QUICK MESSAGE: THE WAY RECITATION IS MEANT TO BE…

Figure 1A: The Imam leading people in prayer.

The video below shows a very good presentation of recitation in the narration of Hafs from `Asim by the Imam of Reciters in this age, Mahmud Khalil Al-Husri. Please enjoy and reflect on the deeper significance of the ayat and his adherence to the rules of stopping, recitation, maqamat and so many other things.

HISTORY: THE PALESTINIAN EXILE

 

Figure 1A: An example of a Palestinian Bedouin.

The following documentary gives some picture as to the beginnings of the Great Catastrophe (Ar. An-Nakbat ul-Kubra) that still mars the Middle East but also draws the attention of the rest of the world. This is one of the best I have seen that didn’t have a fanatical leaning towards either the IDF and how “beset with woes” they are or the Fatah and other brigades and how “groaning” they are under the occupation.

This gives you not just the occupation but also all the wrinkles and things that happen along the way.

HISTORY: THE ALGERIAN EXILE

Figure 1A: Shaikh Al-Mokrani, one of the great representatives of Algerian struggle.

I saw the following moving account on some of the Arab/Berber diaspora and was really overwhelmed with how well the production was done along with the interviews, memoirs, footage and perseverance of the people. Please take a look at well put together documentary.

 

 

BRUCE JENNER AND TRANSGENDER ISSUES pt.2

Figure 1A: The creation of a group of people called transgender has no more remedied society’s ills than the creation of the groups teenagers, tweenies or prostitots.

Please have a look at the following video below for a very thought provoking presentation and investigation on the topic of people having sex change operations and then changing their minds and wanting to go back to being normal. This issue has always been there but the difference is in the world of the internet it can no longer be hidden as was the case in the ’80s when this matter became much more prominent. The DSM has had this along with homosexuality and bestiality closely listed in its chapters until recently.

One can dig up PDFs, journal articles, read testimonials, examine peer reviewed journals, see data on how the operation is carried out and much more. This might be the type of disclosure needed to dislodge the foolishly entrenched argument that transgender issues can be compared to race issues.