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Advice to Jama’at al-Tableegh – Shaykh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani

Advice to Jama'at al-Tableegh | By Shaykh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani A lengthy transcript from a tape in which Imam al-Albani discusses the various errors found amongst the sect of al-Tableegh. "Praise be to Allaah. Salams and Salat on the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam)" Q: Where do the Jamaa'at-Tableegh go wrong? What is the remedy for their situation? A: The remedy is Knowledge, as we have always advised them. Instead of going out for this "Khurooj", which has no basis in the Sunnah, whereas they make it a Sunnah to be followed. Rather they should sit in the Mosques and learn the hadith and Fiqh and the manner of reading the Read more ...

Muslims view Narendra Modi with Hate not Fear

Recently an acquaintance of mine echoed the following words to me: “Even if Narendra Modi was involved in the 2002 Gujarat riots, I don’t care. His economic work wins out. I will vote for him.” Since then, I have not been able to shake a deep-seated disturbance at his disregard for essential humanity. This disregard, I fear, is shared by many in India. Before I lose your attention, this is not another piece debating Modi’s guilt. In fact, the argument about Modi’s guilt is endless. I have my view, you have yours, and facts are facts—they don't change even after a questionable judgment from the court that gave Modi a clean chit. But that’s Read more ...

Don’t Lie about Dreams

Ibn ‘Umar narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said:

“The worst lie is that a person claims to have seen a dream which he has not seen.”

[Sahih Bukhari, Book #87, Hadith #167]

Aseemanand in custody over India blasts

An Indian court (local court in Panchkula) has remanded in custody a Hindu holy man accused of a string of bomb attacks previously thought to be the work of Muslim militants.Swami Aseemanand allegedly admitted to placing bombs on a train to Pakistan, at a Sufi shrine and at a mosque. He has also allegedly confessed to carrying out two assaults on the southern Indian town of Malegaon, which has a large Muslim population. He has been remanded in custody for the four attacks until 27 January. Police say that Mr Aseemanand gave them details of his role in the mosque attack in the city of Hyderabad in 2007 in addition to attacks on a graveyard in Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Moments from the Blessed month of Ramadan

Allah - the Most High - said: "The month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, a guidance for mankind and clear proofs for the guidance of the Criterion between right and wrong. So whosoever of you sights the crescent for the month of Ramadan, he must fast that month." [Surah al-Baqarah 2:185] Allah's Messenger sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "lslam is built upon five: Testifying that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah and the Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the Prayer, giving the Zakah, performing Hajj to the House, and fasting in Ramadan." [Related by al-Bukhari (1/48) and Muslim (no.16), from Ibn 'Umar radiallahu Read more ...

Islam should not be criticised maliciously: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court held on Wednesday (06-Jan-2010) that any religion can be criticized, but not malicious criticism. This judgement is welcome. It is really good to see that authors like R. V. Bhasin, who are religious fanatics in disguise, are not given a go ahead with their writings. When one criticises something or someone, he should learn about it first. Does Mr Bhasin even know what Islam is?? It is unfortunate that without knowing anything about it.. ill-research writers like him publish their hatred in the name of freedom of speech. People like him create divide and spread hatred instead of peace. ISLAM extends tolerance to human beings in general, Read more ...

Forget others, can we find peace with ourselves?

Forget others, can we find peace with ourselves? 4 Jan 2009, 0000 hrs IST, M J Akbar The only good thing about 2008 is that it is over. What remains intriguing is the optimism with which we wish peace in a new year when there is none within view. We lost peace in the China war of 1962 and have not found it again. Since then blood has been shed in conventional war, domestic strife, communal bitterness, secessionist mayhem, Maoist insurrection and, worst of all, terrorism. If it was not the enemy without, battering at our integrity, it was the spoilt child within, ripping up stability with violent belligerence. Powerful politicians often nurtured this child Read more ...

Two-nation theory has bred practice of hatred

Two-nation theory has bred practice of hatred 7 Dec 2008, 0042 hrs IST, M J Akbar Why has Pakistan become synonymous with terrorism? The vast majority of Pakistanis surely find terrorism, which is the purest form of hatred, as repellent as Indians do. Why then does Pakistan breed an endless flow of suicide missionaries? Practice has been shaped by theory. A theory of separation created Pakistan in 1947; over time, this has been converted into a culture of hatred by some self-appointed ideologues. Pakistan emerged out of the notion that Hindus and Muslims could not live together. The threat perception was raised into the claim that Islam itself would Read more ...