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#601 [Permalink] Posted on 8th June 2017 11:38
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So either Kanishka Sinha had a Muslim friend who thought the best way to do Dawah was to present to him
the punishments of the Akhirah.

Or he has simply gone to Islamaphobe websites and decided to parrot the propaganda written in them, but to sound more authentic. He has come up with the story of having studied the Quran cover to cover with a Muslim friend... He most likley did have a friend who mentioned or showed him the Quran rest of his story seems to have been heavily embellished.

There is a whole host of these type of propagandists on the Internet..! I personally came across one who clearly had not read the translation of the Quran kept insisting he had. And also kept mentioning vs of Hell and punishment for disbelievers.

Which he had no doubt taken from them Islamaphobe websites on how to counter a Muslim in 7 easy steps.

You find articles on these professional Islamaphobe websites, comparing Islam to Nazism, and Quran to Mein Kampf.

Anyway here is an extract with the Anti_Islam Propagandist I went back and forth with and as you will see his remarks are eerily similar to the aforementioned Mr Kanishka Sinha.

He stated..."I have read the Quran. A large amount – I think at least 10%, possibly significantly more – is devoted to saying what will become of unbelievers (even if they are good people). They will burn in hell for eternity simply because they don’t believe. If that is not bad enough there is even more sadism involved.

Not only are unbelievers made to be unbelievers by God himself, but “If they ask for showers, they will be showered with water like to molten lead which burneth the faces. Calamitous the drink and ill the resting-place!” [18:29 Pickthall translation]

Needless to say after along and protracted discussion and being exposed, this individual now refuses to engage with me.

Mr Kanishka Sinha are a new breed of more sophisticated Islamaphobes highly educated and often belonging to the cult of "New Atheism", they take propaganda from anti-Islam websites and repackage and articulate in a more eloquent manner, whilst creating some sort of allusion of authority and expertise and personal insight.

Unfortunately this is leaving many our own youth who have never read the Quran, confused, and with
doubts about Islam.

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#602 [Permalink] Posted on 8th June 2017 12:20
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He is from the modern Indian liberal atheistic disposition and amongst those who do write on FB if injustice is met to Muslims of India. In the present times it takes lots of courage and Kanishka and people like him say those things that even I hestitate to utter for fear of retribution.
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#603 [Permalink] Posted on 8th June 2017 15:05
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Whilst that is Commendable from Mr Sinha.

Should we not be wary, of the fact these individuals themselves have a deep dislike and fear of Islam. We have had quite a few of these types in the west who stood up for Muslims, at one time and who then completely switched and became even more Islamaphobic then the people they were criticising.

The first time I saw Christopher Hitchens, was on TV criticising Indians for burning and tearing down Mosques.

Piers Morgan was an Editor of a Newspaper spoke out against foreign policy, stood of for Gaza, spoke against Iraq war, spoke against the Islamaphobia and demonisation of muslims.

All of a sudden he has switched.





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#604 [Permalink] Posted on 9th June 2017 08:08
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This is the problem that I face every moment in my dealings with non-Muslims in India today.
The speak against those who do injustice to Muslims in India and then later on they extract a price
that is excessive.

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#605 [Permalink] Posted on 10th June 2017 11:39
My Contrained Life Space


How constrained is my life as a Muslim by the west and the liberal democrats?

Very constrained.

As a male my life is more constrained because the modern Lib-Dem devotes more time to women's rights than my rights.

My life is more constrained because I do not fall into subaltern group that curries favour from modern Lib-Dems.

My life is more constrained than homosexuals, gays, lesbians and bisexuals for the Lib-Dems will speak for them but not me.

My life is more constrained because modern Lib-Dems will speak more for atheists than me.

My life is more constrained because modern Lib-Dems will speak more for non-Muslim blacks than Muslims, black or not.
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#606 [Permalink] Posted on 21st June 2017 11:04
Ramzan Kadirov


I did not know that Ramzan Kadirov has grown a beard.
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#607 [Permalink] Posted on 21st June 2017 11:12
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#608 [Permalink] Posted on 5th July 2017 08:34
My Own State of Feelings


I am trying my best to keep my spirits high and feelings positive but it is now without significant toll on my emotional energy. Please do not interpret it as any sign of desperation. That is not Islamic and I have not intention or mood to enter that frame. I am merely putting on record the stress the current status of Ummah has put us in. Having said that here is the couplet I posted on Facebook a few moments ago.

Bahaar-e-Taaza Kab Aayegi Tu?
Khizan Ka Mausam Guzar Chuka Hai

Oh the fresh spring, when shall thou come?
The season of autumn is long gone by now

Here is the background. A very perceptive and serious young Muslim put out a newspaper clip on Facebook that lists the verifiable figures of killings of Jewish people in the concentration camps. It is about three hundred thousand. What can be the total actual figure after we add the numbers that we might have missed? that is any body's guess. Somewhere someone decided that we should believe that the figure is six million. If you question this figure then by the churning of the legal wheels spread the world over you will end up in a serious trouble.

So my two kind friends commented on my posts and asked, not advised, me to remove it. I folllowed suit. That is the status of the world as of now. This when I wrote a post with above couplet.
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#609 [Permalink] Posted on 5th July 2017 09:11
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Basically even I am waiting for the scenario to change favour of Muslims. To admit the truth I was expecting that this would happen when the US and NATO forces will leave Afghanistan thinking that the Afghans will teacha lesson to the retreating Americans. It did not happen. Nothing happens without we doing it - except for earthquakes and floods and other calamities. In this case there were no worthwhile Afghans to teach a lesson to the intruders. Afghans had not implemented 9/11 and OBL, after all, was not hiding there and hence technically they did not deserve the hell that was inficted upon them.

Samuel Huntington had written in 1993 that US as a world power has declined. How come US has been destroying Muslims countries even now? The reason is that we Muslims have not atken our affairs into our own hands. Till that happens we shall continue to be on the receiving end.

We Muslims should take our affairs into our own hands. After that even if we make compromises with the west that are worse than western atrocities on Muslim countries we shall be better off. That is the magic of having your strings in your hands.

By the grace of Allah SWT the west has lost a lot of her bite and might and it is merely a matter of Ummah organising herself to oust the western encroahers from the place of power that they have been maintaining themselves in all this time - for five centuries.

The sad thing is that if the west has lost its air then so has the Ummah. Pathetically it even did not try.

At the academic level I can count only two people who stand on their own feet - Professor Mahmood Mamdani and journalist Mehdi Hassan. If some academicians from the Muslim world would have arisen to augment these two brave people and support their views then we would have seen the things changing right before our eyes.

This is a sad state to be in.
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#610 [Permalink] Posted on 12th October 2017 07:39
I just went through a post on the Facebook.

Here is the link.

This is a boy writing from Bihar. I was surprised by the post. I keep digging into the history of Muslims and yet I was not aware of many of the personalities he mentions in his post. I can tell you that most my colleagues at the university are worse off than me. It is wonderful to see a Hindi medium boy having so much of information. Even Dr Israr Ahmed did not include so much in his assessment of resistance movements in Muslim world.
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#611 [Permalink] Posted on 12th October 2017 08:41
The people of resistance mentioned in above report include:

(1) Muhammed bin Abd-al Karim Al-Khattabi of Ajdir Morocco (1882-1963)

(2) (Haji Hafiz Syed) Muhammed Abdullah Hasan of Somalia (1856-1920)

(3) Abdelkader El Djezairi (1808-1883)

(4) Zulaikha Al-Shaib

(5) Omar Mukhtar

(6) Inayatullah Mashriqi

(7) Omar Fakhruddin Pasha
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#612 [Permalink] Posted on 26th October 2017 09:01
On Islamism


The word Islamism is an offensive word. The real word is Islam. People using the term Islamism are acting out Islamophobia. Yet we have to be very careful when we say this to the offenders.
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#613 [Permalink] Posted on 26th October 2017 12:46
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Inayatullah Mashriqi means ALLAMA MASHRIQI of khaksar tehrik ???

I wonder why the boy preferred his name over many other freedom fighters from the same region ?

Interesting indeed !
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#614 [Permalink] Posted on 26th October 2017 14:14
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Actually these boys are just learning the things on spot - by writing posts on FB. Thus we can ignore small slips. What is more disconcerting is the fact that senior people are not spreading the word about our illustrious people of past.

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#615 [Permalink] Posted on 26th December 2017 09:12
13 Things Mentally Strong people Don't Do

Amy Morin

Oust the weak links in your thinking and behavior patterns.
For more than a decade in my work as a psychotherapist, I helped clients identify their existing talents, skills and support systems. Then we’d figure out how to address their struggles by expanding on their existing strengths. For much of my career, I felt like this positive plan of attack was an effective way to help people overcome adversity.

But when I experienced tragedy firsthand, I began to rethink this optimistic method. In 2003 my mother died unexpectedly. Then two days before the third anniversary of her death, my 26-year-old husband suffered a fatal heart attack. Seven years later, I lost my father-in-law.
Throughout my grief, I realized that focusing on my strengths—and ignoring my weaknesses—had serious limitations. If I wanted to emerge from that painful period stronger than before, I needed to pay close attention to the bad habits that held me back. Letting myself feel like a victim, complaining about my circumstances and distracting myself from the pain might help me feel better in the short term but would only cause more problems over the long term.
My hardships taught me that it only takes one or two bad habits—no matter how minor they might seem—to stall progress.
Reaching your greatest potential doesn’t require you to work harder by adding desirable habits to your already busy life. Instead you can work smarter by eliminating the routines that erode effectiveness and siphon off mental strength. Here are the 13 things mentally strong people don’t do:
1. Waste time feeling sorry for themselves.
It’s futile to wallow in your problems, exaggerate your misfortune and keep score of how many hardships you’ve endured. Whether you’re struggling to pay your bills or experiencing a serious health problem, throwing a pity party only makes things worse. Self-pity keeps you focused on the problem and prevents you from developing a solution.
Hardship and sorrow are inevitable, but feeling sorry for yourself is a choice. Even when you can’t solve the problem, you can choose to control your attitude. Find three things to be grateful for every day to keep self-pity at bay.
2. Give away their power.
You can’t feel like a victim and be mentally strong; that’s impossible. If your thoughts send you into victim mode—My sister-in-law drives me crazy or My boss makes me feel bad about myself—you give others power over you. No one has power over the way you think, feel or behave.
Changing your daily vocabulary is one way to recognize that the choices you make are yours. Rather than saying, “I have to work late today,” edit that sentiment to “I’m choosing to stay late.” There may be consequences if you don’t work late, but it’s still a choice. Empowering yourself is an essential component to creating the kind of life you want.
3. Shy away from change.
If you worry that change will make things worse, you’ll stay stuck in your old ways. The world is changing, and your success depends on your ability to adapt. The more you practice tolerating distress from various sources—perhaps taking a new job or leaving an unhealthy relationship—the more confident you’ll become in your ability to adapt and create positive change in yourself.
4. Squander energy on things they can’t control.
Complaining, worrying and wishful thinking don’t solve problems; they only waste your energy. But if you invest that same energy in the things you can control, you’ll be much better prepared for whatever life throws your way.
Pay attention to the times when you’re tempted to worry about things you can’t control—such as the choices other people make or how your competitor behaves—and devote that energy to something more productive, such as finishing a project at work or home or helping a friend with hers. Accept situations that are beyond your control and focus on influencing, rather than controlling, people around you.
5. Worry about pleasing everyone.
Whether you’re nervous that your father-in-law will criticize your latest endeavor or you attend an event you’d rather skip to avoid a guilt trip from your mother, trying to make other people happy drains your mental strength and causes you to lose sight of your goals.
Making choices that disappoint or upset others takes courage, but living an authentic life requires you to act according to your values. Write down your top five values and focus your energy on staying true to them, even when your choices aren’t met with favor.
6. Fear taking risks.
If something seems scary, you might not take the risk, even a small one. On the contrary, if you’re excited about a new opportunity, you may overlook a giant risk and forge ahead. Emotions cloud your judgment and interfere with your ability to accurately calculate risk. You can’t become extraordinary without taking chances, but a successful outcome depends on your ability to take the right risks. Acknowledge how you’re feeling about a certain risk and recognize how your emotions influence your thoughts. Create a list of the pros and cons of taking the risk to help you make a decision based on a balance of emotion and logic.
7. Dwell on the past.
While learning from the past helps you build mental strength, ruminating is harmful. Constantly questioning your past choices or romanticizing about the good ol’ days keeps you from both enjoying the present and making the future as good as it can be.
Make peace with the past. Sometimes doing so will involve forgiving someone who hurt you, and other times, moving forward means letting go of regret. Rather than reliving your past, work through the painful emotions that keep you stuck.
8. Repeat their mistakes.
Whether you felt embarrassed when you gave the wrong answer in class or you were scolded for messing up, you may have learned from a young age that mistakes are bad. So you may hide or excuse your mistakes to bury the shame associated with them, and doing so will prevent you from learning from them.
Whether you gained back the weight that you worked hard to lose or you forgot an important deadline, view each misstep as an opportunity for growth. Set aside your pride and humbly evaluate why you goofed up. Use that knowledge to move forward better than before.
9. Resent other people’s successes.
Watching a co-worker receive a promotion, hearing a friend talk about her latest achievement or seeing a family member buy a car you can’t afford can stir up feelings of envy. But jealousy shifts the focus from your efforts and interferes with your ability to reach your goals.
Write down your definition of success. When you’re secure in that definition, you’ll stop resenting others for attaining their goals, and you’ll stay committed to reaching yours. Recognize that when other people reach their goals, their accomplishments don’t minimize your achievements.
10. Give up after their first failure.
Some people avoid failure at all costs because it unravels their sense of self-worth. Not trying at all or giving up after your first attempt will prevent you from reaching your potential. Almost every story about a wildly successful person starts with tales of repeated failure (consider Thomas Edison’s thousands of failures before he invented a viable lightbulb, for instance).
Face your fear of defeat head-on by stretching yourself to your limits. Even when you feel embarrassed, rejected or ashamed, hold your head high and refuse to let lack of success define you as a person. Focus on improving your skills and be willing to try again after you fail.
11. Fear “alone time.”
Solitude can sometimes feel unproductive; for some people, the thought of being alone with their thoughts is downright scary. Most people avoid silence by filling their days with a flurry of activity and background noise.
Alone time, however, is an essential component to building mental strength. Carve out at least 10 minutes each day to gather your thoughts without the distractions of the world. Use the time to reflect on your progress and create goals for the future.
12. Feel the world owes them something.
We like to think that if we put in enough hard work or tough it out through bad times, then we deserve success. But waiting for the world to give you what you think you’re owed isn’t a productive life strategy.
Take notice of times when you feel as though you deserve something better. Intentionally focus on all that you have to give rather than what you think you deserve. Regardless of whether you think you’ve been dealt a fair hand in life, you have gifts to share with others.
13. Expect immediate results.
Self-growth develops slowly. Whether you’re trying to shed your procrastination tendencies or improve your marriage, expecting instant results will lead to disappointment. Think of your efforts as a marathon, not a sprint. View bumps in the road as minor setbacks rather than as total roadblocks.
You’ll need all the mental strength you can muster at some point in your life, whether it’s the loss of a loved one, a financial hardship or a major health problem. Mental strength will give you the resilience to push through the challenges.
And the great news is that everyone can strengthen his or her mental muscle. Practice being your own mental strength coach. Pay attention to areas in which you’re doing well and figure out where you need improvement. Create opportunities for growth and then challenge yourself to become a little better today than you were yesterday.

Source : Success
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