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Saturday, 15 July 2017


Don’t Pretend To Be
What You Are Not!

Honesty Is The Best Policy
You Can’t Go Far With

(M. Javed Naseem)

We all pretend sometimes, depending on the situation. We think it is a normal thing in our daily life. As a matter of fact, pretending is similar to lying because it is far from the truth. We are actually trying to hide the truth.
Saying one thing and doing something else falls into the definition of hypocrisy. The Almighty God has stated clearly in the Holy Quran that this act is the most hateful in the eyes of the Creator.

يٰأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لِمَ تَقُولُونَ مَا لاَ تَفْعَلُونَ
كَبُرَ مَقْتاً عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَن تَقُولُواْ مَا لاَ تَفْعَلُونَ
“O you who believe! Why SAY you that
which you DO not? It is most hateful in
the sight of Allah that you SAY that
which you DO not.”
(al-Quran 61: 2-3)

Open Message To:
Clinton, Bush, Obama & Trump

George Bush, as the U.S. President, claimed that he was commanded by God to invade Iraq. OMG!
What a bold-faced lie, a white lie! A man who never adhered to the commandments of God, as prescribed in the Bible, the man who ordered the bombing of many countries and killing of millions of innocent people (children, women and the elderly, bombing hospitals and wedding processions), was trying to pretend to be holy, a devout Christian! Jesus Christ or the Bible never said that you kill those people you don’t like or those who practice other Faiths. He was merely a mean hypocrite, an evil man! All the above-mentioned presidents, along with the British ex-Premier Tony Blair, should be brought to the court of justice and tried on the charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. They have the blood of the innocent on their hands. Here’s what the Bible and the Christian God says about such people:

Titus 1:16
They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.”

Matthew 23:27-28
“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs which look beautiful on the outside, but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean.
In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside, you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.”

1-John 4:20
Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”

1-Peter 2:16
Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.”

Luke 6:46
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

Mark 7:6
He replied, Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

2-Timothy 3:1-5
But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God — having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people!”

MUSLIM leaders of today are not different either. They are also plain hypocrites (Munaafiqeen). They are corrupt crooks and are playing puppets in the hands of their colonial masters just to stay in power. They are responsible for bringing misery, destruction, bloodshed and civil wars in many Muslim countries. And that includes the Saudi Grand Mufti who gave Fatwas of Jihad against Yemen and blockade of Qatar. They are helping the Zionist Jews and Christians to destroy Muslim countries. Their pay-back time will be coming soon. It looks like that they never opened the Holy Quran to see the following verses in it. They see only what they want to see.

Qatar’s Grand Mufti blasts Saudi’s Grand
Mufti for issuing obnoxious Fatwa

“We think you should prevent the authority (rulers) who ignited the fire
of the boycott on their brothers in Qatar unjustly and out of hatred from
their injustice and aggression. But for you to collude with them and
justify their injustice, and philosophize their aggression, this is contrary
to what Allah and His Messenger has commanded.”
Anwar El-Badawi, a Qatari Islamic judge, wrote a letter to the Mufti
pointing out to him that what he said is contradictory to the Quran, the
Sunnah (Prophetic traditions) and the general consensus of Muslim jurists.
El-Badawi said this blockade does not represent the real image or define
the qualities of a Muslim nation or a Muslim individual. He also pointed
that the decision resulted in prohibiting Qatari people from entering the
Grand Mosque (Kaabah) of Mecca and many mixed-citizenship couples
are now facing separation. He said in his letter:
“Did you know that the people of Qatar were banned from the Grand
Mosque (Kaabah) because of the blockade? What good comes from this?
Did you know that a young Saudi was prevented from the funeral of his
father because of your Fatwa? Did you know that Saudi, Emirati and
Bahraini wives were forced to leave their Qatari husbands and children


Using Islam and Allah’s name for political and personal worldly gains, contrary to the teachings of the Quran, is Haraam. Here’s what Allah says about such people:

وَمِمَّنْ حَوْلَكُمْ مِّنَ ٱلأَعْرَابِ مُنَافِقُونَ وَمِنْ أَهْلِ ٱلْمَدِينَةِ
مَرَدُواْ عَلَى ٱلنِّفَاقِ لاَ تَعْلَمُهُمْ نَحْنُ نَعْلَمُهُمْ سَنُعَذِّبُهُم مَّرَّتَيْنِ
ثُمَّ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ عَذَابٍ عَظِيمٍ
“Certain of the desert Arabs round about you
are hypocrites as well as (desert Arabs) among
the Medina folk. They are obstinate in hypocrisy.
You know them not; We know them. Twice shall
We punish them; and in addition shall they be
sent to a grievous penalty (Hellfire).”
(al-Quran 9:101)

People in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries should look into the mirror and ponder upon the above verse of the Quran.
Sorry! Don’t misread me! I hate racism and discrimination as much as I hate hypocrisy (Munaafiqat), dishonesty and incompetence. Not all Arabs are referred to in the above verse of the Quran. Only a particular group (‘certain’) among the Arabs are meant and their offspring might be keeping the tradition alive. Munaafiqeen (hypocrites) were active in every era and they created sectarianism and disunity among Muslims.

بَشِّرِ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ بِأَنَّ لَهُمْ عَذَاباً أَلِيماً
“To the hypocrites give the glad tidings that
there is for them (but) a grievous penalty.”
(al-Quran 4:138)

إِنَّ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ فِى ٱلدَّرْكِ ٱلأَسْفَلِ مِنَ ٱلنَّارِ وَلَن تَجِدَ لَهُمْ نَصِيراً
“The hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of
the Hellfire; no helper will you find for them.”
(al-Quran 4:145)

ٱلْمُنَافِقُونَ وَٱلْمُنَافِقَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ مِّن بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُونَ
بِٱلْمُنكَرِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ ٱلْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَقْبِضُونَ أَيْدِيَهُمْ
نَسُواْ ٱللَّهَ فَنَسِيَهُمْ إِنَّ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ
“The hypocrites, men and women, (have an
understanding) with each other: They enjoin evil, and
forbid what is just, and are close with their hands.
They have forgotten Allah; so He has forgotten them.
Verily the hypocrites are rebellious and perverse.”
(al-Quran 9:67)

وَعَدَ الله الْمُنَافِقِينَ وَٱلْمُنَافِقَاتِ وَٱلْكُفَّارَ نَارَجَهَنَّمَ
خَالِدِينَ فِيهَا هِىَ حَسْبُهُمْ وَلَعَنَهُمُ ٱللَّهُ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ مُّقِيمٌ
“Allah has promised the hypocrites men and women,
and the rejecters of Faith, the fire of Hell. Therein shall
they dwell. Sufficient is it for them. For them is the
curse of Allah, and an enduring punishment.”
(al-Quran 9:68)

لِّيُعَذِّبَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ وَٱلْمُنَافِقَاتِ وَٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ وَٱلْمُشْرِكَاتِ
وَيَتُوبَ ٱللَّهُ عَلَى ٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَٱلْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَكَانَ ٱللَّهُ غَفُوراً رَّحِيماً
“(With the result) that Allah has to punish the
hypocrites, men and women, and the Unbelievers,
men and women, and Allah turns in Mercy to the
Believers, men and women; for Allah is
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
(al-Quran 33:73)

وَيُعَذِّبَ ٱلْمُنَافِقِينَ وَٱلْمُنَافِقَاتِ وَٱلْمُشْرِكِينَ وَٱلْمُشْرِكَاتِ
ٱلظَّآنِّينَ بِٱللَّهِ ظَنَّ ٱلسَّوْءِ عَلَيْهِمْ دَآئِرَةُ ٱلسَّوْءِ وَغَضِبَ ٱللَّهُ
عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَعَنَهُمْ وَأَعَدَّ لَهُمْ جَهَنَّمَ وَسَآءَتْ مَصِيراً
“And that He may punish the hypocrites, men
and women, and the Polytheists men and women,
who imagine an evil opinion of Allah. On them is
a round of Evil. The Wrath of Allah is on them.
He has cursed them and got Hell ready for them;
and evil is it for a destination.”
(al-Quran 48:6)

Honesty is the best policy. You cannot get too far with lies. You need to lie hundred times more to conceal the first lie. Truth always prevails.  Falsehood may get you some temporary benefits but eventually the truth comes out and prevails. Lies might save you a small trouble but may eventually land you in a lot of troubles. Above all, lying and pretending put your person, your character and prestige at stake.

You might have heard the story of two European Christian friends who went to see the desert in an Arab country. Their names were Michael and Joseph. They did not have much experience of traveling in the desert. It was their first ‘desert adventure’, therefore, they were well equipped with all kinds of maps, books and brochures.
Since Arab culture and climate is different from the European culture and climate, the guys liked the change. In the first part of their journey, they had fun in the villages near the desert. They enjoyed the camel ride and sliding on the sand dunes. ‘This expedition is very interesting’, they thought. ‘We have not faced any remarkable problem so far. It’s so much fun’, they told each other.
Then it happened what always happens when you least expect it. They got lost in the desert. They had been wandering all day but still there was no sign of any village or an oasis. They even lost the sense of direction and the maps would not help much either.  They got scared. They were tired, hungry and thirsty. So they started praying to God for help.
After wandering for another hour or so, they spotted a mosque far away. The little minaret was visible from far. They started running towards it with all their strength. Finally, they arrived at the oasis, almost half dead. While lying on the sand, one friend said to the other:
‘Listen, Michael! We better change our names to some Muslim names otherwise the people in the mosque won’t help us. Now, my name is Yusuf, and not Joseph. How about you?’
Michael replied: ‘Hey! I am what I am. My name is Michael and I am not going to change it for any reason.’
So, they both knocked at the door of the mosque. The Imam of the mosque greeted them with Salam and a smile, and asked about their well-being. They said they were lost in the desert. They were also hungry and thirsty, and very tired. Joseph introduced himself as Yusuf, a Muslim, while Michael said that he was a Christian and his name was Michael.
The Imam smiled and said: ‘Peace be upon you both’. Then he called somebody and asked him to bring some food and water for Michael. When the food was brought, he placed the tray in front of Michael and said: ‘Please start in the name of God, and enjoy the desert food.’
Then he turned to Joseph with a smile, shook his hand and said: ‘Happy Ramadan Mubarak, brother Yusuf!’
Michael almost choked as he was trying to control his laughter while eating. Joseph’s plan had backfired.
Moral: Never pretend to be what you are not! You might be able to fool a couple of people and benefit from the situation temporarily but the truth always comes out.

Remember! Honesty pays. Don’t build your foundation on lies! It’ll crumble sooner or later. Allah says in the Holy Quran:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لاَ يَهْدِى مَنْ هُوَ كَاذِبٌ كَـفَّارٌ
“... Lo, Allah guides not him who is a liar,
an ingrate.” -- (al-Quran 39:3)

In another Surah in the Holy Quran, the Almighty says:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لاَ يَهْدِى مَنْ هُوَ مُسْرِفٌ كَذَّابٌ
“Lo, Allah guides not one who is a prodigal,
a liar.” -- (al-Quran 40:28)

Allah has assured us in the Quran that Truth is going to stay and Falsehood is bound to perish. Therefore, honesty is always the best policy. It saves us from a lot of troubles, the fear and tension of getting caught, and eventual humiliation. Be who you are! God created every soul on the nature of Islam – Truthful and honest! We learned later on how to become crooks. We are dishonest and untruthful by choice. Get back to your nature! You won’t regret being truthful and honest!


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