Monday, August 11, 2008

ஷெய்கு சதக்கத்துல்லாஹ் அப்பா நினைவு இஸ்லாமியத் தமிழ் இலக்கியப் பரிசு 2008

ஷெய்கு சதக்கத்துல்லாஹ் அப்பா நினைவு இஸ்லாமியத் தமிழ் இலக்கியப் பரிசு 2008

1. சீதக்காதி அறக்கட்டளையினரால் ஆண்டுதோறும் ஷெய்கு சதக்கத்துல்லாஹ் அப்பா நினைவு இஸ்லாமியத் தமிழ் இலக்கியப் பரிசு வழங்கி வருகிறது.

2. 2009 ஆம் ஆண்டு தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப் பெறும் சிறந்த நூலுக்கு ரூ. 30,000/- பரிசு வழங்கப் பெறும்.

3. இப்பரிசுக்காக இவ்வாண்டு ‘இந்தியாவில் இஸ்லாம் பரவிய வரலாறு - தமிழகம் ஒரு சிறப்புப் பார்வை' எனும் தலைப்பில் நூல்கள் எதிர்பார்க்கப்படுகிறது.

4. நூல்கள் ஏ4 அளவில் கணினி அச்சில், இடம் விட்டு 200 பக்கங்களுக்குக் குறையாமல் இருத்தல் வேண்டும். ( இது புத்தகமாக அச்சிட்டால் 22 செமீ x 14 செமீ - டெம்மி புத்தக அளவு 200 பக்கங்களுக்கு குறையாமலும் இருக்க வேண்டும் )

5. தாளில் ஒரு புறம் மட்டும் தட்டச்சு செய்தோ அச்சடித்தோ அனுப்பப் பெறுதல் வேண்டும்.

6. தட்டச்சு செய்த நூலாயினும், அச்சிட்ட நூலாயினும் தேர்வுக்கு ஐந்து படிகள் அனுப்பப் பெறுதல் வேண்டும்.

7. தேர்வுக்குரிய நூல்கள் 31.03.2009 க்குள் சீதக்காதி அறக்கட்டளைக்கு வந்து சேர வேண்டும்

8. நடுவர் குழுவினரால் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்படும் நூலுக்குப் பரிசு ரூ. 30,000 வழங்கப்படும்.

9. தேர்வில் சமநிலை ஏற்படுமாயின் பரிசுத் தொகை பகிர்ந்தளிக்கப்படும்.

10. தேர்வுக்கு வரும் நூல்கள் எதுவும் நடுவர் குழுவினரால் தேர்ந்தெடுக்க முடியாத நிலையில் அமையுமானால் அப்பரிசுத் தொகையை பழம்பெரும் தமிழ் எழுத்தாளர் ஒருவருக்கு வழங்க ஆட்சிக்குழு முடிவெடுக்கலாம்.

11. தேர்வுக்கு வரும் படிகள் திருப்பி அனுப்ப இயலாது.

12. 2009 ஆம் ஆண்டு ஜுன் மாதம் 21 ஆம் தேதி நடைபெறும் ஷெய்கு சதக்கத்துல்லாஹ் அப்பா நினைவு விழாவில் பரிசு வழங்கப்பெறும்

விவரமான விதிமுறைகளுக்கு எழுதவும்.

சீதக்காதி அறக்கட்டளை
இஸ்லாமிய ஆய்வுப் பண்பாட்டு நிலையம்
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நன்றி : சமரசம் 16 - 31 ஜுலை 2008 ( பக்கம் 36 )


Article in Times of India Chennai edition dt 10 Aug 2008



The Indian Mujahideen has used Quranic verses to claim religious sanction for its heinous acts. But in the eyes of Islam, terrorism is not a jihad — it is a crime that deserves no mercy

It is safe to assume that the Indian Mujahideen, which prides itself on being a terrorist organization, killed innocents in Gujarat, uses a logo displaying guns on either side of the Holy Book, sends threatening email signed by a split personality (both "Al Arbi" and "Al Hindi"), would like to be judged by Quranic law.

I presume they would not suggest the application of Sharia to non-Muslims. We Indians are unique in many ways: include among them the depressing fact that we have had terrorists from four major faiths — Muslims in Kashmir, Christians in Nagaland, Sikhs in Punjab and Hindus in Assam's ULFA. Terror has been a constant weapon of Maoists and Naxalites, none of them waving a green banner.

The Quran makes a very clear distinction between legitimate war, a jihad, and illegitimate violence that spreads havoc among the innocent, a fasad. A fasadi is one who "spreads mischief through the land". The Quranic word entered our language and is used commonly for a communal riot. The Urdu-English dictionary in my office lists some of its meanings as "disturbance, trouble, outbreak of rebellion, dissension, mischief...."

It appears in the Quran, in Verse 32 of Surah 5, in the context of the first murder, when Cain killed Abel, his brother, who had done no harm. The verse is a powerful indictment of anyone who kills innocents: "That if anyone slew a person (through fasad) it would be as if he slew the whole people. And if anyone saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people." An innocent's death kills something in the whole community; protecting an innocent individual is akin to saving the whole. The worst mischief is, in the words of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, "treason against the state, combined with treason against Allah, as shown by overt crimes." For this crime, "four alternative punishments are mentioned, any one of which is to be applied according to circumstances, viz., execution, crucifixion, maiming or exile". I have used Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation and notes because they are accepted internationally. The message is supplemented by other verses (as for instance Surah 30:41).

It is instructive to note how the two most Islamic states, Saudi Arabia and Iran, one Sunni and the other Shia, punish Muslim terrorists. Saudi toughness is now exemplary to those who believe in tough methods. On Tuesday, August 5, Iran executed Yaghoob Mirnehad in the city of Zahedan because he was found guilty of involvement in Jundallah, an armed group operating along the Iran-Pakistan border along Baluchistan. Afzal Guru would not stand much of a chance in either Saudi Arabia or Iran.

When a fasadi calls himself a jihadi, it is an attempt to gain legitimacy among Muslims. The intermittent use of Quranic verses by the Indian Mujahideen is designed to reinforce the impression of Quranic sanction. Even a cursory examination shows how this terrorist group has snatched text out of context. Take the deliberately provocative quotation in one of their emails: "We are guiltless of you and whatever you worship besides Allah: we have rejected you and there has arisen between us and you enmity and hatred forever — unless you believe in Allah and Him alone." The idea clearly is to establish a Quranic sanction for hatred and enmity between Hindus and Muslims. You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to reach this conclusion. They have arbitrarily plucked out lines from a much longer verse about the great patriarch Abraham, who left home after his father began to worship many gods instead of the One Allah. But the "hatred" is for apostasy, not the person. Where the Indian Mujahideen have put a full stop, there is only a colon in the original. Abraham also says that he will pray for his father. He does not threaten to murder his father in the name of Allah, which the Indian Mujahideen seem to believe is their wanton right.

The Quran insists that that while there are differences among faiths, it is up to Allah, and not man, to be the judge. For man, there is a clear principle (Surah 2:256): "La iqra fi al deen (Let there be no compulsion in religion)." (This instruction, incidentally, comes just after Ayat ul Kursi, a magnificent evocation to the power of Allah and his protection of man.) A second principle is equally unambiguous: "Lakum deene kum wal ya deen (Your religion for you and my religion for me)." It was not an accident that Ottoman Sultans gave shelter to Spanish Jews after they were driven out by the Catholic Inquisition.

Every jihad is a war fought by a Muslim, but every war fought by a Muslim is not a jihad. Yusuf Ali explains in his note on Surah 9:20: "It may require fighting in Allah's cause, as a form of selfsacrifice. But its (jihad's) essence consists in a true and sincere Faith, which so fixes its gaze on Allah, that all selfish or worldly motives seem paltry and fade away...Mere brutal fighting is opposed to the whole spirit of jihad, while the sincere scholar's pen or preacher's voice or wealthy man's contributions may be the most v a l u a b l e forms of jihad." The Jihad-e-Akbar, or the greater jihad is a struggle to cleanse oneself; war is only the Jihad-e-Asghar, or the lesser jihad.

However, if jihad were only an internal struggle for purification, we would not be discussing it. Islam sanctions war, but with very strict rules. The call for a jihad cannot be given by a maverick. The killing of innocents, women and children is strictly forbidden. The first Caliph, Abu Bakr, laid down the rules when he sent the first armies out to battle: a jihadi could not betray a trust, misappropriate booty, mutilate a body, kill the old, women or children; he could not
even destroy trees or slaughter an animal except for food. Terrorism has no place in jihad.

There is one justification, in Islamic law, for jihad: when a nation becomes a Dar ul Harb (House of War) rather than a Dar ul Islam (House of Islam). Can India be declared a Dar ul Harb?

A Big 19th Century Question has seeped into the 21st.

The collapse of the Mughals from around 1720 witnessed the rise of regional powers, and substantial Muslim populations began living under the rule of Marathas and Rajputs. In 1803, the British broke through Maratha resistance and reached Delhi, where the wobbly Mughals became a protected species. That year, Shah Abdul Aziz, heir of Shah Waliullah and the most respected theologian of his time, declared India a Dar ul Harb because British law would prevail over the law of Islam. This inspired a jihad by his disciples (principally Ahmad Saeed Barelvi and his successors) that lasted till the last quarter of the century; 1857 was only one episode in a long war.

The interesting point is that there had never been a similar fatwa against any Hindu ruler of India, and the Barelvis sought and received help from the Marathas. Muslims never considered living under Hindu rulers a cause for jihad because Hindu rulers respected their right to practise their faith as they wished.

As late as in 1871 Sir William Hunter, the famous ICS officer, was attempting to answer the question, "Are the Indian Mussalmans bound by their Religion to rebel against the Queen?" He recorded the considered views of a number of alim. The answer, in essence, was that if a Muslim was permitted to live by his own law, the Raj could be considered a House of Islam. Muslim personal law was incorporated into the Raj code. Free India, through Constitutional statute and practice, permits Indian Muslims full rights to the exercise of their faith. You may not be able to hear the amplified azaan in London or Washington, but you can in Delhi.

Aberrations like riots do not change this fundamental reality. If that were so, Pakistani Shias would be entitled to declare a jihad against Pakistan since they have repeatedly suffered from communal violence.

Justice and equality are the heart and soul of the Quran, and the Holy Book knows what justice would do to a fasadi.


Why should Muslims opt for Journalism?

Why should Muslims opt for Journalism?

By: Br Nisaar Nadiadwala, Mumbai-India

"I want more Muslim journalists" said Philips Bennet, Washington Post's Managing director during his visit to University of California on 4 March 2008. The reason he gave was "The media has too many misconception about Islam".
So whose duty is it now? When the western Media is offering space to Muslims, why should we not grab it up? Instead of focusing in IT and oil, it is time for us to march into media and remove hatred against Islam.

Even in the business gurus teach that" many products, despite their excellence, fail to be sold. Many professions are assets, yet they are undervalued, just because the masters fail to speak up or reach the masses."

Islam is already an excellent product but those who posses it are not willing to share it with others.

There are hundreds ways Muslims can write about and promote Islamic values. The best way would be to write argumentative articles to build up an opinion in favor of Islam. Be assuring that the world is not against Islam. That gentleman in US or UK is a victim of false propaganda so he thinks that Islam is terrifying. The argumentative articles should also have three distinct appeal, emotional appeal, ethical appeal and logical appeal. These three things strengthen an argument that supports truth.

What is required to be a good writer? India 's famous editor, writer and journalist Khushwant Singh says" If you want to write a book just write at least 400 words everyday and in a few months your book is ready"

Look into Google and find our how harmful is alcoholism. Search statistics, add comments and insert heart burning stories of families and individuals who are victim of alcoholism. How about congratulating India for turning its population into a boon and let the readers know why Islam is against abortion. You can also add a painful comment on the plight of old people of China , whose old people are increasing than younger ones due to population control drive.

There are so many issues happening around us that require an Islamic perspective to solve them to find them out. How a whole of a generation of children is getting aggressive and how the media is responsible for it. Or rise up an issue of teenage pregnancy in your country and tell your readers how our daughters are being exploited and made to believe that sleeping with guys is fun.

So readers go ahead. First make a list of such issues that you strongly feel about and think that Islam has a solution for it. Have your own blogs, write letters to editors encourage youngsters to take up journalism. This is the age of information, so let us pass up the most important information that we have been hiding it due to fear of being labeled as fanatics or orthodox. Just write Inshallah Allah will help you.

About the Author: Nisaar Yusuf is a trainer in communications skills for past 10 years. He is based in Mumbai. He also has an experience of some years as a field reporter and investigative journalist. He is also a public speaker on Islam, social and family issues. He has delivered hundreds of talks on these subjects and has been invited by many institutions, organizations, colleges and schools to talk. He can be
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யூட்யூப் வீடியோவை இணையிறக்கம் செய்வது எப்படி?

யூட்யூப் வீடியோவை இணையிறக்கம் செய்வது எப்படி?

யூட்யூப், மெட்டாகஃபே, கூகிள் வீடியோஸ் போன்ற தளங்களில் இருந்து வீடியோக்களை இணையிறக்கம் செய்து மீண்டும் மீண்டும் பார்த்து மகிழ்வதற்கு எத்தனையோ மென்பொருள்கள் இணையத்தில் இருக்கின்றன.

ஆனால் அவற்றை இன்ஸ்டால் செய்வதற்கு மனதளவில் தயக்கம் இருக்கிறவர்களுக்கான மாற்று முறையை இங்கே கொடுக்கிறேன்.

வீடியோவையும் இறக்கிக்கொள்ளவேண்டும். எந்தவிதமான மென்பொருளையும் இன்ஸ்டால் செய்யக்கூடாது.

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அவ்வளவுதான். உங்களது கணினியில் உங்களுக்குத் தேவையான வீடியோ கிடைத்துவிடும்.