Friday, May 7, 2010
The Purpose Of Calender
Calendars are systems of measuring and recording the passage of time.Calenders help people plan out their activities during the year.Most religions and cultures have their own calender systems,which portrays what each respective religion reveres and hold sacred.Thus, each religion will name the days and months in the honour of something holy in their ideology.
The Gregorian Calendar
The most commonly used calender today is the Gregorian calendar,named after Pope Gregory XII who established it in 1582.Because familiarity breeds contempt,the name or the days and months in this particular calendar may seem to be devoid of meaning and value.A closer observation will expose the false religions and idols lurking in the shadows......
The Days Of Darkness
MONDAY was dedicated to the worship of the moon goddess. (World Book Encylopadia, Vol. 13,Pg. 545)
TUESDAY gets its name from Tiu or Tiw,the old Saxon form of Tyr,the name of Norse god of war.
WEDNESDAY was named to honour Woden or Odin,the chief god in Teutonic mythology.(Ibid, Vol. 19,Pg. 730)
THURSDAY was initially Thor's day,sacred to Thor,the Teutonic god of thunder.(Ibid, Vol, 7,Pg. 459)
FRIDAY is a simplified form of Frigg's day.Frigg was a goddess of love in Norse mythology.
SATURDAY earn its name from the Roman god Saturn.(Ibid, Vol. 17,Pg. 99)
The Teutonic people reserved SUNDAY for the worship of the sun.(Ibid, Vol. 18,Pg. 423)
Monday, May 3, 2010
From when man first began to build mud houses,to the present enormous towns and cities we see and live in today,man has had to go through many years of study in college and university,to qualify to become an architect or an engineer,to achieve these up-to-date,state-of-the-art office blocks,houses and department stores that we see today.But animals don't need this.Allah has installed in them long before birth.
As for the weaver bird,study the diagram of the various complex knots that the bird uses in constructing it's nest.These knots are used by humans as well on a daily basis,but requires training to accomplish them.
One can witness the beautiful architectural construction of the weaver bird in the trees outside the house.Allah say,"Indeed this is a sign for those who ponder".Let us ponder all the time,over the creation of Allah,and realise that we as humans can,and should learn so much from masterpieces of the natural world,that Allah has created.
It is undoubtedly correct that theMuslim are perplexed in every imaginable sphere of their lives.However,such a question from a muslim is quite astonishing because Islam is a religion regarding whose perfection Allah declares in the Holy Qur'an "today I have perfection for you your din,and I have complated My bounties upon you and I satisfied with Islam as a religion for you'(surah Maidah)
your religion,say Allah,is Islam and I am satisfied with Islam being your religion.What a blessed official stamp of approval this is?How can it be that those who profess anf submit to an untarnished and perfect Deen ever be perplexed even in these times of total degeneration.There is not a single facet of this earthly life which lacks some explanation or the other by Allah and His rasool.Not only did the Rasool verbally explain it but he,as well as the Sahaba rendered it into practice as well.Success of Deen and the world is confined to following the footstep of Rasulullah.
However,if we begin to regard total adherence to the Sunnah as an antiquated way of life and narrowmindedness,the consequences of the hereafter are quite obvious and the repercussion in this world are being witnessed by us right now .Let us place the lifestyle of Sahaba before us and let us examine the condition of the Ummah.Every Sunnah is being intentionally and courageously abandoned.In fact the Sunnah is being disputed and challenged.Anyone inviting towards the true Sunnah is branded stupid and foolish.When this is the condition of the Ummah,what shame and dignity do they have to complain of their torments.Allah unambigiously declares:"Whatever calamity befall you is because of the earnings of your hand"
There are many such verses emphasising this point in the holy Qur'an.In connection to verse,Hazrat Ali narrates that Rasulullah explained the commentary of this verse thus "O Ali!Whatever befall you in the form of sickness,punisshment or worldly calamities,they are all earnings of your own hands."