It is 00.32/8/02/07
I am currently reading a wonderfully well written fatwa(Islamic legal ruling/decree) by sheikh Muhammed Afifi al Akiti entitled 'Defending The Transgressed By Censuring The Reckless Against The Killing Of Civilians'. This wonderful piece if work spells out in very clear language why suicide bombing and the killing of civilians is completely prohibited in Islam and anyone who suggests otherwise(like the morons of Al Mahajaroon-who I think should be banned alongside the vile BNP) are misguided and /or heretics. In response to aletter written by the moron Omar Bakari Muhammed who said in his letter '
it is acceptable for them to attack the non-Muslims in the west whether in retaliation for constant bombing and murder taking place all over the Muslim world at the hands of the non-Muslims, or if it an offensive attack in order to release the Muslims from the captivity of the kuffar. For them, attacks such as the September 11th Hijackings is a viable option in jihad,'
This is then wonderfully refuted
There is no khilâf that all the Shafi'i fuqahâ' of today and other Sunni specialists in the Sacred Law from the Far East to the Middle East reject outright [mardûd] the above opinion and consider it not only an anomaly [shâdhdh] and very weak [wâhin] but also completely wrong [bâtil] and a misguided innovation [bid'a dalâla]: the 'amal cannot at all be adopted by any mukallaf. It is regrettable too that the above was written in a legal style at which any doctor of the Law should be horrified and appalled (since it is an immature yet persuasive attempt to mask a misguided personal opinion with authority from fiqh, and an effort to hijack our Law by invoking one of the many qadâya of this bâb while recklessly neglecting others).
The Fatwa goe son to state the killing of any innocents including Israeli women whoa re soldeirs is completely prohibited and there can be no justification for any of this nonsense within the islamic tradition and as such it should be purged.
I would recommend everyone read this as to understand the real doctrine of Islamic etiquette vis a vis war. As for the many morons who spew out such dribble similar to Al Mahajaroon I simply feel if you dislike the west go back to where you feel you can live peacefully but for god sake do not tarnish Islam with your own mindless warped trash ideas, gained by reading some translated book of Fiqh and Hadith without any understanding of context. Fools!
I am well, though I am patiently waiting for the Invitation Letter for China so i can get my visa and then fly out. I miss Song Song badly. Hopefully I will fly from Heathrow to shanghai, spend afew days there (with Fen Fen), take a trip to Nanjing so i can see Zhaoye(she is really adorable), then to Beijing to meet my Song and then hopefully to Dalian where Song will join me. I will have to do the Guangzhou stuff later I guess.
Two interesting things happened today...
1)I was thinking about my Yeye's situation & wrote this to her
"..if you give a wonderful book to an illiterate person they can not know the true value of that book and so can not value it and views it thus as just something with little value.However if you give this same book to an educated person he will know how beautiful the words are, how lovely the prose is, the gentle construct of the language. It will be perfect for the erudite man.Maybe there is a boy boy who may think of you in this way :)"
She is very erudite and funny and sweet....I hope I can see her often in Nanjing and then maybe she can come to Dalian :) I really really like her....
2)i told Ting i had(note-past tense)a thing for her i.e I had a massive crush on her for like ages. we were talking about just feelings and such and what one should do. i said well I used to like you, your smart, funny and pretty but I thought nothing could come of it so said nothing which I regret. She said we were very good friends and she liked me but that my religion was a factor.an honest answer.(you only need to as Hoz how bad I had it for her..hehe)...I miss Ting-I must catch up with her in shanghai.
I have a PGCE interview on Tuesday at Nottingham University so i need to sort out the train ticket...I hope the trains will be ontime but I am not holding my breath...
I bought 'The Purification of The Heart by Hamza Yusuf(well translated by him). a wonderful wonderful book and not just because it is by him;a genuinely pleasurable and insightful book in understanding the nature of the human condition.
I am just downloading some speeches by Hamza...
I was watching this rather stupid American TV show called 'Room Raiders' whereby the basic premise of the show is that someone goes through your room as to ascertain your character and the see if they will wish to date you. It is a extremely stupid show and the people on it are even more stupid. It was 2am and I had nothing else to do-this is my defence. It did get me to thinking what my room says about me. I mean if someone did not know me and came in what would they think...books on philosophy, especially Chinese & Islamic philosophy and theology everywhere, swords, my room si quite messy but that is because I share. Nonetheless it would be interesting thiyhgh tahbnkfully I would never get picked by any of these brain-dead morons...
Issues of interest in the paper today...
Wednesday February 7 2007
Chechnya's matter of life in death
Chechen prime minister Ramzan
Kadyrov and president Alu Alkhanov.
Photograph: Khasan Kaziyev/AFP/Getty
ImagesChechnya doesn't make it into the news much these days but an intriguing power struggle is shaping up in the Muslim republic, which remains an integral part of Russia despite more than a decade of sporadic resistance by rebel fighters.
Grozny's Kremlin-backed administration is dominated by two figures: president Alu Alkhanov, a sturdy former policeman, and prime minister Ramzan Kadyrov, a 30-year-old tough whose father ran the republic until he was assassinated by the rebels in 2004.
February 07, 2007
Motoring letter bomb campaign hits Government HQ, injuring workers
Fears of a sustained letter bombing campaign against motoring organisations appear to have been confirmed today after a seventh attack in three weeks injured four people at the Government’s motoring headquarters in Swansea this morning.
John Reid, the Home Secretary, has described the attacks as “worrying” and Assistant Chief Constable Anton Setchell, the police officer in charge of fighting domestic extremism, has been appointed to co-ordinate the investigation.
He described the hunt for whoever is sending the devices as a “very substantial investigation” and said that several police forces and other agencies were now involved.
Both quite interesting stories...
a few final thoughts for now....
The Simpson’s has fallen of lately, the last few episodes have been dire ...shame it wasa wonderful show...
24 is just getting better and better...
The Translation of the Abdal Hakim Murad article pertaining to 'The Four Madhaabs' is going well...AHM is awesome!!!!!
I finally got an email from My Shining,...I miss her soooooooooooooooooooo much...
”.. hi my piggy:
haha forgive your farmer other time! sorry for such long time didn't write to you.haha because someone said my writing sucks,so i just don't have the brave to suffer people by my sucks english haha.but seems miss you too much,can't think too much now.
those days are sort of busy,you know that in the end of year,everything needs to be given a conculsion.haha maybe can say it this way,whatever, i think you can understand me very well,because you are also abnormal.”
...Love does not question or judge , love just is....as shakespaere said..
Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.
Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
I think that is quite a profound note to leave you on...My love for her has never wavered, even though i know it can never be for the same reason as with Ting...but love is love