Throughout history God has sent prophets to
inspire the nation to repent and follow the proper path.
Of all the prophets charged to remonstrate with the Jewish people to stop their plunge to destruction, none had a more difficult task than Jeremiah, who was still a young man when he was given his mission. Knowing that Jeremiah would protest that he was not worthy of his prophetic mission, God began by saying that he had been destined for this calling even before he was born, (as Isaiah the prophet, Chs. 49, 61). God tells him not to be frightened of the people as they war against him, because He will protect him and save him from them.
Islam and Christianity are built on the same concept and have a common source document; Tanakh; Judaism and monotheism. Both Islam and Christianity understand themselves as the renewed form of the only universal religion for all humanity. As Christendom, Islam is also a religion of salvation. Both Muslims and Christians claim that their faith offers the truth and the salvation for all humanity.
God proposes in both religions an offer to humanity; to choose between the way that leads to everlasting bliss or the way that leads to hell and everlasting damnation.
Islamists Reject Western Aid For Starving Somalians:
In Somalia, drought disaster created famine conditions endangering millions, but Islamists deny it and won't let aid through.
Newspapers, ministers of various governments, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, assorted UN agencies as well as NGOs are all pleading for assistance to drought-stricken Somalia.
Over two million people are reported to be facing starvation. The money and the food may be raised, but the problem is that the most afflicted area is controlled by the Al-Shabab guerrillas whose objective is to impose Moslem Sharia law on Somalia.
Humanitarian organizations and UN aid officers have called the situation immoral. They are calling for long-term efforts to fight drought conditions and since the bulk of the problem is caused by the internal wars in Somalia, they want international mediation to achieve peace and democracy in Somalia.
Such a request, however well motivated, contains no small measure of naivete. What is the purpose of mediation with a group that is determined to impose Sharia law on the country and is willing to countenance the death of hundreds of thousands by starvation in order to demonstrate its steadfastness?
The intervention in Libya was launched to save a few thousand lives. In Somalia, hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions of lives are endangered and there is no talk of intervention.
The US humanitarian intervention in Somalia during the 1990s ended disastrously. No one has any enthusiasm for a second attempt at nation building in a failed state... (INN, 24/07/11).
FM Jonas Gahr Stoere wants dialogue with al-Shabaab: The famine makes it necessary. The Islamist terrorist group is connected to the al Qaida network. "A new government is on its way to be established in Mogadishu. This we will now urge to put domestic conflicting issues aside, so that we can focus the attention on the grave, common famine the country is facing," Stoere said (NRK, 21.07.2011).
FM Jonas G. Stoere wants to make the Somalian terrorist organization ”responsible.” The wealthy Norwegians are experts in "nation building" at the sacrifice of Israel (Gaza, Judea & Samaria) and making terrorist organizations; like Hamas and PLO/PA-Fatah "responsible" - economical and moral support to terror organizations is something which effectively contributes to prevent peace in the Middle East.
For the radical Islamic movements in Gaza, Judea and Samaria; the only thing that is honorable is a complete Islamic Palestine - "from the river to the sea" - without Jews, but with one Islamic leader ruled by Sharia law.
Grace After Meals: the commandment to thank God after a meal is of scriptural origin. ”And thou shalt eat and be satisfied, and bless the LORD thy God for the good land which He hath given thee” (Deut 8:10, See 1:8-17, 6:1-12). ”Blessed are You, Hashem our God, King of the Universe, who nourishes the entire world, in His goodness – with grace, with kindness and with mercy. He gives nourishment to all flesh, for His kindness is eternal.
And through His great goodness, we have never lacked, and may we never lack, nourishment for all eternity. For the sake of His great Name, because He is God Who nourishes and sustains all, and benefits all, and He prepares food for all of His creatures which He has created. As it is said: ”You open Your hand, and satify the desire of all living thing. Blessed are You, HaShem Who nourishes all. Amen (First blessing for the nourishment).
Do not withhold good (charity) from the one
who needs it
– when you have power in your hand to do it. Do not say to your fellow, "Go and return, and tomorrow I will give," though you have it with you (Proverbs 3:27-28). Do not be reluctant or slow to help others. Even unwarranted delay is a form of refusal. "But thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am HaShem" (Leviticus 19:18). These verses set forth the principles with which one who will serve God must govern his conduct towards his fellows.
See also Psalm 41:2-4, Daniel 4:24, Proverbs 11:4, 10:2.
What is the meaning of the verse,
"You shall walk after the Lord
your God?" To follow the attributes of the Holy One, blessed be He. "...it is only through social life and interactions with others that divine attributes may emerge..." (Ahmadinejad).
Isaiah 40:5 “And the glory of God will be revealed and all
flesh will see it together.”
In the Era of Redemption "ALL FLESH WILL REVEAL GODLINESS. Each attribute has a light of its own that shines forth from its combination with others...
As G-d clothes the naked… (Isaiah 58:7-14, Ezek. 18:5-17) as G-d visits the sick… (Gen. 18:1) as God comforts mourners, widows, orphans (Isaiah 57:15-18, 61:1-3, Psalm 147:2-3), etc –so are you to do also.It is in this sense that the Torah describes Man as having been created in the Divine image and in the likeness of angels - who walk in His ways. See
'Image of God'
'Counting the Omer'