by: Kashif Javed
Expression of my helplessness in wake of the atrocities committed against the muslims around the world.
As morbid as living dead we walk
Oblivious of pain within our creed
The reek of blood has seamed within
As youth ashamed of self we breed
As we look away from the endless rape
And then persist with the shameless gait;
We Curse the heavens and stars of luck
Disgraced, accept the hand of fate
by: Zeemad Khan
The fifth article of faith in Islam is to believe in the Final Day, the Day of Judgment, when people will be resurrected and gathered for Judgment, and then will be given the glad tidings of Paradise or the doom of Hell-Fire. This is a very big topic, so I will only mention some of the events of the Last Day and I will be very brief.
Muslims believe that when a person dies, the Trial of the Grave begins, which involves questioning the deceased person in his grave about his Lord, his religion, and his Prophet. Allah says: “Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world (i.e. they will keep worshipping Allah Alone and none else), and in the Hereafter. And Allah will cause to go astray those who are Zaalimoon (Polytheists and wrong-doers), and Allah does what He wills.” (Ibrahim: 27) The believer will say: “Allah is my Lord, Islam is my religion, and Muhammad is my Prophet.” The unbeliever or the hypocrite will say: “I do not know. I heard the people saying something and I said it.” The believers will abide in their graves with comfort and upon death, they will be greeted by the Angels and will be given the good news of Paradise as Allah says: “Those whose lives the angels take while they are in a pious state (i.e. that is pure from all evil and worshipping none but Allah) saying (to them): ‘Salaamun ‘Alaikum (peace be upon you) enter Paradise, because of that (the good) which you used to do (in the world).’” (An-Nahl: 32).
By: Haris Mumtaz
Disclaimer: Statements, opinions and views expressed in the below article, are that of the author himself in light of his rigorous research on the subject. Readers can disagree at any point and are encouraged to share constructive criticism.
October 30th 1938, just another evening in New York where city life was streaming along nicely and people were busy in their lives fulfilling their social requirements with nothing unusual whatsoever when mercury network, a radio station in New York interrupts the music of Ramon Rachello and his Orchestra from the Park Plaza Hotel for a special news bulletin. This was the beginning of an infamous War of the Worlds broadcast with its terrifying real description on an alien invasion from Planet Mars. Within few hours of the broadcast, a million people were out in the streets, panic and scared of fact that a profound phenomenon of alien existence and invasion is coming out of comic books and becoming a part of their everyday reality which might change their lives forever or even end it. The state of panic was so much so that later that night and next morning media personnel from mercury radio had to come on the network to cover the story where they failed to explain the reason for this interruption and clarify the real agenda behind this false propaganda of an alien invasion. Those who lived their lives in disarray till today still don’t know the real reason behind this falsehood that it was a part of a complex psychological warfare test for analyzing the possibilities of human mind control and getting desirable behavioral outcome for future remunerations. The test was conducted by C.D Jackson under the umbrella of the Rockefeller Foundation a name which requires no introduction whatsoever.
by: Zemaad Khan
The fourth article of faith in Islam is to believe in the Prophets and Messengers of Allah (SWT). Approximately 124,000 Prophets have been sent and about 315 Messengers. It is an obligation to believe in all of them even if their stories have not been related to us.
In Arabic the word “Nubuwwah” means Prophethood and it is derived from the Arabic word “Naba’” which means “news”. Allah (SWT) says: “Declare (Nabbi) unto My slaves, that truly, I am the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.” (Al-Hijr: 49) And Allah (SWT) said: “…Then when he told her (Nabbhaa) about it, she said, ‘Who told (Anba’ka) you this?’ He said, ‘The All-Knower, The All-Aware (Allah) has told me (Nabba’anee).'” (At-Tahreem:3) So, the word “Naba’” is “news” and “Nabee” is the one who provides information about Allah. There is another opinion among some scholars regarding “Nabiyy (Prophet),” which is derived from “Nabwah” and “Nabaawah” that it refers to a high ground, meaning that the Prophets are honored over all other creatures.
by: Zemaad Khan
A major misconception that many non-Muslims have about Islam is the word ‘Allah’. They believe that Allah is the God of the Muslims only, this is totally false. We Muslims believe that Allah is the Lord of all Creation, everything in the Heavens above, on the Earth and whatever is in between belongs to Him. ‘Allah’ is simply the Arabic word for ‘God’ – and we Muslims believe that there is only One God. Let there be no doubt – We Muslims worship the God of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, John and Jesus the son of Mary (peace be upon them all) and many others. It is important to note that ‘Allah’ is the same word that Arabic-speaking Christians and Jews use for God. If you pick up an Arabic Bible, you will see the word ‘Allah’ being used where ‘God’ is used in English