Poliomyelitis


Poliomyelitis can be prevented by both the KILLED VACCINE(inactivated vaccine,IPV) and the LIVE,attenuated vaccine(oral vaccine,OPV).

Both vaccines induces humoral antibodies,which neutralizes the virus entering the blood and hence prevent central nervous system diseases and infection.

INACTIVATED VACCINE is preferred 4 the following reasons:

1:it’s current version is called ENHANCED POLIO VACCINE or eIPV.it has higher seroconversion rate and induces a higher titer of antibody than the previous IPV.
2:IT ALSO INDUCES SOME MUCOSAL IMMUNITY,IgA,making it capable of interrupting transmission….BUT…the amount of of secretory IgA induced by eIPV is less than the amount induced by OPV.

HENCE,OPV is preferred for eradication efforts.

LIVE VACCINE has some disadvantages;

1:rarely,but still it can cause reversion of the attenuated virus to virulent one and disease can ensue.
2:can cause disease in immunodeficient so not given to them prior to their T/M.
3:must be kept refrigerated .to prevent heat inactivation of the live virus.

VACCINE-DERIVED PARALYTIC POLIO(VDPV):

It occurs in those areas where the people are unimmunized,which is a common drawback of our community..so if vaccine given to such people it can cause some serious manifestations.

PREVENTION:

People should be treated by immunizing them with the ORAL VACCINE that would interrupt the fecal-oral transmission.

PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION with immune serum globulins is available for those unimmunized individuals who are known to be exposed.

THE DURATION OF IMMUNITY IS LONGER WITH THE LIVE VACCINE THAN THE KILLED VACCINE,BUT STILL BOOSTER DOSE IS RECOMMENDED WITH BOTH.

PLAN OF ADMINISTRATION OF THE VACCINE:

1:4 doses to be given at 2 months,4 months,6 to 18 months and upon entry to school at 4 to 6 yrs of age.

NOW,why some individuals develop certain complication upon vaccine administration??

ANS:because while the vaccine is prepared..cell culture used may be not screened carefully to exclude the adventitious viruses,which when get access to the human body cause complications like strain of SV40 virus can be found in non-hodgkin’s lymphoma..but if the cell cultures used to prepare the vaccine are properly screened then the rate of such incident can be controlled.

Special Thank to Kate Mil for Sharing this very first research 🙂

We will not go down (Song for Gaza) – Michael Heart


We will not go down (Song for Gaza) – Michael Heart

We will not go down (Song for Gaza) – Michael Heart. The first American song and video clip about Gaza, it will shock you, this is a part of the truth about Palestine

We will not go down Lyrics is about guerra palestina, guerra de israel, and palestinian on Gaza, their hope and spirit. We will not go down Lyrics (Composed and Copyright 2009 by Michael Heart)

A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they’re dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who’s wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight.

Those who have divided their religion and become sects


Those who have divided their religion and become sects

Surat Al-‘An`ām (The Cattle)سورة الأنعام

This is a portion of the entire surah. View more context, or the entire surah.

6:159
Sahih International

Indeed, those who have divided their religion and become sects – 

you, [O Muhammad], are not [associated] with them in anything. Their affair is only [left] to Allah ; then He will inform them about what they used to do.
Urdu

جن لوگوں نے اپنے دین میں (بہت سے) رستے نکالے اور کئی کئی فرقے ہو گئے ان سے تم کو کچھ کام نہیں ان کا کام خدا کے حوالے پھر جو کچھ وہ کرتے رہے ہیں وہ ان کو (سب) بتائے گا 

Source:
http://quran.com/6/159

Volume 4, Book 56, Number 803 :
Narrated by Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman

The people used to ask Allah’s Apostle about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me. Once I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We were in ignorance and in evil and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good; will there by any evil after this good?” He said, “Yes.” I asked, “Will there be good after that evil?” He said, “Yes, but it would be tained with Dakhan (i.e. Little evil).” I asked, “What will its Dakhan be?” He said, “There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my tradition. You will see their actions and disapprove of them.” I said, “Will there by any evil after that good?” He said, “Yes, there will be some people who will invite others to the doors of Hell, and whoever accepts their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them).” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Describe those people to us.” He said, “They will belong to us and speak our language” I asked, “What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my life?” He said, “Adhere to the group of Muslims and their Chief.” I asked, “If there is neither a group (of Muslims) nor a chief (what shall I do)?” He said, “Keep away from all those different sects, even if you had to bite (i.e. eat) the root of a tree, till you meet Allah while you are still in that state.”

Volume 9, Book 88, Number 206 :
Narrated by Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman

The people used to ask Allah’s Apostle about the good but I used to ask him about the evil lest I should be overtaken by them. So I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We were living in ignorance and in an (extremely) worst atmosphere, then Allah brought to us this good (i.e., Islam); will there be any evil after this good?” He said, “Yes.” I said, ‘Will there be any good after that evil?” He replied, “Yes, but it will be tainted (not pure.)” I asked, “What will be its taint?” He replied, “(There will be) some people who will guide others not according to my tradition? You will approve of some of their deeds and disapprove of some others.” I asked, “Will there be any evil after that good?” He replied, “Yes, (there will be) some people calling at the gates of the (Hell) Fire, and whoever will respond to their call, will be thrown by them into the (Hell) Fire.” I said, “O Allah s Apostle! Will you describe them to us?” He said, “They will be from our own people and will speak our language.” I said, “What do you order me to do if such a state should take place in my life?” He said, “Stick to the group of Muslims and their Imam (ruler).” I said, “If there is neither a group of Muslims nor an Imam (ruler)?” He said, “Then turn away from all those sects even if you were to bite (eat) the roots of a tree till death overtakes you while you are in that state.”

A Muslim, Not a Sunni or Shia

 

Myriam Francois Cerrah and Islam


Myriam Francois Cerrah and Islam

Myriam Francois-Cerrah Embraces Islam

I embraced Islam after graduating from Cambridge. Prior to that I was a skeptical Catholic; a believer in God but with a mistrust of organized religion.

The Qur’an was pivotal for me. I first tried to approach it in anger, as part of an attempt to prove my Muslim friend wrong. Later I began reading it with a more open mind.

The opening of Al Fatiha, with its address to the whole of mankind, psychologically stopped me in my tracks. It spoke of previous scriptures in a way which I both recognized, but also differed. It clarified many of the doubts I had about Christianity. It made me an adult as I suddenly realized that my destiny and my actions had consequences for which I alone would now be held responsible.

In a world governed by relativism, it outlined objective moral truths and the foundation of morality. As someone who’d always had a keen interest in philosophy, the Qur’an felt like the culmination of all of this philosophical cogitation. It combined Kant, Hume, Sartre and Aristotle. It somehow managed to address and answer the deep philosophical questions posed over centuries of human existence and answer its most fundamental one, ‘why are we here?’

In the Prophet Muhammad SAW, I recognized a man who was tasked with a momentous mission, like his predecessors, Moses, Jesus and Abraham. I had to pick apart much of the Orientalist libel surrounding him in order to obtain accurate information, since the historical relativism which people apply to some degree when studying other historical figures, is often completely absent, in what is a clear attempt to disparage his person.

I think many of my close friends thought I was going through another phase and would emerge from the other side unscathed, not realizing that the change was much more profound. Some of my closest friends did their best to support me and understand my decisions. I have remained very close to some of my childhood friends and through them I recognize the universality of the Divine message, as God’s values shine through in the good deeds any human does, Muslim or not.

I have never seen my conversion as a ‘reaction’ against, or an opposition to my culture. In contrast, it was a validation of what I’ve always thought was praiseworthy, whilst being a guidance for areas in need of improvement. I also found many mosques not particularly welcoming and found the rules and protocol confusing and stressful. I did not immediately identify with the Muslim community. I found many things odd and many attitudes perplexing. The attention given to the outward over the inward continues to trouble me deeply.

There is a need for a confident, articulate British Muslim identity which can contribute to the discussions of our time. Islam is not meant to be an alien religion, we shouldn’t feel like we’ve lost all trace of ourselves. Islam is a validation of the good in us and a means to rectify the bad. Islam is about always having balance and I think the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) message was fundamentally about having balance and equilibrium in all that we do.

The Prophet’s (SAW) message was always that you repel bad with good that you always respond to evil with good and always remember that God loves justice so even when people are committing serious injustices against you, you have a moral responsibility and a moral obligation in front of God to always uphold justice and never yourself transgress those limits.

Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) said: ‘Forgive him who wrongs you. Join him who cuts you off. Do good to him who does evil to you and speak the truth even if it be against yourself.’

Islam’s beauty really becomes to its own when it becomes manifest and it becomes manifest when you make it into a tool for the betterment of society, human kind and the world.

The ideal from an Islamic perspective is for ethics to become lived ethics, to become an applied body of values and not remain unfortunately as it often is cloistered in the mosque of somewhere which is some more divorced from reality.
Myriam Francois-Cerrah became popular when she was a child for acting in the 90’s hit film ‘Sense and Sensibility.’ Now she is gaining more popularity for being one of a growing number of educated middle class female converts to Islam in Britain.
Source: NA

She has recently contributed to a series of videos on Islam produced in the UK titled (Inspired by Muhammad SAW).

She blogs at: http://myriamfrancoiscerrah.wordpress.com

Source:
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/myriam-francois/
http://www.twitter.com/MFrancoisCerrah

PressTV-The Isle-Myriam Francois Cerrah(Part 1+2)


The Oxford University Islamic Society launched its groundbreaking Rethinking Islamic Reform conference this May 26, 2010. It has been noted as one of the first major Western platforms to substantively address reform from the perspective of respected, mainstream authorities on Islam and the West.
The full video and annotated transcript are available here, at www.rethinkingislamicreform.com.

http://www.rethinkingislamicreform.co.uk/video


http://www.rethinkingislamicreform.co.uk/transcripthttp://www.rethinkingislamicreform.co.uk/transcript

A short documentray on Myriam Francois Cerrah’s trip to Bangladesh. Here she visits one of many orphanages to be rebuilt by Save An Orphan.

If you would like to support our projects and help us raise funds then please visit: saveanorphan.org

Islamic Feminism part 1

Islamic Feminism part 2

A talk with sister Myriam Francois-Cerrah on Islam and Feminism

Social Justice 

Society’s wellbeing was paramount to Muhammad who taught that all humans were entitled to the same rights and privileges. “People are as equal as the teeth of a comb,” he said, and he practised what he preached.

Muhammad was a social activist of his time. He shook the underpinnings of the unjust society he lived in by bringing about social reforms: he forbade exploitation of the vulnerable, protected the poor by establishing regular charity; and crippled an arrogant class and race-based system by upholding equality.

Welfare and social solidarity are the basis for the progress of a nation. The Islamic civilisation pioneered the implementation of social welfare by establishing institutions to provide support to individuals in all levels of society in a trust system known as waqf. There were institutions for the disabled, the blind, and those in need who would find shelter, food, and education. There were also institutions for mothers of young children – one of Salahuddin’s (Saladin) greatest acts of philanthropy was the establishment of two reservoirs by the gate of his fort in Damascus – one of milk and one of fresh drinking water for the mothers to take freely.

Muhammad said: “The best people are those who are most useful to others” and today Muslims still aspire to that maxim through participating in social and community projects. From supporting the homeless in London to working with children with learning disabilities, British Muslims are actively involved in making their communities better for everyone.

Myriam Francois-Cerrah – My Journey to Islam 

Women in Islam: Liberated or Oppressed? Q&A – Myriam Francois Cerrah

Is Islam a religion for Arab Men? by Myriam Francois-Cerrah

A Message From The East – Allama Iqbal


A Message From The East – Allama Iqbal

A Message from the East is an inspirational film about the life and work of Muhammad Iqbal, the national poet of Pakistan. A crew of 10 Chicago Filmmakers traveled from Germany, Dubai, Pakistan, Turkey, Spain, Canada, and parts of the United States to retrace the steps and thoughts of the most inspiring Muslim Poet of the 20th Century.

Azan

http://vimeo.com/11827632

 

A Message from the East

The story of Muhammad Iqbal, a turn of the century poet/philosopher from South Asia. Through Iqbal’s work we open a dialog between the East and West, refute the notion of a class of civilizations and discover our shared humanity.

http://www.allamaiqbal.com/works/poetry/persian/payam/translation/02message.pdf

THE RISE OF ISLAM by Allama Iqbal

This film seeks to answer the misunderstood question: “Where are the moderate Muslims?” and it decisively shows us they are here, their voices are strong, and they have been with us for quite some time.
Muhammad Iqbal was a man who understood the nature of contradiction and the necessity of balancing the converging forces in our lives. An inspiration to the people of the subcontinent and an advocate of cultural understanding and peace, Iqbal was instrumental in the stages leading up to the Partition of India and the Creation of Pakistan. A poet, philosopher, lawyer, and a political activist, Iqbal spoke of the power we have as individuals to strengthen ourselves and our communities through respect for the cultural other and by being engaged with the present moment. Through the inspiration of the 13th Century Mystical Poet Rumi from Turkey, Iqbal believed the problems of his own time would not be solved unless we had a greater understanding of ourselves. It is our responsibility to be actively involved in our own communities and co-creators of the world we wish to see.
In order for us to understand the current situation in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the rising paranoia of Radical Extremism we need to look at this critical point of history to understand those who where concerned with these same issues 100 years ago.
In a post-9/11 world that is rampant with paranoia and cultural misconceptions it is now more important than ever to embrace those elements which unite us as people rather than to focus on the differences which divide us. The greatest problems of the 21st Century have little to do with radical extremism and everything to do with our perceptions of ourselves and each other. The message of Iqbal is a strikingly contemporary one which encourages us to overcome our suspicions and doubts. Ahead of his time, he understood Einstein’s Theory of Relativity as a vehicle to bridge the differences between Religion and Science. Iqbal will go down in history as a Revolutionary Thinker who spoke for the freedom and dignity of all people.
The basis of Iqbal’s message is clearly represented in his 1938 New Years Address shortly before his death:
“Only one unity is dependable and that unity is the brotherhood of man, which is above race, nationality, color or language. So long as this so-called democracy, this accursed Nationalism, and this degraded imperialism are not shattered, so long as men do not demonstrate by their actions that they believe that the whole world is the family of God, so long as distinctions of race, color and geographical nationalities are not wiped out completely, they will never be able to lead a happy and contented life and the beautiful ideals of liberty, equality, and fraternity will never materialize.” – Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Website: ‪messagefromtheeast.com‬
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Truth, Nature and Islam


 Truth, Nature and Islam

Truth is melody and remedy and harmony of this nature and human being. 

Truth speaks for its truthfulness and Truth it self is defender of it. 

All we need to let it go from heart and with Faith it wave the horizons of Universe.

And Shaykh Ba, a West African scholar, said this about Islam:

The river is crystal clear.
Its water remains pure,
Sweet and unpolluted.
It reflects the color of the riverbed.

A truth take us to Nature and Nature take us to Islam.
They seems different but all are Crystal Clear and Pure and Satisfying in ways.
This satisfaction make our Soul Soothe.
This is beauty of Truth, Nature and Islam That is Peace.
Our Steps take us to Truth and with passage of time lead us to nature and that move us further to Islam and Islam is Satisfaction,Soothe and Peace. 
 
 

Barrister Sultana Tafadar And Islam


Barrister Sultana And Islam

Barrister Sultana And Islam Inspired by Muhammad PBUH

“Working as a barrister at a leading human rights firm,
I often get asked the question: how are you able to reconcile your choice of profession with Islam’s views regarding the role of women? The question usually stems from the false presumption that Islam sees women as unequal to men. This could not be further from the truth. My answer is that there is no conflict to reconcile. Rather my choice of profession is entirely in sync with, and indeed promoted, by Islam.
If you study the rights and status of women in Islam, it is easy to conclude that the laws and practices put in place by Prophet Muhammad were, and still are, revolutionary. He brought recognition to their rights in both the private and public spheres in a society which inflicted the worst kinds of degradations on women. His reforms continue to be revolutionary in that they do not regard men as being the comparator or the benchmark by which equality is measured. Whilst Islam promotes the notion that men and women are spiritual and intellectual equals, it also gives value to the differences between the sexes as strengths rather than weaknesses.
From an Islamic perspective, women are regarded as being particularly suited to engaging in the legal arena. This is not only because we are intellectual equals to men, but also because we were more likely to introduce a level of empathy and thereby give recognition to the human dimensions of justice. I certainly try to adopt this approach in my work.
I believe that a return to the Prophetic legacy would further empower women. We will see the valuable roles we have to perform more clearly, and that to be equal is not to be ‘the same as a man’, but to be a woman.”

Source: 
http://www.inspiredbymuhammad.com/womens_rights.php#profile


Crime, Civil Actions Against the Police, International Law
A popular choice amongst lay and professional clients, Sultana’s busy practice encompasses a wide range of serious offences including terrorism, homicide, serious violence, firearms, robberies, large-scale drugs and fraud. Whether as a led junior or experienced sole counsel in high profile and/or complex cases, she has a proven track record of achieving excellent outcomes. Combined with her exceptional background in human rights, international law and anti terror work, having worked for a number of leading NGOs prior to joining Chambers, she is well equipped to deal with cases which give rise to these issues. A dedicated defence advocate, she not only impresses with her skilful advocacy and sound legal judgement, but also provides unrivalled client care and is able to gain the trust and confidence of even the most the most difficult of lay clients. 

http://www.tooks.co.uk/people/sultana_tafadar/
 

Women’s Rights

 

 

Inspired By Muhammad PBUH

Peter Sanders(Abdul Azeem) And Islam


Peter Sanders(Abdul Azeem) And Islam

 

“Photographers are attracted by light, they are very sensitive to light — physical light. But, there is also spiritual light — the light within,” Peter Sanders peers expectantly at me as if he wants to know whether I, too, have seen it. “I am especially drawn to this spiritual light that emanates from deep inside,” he smiles faintly.
“There is something in the religion that generates beauty and light.” Sanders is disarmingly genuine and I have no reason to believe his piety is feigned. “I try to capture in camera that spirituality.” His is a career that defies convention.
His works are dedicated to “dispelling stubborn myths.”
“I now use photography as a way to illustrate Islam.” Portraits, architectural studies and the documentation of cultural icons he presents in visually stimulating forms for the glory of Islam. Whether shooting on the streets of Casablanca or of Cairo, Sanders attempts and manages to capture the experience of Islam in a precise way. His style can be intricate but he often resorts to simplest route possible to sketch the rich and varied lives of modern Muslims. He works consistently within the confines of his faith and without compromising his own standards of precision and concision
“Islam is a science,” he says. “Photography is an art.” 
“Islam is really a science if you practice it properly.”
“Islam is here to stay in the West. And Muslims must be integrated into Western society.” 
“Egypt was one of the first Muslim countries I visited after I became a Muslim. The country provided me with a nice introduction to Islam.”
“Ultimately,” he responds to all praise, “everything is from God.”
“My photography has always been an extension of my life,” he explains. Sanders explored world music while looking into eastern religions for guidance, for certainties. He was searching for spirituality as an alternative to conventional Christianity. He spent seven months in India, and became better acquainted with Islam, Budhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. He delved into different aspects of these religions, but it was Islam that truly touched him. Sanders found a lot of friends through his interest in the music world and religion. He wanted to understand the world around him. He also wanted to make eloquent images. When he became a Muslim in 1971, his life changed beyond recognition. It was then that he discovered Egypt.
Sanders sounds exceptionally excited about being in this part of the world. Egypt, for him, held a special fascination and appeal. Besides, “I love Arabic. It is an amazing language. It is a language of the heart. Arabic is a revealed language. It is important to understand what you are saying in prayer. When I was first introduced to Islam, I had the prayers all written out. It is important not to recite words without understanding,” he cautions. “I knew someone some time ago who was arrested in Morocco on a drugs charge. It was in Ramadan. That man became a Muslim later primarily because of the recitation of the Quran by another inmate, a Moroccan who recited the Quran all day long. Something in the pious recitation touched my friend. I, too, was inspired but more by the blinding light that emanates from pure faith.”

 

JEDDAH, 21 January 2008 — One of the world’s most renowned Muslim photographers, Peter Sanders, who has spent over 30 years capturing breathtaking pictures of the Islamic world, is holding a two-day exhibition of unique photographs starting Wednesday at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI).
Peter Sanders, also known as Abdul Azeem after his conversion to Islam, will exhibit an impressive collection of photographs at the event, which is to be held on Wednesday and Thursday. Thirty-eight photographs — from Sanders’ collection “In the Shade of the Tree” — will be shown on screen using a projector with the photographer providing his personal commentary to the pictures.
The event, which will be held at the JCCI’s Sheikh Ismail Abu Dawud Hall, has been organized by the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY). “The exhibition is aimed at projecting Islam in a positive light,” said Dr. Huda Fatani, one of the organizers. “Peter Sanders is a world-acclaimed photographer and has held this exhibition in many countries. His mission is to represent Islam in a better way. It is not everyday that Peter Sanders comes to town,” she added.
The exhibition, which begins at 7 p.m. and ends at around 9 p.m. on both days, is invite-only on Wednesday and open to all members of the public on Thursday. Special arrangements have been made for women. Dr. Muhammad Badahdah, WAMY assistant secretary-general, will open the exhibition.
Peter Sanders is celebrated for capturing the many wondrous and exotic faces of the Muslim world. Born in London, he began his career in the mid-1960s covering many of the pop stars of that era, including Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones and The Doors. Sanders has documented the Haj on numerous occasions — the first in 1971. These images, in recognition of their rareness, appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine, the Observer color supplement, Paris Match, Stern and Europa magazines.
Between 1989 and 1993, Sanders documented the expansion of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah. He has hosted exhibitions on the Kingdom at the Saudi Arabian Embassy in London and has also worked with the Saudi in-flight magazine, Ahlan Wasahlan.
Sanders’ book, “In the Shade of the Tree: A Photographic Odyssey Through the Muslim World,” published in 2002, is a collection of images of Muslim life from around the globe. The book includes shots of mosques — including Beijing’s 1,000-year-old Niujie Mosque and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem — and astonishing portraits of individuals. In 2006, Sanders launched the “Art of Integration” project in Egypt, which then traveled to Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait. It is now showing in 25 different countries.

http://www.arabnews.com/node/307997

 

Peter SandersArt of Integration


The Art of Integration - Photographed by Peter Sanders

View the Photo Essay

When Muslim Arabs first traveled to China nearly 1300 years ago, they were not in fact introducing an alien religion to an already long-established civilization. Rather, they called their Islam “the Way of the Pure”—a name and an ideal that did not conflict with the Confucian beliefs prevalent in China at that time—and their early mosques looked like Chinese temples and pagodas.
And Shaykh Ba, a West African scholar, said this about Islam:

The river is crystal clear.
Its water remains pure,
Sweet and unpolluted.
It reflects the color of the riverbed.

Thus it is that Islam in China is Chinese, just as in Africa it is African and in here in Britain, it is British.
When I began this project in earnest in early 2005, William Blake’s poem “Jerusalem” came to my mind time and time again, along with memories of singing it, as most British school-children did, at school assemblies in my early years.

And did the Countenance Divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among these dark Satanic mills?

Upon looking carefully at the lyrics, I was sure that Blake was speaking about a spiritual Jerusalem: a place where people of all faiths could live in harmony. This is a vision I believe in.
Like most great visions, it is not something easily achieved, as events in London in July 2005 made all too clear. Yet such is the enthusiasm and sincerity of the Muslims I met during this project that I truly believe it is a possibility. Most were second- and third-generation British Muslims, many of them young, professional and artistic—people who did not have the fears and concerns of previous generations of Muslims in Britain, but were integrated into their country. Within them was a confidence that to be both British and Muslim was not a problem, and that, on the contrary, their lives could contribute to realizing the vision I shared with Blake:

Till we have built Jerusalem In England’s green and pleasant land. 

Source: http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200701/the.art.of.integration.htm

http://www.artofintegration.co.uk/aoiEng/homeEng.php

Quotes 

 

Four


 The Art of Integration is a graceful and visually poetic reminder that Muslims have been part of British life for well over a century and have made and continue to make an important contribution to the United Kingdom’s rich cultural diversity. Contrary to the headlines and editorializing, the vast majority of Muslims live peacefully and productively in Britain and many have significantly enriched the intellectual and cultural landscape of this great island nation.
Michael Sugich, London, 2008

http://www.artofintegration.co.uk/aoiEng/engBook.html

A Lifetime Capturing Light: Through the Lens of Peter Sanders  
 

Islamic gardens in the uk islamic gardens in the uk

A Photographic exhibition of Peter Sanders‘ work – British Council

Mosaic’s work is overseen by our national Advisory Board, comprising the following inspirational leaders.
Board member
One of London’s leading photographers of rock musicians in the 1960s, Peter’s work has since focused on followers of Islam. His first book quickly sold out, and the second work The Art of Integration shows how Muslims have been an integral and important part of Britain for more than a century.

http://www.mosaicnetwork.co.uk/en_gb/portal/our-board

 


Truth and Reality of Malala Yousufzai Episode


Truth and Reality of Malala Yousufzai Episode

Prominent intellectual Shahnawaz Farooqui unveils the real conspiracy behind attack on Malala Yousufzai. This documentary is based on his article published in weekly Friday Special, Karachi, on Oct 26, 2012

Conspiracy Behind Attack on Malala Yousufzai… by the_journalist

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvhwo2_conspiracy-behind-attack-on-malala-yousufzai-english-version_newshttps://www.dailymotion.com/video/xvhwo2_conspiracy-behind-attack-on-malala-yousufzai-english-version_news

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xut657_conspiracy-behind-attack-on-malala-yousufzai_news?search_algo=2#.UKPxYYaFkuc

Conspiracy Behind Attack on Malala Yousufzai


By: Shahnawaz Farooqui


On 9th October, 15-year old Malala Yousufzai and her two friends were attacked in Swat valley. Then within few hours, this news became biggest news story of the world.

And it seemed as if this attack was not carried out on Malala, rather US president was attacked.

As the report of attack on Malala surfaced, the President Barrack Obama condemned the act. and said that America was ready for every possible help for the treatment of Malala… this reaction shows that the US president is so free that it is just round the corner to condemn the attack on three girls in Pakistan.

This is the same Obama who had categorically refused to say sorry at deaths of over two dozen Pakistani soldiers in US attack on our Salala checkpost. this is the same American president who did not feel a bit embarrassment in trampling the freedom and sovereignty of Pakistan by making efforts for the safe return of CIA agent Raymond Davis…What does it mean? Is wounded Malala more valuable than the lives of 25 Pakistani soldiers?… but…this is beginning of the show….

United Nation is an international organisation and it has several tasks to performs on daily basis… thousands of innocent people across the world become victim of criminal elements daily…. but the UN Secretary General, Ban ki moon, never took notice of those incidents…. even he doesn’t have time to take notice of serious issues like Palestine and Kashmir… however, as the attack is carried out on Malala, Ban ki moon, too, becomes active…..

He condemned the attack and said that he was inspired by the Malala’s so-called campaign for the rights of education, especially girls education… this statements indicates that he had been familiar with Malala for several years and had been observing with keen eye…. but why??….Was Malala doing such a struggle that has no match or example in history of hundreds of years…

The US Secretary of States, Hillary Clinton, has also decried the attack on Malala…and has termed it as awful…. Former US President George Bush’s wife Lara Bush became so stirred with the attack that she wrote a full length essay on the incident in the Washington Post, saying that Malala was not only a source of inspiration of her but for the entire world as well…

We think a person needs at least two to four years to get inspired by someone….. but, Lara Bush, as soon as she heard the news, got inspired…that’s amazing, Lara Bush can be asked that how much was she inspired by the deaths of thirty thousand Pakistanis in Unites State’s so-called war on terror after 9/11?….If she can write a column on wounded Malala, then she should have compiled an encyclopaedia on those thirty thousand Pakistanis….

Commenting on attack on Malala, Pakistani politician Imran Khan’s former wife Jamamia Khan said that…. everyone must denounce cruel Taliban who attacked Malala.

A well-known US newspaper New York Times penned down a whole editorial in this regard…. and said that if Pakistan has a future, then malala is it’s symbol… even the US noted signer Madonna, too, has deep observation on Pakistan that as soon as Malala was attacked, she got to know about it…. she was at a concert that time… she got a Malala tattoo and dedicated a song to her struggle… thank God Malala is alive!!… though, over thirty thousand Pakistani people have died in the US war but, regrettably, none qualified for Madonna’s concerns… that she could dedicate her song to them… this whole progression shows that whatever happened…. was as per planning of the CIA and Black Water….

In Pakistan, a leader like Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged… General Zia ul Haq died in a plane crash… noted leader Benazir Bhutto was killed in broad daylight… even Pakistan disintegrated in 1971…. But, US and the whole Europe was never seen worrying for Pakistan or any Pakistani….

The attack on Malala has shaken military and the civil leadership…. army chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani was so moved with the grief over injuries of Malala that he himself visited the hospital to inquire her health… and inspect the matters of treatment….

Thousand of Pakistanis and dozens of innocent children and women have been martyred in drone attacks…. but, not to talk of Kayani’s visit to their homes…. he even never bothered to write a single condolence letter to the heirs of those martyrs…..

Moreover, in a great hurry, he even forgot that two other girl students were also injured besides Malala… this proves that CIA, Black Water and ISI are on the same page about this issue.

Following the Malala attack, Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf and his fragile government sprang into the scenario all of sudden…

Parvez Ashraf along with the army of politicians visited Malala to inquire her health and said…this Pakistan is Malala’s Pakistan… the question arises here is that those who failed to make this country, the Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal or even that of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, how can they say that this is Malala’s Pakistan?

Before issuing these remarks, Parvez Ashraf should tell the nation that why he left millions of people helpless who lost their homes in two-year consecutive floods…??? Why didn’t he make this Pakistan, a Pakistan of those innocent people? Why dint he make it a Pakistan of those twenty five thousand civilians and five thousand soldiers died in US war? Why didn’t he even register the deaths of thousands of Pakistanis killed in drone attacks??

MQM chief Altaf Hussain, too, jumped into the arena… He notified the ulema that they should condemn the attackers of malala….. Otherwise, MQM would expose them… he asked people not to offer prayers behind those imams who don’t condemn the attack

It is pertinent to mention here that all this says the man who himself is answerable for the killings of two thousand people in Karachi.
Malala was attacked on October 9, and Interior Minister Rahman Malik said on October 12 that Taliban in North Waziristan are so notorious that they don’t deserve dialogues… and October 13th, this report surfaced that final decision of a military operation in north Waziristan had been taken in a two-day conference of formation commandos….. if we see, in this context, then there is truth in Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Amir Syed Munawar Hassan’s statement… that a video appeared before Swat operation showing unknown Taliban flogging a girl…. later on, the video was proved fake…. but, Pakistani military and civil leadership on the basis of this video, successfully created a situation against Taliban….

Exactly the same situation emerges today… Pakistani military and civil leadership is bent upon launching operation in South Waziristan on the behest of US… for this purpose, the US and its local allies have made innocent Malala their shield.
It is said that Malala was the symbol of girlseducation in the country, but dozens of ulems, intellectuals, and journalists can be namedropped who had dedicated their lives for the promotion of education in the country, but they were killed by unknown assailants, and their deaths did not even create a headline in newspapers… but, Malala has pervaded international media…. Does this difference compel the conscious minds to think something?

Pakistani leaders are saying that Taliban are against girls’ education…. but the whole world knows that it has been sixty five years since the independence of Pakistan, but despite this… 70% of Pakistani people, a majority of women, are still illiterate… are the Taliban responsible for that? Today 70% Pakistani population lives below the poverty line… are the Taliban responsible for it?…. Today, after 65 years, more than 70% people do not have access to clean drinking water…. 70% of the people don’t have a single doctor within reach for treatment…. Does this credit also goes to Taliban? Pakistani generals, surrender to India and US…and conquer their own country….In spite of this, they devour 50% of national budget.…Are the Taliban responsible for this?…..

On what pretext does Pakistan governing class proves the Taliban as the most dangerous and backward ones?

Some say that Taliban have claimed responsibility of attack on Malala…while the government claimed that the attackers have been captured…Actually, Taliban is an underworld organisation and no one knows about these organisations; who are their real spokespersons, or representatives.

Those world powers which can fabricate big war on the basis of falsehood, break and form countries… how can creating fake Taliban group be a difficult task for them?….. However, the Taliban whom the conscience of Muslim Ummah is well aware are those whose chief Mullah Umar forged peace during the worst civil war in Afghanistan. Who restored the dignity of human life… who set best example of simplicity and contentment. Our conscience knows those Taliban who candidly refused to get frightened by the only super power of the time, the US, after September 11. Who defeated the US, NATO forces and their allies…..

Moreover, the US, who termed Taliban wild brutes, was seen begging the Taliban for negotiations when the first of the Islamic world and world’s seventh atomic power Pakistani leadership handed over the Pakistan to the US on a single call… There can be defects in the school of thought of Taliban, but to criticise them needs a high moral and international level, which Pakistani rulers and media lack….

The grief of Malala and her friends is valid…. they deserve utmost sympathies…. but, the Supreme Court in its verdict on 12th October, said that there are undeniable proofs of the involvement of agencies in Balochistand… and that over three hundred Malalas have been missing in Balochistan for several months…..when will Pakistani newspapers and television channels wake up and raise voice in their grief?… as far as the European media is concerned,…… it is their track record that in Bosnia Herzegovina, situated in centre of the Europe, Serb wild beasts, during three-and-a-half year period, rapped thousands of Malalals… and killed many of them….but American and European media did not report the atrocities mated out those malalas…

During 25 years in Kashmir, more than five thousand young and old Malalas fell prey to Indian forces’ lust.…. but, not a single Malala could grab the spotlight in Western media.….

Few years back, Israeli troops sprayed with bullets the bodies of over two hundred children on their way to schools, but none of them could become Malala…. (The End)

Inspired By Muhammad PBUH


Inspired By Muhammad PBUH

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The Quran states that men and women were created to be equal parts of a pair. Muhammad said that the rights of women are sacred and that they are the “twin halves of men”. Considering women in Britain received the right to vote, inherit and own property thirteen centuries later, Muhammad’s campaigns were both radical and revolutionary.

Muslim women gained full ownership over their money, while husbands had the responsibility to provide for them even if their wives were wealthier than them. Women had the right to divorce instantly on returning the dowry, something other religions don’t allow. One duty enjoined upon them was that of education. Early Islamic history saw the establishment of Muslim women as scholars, politicians, businesswomen, jurists and doctors. Fatima al Firhi founded the first university in 859 in Fez, Morocco; Razia al Din ruled the Delhi Sultanate in India in 1236; Umm Darda, a scholar from Syria, taught imams, jurists and even had the 5th Umayyad caliph who ruled from Spain to India as her student. In fact some eight thousand accounts of Muslim female scholars have been documented, many of whom in addition to theology and jurisprudence, were skilled in calligraphy and philosophy, women who not only contributed to their society but actively shaped it.

The fruits of Muhammad’s reforms are as visible now as they have been throughout history. Today, Muslim women in Britain are achieving positions of status and respect as police officers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, medics, social activists, MPs and peers in the House of Lords. Remaining true to the ideals cemented 1,430 years ago, Muslim women were and still are role models for future generations.

Sultana Tafadar

“Working as a barrister at a leading human rights firm, I often get asked the question: how are you able to reconcile your choice of profession with Islam’s views regarding the role of women? The question usually stems from the false presumption that Islam sees women as unequal to men. This could not be further from the truth. My answer is that there is no conflict to reconcile. Rather my choice of profession is entirely in sync with, and indeed promoted, by Islam.

If you study the rights and status of women in Islam, it is easy to conclude that the laws and practices put in place by Prophet Muhammad were, and still are, revolutionary. He brought recognition to their rights in both the private and public spheres in a society which inflicted the worst kinds of degradations on women. His reforms continue to be revolutionary in that they do not regard men as being the comparator or the benchmark by which equality is measured. Whilst Islam promotes the notion that men and women are spiritual and intellectual equals, it also gives value to the differences between the sexes as strengths rather than weaknesses.
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From an Islamic perspective, women are regarded as being particularly suited to engaging in the legal arena. This is not only because we are intellectual equals to men, but also because we were more likely to introduce a level of empathy and thereby give recognition to the human dimensions of justice. I certainly try to adopt this approach in my work.

I believe that a return to the Prophetic legacy would further empower women. We will see the valuable roles we have to perform more clearly, and that to be equal is not to be ‘the same as a man’, but to be a woman.”
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