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Q&A- The Nisaab for Zakah

These are two important questions related to zakah and they have been translated from the book "Selected Fiqh Issues" , It is authored by the Mujtahid  Sheikh Abu Iyas Mahmoud Abdul Latif al-Uweida (May Allah protect him). The book contains 321 issues in the form of questions and answers related to Salah (prayer), fasting, Zakah, Hajj, Umrah, economics, ruling, social relations and Jihad. The Sheikh has selected from the questions which he responded to between 1993 and 2007. The Sheikh has also given express permission to all those wishing to print, publish and distribute the book. The book can be downloaded from: He has also authored a book on the fiqh of fasting entitled, "Al-Jami’ Ahkam as-Siyam" and a book about the way to carry the da’wah, its obligations and characteristics. He has spent long years in the da’wah, he is an activist in the work for Khilafah and a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir. The Sheikh has spent time in prison in Jordan for his da'wah activi

Views on the News - 22/10/2009

Wall Street’s daylight robbery Roughly a year after accepting unprecedented financial aid to shore up its operations, Wall Street firm Goldman Sachs Group Inc. posted yet another impressive quarter that further distances itself from rivals, many of which are still struggling to overcome the credit crisis. The strong results -- a profit of $3.19 billion, or $5.25 a share, for the three months ended Sept. 25, up from $845 million, or $1.81 a share, a year earlier -- were greeted with a barrage of questions about Goldman's decision to set aside compensation at a breathtaking pace; its 31,700 employees are on track to earn an average of about $700,000 apiece in 2009, a record for the 140-year-old firm. Goldman is not alone in this daylight robbery of US tax payers’ money. Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo and other US banks have also posted huge profits. The profits are a result of Obama’s administration handing over US tax payer’s money disguised as bail out packages to the banks. The

Al-Quds cannot be liberated by resorting to protests and sit-ins…

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم { هَذَا بَلَاغٌ لِلنَّاسِ وَلِيُنْذَرُوا بِهِ} Al-Quds cannot be liberated by resorting to protests and sit-ins… it can only be restored by mobilizing armed forces to eliminate the Jewish entity! The Jews have been provoking Muslims over the al-Aqsa mosque issue day and night, sometimes by digging beneath al-Aqsa or by storming over it; sometimes they harass the worshippers, sometimes allowing them and at other times preventing them from entering the mosque, all at their own will and whim. Sometimes they send in their men for their rituals, and if the Muslims protest at this, they are confronted either with gunfire thereby killing the Muslims or with detention. And whilst this is the norm, the rulers in the Muslim lands simply count the death toll and compile a list of the injured and arrested persons. Or they merely sympathize with people, allowing them to protest and shout against the Jews and their allies without the threat of arrest or prosecution! Of

Zardari prepares to sacrifice more Muslim soldiers for the sake of America's Raj

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم In the early days of October 2009, the Zardari regime began to repeatedly announce the need for launching of military operations in Waziristan by the Pakistan Army. These announcements came both after months of the government laying siege against the Muslims of Waziristan, by cutting food and other essential supplies, and after Zardari received his orders from America during his extensive visit there. And these announcements coincided with a wave of horrific attacks with dozens of deaths, hundreds of gravely injured, immeasurable grief for the relatives of those affected and an atmosphere of fear and insecurity throughout the country. This violent wave comprised of an attack in a busy market in Peshawar, on 9 October, and then on the headquarters of the army itself, GHQ, in Rawalpindi on 10 October and then on an army convoy at a market crossroads in Shangla on 12 October 2009. Just as it created confusion and fear before launching the Swat operations to pre

Views on the News - 15/10/2009

Republicans scared of Muslims participating in the American political system Four House Republicans on Wednesday accused the nation's largest Muslim advocacy group of trying to "infiltrate" Capitol Hill by placing interns in the offices of lawmakers who handle national security issues. The four lawmakers, members of the anti-terror caucus, asked for an investigation into the Council on American Islamic Relations after discovering an internal memo noting the group's strategy. They also highlighted a new book by Paul Sperry titled "Muslim Mafia," scheduled for release on Thursday, which claims the group has been actively infiltrating Congress.Reps. Sue Myrick of North Carolina , Trent Franks of Arizona , Paul Broun of Georgia and John Shadegg of Arizona asked the Internal Revenue Service to determine whether CAIR deserves its nonprofit status. They also are asking their colleagues to review a summary of findings that led the Justice Department to name CAI

Resetting US relations with Iran

This article is written by brother Abid Mustafa Many have interrupted Obama's recent proclamation to suspend deployment of US missile shield components to Poland and the Czech Republic as proof that finally America is serious about recasting its relations with Russia in a more positive light. However, subsequent statements by members of Obama's administration about future plans for missile defense dubbed ‘phased adaptive approach' are likely to forestall warming of ties between Moscow and Washington. For instance in a New York Times opinion piece, US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized his detractors for describing the new plan as "distorted as some sort of concession to Russia". He further emphasized that the new proposals would bolster European security. "We are strengthening-not scrapping-missile defense in Europe," he wrote. Away from the public bickering over the effectiveness of the phased adaptive approach, one cannot help but notice that Am

Views on the News - 06/10/2009

Study finds Muslim population is 1.57billion A report from an American think-tank has estimated 1.57 billion Muslims populate the world - with 60% in Asia . The report, by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, took three years to compile, with census data from 232 countries and territories. It showed that 20% of Muslims lived in the Middle East and North Africa . The data also showed that there were more Muslims in Germany than in Lebanon , and more in Russia than in Jordan and Libya together. Senior researcher Brian Grim told CNN that the overall figure was a surprise and said: "Overall, the number is higher than I expected." The report found that more than 300 million Muslims live in countries where Islam was not the majority religion. Of the total Muslim population, 10-13% are Shia Muslims and 87-90% are Sunni Muslims. Most Shias live in Iran , Pakistan , India and Iraq . Europe is home to 38 million Muslims - around 5% of its population with European Muslims makin

The Blood of the Muslim is Sacred

The news is unfortunately filled with stories of how Muslims are killing Muslims. Most recently, this has occurred in Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and also in Palestine. We cannot use violence to resolve disputes with our brothers in the Ummah, as Allah (swt) has made it haram. We must abide by the Shariah when resolving our disputes. Ultimately, we must work to establish the Khilafah and appoint an Amir over us who will implement the justice of Islam. InshAllah, the Khaleefah will be proactive in ensuring our unity and resolving disputes if they are to arise. The Associated Press reported that fighting between two rival groups in Somalia resulted in the death of 12 people. The article alleges that Al-Shabab and Hizbul Islam fought each other for the control of Kismayo; a port city in Somalia. The breakout of violence in Somalia, where Muslims are kill-ing Muslims, is part of a disturbing trend that we are witness-ing in the Muslim world. In Pakistan, we have seen the fight-ing of the Paki

Chapter 5:The Conditions of Legal Responsibility [Shurūt al-Taklīf]

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. Islam (being Muslim) is not a condition for legal responsibility [taklīf] with respect to the legal rulings, except for a ruling about which a text specifies that it is for Muslims, either explicitly [sarahatan], like, «يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اتَّقُوا اللَّهَ» “O you who believe, fear Allah…” [al-Imrān: 102], and « جَاهِدِ الْكُفَّارَ» “Strive against the disbelievers…” [at-Taubah: 73]; and «وَلَنْ يَجْعَلَ اللَّهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلًا» “And Allah will never allow the disbelievers to have authority over the believers” [an-Nisa’: 141]; or by denotation [dalalatan], like the exemption of the kuffar from something, like the salāt, thereby indicating that Islam is a condition in that act. Therefore Isl

Views on the News - 01/10/2009

Is Europe about to be overrun by Muslims? A number of prominent European, American politicians and journalists seem to think so. The historian Niall Ferguson has predicted that “a youthful Muslim society to the south and east of the Mediterranean is poised to colonize a senescent Europe ”. And according to Christopher Caldwell, an American columnist with the Financial Times, Muslims are already “conquering Europe ’s cities, street by street”. So what if Muslims account for only 3 percent to 4 percent of the EU’s total population of 493 million? In his book Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Can Europe Be the Same With Different People in It? - Caldwell writes: “Of course minorities can shape countries. Another worry is the growing Muslim population in Europe . Caldwell claims in his book, “have a long track record of underestimating their vulnerability to ‘primitive’ ones”. As the London Daily Telegraph, quoting Caldwell, asserted last weekend, Britain and the EU have simply ign

The Prophetic method of da'wah to Allah

The following is an Urdu article published in an Urdu Daily newspaper in Hyderabad, India. It is written by one of the activists working for the return of the Khilafah, the scholar - graduate of Dar al Uloom Deoband, Mufti Habeeb ur-Rahman Qasmi. It is entitled 'Dawath ilallah ka nabwi tariqa' (The Prophetic method of Da'wah to Allah). We will be providing the link to the pdf version soon inshallah.