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Peace everyone,

I would like to present a groundbreaking Arabic book entitled "Peacemaking from the Quran" demonstrates the meaning of peacemaking (islam) as well as concepts such as "salat", "masjid", "hagg", "ramadan", etc. The book is based in part on many of the valuable discusssions that took place right here on the Free-minds forum.

The complete book can now be downloaded from the following site:

www.quran4peace.org

I have also started working on an English version. I will let everyone know once it is completed.

Peace and best wishes,

Ayman

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Submitters / Code 19 / Hadith inspired Khalifa's messengership
« on: April 21, 2010, 10:42:53 PM »
Peace everyone,

I noticed this post by Edip in another thread in the General Issues section and I thought an appropriate reply belonged in this section of the forum:

Obsession with superficial (and false) historic details about the prophets such as how they looked and what they wore, etc. is the typical Sunni attitude (also was the attitude of Dr. Khalifa as evidenced by his dream). Ayman

Ayman:

Your allergy, your ignorance and arrogance, which are in continual competition with each other, against "one of the greatest" signs leads you to take every opportunity to smear a brave monotheist. Rashad was never obsessed about such frivolous details and his books and speeches out there as witnesses. He was critical of these obsessions long before you woke up. If I share my dream with someone and describe what I saw in my dream with some details, if that makes me obsessed, then you are hundred times obsessed with Rashad Khalifa.

Don't you have a sense of decency?

Peace,
Edip

Here is the Hadith that Khalifa shamelessly plagiarized his alleged "messengership" dream from:

قال ابن إسحاق ‏‏:‏‏ وزعم الزهرى عن سعيد بن المسيب أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وصف لأصحابه إبراهيم وموسى وعيسى حين رآهم في تلك الليلة ، فقال ‏‏:‏‏ أما إبراهيم ، فلم أر رجلا أشبه قط بصاحبكم ، ولا صاحبكم أشبه به منه ؛ وأما موسى ، فرجل آدم طويل ضرب جعد أقنى كأنه من رجال شنوءة ؛ وأما عيسى بن مريم ، فرجل أحمر ، بين القصير والطويل ، سبط الشعر ، كثير خِيلان الوجه ، كأنه خرج من ديماس ، تخال رأسه يقطر ماء ، وليس به ماء ، أشبه رجالكم به عروة بن مسعود الثقفي ‏‏

Here is a translation of the part of the Hadith that inspired Khalifa in case you can?t read Arabic:

As for Abraham, I have never seen a man who looks more like me and I look more like him.

Edip, I am sure that any rational person not blinded by his emotions would agree that such delusional lies would be unacceptable from an average half-decent person, let alone a messenger. Disregarding truth and common sense for the sake of an adored person?s obvious delusions and lies is the behavior of idolaters. If you still believe that Khalifa was a messenger then you surely idolize him just like those thickheaded folks at submission.org that you like to think you are better than them. If there is any sense of decency or just plain sense left in you, then start telling the complete truth that only you and the few who helped Khalifa know, as I begged of you many times.

Peace,

Ayman

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Peace everyone,

I thought it would be beneficial for those who are learning Arabic or already know Arabic to post an article on "salat" in Arabic. This article simply rephrases my view on this subject in Arabic. For those who are bilingual, I would be interested to know from them if the case for what "salat" really means is more compelling when presented in Arabic.

كيفية الصلاة من القرآن

الإجابة المنطقية على سؤال عن كيفية أداء أي عمل يجب أن تأخذ في الإعتبار الهدف من هذا العمل و النتيجة المتوقعة منه. كذلك الحال بالنسبة للصلاة. و لذلك أي بحث عن الصلاة من القران يجب أن يبدأ بالأسئلة التالية

١- ما هو الهدف من الصلاة؟
٢- ما هي النتيجة المتوقعة حين نصل إلى هذا الهدف؟


و بناءً على ذلك نستطيع أن نقيس علمياً كل ما يقال عن الصلاة. مثلاً إذا كانت طريقة معينة لا تؤدي إلى الهدف و لا نصل بها إلى النتيجة المتوقعة إذاً فهذه الطريقة غير مجدية و ليست طريقة الصلاة الحقيقية

١- الهدف كما يقول الله بكل وضوح هو

انني انا الله لا اله الا انا فاعبدني واقم الصلاة لذكري

٢- أما نتيجة الصلاة المتوقعة حين نذكر الله فهو أيضاً يذكرنا

فاذكروني أَذكركم واشكروا لي ولا تكفرون

و لذلك كما يصلي المؤمنون هو أيضاً يصلي عليهم

هو الذي يصلي عليكم وملائكته ليخرجكم من الظلمات الي النور وكان بالمؤمنين رحيما

و النتيجة تكون الخروج من ظلمات الجهل و الباطل و الكفر إلى نور العلم و الحق و الإيمان

و الصلاة توصل إلى السجود

واذا كنت فيهم فاقمت لهم الصلاة فلتقم طائفة منهم معك ولياخذوا اسلحتهم فاذا سجدوا فليكونوا من ورائكم ولتات طائفة اخري لم يصلوا فليصلوا معك

و السجود الحقيقي لا يكون فقط شكلياً و سطحياً و لكن هو في الأساس طاعة الله سبحانه و تعالى. و من يسجد و لا يطيع الله فسجوده ليس حقيقياً. و لذلك فالصلاة الحقيقية تنهى عن الفحشاء و المنكر

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَى عَنِ الْفَحْشَاء وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ

إذاً السؤال هو هل صلاتك تؤدي إلى خروجك من الظلمات إلى النور و تنهاك عن الفحشاء و المنكر و بالتالي تطيع الله؟ هذا هو المعيار الأساسي

تعال نطبق هذا المعيار على ما يفعله الأغلبية الآن. من الواقع العملي يمكن أن نرى أنه بالنسبة لأغلب الناس أصبح التركيز ليس على ذكر الله و لكن على جمع النقاط. و بسبب التركيز على جمع النقاط أصبحت الصلاة مبنية على التكرار الميكانيكي بدون تفكير و جرت العادة على قراءة أقصر سورة ممكنة علشان الواحد يخلص. و لذلك لا يستغرب أحد حين تجد أغلب الناس يذهبون للصلاة ثم متى تنتهي و خرجوا من الجامع يعودون إلى فعل المنكر. بل في أكثر من مرة رأيت بعيني خناقات و سمعت سباب داخل الجامع

كما رأينا فالأغلبية تتفق على أن الهدف من الصلاة هو جمع النقاط بل و تدعي أن عدد نقاط "صلاة الجماعة" مثلاً ٢٧ مرة عدد نقاط "الصلاة العادية" و أشياء أخرى كثيرا تلهي عن الهدف الحقيقي و بالتالي تلهي عن الصلاة الحقيقية. فهنا نرى من الواقع العملي أن تواتر الأغلبية على شيء لا يعني أنه صحيح. مثلاً زمان كان هناك تواتر أن الأرض مسطحة و ليست كروية. و فكرة التواتر هي مغالطة منطقية . و الله سبحانه و تعالى يحذرنا مراراً من مغبة الانسياق وراء تواتر الأغلبية

وَإِن تُطِعْ أَكْثَرَ مَن فِي الأَرْضِ يُضِلُّوكَ عَن سَبِيلِ اللّهِ إِن يَتَّبِعُونَ إِلاَّ الظَّنَّ وَإِنْ هُمْ إِلاَّ يَخْرُصُونَ ٦:١١٦

وَمَا يَتَّبِعُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ إِلاَّ ظَنًّا إَنَّ الظَّنَّ لاَ يُغْنِي مِنَ الْحَقِّ شَيْئًا إِنَّ اللّهَ عَلَيمٌ بِمَا يَفْعَلُونَ ١٠:٣٦


و حتى أغلب المؤمنين بالله متواترون على الشرك

وَمَا يُؤْمِنُ أَكْثَرُهُمْ بِاللّهِ إِلاَّ وَهُم مُّشْرِكُونَ ١٢:١٠٦

و لذلك فمن المستغرب أن هناك من يستنجد بقشة التواتر ثم يدعي بعد ذلك العقل و المنطق و المعرفة بالقرآن. هذا الاستنجاد اليائس انما يدل على فقدان الأمل من فهم الصلاة من القرآن المبين

أَفَلَا يَتَدَبَّرُونَ الْقُرْآنَ أَمْ عَلَى قُلُوبٍ أَقْفَالُهَا

و الأغلبية عندهم تناقض و تخبط واضح بالنسبة لفهمهم للصلاة. مثلاً من ناحية يدعون أن الصلاة تعني أداء طقوس معينة خمس مرات في اليوم و من ناحية أخرى يدعون أنها تكرار "اللهم صلي عليه" كلما ذكر إسم النبي إستناداً إلى الآية التالية

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا صَلُّوا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوا تَسْلِيمًا

من الواضح من الآية الكريمة أن الذين آمنوا مأمورون بفعل نفس الشيء الذي يفعله الله و ملائكته تمامًا. فهل الله و ملائكته يكررون "اللهم صلي عليه" كلما ذكر إسم النبي أو هل الله و ملائكته يؤدون طقوس معينة خمس مرات في اليوم على النبي؟! بالطبع لا! و يؤكد ذلك أن الرسول أيضاً مأمور بالصلاة على المؤمنين

خُذْ مِنْ أَمْوَالِهِمْ صَدَقَةً تُطَهِّرُهُمْ وَتُزَكِّيهِم بِهَا وَصَلِّ عَلَيْهِمْ إِنَّ صَلاَتَكَ سَكَنٌ لَّهُمْ وَاللّهُ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ ٩:١٠٣

هل النبي كان يكرر "اللهم صلي على فلان" كلما ذكر إسم فلان؟! بالطبع لا! في الواقع إن الله و ملائكته يصلون على المؤمنين كما يصلون على النبي

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ ذِكْرًا كَثِيرًا
وَسَبِّحُوهُ بُكْرَةً وَأَصِيلًا
هُوَ الَّذِي يُصَلِّي عَلَيْكُمْ وَمَلَائِكَتُهُ لِيُخْرِجَكُم مِّنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ وَكَانَ بِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَحِيمًا


و كما نرى بوضوح من الآيات البينات أن نتيجة الصلاة أو أثرها هو إخراج المؤمنين من الظلمات إلى النور. نفس هذا الأثر حرفياً نراه في سورة الطلاق ١٠-١١

أَعَدَّ اللَّهُ لَهُمْ عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا فَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ يَا أُوْلِي الْأَلْبَابِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قَدْ أَنزَلَ اللَّهُ إِلَيْكُمْ ذِكْرًا
رَّسُولًا يَتْلُو عَلَيْكُمْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ مُبَيِّنَاتٍ لِّيُخْرِجَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ وَمَن يُؤْمِن بِاللَّهِ وَيَعْمَلْ صَالِحًا يُدْخِلْهُ جَنَّاتٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهَا الْأَنْهَارُ خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا أَبَدًا قَدْ أَحْسَنَ اللَّهُ لَهُ رِزْقًا


و لذلك حين نتحدث عن كيفية الصلاة فنحن في الواقع نتحدث عن كيفية تلاوة آيات الله. إذاً فهذه هي كيفية الصلاة بكل وضوح و تفصيل

١. يجب ان نتلو آيات الله بصوت معتدل لا في السر و لا بالزعيق

وَلاَ تَجْهَرْ بِصَلاَتِكَ وَلاَ تُخَافِتْ بِهَا وَابْتَغِ بَيْنَ ذَلِكَ سَبِيلاً

٢. يجب أن ننتبه و نستمع جيداً حين نصلي

وَإِذَا قُرِىءَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُواْ لَهُ وَأَنصِتُواْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ

وَإِذْ صَرَفْنَا إِلَيْكَ نَفَرًا مِّنَ الْجِنِّ يَسْتَمِعُونَ الْقُرْآنَ فَلَمَّا حَضَرُوهُ قَالُوا أَنصِتُوا فَلَمَّا قُضِيَ وَلَّوْا إِلَى قَوْمِهِم مُّنذِرِينَ

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِذَا نُودِي لِلصَّلَاةِ مِن يَوْمِ الْجُمُعَةِ فَاسْعَوْا إِلَى ذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَذَرُوا الْبَيْعَ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ إِن كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ
فَإِذَا قُضِيَتِ الصَّلَاةُ فَانتَشِرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَابْتَغُوا مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ وَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ


فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْمُصَلِّينَ
الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَن صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ


٣. اوقات الصلاة

كما رأينا فالصلاة الحقيقية أساسها تلاوة القران . و لذلك فإن من المنطقي ان تكون اوقات الصلاة هي الاوقات المثلى لتلاوة القران. و بالفطرة نحن جميعا نعلم ان أفضل الاوقات لتلاوة ايات الله هي حين نبدأ يومنا و حين ننهيه. و هذا ما يؤكده القرآن حين ذكر صلاتين بالإسم و هما صلاة الفجر و صلاة العشاء

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لِيَسْتَأْذِنكُمُ الَّذِينَ مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ لَمْ يَبْلُغُوا الْحُلُمَ مِنكُمْ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ مِن قَبْلِ صَلَاةِ الْفَجْرِ وَحِينَ تَضَعُونَ ثِيَابَكُم مِّنَ الظَّهِيرَةِ وَمِن بَعْدِ صَلَاةِ الْعِشَاء ثَلَاثُ عَوْرَاتٍ لَّكُمْ لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَا عَلَيْهِمْ جُنَاحٌ بَعْدَهُنَّ طَوَّافُونَ عَلَيْكُم بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَى بَعْضٍ كَذَلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ اللَّهُ لَكُمُ الْآيَاتِ وَاللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ

و الواضح من الآية الكريمة (٢٤:٥٨) أن صلاة الفجر و صلاة العشاء يقيمهما الشخص في بيته مع أفراد أسرته. و كلمة الظَّهِيرَةِ لا تعني وقت الظهر و لكن تعني الظهور أي الخروج من البيت. و من الطبيعي أن يغير الناس ملابسهم قبل الخروج من البيت و بعد الرجوع من خارج البيت. و من المؤكد أن الله سبحانه و تعالى لا يحث الذين امنوا على ان يأخذوا تعسيلة وقت الظهر

و الآية التالية (١٧:٧٨) تؤكد التوقيتين المثاليين للصلاة

أَقِمِ الصَّلاَةَ لِدُلُوكِ الشَّمْسِ إِلَى غَسَقِ اللَّيْلِ وَقُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ إِنَّ قُرْآنَ الْفَجْرِ كَانَ مَشْهُودًا

الآية تقول بكل وضوح أن دلوك الشمس إلى غسق الليل أول وقت و الفجر هو الوقت الثاني. و دلوك الشمس يعني حين تدلك من الأفق وقت الغروب و "إِلَى غَسَقِ اللَّيْلِ" تعني إلى ظلام الليل التام. اذًا وقت العشاء هو من الغروب إلى الظلام التام . و وقتا الصلاة تؤكدهما الآية التالية (١١:١١٤)

وَأَقِمِ الصَّلاَةَ طَرَفَيِ النَّهَارِ وَزُلَفًا مِّنَ اللَّيْلِ إِنَّ الْحَسَنَاتِ يُذْهِبْنَ السَّـيِّئَاتِ ذَلِكَ ذِكْرَى لِلذَّاكِرِينَ

هنا الآية تشير بوضوح إلى طَرَفَيِ النَّهَارِ و هما الفجر و الغروب و زلفة من الليل و هو الجزء القريب من الليل بين الغروب و ظلام الليل التام. اذًا بمعنى آخر تشير الآية إلى "الفجر" و "دلوك الشمس إلى غسق الليل". بهذا الفهم الصحيح نجد بكل وضوح أن الآيتين ١٧:٧٨ و ١١:١١٤ تتفقان تماما

ماذا عن الصلاة الوسطى؟ في الواقع أن كلمة الوسطى في القرآن لا تعني وجود صلاة ثالثة في الوسط. إذا فحصنا كل الآيات التي تتحدث عن شيء وسط سنجد أنها تشير إلى الشيء الأفضل أو الشيء الرزين

لاَ يُؤَاخِذُكُمُ اللّهُ بِاللَّغْوِ فِي أَيْمَانِكُمْ وَلَـكِن يُؤَاخِذُكُم بِمَا عَقَّدتُّمُ الأَيْمَانَ فَكَفَّارَتُهُ إِطْعَامُ عَشَرَةِ مَسَاكِينَ مِنْ أَوْسَطِ مَا تُطْعِمُونَ أَهْلِيكُمْ

هنا الآية تشير إلى أفضل ما نطعم أهلنا و ليس بقايا الطعام

قَالَ أَوْسَطُهُمْ أَلَمْ أَقُل لَّكُمْ لَوْلَا تُسَبِّحُونَ

هنا أيضًا أوسطهم هو أفضلهم و أكثرهم رزانة و حكمة

وَكَذَلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُواْ شُهَدَاء عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا وَمَا جَعَلْنَا الْقِبْلَةَ الَّتِي كُنتَ عَلَيْهَا إِلاَّ لِنَعْلَمَ مَن يَتَّبِعُ الرَّسُولَ مِمَّن يَنقَلِبُ عَلَى عَقِبَيْهِ وَإِن كَانَتْ لَكَبِيرَةً إِلاَّ عَلَى الَّذِينَ هَدَى اللّهُ وَمَا كَانَ اللّهُ لِيُضِيعَ إِيمَانَكُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ بِالنَّاسِ لَرَؤُوفٌ رَّحِيمٌ

هنا نرى أن أمة وسط تعني أمة أكثر خيراً و رزانة. و هذا يتفق تماما مع الآية التالية

كُنتُمْ خَيْرَ أُمَّةٍ أُخْرِجَتْ لِلنَّاسِ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَرِ وَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللّهِ وَلَوْ آمَنَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ لَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَّهُم مِّنْهُمُ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَأَكْثَرُهُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

إذًا فالصلاة الوسطى هي صفة خير و أفضل صلاة و ليست وقت ثالث للصلاة

٤. صلاة الجمعة

كما رأينا فأوقات الصلاة الأساسية هي أفضل أوقات للتذكر حين نبدأ يومنا بعقل متفتح و حين ننهي يومنا بعد عناء العمل و السعي في سبيل الله. بالإضافة إلى تلك الاوقات الأساسية فبطبيعة الحال حين يجتمع الناس هذه فرصة طيبة لتذكير أكبر عدد منهم. و الصلاة وقت اجتماع الناس تسمي صلاة الجمعة. و بعكس ما يظنه أغلب الناس لم يكن يوم الجمعة اسم يوم من أيام الاسبوع عند العرب و لكنه صفة تعني اليوم أو الوقت الذي يجتمع فيه الناس

فيوم الجمعة ليس يوم محدد في الاسبوع و لكنه أي وقت يكون الناس فيه مجتمعين مثل يوم السوق أو للتجهيز للحرب أو في جنازة أو حتى ماتش كورة في الإستاد مثلا. في مثل هذه المواقف يجب ان نبدأ بالصلاة لتذكير الناس. فالصلاة هي مثل السلام الوطني للمؤمنين

هذا هو المعنى اللغوي الحقيقي ليوم الجمعة. أما ما ورد من معتقدات بخصوص أي يوم من أيام الأسبوع مثلًا أن يوم الجمعة خلق فيه‏ ‏آدم وفيه تقوم الساعة إلى آخره من البدع التي تعج بها الروايات

http://hadith.al-islam.com/Display/Display.asp?hnum=1413&doc=3

في الواقع تلك البدع هي مجرد سفاهات ناتجة عن جهل بأن الأسبوع لم يكن دائماً سبعة أيام في الماضي و لكن مثلًا أيام القدماء المصريين كان عشرة أيام. وكانت وحدة تقسيم الايام تحدد بعدد الايام بين يوم السوق و يوم السوق الذي يليه. و لذلك كان الأسبوع يتراوح في العادة ما بين أربعة أيام و بين عشرين يوما و هذا يعطي فرصة للزراع و الصناع لتجديد مخزون سلعهم

و تقسيم الأسبوع إلى وحدة مكونة من سبعة أيام بدأ باليهود لأنهم يعتقدون أن الله استراح في اليوم السابع (سبحان الله عما يصفون) و أيضًا بالرومان الوثنيين الذين كانوا يقدسون خمسة كواكب و الشمس و القمر و لذلك سموا الأيام بها.

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For anyone planning on visiting Mecca, apparently the Saudi religious police (known as the Mutawa'een) can arrest anyone for anything they wish even if not committed on Saudi soil and sentence them to be beheaded:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/meast/03/19/saudi.arabia.sorcery/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn

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Pilgrimage (Hajj) / What does the word "tafath" تفث in 22:29 mean?
« on: December 03, 2009, 12:14:32 PM »
Peace everyone,

A key word in the discussion about "haj"/feast is تفث (tafath) in 22:29:


ثُمَّ لْيَقْضُوا تَفَثَهُمْ وَلْيُوفُوا نُذُورَهُمْ وَلْيَطَّوَّفُوا بِالْبَيْتِ الْعَتِيقِ


Yousuf Ali:
"Then let them complete the rites prescribed for them, perform their vows, and (again) circumambulate the Ancient House."


Translators have translated it as "complete the rites" but most interpreters have interpreted it as the opposite, which is not being bound by the rites anymore and being able to cut the hair and everything else that was forbidden while performing the rites. So we see clear confusion and complete loss on this.

This is what Lisan Al-Arab says about the word تفث

 لا يَعْرِفُ أَهلُ اللغة التَّفَثَ إِلاَّ من التفسير.


What Lisan Al-Arab is saying is that the meaning is not known by the people of the language except from interpretations. So it seems that no one really knows what it means. Has anyone thought about this word and can tell us what it could mean?

If no one knows, then from my prior experience with words in the great reading that are not very well known or grossly misinterpereted, most of them seem to have originated in a Southern Arabian dialect such as Sabaic. Does anyone know what this word means in Sabaic, if it exists there?

Peace,

Ayman

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Submitters / Code 19 / Khalifa's APPENDIX 1 - ADDENDUM
« on: September 10, 2009, 05:25:39 PM »
Appendix 1 - Addendum
of Khalifa?s Even More Authorized English Translation

As we saw in Khalifa?s Appendix 24 Addendum ( http://free-minds.org/forum/index.php?topic=9598414.msg203595#msg203595 ), some of the trials that Khalifa conducted and deliberately hid were revealed. Like all numerology, one can easily figure out the hidden failed trials by the way the numerologist changes the methods that he used. Every change of method was a result of trying previous methods and not getting the preconceived result the numerologist is fixated on (in the case of Code 19, a 19 divisible). As I was compiling Appendix 24 Addendum, one of the things that struck me was Khalifa?s unbridled single-minded determination. As he attempted more trials, his failed trials certainly kept on multiplying at a higher rate. Despite his hundreds (most likely thousands) of failed trials, he put his head in the sand and kept on pressing to find more and more 19 divisibles. In the case of Appendix 24, he must have felt that since this is the basis for deleting 9:128-129, he needed to provide as many 19 divisibles as he could. One thing that is immediately apparent from Appendix 24 is that he was expecting it to be scrutinized more carefully by his target audience. So except for his obvious deception about the number of verses and the sum of verse numbers from 3:81 to 9:127 in which he cunningly started his count from 3:82 one time and from 3:81 the other, his calculations were pretty accurate.

In Appendix 1 we get a little bit of a different picture. Most of the numerology in the Appendix was probably done prior to the rift with sectarians over 9:128-129 and Khalifa?s claim of being a messenger. So unlike the generally careful accuracy of Appendix 24, there are many blatant shameless deceptions in Appendix 1 that are easily spotted. It seems that Khalifa didn?t expect anyone to verify very closely his points since at the time sectarians were fully on board with the mathematical miracle story and as with anyone who has weak beliefs they needed a ?miracle? and were predisposed to blindly believe it.

Working so closely with Khalifa?s two main Appendices (probably more closely than the vast majority of his followers ever did), provided a glimpse into Khalifa?s personality and his precarious combination of fanatical determination and an ?ends justify the means? attitude that borders on psychotic. It was a peek into the dark corners of humanity and the precipitous slope paved with good intentions and delusions that self-righteous fabricators and pious fraudsters slide into. Those are undoubtedly the same traits of all pious religious liars throughout the ages, including those that created the hundreds of thousands of religious fabrications that constituted the largest body of lies known to humanity, the Hadiths (Note: This is a fact reported by the Hadiths collectors themselves).

THE SIMPLE FACTS

1.   The first verse (1:1), known as "Basmalah," consists of 4 words.

2.   The Quran consists of 114 suras, and the total number of letters in the Quran is not a multiple of 19.

3.   The Quran consists of 114 suras, and the total number of words in the Quran is not a multiple of 19.

4.   The total number of verses in the Khalifa?s translation is 6234 = 19x328.1052632 and 6+2+3+4=15.

5.   In both unnumbered and numbered verses the Basmalah occurs 114 times, despite its conspicuous absence from Sura 9 (it occurs twice in Sura 27), and none of its words ?bism?, ?allah?, ?alrahman? or ?alrahim? occur a 19 divisible number of times.

6.   From the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27 in 27:30, there are precisely ............... 19.32258065 suras.

7.   From the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27 in 27:30, the total number of letters is not 19 divisible.

8.   From the missing Basmalah of Sura 9 to the extra Basmalah of Sura 27 in 27:30, the total number of words is not 19 divisible.

9.   It follows that the total of the sura numbers from 9 to 27 (9+10+11+12+...+26+27) is 342, or .............19 x 18. Miraculously, the total of the sura numbers from 10 to 28 (10+11+12+...+26+27+28) is 361, or .............19 x 19 (which long time students of Code 19 will recognize as a magical number that is even more miraculous than 19x18). Moreover, the total of the sura numbers from 11 to 29 (11+12+...+29) is 380, or .............19 x 20. Even more amazingly, the total of the sura numbers from 12 to 30 (12+13+...+30) is 399, or .............19 x 21. Even more and more amazingly, the total of the sura numbers from 13 to 31 (13+14+...+31) is 418, or .............19 x 22. Even more and more and more amazingly, the total of the sura numbers from 14 to 32 (14+15+...+32) is 437, or .............19 x 23. ...Ad infinitum...

10.   This total (342) is not equal to the number of words between the two Basmalahs of Sura 27. If we don?t count the words of the Bismalahs, the number of words between the two Basmalahs of Sura 27 is 354 = 19x 18.63157895! This is a remarkable phenomenon.

11.   This total (342) is not equal to the number of words between the two Basmalahs of Sura 27. If we include the words of the Bismalahs, the number of words between the two Basmalahs of Sura 27 is 362. Of course, students of the mathematical miracle know that 362 ? 1 = 361 = 19x19, oh so close!

12.   The word "God" from the missing Basmalah (Sura 9) to the extra Basmalah (Sura 27) occurs a non-19 divisible number of times.

13.   The famous first revelation (96:1-5) consists of .......20 words:

اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ
خَلَقَ الْإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ
اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ
الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ
عَلَّمَ الْإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ

Long time students of the Quranic mathematical miracle can immediately recognize that the number 20 is significant because it is so close to 19 and with a little white lie we can say that it is 19.

14.   With the Bismallah, the famous first revelation (96:1-5) consists of .......24 words.

15.   With or without the unnumbered Bismallah, the famous first revelation (96:1-5) consists of .......a non 19 divisible number of letters.

16.   This 19-worded first revelation consists of 78 letters .19 x 4.105263158 but with a little white lie we can say that it is 76 = 19x4.

17.   The first verse of the first revelation (96:1) consists of ................18 letters.

18.   Sura 96 consists of a number of Arabic letters which is not 19 divisible.

19.   Sura 96 consists of ............72 words = 19 x 3.789473684!

20.   Sura 105, 19th in the chronological sequence, doesn?t consist of..........19 verses.

21.   Since we added a Waw and spelled out N in Chapter 68 as N W N, 15 different Arabic letters, form 14 different sets of "Quranic Initials" (such as A.L.M. of 2:1), and prefix 29 suras. These numbers add up to 15+14+29 = 58 = ......19 x 3.052631579.

22.   The gematrical value of the "Quranic Initials" doesn?t add up to a 19 divisible if we add all the initials individually, with or without the extra initial Waw.

23.   The gematrical value of the "Quranic Initials" doesn?t add up to a 19 divisible if we add the sets of initials, with or without the extra initial Waw.

24.   The gematrical value of the "Quranic Initials" doesn?t add up to 19 divisibles no matter what method we use or how hard we try or how we group them, so let?s not bring that up.

25.   The total of the 29 sura numbers where the Quranic Initials occur is 2+3+7+...+50+68 = 822, and 822, or ................. 19 x 43.26315789.

26.   From the first initialed sura (Sura 2) to the last initialed sura (Sura 68) there are 29 initialed suras 19 x 1.526315789.

27.   From the first initialed sura (Sura 2) to the last initialed sura (Sura 68) there are 66 suras 19 x 3.473684211.

28.   Between the first and last initialed sura there are ....14 sets of "initialed" suras = 19 x 0.736842105.

29.   The Quran mentions 30 different numbers: 1 (occurs 61 times), 2 (occurs 15 times),? 100,000 (occurs once). The grand total of these numbers is not 19 divisible.

30.   Miraculously, the Arabic word "Quran" has a gematrical value of 351: Q (100) + R (200) + A (1) + N (50) = 351 = 19 x 18.47368421.

31.   Miraculously, the Arabic word "Al-Quran" has a gematrical value of 382: A (1) + L (30) + Q (100) + R (200) + A (1) + N (50) = 382 = 19 x 20.10526316.

THE QURANIC INITIAL "Q" (Qaaf)

The Quran is described in Sura "Q" as "almajid" (the glorious), and the Arabic word "almajid" has a gematrical value of 88: A (1) + L (30) + M (40) + J (3) + I (10) + D (4) = 88 = 19 x 4.631578947.

The gematrical value of the letter Q is 100 = 19 x 5.263157895

"The Quran" is mentioned in the Quran 50 times = 19 x 2.631578947. If we include ?the Quran? and ?Quran? then the total is 68 = 19 x 3.578947368. If we include all the noun forms then the total is 71 times = 19 x 3.736842105. Remember that the ends justify the means and since we are trying to make people believe in the Quran?s mathematical miracle then our ends are noble so let?s make another white lie and say that it occurs 57 times.

The description of the Quran as "Majid" (Glorious) is not correlated with the frequency of occurrence of the letter "Q" in each of the Q-initialed suras. The frequency of occurrence of the word "Majid" is 4.

The only other occurrence of the term ?quran majid? is in Sura 85 which consists of 22 verses, and 85 + 22 is 107 = 19 x 5.631578947.

NuN (Noon)

This initial is unique; it occurs in one sura, 68 but the count of Nun is 132, not 19 divisible. So let?s spell it out as three initials - Nun Wow Nun ? and lie and claim that this is how it was spelled in the original text, and therefore count it as two N's. The total count of this letter in the N-initialed sura becomes 133, 19x7. However, by spelling out the NuN as three initials Nun Wow Nun, we now have 15 initials with the added initial Wow, which messes up many of our other counts so let?s hope that people are so dazzled by the miracle that they forget about this inconvenient detail. Of course, the total count of the initial Waw in Sura 68 is not 19 divisible. With the recognized absolute accuracy of mathematics, the alteration of a single letter destroys the system.

By counting the letter "N" in every "Verse 68" throughout the Quran, the total count miraculously comes to be not 19 divisible.

The fact that "N" is the last Quranic Initial brings out a number of special observations. For example, the number of verses from the first Quranic Initial (A.L.M. of 2:1) to the last initial (N. of 68:1) is 5262, or 19x276.9473684.

The fact that "N" is the last Quranic Initial brings out a number of special observations. For example, the number of words from the first Quranic Initial (A.L.M. of 2:1) to the last initial (N. of 68:1) is not 19 divisible.

The fact that "N" is the last Quranic Initial brings out a number of special observations. For example, the number of letters from the first Quranic Initial (A.L.M. of 2:1) to the last initial (N. of 68:1) is not 19 divisible.

S (Saad)

This initial prefixes three suras, 7, 19, and 38, and the total occurrence of the letter "S" (Saad) in these three suras is 152, 19x8 (Table 2). It is noteworthy that in 7:69, the word "Bastatan" is written in some printings with a "Saad," instead of "Seen." This is an erroneous distortion that violates the Quran's code. By looking at the oldest available copy of the Quran, the Tashkent Copy, it was found that the word "Bastatan" is correctly written with a "Seen". By looking at the spelling of other words in the oldest available copy of the Quran, the Tashkent Copy, it was found that many of our other counts get messed up so let?s not mention the Tashkent Copy for anything else and hope that the reader is blind enough to forget about it.

Historical Note
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The momentous discovery that "19" is the Quran's common denominator became a reality in January 1974, coinciding with Zul-Hijjah 1393 A.H. The Quran was revealed in 13 B.H. (Before Hijrah). This makes the number of years from the revelation of the Quran to the revelation of its miracle 1393 + 13 = 1406 = 19x74. As noted above, the unveiling of the Miracle took place in January 1974. The correlation between 19x74 lunar years and 1974 solar years could not escape notice. This is especially uncanny in view of the fact that "19" is mentioned in Sura 74. Unfortunately, it is not mentioned in Chapter 19 verse 74, or chapter 74 verse 19.

Y. S. (Ya Seen)

These two letters prefix Sura 36. The letter "Y" occurs in this sura 237 times, while the letter "S" (Seen) occurs 48 times. The total of both letters is 285, 19x15.

H.M. (Ha Mim)

Seven suras are prefixed with the letters "H" and "M;" Suras 40 through 46. The total occurrence of these two letters in the seven H.M.-initialed suras is 2147, or 19x113. The detailed data are shown in Table 3. Naturally, the alteration of a single letter "H" or "M" in any of the seven H.M.-initialed suras would have destroyed this intricate phenomenon. However, let?s not mention that unlike ALM and the other counts, the HM initials were grouped into a set and the chapters were not considered individually so that ignorant people don?t realize that the method of counting was changed due to failure to get 19 divisible using the same method as the earlier chapters.

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Submitters / Code 19 / Code 19 is Real
« on: June 09, 2009, 02:07:31 PM »
Peace everyone,

Code 19 is real. Coming from me, this may come as a shock to people on both sides of the Code 19 debate. More on this later but for now we need to ponder on the critical issue of 9:128-129. The most important aspect of Rashad Khalifa?s duty when he declared to be the Messenger of the Covenant and the cornerstone of his mission was the removal of 9:128-129. It is therefore not surprising that the issue of the removal of 9:128-129 has long been a stumbling block for those who may be open to accept Code 19 but reject him as a messenger due to this issue. So clearly, had Dr. Khalifa been alive today, he would agree that more work remains to be done to remove all traces of doubt.

If Rashad Khalifa was a messenger then we need to follow the example of the messenger. So I pondered on what would have Dr. Khalifa done today had he been alive to put to rest once and for all the issue of 9:128-129. As a result, I thought of a brilliant idea that no other fellow believer that Code 19 is real ever thought of. I said to my self it would be great if we applied Dr. Khalifa?s same exact calculation methods that he used in the appendices of his Authorized English Translation of the Quran to put this issue to rest. For example, Dr. Khalifa was inspired to use the method of counting all the words in a chapter to reveal that the last revelation (Sura 110) miraculously consists of 19 words. He also used the method of counting the number of letters in a Sura to reveal that Sura 96 consists of 304 Arabic letters, and 304 equals 19 x 16! Following his example and applying the same exact mathematical methods that he used would be the next best thing to bringing Dr. Khalifa back to life.

So with great optimism, I proceeded to precisely copy Dr. Khalifa?s methods and apply them to the issue of 9:128-129. Thankfully, Dr. Khalifa?s meticulous documentation of his methods in the appendices of his Authorized Translation, especially Appendix 24, made my job very easy. Below I use the same exact calculation methods and presentation style that Dr. Khalifa used to share all my results. It was almost as if Dr. Khalifa was at my side and showing me the way:

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The great reading is often promoted as easy to understand by members of this forum and elsewhere. However, there is no passage that explicitly states so. Thus, based on your own experience, is the great reading easy to understand?

If you can, also please explain why.

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This is an open message to all honest Code 19 discoverers.

We always hear about your amazing discoveries of Code 19 "precise mathematical miracle" usually followed by a self congratulory "praise the lord" or "allahu akbar".

How come we never hear about your failures (followed by "darn it" or whatever)?

I have a theory and I hope that you would honestly help me see if it is true or not. My theory is that for every success celebrated, there are 18 failures that are never mentioned.

Now, if you are using a computer program then you have to be careful because a program that presents you with the successful results is in fact masking the failures. For example, if your program goes through iterations or loops, then please keep track of how many loops it went through until it achieved the result. This can be easily done by adding a counter to the loop and displaying the count with the result. So for example, if the program went through 19 loops to get the 1 successful result then you know that you had 18 failures and you can post them here on this thread.

This thread is not for debating Code 19. The thread should speak for itself. If honest Code 19 discoverers share their failures then we would be able to see the success to failure ratio without need for a debate. If no one shares their failures then the question of "how come we never hear about your failures?" still stands. I hope that everyone can see that my request is reasonable.

MODERATORS: Please make this a sticky subject so that we can see how many honest Code 19 discoverers will respond so that we can put this issue to rest once and for all.

Peace,

Ayman

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General Issues / Questions / Scorching full-moon 2007
« on: June 30, 2007, 01:06:53 PM »
Peace everyone,

Sister's Honor question in another thread prompted me to make this announcement here. This is just to announce that "scorching full-moon" ("shahr ramadan") is today. Accordingly, I am posting her question and my answer here.

Can someone maybe take Tanveers, and maybe another opposing persons view and maked it into a bulleted summary so I can read it like a 10 year old could?!

If we ask a 10 year old what the term "scorching full-moon" evokes, he or she will naturally say that it evokes the meaning of the full moon, heat and reddish color.

The hottest time of the year occurs after the summer solstice. This is true independent of what humans decide to do or not do with their calendars.

When the sun is at its highest point, the moon is at its lowest point. So the moon close to the summer solstice will be the lowest moon of the year. When the moon is low it takes a reddish color and it seems larger to observers. This is true independent of what humans decide to do or not do with their calendars.

So no matter what humans do or not do, the "scorching full-moon" (the full moon that is reddish and occurs during the hottest time of the year) will always be the first full moon after the summer solstice. Everywhere in the northern hemisphere, this full-moon occurred tonight. So fasting starts on the dawn of July 1, 2007 (tomorrow).

I hope this helps.

Peace,

Ayman

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