Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dostoevsky Question

According to Mr Justice M. Katju Dostoevsky asked how can there be a God when many innocent children suffer of hunger, cold, beatings and deprivations ?

Hunger : God made this world an examination, a trial. Hunger is a trial and some times it does affect children. In Islamic theology children dying in tender age will not only go to heaven themselves but they will also take their parents there. There is pain and there is reward. When we know the pain we also got to believe in the reward. That is the positive attitude in this case.

Cold: Similar considerations as above.

Beatings: In this case the person doing the beating takes the blame and he will pay for it in the hereafter. If there is crime then there is punishment also in hereafter. God is just.

Deprivations: If the deprivation is caused by man then man will be punished for it. If the deprivation is from God then He will reward the deprived person.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ustadh Ali Ataie's Choice

Some of my favorites:
A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman
American Fascism by Chris Hedges
When Atheism Becomes Religion by Chris Hedges
Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
Orientalism by Edward Said
Islam and the Blackamerican: Looking Toward the Third Resurrection by Sherman Jackson
Scattered Pictures by Zaid Shakir
Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire by Hamid Dabashi
Muhammad at Mecca/Muhammad at Medina by W. Montgomery Watt
Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders by Denise Spellberg
The Powers that Be: Theology for a New Millennium by Walter Wink
Reel Bad Arabs by Jack Shaheen
The American Empire and the Fourth World by Anthony J. Hall
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William R. Shirer
Body of Secrets by James Bamford
The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9-11 by David Ray Griffin
Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil by Michael Ruppert
9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA by Webster Tarpley
Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins
Are Muslims Distinctive? A Look at the Evidence by M. Steven Fish
Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject by Saba Mahmood
Civilization on Trial by Arnold Toynbee
1984 by George Orwell
Questioning the War on Terror by Kevin Barrett
Evangelii Gaudium by Pope Francis I
The Franklin Cover-up: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John De Camp
Rabbit Hole: A Satanic Ritual Abuse Survivor’s Story by David Shurter