Saturday, May 31, 2008
The above excerpt is Part one of an extensive analysis By Adrian Morgan. To read the complete artice click here..
A student of a religious seminary in Pakistan's Punjab province has died after he was punished by his teacher, police say.
Atif, seven, was hung upside down from a ceiling fan by Maulvi Ziauddin for not memorising his Koran lessons, his fellow students told the police.
Atif's condition deteriorated quickly and he died in the teacher's room. Maulvi Ziauddin has been arrested.
Human rights organisation say Pakistani children are often exposed to abuse.
To read the complete article go to BBC NEWS
Friday, May 30, 2008
Although we are al-Akh with the Palestinians, there is very little we know about them. But that does not make our brotherhood any less. Palestine (and the destruction of Israel) is more important to Maldivians than Maldives itself!
Maldivians think that the refugees were expelled by Israel. But the truth is the Arabs who became refugees in 1948 were not expelled by Israel but left on their own to facilitate the destruction of Israel. The Palestinian Arabs are VICTIMS Of THEMSELVES,THE ARAB WORLD, and the ISLAMIC UMMA, for their refusal to ACCEPT the EXISTENCE of ISRAEL.
Here is a collection of statements from Palestinians, admitting that the Arabs who became refugees in 1948 were not expelled by Israel but left on their own to facilitate the destruction of Israel. (From a bulletin by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook for Palestinian Media Watch
with thanks to Jihad Watch)
The Arabs who became refugees in 1948 were not expelled by Israel but left on their own to facilitate the destruction of Israel, according to a senior Palestinian journalist writing in a Palestinian daily. This plan to leave Israel was initiated by the Arab states fighting Israel, who promised the people they would be able to return to their homes in a few days once Israel was defeated. The article in Al-Ayyam concludes that these Arab states are responsible for the Arab refugee problem.To read more about this self inflicted tragedy go to The “Nakba”: The most lucrative extortion business opportunity for Arabs and Muslims
A backbone of Palestinian English-language propaganda is the myth that Israel expelled hundreds of thousands of Arabs from Israel and created Arab refugees. But in recent years, PMW has documented an increasing willingness among Palestinians to openly blame the Arab states and not Israel.
Following are five such statements of blame, starting with this most recent article and including testimony from refugees themselves and corroboration by Palestinian leaders. Clearly, there is a growing Palestinian willingness to blame the Arab leaders, which corroborates Israel's historical record.
1. Jawad Al Bashiti, Palestinian journalist in Jordan, writing in Al-Ayyam, May 13, 2008
"Remind me of one real cause from all the factors that have caused the "Palestinian Catastrophe" [the establishment of Israel and the creation of refugee problem], and I will remind you that it still exists... The reasons for the Palestinian Catastrophe are the same reasons that have produced and are still producing our Catastrophes today.
During the Little Catastrophe, meaning the Palestinian Catastrophe the following happened: the first war between Arabs and Israel had started and the "Arab Salvation Army" came and told the Palestinians: 'We have come to you in order to liquidate the Zionists and their state. Leave your houses and villages, you will return to them in a few days safely. Leave them so we can fulfill our mission (destroy Israel) in the best way and so you won't be hurt.' It became clear already then, when it was too late, that the support of the Arab states (against Israel) was a big illusion. Arabs fought as if intending to cause the "Palestinian Catastrophe". [Al-Ayyam, May 13 2008]
2. Mahmoud Al-Habbash, Palestinian Journalist in PA official daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, December 13, 2006
"...The leaders and the elites promised us at the beginning of the "Catastrophe" in 1948, that the duration of the exile will not be long, and that it will not last more than a few days or months, and afterwards the refugees will return to their homes, which most of them did not leave only until they put their trust in those "Arkuvian" promises made by the leaders and the political elites. Afterwards, days passed, months, years and decades, and the promises were lost with the strain of the succession of events..." [Term "Arkuvian," is after Arkuv - a figure from Arab tradition - who was known for breaking his promises and for his lies."] "
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, December 13, 2006]
3. Asmaa Jabir Balasimah, Woman who fled Israel in 1948, Al-Ayyam, May 16, 2006
"We heard sounds of explosions and of gunfire at the beginning of the summer in the year of the "Catastrophe" . They told us: The Jews attacked our region and it is better to evacuate the village and return, after the battle is over. And indeed there were among us [who fled Israel] those who left a fire burning under the pot, those who left their flock [of sheep] and those who left their money and gold behind, based on the assumption that we would return after a few hours."
[Al-Ayyam, May 16, 2006]
4. Son of man who fled in 1948, PA TV 1999
An Arab viewer called Palestinian Authority TV and quoted his father, saying that in 1948 the Arab District Officer ordered all Arabs to leave Palestine or be labeled traitors. In response, Arab MK Ibrahim Sarsur, then Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, cursed those leaders, thus acknowledging Israel's historical record.
"Mr. Ibrahim [Sarsur]. I address you as a Muslim. My father and grandfather told me that during the "Catastrophe" [in 1948], our district officer issued an order that whoever stays in Palestine and in Majdel [near Ashkelon - Southern Israel] is a traitor, he is a traitor."
Response from Ibrahim Sarsur, now MK, then Head of the Islamic Movement in Israel:
"The one who gave the order forbidding them to stay there bears guilt for this, in this life and the Afterlife throughout history until Resurrection Day."
[PA TV April 30, 1999]
5. Fuad Abu Higla, senior Palestinian, Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, March 19, 2001
Fuad Abu Higla, then a regular columnist in the official PA daily Al Hayat Al Jadida, wrote an article before an Arab Summit, which criticized the Arab leaders. One of the failures he cited, in the name of a prisoner, was that an earlier generation of Arab leaders "forced" them to leave Israel in 1948, again placing the blame for the flight on the Arab leaders.
"I have received a letter from a prisoner in Acre prison, to the Arab summit:
To the [Arab and Muslim] Kings and Presidents, poverty is killing us, the symptoms are exhausting us and the souls are leaving our body, yet you are still searching for the way to provide aid, like one who is looking for a needle in a haystack or like the armies of your predecessors in the year of 1948, who forced us to leave [Israel], on the pretext of clearing the battlefields of civilians...So what will your summit do now?"
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 19, 2001]
It is clear from these statements that there is general acknowledgment among Palestinians that Arab leaders bear responsibility for the mass flight of Arabs from Israel in 1948, and were the cause of the "refugee" problem. Furthermore, the fact that this information has been validated by public figures and refugees in the Palestinian Authority media itself confirms that this responsibility is well-known - even though for propaganda purposes its leaders continue to blame Israel publicly for "the expulsion."
Thursday, May 29, 2008
"The Palestinians are in the refugee camps because the Arab nations want them in refugee camps in order to perpetuate political hatred against Israel"
"The UN has been part and parcel of this conspiracy," he said.
Engel, who co-chairs the parliamentary group - established as a sister-caucus to the Knesset's Christian Allies Caucus - said that UNRWA, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1949 to carry out relief and works programs for Palestinian refugees, was actually designed to perpetuate the festering sore of the refugee problem.
"Instead of resettling them, UNRWA keeps them in refugee camps," Engel said. "The Palestinians are in the refugee camps because the Arab nations want them in refugee camps in order to perpetuate political hatred against Israel."...
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Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Amir Yaqoubali is a supporter of the "One Million Signatures" petition campaign launched in June 2006. According to a feminist website, he was arrested as he collected signatures.
The campaign seeks to change the Islamic republic's laws on marriage, divorce, inheritance and child custody by collecting signatures both online and in person.
In recent months four feminists -- Rezvan Moghadam, Nahid Jafari, Nasrin Afzali and Marzieh Mortazi Langueroudi -- were handed down suspended sentences of six months in prison and 10 lashes by Tehran Revolutionary Court for disorderly conduct in public.
In March last year, they took part in a rally outside the same court to protest against the arrest of five feminists in June 2006.
Several other activists, arrested for their pro-feminism stance, are still in jail.
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Monday, May 26, 2008
Why is it that the Original Dhivehi article - The page cannot be found.
Most probably this new version is meant for the foreign audience.
For just one example "And (the commission) would also like to point out that, to save the society from religious divisions it is very important that the role played by the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs be broadened."” is not there anymore.
Am I missing something here?The original report in Dhivehi was covered well and admirably here at Secular Maldives. Ismail also covered it here. If you read the postings at Secular Maldives and Dhivehistan Report, it is very clear that Tthe Human Rights Commission of Maldives has omitted very large parts of their Dhivehi version in translation to English. This new move is very suspect as outright deception, revising, covering up or watering down. Islamists are well known to send one message to their people in the local language and an entirely different message to the world media in English.
Is the Human Rights Commission of Maldives deviously giving us their actual truthful version in Dhivehi and telling the outside world pleasant platitudes in English?
The rapes in Bangladesh are often associated with brutal violence (e.g. beatings, cuttings and the forceful insertion of objects into the vagina) and a great majority are gang rapes that often takes place in front of the victim’s husbands, children or parents. The investigative material from human rights organizations like GHRD provides countless examples of how the victims have
suffered physically and mentally as a result of rape. A victim as young as four years old was gang raped in Jhenidah and the rape was initiated by a local leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal, (JCD) a student wing of BNP. In order for the perpetrators to enable the act they had to first cut her vagina open with a knife. In some cases bamboo sticks have been forcefully entered into the victim’s vagina after the rape. Young girls are brutally gang raped and dumped at various fields or in the bush left bleeding and/or unconscious. GHRD Dhaka writes: “The girl still suffered from the injuries she sustained during the gang rape during her imprisonment. In addition, she probably suffered from trauma as a result of both the rapes and her incarceration.”
Although the right to protection by the law is proclaimed in the Constitution169 and despite the harsh punishments for the crime of rape that was introduced in 2000, the police are often unable or unwilling to investigate the alleged rapes. The Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist & Christian Unity Council in the USA asserts: “The police rarely allow rape victims to press charges against their rapists. Typically, if a rape victim goes to the police and insists on action, they are given the “run around” for a few days allowing the rape evidence to disappear. The police officers themselves will then persecute the victims. This, of course, is followed by death threats or kidnapping.” GHRD reports that “After the rape took place, several members of the community of the girl interviewed and recorded the statement of one of the perpetrators. Although he named all the
other perpetrators in the gang rape and this tape was released to the police, they were not included in the police report.” If the victim manages to bring her case to the court, only 95% of the accused in rape cases are acquitted due to faulty investigations or lack of conclusive evidence. The CEDAW Committee has stated that: “The content as well as application of laws put women [in Bangladesh] in a disadvantaged position as compared to men.” For example, the Bangladeshi inheritance laws concede male dominance in terms of rights and resources, simultaneously perpetuate and legitimize the male dominance and “right” to control property, including women.
Human Rights Watch declares that they are “concerned about the role of two junior partners in the BNP-led coalition[…], both the Jamaat-e-Islami and the Islami Oikya Jote have supported harassment and violence against both the Ahmadiyya Muslim sect and the Hindu minority in
Bangladesh.” Despite this, the government has done little to deal with this issue, according to the AHRC. For example, they have refused to establish an independent anti-corruption agency and there is no independent body to receive or investigate complaints against the police and other state officers. The public prosecutors are still under political control and state officers are
protected from prosecution. The rape of Hindu women in Bangladesh is encouraged by the institutionalised discrimination against the religious minorities. For example, discriminatory laws like the “Vested Property Act” make it profitable for the majority to attack Hindus.
Amnesty International writes that during the weeks following the elections “more than one hundred women are believed to have been raped.” Salam Azad claims that: “Within 45 days after the election […] more than 1000 Hindu women had to suffer inhumane tortures.” The
Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities also claims that approximately 1000 women belonging to the minorities (mainly Hindus) were raped within three months surrounding the elections. Afroza Begum has estimated that approximately ten women are raped every day.
"With Intent to Destroy?" Rape as Genocide under International Criminal Law
The Case of Bangladesh
Saturday, May 24, 2008
With thanks to Farhan Bokhari and CBS News. To view the gruesome video visit the CBS News link.
Friday, May 23, 2008
The Jihad for The Sake of Bread
Egypt, the land of the greatest civilization that gave the world the wonders of the Pyramids and the Library of Alexandria, that has been known to be the light of the world. Once It was swept by fundamental islam, expelled the Jewish population, oppressed and keep persecuting the native descendants of ancient Egyptians, the Copts (both Jewish and Copts that made Egypt the most thriving, economically and culturally in the Middle-East). Became the motherland of the Muslims Brotherhood, that exported to the world the phylosophy of islamic terror through its satellites accross the globe which gave birth to Al Qaeda and companies. Now egypt is hungry, and a time bomb that could explode with repercusions felt all over the Western world.
Muslims wants to boycot Dutch and Danish products. Now they kill for a piece of bread
Egypt, the biggest country in the arab world, has been experiencing the gravest situation of it's modern history since the begining of the year, shortage of subsidized bread that is the main food item for at least 60% of the population.
The economic situation in Egypt has been going from worse to catastrophic. We have been pedicting that, for the last year, warning that the islamic radicalization would lead the country to a total bankruptcy and turmoil.
Islam is ruining the country, Besides the billions (disguised Jeziah) the US is giving Egypt, Al Azhar islamic institutions is in command of an open budget that exceeds $10 billion for building mosques, paying sheiks'salaries, sending Da'wah (missionaries) that are experts in bomb making all over the world. While the infrastructure, school, universities, medical services, hos[itals, transportation, water supply, sewer systems, roads, are falling into disaray, with the highest unemployment rate in the world, 60% of a population below the age of 30
Al Azhar declared: If you die in the line of bread, you're a Shahid
Now, and for the last three months Egyptians have to stand in line and fight to buy bread, which caused the death of seveteen people up to now. The funny thing in that misery, Al Azhar issued a fatwa, stating that whoever gets killed in the bread line would be considered a martyr (Shahid). The jihad for the sake of bread. What a consolation for hungry and miserable people. Islam always have the solution. If islam brings you misery, hunger and death, islam won't leave you depart empty handed, you're a Shahid, and you will get those 72 virgin whores, and all the Kentucky fried chicken (with no bird flew) you can eat, without the need for viagra. That beats "les biscuits" Marie Antoinette suggested for the hungry people during the French revolution.
The situation is desintegrating rapidly, with a government in total paralysis and corruption, under a ruthless dictator (Mubarak), and the harshest living conditions ever for the majoroty of Egyptians. Worth noting that if islam is the result of this catastrophic backwardness, corruption, and disintegration, it could lead to more radicalization and benefit the fundamentalist factions such as the "Muslim Brotherhood, that promote the slogan, "Islam is the solution."
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Muhammad was born in the month of Rabi'al-awwal in 570. He belonged to the Banu Hashim, one of the prominent families of Mecca, although it seems not to have been prosperous during Muhammad's early lifetime. Muhammad's father, Abdullah, died almost six months before he was born. At the age of six Muhammad lost his mother Amina to illness and he became fully orphaned. He was subsequently brought up for two years under the guardianship of his paternal grandfather Abd al-Muttalib, of the Banu Hashim Clan of the Quraysh tribe. When he was eight years of age his grandfather also died. Muhammad now came under the care of his uncle Abu Talib, the new leader of Banu Hashim. Muhammad's guardians saw that he did not starve to death, but it was hard for them to do more for him, especially as the fortunes of the clan of Hashim seem to have been declining at that time. While still in his teens, Muhammad began accompanying his uncle on trading journeys to Syria gaining some experience in commercial career; the only career open to Muhammad as an orphan.
At some point Muhammad adopted the practice of meditating alone for several weeks every year in a cave near Mecca. In one of his visits to the Mount Hira, the angel called Jibreel began communicating with him in the year 610. Upon receiving his first revelations Muhammad was deeply distressed and contemplated throwing himself off the top of a mountain but the spirit moved closer and told him that he has been chosen as a messenger of God.
Mohammed taught that there is a Creator called Allah and all those who practice the Way of Allah would go to a place called Jannath.
The good Dhivehin who manage to go to Jannath shall be given 72 houris (beautiful, angelic-like female creatures of tender age, having large breasts which are round pointed, and not inclined to dangle. Their virginity is renewed each day. No matter at what age he had died, when he is admitted into paradise, he will become a thirty-year-old, and shall not age any further and they will be given the strength of a hundred men to eat, drink, feel desire and have sexual intercourse by Allah.
Maldivians have designed a nation that is only for people who believe this and ardently desire to have unlimited sex with these heavenly maidens who will be so beautiful, pure and transparent that the marrow of the bones of their legs will be seen through the flesh. When a Maldivian who has managed to get to Jannath desires a beauty, as soon as he can think it, he will have intercourse with them as desired. (Thats all my friend Ibrahim can think about even now!)
- "A cult is a group or movement exhibiting a great or excessive devotion or dedication to some person, idea or thing and employing unethically manipulative techniques of persuasion and control (e.g. isolation from former friends and family, debilitation, use of special methods to heighten suggestibility and subservience, powerful group pressures, information management, suspension of individuality or critical judgment, promotion of total dependency on the group and fear of [consequences of] leaving it, etc) designed to advance the goals of the group's leaders to the actual or possible detriment of members, their families, or the community."
When you have to believe this stuff about houris and jinns to be a citizen, Maldives is best described as a cult.
Also, there are precedents, both involving Muslims, as does this story:
UK: Shop-owners sold chocolate cake sprinkled with human faeces
Man Caught On Tape Sprinkling Fecal Matter On Pastries
"Man remanded after 'urine' attack," from the BBC, May 19 (thanks to Jeff):
A man has been remanded in custody charged with spraying urine at two supermarkets, a pub and a book shop.
Sahnoun Daifallah, 42, of Bibury Road, from Gloucester, appeared before magistrates and pleaded not guilty to four charges of contaminating products.
He was arrested on Friday after a substance, believed to be urine, was sprayed over produce at Tesco in Quedgeley and Morrisons at Abbeydale. [...]
In court prosecutor Liz Thomas said two days earlier Mr Daifallah used an improvised device to shower hundreds of children's books at Waterstones in Cirencester.
He is also charged with releasing the liquid over food in the Air Balloon pub, near Cheltenham....
Sunday, May 18, 2008
"Er, maybe not the Maldives, unless Shari'ah law is your cup of tea. If Sheikh Abdul Majeed Bari, (leader of the religious Adhaalath party scholars' council) gets his way, the death penalty for apostasy (converting from Islam to another religion) and the "amputation of hands for certain types of theft" could make their way into Maldivian law.
He believes the current legal system causes "conflicts in society." "There would be peace if the country was practicing Islamic Shari'ah," he says.
Perhaps it all depends on what your definition of "peace" is.As the concept of Shari'ah law gains popularity in the Maldives, implications for happy vacationers could range from frustrating to downright unpleasant. Just imagine your arrival: in Hawaii, visitors are draped with leis from women in hula skirts and greeted with a friendly "Aloha!" In the Maldives, women can expect to be draped with a burka instead of a lei, while the men could receive a handbook entitled "Practical Tips for Beating Your Wife Properly (and Other Ways to Make the Most of Your Maldivian Vacation)."
Okay, so the beach may not quite pan out the way you imagined, but there are still tennis lessons with the hotel pro to look forward to. Still, be careful: if anyone sees him showing you how to position yourself for your overhand shot, he might be the one with the shot - a shot in the back. And forget about having a torrid, steamy affair with him (the kind they write about in paperback romance novels), because a future feature of many luxury resort hotels could be a stoning pit located right behind the outdoor bar.
As your dream Maldivian vacation draws to a close and you pack your bags to head home, the bad news could be that the hotel receptionist who romanced your teenage son is dead. Unfortunately, she would have been "honor killed" because she fell in love with the wrong kind of guy and shamed her family. The good news is you'll save money by not having to buy your son a return plane ticket to visit her next year.
Hey. Who said that the Maldives wasn't a gorgeous, relaxing and fun place?
To read the full essay click here
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58, Number 188.
Muslims fear criticism or mockery of their religion more than they fear death.
The good thing about Islam is that you don’t actually have to mock it, Islam mocks itself.
The Sunna of Muhammad, his personal example, is mainly contained in extra-Koranic sources, especially the hadith. Even the practices of prayer and pilgrimage are based on information from the hadith literature.These are the most important religious texts for a billion Muslims, second only to the Koran itself.
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 356:Narrated Sad:Allah’s Apostle said, “He who eats seven ‘Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected by poison or magic on the day he eats them.”
Book 028, Number 5612:Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.
Volume 7, Book 72, Number 747:Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Apostle said, “If you want to put on your shoes, put on the right shoe first; and if you want to take them off, take the left one first. Let the right shoe be the first to be put on and the last to be taken off.”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 105:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “If somebody keeps a horse in Allah’s Cause motivated by his faith in Allah and his belief in His Promise, then he will be rewarded on the Day of Resurrection for what the horse has eaten or drunk and for its dung and urine.”
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 238:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “A wound which a Muslim receives in Allah’s cause will appear on the Day of Resurrection as it was at the time of infliction; blood will be flowing from the wound and its color will be that of the blood but will smell like musk.”
The Prophet said, “You will meet Allah barefooted, naked, walking on feet, and uncircumcised.”
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 537:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said “If a house fly falls in the drink of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink), for one of its wings has a disease and the other has the cure for the disease.”
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 366:Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:The Prophet said, ‘When you eat, do not wipe your hands till you have licked it, or had it licked by somebody else.”
Volume 7, Book 72, Number 754:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet forbade the wearing of a gold ring.
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 636:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “The effect of an evil eye is a fact.” And he prohibited tattooing
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 536:Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Apostle said, “Once while a prophet amongst the prophets was taking a rest underneath a tree, an ant bit him. He, therefore, ordered that his luggage be taken away from underneath that tree and then ordered that the dwelling place of the ants should be set on fire. Allah sent him a revelation:— “Wouldn’t it have been sufficient to burn a single ant? (that bit you)
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 362:Narrated ‘Abdul ‘Aziz:It was said to Anas “What did you hear the Prophet saying about garlic?” Anas replied, “Whoever has eaten (garlic) should not approach our mosque.”
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 210:Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:Allah’s Apostle drank milk, rinsed his mouth and said, “It has fat.”
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 245:Narrated Abu Burda:My father said, “I came to the Prophet and saw him carrying a Siwak in his hand and cleansing his teeth, saying, ‘U’ U’,” as if he was retching while the Siwak was in his mouth.”
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 368:Narrated Abu Umama:Whenever the dining sheet of the Prophet was taken away (i.e., whenever he finished his meal), he used to say: “Al-hamdu lillah kathiran taiyiban mubarakan fihi ghaira makfiy wala muwada’ wala mustaghna’anhu Rabbuna.”
Volume 7, Book 69, Number 535:Narrated Thumama bin Abdullah:Anas used to breathe twice or thrice in the vessel (while drinking) and used to say that the Prophet; used to take three breaths while drinking.
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 143:Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:The Prophet said, “If anyone of you on having sexual relations with his wife said (and he must say it before starting) ‘In the name of Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and also protect what you bestow upon us (i.e. the coming offspring) from Satan, and if it is destined that they should have a child then, Satan will never be able to harm that offspring.”
Volume 8, Book 77, Number 594:Narrated Anas bin Malik:The Prophet said, “Allah puts an angel in charge of the uterus and the angel says, ‘O Lord, (it is) semen! O Lord, (it is now ) a clot! O Lord, (it is now) a piece of flesh.’ And then, if Allah wishes to complete its creation, the angel asks, ‘O Lord, (will it be) a male or a female? A wretched (an evil doer) or a blessed (doer of good)? How much will his provisions be? What will his age be?’ So all that is written while the creature is still in the mother’s womb.”
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 433:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “On every Friday the angels take heir stand at every gate of the mosques to write the names of the people chronologically (i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the Friday prayer and when the Imam sits (on the pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to listen to the sermon.”
Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 11, Number 660:Quote: Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “Isn’t he who raises his head before the Imam afraid that Allah may transform his head into that of a donkey or his figure (face) into that of a donkey?”
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 174:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “A man saw a dog eating mud from (the severity of) thirst. So, that man took a shoe (and filled it) with water and kept on pouring the water for the dog till it quenched its thirst. So Allah approved of his deed and made him to enter Paradise.” And narrated Hamza bin ‘Abdullah: My father said. “During the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle, the dogs used to urinate, and pass through the mosques (come and go), nevertheless they never used to sprinkle water on it (urine of the dog.)”
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 494:Narrated Ibn Umar:Allah’s Apostle said, “When the (upper) edge of the sun appears (in the morning), don’t perform a prayer till the sun appears in full, and when the lower edge of the sun sets, don’t perform a prayer till it sets completely. And you should not seek to pray at sunrise or sunset for the sun rises between two sides of the head of the devil (or Satan).”
Volume 7, Book 71, Number 619:Narrated Nazi’:Abdullah bin ‘Umar said, “The Prophet said, ‘Fever is from the heat of Hell, so put it out (cool it) with water.’ “ Nafi’ added: ‘Abdullah used to say, “O Allah! Relieve us from the punishment,” (when he suffered from fever).
Volume 9, Book 87, Number 123:Narrated Anas:The Prophet said, “Whoever has seen me in a dream, then no doubt, he has seen me, for Satan cannot imitate my shape.
Volume 9, Book 87, Number 124:Narrated Abu Qatada:The Prophet said, “A good dream is from Allah, and a bad dream is from Satan. So whoever has seen (in a dream) something he dislike, then he should spit without saliva, thrice on his left and seek refuge with Allah from Satan, for it will not harm him, and Satan cannot appear in my shape.”
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 513:Narrated Abu Qatada:The Prophet said, “A good dream is from Allah, and a bad or evil dream is from Satan; so if anyone of you has a bad dream of which he gets afraid, he should spit on his left side and should seek Refuge with Allah from its evil, for then it will not harm him.”
Volume 2, Book 21, Number 245:Narrated ‘Abdullah :A person was mentioned before the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) and he was told that he had kept on sleeping till morning and had not got up for the prayer. The Prophet said, “Satan urinated in his ears.”
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 509:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “Yawning is from Satan and if anyone of you yawns, he should check his yawning as much as possible, for if anyone of you (during the act of yawning) should say: ‘Ha’, Satan will laugh at him.”
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 516:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “If anyone of you rouses from sleep and performs the ablution, he should wash his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out thrice, because Satan has stayed in the upper part of his nose all the night.”
Volume 1, Book 1, Number 2:Narrated ‘Aisha:(the mother of the faithful believers) Al-Harith bin Hisham asked Allah’s Apostle “O Allah’s Apostle! How is the Divine Inspiration revealed to you?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “Sometimes it is (revealed) like the ringing of a bell, this form of Inspiration is the hardest of all and then this state passes ‘ off after I have grasped what is inspired. Sometimes the Angel comes in the form of a man and talks to me and I grasp whatever he says.” ‘Aisha added: Verily I saw the Prophet being inspired Divinely on a very cold day and noticed the Sweat dropping from his forehead (as the Inspiration was over).
Volume 6, Book 61, Number 558:Narrated Aisha:Allah’s Apostle heard a man reciting the Qur’an at night, and said, “May Allah bestow His Mercy on him, as he has reminded me of such-and-such Verses of such-and-such Suras, which I was caused to forget.”
Volume 6, Book 61, Number 550:Narrated Abdullah:The Prophet said, “It is a bad thing that some of you say, ‘I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Qur’an,’ for indeed, he has been caused (by Allah) to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the Qur’an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than camel do.”
Volume 6, Book 61, Number 552:Narrated Abu Musa:The Prophet said, “Keep on reciting the Qur’an, for, by Him in Whose Hand my life is, Quran runs away (is forgotten) faster than camels that are released from their tying ropes.”
Salman reported that it was said to him: Your Apostle teaches you about everything, even about excrement. He replied: Yes, he has forbidden us to face the Qibla at the time of excretion or urination, or cleansing with right hand or with less than three pebbles, or with dung or bone.
Volume 5, Book 58, Number 200:Narrated Abu Huraira:That once he was in the, company of the Prophet carrying a water pot for his ablution and for cleaning his private parts. While he was following him carrying it(i.e. the pot), the Prophet said, “Who is this?” He said, “I am Abu Huraira.” The Prophet said, “Bring me stones in order to clean my private parts, and do not bring any bones or animal dung.” Abu Huraira went on narrating: So I brought some stones, carrying them in the corner of my robe till I put them by his side and went away. When he finished, I walked with him and asked, “What about the bone and the animal dung?” He said, “They are of the food of Jinns. The delegate of Jinns of (the city of) Nasibin came to me—and how nice those Jinns were—and asked me for the remains of the human food. I invoked Allah for them that they would never pass by a bone or animal dung but find food on them.”
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 144:Narrated Anas:Whenever the Prophet went to answer the call of nature, he used to say, “Allah-umma inni a’udhu bika minal khubuthi wal khaba’ith i.e. O Allah, I seek Refuge with You from all offensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits).”Volume 1, Book 4, Number 145:Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:Once the Prophet entered a lavatory and I placed water for his ablution. He asked, “Who placed it?” He was informed accordingly and so he said, “O Allah! Make him (Ibn ‘Abbas) a learned scholar in religion (Islam).”Volume 1, Book 4, Number 146:Narrated Abu Aiyub Al-Ansari:Allah’s Apostle said, “If anyone of you goes to an open space for answering the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qibla; he should either face the east or the west.”Volume 1, Book 4, Number 147:Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:People say, “Whenever you sit for answering the call of nature, you should not face the Qibla or Bait-ul-Maqdis (Jerusalem).” I told them. “Once I went up the roof of our house and I saw Allah’s Apostle answering the call of nature while sitting on two bricks facing Bait-ul-Maqdis (Jerusalem) (but there was a screen covering him. ‘Volume 1, Book 4, Number 152:Narrated Anas bin Malik:Whenever Allah’s Apostle went to answer the call of nature, I along with another boy used to accompany him with a tumbler full of water. (Hisham commented, “So that he might wash his private parts with it.)”
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 137:Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Apostle said, “The prayer of a person who does Hadath (passes, urine, stool or wind) is not accepted till he performs (repeats) the ablution.” A person from Hadaramout asked Abu Huraira, “What is ‘Hadath’?” Abu Huraira replied, “ ‘Hadath’ means the passing of wind from the anus.”
Volume 8, Book 82, Number 797:Narrated Anas bin Malik: A group of people from ‘Ukl (or ‘Uraina) tribe ——but I think he said that they were from ‘Ukl came to Medina and (they became ill, so) the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) she-camels and told them to go out and drink the camels’ urine and milk (as a medicine). So they went and drank it, and when they became healthy, they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. This news reached the Prophet early in the morning, so he sent (some) men in their pursuit and they were captured and brought to the Prophet before midday. He ordered to cut off their hands and legs and their eyes to be branded with heated iron pieces and they were thrown at Al-Harra, and when they asked for water to drink, they were not given water. (Abu Qilaba said, “Those were the people who committed theft and murder and reverted to disbelief after being believers (Muslims), and fought against Allah and His Apostle”).[MY COMMENT: The idea of drinking urine remains in force today, as do other practices of Muhammad (MEMRI, June 2007): Media Uproar Following Egyptian Mufti’s Fatwa on Companions of the Prophet Muhammad Being Blessed by Drinking His Urine]
Volume 1, Book 5, Number 277:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, ‘The (people of) Bani Israel used to take bath naked (all together) looking at each other. The Prophet Moses used to take a bath alone. They said, ‘By Allah! Nothing prevents Moses from taking a bath with us except that he has a scrotal hernia.’ So once Moses went out to take a bath and put his clothes over a stone and then that stone ran away with his clothes. Moses followed that stone saying, “My clothes, O stone! My clothes, O stone! till the people of Bani Israel saw him and said, ‘By Allah, Moses has got no defect in his body. Moses took his clothes and began to beat the stone.” Abu Huraira added, “By Allah! There are still six or seven marks present on the stone from that excessive beating.”
Book 030, Number 5654:Jabir b. Samura reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: I recognise the stone in Mecca which used to pay me salutations before my advent as a Prophet and I recognise that even now.
Volume 8, Book 82, Number 808:Narrated Abu Huraira:The Prophet said, “The boy is for (the owner of) the bed and the stone is for the person who commits illegal sexual intercourse.’
Volume 5, Book 58, Number 188:Narrated ‘Amr bin Maimun:During the pre-Islamic period of ignorance I saw a she-monkey surrounded by a number of monkeys. They were all stoning it, because it had committed illegal sexual intercourse. I too, stoned it along with them.
Volume 7, Book 62, Number 17:Narrated Jabir bin ‘Abdullah: When I got married, Allah’s Apostle said to me, “What type of lady have you married?” I replied, “I have married a matron’ He said, “Why, don’t you have a liking for the virgins and for fondling them?” Jabir also said: Allah’s Apostle said, “Why didn’t you marry a young girl so that you might play with her and she with you?’[MY COMMENT: Muhammad married Aisha when she was six years old, and consummated the marriage sexually when she was nine and he was 54. See “Aisha the Child Wife of Muhammad”: by Ali Sina]Book 008, Number 3311:‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) married her when she was seven years old, and he was taken to his house as a bride when she was nine, and her dolls were with herVolume 7, Book 62, Number 64:Narrated ‘Aisha:that the Prophet married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death).
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 229:Narrated ‘Aisha:I used to wash the traces of Janaba (semen) from the clothes of the Prophet and he used to go for prayers while traces of water were still on it (water spots were still visible).
Volume 1, Book 5, Number 282:Narrated Anas bin Malik:The Prophet used to visit all his wives in one night and he had nine wives at that time.
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 148:Narrated ‘Aisha:The wives of the Prophet used to go to Al-Manasi, a vast open place (near Baqia at Medina) to answer the call of nature at night. ‘Umar used to say to the Prophet “Let your wives be veiled,” but Allah’s Apostle did not do so. One night Sauda bint Zam’a the wife of the Prophet went out at ‘Isha’ time and she was a tall lady. ‘Umar addressed her and said, “I have recognized you, O Sauda.” He said so, as he desired eagerly that the verses of Al-Hijab (the observing of veils by the Muslim women) may be revealed. So Allah revealed the verses of “Al-Hijab” (A complete body cover excluding the eyes).
Volume 7, Book 62, Number 33:Narrated Usama bin Zaid:The Prophet said, “After me I have not left any affliction more harmful to men than women.”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 250:Narrated Ibn Abbas:That he heard the Prophet saying, “It is not permissible for a man to be alone with a woman, and no lady should travel except with a Muhram (i.e. her husband or a person whom she cannot marry in any case for ever; e.g. her father, brother, etc.).”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy).
The Koran 8,12:I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.
Book 041, Number 6983:Abdullah b. ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: You and the Jews would fight against one another until a stone would say: Muslim, here is a Jew behind me; come and kill him.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176:Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar:Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’“
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 260:Narrated Ikrima:Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn ‘Abbas, who said, “Had I been in his place I would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said, ‘Don’t punish (anybody) with Allah’s Punishment.’ No doubt, I would have killed them, for the Prophet said, ‘If somebody (a Muslim) discards his religion, kill him.’
“Volume 4, Book 52, Number 268:Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle called, “War is deceit”
.Volume 4, Book 52, Number 42:Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:Allah’s Apostle said, “There is no Hijra (i.e. migration) (from Mecca to Medina) after the Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and good intention remain; and if you are called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 44:Narrated Abu Huraira:A man came to Allah’s Apostle and said, “Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in reward).” He replied, “I do not find such a deed.”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 50:Narrated Anas bin Malik:The Prophet said, “A single endeavor (of fighting) in Allah’s Cause in the forenoon or in the afternoon is better than the world and whatever is in it.”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 63:Narrated Al-Bara:A man whose face was covered with an iron mask (i.e. clad in armor) came to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Shall I fight or embrace Islam first? “The Prophet said, “Embrace Islam first and then fight.” So he embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah’s Apostle said, A Little work, but a great reward. “(He did very little (after embracing Islam), but he will be rewarded in abundance).”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73:Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Abi Aufa: Allah’s Apostle said, “Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords.”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 80i:Narrated Abu Huraira:Allah’s Apostle said, “Allah welcomes two men with a smile; one of whom kills the other and both of them enter Paradise. One fights in Allah’s Cause and gets killed. Later on Allah forgives the ‘killer who also get martyred (In Allah’s Cause).”
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This morning I went for a fixed menu breakfasts in the neaby coffee shop. As I was buttering my toast my ears pricked up to the conversation going at the next table. I glanced sideways to find three young men wearing kurtha shirts. One of them also had a Yasser Arafat type tea-cloth head dress. In a conversation thickly sprinkled with Allah, kaafaru, mushriku, jahoodhee, munaafigu and islaan deen, they were discussing what to do with the people who left Islam.I think they noticed my interest in their conversation and their volume rose slightly that everyone neaby could hear them well.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
For 30 years, the wife said she never showed her face to her husband in conformity with the tradition of her native village near the south western Saudi city of Khamis Mushayt.
"After all these years, he tries to commit such a big mistake," the wife told Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadh, after she left the house in total disbelief.
This is not the first case of husbands who have not seen their wives' faces in decades.
In the past Al Arabiya has reported the case of Ali al-Qahtani, whose wife had been wearing the face veil for the entire ten years of their marrage. When he tried to take it off, she threatened to leave and only decided to stay after he swore never to try again.
Hassan Al-Atibi threatened to marry another woman if his wife didn't show him her face. The woman nominated one of her friends who doesn't observe this tradition as a possible new wife for him, saying this would be better than her showing her face.
And neither the husband or children of Om Rabea al-Gahdaray, 70, have ever seen her face. Al-Gahdaray says it is a family tradition, also followed by mother and sisters, which her husband accepted and never tried to change.
When asked how she could have kids without her husband ever seeing her face, she replied: "Marriage is about love, not faces."
If you have bad teeth, modern dental surgery can fix it!
I wonder if any MV Muslims are following this "tradition"?
From Al Arabiyya
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Typically for Saudi Arabia, the women who took part were seated in a separate room so the men could only hear them.
Such things are part and parcel of the complex system of social control maintained by clerics of Saudi Arabia's austere version of Sunni Islamic law, often termed Wahhabism. It is a system called into question by scholar Hatoon al-Fassi.
In her study, Women In Pre-Islamic Arabia, the outspoken rights advocate argues women in the pre-Islamic period enjoyed considerable rights in the Nabataean state, an urban Arabian kingdom centred in modern Jordan, south Syria and north-west Saudi Arabia during the Roman empire.
The main schools of sharia were codified in the 9th century AD in territories where a ruling Arab elite mixed with non-Arab and non-Muslim populations in the aftermath of the Arab conquests and the rise of Islam in the 7th century AD.
The main body of the law is derived mainly from oral traditions attributed to the Prophet Muhammad, and viewed by Islamic scholars as divine in origin. Scholars in the West have seen, in effect, a mix of Arabian, Jewish and Roman origins.
"The argument about Greco-Roman law having influenced the sharia rules about women could have some basis if one thinks in terms of Middle Eastern adaptations, 'provincial versions' of Greco-Roman law," said Gerald Hawting, a historian of early Islam at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Fassi, he said, "is not likely to win many friends among the traditional ulama (scholars) by arguing that important elements of the sharia originate from human history and not from God".
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On this occasion, The Dhivehistan Report urges and encourages all Maldivians to open their hearts and embrace their fellow Maldivians of the Christian faith. Stand up and say that they do not have to practice their religion in secret and live in fear because of their religious beliefs.
Stand up for your fellow Maldivians and their human rights.
"Christians believe Pentecost to be a powerful feast of salvation, because it speaks about the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai, about the founding of the Church, and about the Final Judgement. Pentecost is a parallel to Shavout, as Easter is to Passover. According to the Bible, on Passover, the Jews were delivered from slavery in Egypt; on Easter, mankind was delivered from slavery to sin; on Shavout, the Children of Israel received the "Law"; on Pentecost, the Church received the fullness of the Holy Spirit." - From Wikipedia
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These women normally offer namaz at their homes, but they're trying to make a statement. The All India Muslim women personal law board wants mosques across India to open their doors to regular visits by women.
''We are only practicing what Islam has been has been saying, we are not doing anything that goes against the principles laid down in the Shariat,'' said Shaista Ambar, President, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board.
But the clerics aren't happy and have labeled this as defiance.
''If a woman is in the market during the time of namaz she has the right to go to a mosque, there is a separate section over there for women and she can offer her prayers there. But this cannot be allowed to become a regular practice,'' said Khalid Rashid, a Sunni cleric.
But the women are convinced that there's no looking back. Mehrunissa said, ''We don't care about those who issue these fatwas.''
A few days ago, the board had issued a model nikahnama for Sunnis and upset clerics for doing away with triple talakh.
Now with a move to pray at mosques, it's their way of doing away with gender inequality.
With thanks to NDTV.com
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Everyday we hear the mullahs reciting such things that contradict the reality of what happens to women under Islam.
Let us now hear from some women about the true status of women in Islam.
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Thursday, May 08, 2008
"Israel in 2008 looks little like the tiny agricultural nation that declared its independence 60 years ago. Modern Israel is high tech superpower, leading the world in of medicine, biotech, computer science, environment, culture and art. After two thousand years of exile, fresh from the ovens of Europe, with virtually nothing, they came to rebuild their lives as free Jews in their homeland.
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A few days late, but ....Happy Birthday Israel.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
- Sura (2:223) - "Your wives are as a tilth unto you; so approach your tilth when or how ye will..." Wives are to be sexually available to their husbands in all ways at all times. They serve their husbands at his command. This verse is believed to refer to anal sex (see Bukhari 60:51), and was "revealed" when women complained to Muhammad about the practice. The phrase "when and how you will" means that they lost their case.
- Sura (4:34) - "Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them."
Saudi women had more rights at the time of the Romans than todayArab women had more rights at the time of the Romans than they have today. At that time, in fact, their capacity to conduct their own economic affairs was recognised, which is not true in Saudi Arabia today. This is maintained by a female Saudi scholar, Hatoon al-Fassi, in a book entitled "Women In Pre-Islamic Arabia", published by British Archaeological Reports.
Barred from teaching at King Saud University in 2001, the scholar has examined the situation of Nabataea, a kingdom that at the beginning of the Christian era included parts of modern-day Jordan, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, and had its capital in Petra. Here, Fassi maintains, women were able to conduct business, without even the form of "protection" required by Greek tradition in these matters. In her opinion, it is precisely because of the lack of understanding on the part of Islamic scholars of the influences of Greco-Roman legislation on sharia that the limited rights and freedoms for women have arisen.
"We now live the worst status imaginable": this statement from Fawziya al-Oyouni, a women's rights activist, is reported in the review of the book on Middle East Online, which highlights how, when religious authorities, ministers, and businessmen met last month in Riyadh to discuss work for women, there were no women visible, because they were confined to another room, and the men were able only to hear them.
With thanks to Asia News
Sunday, May 04, 2008
We will even sell and serve the destructive wine of this world to the infidel tourists and not drink it ourselves. But later, Maldivians will enjoy wine in Paradise as a reward for their Good Deeds. Suck on that, Caligula and Hugh Hefner!
"What hair! What a chest! What a mouth! What cheeks! What a figure! What breasts! What thighs! What legs! What whiteness! What softness! Without any creams - no Nivea, no Vaseline. No nothing!"
"You Would Find 10 Black-Eyed Virgins Sprawled on Musk Cushions"
"He said that faces would be soft that day. Even your own face will be soft without any powder or makeup. You yourself will be soft, so how soft will a black-eyed virgin be, when she comes to you so tall and with her beautiful face, her black hair and white face - praised be He who created night and day. Just feel her palm, Sheikh!
"He said: How soft will a fingertip be, after being softened in paradise for thousands of years! There is no god but Allah. He told us that if you entered one of the palaces, you would find 10 black-eyed virgins sprawled on musk cushions. Where is Abu Khaled? Here, he has arrived!
"When they see you, they will get up and run to you. Lucky is the one who gets to put her thumb in your hand. When they get hold of you, they will push you onto your back, on the musk cushions. They will push you onto your back, Jamal! Allah Akbar! I wish this on all people present here.
"He said that one of them would place her mouth on yours. Do whatever you want.
"Another one would press her cheek against yours, yet another would press her chest against yours, and the others would await their turn. There is no god but Allah."
"Wine in Paradise is a Reward for Your Good Deeds"
"He told us that one black-eyed virgin would give you a glass of wine. Wine in Paradise is a reward for your good deeds. The wine of this world is destructive, but not the wine of the world to come."
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Please do not laugh. If we were to believe the following ahadith then it is certainly true that Islamic toilets are the perennial abodes of jinns and devils.
In Sunaan Abu Dawud (1.0006) we read that toilets are frequented by jinns and devils. Sunaan ibn Majah (1.296) writes that devils visit public toilets.
Let us read in full the first hadis:
Sunaan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0006:Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam:
- The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: These privies are frequented by the jinns and devils. So when anyone amongst you goes there, he should say: "I seek refuge in Allah from male and female devils."
Pray Before Entering an Islamic Toilet
Since jinns and devils visit Islamic toilets, Muhammad instructed his followers to offer prayer when entering a lavatory. We have already read a hadis on this. Here are a few more.
- Pray when answering the call of nature…(Sahih Bukhari, 1.4.144)
- When you enter a lavatory say, “O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from wicked and noxious things."…(Sahih Muslim, 3.0729)
- When entering a toilet, say a prayer: O’ Allah I seek refuge with you from all offensive and wicked things (evil deeds and evil spirits)…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.19)
- To screen you from jinns, when visiting toilet say Bismillah…(Sunaan Tirmidhi, 130)
- Do Not Hold Your Penis With Your Right Hand
Please do not be offended when you read this weird Islamic Toilet manner. In Islam, it is haram to hold your penis with your right hand when you defecate or urinate. Regarding your penis manner while in an Islamic Toilet, there are many ahadith, in all the Sahih Sitta (the six authentic) on this specification of Allah. In many of these ahadith Muhammad (that is, Allah), specified that when inside a toilet one may use his left hand to hold his penis. We may wonder about women, I am yet to find a hadis where Allah has specified that women cannot hold (OOPS! touch) their pudenda with their right hand. So we may assume that women are free to use either hand to cleanse themselves.
Here is a collection of a few interesting ahadith on Islamic manners of cleaning yourself in the toilet.
- Do not breath while drinking water; do not touch penis in lavatory and do not cleanse private parts with your right hand...(Sahih Bukhari, 1. 4.155)
- While urinating, do not hold penis with your right hand...(Sahih Bukhari, 1.4.156)
- While in a toilet do not touch penis with your right hand…(Sahih Muslim, 2.0512)
- While urinating or defecating do not touch your penis with your right hand…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.1.0031)
- When urinating do not touch your penis with your right hand…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.24, 25)
Use left hand for private parts…(Mishkat, 1.185)
- Do not touch male organ with right hand…(Mishkat, 1.183)
- Use left hand for touching private parts…(Mishkat, 1.185)
Rules on Islamic Defecation
In the Qur'an there is very little or none about Allah’s stipulation on Islamic Toilet procedures. However, some Islamic scholars believe that Allah revealed verse 9:108 in connection with the proper method of cleaning oneself after defecating. Let us read verse 9:108 from the Qur'an and a hadis from Sunaan Abu Dawud:
- 9:108. Never stand you therein. Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand therein (to pray). In it are men who love to clean and to purify themselves. And Allâh loves those who make themselves clean and pure (i.e. who clean their private parts with dust [i.e. to be considered as soap) and water from urine and stools, after answering the call of nature] (Tr. Hilali and Khan).
Please note that the translators have inserted their own comments. They are of the opinion that in Islamic ritual of defecating dust may be considered as soap.
Here is what a hadis says:
- Sunaan Abu Dawud, Book 1, Number 0044:Narrated Abu Hurayrah:The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The following verse was revealed in connection with the people of Quba': "In it are men who love to be purified" (ix.108). He (Abu Hurayrah) said: They used to cleanse themselves with water after easing. So the verse was revealed in connection with them.
One compulsory provision of Islamic toilet manner is that during defecation a Muslim must position himself in such a manner that neither his face (that is, penis or women’s vulva) nor his back (that is, buttock) should face the Qibla (Kaba). Muslims must obey this rule whether defecating in an open desert or inside a latrine in his house.
Here are a few ahadith on this:
- While defecating in the open space neither face nor turn your back towards Qibla (Kaba); instead, face the east or the west…(Sahih Bukhari, 1.4.146)
- While excreting or urinating do not face the Qibla…(Sahih Muslim, 2.0504)
- When defecating in the desert do not face Qibla nor turn your backside towards Qibla; use three sods and your right hand to cleanse your private parts…(Sunaan Tirmidhi, 128)
- While defecating do not face or show backside to Allah…(Mishkat, 1.185)Interestingly,
- Muhammad urinated by turning his face towards the Qibla…(Sunaan ibn Majah, 1.325)
- Muhammad defecated facing Jerusalem…(Sahih Bukhari, 1.4.147)
- Muhammad stipulated that if you wear a ring, you must remove it when going inside a toilet.
Another interesting hadis in Sahih Muslim (7.2942) says that a Muslim can defecate in a river. In this case there might not be any necessity to cleanse his anus, as river water will do the job. Curiously, a hadis in Sunaan Nasai (1.50, 51) says that having defecated, and having cleansed yourself, you should rub two hands on earth.
Here are a few more interesting ahadith on defecating in Islamic manner:
- After defecating do not use bones or dung; use stones to cleanse yourself…(Sahih Bukhari, 1.4.157)
- Use odd number of stones (minimum three) to clean your private parts...(Sahih Bukhari, 1. 4.162)
- Use three stones to clean yourself after defecating...(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0040)
- When visiting a toilet carry three stones with you…(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.1.0040)
- After you defecate, use two clods of earth; do not use dung…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.42)
- If you defecate in a desert use three stones, no need to use water…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.44)
Rules on Islamic Urination
If we are confounded with bizarre Islamic rules on defecating, here are more rules on urinating Islamically.
- Do not urinate in stagnant water…(Sunaan ibn Majah, 1.343)
- Do not urinate standing; Umar did that but Muhammad reprobated him…(Sunaan Tirmidhi, 133)
- During night you may urinate in a vessel…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.32)
- At night Muhammad used to urinate on a wooden vessel...(Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0024)
- Do not urinate in a hole…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.34)
- Urinate in a soft ground…(Mishkat, 1.185)
- Do not urinate in a place of bath and then take bath there…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.36)
- Do not return salutation when you are urinating…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.37)
- After urinating sprinkle water on your private parts…(Sunaan Nasai, 1.136, 137)
As was often the case, Muhammad had violated his own rules on urination.
- Muhammad urinated standing...(Sahih Bukhari, 1. 4.226)
- Muhammad had urinated standing…(Sunaan ibn Majah, 1.305
Qibla compass comes handy when you are forced to defacate in an open desert or such
Islamic Bathing Rules
Here are a few interesting rules on Islamic bath (ghusl):
- Females cannot use the leftover water by males, but the males can use the leftover water by females... (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0081)
- Muhammad forbade the use of leftover water by females to be used by males... (Sunaan Abu Dawud, 1.0082)
- Muhammad and his wives took bath from the same vessel of water…(Sunaan ibn Majah, 1.379)
- Leprosy is caused by taking bath in water exposed to the sun…(Mishkat, 1.245)
With many thanks to Abul Kasem and the Australian Islamic Monitor