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Universal Faith, Local Religions, and Swadeshi


Universal Faith, Local Religions, and Swadeshi

Universal Faith, Local Religions, and Swadeshi

Swadeshi is that spirit in us which restricts us to the use and service of our immediate surroundings to the exclusion of the more remote.

Thus, as for religion, in order to satisfy the requirements of the definition, I must restrict myself to my ancestral religion. That is, the use of my immediate religious surrounding. If I find it defective, I should serve it by purging it of its defects.

Love is universal while practicing love depends on cultures. So is the relationship between Faith and religions.

Swadeshi applies also to migrants. In their case they need to leave behind their culture and religion and integrate into the culture and religion of the land and of the guardian people of that land.

If it is OK migrants are welcome; but if they don’t like it then they have to stay away and don’t trouble themselves and the established culture. The reason behind it is very logical since they are the best for the receiving guardian nation and developed from ancient experience and wisdom.

This doesn’t mean migrants have to change their Faith, it is only a change of the codes and practices of the Faith.

Cultures and religions are essentially dynamic, but they develop from within, and they interact with the internal and external changes and needs.

Injecting or imposing foreign culture and religion on any nation by immigrants will never result in any health condition or cohesion between the local and the foreign.

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Persian Safavid conversion of Iran to Shia Islam


sects of Islam

sects of Islam

The Safavid conversion of Iran from Sunnism to Shiism took place roughly over the 16th through 18th centuries and made Iran the spiritual bastion of Shia Islam against the onslaughts of Sunni Islam.

It also ensured the dominance of the Twelver sect within Shiism over the Zaydiyyah and Ismaili sects, marking one of the most important turning points in the history of Islam. As a direct result, the population of the territory of present-day Iran and neighboring Azerbaijan were converted to Shia Islam at the same time in history.

The Safavid dynasty (1501–1736) was Persian and not from Iranian origin.

Iran’s population was mostly (90%) Sunni of the Shafi`i and Hanafi legal rites until the triumph of the Safavids (who had initially been Shafi`i Sufis themselves). Ironically, this was to the extent that up until the end of the 15th century the Ottoman Empire (the most powerful and prominent Sunni state and future arch-enemy of the Shia Safavids) used to send many of its Ulema (Islamic scholars) to Iran to further their education in Sunni Islam, due to a lack of Madrasahs (Islamic schools) within the Empire itself.

All the sects of Islam appeared after a very long time, more than a hundred years, from the Great Islamic civil war “First Fitna” (during 656 – 661 AD) that wrecked the original Islam . And, all of them appeared under unjust cruel rulers many of them colonizer monarchies unacceptable by the original teachings of Prophet Mohamed (pbuh).

The six Turkic groups are:
1- Turkic Muslim in Anatolia and Balkan, (fake Caucasians since Byzantine–Seljuq wars in 1048 Ad),
2- Turkic Shia Persians (fake Iranians since the Achaemenids in 550 BC),
3- Turkic Khazar Zionist Jews (fake Israelite since the tricky Babylonian “Return” in 520 BC),
4- Turkic rulers of Arabia (fake Arabs, following the death of Islam in 655 AD),
5- Turkic “Hindu” Indians and Gypsy (fake Aryans since the Persian conquest in 530 BC), and
6- Turkic Europeans (fake liberal Christians since the “Holy” “Roman” “Empire” in 962 AD)

Six Turkic Groups

Six Turkic Groups

The Routes of Turkic first invasions to India, Iran, Caucasus, Anatolia, East Europe, Levant, Arabia, and Africa around 600 BC. These invasions corrupted all region's major religions and created new tribal groups

The Routes of Turkic first invasions to India, Iran, Caucasus, Anatolia, East Europe, Levant, Arabia, and Africa around 600 BC. These invasions corrupted all region’s major religions and created new tribal groups

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Sufism the Gnostic chameleon – muscle and brain of Islam


Another great article confirms my believe that Sufism is just a Turkic socio-political enterprise not only in India and Asia but more importantly all over the world. It has unreligious origins and uses; and being promoted by Turkic groups infiltrating into all faiths.
International efforts and researches are much needed to expose such harmful deceptive practices and stop them from falsfying history and threaten national and international security, harmony and peace. Sufism is a ferousious Turkic-judaic wolf in an innocent sheep’s skin.

These articles are manifestations of the Turkic Sufism deceptive schemes of claiming that they are moderate, civilized and the solution.
“We are not here as Turkish Muslims to put ourselves in the service of Islam, but to put Islam in the service of life. (Fethullah Gu¨len)” For example what is meant by “life” in this quote actually means “Turkic life” which implies the use of different forms of Islam to serve their plans. Create conflicts then pretend they are the solution. They claim they are not the evil Salafists and they can help the World to moderate Islam, while they are the problem and the solution at the same time!!!!!!

Islamophobia and the “Negative Media Portrayal of Muslims”

 An Exposition of Sufism, A Critique of the Alleged “Clash of Civilizations”

“The predominantly negative media portrayal of Islam and Muslims needs to be balanced by widespread knowledge of peace-loving Muslims who pursue the path towards union of love and will with God. Such is the phenomenon of Sufism”!!!!!!!!!!😱

Region: Middle East & North Africa

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US post-9/11 Strategy in the Muslim World: Promote Sunni, Shiite, Arab and non-Arab Divides

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

 Global Research, June 25, 2005

“In March 2004, the Rand Corporation released a report – titled “Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies” – that called for supporting the modernists Muslims against “fundamentalists and traditionalists”  and promoting Sufism to formulate a market economy version of Islam.”!!!!!!😵
American Muslim Perspective 24 December 2004

Few more articles and books revealing Sufism

1- article “SUFISM IN INDIA: Its origin, history and politics.  Paper No. 924 16/02/2004  by R.Upadhyay”

 

2- In the Name of Allah: Understanding Islam and Indian History
Raziuddin Aquil
Penguin, Viking, 2009 – India – 289 pages
The history of Islam in India has resulted in impassioned debates between scholars-from the secularists to the Hindu right. Arguing that these histories tend to project modern concerns back in time, Raziuddin Aquil conducts a dispassionate investigation of the period between the thirteenth and the nineteenth centuries, from the heyday of Muslim political domination of large areas of the Subcontinent to the decline of the Mughals, accompanied by the transformations colonialism brought in its wake.
Using texts from the medieval and early modern periods, Aquil uncovers connections between a variety of factors-the religious orthodoxy or the ulama; Muslim rulers’ attempts to deal with competing religious ideologies; the influence of Sufi traditions; the emergence of Sikhism and its tenuous relationship with Islam; and the development of Urdu as a language of the people. Situating his arguments in the context of contemporary politics involving Hindus and Muslims, Islam and the West, and the longterm struggles within Muslim societies between reason and faith, Aquil contends that some of the issues explored here have come down to us from medieval times while others have been transformed completely into concerns that are purely modern in origin.
Penetrating and readable, In the Name of Allah tackles the legacy of Muslim rule in India, and in the process presents Islam as a complex and continually changing tradition.

3- Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India, by: Raziuddin Aquil
Oxford University Press, 2007 – Religion – 268 pages
Strongly grounded in Persian manuscripts, many of them unpublished, this book makes an innovative and original intervention in the existing debates on the questions of medieval politics, patterns of governance as well as the relationship between politics, Islam and Muslim religious leaders. Exploding the myth that Sufis, especially Chishtis, kept aloof from politics, it shows how Sufis enjoyed royal patronage and helped legitimise Aghans’ political cause. The author also explores the contributions of Sufis and Afghans to vernacular literature and devotional music. Contesting existing notions of the “tribal” character of Afghan political institutions, he argues that Surs and other Afghan dynasties drew upon Persian understandings of universal kingship to put in place a coherent monarchical system. The book also discusses how Rajputs and other non-Muslims collaborated with the Aghans to broaden the base of government apparatus.

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Timbuktu-Damage Timbuktu-Sunni activist – resurgence of animosity between Salafists and Sufis

Sufism came recently  into the CNN spotlight when Al Qaeda-linked Mali Islamists armed with Kalashnikov’s and pick-axes destroyed centuries-old mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu. Sufism is historically known  from the 5th century A.D on (first Sufi order was founded 657), and has survived as the only mystic (gnostic) religion the purges of the three fighting monotheist religions.  This article wants to explore its religious and historical roots, and its compatibility to the psychoanalytic concepts of C. G. Jung. Like in the “Golden Words of a Sufi Sheikh”, Sufism appears as a Gnostic chameleon always nodding its head. Gnostic thoughts had been rejected by Christianity, found a new host and became its spiritual brain, the muscle and sinew. First by oral tradition, later in writings, still later as Janissaries. Sufism is very appealing to intellectuals.  Sufism and Gnosticism take over silently, hence were often purged violently by Islam…

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Terrorism of Turks Gog and Magog


Atlas of the Bible Magog in Turkey

Atlas of the Bible Magog in Turkey

(The processes of inventing Jews, the Talmud, and Judaism is explained in the following article: The Invention of Judaism in Babylonian Iraq  and in another article Replacing Semitic Judeans and Torah with Turkic Jews and Talmud )

The prophecy of Ezekiel 38 and 39, often referred to as the Battle of Gog and Magog, is hands-down one of the most important and influential end-time prophecies in all of Scripture. But it is also one of the most controversial and widely misunderstood prophecies.

Gog and Magog are names that appear in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament), notably Ezekiel, and the Book of Revelation, sometimes indicating individuals and sometimes lands and peoples. Sometimes, but not always, they are connected with the end times, and the passages from the Book of Ezekiel and Revelation in particular have attracted attention for this reason. From ancient times to the late Middle Ages, Gog and Magog were identified with Eurasian nomads such as the Khazars, Huns and Mongols and were conflated with various other legends concerning Alexander the Great, the Amazons, Red Jews, and the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, and became the subject of much fanciful literature. They appear in the Qur’an as Yajuj and Majuj, and the Muslim world identified them first with Turkic tribes from Central Asia and later with the Mongols. In modern times they remain associated with apocalyptic thinking, especially in the United States and the Muslim world.

As one nomadic people followed another on the Eurasian steppes, so the identification of Gog and Magog shifted. In the 9th and 10th centuries these kingdoms were identified by some with the lands of the Khazars, a Turkic people who had converted to Judaism and whose empire dominated Central Asia–the 9th-century monk Christian of Stavelot referred to Gazari, said of the Khazars that they were “living in the lands of Gog and Magog” and noted that they were “circumcised and observing all [the laws of] Judaism. Arab traveler ibn Fadlan also reported of this belief, writing around 921 he recorded that “Some hold the opinion that Gog and Magog are the Khazars.” According to the famous Khazar Correspondence (c. 960), King Joseph of Khazaria claimed that his people were the descendants of “Kozar”, the seventh son of Togarmah.

The early Muslim traditions were summarised by al-Qazwini (d. 1283) in a popular work saying: “They scratch at their wall each day until they almost break through, and each night God restores it, but when they do break through they will be so numerous that “their vanguard is in Syria and their rear in Khorasan.”

When Yajuj an Majuj were identified with real peoples it was the Turks, who threatened Baghdad and northern Iran; later, when the Mongols destroyed Baghdad in 1258, it was they who were Gog and Magog.

Modern apocalypticism
In Europe expectations of the end-times have receded with the advance of a secular worldview during the 19th century. This has not been the case in the U.S., where a 2002 poll indicated that 59% of Americans believed the events predicted in the Book of Revelation would come to pass.

Considering geographical knowledge in Ezekiel’s time (during the Babylonian Exile), the northern most land of that day would be placed in Asia Minor or Anatolia-today known as Turkey-an Islamic nation, and one rediscovering its Islamist roots, thanks to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The only conclusion can be that Gog and Magog is Turkey.

The New Moody Atlas of the Bible p. 93 places Magog in Turkey.

The Zondervan Atlas of the Bible p. 83 places Magog in Turkey.

The Holman Bible Atlas p. 36 places Magog in Turkey.

The IVP Atlas of Bible History p. 18 also places Magog in Turkey.

Most conservative, trained scholars of the Bible use what is called the historical-grammatical method of interpretation. This is to say that they simply identify the names found within Ezekiel’s prophecy according to how Ezekiel himself would have understood them. Thus in the late seventh and early sixth century B.C. when Ezekiel prophesied, Magog, Meshech and Tubal were known to have dwelt in Asia Minor, or modern-day Turkey.

The only conclusion can be that Gog and Magog is Turkey.

Religious Extremism and Its Causes


Religious Extremism and Its Causes

Religious Extremism and Its Causes

Religious extremists, whether in Islam, Christianity, Judaism, or any other religion, know definitely that their logic is false and corrupt; and that their goals are illegitimate and fake.

But, they insist on their path despite their awareness of their deviation and its gravity for the following causes:
1. Lack of a sense of belonging to the nation; and the weakness of their citizenship in the state – So their alternative nation and state are a religious community and transnational organizations.
2. Inadequate education and failed practical achievement – and their veil to cover their inadequacy and failure are professional demagogic rhetoric and biased religious favoritism.
3. Failure in emotional feelings and defective sexual behavior – and their solution is to suppress feelings and dissemination of cruel ideas and practices.

From this perspective, and for these reasons it is illogical and unreasonable to negotiate or debate with religious extremists; but it is necessary and essential to correct the failures and deficiencies in the state and in the nation in the fields of citizenship and institutions, as well as in education and training and also in social relations and between the sexes.

We Are Not Alone in This Endless Universe!


We are not alone in this endless Universe

We are not alone in this endless Universe

  • We are not alone in this endless Universe!
  • Do those creatures have any Sundays; Saturdays; Fridays or any Sabbath?
  • Can they observe any of our religious practices and laws?
  • Are their cultures; genders; morality; ethics; and religious laws similar or comparable to ours?
  • If we cannot answer these questions honestly then why most earthly humans believe that their religion is universal, or even global?

A Chat Between Christian and Muslim in Lebanon


Indoctrination of Children

Indoctrination of Children

Joey Ayoub wrote in his blog Hummus For Thought! an interesting article titled Endoctrination of Children resenting all kinds of religious schooling and influencing helpless children. He said:

[I was sitting last night with a friend of mine and we got to talk about the whole Christians vs Muslims situation in Lebanon. We were both well placed as I was raised in a Christian environment and him in a Muslim one.

Being both proud members of the Flying Spaghetti Church that preaches keep-your-religion-to-yourself-ism, peace and lots of noodles, we usually end up talking about George Carlin when Jesus and Mohammed were the start of the actual conversation. Yesterday night was different though in that we were actually talking seriously about the issue.

Growing up, I never had the chance to meet many Muslims despite living in the smallest country of continental Asia. The ideas and images that were propagated by my old and very Christian school, Saint Coeur Ain Najm, was not that Muslims did not exist or that Islam was an evil religion – that would be too straightforward – but rather that non-Christian points of views or beliefs were not really worthy of acknowledgment, that somehow we were the lucky ones to have been brought up in the true religion.

I am now 20 years old but I still remember vividly the “Catechese” – sort of Sunday School during the week – sessions that occurred between Chemistry and Biology for an hour or two. We were given some passage from the bible and were basically asked to find a meaning to it. This had nothing to do with whether a meaning was actually present but rather with how any story could eventually fit the narrow interpretation that our teacher had reserved for it. He couldn’t be blamed as he was nothing more than a spokesperson for a much larger and powerful institution. He didn’t really seem to have any opinion of his own anyway. That a soon-to-be atheist was sitting right in front of him couldn’t have entered his worse nightmares.

My friend went to a secular school so he didn’t experience the brainwashing I did and could easily see the flaw in the system long before I could. It didn’t really surprise us that religion played such an important role in Lebanon when it is introduced so early in a person’s life. How long can we pretend that religious-based education does not contribute to the dividing of this already shattered country? What differentiates the indoctrination of helpless children that depend on adults for guidance in an unknown world from the government censorship of opposite views that appalls any man and woman living outside the box? How is telling a child that he or she will suffer the eternal torture of hell by a cruel deity any different from child abuse?

We would probably find it odd if a 4 year old child claims to be part of the Keynesian school of macroeconomics simply because we are pretty sure that economics is too complicated for a 4-year old. Why aren’t we then appalled by a 4 year old wearing a cross? Is the subject of economics more complicated than the questions of life and death? of existence?

Do not get me wrong, I do not really care the religion to which one adheres to but we should draw the line between freedom of thought and belief and imposing one interpretation of the world on helpless and defenseless children. Indoctrination is child abuse and must be regarded as such. Any country that does not put the child’s inalienable rights to education – not brainwashing – as well as, of course, health and safety is bound to end up in the same situation we are in. A child has nothing to do with the bullshit we adults enjoy throwing at each other and must not be a victim of our flaws and weaknesses.

Needless to say, secular schools would not magically solve the problems of Lebanon but they would allow children to identify themselves with different points of views instead of having no choice at all. In a world where corruption is part of the atmosphere a child breathes, one cannot be surprised that corruption is what that child will exhale.

I cannot help myself by quoting Friedrich Nietzsche here to end my first blog post:
“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.”]


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