Divine Revelation

A blog with an Islamic perspective

A very interesting newsbit. Fulla the hijab clad girl beats its legendary cousin Barbie hands down in the popularity stakes but only in Egypt.

Posted by Arshad on Thursday, January 11, 2007.

Some points that I wish to convey. Recently had the chance to listen to Dr Iqbal Masud Nadvi.

1) Let us do tajmim bainal momineen (join mulsims) and not tafrik bil momineen (divide Muslims)
2) avoid extremity in Deen (read this book to know about this issue)
3) When do you know that you are extreme in religion? Answer: When asal (fundamental) becomes farohi (secondary) and farohi becomes asal.
4) This Deen of Islam will definitely prevail. It is your ejaz (privilege) if you are part of the effort to make it prevail.
5) learn a lesson from the forces of batil (evil) and fight them as they fight you (united).
6) There is something called poetic language (utilizing poertic licence) in which you don't really mean what you say and something call legal terminology in which every word has an import. Islam uses the latter.

to be contd

Posted by Arshad on Sunday, January 07, 2007.

Here is an interesting news-bit on how technology can promote virtue in society.

Toyota developing cars that detect drunk drivers
Tokyo: Toyota Motor Corp is developing a fail-safe system for cars that detects drunk drivers and automatically shuts the vehicle down if sensors pick up signs of excessive alcohol consumption, a report said yesterday.
Cars fitted with the detection system will not start if sweat sensors in the driving wheel detect high levels of alcohol in the driver's bloodstream, according to a report in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper. The system could also kick in if the sensors detect abnormal steering, or if a special camera shows that the driver's pupils are not in focus. The car is then slowed to a halt.
The world's second-biggest auto-maker hopes to fit cars with the system by the end of 2009. Nissan Motor Co. has already been experimenting with breathalyser-like devices that could detect if a driver was drunk.

Posted by Arshad on Thursday, January 04, 2007.