Israel, a Destination Hotspot For Women Trafficking

By the start of the new century Israel gained a reputation as a destination hotspot for sex trafficking. At its peak time from beginning of 1990s to early 2000s an approximate number of 3,000 women were trafficked every year.

Death of a facebook Addict

It was time to die. But I was so unwilling to go. The Angel of Death(P.B.U.H) came to me: .

The Journey to The Light

As I am getting ready for a pilgrimage to the holy city of Karbala, where the shrine of the grandson of the Holy prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family, is located, I thought of translating this great piece by Shahid Morteza Avini. Any inadequacy in the text comes from me and not the writer. .

Crown or Saddle?

When the horse riders want to buy a mare, they make it run around and show herself off. The mare's reins are in the hand of a man who makes her walk around in a way which shows her beauty and power to run in the best way possible. Poor animal has no idea all she gets in return is just food and a place to rest, while the money goes for the man....

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Last Words of A Hero to His Sons

[ When Abd al-Rahman bin Muljam wounded Imam Ali (a) who was then offering the morning prayers in the Mosque of Kufa, Imam Ali (a) advised Imam Hasan (a) and Imam Husayn (a) in the following words. ]


I advise you to fear Allah, do not go after this vicious world though it may try to entice you, do not seek it though it may seek you and do not grieve over and pine for things which this world refuses you. Let the eternal Reward and Blessings of Allah be the prompting factors for all that you say and do. Be an enemy of tyrants and oppressors and be a friend and helper of those who are oppressed and tyrannized.

To you, to my other children, to my relatives and to all who acquire this will of mine, I advise to fear Allah and to be pious, to have fair and honest dealings with one another and improve mutual relations because I have heard your grandfather, the Holy Prophet (s) saying, "To remove mutual enmity, ill-feeling and hatred is better than recommended prayers and fasting".

Fear Allah when the question of helpless orphans arises. You should never let them starve. So long as you are there to guard and protect them they should not be ruined or lost. The Holy Prophet (s) had always advised, cautioned and reminded us of this responsibility, so much so that we often thought that the Prophet of Allah (s) might on the next occasion assign them a share from our heritage.

Fear Allah in respect of the Holy Qur'an, lest others should excel and surpass you in following its tenets and in acting according to its orders. Fear Allah so far as prayers are concerned because prayers are pillars of your faith. Fear Allah in the matter of His Holy House (Kaa'ba). Let it not be deserted because if it is deserted, you (the Muslims) will be lost.

Do not forget Allah, struggle in His cause with your tongue, with your wealth and with your lives.

Develop mutual liking, friendship and love and help one another. Take care that you do not spurn and treat one another badly and unsympathetically.

Exhort people to do good and abstain them from evil, otherwise the vicious and the wicked will be your overlord and if you willingly allow such persons to be your rulers then your prayers will not be heard by Allah.

O' sons of Abdul Muttalib! Let there be no retaliation for the act of my murder, do not roam about with a drawn sword and with the slogan: "Amir al-Mu'minin is killed", and do not start the massacre of my opponents and enemies.

See to it that only one man, that is my assassin, is killed, as the punishment of the crime of murder is death and nobody else is molested. The punishment to the man who attempted the murder shall take place only when I die of the wound delivered by him and this punishment shall be only one stroke of sword to end his life. He should not be tortured before his death, his hands and feet should not be amputated because I have heard the Holy Prophet (s) saying: "Do not amputate hands and feet of anybody, be it a biting dog".

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Crown or Saddle?

When the horse riders want to buy a mare, they make it run around and show herself off. The mare's reins are in the hand of a man who makes her walk around in a way which shows her beauty and power to run in the best way possible. Poor animal has no idea all she gets in return is just food and a place to rest, while the money goes for the man...

It is not only horses who are traded so. A young woman's value and personality is not more. When selecting Miss Universe, a woman is walked around in nightgowns and swimsuits and her reins are in the hands of beauty traders and businessmen who earn much more than merely a fame which won't last long.

These new goods have just missed a price tag, not that they are priceless but that they are too cheap to be given a price; for all that matters is the way they look or walk, what's in the head and heart does not count.

Although this is the nature of a man-horse relationship, it is by no means the nature of man-woman relationship.

The Choreographer (along with the organizers of the event) is basically the woman-rider, doing his best to impress the audience. I wonder why they don't get an "On-sale" banner instead of miss-anywhere one.

Ladies and Ladies!!May I have your attention please:

Based on Women's Human Rights defined by UN. Miss universe Organization is violating women's right :

Defining Gender-based Abuse

The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women is the first international human rights instrument to exclusively and explicitly address the issue of violence against women. It affirms that the phenomenon violates, impairs or nullifies women's human rights and their exercise of fundamental freedoms.

Physical, sexual and psychological violence that occurs within the general community, including rape; sexual abuse; sexual harassment and intimidation at work, in educational institutions and elsewhere; trafficking in women; and forced prostitution;

Where are the Human Rights Watch organizations?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Shahid Hemmat's desire of martyrdom


Narrated by Ali-Akbar Hemmat, The father of Shahid Ebrahim

" I asked God, In Mecca, under the Gold Drain Pipe by the Kaaba, not to be captured as a detainee nor to be injured, I asked for only martyrdom." Said Ebrahim. His mother was impatient and would say: "Mama!what are you saying?why do you worry us?"
he would reply: " No Mother, death is the truth and we should all leave this world one day.".His words were still in my mind.

The other day Waliullah came to me and said:"Did you listen to the news in the afternoon?"

-"No, What's happened?" I asked.

-"Do you have any news from Ebrahim?"he asked.

-"No" I replied, "why are you asking?"
"They say he's been injured!" said he.
As he said "injured" , I knew he's been martyred. His words were still in my mind and I knew for the great sincerity he had, God would make his wish come true.

I went home and shared the news. His mother said broke into tears and said: "God gave him to us and He is taking him back after 29 years.'

-"Inna lillah wa inna elaihi raji'oon" (we are from Allah, and to Him we shall return) we all replied.

Allah bestowed decent children upon us, they are our pride and joy and we always thank Him for this great blessing.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Who is better than you?


((Allah)) said: "What prevented thee from bowing down when I commanded thee?" He said: "I am better than he: Thou didst create me from fire, and him from clay."
((Allah)) said: "Get thee down from this: it is not for thee to be arrogant here: get out, for thou art of the meanest (of creatures)." Quran Al-Araf 12/13

'Self-importance withheld him and vice overcame him. So that he took pride in his own creation with fire and treated contemptuously the creation of clay. So Allah allowed him time in order to let him fully deserve His wrath, and to complete (man's) test and to fulfil the promise (He had made to Satan). " Hazrat Ali (a.s) Nahj al-Balaghah Sermon 1

"You should take a lesson from what Allah did with Satan; namely He nullified his great acts and extensive efforts on account of the vanity of one moment, although Satan had worshipped Allah for six thousand years - whether by the reckoning of this world or of the next world is not known. Who now can remain safe from Allah after Satan by committing a similar disobedience? None at all. Allah, the Glorified, cannot let a human being enter Paradise if he does the same thing for which Allah turned out from it an angel. His command for the inhabitants in the sky and of the earth is the same. There is no friendship between Allah and any individual out of His creation so as to give him license for an undesirable thing which He has held unlawful for all the worlds."
Nahj Al-Balaghah sermon 192

How often do you turn into a Satan by thinking you are better than others, no matter what excuse you make for it? it the skin color, the race, homeland, language, education, properties,talents, abilities, etc.Which of them could you gain on yourself?which did you choose to have?

The more you have the greater is the burden on your shoulders, the more serious are the responsibilites.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Biginning


And praise belongs to God who appointed among those roads His month,
the month of Ramadan,
the month of fasting,
the month of submission,
the month of purity,
the month of putting to test,
the month of standing in prayer,
in which the Qur'an was sent down as guidance to the people,
and as clear signs of the Guidance and the Separator!175

He clarified its excellence over other months
by the many sacred things and well-known excellencies
which He placed therein,
for He made unlawful in it what He declared lawful in others
to magnify it,
He prohibited foods and drinks in it
to honour it,
and He appointed for it a clear time which He
(majestic and mighty is He)
allows not to be set forward
and accepts not to be placed behind.

"Sahifa sajjadiya. Supplication 44"

I start this weblog in the name of the most beneficient the most merciful on the First day of the Holy month of Ramadan 2010. May this turn into a platform where the flag of Truth is waved and where knowledge can be obtained, where ignorance can be sacrified and where pure intentions can grow.