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By posting the link here, it is my pleasure to share with you another benefit of such diets: good companionship.

You see, as a Hindu who for decades had been fasting Monday and Thursday, it was a wonderful surprise when I accepted Islam to find companions in masjid who also were fasting Monday and Thursday. Hence my first  Rama Dawn… er… pardon, I meant to write “Ramadan” (a month-long fast during daylight) was joyously shared too.  

Should this article bring consideration for your own fasting diet now, I wish you good company and a healthy longer life.

Peace in

@guyatree

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Juliet, your father called. He said, “Read the subpoena”

It has been said that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

While that is the truth, one might note that names matter, and (legally speaking) truths are not always facts–especially as regards legal matters.

For example, “World Vision” has recently exampled why it is not named “Christ Vision”

Thus should one come across an e-account such as @WorldVision, one might infer it is an online voice of the charity named “World Vision”, and that inference might prove factual, or not. (Inferences, you see, are not facts, and facts need not be truths, legally speaking.) One needs must verify facts, not just infer them.

Thus, should one come accross an e-account such as “UCC_SIMI@anyemail.com” one might infer that any postings therefore represent the voice of that specific legal entity, with tax exempt status, which is known as and is located at The United Church of Christ in Simi Valley, 270 RoyalAvenue, 93065, USA

 however such an inference would be inaccurate.

Legally, names matter. Especially in legal matters, but also in metaphorical matters.
 
The fact is the only online voice having any legal connection to that especial theological and legal entity at 270 Royal Avenue is to be found via United Church of Christ – Simi Valley

[I know this because I attend that church. Yes, Muslims are welcome at this church, as are Hindu, Buddhist, Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Protestants, Christians, Mormans, Chin, Zen, Pure Land, atheists, humanists, straights, gays, bi, trans…: all persons, without reservation.]

Thus, one now might affirm, correctly, that any and all accounts using any initials or acronyms of the church name such  as but not limited to “UCC_SIMI” or “SIMI_UCC” are in no wise to be associated, neither legally nor metaphorically, as having  any legal or theological connection with that national legal entity known as “The United Church of Christ”, nor are any such online sites to be associated legally or metaphorically with that legal entity occupying the buildings located at 270-272 Royal Avenue in zip code 93065, nor with any staff, employees, pastors, teachers, or students thereof.

Names matter.

May the Gracious Lord, and able attorneys, ever protect the good and defeat the wicked, all ways.

Allahu Akbar: The LORD G-d is ever greatER!

(Do I hear an AMEEN?)

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Shemah Israel…    (Hear O Israel, the LORD our G-D, is One)

Allah Tumaho Ishwara Tumaho… (For me You are Allah, You are Siva...)

“The object above was produced for Athi Rudra Maha Yagna, a ritual honouring Siva in all his aspects, male and female, at  Prashanthi Nilayam
Elders well-versed in Vedas contracted a craftsman in Jaipur who was known to craft raw marble into quality icons. In due course one of the youthful organizers from Karnataka was allotted the duty of bringing the Lingam for this powerful yantra from Jaipur to the ashram in Andhra Pradesh.
On reaching the craftsman’s workplace in Jaipur, the young man found it to be maintained by a young Muslim man of his own age, and too learned that the majority of employees were also followers of Islam. The person in-charge then kindly asked the Hindu youth to come and view the work in progress, as it would be finished very soon.
The Hindu youth was very pleased at how carefully the Muslim craftsman had chosen a fine marble without any cracks or bubbles, and all clearly were treating the task with great care and respect.
The strange thing was that at that very moment, all other work in the factory stopped, and very quietly all the Muslim employees gathered around the workplace where the marble Lingam was being finished, and they then started praying in Arabic, even as the artist worked on to complete his task with the marble. Their chanting kept up during the entire remaining four hours in completion of the making of the Lingam.
 
When presented with that lingam nicely wrapped in fine silk cloth, the Sai Youth was informed how group Namaaz is a routine practice whenever a lingam was being made in this factory. The Muslim workers do this, said the manager,  to show community and a feeling of unity in diversity, with faith in the One God.  The manager said, "All Muslim workers in this place gather to offer their prayers to the All-Merciful, The Almighty, so that the holy task for our Hindu brothers is undertaken with an attitude of devotion.’”
 
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                                        [-paraphrased from a talk by a Sai brother]
 
 
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Baghdad, 1958

and 1858

and 1458

and 1058

*sigh*

It seems that wherever Islam does not transform muslims, muslims soon transform Islam to suit themselves.

                 Lord, Lord, why hast Thou forsaken me?

(Any _cultural_ imposition upon Islam which endures longer than two generations, surely -at least- need not be duplicated by muslims outside that territorial culture– or +at best+ might be considered haram by those muslims whose daily lives evidence tfirst that hey seek only to serve Allah in thought, word, and deed, and finally whose daily lives evidence they do NOT alter the intention of surrender to Allah found within Qur’An so as to fit their own cultural preferences or revulsions.)

insh’Allah

                      

@qitmirin