Aug 27, 2014

Family Of Juda

Posted By Snow at 8/27/2014 4 comments


Rest in peace, family of Juda and all the rest ♥ الله يرحمهم
A mother & her 4 children from the Juda family was killed when their house was shelled
The funeral ceremony was held on Sunday, August 24, 2014

89 families killed . 577 children killed . 3,300 children wounded [ref | pic]

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Two of these Juda brothers seems white & the other one seems brown. ماشاء الله

So. Have you ever wondered who is the ancient Israelite?
 1  They're Semite. Semite are descendants of Shem (سام), the son of Prophet Noah (PBUH). Their lands encompass the Middle East, which means Arabs are also Semite. I.e: Prophet Abraham (PBUH), the ancestor of both Israelite & Arabs, came from ancient Iraq - he was Middle Eastern, not European.
 2  They had lived in Egypt, which is in Africa. Prophet Joseph (PBUH) married an Egyptian there, Prophet Moses (PBUH) married a Midian [Q28:27-28] & Prophet David's (PBUH) great grandmother Ruth was a Moabite. The Israelite have mixed married in the Middle East. ♥

So, how do the Israelite look like? Prophet Moses (PBUH) was:
...Moses was of brown complexion, straight hair and tall stature as if he was from the people of Az-Zutt (الزط)." [SB4.55.648]

Brown, straight hair & tall - the Jew or the Indian. Coffee yoffee, oy Bibi.


The Roma flag also have the 16 petals chakra
Prophet Moses (PBUH) is brown, straight hair & tall as if he was from the people of Az-Zutt. So, who are these Az-Zutt? Britannica states, in Oman, they're the nomadic Roma (Gypsy) folk. Currently Europe's largest minority group - the Roma are thought to have come from Egypt (hence Gypsy), while research suggests they're from India. [Isabel, Requiro | map] They speak a language of Indo-Aryan. & the fascinating thing is, some brown Romas have blonde children. [pic] ماشاء الله

It seems strange, but it seems like the diversity of Central Asians.

So, is the Israelite as diverse as the Roma? Maybe when we look at the State of Israel, we see more white Jews who claim Israelite ancestry - they are Ashkenazi from Europe. But there are 10x more Israelite who are not Jews, e.g: the Bukharan Isro’il. There are also brown Jews like the Malayali (Cochin) Jews in Kerala, India - some of them converted to Christianity & became Nasrani. That Indian guy is a Nasrani. Nasrani is Nazareth - the supporters of Prophet Jesus (PBUH). [Q 3:52, 61:14]
Supporters of Prophet Jesus (PBUH) - the Jew or the Indian
Zot ahava lelo gvulot, acheinu kol Beit Yisrael, oy Bibi

I seek refuge in Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah SWT Knows Best والله أعلم

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Aug 25, 2014

I Love

Posted By Snow at 8/25/2014 0 comments

I love the flowy dresses, modesty is beautiful. [QA] This is Reem Al-Hashemi & she is UAE Minister of State. Anyway recently, an article in Malaysia wrote it is permissible to not wear the hijab. I personally do not think so, but it's their own will to believe or adhere. My qualm is, such writings may make the hijabis look extremist, closed minded & backwards - it could be like the Turkish hijabis thing I last encountered - the perception may make our life hard. (◠v◠)' So I'm happy to see hijabis who are cherished. It is lovely, it is not strange, even the Greek Orthodox grandma wears it... yay!

I love it bcoz, when I wrap myself in materials, I feel as if I wrap myself with mercy. It reminds me when Prophet (PBUH) wrapped Ali, Fatima, Hassan & Hussein under his cloak. [SM31.5955] ♥ الحمد لله



Oh if you ever read Arabian expats blogs, how can you miss the weddings. It's beautiful - only, I can't support luxury & will trim the super long dresses. I wish we can share this beauty with all society, isn't it nice. It is the time spent with family & friends, the sharing of happiness, the mercy among the people. ♥ الحمد لله

Yeah I really think these Arabs have exquisite taste! Even a row of cushions can be so beautiful, I wish this is my living room. ماشاء الله



Even the UAE Ministry of Interior has designers? Spacious, flowy & relaxing - I love this kind of design. Oh have you read that I love the men's clothes as well. I also love the Iranian style, with the cloaks. & if you notice, the background is a giant screen, so it can be used for other events as well - I think it's greener as they don't make a one time banner.



Our Lord, please grant us goodness in this world, and goodness in the hereafter


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Anyway, may I say this. Honestly, living in Malaysia, I wish the Islam is more "uplifting merciful happiness in the soul" Islam that I know of. When we have this beauty, hopefully we don't have to fend ourselves just for being malay, muslim, hijabi etc. Sometimes I'm so "penat" (tired) & sometimes I don't even understand the thought process (Eh? We this that, I never this that! Ha ha). So pls make my dream come true.

& congratulations Nasarudin Mohd Yusof, for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. الحمد لله [ref] You win it abroad, but in Malaysia there is no work? (◠v◠)' But I'm glad somebody sees good in you, I wish it for everyone who wishes to pursue their dream, even when the support is little. Tunjuk pandai ya, Hang Nadim. Suruhlah dia bina tamadun, moga dia dapat jaga kita bila kita tua nanti, Insha Allah. [Q21:78-79 | leadership]

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Aug 14, 2014

Syria

Posted By Snow at 8/14/2014 3 comments

Palmyra, Syria, 2nd Century | UNESCO

During the dawn of the 1st century, I read the Roman Empire was in a period of peace & prosperity - known as Pax Romana. In the 2nd century, there was a wealthy Roman city in Syria called Palmyra - it linked the East (Persia, India, China) & the West (Mediterranean). Perhaps, this is the route map:


The East-West met in Syria

In the 7th century, even Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) - a young man before his prophethood - traded in Syria, bringing caravans from Mecca. So I wonder, was Syria an international trade center, bringing in traders & goods from around the world? ماشاء الله والله أعلم

Still, the Roman Empire met its match in the Persian Empire here. A mark of this rivalry is when the Romans fell to the Persian, in Jerusalem. But they later defeated the Persian & regained Jerusalem. [Q30:2-6]

The dawn of Islam, 7th century

"If Caesar is ruined, there will be no Caesar after him; and if Khosrau is ruined, there will be no Khosrau, after him". [SB8.78.625] & the words of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) came true - years after he passed away. Both the Roman & Persian Empires fell.

The Umayyad Mosque, Syria


Syria & Jerusalem came under the Muslims. It was the second Caliph, Umar al-Khattab who brought back the Jews into Jerusalem. Then the third Caliph, Uthman bin Affan sent an envoy to China. His family the Umayyad ruled Syria - they built the Dome of Rock. Later after they fell, the Umayyad moved to Spain & established al-Andalus. الحمد لله


The rise of the Mongol Empire, 13th century. Credit: National Geographic 1996


The Ilkhanate | Mongol
Then from the East came the Mongols & the Abbasid in Baghdad fell. [pic] The Mongol conquered cities from Asia to Europe & became the largest contiguous empire in human history. After the conquests, they connected trade cities between the East & the West, and eased trade flows across the empire. This brought a period of peace & prosperity - known as Pax Mongolica.

Eventually, the Mongols in Persia (Ilkhanate) embraced Islam. الحمد لله & the mystery is... did these Mongols influence from the Ottoman, Central Asia, Mughal in India, Sultanate of Malacca, to China? [ref1, ref2] But they're slanted eyed Asians in the Middle East. I'm mystified. (◠v◠)'


Xi'an Mosque
China, 8th

Mezquita
Spain, 10th

Kairaouine Mosque
Morocco, 10th

Qalawun Complex
Egypt, 13th

Mustansiriya Madrassa
Iraq, 13th

Turabeg Khanym
Turkmenistan, 14th

Registan
Uzbekistan, 15th

Taj Mahal
India, 17th

Sultanahmet Mosque
Turkey, 17th
. Jabir Ibn Hayyan (chemistry), 8th
. Al-Khwarizmi (algebra), 8th
. Al-Haytham (optics), 10th
. Al-Biruni (anthropology), 10th
. Avicenna (medicine), 10th
. Ali Al-Abbas (medicine), 10th
. Al-Zahrawi (surgery), 10th
. Al-Sufi (astronomy), 10th
. Al-Khazini (astronomy), 12th
. Rashid Al-Din (history), 13th
. Ibn Battuta (geographer), 14th
. Zheng He (navigator), 15th
Some Islamic architectures & scholars from the West Andalus to the East Mongol | Science الحمد لله

The European Age of Discovery, Around 15th Century | wikipedia


The Portuguese
A Famosa
in Malacca,
built in 1511
Meanwhile, after the fall of Rome, Europe dimmed into the Dark Ages. But they were illuminated again - was it because of knowledge exchanges with the Islamic world? They met in Al-Andalus, around the Mediterranean... Now these people look more like the typical Arab Muslims, right? [the look] والله أعلم

After the Renaissance, the 15th century Age of Discovery saw the Europeans left the Mediterranean to the West in search of the Spice Route. Were they looking for India, is that why Native Americans are Red Indians? (◠v◠) As they go West, they found the Americas & circumnavigated the Earth.

So the Portuguese trailed Africa, eventually finding Ceylon & Malacca. & they conquered Malacca. After they built the A Famosa fortress, were the traders from Syria shocked & told this tale as the tale of Aladdin? [ref] والله أعلم Then in the next centuries - the Portuguese, Spain, British, Dutch, French rose as colonial empires across the world.


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OK, so far that's the extent of my knowledge. الحمد لله (◠v◠)

I seek refuge in Allah SWT from errors.
Only Allah SWT Knows Best والله أعلم

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