To Allah belongs the beautiful names and pleases Him when His worshippers invoke Him by these names. The names of Allah are Asma-ul-Husna and encode His grandeur and magnanimity which reflects His majestic omnipotence. One such name of Allah is Haseeb, which linguistically means the one who will commence judgments and bring equality. All the beautiful and splendid names that belong to the Exalted lord are enlisted in Quran as well, at one place it has stated:
“Those who convey the messages of Allah and fear Him and do not fear anyone but Allah. And sufficient is Allah as
99 names of Allah and Muhammad is one such App that incorporates all the names of Allah Almighty and Last messenger along the blessings and virtues that each particular name holds. The significance of these names is that they fulfill one of the vitality of supplication etiquette's, which asks the followers to call upon Allah through divine names.
Richard Dawkins' latest anti-Muslim Twitter spat lays bare his hypocrisy
The celebrity atheist's Twitter rant against journalist Mehdi Hasan shows he's a believer too – in his own mythology
Richard Dawkins has
accused Mehdi Hasan of not being a serious journalist for his belief
that Islam's prophet Muhammad was carried to heaven on a winged horse.
Photograph: Murdo Macleod
Richard Dawkins and Twitter make one of the world's great
pairings, like face and custard pie. But whereas more accomplished
clowns ram custard pies into the faces of their enemies, Dawkins'
technique is to ram his own face into the custard pie, repeatedly. I
suppose it saves time and it's a lot of fun to watch. On Sunday
afternoon he was at it again, wondering why the New Statesman employs an imaginative and believing Muslim:
" Mehdi Hasan
admits to believing Muhamed [sic] flew to heaven on a winged horse. And
New Statesman sees fit to print him as a serious journalist."
this is only half the fun. The real comedy comes when he lifts his face
from the pie, dripping scorn and custard, to glare at the audience who
can't see how very rational he is. Because there are some people who
don't understand that everything Dawkins says illuminates the beauty of
For instance, Tom Watson, the MP who pursued Murdoch, tweeted back
almost at once: "You really are a gratuitously unpleasant man". To this
Dawkins replied "Actually no. Just frank. You'd ridicule palpably
absurd beliefs of any other kind. Why make an exception for religion?"
"You are gratuitously unpleasant; I am just frank" comes straight out of the Yes Minister catechism of irregular verbs.
But it gets better. Dawkins continues:
"A believes in fairies. B believes in winged horses. Criticise A and
you're rational. Criticise B and you're a bigoted racist Islamophobe."
It is of course horribly unfair to call Dawkins a bigoted racist
Islamophobe. Anyone who follows him knows he is an equal opportunities
bigot who is opposed to Christians of every colour as well.
you will tweet, as he has previously done, that "I have often said that
Islam is the greatest force for evil in the world today", then us
inferior, less rational types can easily suppose that he means what he
says, and that therefore he does think that Muslims, especially
proselytising ones like Mehdi Hasan, are spreading evil and should not
be employed by respectable magazines.
Of course Dawkins would
probably deny with complete sincerity that this is what he means – until
the next time he says it. This doesn't make him unusually hypocritical.
It just means that he thinks the same way as people who believe stories
that are differently ridiculous to his – that the twelfth imam will return, or that Muhammad ascended to heaven on a winged horse.
April 11, 2013
Recently, a friend forwarded me a link to a web blog. The link points
to a 400-page document, titled “Islam Virus”, which is a collection of
misinformation about Islam – how cruel, inhumane and scary Muslims are.
The owner of the blog mentions that everyone must read the document
because what is happening in Myanmar today is very dangerous and scary.
That is, Islam is threatening the existence of Myanmar. Pointing to
distorted information about gross cruelty, the document urges the people
of Myanmar to protect Myanmar race and Buddhism by opposing Islam and
On the left column of the blog site, there are icons (with links) to
two books. One book is about the colonial-time conflict between Muslims
and Buddhists, and the other is a well-known anti-Muslim book titled
“fearful of the extinction of Burmese and Buddhism”.
On the top of the column was a feature section, labeled National
Traitors, under which people accused of supporting ethnic Rohingyas are
listed. They include Dr. Maung Zarni, Harn Yawnghwe of Euro-Burma
Office, Aung Zaw of The Irrawaddy magazine, Than Win Htut of Democratic
Voice of Burma, and Burmese section directors of the Voice of America
and BBC. There are anti-Rohingya posts here and there throughout the
What I want to say only starts here. Those involved in anti-Muslim
campaigns consistently claim that Kalars (derogatory term for Muslims
and South Asians) are taking over Buddhist women and converting them to
Islam. They also accuse Muslims to be spoiling Burmese woman to destroy
or swallow Burmese culture.
Only when I browse through the internet blog, I realize how irrational people are.
First, the blog urging people to protect Burmese culture and women turns out to a very popular Myanmar web blog.
Second, and more importantly, it is an abusive and disrespectful blog
for women. Why? Because it features nude photos of Burmese women and
leaked videos of Burmese couples. The blog also features photos and
videos of Burmese women/couples shared by blog visitors.Of course, the
attention is on ‘women’, especially their ‘passivity’ and ‘suffering’
during sexual intercourse.
They found the materials somewhere on the internet, or filmed by
themselves. Some women, possibly sex workers, allowed the men to film on
the basis that the films and photos won’t be published on the internet.
Regardless of the promise, these nude photos and videos made their ways
to the blog, which is a hard core pornographic blog accessible to
everyone for free. I will not enclose the blog address here to avoid
further publicizing of it and its contents, especially the women whose
privacy the blog has abused.
As soon as I realized the type of the blog, I immediately saw the
contradiction: calling for protecting Burmese women from ‘kalar’ on the
one hand, and abusing women by i) publicizing pirated photos and videos,
and ii) allowing blog visitors to write sexually abusive comments on
the other. These comments can be read as verbal rapes. Then, I asked to
myself, how possibly can these men, shamelessly writing sexually abusive
comments, protect the nation and the women?
They said they want to protect the women in order to protect the
nation, but they are verbally raping the women whose photos and videos
were pirated. I am amazed how self-proclaimed nationalists claiming to
protect Burmese women (by means of controlling their sexuality and
sex-related life) can easily abuse these women. They do not seem to
think that distributing the women’s nude images for the consumption of
the men they do not have any inter-personal relations is a plain abuse.
If they stay true to what they say about protecting the nation, they
should have opposed to the blog for the sake of the women’s privacy and
dignity. Far from it, they are the ones disgracing the women; they are
the one fulfilling their sexual fantasies on a free website. How
cheap they are!
This is an important indication that nationalists uttering to protect
the nation is not a safe refuge for women. These nationalists are in
fact the enemies of women. They abuse women by dictating personal
decision over relationship and reproduction. They abuse women by
exploiting sexuality and body.
The text said “Sky Net” logo on the TV in the back ground
To continue with my main point, the blog owner posted the 400-page
document on August 23, 2012. I thought he changed his attitude. I
thought he realized he needed to start protecting women and stop abusing
their private matters. But, the next day, he posted another nude photos
of a Burmese lady. What is even more surprising is, he highlighted the
logo of a Burmese channel “Sky net” on the TV in the background to
confirm that she is truly a Burmese.
There are many other photos and videos with exact names and locations
such as cities and countries where the videos were taken. Some
materials were taken secretly and make available on the internet.
The blog also links to another website. I am not too sure if
that belongs to the same person. On the second website, the most popular
post, as I visited in August 2012, was a nude photo of a Burmese
medical doctor in Thailand.
I expected that the woman’s privacy be protected – or at least
respected – by Burmese nationalists who have been upset and/or worried
about Kalars taking advantage of Burmese women’s sexuality. To my
amazement, supposedly the nation-loving and culture-loving blog owner
only publicized the photos of the doctor. The visitors left more than a
hundred comments that said they wanted to have intimate relations with
her (note: of course, their languages were sexually explicit, not even
some decent comments about woman’s body or the sort, but abusive hard
core comments). There is no single comment that said the woman’s privacy
should be respected. The point I want to make is, there is no such
thing as respect for the woman. It was a plain abuse and disrespect.
Book titled “Fearful of the extension of Burmese and Buddhism” (Left); Real Burmese Girl (Right)
The more I browse the blog, the more disturbing things I found. The
blogger posted the book “Fearful of the extinction of Burmese and
Buddhism” on the same day as his posting of a Myanmar-born star.
Similarly, he posted a blog post about Rohingya’s protest in the Middle
East on the same day as his posting of a pirated video in which a woman
was being forced to take off her cloth for filming. I found it strange
that the blog owner was publishing nationalist posts and nude
photos/videos of women at the same time – how contradicting it is. This
makes me wonder, if the nationalists are using pornography for
I need to mention another but similar point. The blogger posted
photos and videos of women specifically in Burmese traditional longyi
(women skirts). This is because the visitors asked if the women were
really Burmese. The blog owners highlighted longyi to prove that they
really were Burmese. I asked to myself: “is this part of Burmese
nationalism? are they that nationalistic that even their sexual fantasy
prefer specifically Burmese? This may sounds strange, but it is
difficult to make sense of how the nationalists can be that sexually
abusive against the women they said they wanted to protect. Perhaps,
they do not want Burmese women to have relationships with ‘Kalars’, but
they think they can abuse the women themselves. Whether or not this is
how they think, but this is how they appear.
In any case, the women need not be protected from Kalars, but from
the Burmese nationalists such as the blog owner and the visitors, the
sex fanatics who have no respect or what so ever for the women.
The hard core, sexually abusive comments on this web blog explains
why anti-Muslim and anti-Rohingya movement in Myanmar is characterized
with sexually explicit language. Perhaps, they are more or less the same
people — or the same sort of people. On various websites, insults
against Muslims in Myanmar have to do with specific words such as male’s
private part, mother, and the F word, just like the comments on the
A monk’s swearing against Muslims with male’s private part, mother and the F word
Translation of the comments:(comment 1) son of a . This is
our country, Myanmar. If you dog can’t say, leave. Mother [email protected]#$-er.
Penis. You dog kalar only go to Masjid to [email protected]# your mother. Penis (9
times). (comment 2) Penis: (15 times)
One might say, who care about what’s going on with this web blog.
This is a website. But I care because this is a million-hit web
blog. Nationalists one way or other band here together, and the massive
amount of sexually abusive comments towards women is quite concerning.
This is a good example of how abusive nationalists can be — to be
more accurate, how abusive “nationalist men” or “manly nationalism” can
be. One thing for sure is no woman expects protection from the people
who do not know the words ‘respect’, ‘privacy’ and ‘dignity’.
By Absolute truth
NUMBER ZERO (20)
The 10th millennium saw Muslim mathematical study concentrated in three main sub-disciplines. These were the ongoing progress in algebra, the development of arithmetic algorithms, and the increasing complexity in geometry. In addition, the introduction of the zero was destined to revolutionize mathematics as it allowed for key innovations. It was proposed by Muhammad Bin Ahmad in 967 CE. Zero arrived in the West much later, in 13th century.
In the field of Mathematics the number Zero (0) and the decimal system was introduced to Europe, which became the basis for the Scientific revolution.
The Arabic numerals were also transferred to Europe, this made mathematical tasks much easier, problems that took days to solve could now be solved in minutes.
Did you notice this before ?
The works of Al-Khwarizmi (his Latin name was Alghorismus) were translated into Latin. Al-Khwarizmi (Alghorismus), from whom the mathematical term algorism was derived, wrote Sindh Ind, a compilation of astronomical tables.
He, more importantly, laid the ground work for algebra and found methods to deal with complex mathematical problems, such as square roots and complex fractions. He conducted numerous experiments, measured the height of the earth’s atmosphere and discovered the principle of the magnifying lens. Many of his books were translated into European languages. Trigonometric work by Alkirmani of Toledo was translated into Latin (from which we get the sine and cosine functions) along with the Greek knowledge of Geometry by Euclid. Along with mathematics, masses of other knowledge in the field of physical science was transferred. (21)
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