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Presidential Elections, Slogans Of Simple Life And Islam

By Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

Latheef Farook

The opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena pledges simple life, Ven Sobitha Thero calls for social justice and Ven Athuraliya Thero struggles for good governance and accountability

Maithripala Sirisena says” on elected as the president he would not move into official residence Temple Trees but would live in his own simple house. He has also declared his assets for everyone to see. He is keen on leading a simple life and serving the people of all communities.

Thus he calls for simplicity of life.

Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thero who single handedly spearheaded the campaign to abolish the Executive Presidency with his National Movement for Social Justice wanted to ensure social justice for all in the country. He played a key role in the creation of a common opposition candidate. He should be paid tribute because he fought for justice at a time not many in the country were even prepared to talk about justice due to fear of revenge.

Thus he calls for social justice.

Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero, a Buddhist monk, a vibrant politician and a dynamic member of the Parliament, formed an organization called ‘Pivithuru Hetak’ (The National Council for a Better Tomorrow) to   change the existing presidential system by educating   political leaders, intellectuals, academics and the public on vital facts essential on good governance for the betterment of the country.

Thus he calls for accountability and good governance.

Maithripala Pic by Ruzaik FarookSimple life, social justice and good governance to the benefit of all are all what Islam is about.This is what Allah told us in the Holy Quran to ensure a better society more than 14 centuries ago. This is what our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) has shown us by living a life reflecting the Holy Quranic teachings. In fact he was the personification of all what was taught in the Holy Quran.

In fact great Caliph Omar who built an empire stretching from North India to Mediterranean capturing including Jerusalem without shedding a drop of blood and ruled with justice was known for his simplicity and just rule.

For example Caliph Umar, busy doing some official work in the light of an oil lamp, put off his lamp when a visitor who came to see him said he had just come to pay a social call. There was darkness everywhere. When the visitor asked why he put off the oil lamp Caliph said “I was doing office work and the burning oil in the lamp is the property of the people and he was not entitled to use that oil to entertain a friend”.

In this regard it is worth recalling how Caliph Omar captured Jerusalem with his simplicity.

When the Muslim army entered Jerusalem the Patriarch of the city Sophronius stated that he would negotiate only with Caliph Umar and that nobody enters Jerusalem before Caliph Umar. On hearing this Caliph Umar informed that he was on his way.

Accompanied by a servant, Caliph Umar rode on camelback to Jerusalem though he could have been accompanied by an entourage that could have made the ground tremble under the hooves of horses. He did so to show simplicity and ensure that Allah alone deserves all the glories.

On reaching Jerusalem, it was the servant’s turn to ride the camel and as a mark of respect to Caliph Umar and to ensure that the people see the Caliph, the servant wanted the Caliph to ride the camel. However Caliph Umar refused and entered Jerusalem on foot while the servant rode the camel to the shock and surprise of everyone including Patriarch Sophronius. On reaching the place Caliph Umar continued the journey on foot carrying his shoes in hand under the astonished gaze of the people.

Caliph Umar walked to the army wearing modest threadbare clothes. The Christians who watched everything from the walls of Jerusalem were amazed at the strange simplicity, unable to believe that this simple man could be the leader of those well equipped armies.

The Patriarch Sophronius who saw the unfolding scenes with great admiration said to his people that nobody in the world would be able to stand up to these people and advised them to surrender to be saved.

After the treaty was signed the key to the city was formally handed over in 637 AC. The gates of Jerusalem were opened and Caliph Umar entered along a promenade that led him to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Caliph Umar was inside and the Patriarch Sophronius said to him “pray”. However Caliph Umar declined, fearing it might establish a precedent that would threaten the church’s continued use as a Christian house of worship. Instead he prayed in an area to the south of the church, now the site of the Mosque of Umar in Jerusalem.

In doing so Caliph Umar showed the world the meaning of tolerance and generosity in victory and strength. It was the greatness of Islam that shone in his spirit and was reflected in his ethics though he was a person known for his firmness and courage.

United States President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameroon, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, all soaked in innocent Muslim blood, need to learn a lot from Caliph Umar on good governance.

With regard to Ven Sobitha Thero’s call for social justice , in the Holy Quran- in Chapter Al-NISA (Women) Allah says;

“Believers, be upholders of justice and bearers of witness to truth for the sake of Allah, even though it may either be against yourselves or against your parents and kinsmen, or the rich or the poor, for Allah is more concerned with their well-being than you are. Do not, then, follow your own desires lest you keep away from justice. If you twist or turn away from (the truth), know that Allah is well aware of all that you do. (from Sayyid Abul A’la Maudi’s Towards Understanding the Quran. Vol 11 Surahs 4-6)

Ven Sobitha Thero and many others involved in the presidential campaign call for constitutional changes which guarantee accountability.

Islam advocates accountability; “Abdullah reported that Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) said: Every one of you is a guardian and accountable for his charge. Thus the Amir (Ruler or Head of State) is a guardian of the people and He is accountable for them. And a man is a guardian of his household and he is accountable for them; and a women is in charge of the household and her children and she is accountable for them; and a servant is guardian of his master’s property, everyone of you is accountable for his subjects” (Bukhari, al-Jam’al-Sahih)

Accountability for Islamic leaders goes beyond the confines of this life; they will also be accountable to Allah in the Hereafter. Here are two relevant sayings from the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) about the consequences to Islamic leaders who are corrupt, and self-serving:

  1. “There is no governor who rules Muslim subjects and dies, having played foul with them, but Allah will forbid him Paradise”
  2. “If he does not strive diligently to promote their welfare, he will not enter Paradise with them.”

Verily, Allah commands you to make over the trusts to those entitled to them. And that when you judge between them, you judge with justice.” (4:58)

Islam is also in total agreement with Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thero’s call for a corrupt free society under good governance to the benefit of all. In fact this is what Holy Quran has been teaching for the past more than 14 centuries. This was the just rule in Madina during the time of Prophet Muhammad and under righteous caliphs. Unfortunately western imperil powers distort Islam and demonize Muslims to invade and destroy Muslim countries and Muslim societies to loot their wealth and ensure that Islam remains suppressed to suit their evil designs. Thus the world is unable to understand Islam. Sri Lanka is no exception.

The Quran states: “And by the Mercy of Allah, you dealt with them gently. And had you been severe and harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from about you; so pass over (their faults), and ask (Allah’s) Forgiveness for them; and consult them in the affairs. Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)” (3:159).

Excellent Islamic leaders  are truthful, just and avoid bribery and corruption.

And do not devour your wealth among yourselves through falsehood, and offer it not as a bribe to the authorities that you may knowingly devour a part of the wealth of other people with injustice.” (2:189).

Ibn Masud said that Allah’s Messenger (Pbuh) slept on a reed mat and got up with the mark of it on his body. He said, “O Allah’s Messenger! I wish you would order us to spread something out for you and make something.” The Prophet replied, “What have I to do with the world, I am like a rider who rests for a while under the shade of a tree, then goes off and leaves it.” Ubaid-Allah bin Muhsin reported Allah’s Messenger (Pbuh) as saying, “If anyone among you is secure in mind in the morning, healthy in body and has food for the day, it is as though the whole world has been brought into his Possession.”

Abu Hurairah reported Allah’s Messenger (Pbuh) as saying, “Look at those who are inferior to you and do not look at those who are superior to you, for that is more likely to keep you from despising Allah’s Favor on you.” Abu Talha said, “When we complained to Allah’s Messenger of hunger and raised our clothes to show we were each carrying a stone over our belly, he raised his clothes and showed that he had two stones on his belly.”

Once Umar entered Prophet’s house and noticed the state of the furniture in it. Prophet himself had only one sheet of cloth round him to cover the lower part of his body. There was one simple bed, with one pillow filled with nut fiber; on one side of the room was some barley and in one corner near his feet was an animal skin. There were some water-bag skins hanging beside his bed. Umar said that on seeing these tears came into his eyes. Allah’s Messenger asked the reason for his tears. He replied, “O Allah’s Messenger! Why shouldn’t I cry! The strings of the bed have left marks on your body. This is a small room with all your furniture; I can see what there is. The Kaiser (Cesar) of Rome and Kisra (Khosru) of Persia enjoy luxurious living while you, Allah’s Messenger and the Chosen One, live like this.” He said, “Ibn Al-Khattab! Don’t you like that they choose this world and we choose the Hereafter?”.

In short, Muhammad (Pbuh) lived and liked a simple life and enjoyed every minute of it. He taught his companions, through his personal example, to lead a simple life and not to be ostentatious.

Where are we after 14 centuries today?

It is worthy to note that Islam and great Islamic rulers like Caliph Umar have disappeared from the Muslim Middle East which was turned into a killing field by United States, Europe and Israel in collaboration with the Arab dictators. All what we have is a group of treacherous anti people anti Islamic dictators serving their US-European masters who have installed and maintained them in power to implement their evil agendas against Muslims.

This includes the land of Islam Saudi Arabia where the ruthless dictator, the most oppressive ruler in the planet, brutalizing people in complete violation of Islam. Thus one should not judge the present set of dictators in the Middle East by Islamic values.

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    Tears came to my eyes while reading your article. What you speak of is eternal truth. Alas truth has no place in the world today. The world is heading for a huge punishment. God have mercy on us all. Aameen.

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      Latheef Farook

      “The opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena pledges simple life, Ven Sobitha Thero calls for social justice and Ven Athuraliya Thero struggles for good governance and accountability”

      “Maithripala Sirisena says” on elected as the president he would not move into official residence Temple Trees but would live in his own simple house. He has also declared his assets for everyone to see. He is keen on leading a simple life and serving the people of all communities.”

      “Thus he calls for simplicity of life.”

      Mr. Maitripala Sirisena, the Common (Sense)Presidential Candidate reminds me of the Enlightened Buddha, Jesus of Nazarath, Prophet Mohamed and Mahatma Gandhi.

      Given the current rule of Medamulana maRa and his family Dynasty with their cronies of Maras, we should call this struggle of Sri Lankans from Mara for enlightenment.

      Uploaded on Nov 11, 2010

      Living with the Devil,(MaRa) a talk by Stephen Batchelor given at the National Library auditorium in Wellington, New Zealand on 2nd December 2004

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NVnl_Xp9ro

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        Latheef Farook –

        Thanks for the information on Good Governance in Early Islam. Now You may compare and contrast that with Wahhabis and Their Clones Islam, the ISIS, ISIL, Taliban, Boko Haram and the Deobandis. Then it becomes cleat that the Wahhabis and their clones Follow Iblis, Iblees. Satan, Devil, Lucifer and Mara.

        1. “For example Caliph Umar, busy doing some official work in the light of an oil lamp, put off his lamp when a visitor who came to see him said he had just come to pay a social call. There was darkness everywhere. When the visitor asked why he put off the oil lamp Caliph said “I was doing office work and the burning oil in the lamp is the property of the people and he was not entitled to use that oil to entertain a friend”.

        Very different for the Medamulana MaRa, Shills and their cronies. They fleece the people.

        2. “In this regard it is worth recalling how Caliph Omar captured Jerusalem with his simplicity.”

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umar

        Under Umar, the caliphate expanded at an unprecedented rate, ruling the whole Sasanian Empire and more than two thirds of the Byzantine Empire.[3] His attacks against the Sassanid Persian Empire resulted in the conquest of Persia in fewer than two years.[4] It was Umar, according to Jewish tradition, who set aside the Christian ban on Jews and allowed them into Jerusalem and to worship.[5]

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    Latheef Farook, In the name of Allah almighty, you have spoken the truth with regard to the Islamic perspective on good governance. I was pleasantly surprised to read your expose on true Islamic values and co-relate it with those of the promoters of the common opposition candidate, since I always presumed you generally avoid going down the religious route. However now that you have, I too would like to add more content on some of this great Khalif’s rulings.

    It is commonly known that if ever there was a period of good governance in the history of mankind, it was during the time of Umar’s Khaliphate. In the time of Umar ibn Khattab (also referred to as Umar ibn Abdul Azeez), the rich people in the communities demanded that he amputates the hands of thieves as provided in the Shariah. He told the rich that it could not be done until they (the rich) also pay their dues (Tax in the form of compulsory and optional charity – Zakat and Sadaqah). When the rich obeyed him, the Zakat was distributed amongst the poor and after a few years, it got to a point when there was no poor men left behind to receive these charities in the community again. It was the only time in the history of man when poverty was eliminated under any given leadership.

    On various occasions, the Second Khalif Umar Bn Khattab (RA) said: “I am but an ordinary person like you. I can only request you to cooperate in the work with which I have been entrusted by you.” He set the tone for participation by all, creating opportunity for all to reach the leadership, especially the common man. A Muslim leader does not sit ‘above’ while closing all the entrances. He makes room for the people to reach him because he is one from amongst them.

    When the victory of the Battle of Qadsiyyah was brought to Madinah, Umar Bn Khattab (RA) gathered the people and the news was given, with a full description of the battle scene. Thereafter, the Khalif said: “O Muslims, I am not a king that it should be my desire to make you slaves.

    I am myself a servant of Allah, though the responsibilities of the caliphate have been made to be heavy upon my head. I should deem myself fortunate if I serve you in a manner that secured your sound and tranquil sleep in your homes, but I would be a miserable wretch if it were my desire to make you wait constantly upon me and mount a guard at my doors. It is my objective to instruct you not only by words, but by my deeds also.”

    “I have been chosen as your chief although I am better than none of you.

    Thus if I do good work it is incumbent upon you to extend your help and support me; If I go wrong it is your duty to put me on the right path. Truth and righteousness are a trust and untruth is a breach of that trust.”

    Of course there are many more narratives from the life of this great Khalif, who s light years ahead of our own Jarapassa ruler.

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      Marwan you write well … even though the subject per se is heart warming and uplifting. But ……………………………

      Why did you have to bring up Jarapasse? Aiyyyyo man, it just diminished every thing that was so noble.

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        Why did I drag Jarapassa into the scene? Because it was my way of stressing a point. Readers could then reflect on what a far cry from the rulers of the past, to our present day humbugs in comparison. Even the writer himself has taken the effort to make that connection. So the trend follows. Hey, but thanks for the observation.

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      Latheef Farook did not talk why Sharia considers treat petty – criminals, women and non-believers in a very obnoxious and a violent nature. Sharia law is related to Mohomad’s life.

      Latheef Farook did not talk, in Sri lanka, why sufi muslims, Ahmadia Muslims are mistreated and some times killed by Sunni muslims.

      Latheef Farook did not talk why African muslims kill christians/Catholic and carry the severed heads of the killed in their hands.

      Latheef Farrok did not talk why Sunni ISIS aka ISIL muslims kill Shite muslims and other muslim sects. In syria they have massacred whole tribes and raped women.

      Latheef Farook did not talk why in Sharia Law enacted Saudi arabia, Muslims consider woman servants to be their slaves and therefore can be raped.

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        Jimmy,

        You are such a fool. Don’t you know that a religion is not a reflection of it’s followers?

        If that was the case, we Buddhists are no better. We killed in the name of Sinhala Buddhists in 1983, all Tamils. We killed Muslims at Aluthgama more recently.

        We are more intolerant than the Sunni/Shia divide. When a Mahayana temple was opened near Galle during President JR Jayawardene’s regime, we including monks destroyed the temple. Isn’t Mahayana too a form of Buddhism? Imagine, if there was a community of Mahayana followers in Sri Lanka? They will be murdered, persecuted till they gave up.

        Before America invaded Iraq, Sunni and Shia followers were living side by side without any problems. The western powers conquered the lands and divided them as they usually do. Tell me instances of persecution before 1980’s? None. This is the truth.

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          Instead of beating around the bush, comment to the facts I wrote and prove it wrong.

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          Chinthaka:

          You are a LIAR.

          Muslims say “Allahu Akbar” before doing anything.

          Tell me Islam does not reflect when they do anything.

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        Jimmy, you are a hard nut to crack, so we repeatedly say to you the same thing over and over again, but you never want to learn. You always go back to your old style of thinking.

        Petty criminals should be given deterrent and effective punishment to preventc repeat, and discourage other would be criminals. Sharia Law has the relevant stringent punishments coded in its law and is supposed to be applied without fear nor favour. It is not Prophet Muhamaad’s (PBOH) Law, but it is God’s Law that the Prophet introduced into this world through practice and implementation.

        Women are not subjugated in Islam, instead are given due highest regard and treated with utmost respect. They have a code of conduct in the presence of strange men that is not a form of subjugation, but it is meant for their own protection. Ask any Muslim woman with good morals living anywhere in the world today and they will tell you what it means to them to have the religion on their side. Immoral and loose women will tell you otherwise. I have my mother, my sister, my daughter and my daughter-in-law who conform to Islamic Laws and they live happy and perfectly normal lives. That said, ridiculous practices in the name of Islam, going into extremes do exist in the world today, but that has more to do with culture than the teachings of Islam. So there is a difference.

        Why do Theravada Buddhists hate the Mahayana Buddhists and don’t permit them to establish their roots in this part of the world. Why do they not accept the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader. It is all to do with their own interpretation of the laws of Buddhism. Some can marry and have children, whilst others vow for celibacy. Likewise it is the same amongst Muslims. They too have their own Imams (leaders) and their followers. They too don’t always see eye to eye on certain fundamental issues. Occassionally emotions flare up and they have a free for all. No difference, expect that you wait like hawks to exploit the situation to your advantage without realizing the dirt in your own backyard.

        Acts of vandalism, mistreatment of housemaids, so called slavery and other crimes you refer to are committed by certain individuals and should be handled by applying the full impact of the rule of law. It has nothing to do with the teachings of Islam, ehich is totally against such abuses and thus maintains its impeccability and purity from any of your false accusations.

        You know nothing about true Islam, nor a true student of Islam to even ask pertinent or relevant questions of doubt, but you do know to cut and paste text from anti-Islamic web sites which you accomplish to pefection, and that is the only thing you know to do right.

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        jim softy check below article – the last speech of prophet mohamed(before his death), which gives the answer for your slavery issue and all

        The Final Sermon:

        After praising, and thanking God, the Prophet, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, said “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore, listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and take these words to those who could not be present here today.

        O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds. God has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. God has Judged that there shall be no interest, and that all the interest due to Al-Abbas ibn Abd’el Muttalib shall henceforth be waived…

        Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

        O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under a trust from God and with His permission. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

        O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God, perform your five daily prayers, fast during the month of Ramadan, and offer Zakat. Perform Hajj if you have the means.

        All mankind is from Adam and Eve. An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab, nor does a non-Arab have any superiority over an Arab; a white has no superiority over a black, nor does a black have any superiority over a white; [none have superiority over another] except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.

        Remember, one day you will appear before God and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.

        O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me, and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O people, and understand words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and my example, the Sunnah, and if you follow these you will never go astray.

        All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and it may be that the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O God, that I have conveyed your message to your people.”

        Thus the beloved Prophet completed his Final Sermon, and upon it, near the summit of Arafat, the revelation came down:

        “…This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My Grace upon you, and have chosen Islam for you as your religion…” (Quran 5:3)

        Even today the Last Sermon of Prophet Muhammad is passed to every Muslim in every corner of the world through all possible means of communication. Muslims are reminded about it in mosques and in lectures. Indeed the meanings found in this sermon are indeed astounding, touching upon some of the most important rights God has over humanity, and humanity has over each other. Though the Prophet’s soul has left this world, his words are still living in our hearts.

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          Truth:

          Don’t try to mislead me.

          Mohammad asked forgive muslims not 70 times but 700 times.

          It is not the same for non-believers, KAfirs etc. He wanted them killed.

          Quran has the word kill more than HUNDRED times, all with respect to non-believers and kafirs.

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    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/history.htm

    This says a complete different story of Mohomad and Islam.

    It looks like only Latheef knows Islam. Most Arab, African, Pakistani muslims are not muslims. That is why they kill each other.

    Latheef does not talk about how peaceful were the islamic conquests too ?

    This is what a former muslim had said and had challenged.

    570 – Born in Mecca
    576 – Orphaned upon death of mother
    595 – Marries Kadijah – older, wealthy widow
    610 – Reports first revelations from angel at age of 40
    619 – Protector uncle dies
    622 – Emigrates from Mecca to Medina (the Hijra)
    623 – Orders raids on Meccan caravans
    624 – Battle of Badr (victory)
    624 – Evicts Qaynuqa Jews from Medina
    624 – Orders the assassination of Abu Afak
    624 – Orders the assassination of Asma bint Marwan
    624 – Orders the assassination of Ka’b al-Ashraf
    625 – Battle of Uhud (defeat)
    625 – Evicts Nadir Jews
    627 – Battle of the Trench (victory)
    627 – Massacre of the Qurayza Jews
    628 – Signing of the Treaty of Hudaibiya with Mecca
    628 – Destruction and subjugation of the Khaybar Jews
    629 – Orders first raid into Christian lands at Muta (defeat)
    630 – Conquers Mecca by surprise (along with other tribes)
    631 – Leads second raid into Christian territory at Tabuk (no battle)
    632 – Dies

    “Muhammad is a narcissist, a pedophile, a mass murderer,
    a terrorist, a misogynist, a lecher, a cult leader, a madman
    a rapist, a torturer, an assassin and a looter.”
    Former Muslim Ali Sina offered $50,000 to anyone
    who could prove otherwise based on Islamic texts.
    The reward has gone unclaimed.

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      Hello Jimmy,

      From the time the Prophet reluctantly started to preach his religion, lies were heaped on him. Like the lies you have repeated here.

      West certainly did not like him and created so much lies about him.

      In 1840 Thomas Carlysle made a genuine effort to study the man. He said in his book, ‘Heroes and Hero Worship’:

      “how one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades?”
      “…The lies (Western slander) which well-meaning zeal has heaped round this man (Muhammed) are disgraceful to ourselves only…How one man single-handedly, could weld warring tribes and wandering Bedouins into a most powerful and civilized nation in less than two decades….A silent great soul, one of that who cannot but be earnest. He was to kindle the world; the world’s Maker had ordered so.”

      If he was narcissist, murderer etc as you call it, He could not have achieved all what he did.

      Lamartine tells us about him thus: “If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and souls… the forbearance in victory, his ambition, which was entirely devoted to one idea and in no manner striving for an empire; his endless prayers, his mystic conversations with God, his death and his triumph after death; all these attest not to an imposture but to a firm conviction which gave him the power to restore a dogma. This dogma was twofold, the unit of God and the immateriality of God; the former telling what God is, the latter telling what God is not; the one overthrowing false gods with the sword, the other starting an idea with words.
      “Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational dogmas, of a cult without images; the founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammad. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he?”

      So there you are Jimmy. Lies are bound to perish. Truth will live forever.

      Chinthaka.

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        Chintaka:

        People can slander.

        If you are a good muslims and a mullah, write and defend it and not with the crap that you are writing.

        Westerners always understand things wrong whether it is supportive of you or against you.

        I wrote two comments. One about Mohomad and the other about what Latheef Farook did not or does not want to talk about.

        Disprove those.

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          Jimmy, you say people can slander. You command that the slandered must defend themselves, in order to prove that they are innocent.

          Now let me slander you and please defend yourself.

          You were born and brought up by a “single” mother. Prior to this she was an immoral gallivanting libertine. You were bitter about the shame she brought upon you. You hated everyone who was considered “normal”.

          Everything that comes out of you is hate. You want to destroy everything that the world considers good and noble. Because you are a creature of what the world considers evil.

          Now defend yourself. Prove that your mother was not a wo.

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            Navin:

            What you have written very much to Mohomad.

            I have heard that Mohomad was looking for a wife just like his mother and mother could not find an exact one.

            YOu know what happened there after.

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          Jimmy Jimmy,

          I have quoted from books written by historians. They were giants in their own field.

          What are your qualifications Jimmy? You do not even have a proper name. What a joker!

          Chinthaka.

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    Some cock and bull religious story with Latheef spin.

    Ask the Shia’s to authenticate and they will come out with another rubbish.

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    WAS MUHAMAD A CHRISTIAN OR A JEW.

    MUHAMAD WAS INFLUENCED BUY CHRISTIANITY AND QURAN HAS SO MUCH FROM JUDAISM.

    SO, ISLAM HAS PARTS OF CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM

    Muhammad was influenced by Nestorian Christians in Arabia and the Levant (al Sham):

    The Nestorians established schools in many towns. In their monasteries monks could be heard chanting their offices, so that the Arabs became accustomed to seeing the monks at pray day and night, The monastery at Hira was established by the Nestorians in the fifth century, and from thence Christianity was carried to Bahrayn. While Muhammad was a young man, King Nu`man of Hira was converted to Christianity. The church in the east was predominately Nestorian, though a fair number of Monophysites were to be found there. (Guillaume, Islam , p. 15)

    Bahira, a Nestorian Christian monk who lived in Al Sham (Syria) is considered to have influenced Muhammad in the writing of the Quran.

    Muhammed sought to unify the Pagan, Jewish and Christian tribes of Arabia.
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    So What happened to this AlAllah. Did he write Quran ? And then what happened to him ?

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