26 September, 2018

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Mullah’s Inconsistency & Muslim Disunity

By Ameer Ali

Dr. Ameer Ali

As usual the Muslim world is split in celebrating the Eid, one quarter feasted on Friday and the other is feasting on Saturday. This is a perennial problem that is creating unwanted disunity within the so called umma, only because of the inconsistency of the mullahs in accepting science. 

Regarding the beginning and end of the fasting month there is the saying of the Prophet, “do not start fasting until you see the moon and do not end fasting until you see it. If the weather is cloudy then calculate when it should appear.” As for starting the fast each day the Quran has the following instruction: “And eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread” (Quran, 2: 187). These two instructions, are impeccably consistent in the context of the scientific knowledge available at that time. When there was no clock or calendar to determine time and date, it was the signs of nature such as the movement of moon, placement of stars and the sun that determined human activities like eating, sleeping, travelling and so on . 

As science developed inconsistency set in. Today, there is hardly any Muslim who follows the instruction of the Quran, (a book in which there is no doubt) standing with a white and black thread each day of Ramadhan to see that they are indistinguishable to start his or her fasting.  The mullah in this case has accepted the clock, a product of science.  He has also accepted the clock in fixing the prayer times. In starting and ending the fasting month however, he is not willing to accept the astronomical calendar. Why is this inconsistency?  

It is a strange irony in the history of Islam that Muslims, who were at the cutting edge of science and technology in the 9th and 10th centuries, and discovered the astrolabe, meaning “the one that catches the heavenly bodies”, which was the forerunner of the mariner’s compass is now rejecting astronomy in determining the fasting month. How does one explain this rejection and the consequent inconsistency? 

From the ninth century a group philosophers, intellectuals and scientists known as the Mu’tazilites started secularising knowledge and started questioning what at that time was believed to be the truth. This secularisation led them to question the very foundation on which the Islamic religion was based, and allowed them to explore the secrets of nature to produce new knowledge. Received wisdom was challenged at every corner. Alarmed by this development orthodoxy started a counter revolution and from the 11th century the Mu’tazilite school was in retreat and it was eventually killed at the altar of taqlid or imitation. The doors of ijtihad or individual effort to produce knowledge was closed.  Thus began the process of questioning and rejecting scientific proofs. To be a pious Muslim it was told that one should follow what the Prophet has taught as found in the hadiths, sayings and actions of the Prophet. Even in that mullahs were picking and choosing. For example, why pick only the Prophet’s dress and appearance and not his mode of transport, the camel? Hence, the inconsistency. 

Scientific truths bring in certainty and that is essential to manage anything. Planning and policy making is difficult in an environment of uncertainly. A government should know when a certain event will take place so that it can plan its actions accordingly. Mullahs are a community who has never governed a country or polity. They do not realise how their inconsistency is disrupting a governing body. If we accept astronomical calculations, fasting and festivals can be fixed at the beginning of the year. If that is not accepted, then let us go back to the white and black thread to start the daily fast. Be consistent and unite the community or be inconsistent and create disunity.  This is the choice facing Muslims today.   

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    Problem is they want to see it by naked eyes ..
    Is it possible..
    It is a means not end .
    Mullah do not know that difference.
    Shame.on them to devide the Muslim community..

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,

      RE Mullah’s Inconsistency & Muslim Disunity

      ” As for starting the fast each day the Quran has the following instruction: “And eat and drink, until the white thread of dawn appear to you distinct from its black thread” (Quran, 2: 187). These two instructions, are impeccably consistent in the context of the scientific knowledge available at that time. “

      The core problem starts with the Syllabus of the Mullahs, Ulama, Imams and Moulavis. The Literal interpretation of the Quran, without much consideration to the alternate and allegorical meanings, the literal interpretation of the Hadith and the Prophet’s traditions. They are not exposed to science and philosophy, like physics, astronomy, chemistry, biology. mathematics etc. Over the past 1,000 years, the Mullaha and Ulama have selfishly used political pressure successfully, to m,maintain the hegemony, changed the syllabus, resulting in the decline of Islamic science and Philosophy.

      In Sri Lanka, the mean IQ of the Muslims is 79, and they are following the Mullah’s like sheep. In the USA/Canada, the mean IQ of the populace is 99, and the follow the Astronomical calendar for the Ramadan.

      Do the Mullah use mobile phones, computers, autos, planes, which are inventions of the Kuffar (unbelievers)? Isn’t it time to measure the IQ’s of the Ulama, Mullah, Imams and Moulavis and rank them?

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      Lankan No 1
      “Problem is they want to see it by naked eyes ..”
      The problem is stupidity of the Ulama, Mullah, Imams, Moulsvis and their followers.
      Quran 3:5. Says “Indeed, from Allah nothing is hidden in the earth nor in the heaven.”
      Quran 3; 7 “It is He who has sent down to you, [O Muhammad], the Book; in it are verses [that are] precise – they are the foundation of the Book – and others unspecific. As for those in whose hearts is deviation [from truth], they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. And no one knows its [true] interpretation except Allah . But those firm in knowledge say, “We believe in it. All [of it] is from our Lord.” And no one will be reminded except those of understanding.”
      they will follow that of it which is unspecific, seeking discord and seeking an interpretation [suitable to them]. i.e. Ulama, Mullah, Imams, Moulsvis and their followers.
      Ibn Rushd in his darkest hour
      https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/artsandculture/2015/4/9/ibn-rushd-in-his-darkest-hour
      In all the struggles endured by free thinkers in which they were either killed or exiled, we find the same elements of decline no matter the time or place. This includes the time and place of the struggle of Abul Walid Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Rushd (1126 -1198), or Averroes in the Latinised form of his name.
      Ibn Rushd was summoned to the Mansur’s court, publically insulted and cursed and accused of heresy. The king ordered him to be exiled along with anyone who spoke about philosophy.
      Mansur also ordered that all parts of the kingdom should warn against philosophy, and philosophical books be burnt except for those dealing with medicine, mathematics and astronomy. These books were important because they help people know the time and the direction of Mecca for when they pray.

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    ACJU is controlled by some so called outdated clerics.
    They are numbers one idiots in religious matter.
    They say we should see by naked eyes.
    Local sighting…
    Each country should see it..
    No matter how if are wrong..
    They always right..
    No willing to.accept mistake.
    Superiority or inferiority complex….
    No.grasp of any contextual reading of situation..
    After all…
    Sri Lanka Muslim community is a.victim of it

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    Ameer,
    Don’t you remember 2 Muslim factions (Wahabi Vs Sufi?) killed each other and dug graves in revenge over similar incident in Kalutara years ago?
    /
    Muslims should know that they don’t live in Arabian desert where the sky is always clear at night. Instead, they live in tropical Sri Lanka where this time of the year, face monsoon season, and it’s always cloudy at night.
    /
    Surely but slowly, you are getting at the root cause of Sri Lanka’s Muslim problem.

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      What exactly is “Sri Lanka’s Muslim problem” ? Care to elaborate?

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        BC.
        The problem is listening to the so called stupid Mullah’s. Period.
        Muslims have been pioneers in Astronomy; the Mullah’s are ignorant of this fact with poor scientific knowledge. Disunity in the community mostly caused by the Mullah’s for their own existential requirement is the main cause.
        Time to ditch these Mullahs.
        A A is spot on.

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          I used the word “exactly” for a reason. You did not pay attention to that.

          Are mullahs preventing you from pioneering Astronomy? if so how?

          Why do you need unity? What’s wrong with diversity?

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            You cannot find fault with Mullahs or any others for this. This rotten devil Dr. Ameer Ali thinks he only knows about the astronomical facts. All the educated Muslims know these even before Dr. Idiot was born. Why this shit devil migrated to Australia? Because he preferred Australia instead of his birth place and living among Muslim community. So why the hell this shit finding faults with Sri Lankan Muslims instead of Muslims there. Not only in Sri Lanka but all over world Muslims are carrying on this tradition as respect to our Prophet Muhammad. Next time this shit will say no need of Azan because the clock gives the time. Azan too is a tradition we are following.There is no objections for Muslims to follow calendar and have the festival. May be this bugger in Australia following the calendar and nobody will raise any objections for him. I have many relatives in many non-Muslim countries and the Muslim communities there too have their festival after sighting the moon. Once the sighting of moon is confirmed this information is passed to other Muslim irrespective where they live. This bugger doesn’t like Muslims following the Islamic traditions. A kafir with Muslim name.

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              Ralli Bin Balli, CT is a decent site for civilised people. Stop attacking others in filthy language. You are unable to meet the arguments put forward by others and therefore resorting to this type of behaviour. A person like you from the gutters should refrain from entering CT. If you analyse carefully you are the idiot, shit, devil, bugger, kafir, swine etc which you are calling others. Just because you are practicing a barbaric teaching and living in primitive days, do not expect people with intelligence to behave stupidly like you.

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                Al-faqurlah: All because of your low IQ father not knowing how to use a cover on it, you have to deal with Ralli Ameen and I have to listen to a dirty dumb worm like you here.

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                Al-faqurlah,

                “Ralli Bin Balli, CT is a decent site for civilised people. Stop attacking others in filthy language. “

                This is called ad hominem attacks, when the Mullahs and their cohorts have no credible counter argument. At that point they call the opponent Kuffar (unbeliever), or say bida (innovation), in addition to the ad hominem attacks ((of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.).

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              Ralli Ameen:

              “Why this shit devil migrated to Australia?”, this funny guy, Dr. Ameer Ali (He writes to save his AU residency from Q-Society), writes to gain popularity among non-Muslim readers. Once he tried the taste of writing similarly against Buddhist monks and Sangha, and he got enough. Since then writing on non-Muslim issues are sour-grapes for him, a typical inborn cowardice SL Muslim attitude, no matter where he lives. Probably the guy has Tamil Nadu origins, unlike late Mr. Hussain of CT.

              Anyway, he has a Muslim name, encourage him to improve his writing skills.

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                “Typical inborn cowardice SL Muslim attitude”. You hit the nail on the head. Muslims in Sri Lanka are mortally scared of Sinhalese. Even in these columns Muslims who are attacking Sinhalese are doing cowardly under false name.

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                  Al-faqurlah: Not necessarily a Sinhalese, but it is better to avoid an encounter with a Human-Rights violators than getting down to their levels. Wouldn’t you run away if a stray dog gives a chase to avoid rabies? What you think? And some here act like Sinhalese while they are Tamils too ;-)

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              Ralli Ameen ,

              “You cannot find fault with Mullahs or any others for this. This rotten devil Dr. Ameer Ali thinks he only knows about the astronomical facts. “

              Ralli Ameen, are you a Stupid and Ignorant Mullah, Ulama, Imam, Moulavi or just on of the brainwashed followers? Is stupidity a virtue for the Mullahs? Just curious.

              Renown Astrophysicist Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson explains what went wrong with Islam.

              Ulama and Mullahs.

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZCuF733p88

              Until the Muslims marginalize or move of the way the Mullahs, Ulama, Imams, Moulavis and others, they will be downtrodden and stupider for ever.

              Ibn Rushd in his darkest hour

              https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/artsandculture/2015/4/9/ibn-rushd-in-his-darkest-hour

              In the age of civilisational decline the political mixes with the religious, the social with the individual and the economic with the geographic.

              There is often a return to superstitions in societies, the shunning of science, the supremacy of intellectual terrorism, the spread of tribal and sectarian divisions and wars, and the persecution of every free thinker to the point of exile or murder.

              Ibn Rushd is the most capable rationalist philosopher in the history of Arab civilisation, and the best versed on the achievements of his age and the ages before him.

              A final reason offered was Ibn Rushd’s book The Incoherence of the Incoherence, in which he responded to the fallacies of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s The Incoherence of Philosophers. He did this despite knowing Ghazali was the master of the Almohad dynasty who were in power, and believed the earth was located between the horns of a bull.

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              Ralli Ameen,

              ” Not only in Sri Lanka but all over world Muslims are carrying on this tradition as respect to our Prophet Muhammad. ” “A kafir with Muslim name.”

              Is Arabic a Kuffar language?

              There are many types of Muslims, based on theit IQ’s, brainwashing, reasoning abilities, wisdom etc. Certainly the Mullahs of Lanka, the Land of Native Veddah Aethho, appears to have low IQ’s, 79 or below, and not using the available astronomical knowledge properly, to use the moon as a lock, in the present times.

              What is funny is that, sighting the crescent moon in Arabia, where it hardly rains, is not a problem. However, the Mullahs in Lanka can get into a plane, a Kuffar invention, go over the clouds, and see, using the astronomical calculation as a guide and look into the Western horizon. Then they can use a phone, or a satellite phone, ( Kuffar inventions), to call the Mullah’s on the ground and report the sighting of the crescent moon results.

              RAMADAN & EID AL FITR 1439 (2018)

              http://www.isna.net/ramadan-1439-2018/

              Moon is not first seen by the people of the East always. Sometimes people of the West can also be the first to see it. Muslim jurists have mentioned this centuries ago. It was known by calculations that this year the people of East will not be able to see the moon on May 15. So there is no surprise.
              The decision is in accordance with the criteria accepted by the International Conference of Ulama in Istanbul, the European Council of Fatwa and Research and the Fiqh Council.

              Prophet Mohamed did not use it because it was not available to him at that time. But he did say .”Seek knowledge even unto China”.

              https://www.quora.com/Why-did-Muhammad-say-Seek-knowledge-even-unto-China

              Will the Lankan Mullah’s end up in hell?

              Stupidest Muslim Vs Neil Tyson – How ideology can ruin intellectual power

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyCxrL9-C84

              This is not a debate between some Muslim and Neil Tyson. But this video shows the thinking of some very well educated 21’st century Muslim (I don’t know he is ignorant, stupid or dishonest. But he is one for sure) and Neil Tyson speaking in a lecture about how Muslims intellectual power ruined by an ideology.

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        Bishan,
        —“What exactly is “Sri Lanka’s Muslim problem” ? Care to elaborate?”–
        `
        Badudeen, SLMC, Jamiya tul ulema, ‘Knuckles’ Kabir, Sali, drugs and Muslim smuggling, 4 million Muslims, employing illegals in their shops, etc,
        `
        Also, Kuragala, Dewanagala, 1000 acre Muhudumaha viharaya, 15000 acre Digawapiya, Wijithapura, Knuckles range, Willpattuwa, etc invasions.
        `
        Falsely accusing Sinhalese of vandalizing Muslim shops and mosques, and made thousands of allegations, but lying and cunning Muslims haven’t proved at least 10 of them.

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        Bishan Cader
        Buddhists,Hindus and Christians are Sri Lanka’s Muslim’s big problem.It needs no elaboration.

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      Dr. Ameer Ali,

      “Surely but slowly, you are getting at the root cause of Sri Lanka’s Muslim problem.”

      Yes. The Theologians and their hegemony represented by the Ulama, Mullahs, Imams, Moulavis and theit brainwashed followers.

      This has been pointed out by the learned Muslims, i.e. Philosophers over a 1,000 year ago, AND OF COURSE THE ULAMA DID NOT LIKE IT.

      Philosopher Ibn Rushd in his darkest hour.

      https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/artsandculture/2015/4/9/ibn-rushd-in-his-darkest-hour

      In the age of civilisational decline the political mixes with the religious, the social with the individual and the economic with the geographic.

      There is often a return to superstitions in societies, the shunning of science, the supremacy of intellectual terrorism, the spread of tribal and sectarian divisions and wars, and the persecution of every free thinker to the point of exile or murder.

      He also wrote The Decisive Treatise, Determining the Nature of the Connection between Religion and Philosophy.

      This book makes him the originator of the idea that Greek rational heritage does not contradict Islam and that scriptural sciences have an arena as do rational deductive sciences.

      A final reason offered was Ibn Rushd’s book The Incoherence of the Incoherence, in which he responded to the fallacies of Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s The Incoherence of Philosophers. He did this despite knowing Ghazali was the master of the Almohad dynasty who were in power, and believed the earth was located between the horns of a bull.

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    The so called 2 major organisations supposedly set up to facilitate muslims in srilanka, are bane to the muslim society. they only want to hold positions in respective organisations. they only bring about problems to us viz halal matter (ACJU) and the second Tawhid organisation creating disharmony between other religions.

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      Tawhid organisation = extremists. ACJU is creating issues within community only.

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    The stubborn refusal of the Glorified Lebbes to even consider the possibility of using advances in scientific knowhow and technology to identify the date and time of the New Moon almost resulted in the local Muslim community having a reduced month of 28 days during Ramadhan. Even this major error on their part did not have a humbling effect on the Lebbes. Instead they attempted to arrogantly justify their position by referring to a similar error on the part of the Saudi authorities in 1984. By doing so, they only drew attention to the many Muslim majority countries who have not faced similar errors during the past 25 years. They were saved of having to face any criticism in this regard by the very bad weather condirtions which covered the evening skies over Sri Lanka on Thursday 15th June 2018.
    .
    On Friday night, the Lebbes announced very grandly that the ‘New Moon’ had been spotted over Kalmunai and pictures of the event were posted on various social media platforms.
    .
    What these ‘Scholars’ have failed to realize or overlooked in their haste is that the ‘New Moon’ over Kalmunai was nearly 5% full on Friday night according to various astronomical websites (At 11 am today, it is nearly 8% full) . There is no way a New Moon could be 5% full at the start of a new lunar month. It would be at most 2% full. Clearly, the month of Shawwal had in fact commenced the previous evening (Thursday) and not on Friday.
    .
    For how much longer are the Muslim Sri Lankans going to be ‘terrorized’ by the self-appointed intransigent Enforcers of Islamic practices in our motherland ?

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      ekelbroom.
      rational explanation does not help the majority of “muslims” in Sl.
      They are basically a cult. Period !

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        I agree with you, Brother Sarrij, but those of us who possess the necessary skills must keep ‘hammering’ away at the tight grip exerted on the community by these self-appointed Enforcers. The only way to weaken their grip is to reveal to the community that these ‘Scholars’ are as fallible as the average man-next-door when they insist on stubbornly clinging to interpretations of Quranic verses and Hadith which are incompatible with current ilm (knowledge).
        In order to retain this tight grip on the community, the objective of the Mullahs is to convince the community and perpetuate the belief that they (and only they) possess the ability and the right to pass judgement on all matters Islamic in our motherland, thereby indirectly elevating themselves to positions of veneration as ‘Sunni Priests’.
        We may not be able to affect these changes in our lifetime, but if our efforts succeed in weakening their tight grip, then at least the next generation may be able to escape from the clutches of these ‘terrorists’. Those members of our community who are able to think logically and rationally owe it to rest to continue ‘hammering’ away.
        So don’t lose heart or be distracted by ad hominem comments issued by pseudo ‘Muslims’.

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        Sarrij,

        “rational explanation does not help the majority of “muslims” in Sl.
        They are basically a cult. Period !”

        Indeed, it is the cult of the Theologians, represented by the Ulama and their cohorts. so that they can maintain their hegemony. They have been battling reason , science and philosophy for a long time, and preventing the Muslims in coming the Age of Reason and Enlightenment, which the West arrived at several centuries ago, after overcoming the Church.

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        Sarrij,

        “rational explanation does not help the majority of “muslims” in Sl.
        They are basically a cult. Period !”

        Yes. like the Cargo Cult.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargo_cult

        With the end of the war, the military abandoned the airbases and stopped dropping cargo. In response, charismatic individuals developed cults among remote Melanesian populations that promised to bestow on their followers deliveries of food, arms, Jeeps, etc. The cult leaders explained that the cargo would be gifts from their own ancestors, or other sources, as had occurred with the outsider armies. In attempts to get cargo to fall by parachute or land in planes or ships again, islanders imitated the same practices they had seen the soldiers, sailors, and airmen use. Cult behaviors usually involved mimicking the day-to-day activities and dress styles of US soldiers, such as performing parade ground drills with wooden or salvaged rifles. The islanders carved headphones from wood and wore them while sitting in fabricated control towers. They waved the landing signals while standing on the runways. They lit signal fires and torches to light up runways and lighthouses.

        In a form of sympathetic magic, many built life-size replicas of airplanes out of straw and cut new military-style landing strips out of the jungle, hoping to attract more airplanes. The cult members thought that the foreigners had some special connection to the deities and ancestors of the natives, who were the only beings powerful enough to produce such riches.

        Cargo cults were typically created by individual leaders, or big men in the Melanesian culture, and it is not at all clear if these leaders were sincere, or were simply running scams on gullible populations. The leaders typically held cult rituals well away from established towns and colonial authorities, thus making reliable information about these practices very difficult to acquire.

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      Now if they see your comment they will pass the ball by branding you a Thaweed or a salafee.

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        Mhfm,

        “Thaweed or a salafee.(Wahhabi)”

        They follow the Satan, per Hadith of Najd.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

        Text of the hadith. According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

        Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

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      ekelbroom,

      “For how much longer are the Muslim Sri Lankans going to be ‘terrorized’ by the self-appointed intransigent Enforcers of Islamic practices in our motherland ?”

      The answer is blowin in, the wind, blowin in, the wind.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l4nVByCL44

      Ever since the Greek-Islamic Philosophy entered the learned ‘scholars’ of Islam, conflicts between revelation, which the Theologians, Ulama, that they ‘owned’ and the Philosophers who used reason and scriptures, erupted. In the end political action was used to sideline the philosophers and the Ulama took an upper hand. What you have observed in the past week is this phenomenon, in the 21st century of common era, and the ignorant Lebbes are looking up to the ignorant Saudis, who GMAT gradates have the lowest scores in the world, and who follow the Satan as per Hadith of Najd.

      Text of the hadith. According to two narrations in Sahih Bukhari, Muhammad asks Allah to bless the areas of Bilad al-Sham (Syria) and Yemen. When his companions said “Our Najd as well,” he replied: “There will appear earthquakes and afflictions, and from there will come out the side of the head (e.g. horns) of Satan.”

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadith_of_Najd

      Quick Post: L&V’s National IQs predict GMAT scores across 173 nations

      Saudi Arabia, has the lowest scores.

      http://humanvarieties.org/2014/02/02/quick-post-lvs-national-iqs-predicts-gmat-scores-across-173-nations/

      The GMAT is a graduate entrance test used by more than 5,900 business programs offered by more than 2,100 universities worldwide. While the test is given in English, it is designed to be as minimally English dependent as necessary to predict successful completion of Business programs taught in English. Further, the test is carefully scrutinized for item bias.

      Regression Plot: The regression plot for GMAT scores and L&V’s (2012) Estimated National IQs is shown below.

      https://humanvarietiesdotorg.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/gmatregressionplot.png

      Saudi Arabia 330, Sri Lanka 480, and Iran 520.

      The stupid Lebbe-Ulama are asking even stupider Saudis! Wow!

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    Also one should remember that Arabic months have a maximum of 30 days and a minimum of 29 days and there are no months with 31 days or 28 days. In Arab countries the calendar in use is entirely based on this. However, in Sri Lanka an Arabic calendar is pulled out of archives only during Ramadan or Eid and follows the chaos.While the Arab world having uniformity in deciding on the two dates we get into unnecessary arguments and divisions. We see this every year and the people of other faiths are having a hearty laugh on us. Now Haj and Arafa days are universally accepted this rite is performed according to the calendar put out officially. And here too in Sri Lanka where fasting on Arafa day is done on a different days from the day Haj pilgrims observe as Arafa day. Diversified groups in Sri Lanka try to maintain ‘ I am right and you are wrong’ policy adamantly. This time too nearly 99 percent of the Muslim world were celebrating Eid on Friday the 15th of June we were still fasting on this day in Sri Lanka. Now the world has become a ‘global village’ the communication system plus sighting of even a star has advanced tremendously to an extent never imagined in the past. I would like an Arabic calendar is followed carefully right through the the year to follow it’s accuracy by not pulling out from the archives only during Eid and Ramadan. I am afraid if this continues even in performing Haj we will have controversy. Luckily that is in the full control of sensible people and that will never be allowed. I pray Allah that he will help us to see eye to eye and celebrate Eid and Ramadan on a specific day with uniformity and wishing each other ‘Eid Mubarak’ on one and the same day. We should stop our quarrels and difference of opinions for the sake of our unity. Groups among Muslim community are mushrooming so fast like the political parties in Sri Lanka. There have been clashes and even murders due to our difference of opinions. May Allah save us from this deplorable and ugly situation, Ameen!

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      SHM,

      1. “This time too nearly 99 percent of the Muslim world were celebrating Eid on Friday the 15th of June we were still fasting on this day in Sri Lank”

      Because the Sri Lankan Ulama, Mullahs, Imams, Moilavis and Lebbes have the lowest IQ’s, and the lowest reasoning abilities and knowledge of Astronomy.

      2. “Now the world has become a ‘global village’ the communication system plus sighting of even a star has advanced tremendously to an extent never imagined in the past. “

      The Mullah are confused and forget that the Moon is just used as a clock., and the Moon is lighted, where there are clouds in not, based on its orbit every 29.53 days.

      3. “There have been clashes and even murders due to our difference of opinions. May Allah save us from this deplorable and ugly situation, Ameen!”

      They all follow the Satan, Devil, Iblis as per Hadith of Najd.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UDy_apXW3E

      Scholar from al-Azhar: Wahhabism is a Satanic Faith, the Horn of the Devil that Muhammad Predicted

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    Ameer Ali ~ “Mullah’s Inconsistency & Muslim Disunity”

    The ‘inconsistency’ is very common in other religions too. Remember just recently we went through “When is Vesak”. Easter and X’mas are different in each denomination. Hindus have this Almanac and the Holy days/times differ in the version of the Almanac.
    These are plain superstition. The use-by-date is well past but those with commercial interests keep these going.
    .
    Disunity among Muslims is minimal compared with others. The visible disunity has more to do with business competition. The Mullahs must not be blamed for this.

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      Mr. K. Pillai, you had given a sensible opinion here. Look at what donkeys writing here. The biggest donkey is Ameer Ali. I don’t know why he add a Dr in front of his name. If he knows the truth like you say ‘inconsistency’ is common in all other religions too’ he wouldn’t have written like this.

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    I think the writer has no knowledge of what is hadith and sunna. Riding a camel is not a sunna. Not everything that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) did is a sunna.

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      G.
      Spot on.
      Sunnah as commonly understood is what the Prophet said and did. The “mullahs” take it to the extreme by emphasizing the part “did” which might be conjecture.

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    The best way to determine whether the moon can be sighted on an overcast day is to charter a helicopter or light plane and fly above the clouds. There are so many wealthy Muslims in this country that they could establish a fund for this purpose.

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    Leave it to them what do they believe

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    Well said – Mr Ameer Ali.

    The TRUMP – Would be to make ” ISLAM great AGAIN”

    The QURAN is our resource.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5bDhMP9lQ

    As Colombo telegraph does not encourage links.
    I am trying to cheat their system,

    Please watch on you tube – Samina Ali
    You tube=_J5bDhMP9lQ

    The ACJU and Mr Faiz Mustapha – were largely responsible for VETOING the Democratic changes to The Muslim Marraiges and Divorce Act – as I understand it was proposed by Justice Marsoof and others.

    The scientific basis on the Moonsighting.com is clearly depicted where the first sighting of the Moon could/would occur. Very Graphically.

    As the first sighting of the Moon is not A Constant – As is the International Date Line, Every Month the Moon”s FIRST sighting changes location.

    Utilising the Moonsighting.com we can be fairly certain of the area where the FIRST sighting could occur,

    From the location of the first available sighting – any location encountering Maghrib after that time should (if they think it is Halal – on an International Global perspective) should make that the INTERNATIONAL guide line for the start of Each and EVERY Islamic Month.

    All it needs is to CONSIDER what IS more right Islamically.

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    In the case of Vesak, IT was celebrated accoring to the moon Calander, monsths passed every 28 days. IT was not counted nearest milisecond. There were 13th months, 60hours for the day etc., So, the Veask came everyting the same date. That Vesak – full moon. No0w we use Georigian Calender which cme later. so, the vesak is in a different day. In the case of Sri lanka they should have counted that day. When the govt is trying to do everything that goes wrong.
    why Islam has 29 sects heit beleig systems are not exactly according to the Quran. Every tinme the religion is modified by the culture. That is why wahabism is Arabic desert culture. ISlams l;ooks mostly rituals or close to pagen religions. Instead of thinking that we are looking at Lord buddha, they wait for the Moon to celebrate something and they do not want to understand because Prophet Mohommad would berecognized by other desrt tribes he asked people to not to build his statue. There is another reason. At that time buddhism was active even in Saudi arabia. He may may have heard, That their founder has not asked to build statues. So, Prophet mohommed also asked his devotees to follow it.

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      LAL JD

      Are you really saying Buddhism was active in Saudi Arabia? Then you can add all other Middle-eastern countries and even Europe. What a booruwa are you who do not have even an atom of knowledge of past history of countries.
      There are no rituals in Islamic teaching. Do you see statues, flowers, oil lamps etc in mosques to perform rituals? No, you will see those only in Hindu temples, Buddhist temples, Churches to perform rituals. There are many other forms of rituals performed by you all. You think five times prayers is ritual, no you donkey. It is kept for man’s own benefit. A person five times washing his face, hands etc., bending and stretching five times and keeping his mind in meditations brings many benefits to his body. Also keeps away from indulging in evil activities. If doctors say you fast at least for few week to keep your body healthy nobody follows that. But compulsory fasting in Islam brings benefits to your health and also the feeling of suffering without food. Then giving Zakat brings reliefs to the poor. Then by performing Haj (only if you can afford) you come across all races of Muslim and build a common brotherhood.
      Request Muslims to organize perahara, Kavedi, cocconut thrashing, tie pirith threads etc. etc. etc. If they follow you, then you can say Muslims too do ritiuals.

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    How come we continue reading the fine prints?
    The Rohingya refugees, particularly infants, are suffering in the rain and this is in big bold letters. In spite of this calamity, they celebrate Eid as it should be – namely through prayers.

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    “…Muslims, who were at the cutting edge of science and technology in the 9th and 10th centuries…”
    really?. …ok there were some famous Muslim astronomers….but to call it at the cutting edge of technology is stretching it too far …..did they discover internet or the mobile phone or electricity .

    they of course pioneered the cutting of the edge of the male and female genitials

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    Not only the Muslims disunity……………
    Same is contagious among the Sinhalese and the Tamils as well.
    Hence, Sri Lanka is going Nowhere and thereby the Politicians are ruling the Roost.

    How come debt ridden notherners committing suicide… LtTE financiers the Diaspora looking the other way ??

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      Thondamany,

      “Not only the Muslims disunity……………
      Same is contagious among the Sinhalese and the Tamils as well.
      Hence, Sri Lanka is going Nowhere and thereby the Politicians are ruling the Roost.”

      The mean IQ of the Paras is 79, and the Ulama, Monks, Priests and the politicians have a field day!

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    Thanks Amarasiri….will have a look at these

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    Ameer Ali: why make an issue over a non issue? There are umpteen issues to focus on like education, poverty eradication, corruption, nepotism, abuse, alcoholism all of which plague parts of the community and you are getting worked up over the moon sighting? Most Muslim communities around the world stick to the original moon sighting method and there’s nothing wrong with that.

    It’s high time we weed out comments from old hands that are focused on dissension and disunity and focus on what unites us. Step aside man, fade away into the sunset and keep your writing to yourself. It does not benefit anyone.

    Peace to all.

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      This writer is funny. He started writing in support for Muslims int he beginnings, he got shhit and shutdown the department. Then he tried to go against criticizing monks and he got double shhit. Now he sticks to be a traitor, he get less shhit – What you expect from Muslims?

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      Mohammed,

      “why make an issue over a non issue?”

      This is the tip of the iceberg regarding g the stupidity of the Ulama.

      The limitations ans stupidity of the Ulama have been pointed out repeatedly by the Islamic philosophers, but the Ulama used politics to subvert the truth of reason and maintain their hegemony.The result: The Muslims have been backwards since, and yet to reach the age of reason and enlightenment, which Europe reached several centuries ago.

      On the Harmony of Religions and Philosophy by Abu ‘l-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd.

      Abu ‘l-Walid Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Rushd (better known just as Ibn Rushd, and in European literature as Averroes (1126-1198), was a Muslim Andalusian philosopher, physician, and polymath: a master of philosophy, theology, Maliki law and jurisprudence, astronomy, geography, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychology and science. His school of philosophy is known as Averroism. He has been described as the founding father of secular thought in Western Europe. He wrote commentaries on most of the surviving works of Aristotle. There were three levels of commentary: the Jami, the Talkhis and the Tafsir which are, respectively, a simplified overview, an intermediate commentary with more critical material, and an advanced study of Aristotelian thought in a Muslim context. His most important original philosophical work was The Incoherence of the Incoherence (Tahafut al-Tahafut), in which he defended Aristotelian philosophy against al-Ghazali’s claims in The Incoherence of the Philosophers (Tahafut al-Falasifa). In medicine, he wrote a medical encyclopedia called Kulliyat (Generalities, i.e. general medicine), known in its Latin translation as Colliget. He also made a compilation of the works of Galen (129-200) and wrote a commentary on The Canon of Medicine (Qanun fi ‘t-tibb) of Avicenna (Ibn Sina) (980-1037).

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