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The Tyranny of the Rulers is Not a Reason for Rebellion

The goal of the Jihadist sects is one and the same: rebellion against those in authority and a desire to rule over the Muslim lands. They may alter their names and titles but their ideology remains the same. Islam itself, despite what these sects assert, forbids open censure and rebellion against even the most wicked and tyrannical of Muslim rulers. The Prophet of Allaah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), upon whose statements and actions we establish our religion, stated in an authentic tradition: “There will appear after me rulers, they will not guide by my guidance, and they will not establish my Sunnah; there will be amongst them men whose hearts will Read more ...
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The State of the Region of Najd and Arabia in the Time of Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhab

The State of the Region of Najd, Arabia in the Time of Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab and the First Saudi State The Turkish Ottoman Empire had pockets of sovereignty in the Arabian lands. It became little more than a shell in Egypt, Syria and Iraq by the eighteenth century. As for the Arabian Peninsula, then the Ottomans never inhabited the vast areas of the Najd, the region in which Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhab was born and raised. Though they controlled Baghdad and Basrah in Iraq, the closest they came to the Najd was al-Ahsa in 1592CE, and they had a Turkish garrison at al-Hufoof, however only eighty years later the Bedouin tribe of Banu Khalid fell upon the Turks and expelled Read more ...
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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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From Pol Pot to ISIS: The Blood Never Dried

By John Pilger | Source: PalestineChronicle In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies on everything that moves”.  As Barack Obama wages his seventh war against the Muslim world since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and Francois Hollande promises a “merciless” attack on that the rubble of Syria, the orchestrated hysteria and lies make one almost nostalgic for Kissinger’s murderous honesty. As a witness to the human consequences of aerial savagery – including the beheading of victims, their parts festooning trees and fields – Read more ...

The stance of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to Yazeed, the son of Mu’aawiyah

The belief of Ahlus Sunnah and the Scholars of the Ummah is that Yazeed, the son of Mu'aawiyah, should not be insulted nor loved. This is due to the following. Saalih the son of Ahmad bin Hanbal (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "I said to my father: "Some people say that they love Yazeed." He replied, "O my son, is it possible for a person who believes in Allah and the Last Day to ever love Yazeed?" So I said, "O my father, why do you not then curse him?" He replied "O my son, when did you ever see your father curse any person?"" It has also been narrated from him (Imaam Ahmad) that it was said to him, "do you write the hadeeth narrated by Yazeed Read more ...

Modern Israel: Pioneers of Terror in the Holy Land

I often hear the awfully misinformed and false claim: “They have been killing each other forever and they will just keep at it.” The truth is that, for 1400 years, Muslims ruled Palestine and the entire region, and Muslims, Christians and Jews had lived in peace. Of course, there were exceptions, such as when the European Crusaders, mowing down the inhabitants of Ma'arrat al-Nu'man on the way [Edward Peters, The First Crusade: The Chronicle of Fulcher of Chartres and Other Source Materials (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998), 84.], invaded Jerusalem and killed every man, woman and child,  and 10,000 people in the Al-Aqsa Mosque alone [Fulcher Read more ...

The Massacre of Karbala – A Historical Analysis

The Massacre of Karbala - A Historical Analysis by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi --- An MIC and AlMaghrib Institute exclusive. Muharram (1st Islamic month); normally a time of rejoice in Islamic tradition in reminiscing the rescue of Musa (alayhis salaam) and his people from the clutches of Fir'awn, but in the year 61 AH the Muslims faced one of their most agonizing moments... “Is it appropriate for you to kill the likes of me? I am the son of the daughter of your Prophet. There is no other grandson of a prophet who remains on the face of the earth asides from me.” Journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events Read more ...

More than Bad Rulers and Corrupt Societies

In the past few centuries the Muslim world was much more integrated than we realize. It was one social, cultural, religious and economic domain. Its language, system of education, currency, and laws were the same. When British journalist Robert Fisk said that in the face of disaster Arabs act like mice, he was being polite. He could have said that the Muslims act like mice. The question is why? It is easy and customary to blame the current Muslim rulers for this sorry situation. No doubt the Iraq invasion would not have been possible without their acquiescence and support. If they refused to open their lands, waterways, and airspace to the invasion, Read more ...

The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited, This Time in Korea

Source : PalestineChronicle | By George Katsiaficas The current threat of a major war in Korea is akin to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the US and the USSR nearly waged nuclear war. Peaceful coexistence was assured only after an agreement was reached for Russia to withdraw its missiles from Cuba and for the US to pull its own out of Turkey. In recent weeks, as a similar standoff has escalated in Korea, the US has sent B-2 bombers from Missouri and B-52s from Guam to fly up to the Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea. These flights are as close to a threat of a first strike—possibly a nuclear one—that the US can make. President Read more ...

“When Will Our Lands Return to Us?”

A young man enters a gathering in which an elderly scholar is addressing an audience. Clearly agitated, the young man struggles to wait for a pause in the scholar’s speech in order to interject. Finding his moment, the man gets up to say his piece. Voice raised and angry, he asks (without really asking): Mata ta‘udu ilayna afghanistan? - ‘When will Afghanistan be returned to us?’ Mata ta‘udu ilayna al-‘iraq? – ‘When will Iraq return to us?’ Mata ta‘udu ilayna falastin? – ‘When shall Palestine be returned to us?’ Mata, mata, mata!? – ‘When, when, WHEN!?’ The shaykh takes a deep breath and lets out a subdued sigh of Read more ...