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?”
The Turkish Lira hit a record low this week, and so far this year has lost 40% of its value against the dollar. In response Erdogan said, “They have got dollars, we have got our people, our right, our Allah.” Erdogan was widely ridiculed for this statement. Yes, we do have Allah (Most High) but the solution to this crisis is not to pray to Allah while at the same time disobeying Him and implementing a riba (interest) based economic system with a fiat currency.
Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, like many other failed politicians, saw an opportunity to boost his credibility this week, by attacking Muslim women and comparing them to ‘bank robbers’ simply because they wear Islamic dress. This attack by some of the Jews and Christians (People of the book) is not new, and Allah warns us to remain vigilant against their plans and to remain steadfast on Islam. If we do this then their plots cannot harm us and in fact they will bring Muslims closer to Islam.