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Are the 5 times of prayers mentioned in the Quran?

January 11, 2021

Shakir Mumtaz, updated the answer on Quora.com on December 14, 2018.

Yes, they are. One simply has to look for them.

“Chapter 11, Surah Hud ayaat 114: Establish the Salat at the two ends of the day and in the early part of the night. (implies fajr, magrib and isha)

Chapter 2, Surah Baqarah ayaat 238:Take great care of your Prayers, especially of the middle Prayer and stand before Allah like devoted servants. (implies asr)

Chapter 17 Bani Israel ayaat 78:Establish the Salat from the declining of the sun to the darkness of the night and be particular about the recital of the Quran at dawn for the recital of the Quran at dawn is witnessed. (implies asr, magrib and fajr)

Chapter 30 Surah Rum ayat 17:So, glorify Allah in the evening and in the morning; praise is due to Him alone in the heavens and the earth: and (glorify Him) in the afternoon and at the declining of the day. (implies fajr, magrib, dhuhr and asr)

Chapter 50 Surah Qaf ayat 39:Therefore, O Prophet (saws), bear with patience whatever they say, and keep up glorifying your Lord with his praise, before sunrise and before sunset. And glorify Him again in the night and also when are free from prostrations. (implies fajr, dhuhr, asr, isha and tahajjud)

The prayer timings in the Quran are implied thus if the above ayaat are read together, they clearly point to 5 obligatory (fard) prayers”.

Gift of Prayers given in the heavens. (Hadith)

Prophet Muhammad, during his ascension {Ma’araj} to the heavens, actually met Moses as he met many other Prophets. When Moses heard that the Prophet Muhammad was given 50 prayers, he said: “Look, I’ve been through this before, we have similar nations. Your people will not be able to handle this, go back to God and tell Him to lighten it.” so it was lightened first to 25 and then to 10, and finally to 5 prayers.

Moses told the Prophet “go back and ask Allah for further reduction, they still won’t be able to handle it” Prophet replied he is feeling shy from Allah, therefor, 5 prayers were left as final. On this Allah (SWT) said to the Prophet.

O Muhammad, My word is never changed, so these five prayers will be counted as fifty.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 213. Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Tirmidhi.

Qura’an also talks about their performance on time. (Q 4:103)

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2015/03/05/establishing-prayer-aqamatus-salaah/

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2018/03/31/praying-silently/

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Why would the Prophet (PBUH) marry a child?

September 27, 2020

Was Ayesha 6 or 7 Years old when married to Prophet? 

Why would the Prophet marry a child? That is the question many would like to be answered Before that, however, let’s admit that it is more than a mere question; rather, an accusation and judgment of character. Underneath the question lies the notion that Muslims should be hurt by the Prophet, supposedly, marrying under-age (Child) Ayesha. It is the exploitation of; with contemptuous disregard to howsoever great the Prophet’s dispensation in his daily life was, the presumed young age of at Ayesha.  

Allegation leveled by the non-believers is that Prophet Mohammed Married Ayesha when she was a 6- or 9-years old child! In this regard, a hadith from Sahih Bukhari narrated by Hisham bin Urwah*1 is quoted. Whereas, many authentic ahadith about the Prophet’s life show that Hisham’s narration is incongruous with several historical facts, on which there is consensus. Hisham was 71 years old when living in Iraq. Hafiz Zehbi has spoken about Hisham’s loss of memory in his later period. His students in Madina, Imam Malik and Imam Abu Hanifah do not mention this hadith. Imam Malik and the people of Madina criticized him for his Iraqi ahadith.  

*1 [Sahih Al Bukhari 5134. Book 67, Hadith 70.  [English USC-MSA] Volume 7, Book 62, Hadith 65]. 

Presented hereunder are shades of evidence, eschewing ahadith, which allude to Ayesh’s marriable age. 

1)  Ayesha said; When I got a consciousness of the world, (possibly at the age of 5, 6 or 7 years) I noticed that the Prophet used to come to our house daily in the morning and evening to meet my parents who were both Muslims and remarkably close to the Prophet. When the period of persecution started (around 3rd year of the Prophethood) my family was moving to Abyssinia to avoid persecution [Bukhari]. Hijra (migration) happened around the 12th year of the Prophethood and the Prophet got married to Ayesha 2 years after the Hijra (actual-migration) which would put her age around 19 or 20 years. [ prophet was born in 570 got prophethood at the age of 40 means it was year 610, migration took place after 12 years means it was 622, got married 2 years after Hijra] would mean Ayesha was12+2+5–3 =16 years old at the time of her marriage. 

2)  Surah Qamar was revealed in the 6th year of Prophethood. Ayesha claims that at that time she was a child and used to play. She, however, was fully aware of the revelations to the Prophet. She may be then 7, 8 years of age. If we add up, again her age comes to about the same. 

3)  In a narration, Imam Ahmed narrates the circumstances of the Marriage. He describes that a father-Al Mutim bin Adi approached Abu Bakr Siddique for Ayesha’s hand for his son Jubair. When the families met the mother of the boy was a bit hesitant and when enquired she expressed her concern that Ayesha (another narration does not mention her name) but “you” instead) might convert her son to Islam. The point here is that Ayesha must be grown up to be married away or to influence someone to change his religion! So, the marriage was called off and then Prophet married her. 

4) Mohammad Ibn Ishaq, the first historian of Islam, puts Ayesha at number 19 among the first 20 Muslims who converted to Islam in the first year. It alludes to her maturity, exercising her own free-will. [In a similar narration Ishaq also described her as a child] For those who may not agree with the first assertion, let us consider her age 5 or 6 years and then add 12 years of Hijra and 2 years after that. It will conclude her age to around 18 or 19 years. 

5) Ayesha was 10 years younger than her sister Asma bint Abu Bakr 27; who used to take food for the Prophet and her father Abu Bakr, hiding in the cave during Hijra. This difference is agreed upon by most scholars, that means Ayesha was 17 and two years later became 19 when she was married to the Prophet (PBUH). 

In the book of sīra (of the Prophet) written by Mohammad Ibn Ishaq, edited by Ibn Hisham, Ishaq states that she was nine or ten years old at the consummation. Another historian Al Tabari also states that she was 9. {authenticity scrutinized later in this piece} 

Informal views on the topic. 

Leila Ahmed (In her book Women and gender in Islam 1992) notes that Aisha’s betrothal and marriage to Muhammad are presented as ordinary in Islamic literature, and may indicate that it was not unusual for children to be married to their elders in that era. {an Apologist- approach discussed later in this piece} 

Some writers have calculated Aisha’s age based on details found in some biographies, eschewing the traditionally-accepted ahadith. One hadith recorded in the works of some medieval scholars, including, Al Dahabi states that Aisha’s older sister Asma was ten years older than her. This has been combined with information about Asma’s age at the time of her death and used to suggest that Aisha was over 13 years at the time of her marriage. 

An Ahmadiyya Scholar Muhammad Ali has estimated that Aisha was over 10 years old at the time of marriage and over15 years at the time of its consummation. {deniers of-prophethood-finality} 

Denise Spielberg states that “these specific references to the bride’s age reinforce Aisha’s pre-menarcheal status and, implicitly, her virginity”. Aisha was divinely intended for him, and therefore the most credible regarding Aisha’s position in the debate of the succession to Muhammad{a non-Muslims’ perspective} 

Science of ḥadīth verification (muṣṭalaḥ al-ḥadīth) 

There are several conditions to establish the veracity of a ḥadīth, the two of which are; the absence of ilal (hidden defects), and shudhudh (discrepancies).  

Verification of Ayesha’s age statement (ḥadīth) has been carried out on this basis by a traditionalist Syrian hadith scholar, Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn al-Idlibī. He determines that Ayesha’s age ḥadīth is discrepant (shādhdh) and defective (maʿlūl); based on numerous pieces of evidence collectively suggesting that Ayesha was born four years before the start of the Prophethood. Ayesha was betrothed to the Prophet in the tenth year of prophethood at the age of fourteen, and married to him one year after the migration, at the age of almost 18. The discrepancy is established based on many shades off evidence including its contradiction of other aḥadīth in Ṣaḥīḥ Bukhārī, e.g., where Ayesha explains that by the time, she attained awareness her parents were already following Islam—it logically means that she was born before their conversion. In addition to exhibiting discrepancies with ḥadīth sources, he also draws upon many biographical sources; such as Ibn Saʿd, Ibn Isḥāq, Al-Ṭabarī, Ibn ʿAsākir, Abū Nuʿaym, Ibn al-Athīr, Ibn ʿAbd al-Barr, and others. On the strength of these pieces of evidence, he asserts that Ayesha’s age-statements are erroneous/mistaken transmittals. (at-tawahhum qawl al-murawī).  

Modern researchers have debated on the veracity of this Hadith and inferred that she was much older. According to one of the scholars, Hisham mistakenly left out the word “ashara” i.e. “ten”, after the word “tis‘ah”, which means “nine” in Arabic; insinuating that she was 19 years old when she entered the household of her husband. 

Prophet forbade younger boys and girls to take part in any battle. Allowing younger Ayesha and Umme Sulaiman in the battle of “Uhud” in 3 A.H fetching water and tending to the injured, would have been incongruous with his own instructions. 

Qura’anic injunctions/deductions 

Holy Qura’an in (4:6) says that; the guardian of the orphans should keep testing them, until they reach the age of marriage, before returning their property (4:6). From this, scholars deduced that a minimum age of marriage is at least puberty. Since the approval/acceptance by the girl has legal standing, Ayesha couldn’t have been a minor. 

Marriage in Islam is a civil contract, and it can be solemnized only between persons of intellectual and physical maturity {RUSHD}, capable to understand, accept and fulfill the terms of the contract. (Q, 4:21) 

It may be noted that the Quran makes intellectual maturity an inviolable imperative (even If it goes beyond the age of puberty) to determine marriageable age. Quranic description of marriage is a companionship between two mutually compatible spouses; based on developed understanding and emotional bonding; aspiring to dwell “in tranquility”, which is not possible if either of the spouses is lacking such a capability. (Q, 7:189 & 30:21) 

The Prophet married off his own daughters Fatima at 21 and Ruqiya at 23. Abu Bakr married off his elder daughter Asma at the age of 26

Based on established norms of authenticity, of any hadith, it ought to be in concordance with the Qura’anic injunctions/deductions, to be accepted as such! Although in many instances cited in this case we are dealing with narrations/traditions and not ahadith in the real sense or definition of the term. 

Had Prophet been granted an exception to marry Ayesha at her minor age, Allah (SWT) most mercifully, would have granted it through Qura’an, as in the case of more than four wives (Q,33:50-51), to avoid it being followed by the common Muslims as a Sunnah of the Prophet.  

This simply confirms that no such exception was granted or availed.  

Non-Muslim’s criticism of the Prophet generally hovers around one or more of these aspects of his life: 

1) He ordered and participated in wars against other religions. [intolerance] 

2) He was a religious and political ruler awarding harsh-punishments. [incompatibility with western values] 

3) He married Ayesha, a 6, 7 years old minor. [pedophilia] 

These criticisms are used to malign Islam as a backward and violent religion and the contemporary Muslims as naïve and backward (‘medieval’) adhering to the teachings of such a man. Although the first two criticisms can be refuted satisfactorily without resorting to apologetics, only the third one—due to its sensitive nature–is addressed logically and rationally in this treatise. 

When we look at prophetic traditions there are several aḥadīth (Āyesha’s age traditions) which go back to Ayesha with almost the same wording: 

“The Messenger of Allah married me when I was six years old and consummated the marriage with me when I was nine years old” 

Therefore, the historical truth of her being a minor at the time of the marriage is rarely challenged and has generated several apologetic responses which can be categorized as voluntarism, contextualism/universalism, or modern projectionism and revisionism.      

Voluntarism: is what the Quran’an and the Prophet say is exemplary and cannot be termed as unethical or sinful, even if we experience it as such, for God’s commands and will are beyond human judgment in terms of right and wrong. This is called theological-voluntarism or Divine-command theory. 

Those who do not admit it but admit that having sex with a minor before puberty is harmful, actually adhere to a position of—confining Qura’anic text and Sunnah to the specific historical-cultural context, yet sticking to ethical-hermeneutical norms while interpreting Qura’an and Sunnah [objectives of the (sharia’a) law]. “maqasid al sharia’a”   

Contextualism/Universalism: is the acceptance of the idea that event {such as marrying with pre or early pubescent children} was a norm in the 7th century, therefore, someone exceptional {Prophet} having done so is not unethical. And that, such things—puberty, maturity and family law are the product of cultural influences, therefore, are not universal {either being historical-cultural or ahistorical-universal}, implying different ethical norms and applicability. The majority of scholars have been victims of this fallacy; confining the elements of Sunnah and some of the Qura’anic verses in their interpretation and applicability—to the time/place of their revelations/occurrences! [else, making them either having been abrogated or specific to the Prophet]. 

Modern Projectionism and revisionism: In this approach, the modern, mainly western, ethical standards (often falsely) are taken as universal and applied to the interpretation of the Qura’anic verses, Sunnah and ahadith of the Prophet. In this pursuit, when the historical context is found conflicting with modern thoughts, is rejected as unauthentic and reinterpreted. The sources and interpretations presenting underage marriage as acceptable are rejected, for they are misogynistic, patriarchal and abusive. They however accept the notion that the revelations cannot become outdated. The modern projectionists/revisionists’ approach, therefore, accepts and applies hermeneutical elements of contextualism/universalism, using modern ethics as its default position. 

The apologetic approach [apologeticism], in the matter of Ayesha’s age, was initially adopted by the Arabs in the early 20th century while responding to the orientalists’ discourses. From the last few decades, however, these approaches are being widely used, by the west-educated modernist Muslims [especially Ph.ds] in secular disciplines/sciences; under the delusion of having become a scholar of every field of knowledge, including Islam.  

Of all the criticism that Islam, Prophet and Muslims endured, since the emergence of Islam fifteen centuries ago, the marriage of Prophet Muhammad to Ayesha was not one of them, until fairly recently! 

During the lifetime of the Prophet, his enemies would search for any way possible to harm and defame him. They called him crazy, spread false rumors about his wife committing adultery, and tried to even kill him on multiple occasions. They would also not leave any stone unturned to physically harm him or expose a potential flaw in his pristine life. So, then why his enemies didn’t use Ayesha’s child-age against him? 

The controversy over the age of ‘Ayesha is a recent phenomenon fabricated by Islamophobes. It is simply an attempt to malign Islam, and its Prophet—questioning his judgment, ethics and morality—to make ill-informed Muslims affront, apologetic and defensive. 

It is hoped that this treatise will arm them with logical arguments to rebut the absurd accusation with confidence. InshaAllah 

{Allah knows the best; I seek refuge in His mercy} 

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Why Macron “Partie-Pourrie” is suddenly hyperactive in ME?

September 3, 2020
Iraqi PM, French President Macron discuss nuclear plant project in Baghdad  | Al Arabiya English

Is it not making people wonder why French President, Macron Partie Pourrie is hyper active in the Middle East after Beirut Port Blast? Is he trying to foist French dominance or working for someone else, to counter Turkey? Would he be able to really handle Erdogan with a slight military edge? 

He is either working on behest of the big-brother to stop Turkey from becoming a regional force to be reckoned with; consistently challenging the Europe, or trying to fill the vacuum left by the receding players in the Middle East. 

Although he was confronted by the Lebanese people for meddling in the affairs of Lebanon, with the help of Bald-headed vulture Michal Aoun. He was welcomed by western stooge Mustafa Kazmi in Iraq to incite Kurd against Turkey. 

In my opinion, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan should declare a tripartite-defense-pact and “Brand” Macron on his tiny ass, once and for all, to establish their dominance in the region! This is the only chance these three Muslim Heavy-weights may have. This will subdue all the minions in the area and the Imperialist Western-Europe, ushering a period of stability. These countries should call all Muslim countries conference and declare severance of diplomatic relations with UAE, Jordan, Egypt, India and Israel, until Palestinian and Kashmirs issues are resolved to their satisfaction. 

Lebanese people should get rid of all the old politicians, especially those holding multiple anchor nationalities and residences. Elect a,for the Lebanon and for the Lebanese, Head of state. Draw a new constitution guaranteeing a merit based free of foreign influence government. Hezbollah should be integrated into the Lebanese army.

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/hagia-sophia-mosque-religious-chauvinism/

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Hagia sofia conversion.

August 18, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpU9z5X4CRo&t=61s

Hagia Sophia Mosque–Religious Chauvinism? 

August 8, 2020

 

A symbol of civilizations: Hagia Sophia

Q; – Did the Muslims or did the Christians build the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey? 

The question, asked by S Conceicao, was originally answered by the author (in brief) on November 19, 2017. @ Quora.com. before the conversion. 295 views.

Hagia in Greek (hágios ) means “Holy” and in Christian liturgy something consecrated.

 

Watch my first formal V-Log on the topic and subscribe, please.

https://youtu.be/mpU9z5X4CRo

I would not blink agreeing that the timing of conversion of Hagia Sofia, back to the mosque, by the Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is politically motivated. It is to show Turkeys’ leadership resolve and to boost his popularity, domestically and internationally simultaneously. It was not, however, a religious chauvinism.

Some accounts suggest that the original church Hagia Sophia was ordered to be built, on the foundations of a pagan temple, by Constantine l in 325. Way before the advent of Islam. His son, Constantinus ll, consecrated it in 360. It was damaged in 404 by a fire that erupted during a riot following the second banishment of St. Johan Chrysostom, the patriarch of Constantinople. It was rebuilt and enlarged by the Roman emperor Constans I. Then restored building was rededicated by Theodosius II in 415. The church was burned down again in the Nika insurrection of January 532, which allowed Justinian I to envision a splendid replacement. (532-537) CE

 

Since Eusebius was bishop of Constantinople from 339 to 341, and Constantine died in 337, it seems possible that the first church was erected by the latter. The edifice was built as a traditional Latin colonnaded basilica with galleries and a wooden roof. It was preceded by an atrium. It was claimed to be one of the world’s most outstanding monuments at the time.

Socrates of Constantinople, writing in 440, however, claimed that the church was built by Constantius II, who was working on it in 346. A tradition which is not older than the 7th or 8th century, reports that the edifice was built by Constantine the Great. Zonaras reconciles the two opinions, writing that Constantius ll had repaired the edifice consecrated by Eusebius of   Nicomedia after it had collapsed.

Yet another account suggests that this Cathedral was completed by the Byzantine king, of Eastern Roman EmpireJustinian I in 537 as an epitome of Byzantine architecture.

An account with a different perspective, suggests that this edifice was built as a result of a sectarian split in the Christian ranks into—Roman Catholics and Orthodox Christians. The seat of the Roman Catholics was the Vatican whereas Hagia Sofia became the epicenter of the Orthodox Christians.

21 years old king, Fateh Sultan Mohammad II, the conqueror, after the fall of Constantinople in 1451, entered the Byzantine’s prestigious cathedral and, keeping the tradition of “general-amnesty”  by the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) after the conquest of Mecca, pardoned all his adversaries, thereby winning the hearts and minds of the people.  The result was that in a short period a city with 99% Christians was left with only 3% Christians. [mainly Armenian-Christians]. Other accounts, however, differ and suggest that the Christians, Assyrians and Greeks’ cleansing was done through mass killing. I will, therefore, let the history bear the fact out.

When the Christian worshippers were left far and few between, and the edifice was dilapidated, King Sultan Mohammad II, in the year 1453, bought Hagia Sofia with his own money and endowed it to a trust. He, having envisioned the future cost of maintenance, also built a Bazar (market), and a museum adjoining the edifice.

{Note: The status of a “TRUST” cannot be changed/abrogated arbitrarily, even by the original donor, should he change his mind later on}

 

Hagia Sofia, throughout the era of the Ottoman Empire, of about 500 years, until 1935 had been a mosque held in trust.

 

Who was Mustafa Kemal Pasha and why did he convert Hagia Sofia into a Museum?

 

There are several interesting accounts about his background, his rise to the esteemed position of “Father of the Turks” and about his dubious behavior, in a wider context, relating to Islam!

He is a highly revered heroic figure, not only for Turks but also for most of the Muslims. [May not, however, be so for the Arab-Muslims]. When the Grand Vizier, Ahmed Pasha, of the Ottoman Empire planned to ratify the Treaty of Sevres, in 1918, the nationalist Turks headed by Kamal Ataturk defied the king’s will and revolted. Turkish parliament and the people refused to accept the treaty without substantive changes! Although, it was he who signed the treaty of Lausanne in 1923. This established the Republic of Turkey, and Mustafa Kemal became the country’s first president.

Kamal Ataturk in the last 150 years of Muslim history was the first leader; who not only defeated the coalition of the colonial powers; which included Britain, France, Italy, Greece and Bolsheviks supporting Armenians, but also expelled them out of Muslim-Turkey. Interestingly, American president Woodrow Wilson was planning to establish a Christian Armenian independent state out of Turkey but Kamal Ataturk, the hero of the Gallipoli war (1916), trashed his planning by defeating western colonialist forces one by one. Turkish Parliament granted him the title of “Ataturk” Father of the Turks. Parliament also made him field marshal and awarded him a title of “Ghazi” after defeating Greeks in the battle of Sakarya in1921.

 

Mehmed Vahideddin VI, the last sultan of the Ottoman Empire, was forced to abdicate the throne and exiled to Italy in 1922. It prepared the way for declaring Turkey the Secular Republic under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. (in 1923 after signing Lausanne treaty)

 

President Kamal Ataturk, contemplating to keep Turkey out of the well-conceived impending WWII, approached Balkan states and Greece (Greece had been under the Ottoman rule for 500 years), to sign the Balkan-Pact. Greece suggested declaring Hagia Sofia a church, as a goodwill gesture. Kamal Ataturk capitulated, therefore in 1934, abrogated the Hagia Sofia mosque trust and declared it a museum instead. The idea was that the old structure would need a huge sum of money to be restored and maintained, therefore, declaring it a museum would not only generate funds for it but goodwill for (secular) Turkey also. It did happen and UNESCO declared it (in 1985- E. Britannica) a world-heritage-site and has been maintaining the building ever since, for almost 80 years.

Note: there are some suggestions that President “k. Attatuk’s” signature was forged on the conversion decree!

Another account about Kamal Ataturk suggests that he belonged to a Jewish sect, “Dönmeh” or “Crypto-Jews”, created by a Romaniote rabbi from Smyrna named Sabbatian Zevi. Sabbatian Zevi declared himself as the long-awaited Messiah[Exploiting the pronouncement made by Musa bin Maymun (Maimonides) about the coming of the Messiah]

Sabbatian Zevi even at a young age displayed great brilliance and became an accomplished Talmudic and Kabbalistic scholar. Between 1642 and 1648 he lived in semi-seclusion and began to display character traits that psychologists describe as manic-depressive. His following was, nevertheless, spreading far and wide. Turkish Sultan finally arrested him and forced him to renounce the prophethood. Sabbatian Zevi offered to accept Islam and renounced Judaism taking the new name Aziz Mehmed Effendi. This way he ostensibly became a Muslim but clandestinely remained a Jew. [hypocrite]. Kamal Ataturk, according to this account, belonged to this hypocrite-Jewish cult-Dönmeh, hence declared not only Hagia Sofia a Museum but also Turkey a secular Republic.

 

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a Free-Masonry, initiated into Freemasonry in 1907 in Macedonia Risorta Lodge # 80 under the charter and constitution of the Grand Orient De France. It was likely his involvement at a young age in Freemasonry that inspired his idealistic tendencies in life. He believed that modernization necessarily entailed Westernization, and he established a policy of state secularism, with a constitution that separated the government from religion. Although he believed he was advancing the country, not all of Mustafa Kemal’s reforms were warmly received. His policy of state secularism was particularly controversial, and he was accused of decimating important cultural and religious traditions.

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2019/10/21/separation-of-church-and-state-in-christianity-rejection-of-mass-participation-in-election-democracy-nationalism-patriotism-allegiance-in-islam/

Kamal Ataturk. while in a position of strength, accepted/enforced many controversial, anti-Islam measures, which afford credibility to the above assertions. Unless he was naively influenced by the western modernity and secularistic trends of his time; as many western-educated Muslims, with scanty knowledge of Islam, think even nowadays!

 

Anti-Islam changes accepted/enforced. 

He changed the Azan (call for prayers) chanting from Arabic to the Turkish language.

He changed the Turkish language script from Arabic to Roman (Latin) so that people eventually would not be able to read/understand Arabic and Qura’an.

Mosques were locked except for a brief interval of prayers. [preventing any religious education or discourse]

Keeping or carrying the Holy Qura’an was forbidden.

No Hafiz was allowed to be a high-ranking army official.

Changed the name of Islambul city to Istanbul.

The Dardanelles (Bosporus) Straits was made an international waterway with the Ottoman Empire having no control over it. Certain ports near to Constantinople were declared “free zones” as they were deemed to be of international importance. This deprived Turkey of huge amounts of tariff collection.

Accepted the restrictions on the exploration of natural resources, such as oil and gas.

The army was made custodian of the Secular-Turkish-constitution, to perpetuate the secular character of the previously Islamic state.

Economic and political restrictions were also accepted.

The Ottoman Empire had the control of its finances and economy taken away from her and handed over to the Allies

Kamal Ataturk, in the face of Balfour declaration, acted as a vanquished (instead of an ally, Germany), acquiescing to the dictates of the “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.

Although, officially, he was pursuing the “Six-Arrows” policy — republicanism, nationalism, populism, statism, secularism and revolution. 

 

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/break-up-of-ottoman-empire-through-british-conspiracy/

 

Conclusion: Legally or morally only UNESCO has a right to object to the status change of Hagia Sofia, for it has spent huge sums of money on this edifice as a museum.

Although originally it was built as a Church but was sold and bought legally and for consideration and the title held in trust, which cannot be changed/abrogated arbitrarily.

Turkish supreme court on this very ground annulled the decision taken by Kamal Ataturk in 1453 and ordered its restoration to its original status–a place of worship—a mosque.

A site/building declared a national heritage; also gives the owning state the right to its “Adaptive-use”, anyway suitable/beneficial.

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has changed a museum not a church into a mosque assigning only a portion of the edifice for Muslim Prayers while the remaining parts will still be open to the general public, as a tourist attraction.

 

These arguments, when considered rationally and logically, would repudiate any objection, especially that of religious chauvinism.

 

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Why does the Holy Qura’an claim that all life forms are created in pairs when bacteria, viruses and other unicellular organisms are created asexually?

June 2, 2020

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   This question was originally answered, in brief, by the author on Jan, 3rd, 2019, on Quora.com

The question seems to be an argumentum-ad-ignorantiam.

Qura’an has not specifically mentioned the sexuality of the pair/couple— except when referenced to human beings. Qura’an has also not restricted the “duality in creation” to the sentient beings”. In the daily-life parlance, a day and night or a pair of socks would not warrant such a specification. So, it would be the case with the bacteria, viruses and unicell organisms. (interchanging/adaptive as explained in Q, 51:49 below.

By the way, Adam (PBUH), is said to, had been created a “Hermaphrodite” (having male and female systems except for the delivery system) so he self-fertilized conceiving “Eve” who then, was delivered through cesarean operation. (said to be, borne out of his rib-cage). Vestiges of it are still witnessed, occasionally, in some men. 

“Verily, all things have We created by pair (in proportion and measure), so that you may reflect OR We have created everything to fulfill a certain purpose”. (Q, 54:49)

Exegetical views about the word “azwaj”–Pair

Lit., “all pairs”. Some commentators regard the term azwaj as synonymous in this context with “kinds” (Baghawi, Zamakhshari, Baydawi, Ibn Kathir): i.e., they take the above phrase to mean no more than that God created all kinds of things, beings and phenomena. Others (e.g., Tabari) see in it a reference to the polarity evident in all creation. Ibn’Abbas (as quoted by Razi) says that it denotes the concept of opposites in general, like “sweet and sour, or white and black, or male and female”; to which Razi adds that everything in creation has its complement, “like high and low, right and left, front and back, past and future, being and attribute”, etc., whereas God – and He alone – is unique, without anything that could be termed “opposite” or “similar” or “complementary”. Hence, the above sentence is an echo of the statement that “there is nothing that could be compared with Him” (112:4).

Reproductive position of micro-organisms, Plants and Animals in terms of science and biology.

Asexual reproduction is found in the majority of living organisms, including most plants, protists (e.g. bacteria, protozoans, and unicellular algae and fungi), and many lower invertebrates such as tapeworms. Other examples of asexual reproductive organisms are hydrae and many lower plants (e.g. ferns). Some organisms are also capable of regeneration, a specialized form of asexual reproduction, for example, starfish, polyps, zebrafish, flatworms, newts, and salamanders. Many plants are capable of total regeneration. Among animals, the lower the form, the more capable it is of total regeneration. The highest animals that exhibit vegetative reproduction are the colonial tunicates (e.g. sea squirts), which, much like plants, send out runners in the form of stolon; small parts of which, form buds that develop into new individuals.

(Note that hydra and jellyfish and many primarily asexual organisms are also capable of sexual reproduction – however many simple organisms like bacteria, yeasts and Fungi Imperfecti are but, asexual).

In asexual organisms (at least in bacteria), the differences between species (different strands) are measured through genetic sequences and organism characteristics.

In these days of high throughput sequencing, most attempts to describe new species come with at least one genomic sequence. Additionally, a whole host of characteristics, including optimal growth temperature, morphology, numerous metabolic capabilities, etc. are used.

Hermaphrodite

Some creatures, for example, sponges, snails, the slug-like sea hare, and some kinds of deep-sea arrow worms are hermaphrodites, that is, they have both sexes in one body.

The objection raised by atheistic minds!

Some apologists may claim that hermaphrodites are actually a male-female pair, as both the sexes are included in one organism. It may be that in a population some hermaphrodites act as males while others as females. This claim, of course, would be totally wrong as a hermaphrodite, by definition, is both male and female at once, even if performing one of its sexual functions at the one time.

Refutation. The objection seems to be argumentum ad ignorantiam, ignoring the declaration Exalted is He who created all pairs – from what the earth grows and from themselves and from that which they do not know”. Q,36:36 [refer to the examples of Adam conceiving Eve and Marry conceiving without male intervention]

[Logically, a system/unit is described according to the capacities/functions it has, not necessarily performing simultaneously, to justify the description—it is named after; e.g. fax, copier and printer, washer and dryer, etc.]

Exegetical view of the declaration: The mention of “that which they do not know evidently relates to things or phenomena not yet understood by man but potentially within the range of his comprehension—maybe sometime in the future.

Ambisexual

Some creatures also change their sex during their life-cycles: Quahogs (hard-shell clams) are born and grow up as a male, but later on, half of them transform into a female. Slipper shells and cup and saucer shells do this too; they commence every season as males, but later on, nearly all of them pass through a phase of ambisexuality and turn into adult females. Some species change sex depending on their environment, such as the marine worm ophryotrocha, if the portly young females are later underfed, they revert back to the male gender. Some fish can also change their sex spontaneously, for example, some groupers and guppies.

“that which they do not know

We were largely in the dark, some of it was morphological, but past that we don’t know.

Think about the defunct kingdom Protista: we thought that single-celled eukaryotes were all closely related, but now we know that they’re spread around the multicellular eukaryotes.

Protists are eukaryotic organisms that cannot be classified as a plant, animal, or fungus. They are mostly unicellular, but some, like algae, are multicellular. Kelp, or ‘seaweed,’ is a large multicellular protist that provides food, shelter, and oxygen for numerous underwater ecosystems.

“Exalted is He who created all pairs – from what the earth grows and from themselves and from that which they do not know.” (Quran 36:36)

In this verse, “from themselves” means, from the human pair of male and female. And “from that which they do not know is the process of parthenogenesis and many others. The processes and the terminologies; which were unheard of, when the Quran was revealed or for a long time even after that. Parthenogenesis was discovered in the 18th century by Charles Bonnet.

 

For unisex animal, Allah also gave them a pair, by parthenogenesis, that is embedded within the unisex. Some of the unisex animals are Crayfish: Its egg has a 2n number of chromosomes while all other creature’s egg has n number of chromosomes. So, its egg has a pair. A similar thing happens in Parasitic Wasps.

Komodo Dragon: Its egg starts with n chromosomes. But soon it becomes 2n during the developmental stages, unlike embryogenesis of other animals. So, its pair is made during the developmental process. A similar thing happens in Hammerhead Sharks.

Whiptail Lizard: It is a hybrid product of 2 different lizards. Unusually it has a double number of chromosomes than its parents. So, it is its pair.

Anglerfish: Is female until it reaches maturity, at which point it can switch back and forth between genders. So, pair is created in one.

 

Now we also know that rock-crystals have pairs too!

 

Botany explains that every plant has male and female gender. Even the plants that are unisexual have distinct elements of both male and female. “…. And sent down water from the sky.’ With it have We produced Diverse pairs of plants Each separate from the others.” [Al- Qura’an 20:53]

 

Male, Female and Parthenocarpic-Fruits

Parthenogenesis is a form of reproduction in which the ovum develops into a new individual without fertilization. Natural parthenogenesis has been observed in many lower animals (it is characteristic of the rotifers), especially insects, e.g., the aphid. In many social insects, such as the honeybee and the ant, the unfertilized eggs give rise to the male drones and the fertilized eggs to the female workers and queens. they are also capable of sexual reproduction.

“And the fruit of every kind He made in pairs, two and two.” [Al-Qura’an 13:3] Fruit is the end product of the reproduction of the superior plants. The stage preceding fruit is the flower, which has male and female organs (stamens and ovules). Upon the pollination of the stigmas of the flowers, they bear fruits, which in turn free their seeds at maturity. All fruits, therefore, are equipped with male and female organs; a fact that is mentioned in the Qura’an, 13:3.

 In certain species, fruit can come from non-fertilized flowers (parthenocarpic-fruits) e.g. bananas, certain types of pineapple, fig, orange, vine, etc. They also have definite sexual characteristics.

Matter and Anti-matter “Parity”

Qura’anic verses, particularly 43:12, 51:49, especially 36:36 “things unknown to them”. This part, likely, refers to our understanding of particle physics. The British physicist Paul Dirac discovered the matter in 1933. Antimatter represents the pair/opposite characteristics of the matter. For instance, contrary to matter, antimatter electrons are positive and protons negative.

Schizophyllum commune

Schizophyllum commune is the world’s most widely distributed fungus, occurring on every continent except Antarctica. It is known to have more than 28,000 distinct sexes.

As long as two parental strains are of different mating types, they are able to mate and form fertile offspring. The enormous number of sexes is meant to encourage non-sibling mating and non-relative mating, which ensures genetic diversity in the population.

This species, along with other such fungi is a good counter-example to verse 36:36 as they are things that the Earth grows, yet are not made in pairs. (argumentum ad ignorantiam of atheistic minds)

Refutation: “Distinct Sexes” — ought to be one different from the other—-mating with distinct sex (from itself) would, therefore, create a pair! 

The Chinese concept of “duality in creation”—Yin & Yang

The ancient Chinese already believed in the duality of all creation. This duality principle is known as ‘Yin and Yang’, part of the Taoist belief system. The date of origin of the Yin-Yang duality principle is unknown, however, all reasonable estimates predate Islam by at least two thousand five hundred years. (Note the Yin-Yang symbol dates back to at least 400BC and was present in ancient Shang Dynasty Bronze (age) but the Yin-Yang principle dated much earlier.) The Yellow Emperor, legendary Chinese emperor and cultural hero ruling from 2698 BC to 2598 BC and considered to be the ancestor of the Han Chinese, said “The principle of Ying and Yang is the foundation of the entire universe. It underlies everything in creation. It brings about the development of parenthood; it is the root and source of life and death.

Therefore, the claim, that the existence of antimatter proves the miraculous nature of Qur’anic verses referring to ‘creation in pairs’ is absolutely rational. (yet another argumentum ad ignorantiam of atheistic minds}

 

Refutation

The above quotes of 2698 BC to 2598BC and 400BC; with reference to “Duality in Creation” confirm the veracity of the knowledge contained in the Qura’anic verses, since these are the word of “GOD”, not a human construct! 

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2019/03/23/quraan-narrates-all-life-forms-are-created-as-pairs-while-bacteria-virus-and-unicellular-organisms-are-asexual/

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Hindu godhead Brahma is supreme force that manifested through the whole universe by the sound ‘AUM’. Muslim God Allah is also a supreme force who created the universe by ordering ‘BE’. And it is. Are, therefore, Brahma and Allah the same?

May 24, 2020
Yaa ALLAH!

Hinduism perceives the whole creation and its cosmic activity as the work of three fundamental forces symbolized by three gods, which constitutes the Hindu Trinity or ‘Trimurti’: Brahma — the creator, Vishnu — the sustainer, and Shiva — the destroyer. According to Vedas Brahma is regarded as a supreme being.

According to the Puranas, Brahma is the son of God, and often referred to as Prajapati. The ​Shatapatha Brahman says that Brahma was born of the Supreme Being Brahman and the female energy known as Maya.

One can clearly see the contradiction in the above assertions.

Brahma can be perceived  a supreme-being  only by characterizing it to be manifested through the entire Universe , because it is a mythical-construct inert of revealing/producing anything. This is pantheism, which Islam does not subscribe to at all.

Allah, in Islam, is the only Supreme being of indivisible Unicity. (Oneness) and  distinct from His creation.

“There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing” [Q, 42:11]

The point, therefore, is that there is not even a remotest semblance between  the Hindu  godhead Brahma , a mythical-construct,  and the real living God, Allah Ta’ala [Nauzu-Billah].

Moreover, Hinduism, which according to Puranas and Vedas most likely started as a monotheistic religion, has lost its real character reducing to a mythical construct, so its gods and goddesses.are nothing more than a stretch of imagination. Islam, contrary to Hinduism, is a revealed practicable religion revealed by ever-living, hearing, and the only Supreme-being Allah (SWT).

“He begets not, nor is He begotten” [Q, 112:3]

Read: Proof of the Originator/God.

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Corporate Greed Pushing for Vaccine, ignoring already available remedies!

May 9, 2020

Virus COVID-19 has so far caused far fewer infections and deaths than the common flu had in the past years.

 

 

The Vaccination Debacle

A multibillion-dollar vaccine is not necessary. Corporate greed and Control freaks, like Bill and Melinda Gates, are busy with the idea of pushing a vaccine down the throat of the public. Bill and Melinda Gates are accused of doing the same in Africa, Kenya and elsewhere, sterilizing the females and new borne children in pursuit of controlling the population growth.

The NIAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are collaborating with a view to developing a COVID-19 Vaccine. WHO is also hand in glove in this pursuit.

China has proven that COVID-19 could be brought under control at rather low-cost and with strict discipline and conventional medication. The same medicines and measures have been used for centuries to prevent and cure successfully all kinds of viral diseases.

First, a vaccine against COVID-19, or coronaviruses in general, is a flu vaccine. Vaccines don’t heal. In the best case, flu-vaccines may prevent the virus from affecting a patient as hard as it might without a vaccine. The effectiveness of flu vaccines is generally assessed as between 20% and 50%. Vaccines are foremost a huge money-making bonanza for Big Pharma.

Second, here is a myriad of remedies that have proven very successful.

COVID-19: More Hydroxychloroquine Data From France

  • French Professor Didier Raoult, who is one of the world’s top 5 scientists on communicable diseases, suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine (Chloroquine or Plaquenil), a well-known, simple, and inexpensive drug, also used to fight Malaria, and that has shown efficacy with previous coronaviruses such as SARS.  By mid-February 2020, clinical trials at his institute and in China already confirmed that the drug could reduce the viral load and bring spectacular improvement. Chinese scientists published their first trials on more than 100 patients and announced that the Chinese National Health Commission would recommend Chloroquine in their new guidelines to treat Covid-19.
  • China and Cuba are working together with the use of Interferon Alpha 2B, a highly efficient anti-viral drug developed in Cuba some 39 years, but little known to the world because the US imposed an embargo on anything from Cuba. Interferon has also proven to be very effective in fighting COVID-19 and is now produced in a joint-venture in China.
  • There is an old natural Indian / Ayurveda medicine, Curcuminthat comes in capsules as C90. It is an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant compound that has been successfully used to treat cancer, infectious diseases and coronaviruses.
  • Other simple, but effective remedies include the use of heavy doses of Vitamin C, as well as Vitamin D3, or more generally the use of Micronutrients essential to fight infections, include vitamins A, B, C, D, and E.
  • Recently there has been a spate of new remedies proposed by various individuals and professionals with utmost certainty citing a host of COVID-19 patients having been cured. Like, Sana Makki, Neem-leaves powder and Black seeds (Onion seeds), etc. These are abundantly and inexpensively available in most of Asia.
  • Another remedy that has been used for thousands of years by ancient Chinese, Romans and Egyptiansis Colloidal silver products. They come in forms to be administered as a liquid by mouth, or injected, or applied to the skin. Colloidal silver products are boosting the immune system, fighting bacteria and viruses, and have been used for treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, shingles, herpes, eye ailments, prostatitis – and COVID-19.
  • A simple and inexpensive remedy, to be used in combination with others, is menthol-based “Mentholatum”. It’s used for common flu and cold symptoms. Rubbed on and around the nose, it acts as a disinfectant and prevents germs to enter the respiratory tract, including coronaviruses.

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  • Northern Italy and New Orleans report that an unusual number of patients had to be hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICU) and be put 24×7 on a 90%-strength respirator, with some of the patients remaining unresponsive, going into respiratory failure. The reported death rate is about 40%. The condition is called acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS. That means the lungs are filled with fluid. When this description of ARDS episodes applies, Dr. Raoult and other medical colleagues recommend COVID-19 patients to “sleep sitting up” until they are cured. This helps drain the liquid out of the lungs. The method has been known to work successfully since it was first documented during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic.
  • Finally, Chinese researchers in cooperation with Cuban and Russian scientists are also developing a vaccine that may soon be ready for testing. The vaccine would attempt to address not just one strand of coronaviruses, but the basic coronaviral RNA genome (RNA = Ribonucleic Acid), to be applied as prevention of new coronavirus mutations. In contrast to the west, working exclusively on profit-motives, the Chinese-Cuban-Russian vaccine would be made available at low cost to the entire world.

These alternative cures may not be found on Big Pharma controlled internet. Internet references and the trained Doctors, if there are any, may advise against their use. At best, they will tell you that these products or methods have not proven effective or have not been researched thoroughly, and at worst, that they may be harmful. Don’t believe it. Most of these products or methods are not harmful. Remember, some of them have been used as natural remedies for thousands of years. And remember, China has successfully come to grips with COVID-19, using some of these relatively simple and inexpensive medications.

Few doctors are aware of these practical, simple and inexpensive remedies. The media, under pressure from the pharma giants and the compliant government agencies, have been requested to censoring such valuable information. The negligence or failure, to make such easily accessible remedies public knowledge is killing people.

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2020/04/10/neo-conic-globalist-capitalism-pushed-humanity-to-the-edge-of-anarchy/

{Dr. Anthony Fauci is the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), within the National Institute for Health (NIH)}

Nano-Chipping the Entire human race.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will drive the mass vaccination effort which is scheduled to be launched in the period after the lockdown.

The vaccination association includes the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a semi-NGO, to which NIH / NIAID outsourced oversight of the vaccination program – supported by Bill Gates; GAVI, the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization – also a Bill Gates creation, supported by WHO, also amply funded by the Gates Foundation; the World Bank and UNICEF; plus a myriad of pharmaceutical partners.

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Bill Gates also strongly suggests that travelers must have in their passport a vaccination certificate before embarking on a plane or entering a country.

The program implementation, including a related global electronic identity-program, possibly administered with nano-chips that could be embedded in the vaccine itself, would be overseen by the little-known agency Agenda ID2020 which is also a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation initiative.

https://shakir2.wordpress.com/2019/01/15/the-population-control-holocaust/

Bill Gates is also known as a strong proponent of drastic and selective population reduction. Knowing what we know, who would trust any vaccine that carries Bill Gate’s signature. Hope that this evil endeavor will not succeed is omnipresent. We must hope to the end, then the end will never come – and gradually Light will drown Darkness.

  Vccine contents penned By Peter Koenig, April 1, 2020.    [added to and Improvised by the Author, Shakir Mumtaz]

 

 

Disavowing or Disowning a Wrong!

May 1, 2020

 

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In an individual’s life come several occasions where one hears or sees something untrue, repugnant or altogether false. Most often, a person despite cognitive consonance may get perturbed for his inability to correct, address, refute such a situation due to some, religious, social, familial or political correctness constraints. Such a situation was faced by Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim A.S) when he saw his father, relatives and people of his tribe worshipping false gods. He, despite having explained to them; that they are worshiping wrong god, did not feel satisfied therefore, vehemently and openly declared in their presence that “I free myself (absolve) from what you are worshipping” (Surah Zukhruf 43 V26).

 

The lesson to be learnt here is; that when someone is living in the company of disbelievers, or those who are habituated of doing wrongful acts, or those who out of sheer ignorance, misconstrue the religious injunctions, or altogether distort to justify their own lapses or that of someone else’s  should not be allowed to get a free-pass. In such a situation any person not raising the voice of concern may inevitably become part of that distortion and resultant sinfulness. In the light of this Qura’anic verse; uttered by Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim A.S) it could be inferred that keeping quiet, ignoring such an injustice/distortion or just being concerned with one’s own good deeds only is not enough.

 

It is not enough, that one should keep his own deeds and faith on the right track but also declare his disapproval, disavowal in suitable yet distinctly categorical terms.

 

This view could be corroborated by the Hadith whereby prophet (pbuh) instructed to “stop the one doing wrong with HANDS, TONGUE or the least, THINK of his act as bad act (this being the weakest degree of faith)”  Disapproval, disavowal of bad deeds categorically (even if verbally) would have twofold effect. 1) He would not become part of the sin simply by association or acquiescence. 2) Wrongdoer might heed and change his way—-which would entail immense blessings. This Qura’anic Ayah also corroborates the contemporary saying—–Be part of the solution and not of the problem”

 

NOTE–(Disapproval, disavowal does not mean, in any form or shape, to resorting to violence or Foisting of one’s opinion on others)

 

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Pakistan Army’s Nightmare. Erdogan-ilk! 

April 26, 2020

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I never had so much clarity, about an overarching role of Pakistan Army, as I do now. I always, in the galore of patriotism, took the Pakistan army as an infallible, pristine and divinely entity; who is there to protect Pakistan and its people from all and any, internal or external, evil. Let me be clear, I am not against the Pakistani army and laud its role as the guarantor of Pakistan’s ideological and physical boundaries, do revere the sacrifices it has offered. I am, however, against the unsavory practices its top brass is employing to further their interests at the cost of the country. 

I always wondered hearing the criticism of the army and the stories of those who dared criticize; always trashed as anti-Pakistan traitors! Hussain Haqqani’s name immediately pops up on memory’s horizon; a journalist, a political activist and an academician. He also served as an ambassador in Sri-Lanka and the USA. The second name which pops up is that of Ayesha Siddiqa, an intellectual, a military scientist, and a director of naval research in Pakistan Navy. Doctorate in war studies from King’s College London. She wrote a book in 2007, Military Inc, exploring Pakistan army’s practices and faced an immediate smear campaign; which she weathered pretty well and still got a fair amount of media coverage within and without Pakistan.

I admit on the outset of having no inside information about the working of the Pakistani army, but as a thinker, political observer and analyst I can see, how things are being managed, maneuvered in Pakistan—by the so-called establishment—-which; in reality, is only the army. 

[Pakistan seems to be a unique case-study; in which so-called establishment—military—the only well-organized, most powerful entity, owns the country as its turf]

It dawned on me when; Nawaz Sharif—a convicted criminal—was met in prison; under the cover of the darkness of the night; by some representative of the establishment, and a deal was struck for his release out to U.K. A drama of his imminent death was staged, for which his medical reports were skillfully fabricated, Judiciary managed and the PM duped.  This whole episode would be an excellent script for a future James Bond movie! Bravo to Pakistani Military. No one else in Pakistan could have done such a fine job! No wonder, even Americans are convinced that the Pakistani (army’s) Intelligence Agency (ISI) is # 1 in the world!

When I shared my concern with a friend of mine, a veteran of Pakistani Capital—he asked me; “are you saying that Pakistan Military is working against Pakistan?” My answer was; “NOPakistani Army is working to hold on to its turf; on which it has been playing its game of king-making for the past 70 some years. It will fight tooth and nail against, it being taken away by an Erdogan-ilk and, being subservient like the Turkish army?”

Now, the obvious question arises, why someone would meet Nawaz Sharif in Prison and offer him a deal? One may recall, sometimes back Nawaz Sharif openly threatened to divulge some secrets if forced. That thereat was not a hollow threat but a potent one and heard by the concerned quarters. The Pakistani military has never been absent from any change; ever took place in Pakistani statecraft, for which its hands ought to be dirty. Nawaz Sharif, being highly vengeful by nature and at the helm of affairs longer than anyone else, must have saved some “unsavory maneuverings” of the military, to be used at the right time, as he did.

This thing is further confirmed by Gen Bajwa’s extension saga. Gen. Bajwa—selling his Bajwa doctrine—sought an extension in his tenure which; unscrupulous P.M Imran Khan and his novice courtiers bungled up and the Judiciary; in pursuance of settling its scores with the PM, created a bottleneck, for which a “Yeh” vote of the national assembly became necessary. This was managed by the Pakistani military; at an immense cost to the Pakistani state, economically, politically, culturally and socially. Most of the arraigned and confirmed robbers of Pakistan were set to be released on bail, and some were even promised a future leadership role in the government. {as has recently been published by a senior Pakistani journalist in Dawn Newspaper, concerning Shahbaz Sharif—who surprisingly dashed back from London hoping for something. Another news of $ 500Mil—a pittance in the face of 36-40Billions robbed— paid by Nawaz Sharif in secret for his release, also confirms the customary shady-dealings of the deep-state} Bajwa’s extension dashed all hopes of ending corruption, injustice and Pakistan’s economic well-being, forever. To understand fully, one may also delve into the obliquities of Gen. Parvez Musharraf, (Saudi King awarded him with 10 Mil $ gratuitous Baksheesh) Gen. Ashfaq Parvez Kayani (reportedly, bought an island ) and Gen. Raheel Sharif (awarded with a prized posting in Saudi Arabia, reportedly, for exculpating Maryam Nawaz from infamous “Dawn-Leak”).

Pakistan has been, put back on its old trajectory of “All-elite’s-shared-corruption” resulting in misery, poverty and destitution, for this is the only way military can hold-on to and manage its turf. The Military, under any circumstance, cannot and would not even entertain an idea of “Pakistani Erdogan” It looks like doltish PM Imran Khan is oblivious of even any strain of such thinking! He is still busy, praising Gen. Bajwa, beating the drum of accountability while some of them (untouchable) criminals are surrounding him while the others are roaming around freely (indemnified by the establishment) and politicking as usual. Entrenched interests of the Pakistani deep-state have necessitated Pakistan’s economy to be handed over to IMF, which might prove to be a huge set back to the most publicized “CPEC”! Lavish doling out of funds by IMF, World Bank, ADB coupled with plans of billions of dollars of investment by Beduin-Pentagon, despite oil market crash, is a visible enough sign to prove the point!

Any temporary betterment in Pakistani economic scenario would not benefit doltish Imran Khan; for which his inexperience, his indecisiveness and his dependence on the group of (managed/planted) cronies around him, has already predatorily been used to discredit his government. If somehow, it is felt that he may become unmanageable or indispensable [Erdogan-ilk], he would be immediately removed. For now, his stature and celebrity status is being used as a showboat for a softer-civilian image of Pakistan, to win on regional and international diplomatic fronts. He, nevertheless, is under the Damocles’ sword, and can be dispensed with at the spur of the moment!

WHAT PAKISTAN’S ARMY SOW, WATERED AND FERTILIZED FOR SEVEN DECADES, IS THE CROP–of corrupt politician–PAKISTANIS ARE REAPING NOW!      NOW, ONE OF THEM IS BITING THEM BACK. As per Arabic saying:       “Fatten your dog to eat you”

Military in Pakistan is untouchable and poised to remain so for a long time to come, with an undeclared proscription for an Erdogan to ever let borne in Pakistan. 

A miracle, however, will always be the hope for Pakistan and Pakistanis! InshaAllah.

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