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Re: A Moment of Reflection
By:Noman Waseem
Date: Sunday, 20 December 2009, 2:41 pm
In Response To: Re: A Moment of Reflection (Abby Starri)

AOA Brother,

"In the newspaper clip you resented it clearly indicated the above mentioned problems the Turks are facing (rest assure that this problem is not only limited to Turkey) "

I am assuming that you understand the historical context of this article, however, in case you don't (and for the reference of others) I should point out that it was published in 1909 in the New York Times (it's shown at the very bottom of the article).

Anyhow, I don't know whether it had a similar effect on others, but I was simply mesmerized reading this article as it completely shattered by understanding of how close (in time) and how high (in position of the orator in speaking to the whole Ottoman empire) the words of Truth had been only a 100 years ago. It had been my impression that such an understanding, at least with regards to public figures bearing a large sphere of influence, had been corrupted for centuries now; that such words did not reach the ears of the public as a whole.

One part I found particularly relevant was where he said "The Prophet Mohammed has said. 'If any man should give you a commandment, and say the Prophet gave it, even if I have not given it, obey that commandment; but if anyone should command you to do an evil thing saying the Prophet ordered it, do not obey his command, for I would order no evil act." So a century ago, people received a powerful message across an empire by which they were told to reject supposed sayings of the Prophet that directed people towards evil.

Messages In This Thread

A Moment of Reflection
Noman Waseem -- Saturday, 19 December 2009, 5:46 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Abby Starri -- Sunday, 20 December 2009, 9:13 am
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Dr Shabbir -- Sunday, 20 December 2009, 10:55 am
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Noman Waseem -- Sunday, 20 December 2009, 2:41 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Muhammad Latif Chaudhery -- Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 11:55 am
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Abby Starri -- Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 3:28 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
Noman Waseem -- Tuesday, 22 December 2009, 3:44 pm
Re: A Moment of Reflection
UmeAimon -- Friday, 25 December 2009, 2:20 pm