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The Clearing of the Smoke, after the Boston & Waco blasts: Trying to make sense of it all

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Boston-Bombing pic

Author’s note:

Rabiah Kas`id is someone with a sound-mind & a kind-heart. He’s someone whom I’ve known for a very long time, I’d say, about a decade, at least. He has grown, into a person of great knowledge, wisdom, understanding, about Islam, as well as the world around him. Here’s some of the elements of his positive-qualities, which I’ve just mentioned before, in a simple, yet powerful, and enlightening write-up, concerning the recent tragedy, known as the Boston-Bombings.

The Arabic word fadl is mentioned in supplications in the context of referring to Allah’s grace and favor.

The literal meaning of the word fadl is “surplus”. It is used to describe something that is given without any payment in return.

When we say something is “fadl from Allah”, we mean it is given by Allah without being deserved by the receiving party. Allah gives us rewards for our good deeds and increases our blessings and providence purely out of His generosity, magnanimity, and grace.

When we ask our Lord for His grace or favor (fadl), we are asking Him to give us something even though we do not deserve it. It is our recognition that what Allah gives us is out of Allah’s generosity and from His favor.

Allah says: “And if Allah had destroyed men for their iniquity, He would not leave on the earth a single creature” [Sûrah al-Nahl: 61]

http://en.islamtoday.net/node/636

A reflection on the Boston Marathon Event:

Anyone else was hoping that the people involved were white and not Muslim. We all know the reaction then would have been to refer to it as a lone wolf as opposed the act of a group of people/Deen and that another Muslim land couldn’t possibly be in the crossfire in the near future, as was Iraq and Afghanistan. Also there is the likelihood of additional of domestic policies and actions that infringe on the basic lives of others similar to that of a decade ago and counting. So that could include an increase of already existing scaled surveillance and profiling of Muslims. There will also likely be additions to matters such as the patriot act, and an increase in in funding of related federal agencies  which will both curb civil liberties further. Immigration reforms are also to be affected if they turn out to be immigrants even if they happened to be legalized.

If not then there is public image involved, although if 9/11 is any indication some people will still examine Islam fairly and may even be more eager because of the new focused attention. The brothers and sisters who may have not been the most practicing would be included in that regard of also examining and better embracing their Deen to be better examples in the public eyes.

Finally, it only fair to at least bring up the West Texas fertilizer plant explosion. This is so as more people died and were injured there and the collateral damage was so severe that some people lost their homes and school there just opened today (April 22, days after the incident) yet it got much less coverage. How unbalanced can mainstream news be to not at least give this event the same coverage as the Boston marathon event?

Rabiah Kas`id/2013

My “Dear-John” letter to John Fitzgerald Kennedy:

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JFK pic

Author’s note:

John Fitzgerald Kennedy has been dead a long time. And, ironically, people are still clinging to the classic lone-gunman story, of how one many shot JFK, from at least 3-directions, causing 3 completely different bullet wounds, on 3 completely separate parts of his body. With that being said, I’ve made a poem, describing what I would say to him, if I were able to speak with him, to tell him about what happened after his own death.

Dear JFK:

They still haven’t captured any of your killers, yet they got away, scott free.
You were a thorn in their sides, they had to remove, you wanted true liberty.

It’s truly a shame, that none of those assassins were not ever brought to justice.
The Warren-Commission covered it up, ruled your death an open & shut case.

There are, still, so many theories, as to why, and how, you were eliminated.
All of the things you tried to push through, after you, were never attempted.

You being the last U.S. President, to date, to ever be assassinated is of no surprise.
You took on a lot more than you could’ve chewed, that’s what led to your demise.

You had tried your very best to do away with the CIA…
…they used espionage attempting to propel Doomsday.

You attempted to remove American-involvement from Vietnam…
…you wanted to end the Cold-War, get the World nuclearly calm.

You tried to abolish the Federal Reserve, decrease the power of Banksters controlling the economy…
…and, with you out of the picture, there was no one else to stop them from playin’ real-life Monopoly.

Everyone abandoned you, left your side: you were the blood-sacrifice of dissent, as well as defections.
Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t kill you, even the Zapruder film shows you being shot in at least two-directions.

They silenced him quickly, because he was gonna tell it all, spill the beans…
…Jack Ruby was the ideal hitman for the puppet-master’s dirty schemes.

Your Secret Service detail made you such an easy-target, leaving you all alone.
Your motorcade driver drove you to your death, into the Dealey Plaza kill-zone.

You made too many enemies & not nearly enough friends.
People viewed you as a threat, to influence and dividends.

Most people are too afraid to know the truth…
…we cannot afford to keep lying to our youth.

They must know what & why you died for…
…it was the 1st-casualty of an internal-war.

This is not a war of bullets & bombs…
…but, it’s a conflict of honesty, integrity.

Those responsible for your death want the American people to just remain ignorant & blind…
…following trends, spending aimlessly, until for the next generation, nothing’s left behind.

All that they really want is destruction, for small-gain profits…
…they want to place into power whomever follows the scripts.

Gareth Bryant/2013