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Letters from Uzbekistan - Part 1

The following is from a series of letters from the Da'wah carriers in Uzbekistan which have been translated. First of all, all praise is to Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala, Who has created mankind as well as the whole universe, Who has shown to the mankind what is good and what is bad, what is halal and what is haram through His Scripture and His Prophet, so that people can attain the best of the two worlds. We pray to Him for creating us as believers. May Allah soon give the victory, help, forgiveness and benevolence to all people of Imaan. Whoever reads this letter and draws the right conclusions, may Allah cure his soul, grant him and his family His benevolence and prosperity and may He be pleased with him in this life and in the Akhirah. Assalamu alaykum, my dear brothers. First of all, how is your physical wellbeing in what is needed for the worldly happiness? May Allah grant you good health, long life, and healthy Imaan and may He establish you in the ranks among the true believers

Lessons from the tragedy of Karbala

"O Allah! It is Thee in whom I trust amid all grief. You are my hope amid all violence. Thou are my refuge and provision in everything that happens to me. How many grievances weaken the heart, leaving me with no means to handle them, during which friend deserts me, and enemy rejoices in it. I lay it before Thee and complain of it to Thee, because of my desire in Thee, Thee alone. You relieve me of it and remove it from me. Thou are the Master of all Grace, the Essence of Goodness, and the Ultimate Resort of all Desire." This was the moving dua' made by Imam Hussein (ra) just before the massacre in Karbala. Just before his martyrdom at the hands of the forces of Yazid bin Muawiya. There are certain events in history that shape the emotions of a nation; moments that stir passions and produce personalities that mould the destiny of peoples. The massacre of Karbala is one such event. As Muslims all over the world in the month of Muharram remember the bravery of Imam Hussein (

Statement on the execution of Shabab of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Morocco

The following is a translation from arabic. Delegation of Hizb ut-Tahrir in SudanSubmits a statement on the execution of Shabab of Hizb ut-Tahrir in Morocco to the Moroccan Embassy A delegation of Hizb ut-Tahrir submitted today the 29th Dhil Hijjah 1427 A.H 18th Jan, 2007 C.E to the Moroccan Embassy in Khartoum a press statement issued by the Media Office of Hizb ut-Tahrir in north Africa titled: "وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْذُونَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ بِغَيْرِ مَا اكْتَسَبُوا فَقَدِ احْتَمَلُوا بُهْتَانًا وَإِثْمًا مُّبِينًا". “And those who annoy believing men and women undeservedly bear on themselves the crime of slander and plain sin.” The statement cites reports by the shabab of Hizb ut-Tahrir about executions and kidnappings by the security agencies of Morocco. They were also charged regarding the following allegation: - Receiving donations and gifts from abroad to threaten peace and calm. - Distributing leaflets of congratulations on eid al adha 1426 A.H. - Distributing

Events in Somalia point to the fact that humanity is the victim of what is touted as the War on Terrorism

The following is a translation from arabic. The entire world has been a witness to the exodus of the forces of the Shar’iah Courts in Somalia and the subsequent return of the merchants of weapons and wars who have tightened their hold on capital Mogadishu. They have frightened the residents, paralysed their movement and muffled their voices. This has brought Somalia back to the violent era when it was under intimidation and now we see dead bodies strewn over the middle of its streets. This is not all; missiles are being shot over residents without warning, killing women, children and the elderly for nor crimes of them! In the recent days tens of innocent Somalis have been killed by the random and senseless canon-fire by the Americans. Despite this the US talks of achieving success in targeting what it suspects, ‘a terrorist’! The world remains a mere spectator of this butchery and accepts the destruction of the innocent and their belongings, because all this is seen as their ‘War on Te

Big Brother: Shilpa Vs Jade, Dignity Vs Fame and money

The recent series of Big Brother a reality show on Chanel 4 has managed to create international controversy and of course greater viewing figures for an ailing show and brand which after many years is well on its way past its sell by date. The current series started with the introduction of well known celebrities from the west, and to create interest and perhaps the odd conflict they chose the Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty. True to form much interest and viewers was received from the Indian community and many other fans of Indian films, which includes many Muslims. As usual being cramped into a house together is a recipe for some greate ntertainment and tantrums from all the house mates competing for the £ 100 000 prize, and trying hard not to be nominated for eviction by the great British public and therefore acting in a very fake and artificial manner. Recently the show was performing badly in terms of viewing figures, and soon afterwards Big Brother which edits the tapes for the w

The prohibition of pretending to have knowledge

It is vital for da'wah carriers to be honest and transparent. It is common for Western politicians to always give an answer even when they don't have the knowledge of an issue. The da'wah carriers should ensure they do not become like them who aim to protect their position and status amongst others by giving answers without understanding the ahkam and evidences about issues. For example someone may be asked, "Is it permitted to be a councillor in the local government in Dar al-Kufr?" They may answer, "It is permitted as its reality is different to an Member of Parliament." This would be a disaster for the da'wah as the person would have permitted something haram without having knowledge of the shariah rule. He would be sinful for doing that and would be guilty of misguiding others. Another example may be someone is asked, "Is it permitted to send your children (non baligh)to schools which teach Kufr?" They may answer, "It is permitt

Q&A: Lobbying non-Muslim governments?

Question: Is it allowed for Muslims in the West to form lobby groups that lobby the government? Is it allowed to ask them to adhere to their own laws and to use the style of lobbying to do this? Can Muslims in the West participate in marches which call for the lobbying of Western governments or institutions? What if these marches call for the Western governments to implement a right that Islam also recognises, such as preventing the war? Answer: It is not allowed for Muslims to form pressure groups (lobbies) to put pressure on western governments or parliaments or to enter the political action by influencing the policy of the government and parliament by resorting to the western laws and values reliance on them to apply the pressure. a) It is not allowed to form Muslim lobbies with the aim of putting pressure on western governments via the western laws and values and through this to call for western governments to adhere to their own laws and values because the values and laws of the w


Video report - The Da'wah for Khilafah in Kyrgystan Urdu Audio talks Various tafseer circles and talks by Sheikh Dr. Muhammad Malkawi (Abu Talha) Urdu video documentary: The destruction of the Khilafah Urdu video talk on Khilafah Photos of the work for Khilafah worldwide Video: Khilafah Conference 2007 - Sydney, Australia Video: An outcry to the Islamic Ummah - for how much longer? Audio: Where disagreement can exist in Islam Lots of Videos about Da'wah for Khilafah in Turkey Includes news clips, footage of demonstrations, talks, etc Video: Demonstration in Bhopal, India due to cartoons insult against the Prophet (saw) Photos of Uthmani Khilafah during rule of Sultan Abdul Hamid II Video: Demonstration in al-Khalil (Hebron), Palestine for Khilafah English Audio's - Explanation of Nizam al-Islam by Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Hawarey New Arabic documentary about Uzbekistan Video: Demonstration for Khilafah by da'wah carriers in Wilayah of Turkey Video: Eid Al-Adha Al-Mubarak

Q&A: Drawing pictures of animals & people to teach children?

The following is a draft translation from Arabic. Answer: Concerning the books of stage one in the education curriculum for children from age (6-10), it is allowed to illustrate what is of benefit for them in their religion or life, by drawing or story, whether narrated by imaginary people or animals, on condition that the illustration is to manifest a scientific idea of arithmetic or other, or a Shar'i idea such as to illustrate how to make Wudu’ and Salah and so on. That is based on the Hadith which was narrated by Al-Bukhari and Muslim from Al-Rabee’ bint Mu’awath Al-Ansariyeh, may Allah be pleased with her: «قَالَتْ أَرْسَلَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم غَدَاةَ عَاشُورَاءَ إِلَى قُرَى الأَنْصَارِ مَنْ أَصْبَحَ مُفْطِرًا فَلْيُتِمَّ بَقِيَّةَ يَوْمِهِ وَمَنْ أَصْبَحَ صَائِمًا فَليَصُمْ قَالَتْ فَكُنَّا نَصُومُهُ بَعْدُ وَنُصَوِّمُ صِبْيَانَنَا وَنَجْعَلُ لَهُمْ اللُّعْبَةَ مِنْ الْعِهْنِ فَإِذَا بَكَى أَحَدُهُمْ عَلَى الطَّعَامِ أَعْطَيْنَاهُ ذَاكَ حَتَّى يَكُونَ عِنْدَ الإِفْط

The meaning of the ahadith of 73 Sects

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ The Messenger (SalAllahu alaihi wasallam) said; إفترقت اليهود على احدى وسبعين فرقة، وافترقت النصارة على إثنتين وسبعين فرقة، وتفترق أمتي على ثلاث وسبعين فرقة “The Jews were divided among themselves into seventy one or seventy two sects, and the Christians were divided among themselves into seventy one or seventy two sects. And My Ummah will be divided among itself into seventy three sects.” Abu Dawood, at-Tirmidhi, al-Hakim and Ahmad among several others, reported this Hadith. At-Tirmidhi said; “Hadeethun Hassanun Sahih”. In another variation, Imam Ahmad recorded that Abu `Amir `Abdullah bin Luhay said; "We performed Hajj with Mu`awiyah bin Abi Sufyan. When we arrived at Makkah, he stood up after praying Dhuhr and said; ‘The Messenger of Allah (SalAllahu alaihi wasallam) said; إِنَّ أَهْلَ الْكِتَابَيْنِ افْتَرَقُوا فِي دِينِهِمْ عَلى ثِنْتَيْنِ وَسَبْعِينَ مِلَّةً، وَإِنَّ هذِهِ الْأُمَّةَ سَتَفْتَرِقُ عَلى ثَلَاثٍ وَسَبْعِينَ مِلَّةً يَعْنِي ال

People will never allow fencing and mining of the Durand Line

The two puppets in the American puppet show, Musharraf and Karzai, are making botched attempts to project false impression of Pak-Afghan hostility through a fake war of words. The announcement made by the foreign secretary Riaz Ahmed Khan regarding the selective fencing and mining of the so-called Pak-Afghan border is condemnable. The Ummah will never allow a fence or a border amongst them who’s sole purpose is to protect the cowardly American soldiers. On the one hand, the rulers are calling to make “borders irrelevant” with a proven enemy like India and on the other hand they are working to make Pak-Afghan border area - which was never a real border - into a non-porous border. The objective is to cut Pakistan off from their Muslim brothers on the west and encourage them to become a part of ‘Akhand Bharat’ on the east. Furthermore, due to fencing not only thousands of families living on either sides of the Durand Line would be divided rather the lives of thousands of women and chi

Appreciating the Amanah (responsibility) of the Da’wah

The following is a transript of a talk delivered on this subject. It is noticed that some of us may not take the Amanah or the responsibility of the Da’wah in the manner it should be taken, some may take it in a light manner such that it is not the centre of their attention and highest priority in their mind. Rather we sometimes see people get dominated by their job, family, studies and other Dunyawi (worldly) matters that lead them to betray the Amanah (responsibility) of Da’wah. Therefore it is necessary to clarify the meaning of the Amanah, the importance of fulfilling it, the consequences of betraying it and how should it practically manifest. The Amanah means the trust or responsibility. It has been mentioned in relation to various issues in the texts upon our necks is something mentioned. It has been mentioned in relating to issues such as keeping a promise, keeping the private affairs of someone to yourself and the like. However the root meaning which we are concerned with