Friday, 30 March 2012

What images do you see in your Masjid carpet?



عن النعمان بن بشير رضى الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال :
 " عباد الله لتسون صفوفكم أو ليخالفن الله بين وجوهكم" أخرجه البخارى.
An-Nu‘mān bin Bashīr رضى الله عنه narrated that Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “O slaves of Allāh! Straighten or rows or Allāh will certainly turn your faces against each other.” [al-Bukhārī]

Two common complaints amongst Muslims today are:
  1.           Why can’t Muslims unite? Why doesn’t organisation X unite with organisation Y?
  2.        Why do we have so many problems?

Both questions require in depth replies, but certain factors, however small, need to be considered:
  1.       How can we unite when we ignore the basic prescriptions of Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم, such as straightening our Ṣufūf during Ṣalāh? Did he not warn us that not doing so would cause disunity? No amount of conferences and movements can create unity when the Most Truthful Nabī e has warned of dissension due to crooked rows.
  2.        Ṣalāh is our communication with the solver of all problems. What communication do we have if we have no concentration?

As trivial or even absurd as it may seem to the respected reader, I draw attention to the fact that – unintentionally or otherwise – the carpets in our Masājid are designed to create crooked rows and distracted Ṣalāh. There are of course a host of additional factors to consider, but every factor should be considered without bias. Are disunity and incorrect Ṣalāh trivial matters?

Three rows per Ṣaff
Our insistence on having needlessly fanciful carpets and not sufficing with a simple, thin straight line causes a phenomenon where up to three rows can be witnessed standing in a single Ṣaff. How can the Ummah unite when we have an attitude ultimately based on egotism, outdoing others and extravagance?
See below picture. The three black lines point to the three rows confused Muṣallīs can choose from.

 ?Where do I stand

Three row, one Saff














Mitre
Has the Pope visited your local Masjid recently?
Chances are that he frequents your Masjid more often you do. Do you know that some Masjid carpets are imported from Catholic Belgium and Spain? Is it mere coincidence then that the Cross finds its way into the Masjid by way of Muslim paid for carpets? See below and decide.

? Crosses extending diagonally from the bottom
Catholic Mitre?
Are those 5 Palm trees going vertically up each "pillar" or 5 Crosses?



















Pareidolia?
Pareidolia is the concept in Psychology which explains why the human mind tries to form images out of random patterns. This is a fact which we all experience. This on its own is sufficient reason why our Masjid carpets should be plain, without Pareidolia invoking patterns and supposed flowers.

Sometimes words are formed, find the love below:













Now how often do you see a FACE distracting you from Ṣalāh?
A distraction from Ṣalāh would be sufficient cause for concern. What is more worrying is if you compare these faces. Why are they almost all the same? Why no other human face? No women for example. Note the eyes, beard, horns and goatish face in all of them and compare with Mister below. Makes you think doesn’t it?


















Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus
Finally, have you heard of the  Egyptian idol the Eye of Horus and which might possibly represent ad-Dajjāl? Even he might be visiting your Masjid.







Masjid Carpet
Eye of Horus















Dollar - Masonic Eye


All this may be far-fetched coincidences, but this does not negate the fact that we with our own hands and money bring things into the Masjid which divide the Ummah and destroy Ṣalāh.


An appeal is made to the Ummah to rectify their intention when building houses of Allah. Stop  our needless extravagance and fancies. Plain carpets can be installed when a new Masjid is built or when a carpet becomes worn. The alternative is crooked rows and distractions in Ṣalāh.  


Plain but beautiful is possible

سليمان الكندي

Monday, 19 March 2012

"Shiah" - Jewish alliance inevitable from history


In his article Azerbaijan-Israel: A Shia Jewish Alliance, Mr Roy Tov, A Jewish convert to Christianity asks, "Can this unlikely pact be explained?" Whilst the realpolitik he presents as explanation is certainly relevant, Muslims of the Sunnah should not be surprised and should not find anything "unlikely" about this. This topic cannot be fully covered in this short article and only certain points are presented for the reader's further study.

What is surprising about a pact which was forged from day one? Firstly, we of the Ahlus Sunnah are the real Shiah [partisans] of Ali [may Allah be pleased with him]. They who attribute false claims to him were labelled by his descendant, Zayd, as, "Rawāfid," Dissenters. That Rifd was initiated by a Yemeni Rabbi, Abdullah bin Saba, is known and admitted even by the Rawaafid, e.g.Rijal-i-Kashi, p.71. What many need further education on is how Jews further fostered Rifd ideology through the centuries. Arabic readers should avail themselves of the book لله ثم للتاريخ كشف الأسرار وتبرئة الأئمة الأطهار (For Allah then History, Revealing the Secrets and Exonerating the Pure Imaams). The author, as-Sayyid Ḥusyan al-Musawī was a Rāfidi scholar and confidante of the exiled Khomeini. Allah guided him and he exposed  the truth behind Rifd. May Allah grant me the opportunity to translate this much needed book into English.

This book is not the only one to discuss the prophesies of the Rawāfiḍ:

  • The Rāfidā Mahdi will rule with the Law of David.
  • He will speak Hebrew.
  • His reign will initiate a massacre of Arabs and Sunnis.
  • He will demolish al-Masjid an-Nabawi and revere Karbala instead.
 - so... is he Shiah Mahdi, Jewish Messiah or ad-Dajjal? Clearly all three rolled into one! The aim of the Rabbis whom al-Musawi exposed,   was to deviate as many Muslims as possible to accept Dajjal, their Messiah, as the Mahdi. To a great extent they have succeeded.


Examine history and know that they are not our brothers.

  • They joined hands with the Crusaders against Islām.
  • Their plots drew in the Mongols who massacred hundreds of thousands of Sunnis in Baghdad whilst sparing the Rawaafid. [A study comparing contemporary Baghdad might be in order].
  • Persia was majority Sunni (Shaafi'ee). The Rawāfiḍ enforced conversion at the point of the sword in 1502. This is why the borders, where the army's reach was weaker, are still Sunni.  Again , the hundreds of thousands of Sunnis butchered meant nothing to them.
  • To this day, Sunnī Masājid are demolished in Iran, whilst Jews are accorded full respect. "Khomeini" was one of the greatest deceptions of the past half century. A good starting point to discover the truth would be this link.    
  • Many more events expose the Rawāfiḍ. It should also be mentioned that if one examines the ancestry of the "Young Turks" whose coup was directly designed to destroy the Ottoman Empire and hand over Palestine to the Zionists, everyone of them will be found to be descended from the elder brothers of the Rawāfiḍ, the Jews.
In conclusion, consider why did Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم say that 70,000 Jews from Isfahaan (Iran) will follow ad-Dajjal as narrated by Muslim, but also "70,000 from my Ummah" as recorded in Sharhus Sunnah? Who are the only ones who can be "Jews" and "my Ummah" at one and the same time? A group initiated and nurtured by the Jews but who also claim to be Muslim. A group which came to control Ifahaan 500 years ago. A group also in control of Azerbaijān.  

A pact unlikely on the surface, but absolutely unsurprising in the light of history.



سليمان الكندي

Monday, 5 March 2012

Palestine by another name will not smell the same

روى أحمد وأبو ليلى حديثا من سمى المدينة يثرب فليستغفر الله، وهي طابة وفي رواية فليستغفر الله ثلاثا . 


Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “He who calls al-Madīnah Yathrib should seek Allāh’s forgiveness. Indeed she is Ṭābah (the Pure City).” [Aḥmad]

Another narration says, “He should seek Allāh’s forgiveness thrice.”

The colonisation of the lands of Islam is an undeniable fact. What few wish to acknowledge is that colonialism was so thorough that even the religious amongst us need to examine if our minds belong to Allāh or do we automatically fall into the paradigm which the colonial masters have set? For example, let’s discuss the issue of substance versus terminology. A great proportion of Muslims would feel more at ease paraphrasing Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet rather than referring to Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم . They nod as if they are sages of the era and exclaim, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Case closed.

There are two problems with this:
1.      That a Kāfir’s words should be our primary point of reference is indeed horrifying, even if the words be true. Do we not realise that we have displaced Allāh and His Rasūl صلى الله عليه وسلم from our minds? Are we not slaves of Allāh – body, mind and soul?
2.      There is indeed a principle in Islāmic law that substance overweighs terminology, but this is not all-encompassing. The above Ḥadīth is one of several in which Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم  indicates that reality is influenced by terminology. Otherwise why the offence at “Yathrib” versus “al-Madīnah”?

The offence he felt at the term, “Yathrib” is further demonstrated by the narration of al-Ḥākim in his Ta’rīkh, “The recompense for one who calls al-Madīnah Yathrib is that he says, ‘al-Madīnah’ ten times.”

So important is correct terminology that Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم  was not shy to change a term he himself had previously used. He said, “If they knew what is in ‘Atmah and Ṣubḥ they would come to them even if they had to crawl.” [Muslim] Yet we were later prohibited from using that term ‘Atmah as a lowly term of the Bedouins for their time of milking their camels. We are to use the word ‘Ishā’ [Muslim]

The Kuffār understand the importance of correct terminology having an effect on reality. Note the vicious dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the latter’s name. Greece only recognises Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia NOT Macedonia!

By ignoring the teachings of Rasūlullāh صلى الله عليه وسلم  we have allowed our enemies to dictate the terms of dialogue unto us, until we have lost the plot. Listening to Prof ‘Abdul ‘Azīz ‘Amr who had been imprisoned and tortured for 12 years, I noted his avoidance of the term, “Israel.” How can he use the term which Allāh had conferred upon His Nabī Ya‘qūb ‘alayhis salām in reference to those “Zionist criminals” as he called them, who had so viciously tortured him and still keep him from his home and family (in Baytul Muqaddas NOT Jerusalem)? The professor used the term, “Zionist entity” when referring to the illegal occupation of ALL Palestine.

This was the attitude of Muslims for a long period after 1948. Today one even hears a Muslim radio station mention, “Temple Mount,” instead of al-Ḥaram ash-Sharīf. So brainwashed are we that our words give the sacred Masjid away to become a Jewish temple.
 Yes, the treatment of our brethren is of great concern – whether in Palestine or elsewhere. Yes, confiscation of Muslim lands is of concern – whether in Palestine or elsewhere. However, by dropping terms of protest such as, “Zionist entity” we have allowed the enemy to dictate unto us the terms of discussion. We have lost the plot and express outrage at the uprooting of olive trees. How dare they?!!!

O slaves of Allāh! That is not the point! Were they to leave every tree alone, not arrest any Palestinian, not break a single bone of a single child we are still obliged to heed the original issue – Palestine belongs to Islām and the illegitimate terrorist entity has no place there, not even in the eyes of honest Jews and Christians who have always been welcome in the lands of Islām.  They already dominate the media, so they deny these atrocities even exist. By making the atrocities the sole topic of debate, the Muslims have helped end the debate.

Palestine – or a more beautiful term I prefer is Masran Nabī (the land where the Nabī صلى الله عليه وسلم  made his Isrā’) will be liberated, but first the tongues and minds of Muslim need liberation. 



سليمان الكندي