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Case of Abdul Rahman - How to respond to the attack on Shariah rules

The following is a transcript of a circle I delivered recently: Recently we saw the decision by the Afghan Supreme Court Judge to free Abdul Rahman, the man alleged to have converted to Christianity, whilst his case is reviewed is not surprising considering the world wide pressure that has been brought to bear upon Afghanistan in recent days. We have seen the media attacking the Islamic rule of killing the Murtad (apostate), it is common for them to attack the Shariah rules such as the rules of cutting the hand of the thief, Jihad, marrying up to 4 wives, etc. We need to respond correctly to such attacks 1) When responding to the attack of Shariah rules, we should take the offensive and not be defensive For example on this case we can highlight that the countless of number of innocent people that the Western powers have killed and continue killing in the world. Such as in Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Africa, India, Indonesia and more recently Afghanistan and Iraq. So who are they to talk

Analysis of Coup in Mauritania

The following is the draft translation of a political analysis article written in Arabic. Question: At the beginning of this month, a coup d’etat took place in Mauritania. President Maaoya Sid'Ahmed Ould Taya was over thrown while he was out of the country during his return from “Saudi Arabia”. The rule was seized after him by men who used to work with him, does that coup d’etat mean only a replacement of faces to absorb the anger of the street because Ould Taya made relations with “Israel”, and oppressed national and Islamic governments, or is it an actual coup d’etat which came with a new political influence instead of the old political influence? Answer: Ould Taya came to rule after a coup d’etat in 1984 on Wild Hidaleh, the European influence existed in Mauritania because it is a French colony, this continued till the beginning of 1998 when America was able to draw him to its side with the general chief officer, Wild Sidi Ali. After that, Mauritania entered the series of n

Analysis on the EU summit

The following is the draft translation of a political analysis article written in Arabic. Question: The twenty five chiefs of the European Union met in London on 27.10.2005, but before the eve of that day they ended their summit without announcing anything important, does that mean that the European Union is on the way of disengagement? Answer: There are two matters which effect strongly the European Union: 1. The Nationalities. 2. The conspiracies of America As for the first, the national trend is an instinctive aspect in humans, a person likes to be with his nation, and rebels with them against others. This instinctive trend will not be solved except with Islam, because it is the true religion which Allah (swt) has sent a mercy to people. It is the religion in which Allah said: "The most honoured of you in the sight of Allah is (he who is) the most righteous of you" [Al-Hujurat: 13], and the saying of Rasulullah (saw): "There is no favour for an Arab on a foreigne

Q&A: Gradual implementation of Islam?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم The following is the draft english translation of a question and answer in Arabic. The Question: We know that gradual progression (Tadaruj) of implementing the Ahkam is forbidden, it is not allowed to implement part of the Hukm and leave the other part, all of the Islamic Ahkam must be implemented together, so how should we understand the two following Hadith which are mentioned by those who call for gradual progression, and who say that part of the Hukm could be implemented and the possibility of leaving the other part without implementation? In other words, should both Hadith be refused or is it possible to gather them with the proofs of not allowing gradual progression and the necessity of implementing all of the Islamic Ahkam? The two Hadith are: 1. حديث معاذ بن جبل رضي الله عنه: عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِمُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ حِينَ بَعَثَهُ إِلَى الْيَمَنِ إِنَّكَ سَتَأْتِي

The responsibility of the Ulema in working for the Khilafah and upholding the truth

The following is the transcript of a talk delivered to Ulema on this subject. “Verily those who fear Allah from His servants are the Ulema” [TMQ Fatir: 28]. Allah (swt) mentioned the reality of the Ulema in this verse And the Prophet (saw) emphasised the importance of the Ulema in many ahadith: The Prophet (saw) said: “The Ulema are the inheritors of the Prophets” We know that they cannot be the inheritors in Prophethood as this ended with the final Messenger Muhammad (saw), rather it means they are inheritors in the sense of responsibility of spreading the Deen, working to remove munkar and upholding the truth Abu Nu’aim narrated that He (saw) said: “Two types of people who, if they are righteous, the people are righteous and if they are bad, the people are bad: The scholars and rulers” (Abu Nu’aim narrated it in ‘Al-Hulya’). Ad-Darimi narrated in the book ‘Al-Muqaddimah’ that he (saw) said: “‘Do not ask me about evil but ask me about good’, saying it three times. He sai

The Muslim woman – East, West or Islam?

The following is a transcript of a talk. Allah (swt) says: “I have not created jinn and humankind except to worship me” [TMQ 51:57] We all know that our objective in life as Muslims is to worship Allah (swt), this means that we must follow the commands and prohibitions of Allah in all the aspects of life whether in the Masjid, home, market, hospital or school. Many of us may be aware of this objective in general, however unfortunately when it comes to the role of the Muslim woman our roles and responsibilities we find that there is much confusion. Today the Muslim women are being pulled between two cultures, the Western culture which many of the youth are being attracted to and the Eastern culture which a lot of the elder generation are influenced by. Often people have a confusion between the Eastern cultural view of a woman and her role and the Islamic view of women, they mix these together and see them as one. People unfortunately don’t realise that there is a third option and

The visit of Bush, attack on Sammara & 3rd March

The following is the transcript of a talk delivered on this subject: “When it is said to them do not make mischief on the earth, they say ‘we are only peace makers’” [TMQ al-Baqara: 11] Recently we have seen the visit of the modern day Firawn to India. This verse describes the reality of him and America very well. Under the guise of peace and security he goes every where in the world – where in reality they create the fitna and corruption every where. As Allah (swt) said about Firawn: “Firawn was an arrogant tyrant on the earth indeed he was one of the Musrifeen (transgressors)” [TMQ 10:83] We know some of the reasons for Bush’s visit to India was to guarantee Nuclear co-operation for Nuclear energy with India – as we know India faces a massive energy problem as doesn’t have much oil, gas or energy. India was going to build a pipeline from Iran for gas, there are factions in India that wanted to oppose referring Iran to the UN. Of course America doesn’t want this, even though I