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December 28, 2008

Beating That Bulging Belly


 

 

 

Beating That Bulging Belly

 

 

 

By  Mohammed Yahia

Editor – IslamOnline.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A large tummy, sometimes called a beer belly, is one form of obesity.

Remember the time you looked in the mirror while brushing your teeth and realized that your belly was jiggling unusually? That was probably the first time you noticed that your belly was starting to bulge a little, or a lot. That was, and usually is, also the time when you decided that you need to hit the gym again.

A large tummy, sometimes called a beer belly, is one form of obesity. It is a result of increased fat disposition in the belly area. This is more common in men than in women. Women tend to have more fat in the hip and thigh areas. However, that does not mean that women cannot get beer bellies.

Losing the fat on the tummy is not just important for you to look good, but it is also important for you to be healthy. Obesity in general makes a person more susceptible to several diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. But localized obesity, such as beer bellies, makes a person even more susceptible to certain diseases.

Fat Myths

If you want to lose that extra fat on your tummy, you need to clear up some common misconceptions. First and foremost, there is no “magical pill” or “incredible device” that will allow you to burn the fat faster. It is a long process that requires commitment in order to achieve results.

The second thing to know is that no amount of sit-ups are going to make you lose the fat. You can be doing hundreds of sit-ups every day, but the end result will be rock-hard abs muscles hidden under layers and layers of fat. That is not what we want to achieve. That is not to say that exercise is not important, but alone, it is not enough.

The only way to lose fat is to burn more energy than you are eating. That is the only time the body will tap into the energy stored in fat cells. In order to achieve this, you will need to change several bad habits and make improvements to your lifestyle. If you can keep it up, you will be surprised at the positive results that a few small changes can achieve.

To make this task easier for you, here are several tips that you can follow to achieve the desired results.

Watch What You Eat

Junk food is one of the leading causes of obesity around the world.

Evade foods rich in fats. You should also decrease your total caloric intake because, as we mentioned before, if you do not burn more than you eat, then you will never lose any fatty cells.

Try to divide your meals into five to six smaller meals instead of just three big ones. When the body does not receive food for prolonged periods, it enters into starvation mode. During this period, all body functions drastically decrease caloric burning. The regular food intake will increase metabolism since the body will never enter into starvation mode. This will help burn more fat throughout the day. Try to eat breakfast early, as soon as you wake up. This is to compensate for the long period of starvation while you are sleeping at night.

Eat larger meals in the morning and smaller meals toward bedtime. This is important because the food eaten in the morning will be used throughout the day to generate energy. However, if you eat heavy meals in the evening then most of it will be stored as fat while you are sleeping since it is not used up.

Cut down on junk food. Switch to nutritious, healthy foods. Junk food is one of the leading causes of obesity around the world. Also, try to cut down on refined sugars and processed food. You also need to develop the most important habit; stop eating when you are full. Do not overeat and stuff yourself. It is unhealthy, increases the fats in your body, and gives you stomachaches!

Watch What You Drink

It is best to evade soft drinks altogether.

Quit drinking beer. If you drink alcohol, now would be a great time to quit. There is, after all, a reason belly fat is called a “beer belly.” There is no clear understanding of how beer can increase fat around the tummy. However, most doctors agree there is a strong relationship between drinking beer and increased belly fat. This could be due to the fact that beer is very high on caloric value.

Do not drink soft drinks either. They have a caloric value of around 150 per can. Count how many you drink every week, do the math, and you will realize they add up to thousands of calories. Diet soft drinks, while low on calories, have other health problems. It is best to evade them altogether. Go for fresh juices instead. They taste great and are a much healthier option. They act as a fun and filling snack between meals.

Try to drink a lot of water throughout the day, especially when you wake up and before you sleep. Water is king. That is the golden rule. Water helps streamline the fat burning process as well as detoxify the body. If your body is low on water at anytime during the day, the body reduces energy burning. This translates into lower fat loss. If you are exercising, make sure you are well hydrated because you will lose a lot of water to sweat.

Try green tea. Green tea is also a great substitute for coffee or black tea. It is rich in substances called catechins. A study published in 2005 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicates that catechins may trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and decreasing body fat. Green tea also has antioxidant, antiviral, and anticancer properties.

Implement Activity Into Your Life

Try to take the stairs rather than the elevator or escalator. Think of it as an exercise that needs neither special equipment nor dedicated time.

Get in the habit of a brisk walk every day, may be by parking your car a few blocks away from work in the morning. If you usually take public transportation, get off a station or two away from your target and walk the remaining distance. Besides being refreshing, it will burn some energy. Coupled with lower calories intake, this will lead the body to burn fat cells.

Exercise the Right Way

In less than 10 weeks, you are bound to see signs of your stomach fat receding.

As mentioned before, sit-ups and crouches are the biggest belly fat loss myth. To lose fat, you have to work up a sweat. Cardiovascular exercises, also called aerobic exercises, are the best way to do that. These include a vast array of workouts such as running, power walking, swimming, cycling, and rope jumping. There are also trendy new options such as aerobic dancing, which can be fun and exciting besides helping you lose weight.

Most experts recommend aerobic exercising for 20 to 50 minutes three to five times a week. Besides raising your metabolism, and thus burning more calories to release energy, cardio exercises have great health benefits such as reducing cardiovascular diseases, which is the leading cause of death around the world.

Anaerobic exercises, such as weight-lifting, can have a beneficial effect by raising your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Simply put, this refers to the amount of energy your body burns when not exercising to maintain its functions. Anaerobic exercises increase your muscle mass, which require more energy uptake. Raising your BMR means that your body will constantly be burning more calories, which will lead to reducing fat deposits all over.

Activate your core. This term refers to one of the most effective yet simple ways of having a flat tummy. All you have to do is draw your bellybutton into your spine and hold it there while breathing naturally. See how long you can hold, and try to better your time every day. The best thing about this is that you can do it while sitting at your computer, standing, or walking. Try to set alarms on your computer or phone several times throughout the day to remind you to “activate your core.”

Mental State

While this may all sound too overwhelming, it is not impossible to be able to achieve these changes in your lifestyle if you have the right mindset. By time, you will be able to naturally know what foods are not good for you. Even better, you will not be craving them anymore.

Incorporating exercise into our busy lifestyles can be tricky. But if you try to make exercise a fun family activity, or a friends get-together activity, then it will be much easier to maintain on the long run.

And the secret lies in the idea of the long run. You have to take the decision that losing belly fat is going to take time. There is no easy way or shortcut. However, the gradual change in your life will ensure that you are able to keep your new lifestyle. And this will eventually improve the quality of life for you. And in less than 10 weeks, you are bound to see signs of your stomach fat receding. And you will be wearing those clothes that you stuffed in the back of the closet in no time!

Source: http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1213871401451&pagename=Zone-English-HealthScience%2FHSELayout

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December 28, 2008

Lose Weight, the Natural Way


 

 

Lose Weight, the Natural Way

 

 

Interviewed By  Aisha El-Awady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Natural weight loss is the best, healthiest and longest lasting weight loss method around.

These days losing weight seems to be on everyone’s mind, whether you want to lose a few pounds or are clinically obese. Ads promoting fad diets or magic weight loss pills are everywhere. We are bombarded everyday with these ads on television, the internet and in our e-mail. But the real secret to weight loss is that the best weight loss program doesn’t cost a thing and you do not need to starve yourself or even feel hungry. Natural weight loss is the best, healthiest and longest lasting weight loss method around.

IslamOnline.net (IOL) conducted this interview with Anisa Abeytia, an integrative health specialist and Clinical Nutritionist, to discuss the best way to lose weight and how to make a few small changes to your lifestyle that will help you shed the pounds and keep them off for good.

IOL: If you were to suggest one food/drink to cut out of our diets in order to lose weight, what would it be?

Abeytia: Soda. One can of soda contains an average of 5 tablespoons of sugar and a host of artificial additives that can stress the liver and adrenal glands. Sugar promotes weight gain because it sets up a situation where blood sugar fluctuates all day. We can see this in the extreme with diabetic people who can gain excessive amounts of weight. When blood sugar spikes and falls several times a day, the body will hold onto fat because it thinks the body is starving.

IOL: Are there any foods that can actually help weight loss?

Many people do not consume enough healthy lipids (fats).

Abeytia: I love coconut oil. It may seem like a strange thing to recommend, but I find that in my private practice that many people do not consume enough healthy lipids (fats). Currently consumption of corn and canola oil is excessive. It causes inflammation and is rancid (rotten). Hydrogenated oils are another health hazard and are really what gave saturated fats (solid at room temperature) a bad name. Hydrogenated oils do not occur in nature and there is some evidence that they alter the cell membrane by making it impermeable so waste cannot exit and nutrients cannot enter. This can lead to weight gain because it literally can get “stuck” in your body.

If you are interested in learning more about the role of fats in maintain weight balance, please visit the site for the Weston A Price Foundation or read the excellent books by Sally Fallon “Nourishing Traditions, Eat Fat Lose Fat” or Mary G. Enig “Know Your Fats , Eat Fat Lose Fat.” A great website that discusses and gives recipes for foods great for losing weight and just being healthy, go to The World’s Healthiest Foods  website. There is also a companion book.

IOL: We hear that nuts are high in calories but also high in nutrients. If a person is trying to lose weight, would you recommend that they consume nuts or cut them out of their diet due to their high calorie content?

Abeytia: Nuts are a wonderful food because they are filling and they are easy to take with you. A small amount can keep you full, so they offer more bang for their size. The problem that arises is when we over consume nuts. This is an easy thing to do when we do not have to shell them ourselves. A serving of nuts is one handful (your hand).

IOL: For weight loss plans, are there any fruits or vegetable that you would recommend one NOT to eat?

Some vegetables that can cause problems are potatoes, peas and carrots eaten in excess.

Abeytia: Most people do not eat enough fruits or vegetables, period. Some vegetables that can cause problems are potatoes, peas and carrots eaten in excess, but when they are part of a balanced and varied diet they are very nutritious. You want to purchase the most nutrient-dense foods you can buy. Organic foods usually have many more nutrients because the way the soil is maintained, but if it is coming from far away, like from Brazil to California or Florida to New York, the distance is too great and the food loses its nutrients. In that case you want to go for local, but be sure to wash your fruits and vegetables well. Keep in mind though that some pesticides do not wash off. There is a list you can find online titled “The Dirty Dozen.” You want to purchase the fruits and vegetables on this list organic whenever possible.

Eating nutrient-rich foods is also a key to maintain proper weight balance. When we eat nutrient-dead food our bodies can become malnourished, even if we look over nourished, because our bodies are not receiving what they need. As a result, our bodies think we are starving so they hold onto calories instead of burning them, then we become fat, even though we are malnourished.

IOL: What is the ideal amount of weight an overweight person should lose during a month’s period that would allow him/her to keep the weight off for an extended period of time?

Abeytia: I have worked with people who lost 25 lbs (11.3 kg) in one month and that was healthy for them because it was an issue of inflammation or food sensitivities. Also people who are involved with receiving different types of body work can also experience a large initial weigh loss in the first few months. I can recall one woman that I worked with using a body work I developed called Noor-al-Tawheed, who lost 3 lbs (1.4 kg) after two sessions (1 lb/0.45 kg a day for three days).

It is not about the amount of weight, but about making the appropriate lifestyle adjustments to allow your body to find the appropriate weight. Weight loss can be a tricky thing because so many factors come into it that it is easier and, yes, cheaper to work with a health care practitioner. Weight balance is more of a result of good health than anything else.

Now on the other hand, if someone is starving themselves by only eating grapefruits or by taking diuretics for short term weight loss, then that is dangerous. Fad diets that promise an amount of weight loss by limiting a food group can also be dangerous and not long term and typically the person gains all the weight back and more. These yo-yo diets are unhealthful. They can boast that you can lose 25 lbs in one month, but it is usually water weight that will all come back. If a person loses that much that quickly, I would suspect food allergies.

With all that said, 5-10 lbs (2.3 – 4.5 kg) is a “healthy” goal to set. You can also look at it from a prospective of inches. You might measure yourself at the chest, waist, hip, upper thigh and see how many inches you lose as well. You may find that you lose inches before pounds. I have also noticed that some women experience a shift in where their excess weight is before they see a loss of any kind.

IOL: What is the best food to start the day with for people trying to lose weight?

When your body receives what it needs, it tends to drop the pounds, sometimes effortlessly.

Abeytia: There is a great book titled “The Metabolic Typing Diet” by William L. Wolcott and Trish Fahey. Not everyone does great on a high protein diet and some people do great as vegetarians and have you ever wondered why? This book discusses why different eating styles work for different people and it has a very useful questionnaire to help determine what type you are. This is important to weight loss because if you are forcing someone to eat a salad for breakfast and they are starving in a few hours, the dietary habit is not working for that person. And it is not going to promote health.

Weight loss is a “side-effect” of good health. When your body receives what it needs, it tends to drop the pounds, sometimes effortlessly. The “perfect” meal for someone will vary, but what you do not want to eat is something sweet. Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine feel very strongly about this and it may have to do with insulin and the metabolic drag it exhibits on the body first thing in the morning. Now, the prophet (peace be upon him) did eat dates in the morning, but he combined it with water or milk, which would help counter the sweetness. Also, dates are a whole food (they are not processed or have something added or removed) and are not like doughnuts, breakfast bars or breakfast candy (most breakfast cereals).

Starting your day with a metabolically appropriate meal can be the best gift you give to you and your family. When I work with someone, I find it very useful to do a complete metabolic profile.

 

Original source : http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1230121227158&pagename=Zone-English-HealthScience%2FHSELayout#

December 28, 2008

Riding the Islamic Finance & Banking Tide


HONG KONG,  (Bernama) — Last October, Hong Kong Chief Executive, Donald Tsang, announced the island’s financial hub would establish itself as an Islamic finance centre.

Last week, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) underlined that, despite the global financial crisis, the plan was still much on track and “considerable resources” would be devoted.

“Our priority is to push ahead with the development of an Islamic bond market. There should be no doubt about our determination to establish a platform for Islamic finance in Hong Kong,” HKMA deputy chief, Eddie Yue, told an Islamic finance forum.

Hong Kong is looking beyond the current crisis which has reduced sukuk, or Islamic bond issuance, by 40 per cent in the first three quarters of the year, a development Yue called “a temporary setback.”

What beckons not only Hong Kong but also conventional finance hubs like Singapore and London is the estimated Islamic assets of US$1 trillion (US$1=RM3.60) by 2010 and growing annually between 15 and 20 per cent.

Standard & Poor said in September that sukuk issuance was still expected to exceed US$20 billion this year.

“Although there is an economic crisis, it is comforting to know that prospects of the Gulf economies remain positive, given the surplus liquidity created by the huge oil earnings in the past,” Datuk Salman Younis, managing director of Kuwait Finance House (M) Bhd, said.

Malaysia’s CIMB Islamic chief executive officer, Badlisyah Abdul Ghani, brushed aside suggestions of competition, saying that it was overly-emphasised.

“The pie is big enough for more players and it will get even bigger with the Islamic economy demanding huge Islamic financing and a global Muslim population of 1.8 billion.

“You might want to look from a different perspective on how each centre will complement each other in developing this greater Islamic market across the globe, rather than concentrate on competition,” he said.

Without Hong Kong, the Islamic financial jigsaw would not be complete, Badlisyah added.

KFH’s Salman said it would be “very difficult” for any country to follow Malaysia which set up its first Islamic bank in 1983 and now has a full range of financial products for its Islamic populace.

Hong Kong could leverage on forming strategic alliances with Malaysia, he added.

Sani Hamid, director for wealth management of Financial Allianc Pte Ltd in Singapore, also sees plenty of room.

“Hong Kong will be the gateway for Chinese companies to access Middle East funds, Malaysia is very strong in corporate sukuk, Singapore’s venture into Islamic finance is more towards wealth management and as for Indonesia, it is more for the domestic market,” he said.

Hong Kong has made no secret that just across its borders, China, which would still grow albeit slower amid the global crisis, would be the hinge factor.

Hong Kong has also cast its sights on the Gulf region where the International Monetary Fund estimated some US$800 billion worth of projects were under way or in the pipeline.

“There are opportunities for us to extend our reach to potential Islamic investors and financiers in the Middle East and Asia. The addition of Islamic finance as a new asset class in our financial system will add value to Hong Kong as a thriving financial centre,” Yue said.

CIMB Islamic and another Malaysian bank, Hong Leong, are getting the headstart to stick a foot into the doorway.

The two are the first institutions in Hong Kong to set up Islamic banking operations this year, via their local branches, and have signed a memorandum of understanding for an inter-bank facility known as the Commodity Murabahah Deposit.

Badlisyah said: “We believe we can contribute our knowledge and skills as a leading global Islamic finance expert to Hong Kong. We must remember Islamic finance is not just about the sukuk market, there are many other industry activities.”

KFH too had moved to build a presence in China. It recently signed a US$275 million real estate contract with Hong Kong-listed Nan Hai Ltd for a project in the southern Shekou and Shenken areas in China.

Yue said HKMA was paying attention to four major areas, namely, to raise its profile in the Middle East, to establish infrastructure and conducive policies, build human capital and encourage the development and launch of Islamic finance products.

A key priority is to level the tax playing field for Islamic money transactions.

“The authorities have made a big effort and come on strongly with the message to tell players that we are going to put in the mechanism to facilitate you,” said Badlisyah, whose bank is the largest sukuk issuer in the world with a 20 per cent share.

The past year has seen the launch of a Dow Jones Islamic Market Index to track China-linked equities listed on the Hong Kong bourse and an exchangeable sukuk for a 9.9 per cent stake belonging to Khazanah Nasional Bhd in Hong Kong-listed Parkson that was 10 times oversubscribed.

Khazanah, the sovereign investment arm of the Malaysian government, generated US$647 million from the combined issuance of the sukuk, with more than half snapped up by Middle East investors, and a placement of shares.

 original source :  http://muamalat.net/modules/AMS/article.php?storyid=84  

December 11, 2008

Prophet Mohammed (PBUH): A short history


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`bs¸«p hnd¨psImWvSv apl½Zv ho«ntet¡mSn aqSn¸pX¨p InS¶p. At¸mÄ hoWvSpw B i_vZw At±lt¯mSmÚm]n¨p.Hm hkv{Xw sImWvSp aqSn¸pX¨p InS¡p¶ht\, Fgpt¶Â¡pI. F¶n«v (Zpjn¨ \S]SnIsf¡pdn¨p a\pjyÀ¡p) Xm¡oXp \ÂIpI, \nsâ c£nXmhnsâ alXzs¯ {]IoÀ¯n¡pI, \nsâ hkv{X§Ä ip²oIcn¡pI, Aip²nsb hn«v AI¶p \n¡pI, em`w t\Sm³ thWvSn HuZmcyw sN¿cpXv. \nsâ \mY¶p thWvSn £a ssIs¡mÅpI, Imlf¯n DuXn¡gnªm (temImhkm\w h¶pIgnªmÂ) AXv, B Znhkw kXy\ntj[nIÄ¡p hfsc sRcp¡apÅXpw eLphÃm¯Xpamb Hcp Znhkambncn¡pw.’ (JpÀB³ 74: 1þ10)

A§ns\ apl½Zp\_n (k) sb P\§sf D²cn¡m\pw Xm¡oXp \ÂIm\pw ssZhw \ntbmKn¨p. At±lw {]hmNI\mbn. {]hmNI\mbn \ntbmKn¡s¸« tijw At±lw {]t_m[\w Bcw`n¨p. apl½Zv \_n (k) bpsS BßmÀ°Xbn ASp¯dnbp¶hÀ¡mÀ¡pw kwibapWvSmbncp¶nÃ. BZyambn JZoP At±l¯nsâ ktµiw kzoIcn¨p. A[nIw XmaknbmsX Aen, A_q_¡À, Dkvam³,A_vZpdÒm³, kAvZv, kpss_À, XÂlm F¶nhcpw “apl½Zp \_n (k) ssZh¯nsâ ZqX\pw ASnabpamsW¶v‘ hnizkn¨p.

]n¶nSt±l¯n\v ]ckyambn aX{]t_m[\amcw`n¡m³ \nÀt±iw e`n¨p. At¸mÄ At±lw a¡¡p sXm«pÅ k^m F¶ Ip¶n Ibdn \n¶p sImWvSv P\§sf hnfn¨pIq«n. Rm³, Cu aebpsS A¸pd¯v \n§sf B{Ian¡m³ Hcp i{Xp ssk\yw X¿mdmbn \nÂ]pWvSv F¶p ]dªm \n§Ä hnizkn¡bntÃ? F¶p tNmZn¨p. \n§Ä Ifhp ]dªXmbn R§Ä¡dnbnÃ’ AhÀ D¯cw ]dªp. At¸mÄ At±lw ]dªp. Rm³ \n§Ä¡v Xm¡oXp \ÂIp¶p. F\n¡v ssZh¯nÂ\n¶pw Hcp ktµiw e`n¨ncn¡p¶p. Hcp `bm\Iamb in£sb¡pdn¨v ap¶dnbn¸v \ÂIp¶h\mbmWv Rm³ h¶n«pÅXv. F\n¡v Cu temI¯v \n§sf kwc£n¡m³ IgnbpIbnÃ. acWm\´c PohnX¯nepw \n§Ä¡v kwc£Ww hmKvZ¯w sN¿m³ F\n¡v IgnbnÃ. bYmÀ° ssZhaÃmsX aÁp ssZh§fnà F¶v \n§Ä hnizkn¨meÃmsX CXp tI«t¸mÄ CXp ]dbm\mtWm \o R§sf hnfn¨Xv F¶pw ]dªhÀ ]ncnªpt]mbn.

apl½Zp\_n (k) Xsâ ZuXyw XpSÀ¶psImWvSncp¶p. ]ecpw CÉmw kzoIcn¨p. a¡bnse {][m\nIÄ¡v CsXmcp XethZ\bmbn. AhÀ D¯v_¯v F¶ t\Xmhns\ apl½Znsâ ASpt¯¡b¨p. D¯v_¯v apl½Zp\_n (k)sb kao]n¨p ]dªp. \n§Ä¡p `cWm[nImcnbmhm\mWv B{Klsa¦n \n§sf R§Ä `cWm[nImcnbm¡mw. \n§Äs¡mcp [\nI\mIm\mWv B{Klsa¦n \n§sf R§fn sht¨Áhpw henb [\nI\m¡mw, GsX¦nepw kv{Xosb hnhmlw Ign¡m\mWv B{Klsa¦n R§Ä AXpw \S¯n¯cmw. Cu ]pXnb {]Øm\w Dt]£n¨m am{Xw aXn. AXn\p adp]Snbmbn {]hmNI³ Cu JpÀB³ hmIy§Ä D²cn¡pIbmWv sNbvXXv. “]dbpI, XoÀ¨bmbpw Rm³ \n§sft¸mepÅ Hcp a\pjy³ am{XamWv. \n§fpsS ssZhw Htcsbmcp ssZhw am{XamsW¶v F¶nte¡v t_m[\w \ÂIs¸«ncn¡p¶p. AXpsImWvSv Ah¦te¡v t\Àhgn t]mIphn³. Aht\mSp ]¦ptNÀ¡p¶ _lpssZhhnizmknIÄ¡v \miw.’ (JpÀB³ 41:6). asÁmchkc¯n {]hmNI³ hyàam¡n. AÃmlphmtW, Fsâ hewssI¿n kqcyt\bpw CS¦¿n N{µt\bpw sh¨p X¶n«v Cu {]Øm\apt]£n¡m³ Ahsct¶mSp Bhiys¸«m t]mepw Rm\Xp sN¿nÃ. H¶pIn AÃmlp Cu aXs¯ hnPbn¸n¡pI. Asæn Cu {]Øm\w hnPbn¸n¡m³ thWvSnbpÅ ]cn{ia at²y Rm³ acWaSbpw CXv cWvSnsem¶v kw`hn¡pw htc¡pw ]n·mdp¶ {]iv\ta CÃ.

apÉo§fpsS F®w hÀ²n¨psImWvSncp¶p. apl½Zv \_n (k) bpsS ZuXyw kzoIcn¨hÀ, apÉow§Ä AYhm ssZh¯n\v ]qÀ®ambn Iogvs¸«hÀ F¶ t]cnemWv Adnbs¸«Xv. AhcpsS aX¯n\v ssZh¯n\pÅ ]qÀ®amb hnt[bXzw F¶À°apÅ “CÉmw’ F¶pw ]dbp¶p. apl½ZobÀ F¶pw apl½Zp aXw F¶pw ]dbp¶Xv sXÁmWv. BZys¯ a\pjy\mb BZw (A) Hcp {]hmNI\pw IqSnbmbncp¶p. At±lw apX A´y{]hmNI\mb apl½Zv \_n (k) hsc e£¡W¡n\pÅ {]hmNI³amÀ {]t_m[\w sNbvX aX kn²m´§Ä H¶pXs¶bmbncp¶p. AhscÃmw {]t_m[\w sNbvX aX¯nsâ t]cmWv CÉmw. CÉmwaX Øm]I³ apl½Zv \_n (k) AÃ. At±lw Ahkm\ {]hmNI³ am{XamWv. {]hmNI³amÀ X½n hyXymkw I¸n¡mXncn¡m³ apÉow§Ä BÚm]n¡s¸«ncn¡p¶p. (Jp. 2:285)

apÉo§fpsS F®w hÀ²n¡p¶Xv IWvSt¸mÄ a¡bnse AapÉow {][m\nIÄ¡v Acniw hÀ²n¨p. AhÀ {]hmNIt\bpw A\pbmbnItfbpw aÀ±n¡m³XpS§n. {]hmNI³ \S¡p¶ hgnbn apÅpIÄ hnXdn, Nfnbpw Noª hkvXp¡fpw At±l¯nsâ tasednªp. apÉowIsf Np«p]gp¯ aWen aeÀ¯n¡nS¯n, s\©n ]md¡ÃpIÄ IbÁnsh¨p. Nnesc Nm« sImWvSSn¨p. aÀ±\w kln¡h¿mXmbt¸mÄ {]hmNI³ Xsâ Nne A\pbmbnItfmSv A_vko\nb (FtXym]y) bnte¡v ]memb\w sN¿m³ \nÀt±in¨p. A¶v FtXym]ybn Hcp {InkvXy³ cmPmhmb s\Kkv (\Ömin) BWv `cn¨ncp¶Xv. A§s\ {]hmNIZuXy¯nsâ 5þmw hÀjw 11 ]pcpj·mcpw 4 kv{XoIfpw AS§p¶ Hcp kwLw FtXym]ybnte¡v ]memb\w sNbvXp.

apÉnwIÄ ]memb\w sNbvXXdnª a¡³ {][m\nIÄ Hcp ZuXy kwLs¯ FtXym]ybnse cmPmhnsâ ASp¡te¡b¨p. AhÀ cmPmhns\ kao]n¨v X§fn \n¶pw HmSnt¸m¶ ASnaIfmWv apÉnwIÄ F¶pw Ahsc X§Ä¡v hn«pXcWsa¶pw At]£n¨p. cmPmhnsâ ap¶n lmPcm¡s¸« apÉnwIÄ C§s\ t_m[n¸n¨p. “cmPmth, R§Ä AÚXbnembncp¶p. hn{Klmcm[\bnepw A[À½ PohnX¯nepw apgpIn Pohn¡pIbmbncp¶p R§Ä. R§fn iànbpÅhÀ iàn Ipdªhsc t{Zmln¨p. R§Ä IÅw ]dbmdpWvSmbncp¶p. AXnYnacymZ R§Ä ]men¨ncp¶nÃ. A§s\bncns¡, R§fn Hcp {]hmNI³ h¶p. sNdp¸w apXte At±l¯nsâ kz`mhs¯¡pdn¨pw [mÀ½nI PohnXs¯¡pdn¨pw R§Ä¡v \¶mbdnbmambncp¶p. R§ft±l¯n hnizkn¡pIbpw At±ls¯ A\pKan¡pIbpw sNbvXp. F¶m R§fpsS \m«pImÀ R§sf aÀ±n¡pIbpw R§fpsS aXs¯ Dt]£n¡phm³ \nÀ_Ôn¡pIbpw sNbvXp.’ CXp tI«t¸mÄ cmPmhv apÉnwIfpsS Imcy¯n XÂ]c\mhpIbpw AhÀ¡v e`n¨psh¶v ]dbp¶ thZ¯nsâ Nne `mK§Ä tIĸn¡m³ Bhiys¸SpIbpw sNbvXp. apÉnwIfnÂs¸« PAv^À JpÀB\nse Hc²ymbw hmbn¨p tIĸn¨p. cmPmhv, FtXym]ybn Xmakn¨psImÅm³ Ahsc A\phZn¨p. A[nIw Ignbp¶Xn\pap¼v asÁmcp kwLw IqSn FtXym]ybnte¡v ]memb\w sNbvXp. B kwL¯n 101 t]cpWvSmbncp¶p. AXn 18 kv{XoIfmbncp¶p.

apÉowIfpsS AwKkwJy A\pZn\w hÀ²n¨p sImWvSncp¶Xv a¡³ {][m\nIsf Atemkcs¸Sp¯n. AhÀ H¶mbn kt½fn¨v {]hmNIsâ IpSpw_¯ns¶Xncn D]tcm[w GÀs¸Sp¯m³ \nÝbn¨p. AhÀ¡v [m\y§tfm, aÁhiykm[\§tfm \ÂIm³ ]mSnsöv Xocpam\n¨p. CXv {]hmNIsâ IpSpw_s¯ hfscb[nIw hnjan¸n¨p. Cu AhØ GXmWvSv aq¶psImÃw XpSÀ¶p. {]hmNI ZuXy¯nsâ ]¯mw hÀj¯n AapÉowIfnÂs¸« Nne sNdp¸¡mÀ Xs¶ a\pjyXzlo\amb Cu D]tcm[w ]n³hen¡m³ t\Xm¡³amsc \nÀ_Ôn¨p. A§s\ D]tcm[w \o§n. AtX hÀjw Xs¶ JZoPbpw ]nXrhy³ A_pXzmen_pw A´cn¨p. apÉowIÄs¡XnscbpÅ aÀ±\w XpSÀ¶psImWvSncp¶p. ASp¯ Hcp \Kcamb XzmC^nse P\§Ä CÉmw kzoIcnt¨¡psa¶ {]Xo£bn {]hmNI³ At§m«pt]mbn. F¶m AhnsSbpÅ P\§Ä At±ls¯ Iq¡n hnfn¡pIbpw IsÃdnªpsImWvSv D]{Zhn¡pIbpw sNbvXp. {]hmNI³ a¡bnte¡pXs¶ aS§n.

a¡bn Hcp DÕhw \S¡mdpWvSmbncp¶p. B DÕh¯n\v kao]{]tZi§fn \n¶v BfpIÄ hcmdpWvSmbncp¶p. A§s\ hcp¶ P\§tfmSv {]hmNI³ ssZhw GI\msW¶pw, Ahs\ am{Xta Bcm[n¡mhq F¶pw acWm\´cw Cu temIs¯ {]hÀ¯\§Ä¡\pkcn¨v c£m in£IÄ \ÂIs¸Spsa¶pw D]tZin¨p sImWvSncp¶p. bkvcn_nÂ(aZo\) \n¶pw h¶ NneÀ {]hmNIsâ kw`mjW¯n BIrjvScmIpIbpw X§fn\n ssZh¯nsâ A[nImcmhImi§fn Bscbpw ]¦p tNÀ¡pIbnsöpw, X§fn\n hy`nNcn¡pItbm, Ifhp\S¯pItbm, Ipªp§sf sImÃpItbm, ]cZqjWw ]dbpItbm, IÅhmÀ¯IÄ {]Ncn¸n¡pItbm sN¿pIbnsöpw, kpJZpxJ§fnseÃmw {]hmNIs\ A\pkcn¨v sImWvSv Pohn¡psa¶pw {]XnÚ sNbvXp. AhÀ ]{´WvSv t]À DWvSmbncp¶p.

Cu ImeL«¯n Hcp cm{Xnbn AÃmlp {]hmNIs\ Xsâ k¶n[m\¯nte¡pbÀ¯n. CXns\ CÉmansâ kmt¦XnI `mjbn anAvdmPv F¶p ]dbp¶p. Cu Ahkc¯nemWv apÉowIÄ Zn\w{]Xn A©p{]mhiyw \akvIcn¡Wsa¶v AÃmlp BÚm]n¨Xv. ASp¯sImÃw bkvcn_nÂ\n¶pw Fgp]¯naq¶pt]À DÕhthfbn a¡bn hcnIbpw ssZhs¯bpw {]hmNIt\bpw A\pkcn¨v Pohn¡msa¶v {]XnÚsbSp¡pIbpw sNbvXp. AhÀ {]hmNIs\ X§fpsS ]«W¯nte¡v £Wn¡pIbpw sNbvXp.

CÉmansâ kzm[o\w hÀ²n¡p¶Xp IWvSv hndfn ]qWvS a¡³ t\Xm¡Ä aÀ±\¯n\v cq£X hÀ²n¸n¡pIbpw {]hmNIs\ h[n¡m³ ]cn]mSnbnSpIbpw sNbvXp. aÀ±\w kln¡h¿mXmbt¸mÄ {]hmNI³ Xsâ A\pbmbnItfmSv bkvcn_nte¡v ]memb\w sN¿m³ \nÀt±in¨p. {]hmNIs\ h[n¡phm³ a¡³ {][m\nIÄ ]cn]mSnbn«v hoSphfª Znhkw cm{Xn ssZhoI I¸\{]Imcw {]hmNI³ Xâ i¿bn ]nXrhy]p{X\pw CÉmanI {]hÀ¯I\pamb AentbmSp InS¡m³ \nÀt±in¨ tijw Xsâ k´XklNmcnbmb A_q_¡tdmsSm¸w bkvcn_nte¡v bm{X Xncn¨p. ]I kab¯v kuÀ F¶ Kplbn AhÀ A`bw tXSn. {]hmNI³ c£s¸«p F¶dnªp a¡bnse {][m\nIÄ {]hmNIs\t¯Sn ]e `mKt¯¡pw BÄ¡msc ]dªb¨p. Ahcnsemcp kwLw {]hmNI\pw A_q_¡dpw Hfn¨ncn¡p¶ KplmapJs¯¯ns¸«p. AXpIWvSp A_q_¡À `b¶p. {]hmNI³ At±ls¯ km´z\s¸Sp¯n. “`bs¸tSWvS, ssZhw \½psS IqsSbpWvSv’ Jpssdin {]apJÀ {]hmNIs\ ImWmsX Xncn¨pt]mbn. AhÀ cWvSpt]cpw bkvcn_nte¡v bm{X XpSÀ¶p.

bkvcn_n {]hmNI\v lmÀ±hamb kzoIcWamWv e`n¨Xv. \_n (k) bkvcn_nse¯nbtXmsS CÉmanI kaql¯n\v Hcp \ho\ cq]w ssIh¶p. Hcp amXrImcmjv{Sw sI«n¸Sp¡pIbmWv \_n (k) AhnsS sNbvXXv. Hcp \nba{KÙhpw Hcp t\XrXzhpw Hcp ssZh¯nepÅ hnizmkhpw \ÂIns¡mWvSv apÉowIsf At±lw GIoIcn¨p. aZo\mhmknIÄ¡v Hcp ]pXp\maw At±lw \ÂIn. A³kmdpIÄ AYhm klmbnIÄ. a¡bn \n¶v h¶hÀ almPndpIÄ AYhm A`bmÀ°nIÄ F¶ t]cnednbs¸«p. kXyhnizmknIÄ ktlmZc³amcmWv F¶ JpÀB³ hmIyw D²cn¨psImWvSv {]hmNI³ A³kmdpIsfbpw aplmPndpIsfbpw H¶n¸n¨p. A³kmdpIfpw aplmPndpIfpw X½nepÅ kvt\l_Ôw ktlmZc³amÀ X½nepÅXnt\¡mÄ kpZrVambncp¶p. ImcWw AXv AÃmlphn¶p thWvSnbpÅ kvt\lambncp¶p. A³kmdpIÄ A`bmÀ°nIsf X§fpsS hoSpIfnse AwK§fmbn kzoIcn¡pIbpw AhÀ¡pthWvSn klmbklIcW§Ä sN¿pIbpw sNbvXp. ]e aZo\ \nhmknIfpw X§fpsS kz¯n ]IpXn a¡bnÂ\n¶p h¶hÀ¡p sImSp¯p. AhcpsS Irjnbnepw I¨hS¯nepw aqlmPndpIsf ]¦mfnIfm¡n. aplmPndpIfpw A³kmdpIfpw CgpInt¨À¶psImWvSpÅ kpJZpxJ§Ä ]¦ns«Sp¯psImWvSpÅ B PohnXw Ncn{X¯n XpeyXbnÃm¯XmWv. CXns\¡pdn¨v JpÀB³ ]dbp¶p. “(a¡bn \n¶v lnPvd t]mbhÀ¡v) hoSpw kXyhnizmkhpw, AhÀ F¯pw ap¼pXs¶ Hcp¡nsh¨hcmhs«, AhcpsS ASp¡te¡v kztZiw shSnªpsNÃp¶hsc kvt\ln¡p¶p. lnPvd t]mbhÀ¡v e`n¡p¶ [\s¯ kw_Ôn¨p a\Ên bmsXmcm{Khpw AhÀ¡v tXm¶nbncp¶panÃ. (am{XaÃ) AhÀ¡v km¼¯nI t¢iapWvsS¦n t]mepw X§tf¡mÄ (aplmPndpIÄ¡v) AhÀ ap³KW\ IÂ]n¡p¶p. a\Ênsâ ]nip¡nÂ\n¶pw AXym{Kl¯nÂ\n¶pw hÃhcpw kpc£nXcmbm AhÀ Xs¶bmWv hnPbnIÄ’ (JpÀB³ 59 : 9)

aZo\bn F¯nbtijw {]hmNI³ BZyambn sNbvXXv Hcp tI{µw \nÀ½n¡pI F¶Xmbncp¶p. At±lw aZo\bn Hcp ]Ån Øm]n¨p. AXp Xs¶bmbncp¶p ]pXnb CÉmanI cmjv{S¯nsâ tI{µhpw. CÉmanI cmjv{S¯nsâ sk{I«dntbÁpw tImSXnbpw A`bmÀ°nIfpsS tI{µhpw FÃmw AXp Xs¶bmbncp¶p. tI{µw Øm]n¨tijw AXnsâ `{ZX {]hmNI³ Dd¸phcp¯n. B`y´c kam[m\hpw cmPyc£bpw Dd¸phcp¯p¶ Hcp DS¼Sn {]hmNI\pWvSm¡n. apÉnwIfpw AapÉnwIfpamb aZo\bnepw aZo\¡p NpÁpapÅ FÃm tKm{X§Ä¡nSbnepw kam[m\]camb klhÀ¯nXzw t\SnsbSp¡pI F¶Xmbncp¶p DS¼SnbpsS e£yw. Xpeyamb AhImi§fpsSbpw _m[yXIfpsSbpw ASnØm\¯nepÅ B DS¼Snbn PpX tKm{X§fpw AapÉnw tKm{X§fpw H¸psh¡m³ HuÂkpIyw ImWn¨p. `cWm[nImcn `cWobÀ¡v sImSp¯ FgpXs¸« `cWLS\ F¶ \ne¡v cmjv{SX{´Ú³amÀ CXn\v {]m[m\yw IÂ]n¡p¶p. hneywaqÀ FgpXp¶p. Cu DS¼Sn At±l¯n DÄsImWvS alXzw hyàam¡p¶p. At±l¯nsâ ImeL«¯nse am{XaÃ, FÃm bpK§fnsebpw Hcp almßmhmbncp¶p At±lw. \Pvdm\nse {InkvXym\nIfpw {]hmNI\pambn DS¼SnbnteÀs¸«p. aZo\bn cq]wsImWvSXv {]hmNIsâ t\XrXz¯nepÅ HcmZÀi cmjv{Sambncp¶p. ssZthXc§fmb FÃm ASna¯¨§eIfnÂ\n¶pw a\pjys\ tamNn¨mWv {]hmNI³ `cWw \S¯nbncp¶Xv. A§ns\ sN¿Wsa¶v JpÀB\nsâ \nÀt±iapWvSmbncp¶p. knhn {Inan\ \nba§fpw JpÀB³ \ÂInbncp¶p. CÉmanI ho£W¯n kz¯v kaql¯n NpÁn¯ncnªpsImWvSncn¡Ww. AXvsImWvSv ‘k¡m¯v’ F¶ t]cn ]WambpÅ kz¯nsâ 2.5% Dw ImÀjnI hcpam\¯nsâ 10% Dw Zcn{Zhn`mK§fn am{Xw Hmtcm hÀjhpw hnXcWw sN¿s¸«p. AXns\ Zcn{ZcpsS AhImiw F¶mWv JpÀB³ hntijn¸n¨Xv. AXvt]mse sXmgnÂclnXÀ¡pw Zcn{ZÀ¡pw s]mXpJP\mhn AhImiapWvsS¶pw AhcpsS kwc£Ww Kh¬saânsâ _m²yXbmsW¶pw `cWIqSw AwKoIcn ‘Hm \_o a\pjytcmSp ]dbpI. (BcpsS Xr]vXn e£yw sh¨psImWvSv R§Ä Pohn¡p¶pthm) Ah³, AÃmlp, GI\mWv. (kÀÆNcmNc§Ä¡pw) A`bw \ÂIp¶h\pw, BcpsSbpw B{ibw BhiyanÃm¯h\pambn \nesImÅp¶h³ AÃmlp am{XamIp¶p. Ah\v k´m\w P\n¨n«nÃ. Ah³ BcptSbpw k´m\hpaÃ. (Npcp¡¯nÂ) Ah¶p Xpeyambn BcpwXs¶ CÃ.’ (JpÀB³ 112 : 1þ4)

apl½Zv\_n (k) ssZhZqX\pw Zmk\pamsW¶v km£yw hln¡pI F¶XpsImWvSv Dt±iw apl½Zp\_n (k) ImWn¨p X¶ coXnbn Pohn¡pI F¶XmWv. {]hmNI³ ]dª Imcy§fn hnizkn¡pIbpw thWw. {]hmNI³, temI¯ns\mc´yapWvsS¶pw AXn\ptijw Cu temIPohnXs¯¡pdn¨v ssZhw IW¡p tNmZn¡psa¶pw ssZhs¯ Adnªv A\pkcn¨hÀ¡v kzÀ¤hpw, [n¡cn¨hÀ¡v ITn\amb \cIhpw e`n¡psa¶pw ]dªXp hnizkn¡pIbpw thWw. (2) A©p{]mhiyw \akvIcn¡pI. (3) \nÀ_ÔZm\w (4) dafm³ amkw apgph³ {hXa\pjvTn¡pI. (5) IgnhpÅhÀ a¡bn t]mbn lÖv \nÀhln¡pI. apl½Zp\_n(k) Xm³ Hcp a\pjy³ am{XamsW¶pw {]hmNI\pw a\pjy\pamb tbiphn\p ssZhoIXzw I¸n¨ t]mse X\n¡mcpw ssZhoIXzw I¸n¡cpsX¶pw Xd¸n¨p ]dªncp¶p.

]pXpXmbn cq]w sImWvS CÉmanI kaqls¯bpw cmjv{Ss¯bpw \ne\n¡m³ a¡³ {][m\nIÄ A\phZn¡pIbnà F¶v hyàambncp¶p. AhÀ¡v apl½Zn\`bw \ÂInb bkvcn_v (aZo\) \nhmknItfmSv ISp¯ AaÀjw DWvSmbncp¶p. AhÀ CS¡nS¡v aZo\ \nhmknIsf ieys¸Sp¯nsImWvSncp¶p. BbnsS kndnbbnÂ\n¶pw aS§p¶ Hcp Atd_y³ I¨hSkwLs¯ apl½Zpw Iq«pImcpw B{Ian¡m³ ]cn]mSnbn«n«pWvSv Fs¶mcp hmÀ¯ a¡bn ]c¶p. A§ns\bpWvsS¦n AXp XSbm\pw aZo\¡msc Hcp ]mTw ]Tn¸n¡m\pw a¡³ \nhmknIÄ Hcp§n. AhÀ 1000 Bbp[[mcnIsf Hcp¡n h¼n¨ k¶ml§tfmsS aZo\bpsS `mKt¯¡p Xncn¨p. B hmÀ¯ Adnª {]hmNI³ aZo\bn sh¨pÅ Hcp kwL«\w Hgnhm¡m³ aZo\¡p ]pdt¯¡p h¶p. At±l¯nsâ IqsS 313 t]sc DWvSmbncp¶pÅp. At±l¯n\p shdpw 2 IpXncIfpw 70 H«I§fpamWpWvSmbncp¶Xv. km[mcWKXnbn apÉn§Ä ]cmPbs¸Spsa¶v XoÀ¨bmbncp¶p. F¶m FÃmw ssZh¯neÀ¸n¨v cWm¦W¯nend§nb apÉowIÄ hnPbn¨p. XShpImcmbn ]nSn¨hsc tamN\ aqeyw hm§n hn«b¨p. tamN\aqeyw \ÂIm³ Ignbm¯hÀ¡v aZo\bnse 10 t]sc Fgp¯pw hmb\bpw ]Tn¸n¡pI F¶ tamN\aqeyw \nÝbn¨p. ssZhklmbwsImWvSmWv _Zdn Pbn¨sX¶v apÉowIÄ hnizkn¨p. kXyhpw AkXyhpw X½nepÅ kac¯n AwKkwJy Hcp {]iv\aà F¶v Hcn¡Â IqSn Ncn{Xw sXfnbn¨p. _Zdn\p tijhpw a¡³ {][m\nIÄ aZo\sb B{Ian¨p IogS¡m³ ]eXhW {ians¨¦nepw AhÀ hnPbn¨nÃ.

{]hmNI³ aZo\bnse¯nbXnsâ 6þmw hÀjw XoÀ°mS\¯n\p a¡bnse tZhmeb¯nte¡v ]pds¸«p. bp²w \njn²amsW¶v Ad_nIÄ hnizkn¡p¶ amk¯nembncp¶p kw`hw. {]hmNI\p bp²w sN¿m\pÅ ]cn]mSn Cà F¶dnªn«pw {]hmNIs\ a¡bnte¡p {]thin¡m³ k½Xn¨nÃ. ZqX³amÀ ]ckv]cw _Ôs¸«Xnsâ ^eambn Ahkm\w Hcp kÔnbpWvSm¡n. kÔn {]YaZrjvSym apÉnwIÄ¡p A\pIqeaÃmbncp¶p. {]hmNI³ hn«phogvN sN¿pIbmWv sNbvXXv. apÉnwIÄ B sImÃw tZhmebw kµÀin¡msX aS§Wsa¶pw ASp¯ sImÃw kµÀin¡msa¶pw a¡¡mcn Bsc¦nepw t\Xm¡·mcpsS k½Xw IqSmsX aZo\bn h¶m Ahsc Xncn¨b¡Wsa¶pw aZo\bn \n¶pw Bsc¦nepw a¡bn h¶m Xncn¨b¡nà F¶pambncp¶p DS¼Snbnse {][m\ \n_Ô\IÄ. ASp¯ 10 hÀjt¯¡v ]ckv]cw bp²w sN¿pIbnsöpw lpssZ_nb kÔn F¶ t]cnednbs¸Sp¶ Cu DS¼SnbnepWvSmbncp¶p.lqssZ_nb kÔn¡p tijw e`n¨ kam[m\m´co£¯n {]hmNI³ t]Àjym, tdmw, CuPn]vXv, kndnb, ba³ XpS§nb cmPy§fnse cmPm¡³amÀ¡v CÉmante¡v £Wn¨psImWvSv I¯pIfb¨p. NneÀ AXp kzoIcn¨p.

lnPvd 8þmw hÀjw a¡bnse JpssdinIÄ lpssZ_nb DS¼Sn ewLn¨p. {]hmNIsâ Iq«¯nepÅ _\qJpÊ tKm{Xs¯ B{Ian¨p. At¸mÄ {]hmNI ³ a¡bnse {][m\nItfmSv _\pJpÊ tKm{X¯n\v \jvS]cnlmcw \ÂImt\m Asæn lpssZ_nbm DS¼Sn d±v sN¿mt\m Bhiys¸«p. a¡bnse {][m\nIÄ cWvSmas¯ amÀ¤amWv kzoIcn¨Xv. At¸mÄ {]hmNI³ ]Xn\mbncw A\pbmbnItfmSpIqSn a¡bnte¡v Xncn¨p. At¸mgpw apÉowIÄ Hcp iànbà F¶ [mcWbmWv a¡¡mÀ¡v DWvSmbncp¶Xv. \_nbpw A\pbmbnIfpw a¡¡p kao]w XmhfaSn¨ thfbn Ahsc clkyam¡n \nco£n¡m³ sN¶ a¡³ t\Xmhmb A_qkp^ym³ apÉnw tbm²m¡fpsS ssIIfneIs¸«p. Ahct±lt¯mSv am\yambn s]cpamdpIbpw At±ls¯ hn«b¡pIbpw sNbvXp. \_nbpsS kz`mhalna Iv BIrjvS\mb A_qkp^y³ CÉmw kzoIcn¨p.

\_nbpw klNc·mcpw a¡bn {]thin¨t¸mÄ Ahsc FXnÀ¡m\mcpapWvSmbnÃ. At±ls¯bpw A\pNc·mtcbpw {Iqcambn aÀ±n¡pIbpw P·\m«n \n¶pw ]pd¯m¡pIbpw sNbvX B ]«W\nhmknIÄ {]hmNI³ F´psN¿psa¶dnbmsX At±l¯n\p ap¼n BImw£tbmSpw `oXntbmSpw IqsS \n¶p. At¸mÄ Ahsc A`nkwt_m[\ sNbvXpsImWvS {]hmNI³ ]dªp. ‘bqk^v\_n (A) Xsâ ktlmZc³amtcmSv ]dªXpt]mse C¶v Rm\pw CXm \n§tfmSv ]dbp¶p. C¶p \n§fpsS t]cn IpÁsam¶panÃ. \n§Ä kzX{´cmWv. a¡m hnPbt¯mSpIqSn {]hmNI³ Atd_ymbnse A\ntj[y`cWm[nImcnbmbn. a¡bnse tZhmebamb IAv_ kµÀin¨ tijw At±lw X\n¡`bw \ÂInb aZo\bnte¡p Xs¶ Xncn¨p t]mIpIbmWv sNbvXXv.

lnPvd 10þmw hÀjw {]hmNI³ a¡bnte¡v hoWvSpw XoÀ°mS\¯n¶v t]mbn. B lÖv thfbn Hcp e£t¯mfw hcp¶ A\pbmbnIsf A`nkwt_m[\ sNbvXpsImWvSv At±lw ]dª hm¡pIÄ {it²b§fmWv.

‘a\pjytc! Fsâ hm¡pIÄ {i²n¨p tIÄ¡pI. Cs¡mïn\ptijw Cu Øe¯psh¨v \n§sf ImWm³ km[n¡ptam CÃtbm Fs¶\n¡dnhnÃ. a\pjytc, \n§fpsS Cu \m«n\pw Cu amk¯n\pw Cu Zn\¯n\pw GXp{]Imcw \n§Ä BZchv I¸n¡p¶pthm, AtX {]Imcw \n§fpsS \mY\pambn IWvSpap«pw htc¡pw A`nam\hpw [\hpw ]ckv]cw It¿dp¶Xv \n§Ä¡nXm \njn²am¡nbncn¡p¶p. HmÀ¯ncn¡pI. \n§Ä ]ng¨v ]ckv]cw Igp¯psh«m³ apXnccpXv. \n§fpsS \mY\pambn \n§Ä IWvSpap«pw. At¸mÄ \n§fpsS {]hÀ¯\§sf¡pdn¨v Ah³ \n§sf tNmZyw sN¿pw. AÚm\Ime¯v \S¶ Poh\mi§Ä¡pÅ FÃm {]XnImc\S]SnIsfbpw Rm\nXm ZpÀºes¸Sp¯nbncn¡p¶p. a\pjytc, \n§fpsS ssZhw GI\mWv. \n§sfÃmhcpsSbpw ]nXmhpw GI³ Xs¶. \n§sfÃmhcpw BZan \n¶pw P\n¨p. BZw a®nÂ\n¶pw. \n§fn sh¨v PohnX¯n IqSpX kq£vaXbpÅh\mtcm Ah\s{X AÃmlphn¦Â GÁhpw am\y³. Ad_n¡v A\d_ntb¡mtfm, A\d_n¡v Ad_ntb¡mtfm bmsXmcp t{ijvSXbpanÃ. t{ijvSX¡SnØm\w PohnX¯nepÅ kq£vaXbt{X. \n§Ä JpÀB³ ASnØm\am¡ns¡mWvSv Pohn¡p¶ Imea{Xbpw \n§Ä hgn]ng¡pIbnÃ. AÃmlphnsâ {KÙas{X AXv. P\§sf! kXyhnizmknIÄ ]ckv]cw ktlmZc§fmWv. Xsâ ktlmZcsâ kwXr]vXntbmSpIqSnbÃmsX Ahsâ [\w IcØam¡phm³ HcmÄ¡pw ]mSnÃ. AÚm\Imes¯ ]eni CS]mSpIsfÃmw Rm\nXm ZpÀºes¸Sp¯nbncn¡p¶p. B C\¯n H¶maXmbn Rm³ ZpÀºes¸Sp¯p¶Xv Fsâ ]nXrhy³ Aºmkn\v In«m\pÅ ]enibmWv. a\pjytc! \n§tfmSv \n§fpsS ]Xv\namÀ¡pÅ t]mse Xs¶, \n§Ä¡v AhtcmSpw Nne _m²yXIÄ DWvSv. \n§Ä kv{XoItfmSv \à \ne¡v s]cpamdns¡mÅpI. AÅmlphnsâ Hcp Aam\s¯¶ \ne¡mWv Ahsc \n§Ä GsÁSp¯ncn¡p¶Xv. \n§fpsS `rXysc {i²n¡pI. \n§Ä `£n¡p¶Xv Xs¶ AhÀ¡pw `£n¡m³ sImSp¡pI. a\pjytc, F\n¡v tijw Hcp \_nbpw hcm\nÃ. AXpsImWvSv {i²tbmsS tIÄ¡pI. \n§fpsS \mYsâ ]cpip²ldan h¶v lÖv sN¿pI. \n§fpsS taem[nImcnIsf A\pkcn¡pI. At¸mÄ \n§fpsS \mYsâ kzÀ¤¯n {]thin¡mw.’ {]kwK¯nsâ Ahkm\¯n B h¼n¨ P\kaqls¯ A`napJoIcn¨psImWvSv AhnSp¶v tNmZn¨p. ‘\n§tfmSv ssZhk¶n[nbn sh¨v Fs¶¡pdn¨v tNmZn¡s¸Spw. At¸mÄ F´mWv \n§Ä ]dbpI?.’P\kaqlw Htc kzc¯n adp]Sn \ÂIn. ‘A§p¶v AÃmlphnsâ ktµiw R§sf Adnbn¡pIbpw A§bpsS FÃm _m[yXIfpw \ndthÁpIbpw sNbvXn«pWvSv F¶v R§Ä adp]Sn \ÂIpw.’ At¶cw BImit¯¡v I®pw ssI¿pw DbÀ¯nsImWvSv AhnSp¶v {]mÀ°n¨p. ‘AÃmlpth \o km£yw hlnt¡Wta! AÃmlpth \o km£yw hlnt¡Wta!’ C§s\ aq¶p{]mhiyw BhÀ¯n¨v {]mÀ°n¨psImWvSv {]kwKw Ahkm\n¸n¨p.

Cu kab¯v AÃmlphnÂ\n¶pw am\hIpe¯n\pÅ A\p{Klamb CÉmans\ ]qÀ¯oIcn¨Xmbn Adnbn¡p¶ ssZhoI ktµiw AhXcn¨p. ‘Cu Znhkw \n§fpsS aXs¯ \n§Ä¡p Rm³ ]qÀ¯oIcn¨p XcnIbpw Fsâ A\p{Kls¯ \n§fn ]qÀ®am¡pIbpw sNbvXncn¡p¶p. CÉmans\ \n§fpsS aXambn Rm³ Xr]vXns¸SpIbpw sNbvXncn¡p¶p.’ (JpÀB³ 15:4). CtXmSpIqSn {]hmNIXzw ]qÀ¯nbmbn. B[p\nIIme¯v amÀ¤ZÀiI {KÙambn JpÀB³ \ne\n¡p¶p. AXv AÃmlp Xs¶ kwc£n¡psa¶v JpÀB\n ]dªn«pWvSv. C\nsbmcp {]hmNIt\m thZ{KÙtam hcm\nÃ. temImhkm\w htc¡pÅ amÀ¤ZÀiI{KÙamWv JpÀB³.

hnShm§Â {]kwK¯n\v tijw 3 amkta \_n (k) Pohn¨pffp. ln. 12þmwhÀjw d_n D AÆp 12þmw Xn¿Xn Xn¦fmgvN {]hmNI³ A´cn¨p. At±l¯nsâ amÀ¤ZÀi\w A\pkcn¨v Pohn¡m\pw A§ns\pohnX hnPbw t\Sphm\pw ]ctemI¯v At±lt¯msSm¸w Pohn¡m\pw ssZhw \s½ A\p{Kln¡s«.

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