Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sara Bokker : How I came to Islam

How, Sara Bokker, a former actress, model, fitness instructor and activist gave up the glamorous Miami lifestyle for Islam and found true liberation with Islam and the Islamic dress code for women.

Sara Bokker, Former Actress and Model, USA
Sara Bokker
I am an American woman who was born in the midst of America’s “Heartland”.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Vigilance is the Price of Freedom

Vigilance is the Price of Freedom

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

Just sharing what I’m reading

Excerpt from “THE END OF MONEY AND THE FUTURE OF CIVILIZATION” by Thomas H Greco, Jr. (pp 21 & 22)  (Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont) 

“Laurence Victor goes so far as to say, there are two alternative modes for coordinating activity so as to accomplish what only many hands in coordinated activity could accomplish. The egalitarian mode involves voluntary cooperation to achieve requisite coordination. An exemplar mode might be a tribe’s collective effort in gathering materials and constructing a long house. The egalitarian mode can have leaders or managers, as roles to assist in coordination. Ideally each person contributes as to their existing competencies and interests - and all essential roles are covered. The elitist mode involves forced labor in a top down command structure to achieve coordination ( and even to get persons to act as demanded). The force could be facilitated by slavery or wages, both essential for survival in a prevailing situation. Once a people settled into an elitist mode, it must be defended by force and the indoctrination of labor to accept their status.

For that reason, any excuse for concentrating power and curtailing the personal rights and freedoms to which all are entitled, even national defense or a “war on terror,” must be viewed with suspicion – for as H.L. Mencken observed more than 70 years ago, “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” The real hobgoblins, often created by government itself, can be effectively addressed only by responsible citizenry acting together from its community based.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A's and B's

Assalamu ‘Alaikum

A’s and B’s

We have just completed a job and about to be paid for it. We are given an option to be paid A or B. A, the value is stable, there seems to be a basic value which is unchanged. More changes in the upside fluctuation. B has no basic value. If you hold B its value can be stolen from you by various external forces.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Cis Jebat! Kau penderhaka kepada nusa dan bangsa!

 Assalamu 'Alaikum

Cis Jebat! Kau penderhaka kepada nusa dan bangsa!

Tuah kekanda ku,

Bermadah sedih burung tempua
Fajar menyingsing disangka malam
Sekira ku perlu pilih antara nusa dan bangsa
Akan ku sanjung keadilan, tuntutan Islam.

The dilemma of a Malay in today’s modern world. The dialogue above is an imaginary one between the legendary Malay hero Hang Tuah and his loyal but betrayed friend Hang Jebat. The Sultan wrongfully accused the ever loyal Hang Tuah of treason and sentenced  him to be killed. Hang Jebat avenged his compatriot’s innocence in the only way he knows how, thinking Tuah is already dead. Hang Tuah returned to execute Jebat for betrayal of the Sultan.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Islam and the Future of Money

 Assalamu 'Alaikum,

Compulsory reading for all Muslims.



Abū Bakr ibn Abi Maryam reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah say: "A time is certainly coming over mankind in which there will be nothing (left) that will be of use (or benefit) save a Dinār (i.e., a gold coin) and a Dirham (i.e., a silver coin).” [This prophecy clearly anticipates the eventual collapse of the fraudulent monetary system now functioning around the world.]
(Musnad, Ahmad)

It is both strange and embarrassing that even at this late hour when enemies are about to weld into place the final iron gate of a financial Guantanamo, so many Muslims remain ignorant about the devilish nature of European-created money in the modern world.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dear Douglas

Dear Douglas,
                      This is the Muslim belief as expounded in the Quran and you please share your thoughts with us on how to tell the world about it. Our objective of course is to get all of human kind to join us in the heavens of Allah and not be an enemy to us. Allah created Adam and Hawa (Eve) in heaven. They were cheated by Iblis(Satan) and gets thrown to the world. Allah tells them I will send down messengers to you and your descendants who will bring only one message and that message is La illa ha illallah, There is no god but Allah. Hence Prophet Adam, Noh (Noah), Yusuf(Joseph), Yacob (Jacob) Musa (Moses) and Isa(Jesus) amongst others.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Muslim dilemma today

Tuesday May 31, 2011

The Muslim dilemma today

By Dr Wan Azhar Wan Ahmad, Senior Fellow/Director Centre for the Study of Syariah, Law and Politics

There is an apparent disunity among Muslims as reflected in the number of major political parties, and they are generally in a state of crisis in almost every respect of life. MUSLIMS, regardless of times and locations, have been facing a varied magnitude of challenges since the very inception of Islam. This will never cease to happen.
In Islam and Secularism (1978), Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas, a contemporary Muslim thinker and the 2011 recipient of the Most Prominent Malay award, observes that these challenges may be categorised into two: internal and external.
The former pertains to challenges originating within Muslims’ own territory and intellectual history, and the latter from the outside world, resulting from their encounter with alien cultures and civilisations.
Both categories of challenges, either intellectual or physical in nature, bring equally destructive consequences to the Muslim community (ummah).
Let’s examine the conditions of Muslims in this country today. They are generally in a state of crisis almost in every respect of life – religiously, socially, economically and politically.
Far from simply unleashing sweeping statements, I am neither emotional nor judgmental here. But the above phenomenon can be discerned, among other things, from the increasing number of ignorant, secular and non-practising Muslims.