Age of Jahiliyah

A blog of wide and varied interest, including Islam, Muslims, Poetry, Art and much more.

Archive for the day “September 17, 2006”

OTHER ISLAMIC LINKS

A six minute video: Welcoming Ramadan

A link to an excellent article about the morals of the Qur’an.

Death, Resurrection, Hell (an excellent audio-I know some people who changed their whole outlook on life after listening to this).
Death may catch up with you at any time. Who knows, perhaps this is the moment. Or, it may be much closer than you have ever expected. This may be the last opportunity, the last warning before death comes upon you. Realize your duties to God without losing any time and surrender to Him.

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While skimming the Internet a while back…

“To the editor:

The two most common errors promoted by the politically correct, including our president and the media, are that Islam is a religion of peace and that not all Muslims are terrorists. First, if Islam is a religion of peace, then why do so many Muslims in so many different places use it as a pretext for violence and war without objections by other Muslims? What religion besides Islam urges its adherents to lie to (taqiya) and kill (jihad) infidels? Second, if not all Muslims are terrorists, how do you know which ones you can trust? As the 9-11 report stated, active terrorists number in the thousands, but millions of Muslims worldwide hate Israel and America (and other non-Muslim countries) and endorse deception and violence as the means to the ultimate and universal triumph of Islam.

Zip Ribar

Long Beach”

Such questions like the ones posed in this letter are endless; if you are a Muslim you have unofficially been granted the role to explain every nuance in Islamic affairs. I’ve become a broken tape recorder reiterating the same answer. Read more…

Islamic Sites in Bosnia: 10 Years After the War

From Islamica Magazine

By Asim Zubcevic

A Bosnian Muslim scholar examines the challenges facing the restoration of the country’s historic sites

Many of the finest Islamic monuments in Bosnia were systematically destroyed by Serb Nationalists. Asim Zubcevic, a Bosnian Muslim scholar, examines the challenges facing the restoration of the country’s historic sites and the influence of petro-dollars in changing the spiritual landscape of Bosnia

“All over the country, mosques and minarets have been demolished, including some of the finest examples of 16th-century Ottoman architecture in the western Balkans. These buildings were not caught in the cross-fire of military engagements—in towns such as Bijeljina and Banja Luka, the demolitions had nothing to do with fighting at all—but were blown up with explosives in the night, and bulldozed the following day. The people who planned and ordered these actions like to say that history is on their side. What they show by their deeds is that they are waging a war against the history of their country.” Read more…

FREDERICK DOUGLASS by Robert Hayden

When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful
and terrible thing, needful to man as air,
usable as earth; when it belongs at last to all,
when it is truly instinct, brain matter, diastole, systole,
reflex action; when it is finally won; when it is more
than the gaudy mumbo jumbo of politicians:
this man, this Douglass, this former slave, this Negro
beaten to his knees, exiled, visioning a world
where none is lonely, none hunted, alien,
this man, superb in love and logic, this man
shall be remembered. Oh, not with statues’ rhetoric,
not with legends and poems and wreaths of bronze alone,
but with the lives grown out of his life, the lives
fleshing his dream of the beautiful, needful thing.

Quotations: Our Country, right or wrong…

Our country, right or wrong. When right, to be kept right, when wrong to be put right. – Carl Schurz

Only in death are we no longer part of Project Mayhem. – Chuck Palahniuk

Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live. – Morrie Schwartz

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