Monday, February 26, 2024

Do Muslims Wage and Engage in Wars during the month of Ramadan?

 


Ramadan

& The Four Canceled Peaceful Months in Islam

 

Historically, Ramadan was the ninth month of the Arabs' pre-Islamic calendar. It was adopted, practiced, and tweaked by the Islamic prophet Mohammed and his followers from 622 AD onwards.

Some unrealistic and ignorant Western powers (politicians, media outlets, and NGOs) are calling for a ceasefire in Gaza under the pretext of respecting the month of Ramadan because, according to those parties, it is the month of fasting for Muslims and it is forbidden to fight during the month of Ramadan.

This is questionable and far from the historical truth. This would mean abandoning the release of the kidnapped civilian Israeli captives held by the terrorist fanatic group Hamas and other inhumane Islamist terrorists. However, is the above-mentioned statement religiously accurate and is it really not permissible to fight during the month of Ramadan according to Islam?

It is well known that the peaceful months for Arabs and Muslims before the rise of Islam were four mentioned in Surat Al-Tawbah: 36. These four months are divided into three primary months: Dhul-Qa’dah, Dhul-Hijjah, and Muharram, as well as one secondary peaceful month, which is the month of Rajab.

These were the only four sacred peaceful months according to the Qur’an and the consensus of Muslim religious jurists. This fact also confirms that the month of Ramadan is not one of the old four peaceful sacred months.

Moreover, the four peaceful sacred months for Arabs pre-Islam were abolished by the Qur’an in Surat Al-Tawbah after the raid by proxy on Ibn Al-Hadrami, which occurred in the month of the supposedly peaceful month of Rajab in the year 624 AD.

However, Surat Al-Tawbah came to abolish the pre-Islam peaceful sacred months in which fighting was prohibited. Surat Al-Tawbah confirms that Muslims are allowed to raid and fight during all the pre-Islam peaceful sacred months.

The above concrete fact is supported by the following Islamic events:

Mohammed, the Islamic prophet, besieged the civilian people of Taif during the peaceful sacred month of Dhul-Qidah, as proven in the two Sahihs of Muslim and Al-Bukhari.

Umar ibn al-Khattab was the second Rashidun caliph, and the Commander of the Faithful as well as the son-in-law of the Islamic prophet. He was killed on the 26th of Dhul-Hijjah, which is supposedly one of the peaceful sacred months.

Uthman ibn Affan ibn Abi al-As was the third Rashidun caliph, Commander of the Faithful, and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet. He was killed on Friday, the 18th of the supposedly peaceful holy month of Dhul-Hijjah.

Also, Al-Hussein bin Ali, the grandson of Muhammed, the Islamic prophet, was killed on the tenth of Muharram, which is supposedly one of the peaceful sacred Islamic months before Surat Al-Tawbah, 624 AD.



It is also worth noting that the month of Ramadan is not actually one of the peaceful sacred months in the first place, which is confirmed by the following Islamic events:

The Battle of Badr took place on the 17th of Ramadan 2 AH / May 13th, 624 AD.

Also, Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, the fourth Rashidun caliph was assassinated during the morning prayer on January 28th, 661 (19 Ramadan 40 AH).

If the Qur’an abolished the peaceful sacred months in the year 624 AD and permitted fighting during these months and the month of Ramadan, then why should Israel honor what Muslims themselves and their Prophet do not honor?

For those who are pushing to seize fire in Gaza, I want to say: “That is fine”, however, there is only one option on the table of the so-called civilized world: Tell Hamas To Free All the Hostages and Unconditionally Surrender. Furthermore, every single drop of Gazan blood spilled is on HAMAS' hands and the anti-Semitic ignorants.

Amer H. Fatuhi, Ph.D.

References: The Qur’an (Surat Al-Tawbah) | Sahih Muslim and Al-Bukhari | Islamic Wars - Muslims Vs. Muslims / Surah Al-Hujurat | The Untold Story of Native Iraqis, PP. 483-485| Living by the Point of my Spear (The Life of Islamic prophet Muhammed), By Zaki Ameen | Is the Qur'an Infallible? by ‘Abdallah ‘Abdal-Fadi, PP 100/394

 

PS. Surah is an Islamic term that means Chapter.


Monday, February 5, 2024

ASSYRIOLOGY - Educational Video Press Release

 


THE TERM “ASSYRIOLOGY”  

The Documentary Video Also Reveals

Who Are the 20th-Century Assyrians? 


Written by Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D.

 

Directed By

EDDIE ASMAR  

Troy, MI, U.S.

Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D., is a scholar of Mesopotamian History, Native Chaldeans, and Iraqi Minorities.  He is also a professional writer and visual artist. 

The documentary video “Assyriology” is the culmination of the author’s broad cultural and intellectual experience as a historian. It transparently discusses the academic meaning and the history of the term (Assyriology). The documentary video also presents the historical facts, which shed light on the 20th-century made-up identity of the modern Assyrians.

This presentation is based on Dr. Amer Hanna Fatuhi’s history books listed in the References Section of the video. The English version was revised and edited by Prof. Roy Gessford. 

All genuine images are created or modified by (atelier a) Art & Graphics Studio. The artworks are also made possible by the Telecommunication & Media Expert, Engineer & Multimedia Expert, Nannar Amer. The music and supporting soundtracks are selected by Eddie Asmar. 

Production & distribution

Produced by Mesopotamian Knowledge Production in association with the Chaldean Educational Center of America, a Non-Profit Organization 501(c)(3)


Copyright © 2024

All rights reserved. No part of this presentation may be copied or used in any form without the Logo of the Mesopotamian Knowledge Production (MKP). You can share the video and post it without alteration on your YouTube channel for educational purposes. You can also obtain the original video without the MPK Logo by contacting eddie.asmar@yahoo.com.

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

The Rivers and marshes Are Dying & Iraq Too!

 


Mesopotamia The Land of No Rivers!

The Eternal Tigris & Euphrates Rivers,

The Marshes Are Dying & Land of Eden Too! 

Say NO to the Iranian, Turkey, & Kuwait Unspoken Genocide!

Please Speak Out Loud!

 

No Thanks to the big oil companies, Erdoğan’s regime, the Iranian theocratic regime, and other anti-Iraq haters.

In less than two and a half decades since Iraq lost its sovereignty in 2003, every neighboring country has taken advantage of the power vacuum in Iraq. What has worsened the living conditions is that all those who have been running Iraq since 2003 are anti-Iraq themselves!

 

It is not just that they have no love for Iraq, but they also have zero shame. It is realistic to say that they intentionally did more damage to Iraq than any inhumane invaders since our ancestors, the Chaldeans of Babylonia / Mesopotamia, lost their independence in 482 BC.

Among all the crimes they committed since 2003 (i.e., destroying the infrastructure of Iraq, obstructing the industry, agriculture, banking, and the educational system, etc.), I will focus on one unbelievable, heinous crime: drying Iraq's water resources!

 

Many tributaries of the Tigris River originate in Iran. Since 2008, due to the vacuum of power in Iraq, the Iranian regime has blocked the water of the Diyala River and redirected the courses of 19 brooks, streams, and creeks that flow from their sources in Iran and empty their water into the Tigris or the marshes.

 

After the 2003 regime change in Iraq, Turkey dared for the first time to commit an international water crime by violating Article 109 of the Treaty of Lausanne (1923), and all the international agreements signed between Iraq and Turkey, including the most important treaty, the 1946 Treaty of Friendship and Good Neighborhood.

 

Whenever there is an evil committed against Iraq, the hateful Kuwaiti regime is always involved. In April 2010, the Kuwaiti regime financed a Syrian project that altered the course of the Tigris River and forcibly diverted the flow into Syrian territory through the Ain Diwar Canal, which is an artificial canal with a length of 29 kilometers.

 

Unfortunately, experts predict that by 2040, if Iraq does not solve this catastrophic crisis while the entire world is watching tongue-tied, then Iraq will lose its water source. Drying Mesopotamia's eternal rivers is drastically changing the ecosystem, endangering plants and all kinds of species, including livestock, fish, marsh buffalo, and rare birds that have been living or migrating to the marshes for over one hundred thousand years. Death will be widespread, they will become extinct and Mesopotamia, the Garden of Eden and the Land of Two Rivers will be referred to as the Land of No Rivers!

Where are the human rights organizations?

Where are the animal rights organizations?

Where are the Climate change Organizations?

This is an Unspoken GENOCIDE to the people, to the animals, to the plants, and to every living thing in the Land of Firsts!

Please Speak Out Loud, because if you do not, then you are siding with those who intentionally are committing Genocide. Clear & Simple!

 

~ Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D.

Visual Artist & Historian

www.JewsofBabylon-Book.com


Thursday, December 7, 2023

Bring Them Home Now!

 


Help Bring The Abducted Civilian Israelis Home!

עם ישראל חי

 

As a visual artist and historian, I strongly condemn antisemitism and any kind of hate speech or act against natives and minorities. The acts of terrorism perpetrated against innocent Israeli citizens on October 7th by Hamas beasts is one of the most gruesome, inhumane acts of terrorism, which is similar to the horrific atrocity that ISIS, Hezbollah, and Iranian Islamist militias have been committing against Chaldeans (native Iraqi Christians), Jews, Mandaeans, Yazidis in Iraq, Syriac and Jews of Syria, and Maronite Christians in Lebanon for decades! 

On October 7th, the Islamist monsters of Hamas raped, killed, burned, and beheaded innocent Israelis, as well as kidnapped babies, children, young females, and other civilians, including Holocaust survivors. 

The enclosed cards show my support for Israel and the Jewish people worldwide. Please fight hate, bigotry, and antisemitism by sharing them with your list of contacts. We have to bring the innocent kidnapped Israeli civilians back now! 

Bring Them Home Now!


 Peace,

~ Amer

 Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D.

Visual Artist & Historian





Tuesday, November 21, 2023

The JEWS of BABYLON | Press Release!

 


 ** For Immediate Release **

A New Book Explores the Deep and Rich History of the Indigenous Jewish People of Babylon

Past & Present

Amer Hanna Fatuhi releases his 21st book ‘The Jews of Babylon: The Untold Story of the Indigenous Jewish People of Babylon, Past & Present

Troy, MI| LA, CA| NYC – Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D., is a scholar in Mesopotamian History and an established visual artist, www. atelier-ahf.blogspot.com | www.ea-artg.com/artists/amer-hanna-fatuhi

The Jews of Babylon, Past & Present Present (published by www.workbookpress.com) is a groundbreaking, illustrated book that uniquely recounts the history and the remarkable achievements of the Jewish people of Babylon. It is also the culmination of the author’s broad cultural and intellectual experience as a historian, which transparently depicts the story of the indigenous Jewish people of ancient Mesopotamia / the Land of Eden, past and present.

The Jews of Babylon, Past & Present” brings honor and glory to the unexplored course of events and remarkable achievements of the Jews of Babylon throughout their Mesopotamian deeply rooted history 5300 B.C. - present in a panoramic study. The author stated, “Babylon is not a foreign land for the Jews because it was originally their ancestors' birthplace and Father Abraham's native land for thousands of years before he was called to move from Ur of the Chaldeans to the Promised Land.

"The Lord had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people, and your father's household to the land I will show you. ~ Gen. 12:1

By revealing some of the important unknown insights about the Babylonian Jews’ history in Mesopotamia, the Holy Land of Israel, and worldwide, the author brings out the best in them. The unique features in the book, i.e., exceptional manuscript, long list of authentic images built from scratch, and genuine maps and illustrations in color made exclusively for this study, will captivate the attention and imagination of readers everywhere.  To learn more or to obtain a copy, visit www.JewsofBabylon-Book.com

You can also obtain a copy directly from: 

http://bookstore.workbookpress.xyz/store/the-jews-of-babylon/  


The Jews of Babylon, Past & Present

By Amer Hanna Fatuhi

Hardcover | 7.5 x 10.5 in | 64 Full-color illustrated pages | ISBN 978-1-961845-49-7

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, Chapters Indigo, Betterworldbooks, Walmart, and more!

https://www.amazon.com/Jews-Babylon-Amer-Hanna-Fatuhi/dp/1961845490/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3F4DBBVRT2VN7&keywords=The+Jews+of+Babylon&qid=1700588999&s=books&sprefix=%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C735&sr=1-1

About the Author

Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D. is a scholar of Mesopotamian History and Native Mesopotamians. He is also a poet, and an established visual artist, creator of the “Logogramism” art style, 1988-1992. He studied engineering, fine arts, and history. He also illustrated Museum educational-cultural posters worldwide and was one of the ten exceptional worldwide artists ~ World Literature Today Magazine, 2009. For more information, visit: www.amerfatuhiart.com

Sunday, August 6, 2023

September 2023 – atelier a One-man-show

 


LOVE FINDS A WAY

אהבה

 One-man One-night-mini-show

September 1st, 2023

Dear Art Lovers,  

On September 15th, the birth date of the well-established artist Amer Hanna Fatuhi, he usually conducts a one-man mini-show every year in his studio (atelier a).

This year is no different but the show will be held on September 1st, because on September 15th countless Jews worldwide will celebrate the eve of Rosh Hashanah. Others will celebrate one of the most ancient Babylonian national holidays: The Sacred Tree of Life (date palm tree) Day, also known in the Land of Eden as The Renewal of Life Day. It is also worth noting that dates are a fruit considered holy by the Hebrews (שִׁבְעַת הַמִינִים, Shiv'at HaMinim, Deuteronomy 8:8).

This year is also exceptional because artist Fatuhi will carefully share with selected creative females the many flavors of his artwork for the last three decades, i.e., (themes, concepts, & techniques) as well as a glimpse of his coming two-man art show with artist John Romi, The Ember & The Rose. The event will include paintings, sculptures & poems that share creativity physically, emotionally, and intellectually with the audience.

Annie Salatyan, the Armenian American artist, is the curator of the show. She is also the senior curator at EA Art Gallery www.EA-ArtG.com. 


Artist Fatuhi may also briefly talk and share the Press-release of his new book The Jews of Babylon, Past & Present, which is scheduled to be released in the second half of August 2023. To learn about the book visit www.JewsofBabylon-Book.com

A limited audience will be present at the private studio (atelier a). Therefore, only confirmed guests are permitted to attend the show. If you are a creative female in the fields of visual art (artist, art critic, art collector, or art dealer), music, poetry, literature, and journalism, then kindly call or text (atelier a) at 248.705.2222 and confirm your visit. First confirmed, first considered. 

It is worth noting that the visitors will explore the panoramic angles of the LOGOGRAMISM Art Style created in the late 80s by artist Amer Hanna Fatuhi.

https://atelier-ahf.blogspot.com/2022/06/logogramism-created-by-artist-amer.html 

The Day: September 1st, 2023 | Time: 6-9 PM

Wine, beverages & appetizers are available. Klezmer, Mizrahi music/ Bavlim, and ancient Babylonian music will be played in the background.  

By Invitation Only!

 To learn about artist Amer Hanna Fatuhi’s latest projects visit: www.atelier-ahf.blogspot.com



Exploring & Enjoying Three Decades of Captivating Art

From Expressionism To  LOGOGRAMISM Art Style!


Sunday, April 30, 2023

Why The CNF Was Copyrighted?

 

The Chaldean National Flag In The Loop

           Chaldeans the indigenous people of Mesopotamia are so confident of their history and remarkable heritage. Thus no Chaldean will visit a site or a Facebook page run by the so-called 20th Century Assyrian Cult to attack them or leave a message of hate behind. We are just focusing on positive messages in life and educating others about over 7300 years of Chaldeans' deep and rich history. May 17th is the Chaldean National Flag Day and I would like on this blessed occasion to explain to those who are not aware of the fact that the Chaldean National Flag CNF is also considered a masterpiece artwork. The main goal of this article is to furnish our beloved Chaldeans and friends with sufficient relevant information and particular technical details about the Chaldean National Flag, i.e., CNF Copyright. 

INTRODUCTION

Before answering the hilarious question addressed every so often by some anti-Chaldean racist regarding the copyright certificate of the Chaldean National Flag, I want to bring to everybody’s attention an important point concerning the Assyrian Flag.

It is worth noting that the Chaldean Nestorians aka Aṭuraie/Chaldeaie Neṣtornaie who adopted in 1976 the ancient state name (Assyria) and falsely claimed it as an ethnic name are violating both scientific history discoveries and Biblical statements. All the historical documents assure that the modern cult's made-up name (Assyrian) was faked by the MI-6 in London, England, and embossed on these Chaldean Nestorians to use them as local pawns who could assist them in achieving their colonial mission in the Middle East. However, this false identity was never adopted officially until 1976. This unprecedented action to adopt the British made-name was taken after assassinating their superior leader, the Chaldean Nestorian Patriarch Mar Shimun XXIII Eshai on Nov. 6, 1975, who strongly refused to change his ancestor's official Church Seal from Chaldean to the 20th-century Assyrian cult fake name.

As it is well known, the designer of the 20th Century Assyrian Cult’s flag was the late George Atanous, a mere historian and definitely no artist. He was born in Russia in 1919. His parents were Chaldeaie Neṣtornaie originally from the town of Urmia, Iran. He studied for two years after high school in India (oilfields technical drawing). His design that was imposed on the 1976 cult by the Assyrian Universal Alliance AUA (a hardcore hateful group and anti-Chaldean politically motivated) was rejected for years by the majority of that cult. In fact, that inaccurate design shape and composition derived from the British flag and was openly criticized and refused by the Assyrian American Educational Association.

However, because of too much political pressure and money involved in this matter, the design was posted on the front cover of the September/October 1981 issue of the Assyrian Star magazine depicts the 1981 Miss Assyrian winner holding the so-called modern Assyrian flag.

           Despite that approval from the Assyrian American Educational Association, the design was and still is depicted today in two different shapes - with and without the top symbol of the god Shamash, who is also referred to in some sources as the god Ashur. To learn about this Egyptian / Asiatic-Anatolian symbol, read the section Relishing the Illusion in The Untold Story of Native Iraqis, Chaldean Mesopotamians 5300 BC – Present, PP 131-140. 

ANSWERING A QUESTION: IS THE CNF COPYRIGHTED & WHY?

           The right question is: Can flag designs be copyrighted? The simplest answer is Yes, we can trademark a flag according to the International Copyright Institute. However, one may still ask why the Chaldean National Flag was copyrighted in the first place.

Due to the fact that the designer of the Chaldean National Flag is an established professional artist and a member of the International Association of Art (iaa/aiap) UNESCO Paris, since 1986, he has honored the 1954 iaa Bylaws. Any member of iaa, as well as art critics and professional artists, know the fact that I have to honor iaa 1954 bylaws and register my designs (i.e. the Chaldean National Flag).

           Incidentally, to have an idea about my artistic level, I am the only professional artist who won the two international contests to design the Iraqi National Flag in 1986 and 2008. Furthermore, this unique and unmatched design of the CNF was registered for the first time in 1986 at the Ministry of Local Government in Baghdad, Iraq. Any design or artwork is considered the intellectual property of the artist by iaa and the International Copyright Institute. The copyright registry can easily prevent others from altering or even claiming the artwork. It is also quite known that “Copyright is important as it helps to protect the value of an author/academic/researcher's work, by giving the originator of the work the ability to protect it from unlicensed or uncredited usage.”

          The 2003 Federal Court records prevented an unqualified party from claiming and altering the original design of CNF. Post-federal-court verdict, the original design is internally protected and the federal decision became law. Therefore, I decided in 2004, as the owner of the CNF intellectual property, that it was about time to publicly announce giving unlimited permission and authorization that applies to all Chaldeans worldwide to use the legitimate design of the Chaldean National Flag (CNF) as long as it would not be reshaped, reformed, altered, or modified. I also openly and publicly stated in 2004 that the official CNF design is my 100% gift to my beloved Chaldean Nation worldwide. See the link below:

 http://amerfatuhi.blogspot.com/2019/05/chaldean-national-flag-is-for-all.html

Finally, I would like to thank the Chaldean Heritage Foundation for giving me this opportunity to expose the ongoing smearing messages and other attempts that are part of the continuing laughable campaign that I have faced since I began exposing one of the biggest lies in modern history, which is the 20th Century Assyrian Cult in 1999. To learn more about this ongoing personal attack, read the article at the link below:

http://amerfatuhi.blogspot.com/2016/05/12_21.html

The Untold Story of Native Iraqis Vs. The New Fascists’ Propaganda | Shoot the Messenger


Sincerely,

 

Amer Hanna Fatuhi, Ph.D.

Visual Artist & Historian

www.AmerFatuhiArt.com | www.NativeIraqis-Story.com