Tag Archives: Freedom

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Man’s Sense of Sinfulness and Purification of Soul

Every human being is a unique creation containing some angelic, devilish and even animal-like characteristics. His angelic qualities are predominant when he sincerely worships God and establishes a close relationship with Him. Such a man is like the angels, who are depicted in the Quran as follows, "who do not disobey God in whatever He has commanded them, but (always) do what they are commanded to do." [At-Tahrim 66:6] But if a human being turns his back on or shows contempt for his Creator, or worships more than one God. He will fall victim to negative and harmful influences. When such a man gets angry he acts like a wild man, his sole aim being to Read more ...

Understand the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid in images

Below are 11 infographics that explain the Israeli-Palestinian Apartheid. The graphics provide facts about the forced exile of Palestinian people, how the occupation has been maintained, the ongoing displacement of families and destruction of homes, the pattern of violence, illegal detentions, segregation of necessary resources like water and olive trees, segregation on travel and the wall. Just as was done during South African Apartheid, there is a campaign to put economic pressure on Israel using boycotts, divestment and sanctions. All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics Read more ...

Rania Masri Speech: “Mr.Obama, What is Barbaric?”

A speech by Rania Masri, the keynote speaker, during the ‘Texas For Gaza’ protest on August 2, 2014 in Austin Texas.

(Note that the recording missed the first few seconds. She began it by saying that “Yesterday, the Obama administration said that the abduction of the Israeli invading soldier by the Palestinian Resistance was a ‘barbaric act’.”)

 

Israeli Deceptions Revealed in Story of ‘Kidnapped’ Soldier

By Jonathan Cook – Nazareth | Source: PalestineChronicle A single incident at the weekend – the reported capture by Hamas on Friday of an Israeli soldier through a tunnel – illustrated in stark fashion the layers of deception Israel has successfully cast over its attack on Gaza. On Sunday, as the army indicated it would start limited withdrawals, Israel claimed Hadar Goldin was dead, possibly buried in a collapsed tunnel as Israel bombarded the area in which he was seized. His family said he was being left behind. Israeli officials or media did not view Hamas’ operation dispassionately. Goldin was not “captured” but “kidnapped” 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 ...

Human Rights in Islam

Human Rights in Islam Since God is the absolute and the sole master of men and the universe, He is the sovereign Lord, the Sustainer and Nourisher, the Merciful, Whose mercy enshrines all beings; and since He has given each human dignity and honor, and breathed into him of His own spirit, it follows that, united in Him and through Him, and apart from their other human attributes, men are substantially the same and no tangible and actual distinction can be made among them, on account of their accidental differences such as nationality, color or race. Every human being is thereby related to all others and all become one community of brotherhood in their Read more ...

“Greater than Love”

In the Name of Allah Most-Compassionate, Most-Merciful What indeed you might ask is greater than love, greater than the greatest thing in the universe? Why is it that we consider love to be so great in the first place? The answer to this question is not complicated. One only needs to refer to the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to know that love was central to his life, his example, his words, and his teachings. He forgave people their faults and mistakes over and over. He even forgave those that sought to kill him. When A’isha (RA) was asked to describe the character of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW), she said, “His character was that of the Quran”. In Read more ...