India out. GST war on islam. Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane as Morocco Premier (write to: abdulruff_jnu@yahoo.com)

India out.

GST war on islam.

Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane as Morocco Premier

-DR. ABDUL RUFF

abdulruff_jnu@yahoo.com

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Parliament in Rabat, Morocco, 20 November 2011

I – Poll

Moroccans have elected new lower house of parliament on 25 November, in the first national vote since the approval of constitutional reforms in July billed as laying the foundations for a fully-fledged constitutional monarchy. Moderate Islamists, as expected, did well the vote after a similar success in Tunisia’s first democratic election a month ago and the Justice and Development Party (PJD) emerged as the biggest party in Friday’s parliamentary elections.

The Justice and Development Party (PJD) took 107 seats out of the 395 in Parliament, almost twice as many as the second-place nationalist Istiqlal party, with 60 seats. The election was held more than a year early, after pro-democracy demonstrations swept the country earlier this year as part of the regionwide Arab Spring.

The leader of a moderate Islamist party Abdelilah Benkirane has been appointed by King Mohammed VI as Morocco’s new prime minister. Abdelilah will now hold talks on forming a coalition government.  His Justice and Development Party has not been in government before.

The PJD’s victory follows that of Tunisia’s Islamist Ennahda Party in an election there last month. Following elections, King Mohammed VI is for the first time obliged to choose the prime minister from the largest party, rather than naming whoever he pleases. King Mohammed received Benkirane, who is the PJD’s secretary general, in the mountain town of Midelt and named him head of government with the task of forming a new government.

Under a new constitution approved by referendum in July, the king has to choose a prime minister from the party that won the most seats. The constitution also gives the prime minister more powers to govern, but the king still has the final say on issues of defence, security and religion. The reforms were supported by all the main political parties, which called on their supporters to back the proposals in the referendum.

The 20 February movement, which spearheaded Morocco’s pro-democracy protests earlier this year, has called for a boycott of the elections, dismissing them as a “piece of theatre”. It says the constitutional changes approved in July are superficial, and perpetuate a “facade of democracy” that – it says – has disguised continuing royal rule for decades.

King Mohammed VI presented the constitutional changes as a far-reaching concession to Arab Spring-style pro-democracy protests, but activists believe they will do little to change the actual power structure and have called for a boycott of the elections. As a result of the constitutional changes approved by 98% of those voting in a 1 July referendum, the position of the prime minister, who must now be appointed from the largest party in parliament, has also been enhanced, gaining the authority to appoint government officials and dissolve parliament.  However, the parliament will have a greater share of power and – in theory – will play the leading role in a legislative process previously dominated by the king.

Benkirane, who was elected head of his party in 2008, leads its more pro-monarchy faction. He has repeatedly stated his support for a strong king, even though some of his colleagues would prefer a less powerful ruler. “The head of the state is king and no-one can govern without him,” he told supporters. The PJD has said it will promote Islamic finance. However, it has avoided focusing on issues such as alcohol and headscarves for women.

Many of the protesters who took to the streets in February feel the reforms still fall far short of their demands for a democratic, constitutional monarchy, and have called for a boycott. Ahead of the poll, the sleepy calm of the capital, Rabat, was occasionally punctuated by the marches of unemployed graduates. But the country’s powerful monarchy and the system that supports it appear to have averted any direct, mortal challenge for now.

A low turnout in the parliamentary poll would detract from the legitimacy of King Mohammed VI’s reforms and could hint at future problems.

II – Morocco

The Kingdom of Morocco is the most westerly of the North African countries known as the Maghreb. To the south, the status of Western Sahara remains unresolved. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975 and a guerrilla war with Algerian-backed pro-independence forces ended in 1991. UN efforts have failed to break the political deadlock. To the north, a dispute with Spain in 2002 over the tiny island of Perejil revived the issue of the sovereignty of Melilla and Ceuta. The small enclaves on the Mediterranean coast are surrounded by Morocco and have been administered by Madrid for centuries.

Strategically situated with both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, but with a rugged mountainous interior, it stayed independent for centuries while developing a rich culture blended from Arab, Berber, European and African influences.  However, Morocco was a French protectorate from 1912 to 1956, when Sultan Mohammed became king. He was succeeded in 1961 by his son, Hassan II, who ruled for 38 years. He played a prominent role in the search for peace in the Middle East, given the large number of Israelis of Moroccan origin, but was criticized for suppressing domestic opposition. A truth commission set up to investigate human rights violations during Hassan’s reign confirmed nearly 10,000 cases, ranging from death in detention to forced exile. After his death in 1999 Hassan was succeeded by his son, who became King Mohammed VI and was seen as a modernizer. There has been some economic and social liberalization, but the monarch has retained sweeping powers.

King Mohammed is aided by a powerful propaganda machine – his image adorns streets and shops across the country. Central to the monarchical regime’s strength is its longevity – the Alaoui dynasty gained control of most of Morocco in 1664 – and its claim of descent from the Prophet Muhammad. The king has tremendous religious and political capital – it’s not just the king but the whole political establishment, the monarchy and the “makhzen” provide for the patronage network that embodies Morocco’s ruling elite.

Moroccan citizens, many of them poor and illiterate and living in rural areas, are made to believe that the monarch has a special gift or blessing and they feel that they have some psychological relationship with the king. Symbolic rituals also boost his status. In an annual ceremony of allegiance, the “bay’a”, Moroccan officials bow before the king as he parades on a horse.

Despite these traditional trappings, the monarchy under the 48-year-old king has taken on a more modern, reformist image. His father, Hassan II, ran a notoriously brutal regime between 1961 and 1999. Opponents were tortured and protests repressed.  1965, the interior minister at the time, Gen Mohammed Oufkir, supervised a crackdown on demonstrations in Casablanca from a helicopter while – according to one story – personally spraying rioters with a machine gun. But a process of gradual reform began in the final years of Hassan’s rule, and continued with his son. It included a family law that advanced women’s rights and a truth commission that explored abuses under King Hassan – though none of those responsible were prosecuted.

Along with Ennahda in Tunisia and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey, it places itself within a contemporary movement to promote and respect Islam and reconcile Islam and democracy. Coalitions of more secular, royalist parties have tried to smother it and the Islamists have found it hard to directly challenge the king because of his religious status as “commander of the faithful”. It too is seen by many as being in the pocket of the palace. The PJD here in Morocco is presenting the ‘third way’ between revolution and the uncertainty of the current system.

The toppling of long-standing leaders in Tunisia and Egypt at the beginning of the year is widely seen as having caught the Moroccan regime off-guard, at a time when the reform process had stagnated. As Morocco’s own protest movement took shape, a long-held taboo was breached. It’s the first time in Morocco that the king was openly criticized and they didn’t shoot people. Instead, the monarchy’s response was to promise changes including rights guarantees and more powers for the parliament. These were enshrined in a new constitution that was approved by referendum in July.

III – Observations

Maybe, the Arab World is in the process of changing but Arabs still don’t know the results and what will happen in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria or Yemen especially the destruction of Libya by the NATO-UNSC terror organizations. The moderately Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), which has been buoyed by the recent reforms, and by the gains Islamists have made elsewhere in the region, could win the election and so supply the next prime minister.

Leaders of Morocco claim they are presenting the way of reform without losing the stability, the unity of the country- but at the same time furthering the democratic agenda of Morocco.

Morocco’s ruling elite thinks it has skillfully sidestepped the revolutionary fervor sweeping the Arab world by offering a milder, more peaceful vision of change. Critics of the reforms point in particular to the fact that the king will still have wide-ranging executive powers, in particular control over foreign, defence and security policy. Activists also say the reforms will not end the behind-the-scenes dominance of the “makhzen” – a power apparatus of veteran politicians, powerful businesspeople, the security forces and royal officials controlled by the king through a system of patronage.

Morocco is bidding for membership of the European Union, its main trade partner, but there appears to be little enthusiasm for this within the bloc.

Morocco has been given the status of non-Nato ally by Washington, which has praised its support for the US-led war on terror. After deadly suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003, Morocco launched a crackdown on suspected Islamic militants.

The message of a democratic agenda and gradual change is one that has gone down well with Morocco’s allies in the anti-Islamic US and Europe who promote pro-west leaders in Muslim world and destabilize the Muslim nations if the leaders do not buy CIA terror gimmicks…

Political and poll bribery is common. Sheep were being handed out to voters, and over the last few months, the protest movement has been subject to a smear campaign, arrests, and intimidation at the hands of shadowy groups of pro-monarchy thugs known as “baltaja”. But Moroccans say they will show the Western world that Morocco can bring about a gentle revolution and the nation can travel towards a real democracy.

In Morocco elections are never decisive as the king retains ultimate control and though parliament has more power, parties are weak. The electoral system is prepared on purpose not to let anyone succeed, so it’s impossible to get more than 20% of the seats in parliament and this is to allow the monarchy to dominate. The manipulation of the party system is just one of the old-fashioned tactics still being deployed to bolster the status quo.  According to analysts, the reforms passed this year are largely cosmetic, and there is no guarantee they will be put into practice on the ground. However, so long as it plays the NATO fiddle well, it has got nothing to worry.

Claims, fake or real, of descent from the Prophet Muhammad (Peace) by a few pampered Muslim leaders might be fashionable but are ridiculous if they decline to promote true Islam in the society. Moroccan king clams the same of being a descent from the Prophet Muhammad but he shamelessly sides with NATO terrorism and western anti-Islamism. A Muslim nation that promotes anti-Islamism and helps, directly or otherwise, the anti-Islamic GST rogues and refuses to promote Islamic way of life and institutionalize Islamic law on daily basis ceases to be a Muslim nation.  Muslim leaders in such societies are guilty of anti-Islamic crimes.

Elected premier Islamist leader Abdelilah Benkirane, though worships the king, has a responsibly constructive role to play in this regard so that Islam takes firm roots in the society. Americans, Britishers and other western terrocrats cannot help him or Morocco in this regard. Benkirane’s pro-people policies and their proper implementation would greatly benefit not just Muslims but entire humanity in some measure.

Muhammad praying at the Ka’ba.

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د. عبد راف

Dr. Abdul Ruff, Specialist on State Terrorism; Educationalist;Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst;Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine,Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc); Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims. Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA  & other anti-Islamic agencies. Former university Teacher;/website:abdulruff.wordpress.com

Tennis ace Sania Mirza to be Telengana’s ambassador

 

 

 

Tennis ace Sania Mirza to be Telengana’s ambassador

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on July 22 appointed ‘Brand Ambassador’ of Telangana,  one two new states created recently by  bifurcating Andhra Pradesh- other  sisterly new state is Seemandhra. Sania Mirza will promote the new Telengana state’s interests in India and abroad

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs. one crore to 27-year-old at an interaction session with industrialists in Hyderabad. Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma, Special Chief Secretary (Industries) K. Pradeep Chandra and other officials were present.

On the occasion, the Telengana Chief Minister said that Telangana is proud of Sania who is a true Hyderabadi. She’s now ranked number five in international tennis doubles “and we wish she becomes the number one”.

Sania Mirza born on 15 November 1986, in Mumbai is a professional Indian tennis player. For a decade starting in 2003 through to 2013, she was ranked by the Women’s Tennis Association as India’s highest ranked player, both in singles and doubles.

In her career, Mirza has notable wins over Svetlana Kuznetsova, Vera Zvonareva, Marion Bartoli; and former World No. 1s Martina Hingis, Dinara Safina, and Victoria Azarenka. Unfortunately Sania Mirza switched her focus from singe to mixed and other doubles. She is the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India, with a career high ranking of 27 in singles and 5 in doubles She is the first Indian female player to surpass US$1m in career earnings; first Indian to win a WTA Tour title of any kind; and, by winning the 2009 Australian Open – Mixed Doubles Event, became the third Indian, male or female, to win a Grand Slam title.

Mirza has won the 2012 French Open – Mixed Doubles Event (her second Grand Slam title. Earlier, as a junior player Mirza had won 10 singles and 13 doubles titles. She won the 2003 Wimbledon Championships Girls’ Doubles title, 

Mirza was named one of the ’50 heroes of Asia’ by Time in October 2005.[4] In March 2010, The Economic Times named Mirza in the list of the “33 women who made India proud”. The Telangana government appointed her as the first brand ambassador of the Telangana state, India on 22nd July, 2014.

Sania was born on 15 November 1986 to Imran Mirza, a sports journalist and builder, and his wife Naseema, who worked in a printing business in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was brought up in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in a Shi’a Muslim family. She is related to former cricket captains Ghulam Ahmed of India, and Asif Iqbal of Pakistan.

Mirza began playing tennis at the age of six, turning professional in 2003. She was trained by her father. She attended NASR school in Hyderabad and later graduated from St. Mary’s College. Mirza started to show early success as she made her debut in April 2001 on the ITF Circuit as a 15-year-old. Her highlights of 2001 include a quarterfinals showing in Pune and a semifinal finish in New Delhi.

As the 2002 season began, she turned around a season of early losses to winning three straight titles; her first in her home town Hyderabad and the other two in Manila, Philippines. In February 2003, Mirza was given a wildcard to play in her first ever WTA tournament, at the AP Tourism Hyderabad Open, in her hometown.

Sania is not without controversies. The short tennis clothes she wears on the court has drawn criticism from some Muslim religious group but she blasted the critiques  saying they should not worry too much  about how she dresses up but how much she does for India by wining tournaments.

In 2009, Sania Mirza became engaged to childhood friend Sohrab Mirza. However the engagement was called off shortly after. She started seeing Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. On 12 April 2010, she married Shoaib Malik in a traditional Muslim Islamic Wedding ceremony at the Taj Krishna Hotel in Hyderabad, India followed by Pakistani wedding customs for a mehr of 6.1 million (US$137,500). Their Walima ceremony was held in Lahore, Pakistan.

Sania could have focused on singes instead of switching to doubles   as per the wishes of the tennis management and sport ministry. Had she played more seriously the singles instead of shifting to doubles in order to win more games, Mirza would have, like Maria Sharapova, become one of the top most payers today.

Sania Mirza is current youth icon of India. Sania Mirza created history in tennis by becoming the first ever Indian to break into the top 50 WTA rankings. Sania’s stellar play and winning personality has won her an Arjuna Award, India’s top sports honor. Sania has also appeared on the South Asian cover of TIME magazine where she was included in the publication’s list of “Asia’s 50 heroes.” Sania Mirza recently became the first Indian to be seeded number one in a WTA event. Sania Mirza only 22 has a huge fan base in India and is turning heads all over the world. Sania Mirza is celebrated and adulated for her attitude towards life, her fashion sense and her immense talent.

Sania Mirza received an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters from the MGR Educational and Research Institute University in Chennai on 11 December 2008.

The decision of Telengana government to bestow upon Sania Mirza who made India and Telengana proud, the honour of the state ambassador is indeed a step in the right direction.

 

More honors maybe are in the pipeline.

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith and life. 

Humanity has a right to know the truth which does not require endorsements. -DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Prolific writer, Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs,  Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books; Dr. Abdul Ruff has published his views globally in  hundreds of   printed as well as online newspapers. website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 - CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India)

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Israel: Oscar film exposes Zionist fascism! (Time Run-out for Fascist Israel in Mideast -Part -128)

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Israel: Oscar film exposes Zionist fascism!

(Time Run-out for Fascist Israel in Mideast -Part -128)

- By DR. ABDUL RUFF

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At times, strange things do happen notwithstanding the strenuous efforts by the concerned to obstruct them from happening.

It is shocking that Israel, a close strategic terror ally of an innocent looking India has allowed a pro-Palestine documentary by a Jew to be produced and released  especially when Israeli fascist  crimes in occupied Palestine  is being criticised by UN HR commission, though no  punitive measure against Israeli criminal leaders is forthcoming as yet. .

The focus of an Oscar-nominated Israeli documentary “The Gatekeepers” has annoyed terror PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s fascist and essentially military government. The film’s criticism of Israel’s policy toward the besieged Palestinians has exposed Zionist fascist ideology. Its run for Sunday’s Academy Awards comes at an awkward time for the conservative Netanyahu. He narrowly won…

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Israel: Oscar film exposes Zionist fascism! (Time Run-out for Fascist Israel in Mideast -Part -128)

Israel: Oscar film exposes Zionist fascism! (Time Run-out for Fascist Israel in Mideast -Part -128).

USA and EU offer “Last Chance” to Iran and Russia, Israel just kills Palestinians!

USA and EU offer “Last Chance” to Iran and Russia, Israel just kills Palestinians!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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It sounds funny but one has to accept it at its face value: the Western fascist threat and ultimatum to Russia and Iran on different issues, of course. In other words, both Russia and Iran are going to be destroyed by the West and possibly joined also by Israel.

Even as Israel once again invaded Palestine, killing hundreds of innocent people, including children as per the CIA-Mossad plan, last week Western powers accelerated pressure on Iran to make concessions over its atomic activities after Iran-six world powers (the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China) failed to meet a July 20 deadline for a deal to end the decade-old dispute but agreed to keep talking. The announcement to give diplomacy until Nov. 24 came a day before the July 20 deadline that Iran and west had earlier set for an agreement.

Almost the same time and in an arrogant bossy tone, Ukraine accused Russia and pro-Moscow rebels of destroying evidence of “international crimes” as guerrillas and foreign observers faced off over access to the wreckage of the downed Malaysian airliner. As Kiev raised the stakes by saying it had evidence that a Russian fired the missile widely assumed to have killed all 298 aboard on 17 July, a separatist leader blamed Ukraine for the delay and called on Moscow to help in recovering bodies starting to rot after two days in baking summer heat on the steppe. Russia urged both sides to open access to foreign experts.

First, consider the challenge from West to Russia over Ukraine and plane shooting. After President Barack Obama called the loss of flight MH17 a usual “wake-up call” to Europe to join the USA in threatening Moscow with heavier economic sanctions if it does not help end the conflict, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin, urging him to use his influence with the rebels to ensure an urgent ceasefire. Germany responded by saying Moscow may have a last chance now to show that it really is seriously interested in a solution. “Now is the moment for everyone to stop and think to themselves what might happen if we don’t stop the escalation.”

However, Germany, like other EU states heavily dependent on Russian energy and trade, has been less eager than Washington to damage its own economy by escalating a confrontation with Moscow that has revived memories of the Cold War. But with military action not seen as an option, Western powers have few other levers.

Fighting flared in eastern Ukraine overnight. The government said it was pressing its offensive near Donetsk and Luhansk. Ukraine’s prime minister said armed men barred government experts from collecting evidence and threatened to detain them. Media from West could not approach the plane wreckage and would simply be informed in due course of an investigation conducted by the separatists. However, fighters later let them visit an area where one of the Boeing 777′s two engines lay. “The terrorists, with the help of Russia, are trying to destroy evidence of international crimes,” the Ukrainian government said in a statement.

In the regional capital Donetsk, the prime minister of the separatist authorities told a news conference that Kiev was holding up the arrival of international experts whose mission to probe the cause – and potentially blame Russia – for the disaster was authorized by the United Nations Security Council.

 

Now, second, on the issue of Western powers targeting Iran on its legitimate right to technology and nuclear power at par with other nuclear nations. Enriched uranium can be used to make fuel for nuclear power plants, Iran’s stated aim, but can also provide material for bombs if refined further, which the West fears may be the country’s ultimate aim because every now nuclear power had done the same way. .

Iran says the nuclear program, their legitimate right, is also entirely peaceful like other nuclear powers do and wants sanctions that have severely damaged its oil-dependent economy to be lifted as soon as possible. The six western nuclear powers targeting Iran want to significantly scale back its uranium enrichment program to make sure it cannot produce nuclear bombs.

After years of rising tension between Iran and the West and fears of a new Middle East war, last year’s election of a pragmatist, Hassan Rouhani, as Iran’s president led to a thaw in ties that resulted in the current nuclear negotiations. They agreed to extend the high-stakes negotiations by four months, and let Iran access another $2.8 billion of its cash frozen abroad during that period, though most sanctions on the Islamic Republic stayed in place. Germany – one of the major powers trying to persuade Iran to curb its nuclear program – warned that the extended talks might be the last chance for a long time to reach a peaceful solution.

November has been fixed as ultimatum to Iran to show progress. Western diplomats said there had been some progress during nearly three weeks of marathon discussions with Tehran in Vienna’s 19th century Coburg palace and that gaps in positions were not “unbridgeable”. But, they say cannot accept that Iran stays at current levels of enrichment. The few months until November could be the last and best chance for a long time to end the nuclear argument peacefully. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Iran must show it is willing to dispel all doubts about the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

Under the terms of the extension of the negotiations, Iran will be able to access during this time a relatively small portion of an estimated more than $100 billion held abroad, in return for limits to its nuclear program. It prolongs – with some adjustments – an interim deal hammered out in Geneva last year, under which Iran halted its most controversial nuclear work in exchange for some easing of sanctions. The six-month deal – which allowed Iran to receive its $4.2 billion in funds held abroad – was designed to create time and space for the negotiation of a permanent agreement.

American officials stressed that most sanctions against Iran Republic would remain in place for now. Iran will not get any more money during these four months than it did during the last six months, and the vast majority of its frozen oil revenues will remain inaccessible US. Secretary of State John Kerry said they will continue to vigorously enforce the sanctions that remain in place.

It remains uncertain whether four more months of talks will yield a final deal, since major underlying differences remain after six rounds of meetings since February. A senior Western diplomat said they are definitely convinced it’s doable; it’s a question of political will.

In exchange for the $2.8 billion, Kerry said, Iran agreed to take several steps, including neutralizing its most sensitive uranium stocks – uranium that has been enriched to a level of 20 percent purity – by converting it to fuel for a research reactor in Tehran used to make medical isotopes. French Foreign Minister Laurent said in Cairo that major disagreements remained though some had been resolved..

Iran says it would be willing to delay development of an industrial-scale uranium enrichment program for up to seven years and to keep the 19,000 centrifuges it has installed so far for this purpose, but Washington says this is still too many.

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton – who leads the talks for the powers – and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a joint statement that the talks would resume in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, some members of US Congress are eager to impose new and tougher sanctions on Iran. But the US officials said they would continue to oppose new sanctions as long as the negotiations were underway but would drop their opposition if the talks collapsed.

Third, not listed here is the deadly American arrogance in world affairs its s imposition of will on others. World is witnessing since Sept-11 hoax a crude fact that USA as the controlling super power of the world seeks to be allowed to decide who should do what in nay part of the world and who should not.

Any one opposing US imperialist ideas and invasion agenda is dealt with sternly. Currently, Russia as well as Iran is their prime target for repressive actions, trying to cripple their economies.

While USA and Russia are fighting to showcase their world standing by fueling crises in other nations, Israel is also making strenuous efforts to remain the super power of Mideast by killing the Palestine people, besieged by Israel and Egypt. The Zionist criminal military has invaded Palestine now during the holy month of Ramadan, killing people, including children just for quenching their blood thirst, consuming the Palestinian flesh. .

Indeed, great shows of militarism  by world terrocracies!

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Indian Muslims: Abdul Nassar Madani – Victim of Hindutva Conspiracy

Indian Muslims: Abdul Nassar Madani – Victim of Hindutva Conspiracy

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

 

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Muslims in India, remaining as the so-called suspected ones since 1947 and the image  readily reactivated plus boosted especially since the Sept-11 hoax, need to be extra cautious as they could be the target of state cum Hindutva attacks even for fun or sadistic pleasures.

 

It is indeed pleasant news that the Indian Supreme Court on July 11 Friday granted one month bail to Kerala Islamic scholar turned PDP chief Abdul Nassar Madani, a prominent victim of Hindutva conspiracy,  who has been in Bangalore Central Prison since October 2010. The conditional bail granted was based on the health grounds. Though he will be provided police security, he will not be under custody, allowing him to take treatment in any hospital of his choice.

SC directed Madani who has literally been on siege to take treatment only in Bangalore and said that he should not leave the city at any cost. The other condition includes furnishing Rs. 1 lakh bond as surety and not to tamper evidence and witnesses while being outside jail. SC also directed the State govt. to provide security to monitor if any violation is done.

 

This is the first time Madani has been bailed out. Earlier the court allowed him to take treatment at various hospitals and to attend his daughter’s marriage in Kerala.

 

The bail does allow him to visit him home in Kerala or attend political meetings.
Abdul Nassar Madani was arrested in the month of Ramzan four years ago from his home as he willingly surrendered to the state order to arrest him. And he has been granted bail in month of Ramzan this year.

 

 

Madani has been lodged in Karnataka jail and is in judicial custody for years now and government says he suffers for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts and similar incidents in Ahmadabad, Surat and Jaipur. Government seems to involve him more blasts so that he remains in jail for ever.

 

Already, Madani has faced state torture for over 10 years in Kerala and Tamil Nadu jails before he was acquitted by the courts having found no credible evidence in his involvement in terror acts, disproved the state police intelligence claims against Madani, and disposed all charges. And, in Bangalore jail he has been languishing without proper trials, and losing health day by day, especially he is fast losing his eye sight. .

Courts, including the Apex Court, earlier rejected Madani’s bail please almost citing a dangerous situation if he on bail.  Media terrorized the people   signally terror attacks if Madani is released. The apex court has earler passed the directions for medical help to Madani, while declining to entertain senior counsel Sushil Kumar’s plea for interim bail to him to enable him undergo treatment at the Kottakkal Arya VaidyaSala in Kerala’s Malappuram district. Kumar pleaded that Madani be released on bail as he was falsely implicated and cited his acquittal in the Coimbatore bomb blast case after nine-and-half years of incarceration as proof of his innocence. He further submitted that the accused, who had to undergo amputation of one of his legs and was suffering from serious spinal problems and associated symptoms, was no threat to the law enforcing agencies. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chelameswar, however, directed the Karnataka government to provide medical treatment to Madani, founder of Peoples Democratic Party in Kerala, at the Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala in Bangalore for his various health problems.

When justice was denied by Karnataka High Court, Madani moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on his arrest in the case.

Earlier, on January 03, 2012 The Supreme Court rejected the bail plea of Abdul Nassar Madani, arrested for his alleged role in the 2008 serial terror blasts in Bangalore, Ahmadabad and Jaipur. Abdul Nassar Madani, an implicated falsely as accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blast case,  said he was presently facing a tragic situation as the “ray of justice” still appeared to be far off.

The Supreme Court bench was divided on granting bail to Madani and posted the matter to chief justice of India to form a new bench to decide on the plea. In March 2013 Madani was granted a 5-day short interim bail to attend his daughter’s wedding and to visit his ailing father. On 21 October 2013, the Supreme Court of India directed the Karnataka Government to immediately shift Madani to a private hospital for treatment. The court also allowed his wife to be along with him as a bystander during his stay in the hospital
By allowing bail now to an ailing Abdul Nassar Madani who has been in Jail for years now , having been falsely implicated in terror  dramas without any credible evidence of crimes and proper trials, Supreme Court indirectly – and rightly- calls Karnataka government claims bluff and allows temporary freedom for one month with conditions.

Karnataka government must resign for misleading the people of India with fake evidences.

 

 

 

Madani Phenomenon

 

 

Abdul Nassar Madani, now known as simply Madani was born in Sasthamkotta, Kollam district, Kerala state in India is a Muslim religious leader turned political leader.

 

Abdul Nassar Madani, who was running a Madrassa in his village to train  children in Holy Quran, and actively involved in spiritual activity through his organisation “dasooqiyyathul muhammediyya”,  came to public scene by protesting the Hindutva threat to Muslims and Islam in Kerala and India. Madani had set up the Islamic Seva Sangh in 1989 to counter the powerful Hindutva RSS.  However, Indian government banned the organization in 1992 obviously  on request from Hindutva forces for alleged subversive act along with RSS, Shiv Sena following the Babri Masjid demolition. While Indian government revoked the ban on Hindu organizations, it refused to apply the same logic and rule the Islamic Seva Sangh (ISS) and Madani wound up the ISS forthwith while RSS thrived with state protection and guidance.

In 1992, during the Babri Mosque destruction era, Madani also became a soft target of an assassination attempt, allegedly by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh activist, in which he lost his right leg and is fitted with an artificial limb. However, his enemies did not leave him alone even after he left ISS.

False testimonies by fake witnesses complicated the case and Madani had to struggle to exist.  False cases have been filed against him by the police. Tehelka, a political magazine finds that Yoganand a BJP worker, and witness in Madani case, does not even know that he is a witness in the Madani case. His testimony in the charge-sheet reads, “I have seen strangers visit the estate. Among them was a man wearing a cap. I had seen him only on television. I realised that the man was Madani.” Some of the Bharatiya Janata Party and RSS workers said they had not seen Madani in the area. The testimony of Rafeeq, who had worked in the Lakkeri estate as a labor and was arrested by SIT in 2008 reads, “I was subjected to brutal torture”, he said. “They even gave me electric shocks. I was forced to give testimony against Madani. They threatened to book me in terrorism cases and to put me behind bars forever along with Naseer if I didn’t sign the witness statement. I had no option, I did it. Since then I have been burning with guilt. I know that an innocent man is in prison because of me”

 

Out of Coimbatore prison, Madani himself declared his intention was to be part of mainstream politics and regretted his past radical positions. It was with this “reformed” Madani that the CPI-M forged an alliance and the powerful party boss in the state Pinarayi Vijayan shared the stage with him despite strong reservations of his arch rival and Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan. The 89-year-old Marxist has persistently declined to do any business with Madani or leaders of any other radical group since he is firm that communalism of both minority and majority hues are equally dangerous.

Reported alleged confessions of LeT suspect Nazir, prime accused in the Bangalore blasts that killed one person and injured 20 others, spelt trouble for Madani again, leading to him being charge sheeted in the case and arrest. Madani has repeatedly maintained that he has been falsely implicated in the case and alleged a deep rooted conspiracy by security agencies.

The PDP leader was also an accused in the 1998 Coimbatore serial bomb blast case in which 58 people were killed and over 200 injured hours before an election meeting to be addressed by senior BJP leader L K Advani. He was acquitted later by the trial court. Two police officers from Bangalore had come to Kerala a week ago with the warrant, after the PDP leader’s anticipatory plea was rejected by the Karnataka High Court.

 

Indian regime, Hindutva forces and their media perhaps still want his blood  for supporting Muslims against the will and wish of the regime and  Hindutva forces. Though he  full aware of all  conspiratorial operations against him, Madani refused to  obey the  Almighty’s laws, continued to play  useless politics, mixing religion with politics . .

All efforts through legal means by Madani to get bail from illegal jail sufferings have been blocked by the governments and intelligence wings so that he suffers in jails. Probably they think once out of jail he would resume his politics cutting into vote banks of major parties like Congress. .

Giving a message during his daughter’s marriage here, Madani, now on a temporary bail, said “I am in a tragic situation where the ray of justice is still far off.”  Madani, however, said he was not disappointed or sad, but took it as an opportunity for self-purification as granted by the Almighty..Madani’s counsel Kumar’s argument, however, failed to impress the court.

They all want to keep Kerala-based Madani in jails in various states as per their hidden plan.  forever and if he is released from jail on one case  anew case is booked to take him back to jail. . And the Indian media that literally control the regime and try to influence the judiciary by supplying false news and reports as evidence.

 

Conspiracy

India wants all Muslims to praise and promote Hindutva designs if they want to survive and those who protect Muslims or work genuinely disregarding the Hindutva demands, are finished.  The world fame painter MF Hussain was the target of Hindutva forces, making his life miserable in India and he had to take refuge in Qatar where he breathed last.

Abdul Nassar Madani from Kerala who tried to protect Muslims and their self prestige has been the target of not only the Hindutva forces but even the regime is on a revenge course against him by falsely implicating him in fake cases. .

The Indian state and Hindu political organizations targets Madani for trying to protect Muslims because he takes over the power and supposed role of the State.

The governments, intelligence wings, police, and communalized media have made Madani and his family members the target of their conspiracy in the background of Sept-11 hoax.  The charges of terror links continued to haunt Madani and his wife Soofiya, who was arrested in December 2009 in connection with the torching of a Tamil Nadu transport corporation bus in 2007 to protest the continued detention of the PDP supremo in Coimbatore prison.

Madani was alleged of having involvement in almost every terror r attacks in India, including the 1998 Coimbatore bombings but acquitted of all charges after spending nine and half years in Coimbatore Central Prison. Later he is alleged of having involvement in 2008 Bangalore serial blast.

Currently, Madani is under judicial custody in relation with the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts. But his involvement is unproven He is not found guilty in any of the case so far.

Madani thought upon acquittal from Coimbatore jail, he was free to live like other humans but he was mistaken: Indian regime haunts him, family. After Coimbatore jail torture,  he has been  jailed in Bangalore.  A Karnataka court issued a fresh non-bailable warrant citing his involvement in a Bangalore blast.

Madani was listed as the 31st accused in an additional charge sheet filed by the police last month after alleged confessions by suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operative T Nazir linking him to the Bangalore blasts that left one person dead and 20 others injured.

On February 11, 2011, the Karnataka High Court had rejected Madani’s plea. After his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by Karnataka High Court, Madani proffered to surrender so as to avoid ‘unpleasant situations’ when he was to be arrested. The High Court had said, “There is seldom ever that direct evidence is there in such cases”.

The seemingly false testimonies of witnesses, G Prabhakar, KB Rafeeq and KK Yoganand were quoted in the judgment dismissing the bail plea. Conspiracy by very nature is hatched in complete secrecy otherwise the whole purpose will be frustrated.

Madani had earlier in the day told reporters that he would surrender before a local court this afternoon after mid-day prayers with the orphanage inmates. Maintaining that he was falsely implicated in the case as part of “a deep-rooted conspiracy”, Madani said he wanted to surrender as he had faith in the judiciary and also he could record whatever he wanted to say in the court.

 

A Karnataka Police team has been camping in his place Kollam Kerala here for eight days waiting for the nod from the local police for the arrest of Madani, whose anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the Karnataka High Court on August 3.

Madani’s Anwarassery camp has been witnessing high drama and suspense  for days with the state police sending forces there creating the impression that the arrest was imminent. But the matter dragged on in view of the security situation on the eve of the Independence Day and the then three-day visit of President Pratibha Patil to the state.

Madani himself preferred to surrender in a court instead of arrest. The issue gained momentum with two senior police officials from Karnataka arriving and making it clear that they could no longer wait indefinitely as they were bound to complete the legal process.

Ending the eight-day long suspense, PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani was arrested amid high drama from his house in Kollam by the Karnataka Police. Hours before the deadline set by the Bangalore court was to expire, a Karnataka Police team executed the non-bailable arrest warrant in connection with the 2008 Bangalore blast case as Madani emerged from his orphanage-cum-Madrassa complex at Anwarassery here. Bangalore Deputy Commissioner of Police Omkarayya executed the warrant against Madani with the support of Kerala Police shortly after the PDP leader said he would be surrendering in a local magistrate court.

After a blame game between the two states, an understanding between Kerala and Karnataka on executing the warrant was reached last night leaving no other option for the PDP leader, who had raised the issue of his ill-health.

 

As Madani came out in a vehicle from his camp after mid-day prayers, a heavy contingent of Kerala Police in riot gear blocked the vehicle to facilitate the Karnataka officials to effect the arrest. The police then took charge of the vehicle allowing only Madani’s wife Soofiya and a personal aid to remain with the PDP leader. Kollam SP Harshita Attalluri, who was leading the Kerala Police team, told reporters gathered in large numbers at the spot that Madani had been arrested by Karnataka Police.

 

The entire exercise took place without any immediate law and order problem except some slogan shouting by supporters hailing their leader while children, women and inmates of the orphanage weeping.

Madani was taken to Thiruvananthapuram en route to Bangalore by air so that he could be produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate there this evening itself.

Neither the Karnataka/Kerala/Tamil Nadu government nor even Indian government has any idea of what exactly an ordinary Madani could have done to others in protecting fellow Muslims.

 

Political ambitions  

 

Religiously driven Madani has been inspired and lured by political limelight plus benefits and he is focused on Kerala Muslim vote bank.

Following the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992, he launched the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), with the stated objective of creating a “Muslim-Dalit-backward caste” alliance. However his vote bank politics did not take off along the expected lines and he is a failure in secular politics since there are political outfits already established as so-called secular parties and only some Muslims and Hindus vote for his PDP.  However, in some Muslim pockets in Kerala, Madani is still looked upon as a hero and a saviour.

Madani was falsely alleged in several terror operations (and the media projected him as an anti-India terrorist) including the Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case held on February 14, 1998 that killed 58 people. Madani was imprisoned for nine years as an under-trial. However, Madani was acquitted of all charges after 9 years of imprisonment. Madani charged that there is an hidden political agenda in connecting him with the Coimbatore blast case.

In the subsequent years, he had been able to build a support base throughout the state and had some understanding with the UDF, though no one was still ready to break bread with him in the open. His downfall began when he was arrested in March 1998 in connection with a case of making an inflammatory speech in Kozhikode.

It was while in custody in this case, he was sought by Tamil Nadu police in connection with the Coimbatore blasts case, resulting in detention till his acquittal in 2007. He was accused of supplying explosives for the Coimbatore blasts that claimed 58 lives and injured over 200 people ahead of an election meeting addressed by senior BJP leader L K Advani. But the trial court exonerated him of the charges.

Leading political parties, Congress and Leftists, have used Madani for poll purposes as a key speaker to garner Muslim votes. Congress-led UDF, which had also had some understanding with the PDP in its early days, has taken a strident anti-Madani posture since the run up to the Lok Sabha polls.  It was when he was already finding himself in a politically isolated state that he was arraigned as an accused in the additional charge sheet in 2008 Bangalore bomb blasts case, reportedly based on the statement given to police by T Nazeer, an LeT supect and a key accused in the case.

Kerala communist government of Achuthanandan officially handed over Madani to Karnataka police. Madani was arrested in connection with the Bangalore blasts after eight days of suspense with the BJP Government in Karnataka blaming the LDF Ministry for the delay in executing the arrest warrant. CPI-M had a sort of an adjustment with PDP by supporting an independent acceptable to both in the Muslim-dominated Ponnani seat in the last Parliament polls, but virtually maintained a distance from him after the elections.

Political ambitions of an Islamic teacher and craze for fame have led to his own destruction in jail life. Madani had made a triumphant return to the Kerala state following his eventual acquittal in the fake Coimbatore blasts case in August 2007 after nine years of incarceration. A hero’s welcome was accorded to him then with several LDF ministers turning up at a massive public reception held here.

 

Analysts say that the public perception on terrorism has made it difficult for outfits like PDP or Popular Front of India, a radical Muslim outfit, to build a credible support base among Muslims in the state who support Congress, Muslim league and Communist parties.. .

 

Politically   Kerala-based PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani is finished.  Madani finds himself in political isolation with mainstream parties in the state keeping away from him, despite past dalliance with him, after he was charge sheeted in the Bangalore blasts case. Madani’s space in the mainstream has shrunk considerably after the 2009 Lok Sabha polls when his party had truck with the ruling LDF which however failed to yield any political dividends at the hustings. This situation, according to political analysts here, has pushed Madani into isolation, giving rise to doubts about the strength of his support base with the Assembly polls just eight months away. In the 2014 PDP did not contest and refused to support any party.

Madani, now in his mid-40s, burst on the public scene in Kerala in early 1990s as a fiery orator under the banner of Islamic Sevak Sangh (ISS), started by him to rival RSS. The young Muslim cleric in Kerala could then attract a sizeable following, especially in the southern parts where a mainstream party like Indian Union Muslim League could not strike roots. In the turbulent days that followed the demolition of Babri Masjid, ISS was outlawed and Madani floated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1994, positioning itself as a political force of the minorities, depressed classes and marginalized sections, shedding the tag of a “Muslim outfit.”

Alas, in the force of political game, Madani found himself marginalized and isolated

Indian government has used Muslims to criticize Madani.

Indian corporate media targets him.

Opinion

 

 

Undoubtedly, there is a strong conspiracy against Madani which is the reason why  he  was arrested again  after release from 10 years of wrongful jail  term and he is being  tortured both physically and mentally , by keeping him in jails.

In fact, may well wishers of Madani even think why Indian regime doesn’t kill Madani once for all, like Kashmiri Afzal Guru was hanged, instead of torturing him like this endlessly. Nothing would happen to the regime if Madani is also killed, after all Indian media would dutifully stand behind the regime’s decisions.
It appears Indian regime as well as the system is deadly poised against Madani as their prerogative, seeking his blood. An individual, especially a Muslim in India, cannot challenge the regime. Madani is only an ordinary Muslim in front of the government though he may think he is too big. Popularity and perhaps money he seeks in the society by playing with fire is ridiculous. .

 
The government can implicate Madani in more terror cases if it wants to further harass him. He should keep this vital truth in deciding his future course. .

Madani needs to change and stoop putting Kerala Muslims in danger by continued politicking. . . Madani can do a lot for the Mosque and Muslims without getting into politics.

Enough of political adventurism and the resultant persecution for that! Madani should seriously think of his plight against the background of animosity all around and shut his political shop and return to sincere prayers and work in mosques.

Madani would do better to realize the crude fact that God has saved him already twice and he should not test God any more. If it wanted, Supreme Court could have refused him bail by siding with Karnataka government. But the Apex Court valued justice very high above the governmental will. Most likely, Madani would be eventually released from Bangalore Jail.

Madani needs to know that he is no more, as he used to be a Madrassa teacher,   any inspiration to his community or Kerala now.  In fact he has become a n agony for Muslims and a burden on them as well as Islam.

In the name of faith, Madani is not supposed to commit more stupidity by remaining in politics for popularity and money.. Madani must now seriously consider end his political life after in jail for 14 long years without trials, without justification on false charges by anti-Islamic Indian forces.

Madani is neither a god nor a Prophet; he is just an ordinary mortal.

Madani has to come out of Satan’s influences and abandon the fort of political benefits for his own sake if not for the sake of  those Muslims who sympathize with him and get  agitated  when  some  bad things happen to him on  account of his own  mistakes.

 

However, if he still wants to suffer more in other jails all over India, he is free to devise his own plight and ill-fate.

In the world one can’t avoid Satans of all sorts.  But let Madani at least now leave the companionship of “satan” and ignore its political provocations.

God and Mosque are enough for him.

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Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal, Educationist; Prolific writer; Chancellor-Founder of Centor for International Affairs(CIA); Independent Analyst-Commentator-Columnist; Chronicler of Foreign occupations & Freedom movements(Palestine, Kashmir, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Xinjiang, Chechnya, etc.) Former university Teacher; website: abdulruff. wordpress.com/ abdulruff_jnu@ yahoo.com.

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Terrorism is caused by anti-Islamic forces. Anti-Muslimism and anti-Islamism are more dangerous than “terrorism” Fake democracies like USA-Israel twins have zero-tolerance to any criticism of their anti-Muslim and other aggressive practices.  Anti-Islamic forces & terrorists are using criminal elements for terrorizing the world and they in disguise are harming genuine interests of ordinary Muslims.  Global media today, even in Muslim nations, are controlled by CIA  & other anti-Islamic agencies. 

Energy Politics: Russia loses Europe, China looks to Central Asia


 

Energy Politics: Russia loses Europe, China looks to Central Asia

-By DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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Energy politics today dominates the world scene where the western powers invade and destabilize energy rich and route providing Muslim nations, killing millions of people and causing serious damage to climate stability. Regional powers like Israel do their anti-humanity and anti-climate destructions in their own ways by suing the terror goods of the western powers.

Like Mideast and central Asia, Russia is also a top energy supplier, mainly to Europe through Ukraine.  Russia holds the world’s largest share of combined oil and gas production, at 15 percent of global output. Moscow remained the world’s largest exporter of natural gas, producing 22 percent of global output.

However, in a global context, Russian gas market is in trouble as Russia’s troubles start coming to light. The fallout from the Crimean annexation, in terms of sanctions and market reassessment, Russia’s loss has been not substantial but affected Russian economy.

 

Annexation of Crimea by the Kremlin and Russia’s blockage of gas flow into Ukraine seem to have impacted the economy of EU but also influenced the regional politics to some extent.

Russia and China, the two veto members of the notorious UNSC, have strong economic, military and energy relations for years now, particularly since the onset of Cold War.  However, there have been upset in bilateral ties owing to some geopolitical reasons.

Russia has been one of the prime providers of gas quenching Beijing’s ever increasing thirst for energy. As Russia is facing supply deficit in Europe, it expects China to increase its energy intakes from Moscow. But China looks to central Asia for its energy needs. Instead of turning to Siberian sources for energy needs, China has recruited Central Asia to provide the lion’s share of its natural gas demands.

China now receives nearly half of its natural gas supply from Central Asia. Turkmenistan currently supplies nearly 25 billion cubic meters (bcm) annually, with an additional 2.9 bcm from Uzbekistan and 0.1 bcm from Kazakhstan. The total represented 45 percent of China’s gas imports last year and looks set to expand in the months ahead.

Moscow’s focus on the European market allowed China to co-opt Central Asian supplies and become an influential regional player.

While Russia remained focused on the European market for the past decade, China began constructing and expanding pipelines through all five Central Asian states, which had traditionally been Russian strongholds.

China has also become Central Asia’s largest trade partner, and the region presents arguably the only friendly front to China’s expansionist policies.

The EU continues its divestment from Russia, with new emphasis on shale exploration, renewable expansion and imports from North America. With North America and Europe turning to non-Russian sources for their energy needs, China accounts for 22.4 percent of the world’s energy consumption would be able to help Moscow stomach the loss of Western business.

While Russia did sign a $400 million, 38 bcm deal with China recently, the amount remains well below the 65 bcm Turkmenistan has agreed to provide China by 2020, and looks to be less than the total that a pair of new pipelines coming online this year will transit from Central Asia to China. This shift toward Central Asian gas production has been one of the less publicized aspects of China’s expansion over the past decade and appears to undermine Russia’s regional and economic influence.

And where the Chinese market has proven a boon to Central Asian economies, it’s also provided Central Asian nations a means of maneuvering beyond Russia’s reach. Turkmenistan seeking to free itself from the Kremlin clutches and began supplying gas to China in 2009, sums up this new reality perfectly. Turkmenistan was once nearly entirely dependent on Russia for both exports and infrastructure, but now it has swiftly become a regional heavyweight in gas exports. Continually calling for a trans-Caspian line, potentially contributing to the Trans-Anatolian Pipeline, and pushing for a transit route through India, Turkmenistan has morphed from a Russian dependency to an important regional actor. And with plans to triple its production over the next two decades, Turkmenistan’s weight stands only to grow.

 

 

Notes: weak damage control

 

Russia is looking potential avenues to remedy its expected drop in supply and imports. New entreaties to Azerbaijan to join the Eurasian Economic Union could theoretically allow Russia greater access to influencing Baku’s energy output, though Baku likes to increase transit cooperation with Turkmenistan. The Kremlin’s recent decision to forgive North Korean debt paves a way to access the South Korean market a long-term project.  Central Asia will likely play a notable role in US ally Seoul’s energy needs, too.

 

Meanwhile, the United States saw the most rapid energy production growth of any nation and now stands as the world’s largest producer of natural gas. Likewise, the EU’s gas storage units, following a mild winter, are currently at record-high 65 percent capacity.

 

The Kremlin’s unabated aggression surrounding Ukraine is likely to intensify the EU’s search for alternatives to Russian energy, while sanctions, both potential and realized, continue to bite.

 

Moscow’s motivations in cutting off gas supplies to Ukraine last month seemed far more political than economic, trying to make Ukraine a neutral nation in Europe, if not a pro-Russian ally. .

 

It seems the clout and constancy of Moscow diplomats in Brussels and Washington would determine the future energy policy of Russia. .

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith and life. 

Humanity has a right to know the truth which does not require endorsements. -DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Prolific writer, Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs,  Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books; Dr. Abdul Ruff has published his views globally in  hundreds of   printed as well as online newspapers. website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 - CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India)

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Israeli Fascism is Unique!

Israeli Fascism is Unique!

-Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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Israeli fascism is unique in that it does not seek to conceal the criminal intensions of Jews and openly kills civilian Palestinians unmindful any punitive measures by UNSC, ICC or ICC. It is unique because world powers just enjoy the bloodbath in Palestine.

Israel has no worries and keeps attacking the besieged people of Palestine. .

Brutalities and atrocities by Israeli military in Gaza Strip of Palestine have generated widespread expressions of outrage around the world – West and East.

Since the non-stop air strikes, 24 hours a day, began on Gaza July 7, Israel has carried out more than 1,300 bomb and missile attacks on the Gaza Strip, an average of one massive explosion every nine minutes.

The death toll among Palestinians in Gaza stood at over 185. The vast majority of these are civilians, not fighters in any of the Palestinian armed groups, and a significant number, at least 50, are children. At least 1,200 more Palestinians in Gaza have been wounded. The Israeli military also claimed its first victim on the West Bank, 21-year-old Munir Ahmed Hamdan al-Badarin, in the village of Samua in the southern West Bank. His “crime” was to participate in a protest against the Israeli war on Gazans.

Hamas and other Palestinian groups have fired more than 900 toy like rockets – primitive and unguided, most hit open land; not one Israeli has been killed. Every Israeli bomb and missile finds some human target in Gaza, one of the most densely populated areas on the planet, with more than 10,000 people in each square mile. So, there is no comparison in terms of the damage inflicted.

A powerful military-nuke power attacks a weak Palestine and Palestinians have no idea about the prowess of military equipment the Zionist fascist state has.

A whole series of horrific incidents have been reported that are war crimes under international law. The following facts have been widely reported in the world media, including within Israel itself: Israel bombed a rehabilitation center for people with disabilities in Jabaliya, in northern Gaza, killing four people, including a nurse and three disabled people; Eight Palestinian men who were watching the World Cup semifinal match at a café were killed by an Israeli air strike; Israeli warplanes have repeatedly targeted the families of Hamas and Islamic Jihad officials, killing five members of the Hamad family in Beit Hanoun, eight members of the Kawara family, including six children aged 8 to 13, and a staggering 17 members of the Al-Taysh family; Israeli airstrikes hit El Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Gaza City five separate times Friday; More than 1,000 private homes have been destroyed or heavily damaged by airstrikes, clear evidence that Israel is deliberately targeting the civilian population of Gaza, in violation of the Geneva Conventions; A mosque in Al-Nuseirat, in central Gaza, was destroyed in overnight raids Saturday night, one of dozens of such strikes on buildings where large numbers of Palestinians gather, with the risk of exterminating entire family groups; Palestinian journalist Hamed Shehab was incinerated July 9 when an Israeli missile struck the car he was driving, clearly marked as “TV” with large red letters.

Those wounded by the airstrikes are further endangered by the policy, enforced by Israel and Egypt, of restricting the passage of medical supplies into Gaza. Many hospitals are already running low on basic medicines.

Yet, Israeli criminal liars say they don’t target civilians.

Israel aims at stealing the Palestine lands by this war. On July 13, for example, the Israeli military dropped thousands of leaflets on northern Gaza warning the population to evacuate because a large Israeli military operation was imminent. Some 17,000 people fled as a result, a deliberate displacement of civilians by terroristic threats against their lives.

Israeli officials, right up to the top, have made no effort to conceal their deliberate attacks on civilian targets in Gaza. Netanyahu confesses to deliberately targeting mosques, hospitals, private residences and kindergartens. The videotape should be evidence at a war crimes tribunal.

The UN Relief and Works Agency in Gaza, which assists Palestinian refugees, said that he was deeply alarmed and affected by the escalation of violence in the Gaza Strip and the devastating human and physical toll it is taking on civilians, including Palestine refugees. He called on Israel to put an end to attacks against, or endangering, civilians and civilian infrastructure which are “contrary to international humanitarian law.”

Even as Egypt, which actually backs Israel against Palestine, seeks a cease-fire, Israeli troops and tanks remained poised on the border of Gaza for a potential ground invasion.

The numerous protests in Europe and North America reflect the growth of popular understanding of the criminal character of the one-sided Israeli war against Gaza-Palestine.

The Israeli onslaught on Gaza has, for the first time in its short history, forces its strongest backing nation the USA to shut down its embassy in Tel Aviv, somehow signaling a serious tension in established USA-Israeli military-economic ties.

The corporate-controlled media in the USA talks only about toy missiles from Gaza into Israel but refuses to discuss the Zionist war crimes in Gaza Strip.

Behind the open brutality of Israel in Gaza against international war law and its overconfidence in its right to kill Arabs at will is the bold confidence of Tel Aviv that USA and EU would stand behind the Zionist criminal state, shielding all crimes of Israeli regime.

Why not the USA make Israel its 51 state instead of promoting that criminal sate from outside?

 

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Islam: Who is Allah and who is not?



Islam:  Who is God and who is not?

-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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During the Holy Ramadan, it is worthwhile to  remember a few things concerning real faith.

Worship of any kind is meant to obtain the blessings and guidance of the Almighty.

looking at God  merely as a wealth provider  has shaken all basics of faith and people have chosen easy ways to get wealth by using god’s name. However, wealth is not the  concern of real faith but fear of God and Hereafter is.
However, unfortunately, there are no visible changes in the personality and behavior of even the believers, as they want others to change to suit their existence and welfare.
Many others may have doubts of different types.
The life of both believers as well and non-believers has not changed any significantly.

This situation is indeed problematic.

While Muslims who seriously worship  would wonder why the Muslims are
so weak in faith and why they  conduct themselves  in a nasty manner,

those who worship idols of gods and goddesses and  pictures of humans,
would also doubt if they worship the real God  the right way.

In order to clear our doubts and minds, one needs to put a simple but connected question: Who is God and who is not?

Is a human God himself to be worshiped by fellow humans, as many
would like to think?

Can humans claim to be Gods?

Are Holy Prophets also Gods?
The questions mean much to comprehend God and the God’s image in our minds.

In order to properly comprehend the meaning of Almighty God, again, we have to turn to the origins of the universe.

Who created the universe with its delicate balancing system?

The answer is plain:  Not the human beings or religious l reformers or spiritual leaders who created the universe.

Then who created the universe? Have the Holy Prophets created this universe and the balancing system?
 No immediate answer but the One who created the universe is the worshippable God.
That is indeed the God who is formless Almighty and the humans cannot see Him but only visualize Him.

And humans did that in their owns ways.

Human imagination varied from time to time and huge piles of gods and goddesses appeared confusing the humanity about the existence of real God. .

Prophets, with the highest human status assigned by God, appeared from time to time to educate the people about the Lord and how to worship Him to earn His blessings and guidance.  But the followers of the Holy Prophets later on made the Prophets also Gods, thereby sharing their worship of God with humans.

That God is formless and omnipresent is not the Islamic way of thinking alone.  Pre-Islamic spiritual thoughts clearly viewed God as formless and guiding the universe.

Islam is about peace, patience, pure thought, brotherhood and real equality among people. Muslims are expected to pursue that God’s Holy Spirit.  Unity among Muslims also depends on the positive relationship of Muslims with others.

Islamic Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS) is the gem of all prophets sent down by God to give good tidings to the people. He  is the most honest prophet the world ha s seen as he wanted  people to recognize him only as Allah’s Prophet for the world and not to make Him God as the followers of other religions have done,  thereby ensuring the wrath of Allah.
It was not accidental that the phrase   “.. And Muhammad (SAS) is Allah’s Apostle..”  was added to the main phrase “.. There is no god but Allah…” This is essentially to remind the future generations the truth about Allah and Prophet’s relationship with the Almighty.  He did not want any of His followers to call Him God even by mistake.

Being insensitive and provoking each other would make it difficult for Muslims to live in peace. Even during the adverse conditions, Muslims must keep the communal bonds with others. They will understand Islam and Muslims the way Muslims conduct themselves, the way Muslims
approach life, others.

Therefore, Muslims must recognize the existence of people of other faiths in order to live in peace with one another.

Muslims need to be in friendship with one and all but it is important that they are also are sensitive towards one another.

Prophet Muhammad (SAS) who brought the teachings of Islam to the Arab world at a time when the Arabs were divided. And He achieved this objective during his life time by his honest and sincere approach.

Muslims should be grateful to God and His final Prophet SAS for all their favors for humanity, especially the Holy Ramadan month meant to purify the soul and mind of the believers.

Muslims should always keep in highest esteem and also imbibe the virtues of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon Him)

Anyone who has not created the universe we now try to comprehend now and planned life on earth cannot be God.

Thus, by determining who not God is, one can easily comprehend who is God, who is Prophet and who is just a human!

Hypocrisy is causing serious damage to the faith and the personality of believers as well.

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-DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Prolific writer, Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs,  Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books; Dr. Abdul Ruff has published his views globally in  hundreds of   printed as well as online newspapers. website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 - CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India)

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Football: Germany Makes History, Winning World Cup 2014

 

Football: Germany Makes History, Winning World Cup 2014

-By Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal

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As grand finale of World Cup 2014 at Rio, Brazil, Bayern Munich star Mario Goetze’s superb extra-time volley sealed a fourth World Cup for Germany with a 1-0 win over Argentina in a thrilling final on Sunday the 13rd July. Germay has become the first European team to triumph on South American soil.  Only Brazil, with five World Cups, have won the trophy more times.

The 22-year-old Goetze took the ball down on his chest brilliantly from Schuerrle’s cross and sweetly fired home the 171st goal of the tournament to equal the record set in France in 1998.  Goetze struck in the 113th minute to finally break Argentina’s resistance as Lionel Messi’s dream of emulating Diego Maradona ended in defeat.  A thunderous final meeting between Germany and bitter rivals Argentina was settled by a stunning goal from substitute Goetze befitting of such an outstanding tournament.  With only seven minutes remaining, and the game seemingly headed for penalties, Andre Schuerrle escaped down the left and sent in a spinning cross that 22-year-old Goetze controlled on his chest before slamming the ball past keeper Sergio Romero.

As their general strategy for the final, Germany deliberately denied chances to Messi, perhaps making him unhappiest man on earth now. Germany continued to probe for openings, and the pace of Argentina on the counter-attack continued to unsettle Germany however.

 

The magical Goetze strike meant Germany broke the South American stranglehold on World Cups held in the Americas, and Goetze became the first substitute to score the winner in the final. “All of Germany is world champion now,” the winners’ immense goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said after the Germans added the title to West Germany’s triumphs of 1954, 1974 and 1990. The result also left Argentina forward Lionel Messi without the title he so craved to crown his glittering career.

It will be a richly deserved smile on Manuel Neuer’s face.

As badly as all of Argentina hankered for a triumph in Brazil, Germany were worth their win over a subdued Messi and his team mates who counter-attacked dangerously but lacked the killer touch in front of goal, failing to get a shot on target. Messi, attempting to emulate the great Diego Maradona by leading Argentina to a World Cup triumph, had a poor final which was summed up with almost the last kick of the game when he had a chance to equalise with a free kick 30 metres out.

 

Indeed it was a thrilling  final. Both teams went looking to create chances in an open, attacking match that proved a real contrast in styles. Germany passed and moved the ball around far more than Argentina who relied on counter attacks but with scant reward.

 

With best defenses at the net, Germany dominated possession and came close to making their superiority pay off.  A pivotal moment came in the 88th minute when Miroslav Klose, Germany’s 36-year-old striker who set the all-time World Cup scoring record of 16 goals in the demolition of Brazil, went off to be replaced by the baby-faced Goetze.

 

Penalties looked to be the likeliest outcome, but Goetze had other ideas. Germany controlled possession without really testing Romero, while Argentina were unable to pass a German defence superbly marshalled by Mats Hummels and Boateng.

 

Argentina could have broken the deadlock in the first period of extra time when exhausted defender Mats Hummels allowed substitute Rodrigo Palacio a chance to score but Neuer came out fast and the forward lobbed his effort wide. The decisive moment was not far away, however, and it gave the World Cup a fitting finale.  “It’s unbelievable what we have achieved. Whether we have the best individual player doesn’t matter at all, you just need to have the best team,” said delighted Germany captain Philipp Lahm.  “We improved throughout the tournament and didn’t get down when things didn’t always go our way, we just stuck to our path and at the end we’re standing here as world champions. It’s an unbelievable feeling. “The team stayed calm and patient, we knew that we had something left at the end.”

Although the scoreline was the same as West Germany’s 1-0 win over Argentina in 1990, it never reflected that dour game in Rome and had far more in common with their exciting final in 1986 which a Maradona-inspired Argentina won 3-2 in Mexico City.

 

Germany has now won four World Cups, putting the European powerhouses just one behind Brazil’s record tally of five and it is eager to equalize and overtake Brazil at the earliest, if possible.

 

د. عبد راف 

Unfortunately, today there is not even one Muslim nation practicing  truly Islamic faith and life. 

Humanity has a right to know the truth which does not require endorsements. -DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL has been an Educationist, Prolific writer, Commentator  on world affairs Expert on Mideast Affairs,  Former university Teacher;  Editor:INTERNATIONAL OPINION; FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES; Author of books; Dr. Abdul Ruff has published his views globally in  hundreds of   printed as well as online newspapers. website: http://abdulruff.wordpress.com/  Phone: 91-8129081217—(Account: No 62310377429 - CIF No: 78215311481- State Bank of Hyderabad, India)

Islam: the spiritual message of Ramadan fasting & Eid ul Fitr

 

Islam: the spiritual message of Ramadan fasting & Eid ul Fitr

-By DR. ABDUL RUFF COLACHAL

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 (This article is submitted as token of gratitude to Janab Saifuddin Haji of Vallakadavu -as president of the mosque – Trivandrum, Kerala, India)

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ONE

 

Islamic faith gets recharged, refreshed and reinvigorate, every year in the holy month of Ramadan. In this month all aspects of Islamic faith are revived and further revitalized to enable Muslims to be strong in health, mind and heart.

If performed with full dedication to and fear of Allah, the fasting gives to the believers new strength required to live as true Muslims.

In fact, every aspect of Islam has a message for humanity.  Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan has a very strong spiritual message.

A true man of faith has kindled the fire of faith within him, and fasting is something that enhances his faith. Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS) said: “Fasting is prescribed for man to purify his soul.” In Ramadan, the month of fasting, you become the guest of God. Do praise Him with devotion.

How important the purity of thoughts, words and deeds while fasting could be gauged by an example from an incident from the life of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS). The Holy Prophet saw a woman, who was fasting on a day (not in Ramadan), abusing her girl-servant. Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS) admonished her and asked her to break her fast formally. The woman protested arguing that it is not Ramadan month: “But I am fasting today”.  Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAS) explained to her that Islamic fasting is different from others and made her change his perception of Islamic fasting by asking : “But was not your fasting broken by the abuses you were hurling upon that poor girl?”

Above said instance let us make our fasting pure and genuine so that Allah accepts our fasting and we get at least a pass mark. However, love, compassion, kindness and consideration we show to others during the Ramadan month by no means be artificial but genuine and sincere enough.  We must imbibe these virtues as our general perception of life. As Muslims we are model humans for the society.

Ramadan fasting is qualitatively different from other types of fasting. While general fasting activates the blood circulation it mainly purifies heart and soul. Besides, the modern medicine has proved that fasting is a remedy for diseases that affect the man of this century because of overeating and the variety of canned food. In this case, fasting is as being a treatment and even a preventive at the same time. The physiological effect of fasting includes lowering of blood sugar, lowering of cholesterol and lowering of the systolic blood pressure. In fact, Ramadan fasting would be an ideal recommendation for the treatment of mild to moderate, stable, non-insulin diabetes, obesity, and essential hypertension. Islamic fasting is different from diet plans because in Ramadan fasting, there is no malnutrition or inadequate calorie intake.

During the Holy month of Ramadan Muslims generally dedicate as much time as possible not only to recollect the bad and good things they have done thus far, seeking pardon of Allah but also to reading the Holy Quran, understanding and even memorizing its verses.

Fasting in Islam, like prayers, guard the believers against evil. In the month of Ramadan, one should therefore get to know the Holy Quran better and the victory over the false deity of the soul.

 

 

TWO

 

The Holy Qur’an has stated that the Prophet Muhammad (SAS) was sent to perfect good manners. Islamic fasting during the Holy Ramadan has important spiritual objectives. Ramadan is a month for Muslims to change their lives for the better, leaving behind un-Islamic and immoral practices, to lead an exemplary life, both in form and content. During Ramadan, Muslim faithful are trained to keep away from sins. The Prophet has advised them on that.

Islamic fasting is not a mere ritual; it is a serious obligation with remarkable results. Fasting is not a mere act of deliberate starving by abstaining from the delights of food and drink from dawn to dusk each day for a month. Islamic fasting is meant for more sacred goals in life and Hereafter.

Islamic fasting cleanses our body and mind from impurities. When fasting and worship is done purely for the pleasure and love of Allah, changes can take place in the mind, heart and body of humans. Likewise, it must purify our hearts and minds from all impure thoughts, improper desires and undisciplined sensations.

Conversely, if the believers are not striving to refine their character by fast, the fast will be a body without soul. Ramadan is a month-long training program for Muslims to change their lives. During this month, they engage in prayers seeking the forgiveness of Allah, recite and reflect on the Qur’an during night and day, perform the Taraweeh night prayers, and attend special Islamic classes and meetings.

Ramadan is regarded as the best of months. Its virtues are simply not found in any other month. Holy Ramadan helps Muslims with opportunities to earn the reward of their Lord easily. It is the month of solidarity, the month of great historic victories in Islam. Ramadan month helps the believers to imbibe the valuable human traits like respect of time, of word and promise, and so one becomes trustworthy, well estimated, able to carry out one’s responsibilities, and to fulfill one’s social duties. Ramadan makes Muslims trust worthy.

 

While major holidays of other faiths have largely become commercialized events, Ramadan retains its intense spiritual meaning. Fasting in Ramadan teaches Muslims to learn discipline, which is essential for them to make progress. The Prophet has made us adhere to discipline and strictness, strictness that does not lead to fanaticism or going outside the bounds that God has laid down.

By indulging in mischievous anti-Islamic things mentioned above while fasting, the Muslims in fact insult Islam, injure the fasting itself. Such fasting can be dangerous and self-destructive too. That even after fasting for years every year 30 days Muslims have not self purified and become greedier is not a healthy sign.

In fasting during the Holy month of Ramadan, the true believers could feel passing through the heavenly space of spirituality in Islam by purifying their soul and mind.  This is in fact an expression of commitment to Islam and set out for heaven.

In fact, upon completing the Holy month of Ramadan, Muslims are in fact reborn as new humans with a message for fellow Muslims and others to change quality of life and ensure safety here as well as Hereafter.

Allah says in the Qur’an: “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. Muslims all over the world fast during the holy month, thus strengthening their unity and solidarity and they need this unity more than any time before to confront growing challenges. All the teachings of Islam urge the Muslim faithful to stand together and should not disintegrate. Unfortunately, today Muslims kill one another in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and other parts of the world, making their enemies happy.

Among the nights of Ramadan, there is one special night of Power (Qadr), which is highlighted in Surah Al-Qadr, saying it has the significance of being better than a thousand months. (Qur’an 97:3). This was the night when Qur’an was revealed to mankind. Prophet Muhammad (SAS) urged Muslims to seek this night in the odd nights of the last ten nights of Ramadan.

 

THREE 

 

While expecting favors from Allah, the believers should also learn to mould behavior in words and deeds and to be kind to others. Ramadan is a month for fasting, reflection, devotion, generosity and sacrifice observed by Muslims around the world.

Honesty is important for the believers and especially while fasting. Control the tongue and speech. Islam teaches us not to tell lies or useless tales; do not spread rumours or, damaging gossips about other persons; keep aloof from falsity. Use the power of speech in spreading the word of God; in creating goodwill in the society. Do not inflict injury upon others by your actions, including in words; instead strive to help them as far as you can. These are important milestones Muslims are expected to achieve during the fasting days.

The fasting in the holy month develops a strong feeling among the faithful that Allah is watching all their activities. Socially, the connection between worship and social conduct is emphasized as the month of Ramadan offers an opportunity to catch up with friends and relatives for the breaking of the fast and additional collective prayers.

Ramadan encourages the faithful to engage in charitable and good activities beneficial to humanity. Patience is an important quality one develops during Ramadan through fasting. When one fasts from dawn to dusk, giving up food and drink and marital sexual relations for several hours, they learn restraint and patience. Muslim faithful compete with one another in charitable activities during Ramadan to win Allah’s pleasure and reward. The Prophet was the most charitable amongst the people, and he used to be more so in the month of Ramadan when angel Jibreel used to meet him on every night of Ramadan till the end of the month.” Charity and mutual help occupy a remarkable place, and brotherhood and equality triumph, which that is, the most human acts and the holiest purpose of the fasting. The daytime fasting and nighttime prayers spiritually energize the faithful to lead a new life, benefiting the whole humanity and opening a new chapter of peace and progress.

Check if what we eat is halaal. Talk only genuine things, lawful according to our heart and mind.

Holy Qur’an says: “The month of Ramadan is that in which was revealed the Holy Qur’an, guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. Allah has guided and He expects the believers to be grateful to the Almighty.

Ramadan fasting is a confidential act which occurs between the human being and his Creator. This act must be impregnated with full sincerity and the deepest loyalty. Now in case fasting loses its honesty, it becomes hypocrisy.

In fact, Ramadan fasting is a stage where the human being is the closest to God. The fasting period, Ramadan is a time when one really submits to spiritual and social changes.

 

FOUR

 

The holy month of Ramadan has come to the believers again and this Holy month comes to the Islamic world every year to remind the Muslim faithful on the need to return to Allah by following His teachings in all walks of their lives in order to achieve peace in this world and the Hereafter.

 

Self purification is the goal and objective of fasting in Islam – and fasting not just for starving alone.  The heart and mind must be with Muslims in fasting. Because fast in its real sense, will not be complete unless your thoughts, our emotions, our actions – in short, all aspects of our life – become pure, clean and free from blemish.

In other words, Islamic fasting should effect in Muslims fundamental changes in viewing life. Muslims everywhere try to emulate the Prophet in generosity throughout the month. Human character becomes more pronounced during Ramadan as Ramadan is the month of renewal. It is a period when Muslims acquire determination for truthful existence.  No act of worship is truly beneficial if it does not transform one’s character and conduct for the betterment of society as a whole.

Of course science and technology contradict the divine laws by trying to disprove the existence and even usefulness of God. Their argument perhaps is that government alone is enough for people and God has no place in real life. But the believers should stay firm in their faith.  Even as efforts are undertaken constantly to challenge God and Islamic faith, believers should be steadfast in their faith. The true believers should not disobey God by thinking that surely the “Lord is Forgiving, Merciful.”

The faithfuls thank God for revealing the Holy Qur’an during this month as a blessing and guidance for the mankind. The Islamic nations need men and women that are strong willed, who can stand upon the Qur’an and Sunnah and not waver in front of the enemies of God and Islam.

Muslims need to earn the honest personality.

 

FIVE

 

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, has cautioned Muslims 14 centuries ago that the Ramadan fasting should have a real impact on their lives. He has advised the faithful that Ramadan should change one’s behavior, attitude and outlook toward life. While fasting, Muslims must ponder whether it had any effect in making them more God-fearing and pious.

Message of Eid ul Fitr day is also important for humanity. Muslims celebrate Eid ul Fitr on the first day of Shawwal -the tenth month of the Islamic calendar, following the month of Ramadan (in which the revelation started and ended 20+ years later, and which is also the month of fasting). Following a Lunar calendar, Muslims mark the beginning of the month with the sighting of the new crescent. Muslims attend a special community prayer in the morning and visit friends & relatives to exchange greetings of “Eid Mubarak” or “a blessed Eid” joyfully.

Eid ul-Fitr is not a usual festival it marks the end of the month of Ramadan. Ramadan Eid ul-Fitr day stands for fulfillment of one month long committed good work   and sacrifice as the central part of Ramadan fasting. ‘Fitr’ means to break and it signifies the breaking of the fasting period and of all evil habits. It is a show of joy at attaining spiritual prosperity after a month of fasting. The holy month of Ramadan which culminates into the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr unites all Muslims in fasting, feasting, worship and prayer. It is a time for contemplation, spirituality, peace and brotherhood.

When a Muslim comes to mosque or payer-ground for offering his Ramadan prayer upon the close of Holy Ramadan fasting month, it is presumed that he or she has rectified their lives they have lived erroneously and to live afresh from that day onward like new genuine Muslims. Muslims come into the mosque completing the holy month of fasting and repentance and by gaining the virtue of patience, kindness, righteousness and self-confidence that could be seen as human victory in real life.

On Eid day, Muslims make new resolutions for a better refined life henceforth, serving the cause of Islam and Muslims. Meaningful completion of Ramadan month is indeed an achievement and a reason to be happy. It is not the form that matters for Islam and Muslims but the content which makes a Muslim live a really worthy Muslim. It is not mere formalities Muslims follow that make a human live as a Muslim but the essence of Islamic virtues.

Post-Ramadan life is a big challenge and responsibility for Muslims.

Muslims should be wise to make maximum out of their Ramadan fasting after the Eid ul-Fitr prayers. Having the guest of Allah, Muslims should try their best to remember that special status and retain it for the whole year. If, by chance or otherwise, Muslims return to old habits, they should remember that they are indeed kicking the very fasting they undertook tediously.

Let us be away from sins during the Ramadan month and always.

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(This article is submitted as token of gratitude to Janab Saifuddin Haji of Vallakadavu -as president of the mosque – Trivandrum, Kerala, India)

 

 

 

 

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