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Maldives celebrates Eid-Al Adha

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Government offices, schools and most private offices are to be closed on Thursday to celebrate greater Eid: Eid al Adha, with the Maldives joining other Muslims all over the world to honour the Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son to show his obedience to God.

Male’ City Council has announced that 15 mosques in Male’ including Hulhumale’ and Villingili will conduct the Eid prayer on Friday morning. The Eid prayer is a special prayer which requires reciting the Takbeer, and delivering of two sermons – one before the prayer and one after.

The Eid al-Adha prayer is performed any time after the sun completely rises up to just before the entering of Zuhr time, on the 10th of the Dhul Hijjah month.

In Islamic tradition, it is highly encouraged to wear the best dress possible when attending the Eid prayer, and the streets of Male’ are full of people shopping to buy new dresses to wear for the Eid prayer.

Unlike many of the islands far from Male’, few activities will be held in the capital other than TV programmes, as many people take advantage of the public holiday and depart the city.

However, the outer islands celebrate Eid the way it was celebrated by Maldivians ages ago. Cultural dances, local Boduberu, Maali and Vedhuma Dhiun are some of the activities that most of the islands will never miss.

The Transport Authority has decided that Male’ will be a traffic free zone between 4:00pm and 10:00pm on Eid ul-Adha to make it more comfortable for families going out.

The Male’ west harbour area is left with few little boats as the fishing vessels have shortened their trips to make sail to their to their own islands – as they always do during Eid, so that they can take part in the cultural and religious festivities that will be held on the local islands.

The Eid Al Adha is a major religious festival for it is related to the Hajj pilgrimage, the holy Zam Zam Well and the ‘Kaaba’. According to the Quran, Prophets Ibrahim and Ismail laid the foundation of the ‘Kaaba’ the ‘Cube or the ‘Primordial House’.

The story of Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice Ismail

The story of how Ibrahim acted when he was asked to sacrifice his only son at the time Ismail is mentioned as follows:

“O my Lord! Grant me a righteous (son)!” So We gave him the good news of a boy, possessing forbearance. And when (his son) was old enough to walk and work with him, (Ibrahim) said: O my dear son, I see in vision that I offer you in sacrifice: Now see what is your view!” (The son) said: “O my father! Do what you are commanded; if Allah wills, you will find me one practising patience and steadfastness!” So when they both submitted and he threw him down upon his forehead, We called out to him saying: O Ibraheem! You have indeed fulfilled the vision; surely thus do We reward those who do good. Most surely this was a manifest trial. And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice. And We perpetuated (praise) to him among the later generations. “Peace and salutation to Ibrahim!” Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. Surely he was one of Our believing servants.

As Ibrahim was preparing for his return journey back to Canaan, leaving his wife Hajar and little Ismail in the middle of a dry, rocky and uninhabited area, which is now Saudi Arabia, Hajar asked him, “Did Allah (God) order you to leave us here? Or are you leaving us here to die.” Ibrahim turned around to face his wife. He was so sad that he couldn’t say anything. He pointed to the sky showing that God commanded him to do so. Hajar then said, “Then Allah will not waste us; you can go”.

Ibrahim left a large quantity of food and water with Hajar and Ishmael, but the food quickly ran out, and after a few days the two began to feel the pangs of hunger and dehydration.

Hajar ran up and down between two hills called Al-Safa and Al-Marwah seven times, in her desperate quest for water. Exhausted, she finally collapsed beside her baby Ishmael and prayed to God for deliverance. A spring of water gushed forth from the earth at the feet of baby Ishmael. Other accounts have the angel Gabriel (Jibrail) striking the earth and causing the spring to flow in abundance. With this secure water supply, known as the Zam Zam Well, they were not only able to provide for their own needs, but were also able to trade water with passing nomads for food and supplies.

Years later, Ibrahim was instructed by God to return from Canaan to build a place of worship adjacent to Hagar’s well (the Zam Zam Well). Ibrahim and Ishmael constructed a stone and mortar structure —known as the Kaaba— which was to be the gathering place for all who wished to strengthen their faith in God. As the years passed, Ishmael was blessed with Prophethood and gave the nomads of the desert his message of submission to God. After many centuries, Mecca became a thriving desert city and a major center for trade, thanks to its reliable water source, the well of Zamzam.

One of the main trials of Ibrahim’s life was to face the command of God to devote his dearest possession, his only son. Upon hearing this command, he prepared to submit to God’s will. During this preparation, Satan  tempted Ibrahim and his family by trying to dissuade them from carrying out God’s commandment, and Ibrahim drove Satan away by throwing pebbles at him. In commemoration of their rejection of Satan, stones are thrown at symbolic pillars signifying Satan during the Hajj rites.

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32 Comments on "Maldives celebrates Eid-Al Adha"

  1. eid on Thu, 25th Oct 2012 6:34 PM 

    no so subtle sarcasm…

    ‘Ibrahim drove Satan away by throwing pebbles at him’

  2. naya on Thu, 25th Oct 2012 9:08 PM 

    I am also a Musilm, but I see these stone throwing to chase Satan, shaving head, wrapping up in chador, kissing black stone is something very primitive and would never ever do such crazy thing that makes me look like some idiot, nevertheless, Eid Greeting to All my brothers and sisters in faith.

  3. Abdulla Musthaaq on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 12:44 AM 

    reagarding Naya’s comment,let me remind you about the wisdoms behind Allah’s commandments.
    Ibn Baz said:A Muslim should obey the Messenger (peace be upon him) and follow the Shari‘ah (Islamic law), even if they do not know the wisdom behind it. Allah commands us to follow the Messenger (peace be upon him) and His Book, saying: Follow what has been sent down unto you from your Lord (the Qurân and Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah).Allah (Glorified be He) also says: And this is a blessed Book (the Qurân) which We have sent down, so follow it. Allah(Glorified be He) also says: O you who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Messenger (Muhammad pbuh). And Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: And whatsoever the Messenger (Muhammad pbuh) gives you, take it; and whatsoever he forbids you, abstain (from it). If we know the wisdom behind this, all praise be to Allah; but if we do not, there is no harm in this. Anything that is enjoined by Allah has a wisdom behind it and anything forbidden by Allah is also due to a wisdom, whether we know it or not. It is clear that throwing at the Jamrat is done to humiliate Satan and obey Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He),

  4. Moshaib on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 7:44 AM 

    @Abdulla, why did Allah create Satan and ask us to destroy Satan. Can’t he do that job? Moreover, why did he create hell and asked Satan to manage that and convinced Satan to find more customers.

  5. naya on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 8:59 AM 

    Abdulla Musthaaq
    If somebody tells me to do stupid things and the only reasons to obey him is that he says so and he is all knowing , does not convince me anything to act like zombie and do things that does not make to me any sense.

    I want be a Muslim but don’t give me crap by quoting some non sense of centuries old. We are new Muslims of 21st Century; we believe Prophet has shown us a human life of his time, have a life of maximum of what he most enjoyed and die for a cause. This is we have learned from his personality. We don’t repeat what he has done in his time, we have leaned the psychology behind of his actions. And we are following his psychology that is to be respected by the whole world.

  6. A Believer on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 2:06 PM 

    Naya.! You cant be a muslim unless You obey the ISLAM otherwise.!! SHAME ON YOU.!

  7. Ahmed bin Addu bin Suvadheeb on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 2:27 PM 

    @naya on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 8:59 AM

    “If somebody tells me to do stupid things and the only reasons to obey him is that he says so and he is all knowing , does not convince me anything to act like zombie and do things that does not make to me any sense.”

    Good thinking @naya; if only more Muslims used their brains like yours, the world will be a much better place.

    Spilling the blood of poor old goats all over Male is, let’s say, a bit “primitive” to say the least. This is the sort of thing you’d expect from “lesser” religions and not from Islam, the greatest-of-them-all.

    The whole Hajj/Eid business now looks like a pure pagan ritual. Nothing wrong with that per se, as long as it brings disparate tribes together, which presumably was the original purpose of this. Don’t get confused by all that crap about pleasing Allah. He doesn’t really care about this sort of non-sense. As long as we think, it benefits us, then that’s what counts.

    And the Hajj Khuthba validates this point. The main theme was that of Muslims coming together and sorting out their differences. If a good old pagan ritual will help in that regard, then who cares.

  8. Wives and Concubines on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 2:36 PM 

    Naya, you are what I would call a cherry picking muslim. You don’t like certain aspects of Islam and are ashamed of bits and pieces, so you delude yourself by picking the sweet and nice bits with sprinkles on top.

    I’m sorry to say but it doesn’t work that way. Either you follow the entire thing, or not a single muslim will consider you a ‘true’ practicing muslim. And you better be safe. The wahhabees won’t hesitate to kill you if you openly say things like that. They represent Islam in its true form too :)

  9. Ahmed bin Addu bin Suvadheeb on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 2:43 PM 

    @Wives and Concubines on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 2:36 PM

    “The Wahhabees won’t hesitate to kill you if you openly say things like that. They represent Islam in its true form too”

    Yes, goat murdering thugs, the lot of them! Look at the fire in their eyes as they put the knife to poor old billy’s throat. I could even seen jealousy in those murderous eyes, since billy’s beard was in much better shape than their own ones.

  10. Abdulla Musthaaq on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 2:57 PM 

    Allah (Exalted be He) says at the end of Surah Al-Nur: And let those who oppose the Messenger’s (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) commandment (i.e. his Sunnah – legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements) (among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant) should befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them. This is a stern warning against one who turns away from his command (peace be upon him) and follows his own desires and whims.

  11. naya on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 4:38 PM 

    @A Believer on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 2:06 PM

    The biggest problem with you is, you guys seem act like all knowing without knowing anything. My question is how you decide a Musilm. I don’t think you have any right to decide who can be called a Muslim. If I say I am a Muslim, than who the hell are you to rule against my statement that I make about me . Where is your logic moron? People like you who dig deep in the past and settles your thinking deep inside dark ages have no right what so ever to challenge human progressive intelligence that we inherit from a superior human race. I have no idea why you guys use our technology to outsmart us. Shame on you, why don’t you simply go fishing that is only thing you are good for. You guys are more dangerous than predators as wives and concubine has said. “The wahhabees won’t hesitate to kill you if you openly say things like that. They represent Islam in its true form too”.

  12. Moshaib on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 8:14 PM 

    The problem with Islam –
    1. Its a highly politicized agenda in the name of Religion. Its not a spiritual thought. Its a code of conduct, it talks about geography, races, politics, War, conflicts, killing etc. I wonder, why God cant stay away from profane and mundane affairs of humans.
    2. Its basically based on “Fear” and “Shame” and negativity of life and sexual and other banal rewards in after-life. What kind of God runs a Torture camp in the name of Hell, and runs a brothel in the name of rewards?
    3. its highly aggressive and offensive religion for not only to non-muslims but even to muslims. In certain conditions, it ask you to kill and conquer. Now what kind of God order people to kill each other for whatever reason.
    4. Its all about complete and blind submission in a certain violent dogma and set of theories with no questions asked. Now, what spirituality asks you to take your reasoning and brains out of equation?
    5. Its medieval ( like other Abrahamic religions), primitive and highly Arabian in nature. Wonder, why do all muslims have Arabic names, even if they come from different geographies or races?
    6. Its huge mass of highly uneducated and illiterate people. Now i often hear, its fastest growing religion in the world. Well, most of the world are not literate & aware minds. Most of the people are looking for some kind of simple faith, or reason to be. It provides an easy way out in the name of a narcissistic version of divine. Discard your brains, Your humanity and just believe in a cult of death, where every good thing comes after death.
    7. Its mutually exclusive with every other faith. If you are a non-jew, you can still can be dear to God and can go to paradise. If you are not a christian, still you are not beyond the shadow of God. But as per islam, If you are a non-muslim, you are doomed. in practical world, you are a second-class citizen.
    8. Its highly insecure. Where anyone can go to a christian church or a Buddhist Temple, a non-muslim is not allowed inside a mosque or in Mecca. They want to build mosques all over the world and want to immigrate to non-muslim societies, but if a non-muslim want to build a place of worship in Mecca or any other Islamic Holy place, its not allowed. A muslim man can and encouraged to marry a non-muslim woman but reverse is not allowed. Non-muslims in a Muslim society are a constant target of proselytizing and coercion and also of threat of life, kidnapping and torture and finally forced conversion. If you leave islam, you are to be killed. If you have some different opinion about Islam or its messenger, you are to be killed. Every answer to an intellectual or spiritual disagreement is Murder.
    9. It believes in numbers. If they have more Goats than you so they are right. That’s why such an astronomical rate of re-production and so much stress on numbers. Thats a typical Arbian, tribal mentality. Doesn’t matter if most them are illiterate baboons.
    In a way, its a violent political agenda, more like ultra-fascism with a mandate from an Arabian God. there is something very sinister about islam.
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  13. Shimy on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 8:26 PM 

    Hmmmmmm, Ahmed Nazeer has tried very hard to make the hajj; a mockery but let’s just think about what the great Malcolm X said about hajj: surely he sees something much more fascinating about Hajj than this poor old boy, Nazeer

    “While Malcolm X was in Mecca performing his pilgrimage, he wrote to his assistants: “They asked me what about the Hajj had impressed me the most. . . . I said, `The brotherhood! The people of all races, colors, from all over the world coming together as one! It has proved to me the power of the One God.’ . . . All ate as one, and slept as one. Everything about the pilgrimage atmosphere accented the oneness of man under one God.”

    Surely Maldivians as well as most of Americans would consider Malcolm X a legacy (and not poor old nazeer here)who was (as always) assassinated by the so called extremists of Islam (Man!the good people are always assassinated like Mahathma Gandhi;assassinated by a hindu extremist for trying to instill peace between Muslims and Hindus; Kennedy; assassinated by an american whatsoever extremist but woah!!! what a conspiracy etc) thus proves that it’s not the religion to blame but the people??!!!

    PS:by the way kissing and caressing the Kabaa is not even mentioned in Islam but as always people do things which they are not required to do like you unbelievers, believing homosexuality being genetic and drinking alcohol(which brings nothing but disease to your health)?

    Why do people do what they do, human beings are a crazy gullible bunch!

    oh, well! may god bestow mercy on all human beings!

  14. Wives and Concubines on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 9:25 PM 

    @Abdullah Musthaaq

    I remember when a muslim cleric declared that earthquakes were a result of women showing off their cleavage. This angered women who then proceeded to dress up in clothes which did show a lot of cleavage and they all got together to see if any earthquakes would happen. Nothing happened though. The same situation applies to what you just said.

  15. Abdulla Musthaaq on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 10:51 PM 

    @ NAYA, it is our right to use all the available technologies to spread the message of truth, and fight against all those who mocks the Islamic Shariah (Quran and Sunnah).
    Opposing and Making fun of the Sunnah or other aspects of the Sunnah makes a person a kaafir.In this case he is opposing the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and making fun of his Sunnah, and the one who makes fun of the Sunnah and knowingly mocks things that are proven to be part of the Sunnah is not a Muslim.

    Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Say: ‘Was it at Allaah, and His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and His Messenger that you were mocking?’Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed”[al-Tawbah 9:65-66]

    If a person is called to observe one of the rulings of Islam and says that piety is in the heart but he does not follow the shar’i ruling, he is an evil liar. For faith includes both words and deeds, it is not simply the matter of what is in the heart.
    Whatever the case, these words of those who stubbornly refuse to follow the truth and carry out the commands of Islam is a sign of their lack of faith.we ask Allah to guide all to the true path and make all of us steadfast in the religion. ameen.

  16. Democratic Friend on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 10:52 PM 

    Allah said no such thing. Some bearded control freak wrote these quotes down centuries ago to keep a tight rein on power.

    Now the same rituals are used by the Saudis to fleece millions of dollars of devotes each and every year.

    The question is how can it be justified to give praise to a block of stone when the worship of idols is forbidden?

  17. Shimy on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 12:01 AM 

    Here’s another question?

    Apparently, the prehistoric man were naked and let’s say through evolution(hell! i don’t even get the heck of this) the human brain conjured up the idea of covering ones own body but now, the west has again revolutionized the idea of being naked in public as something normal and logical!!???

    Does this mean the west has prehistoric underdeveloped brains and can be called neanderthals??? How come Muslims and their rituals are being called idiotic and primitive ???!!

    Stop the hypocrisy and Stop being hyenas???

  18. Abdulla Musthaaq on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 12:02 AM 

    The enmity of the kuffaar – the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), mushrikeen (polytheists) and hypocrites – towards the believers will last until the Hour begins. The conflict between truth and falsehood will continue until Allaah inherits the earth and whomsoever is upon it. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion (Islamic Monotheism) if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever”[al-Baqarah 2:217]

    Because Islam rules the believers with justice, and gives each person his rights, and they do not want this to happen – for this reason they strive to wage war against this religion and to refute the truth with falsehood. But they can never achieve that, for this religion will abide, and Allaah will perfect His light, even though the kaafiroon hate that. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “They intend to put out the Light of Allaah (i.e. the religion of Islam, this Qur’aan, and Prophet Muhammad) with their mouths. But Allaah will bring His Light to perfection even though the disbelievers hate (it).

    He it is Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islamic Monotheism) to make it victorious over all (other) religions even though the Mushrikoon (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of Allaah and in His Messenger Muhammad) hate (it)”[al-Saff :8-9]

    The kuffaar want all the nations of this earth to follow kufr as one:

    “They wish that you reject Faith, as they have rejected (Faith), and thus that you all become equal (like one another)

    [al-Nisaa’ 4:89 – interpretation of the meaning]

    Those who disbelieve spend of their wealth in order to prevent others from following the path of Allaah, at all times and in all places, and (they strive to) spread corruption, provoke wars and kill the believers. But Allaah insists that they should fail and that His religion should be victorious. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Verily, those who disbelieve spend their wealth to hinder (men) from the path of Allaah, and so will they continue to spend it; but in the end it will become an anguish for them. Then they will be overcome. And those who disbelieve will be gathered unto Hell”

    [al-Anfaal 8:36]

    Allaah has told us how strong the enmity of the kuffaar is towards the Muslims:

    “Neither those who disbelieve among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) nor Al-Mushrikoon (the idolaters, polytheists, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allaah, pagans) like that there should be sent down unto you any good from your Lord. But Allaah chooses for His Mercy whom He wills. And Allaah is the Owner of Great Bounty”

    [al-Baqarah 2:105 – interpretation of the meaning]

    No matter what the kuffaar do, their enmity will not end. Even though they may speak words of friendship, their hearts are filled with hatred towards Islam and its people:

    “How (can there be such a covenant with them) that when you are overpowered by them, they regard not the ties, either of kinship or of covenant with you? With (good words from) their mouths they please you, but their hearts are averse to you, and most of them are Faasiqoon (rebellious, disobedient to Allaah)”

    [al-Tawbah 9:8 – interpretation of the meaning]

    The hypocrites are kuffaar among the Muslims, whose hatred appears in their words and whose hearts are filled with enmity. But Allaah is watching them, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “If a good befalls you, it grieves them, but if some evil overtakes you, they rejoice at it. But if you remain patient and become Al-Muttaqoon (the pious), not the least harm will their cunning do to you. Surely, Allaah surrounds all that they do”[Aal ‘Imraan 3:120]

    The People of the Book disbelieve in the verses of Allaah, and mix truth with falsehood. They conceal the truth and plot against Islam, in order to divert the Muslims from their religion, as Allaah tells us about them (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O people of the Scripture! (Jews and Christians): Why do you disbelieve in the Ayaat of Allaah, [the Verses about Prophet Muhammad present in the Tawraat (Torah) and the Injeel (Gospel)] while you (yourselves) bear witness (to their truth)?

    O people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians): Why do you mix truth with falsehood and conceal the truth while you know?

    And a party of the people of the Scripture say: ‘Believe in the morning in that which is revealed to the believers (Muslims), and reject it at the end of the day, so that they may turn back’”

    [Aal ‘Imraan 3:70-72]

    Allaah has clearly stated that obeying the kuffaar in any way is the cause of destruction and loss, and that obeying Him is the way to glory, victory and strength, as He says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will send you back on your heels, and you will turn back (from Faith) as losers.

    Nay, Allaah is your Mawlaa (Patron, Lord, Helper, Protector), and He is the Best of helpers” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:149]

    All of the kuffaar, be they the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), mushrikeen (polytheists) or hypocrites, are the enemies of the Muslims, so it is not permissible to depend upon them or to rely on them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And incline not toward those who do wrong, lest the Fire should touch you, and you have no protectors other than Allaah, nor you would then be helped”[Hood 11:113]

    Allaah has warned us against taking the kuffaar as friends instead of the believers. If the Muslims fear their evil, it is permitted to make an outward show of friendliness towards them, even though he should hate them inwardly, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Awliyaa’ (supporters, helpers) instead of the believers, and whoever does that, will never be helped by Allaah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allaah warns you against Himself (His punishment), and to Allaah is the final return”

    [Aal ‘Imraan 3:28]

    Allaah has warned us against taking the Jews and Christians as friends, and He told us that whoever takes them as friends is one of them. He says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Awliyaa’ (friends, protectors, helpers), they are but Awliyaa’ of each other. And if any amongst you takes them (as Awliyaa’), then surely, he is one of them. Verily, Allaah guides not those people who are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrongdoers and unjust)” [al-Maa'idah 5:51]

    All of the kuffaar, be they the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), mushrikeen (polytheists) or hypocrites, will be in Hell on the Day of Resurrection, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’aan and Prophet Muhammad) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al‑Mushrikoon will abide in the fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures”[al-Bayyinah 98:6]

    The kuffaar and the Jews are the greediest of mankind for life, because they know that they have no share in the Hereafter. They hate death because they fear what comes after it, as Allaah tells us about the Jews and mushrikeen (interpretation of the meaning):

    “And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life and (even greedier) than those who ascribe partners to Allaah (and do not believe in Resurrection — Magians, pagans, and idolaters). Everyone of them wishes that he could be given a life of a thousand years. But the grant of such life will not save him even a little from (due) punishment. And Allaah is All-Seer of what they do”[al-Baqarah 2:96] [From Usool al-Deen al-Islami by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ibraaheem al-Tuwayjri]

  19. Shimy on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 1:20 AM 

    @gaand e whatsoever,

    i hope you won’t become the Satan which basically many of us are, when we think irrationally under the influence of drugs, alcohol, promiscuous women, the western ideology of believing in same sex intercourse, ear deafening death metal style music, the belief that there is no god but we are the gods and we can do whatever we dare to do??

    Don’t think like Satan when you believe that there is no such thing?? Gosh, talk about idiots??!!!

  20. Ahmed Bin Addu Bin Suvadheeb on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 6:13 AM 

    @Shimy on Fri, 26th Oct 2012 8:26 PM

    “While Malcolm X was in Mecca performing his pilgrimage, he wrote to his assistants: “They asked me what about the Hajj had impressed me the most. . . . I said, `The brotherhood! The people of all races, colors, from all over the world coming together as one! It has proved to me the power of the One God.’”

    This is precisely what I was talking about in my earlier post. There is no doubt that the principle of Hajj is about gathering disparate tribes together, for a common purpose. The One God and the rituals are just superfluous side shows. The act of Hajj neither demonstrates nor refutes the idea of a One God, whatever that may be.

    A lof of anti-Islamic commentators here need to take a chill pill. Islam, after all, is no better, nor worse than any other man made religion. The person who posted about Islam being a violent political movement has forgotten that the other two Abrahamic religions are pretty much the same and all of them have caused untold suffering on the human population throughout the centuries. Violence and intolerance is not restricted to Abrahamic religions either. Hindus and Buddhists, Sikhs, Shintos etc have inflicted similar atrocities on fellow humans. Are we forgetting about the massacres of millions of people by the Japanese during and before World War II? How about Nazi Germany and its treatment of the Jewish people? History is littered with horror upon horror of human suffering.

    What’s the common theme here? Surely, it’s not a particular religion per se, but our own human failings that are to blame.

    A good Muslim ought to get along with fellow humans regardless of religion, colour, sex or race. Atheists and the religious alike have their own weaknesses, as, after all, we are all human. May we all live in peace together.

  21. asthu on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 9:06 AM 

    Guys why you waste your precious time and energy for plagiarized old biblical stories and heresy of old middle age people? The pharaoh story is one example that Quran is man made a mess up book that we can’t just literary devote our life to follow this. We want our Maldivian brothers and sisters to get out of Wahabism that enslaves human brain. Your life is more precious than to be salved to an ideology that deprives them from the beauty of life. And we want see them to be part of diverse. We can be a Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist atheist, agonists, let people believe whatever rubbish they like. But one this definite that the religions are rubbish created by middle age ignorant people.

    Ramses II lived c. 1303 BC – 1213 BC. As for when Moses lived Jerome’s Chronicon (4th century) gives 1592 for the birth of Moses, the 17th-century Ussher chronology calculates 1619 BC (Annals of the World, 1658). Therefore, Ramses II and Moses were not contemporary.
    Furthermore, Ramses II was not drowned in the sea. He lived to be 90 years old and as the autopsy of his mummy revealed he died of arthritis, a typical disease of the old age affecting people who eat too much meat and animal products and not enough fresh veggies. (Go vegan!) Consequently, the story stated in the Quran that the body of Pharaoh was saved after drowning cannot be true.

  22. A Believer on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 9:43 AM 

    @naya.

    What do you call Yourslef ?.
    What is ISLAM ?
    What is EEMAN ?
    What is the Beleif ?
    Who is Your rubb ?
    Who is Your leader ?
    Why do you follow/not follow ?

  23. naya on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 4:32 PM 

    A Believer on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 9:43 AM
    I don’t have to answer your stupid question. There are two types of Muslims in the world, progressive Muslims and those ignorant Muslims who are unable to break themselves from the dark age of human history. You are one of those stupid ignorant Muslim who’s brain is clouded with heresy of old folklores and paralyzed by fear of torture chamber that was created by middle age religious people to scare gullible in the dark age, I am a progressive Muslim who respect human rights, and work for human development and for a better world for all human being

  24. Moshaib on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 5:57 PM 

    @naya. Good work, do not listen to these stone age killers.

  25. Moshaib on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 6:55 PM 

    Muslim Behaviour Explained…(Statistically): By Dr Peter
    Hammond

    Here is a perspective by Dr. Peter Hammond.

    Dr. Hammond’s doctorate is in Theology.
    He was born in Capetown in 1960, grew up in Rhodesia and
    converted to Christianity in 1977.

    Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult.
    In its fullest form, it is a complete, total, 100% system of life.

    Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and military
    components.
    The religious component is a beard for all of the other components.

    Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to
    agitate for their religious privileges.

    When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societies agree
    to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of the other
    components tend to creep in as well..
    Here’s how it works:

    As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in any given
    country, they will be for the most part be regarded as a peace-loving
    minority, and not as a threat to other citizens.
    This is the case in:
    United States — Muslim 0..6%
    Australia — Muslim 1.5%
    Canada — Muslim 1.9%
    China — Muslim 1.8%
    Italy — Muslim 1.5%
    Norway — Muslim 1.8%

    At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and
    disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails and among
    street gangs.This is happening in:

    Denmark — Muslim 2%
    Germany — Muslim 3.7%
    United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%
    Spain — Muslim 4%
    Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

    From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their
    percentage of the population.
    For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by
    Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for
    Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket
    chains to
    feature halal on their shelves — along with threats for failure to
    comply.This is occurring in:

    France — Muslim 8%
    Philippines — 5%
    Sweden — Muslim 5%
    Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%
    The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%
    Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

    At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them
    to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, the Islamic Law.
    The ultimate goal of Islamist is to establish Sharia law over the entire
    world.

    When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase
    lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions.
    In Paris , we are already seeing car-burnings.
    Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats,
    such as in Amsterdam , with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films
    about Islam.Such tensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections,
    in:

    Guyana — Muslim 10%
    India — Muslim 13.4%
    Israel — Muslim 16%
    Kenya — Muslim 10%
    Russia — Muslim 15%

    After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia
    formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and
    Jewish synagogues, such as in:

    Ethiopia — Muslim 32..8%

    At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks,
    and on-going militia warfare, such as in:

    Bosnia — Muslim 40%
    Chad — Muslim 53.1%
    Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

    From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of
    all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic
    cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax
    placed on infidels, such as in:

    Albania — Muslim 70%
    Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%
    Qatar — Muslim 77.5%
    Sudan — Muslim 70%

    After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run
    ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out the
    infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has been experienced and in
    some ways is on-going in:

    Bangladesh — Muslim 83%
    Egypt — Muslim 90%
    Gaza — Muslim 98.7%
    Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%
    Iran — Muslim 98%
    Iraq — Muslim 97%
    Jordan — Muslim 92%
    Morocco — Muslim 98.7%
    Pakistan — Muslim 97%
    Palestine — Muslim 99%
    Syria — Muslim 90%
    Tajikistan — Muslim 90%
    Turkey — Muslim 99.8%
    United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

    100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of
    Peace.. Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim,
    the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word, such
    as in:

    Afghanistan — Muslim 100%
    Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%
    Somalia — Muslim 100%
    Yemen — Muslim 100%

    Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most
    radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust
    by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.

    ‘Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life.
    It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father ;
    my family against my cousins and the clan ;
    the clan against the tribe ;
    he tribe against the world, and all of us against the infidel?. –
    Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’

    It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100%
    Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live
    in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live
    by Sharia Law.
    The national police do not even enter these ghettos.
    There are no national courts, nor schools, nor non-Muslim religious
    facilities.
    In such situations, Muslims do not integrate into the community at large.
    The children attend madrases. They learn only the Koran.
    To even associate with an infidel is a crime punishable with death.
    Therefore, in some areas of certain nations, Muslim Imams and extremists
    exercise more power than the national average would indicate.

    Today’s 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world’s population.
    But their birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus,
    Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers .. Muslims will exceed 50% of the
    world’s population by the end of this century.

    Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:
    The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.

  26. Shimy on Sat, 27th Oct 2012 9:15 PM 

    @ Moshaib

    You are pathetic: you still don’t know what is happening around the world, do you?

    why the west blames Islam for everything!!

    Read below

    Rev. Peter Hammond Exposed, A Judeo-Christian War Enabler Uncovered by His Own Financial Supporter

    Charles E. Carlson Nov 2, 2003

    Pharisee Watch is publishing a letter by the Board of Elders of The CHURCH OF CHRISTIAN LIBERTY, a well known church, school, and home school network, pertaining to one Dr. Peter C. Hammond. The Church confirms an immoral personal scandal on the part of Hammond that has no doubt been an embarrassment. WHTT is grateful to the Church of Christian Liberty for being forthright about Hammond; we know of other institutions that know the truth about Hammond but have chosen to sweep this matter under the carpet.

    These findings are a small part of a pattern of business immorality of which Hammond and many other mail-order missionaries are flagrantly guilty. It demonstrates that Hammond is a pathological liar, which we have long suspected. He also implicates dozens of larger institutions associated with Hammond.

    We print this expose? only because there is a larger and more sordid scandal yet to be exposed. Hammond, and dozens more like him, have preyed upon the people of Sudan as war fodder with their claims used to milk and bilk thousands of well meaning financial contributors out of many millions of American dollars. These dollars have produced misery for many of those who were supposed to be helped in Sudan. It has also probably swelled the well hidden international accounts of men like Hammond and his father-in-law accomplice, Missionary Bill Bathman, who has covered for him shamelessly.

    The greater abuse that We Hold These Truths has worked to expose since 1997 is the death, poverty, and loss of homes and future security of millions of Sudanese

    A search of the whtt.org website using the site search engine will produce dozens of articles about Sudan, the corrupting influence of the Mailorder Missionaries, including some of the most prominent celebrity Christians.

    Allah has a much better plan for the religion of Islam?
    Don’t believe in what the ignorants say!!!

    Wake up all Muslims!!

  27. Shimy on Sun, 28th Oct 2012 3:55 AM 

    @ Moshaib,

    You just don’t get it? Do you? You think the Muslims are a threat to the world???

    Read more!!??

    Mailorder Missionaries Hammond is small financial potatoes, but he was one of the first vampires to raise money to fight the all but non-existent slavery in Sudan.

    He, and others, who move among churches and profess to be ?Christians,? have produced the worst of Sudan?s plagues because they have destroyed the credibility and hope of a poor country that is trying to pull itself up by its bootstraps with newly developed, and greatly coveted oil fields.

    They have used the most damaging and ancient weapon condemned in the Ten Commandments ?false witness? to destroy a non-existent enemy that they themselves created as an excuse to raise money. Theirs is a greater abuse than had they stolen the money for their own use.

    Notice the last paragraph??? This is what is happening around the world, to the Muslim Nations which the west is so damned on demonizing?

    read below:
    who exterminated who???

    a. North America – Extermination of Native Americans
    b. South America – Extermination of south American Natives
    c. Southern Africa & Apartheid
    d. Australia – Holocaust of Aborigines
    e. Enslaving India & China, and force the locals to produce ‘Opium’ : for someone who does not know, Wars were fought by massacering natives for forcing Opium trade.
    f. American History of Slavery
    g. Spanich ethnic-clensing of Jews & Moslems – Inquisition
    h. Klu Klux Klan & lynching of African-Americans
    i. Frying up two entire cities with children, old and women in Japan.
    j. Making life hell out of vietnamese, and now repeating it in Afghanistan and Iraq not to forget I am leaving Palestine out of the picture.
    k. Lastly, If anybody can objectively see what was the World-War l. was about – It was essentially fought by powers over stealing wealth in “Africa” :)
    m. The Oklahoma bombings were not labeled “Christian Terrorists” – but WTC attacks were labeled “Muslim Terrorists”

    The Americans claim muslims to be dumb ignorants,living in the dark ages but then again claim they planned 9/11 attacks? It doesn’t make sense just like Dr pathological liar here (that you are so fond of ) claiming that Islam is a complete 100% system of life?? ??? then again why is it so bad????

  28. Wives and Concubines on Sun, 28th Oct 2012 8:59 AM 

    Shimy I have noticed that pretty much all your arguments are based on either conspiracy theories or red herrings.

    So why do you waste your time, because I doubt anybody takes you seriously anymore.

  29. Shimy on Sun, 28th Oct 2012 11:19 AM 

    Wives and Concubines, you are really pathetic yeah??!!?

    That is because you are an ignorant lunatic sponsored by the Roshctchild zionists….soon the Kheelafat will come to Syria, Bilad e-sham….and you will go crying back to your mommy because the Sunnah of Rasul Allah (swt) will prove to be true.

    And if Muslims are so such like you say, how come I can post on laptops and computers…..why are Muslims so technologically advanced they can engage in terrorism against world trade centre.

    Have you ever considered the miracle of zam Sam water or the miracle of the salmons who swi. Upstream as mentioned in the Quran one thousand four hundred years before the Darwin worshipping Neanderthal gay scientists discovered them. NO BECAUSE, YOU aRE SO STUPID AND IGNORANT THAT YOU EVEN MOCK EID CELEBRATIONS!

    ONLY TIME AND DEATH WILL SHOW THE TRUTH! REPENT!

  30. Anees on Sun, 28th Oct 2012 11:19 AM 

    @ Shimy vsMoshaib,

    The argument of Moshaib was about the God’s will rather than the human’s in making the world a place of peace rather than horror. God claims he wields all powers such that he has control of everything, and nothing happens or will happen without his will. Then who is responsible for all the evils taking place. The Satan who is himself a creation of God and, who according to God’s power theory, cannot do anything without God’s will, is blamed forall the evil and the credit for all the good is for God, whereas both good and bad happen because of God’s will. Is this reasonable?

    However, Shimy is arguing about human acts against other humans. Looking at this, we find that Muslims encourage killing in the name of the religion whereas the religion came for the human beings rather than the reverse. If this is the case religion cannot allow killing humans although religion is breached by the human. On the contrary, the religion must provide a solution for the human to achieve the target desired by the religion.

  31. Shimy on Sun, 28th Oct 2012 1:55 PM 

    To all readers here,

    the genuine shimy,

    the comment posted Shimy on Sun, 28th Oct 2012 11:19 AM is a fake and we all know that this is how the west and the unbelievers slander Islam because they are really truly afraid of certain truths.

    My only goal here is to be genuine about certain matters on how i see it and people in the Maldives(fake commenters here) only proves that they want to slander Islam and the prophet no matter what!!!

    If you are commenting on something then you have to find about the two sides of the coin.

    Muslims and non Muslims alike need to find the facts about the truth.

    As the saying goes by Abraham Lincoln;

    You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

  32. A_Musthaaq on Sun, 28th Oct 2012 4:20 PM 

    for All the hypocrites and infidels..pls get admonition from this very verses of Quran. !!!
    [Surat Al-Mujādila:verse:18-22]
    On the Day when Allah will resurrect them all together (for their account), then they will swear to Him as they swear to you (O Muslims). And they think that they have something (to stand upon). Verily, they are liars!

    Shaitan (Satan) has overtaken them. So he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah. They are the party of Shaitan (Satan). Verily, it is the party of Shaitan (Satan) that will be the losers!

    Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), they will be among the lowest (most humiliated).

    Allah has decreed: “Verily! It is I and My Messengers who shall be the victorious.” Verily, Allah is All-Powerful, All-Mighty.

    You (O Muhammad SAW) will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW ), even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred (people). For such He has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with Ruh (proofs, light and true guidance) from Himself. And We will admit them to Gardens (Paradise) under which rivers flow, to dwell therein (forever). Allah is pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Verily, it is the Party of Allah that will be the successful.
    *****
    it is the truth that is going to prevail, and eventually, falsehood will perish.
    Allah says : “They intend to put out the Light of Allah (i.e. the religion of Islam, this Quran, and Prophet Muhammad SAW) with their mouths. But Allah will complete His Light even though the disbelievers hate (it).” [(sūrat l-ṣaf,verse:8]. wassalam.


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