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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Habib Umar ibn Hafiz


The Disputations

Twenty six

1. Praise means nothing.

2. True sincerity is that one performs an action for Allah, not for anything or anyone and not for recognition even if it works out or it does not. That's sincerity.

3. People praise you because of what they suppose is in you but you should blame yourself for what you know is in you. Ibn Ata Allah
4. Your weakness is your reliance on anything other than Allah
5. The person who walks into the king’s court with a high head should be careful, he will get his head chopped off. As for the person who enters the kings court in submission, in humility will remain in the safety and pleasure of the king.

6. When you rely on something other than Allah get ready for what you have to be taken away.

7. Rely on Allah in ease and not just in duress.
8. Some people are tried by having something and others are tried by not having it...
9. May Allah bring the loin who murders to justice.

10. Film making is the art of convincing you that something is happening when actually it is not. Its an art of deception that manipulates and stimulates your emotions into feeling something that does not actually exist. None of it is real but yet we are obsessed about them.

11. Being judgmental is displaying the evil of yourself and not of others

12. “Our nation was born in genocide when it embraced the doctrine that the original American, the Indian, was an inferior race. Even before there were large numbers of Negroes on our shore, the scar of racial hatred had already disfigured colonial society. From the sixteenth century forward, blood flowed in battles over racial supremacy. We are perhaps the only nation which tried as a matter of national policy to wipe out its indigenous population. Moreover, we elevated that tragic experience into a noble crusade. Indeed, even today we have not permitted ourselves to reject or feel remorse for this shameful episode. Our literature, our films, our drama, our folklore all exalt it. Our children are still taught to respect the violence which reduced a red-skinned people of an earlier culture into a few fragmented groups herded into impoverished reservations.”
― John F. Kennedy
13. Every rose has thorns.

14. Sacrifice for the people on the spiritual path is continuous. Not just once a lifetime but every day, every hour, every minute.

15. Repetition helps.

16. What could’ve been was never meant to be.

17. The ears and the eyes are self cleaning but do you keep them clean by using them in the right manner? The gratitude of them is to use them for acts of worship. So be careful that you do not dirty them up.

18. Part of the believers training in the world is that everything has causes. As when they are in paradise there are no causes. When you wish for something you have it.

19. When you make an intention to be with someone, you are with them.

20. Sometimes I wonder about those people we feel sorry for now because of the suffering they go through. Will they feel sorry for us of the day of judgement when they see what rewards are awaiting them and what rewards are awaiting us?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Brainwashing, the Media, Looking forward and back

Several moons ago, I was talking to a friend about an issue. He claimed to be backing the war on terrorism. He was extremely adamant and I made a statement which he could not reply to. I said, “A brainwashed person does not complain about being brainwashed!” Why because he does not know he is brainwashed.

How does one get brainwashed? Look around you and you see the same thing being presented to you continually and constantly.

We will save you

If you look at every movie about any major disaster and you’ll be given one message. The west is going to save the world. Armageddon, Deep Impact, 2012, Outbreak, Independence day, some superhero movies and so forth. This is not about good film making it’s about re-enforcing the ideas that the west is the best. The west is going to save you. Only the west can save you.

So whenever there is problem in the world we expect western governments to get involved. But do we ask the question if they are already involved? Who is funding these rebels with guns? 

For the last twelve years killing Muslims is seen as killing terrorists. So now when we look at the problems in Sham. Why would anyone get involved? They will fund two sides and watch them kill each other as they count the profits made. This is what happened during the Iran and Iraq war of the eighties. The bad press that is aimed at Muslims fuels the fire for war because they claim we are evil and need to eradicated. 


The media is but a tool to spread propaganda of war. Very few media outlets carry credible information. Most are tools in spreading hatred and racism to the brainwashed masses who do not ask nor question the methods of those who act in their names. Through the media is permission sought for military intervention.

The greatest massacres occur in print before innocents pay with their lives. The media have a role to impartial role to play yet they are biased and told what to print.

Help ourselves

The main point that I am trying to make is that the Muslims should help each other. We do not have a caliph and in its absence Muslim presidents should help each other. The Arab and Muslim leagues have proven to be ineffective. Their ineffectiveness was exposed when they sent observers to Syria who seemed to have their eyes closed during the killings. 

Why are we looking to others to clean up our mess? We need to take some responsibility and work together to support each others economies and as well as other types of assistance. 

When things are going wrong in a country then we must come together forward a resolution for the greater good of those involved. Instead of looking on in silence as people are killed we should do something for the greater good.

The state of the Muslims could be changed overnight if we chose to come together and work together. I am not talking about unity rubbish rather I am talking about working together, that’s what we need. The trade of oil to the west strengths their oppression upon the countries that they have invaded. So we do not have anyone to blame but ourselves. 

Look in the books of fiqh and it’s unlawful to trade in any items that strengthen those against the Muslims. Of course, the normal person cannot do much but he can make others aware that we will not stand for our leaders to be corrupt.

Guess again

We have to apply fresh thinking and that does not include putting ourselves or others into danger. We need to be able to sort our own problems out and not allow countries to invade our lands.

I would like to see leaders who have guts to look into our glittering past and take from the lessons of the four rightly guided caliphs and lead like them. But who will stand? When most of them are flat on their faces fast asleep whilst the common folk struggle to make ends meat. 

If we can't trust politicians to tell the truth about their expenses; how can we expect them to tell the trust about international affairs!??! It’s easy to speak in public as all you need is confidence. You do not even need any knowledge.

Our main problem is that we cannot see past the media and their brainwashing. We are programmed during the evenings and speak about it the next day. Why don’t we make our media sources with trust worthy reports instead we rely on unsound information. How do we know any of it is true? We cannot be sure because are supposed to confirm the information that comes from someone unrighteous, so what would it be about someone with no faith who detests yours!

Look beyond what you are seeing. There is another story being told that you can see the outlines for but not see the whole picture, so use other sources of information that your television news. Free your mind and think. Or are you not concerned that things are so wrong but you do not care. The system is there to control manipulate your soul so be aware of this. Look at who benefits from a terrible event then you find red hands covered in blood. Historically many false flags have lead countries to war when the true reason is natural resources. Big companies who supply military products make money hand over fist as some brown person who they have never met dies in a drone operation.

The best means to alleviate the suffering of Muslims is by sending money to those in need and of course supplication, especially for the leaders.

Muslims could change our situation overnight if we had some guts. The west has not overpowered Muslim countries, it the Muslim countries who have empowered the west over us. And we have the audacity to blame others for our state. As long as we do that nothing will ever be solved.

Yet we are not concerning with anything except building empty buildings and wasting valuable resources. So if none of this bothers then you are brainwashed.  So what am I calling you to? I am calling you to break the boundaries of thinking that have been placed upon you by the media. When you do this then you'll understand exactly why things happen and what your response should be.


If we cannot trust politicians to tell the truth about their expenses then how can we expect them to tell the truth about foreign affairs?

The politicians and the evil people of the world have set the world on fire and who pays the price? The normal people peace loving people of the world. Who want to do nothing more than get on with their lives and live in peace.  I refuse to buy into hatred so you can keep it and tell it to yourself. I don't listen to hatred from any fool. Its time the good people speak and silence the dissident voices of war. 

Or do you chose to remain brainwashed? Like cattle consuming and not thinking at all. 

O Allah please help the Muslim Ummah. May Allah forgive us all.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Disputations

Twenty four

1. Those who dine in pleasure pay the price sooner or later.

2. The truth does not have the support that falsehood has now.

3. The problem in your life would not mean anything if you were with Allah.

4. Divine decree is the easiest thing to learn but the hardest to accept.

5. The point of your existence is to be happy with Allah not to be happy with existence.

6. Allah will never do the terrible things that people do to you so why do you show more loyalty to others?

7. Feel sorry for those with dunya when you have Allah

8. Divine decree the easiest thing to learn but the hardest thing to accept.

9. Knowledge is the reward of righteousness.

10. Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Helen Keller

11. The struggles in your life make you who you are.

12. Go to sleep making dhikr and wake up making dhikr - try it!

13. Whatever you are will come out. You can only a hide for a while.

14. If you do not learn how to do something how do you know it is valid?

15. I am beginning to think some people will never be saved.

16. Some people are like the terminator – they cannot be reasoned with.

17. Nothing is more misleading than an emotional reaction.

18. Everything in this world is a means to approach Allah or not!

19. In ease expect tribulations and in tribulations expect ease.

20. If you relied upon Allah you would have no problems, ever.