be. Here are several definitions of the concept of jihad:

1:       Every human being fights the conflicts within his heart and soul. Whatever one thinks of as right or wrong, good or evil presents a choice within one’s self. Fighting that wrong or that evil and choosing what is right or what is good is jihad.mosque

2:       In literature, as in life, as a writer or a teacher knows, the characters face conflict after conflict and must make choices. That is jihad.

3:       Every good Christian who fights the Seven Deadly Sins – greed, anger, pride, lust, sloth, gluttony, envy – is fighting his own personal jihad.

4:       Defending one’s religion or one’s belief in Almighty God is Jihad. However, Muslim killing Muslim is not Jihad, and one must separate fanaticism and political war from jihad and religion.church

According to Western propaganda we now have jihadists. In Islam there are no jihadists. The word “jihadist” was created by western propaganda and Islamophobia. People killing each other for political gain are not Muslims.

The crusaders were slaughtering Jews, Christians and Muslims in the name of Jesus. Were they fanatics or jihadists? In the US the white supremacists are defending their God given rights to own and make America white. Are they fanatics or jihadists?

DSCF4284Muslims, just like good Christians, fight the Seven Deadly Sins daily. That is inner jihad.

In this Holy Month of Ramadan, inner jihad includes the Ten Commandments of Moses and the Seven Deadly sins of St. Thomas, all of which are positive models to build the character of a good and pious Muslim!

 

 

Jesus said: Love thy neighbour as thyself. Obraz 100

Nine people died because of the colour of their skin. God gave us pigmentation, so how can we be guilty of, or responsible for, our gift from God?

Churches used to be sanctuaries where protection from evil or hunger was guaranteed.

Just imagine, but it’s hard to imagine, that he came to church with the premeditated plan to kill black people. Also, this kind of terrorism makes one unsafe and afraid to be “free’ in this country.

Premeditated, cold-blooded, heartless, an act of terrorism, a crime without reason, how can anyone shoot people in a church, in prayer, in the act of serving God?praying_on_bible_red

There is so much hate, racism, prejudice, persecution and oppression in this country that one wonders how America fell to the bottom of hell in less than 400 years.

We, in this land of immigrants and kidnapped slaves, don’t have to love each other (although Jesus did say to love your neighbour as yourself), but can’t we show tolerance and respect for each other? Can’t we accept the neighbour who is different? God’s creation all!

Nine neighbours, friends, colleagues, worshippers, were buried this week because of their colour. That’s a sad commentary on a civilized society in the 21st Century. But then again, this country was built on racism and slave labour.

praying-hands-PencilThe white supremacists in the south lost their slave labour, and they cannot forgive those laws that denied them those rights. Also, they are not about to relinquish their confederate flag and their rights to apartheid.

These good Christians believe in racism, hate, prejudice, bigotry… Amen.

Wonder how Jesus feels about their beliefs.

 

 

Through out history, Christians have been the single most violent, Obraz 100most vicious, most corrupt people in the name of Christ. Jesus Christ must be very ashamed of and displeased with them.

In America, at the present time, when Christians commit crimes against Muslims (or Jews) they are defending First and Second Amendment Rights. They are not terrorists.

In Phoenix, Arizona on Friday night (5-29-15) holy Christians armed with guns and ammunition to kill, planned an attack on a mosque. After days of threats and words of war, they finally moved in on the mosque showing stupidity and with “intent” to kill. Crossman co2 air pistol

If they did not intend to kill why carry guns and WMD?

Prophet Mohammad (OWBP) has become the punching bag of holy and stupid Christian terrorists. Cartoons of this man – a descendant of Abraham, a cousin of Moses and Jesus – (Peace and Blessings on them all) are the norm to insult Islam and Muslims.

praying_on_bible_redIf Christians, really, truly believe in God, know their religion, read their Bible, and accept the Ten Commandments of God, then their words and actions would imitate those of their Prophet Jesus Christ.

How and why, in the name of God, would Jesus Christ want to save people who commit acts of terrorism from the fire of hell? Just because people call themselves Christians and pretend to believe means nothing. Christians have to believe and practice Christianity according to the Bible before God will grant them a place in heaven.

Christians worldwide, and especially those in America, who hide behind their Constitutional Rights need to rethink their present actions and analyze their history starting with the Crusades. They might learn that people who pretend to be Christians and commit holocausts, genocides, crusades and acts of terrorism are not Christians, but infidels.

One can not believe in God and his Prophet Jesus (PBOH) and commit these heinous crimes.church

For the Christians in Phoenix, Arizona who took up arms against innocent Muslims they have only shown their stupidity. They have exposed their evil hearts. They have shown how intolerant they are of people who are not white Christians.

Perhaps they are the real terrorists!

 

Muslims are not different from Jews or Christians. They all worship the same God. IMG_0318They all worship the God of Abraham, Moses and Jesus. They are not different from Hindus or Buddhists. They are all made with the same material. They bleed and die just like Jews, Christians, Hindus and Buddhists.

What sets Muslims apart from these people of other faiths and beliefs is not their religious beliefs, but the fact that Muslim lands (or sand) have unlimited natural resources which the western powers covet.

If there were no resources – oil, gas, mineral – in the Middle East, no imperialist / colonial power – USA, England, France – would look at them twice.DSC_0361

Islamophobia is spreading like wild fire around the world. (Australia just made new laws just for Muslims.) Islam is a religion – sent by God – just like Judaism or Christianity. Religion came to mankind to make people better people. Now Islam is being blamed for the actions of a few sinners who have crossed the line from Islam to infidel.DSCF4284

This world has over 1.5 billion Muslims. Perhaps a few thousand in the past 20 years – with American and European training, arms, and influence are bad. Is it fair to blame 1.5 billion Muslims for the sins of those few infidels?

We have bad Jews, bad Christians, bad Hindus, bad Buddhists, but we do not blame their religious affiliation for the sins their criminals commit.

The persecution of Muslims is not new. It started with the Crusades in the 12th Century. praying-hands-PencilShould we blame Christians and Jesus for the Crusaders’ persecution of the Jews, Christians and Muslims they slaughtered in Jerusalem? Should we blame Judaism and Moses for the Israeli persecution of the Palestinians?

Muslims are not the persecutors – they are the persecuted. And when you push a persecuted people against the wall and they can go no further they will retaliate. Self survival demands action, and the selfish courage to confront one’s oppressors is timeless, God-skyfor example South Africa recently, India in 1947.

Muslims are facing and fighting persecution and Islamophobia.

God saved Moses’ people. God saved Jesus. God will save the Muslims.

 

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