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Coping with exam pressure & stress - an Islamic perspective

The following is a transcript of a circle given on this subject recently. وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ 'I have only created jinn and mankind that they may worship Me.' [TMQ Al-Dhariyat: 56] Preparations will be in full swing as they lock themselves away from the outside world, lost in the pages of their textbooks, busy reducing their notes for the umpteenth time in a desperate bid to memorise all that had passed over their heads since their courses began. To most of them, achieving the top grades is of paramount importance, in the hope that it will open doors to further education at the most prestigious establishments, or ease them towards the ultimate goal of a high flying job and incumbent top salary, and all that these will lead to in terms of securing the utmost comfort and pleasure in life. For many students, the importance of exam success has been drilled into their impressionable young minds from the outset of school life, by parents, tea

Palestine: Abbas's cowards kill Khilafah activist

In Hebron, 36-year-old Hisham Baradi died in hospital of a gunshot wound after Palestinian police shot him in cold blood. According to reports riot police and other security forces moved in on members of Hizb ut-Tahrir as soon as they left mosques in the cities of Ramallah, Nablus and Hebron aiming to march in demonstrations. The demonstrations were planned against the treacherous Annapolis Conference attended by Abbas and Arab leaders. May Allah (swt) give the brother jannah and give patience to his family and brothers. Truly the victory of Allah will come and it will not be delayed by a single second, with the will of Allah. Click here for Video of Hebron demonstration and pictures: http://www.khilafah.com/kcom/activism/middle-east/abbas-s-police-kills-ht-demonstrator-palestine.html These disturbing videos show the extent to which Abbas PA forces are willing to go to make their settlement of treachery a reality. Members and supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir on Wednesday 28th Novembe

Multiple demonstrations in Pakistan for Khilafah

The following are links to descriptions and pictures of multiple recent demonstrations throughout Pakistan calling for the return of the Khilafah: Demonstration by students against emergency (Islamabad) Students from different universities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi organized a protest today (16 November, 2007) at Education Chowk, H-8 Islamabad against the imposition of Emergency rule in the country. The students rejected the current democratic system and dictatorship both and demanded a new system. The participants also wanted the new solution to be from Islam. Hundreds of students from different universities and colleges gathered at the venue and chanted slogans against General Musharaf’s Emergency Rule and in favour of the Islamic System of governance. They held banners and placards, demanding a change of leadership and a change of system. The banner read "No to Musharaf, No to Emergency Yes to Islam, Yes to Islamic System". The participants were holding placards s

Refutation of Gadaffi & others who reject the Sunnah

The following is an extract from the draft translation of the Arabic booklet entitled 'Communique from Hizb ut-Tahrir to Colonel Gadaffi' issued on 7 Shawwal 1398 AH, 9 September 1978 CE. Following a meeting that took place between him and a delegation from Hizb ut-Tahrir lasting 4 hours. Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Raheem Colonel Gaddafi, As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Hizb ut-Tahrir is a political party whose ideology is Islam. It works to resume the Islamic way of life, and works to carry the Islamic Da’wah by Jihad, through the establishment of the Islamic state. It adopts political work as its method. Since accounting the rulers is one of the political actions Hizb ut-Tahrir undertakes, we intended to issue a leaflet refuting the address you gave last July in the Maulai Muhammad Jaami’ masjid in Tripoli, on the occasion of completing the 100th recitation of the Qur’an. On that occasion you announced that the Ahadeeth mentioned by the tongue of the Messeng

Urdu Khilafat Magazine Issue 4

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2 More Shuhadah in Uzbekistan Murdered in Prison

The following is a news article. 2 Uzbek Inmates Die of Torture By MANSUR MIROVALEV 23rd November 2007 MOSCOW (AP) — Two Uzbek men convicted of Islamic extremism have died in prison and their bodies showed signs of severe torture, relatives and a rights activist said Thursday. The torture of people imprisoned for alleged Islamic extremism has increased ahead of next month's presidential elections in Uzbekistan, human rights advocate Surat Ikramov said. President Islam Karimov is running for a third term on Dec. 23 despite a constitutional two-term limit. Thousands of devout Muslims in the former Soviet nation have been targeted by authorities fearful of the growing threat of Islamic fundamentalism in Central Asia. The body of Takhir Nurmukhammedov, 42, was delivered to his family on Nov. 15 and it was clear he had been "brutally, inhumanly tortured," one of his sisters said. The sister, speaking on condition of anonymity because she feared reprisals, said she had

Q&A: Seperating of children in their beds?

The following is a translation from an Arabic Q&A: Question: Please explain the hukm regarding separation of children in their beds. At what age is separation an obligation upon the parents? Also can a parent sleep in the same bed as their child? Answer: 1- With regards to separating children in their beds, it is clear that the separation which is obligatory is when they reach the age of 7 and not since their birth. This is due to the hadith reported by Daarqutni and al-Hakim from the Messenger (saw) who said: "When your children reach the age of 7 then separate their beds and when they reach 10 beat them if they do not pray their salah.’ This is also due to what has been narrated by al-Bazzar on the authority of Abi Rafi’ with the following wording: ‘We found in a sheet near the Messenger of Allah (saw) when he died on which the following was written: Separate the beds of the slave boys and girls and brothers and sisters of 7 years of age.’ The two hadiths are texts on

Characteristics of the Current Islamic Thought

The following is a chapter from the book 'The Way of thinking' by Hasan Abdullah, soon to be published by Revival Publications. Islam today is acquired and studied through these methods, and it is obvious by their nature that they cannot establish any Islamic thinking. As a result of their prevalence, idleness in thinking, and superficial and emotional thinking are encompassing the current thinking of Muslims in spite of the tremendous number of Muslims studying Islam in universities, masjids, and institutions, and the increasing number of Shaykhs. These methods naturally lead to such a situation because Islam is no longer viewed as an ideology that shapes the point of view towards life. Rather, Islam is taken either as rigid or static information, or as stories to appease the emotions. Following are some characteristics of the current thinking of the Muslim Ummah that have emerged as a result of acquiring Islam through these methods. Superficial Thinking Thinking can be c