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.
salaam 'alaikum brothers and sisters in Islam / Muslim members of gawaher.com
a belated and blessed Eid Mubarak to all Muslims worldwide from the Philippines :)
there's this website creative-poems.com
I was wondering if any one of you would like to start or run a website a bit similar to that one,
in that it would be an online community place where Muslims (Muslims only) can start their membership
and post Islamic poems written by them, Islamic short stories or Islamic articles/essays written by them, as well as creative Islamic photos or images with Islamic advice designed by them.
just a suggestion for Allah's sake :)
20 July 2012 Last updated at 13:27 GMT
Muslims in Burma's Rakhine state 'abused' - Amnesty
Many Rohingya have fled Rakhine in the wake of the violence in JuneContinue reading the main story
Q&A: Unrest in Burma's Rakhine state
Old tensions bubble in Burma
Stateless Burmese Rohingyas lament India 'hardships'
Muslims in Burma's western Rakhine state have been subjected to attacks and arbitrary arrests in the weeks since communal violence erupted, Amnesty International says.
A state of emergency was declared in Rakhine in June after deadly clashes between Buddhists and Muslims.
Since then, hundreds of people have been detained in the areas where Muslim Rohingya people live, a spokesman said.
The government has dismissed the allegations as "groundless and biased".
Win Myaing, a government spokesman for Rakhine state, told the Associated Press news agency that the claims are "totally opposite of what is happening on the ground", adding that the region was calm.
But although communal violence has eased since the unrest in June, violations by the security forces appear to have increased, rights groups say.
Amnesty accuses Burmese security forces as well as ethnic Rakhine Buddhist residents of assaults, unlawful killings of Muslims and the destruction of property.
"Most cases have meant targeted attacks on the minority Rohingya population and they were bearing the brunt of most of that communal violence in June and they continue to bear the lion's share of the violations perpetrated by the state security forces," Amnesty researcher Benjamin Zawacki told the BBC's Viv Marsh.
Continue reading the main story
Q&A: Rakhine unrest
Chris Lewa, director of The Arakan Project, which focuses on Rohingyas in the region, also told our correspondent that hundreds of Rohingya Muslims had been arrested, with allegations that some had been beaten and even tortured.
"Shortly after the main violence... then we start seeing a new phase of, I would say, state-sanctioned abuses, where especially in Maung Daw... we heard on a daily basis about mass arrests of Rohingya," Ms Lewa told the BBC.
Reports from the group's network of sources in the area, mostly Rohingya, also said that authorities allowed Rakhine youth to assault Rohingyas in custody. The group also alleges that Burmese authorities took part in looting of shops and homes belonging to Rohingya.
The Burmese authorities denied similar allegations made by Amnesty International.
Some of the Rohingya Muslims arrested were held in connection with violence that erupted in Rakhine on 8 June, the day on which, observers say, violence was largely carried out by Rohingyas. The Arakan Project also says that some Rakhine, particularly those found with weapons, were arrested.
It is difficult to verify any of the information provided by such sources, as journalists cannot access the area.
Violence between Buddhists and Muslims flared after the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman in May, followed by an attack on a bus carrying Muslims.
Communal unrest continued in parts of Maung Daw as Muslims attacked Buddhist homes. Reprisal attacks then targeted Muslim homes and communities. The attacks left many dead and forced thousands of people on both sides to flee their homes.
There have been long-standing tensions between Rakhine people, who are Buddhist and make up the majority of the state's population, and Muslims many of whom are Rohingya.
Many Rakhine Buddhists have said that much of the violence in June was carried out against them by Rohingya groups. Rohingyas say they have been forced to flee because of the violence.
Earlier this month, Burma's President Thein Sein said the "solution" for the Rohingya was deportation or refugee camps.
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