The cave you fear to enter…

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek - Joseph

London, April 2014, Be Part of the New Humanity Movement!

Amazing event in London, United Kingdom this April, 2014.

“…let not your own hands contribute to your destruction but do good; for Allah loves those who do good. ” ~ Holy Qur’an 2:195

Share, stream, be part of the New Humanity Movement!

Children are a Trust from God; to Treasure and Support!

Children are a trust from Allah SWT

John F. Kennedy: We All Breathe The Same Air

Indeed, we are nations and tribes that we might come to know one another as is mentioned in the Holy Quran (49:13)…

We all live on Earth, one small planet in our solar system, our true homeland in the Cosmos. Is it not time we started building bridges instead of walls and worse, fighting wars?

JFK - We all inhabit this small planet

Peppa Pig haram (forbidden) in Islam?

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

Do you eat cartoons?

Many Muslims think anything associated with pigs is haram, e.g. cartoon characters, story book characters, fairy tales with pigs in them, even saying the word ‘pig’ or it’s equivalents in any language!

When did the average Muslim become so ignorant of the message of Allah SWT to our Human Family, namely, the Holy Quran?

“He has forbidden you only carrion, blood, the flesh of the swine, and that which has been offered to other than Allah. But should someone be compelled, without being rebellious or aggressive, there shall be no sin upon him. Indeed Allah is all-forgiving, all-merciful.”
~ Holy Quran 2:173 (al-quran.info)

“Say, ‘I do not find in what has been revealed to me that anyone be forbidden to eat anything except carrion or spilt blood, or the flesh of swine —for that is indeed unclean— or an impiety offered to other than Allah.’ But should someone be compelled, without being rebellious or aggressive, indeed your Lord is all-forgiving, all-merciful.”
~ Holy Quran 6:145 (al-quran.info)

Clearly, there is nothing in these verses that prohibits anything related to pigs, except eating them. Another point to consider, is that when these verses are recited, the reciter reads aloud the Arabic word for pig, and Muslims have been doing that for the past 14 centuries.

Islam’s dietary laws comprise part of an adaption and continuation of the Law of Moses (Musa), peace be upon him, found in the Torah.

“The LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying to them: Speak to the Israelite people thus:

These are the creatures that you may eat from among all the land animals: any animal that has true hoofs, with clefts through the hoofs, and that chews the cud – such you may eat. The following, however, of those that either chew the cud or have true hoofs, you shall not eat:

the camel – although it chews the cud, it has no true hoofs: it is unclean for you;

the daman – although it chews the cud, it has no true hoofs: it is unclean for you;

the hare – although it chews the cud, it has no true hoofs: it is unclean for you;

and the swine – although it has true hoofs, with hoofs cleft through, it does not chew the cud: it is unclean for you.

You shall not eat of their flesh or touch their carcasses; they are unclean for you”

~ Torah, Leviticus (Va-yikra) 11:1-8 (JPS 1985)

The same dietary laws are discussed in the Torah book of Deuteronomy (Devarim) 14:3-21. Many Muslims will notice that we don’t follow exactly the same dietary guidelines as those advocated in the Torah, but the Holy Quran certainly makes reference to them and Islam’s dietary laws are clearly modelled after them.

Rather than extending dietary prohibitions to cartoons, story books and even language, should we not be more concerned about the apparent obsession of some mullahs and preachers with pretending everything is haram? Islam liberates people from superstition and serfdom at the feet of priests. So why are some Muslims following the word of preachers over the word of Allah SWT?

Indeed, there are clear warning in the Holy Quran against following the false religious teachings of preachers of deception over the word of Allah, but how many take the time to study the book of Allah?

“[Say,] ‘Shall I seek a judge other than Allah, while it is He who has sent down to you the Book, well-elaborated?’ Those whom We have given the Book know that it has been sent down from your Lord with the truth; so do not be one of the skeptics.”
~ Holy Quran 6:114 (al-quran.info)

“And they swore by Allah with solemn oaths that if a warner were to come to them they would be better guided than any of the nations. But when a warner came to them it only increased them in aversion, acting arrogantly in the land and devising evil schemes; and evil schemes beset only their authors. So do they await anything except the precedent of the ancients? Yet you will never find any change in Allah’s precedent, and you will never find any revision in Allah’s precedent.”
~ Holy Quran 35:43 (al-quran.info)

“Read in the Name of your Lord…” (96:1) the Holy Quran to discover the true Islam, and avoid the deception of those who taking Muslims away from Islam.

Wise as Serpents and Harmless as Doves

Kundalini - be ye therefore wise as serpents and harmless as dov

Defer not to Deniers of Truth and Hypocrites

Defer not to the denies of truth and the hypocrites

True courage exists deep within your soul…

The strong is one who controls themself while angry - Prophet Mu

Carl Sagan: Science and Hope

b0e540cf7ed9Except from Carl Sagan’s, “The Demon-Haunted World”, “Science and Hope”.

“For me, there are four main reasons for a concerted effort to convey science-in radio, TV, movies, newspapers, books, computer programs, theme parks, and classrooms – to every citizen. In all uses of science, it is insufficient – indeed it is dangerous – to produce only a small, highly competent, well-rewarded priesthood of professionals. Instead, some fundamental understanding of the finding and methods of  science must be available on the broadest scale.

  • Despite plentiful opportunities for misuse, science can be the golden road out of poverty and backwardness for emerging nations. It makes national economies and the global civilization run. Many nations understand this. It is why so many graduate students in science and engineering at American universities – still the best in the world – are from other countries. The corollary, one that the United States sometimes fails to grasp, is that abandoning science is the road back into poverty and backwardness.
  • Science alerts us to the perils introduced by our world-altering technologies, especially to the global environment on which our lives depend. Science provides an essential early warning system.
  • Science teaches us about the deepest issues of origins, natures, and fates  - of our species, of life, of our planet, of the Universe. For the first time in human history we are able to secure a real understanding of some of these matters. Every culture on Earth has addressed such issues and valued their importance. All of us feel goosebumps when we approach these grand questions. In the long run, the greatest gift of science may be in teaching us, in ways no other human endeavor has been able, something about our cosmic context, about where, when, and who we are.
  • The values of science and the values of democracy are concordant, in many case indistinguishable. Science and democracy began – in their civilized incarnations – in the same time and place, Greece in the seventh and sixth centuries B.C. Science confers power on anyone who takes the trouble to learn it (although too many have been systematically prevented from doing so). Science thrives on, indeed require the free exchange of ideas; its values are antithetical to secrecy. Science holds to no special  vantage points or privileged positions. Both science and democracy encourage unconventional opinions and vigorous debate. Both demand adequate reason, coherent argument, rigorous standards of evidence and honesty. Science is a way to call the bluff of those who only pretend to knowledge. It is a bulwark against mysticism, against superstition, against religion misapplied to where it has no business being. If we’re true to its values, it can tell us when we’re being lied to. It provides a mid-course correction to our mistakes. The more widespread its language, rules and methods, the better chance we have of preserving what Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues had in mind. But democracy can also be subverted more thoroughly through the products of science than any pre-industrial demagogue ever dreamed.

Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires vigilance, dedication, and courage. But if we don’t practice these tough habits of thought, we cannot hope to solve the serious problems that face us – and we risk becoming a nation of suckers, a world of suckers, up for grabs by the next charlatan who saunters along.”

What’s The True Extent Of Our Knowledge?

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” ~ Socrates

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