Taqiyah” – The Cap Worn For Religious Purposes


*“Al-Taqiyah” What is it??

Whole world knows about  The Religious Butchering Rapes and loots Done by the Peaceful Religion worldwide but what most people don’t know is “Al-TAQIYAH” First Let us see its defination from Wikipedia ..

A form of religious
dissimulation , or a legal dispensation whereby a
believing individual can deny his faith or commit
otherwise illegal or blasphemous acts while they are
in fear or at risk of significant persecution.


Definition from al-Islam

“al-Taqiyya”literally means:”Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions,
ideas, feelings, opinions,and/or strategies at a time of eminent danger,
whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental
injury.”A one-word translation would be


One of the few books exclusively devoted to the
subject, At-Taqiyya fi’l-Islam (“Taqiyya in Islam”)
make this unequivocally clear. Written (in Arabic) by Dr.
Sami Mukaram, a former Islamic studies professor at
the American University of Beirut and author of some
twenty-five books on Islam, the book demonstrates the
ubiquity and broad applicability of taqiyya in its
opening pages:

“Taqiyya is of fundamental importance in Islam.
Practically every Islamic sect agrees to it and
practices it … We can go so far as to say that the
practice of taqiyya is mainstream in Islam, and
that those few sects not practicing it diverge from
the mainstream … Taqiyya is very prevalent in
Islamic politics, especially in the modern era.”

There are two forms of lying to non-believers
that are permitted under certain
circumstances, taqiyya and kitman . These
circumstances are typically those that advance
the cause Islam – in some cases by gaining the
trust of non-believers in order to draw out
their vulnerability and defeat them.


References from Qur’an:

Qur’an (16:106) – Establishes that there are
circumstances that can “compel” a Muslim to
tell a lie.

Qur’an (3:28) – This verse tells Muslims not to
take those outside the faith as friends, unless
it is to “guard themselves.”

Qur’an (9:3) – “…Allah and His Messenger are
free from liability to the idolaters…” The
dissolution of oaths with the pagans who
remained at Mecca following its capture.
They did nothing wrong, but were evicted anyway.

Qur’an (40:28) – A man is introduced as a
believer, but one who must “hide his faith”
among those who are not believers.

Qur’an (2:225) – “Allah will not call you to
account for thoughtlessness in your oaths, but
for the intention in your hearts” The context of
this remark is marriage, which explains why
Sharia allows spouses to lie to each other for
the greater good.

Qur’an (66:2) – “Allah has already ordained for
you, (O men), the dissolution of your oaths”

Qur’an (3:54) – “And they (the disbelievers)
schemed, and Allah schemed (against them):
and Allah is the best of schemers.” The Arabic
word used here for scheme (or plot) is
makara , which literally means ‘deceit’. If
Allah is supremely deceitful toward
unbelievers, then there is little basis for
denying that Muslims are allowed to do the
same. (See also 8:30 and 10:21 )

From the Hadith:

Bukhari (52:269) – “The Prophet said, ‘War is
deceit.'” The context of this is thought to be
the murder of Usayr ibn Zarim and his thirty
unarmed men by Muhammad’s men after he
“guaranteed” them safe passage (see
Additional Notes below).

Bukhari (49:857) – “He who makes peace
between the people by inventing good
information or saying good things, is not a
liar.” Lying is permitted when the end
justifies the means.

Bukhari (84:64-65) – Speaking from a position
of power at the time, Ali confirms that lying is
permissible in order to deceive an “enemy.”

Muslim (32:6303) – “…he did not hear that
exemption was granted in anything what the
people speak as lie but in three cases: in battle,
for bringing reconciliation amongst persons and
the narration of the words of the husband to his
wife, and the narration of the words of a wife
to her husband (in a twisted form in order to
bring reconciliation between them).”

Bukhari (50:369) – Recounts the murder of a
poet, Ka’b bin al-Ashraf, at Muhammad’s
insistence. The men who volunteered for the
assassination used dishonesty to gain Ka’b’s
trust, pretending that they had turned against Muhammad. This drew the victim out of his fortress, whereupon he was brutally slaughtered despite putting up a ferocious struggle for his life.
Taken collectively these verses are interpreted pppto mean that there are circumstances when a
Muslim may be “compelled” to deceive others for a greater purpose.

Now the Question remains is that what must be that greater purpose

From Islamic Law:

Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746 – 8.2) –
“Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a
praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no
need for it. When it is possible to achieve such
an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is
permissible to lie if attaining the goal is
permissible (N:i.e. when the purpose of lying is
to circumvent someone who is preventing one
from doing something permissible), and
obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory… it is
religiously precautionary in all cases to employ
words that give a misleading impression…

“One should compare the bad consequences
entailed by lying to those entailed by telling
the truth, and if the consequences of telling
the truth are more damaging, one is entitled
to lie.


Instances of Al-Taqiyah:

Though not called Taqiyya by name,
Muhammad clearly used deception when he
signed a 10-year treaty with the Meccans that
allowed him access to their city while he
secretly prepared his own forces for a
takeover. The unsuspecting residents were
conquered in easy fashion after he broke the
treaty two years later, and some of the people
in the city who had trusted him at his word were executed.

Another example of lying is when Muhammad
used deception to trick his personal enemies
into letting down their guard and exposing
themselves to slaughter by pretending to seek
peace. This happened in the case of Ka’b bin
al-Ashraf (as previously noted) and again later
against Usayr ibn Zarim, a surviving leader of
the Banu Nadir tribe, which had been evicted
from their home in Medina by the Muslims.

At the time, Usayr ibn Zarim was attempting
to gather an armed force against the Muslims
from among a tribe allied with the Quraish
(against which Muhammad had already
declared war). Muhammad’s “emissaries”
went to ibn Zarim and persuaded him to leave
his safe haven on the pretext of meeting with
the prophet of Islam in Medina to discuss
peace. Once vulnerable, the leader and his
thirty companions were massacred by the
Muslims with ease, belying the probability
that they were mostly unarmed, having been given a guarantee of safe passage (Ibn Ishaq 981).

Such was the reputation of Muslims for lying
and then killing that even those who
“accepted Islam” did not feel entirely safe.
The fate of the Jadhima is tragic evidence for
this. When Muslim “missionaries” approached
their tribe one of the members insisted that
they would be slaughtered even though they
had already “converted” to Islam to avoid just
such a demise. However, the others were
convinced that they could trust the Muslim
leader’s promise that they would not be
harmed if they simply offered no resistance.
(After convincing the skeptic to lay down his
arms, the unarmed men of the tribe were
quickly tied up and beheaded – Ibn Ishaq 834
& 837).

Today’s Muslims often try to justify
Muhammad’s murder of poets and others who
criticized him at Medina by saying that they
broke a treaty by their actions. Yet, these
same apologists place little value on treaties
broken by Muslims. From Muhammad to
Saddam Hussein, promises made to non-
Muslim are distinctly non-binding in the
Muslim mindset.

Leaders in the Arab world routinely say one
thing to English-speaking audiences and then
something entirely different to their own
people in Arabic. Yassir Arafat was famous
for telling Western newspapers about his
desire for peace with Israel, then turning
right around and whipping Palestinians into a
hateful and violent frenzy against Jews.

The 9/11 hijackers practiced deception by
going into bars and drinking alcohol, thus
throwing off potential suspicion that they
were fundamentalists plotting jihad. This
effort worked so well, in fact, that even weeks
after 9/11, John Walsh, the host of a popular
American television show, said that their bar
trips were evidence of ‘hypocrisy.’

The transmission from Flight 93 records the
hijackers telling their doomed passengers that
there is “a bomb on board” but that everyone
will “be safe” as long as “their demands are
met.” Obviously none of these things were
true, but these men, who were so intensely
devoted to Islam that they were willing to
“slay and be slain for the cause of Allah” (as
the Qur’an puts it) saw nothing wrong with
employing Taqiyya in order to facilitate their
mission of mass murder.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)
insists that it “has not now or ever been
involved with the Muslim Brotherhood, or
supported any covert, illegal, or terrorist
activity or organization.” In fact, it was
created by the Muslim Brotherhood and has
bankrolled Hamas. At least nine founders or
board members of ISNA have been accused by
prosecutors of supporting terrorism.

Prior to engineering several deadly terror
plots, such as the Fort Hood massacre and the
attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner,
American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki was
regularly sought out by NPR, PBS and even
government leaders to expound on the
peaceful nature of Islam.

The Quran says in several places that Allah is
the best at deceiving people. An interesting
side note is verse 7:99 , which says that the
only people who feel secure from Allah are
actually those who will perish in Hell. Taken
literally, this would mean that those Muslims
who arrogantly assume that they will enter
heaven are in for a rude surprise (such are
the hazards of worshipping an all-powerful deceiver).

Al-Taqiyah in modern world

Al-Taqiyah is still in use today (and is widely
practised and acknowledged by the Shi’ite
sect) but not necessarily State-organized.
Arab-Islamic missionaries are slowly
converting the disillusioned criminal classes
of the Western world by feeding them a
Western “moderate” version of Islam (at the
same time denouncing the actions of Muslims
in the rest of the world as Un Islamic e.g.
Taliban, GIA & FIA [Armed Islamic Front] of
Algeria, Hamas, Lashkar -e Toyiba, Bin Laden
and company, etc.)

It is done to prevent the new converts from
seeing the real face of Islam; at least until
their faith or mental conditioning is strong
enough to make them turn against their
own country and people.


Muslims are raised such that they lie to any
extent. If you threaten them,asking whether they are a
Muslim or not,they would abuse their prophet to prove
they are non-Muslim.


Warriors Heaven


Sanskrit Shloka-
Lalat-deshe rudhiram stravancha yasyahave tu pravishechh vaktram!
Tatsompanen kilasyatulyam sangramyagye vidhivancha drashtam..

If blood oozes out from forehead while fighting and enters the mouth this is on a par with the drink of the Soma juice for a fight is a religious rite properly performed. So it has been represented by the saints..

Parashar smriti

– 3rd chapter, 39th shloka


Kali Yuga Timeline

The present Epoch (Kali Yuga), as per Hindu calendar in
Surya Siddhanta started at sunrise on 24th January 3102
BCE, according to proleptic Gregorian calendar.
Bhagavata Purana clearly mentions that after Lord Sri
Krishna’s exit from earth, effect of Kali Yuga started.
Sri Krishna’s death time and date :
Sri Krishna was shot by an arrow of a hunter on his feet
on the thursday evening of 23rd January 3102 BCE.
He left his physical body on 24th January 3102 BCE at 02
hours 27 minutes 30 seconds.
The next sunrise was on Friday, with moon in Aswini
Nakshatra, tithi (lunar day) being Suddha Padyami
(sukla pratipad or first day of lunar month) of Chaitra
Maasam (lunar month) in Pramādi named year.
This date is 18 February 3102 BCE according to Julian
After exit of Krishna, his race, Yadavas fought among
themselves and everyone died except Krishna’s grandson
The date is confirmed in Sripada Sri Vallabha Charitra
(life history of one of the Avatars (incarnations) of the
deity Sri Dattatreya in kaliyuga during 14th century AD).
Mahabharata War and the decimation of Yadavas thus
happened at the Yuga-Sandhi, the point of transition
from one yuga to another. The scriptures mention Sage
Narada to have momentarily intercepted the demon Kali
on his way to the Earth when Duryodhana was about to
be born in order to make him an embodiment of
‘arishadvargas‘ (6 bad qualities of human) and adharma
in preparation of the era of decay in values and the
consequent havoc.
Kali Yuga Timeline- The Age of Demon:
Linga Purana describes the following symptoms of the
Kali Yuga.
Thieves will become kings, and kings will be the thieves.
Rulers will confiscate property and use it badly. They will
cease to protect the people.
Base men who have gained a certain amount of learning
(without having the virtues necessary for its use) will be
esteemed as sages.
There will be many displaced persons, wandering from
one country to another.
Predatory animals will be more violent.
Fetuses will be killed in the wombs of their mothers.
People will prefer to choose false ideas.
No one will be able to trust anyone else.
People will be envious.
There will be many children born whose life expectancy
is no more than 16 years.
People suffering from hunger and fear will take refuge in
underground shelters.
Young girls will do trade in their virginity.
The god of clouds will be inconsistent in the distribution
of the rains.
Shopkeepers will run dishonest businesses.
There will be many beggars and unemployed people.
Everyone will use hard and vulgar language.
Men will devote themselves to earning money; the richest
will hold power.
The state leaders will no longer protect the people but,
through taxes, will appropriate all wealth.
Water will be lacking.
Pre-cooked food will be readily available.
This Kali Yuga spans for a long time period of 432,000
years, although multiple other durations have been
proposed by many.
Human civilization degenerates spiritually during the Kali
Yuga,which is referred to as the Dark Age because in it
people are as far away as possible from God.
Ancient Vedic religion often symbolically represents
dharma as a bull.
In Satya Yuga, the first stage of development, the bull
has four legs, but in each age dharma is reduced by
one quarter.
By the age of Kali, dharma is reduced to only a quarter
of that of the golden age, so that the bull of Dharma has
only one leg now.
Major differences of Karma and Dharma in each Yuga:
In Satya Yuga, if one person commits sin or crime, entire
world has to share its burden.
In Treta Yuga, it was limited to kingdom.
In Dwapara Yuga, it was limited to family.
In Kali Yuga, karma and its consequences are limited to
each individual.
Also, in Satya Yuga, one could please god(s) only by
doing severe penance or meditation.
In Treta Yuga, one had to do Yagnas, sacrifices and
In Dwapara Yuga, one had to recite mantras and
generate energy. Also Astras (weapons) worked.
In Kali Yuga, only tantra and recitation(chanting) of name
will work.
King Parikshit (Grandson of Arjuna) allowed Kali to enter
into his kingdom based on the condition : In Kali Yuga, if
one thinks of committing a sin, he will not be punished.
He will bear punishment only after committing the act
But, when someone even thinks of doing a good deed
wholeheartedly, they will get the benefit of actually doing
So, this Kali Yuga is more powerful as our positive
thoughts are good enough to overcome all negativity
around us.
10,000 year “Golden Age” within Kali Yuga
Brahma Vaivarta Purana (in 4.129) (related to Rathantara
kalpa) mentions a ten thousand year period, starting
from the traditional dating of the Kali Yuga epoch
(January 24 at 2:27 AM, 3102 BCE), during which bhakti
yogis will be present.
Lord SriKrishna foretold that this Kali Yuga will be full of
extreme hardships for people with ideals and values.
kaler daSa-sahasraaNi
madbhaktaaH saMti bhu-tale
ekavarNaa bhaviSyaMti
madbhakteSu gateSu ca
Translation : For 10,000 years of Kali such devotees of
Mine will be present on earth. After the departure of My
devotees there will be only one varna, Outcaste !
Found in 4.90.32–33 (Brahma Vaivarta Purana), where
Krishna talks to Ganga about upcoming Kali Yuga:
kalau dasa-sahasrAni
haris tiSThati medinI
devAnAM pratimA pUjyA
sAstrANi ca purANakam
Translation : Sri Krisna said: Lord Hari will stay on this
earth for the first ten-thousand years of Kali-yuga. Till
then gods will be worshipped and the Puranas and
scriptures will also be present.
5116 years have elapsed as of 2014 AD taking into
account the start date of kaliyuga.
So, the Golden Period ends in 6898 AD and after that all
religions and beliefs will vanish.


Stories of Ramayana

Dasaratha`s desire for
a child
Ramacandra appeared in the Iksvaku dynasty. He is
known as IksvakuKuladhana. Kula means “dynasty”
and dhana means “property” or”valuable jewel.” So he
is the jewel of the Iksvaku dynasty.Dasaratha was
known as such because he could fight in ten
directionssimultaneously. Dasaratha was such a great
fighter that sometimesIndra would summon for him
when there was a fight with the demons.So Dasaratha
would go to the heavenly planets and fight with
thedemons. And these demons were so expert with
maya, they wouldcreate darkness, expand into various
forms etc. So Dasaratha wouldfight in ten directions,
and when you looked at his ratha, hischariot, it would
look as though there were ten kings and tenchariots
fighting simultaneously. Dasa means “ten” and ratha
means”chariot”. That is how he got the name
Dasaratha. So Dasaratha wasfamous for fighting for
demigods and righteous kings. And hemarried
Kausalya. From Kausalya, only one daughter was
born. Shewas named Shanti, or “peace.” But
Dasaratha had no peace, becausehe only had one
daughter, and that daughter would only get
marriedand go to another dynasty. The Vedic system
is that when a womanmarries, she belongs to the
husband’s gotra or family line. So ifShanti married to
another dynasty, she would belong to it. Whatabout the
Iksvaku dynasty? Dasaratha was so worried. Then
hemarried Sumitra. At least Kausalya had a daughter,
but Sumitra hadno child. Then Dasaratha was getting
old. He gave up the idea ofproducing dynasties. As he
was getting older he saw that some lesspowerful kings
were doing small yajnas, so he did big yajnas.
Theywere trying to get their name known, because
once Dasaratha diedKosala would be broken. The
kingdom of Kosala started all the wayfrom what they
now call the Dalai lama’s line. From up in thenorth, in
Tibet, all the way down to the river Godavari in
AndhraPradesh. So this was Kosala, practically it was
the whole of India,not the democratic India but the
Vedic India. So he was very worriedthat this kingdom
will be broken to pieces and some small-timers
willbecome emperors. Then Vasistha advised him to go
to Kaikeya. Thiskingdom was right on the border of
Afghanistan. They now call it theSind region. Kaikeyi
was the only daughter of the king of Kaikeya.The
king’s name was also Kaikeya. And when Dasaratha
came formarriage negotiation, Kaikeya told him, “You
have two queens, andthey both have no children. Now
you will marry my daughter, but whatwill happen to
her if the other wives have children?” Dasarathareplied,
“I don’t think they will have children because they
have hadnone up to now. I am also getting old.
They’re not going to get anychild. Only Kaikeyi will get
a child.” So Kaikeya said, “That’s allright, but you
must give this in writing.” There is a system in
theksatriya marriage known as kanya-sulka. Sulka
means “will”. Whenyou accept a virgin in marriage,
you must give in writing whatproperties she will enjoy
as your wife if you are a ksatriya. Thisis kanya-sulka,
the “will of dowry.” So Dasaratha wrote kanya-
sulka.He said, “Whoever is born to Kaikeyi will enjoy
my kingdom, even ifmy other wives produce children
later.” This kanya-sulka was knownto three people. Of
course, now we all know it, but at that timeonly three
people knew it. Vasistha knew it, Dasaratha knew it,
andKaikeya knew it. It was kept a secret, because
otherwise they wouldblame Dasaratha, “What is this?
He is giving the kingdom to ayounger woman.” So this
kanya-sulka was kept secret. But at thetime of the
marriage, due to great attachment, Kaikeya told
hisdaughter this secret, that whoever is your son will
rule thiskingdom. Kaikeyi kept this at heart. Once
Vasistha advisedDasaratha to perform asvamedha-
yajna. He was telling him, “If youperform asvamedha-
yajna, then all the demigods will personally cometo
accept the oblations.” There are two kinds of offering
oblationsto the yajna. One is that Agni will take the
oblations and offer itto the different destinations.
Another is that the devas willpersonally come in the
sacrificial arena. They will stand in thesky holding their
hands open, and when you offer in their name inthe
fire then the harvest will get up from the fire and go
intotheir hands. And they will eat it right there in front
ofeveryone,. These types of sacrifices are considered
first-class,because the devas have come in person. So
Dasaratha should performasvamedha, and all the
devas will come. And then Dasaratha willtell them,
“You have your kingdom only because of my fighting.
Sowhy don’t you continue my dynasty and give me
blessings that I canget some son?” That was the plan.
There was a big arrangement forasvamedha-yajna,
and wherever Dasaratha’s horse went, no-
oneobjected. Asvamedha-yajna means that you have
to select a horsewith certain lakshanas or qualities.
The ears have to be a certainway, the nose a certain
way. There has to be a black part behindthe tail. The
hooves have to be a certain shape, 35 degrees
bent.There is a whole description in karma-khanda.
So you have to findout that horse, and after finding it
you have to tie a golden leafon his head. There it will
be written, “This horse belongs to KingDasaratha. He
will perform asvamedha-yajna, so everyone
shoulddonate liberally. And whoever stops this horse
will have to meetthe army of King Dasaratha.” So this
horse will go around the wholeworld, and if any king
dares to stop the horse there will be onearmy which is
following about 100 metres behind the horse. Theywill
have to meet that army. This army would consist of
the bestfighters in the army, all the generals, and if
one can defeat thatthen more army would be sent. In
this way the challenger would haveto fight and prove
that he is the emperor. So asvamedha-yajna
wasalready started, and then when the yajna was
going on, Sumantra (theminister of Dasaratha) came to
Dasaratha and said, “I remember oneincident when
Sanat-kumara came to our assembly, when you were
aprince.” At that time Dasaratha was not married, and
Sanat-kumarawas visiting Dasaratha’s father, Aja.
Sanat-kumara made somepredictions. “Maharaja
Dasaratha will become very famous throughoutthe
three worlds, and he will perform a putra-kamesti
yajna, asacrifice for getting a son. So in this sacrifice,
theyajna-purusha, the personification of fire, will come
there and givehim some sweet rice. And out of this
sweet rice Dasaratha will getthe Supreme Lord as his
sons.” This was predicted by Sanat-kumara.At that
time Dasaratha was just an unmarried prince, a
brahmacari.So Sumantra was a very old man and he
suddenly remembered this. Hecame to Dasaratha and
said, “You are doing asvamedha for getting ason, but
Sanat-kumara told you that you should do putra-
kamesti.” Sothen there was confusion over which yajna
should be performed. InTreta-yuga everything was
yajna. For material benefits, forspiritual realization, for
anything tretayam yajato makhaih. Makhameans
“yajna”. Now Dasaratha got confused. So he went to
Vasistha’shouse and prostrated himself before him.
“Guru maharaja, we havespent 60% of the treasury,
and now we come to know that this is notthe proper
yajna, that there is another yajna. How am I supposed
todo this?” So then Vasistha said, “Oh yes, I
remember too now.Sanat-kumara said this. It is not a
very expensive yajna, but thepurohit, the priest who
performs the yajna must be a very specialperson. That
is the difficulty. That person must have not seen
awoman until the time of his marriage. He should not
have even knownwhat a woman is. Such a great
personality must perform the yajna.Then only can the
putra-kamesti be performed with the purnahoti andwe
will get a son.” Then Dasaratha said, “You must tell
me wherethis person is.” Vasistha was a walking
encyclopedia, because he hadbeen there three lifetimes
with the same remembrance. There isno-one in this
world who knows better than Vasistha. So
Vasisthasaid, “Yes, there is a person like that.” Das
aratha said, “Who isthis person? He has never seen a
woman or known what a woman isuntil marriage? At
least he must have known about his mother! Whatkind
of a person is he, that he has never heard of a
woman yet he hastaken birth?”



Mata, give me the wisdom not to be influenced by claims
of some true guru, the only guru, genuine guru, direct
access to God guru, advertising guru, pebbles selling
guru, purse guru, cost and disbursement guru etc. Grant
me my aloneness. Grant me silence. Grace me with a
Divine Guide to seek my Inner Guru and awakening at
my own instance. Jai Maa Saraswati.



Sudarshana / Chakrathalwar:
Om Sudharshanaya Vidmahey
Maha Jwalaya Dheemahe
Tanno Chakra Prachodayaat!
The word Sudarshana is derived from two Sanskrit words
– ‘Su’ meaning “good/auspicious” and ‘Darshana’
meaning “vision”. Hence, the word Sudarshana collectively
means “vision of which is auspicious”. Sudarshana is
generally worshiped during Homas to ward off negative
powers or vibrations.
Sudarshan Homa is performed by invoking Lord
Sudarshan along with his consort Vijayavalli into the
sacrificial fire. This homam is very popular in South India.
According to the Linga Purana, Sudarshana Chakra was
given to Vishn as a boon by Shiva when the former
worshipped Shiva by offering nine hundred and ninety-
nine lotus flowers and in the absence of the thousandth,
one of his eyes.
Sudarshan Chakra is an ultimate weapon of law, order
and preservation to eliminate the enemy (rakshasas &
Lord Shri Krishna, the Avatar of Lord Vishnu, beheads
Shishupala with the use of the Sudarshan Chakra, for his
rapacious behaviour (committing 100 mistakes each
worthy of death) at the Rajsuya yagna celebration of
Emperor Yudhishthira.
The Chakri Dynasty, the current ruling house of Thailand,
is named after this weapon.