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Forget Daesh: Humanity is at Stake

By Ramzy Baroud | Source: PalestineChronicle I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq,” General Norman Schwarzkopf, known as ‘Stormin’ Norman, said at a press conference sometime in 1991, as he showed a video of US bombs blasting an Iraqi bridge, seconds after the Iraqi driver managed to cross it. But then, a far more unjust invasion and war followed in 2003, following a decade-long siege that cost Iraq a million of its children and its entire economy. It marked the end of sanity and the dissipation Read more ...
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The Beauties of Islam

Undoubtedly, Islam is the most perfect religion, the most conformable to pure nature and sound reason. This is due to the characteristics, beauties, merits and benefits it comprises of that have never been found in any other religion before. "This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion." [Surah Al-Ma'idah, 5:3] Islam is the only religion capable of meeting the needs of both the soul and the body simultaneously. It does not view man as a gear in a machine as does communism, nor does it suppress man's natural needs and bar him from all his desires, as is the case with Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : With the Hisbah, We Were the Best of Nations

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : With the Hisbah (guarding against infringements) We Were the Best of Nations – by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais Makkah al-Mukarramah; Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab The Transcript: Part - 1 Praise be to Allah, Who honoured this Ummah and made it the best nation evolved for humankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. I praise Him, may He be exalted, and thank Him for His bountiful blessings. I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, Who decreed superiority and prosperity for those who call to good and righteousness. And I bear witness that Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Islam, the Religion of Mercy

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Islam, the Religion of Mercy - by Imam Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah  ’Ali Abd-ur-Rahman al-Hudhaifi from the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, on 17th Sha'baan 1422AH The Transcript: "Allah divided mercy into one-hundred parts. He released one part of it to the earth by which the creatures are merciful to one another; you see a female horse or she-camel lift up her hoof so as not to trample on her young ones. Allah then kept the remaining ninety-nine parts with Himself for the Day of Resurrection." [Al-Bukhari] All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger, his household Read more ...

Principles of Just War in Different Religions

Thucydides, the well-known author of The History of the Peloponnesian War wrote: "The strong do as they can, while the weak suffer what they must." This summarizes what had been happening in the dark ages of yesteryears, and what is happening unfortunately right now at the behest of "the leaders of civilization". In fact, soon after the Second World War, international laws were instituted by all the reigning powers, to prevent the terrible sufferings likely to be inflicted on the weak by the strong. The idea was to uphold right rather than might. These internationally approved laws of war are codified in the UN Charter, the Geneva Conventions, Read more ...

Talking of Madinah

Talking of Madinah - By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi Friends have invited me to give a talk on Madinah, describing what I saw there, and I have readily agreed. As a Persian poet has said: “To talk of the beloved is no less pleasant than to meet him.” I do not know when I first heard of Makkah and Madinah. Like all Muslim children, I was brought up in an environment in which Hijaz (Arabia) and Makkah and Madinah were household words. I, distinctly, remember people saying Makkah, Madinah together as if these were the same. When they took the name of one of them, they, generally, mentioned that of the other as well. I, thus, came to imagine Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Modern Civilization

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Modern Civilization - by Imam Al-Haramain Sheikh Saud ash Shuraim from the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, Jumadal Akhirah 14, 1423AH (August 23rd ,2002) The Transcript: All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. May peace and blessings be upon the Messenger, his household and companions. Fear Allah and be dutiful to Him. Call yourselves to account before you are called to it. Today is the time for good deeds, for death comes after that where there will not be an opportunity to do any work. “Be afraid of the Day when you shall be brought back to Allah. Then every person shall be paid what he earned, and they shall not Read more ...

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Between Our Civilization and Theirs

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : Between Our Civilization and Theirs - by Imam Al-Haramain, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul Aziz-as-Sudais from the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah, 18 Dhul-Qa‘dah, 1422 (February 1, 2002) The Transcript:   All praise is due to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon the Messenger, his household and companions. Brethren in Faith! I implore you and myself to fear Allah, for it is through fear of Allah that happiness can be achieved in this world and the hereafter. Fellow Muslims! The making of glory lies in perpetuity of civilizations and that can never be achieved in the absence of true Read more ...