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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Världsrekordhållaren i brott mot folkrätten

"Världsrekordhållaren i brott mot FN-beslut, folkrätt och internationella spelregler, Israel, som ockuperat Gaza, Västbanken, Östra Jerusalem och Golanbergen längre tid än Qadhafi haft makten i Libyen och under det tiden i otaliga krig och attacker, i luften, från havet, på marken mördat tiotusentals civilpersoner och begått betydligt fler brott än någon av de arabiska och afrikanska diktatorer som nu håller på att rensas bort. Att detta inte är lösa påståenden utan kalla fakta kan var och en själv kontrollera genom att gå till den flod av rapporter som ständigt strömmar ut från FN-organ, konsulaten i Jerusalem, israeliska människorättsorganisationer, typ Btselem och Gush Shalom, Amnesty, Human Rights International och många andra, t o m CIA. Alla säger detsamma: "

"Israel borde stå först på listan om internationella ingripanden verkligen ska utgöra inslag i en rättslig världsordning och inte bara skrumpna till taktiska utspel i en rutten västordning. Var fanns världsordningen när Israel 2009 bombade Gaza sönder och samman och mördade hundratals barn? Eller när Israel 2006 massakrerade byar och städer i Libanon? Hur har världen reagerat när den ene palestinske ledarfiguren efter den andre mördats genom s k 'riktade utomrättsliga avrättningar'?"

Per Gahrton talar ut: Efter Qadhafi - Netanyahu

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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Introduction to
Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Ibn `Arabi
'And The Diversity of Beliefs'

Intro: Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Ibn `Arabi is concerned with believers becoming limited to what they have found to be true from the Real. He reminds us that God - Allah - as He really is, is not the same as the God that many people may imagine to be, although Allah is not absent from this specific form either [i]. Allah is unlimited, but the believer's imagination, or opinion of God - Allah - is naturally limited.
→ Lâ ilâha illa-LLâh.

There have been many instances when Shaykh Muhyi al-Din's teachings have either been misunderstood or misused. They are misunderstood by those who don't understand the special concepts which he uses (and the whole of his methology) and misused by others who quote from some of his seemingly liberal statements to support their perennialist ideas.

While perennialism maintains that all world-religions are equally valid ways to God, and that it does not matter which religion to adhere to, this is not the islamic position.[a] → However, we see that all authentic revealed religions are faced with the same satanic dangers which threaten everyone in every society in this world, therefore it is absolutely necessary that those who see those dangers, strive hard against the evil and its various aspects.

Shaykh Muhyi al-Din - also called the Greatest Shaykh - illuminated the inner teachings of Sufism (tasawwuf) which form part of islam's orthodox teachings and islam's metaphysical philosophy, so obviously his texts are craving, and support is necessary here as elsewhere on the Way. Certainly
Shaykh Muhyi al-Din is after all a defender and beacon of the Divine Law [b] as brought by Prophet Muhammad (saws), the Shari`ah, which includes as its essence tasawwuf and the knowledge of God (ma`rifah).

In the following text-excerpts some of his thoughts are presented on the diversity of beliefs and schools, with our comments [in brackets].
And Allah knows best and most.

see: www.livingislam.org/i/iadb_e.html

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Shaykh Muhyi al-Din Ibn `Arabi
And The Diversity of Beliefs

No individual can escape having a belief (meaning: personal, individual belief: i`tiqâd) concerning his Lord. Through it he resorts to Him and seeks Him (see Quran: "Thy Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him." (17:23). When the Real discloses Himself to him in his belief (personal, individual belief i`tiqâd), he recognizes and acknowledges Him. But if He discloses Himself to him in other than his belief, he denies Him and seeks refuge from Him, thus displaying discourtesy toward Him in the actual situation, though he himself supposes that he has shown courtesy.

No believer believes in any God other than what he has made in himself, for the God of beliefs is made. The believers see nothing but themselves and what they have made within themselves. So consider: The levels of mankind in knowledge of God correspond exactly to their levels in vision of Him on the Day of Resurrection. I have told you the cause which brings this about.

Beware of becoming delimited (muqayyad) by a specific knotting (personal belief: i`tiqâd) and disbelieving in everything else, lest great good escapes you.

(from SPK)

more at: www.livingislam.org/i/iadb_e.html

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

On islamic tradition vs. perennialism -
answer for: www.mereislam.info/


1.) The website * LivingIslam - IslamicTradition *
http://www.livingislam.org/ encompasses a variety of texts:

- Many are from Sidi Gibri F Haddad, which are all listed at:


- Others are about Tradition*/ modern issues quoted from among others Réne Guénon (Shaykh `Abd Al Wahid Yahya), S H Nasr, etc.

These authors have profoundly analysed the modern (and postmodern) mentality of the West and also for example the decadence in religions, generally speaking.


2.) *The term Tradition refers to the eternal divine message which has been sent or revealed since the time of Adam.


3.) What we consider as perennialism, and not Islamic doctrine is the following definition of perennialism:

"A definition of perennialism would be that it describes the false idea that all world-religions are valid ways to God." And that it does not matter which one religion to adhere to.


4.) There are those who follow Tradition, as it has been revealed and preserved in the Islamic tradition.

Then there are the 'traditionalists', those who are inaccurate concerning the question of the validity of other religions.
Just as he from the 'Venezuela News correspondents' seems to suggest when he quotes from Shaykh Muhyi al-Din ibn al-`Arabi:

"Do not attach yourself to a particular creed exclusively so that you disbelieve in all the rest; otherwise you will lose much good: nay, you will fail to recognize the real truth of the matter. God, the omnipresent and omnipotent, is not limited by any one creed."

As we have learned, this quote is authentic and according to the general perspective of Shaykh Muhyi al-Din. The advice of "do not attach yourself to a particular creed exclusively" cannot mean what it seems for some as a license for perennialism. Ibn al-`Arabi certainly did not intend to negate the Sharî`ah. Instead in this quote (which will be elaborated at * LivingIslam - IslamicTradition * , inshah Allah ) he was "addressing an audience for whom the practice of the Sharî`ah was taken for granted and (he was) inviting men to transcend the world of forms."** because it is Islam which reigns today and until the end of times, as we have stated earlier:

"Previous religions have lost their 'salt' and 'strength', they have no validity or actuality left."


** Sharî`ah, Tarîqah And Haqîqah, S H Nasr

5.) Once perennialism is defined, there is a fine point easily to be missed by those rather crude minds:

"To see similarities with the eternal principles of other religions, which have to be there because the divine message is universal, does NOT imply that one sees all religions as being equally valid and that it would not matter which one to follow!" [OmarKN]


Allah knows most and best!

Blessings and greetings of Allah on the Holy Prophet,
his Noble Family, and all his Companions.

ma'a salâm,
Omar K N

Monday, August 08, 2005

Reason cannot conceive God - Allah

Reason cannot understand God, because:

"He has no intelligeable representation and
the intelligences don't show the way towards him".

laisa lahu mathala ma`qûl
wa lâ dallat `aleihi-l `uqûl


kâna wa lâ makân
wa huwa `ala mâ `aleihi kân

"He was when there was no place,
and He is now such as He has always been." TD-163/4

-> 10.4.1

Tuesday, August 02, 2005


Postmodernism in a nutshell:

(1) There is no objective truth or reality
therefore => (2)
(2) reality is constructed
therefore => (3)
(3) all comprehensible worldviews are oppressive
therefore => (4)
(4) such worldviews should be deconstructed
therefore => (5)
(5) Deconstructionism is the progressive pulverization of reality
therefore => (1)
(1) ! !


islamic state?

The idea of a nation-state is a modernist idea, not an islamic concept. "The islamic state is essentially a universal state, a state without borders." The muslims do live of course in de-facto nation-states, but they should not accept in principle the division of the world into nations and states. And if "in power their main concern would be more the preservation of the integrity of the borders than the integrity of Islam." (Charles-André Gillis, L'intégrité Islamique)

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Muslims Against Wanton Killings and Terrorism

Muslims are taking a decisive stance against any wanton killings and terrorism without exception:

Suicide or 'martyrdom'-operations are unlawful and cursed

2- To kill oneself in the course of battle is either forbidden just as suicide is forbidden haram or - at least - a doubtful course of action, for if it comes close to suicide it belongs to the area of doubtful actions which the believer has to avoid.
Another matter is to be killed the course of battle while knowing that this can be the probable outcome, which is not the same as turning oneself into a 'human' bomb and entering civilian, non-military areas.
In the first case the intention is to fight the enemy while risking death or capture, in the second it is to fight the enemy while killing oneself.

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