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Updated: Oct 24, 2022

Lots of videos to start - can skip to later part of this blog post.

Bismallah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem


60,846 views Streamed live on Oct 9, 2022

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Islamic talks:

This (again, it comes back to riba - economics - economic power):


-- Important - /\ "(paraphrasing) The global South haven't had time, haven't been soverign Capitalist States for as long as the States that started "global capitalism"

- Thinking: And with the "great reset" etc. the elite and the capitalist bankers know that with climate change and other threats (people being brought to states of fear, states of anger with governments, incoming more and more disruptions and "disorder" especially because of climate change and probably incoming food shortages and refugees etc. - no thanks in part to America and capitalism (greed) as well...obviously is why they might want to create this kind of "Brave New World" "1984" type of stuff along with whatever religious/non-religious beliefs they might hold (nihilism, athiesm, Zionism (Isreal - Jerusalem is thought to be the place where Jesus (A.S.) will rule from, of course in a lot of people's beliefs, so they are trying to fulfill their belief's prophecies...)

Pretty good, alright, I didn't pay much attention to it though, when it comes to Ukraine at this point. Good to see it on Democracy at Work...:


Scary - powerful video:



Was actually just looking at this a few days after (but before this post):

------ - was formerly known as Persia (dur, no, I honestly didn't know that, should have at this point I feel like though - ha - there's a lot of things one can learn (so much, so much))



  • King of Anshan

  • King of Persia

  • King of Media

  • King of the World

  • King of Kings

  • Great King

  • Mighty King

  • King of Babylon

  • King of Sumer and Akkad

  • King of the Four Corners of the World

  • King of the Universe

"The Jews honored him as a dignified and righteous king. In one Biblical passage, Isaiah refers to him as Messiah (lit. "His anointed one") (Isaiah45:1), making him the only gentile to be so referred.[citation needed] Elsewhere in Isaiah, God is described as saying, "I will raise up Cyrus in my righteousness: I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild my city and set my exiles free, but not for a price or reward, says God Almighty." (Isaiah45:13) As the text suggests, Cyrus did ultimately release the nation of Israel from its exile without compensation or tribute. These particular passages (Isaiah 40–55, often referred to as Deutero-Isaiah) are believed by most modern critical scholars to have been added by another author toward the end of the Babylonian exile (c. 536 BC).[119]"

"Cyrus is well-known for having respected the customs and religions of the lands he conquered.[12] He was important in developing the system of a central administration at Pasargadae governing satraps in the empire's border regions, which worked very effectively and profitably for both rulers and subjects.[6][13] The Edict of Restoration, a proclamation attested by a cylinder seal in which Cyrus authorized and encouraged the return of the Israelites to the Land of Israel following his conquest of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, is described in the Bible and likewise left a lasting legacy on the Jewish religion due to his role in ending the Babylonian captivity and facilitating the Jewish return to Zion. According to Isaiah 45:1 of the Hebrew Bible,[14] God anointed Cyrus for this task, even referring to him as a messiah (lit. 'anointed one'); Cyrus is the only non-Jewish figure in the Bible to be revered in this capacity.[15]"

"Cyrus is also recognized for his achievements in human rights, politics, and military strategy, as well as his influence on both Eastern and Western civilizations. The Achaemenid influence in the ancient world would eventually extend as far as Athens, where upper-class Athenians adopted aspects of the culture of the ruling class of Achaemenid Persia as their own.[16] Having originated from Persis, roughly corresponding to the modern-day Fars Province of Iran, Cyrus has played a crucial role in defining the national identity of modern Iran.[17][18][19] He remains a cult figure amongst modern Iranians, with his tomb serving as a spot of reverence for millions of people.[20] In the 1970s, the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, identified Cyrus' famous proclamation inscribed onto the Cyrus Cylinder as the oldest-known declaration of human rights,[21] and the Cylinder has since been popularized as such.[22][23][24] This view has been criticized by some Western historians as a misunderstanding of the Cylinder's generic nature as a traditional statement that new monarchs make at the beginning of their reign.[25][23][24][26][27]"


-- Yet where is the respect of people and their religion in modern Isreal and their treatment of Palestine? Yet when it was called Palestine people were free to practice their religion.

- Where is the fear of Yahweh? I've heard they have brothels everywhere in Tel Aviv - a lot of women brought in coming from Ukraine and Russia (and probably the Eastern European region in general)...? Global gay pride parades. Then having strict strict rules regarding the observance of the sabbath (Saturdays) - laws applying to everyone, even for non-Jews...kind of weird right? Anyway, as like on the George Galloway show, even some Jew's themselves will call out Isreal. Is not antisemitic. There's a bunch of crap about everything (political power - social power) anti Isreal or "zionist" as being put under the banner of being against Judaism and Jewish people. - "Is a bunch of hogwash" as George Galloway might say.


Zoroastrianism or Mazdayasna is an Iranian religion and one of the world's oldest organized faiths, based on the teachings of the Iranian-speaking prophet Zoroaster (also known as Zaraθuštra in Avestan or as Zartosht in Persian).[1][2] It has a dualistic cosmology of good and evil within the framework of a monotheisticontology and an eschatology which predicts the ultimate conquest of evil by good.[3] Zoroastrianism exalts an uncreated and benevolent deity of wisdom known as Ahura Mazda (lit.'Lord of Wisdom') as its supreme being.[4] Historically, the unique features of Zoroastrianism, such as its monotheism,[5]messianism, belief in free will and judgement after death, conception of heaven, hell, angels, and demons, among other concepts, may have influenced other religious and philosophical systems, including the Abrahamic religions and Gnosticism,[6][7][8]Northern Buddhism,[7] and Greek philosophy.[9]

"The most important texts of Zoroastrianism are those contained within the Avesta, which includes the central writings thought to be composed by Zoroaster known as the Gathas, that define the teachings of Zoroaster and which are poems within the liturgy of worship, the Yasna which serve as the basis for worship. The religious philosophy of Zoroaster divided the early Iranian gods of the Proto-Indo-Iranian tradition into emanations of the natural world as ahuras[15] and daevas,[16] the latter of which were not considered to be worthy of worship. Zoroaster proclaimed that Ahura Mazda was the supreme creator, the creative and sustaining force of the universe through Asha,[4] and that human beings are given a choice between supporting Ahura Mazda or not, making them ultimately responsible for their choices. Though Ahura Mazda has no equal contesting force, Angra Mainyu (destructive spirit/mentality), whose forces are born from Aka Manah (evil thought), is considered to be the main adversarial force of the religion, standing against Spenta Mainyu (creative spirit/mentality).[17] Middle Persian literature developed Angra Mainyu further into Ahriman, advancing him to be the direct adversary to Ahura Mazda.[18]

Additionally, the life force that originates from Ahura Mazda, known as Asha (truth, cosmic order),[4][19] stands in opposition to Druj (falsehood, deceit).[20][21] Ahura Mazda is considered to be all-good with no evil emanating from the deity.[4] Ahura Mazda works in gētīg (the visible material realm) and mēnōg (the invisible spiritual and mental realm)[22] through the seven (six when excluding Spenta Mainyu) Amesha Spentas.[23]


-- Seems a lot like Islam, has many similarities anyway: and Allah SWT sent the Prophet Muhammad SAW as the seal of the Prophets and the Quran and perfected religion. Why Jews etc. don't accept Islam and the fact that God created all people as being equal in God's eyes and that what we do with our lives, how we conduct ourselves, our actions, words, heart, devotion to God, (striving) etc. is beyond me. Makes perfect sense.

-- A Prophet - not in the Abrahamic line - one of the other prophets that was sent (pretty clear to me anyway) and a true monotheistic religion (there are others as well, such as what Native American indigenous people and others used to or do have/believe - they believed in One God as well - and that is why I believe Allah says - It is not fit and right to say that Allah has taken upon himself a son - one reason being - it negates the good actions of non-believers and is kind of disrespectful of others and of God himself (enormity of, reverence, ...))


What is Islam? ...

Know Allah S.W.T. - Know thyself...

Tis deep. Which is good because life is not long but not that short either.

Consciousness *Sun rays beaming out little picture*

Follow - Remember Omar R.A.

Islamic Guidance vid ("To Every Nation a Messenger was Sent" -> Alex Rubinstein segment on George Galloway show.

- YT Shorts: Sheikh Imran Hosein - There are worlds within man that a woman can unlock - spiritually and intellectually -


Okay, now really, on with my main post:


Can civilization survive really existing capitalism - ? My question I've been thinking about - really - about this American form of big business capitalism - "capitalism as a term is vague enough to fit and hold many different meanings under its umbrella"...yes(!). How should we organize gov. within the society, really? And limit monotenization or de-monotenize land, or and etc.? How big? what do you mean in terms of size? Just laws? What if there aren't enough anti-business influence laws like today - makes Washington (D.C.) periphery very BIG. Big Business Gov.

-See all this farmland and/or pasture and knowing what I know about permaculture, the homelessness crisis, etc., as examples;

-Have to ask and wonder, does capitalism really always work to add the most value for the benefit of human well-being? (value-added, -market economic theory of supply-demand) & is (our) capitalism even sane or rational (greenhouse gasses, top-soil (loss), global level bio-diversity loss, market & people diversity (global)/resiliency, (naturalism - naturalist(s) a bit - man - women - nature - social-ism, social interactions, grounding, connection, surviving, working, brains, uh...(so much stuff one can think about).

"Deen" - America's "religion" - beliefs, -> = way of life, culture...

- "Corporate campaign to produce a stupid nation" -

Given America's outsized global influence, what effects has and does this have on the world? - Is quite obvious our "deen" & form of capitalism, commerce-ialism has had a huge influence of the world's and people's views about the world (Dunya in Islamic terms) & the way to achieve "success" & development (model). - Dominant - global reserve currency - like how - some people now view other people as not mattering (related) - that the majority are insignificant and we must, you know, develop technologically and depopulate & try to limit the hurt to our planet, like we're some dumb species & a virus on the earth (like a yeast infection) & we can't do anything to change it (ourselves) - like there are just no options, no ways to live and be other than just, "this is it" (- or something). - And we have to control people and the masses - (ew - spit on this!)

- "Failure by design" - most all normal people are aware of problems and the failures of our ways - our organization of society, capitalism's effects, failures and unfairness - the challenges that we're creating and are beginning to grow larger in our times.

- EROI (energy return on investment), top-soil loss, inequality, injustice, etc. -Loss of trust in Government but apathy to real change and questioning of how (to go about).

The nature of work - lack of trust - hourly pay/wages - sovereignty/freedom just worker bees with no say in anything - instead of a cooperative in sharing a portion of the "value added profit" (thankfully I found Islam which gives obvious motivation to do good, do really good work outstanding work and being honest, chip in as much as you can really while being patient and wise, there is no future or past only the present but what determines the present? The past. Where are you going with your life? (have goals, etc. it isn't just all about money but money is nice, it's good) and to battle one's low desires and not get angry (try) and try not to complain or backbite or cause drama etc. but of course most people in America have no religion or anything (or not much), there just trying to make it and find happiness etc. sticking to you know, own's goals etc. still and etc. but really having no sense of things - guidance...)

The world will never be perfect - including what's inside ourselves but why would we let that stop us from attempting to building a beautiful world? Overflowing with goodness and grace? (grace is subtle - like flowers and gentle breeze) (anthropogenic way of looking at it but humanly universal).

10/13/2022: Human - beings* Despite differences (politically, religious) and such I can still like and love my fellow human beings and want what is good and best.


Did not watch but : The $52 TRILLION Bubble That Will Collapse EVERYTHING Stoic Finance • 63K views

--- Highly important and recommended:

Nice, was thinking about this (I blogged about it before) before. - A great reset of global debts and a new system reset, along with a Just, good and non-corrupt - global democratic organization - Do away with the third world countries' debts, do away with the debt-based system and riba (interest). Put more rules on the stock market (actually, the stock market is questionable itself in relation to capitalism, just because of the nature of money obviously...).

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George Galloway

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it's another thing to try to do that in

3:25 the midst of an ongoing air campaign

3:27 where Russia is going to be continue

3:29 down until you can destroy you before

3:31 these systems put in

3:33 um you know but all it shows is that

3:35 NATO rather than doing the right thing

3:37 and going to Ukraine and saying hey we

3:39 might want to look for a diplomatic off

3:41 ramp that allows you to preserve as much

3:43 of your country as possible and as many

3:45 lives as possible NATO's doubling down

3:48 on their Bad Bet

3:50 um only you know working to lengthen

3:53 this tragic conflict which in the end

3:55 will result in the same outcome Russia

3:58 wins

3:59 um but this time Russia's Victory will

4:01 come with a far greater you know blood

4:03 debt tens of thousands or more

4:05 ukrainians will die thousands of

4:07 Russians will die

4:09 um mothers will no longer have their

4:11 husbands will no longer have their sons

4:13 wives it's just this is tragic for

4:16 everybody and uh it just it's something

4:19 that seems to escape everybody in nato

4:21 in Kiev in Washington DC it it seems as

4:24 if Humanity no longer has any value that

4:27 it's all about geopower politics it's

4:29 all about trying to uh you know

4:32 outmaneuver Russia and some Grand uh you

4:35 know Global scheme but War isn't about

4:37 that war is about people killing people

4:40 and that's what's going on right now

4:43 uh stoltenberg uh took the mask off

4:47 didn't he yesterday he said uh a victory

4:51 for the Russian side in this conflict

4:54 would be a defeat for NATO and that

4:59 cannot be allowed to happen this was a

5:02 declaration of NATO's involvement in the

5:06 war up front and public wasn't it 100 I

5:09 mean it's also curious again that um you

5:12 know he chose this this moment to uh to

5:15 to take the mask off as you uh so

5:18 eloquently said

Remove these idiots:

happen stolenberg's scared stoltenberg

5:42 knows what's going on stoltenberg

5:43 understands what happened and that's why

5:45 he did the next dumbest thing

5:47 which is to announce that NATO will

5:50 continue a nuclear exercise next week

5:54 it's an annual exercise of NATO's

5:56 nuclear uh capabilities but this is not

6:00 the right time you know at a time and

6:02 when the president of Ukraine is calling

6:05 for a preemptive NATO nuclear strike

6:07 against Russia why would NATO exercise

6:11 the very means that would be used to

6:14 carry out a preemptive nuclear strike

6:16 against Russia uh the wise thing to do

6:19 something that a man of maturity uh you

6:23 know a man of intelligence a man of

6:25 humanity would do would be to cancel or

6:27 postpone these uh this this exercise so

6:30 as not to unnecessarily Elevate tensions

6:34 at a time when nuclear weapons are being

6:36 discussed uh but that's not what he did

6:38 he doubled down on his notion that

6:41 Russia cannot be allowed to win

6:43 therefore to help preclude a Russian

6:46 Victory NATO is going to do what test

6:49 its nuclear Arsenal this is insanity of

6:52 the highest order

6:55 yes I mean they'll be making dramas

6:57 about uh that uh in in years to come if

7:03 we are permitted any years to come

7:05 because of course upon that uh

7:08 announcement that you referred to Russia

7:11 immediately began exercises amongst its

7:15 civilian population

7:16 Distributing leaflets putting out films

7:19 and uh organizing the population to

7:24 prepare for the possibility of weapons

7:28 of mass destruction uh coming in and and

7:32 uh and being used to attack them they

7:36 are giving out leaflets for example I

7:38 saw one earlier today which when

7:41 translated was a leaflet telling you

7:44 what to do about the possibility of

7:46 radiation poisoning it's like going back

7:50 uh I don't know if you recall those days

7:53 Scott to the 1980s the placement of

7:59 Crews and Pershing missiles in Europe

8:02 the fear amongst the the Eastern Bloc at

8:08 the Warsaw Pact countries that nuclear

8:11 war was going to be preemptively

8:13 launched by NATO now it never was going

8:17 to be and of course it did not happen

8:20 but you still see great movies and

8:23 dramas today about the tension that that

8:27 led to and I could hardly believe my

8:30 ears when they announced they're going

8:32 to have a nuclear drill

this is literally lunacy of the highest

9:41 order and I'm not just you know worried

9:45 about it I'm angered I mean we spent a

9:49 lot of time and effort and money uh

9:53 making the world a safer place to live

9:55 and now thanks to people like John

9:58 stolenberg Donald Trump for getting out

10:00 of the INF treaty Joe Biden and others

10:03 uh we're just going right back to square

10:05 one and we're making the same mistake

10:07 Abel Archer 83 was a NATO nuclear

10:10 exercise that almost brought NATO and

10:14 Russia to nuclear conflict because the

10:16 Russians didn't realize until the last

10:17 minute that this was just an exercise

10:19 they thought it was the real deal and

10:22 that's one of the things that led Ronald

10:23 Reagan to sign the INF treaty this

it you might say you didn't have to be

10:49 Einstein to foresee it uh the attack by

10:54 a terror uh bomb uh on the Kirch Bridge

10:58 was a big mistake by Ukraine

11:02 100 and um you know but so was the uh

11:06 the assassination of Daria dugina

11:09 um you know so were so many other things

11:11 that are that have been done here the

11:13 the ukrainians are

11:16 in danger of not just having the

11:19 Russians recognize the reality of this

11:21 regime but the world to wake up to the

11:23 fact that if you carry out an act of

11:26 terrorism which of course the attack on

11:28 the kirchbris was then those who

11:30 perpetrated are terrorists and if a

11:33 state sponsors this they become State

11:36 sponsors of terrorism the Ukrainian

11:38 government has literally defined itself

11:40 as a state sponsor of terrorism and its

11:43 intelligence services are now a

11:46 terrorist organization

11:48 um this is an uncomfortable reality for

11:50 the people that support them but it's

11:52 it's one thing to have Russia call them

11:54 out another thing to have done something

11:57 that actually put Russia in a direction

12:00 that they did not want to go you know

12:03 Russia could have taken the gloves off

12:05 at any time over the past eight months

12:07 anytime they didn't Russia has not been

12:10 seeking this escalation Russia has been

12:13 seeking a diplomatic solution to this

12:17 crisis but now because of this attack

12:20 diplomacy is off the table the gloves

12:22 are off and the ukrainians are going to

12:24 pay you know as they said in Games of

12:26 Throne the the iron price

12:29 um it's I don't think this ends well for

12:32 Ukraine in fact I don't think this ends

12:34 with Ukraine uh being anywhere near the

12:36 the nation state we currently see I

12:39 think it's going to be uh smaller uh

12:43 more fractured and it certainly won't be

12:45 governed by you know the Nazi embracing

12:48 regime of uh velodimir zielinski


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Are You Sure You're An Atheist?

The very identification with the words 'atheism' and 'theism' still implies a belief in the Word, whereby we are still "the Word made flesh" inasmuch as all following discourses of this nature are concerned. We may say that this Word is not of the Holy Spirit. But the fact we believe language means anything in essence means that we're not free from the religious nature of language. Therefore, so long as we are structured via the Word, particularly in relation to anyone who is supposed to know - including science - still the Holy Spirit as the human community remains through the Word. It is not too great a leap to posit Hegel's Geist (the defining spirit or mood of a particular period of history as shown by the ideas and beliefs of the time) as being rooted in the Word, whereby there is still the Spirit.

We must understand this if we are to understand the self-deceiving nature of atheism, if only because language is ultimately of ignorance and devoid of any and all final answers and/or unifying certainties. A great atheist quip may be, "God does not believe in God" - which effectively means that there is no savior, no knower, and no account keeper of our deeds. But, here, our memory betrays us, because memory is the savior of our sense of being an identifiable self via knowing and keeping account of who and what this "I" is to begin with, which necessarily just puts us back into the discourses and associations of the Word. Identity, then, must be realized as still being religiously bound by the Word.

Furthermore, there are those who will say that this binding is not religious, but is instead of instincts. Yet, instincts, as we all know, cannot be extricated from Nature with a capital N - and so an all-knowing force. Nature, as such, is obviously a mere substitute for God, just another permutation of the all-knowing. Thus Nature only reveals the unprocessed theism persisting within atheistic naturalism. Self-styled scientists who call themselves atheists are thus still in error in regards to Nature. This is because so long as there is any transference (the redirection to a substitute) invested in any "Other" there is still that "Other" who or which has some sort of absolute knowledge, which cannot be extricated from a desire to know the ultimate meaning of existence. Thus, God remains in the atheist's unconscious.

To even say "God is dead" does not kill God as there is still a God who died. We may believe we have disavowed God, but so long as we are involved whatsoever with any type of ontological foundation of significance, lawfulness, ethics, coherency, and/or order - including even believing in cause and effect - we are not truly atheists. Just about everyone remains religious, even if only unconsciously, as religion is first and foremost a binding of individuals into a relationship or collective via reverence and obligations.

With this in mind the question is whether we can eliminate God from the natural sciences. What would the sciences be like without presupposing or positing any variant whatsoever of the all-knowing? Could there be a new scientific worldview that is really, instead of speciously, atheistic? Ultimately, because there is a fidelity to what anyone takes to be their worldview, even if it is scientific, we are still talking about the binding of religion. Materialists in this regard are authentic believers. Because not only is the scientific worldview embraced by an underlying theological conception of ex nihilo, but furthermore the materialist's worldview is to see life through a materialistic lens. So, despite materialism's claims of being free from God, still we are only really talking about whether existence is without a God or a God-like substance, and so a mere adjustment of one's conscious cognitive attitudes to and judgments of existence, which thus places one in such a discourse that makes one still bound to the Word. What this means is that the materialist is only practicing another religion than the theist, as their discourse, cognition, worldview, evaluations, ideations, emotions, and motivations are still invested in their lens of what existence is.

Then, there are the multitude of atheistic saviors, like Marx, believing they can usher in some Messianic Utopia through doing away with God. This incarnation of an atheistic Messiah is still religious. Thus God persists unconsciously in part through manifesting itself in the guides of things other than the monotheistic God, in forms that do not appear to be theological in any received sense.

Then there is the perversion of speciously atheistic libertines, superficially blasphemous hedonists, and even the Nietszchean Will To Power, all needing God as an implicit or explicit point of reference lending their pseudo-transgressive acting out an aura of titillating defiance. But what are we defying? Thus these provocations are rooted in God, despite their cheap thrills relying upon permanent, impotent rebellion against this theistic triumvirate. But this gives a hint about the nature of God being rooted in the fantasmic figure of the forefather, the great father whose excessive enjoyment blots us out as being insignificant mortals. What this reveals is the perverted nature of the atheist and theist alike, who consecrates himself to plugging in the void or hole of the "Other" in order to claim "I am the Word" who must fill in the maternal hole. That is to say, by saying "I am the Word" I must be the beloved of the m-Other. So too, those who believe they are freeing mankind of God are only seeking to emulate Christ as little redeemers, as copycat perverts. We may say there is no locus of omniscience, omnipotence, wholeness, complete closure, and the like. But, on the other hand, we continuously set about seeking for omniscience, omnipotence, wholeness, complete closure, and the like. What then can there be of atheism, but a desire-extinguishing disillusionment, without an "Other", as even the notion of being redeemed from a redeemer is still to seek redemption? When we believe one day God finally no longer will arrive, are we not waiting for a Messiah? And though we may say that we can transubstantiate God into man, well, Christ already beat us to it.

The Logos, as such, and due to its inextricability from history, leads us to realize there is no God in the Heavens, but rather God is the very Word. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." This is not to say anything about Christ being identified with the Logos, but that we as affected and affecting others with the Word cannot ultimately get rid of God without getting rid of the Word. Unfortunately, Nietszche already said that so long as we have too much faith in language, the laws of grammar, and contextualization, we will never rid ourselves of God. And so Kierkegaard was correct in saying that as we use the logic of language to express existence and purpose, we will always leap to faith in the Word guiding our lives. This faith does not negate our reason.

So how can one truly be an atheist? By only accepting and internalizing that language does not mean anything, that language is ultimately of ignorance and devoid of any and all final answers and/or unifying certainties. Thus, there is no savior, no knower, and no account keeper of our deeds. There is no identity, no Nature, and no all-knowing force. God is not dead, but rather God never even existed. There is no ontological foundation of significance, lawfulness, ethics, coherency, and/or order - including cause and effect. There will not be a Messianic Utopia. There is nothing of God to defy. Eternity does not blot us out as being insignificant mortals. There is no seeking of omniscience, omnipotence, wholeness, complete closure, and the like. There is no redemption.

But, alas, we are affected and affect others with the Word. We have too much faith in language, the laws of grammar, and contextualization. We use the logic of language to express existence, purpose, and reason. And so there is always transference invested in the Word, as much as we believe language can somehow lead us into knowing the ultimate meaning of existence. We are individuals bound in relationships and collectives via reverence and obligations. We abide by, defend, and are loyal to our worldviews, see existence through this lens, plot out our discourses through this lens, and our evaluations, ideations, emotions, and motivations are still invested in this lens of what we believe existence is. All of this is to say that even when we reject God, still we replace this God with just another God; and this will eventually end up bearing the same problematic resemblance as God.

So how can one truly be an atheist? We realize the real problem is "transference", specifically our transference onto the Word, the "Other". We ask the real question: What is the deeper issue or unfinished business from our pasts that is causing us to communicate via this active transference onto the Word, the "Other", whatsoever? Then we enter the state of nature from which we have been forever severed by our entrance into language. We enter the state in which there is nothing but need which cannot be assimilated through identification with any Word. We enter the state which underlies existence as a product of thought and language. We enter desire itself; not a desire for anything, but the lack, the void, the unwordable.


---> Really great:

___> Learning myself - Light upon light. - The Quran is the greatest light (Shia and Sunni's should not be divided in this world but be closer in ties than with others but, inshallah).


Section 4:To Always Depend Upon Allah’s Will

Surah Al-Kahf – Verses 23 - 24 وَلاَ تَقُولَنَّ لِشَيْءٍ إِنّـِي فَاعِلٌ ذَلِكَ غَداً إِلَّا أَن يَشَاءَ اللَّهُ ۚ وَاذْكُر رَّبَّكَ إِذَا نَسِيتَ وَقُلْ عَسَىٰ أَن يَهْدِيَنِ رَبِّي لِأَقْرَبَ مِنْ هَٰذَا رَشَدًا 23. “And do not say, regarding anything, ‘I will do that tomorrow,’” 24. “Save (say): ‘If Allah pleases’, and remember your Lord when you forget, and say: ‘It may be that my Lord will guide me to a nearer way to the right than this’.” Allah (s.w.t.) prohibits His Prophet (S) in this holy verse to say that he does so and so the following day unless he depends that affair to the Will of Allah and he says: ‘If Allah pleases’. Thus, Allah desires to train people and He teaches them that whenever they say something about an affair concerning the future, they ought to say this holy phrase, in order that if the affair had not been done the servant would not have said a falsehood. The reason of this statement lies in the fact that man’s power is limited and it is not right and logical for him to decisively inform of something when the appearance of some barriers against it is probable, and many a time the information happens falsehood, save that it be followed by the phrase ‘Allah Willing’. Saying the holy phrase ‘Allah Wiling’, which indicates to the belief in ‘The Power and Will of Allah’, was a phrase used by Allah’s saints for ‘resting upon’ in their conversation. For instance, this meaning has also been narrated in the Qur’an from the tongue of prophets. In Surah Yusuf, No.12, verse 99, Jacob says to his children: “…Enter safe into Egypt If Allah please”. In the current Surah (Al-Kahf), verse 69, Moses says to Khidr: “…Allah Willing, you shall find me patient…”. In Surah Al-Qasas, No.28, verse 27, Hadrat Shu‘ayb says to Hadrat Moses: “…If Allah please, you will find me one of the righteous.” In Surah As-Saffat, no.37, verse 102, Ishmael (as) tells his father Abraham (as): “…If Allah please, you will find me of the patient ones.” Of course, the purpose of saying “Allah Willing”, or “If Allah please”, and “I take refuge in Allah” and the like of them are not some things to be uttered unintentionally and barely by tongue, but the purpose of it for a servant is to have such a belief and such a knowledge in mind (heart) and in all dimensions of his life. Imam Sadiq (as) recommended us not to forget to write ‘If Allah pleases’ even in our writings. One day he told someone to write a letter. When he (as) observed that the letter was not involved with the phrase: ‘Allah Willing’, he said: “How do you hope that this work will be completed?”1 Wherever the Prophet of Islam (S) entered a graveyard, he used to say: “If Allah please, we will join you”, while death is sure to happen.2 A human being is free and has choice, but he is not absolutely independent. It is not so that all affairs to be given him in a manner that he can perform them without the Will of Allah (s.w.t.). In other words, human beings are neither in compulsion nor the free will of all affairs has been offered to them, but human’s freedom is conditioned to Allah’s Will. The verse says: “Save (say): ‘If Allah pleases’…” Then, next to this sentence, the Qur’an says: “…and remember your Lord when you forget…” This statement denotes to this meaning that if you forget to add the holy phrase ‘If Allah please’ to the news that you inform of the events related to the future, whenever later you remember it immediately make amends it and recite ‘If Allah pleases’, because this action will compensate the past. Besides that, you should say that you are hopeful that your Lord may show you a way more clear than this. The verse continues saying: “…and say: ‘It may be that my Lord will guide me to a nearer way to the right than this’.” Finally, Sayyid Murtada, who is the most learned one amongst the scholars of Shi‘ah, on the commentary of this part of the verse which is recited: “…and say: ‘It may be that my Lord will guide me to a nearer way to the right than this” says: that he ought to say it may be that Allah will bestow on The Prophet (S) some miracles and evidences to prove his prophethood that will be stronger and more expressive than the story of the Companions of the Cave. Hence, Allah, the Exalted, bestowed some evidences and miracles more effective on His Prophet. Allah informed His Messenger (S) of all unseen sciences and details about the lives and deeds of the whole prophets. Those facts were some proofs which were more clear and stronger than the story of the Companions of the Cave. Surah Al-Kahf – Verses 25 - 26 وَلَبِثُوا فِي كَهْفِهِمْ ثَلاَثَ مِاْئَةٍ سِنِينَ وَازْدَادُوا تِسْعاً قُلِ اللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا لَبِثُوا لَهُ غَيْبُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالاَرْضِ أَبْصِرْ بِهِ وَأَسْمِعْ مَا لَهُم مِن دُونِهِ مِن وَلِيٍّ وَلاَ يُشْرِكُ فِي حُكْمِهِ أَحَداً 25. “And they remained in their Cave three hundred years, and (to that also) they added nine more.” 26. “Say: ‘Allah knows best how long they remained. To Allah belongs the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. How clear of sight is He and keen of hearing! There is none to be a guardian for them besides Him; and He makes none to share in His Sovereignty” The Sleep of the Companions of the Cave The frame of references existed in the former holy verses denoted that the sleep of the Companions of the Cave was a very long sleep. This matter moves the sense of curiosity of every listener. He may desire to know how many years precisely they remained in their long sleep. This holy verse removes the doubt of the listener when it says: “And they remained in their Cave three hundred years, and (to that also) they added nine more.” Therefore, the total years that they remained and slept in the Cave counted three hundred and nine years. The Jews asked Hadrat Ali (as) about the length of the time that the Companions of the Cave remained in the Cave. He (as) answered them it was 309 years. They said that it had been mentioned 300 years in their Book. Hadrat Ali (as) said that nine years was the difference between the solar year and lunar year.34 In Maraqi’s it is cited that this nine years is counted as a miracle of the Qur’an which has considered the difference between solar years and lunar years so precisely. It may be said that the number of the years had been the same 300 years to which later people added nine years where the Qur’an says: “…and (to that also) they added nine more.” So, in answer to that, Allah says: “Say: ‘Allah knows best how long they remained...” It is evident that the purpose of Allah, the Exalted, by this verse is reasoning to His wonderful and great Power. This reasoning can be right when the length of their sleep is clear. Thus, the objective meaning of the holy words: “Say: ‘Allah knows best how long they remained...” after stating the length of the time of their sleep, is for invalidating the saying of the people of the Book who had differed in this matter. Then, the objective meaning of the Qur’an is: ‘O Muhammad! Say that Allah is more aware of the time of their sleep that He has informed it’. Do accept whatever Allah says and leave out the sayings of the people of the Book, because Allah is more aware of this matter. In other words, in order to put an end to the different debates of people in this concern, He commands His Messenger (S) as follows: “Say: ‘Allah knows best how long they remained...” Then, the reason of this statement comes forth, when the verse continues saying: “…To Allah belongs the Unseen of the heavens and the earth...” He Who is aware of what is concealed and what is manifest in the whole world of existence, how may it be that He remains unaware of the length of the time of the stop of the Companions of the Cave? The verse says: “…How clear of sight is He and keen of hearing!…” That is why they (the dwellers of the heavens and the earth) have no guardian save Him. The verse says: “…There is none to be a guardian for them besides Him…” At the end of the verse, the Qur’an adds: “…and He makes none to share in His Sovereignty” In fact, this part of the verse is an emphasis on the absolute guardianship of Allah. Surah Al-Kahf – Verse 27 وَاتْلُ مَآ اُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِن كِتَابِ رَبّـِكَ لاَ مُبَدّ‌ِلَ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَن تَجِدَ مِن دُونِهِ مُلْتَحَداً 27 “And recite that which has been revealed unto you of the Book of your Lord; none shall change His words, and you shall not find any refuge besides Him.” In this holy verse, the Qur’an addresses the Prophet of Islam (S) and says: “And recite that which has been revealed unto you of the Book of your Lord…” That is, he should not pay attention to the talks of this and that. They might speak some baseless matters mixed with falsehoods and superstitions. In discussions about those matters, his reliance should always be only upon the Divine revelation, because nothing may change His statements. The verse says: “…none shall change His words…” There is no room for diversity to enter into His Words and Knowledge. His Speech and His Knowledge is not like the speech and knowledge of human beings which, as a result of a new invention or information, has to be changed. It is upon these facts that, at the end of the verse, the holy Qur’an says: “…and you shall not find any refuge besides Him.” This historical wonderful adventure, which the Qur’an has explained without any superstition and baseless inventions, as all other stories of the Qur’an, contains so many constructive and training points. Some of them are as follows: A. The first lesson of this story is the very breaking the barrier of imitation from aberration and separation from the corruption of that environment. Basically, man should be constructive in the society, not putting up with mischiefs of it, which some feeble-minded people do. Those who have true Faith, and are possessors of an independent thought, say that a godly servant should never follow the majority when they are misguided. B. Migration from the polluted surroundings is another lesson taken from this wonderful event. C. Precautionary dissimulation, in its constructive meaning, is another lesson taught by this story. And we know that precautionary dissimulation is not anything save that the person conceals his main subject where divulgence of facts is fruitless, and he protects his power for the time of struggle and striking against the enemy. D. The lack of difference among persons in the way of Allah, and sitting a minister beside a shepherd, and even the guarding dog that paves their way, is another lesson in this field, in order to be manifested that the privileges of this material world. Then its different ranks have no effect along the side of separating the rows of the followers of the path of truth which is the path of Unity and the path of Unity is the path of oneness and unicity of all human beings. E. The wonderful helps of Allah (s.w.t.) at the time of the appearance of crises is another income which the circumstance of the event teaches us. F. In this story, even in the most grievous circumstances, they taught us the purity of food. The nutrition of the body has a deep effect on man’s spirit, thought and heart. And pollution, resulted from unlawful (haram) foods, makes man afar from the path of Allah and the path of piety. G. Seeking help from His grace, and saying the holy phrase ‘If Allah please’ in informing about the future affairs, is another lessen. H. Another instructive lesson of this story is how we confront the opponents. I. Finally, the possibility of resurrection of the body, and that human beings will return to a new life at the time of Resurrection, is another lesson that this event teaches us. However, the aim here is not telling a story as a hobby. The aim of the Qur’an is to bring up some steadfast, faithful, aware and brave men. One of its way is to introduce the noble samples of them through the length of history. At the end, one of the pretexts of the Prophet’s opponents was that they asked the Prophet (S) to change the Qur’an. They said: “…Bring us a Qur’an other than this, or change this.”5 In answer to such arrogant people, the Prophet (S) used to say that it was not of his own accord to change it. The change of the Qur’an is only up to Allah. Surah Al-Kahf – Verse 28 وَاصْبِرْ نَفْسَكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَدَاةِ وَالْعَشِيّ‌ِ يُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَهُ وَلاَ تَعْدُ عَيْنَاكَ عَنْهُمْ تُرِيدُ زِينَةَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَلاَ تُطِعْ مَنْ أَغْفَلْنَا قَلْبَهُ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ وَكَانَ أَمْرُهُ فُرُطاً 28 “And keep yourself content with those who call unto their Lord morning and evening seeking His pleasure, and let not your eyes turn away from them desiring the adornment of the life of the world, and do not obey him whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and he follows his own low desires, and his affair has become all excess.” Occasion of Revelation A group of arrogant conceited rich Arabs came to the Prophet (S) and, pointing to some faithful Muslims, such as: Salman,’Abuthar, Ṣuhayb, Khabab and the like of them, said: “O’Muhammad! If you sit in the seat of honor, and send away these fellows from around yourself, (so that your meeting becomes apt for notables and personalities), we will approach you. But, with the presence and existence of these people, the meeting is not a suitable place for us.” At this time, the verse was revealed and commanded the Prophet of Islam (S) not to surrender to those hollow deceptive statements, and he should always receive the faithful, sincere-hearted ones, such as those who are like Salman and’Abuthar. The Prophet (S) told them (his true followers) that he praised Allah for that he (S) did not die until when He ordered him such a commandment that he would be with them and the like of them. He (S) said: “Yes, life with you, and also death with you, is pleased.” One of the lessons which the story of the Companions of the Cave taught us was that the criterion of men’s value is not the apparent rank, social position, and their wealth. In fact, this verse pursues this very important subject, and commands the Prophet (S) as follows: “And keep yourself content with those who call unto their Lord morning and evening seeking His pleasure…” Imam Sadiq and Imam Baqir (as) said: “The objective meaning of calling Allah in the morning and in the evening is ‘to perform the prayer’.” 6 Then, as an emphasis, the Qur’an continues saying: “…and let not your eyes turn away from them desiring the adornment of the life of the world…” Again, for a more emphasis, it adds: “…and do not obey him whose heart We have made neglectful of Our remembrance and he follows his own low desires…” Such people are always out of normal method, so that their manner has become all excess. Since, concerning the material lusts, the nature of man is always toward the mood of demanding more and more, a mortal ceaselessly steps in the direction of excess so far that he perishes himself. The holy verse says: “…and his affair has become all excess.” Explanations 1. A leader should not be heedless of the deprived, but he must be sympathetic unto them. 2. Do not turn away from the poor in order to obtain the material world and the consent of the rich. 3. The worst thing is the circumstance that people pay attention to Allah, but their leader pays to the world. 4. He who follows the low desires and the world, will go out of the path of godly ones. 5. The danger of mammonism is so much that Allah has warned His prophets of it. 6. The value of the remembrance of Allah depends on that its root to be deep in the heart and the soul. Otherwise, a man falls down step by step. The first step is negligence, then lust, and, finally, the path of aberration. Surah Al-Kahf – Verse 29 وَقُلِ الْحَقُّ مِن رَبّـِكُمْ فَمَن شَآءَ فَلْيُؤْمِن وَمَن شَآءَ فَلْيَكُفُرْ إِنَّآ أَعْتَدْنَا لِلظَّالِمِينَ نَاراً أَحَاطَ بِهِمْ سُرَادِقُهَا وَإِن يَسْتَغِيثُوا يُغَاثُوا بِمَآءٍ كَالْمُهْلِ يَشْوِي الْوُجُوهَ بِئْسَ الشَّرَابُ وَسَآءَتْ مُرْتَفَقاً 29 “And say: ‘The truth is from your Lord; so whoever will, let him believe, and whoever will, let him disbelieve.’ Verily We have prepared for the unjust a Fire, the curtains of which encompass them, and if they call for succour, they will be succoured with water like molten copper that shall scald the faces; (how) evil the drink and (how) ill the resting-place!” The importance of the previous verse is so much so that the Qur’an, in this verse, explicitly says to the Prophet (S) to say that it is a program from Allah and a reality from the Lord. Then let him who will, believe, and let him who will, reject it. “And say: ‘The truth is from your Lord; so whoever will, let him believe, and whoever will, let him disbelieve.’…” But, everybody should be defined that those unjust mam-monish persons who, with their welfare lives of dazzling glare and its adornments, mockingly laugh at the woolen clothes of the Muslims, will have a dark and evil end, because the verse says: “…Verily We have prepared for the unjust a Fire, the curtains of which encompass them…” Yes, such people, in the life of this world, whenever they became thirsty, used to order their servants to prepare them kinds of drinks before them. But, in Hell, when they call for water they will be granted water like melted brass which, if it be brought near the face, will scald the face. How dreadful the drink! And how uncomfortable the dwelling of Hell is! The verse says: “…and if they call for succour, they will be succoured with water like molten copper that shall scald the faces; (how) evil the drink and (how) ill the resting-place!” Here, in this life and in their tents, there exist kinds of drinks. As soon as they call the cupbearers, they bring them different cups of various drinks. In Hell, too, they will have cupbearers to bring them cups of drink. But what a drink! A drink like molten brass! A drink as hot as the tear of the orphans, and as blazing as the sighs of the poor. Yes, whatever exists there, it is the embodiment of that which they have produced here, in this world. However, at the end, people are free to choose either belief or disbelief, yet they should know that the end of disbelief is the blazing Fire of the Hereafter. The Arabic word /suradiq/ means ‘curtain’ which has been mentioned only once in the Qur’an, and it is about the people of Hell. By the way, there has been recorded a tradition from Imam Baqir (as) in the commentary books of Al-Burhan, As-Safy, and Nur-uth-Thaqalayn which indicates that the purpose of the holy phrase: “And say: ‘The truth is from your Lord…” is the mastership of Ali-ibn-Abitalib (as). It means that the Prophet (S) should state the truth about the mastership and Imamate of Ali-i-Abitalib (as) from the side of the Lord. Surah Al-Kahf – Verses 30 - 31 إِنَّ الَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ إِنَّا لاَ نُضِيعُ أَجْرَ مَنْ أَحْسَنَ عَمَلاً اُوْلَئِكَ لَهُمْ جَنَّاتُ عَدْنٍ تَجْرِي مِن تَحْتِهِمُ الاَنْهَارُ يُحَلَّوْنَ فِيهَا مِنْ أَسَاوِرَ مِن ذَهَبٍ وَيَلْبَسُونَ ثِيَاباً خُضْراً مِن سُندُسٍ وَإِسْتَبْرَقٍ مُتَّكِئِينَ فِيهَا عَلَي الاَرَآئِكِ نِعْمَ الثَّوَابُ وَحَسُنَتْ مُرْتَفَقاً 30. “Verily those who believe and do righteous deeds, surely We do not waste the recompense of him who does a good work.” 31. “These, for them are gardens of eternity beneath which rivers flow, they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold, and they shall wear green robes of fine silk, and thick brocade, reclining therein on raised coaches. O, how excellent a reward! and how fair a resting-place!” In view of the fact that the style of the holy Qur’an is a constructive and comparative style, in this group of verses, after the statement of the qualities and retributions of the arrogant mammonish people, it refers to the statement of the situation of the true believers and their excellent extraordinary rewards. At first, it expressively says: “Verily those who believe and do righteous deeds, surely We do not waste the recompense of him who does a good work.” Whether this recompense is little or much, general or particular from everyone in every age and year, and in any condition, Allah will not waste it. Then, the Qur’an explains the rewards of the doers of righteous deeds. It says: “These, for them are gardens of eternity…” These rewards are a lot of gardens in Paradise under whose trees and castles some rivers flow. They live in those gardens while they are ornamented with golden bracelets. The verse says: “…beneath which rivers flow, they shall be adorned therein with bracelets of gold…” The verse continues explaining their rewards and that they will be among a group of good companions in Heaven, where it says: “…and they shall wear green robes of fine silk, and thick brocade, reclining therein on raised coaches. O, how excellent a reward! and how fair a resting-place!” Explanations 1. The Qur’anic term /‘adn/ means: ‘a perpetual abode’. The term /’asawir/ is the plural form of /’aswirah/ which means ‘a bracelet’. The Arabic word /sundus/ means ‘silk’, and /’istabraq/ is applied for ‘silk of a thick texture, brocade’; and the term /’ara’ik/ is the plural form of /’arikah/ which is called to a royal throne which is covered with a veil. 2. For the people of Paradise, there are all kinds of clothing and with any material and of any colour there at their disposal, but the green robes, in particular, maybe refers to their formal and common clothing by which they decorate themselves at the time when they recline on raised coaches. 3. Keeping off from the unlawful ornaments of this life is the secret of reaching to the eternal ornaments in Hereafter as a reward. 4. Resurrection is both the spiritual resurrection and the resurrection of the body, since if it were merely a spiritual resurrection it would not need any gold, silk, and throne. Two Final Points 1. The Ornamental Clothings in Hereafter! There may arise this question for many persons that, in the Qur’an, Allah has reprimanded the dazzling glare of the world, but He has promised these things to the believers in the next world. They are some adornments such as gold, silken clothes: whether thin and thick, thrones, beautiful coaches, and the like of them. In answer to this question, preliminarily, it is necessary for us to attract attentions to this matter that we comment the verses of the Qur’an as some other commentators do. They take all these words as some metaphorical ones for the spiritual concepts. We have learnt from the holy Qur’an itself that Resurrection will be both bodily and spiritual. Thus, the pleasures of the next world must be in both forms. Of course, there is no doubt that its spiritual pleasures are not comparable with its bodily pleasures. But, in the meantime, this fact cannot be concealed that, as for the bounties of the next world, we may see only a shade of them from a long distance, and we hear some words as an indication to them, because the parable of the coming world, compared with this world, is like the parable of this world with respect to the mother’s womb, and the embryo’s case. If mother can communicate with her embryo, she is not able to state the beauties of this world, such as: illuminating sun, bright moon, springs, gardens, flowers, and the like of them, for the baby she has in her womb save by signs. Similarly, it is impossible for us, the encompassed persons in the womb of the world, to understand or even to state the spiritual and material bounties of the Hereafter. Now that this fact became clear, we return to the answer of the question. Allah has reprimanded the dazzling glare of this world for the sake that the limitation of this world causes the preparation of such life to be accompanied with kinds of injustice and cruelty, and taking benefit from it will be done with negligence and ignorance. The unjust discriminations, which come into being in this course, will be the cause of grudges, jealousies, enmities, and, at last, bloodsheds, and fights. But in that world, whose all things are vast and plenty, neither the earning of these ornaments creates any difficulty, nor it causes any unjust discrimination and deprivation. They neither produce any grudge and enmity in any one, nor, in that environment full of spiritualities, they cause man to become neglectful of the Lord. Those ornaments neither need to be protected and guarded nor create any jealousy in others. They are neither the source of arrogance and pride, nor are they the factor of separation from the servants of Allah and Allah Himself (s.w.t.). Why should the people of Paradise be deprived of such a bounty which is a bodily pleasure beside the great spiritual merits with no unpleasant reaction. 2. Another point that this verse teaches us is that we must not avoid of guiding that group because of their wealth, or for that they have a welfare life, and do not approach them. But, what is blameworthy is that we approach them in order to take benefit from their worldly material circumstances and, as the Qur’an says, become of the extension of those who: “desire the adornment of the life of the world”.7 Thus, if the aim is their guidance, and taking benefit from their wealth and possibilities is along the path of positive and valuable social activities, approaching them not only is not blameworthy but also is necessary and incumbent.


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