Friday, 28 November 2014

Final Round - And the 'Men'


Final Round - And the 'Men'


Final Round - And the 'Men'


Do you know what the man said when the King remarked, “I don’t believe that you have killed the lion with your bare hands”?

He quietly said: “What you believe is your fear!”

The kings always fear men of truth for they have a bond with God. Though, the lines above have been taken from an old movie which cannot match the moral standards of Islam, but still they cater to the truth which we aim to highlight here!


Men of ALLAH are special people. They try to live their lives in complete submission of their Creator. They do not desire wealth, fame or power and believe in a higher purpose of life. In the present situation concerning Pakistan, we might not necessarily see such beings in the ‘front’ which means either leading causes or presentations/debates on media, social campaigns or others. It might also be a reality that majority of people serving in Islamic institutes might not be men of ALLAH due to not having hearts with pure intentions or free from prejudice, jealousy or pride. Men of ALLAH are mostly hidden from the society and prefer anonymity. Who knows that our country is surviving only due to the prayers of such people?

They might be those whom society looks down upon or considers them useless. They might have few material possessions while their hearts are free of greed. They might not be the ones with any titles or social status. But they spend a lot of time in the remembrance of ALLAH (Zikr) and in helping people around them. Humility is their trademark with benevolence next to it. Though, men of faith function in different roles by assuming duties in society, but the men of ALLAH are from a different breed altogether. It is said that with their ‘power of dua’ they can protect the nation from imminent calamities. However, when the society as a whole repeatedly fails to acknowledge the message of ALLAH and rejects it, for how long can the prayers of men of ALLAH work?

Mr. Imran Khan is ready for the final round on Sunday, November, 30, 2014. Whether his campaign is justified or not, it is necessary to understand that his frequent statement with reference to the quote of one of the Khulfa-e-Rashideen, “Kufr ka nizaam tau qayam ra sakta hai, lekin zulm ka nizaam qayam nahi rah sakta” (godless system can stay but not one of tyranny) does not give a good feeling. He has uttered this quote so many times that we need to address it. By emphasizing on this quote, does he want to give the impression that a ‘Kufr ka nizaam’ (godless system) is about to follow next after a ‘Zulm ka nizaam’ (a system of tyranny)?




A call for a sit-in in Islamabad has been given with aggressive undertones. Imran Khan also has a lot of blind followers like some religious leaders. Though he has raised many valid points against the existing government but there is too much talk on changing the system and little on changing ourselves. If we call ourselves a Muslim society, then we need to abide by a few standards. We should remember that we need to bring the help of ALLAH on our side foremost. It is too late to discuss what has been going on in the sit-ins.

Some Qur’anic verses are given below

If only the people of the cities had had faith and feared, We would have opened up to them blessings from heaven and earth. But they denied the truth so We seized them for what they earned. (Surat al-A'raf: 96)

Allah has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors, and firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. "They worship Me, not associating anything with Me." Any who disbelieve after that, such people are deviators. (Surat an-Nur: 55)


Much earlier, a think-tank proposed Army-backed patriotic caretaker government of technocrats to put the country on the right track ultimately leading to model of Khilafat-e-Rashida. India has the largest democratic setup in the world, but it does not stop corrupt elements from assuming important roles in their assemblies.


In Pakistan, democracy is a sugar-coated dictatorship slave to imperial powers and UN, which is their institution.  Khilafat is a form of “benevolent dictatorship” which strictly works for the welfare of the nation without external meddling. 


ALLAH will also one day send a man who can be rightly suitable to serve as Khalifa. Before that, we have to believe in ALLAH and His supremacy besides promoting system of Khilafat. Let’s not be fooled or discouraged by some violent groups who try to hijack the concept of ‘Khilafat’ which is still our own niche!


Secular people can equally serve well in an Islamic system. They fear that clergy will take over the reins of government in an Islamic government. That is not true. Capable people with natural talents could be entrusted responsibilities in all departments whether they are secular or religious. There is no compulsion in religion regarding personal beliefs but at the state level, Islamic laws need to be implemented to bring ALLAH on our side. The ‘Khalifa’ of course has to be a person who is not only gifted with knowledge in affairs of Islam but is adept with the matters of world also.


Pakistan is ‘Madina-e-Sani’, the last frontier of the Ummah which is suffering from great chaos. Whether we can directly jump to the system of ‘Khilafat’ or bring in patriotic technocratic caretakers first is a question. We need not look towards any single liberating leader or group at the moment. It is the belief in the system which counts. Somewhere out there is a man capable of taking up the task of a worldly and spiritual leader in Sha ALLAH for Pakistan. We just need to strongly believe in ALLAH and His supremacy!



-      By S Roman Ahsan

Monday, 24 November 2014

SUNDAY TALK – 23 November, 2014 / 29 Muharram, 1436



SUNDAY TALK – 23 November, 2014 / 29 Muharram, 1436

Dear All,

Assalam-o-Alaikum!

If you are receiving these mails then it means you are special because these are not commercial mails prompting you to buy a physical product or service. This humble journey started in 2005 though the frequency and intensity varied at different times. The main objective was to identify, learn and reintroduce ‘True Islam’ in our lives even though many recipients might be better human beings and better Muslims compared to the sender. Still, we all need reminders. ‘True Islam’ is like a mirage in today’s world and all of us are lost, including me. It has been attacked by both internal and external forces leaving us confused. We cannot excuse ourselves also for our apathy and ignorance.

Majority of the people in Pakistan (whether educated or illiterate) are inclined towards traditional Islam or are neutral. Only a small percentage of Pakistanis who are in the media and some non-governmental organizations, are consciously or subconsciously working against Islam posing serious threats. And the corporate world of Pakistan with its cut-throat competition and progressive systems at par with the business sectors of the West has its own religion. People fail to distinguish between right and wrong while being part of it and their goals become more and more materialistic. Due to the phenomenon of annual appraisals (in some companies bi-annual), everyone is in a rat race to beat his or her opponent to earn greater share in increment, whether through fair or unfair practices. Many lose their religion in that pursuit. Needless to say, the extent of corruption in local businesses cannot be ignored also due to dominance of crooked ways and procedures. Let’s recall from Qur’an: “Your wealth and your children are but a trial, and Allah has with Him a great reward.” – (Surat At-Taghābun: 15).

Have you not noticed that wars, poverty, oppression, treachery and diabolic traditions have multiplied all over the world in the last few centuries? We have been living in a ‘free’ world, haven’t we? Visual Entertainment has become very cheap owing to the prevalence of ‘free media’, Internet and mobile phones. Has this made our lives easier or free of threats? We are more prone to dangers than we were ever before. The actual forces behind all the chaos of the world have made us believed that Islam (or Radical Islam) is responsible for everything. What an irony!

‘Talk is cheap’ you will say, but realization is the first step. ‘They’ have succeeded in indoctrinating us that Islamic concepts are orthodox, impractical and dangerous while they continue to wage one war after another upon us. We are not just one country but we are part of one Ummah.  



The word 'Islam' conjures up images of Maulvis or Mullahs in our minds. A favourite habit is to call any person who talks about Islam, ‘Maulvi’. And then we call ourselves educated! Good and bad people are everywhere, but here our logic fails us!

My friends, I request you to recognize the inherent jewels of Islam. Save yourself from propaganda against Islam, Muslims and Muslim world by the funded think-tanks, foreign and local. Read Qur’an with translation yourself, also good books on Islam and listen to different senior scholars in your free time. You will realize what you have been missing. 

I end this message with a file attachment. Kindly download and save it in your system.

FILE ATTACHMENT:

A recent issue of “Nida-e-Khilafat” from Dr. Israr’s Qur’an Academy (pdf file)

Check the DOWNLOAD tab on top left corner.


May ALLAH be with us – Aameen.


Regards – S Roman Ahsan.

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Hijab Culture - Where is it heading?




Where is the Hijab Culture Heading?

[BEING SHARED AS RECEIVED - NOT TO PROMOTE ANY GROUP]


Where is the Hijab Culture Heading?

It is undeniable that numerous Muslim sisters in various walks of life have begun to wear the hijab.  Not only in Malaysia, but in neighboring countries such as in Southern Thailand and Indonesia, more women are starting to wear the hijab. According to statistics, more than 70% of Muslim women in Malaysia consistently wear the headscarf. This is surely a positive phenomenon among Muslim women. Not only that, many Muslim women celebrities are also consistently wearing the hijab even during acting or singing. This is an indication that Muslim 
women are becoming more conscious and aware of the obligation to cover their awrah.

To attract youngsters in particular to wear a headscarf, a variety of fashions for the hijab have been created and designed in order for them to not be seen as old-fashioned. This phenomenon has resulted in several hijab styles booming the market and these are considered the latest fashion trends. It began to initiate after the organization of the Islamic Fashion Festival in Malaysia. The festival, run by Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor, wife of Prime Minister of Malaysia, was held at the Sporting Club, Monte Carlo on August 9, 2010. Rosmah delivered a speech at this festival where among her words were, "This Malaysian-Inspired festival has made the journey of a thousand miles here to Monaco. As Patron of the IFF, I am most honoured and privileged to be here in Monaco, an international capital of luxury fashion that has inspired the creations of many fashion designers around the world." The year 2014 has also seen the organization of several hijab festivals. Among them were the World Hijab Festival
Malaysia 2014 (19-20 April) and the Kuala Lumpur International Hijab Fair (13-15 June). Various fashion styles were displayed with the premise that Muslim women can still appear stylish and beautiful even though their whole body is covered up.

In addition, there is also a type of fashion where Muslim women wear the hijab but with tight clothing. This is popular in countries such as Indonesia. However, after receiving objection from various parties such as the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), this fashion is now being rejected in the country. Unfortunately, recently this fashion has spread to Malaysia and hence influenced the adolescents there.

What is worrying is the fact that wearing the hijab has now merely become a fashion item to be displayed and seen as beautiful. This is evident from the hijab fashion shows which are similar to other fashion modelling shows. Wearing the hijab for some is no longer accompanied by a feeling of devotion to God Almighty. This is a trap set by the Kuffar in misleading and distorting Muslims from the right path. They have planned countless tricks so that this Ummah becomes diverted and unaware of the actual Shariah laws.

The beauty myths that linger until this day are nothing but propaganda of the Western Capitalists to pursue their Capitalist agenda. For capitalism, the end justifies the means, regardless of the method and way, as long as the end results generate profit, it is allowed. Even women are made as objects to be displayed and boost the sale of products. Capitalism created beauty as a symbol of self-confidence, progress and modernity. Thus, in line with that perception, the capitalist devotees introduced the ‘Muslim women image’ to meet the requirements of instincts and religion. They promoted the idea that Muslim women could beautify themselves publically and keep up with the latest fashion trends while also covering their heads.

The rising numbers of Muslim women and girls adopting the hijab is indeed a positive phenomenon. However, unfortunately the understanding of the Shariah rules regarding covering of the awrah and the public dress of the woman has been misled. It is compulsory for a Muslim to carry out all of his/her actions only for the sake of Allah (swt) and in complete accordance to His proscriptions, because the true purpose of life is to worship Him (swt). Allah Almighty says:

﴿وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ﴾

“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” [TMQ Adh-Dhaariyat: 56]

Covering the awrah is part of worship because of abiding to Allah’s orders. This is a form of obedience to God. Therefore, when the Command of God to cover a women’s body except her hands and face is clearly stated, a Muslim is not entitled to argue, look for other alternatives, invent, or distort the purpose or detail of this order.

Thus, for the perfection of this act of worship, Muslim women must know the correct way of covering the awrah as commanded by Allah (swt), the types of clothing that are acceptable according to the Islamic texts, and the purpose of covering the awrah such that the execution of this compulsory order is not distorted.

Allah (swt) has specified in Surah An-Nur a list of limited people whom the woman is allowed to reveal parts of her body beyond her face and hands:

﴿وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ
بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَى جُيُوبِهِنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا
لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَائِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ
أَبْنَائِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ
بَنِي إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِي أَخَوَاتِهِنَّ أَوْ نِسَائِهِنَّ أَوْ
مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُنَّ أَوِ التَّابِعِينَ غَيْرِ أُوْلِي
الْإِرْبَةِ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ أَوِ الطِّفْلِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يَظْهَرُوا
عَلَى عَوْرَاتِ النِّسَاءِ وَلَا يَضْرِبْنَ بِأَرْجُلِهِنَّ لِيُعْلَمَ
مَا يُخْفِينَ مِن زِينَتِهِنَّ وَتُوبُوا إِلَى اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا
أَيُّهَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ﴾

“They should not show their Zeenah (charms) in public beyond what may (decently) be apparent thereof; hence let them draw their head-coverings (khumur) over their necks and juyub. And let them not display (more of) their charms to any but their husbands, their fathers, their husbands fathers, their sons, their husbands sons, their brothers, their brothers’ sons, their sisters’ sons, their womenfolk, their concubines, such male attendants as are beyond all
sexual desire, or children that are as yet unaware of women’s nakedness; and let them not swing their legs (in walking) so as to draw attention to their hidden charms.” [An-Nur: 31]

A women’s awrah therefore is her entire body except her face and hands. Her neck and hair is awrah in front of an ajnabi man (non-mahram (a man to whom marriage is permitted)), even a strand of hair. In other words, she has to cover herself from head to toe except for her face and hands. This is in line with Allah’s order in his Holy
Quran:

﴿وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا﴾

“...not show their Zeenah (charms) in public beyond what may (decently) be apparent thereof.” [An-Nur: 31]

Other evidence which indicates that the whole of a woman's body is awrah except for her face and two hands is the Prophet (saw)’s saying,

«إِذَا عَرَكَتِ الْمَرْأَة لَمْ يَحِلّ لَهَا أَنْ تُظْهِر إِلَّا
وَجْههَا، وَإِلَّا مَا دُون هَذَا»، وَقَبَضَ عَلَى ذِرَاع نَفْسه،
فَتَرَكَ بَيْن قَبْضَته وَبَيْن الْكَفّ مِثْل قَبْضَة أُخْرَى .

 “When a young girl begins to menstruate, it is not correct that anything should be seen of her except her face and hands up to the wrist.”

Islam has also obligated for the woman a public dress code which is the khimar (headscarf that covers the hair, neck, and the opening of the garment on the chest) and the jilbab (a one piece outer garment
that covers her home clothes, is loose, and drapes down to the floor). 

Allah (swt) says in Surah Al-Ahzab,

﴿يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّبِىُّ قُل لِّأَزۡوَٲجِكَ وَبَنَاتِكَ وَنِسَآءِ
ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ يُدۡنِينَ عَلَيۡہِنَّ مِن جَلَـٰبِيبِهِنَّۚ﴾

“Oh Prophet! Tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to draw their cloaks (Jalabeeb) all over their bodies.” [TMQ Al-Ahzab: 59]

In addition, Islam has prohibited the concept of ‘tabarruj’ – the beautification of the woman in the presence of non-mahrem. This includes the wearing of make-up or tight clothes that reveal the shape of the body. Allah (swt) says in Surah Ahzab,

﴿وَلَا تَبَرَّجۡنَ تَبَرُّجَ ٱلۡجَـٰهِلِيَّةِ ٱلۡأُولَىٰۖ﴾

 “...and do not keep exhibiting your beauty and decorations like what used to happen in the Jahiliyyah period (before Islam).” [Ahzab: 33]

And Allah (swt) also says,

﴿وَالْقَوَاعِدُ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ اللَّاتِي لَا يَرْجُونَ نِكَاحًا
فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَن يَضَعْنَ ثِيَابَهُنَّ غَيْرَ
مُتَبَرِّجَاتٍ بِزِينَةٍ وَأَن يَسْتَعْفِفْنَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُنَّ
وَاللَّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ﴾

“And women of post-menstrual age who have no desire for marriage - there is no blame upon them for putting aside their outer garments [but] not displaying adornment. But to modestly refrain [from that] is better for them. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing.” [An-Nur: 60].

This verse states that a women who has reached beyond menopause is prohibited from showing her adornment which is tabarruj.  So a young lady, who has not yet reached menopause is definitely constrained by the same prohibition.

Apart from making sure her clothes are not transparent or tight and that she is not wearing jewelry that attracts non-mahrem men, she is also not allowed to go out while wearing perfume that can be smelt by passersby. The Prophet (saw) said,

«أيما امرأة استعطرت فمرت على قوم ليجدوا من ريحها فهي زانية»

"Any woman who wears perfume then passes the crowd in order for it to be smelled by the crowd, she is considered committing adultery." [Hadith of Abu Musa al-Ash'ari]

Indeed, every Muslim woman should be aware of her responsibilities in abiding to the Orders and Prohibitions of Allah (swt). It is important to also know that a women’s awrah is not just her hair but her entire body except her face and hands. As Muslim women, we must understand fully the detailed requirements of the dress-code defined by the Shariah and obligated by our Creator (swt), as well as the prohibition of tabarruj. Ultimately, covering the awrah and the dress of the Muslim woman must be based upon faith (iman) and obedience (taqwa) to Allah (swt) alone. It must be aimed solely at securing Allah (swt)’s Pleasure and not on the basis of human rights or beauty.

Written for The Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir 

by

Sumayyah Amar

Member of the Central Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tampering with Ahadith

"TAMPERING" WITH AHADITH:

 In the period of Early Islam, the Muslims were very keen about following the message of Allah and His Rasool (s.a.w.w.) compared to today. The influence of the teachings of Prophet (pbuh) was so great that it empowered them in all disciplines of life. Science and technology had not yet spread its tentacles and the early Muslims spent their time reviving the jewels of Islam which include Qur'anic teachings and the words of Prophet (pbuh) himself. If there has been some "tampering" with Ahadith during the British era, then we should remember that great efforts have also been made from time to time to meet those challenges and confront them. It's a matter of faith but there are scholars on the payroll of Satan who are trying to lead Muslims astray from true Islam with their version of an EASY ISLAM in which they have allowed music also and mostly those Muslims who are too impressed by the West with little cultural and religious resonance, have fallen victim to them.

- S Roman Ahsan.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Arrival of Leader


ARRIVAL OF LEADER - MARD-E-KAAMIL

MESSAGE FROM SYED ZAID ZAMAN HAMID - https://www.facebook.com/syedzaidzamanhamid

Understand the wisdom of Allah (swt). For every age and crisis, Allah sends a special person. Today, we live in times of wars and Jihad. The leader will be sent by Allah (swt) to lead this nation. Sabr ! This leader will NOT come through democracy but through the tests of fire and sword ! The tests are upon us now. The leader cannot be far behind...


Sunday, 16 November 2014

Obituary - Raja Mujtaba



OBITUARY - MR. RAJA MUJTABA


Very sad to learn that Mr. Raja Mujtaba, the founder of think tank OPINION MAKER - http://www.opinion-maker.org/ has passed away. I met him in early 2013 in a one-on-one meeting at a venue in Lahore and he was a very patriotic Pakistani and one of the few sincere people in Pakistan. Inna-Lilla-Hey-Wa-Inna-ilaihay-Rajayoon - One of my articles was also published on his site. May ALLAH grant him eternal peace in his final abode and may his efforts serve as lessons for all of us - Aameen.


- S Roman Ahsan.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Tribute to Iqbal (ra) - Nov. 09, 2014



TRIBUTE TO IQBAL (ra) – Nov. 09, 2014

Assalam-o-Alaikum!


As a Pakistani nation which is part of Muslim Ummah, we cannot “Rise” without Iqbal’s (ra) philosophies and many Islamic scholars of our region also recognize that. Due to failed internet connection for three days, this tribute couldn’t be paid earlier on the right occasion. Below please find some couplets from Iqbal (ra), followed by video links with views by some prominent personalities of Pakistan. It is strongly urged that you go through these videos as they address some challenges we are facing as a nation today:

اس قوم کو شمشير کی حاجت نہيں رہتی
ہو جس کے جوانوں کی خودی صورت فولاد
کافر ہے مسلماں تو نہ شاہي نہ فقيري
مومن ہے تو کرتا ہے فقيري ميں بھي شاہي
کافر ہے تو شمشير پہ کرتا ہے بھروسا
مومن ہے تو بے تيغ بھي لڑتا ہے سپاہي
کافر ہے تو ہے تابع تقدير مسلماں
مومن ہے تو وہ آپ ہے تقدير الہي

VIDEOS – VIEWS FROM SOME PROMINENT PERSONALITIES IN PAKISTAN ON IQBAL:

1-   Inspirational message from Maulana Tariq Jameel about Allama Iqbal


2-   Zaid Hamid about Allama Iqbal


3-   Why Imran Khan Loves Allama Iqbal (Being shared without any political affiliation and not to promote PTI) – However, it is feared that Imran Sahab has not understood the message of Iqbal clearly, still at least he is inspired by him and pays homage to the great Muslim philosopher…


4-   Lastly, listen to Hassan Nisar’s Insulting and Abusive Remarks About Allama Muhammad Iqbal – Qur’an o hadees remain priority but this man is always spitting venom against Islamic philosophies and our heroes from the past…


Friday, 14 November 2014

Death penalty & educating the masses


DEATH PENALTY AND THE QUESTION OF EDUCATING THE MASSES:
An eye for an eye is given in Islam then who are we to debate the question of death penalty in Pakistan? Not a single terrorist has been hanged in Pakistan, can we imagine how this is giving free hand to terrorists? Secondly, compulsory education should be given to each and every child (male or female) in Pakistan, but that cannot stop people from killing each other. Is Obama not highly educated? What about George Bush Senior who first let Iraq invade Kuwait and then let the US Air force bomb Iraq in 1991 in which so many civilians lost their lives. Afterwards US imposed multiple sanctions on Iraq and the civilians were the most affected due to that. Child mortality rate increased (doubled or tripled) in the coming years due to the impact of those sanctions and the effects were felt till 2000 or so. In the 1980s, US supported the same regime of Saddam against Iran and even provided biological weapons and dangerous chemicals to Iraq against Iran. And US government administration comprises of well-educated if not highly-educated individuals.

- S Roman Ahsan.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Future leader of Pakistan - Mard-e-Kaamil


Future of Pakistan by Sufi Barkat Ali - Exact time is not being predicted but 'Ahl-e-Nazar' can see few things as granted a vision by Almighty ALLAH - The coming leader in Sha ALLAH will not be any of the political leaders or anyone we see today (The sign of ISI is not what we want to promote)...


Christian couple deserved to live



CHRISTIAN COUPLE DESERVED TO LIVE


A young Christian man and his wife who had dreams of a fancy life like all human beings were burnt alive in a brick kiln in Lahore near Kot Radha Kishan. Whatever the reason burning a human being alive is a hideous and barbaric act. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has forbidden it very clearly.  According to a hadith punishing someone with fire is only the right of Almighty Allah (swt). This is not the first time that an act of violence against minorities has happened in Pakistan. Earlier also there have been many such cases when Non-Muslims have been ruthlessly killed. The responsibility does not lie with the killers alone but the government, justice courts, political parties and media are also responsible.

The ruling government is primarily responsible for providing protection to all people whether they subscribe to any religion. To conceal its failure, the government firstly condemns such acts, and then declares intolerance and extremism as the major reasons for their occurrence. Afterwards it orders an inquiry into the case and announces an amount for the affected families. Then the government resumes silence till another such barbaric act occurs in the society.

Justice courts are unable to do anything concrete in spite of taking notice sometimes. Political parties condemn such acts in very strong words but fail to take any practical step to stop them. Media channels report such atrocities by blowing them out of proportions at first and then invite some so-called intellectuals and analysts to discuss the reasons for such acts and to find the solutions to eradicate them. Unfortunately, the members of society still remain victim of intolerance and extremism because instead of taking solutions from Islam, endless discussions erupt without subscribing to the ultimate truth!

In the 1300 period of Islam when Islamic Shariah remained implemented, such a horrific act with Non-Muslims never happened. On the contrary, there was complete freedom for the Non-Muslims to live their lives according to their faith and they were granted full rights. But the current secular democratic governments not only in Pakistan but the entire world are unable to provide security to the minorities because only the system imparted by Allah (swt) is the solution to all issues. Only a Khalifa can provide protection to the minorities by implementing Islamic Shariah as he will know that he is accountable to Almighty Allah (swt) on Judgment Day for everything.

People who malign Islam and Pakistan due to such acts of violence against Non-Muslims forget that ever since the inception of Pakistan, a true Islamic Shariah system has never been implemented in its entirety so far!


Rasool Allah (Sal-Allahu-Alaihi-Wa-Alaihi-Wassallam) said (the meaning of which is): “Anyone who kills a ‘zimmi’ (A Non-Muslim who lives in a Muslim state and pays ‘jizya’) will not even have access to the fragrance of Jannah though its fragrance can come across from a distance of 40 years.” – (Al-Bukhari)

The meaning of another hadith is: “Anyone who kills a ‘zimmi’, Almighty Allah will forbid Jannah for him.” – (Sunan Abu-Dawood)


-      S Roman Ahsan

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

EXPOSING Mahmood Khan Achakzai (Politician)


EXPOSING Mahmood Khan Achakzai (Politician):

An Urdu article by Mr. Munir Ahmad Baloch below – Summary points in English are given above first:

SUMMARY POINTS:

§  Visit of Mahmood Khan Achakzai to Afghanistan with secret motives
§  Achakzai had a long secret meeting with Hamid Karzai (ex-President)
§  The outcome of that meeting was that afterwards Karzai gave the title of “the biggest terrorist” to Pakistan’s ISI in the session of Afghan National Security Council which he himself was heading
§  A report was also under discussion in the same session in which Pakistan’s agencies were held responsible for terrorist activities in Afghanistan
§  Hamid Karzai kept praising India by calling it as the best friend for Afghanistan in a departure ceremony held in his honur also while he kept throwing allegations on Pakistan
§  Perhaps Karzai and Afghan National Security Council have forgotten about the report prepared by John F Sopko, the Special Inspector General for development in Afghanistan.
§  The report discloses that the high-tech weapons, spying and military equipment provided by USA to Afghan National Security Forces have been lost and cannot be found.
§  Those in authority in Afghan government, National security forces and the US secret agency of the country are under inquiry – but it has come out that apart from the weapons the US vehicles equipped with latest gadgets for operation against Taliban are also missing
§  When the Americans checked their record about the material lying with US forces, the following details were revealed:

o   US forces had 83362 Klashinkovs and only 178 were used only
o   They had 24241 RPX Machine guns but 9345 were used only
o   They had 18322 grenade launchers but 4838 were used only
o   They had 18020 Russian PKM Machine guns but 15302 were used only
o   They had 11710 (12 guage) shotguns but 9846 were used only
o   They had 8242 RPG-7 Anti-Tank guns but 5019 were used only
o   They had 1161 M4 Rifles but 621 were used only

§  Read the column to understand how Karzai and Achakzai conspired – Karzai and close ally of Afganistan, India distributed all that modern and latest weaponry through agencies amongst the militant groups in FATA and Baluchistan – and behind that planning are Karzai and Achakzai
§  The second stage of that plan is to keep Pakistan Army engaged for a long time on Western borders
§  Pakistan’s security forces were puzzled to see signs of presence of latest arms and weapons with every group of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan as they checked the firing shots from their side in Swat and Loidair – this is after discovering the same in Northern and Southern Waziristan.

§  Pakistan’s security forces were investigating that when Pakistan’s security forces had destroyed much of the ammunition depots of TTP then how and where are they suddenly getting latest US weapons?

Just a few days back news were flashed in the media that a huge cache of arms & ammunition, worth 120 m, had been captured from a house in Quetta. Shahzain Bugti claimed his house had been raided in his absence. Local Security establishment claimed it was recovered from a house next to his. Next day US ambassador had a meeting with our Interior Minister. There is a complete black-out of the news ever since. Quite intriguing. Read this column and see if it explains. CNU






Monday, 3 November 2014

* - FOLLOW HIM - * - 10 Muharram, 1436





* - FOLLOW HIM - * - 10 Muharram, 1436


-       Some attached images also and note starts after message below:

Fasting on 9th and 10th Muharram OR 10th and 11th Muharram, expiates (removes) the 'sagheera' sins of the previous year, according to sayings of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The Jews used to fast on 10th Muharram only, so Muslims have been asked to fast on two days in order to be different from them. But we should also endeavor to lead our lives according to the teachings of Islam on overall basis, that is most important.

* - FOLLOW HIM - * - 10 Muharram, 1436

10th Muharram arrives again and reminds us about some forgotten lessons. It is a day when we should in fact pledge our allegiance to uphold the sanctity of true Islam and to defend its image by ‘striving’ to be good Muslims and good human beings all through the year. Being a good human is in fact part of being a good Muslim but some religious people are not aware of that thus imparting a negative image to Islam. Pride can creep in also and destroy our faith hence humility is the best choice for us. Some religious activists who work on big scales sometimes pass comments like “I am working literally alone….” which is very disappointing and they are not aware themselves of what they are doing!

Islam is Islam, it is neither Sunni nor Shia. Whether we attach RA or AS with Imam Hussain’s name, both are used as a measure of respect but some people like to raise concerns over that. The real question is, should we mourn over Hussain (ra) or should we follow Hussain (ra)? Holy Qur’an is the same for all so at least Muslims should try to understand and value its teachings. However, some people neglect Qur’anic teachings but are very touchy about Islamic personalities of the bygone era who were themselves very keen about following the message of Allah and His Prophet (Sal-Allahu Alaihi Wa-alaihi Wassallam) compared to sinners like us.

There is a story I want to relate also today. It is about someone I have personally known all my life and he is an year elder to me. The man moved to USA from Pakistan and Allah (swt) granted him success in his chosen field. He proudly exclaimed some years back that he has two BMWs as he rose higher in his career. He got married and Allah blessed him with a beautiful son. His parents also go around telling people that their son is General Manager in a Multinational firm in USA. Everything is going well for him seemingly but wait. In spite of having a fulfilling career and marital life, he is addicted to porn as he shared with me. And he is not ashamed of that. I tried to talk him out of it through our Facebook chat and told him that what he is doing is absolutely wrong but he started abusing me instead. I shared the following Qur’anic verse with him also recently in good intention and told him that the final judge is the Almighty so it is better if we reorient our ways: “Allah has set a seal upon their hearts and upon their hearing, and over their vision is a veil. And for them is a great punishment.” – The Holy Qur’an (2:7).

Allah knows best but hearts are sealed due to constant sinning (and not repenting afterwards), not knowing what is sin and what is not, not making efforts to understand the spirit of Islam, refuting people of faith and submitting to ‘Nafs’.

The above topic is something we don’t discuss openly but considering the challenges of current times, we need to address it as well in an appropriate manner. He is the same man also who defends Israel and USA and lays all blame on Afghan Taliban for the global events after 9/11. Even though we cannot be sure about the different groups currently engaged in armed struggle against NATO forces in Afghanistan, but the fact remains that the group which was there in Afghanistan around 9/11, was righteous. Again, we should not ignore Yvonne Ridley’s story of conversion to Islam due to the benevolence of those Muslims in Afghanistan.

LASTLY A MESSAGE (AND CHECK THE ATTACHED IMAGES ALSO): Though terrorist groups like ISIS and TTP have hijacked the concept of Islamic State, but the Islamic State is not a dream, nor is it a figment of the imagination, for it had dominated and influenced history for more than thirteen hundred years. It is a reality, it has always been and always will be. The vital elements of its existence are far greater than can be ignored or fought against by anything or anyone. The enlightened people have adopted it and it is the wish of the Ummah which is eager for the return of the glory of Islam. The Islamic State is not a desire that one aims to satisfy but an obligation that Allah has decreed for the Muslims and commanded them to fulfill. He warned of the punishment awaiting those who neglect this duty and promised reward to those who pursue this duty.


-       S Roman Ahsan.