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The Fudool Alliance

The Fijaar War The Fijaar war pitted the Quraish, along with their allies from the Kinaanah tribe, against the Hawaazin tribe. Like most Arab wars that were fought during the pre Islamic days of ignorance, the Fijaar War began with a trifling dispute and escalated into an all out war. A man named Urwah Ar-Rahhaal ibn 'Utbah ibn Hawaazin granted his protection to Nu'maan ibn Al-Mundhir and his trading caravan, which was travelling to the marketplace of Ukaadh. Al-Barraadh ibn Qais ibn Kinaanah said to Urwah, "Will you protect him against the Kinaanah tribe?" Urwah said, "Yes, and for that matter, I will protect him against all of mankind." When Urwah Read more ...

What your Lord has prohibited you from

Allah the Exalted says in the Quran: "Say (O Muhammad (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam)): "Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand. And come not near to the orphan's property, except to improve it, until he (or she) Read more ...

Inspiration: What would you do if you found a bag with lots of money?

Episode-3 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. "Indeed, we offered the Trust (the trust or moral responsibility or honesty and all the duties which Allah has ordained) to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant." [Quran, 3:72] Read more ...

Inspiration: Who can awaken your conscience?

Episode-2 from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara.

 

The Jews Alter and Change the Law, Such As Stoning the Adulterer

"O Messenger (Muhammad sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa sallam)! Let not those who hurry to fall into disbelief grieve you, of such who say: "We believe" with their mouths but their hearts have no faith. And of the Jews are men who listen much and eagerly to lies - listen to others who have not come to you. They change the words from their places; they say, "If you are given this, take it, but if you are not given this, then beware!" And whomsoever Allah wants to put in Al-Fitnah [error, because of his rejecting the Faith], you can do nothing for him against Allah. Those are the ones whose hearts Allah does not want to purify (from disbelief and hypocrisy); for them 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 ...

And His Cries Went Unheard : Husband Abuse Unveiled

Written By : Umm Zakiyyah “I DON'T care who’s listening,” the sister spoke angrily into her friend’s phone, prompting the other sisters in the room to look in her direction, concerned expressions on their faces as they halted their own chatter amongst themselves. “I have somewhere to go, Abdullah.  I’m tired of this—“ There was the muffled sound of a man’s voice coming through the receiver. “No, no, I’m not going to be patient.  You are so irresponsible.  I can’t depend on you for anything.  I swear!” More muffled sounds. “You are such a stup—” The sister stopped mid-syllable as the phone line Read more ...

“Let him retaliate against me…”

When Prophet Muhammad, peace be on him, felt that he was going to die after his mission was complete and Allah had completed His favours on him, he went on the mimbar (pulpit) and addressed the people: “O people, if there is anyone whose back I have beaten, then here is my back; let him retaliate against me. If there is anyone whose honour I have wronged, then here is my dignity and honour; let him retaliate against me. If there is anyone whose wealth I have taken, then here is my wealth; let him take from it and fear no enmity or grudge, for this is not my style”. [Taken from ‘Islam, the natural way’ by Abdul Wahid Hamid, page no 165, MELS publication] Source Read more ...

The Arabs’ feelings of love and hate for Saddam Hussein

The Arabs’ feelings of love and hate for Saddam Hussein BY RAMZY BAROUD 20 January 2007 AMID the anticipation and strange secrecy regarding the day of Saddam Hussein’s execution, images of his lifeless body after his hanging flooded Internet, the world media seemingly and conveniently forgot the tenants of international law regarding such images. Even such photos plagued my screen on Al-Jazeera that morning. Later, scenes of Iraqi Shia groups firing guns and dancing in the street presented a sensational image similar to the staged collapse of Saddam’s statue in Baghdad years before. Something seemed terribly wrong in this so-called act of justice. I Read more ...