إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الَّذينَ يُقاتِلونَ في سَبيلِهِ صَفًّا كَأَنَّهُم بُنيانٌ مَرصوصٌ Allah loves those who fight in His Way in ranks as a unified solid structure. (As-Saff, 61:4) The following is a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. It shows the importance of Muslim armies fighting to achieve Islamic interests (في سَبيلِهِ) and the importance of uniting in fighting as one strong, unified structure (بُنيانٌ مَرصوصٌ) rather than fighting as disunited nation states.
The British Home Secretary Sajjid Javid said in a speech this week to his discredited commission for countering extremism (CCE), ‘Extremism is a problem that isn’t going to go away so I’m here to redouble our commitment to tackle it head on. I will not flinch from confronting extremism.’ Javid took aim at several Islamic activist organisations during his speech. Hizb ut-Tahrir, IHRC, MEND and CAGE were all mentioned. He singled out CAGE in particular with a threat to revoke their license to sponsor and employ non-EU migrant workers, even though CAGE doesn’t employ any non-EU migrant workers!
BY MAZIN ABDUL-ADHIM Many people have asked me to provide more details behind why the leadership of Hizb ut Tahrir verified the moon sighting and declared that Eid will be today (Tuesday). I contacted the head of the media office and received a clarification. But before listing the specific eyewitness accounts, I would like to point out something very important first:
BY SHEIKH HAITHAM AL-HADDAD
Forty-nine Muslims have been massacred and at least 20 others injured in shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch in the worst attack in the Pacific country’s history. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appeared to be a well-planned “terrorist attack”.
The sickening interrogation of an 8-year-old Muslim boy by Britain’s Thought Police aka Counter-Terrorism Officers has rightly caused uproar in the Muslim community. For years, senior figures within the Muslim community have been warning about the true aims of Prevent which are to destroy Islamic values and replace them with secular liberal “British” values. This latest case proves beyond doubt that this is the case.
When Charles De Gaulle, was Minister of Algerian Affairs in Occupied Algeria he tried an experiment to force French values on Algerian Muslims. It ultimately failed because Islamic thought is too powerful to be defeated by kufr (disbelief). He responded to his critics, “What can I do if the Qur’an is greater than France?”