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#181 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2014 04:50
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Actually I am fed up with the political paradigm that has existed in India for last 67 years.
And thus I am not pinning my hopes on AAP.
Of course I am wary of RSS insurgence and hence not a BJP fan by any stretch of imagination.
My inclination towards Saleem Pirzada is because I am disillusioned with the political paradigm in place since independence.
We Muslims assumed that the majority community, or at least the nice elements in that community, will take care of our interests.
That is what Nehru subassumed.
And many in the majority community after him did the same.
Maulana Azad also assumed the same.
Muslims hoped the same all the time.
Unfortunately the result has been in the negative.
Political clout of Muslims in India has been nil all these years.
And now we have BJP in power.
And it is slowly doing what we always feared.
And there is no reason to assume that it will give up its ways.
Why would it?
And hence we are left with the problems of Muslims - known even at official level in the Sachar Commission Report.
As Saleem Pirzada keeps reminding - Muslims did not unite for the fear of uniting the communal elements in the majority community.
"What stops you from uniting now?", he asks.
Earlier I used to find stance of people like him communal.
Now I feel that he and others like him have been wise all the time.
They were more connected with reality than people like me.
In this world, whether democratic or not, a minority has to take its affairs in its own hands.
No one will deliver their rights to them.
Sooner we realize that better it will be.
As such we have lost too much time.
In prophetic times ten years of Madina were enough to solve the worldly problems.
As much as these can be solved.
In India we have wasted 67 years in the hope that the majority community, or some one from them, will solve our problems.
That ws a mistake.
I can tell you what the majority community thinks.
While coming for the votes they know the best words to use.
I am sure they have the same feelings in their heart.
But once they have got the votes they do not have any burden on their conscience regarding Muslim problems.
And I am talking about the best in the majority community - leaving out the morbid lot.

I have been talking to Saleem Sahab about Asaduddin Owaisi a lot.
They do present the courageous face of Muslims in India.
Except for the rhetoric going out of control - in case of younger brother Akbaruddin Owaisi.
I have very little memories of their father Salahuddin Owaisi.

I had a facebook spat with a very considerate commentator, Jyoti Punwani, on the same topic.
Majority community do not want to hear their names.

Lovey Bhai, that is Mr Saleem Pirzada, remains politically completely neutralized.
He has not tasted much success in the electoral sector.

I suppose that about sums up my feelings, assessment and views at the moment.
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#182 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2014 06:31
Islam in Present Times


When you ISLAM a Muslim does not get a high today.
We are not talking about Madarsa, Jama-at people or Muslims who associate themselves with Sufis.
We are talking about common Muslims.

That is the state of common Muslims today.
That is a sad state of affirs.
That there is an Almighty God who has sent us on purpose to this world is gigantic secret that should send any thinking person into a frenzy.
It is no mean blessing that a believer is privy to the secret of creation of the universe.

Yet we Muslims do not get high or excited about it.

Worldly things do excite us.
Latest mobile, latest vehicle, latest gadgets.
Temporal power.
Money.
Military power.
Intellectual pusuit as long as it is not along Islam lines.
All excite us.

And all of these are parishable and while these are with us we are never sure whether they will remain with us.
But we stick to the.
Islam will carry us to the next world but we do not get a high because of it.

In fact if you are amongst those who get excited by Islam then you taken as a fool.
To be politely disengaged from. (And I talk about the most charitable case. In general you are likely to receive a rude treatment.)

Indeed that is the portrait of a Muslim as a fool.
That is how we Muslims of the mainstream social strata think.
If your values are western you are smart Muslim.
If you align yourself with Islam then you are a fool.

And then Allah (SWT) has Istidraj.
He gives people a long rope when they betray His preferred path.

Even in Muslim countries Muslims live to please non-Muslims.
Majority of pakistan lives to please Europe and US.
They emulate their life styles.
Bangladesh lives to please India. They facy Europe and US.
Other countries are no different.
Desire to please the majority community is the most potent desire amongst Muslims of India.
Have I not spoken of more than forty percent of Muslims already. I think I have.
And the condition of the rest of the Muslim population is not different at all.
They all idolize facy and adore things non-Islamic.
And Allah (SWT) is nonchalant about it.
It makes no difference to His grandeur if majority of Muslims desire against His Will.
And then He makes His decisions according to His Rule.
All people are in a state of loss.
Except those who believe, do righteous deeds, exhort towards truth and are patient.


These are the so called foolish Muslims.
Actually they are the wise ones.
Even if they look foolish today.

Allah (SWT) is fooling those who think they are the smart ones.
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#183 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2014 06:42
A Conclusion


Blessed are those who have decided to live lives according to the purpose of life chosen by Allah (SWT) and enunciated by beloved Prophet (PBUH). How wise they are in their decision to ignore the ways of those who live according to the ideals propounded by the west - the dominant ideology in present times. It is not easy to ignore the charms of the modern world and those who do ignore that charm are indeed extremely brave. Today bravery is taken to be synonymous with being adapt with the western values and way of life while the Straight Path lies in the other direction.
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#184 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2014 09:56

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The younger Owaisi over-cooked it a little bit in my opinion) but there is a lot of frustration in your writing over the baggage of 67 years. There needs to be some thorough study as to how we (Muslims) got it so wrong!

 

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#185 [Permalink] Posted on 19th November 2014 10:50
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bro muadh the situation for Indian Muslims is very strange. There is a huge disconnect between the ulema and masses.
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#186 [Permalink] Posted on 20th November 2014 08:20
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That is right Khan Sahab - this sinner is frustrated at the events of last 67 years.
But we are supposed to let bygones be bygones.
Except for the fact that our immediate past is a good launching pad for future course of action.


And then we have discussed these things earlier too. Here at MS.
Indeed some of my frustration at those who created Pakistan melted because of the discussions with you.

But then there is the reality back at home - in India.
It is not likely to cut any ice with the RSS crowd that if the people of what is now Pakistan or Bangladesh had a right to have a separate homeland in view of the fact that Congress did not accede to the demands that adequate arrangements should be made for Muslims in case if majority stepping in to encroach upon their legitimate rights.

And there lies the rub.
A cruide argument will go as follows: Muslims of India have forfeited all rights for Muslims of Pakistan got a homeland.
Basic RSS argument is the same.
Or its variations.
And they are in power at the moment.

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The number of Muslims in India who are of foreign origin (Syeds, pathans, Turks and Mughals) is miniscule.
The problem is compounded by the fact that these Muslims of foreign are more vocal and assertive about Muslim matters.

If the Muslims of native origin assert themselves then they do have a rather strong argument against RSS ideology. "We are Muslims because you denigraded us by your Brahmnical caste system", they can say.

Some how argument never boils down to that point in India. And people, including Muslims, are happy about it. As if hiding a problem is a solution of some sort.

Dalits are asserting.
OBCs are asserting.
Muslims are not.
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#187 [Permalink] Posted on 20th November 2014 08:44
ISIS Crisis


I heard the purported Hadith that says that black flags will rise from Khurasan and none will be able to stop them.
That ISIS has its origins in the J!had in Afghanistan and they carry black flags puts then in that position because so far no one has been able to stop them. Even west is of the opinion that even if they take on ISIS then it is not likely to be a smooth and short operation.

So have we entered the end times and is ISIS the bearer of those black flags that none will be able to stop?

Ali Godil wrote on facebook that the Hadith ISIS has been using has problems both in Sanad as well as the text.
This sinner can not pinpoint which hadith brother Ali Godil is talking about.

This sinner can not also take Hamza Yousuf or Yasir Qadhi seriously in these matters.
Their logic is derived more by fear of US than of Allah (SWT).

All this is relevant in the context of incessant ISIS advances.
It is strange that we are living in those times in which it is becoming increasingly difficult to remain detached.
(Now that looks like a sign of end times.)

My personal impression is that ISIS is sending a chill down the spine of western world.
This sinner too is feeling the chill.
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#188 [Permalink] Posted on 20th November 2014 10:41
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Dalits are asserting.
OBCs are asserting.
Muslims are not.

Precisely the problem!
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#189 [Permalink] Posted on 20th November 2014 11:52
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#190 [Permalink] Posted on 21st November 2014 07:27
How will history judge me?


To this sinner above questions seems to be a whispering of Satan, the cursed.
If we look at Rasoolallah (SAW)'s life then such kind of question does not pop up there.
Beloved Prophet (PBUH) was busy pleasing Allah (SWT) at every moment of his blessed life and pleasing the Kuffar, Mushriqs and Fasiqs of future was no where on his mind.

We can generalise above to present. What atheists, polytheists and deviants of today think or say about us is not a guide for us.
Kuffar simply will not bother about Allah (SWT)'s will.
Mushriqs will adultrate Allah (SWT)'s Will by the will of some created things.
Deviants will talk of nothing but deviation.

World is full of these detractors today.
There are atheists there and they are very vocal and assertive.
There are polytheists there and they are strident.
Then there are deviants who are trying to please atheists and polytheists and they want us to join them.

And then there is one more group.
This one says that be busy with your own deeds of obedience and do not bother about others.
Decorate your own Jannah and stop worrying about others - they are not your problem.

This attitude too is wrong.
Others are our problem.
If they are on the right path then they are a blessing for us.
If not then they are a serious problem.

Some of us will remember a youngman at SF.
"I feel silly for not going out with girls like other Muslim brothers of my age", he said.
"I could have had my fun and today I would have repented just like them", he argued.

Clearly deviance in our vicinity is our concern.
Sins around us have the potential to sweep us in their flood.
Think of that Elder who lived a pious life in a sinful locality.
Angels were ordered to turn that locality upside down - including that pious person.

If a flood or an earthquake comes to your locality you shall not be selectively spared.

And about obedient servants Allah (SWT) says,"What will Allah (SWT) get by punishing you if you are thankful?"
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#191 [Permalink] Posted on 25th November 2014 10:42
Edward Gibbon


He sifted through the enormous amount of historical material to write the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

After reading that monumental work some people noticed that his conclusion in face of the evidence did not match their own conclusions.

And thus they thought that his judgment was faulty.

And then they pondered over the matters for some more time.
And then came to the conclusion that after all Gibbon had a better historical sense than theirs.
His conclusions were ultimately more accurate.

That is what made him a great historian.

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There are Salafi smarties.
They think that everyone else has made mistakes in deriving conclusions about theological matters.
While indulging in theological hair splitting they lose the plot.
After that they pride themselves in taking the hardest possible line.
Adamancy is taken as a virtue.

Beloved Prophet (SAW) said: A person devoid of softness is devoid of goodness.
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#192 [Permalink] Posted on 26th November 2014 04:35
Assertive Islam


Islam is assertive.

The Islamic cree that there is no god but God and Muhammed is His messenger is affirmative.
But that is just the beginning of Islam.
It very soon becomes assertive.

Forbidding evil and enjoining good is an Islamic injunction.
In its character it is very assertive.
In its simplicity this is deceptively meek.
In reality it is most assertive.

Detractors of Islam know it.
Unfortunately Muslims are still oblivious to it.

It is true that there is no compulsion in religion is also an Islamic injunction but it comes after above assertion.

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So what happens if we deviate from assertive aspects of Islam?
Well, obviously, others will assert.
And then they will encroach upon the social, cultural, economic, political, financial, industrial and military space of Muslims.

All of these are born out in todays world - we just have to take a fleeting glance.
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#193 [Permalink] Posted on 28th November 2014 10:04

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What are your thoughts on Zafar Sareshwala ?

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#194 [Permalink] Posted on 28th November 2014 13:44
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#195 [Permalink] Posted on 29th November 2014 09:47
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Can someone plz Ban this Troll forever..
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