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Exposing Muslims whom pontificate/promote Islāmophobia via al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia

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You don’t have to be European to be a White-Supremacist. Just like you don’t have to be Non-Muslim to be an Islāmophobe. Persons like Assim Al-Hakeem: “Religio-Scholar” Native of the Arab-World via KSA/Saudi Arabia thus undoubtedly prove this: he happens to be both a Xenophobe & an Islāmophobe. Ironically, Persons like him are actually no different than Persons like Said Rageah.(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2019/11/14/muslim-hatemonger)

Much like how `Amr ibn-Hishām was nicknamed Abū-Hakm/Father-Of-Judgment/Wisdom, whom was renicknamed Abū-Jahl/Father-Of-Ignorance/Stupidity via Muhammad (Peace be upon him): it’s ironic that the Last-Name of the Person whom is in this Post is al-Hakīm/Wise-Person, when in fact it should be al-Jahīl/Apathetic-Asshole. Islāmophobia & White-Supremacy are both Manifestations of azh-Zhulm/Oppression. And whomever co-signs or is Silent concerning either is a Zhālim/Oppressor, by definition. Being Pro-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia is Islāmophobia, by definition, because the 1st-Being/Created-Thing to be Pro-`Asabiyyah was ash-Shaytān/Satan. And ash-Shaytān is the Ultimate-Islāmophobe.(at-Tabarī, as-Suyūtī, ibn-Kathīr)

One may Dare ask how/why do I pontificate/claim such a Stance against Assim Al-Hakeem. I’ll answer that. Firstly though, I’ll thoroughly detail the “Black Lives Matter” Concept vs. the “All Lives Matter” Kalām/Rhetoric.

 

“Black-Lives Matter”, is as valid as “All-Lives Matter”, because #Allah (the Creator/Lord of the Universe) created All-Life/Lives. However, at the Same-Time: if “Black-Lives” don’t matter to those whom benefit from al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia via White-Supremacy/White-Privilege, then saying “All-Lives Matter” is Deflectory-Rhetoric. It summarily means that they know that “Black-Lives” don’t matter via White-Supremacy & don’t care that “Black-Lives” don’t matter.(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2018/02/04/bilalmoviereinforcesslavenarrative)

This, of course, is because they’re able to hide under the Filthy-Cover of White-Supremacy, via either: being European, passing for “White” (Russians/Central-Asians, Euro-Latinos, Middle-Eastern Peoples, Mixed-Ethnicity Peoples/”Bi-Racial”, etc.). Also, there’s Good-Ole Coonery via Persons whom’re classified as “Black”, via the Socio-Caste System which the Western-World operates by, based exclusively upon al-`Asabiyyah (via Classism, Ethnocentrism, Colorism, etc.). They attempt to convince People that White-Supremacy isn’t Reality. They also contribute to Self-Hate & Self-Destruction of their own People.

Furthermore, you don’t have to be Afro-American to be a Coon-If you’re Non Afro-American & you co-sign Anti-Blackness, via your Silence and/or your Biases, then by definition you’re a Coon. Oh, by the way: Muslims whom don’t/refuse to stand against White-Supremacy, then by definition, not only are they Muslim-Coons, but most importantly/worse yet, they’re Islāmophobes Assim Al-Hakeem & those like him are most definitely Muslim-Coons. Silence and/or Participation as per al-`Asabiyyah is Islāmophobia by definition. Muslims are Mafrūdh/Islāmically-Mandated to stand against any/all Manifestations of azh-Zhulm/Oppression: Spiritually, Psycho-Emotionally, Primally.(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2019/09/23/toxicleadership)

Of course, Persons like Assim Al-Hakeem have, on Numerous-Occasions, spoken against any Forms/Manifestations of al-Jihād (Struggle/Resistance) against Oppressive-Governance/Governments. And, this is because Persons like them are pressured, via their Oppressive-Governments, to command People to be Anti-Dissent. Ironically, Dissent was literally used via Muslims of the Middle-East/Arab-World via the Geo-Political Ancestors of this Region aiding Non-Muslim/Western Powers topple al-Khilāfah/Islāmic-Governance: the Ottoman-Empire during World-War I.(https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2013/12/06/hujjahagainstsaudiarabia)

Standing against azh-Zhulm is something Allah takes so seriously, that He decided to make azh-Zhulm Mahrūm/Islāmically-Prohibited even upon Himself. And, if/whenever there’s Muslims being Silent/Complicit regarding any Manifestation of Oppression, then this is Islāmophobia, by definition…you don’t have to be Non-Muslim to be an Islāmophobe. In fact, ironically: Muhammad (Peace be upon him stated taught us that al-`Asabiyyah is something which his Ummah/Nation will never abandon.(Muslim, an-Nawawī)

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E

Islāmophobic-Journalism Courtesy of the New York Post

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“And never let your hatred, against any People, prevent you from behaving justly.” (Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.5, V.8)

“The Worst-Person with Allah is he whom kills those whom never even fought them back.” (Ahmad)

These 2 Revelatory-Texts are the Premise of my Article, discussing the Ugliness of Islāmophobia via the Media, Courtesy of the New York Post:

https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/nyc-firefighter-gets-coronavirus-after-teen-sneezes-on-him/

Omar Sattar: FDNY-Personnel, Firefighter, was attacked by Boro Park Youth, in Brooklyn, NY. He was purposely sneezed-on after attempting to regulate Social-Distancing in lieu of the Covid19 Global Health-Crisis which has hit the United States very hard, NYC particularly/especially since NYC is the most Congested-City in the US. So, sadly Omar Sattar tested Covid19+. The Media reported that it’s unconfirmed whether or not he contracted Covid19 via that Sneezing-Attack imposed upon him. Well, honestly that’s not even the Point…the Point is that this Sneeze-Attack was not only Inhumanely-Disgusting, but also Incredibly-Dangerous. Ironically, this isn’t the Worst-Part though.

The NYPost: notorious for its Discriminatory-Tirades (Islāmophobia, Xenophobia, etc.) instead of focusing on the Disgusting-Behavior of these Persons whom literally placed the Health/Life of a Fellow-Human, a Civil-Servant, at Risk they pinpointed the Sordid-Past of his Father Ahmed Sattar. Ahmed Sattar was implicated, prosecuted, sentenced, etc. as per Involvement in the 1993 WTC-Bombing. However, this literally has nothing to do with Omar Sattar. The NYPost, of course, made it about Ahmed Sattar.

This was exclusively done to deflect from the Fact that those responsible for this Heinous-Act were Jewish & that Omar Sattar is a Muslim, who’s also the Son of a Muslim comvicted of Terrorism. Basically, the NYPost articulated their Article this Way methodically, to erase the Humanity of the Victim because he’s a Muslim & to give the Criminals a Pass because they’re Non-Muslims (Jewish specifically). It’s almost as if the NYPost had presented this Story as though Omar Sattar had deserved to be attacked, as if somehow this Attack was Retribution for the Crimes which his Father was comvicted for. It’s obvious that had this been the Other-Way Around this would’ve been broadcasted via every News-Outlet, every Newspaper, every TV-News Segment, every Talk-Show, etc. There would’ve been Calls-Of-Action made against the Sneeze-Attackers, claiming “Anti-Semitism” & we all know that this is 💯%-Truth/Honesty. However, since it is what it is, clearly little to nothing will probably be done about this, in spite of the Fact that one of “New York’s Bravest” was so viciously & cowardly attacked, resulting in his Health/Life being put in Danger.

Well…that’s Jew York City for you.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

Healthcare-Hypocrisy: the Reality of Affluence vs. Poverty

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Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

Disease: An Historical-Introspection

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Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

US-Politics 101: The Way Coronavirus benefitted Donald Trump & his Political-Masters

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Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

The Anatomy of the Reality that is the Muslim-Caste System

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al-Islām greatly stresses the Importantance of Human-Equality, that inherently the Only-Things which could ever make any Human superior, to any other Fellow-Human, is their Obedience to Allah.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.49, V.13; at-Tabarī; as-Suyūtī; at-Tirmidhī; Ahmad) However, Muslims summarily refuse to recognize/accept this Reality. The Truth of the Matter is that (either via Ethno/Socio-Cultural Traditions prior to the Revelation of The Qur’ān, Socio-Cultural/Political Colonization, etc.) Muslims most definitely have Unwritten-Rules concerning the Religio Caste-System which Muslims have developed over the past 12-Centuries, C.E. And, ironically: the Fact that at-Tanzīl/Revelation (prior to The Qur’ān as well as via The Qur’ān & the Sunnah/Prophetic-Tradition) has always rejected Things like Caste-Systems, because of the Negativity which it imposes upon Societies-There’s absolutely 0-Space/Place for al-`Asabiyyah/Xenophobia via al-Islām. Sadly, though, Apathy is worse than Ignorance: Muslims don’t care about Right vs. Wrong according to Islāmic-Teachings. And, this Carelessness is literally how/why a Caste-System exists amongst Muslims. More often than not, Muslims always use the “There’s no Racism in Islam” Song&Dance-Kalām/Rhetoric. Now, obviously: that Statement is both Truthful & Honest. At the Same-Time, the Reasons how/why it’s used via its Interpretation is 💯%-Untrue/Dishonest. If/whenever any Muslim states, “There’s no Racism in Islam”, what they really mean that Muslims aren’t Pro-`Asabiyyah Proponents. And, we all know that Interpretation of the Statement is 💯%-Untrue/Dishonest.

Enough of that…let’s get to the Muslim-Caste System:

1. Muslim-Arabs/Middle-Easterners:

a. “European/White” Featured

b. “Arab/Middle-Eastern” Featured

c. “African/Black” Featured

2. Muslim-Europeans

3. Muslim-European Reverts

4. Muslim-Desis/Subcontinentals:

a. “European/White” Featured

b. “Desi/Asian” Festured

c. “African/Black” Featured

5. Muslim Greater-Asians:

a. “Asian” Featured

b. “Desi” Featured

c. “African/Black” Featured

6. Muslim-Reverts Generally

7. Muslim-Latinos

8. Muslim Afro-Americans

9. Muslim-Africans

Understandably, a Hard-Pill to swallow. However, at the Same-Time, we as Muslims must stop ptetending that such a Caste-System exists amongst Muslims. Unfortunately, there’s going to be Muslims whom greatly disagree with me, whom’ll accuse me of being a “Trouble-Maker”, being “Divisive”, etc. But, I don’t really care. I’m speaking Truth to this Narrative, because it’s an Uncomfortable-Reality & I exist to make the Uncomfortable comfortable.

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2020, C.E.

The Anatomy of Abuse/Oppression

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Author’s-Note:

This Article is deemed to expose the Reality of the Non-Islāmic Nature of Abuse, via any & all Manifestations/Forms. The Focus of this Article, however, is actually Domestic-Abuse & how/why Muslims particularly, whom still either pretend that it doesn’t exists amongst us, or whom still attempt to justify it.

1. What is Abuse?

Abuse-

A Corrupt-Practice/Custom; Improper/Excessive-Treatment; Language that condemns or vilifies (usually/almost always unjustly), intemperately and angrily; Physical-Maltreatment; a Deceitful-Act.(Merriam-Webster)

Abuse is akin to the Word azh-Zhulm/Oppression.

2. What is Oppression?

Oppression-

Unjust/Cruel-Exercise of Authority/Power; a Sense of being weighed-down in: Spirit, Mind/Heart, Body, etc.(Merriam-Webster)

azh-Zhulm-

Darkness, Ignorance, Arrogance: violating the Boundaries/Rights which Allah has set forth to be respected/observed.(Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.18, V.1-6/V.32-42; an-Nawawī; Lisān-ul-`Arab: Lexicon of the Arabic-Language)

3. Who’s an Abuser/Abused?

An Abuser can be anyone, with the Capability/Potential to commit Abuse. An Abused-Person can be anyone, who doesn’t possess the Capacity/Potential, Willingness, etc. to resist Abuse.

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4. How/why does Abuse begin?

There’s no Direct/Explicit-Answer: what’s True/Honest is that Abuse, almost always, never has 1-Cause only but Several/Many-Causes.

5. What are the Types of Abuse?

Holistically, any/all Manifestations of Abuse fall under the Following-Categories*:

a. Spiritual-Abuse

b. Psycho-Emotional Abuse

c. Primal-Abuse

(*The Violation of Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs…See: Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs)

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  1. Revelatory-Texts which’re misunderstood/misinterpreted, manipulated, etc. to attempt to justify Abuse (Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.4, V.34):

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  1. Revelatory-Texts which affirm/confirm the Islāmic-Prohibition of Abuse:

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Now, in spite of the Fact that these Texts clearly indicate the Prohibitory-Nature of Abuse, it still occurs amongst us. The Question is how/why. 

There’s Several-Reasons as per how/why this is the Case:

a. Denial of the Reality that one is an Abuser.

b. Refusal to recognize/accept that Abuse affects the Abuse just as much as the Abused.

c. Deflection of the Pain endured by the Abuse via Abuse.

c. Blame of Abuse upon the Abused, instead of upon the Abuser.

Moment of Abuse-Truth:

1. When’s the Last-Time you were confronted with someone whom you know facing Domestic-Abuse?

2. When’s the Last-Time, if ever, that Domestic-Abuse affected you personally?

3. When’s the Last-Time that you actually helped any Person dealing with Domestic-Abuse?

4. When’s the Last-Time that you gave someone a Pass for committing Domestic-Abuse, because you’re Friends with that Person or were too afraid to confront them about it?

5. When’s the Last-Time which you’ve actually, honestly, even care about the Issue of Domestic-Abuse?

Gareth Bryant

1441, A.H./2019, C.E.

Sharī`ah’s Anatomy: Where al-Islām meets Bio-Medical Ethics

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Sharī`ah’s Anatomy is a Podcast with Chaplain Gareth Bryant & Dr. James Ferguson, concerning Bio-Medical Ethics from an Islāmic-Lens. The Purpose of this Podcast to empower Muslims & Humanity at large, via Education, concerning how to make Informed-Decisions about their own Healthcare. Also, to learn how to navigate how the Healthcare/Medical-Field works, so that, as Healthcare-Recipients, you can speak/act with Authority, as per how you want, expect, deserve to be treated by Healthcare/Medical-Professionals & the Healthcare/Medical-Industry.

Our Podcasts will be livestreamed via Facebook-Live, every Thursday @ 5pm (EST).

Facebook: Shariah’s Anatomy

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at-Tajnīn (Jinn-Influence/Possession) vs. Mental-Illness

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Author’s-Note:

The Following-Article is based upon Personal-Research: my Role as a Chaplain/Counselor lead me to author this Research, as per my Professional-Expertise via Chaplaincy. I’ve submitted my Research, for review, to the Dept. of Psychiatry, Michigan State University. Michigan State University not only approved my Research, but also invited me to attend the annual Global Muslim Mental Health Conference, hosted by Clare College/Cambridge University, United Kingdom, where I in turn was also invited to orate/defend my Research.

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For more Info. regarding ar-Ruqyah/Healing:

https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2019/04/29/ruqyah/

Gareth Bryant

1439, A.H./2018, C.E.

`Ulūm-ur-Ruqyah/Healing-Science

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Question:

What is ar-Ruqyah in the 1st-Place?!!!

Answer:

ar-Ruqyah means “Protection”…it’s from the Verb “Raqā”, meaning “To protect, treat/cure,”. ar-Ruqyah, while most commonly associated with Exorcism (Jinn/Demon-Extraction), it very generally means treating Things which ail People. Ailments come in the following 3 Various-Forms: Spiritual-Ailments, Psycho-Emotional Ailments, Anatomical/Physiological-Ailments.

Question:

Who’s Islāmically-Qualified to be a Rāqī?!!!

Answer:

It exclusively depends upon which Kind/Type of ar-Ruqyah which is required. Each respective Category of ar-Ruqyah must be treated with Respect, taken seriously, and must be done at All-Times within an Islāmically-Dignified/Professional Manner.

The Categories of ar-Ruqyah:

Spiritual-Ruqyah

Any Muslim whom possesses Positive-Character/Behavior, Sufficient-Knowledge of the Realm of the Jinn (Fire-Beings created from Smokeless-Fire [Noble-Qur’ān: Chpt.55, V.15; Chpt.114; Qasas-ul-Anbiyā’/Stories Of The Prophets, ibn-Kathīr; al-Jinn/The Jinn, Mustafā Ashūr), can qualify as a Rāqī.

Psycho-Emotional Ruqyah

Any Muslim of Sound-Character/Behavior whom is Knowledgeable within the Fields of Psychology/Behavioral-Science: Psychologists/Psychiatrists, Chaplains, Therapists, Counselors, etc.

Anatomical/Physiological-Ruqyah

Any Muslim of Good-Character/Behavior whom is Knowledgeable concerning the Human-Anatomy: Doctors, Acupuncturists, Nutritionists, Herbalists, Holistic-Professionals, Nurses, etc.

Easy-Ways to perform Self-Ruqyah*:

Learning/memorizing The Qur’ān, which includes but not limited to the following: Ayat-ul-Kursī/Verse of the Footstool (Chpt.2, V.255), Sūrat-ul-Fātihah/Chapter of the Opening (Chpt.1), Sūrat-ul-Ikhlās/Chapter of Sincerity (Chpt.112), Sūrat-ul-Falaq/Chapter of the Dawn (Chpt.113) & Sūrat-un-Nās/Chpt.114) and reciting them often. Also, reciting The Qur’ān over Water & then drinking it: Qur’ān-Water.(at-Tibb-un-Nabawī/Prophetic-Medicine, ibn-ul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah)

Learning/memorizing al-Adhkār (Verbal-Acts of Remembrance of Allah) and saying them often.(Husn-ul-Muslim/Fortress Of The Muslim)

Observing at-Tahārah/Islāmic-Hygiene often, which includes but not limited to the following: clipping/trimming Nails, shaving/trimming Pubic-Hair, shaving/trimming the Moustache, keeping Clothing clean, etc.(Bulūgh-ul-Marām/Attaining The Objective, ibn-Hajr al-`Asqalānī; Minhāj-ul-Muslim/Methodology Of The Muslim, Abū-Bakr Jābir al-Jazā’irī; Fiqh-us-Sunnah, as-Sayyid Sābiq)

Avoid Spaces/Places known for harboring an-Najāsah/Filth as well as Jinn-Activity, including but not limited to the following: Camel-Dens, Bathrooms, Cemeteries/Graveyards, etc.(Bulūgh-ul-Marām, Minhāj-ul-Muslim, Fiqh-us-Sunnah)

Avoid al-Hasd/Envy (al-`Ayn/an-Nazhr [Evil-Eye]), as-Sihr/Sorcery (Spells/Incantations, Astrology, Zodiacs/Horoscopes, Psychic/Fortune-Reading [Palm/Tarot-Card Reading], Numerology, etc.), as well as those whom implement/practice both al-Hasd & as-Sihr.(al-Haythamī, ibn-Hajr, al-Kabā’ir/The Major-Sins, adh-Dhahabī)

Avoid: az-Zinā/THOTery (Bestiality, Child-Molestation, Rape, Homosexuality, Adultery/Non-Marital Sex, Fornication/Pre/Non-Marital Sex, etc.), Substance-Abuse/Intoxication, Theft/Robbery & those who do it.(al-Kabā’ir)

Eat 7-Dates per Day: particularly/especially `Ajwah-Dates. However, if one doesn’t have Access to `Ajwah-Dates, then simply eat any Type of Dates with the Niyyah/Motive of getting the Same-Benefits from eating `Ajwah-Dates.(al-Bukhārī, Muslim, at-Tirmidhī)

Eating/drinking Black-Seed regularly.(al-Bukhārī)

*The following aforementioned is exclusively pertaining to Spiritual-Ailments. This is not at all meant/intended to Spiritually-Diagnose, nor to assume that anyone is experiencing any such Spiritual-Ailments. In any/all Cases: you must/should consult (Spiritual, Psycho-Emotional, Anatomical/Physiological) Professionals whom you both respect & trust, before proceeding in venturing into any Ruqyah-Realm. Otherwise, you run the Risk of causing Unnecessary-Harm to one’s Individual-Condition.

For more Info. concerning at-Tajnīn (Jinn-Influence/Possession):

https://garethbryant.wordpress.com/2019/07/08/attajninvsmentalillness/

Gareth Bryant

1440, A.H./2019, C.E.