Harry Potter in Godric’s Hollow

My daughter asked me to read something to her. So I borrowed my little sister’s book Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Kids like magic and fantasy stories, so why not read this famous children’s book to my little sweetheart. After the first chapter, I felt there was something wrong in it. Although my baby fell asleep but I simply couldn’t out the book down. JK Rowling had cast a reading charm on me it seemed. Next few weeks my girl saw less of me reading to her and more of reading for myself silently until I got all seven books completed.

The story begins with an orphan, whose parents have just been murdered in their very home in God-ric’s Hollow. Its not a mystery novel because that’s not how its presented. The identity of the murderer is not at all relevant but the thought behind the man is what really matters. All through out JK Rowling has the reader thinking about the purpose and motive behind this double murder. Why kill the Potter family?

Let me talk about my girl again. HP’s author is asking an 11 year old to walk into the mind of a “murderer”. What could my daughter say, “dad, tell me, why did you-know-who murder Harry’s parents? what was their fault? Why does he want to kill Harry so badly?” It makes me wonder, since when do children’s books target the lives and works of murderers and serial killers?

The murder scene at Godric’s Hollow is central to all the 7 books. Again and again we are reminded how the Dark Lord kills James and then moves towards HP. Lily pleads for Harry’s life. Move away you silly girl…as if to say “I just want the boy, not you, so just step aside”. Lily is murdered. Voldemort approaches Harry and wham. The Dark Lord falls. Harry rises.
Because the sacrifice of Lily was supremely cast in blood, being the purest form of miracle, it was stronger than anything any Dark power could ever muster. It was the power of pure love from a “Mugblood” that destroyed Voldemort when he was at the very top invincible, undefeatable, all powerful. It was SACRIFICE that brought the Dark Lord down to his knees. In Islam its called Shahadat, martyrdom.

Godric Hollow, James and Lily’s home town, was also the birth place of Godric Gryfindor, the Lion. Tom Riddle on the other hand is a descendent of Slazar Slytherin, the Snake. Godric, Slytheirn, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff founded Hogwarts. The Lion and the Snake were always at odds at almost everything, including Quidditch. Hogwarts was setup 1000 year ago. James and Lily died in 1981, so the school’s founding date must be around 1000 CE. Interesting, that was the time of the Crusades. It is well known that the European crusaders came into contact with an advanced Islamic civilization in Jerusalem (Al-Quds). One of the interesting areas where Arabs claimed world leadership was in their knowledge of Sciences like Physics, Biology, Medicine, Astrology, Mathematics and ofcourse – Chemistry (which they called Al-Kemia).

A particular branch of Al-Kemia dealt with transmutation, that is the study or research of how to turn lead into gold. Alchemy as it turns out had two aspects, physical and spiritual. The spiritual alchemy desired to transform ordinary men into purified souls. In Islamic terminology its called Tazakkah, to purify. The one who is purified is the one who is successful and is the one who will be accepted and received by the Lord of the Universe. Purification of the soul disregards obstacles such as blood, color, language, race, identity or any other prejudices.

The Knights Templars brought back with them newly found treasures from Jerusalem at the end of their missions. Some of those treasures were ancient books, wisdom, science and technology and ofcourse philosophy. It may just be a wild guess, but God-ric Gryfindor might have been a Templar who brought back the sword from the Arabs alongwith the ideological knowledge of Alkemia. Slytherin must have not liked very much to see his race loose power to half bloods and Mugbloods. For the preservation of his race he went the other way, over to the Dark side. This ideological conflict must have carried on down to the present age when Harry and Voldemort face off just like Dumbledore and Grindelwald did earlier.

Lets come back to Godric’s Hollow. This is where the story begins for this age, with roots that go back more than the crusades, even before the time of Christ (PBUH). It goes back to the Pharaos, especially to one known as Akhenaton, the first monotheist Pharaoh of Egypt. They say, Alchemy started here in Egypt. I don’t doubt that because Egypt (Misr actually) being the birthplace of civilization should have had world religious influence as well. The very idea of resurrection, return to God and submission to God’s will captures the essence of God-ric Hollow if seen through the Alchemist’s eyes. I that room, Lily represents Light, Life, Faith and Goodness while Voldemort brings the face of ego, envy, greed and hate. This war between the two sides started back in Eden and haunts us this very moment. How we respond to it, the choices we make, define us and our souls.

Why do they convert to Islam

My mother comes from a Hindu Brahmin family. She changed her religion when she married my father. Why did it not happen the other way round? Although dad died 18 years ago mother did not switch back to Brahminism. I could think of few friends who had converted to Islam in the US and the UK. I find it quite strange that at a time when Muslims are on the receiving end in just about every corner of the world, citizens of the most advanced nations on this planet are getting attracted to switch over to Islam. What is the secret behind this attraction? How would I view Islam if I were a non Muslim?

If I were a non Muslim, my first impression of Muslims would be a critical assessment and here is why. A lot of Muslim immigrants find shelter in the west away from the murderous dictators back in their police states. Unfortunately, immigrant Muslims look at the land of refuge with hate. Contradictions in personality are difficult to hide, no matter how hard one tries to fake it, it simply shows up in minor details in body language, behaviors and overall attitude towards others. For instance, Jews like Muslims also harbor some attitude towards their host communities. Migrant jews may be credited for this phenomenon which does not earn much praise. Here is small comparison between these two communities from the eyes of a non Muslim non Jew observer:

Jewish community is probably more rigid in segregation than Muslims. For instance, the idea of sticking close to ones own religious community is more serious amongst Jews than in Muslims. Isolating children from the greater society also is stronger in Jewsih residential areas, with special emphasis on their particular community style education. Add to that the ideological training given to kids to dominate society by the accumulation of wealth, education and power, as a regular curriculum. It should be no surprise that the most influential persons in the west are of jewish origin. Their most preferred trade is ofcourse interest based banking. Jews over thousands of years mastered the art of interest-usury game more than any other community in the world. Its the signature profession of the jewish community.

Jewish schools do not teach Christianity. They say that an imposter by the name of Saul of Tarsus made up the doctrines of Christianity by giving divine attributes to Jesus Christ, therefore they see no reason to learn a religion based on fake premises. It seems that Jews do not have respect (let alone acceptance) for Jesus Christ, Yahya, and the disciples and helpers of Christ.

On the other hand, I see that the Christian community looks at Islam and Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) somewhat detached from the continuity of the Abrahamic faith. I don’t understand why they do this or more importantly how they manage to get away with this. Revelation, Prophethood, Day of Judgement, Resurrection, Heaven, Hell, Forgiveness, Mercy, Love, Compassion, Struggle, Kingdom of G-d, they are all rooted in the Abrahamic monotheistic religion. Islam just happens to be the last in this line and Prophet Muhammad PBUH is the last of the long line of prophets.

From the family of Abraham comes the family of Ismael and Isac, from Isac comes Jacob and from Jacob (also known as Israil) comes the twelve tribes of Israil. Prophets Joseph, Moses, John, Jesus, and Mu
hammad (Peace Be Upon All of Them) are part of the same line of prophethood, revelation, and divine help. To reject the revelation given to Christ is same as rejecting the revelation given to Moses or Muhammad (PeaceBeUponThemAll). To reject the sacred Injeel (Bible) would be the same as rejecting the Holy Torah or the Majestic Quraan. To reject one is like rejecting all others as well, similarly, accepting one is like accepting all others as well.

However, established religious institutions don’t want to think like that. As a result of this, Judaism ends with Moses, Christianity ends with Jesus Christ, whereas Islam seems to say something completely different than the first two.

Muslims say that firstly Islam is not the name of a religion as understood in the west. Islam is a way of life which has in it spirituality, economics, politics, law, society, education, healthcare and all other branches of human life that together make us civilized. It wants its followers to make rational understanding of religion, G-d and Prophethood in such a way that human life gets directed to the natural path which satisfies both the heart and the mind so that life of human beings can be regulated in the material as well as the spiritual world. The result of this simplistic concept is that it appeals to the poor farmer in a rice field in Bangladesh just as it makes an impact on the Chairman of a corporation in USA. There is no complicated concept of one in three or three in one, divinity versus human form, or original sin versus redemption of man. Islam is all about simplicity. This is where it seems to differ most with all other world faiths.

In Islam, a Muslim does not need to please any priest to enter Jannah (heaven). One does not have to be a millionaire to be worthy to his family´s love. A medical doctor or a school teacher or a street cleaner, all are equal in honor and dignity. Muslims pray shoulder to shoulder with other Muslims regardless of their social and racial diversities five times a day, bowing and prostrating before G-D as a mark of their submission to the Most Powerful.

Anybody can become a Muslim. Rich, poor, white, black, tall, short, whatever the mix may be, it doesn’t matter in Islam because the best of man is the one who has the awareness of G-d in him. Muslims call it TAQWA. Man with TAQWA is the successful man. His reward will be decided by the Most Merciful. Such a man will place his hope for the permanent good life in the Hereafter over the temporary good life of this world. This simplicity based worldview is an anti-depressant for many people whose lives have become victims of a materialistic greed filled rat race in the world of corporate shareholder value creation mania. its the type of world that turns a spiritual being into a simple material being which exists only for the pursuit of happiness, forgetting such concepts as morality, ethics, righteousness, God-consciousness and spiritual piety. Islam´s concept of Taqwa provides a meaningful solution out of this dark side.

For someone who comes from Christian or Jewish background Islamic belief system should be no surprise. The Majestic Quraan is the word of G-d just like Torah and the Injeel (Bible). prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was a prophet, so were prophets Noah, Abraham, Isac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, John, and others, peace be upon them all. Its the same family tree having one simple mission, to guide mankind towards goodness.

For Hindus, Budhists and other faiths, Islam offers a way out of their complicated race driven in-human caste and class system. For those millions of Hindus who are considered low caste, untouchable, meant to perform only menial garbage cleaning jobs, Islam is their solution to live a life of honor for themselves and for their future generations. A Dalit untouchable Hindu will no longer continue to be a Dalit under Islam. His children will not be allowed to become victims of racial discrimination by the upper caste. Every human being was created by ALLAH SWT and to HIM we return, no human has the authority to degrade and dehumanize another human. This is a principle faith of Islam and it will not accept any compromise from Hinduism regarding this issue. Brahmins and Budhists also find this quality of Islam as truth from the Divine Creator. Submission to such doctrine is naturally easier than submission to racism.

The secret to Islam I think lies here. It is multi ethnic, multi racial, multi lingual and it appeals to rational thinking. It is simple in its creed, it has its original source safely secured in documentary evidence, and it has its spiritual and material appeals for just about every type of person. My friends who converted to Islam were impressed by its non racial doctrines the most. my mother was most likely convinced by its concepts of equality. For many others there might have been different reasons, which means there exists not one but many secrets in Islam which act as keys to our hearts.

Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the Chosen One

The Majestic Quran tells us something spectacular about the identity of the Last Messenger of God (Peace Be Upon Him). Those to whom We gave the Scripture know him as they know their own sons. But indeed, a party of them conceal the truth while they know (it), TMQ 2:146. Torah and the Injeel foretold believers of older generatio0ns about the coming of the mighty prophet of God. This last Prophet (PBUH) would be like Nabi Musa (AS). As Musa (AS) was victorious over pharaoh, so would the last Messenger (PBUH) be victorious over his enemies. Nabi Musa (AS) had the Holy Law (Shareeah) and so would the last Messenger (PBUH). Nabi Musa (AS) judged between people (crime and punishment matters), so would the last Nabi (PBUH).

The descriptions about the last Messenger are indeed mind boggling. Basically, the Torah is telling the believers that there will be Light after Darkness, there will be victory of justice over the forces of tyranny, there will be peace, real peace, empires and dictators will crumble, it will be the coming of a universal super hero who will fill the world with Justice, Truth, Mercy and Compassion. This chosen one is he who will be spiritual like Nabi Isa (AS), tough like Nabi Musa (AS), Godfearing like Ibraheem (AS), hard working like Nabi Nuh (AS), obedient like Ismail (AS), patient like Ayub (AS), beautiful like Yusuf (AS), persevering like Yunus (AS), courageous like David (AS), strong like Sulaiman (AS) and wise like Luqman (AS).

Those who read and understood the Torah figured it out. Whoever would be in the group of this Nabi will become the ruler of the world, undoubtedly. Bani Isareel´s triibes thus moved to the Arab deserts waiting for the arrival of this last Nabi. Obviously, the Jews were absolutely convinced beyond an iota of any doubt, that the last Chosen One must be from the family of Israeel, as had been the case for thousands of years. Allah SWT had always sent prophet after prophet to the family of Ibraheem, Ishaq and Yaqub. Why would it be any different this time? The Jews forgot something about this whole episode. ALLAH SWT does whatever HE SWT wants, HE SWT does not consult us for His (SWT) actions. We depend on HIM (SWT), HE (SWT) does not depend on us. HE SWT chooses whomever HE SWT wants to be HIS Rasool. Who are we to question God? But the Jews are notorious for questioning everything where the Divine is no exception. Refer to the case of Nabi Musa (AS) and the cow. They questioned the Nabi until they were very close to disobedience and disbelief.

Never the less, Jews knew the return of the mighty prophet-warrior-king was imminent and so they made plans to welcome him to strengthen himself for world domination. Look at what the Torah says about the personality, character and the might of The Chosen One (prophet Muhammad PBUH):

Isaiah 42:1-13 – The chosen one Behold My servant, I will support him, My chosen one, whom My soul desires; I have placed My spirit upon him, he shall promulgate justice to the nations. He shall neither cry nor shall he raise [his voice]; and he shall not make his voice heard outside. A breaking reed he shall not break; and a flickering flaxen wick he shall not quench; with truth shall he execute justice. Neither shall he weaken nor shall he be broken, until he establishes justice in the land, and for his instruction, islands shall long. So said God the Lord, the Creator of the heavens and the One Who stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and what springs forth from it, Who gave a soul to the people upon it and a spirit to those who walk thereon. I am the Lord; I called you with righteousness and I will strengthen your hand; and I formed you, and I made you for a people’s covenant, for a light to nations. To open blind eyes, to bring prisoners out of a dungeon, those who sit in darkness out of a prison. I am the Lord, that is My Name; and My glory I will not give to another, nor My praise to the graven images. The former things, behold they have come to pass, and the new things I tell; before they sprout I will let you hear. Sing to the Lord a new song, His praise from the end of the earth, those who go down to the sea and those therein, the islands and their inhabitants. The desert and its cities shall raise [their voice]; Kedar shall be inhabited with villages; the rock dwellers shall exult, from the mountain peaks they shall shout. They shall give glory to the Lord, and they shall recite His praise on the islands. The Lord shall go out like a hero; like a warrior shall He arouse zeal; He shall shout, He shall even cry, He shall overpower His foes. – Yeshayahu 42:1-13 –

See more at: http://www.judaism-islam.com/muhammad-in-the-torah-bible/#sthash.NqwZckEZ.dpuf

Pophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the ocean and we Muslims are in comparison drops of water in it. We are floating superficially on the surface while the depth and vastness  of the ocean remains only a great picture for us. Let us study this magnificent ocean from the lens of one who wants justice in the world, who wants to see the end of poverty, who wants peace and happiness for all. Then we will begin to see the illuminating Noor around our dark world.

Bani Israil’s story in short

The following is probably the most concise writeup on the story of Bani Israil I have read so far. The writer is anonymous but his writing will surely leave the reader admiring originality. I wish I could write with more originality and insight…

BANI ISRAIL – PT 1

Abrahim had  two wife one is Hagar and Sarah. Sarah is  1st wife and the second is Hagar. From Sarah, Abrahim had Isacc (Ishaq) and from Hagar, Abarhim second wife he had Ismail.

Bani Israil who get a lot of delight, from God.  They  transfer to Egypt  while prophet Yusuf as had power at Egypt  . Prophet Yaakub as himself call as Israil with his sons and his great grandsons, but this idea was from his son Prophet Yusuf . Prohet Yusof as live at Egypt for  long period. They transfer to Egypt, from Ibnu Masud 93 people man and women.Then 400 year later the Bani Israil was around 670,000 peoples, and then God sent Prophet Musa  and Prophet Harun to them. While that time Egypt was control by Pharaoh. By that time Jews  are slave  to Pharaoh. The King of Egypt. Then God sent Prophet Mosses(Musa) and Prophet Harun to  help Jews to the promise land. The land  is Palestin. By that time Jews are leader by Prophet Mosses(Musa) and Prophet Harun., and then by Prophet Yusya’, and at the end the Jews become  power people at Juruselam, Palestina. The time Jews are famous also at Prophet Dawud and Prophet Soloman: the two Prophet Bani Israil that be a King. Then when the two Prophet King Bani Israil die, the Jews had be disoder, and the they had don’t follow the Taurat laws. Then the country be two country, Yahudi and Afraim. and there are a lot of oppression, illicit intercouse, sale the slave and etc. 

And then come god sorrow. They come their enemy. First come the people Pharaoh from Egypt, the Nikho and  then the Nebukadnesar (Bukhti-nashar) from Babil(Babilon). Bani Israil country had oblish and Batulmuqqadis  that build by Prohet Soloman(Sulaiman)  also had oblish.  Over then 10,000  Jews people  are captive  by Nebukadnesar  and bring them to Babil.

After 100 years the Babil destory by Korusy, Persia King that call Cyrus. And then the Bani Israil that had captive at Babil had went home Jerusalam and had build their Country and Batulmuqqadis.

Under leader by Prophet ‘Uzair  at 5  B.C , the Bani Israil be strong again. But they are not strong before. They only control by other Country.

First by Persia, then by Iskandar Makhedonia (3 B.C). And they are captive by Romawi and follow Romawi laws. At that time God sent Prophet  Jesus Al-Masih to them, but the Jews dont want’to follow the Prophet Jesus and  they want to kill Prophet Jesus.

The Bani Israils are teach and explain about the doctrine of the unity of God. The Bani Israil agree that they must obey God. They must follow God that from great grandfather that Abarhim,Ishaq, and Jaccob. But one time they are worship ijl” that a golden Cow that made by Samiry, and prophet Moses anger to them. The prophet Dawud also not agree with them, when they do  wrong things. And Prophet Ilyas remember them about they had worship the an idol. They also not follow god laws and made many mistakes.. When God sent Prophet Jesus and tell them to follow the real Taurat Laws. They don’t want to follow. When Prophet Jesus came to Batumuqaddis he are anger to them, when the holy place they dirty  and made like market.

Al-Isra 17:4 And we gave(clear) warning to the Children of Israel in the Book, that twice would they do mischief on the earth and be elated with mighty arrogance (and twice would they be punished)!

The Bani Israil had make to mistake one when their Great Prophet King die, like Dawud and Soloman. The second they  kill the Prophet like Prophet Zakaria  and also they want to kill Prophet Jesus. 

Al-Isra 17:5 When the first of the warning came to pass, we sent against you our servents given to terrible warfare: They entered the very inmost parts of your homes; and it was a warning (completely) fulfilled.

The big mistake that make by Bani Israils is a workship an idol. raja Yahuda try to to unite the Bani Israils to God. But an idol had been distroyed.And  the Pharaoh Nikho King Of Egypt had attack the Juruselam. And the Yahuda try to fight and attack the Pharaoh Nikho, King Of Egypt, but they loss.

And for a year Nabukadnesar had attack Pharaoh Nikho, King Of Egypt  and  Nebukadnesar win, and take the Juruselam from Egypt. The Yusyia try to make secret  relation with Egypt for fight Nabukadnesar, but the Nabukadnesar had know about the secret relation, and attack the Juruselam. King Yahuda that Yoakhim and with 10,000 people had been captive and brought the the Bani Israil to Babil(Iraq).

Because Nabukadnesar jealous to Sidka because he substitute Yakhim, Nebukadnesar come to to Juruselam for the thirth time, he distoryed  the country and Haikal the holy house Prophet Sulaiman he distoryed. Nebukadnesar kill all Sidkia sons and many thousand the captive he bring to Babil. And all things that for religion  pray that made from gold and silver had been taken to babil. From that time the Juruselam had been distoryed. (597-586 b.c).

100 years later, Babil had been attack by Persia under King Of Korusy(Cyurs). On that time Nabukadnesar had die. Babil had fall and all the Jews at at Babil are allowed to returned to Palastina and build their country, that time, they are protec by Persia. Bani Israil build their country. Their Holy House they bulid again.(520b.c). Until come Prophet Uzair(‘Izra) be their leader(444 b.c), because that reason Prophet Uzair(Izra)  they call The bulider of Bani Israil. In 334 b.c Alexzerder The Great from Mekodeniah had enter the Juruselam.

Thus the god slaves are continu come an attack the Palastine, from Pharaoh  Nikkho from Egypt, Nebukadnesar from Babil, Cyrus from Persia and Alexzerder The Great from Mekodoniah. After that the Rome had take over that country.

Then God sent Prophet Jesus, in that time Palastine are under the Rome, The Jews are leader by  Kahin Agung Kafayas, but they are control by  Rome. 

Then that  is the first distoryed they made on the earth…

Al-Isra’ 17:6 Then did we grant you the return as against them. We gave you increase in reasources  and sons, and made you the more numerous in manpower.

Then God give they return to their country at Persia time,  when Persia had attack the Babil. Their leader are Prophet that Prophet Uzair help them to build their country. In that time, the Taurat they collect and made  book and add with their great grandsons. And in that time god warning to them, about all the experience that they remember and learn. The God warning them and said as this:-

Al-Isra’17:7 If ye did well, ye did well for yourselves, if ye did evil, (ye did it) against yourselves. So  when the second of the warning came to pass, (We Permitted your Temple as thay had entered it before, and to visit with destruction all that fell into their power.

This promise from god to them. But  their promies with god they dont follow: Taurat they dont follow, The prophet they kill, and they did many mistake.

With God power, god pregnant Maryam bt Imran, but they said Maryam  is illicit intercourse and Jesus is son of illicit intercourse because he was born without father. But Zakaria is apostle of God and leader at Batumuqqadis tell them the true thing about Maryam, they don’t believe.

Then God sent Jesus as Apostle to them, but they slander Jesus. But god help Jesus from crucifixion. Then the Romawi Crucifixion the Yudas Eskharinti. Then Bani Israil Are really said that Jesus are die. But God said dont. (Reffer Koran Nissa Juz 6 – 4:155,156,157,158).

This two time distroyed about Bani Israil. What about Jesus follower? Because they don’t believe that god help Jesus and they love him. They said that Jesus is God or son of God. But actually Jesus had safe  by god.  Then One of the Jews people calim that,  Jesus  had give him autoriti to be the Apostle. His name is Paulus.  Paulus teach  a difference  from Jesus. And Paulus said that he teach a real what  Jesus want. Frist father is god. Son is Jesus and Rahul Qudus.

After few year Rome, who control the Juruselam had accept paulus teaching.. This teaching call Kristian. From this, Juruselam was under Rome-nasarani. And this time the Jews  had be repress, to pursue and etc. Then Bani Israil had go out from Batumuqqadis and go to Mesir, Spain,India and etc. But half of them go Arab Country, at Khaibar, at Yastrib (Madinah), they from Bani Nadir, Bani Qainuqa” , Bani Quraizah. But help from God  with them, this because in taurat and other Prophet Book are told about the last Prophet will born. They call this Prophet “Messias. About this prophet they told to Arabs people at Yastrib (Madinah). But the Prophet  are not born from Bani Israil, but the Prophet are born from Bani Ismail that is Muhammad Pbuh.

And the Arabs when  hear the story about the Prophet Muhammad Pbuh, they come to  Mekah to meet him and they believe…. Then Prophet Muhammad Pbuh go and live at Madinah .

Al-Isra 17:8 It may be that Lord may (yet) show Mercy unto you; but if ye revert (to your sins), We shall revert (to Our Punishments). And we have made hell a prison for those who reject (all Faith).