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Economics Forum / "Get money out of politics" Wolf PAC
« on: May 13, 2014, 07:35:13 AM »

There is a resolution being introduced reverse citizens united  and this of course would restore free and fair elections in america, and get the money out of politics. We are trying to introduce a resolution by way of article V (see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTEFbbxMXyo)

Please speak with your local or state rep/senator about this resolution

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Autism is an EPIDEMIC, from the 1980's onward in ALL 50 states, 1 in 50 children is now Autistic. Such statistic cannot be due "genes", unless you have environmental factors that directly Influences genes themselves--in fact during the Simpsonwood CDC conference in 2000, they talked about the *undeniability* that there is a Direct connection of mercury in vaccines (as thimerosal) and Autism.

Mercury from Dental fillings & vaccines, is so toxic it only takes 1 PPB of mercury (one Part Per Billion) is considered toxic. It is KNOWN to hinder neurodevelopment and KILL brain cells.

Autism - Made in the U S A - Gary Null's Remarkable Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwuyxyBUmwY

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Health & Fitness / GMO's: Tampering with God's Creations!
« on: May 04, 2014, 06:44:16 PM »
"I will mislead them, I will entice them, I will command them to marking the ears of livestock, and I will inspire them so they will CHANGE THE CREATION OF GOD." Anyone who accepts the devil as a lord, instead of God, has incurred a profound loss." (4:119)

When you take a gene from a bacteria or an animal, and then insert it into a vegetable, it now becomes a moral issue, as well as also an environmental hazard. we do not know what could happen when you alter genes and insert certain genes from one creature to another. We do not have enough knowledge To create:

"O people, here is a parable that you should ponder on: the idols you set up beside God can never create a fly, even if they banded together to do so. Furthermore, if the fly steals anything from them, they cannot recover it; weak is the pursuer and the pursued." (22:73)

Rats feed a GMO diet develop tumors (Seralini Study)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njd0RugGjAg

There is a march in almost every major city around the world on may 24, 2014, even if you can't join,  Just make a sign on a piece of paper & upload your picture on facebook page to stand with solidarity!
 


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Intercession: Is it Quranic? & On whose behalf?

There is a notion amongst traditional Muslims that the prophet Muhammed is going to intercede on their behalf on judgment day and save them from the hellfire, Let's see here:
 
 

1) On judgment day, THERE IS NO INTERCESSION... whatsoever:
 
a) "On that day, intercession will be useless, except for those permitted by the Most Gracious, and whose utterances conform to His will." (20:109)
 
b) "O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the provisions we have given to you, before a day comes where there is no trade, no nepotism, and no intercession. The unbelievers are the unjust." (2:254)

c)
"Beware of the day when no soul can avail another soul, no intercession will be accepted, no ransom can be paid, nor can anyone be helped." (2:48)
 
 
 
 
2) Yes there is Intercession, but IN THIS LIFE:

God Almighty gives us examples of intercession on people's behalf IN THIS LIFE:
You can pray over people
You can pray for forgiveness for people:
 

a)
"They said, 'Our father, ask forgiveness for our sins, indeed we were wrongdoers." (12:97)
 
b) "...Had they, when they wronged their souls, come to you and prayed to God for forgiveness, and the messenger prayed for their forgiveness, they would have found God to be Pardoning and Merciful" (4:64)
 
 

 
3) You can't intercede, except by God's permision or approval

a) "Intercession with Him is in vain, unless it coincides with His will...." (34:23)
 
b) "You do not will except if it's in accordance with the will of God, the Lord of the universe." (81:29)
 
c) "Whether you ask forgiveness for them, or do not ask forgiveness for them, even if you ask forgiveness for them seventy times,  God will not forgive them. This is because they disbelieve in God and His messenger. God does not guide the wicked people." (9:80)
 
d) "Not even the angels in heaven possess authority to intercede, except the ones permitted by God and thus act in accordance with His will and His approval." (53:26)

 
 
 
4) Praying to dead saints & Prophets for intercession does NOT work

a) "The day will come when God will gather the messengers and ask them, "What was the response that you received (from people)?" They will say, "We have no knowledge. You are the Knower of all secrets." (5:109)
 
b) "As for the idols they set up beside God, they do not create anything; they themselves were created; They are dead, not alive, and they have no idea how or when they will be resurrected." (16:21)
 
c) "As for the idols you set up beside Him, they cannot help you, nor can they help themselves." (7:197)
 
d) "Say, 'I possess no power to harm you, nor to guide you.'" (72:21)
 
 
e) "Say, 'Shall we call upon other than God what cannot benefit us or harm us, and turn back on our heels after God has guided us? Much like someone whom the devils have managed to mislead on earth, he is confused, having friends who call him to the guidance: "Come to us!" Say, "The real guidance is the guidance of God, and we have been ordered to submit to the Lord of the worlds.'" (6:71)
 
 
 
 
5) Prophets & Messengers of God Couldn't even save their own family:

a) Noah could save his own wife or his own son. Lot couldn't save his own wife
"God cites as examples of those who disbelieved the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were married to two of our righteous servants, but they betrayed them and, consequently, they could not help them at all against God. The two of them were told, "Enter the Hell-fire with those who deserved it." (66:10)
 
b) "You cannot guide even the ones whom you love. God is the only One who guides in accordance with His will, and in accordance with His knowledge of those who deserve the guidance." (28:56)
 
For WHO DOES GOD GUIDE? See: "God's system of Guidance & Misdguidance"
https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-quran-alone-revolution-%D8%AB%D9%88%D8%B1%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%82%D8%B1%D8%A2%D9%86-%D9%88%D8%AD%D8%AF%D9%87/gods-system-of-guidance-and-misguidance/646266208745345
 
*If the Prophets and messengers of God could not save their closest-of-kin and family, how are they going to save a person they never met?!




6) Don't beat yourself over it:
"Neither the prophet, nor those who believe shall ask forgiveness for the idol worshipers, even if they were their nearest of kin, once they realize that they are destined for Hell. The only reason Abraham asked forgiveness for his father was that he had promised him to do so. However, once he realized that he was an enemy of God, he disowned him. Abraham was nevertheless, extremely nice and kind." (9:113-114)
 
"O you who believe, you are only responsible for your own selves. If others go astray, they cannot hurt you, as long as you are guided. To God is your ultimate destiny, all of you, He will then inform you of everything you had done." (5:105)
 
 

"Have they invented intercessors to mediate for them to God? Say, 'What if they do not possess any power, nor understanding?'
Say, 'All intercession belongs to God!
To Him belongs all sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, then to Him you will be returned.'" (39:43-44)

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Please join us, and march, find an event/March near you on Saturday May 24, 2014

There is a march in almost every major city around the world, even if you can't join,  Just make a sign on a piece of paper & uload your picture on facebook page to stand with solidarity!
See events:
https://www.facebook.com/MarchAgainstMonstanto/events


Monsanto is the maker of chemicals like DTT, Agent orange, Aspartame, Glyphosate, GMO's which have been linked to many diseases and cause harmful effects on both Humans and the environment in which we live in.


Watch the Seralini Study, see How a diet on GMO makes these rats develop tumors!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njd0RugGjAg

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25 Commandments of the Quran (Creed of Faith)


Believe in: 
1) God,
2) Judgment Day,
3) the angels,
4) the scripture(s) (e.g Bible & Quran 2:4), and
5) the prophet(s); (e.g Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Jesus, Muhammed & other prophets  (Beliefs: 2:177, 2:136)
 
 
Major Commandments:

- Thou shall Worship/serve God Alone (17:22)
- Thou shall Honor your parents (17:23)
- Thou shall Honor/Be nice to relatives, the needy, the poor, and the traveling alien, and your neighbor (17:26)
 
- Thou shall not steal (5:38)
- Thou shall not murder (17:33)
- Thou shall not commit adultery (17:32)
- Thou shall not covet (74:4:32)
- Thou shall not cheat, lie, bear false witness, (4:135, 26:183)
 
- Thou shall not commit sins, whether obvious or hidden (6:151)
- Thou shall not accept information unless you verify it (17:36)
- Thou shall not overspend, neither be too stingy (17:27-29)
- Thou shall not kill your children for fear of poverty (17:31)
- Thou shall not show off/be arrogant (17:37)
 
- Thou shall guard your chastity & keep your virginity (23:5-6)
- Thou shall keep your oaths/promises/word/covenants (61:2, 3:76)
- Thou shall give equal and full measure when trading and do not tax with Usury (17:35, 3:130)
- Thou shall be charitable, considerate, and patient (28:77, 3:200)

 
 
Major Religious Commandments:

Thou shall:
- Do the daily Prayer services (Salat) (2:177)
- Give the atoning charity (Zakat); (2:177)
- Fast during Ramadan (if you are able to) (Sawm) (2:183)
- Go on a Pilgrimage (If you are able to) (Hajj) (3:97)
- Observe the Law of "Equivalence" Capital punishment (Qisas) (2:178)
- Observe the Truce period of 4 months of No fighting every year (9:36)
- Observe Marriage & Divorce Laws & Inheritance laws/write a Will (4:20-22, 2:221, 65:1, 2:180)
- Strive in God's Cause (5:35)
 
" You will not attain righteousness until you give to charity from the possessions you love..." (3:92)
 

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The word 'Zakat' (Purifying Charity) encompasses a wider scope of meanings; On a superficial level it means to "give to charity" as atonement or a sin offering. On a deeper level it also means to "do good/righteous deeds and works" as a way to atone and purify ourselves.
Thus this purifying, atoning charity can be accomplished in different ways, as:



1) Giving directly to Charity:
a) "The usury that is practiced to increase some people's wealth, does not gain anything at God. However, if you give any purifying charity, seeking God's redemption, then you will receive your reward multiple times." (30:39)
b) "Take from their money a charity in order to purify them and atone for them..." (9:103)
 c) "The one who gives from his money as a purifying charity." (92:18)



2) Doing Good deeds:
a) "Successful is the one who purifies himself, and Failing is one who neglects himself" (91:9-10)
b) "(The believers) Do purifying deeds & works" (23:4)



3) Studying and learning God's words/the Quran

a) "God has blessed the believers by raising in their midst a messenger, to recite for them His revelations, and to purify them, and to teach them the scripture and wisdom..."  (3:164, 62:2)

b) "... He may purify himself, Or he may take heed, and benefit from the message." (80:3-4)
 when we learn about God's words, we can become purified because we know what God wants us to do and what he wants us to refrain from.



4) Keeping yourself from doing evil
a) "O you who believe, do not follow the footsteps of Satan, for anyone who follows the footsteps of Satan should know that he only invites to and advocates evil and vice. If it were not for God's grace towards you, and His mercy, none of you would have been purified. But God purifies whomever He wills. God is omniscient " (24:21)

b)"When they met a young boy, he killed him. He said, "Why did you kill such an innocent person (a Purified, sinless soul), who did not kill another person? You have committed something horrendous." (18:74)

c)
"Tell him, 'Would you not like to purify yourself? Let me guide you to your Lord, that you may turn reverent.'" (79:18-19

Thus, keeping yourself from committing evil works and deeds is a way to purify ourselves. Again, we know what God wants us to do and what he wants us to refrain from and  what is good and what is evil, from studying, reading, and learning his Words & commandments in the Quran.



Q's & A's:

 Who to give money to?
a) "Indeed, the charities are for: the poor, and the needy, and those who work to collect them, those new converts, to free the slaves, those in debt, and in the cause of God, and the traveling alien. This is a duty from God, and God is Knowledgeable, Wise." (9:60)
 
b) "They ask you what they should spend, say: "What you spend out of goodness should go to your family and the relatives and the orphans, and the needy, and the traveling alien. And any good you do, God is fully aware of it." (2:215)
 
How much should we give?
a)
"...They also ask How much should they give to charity: Say, "The Excess." God thus clarifies the revelations for you, that you may reflect" (2:219)
- Here God instructs us to give the extra that we have, meaning the surplus; anything that exceeds our needs and can be lived without. Example: If you go to take a drink from a river, you take what you need, and leave the rest for others.

 
 
 
"If you declare your charities, they are still good, however, if you keep them anonymous, and give them to the poor, it is better for you, because this way will atone more of your sins. God is fully aware of everything you do." (2:271)
 
"Kind words and compassion are better than a charity that is followed by insult..." (2:263)
 
"Exhort My servants who believed to observe the daily Prayer services (Salat), and to give (to charity) from our provisions to them, secretly and publicly, before a day comes where there is neither trade, nor nepotism." (14:31)
 

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Top 10 Intellectual reasons, why I believe in God/A Higher Being

So I came across a post of "Reasons to believe in God", and honestly, It wasn't convincing enough for me, even though I myself believe in God. So I went off on my own and compiled my own intellectual reasons, which I personally believe hold more ground and basis for a belief in God.  (This is a draft)

My points will stem from the notion that, "If there is a higher being that created and made the universe, then that being should very well know how it functions, it's mechanisms, it's systems, what's in it and whereabouts etc."As a student of world Religion, I like to use multiple scriptures and cross references, but for time constraint, The main scripture I will be using here is the Quran & the Bible:


Reasons to believe in God:


Reason #1) Genetic Modification/Creation:
To start, I want to define God as the Creator (i.e the one who created us). Nowadays, it is not far-fetched to grasp the idea that some Higher being can create species, why? because we humans have the same power; the power to create and genetically modify a specie and change it to our liking (Keeping in mind that we only have had this knowledge for a little more than 50 years, Imagine what would a thousand years worth of knowledge of genetic modification could bring about...)
"We have created you, if you only you could believe! Have you noted the semen you produce? Did you create it, or did we?" ( Quran 56:57-9)


Reason #2) The Formation of the Universe:
It is now a held fact that the Universe began from a single point, and exploded into the Big Bang, continuing to expand over time. In the Scriptures, We see this Entity telling us how it created the Universe and how will it end it:The Big Bang:?Do those who unbelieve (In God) not realize that the heavens and the earth used to be one solid mass that we Exploded into existence? And from water we made all living things. Would they (now) believe? (Quran 21:30)

-The Gaseous state of the universe/neubulas produce Stars and planets:
"He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and proclaimed to it, and to the earth, "Come into existence!..." (Quran 41:11)

-Expansion of the Universe:
"We constructed the sky with our hands, and we will continue to expand it" (Quran 51:47)"It is He who sits above the circle of the earth, And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain And spreads them out like a tent to dwell in." (Isaiah 40:22)

-Big Crunch theory:
"... we will fold the heaven, like the folding of a book. Just as we initiated the first creation, we will repeat it. This is our promise; we will certainly carry it out." (Quran 21:104)

"In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. Even they will perish, but You endure; And all of them will wear out like a garment; Like clothing You will change them and they will be changed.?" (Psalm 102:25-27)

Black holes
"I swear by Black holes, the ones that run and sweep everything in their path" (81:15)



Reason #3) Formation of Matter, Energy, and Gravity:
Most of this universe is made of unexplained, unseen Dark matter and Dark Energy that apparently plays a big role in the movement and stability of the universe. Who is this Dark, unseen energy?

"God is the One who holds the heavens and the earth, lest they vanish. If anyone else is to hold them, they will most certainly vanish. He is Clement, Forgiving." (Quran 35:41)
" He is the One who created the night and the day, and the sun and the moon; each floating in its own orbit. (Quran 21:33)

"Do they not see the birds committed to fly in the atmosphere of the sky? None holds them up in the air except God. This should be proof for people who believe." (Quran 16:79)



Reason #4) The formation of planetary systems:

-Gaseos neubulas produce Stars and planets:
"He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and proclaimed to it, and to the earth, "Come into existence!..." (Quran 41:11)

-The sun gives shining light, not the moon:
"He designed the moon therein to be a light, and placed the sun to be a shining lamp." (Quran 71:16)

-Positions of stars (since Stars are in constant motion, it's hard to keep track of their positions):
"I swear by the positions of the stars. This is an awesome oath, if you only knew. (Quran 56:75-76)

-Everything has an orbit:
"The sun is never to catch up with the moon, neither does the night overtake the day. Everything is floating in its own orbit" (36:40)



Reason #5) The Formation of the Earth:

-Continental drift:
"When you look at the mountains, you think that they are standing still. But they are moving, like the clouds. Such is the manufacture of God, who perfected everything. He is fully Cognizant of everything you do" (27:88)

-The Earth is Spherical:
"After that God shaped the Earth into an egg-shape" (Quran 79:30)"
"It is He who sits above the circle of the earth..." (Isaiah 40:22)



Reason #6) The Formation of the Atmosphere:

-Seven layers of atmosphere and earth :
"Do you not realize that GOD created seven skies in layers? (71:15)
'God created seven layers of sky and the same for the earth. The commands flow among them. This is to let you know that God is Omnipotent, and that God is fully aware of all things? (65:12)... 

-Air thins in Upper Atmospheres:
"... He renders his chest intolerant and straitened, like one who climbs towards the sky..." (Quran 6:125)

-Ozone layer/Electro-Magnetic Field:
?We made the sky a preserved and protected roof yet still they turn away from Our Signs.?(Quran 21:32)



Reason #7) The Formation of Rain & Water:
"Have you noted the water you drink? Did you send it down from the clouds, or did we? If we wish, we can make it salty. You should be thankful! (Quran 56:69-70)

"God is the One who sends the winds, to stir up clouds, to be spread throughout the sky in accordance with His will. He then piles the clouds up, then you see the rain coming down therefrom. When it falls on whomever He chooses from among His servants, they rejoice. (Quran 30:48)

-Natural Barrier between salt and fresh water:
"He has let loose the two seas, converging together, with a barrier between them they do not break through.  (Quran 55:19-20)
God said, "Let there be a vault between the waters to separate water from water." (Genesis 1:6)



Reason #8) The Formation of Man:

-Human Embryology:
"? we reproduced (Man) from a tiny drop (semen) that is placed into a well-protected repository (Womb).  Then we developed the drop into a hanging (embryo), then developed the hanging (embryo) into a bite-size (fetus), then created the bite-size (fetus) into bones, then covered the bones with flesh. We thus produce a new creature. Blessed is God, the Best Creator! (Quran 23:13-14)

-The Husband semen determines the baby?s gender:
?He is the One who created the two kinds, male and female, from a tiny drop of semen? (53:45) "We have created you, if you could only believe; Have you noted the semen that you produce? Did you create it, or did we?" (Qurann 56:57-9)

-Finger Prints:
"Does the human being think that we will not reconstruct his bones? Yes indeed; we are able to reconstruct his very own finger tip." (Quran 75:3-4)



Reason #9) Origins of Life and life products
"God created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. God creates whatever He wills. God is Omnipotent." (24:45)

-Methods of pro-creation:
"Glory be to the One who created all kinds of plants from the earth, as well as themselves, and other creations that they do not even know." (36:36)

Honey originates from bees? stomachs:
?Your Lord inspired the bee; build homes in mountains and trees and in (hives) they build for you. Then eat from all the fruits, following the design of your Lord, precisely. From their bellies comes a drink of different colors, wherein there is healing for the people. This should be proof for people who reflect? (Quran 16:68-69)

Origins of Milk:
"In the livestock there is a lesson for you: we provide you with a drink from their bellies. From the midst of digested food and blood, you get pure milk, delicious for the drinkers. (Quran 16:66)



Reason #10) Fine tuning of the Universe, Evolution, Natural Selection, and Phi ratio:

"God created seven universes in layers. You do not see any imperfection in the creation of God. Keep looking; do you see any flaw? Look again and again, your sight will return to you dazzled and exhausted!" (Quran 67:4)

"Do you not realize that God sends down from the sky water, whereby we produce fruits of various colors? Even the mountains have different colors; the peaks are white, or red, or some other color... Also, the people, the animals, and the livestock come in various colors. This is why the people who truly reverence God are those who are knowledgeable. God is The Almighty, Forgiving. (Quran 35:27-28)

"God created every living creature from water. Some of them walk on their bellies, some walk on two legs, and some walk on four. God creates whatever He wills. God is Omnipotent. (Quran 24:45)


"They can never fathom the greatness of God. The whole earth is within His fist on the Day of Resurrection. In fact, the universes are folded within His right hand.* Be He glorified; He is much too high above needing any partners. (39:67)

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The herbicide sprayed on most of the world's genetically engineered crops?and which gets soaked into the food portion?is now linked to "autism ... gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn's disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others."
Enjoy this videotaped guided tour of Jeffrey Smith interviewing co-author Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT.

Monsanto's Roundup Herbicide--Glyphosate linked to many Diseases
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_AHLDXF5aw

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Sunni/Shia Religion / Circumcision Is not Islam
« on: April 24, 2014, 08:09:17 AM »
Male Circumcision is a tradition that is still practiced by Traditional/orthodox Muslims, as a religious rite, however there is no commandment in the Quran to circumcise at all, in fact 95:4 tells us:

"We created man in the most perfect design." (95:4)

Female Circumcision is also practiced in some "muslim" countries such as Egypt, and again such rites are not mentioned in the Quran. God created us in the most Perfect design (95:4)





WHAT IS MALE CIRCUMCISION?

The word circumcision means ?to cut around?. In male infants, circumcision is an operation which involves tearing the foreskin away from the glans (head) of the penis, cutting along the top of the foreskin, then clamping the foreskin and cutting it off. The skin of the penis is a complex movable 'sheath' with no clear indication of where it should be cut during a circumcision. This means that the amount of foreskin removed from one circumcision to the next can be very different, and no two circumcisions are the same.(1)

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1) PROPHET IBRAHIM & CIRCUMCISION:

Circumcision of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) is actually not in the Qur'an. The Qur'an deals extensively with Prophet Ibrahim, his name alone is mentioned sixty-seven times. Yet the Qur'an says nothing of him being circumcised or being commanded to do so. Rather it was his faith in Allah and devotion to Him alone which is stressed throughout the Qur'an and which is to be followed. The Qur'an deals with Prophet Ibrahim's construction of the Kaba and other matters - but does not say he was told to cut off a part of his private parts. There is an important reason why as we shall see shortly.

?They say, ?Be Jews or Christians and you will be guided.? Say, rather adopt the religion of Abraham, a man of natural pure belief. He was not one of the idolaters.? (Qur?an 2:136)

We follow the way of Ibrahim by following the religion communicated in the Qur'an, not the Bible where this injunction is found, teachings of Allah in the Quran supersede them:

"Allah wants to clarify to you the way of those who went before you and guide you to it, and to forgive you - Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise." (Qur'an 4:26)

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2) ALLAH TELLS US THAT HE CREATED HUMAN BEINGS PERFECTLY:

In numerous Verses of the Qur'an, Allah tells us that He has created everything, including human beings, in the most perfect form. In the following verse, Allah explicitly states this with regards to the human creation:

"We have indeed created man in the 'best of moulds'." (Qur'an 95:4)

This means when a baby leaves the mother's womb, he or she is in the most perfect of shape down to the finest detail. Nothing needs alteration. With regards to the development of the baby, Allah states the following:

"Then We made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood; then of that clot We made a lump; then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh; then we developed out of it another creature. So blessed be Allah, the 'Best of all Creators!' " (Qur'an 23:14)

Notice that Allah states that He is the best creator - the resulting completed creation of the baby is thus in its optimal form.

In another verse, Allah states:

"The work of Allah who has 'perfected everything' (He created)." (Qur'an 27:88)

Yet in another Verse, in relation to human beings, Allah says the following:

"He is the One Who has 'made perfectly everything': He has created: He began the creation of human beings with clay" (Qur'an 32:7)

These verses as well as other verses, tell us that Allah creates human beings, male and female, perfectly in the mother's womb. The design of the foreskin on the male is an intentional act of creation. Allah did not make a 'mistake' in designing the foreskin of the male. He does not need mankind to take a knife and start cutting off bits from all males, as if though it is a 'corrective procedure' to a design flaw. The proponents of circumcision say there are hygiene reasons behind them doing this. This is actually an insult against Allah. Because, had it been 'better' in anyway to not have the foreskin, Allah would have designed all male babies without that bit of the foreskin - as Allah states, he has perfected His creation as is stated in several verses in the Qur'an. As per the Quranic understanding, medical research shows that the foreskin serves numerous useful purposes and is designed 'intentionally' by Allah to serve these purposes.

Following are some of the functions it performs, and what happens if you surgically remove it:

✔ Protection. The sleeve of tissue known as the foreskin normally covers the glans and protects it from abrasion, drying, callusing (keratinization), and environmental contaminants. The inner lining of the foreskin consists of soft mucosa lubrication layer, like behind one's eyelids, or the inner lips, thus protecting the sensitive glans. The glans (concealed in the picture) is intended to be a protected internal organ, like the female clitoris. The internal glans are highly sensitive, but after circumcision, begins to loose its sensitivity through abrasion in diaper or underwear. For the first few weeks, it is very painful to the touch of fabric or diaper. It is similar to the human eyeball, which is protected by the eye lids. One would not touch the eyeballs directly but over the eyelids only. After circumcision, the exposed glans begins to dry-out and keratinize (builds hardened cells on the outside as a defence from environmental contaminants).

In normal activity during adult life, even after loosing most of the sensitivity through abrasion post-circumcision, the abrasion/chafing of the glans against underwear without the protection of the foreskin causes constant, irritating 'abrasive' feelings. This is very uncomfortable in reality. However, as the procedure is usually done at childhood and the discomfort is consistent from then on, the brain learns to cope with it by suppressing these feelings. Never the less, a conscious effort can reveal this discomfort during adulthood.

✔ Ridged Bands. The inner foreskin contains bands of densely innervated, sexually responsive tissue. They constitute a primary erogenous zone of the human penis and are important for realizing the fullness and intensity of sexual response.

✔ The Frenulum. This is a highly nerve-laden web of tissue that tethers the inner foreskin to the underside of the glans.

✔ Proper blood flow. The foreskin contains several feet of blood vessels, including the frenular artery and branches of the dorsal artery. The loss of this rich vascularization interrupts normal blood flow to the shaft and glans of the penis, damaging the natural function of the penis and altering its development.

✔ Immunological defense. The soft mucosa of the inner foreskin produces plasma cells, which secrete immunoglobulin antibodies, and antibacterial and antiviral proteins, such as the pathogen-killing enzyme called lysozyme. All of the human mucosa (the linings of the mouth, eyelids, vagina, foreskin and anus) are the body's first line of defense against disease. This benefit of the foreskin could be one possible explanation why intact men are at lower risk of chlamydia and other sexually transmitted diseases.

✔ Specialized sensory tissue. In addition to the "ridged bands" mentioned above, thousands of coiled fine-touch receptors (Meissner?s corpuscles) constitute the most important sensory component of the penis. The foreskin contains branches of the dorsal nerve and between 10,000 and 20,000 specialized erotogenic nerve endings of several types, which are capable of sensing slight motion and stretch, subtle changes in temperature, and fine gradations in texture. Thus, up to 20,000 nerve endings are destroyed by circumcision.

✔ Gliding action. The foreskin is the only moving part of the penis. During any sexual activity, the foreskin and glans work in unison; their mutual interaction creates a complete sexual response. During intercourse, the non-abrasive gliding of the penis in and out of itself within the vagina facilitates smooth and pleasurable intercourse for both partners.

The shaft/glans also retract inwards/outwards throughout the day varying with bodily parameters. In an intact penis, the foreskin glides smoothly over the glans as necessary, excess skin gathers ahead of the glans and it can thus retract fully. On a circumcised penis, the cut foreskin buckle and crease against the stitched position on the glans as it retracts, preventing the glans from retracting fully. This push of the buckled foreskin against the joint (stitch) on the coronal ridge of the glans during retractions through out the day (as well as pull during erection) is unnatural and uncomfortable compared to an intact naturally gliding foreskin-glans combination. Circumcised males have to again, subconsciously learn to ignore the discomfort. Stinging sensations along the coronal ridge (stitched position) may be felt during adulthood.

✔ Proper lymph flow. The foreskin contains lymphatic vessels, which are necessary for proper lymph flow and immunological functioning.

✔ Langerhans cells. These specialized epithelial cells are a component of the immune system and may play a role in protecting the penis from sexually transmitted infections such as HIV (AIDS).

✔ Dartos Fascia. This is a smooth muscle sheath that underlies the scrotum, the entire penis and the tip of the foreskin. It is necessary for proper temperature regulation of the genitals (causing these structures to elongate in the heat and shrink in the cold). Approximately half of the Dartos Fascia is destroyed by circumcision. In circumcised males, the glans can become cold at times due to the missing temperature control mechanism (exposed glans).

✔ Sebaceous glands. The oils produced by these glands lubricate and moisturize the foreskin and glans, so that the two structures function together smoothly.

✔ Full penis length and circumference. The foreskin creates a visibly longer penis, especially when the foreskin extends beyond the head of the penis. Also, the double-layered tissue of the foreskin engorges with blood during erection and creates a visibly and sensually thicker shaft and glans. When the engorged foreskin retracts behind the coronal ridge of the glans, it often creates a wider and more pronounced "ridge" that many partners find especially stimulating during penetrative intercourse. The circumcised penis appears truncated and thinner than a full-sized intact penis.

✔ Zero risk of death from surgery. Every year, a boy dies from the complications of circumcision in the United States alone. Worldwide the figure is much higher, a fact that the American circumcision industry ignores, obscures, or downplays.

✔ Zero risk of delayed or diminished maternal bonding. Circumcision, even if anesthesia is used, causes unavoidable operative trauma and post-operative pain that has been shown to disrupt bonding with the mother, which in turn interferes with the first developmental task of every human, that of trust (trust in human contact, in personal safety, etc)."

✔ Oestrogen Receptors. The presence of estrogen receptors within the foreskin has only recently been discovered. Their purpose is not yet understood and needs further study.

✔ Muscle Sheath. Circumcision removes approximately half of the temperature-sensitive smooth muscle sheath which lies between the outer layer of skin and the corpus cavernosa. This is called the dartos fascia.

✔ Neurological Sexual Communication. Although never studied scientifically, contemporary evidence suggests that a penis without its foreskin lacks the capacity for the subtle neurological "cross-communication" that occurs only during contact between mucous membranes and which contributes to the experience of sexual pleasure. Amputating an infant boy's multi-functional foreskin is a low-grade neurological castration" [Immerman], which diminishes the intensity of the entire sexual experience for both the circumcised male and his partner). (2)

See (2) below for references to the above facts.

"The work of Allah who has perfected everything (He created)." (Qur'an 27:88)

"We have indeed created man in the best of moulds." (Qur'an 95:4)

Allah created men in this way with knowledge of all the above reasons. The proponents of circumcision try to side-track these verses. Most of the time, they have never read verses such as those above, because they are too occupied with reading books written by man. Or they may have never thought of the verses in this way because of their surface reading attitude towards the Qur'an instilled in them by the majority and the trusted scholars.

As mentioned, one of the arguments put forward is that circumcision is done for cleanliness. However, they do not want to acknowledge that it is simple, basic hygiene practice in the shower to keep clean for a man - it takes less time than to brush teeth. Our noses filter the air and need more regular cleaning, we do not simply go and chop it off because we need to clean it. They cite arguments such as 'it prevents diseases'. However, only about 20% of the earth's male population are circumcised, 80% are not (3), do we have an epidemic breaking loose? The answer is 'no'.

Developing disorders with any part of the body is a possibility. For example, the risk of breast cancer in women. More than 45,000 women in the UK were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006(4) (yet, this figure is very high compared to anything that goes wrong with intact penises). Should we put all girls through mastectomy to eliminate the possibility of developing breast cancer in their lives ('mastectomy' is the removal of breast tissue)? Or in eliminating the possibility of developing testicular cancer in males, should we remove the male testicles? You would say 'no' because they serve an important role in reproduction. The foreskin too serves important functions such as those we have discussed - functions which you may have not been aware of nor appreciated if you are a male circumcised at childhood or birth, or if you are a female.




The erroneous belief that circumcision prevents Penile Cancer:

This is a very rare form of cancer that happens mostly to elder men from age 40 and above, but most cases are in men aged 60 and over. This cancerous growth can occur on the glans or the foreskin. Circumcision does not prevent penile cancer. In the United States, most men with penile cancer are circumcised. It is a rare cancer - in the UK, only 500 men are diagnosed with it each year. The rarity of this form of cancer manifests when this figure is compared with 35,000 men diagnosed with prostates cancer each year(5) ! However, does circumcision reduce the risk of penile cancer despite it being a very low risk cancer already? Basically, by removing part of the penis in circumcision, a part of the penis is not there to develop cancer. This is the same as saying, by removing the liver, we eliminate liver cancer! It is obvious to a thinking person that this sort of prevention where healthy parts of the body with many functions is simply cut off is not a way to prevent a disease which has not even occurred, and moreover which has an extremely small chance of happening.

In addition, a recent study done my Wallerstein found that circumcision does not help reduce the risk of penile cancer as the rates of penile cancer in Japan, Norway and Sweden (countries with low rate of circumcision) was the same as United States' (which has a higher rate of circumcision)(6). In view of all that has been said, the 'Royal Australasian College of Physicians' and the 'American Medical Association' made a statement saying that carrying out infant circumcision with the hope of preventing penile cancer is not justified(7), with the 'American Cancer Society' also holding the same view.

Another argument put forward is 'why do we cut our hair or fingernails then'?
 Fingernails and hair are quite different. They are not living flesh with full blood circulation and receptive sensors. Hair and fingernails were intentionally 'designed' to continuously grow and to be cut regularly - this is not the case with the foreskin which is sustained through blood circulation like any other permanent part of the body. The male foreskin is intended to be a permanent part of the body (like ones fingers) which performs several useful designed functions that can only be served by being there - it does not grow back. Because these functions of the foreskin are important, Allah designed the male human in this way. Since it is 'better' to have the foreskin, Allah has designed it in the design of male humans - as He states, He is the "Best of all Creators" (23:14) - which means if something is better He would design His creation in that way, not in the less optimal way. He is the one who designs human beings, male and female, perfectly in the womb.

One other argument they put forth is that some babies are born with disorders, so the understanding of the verses on perfection of creation has to be seen differently. For example they say, the verse, "We have indeed created man in the best of moulds." (Qur'an 95:4) cannot be used against circumcision as humans are not always born perfect. What they do not understand is that the verses we read on perfection of human beings' body in the Qur'an are referring to the actual 'blueprint' - or in other words, the 'default plan' in Allah's creation. That is, for example, all humans have five fingers on each hand, two eyes, one tongue etc. That is the actual design of Allah. If there is a baby born with a disorder to the genes, for example with four fingers instead of five, then this particular baby's disorder is not part of Allah's blueprint (which is perfect), hence the reason we are calling the condition a 'disorder'!

The foreskin is part of Allah's blueprint as all male human beings are born with it (a default part of the DNA), which makes it part of Allah's perfect creation and which is why all the verses we quoted are applicable. This is why the suggestion of circumcision as a beneficial procedure for the male human being is actually a gross insult against the perfection in Allah's design as well as Quranic verses.

"Woe to man! How ungrateful He is! From what thing does Allah create Him? He created him from a droplet and then 'ordained his proportions'." (Qur'an 80:17-19)

"Circumcising" is not a 'fifteen minutes and done' job. Anaesthesia is often not used on babies. Yet, the injection required for anaesthesia has to be applied to the tip of the penis where it is most sensitive. Even with anaesthesia applied, the procedure is painful as anaesthesia not always completely affective. The worst of the pain follows on as the anaesthesia dies out immediately following the procedure, the child begins to experience excruciating pain which lasts many days and takes weeks to heal. This can be coupled with bleeding and infection to the wound. A baby experiences all these sensations.

One of the ill-found mentality of ignorant parents not acquainted with the Qur'an is them thinking baby-circumcision is some how more preferable to circumcision on older boys who can talk. Therefore, many parents circumcise their perfectly healthy babies immediately following birth or in his baby days. The fact is, this makes no difference to the baby - the pain coupled with the trauma of arms and legs strapped down against his persistent crying is all experienced by a living soul. The baby will feel these anguishes just like an adult. The fact that he cannot express his pain in words does not make any difference in reality. The only people it benefits are the parents who some how calm themselves by the fact that the baby cannot express his pain - a form of deep ignorance it is. The fact that the baby will not recall the event as he grows up also means nothing to the baby who will go through the traumatic experience.

Circumcision is even more painful for babies because:

1) On newborn babies, the foreskin is fused to the glans like your finger-nails are fused to your fingers. If you try to separate your finger-nail from your finger, it would be extremely painful. Just like that, on a baby, the surgeon has to physically tear the foreskin away from the glans first, before he can cut the foreskin. The system designed by Allah is that during infancy, the foreskin remains fused to the glans (which is why parents must not attempt to retract it, doing so can be damaging!), removing the need to clean the glans as nothing can build up there. The foreskin and glans begin to separate as the child grows and is usually fully separated by adolescence. In baby circumcision, tearing away of the foreskin from the glans adds the additional risk of the surgeon damaging/scarring the glans permanently.

2) Recent studies have found that babies nervous systems are highly developed and the ability to sense pain is stronger than an adult. This means a baby is able to feel more pain than an adult.

If the Qur'an is against it, then where did this practice originate from?

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3) SATAN'S FIRM PLEDGE TO CHANGE ALLAH'S CREATION IN THE QUR'AN:

The Satan pledges to make mankind alter bits of what Allah has created. Allah tells us this information in the following Verse:

"[Satan said], 'I will lead them astray and fill them with false hopes. I will command them and they will cut off cattle's ears. I will command them and they will change Allah's creation.' Anyone who takes Satan as his protector in place of Allah has clearly lost everything. He makes promises to them and fills them with false hopes. But what Satan promises them is nothing but delusion." (Qur'an 4:119-120)

As can be seen, the Satan pledges to make people change what Allah has originally created. The fact that Satan uses the Cattle's ears as an example does not at all mean his scheming to change Allah's creation will be limited to this. This is because Satan's goal is to make people change what Allah originally creates, not the act of cutting off cattle's ears which is only a means to the objective - he can take other means too. We know this from his statement, "I will command them and they will change Allah's creation" where he clearly states his objective.

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4) DIFFERENCES IN EMOTIONAL RESPONSES TO MALE AND FEMALE CIRCUMCISION:

The female circumcision can vary from removal of the clitoral hood, the clitoris it self, to the entire labia majora and minora. In reality, male circumcision is too an amputation procedure involving significant tissue removal, which destroys the functionality and sexual capability of the male penis to a significant extent. However, the response to female circumcision is often starkly different to the male. The reasons to this are several folds but primarily that of 'cultural acceptance'. In parts of Africa, it is normal to circumcise girls and they have 'justifications' for it too.

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5) A POINT ON HADITH ON CIRCUMCISION:

The Qur'an is the only guide for the believer as stated in the Qur'an. As an interesting point, none of the hadiths in the Sunni hadith books related to circumcision and attributed to the Prophet, differentiate between male or female circumcision and in fact there are hadiths which indicate females should also be circumcised! Because of this feature of the hadiths, many so called Muslim clergyman have passed verdicts that it is mandatory for females to be circumcised. This practice of female circumcision is widespread in many parts of Africa today because of these deviated un-Quranic teachings and lies preached by these leaders. These teachings against the Qur'an (male and female circumcision) do not originate from the Prophet Muhammad.

In fact, those traditionalists who circumcise their sons but not daughters can be challenged to this: Lay all the hadiths on the subject in front of them and ask 'why do you not circumcise your daughters then?' A very confused look can be observed! This begs the question, what is the guide to religion for these people, Qur'an? Qur'an and hadith? It seems neither! Simply confusion and a religion lacking Allah's clear guidance and wisdom.


6) THE (HUMAN) RIGHT OF THE PERSON TO CHOOSE TO BE CIRCUMCISED OR INTACT:

If just for argument's sake, Prophet Ibrahim circumcised himself at eighty years of age as hadith state, then he did so at an adult age where he could make his own informed decision. Should this be inflicted on babies and infants who cannot make their own decision or make informed judgments? Who decides for him to to be a Muslim? (Assuming being a Muslim requires one to carry this act out). An argument they put forth is that other aspects of religion such as salah are taught 'without consent' so why should circumcision not be carried out? The difference is that circumcision is a permanent alteration to his body which cannot be reversed should he wish to be intact in the future. This compares to other elements of raising children such as teaching prayer and concepts of the Qur'an which are taught-concepts which he may, or may not accept - there is freedom of religion, Allah says:

"There is no compulsion in religion" (Qur'an 2:256)

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7) WHY MANY CIRCUMCISED MEN DO NOT COMPLAIN:

The answer to this are several folds:

1) They were circumcised at birth or childhood. Sex may still feel pleasurable, but they do not know the difference it would make if they had their full organ as Allah had designed it originally. Thus, there is no way to notice any difference. Other lifelong discomforts of being circumcised such as daily abrasion of glans are simply suppressed by the brain over the years.

2) Belief that this is part of Islam and it must be upheld without questioning - true religion cannot command bad, "Islam" is the truth without even knowing what the Qur'an states on religion (in truth, the prophet did not do or command anything that is against the teachings of his message - the Qur'an).

3) Even after knowing of the losses from circumcision - A psychological behaviour takes over whereby one's ego does not want to accept that full functioning of a vital part of his body has been taken away without his prior consent. In addition, acknowledging so means someone must be held blameworthy - this may include his parents.

4) Practice of the majority - to feel belonged among the mass, what will people say? How can so many be wrong?

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8) HOW CIRCUMCISION HARMS WOMEN

See here:

http://www.quranicpath.com/misconceptions/intact_sex.html

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IN SUMMARY:

1) There are clear verses in the Qur'an against circumcision (i.e. 95:4. 32:7, 27:88 & 23:14)

2) The Qur'an does not indicate that Prophet Ibrahim was circumcised, even though the Qur'an deals extensively with Prophet Ibrahim.

3) When the baby leaves his mother, he needs no cutting-off of any part of his body as Allah says He makes the baby in perfect form - a form that is best as a human. The foreskin serves many useful purposes and removing it causes additional disadvantages.

4) Satan pledges to make mankind manipulate Allah's creation, and gives the example of cutting off bits of the body.

5) None of the hadiths to do with circumcision differentiate between male or female circumcision and there are hadiths that indicate females should also be "circumcised": The hadith basis for male circumcision is the same basis for female circumcision! A likely origin of circumcision into Islam are Jewish anecdotes (Israliyat) fabrications into hadith books.

The believer's duty is to abide by the values, teachings and morals of the Qur'an. These are the true values of the Prophet. He or she does not pretend to not grasp the truth when shown - the ignorant will pull off a blind eye and get on with day to day life. The Qur'an is the only guide to the way of peace and salvation for believers. Due to all the points in this article, male and female circumcision do not hold any grounding in Allah's true religion and is against the principles of the Qur'an - the Qur'an is against the practice of circumcision.

Parents reading this, who are considering circumcising their child despite Quranic evidence and shown the purpose of the foreskin, must also think that their child should be given his own choice in whether he wants to be circumcised or not - besides, religion must not be imposed on anyone (that is, assuming religion commanded circumcision). Even a consenting child who can talk cannot make informed decisions, as he is not fully aware of the purposes and functions of this part of the body, namely the sexual functions and simply trusts his parents. As a mother or a father, or if you are about to be one, you must also carry out adequate research yourself on the use and purpose of the foreskin to elucidate yourself and not simply follow the blind majority - the foreskin is not there by accident.

"If you obeyed most of those on earth, they would misguide you from Allah's Way. They follow nothing but conjecture. They are only guessing." (Qur'an 6:116)

In conclusion, Quranic evidence as well as medical sciences prove that circumcision of males is a practice against Allah's real religion and poses life-long disadvantages for the male as well as operative trauma. Ask yourself before you go ahead, what right do you have to alter what Allah Himself has created perfectly? Baby boys and children are perfect the way Allah has created them.

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"However, there's no compelling medical reason for circumcision and in the UK it's no longer routinely performed on healthy children - fewer than one in ten teenage boys has been circumcised."

- BBC, Dr. Rob Hicks (4)

"A study published in the April 2007 edition of of BJU International claims that it "conclusively shows that circumcised males have a significant penile sensory deficit as compared with non-circumcised intact men."

- NormUK.org (5)

"I happen to believe that I own my body: at no stage of my life did my parents or anyone else own it. My parents had the responsibility of caring for me, nurturing me, giving me guidance, example and a good start in life. As a baby boy I was circumcised. This was a 'routine circumcision done for no other reason than my mother thought it was 'better'.

- Anonymous (6)

"An infant boy is born with a healthy foreskin. Consequently, there are no medical indications for circumcision in the newborn period. Infant circumcision is a painful, stressful, and traumatic procedure that leaves the infant exhausted and debilitated to the extent that some are unable to suckle at the breast."

- DoctorsOpposingCircumcision.org (1)

References: http://www.quranicpath.com/misconceptions/circumcision.html

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