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Allah Seeker

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  1. Well, I was put on "permanent mod preview", which to me is more than helpful to take a (probably permanent) break
  2. Hi I'm not able to change the font, but what I want to say is that this dog breed was bred to save lives of pilgrims crossing the mountains, by finding them and helping them back to safety, all on their own Masha Allah. The St Bernard: the making of an Alpine legend History According to the breed’s official motto, the St Bernard embodies dignity, devotion and sacrifice. So, how did this breed of dog become one of Switzerland’s most iconic ambassadors? A few salient historical facts will shed some light on how the St Bernard became an Alpine legend. The Great St Bernard Hospice It all began in the 11th century, high up in the Western Alps of the canton of Valais (Switzerland). At an altitude of some 2,469 metres stands the Great St Bernard pass, a mountain route between Italy and Switzerland. In those days, the pass was notorious for being extremely dangerous – hold-ups were commonplace and many pilgrims fell victim to attacks from Alpine bandits. One man decided to take matters into his own hands. His name was Bernard de Menthon (also known as Bernard du Mont-Joux), the Archdeacon of Aosta. To make the pass a safer place for travellers, he founded the imposing Great St Bernard hospice, which was placed under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Sion. As well as providing a welcome refuge for travellers, the hospice was also a place of worship; the presence of a church on the site is documented as far back as 1125. Origins of the St Bernard dog The hospice acquired its first dogs as late as 1660-70. It is said that the St Bernard is descended from dogs gifted to the monks by families from the cantons of Vaud and Valais. They were originally bred to guard and protect the hospice residents, thereby continuing on the good work of Bernard de Menthon to restore security to this mountainous region. However, the dog soon began to display remarkable abilities: rescuing travellers lost in the mountains and finding people buried under snow. The exploits of the St Bernard are extensively documented. According to legend, it was the tales told by Napoleon Bonaparte’s soldiers in 1800 that helped forge the reputation of this extraordinary canine. Great St Bernard hospice © André Jullien/Médiathèque Valais - Martigny Key dates during the 19th century 1867 was a milestone for the St Bernard. That was the year when Heinrich Schumacher, a resident of Holligen (near Bern), created the first pedigree documents for the breed. A few years later (1884), a national dog register, the Livre suisse des origines (LOS), was launched. It provides a detailed list of pedigree dogs and their lineage. The first dog to feature in the register was a St Bernard called Léon. The 28 subsequent entries were also St Bernards. A few weeks later (March 1884), the Swiss St Bernard Club was founded in Basel. In 1887, at the International Cynology Congress, the St Bernard was finally recognised as a Swiss dog breed. Since then, compulsory standards have been set for the St Bernard breed. https://www.houseofswitzerland.org/swissstories/history/st-bernard-making-alpine-legend
  3. Yes that is a mainstream argument and I tried to find its source, but couldnt find.
  4. Time will tell. Some arguments out there.. - Anti zionist christians say he's described in the Bible as people who claim to be Jews, when they're not, while they are part of the synagogue of Satan. ( basically Dajjal, who hates prophet Israel (عليه السلام).) Other anti zionist Americans I've read saying that the Israelis are getting a harmless saline solution, and that the aim is to get the vaccine passport out for all Israelis, to further create an even bigger rift and also make a medical apartheid. There are Israelis who are resisting and feel betrayed. Here is a member of a new party that was created because of this
  5. Yes what is your hypothesis relating to prophets? Prophets are referred to with this word.. How do you explain it through the Quran, what it means? Thanks.
  6. OK bro nice one. But can you explain in baby language so you can convince even the most basic Arabic skilled person? What do these verses signify and how does it prove it?
  7. Allah is always al Badia.. The originator AL Awel.. The First. Always...
  8. OK can you please provide proof from the Quran for this? Welcome to the arena!
  9. Disobedience is simply when Allah says "do not..", and you still do it. And remember if possible. Allah is always al Awel al Ahad. Always! No exception.. Ever
  10. No Allah is always first. Even us changing or getting guided after being lost goes under the Allah yahdi man yasha' Allah guides whom He wills. I know it's hard to accept for some, but it helps us be even more thankful for the guidance we receive, and never give ourselves credit. All credit is due to Allah, and He has no partners
  11. Actually there is hadiths saying that the Paradise of Adam was on this earth, and why would disobeying Allah and being in need of forgiveness be different in different lands? I Challenge you to join the Ramadan Chalkenge. Let us discuss this step by step. Baby steps. One word at a time. Do you have what it takes to make a quranic presentation of the word in context to its use of the Quran? If you have what it takes, step into the arena.. Yalla, give it a try. Keep it simple and easy
  12. I disagree. Let's return to Allah and the prophet for this disagreement. We start with Allah and the Quran. Are you up for the Challenge? The Ramadan Challenge??
  13. My point in this post that I forgot to say, is that it shows how Allah misguided people, He leaves them in the dark and makes them lost. Yudhil is a verb to misguid. This verse shows how Allah does it. All our sins happen with Allah's stamp of approval. Nothing happens outside His control. LA hawla (no change) wala qowa (and no power) ila billah.. (except with Allah).
  14. w MA tusha'un ila an yiasha' Allah. You do not will, except of Allah wills. Allah is al Awel, He is the First,
  15. As you can see Allah is the one responsible for everything, including straying بَلِ ٱتَّبَعَ ٱلَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوٓا۟ أَهْوَآءَهُم بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ ۖ فَمَن يَهْدِى مَنْ أَضَلَّ ٱللَّهُ ۖ وَمَا لَهُم مِّن نَّـٰصِرِينَ Nay, the wrong-doers (merely) follow their own lusts, being devoid of knowledge. But who will guide those whom Allah leaves astray? To them there will be no helpers. 30:29 Note that the word used as wrong-doers is zalim in Arabic, which is also used for Adam (عليه السلام) by Allah. And the word translated for "list", is also known as desires, which includes greed. Of course that was a momentary sin, and not a way of life, hence Adam (عليه السلام) was forgiven and died a Muslim. May we likewise die Muslims, yabRabb and forgiven
  16. It is more interesting to see what you write in a year or two. My hope is that both vaxxed and unvaxxed live together happy ever-after, and that all are safe. That's my wishful thinking.
  17. Yes which one of us are mosad agents or Cia? Well Netanyahu agrees with one side, just like mbs
  18. Dear RAMADAN CHALLENGE contesters and spectators: Adam (عليه السلام), was superior because of one thing. Because of his knowledge of names, which are words with meaning. So whoever knows the meaning of words is superior. Let us familiarize and share meanings. This RAMADAN CHALLENGE aims at making us all superior by learning key words meanings in the book of God, that will make us understand how the prophets were more, hence, how the current Imam is. JOIN the challenge everyone. Big or small, rich or poor, young or old, girl or boy, man or woman, beginner or advanced, find out what you know about the word zulm Who has what it takes to rise to the challenge? Zulm.. What did it mean if you study its use in the Quran? And then the hadiths? Come on it's fun ladies and gents! Let's go..
  19. This is vague in face of the debate. Let's stick to the challenge, or you ain't got what it takes? Let's look at Quran first will we? And the part where prophets are called and call themselves wrongdoer / zalim.. Let's discuss the word zulm according to Quran, ok? Do you want to be the first to join the challenge, or are you not joining it?
  20. I look forward to seeing you in the challenge **wink**
  21. I would disagree. Quantity isn't a determinant. We are people of Hussein
  22. Salaam Alaikum The dogs of ashab El kahf isn't the only heroic dog we know of (that people built a mosque on top of). There are countless examples of heroic dogs. Here is the story of husky who saved people from disease and true epidemic. THE GREAT SERUM RUN With all the craziness and uncertainty due to the Covid 19 pandemic that is sending the world into disarray, major events, large gatherings and sporting events have been cancelled. Well, all except the Iditarod Sleddog Race 2020! ‘The Last Great Race’ is an annual event which celebrates sled dogs and, in particular, the ‘Serum Run’ of 1925. Following the race and the Mushers practicing their own social distancing, got me thinking about the history of sled dogs and in particular the Siberian Husky breed. You will likely be thinking ‘what on earth do sled dogs have to do with Covid 19?’ Well, actually nothing….BUT in the deepest, darkest, coldest part of winter, a similar situation occurred in the region of Nome, Alaska. In December 1924, an epidemic of Diphtheria struck the population of 10,000 inhabitants, many of whom were gold rush prospectors, settlers and indigenous people. Curtis Welch was a lone Doctor in the area who worked alongside 4 nurses. Dr Welch warned that the illness had the capacity to kill 100% of the inhabitants of Nome. Diphtheria is a highly contagious illness commonly known back then as ‘the strangling angel of children’. The only antitoxin available in Nome had expired in 1918, despite new batches being ordered in 1924, they simply had not arrived. In January 1925, with thick arctic snow covering the Alaskan interior, temperatures ranging from minus 50F to minus 85F and gale force winds on top, the crisis became clear and Dr Welch ordered that Nome be quarantined. On 22nd January 1925, A telegram was sent by Dr Welch; “I am in urgent need of one million units of Diphtheria Anti Toxin”. Emily Morgan, the Quarantine Nurse, took on the dreaded job of placing notices on the homes of those inhabitants, who were suspected or confirmed cases, warning: “Do Not Enter – DIPHTHERIA!” Sled dogs were developed by the indigenous people of Alaska, Canada and Siberia, traditionally used to haul heavily loaded sleds for many hundreds of miles to remote fishing and hunting grounds, then returning to camps with their weighty catch. Canadian and Alaskan sled dogs were generally heavier, brawny dogs known today as Freight Dogs; slower, cumbersome and at times not so well mannered. The Chukchi people inhabited the region of coastal Siberia located on the tip of the Bering Strait, 55 miles from the tip of Alaska. The Chukchi people developed and selectively bred the Siberian Husky to pull sleds to their fishing grounds, but also to live as part of the family unit, keeping the native people warm in their dwellings at night when temperatures dropped. Siberians were much smaller, faster, ate less food and were better natured than their Alaskan cousins. During the Gold Rush era, sled dog teams were used to deliver the mail and supplies throughout the Alaskan interior, races and sweepstakes took place amongst the locals for entertainment and bets were taken on which team would win the race. In early 1900, William Goosack introduced the Siberian Husky to Alaska with epic results. The locals laughed calling the dogs ‘Siberian Rats!’ but the little Siberian Dogs proved themselves against the freighting dogs and in 1910, the All Alaska Sweepstakes race was won by a team of Siberian Huskies, their Musher (dog sled driver) was a Norwegian settler named Leonard Seppala. As the child inhabitants of Nome grew increasingly sick and the death toll rose, the authorities fought amongst themselves as to how the antitoxin serum would be delivered to Nome. In the depths of the Alaskan winter, planes and automobiles would not withstand the weather conditions, so it was agreed that the antitoxin serum would be delivered from Anchorage to Nenana by train and from Nenana to Nome by dog sled relay. A relay of 20 sled dog teams would be deployed, to cover the gruelling 674 miles (1085km) from Nenana to Nome (equivalent of Land’s End to Inverness). Leonard Seppala was notified that he and his Siberian dogs would be leading the efforts to save the town. Despite his elderly years, Togo a 12 year old Siberian Husky, would lead Seppala’s team from Nome to meet the relay and return with the serum. On 27th January 1925, with temperatures as low as -50F, the first team of 9 dogs left Nenana. Lead by 5 year old sled dog Blackie, the otherwise inexperienced team diverts from the planned trail due to severe weather conditions, to run on the frozen Tanana River. Musher ‘Wild Bill Shannon’ running alongside the sled in order to keep warm as temperature drop to -62F, arrives at Tolovana in bad shape after a gruelling 51 miles, parts of his face are frost bitten and sadly 3 of his dogs later pass away. The second Musher and his dogs ran 31 miles to the next team with little problem, other than his hands being frozen to the sled handlebar upon arrival! By 30th January a further 170 miles had been covered by a relay of 6 teams, however a major storm system sets in, bringing record breaking low temperatures to the Alaskan Interior. The 12th Musher, Charlie Evans, sadly forgets to cover the vulnerable areas of his dog team and the frozen air causes his team to collapse in front of him as a result of frostbite. He leads his team himself to the next relay after his two lead dogs pass away. The local press reports “All hope is in the dogs and their heroic drivers” as another life is taken in Nome. More dog teams are ordered to speed up the mission, with Leonard Seppala ready to take on the most dangerous part of the serum run. With temperatures now as low as -85F Seppala with his lead dog Togo and 12 dog Siberian team, are making their way in the dark from Nome, to meet the next team with the serum on the frozen trail, having crossed the famous Norton Sound (a ‘short cut’ stretch of ocean that is frozen ice in winter). At this point Seppala’s team had already covered 84 miles (135km) in the pitch dark. At 2am, Seppala and his Siberian dogs pick up the serum and head back towards Nome. Togo leading the way head on into the 65mph winds (105kph), over Little McKinley Mountain 5000 ft (1500 meters) above sea level (higher than Ben Nevis!) and back across Norton Sound as the pack ice starts to brake behind them! With winds now hitting 80mph (129kph), Dr Welch orders a stop to the relay in order to protect the lives of the Mushers, but the order doesn’t get through and the relay continues. The death toll in Nome has risen to 28. Seppala passes the serum to Musher Charlie Olsen at 3am, Olsen suffers from serious frostbite when placing blankets on his dogs. Olsen passes the serum to the last Musher in the relay, Gunnar Kaasen who is driving a team of Seppala’s little Siberians, through the night. Balto and Fox lead the team through the continuing storm when snow drifts flip the sled and Kaasen drops the serum into the snow. Kaasen makes the mistake of removing his gloves to find the serum in the darkness and later suffers from severe frost bite as a result. Kaasen arrives in Nome with the antitoxin serum at 5.30am on 2nd February 1925, he collapsed at the front of his team after thanking his lead dog Balto. In total 150 sled dogs and 20 Mushers took part in the relay to save the inhabitants of Nome. Leonard Seppala and his Siberian Huskies travelled a total of 261 miles during the serum run, in some of the worst winter storms in Alaskan history, he and Togo have only just recently been recognised for their outstanding achievements. https://mynyddsleddogadventures.com/news/the-great-serum-run/ This is Balto https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balto
  23. OK, I think employment isn't an issue, because I used to post here almost even more when I was working as a corporate manager. Again, it is quite subjective, and even though I understand your point, I know many unemployed people who are super vaxxers, and very active online too. I'm any case, there is one more thing I'd like to tell you, before I die, get martyred, or get banned here: We should be more concerned about the next life and dying as Muslim, rather than worldly health. So in my humble opinion, Islamic fiqi issues are much more important and scary. And even more than that is our deeds and that is how we treat each other. How we treat each other is more important than Corona information or disinformation. So let us focus primarily on things like: Manners Forgiveness Fairness Justice Spreading Islamic truth Truly knowing your Imam Etc. Those are potentially bigger disasters than dying of Corona. May I die of Corona, rather than be an oppressor, or lost soul. Get my point?
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