Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, is reported in hadith to have prophesied the emergence of someone he referred to as the “dajjal”.
The meaning of the word ‘dajjal’ comes from the Arabic expression “dajjala al-ba’eer (he smeared the camel)”, referring to a practice where dishonest traders used to cover a sick camel with tar to give the impression it was healthy.
Dajjal is derived from the root ‘dajala’, which means ‘to mix’, it refers to deliberate confusion, vagueness and ambiguity. Hence, dajjal is one who speaks in vagaries, who is full of lies and deceives many people…
Food for thought in our present times? What do you think?
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong
Because of the transporting and packaging involved, bottled water has a much higher carbon footprint per litre than tap water – more than 300 times the CO2 emissions per litre in the case of some imported brands. Thames Water calculates that a litre of its tap water accounts for 0.0003kg of CO2.
Fossil fuels are also used in the packaging of water. The most commonly used plastic for making water bottles is polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which is derived from crude oil. There’s enough oil used in the production process of bottled water in the UK to heat 32,000 homes for a year – quite an opportunity cost for a product that you don’t really need – and another 45,000 tonnes of CO2 released into the atmosphere.
By the time one bottle of alpine water makes its way to China – where it has become a popular prestige product- it has released some 250 grams of CO2 in its travels: about 95 grams is from the plastic manufacture in China, another 5 grams or so for the empty bottle’s trip from China to Europe, and another 150g for shipping the full bottle back to China.
Most plastic bottles will then end up either in landfill (a finite resource which is rapidly becoming exhausted and where the empty bottles will stay buried for millennia) or incineration (leading to more pollution and more CO2). Sadly all too many bottles never really die – they somehow end up in the sea – floating around until they are washed up on a beach somewhere.
For more on this visit: http://www.tapwater.org/faqs
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem:
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Defend the Internet from the greedy banksters, crooked politicians, charlatan pastor-mullahs and other freaks who desire to destroy it!
“Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: The greatest jihad is to speak the word of truth to a tyrant.”
~ Mishkat, Book of Rulership and Judgment, ch. 1, sec. 2
Google is calling for a massive internet uprising in the wake of censorship bills that will ruin internet freedom forever! They have dedicated the page www.google.com/takeaction to raising awareness concerning this madness; it is very important that we continue to keep our Human Family’s link to one another open, to flourish freely.
“A free and open world depends on a free and open Internet. Governments alone, working behind closed doors, should not direct its future. The billions of people around the globe who use the Internet should have a voice.”
Should the proposed changes go ahead, the internet will quite simply cease to be, as whatever would be left would no longer be the internet! Not only would this impact on our liberties, but it would harm our economies through reduced networking opportunities, damage the cause for representative government and destroy our Human Family’s hopes of a brighter, more peaceful world tomorrow, less restricted by national borders and the unnecessary conflict between nations.
On behalf of the future, we ask those of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.
We the People of the Internet have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one; therefore we address those who would tyrannise us with no greater authority than that with which Liberty always speaks. We declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us.
Governments and corporations have no moral right to rule us, nor do they have the means to stop us!
Together we can and will move forward to bring into being a brighter tomorrow, but in order to do that, we all need to work together and defend the right to freely communicate without interference from greedy banksters, crooked politicians and charlatan pastor-mullahs who would stand in the way of our collective vision.
Sheikh Salahuddin Abu Sophia
Shaykh Abu Muntasir speaking about justice and mercy at the recent JIMAS Conference
By Paul S Armstrong
Even a 16 year old student has more sense and knowledge of Islam than “Dr” (Mullah) Naik! I really don’t see his appeal…
“You asked the question is Christmas wrong? 100% wrong according to me!”
– Zakir Naik.
According to who? Now, is that in the Holy Qur’an or ahadith?
What has this to do with alcohol or pork? Quite frankly, that is a ridiculous analogy! Zakir Naik may be a charismatic speaker, but that does not mean he’s some expert on Islam… In fact, he’s a doctor of medicine, not religion!
Notice how he bullies this young lad into submission… How is that an example of Islamic adab, respect and manners towards others? Shouldn’t someone who claims to represent our religion, and delivers speeches about it in public, be a little more respectful and considerate of others?