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Cosmic waves cause turbulence
At the debateable translucent thing or place
Some of u say it keeps us alive
The humble abode of our genetic code
Some of u feel supreme
Some of us inferior
Not by complex or design
But by lack of knowledge n insight
Turn on the air conditioner
Feel the breeze
Do u like it
Now turn off your conditioning?
It is not a machine
But invisible just like your soul
So who turned it on?
I know you feel the itch
You can not scratch enough and feel relief
Bondage by belief
Aaah you see the light
Do you really?
It must have been blinding
Give your money to the trickster
As he promises redemption
Never trust a person who says “God told me”
He talks loud and wears the worlds finest
As he tells you poverty leads to heaven
He calls you his child
You find comfort in that
Because you do not remember what your father looked like
They always go for the vulnerable
The ones struck by war and disease
They need hope the most
You must go through hell to be immune
Have you heard the crazy man
Say “hell is not a place, it is where you have been”
I have seen most of your faces there
Looking away as to not be noticed
Do not be ashamed
If you look closely you will see
They are there too
Tossing and turning
Addicted to “mor

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Terrorism is not Islam

In the HISTORY of the world, who has KILLED maximum INNOCENT
human beings❓

1) “Hitler”
Do you know who he was❓

He was a Christian, but media will never call Christians terrorists.

2) “Joseph Stalin called as Uncle Joe”.

He has killed 20 million human beings including 14.5 million were starved to death.

Was he a Muslim❓

3) “Mao Tse Tsung (China)”

He has killed 14 to 20 million human beings.

Was he a Muslim❓

4) “Benito Mussolini (Italy)”

He has killed 400 thousand human beings.

Was he a Muslim❓

5) “Ashoka” In Kalinga Battle

He has killed 100 thousand human beings.

Was he a Muslim❓

6) Embargo put by George Bush in Iraq,

1/2 million children
has been killed in Iraq alone!!! Imagine these people are never called terrorists by the media.

Why❓

Today the majority of the non-muslims are afraid by hearing the words “JIHAD”.

Jihad is an Arabic word which comes from root Arabic word “JAHADA” which means “TO STRIVE” or “TO STRUGGLE” against evil and for justice. It does not
mean killing innocents.

The difference is we stand against evil, not with evil”.

👉You still think that ISLAM is the problem❓

1. The First World War, 17 million dead
(caused by non-Muslim).

2. The Second World War, 50-55 million dead (caused by non-Muslim).

3. Nagasaki atomic bombs 200000 dead
(caused by non-Muslim).

4. The War in Vietnam, over 5 million dead (caused by non-Muslim).

5. The War in Bosnia/Kosovo, over 5,00,000 dead (caused by non-Muslim).

6. The War in Iraq (so far) 12,000,000 deaths
(caused by non-Muslim).

7. Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Burma etc (caused by non-Muslim).

8. In Cambodia 1975-1979, almost 3 million deaths (caused by non-Muslim).

“MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS
AND
TERRORISTS ARE NOT MUSLIMS.”

👉Please remove first double standards on Killings.

Terrorism has never been a monopoly of any Religion.

Who Is your Shepherd?

FIRST REMINDER. Thursday. 7th day of Shawwal. WHO IS YOUR SHEPHERD? Bit long but please don’t miss reading even a line of this spiritual guidance. Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Good guidance is Allah’s greatest gift to mankind. Those who accept this guidance are termed Muslims. The name of the guidance is Islam. That’s to submit or surrender to the guidance of the Creator. We cannot do without His guidance. Our lives will be absolutely be of any meaning, unless we acknowledge Allah and worship Him as He alone deserves to be worshipped. As long as we have right guidance, we would know where we came from and where we’re going to when we die. As Muslims, we are so very lucky because we don’t even have to hunt and search for the right guidance as non Muslims are struggling with. In the Holy Quran and the life of the Final Messenger Muhammad peace be upon him, we find all the guidance we need to be successful.

Every time we recite Suura Faatihah, we begin by thanking and praising and glorifying Allah, not because He needs praise and glory, but because we are so forgetful, we need to remind ourselves of Allah’s greatness and irresistible power:

Alhamdu lil-laahi Rabbil aalameen. Ar-Rahmanir Raheem. Maaliki yawmid-Deen.
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of All the worlds. The Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate. King of the Day of Judgement.

The next line defines of relations with Allah: Iy-ya kana’budu wa iy-ya kanas ta’een. You [alone] do we worship and from You [alone] do we seek for help. Then we come to the pivot of the matter, the real core of Sura Al Fatiha: “Ihdi nas Siraatal Mustaqeem!” “Guide us to the straight path!” Siraatal latheena an ‘amta ‘alayhim, ghairil maghthoobi alayhim, waladd dhal-leen. Ameen.
“The path of those with whom you are pleased, not the path of those who make you angry, nor of those who go astray. Ameen”

Brothers and Sisters, Allah’s guidance is the greatest gift we can ever hope for. Pleading for it is the essence of Sura Al Fatiha, the first Sura of the Holy Quran. In the next Sura, Al Baqara, we read in the opening lines:

Alif, Laam-Meem. Thaalikal kitaabu la rayba fee, Hudanlil mut-taqeem.

A.L.M. This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a Guide to those who have Taqwa, [those who regard Allah with an awe-inspired sense of love, fear and hope].

So, the first Sura teaches us how to ask for Allah’s guidance, and, moments later, in the very beginning of the next Sura we are promised that Divine Guidance within the Holy Quran itself. But the Holy Scripture needs to be interpreted to us. It needs to be made visible within the human context of time, place and circumstance. So, the Holy Quran again tells us that, “Truly in the Messenger of Allah, we have the finest of examples,” Uswatul hasanah.

Allah’s guidance covers the whole spectrum of life, from personal cleanliness to inheritance laws, obedience to parents, marriage etc. Brothers and Sisters, never hesitate to ask Allah for help, even for the smallest thing. For many years, I made the big mistake of thinking that I shouldn’t bother Allah to ask him for silly, small things, only for the big important things. I imagined that He’s too busy to care about little things. Then, one day I realized that my attitude was completely wrong. By thinking He’s too busy, I had fallen into the dangerous trap of attributing human weaknesses to Allah. He’s never too busy. He keeps the planets in their orbits while feeding an ant under a black rock on a dark night in the middle of the desert. He cares for everything from the biggest to the smallest. And He never gets tired. As we read in Ayatul kursi, the verse of the Throne:
La ta’ khuthuhu sinatun wa la nawm. Slumber does not overtake Him, nor sleep.
Wa la ya oothuhu hivthuhuma  Guarding and preserving the whole cosmos does not cause Him any fatigue.” So if you need anything, big or small, ask Allah.

We often forget that Allah alone can help us overcome the many problems we encounter in our daily lives. The secret is to keep Allah in mind, constantly, so that when any difficulty arises, we can address it confident in the knowledge that Allah is aware of our situation. We should never face any problem on our own; Allah is with us and He inspires and authorises the solution.

I remember reading a story about a young man who was keen to be a spiritual leader. But his Shaykh said to him, “Before you can hope to be a leader, you must answer this correctly. Imagine you are walking through the fields, when suddenly you are attacked by several sheepdogs at once. What will you do?” The man replied, “I will grab a stick or some stones to throw at them, and defend myself. His teacher smiled and said, “That’s not the answer. You may hold off one or two dogs, but the others will get you. You cannot defend yourself against so many attacking you all at once. The wise answer is to call on the shepherd, call the dogs’ master, and ask him for help. He’ll call the dogs away and they will leave you unharmed.”

Brothers and Sisters, this is of course a deeply philosophical story with many layers of meaning. The dogs are the problems we face in life, every day. The Shepherd is Allah. Don’t try to defend yourself without Allah. You cannot win. Take Allah into your confidence. Make Him part of your life, part of every waking and sleeping moment. Allah loves it when we seek His help in big and small matters. This is another dimension of Taqwa, being constantly mindful of Allah, filling our hearts with a sense of love fear and hope. We love Allah, we fear His punishment and we are ever hopeful of His forgiveness and Mercy. But we must do so with sincerity. Repent sincerely from the haraam job, haraam relationship, etc. We can’t succeed with anything wrong. May Allah aid us in our efforts to rely only on Him. Aameen.

Who I am?

who am i to say
everything will be okay
seize fire
as we watch empires fall to their knees
and plead
begging for mercy
for times wasted
running after power
ah if it was just that way
hungry for more they are
and you and me
we unknowingly feed the greed
as if it has been decreed
who needs shackles when you can control minds
buy buy buy
consume consume consume
shopping mall shrines
daily worship
hail the king currency
courtesy of the bank
how do you know your idea is yours
implanted,induced inscribed probed
you tell me how much you can call your own
when you have to pay money to get buried
i don’t worry so much
i just watch and learn
i thought i could change the world
mom said you are the universe
change yourself first.

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Xenophobia After we Help them

Xenophobia After African Nations Helped South Africans End Apartheid
Mawuna Remarque Koutonin,

Looking back at the struggle to get rid of the apartheid regime, Mr Koutonin wonders if South Africans have the moral right to take up arms against their African brothers and sisters, Nigerians among them.

In 1957, Miriam Makeba, the Grammy Award-winning musician from South Africa also called “Mama Africa,” recorded in the United States Pata Pata, the most recognizable African song in the world.

At the time, most of the African continent, except two or three countries, was still under European occupation.

Miriam Makeba used her newly-found popularity to speak out against the apartheid regime in her home country, South Africa. In retaliation, the apartheid regime suspended her passport in 1960, making her a stateless person.

Guinea and Ghana promptly issued her international passports, and nine other countries granted her traveling documents, too.

In 1968, after marrying a civil rights activist in the US, she was punished for engaging in the “black American” civil rights. Her record deals and tours were canceled by American companies. She suddenly found herself undesirable in the US, and her life under threat.

President Sekou Touré, from Guinea, immediately called her and offered her a home. She would spend fifteen years in Guinea, becoming a close friend of President Touré and his wife Andrée.

Touré went futher to appoint her as Guinea’s official delegate to the United Nations in New York, in order to provide her a platform to carry on with her engagement to end the apartheid in South Africa.

On May 25, 1963, Makeba was the only performer to be invited by the Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie to perform in Addis Ababa at the inauguration of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU).

Until the year 1960, the African National Congress’ fight against the apartheid regime in South Africa was yielding very little result. The whole world was quite indifferent to the suffering of black South Africans, and the regime was still strongly supported by Western countries that provided technology transfer, intelligence and favourable trade agreements.

Things started to change dramatically with the independence of African countries in the 1960s. The first leader to ever provide financial support to the ANC was Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the Nigerian prime minister — the only prime minister in Nigeria’s history.

He led a vocal protest against the Sharpeville massacre of 1960 and entered an alliance with Commonwealth ministers who wanted South Africa to leave the Commonwealth, in 1961.

From then till 1995, Nigeria alone spent over 61 billion dollars to support the end of apartheid — more than any other country in the world, according to the South African Institute of International Affairs.

Nigerian citizens were asked to make tax-deductible donations to support the ANC since the 1970s. Students across Nigerian universities and schools would sometimes forfeit their lunch to donate the money to the ANC.

Education for black South Africans was the most pressing need of the ANC. They insisted that they wanted their kids, the future leaders, to be educated up to, at least, a bachelor degree level in Africa.

Nigeria opened its elite secondary schools, federal government colleges, and universities like the Unilag, University of Ibadan, Ahmadu Bello Zaria, University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Ife and Benin, to South Africans.

Many of the ANC combatants arrived in Nigeria with body scars and diverse emotional traumas. Psychological help in terms of counselling was also available to a lot of kids who had not known anything except violence, harassment and humiliation by the apartheid police.

A lot of them were not prepared academically. They needed extra help that was provided. Additionally, Nigeria paid for hundreds of South Africans to graduate in Europe and North America.

On January 11, 1962, Nelson Mandela secretly left South Africa with the mission to meet as many African political leaders as possible and garner assistance for the ANC, including money and training for its military wing.

Mandela met with Emperor Haile Selassie I in Addis Ababa; the latter agreed to train Mandela and other ANC agents. In Egypt, Mandela met with President Gamal Abdel Nasser, and then went to Tunisia, where President Habib Bourguiba gave him £5000 for weaponry. He proceeded to Morocco, Mali, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, and Senegal, receiving funds from Liberian President William Tubman and Guinean President Ahmed Sékou Touré.

In fact, the 1962 tour idea was one of the best decisions the ANC ever took. Mandela succeeded to rally the whole continent behind the ANC.

The year 1963 would mark the tipping point in the fight against the apartheid regime. During that one year, the whole continent airspace was blocked to South African airlines, except the Angola transit point, because Angola was still occupied by the Portuguese.

Egypt banned South African ships from entering its ports, and while they were still allowed to use the Suez Canal, they were denied all facilities there. Ivory Coast closed seaports and airports to South Africa and Portugal. Ethiopia closed its airspace to South African aircrafts. The government of India announced that it is cutting India’s last remaining links with South Africa by refusing landing and passage facilities to South African aircrafts. Hungary announced the breaking-off of trade relations with South Africa. Cameroon closed its sea and airports to both Portugal and South Africa. Guinea announced that she has broken off diplomatic, commercial and cultural relations with South Africa and Portugal, and banned the entry of their nationals into Guinea. Sudan closed its sea and airports to South Africa and Portugal. Mauritius closed its sea and airports to South Africa and Portugal. Libya closed her sea and airports to South Africa and Portugal and denied them over flying rights. Chad closed its airspace to South Africa and Portuguese aircrafts, as well as to all other planes carrying goods or passengers to or from the two countries.

In September 1963, South African Airways were excluded from flying over the African continent, except for over Portuguese territory. The same month in Geneva, at the World Health Organization’s Regional Conference for Africa, twenty-six African delegates left the opening session in protest against the presence of South African and Portuguese delegates. The Conference was left without a quorum and adjourned.

In 1960, when the ANC was banned, many African countries promptly offered money and facilities to the ANC agents to continue their operations. Tanzania, Algeria, Ethiopia, Morocco, Zambia, Egypt, Uganda, and many other locations around the continent welcome the different operational branches of the ANC.

South Africans were unconditionally welcome in all African countries. “South Africans in Zambia were considered Zambians and were given preferential treatment. Free housing … Did not live in camps and were allowed to do business … My parents were one of those in exile,” wrote Frank Jr Rusqoe,
Botswana sheltered many ANC members, including Manto Tshabalala-Msimang. Tanzania had a bevy of African liberation movements housed in the capital city, including the PAC and ANC. Lesotho gave UN passports to the Woods family after they escaped South Africa. Mozambique housed Ruth First and Pallo Jordan who worked at the university of Maputo. Nelson Mandela received military training in Algeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania. Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma worked in Swaziland.

Even the current Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini, at the origin of the recent attack on African nationals, was provided with passport and financial aid to escape the apartheid regime and exiled to St Helena from 1968 to 1971.

The sacrifice of African nations for black South Africans was not limited to political and financial aid.

Hundreds of people were killed in Zambia, Mozambique and other places bombed by the apartheid regime in retaliation for their support to the ANC. African leaders attracted terrorist attacks and bombing from agents of apartheid.

Leaders like Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia put their countries’ progress on the line because they chose to oppose apartheid. Infiltration, sabotage was frequent in all neighbouring countries. The plane crash that killed Mozambique’s President Samora Machel was engineered by the apartheid regime.

In order to support frontline countries badly affected by the sabotage and retaliation from the apartheid regime, Nigeria and Libya provided substantial financial package to the Frontline States organization which was established to achieve democratic majority rule in South Africa. Former members included Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The East and Southern African frontline states paid the highest price for their commitment to South Africa, but the entire continent chipped in.

A continent-wide liberation committee was created by the OAU and headquartered in Tanzania to coordinate the efforts of countries across the continent to raise money and provide logistical supplies to the ANC.

Fela wrote Sorrow, Tears and Blood about Rhodesia and South Africa and used his celebrity status to charge against the apartheid regime. Another Nigerian, Sony Okosun, sang manyanti-apartheid songs, including hits like A Fire in Soweto. Countless artists have used their voice to carry hope for black South Africans.

The recent events in South Africa brought up a very tricky topic. South Africans who support the actions against the African migrants called “foreigners” asked other Africans not to blackmail them because of their past support to end apartheid.

Some loudly proclaimed, “We liberated South Africa by ourselves,” and some asked for an account of what the Africans have really done for them to require a special treatment. Some went further to say, “We were not born at that time, so we are not liable”.

They need to be reminded

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Chapel Hill shootings

#muslimlivesmatter we are peaceful, loving and caring religion, Adolf Hitler isn’t a Muslim, Bush isn’t 1 either, nor Nathayahu a Muslim,never was a time when we Muslims are terrorist never will be, our races have nothing to do with terror, if it does let’s reflect history, may be Jews or white got Lil bit. We demand justice for all everlasting peace equity among all, let’s he that is right be righteous still, let’s he that is worthy be worthy still.

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The western media, and so called International media has either deliberately dumfounded all reasons. Freedom of speech is limited to imperialists views. Last month all media attentions were in Paris, over 2 million March in solidarity with France and victims family, same days a huge hell storm masacre of over 2000 innocent civillians took place in Baga North eastern Nigeria by Boko haram, responds by the world is very discouraging, disappointing. I tried all logically related calculus but  still confused 17> 2000.
In conclusion terrorism in 21st century today can’t be defined with out who the victor’s race and religion is defined, we have a different meaning which I quote “Terrorism is the killing of Innocent human being by a muslim
Or non white race”. #chapelhillshooting

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi’s Book Review

Such an Inspirational brave man

Moments Untouched

Reblogged from: http://goodgovernanceinnigeria.wordpress.com

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is Governor of the CBN. He emerged last week in the TIMES International magazine as the 11th most influential man in the universe.
Please if you write a silly book, don’t invite Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to make a presentation. I guess Olaniwun Ajayi has learnt from this. Sanusi faults Olaniwun Ajayi on Northern domination. The Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, surprised guests present at the Muson Centre for the launching of the book of Sir Olaniwun Ajayi at the Muson Centre in Lagos. The book titled: ” Nigeria: Africa’s failed asset?” attracted many important dignitaries, intellectuals and some governors. The argument by discussants centred on whether or not the colonial masters laid the foundation for the problems Nigeria is currently facing. Many argued that the British loved the North and that was why it gave more than 50 percent of the National Assembly seats…

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7 arguments against war in Iraq and Syria

Great job tim holmes

Tim Holmes

1. It won’t work – and is likely to backfire.

iraq-quagmire

“What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens?” muses neoconservative William Kristol. The media debate follows similar lines. Yet in Libya, former MI6 head of counterterrorism Richard Barrett points out, “military intervention without a proper plan to follow up had all sorts of unintended consequences and led to chaos and instability.” “It’s just reaching for a hammer because it is a hammer and it’s to hand,” he adds. Airstrikes “have to have a very clear purpose and objective … I’m not sure we have that”. Instead, we seem to be engaging in “gesture politics”.

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EFFECTS OF COLD WATER

Effects of Cold Water After Meal…For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. You may have been believing dat it is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. Be warned!  D cold water will solidify d oily stuff dat you have just consumed. It will slow down d digestion. Once this “sludge’ reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by the intestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal. A serious note about heart attacks – you should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting. Be aware of intense pain in the jaw line. You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let’s be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we can survive. A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to 10 people; you can be sure that we will save at least one life. Read this & send to a friend. It can save a life. So, Please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about…It’s never late….Forward soon.

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