For Ayina's reading:
Is A Woman’s Testimony Worth Half That of A Man?
Manzurul, do you know the saying “Fools rush in where
angels fear to tread” Muslim scholars are reluctant to criticize the US for not
sending the boots on the ground as it is essentially a Sunny-Shia war. Do you
want US to take a side either Sunny or Shia? I put it to you; do you want Assad
to go or remain in Office as President? If you cannot answer this simple
question then why do you criticise the West. Do you want to enjoy when a
captured US soldier is beheaded in red jump suit? Hundreds of US soldiers died
when trusted Afghan soldiers turned their guns against them. Do you want the
same betrayal to continue in Syria?
Let the rich Arab countries send their soldiers on the
ground. At the moment US trust only the Kurdish Forces who stood against the
onslaught of ISIS.
The Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of
righteousness, peace and joy in the spirit of God. The main issue between God
and us is not whether we go to McDonalds or a vegetarian restaurant. The issue
is how we treat the creatures of God, whether men or animals.
Australia had banned exporting live cattle to Indonesia after seeing the
video footage of animal cruelty, at the expense of $320 million income. Again
Australia banned to Vietnam. Now 80 CCTV cameras have been installed in
The French actress Brigitte Bardot who first acted nakedly in a movie, is an
animal rights activist for the last 30 years; perhaps as a penance for the sin.
We cannot claim to love God while we hate and abuse His creatures.
जमात वाले प्रोपगैंडा चला रहे हैं - फलां ने अरबी बद्दू मजहब कुबूल कर लिया ढिमकाना ने आसमानी किताब पर ईमान लाया, आज इसकी हकीकत बताता हूँ :- दरअसल यह इनलोगों का फ्रेस्ट्रेसन है, दुनिया भर में रोज-रोज की बदनामी से परेशान जमातवाले मोरल बुस्टअप के लिए इस तरह के शिगूफे छोड़ते रहते हैं, ताकि कम से कम हिंदुस्तान में इज्जत बची रहे। यही फ्रेस्टेट जाहिल आपको 52 इस्लामिक मुल्क गिनाते दीखते रहते हैं, पर यह नहीं बताते की सभी 52 पिद्दी-पिद्दी से मुल्क आज मार-काट कर जहन्नम माफिक बन चुके हैं। हकीकत यह है की विदेशों में हिंदुस्तान से ज्यादा लोग अरबी बद्दू मजहब की असलियत से वाकिफ हैं, दहशतगर्दी और नफरत के जख्म कहीं हमारे आपसे ज्यादा वे विदेशी झेल रहे हैं। जिस तरह हिंदुस्तान में कई गैर मुसलमान फ़िल्मी हस्ती और राजनेता हाजी-पीर के दरगाह और मजारों पर चादरें चढाने जाया करते हैं, रोजे-इफ्तार में शामिल होते हैं तो उनकी पोशाक इस्लामिक होती है, सर पर जालीदार टोपी लगाया करते हैं, लेकिन भारत में उनके बारे में जमात यह अफवाह नहीं फैला सकता की उसने मजहब कुबूल कर लिया, क्योंकि तुरंत न्यूज़ पेपर की हेडलाइन्स बन जाएगी --- दूध का दूध पानी का पानी हो जायेगा। पर विदेशों में जमात के लोग ताक में रहते हैं, कहीं किसी हॉलीवुड सेलिब्रिटी का मस्जिद के आस-पास फटकने की तस्वीर मिल जाये, और उसका इस्तेमाल हिंदुस्तान में किया जाये। इस बेवकूफी की वजह से कई हॉलीवुड सेलिब्रिटी मस्जिद का आस पास से भी नहीं गुजरती नहीं तो इस्लाम के ठेकेदार उनका फ़ोटो खैंच पर पोस्ट लगा देंगे "देखा टॉम क्रूज ने मजहब कबूल लिया" ! ऐक्ट्रेस लिंडसे लोहान के हाथ में कुरान पकड़ा कर फोटो खिंच उसे मुस्लिम साबित कर दिया गया था, बेचारी साल भर इस बाबत जबाब देती रही ;-)इस्लाम से रिलेटेड किसी भी सच्ची जानकारी के लिए हमेशा इस्लामिक विकिपीडिया पर सच्चाई चेक किया कीजिये :- wikiislam.net/wiki/Main_Page 1) माइकल जैक्सन ने इस्लाम नहीं कुबूल नहीं किया था। सबूत :- wikiislam.net/.../Michael_Jackson_(Conversion_to...2) हॉलीवुड एक्टर Will Smith के मुसलमान बनने की खबर भी झूठी निकली wikiislam.net/wiki/Will_Smith_(Conversion_to_Islam) 3) चाँद पर पहला कदम रखने वाले नील आर्मस्ट्रांग के मुसलमान बनने और चाँद पर अजान सुनने की खबर भी झूठी निकली :- wikiislam.net/.../Neil_Armstrong_(Conversion_to...-----ऐसी बीसियों किस्से-कहानियाँ जमात हर रोज बनाती है, एक ने Quran में दर्ज चाँद के दो टुकड़े करने वाली कहानी को सच्चा दिखाने के लिए Photoshop से ही चाँद के टुकड़े कर डाले, और न्यूज़ रिफरेन्स NASA का दे दिया। मजबूरन NASA को इस बाबत सफाई देना पड़ा और उसने इन जाहिलों के लिए बहुत गन्दे शब्द का इस्तेमाल किया। सबूत :- muslimsandtheworld.com/nasa-confirms-that.../-----इसी तरह कुरान में दर्ज वाक्या "पृथ्वी चपटी है और क़यामत के रोज सूरज पश्चिम से उगेगा" जैसी बातों को सच साबित करने के लिए ये जाहिल नकली पेपर कटिंग तक तैयार कर लेते हैं। रिफरेन्स के लिए वही अटैच्ड पेपर कटिंग देखिये ;-)-----पर हाँ बॉक्सर माइक टाइसन ने इस्लाम कबूल किया है, सच्ची बात है। पर जमात वाले आपको यह नहीं बताएँगे की रेप के चार्ज में जेल में सजा काटते वक्त इस्लाम कबूल किया। क्या एक रेपिस्ट के मजहब ज्वाइन करने से मजहब की इज्जत अफजाई हुई ?------सच्चाई यह है की कोई नहीं कबूल कर रहा अरबी बद्दू मजहब। जहाँ तक संभव हो रहा है नामी-गिरामी हस्ती इस दलदल से बाहर निकल रहे हैं। दुनिया भर के सैकड़ों नामी-गिरामी हस्ती ने इस्लाम छोड़ दूसरे मजहब को अपनाया। नाम और डिटेल्स चेक करें :- wikiislam.net/wiki/Notable_Former_Muslims'
Q: What about the millions of animals that are needlessly
slaughtered in the name of God during Bakri-Id? When God permitted Abraham to
sacrifice a ram instead of his son, he did not ask all people to do this every
year. Why can it not be changed in more civilized times?
Answer: (Better, call it Explanation): First
of all your use of the word “needlessly” is not correct. It is not that the
animals are sacrificed just for fun and the meat is wasted. The meat is
consumed. So it cannot be called needlessly. Everyday so many animals are
slaughtered or killed for use as food. Is there any difference between daily
slaughter/killing and slaughter on Idul Azha (called-Baqraeid in India and few
adjoining nations)? I think there is no difference as far as slaughtering or
animal life is concerned. On day to day basis animals are used as food and
on Baqraeid also it is used as food. But there is a big difference in purpose
between the two types of slaughtering. On normal days the animals are
slaughtered/ killed for profit. On Baqraeid there is no motive of profit. In
fact only those who raise and nurture the animals get profit. You may
be aware that thousands of families survive on the profession i.e. they raise
and nurture the animals and they keep the best ones for Baqraeid. They get on
an average almost double price on Baqraeid as compared to other days. Reasons
are many. First for Baqraeid the smaller animals must be of one year age and in
case of larger animals the specified age is five years. On day to day basis
animal of any age may be slaughtered/killed for sale of meat. Another issue is
that animals for sacrifice must be healthy, free from any injury or defect etc.
That is why people like to sacrifice good looking animals and they pay premium
price for them. That is why those who rear the animals keep the best animals
for Baqraeid and they get value for the animals.
market at present the mutton is about Rs 350 to 400 per kg. Even if one wants
to buy 200 g, the cost will be Rs 70/80. A family which earns Rs 100 a day
cannot afford that. On the occasion of Baqraeid they get the meat as charity
and they can enjoy the luxury for at least during the three four days of
Baqraeid when large numbers of animals are sacrificed by Muslims.
Here I am
quoting few verses from the Qur’an in this connection.
And for every nation We have appointed religious ceremonies, that they
may mention the Name of Allâh over the beast of cattle that He has given them
for food. And your Ilâh (God) is One Ilâh (God - Allâh), so you must submit to
Him Alone (in Islâm). And (O Muhammad SAW) give glad tidings to the Mukhbitûn (those who
obey Allâh with humility and are humble from among the true believers of
Islâmic Monotheism), (Qur’an 22: 34).
Whose hearts are filled with fear when Allâh is mentioned and As-Sabirûn
[who patiently bear whatever may befall them (of calamities)]; and who perform
As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât), and who spend (in Allâh’s Cause) out of what We
have provided them (Qur’an 22:35).
And the Budn (cows, oxen, or camels driven to be offered as sacrifices
by the pilgrims at the sanctuary of Makkah) We have made them for you as among
the Symbols of Allâh, wherein you have much good. So mention the Name of Allâh
over them when they are drawn up in lines (for sacrifice). Then, when they are
down on their sides (after slaughter), eat thereof, and feed the poor who does
not ask (men), and the beggar who asks (men). Thus have We made them subject to
you that you may be grateful. (Qur’an 22:36)
It is neither their meat nor their blood that reaches Allâh, but it is
piety from you that reaches Him. Thus have We made them subject to you that you
may magnify Allâh for His Guidance to you. And give glad tidings (O Muhammad SAW)
to the Muhsinûn (doers of good) (Qur’an 22:37)
above quoted verses it is clear that God does not get anything when animals are
sacrificed. It is actually the piety of people which is tested. In the verse 22:36
it is clear that the meat of the sacrificed animals is not only for those who
perform the sacrifice, it is also for the poor. In fact the suggested and
preferred practice is that the meat is divided into three parts. One part is
kept for the consumption of the family which performs the sacrifice; one part
is for relatives and friends, especially those who are not in a position to do
the sacrifice. The purpose is that they too get opportunity to enjoy the
delicacy. Otherwise it will happen so that family X will give to family Y and Y
will give back to X. The end result will be that no one will give to anyone.
The third part is strictly for poor but not for professional beggars (see above,
the verse 22:36). That is how the poor get the meat at least on those
three days when sacrifice is done. In the second and third parts i.e. for
friends/relatives and for poor there is no restriction that it can be
given to only Muslims. The same can be given to anyone who is interested. That
is meant to have better ties between different people.
question is why on the occasion of Baqraeid only there is so much talk about
the sacrifice and animals’ rights? Reason is our media and also some
irresponsible Muslims, who contribute to that. Everyday so many animals are
killed/slaughtered. But media does not show them and does not talk about them.
On the occasion of Baqraeid they never miss the opportunity just because it is
fanciful and more so because it is connected to the Muslim community. On
Dussehra, Sarhul, Holi and so many other occasions and also in so many temples
on normal days large numbers of animals are killed by non-Muslims. But
there is no news about those killings. Also, some mistake is there on the part
of the Muslims. There are some Muslims who are interested in showing off their
wealth. They purchase goats at exorbitant price and then they stand with them,
get photographed and give interviews for newspapers and TV channels. It becomes
more fanciful news for the media. In fact the practice is totally against the
teachings of Islam. Islam totally prohibits showing off in any field. Even in
Namaaz (daily prayers) if someone does the Namaaz in a way that people may look
at him/her and appreciate the Namaaz for the length or any other reason, the
Namaaz is not acceptable to Allah. In case of charity too it is best that it
should not be made public. In proverbial sense the best suggested course is
that if the right hand gives, the left hand should not come to know of the
same. Obviously, people who indulge in such show of wealth are not performing
sacrifice in real sense. They want name and fame. Obviously, the purpose is
defeated. Rest is with Allah.
aspect- some people say that why cannot Muslims give up eating meat? The answer
is simple. Are there only Muslims who consume meat? If you go by statistics
more than 95% of the meat worldwide is consumed by non-Muslims. Even in India
most of the meat and chicken slaughtered/killed daily are consumed by
non-Muslims. Generally, Indian Muslims are poorer compared to other communities.
Most of them cannot afford something which is Rs 350 to 400 per kg. A random
visit to a meat/chicken shop can bring out the point clearly. Another point is
that even in those localities where Muslims are not present or in extremely
small numbers, one can find large numbers of meat/chicken shops. After all who
are the customers for those shops? Even in restaurants and other eating places
most of the non-veg. food is consumed by non-Muslims. Muslims generally visit
only those eateries about which they are aware that only Halaal meat is served
i.e. meat or chicken etc. which are from birds/animals slaughtered by
Islamic (also, called the Jewish) method. There are more restaurants and
eateries serving non-veg. food about which such information is not available.
As a result most Muslims shun from those places. Then the question is-who
consume the non-veg. food in those eateries? There is one interesting side of
it. In so many families I personally know, meat is not cooked at home. But male
members enjoy the same freely outside. Female members are denied in the
name of religion/ritual/tradition etc. In Muslim families there is nothing like
still another point. If eating meat is not good as animals or birds are to be
killed, should we eat only plants and plant products? But the question is- are
the plants not living? You ask a biologist and you will come to know that
plants are also living organisms. People know it well. And we have to kill the
plants to be consumed. For that matter even milk should not be consumed. Nature
produces the milk for the young animals. If we take part of the milk and allow
the calves to consume the rest, it is OK. But what is that we do? We take away all
the milk. Even injections are administered to force the animals to fetch the
entire milk. In turn we force the calves to eat grass or straw. Is it humane?
Can we do it with human babies? But it does happen freely with animals. Let me
tell you one more interesting fact which may surprise many. In certain tribal
belts there is so much poverty that lactating women sell their milk by mixing
the same with cow or buffalo milk just to get some money. Also, it has been an
age old tradition that when women in rich families gave birth to babies, they
did not feed them as the women had the idea (wrong or right?) that by breast-feeding
their body could go out of shape. So, some poor woman was found with newly born
child. She was paid to feed the baby of the rich family. As a result her own
child was deprived of the mother’s milk. Can we consider it humane? Just one
more example- the eggs that we relish are meant for reproduction of the birds
(hens or ducks in Indian context) as they contain the zygotes i.e. miniature
birds. But we grab them and consume. Another interesting side of it is that the
hens are kept in cages without cocks. As a result the expense which could be
there in nurturing the cocks is saved, but, at what cost? It is done by
forcing the hens to live without sex. We know it very well that all living
organisms want sex. When we force celibacy on the hens, can we consider it
humane? But it gives one more consolation to our ego. People consider such eggs
as ‘Vegetarian Eggs’. So, even those people who do not consume non-veg. food
otherwise do not hesitate to consume those eggs.
would also like to draw your attention towards the case of tigers, leopards,
cheetahs and for that matter most of the birds, lizards, snakes, spiders etc.
They kill other animals big or small and eat. Even the cat we keep so dear is
always looking for opportunity to kill a rat, mouse, lizard or squirrel. Dogs
also kill and eat if they get a chance. That is the rule of nature. Can we make
them vegetarian? If we want to stop killing of all animals, we have to
eliminate all these preying species. Then what about the food chain and the ecosystem balance? The importance of
these preying animals cannot be overemphasized in maintaining the balance in
the ecosystems. You may be aware that in the Andaman forests, spotted deer
population has become a threat to the survival of the forests, just because
there are no preying carnivores. The deer were not there originally. Someone
carried few of them and let them into the forest to add beauty and variety. Now
the same deer population has grown so much that they are threatening the
survival of forests. In fact at one time there was a move to declare the deer
as vermin so that they could be culled. In several countries animals in large
numbers are culled regularly to keep their population under control. Also, people
may argue that we must desist from killing flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches,
snakes and all sorts of pests. After all these are also living organisms. Then
we should also not use antibiotics or anti-worms drugs as they kill microbes and
other living organisms.
There is no reason why the animals should be treated in cruel manner. It is not permitted in Islam. But the question: will it not be better if in place of meat the poor
are given money on the eve of Baqra-eid? (One third of meat is compulsorily to be given to poor and indigent.)
Some people may feel so. But it is doubtful that there will be the same
benefits. One thing is that animals are to be sacrificed as desired by Allah.
The matter has been dealt in detail in the last answer. Even from social point
of view, it may not be the correct approach for various reasons. If money is
given, there is no guarantee on what the money will be spent? It may be spent
for something which is not of the liking of the entire family. For example, in
most of the poor families the women and children have no say. The male heads of
the families do what they like. It is quite common to observe that the family
members do not get food but the male members go for liquor with whatever money
they have. In many such families the women and children also work. The earnings
are taken by the male members and irrespective of the condition if food is
there or not those people vile away the money on liquor, gambling, prostitution
etc. Hence, giving money will not be of any use in most of the conditions. If
meat (or for that matter any other food item) is given, chances are bright that
the entire families will get opportunity to consume that. You might have seen
people begging with small children who are injured or with wounds/sores etc.
Out of sympathy people give lams to such people. Once I found a person with a
small child begging in front of our mosque. He had a child of about two years
with bandaged head. He was asking people to help for the treatment of the
child. I asked him to accompany me with the child and took him to a nearby
medical shop. I asked the shop owner to give the person the best ointment and
other medicines for the wound. He gave and I paid the money. I took care that I
opened all the containers/tubes before handing over. When that person left the
shop the shop owner told me that the person would not apply the medicines. He
explained to me that the child with the wound was a source of income for the
person. I was not convinced. But to my surprise after few months I found the
same person with the same child in the same condition in front of the mosque
and begging showing the wound to the people coming out of the mosque. I could
realize that the shop-owner was right. In fact I walked towards him he became
nervous and then he left the place.
I do not know what he did of the medicines which I
had purchased for the child. But I could realize that those beggars are really
professional beggars and they are not interested in doing anything else.
Actually fault is on our part too. We give alms to those beggars and thus
encourage begging. In this regard I would like to remind my friends that in
Delhi it is quite common to find small children begging on traffic signals.
Also, women with small children and empty feeding bottles in hands are there.
Obviously, people feel pity and give money. On observing closely I could find
that those women and children are permanent fixtures on the traffic signals.
Only change is that they keep on exchanging their positions from one area to
another after some duration so as to deceive people. Also, I was told by a
hawker that the children are also available on rent for few hours to facilitate
begging. I expect similar conditions may be in other cities too. That is why
Qur’an has clear instructions regarding Zakaat. The important instructions are:
is not Al-Birr (piety, righteousness, and each and every act of obedience to
Allâh, etc.) that you turn your faces towards east and (or) west (in prayers);
but Al-Birr is (the quality of) the one who believes in Allâh, the Last Day,
the Angels, the Book, the Prophets and gives his wealth, in spite of love
for it, to the kinsfolk, to the orphans, and to Al-Masâkîn (the poor), and to
the wayfarer, and to those who ask, and to set slaves free, performs As-Salât
(Iqâmat-as-Salât ), and gives the Zakât, and who fulfil their covenant when
they make it, and who are patient in extreme poverty and ailment (disease) and
at the time of fighting (during the battles). Such are the people of the truth
and they are Al-Muttaqûn (the pious) (Qur’an 2:177).
you disclose your Sadaqât (alms-giving), it is well; but if you conceal them
and give them to the poor, that is better for you. (Allâh) will expiate you
some of your sins. And Allâh is Well-Acquainted with what you do (Qur’an 2:271).
is) for Fuqarâ (the poor), who in Allâh’s Cause are restricted (from travel),
and cannot move about in the land (for trade or work). The one who knows them
not, thinks that they are rich because of their modesty. You may know them by
their mark, they do not beg of people at all. And whatever you spend in good,
surely, Allâh knows it well (Qur’an 2:273).
Verse 177 is more important. If you
read the explanation of the verse you will find this: "In this respect ,
also, our duties take various forms, which are shown in reasonable gradation:
our kith and kin; orphans (including any persons who are without support or
help); people who are in real need but who never ask (it is our duty to find
them out, and they come before those who ask); the stranger, who is entitled to
laws of hospitality; the people who ask and are entitled to ask, i.e. not
merely lazy beggars.............."
i.e. professional beggars who do not want to work or do something to earn are
excluded. The purpose is obvious. Professional begging must be discouraged. It
becomes a way of life and generally continues from generation to generation. It
is a big social evil. In fact professional beggary gives birth to many other
vices like trafficking of people, especially children. I am confident you have
seen the famous film “Slum Dog Millionaire”. The film depicted the vices
prevalent in the society. One of them was the abduction of children and their
maiming and blinding to use them for beggary. Every year so many children go
missing in our country. No one knows how many of them end up with broken limbs
& feet, blinded eyes etc. just for begging. If we do not give alms to
anyone and everyone, this vice will certainly reduce, if not finish.
Mr Shahin; you are too soft and polite on the pagans, animal life
wasters in God’s name and their own concocted religion.
But then I don’t live in your world, so it is easy for me to say!
Aankh jo kuchh dekhyti hai,
lub peh aasaktaa nahin’!!
It has been recorded that the Messenger of Allah (saws) performed a total
of four Umrahs and one Hajj pilgrimage.
Umrah 1: 6th Hijri, after
the Treaty of Hudaibiya. Although he was not allowed to visit the Kaaba by the
polytheists of Makkah to perform Umrah, it is still counted as an Umrah. He
came out of the Ehram, shaved his head, and sacrificed his hadi (animal) and
went back to Medina. The deal made with the polytheists, that he would return
to Medina, and come back the next year for his Umrah.
Umrah 2: 7th Hijri, as
per the Treaty of Hudaibiyah. It is called Umrah and not the Hajj as the prophet
Mohammad (saws) was not allowed to enter Makkah and perform the rituals of
Hajj. He (saws) and the companions sacrificed the animals as they had brought
with the intention of sacrificing, and they did not sacrifice animals as a Rukn
Umrah 3. 8th Hijri, after
returning from the Battle of Hunain.
Umrah 4: 10th Hijri,
along with the Hajj.
Until 8th Hijrah, Makkah
was under the rule and control of his enemies, the Quraish; thus, obviously he
was not allowed to perform the Hajj. After the Muslims conquered Makkah in 8th
Hijrah, the muslims had control over Makkah and thus the Kaabah. In the 9th
year after Hijrah, Abu Bakr was made the Ameer ul Hajj by Prophet Mohamed
(saws), and later Ali ibn Abi Taalib (r.a.) was sent from Makkah to recite the
newly revealed Surah Taubah, in which Allah declared that no mushriks
(polytheists) were hereby allowed to visit the Sacred House of Allah.
The ritual of sacrifice, as practiced by the Prophet Muhammad
(pbuh) is an essential religious rite in memory of the sacrifice performed by
Prophet Abraham, which is being practiced as a desirable act during Hajj.
Even sacrifice can be avoided during Hajj
according to this rule, “And whoever cannot find [or afford such an animal] -
then a fast of three days during Hajj and of seven when you have returned [home].
It is not obligatory (fard), but is highly
recommended (wajib) according to the Hanafi school of thought. However, it is a
Sunnah act according to the Shafi, Hanbali, Maliki, and Jafari schools of
According to following Hadees the ritual of
sacrifice is one of the most significant and loved one of the sunnah of the rasool
“Sayedatuna Aisha (RadiAllahuanhu) narrates that
Rasul Allah said, “There is no dearer deed of Ibne Adam in the days of Qurbani
than flowing the blood (doing Qurbani) and that animal will come with his
horns, hairs, and hooves on the day of Qayamt. Thee blood of the Qurbani
reaches the stage of acceptance before it reaches the floor.” (Tirmizi, Ibnu
The Muslims all over the world love to follow
this Sunnah as it is easier to follow and it comes once a year that brings a
lot of festivities too.
Allah Kareem says in Quran, ““And recite to them
the story of Adam's two sons, in truth, when they both offered a sacrifice [to
Allah ], and it was accepted from one of them but was not accepted from the
other. Said [the latter], "I will surely kill you." Said [the
former], "Indeed, Allah only accepts from the righteous [who fear Him].”
In the light of the above Aayat, the sacrifice of
the unrighteous people may not be accepted and their efforts may be wasted. Hence
we should, first of all, try to inculcate virtuous qualities in us before thinking
of pleasing Allah by scarifying animals, The best way of pleasing Allah Kareem
will be by scarifying our malicious evils, nefarious objectives evil deeds etc.