Shahid Batalvi Speaks

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Salvation

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“Beware the charlatan who utilizes Organized Fear and peddles salvation, be it economic, political, cultural or religious salvation.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

“Organized Fear is the mother of Wilful Ignorance. Both rule humans through their manifest perversity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

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Written by Shahid Batalvi

January 6, 2017 at 6:51 pm

Posted in Humanity

What do you own?

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“My thoughts belong to the universe. I own nothing.” – jLaLi FaqeeR 

Written by Shahid Batalvi

May 20, 2016 at 8:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Climate Change Denial

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Those who deny climate change are under the influence of and suffer from Jahalat.

“Jahalat is boundless but teaching Jahalat is a crime against Humanity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

And what is Jahalat, Phaedrus?

“Organized Fear is the mother of Willful Ignorance. Both rule humans through their manifest perversity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

Willful Ignorance occurs when an individual will choose to disregard the facts that they may be aware of or simply not acknowledge them. A self-induced or externally motivated perpetuation of Willful Ignorance eventually results in the metastasization of Jahalat.

Jahalat, in and of itself, is the predictive behavioural outcome which, in turn, is the manifestation of the continual recurrence of Willful Ignorance.

“Jahalat is boundless but teaching Jahalat is a crime against Humanity.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

Organized Fear comes in many forms and is perpetrated by various interest groups for their self serving benefits. These interest groups associate themselves with cultural, ethnic, religious, economic, national and other such constructs and, in turn, create and propagate narratives to induce said Organized Fear in certain humans such that it overpowers their cognitive, analytical and rational abilities and they are unable to question these narratives. Over time, this Organized Fear gives birth to Willful Ignorance and its perpetuation results in Jahalat.

Written by Shahid Batalvi

September 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Posted in Analysis

“Through a Closed Mouth the Flies Enter” by Pablo Neruda: Last Stanza

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What we know is so little
and what we presume is so much
and we learn so slowly
that we ask and then we die.
Better to keep our pride
for the city of the dead
on the day of the departed
and there when the wind goes through
the hollows of your skull
it will decipher these enigmas for you,
whispering the truth in the space
where your ears used to be.

Written by Shahid Batalvi

April 23, 2015 at 10:32 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Political Islam’s false sense of Triumphalism

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Surah Al-Maidah Ayat 48 states:

“And unto thee have We revealed the Scripture with the truth, confirming whatever Scripture was before it, and a watcher over it. So judge between them by that which Allah hath revealed, and follow not their desires away from the truth which hath come unto thee. For each We have appointed a divine law and a traced-out way. Had Allah willed He could have made you one community. But that He may try you by that which He hath given you (He hath made you as ye are). So vie one with another in good works. Unto Allah ye will all return, and He will then inform you of that wherein ye differ.”

In other words, if one is looking for exegetical analysis or tafseer, this ayat of the Quran is suggesting the context thusly:

The anthropomorphic divine being is saying that Quran as scripture is truth and it confirms all scriptures before it. All people, every nation has been given their own shariah, deen and mazhab with a watcher over it. You Muslims cannot question the way and the divine law of others. If the divine being wanted, he could have made everyone a single community, as in Muslims, but he did not. He is testing you. Don’t fail him. Don’t try to convert others to Islam for if that was the plan, he would have done it himself. Leave everyone alone and let them be. Only engage each other in good deeds. When you return he will tell you why he did it all this way.

“Now, what is your problem, triumphalist idiots.” – jLaLi FaqeeR

Written by Shahid Batalvi

September 16, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Posted in Analysis

Lies, damned lies and narratives

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Our narrative is true
Your narrative but a lie
Our narrative will live
Your narrative will die

Written by Shahid Batalvi

October 28, 2013 at 10:09 pm

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Faqeer

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“jo had Tappay so aulea; bayhad Tappay so peer
jo had, bayhad dono Tappay, uS aakh’an, faqeer”

Written by Shahid Batalvi

July 15, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Posted in Human Expression