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Saudi & Orientalist Propaganda at the British Museums’ Hajj Exhibition

The Hajj Exhibition at the British Museum is viewed as a great dawah opportunity by many Muslims. As far as I’m concerned it’s a propaganda piece for the House of Saud project & it’s Orientalist backers.

After much cajoling by friends, I finally bit the bullet and decided to attend the Hajj Exhibition in London, more as an excuse to catch up with old friends and less to actually have my own religion and history explained to me.

For years I’ve avoided the British Museum, despite its new atrium and the sheer wonder of it’s architectural splendour, it’s the contents of the building that trouble me. The swag, the loot, the filthy lucre, centuries of ill gotten gain courtesy of the British Empire looting and pillaging from every known corner of the globe, for King, Queen & Country dear boy.

Putting those issues aside, I entered the exhibition and within the very few first minutes, whilst reading one of the plaques, I remarked to one of my friends:

“Harry St. John Philby? You know who he is right?”

Harry St. John Bridger Philby (1885-1960) Riyadh

Instead of talking about the importance of the Hajj or what the central role of Mecca is to Islam, why would they (the backers of the exhibition) choose to talk about Harry St. John Philby?

Harry St. John Philby, as the blurb said, was among one of the first westerners to enter Mecca (pretend to be a Muslim) to undertake the Hajj and to see what it was that drives Muslims to carry out the pilgrimage.

What it didn’t tell you, and what most people would just walk right past without noticing is that Harry St. John Philby was a spy who worked for the British Military Intelligence. His progeny would be one Kim Philby, who would work the same field as his father and end up being exposed as a double agent working for the KGB.

As we continued down the exhibition path and my disdain beginning to recede somewhat, I noticed there was an entire section on the “Arab Revolt”.

Yes.

The Arab Revolt that was created by men like Philby & Lawrence (of Arabia) of the British “Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force” to launch an armed uprising against the Caliphate.

I’ve written before about Abdul Aziz ibn Saud the bandit chieftain & his marriage of convenience with Britain to destroy the Islamic Empire.

Hijaz Railway - Remains of Exploded Train from Arab Uprising 1918

The exhibition glorified the terrorist attacks like the destruction of the Hijaz Railway, that ran from the centre of the Caliphate, Istanbul to Damascus and onto Medina.

You can see more pictures on this subject from the excellent picture blog of Jerry C Miller

The exhibition then took great lengths to show how great the Saud family was by demonstrating the railway line they built in it’s place some hundred years later.

I’ve read “The Great Theft Wrestling Islam From The Extremists” by Khaled Abou El Fadl and the following surmises what Abd’Al’Wahaab felt about the Caliphate:

So what you have is a foreign superpower (Britain) effectively aiding, abetting and installing by means of outright terrorism, a puppet regime that will favour it (sound familiar? Libya, Syria) whilst destroying the Islamic Empire at the same time.

This very same regime today preaches the message of obeying your leaders, whilst being formed on the exact opposite.

Hypocrisy?

It’s always been the Orientalists dream to understand the strength of Islam and what drives Muslims. Once they figured it out, they could subtly deconstruct that core element to drive their own agenda. For example we have London’s SOAS University , which was created with a remit to train the future leaders of the former British colonies to run them just as their past colonial masters had done so. It’s no coincidence that Mirza Tahir Ahmad, the former leader of The Qadiani’s was trained at SOAS.

Who's who? Haim Weizmann & Prince Feisal, Arabia, 1918

You can read about the Dönmeh connection to the House of Saud in Saudi Arabia in a report titled “The Emergence of Wahhabism and its Historical Roots,” dated September 2002 and released on March 13, 2008, by the U.S. Defence Intelligence Agency.

You can read Said Nasir’s book, ‘The History of the Saud Family’, where it’s maintained that in 1943, the Saudi ambassador to Egypt, Abdullah bin Ibrahim al Muffadal, paid Muhammad al Tamami to forge a family tree showing that the Sauds and Wahhabs were one family that descended directly from the Prophet Mohammed SAW to strengthen their legitimacy as rulers.

You see it’s not that difficult to run counter propaganda.

The truth is that many Muslims are ignorant of their own history and religion.

For a religion that was unveiled with the words IQRA! (Read!) we as a people know little of Islam nevermind the knowledge of our history or the treachery committed by those who garb themselves in cloaks of respectability and piety.

A people who don’t read will fall for anything.

Iqra….Iqra….IQRA!!!

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UPDATE

It seems that Qaisra Khan, the project curator of the Hajj Exhibition at the British Museum has read what I’ve written and has labelled me an extremist for writing this blog.

I am willing to share a platform with Qaisra Khan or anyone from the British Museum if they wish to debate me on what I’ve written.

Get in contact.

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Bandit King of Saudi Arabia Advises the Scholars!

“Ask the Scholars Ya Akhi!”…how many times have you heard this?

How many times have our khateebs in our masajids accused the youth of being hot headed and to seek guidance from the learned scholars.

This video above is less than a month old, and shows the bandit king saud ADVISING the scholars.

You heard and saw it correctly – the ruler telling the scholars how to act.

Saud had the audacity to state:

“Command what is good and forbid what is evil, according to your capabilities, and that you do the things that please Allah above all, and serve your religion and your land”

While his head Mufti, Shaykh Abdul-Aziz responded with:

“The scholars and the leaders have a strong bond with one another
The scholars strengthen those in authority and love them and invite the people to love them as well
And to be loyal towards them and help them do what is good”

So while the bandit king is bribing his people with $37 Billion to support him while turning our holiest sites into a gaudy Dubai style adventure playground his own personal fatwa brigade continuously overlook, no, give their tacit support to the rulers – not avoiding munkar and doing mahruf.

The biggest problem with the Ummah is that the Ulema bow down and listen to tyrant rulers – rather than the ulema tell the king’s what’s best for the Ummah, it’s even worse as Arabia is the centre point for Islam.

We are told to “ask the scholars”, but if the scholars are so aligned with the rulers then what do you do?

Even the Ulema of the world’s oldest University, Al-Azhar admitted that it did itself and the Ummah a great injustice by joining itself with Mubarak’s authoritarian regime.

Last weeks Jumma reminder was from Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi who acted accordingly to Islamic principles and denounced the tyrants of Syria for their acts – and since doing so the Shaykh has been put under virtual house offence. Not that the western media gives two hoots – after all its only the likes of Burma’s Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who’s worthy of this position.

Cowardly scholars like those surrounding the bandit king are part of the problem, they clearly value their provision more than speaking the truth.

If you go and see the comments under the original posting of this video, you’ll see just how many people have been brainwashed into believing the hype about the sauds.

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Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām – Oh Saudi’s, What Have You Done To Mecca?

The Masjid al-Ḥarām in Mecca is a place where you are supposed to leave worldly things behind you & find a balance, but the house of frauds/sauds are championing a turbocharged capitalism in our most holiest sanctuary.

This is nothing short of commercialising the house of Allah.

What happened to the embodiment of an Islamic ideal of egalitarianism?

The Akh has to ask, is the Hajj in danger of losing its true meaning?

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George Bush, The Saudi King & Turkeys Sent by Allah

George Bush detailed how he bonded with Crown Prince Abdullah of Saudi Arabia during a visit to his Texas ranch.

Arriving angry at Mr Bush’s holiday home over the president’s position on Israel and Ramallah, the Crown Prince quickly decided he wanted to leave.

But then he spotted a turkey on the road – and took it as a good omen, a sign from Allah.

Relive this and other gems from the defining moments of the presidency of George Bush, in his memoir ‘Decision Points’, which is due to be published next month.

If anyone can tell me which one of these two turkeys should be served up for christmas, then please do get in touch.

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Has The Hajj Lost Its True Meaning?

Mecca-super-hotel--001

The pilgrimage to Mecca has always involved hardship and sacrifice, whether months spent travelling on foot through barren valleys and sleeping in the open with no shelter from the elements or stripping oneself of earthly trappings.

But help is at hand for the pilgrim who cannot bear to be without comfort while executing the fifth pillar of Islam.

Raffles, which gave thirsty wanderers the Singapore Sling, is opening a luxury hotel in Mecca offering pilgrims a coffee sommelier, a chocolate room where chefs will prepare bespoke pralines and truffles, and a 24-hour butler service.

Undeterred by restrictions on beautifying oneself during the Hajj, the hotel will also have segregated gyms, beauty parlours, grooming salons and a spa.

Insh’Allah (Allah Willing) one day, The Akh will make the Hajj to the holy land, but I’m afraid that the picture I have in my mind will not materialise.

I can’t understand how a chocolate room and spa will help me achieve spiritual fulfilment or how these amenities comply with the ethos of the hajj, which is about simplicity and humility.

The whole point of the Hajj is to forget about the worldly thoughts and activities and focus on the divine.

The picture above is what the Sauds want the Binladin Company to construct, a hideous super hotel overlooking the Ka’aba.

The landscape of Mecca has undergone a dramatic transformation over the years, homes have been bulldozed, mountains flattened and historic sites razed to provide more hotel rooms and amenities.

The al-Sauds want to make Mecca like Dubai, it is a money-making operation. They destroy ancient buildings because they do not want any history other than their own, they see it as competition. They destroy and dispose of artefacts.

I would go as far as saying that the city’s increasing westernisation was a perversion of the religion, as it encourages activities that were at odds with the spirit of the Hajj.

Development of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina should not come at the expense of religious practice.

Where is the lack of protest from Muslims around the world?

Take Al-Aqsa as an example. Muslims are outraged when Israelis do something in the Old City, but in Mecca things are being systematically destroyed and nobody is raising an eyebrow.

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