Shariah, the Saudi style (protests and rallies banned)

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Protests ‘contradict’ Islamic law and are banned, Interior ministry declares

Saudi Arabia has imposed a ban on protests and rallies, the interior ministry declared “the protests and rallies are in conflict with shariah”, hence dubbing them unIslamic.  It amuses me, how Saudi Arabia is the ‘authority’ on Shariah, if it’s in their interest, on a given day, a democratic practice (if it is non-violent and non-raging) which has been there through the history of mankind (not to mention at the time of the Prophet peace be upon him) is suddenly unIslamic! While their minions in Pakistan, continue not only to protest a controversial law, but also glorify a murderer.

Such hypocrisy, from someone who claims to be the ‘servant of the house of Lord’. It isn’t surprising though, we have seen the same ‘twisting of Islamic references‘ from Pakistani (self-proclaimed) clerics too. However, the sad part is that the Islamic world (the common Muslim) fails to see this bigotry. It is due to the ignorance of common Muslims, they are being deceived  by the (self-proclaimed) religious elite. Islam have been hijacked by this elite and being used against a common Muslim. It will be interesting to see how clerics in Pakistan ‘interpret’ Saudi opinion (fatwa) about protests. If they do own it as Islamic, how will they justify their actions on the ‘protection’ of the controversial blasphemy law.

The lesser species: Muslims

Yet another terrorist plot was nipped in the bud when two packages were found and taken into custody at Britain and Dubai.

Its Yemen this time. Yes, a ‘supposedly’ Muslim state. I wonder why Muslims around the world are still sleeping, why don’t they understand how humiliating this is to them? Why don’t we stand up to these radicals and tell them this is not ‘Islamic’ what they are doing? Are they living in dark ages still? Do they not know what Islam stands for?

Islam has always stood for peace and tranquility. It is always for the welfare of human kind. Why have Muslims forgotten their values? What’s even worse, the fact that they always plan huge massacres, be it in Pakistan, America, India or any other place on earth. Alright, if ‘your Islam’ allows you to go to such extents (which it does not by the way) at least be human?

Radicals take the holy scripture as their ‘motivation‘ to carry out such horrendous acts, what they don’t know (or at least they pretend it doesn’t exist) is that the same holy scripture has laid down some rules and guidelines. When to fight, how to fight, most importantly why to fight and who should fight.

22:40 Permission to fight is given to those against whom war is made, because they have been wronged — and Allah indeed has power to help them.

22: 41 Those who have been driven out from their homes unjustly only because they said, ‘Our Lord is Allah’ — And if Allah did not repel some men by means of others, there would surely have been pulled down cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein the name of Allah is oft commemorated.

(Al-Hajj [22] verses 40-41)

How can the Holy Quraa’n be more clear about this subject. Islam is a modest religion. Even in the times of wars Muslims are reminded about the values of Islam.

2:191 And fight in the cause of Allah against those who fight against you, but do not transgress. Surely, Allah loves NOT the transgressors.

2:192 And kill them wherever you meet them and drive them out from where they have driven you out; for persecution is worse than killing. And fight them not in, and near, the Sacred Mosque until they fight you therein. But if they fight you, then fight them: such is the requital for the disbelievers.

2:193 But if they desist, then surely Allah is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (hence show mercy to them)

2:194 And fight them until there is no persecution, and religion is freely professed for Allah. But if they desist, then remember that no hostility is allowed except against the aggressors.

(Al-Baqarah [2] verses 191-194)

What is so confusing about that? Clearly no where does it suggests to slaughter innocent beings. On the contrary, it is only permitted for Muslims to fight only if they are restricted to practice their beliefs. This goes to show how much Islam is against bloodshed, violence and terrorism. If only those who call themselves to be true Muslims could understand

Israel has the right to exist?

Before I start I must clarify that I am not an anti-Semite, Moses is equally Holy and noble to us Muslims as he is the Jews. This article is about some individuals who impose their radical ideas using their (so called) superior knowledge as a tool.

The people of Israel are unique, all the three major scriptures speak of them as the people whom God chose to guide and promised them victories. I don’t know about Torah but in many places within the Bible and the Quraa’n, there is mentioned that these people time and again went astray. Israelites have gone through many hardships over the past centuries, in Egypt, within the Holy land, to and fro from Babylon. Since the beginning, Israel has been at war with various nations, some of which has also been mentioned in the Holy scriptures.

In present times, Israel has continued on its traditions of making enemies with nations around it, thought this time the only one to blame for is the Israeli regime. Jews are sophisticated, honest and humble people. I personally have met and socialized with a lot. Even they despise the ways of the regime in Israel. There are just some individuals with their own interpretation of the scripture who are trying to impose their will (with use of power) upon majority.

Here is why the Israeli regime is viewed evil in the eyes of Jews, Muslims and even orthodox Christians.

There are though, some people in the Christian camp, who support this regime so as to hasten the second return of Jesus Christ followed by Armagedon. They think they are going to heaven after that.

They forget that God perishes those who are unjust with their fellow beings. Israel, since in control of Palestinian property, has been defying international laws, depriving people of basic necessities, committing crimes against humanity and using chemical weapons against its foes. Shockingly, the international community is mysteriously quiet on the crimes committed by the Israeli regime, but is quick to convict others of the same.

This continues with nuclear weapons too, Israel has nuclear weapons, but no one is allowed to say anything to the Israeli regime. On the other hand, Tehran constructed just one reactor and just about all the world turned against Iran. Is it justified? Can Israel have nuclear weapons and Iran don’t? Iran even let the IAEA inspectors in, to this day, no inspector has ever been allowed to inspect Israel’s nuclear facilities. How is that justified?

Famous leaders have been quoted saying “Israel has the right to exist”, with all due respect, so do others. Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iran and Iraq they all have the right to exist don’t they? They co-operate with the UN, they don’t defy international laws, they even sit for negotiations and yet they are the ones who are threatened by the stubborn and heartless Israeli regime. Well if Israel have the right to exist, so does every other country in that region.

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