Abu Bakra reported that (in the Farewell Address) Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Time has completed a cycle and come to the state of the day when Allah created the heavens and the earth. The year is constituted of twelve months, of which four are sacred; three of them consecutive, viz. Dhu’l-Qa’da, Dhu’l- Hijja and Muharram, and also Rajab the month of Mudar which comes between Jumada and Sha’ban. He (the Holy Prophet) then said: which month is this? We said Allah and His Messenger know best. He (the narrator) said: He (the Holy Prophet) remained silent for some time until we thought that he would give it a name other than that (by which it was known). He said: Is it not Dha’l-Hijja? We said: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Which city is this? We said: Allah and His Messenger know best. He (the Holy Prophet remained silent until we thought that he would give it another name. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Is it not the Balda (the city of Mecca)? We said: Yes. He said: What day is this? We said: Allah and His Messenger know best. He (the Holy Prophet) remained silent until we thought that he would give it another name. He said: Is it not the Day of Sacrifice? We said: Allah’s Messenger. yes. Thereupon he said: Your blood, your property (Muhammad, one of the narrators, said: I think, he also said this) and your honour are sacred to you like the sacredness of this day of yours, in this city of yours, and in this month of yours. You will soon meet your Lord and He will ask you about your deeds. So do not turn after me unbelievers (or misguided), some of you striking the necks of the others. Behold I let him who is present convey to him who is absent, for many a one whom a message is conveyed has a more retentive memory than one who hears. He again said: Behold! have I not delivered (the message) to you? This hadith has been narrated through another chain of transmitters, but with a slight variation of words.
Two “news & media” happenings regarding israel.
Firstly, Jenny Tonge, a Liberal Democrat lawmaker in Britain, was fired from her post because she raised some questions about israel. Mind you, all she asked for was an investigation.
U.K. lawmaker ‘fired over claims IDF harvested organs during Haiti mission’
IDF which has a contingent in Haiti was recently accused of harvesting organs in israel. Tonge didn’t even say that it was true. Her crime: she just asked for a probe into the claims. Let us not forget, IDF and israel have a history of sinking so low. Zion central aka israel admitted to harvesting organs form Palestinians (see details here) and is also known as a leading trafficker of human organs (reference american academic Scheper-Hughes). Continue reading
The ? in the post heading is because the mainstream world media hasn’t covered this, and as such caution has to be exercised so that one doesn’t inadvertently propagate a misinformation. However, I have looked at some Swiss sites, and I certainly believe that the news is most likely true.
Learn about the contributions of muslim scientists & scholars to the world. Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Arts, Medicine, Economy, Education …
In popular history accounts, the rise of European/Western scientific and artists is preceded by the Dark Ages. But, that is not a true depiction of the reality. During these “Dark Ages”, Muslims advanced Continue reading
Nowadays, all one hears in news bulletins is how a bomber in Pakistan claims __ number of lives. Here is another Pakistani. He is from Swat as well, the region racked by violence. He has 14 lives to his name. Only, he didn’t hurt anyone, he saved them. Working in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during the recent floods, he saved 14 strangers and died trying to save the 15th. His name is Farman Ali Khan.