cool and relevant ppt presentation but jsyk, the term “ethnic cleansing” is a gross euphemism for “genocide”.
THIS. Thank you. This isn’t a “conflict,” this isn’t a complex issue. I was discussing it with a friend earlier - if you want to put this into perspective, view it as the modern day creation of the United States. What could only complicate this, is that it’s condoned legally and promoted through state-sponsored programs.
A food for thought on one side of the plate. I wonder about the other side too which may or may not answer this question on my mind about..why such measures for the sake of having an only-my-kind state that wipes out differences; such failure in bringing solution to the diversity of humans.
You don’t know love until you know of Allah’s Love. You think love is a feeling, that love is butterflies, that love comes from attraction, that love can be broken, you think there can be an absence of love. How then do you know of Allah’s love? That the Creator has fashioned you, then He clothed you, then He sustained you, then He gave you, then He raised you, then He forgave you, then He brought you closer, then He smiled upon you. There was never a moment that Allah did not love you. How many times did you turn away, yet never once did the Creator turn away from you. How many times did you disobey Him, yet never once did He withhold His Sustenance from reaching your plate. How many times did you ask of Him, never once has He asked of you anything that He has created. How then, can we claim to love and to know what love is, when we have not even understood the magnitude of our Creator’s Love?
Don't you think Islam is too "extreme" that you can't even shake hands with the opposite gender? @Anonymous
But if you really wanna know what’s “extreme” (you don’t), I’ll have you know that it is pretty “extreme” to take a religious tradition with over 14 centuries of legal, philosophical, jurisprudential, exegetical, political, and societal thought, that has spread to just about every continent, that has come in contact with probably the majority of the world’s contemporary cultures, that has over a billion adherents in the world, that has at least five major schools of law, and that has an extraordinary capacity to be adaptable to space and time, and to reduce that tradition in its vast richness to one monolithic understanding of one arbitrary, useless issue. And while you’re at it, you can take your eurocentric understanding of what is “normal” behavior and shove it because if your primary concern with Islam is supposedly not being able to shake someone’s hand, your concern isn’t at all with the faith but with Otherizing and vilifying its adherents as ignorant followers of a religion that you, in your ignorance, have labeled as too extreme because it seemingly doesn’t conform to what you deem acceptable.
It’s easy to lose sight of some of life’s simple pleasures when you’re mired in the politics of a land you’re forbidden to enter. But every now and again we deserve to be reminded of just how beautifully the sea sparkles in the Gaza Strip, or just how high the rainbows over the West Bank’s grassy hills can go, or just how easy it is to visualize the earthy way of life in villages wiped away in 1948.
Source: Sixteen Minutes to Palestine