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Ramadhan - Month of the Quran & its affect upon us

The following is a transcript of a Khutba given on this subject some time ago. ¨ The graceful month of Ramadhan has set in; the month during which the gates of Mercy are wide open, the gates of Hell are shut and the Shayateen are chained up. It is a month chosen by Allah (swt) as a month of fasting; an act of Ibadat that Allah (swt) made special to Him. He (swt) favoured this month over all other months by making it the month of mercy and reverence for all the believers. ¨ Also, in this month were revealed the scriptures of Ibrahim (as) and Musa (as), as well as the Zabuur and the Injeel. Indeed, this month is the most superior of months in which Allah (swt) revealed His final revelation, the Quran. ¨ So in this month we recite the Quran everyday, we pray the Taraweeh salah in which the Quran is recited. But do we understand and practice this Quran? Aisha (ra) described the Prophet’s (saw) character as being the walking Quran, are we in our characters like the Quran. Do we implemen

Comparisons from the Battle of Ain Jaloot

The month of Ramadhan is indeed a month of blessing in which the Muslim seeks to gain nearness and the immense reward from Allah (Subhanahu Wa ta’ala). It is also a month in which many lessons can be drawn from Islamic history. During this month the Muslims fought many battles thereby expanding the mercy of Islam into new lands and also repelling the aggressors that invaded the Islamic lands to restore the protection and authority of Islam and the Muslims. One such famous battle was the Battle of Ain Jaloot in 658 Hijri against the Tartar invasion, which is considered as one of the greatest victories in the annals of human history. Considering the current predicament of the Muslims in Afghanistan, Palestine, Kashmir, Indonesia, Bosnia, Chechnya – indeed the Muslims all over the world, there are many comparisons and key lessons that can be learnt from this famous battle. Overview of the Battle Towards the end of 656 Hijri the Tatars launched one of their largest assaults on the land of

Activist for Khilafah martyred in Iraq

بسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَى نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلاً "Among the Believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah: of them some have died, and some (still) wait: but they have never changed (their determination) in the least." [Al-Ahzab: 23] On 11 September 2006 Hizb ut-Tahrir - Wilayah of Iraq announced the death of one of its youth, carrier of the Dawah, the martyr: “Hikmat Wali Al-Ta’i” Who was kidnapped on Wednesday 06.09.2006, by the armed gangs which were brought up and nourished under the shade of the occupation, his body was found on 11.09.2006 -with signs of brutal torture on it– in the judicial medical center in Baghdad. A press release from the Media office of Hizb ut-Tahrir Wilayah of Iraq said that in spite of what its members are being exposed to in Iraq and in other countries, from arresting, torture and killing

Ramadhan Timeline

The first revelation. The most significant event that occured during Ramadan is the revelation of the Quran to Prophet Muhammad (saw). Prophet Muhammad (saw) was in the cave in Mount Hira when the Angel Jibrael came to him with the first five ayat of Surat Al-Alaq. Allah (swt) says: "Ramadan is the month in which was sent down the Quran as a guide to mankind also clear signs for guidance and judgement." [2:185] "We have indeed revealed it, (Al-Quran) in the night of power." [97:1] 1 A.H. (After Hijra). In the first year after the Hijrah, the Prophet (saw) sent Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib with thirty Muslim riders to Saif al Bahr to with a definite task of intercepting a caravan belonging to Quraish. It was a caravan of 300 people including Abu Jahl bin Hisham. The two parties encountered each other and aligned in preparation for fighting. Majdi bin ‘Amr, on good terms with both sides, happened to be there and managed to prevent an imminent clash. 2 A.H. In the sec

Would the Pope dare to attack Islam if the Islamic State – the Khilafah Rashidah had been established?

The following is a draft translation from the arabic original. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Would the Pope dare to attack Islam if the Islamic State – the Khilafah Rashidah – had been established? The disbelieving colonialist West has not ceased to inject its poisonous hatred of Islam and the Muslims: a while back America desecrated the Noble Qur’an, then some journals in Denmark published cartoons mocking the Messenger of Allah, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and upon his family and companions; this was blessed by other European publications and states, and today the Pope has initiated lies upon Islam and insulted its apex (Jihad). Just as America had said that the intention behind the tearing and trampling upon of the pages of the Qur’an was not to dishonour the Qur’an, and just as Europe had said thereafter that the publications mocking the Messenger is merely freedom of speech, so today does the Pope say that the lie which he invented has nothing to it, that the m

Should we be 'Ramadhan Muslims'?

The great month of Ramadhan is upon us; the month, during which the gates of mercy are wide open, the gates of hell are shut and the shayateen are chained up. It is a month chosen by Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) as a month of fasting; an act of ibadat that Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) made special to Him. He (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) favoured this month over all other months by making it the month of mercy and reverence for all the believers. This month is the most superior of months in which Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’aala) revealed the Qur'an. Also, in this month were revealed the scriptures of Musa (as), as well as the Zabuur and the Injeel. It is natural within this month for the Muslims to increase their good deeds in order to gain the vast reward of Ramadhan and get closer to Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’aala).This is something that has occurred throughout history and is a positive sign that the flame of Islam still burns brightly in the hearts of Muslims worldwide. All mature Muslims a

Ramadhan Mubarak

Assalam wa alaikum wa rahmatullah Ramadhan Mubarak to you all. May Allah (swt) accept our deeds, grant us forgiveness and shower his mercy upon us. I will posting various important articles about Ramadhan throughout the month inshallah as well as other articles. Feel free to send these articles to others or publish them if you find them useful. Wassalam

The Stand of the Sahabah (raa) by Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi

The following is an extract from “Al-Awasim min Al-Qawasim” by Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi (d.543AH/1143CE) Muslims, as an integral part of Islam, must completely submit to Allah’s(swt) laws. Allah(swt) says in the Qur’an: “But no, by your Lord, they can have no faith, until they make you rule in all disputes between them, and find within themselves no resistance against your decisions, and accept (them) with full submission” (An-Nisa 4:65) Allah(swt) revealed to Muhammad(saaw) a complete system of life to organize humanity encoded in the Shariah, and the Sahabah(raa) sacri- ficed their lives and wealth in perpetuating and sustaining the application of the Shariah in an effort towards achieving the supremacy of Islam, as Allah(swt) commanded in the Qur’an. In spite of their unparalleled contribution to Islam, many Western writers and philosophers, and even some Muslims, have victimized the names and reputation of the Sahabah(raa) and targeted them as subjects of blatant and unjustified

Sudan: The Shariah rule on Resolution 1706

The following is a draft translation from an arabic press statement issued by a prominent Islamic activist in Sudan. Resolution 1706 Being Rejected Or Accepted - What Is The Shar’i Hukm (rule) Concerning It? 11 Sha’ban 1427 AH 03 September 2006 CE By Ibrahim Othman (Abu Khalil) The government refused the resolution of the security Council No. (1706) which states the spreading of international forces in place of the African forces in Darfur, while the resolution supported the leaderships inside the government (the rebel movements) and some political powers. The government which refused this resolution, defended by saying that if these forces enter Darfur it will be similar to a new colonization, and violation of the sovereignty of the country, and that those who consented on the entering of the forces of the United Nations, justified that to be a security necessity (this is a false saying which is not supported by actuality, because wherever international forces reside destruction

The obligation of beginning of Ramadhan when the moon is sighted in any country

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِيَ أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِوَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ "Ramadhan is the month in which the Qur’an was revealed, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance and as a criterion (al-Furqan)" [TMQ Al Baqarah: 185] Unfortunately the reality today is that people begin Ramadhan on different days and have Eid on different days even in one country and one city. We must understand the reasons why people differ on this matter, the arguments they put forward and the hukm shari regarding this matter according to the Islamic evidences. It is important to understand that the sources of Shariah for us are the Quran & Sunnah fundamentally. Our emotions, public opinion, the view of the majority, norms, customs, etc do not determine the shariah rules. The Prophet (saw) said: "Whoever speaks about the Qur'an without knowledge, then let him prepare for himself his seat in the fire." [Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Nisai