Saturday, May 07, 2005

The Theory of Evolution: Needs Evolution

There should not be a problem to have students study the theory of evolution as by Darwin and others. However, they have to be taught two things: it is a theory and there is another theory "the creation". They can learn the latter from their religious sources. Charles Darwin, in his books (The Origin of Species 1859) and (The Descent of Man 1871), presented his theory of evolution. He presented the theory of the Mechanism of Natural Selection or survival of the fittest. More evolutionists contributed to the theory trying to deflect criticism. These are the common critics of the theory:
1- Basic material: Even if you are successful to trace the universe to one atom and life to one cell you will not be able to answer: who created the atom and cell. 2- The theory of "spontaneous generation", which asserts that non-living materials came together to form living organism has been rejected. The great evolutionists like Russian biologist Alexander Oparin and American chemist Stanley Miller experimented to prove that a living cell could originate by coincidence but failed and they admitted their failure. 3- The conditions required for the formation of cell are too great in quantity to be explained away by coincidences. The DNA molecule is so complex that it cannot be accidental or coincidental. 4- Lamarck and Darwin believed in the transferring of traits of one species to the other. They maintain that living creatures passed on the traits (new DNA) they acquired during lifetime to the next generation. Giraffes evolved from antelopes and bears transformed into whales. However, the laws of inheritance discovered by Gregor Mendel (1822- 1884) and verified by the science of genetics have nullified the theory of evolutionary mechanism. 5- Sharing the some of DNA material between animals point to a creator rather than spontaneous mutations (Neo-Darwinism). In humans spontaneous mutation as we study it in medicine result in disease and deformities not eloquent new species. 6- The fossil record theory of Darwin, which was a basic contention, has been rejected on scientific grounds. According to this theory, every living species has sprung from a predecessor. No "Transitional Forms" have yet been uncovered. On the contrary, the British Paleontologist, Drerk v. Ager in "The Nature of the Fossil Record" admits that the fossil records shows not gradual evolution but the sudden explosion of one group at the expense of another. This is just the opposite of Darwin's assumptions.
6- Man is the blend of Matter and Soul. Darwin and other evolutionists could deny it or ignore it but human observations are just too compelling even to intellectuals. For a scientific proof you need observation and experiment. There is no experiment that evolutionists can produce in the laboratory to prove their observation. Humans' observation is more stronger than the photos of some apes that looked more erect over millions of years. 7- The brain which is the most advanced in humans compared by any species is very difficult to explain how it can evolve from lower animals. We do not pass to our children through our sperms or eggs our knowledge, social or political skills. They have to learn it. Even intelligent people have to develop their brain more through learning. If they have intelligent children they will look like most of us. Learning will not cause us to evolve into new species or for our brains to grow into large balloons. Similarly, you can not expect lower animals to develop the sophisticated human brain by learning alone.
For me the theory of evolution is stuck in its beginning, middle and end. In the beginning: the origin of material!! in the middle: adding new DNA for acquired traits resulting in new species !! and in the end: human brains are just too sophisticated to evolve from lower animals. As you see the theory of evolution failed to evolve in these three essential steps. Compiled my thoughts with scientific facts from Islam And Darwinism: By: Prof. Maqsood Jafri.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

100% Faith May Not Be Possible.

I red the excellent article to David Brooks today 05/05/05 "Stuck in Lincoln's Land" in New York Times. It explains how Lincoln had faith with some doubts but he led with religious conviction. It was quite of coincidence since I wrote the same day my article "Too much coincidences is no coincidence". Man can have 100% belief but more likely he would have his faith goes up and down. That is why I suggested that we review in our mind all these proofs or the too much of coincidences that is make it hard to believe it is a coincidence. Even the prophets themselves had say few seconds of doubt. That is why we use the word faith. 100% faith all the time would likely equal reality. You do not say I have faith that I see my T.V in my room now. Faith is a word usually used to the belief in the unseen. Though it is a mental process, the feeling part is strong and comes if the knowledge and understanding are equally strong. Faith gets stronger as we read daily the bible and Quran or pray. When we do the good and feel more pure at heart we feel also our faith is stronger. This time in history there is a lot of confusion. This is related to a lot of injustices and evil. The religious intolerance and hypocrisy make it even worse. The inability of people to think if we are them what we will be feeling is largely contributing. This is actually the time to have atheists and secular thinkers to read and think religion. Some suspicion is essential to avoid fanatism and blind believing. David was very right of his saying "Lincoln's core lesson is that while the faithful and the faithless go at each other in their symbiotic culture war, those of us trapped wrestling with faith are not without the means to get up and lead". Muhammad (PBUH) had many of his relatives followed faithfully his religion. The most close to him and raised him Abi Taleb did not believe. His disbelief was one of wander than hate, corruption or arrogance like other Arabs at that time. I am sure I have faith enough to be called faithful. Even at the times of my lowest percent of faith when I had a lot of injustices I loved the righteousness God had planned to us. It looked always to me that there is too much coincidences that it is not a coincidence. There is just too much evil to make believers doubt their belief and disbelievers difficult to believe. But we need the best of us to be on the right side of belief even though a little suspicion may be unavoidable.

Too Much coincidences Equal No Coincidence.

This is my simple law or equation. At times when my faith goes down say from 95% to 70% I would review in my head all the big coincidences of my faith. When I go through them I strengthen my faith: too much coincidences= no coincidence. With this equation you can attain faith as confirmed belief (too much coincidences) or faith by default (equal no coincidence or absence of strong evidence of disbelief). I will list down these coincidences:
1- Creation. 2- Intelligence behind creation. 3- A creator claiming his creation. 4- Purpose of creation. 4- Evil and good. 5- Enjoyment in both doing evil and good even in same person. 6- Conscience that is built by religion. 7- Inner desire to seek God. 8- Spiritual satisfaction by worshiping God. 9- Reaching out to God in difficult times. 10- Evil winning over good in earth. 10- Incomplete justice in our world and the reasonable belief in day of judgment. 10- Same messages of prophets and the way God inspired them (angels, visions and rarely too close like with prophet Moses). 12- Miracles of Quran (see topics in my blog) and Bible. 13- Why in hell prophets will suffer all they went through from their enemies and their followers unless they are very sure (faith) they carrying to us the truth. 14- We already believe in the unseen like electricity. 15- supernatural: visions, prophecies, witch crafts, connections with spirits and even Jinn or demons. 16- Even our social life has laws, for laugh the common law is "to say something unpredictable and in the same time funny but not silly", for laws of leaderships discovered by john Maxwell (21 laws) you break one of them and people will not follow you, and so on. 17- Human false pride that can deny the truth or rationalize the evil as well described in the Bible and the Quran.
So the spectrum of belief can be as sophisticated as examining the strict laws of cosmos and believe there is intelligence behind them or as simple as few visions in your life that came true or inner feeling that there is God. Thus God put in our heart and mind the ways to find him, everyone according to his sophistication. If you do not believe me review again the coincidences above. If you find them too much of coincidences it is not a coincidence (faith). If you still think they all are coincidences and there is no truth behind religion you are entitled to your disbelief. In Quran there is the freedom of faith. The only rare exception when people are aggressors to Muslims and too wicked that your own existence is only to have them Muslims. You know that they will start with a faith close to 0% but as they live between Muslims it will rise up and God will open their hearts to Islam. As I mentioned this is quite exceptional and self-defensive. You have to remember they tortured Muslims for 12 years and gathered all tribes to demolish them. Islam spread to most people through an open dialogue otherwise I would revert to be an Egyptian Coptic or a little pharaoh. To kill someone who reverted from Islam is extremism and with dialogue we can reclaim most of them. Extreme Islam and overzealous hate of Islam contributed equally to disfiguring this great religion. Even the west had decided who are the moderates (tyrants) and then blame Muslims for all of these resentments.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Satan Deceive

It is quite possibly someone will ask himself did this guy meet Satan so he would know what is his deceive. I did not see or meet him. I am like everyone saw the imaginative drawings of him. But I see him well reflected in our thoughts. Let me tell why I think that:
1- How you can explain that people would worship stones and animals and other things that are created.
2- How people prefer the evil and the mean-spirit than the good and the good spirit. So the later is good for all of us. Why we see this extreme evil in some tyrants over throughout the history and see wickedness as well described throughout the Bible.
3- Why other people do not even give it good and through exploration. So if there is heaven and hell it is of huge of concern. Since eternity compared to few years in earth is like comparing eternity with zero if you know mathematics.
4- Why many people who are following a religion are that hypocrites.
5- Why religious people of the three major religions would fight for religious identity and do not follow the righteousness of their religion. They would not try to follow the manners of the prophets which all about the same and about humanity.
6- Why people of same religion of the three major religions are fighting with one another over the years. Though the major points of the three religions are already well spelled in the Bible and Quran.
7- Why everyone is confidant he has the truth in his side while religion itself started by followers who was on the opposite side and they searched for the truth.
8- Why those religious people would follow the temptation of the Satan. For some Muslims you are O.K do whatever you like then go to pilgrim and for some Christians you are already saved by the blood of the Christ.
9- Accepting there is God's wrath meanwhile you do not try to avoid his wrath is another great example.
10- For some atheists you are O.K your conclusion is right there is no God and non of these religions are right even with no in-depth analysis of religions particularly Islam.
11- How some atheists would believe in the unseen like electricity and atoms and meanwhile deny God.
12- Why they would accept the very complicated and strict laws of creation and believe in chance. Or they would believe of the intelligence of creation and would think the creator would not claim that to himself.
13- Why they would see both the creation and evil and good. The two major things for humans and make no connection.
14- Why people who made the connection on their own would not follow the right connection given by the prophets.
15- Why politicians would not get along or religious leaders would not find a common dominator.
16- Why the rich are getting more greedy though in few years they will leave the world empty handed and see the poor getting poorer.
You see how Satan is very sophisticated. That is how he lead the people astray. He even block us from thinking and searching for the truth. He was even close to deceive me to miss my noon prayer writing this piece.

Consensus: The Way To Go

I can not say to the American politicians it is over the party system is not working. I can not even do that in my mother country Egypt. If you want people to do something "Let Them Do It". You have to pose the challenge to them. Since politics affect my family and all of yours how can we best serve them. This is the party system and this is my alternative let us open the dialogue and see what will work best. It is the majority role after all. There is no consensus without a dialogue. New ideas always find a lot of resistance. This is the human nature. Dialogue is very helpful to even the person who put the idea. It sharpens his idea and gives him more ideas. That is the beauty of democracy. It increases exponentially the brain power that is examining a new idea. A lot of people who posed new ideas were met with resistance. That is O.K. that is how our brain works. Real democracy is a real dialogue. It needs however to be open-minded to new ideas. Even if we would have a real Messiah we would end by the need to have a consensus. A real Messiah unlike a common sense Messiah or self-appointed Messiah will have the reverence that makes people church his ideas. He will be accepted as having guidance from God. People will be eager and hopeful that there is something big going to work. Even if God would send us a plan he would like us to work it out through dialogue and consensus..

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Mean Spiritism: The World Greatest Religion

If you would ask me to write some of the mean spiritism that I personally encountered in my life I may be able to write a book if I would remember all the incidents in my life. I could remember from bullies of schools, abusive teachers and bosses. Oppression by tyrant regimes is like having mean spirited people sticking out their tongue to you all the times. During my training in America I went through a medical training program. I was very enthusiastic given my long time of training and knowledge. Which some of my colleague hated me for other loved me for. The one who hated try to get me. After I would get accused and harassed then they find the facts and my boss apologize. Prejudice people would love to find for you any mistake. They would not give you the benefits of doubt. I remember the person who was prejudice to me would end the year of training by a party and he would say a prayer and preach to God. I usually whisper to myself let us just have the dinner. I am sure I am not the only one who suffered different forms of mean spiritism, though I am one of the most unfortunate. I am not seeking sympathy but revenge. My revenge is not going back on my life with a slow motion film and try to get everyone who harassed me. My revenge is to conquer mean spiritism everywhere. In schools, work places and governmental offices. You will not be able to do that by being mean but by being very wise. Religion is the best to change human behavior. Mean spiritism is actually the best proof of existence of Satan. Good spiritism would make everyone happy while mean spiritism will make us all stressed out and violent. Atheists would try to find scientific reasons. For me it is plain evil from Satan. It defies even the common sense. The presence of a lot of good spirited atheists is not against the reality of religion. Similarly the presence of a lot of mean-spirited religious people is the proof of human hypocrisy. Standing to evil, bullies and tyrants is not mean spiritism but bravery and justice. To have humanism and kindness as the world greatest religions we will have to stand strong to mean spiritism as a group act starting from the top to bottom. A lot of people will resist, since enjoying evil is like eating banana or chocolate ice cream. If my memory is right the good prevails over the evil in most of Disney and the wild west movies .

The Second American Revolution

It will be evil to think the best thing to change politics to America is to have a street revolution or to wait for God to destroy America then we rebuild it. The American revolution has to come peacefully and within. I have great regard to most American politicians but they are boxed by the parties politics and the pressure of interest groups. The media is the one who has to lead the revolution. The media has to take the charge. As a media we will stand one hand. We will be one side to direct politicians to the right path. We will stop fighting with one another. No one of us should feel insecure of loosing his job to media owned by interest groups (GE is great company but I do not know what it has to do with owning a media avenue). We will not fall like politicians in the trap of the right and left or media interest. We will look for the best of humanity, justice, America and the world. We will not fall on the trap of them against us or religious wars. If the media frees itself and lead the revolution we will see great changes in the world in our lifetime. After I wrote this piece I wake up I found myself at the edge of the bed. It was another dream.

Patience in Islam

God is just the one who obeys him and suffer for him is the closest to him. That is why he tested Abraham to see if he would choose to obey God and sacrifice his son. That is why he chose him a close friend. The most of humans to suffer are the messengers. They did not only suffer from their enemies but even their followers when they would feel down or suspicious. Patience and praying were the most helpful to stand for sufferings. The sufferings came because the evil and corruption overpowered the good. It is not because of God but because the people who followed Satan outnumbered and overpowered those who are righteous. The two tests to humans are if they will praise God for his gifts (praising him and obeying his commands) and be patients when they are tested. Many times sufferings happen to cleanse our sins. Few people get suffering despite being good people. If you believe the high reward God kept for them you will accept that he is more than just. For sure more than thousands of folds (but they have to acknowledge him). I chose some of the verses that talk about patience and how it is so important to believers.
1- When God sent Moses he knew how Beno Israel will suffer. So he told Moses to remind them of the good days and how to be patient and constant: 14:5 We sent Moses with Our signs (and the command). "Bring out thy people from the depths of darkness into light, and teach them to remember the Days of Allah." Verily in this there are Signs for such as are firmly patient and constant,- grateful and appreciative. وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَى بِآيَاتِنَا أَنْ أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ وَذَكِّرْهُمْ بِأَيَّامِ اللّهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَاتٍ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُورٍ
2- God lists in another verse the sufferings that he test us with: 2:155 Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil), but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere, وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوفْ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الأَمَوَالِ وَالأنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ
3- The best we can do to stand sufferings are to be patient and keep on praying: 2:153 O ye who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ اسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ مَعَ الصَّابِرِينَ
4- The reward to sufferings is the highest place in heaven: 25:75 Those are the ones who will be rewarded with the highest place in heaven, because of their patient constancy: therein shall they be met with salutations and peace, أُوْلَئِكَ يُجْزَوْنَ الْغُرْفَةَ بِمَا صَبَرُوا وَيُلَقَّوْنَ فِيهَا تَحِيَّةً وَسَلَامًا
5- For messengers and those who preach for righteousness they do what God inspired them to do and God is the one who will decide for the future: 10:109 Follow thou the inspiration sent unto thee, and be patient and constant, till Allah do decide: for He is the best to decide. وَاتَّبِعْ مَا يُوحَى إِلَيْكَ وَاصْبِرْ حَتَّىَ يَحْكُمَ اللّهُ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الْحَاكِمِينَ

Monday, May 02, 2005

Justice in Islam

Just is one of the 99 names of God in Islam. God is just and wants us to be just. This is well spelled in both the Bible and Quran. Please examine the verses in Quran that talks about justice.
1- God himself is standing firm on justice: 3:18 There is no God but He: That is the witness of Allah, His angels, and those endued with knowledge, standing firm on justice. There is No God but He, the Exalted in Power, the Wise. شَهِدَ اللّهُ أَنَّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ وَالْمَلاَئِكَةُ وَأُوْلُواْ الْعِلْمِ قَآئِمَاً بِالْقِسْطِ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ
2- The failure of seeing complete justice in our world requires an afterlife for real justice (Which for our good luck is real): 3:25 But how (will they fare) when we gather them together against a day about which there is no doubt, and each soul will be paid out just what it has earned, without (favor or) injustice
فَكَيْفَ إِذَا جَمَعْنَاهُمْ لِيَوْمٍ لاَّ رَيْبَ فِيهِ وَوُفِّيَتْ كُلُّ نَفْسٍ مَّا كَسَبَتْ وَهُمْ لاَ يُظْلَمُونَ
3- God is just he gives us signs of his existence: 3:108 These are the Signs of Allah. We rehearse them to thee in Truth: And Allah means no injustice to any of His creatures. تِلْكَ آيَاتُ اللّهِ نَتْلُوهَا عَلَيْكَ بِالْحَقِّ وَمَا اللّهُ يُرِيدُ ظُلْمًا لِّلْعَالَمِينَ (in another verse: We would not torture (people) until we send a messanger.). Both the Bible and Quran have the words of God.
4- Unlike most of non-Muslims belief justice in marriage requires the norm to be one wife. In the verse marrying more than one woman was mainly to support the orphans (The right hands possess are like slaves that Islam managed to put mechanisms to free them): 4:3 If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.
وَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلاَّ تُقْسِطُواْ فِي الْيَتَامَى فَانكِحُواْ مَا طَابَ لَكُم مِّنَ النِّسَاء مَثْنَى وَثُلاَثَ وَرُبَاعَ فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلاَّ تَعْدِلُواْ فَوَاحِدَةً أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ ذَلِكَ أَدْنَى أَلاَّ تَعُولُواْ
5- Even being generous has to have a balance. You need to be just to yourself when you give out: 4:5 To those weak of understanding Make not over your property, which Allah hath made a means of support for you, but feed and clothe them therewith, and speak to them words of kindness and justice.
وَلاَ تُؤْتُواْ السُّفَهَاء أَمْوَالَكُمُ الَّتِي جَعَلَ اللّهُ لَكُمْ قِيَاماً وَارْزُقُوهُمْ فِيهَا وَاكْسُوهُمْ وَقُولُواْ لَهُمْ قَوْلاً مَّعْرُوفًا
6- To be honest and to judge with justice are God commands: 4:58 Allah doth command you to render back your Trusts to those to whom they are due; And when ye judge between man and man, that ye judge with justice: Verily how excellent is the teaching which He giveth you! For Allah is He Who heareth and seeth all things. إِنَّ اللّهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ أَن تُؤدُّواْ الأَمَانَاتِ إِلَى أَهْلِهَا وَإِذَا حَكَمْتُم بَيْنَ النَّاسِ أَن تَحْكُمُواْ بِالْعَدْلِ إِنَّ اللّهَ نِعِمَّا يَعِظُكُم بِهِ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ سَمِيعًا بَصِيرًا
7- God is just if we are righteous we will enter heaven (but we have to be believers, it is unjust to deny God and he would recognize you): 4:124 If any do deeds of righteousness,- be they male or female - and have faith, they will enter Heaven, and not the least injustice will be done to them. وَمَن يَعْمَلْ مِنَ الصَّالِحَاتَ مِن ذَكَرٍ أَوْ أُنثَى وَهُوَ مُؤْمِنٌ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ يَدْخُلُونَ الْجَنَّةَ وَلاَ يُظْلَمُونَ نَقِيرًا
8- In fact the Quran is true and just and no change of its words for over 1400 years: 6:115 The word of thy Lord doth find its fulfillment in truth and in justice: None can change His words: for He is the one who heareth and knoweth all.
وَتَمَّتْ كَلِمَتُ رَبِّكَ صِدْقًا وَعَدْلاً لاَّ مُبَدِّلِ لِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
Verses are collected from Translation of Quran to Yusuf Ali.

Dealing With Tyrants

Nothing need so much politics than politics itself. For inside affairs a system that cut down much in politics so we give most of time to policies should be our primary policy and our best politic. This as I proposed is to have no party system. American politicians would not listen to me, but let me dream. Politicians are one side and media on the other side working in an open transparent environment. So we will be left mostly by outside politics. For tyrants that are weaker than us we can overwhelm them after we win the heart and mind of their people. For unpredictable or crazy tyrants we need to have good psychoanalysis to know how to redirect them or come up with other creative ideas. For closed regimes that are strong we could work with them to have more open and democratic societies. I liked what president Reagan did when he felt obligated to liberate those millions of people in old soviet Union and Eastern Europe. One of the best political talents is to be tough (not mean) without calling names and to be kind and funny in the same time. The toughness comes best when other nations think you are tough because you have your people, politicians and media in your side. When the Arab tyrants felt the division of America after Iraq war and the presidential elections they felt assured that they are in very good position. That is why America needed to hold their hands. One important role in politics is "What can my opponent do to me". That is unfortunately why America stood for years with tyrants since they were stronger than their masses. Tyrants are commonly very wicked that is how they stay in power for long years. They will play politics very well despite being bad in many policies. If you want democracy we are doing that one step forward and one backward. The latter usually in the dark. For weaker tyrants than us we can overwhelm and overthrow them. It is quite likely they would like to have it done peacefully. We have to work it geopolitically unless we have an overwhelming evidence that one of us is guided by God. International politics are always complicated and unpredictable that many kings and presidents are used to consult astrology and interpretation of their visions. The history is like a show that is recorded and is replayed again. Meantime we still able to move events. How both can happen I do not know, it is the brilliant of a God. We call it prophecies. It is another hard to grasp fact. It is like the law of creation, everything is created except the creator himself. It is also like visions that a lot of people have good experience with. I will continue to think with my eyes on prophecies and my mind on geopolitics. Like I am a person with two personalities.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Being Nice Is Not That Nice !!

People debate about the idea of people being nice particularly holding higher jobs. Work needs meaner and tougher persons is the very same idea of Satan. That is why the world is full of bullies and tyrants. A rude boss can contribute to the economy of the country some but he can contribute to the stressed out and violent society that we have. Which costs a lot of money if our baseline is the dollar sign. Jesus was very dissent as well as Muhammad. But it did not prohibit them from standing strong against evil and corruption. It is actually the only times you ought not to be nice. The first Khalifa of Islam Abu Baker when started his governing said " The strong of you is the weakest until I get the right of the weak back to the weak and the weak of you is the strongest until I bring the right to him from the strong." He has the power of the government behind him. He is ought to be strong against the bully. He comes to the bully or tyrant and let him know that he is stronger than him and he comes to the weak and make him feel he is stronger even than the Khalifa himself. Being mean for no good reason or for selfish reasons is a common misfortune in this world. Being nice is in fact quite nice. Being funny is the way to survive the tribulation.

Why feminists Should Embrace Islam

The west loves to present Islam as an oppressing regime to women. There is too much of misinformation. Muslims also are contributing to that. The Saudi hypocrites regime where some of the rich men enjoy the sexual revolution in the west and oppress women in their homes is an example. The Taliban oppressive regime that failed to create a regime that promote virtue and maintain women freedom is also to be blamed.
Western women particularly feminists should embrace Islam for the following reasons:
1- When Islam came to the Arab tribes women were buried alive as newborn, were looked as an embarrassment and had very low value in community. Islam liberated and elevated women. The one after Muhammad (PBUH) death known one of the best to teach Muslims their religion and narrate Hadith (Sayings other than Quran) was his wife Asha. The pleasure of his life was his daughter Fatima.
2- In Islam women can progress anywhere. She can attain any education and hold any position. She has her own money and decide who she marries to.
3- Polygamy is the exception and not the norm. The messenger polygamy that started at age of 51 is one of the greatest tests to him and me. He married some old women to be their supporter or even to please their family. No man would like to take this burden. He taught men how to deal with women and make all of them love him.
4- Islam separates women in places of education and work to protect women. Sexual desire is strong particularly for men and ends in a lot legal problems in America including sexual abuse and broken marriages. Islam believes that prevention is better than cure.
5- Islam believes in virtue all time. However It acknowledges human weakness that is why it stresses on prevention. For sinners there is compassion. They can repent and adopt the mechanisms they need to take to prevent further sinning.
6- Illegitimate pregnancies are very rare in true Islamic country. It is very destructive to the western countries. The countries have to take care of single non-supported mothers with a lot of financial and social problems. Children who we are failed to be raised properly many times can be a burden on the country particularly the legal system.
7- Sexually transmitted diseases, worst is AID's and infertility costs the country a lot on paying for health care and social services. No doubt they are more rare in Muslim countries.
8- Women should be looked as the other half and not in competition with man. If a man can afford to have his wife to stay at home he is encouraged in Islam to do that for the good of families and countries. But it is a very personal decision.
Thus woman value in Islamic community is even higher than man. The messenger mentioned in two sayings "heaven is under the feet of mothers" and " when a man asked the messenger who is the best to be one's companion the messenger told him: your mother, the man: who next, the messenger: your mother, the man: then who next, the messenger: your mother, the man: who next, the messenger: your father".

The American-Mexican Boarder: Everyone is Right

To see how complicated the world is you have to follow what is going on in the American-Mexican boarders. Both sides are right. The Mexicans who are crossing the boarder have to survive. They need to make money to feed their children and elderly. Similarly the Americans are right they feel their resources are eaten up by the immigrants include schools and health care. As a physician when we see an alien the hospitals commonly do not get its money. If things go wrong for any reason include language barrier we may face lawsuit from a patient who do not have or is not planning to pay for his health care. As you see both sides are right. That is why we have to export America to Mexico and other third world countries. When I proposed my project of Moral Utopia Project (see in my blog) it was blocked for me. As you see, anything but a Muslim Pro-Messiah.

Religion: The Real Car

Imagine that a man was touring around the globe with his car. He came across people from a remote village in Africa. He stayed with them for few days and left. After he left, the people in the village decided they need to make a car like the man had. They cut trees and were able to make the wood looks like a body of a car. They were not able to go any further. This car of wood is not a real car but it does not preclude from the presence of a real car. Decades went by and the new generations of this village came to see only the wooden car. They believed it is a car and many do not remember the real car and how it looked like. This is a simple example of religions. The presence of a false religion does not mean there is no real religion. In both of them there is higher being/beings and a lot of belief of the unseen. But one will not take you anywhere and the other one will be your ride to the truth. The existance of people who strongly beleive in the faith of their parents does not affirm that their parents religion is the truth. There is a wooden car and there is a real car. With the internet available to us now it has not been so easy to search for and compare religions. But it has to be done fairly starting at point zero, where everything is equally possible.

Humanism: The New World Religion

Over long decades people have suffered much from communism, socialism, immoral capitalism, fascism, nationalism and religious wars. Humanism should be our new world religion. It does not abolish any religion or mix religions. It simply means we can all have the freedom to worship, choose any religion or no religion. We can still be Americans, Egyptians, British.... Humanism simply states that we should not be fanatic about nationality, religion or ethnicity. Humanism means that we humanize people. We remind them we all have much in common and few differences. Our desires and aspirations are the same. Selfishness and greed are very inhumane. We should come together to create the international system that fulfill the aspirations of each family in the earth. We have to create the system of moral capitalism where large corporations can make money, even a lot of money and meanwhile contribute to the welfare of humanity. We need an international system that prevents wars before they happen, atrocities before they are committed and diseases before they become epidemics. To create this system we have to be as much inclusive and transparent in our relations to others. Few politicians acting smart in closed doors is the worst for international affairs. This does not preclude the dialogue between religions. It is better done by very open-minded people who are expert on comparative religions or by unbiased search. There is no monopoly for the truth we all should seek the truth. I should feel happy if my Christian neighbor is feeding his children a good meal and his not struggling to survive. Humanism is the primary world religion and the heart of most religions. That is why I want to see it become the world new religion.