The 16-minute film titled “FITNA”

The hot topic for the last few months in Islamic world, is the release of 16-minute film — titled “Fitna” by Dutch politician Geert Wilders.

I just watched the controversial film Fitna on net ,which is a shocking film as it cited Qoran verses (misinterpreted) and displayed terror attacks such as the Sept. 11, 2001 and London bombing committed by those who claimed to represent Islam.

This is an anti-Koran film, which matches graphic images of terrorist attacks and death threats against Jews by Muslim extremists with misinterpreted verses of the Muslim holy book.

Mr. Wilders, a member of the Dutch Parliament and the leader of an anti-Islam political party, said his intention with the film was to warn the West about a religion he viewed as dangerous and intolerant and to stop what he called the Islamization of the Netherlands and other Western societies.

I do not know How long will the Muslims keep on nagging to the world about their sufferings? Our problem is that we , protest just to show the world what is wrong going on with us but rarely think ,how to stop all such things.

It is clear that Mr. Wilders, the leader of an anti-Islam political party fear about Islamization of the Netherlands and other Western societies. That is why he made a film to spoil image of Islam , holy Quran and Messenger of islam Muhammad (s.a.w) by misusing verses of Holy Quran and some anti humanity activities of few organizations and political leaders.

The question also comes in or mind Why do the Jews have so much influence over world’s opinion? Have they bought every western politician, Film makers, newspapers and TV channels?

The fact is The Jews don’t have a crowd of 140 billion across the globe like muslims.

In one of the interview Wilders said ‘I believe that our culture is far better than the Islamic culture,” When pressed on what he meant by “better,” Wilders replied, “Well, we have a separation of church and state, we treat women equally.”

They speak open lies and world believe otherwise we all know how the western world treat women?

Why we sit silent and our ulema also do not answer them and expose their lies?

This also reflects that our religion still has a lot of homeworks to do to convey the message that Islam is peace.

Do you not think!

It is time for the Muslims should become a united powerful political force through their economic power. It is time for the Muslims to learn from the Jews, how to fight for their cause and emerge a winner.

Let the Muslims too come out with their own films promoting peace. Let a writer pen down a story of an American soldier in Gulf interacting with Islamic values and returning US as a Muslim. Why not a story about an alcoholic westerner whose family is shattered into pieces and Islam brings them back together? A good emotional story revolving around a madarasa can also be a good way of showing the world the peaceful Islamic culture.

So brothers and sisters sink deeper into media and grab careers out of it presenting Islam in media is the best thing one can do today in the age of publicity. If you cant then sponsor some one who is willing to. Conduct writing workshops or sponsor them in your Tablighi organisations. Hire a professional journalist to train your participants. Boycott all Dutch Products 1.6 Billion Muslims could Slap Dutch Economy. Look what the Qur’aan has to say about it

” Help each other in Birr and taqwa but not in sins and transgressions ”

Now its time to join our hands together as Muslims and
Remember ,Allah Might Ask you on the Day of Judgment

What did you do ?

The Movie maker had misinterpreted vers 60 in Sura 8 and also ignored the
next vers number 61 which contains very important exception to the meaning.

See This Image Of Fitna film

And see what message the original vers is giving.

in the same way they misinterpreted other verses of holy Quran.

Those verses are :-

8 Al-Anfal (De Buit) 60
4 An-Nisa (De Vrouwen) 56
47 Muhammad (Mohammed) 4
4 An-Nisa (De Vrouwen) 89
8 Al-Anfal (De Buit) 39

The fact is in Holy Quran :THE DISBELIEVERS :(109) (al-kafirun)

Very clearly explained how to treat disbelievrs

In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful

(Muhammad), tell the disbelievers, (109:1)

“I do not worship what you worship, (2)

nor do you worship what I worship (3)

I have not been worshipping what you worshipped, (4)

nor will you worship what I shall worship (5).

You follow your religion and I follow mine (6).

Islam is uncompromisingly a law of peace and a religion of mercy. Only he who is ignorant of its teachings, hostile to its system, or is arrogant enough not to accept clear evidence, will dispute this fact.
The word Islam is itself derived from the word peace (i.e. salaam). And Muslim is the best description of those who believe in this religion:

‘It is the religion of your father Abraham. It is He (Allah) Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (the Qur’an), that the Messenger be a witness over you and you be a witness over mankind!’

No religious law or social system has encouraged the establishment of peace in the same way that Islam has done, for Islam has ordered the practise of this great virtue through respect and self-restraint even at the most testing of times such as Hajj (pilgrimage). During this sacred time, a pilgrim is strictly prohibited from cutting his nails, shortening his hair, destroying a tree, killing an animal or harming anyone in any way, even if he shall find the killer of his father he is not permitted to hurt him at all:

WI request all those who are reading my this post , to see messages of Holy Quran and THINK, Why FILMA MAKER OF FITNA NEGLECTED THESE VERSES?

There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path.’(Surat-al-Baqarah (2), ayah 256)
But if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and (put your) trust in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.’

(Surat-al-Anfal (8), ayah 61)

If they (the unbelievers) propose peace, accept it and trust in God. God is All-hearing and All-knowing (8:61)

I would also like to add Beyond Fitna Movie here which is also an eye opener and expose lies of Fitna film.

The Iranian NGO named NGO of Islam and Christianity has made a Movie replying Fitna. You can download Beyond Fitna in these links:

The low quality version:

www.ngoic.com/films/beyond fitna.wmv (8.5 MB)

The medium quality version:

www.ngoic.com/files/Block/BeyondFitna.wmv (28 MB)

The 3GP version:

www.ngoic.com/files/Block/BeyondFitna.zip (10 MB)

And you can watch them in the NGO website: www.ngoic.com


wassalam

BY admin

http://www.alqaem.org

Was the heart of your brother with us?

http://www.alqaim.info/unity/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/jang-jamal_en.jpgThe Battle of Camel (Jamal) was the first war declared against Imam Ali (AS) in Basra in year 36/656 after people appointed Ali as their leader of the Muslim community.

When Allah gave him (Amir al-mu’minin) victory over the enemy at the Battle of Jamal one of his comrades said on that occasion, “I wish my brother so-and-so had been present and he too would have seen what success and victory Allah had given you,” whereupon Amir al-mu’minin said:

“Did your brother hold me friend?”

He said: “Yes,”

Then Amir al-mu’minin said:

In that case he was with us. Rather in this army of ours even those persons were also present who are still in the loins of men and wombs of women. Shortly, time will bring them out and faith will get strength through them.

Note: If a person falls short in his actions despite means and equipment, this would be indicative of the weakness of his will. But if there is an impediment in the way of action or his life comes to an end as a result of which his action remains incomplete, then in that case Allah would not deprive him of the reward on the basis that actions are judged by intention. Since his intention in any case was to perform the action, therefore he should deserve reward to some extent.

In the case of action, there may be absence of reward because action can involve show or pretence but intention is hidden in the depth of heart. It can have not a jot of show or affectation. The intention would remain at the same level of frankness, truth, perfection and correctness where it is, even though there may be no action due to some impediment. Even if there is no occasion for forming intention but there is passion and zeal in the heart, a man would deserve reward on the basis of his heart’s feelings. This is to what Amir al-mu’minin has alluded in this sermon, namely that “If your brother loved me he would share the reward with those who secured martyrdom for our support.”

Nahjul balagha Sermon12

Culture Versus Islam

Culture Versus Islam

This is an interesting article which addresses a major problem in most Muslim communities. Although it has been written specifically for Malay Muslims, just replace the word Malay in this article, with say, Bengali or Indian or Pakistani and you will get an article fit for any culture. The author is a Malay who wrote this letter to members in his immediate community. – ITMR WebmasterIslam is a religion. But, to many Malays, Islam is a culture. It is a practice handed down by their fathers, and their father’s father before that. It is something they do out of habit rather than out of the education they have received. That is why the converts or the “Born Again Muslims”, if I may be permitted to use this phrase, make better Muslims.

Converts learn the religion from scratch and throw away their old beliefs on becoming Muslims. The Born Again Muslims re-learn the religion and are able to differentiate between Islam and the Malay Adat, and are brave enough to reject what is unIslamic though they run the risk of being branded fanatics.

The majority of Malay Muslims confuse between what is religion and what is culture. They take both as one and the same and, on many an occasion, practice religion as if it was part of the Malay culture, or adopt some of the old cultures thinking they are doing an Islamic thing.

Sometimes even the culture over-rides religion and they rush out to implement a cultural practice as if it would be unIslamic in not doing so. Culture takes precedence over everything else and, if they miss one or two obligations in Islam, like praying or fasting, it does not matter as long as that so called “adat” has been safely implemented.

For example, they would spend hours dressing up a bride for a wedding ceremony. Never mind that the
bride has to miss her Maghrib prayers because of this. Allowing her to do her Maghrib prayers would mean the preparations would be interrupted or delayed, not to mention her hair, which had been carefully set at great expense of time and money, would get all messed up.

The house would need to be cleaned and everything would need to be nicely set up in preparation for Eid/Hari Raya. This would mean they would have to miss the last day of fasting or else there would be no energy left for the great task ahead of them. Impressing the guests who would be visiting for Eid/Hari Raya is more important that fasting.

Is it not a Malay proverb which says, “Biar mati anak, jangan mati adat”? In other words, culture is so important that they would sacrifice their child as long as the culture is protected. They would not sacrifice for Islam.

How did this come about? Islam is very specific and explicit. Islam is the ultimate and everything else comes later. How could, therefore, culture stand between the Muslim and his religion? Even more important, how could the Malay get so confused that he could not differentiate between religion and culture and allow himself to practice Islam his way; religion as a culture.

Malays were Hindus long before they became Muslims. In fact, a good part of Indonesia, where the Malaysian Malays originally came from, is still Hindu. Even in those parts of Indonesia which have become predominantly Muslim, you can still see the remains of the Hindu religion and many of their dances and so on still retain this culture to a certain extent.

The Malay Sultans of early Melaka had Sanskrit names, proof of the Hindu influence. They became Muslims not through the influence of the Arabs, but through the influence of the Indian merchants who came to Melaka to trade.

That is why our brand of Islam is the same as in India and we find some differences when comparing our practices to that of the Middle Eastern Muslims.

The nation at that time owed their loyalty to the Sultans. When the Sultans converted to Islam the nation followed suit without any questions asked. They became Muslims due to the tradition of loyalty to the Sultans rather than because they were committed to the religion.

Here alone was reason enough for the weak following of the religious principles. The people were just doing what the Sultan asked. The old cultures and traditions were retained and practiced side-by-side with Islam. The early Malay Muslims were one confused lot of people and, to some extent, this confusion still remains.

In fact, you can still see aspects of Hindu culture in our so-called “Islamic” practices. Take the lighting of lanterns on the last seven nights before the end of Ramadan. This is modelled after the Hindu religious celebration of Deepavali, the festival of the lights.

What about the wedding ceremony mentioned earlier? Very much a Hindu practice where the bride and bridegroom sit on a stage so the world can see them see and to receive the blessings of the crowd who sprinkle scented water and flowers on them.

Many acts the Malays do in the name of religion is not Islamic at all.

In fact, some are even contrary to religious beliefs; bida’ah or shirik; and compromise the principles of the Islamic faith. These practices are not only sinful but makes a mockery of the One God fundamental because that forbidden practice acknowledges the existence of other forces equally powerful.

For instance, take the practice of consulting bomohs. Most Malays believe in the powers of the bomoh and many actually go to see them for assistance.

Bomohs are nothing but witch doctors. In the Western terminology “witches” are servants of the devil as they draw upon the powers of the forces of evil. The Malays swear by the power of the bomoh rather than do their Hajat prayer to get their wishes fulfilled. Bomohs use the Koran, spirits of dead people, bones of humans, and so on, to “pray” for help.

It must be remembered that though the bomoh uses the Koran it is not used for reciting the verses but as talismans or “tangkals”. The Koran is not taken in its spirit or substance but in its physical form, as an object of magic.

Sometimes the verses are recited but only for “fixing things”. The “client” may want the bomoh to help them get a job promotion, a contract they have tendered for, the love of a woman or man, and other worldly desires. In extreme cases the bomoh calls upon the “powers” of the Koran to harm an enemy or as a prevention, called “sekatan”, from an enemy who is suspected of using another bomoh to give this client bad luck or make him sick.

Islam, or the powers of Islam, is treated as something magical or mystical, and who better to call upon the magic of the Koran or the verses of the Koran than the black magic man, the bomoh. Of course, every bomoh would claim he is doing things the Islamic way and that there is no shirik in what he is doing. This gives the Malay the feeling of security, that he is not offending God in his actions or creating an associate to God.

Many religious people, those well learned in Islam dare not speak out.

They realise that this is a very sensitive area to venture into. In fact, some of these religious people even contribute to the belief by themselves offering mystical services. The Malays believe that these religious people have a closeness to God due their “ulama” status and how better to reach God than through these people.

One reason why the Malays are so gullible may be because Islam was an “imported” religion. Malays choose to be Muslims only when it suits them and revert to their old cultures and traditions freely.

Consider the concept of water and oil; they do not mix. Oil stays on top and does not contaminate the water below it. What we do not realise is, oil chokes life in the water by blocking the flow of oxygen.

In the same way, the belief in other forces other than Allah “kills” the fundamentals of Islam. Without this fundamental belief, their Islam is just as “dead” as the life in the water below the oil. It is time the religious authorities and the ulamas speak out. Re-education is required.

You are either a Malay or a Muslim and, if to be a proper or good Muslim means we have to be less of a Malay, than let it be so.