Author: shifa

ANZAC Day: The inevitability of war

“Wilt Thou place therein one who will make mischief and shed blood?” That was the question asked by the Angels when Allah told them of His plan to create man. Today as we look about us at all the misery and bloodshed in this world it may be tempting to agree with their questioning. Indeed, many in this world even question the existence of God because of the pain and suffering, the rivers of blood, the deaths and displacement of humanity today. The Earth itself is groaning as the deeds of men continue to destroy. Yet, in the midst...

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Avoiding reality: the elephant in the room

“The Elephant in the Room” is a saying reportedly handed down from a fable by Russian author Ivan Andreevich Krylou, in 1814, entitled “The Inquisitive Man”. It tells of a man who visits a museum, and while noting many tiny items, fails to notice the elephant in the room.  Being a fable it expresses well our human tendency to selectively overlook or disregard the most obvious and uncomfortable truths which we find too disturbing to face. We turn a blind eye, or as another saying goes, we “stick our heads in the sand”. At times it seems as if...

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Terrorism: non-Islamic and non-negotiable

Terrorism: non-Islamic and non-negotiable

During this past month the world has witnessed yet another terror attack in Europe, this time in Berlin when 12 people were killed and 50 injured as a truck was intentionally driven into a crowded market place.    That the attacker, a radicalised Muslim, was later shot and killed in Milan, Italy, brings no comfort to those who have been the victims of this so-called “relentless war of ‘Islamist’ terrorism.” Sadly there has been political fall-out for Angela Merkel whose immigration policy bravely accepted Europe’s largest number of refugees on humanitarian grounds.  This latest action has therefore created more...

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Euthanasia’s silent inroads

This past week has seen, yet again, another challenge on behalf of those fighting for Euthanasia to be legalized in Australia.  As in previous cases it was rejected.  However this is not the end of a story which has been presented time and again with great persistence. Euthanasia, or “Mercy killing”, is not something new.  It was prevalent in ancient times and thought to be the reason why the Hippocratic Oath expressly forbids doctors killing or assisting in the killing of their patients.  Interestingly, up until 1642 the word “suicide” did not exist being described as Self murder. Religiously,...

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