Tuesday, August 31, 2010

An Evening Talk on 'Freemason' by Dr. Omar Zaid

"the Jews will not be pleased with you, nor the Christians until you follow their religion. Say: Surely Allah's guidance, that is the (true) guidance. And if you follow their desires after the knowledge that has come to you, you shall have no guardian from Allah, nor any helper." Al-Baqarah :120

"You will follow the ways of the nations before you inch by inch and foot by foot to such degree that if they entered a lizard's hole, you would go in after them"
. When Prophet PBUH was asked by former nations he meant the Christians and the Jews, he replied, "Who else could it be?".[1]

Here are some of the video presentation on Freemasonry by Dr. Omar Zaid ( I went to his talk at IIS, Setiawangsa today and I seriously think he's a Muslim version of Dr. House, M.D. -for his cynical yet honest approach).

"Dr. Omar's the most un-politically correct scholar I know personally. His relentless pursuit of truth is unsparing. That's why we need him and more like him"
- Prof. Hassan Nagar, PhD. Arabic and English Lit., ISTAC, UIA, KL, Malaysia

A brief biography of Dr. Omar Zaid.
Dr. Omar Zaid is a retired Emergency Room Physician now Research Fellow at ISTAC (IIUM) since July 2007. Prior to his conversion to Islam in 2004, Dr. Zaid was an Evangelical Christian Missionary in Sarawak East Malaysia. In his search for truth Dr. Zaid explored occult metaphysics became intimate with Dr. Rudolph Steiners Anthroposophy, became a Freemason then a Born Again Christian before finally reverting to Islam in 2004 .

He currently does research on Church History, Gnosticism, Mystery Religions, Fertility Cults, the history of Hermetic Societies and Human Development and Sexuality. In addition to several essays and monographs, he has authored Trinity: The Metamorphosis of Myth; The Hands of Iblis: Summary Observations on the Hidden Hand of the New World Order. His next book, Cain’s Creed: The Cult of Rome, a Deconstruction and Revision of Church history, is scheduled for release this year.

"I am a former Catholic, Occultist, Freemason, Christian Evangelical Minister and Casualty Physician now become Muslim, author, critic and relatively qualified coroner for a deeply
wounded ummah. The singular perspective I offer on this traumatized body is a kind of kalb ina kalb (heart to heart) reportage and examination that may help buffer some of the palavers I‘ve witnessed since becoming an Academic Fellow a few years ago. With this in mind, I beg leniency for any error presented and remain amenable to admonition and correction. All praise belongs to Allah." - The Rights of God: Islamization & Islamic Science in light of the New World Order: A Singular Perspective.

More interesting publications by Dr. Omar Zaid can be download HERE.

May Allah S.W.T. open up our hearts and minds to guide us to the true path and may Allah S.W.T. reward Dr. Omar for his effort in conveying the truth.

[1] - Ibn Al- Jawzee's The Devil's Deception: edited translation by Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Sunday, August 15, 2010

FREE software program to help memorize Quraan


I would like to share a fantastic software I accidentally found while browsing the net named Juz30. This app. will inshaAllah help us to memorize Quraan at your own time and your own pace. I think it's great for reverts and for short-term memory Muslima like me :)

Here are just some of the features:-
  • User Profiles - anyone in your household can have their own profile for memorization
  • Drag and Drop ayas into you "heart" - a graphical way to view your memorization progress
  • Drag and Drop whole suras you know already to get started.
  • High Quality Uthmani Arabic Script
  • English translation by Muhsin Khan (can be turned off)
  • Transliteration to help pronounce
  • High quality aya-by-aya recitation by Abdullah Basfar (who recites slowly with proper tajweed)
  • Ability to choose different recitors (when recitor packs are released)
  • (German, French, Malay, Indonesian, Spanish) translations (when using language packs)
  • Loop Ayas - loop as many times as you want for memorization
  • Loop Suras - loop whole sura
  • Stack Mode - memorize ayas in the following manner: 1 | 1,2 | 1,2,3 | 1,2,3,4 | ...
  • Single Aya Mode - if an Aya is too long, then select points in the audio to repeatedly loop
  • Select a Aya range in the Sura
  • Displays your Juz30 memorization progress
  • Displays sura playback progress
  • Pause Mode - add your own pauses (in seconds) in between ayas so you can repeat the aya yourself after hearing it
  • and much more ...

Just click HERE to download the software, and please make sure you've downloaded the surahs (and translations) before opening the file. There's plenty of reciters to choose, I personally prefer recitation by Abdullah Basfar. :D

Please share this with your friends, and families too! ^_^

I hope we will all have a blessed Ramadan mubarak this year. Wassalam.

*P/s- Some files might be corrupt; just replace it with other reciters.