Should Foreigners Be Choosing Canada for Stay or Business?

Canada uses a lot of money from foreigners. They bring wealthy foreigners here under false promises of a great future; and, they also make them invest in Canadian products and services. Reality is that even I was brought here through cunning marketing schemes that sold Canada to my family by telling us that we will have a great life there. But, I have been abused so many times over 20 years. Unbelievable!

Canadian system is a COMPLETE FAIL. A lot of Canadians I have come across fail to document severe abuse that is taking place inside academic organizations and workplaces; instead they only notice the abusers’ titles before they help the abusers throw the victim(s) out of the office—this experience is similar to murdering or raping someone. Some Canadians, especially White people, are extremely abusive; and, they talk like they own the entire planet although they are very ignorant of other cultures. I was stunned when I read that Vancouver’s Real Estate is being run by the Chinese. I was surprised when I heard this because I have been observing how Chinese people are being mistreated inside Canada. One thing that I have seen about some White people is that they raid you with their abusive and pushy behavior; wait for your feelings and emotions to get all tied up; and, then laugh at you further or contort you further when your words or behaviour don’t come out so well. Actually, this is the type of joke that is being played over and over again. A Chinese friend of mine was mistreated by a senior professional who belonged to the Events Industry; thus, I felt forced to note this here; there have also been discussions by reliable individuals of the severe abuse Chinese employees are facing in the Events industry; and, then there is this article titled “‘Widespread’ workplace abuse persists for Chinese restaurant workers”. I am sure that this kind of abuse is common towards coloured people; and, that even some coloured people also abuse other coloured individuals this way because doing so helps them fit into some existing lens! This is because some people are being sanitized to work a certain way. See this movie about how some Canadians obtain sexual consent. You will see what I mean by “being conditioned a certain way”. All this abuse is a group thing! This kind of hoax is pulled at unsuspecting foreigners on routine basis. For example, when I got here from Pakistan, I used to think that every race make up just one unit simply because racism is not taught in Islam—did Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) propagate this message because he knew that racism causes mental illnesses? But, in Canada I was taught the concept of  racism and how White people are better than other races. This idea was slowly and painstakingly drilled into my head by Canadians—this is an example of mental and emotional abuse that occurs daily in Canada.

Canada needs to make up her mind! They need to either stop calling foreigners to their country; or they need to learn and respect their culture. I am using “they” to refer to those Canadians who are choosing to abuse and discriminate against colored people—know that Canada is one of the most racist countries in the world where many colored people are just hiding their personal ordeals. For example, Shreya Samanat points out in her article “Top 12 Most Racist Countries in the World” that US is one of the most racist country in the world; Shreya somehow fails to mention Canada, which I believe is due to lack of reported data; but, Scott Gilmore points out in the article “Canada’s race problem? It’s even worse than America’s” that Canada’s racism problem is far worse than America’s.

Thus, I am doing all of this on my own. I know that the Canadian mainstream media is not going to cover these issues simply because Canadian media is made up mostly White people; and, Canada is a very colour-coded and racist country. I have no clue what kind of people are living in this country? I personally don’t have a strong feeling of belonging even if I have some great friends; I am forced to navigate through my career by making a list of people (abusers/bullies) with whom I should never connect. I feel stranded in Canada; and, I cannot sleep so well knowing that I live next to animals. I have learned over time that they only take our money and resources; and, then leave us at some psychiatrist’s office or on the streets.

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How Trauma Stays With The Victims For Longer

Traumatic memories are always going to bother the victims simply because it is easier to remember traumatic events. For instance, someone who has been attending University of Toronto might realize that the colored people are not allowed or discouraged from being part of the faculty. Quite frankly! You should count how many White people are teaching in Canadian universities or colleges that are based in cities that have lots of colored people—such as Brampton and Mississauga. The halls of University of Toronto Mississauga Campus are filled with Brown people. When I was studying at this campus some years ago, it was actually referred to as the “Brown Campus”. But, how many of these graduates are graduating to become teachers at this university? I know that some of these graduates have learned to flee from the academia and that they have learned this in a group setting. I can easily state this because I know a few of these ambitious graduates. I also know that even after years have passed, they fail to apply to any jobs that are offered by the Canadian academic organizations. In some cases, the trauma that is felt by watching people of same skin color being excluded from teaching positions is really that deep. I find this knowledge very interesting because I can clearly see why Canada fails to utilize the talent that she has created with so much talent. Talk about twisted bonds! LOL! I personally think that they are doing the right thing as they walk away. According to Simona Chiose’s article “Justice on Campus”, Canadian universities hush around 90% of the abuse cases, which I think allows abusers to stay and mingle with the rest. So like my friends say, “If you are away from such people, then you aren’t missing out much”.

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Islam Gave Women Their Rights Before the West Did

Islam as it was practised in old times is ahead of the modern western countries. For example, American women could not have a legal will before 1809. Read  “Social Stratification and Inequality“. But, several rights including the right to have property, will, jobs, and a free life were given to the Muslim women around 1400 years ago. Read article “This is how Islam led the world with women’s rights“.

This knowledge is the reason why I am still a Muslim although I have been abused in the past by Muslims and non-Muslims. Being a Muslim is a much bigger deal than just trying to fit in. I think the Muslim world stopped protecting the women because it’s people were distracted by things like TV, money, power, and status. Seeking power is known to destroy the brain, which is how some men have a strong need to continuously raid women with their words and bodies. Survivors of any sort of abuse are braver in nature because they have realized that declaring their independence and freedom cripples the abusers. I think that the truly free people of this modern world will be lead by such survivors.

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Trump Talks Like Psychopath Eric Harris

Some years before Trump was elected, I was busy researching some writing courses about Mystery Fiction. Thus, I had a brief introduction to the Psychopath Eric Harris’s journal. Eric Harris was responsible for the Columbine High School Massacre that took place in 1999. I read it and left it rather quickly and without finishing it. I had to stop reading it because I am a poet; I feel lots of pain while reading such odd writings. It was painful because there is real poetry behind what he is actually trying to say. For example, he says that everyone has their own opinion so what makes you different? (p 26, 003) This is a question a good poet can answer after some thorough analysis of the self and others. Then he starts using his evil side where he says that people who already have misery in their lives should be killed (p 26,004).  I was very surprised to read stuff like this in a psychopath’s journal. I think what makes him wonderful is his ability to talk like he is reading poetry. I have read lots of poems and everytime I read some of Eric’s words, I feel a bit dizzy due to the strong lyrical sentences that is there. No wonder, he could generate copycats so quickly.

Now look at how Trump talks. Some of his comments are here in the NY Times article, “The 550 People, Places, and Things Donald Trump Has Insulted On Twitter: A Complete List“.  Here you can read a lot of his rude comments that include using insulting words and phrases like “incompetent”, “Sloppy Steve”, “dumped like a dog by almost everyone”, and “have no talent”. Now listen to the “I am the least racist person there is” poem, which is part of Robert Sear’s book “Beautiful Poetry of Donald Trump“. Again, you can see the same trend: soothing words combined with angry ones. This is how he is also generating copycats, people who are willing to follow him blindly. I think that the Hate crimes against Muslims, which took place after Trump was elected, are an example of copycat behaviour.

Even the most brilliant man in this world, Noam Chomsky, warned against Trump. Actually, he has been warning us for quite some while. Listen to his words. In this video, he says that you have to do something crazy in order to get public attention. Wow! This is something both Eric Harris and Trump think about a lot. I am sure you will start feeling more in control and comforted after listening to Noam Chomsky. Feel free to walk away from Trump because his speech is designed to break your character and personality just like Eric Harris’s speech does.

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Is There Any Point of Holding Peace Conferences in Abu Dubai or UAE?

I just watched a Peace conference that just took place in Abu Dubai, “Fifth Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies” (video 1, video 2, video 3). In Video 2, Manal Mohammad Omar who is the CEO of “Across Red Lines USA” stated, “Extremists target women as perpetrators and as victims. One of the things that destabilizes a community is to destabilize the women who are usually the backbone of the community. The way this can be countered is to integrate women from the very beginning into all phases whether it is economic, security, nation building, and especially at the time of transition.”

Nice words! I already know that this is the answer simply because I was never integrated really well in Canada. I struggled a lot to achieve whatever I could achieve; and, I can see how my lack of knowledge is directly related to Canada’s inability to properly integrate qualified and talented colored women. A White friend of mine got a job after crying at an interview; and, I was not given a job because a male interviewer complained that I was not making “sufficient” eye contact. The reality is that I did make eye contact with him even when I was under pressure to make eye contact with everyone else at a panel interview. This male interviewer tried deleting an entire situation from my mind by gaslighting me. He told me that I will be working with him; and, thus I should be making eye contact with him. I felt that he wanted me to think that he was more important than the other interviewers; and, that is why he was trying to find a way to chide me. What if he was thinking of forcing me to do something later on! I mean making eye contact during sex is also very important; and, Canadian corporate companies tend to shove a whole lot of stuff about assaults and abuse under the rug. These kinds of sadistic moves are very common in Canada.

Now let us discuss how Manal’s warm words lack meaning inside my mind! According to Wikipedia, Princess Latifa is the daughter of the Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minister of UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. #FreeLatifa campaign is being run by the “UAE Civil and Criminal Justice Specialists”. According to the official website of #FreeLatifa campaign, Princess Latifa dissapeared on March 4th 2018 with the help of a French businessman and former navy officer Hervé Jaubert. She was caught with the help of the Indian Coast Guards and returned to Abu Dubai. The court issued a very brief statement that she is okay at her home, which is what tells me that we are dealing with someone who is highly narcissistic in nature. You can read some of my commentary in the blog post, “Please Help! Princess Latifa Of Dubai Is In Extreme Danger Please Help! Princess Latifa Of Dubai Is In Extreme Danger“. In this post, I have left a link to the “Human Rights Watch” page that discusses how women are mistreated in UAE.

Here are two quotes that tell you what this Princess thinks of the ruler of Abu Dubai and Prime Minister of UAE, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“I’ve been mistreated and oppressed all of my life,” she wrote one day, according to an email shared by Jaubert. “Women are treated like subhumans. My father … can’t continue to do what he’s been doing to us all.” Source: Missing Emirati princess ‘planned escape for seven years’

He’s the most evil person I’ve ever met in my life. He’s pure evil. There’s nothing good in him. He’s responsible for so many people’s deaths and ruining so many people’s lives.

He doesn’t care about anyone. Source: Sheikha Latifa Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Princess Dubai Royal Family Full Video.

OK! I think that all the Peace conferences and meetings that are held in UAE from here onwards should invite the princesses and any other female members of the Royal Family and should involve them in discussions about Women Rights. Obviously after reading about Princess Latifa’s condition, I am not going to sit and derive lots of lessons from Abu Dubai’s Peace conferences.

Lastly, I must comment that Manal’s words were still a bit comforting. I mean it is very hard for colored women to be properly integrated and be respected in Canada; and, that is how Canadian communities and society are very unstable in nature. So it still helps to listen to what a foreigner is telling you.

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My Visit to Toronto 2018 Parliament of World’s Religions

My Story

Here are two reasons why I went to The Parliament of World’s Religions Toronto 2018 event.

Several years ago, when I was still in my twenties, I met a wonderful Chinese-Canadian woman. I was fresh from Pakistan where I had lived in a city that did not had Internet or libraries. I only had access to books from my school and one bookstore. That is all I had! As a result of this, I was not educated in Politics, Religions, and Global Issues. The only thing I learned in some detail was Islam and how Islam ties all humans as one brotherhood by declaring anti-racist statements. My Chinese-Canadian friend introduced me, just a little bit, to her religion Buddhism as well as some political issues. Our hearts were pure and young; and, we really loved and trusted each other. I wanted to learn from her; and, I promised her that one day I will make time to learn these things. However, I lost contact with her some years ago because she ran away from her hometown due to domestic abuse—she had always made sure that I never saw or met her close family members except for one uncle (safer person) because she was very scared of them and she did not want me to mix with them for some reason. She hid her plan to leave from me because she did not want me to feel any pain or injury; and, instead of telling me what was going to happen, she treated me to dinner and a heartfelt chat the night after she left forever. It was heartbreaking to lose someone so awesome! But, I needed to keep the promise I made with her simply because I felt that doing so is an appropriate way of celebrating a champion like L.C. She was telepathic just like me. I still remember doing a reading with her while sitting outside the North Building of University of Toronto Mississauga. She used to say, “Arzoo, let more and more people see you. They will fall in love with you”. She did a complete makeover of my thoughts and behaviour through her generous company and comments. L.C. is the reason why I find the current fights that are taking place between the Muslims and Buddhists meaningless.

The second reason for attending this transformative event is one of my lucid dreams. On Oct 28, I wrote the post “Dream of ‘Breaking Bread’ With Friends” in which I discussed how I dreamt of meeting Dr. Craig Considine and some of his friends. This lucid dream took place around a year before Oct 28, 2019; my precognitive dreams can take place several months and rarely some years before they are actually fulfilled. After seeing this dream, I felt sure that I will meet some great speakers at this particular event; and, that I must not miss. As a result of all this struggle, this dream was actualized on Nov 03; and, I wrote about on this on Nov 04.

Please journey further with me and learn about this spectacular event!

Morning Assemblies

Indigenous Peoples’ Assembly

Cree Nation’s National Chief Perry Bellegarde discussed five elements of self-identification: languages, lands, laws, people, and government. He said that language is vital for identity; and, that the Aboriginal nations have both rights and responsibilities. He stressed that there are two laws in Canada: Civil Law and Common Law. But, there is a third law that must be recognized: Creators Law/Natural Law/First Nations Law.

Margaret Lokawua of “Women Environmental Conservation Project” reviewed the sexual rights and health issues of indigenous women. She commented that the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) is essential for protecting and empowering of Indigenous women. She said that the women can revitalize their indigenous community, which includes working on existing problems including environmental issues.

Dr. Wilton Littlechild stated that there is a strong need to pay attention to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). He mentioned that there is a strong need for justice and reconciliation for the victims of the residential schools. Some principles of reconciliation that were identified by Dr. Littlechild are 1) UNDRIP;  2) constitutional and treaty rights of  First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people; 3) reconciliation through sharing, apology, and commemoration; action to address destructive impacts on Aboriginal society; 4) and revitalization and integration of the Aboriginal cultural revitalization, knowledge systems, histories, and laws.

The “Countering War, Hate & Violence” Assembly

Rev. Dr. Shanta D. Premawardhana mentioned that religion shares love and inclusion, which is failing because extremists are using religions as tools to meet their own needs. He said that we can overcome this by exploring different traditions and religions. He said that he has taken his organization, OMNIA, to Northeastern Nigeria where he and his team has built 52 interfaith peacemaking teams. These groups are able to build power so that they can act collaboratively while working with those in the margins and building the contextual theologies that comes from below (not “top-down” but “bottom-up”).

Father Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam discussed several aspects of World Peace. One such facet around which peace is centered is human dignity. He said that humans have the right to live; right to have bodily integrity; right to have access to means needed for development including food, clothing, shelter, health care, rest, and social services.

Sakeena Yakubi, Founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) and Afghanistan’s mother of education, shared a picture of the Afghanistan that existed around 40 years ago. She stated that 40 years ago,  Afghanistan was a beautiful and peaceful country. Afghanis could go anywhere they wanted to without feeling scared. They trusted everyone and everybody; thus they were free and fully enjoyed their freedom. But war has destroyed everything. Afghanis don’t trust others anymore because every day they have to deal with bomb threats and murders.

Plenaries

The “Faith and Interfaith: From Grassroots to Global” Plenary

Emcee Tarunjit Butalia introduced the plenary by offering greetings from various religions of this world. Some of the salutations included Native American greeting “To-hi-du-lit” (Good Peace of mind, body, and spirit); Jewish greeting “Shalom” (Hello, Peace); Baha’i greeting “Allah O’ Abha” (God is the most glorious); Hindu greeting “Namaste” (I salute the divinity in you); Islamic greeting “Assalam-u-Alaikum (May the peace and blessings of God be upon you); and, Christian greeting “This is the day which the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it”.

Valarie Kaur of the “Revolutionary Love project” shared that she has always wanted her daughter to inherit a nation where women are believed. She stated that in the US a global trend is on the rise: far-right movements now have power and they are threatening democracy and human rights including women rights. She said that every day she asks the same question: “What if this darkness is not the darkness of the tomb but the darkness of the womb. What if America is not dying but waiting to be born. What if a new world is waiting to be born?”

His Excellency, Cardinal Blasé Cupich, started his speech by bringing up the shooting that took place at the Tree of Life synagogue of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2018. He called for the healing of the victims of this shooting by emphasizing that people of all faiths are joined together in solidarity for this Anti-Semitic act. He noted that the younger generation is playing a crucial role in creating change in the society. He further reviewed how the world is using wars to settle conflicts; and, how it cares less about what is being left for the future generation while collecting all the reaped profits. Then, Cardinal Blasé Cupich continued discussing that the current economy, environment, and politics must be changed with the help of this world’s religions.

The Closing Plenary

John Troy, Mayor of Toronto, addressed the Closing Plenary with the message that underlying values of religions are the same; and, they have to do with treating people with dignity, respect, humanity, and compassion. He stressed the importance of bringing people together in this world where some people are trying to divide, cause conflict, and cause something that is worse than ideological or faith related conflict.

Bob Rae mentioned that we need to fully realize how destructive and terrible the power of hate is; and, we also need to understand the tragedy that religion has been used to give rise to as much hate as it has given to love. We have to fight and we must challenge those who are using faiths as instruments of hate and destruction.

Larry Greenfield stated that Religions of World must reverse the ways of tolerating inequality wherever it appears; discrimination on basis of race and gender; any other violations of human dignity; mistreatment of animals; destruction of Earth’s resources; and other movements that channel these processes.

Lectures

Lecture 1: Citizen Engagement: How Democracies Can Thrive in the Age of Populism

Speaker: John Ralston Saul

During his lecture, “Citizen Engagement: How Democracies Can Thrive in the Age of Populism”, John Ralston Saul provided some context that is required for one to become an engaged citizen. He said that the citizen is the source of legitimacy of state. It is not the constituency because emperors can lose their power if they are unable to help the people. Then, he compared nationalism, populism, and democracy. He stressed that the Citizen Model allows people to clean up the corruption by granting them power to do so.

Lecture 2: Faiths Rising with Global, Local Multi-Faith Environmental Leadership: Connecting with GreenFaith

Speakers: Fletcher Harper, Irene Woodard, Estrella Sainburg, Malik Saafir, Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo, Gopal Patel, Kyle Lemel, and Nana Firman.

Green Faith interfaith coalition addresses environmental issues holistically. They discussed how they are building new policies, resources, and tools that will allow people of faith to act as engaged activists who are ready to change the environment. The speakers reviewed some religious teachings to show critical role of religion in saving the environment. They further discussed how Green Faith achieves its objectives by coordinating several campaigns and mobilizations ; e.g., “The Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice” that took place in New York in Sep, 2018.

Lecture 3: An Offering of the Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad to the Christians of the World in the 21st Century

Speakers: Charles Upton, John Andrew Morrow, Jennifer Doane Upton, Abdul Malik Mujahid, and Craig Considine

The speakers are part of the Covenants Initiative that seeks to tell the world about how Prophet Mohammad of Islam formed covenants to protect the Christians. The speakers challenged the current Christians to oppose Islamophobia because the current Muslims are opposing how ISIS is slaughtering Christians and Muslims. One of the speakers quoted Prophet Mohammad: “And even as they honor and respect me, so shall Muslims care for [the Christians] as being under our protection and whensoever any distress or discomfort shall overtake them, Muslims shall hold themselves in duty bound to aid and care for them, for they are a people subject to my Nation, obedient to their word, whose helpers also they are”. To listen to the full lecture, click here.

You can visit the official website of Parliament of World’s Religions here; Twitter Account Updates and Live Feeds are available here.

I took some photos with the help of my cellphone simply because I broke my camera, Samsung Digital Camera (pink color), a while ago. Here is the movie of the event. Please enjoy!

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Lucid Dreams suggest that women should be leaders in peacebuilding

I have previously discussed how I have been receiving Lucid Dreams about unjust bloodshed ever since I was a teenager. I thought today that lucid dreams are usually used to open scientific codes or understand rules that are invisible without investigation. So why am I getting signals of this sort? Before I answer this question, I will narrate to you some of my dreams.

In one dream, I was inside Iraq. There was a large wall behind which injured people were hiding. A spirit took me to the other side of the wall. A man complained to me about the condition of those who were harmed. I looked at everyone who was bleeding and dying. After feeling their misery and looking at their dire condition, I flew away and promised that I will do something.

You can read three other lucid dreams here:

Watch Out: Journalists Around The Globe Are In Extreme Danger. In this dream, I hid behind a vehicle; saw murder of a well-known American journalist; woke up and investigated slowly; and, then reported this on social media by using a relevant article. I plan to now reveal everything I see during my lucid dreams even if I cannot find an article about it.

Creating Change. This post shows two dreams. In the lucid dream that I had while I was a teenager, I froze due to fear. So I did not learn what to do next. I say this because dreams are training grounds. I once learned how to help someone deliver a baby by using my lucid dreams. In the second dream that is mentioned here, I used a voice to investigate. I asked my spirit guide  to tell me,”What will happen if I did not help out with Human Rights related issues?”

There are more such dreams which will be shared in my first book.

To answer my original inquiry, I researched the terms, “women+peacebuilding+better” in Google today. After some browsing, I found the article “Can women make the world more peaceful? Here is a quote:

The results demonstrated that women do have a positive and significant impact on peace, as encouraging their participation increases the probability of violence ending within a year by 24%…implementing gender quotas for national legislatures could increase the probability of violence ending within five years by 27%.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I rest my case.

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Watch Out! Journalists Around the Globe Are In Extreme Danger

Around a year ago, I had an odd dream; and, I told myself that I will investigate this slowly. I went slowly because the guy I dreamt about was and is still alive and well. Before I narrate this dream to you, I must comment that I had dreams of protests, bloodshed, and war zones (specifically Iraq and Afghanistan) before. These dreams are warnings of events that are actually taking place or will take place in the future; and, they do bother me during sleep and while I am awake. I have seen a real angel, Angel of Death, in my sleep a couple of times. This is how I can have dreams of death. I have a female relative and a female friend who demonstrated the same ability, which is how I know that my mind isn’t just spooking out and giving me nightmares. Another way, I know that everything is okay with these dreams is that I get them when I think about two of my favourite American authors. I think that Angel of Death gets attracted to creative people faster. This is what I saw:

I was watching some famous American journalists mingle with the rest at a protest in America. Suddenly, there was some sort of chaos that erupted, the source of which I did not fully catch. I remember that I felt that some people, maybe it was the cops, were using guns to injure journalists. I was hiding somewhere; and, I peeked at the scene every now and then. Then I screamed in fear as I saw dead body of a well-known American journalist and writer. He was dead; and, he looked very peaceful. I woke up soon after this dream.

I wanted to drop this guy an email about my dream; but, then I kept thinking that I also get dreams that show only some elements of reality. Another fact that daunted me was that I have never met him in real life. Thus, he did not knew anything about my character; and, I did not knew anything about his character. Can I really offer any commentary about my strong telepathic experiences regarding him without establishing trust? No! So I started checking his social media regularly; I even left a leak on one of his friend’s Twitter account; and, I am glad that he is still alive and well. Today, I found the video “Deadly Year for Journalists” on AJ+; and, realized that the rest of the journalists were in danger too. I think that that is what the dream was actually trying to convey.

If you are a journalist or are friends with one or some of them, kindly watch out for them. I feel something bad is going on; and, I am sincerely hoping that people will get to the root of this organized crime soon.

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Marriage Of Princess Jodha With King Akbar: History Tells You That Manner of Conduct Can Confuse People

I have watched the movie “Jodha Akbar” a couple of times simply because that era still fascinates me a bit. Princess Jodha, or Mariam-uz-Zamani, was a Rajput, just like me. She was offered in marriage to King Akbar to protect her father’s kingdom. I don’t like this about some of the Rajput men of that time. Some of them did not knew how to protect their kingdom; and thus many Rajput princesses were offered to Akbar. I believe that Akbar was a very confusing man because he called himself Muslim but had more than 4 wives, which he took through political pressure. Note that 4 wives are allowed to Muslim men but this requires free and aware consent from each woman. The idea behind this ruling is to dodge ball issues like “protecting divorced women” or “having children when the first wife cannot reproduce”. This is why despite this ruling, having a monogamous relationship is preferred given the current state of affairs and how just the man really is.

By marrying many Rajput princesses, King Akbar destroyed his name in history. He did two things that fall under the category of “Abuse and Groom” that lead to “Stockholm Syndrome”. First, he did not let these women play any political role in his court.

Akbar took many Rajput princesses in marriage. The rajas had much to gain from the link to imperial family. Akbar made such marriages respectable for Rajputs.[20] However, it is noteworthy that Akbar’s Rajput wives (including Mariam-uz-Zamani) did not play any political role in the Mughal court. Source: Wikipedia.

Secondly, he allowed the Hindu women to practise Hinduism.

Akbar did not convert any of his Hindu wives to Islam and permitted the Hindu inmates of his harem to perform their rituals in the palace, and even participated in them sometimes. Source: Wikipedia.

This is the usual “Abuse and Groom” phase that can cause “Stockholm Syndrome”.

In contrast, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) was a very different man who practiced a completely different path. For instance, he married women and gave them status during the times when women and girls used to be buried alive and sold in marriages. Islam gave them the right to have education, job, property, vote, and be politically involved (article 1, article 2). Some text state that Mohammad had polygamous relationships with around 13 wives; only wife Aisha was a virgin woman. Other text suggest that Mohammad did not had polygamous relationships but his marital affairs were monogamous in nature. In addition, Aisha was around 20 years old when she consented to marry Mohammad. Add to this the fact that Mohammad looked and appeared young because he was lucid in nature; I know this from experience because I am lucid too and thus I look younger as well.

So, this debate is over! Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) was a better man than King Akbar. I am going back to finish the rest of my tasks!

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