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abumaria
18-01-2010, 05:50 PM
Not pictures. Just commentry. And Irony. And damn right Hypocrisy.

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fiskrsquos-world-the-stakes-get-higher-as-arab-princes-try-to-outdo-each-other-1869549.html

Among the signs of the Hour mentioned by the Noble Messenger of Allah
- Allah bless and greet him and his Family and Companions - in Sahih
al-Bukhari is "when the destitute (al-buhm) camelherds compete in
building tall structures." Another version in al-Bukhari has: "when
the barefoot and the naked are the top leaders (lit. "heads") of the
people." In Sahih Muslim: "you shall see the barefoot, naked, indigent
(al-`âla) shepherds compete in building tall structures." Another
version in Muslim states: "when the naked and barefoot are the top
leaders of the people." A third version in Muslim has: "when you see
that the barefoot and naked, the deaf and dumb are the kings of the
earth."

`Umar ibn Khattab (Allah be well pleased with him) said: "As we were
sitting one day before the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be
upon him), a man suddenly appeared. He wore pure white clothes and his
hair was dark black—yet there were no signs of travel on him, and none
of us knew him. He came and sat down in front of the Prophet (peace
and blessings be upon him), placing his knees against his, and his
hands on his thighs. He said, "O Muhammad! Tell me about Islam."

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) replied,
"Islam is to bear witness that there is no god but God and that
Muhammad is the Messenger of God; and to perform the prayer; pay
zakat; fast Ramadan; and to perform Hajj to the House if you are
able."

The man said, "You have spoken the truth," and we were surprised that
he asked and then confirmed the answer. Then, he asked, "Tell me about
belief (iman)."

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "It is to
believe in Allah; His Angels; His Books; His Messengers; the Last Day;
and in destiny—its good and bad."

The man said, "You have spoken the truth. Now, tell me about spiritual
excellence (ihsan)."

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "It is to serve
Allah as though you behold Him; and if you don't behold him, (know
that) He surely sees you."

"Now, tell me of the Last Hour," asked the man.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "The one asked
knows no more of it than the one asking."

"Then tell me about its signs," said the man.

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) replied, "That slave
women give birth to their mistresses; and that you see barefoot,
unclothed, beginning shepherds competing in the construction of tall
buildings."

Then the visitor left, and I waited a long time. Then the Prophet
(peace and blessings be upon him) asked me, "Do you know, Umar, who
the questioner was?" I replied, "Allah and His Messenger know best."He
said (Allah bless him and give him peace), "It was Jibril. He came to
you to teach you your religion." [Sahih Muslim]

caravan of martyrs
18-01-2010, 06:41 PM
that al waleed guy really is a shaytaan. i remember reading about this a while back saudi was going to wait for dubai before they build theirs. if i remember correctly dubai said if saudi do make a 1km tall tower they will make a 1 mile long tower. where are the salafis scholars when you need them if this was pakistani doing this youll never hear the end of it