Khadafi

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  1. What's sad in this imperial game is the loss of Egypt with it's former glory within the Arab world. How dwarfed they have become since Nassers time.
  2. I would tell them to invest more in general education rather then buy big toys Somalis love to talk big Weather it's in Hargeysa or Mogadishu, it's the same problem. Khat addicted nomads with weapons with a bizarre police uniform and no formal understanding of policiary work. PS: Xaaj according to international standards those who you want equip with aircrafts while lacking simple police radios are by legal definition "clan militia" and not policeman.
  3. Khadafi

    1977

    What makes me curious is what would have happened if the Soviet& Warsawa pact didnt intervene on Ethiopia's side. Somali troops and with its Soomali Abbo allies liberating Addis Abebba from Mengistu would have been a gamechanger in Ethiopias history.
  4. Khayr;984594 wrote: The idea of having a proof for something to be true is a very modern and science based thinking. Deductive reasoning is very limited. You need Inductive reasoning to see patterns and confirm things. In hadith classification, a حديث can become stronger if there are other similiar hadiths that come to the same conclusion. For example, the hadith about having three daughters and two and one daughter. The conclusion being that raising one righteous child can be a ticket to heaven. (If I used a wrong example, then forgive me.) The deen is based on experiential knowledge. You can't understand anything without having endured and tasted. The Ahl al tasawuf are all about that. The bizarre thing is that Haatu says "bring the proof", it's a catchy phrase that sounds good. But how can I as layman without the basic extensive knowledge of the quranic verses (tafsir, sababu.nuzuul, hadith etc...) make a sound judgement, should I just go to the saxixaynand learn how to pray by reading random hadithes about salat?. Now, we do not. We learn how to pray by the way explained by the mujatahadin. Haatu, sxb you should know that even the most deviant sects often have "proofs" for their stance. The way to salvation is by following the ijmaac (the common understanding) and being sincere to God.
  5. Nice to see law and order regardless where it is, weather in Mogadishu or Hargeysa. But Ibtisam the spelling is horrible, I never knew we had the letter "P" as in "POOLISKA" in our language.
  6. Haatu;983555 wrote: War awoowgaa la janneeye use 'He'. It's very uncomfortable to read someone using the 'her' pronoun. . Haatu, re-read the post again, remember that we are the created ones, our existence (knowledge) of the world/universe is only understood by our 5 senses, pronouns like her/we/he is limited to us, Allah uses these pronouns to show us that "he" he can not limited to a pronoun or anything. Why do you think it's uncomfortable to see someone using the pronoun "her" while at the same time you feel at ease with the exact same masculine pronoun "he". My friend, you failed the test, If you think of God as someone bound by time or space or by pronouns you should really check your faith.
  7. Stoic and Ibtisam, Here is my few coins on how Muslims should perceive God/Allah in comparison to the author's view that God is not a tribal vengeful one. God and his/her (remember that pronouns can never describe God) presence is un-explainable. Allah reminds us in the qur'an (Laysa ka mithlihi shay"). This sublime verse means that there is nothing can resembles Allah. When some people think of God they might think of a white bearded man with robes (Western thought) but let them know that Allah is far from that. In According to the famous mufasir of the Quran, Ibn Kathir The Quran in it's infinite wisdom tell's us that God uses different pronouns in the Quran, sometime God uses the pronoun "We" and other times "He". The wisdom behind this is to show us that God can never resemble or be explained by our limited knowledge. His/Her/Their attributes can only be understood by his majestic names. Marka, if Some think of Allah as a tribal vengeful God then that is by that persons limited knowledge of God. Allah's mercy is ten times more then his "justice", remember that divine punishment is always connected to justice, the man who commits crimes against fellow humans must reap the consequences of his deed, in order for him reap that God must be just, hence one of his majestic name is "Al-caadil" (The just) For very Sura God begins with the beautiful verse of Bismillahi Raxmaani Raxiim "In the name of the most compassionate and mercy one. Mercy and compassion is ultimately connected justice. Punishment by God is only a reflection of Mercy and divine "justice". I am sorry for the long theological input but I felt it was needed when under attack by that article.
  8. Stoic and Ibtisam, Here is my few coins on how Muslims should perceive God/Allah in comparison to the author's view that God is not a tribal vengeful one. God and his/her (remember that pronouns can never describe God) presence is un-explainable. Allah reminds us in the qur'an (Laysa ka mithlihi shay"). This sublime verse means that there is nothing can resembles Allah. When some people think of God they might think of a white bearded man with robes (Western thought) but let them know that Allah is far from that. In According to the famous mufasir of the Quran, Ibn Kathir The Quran in it's infinite wisdom tell's us that God uses different pronouns in the Quran, sometime God uses the pronoun "We" and other times "He". The wisdom behind this is to show us that God can never resemble or be explained by our limited knowledge. His/Her/Their attributes can only be understood by his majestic names. Marka, if Some think of Allah as a tribal vengeful God then that is by that persons limited knowledge of God. Allah's mercy is ten times more then his "justice", remember that divine punishment is always connected to justice, the man who commits crimes against fellow humans must reap the consequences of his deed, in order for him reap that God must be just, hence one of his majestic name is "Al-caadil" (The just) For very sura God begins with the beautiful verse of Bismillahi Raxmaani Raxiim "In the name of the most compassionate and mercy one. Mercy and compassion are ultimately connected justice. Punishment by God is only a reflection of Mercy and divine "justice". I am sorry for the long theological input but I felt it was needed when under attack by that article.
  9. Classified;983397 wrote: Lol. Nowadays, for Somali women, FGM and attacking Itheir Culture has become their latest quick rich scheme. They'll get a couple of grants from public and private funds. Send back home to do a short documentary. Get a book deal. Get some air-time on National news. Come back to the Foreign nation you call home and create an "Out-reach" program for "your" community and milk the system. They deserve a Mark Twain award for their humor. lol Classified, why should we not criticize regressive cultural traits in Somalia? FGM and other " negative" cultural traits should be discussed openly. Every society evolves. 1800-th century Somalia is for example not the same as today's Somalia. I of course agree with you if you mean the "Ayan-Hirsi" types who has inferiority complex. They love to talk and criticize aspects within our faith but remain stubbornly silent in regards to the Wests imperial approach to Somalia or other poor states. That'speople with a double agenda.
  10. Safferz;983369 wrote: You enjoy strawman arguments, don't you? Anti-intellectualism can mean a number of things, but here I mean it as the unwillingness to engage with perspectives, positions and ideas different from one's own and participate in productive exchange (whether that's a debate, or reading a text) and specifically the hostility certain SOLers towards 'thinking outside the box' as Ibti put it. Marching in here as Classified and Khayr have, hostile to even reading the works of the two scholars mentioned in this thread, is the very definition and practice of anti-intellectualism. No one said anything about agreeing with them, you read THEN you share your thoughtful disagreement. Safferz, I fully get you here, read and then comment. That sounds very logical and I have to admit I myself had that mentality until a wise person once said to me,. Our eyes and ears are the doors to the heart and soul, so take good care of them. For an example, Ayaan Hirsi published a couple of years ago a book. I saw that it was for sale in a book-shop. I wanted to buy the book and read the book but I then asked myself, Why would I want to give my hard earned money for a book written by woman that I really dislike for her opinion. I simply bought another book. PS: By the way I do not know who Khaled Abou Fadel is, My anology with Ayaan Hirsi might not be correct but I think you get the message Safferz. Regarding the article ibti, It was an interesting read. Horrible though that author did not mention the love-aspect of Islam. The knowledgeable Sayyida Rabiica Cadawiya, She was first in Islam who came up with the idea that we should worship God out of love and not fear. This was1000 years ago.
  11. The topic name tells it all. The dacwa in Somalia in other words "the message of islam to Somalia". I thought that Somalis were already muslims so skip the code words and rename the thread as "the state of salafism" in Somalia. We live in bizarre times, when foreign trained neo-salafis have the nerves to call Somalis as "mushriks" that needs to be re-islamised as if they were non-muslims. As for the grave worshiping thing never ever have in my life seen a Somali worshiping a grave. If you believe that interssecion (tawasul, asking God through the prophet) is shirk then that is your opinion.
  12. dhugfe;983209 wrote: I think the Islamic mortgage financing process is fixed and there is no two way about it. That process gets murky, however, when those “Islamic banks” try to alter that process to their advantage. For example, the monthly payment towards the principle (equity) should only cover the principle, remain fixed over the life of the loan and should be known in advance. Instead those banks try to make it variable to reflect the “market rate” which is nothing but interest and it increases the bank’s equity, which should never happen in this system. The only thing that is allowed to be variable, to reflect the “market rate”, is the rent portion which shouldn’t be a surprise because rent varies over the years. There is a bank called lariba here in the states, and at first glance it looks legit, but further research might be needed. There is always something in the fine prints. That's what I thought dhigfe!. Why would a bank lend you money and on top of that make no profit on it?. Let's say that they did lend you the money but you were not able to pay the loan, who is going to pay them (or insurance them) for eventual losses when the house is sold byforce?. I am not so good on economics but thats my few coins on it.
  13. Khayr;983135 wrote: All those movies have black males as slaves, servants or pitch black pirates. Great things to aspire to and recant about over and over again right? Hollywood doesn't give a damn about black history. They retell these stories and almost always and I mean always - there is a white protagonist that some how has the power to free that black person from darkness. I just don't get the stoopidity of these negroes that want to play the slaves or thiefs or servants. Could you imagine Brad Pitt wanting to play the role of a jewwish thief? No such thing right, I mean about a jeeww being a thief - ever! khayr, I think that Hollywood has done some advances. Every now and then, new hollywood movies has prime actors in high positions. One example is seeing black-presidents or scientists. Back in the 80-ties black males were always portrayed in a comical way or they were the first actors to die i a horror movie. I think it's good for one thing that Hollywood portrays the agony and social oppression that blacks went through. Just as Safferz said they were always portrayed as "happy slaves" that were on the sidelines in movies about the south. You maybe don't like the victim role that the blacks play. You might be right on that but that is the true dark american history. I guess that it's same thing with Jews, always being portrayed as victims in films about world war II. (well I guess they were also picked upon). One thing that Hollywood needs to make is a movie that the blacks are not victims. Why not make a movie about heroic blackmen that defied racism in USA during the civil rights moments ( They have probably made one but I haven't seen it)
  14. Haatu: So thats what your into? Watching cunug niikinaayo lol I would never thought that about our great salafi sheekh.
  15. SomaliPhilosopher;982670 wrote: Somalida waa reer guuraah. Getting a mortgage is the least somali think you can do sxb! +!... I have to agree with you somali ph. It seems that it's "un-somali" to be stuck with a house on a certain place for a considerable time. I remember during the late 90-ties when thousands of Somalis from Scandinavia were moving to the UK. A couple of years ago I saw the same family during an event. I guess they moved back to Sweden. That's how we Somalis are, if some hears the rumors that the others side of the river has gold, soon hordes of his family will be heading to that side. Positive things with this form a "euro-nomadism" might be that we would have a lot of more experience and be adaptable to new environments but I do believe that the negative outweighs more then the positive, moving your family and kids to different locations and culture will probably make them feel not belonging somewhere. To the thread starter: Regarding buying a house, I have thought about it, if my family would have bought a house in 1991 we would not need to pay rent now but I guess my parents back then were refugees who did not think that we would be here for 20 years. But unlike my parents I I or my generation grew up here and are well into the 30-ties now. Somalia seems distant and why pay rent if I am probably going to be here in Europe for another 20 years? Paying money for rent for 20 years is a lot of money, and not being able to sell the house your renting means that the house is not yours. You are in another words simply throwing away your hard earned money. Another observation that I have made is that the greatest socio-economical difference between mainly immigrant youths & native swedes is that the native swedes have great capital by buying a house and then when they are old giving it to their off-spring. A close Swedish friend currently lives in a big villa that he inherited from his family. He does not need to pay a dime in rent. The only thing that is currently holding me back from buying a house is my faith in God. I believe that taking interest or paying interest is forbidden but do not blame others if they do it. Hey its a free world! , everyone reaps what he sows. I have heard of Islamic banks but here in Scandinavia they are not so well established and are not an option but who knows.They might be a reality soon and if so I will be the first to buy a house. Ps: I am not so educated in how Islamic banks work but could someone explain how they finance themselves if they do not take interest?
  16. burahadeer;982438 wrote: ^^^Biggest lie !! Free education & health care as meagre as it was existed before him(infact many schools in the north were closed during his reign...your world centred around Mogadishu) and you guys seem to emphasize only Mogadishu but scortched earth policy was going on in the north till late 70s.Again it shows how you didn't acknowledge that disaster in the north back then and still wilfully disregarding.Only when Mogadishu(south) suffers is somalinimo relevant. Burahdeers : you need re-read my post. I simply stated that his regime was brutal and is ultimately the reason that the vicious civil war erupted. The regimes massacres happened all over in Somali and not only in the north as some people want it to be. The wells of central Somalia was poisoned and massacres were committed on every group that wanted to overthrew the regime. But you need to understand that if we compare the Somalia of Siyaad Barre and now, we are comparing between heaven and hell. Somali education was one of the best in Africa. Education in Somalia or Somaliland or Puntland (what ever land or region) is today defined by the one who has capital (Doolar). Only 20 % of Somali children actually go schools, higher education is non-existent and even those who exist are all private and are not recognized in the world. Hawdian: Your quite true that politicians before the coup had dreams of written Af-Soomali , but Siyaad Barre implemented it and made an everlasting cultural contribution to the Somali society. By writing in Af-soomali what was before only orally he somewhat made his presence e permanent. Even Somalis in Jabuuti and Itoobiya today use the accepted writing of Af-soomali.
  17. Tallaabo and Safferz: People will always be nostalgic weather for the good or bad. What ever happens, Siyaad Barre ( aun) and his brutal regime are part of the Somali history. Only by discussing its achievements and failures can we understand the present and change the future. The regime of Siyaad Barre included all Somali clans and we should blame each others then pointing the fingers on a single man. One of the greatest failures of Siyaad Barre is that he failed to seize the moment when his regime was crumbling. Rather then leave the city and immediately start negations with the rebels he took another destructive path, Axmxaarki Mengistu ayaa ka fiicnay. Siyaad Barre and his regime was a disaster for the Somali society but his greatest permanent achievement must have been the writing of the Somali alphabet. Weather we like it or not, during his rule we had free education and healthcare. Now days only 20% of Somali children go to school.
  18. If the healthcare in Somalia is failing I wonder what will happen after the MSF pulled out.
  19. my friends thought that Mr. Mohamud didn’t have the determination to lead the country, nor the hardiness to stand up to clan elders who have contributed so much to the two-decade-plus civil war and still dominate the country. A former prime minister, Ali Mohamed Gedi, has called him an incompetent novice. ....Ali Khalif Gallaydh, a member of Parliament and a former prime minister, has alleged (citing unnamed British and American intelligence sources) that Mr. Mohamud has contacts with Al Shabab, the Islamist affiliate of Al Qaeda in East Africa. That's the reread you requested xiin. Who are the un-named american & british intelligent sources suggesting that the president is in bed with al-shabaab. It's something for the respected author to criticize the president and the government but it is another thing to quote unnamed sources and imply a democratic elected president as an al-shabaab sympathizer . I wonder why the assassination attempt on the president by al-shabaab is unheard of in his essay.
  20. LANDER;981559 wrote: ^That paragraph sums up what I saw in this article. Mr.Nurudin Farah being an 'intellectual' doesn't want to be seen as another petty tribal commentator the likes of which he described earlier in the article. Yet, you have to ask yourself why include hear say and unsubstantiated accusations? shouldn't someone of his caliber know better? Being the president of Somalia in my humble opinion is the most difficult job on the face of the planet. Yet, overall the situation in Somalia has steadly improved with the occasional set back. Coming in to office did anyone really expect anymore than what President Mohamud has done thus far? if you did, than I dare say you have little appreciation for the difficulty and unpredictable nature of the job this man was given. So what is the most substantial criticism Nuradiin Farah has been able to throw at a man who constantly faces death from a extremist group and who inherited the worlds only failed state plagued by war and famine? Well, that he didn't overturn the judiciaries decision in one particular murder case of 2 NGO workers by one particular individual. No offense to the victims of that crime or their families nor do I want to diminish these crimes, but is Nurudiin Farah serious? or does he have another agenda by going to a major western publishing like the NYT? 1+. Nurudin Farah is a respected author but his criticism by hearsay was wrong. But some of his points was indeed correct. He said that the justice system in Somalia is in shatters when a convicted murderer was set free yet the whole Somali population are now facing the horrible challenges when MSF pulled out of Somalia. They could simply not accept one of their doctors getting murdered and then being set free by the president.
  21. Wish the best for Abdi Warsame. He is a honest guy giving the somalis in Minneapolis a voice. Kudos for the guy
  22. We seem to be the worst nation in regards to corruption and security, Even our passport is among the most visa restricted. Whats more worse is that 20 years of anarchy and chaos have totally destroyed the healthcare in our country. Somalia has today one of the worst vaccination rate in the world. We are in second in the world regards to children dying of horrible but easily treatable diseases. Compare these rated to when we had fully functioning government. We had high literacy, free education, and free healthcare. ilaahayow wadankeena u gargaar. Lowest vaccination rates Nigeria42% Somalia46% Central African Republic49% Equatorial Guinea51% Vanuatu52% Guinea58% Measles vaccination coverage (%), 2012 Less than 50% 50-79% 80-89% 90% and above No data The long view The growth of global immunisation Continue reading the main story Related Stories Anti-cancer vaccine for Laos Immunisation has been one of the great success stories of global health. It is estimated to prevent the deaths of two to three million children each year. But another 1.5 million children still die from diseases that could be prevented by routine vaccines. The eradication of smallpox in 1979 helped encourage global efforts to fight more diseases through immunisation. These maps chart the growth of global vaccine coverage from 1980 and show which countries are doing best - and worst - at protecting their population. The three vaccines illustrated combat five infections and have been chosen as they demonstrate varying levels of progress against several major diseases. Continue reading the main story INTERACTIVE MeaslesHib3DTP3Click on the map to zoom Measles Measles is a highly infectious viral disease whose symptoms include a high fever and rash. Complications of measles can include blindness, brain swelling and pneumonia. A very effective measles vaccine was introduced in the late 1960s and immunisation rates have soared since 1980. As a result, the number of deaths from the disease have plummeted from 2.6 million in 1980 to 156,000 last year. The past three decades have seen a dramatic increase in measles immunisation and a rapid decline in deaths, but there is concern that global immunisation rates have levelled off in recent years. By 2012, 84% of children globally got one dose of measles vaccine by their second birthday. Since 2009 the WHO has recommended that all children receive a second dose of the vaccine. Since measles only affects humans it should be possible to eradicate but several targets have been missed. Growth in measles vaccination coverage Measles Containing Vaccine (MCV) coverage, 1980-2012 (%) MeaslesHib3DTP3 Source: WHO and UNICEF estimates of national routine immunization coverage, 2012 data revision (July 2013). Vaccines: Who's missing out? The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 1.5 million deaths children under five die each year from diseases that could have been prevented by routine immunisation. Vaccine-preventable diseases, breakdown The chart shows that pneumococcal diseases and rotavirus infection are responsible for around two thirds of these deaths. The former causes pneumonia and the latter is the most common cause of severe diarrhoea. Vaccines against the main causes of both infections have been introduced in the past decade. They are now routinely available in wealthier countries and are being gradually introduced across the developing world. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) has preliminary plans to support the introduction of rotavirus vaccines in more than 30 of the world's poorest countries by 2015. More than 25 developing countries have begun using pneumococcal vaccines and it hopes to rollout the jab in 45 countries by 2015.
  23. Just as Saferzz said mental illness is a real problem in Somalia, come on, let us not fool ourselves. What do you expect from a nation has gone through a vicious civil war, and on top of that over 20 % of the population are internally displaced refugees. The signs of of mental illness does not always have to be "waalida dharka siibka eh' Many people probably suffer from depression and other stress traumas, that's why we often see people who self-medicate on Khat and other ddrugs. Other problems are exactly what other posters said: Mental health issues are a real stigma in Somali society. We need to change this and talk a lot more about how we can help these people. Apo: It's very strange that some one like you, who sees him cultured and well read on issues to see psychology as as pseudo-science or bullshit.. Your probably the first Marxist to make that critique. I hope that you understand that psychology has developed a lot since Freud. Behavioral psychology is today widely accepted within the scientific community.
  24. Alle-ubaahne;980909 wrote: AUN dhamaantood. I am sure most of them were young people at their prime times, running away the desperations of Somalia and the hopelessness for a better life in Europe. I have a cousin that is missing in Libya, whose boat failed twice and got arrested in Libya. He is one of the only two sons of my Eedo. Our people have harrowing stories to tell about these trying times of the past two decades! Ilaahow noo naxariiso, dalkeenana ka qabo kuwa ku ciyaaraya oo arxan-laaweyaasha ah, aamiin. Good to see your still on board on the forum Lampeda is a shame Ilaahay ha u naxariisto dhalanyardeena waxaan rabbi ka baryaa in u wadankooda noqdo kii luu tarhiibilahaay. Kolley si sahal hadaan arrinka ugu dhiga, dadkaani madow 100 ayaa colonialism luu heeystay. Khayrraadkoodan ayaa laga xaday. So they are in a sense people reclaim what was theirs from the beginning.