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calamity

The Five tests of today mentioned in the Quran

Allaah Subhanahu ta'ala says in the Quran: "And certainly, We shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sabirin (the patient). Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly, to Allaah we belong and truly, to Him we shall return." They are those on whom are the Salawat (i.e., who are blessed and will be forgiven) from their Lord, and (they are those who) receive His mercy, and it is they who are the guided ones." [Quran, Surah al-Baqarah, 2:155-157] The Believer is Patient with the Affliction and thus gains a Reward Allaah informs us that He tests and tries His servants, just as Read more ...
insurgency of the khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn ‘Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij

The great debate of Ibn 'Abbas (radhiAllaahu anhu) with the Khawaarij When the Hurooreeyah rebelled, they isolated themselves in a place. There were 6000 of them and they were united in rebelling against 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu). Continuously people would come to 'Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu) and say: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Verily these people are rebelling against you." He said: "Leave them, verily I will not fight them until they fight me and [they will fight me] that's what they will do." So when it came to that day, I came to 'Ali before the Zuhr prayer and I said to him: "O Ameer ul-Mu'mineen! Delay the prayer until it is cooler perhaps I will speak Read more ...

Confessions: Tales of Savagery by the Israeli Military

By Hasan Afif El-Hasan | Source: PalestineChronicle For outsiders, it is hard to sense the real character of Israel through all the artificial identity that has been imposed on it by its supporters without serious discussion about the Palestinians’ tragedy. Israel has imposed and tightened the harshest blockade and the brutal assaults and incursions on top of accumulated injustices against the Palestinian refugees in Gaza where thousands of civilians including children perished and many were injured, while the survivors are starved and their homes destroyed. Israel builds settlements on confiscated Palestinian lands in the West Bank and Jerusalem, enacted Read more ...

War Begets War: It’s Not about Islam; It Never Was

By Ramzy Baroud | Source: Palestine Chronicle It is still not about Islam, even if the media and militants attacking western targets say so. Actually, it never was. But it was important for many to conflate politics with religion; partly because it is convenient and self-validating. First, let’s be clear on some points. Islam has set in motion a system to abolish slavery over 1,200 years before the slave trade reached its peak in the western world. Freeing the slaves, who were owned by pagan Arab tribes, was a recurring theme in the Koran (Quran), always linked to the most basic signs of piety and virtue: “The charities are to go to the poor, 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 ...

Love during the Time of Quraysh

Love is a powerful theme that features throughout history, with the power to launch a thousand ships or destroy a country. Zainab bint Muhammad (radhiAllahu anha) is an example of the strength of love and a Muslim woman's patience and courage. Although her story does not feature as prominently in Islamic history as some other Sahabiyaat such as her mother, Khadijah, or her step-mother Aishah, she experienced one of the most difficult struggles faced by Muslim women: the battle between true love and spiritual conviction. Zainab bint RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) was the eldest daughter of RasulAllah (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam) and his Read more ...

Israel’s Stolen Wars

Source : PalestineChronicle | By Uri Avnery If somebody steals something precious from you, say a diamond, you may be angry. Even God himself said so. When He sent a worm to kill the gourd which provided shade for the prophet Jonah in the desert, He asked him maliciously: “Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd?” (Jonah 4:9) And now somebody has stolen from us something much more precious than a diamond or a gourd. A war. Perhaps even two wars. So we have every right to be furious. War No. 1 was to have taken place in Syria. The US was to attack the regime of Bashar al-Assad. A medical operation: short, clean, surgical. When Read more ...

And Indeed They have Destroyed Us…

 “If you want to destroy any nation without war, create adultery or nudity common in the young generation.”

– Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (Salahuddin Ayyubi)

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 ...

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 ...