Letter from Caliph Umar to River Nile

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There was a time when Egypt was conquered by Muslims, Caliph Umar Al-Khattab put Amru Al-Ash as the governor of that new Muslim territory. Amru Al-Ash was famous as a valiant commander and an efficient and wise administrator.

After some period, the month of Bowana (June) came. At the beginning of the month a delegation of the “Qabti” tribe met the governor and said that one habit of the river Nile is such that if not fulfilled it (the Nile) stops flowing.

The governor asked. “What’s that?”.

They said: “After 12 nights of this month Bowana (June) has passed, we grab a beautiful young girl, persuade her parents, decorate this young girl with good clothes and jewelry and put her in the river Nile. After that the river flows with full force”

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GOD The Most Supreme Entertainer

Islam came to the world to entertain human beings. Here is the beauty of Islam, as Islam is entertaining. The Greatest entertainer of all is God, the Most Supreme. When one recognises God and understands His actions, then God is very delightful and entertaining. God the Supreme Entertainer.

As an example, with all the common things we face, unrealising, the air we breathe comes from God. Without air, we die and we do not realise, this is entertainment. When God restricts the air, there is no entertainment.

The earth we step on is God`s creation. If we were to look up at the blue sky, God`s sky, it`s a pleasant sight. Looking at the beautiful green scenery. We visit the market looking for fresh fish, meat and vegetables, all these are entertaining.

But we do not realise it`s entertaining and it has never been mentioned. We simply look at things around us without putting any value to what we see. Continue reading

Mind of Abuya : Sacrificing The Feeling Of One Jihad

– Abuya Imam Ashaari At Tamimi during expedition in Uzbekistan –

Human beings are creatures with emotions. When we mention emotions, these are feelings that are based in the spiritual heart and are trapped in the physical heart.

These emotions include love, hate, disgust, sympathy, anger, vengefulness, yearning, shame, pride, arrogance, fear, guilt and indecisiveness.

Emotions are part of the natural instinct or habits of human beings, are not easy to guide, discipline or manage because there are the positive and negative. The positive have to let free, while the negative have to be reined in.

Letting go of the positive is a sacrifice, as is the reining in of the negative. Sacrificing emotions is considered a type of struggle or jihad, which is spiritual jihad. In fact it is even greater than the sacrifice of physical things such as energy, wealth and even life.

Sacrifice of the physical will not happen unless one starts with sacrificing the spiritual. It is from the spiritual that the physical can occur. If one cannot even sacrifice the spiritual, then they would definitely not be able to sacrifice the physical. Truth be told, sacrifice the physical is but implementation of spiritual sacrifice. In other words, sacrificing the physical is the result of the spiritual sacrifice, which is sacrificing emotions.

In needs to be remembered that in order to obtain Allah Taala’s acceptance (keredhaan) sacrifices have to be made. Without sacrifice, there is no acceptance. Without sacrifice, it is all but fanciful daydreams and nonsense. Without sacrifice, there would be no success in this world or the next.

Sacrificing emotions is very difficult to do. It hurts a great deal and the burden of its challenge bears heavily. Here I present a few examples:

We love our husband. We love that he would just stay at home taking care of us. Would it be easy for us to sacrifice our love so that he would be able to go out and continue on his responsibility to struggle for God, until he has to leave the home for quite some time.

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Islamic Politics : Politics of LOVE & FRATERNITY

It is one of the many books Abuya has written. This book is just as controversial, alien and fat fetched as his other books in the general view of Muslims and the Islamic scholars of today especially the official scholars who serve the government. It is even shocking to some parties but exciting to others. It is contradictive to some people but nontheless refreshing, challenging and an eye opener to some others.

Read the rest of this book here : Islamic Politics : Politics of LOVE & Fraternity

Islam is rising in the EAST ( Malaysia & Indonesia )

Most people know about the predictions of Nostradamus (a French Jew) concerning the coming of a saviour that he mentioned as “the man with the blue turban”.

A Dutch writer, G. H. Brill wrote in his book The First Encyclopaedia of Islam (1913) about the rise of Islam from the East by someone he called “the standard bearer of Mahdi”.

And in an ancient and famous Javanese book known as Babad Jawa, there is mention about the coming of one “Ratu Adil” (Imam Mahdi) and “Satria Piningit” (The Bearer of his Banner ) who will govern Indonesia and the Malay Archipelago with pure Islamic teachings. Permadi SH is a famous name in Indonesia.

He said clearly that Satria Piningit is the person who will lead to Ratu Adil. Before him is Satria Kinunjara and Satria Mukti Wibawa. Satria Kinunjara is the one who spent most of his life in prison and who set Indonesia free from colonization.

That was Soekarno. Permadi SH also said clearly that Satria Piningit is an admirer and he echoes the message of Soekarno. Satria Mukti Wibawa is a leader full of charisma who filled Indonesia’s independence. That was Soeharto. But Permadi SH also mentioned that Soeharto’s era was still an era of chaos and anarchy. There was no justice until the arrival of Satria Piningit.

Satria Piningit literally means a hidden warrior. He exists but appears non-existent. He is non-existent but appears to exist. This means he is protected by God. He is surrounded by tyranny and injustice like maggots crawling and creeping all over his body.
On one side, Satria Piningit has the good character of Soekarno. On the other side he has the good character of Soeharto. He is brave, vocal but calm and bound by strategy.

That is why Permadi SH said he is the combination of both Soekarno and Soeharto.
His arrival results in the merger of Malaysia and Indonesia. This is a continuation of the success of the Kingdom of Majapahit. That kingdom united the Malay Archipelago with the influence of Hindu and Buddhist religions.

This time, the Malay Archipelago will unite under the banner of pure Islam. Permadi SH also mentioned this is the turn of the Malays to lead the world. The light of Islam will emerge from the Malay Archipelago and will brighten the whole world.

The signs are already clear and the emergence of Satria Piningit is very near. He will emerge exactly at the time he is needed.

These predictions of Permadi SH are almost similar to the predictions of the Jewish Nostradamus and the writings of G. H. Brill. Verily God in His own way has spread this dazzling news about the rise of Islam in the last era to most races and languages of the world. Almost all races have heard about it. It is exciting and elating news to all Muslims. But to the enemies of Islam, they are wary and very sad.

We can see what is happening in the East beginning from the early 15th Hijriah century. We will notice the revival of Islam in the Malay world that is growing and expanding although it is being hindered and obstructed. This is a strange phenomenon.

Malays are becoming the best people in the practice of Islam and they are in the forefront of the Islamic struggle in the whole world today. It is not yet perfect, but is certainly progressing. This is no longer a secret. Although Islam was brought to the Malay Archipelago by Arab Traders more than 700 years ago, only now is Islam beginning to flourish in this region albeit in an era where the second age of ignorance has enveloped the whole world. Islam here did not die nor did it perish although it is was colonized and its enemies tried to kill it countless times.

This second revival of Islam does not follow the system or process of political elections. Islam has its own system. The Prophet choose a different system from the system of his time to bring up and to raise Islam.

He did it through dakwah (missionary work) and education using the divine revelations and the Hadith. His approach was through love, care, brotherhood and fraternity. When the hearts and minds of people are processed through divine revelations which are heartfelt and supreme, there will be an overall shift in the hearts and minds of people and of the society towards the truth and virtue that will bring about an Islamic nation followed by an Islamic Empire.

We should emulate the Companions of the Prophet who rushed to realise the promise of Allah to be the good military leader who would capture Constantinople from the Nasranis as said by the Prophet. They were not told who the good military leader was.

So they wanted to try to be him including Sayidina Abu Ayub Al Ansari who was then more than 90 years old. He advanced towards Constantinople and because he was not the promised one, he died a martyr beside the walls of the city. They were not disappointed if they failed. What is important is to fight for what Allah has promised and to gain His forgiveness and acceptance. Not trying is much worse than failing.

Islamic Economic Bringing Peace & Harmony

The whole world is particular about economy which is considered as the main source of life. Every nation and every country strive hard to strengthen their economic situation.When the economy of a country is strong, the country will advance in many other fields like industries, technologies and even military. The strong economy enables a country to take over another country.

Little wonder, economy is always the focus of all the world leaders. The muslim world are also in the race. They are also strengthening their economy. Many via the capitalist system introduced and supported by the Western countries and the Jews.

The muslim forget that Islam has its own economic system which is far better than the capitalist. Under islamic economy, God is the essence.

The capitalist’s main focus is profitability per se. The concept of love and care in undertaking business decision is almost non existing. Economy as an ibadah is unthinkable.

As such, capitalists will compete vigorously to increase their profits and minimize their losses even by stepping on others.

Unfortunately, many muslims are also in the same school of thought. Instead of taking God as the guidance, we try to compete with the capitalists on their own platform which is created by them to generate income for themselves.

The result? We always failed and face further diminution.

Muslims must reassess their economic focus and guidelines. Taqwa is the foundation upon which all business decisions and planning should be constructed.

The Islamic economic and financial systems are meant to protect human, and to promote love and care, peace and harmony here and the hereafter unity among all, bringing peace and harmony here and the hereafter.

The CRITERIA of The PARTY of ALLAH

1. The complete Islamic way of life

There is truth in the party meaning there is a complete Islamic way of life. Established in the party are the Islamic system of economy, Islamic social system and other Islamic systems in health, welfare system, Islamic information, motivation and communication, agriculture and systems in other aspects of life whether at the level of party, state, nation or even up to the level of an empire. All these are based on the Islamic shariah and are guided by faith (iman).

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Bandar Country Homes, Rawang, Selangor, Malaysia : A Model of Islamic City

2. Human and material development

The difference between the party of Allah and that which is not is that in the party of Allah, there exist both material and human development. Like a steelyard, both are in complete balance. These are the factors that result in peace, prosperity and the forgiveness of Allah in the party because the physical development is owned and carried out by good people who are spiritually developed and virtuous. They are able to uphold the shariah or laws of Allah and the traditions of the Prophet in every aspect of life. They are able to manifest and practise Islam in real life, not only in their minds which are only theoretical and grossly impractical. This cannot be done unless they have the strength, power and energy derived from human and spritual development.

3. Its influence is universal

The influence of the party of Allah is universal. Its followers are of various races and they come from many countries. The way of the party can fulfil and satisfy the needs of all Muslims who love the truth regardless of their race and origin. It can fulfil their innate and inborn nature; whereby such nature is common to all humans no matter what their race and ethnic are. If a party comprise members and supporters of only one race from one country or of only one group or profession, may they be youths, scholars, clerics, farmers, labourers, literary people, businessmen and so on, then it is not the party of Allah because it is then exclusive and not universal.

4. Universal unity

In Allah’s party, there is universal unity or unity of the ummah. In other words, the party of Allah is where people from around the world unite, and they practise the same system and way of life. Everyone is bound by Allah’s laws. This is what Allah meant by the decree:

Meaning: “Holdfast all of you together to the rope of Allah, and do not be divided among yourselves.” (Ali Imran: 103)

The party that practises the laws of Allah is liken to a rope which whoever holds on to it would be joined together to one source of reference that is Allah. That is what is called unity.

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The Party of Allah (III) – The Criteria of The FOLLOWERs

1. Normally members of the party of Allah are small in number but they possess quality and are greatly influential. Only their sympathisers are many. Perhaps because of the stringent requirement to be a member, many cannot qualify. The wisdom is that Allah wants to present Himself and show His greatness that His party, although small, is able to defeat their opponents of greater numbers. This will verify Allah’s decree

Meaning: “How often a small group overcame a mighty host by Allah’s will? And Allah is with those who are patient?” (Surah Al Baqarah: 249)

Or at least, it is easier to uphold the complete and all encompassing Islamic way of life in a smaller party compared to a big one with Allah’s permission.

2. The levels of people who make up the party come from various groups and professions. There are farmers, undergraduates, judges, lawyers, businessmen, politicians, policemen, soldiers, civil servants, artists, clerics, millionaires, ministers and so on. Most of them are full time members, working in accordance to their skills and expertise.

3. Members of the party of Allah who are distributed in nations all around the world are similar and uniform in their thinking, character, identity, behaviour and in the way they struggle. They conform to each other as though they are of one father and mother even though some of them do not know and have never met each other because they live too far apart. This happens because the upbringing and education comes from one source, which flow through the established channels to every nook and corner wherever the members are around the world.

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~ men-equal, picture courtesy of Heliconia ~

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The Party of Allah (II) – The Criteria of The LEADER

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1. The leaders of the party of Allah are the representatives or the caliphs of Allah.

They are appointed or chosen by Allah through divine revelations (wahyu), Hadiths, by divine inspirations (ilham) or by the Ahlul Halli wal Aqdi (the consultative council). The Apostles were shown by divine revelations. The Caliphs (Khulafaur Rashidin) were shown by the Hadiths and the Ahlul Halli wal Aqdi. The Mujaddids (reformers) were and are shown by the Hadiths and divine inspirations. Saul (Tholut) and Alexander the Great (Zulkarnain) were shown by divine revelations. Muhammad Al Fateh was shown by the Hadiths and divine inspirations. The second coming of Prophet Isa or Jesus is shown by the Quran and Hadiths. Al Mahdi is shown by the Hadiths and divine inspirations. The Prince of Bani Tamim is also shown by the Hadiths and divine inspirations. There were also minor leaders who were saints and pious people whose birth and leadership were shown by divine inspirations.

The Caliphs or Allah’s representatives do not become leaders through the process of elections or counting of votes. In fact, they do not go through any specific method. They are accepted by the people around them because of their worship, their taqwa (fear of Allah), their exemplary character, knowledge, sacrifices, leadership, services to the society and their contribution towards the community. Even if non-Muslims do not convert to Islam, they still accept and love them and their leadership. These leaders are accepted by the hearts of people and not by votes or the show of hands. That is how Allah appoints His people.

2. Leaders chosen by Allah are given knowledge through divine revelations or divine inspirations or knowledge that goes direct to their hearts (laduni).

Divine revelations are only for the Apostles and the Prophets whereas leaders who are not Apostles and Prophets are given divine inspirations (ilham). Divine inspirations give new meaning to the interpretation and understanding relating to divine revelations (Quran) and the laws of Allah (shariah).

Every Mujaddid (reformer) brings divine inspirations of his own which form his mind or his thoughts, which is knowledge that is relevant and suitable for his time and era. His mind is knowledge which is new and different from those existing and those before it. His mind however is not a new teaching neither is it a new set of laws and regulations. It does not change divine revelations but expounds it and gives it a new understanding, meaning and dimension relevant to its particular era. Continue reading

The Party of ALLAH (I): HIZBULLAH – in the TRUE meaning

In Islam, and as contained in the Quran, Allah had clearly and firmly introduced the party of Islam with the title “Hizbullah” which means the Party of Allah.

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~ The Party of ALLAH never follows the Western secular political system a.k.a Democracy & Election ~

Which in turn means that, Islam requires all its followers to be in such a party that is the Party of Allah. Not the party that follow the Western secular political system.

This is stated in the following verses:

Which means: “Verily, your leader is none other that Allah, His Messenger and the believers – those who perform as solah (prayers) and give zakah (tithes) and those who bow and submit themselves to Allah. And whosoever takes Allah, His Messenger and those who believe as their leaders, they are the party of Allah and they will be victorious.“ (Al Maidah: 55-56)

The Prophet, peace be upon him (pbuh) also firmly said that Muslims are obligated to be in a party. He said:

Meaning: “It is obligatory that you be with a jamaah (party), verily Allah’s hand (help) is with the jamaah (party).”

This next Hadith of the Prophet explains in detail the meaning of “the party”:

Meaning: “There will always be a toifah (group) among my followers that will be able to manifest the truth and they would be invincible before those who qppose them until the command from Allah comes.” (Narrated by Al Bukhari and Muslim)

The criteria of that party, jamaah or toifah which is said as the Party of Allah was also mentioned by the Prophet (pbuh) as follows

Meaning: “Being in a jamaah (party) is a blessing and being divided is a torment.” (Narrated by Al Baihaqi)

In observing and analysing the Party of Allah which was established by the Prophet (pbuh), the four ‘Caliphs’ (Khulafaur Rashidin), the Mujaddids (reformers) and other promised leaders of the truth, we could clearly see the criteria or characteristics of the party or group (jamaah) or ‘toifah’ or ‘hizbullah’ as mentioned above.

I would like to summarise these characteristics so that Muslims can form a party or a group (jamaah) of their own which is fit to be called the party of Allah or the Islamic Party or the party of the truth. At the very least, they could use the characteristics to determine whether any particular party or group that exist today is true or false. If possible we can search out the party which fulfils the exact characteristics of the party of Allah so that we can join it and be its followers.

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~ Democracy based on election is a dirty political system & UnISLAMIC ~

I would like to emphasise that the difference between the Party of Allah and the secular party of Western Politics is like heaven and earth. Even though there are some groups who name their party as an Islamic party, but without the proper criteria and characteristics, they are not and cannot be deemed as the Party of Allah. Their principles, techniques, methods, characteristics, approach, objective, and everything else are so different from that of Islamic politics, as different as night is to day. Continue reading

The CURE of HEARTS consist of 5 Things…

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~ BONANG : a kind of javaneese music instrument [named gamelan] played by sunan Bonang to attract people to get their attention to Islam…

Here’s a well known POETRY [ in javaneese languange ] composed by SUNAN BONANG, one of Wali Songo [ 9 javaneese sufi teachers at their times ] :

Tombo ati iku ono LIMO perkarane
Obat hati itu ada LIMA perkara
The cure for the heart consist of FIVE things

Kaping Pisan maca QUR’AN sak maknane
Yang Pertama baca QUR’AN sekaligus maknanya
Firstly, Recite the Quraan together with the meanings

Kaping Pindho SHALAT wengi lakonana
Yang Kedua SHALAT malam dirikanlah
Secondly, perform Vigil prayers

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~ sunan bonang : an ilustration by artist ~

Kaping Telu wong kang SOLEH kumpulana
Yang Ketiga berkumpullah dengan orang SOLEH
Thirdly, engage with pious people

Kaping Papat weteng ira ingkang LUWE
Yang Keempat perbanyaklah BERPUASA ( berlapar-lapar )
Fourth, Perform plenty of Fasting

Kaping Limo ZIKIR wengi ingkang suwe
Yang Kelima ZIKIR malam perpanjanglah
Fifth, Perform nightly Zikir entirely

Salah sawijine sopo biso ngelakoni
Salah satunya, siapa dapat menjalani
whosoever, manage to do perform either one

Mugi-mugi Gusti Allah nyembadani
Moga-moga Gusti Allah mencukupi
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The PROPHET’s LEGACY : The LAST Era that was PROMISED (I)

~ From Ibnu Umar r.a. that Rasulullah (pbuh), whilst holding the hand of Sayidina Ali, said: “It will emerge from this sulbi (basis of descendance), a man who will fill the earth with justice. And so, when you are convinced of such, you must endeavour to be with the Prince of Bani Tamim. Verily he comes from the East and he is the holder of the standards of Al Mahdi.” (Narrated by At-Tabrani)

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Please look deeply at the pic : What a MIRACULOUS EAST, prepared for the Rising of the Great New Empire !?

Soothsayers of many races using many languages and varied methods agree with the sayings of the Prophet (pbuh) about the last era. The last era is specifically for Islam. The most famous are the predictions of the Jewish, Christian and Javanese soothsayers.

Most people know about the predictions of Nostradamus (a French Jew) concerning the coming of a saviour that he mentioned as “the man with the blue turban”. A Dutch writer, G. H. Brill wrote in his book The First Encyclopaedia of Islam (1913) about the rise of Islam from the East by someone he called “the standard bearer of Mahdi”. And in an ancient and famous Javanese book known as Babad Tanah Jawa, there is mention about the coming of one “Ratu Adil” (Al Mahdi) and “Satria Piningit” (The Prince of Bani Tamim) who will govern NUSANTARA Archipelago with pure Islamic teachings. Continue reading

The PROPHET’s LEGACY : The LAST Era that was PROMISED (II)

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This is the last era that is promised by Allah. With the will of Allah, the resplendence of Islam from the East in this last era will be a repetition of the first resplendence, and the first empire of Islam. It is promised. It is within the power of Allah to make the East the foundation of the second empire of Islam (ummah) similar to the way Allah chose Mecca and Medina to be the foundation for the first empire of Islam. Continue reading

POLITICS Today [WESTERN political system] is Totally UnISLAMIC…!?

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~ Today Muslims generally practise politics that is totally unIslamic. But to them, that is the only politics they know. They use unIslamic politics [western political system] to uphold and struggle for an Islamic nation ~

In the Muslim world today, the term ‘politics’ is always understood as Western politics. This is because in giving its definition, they seek reference to the West. They no longer refer this vital matter to Islam itself, i.e. the Quran and the Prophet’s sunnah (traditions). And this ignorance prevails among the Muslim scholars, theologians and Islamic fighters alike. To them, the only politics they understand is Western politics and its democratic electoral system.

When we ask Muslim political activists, “why do you get involved in the dirty Western politics?” They will usually answer, “we don’t have any choice”.

They indirectly allege that Islam does not have its own politics! That Islam does not have its own system.

Though they acknowledge that the teachings of Islam are complete and all compassing, their acts nevertheless prove otherwise.

They act as if Islam does not have its own way of doing politics. Verily, the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh) himself had shown us the way. He was born at the time when the world was controlled by a barbaric political system of the age of ignorance. But he did not get involved in it. Without excuses, he strove to implement Islamic politics, and in doing so, destroyed the established nonsensical ignorant political system. Continue reading