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Gareth Bryant...

August 26-28th, 2011, C.E. will go in the record books, as one of the wettest Summer weekends in History, along with being within the month of August, which currently broke the record of the wettest Summer month in U.S. History, as well as being within the wettest Summer in U.S. History, on the east coast, NYC specifically, and the very first official Hurricane to ever touch down in NYC, during my lifetime. But, aside from all of the record-breaking feats that Hurricane Irene has accomplished this weekend, it should be due noted how dangerous this Hurricane actually is & could be. There are people who are excited about the news of a hurricane, fearful of it, worried, and all of that. But, what people are missing is the true reflection of the one who is the reason why hurricanes even exists.

No…..it’s not the warm Summertime jet-stream winds of the Mid-Atlantic…

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The Turbulence of Life:

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As the sea waves crash during our nights and days.
We dwell within our mundane, vesseled hideaways.

The torrid and torrent, toil and trial will drive each & all of us off-course.
But our navigator must be Allah’s guidance & with Him is the best force.

Because it is He who turns our ships: our physical-bodies, also our compasses: our minds & souls.
However, to get out of any storm, we need His divine-direction, or else sink, in the oceanic coves.

We must face the eye of the storm, know that it’s not really that big of a deal.
Most of anxieties we dwell on are just the tricks of the Devil, they’re not real.

He tells us, that if we go his way, there awaits an enchanting island.
But, if we go where he says, we’ll just land on a patch of dry sand.

He’ll tell us that our ships aren’t strong enough to head into the storm head-on, and we foolishly listen.
It is Allah who has warned us, against him, to be abreast of his “sweet-talk”, which is actually a poison.

We need to avoid his sirens upon the sea shores, and just keep going forward towards our destination.
The Paradise & all of its splendor are our charted course, providing we are upon constant redemption.

The Paradise is the only port where we should ever wanna dock.
Any other place will keep us trapped-up and under a heavy lock.

We must stay the course, throughout our mundane voyages, dealing with whatever challenges that arise.
For those who, so choose to, let ego & desire be their Captain & 1st-Mate, they’ll have a bad surprise.

They’ll all be led into a whirlpool of torment, where there is no escape.
They’ll be stranded on land which is full of hardship, as well as suffering.

With Allah, you could have had safety, at an isolated, and pleasant cape.
Instead, you thought you could lead yourself, and ended up with nothing.

Gareth Bryant/2012


Start looking past the Surface:

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Don’t assume that I’m a Rapper, just because I wear Jeans & a T-Shirt.
Don’t just look at the length of my beard and just think I’m out of work.

Please…do not assume that, because the country I am from sounds exotic, I can fly a magic-carpet.
Why do you judge people you do not know? Let me explain to you why I wear my native garment.

Even though I grew up in an urban environment, I’m not a drug-dealer.
You would never know that I could be your child’s mentor or teacher.

Even though I’ve got some tattoos, I don’t have to be a gang-member.
We all have skeletons in our closets; so, be kind to me, be a lil’ tender.

Me speaking a different language does not mean that I had hopped over a border.
We don’t all just work at fast-food joints & restaurants, ready to take your order.

Just because I don’t work on Wall Street doesn’t mean that I am on Welfare.
Just because my mother raised me does not mean that my father did not care.

Don’t presume that because I’ve got slanted-eyes that I can cook fried-rice.
Don’t just think that, because I grew up in the hood, I’m not able to be nice.

Think not that just because I’m from a different place that I’m into building-bombing.
Think not that, because my skin-color isn’t like yours, I’m into shooting and robbing.

We all must take the time to look beyond the physical, the superficial.
We need to realize that our variations are what make all of us special.

It is only the internal, and not the external, that defines the quality of any Human being.
When you look skin-deep, we are the same, created by Allah, the Lord of everything.

Gareth Bryant/2012

The Opera of Obscurity:

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My yearning for Isolation:

I wish I were still in the womb.
I’d like to call it my birth-tomb.

It is just like a Cocoon, in it I am wrapped inside.
Divorced from the world, my perfect way to hide.

Protected, unjudged, allowed to be free, and unplugged.

No one’s here to disturb or mock me.
I’m in a place no one can enter or see.

My privacy is an actuality, not just a mere ideal.
I want true peace of mind, something that’s real.

In the outside world, I feel hated, unwanted and unloved.

The Facade that I’ve established:

People always say, “Wow…you’re a really good brother.”.
But, when I see myself, I only really see myself as another.

I see utter ugliness that’s within me, that I don’t want to be revealed.
So far, I’ve done a lot to keep the skeletons in my closet concealed.

However, the truth is all known to Allah, I can’t hide anything from Him.
Don’t be surprised that when I die, my legacy ends up looking quite dim.

Oftentimes, the truth about people are never discovered, until after their demise.
What they hide from the world eventually gets exposed, what an ironic surprise.

My only hope is that Allah spare me embarrassment in death, the way He’s spared me in life.

The Lifelong Road:

Never did I ever think that my odyssey to find myself would make me even more lost.

However, I must stay the course, find what I’m still looking for, regardless of the cost.

What I need to discover is more important than the pain of treading the road to find it.

Everything in life is hard; however, giving up makes nothing any easier.

It’s better to struggle and never win, than to settle for being the looser.

This world is like a puzzle & I must remove all of the pieces in my life which don’t fit.

This life is but a dense forest; yet, I must clear my own path.

And, it must be done right, to secure me from Allah’s wrath.

Gareth Bryant/2012

My Love-Letter to the one who refuses to love me back:

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I’m not in despair, and I no longer care.
You really didn’t want me at all anyway.

I now see who you really are, it’s clear.
You just wanted to pass the time of day.

You knew in your heart that you didn’t want me; but, you kept it going.
You already had it in your mind that I would be like the others, coying.

There was this mythos within me that you were looking to explore.
But, then you got attached, then, you realized that I wanted more.

Then, you used the excuse of your family to say that it wouldn’t work.
You only compared me to every other man, whom to you was a jerk.

You prejudged me even before you knew me.
There’s so much to me that you refuse to see.

To you, I was just some regular Nigger from the hood, with no culture.
I was just some Revert-Muslim, without any past & without any future.

You were too hasty to wait for me to get things established.
You let haters you know make your decisions, it’s so tragic.

But, it’s okay, you’ve decided to run away.
After you had nearly sent my heart astray.

I wanted to do things right, and you just wanted a good-time.
Then, apparently, you just get this epiphany, that is sublime.

You want to run away from me, all because you’re afraid of how I would be perceived.
You’ve allowed others, who only look at the surface, decide who you want to be with.

The whole thought of you actually letting these people control you cannot be conceived.
But, then again, this is how you’ve wanted it; you yourself hadn’t ventured for any depth.

But, where is your own stance, and resolve; you need to stop letting people control your life.
If you would actually call it quits, because of only perceptions, then I need you not as a wife.

Now, I will never claim that I did nothing wrong.
And, I wouldn’t dare sing the blame-game song.

I know that I’ve sinned and brought sorrow to my own soul.
Now, my heart has dark-spots, the hues of mountain coal.

But, it’s a 50/50 split whenever things in relationships go wrong.
You knew in your heart you did not want this to go on very long.

You said that you would wait; yet, you are not displaying any inkling of patience.
You’re ready to just pack-up & go when things don’t go your way, at an instance.

You said that you would rather not speak to me or see me instead.
Now, if this is at all true, then why are you still my Facebook friend?

If you’re really serious about no contact with me, why not just cut me off?
Just release me, as the Lungs release dust & particles through a cough?

Gareth Bryant/2012

My thoughts on Malala Yusufzai, the danger of Extremism and the necessity of Fairness:

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Author’s note:

The following post is based upon the failed assassination-attempt of a Malala Yusufzai, a young girl, from the Swat Province of Pakistan. She is an avid writer, poet, blogger, and has been a recipient of the National Youth Peace Prize. However, her accomplishments have been very controversial, among many ultra-conservatives, specifically, among the Taliban, whom have been noted/credited with attempting to control the Swat Province, for some time now. I’ve only recently heard of this story, in bits-and-pieces, as well as hearing that she was a supporter of Communism, and/or various Non-Islamic concepts & ideas. This is where I’ll will kick-off the post, as well as go in deeper into this story, in the very best way that I can.

Allah states very clearly, in the Qur’an, “And, do not kill someone, whom Allah has made sacred, except via justification.”(Noble Qur’an: Chpt.6, V.151) Also, Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) has said, “There are only three justifications for killing: a severe sexual-offence (like Adultery, Child-Molestation, Male-on-Male Sodomy, Rape, etc.), Murder, and Apostasy.”.(an-Nawawi) Now, with this being said, regarding the attempt on this young girl’s life, certain things have to be made clear, certain questions which really need to be pondered upon intelligently and answered knowledgeably: What proof, from either the Qur’an or Prophetic-Tradition, did those who attempted to kill Malala have, to justify this act? Even if there were some type of justification, to take this young girl’s life, who gave them the authority to take it upon themselves to commit this act? Is shooting someone in the head, in cold-blood, an Islamic, due-process, type of punishment for this person, if she did in fact do something that warrants her death, Islamically? What are the negative consequences of even carrying out this action, which would incur even more negative press against Muslims, which in turn, would incur more fear & hatred against Islam & Muslims?

Now, personally, I doubt very highly that those who pursued her & carried this act out even thought about or even cared, for one instance, about any of these questions, they just wanted blood, because they’re ignorant, foolish, unintelligent, arrogant, misogynistic…all of the above. This ignorant, arrogant, foolish, and unintelligent decision has made headlines, all across this planet. Muslims are once again gonna be accused of being adherents to a religion which justifies the abuse of women & girls…thanks guys, you really did us a big favor…now, the rest of us have to clean up yet another mess of people that we’ll probably never meet in life. And, the irony is that there still hasn’t been any evidence brought up against this girl, for whatever she’s been accused of.

There are actually many examples in Islamic-History, in which people were sinful, publicly, yet they were still allowed to go on, and they were spared, in spite of whatever wrong-doing that they may have done:

1. Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was commanded by Allah to go to Ta’if, a neighboring city of Makkah, to teach the people about Islam. When the people of Ta’if nearly stonned Muhammad to death, which forced him to flee this town, bleeding from head to toe, the Angel of the Mountains came to him, and had asked if he had wanted this town, and all of its inhabitants destroyed. Muhammad immediately said, “I rather hope that Allah will raise from among their descendants people as will worship Allah the One, and will not ascribe partners to Him.”.(ar-Rahiq-ul-Makhtum/The Sealed-Nectar)

2. There was a bedouin, who had came to Madinah, and he had came into the Prophetic-Mosque, and started to urinate inside of the Mosque. Those whom were present attempted to kill this man. Not only did Muhammad (Peace be upon him) prevented them from killing this man, the very first things that they were instructed to do were to allow him to finish relieving himself, clean up the mess, and then, bring him to Muhammad, that he may educate him, about his error.(al-Bukhari & various other collections)

3. There was a Companion of Muhammad (Peace be upon him), by the name of Hatib ibn Abi-Balta’a (May Allah be pleased with him), who had sent a letter to the Quraysh, (the enemies of the Muslims, at this time), revealing military plans of the Muslims. And, the person whom he had given the letter to was intercepted by envoys sent by Muhammad (Peace be upon him), as a result of him receiving revelation about what Hatib had done. Upon questioning Hatib after the letter was retrieved & given to Muhammad, `Umar ibn-ul-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him), another Companion, had wanted to just kill him, for treason. Hatib had explained the reasons as to why he had done this: He had no protection for his family-members, left behind in Makkah, after the vast majority of Muslims were forced to flee from Makkah to Madinah for asylum from the enemies of Islam. But, what had actually saved him was the fact that he was a soldier in the first battle against the Quraysh, known as the Battle of Badr. And, because of the mercy & clemency that was displayed by Muhammad, as a result of his worthwhile contributions to Islam, by fighting the enemies of Allah, his life was duly spared.(al-Bukhari)

This is the whole point of this discussion:

Where in the Hell is the mercy, people?!!! We’re always talkin’ about “how merciful Allah is” or “how merciful Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was”, and this is all-true. But, when it’s time for the Muslims of today to be merciful, to be grateful for the mercy that Allah has shown us, by givin’ some of that mercy back to others, then we always make excuses not to…it’s horrible!!! Even if this girl was out-of-line, Islamically, and deserve whatever punishment, for whatever crime that she had committed, she wasn’t even given the opportunity to repent for what evil that she may have even done-There was no mercy shown to this girl, at all. We have absolutely no legitimate reason to treat people like this. This is mainly due to the fact that had Allah taken us into account, for all of our sins, we would be hell-bound, before we even die & that’s a stone-cold fact!!!

Now, there are some “what if’s” that we, as Muslims, are now gonna have to seriously deal with:

1. What if this girls dies, as a result of her injuries (May Allah forbid)?

2. What if she survives, but becomes mentally disabled, never being able to function at the same intellectual level that she once had?

3. What if she survives, and all is well, but decides to leave Islam & become an Apostate or an Atheist/Anti-Theist, because of her attempted assassination, or worse yet, becomes another Salman Rushdie, Ibn Warraq, Irshad Manji, or Ayan Hirsi Ali, an open enemy of Islam?

Are we even prepared to answer these “what if’s”? And, the unfortunate answer is hell-no!!! We really, as Muslims, need to show the better side of ourselves-These careless, barbaric actions are not at all from what Allah teaches us in the Qur’an, or what Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has taught us. We really need to make a serious change.  Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said, “The Muslim is he who protects Muslims (other people generally as well), from their statements & actions.”.(an-Nawawi) Now, since our Prophet (Peace be upon him) has said this, and we, as Muslims, claim to be inheritors of his noble character & adherents to his noble example, then, what in the Hell are we doin’ out here…we really actin’ the Hell up!!!

Point blank (absolutely no pun intended), this should’ve never taken place. And, to add insult-to-injury, it’s things like this, which give the enemies of Allah the ammunition that they want, to intensify their attacks against the Way of Allah, Islam, and it justifies their reasons to attack our Way, and it makes us look really freakin’ stupid!!!

Gareth Bryant/2012

The Muslims need Self-Representation!!!

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I’m takin’ back my voice!!!

Don’t speak for me.
I’m a man and free.

My religion doesn’t give hatemongers the credence to silence me.
Having a beard is not a license to detain me, for an hour or three.

My Arabic tongue shouldn’t be a reason to be doomed, living a life of the falsely-accused.
This pain, of living with Islamophobia, hurts worse than that of a lung punctured & bruised.

Neither my sister, nor mother, are not victims, just because they chose to cover their body.
They wear Hijab in order to please Allah, their creator, and it makes them proud & happy.

I have with me only one, single weapon.
It has now become a prized-possession.

I have my own voice.
With it, I make noise.

It states proudly, to the world, that Islam does not oppress.
How our women do not have to conform to immoral-dress.

How our men don’t have to hurt someone to gain respect.
It’s part of our faith, and duty, to serve, as well as protect.

It tells everyone, everywhere, that we will not take attacks lying-down.
Islam won’t stop spreading, until it reaches every home & every town.

My voice verbally affirms who I am.
It’s time for you & I to take a stand.

Gareth Bryant/2012

My St. John’s University Adventure (trust me, this is funny!!!):

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This is how my story goes:

Back in 2011, I was going to an Islamophobia lecture at St. John’s University, by John Starling, an instructor at the Foundation for Knowledge and Development, in New York City. When I got there, the posters for the event were all gone. And, no one seemed to know where this event was taking place. So, I’m basically walking aimlessly, around the St. John’s campus. Then, I walked pass one of the on-campus dorms, and then half of the St. John’s female basketball team is walking in front of me. Then, one of them looked back at me, like she knew me. Then she starts this conversation with me, askin’ me who I am, whether or not I’m a student @St. John’s…all of the above.

What happened was just crazy…one of the basketball players, on the female team, wanted to add me on Facebook, to get to know me better, and then……..well, you know……lol!!! Anyway, she was there that night, the girl who wanted to add me on Facebook. Her friends were teasing her about not steppin’ to me when she saw me that night. Then, they started askin’ me did I wanna roll wit them……..I definitely knew what time it was-their angle was simple, they were tryin’ to make a baby-daddy outta me!!! But, I just simply told them that I was Muslim, that’s what drove them even crazier.

Let’s just say that after that night, I can respect & appreciate Don Imus’ comment about the Rutgers female basketball team being “Nappy-Headed Hoes” because that’s exactly who the St. John’s female b-ball team were, a bunch of horny “Nappy-Headed Hoes”……..SMMFH!!! But, what made it even worse was that there were only three of them who were kind of pretty-the rest were just wounded……..And, I mean “WOUNDED”!!! I felt so disrespected, that I had to call the Devil & tell him: “Yo, my NIGGA, you play too much!!! How you gonna just disrespect me by sendin’ some ugly broads to try to throw me off of Allah’s path, I expected better from you. Then, he promised that he would send me prettier girls, to tempt me with. So, I said, “Aight, but you still gonna lose…..LOSER!!!”

And, that’s my St. John’s adventure!!!

By the way, this is in no way a made-up, or exaggerated story……..this really happened!!!

Gareth Bryant/2012

Some Brief Islamic-History (the origin of Sodomy & Homosexuality):

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Author’s note:
The following post, which is based upon two main sources: Qasasu-ul-Anbiya’ (Stories of the Prophets), by Abil-Fida’ Isma`il ibn-Kathir ad-Dimashqi & al-Kaba’ir (The Major-Sins), by Muhammad ibn-`Uthman adh-Dhahabi, contains very mature & detailed subject matter about the People of Lot & the origins of Homosexuality. So, if anyone is not comfortable with this particular subject matter, I advise you to stop reading right now; otherwise, sit back, relax, and enjoy this article.

The People of Lot:

These people lived during the time of the Prophet Lot (Peace be upon him). They were a people who dwelled in an area that is now known as the Dead Sea, in modern-day Palestine/Israel, also bordering modern-day Syria & Jordan. They were a people whom were merchants & traders. They were a people of 7 satellite cities, the chief cities were known as Sodom (where the term Sodomy itself actually derives from, basically meaning the action of the people of Sodom) & Gomorrah.

They initiated three things (aside from the fact that they were already a rag-tag gang of idol-worshippers:

1. They are the first people to indulge in any acts of Sodomy/Anal-Sex and/or same-gender sexual-intercourse.

2. They are the first known people to initiate the practice of gang-raping.

3. They are the first people to initiate highway-robbery.

Oftentimes, what they would do is raid caravans, which came through or near their satellite-towns. They would rob them, gang-rape the men from among them, and keep them captive, in their towns. Now, when Allah had sent Lot to his people, to call them back to Allah, to stop worshipping idols & return back to worshipping Allah exclusively, via Tawhid (Islamic-Monotheism), Allah, knowing that Lot was able to succeed in his prophetic-mission on his own, decided to send Lot some assistance, via two Angels. These Angels came to the towns of the people of Lot in the forms of young, well-kept men. They had first encountered the daughters of Lot. They knew that these two (Angels) were complete strangers to the satellite towns of Sodom & Gomorrah. So, they had warned them to not initiate contact with these people, because of their wicked ways.

But, unbeknownst to them (the daughters of Lot), these two (Angels) were in fact sent to help protect Lot & his family, from the great punishment which was on the way, to destroy their people. The daughters, being wise, decided to take them directly to their fathers home, to make sure that they were not approached by the men of their people. However, the wife of Lot, who was not only a disbeliever in the revelation that was given to Lot, by Allah, she was also very empathetic to the desires of their people. And, when she had caught-wind of these two “young-men”, in the home of her husband, she had immediately informed as many people as she possibly could, that these “young-men” were at the home of her husband.

So, of course, these sexually-deviant clowns attempt to storm the house of Lot. Lot pleads with them just one last time, in the hopes that they are not victimized by the wrath of Allah-He tries any & every way that he can to try to call these people to Islam & warn them of the chastisement that’s right-around-the-corner. But, alas, they don’t listen, they are punished, by stones from the skies, which are ablaze. They rain down upon the towns of the people of Lot with such accuracy & rage striking down and hitting every single person in these towns.

Lot & his family, along with the few among his people, who had taken heed to his prophetic call, were escorted & protected by the two Angels, whom Allah had sent, and given asylum from the punishment of their people in their towns. However, the wife of Lot was not spared-She was so attached to the evil ways of these people, she decided to  once again disobey the command of (her prophetic-husband) Lot, to seek the asylum of Allah & go with the Angels, whom were sent to protect them-She didn’t listen; she stay behind & was destroy right along with them. Now, unfortunately, even though the People of Lot are dead, their legacy didn’t die with them.

What I will do now is explain in detail as to how this act of Sodomy has become so popular today:

1.Homosexuality-
The popularity of Homosexuality (via media/entertainment, celebrities, politicians/political-lobbies, etc.) has made it “Okay to be ‘Gay’”. The Homosexual-Community has managed to push their agenda, to gain religious, social tolerance & acceptance, and have amassed great socio-economic & socio-political influence within both Hollywood & Washington. They also managed to manipulate the public into believing that Homosexuality is a “Human-Rights” & “Civil-Rights” issue, more importantly, they’ve been able to convince people that Homosexuality in and of itself is not a choice, rather, it’s an innate sexuality, which one is entitled to, even though, ironically, there has never been any such scientific-evidence (and there still isn’t any scientific-evidence), to prove that Homosexuality is biologically innate, natural, normal, or even genetic.

2. Greco-Roman culture-
No known civilization whose existence has been preserved in the annals of recorded Human-history, has celebrated Homosexuality/Sodomy like the architects of Western-Civilization, themselves: the Greeks & the Romans-From the ancient stories of the Greek/Roman Gods, to the stories of the Greek/Roman Heroes, to the origin of the Olympian-Games, to the origin of the Roman bath-houses, Homosexuality has been an intricate aspect of Greco-Roman daily-life-The pantheons, the literature & poetry, the art, even the origin of the Greek/Roman astrological calendar, all of these are avenues which have projected Homosexuality & has contributed to the fact that the Western-World has accepted the validation of Homosexaulity with open-arms.

3. Pornography-
The Ponogarphy industry is currently a nearly $100-Billion business-The Sex industry has promoted this act more than any one single personality, or group of people, ever. This is a world-wide phenomenon, powered by powerful world-wide sex companies, who profit immensely from the propagation of this act. It is a known fact, within the porn industry, that people (both men & women for that matter) who allow themselves to be anally penetrated are paid significantly more, per sex-scene, as opposed to those who do not allow themselves to be anally penetrated; also, those who perform anal-sex upon others are generally paid more, as opposed to those who do not perform anal-sex upon others. Since Anal-Sex has always been considered a religious and/or social taboo, and even offence, the image of this act being blatantly displayed, so carelessly & freely in a movie is bound to attract the attention of anyone, who is voided of the guidance of Islam, as well as just universal, common, respect & decency. These porn industry producers & marketers are very sly, crafty, and (for lack of a better term) intelligent-They know what attracts Human beings sexually, and they use any & all ways to manipulate their desires for profit, thus, the propagation of this act has made people in the porn industry billions of dollars, literally.
Now, what does all of this mean & what can we do about it?

What this means is that we have a serious problem on our hands, as Muslims, regarding this particular issue alone. Muhammad (Peace be upon him) had once said, “Verily, what I fear for my nation the most is the action of the People of Lot.”.(al-Kaba’ir) Sadly, this fear of Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has come to fruition, in ways that couldn’t have even been imaginable to hear, read, or personally witness.

In terms of what we can do about it, there’s only three things which can be done:

1. Realistically, the only pragmatic thing that we can do, as Muslims, is to look at ourselves in the mirror, recognize & sincerely evaluate any and/or all deviant sexual-desires which affect us, ask Allah for help & work really hard to stay away from these acts, and all things, persons, places which lead to these acts.

2. Be a good Muslim, a good role model for others, that you may be able to be used by Allah, to guide others to Islam, and also towards solid morality generally. Allah has entrusted us with the abilities to lead people away from darkness & into light. But, we have to make sure that we’re even worthy of such a responsibility first, by being examples that people deem worthy of taking seriously & following.

3. Understand the time in which we are living in: Don’t pretend that Homosexuality is not a dominant force within our society, or that Sodomy is just something that Non-Muslims, or Homosexuals do, take your heads out of the sand. Both Homosexuality & Sodomy, respectively, have been widepsread in the Muslim-World. However, you don’t hear a lot of persons, whom are Muslim personalities, popular in the Muslim-World or deemed as “Muslim-Scholars”, addressing these types of issues, as they are obligated to do so.

For more information about some contemporary things which I’ve mentioned, please, feel free to read the following sources & visit the following sites:

1. History of Homosexuality/Sodomy-
Encyclopedia Britannica

2. Greco-Roman acceptance of Sodomy/Homosexuality-
Encyclopedia Britannica

3. The Porn-Industry-
http://www.anitpornography.org, http://www.familysafemedia.com

Gareth Bryant/2012

Gareth Bryant’s Keys to Happiness:

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Having hope in what we can’t yet see.

Appreciation, for all of what could be.

Patience, upon all the many tests which lie ahead.

Piety, always ensuring that your heart isn’t dead.

Incorporating respect & love in your daily-routine.

Never become ungrateful, nor treat people mean.

Educate others about Allah’s mercy & respite.

Set an example, lead people to Islam, the light.

Stay upon these rules, and you are assured a happy life.

Gareth Bryant/2012