Anger

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his anger, the number of nails hammered daily gradually dwindled down.

He discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the ! day came when the boy didn’t ose his temper at all. He told his father about it and the father suggested that the boy now pull out one nail for each day that he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally able to tell his father that all the nails are gone. The father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence He said, “You have done well, my son, but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.

When you say things in anger, they leave a scar just like this one. You can put a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won’t matter how many times you say “I’m sorry”, the wound is still there. A verbal wound is as bad as a physical one.

Please forgive me if I have ever left a hole.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “No one has swallowed back anything more excellent in the sight of Allah, Who is Great and Glorious, than anger he restrains, seeking to please Allah, The Most High.” Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5116 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

Rabbi calls for hanging Arab children from trees

NAZARETH, (PIC)– The chief Rabbi of Safad, Shmuel Eliyahu, urged the Zionist state to exact “a horrible revenge” on Palestinians in retaliation for their attacks to serve as a deterrent.

In an article published in the newsletter “Eretz Yisrael Shelanu”, which will be distributed to Synagogues this weekend, Eliyahu criticises the leaders of the Zionist state for not taking or allowing revenge against the family Alaa Abu Dheim who carried out the Merkaz Harav attack in Jerusalem.

“A state that really respects the lives of its citizens would have hanged the 10 sons of the terrorist on a tree 50 amot [25 meters] tall, so that others would see it and be afraid,” wrote Eliahu, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Eliahu called on the Zionist state to take “horrible revenge” for the attack at the Yeshiva in Jerusalem.

“We have to exact a revenge that is so painful, it will burn into the souls of all our enemies the message that Jewish blood is more valuable than gold and platinum.”

On Wednesday, Mossawa Center, an Arab human rights group, called on the Attorney General to take legal action against the rabbi for inciting racism and violence.

What is the RSS? Madhu Limaye

May 1 marks the 31st anniversary of the united Janata Party and also the 86th birth anniversary of senior socialist leader, the late Madhu Limaye. This article, penned by Limaye soon after the split in the Janata Party, was published by the Hindi weekly, Ravivar, in 1979. Though dated, many of the issues he raises in the article are relevant even today. I have highlighted some points about the RSS that are rarely pointed out these days. Continue reading

Muslims More Peaceful Than Their Neighbors?

78% Muslims Oppose Killing Civilians as Compared to 46% of Americans.
-Abdul Malik Mujahid, ©2008 SoundVision.com

It seems the preachers of peace have fallen short. Although both the Quran and the Bible contain God’s commandment that killing one innocent human being is like killing the whole of humanity, a large number of Americans believe it is justifiable to intentionally attack civilians. A World Public Opinion (WPO) survey done in collaboration with the University of Maryland published in January 2007 reported that 51% of Americans believed bombings and other types of attacks intentionally aimed at civilians are sometimes justified. Continue reading

Young Muslims UK

The Five Principles of YM UK

* Open and dynamic organisation (in Arabic, Jama’ah)
* Personal development of members- in outlook, Understanding, skills and character (Tarbiyah)
* Facilitating spiritual progress of members (Tazkiyah) And externally:
* Promoting a deep awareness of Islam (Da’wah)
* Social concern and engagement (Ri’ayah)

They are also written as:

Inviting – “…invites all youth to the message of Islam.”
Teamwork – “…organises all those who respond to its call into a committed, loving and disciplined brotherhood.”
Educating – “…develops the talents, knowledge and understanding of individuals and applies them for the benefit of all.”
Developing – “…promotes personal, spiritual and moral development and building a relationship with God.”
Action – “…initiates various programmes to involve individuals to help society around them.”

The Islamic Society of Britain is the parent organisation of YM UK.

In the UK, Muslims from the Sub-continent are best represented by the UK Islamic Mission, the Islamic Foundation, the Markfield Institute of Higher Education, Dawatul Islam, the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB), Young Muslims UK (YMUK), Young Muslim Organization UK (YMO), Muslim Educational Trust, Islamic Forum Europe (IFE), London Muslim Centre / East London Mosque, Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), Muslim Aid, several mosques, madrassah and various other projects and organizations. The Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) is the most important Middle Eastern influenced organization along with Islamic Relief.