Is Islam for
Posted by: "mohideen ibramsha" firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:37 pm
Dear brothers and sisters
Alaikum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Bharakhathuhu.
Islam is for
all: rich and poor. However the private companies are conspiring to make
learning -- all learning including learning about Islam -- for the rich only.
Cable companies use their optical fiber networks to offer three services: cable
television, telephone, and high speed Internet. As of now all the three
services are unlimited: we could see as many hours of television as we like; we
could talk as long as we wish on telephone; and we could be active on the
Internet as long as we like.
Some companies have started offering a variety of plans on
the Internet charging more for more usage. If such practices are established,
we would be charged for using the Internet in future.
reading the Holy Quran, and the Traditions of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon
him, through the sites like http://www.searchtruth.com/ and listening to the
recitation of the Holy Quran from the sites like http://www.quranexplorer.com/
would be restricted. The poor who cannot afford to pay more for many hours of
Internet use would be denied such Islamic education.
So it is in our interest to retain the Internet as it exists. Visit
The SavetheInternet.com Coalition applauds the recent introduction of the
bipartisan “Internet Freedom Preservation Act 2008” (HR 5353). Introduced on
Feb. 12, 2008 by Reps. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Chip Pickering (R-Miss.), this
landmark bill would protect Net Neutrality and spark a much-needed public
conversation about the future of the Internet.
The new bill would enshrine Net Neutrality -- the longstanding principle that
Internet service providers cannot discriminate against Web sites or services
based on their source, ownership or destination -- into the Communications Act.
It also requires the Federal Communications Commission to convene at least
eight “broadband summits” to collect public input on policies to “promote
openness, competition, innovation, and affordable, ubiquitous broadband service
for all individuals in the United States.”
Big phone and cable companies like AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time
Warner have been lobbying furiously to kill Net Neutrality. They want to
exploit their gatekeeper power to decide what you can do on the Web.
But Markey and Pickering’s bill deals a blow to the gatekeepers by ensuring
that the public -- not phone or cable companies -- control the fate of the
Contact Congress today. Tell your representative to support the "Internet
Freedom Preservation Act 2008” (HR 5353) to make Net Neutrality the law of the
Are we right in demanding that the poor have the same access to Islam as the
(1) Narrated Abu Huraira: The people said, "O Allah's Apostle!
The rich people have got the highest degrees of prestige and the permanent
pleasures (in this life and the life to come in the Hereafter)." He said,
"How is that?" They said, "The rich pray as we pray, and strive
in Allah's Cause as we do, and spend from their surplus wealth in charity,
while we have no wealth (to spend likewise)." He said, "Shall I not
tell you a thing, by doing which, you will catch up with those who are ahead of
you and supersede those who will come after you; and nobody will be able to do
such a good deed as you do except the one who does the same (deed as you do).
That deed is to recite 'Subhan Allah ten times, and 'Al-Hamdulillah ten times,
and 'AllahuAkbar' ten times after every prayer." (Book #75,
Hadith #341) [Sahih Bukhari]
Ya Allah, make it easy for the poor also to learn Your Islam through the
Internet. Aameen, Aameen, Ya Rabbil Aalameen.
((( Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem )))
~~~Let there be a community among you who call to the good, and enjoin the
right, and forbid the wrong. They are the ones who have success.(Qur'an, 3:104)
~~~They believe in Allah and the Last Day, and enjoin the right and forbid the
wrong, and compete in doing good. They are among the righteous.(Qur'an, 3:114)
~~~If you avoid the serious wrong actions you have been forbidden, We will
erase your bad actions from you and admit you by a Gate of Honour.(Qur'an,
~~~Help one another in birr (righteousness, virtue), and taqwa (piety, fear of
Allah, God-consciousness), and do not help one another in sinning and
transgression. And fear and revere Allah; verily, Allah is severe in
~~~You who believe! Have fear of Allah and seek the means of drawing near to
Him and strive in His way,so that hopefully you'll be successful. (Qur'an,
~~~Ask your Lord for forgiveness and then repent to Him. He will let you enjoy
a good life until a specified time, and will give His favour to all who merit
it. But if you turn your backs, I fear for you the punishment of a Mighty
~~~Strive for Allah with the striving due to Him. He has selected you and not
placed any constraint upon you in the religion-the religion of your forefather
Ibrahim. He named you Muslims before and also in this, so that the Messenger
could be witness against you and you could be witnesses against all mankind. So
perform prayer and give alms and hold fast to Allah. He is your Protector-the
Best Protector, the Best Helper. (Qur'an, 22:78)
(((Subhan-Allahi Wa-Bihamdihi, Subhan-Allahil Azeem)))