28.7.05 

World of Islam economic map


The eight poorest countries on the only planet in the solar system having a human population are Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Somalia, Nigeria, Mozambique and Pakistan.

Majority of the population in six of the eight countries is Muslim.
Six of the world’s poorest countries, thus belong to the ‘world of Islam’ that from seventh to fourteenth century led the way in chemistry, mathematics, philosophy, astronomy, and medicine and for six centuries since has been promoting anti-science and anti-enlightenment attitudes.

Today, this ‘world of Islam’ consists of fifty-six countries in ten regions.
It has a population of 1.3 billion - a fifth of the entire humanity.
This ‘world of Islam’ has been endowed with two thirds or three fourths of the world’s mineral wealth and oil but twenty-two of the 56 countries, that is forty per cent, refuse to have anything to do with democracy and human rights.

Fifteen per cent of the countries have hereditary monarchies.
Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have 700 billion barrels of oil but the gross domestic product of the entire ‘world of Islam’ is $1.05 trillion compared to United States’ GDP of $14 trillion, France’s $1.5 trillion, Germany’s $2 trillion, England’s $1.5 trillion and Europe’s sickest economy, Italy’s $1.05 trillion.

Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Brunei have a per capita income in excess of $10,000 but in fifty of the fifty-six countries the per capita income is less than $5,000. In fact, forty-five of the countries have a per capita income of less than $1,000.

It is hard to deny that ignorance is the biggest and most basic reason for poverty.

Replacing ignorance with enlightenment, however, is not a priority with our financial experts and economic reformers.
As a result, more than 800 million of the 1.3 billion people in the ‘world of Islam’ are illiterate.
There are no more than 600 universities in the ‘world of Islam’ and none of them comes up to international standards.
In a single developed country, Japan, by comparison, there are 1,000 universities engaged in research and teaching at international standards.

A single city, Tokyo, has 113 top universities. The United States has 5,758 and India 8,407 universities.

The entire ‘world of Islam’ has no more than 300,000 scientists - nearly 230 per million.

The United States alone has 1.1 million scientists and Japan 700,000. The United States, a country of 290 million, boasts of 227 Nobel laureates.

Poverty, hunger and unemployment used to force nations in the past to accept colonisation by developed nations. Today, the poor countries forgo sovereignty on account of indebtedness.


source: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_9-11-2003_pg3_7


23.7.05 

Benar


Nuru’d-din Maliki di dalam Fusulu’l-Muhimma mengatakan bahawa suatu ketika seorang telah dibawa kepada Umar. Dia telah ditanya di hadapan perhimpunan manusia, ‘Bagaimana kamu mulakan pagi kamu?’ Dia berkata, ‘Saya bagun pagi dalam keadaan begini: Saya cintakan godaan dan benci kepada yang benar. Saya mengaku kepada kebenaran kristian dan yahudi, percaya kepada apa yang saya tidak lihat dan kepada apa yang belum dijadikan.’

Umar memerintahkan supaya Ali dibawakan kepadanya. Apabila perkara itu dibentangkan kepada Amirul-Mukminin, dia berkata, ‘Apa orang itu katakan adalah benar. Dia kata dia cintakan godaan. Maksudnya dengan itu adalah harta dan anak. Allah kata di dalam al-Quran, ‘Dan kamu tahu bahawa harta dan anak adalah godaan.’ [8:28] Dengan benci kepada yang benar, maksudnya mati. Al-Quran berkata, ‘Dan ketakutan pada kematian akan datang dengan sebenar.’ [50:19]

Dengan mengesahkan kebenaran yahudi dan kristian, dia bermaksud apa yang Allah katakan, ‘Yahudi mengatakan bahawa kristian bukan dijalan yang benar dan kristian mengatakan bahawa yahudi bukan dijalan yang benar.’ [2:113] Iaitu, kedua golongan telah saling mendustakan satu sama lain. Maka orang Arab itu berkata dia bersetuju dengan mereka berdua, atau dengan lain perkataan dia menolak kedua mereka.

Dia katakan bahawa dia percaya pada apa yang dia tidak lihat, bererti bahawa dia percaya kepada Allah yang maha berkuasa.

Apabila dia katakan bahawa dia percaya pada apa yang belum dijadikan, iaitu, bukan sekarang, dia merujuk kepada hari pengadilan, yang mana belum dijadikan lagi.’



‘Kita akan dipersoalkan bagi setiap yang halal; bagi yang haram kita akan dihukum.’ - Saidina Ali

Wahai Allah! Jadi saksilah kepada saya bahawa saya dengan jelas telah menunjukkan kepada jalan kebenaran dan telah melaksanakan tugas agama saya.’

Dari Abdullah bin 'Amr r.a., Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda,
Sampaikanlah pesanku biarpun satu ayat...

1.7.05 

FW: final wish to all friends



 -----Original Message-----
From:   LSChoy 
Sent:   Friday, April 29, 2005 4:20 PM
Subject:        final wish to all friends in

Dear all colleague and my friends

Today will be my last day at work in . I would like to say
thank you to all of you and your support during
my tenure with the company. Thank you for the wonderful
experience and memory while working with you all.

Last but not least, I wish all of you at all the best
wishes and good fortune.


Thank you

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