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Reflections-Nothing Except Brothers

The definition of Brotherhood varies between dictionaries, ranging from blood relationships to associations based on common interests and activities such as unions and professional associations. Islam redefined brotherhood in a new and profound manner by changing the relationship from one based on personal interest or mutual activity to a permanent bond based on belief and acceptance of Islam. Allah (swt) revealed: إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ “The believers are nothing else than brothers. So make reconciliation between your brothers, and fear Allah, that you may receive mercy.”[TMQ 49:10] The Prophet (saw) also said about brotherhood: “None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” [Bukhari & Muslim] Upon completion of the Hijrah and building the masjid in Madinah, the Prophet (saw) proceeded to establish one of the main pillars of an Islamic community

Crusader War in Afghanistan: Operation Moshtarak

This article is written by Brother Adnan Khan The Western media has gone into hyperdrive with the beginning of operation Moshtarak. The US and NATO have been trumpeting this invasion for over a month, and predict a quick victory. One US commander noted that Marjah residents who went to bed tonight would "wake up to a new tomorrow." This operation takes place less than two weeks after all those involved in the Afghan conflict met at various European venues to hammer out a deal to bribe the Taliban, offer reconcilable elements ‘normal lives,' and bring the Taliban leadership into some sort of political settlement. Before the ink has even dried on the various communiqués that were issued US Marines with support from the Afghan military launched the invasion for the Marjah district of Afghanistan's Helmand Province, the first major offensive since Obama become US president and is reputed to be the largest invasion since the war began in 2001. According to Major Gen

The American Vulture has Landed

This article is written by Brother Asif Salahuddin The British began their domination of the Indian subcontinent via the East India Company. This commercial entity, originally there from the 1600s to trade with the region, slowly began leading to the need to have a private militia there to protect its interests. By the late 1700s, the British had a regular army there to look after their assets and by the mid 1800s these foreign exploitative colonialists had completely replaced the previously resident ruling system and had taken over the running of the entire subcontinent for themselves. In doing so the British had demonstrated how the concept of ‘divide and rule' can be applied successfully in a country and used to split the population along religious, political and ethnic lines. Today the US is following in similar footsteps. It first entered the AfPak area on similar prerogatives after 9/11; it was sold to the world, and in particular the Pakistani nation via the then puppet