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Koran on Political Corruption

28 May

Politicians are among the richest people on earth today, virtually selling the lives of the innocent to get richer by the minute. There are serious human rights abuses around the world, thanks to political corruption. And it’s not just Zardari whom people think is out to sell Pakistan. We know the United States is extremely corrupt. When a Harvard University professor gets away with rape in the U.S. just because the person complaining of rape is a student — you know U.S. can be considered equivalent to a jungle in Africa. See http://owurapist.blogspot.com

 

Here’s God’s take on things:

 

They say: “If the Mercy-giving had so wished, we would not have worshipped them.” No matter what knowledge they may have about that, they are still merely guessing. Or have We given them a book already which they try to hold on to?

Moreover they say: “We found our forefathers following such a community and we are merely being guided along their tracks.” Just the same We have not sent any warner into a town previous to you unless its highlivers said: “We found our forefathers with such a community, and are merely being led along their tracks.” He said: “Even if I should bring you better guidance than what you found your forefathers had?”, they would say: ‘We reject anything you are sent with!”

We have been avenged on them; see what the outcome was for those who denied [it all]! (Qur’an)

 

Basically, the “high-livers” are too complacent to believe in truth when falsehood is working for them so well in the worldly sense. Are the innocent destroyed with the corrupt? — No, provided that they’ve consistently opposed corruption. They should be praying against the corrupt if nothing else.

 

We have never acted as punishers until We have despatched some messenger: yet whenever We want to wipe out some town, We order its high-livers so they act depraved in it; thus the Sentence about it is proven to be right and We utterly annihilate it. How many generations did We destroy since Noah? Sufficient is it for your Lord to be Informed, Observant of His servants’ sins! (Qur’an)

 

Now both the Christians and the Muslims are expecting Jesus Christ or the Mahdi to emerge during this time. Do you think he’d side with the corrupt here or there? Would he shake hands with Obama or Bush, both engaged in perpetual war and under whose leadership countless innocents are killed day after day? Or would he side with the likes of Zardari or bin Laden?

 

We hurry good things up for them, yet they do not even notice it! Those who feel anxious out of awe for their Lord, and those who believe in their Lord’s signs, and those who do not associate anything with their Lord, and those who give away anything they may give while their hearts feel wary lest they should return to their Lord; [all] those compete in doing good deeds and they will soon attain them.

We only assign a soul something it can cope with. Before Us lies a Book which speaks up for Truth; they will not be dealt with unjustly. Instead their hearts are full of excitement because of this. They have other deeds besides those which they are committing, so that whenever We seize their high-livers with torment, just imagine how they bellow! “Do not roar [so loud] today; you will not be supported by Us. My signs have already been recited to you while you proudly turned on your heels away from it, sitting up nights to chatter on and on about it.” (Qur’an)

 

God says He would not argue with the dumb.

 

We have sent no town a warner unless its high-livers said: “We are disbelievers in what you have been sent with.” They say: “We have more wealth and children, and will not be tormented!” SAY: “My Lord extends sustenance to anyone He wishes and budgets it, even though most men do not realize it.”

It is not your wealth nor your children that will bring you close to Us in patronage; only someone who believes and acts honorably (will do so). Those will have a double reward because of what they have done. They will feel secure in mansions while those who were attempting to thwart 0ur signs will be paraded forth into torment.

SAY: “My Lord extends sustenance to anyone He wishes among His servants and He budgets it out. He will compensate you for anything you have spent since He is the best Provider.” Some day He will summon them all together; then He will say to the angels: “Are those the ones who were worshipping you?” They will say: “Glory be to You! You are our Patron rather than they. Instead they have been worshipping sprites; most of them even believe in them!” (Qur’an)

 

Corrupt governments, political leaders and/or rapist professors from Harvard University or elsewhere do not wish to believe in the devil. They are devils. In fact, a book called “UFO’s in the Qur’an” claims that the U.S. government is being run by aliens or evil spirits. That’s Skull & Bones. They tell their members they’d always be protected from corruption charges. So a Harvard University professor, just because he goes to Harvard, is told he’d always be protected from rape accusations, and no matter what crime he commits, it’s going to be ok.

 

But this is not the way God’s government works. This is not something Jesus would stand for. Corrupt people are going to hell, and nothing can change this fact. It’s written on their foreheads, it’s their destiny. Hell? Well, they’d see it when they get there. Jesus is not their Savior. Salvation is only for good people.

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Medical Benefits of Prostration during Muslim Prayers

4 May

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The Medical Benefits of Sajdah

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Dr. Muhammad Karim Beebani
[Saudi Gazette]
 
(The Muslim World weekly July 7, 2000)
Sajdah is a unique position or stance in the regular prayers, which a Muslim is supposed to offer at least five times a day. Although the basic purpose of obligatory prayers is not to provide an exercise for people yet it is being increasingly recognized that it has plenty of medical advantages for the human body. Here it is worth mentioning that Holy Prophet Muhammad  has mentioned in a hadith in Ibn Majah that prayer is a cure for many diseases. The fact is that a person who offers his prayers regularly that too in the mosque is protected from many diseases which he many not even know.

The position of Sajdah in which the forehead touches the earth is exclusively associated with the Muslim form of prayer. It is the climax of a Muslim’s prayer and as mentioned in a Hadith a Muslim is nearest to Allah in this position.

Abu Huraira (radiAllahu anhu) reported that the messenger of Allah  said:
“The nearest a servant comes to his Lord is when he is prostrating himself, so make supplication (in this state)”
[Sahih al-Bukhari]

A’ishah Siddiqa (radiAllahu anha) narrates that Holy Prophet  used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Qur’an) before he would lift his head
[Sahih al-Bukhari]

In another Hadith narrated by Anas bin Malik (radiAllahu anhu) the Holy Prophet  advised Muslims to perform Ruku (bowing) and Sajdah properly.

In another Hadith he advised to perform Sajdah and Bowing calmly and to get up only when the body has come to ease.

In supplication for the victory, He  also performed long bowing (Ruku) and Sajdah in the special prayers at the time of eclipse. Hence the first positive effect upon a person who prostrates or does Sajdah is that he comes nearest to Allah and hence in that condition he can supplicate. This is a great psychological advantage and it gives relief to the person concerned as life is full of worries and in this position he gets at least a transient refuge from the agonizing problems. When a person goes to the position of prostration Sajdah his whole body is in active motion. This position can be considered as a mini dive as the musalli (one who offers prayer) goes to rest his forehead on the ground while his hands are placed at the sides. This brings most of the body muscles if not all in active motion and serves to give them some exercise.

The hands are then specifically stretched out and thence the forearm as well as arm muscles are supposed to bear the weight in the Sajdah position. It gives good exercise to the muscles of the upper limb. Holy Prophet  in a hadith advised not to put the forearms flatly on the ground but to keep them elevated above ground and this is better for the forearm and arm muscles.

Sajdah is a unique position as this is the only position in which brain (or head) becomes lower than the heart and hence for the first time the blood gushes towards the brain with full force whereas in all other positions (even when lying) brain is above the heart when it has to work against gravity to send blood to the brain.

In the position of Sajdah due to the increased blood supply the brain receive more nourishment and it has good effect upon memory, vision, hearing, concentration, psyche and all other cognitive abilities. People who offer their prayers regularly have more will power and can cope with the difficulties of life in a much better manner. They have less incidence of headaches, psychological problems and other defects of cognitive function.

In the unique position of Sajdah the neck muscles get best exercise. They have to bear the load when the forehead lies at the ground hence the neck muscles become stronger. One can note the tense pressure at the neck muscles in the position of Sajdah specially the active motion of the neck and the facial muscles when the head is being lifted. (e.g. one inch above the ground) and it will be noticed that they are in a very active motion.

More strong cervical muscles mean the cervical vertebra will be better protected. Strength of cervical muscles is important as the head rests upon cervical vertebra supported by cervical musculature.

Infact head performs rotator movements over the cervical vertebra. In any accident cervical neck examination is especially important to the physicians because of its extraordinary importance.

It is uncommon that a person who offers his prayers regularly will get the usual neck myalgias or cervical spondylosis as the neck muscles particularly become very strong due to the 34 sajdahs offered daily in five prayers.

Position of Sajdah is also said to be a good treatment for the retroversion of uterus, a disease of women.

Most of us do not know that the position of Sajdah is an excellent exercise for men (for manpower). It may be a good information to the Viagra dependents. While getting up from Sajdah the perinneal muscles are one of those muscles which have to pull the trunk back to sitting position and they contract actively. Similarly while standing up from Sajdah the perennial muscles are again actively mobilised and this gives much strength to the muscles important for manpower.

The unique position of Sajdah also has positive effects upon the back muscles as while going into Sajdah and getting up from it the back muscle contract actively and they become stronger. Probably it is because of this reason that a person who is regular in prayers will uncommonly get backache.

After performing Sajdah either the musalli stands up or he sits to pray Attahiyyat. In this position the person sits calmly while his hands rest at his thighs which are folded backwards. This is much similar to the relaxation position of Yoga and has soothing effect upon one’s health and mentation.

Holy Prophet Muhammad used to elongate the position of Ruku (bending) and Sajdah positions and he advised to do so. In the light of the above facts it is appropriate to say that from medical point of view as well this advice is a golden rule for health.

Finally it must be reminded that prayer is not meant to be an exercise. However there are a lot of medical advantages associated with it.

Still the best blessing is the peace of mind, which a person derives by the accomplishment of his duty to Allah by fulfilling an obligation.

God of the Muslims Prescribed Good Deeds (Koran)

23 Apr

Some people say: “We believe in God and the Last Day,” while they are not believers. They would like to deceive God and those who believe, while they merely outwit themselves and do not even notice it! Their hearts contain malice so God has increased their [share of] malice. They will have painful torment because they have been lying.

 

…Heed God and know that God is Firm in retribution.

 

…They had always competed in doing good deeds and appealed to Us eagerly yet reverently. They were so humble towards Us.

 

…God is Informed, Observant concerning His servants. Then We allow some of Our servants whom We have singled out to inherit the Book. One of them may harm his own soul while another is lukewarm, and still another vies in performing good deeds with God’s permission.

 

…Everyone has some course he steers by, so compete in [doing] good deeds.

 

…They believe in God and the Last Day; they command decency and forbid dishonor, and compete in doing good deeds. Those are honorable men; any good they do will never be denied them. God is Aware of the heedful.

 

…Good deeds remove evil deeds:
that is a Reminder for such persons
as will be reminded.