Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sa’di: “Kulliyyat-I Sa’di”

Sa’di: "Kulliyyat-I Sa’di"

Unless a benefit exists for someone else within,
buried in such a heart,
rough-hewn granite
and precious stones are one.


-Sa’di: "Kulliyyat-I Sa’di"

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Shia Systems Alliance


New Qom From Orbit
The Shia Systems Alliance is a highly centralized socialist state; all major industries are controlled by the state. The capitol is on New Qom where the Supreme Council of Ayatollahs meets. It is also from here that they dispatch Judges to oversee the local governments, who are typically democratically elected. The Shia Systems Alliance has a large active military, with all males 18-40, who are not in the active military, in the reserves. This allows them to draw up a huge reserve force when they need. They also have many females in the reserve planetary defense forces.


A Picture taken in the Southern Continent of Hazarastan which is volcanically very active
The Shia Systems Alliance is known to be made up of seven worlds but it is suspected that they have several hidden colony worlds.
The seven known worlds are;
Ali’s World
New Iraq
Hazarastan
New Qom
New Markazi
Nabatiye
New Saida



A Picture taken in the Southern Continent of Hazarastan which is volcanically very active



Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Nizam al-Din, "Fawa'id al-Fu'ad

Nizam al-Din, "Fawa'id al-Fu'ad"

The master continued, "If you put oil, pepper, garlic and onion in a cauldron, and merely add water, you have not made a stew. The basis for a stew is meat; the other ingredients are optional. Similarly, spiritual progress depends on detaching yourself from material posessions; other virtuous practices are optional."

-Nizam al-Din, "Fawa'id al-Fu'ad"

Friday, January 19, 2007

Al-Ghazzali, "Ihya Ulum Id-Din"

Al-Ghazzali, "Ihya Ulum Id-Din"

Even before accomplishing enlightenment a person knows that everything attests to the existence of God. But these virtuous feelings of innocence disappear as he begins to mingle with corrupt society, because worldly affairs hinder him from swimming in the vast ocean of insight.

Al-Ghazzali, "Ihya Ulum Id-Din"

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Junayd: Tawhid

Junayd: Tawhid

Most people act on their own account; they pursue personal ambitions without seeking God’s guidance and grace. By asserting the self they will achieve nothing.

-Junayd: Tawhid

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Alliance of Free worlds

High California
The Alliance of Free Worlds is headquartered on the planet New Texas and is a loose confederation of worlds settled primarily by colonist from North America on Earth. All but Amazonia and Azaltalan are predominantly English speaking worlds. The Alliance has a small standing navy. In Times of crisis individual members are to place their systems military starships under the control of the Alliance’s naval command.

The Alliance of Free Worlds is made up of the following star systems
New Texas; New America; High California; Amazonia; Azaltalan
New Saxony; World of 3 nations; New Terra; Camelot; Reagan; Elohi
Echota; New Virgina; New Nauvoo; New Colorado; Washington
Narnia; Valhalla; Lafayette; Nuevo Amazonas; Roosevelt; Lincoln

Galveston, the Equatorial continent of New Texas, has a large preserve for the large native Saurian fauna.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Hadith

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) would pray, saying: "O God! I ask You for the means to do good, to avoid evil and to love the poor.”Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 4, Number 13A

The Prophet also told his wife: “If you love the poor and bring them near you. . .God will bring you near Him on the Day of Resurrection."Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1376

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Confederation of Islamic Worlds

The Confederation of Islamic Worlds

The confederation is the oldest known human interstellar government, born from the first use of the worm drive. The Confederate capitol is on New Malaysia. There the grand Parliament meets. The grand parliament is made up of two houses the upper and lower, quite literally as the both meet in the same building one on the 2nd floor the other on the seventh, each world gets 2 senators in the upper house and one spokesman for every 25 million inhabitants of its star system.

Individual star systems have a great deal of freedom on how they govern themselves.

The Confederates maintain a large space navy for both military purposes and exploration. Colony arks, now outfitted with worm drives, are still used to colonize new worlds. Most colonization efforts are still done by one ethic group, but any Confederate citizen may settle on any Confederation world. The largest change in Confederate Colonization policies is there are now two private companies operating from Confederate space, which seek out star systems to colonize.

The Confederation of Islamic Worlds is made up of the following planets.

New Arabia, Pulau, New Tajikistan, Tamazight
New Malaysia, Hausa World, New Khashmir, Mars
High Palestine, Turkmen Prime, New Kurdistan, New Bengal
New Kalimantan, New Daura, New Palestine, New Siraf
Himyarite, Orman, Okyanus, Berlindung
Kebaruan, Khalwat, New Sulawesi, New Kelantan
Cantik, Laut, New Durnia, High Malaysia
New Pahang, Tawanna, Nur




Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Frankish Empire

The planets of the Frankish Empire
New France
Franks World
New Gaul
New Brittney
New Quebec
Damona
Epona
Toutatis
Lugus
Foret
Sanctuaire
Asile
Abritez
Vert
Sable
Jardin
Mer
La Nouvelle Terra
Walloon

The French were one of the most enthusiastic ethnic groups when it came to sending out colony arks during the mankind’s first expansion into interstellar space. After the discovery of the worm hole drive most of the French colonies were united under the king of the Vert star system. The Frankish empire is ruled by a noble/military elite which maintains the empires large space fleet. They also own large estates all over the empire. Most of the local governments within the empire are democratic; typically city and provincial leaders being elected. The grand star palace is on Vert but the king maintains a residence in every star system of the empire.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Unity of Saints


The Unity of Saints was formed by planets whose colonists were originally from North America on Earth and members of the LDS church. The Unity is considered a break away sect of the LDS church headquartered on Earth. The Unity maintains that they are the rightful church. The Unity is a theocracy with democratic trappings. They are extremely centralized with all important decisions coming from the capitol. The economy is socialistic and many of the smaller communities have communal living arrangements. Since their defeat in the grand war the size of their space fleet has been very limited.
They have a large exploration fleet for a population of their size.

The Unity of Saints is made up of the following planets.

New Zarahemla
New Utah
Deseret
High Nephi
New Lemuel

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Rumi, "Mathnawi"

Rumi, "Mathnawi"

Give your life for that cup of divine wisdom. How can you succeed without endurance and patience? To wait for the sake of that cup is no hardship. Show patience, for patience is the key to joy.

-Rumi, "Mathnawi"