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The Floods Reveal the Failure of Pakistan's Political System

Although no longer in the headlines, the floods continue to impact our brothers and sisters in Pakistan. According to the UN, 20 million people still continue to be affected by the floods. As an Ummah we cannot rely on the Pakistani government or any other Muslim government to alleviate the suffering of our brothers and sisters. Instead, we must dissociate ourselves from these governments and work to re-establish the Khilafah Rashidah in Pakistan and in the rest of the Muslim world according to the method of RasulAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم. As reported in the Express Tribune, the UN High Commissioner of Refugees stated that, "the situation remained ‘critically difficult' in some areas, while shelter and recovery for hundreds of thousands of people was still short nearly 10 weeks since flooding began." He also stated that, "we need to draw the international community's attention that the emergency in Pakistan is not over...Making sure 20 million people are rehabil

View on the News 18-10-2010

Gold hits record as Fed signal sinks dollar Gold surged to a record high at $1,367.65 an ounce on Wednesday and silver to a 30-year peak after the Federal Reserve signalled the U.S. economy may need extra stimulus, which hit the dollar. Gold prices have rallied nearly 25 percent so far this year as investors turned to the metal as a haven from the effects of an increasingly loose monetary policy. Spot gold XAU hit a peak of $1,367.65 an ounce and was bid at $1,366.75 an ounce at 1417 GMT, against $1,349.60 late on Tuesday. U.S. gold futures for December delivery GCZ0 rose $21.50 to $1,368.20, having earlier touched a record $1,368.90. France: Turkey can join the EU if it carries out the necessary reforms Turkey can join the EU if it carries out the necessary reforms, says French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner, according to Today's Zaman. He added that the ball is in Turkey's court. Kouchner promised that France is willing to help Turkey in fulfilling its EU requirement

View on the News 14-10-2010

Global unemployment to trigger further social unrest, UN agency forecasts The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned of growing social unrest because it fears global employment will not now recover until 2015. This is two years later than its earlier estimate that the labour market would rebound to pre-crisis levels by 2013. About 22 million new jobs are needed – 14 million in rich countries and 8 million in developing nations. The United Nations work agency today warned of a long “labour market recession” and noted that social unrest related to the crisis had already been reported in at least 25 countries, including some recovering emerging economies. Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom accuses the US of crimes against humanity The United States government has apologised for deliberately infecting hundreds of people in Guatemala with gonorrhoea and syphilis as part of medical tests more than 60 years ago. None of those infected - mentally ill patients and prisoners -

"Israel" increases its cruelty and oppression in Palestine

وَقُلْنَا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ اسْكُنُوا الْأَرْضَ فَإِذَا جَاءَ وَعْدُ الْآخِرَةِ جِئْنَا بِكُمْ لَفِيفًا "After his [Pharaoh] death, We told the Children of Israel, ‘Live in the land, and when the promise of the Hereafter is fulfilled, We shall bring you to the assembly of all people." [Al-Israa', 17:104] This is a clear sign that Allah has promised Muslims their land. Construction of the "Israeli" settlements has restarted again since the so-called freeze was lifted. The Jewish population is increasing as their settlements increase. The Palestinian "President" threatens that peace agreements will be stopped unless the settlements are stopped. He cannot do more than this because he will disobey his masters. He sits and watches while construction has begun in the settlements. Palestine and Jerusalem belong to the Islamic Ummah and one inch of this land cannot be compromised by any "traitor" or their laws. The Jewish st

The Preservation of Sunnah

This article is written by Brother Mohammed Ibrahim إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ "Verily, it is We who have sent down the Dhikr, (i.e. the Qu'ran) and surely, We will guard it (from corruption)." (Al-Hijr 15:9) In this verse, Allah سبحانه وتعالى has assured the preservation of the Qur'an. This implies that the Qur'an will remain unchanged and that it shall always be transferred from one generation to the other in its real and original form, undistorted by any foreign element. The question before us is whether protection is restricted to the words of the Qur'an or does it extend to its meanings. If the Prophetic explanation is necessary to understand the Qur'an correctly, then the preservation of the Qur'anic words alone cannot serve the purpose unless the Prophetic explanations are also preserved. وَأَنْزَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ الذِّكْرَ لِتُبَيِّنَ لِلنَّاسِ مَا نُزِّلَ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَفَكَّرُونَ "A

Babri Masjid Verdict - The failure of the judicial system of Capitalist India

This article is Brother A. Khalid Addehlawi The verdict on the Babri Masjid came amid a very tense & heated environment with a curfew like situation all over India. In some of the cities, an emergency holiday was declared for schools as well as offices. The verdict on the title issue was announced and read to the public in the late after noon at the high court in Allahabad, UP. The verdict came to be a source of happiness for some and sadness for others. For the Muslims whose right to the property was taken away and their hopes to rebuild the babri masjid broken it was a sad day since they were given only 1/3rd of the disputed land and the would be allocated land for them will not be where the babri masjid stood since the title to it goes to the Hindus. The remaining 2/3 rd would go to two different Hindu parties where the Ram Janambhoomi Temple and other Hindu religious structures would be built. This verdict which evidently is not based on solid evidences rather on possibi

Nigeria: 50 Years of Colonialism

This article is written by Brother AbuAbdullah The 1st Oct 2010 is the 50th anniversary of Nigeria. 50 years is sufficient time for a nation to formulate and execute far-reaching development programs and achieve many strategic goals. With the correct outlook, Nigeria's 900,000 square kilometers of fertile real estate coupled with its teeming population of 130 million and vast natural resources should have propelled it on an ascending trajectory of sound development and sustainable growth. Regrettably, the reality is far from this. In five decades of self-determination it has little to show that is proportional to the bounties Allah سبحانه وتعالى has blessed it with. Origins From the outset, the formation of pre-independence Nigeria implanted seeds of decline, chief among them - tribal division. In 1939 the British colonialists carved out 3 regions dominated by the major tribes of the Igbo from the East, the Yoruba of the West and the Hausa-Fulani of the north resulting in an u