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#2056 [Permalink] Posted on 30th April 2014 11:40
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Only Islam, Judaism and some sects of Christianity forbid cremation. There is no "Christian Ijmah" on cremation from the bible :P
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#2057 [Permalink] Posted on 30th April 2014 15:23
This post has been reported. It could be due to breaking rules or something as simple as bad use of bbcodes which breaks the page format. We will attend to this soon.
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#2058 [Permalink] Posted on 30th April 2014 15:29
Check out Arab road skating if you haven't already seen it on YouTube.
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#2059 [Permalink] Posted on 30th April 2014 15:47
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#2060 [Permalink] Posted on 30th April 2014 16:01
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Oh snap(!) That's skillful but still mad crazy.

Imagine what they'd be able to do if those skills were used for Deen...
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#2061 [Permalink] Posted on 30th April 2014 16:28

Wikipedia edit from government computer added Muslim insult

Wikipedia on a phone Edits linked to IP addresses used by government computers were made over the course of several years

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The charity that represents Wikipedia in the UK has condemned edits made from government computers after more incidents of vandalism emerged.

The BBC has discovered that the phrase "all Muslims are terrorists" was added to a page about veils.

Another edit deleted text in Cherie Blair's entry about the flat-buying scandal that made headlines in 2002.

The Liverpool Echo last week revealed that insults had been added to the entry for the Hillsborough Disaster.

Stevie Benton, from Wikimedia UK, told the BBC: "We find this kind of vandalism appalling."

Wikimedia UK is the local arm of the global Wikimedia Foundation, the charity set up by the online encyclopaedia's founder Jimmy Wales to support the thousands of volunteers who edit and maintain Wikipedia.

"Wikipedia is the encyclopaedia that anyone can edit," Mr Benton added.

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It is shocking and cause for great concern”

Nasima Begum Muslim Council of Britain

"This openness has led to an enormous reference work of great value. While vandalism does occasionally happen we are grateful to the many thousands of volunteers who write, edit and organise the content."

In an email, the Cabinet Office reiterated its statement on the matter.

"The amendments made to Wikipedia are sickening. The behaviour is in complete contravention of the Civil Service Code. It is entirely unacceptable."

It added: "The Civil Service Code applies at all times, and we take breaches very seriously. We have already announced an investigation to examine offensive edits to Wikipedia, and will look at other concerns raised."

'Spells evil'

The BBC found more than a hundred instances of inappropriate editing, vandalism and deletion made by computers accessing Wikipedia through the two IP addresses known to be used by government machines.

A change made to the entry for "veil" in October 2006 added: "It should be noted that the word Veil, when the letters rearraged [sic], spells evil.

 Large parts of an entry about Cherie Blair were deleted

"Since the Veil is mostly worn by Muslims, and all Muslims are terrorists (with the argument for this being that all terrorists have been Muslim), this fact should be dually [sic] noted by all."

The comment was removed by a Wikipedia volunteer six minutes later.

Nasima Begum, a spokeswoman for the Muslim Council of Britain, told the BBC: "It is these types of attitudes that create an unnecessary climate of fear and hostility.

"It is shocking and cause for great concern that inflammatory comments like these should be sent from someone within the government."

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As well as vandalism, large passages of text were deleted.

In 2002, Cherie Blair made a public apology after it had emerged she had bought two flats, at a discounted price, with help from convicted fraudster Peter Foster.

Paragraphs about the incident in Mrs Blair's Wikipedia entry were removed by a government PC in October 2005.

Later, a different user would revert the changes, arguing that they were "relevant to the subject's reputation".

The BBC was unable to reach Mrs Blair to discuss the matter. There is no indication that she had any knowledge of the changes.

Other edits made by government machines included:

How edits were uncovered

  • Wikipedia allows any web user to make changes to its pages, but this leaves a trace through the user's internet protocol (IP) address
  • Changes are monitored by Wikipedia, but internet trolls have been known to post insulting material, which is usually swiftly removed
  • Liverpool Echo reporter Oliver Duggan discovered that insults posted on the website's Hillsborough Disaster page had been made using computers within the government's internal intranet
  • He confirmed this after referring to a list of 34 IP addresses used by the government released by former minister Angela Eagle in 2008
  • The BBC analysed two of the addresses - 195.92.40.49 and 62.25.106.209 - to find the edits contained in this article
  • In the entry for the London bombings, links to websites detailing popular conspiracy theories were added.
  • The article for former prime minister Tony Blair was deleted in its entirety and replaced with the words "he should be assassinated".
  • Homophobic insults were added to the entry for newspaper columnist Richard Littlejohn.
  • Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who has worked for the government on healthy eating initiatives, also had homophobic insults added to his page.

Mr Benton, from Wikimedia UK, praised the work of Wikipedia editors in correcting the changes.

"Edits of this nature are removed very quickly by the volunteers who write and edit Wikipedia," he said. "Often in a matter of minutes."

Edits made by government computers have come under close scrutiny following the Liverpool Echo's report showing how insulting remarks about Liverpool fans were added to the page detailing the Hillsborough Disaster.

The changes were identified by analysing edits made by two IP addresses - 195.92.40.49 and 62.25.106.209 - known to be connected to the Government Secure Intranet (GSI).

The GSI is used to allow government machines to connect to the internet securely.

Investigation

The Cabinet Office has admitted that, due to the nature of its computer network, it would be almost impossible to track down who is responsible for the offensive remarks.

A spokesman said: "We are exhausting every option. Anyone with information should contact the Cabinet Office."

Unlike most people's home internet connections, where an IP address can sometimes be used to pinpoint one particular computer, large organisations tend to mask individual machines for security reasons.

It is also possible to "spoof" IP addresses to make the source of a connection look like it is coming from somewhere else. However, several of the offensive messages were made prior to the government IP addresses being disclosed in 2008.

Government machines were also used to vandalise, or "troll", on several pages, including:

  • In the entry about indie band The Libertines: "[T]he more astute critics correctly identify the band as scum", and added a remark about lead singer Pete Doherty's drug use.
  • Comments about footballer Wayne Rooney that said he was "currently knocking off 'queen chav' Coleen McGlochlin".
  • The deletion of the entire post for Irish politician Christopher Byrne, replacing it with simply "is a sexy beast".
  • Changing the entry for BBC presenter Peter Levy to list "Adolf Hitler" as an ex-partner.
  • Describing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger as being "made of clay".

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#2062 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2014 02:01


A photo of this type of crescent moon really does it injustice; it's much more beautiful in person.
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#2063 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2014 11:24
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But it's evidence!

I've taken one and posted it on the first a few months ago :) although that particular month had completed 30 days so no big deal on sighting.
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#2064 [Permalink] Posted on 2nd May 2014 19:56
THE CRUISE OF SHAITAAN SATANICALLY DUBBED

"EID SALAAM CRUISE"

REGARDING THIS DEVILISH HARAAM SHIP CRUISE TO JAHANNAM, MAULANA DAWOOD SEEDAT OF PIETERMARITZBURG OFFERED THE FOLLOWING NASEEHAT:

'Lets leave all the Fatwas, lets leave everything else we are busy listening to the sacrifice and Qurbaani of Sahaaba (Radhiallahu Anhum), Nabie-Karrim (Sallahu alayhi wasallam) Sacrifice and all of that. With all this in mind, I ask you to compare this whole thing to a ship cruise, 'Muslim ship cruise' or Kaafir ship cruise whatever it may be. Can you marry the boat? Can you marry the boat on that boat? Leave everything else, leave which radio station is advertising, leave which presenters are going to be onboard, leave which Mufti said its permissible, leave all the technicalities and justification, leave all these things aside. This is our deen, what we read now (about the sacrifice of Sahaabah etc), is our Deen. This is the Asal this is the Mizaaj of Shariat. Now can you take this and marry it with the cruise? Does a cruise feature anywhere in this? Can you fit it in somewhere here? If you can fit it in then well and good and if you can't fit it in then know that this type of thing is very far away from our Deen. Who can justify it, what fatwas can be passed, but at the end of the day this is not the Mizaaj of our Deen. This is not the Mizaaj of Shariah....

.. I am asking you, put your hand on your heart and ask yourself this question, that this is the history of my Deen, I am a Muslim, this is where I come from, Can I fit a cruise into this life of mine? This is how my life is supposed to be, Does this cruise feature anywhere in my life? Whatever answer you get, you practice on that. Ask your heart...

...Our Hadhrat (Ml. Yunus Patel Rahmatullah alayh) used to say, will we be comfortable with taking Nabi (Sallahu alayhi wasallam) to our homes right now?, If it was possible will we be comfortable?. And let him go through our whole house, go through our business, see how things are run etc. Do we think Nabi (Sallahu alayhi wasallam) will be comfortable in our house, in our Business? Now extend that question also to this, that you inviting this presenter, that presenter. If Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was alive would you have had the guts to go invite him for this? You calling it a Muslim cruise, like everything is 100% kosher, Islamic, permissible. So if it is a Muslim Islamic cruise would you have had the guts to go tell Nabi (Sallahu alayhi wasallam), I've got a complimentary ticket for you to come join us on this cruise? Huh? Will anybody have the guts???

So all these Fitnas, at the end of the day, is our capitalistic greed! We want to make money! So we will use anything, Souk! Curise! Whatever we can use, any name and give it an Islamic/ Muslim connotation and it will sell. Because Muslims got so much money they don't know what to do with it...

...today it's a cruise, next year it will become something else.

We say it's a Muslim cruise, why? Because we closed the casino, we closed the night club. But we know the next cruise they will open all this again, but it's okay! It was filthy they'll make it clean. It's like now it tell you, we got a toilet, I'll give supper in the toilet. I'll clean it out and put a dastargaan there. Go sit it the toilet and eat! What's the problem! After you done then we will use it as a toilet again. So will you go?

That's exactly what they telling us, we got all this Haram things here, prostitution takes place here, there's a night club here, strip club here, casino here gambling etc. But when the Muslims come well close all this and when the Muslims get off we will open it again....

That's the one thing, the other is they say the food is all halaal, so the fellow goes and sits in the Casino, but he phones Hadhrat and asked if the food is all Halaal? He's worried about the chicken, but he's sitting in a Casino, that he's not worried about!

So they say the food is Halaal and they closed the Casino etc and made Namaaz facilities. So now it became Muslim. So I want to know now every Muslim male and female that goes on this cruise, all the ladies are in purdah, so what are they going to do? are they going to split the ship in half? Men on one side and ladies on one side? With the dinning hall what are they going to do ? Make separate dining for ladies and separate dining for men? Or will everybody be sitting together and intermingling?

And what will they do with the swimming pool? So that aunt that paid her ticket and decides she wants to show her filthy body off and put on a swimming costume and dive in the pool, can any body stop her !? So how did it become Muslim? What is Muslim about it? This is my problem with it!

Those people going on cruises must go find out from Muftis whether its permissible or not but don't use Islam's name and Muslim's name because you want to fill your pocket. You want to make all the Muslims come so you say 'Muslims curise'. There's nothing Muslim about it! Nowhere in the Quraan Shareef nowhere in the Hadeeth Shareef were we told that we must make Muslim cruises. So don't fool ourselves...

...May Allah (subhanawatallah) bless us with Qalbisaleem (pure, clean, thinking heart) where we can see right from wrong...

Take the money and go for Umrah no one is stopping you. Why do we have to start this, don't we have enough fitnah. People in Madrassahs in Muslim Schools, we are getting reports. Muslims schools teachers are getting involved with one another, zina is taking place you think it's not going to happen on a ship, people are going for Umrah they committing Zina, think its not going to happen on a ship!...

...It's all one big lie, we making a mockery of our deen, what we feel like making amal upon we make amal upon. What is not suitable to our nafs, we leave. Then we get this fatwa and that fatwa, today fatwas have become very cheap! Read Deen and see whether all these things fit in with the Mizaaj of our Shariat, do they fit in with the Mizaaj of our Deen.

Deen is Tabligh, Deen is Tassawuf, Deen is Ta'laam etc. Not all of this. This is all filth!....

source: the majlis
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#2065 [Permalink] Posted on 4th May 2014 03:00
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Amen to dua.

A number number of incidents like these in Pakistan which tear my heart out. Now I don't watch news channels cos it can just add to your frustration. I watched many series of 'Crime petrol' [India] large number of heinous crimes that I thought are committed only in pk are also committed in India. khair crimes are crimes no matter committed in Pakistan or India or anywhere. If Pakistan isn't the best place to live in, farar i.e escape is also not the sunnah of our prophet sallallaho alaihi wasallam. we need organizations like this one working for the Islah of pkistan.
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#2066 [Permalink] Posted on 4th May 2014 17:26
The Final Taste
by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh)

There is an incident related of a Sahabi (RA), who, on coming across the verse :
'Every soul shall taste of death.'

...read it so many times that a voice was finally heard saying: 'Your recitation has already caused the death of 4 Jinn.'

In Arabic, the word, 'zaa`iqa' means 'to taste'.

We should connect this ayah (verse) with what we understand of 'taste'. Sometimes the taste is bitter, sometimes it is sweet, and sometimes it is bitter-sweet. We have sugar-coated pills because everyone wants to taste sweetness. Everyone wants a taste of enjoyment.

Our beloved Allah Ta'ala is informing us of the final taste of this worldly life and that taste is the taste of death.

Death is an indisputable reality and each one has to experience it. So Allah Ta'ala tells us : "Every nafs shall taste of death."

Since the taste of death is a must for everyone that enters into this world, we need to work on developing our spiritual appetite for death.

If we want sweetness in death, then our actions will have to be sweet. ...I do not think we need to even ask if there is anyone that would like a death which is 'bitter'.

Hazrat Maulana Yusuf (RA) delivered his last bayaan (talk) in Lahore, Pakistan. It was during this talk that he had a heart attack, and it was on the way to the hospital that he passed away. He was only in his 40s, so his death was very sudden and unexpected.

A woman, who was deeply grieved over his death, had a dream, in which she saw Hazrat Maulana Yusuf (RA). She asked him: 'How did you pass away?'

He replied : "The Tajalli of Allah Ta'ala was so intense whilst giving that talk, that I could not bear it. A beautiful rose was then brought to me and as I smelt it, my soul departed."

A few days later, Maulana Umar Palanpuri (RA) who was a close friend of Maulana Yusuf (RA), saw him in a dream and asked him: 'Did you meet Rasulullah (Sallallaahu 'alayhi waSallam)?'

He replied : 'Yes. Come I will also take you.' - and in the dream, he takes Maulana Umar Palanpuri (RA) with.

This is what we call "sweetness" of death.


To make our death sweet, we will have to make our a'maal (actions) sweet. We cannot expect roses and flowers to grow, if we plant thorns.

If we do A`maal-e-Sawleha (righteous deeds), then Allah Ta'ala promises a pleasurable life (Hayaatan Tayyibah) together with success in the next life.

"Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a Believer - We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward (in the Hereafter) according to the best of what they used to do."
[Surah an-Nahl : 97]

...If not, then read the incidents of the nations of the past and the bitter end they met. ...Allah Ta'ala protect us all.
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#2067 [Permalink] Posted on 4th May 2014 18:35
Seeking for your Du'a....
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#2068 [Permalink] Posted on 4th May 2014 18:45

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Within 2 years as Ulamah predicted here is the change!

Will there be halal food available?
 
On the previous Salaam Cruise we did have Halal food.  We are still negotiating for this cruise.  Royal Caribbean has changed some policies in terms of customizing menus for groups during peak seasons.  Alhumd'illah even without halal food, they have 100s of exotic and gourmet meals available in season/veggie etc.  If having Halal food is a must for your, do not reserve until a final decision is made.  One thing is sure that there is enough variety to eat on a cruise ship where no one will go hungry.
 
How can someone say "Alhumdolillah"  for NOT having Halal food??? :P
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#2069 [Permalink] Posted on 4th May 2014 22:26
salaam

i was with a youngster recently who is bayt to a prominent UK shaikh and is nearing the end of his alim course. he told me the shaikh of the shaikh of the etc (i didnt pay much notice to the chain) said that he was present at the funeral of usama and that it happened about 30 years ago! i could tell he was 101% convinced of this and his body language suggested that i would be convinced as well due to the chain of narrators.
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#2070 [Permalink] Posted on 6th May 2014 00:44
In the US you pay microwave tax lol or am I being trolled ?

Can anyone confirm ?
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