Qur'an 7.146: "And if they see the way of righteousness choose it not for (their) way""So in the evolutionary process, if you see, when it was the job of the Guru to establish these Dharmas into you and, by these establishments, you were made a person who was dharmic. But, if you see in the world, whatever is told, written down, explained verbally, becomes a lip service. That's why we see all the religions who preached about the same things and they all have gone in different lines. Some are money-oriented, some are power-oriented, some are violent and some are absolutely false." - Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Paris, France, July 13, 1994
UN General Assembly Killing in the name of God
Slaughter in the name of God
Murder in the name of God
Butchery in the name of God
Massacre in the name of God
Bloodshed in the name of God
Atrocities in the name of God
Carnage in the name of God
Extermination in the name of God
"Religious extremism, regardless of whether or not it has a genuinely religious basis, is apparent or latent, adopts, provokes or sustains violence or manifests itself in less spectacular forms of intolerance, constitutes an unacceptable assault on both freedom and religion. No society, religion or faith is immune from extremism. However, when extremism resorts to a frenzy of wanton terrorism and becomes a hideous monster that kills in the name of God and exterminates in the name of religion, when it engages in the most despicable acts of barbarity, and knows no bounds in its cruelty, then silence amounts to complicity and indifference becomes active collusion. Tolerance of extremism is tolerance of the intolerable. States in general, and the international community in particular, are therefore duty-bound to condemn it unequivocally and to combat it relentlessly. The Special Rapporteur reiterates his recommendations, that a study be conducted on religious extremism and that a minimum set of standard rules and principles of conduct and behaviour in respect of religious extremism be defined and adopted by the international community." - UN General Assembly, 24 August 1998
1. I do call to witness the Resurrection Day;
2. And I do call to witness the self-reproaching Spirit.
3. Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones?
4. Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order, the very tip of his fingers.
5. But man wishes to do wrong (even) in the time in front of him.
6. He questions: "When is the Day of Resurrection?"
7. At length, when the sight is dazed
8. And the moon is buried in darkness
9. And the sun and moon are joined together that Day will Man say;
10. "Where is the refuge?"
11. By no means! No place of safety!"
12. Before the Lord (alone), that Day will be the place of rest.
13. That Day will Man be told (all) that he put forward, and all that he put back.
14. Nay, man will be evidence against himself,
15. Even though he were to make excuses.
16. Move not thy tongue concerning the (Qur'an), to make haste therewith.
17. It is for Us to collect it and to promulgate it:
18. But when We have promulgated it, follow thou its recital:
19. Nay more, it is for Us to explain it:
20. Nay, (ye men!) but ye love the fleeting life,
21. And leave alone the Hereafter.
22. Some faces, that Day, will beam (in brightness and beauty) -
23. Looking towards their Lord;
24. And some faces, that Day, will be sad and dismal,
25. In the thought that some backbreaking calamity was about to be inflicted on them;
26. Yea, when (the soul) reaches to the collarbone (in its exit),
27. And there will be a cry, "Who is a magician (to restore him)?"
28. And he will conclude that it was (the Time) of Parting;
29. And one leg will be joined with another:
30. The Day the Drive will be (all) to thy Lord!
31. So he gave nothing in charity, nor did he pray! -
32. But on the contrary, he rejected Truth and turned away!
33. Then did he stalk to his family in full conceit!
34. Woe to thee, (O man!), yea, woe!
35. Again, woe to thee, (O man!), yea, woe!
36. Does Man think that he will be left uncontrolled, (without purpose)?
37. Was he not a drop of sperm emitted (in lowly form)?
38. Then did he become a clinging clot; then did (Allah) make and fashion (him) in due proportion.
39. And of him He made two sexes, male and female.
40. Has not he, (the same), the power to give life to the dead?
surah 75:1-40 Al Qiyamah (The Resurrection)
I shall turn away from My revelations,
Those who magnify themselves wrongfully in the earth,
And if they see each token believe it not,
And if they see the way of righteousness choose it not for (their) way,
And if they see the way of error choose if for (their) way.
That is because they deny Our revelations and are used to disregard them.
surah 7.146, Al A'raf
Mohammed Pickthall, The Meaning of the Glorious Quran
Gunmen kill 24 attending memorial service
"Pakistan's sectarian violence intensified yesterday after gunmen shot dead 24 people and wounded 30 others during a memorial service at a Shia Muslim graveyard in the centre of Lahore, the capital of Punjab province.
Three men armed with Kalashnikov automatic rifles drove a car into the walled compound of the graveyard, where more than 100 people had gathered. After blocking the entrance, they opened fire indiscriminately, killing 18 people immediately. Several of those wounded died later in city hospitals. "We were in the middle of our prayers," said a witness, Imman Hassan. "Two men just walked up and started firing. Everyone started screaming and trying to find a place to hide, but they just kept on firing.".
The Chief Minister of Punjab province, Shabaz Sharif, who is also the brother of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, had said only a few days ago that sectarian strife had been eliminated in the province. Last September, he mounted an operation against militant groups in Punjab, but refused to take action against police officers, some of whom are involved with the militants. Senior police officials later said that they suspected that the killers belonged to the Sipah-e-Sahabah (SSP), a militant Sunni Islamic group that has been responsible for killing hundreds of Shias over the past few years in Punjab province. On Dec 26, SSP militants stormed a jail in central Punjab and freed several prominent SSP leaders who were facing life sentences for murder. They are suspected of masterminding this latest massacre.
The Sunni-Shia sectarian battle is part of a wider Middle East proxy war being fought on Pakistani soil. While militant Sunni groups such as the SSP are funded by Saudi Arabia, Iran has funded extremist Shia groups. Iran has also been infuriated by Pakistani and Saudi support for the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. The Taliban are anti-Shia and have given sanctuary, weapons and training to Pakistani Sunni extremists."
The Daily Telegraph [January 12,1998]
Two dead in Algeria mosque blast
Reports from Algeria say a bomb has exploded in a small mosque during Friday prayers, killing at least two people and injuring 27.
The explosion is said to have happened in a town 19 kilometres west of Algiers.
Last month, five people were reportedly killed by bomb explosions in mosques during Friday prayers.
The Algerian government routinely blames such attacks on militant Islamist groups.
BBC November 14, 1997
Thirteen dead in Red Mosque blast
At least 13 people have been killed in a suspected suicide bombing near Pakistan's Red Mosque, following clashes between Islamists and police.
"Most of the dead were policemen," a security official said. More than 50 people were injured.
Torn police uniforms lay about the scene in Islamabad while blood stained the streets, a BBC correspondent said.
BBC 27 July 2007
Car bomb rocks mosque in Baghdad
A car bomb has exploded outside a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding more than 20.
The blast happened during Friday prayers at the al-Subeih mosque in the eastern New Baghdad district.
It was the latest in a series of attacks on both Shia and Sunni mosques during the Iraqi insurgency.
BBC 22 April, 2005
Deadly blast strikes Yemen mosque
At least 15 people have been killed and 55 hurt in a bombing at a mosque in north Yemen, security sources say.
The blast occurred as Friday prayers ended at the Ben Salman mosque, often used by members of the security services, in Saada city.
BBC 2 May 2008
Pakistan double bombing kills Shia Muslims
Two bombs in the Pakistani city of Karachi have killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50.
In the first blast, a motorbike laden with explosives hit a bus carrying Shia Muslims to a religious procession and exploded, killing 12 people.
An hour later, a second bomb exploded outside the entrance to the emergency ward of the hospital where the victims of the first attack were being treated.
At least 10 people were killed in the second attack.
The bombings happened in spite of tight security across Pakistan.
This is the first time such a double attack has hit Karachi. Although no-one has yet accepted responsibility, the Taliban have often used such tactics in the North West Frontier Province.
The attack is likely to fuel more violence in what is already a volatile metropolis. Karachi is already reeling from weeks of unrest due to targeted political killings.
These started after political tensions boiled over following a similar attack on a Shia procession in December, which killed more than 40 people.
Forty days ago, during the last major Shia festival, a suicide bomber killed 25 worshippers in the city.
BBC 5 February 2010
Iranian commanders assassinated
Several top commanders in Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been killed in a suicide bombing in the volatile south-east of the country.
Iranian interior ministry said 29 people died in the attack, in the Pishin region of Sistan-Baluchistan, and at least 28 were injured.
May 2009 A bomb explodes at a mosque in the provincial capital Zahedan, killing 19 and injuring 60.
February 2007 Suspected militants killed 11, including Iranian Revolutionary Guards, in a bomb attack in the provincial capital Zahedan.
March 2006 Gunmen posing as police kill 22 people, many government employees, after closing the Zabol-Zahedan road.
BBC, 18 October 2009
Pakistan's evolving sectarian schism
By Alastair Lawson
The deaths of dozens in a bomb explosion at a funeral procession in north-western Pakistan seems to be the latest manifestation of the bitter split between Sunnis and Shias in Pakistan.
No-one has yet claimed responsibility but the suicide blast targeted the funeral of a Shia Muslim cleric who had been gunned down on Thursday.
Over the past 20 years extremists from both groups have attacked each other all over Pakistan, although analysts say that the bulk of the violence more recently has been committed by Sunni militants inspired by al-Qaeda's ideology.
Their attacks over the past five years have borne a startling resemblance to bombings carried out by Sunni militants against Shias in Iraq.
BBC 20 February 2009
Indonesia religious riots kill 43
Muslim, Christian clashes continue on eastern island
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Jan. 22 - Thousands of police and soldiers Friday patrolled three remote Indonesian islands where religious rioting this week claimed 43 lives and forced thousands of people to flee their homes. A curfew was in place to prevent fighting between gangs of Christians and Muslims that had ebbed on Ambon, Sanana and Seram islands, known in Dutch colonial times as the Spice Islands...
Ambon is 1,400 miles northeast of Jakarta, the Indonesian capital. Many of those who were killed were stabbed, beaten or trapped in burning buildings. Some were attacked with rocks, machetes, clubs and even bows and arrows."
Associated Press [January 22, 1999]
"The Sivas massacre (Turkish: Sivas Madimak Olayi or Sivas Katliami) refers to the events of July 2, 1993 which resulted in the deaths of 33 Alevi intellectuals. The victims, who had gathered for a cultural festival in Sivas, Turkey, were killed when a mob of radical Islamists set fire to the hotel where the group had assembled."
Blasts rock north-west Pakistan
At least 16 people have been killed in two suicide car bomb attacks in north-western Pakistan.
Ten people are reported to have been killed and scores injured in a bombing in the city of Peshawar.
Earlier, a suicide car bomb in the town of Bannu killed at least six people, police said.
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool, in Islamabad, says the attacks show the Taliban appear to be reasserting themselves after a series of setbacks.
BBC 26 September 2009
WA-LAA UQSIM BI-AN-NAFSAL-LAWWAAMAH
I do call to witness the Resurrection Day;
And I do call to witness the self-reproaching Spirit.
Concerning what are they disputing?
Concerning the Great News. 
About which they cannot agree.
Verily, they shall soon (come to) know!
Verily, verily they shall soon (come to) know!
surah 78:1-5 Al Naba' (The Great News)
"5889. Great News: usually understood to mean the News or Message of the Resurrection."
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, The Holy Qur'an
Amana Corporation, 1989.
Types of Kufr (Disbelief) — Adapted from 'Tafseer ibn Katheer'
1. Kufrul-'Inaad: Disbelief out of stubbornness;
2. Kufrul-Inkaar: Disbelief out of denial;
3. Kufrul-Kibr: Disbelief out of arrogance and pride;
4. Kufrul-Juhood: Disbelief out of rejection;
5. Kufrul-Nifaaq: Disbelief out of hypocrisy;
6. Kufrul-Kurh: Disbelief out of detesting any of Allah's commands;
7. Kufrul-Istihzaha: Disbelief due to mockery and derision;
8. Kufrul-I'raadh: Disbelief due to avoidance;
In Abdullah Yusuf Ali's commentary Kufr, Kafara, Kafir, and derivative forms of the word imply a deliberate rejection of faith, revelation and truth of the Holy Qur'an: "The culmination of Allah's Revelation is in the Qur'an, which confirms previous scriptures, corrects the errors which men introduced into them, and explains many points in detail for all who seek right worship and service to Allah—whether they inherit the previous Books or not. It is a universal Message ... The worst and most hardened sinner is the man to whom Allah's Signs are actually brought home and who yet prefers Evil and turns away from the Light of Allah. The Signs may be in the words and guidance of a great Teacher or in some sorrow or warning, but from which he deliberately refuses to profit. The penalty—the Nemesis—must necessary come eventually."
According to Ibn Taymiyah (1263 – 1328) "kufr is the attribute of everyone who rejects something that God has commanded us to believe in, after news of that has reached him, whether he rejects it in his heart without uttering it, or he speaks those words of rejection without believing it in his heart, or he does both; or he does an action which is described in the texts as putting one beyond the pale of faith."
However, this explanation of kufr is most lucid and applicable to the sheer gravity, importance, and dire consequences of this universal Message of Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection): "Just as faith for Muslims has to do not with believing but with knowing, so kufr, rejection, is not a lack of belief, not an intellectual position that holds that something is otherwise than is the case, and certainly it is not mere ignorance. Rather it, too, like its correlative iman, presupposes knowledge; for it is an active repudiation of what one knows to be true. This is why it is a sin, and indeed a (the) monstrous sin. It is the one final, cosmic (or some would say, the one final human) wrong; the deliberate saying of 'no' to what one knows to be right." (Wilfred Cantwell Smith, On Understanding Islam: Selected Studies, 1981, page 154)
Therefore most of the Al-Kufr ul Akbar (major disbeliefs) are applicable to those rejecting or disbelieving Allah's (SWT) Signs and surahs upholding the collection, promulgation, recital, explanation and warning of the following:
i) His Call to witness Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection);
ii) His Call to witness His Ruh (self-reproaching Spirit);
iii) His Call to heed Al Naba (The Great News);
iv) His Call to participate in Al Qadr (The Night of Power and Destiny);
v) His Call to confirm His Revelations, Signs, and Warnings (of i-iv).
Thus kaffir (non-believer) here is applied to all humankind, both Muslim and non-Muslim, who reject the Call that God has commanded us to believe in after His Revelations, Signs and Warnings have reached us. The Qur'an clearly warns that many will disbelief, even mock, the Great News and Sure Signs of Al-Qiyamah.
So be forewarned, and in the Hereafter never deny deliverance of this clear Warning: "O ye assembly of Jinns and men! came there not unto you messengers from amongst you, setting forth unto you My signs, and warning you of the meeting of this Day of yours?" Qur'an 6.130
And to those still rejecting, hesitant or unable to make up their minds even after hearing the Great News and shown the Signs, Allah (SWT) questions: "Are they waiting until the Hour comes to them suddenly? All the Signs thereof have already come. Once the Hour comes to them, how will they benefit from their message?" "Why do they not study the Quran carefully? Do they have locks on their minds?" Qur'an 47:18-24
The last paragraph is yet another warning from Allah (SWT) that prior to the Wrath of the End (Al Qariah) humans are offered the Mercy of the Resurrection (Al Qadr). And once the Hour of Al Qariah comes to them, how will they benefit from their contemporary message of Al Qadr i.e., from the Great News of the messengers from amongst you? How will those reading these lines benefit if they continue to doubt and wait, and the Striking Day comes suddenly? What use then will be the Mercy and Compassion of Al Qadr (Night of Destiny) if the morn of the Al Qariah (Striking Day) ends His Peace? Why doesn't the Ummah then not study the Quran with painstaking effort to avoid the errors, mistranslation and ignorance of the ulema that have presently paralyzed their minds from believing the Great News? Why don't they use their own mental faculties and intelligence to understand Al- Qiyamah, the heart and soul of the living, breathing Quran? Living and breathing because God Almighty is now talking directly to you through His Holy Book! After all, it is Allah (SWT) who has now called out to all Believers with this Decree: "I do call to witness the Resurrection Day; And I do call to witness the self-reproaching Spirit." He is specifically addressing you in particular (and Believers is general) to do so!
Only now in this modern age of universal education, mass media and publishing technology—after 14 centuries and unlike the illiterate past—is it possible to own and be sufficiently literate to "study the Quran carefully" in languages they understand best.* And just in case the Believers start studying the entire Qur'an, it must be stressed that Allah (SWT) is referring specifically to those eschatological Signs and surahs upholding His Call to bear witness of the Resurrection! They must thoroughly examine and understand the Signs that have already manifested, and set forth by messengers from amongst themselves.
Without question, to "study the Quran carefully" means using one's own mental faculties, not those of the ulema (Muslim clergy) who have for centuries put "locks on their minds" and are the very reason for the Ummah's present predicament i.e., their unprecedented kaffir-like mindset, reaction, rejection and mocking of His Call, Signs and Great News of the Resurrection. They must know that during Al Qadr no 'graves are going to open up' as this is His Night of Compassion and Mercy. So "Peace!... This until the rise of the morn!" (Quran 97:5)
"There is so much blind faith, there is so much of wrong ideas, so much of organizational fortresses they have built. All kinds of nonsensical things are going on in this world, but they'll all be finished."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Vienna, Austria, 8 June 1988
"We are now in the Blossom Time, as I call it, because many flowers are born and they are to become the fruits. This is the Resurrection Time, which is described in all the scriptures. But it’s not like this, the way they had described us. Something wrong with them that all the dead bodies who are in the graves will come out of the graves. I mean, how much is left out of them, God knows. Must be some bones or maybe some skulls there. So they’ll come out of the graves and they will get their Resurrection!!!? This is a very wrong idea.
Once I happened to meet a fellow, a Muslim from Bosnia and he told Me, "I want to die for my religion, for God’s sake." I said, "But why? Who told you to die?" He said, "Now, if I die in the name of God, I’ll be resurrected." I said, "It’s all wrong. That’s not the way it is going to work out. Resurrection is going to work out this way that at this time, all these souls will take their birth. All these souls will take their birth and they will be resurrected. As human beings they’ll have to come."
That’s why we find all kinds of funny people these days, all kinds of cruel, criminal, all kinds of idiotic, stupid, I mean very queer, weird, funny ideas which find such, such a variety of people and such a tremendous population that we should understand they have to have their chance of Resurrection. But how many will come? That’s the point. How many are going to come?"
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Philadelphia, USA — October 15, 1993
So Peace to all Believers bearing witness to the Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah)! So Peace to all Believers bearing witness to His self-reproaching Spirit (Ruh)! So Peace to all Believers resurrecting themselves during this blessed Night of Power and Destiny (Al Qadr)! So Peace to all Believers of the Great News (Al Naba)! So Peace until the dreadful morn of the Great Calamity, the Striking Day (Al Qariah) against the Unbelievers (Al-Kafirun)!
Last, but not the least, the Qur'an insists that ample warning of impending calamity must be always delivered by His messengers:
"That is because thy Lord would never destroy the cities unjustly, while their inhabitants were heedless." (Quran 6.131);
"Never did We destroy a population, but had its warners - By way of reminder; and We never are unjust." (Quran 26:208-209);
"And never did Thy Lord destroy the townships, till He had raised up in their mother-town a messenger reciting unto them Our revelations." (Quran 27:59);
This cardinal rule has been expressly complied with and Warning of the impending Great Calamity repeatedly announced and fearlessly upheld by the incarnation of His Ruh for more than three decades until Her retirement in 2008 at the age of 85. (Since Jesus is the mandatory Sign of the Hour [Quran 43:61], and as the Comforter promised and sent by God Almighty in Jesus' name, She has also ceaselessly glorified Christ and His Message of the Last Judgment.)
"I should do something to bring sense to these people (humanity). Something should happen to them otherwise what I see is a complete disaster. It is going to happen. I do not want to frighten you like Mrs Thatcher does about the Russians. That might be imaginary. But this is real. I am warning you that the Disaster is going to come as destruction itself."
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
London, UK, 6 June 1983
"The Last Judgment has started. We are facing the Last Judgment today. We are not aware of it. And all the satanic forces have come out like the wolves in sheep's clothes. And they are trying to attract you and you do not judge them. You only sit down and judge the Reality. It has started! It is a fact! It has started!"
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
Kingston, UK, 6 November 1980
"I have such respect for so many of them (Muslims). I wish they could accept that this is not Jihad time anymore but Qiyamah Time, the Resurrection Time, the Blossom Time. Are they going to miss it?"
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
— "Muslim illiteracy worldwide stands at about 51 percent for all age groups over fifteen. Despite a rapid increase in primary school enrollment, only 45 percent of Muslim children aged six to eleven attend primary school. An even larger gap exists at higher levels of research." - Martin S. Kramer, Arab awakening and Islamic revival, 1996, page 280;
— "The vast majority of Muslims do not speak Arabic as their native tongue" - Christine Huda Dodge, The everything understanding Islam, 2003, page 21;
— "The degree of knowledge of Arabic determines a person's understanding of the Islamic creed. The Quran, the Hadith and Sira traditions (Prophetic sayings and actions), and the writings of the early Islamic scholars and jurists were in Arabic. Imam Shafei (767- 820), the founder of the Shafei School of Sunni jurisprudence, advocated that every Muslim should learn Arabic, at least to the point of reciting the Quran (Hourani 1991, 68). Most non-Arab Muslims do not understand Arabic." - Elie Elhadj, The Islamic Shield, 2006, page 22;
— "If your mother tongue is not Arabic, Satan (or his troops) will encourage you to read the Quran in Arabic. Why does he do that? Because he knows that you will not understand enough of it. The majority of those who learn Arabic to study the Quran do not excel enough to understand the implication or interpretation of certain words when used in a special way in the Arabic language. They will have a lot of shortcomings. Many Pakistani and Indian Muslims are forced as children to read the Quran in Arabic and still as adults read the Quran in Arabic but they do not understand a single word of what they read... The Quran is a message, not just another beautiful language book. If you cannot read it in Arabic do not wait until the day you excel in your Arabic language, because this day may never come. Trust God and know that He is the teacher of the Quran. He will teach in any language and to any nationality, He created all things. Read your Quran today, (do not wait any longer,) in any language that you can understand and master and leave the rest to God.” Dr. Rashad Khalifa, Ph.d.
"The only way for the two religions to live side by side is for the Christian to be the majority, as it is in the United States and most of Europe. But in countries where the Muslims are the dominating majority, the concept of living side by side becomes very hard. Christians are told to love their enemy. Muslims are told that they will not be punished for taking a non-Muslim's life or money."
Emad Girgis, USA
"I do not think Islam can live side by side with any religion in this world. People are fighting on the name of Islam all over the world. From Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Russia - Chechnya, India - Pakistan, Somalia, Nigeria, Egypt, Iran - Iraq, Israel - Palestine it's Islam fighting all over the world"