Friday, January 16, 2015

Modernizing The Islamic Message



Modernizing The Islamic Message




Albert Einstein said that the speed of light was the only absolute quantity in the universe. He received a Nobel and became the most celebrated physicist in modern time. His peers were working on a different theory, which dealt with the minutia of matter, whereas Einstein’s theory addressed the “majora” in the universe. Einstein was not convinced that his peers were correct, and doubted the results of their work.

Recent discoveries by the protégés of Einstein and Bohr, have cast light on both theories; General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, and have shown that, while both works had valid laws governing physics and the universe, none could be farther away from the cosmic absolute.

In theology, much like in Physics, the three monotheist religions; Judaism, Christianity and Islam, hold the idea that only the divine is absolute with an iron fist.

Muslims take this notion further and define the omnipotence of an absolute creating power in terms that leave no doubt in the minds of theologians and seculars alike, that the supreme divine being, unlike the universe, had no beginning for he is the beginning, and has no end for he is the end. 

Islamic tenet projects a vociferous message that the Supreme Divine Being is the only Truth in the universe, therefore, his immutable message to humanity; the Quran, is also a Truth since he, the Truth, is the author.

When asked by a non-Muslim about the bearer of the message; Muhammad; the prophet of God, a Muslim does not mince words in asserting God’s dictate that since the Quran is an absolute truth, the bearer was endowed with everything needed to deliver the message intact as authored by God.

The prophet of Islam said; “I was given the Quran and an equal of revelation along with it.” This is interpreted to mean he was given a tradition by revelation which complement and explain the divine text. This very notion, Muslims believe with absolute conviction, places the tradition of the prophet second only to the Quran in terms of truth, necessitating the extension of the umbrella of divine protection upon it to safeguard it from the fading effect of time and literary mutilation.

The Quran was reduced to writing during the lifetime of the prophet and was guarded dearer than life by those who had received it to the point that hundreds of thousands of the early Muslims committed it to memory; a tradition that was passed from generation to the next. The result was that after 1500 years, the Quran is held as the oldest and only surviving immutable document in human history.

The tradition of the prophet, on the other hand, was not collected and reduced to writing during his lifetime, but was held in the highest esteem by his companions, contemporaries and three generations that followed, each generation collecting and reducing it to a written form, while a number of scholars dedicated their lives to gathering, collecting, sorting and editing the duplicate documents over the period of an entire century.

A supreme effort that had spanned the duration of more than five generations, and which culminated in preserving the tradition in the encyclopedic form that we now have. We call it “The Hadith” or Oral Tradition.

Reading the various editions of the prophet’s encyclopedia of tradition, a modern observer notices the literary aroma of time. Language, archival system, classifications as well as literary presentation are all out of date, and are hindrances to scholastic research, not to mention difficult if not outright repelling to the casual lay reader.  the stark truth absent from the minds of many is: since they are not absolute, they can be modernized.

Many scholars have called upon the major Islamic academic institutions to take initiative and attempt to modernize the archival system of the tradition and reinterpret its text in a language commensurate with both modern time and a far superior receiving intellect. Many if not all those calls have gone unheeded, sometimes outright ignored.  This must never go on unaddressed.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Falling From Grace, the Lt. General







Falling From Grace, the Lt. General


Very few observers are privy to insider’s information surrounding Lt. General Sammi Annan’s bid for, and withdrawal from Egypt’s farcical presidential race.  In this brief narrative, which is derived from a very recent conversation I had with an extremely well informed retired high command source, and former ranking member of the Supreme Command Council of Egypt’s armed forces, I will try to connect the person and the events for a better understanding of the how, the where and the why!

Upon hearing Al Sisi speaking in an interview with the US media after his coup d’état, my first impression was utter astonishment. The man lacked intelligence, insight and the basic ability to communicate and articulate.  It was starkly obvious that it would be a tragedy for Egypt if someone like him would take the mantle of power in the land of the Pharaohs.

This prompted me to seek further information since I had published in my blog a rosier picture of him which had contained solid information never known before. This time, I wanted to know the full story of Lt. General Sammi Annan; former chief of staff of Egypt’s armed forces; the man President Morsi had sacked along with his boss; Field Marshal Tantawi, so as later to announce his bid for the presidential race against Al Sisi, only to abruptly withdraw his bid without convincing explanations.

The most surprising piece of information that I had not expected to hear about Gen Annan was he was not a senior high command officer-candidate. He had not been elected for enrollment at Nassir Academy for High Command and Strategic Studies, an absolute must for any officer to continue his career beyond the rank of Brigadier General. Astonishingly, Sammi Annan’s officer-class seniority ranking number was a dismal 464 out of 1689…. So how did an officer with such appallingly dismal record hold the effective operational high command position in the world’s 16th largest armed forces? The answer is pure coincidence; being in the right place at the right time.

In November 1997, Lt. General Sammi Annan was an air defense Brigadier slated for retirement from military service at the end of his 4-year brigadier term.  Having been precluded from promotion to the rank of Maj General, and having been side-stepped from enrollment in the General Command training at Nassir High Academy, he was approaching his career’s exit gate. But an incident of severe gravity to Egypt's national security took place on November 17th of that year that had changed the course of history.  An extremist misguided group attacked semi-naked foreign tourists in Luxor, Egypt, murdering 58 of them in utter criminal cold blooded vengeance directed at the Mubarak Regime.  Unable to touch Mubarak, they vented their vengeance on peaceful, hapless visitors protected by the same Sharia law that they had been demanding to have instituted as the law of the land.

Luxor is an ancient antiquity town; which is a destination must see by visitors from around the globe. It is surrounded by mountains from 3 directions. The militant group had swooped down on the town from the mountains nearby. Having executed their criminal deed, they fled through the labyrinths and mountain passes that they knew so very well that local police authority were rendered incompetent and irrelevant. 

Brigadier Sammi Annan was at his mountain-top air defense operational command headquarters when his communications unit picked up wireless walkie-talkie signal of unknown and rather strange sources. His monitoring unit listened in on the conversation, identifying the source interlocutors as a terrorist group who had just committed a dastardly cowardice deed.  

Brigadier Annan sent an SOS signal to local police chief, who had no clue what the commotion was all about. The Brigadier, realizing the gravity of the dastardly act on national security, immediately contacted the office of chief of staff of president Mubarak advising the office communications director of the facts and telling him that the local police chief was a “’moron who had no clue about nothing.””  The brigadier, in possession of anti-aircraft missile and AA gun torrent systems only, and no suitable logistics for police operations sent a platoon with light self-defense weapons after the terrorists, who by then, had reached thick mountain cover and well-studied escape routes requiring air rotary wing to track and attack, which he did not have. Such weapon systems are impertinent to the nature of air defense operations.

Mubarak himself, seeing the world outrage against the terror act, flew immediately to Luxor. He gave the cold shoulder to the town’s mayor, the province governor and chief of police, and requested an account from Brigadier Annan. Immediately thereafter, 41 high ranking officials were sacked including the minister of internal security and 10 of his deputies, the governor, the mayor and chief of police. Brigadier Annan received presidential commendation, and an order of merit allowing him to enroll in the already 3-month underway high command class at the Nassir High War Academy and a promotion to Maj General.

This kind of presidential arbitrary shoot-from-the-hip decision did not sit well with other, more deserving ranking officers. After all, Annan did nothing of substance. All he did was contact office of the president’s chief of staff and sent a rifle platoon on a ghost chase but changed nothing on the ground, provided nothing to capturing the criminals and contributed nothing to national security. In other words, his act deserved an “attaboy”, but not a heroic recognition. 

Once completed his High war College training, Annan was appointed Air-Defense Commandant (Commanding General of the Air Defense Corps.) Three years later, he was promoted to Lt. General and appointed Chief of Staff of Egypt’s armed forces, all without any operational experience, limited high command stunt, and no qualifications for competence other than Mrs. Mubarak appreciated his priority contact the day of the terror act.

Now we have all the facts to conclude that Lt. Gen Annan was never popular among all senior ranking officers, and for all the good reasons, so when president Morsi sacked him along with the “Old Goat” (Tantawi’s nickname), Nobody cried over his oust. Tantawi was regarded as a Mubarak aberration, (22 years as minister of defense), and was also not missed.

When Sammi Annan announced his bid for the presidential palace, not one member of the Supreme Military Council stood by him or supported him. In fact, he received an unprecedented, unanimous ridicule, and negative reactions reverberated in all his corridors. The only private calls for support came from Suzanne Mubarak, her sons and entourage.  Now, he was forced into shameful seclusion and was reduced to an old fool with hermetical introversion.

Egypt's psychopathic general could not stand to see his old boss overcasting him in his bid for the office of president. Each one of the two men viewed himself as more deserving and more qualified. In truth, however, neither man's service record supports the respective claim. Both were mediocre officers with mediocre records. Both had no clue that they were unqualified as well as incompetent.

And that is Egypt's greatest tragedy!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Criminal Junta and Marauding Police in Egypt


This first speaker account is a translation from an Arabic 

origin by request. It contains expletives and graphic 

language  ........ Discretion is advised.






It was a normal day when I woke up early in the morning and prepared to go to my college classes. I arrived on campus and found out there were student demonstrations already underway. I thought it was inevitable during the phase of political effervescence that Egypt was undergoing. After all, the coup d’état kept telling us they had come to rescue democracy in the land from the usurping hands of the MB traitors. They told us we were in a nation of freedom and liberties under their rule.



Only minutes had passed when all of a sudden the sky was raining pieces of steel emitting thick acrid and choking smoke. So acrid and caustic was the smoke that healthy mature young women fell limp on the ground upon breathing the ambient air around it. Two more minutes and black clad Tasmanian devils routed us from all directions and pounced on top of us. It felt like black vultures had swooped down on us from the skies.



I became so confused and dazed, and could not think clearly nor could I fathom the pandemonium around me. All I could hear were desperate and frantic cries coming from the girls fleeing the carnage a short distance away from me; “Run, run quickly, and get away from there!



Well, I didn’t run, and I had no idea what to run from and why. In fact in a strange sort of way, I wasn’t even fearful in my state of shock, until all of a sudden, I saw a massive arm surrounding my neck and felt it tightening the grip so hard that it turned my neck sideways allowing me to see him in a black mask with an official officer rank insignia of captain in an epaulet adorning his massive shoulders. And while his arm gripped my neck, he gave his hand permission to grope my breast in a filthy, vile and subhuman manner. 



All that while his herd of troopers were whipping my back and sides with their switches and batons amid their vile verbal name calling; “Move you daughter of a whore, move so that we turn you into a submissive ewe … Are you crying you daughter of a c*&%t? You have not seen anything yet, you slutty daughter of a slut.



I panicked and was crying hysterically while fending the switches from inflaming my body and pushing their hands from invading and ravishing my dignity.



As for the expletive language, I hope you will not take offense by it; I only meant to allow you to live the bitter reality I had endured and enable you to appreciate how we had felt.



They shoved me into a filthy police truck, which soon became crowded with crying and screaming young women like me, some showed an unusual resistance to panic and were defiant despite the violent prying of our Hijabs, severe beatings and extreme physical abuse.



The police van moved and we arrived at the police station. They paraded us in the most humiliating, almost inhuman manner in front of the low ranking police troopers who were each busy searching for his favorite part of our bodies to grope in the most sadistic and subhuman display of animalistic pleasure at the expense of our human dignity.



Once we were all in the filthy crowded cesspool of a place they had for us, an officer came in and ordered us to squat down and rise only upon calling our individual name which he was reading from our ID cards that they had confiscated.



I barely heard my name, and as I had been physically and mentally debilitated, I was unable to spring up standing as they ordered us to do, but while I was trying, he rushed at me screaming in my face, “Are you playing the weakling game on me, you “c*&%t-f*&^ed whore? Weren’t you strong enough to get into the demonstration? 



Suddenly I felt a massive hand striking the side of my face and neck that knocked me out of conscience, and did not come to for minutes, except to feel more hands striking my face and others groping every spot of my body. It appears that they had pulled me aside so that the troopers could enjoy their sadistic groping unimpeded by what was going on in other parts of the room while the other girls were suppressing their crying and moaning from pain so that they would not be subjected to the same treatment.



In a corner of the room, I heard the horrifying screams of one of the girls and looked to find out she had been tied up with ropes like a calf, the officer and every one of his herd of troops were severely beating her with unprecedented hatred, almost like lynching her. The herd of troops groping her and the officer telling her, this is for being a smart ass and answering me back you lowly whore, You will not get out of here until I f*&^k you and make you pregnant .. Seconds later, he dragged her on the floor out of the room and disappeared for one full hour. He returned dragging her back after an hour. She was silent and grim faced, but her eyes told us the whole story.



Towards the end of the day, they had finished all the reports filling them out with the usual bogus charges of terrorism, public menace, assaulting the authorities, illegal weapons, and the rest of the fabricated mendacity. They then dragged us literally by the arms and feet into the sell, which was another filthy cesspool unfit for pigs. 



There we sat and slept on filthy, urine-spotted tile floor, without mattresses or blankets. There we had to endure the lack of safety and security. There we had to endure the pigs coming in and out whenever they wished to grope our bodies, and if we screamed, we were beaten to pulp. 
This is my story, it is but one of thousand stories of young female students like me, and it is probably the least tragic and least criminal and least sadistic of the lot. 



This is what Human Rights Organizations choose to ignore because there are more pressing cases that require their attention; like women forbidden from driving cars in some countries. There is the hypocrisy that they don’t want to acknowledge.



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Friday, April 4, 2014







 ........................... Hebrews, Ashkenazim and Ancient Egypt


Hebrew derives its origin from #Egypt’s ancient language which was a hybrid of Aramaic, Syriac, and Arabic, and it means "Passersby" ; essentially a reference to nomadic tribes without a homeland. 

Their early migration to Ancient Egypt took place during the reign of the Hyksos, another nomadic tribe that had invaded Ancient Egypt in an era of a weakling Pharaoh, and had extended over a period of 350 to 450 years. Under Hyksos rule, Ancient Egyptians enjoyed a measure of relative fairness and justice. 

It was the Era during which, Prophet Joseph had been sold to the chief of police as a boy after he had been dropped and abandoned in a dry water well by his jealous brothers. Nomadic caravan water seekers found and rescued him, but were not interested in keeping him. They sold the boy to the household of Ancient Egypt’s chief of Police. Joseph was brought up in a household of wealth and prestige. 

When Joseph was commissioned by divine mandate to being a prophet, he was endowed with compelling wisdom and penetrating insight, which propelled him to becoming the Hyksos Pharaoh’s minister of Finance, Treasury and taxation. Shortly thereafter, Joseph summoned his entire family and tribe from which, he had been separated as a boy by the plot and conspiracy of his elder brothers. 

That was the single most crucial event which had shaped the future and history of the Hebrew Nomads. They lived in Ancient Egypt under the reign of the Hyksos kings until the Great warrior native Pharaoh Ahmos I, from the remote and relatively independent southern regions, had finally waged a decisively successful war campaign, defeating the Hyksos and liberating Egypt. Unfortunately for the Hebrews, it was a catastrophic event.

Under many an arrogant, Haughty and diabolically wicked native Pharaohs, the Hebrews suffered more and more draconian subhuman slavery. They toiled in servitude for 300 to 400 years, until Pharaoh Merinbetah I, ordered all their infant male boys massacred and only female infants allowed to live. Moses escaped the massacre through a Divine protection scheme, and was brought up a prince in the royal court of Pharaoh Sety I. 

Merinbetah III was the Pharaoh whom Moses had to confront, and ultimately the biblical Pharaoh that we mistakenly believe he was the Great Remises II. 

Ashkenazim Jews were indeed one of the Hebrew tribes. They have ethnic origin in Ancient Babylonia; home of their great founding father; Prophet Abraham “Ibrahim” .. They are Caucasian of Semitic stock, having many of the Semitic features through much intermarriage within the Hebrew race. All Hebrew Jews were expelled from the Holly Land by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The Ashkenazim Jews settled in West and Central Europe, in the common land area, now part of France, Poland and Germany.
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........................... Hebrews, Ashkenazim and Ancient Egypt


Hebrew derives its origin from #Egypt’s ancient language which was a hybrid of Aramaic, Syriac, and Arabic, and it means "Passersby" ; essentially a reference to nomadic tribes without a homeland.


Their early migration to Ancient Egypt took place during the reign of the Hyksos, another nomadic tribe that had invaded Ancient Egypt in an era of a weakling Pharaoh, and had extended over a period of 350 to 450 years. Under Hyksos rule, Ancient Egyptians enjoyed a measure of relative fairness and justice.

It was the Era during which, Prophet Joseph had been sold to the chief of police as a boy after he had been dropped and abandoned in a dry water well by his jealous brothers. Nomadic caravan water seekers found and rescued him, but were not interested in keeping him. They sold the boy to the household of Ancient Egypt’s chief of Police. Joseph was brought up in a household of wealth and prestige.


When Joseph was commissioned by divine mandate to being a prophet, he was endowed with compelling wisdom and penetrating insight, which propelled him to becoming the Hyksos Pharaoh’s minister of Finance, Treasury and taxation. Shortly thereafter, Joseph summoned his entire family and tribe from which, he had been separated as a boy by the plot and conspiracy of his elder brothers.                                             Hyksos

That was the single most crucial event which had shaped the future and history of the Hebrew Nomads. They lived in Ancient Egypt under the reign of the Hyksos kings until the Great warrior native Pharaoh Ahmos I, from the remote and relatively independent southern regions, had finally waged a decisively successful war campaign, defeating the Hyksos and liberating Egypt. Unfortunately for the Hebrews, it was a catastrophic event.


Under many an arrogant, Haughty and diabolically wicked native Pharaoh, the Hebrews suffered more and more draconian subhuman slavery. They toiled in servitude for 300 to 400 years, until Pharaoh Merinbetah I, ordered all their infant male newborns massacred and only female infants allowed to live. Moses escaped the massacre through a Divine protection scheme, and was brought up a prince in the royal court of Pharaoh Sety I.

Merinbetah III was the Pharaoh whom Moses had to confront, and ultimately the biblical Pharaoh that we mistakenly believe he was the Great Remises II.

Ashkenazim Jews were indeed one of the Hebrew tribes. They have ethnic origin in Ancient Babylonia; home of their great founding father; Prophet Abraham “Ibrahim” .. They are Caucasian of Semitic stock, having many of the Semitic features through much intermarriage within the Hebrew race. All Hebrew Jews were expelled from the Holly Land by the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The Ashkenazim Jews settled in West and Central Europe, in the common land area, now part of France, Poland and Germany.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Mission Accomplished


Mission Accomplished




In the jubilation that followed Jan25 Egyptian uprising against former despotic dictator Hosni Mubarak, Hillary Clinton, then US secretary of state, did not waste time when, in a hastily convened press conference, did not mince words by declaring that popular revolutions were healthy but in the case of a pivotal state like Egypt, we must be careful and we must guide this revolution and take it by the hands if necessary in order to protect US strategic interests.


When pressed further, Mrs. Clinton said that the US could not possibly allow the uprising to move hastily. The process must move slowly, very slowly, under our watching and guiding eyes and we will help the Egyptian people to achieve a lasting democracy, she said.


Mrs. Clinton was referring to a popular revolution that had all the sound bites of Anti Americanism. Mubarak was regarded as a US staunch ally and gate keeper to the security of Israel. The revolution sounded a different tune, and Mrs. Clinton was making sure everyone heard her message.


The Obama administration, guided by a powerful pro-Israel cadre of Zionist advisers permeating the entire US State Department and the White House, took quick steps to augment the US guiding role in the events ensuing in Egypt. Anne Patterson; An Ardent Zionist Diplomat was quickly summoned from her post of chief of US mission in Pakistan to replace US ambassador in Egypt Margaret Scobey to whom, Egypt was regarded as too big a shoe for her foot.


Anne Patterson immediately got down to business. She placed priorities over the roles and functions of all the NGOs which had been operating in Egypt under the supervision of various US State agencies. She also requested, and was granted a 1000% increase in their US funded budget.

While the CIA had an office in the US embassy compound in garden City, Cairo, operating under the auspices of diplomatic covers, Anne Patterson made full use of their experience while establishing extensive relationships with Egypt’s numerous political party heads, justices of the powerful Supreme Court, and media moguls, in addition to prominent libertine politicians and political science academics known for their total conformity with US views and values.





Neither the US State Department nor the CIA had to reinvent the wheel in dealing with the precarious political theater in post revolution Egypt. In fact both had extensive experiences in addressing popular revolutions aimed at dislodging US hegemony.


All the signs of the current political turmoil in Egypt indicate that the Zionist-guided US policy has been fruitful and has achieved most if not all its intended goals; slow, chaotic transition, toppling of an expected Muslim Brotherhood easy win at the ballot, and protracted political quagmire. Those were only the first steps. The return of the role of the powerful pro-Israel Junta was a pleasant bonus but not a surprise.


Egypt, as intended by her US based Zionist planners, is now in total social turmoil, economically at the edge of bankruptcy, and politically narrow-escaping a status of failed state. It is exactly where it has been planned for her, weak, confused and striving for bare survival with a hat in hand for US and Oil Arab largess.



So vulnerable Muslim Egypt is that every plan in the Zionist agenda for her, from moral decadence promoting homosexuality and open adultery to the disintegration of social values holding the fabric of society together, to profligate consumerism, are easily carried out with little to no resistance except from the marginalized and disenfranchised Muslim groups who, now, are by and large in prisons or fugitives of the powerful coup d’état regime.


Campaigns for fresh presidential election will soon be underway under the auspices of a cruel military dictatorship whose hands are stained with the blood of oppositions. But the climate is ambiguous and observers are deferring judgment until the chief of Junta makes a public declaration of his intention. 



Sunday, July 8, 2012

زيارة منصفة إلى التاريخ





زيارة منصفة إلى  التاريخ
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سير ستيفن رانسيمان أستاذ ورءيس قسم التاريخ فى جامعتى أوكسفورد وكايمبريدج كان أول وآخر أكاديمى يتربع على كرسى الأستاذ لدراسات علوم التاريخ فى اثنتين من أعظم  جامعات العالم وأعرقهم فى القارة الأوروبية وأقدمهم بين جامعات العالم باستثناء القرويين فى المغرب والأزهر فى مصر , وكان أشهر دارساً للتاريخ فى القرن العشرين وأعدله
حكماً وأكثرهم إنصافاً للتاريخ العربى والإسلامى بلا مسالب ولا ملامات

فى حياته, قلدته إليزابيث الثانية ملكة اإنجلترا والكومون ويلث البريطانى لقب فارس الإمبراطورية وقلدته أميناً للتاريخ الإمبراطورى ومؤرخ التاج الملكى. واستضافته أعرق وأكبر جامعات العالم شرقاً وغرباً ( إلا الجامعات  العربية والإسلامية ) للمحاضرة فى  تاريخ الحروب الصليبية وتاريخ الحضارة الإسلامية ومساهماتها العظيمة فى بناء الحضارات الغربية

أسس وقفاً أكاديمياً للدراسات العليا للتاريخ باسم القائد العظيم صلاح الدين  الأيوبى فى جامعة كايمبريدج اعترافا بقدرهً بعد أن كَلّلَهُ واحداً من أنبل القادة  العظام فى التاريخ الإنسانى قاطبة , ولكن بعد رحيله  فى نوفمبر عام 2000  ألغت هذا الوقف الأكاديمى جماعات الصهيونية الحاقدة وما أكثرها نفوذاً فى  العالم الأكاديمى فى الغرب 

 وبعد رحيله لم تذكره صحيفة عربية أو إسلامية واحدة ولا عرفته جامعة  عربية أو إسلامية واحدة , ولذلك فانه من أكثر دواعى الخجل للأوساط الأكاديمية العربية  الإسلامية أن يحيا ويموت ذلك الرجل ويكرس حياته العملية والأكاديمية فى خدمة التاريخ الإسلامى ويكتب قبل مماته ثلاثة أعمال فى سبعة مجللدات عملاقة فى الحضارة الإسلامية والتاريخ
الإسلامى ودورها الفاعل فى البناء الحضارة الغربية ويحتفل به الغرب الصليبيى المضلل ليموت نكرة فى عالمنا المسلم الذى أفنى عمره ليحيي ذكراه التى كان قد اغتالها المضللون الصليبييون

رحل سير ستيفن فى الشهر نوفمبر فى شهر نوفمبر من عام 2000 وكانت آخر  أعماله ثلاثاً منها واحداً من ثلاث من المجللدات  العملاقة كل واحدة منها فى  ثلاث آلاف من الصفحات وهو أكبر وأضخم إنتاج فكرى فى تاريخ الحروب  الصليبية  على الإطلاق. والإنتاج الثانى هو "العنكبوت والبومة والموءرخ" وقام  فيه يفند كل أعمال التاريخ من   اليهود  بتزييف تاريخ الحضارة الإسلامى.  والإنتاج الثالث هو " معبر إلى الشرق" ويصف فيه مجتمع الحضارة الإسلامية  وروابطه فى بناء الحضارة الغربية من بعد سقوط دولة الأندلس العظيمة إلى  القرن العشرين


ومن الغريب أن كان هذا العالم الفاهم المنصف من خلال حياته الأكاديمية لا يترك مناسبة عن الحضارة الإسلامية  إلا وينبه العالم الإسلامى بأن ما يدور فيه هو تكرار لأسباب انهيار الدولة الأندلسية بحضارتها العظيمة والتى كانت هى المركز الحضارى الأعظم على القارة الأوروبية حين ما كان الغرب الصليبى منغمساً إلى الأذقان فى ظلام الجهل والبربرية , ثم بعد ذلك كَلّلوه بأكاليل التكريم والشرف أما من أنصفهم وأحيا ذكرى حضاراتهم فلم يعرفوه أو تجاهلوه

و فى إنتاجه العملاق تحت عنوان " تاريخ الحروب الصليبية " كتب سير ستيفن يقول إن موجات من الهمجية البربرية انطلقت من ربوع القارة الأوروبية جميعاً صوب الشرق تحت دعوى تحرير قدس الأقداس من براثن الكفرة سلالة اسماعيل وكانوا قد نسوا أن أولاءك هم من قد نبغوا فى العلم و كل العلوم الإنسانية والآداب فى عصورهم الذهبية

ويستطرد سير ستيفين ويكتب: ومن الغريب أن أحفاد أولاءك القباءل البربرية فى العصر  الحديث بعد أن بنوا حضارتهم اقتراضاً من الحضارة  الإسلامية وبناءً على ما اعطتهم من العلم والترجمات أن قد اختاروا ان يزيفوا كتابة التاريخ ليمحوا كل آثارها من تاريخهم ليضلوا ويضللوا.


والحقيقة غير المتنازع عليها هى أن للحضارة  الإسلامية كل الفضل فى نقل العلوم والفنون والآداب إلي أوروبا وترجمة كل فلاسفة العالم القديم إلى كل لغات . الأوروبية حتى تَسَنَى للبشرية أن تصل القديم بالحديث وتتبع خطاه فى مسيرة تطور الإنسان فى عصرنا هذا   وتناول سير ستيفن بالتفصيل أعمال علماء المسلمين وسرد سيرتهم وجميع مساهماتهم بتفصيل دقيق فى فصول  كثيرة من موسوعته لوصف دورهم فى صناعة الحضارة الحديثة. 


ولعل أكثر ما جذب انتباهى كانت ملاحظته فى  العلوم الطبية حيث قال: لم يعد بمستطاع أي دارس منصف للتاريخ أن ينكر أن علماء الطب المسلمين ظللوا يعلمون الغرب فنون وعلوم الطب لفترة تزيد على الثمانمائة عام فى كل كتبهم ومجللداتهم وموساعاتهم الطبية قبل أن يأت الطبيب الفرنسى جون كلود بارنارد بإضافة الحديث إلى  كتب الطب الإسلامية التى كانت ترجمت إلى كل لغات  أوروبا وظللت المراجع الرئيسية فى جميع مدارس الطب حتى نهاية القرن الثامن عشر وبداية القرن التاسع عشر 


 استطرد يقول: ومن المثير للخجل أننا إذا عدنا إلى تلك المراجع الطبية القديمة المترجمة من   لعربية نجد ان القاءمين على ترجمتها تعمدوا بلا أى درجة من درجات الخجل أن يحترفوا فن التزوير بإسقاط الأسماء العربية الإسلامية لمؤلفيها الأصليين كما لو أن تلك  الكتب كانت قد كتبت أنفسها بأنفسها

ومن الطب إلى علوم الرياضيات إلى علوم الكيمياء وعلوم الطبيعة والفلك ترك عمالقة علماء المسلمين من أمثال الخوارزمى وابن حزم وابن سيناء والفارابى تراثاً علمياً هاءلاً يكاد لا يعلم به إلا القليل من أبناء الأمة الإسلامية

يقول سير ستيفن إن من أكبر فلاسفة العلوم الإنسانية فى الغرب من قام بسرقة أعمال أكبر فلاسفة المسلمين جهاراً نهاراً فى قضية عمى عنها حتى أكبر الدارسون العرب فى فرنسا من أمثال طه حسين الذى كانت رسالة الدكتوراه فى أبحاثه عن فيلسوف العرب ابن خلدون , والذى سرق  واقتبس رينيه ديكارت ومكييفيللى أعماله وفلسفته التى كانت بمثابة طفرة فلسفية عملاقة قلبت حقائق علم الاجتماع وعلوم سياسة بناء الدولة الحديثة إلى كل اللغات الأوروبية الحديثة مءات السنين قبل مجيء ديكارت ومكييفيللى 


ومن الغريب  للمراقب لنهج المغتربين ( العرب المتقمصون لحضارة الغرب والاستعلاء على حضارتهم الشرقية ) أن يراهم يتعامون فى تكبر عن حقاىق التاريخ الصلدة ليمتطون جحشات أسيادهم الغربيين الهزيلة العائرة تاركين وراءهم صهوات خيولهم العربية  لأصيلة وقد أغرتهم بهرجة وزخرف حضارة الغرب المادية الزائفة , فيما أنهم لو استعلوا واستعففوا لوجدوا فى حضارتهم أصل الحضارة النبيل , يبنون من حيث انتهى آباؤهم من أجل مستقبل مشرق لأممهم


ومن الشاذ أن نرى أن الحضارة الغربية ترفع رايات الهتاف الاستعلائى فوق أسماء غربية قالوا لنا عنهم فى  سجلات تاريخهم المستنبط أنهم أصحاب الكشوفات العلمية المةهلة فى العصر الحديث. وإذا تناولنا إسماً من هاته الأسماء مثل رينيه ديكارت لوجدنا أنهم يقدموه لنا فى صورة بحر من بحار الرياضيات و جهبذ من جهابذة الكيمياء وأَرْيَباً من عباقرة الفلسفة والحكمة الاجتماعية. وقد سَلَم المستغربون العرب بتلك الادعاءات دون أن يرهقوا ..... أنفسهم بالبحث والتمحيص فى أصول وأمهات التراث الإسلامى العربى حتى يصلوا إلى أم الحقيقة


وأم الحقيقة هى أن رينيه ديكارت اقتبس اقتباساً مخجلاً دون أدنى معايير الديكورَمْ الأخلاقى كل أصول المعادلات  الرياضية فى الجبر والهندسة التحليلية والهندسة الوصفية وحساب التفاضل والتكامل من ابن حزم وجابر ابن حيان  والخوارزمى , ثم ذهب إلى مجللدات ابن سيناء وسرق منها اكتشافاته فى الكيمياء الطبيعية والعضوية دون أن يذكر  اسمه أبداً , ناسباً كل ما وصفه فى العلم لنفسه. ولم يكتفِ بذلك بل تمللككه التبجحبسرقة نظريات الفلسفة  الاجتماعية والعقاءدية ونطريات بناء المجتمعات   السياسية فى الدولة الحديثة من عبد الرحمن ابن الطيب ابن خلدون

 وكيف ولم لا وقد وجد عشيرته العلمية تسرق وتقتبس من الحضارة الشرقية دون أن يجدوا من ينهاهم بمنطق النبل  الأخلاقى من صفهم , ولم يجدوا من يضبطهم ويفضحهم من شراذم المستغربين العرب أو من المستشرقين الغربيين  الذين طأطؤوا رؤوسهم فى ذلة وخنوع لأن أسيادهم الغربيون أشاروا لهم بأن حضارتهم الإسلامية متخللفة وليس ينبغى لها ن يكون لها سبق علمى فى تاريخ البشرية


ولذلك نجد فى فى مجللده الضخم " العنكبوت والبومة والمؤرخ " يستهجن سير ستيفن بسخرية العالِم الفاهم ببواطن  الأمور فى ثقافة مجتمعه الكاره لكل ما هو عربى أو إسلامى ويقول إن من دواعى السخرية أن يصر البعض على  تسمية أعمال ديكارت بالأصولية (أصلية المنشأ من ذاته) والاحتفاء به كواحد من رواد الابتكار العلمى والفكر  الفلسفى ومن أوائل المؤسسين للنظريات العلمية والفلسفية والرياضية , وهو الذى ولد فى

النصف الثانى من العقد  الأخير من القرن السادس عشر ومات تحديداً فى منتصف القرن السابع عشر فى الوقت الذى كانت كل الأعمال المنسوبة إليه موجودة ومترجمة إلى كل اللغات الأوروبية ومتاحة لكل من أراد دراستها أو تكميلها من الدارسين  والباحثين فى كل فروع المعرفة قبل مجيئه إلى الحياة بفترات تراوحت ما بين الماءة عام والخمسماءة عام وفق الحقب الزمانية التى عاش ومات فيها أصحابها العرب المسلمون الأولون.

ويتساءل سير ستيفن هل يمكن لعاقل أن لا يسائل رينيه ديكارت لو كان حياً بيننا الآن كيف ومن أين أتيت بكل  هذا الكم الذاخر من الحصيلة العلمية بكل حروفها ونصوصها وتدرجها العلمى والمنطقى والفكرى وانتمائها الى  أنشطة مؤتمر الإنسانية باختلافاتها الهائلة والتى أحذت  أصحابها الأُوَلْ خمسماءة عام لاستنباطها دون أن يتسنى  لك أن تمر بها وتدرسها لتذكر أصحابها الأوائل كما يجب على العالِم أن يفعل؟ ثم هل يمكن لمنصف من دارسى التاريخ أن يتعامى عن تلك الحقائق المذهلة ويسقط حق التاريخ فى إثبات   الحقائق إلا إن كان من الموتورين؟


وإلى ما انتهى إليه سير ستيفن رانسيمان نستطرد نحن بالتعقيب بأن أي دارس للتاريخ الإنسانى ربما يصف  ديكارت بأنه نقل أفكار وعلماء وفلاسفة المسلمين من ثقافتهم التى كتبوا فيها إلى ثقافة مختلفة بأسلوب ونهج  مختلف , ولكن لا يوجد عاقل منصف يقر بمقولة أن ديكارت كان مبتكراً مستقلاً لم يدر بأعمال من سبقوه برغم  ثوابت الحقيقة الصلدة من التطابق المطلق بين الأفكار والسرد والتحليل الوصفى والرياضى والعلمى والفلسفى مع اختلاف مهمل فى أسلوب العرض والتناول

ولذلك فإذا تناولنا اعمال ابن خلدون بالنقد والتحليل ثم انتقلنا إلى ديكارت , سوف نجد أن ابن غلدون كان قد  أبحر بنا إلى أعماق محيطات الفلسفات الجريكية الروحية والمادية القديمة ونقدها وفندها بالمنطق العقلانى الحديث  ليقدم إلينا فلسفة جديدة أكثر ملاءمة لعصره وتطور مجتمع الإنسانية حيث كان زمانه , رافضاً كثيراً مما سبقه  ..إليه الفلاسفة اليونان ومجدداً ومنتهياً إلى ما نحن قد أجمعنا على قبوله أما ديكارت فقد بدأ بنا بما انتهى اليه  ابن خلدون وانتهى بنا إلى ما انتهى إليه ابن خلدون  أى بكل بساطة أبحر بنا  ديكارت من ميناء ابن خلدون  إلى بحار ابن خلدون ثم عاد ورسى بنا فى ميناء ابن  لدون ثم قيل لنا إن تلك كانت رحلة جديدة! ..... ربما كانت الميناء جديدة لأنها تقع على أرض فرنسية أما الرحلة فهى قديمة والبحار هى كما هى لم تتغير وفى النهاية فالحق ما شهدت به الأعداء. والحق أن سير ستيفن رنسيمان ليس بعدو ولكنه أتى إلينا من صفوف  أبدت للعالم الأسلامى العداوة والبغضاء وما أخفت قلوبهم أعظم

ولذلك فقد أظهر لنا سير ستيفن  بجلاء أنْ إذا جاء الخبر من صفوف الأعداء إنصافاً لنا حتى لو كان حامل الخبر صديقٌ منهم فقد صدقنا القول وهناك القليل من أجيال نشأت فى مصر يفعل إن نبوغ العللامة ابن خلدون لا يعزى إلى أنه كان بحراً فى كل العلوم والمعرفة فحسب ولكن لأنه أول فلاسفة زمانه الذى دمج دراساته المتبحرة العملاقة ووضعالمشروع الأول من خلال هذا الدمج للتحليل التاريخى فى فروع  العلم الذى قسمه وفصله إلى علوم إنسانية تاريخية اجتماعية سياسية اقتصادية وشرعية ربط بها وبنظائرها الرياضية والطبيعية والكيميائية أنماط نمو مجتمعات الإنسانية , وهو الذى ولد فى تونس وتعلم فيها وعمل بالقضاء الشرعى وحورب من قبل قبائل الجهل والأحقاد حتى اضطر إلى النزوح لمصر , وهناك بزغ نور العلم فى الوادى الخصيب  وفى مصر عمل قاضياً للقضاة وأكمل دراساته فى كل فروع العلم والمعرفة وابتكر النظرية التحليلية الفلسفية لسلوك  الإنسان وفكره كاسراً بذلك النظرة الساكنة لفلاسفة اليونان القدماء باستقدامه لفكر فلسفى حديث سماه بالعقلانية ( Rationalism)وكانت تلك النظرة الفلسفية الحديثة هى نواة العمل الفلسفى لكل مفكرى الغرب بدأً من عصور النور إلى عصرنا الحديث وبذلك فهو أول مفكر يخرج عن سياق التواتر الذى كان متبعاً منذ فلاسفة اليونان سوكراطيس وأفلاطون وأريسطوطل ويبتكر المنهاج التحليلى لكل فروع العلم والمعرفة ويربطها بتاريخ قيام وسقوط مجتمعات البشر  


وفى منتهى الحديث عن ابن خلدون , هناك قول مأثور تفوه به جون فيتزجيرالد كينيدى رائيس الولايات المتحدة بين  العامين 1961 و 1963 الذى كان قد قال " لا تسأل عما يمكن أن تفعله من أجلك بلادك ولكن اسأل عما يمكن أن  تفعله أنت من أجل بلادك" ... ولا تكل ولا تمل إذاعات بنى صهيون من ترويج تلك العبارة ناسبين عبقرية المعنى

إلى ابنهم الكاثوليكى البار وهم الذين كانوا قد اغتالوه نطراً لسياساته غير المعلنة المعارضة لصهيونيتهم اللئيمة الطامعة ..... وقبله بأكثر من ستماءة عام كتب ابن خلدون يقول: " إن عبقرية الرعية تكمن فى أن لا تسأل عما يمكن أن تقدمه لها الأوطان ولكن فى أن تنجز بالأفعال أعمالاً من نتائجها أن تقوم وتحيَ الاوطان."


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انتهى

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A New Political Dawn is Breaking in Egypt




A New Political Dawn is Breaking in Egypt



The Muslim Brotherhood, Arguably, are the most highly organized political party in the land. Denying them or underestimating their power will be futile. Granted, they have never been tested in either government or as a legitimate political party since their inception as an ideological political movement. But their organizational skill, even by world standard, has been nonpareil

To an outsider, they are seen as the principle movers and shakers and the pillars of the political infrastructure in Egypt. Denying them their right of inclusion strictly on the basis of rejecting their ideology would be both frivolous political doodling and untenable wishful thinking. It would be practical and highly advisable to accept them for what they are; a formidable political powerhouse deserving the right to contribute to Egypt's future even if you disagree with everything they stand for.

Their detractors are few, incredibly ineffective and politically inept. Lacking real grass roots, they are incapable of competing with them on any level. The Muslim Brotherhood have grass roots projecting deeply in the hearts and minds of the largest segment of society where their opponents operate on the bare margins of existence. They embody a dream for which ordinary Egyptians have long yearned over four tumultuous political eras belonging to 5 successive clamoring generations.

If they succeed in accomplishing what they promised, so be it; their rivals might just have to get used to eating political crow. If they fail, they will be, like their political contemporary regimes, subject to the law of natural attrition. In the end, they do exist, they are active, they are powerful and they have well-oiled socio-political machinery. 

They appear to have vetted a powerful cadre of able and visionary technocrats to administer their ambitious platform; aptly named "Rising Egypt".  They have demonstrated by the preponderance of the evidence that they have full intention of engaging their political machination to its fullest potential.

The way I see Egypt's political theater now, observing from afar, Brotherhood opponents like it or not, there is no circumventing working with them, and more often than not, in either subservient roles or deferring matters to their nods of approval. They have won with a sweeping mandate which gives them absolute parliamentary commanding power. The question of abusing this power does not arise, at least in theory, since they are extremely sensitive to the temperature of the political street. They have a pretty accurate thermometer. It is called, ""The huddled Masses."

Their platform is simple yet, upon hearing it, potent. Social, industrial and educational renascence, and reconstruction of Egypt's cultural, military and economic power to bring it back to its traditional role as the leading power in the Arab world and Africa as well as one of the three formidable regional powers on equal footing with Iran and Turkey and logically surpassing them when standing with the Arab world behind it. 


In terms of organization and mass appeal, compared to the Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's rival political powers are second rate . For mass popular support, they are not even on competing level. But if they come to terms with accepting the new reality; a reality with the Brotherhood role has been determined and made dominant by the power of the ballot, they stand a better chance of remaining afloat on the political surface. This way, political diversity will have a true meaning, democracy will stand the test of time and Brotherhood detractors ranging from liberals and socialists to right wingers and feminists will flourish rather than wither and desiccate in the wake of the political hot, dry gale force wind of change of the Brotherhood.

Egypt’s first democratic election is slated for 05/23/2012, and preparations are underway. The process appears to be progressing smoothly without major anomalies. When considering a scenario of a possible outcome, an observer finds it difficult to pin point an absolutely clear winner in the first round. It appears that run-offs will be inevitable.

There are two candidates running on platforms with an Islamic background on one level or another and one with a leftist progressive and national platform in addition to two “Folools”, which means remnants of the ousted Mubarak’s regime.

1) Muhammad Mursi, a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California, USA. He served in the capacity of Asst. Professor in the school of engineering at California State University, Northridge. In 1985 he returned to Egypt and was awarded tenure as professor of engineering at the University of Zaqaziq. He had been politically active during the Mubarak’s regime and had won a parliamentary seat in an election that scared the regime so much so that they had to defraud him of his seat. Selected for the world's best parliamentarian award for the years 2000-2005. He is the official candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood.


2) Abdul Moneim Abul Fotouh, a Physician turned politician with extensive experience in managing international charitable and professional NPO, which is a highly involved political career on both the national and international levels. He had long been active member of the Muslim Brotherhood in good standing and a prominent figure in its executive committee before he was forced to resign upon deciding to run for president against the Brotherhood’s declared policy at the time of post-revolutionary political effervescence.


3) Hamidean Sabahi, a left of the center candidate with a Nasserist Pan-Arab national platform. He does not have an Islamic agenda but accepts Egypt’s identity as an Islamic nation with a vociferous voice for full equal rights based on citizenship alone. He acknowledges the excesses of the Nasser Dictatorship but highly praises Nasser's ideology and ambitious national dream, thus vowing to revive the dream learning from its lessons  and avoiding the negative aspects of its experience.



4) Ammro Moosa; Former Foreign Minister of the Ousted Regime and Secretary General of the Arab League under Mubarak’s Dictatorial Hegemony. (Folool.)






5) Retired Air Marshal Ahmad Shafiq; former commander of the air force. Served in the rank of wing commander when Mubarak was Air Chief-Marshal. Upon his retirement from the air force, Mubarak created a cabinet post specifically for him in which, he served as Minister of Civil Aviation. During the revolution, Mubarak appointed him prime minister; a short-lived career that was terminated by the revolution and the ignominious fall of the Mubarak’s regime. (he is a Folool.)

Observers believe that in all likelihood the election might be heading for a run-off between the two front runners, Mursi and Fotooh. But regardless of who will ultimately end up holding the mantle of power for Egypt’s top boss job, Egyptians, it appears, are ready, willing and quite capable of embracing the democratic process. Democracy, it seems, is growing extremely rapidly in the valley of the Nile.