Sunday, January 2, 2011

Surah Al Rum , 30 : 1-8

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Alif. Lam. Mim. (1) The Romans have been defeated (2) In the nearer land, and they, after their defeat will be victorious (3) In a few (less then ten) - Allah's is the command in the former case and in the latter - and in that day believers will rejoice (4) In Allah's help to victory. He helpeth to victory whom He will. He is the Mighty, the Merciful. (5) It is a promise of Allah. Allah faileth not His promise, but most of mankind know not. (6) They know only some appearance of the life of the world, and are heedless of the Hereafter. (7) Have they not pondered upon themselves? Allah created not the heavens and the earth, and that which is between them, save with truth and for a destined end. But truly many of mankind are disbelievers in the meeting with their Lord. (8)
Ar Rum, 30 : 1-8

Emperor Heraclius suffered defeat at the hand of the Sasanian king, King Sabur in their skirmishes over Greater Syria. This was noted by Allah in Surah Ar Rum. 'But you Muslims, do not despair, the Romans would come back victorious within 10 years'.
That was divine information given to Muslims during their early persecuted Makkan days. The Muslims were rooting for the trinitarian Romans to win while the pagans and idolaters of Makkah were behind the fire-worshipping Persians. Much like MU versus Bayern Munich of present day football!

The Romans did came back on the seventh year to hammer Sabur back into present day Iran.

Back to the present century, Judeo-Christian hegemony has spread far and wide,entrenching themselves physically deep into Muslim hinterlands. Afghanistan[ centre of knowledge and birth place of many Muslim thinkers ie Bukhari, Rumi, Imam al Ghazali, Jamaluddin Al Afghani just to name a few ], Iraq [ centre of Islamic thoughts and excellence ],Pakistan and India held Khasmir, Palestine and Syria. After next week, most probably Sudan.Yemen, almost there and not forgetting Somalia where successive syariah inspired governments were overthrown, directly or covertly. If the Royal House of Al Saud would have their ways, even Iran by end of 2011!

As for the rest of us.....we are already hearts and souls under Judeo-Christian influence, spiritually, morally and physically....

You don't believe me?
Ask ourselves and our children:
What we collectively think of the syariah [ Good Tan Sri, but a wee bit out of touch and not implementable in the current economic and social millieu ]; our dress code; our education system; our choice of life partners; our daily thoughts and aspirations and our vision of 'the here' and 'the hereafter'.
Only we are now left with our names: Ahmad, Ali, Isahak, Aminah, Zawahir and Nik Nathasha, Nik Anna Karennina, Carina and Karen and Karl....!

"Allah is He Who sendeth the winds so that they raise clouds, and spreadeth them along the sky as pleaseth Him, and causeth them to break and thou seest the rain downpouring from within them. And when He maketh it to fall on whom He will of His bondmen, lo! they rejoice; (48) Though before that, even before it was sent down upon them, they were in despair. (49) Look, therefore, at the prints of Allah's mercy (in creation): how He quickeneth the earth after her death. Lo! He verily is the Quickener of the Dead, and He is Able to do all things. (50) And if We sent a wind and they beheld it yellow, they verily would still continue in their disbelief. (51) For verily thou (Muhammad) canst not make the dead to hear, nor canst thou make the deaf to hear the call when they have turned to flee. (52)"
Ar Rum , 30 : 48-52

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