Thursday, 26 December 2013

The Art of Critical Thought by Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein Dec 2013

Presented by Adalberto Erazo Jr.

N.B.  Material presented is for research  and the contents are not necessarily shared in their entirety by us.  However, the garbage I had posted below by mistake and which was not provided by Adalberto Erazo Jr.) has been duly removed.  I apologise for that.

The Art of Critical Thought
by Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein
Dec 2013


Presented by Adalberto Erazo Jr.
Published on 24 Dec 2013
The Art of Critical Thought
By World Renowned Islamic Scholar Sheikh Imran Nazar Hosein.
International Summit of Essential Expert Knowledge, ISEEK 2013, London UK

Lecture held on the month of Safar 1435H
DECEMBER 2013 at the studios of IBN (Islamic Broadcasting Network) of Trinidad & Tobago.

ডিসেম্বর ২০১৩ / সাফর ১৪৩৫ হিজরী ট্রিনিড্যাড এন্ড টবেগো-তে ধারনকৃত আন্তর্জাতিক খ্যাতিসম্পন্ন বিশিষ্ট ইসলামিক স্কলার, দার্শনিক এবং লেখক আল্লামা ইমরান নযর হোসেন এর লেকচার

How do we gather meaning when there is so much confusion? Where does one even start? Even scholars and other Muslims can't agree about what is going on - so what hope is there for the rest of us?

This practical talk will help to filter out all the mass confusion and provide in its stead some much-needed clarity about the reality affecting us and our families every single day. Looking at both avoidance of mass media and disinformation, and applying a simple, easy-to-understand and effective methodology to acquiring knowledge, you too will be able to find a way to see beyond the fog and discern what real truth is, amidst the falsehoods rife in our world. This will be a vital skill to possess going forward, and your journey starts here!

Video Courtesy YT: ISEEK KN-OW

Imran Nazar Hosein is a leading International Islamic Philosopher, Scholar and author, specialising in world politics, economy, eschatology , modern socio-economic/political issues and expert on international affairs. He is best- selling author of Jerusalem in the Qur'an. Imran Nazar Hosein was born on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in 1942 to parents whose ancestors had migrated from India as indentured labourers. He studied Islam, Philosophy and International Relations at several universities and institutions of higher learning. Among them are al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt, the Institute of International Relations of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad, the University of Karachi in Pakistan, the Aleemiyah Institute of Islamic Studies in Karachi, Pakistan, and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

শায়খ্ ইমরান নযর হোসেন একজন আন্তর্জাতিক খ্যাতিসম্পন্ন বিশিষ্ট ইসলামিক স্কলার, দার্শনিক এবং লেখক।

ইসলাম ধর্মের জ্ঞান অর্জনের পাশাপাশি তিনি মিশর এর আল আযহার, সুইজারল্যান্ড, এবং ওয়েস্ট ইন্ডিজ সহ বিশ্বের পাঁচটি বিশ্ববিদ্যালয় থেকে দর্শন, ইন্টারন্যাশনাল রিলেশনস্, ইন্টারন্যাশনাল পলিটিক্স এবং ইন্টারন্যাশনাল ইকোনমি-তে উচ্চ শিক্ষা লাভ করেন।

তিনি ট্রিনিড্যাড এন্ড টোবেগো এর পররাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রণালয়ে পররাষ্ট্র বিষয়ক কর্মকর্তা এবং কূটনীতিক ছিলেন।

১৯৯১ সালে তিনি মার্কিন যুক্তরাষ্ট্রে ইসলাম প্রচারের কাজ করেন সময় তিনি যয়েন্ট কমিটি অব মুসলিম অর্গনাযেসন্স অব গ্রেটার নিউ ইয়র্কে অবস্থিত জাতি সংঘ সদর দপ্তরে খতিবের পদে নিযুক্ত ছিলেন এবং জুম্মার ভাষণ দিতেন।

তাঁর লেখা উল্লেখযোগ্য গ্রন্থগুলোর মধ্যে পবিত্র কোর'আনে জেরুজালেম (জেরুজালেম ইন দ্যা কোর'আন) বিশেষভাবে উল্লেখযোগ্য। গ্রন্থটি বেশ কয়েকবার বেস্ট সেলার তালিকার স্থান পায় এবং বাংলা, উর্দু, আরবী সহ ডজন খানেক ভাষায় অনুবাদিত হয়।

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 John 8:31-32 ESV
  31 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, 

“If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples,  32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

  John 14:6
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Jesus answered (to Thomas), "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


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    Native American Wisdom Quotes

    Inspirational sayings, quotes, and words of wisdom from a Native American perspective, reflecting Native American beliefs, philosophy and spirituality.

    Cherokee Prayer Blessing

    May the Warm Winds of Heaven
    Blow softly upon your house.
    May the Great Spirit
    Bless all who enter there.
    May your Mocassins
    Make happy tracks
    in many snows,
    and may the Rainbow
    Always touch your shoulder.

    Native American Prayer

    Oh, Great Spirit
    Whose voice I hear in the winds,
    And whose breath gives life to all the world,
    hear me, I am small and weak,
    I need your strength and wisdom.
    Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
    the red and purple sunset.
    Make my hands respect the things you have
    made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
    Make me wise so that I may understand the things
    you have taught my people.
    Let me learn the lessons you have
    hidden in every leaf and rock.

    I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
    but to fight my greatest enemy - myself.
    Make me always ready to come to you
    with clean hands and straight eyes.
    So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
    my Spirit may come to you without shame.

    (translated by Lakota Sioux Chief Yellow Lark in 1887)
    published in Native American Prayers - by the Episcopal Church.

      Honor the sacred.
    Honor the Earth, our Mother.
    Honor the Elders.
    Honor all with whom we
    share the Earth:-

    Four-leggeds, two-leggeds,
    winged ones,
    Swimmers, crawlers,
    plant and rock people.
    Walk in balance and beauty.

    Native American Elder

    Lakota Instructions for Living

    Friend do it this way - that is,
    whatever you do in life,
    do the very best you can
    with both your heart and mind.

    And if you do it that way,
    the Power Of The Universe
    will come to your assistance,
    if your heart and mind are in Unity.

    When one sits in the Hoop Of The People,
    one must be responsible because
    All of Creation is related.
    And the hurt of one is the hurt of all.
    And the honor of one is the honor of all.
    And whatever we do effects everything in the universe.

    If you do it that way - that is,
    if you truly join your heart and mind
    as One - whatever you ask for,
    that's the Way It's Going To Be.

    passed down from White Buffalo Calf Woman

    Go Forward With Courage

    When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
    when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
    So long as mists envelop you, be still;
    be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
    -- as it surely will.
    Then act with courage.

    Ponca Chief White Eagle (1800's to 1914)

    Earth, Teach Me

    Earth teach me quiet ~ as the grasses are still with new light.
    Earth teach me suffering ~ as old stones suffer with memory.
    Earth teach me humility ~ as blossoms are humble with beginning.
    Earth teach me caring ~ as mothers nurture their young.
    Earth teach me courage ~ as the tree that stands alone.
    Earth teach me limitation ~ as the ant that crawls on the ground.
    Earth teach me freedom ~ as the eagle that soars in the sky.
    Earth teach me acceptance ~ as the leaves that die each fall.
    Earth teach me renewal ~ as the seed that rises in the spring.
    Earth teach me to forget myself ~ as melted snow forgets its life.
    Earth teach me to remember kindness ~ as dry fields weep with rain.

    - An Ute Prayer

    Treat the earth well.
    It was not given to you by your parents,
    it was loaned to you by your children.
    We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
    we borrow it from our Children.

    Ancient Indian Proverb

    You have noticed that everything an Indian does in a circle,
    and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles,
    and everything and everything tries to be round.

    In the old days all our power came to us from the sacred hoop
    of the nation and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people
    flourished. The flowering tree was the living center of the hoop,
    and the circle of the four quarters nourished it. The east gave peace
    and light, the south gave warmth, the west gave rain and the north
    with its cold and mighty wind gave strength and endurance. This
    knowledge came to us from the outer world with our religion.

    Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle.
    The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball
    and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
    Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
    The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon
    does the same and both are round. Even the seasons form a great
    circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were.

    The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is
    in everything where power moves. Our teepees were round like the
    nests of birds, and these were always set in a circle, the nation's hoop,
    a nest of many nests, where the Great Spirit meant for us to hatch our children.

    Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux 1863-1950
    Over a hundred years ago Black Elk had a vision of the time when Indian people would heal from the devastating effects
    of European migration. In his vision the Sacred Hoop which had been broken, would be mended in seven generations.
    The children born into this decade will be the seventh generation.

    When you were born, you cried
    and the world rejoiced.
    Live your life
    so that when you die,
    the world cries and you rejoice.

    White Elk

    If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian, he can live in peace...
    Treat all men alike. Give them all the
    same law. Give them all an even chance
    to live and grow.All men were made by
    the same Great Spirit Chief.
    They are all brothers. The Earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it....
    Let me be a free man,free to travel,
    free to stop,free to work,free to trade where I choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers,free to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.

    Heinmot Tooyalaket ( Chief Joseph), Nez Perce Leader

    Humankind has not woven the web of life.
    We are but one thread within it.
    Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
    All things are bound together.
    All things connect.

    Chief Seattle, 1854

    The True Peace

    The first peace, which is the most important,
    is that which comes within the souls of people
    when they realize their relationship,
    their oneness, with the universe and all its powers,
    and when they realize that at the center
    of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit),
    and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.
    This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this.
    The second peace is that which is made between two individuals,
    and the third is that which is made between two nations.
    But above all you should understand that there can never
    be peace between nations until there is known that true peace,
    which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.

    Black Elk, Oglala Sioux & Spiritual Leader (1863 - 1950)

    May the stars carry your sadness away,
    May the flowers fill your heart with beauty,
    May hope forever wipe away your tears,
    And, above all, may silence make you strong.

    Chief Dan George

    Hold On

    Hold on to what is good,
    Even if it's a handful of earth.
    Hold on to what you believe,
    Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
    Hold on to what you must do,
    Even if it's a long way from here.
    Hold on to your life,
    Even if it's easier to let go.
    Hold on to my hand,
    Even if someday I'll be gone away from you.

    A Pueblo Indian Prayer

    Before our white brothers arrived to make us civilized men,
    we didn't have any kind of prison. Because of this, we had no delinquents.
    Without a prison, there can be no delinquents.
    We had no locks nor keys and therefore among us there were no thieves.
    When someone was so poor that he couldn't afford a horse, a tent or a blanket,
    he would, in that case, receive it all as a gift.
    We were too uncivilized to give great importance to private property.
    We didn't know any kind of money and consequently, the value of a human being
    was not determined by his wealth.
    We had no written laws laid down, no lawyers, no politicians,
    therefore we were not able to cheat and swindle one another.
    We were really in bad shape before the white men arrived and I don't know
    how to explain how we were able to manage without these fundamental things
    that (so they tell us) are so necessary for a civilized society.

    John (Fire) Lame Deer
    Sioux Lakota - 1903-1976

    What is life?
    It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
    It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
    It is the little shadow which runs across
    the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

    Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator 1830 - 1890

    And while I stood there
    I saw more than I can tell,
    and I understood more than I saw;
    for I was seeing in a sacred manner
    the shapes of things in the spirit,
    and the shape of all shapes as they must
    live together like one being.

    Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks

    Lakota Prayer

    Wakan Tanka, Great Mystery,
    teach me how to trust
    my heart,
    my mind,
    my intuition,
    my inner knowing,
    the senses of my body,
    the blessings of my spirit.
    Teach me to trust these things
    so that I may enter my Sacred Space
    and love beyond my fear,
    and thus Walk in Balance
    with the passing of each glorious Sun.

    According to the Native People, the Sacred Space
    is the space between exhalation and inhalation.
    To Walk in Balance is to have Heaven (spirituality)
    and Earth (physicality) in Harmony.

    So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
    Trouble no one about their religion;
    respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours.
    Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.

    Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
    Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
    Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend,
    even a stranger, when in a lonely place.
    Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

    When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living.
    If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

    Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools
    and robs the spirit of its vision.

    When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled
    with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep
    and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way.
    Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

    Chief Tecumseh (Crouching Tiger) Shawnee Nation 1768-1813

    help me always
    to speak the truth quietly,
    to listen with an open mind
    when others speak,
    and to remember the peace
    that may be found in silence.

    Cherokee Prayer

    Peace and happiness are available in every moment.
    Peace is every step. We shall walk hand in hand.
    There are no political solutions to spiritual problems.
    Remember: If the Creator put it there, it is in the right place.
    The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.
    Tell your people that, since we were promised we should never be moved,
    we have been moved five times.

    An Indian Chief, 1876.

    When all the trees have been cut down,
    when all the animals have been hunted,
    when all the waters are polluted,
    when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
    only then will you discover you cannot eat money.

    Cree Prophecy

    Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other,
    thus should we do,
    for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.

    Black Elk

    I do not think the measure of a civilization
    is how tall its buildings of concrete are,
    But rather how well its people have learned to relate
    to their environment and fellow man.

    Sun Bear of the Chippewa Tribe

    We do not want schools....
    they will teach us to have churches.
    We do not want churches....
    they will teach us to quarrel about God.
    We do not want to learn that.
    We may quarrel with men sometimes
    about things on this earth,
    but we never quarrel about God.
    We do not want to learn that.

    Heinmot Tooyalaket ( Chief Joseph), Nez Perce Leader

    Certain things catch your eye,
    But pursue only those
    that capture your heart.

    old indian saying


    We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
    which sustains us.
    We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
    which supply us with water.
    We return thanks to all herbs,
    which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.
    We return thanks to the moon and stars,
    which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.
    We return thanks to the sun,
    that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
    Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
    in Whom is embodied all goodness,
    and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.


    "Give thanks for unknown blessings
    already on their way."

    Native American saying

    There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled,
    which leads to an unkown, secret place.
    The old people came literally to love the soil,
    and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of
    being close to a mothering power.
    Their teepees were built upon the earth
    and their altars were made of earth.
    The soul was soothing, strengthening, cleansing and healing.
    That is why the old Indian still sits upon the earth instead of
    propping himself up and away from its life giving forces.
    For him, to sit or lie upon the ground is to be able to think more deeply
    and to feel more keenly. He can see more clearly into the mysteries of
    life and come closer in kinship to other lives about him.

    Chief Luther Standing Bear

    Native American Wisdom Menu

    Music on this page:
    excerpt of "Wind Voices" from cd Good Medicine by John Two-Hawks
    - American Indian Lakota flute player& musician.
    Used here with permission.

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    Main native American artwork copyright ©  Denton Lund Fine Art


    Quotations: Jesuit Order

    [Had to be removed because of disinformation]

    My thanks to Adalberto Erazo Jr. to point this out to me. He did provide the video but not the added text.  Because I did not have time to read it and knew that some are out there to spread disinformation and outright lies, I posted a warning as well.  I did see the signature: "Shalom, Solomon" and was tempted not to post it before reading, but I was in a rush.   
     Adalberto found the last part especially about the quotes with Jesuits to be extremely dangerous with a lot of dangerous misinformation/disinformation presented within it. 

    "The last part about 9/11 was disturbing as we know who did this tragedy and it wasn't the Jesuits but the God Damned jews and their Mossad who did this attack. The people who promote this stuff about this Vatican/Jesuit thing are simply redirecting people away from the jewish problem. People such as Eric John Phelps are extremely dangerous people who need to be avoided at all cost."  (Adalberto Erazo Jr.)   
    I am really sory friend if I have caused you concern by posting this garbage.  even Eric Jon Phelps rang a bell as I had read one of his books, but I forgot whether he was a friend of the truth or just another propagandist and liar. 


    Adalberto Erazo
    To Me
    2 January 2014 at 12:44 AM
    No problem my friend. It wasn't your fault. I was thinking of Sheikh Imran Hosein's advice when he said when your teacher makes a mistake you should let him know. If I make a mistake please let me know. 

                       Your student,

                                                      Adalberto Erazo Jr.

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