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When the walls come tumbling down


For Dr Chris Allen in response to this



One looked upon the walls the ignorant and desperate had built.

The wall itself was building

Words upon words


Shouting, cursing, gossiping, sneering, and laughing


Hate and greed and profiteering from propaganda, lies and spin…

His companion then spoke gently

To finally bring the truth in:

“Assault [prejudice] at the (proper) Gate: when once ye are in, victory will be yours; but on God put your trust if ye have faith.”

A clarion call.

And the walls came down, a-tumbling.


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Deadly Typos

Meaning is everything. If you’re not getting is right, you’re getting it wrong

Ian Whiteman

A typo, or typographical error, is a fairly commonplace thing and an inherent danger of the printed word. Historically such errors have at times produced catastrophic and very costly results. The lack of a hyphen in some computer coding cost NASA hundreds of millions of dollars in an aborted rocket launch and there are many more such examples. But by far the worst and most deadly typo in history is that of the Mardin fatwa written originally by Ibn Taymiyya (d 1328) who was from the Mardin area of Turkey at the time of the Mongol invasion. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Taymiyyah

To scholars and students of this subject, this fatwa problem is well known, but for many who are not familiar with the subject, it is worth revisiting here as the fatwa is suddenly of immense topicality. The text was, and is still used by many militant terroristic groups to support and justify their killings of countless numbers of innocent…

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All Your Questions Will Be Answered On The Judgement Day


“And We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], the Book in truth, confirming that which preceded it of the Scripture and as a criterion over it. So judge between them by what Allah has revealed and do not follow their inclinations away from what has come to you of the truth. To each of you We prescribed a law and a method. Had Allah willed, He would have made you one nation [united in religion], but [He intended] to test you in what He has given you; so race to [all that is] good. To Allah is your return all together, and He will [then] inform you concerning that over which you used to differ.” (Qur’an 5:48)


So we should not waste our time with selfishness – but vie with one another to “race to [all that is] good” for the sake of high Truth/high Love/high Peace/high Justice/God (for in reality they are One and the same).


“So whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it [on the Judgement Day],

And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it [on the Judgement Day].” (Qur’an 99: 7-8)


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Rules of Inter-Communication 3


“The rules for having a productive and insightful conversation across religious and cultural lines are not all that different than the rules for having meaningful interpersonal relationships.”1


I stand on one side of the space

– This “great divide” –

From the other, where stand you…


I, a part of my culture,

You a part of yours.

You see how representing our own we only ever appear

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Nothing Should Depress You!

This is narrated by the wonderful Mufti Menk. His positive attitude is heart-warming.

Our challenge: FIRST: We must understand and relay the TRUTH. Continue reading


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Rabbis for Palestine: a one state solution for all

To see how America supports Izrael [a MUST SEE if you’re an American]… Continue reading

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Mercy Halal Islamic Slaughter part 1

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