The Muslims throughout the world are making du’a for Palestine, but the relationship between du’a and action needs to be clearly understood otherwise it will lead to the abandonment of an Islamic obligation and the displeasure of Allah (Most high).
BY MOAZZAM BEGG. Al-Aqsa has been invaded and desecrated by Israeli settlers and occupation forces. Senior ulema councils in Madina and Al Azhar have issued religious edicts calling on Muslim world leaders to mobilise their military forces for intervention and peace keeping.
The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. France’s Macron has issued a ‘republican values’ ultimatum to Muslim leaders, trying to force Muslims to deny Islam is a way of life containing solutions to all of life’s problems. He is also introducing identification numbers for Muslim children copying the Nazi policy which was applied to the Jews. This verse makes it crystal clear that no matter how much they try, Allah’s light (guidance) cannot be extinguished and Allah will ensure the Islamic message prevails.
A podcast by Abu Yusuf Charles-André Julien, a French historian wrote a very interesting article in 1940 for Foreign Affairs magazine. He wrote how the French failed to control their Muslim colonial possessions, unlike other non-Muslim possessions due to Islam.
France, projects despicable Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the noble Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on to government buildings! Although there are 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide we are powerless to prevent such attacks, because we have no state to represent Islam and stand up for the honour of our noble Messenger ﷺ.
DR ABDUL-WAHID This article has been reproduced from Islam21c.com France is mourning its latest victim to so-called ‘free speech’ as a ‘martyr’. Of course, the family of the school teacher killed last week will be mourning their personal loss. But perhaps the protestors standing in ‘solidarity’ should be questioning whether this value is something that really deserves sanctifying.
Allah (Most High) warns those who do oppression that they cannot escape justice, since He is أَحْكَمِ الْحَاكِمِينَ “the most decisive of judges”, وَسَيَعلَمُ الَّذينَ ظَلَموا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبونَ “Those who do wrong will soon know the kind of reversal they will receive!” (Ash-Shu’araa, 26:227)
BY ABU YUSUF A podcast on the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in America and the ensuing protests.
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!