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Acknowlegments of Islam and The Ethics

Islam is the greatest religion and the only truth. While going through various Social Networks and Forums against Islam, i saw how non muslims are intimidating us Muslims over various Aspects of Islam.Insulting the prophet and the Faith enrages every muslim. But islam as A Great Religion doesn't allow us to take revenge over things that hurt us. These things have happened in every prophet's era even in the era of Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon Him they never abused back observed patience.. Allah knows the Best.. See How Great our Faith is, even the world renowned authors and thinkers have acknowlegded this as the Best Religion..Here Are Some Of them: Napolean Bonaparte as Quoted in Christian Cherfils, ‘Bonaparte et Islam,’ Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125.Original References: "Correspondance de Napoléon Ier Tome V pièce n° 4287 du 17/07/1799...""I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Qur'an which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness." Sir George Bernard Shaw in 'The Genuine Islam,' Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936. "If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam." "I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him - the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Humanity." "I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today." H.G. Wells "The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it....Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity." Dr. William Draper in 'History of Intellectual Development of Europe' "During the period of the Caliphs the learned men of the Christians and the Jews were not only held in great esteem but were appointed to posts of great responsibility, and were promoted to the high ranking job in the government....He (Caliph Haroon Rasheed) never considered to which country a learned person belonged nor his faith and belief, but only his excellence in the field of learning." Thomas Carlyle in ‘Heroes, Hero Worship, and the Heroic in History,’ Lecture 2, Friday, 8th May 1840. "A poor, hard-toiling, ill-provided man; careless of what vulgar men toil for. Not a bad man, I should say; Something better in him than hunger of any sort, -- or these wild arab men, fighting and jostling three-and-twenty years at his hand, in close contact with him always, would not revered him so! They were wild men bursting ever and anon into quarrel, into all kinds of fierce sincerity; without right worth and manhood, no man could have commanded them. They called him prophet you say? Why he stood there face to face with them; bare, not enshrined in any mystery; visibly clouting his own cloak, cobbling his own shoes; fighting, counseling, ordering in the midst of them: they must have seen what kind of man he was, let him be called what you like! No emperor with his tiaras was obeyed as this man in a cloak of his own clouting. During three-and-twenty years of rough actual trial. I find something of a veritable Hero necessary for that, of itself... "These Arabs, the man Mahomet (Muhammad PBUH), and that one century, - is it not as if a spark had fallen, one spark, on a world of what proves explosive powder, blazes heaven-high from Delhi to Granada! I said, the Great man was always as lightning out of Heaven; the rest of men waited for him like fuel, and then they too would flame..." The Holy Quran tells Muslims: * 1. "You will certainly hear much abuse from the followers of previous books and from the idol-worshipping people. And if you are patient and keep your duty -- this is surely a matter of great resolution." (3:185) * 2."Many of the followers of previous books wish that they could turn you back into disbelievers after you have believed, but you should pardon and forgive." (2:109) In connection with these verses, it is recorded in the Hadith collection Bukhari: "The Messenger of Allah and his Companions used to forgive the idolators and the followers of previous books, as Allah had commanded them, and they used to show patience on hearing hurtful words." Book: Commentary on the Quran, ch. 16 under Sura 3. Addressing the Holy Prophet, God says in the Quran: * 1. "Bear patiently what they say." (20:130 and 50:39) * 2. "Obey not the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and disregard their hurtful talk." (33:48) In all the verses quoted above, Muslims are taught to bear their feelings of hurt and anger with patience, and to ignore the abuse. Another verse having some bearing on this subject is as follows: "And if you invite them to guidance, they hear not; and thou seest them looking towards thee, yet they see not. Hold fast to forgiveness and enjoin goodness and turn away from the ignorant." (7:198-199) "The Muslim who mixes with the people and bears patiently their hurtful words, is better than one who does not mix with people and does not show patience under their abuse." (Mishkat, Book: Ethics, ch. 'Gentleness, modesty and good behaviour')

Terrifying Testimonies of Kunanposhpora Rape Victims

Testimonies of Young and old women of Kunan Pushpora Kashmir Gang rape victims It was one dreaded night when the village of Kunan Pushpora was attacked by a unit from the Indian army camped about ten miles from the village. All the men of the village were rounded up and locked away in a room of an empty house. The soldiers carried bootles of alcohol in their hands and were drinking, swearing and shouting.They had been in the village before, looking for militants. They turned the lights off and used torches to enter all the homes. When the carnage was over, around 60 women were found lying in their homes either unconsious or weeping in anguish and pain. They had been raped. The victims were old women as well as very young femal children who will now be facing problems for the rest of their lives, if they live this foray by the Indian army. Here we present the testimonies of some of the women who dared to come forward. I am Ziatun daughter of Abdul Rahim Dar. It was past midnight. My father was not in the house. I recall more than five soldiers entered my house and kicked open all doors. They turned towards me and pounced on my body like hounds and tore all my clothes. The lights went out and after that it was a never ending nightmare. I am unmarried and my future life looks very bleak. I will never recover from the trauma. Indian army look for militants. They knew I was innocent. My name is Nisara. My father Gulam Mohomad was dragged away by violent military men. We are two sisters in the house at the time. We were screaming for help and struggling at the same time from the brutal attacks from the alcohol smelling soldiers. The room was dark and the army men were shining torch lights. Both of us were raped in the room and we have no idea how many of these animals were coming and going in the house. We are both unmarried. My name is Atiqa Begam. I have four children. It was a bleak, cold night and we were all in bed and sleeping. We were woken up by a group of Indian soldiers who burst in smashing all door and utensils. My screaming children were thrown out through the window outside. They ransacked the house and came for me all with very harsh blows. I was half unconscious. They molested me in turns . I cannot recall how many people were in the house. I am an elderly woman. My name is Lassi Begam I have three grown up children. The eldest is a policeman. My daughter Saja is deaf and dumb This night of onslaught by Indian army all my doors were smashed. I showed them the police uniform of my son. They took no notice and in the most degraded manner assaulted me and my handicapped daughter. I have never known anything like this in my sixty years of life. I kept shouting, 'Where is our GOVERNMENT ? My name is Raja Begam. My husband answered the knock on the door . He did not return and next minute a gang of military men burst open into the bedroom, waving guns and bottles. We were frightened and screamed. All my children were muzzled with hand on their mouth and my clothes were pulled and torn. I was thrown on the ground with my head hitting the floor. I was gang raped by all the men in the room. I heard in my state of faint senses laughter and loud noises from the men. I have not recovered. I am Munira. My father is Juma Shiekh. I have 2 daughters. This night was like a terrible nightmare --BROKE DOWN I am Halima Begam. My husband Gulam Rasul was away. I heard this commotion in the village very late in the night. The dreaded noise came very near my house and all my doors were smashed. They were speaking to me in loud voice . I am not educated , I could not decipher what they said or wanted. Next thing I know they pounced upon me like vultures and molested me. I thought I had died. I and my husband are devastated . I am Rahimi Begam. I was alone in the house. I was petrified when they burst into my small house. I pleaded with them I am a poor woman , please do not harm me. I am innocent. They drank from their bottles and beat me up .. I was on the floor and before long I now realised they were attacking me sexually. I was wanting to die. I pleaded in my language I cried . That had no effect. I had , I reckon a hundred people in my house , on top of me, smothering me and molesting me. I was left in a coma. I am Jana Begam the widow of Lassa Dar. I have two sons. I was sleeping in my room with my daughter-in-law. we were woken up with loud noises from outside. Suddenly the door was kicked open. We were faced with a lot of Indian, violent, drunk soldiers. They waved bottles at us and threatened with their guns. We did not know what to say. They pounced upon us, threw us on the ground and assaulted both of us. This was the most degrading experience of my life. I wanted to die. Why? I asked have these people come to attack us? I was told they were looking for militants. We are innocent people , poor and live a sheltered life in this remote part of the world. I am still in shock and I never will recover. I am Shahmal. I am a mother of four and on this night I was alone in the house. We were all sleeping when the onslaught from the military woke us up. We all cried frightened. They tore my clothes off me and in the presence of my children, threw me on the floor and molested me. I am Jamila. I and my husband with three children were sleeping. It must have been midnight, they took my husband away and raped me in front of my children. We have been attacked four times so far. You come taking statements from us. What is the use? I am Zaina Begam wife of Jabbar Dar. My husband was grabbed, beaten up and carried away. They came back, ransacked the house, made noises ad drank from bottles. They hit me hard. I was unconscious. There was a big commotion in the village. We thought it was the end for all of us. The Police arrived the next day and took statements. Nothing has been done. We are suffering. My name is Zarifa Begam. My husband was away and my 5 children were sleeping. It was about 3 in the morning when two Indian soldiers broke open my bedroom door. I was gagged, beaten up and raped. My screams woke my children and they came in to help me. They were pushed into another room with guns and kicks and bolted. I have my whole body hurting from cuts. Sara Begam wife of Abdul Ahad deposed. It was midnight. I answered a knock on my door. Three men confronted me and shouted 'Hands up' in Hindi. I protested that I was alone and there were no militants in my house. They grabbed my hair, pulled it hard, ripped my clothes. What have I done? 'We have orders from our officers to do this.' They were violent, they were drunk and they were animals. The night was an ordeal. My name is Bakhti Begam. My husband is a tailor in the village. It was dead of night. They kicked the door open. They dragged the men from the house and molested us. We were very frightened and tried to struggle, but they beat us up very hard and threw us on the floor. We cannot relate details. My name is Zooni Begam. My husband Gulam Mohomad Dar was taken away by a group of Indian army in the middle of the night. We had cordon & search by army before, but they never found any guns or militants here. This time they came at night with a surprise and very angry looking. They grabbed hold of my clothes ripped them in pieces and the whole gang set themselves upon me. I suffocated. I could not breath. The aftermath was as if an earthquake had struck us. I have not recouped from the ordeal and never will . Men in the village were rounded up beaten and locked in a house , while the rampage of their homes and molestation of their homes went on. " Why do you treat us like this?" They asked. "We have orders to rape your women and destroy the village" The whole village was littered with empty bottles of alcohol. They behaved like animals. There were officers with them, because they had stripes on their uniforms. This young school-girl was also the victim of this hineous crime. I am the brother of the Numberdar the headman of the village. My name is Abdul Ahad Shiekh. The army unit is based about ten kilometres from Kunan Pushpora. This was the sixth time they attacked the village. In the past they have been getting everyone out on the road , line them up and search them, men women and children. Then they search the homes , even the animal sties and grain stores for weapons and militants . They never found anything. They have now destroyed the whole village. I am in the state police force. I was on duty when my officer informed me that I have leave to go home, because there has been trouble in my family. I came here and found that my own sister has been raped by the army . People are still coming to terms after a month of the event . On the morning after the carnage there were about sixty women laid helpless crying, fainted, and in distress. Victims old and young will suffer devastating consequences Source: Majid A. Siraj

Mera Bharat Mahaan?? Who Said This??

We have always said that Indians are the most hypocritical swines on the planet bar none.

Whether it comes to money, God, minorities or women, what Indians say and what Indians do are two totally different things.

Take Rape for instance.

Indian mythology and culture talk of women’s exalted status in society. But the reality is a completely different animal.

Throughout much of Indian history, at every stage of a woman’s life she’s been ill-treated – often made to work like a farm animal, tortured for not bringing enough dowry, abused constantly, subjected to biased treatment compared to her male siblings, occasionaly burnt alive and frequently the target of rape.

The latest report of the Delhi-based National Crime Records Bureau shows India’s shameful record when it comes to rape.

In 2007, there were 20,737 reported cases of rape. This works out to a horrific 2.37 rapes every hour.

As you read this piece, some unfortunate girl, woman or child is likely being raped in India.

Since 1971, the incidence of rape in India has increased by a whopping 734%.

Yes, that’s 734%. No typo here. (Source: National Crime Records Bureau)

Given the social stigma attached to the victims of the crime rather than the perpetrators and the bias of the Indian police and society against women, we believe the real incidence of rape in India could be 20 times as high as the reported figures because many women do not come forward to report their rapes or are shoved aside by the legal system.

So the real rape figures for India could be as high as 400,000.

The majority of rape cases reported were for women in the 18-30 age group (11,984 cases) followed by women in the 30-50 age group (3,530).

Geographical Spread The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is India’s rape capital with 3,010 reported rapes last year followed by West Bengal with 2,106 cases.

No, you are not safe in South India too.

The Southern state of Andhra Pradesh had the highest incidence of crimes against women last year – 24,738. Do you think it has anything to do with all that hot Avvakai, Magai and Pandu Mirapakayala Karam (Red Chilli) pickles Andhra men consume in prodigious quantities?

India’s capital Delhi, also a major tourist destination, is a favorite haunt for rapists.

Last year, there were 598 reported cases of rape in Delhi. As per the National Crime Records Bureau statistics, Delhi accounted for 29.5% of rape cases, 21.5% of molestation cases and 31.8% of kidnapping and abduction cases among 35 Indian cities.

Courts Unhelpful Over Rape Indian courts are notoriously slow and media reports suggest they are corrupt too.

According to the National Crime Records Bureau, last year 82% of rape cases under the Indian Penal Code were pending in courts, i.e. stuck in the Indian judicial hellhole.

Remember it can take several years – and sometimes even decades – for cases to vend their way through Indian courts.

Foreigners Raped Too It’s not just Indian women who undergo the trauma of rape.

Rapes and crimes against foreign women are not unknown in major tourist centers like Goa or Delhi.

Some of the foreign women were even murdered after being raped.

As was demonstrated in the rape and murder of 15-year-old British teenager Scarlett Keeling in Goa, Indian police is notoriously corrupt and hopeless inefficient.

The Indian police initially tried to cover up Scarlett Keeling’s murder callously stating that she drowned after taking drugs.

It was only after the 15-year-old girl’s mother raised hell that a second autopsy was conducted and the truth about the teenager’s rape and murder came to light.

A Reuters‘ story quoted Goa’s Tourism Minister Francisco X. Pacheco acknowledging the murder of the young girl:

This is a clear case of murder and it has gone out of proportion because the police tried to cover it up.

Recently, there was the alleged rape of a young German girl in Goa and the hard time her mother’s been having in getting justice.

When we were young and growing up in India, we used to occasionally come across reports of women and girls being raped inside police stations. We are not sure if Indian policemen still engage in such heinous practices.

Think and Think Again So, all ye folks in the West – the next time you think of adding India to your tourist destination list, think twice.

Think a 100-times because India is also one of the world’s major rape destinations. Always remember to multiply by 20 the official rape statistics coming from India.

And God Forbid if you were to be raped, attacked or murdered, you and your family will find it almost impossible to get justice in India.

Did we hear anyone say Mera Bharat Mahan?

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