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Eric muhalla

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  1. On 5/23/2016 at 5:10 PM, Danish14 said:

    I'm sorry these are just absurd remarks.  No one has right to allege or mock other people it's violation of human emotions. Since Prophet Muhammad ( SAAWW ) never said anything against anyone except on basis of justice,, so this is not right to mock it". You plead for freedom and on other hand exploit Muslim's emotions and violate justice and equality and call mockery and humiliating others as ok? I believe that you people have no regard for justice and righteousness and you just pretend for having regard with for them. It's not allegation but proof since you admitted that mocking is good to you even if it be unjust and may hurt many people across the world. I can't argue with a person who thinks he is right even though he knows he is wrong.

    So what's comedy all about? 

    Its about making fun of something. We laugh at things to make our selves feel superior to others. That's why we laugh when some one tips over or does a funny face. 

    Of course some people will be offended at some comedy but that doesn't stop the comedian. Neither should it stop the protesters but that's humor for you. Each person has a sense of humor, will you ban one type of humor since you and some others feel offended by it?


  2. 17 hours ago, CreepingSharia said:

    For people who ask why we don't allow images of the Prophet Muhammad SAWS let me say something.  Look at what has happened to Prophet Issa AS(jesus), Buddha and other religious figures.  Jesus is placed on fashion accessories, put on candles and tattoos.  Buddha is a garden decoration for people who want to seem "zen" and Hindu gods and goddesses are put on "hipster" shirts for those that want to be seen as cultural.  It's degrading and disrespectful.

    While we say "they will all burn in hell" directly or indirectly. To non-believers its just wearing something that they don't see as sacred. Yes its offensive but I think they find it offensive when we call them heathen and tell them that no matter how nice, kind, and smart they are they're still going to rot in hell for an eternity. 


  3. 18 hours ago, Vestige said:
    18 hours ago, Vestige said:

    They don't have the right to complain if they expected the outcome. 

    And you don't 'show the truth' by painting repulsive caricatures that offends half the worlds population, baka. 

    You seem pretty ignorant in this post. Didn't all the oppressed people throughout the history of humanity know that if they want to complain, their dictator, totalitarian regime or monarch will hurt, torture or kill them?

    They all knew that pretty well but they still fought back many times in many different countries in many different timelines from history.

    They believe that its their right to do it since they feel that Islam is opressive and wish to present it like this. Granted that Muslims will feel offended but that's what caricatures are meant for. The same goes if some spokesperson goes on live tv and says that abortion is right. People will be offended by what he or she says but this person and the people surrounding him or her agree because they have evidence to back them up. Later on it continues as to who has more suitable information and then comes bias towards which side they have been raised up to believe from childhood. 

    Its a way of presenting a problem in society. Some people will get offended no matter what. Just like comedy. But they keep on to find out the truth of whether this is a problem or not.


  4. 17 hours ago, Danish14 said:

    Eric there is no offence between us but let's just understand what freedom is :)

    There was once a great politican might be American who said: "Your freedom ends where my nose begins".

    Mocking is actually not a right coz it's not different from humiliation and insult. Those who make caricature of revered personalities for mocking are doing a crime by humiliating and hurting others by making such cartoons about whom they have no knowledge. So, they might bypass European law but they can't bypass natural law and you know when someone humiliate you or me, he will not expect from either of us a bucket of flowers. And if someone thinks like that then there is none more stupid than him.

    Secondly,  what is US government doing to stop Isarel's settlements laid on the foundation of blood of Palestinian people?

     

    They all do it as a way to express themselves. It can be viewed not only for religious leaders but for political ones or even for people in the entertainment industry. 

    They present it in this way to show what they think about this certain person since of the issues he or she is causing and they wish to address it. 

    As for the quote, which "great" politician, also how about that nose is of some shady politician, dictator, or corrupt religious figure head that is doing something bad and hurting people? Isn't it best to then use caricatures to address the issue? Its only one of the many ways to do it but its still a very effective one. Art has always been used for addressing something immediately.

    As for Israel. I don't agree with them and I never will. We need to address that issue and I have seen many caricatures of it also mocking poilitical leaders like Barack Obama or Benjamin Netanyahu. Their followers adore them and wouldn't like to see them with weird facial features in a drawing but its no their choice because there are people who don't feel these two are doing everything right and wish to present this issue to them in only a few seconds of looking at it. 


  5. On 5/20/2016 at 1:15 PM, Danish14 said:

    These are not just animations but slander, false accusations and meant for diverting people all across the world.  At one hand, western media speaks about freedom and at other hand they just violate other's right.  Our Prophet ( SAAWW) is more to us than our lives, we are indebted to him because of his teachings. And to tell the truth, whole world now acknowledges that he was best of all as mentioned in the book where it He  (pbuhhp ) was as first among all the best 100 famous personalities.  If a single man speaks on international level against Israel's atrocities no one dare to speaks including European countries but if a single mischieveous cartoonist is killed whose intent is to breed enmity among Europeans and Muslims, Everyone stands on its toes to condemn such a noble action to put a devil to end. Why you guys just accept what western media teaches you, it looks to me as if it's dictator nanny and whole Europe says what that nanny feeds them with.  Lol 

    Actually there are many that speak against Israel's actions. They get criticism but so does everything else. A sect. of Judaism the ultra orthodox Jews even disagree with the state of Israel. Including others like Bernie Sanders himself and Cristino Ronaldo. 

    Those cartoonists insult every religion and political stand. That's what a caricature is about, mocking since there is a problem with it. 

    They believe in freedom of speech for everyone since there are things that are just plain wrong and things that aren't. 


  6. On 5/20/2016 at 1:53 PM, Vestige said:

    W/s

    While I agree Muslims shouldn't react so aggressively about it the way they do, those artists are massive morons. Why on earth would you intentionally demean and disparage a figure, revered by billions, in a world where baby-killing thugs (ISIS) do the best they can to capture and kill any one they consider an infidels. Aren't they aware of the possible repercussions that their disgusting actions could entail? For all we know, because of those cartoons, a radical might have decided to kill a random Christian half the world away.

    I have zero sympathy for them. 

     

    They know the risks and that's why their doing it. So that they can show the truth in their perspective to the local populace, then to the national and then to the international so that they can do something about it and then solve the issue. 

    They do the same thing for Jesus, Buddha, Moses but none of the other religions bats an eye or if they complain they do it peacefully. While we have to put up signs where they'll burn in hell, want their blood, and then some terrorist group goes and kills them. 

    That is not what Islam should stand for but so many of them are willing to do it in this way. Not all of course, I remember when the movie "The innocence of Muslims" came out it got heavy criticism for its false portrayal of Islam and the prophet Muhammad (pbh). 

    And Muslims came to capitol hill fighting back at in peacefully in a giant protest. 

    There is a glimmer of hope but a small one. 


  7. 17 hours ago, kirtc said:

    Salam, Benjimen button disease does not exist :) God doesn't make mistakes. They are there for a reason.

    The reason is to live the rest of your life with a person who is fifty years old but acts like a ten year old toddler and you have to deal with him everyday with the shock you get from others and the issue of their height, weight, and strength over you if you are there parent and your like 70 something?

    I know a family who has this same issue with another one of their sons. He is now 34 but acts like he's 3 years old. She even needs to change his diaper for him and where I'm in there's no medical instituion to help these type of people. If there was it would be too expensive. My mom told me that she said one time that she wished she never got him in the first place. 

    Its like for example if a school bus filled with children trips over a cliff and they all die just like that. What purpose can that lead to? To fix the lead for next time? And all those children just die?

    Everything has a lesson but some are really depressing. Why would God want that to happen?


  8. On 5/18/2016 at 1:23 AM, rkazmi33 said:

    There are so many normal and intelligent people who are living like this. Some people believe that stress of working is bad for their beauty. So they are not ashamed of living worthless lives. Other people have no choice due to unemployment or not getting married. They eat, sleep, meet with extended family or go for shopping. Participating in boring conversations or spending hours in market are not productive activities and they don't benefit society in any way. Due to high unemployment, young people even get involved in crimes. I have even heard about people in previous generations who spent all their lives in worshipping at home. No-one thinks they wasted their lives. 

    Some of these examples are not beneficial in a society. One shouldn't just spend their days just praying. You exist in this world, you are part of a community that works everyday to survive, and so should you. 

    For others its the fault of others as to why they're unemployed. But for my uncle and cousin its in their cortex. What can they do to solve this issue if not after thirty years where they find a cure and it would cost too much to fix. 

    Their family true but it doesn't add up to the sorrow that I and my extended family has to face with them. 


  9. On 5/20/2016 at 7:47 PM, Gaius I. Caesar said:

    That is an extremely unhealthy way of thinking, Eric. I used to think "Why did Allah leave me with CP?" and all it ever did was make me feel bitter and resentful and drew me away from Him. It is a personal jihad that I must overcome by myself, and to blame Allah for it is simply foolishness.

    But at the end you just work on yourself to improve yourself right? So if you add God into the equation does it make any diffrence?

    I know this is a bit too extreme but hear me out. 

    You can improve on yourself with your own will and work hard to achieve what you need or you can add the fact that God is watching over you while you do it. So it means that God isn't really necessary when it comes to our will. At the end if you want to achieve something you have to work on yourself, not ask God to do it for you. 

    I have reached to the point that if I want something done then I will do it. I can pray yes but at the end its me that does it all.


  10. Asalamu Ailakum,

    There has something that has been bothering me for quite some time about Muslims in general. Which is about all the stories where when some Western cartoonist decided that they want to draw a caricature to make fun of the prophet Muhammad (pbh) and then Muslims all around the world go insane over it. To the point where they want to kill this person and some times hold signs where they want his or her blood. 

    Its just like with Charlie Hebdo who got shot and killed along with six other cartoonists for the cartoons they made of the prophet Muhammad (pbh). 

    Why do Muslims have to go to such violent extents to try and defend their prophet when some one makes fun of them. Its like the infamous book The Satanic verses which discussed three verses that are said to be spoken out of the prophet's toungue but not form Allah which makes them false and the whole Muslim world was in upheavel because of it. So many violent demonstrations happened because of it, the West and middle eastern relationships were getting worse, Ayotallah Khomeni himself issued a fatwa to assassinate the man who wrote the book and other associated with it who were actually killed. 

    Now I'm sure that most of you don't agree with what these Muslims did but I ask as to why does it happen in the first place. Christians barely do anything about it (maybe since they have no choice since they have already lost their momentum in the west and just have to accept it if they want more followers) but we have to go to the point as to kill these people for making fun of our religion when they in fact do the same thing about every other one. 

    perhaps we should react peacufully through demonstrations or just confront that what they are saying is wrong since these people are trying to address some issues about islam through animation instead of words so that it can catch our eye and we can discuss how to deal with it. 


  11. On 5/18/2016 at 0:09 AM, certainclarity said:

    Wa alykum Salam,

    In terms of not speaking or talking much, probably they will benefit more than those who talk !

    Even a person with normal mental state might find hair dressing or being a hair designer complex!

    Best keep it simple , jobs like stuffing envelopes or just simple crafts.

    I don't like to do complex things either !

     

    They tried to do simple things but my uncle got tired after some time and for my cousin I'm not sure since I don't want to ask her mom, my aunt, about this but I guess she has the same issue as well. 


  12. On 5/18/2016 at 11:33 PM, LeftCoastMom said:

    Having occasionally had the honor of  teaching some wonderful young people with developmental issues, I personally think the challenge and test is for us as a society. How can we collectively help our more challenged members to have happy and fulfilled lives? There are organizations in many places that find training, work, and activities for these individuals. They can be productive with help. I have always felt that life is a team sport.

    So your saying that we can do it without the need for religion to assist us. Just us humans?


  13. On 5/18/2016 at 11:23 PM, hameedeh said:

    Salam. The nutrition of the Mother affects the baby growing in the womb. Also the pregnancy can be affected by exposure to alcohol, drugs, chemicals, pesticides, etc. We cannot blame Allah for these kinds of problems. The family must deal with pain and suffering, with the help of Allah. 

    Do you have any proof about this?


  14. Asalamu Alaikum, 

    Now I have these two family members of mine. One is my uncle and the other is my cousin. 

    Yet the thing about them both is that they have a mental illness. I'm not sure what its called but the main issue, lets start with my uncle, is that he has issues when it comes to talking or working. That means that he can't really do much in life. Now he just lives at my grandmother's house, he got a job once but it just didn't work out. He'll most likely not get married and I heavily doubt that will change and he just keeps doing the same routine over and over. Eat, sleep, repeat. 

    My cousin now has a similar issue. She had an extra amount of fluids in her brain that needed to be removed at a very young age. My aunt did five brain surgeries for her and she tried her best to go to school but she couldn't go any farther than the ninth grade. She tried to be a hair designer but that failed also because its hard for her to learn complex things. She will also most probably not get married since she has issues with holding long or moderate conversations. All she can do is just sit at home and do the same thing my uncle does. When we have a family reunion I see her just sitting in the middle and frowning the whole time and not saying a word because she knows that if she wants to start a conversation it will always end in a awkward way since she can't go any farther than a few structured sentences. 

    Now I understand that Allah gives all of us a test but when it comes to my uncle and my cousin. Just why? They have no chance of doing anything productive in society. To put it to the extreme, they are a waste of space. My grandmother cries over how her son is like that and my mom didn't ask my aunt about any details about my cousin either. But I know that my aunt is pretty much the same thing like my grandmother. So really though, just why does it have to be this way? Like all those people who have serious mental issues such as Benjamin's button disease, were they act like a child even if they're a grown adult. 

    I know that they'll go to heaven and all but seriously though this is a terrible life to live for the person and all their loved ones.


  15. Asalamu alaikum, 

    I have been trying to deal with this issue for quite some time now. I am a devouted shia muslim. I do my prayers, fasting, don't drink, gamble, fornicate, or any of those things. But what I do wonder is that why is homosexuality a bad thing? 

    I read into it a lot and hear so many of their stories on how they have to struggle to live their lives. Now we can say that perhaps they weren't born like this since biologically homosexuality is useless and that they chose this path instead. 

    But it doesn't seem to be that way when I read about it, and getting to learn more about it. Now of course we as Muslims believe they are sinful since for another reason aside from it being not natural which is that this will in turn lead to other types of sexuality such as bestiality, incest, pedophilia, necrophilia and what not. So I don't believe in the short term but in the long term instead. Even if USA enacted a law which accepts gay marriage now its only been a year since then. But there is a long term course of gay acceptance in the Netherlands and I did my research about it and found out that its just the same as straight marriages. 

    I hope anyone out there can be give a reasonable explanation on how this is considered wrong or at least how we as Muslims should deal with it now with all this awarness and information about them instead of just murdering them at blank point. 

      


  16. 19 minutes ago, em said:

    salaam brother,

    of course nobody died just because they ate a little bit pork. but we are talking about the long term health and why it is better to avoid it. nobody died because they had a glass of wine. but it is prohibited to drink because of the problems associated with alcohol when you look at the bigger picture. i am quoting this next part from a well known doctors website:

    According to a surprising new investigation by Consumer Reports1, 69 percent of all raw pork samples tested — nearly 200 samples in total — were contaminated with the dangerous bacteria Yersinia enterocolitica, which causes fever and gastrointestinal illness with diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach cramps.

    Ground pork was more likely than pork chops to be contaminated.

    The pork also tested positive for other contaminants, including the controversial drug ractopamine, which is banned in many parts of the world, including China and Europe. The drug, which was found in more than 20 percent of the samples, is used to boost growth in the animal while leaving the meat lean. Worst of all, many of the bacteria found in the pork were resistant to multiple antibiotics, making treatment, should you fall ill, all the more problematic and potentially lethal.

    According to the featured report:

    "We found salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, or listeria monocytogenes, more common causes of foodborne illness, in 3 to 7 percent of samples. And 11 percent harbored enterococcus, which can indicate fecal contamination and can cause problems such as urinary-tract infections."

    The pork and swine industry has been continually plagued, and continues to be so to this day, by a wide variety of hazardous infections and diseases, including:

    The PRRS virus primarily attacks the pig's immune system, leaving its body open to a host of infections, particularly in the lungs. Initial research revealed that the virus was transmitted via semen, saliva and blood, leaving pigs herded closely together and transported in close quarters by trucks more susceptible to infection. However, according to research presented at the 2007 International PRRS Symposium, the disease is also airborne, making eradication efforts very difficult.

    • PRRS -- A horrendous disease, which I first reported on in 2001, but which had been a nightmare for many nations since the mid-1980s, is still alive and kicking today. At one point referred to as "swine mystery disease," "blue abortion," and "swine infertility," the disease was finally named "Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome" (PRRS), and may afflict about 75 percent of American pig herds.
    • The Nipah Virus – Discovered in 1999, the Nipah virus has caused disease in both animals and humans, through contact with infected animals. In humans, the virus can lead to deadly encephalitis (an acute inflammation of your brain). I originally reported on this virus in 2000, but according to CDC data, the Nipah virus reemerged again in 20042.
    • Porcine Endogenous Retrovirus (PERV) – According to a study in the journal Lancet, this virus can spread to people receiving pig organ transplants, and according to test tube studies, PERV strains do have the ability to infect human cells3. PERV genes are scattered throughout pigs' genetic material, and researchers have found that pig heart, spleen and kidney cells release various strains of the virus.
    • Menangle Virus – In 1998, it was reported that a new virus infecting pigs was able to jump to humans. The menangle virus was discovered in August 1997 when sows at an Australian piggery began giving birth to deformed and mummified piglets.

     

     

    Are there any articles of people actually dying in the hundreds or thousands?


  17. 18 hours ago, neverforgotten313 said:

    people have lost faith in God, they want an explanation for everything, they want God's knowledge but dont want God's trust 

    Islam whether you like it or not requires faith, and that is the ultimate test, that is pure belief 

    putting your faith and belief in God when there is nothing to be seen , call it blind faith if you will but that is the purest faith 

    all this other is the pathway of the devil 

    clearly we can see that the Devil made it to Heaven using this methodology of wanting to reason for everything he believes in , but clearly int he end he was kicked out of heaven even when he could see heaven and hell and God and talk to God directly 
     

    God tested him and God didnt give him the reason why, and he failed 
     

    so whats the point of being in Heaven and even talking to God if in the end you dont have faith in Him , the destination is Hell for such people unless they change their ways 

     

    this is why science became an enemy to religion it turned us habitual in wanting to know everything  before we subscribe to it or we wont subscribe
     

    in my opinion just trust in God tawakullilah  and get on with your life and you will be MUCH happier

    But we also have to try and learn as to why we should believe. We shouldn't blindly follow our religion. We should analyze what is right and what is wrong and make that wrong a right. We need to know as human beings when we should change or not.


  18. 21 hours ago, em said:

    salaam,

    There are over 74 illnesses specifically associated with the consumption of pork including some that are life threatening. today they run pork under radiation and so on that kills some of the parasites or bacteria on it. but then it comes with other problems. pork (especially the way it is raised today) is unhealthy and bad for the kidney, heart, etc, etc. The pig eats everything. it'll eat is own dung. Allah knows best why it is forbidden in the Quran. 

    Inorder for meat to be halal, it has to be slaughtered in a halal way as well. The name of Allah has to be read over it, the animal must be given drink of water before being slaughtered, must be faced towards the Qibla and the jugular vein and wind pipe has to be cut. so animals being flogged to death, suffocated, and such are haram to eat and also animals that haven't had the name of Allah read over them are haram. then aside from pork there are other meats are also haram to eat like bear, snake, worms, etc. brother i would stay away from non halal meat. There are many clear reasons why some meats are made haram even if they don't appear to be harmful up front. Halal meat is both healthy for the human to eat, and calls for the ethical treatment and slaughter of animals. you can look at these links for more info. 

     

    http://www.al-islam.org/islamic-laws-ayatullah-ali-al-husayni-al-sistani/slaughtering-and-hunting-animals

    http://www.halalforhealth.com/why_halal.html

    http://muslimvoices.org/halal-food-good/

    But if it does bring 74 different types of illnesses then why hasn't anyone died, or at least reported something about this?


  19. Asalamu Alaikum,

    Yes Prophet Muhamad (s.a.w.) was illiterate. He was raised with tribal arabs and grew up to be a trader with no knowledge of how to read or write whatsoever. The amazing novel written by a agnostic Jewish woman called "The first Muslim" can tell you alot about Prophet Muhamad (s.a.w.) his background, his relations, and how he dealt with pagans etc. 

    So for the most part again, yes he couldn't read or write. The verses were sent to him by Gabriel the angle in the cave were he first met him, and goes back to tell it to his people the verses orally. 


  20. Asalamu Alaikum, 

    I have always been told that pigs, carnivores, and insects are things that we, as Muslims, are forbidden to eat yet when my biology professor told me that pork was only banned during the rise of Christianity and Islam since it wasn't simply cooked well enough. Today you can eat pork just fine as do millions of people. When I told my mother about this she believed me but she told me that the other reason as to why we don't eat pork, carnivores or insects is since we would get the characteristics of those creatures when we eat them. Such as a pig, who doesn't mind if its companion is sleeping with another pig, eating carnivores would make us more aggressive, and that we should eat camel meat since its very protective of its mates. 

    I'm still not sure if this is really true or not since many people eat insects in the far east and they seem to be doing practically well for themselves. They don't see it as gross because they got used to it over time and integrated it into their culture. When I told her that she tried to change the subject.

    I hope some one can give me an answer to this since it seems to cause no trouble to the human body or psyche if we eat any type of animal or insect. 


  21. 20 hours ago, DigitalUmmah said:

    OP first of all, have you even got a ceremonial sword? is it sharp? you have to pass a "trial of three" before you can date a muslim woman. it tests your strength, mental ability and courage. this is a secret custom that all muslim men have to go through when courting a conservative muslim woman. 

    the test of strength is a duel with a champion of the girls choosing. body armour is preferred but not mandatory. google "tatbir" for examples of the aftermath of such duels. the formal way to challenge her champion is to ceremonially kiss her father on the lips. this symbolises your pure intention and chastity. 

    the test of mental ability is performed by proving a test of your memory, usually in song/ poetry form. this is done in front of a large crowd of men in a mosque. examples exist on youtube of men doing it, for example if you youtube "latom live" you should see plenty of examples. 

    the test of courage is usually performed in the desert, or a zoo if you live in the west. you have to ride on the back of a lion while saying the name of your chosen beloved, as is custom. 

    please report back how you get on and I will show you the next steps 

    Thanks for the advice!!! Yet when we were about to do the duel an Israeli jet came by and bombed us all. They were looking for any ISIS members in the area and saw us as the closest thing to them. You're probably wondering how I'm able to talk to you like this well it seems that when the explosion came I was still alive but naked. 

    Thanks to you I now know I'm Super Man and will fight for justice!!! 

    Sure my crush died and everyone else I loved but hey... I'm SUPERMAN!!!


  22. Asalamu Aalaikum, 

    I hope as many Muslim women help spread this thread.

    Now I'm not going to ask about how to gain self confidence or the courage to ask a girl out or all the things a desperate guy needs to have to be able to find his one true love of his life. I already have those traits. I'm talking about asking conservative Muslim girls on dates since I'm 18. Now I know that I should perhaps wait until I'm 25 and get married. But that's seven years away. Do I really need to wait that much just to get a simple Muslim girlfriend were we can go on dates and just talk? I want to have some minor relationship before I get married. Perhaps I'm doing this because of peer pressure or since I want to show my friends that I can get a girl. I have seen many videos and tutorials from before of guys just asking out random girls on the street and getting their number with enough confidence and I got inspired by that. But those videos involve western countries with western women and men. How about when I ask Muslim girls out?

    I feel that I just want to have at least one relationship before I get married. So for all Muslim girls here, please give me some advice on to ask you out. :sign_merci:

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