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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 ...

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 ...

Moving beyond Bin Ladenism

By Ramzy Baroud, Special to Gulf News Published on: 00:01 May 11, 2011 We've got him! squealed a waitress as I walked into a coffee shop in Washington state. It took me few moments to realise she was referring to US President Barack Obama's triumphant declaration of the assassination of Osama Bin Laden near Islamabad on May 2. In no time, a full crowd had gathered to giddily celebrate Bin Laden's killing. There seemed to be no space to ponder the fact that the sovereignty of a country had just been violated, that such notions as due process and the American constitution had been summarily dismissed, and that between searching for Bin Laden and ‘getting Read more ...

Cartoon of Hate… The Prophet of Love

NOT AGAIN!!! A Facebook user, Molly Norris, set up a page called “Draw Mohammed Day,” allegedly inviting people to send in their caricatures of the Muslim prophet - an idea which she now says, satirical and not to be taken seriously. It was just a "little cartoon," she said, posted on her website, her cartoon blog and Facebook page, and sent to some bloggers. Norris, 49, originally drew her cartoon to express support for the creators of the TV show "South Park," which had depicted the Islamic Prophet Muhammad in a bear suit during an episode aired last month. Thousands of members of the social networking site have launched an online campaign 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 ...