Friday, January 5, 2018

My Notes on what Bettany Hughes listed as contributions of Islam to civilization in documentary

My Notes on what Bettany Hughes listed as contributions of Islam to civilization in documentary, "When the Moors Ruled In Europe" (When East met West) addition to other key points in her documentary:
1. Spain burned 1 million books in the Inquisition
2. Granada. The Red One. All the archives destroyed in the Inquisition by the Catholics.
3. Architecture, Geometric design and ornament
4. When she spoke to Antonio Fernandez-Puertas of University of Granada at 8:39. Complex Geometry and complete translation of Pythagoras and other Greek mathematicians
5. Introduced the Golden Mean, Golden Ratio or Fibonacci Sequence and in so doing triumphed in mathematics and aesthetics
6. Empire that stretched from China to Africa was behind the intelligence to build Al Hambra
7. Nabi Muhammed and the Quran; Nabi Ibrahim and Nabi Ismail
8. Faith committed to learning. Religion and study going hand and hand. Seek knowledge.
9. When she spoke to Moussa Aouni of Muhammed Ben Abdullah University at 17:05 Mosques grammar and literacy.
10. Madrasas or Colleges emerged.
11. Muslims produced  many books in various disciplines that came to be known worldwide. But, necessity was also the mother of invention.
12. Astrolabe
13. Astronomy
14. Qiblah direction
15. Lunar Calendar
16. Scientific and mathematical investigation
17. Works of the Ancient Greeks ignored by most of Northern Europe for centuries
    a. Library of Alexandria bulk of knowledge held there
    b. Brought to Fez
    c. Aristotle with commentary by Averroes Ibn Rushd
    d. Christians were suspicious of Ancient Greek texts
    e. After the fall of Rome the time Christians referred to as the Dark Ages.
    f. Traffic between Spain and Morocco in Mediterranean Sea was a highway
18. When she spoke to Lauro Olmo Encisco of Aleala University, Madrid at 24:53. They (the Moors) took Al Andalus or Spain
    a. It was not uncivilized (the seize)
    b. It was more of problem solving or bringing solutions to a crisis.
    c. Visegoths were the native people
    d. The Muslims built a new and better society
    e. They were being saved from the tyranny of the Latins
    f. When she spoke to Ali Raisuni the Historian at 27:00. It was a transformation of the Arab mind to move from the desert to a land that was of rich and fertile soil. That is the secret of how such a great civilization came to be born. The arrival of Al-Islam to a failing state.
    g. A Roman bridge was repaired by Abdel Rahman
      i. Engineering to repair a Roman bridge
     ii. Cutting edge technology to Spain
    iii. Sophisticated irrigation knowledge
     iv. He didn't arrive a Marauder but as a Savior
      v. Transformed the landscape with groves of:
        1. Palms
        2. Lemons
        3. Artichokes
        4. Orange
        5. Pomegranate
     vi. The new agriculture created huge wealth and Abdel Rahman's trade networks were sophisticated. The riches were used to build one of the greatest cities in the world. Cordoba. People in London were living in houses made of wood while in Cordoba they had built a Cosmopolitan of over 100,000 people. 70 libraries and over 300 public baths. Houses had running water and streets were illuminated by street lights.
    vii. Cordoba was described by a 10th century German visitor as the ornament of the world. Cordoba was the ornament of the world at 32:04
   viii. Cordoba was built on the largest city of Roman Spain, by Abdel Rahman.
     ix. The greatest work of course was the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Abdel Rahman  at 33:06
      x. When she spoke with Eduardo Manzano  CSIC, Madrid. At 36:18 All over Spain what happened in Cordoba was done. Even Madrid was founded by Muslims. At 36:21
        i. Culture of innovation. Markets. Trade Networks. Islam had wealth, social structure, and intellectual power. Islam in Spain did more than change the name of the God that people worshiped.
       ii. The muslims brought paper to Europe. It was better than parchment and phellum. They opened paper making factories. Paper allows you to do 3 things:
           1. You can gather information
           2. You can analyze and develop ideas in a very precise way
           3. You can disseminate your ideas to a wide world. In the 10th century that was a potent mix.
   xii. Cordoba's  love of books became legendary. The Library of France contained 900 books. 1 of Cordoba's 70 libraries amassed 500,000. Containing some of the most sophisticated studies in Astronomy in the world.
  xiii. The Astrolabe allowed for.
       1. Direction of the Qiblah
       2. ? Star mapping.
       3. Prayer times.
       4. Sea Navigation
   xiv. Cordoba was streets ahead of Europe especially when it came to Medicine
       1. How Moors vs Europeans treated a knight with an abscess pre-Islamic intervention of books from Cordoba.
          a. The Moorish doctor treated a woman with consumption and a knight with an abscess:
            i. Made a plaster for the knight it released the fluid and the swelling went away
           ii. Prescribed a diet for the woman to revive her consumption
         b. The Frankish doctor however objected
            i. Asked for a strong knight with a well sharpened battle ax. The knight struck a blow and the marrow of the leg spurted out. The man died on the spot.
           ii. As for the woman he said that the devil (Aoudhubillahi) must have entered her head. So he grabbed a razor and cut an incision in the shape of a cross exposing the bone of the skull and rubbing salt into the wound. The woman died in the incident.
          iii. The reporter of the incident said, "I returned home having learned much about the medicine of the Christians.
         c. Abu Khasees performed operations in Cordoba that would not be seen in the rest of Europe for hundreds of years. He spent 40 years compiling a Medical Compendium. Chapter 30 dealt with surgery. There were instruments on display from that chapter.
      2. When she speaks to Pedro Chalmeta Gendron of University Complutense, Madrid. The poor and rich were literate in Quranic and  Law of the land at 42:56
        a. Crop sharing was introduced along with sophisticated irrigation systems. Contract about plowing the land. Renting the land.
     3. Abdel Rahman III was 21 when he became ruler of Cordoba at 45:11
        a. He declared himself the Caliph
        b. He positioned Spain as a key power in Islam and no longer just a Western Outpost.
        c. He built Medinatul Zahra a palace. Largest in world at time.
        d. Soundscape was of:
           1. Fountains
           2. Currents of artificial rivers running room to room
           3. Layer upon layer of different types of music and singing
           4. Professional instrumentalists
           5. Singing girls - entertainers, poets, conversationalists
           6. Poetry is one of the most important Arts to Arabs only 3 places had developed end ryhme at that time (7th century) China, India , and the Arabs.
           7. Their love of poetry directly influenced the development of literature in the rest of Europe. Mostly about the pangs of love and distance of the beloved.
           8. Trubadors were inspired by the singing slave girls of Al Andalus
           9. Birds and insects were also part of soundscape of that time and place.
        e. Within Medinatul Zahra were the seeds of it's destruction. Mercenaries. He did not use his own citizens for his army and hired foreigners.
19. Lawlessness befell Spain when Christians from Northern Spain began the Crusades and Inquisition.
20. Al Andalus fell to corruption
21. El Bueno was a muslim. His descendants are a noble and well endowed family. Their library family archive is simply magnificent. The Duchess of  the El Bueno family says that Spain is guilty of  reinventing history at 1:06:38
22. El Cid was also a mercenary. El Cid was from the Arabic word Al Sayyid. He did not force conversion on the Muslims to Christianity.
23. The Inquisition was a civil war between Spaniards of different Faiths.
24. Curious respect for Muslim culture by the Christians that came into power
        a. Christian King Peter of Seville built a palace called ???
           i. Builder King Muhammed V - Al Hambra
          ii. Builder King Peter I of Castille - Palace
25. Between the middle ages and modern era Europe underwent a massive intellectual and  cultural revolution called the Renaissance Era. It prompted the exploration of:
        a. Science
        b. Arts
        c. Relation between man and Allah. How they saw themselves in relation to God.
        d. The Renaissance and the scientific revolution that followed were critical stages in the development of Europe.
        e. The origins of the Renaissance is generally believed to lie in Italy. The renewed interest in the Classics had a huge impact on Art and Culture. But the foundations of the Renaissance were layed much earlier but not in Italy but in a town called Toledo in Islamic Spain.
        f. 1085 AD. When Christian Spain seized control of Toledo from Muslim Spain it was a. Peaceful transition. The Muslim citizens were allowed to remain inhabitants and the Mosques were not disturbed. The city that emerged accommodated both Christians and Muslims. Spain at this time is a paradox on one hand tensions between Muslims and Christians were becoming unbearable on the other hand there was a hugely beneficial intellectual evolution that is occurring because Christians and Muslims are living side by side. These intellectual discourses from the libraries of Islamic Spain is at the foundation of the Renaissance Era in Europe. Because when Toledo fell to the Christians it's doors were open to intellectuals and travelers all over Europe. They mixed with the Muslims in the city learning their language and reading their books. Many of the adventurers came from England. 1:14:52 In the late 1100s AD an Englishman known as Daniel of Morely tremendously insulted the intelligence of the French before going to Toledo to hear the wisest philosophers in the world. The Moors translated complete.Greek knowledge some 400 years prior, and now under Christian rule Toledo was passing on that knowledge to all of Europe who were flocking there by the hundreds. Christians, Jews and Muslims began translating manuscripts that had been stored there which included the writings of Plato, Aristotle, Euclid and acclaimed Arab mathematicians, astronomers, and alchemists. A resource like no other in all of Europe. It was intellectual dynamite.
26. She speaks to a woman in Toledo named Maria Angeles Gallego of SOAS, London who describes the process of translating the Classic Books of Muslims into Latin and many other European languages including German.
        a. This is how new words were introduced to the English language.
        b. Algorithm is named after an Arab mathematician
        c. Algebra is from the Arabic word Al Jabbar
        d. The Muslims also brought the decimal or changed the numeric system from Roman numerals to 1-10 or the Arabic numeric system. This developed mathematics and complex construction projects.
        e. Cathedral builders began using the Arabic numerical system about 1200 AD when Salisbury Cathedral was built in England. Archeologists made the discovery while renovating the roof... noticed upon the structural timbers were the Arabic numeral system.
        f. Oxford University was founded on the knowledge that was pouring out of Toledo. Universities in Paris and Bologna did the same.
        g. A compatriot of Daniel of Morely named, Adulla Abbas published a volume upon returning from Toledo (at 1:23:00) in which he credits the Arabs for teaching him rational inquiry and to lead by reason. He said he would detract nothing from God, but very carefully listen to the limits of human knowledge. Only where this utterly breaks down should we refer things to God.
        h. "The Muslims had developed a massive program of translations from Greek into Arabic everything that had reached them. And it was something that was promoted by the whole society. And the result of this is that they translated practically all Greek knowledge. There is the first period in which they translated and they learned. They assimilate. Later they had learned enough and they begin to produce original works. By themselves. And to criticize Greek science (this is the filtration system that filters out the errors.). One cannot say that the Arabs were mere trasmitters of Greek science. They were the people that continued the work of the Greek scientists. Until they led all this research into a final crisis. And this final crisis was the crisis that brought the Renaissance and the scientific revolution. If they had not done this Renaissance and the scientific revolution would have been impossible." - Julio Samso of University of Barcelona at 1:24:00
        i. Western intellect was transformed. It would take time for the Europeans to assimilate the knowledge.
           i. The works of Aristotle were taught in the new Universities.
          ii. The Medical Treatises of Avicenna were used in hospitals.
         iii. Arabic translations of Greek geometry and those new Arabic numerals were passed on to Craftsmen and architects..
          iv. This was a critical stage in the growth of Western thought. At 1:25:46
           v. The Renaissance should not be viewed simply as a rebirth, but a continuation of an intellectual movement that had been nourished centuries earlier by Muslims.
          vi. We have been suffering from extremely selective history writing. It is due to the conflict (at that time and carried forward) that existed between the two worlds.
         vii. By 1250 AD only Granada Spain was still Muslim held from the seizes by Christian Spain. Spain began to concentrate on cleaning the Muslim presence from Spain.
        viii. Islamic Spain had built a culture that was the very pinnacle of civilized life in the West. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand wanted to insure that Islam would never enjoy such a relationship again.
         ix. 1609 AD they began expelling the Muslims from Granada in southern Spain. They were just as much Iberian or Spanish by DNA as their countrymen from the north of Spain that were expelling them. Over 250,000 Muslims were expelled from Spain into North Africa.
[Judaism, Christianity and Islam prior to is said to have co-existed peacefully in Cordoba.]

Friday, October 20, 2017


Ideally. My ideal situation is to have a muslim wife and be working remodeling homes or doing new construction.

"O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may Take away part of the dower ye have given them,-except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and God brings about through it a great deal of good." ~ Holy Quran 4:33

Proverbs 17:22 NLT 
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength." ~ Nabi Sulaimon (epbuh)

I'm really showing this gallery video for my Pinterest board.
This was a labor of love about our respected sisters in Al-Islam. They really need no platform. They really do not need to be paraded around and boasted about. They really need natural life, faith, goodness, blessedness, healthy planning, wise planning... A lot of their charm and beauty is in their modesty and faith...that is what makes them rare gems. 

Please 100,000 of you click the the "I would buy this" button at this link Please share. I am trying to get 100,000 sold to start a home remodeling business. 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Dhikr and Ramadan T-Shirts and Hoodies

This campaign is for the sale of peaceful art. Some of it is religious and others are minimalist. The main point is to look for the good in people and to encourage the good in people, and that it is always better to be a well-wisher. #PeaceShirts #FaithShirts

Many of these shirts are from images of the 2009 Kiswah of the Kaaba, which no longer covers the Kaaba because they change them every year.

#Hijabi #Hijabis #Hijab #Hijabs #Muslimah #Muslimahs #MuslimMen #MuslimWomen Would like 10,000-100,000 clicks of the "I would buy this button." please. So please share.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Power of Positive Suggestions

A Reminder:

These times would have some become puzzled by positive suggestions. Though some may become puzzled; deem it odd; or even become suspicious, we must remember the origin of the power of positive suggestions. See the points below.

Don't be an advocate of evils, however, don't compel others in religion.

Chapter of the Women Verse 85 ~ Whoever recommends and helps a good cause becomes a partner therein: And whoever recommends and helps an evil cause, shares in its burden: And God hath power over all things.

“And the Lawgiver (God/Eli/Allah) has made one who leads another to do a deed equal to the doer of the deed his or herself, both in reward (for a good deed) and in punishment (for an evil deed or crime). So the inviter to a good deed and the inviter to a evil deed both will have a reward (good or bad) equal to the reward of the one who has done that deed." [Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Muhammad Taqi-Ul Deen Halali]

Chapter of the Heifer Verse 256 ~ Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in God hath grasped the most trustworthy hand- hold, that never breaks. And God heareth and knoweth all things.

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Ruqya on someone of heavy alcohol consumption?

Below is a excerpt from the confusing blog notes on Healing in Religion that I reflected on a few months ago.

Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. 4 Book of Medicine Whenever Allah's Apostle went to bed, he used to recite Surat-al-Ikhlas, Surat-al-Falaq and Surat-an-Nas and then blow on his palms and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he fell ill, he used to order me to do like that for him. Sahih Al Bukhari Vol. 4 Book of Medicine A group of the companions of Allah's Apostle proceeded on a journey till they dismounted near one of the Arab tribes and requested them to entertain them as their guests, but they (the tribe people) refused to entertain them. Then the chief of that tribe was bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and he was given all sorts of treatment, but all in vain. Some of them said, "Will you go to the group (those travelers) who have dismounted near you and see if one of them has something useful?" They came to them and said, "O the group! Our leader has been bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and we have treated him with everything but nothing benefited him Has anyone of you anything useful?" One of them replied, "Yes, by Allah, I know how to treat with a Ruqya. But. by Allah, we wanted you to receive us as your guests but you refused. I will not treat your patient with a Ruqya till you fix for us something as wages." Consequently they agreed to give those travellers a flock of sheep. The man went with them (the people of the tribe) and started spitting (on the bite) and reciting Surat-al-Fatiha till the patient was healed and started walking as if he had not been sick. When the tribe people paid them their wages they had agreed upon, some of them (the Prophet's companions) said, "Distribute (the sheep)." But the one who treated with the Ruqya said, "Do not do that till we go to Allah's Apostle and mention to him what has happened, and see what he will order us." So they came to Allah's Apostle and mentioned the story to him and he said, "How do you know that Surat-al-Fatiha is a Ruqya? You have done the right thing. Divide (what you have got) and assign for me a share with you." Here the Sahabas were intending to treat the man for free, but, because of how they were treated decided to charge that people for the service. This Sunnah, obviously, makes it permissible to charge people for medical services in Al-Islam, and further gives the treating physician/religious scholar the discretion whether to charge or not charge.

Allah has established that the Holy Quran was brought down by the Holy Spirit. So if one wants to have a connection with the Holy Spirit one should keep up the reading and recitation of the Holy Quran. The Quran says,
Say, the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation from thy Lord in Truth, in order to strengthen those who believe, and as a Guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims. ~ Holy Quran Surahtul Nahl Ayat 102

Also worth noting is the ayat,
They ask thee concerning the Spirit (of inspiration). Say: "The Spirit (cometh) by command of my Lord: of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men!)" ~ Holy Quran Surahtul Isra Ayat 85

When we factor in Leviticus 17, we get,
14 The life of every creature is in the blood. That is why I have told the people of Israel never to eat or drink it, for the life of any bird or animal is in the blood. So whoever eats or drinks blood must be cut off. ~ Holy Bible Leviticus 17:14

Had We sent this as a Qur’an (in the language) other than Arabic, they would have said: "Why are not its verses explained in detail? What! (a Book) not in Arabic and (a Messenger an Arab?" Say: "It is a Guide and a Healing to those who believe; and for those who believe not, there is a deafness in their ears, and it is blindness in their (eyes): They are (as it were) being called from a place far distant!" ~ Holy Quran Surahtul Fussilat Ayat 44
It is well established that the Holy Spirit fulfills the commands and instructions of Allah towards life or death. Obedience to the Commands increases life, and disobedience to the Commands increases death...because Allah desires that faith, good deeds and righteousness should prevail, and that sin and unrighteousness should fail. "God’s object also is to purge those that are true in Faith and to deprive of blessing Those that resist Faith." ~ HQ 3:141. Thus, in the example above of the Ruqya, the Word or Kalima of Allah (i.e Surahtul Fatiha or Opening Chapter of Holy Quran) heals a snake bite. The snake bite transmits a poison into the bloodstream of it's victim. Nabi Muhammad (eternal pbuh) taught that this can be combated by the Holy Spirit that is in the Kalima of the Quranul Kareem. This transmits the Spirit from Allah into the bloodstream which combats the snakebite and invigorates the cells of the body with life.
Alcohol is known to be something that destroys the cells, and dries things is almost equivalent to the opposite of water...which is why many Native American Indians referred to it as "Fire Water". It even has a burning sensation depending on the type of drink that it is and it's level of alcohol content. Now this is not to negate the value of rubbing alcohol in medicine. Rubbing alcohol, however, is not consumed so is safe for many medicinal purposes. But, drinking alcohol destroys and dries up the cells...often times a person that drinks a lot of alcohol begins to appear to have skin like aged, worn leather. This is from the damaging effects of the alcohol working within the body.
So the question becomes does a muslim continue to perform the Ruqya on someone that has a chronic, addiction or habitual habit of consuming alcoholic drinks? Is it in vain? It would seem that the answer is first they would have to agree to abandon the behavior causing the illness, sickness, decay, destruction to their body. Then, second, they would have to agree to the payment. Then, third, administer the Ruqya. There is a hadith that a woman (or companion) of Paradise could spit in the ocean and it would become sweet.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Oppression mentioned in the Bible (Kitab)

Exodus 3:17 NLT
I promise to rescue you from the oppression of the Egyptians. I will lead you to the land now occupied by the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites -- a land flowing with milk and honey."'

Deuteronomy 26:7 NLT
we cried out to the LORD, the God of our ancestors. He heard us and saw our hardship, toil, and oppression.

Deuteronomy 28:33 NLT
A foreign nation you have never heard about will eat the crops you worked so hard to grow. You will suffer under constant oppression and harsh treatment.

Judges 2:18 NLT
Whenever the LORD placed a judge over Israel, he was with that judge and rescued the people from their enemies throughout the judge's lifetime. For the LORD took pity on his people, who were burdened by oppression and suffering.

Psalms 44:24 NLT
Why do you look the other way? Why do you ignore our suffering and oppression?

Psalms 72:14 NLTHe will save them from oppression and from violence, for their lives are precious to him.

Psalms 107:39 NLT
When they decrease in number and become impoverished through oppression, trouble, and sorrow,

Psalms 119:134 NLTRescue me from the oppression of evil people; then I can obey your commandments.

Ecclesiastes 4:1 NLT
Again I observed all the oppression that takes place in our world. I saw the tears of the oppressed, with no one to comfort them. The oppressors have great power, and the victims are helpless.

Isaiah 5:7 NLT
This is the story of the LORD's people. They are the vineyard of the LORD Almighty. Israel and Judah are his pleasant garden. He expected them to yield a crop of justice, but instead he found bloodshed. He expected to find righteousness, but instead he heard cries of oppression.

Isaiah 16:4 NLT
Let our outcasts stay among you. Hide them from our enemies until the terror is past."When oppression and destruction have ceased and enemy raiders have disappeared,

Isaiah 30:12 NLT
This is the reply of the Holy One of Israel: "Because you despise what I tell you and trust instead in oppression and lies,

Isaiah 43:2 NLT
When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you.

Isaiah 51:13 NLT
Yet you have forgotten the LORD, your Creator, the one who put the stars in the sky and established the earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human oppression? Will you continue to fear the anger of your enemies from morning till night?

Jeremiah 22:13 NLTAnd the LORD says, "Destruction is certain for Jehoiakim, who builds his palace with forced labor. By not paying wages, he builds injustice into its walls and oppression into its doorframes and ceilings.

Jeremiah 28:11 NLT
And Hananiah said again to the crowd that had gathered, "The LORD has promised that within two years he will break the yoke of oppression from all the nations now subject to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon." At that, Jeremiah left the Temple area.

Ezekiel 45:9 NLTFor this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Enough, you princes of Israel! Stop all your violence and oppression and do what is just and right. Quit robbing and cheating my people out of their land! Stop expelling them from their homes!

Nahum 1:13 NLT
Now I will break your chains and release you from Assyrian oppression."

Habakkuk 2:6 NLT
But the time is coming when all their captives will taunt them, saying, 'You thieves! At last justice has caught up with you! Now you will get what you deserve for your oppression and extortion!'

1 Corinthians 9:22 NLT
When I am with those who are oppressed, I share their oppression so that I might bring them to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ.

Hebrews 11:25 NLT
He chose to share the oppression of God's people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin.

Exodus 9:2 NLT
If you continue to oppress them and refuse to let them go,

Exodus 22:21 NLT
"Do not oppress foreigners in any way. Remember, you yourselves were once foreigners in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 23:9 NLT
"Do not oppress the foreigners living among you. You know what it is like to be a foreigner. Remember your own experience in the land of Egypt.

Numbers 24:24 NLT
Ships will come from the coasts of Cyprus ; they will oppress both Assyria and Eber, but they, too, will be utterly destroyed."

Deuteronomy 23:16 NLT
Let them live among you in whatever town they choose, and do not oppress them.

Deuteronomy 28:48 NLT
you will serve your enemies whom the LORD will send against you. You will be left hungry, thirsty, naked, and lacking in everything. They willoppress you harshly until you are destroyed.

Judges 10:8 NLT
who began to oppress them that year. For eighteen years they oppressed all the Israelites east of the Jordan River in the land of the Amorites (that is, in Gilead).

2 Samuel 7:10 NLT
And I have provided a permanent homeland for my people Israel, a secure place where they will never be disturbed. It will be their own land where wicked nations won't oppress them as they did in the past,

1 Chronicles 16:21 NLT
Yet he did not let anyone oppress them. He warned kings on their behalf:

1 Chronicles 17:9 NLT
And I have provided a permanent homeland for my people Israel, a secure place where they will never be disturbed. It will be their own land where wicked nations won't oppress them as they did in the past,

2 Chronicles 16:10 NLT
Asa became so angry with Hanani for saying this that he threw him into prison. At that time, Asa also began to oppress some of his people.

Job 37:23 NLT
We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty, yet he is so just and merciful that he does not oppress us.

Psalms 10:2 NLT
Proud and wicked people viciously oppress the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.

Psalms 94:5 NLT
They oppress your people, LORD, hurting those you love.

Psalms 105:14 NLT
Yet he did not let anyone oppress them. He warned kings on their behalf:

Psalms 119:122 NLT
Please guarantee a blessing for me. Don't let those who are arrogant oppress me!

Proverbs 14:31 NLT
Those who oppress the poor insult their Maker, but those who help the poor honor him.

Proverbs 28:16 NLT
Only a stupid prince will oppress his people, but a king will have a long reign if he hates dishonesty and bribes.

Isaiah 3:12 NLT
Children oppress my people, and women rule over them. O my people, can't you see what fools your rulers are? They are leading you down a pretty garden path to destruction.

Isaiah 10:24 NLT
So this is what the Lord, the LORD Almighty, says: "My people in Jerusalem, do not be afraid of the Assyrians when they oppress you just as the Egyptians did long ago.

Isaiah 19:20 NLT
It will be a sign and a witness to the LORD Almighty in the land of Egypt. When the people cry to the LORD for help against those who oppress them, he will send them a savior who will rescue them.

Isaiah 32:7 NLT
The smooth tricks of evil people will be exposed, including all the lies they use to oppress the poor in the courts.

Jeremiah 22:17 NLT
"But you! You are full of selfish greed and dishonesty! You murder the innocent, oppress the poor, and reign ruthlessly."

Ezekiel 22:29 NLT
Even common people oppress the poor, rob the needy, and deprive foreigners of justice.

Ezekiel 45:8 NLT
These sections of land will be the prince's allotment. "My princes will no longer oppress and rob my people; they will assign the rest of the land to the people, giving an allotment to each tribe.

Amos 4:1 NLT
Listen to me, you "fat cows" of Samaria, you women who oppress the poor and crush the needy and who are always asking your husbands for another drink!

Amos 5:12 NLT
For I know the vast number of your sins and rebellions. You oppress good people by taking bribes and deprive the poor of justice in the courts.

Amos 6:14 NLT
"O people of Israel, I am about to bring an enemy nation against you," says the LORD God Almighty. "It will oppress you bitterly throughout your land -- from Lebo-hamath in the north to the Arabah Valley in the south."

Zechariah 7:10 NLT
Do not oppress widows, orphans, foreigners, and poor people. And do not make evil plans to harm each other.

Malachi 3:5 NLT
At that time I will put you on trial. I will be a ready witness against all sorcerers and adulterers and liars. I will speak against those who cheat employees of their wages, who oppress widows and orphans, or who deprive the foreigners living among you of justice, for these people do not fear me," says the LORD Almighty.

James 2:6 NLT
And yet, you insult the poor man! Isn't it the rich who oppress you and drag you into court?

Proverbs 29:13 NLT
The poor and the oppressor have this in common -- the LORD gives light to the eyes of both.

Zechariah 9:8 NLT
I will guard my Temple and protect it from invading armies. I am closely watching their movements. No foreign oppressor will ever again overrun my people's land.

1 Samuel 10:18 NLT
And he gave them this message from the LORD, the God of Israel: "I brought you from Egypt and rescued you from the Egyptians and from all of the nations that were oppressing you.

2 Kings 13:4 NLT
Then Jehoahaz prayed for the LORD's help, and the LORD heard his prayer. The LORD could see how terribly the king of Aram was oppressing Israel.

Nehemiah 5:7 NLT
After thinking about the situation, I spoke out against these nobles and officials. I told them, "You are oppressing your own relatives by charging them interest when they borrow money!" Then I called a public meeting to deal with the problem.

Job 10:3 NLT
What do you gain by oppressing me? Why do you reject me, the work of your own hands, while sending joy and prosperity to the wicked?

Proverbs 22:16 NLTA person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty.

Isaiah 58:3 NLT
'We have fasted before you!' they say. 'Why aren't you impressed? We have done much penance, and you don't even notice it!'"I will tell you why! It's because you are living for yourselves even while you are fasting. You keep right on oppressing your workers.

Isaiah 58:6 NLT"No, the kind of fasting I want calls you to free those who are wrongly imprisoned and to stop oppressing those who work for you. Treat them fairly and give them what they earn.

Isaiah 58:9 NLTThen when you call, the LORD will answer. 'Yes, I am here,' he will quickly reply."Stop oppressing the helpless and stop making false accusations and spreading vicious rumors!

Matthew 24:49 NLT
and begins oppressing the other servants, partying, and getting drunk --

Luke 12:45 NLT
But if the servant thinks, 'My master won't be back for a while,' and beginsoppressing the other servants, partying, and getting drunk --

Genesis 15:13 NLT
Then the LORD told Abram, "You can be sure that your descendants will be strangers in a foreign land, and they will be oppressed as slaves for four hundred years.

Exodus 1:12 NLT
But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more quickly the Israelites multiplied! The Egyptians soon became alarmed

Exodus 3:9 NLT
The cries of the people of Israel have reached me, and I have seen how the Egyptians have oppressed them with heavy tasks.

Deuteronomy 28:29 NLT
You will grope around in broad daylight, just like a blind person groping in the darkness, and you will not succeed at anything you do. You will be oppressed and robbed continually, and no one will come to save you.

Judges 4:3 NLT
Sisera, who had nine hundred iron chariots, ruthlessly oppressed the Israelites for twenty years. Then the Israelites cried out to the LORD for help.

Judges 6:9 NLT
and rescued you from the Egyptians and from all who oppressed you. I drove out your enemies and gave you their land.

Judges 10:8 NLT
who began to oppress them that year. For eighteen years they oppressed all the Israelites east of the Jordan River in the land of the Amorites (that is, in Gilead).

Judges 10:12 NLT
the Sidonians, the Amalekites, and the Maonites? When theyoppressed you, you cried out to me, and I rescued you.

1 Samuel 12:3 NLT
Now tell me as I stand before the LORD and before his anointed one -- whose ox or donkey have I stolen? Have I ever cheated any of you? Have I ever oppressed you? Have I ever taken a bribe? Tell me and I will make right whatever I have done wrong."

1 Samuel 12:4 NLT
"No," they replied, "you have never cheated or oppressed us in any way, and you have never taken even a single bribe."

2 Kings 13:22 NLT
King Hazael of Aram had oppressed Israel during the entire reign of King Jehoahaz.

2 Chronicles 28:20 NLT
So when King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria arrived, he oppressed King Ahaz instead of helping him.

Job 20:19 NLT
For he oppressed the poor and left them destitute. He foreclosed on their homes.
Job 35:9 NLT"The oppressed cry out beneath the wrongs that are done to them. They groan beneath the power of the mighty.

Psalms 9:9 NLTThe LORD is a shelter for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

Psalms 10:18 NLTYou will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed, so people can no longer terrify them.

Psalms 12:7 NLTTherefore, LORD, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation,

Psalms 14:6 NLTThe wicked frustrate the plans of the oppressed, but the LORD will protect his people.

Psalms 37:14 NLTThe wicked draw their swords and string their bows to kill the poor and the oppressed, to slaughter those who do right.

Psalms 42:9 NLT
"O God my rock," I cry, "Why have you forsaken me? Why must I wander in darkness, oppressed by my enemies?"

Psalms 43:2 NLT
For you are God, my only safe haven. Why have you tossed me aside? Why must I wander around in darkness, oppressed by my enemies?

Psalms 69:33 NLTFor the LORD hears the cries of his needy ones; he does not despise his people who are oppressed.

Psalms 72:12 NLTHe will rescue the poor when they cry to him; he will help the oppressed, who have no one to defend them.

Psalms 76:9 NLT
You stand up to judge those who do evil, O God, and to rescue the oppressed of the earth. Interlude

Psalms 82:3 NLT"Give fair judgment to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.

Psalms 146:7 NLT
who gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners.

Proverbs 31:5 NLTFor if they drink, they may forget their duties and be unable to give justice to those who are oppressed.

Ecclesiastes 4:1 NLT
Again I observed all the oppression that takes place in our world. I saw the tears of the oppressed, with no one to comfort them. The oppressors have great power, and the victims are helpless.

Ecclesiastes 5:8 NLT
If you see a poor person being oppressed by the powerful and justice being miscarried throughout the land, don't be surprised! For every official is under orders from higher up, and matters of justice only get lost in red tape and bureaucracy.

Isaiah 1:17 NLTLearn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Fight for the rights of widows.

Isaiah 26:6 NLT
The poor and oppressed trample it underfoot.

Isaiah 52:4 NLT
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "Long ago my people went to live as resident foreigners in Egypt. Now they have been oppressed without cause by Assyria.

Isaiah 53:7 NLT
He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.

Isaiah 59:16 NLT
He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his mighty power and justice.

Ezekiel 22:7 NLT
Fathers and mothers are contemptuously ignored. Resident foreigners are forced to pay for protection. Orphans and widows are wronged and oppressed.

Amos 2:7 NLTThey trample helpless people in the dust and deny justice to those who are oppressed. Both father and son sleep with the same woman, corrupting my holy name.

Amos 5:7 NLTYou wicked people! You twist justice, making it a bitter pill for the poor and oppressed. Righteousness and fair play are meaningless fictions to you.

Zephaniah 3:19 NLTAnd I will deal severely with all who have oppressed you. I will save the weak and helpless ones; I will bring together those who were chased away. I will give glory and renown to my former exiles, who have been mocked and shamed.

Zechariah 2:8 NLT
"After a period of glory, the LORD Almighty sent me against the nations who oppressed you. For he said, 'Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession.

Zechariah 11:7 NLT
So I cared for the flock intended for slaughter -- the flock that was oppressed. Then I took two shepherd's staffs and named one Favor and the other Union.

Acts 10:38 NLTAnd no doubt you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the Devil, for God was with him.

1 Corinthians 9:22 NLT
When I am with those who are oppressed, I share their oppression so that I might bring them to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone so that I might bring them to Christ.

Hebrews 11:37 NLT
Some died by stoning, and some were sawed in half; others were killed with the sword. Some went about in skins of sheep and goats, hungry andoppressed and mistreated.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Is it true that "Without Allah I Am Nothing."?...or worse?

The definition of "Nothing" according to the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary is:

Definition of NOTHING
a : something that does not exist b : the absence of all magnitude or quantity; also : zero 1a c : nothingness, nonexistence
: someone or something of no or slight value or size
: a light, playful, or frivolous remark —usually used in plural nothings>
— for nothing
: without reason
: at no charge

But, non-existence is nothing or nothingness. Allah (swt) says that those who reject Him (swt) are Kafiruns and the Kafiruns are the ones that will inherit Hellfire, (Hell, The Fire, Jehanum) as their final destination. Allah has described Hell-Fire in our Sacred Holy Quran as:
"naught doth it permit to endure, and naught doth it leave alone. Darkening and changing the color of Man. (those that enter it)." ~ Holy Quran 74:26-29

HQ 43:77 ~ They will cry: "O Malik! would that thy Lord put an end to us!" He will say, "Nay, but ye shall abide!"
Here they will ask for "Nothingness", "Non-existence.", but, Malik (as) will say, literally, no nothingness for them.

HQ 25:13 ~ And when they are cast, bound together into a constricted place therein, they will plead for destruction there and then!
HQ 25:14 ~ "This day plead not for a single destruction: plead for destruction oft- repeated!"
Again the request for non-existence by complete destruction of themselves by Allah...literally pleading with Malik, to ask Allah for them to be destroyed. They have to ask Malik to pray for them (which he does not do) because Allah (swt) does not reply to their requests there, in Hell-Fire. But, again Malik (as) says, no nothingness for them, no non-existence and, "this day plead not for a single destruction, but, plead for destruction oft-repeated!".

Therefore, it is my conclusion from my observation of Al-Haqq from the Kalima of Allah that "Without Allah..." a person is a "Kafir". The "Kafirun" are fuel for the Hell-Fire. The dwellers of Hell-Fire will not be granted any requests for "non-existence" nor "nothingness". Thus, "Without Allah I am Nothing." is not completely factual. The fact is "Without Allah I am worse than nothing." or "Without Allah I will plead to become nothing (or non-existent)" To be granted nothingness for the dwellers of Hell-Fire is a Mercy and the Hell-Fire is a place that is void of Allah's (swt) Mercy. It would be worse than "nothing"...worse than "nothingness"...and worse than "non-existence".
Finally it is a place or state that is described as, "where they are neither living, nor dead." ~ Holy Quran 20:74