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Do not enter the Ruins of the Punished People for mere Sightseeing

Sufyaan [ibn 'Uyayanah] narrated to us from 'Abdullaah ibn Deenaar from 'Abdullaah ibn 'Umar (radhiAllaahu anhu) that the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said, "Do not enter the ruins of the people who were previously punished unless you are weeping. If you are not weeping, then do not enter their ruins, for I fear that what has befallen them may also befall you." [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 2, p. 9. The isnaad of this hadeeth is saheeh according to the conditions set by al-Bukhari and Muslim.] The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) said this to his companions when he led them, in 9 AH, in an expedition to Tabook (about 400 miles north of Madinah) Read more ...

The Democratic Republic of Muhammad (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)

By Amani Aboul Fadl Farag Courtesy: http://www.readingislam.com/ The United States boasts about democracy as being an invention which it has spread all over the free world, but according to facts of history, democracy is not an American invention. It is thought that democracy was first practiced in Rome BC where the Caesar was elected by the members of the Senate. But this Roman experience could easily be detected as an incomplete democracy, as the senators themselves were representatives of aristocracy and social elites who did not voice the common Romans as much as they voiced their own caste. No matter how short lasting and incomplete the Roman experience Read more ...

Remove Him from this Land

In the book, Muslim Judges of Andalus, Abu Al-Hasan Ibn Abdullaah Al-Maaliqee recounts a story about a great scholar of our Ummah : Muhammad ibn At-Tayyib Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee (d. 1013). Let’s spend a moment in his sandals, so that we may feel the power that Islam had in the hearts of those Muslims. Here is a passage from when the Khalifah of the Muslims sent Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee to the Roman King. Ibn Hayyaan says: The transgressor (the King of the Romans) invited Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee to a Christian banquet, and on the appointed day, Abu Bakr Al-Baaqillaanee arrived. The hall was lush with Christian noblemen, the walls and tables dazzled Read more ...