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Q&A: Developments in Tunisia

The following is a translation from Arabic. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Question: Certain recent events in Tunisia raise question mark as to whether the country is headed for a change? Some of these events are: - The Tunis media, and especially the ‘Tunis News’ and ‘Al-Wasat-at-Tunisiyyah’ have carried news indicating that Zine El Abidine is suffering from prostate cancer and there are no hopes of a cure. He is also reported to have traveled secretly to Europe for treatment. - In August 2005, a Tunisian diplomat Kamel Morjane, who was working with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), was appointed to head the Tunisian Defence Ministry. Soon after having taken charge as the MoD, Morjane began a fast-paced diplomatic campaign during which he concluded some very important agreements with the United States. - In February 2006 the Donald Rumsfeld visited North African Arab countries including Tunisia, and Kamel Morjane reciprocated with his trip to the US later during

The Masajid, the houses of Allah (swt)

‘The mosques of Allah shall be visited and maintained by such as who believe in Allah and the Last Day, who establish regular prayers and pay the zakat and fear none but Allah. It is they who are on the true guidance’ (Surah Tauba 9:18) Indeed the Masajids are the houses of Allah (swt), where His (swt) name deserves mention, be Glorified and Praised as Allah says… ‘Those who turn to Allah in repentance, who worship Him, who praise Him, who fast, who bow down in prayer, who prostate themselves…’ (Surah Tauba 9:112) And they are the places where his name is mentioned through the day and through the night as Allah says ‘In houses (mosques) which Allah has ordered to be raised , in them His name is remembered. Therein glorify Allah in the mornings and in the afternoons or the evenings.’ (Surah An Noor 24:36) Then who would miss the visit to be the guest of the Lord of the Worlds and seek his protection. Abu Huraira narrated that the Prophet said ‘The reward of the prayer offered by a

Only the Khilafah will end colonialist exploitation

بِسْمِ الله الرَّحمَنِ الرَحيم On 13 September 2007, during the visit of US Deputy Secretary of State, John Negroponte, President General Pervez Musharraf emphatically denied any dictation from America in Pakistan’s affairs. On state television, Musharraf claimed, “No one is dictating to us ... We are taking action in the national interest.” Musharraf further added that Pakistan is a strong Muslim country, saying, “We are not weak. We have stature in the region and in the Ummah. We are a nuclear and missile power [with a population] of 160 million.” However, since 12 October 1999 until now, Musharraf has consistently used Pakistan’s many strengths to secure colonialist interests, despite dire consequences for the Muslims of Pakistan. Moreover, the current wrangling over ruling- involving supreme-court proceedings over Musharraf’s election as a President, deportations of politicians, briefings between politicians of all colors with the British and the Americans- will surely prolong s

Towards a New world order

If asked to give a single word that describes the prevailing world scene; the answer in most cases will be - Unrest. If asked the cause or reason behind it; the answer would be - Materialism. Sorry! The answer is wrong. These are merely the symptoms of the ailment called Shirk and the cause is the absence of Khilafah. True, that the unabashed pursuit of wealth by individuals and nations is the key behind the all pervasive unrest. This pursuit has been triggered because some nations are rich in natural wealth (such as Middle-East, India etc.) while others are poor (such as Europe, USA etc.). Incidentally, the poorer ones are consuming more while producing less. To make their ends meet, the poorer grab it by hook or crook from the rich. Creating an atmosphere of chaos is conducive for the poorer nations as they can plunder without being noticed. In the years that followed after the passing away of the Rasool Allah (SAW), the Islamic world made unparalleled progress in science, litera

Indian Intelligence informer spills the beans

The following is an interesting story from the Times of India newpaper on 22nd September 2007: Jailed ‘militant’ urges PM to intervene , Days After CBI ‘Clean Chit’, Still In Tihar New Delhi: Languishing in Tihar Jail for the past 18 months, even after the CBI stated in Delhi High Court in July this year that the Delhi Police probe against them ‘‘did not inspire confidence’’, one of the two alleged Al Badr terrorists has decided to speak out. Immediately after a report appeared in this paper on September 13 about the two accused, Irshad Ali and Mohammed Qamar, Ali wrote a letter to an Urdu daily and his relatives, asking them to send a copy of the letter to this paper. Urging the prime minister to step in, Ali in the letter describes how the two of them were falsely implicated by the special cell of Delhi Police and, in another setback for the cops, also provides the numbers of mobile phones which were provided to him by the police and IB to work as their informers. Ali says he pro

New Urdu PDF books, leaflets & articles

After many requests alhamdullilah finally we have managed to get Urdu books and articles on important subjects in PDF format. You can download them from: http://www.esnips.com/web/urduliterature/ This includes some new excellent articles and booklets including: - Understanding the Quran - Usul al-Fiqh - The correct methodology to re-establish the Islamic state - The Islamic view on niqab, khimar & jilbab

Tafsir of verses on Ramadhan & Fasting - Part 2

The Virtue of Ramadan and the Revelation of the Qur'an in it. Allah praised the month of Ramadan out of the other months by choosing it to send down the Glorious Qur'an, just as He did for all of the Divine Books He revealed to the Prophets. Imam Ahmad reported Wathilah bin Al-Asqa` that Allah's Messenger said: «أُنْزِلَتْ صُحُفُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ فِي أَوَّلِ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَأُنْزِلَتِ التَّوْرَاةُ لِسِتَ مَضَيْنَ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَالْإِنْجِيلُ لِثَلاثَ عَشَرةَ خَلَتْ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ، وَأَنْزَلَ اللهُ الْقُرْآنَ لأَرْبَعٍ وَعِشْرِينَ خَلَتْ مِنْ رَمَضَان» (The Suhuf (Pages) of Ibrahim were revealed during the first night of Ramadan. The Torah was revealed during the sixth night of Ramadan. The Injil was revealed during the thirteenth night of Ramadan. Allah revealed the Qur'an on the twenty-fourth night of Ramadan.) The Virtues of the Qur'an Allah said: [هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَـتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ] (...a guidance for mankind and clear pr

The work for the Khilafah is unaffected by the plots of America

The work for the Khilafah Rashidah penetrates the obstacles of the colonialist states and their agents, unaffected by the plots of America or her ambassador in Lebanon It is a glad tiding given by the Messenger of Allah (saw): “…then there will be a Khilafah on the method of Prophethood” (Ahmad). That good news – the hope, amidst the dark violent winds which besiege the Muslim lands: from crushed and overwhelmed Palestine, to exhausted and bleeding Iraq, to wartorn and fragmented Sudan, and Afghanistan surrounded by invading armies, and then to Lebanon where there is division without end and without hope and where the political establishment, with its various wings, has not ceased in its move towards the unknown, riddled with threats and warnings of division, transgression, tribulations and assassinations. Amidst all this darkness, Hizb ut-Tahrir proceeds ploughing ahead toward the goal of salvation, the goal of liberation, the goal of al-Khilafah al-Rashidah, working hard, night and

Make Ramadhan the month of victory again

O Muslims! Make Ramadhan the month of victory again by re-establishing the Khilafah Alhamdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadhan is upon the Muslims again. Ramadhan is the month within which al-Quran al-Kareem was sent down from Lauh al-Mahfooz to Bayt ul-Izza. It is the month within which there is a night, Laylut al-Qadr, which is better than a thousand months for those who witness it in worship. And it is the month in which Allah سبحانه وتعالى commands the Muslims to fast, ties up the Shayateen, locks the gates of Hell and opens the gate of Heaven, allowing the Muslims to raise themselves in piety and draw strength from their Lord, Al-Qawwy, Al-Azeem. Previous generations of Muslims, in the period of ruling by the Book of Allah سبحانه وتعالى, drew from the abundant blessings of Ramadhan to achieve victory over the kuffar. Under the leadership of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم the Islamic State defeated the leading tribe amongst the Arabs, the Quray’sh, at the battle of Badr. This wa

An-Nahda Institute - courses & online presentations

An-Nahdah Institute has been established due to the shortage in academic Islamic institutions presenting Islamic studies in a relevant fashion. While there are several establishments that offer Islamic studies, they are either inaccessible, unaffordable, or present Islamic education as a classical literature without relating it to the current time and situation that Muslims are experiencing. An-Nahdah Institute attempts to present Islamic knowledge in a relevant manner, relating the Islamic texts to the daily affairs of the Muslim individual and the Ummah at large. An-Nahdah Institute aims at providing deep knowledge of Islam in order to: - Provide Muslims the tools necessary to view and evaluate the changing world events through an Islamic perspective. - Develop Islamic thought which will impact their behavior and enable them to teach it to others. Course Instructors Ustadh Mohammed Hannini - BA from City University of New York specializing in Middle Eastern and early Islamic hi

Al-Yaasiq of today - the law applied in the Muslim world

The following is an article that was submitted by a reader. When the Tatars took over Iraq, the centre of the Abbasid Khilafah instead of displacing all of Islam, they kept some aspects just as the rulers do today in the Muslim world. The adhaan could still be heard coming from the masajid and some of the laws of Islam were held in place. The Tatars, in addition to borrowing the Islamic laws, also borrowed laws from Judaism, Christianity, and even had laws invented by their king, Genghis Khan, the leader of the conquering army against Baghdad. All of these laws were then made into one codified law, in a book entitled, al-Yaasiq and sometimes-pronounced al-Yasaa. The great scholar Ibn Kathir رحمه الله articulates the history surrounding this law that the Tatars made for themselves: “His book, which is alYasaa, most of it differs from the Shari`a of Allah and His Books. When he (Genghis Khan) died in the year 624 AH (1227 AD), they put him in an iron tabuk (enclosed container), they

Tafsir of verses on Ramadhan & Fasting - Part 1

The following is from the english translation of the Tafsir of Ibn Kathir: The Order to Fast In an address to the believers of this Ummah, Allah ordered them to fast, that is, to abstain from food, drink and sexual activity with the intention of doing so sincerely for Allah the Exalted alone. This is because fasting purifies the souls and cleanses them from the evil that might mix with them and their ill behavior. Allah mentioned that He has ordained fasting for Muslims just as He ordained it for those before them, they being an example for them in that, so they should vigorously perform this obligation more obediently than the previous nations. Similarly, Allah said: [لِكُلٍّ جَعَلْنَا مِنكُمْ شِرْعَةً وَمِنْهَـجاً وَلَوْ شَآءَ اللَّهُ لَجَعَلَكُمْ أُمَّةً وَحِدَةً وَلَـكِن لِّيَبْلُوَكُمْ فِى مَآ ءَاتَـكُم فَاسْتَبِقُوا الخَيْرَاتِ] (To each among you, We have prescribed a law and a clear way. If Allah had willed, He would have made you one nation, but that (He) may test you in