Open letter to Mr Geert Wilders, leader of The Netherlands’ Party for Freedom

Open letter to Mr Geert Wilders, leader of The Netherlands’ Party for Freedom

Dear Mr Geet Wilders,

                                       Shalom (Jew prayers for Peace). I hope you would be able to read my letter offering Peace, loving kindness and mutual love and respect. I hope  and pray that_ 

  1. this letter could get your good-self’s attention
  2. God/Jesus help all of us to soften and open our hearts.
  3. we could able to forgive each other to start a new friendship.

Where there is hatred, let me sow Love.

Where there is doubt, let me sow Faith.

Where there is darkness, let me sow Light.

Where there is despair, let me sow Hope.

Where there is injury, let me sow Pardon.

For it is in Giving that we receive.

It is in Pardoning that we are pardoned.

It is in dying that we are born to Eternal life.

(St. Prancis.)

The best revenge is forgiveness.

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Dear John Letter to the Dear Nan letters and Burma Digest

 Dear John Letter to the Dear Nan letters and Burma Digest

Dear Nan @ Burma Digest, 

We  first met and fall in love in April 2006, National Day of Burma and Shan National day. You even proudly published my first letter.

Since then, I started and continue to write my compassionate letters to you, followed by more than  300 letters. I thought that our union and love would last forever. Alas, it sadly last roughly two years only. I was quite stupid not to take the numerous comments criticizing my eleventh letter because I wrote about the history of Burmese Muslims. So I sadly stopped my series of love letters or compassionate letters to my estranged wife Nan, who represents the Shan State. Although I am a practicing Muslim, I took the place of a Buddhist Burmese and tried to stop the separation of the Shan State. 

I know that our different faith would tear us apart one day but never expect it to be too soon.

I tried to translate some of these letters about you into Burmese on our first anniversary that fell on 2007. This year on the second anniversary, I have done a great research, spend a lot of time and wrote 8 letters about you, SHANS. I think no one had done for the Shans like this in SHAN/BURMESE HISTORY.

But once there is no more love, hatred even blinded you and you dare to even blame me for those 8 Shan letters as unnecessary venturing into past. If you care enough, I have tried to write on all of your given topics or themes that you had requested in two years. Your words are my command Nan (Burma Digest). But all is finished now. (Even to call them theme was my idea given to you Nan.)

Although they said that “Rome could not be built in one day” but now I understand that it could be destroyed in one night.

But may be because of my daring revealing to be a mixed blooded Muslim, I know, your parents, relatives and and friends had pressured you, so you decided to write a quite rude “Dear John” letter to me.

We have known each other for not a very long time, but this poem describes our short lastest relationship.

We may have known each other for just a short time, but it feels like we’ve been together forever. But that’s water under the bridge now.

Goog bye Burma Digest or Shans or Nan.

With regards

Your ex-husband

 

Dr San Oo Aung

 

The following was my letters theme heading. 

Valentine Present with Love

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Please read the concept of MM daughter of Tun Dr M.
  1. I have no interest in joining any political party.
  2. I just have this thing against political parties;
  3. they all have a tendency to be a bit like organised religions_
    • where dissent is not tolerated
    • and dissenters condemned to hell.
                  
  4. If anyone agrees with me, that is welcomed but purely coincidental. If anyone doesn’t, well, that’s normal and to be expected. I only wish people had less problems with me disagreeing with them, than I have with them disagreeing with me. :-)
      Marina Mahathir     

    NOTE:
    Although I wrote this letter as if I was writing to my wife, I am just referring to the Shan State at first. These letters are purely political and it comes out from my heart which love the UNION OF BURMA AND SHAN STATE.
    But in this particular letter I am writing to Burma Digest and its Chief Editor. I even do not meant the Nan that represents Shan. I will never say good bye to my Shan State.
    And I never, never  had meant or aim to write to any one else through these letters.
    Sorry, if I have offended my own wife with this,  “Dear John Letter.”
    GOD KNOWS THE TRUTH!
    SOA

Universal mercy or loving kindness

  Loving kindness and peace

  

From Universal justice,

Muslim and Non-Muslim Relations

By Jamal Badawi, PhD

The essence of Islam is summed up in the following verse:

And (thus, O Muhammad), We have not sent you, but as mercy to all the worlds.

(Al-Anbiyaa’ 21:107)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) explained that mercy is not being merciful to one’s companions only but merciful to all.

He also explained,

“He who is not merciful to others, will not be treated mercifully.”

It is obvious that Muslims are not the only dwellers of the earth. Hence the command to be merciful applies to all. In fact, mercy applies as well to animals and other creatures of Allah.

A logical fruit of this attitude of mercy is to love humankind as persons and fellow honored creatures of Allah, while dissociating oneself from their erroneous beliefs or even rejection of Allah.

This love finds its greatest form by loving good and guidance for them. This does not mean loving their wrongdoing or their rejection of faith in Allah. It is the love of their guidance and well being in this life and in the life to come.

Peaceful coexistence

The basic rule governing the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims is that of peaceful coexistence, justice and compassion.

The following two verses are key verses that embody that general rule:

As for such (non-Muslims) who_

  • do not fight you on account of (your) faith,

  • or drive you forth from your homelands,

God does not forbid you to show them_

  • kindness (also love and respect)

  • and to deal with them with equity,

for God loves those who act equitably.

God only forbids you to turn in friendship towards such as

  • fight against you because of (your) faith

  • and drive you forth from your homelands

  • or aid (others) in driving you forth.

As for those from among you who turn towards them for alliance, it is they who are wrongdoers.

(Al-Mumtahanah 60:8-9)

This verse makes it a Muslim’s duty to treat peacefully coexisting persons with equity (qist) and birr.

The term birr and its derivatives are the same expressions used in the Qur’an and Hadith to refer to one’s relationship with his or her parents.

Such a relationship is more than kindness, since it includes also love and respect.

Many English translations of the Qur’an have translated this Qur’anic term as kindness, a translation that falls short of the richer meaning of the original Arabic term. To ameliorate this problem, the bracketed statement (also love and respect) was added above.

The term qist has been translated as “justice.”

Justice, however, is closest to another Arabic word `adl.

This word, however, refers to giving the other his or her rights, no less and no more.

Other scholars argue that the Qur’anic term qist means “going beyond justice by giving more than what is due to others.”

Peaceful dialogue,

especially with the People of the Book

All of the above nine principles apply to all non-Muslims. The Qur’an accords the People of the Book (Jews, Christians and some included Buddhists) a special position.

The very term to designate them distinguishes them from others such as idolatrous Arabs (Al-Bayyinah 98:1).

It is a complimentary title as it acknowledges that, like Muslims, their faiths are based on revealed books or scriptures.

In its family and dietary laws, the Qur’an gives a special consideration to the People of the Book. The Qur’an exhorts Muslims to engage in peaceful dialogue with Jews and Christians:

The verse in the Qur’an encourages peaceful dialogue and invites all to build upon the common ground between Muslims and the People of the Book. The Qur’an instructs Muslims:

And do not argue with the People of Book except in a most kindly manner, except for those of them who are bent on evildoing, and say:

“We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which has come down to you; our Lord and yours is One and it is to Him that we (all) submit ourselves.

(Al-`Ankabut 29:46)

Most of the religious people around the world share belief in human responsibility, consequences of good and evil deeds, moral teachings, and other values such as love, peace, and justice.