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Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:06


Islamic Caliphate vs Democracy


Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:05


Take Pride in Islam



al-Jumu'ah Magazine

In face of the attacks on Islam by the disbelievers, some Muslims turn to the defensive with an inner feeling of defeat as they try to show that the Islamic values are no different from the western ones. If they are told that the Islamic political system is dictatorial, they respond by trying to show it is democratic. If they are told that Islam spread with Jihad, they respond that Muslims fought only to defend themselves when attacked. If they are told that there is a problem with the status of women in Islam, they try to prove that Islam allows polygamy only under strict conditions which most men do not fulfill and hence they conclude it is virtually not allowed! Such apologetic attitudes should be put behind. Islam is a way of life given to us by Allah, it cannot be put on the same level as other man-made ideologies or corrupted revelations. Muslims should have enough confidence in themselves to go on the offensive rather than stay on the defensive like an accused person. When Quraysh accused the Muslims of violating the sanctity of the sacred months on the occasion of the fight between the Muslim brigade of Abdullah bin Jahsh and the disbelievers, Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala revealed: “They ask you concerning fighting in the Sacred Months (these are the 1st, 7th, 11th and 12th months of the Islamic calendar). Say: ‘Fighting therein is a great transgression but a greater transgression in the Sight of Allah is to prevent mankind from following the Way of Allah, to disbelieve in Him, to prevent access to al-Masjid al-Haram (Makkah), and to drive out its inhabitants, and polytheism is worse than killing. And they will never cease fighting you until they turn you back from your religion if they can. And whosoever of you turns back from his religion and dies as a disbeliever, then his deeds will be lost in this life and in the Hereafter, and they will be the dwellers of the Fire. They will abide therein forever.” (Qur’an 2:217) This is how the Qur’an argues with the disbelievers. The Qur’an starts by attacking them on their greatest crime: their disbelief in Allah and their association of partners with Him. One should not present a false interpretation of our religion for the purpose of pleasing the disbelievers.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:04


On the Front Lines with the Taliban



With unprecedented access, we follow Taliban fighters as they launch an attack against the Afghan National Army.

In this episode of Fault Lines, we gain unprecedented access to report from the Taliban stronghold of Charkh District, just an hour outside the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:03


The Muslim cleric who predicted he would be killed



Abubakar Shariff Ahmed told Gabriel Gatehouse in 2013 that he did not fear for his safety

Police in Kenya say they have detained nearly 4,000 people in the past week in a massive security operation. The arrests come after the killing of a controversial Muslim preacher in the city of Mombasa, as Gabriel Gatehouse reports for BBC Newsnight.

Abubakar Shariff Ahmed's supporters have accused the Kenyan security forces of being behind the shooting. Suspicion has fallen in particular on the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU), which is funded by the UK and US.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:02


Kenya Police Prefers Extrajudicial Killings



Joseph Ole Lenku (L) denies any official involvement in any extrajudicial killings.

NAIROBI – Police forces in Kenya have resorted to new methods to fight terror suspects, with a growing number of officers revealing their direct involvement in the killing of three Muslim scholars over the span of two years.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 11:00


Israeli institute prepares priests for Jerusalem's third temple



On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of the Temple Institute in the Old City of Jerusalem, the leading body preparing for the establishment of the third temple, will teach the audience the laws of the Passover sacrifice. Alongside Ariel, the ritual slaughterer (shohet) Rabbi Yehudah Giatt will teach the audience about the unique elements of the slaughter of the Passover sacrifice. After the lessons, the real thing will start: the simulation of the Passover sacrifice.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:59


Syria: Al-Qaeda's New Home


Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:57


UK-Syria aid viewed through 'lens of terror'



UK charities running aid convoys to Syria coming under increased scrutiny, with volunteers risking arrest.

London, United Kingdom - British volunteers delivering aid and ambulances to Syria face the double danger of being attacked by regime forces and arrested on suspicion of terrorism on their return home because of irresponsible comments by public officials linking them to jihadist groups, representatives of Muslim charities have warned.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:55


Inside Syria: The Aid Workers of Aleppo


Bilal Abdul Kareem, is an American Muslim activist living in Syria who documents the lives of fighters and aid workers in Syria for Channel4. In this episode he talks to Tauqir who lives near the Turkish border with his British wife Racquell Hayden-Best, who is 21. When they married three years ago, he already had a long history of activism – he was one of those aboard the Gaza aid flotilla which was raided by Israeli forces in 2010. An excerpt of the story:

"I feel the whole world has turned a blind eye to Syria. We don't want to be sitting here in five years' time, wondering why we didn't prevent another genocide. I feel it's the duty of all Muslims to help."

The Nottingham University graduate believes he has a religious obligation, but an obligation based on his very British upbringing. "I grew up in an ordinary, middle-class family. But we were always taught, growing up in the UK, that if we see injustice, we should step in and do something about it."

Racquell says she was keen to travel with him to Syria, despite the dangers. "I had a very protected upbringing," she says. "I wanted to get out and see the world. Life in the UK, it was depressing, it was like a robot life, doing the same things every day. Now Tauqir is doing what he wants to do. I'm happy because he's happy."

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:54


Syria is the new Afghanistan



Anthony Bubalo from the Lowy Institute warns that the Syrian conflict is providing new opportunities for extremist groups to network, train and gain specific skills like bomb making.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:53


Aussie sheik’s bid for peace with al-Qa’ida



AN Australian sheik promoted as a sharia official in Syria for al-Qa'ida-backed group Jabhat al-Nusra is a 30-year-old western Sydney man who used to teach Arabic.

Egyptian-born Mostafa Mahamed, who goes by the name Abu Sulayman in Syria, had preached in Islamic centres across Sydney and worked at an Arabic school in Bankstown before leaving the country.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:50


Syria a leading terror incubator, the Lowy Institute think tank says



supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad,hold up his portraits as they march in the al

supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad,hold up his portraits as they march in the al-Inshaat neighborhood of Homs, Syria i/ Picture: AP Source: AP

A FRESH wave of Islamic fundamentalism in Syria and Egypt had incubated a new generation of jihadists that could threaten Australia, a leading think tank said.

The Lowy Insitute says Jihadist fighters returning to Australia pose a significant domestic terrorist threat.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:48


Rioter Mohammed Issai Issaka’s apology fails to reduce sentence for role in Hyde Park riot



Father of eight Mohammed Issai Issaka arrives at court in Sydney today to appeal his 12-m

Father of eight Mohammed Issai Issaka arrives at court in Sydney to appeal his 12-month jail sentence for his part in the Hyde Park riot of 2012. Source: News Corp Australia

  • Apologised for his part in the 2012 Hyde Park riot
  • It began as protest against an anti-Islam film
  • ‘I’ve pondered on what I’ve done and changed my mind’

    Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:47


Racism on the rise in Australia: migrants report cultural shift



It is being harassed on public transport, constantly being asked, ''Where are you from?'' when you've lived here most of your life, not getting a job interview because of your Middle Eastern-sounding name, or missing out on a rental property because of your skin colour.


Targeted: Rebecca Kay has experienced abuse and threats since converting to Islam. Photo: Dean Sewell

This is how racism looks in Australia today - and it is becoming increasingly prevalent.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:42


Australian Defence League cyber-bullying has young women terrified



Young Muslim women have been targeted in a cyber-bullying campaign by members of anti-Islamic group Australian Defence League that has left them traumatised and fearful of going out in public.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:41


NEWS Leader of Australian Defence League Nathan Abela shot at in targeted attack on Greystanes home


Nathan Abela, president of Australian Defence League, an extremist anit-islam group, was

Nathan Abela, president of Australian Defence League, an extremist anti-Islam group, was in his Gresytanes home last night when up to seven shot were fired into it. He escaped with minor injuries. Pics Bill Hearne Source: News Corp Australia

IN yet another western Sydney shooting, the president of controversial anti-Islamic group ‘Australian Defence League’ became the victim of a targeted attack on his home last night.

Saturday, 12 April 2014 10:32


Advice to the Du'aat


Question: As salaam 'alaikum, Jazaak Allaah Khair for the detail answers to my previous question, however I would like you to clarify further some issues. You stated, in your previous answer, that you thought of the du'at in the west as being "Uncle Toms". With reference to this statement how would you openly address the issues of the ummah (with hikmah) as I think many of the du'at do not speak out due to imprisonment... in other words what should they do?

Response by Brother Tariq: I disagree that it's simply a matter of fear for Uncle Tom. If someone is afraid, they'll stay quiet, OK. But when we see Uncle Tom go beyond silence, when we see him go out of his way to water down Islam – in coordination with its enemies, at that – this tells us that a problem exists which runs far deeper than fear. As you know, there have been many ideological attacks on Islam over the centuries, and with each one, you find that the scholars responded to it in one three ways:

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