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More Concepts by Islamic Viewpoint

These are a few questions that the West asks about Islam time and again and I hope that the answers to these would make the asking mind see the Truth clearly without any doubt insha Allah. (Q-1)Why are Muslims involved in Terrorism? Does Islam profess Terrorism? (A)-Islam is truly a path of life that asks for peace. Islam is not only a religion but a complete code of life. It is the collection of Commands of Allah and as Allah is from all times, His collection of Commands "Islam" as His Attribute is from all times and from the first messenger of Allah namely Adam PBUH to the last messenger of Allah namely Muhammad PBUH, these Commands were clearly presented to Human Beings but most people rejected the Truth and only a few accepted it by the teachings of the Messengers and it was only fully accepted and applied at the golden time of Muhammad and the specific name "Islam" (to surrender one's desires to the Will of Allah) was given to these Commands. Islam was not founded by Muhammad PBUH and that is why Islam is not named for any man like many other paths of life but it is the Truth from all times indeed and please note that the Truth must always be ONE. It must not change with time and place and must not be based on any man's name (that is why Islam is surrender to Allah's Will and not Muhammadenism as some westerners do term it without any knowledge, thinking that Muhammad was the founder of Islam). We do not like to be called by the name of any person though we Muslims do respect Muhammad greatly as he was the last messenger of Allah conveying the same message of Allah that was given by Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Daniel, Zechariah, Yahya (John) and many other messengers that are between these all great men and messengers and of course Jesus the symbol of Love and Peace who was born 600 years before Muhammad and no other messenger is between these two great messengers of Allah (salaam on all these great Messengers of Allah). Its a pity that due to terrorist actions that are totally against Islam, of such individuals who call themselves Muslims and even have the appearance of good Muslims, Islam is being projected by its ill-wishers as a path of terrorism. Note that terrorism has two faces; one is where it targets innocent persons without any alarm so as to make them weak, totally oblivious of the grave danger they face and

the other is where it targets people already weaker in physical powers than itself even by information for whatever reason it deems fit just to better their matters by its own viewpoint by force. May Allah curse both these faces of terrorism that we find today around us. Believe me we would have to fight against Terrorism together (not in the sense it is said in the West but in the sense that we have to defend the weak people of the world without claiming lives of our attackers only asking them to live apart) and if we don't win this fight now, Humanity & Love have little chance to survive. We Muslims are in a problem as we have to defend Islam too and fight terrorism too but Westerners have only to target terrorism so they must not drag Islam to become a side of terror as terrorism is a problem that humanity is facing. The problem that we Muslims face is that much injustice according to our viewpoint is being done to us in todays world just on the basis of martial strength and much of that injustice is related to the territories that Muslims had held for centuries. Although the claim of Muslims is being accepted by many a people now as valid and these people do care for the peace in the world and understand that the world is for everyone of us to live yet practically their support goes to those unconditionally for this reason or that who are responsible for this situation of political turmoil all over the world. This hypocrisy of those who could have made the situation better due to the political status they enjoy today, have led to such desperation in some small factions of the Muslim Society that they have decided to take the matters in their own hands mostly in the name of Islam (and this is an error of judgment on their part and not an error in Islamic Teachings) not caring about how many innocent lives might be lost or how it would affect their Muslim brothers. On the other hand, there are people who consider themselves as Super Power professing that for their self defense it is totally just for them to take the philosophy I would kill your brother if you kill mine and the matter has assumed a status of egg and chicken but here both the concepts are totally wrong by the Islamic Perspective as both target innocent lives for sure. The reason behind both these concepts is intolerance and though we all talk about tolerance, patience, sacrifice, forgiveness, justice, love and humanity, nobody is ready to give his due practical share to these great concepts of life. Also, I do wonder what this phrase Super Power really means, as it is such foolishness to consider ones own self superior than others and without any doubt it is related to Inferiority Complex that itself stems from a sense of deprivation of necessities of life. This complex can make a man very dangerous if he

achieves power and if you read recent history you would find that those who were known as totally heartless people, had a childhood that was a collection of deprivation of all sort and when they got some power they went on to inflict great disaster to all the people around without any feelings of humanity at all as their psyche asked for a revenge for what they had gone through, not caring at all about who was really responsible for that. All such persons justified their actions by philosophies and concepts that were based on hatred towards a number of people for this reason or that and its a blessing of Allah that all such hatred has found its fall now yet its a real worry if phrases like Super Power are applied in a regular fashion to some nation and I ask humbly all peoples of the world if my words are heard and that also without any prejudice not to use such terms please, as these are again giving rise to other philosophies of hatred like the ones we have just managed to get rid of, so such terms must better be avoided even if someone takes their application in language as valid for any reason whatsoever. (Q-2)What is Jihad? (A)- Jihad has nothing to do with terrorism. Jihad means to fight in the way of Allah those people who pose a great danger to the life style of Islam to punish the wrong-doers then and there and end such threat. It is a manner to punish those people who after getting the message of Islam, the collection of commands of Allah, reject it because Muslims are the appointed force of Allah in the world but this attitude is not to impose the viewpoint of Islam on others as where and when it becomes clear that the mischievous people that have been presented the Islamic Teachings clearly would not accept it and in addition, would not make a respectable pact of peace with Muslim, then Muslims have to take action for their punishment challenging them openly clarifying that Muslims are commanded to fight those who are a threat to the Islamic Way of Life in the world being the appointed force of Allah upon the Earth. Please note that the first option is to ask for a respectable pact from the enemy of the Islamic Values but if no pact of peace is made where the enemy of Islam clarify clearly that they would not pose any threat to the Islamic way of life and would try to keep away from Muslims as much as possible and also show this attitude in practice clearly, Jihad has to be initiated as this rejection by such mischievous people to the Message of Allah is a Fitnah (trouble created by satan) that must be ended by force so that such non-Muslims who pose a threat

to the Islamic way of life, live in the world only remaining without any value not having much of a say in the matters of the world. Please note here that ZIMMI, the non-Muslims living with Muslims, would not be challenged at all though they would be presented the teachings of Islam clearly for which acceptance or rejection depends on their own free will. Jihad may be fought in defense or initiated where no option seems available (though the Islamic Teachings must be fully conveyed to all before taking any initiative) yet in today's world I have written clearly in my books and at the net too that we must not take the initiative for Jihad as that would cause Muslims to kill innocent persons unintentionally due to the very deadly weapons in use at war that can not be guided exactly at target with all caution a person can take. The best way to deal with enemies in todays world is to ask Allah to take His revenge directly for He is capable of doing anything He wants and even though Muslims are the appointed force of Allah, Jihad at present is not much of an option for us except for defense. Jihad is to save weak and innocent people and also to pave way for the existence of an Islamic Society and its defense and it is not meant to kill any innocent person intentionally or unintentionally. It also needs an Islamic Commander who is wise, courageous, daring, caring about Humanity and who also has a good support for the good cause of defending Islam. So, in brief, Jihad is to fight openly challenging the enemy (that rejected Islam when it was clearly presented to it and also refrained from making a respectable pact with Muslims) at face clarifying the reason of the combat to punish the enemy, remaining loyal to a Commander of Islam who has the support of a great number of staunch Muslims, without applying any tactic to attack and hide without caring what harm it would cause to their brothers due to the inhuman thinking and martial power of any such enemy who considers the philosophy of Might is Right as the corner stone of its culture and society. In short, initiative for Jihad is not an option for us Muslims in today's world and if Jihad does exist somewhere it is purely in self-defense to which nobody can raise an eyebrow except where he considers Muslims as vicious animals due to hatred, and not human beings. (Q-3)Why Muslims have not made a mark in Recent Scientific Pursuit and why dont they show gratitude to the West for the scientific commodities that are in use today taking the Western life-style as superior to their own?

(A)-This is a good question and many Muslims try to avoid it not knowing what to say. Let me be frank in my answer and note here that without any intention of insulting the West in any way, I just want to point out the Islamic Viewpoint in this regard. There are quite a few things taken as discoveries leading to some opening in the knowledge of the study of man, mostly in the field of Psychology due to its affinity with the spiritual side of man, which have been put forward by Muslims many centuries before in true nature and the Meaning of Dreams by Ibn-e-Sereen (available even now) is one of the greatest works of Muslims in this regard that has been done centuries before Freud wrote his interpretation of dreams. Muslims have much contributed to the knowledge of Medicine and Astronomy too (Averros, Farabi, Avissenna and many others are big names in these matters) and in fact these 3 subjects have been studied by Muslims very deeply a few centuries ago and even today they are at a better position to clarify the commands in these three regarding moral side. Note that the Holy Quran has pointed out that by the study of AAFAQ (universe) and ANFUS (self), nonMuslims would be convinced of the Holy Quran being the Truth particularly about QAYAMAT (See Surah HA-MEEM AS-SAJDA-53) and therefore there is no doubt that concentration on these 3 subjects would indeed pave way for the non-Muslims to respect Islam, if not accept it fully. This is a prophecy that is fulfilled now proving that the Holy Quran is Truth indeed and this also clarifies that it was destined that the non-Muslims achieve an advancement in the matters of Science and Technology but with all said and done, I would point out the fact that every people do have intelligent persons who are capable to achieve advancement in different fields though it needs much support from influential people to present their findings and achievements to general public as the history points out. We Muslims are having a total hard time since a century or two with no support from influential people (and this position stands at present too when Muslims have regained independence from the British and others in the last century, as our administrators are still much impressed by the Western thought) and that caused us to be at the receiving side only in the matters of science & technology. My personal opinion in this regard is that the events have taken a good shape by Islamic viewpoint as according to the Holy Quran, it was clear that advancement in Science & Technology was destined for people other than Muslims (and the no-care attitude of non-Muslims for moral limitation about the scientific gadgets and technological achievements have put world into a chaos that was never

seen before in the history of mankind) so I must write here that we must now clarify the Spiritual Teachings according to Islam about whatever physical advancement the Man has made today as we are the ones who can do that much better. Please note here that strictly by the Islamic viewpoint, the concentration must only be through the power of observation and laboratory experiments must totally be avoided as much of the wrong has been committed through lab. in these 3 fields of knowledge as the recent history points out clearly. We have seen and are seeing that the West has given the world all good and bad at one time in the name of Science and Technology so we Muslims have to remain cautious about what to take and what to leave. To point out a few atrocities about Science & Technology, I would mention that the astronomical ventures that have been undertaken until this time have caused a huge amount of human resources that could have made the situation better for many a hungry people of the world facing famine totally deprived of basic necessities of life. We could have done without many a useless gadgets and scientific commodities that are taken as necessities in todays world due to propaganda and advertisement (mostly of medical nature) as people can remain healthy without such things and there are attitudes and acceptance of attitudes in the Medical Field that Islam does not appreciate at all so those have to be indicated and have to be changed. We find amazingly deadly weapons just due to the desire to rule and be at the head of things and what a foolishness this thinking and attitude is, that has put all the people of the world into an unwanted fear. Apart from atrocities in the field of Astronomy, Medicine and Psychology that clearly denote moral deterioration, there are other fields too where Science and Technology has provided appliances in the good name of making life easier that have caused stress to a huge number of people as no care has been taken to see moral deterioration those gadgets might cause (specially the gadgets that work on the basis of satellites). There are much useless scientific appliances for entertainment (computer not included as it can be used for much educational work and this is a wonderful gadget no doubt specially when its working is not based on satellite), that could have been avoided without any loss to the development of humankind. For the psyche of an ordinary man too, these scientific commodities have provided a shock coming so many so fast in a short time that to keep them in a necessary moral limit is a challenge now. I remember that some forty-five years back or so in my childhood, radio transistor was the main source of news, information and entertainment in Pakistan and now in these few

years taking only the communication field, we got Audio Cassete Players (first with big cassettes and then small in size with same or even more space), Television, Video Cassete Players, Video Games Machines, Computer with many amazing softwares and then it developed with inclusion of net and now there are scientific gadgets that work on the basis of satellites (and these satellite gadgets have brought a few social & moral problems with them by the Islamic Viewpoint) so these number of gadgets have come very fast in a short time and have affected the social values regarding morals all over the world. We have to stop somewhere sometime in regards to the inventions though discoveries (if they are truly discoveries and not just vague satanic theories) dont worry an ordinary man as those find their place well by morals & ethics. These scientific commodities have also made a psyche of showing off and those who can afford and have little care regarding morals, feel that they must let others know by accumulating all sorts of scientific and technological items that they are capable of managing all this by their money, time and effort. This has caused many to get into some complex and even the life style that these scientific commodities have brought about, is causing much deadly infections and diseases that were never heard of before. But everyone has his work in the world and here we Muslims come in. We are much better in providing how to deal with all the chaos that Science & Technology has created in the world by the Blessing of Allah. The point I intend to convey is that iron, wood, bronze and other metals have indeed developed a lot but Man has not truly developed for it needs development of psyche keeping morals and values for that which Man has achieved in the history for sure. We Muslims would show our gratitude to the West only if it accepts us at a better position to better the situation regarding spiritual, moral and ethical side of the scientific commodities they have presented to us. West has done an outside job and we Muslims have a great capability to see to the inside work by the Blessing of Allah as that would be the true development of Humankind but only when everybody do accept us at the better status for that with total heart. If the West is ready to give us credit for the spiritual development (and we have always shown our worth in many thousands of years that have gone in the past), we would show our gratitude for its material development though taking from it only what we deem fit or else, we would have to leave many of these inventions ultimately for which they seem to demand much respect (and in fact there are such voices too in the West who ask that due to these scientific commodities that they have presented, we must take their

lifestyle taking even those things that we presently take as highly shameful by our standard of judgment of morals). Only time would tell how the things turn out yet this is totally obvious that without the support of Muslims wit about the morals that have the power to satisfy the inner self of all the people of the world and keep them away from all stress and strain, there is no way for the true development of the Man for sure. Al-Hamdu-Lillah. (Q-4)What is an Islamic Society? What would be the basic concepts in its Economic System, Political System and Educational System? (A)- Islamic Society is a gathering that in Belief, is based on the fact that Allah is the only True Authority so only His Commands must be obeyed and where there is a clash of some command with His Commands, that command must not be obeyed; and in deeds, it is based on Justice and HEJAB. Actually, there are two main categories of sins, cruelty and shamelessness, in which all the sins can be grouped. When men abuse their physical power (this means the power of their influential status in todays world), cruelty and injustice and even terrorism, take place and when the women take to wrong types of fashions and display their beauty without any care about moral values whatsoever, shamelessness takes place. With satanic philosophies that are well suited for an animal life-style rather than a human life-style, like might is right and consent of adults is enough to commit sexual act, the society does not remain a humane society but becomes a society of animals where a hatred between the male & the female develops leading towards a great mental tension & a high moral deterioration. Islamic Society, on the contrary, asks for care about the weak not in words only but in practice too, without fail insha-Allah (by the will of Allah). The institution of marriage would be developed even more (and by the Blessing of Allah, it is strong even in these trying times in the Muslim world) and kept intact and a tie between all family members would be seen by laws that would enhance such culture. It would be preferable for the men to marry more than one woman as more than one marriage with announcement, responsibility and trust is much better than committing any wrong and I am totally sure that even the woman at the east especially among Muslims, after seeing where West has led its women to, would fully support this system by their total regards to it. The law would be totally Islamic based on the Holy Quran and the SUNNAH (the sayings & deeds of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH as they also

clarify the Commands of Allah only) in the Islamic Society and courts would make their decisions fully in accordance with Islam (and this implies that judges would be well-versed in the Islamic Law for sure). HEJAB would prevail at the Political, Economical and Educational System at the Islamic Society insha-Allah. The financial responsibility of the female lies upon the male (father when unmarried and husband when married), so she does not have to worry in this matter and if she earns something taking care about HEJAB, she is liable to keep that amount in total too in addition to what she receives from her father or husband though she must be at 30 years of age or more if she wants to work outside her home. She can keep property if she deems fit and with HEJAB, she can even run a business if she is at or more than 30 years of age though such activity is not much appreciable in Islam as she would have to deal with males (but still it is not prohibited). She would not be allowed to hold any political office though she would be asked her opinions time and again for political matters and where seems fit, her opinion would be taken into practice specially in matters that relate to the female in the Islamic Society. It is a matter of trust and that is how it would remain insha Allah. She can go for high education too though subjects for her would be specified so that she finds them useful in practical life (not because of any discrimination or her inferiority as even though she is regarded in a man's care in the world for her security according to Islamic Viewpoint yet she is equal to man in the matters of AKHIRAT, the true life after this life). However, after coming to adulthood, her education would remain separate from men except for medical education where she can study at co-education with strict reservation of attitude plus necessary physical HEJAB without any pressure from outside. All private co-educational institutions, coaching centers or other academic establishments would totally be eliminated after the tenth grade and the Govt. institutions would also not provide education at co-education after it for the first year and the second year of college though after that only those girls who excel in studies, can go on with their Medical or Arts & Commerce studies in a co-educational set-up with strict reservation of attitude plus necessary physical HEJAB at Medical Colleges or specific Universities if they want. Girls would not be allowed to pursue the high study of Science except for Medical as it leads their minds to confusion only and that is also a waste of time and money on their part. They can take up nursing & teaching as professions for them as they do now in the Pakistani setup, when they are at 30 years of age or more yet in nursing, they must

not tend male patients and must take care of the teachings of HEJAB; while at teaching, they must not develop any tendency of beating children for education and must take care of the teachings of HEJAB. The Film Industry can not remain in the Islamic Society so it would be eliminated totally though a few TV channels would operate that can present female actresses in decent dramas. The Economic System at an Islamic Society would be totally clear of interest in all transactions and QARZ-e- HASANAH would be appreciated and developed in this Society. This means to extend loan to needy persons telling them in writing that this would be returnable when the debtor feels at ease. Mind it that the Islamic Society would be totally clear of interest and the Bait-ul-Mall (the National Treasury) would also extend such loans with the same statement. Islam develops a character that values the True Faith and Good Deeds and it works to discourage the love of material possessions as selfishness has no place in the Islamic Society. Live with Necessities as much as possible is its motto regarding Economics (and not that human wants are unlimited and resources to fulfill them are limited asking for preferences; we do not appreciate such thinking) and this would be clarified time and again so as to have such persons ahead in the society that might show angelic character all the time at all the place. The Political System would be based on the votes of all the people as Islam does value democracy as a political system, though it might seem a surprise to many people given to the western thought. However, it is much better to carve a better system for elections of the members of the parliament as Islam does not appreciate competition among Muslims in getting the leadership and more important is the fact that it does not allow obedience to anyone when the commands of Allah are violated. One of the ways the evil effect of competition can be neutralized is to give a seat to the successful candidate and also a seat to the runner-up, the second in line. If there are two parliaments like the National and the Provincial from where the persons are competing, each can be allotted a seat in one of the parliaments respectively while the third might have some say in the political set-up too by the law and there must not be more than three competitors; other ways to end competition might also be considered. The point I intend to make, is that the evil effects of competition in the voting system must be neutralized as competition in worldly matters is not appreciated in Islam which asks to compete in the matters of AKHIRAT but not in the matters of this world. Also, there would be no compromise on Islamic Principles that would be totally clarified so that no one finds a way to

impose his own thinking in the name of democracy; that would be a form of dictatorship too according to the Islamic Teachings. Note that the obedience to any person is based on condition that there would be no disobedience to Allah and this attitude would be the basis of the Islamic Society. Nobody in the whole world can be so open minded and tolerant than a True Muslim when his principles are not challenged and its a pity that due to some factions of Muslims, Islam is taken as intolerant of any other view than its own. When Muslims are not challenged and they find leading their lives totally easy upon Islam collectively without any kind of injustice, they would never interfere in the matters of others in today's world as this attitude is totally in accordance with the teachings of Islam clearly. We Muslims are not Nosey-Parkers as many "developed persons" have shown themselves to be, and in fact we do not appreciate such attitude anytime anywhere. Personally, even as an ordinary Muslim, I do not like secret services and posing enmity to any country today yet as it takes two to make for this attitude, it must be seen how people deal with us. If people dont only talk about peace but do really care about it, it would be a Blessing of Allah on the world indeed. The Educational System would ask for all that could be learnt by an individual and there would be no imparting of knowledge by force. Examination would be avoided preferably and basics of all the subjects like Astronomy, Medicine, Psychology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, Math (Algebra included), Statistics, Economics, Business Dealings (Banking and Correspondence included), Law of the country and many other subjects with the most necessary inclusion of Islamic Teachings (the Holy Quran, SUNNAH and great works of the great scholars of Islam) to put everything onto its place, would be totally imparted for the sake of strength of the Islamic Society. In brief, we all must note that for an Islamic Society, we don't need to take actions that are sudden or imposed by force as Islamic Values command a respect naturally that don't need such a forced way of manifesting themselves so Insha Allah the current society can be changed into an Islamic Society by taking the following steps of elimination into practice by the persons in authority or in any powerful position to influence the current society easily while the necessary good attitudes that would develop for the consolidation of Islamic Values would take place as the matter of natural tendency insha-Allah. Mind it that this authority is the AMANAT given by Allah that must be used to put Allah's Commands into practice as much as possible; Al-Hamdu Lillah:

-a- It is a matter of Belief that Allah is the only True Authority. -b- All forms of injustice would be eliminated with ADAL (power of the Law by which Islamic Teachings mostly ask Muslim men to take action) insha-Allah for which firstly, the clauses of the law of the land that are un-Islamic would be eliminated; secondly, beatings to children for the purpose of their education and beatings to the accused persons for their confession of crimes specially putting them in shameful condition, would be eliminated; thirdly, post mortem of human bodies for the sake of education or in the name of justice would be eliminated; fourthly, much paper work and high documentation needed for official purposes would be eliminated; fifthly, usury & interest in the Economics Field, would be eliminated; sixthly, extreme poverty (MEHROOMEE), where one does not even find basic necessities to fulfill one's needs and the needs of those who are dependant on one, would be eliminated; seventhly, by TABLEEGH of taking up good activities and of giving up bad activities, the evil effect of the current environment would be eliminated. These steps would insha-Allah bring about such a good environment where a Muslim person would find totally easy to fulfill the Islamic minimum requirement of Belief practicing the command of SALAH by practicing at least FARDH-SALAH five times a day at home or at mosque and SAUM (Fasting) in the holy month of RAMAZAN, ZAKAT once a year and HAJJ once in the life-time if a person is rich (in fact, we all Muslims must try to fulfill at least the minimum requirement that Islamic Belief asks from us in all circumstances any time anywhere). So, insha Allah with these seven points with the assistance of the Muslim man, injustice would be eliminated from the current society by ADAL i.e. the asking of the law of the land. -c- All matters that Islam takes as shameful matters would be eliminated with EHSAAN (asking humbly the Muslim women-folk to fulfill good Islamic Traditions of HIYA i.e. the natural tendency towards goodness & HEJAB i.e. keeping the attitude of distance from unrelated men in all ways possible) for which firstly, indecent clothing, as Islam takes it, for the women-folk when they come out for necessities, would be eliminated; secondly, treatment for women by males in gynecological afflictions and in all major afflictions, would be eliminated; thirdly, co-education at the first year & the second year of the college education keeping the Pakistani educational set-up in view, and also further study for girls who have not shown excellence in their study, would be eliminated; fourthly, service in public or private sector

by women-folk that are not at or above the age of 30 years, would be eliminated; fifthly, dancing of women anytime anywhere that is becoming so common nowadays at TV and even at some indecent gatherings, would be eliminated; sixthly, film industry, indecent dramas and a host of TV channels that transmit their programs & features all day long, would be eliminated; seventhly, still photos & pictures for unofficial reasons plus videos that are intended for private use, would be eliminated. So, insha Allah, with these seven points with much assistance of the Muslim woman, shameful matters would be eliminated from the current society by EHSAAN i.e. by asking of the good natural tendency. Now, if we Muslims try to fulfill even the minimum requirements of Islamic Teachings and go on spreading those wonderful teachings asking for the application of all good deeds and for the avoidance of all bad deeds, insha Allah the current society would soon turn into an Islamic Society providing us a further guidance of how to consolidate it well by the Blessing of Allah. It is necessary that in all matters, all the people though ordinary or at office in the Government Institutions, do take care that Islamic Values prevail in the Society with love, hope and humanity so as to make even this worldly life totally pleasant that becomes a representation of the peace at gardens of Paradise that insha Allah, would be its reward after this life. Al-Hamdu Lillah. (Q-5)What is HEJAB? How would women proceed with their lives in the Islamic Society? A-By the Islamic command of HEJAB, it is meant that the Muslim women must remain in their houses except for necessities which they themselves must decide with a true devotion to Islam. Whenever and wherever in an Islamic Society she decides that some necessity permits her to leave the house to see to it, she can leave her face, her hands up-to wrists and her feet up-to her toes uncovered. A big CHADAR or BURQA must be used in addition to usual garments for the sake of HEJAB that must be observed in an Islamic Society though on the level of EHSAN (good natural tendency; this means that, besides the law of the land that would not interfere in this matter except where the aberration seems collective, women must observe HEJAB by their own good judgment and respect for Islamic Values). So there are three points to note regarding HEJAB and among them the first is that it

actually means that Women must not leave their homes without any Islamic reason and the second is that when they do leave their homes on necessity that they would decide themselves keeping Islamic Teachings in view, they must not leave with make-up & fashions and take a CHADAR (big unattractive sheet of cloth) hiding their hair and themselves totally and the third is that as soon as the necessity ends, they must return to their homes without waste of time. If Muslim women do take care about these points specially about how to leave the homes on necessity keeping prohibition and obligation in view that is they must take care that no make-up should be done while facing NaMehrum persons and that a Big CHADAR must be taken when they leave their homes for some necessary work, which must hide all the body except for face, hands and feet, then there would not be much left to ask from a Muslim woman regarding HEJAB. Note that the NaMehrum for a woman is any man who can ask her into marriage if she is, or would have been, unmarried. Men having enough resources, should marry more than one woman as Islam allows keeping in marriage four women at one time for the Muslim men with total trust, responsibility and announcement. They must not worry about the gossip such attitude might cause as we Muslims must care about the word of Allah and not the words of people when it falls against it. I am sure this will put an end to many social problems which Muslim women are facing in today's world and the Muslim women would insha-Allah honor this attitude themselves in the Islamic Society by their own. HEJAB should be felt in the society by the setting of traditions and for this we must ask humbly the Muslim women to set traditions and fulfill them by asking attention of each other towards those. No force at all but with good faith, sacrifice and tolerance. As for how would women fare in the Islamic Society so this matter depends on their own-selves as they can set Islamic traditions to live within and as they live in big Muslim cities now, they would have to make just a few necessary adjustments in that living style particularly relating to HEJAB yet nothing would be imposed and every attitude would be asked to be developed with total counseling keeping to Islamic Teachings with total heart. (Q-6) Does the Islamic Society ask for Dictatorship not letting anyone say his thoughts and what attitude would be taken for mobile cellphones and what about Fine Arts that relate to Music, Cinema, TV, CD's, Computer (specially net)?

A- No, Islam does not ask for Dictatorship. As I have said that Islamic Society is based on Justice and HEJAB so it is totally impossible that any dictatorship becomes appreciable in a True Islamic Society. Islam does not even appreciate an ordinary dictatorship so there is no question that might arise of harsh attitudes forbidding people to speak other than what the state tells them. Differences to the Government might be present and this must be considered as a normal phenomenon and must not be worried about as that would never take hold in the general public when the State is based on the True Islamic Values and then these dissenting voices would automatically work to provide for any betterment in the attitude of the Government by Islamic Principles or to ask for more leniency in the matters that the dissention asks attention to, remaining inside the Principles of Islam. However, the problem arises when an open challenge to Islamic Principles takes place on some disciplined manner by quite a number of people as that is not dissention but an asking for a practical revolution against Islam that is the basis of the Islamic State and this disciplined opposition to Islam is intolerable. Even then, such people must not be killed just because they became members to such opposition but they must be given an open trial and must be given a chance to betterment in their attitude according to the Islamic Teachings by the law of the Land without any force. However, if these people kill other people for their own black cause then they would be dealt by the law accordingly. There must be no ban on saying or writing anything whatsoever yet it must be seen that only those attitudes develop in the society that ask for a better Islamic Living by a psychological guidance rather than a political stance. LOVE of Humanity in total practice, must be the basis of all general attitude here as this is the True Islam. The attitude for democracy plus the respect for Islamic Principles on which the Islamic State comes into existence both must be present simultaneously in the general attitude. This does happen all over the world that a person appreciates the honor of the place he lives in with all the thinking he has for a good living, without any force or an unnatural burden on his psyche. This position would take some time to develop here due to the effect of much rumors that have been spread by the ill-wishers of Islam yet this position is not unachievable as it is most natural to the Human Psyche. However, to take Islamic Society as intolerant to all types of dissention is alien to Islamic Teachings itself. The regular accusations against Islam that have no basis denote an inappropriate political

attitude. This attitude is mostly taken by politicians against their opponents blaming them for this and that only in vague manner relating to future, specially when their opponents are incapable to answer adequately due to personal incompetence, due to problem in communication or due to any other reason whatsoever. The examples might be seen where and when politicians blame their opponents for planning to kill a prominent personality or planning to commit some other big criminal act, without providing any valid proof for such statements so that they might validate their black actions against their opponents through force with an appreciation in response or at least with a silence in response from the general public. This political way of dealing things must not be taken into practice at any scholarly discussion where the matter in consideration must be dealt fully and truthfully so the best medicine for such invalid psyche is to prove practically that a True Muslim is never a dictator and hears everything taking what his Principles allow without challenging his opponent leaving him on his own even if he has Power to put him into trouble. The greatest man, the last messenger of Allah, the Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH gave pardon to all the prominent and ordinary persons of Makkah when he conquered the city, though these people had given such trouble to the Messenger that he had to leave it and settle in MADINAH and they had tortured Muslims a lot. Our traditions are to give pardon even to enemies and not to kill our fellow country-men just because their views seem to collide with the Islamic Values that we want to implement. This attitude runs in our blood and that is why Muslims feel an obligation to support and care for the security of the non-Muslims of the land they rule in the best way possible for them, remaining inside the Principles given by Islam. However, it would be clarified in plain terms that a disciplined opposition to Islamic Principles would not be tolerated in the Islamic Society as that would pave way to a chaos in the peaceful Islamic Society and as such, it would cause a mutiny against Islam itself. This is called FITNAH in the Islamic terms which is plainly and clearly, totally intolerable in the Islamic Society and that would be openly challenged and cleared from the Islamic Society with as much care for humanity as possible. Al-Hamdu Lillah. As for MUSIC, I really feel that many Islamic persons go to height in its opposition. The problem arises when at one side, we find total opposition to any type of music and at the other side, we find total liberal attitude towards music as when it comes to entertainment by music, it is taken for granted that this means a

messy mixed gathering having a fast music with a lot of noise without any care for the Islamic Values. These both attitudes have to be termed as extremism according to what I have learnt by the KITAB and the SUNNAH after many years of study by the blessing of Allah. Please note that there are some points to consider in this regard without fail. Each point has some Islamic reasoning at its base that is easy to understand and if needed, I would provide that with pleasure. However, here I would present the points in brief and even an ordinary Muslim would understand their validity well only by their mention insha Allah. The first point is that Islam does not allow men to converse with women unnecessarily and vice versa as that is against the command of HEJAB so the songs that are spread in the Islamic Society must be clear of the voice of women. The second point is that the words of the songs must not challenge Islamic Morals in any way and this matter must be decided by ordinary Muslims yet with total devotion to Islam. The third point to note in this regard is that the singers, players of instruments and musicians must not be professional as their occupations must be some other works while Music remains a pastime and a matter of relaxation to them and to all those who enjoy music. The fourth point is that the music must be soft and not a rhythmic din of some kind as a fast music is not appreciable in the Islamic set-up. The fifth point is that dancing of women is totally unacceptable in the Islamic Society so that must not be present at the songs though presence of women in a romantic video song sung by a male person might be tolerated where she remains in decent clothes with decent attitude. The sixth and the last point in this regard is that the instruments used for the songs must not be more than two because high number of instruments give the impression of the song being a professional kind of a thing and also breaks the rule of making the song a presentation of a soft music. Please note that this last point does not mean that two categories of instruments might be used in any number but it means that the total number of instruments must be two only. It is even better if a computerized gadget that is able to provide different musical voices, is used for the song with a set-up of the voices of two musical instruments that fulfill the minimum requirement of the music (yin and yang) in the song that must remain soft in nature. The Holy Quran does not ban music by any verse and the only verse that is taken to prohibit music is not directly related to the matter (Surah Luqman-6). It tells about the evil of taking useless stories that the true knowledge would never appreciate. The verse was revealed when a person from the infidels

brought two women that could sing well so that they could divert attention from the recitation of the Holy Book Quran towards theirselves. In fact, this verse clarifies well that the music must not be a challenge to Islam taking the points given in application without any inclination towards accepting any fiction; that hopefully would make it tolerable in the Islamic Society. The whole universe is manifesting a rhythm and this rhythm must rather be appreciated even by the Islamic persons and not discarded without any rhyme or reason. There are Ahadith that show some reservation regarding music yet some of them do not fulfill the criterion set by MUHADDISEEN (persons who understand the status of Ahadith) for the words to be taken truly as Ahadith while others have the margin to be interpreted as prohibiting professional attitude towards Music or prohibiting a total engagement in it taking it more than a form of relaxation. As for the Cinema, please note that there would be no film industry in an Islamic Society as that violates much of the Islamic Values. However, there can be a Dramatic Club or two (one to be run necessarily under the management of the Government only to provide attention to Islamic values and these clubs must not be high in number in any way) that might provide for the Drama programs run at different channels of TV in the Islamic Country. This automatically clarifies that TV and TV channels would operate in the Islamic Society though their channels must be very little in number and registered. Foreign Channels must be discouraged until they comply with the requirements of the Islamic Society. These TV channels must care about Islamic Morals with total commitment to Islam and besides decent drama and musical programs, they must air open political discussions as they do now, give Islamic advices and also provide necessary education to shape good attitudes that Islam asks for in a decent Islamic Society. They must also air programs where reading of books of fiction, of education, of biographies and of Islam is presented as that would be most beneficial when the Islamic Morals are kept in view. Please note that regarding TV and other places in the Islamic Society, there must be no dancing of women or any modeling of women or any advertisement that presents women in a vulgar form or any free kind of attitude of women towards men as this all is indecency in Islam that must be totally avoided, both at the individual and at the collective level in the Islamic Society. Computers would be used openly and net would be available though Government must see that all sites that present nudity and vulgarity must be banned in all ways possible on the basis of the law obstructing such sites to open at screen by net by

technical applications yet the best thing is to ask all people on the basis of EHSAAN regularly to avoid all such sites by their own good choice but still stoppage by the law on the basis of ADAL would not be abandoned in this matter. Cd/s offered at the market must be cleared by the Islamic Watchful Eyes among the Government so that there remains no immoral or un-Islamic material in them and if they have songs, those must not be sung by women-folk but comply with the points given about music. Mobile cell phones that are at general use would remain well in use insha-Allah yet these gadgets would only be used generally for the communication of messages while the voice-communication would only be allowed by high charges monthly to professional business persons and registered companies only; the gadgets would have no camera in them. Please note that liberty does not mean independence from Islamic Values but it means to live in accordance with good Islamic moral values without any pressure from outside. A person does have to conform to some order and if he does not conform to the Order set by Allah, he would conform to other orders that are only satanic leading himself to total mental pressure that would make his life and lives of others that are dependent on him for their requirements, totally miserable for certain; note that committed people to the cause of Islam that are just and lenient are necessary for the task. The Truth is only One that is the way of Allah while satanic philosophies are many in number though the One Truth has the power to satisfy the inner self of a person totally well while the satanic philosophies increase mental tensions only, without offering any guidance towards an honorable inner satisfaction. Please note well that the Islamic Teachings do not ban music but they put a check on the evil presentation regarding music as specified while TV can operate at homes with some necessary adjustments as many of the scholars of Islam have tolerated photos for official needs by the Islamic reasoning and this leniency does provide an opening to tolerate the operating of TV in an Islamic Society though its programs must not violate the Islamic Morals in any way. Al-Hamdu Lillah. This was an answer to some of the questions that arise in the Western mind and I have tried to clarify to the best of my capability as an ordinary Muslim studying Islam for more than 36 years now by the blessing of Allah. To me, it seems strange that the West feels that Islam is a challenge to it as in today's world, we Muslims are better when unrelated with the West as there is much for us to worry about from its

side and not the other way round. Again it is strange that the West knows so little about us Muslims and our Belief yet there are people who without any touch of shame, present such teachings about Islam hearing which even a layman in Muslims would feel amused or shocked. I don't know if things like Islam is 1500 years old and Muhammad (PBUH) was the founder of Islam and Jihad is terrorism that Islam asks for to get JANNAH (paradise) so Islam professes terrorism and Muhammad (PBUH) was obsessed with animal desires and he was always ready to wage a war on enemies of Islam and music is banned in Islam as it does not appreciate fine arts and Islamic Punishments are against Human Rights and women are actually slaves in Islam (in fact, the high respect we have for women is something the West would not understand due to its current set of morals though we do take the Female as given in the Male's care for her own betterment and security and it is a matter of trust yet both have only one aim of life and that is to obey Allah every-time every-where so regarding the life after this one, both are equal), are being presented by some conspiracy or the West has such fools as think-tanks who even after presenting some document for themselves denoting a degree of being learned in Islam, are unaware of even the basic matters of Islam. At least, I would not try to present Christianity to Christians or anyone for that matter, though I do understand its salient features, for the simple reason that it is not my status being a Muslim to comment on this matter. Please note that the best way to understand Islam is to read the Holy Quran about which every Muslim believes that nothing has changed in it since its revelation upon the Last of Prophets Muhammad (PBUH) and reading even a good translation of this Holy Book of ours with the assistance of the SUNNAH, would reveal clearly what Islam is all about. Why leave this simple manner of understanding Islam and project misunderstandings about Islam as its teachings, misguiding all without any rhyme or reason. If all the inhabitants of the planet Earth have to live with total peace then we all must respect each others views, solving our political problems by the application of Justice and not by abuse of power as that would worsen the problems for sure. May Allah help all the peaceloving people to make a working partnership among all peoples of the world so that the world does prosper without any challenge to any-one; everybody has to answer for his or her own self at AKHIRAT so after the presentation of Islam to all, we Muslims have no more obligation, atleast not at the present moment of time; Al-Hamdu Lillah.

Completed this writing at the night of 18th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1427 (April 17, 2006)

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