18 01 2009

You are walking and you see a Lion in front of you,
you run away from it until you see a cliff,
You use a rope to climb down it,
but you see there is a Crocodile at the bottom.
Then you see black and white Mice nibbling away at the rope.
You see no escape and begin to feel scared.
Then drops of Honey begin to drip into your mouth from a honeycomb above.
Due to the sweetness of the honey, you forget the danger that surrounds you.


The Lion is Malik-ul-Maut ( angel of death ) who will eventually catch up to us.
The Crocodile is our grave that we forget and will one day end up in.
The black and white Mice are our wasted days and nights that have passed,
and the Honey is this Dunya.
So engrossed in this world we fail to remember exactly how close death is…


Myren i tønden

14 01 2009

Der faldt en myre i en tønde. En mand kom hen til tønden og så myren i den:

“Hvad laver du her”? spurgte han, stødte og dræbte myren på stedet.

En anden mand kom hen til tønden og så myren i den.

Manden sagde: “Du skader ikke nogen som helst søde myre, du må leve dit liv videre fremover her i denne tønd”

Endelig kom den sidste mand hen til tønden og så den lille stakkels
myre. Manden smed en skefuld sukker ind i tønden, for at den kunne
spise af det og overleve….

Hvem er disse tre personer egentlig?

Den første mand hedder: “Egoist”

Den anden bliver kaldt for “Tolerant”

Mens den sidste betegnes som “Kærlighed”.

Open Letter to Barack Hussein Obama

8 01 2009

President-elect of the United States of America

By Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and Former Prime Minister of Malaysia

January 1, 2009

Dear Mr. President,

I did not vote for you in the Presidential Election because I am Malaysian.

But I consider myself one of your constituents because what you do or say will affect me and my country as well.

I welcome your promise for change. Certainly your country, the United States of America needs a lot of changes.

That is because America and Americans have become the most hated people in the world. Even Europeans dislike your arrogance. Yet you were once admired and liked because you freed a lot of countries from conquest and subjugation.

It is the custom on New Year’s day for people to make resolutions. You must have listed your good resolutions already. But may I politely suggest that you also resolve to do the following in pursuit of Change.

1) Stop killing people. The United States is too fond of killing people in order to achieve its objectives. You call it war, but today’s wars are not about professional soldiers fighting and killing each other. It is about killing people, ordinary innocent people by the hundreds of thousands. Whole countries will be devastated.

War is primitive, the cavemen’s way of dealing with a problem. Stop your arms build up and your planning for future wars.

2) Stop indiscriminate support of Israeli killers with your money and your weapons. The planes and the bombs killing the people of Gaza are from you.

3) Stop applying sanctions against countries which cannot do the same against you.

In Iraq your sanctions killed 500,000 children through depriving them of medicine and food. Others were born deformed.

What have you achieved with this cruelty? Nothing except the hatred of the victims and right-thinking people.

4) Stop your scientists and researchers from inventing new and more diabolical weapons to kill more people more efficiently.

5) Stop your arms manufacturers from producing them. Stop your sales of arms to the world. It is blood money that you earn. It is un-Christian.

6) Stop trying to democratize all the countries of the world. Democracy may work for the United States but it does not always work for other countries.

Don’t kill people because they are not democratic. Your crusade to democratize countries has killed more people than the authoritarian Governments which you overthrew. And you have not succeeded anyway.

7) Stop the casinos which you call financial institutions. Stop hedge funds, derivatives and currency trading. Stop banks from lending non-existent money by the billions.

Regulate and supervise your banks. Jail the miscreants who made profits from abusing the system.

8 ) Sign the Kyoto Protocol and other international agreements.

9) Show respect for the United Nations.

I have many other resolutions for change which I think you should consider and undertake.

But I think you have enough on your plate for this 2009th year of the Christian Era.

If you can do only a few of what I suggest, you will be remembered by the world as a great leader. Then the United States will again be the most admired nation. Your embassies will be able to take down the high fences and razor-wire coils that surround them.

May I wish you a Happy New Year and a great Presidency.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad

(Former Prime Minister of Malaysia )

Kanayan yara Filistin

6 01 2009

10. Muharram – Asure – Noahs Budding

6 01 2009

Ifølge den muslimske tradition, siges det om Profeten Noa og hans familie, at da vandet begyndte at trække sig tilbage efter Syndfloden, samlede de al den mad sammen, der var tilbage i Arken og lavede en lækker budding af det. Retten har fået navnet “Ashura” eller “Noa’s budding”. Som minde om Profeten Noa, og som taksigelse til Gud, har folk fra Anatolien og andre muslimer gjort det til en skik at lave denne budding på denne dag og dele den med naboer og venner. At dele maden tilbyder en måde at bekræfte menneskenes enhed på og deres essentielle forhold til hinanden, uden hensyn til personlig tro, baggrund og overbevisning. For at fortsætte denne gode tradition og udvide oplevelsen af at dele kærlighed, fred og medfølelse, vil jeg dele opskriften på Profeten Noa’s hjemmelavede budding.

Det var desværre ikke muligt at skaffe opskriften på dansk.

1 cup Dövme (whurled wheat)
1 ½ tablespoon Rice
1/3 cup Beans (dried)
1/3 cup Chickpeas
10 cups (2 ½ qt) Water
10 medium size Apricots (dried)
5 medium size Figs (dried)
½ cup Raisins (seedless)
1 tablespoon Orange peel (or rind)
1 ½ cups Sugar
1 small size Orange
1 ½ tablespoons Rose Water
½ cup Walnuts Pistachio nuts
¼ cup Pomegranate seeds
½ small size

Wash the wheat, chickpeas and dried beans. Soak them separately overnight with beans and chickpeas in 1 cup and the dövme and rice mixture in 2 cups of water. Add 3 cups of water to dövme and 2 cups of water each to chickpeas and beans and place them individually on the burner. Cook the dövme until the grains are dissolved and the starc comes out. If necessary boil the chickpeas in pressure cooker. Wash the dry fruit and soak them for 2 hours in 1 ‡ cups of water. Mix the cooked ingredients and the dry fruit in a pan and cook for 15 minutes. Peel the orange and cut the rid, including the white inner part into 3-4 cm long and 1 cm wide strips. Divide the orange slices into 4-5 pieces. Add them alltogether to the mixture and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the sugar and cook for 1-2 minutes and turn off the heath. Add the rosewater and stir. Pour into dessert cups. Garnish with walnuts and pomegranate pits.