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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Disputations

Part Eleven

1. Advice about the Nafs; When you find yourself commanded by it then ponder these points:
a. If it commands to evil avoid it; b. If it commands to goodness hasten to it.

2. No journey is complete without potholes.

3. Crawling to your goal is progress.

4. Sometimes repeating yourself is wasting your time.

5. You have free will in what you know and no free will in what you don't know - Sheikh Abul Aizaym (may Allah show him mercy).

6. There are times when you have to stand against your own people because whats wrong is wrong. You cannot hide the truth.

7. Rest when the day is done and not when you are just getting started.

8. If you were always happy in the Dunya then you would not want to leave it.

9. Celebrating the mawlid is about being happy that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) was sent to guide you and if you are not happy about that, then what else would make you happy?

10. Nothing like love and hate can lead someone to extremism.

11. No people with iman/faith in their heart are ordinary with Allah (the Exalted).

12. The loin of the gate is now worse than the killers who invaded with terror, well done lion you have made the hypocrites look good.

13. The foolish Murid thinks he can change the Sheikh which means he is worse than fair weathered friend.

14. The true Murid is changed by the Sheikh.

15. Fanatic sects have exclusive membership and the true believers have membership that is open to all.

16. Every Muslim has his own struggle.

17. What other people wear does not have a bearing on your religious level.

18. Controlling your mouth is the key to success.

19. The brainwashing of western culture has worked if you think they are going to interfere with a countries problem...

20. Why are you afraid to speak the truth?

21. Sharing means increasing not deceasing.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Miracle of Circumcision

Dialogue with Sheikh Muhammad Amin Sheiko and Sir John G Bennet

This is an extract from an unpublished work called Sources of Spring, which Sheikh Atabek Shukurov gave us permission to quote, in which there was a dialogue between the above mentioned names. Sheikh Muhammad Amin 1890-1964 was a known wali and a scholar and Sir John G Bennet was looking for answers. Please note the Sheikh made the following statement before modern studies in biology so this is a miracle of one of the Awilya.

Sir John Bennet asked:
“If God is perfect, why did He create the foreskin which covers the tip of the penis and ordered us to cut it? This causes acute dermatitis. The question relates to the circumcision of the children. Why has God created this extra skin which has no function, and why has He ordered us to cut it? If it has a function what for is the circumcision? If it has no function why did He create it? Where is the Godly perfection?”

Sheikh Muhammad Amin Sheiko answered:
It is well known that the human body consists of flesh, bones and nerves. It is also known that the nervous person`s body does not grow well healthy, and he always remains thin, even if he eats such a lot of food, and increases the number of daily diets.
The embryo in the female`s womb remains in a critical stage in the nine months, because it is in the critical vital forming stage. Since the skin of the penis is a gathering place of very sensitive nerves, it is affected by any friction which causes a general alertness of the nerves in the whole body. As the place of the embryo in the womb is narrow, to suit the embryo`s size, the embryo is always bent and turned up and its movement increases in the last months.
This movement excites the nerves of the skin of the penis, thus the growth of the embryo is hampered because the movements destroy the cells, or leads to a weakness in growth.
So this skin protects this sensitive area from being affected by any shock which causes friction when the embryo moves in the womb, and by that the body attains its safety and perfection. Exactly as a thermos keeps its contents isolated from the outer factors.
After the birth, he enters a new type of life different from his previous one. He is now stretched and there is no friction with the nerves of the skin of the penis.
This skin becomes extra and it should be cut because it exists in a glandular area where infection can take place and where dirt and germs may gather under the skin causing acute dermatitis, and infection.
God created the foreskin when the embryo was in the womb of its mother because this organ which Almighty God has made, as an exit for the urine, has made it also, because of its other function composed of a tissue of nervous tissue interconnected deliberately.
Since the end of this organ which is called a skin is very sensitive. If it was exposed to a friction with anything, then that friction will lead to a nervous stress leading to a general stress in the nervous system. It is taken for granted that this stress and sensation will result in a decrease in growth. Because of that, it is necessary, for the growth of the embryo in his mother`s womb and its completeness, to have a membrane which prevents the head of that organ from what might be in touch or in friction with during the consecutive movement of the embryo in his mother`s womb.
Thus growth is natural and the embryo is born with sound health and body.

Let us now speak about circumcision after birth:

When the embryo is born and his body`s systems begin to function and the urinary passage begins to do its task, there may be some mold scratch or pathological symptoms, therefore, God the Almighty orders circumcision to protect the body from such troubles.
Therefore, the existence of the skin is necessary for the embryo while it is in its mother`s womb, It denotes the perfection of creation and the marvelous divine discipline. It’s cutting after birth and existing in life is necessary and a mercy from God to man.

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