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Messianic Jews say they are persecuted in Israel

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MUQ

Qatif, Saudi Arabia

#42861 Nov 4, 2012
Lecture 5

The Comprehensiveness of the Holy Prophet’s Life- Part-35

Unity in Diversity:

There was a unity in variety in the diverse virtues displayed by the companions of the holy Prophet (Peace be upon him). Outstanding in them all was the power or faith which worked like lightning. It was this spirit which inspired them all. It was the faith in one God, sincerity of purpose, selfless spirit of serving others, sympathy and love for fellow human beings and, above all, the intention to please Allah in whatever they did and wherever they went that inspired everyone.

It was this spirit that moved a king or his subjects alike, the rich or the poor, a judge or a witness, an officer or a soldier, a teacher or a student, an ascetic or a trader, a warrior or a martyr. They were different in their colour, their temperament, their race but they believed in one Allah, the same Prophet, the same book and bowed in prayer in the same direction. They all worked for a
common purpose—to uphold the Truth, to serve one God and bring His Message to all mankind binding them in one common faith and to make this world a better place to live.

My dear friends! In today’s talk I have tried to show you the many- sided virtues collectively present in one person, the holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). If, after your observation of nature, you believe that this world of ours is a mixture of varied human talents, capabilities and temperaments, you will agree with me, that no one other than Prophet Muhammad can be the eternal and universal leader of humanity.

The reason is that he was chosen by the Creator of this universe for this eternal role. In the following verse of the holy Quran, the last message to humanity from Allah, it is stated very clearly:
Say: If ye do love god follow me god will love you For those who love God and want to be loved by God, there cannot be any other choice, because Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) has shown the way of love by living every moment of his life in Allah’s love.

Therefore only he can proclaim,‘Follow me!” Whether you be a king or a subject, a commander or a soldier, a teacher or a student, rich or poor and helpless, in whatever capacity you want to serve Allah and His creatures, follow the example of the holy Prophet and you will never fail to find the best example in his practice.

O Allah, send Your Mercy and Blessings on him, his family and his Companions.

(Contd.)
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42862 Nov 5, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>Then I recommend that some of you NEasters should start watching Fox News, because I was hearing about the track and severity of the storm, apparently long before you'all did, or long before you'all started taking it serious. Jes' saying..
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/10/25/tracking...
It seems the quarterbacking is from the usual suspects in the know-it-all region.
The models did not consolidate until about 3 days before. There were two major models - the American model and the European model, and a multititude of private models. The European model won out. Interestingly enough, the Eurpoean model also predicted the noreaster that we are set to get this week so I think there will be a lot discussion of that issue in the comming days. The choice of which model to use is a scientific debate not a FEMA debate. You are injecting politics into this where it is not.

Seaside, you do realize you sound like a political carpetbagger??

Us that live here in the TriState area know what the score is. Paul Krugman has a good collumn today comparing the Katrina vs Sandy responses
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/opinion/kru...

My take on all of this:
REPUBLICAN PLAYBOOK 101
-hope for a crisis to blama on Obama
-OOPS no crisis, invent one
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42863 Nov 5, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
A friends neighbor's home was ransacked within an hour of the lights going out. Pretty pathetic.
And I thought that it was only my realtively poorer neighborhood that should fear this

I think this stuff is happening more than we like to think, and is probably not being reported for a variety of reasons

Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42864 Nov 5, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>metric?? How about no bottled water on standby, and no fuel trucks on standby?(as I mentioned earlier)
10/28/12 Obama visits FEMA, says Hurricane Sandy resources "are in place".
Really..?
Back on the ground - just google 'still waiting for FEMA'
I am not sure what alternative universe you are getting your news from, but here on the ground zero, everyone is pretty happy considering. Yes there has been some bumps, the gas delivery was kind of botched (thouhg far from an emegency as gas is widely available 40 miles away), and ideally everyone would like power back yesterday, and their lost homes restored, but overall most of us are very thankful and appreciative.

Noone expected 100% bailout the moment after the storm.

I guess your bubble doesnt include Republican Chris Christie who is effusive on this issue.

I think FR was correct. You need to distangle yourself from your news source - thats seems to be at the root.

AND BTW even if Sandy didnt happen, IMO Romney possibly fatally shot himself in the foot and with the Jeep ad anyway. That will go down in history.
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42865 Nov 5, 2012
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/opinion/kru...

Right-wing news media are portraying these continuing difficulties as a disaster comparable to, nay greater than, the aftermath of Katrina. But there’s really no comparison.

I could do a point-by-point — and it’s definitely worth it, if you’re curious, to revisit the 2005 Katrina timeline to get a sense of just how bad the response really was. But for me the difference is summed up in two images. One is the nightmare at the New Orleans convention center, where thousands were stranded for days amid inconceivable squalor, an outrage that all of America watched live on TV, but to which top officials seemed oblivious. The other is the scene in flooded Hoboken, with the National Guard moving in the day after the storm struck to deliver food and water and rescue stranded residents.

The point is that after Katrina the government seemed to have no idea what it was doing; this time it did. And that’s no accident: the federal government’s ability to respond effectively to disaster always collapses when antigovernment Republicans hold the White House, and always recovers when Democrats take it back.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#42866 Nov 5, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>Looters probably believe that they are owed other people's stuff. It's taught in most schools and some politicians play to it.
Stop watching Fox. It's polluting your brain.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#42867 Nov 5, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
Stop watching Fox. It's polluting your brain.
I sense a common touchiness in your region. After the election, whichever way it goes, I will cheerfully return to what I do, just like I did four years ago. Unfortunately, some are not capable of doing so, and if it goes badly for you'all election-wise, I understand you have an overpopulation of shrinks up there. So, you should be able to get past it after a few hundred hundred-dollar sessions. Sympathies..

If you'all can't afford those therapy sessions, I'm sure there's an Opp for that.
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42868 Nov 5, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>I sense a common touchiness in your region. After the election, whichever way it goes, I will cheerfully return to what I do, just like I did four years ago. Unfortunately, some are not capable of doing so, and if it goes badly for you'all election-wise, I understand you have an overpopulation of shrinks up there. So, you should be able to get past it after a few hundred hundred-dollar sessions. Sympathies..
If you'all can't afford those therapy sessions, I'm sure there's an Opp for that.
Your looting comment was out of order.

These arent looters. These are burglars.
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42869 Nov 5, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>I sense a common touchiness in your region. After the election, whichever way it goes, I will cheerfully return to what I do, just like I did four years ago. Unfortunately, some are not capable of doing so,....
Mitch McConnell: "I want to make Obama a one term president.."
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42870 Nov 5, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>If you'all can't afford those therapy sessions, I'm sure there's an Opp for that.
I think you meant "app" for that. Or you should of...

:)

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#42871 Nov 5, 2012
SeasideSoon wrote:
<quoted text>I sense a common touchiness in your region. After the election, whichever way it goes, I will cheerfully return to what I do, just like I did four years ago. Unfortunately, some are not capable of doing so, and if it goes badly for you'all election-wise, I understand you have an overpopulation of shrinks up there. So, you should be able to get past it after a few hundred hundred-dollar sessions. Sympathies..
If you'all can't afford those therapy sessions, I'm sure there's an Opp for that.
We survived 8 years of Bush. We'll manage just fine, thank you.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#42872 Nov 5, 2012
Power was restored this morning. I'm back in business, baby.
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42873 Nov 5, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
Power was restored this morning. I'm back in business, baby.
not a moment too soon. Noreaster coming, and it is coooold out now.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#42874 Nov 5, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
not a moment too soon. Noreaster coming, and it is coooold out now.
Trying to get my Oak tree cut down before the storm. Found someone that can come by Wednesday. Going to set me back $1700.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#42875 Nov 5, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
not a moment too soon. Noreaster coming, and it is coooold out now.
Turned the furnace back on this morning and have it firing on all cylinders. Will probably take a few hours to get the house back to a decent temperature.
HughBe

Kingston, Jamaica

#42876 Nov 5, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
Trying to get my Oak tree cut down before the storm. Found someone that can come by Wednesday. Going to set me back $1700.
Recover at least some of the cost by selling the wood for furniture.
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42877 Nov 5, 2012
Cult of Reason wrote:
<quoted text>
Trying to get my Oak tree cut down before the storm. Found someone that can come by Wednesday. Going to set me back $1700.
My parents property have 6 huge pine trees that need to be removed at some point soon. Its time. Part of one took out their power twice this year. Its going to be ugly unless I can get a deal sometime.
Voluntarist

United States

#42878 Nov 5, 2012
Eric wrote:
<quoted text>
No one cares if YOU consent. You are not people (plural). You are person. The PEOPLE of CT (plural) have consented. You have therefore acquiesced.
Love it or leave it.
Again no facts

What facts do you rely on that the constitution and laws that flow from it are applicable to me?
Frijoles

Portland, CT

#42879 Nov 5, 2012
HughBe wrote:
<quoted text>
Recover at least some of the cost by selling the wood for furniture.
That would be a great idea but someone needs to step in fast. There are thousands (and thousands) of trees being shredded as we speak in our region.

What really sucks is that there is virtually no natural regeneration of Oak here, and a few diseases marching our way to finish off some of the remaining. All of the Oak is mature, and there are a lot of critters that depend on thier acorns...
Voluntarist

United States

#42880 Nov 5, 2012
Frijoles wrote:
<quoted text>
My parents property have 6 huge pine trees that need to be removed at some point soon. Its time. Part of one took out their power twice this year. Its going to be ugly unless I can get a deal sometime.
Its a good thing that you have the free market to rely on to get the best price.

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