FOREWORD FROM THE AUTHOR

I describe myself as a Muslim Activist, but more on the transformational context. I hate war or any form of violent act done against my person, loved ones, friends and helpless people by those who use their political power for terrorism. I write for peace and I shall always initiate any form of positive transformation in my own social, cultural and political milieu.

Ako po ay isang manunulat ng katotohanan at kapayapaan. Hangad ko po na maiugnay ang aking diwa sa positibong pamamaraan. Lahat po ng artikulong nababasa ninyo dito sa aking blog ay mga orihinal kong katha at ipinagbabawal ko ang pagkopya at paggamit ng mga ito ng walang PERMISO mula sa akin. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Isang pasasalamat


Ang mga aklat ng aking mga kaibigan. Mula sa kaliwa: 
Writings 8 ni Mike Portes
Real life ni Dolly Palisada, The Dove Files ni Mike Portes at 
Makata sa Cell phone ni Frank Rivera.




Real Life at ang aking pananaw ukol sa 
charity o Pagkawang-gawa.




Mensahe ni Yolly Palisada.



Ang diwa ko ay balot ng pasasalamat sa mga taong naging parte na ng buhay ko sa facebook. 

Bagama't kami ay hindi pa nagkikita, ramdam ko ang mga sinseridad nila sa salita at gawa.

Ang adbokasiya ko po sa Facebook at sa iba't-iba pang social sites sa internet ay para sa pagkawang-gawa at kapayapaan.

Alay ko sa kanilang lahat ang artikulong ito.

Mula sa puso ko para sa kani-kanilang mga puso. 


Una na rito ay isang pasasalamat ang alay ko sa aking mga kaibigan na mga batikang manunulat na si Mike Portes at Dolly Palisada.

Nakalakip sa kani-kanilang mga aklat ang aking pananaw ukol sa pagtulong sa mga nangangailangan.

Sa aklat naman ni Frank Rivera na 'Makata sa Cellphone' ay taglay nito ang aking mga tula.

Si Mike Portes ay kilala sa kanyang progresibo at makabayang paninindigan at humahanga ako sa taos-puso niyang pagtulong sa mga nangangailangan. 

Sa panahong ng pagbaha sa lalawigan ng Maguindanao at siyudad ng Cotabato City, hindi nagdalawang isip si Mike na makiramay sa mga kababayan niyang Bangsamoro. Saludo ako sa kanyang dedikasyon.

Ang kaibigan kong si Dolly ay tunay ring may ginintuang puso. Kasama ang aking kaibigan na si Ruby Pearl Dapitan, dalawa silang tumulong at nakiramay sa mga kapwa ko Bangsamoro.

Higit sa lahat ay ang aking Kuya Ben Leano na laging walang pinipili kapag pagtulong ang pinag-uusapan.

Salamat rin sa aking kaibigan na si Marlene Damolo Howe. Isa ring taong may pagmamahal sa Bangsamoro Muslims.

Sila ay iilan lamang sa mga tunay kong kaibigan na kasama ko sa aking adbokasiya.

Ang kaibigan kong si Jojie Suarez ay isa ring inspirasyon sa facebook.

Si Ate Anita, Fidel Mariveles, ML Kuker, Vigie Santos, Marife Guzman, Rina Imperial, Tin Lagman, Nahz Mamaluba Asi, Ate Lucita Gabordo, Kuya Eduardo Sabordo, Ness Estorque, Peter Jimenea, Menchu Arandilla, ate Inday Palmaaguada, ate Estrella Orcena,Louella Cora Lyn Garcia, Elisa Ali, Andre Rolan Abenojar, Ysmael Alpha, Gie Ganibe, Fatma Biruar Yusop, Ivy Tejada, James Frank Olano, Nancy Morco,Renato Tiamzon, Dranreb Inahlij, Carmine Bermejo,at marami pa sila. Kasama na ang lahat ng kamag-anak ko.

Lahat ng kaibigan ko sa facebook ay nasa puso ko. 

Mahalaga silang lahat sa akin.

LAHAT SILA ay aginaldo mula kay Allah. Alhamdullilah.




Sunday, August 4, 2013

Baha





Ito ho ay larawan sa Cotabato City. Tulad ng ibang lugar sa Mindanao na halos ilubog na ng baha. Maging sa buong Pilipinas, ang pagbaha ay isa nang talamak na suliranin.

Nangangailangan ng higit na masusing atensiyon para sa lahat ng mga nasa gobyerno upang maisalba ang kabuhayan ng mga nabibiktima nito. Maraming pamamahay at kabuhayan ang lubog na sa tubig at higit na kaawa-awa ang mga mahihirap dahil lalo silang naghihirap dahil sa kalamidad na ito.

Ang pagtapon ng basura kahit saan at ang pamumutol ng kahoy na walang humpay ay ilan lamang sa mga sanhi ng baha.

Panahon na para mabigyang lunas ang suliranin na ito bago maging huli ang lahat para sa ating lahat.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Going gaga over Lady Gaga




By Princess Maleiha B. Candao

The singer is getting much publicity for the local government's subjective standard on what is morally right for the youth to view.


A publicity that serves the singer more than those who oppose her music genre.

Leah Salonga said censorship should be a no, no, for Lady Gaga saying that she is not a satanist as others claim she is for her controversial song, "Judas" (I have not heard of that song for I am not Lady Gaga follower.)


The main point is whether the censorship is fair or is it fair for any music industry to use "crazy publicity" to sell their products?


Do you remember Madonna and her unending gimmick to sell her craft to the public?


Why is the public in return catering to such pseudo-artistic circus?


Or why is the public so attracted to the "twisted and seemingly unacceptable craft that demeans our moral values?"


Why are rebel values getting support?


Is it a statement of rebellion against the church or any faith for that matter because of the widespread hypocrisy on what is expected to be moral but what is happening is the reverse?


Let us examine this issue in depth and not just single-out one artist.


I am not saying that those who oppose the "Gaga show" is wrong.


What I am saying is for us to take a closer and deep look on our professed values and see how this is being practiced in real life.

Just thinking aloud.


(PHOTO NOT MINE)

Friday, May 4, 2012

Mga Sultans Ng Maguindanao (1515 to present)



Mga Sultans ng Maguindanao mula 1515 hanggang sa kasalukuyan.

Bago ko po ibahagi ang totoong listahan ng mga Sultans sa Maguindanao, nais ko po lamang ibahagi na ang nagtatag ng Sultanate ng Maguindanao ay si Shariff Muhammad Kabunsuan.

Si Shariff Muhammad Kabunsuan po ang great great grandfather ng aking   great grandfather na si Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat.


1.Shariff Muhammad Kabunsuan ( 1515)

2. Shariff Makaalang (1543)

3. Datu Bangkaya (1574)

4. Datu Dimasangkay Adil (1579-1584)

5. Datu Gogo Sarikula (1585-1597)

6. Kapitan Laut Buisan (1597-1619)

7. Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat I(1619-1671)

8. Sultan Mohamad Dundang Tidulay (1671-1672)

9. Sultan Muhammad Baranaman (1672-1699)

10.Sultan Jamalal Alam Kuda (1699-1702)

11. Sultan Bayanol Anuar (1702)

12. Sultan Jadar Sedik Manamin (1733)

13. Sultan Tahirudin Malinog (1736)

14. Sultan Pakir Maulana Kairodin Kamsa (1749)

15. Sultan Pakarudin Almanza (1755)

16. Sultan Asmodin Kibad Saharival ( 1780-1805)

17. Sultan Kawasa Anwar (1805-1830)

18. Sultan Jamolal Alam Untong (1830-1854)

19. Sultan Makakua ( 1854-1884)

20. Sultan Jalalodin Pablo (1884-1895)

21. Sultan Manginggra (1896-1906)

22. Sultan Hijaban Mastura Kudarat III (1907-1927)

23. Sultan Tato Esmael (1938-1991)

24. Sultan Abdulaziz Guiwan Mastura Kudarat IV( 1993)

25. Sultan Salem Mastura Kudarat V( 2011 to present)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ano ba ang GInakit?


Ginakit, a photo by Princess of Truth and Peace on Flickr.
Ang Ginakit po sa kulturang Maguindanao ay isang pagpupunyagi sa kasarinlan ni Shariff Muhammad Kabungsuan, ang aking ninuno na siyang nagtayo, o bumuo ng Maguindanao Sultanate. Mula sa kanyang angkan nagmula si Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat.

Ang "Ginakit" ay isa ring seremonya ng mga royal blood families para sa isang kasalan. Ito ay nagpapakita rin kung paano dumating si Shariff Kabunsuan sa Maguindanao.

Sagayan


Sagayan, a photo by Princess of Truth and Peace on Flickr.
Ang deskripsyon ng larawang ito ay mababasa kapag sinundan mo ang link sa flickr profile ko.

Maraming salamat po.

Ang Mga Bangsamoro Muslims


Ginakit, a photo by Princess of Truth and Peace on Flickr.
Pakiusap po na sundan ninyo ang susunod na link ukol sa aking artikulo, The Bangsamoro Muslims.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=423650480979559&set=a.423686627642611.106644.147465571931386&type=1&theater

Salamat po.

➨ Does Islam Promote Violence? (18,000 views)

➨ Does Islam Promote Violence? (18,000 views)

✎ PHOTO NOT MINE

Foreword:

❝ I am posting this for all to know the truth that Islam does not promote war nor aggression but collective peace.

FACTS:

A. There is a misquoted verse in the Holy Qur'an used by anti-Islam groups to mislead the public. As a peaceful Muslim, I find it my obligation to clarify this error.

ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE. If those who use Islam as a tool to hurt others or to get what they want in the guise of religion is condemnable. Extremism is not welcome if peace is to be pursued.

B. I DO NOT TAKE SIDES in the name of peace and truth. Everyone deserves PEACE. You and I want peace, for it is a right that everyone must enjoy regardless of faith and beliefs.

It is my belief that the mind is capable of RESPECTING all ideologies to promote peace by recognizing the rights of everyone regardless of their political creed and faith.

The protagonist in my eyes is the fair and humble man who wants peace at all cost and the antagonist is the man who wants war to institute his personal vested interest in the guise of using a noble cause, while inside his soul is the decaying fiber of hatred and anger.

Thanks to flickr for allowing me to spread the words in my mind, and that is for peace and kindness to rule in the heart of everyone or in the soul of every mind. ❞ ---Princess Maleiha Bajunaid Candao

______________________________________________

➨ UNIVERSAL QUESTION: DOES ISLAM PROMOTE VIOLENCE?
( A credit to Abdul Rehman for his cited verses in the Holy
Quran,)

1. Does Islam promote violence, bloodshed and brutality since the Qur’an says that Muslims should kill the kuffar wherever they find them?

ANSWER: NO. Let us study the following misquoted verses of the Holy Qur'an used by those who want to perpetuate the myth that Islam promotes violence, and exhorts its followers to kill those outside the faith of Islam.

2.What is the particular verse cited by Islam critics to distort Islam as a religion?

This verse: "Kill the mushriqeen (pagans, polytheists, kuffar) wherever you find them". [Al-Qur’an 9:5]

This verse is OFTEN USED by the critics of Islam to show that
Islam promotes violence, bloodshed and brutality. They cite this to support their BIASED theory motivated by religious hatred by identifying Islam with TERRORISM which is the EXACT PROHIBITION IN THE Holy Qura'n.

WHY do the critics of Islam intentionally MISQUOTE this verse? The answer is simple: to show that Muslims WILL NOT SPARE non-Muslims if only to follow this verse and put it in practice. This is an act that ABSOLUTELY DISTORTS the essence of Islam and the ANTI-THESIS OF WHAT ISLAM IS.

This verse SHOWS ONLY A PART of the entire message in the HOLY QURA'N. What the critics DID NOT SHOW are the ENTIRE VERSES which is composed of Surah 1,2,3,4,5,6,7. The intentional skip by not mentioning the other related verses explains the motive of the critics-- TO MISEDUCATE about Islam.

By citing only this particular verse, it provokes MISUNDERSTANDING among the Muslims and the non-Muslims which will lead to an impression that ISLAM is a militant faith and purely anti non-Muslims. If you believe this, you become a victim of the hate campaign against Islam.

Now, in order to understand the entire message of the Holy
Qur'an, let me therefore cite the hidden and intentionally
deleted SURAH 6 by the critics of ISLAM.

It says:
"If one amongst the pagans ask thee for asylum, grant it to him, so that he may hear the word of Allah; and then escort him to where he can be secure that is because they are men without knowledge." [Al-Qur’an 9:6]

What message do you get from this verse? The act of FORGIVENESS, right? But staunch critics of Islam like Arun Shourie in India DID NOT CITE SURAH 6 for obvious reasons. What he kept citing in his arguments is VERSE 5 of Chapter 9 of the holy Qur'an.

Shourie quotes verse 5 of Surah Taubah chapter 9 in his
book "The World of Fatwahs’, on page 572. After quoting verse 5 he jumps to verse 7 of Surah Taubah. Any sensible person will realize that he has skipped verse 6.

3. WHAT THEREFORE IS THE ENTIRE MESSAGE OF
CHAPTER 9 OF THE HOLY QURA'N?

Chapter 9 of the Holy Qura'n is not a message of war but
of Forgiveness. That even if war has to be made against those who violated the rights of Muslims or have transgressed them to serve their evil purpose, still, FORGIVENESS MUST BE GIVEN TO THOSE who seek for it.

Here, please read the lines of this verse:
"But when the forbidden months are past, then fight and slay the Pagans wherever ye find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem (of war); but if
they repent, and establish regular prayers and practice regular charity, then open the way for them: for Allah is oft-forgiving, Most merciful."[Al-Qur’an 9:5]

If you will only read the first part about killing and delete the last lines, you will be guilty of "kitman"..the intentional deletion of important lines in a verse to produce a different "hostile and violent" meaning.

4. WHAT is the REAL STORY behind CHAPTER 9 of the Holy Quran?

Chapter 9 discussed a history of a PEACE TREATY between the Muslims and the Mushriqs (pagans) of Makkah during that time when the following verse was written. The peace treaty was violated by the Mushriqs of Makkah. To consider preserving peace, the Muslims gave the Mushriqs a period of four months to amend their ways otherwise war would be declared against them.

TAKE NOTE of the fairness exercised by the Muslims during that time.: PATIENCE was given to the violators and there was no immediate declaration of war against them. But this point is obviously hidden by Muslim critics.The reason is obvious. It will make their argument ineffective against Islam.

Why many continue to adhere to this distorted belief is beyond my mind, but it is of prime importance that the truth must be told to correct a wrong.

4. Miseducation and hate campaign against Islam:

Surah Taubah chapter 9 verse 5 are being used by the critics of Islam as justification to their allegation that Islam promotes violence, brutality and bloodshed.

In the present international scenario, a true Muslim army General, during a battle, may let the enemy soldiers go free, if they want peace. But which army General will ever tell his soldiers this message if the motive is to subdue or exterminate?

The truth about Islam is granting forgiveness to enemies who repents and secure them in the name of Allah. What is the point of killing?

A true Muslim does not use religion to oppress and terrorize innocent civilians.

This is exactly what Allah (swt) says in the Glorious Qur’an to promote peace in the world.