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Mirza Ghulam’s Tirade against Jesus Christ

Mirza Ghulam’s Tirade against Jesus Christ

Mirza Ghulam’s Tirade against Jesus Christ(pbuh) (In light of his own Writings) Among his other claims, Mirza Ghulam also stated to be the Promised Messiah of the revelations and superior to Jesuspbuh, the son of MaryRA, in every aspect. However, when he became aware of the authentic teachings (Hadith) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW) confirming the fact […]

 
UN rights office issues report on business activities related to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

UN rights office issues report on business activities related to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

12 Feb 2020 GENEVA (12 February) – The UN Human Rights Office on Wednesday issued a report on business enterprises involved in certain activities relating to settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, in response to a specific request by the UN Human Rights Council, contained in a March 2016 resolution, that mandated the Office to […]

 
UN Releases Blacklist of 112 Companies With Ties to Israeli West Bank Settlements

UN Releases Blacklist of 112 Companies With Ties to Israeli West Bank Settlements

OHCHR says 112 business entities are linked to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, 94 based in Israel, and 18 in six other countries Noa Landau Feb 12, 2020 The UN human rights office released Wednesday the long-anticipated report, which names companies with ties to Israeli West Bank settlements. OHCHR said it has reasonable grounds to […]

 
Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Isn’t New. It Plagiarized a 40-Year-Old Israeli Initiative.

Trump’s Middle East Peace Plan Isn’t New. It Plagiarized a 40-Year-Old Israeli Initiative.

The White House likes to pretend it’s breaking with tradition. In fact, it’s recycling old maps and ideas. BY YEHUDA SHAUL – served as an infantry combat soldier and commander in the Israel Defense Forces from 2001 to 2004 in the West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Hebron. He is a founding member of Breaking the […]

 
How Reliable is “The History of at-Tabari”?

How Reliable is “The History of at-Tabari”?

Question: I noticed a few troubling quotes in Tabari, such as a narration about Abu Bakr ordering Fatima’s house to be attacked. Can you please tell me: how authentic or reliable of a source do we Sunnis view Tabari? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All Praise is due […]

 
What’s New About Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace’ Plan? Only the Blunt Crudity of Its Racism

What’s New About Trump’s Mideast ‘Peace’ Plan? Only the Blunt Crudity of Its Racism

From the administration’s perspective, Palestinian suffering doesn’t count because Palestinians themselves don’t count. By Saree Makdisi – professor of English and comparative literature at UCLA, is the author of Palestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation (Norton) and Tolerance Is a Wasteland: Palestine and the Psychogeography of Denial (forthcoming from the University of California Press). 30 […]

 
Trump vilifies Palestinians for using the same violence that birthed Israel

Trump vilifies Palestinians for using the same violence that birthed Israel

Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ speech condemned Palestinians for terrorism and praised Israel for peace — all while ignoring Israel’s own violent history. By Edo Konrad – editor-in-chief of +972 Magazine. Based in Tel Aviv, he previously worked as an editor for Haaretz. January 30, 2020   President Trump has hardly attempted to hide his […]

 
HISTORY ISN’T ‘WOKE’ – It’s the Best Defence we have Against Tyranny and Hate

HISTORY ISN’T ‘WOKE’ – It’s the Best Defence we have Against Tyranny and Hate

Hardeep Matharu 21 January 2020 Indian soldiers during a gas mask drill on the Western Front in 1917. Photo: Imperial War Museum Hardeep Matharu explains how Laurence Fox’s myopia about the role of Sikh soldiers in World War One is a wider British problem of imperial amnesia. When the great British poet of World War […]

 
Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the world’s biggest democracy

Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the world’s biggest democracy

Intolerant India India’s 200m Muslims fear the prime minister is building a Hindu state Last month India changed the law to make it easier for adherents of all the subcontinent’s religions, except Islam, to acquire citizenship. At the same time, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (bjp) wants to compile a register of all India’s 1.3bn citizens, […]

 

Pride is My cloak and greatness is My robe

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ  قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: الْكِبْرِيَاءُ رِدَائِي، وَالْعَظَمَةُ إِزَارِي، فَمَنْ نَازَعَنِي وَاحِدًا مِنْهُمَا،  قَذَفْتُهُ فِي النَّارِ رواه أبو داود(وكذلك ابن ماجه وأحمد) بأسانيد صحيحة On the authority of Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him), who said that the Messenger of […]

 

Letter – The ‘Immoral’ Killing of the Iranian General

Opinion   LETTER The ‘Immoral’ Killing of the Iranian General A former Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor says the American public deserves to know the truth. Jan. 15, 2020 To the Editor: Now in my hundredth year, I cannot remain silent. I entered the United States in January 1921 as a poor immigrant boy, and I […]

 
How the Trump administration saved the Islamic Republic

How the Trump administration saved the Islamic Republic

The Iranian leadership was struggling with a major legitimacy crisis when Trump came to its rescue. By Ahmad Sadri Ahmad Sadri – Professor of Sociology and James P Gorter Chair of Islamic World Studies at Lake Forest College.     In the days after the events of 9/11 people would often say: “The world has […]

 

The heartless way in which the British dealt with the widows of Indian soldiers

Pensions were allowed only to women in strained circumstances, and to those whose husbands had ‘performed really good service’.   Indian soldiers forming the escort for the Gilgit Mission 1885-’86, from the album of George Michael James Giles. | British Library     The terrible plight of the widows of Indian soldiers in the period […]

 
Prohibition of abusive language and insults

Prohibition of abusive language and insults

Khutbah By Shaykh ‘Abdul-Hameed Ad-Daaghistaani delivered in April 2016 Thanks be to Allah Who prohibited harming the Muslims in all cases and said in this regard which means: “And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly, bear (on themselves) a calumny and a glaring sin.” (Al-Ahzaab: 58). I testify that there is no God […]

 
Is Islam A Political Ideology ?

Is Islam A Political Ideology ?

Talk given by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I think a very interesting section here is jurisprudence and politics One of the things that modern Muslims have really come to believe is that Islam is a political philosophy, which is very interesting because that at essence is the claim of Zionism. Zionism turned Judaism into a political philosophy […]

 
Why did Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) appoint his son Yazeed as his successor to the caliphate?

Why did Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) appoint his son Yazeed as his successor to the caliphate?

By Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid   بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم     Firstly: The noble Sahaabi Mu‘aawiyah (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the scribes who wrote down the Revelation; he was well known for forbearance, knowledge and virtue, and his achievements and good characteristics were many. And it is not permissible […]

 
Questions Regarding Jama’ah Tabligh

Questions Regarding Jama’ah Tabligh

Q 1.) For an ordinary Muslim (a businessman, a laborer, a farmer, a professional, etc.) who is not associated with a religious organization, is it Fard, Wajib, or Mustahab to go out for three or forty days, etc. with Jama’ah Tabligh?   A 1.) Dawah (inviting people to Islam) and Tabligh (conveying the Message) is […]

 
Morgan Freeman : Call to Prayer (adhaan) is One of the Most Beautiful Sounds in the World

Morgan Freeman : Call to Prayer (adhaan) is One of the Most Beautiful Sounds in the World

Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman has said that the Muslim call to prayer known as the adhan is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. He made the comments as he visited an Imam at a Mosque when filming ‘The Story of God’ for  National Geographic.  

 
Deoband and resistance to the Raj

Deoband and resistance to the Raj

By Shahid Siddiqui The 1857 war of freedom brought together different strata of society to liberate India from foreign rule. A number of religious leaders, who were descendents of Shah Waliullah, took an active part in the freedom struggle. Maulana Imdadullah Makki, Maulana Rasheed Ahmed Gangohi and Maulana Qasim Nanautvi fought the war of freedom […]

 
Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca (Makkah in 1885)

Adventurer’s photos capture a bygone Mecca (Makkah in 1885)

He was an adventurer, a scholar, and possibly a spy — but as Dutchman Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje proved with his rare 1885 photographs and sound recordings of Mecca, he was also a pioneering multimedia journalist. Snouck’s extraordinary collection of sepia-tinted images of Mecca in a bygone age have gone on display in Dubai ahead of […]

 
When England Admired Islam

When England Admired Islam

Without Muslims there would be no sugar or Shakespeare in England. Jerry Brotton’s “The Sultan and the Queen” traces Islam’s profound influence over English culture during the half-millennium between the Crusades and the rise of the British Empire in the Middle East. By ALAN MIKHAIL Portraits from 1622 by van Dyck of the adventurer-diplomat Sir […]

 
Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra)

Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra)

by Abu Unaysah Maulana Husain Ahmad Madni (ra) probably needs no introduction. He is among the senior khulafa (successors) of Hadhrat Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi (ra.) He was appointed as Head Teacher and Shaykh al-Hadith of Darul ‘Uloom Deoband after ‘Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri (ra) had left the post. He filled this position for approximately 28 years. […]

 
How Churchill ‘starved’ 3 million Indians

How Churchill ‘starved’ 3 million Indians

Some three million Indians died in the famine of 1943. The majority of the deaths were in Bengal.    In a shocking new book, Churchill’s Secret War, journalist Madhusree Mukherjee blames Mr Churchill’s policies for being largely responsible for one of the worst famines in India’s history.   By Soutik Biswas – online correspondent for BBC […]

 
Appeasement won’t work

Appeasement won’t work

By Michael Volpe General Director of Opera Holland Park in London. Since Brexit I have been hearing lots of talk about “listening” to and “understanding” swathes of white working class people who voted for leaving the EU. It has accelerated since Trump won and it is becoming increasingly hysterical and alarming. The narrative is this; […]

 
Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam

Donald Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Led this Woman to Embrace Islam

  On the day Donald Trump was elected as President of the United States, a woman wrote on her Facebook page how his hateful rhetoric led to her embracing Islam. A year ago Lisa Shanklin began reading the Qur’an after seeing Trump’s hateful rhetoric: “It was Trump’s hateful rhetoric that led me a year ago […]

 
Love to be Unknown – statements of Ikhlaas (sincerety) and Zuhd (non-attachment to the world) of the Pious Predecessors

Love to be Unknown – statements of Ikhlaas (sincerety) and Zuhd (non-attachment to the world) of the Pious Predecessors

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful Some amazing statements from Shaykh Sayyid al-‘Affani’s book on Ikhlas:   ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak: “Develop a love for obscurity, being hidden from the people, and disliking fame. Do not show that you love obscurity such that you end up raising yourself (above others). The […]

 
“Allah knows I killed him..”

“Allah knows I killed him..”

The following was taken from a Jumu`ah Khutbah delivered by Shaykh Muhammad Ibrahim al-Madhi in the Shaykh ‘Ijlin Mosque in Gaza on June 6th, 2001: “…O, you who love Allah, it is our duty to strive so that all our deeds will be [only] for the sake of Allah. Listen to the following precious story: […]

 
“I never made du’a to Allah for anything except that He gave it to me … except for one thing”

“I never made du’a to Allah for anything except that He gave it to me … except for one thing”

Imam ibnul Jawzi (rahimahullah) wrote a book about the virtues of Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) in which he details a beautiful story that teaches us the importance of regular adhkaar. Imam Ahmad was the most famous man in the Muslim world both before and after the fitanh during his lifetime. Imam ad-Dhahabi even said that he […]

 
Sincerity

Sincerity

A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul ibn Rashid al-Qayrawani al-Maliki (rahimallah)… ‘Some of the students of al-Buhlul said: A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul (rahimallah) so he opened it and it was in it: “From a woman from Samarqand of Khurasan [near Afghanistan], I am a woman who committed all types of sins that […]

 
Jalaluddin Rumi (rahimallah)

Jalaluddin Rumi (rahimallah)

Born in Balkh, Afghanistan September 16, 1207 Passed Away on November 29, 1273 Influences : Shams al-Tabriz Rumi was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages, and he has been described as the most popular poet and the best-selling poet […]