Thursday, October 22, 2009


The mysterious plants that once was just adored for its blooms in the wilderness has become a commodity of trade that is fast selling at a very luxurious cost everyday in almost every market in the world. The Netherlands, Thailand, Taiwan, Hawaii, and Germany are only few of the countries that have taken advantage of the exceptionally profitable business.

There is one easy way of propagating or multiplying the number of plants in a speedy and precise way. This process is called embryo culture. A single orchid fruit or pod when fertile, could provide 4 to 10 million embryos. This almost microscopic embryos can be grown in a kitchen type laboratory. Using simple kitchen tools, the embryos can be nurtured into young seedling which can be sold as it is. It can also be grown into blooming sizes for multiple earnings. For details, you may chat with me at

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Perchance it is time for the oil exporting countries to slow down on its mining and global supply. Patronage as well, should slow down. After all, the effort just seems to make life on earth more miserable. There are more and more people in poverty. Climate change is getting worst. It does not make life any better for the majority. Supposedly, crude oil and natural gas energy should cater to better living conditions. But, it instead brought about living on earth to a critical level, that disadvantages are greater than benefits.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


More and more young people are becoming exceptionally assertive and winded up as blame-worthy parents, similar to some generations ago. The majority of the current generation of beggars, poor, and underprivileged are the products of poor parents or parents who have not had gained knowledge and wisdom to live life on earth. Sometimes, it is funny to hear that some people blame the government or the rich for their misery. The truth is in the Qur'an. The very first revelation given by Allah subhana wata Allah through the prophet Muhammad, peace upon him, was "Iqraa", gain knowledge, learn to understand nature. Allah subhana wata Allah also told the story of Adam. He said, 'ask Adam, I taught him everything, so he knows everything in nature'. In other words, iliterates should not plunge into marriage. Otherwise, Allah will be angry with them and the most that will get the penalties will be the parents!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


In the 21st century, most people do not any more study nor pay heed to proverbs. These are the age-old adages put together by men and women of the past. All of them have long been gone. But, they all have their time living life on earth. Their legacy of concepts on how to live life sucessfuly is a rich flora of principles, obviously developed from experiences. In the most of what we have these days, which are purely recycled materials, the same principles operates.

One of my favorite proverb says, "The End Does Not Justify The Means". This had become an adopted principle in my life considering the ideas that for one, this life is temporary. Second, not one ever knew when death comes. No one came back to tell their story. Third, the next life is more important. But, it is based on my activities in the present form. Finally, I made the decision to see the "Pot of Gold At The End Of The Rainbow".

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Khawarij, Khariji is one that departs, dissenter, Kharijites. They are the members of Muslim secessionist sect establishing a radically democratic and puritan reform community in the 7th century (Webster Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged). Shia which means party is a group originating from the arguments over leadership of the community after Mohammed’s death (The Encyclopaedia Americana International Edition, USA, 2002).

Clearly, the Khawarij may also be the Shia, Shi’ites who sallied forth in defiance to the assumption to caliphate of the Umayyad’s. It is because obviously the forerunners to the station, five in a row, were related to the prophet Mohammed, peace upon him. Be it in-law or in blood. Thus, Shi’ites could have descended from the bloodline of the prophet Muhammed, peace upon him. This poetic piece of the Qur’an is quite glaring substantiation to the idea of the Shi’ite. Their shadows may mean descendants, mornings may mean children and young ones, and afternoons may mean the middle and old aged.

“And to Allah (alone) falls in prostration whoever is in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, and so do their shadows in the mornings and in the afternoons (Surah 13:15), and “whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, such are they who will be the successful” (Surah59:9)

In the 7th century, after the death of the prophet Muhammed, peace upon him, a void was left to his position as a leader of a Sunni community. It is a population of believers in Islam. This was initially filled by his friend and father-in-law Abu Bakr. He was the father of Aisha who was the second wife of Muhammed, peace upon him. After Abu Bakr, the leadership was passed on to three more unidentified Muslims. The same post was accepted by Ali the son-in-law of Muhammed, peace upon him. He is the husband of Fatima.

Fatima was the daughter of Muhammed, peace upon him, with Kadija. Kadija was the first wife of Muhammed, peace upon him. These events took place from 632 to 661. They were called the caliphs or the defenders of faith. It was after the death of Ali the son-in-law of the prophet Muhammed, peace upon him, that nonconformist to the set of Islamic community values arise as a result of rivalry over the position (Perry et. al, 1989).

Khawarij in Arabic Kharijite meaning one that departs, dissenter, a member of a Muslim secessionist sect establishing a radically democratic reform community in the 7th century (Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged). It can then be synonymous to Shia. The group that originated over leadership disputes of the community (The Encyclopaedia Americana International Edition USA, 2002).

There were two contenders to the Caliphate then. First, the Umayyad’s who were a family of power (Perry, 1989). They succeeded in assuming the leadership. Second, were the group called the Shi’a, Shi’ites, proponents of ascendancy (Perry et. al, 1989). They must be the descendants of the prophet Muhammad, peace upon him. They tried but failed to retake the post (Perry et. al., 1989). Eventually they turned out into Khawarij because they departed. They established a radically democratic and puritanical reform community (Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged). They adopted some philosophies. They evolved practices different from those of traditional Muslims, known as the Sunni. They did not acknowledge the Umayyad’s (Perry et. al. 1989).

Over the years, the Umayyad’s held the highest position of the caliphate. It gained the support of the greater part of Muslims who were all Arabs (Perry, 1989). So, they to all intents and purposes made extensive triumph escalating Muslim dominion. However, the Umayyad’s never saw their inaccuracy. First, it repositioned the Muslim seat of power from Mecca to Damascus in Syria. Second, it gave only Arabs the holdings of prominent positions in the hierarchy. This was to the bitterness of its new members. They were the Persians, Syrians, Egyptians and others who are not Arabs.

In 750, after about 89 years, it was overthrown by its own followers. It was replaced by the Abbasid’s, a probable Kharijite, Khawarij, The Muslim Empire carried on doing well and thrived under the new leadership. It was marked by prosperous trade and travel. Science, art, and learning intensified. But, it transferred the Muslim capital again in about thirteen years. This time it was to Baghdad, Iraq in 763. The Abbasid’s led the Muslim believers for 500 years. They picked their rank and file from their members regardless of nationality or race. They expanded their control over India, China, all over Africa, most of Spain, Europe, Syria, and Persia called Iran today, Egypt, and Asia. They ruled as caliphs from 750-1258 achieving loftiness through the end of its period of influence.

Perry (p. 213, 1989), presented this brief timetable of Islamic Civilization as follows: 622 – Muhammed, peace upon him, and his followers left Mecca – the Hegira; 632 – The Caliphs began to extend Islamic power; 661 - The assassination of Ali divided the Muslims into Shi’ites and Sunni; 732 – The Muslim advance in Europe was halted at Tours; 763 – The Abbasid court moved to Baghdad; 1220 – Genghis Khan Led the Mongol invasion of the Muslim world; 1258 – The Mongols took Baghdad, ending the Abbasid rule; 1453 – the Ottoman Turks capture Constantinople; and 1526 – Suleiman led Ottoman forces into South - eastern Europe (Perry, 1989).

Today, the Shi’ites, unmistakably Kharijites, Khawarij, the apparent descendants of the prophet Muhammed, peace upon him, reign over Iran, a land of largely advocates that was some time ago called Persia, a brainteaser. But, its adherents are already prevalent. It is not ruled by a caliph but by a religious leader who was swayed into power after its predecessor, a Shah left in 1979. It had survived the rigors of time, wrought with decadence and is now taking a crack at its place in the global circuits of economic entities. Indeed, the unfathomable, vast mysteries can only be spelled out in the life after this world if you have faith in Allah subhanah wata ala.

Perry, Marvin, Daniel F. Davis, Jeannette G. Harris, Theodore H. Von Laue, & Donald Warren Jr. A History of the World. Revised Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company. 1989. 210-213.
Taqi-ud-Din al-Hilali, Dr. Muhammad & Muhsin Khan, Dr Muhammad. The Noble Qur’an. S13: 15; 59: 9.

The Encyclopaedia Americana International Edition U.S.A. 2002.

Webster’s Third World New International Dictionary, Unabridged