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Bit For Cowardice- Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Orya Maqbool Jan in his recent column ’There is a limit of cowardice’ (Buzdilee ki bhi koi had hoti hey) has connected the series of events that has led Musharraf detention & now his rebuttal against the charges. Jan has painted the scenario that was live that time when Musharraf was about to launch operation on Lal Masjid, how different fractions in civil societies including analysts, anchors, fashion personals, and others were insisting to launch operation against Lal Masjid, and linking the inactivity of military operation as a disgrace to Pakistan’s security and government writ. On their demand Musharraf in front of journalists replied ‘If we will act, then do not mess’ and all were peacefully silent on his remarks.

Years gone when Musharraf has been tried in this case, Jan pointed the bravery and courage of the former COAS, and linked to the recent Musharraf’s plead that if he was not involved in that operation.

He further asserted that Musharraf was the one, who for several years defended the military strike on Lal Masjid. Moreover Jan calls all those people who were supporting Musharraf at that time, all has gone silent on this trial, why didn’t they come out and denounce the trial as unfair??

He further expressed his deputation in Iran after international competition. That was a golden opportunity for Jan to make Halal & sufficient money, however he could not remain silent on the injustice & brutality against Lal Masjid & he wrote the word of truth denouncing the operation. Within two and half months he was called off from Iran & this opportunity could not stop him for the calling the word of truth.

Moreover Jan also expressed the conflict of Bugti and his experiences about that and how Musharraf mishandled the whole situation, he expressed his grief for those who were killed unjustly by either of the two camps.

In the last, Jan expressed that how Musharraf & his team had confidently taken the credit of the crimes of American drones, and labeled those as ‘Ababeel’ Swallows & those kids who were martyred as the forces of ‘Abraha’.

The opinion of Orya Maqbool Jan is summarized by Syed Waqas, who is a freelance commentator & active blogger.

U.S & Caliphate: A forgotten History- Wednesday, October 30, 2013

America’s intervention in the Muslim world, since the last three decades has been on a consistent increase. This year alone, America has intensified its military assault, through drones in both Pakistan and Yemen; it has managed to further divide the Muslim world, by dividing Sudan, and has launched another war front in Libya. The rulers of the Muslim world sheepishly give in to America’s dictates, by presenting America’s supremacy as a formidable force that cannot be challenged. This pretext however is only an artificial construct only to ensure their hold on the power.

Not so long ago, the reality was quite different from what we see today. A chapter from History speaks volumes of the strength that the Muslims had, when channeled under a Caliphate state.

In 1783 the first US navy boat started to sail in international waters and within two years was captured by the Ottoman Caliphate’s navy near Algeria. A few years later, in 1793, 12 more US navy boats were captured. In March 1794 the US Congress authorized President Washington to spend up to 700,000 gold coins to build strong steel boats that would resist the Ottoman Caliphate’s navy. However America’s military ventures in international waters were of no match in face of the Caliphate’s navy. Unable to deal with the situation, just a year later the US signed the Barbary Treaty to resolve the threat from the then superpower, i.e. the Caliphate.

The treaty was called ‘Barbary’, as this was the term for the North African wilaya’s of Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli, under the rule of the Ottoman Caliphate.

  • The treaty will cost the US a one off payment of $992,463
  • The American ships captured would be returned and the American Navy was to be given permission to sail in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • In return, the American government would pay $642 000 in equivalent gold.
  • The US would also pay an annual tax (tribute) of $12 000 in gold. The annual tribute would be calculated according to the Islamic calendar and not the Christian calendar
  • $585,000 would be paid for the ransom of the captured American sailors

Moreover, America agreed that a state of the art steel ship would be constructed in U.S and delivered to the Caliphate, with all costs borne by the US in return for privileges. The costs of masts, Yards, and heavy planks, were very costly and so difficult to procure, and then so exceedingly expensive to transport. Once delivered the US had actually paid thirty times their estimated price in the stipulations.

Interestingly, the treaty was written in Turkish and signed by President Washington himself. The treaty with the Caliphate is the only American legal document to ever have been concluded in a foreign language and the only treaty the Americans have ever signed that agrees to pay annual tax to another nation. This treaty continued until the Khilafah was abolished. The Barbary treaty speaks volumes of the military and diplomatic superiority that the Muslims had under the Caliphate.

Although this chapter of history may have been forgotten by many, it still haunts America today. As is evident from various speeches of prominent American politicians. US ex-president Bush spoke of this fear when he expressed his concerns that “This caliphate would be a totalitarian Islamic empire encompassing all current and former Muslim lands, stretching from Europe to North Africa, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.”

Today when the armies of the Muslim world find themselves entangled in a strained, costly, and counter productive relationship with the U.S, this fact from history might strike a positive chord with many Generals. As history tells, time and again, that when an army finds itself entrapped in subservience of another state, with mistrust at its peak, its Generals are ever-looking forward to standing up on their own feet against the hostile state; and in such a situation the idea of a Caliphate is quite enchanting.

References:
Bush speech
Treaty of Barbary

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Umar in the Land of Pharoah - Anwar Al Awlaki- Sunday, September 1, 2013

Umar Ibn Al Khattab Radhi Allahu Anhu(May Allah be pleased with him) is the Second Most Closest Companion of Prophet Muhammad Peace be upon him after Abu Bark Siddique Radhi Allahu Anhu(May Allah be pleased with him).

The Prophet Mohammad peace be upon him said regarding Umar:

"If there were a Prophet after me verily it would be `Umar."

This is Narrated from `Uqba ibn `Amir by Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi who graded it hasan, and by al-Hakim (3:85) who graded it sahih as confirmed by al-Dhahabi.

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The Lives of the Prophets- Monday, August 12, 2013

"The Lives of the Prophets" is a series of lectures delivered by Anwar Al-Awlaki. It is the first such series produced in the English language. The author has done extensive research in the original Arabic resources. The series is based primarily on Ibn Kathir¦s " Al-Bidayah wa-nihayah (The Beginning and the End)". Br. Al-Awlaki has done an excellent job of relying almost completely on the Quran, Hadith and statements of the Noble Companions.

ILLUMINATI SECRETS - The New Atlantis- Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2.5 HOUR MOVIE from UFOTV® Accept no Imitations! - WINNER for Best Documentary from the New York Film Festival, The Los Angeles Film Festival and The Tele Awards. Discover Ancient Secrets of the Illuminati that affect our lives today in this Award Winning Feature Film which is the first film in the "The Illuminati Trilogy Series." This is by far the best Feature Film ever Produced on the History and Secrets of the Illuminati, and Masonic Civilization.

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Companions Of The Ditch And Lessons From The Life Of Musa- Saturday, August 3, 2013

Companions Of The Ditch - In the first of these two lectures Imam Anwar extracts benefits from the famous story in the Qur'an about the struggle between a boy of faith and a disbelieving king. Imam Anwar explains the significance of the story in the constant conflict between truth and falsehood and the sacrifices required to stand firm upon Iman (faith)

Lessons from the life of Prophet Musa (alayhis-salam) - The life of Musa (alayhis-salam) is truly a treasure chest for the Muslim Ummah. In this sermon (Khutbah) Imam Anwar has taken selected events from the life of Musa to exemplify how Allah strenghtens and aids those who believe in times of need.

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The Conquest of Makkah - Ramadan 20th- Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Special Day of Ramadan : One of the finest day in Muslim History, from where a lot of lessons are hidden for statesmen, in the matters of States craft; The Conquest of ‎Makkah‬.

The spectacle of the Conquest of Makkah.‬

History witnessed a rare event that day. On 11th January, 630 (20th Ramadhan) those who were dejected and thrown out of their homes by the pagan lords of Makkah, returned as conquerors under the leadership of Mohammad (PBUH).‬

The revelation of Allah followed the believers "And say: Truth hath come and falsehood hath vanished away. Lo! falsehood is ever bound to vanish" [17:81]‬

Mohammad (Peace be upon him) was an astounding diplomat; a noble warrior whose valor knew no bounds; a visionary ideologue and a man of principles - the steadfastness of whom made it possible for those banished from their lands, to return.‬

Till time immemorial, the history of Fatah Makkah will resonate the lessons of leadership to the people. Those willing to pay heed to it shall never be subdued by anyone.

Battle of Badr : (Madina Period) : Anwar Al-Awlaki (Ra)- Friday, July 26, 2013

Today in history: One of the greatest battle in Islam was fought and won with help of angels that were sent by Allah(swt).

Share the story of Battle of Badr with your kids and others.

May Allah give highest place to our shaheeds. Ameen

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  • Part 2

  • Part 3

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25 Promises from Allah to the Believers- Friday, July 26, 2013

This lively two CD Lecture presents many lessons and benefits for the Muslim Ummah in their time of need. This lecture will instill trust, reliance and hope in Allah, whilst strengthening a Muslim's conviction knowing that Allah never fails in His promises

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Understanding the Qur’an- Friday, July 26, 2013

Mere decorations and occasional recitation upon the death of a family member are just some of the ways that the use and purpose of the Qur’an has been misconstrued. Sheikh Anwar Al-Awlaki explains and reminds the listener of the true purpose for the Quran’s revelation. The Sheikh looks at examples such as Ibn ‘Umar taking 14 years to memorize Surah Baqarah, whereas nowadays it could take as little as a few months. Why the discrepancy? It was due to their application of each ayat before moving on to another. One must remember to ponder, reflect and understand the Quran properly, thereby actualizing the true reason for its revelation.

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