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It was a lovely night.


Few hours back, on a sunday night, i was in the car in the middle of KL with my family.
Then we passed thru Pavillion, the new-and-high-class-sophisticated-shopping-mall in Bkt Bintang (Starhill?).

I felt nice.. And fun..

Then i saw an advert, a very big one on the mall's wall.
It was an advert of designers clothes.

And the brand was "FCUK".
Huh?

How am i supposed to pronounce the brand?
How could a supposed to be international brand have that name?
Eeeew..

My lovely, peaceful and happy night with family was ruined.

I cant imagine if there's suddenly a cloth coming from Malaysia with the brand "Zina".
Perhaps i'll find ways to migrate to the moon.
=P

I realised that no matter how much work i have in hand, and no matter how i think i cant cope with them, i still need to settle them.


Thus, what is there to make a fuss about?
I'll still need to overcome it.
Why make myself unhappy abt the work?
I'll still need to do it.

So, let's do my work in a happy mood!

One question: What is extrimism?

Ok, perhaps more than 1 Q.

  • Who set the limit of being normal, that when you crossed that limit, u're extreme?
  • What are the limits?
  • Who are the extrimists?
At this point of my life, my mind cant stop asking these questions.
Why?
Because lately, i have heard too much of the word "extrimist", "fanatics", "fundamentalists" etc.
So, i began to wonder what made the world label them as such?

As a medical student, i am supposed to study almost the whole day (well, at least that's what my seniors told me) but i just cant. I cant keep reading the text book. I wanna play, i wanna surf the net, i wanna read ppl's blog, i wanna write my own blog, i wanna read other books, and i wanna do lots and lots of stuff so, i just dont study the whole day. 
Hence, if i were to hv a friend who slept only 3-4hrs a day, studying for almost the whole night, i'm bound to label this friend as "extrimist". I'd say 

"Fuyo.. U're vry xtreme! How could u sleep only 3-4 hrs?? I cant!"

But then, there is one thing i realised now that i need to bear in mind. This friend of mine, HAVE THE capability to sleep only 3-4 hrs a day. 
He@she is not my type, who gets headache whenever i do not sleep enough. So, to him@herself, he@she is not being extreme. Hr@she is surviving!

And, from (let's assume this is a girl) her point of view, i'd be the extreme one. Why? Cos she can only afford 3-4 hrs a night and study at other times while i sleep 8hrs a day. Twice the perios that she slept. Won't i be the extreme one? She might just say:

"What?? U slept 8 hours! That's extreme and ridiculous! How did u manage to finish the syllabus?"

The fact is, i didnt manage to finish the syllabus. =P I went for my Sejarah (History) SPM exam with not revising the last chapter. I skipped the whole chapter. It was something abt the policies of Malaysia after the independence. But i still managed to score A1. Alhamdulillah..

So, to me, she is the extremist. To her, i am the extrimist.

When i 1st got to know that my beloved prophet, Rasulullah pbuh stayed up almost the whole nigt praying to the Almight God, i was like, "What? That's extreme! I cant do it". But now i realised, the prophet was given the capability to do so by Allah. He has the patience, his level of iman is incomparable, and his love to Allah is beyond others. Thus, he was not acting extremely because his act was still under his capability. He didnt stand on one leg on a coconut tree praying, did he? Even if he did, that means he's capable of it, and so he's not extreme. Ok, perhaps that's not a beautiful example, but at least the concept is there. Correct me if i'm wrong.

So, who gave the world, the media especially to label some people in the world as extremist?
In Islam, there is the word "moderate".
As the hadith of Rasulullah SAW:-

Aishah narrated: The Prophet was asked, "What deeds are loved most by Allah?" 
He said, "The most regular, constant deeds, even though they may be few." 
He added, "Don't take upon yourselves, except the deeds which are within your ability"
(Al-Bukhari)

Well, clear?
Muslims are supposed to take only the deeds which are within our capability.
And so, eventhough Muslims are compulsory to pray 5x a day, and the way to do it is to stand, except when during ruku' or sujud. But if your leg is aching etc, u can do it sitting down, or lying on the bed, or in worse cases where the Muslim cant even move their limbs, paralysed the whole body, the Muslims can still pray - by using their eyes. Only the movement of eyelids are required. Isnt Islam beautiful?

So, in my opinion, the word extremist is not supposed to be popularised.
But the word "wrong-doers" should.
Those who do things extremely, like locking their women in the house because they do not want other men to look at their women, in the same time denying the women their rights, are not extreme, but they are wrong-doers. Islam do not allow women to be oppressed. Islam respects women like no other civilisation. Unless, the woman herself do not want to go out of the house because she doesnt want other man to treat her badly, that's totally ok with me.
Sometimes i feel like not going out of the car also when there are lots of men outside and i'll prefer if my father drives the car further from them before i come out.
That's normal...

So, am i being extreme?
Hurm...




With the name of Allah The Most Forgiving, The Sustainer


Let's talk abt culture.
What the westerners had taught me, and what the eastern ppl had taught me. And see how they differ.
First of all, i'll clarify the source of education.

Western education comes from media (movies, drama etc), personal readings, books, and academicians who read western books i.e. school teachers who thinks the westerners are always right and better than us in all aspects.

Eastern education are mostly informal education such as what my mother taught me, what i read from books, what i heard from malay or chinese drama that opposes the westerners.

Let's start.

Westerners said:
  1. Do what u want to do, do not be afraid of what other ppl might think of u. you are responsible for urself.
  2. U marry ur husband, u are not marrying his family. So what if the family opposes ur marriage?
  3. Be what you want to be. U are the one who put patterns into ur life.
  4. Be open minded. It will make u shine above others. 
  5. A girl should be entitled to get whatever a man can get. eg good jobs, no-discrimination, no need to take care of the hse.
  6. You have the right to take action that might hurt ppl as long as you wont suffer in the long term. eg: You shd refuse if ur parents ordered u to take medicine if u are actually interested in economics. because if you take medicine, u'll suffer the whole life. hence, in this case, disobey ur parents. They will realise that u made the right choice sooner or later.
  7. We shd follow the majority. Majority wins.

Easterners said:
  1. Do not let ppl talk bad abt u. Do not be the bad guy in the town. 
  2. U are not only marrying your husband, but you are marrying into his family. So, treat them as your own.
  3. Life is full of restrictions. Obey the rules of life and live happily.
  4. Do not be too open minded. It will ruin you. eg: A young girl is not supposed to talk about sex to another man who isn't her family members or her doctors.
  5. A woman's duty is to serve her husband and family but she may also do other things as long as her father (if unmarried) or husband permits.
  6. Do not disobey ur parents. 
  7. Sacrifice for other ppl's advantage. It's ok if u're not happy as long as ur loved ones are. This is because u can make urself happy again, but it's hard to make them happy after they're hurt.
  8. The wise man wins. 
And ohh.. There are so many others which i'll not be able to list it down now.
I gotta get ready to go for my class.

But, do u realise or not that all the teachings of the westerners are very tempting and sounds real good?
Well, that was my first thought. 
It is because i had been educated that way thru the films and movies.
Then, i realise that it is tempting only on the surface.
But it brings a lot of bad consequences after that.
The easterners teachings however, has been depicted by the westerners as "conservative" and "not-free".
But, now i think the teachings are actually for our own benefits.
It teaches us how to live the life in harmony.
If everyone were to live their lives in their own way, let's imagine what will happen to the world?

With the name of Allah The Most Compassionate, The All-Knowing

Well, one of the most eventful event (huh?) of the day is "The Standing of The Eggs".
My BFF Hui Fong told me that according to chinese myth, today is the "Dumplings Day".
Well, i know dumplings, yum yum, but nvr heard of "Dumplings Day".
She said, according to the myth, eggs will be able to stand sharp at 12pm today, which is the 5th day of the 5th month based on lunar calendar.

So, Lii Chyuan brought an egg to IMU to do an egg-standing performance, unfortunately he broke the eggs before 12pm. But,he went back to vista and bought 10 more eggs.
At 12pm, we went to the basketball court, and saw Lii Chyuan and some more chinese gus trying to make the eggs stand, and they succeeded!







I had nvr try to make an egg stand before this so i cant really say that the eggs can only stand during the dumpling day but, one thing i am sure of is, this is the power of Allah.
And only with His permission, anything can happen.






So, it was a successfull performance by Lii Chyuan and friends.
Perhaps i'll try it again some other today to see if the eggs can also stand during other times.



With the name of Allah The Most Gracious The Most Merciful

Alhamdulillah, at last!
I'm back at home, connecting to the internet with my new modem.
I'm poorer by RM78 today.
Luckily i managed to restrain myself from buying any other thing in Mines just now, if not, i might be poorer by RM100.

In the computer shop, i saw lots of laptops for sale.
Since i realised that this laptop of mine is very heavy, i tried to love it very-very much so that i wont thought of buying a new one.
But lately, abt 2mths back, it crossed my mind to sell this laptop off and buy a new one, a lighter and a smaller one.
But i dare not let the idea to grow, because i know myself.
i know that when i really want something, i'll try my best to make it happen and i know, buying a new laptop will just worsen my not-so-good financial state.

And also, it is not easy to sell a laptop, not like a handphone.
I've changed my hp several times this past 2 yrs but i cant do the same to laptop.
So that however became the "excuse" for me not to think of getting a new laptop.
But, being in the shop for a long time just now, made me feel like a "notebook-hunter".
I asked if they take 2nd hand laptop but the shopkeeper advised me to go Low Yat if i want to sell of my laptop. They MIGHT buy 2nd hand notebook.

Hurm..
But, this laptop of mine really cost me a fortune abt 2yrs back.
This laptop uses NVIDIA Graphic card, which is way better and MORE EXPENSIVE than most laptop has, the media accelerator if i'm not mistaken.
That means, even if i buy a new notebook, the quality of the graphic wont be so nice.
But, i'm not a gamer, thus a highly advanced graphic card is not of use to me.

Ok, i'm going to talk to my mum abt it, and see how will she scold me for thinking to buy a new laptop.
Haha...

With The Name of Allah The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.

I have just read a blog from my campus-mate, but i dont know who she is.
She's my senior for sure (but i'm not revealing who she is)
And i found out that she is very talented in writing.
She actually wrote her own personal experiences, much like an online diary.

I did that once, but reduces my online diary posts now.
Why?
Because i thought ppl wont be interested with my life routine.
I mean, if i wrote abt myself, and myself and me, won't it be boring?
So is started writing abt other things, like reviewing news, or giving facts about the sufferings of palestinians.. I am not saying that these posts are not what i am, NO! Those posts are as important as my life is, perhaps more.

But i think to enhance my writing skills, i'll need to write more things, i need to start writing actually, not just become a mediator, takes facts from somewhere else, and put it down here on my blog.
I found it interesting to read other ppl's blog, their personal experience despite me thinking ppl wont bother abt mine.
so, i think i'll re-start writing abt my life from now on.
InsyaAllah...

p/s: I'm heading to the Mines Shopping Fair after this. Need to buy a new modem. I hasnt online at home for a week! I am in IMU now.
Bye..
Assalammualaikum!

http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20090508/twl-eu-muslim-integration-c8e2916.html


By DAVID STRINGER,Associated Press Writer AP - Friday, May 8


LONDON - Joblessness and poverty are a more potent source of tension between Muslims and wider European and U.S. society than religious differences, one of the first major studies of Muslim integration since the Sept. 11 terror attacks claimed on Thursday.

Attacks by Islamic extremists on the United States and European capitals such as Madrid and London have sparked debate on whether a failure of Muslims to integrate into Western society has fueled extremism.


But a study of around 30,000 people in 27 countries by the Gallup polling company claims non-Muslims _ including the public and lawmakers _ have misunderstood the attitudes of most Muslims in the West, stifling attempts to promote understanding.


These Muslims are more patriotic, more tolerant and more likely to reject violence than the rest of Western society believes they are, the study claims. It suggests most European Muslims, for example, are as happy as other Europeans to live alongside people of other faiths and ethnic backgrounds, and share broadly similar views with their neighbors.


The findings appear to contradict the impression created by angry protests across Europe following the 2005 publication in Denmark of 12 cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, and recent rallies in which small groups of British Muslims have disrupted homecoming parades for soldiers returning from Iraq.


But Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the London and New York-based Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and a faith adviser to U.S. President Barack Obama, said the survey shows most Muslims welcome closer ties to the rest of society. The study focused chiefly on European Muslims, and the mistaken perceptions about their attitudes in wider European society.


"Many of the assumptions about Muslims and integration couldn't be more wide of the mark," she said. "European Muslims want to be part of the wider community and contribute to society."

The study did not produce detailed data on attitudes of American Muslims on this subject. But Mogahed said that in the United States Muslims enjoy relatively good relations with the rest of society, and suffer less from economic inequality.


Despite their desire to belong, only a small number of Muslims questioned in Britain, for example _ 10 percent _ consider themselves integrated into British society. That compares to 46 percent of Muslims in France and 35 percent in Germany.



The global economic crisis could exacerbate such issues, with competition for jobs and resources adding stress to race relations, the study claimed.


Researchers found 38 percent of British Muslims said they had a job, much lower than the figure for the British general public _ 62 percent _ and lower than Muslims in Germany or France, where 53 percent and 45 percent respectively said they were employed. No figures were compiled for the United States.


"Economic integration may become more precarious in light of the current financial crisis affecting Europe," Mogahed said.


Muslims questioned by Gallup were pessimistic about their prospects. It found 71 percent of Britain's Muslims considered themselves to be struggling to get by, as did 56 percent of Muslims questioned in the United States. Research for the study was conducted in mid-2008, before the full impact of the current financial crisis hit.


"It's not about faith, it's not about ethnicity. The key thing that divides people is poverty and depravation," said Mohammed Shafiq, of the British Muslim organization the Ramadhan Foundation.


British government research into radicalization also has highlighted joblessness and low pay as among factors that can push people toward extremism. Those with poor prospects can look to violent extremism to improve their sense of achievement and status, according to the research by security officials.


Another key finding of the study was that Muslims don't prioritize their faith over patriotism, Mogahed said.

Attempts to create a greater sense of national identity among Muslims have been a key concern for European lawmakers, particularly in Britain _ where British-born Muslims have been behind several attempted terror attacks since 2001.

Four suicide bombers who killed 52 commuters and themselves in an attack on London's subway and bus network on July 7, 2005 were Muslims born or raised in Britain _ three with family ties to Pakistan.


The study found that 77 percent of British Muslims feel a strong sense of British identity, compared to 50 percent of the country's non-Muslims. In France, around half of Muslims and non-Muslims say they feel a strong sense of patriotism.


Muslims account for around 3 percent, or 2 million people out of Britain's 60 million population. In France, Muslims represent almost 8 percent _ or 5 million people of the population of 65 million. In Germany they make up 4 percent _ or 3.3 million Muslims out of 82 million inhabitants.


Estimates of the U.S. Muslim population vary dramatically from 2 million to 6 million _ and beyond.

Gallup conducted multiple surveys in 27 countries in 2008. Polls of the general public typically questioned around 1,000 people, with a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. The company said the polls of Muslims involved samples of 500 people, with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.


Researchers interviewed Muslims and non-Muslims in Norway, France, Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Canada, Israel, the U.S., Italy, India, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Brazil, Ethiopia, Mali, Chad, Malaysia, Tanzania, Niger, Mauritania, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Djibouti and Bangladesh.

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Associated Press Writer Patrick McGroarty, in Berlin, Germany, contributed to this report


Akmar says:


Assalammualaikum.


Ok, I’m posting this news, not because I agree with it, neither I disagree with it.

The headline captured my attention few weeks ago (this is an old news, I haven’t had the time to write abt it).


And I became more interested in this study as they claimed the violent attack on WTC 8 yrs back were done by Muslim extremists.


They surely do not know the fact.

I am sure that the 9-11 attack was not by Muslims…

It was a conspiracy to give excuse for the US to attack Afghanistan.

They were a lot of movies and evidence proving that the attack is not by Muslims and yet this study is claiming those attacks were. I straight away know that this study is a one-sided study.


As for the angry responses by the Muslims in German, that is a natural act.

If people all around the world is being praised for being angry when the apartheid is carried in Africa, why should the Muslims being blamed for being angry that our beloved Prophet is being humiliated?


Well, some might just say, “come on… it is just a caricature… it’s not real.. geez… muslims do not have sense of humour”.


My reply will be:


“What if somebody draws a cartoon of ur mother sleeping with another man who is not your father, with another man waiting outside the door for his turn? And those men are far form handsome, they are bald, fat, tattoos all over the body but has deep pockets. And your mother’s name is written clearly, with family name in the picture and the picture is pasted all over the town”



Will you be angry or not?


Will you or will you not find the artist who drew the terrible picture and feel like stabbing him to death?


Will you or will you not try to defend the good name of your mother? You know your mother is far from being a prostitute. You know your mother is the best woman in the world.


So, the cartoon is not supposed to be there, at all!


See the point?


Rasulullah SAW is far from being a terrorist.

He is the gentlest man on Earth who received education directly from the Ultimate Creator.

He is incomparable to any other leader in this world.

Like a phoenix and a crow, there are incomparable.

Rasulullah SAW is not like any other successful leaders.

He’s a lot better than Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Mahatma Gandhi, or even Aung San Suu Kyi (of course, Husni Mubarak of Egypt, Tony Blair and Bush were never in my list of successful leaders)



Ok, I know I didn’t talk much abt the topic of the study itself; Relation between poverty and Muslim-West tension but at least I brought up the fact that Muslims are not terrorist!

Assalammualaikum.

I'm having BIG problem in the internet connection of my house.
Unable to connect to the net for one week adi.
I'm now using the net provided by IMU.
Hence, i did not post anything lately.

I dont know what to write about in the 1st place.
Ok, perhaps i have A LOT to talk about but they are merely scattered sentences which i dont know how to elaborate on.

eg:

I had always been told that an 8hrs of sleep everyday is optimum for human although we can survive with less. But I have just realised that if I sleep 8hrs a day, and I lived for 60 years, that means I SLEPT FOR A TOTAL OF 20 YEARS. Isn't it too much?

How am i supposed to catch up with my studies, personal life and jihad i am in? But, being indoctrinated with the sufficient-8hrs-sleep, made me feel real bad whenevr i dont have 8hrs of sleep. Psychological effects.



Abu Syasyah Village in Palestine was attacked by Israel terrorists. The villagers’ heads were axed and some were shot dead. 50 people died.

On the very same day, British ended their “colonisation” over Palestine and a new state was declared on the Palestinian land. The next day, US President recognised the state. The state is known as “Israel”, and the day was 15th May 1948 (some of the sources mentioned 15th May 1948). However, Al-Nakbah is always on 15th May every year.

Since then, there were a lot of massacres done by the Israeli Army towards the Palestinian people. Palestinian lands were taken from the rightful owner. Palestinians were chased out of their own houses and they need to go to refugee camps. Those who did not flee, died protecting their houses.

And now, after 61 years the Palestinians were still suffering and the Zionists were still terrorising but, they didn’t call themselves terrorists. They call themselves “Israeli Defence Force”. The Palestinians, who fought for their land and rights, who rather die fighting than watch their wives and sisters being humiliated, who rather live in poverty rather than surrendering, who prefer their heads being exploded by the bully than to turn from the jihad call, were called “Muslim Terrorists” instead. I’m pretty sure even a 5 year old child will know how to differentiate between the bully and the one being bullied.

Last year, sometime between 20th-25th December, my best friend, a non-Muslim asked me if I hate the Jews. She asked because my housemate placed an “AL-Nakba” poster on our hostel wall. The poster stated that US is the country that funded Israel the most to enable Israel to occupy more and more of Palestinian land. My answer was, “can say hate, can say not hate. I don’t really know. Perhaps not”. I answered that because 1) I didn’t know what did the Jews do. So why should I hate them? 2) I didn’t want this friend to think that I am a racist. Because Islam does not teach racism. Everybody is equal. Only the level of taqwa that differentiate a human from another.

Few days later, Israel started its “Cast Lead” operation. 60 fighter jets known as F16 was sent to destroy Gaza Strip and its people. That was on 27th Dec. I didn’t know it that time. Being somebody who didn’t read newspaper, I wasn’t aware of the attack.

The next day, I went to Genting Highland for a holiday with my family despite me having my A Levels exam in 10days time (at that time). When I got back to KL, I was told about the attack. At first, I took it lightly. Because I thought Palestine had always been attacked. So why is this one different? I had heard about the conflict about years thus, this one did not trigger me at all. Then, I went back to my hostel. I met my friends, and they started talking about the attack. And only then, I realised that this attack is exceptionally different. This attack is the cruelest attack of the century. Civilians were killed blindly, not only the army. I began to understand why people talked about this attack so much, why this specific massacre was given wide coverage.

And I started to take action. I told the friend (whom I told I do not actually hate Jews) that I hate the Israelis so much now. I hated them to the bottom of my heart because they killed Palestinians simply because they are Palestinians. My housemates and I painted a banner to encourage people to boycott American and Israeli products. We put the banner outside a window.



We were fortunate that our hostel block is exactly at the roadside. Thus, our windows were really the interesting "spots" of girls' hostel. So we were actually using that opportunity to raise a little bit of awareness. =)



Up till now, the issue of occupation of Palestine by the Zionists has always got a special place in my heart. But I am not a Jew-hater anymore. Cos I came to know that not all Jews are evil. Hence, I should not call myself anti-Jew, anti-Zionist might be a better word.

Unfortunately, the issue didn’t and won’t stop now. And had been on for 61 years and it will still continue, until a time Allah decide.

p/s: Approximately 2 weeks after the first banner, we made a second one. After 2 days, a warden came to my room and told us to take both the banners down. The excuse was, “to not let the outsiders see”.


This is actually the sequel of my previous post on Gaza.
This post will focus on the dates and event starting from 1897 till the very latest massacre by the zionist in Jan 09. My personal comment will be in brackets, green font.

29th August 1897

The first jewish conference was held in Basle, Switzerland to form a state of Israel in Palestine in 50 years time. For that reason, they declared a protocol and formed Zionist movement with Theorore Herzl as the first leader. But, it must not be forgotten that zionism existed way long before the conference. (I think the year 1897 was the year the idea was officiated, not formed).

In 1901, they collected fund to "buy" Palestine. At that time, Palestine is still under the rule of Muslim Ottoman Empire.

1902

One year later, after failing the 1st time, Theodore went to see the last Caliphate of Islam, Sultan Abdul Hamid II and offered to pay tremendous amount of money to the Islamic state for Palestine. And the famous reply of Sultan Abdul Hamid II was:-

"I'm not going to give one inch of Palestine to the Jews as Palestine is not mine to give, but it belongs to the Ummah and Ummah have shed blood to defend this land, but if one day the Islamic state falls apart, then you could have Palestine for free. But as long as I'm alive, I would rather have my flesh be cut up, than cut Palestine from the Muslim land. I will not allow any carving while we are alive!!"

(SubhanAllah!)

2 November 1917

British declared in Balfour Declaration to form a Jewish state in Palestine. (In other words, James Balfour promised the Palestine land to the Jews. 31 yrs later, in 1948, his promise went through). On 31st August 1918, this declaration was agreed by the US.

1924

Muslim Ottoman Empire was dissolved by Islam worst traitor, Mustaffa Kamal. He was the agent of the West and became the "hero" with the help of British. He cancels the autorithy of the most powerful system for the human beings - The Khilafah! Before this, the imam, or amir, or leader of Islamic caliphate acted as a shield to the ummah while the ummah fought behind him. There was only 1 land, 1 army and 1 central authority.

By abandoning the khilafah, he abandoned all rulings of Allah, and he did not stop there. He abandoned the azan (call for prayer) in Arabic, he denied the call of hijab on Muslim sisters, he cancelled the Islamic calendar and holidays, he changed Arabic alphabet to Latin. And by doing so, h emade sure the next generation will be lost and have no connection to their Islamic roots as rhey cannot read nor write all the Islamic culture that was recorded. Thus, the Islamic system went from application in life to be in the museums for display in Turkey.

1928

Ikhwanul Muslimin was formed by Al Imam Hassan al Banna in Egypt. It was the first movement that united the Muslims after the fall of Ottoman Empire. Ikhwanul Muslimin calls upon all Muslims to stay united and get back to the real teachings of Islam; to form Islamic personality in themselves, their family, society and country. The teachings of Hassan al Banna succeeded when the followers of Ikwanul Muslimin became the front line army in the war against the Jews in 1948.

20 November 1935

A renowned Muslim scholar from Syria, as-Syahid Izzuddin al-Qassam was martyred in the fight with British. His death initiated the anger of Muslims. The rockets invented by Hamas was named after this brave martyr.

16 August 1945

President of US, Hary S Truman gave out an open statement urging the Jews to migrate to Palestine and settle there.

9 April 1948

The violent attack by Israeli militant led by Manachem Begin killed 250 civilians Dir Yasin where 100 of them where women. Those who survved were brought in a truck in front of the Jewish people to be stoned. 19 years later, in Jun 1977 this terrorist leader (Manachem Begin) was appointed as the PM of Israel.

14 May 1948

Israeli terrorists killed 50 Palestinians in Abu Syasyah village. The Palestinians were shot dead and some were even chopped of their heads.

On this very same day, British ended its occupation in Palestine and declared the formation of the haram state of israel.

15 May 1948

One day after the independence declaration, Arab countries declared war on Israel. Jordan, Egypt, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon sent their troops to Palestine. As-Syahid Hassan al Banna led Ikhwanul Muslimin to the war but this act led to the assasination of Imam Hassan al Banna by the Egyptian government in 1949. (InsyaAllah i'll post another article on this some time later).

  • 11 July 1948 - Mosyi Dayan led Israeli Commando to attack al-Lad village killing 426 people.
  • 29 Oct 1948 - Israeli army gathered civillians in a field in 'Albiyyun. These civillians were then shot from all directions.
  • 31 Dec 1948- Jewish fanatics known as Hajnah attacked and killed 60 muslims in as-Syeikh village.

  • 12th Feb 1949 - Imam as-Syahid Hassan al Banna was shot dead by assasinator paid by King Farouq of Egypt. The death of Imam al Banna opened the eyes of Muslims towards his mission.
  • 16 Dec 1949 - Baitul Maqdis or Jerusalem was declared as Israel capital city.

  • 17 Mac 1950 - Turkey and Iran recognised the state of Israel.
  • 31 May 1950- Israeli Guerilla attacked Wadi Arabah killing 30 Arabs.
  • 14 Oct 1953 - Qabbiah village was bombed by Israeli army for 16 hrs non stop, martyred 62 people. Water supply of the villagers was destroyed.
  • 7 Dec 1954 - Another Muslim movement leader, as-Syahid Abdul Qader audah was hanged with another 5 fighters by Egyptian PM, Jamal Abdun Nasir.

  • 28 Oct 1956 - Ariel Sharon with another 19 Israeli army massacred the Palestinians. The curfew was supposed to start at 6pm thus, the farmers will usually leave their farm earlier. But on that day, at 4.45pm, they suddenly announced the curfew to start at 5pm, 1hr earlier. The Palestinian farmers were on their way back home at 5.30-5.45pm when Ariel Sharon shot them dead from the entry of the village killing 57 people and hurting another 27.
  • 29 Oct 1956 - Israel, British and France joined forces to attack Egypt in order to seize and conquer the Suez canal. Malaysian students studying in Al-Azhar, Egypt joined the jihad army and went thru short army training. They were absorbed into Difa' Madani (Public Defense Force) The female students of Malaysia participated by sewing uniforms for the army.
  • 3rd November 1956 - al-Rais refugee camp in Khan Yunus were attacked, killing 250 Palestinians.
  • 12 Nov 1956- (a week later), they killed another 257 Palestinians. On the same day, the went to Rafah and killed more than 100 Palestinians.
  • 29 Aug 1966 - The successor of Imam al-Banna, Syed Qutb was killed by Egyptian PM Jamal Abdun Nasir.
  • 13 Nov 1966- Israeli army killed 18 Palestinians and injured another 54 in al-Khalil (Hebron).
  • 8April 1970 - Muslims were massacred in Bahrul Baqar
  • 6 Jun 1982 -Israel attacked Lebanon with the excuse that PLO (Palestine Liberalisation Organisation) is preparing its army there
  • 16 Sept 1982 - Defense Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon violently killed more than 3000 Muslims in Sabra and Syatila, Lebanon. In order to provide "false resolution" to the world society, the military court conducted trials and those found guilty were only fined 14sen USD only! 19 yrs later, in 2001 the terrorist leader, Ariel Sharon became Israel PM.
  • 1987 - HAMAS, the wing of Ikhwanul Muslimin was formed in Palestine. Syeikh Ahmad Yasin was regarded as the founder of Hamas.
  • 9 Dec 1987 - Intifadha started. Palestinians openly fought Israeli army by throwing stones on them. Syeikh Ahmad Yasin was captured and jailed.
  • 15 Feb 1988 - Israeli army used buldozer to bury 4 Muslim fighters alive but with Allah's power, all 4 of them survived.
  • 16 April 1948 - Abu Jihad, a Palestinian minister was assasinated by Israel.
  • 24 Nov 1989 - Dr Abdullah Azzam, a Palestinian fighter with his 2 children were killed in Pakistan after he succeded in uniting the Pakistani mujahideen.
  • 8 Oct 1990 - Killings in Al-Aqsa. Armed Isreali army came to the mosque and shooted randomly towards Muslims who were performing their prayers. 21 martyred, 150 injured while 300 captured.
  • 13 Sept 1993 - Yitzak Rabin, the Israel PM signed an agreement with Yasser Arafat giving Gaza strip and Jericho to the Palestinians. The area was only half of Perlis state of Malaysia. 2 years later, Rabin was assasinated because Isrealis did not agree with the division.
  • 1997 - After 10 years being jailed, Syeikh Ahmad Yasin was freed in an exhange with 2 Jewish spies caugt by the Jordan government. Syeikh Ahmad Yasin lost his ability to move. He was paralysed as a result of the torture he received in the jail.
(i skipped some events from 1997 - 2002. Not because they werent significant but they were just too many events. i'll give my reference later.)
  • 29 January 2002 - Wafa' Idris, a 26 year old Red Crescent volunteer became the first lady to bring explosives to the central of Baitul Maqdis and exploded herself (amaliyyah istisyhadiyyah). Few days later, muslim scholars in Al-Azha announced her death as syahid.
  • 22 March 2004 - Syeikh Ahmad Yassin was shot dead by missile from an Apache as he went out of the mosque after Subuh prayer. His head was crushed and his arm fell apart. (It was said that the price of one bullet that killed Syeikh Ahmad Yassin was equal with the budget of Selangor state of Malaysia for one year!) Hamas was then led by Dr Abdul Aziz Rantisi, replacing Syeikh Ahmad Yassin.
  • 17 April 2004 - Less than 1 month after he succeeded Syeikh Ahmad Yasin, Dr Abdul Aziz Rantisi was killed. Israeli Aache bombed his car martyred him and his two friends.
  • 27 December 2008 - Israel started a 3 week attack on Palestine killing more than 1350 Palestinians. It was said however, that Hamas did not report the number of their own fighters who died. 1350 was the number of civilians who died.

Reference: Aris Hazlan Ismail, Gaza Menangis, Jundi Resources, Kuala Lumpur (2009)

The End Of The Zionist Agenda

The first convention i went for, and i was alone.

Nevermind that, there were more than 3000 of us in the Merdeka Hall PWTC.

The speakers were Dr Azzam Tamimi, Dr Muhsen Soleh and Dr Roslan. The first two are Palestinians now based in England and Beirut respectively. Dr Roslan on the other hand is our own local speaker.

The convention made me think of some new things and enlightened me on a few others. One of the hardest info to believe was Dr Azzam’s statement on the coming of the Mahadi. As i was taught since small, Imam Mahadi will come when the world is coming to its end. In another book i read recently (Jerusalem in the Quran by Imran N. Hosein), Imam Mahadi’s role will be the same as John the Baptist (Nabi Yahya) more than 200 years back. Nabi Yahya identified Jesus (Isa) at that time. And when Mahadi appears, he will do the same thing, identify and declare Isa as the man we have been waiting for. Dr Azzam however, rejected this opinion completely. And i got to know that a prominent Muslim scholar, Ibn Khaldun rejected this as well. Dr Azzam said that Muslims shd not wait for Mahadi, we should be fighting this battle of ourselves which I agree. We shd not sit quietly waiting for a hero to come and save us all. This goes back to my post on “Locus of Control” where we actually have control over our destiny, a limited one.

He mentioned that waiting for a hero to save us is an act of desperation, and we should not believe in it. But, i became confused when he mentioned both Mahadi and Messiah in the same time. He mentioned Mahadi is not coming but he didn’t say Messiah is coming. Nor did he say both Mahadi and Messiah are the same person. As far as i know, Messiah is NOT Mahadi. But he somehow “integrated” this 2 persons into 1.

I had a feeling that he is a bit pro-jew during his 1st presentation entitled Judaism vs Zionist. It was either i misunderstood him or not, i’m not sure. But he said that it wasn’t the Jew’s fault to be placed in Jerusalem. It wasn’t even their 1st choice. It was the Europeans i.e British or more accurately, Christian’s plan to place them there. The Christians believed that their Messiah will come and kill all Jews in Jerusalem, thus they want the Jews to be there earlier. He said the Jews did not even want to go to Jerusalem and it was the role of Hitler who massacred Jews and forced them to flee from Europe and settled down in Jerusalem. It was as if the Jews were innocent and the British are to be blamed (at that time, not now).

And I disagree. History proved that the Jews had always made mischief in the country and cause havoc almost everywhere. I don’t deny that they are good Jews (one of Caliph Umar AlKhattab’s friend was a Jew, even Prophet Muhammad SAW has good Jew friends). But, in most cases, Jews are always dishonest and untrustworthy. They broke Sahifatul Madinah (the 1st constitution of Madina and also an agreement between the people of Madina, including Jews. The Jews cooperated with the Kafir in Makkah to attack Prophet Muhammad SAW in Madina). As a result, they were chased out of Madina. There is also a verse from the Quran [2;85] stating clearly that Jews always broke their promise (an act we often see today). Hence, it won’t be inappropriate if i say that Jews played an important role in chasing the Palestinians out of their hometown, it wasn’t planned only by the British.

But, in his second presentation, Dr Azzam showed his aggressiveness in criticising the Jews for taking his land away from his family, which actually brought the burden out of my heart a bit. At least he still blames the Jews, not only the British. I admired his open-ness and daring-ness (if such a word exists). He openly claimed Husni Mubarak and Mahmoud Abbas to be Arab Muslim-Zionists.

Dr Muhsen, from my point of view, has a milder personality, not as stern as Dr Azzam. Or perhaps i think of him that way because he did not use the b*****d and b****y words Dr Azzam used. And i think he was the one who mentioned that Jerusalem is the heart of the Muslims. And if British do not want the Islamic empire to rise, they will need to “stab” its heart, and the heart is Jerusalem. Thus, it was a very wise decision to put Israel in Jerusalem apart from the fact that Palestine is a very strategic spot.

Dr Roslan had only one presentation, but it should not be neglected. He presented on the Fall of Ottoman Empire. We can’t move forward without knowing our history and thus, reading his paper stating that one of the causes that weakens Ottoman empire was the Arab Revolt made me shudder. This means, Muslims have been divided even earlier on. The British did not only “divide and conquer” in Malaysia but also way before that in Turkey.

Doesn’t that fact reflect an important proof? Muslims need to unite to achieve the victory.

Another summary of the convention, by lwtc247.