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Views on the News- 22/04/09

Torture matter of policy under Bush A Senate inquiry published on Wednesday directly implicates senior members of the Bush administration in the extensive use of harsh interrogation methods against al-Qaida suspects and other prisoners round the world. The 232-page report, the most detailed investigation yet into the background of torture, undercuts the claim of the then deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, that the abuse of prisoners in Iraq was the work of "a few bad apples". The report says: "The abuse of detainees in US custody cannot simply be attributed to the actions of "a few bad apples" acting on their own. The fact is that senior officials in the United States government solicited information on how to use aggressive techniques, redefined the law to create the appearance of their legality, and authorised their use against detainees." The report says that instructors trained CIA and other military personnel early in 2002 on the use of harsh

Q&A: Recent Developments in Somalia

This is a translation of an Arabic article بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Question: Sheikh Shareef Ahmad has become the president of Somalia, so does this indicate the resurgence of the Shar'iah courts as they were two years ago. If it is so, why is the al-Shabab Mujahideen Movement opposed to them though they a part of the courts or at least very cloase to them? Has in the meantime Sheikh Shareef changed and the al-Shabab Mujahideen Movement is trying to sideline him, does this mean that the al-Shabab Mujahideen Movement is a sincere and dedicated force? Answer: Yes, Sheikh Shareef Ahmad is not what he used to be. He was the head of the Islamic courts in the past, and has now come to head the country. He was earlier fighting the greedy foreign kafir colonialists and was talking about implementing the Islamic Shariah, but his politicalacumen and awareness was very weak, just like most of the Islamic militant movements have. Therefore the sincere ones or al-Mukhlisoon sent him a de

Obama Offers Sugar-Coated Poison for the Region!

This is the translation of an Arabic Article بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Obama Offers Sugar-Coated Poison for the Region! Obama concluded his tour of Turkey yesterday Tuesday 7th April, 2009. This visit was full of sugar-coated statements trying to convince that he was not at war against either Islam or Muslims, and that Turkey is important for America and the world as a bridge between the West and the Islamic world. He also stressed that America’s relations with Muslims is not confined to merely fighting terrorism, but it extends to many other issues as well. Obama also said that he will work towards a dialogue etc., He spoke on these lines in his address to the Turkish parliament, during his various meetings and conferences whilst in Turkey. Despite the fact that there is nothing good about these statements, it is akin to a riverbed that holds neither water nor can it sustain any vegetation! However, officials in Turkey and Arab countries especially Iraq, then Iran, Afghanistan an

Chapter 3: There is No Hukm Prior to the Coming of the Shar’

The following is the draft english translation from the Usul Al-Fiqh masterpiece of the Arabic book الشخصية الاسلاميَة الجزء الثالث (The Islamic Personality Volume 3 ) by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani. Please refer to the original Arabic for accurate meanings. Chapter 3: There is No Hukm Prior to the Coming of the Shar’ It is not permissible that a hukm be given upon things and actions except if there is a shar’i evidence for that hukm, because there is no hukm for things and for actions of the sane, before the coming of the shar’; the Exalted says, وَمَا كُنَّا مُعَذِّبِينَ حَتَّى نَبْعَثَ رَسُولاً• “And We do not punish until We send a messenger” (al-Isrā’:15); and He says, the Exalted, لِئَلاَّ يَكُونَ لِلنَّاسِ عَلَى اللّهِ حُجَّةٌ بَعْدَ الرُّسُلِ• “So that people should not have a plea against Allah after the (coming of) messengers” (al-Nisā’: 165); And because the hukm is not established except by one of two: the shar’ or the intellect. As for the intellect, it has no p

The G20 Analysis

On April 2 2009, leaders of the world’s top 20 economies met in London — they collectively represent 80% of the world’s trade—to explore ways on how to deal with the global economic turmoil. Since the last G20 meeting held in Washington in November 2008, the world economy has plummeted to a record low. Consumers have cut back spending. Companies have reduced production, postponed investment and slashed millions of jobs. The financial system remains dysfunctional. Trade flows are shrinking at the fastest rates since the Second World War, felling export-dependent economies from Germany to Japan. Private capital flows are collapsing, devastating those emerging economies, especially in Eastern Europe, that rely on foreign borrowing. In its latest forecast, the OECD ( Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ) said this week that it expected the world economy to shrink by 2.7% in 2009. It thinks that its mainly rich member countries will see their output decline by more than

Views on the News- 16/04/09

Britain to fight Islam on the Internet It was reported that the British government's Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), a 200-strong Home Office unit created 18 months ago, has said in meetings it wants to 'flood the internet' with 'positive' interpretations of Islam and plans to train government-approved groups in search engine optimization techniques, which it is hoped will boost their profile online and battle radicalization. A Home Office spokesman confirmed search engine optimization training is part of the government's anti-radicalization strategy. 'In order to support mainstream voices, we work with local partners to help develop their communication, representational and leadership skills. This support could include media training, which can help make their voices heard more widely, and support the development of skills which allow communities to be more effective in debate.' Obama continues to wage war against Islam In his first

Article 24 & 25, Explanation of the Draft Constitution of the Khilafah

The following is from the draft english translation of the Arabic book مقدمة الدستورأو الأسباب الموجبة له (Introduction to the constitution and the evidences that make it obligatory) published by Hizb ut-Tahrir 1382 Hijri (1963 CE). Please refer to the original Arabic for accurate meanings. Please note some of the adopted opinions of the Hizb have changed since the time the book was published so any of the adopted literature published after this book which contradicts what is mentioned in this book abrogates those specific points Article 24 It is the Khalifah who deputises for the Ummah in authority and in implementing the Shari'ah. Khilafah is the general leadership of all the Muslims in the world, charged with the implementation of Shari'ah and of carrying the Islamic Da'awah to the whole world. It is the Muslims who appoint he who assumes this leadership, i.e. who appoint the Khalifah. Since the authority belongs to the Ummah and since the implementation of Shari

Article - The Establisment of Khilafah and the reponsibility of the Muslim Ummah

The following is an Urdu article published in the Urdu Daily Munsif from Hyderabad, India. It is written by one of the activists working for the return of the Khilafah, the scholar Maulana Mufti Habeeb ur-Rahman Qasmi. It is entitiled, 'Khilafat ka qiyam aur ummat-e-muslima ki zimmedariyan' (The establishment of Khilafah and the responsibility of the Muslim Ummah') Source: Daily Munsif, Hyderabad

Views on the News- 09/04/09

UK scholar advocates women imams for Britain’s Muslims This week Ruth Gledhill The Times Religious Correspondent reported that South African-born Dr Hargey a Muslim scholar supports the right of Muslim women to become imams. Dr Hargey is currently raising £2 million to build Britain's first progressive mosque, in Oxford, where he hopes to have a woman imam leading prayers for mixed congregations. He is no stranger to controversy, and made headlines last year when he invited a woman, US progressive Islamic scholar Amina Wadud, to lead Friday prayers at the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford, where he claims a regular congregation of up to 300 Muslims. US and EU at odds over Turkey’s entry into the European Union US President Obama urged the EU to accept Turkey as a full member, saying that it would send a positive signal to the Muslim world. Speaking last week-end in Prague before his visit to Turkey, President Obama said the West should seek greater cooperation and closer ti

Chapter2- Al-Hakim (The Judge)

The following is the draft english translation from the Usul Al-Fiqh masterpiece of the Arabic book الشخصية الاسلاميَة الجزء الثالث (The Islamic Personality Volume 3 ) by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani. Please refer to the original Arabic for accurate meanings. Chapter2 - Al-Hakim (The Judge) From the most important of inquiries related to the hukm, necessarily requiring clarification, is the knowing of who it is the issuing of the hukmreturns to, that is, who is the Hakim? Upon the knowledge of this rests the knowledge of the hukm and its types. The intent of ‘Hakim’ here is not the executive authority who executes all the affairs with the authority it possesses. Rather, the intent of “Hakim” is the one who possesses the right of issuing the hukm upon actions and things, because all that exists of the tangible comprises either of the actions of the human or of the things other than the actions of the human. Because the human, by his description of being alive in this universe, is

Part 11, The Islamic Rules of Trade - The Bankrupt (Muflis)

Due to the current global financial crisis there is increasing interest in the Islamic Economic System, the most comprehensive book on this topic is 'The Economic System of Islam' by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani. However as people have many questions relating to the Islamic rules of trade we will be posting related extracts from the draft translation of the Fiqh masterpiece 'The Islamic Personality, Volume 2' by Sheikh Taqiuddin an-Nabhani THE BANKRUPT (MUFLIS) The bankrupt in language is the one without money and without that by which he would pay for his needs. It is meant by this that he reached a situation in which it is said about him, ‘That he has no (fils) penny’ so he is muflis. Muslim narrated via the way of Abu Hurayra “that the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: ‘Do you know who the muflis is?’ They said: ‘The muflis among us is the one without a dirham or effects.’ He said: ‘The muflis in my Ummah is the one who comes on the Day of Judgement with prayer, f

Views on the News- 02/04/09

Brown’s advisor: ‘UK population must fall to 30m’ Last week Jonathan Porritt, one of Gordon Brown’s leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population to 30m if it is to build a sustainable society. Porritt’s call will come at this week’s annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron. The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to 30m if the country wants to feed itself sustainably. Porritt said: “Population growth, plus economic growth, is putting the world under terrible pressure. Each person in Britain has far more impact on the environment than those in developing countries so cutting our population is one way to reduce that impact.” Britain’s population is expected to grow from 61m now to 71m by 2031. It is the eradication of capitalism and not population reduction that will help Britain sustain its burgeoning population for the foreseeable future. Czech Cardinal: Europe is headed for