Imam Hussain ibne Imam Ali at Mina

O people, take heed of the counsel God gave His friends when He rebuked the rabbis by saying,
“Why do their scholars and rabbis not forbid their sinful talk and consumption of what is forbidden Truly what they have done is evil’ (5:63).

Again God says:
‘Cursed by the tongue of David and Jesus, son of Mary, are those among the Children of Israel who have failed to believe on account of their rebellion and transgression. They did not prevent each other from committing vile and corrupt acts; what they did was abominable!’ (5:78-79).
God blamed and reproached them because they saw with their own eyes the oppressors committing vile and corrupt acts, but did not stop them, out of love for the income they received from them as well as fear of persecution and injury. However, God orders us to fear Him, not men, and He says:
The believing men and women are friends and protectors to each other; they enjoin the good and forbid the evil. (9:71).

We see that in this verse, in the course of enumerating the attributes of the believers, the attributes that indicate mutual affection, solicitude and the desire to guide each other, God begins with enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, considering this the prime duty.
For He knows that if this duty is performed and is established within society, performance of all other duties will follow, from the easiest to the most difficult.

The reason for this is that enjoining the good and forbidding the evil means summoning people to Islam, which is a struggle to establish correct belief in the face of external opposition, while at the same time vindicating the rights of the oppressed; opposing and struggling against oppressors within the community; and endeavouring to ensure that public wealth and the income derived from war are distributed in accordance with the just laws of Islam, and that taxes are collected, levied, and expended in due and proper form.

O scholars, you who are celebrated and enjoy good repute on account of your learning! You have achieved fame in society because of your devotion, the good counsel you impart, and the guidance you dispense. It is on account of God that men venerate and stand in awe of you, so that even the Powerful fear you and feel compelled to rise respectfully before you, and men who are not subject to you and over whom you hold no authority willingly regard themselves as your subordinates and grant you favours they deny themselves.

When the people do not receive their due from the public treasury, you intervene and act with the awesomeness and imperiousness of monarchs and the stature of the great. Have you not earned all these forms of respect and prestige because of men’s hopes that you will implement God’s laws, even though in most instances you have failed to do so?

You have failed to enforce most of the rights you were entrusted to preserve. You have neglected the rights of the oppressed and the lowly, squandered the rights of the weak and the powerless, but pursued assiduously what you regard as your personal rights. You have not spent your money or risked your lives for the sake of the One who gave you life, nor have you fought against any group or tribe for be sake of God.

You desire, and regard it as your due, that He should want you paradise, the company of the Prophet, and security from hellfire in the hereafter. You who have such expectations of God, I fear that the full weight of His wrath will descend upon you, for although it is by His might and glory that you have achieved high rank, you show no respect to those who truly know God and wish to disseminate their knowledge while you yourselves enjoy respect among God’s bondsmen on His account.

I am also afraid for you for another reason: you see the covenants enacted with God being violated and trampled underfoot, yet you show no anxiety. When it comes to the covenants enacted with your fathers, you become greatly disturbed and anxious if they are only violated in part, but the pledges you have given to the Most Noble Messenger are a matter of complete indifference to you.

The blind, the dumb, and the chronically sick everywhere lack protectors and no mercy is shown them. You do not behave in accordance with your function and rank, nor do you support or pay any regard to those who do so behave and who strive to promote the standing of the religious scholars. You purchase your safety from the oppressive ruling powers with flattery, cajolery, and compromise.

All these activities have been forbidden-you by God, and He has, more over, commanded you to forbid each other to engage in them, but you pay no attention. The disaster that has befallen you is greater than what has befallen others, for the true rank and degree of ‘ulama’ has been taken away from you.

The administration of the country, the issuing of judicial decrees, and the approving of legislative programmes should actually be entrusted to religious scholars who are guardians of the rights of God and knowledgeable about God’s ordinances concerning what is permitted and what is forbidden. But your position has been usurped from you, for no other reason than that you have abandoned the pivot of truth, the law of Islam and God’s decree, and have disagreed about the nature of the Sunnah, despite the existence of clear proofs.

If you were true men, strong in the face of torture and suffering and prepared to endure hardship for God’s sake, then all proposed regulations would be brought to you for your approval and for you to issue; authority would lie in your hands.

But you allowed the oppressors to take away your functions and permitted government, which is supposed to be regulated by the provisions of the Shari’ah, to fall into their hands, so that they administer it on the shaky basis of their own conjectures and suppositions and make arbitrariness and the satisfaction of lust their consistent practice.

What enabled them to gain control of government was your fleeing in panic from being killed, your attachment to the transitory life of this world. With that mentality and the conduct it inspires, you have delivered the powerless masses into the clutches of the oppressors. While some cringe like slaves under the blows of the oppressors, and others search in misery and desperation for bread and water, the rulers are entirely absorbed in the pleasures of kingship, earning shame and disgrace for themselves with their licentiousness following evil counselling, and showing impudence toward God. One of their appointed spokesmen mounts the minbar in each city.

The soil of the homeland is defenceless before them, and they grab freely whatever they want of it. The people are their slaves and are powerless to defend themselves. One ruler is a dictator by nature, malevolent and rancorous; another represses his wretched subjects ruthlessly plundering by imposing on them all kinds of burdens; and still another refuses in his absolutism to recognize either God or the Day of Judgment!

Is it not strange, how can one not think it strange, that society is in the clutches of a cunning oppressor whose tax collectors are oppressors and whose governors feel no compassion or mercy toward the believers under their rule?
It is God Who will judge concerning what is at dispute among us and deliver a decisive verdict concerning all that occurs among us.

O God! You know that everything we did was not prompted by rivalry for political power, nor by a search for wealth and abundance; rather it was done in order to demonstrate to men the shinning principles and values of Your religion, to reform the affairs of your land, to protect and secure the indisputable rights of Your oppressed servants, and to act in accordance with the duties You have established and the norms, laws, and ordinances You have decreed.

So, O scholars of religion! You are to help us reach this goal, win back our rights from those powers who have considered it acceptable to wrong You and who have attempted to put out the light kindled by your Prophet. God the One suffices us, upon Him do we rely, to Him do we turn, in His hands lies our fate, and to Him shall we return.

Gothra (Vedic Genetics)

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Added: 15 May 2018

Science behind Gotra (Genetics);

What is Gotra system?

Why do we have this ? Why do we consider this to decide marriages?

Why should sons carry the gotra of father, why not daughter?

How/why does gotra of a daughter change after she gets married ?

What is the logic ?

Infact this is an amazing genetic science we follow.
Let’s see the science of genetics behind gotra systems.

The word GOTRA formed from two sanskrit words GAU (means cow) and Trahi (means shed).

Gotra means cowshed.

Gotra is like cowshed protecting a particular male lineage. We identify our male lineage / gotra by considering to be descendants of the 8 great Rishi (Sapta rishi + Bharadwaj rishi). All the other gotra evolved from these only.
Biologically, human body has 23 pairs of chromosomes (one from father and one from mother) on these 23 pairs, there is one pair called sex chromosomes which decides the gender of person.

During conception if the resultant cell is XX chromosomes then the child will be girl, if it is XY then it is boy.

In XY – X is from mother and Y is from father.

In this Y is unique and it doesn’t mix. So in XY, Y will suppress the X and son will get Y chromosomes. Y is the only chromosome which gets passed down only between male lineage. (Father to Son and to Grandson).
Women never gets Y. Hence Y plays a crucial role in genetics in identifying the genealogy. Since women never get Y the Gotra of the woman is said to be of her husband.

They are 8 diff Y chromosomes from 8 Rishis. If we are from Same Gotra then it means we are from same root ancestor.

Marriages between same Gotra will increase the risk of causing genetic disorders as same Gotra Y chromosomes cannot have crossover and it will activate the defective cells.

If this continues, it will reduce the size and strength of Y chromosome which is crucial for the creation of male.

If no Y chromosome is present in this world, then it will cause males to become extinct.
So Gotra system is a method to avoid genetic disorders and attempt to protect Y chromosome.

Have Faith, the Game is not Over yet!

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This letter basically says – life is like a game of football, have faith in God, the manager of the game becuase the final whistle hasn’t been blown yet.

Je regardais un match de football dans un terrain de jeu d’une école.
Quand je me suis assis, j’ai demandé à un des garçons le score.
Avec un sourire, il a répondu; “Ils nous mènent 3-0”!
Et je lui ai dit, vraiment !! Je vois que tu n’es pas découragé.
“Découragé?” me demanda le garçon avec un regard perplexe…
Pourquoi devrais-je être découragé quand l’arbitre n’a pas sifflé le coup de sifflet final?
Je fais confiance à l’équipe et à nos managers;
Nous allons certainement surmonter!
En vérité, le match a pris fin 4-5 en faveur de l’équipe du garçon!
Il m’a fait un signe avec un beau sourire quand il partait.
Je fus étonné, la bouche grande ouverte; Une telle confiance;
Cette belle foi;
Quand je suis rentré à la maison ce soir-là, sa question me revenait:
«Pourquoi devrais-je être découragé quand l’arbitre n’a pas sifflé le coup de sifflet final?”
La vie est comme un jeu.
Pourquoi devriez-vous être découragés quand Dieu Tout-Puissant est notre manager?
Pourquoi devriez-vous être découragés, quand il y a encore la vie?
Pourquoi devriez-vous être découragés quand votre coup de sifflet final n’a pas sonné?
La vérité est que beaucoup de gens sifflent leur propre coup de sifflet final.
Mais tant qu’il y a la vie, rien n’est impossible et il n’est jamais trop tard pour nous.
La mi-temps n’est pas la fin du match et son calendrier pour notre vie n’est pas le calendrier de l’homme.
Ne sifflez pas le coup de sifflet final vous même.
SOYEZ COURAGEUX (SES) !
N’ABANDONNEZ PAS

Avec Dieu, tout est encore possible!

Positive Balanced Thinking

We have conflicting thoughts which create thought formations that linger in our sub-conscious. If we keep feeding in negative thoughts, these formations become stronger and change the very tone of our thinking.

Positive in, negative out – in this manner, we can change our perception of the world around us. It’s beautiful if only we learn to “accept the good” and “omit the negative“.

We encourage every person to discover an inner tranquility that could come from gardening, healthy discussion, prayer, meditation, music, chanting, physical exercise or simply sitting with a good book or lying next to a loved one.

Whatever brings us peace, we should seek to create an opportunity for it to manifest in our daily lives, for it is a very basic need of re-creation. Purging the negative is difficult when we are so used to hearing and reading about it and dwelling on it. What we need is to find an inner source – sometimes based on faith – of positivity and dynamic action. This doesn’t happen in a day. We suggest slowly filtering out negative news and this cluttered and overwhelming overload of information.

Our brain has 2 sides – the left and the right. One works by logic and one by intuition. One develops skill, the other art / craft. What we need is to develop skillful art and artful skill (depending on which hemisphere is more dominant when we begin the process of balancing them). Any ambidextrous activity like swimming or yoga is one step in this direction. There are programs, exercises and activities that help to synchronise / balance the hemispheres.

Positive, balanced thinking is the need of the hour and cannot be achieved if we do not find an inner source of strength and a constructive path to action – to win our dreams, whatever they may be. I say to you, be creative and bold in your dream selection and begin with a positive affirmation, like mine.