Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mufti Sahab (DB) Observed

Mufti Muhammed Taqi Usmani Sahab (DB) has narrated in one of his travelogues that people of Algeria were still pondering over some things which were already solved in Mufti Sahab (DB)'s country. The specific problem was of alcohol. Whether banning of alcohol can be implemented. Some people may quip that there is lots of alcohol in Pakistan so what is the meaning of this statement. Things have to be compared with western situation in regards to alcohol to understand the meaning of above statement. Conclusion : If you think that an Islamic injunction is too impractical to implement then look for an example where it has already been implemented.

Problem in Puttaparthy

Problem is of accounting for income. Here is the blog entry related to the news that a car with thirty five lakh rupees was intercepted by Andhra Police.
Those who do not know the background Puttaparthy is the headquarter of late Sathya Sai Baba.
The remarkable statements are the following:
When was the last time you heard of any police or tax trouble at Puttaparthi or Bangalore? Holy men and their ashrams are considered out of bounds for tax officials and governments. What prompted Hyderabad's sudden interest in Puttaparthi affairs?
We had heard about  problems earlier. Problems in Lucknow. At two different times a guest house owned by Hazrat Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Al-Hasani Nadwi (RA) was raided. That was in his life time. Very equitable country in deed.

Who Should Be Outraged?

A Syrian Girl in Damascus is a blog.
Or it was.
It discussed human orientation-other than straight. You see how difficult it has been made to be normal in modern times? You have to find words to describe the norm, the normal, the usual.
Above blog was not from Syria. It was from Ireland.
It was not by a Syrian. It was my an American.
It was not by a girl. It was by a man. A grown up man-technically a student but a grown up man nevertheless.
In short the blog was a hoax.
The differently oriented people were out raged by the behaviour of this man.
He undermined their cause.

But wait a minute. Who should be out raged at this fraud replete with obscenity?
The answer is Muslims-the people who are silent.
There is a man who kept feeding obscenity to the world and the world was swallowing it up.
Muslim society had come of age-for them.
Being numb-that is what we are at the present moment of history, is understandable. Both Islam and Muslims are under assault from the most powerful institutions in the history of world. Assault on Islam is velvet-they declare that they are not against Islam. Assault on Muslims is not so velvety.
Being dumb is not understandable.

Source : BBC (1,2,3,4)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Standard Model

The best physical theory is called the standard model of particle interactions. In the west there is a fashion to get everything in a nut-shell. Or on the front or back of a T-shirt. Or on the coffee mug. Here is standard model:

Source : Flip Tanedo at Quantum Diaries

Touchy Autrians

Dr Ahmet Hamidi was the vice president of Austria's Islamic community. (AP via Taiwan via Islam in Europe)
He is no more holding the post. He resigned from it. Reason? He used his freedom of speech in the continent famous for free speech. He said that extreme sports can be bad for women. Vienna Chamber of Physicians and others were left unamused. These silly Muslims. Can't they understand women are made for extreme sports? Of course child bearing and rearing is for birds. Why should they bring such silly things into discussion? Home keeping? What a blasphemy! Cooking? Off with his head! World is indeed a wonderland.

Strings, Strings

Beating Around String Theory

Topic of string theory is one that we would like to present to the visitors here. But hesitation is the norm in this matter. It is difficult to convey even the simplest scientific things to the public and the consternation at the prospect of explaining the most intricate things can only be imagined. One impediment, and it is a silly one, is that the moment you present a scientific idea to the public then very soon the echo is heard-if the explanation is any good. Echo per say is not bad but the echo that is dreaded is the following one. People start making there on theories on the basis of what you feed them. On the face of it this is a good thing-a tribute to your science popularization attempts. But that is the only good news there. People after that expect that you shall do work along the lines suggested by them. This pinches. The lay people's ideas are as close to real science as the antipodes.

Complain over-at least for the time being.
So here is an interview with the Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg, a living legend and a hero, that contains some remarks about string theory. (Thanks again are due to our reliable source of news P&P. Does he, we mean Zaperz, find it all himself or has he got jinns working for him?)

Music As Disease

That is nice quip-music is a disease. Haq Islam reproduces an article by Maulana Muhammed Karolia about curing this illness.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Dr Farhan Mujib

His father had a masters degree in Mathematics but he did his Ph.D. in Education.
He has a masters degree in Physics but he did his Ph.D. in Education.
He was serving as a Reader in the Physics Department at AMU when he took voluntary retirement to pursue art as a profession.
Art was always there in him. He only started taking it seriously.
Here is an article from 2005 in Hindu. And here is his artwork.

This is called a collage. Basically cutting artistic figures from glossy magazines and pasting them with style. The original figures are heavily used but even then the amount of creativity that goes into it is enormous. A look at his work might give you the impression that even you can indulge in it. Well some of us may but most of us can not. Not everybody can cut an exquisite Buraq from Span. He has indulged in conventional paintings. He has painted the cover pictures for famous books, for example the pictures used on most of the books by Gyanpeeth awarded poet Sharyar are by him. He has dabbled in pottery. He maintains a garden that will give inferiority complex to the pseudo intelligentsia that goes by the name of high society.

He gets along famously with everybody except boring people. Javed Akhtar is his school mate from Minto Circle. (Those who are not Aligs for them Minto Circle is a school at AMU whose official name is STS High School or Sayyidina Tahir Saifuddeen High School. The list of alumni of that school is very impressive, for example, Janab Muhammed Hamid Ansari Sahab, the present Vice President of India is one of them.) Javed Akhar's son Farhan Akhtar is named after him. He is married to a very gracious lady Dr Fawzia Mujib who is a Reader in the Physics Section of Women's College. By now he is not an artist of national level but beyond. Here is another collage.

from Apparao Galleries-his main art handlers. Above pictures do no justice to his work. Some people have classified his collage work in miniature, which might or might not be the case, but photographic reduction misses the exquisite poetry of the composition. It can only be called composition for there is no painting in it.

Earlier the collages were full of nostalgia but that is receding now-in his own words.

You can read lots of art critiques' views about his work at various sites. For example here, here, here and here.

Related Posts (1) Ah Farhan Sahab (2) In Memorium Farhan Mujib (3) RIP : Farhan Mujib (4) Sharayar Sahab (5) Pipl Profile of FM

The Followers

At the moment of writing there are five precious followers of An Alig's Armchair. Madni, Malih Ahmed, Fathima Adam, Malik Ajaz and Amna H. Khush Amadeed. Amna is a cub in the community that has been blessed with the benign eye of Hazrat Hakim Akhtar Sahab (DB). She has a number of her own blogs that are now gone private. Malik Ajaz is from Sunni Forum. No idea about dear sister Fathima Adam. Dr Malih Ahmed Siddiqui is the roller coaster physician from Sunni Forum who has a blog of his own now that appears on the blogroll here.
Finally Madni too has a blog here. You can find him too at Sunni Forum and if the cruel world has brain washed you against polygyny then he is the physician for you. Thank you all and may Allah Most High accept your visit here, make it useful for you and grant you ample reward for being the patrons.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Inquilab in Aligarh

Great irritation of modern civilization is when the newspaper boy thinks that he can sell your newspaper to whom so ever he wants for he can always through the Hindi paper Amar Ujala in your house. Then there is Sahafat which thinks that it can replace Urdu daily Roznama Rashtriya Sahara just like that. So this was one of those days when the boy changed the newspaper. It was Inquilab. After turning a few pages you realize that the also have Mumbai (Aligarh) in the top bar. Now Pakistan has an Aligarh but Mumbai? Futher investigations reveal that the fron page also has the announcement article-Arrival of Inquilab in the City of Knowledge and Intellect (Shahr-e-Ilm-o-Danish Main Inquilab ki Aamad). Now it makes sense. 72 years old legendary newspaper from Mumbai has started publication from Aligarh. No dak edition but actual publication. That too just a few days after beginning publication from several other cities. Today Meerut and Agra too are honoured with Aligarh. The introductory issue is full of congratulatory messages from every local member of every political party-small or big. Some local news is also covered. Of course Rashtriya Sahara covers more (and the Hindi dailies even more) as well as has a better get up and production. But one thing that the editor says raises hopes-he asserts that there will not be any emotional overplay in news presentation. This will be indeed very nice. News should be served as news and not as a conspiracy theory. Though other daily news papers are better than Urdu weekly Nai Duniya in news presentation but even then they leave a lot to be desired. So good luck to Inquilab. May Allah grant them progress.

These Mullas

Maulwis are the favourite punching bags of us Aligs. Here is a segment from the review of Conflict Zone by Professor Ariful Islam that we mentioned in the previous post:
With tea cups, come fresh arguments — mullahs still hold grip on community, ...
Why this resentment?
There is a reason for this.
There was a Fatwa of kufr on Sir Syed. And fatwas are issued by Maulwis.
This is an old issue.
If an issue is not solved then with time it may die out.
Or it may not.
This one has not. Above statement is a testimony to this fact.
This issue should be solved for it is dividing the Ummah-into groups of religiously and secularly educated.
Allah Most High has decreed that hold on fast to His rope and do not be divided.
Two or three things can be said with surety in this regard. Sir Syed said that his desire was to prepare those students who had philosophy in one hand, science in another and a crown of no god but God on their heads.
The least we can conclude from this that he desired his graduates and hence his followers to remain completely within the bounds of Islam, to submit completely to the Will of Allah Almighty, to give preference to Deen over anything else, to make Islam his guiding principle. In the humble opinion of your poor Alig this is what gave him the strength when he embarked on his journey of reinterpretation of Islam.
The second thing is his obituary of Hazrat Maulana Qasim Sahab Nanotwi (RA). If he had such a high regard for him then why we, nobodies, should indulge in random degradation of Maulwis?
Thirdly this is not a new topic and lots of things have happened from the beginning till now. One of them is the frequent and regular visits by the religious scholars to the university. Clearly the do not trash it. From personal experience due regard and love has been observed about things Aligarian from the religious scholars. Not to return the gesture will be bad etiquette.

So where to begin?
Well by resisting the quips like the above-do not allow it to escape from your lips, er keyboard.
Any thing more?
Yes. What about you suggesting that?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Dr Arif-ul-Islam

He is professor in the statistics section of Women's College at AMU. Has written several books-fiction and non-fiction. He uses fiction too for some purpose. The idea in fiction is that many of the things that you can not say yourself you can get them uttered by the characters. Smart choice indeed. But then if you can not say something yourself then is it not better to leave it unsaid? Hikayat bood bepayaan ba khamoshi ada kardam. (There were to many stories so told them silently.) His book Ataturk Fi Karbala got published as Conflict Zones in English and here is a review.
The book’s importance also lies in the fact that very few original works in English, fiction in particular, recounts student life at AMU.
Then Professor Shafey Kidwai in Hindu.
Book Adda
 Urdu version had many more reviews. 

A Haunting Poem About Prayer

Qari Saleem Seedat takes you to higher planes with his reading. Here.

Eyes Have Begun To Hurt Heart

A poem that will touch your heart. Here.

May Allah Most High provide us the shadow of Hazrat Hakim Muhammed Akhtar Sahab for a long time.

Jumping the Shark

This is a modern phrase. There was a television show that was popular. After sometime they ran out of ideas to keep the viewership of the programme. Try something very adventurous-like jumping a shark. This idea was implemented. So what happened? Nothing. When ratings go down they go down. But a phrase is created. Some thing outrageous in the name of creativity is called jumping the shark. (This post is not an invitation to get hooked to television, serials, shows and all that.)

So there were surfers in the sea. A shark decided to return the favour. Rather then surfer jumping over the shark the shark decided to jump over the surfer. Here is the link. A commenter says that he is shark expert and it is all real. Why not?

Saturday, June 25, 2011

She Got It

What would you associate with the beloved city of your beloved Prophet (PBUH)? Outrage of the day has been identified by sister Miskeenah here.
Hat Tip: Musafir-e-Dasht

Friday, June 24, 2011

Non-Vegetarian Plants

 Some plants are non-vegetarian. By non-vegetarian it is not meant that eating them will be like eating non-veg-the meaning is that these plants eat non-veg. They eat animals. Like this one.

For botany people it is a mundane topic.
See here for a perspective.
A brother grows them as a hobby. See here.
He has to feed them a few times a week. Eeek!

On their own they can trap up to rats and baby monkeys! See the size here.
Monsters-these carnivorous plants.

Only bats can put them in place. See what they do here.
More here, here, here, and here.
And finally Wikipedia.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Weapons of Islamophobia : Demography

Use lies, deceptions, half-truths, technical analysis suited to the needs and create a monster out of Islam (Izlam).

(1) Not a Friend of Muslims Really
(2) Vote for Us

Via : Islam in Europe

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

PPP (Picture Perfect Preposition)

Question: Who killed BB (Benazir Bhutto)?
Answer : B (Bin Laden, of Osama  type).
Question : Says Who?
Answer: Rehman Malik (Of Surah Fatiha Fame: See here and here).

Losing at Negotiation Table

To come to the negotiation table is called the diplomacy.

Someone said that diplomacy is continuation of war by other means. But we do not take it seriously. We think of this statement as if it is some kind of joke. It is a reality designed as a joke. Should be taken seriously.
In present times Islam and Muslims have a broad interface with the rest of the world.
And we are losing at the negotiation table in the sense of not defending ourselves seriously.
Just have a look at the Wikipedia (take that as one of the big negotiation tables-Wikipedia is a source that nobody accepts officially and everybody uses unofficially, that is, practically).
Take for example the page on Former Muslims and Famous Muslim Reverts.
Only now the latter is competing with the former-earlier the latter page looked very miserable.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tony Blair Be Guided

 This is what he said:
To be faith-literate is crucial in a globalised world, I believe. I read the Bible every day. I read the Qur'an every day. Partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is immensely instructive.
 Source : Guardian
 Via : Islam in Europe 

P.S: Do not miss the frenzy of comments there.

Let Us Get It Clear

Allah (SWT) becomes angry with a person on whom the effect of His blessings is not apparent. Thus we should be happy and thankful when we receive His blessings. Like increased viewers. For some time the number of viewers is increasing at An Alig's Armchair. It is apparent from the Clustr Maps on the bottom right. Our hopes are that these are new viewers and Thus Spake Hazrat Shaikh viewers are not being transferred here. We'd like like the traffic to go from here to there and not the other way round. It is a matter of priorities. May Allah Most High guide us on the right path in the right direction.

Crime Free America

Crime in America is dropping. Why? BBC gives ten reasons here.
(1) Obama is the P.
(2) Demand for crack has fallen.
(3) There is smarter policing.
(4) Police has better stat analysis (hence better policing).
(5) Better legal abortion availability.
(6) More criminals are behind bar.
(7) There is less lead in petrol.
(8) Baby boomers frew up.
(9) Video games are keeping the kids busy.
(10) The camera phones have become common.

What can one conclude from it?
(1) They have a good news.
(2) They can not understand it.

What about thanking Lord Most High?

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Tale of Two Articles

Your poor Alig has been struggling to introduce the subject of string theory to the visitors.

No such struggle for Professor S.M.Deen. Here did it some time back. See here. Err .. ah ...ahem we still have to read it.

For quite some time your poor Alig had the desire to check the Aligarh Prayer timings with astronomical calculations. In fact two relevant people were contacted. One gave a satisfactory answer. He too agreed that the help of the other person will be useful. The hick up is that the other person gave unsatisfactory answer. In mathematics we shall say that one minus one is zero.

Professor S.M.Deen has something to say about a related topic-the moon sighting. See here. Caution : Relevant Fiqh has to be checked.

Inane Things

Desert One

Source : Papa Rocket at Flikr
Desert Two

Source : Declan McCullagh Photography

Desert Three

Source : Sheppard Software

Dessert One
Source : Asia Recipe

Dessert Two
Source : Determined Patience

Dessert Three
Source : Recipes Tap

Captain Abbas Ali Khan

Those who have grown up on liberal diet of Indian Freedom Movement know about Colonel Shanawaz Khan and Dhillon and Captain Lakshmi Sehgal and Captain Abbas Ali Khan. These were the Officers of Subhash Chandra Bose's Indian National Army. Ask any Bengali and he'll tell you the real history-that freedom came to Indian because of Bose-not the Mahatma. So what if it was posthumous?

We Aligs are a bit different. A Super Refined (like super refined edible oil) Species of Homo Sapiens and Ashraf-ul-Makhlooqat combined. We do harbour no such consideration for our elders. Here is a story told by Mian. Captain Abbas Ali Khan used to visit the Public Relations Office. It had few old acquaints for him there. His son, journalist Qurban Ali, is also a familiar figure for PR Office. New people know new people and old people know old people. So once a new person from PR Office introduced Captain Sahab to another new person, "This is Captain Abbas Ali Khan father of Qurban Ali". Captain Sahab was not amused. He was displeased. (Just for sake of completeness daughter of (late) Captain Lakshmi Sehgal is Subhasini Ali. Ali because she was once married to Muzaffar Ali. She is very gracious to keep contributing to Alig discussion groups.)

Last Moment Hick Ups

When a person is about to give witness (shahadah) then in a short period he overcomes a large number of hurdles. The guidance that descends from Allah Most High makes these Everest like peaks very insignificant. Here is an example of a brother gifted with ability to convey these moments.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Now that is like a man.
Yes, there you are.
Still alright.
Of course it is not a post about sports.
This is about the least sporting arena of our life.
All of above nonsense was to put off the stronger sex.
(Yes get the strong and weak cleared in your mind. Get connected with reality in the beginning.)
Some females still around?
Alright get your hormones checked.
So guys here it is. This is how a Muslim husband behave.
1. Dress up for your wife, look clean and smell good. When was the last time you went shopping for the best clothing? Just like the husband wants his wife to look nice for him, she also wants her husband to dress up for her too. Remember that the Prophet (PBUH) would always start with Miswak when returning home and always loved the sweetest smells.
2. Use the best names for your wife. Call your wife by the most beloved names to her, and avoid using names that hurt their feelings.
3. Don’t treat her like a fly. We never think about a fly in our daily lives until it ‘bugs’ us. Similarly, a wife will do well all day – which brings no attention from the husband – until she does something to ‘bug’ him. Don’t treat her like this; recognize all the good that she does and focus on that.
4. If you see wrong from your wife, try being silent and do not comment! This is one of the ways the Prophet (PBUH) used when he would see something inappropriate from his wives (R.A). It’s a technique that few Muslim men have mastered.
5. Smile at your wife whenever you see her and embrace her often. Smiling is Sadaqah and your wife is not exempt from the Muslim Ummah. Imagine life with her constantly seeing you smiling. Remember also those Hadeeth when the Prophet (PBUH) would kiss his wife before leaving for Salah, even when he was fasting.
6. Thank her for all that she does for you. Then thank her again! Take for example a dinner at your house. She makes the food, cleans the home, and a dozen other tasks to prepare. And sometimes the only acknowledgment she receives is that there needed to be more salt in the soup. Don’t let that be; thank her!
7. Ask her to write down the last ten things you did for her that made her happy. Then go and do them again. It may be hard to recognize what gives your wife pleasure. You don’t have to play a guessing game, ask her and work on repeating those times in your life.
8. Don’t belittle her desires. Comfort her. Sometimes the men may look down upon the requests of their wives. The Prophet (PBUH) set the example for us in an incident when Safiyyah (R.A) was crying because, as she said, he had put her on a slow camel. He wiped her tears, comforted her, and brought her the camel.
9. Be humorous and play games with your wife. Look at how the Prophet (PBUH) would race with his wife Aisha (R.A) in the desert. When was the last time we did something like that?
10. Always remember the words of Allah’s Messenger (PBUH): ‘The best of you are those who treat their families the best. And I am the best amongst you to my family.’ Try to be the best!
From : Mufti Nawaz Ahmed Khan Sahib (DB)
Via    : Hazrat Nabeel Khan Sahab (DB)
Source : An-Noor

Not Ashamed of Her Islam

If a Muslim wears his faith on his sleeve then please rest assured it is not for the purpose of making face at you. The purpose is to be obedient to his Lord Most High.

Same is true for a female Muslim-called a Muslimah.

Sister Yvonne Ridley is one such sister. She is not ashamed of her Islam. Here she is talking about another similar sister. You'd learn more about Tunisia there than a whole book.

Via: Dr Abu Tamim

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Outstanding Muslim Scholars

Modern educated Muslims usually do not touch the outstanding Muslim scholars like Asra Nomani, Irshad Manji and Ayan Hirsi Ali. What will Americans, British, Europeans and educated people from developing world think? You see, it is civilized world out there. Who can risk being identified with illiterate Muslims?

Alright, enough barbs-it is difficult to pull any way. The point is that brother Abu Nusaybah is not shy of that. He can and does give Muslim perspective of these significant personalities-and others like them. He is there in our blog roll on the right (or here. )

Friday, June 17, 2011

Deja Vu All Over Again

Some thing that is well known to us for years is acknowledged here.

A.G.Noorani on Islamophobia

His single statement can washout years of your reading. Just check his latest book review.

Predict Next Years Result

Have a look here and predict the result for next year.

Decline and Fall of American Empire

Glee is bad etiquette.
Now go there.
The experience of both Rome and Britain suggests that it is hard to stop the rot once it has set in, so here are the a few of the warning signs of trouble ahead: military overstretch, a widening gulf between rich and poor, a hollowed-out economy, citizens using debt to live beyond their means, and once-effective policies no longer working. The high levels of violent crime, epidemic of obesity, addiction to pornography and excessive use of energy may be telling us something: the US is in an advanced state of cultural decadence.

Hat Tip : Colonel Faridi

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Your humble Alig is not a foodie.
Aligs in general are.
No, there is nothing called Aligarh biryani.
Yes, Aligarh has biryani.
Yes, there are good biryani cooks in Aligarh.
So what is the point?
Nothing really. But we still can talk about biryani, no?
It is a rare topic on which the rest of the world is in total agreement with us.
So here is the source that inspired this post.
Here is the Wikipedia biryani page. If you are lazy then below you have the famous Hyderabadi Biryani:

The Bangladeshi Biryani
Iraqi Biryani

Bombay Biryani from Pakistan

Biryani From Sri Lanka

Chicken Dum Biryani

The Wikipedia joke of the day. Paratha is being presented as Irani Biryani from Isphahan. Check quickly before some one edits it. Then we have:
Burmese Biryani from Myanmar (Dumpukht becomes Danpauk!)

Fish Biryani

Sindhi Biryani

 Source : Wikipedia

Sorry, no recipes here. Eating itself is a serious business so why introduce extra complications?
Of course if you still feel hungry then you may visit Biryani Dot Net.

 (If you do not click on above photographs then I'll accuse you of not being hungry.)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Argh Condition

By the Mercy of Allah Almighty your poor Alig got an opportunity to meet two old teachers.
The meeting was after decades. In the mean time your poor Alig had adopted Sunnah appearance. The first reaction of one of the teachers was that we did not send you like that (in that form, look and get up). Both of these were very loving teachers. Many of us, the fortunate ones, are molded by our teachers. Their love is a beacon of light. But after decades is it now to be concluded that it, their love, came with a condition?

And we seek forgiveness from our Lord Most High.

And May Lord Most High guide both of these loving teachers to His Religion.

And your poor Alig has no better gift for them. Your supplications too are requested for their guidance.

And whom Allah guides no one can misguide.

And He is Most Merciful, Most Benevolent.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Too Scared of Allah (SWT)

It is good to be scared of Allah (SWT). It is part of faith, belief, eemaan.
It is not good to be too scared of Allah (SWT). He is Forgiving and Merciful.
West is too scared of Allah.
Yes that is true-in spite of all the atheism there.
Why else they will be scared of Islam? Even if they term it as Political Islam. Fear of Islam is fear of Allah. Islam is surety of Peace. Peace attained by complete submission to the Will of Allah (SWT).
Why would they-the west, look for apolitical Islam? If not for fear of Allah-too much fear.

Trigger : Islam in Europe

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What is Pharyngula?

Answer : It is a stage in developmental biology. See here.
There is also a very famous blog by that name. It is here.
The blogger there is P.Z.Myers. Read about him here.
Like Richard Dawkins he is an aggressive atheist.
Brother Hamza Andreas Tzortzis seeks appointment with Professor PZ Myers at an atheists' meet. Brother Hamza is denied time. Even then brother Hamza tries to catch him outside the venue. See it and more here.

Via : Sunni Forum

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Country Full of Humanity?

Raymond Zack was looking back.
To the certified rescuers.
They did not rescue him.
Budget did not allow them to save him.
Location : San Francisco Bay
Country : That offers Pax Americana. American Peace. Peace offered by the United States of America.
Of course it comes with little bit of collateral damage.
Congratulations to those who have crossed the Atlantic to that humane country.

Source: The Lookout via Sunni Forum

The Obvious Things

We The People
who have got secular education think, too many times, that these religious type people do not know much about the world. In some ways it might be true. No one will ask you to hunt in Deoband if you want the best Mathematician. For best Virologist you will not be directed to Saharanpur. For best Architect you shall not be referred to Nadwa. But is is no surety that we understand this world better than the religious people. For sure they understand the hereafter better than us. Hakim Akhtar Sahab (DB) once mentioned that many times a youngster will come and argue in a way that implies the Elder is just not reaching where youngster's thought are roaming.

This is not limited to youngsters. Even grown up people think that they know better than these Mullas. This is not such an uncommon occurring. We too many times think that these religious people do not understand the obvious things. The matter of fact is that when we live with a wrong notion for a long time then it becomes obvious to us. In reality it just that-a wrong notion. We shall leave the examples to some later posts.

And the ability, capability, opportunity to act upon any intention is from Lord Most High.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Open Sins of Muslims in India

Just see what Caribbean Muslims are promoting here. (No we did not read it.)
See what Scholars say about that subject matter here.

Feel Like Reading

See the reading room at the Institute of Islamic Education, Elgin, IL.
 Feel like reading already? Great.
Source: Bilal Ali at At-Tahavi