The aborigine of South Australia calls their God “Atnatu” because some philosopher, poet or prophet had programmed them, that their father in Heaven is absolutely free from all needs; He is independent; He needs no food nor drink. This quality, in his primitive, un-inhibited language, he conversely named ATNATU, which literally meant “the One without an anus-the One without any flaw” i.e. the One from whom no impurity flows or emanates. Writes Late Ahmad Deedat [Allah may bless him], in his book, “What is his name”, said, Among all the 155 tantalizing names of God in the various tongues, the one that tickled me most was “ATNATU”.
What is so special about ATNATU?
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International Women’s Day is an incredibly important date, which should act as a reminder that we must live its values on every other day of the year. This year, more than ever, men have a responsibility to take part in the conversation, and have a responsibility to do what they can to further women’s rights. It is not women’s responsibility alone.
I am often asked about women’s role in Islam. The reality is that women are an integral part of both Islam and Britain alike. The Qu’ran regards men and women as equals in the sight of God. It’s time, then, that we champion the success of Muslim women such as Malala Yousafzai, Mishal Husain and Nadiya Hussain, who are throwing a positive spotlight on the contribution that Muslim women make to British society and who give young girls up and down the country and around the world someone to look up to.
Islam grants women, as it does men, fundamental rights to life, property, and opinion, and has done so for more than 14 centuries. However, it cannot be denied that despite this, they’ve had to fight for equality every step of the way. Men have sought control over their finances, opinions and fundamental rights to life, but “Time’s Up” on those controls; it’s time for a cultural shift…….
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Recently some prominent talk-show hosts, Sean Hannity among them, have been referring to certain verses in the Quran that appear to call for Muslims to kill non-Muslims. These verses have too often been quoted with what appears to be a willful disregard for the context in which they occur, thus inflaming the emotions of listeners, perpetuating grave misunderstandings, and contributing to the potential for violence on all sides.
Though we may not be able to influence those who are hell-bent on hatred, an explanation is owed to all reasonable people who are interested in the truth of the matter and are not looking to create enemies. The vast majority of Muslims deserve to be seen as allies in a common quest for social justice and human dignity — assuming, of course, that we as Americans have the same goals in mind.
A careful and unbiased study of these and other verses, in their proper context, will reveal that the exhortations to fight “idolaters” and “unbelievers” are specific in nature and are not general injunctions for the murder of all those who refuse to accept Islam as their way of life.
Among the most often cited verses is this one: “Kill the idolaters wherever you find them, and capture them, and blockade them, and watch for them at every lookout…” (Quran 9:5)….. Keep reading .. via Does the Quran Really Sanction Violence Against ‘Unbelievers’? | HuffPost
You know things are bad in your country when the former grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan praises the president of the United States for retweeting misleading videos about Muslims, peddled by a right-wing hate group from England whose leader was convicted of a hate crime last year.
But that is exactly where we find ourselves.
President Trump’s latest Twitter controversy revolved around him sharing three murky videos purporting to show violent acts by Muslims.>>>>>>>>>
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