Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Queenie Padilla Setting Example For Muslim Women in Show Business

Queenie Padilia has quit show business because of its requirement for immodest dress. Queenie Padilla is leading the way in encouraging Muslim women to return to the Islamic dress code. There's a lot of pressure on Muslim women in the media to loosen their dress sense to blend in with their contemporaries and colleagues. In an age where nudity and semi-nudity is becoming more and more common even in Muslim countries it's great to learn about people such as Queenie Padilla who have rejected show business in order to adhere to the Islamic dress code.

The story of Queenie Padilla should be made known to all young Muslim girls in the West and those in the entertainment industry in Muslim countries. As Muslims we should recognise imitation of the Western MTV and pop culture is not going to help us in any social and religious affairs.

May Allah strengthen the Muslim men and women around the world. Ameen

Queenie Padilla is a Filipino-Australian actress and daughter of actor Robin Padilla.[1][2][3] She is arguably best known for quitting show business and embracing Islam at the age of twenty.[4][5][6][7][8] She went to Hajj and said "When I was in showbiz, I was very unhappy. I was lost and I always felt I never belong. But now that Allah is in my life...I am so happy and content." She also added that she will not go back to show business. She explained, "it's forbidden for us to be in show business because it requires you to show your entire body. Actually, I already quit [showbiz] like eight months [ago]". [Wikipedia]

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Monday, 14 April 2014

History of same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage has been documented in many societies that were not subject to Christian influence. In North American, among the Native American societies, it has taken the form of two-spirit  type relationships, in which some members of the tribe elect to take on female gender with all its responsibilities. They are prized as wives by the other men in the tribe, who enter into formal marriages with these two-spirit  men.

In China, especially in the southern province of Fujian where male love was especially cultivated, men would marry youths in elaborate ceremonies. The marriages would last a number of years, at the end of which the elder partner would help the younger find a (female) wife and settle down to raise a family.
In Africa, among the Azande of the Congo, men would marry youths for whom they had to pay a bride-price to the father. These marriages likewise were understood to be of a temporary nature.
Finally, in Europe during Hellenic times, the relationships between Greek men and youths who had come of age were analogous to marriage in several aspects. The age of the youth was similar to the age at which women married (the mid-teens), and the relationship could only be undertaken with the consent of the father. This consent, just as in the case of a daughter's marriage, was contingent on the suitor's social standing. The relationship, just like a marriage, consisted of very specific social and religious responsibilities, and also had an erotic component.

Queenie Padilla Arabic Muslim Expressions

Queenie Padilla, a Filipino revert to Islam, teaches Non-Muslims the meaning of a few Arabic Muslim phrases.

Queenie Padilla - 'Muslim & non Muslim Conversations'

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UK Government Dividing British Muslims?

Is the UK government paying people to foment hostilities, division and discord amongst the Muslim community?

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari on his FaceBook has posted the story of a revert Muslim who spilled the beans on being recruited by 'certain' authorities' in his past for the sole purpose of producing division within the British Muslim community.

Muslims and non-Muslims should be alert to this and factor this into their thinking before making a firm conclusion on somebody who is outspoken and/or is an extremist spouting inflammatory speech which is not in accordance with the beautiful religion of Islam.
I wonder if Maajid Nawaaz knows anything about this?
Here's the mufti's FB comment:


Yesterday at the ‘Freedom of Speech’ event in Birmingham, I shared something with the audience which I had not mentioned to anyone up to now! 

Some months ago, a revert Muslim brother contacted me... He said that before embracing Islam, he was approached and recruited by ‘certain authorities’ to create hostility, discord, disunity and hatred amongst British Muslims. He was meticulously trained to become an expert in inter-Muslim polemics. He mingled with the various Muslims groups in order to create strife and debates. He would regularly visit Mosques, Islamic Institutions, and even internet forums to exacerbate the already divided Muslims. For some months, he would act as a Sunni, expressing hatred for the Shi’a; then a Shi’a spreading hatred for Sunnis; then a Salafi, condemning Hanafis and Sufis; then a Sufi, bashing Salafis/wahhabis, etc… He even posed as a Deobandi for three months and called Barelwis Mushriks and grave-worshippers, and then a Barelwi calling the Deobandis as non-believers. This was his job, and he was paid handsomely for his effort! Al-hamdulliah, he was able to leave this job, and then embraced Islam.

Subhan Allah, if this does not open our eyes, then I don’t know what will?! Those who hate Islam will do whatever they can to bring Muslims down and make them fight each other. Indeed, we have our differences, but this is not the time to dwell upon them, resulting in personal hatred. One has to only look at the various internet forums and see how Muslims from various backgrounds spend hours arguing and indulging in futile debate. We must learn to agree-to-disagree, and work together for a common cause. May Allah bring our hearts together and grant us tawfiq, Ameen.

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Muslim Unity for the Muslim Community Against Islamophobia and Missionaries

Myself and Br. Ijaz Ahmad of Calling Christians have decided to unite in our efforts to respond to missionary attacks on Islam. The Muslim community can look forward to greater collaborative efforts, articles, videos and more in the weeks to come. It is our pleasure to serve the Muslim community.

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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Terrorism is Hirabah in Sharia (Law) by Abdal Hakim Murad.

Here we see Abdal Hakim Murad's 10 second comment destroy the Islamophobes' false narrative of 'Islam preaches terrorism'. He states, according to Sharia, terrorism is classified as Hiraba (Hirabah) which is punishable by death. Thus we learn, Sharia is against terrorism.

Adal Hakim Murad Destroys Islamophobes' Big Terrorism Lie in 10 seconds!

What is Hirabah?

The term hirabah refers to public terrorism in a war against society and civilization.  In legal terminology it is defined as “spreading mischief in the land,” but its precise meaning, as defined by Professor Khalid Abou el Fadl, is “killing by stealth and targeting a defenseless victim in a way intended to cause terror in society.”  This is the Islamic definition of terrorism.  It is the very opposite of jihad.
The term hirabah comes from the root hariba, a verb that means to become angry and enraged.  By derivation the nown harb (pl. hurub) means variously “war” and “enemy.” 
[Dr. Robert D. Crane, Hirabah versus Jihad,]

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Wouldn't Have Been Distorted If Jesus Did This...

It appears Islamophobic rabble-rousers on the internet have been distorting the reason behind Prophet Muhammad allowing his grandchildren (Hassan and Husayn, ra) to suck his tongue. [1]

Sadly, these folk have very little research behind them and even less desire for the truth. They have twisted these actions of genuine devotion and concern for these boys to reflect their debauched minds by accusing the Prophet of homosexuality.

What is the actual reason behind the tongue-sucking?

The answer lies in Ash-Shifa of Qadi Iyad. The reason behind the tongue-sucking was to quench their thirst and help settle them down. We must remember this was an arid environment (desert) where water was scarce, thus loving parents/guardians did go to such lengths in caring for children:

He gave al-Hasan and al-Husayn his tongue to suck. They had been weeping from thirst and upon this they became quiet. [2]

This was a genuine act of devotion; had Jesus (p), Gandi, Guru Nanak or Mother Theresa carried out such an act of devotion to children they would have been praised for it. Sadly, this is not always the case for Prophet Muhammad (p) as malicious Islamophobes on the internet have dark agendas they are pursuing assiduously.

Outrageous Islamophobic spin on a genuine act of devotion!

Islamophobes who present Ahadith (narrations) of such a nature in order to promote the idea of homosexuality or child abuse should desist immediately as their spin amounts to nothing more than a fallacious and fanciful attempt at character assassination.

May Allah guide these people. Ameen.

Muslims and Non-Muslims should be alert…

If a hater does present a claim where this occurred between the Prophet (p) and his grandchildren or his daughter (Fatima) please realise there is nothing untoward and the action was a genuine act of devotion that any caring person would undertake for the betterment of the infants. Do not be swayed by such hollow and outrageous distortions.

We must also remember homosexuality is forbidden and sinful in Islam. [3]

The Prophet’s saliva

 Prophet even used to spit in the mouths of suckling children in order to satisfy them until nightfall [4]. Further examples of the blessings within the Prophet’s saliva are given in footnotes [5], [6].

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[1] A couple of narrations Islamophobes erroneously “use” in their efforts to degrade and dehumanize the Prophet (p) and Islam:

Bukhari, 1183. It is related that Abu Hurayra said, "I never sae al-Hasan without my eyes overflowing with tears. That is because the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went out one day and I found him in the mosque. He took my hand and I went along with him. He did not speak to me until we reached the market of Banu Qaynuqa'. He walked around it and looked. Then he left and I left with him until we reached the mosque. He sat down and wrapped himself in his garment. Then he said, 'Where is the little one? Call the little one to me.' Hasan came running and jumped into his lap. Then he put his hand in his beard. Then the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, opened his mouth and put his tongue in his mouth. Then he said, O Allah, I love him, so love him and the one who loves him!'" [Al-Adab al-Mufrad Al-Bukhari by Imam BukhariTranslated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley] From -

Musnad Ahmed Hadith Number 16245, Volume Title: "The Sayings of the Syrians," Chapter Title: "Hadith of Mu’awiya Ibn Abu Sufyan": "I saw the prophet – pbuh – sucking on the tongue or the lips of Al-Hassan son of Ali, may the prayers of Allah be upon him. For no tongue or lips that the prophet sucked on will be tormented (by hell fire)

[2] Muhammad, Messenger of Allah – Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad, translated by Aisha Abdarrahman Bewley, Madinah Press, 2004 pg 184

[3] Imam Dhahabi’s list of enormities (sins), p17.0 he writes, “…There is consensus among both Muslims and the followers of other religions that sodomy is an enormity…” [From the list of enormities presented in Nuh Hamim Keller’s translation of Umdat as Salik, Amana Publications, 2008, p17.0 (page 644)]

[4] He used to spit into the mouths of suckling children and his saliva would satisfy them until nightfall [page 184 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]

[5] He spat in a well that was in Anas’ house and there was no water in Madina sweeter than it – Al Bayhaqi [from page 183 in Ash Sifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]

[6] This narration is unclear as to whether the blessings were within the saliva of the Prophet (p) or not but it is of benefit to mention:
In the hadith of Hanash ibn Uqayl we find, “The Messenger of Allah would give me a drink of sawiq (a kind of mash). He would drink first and I would drink last. I always found that it filled me up when I was hungry and quenched me when I was thirsty and was cool when I was parched”
[from page 184 in Ash Shifa of Qadi Iyad, Madinah Press, 2004]

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Abdal Hakim Murad: 9/11 was a crime according to Sharia

Here's Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad informing us that terrorist acts such as those carried out on the World Trade Center are actually seen as a crime punishable by death according to Sharia. He distinguishes between Jihad and terrorism - the two are not the same thing. The Sheikh highlights another important point to take away; terrorism does not have its origins in Islam, it's something that was borne from the French revolution and 19th century anarchist movements as well as pointing out that terrorism is an expression of westernization!

Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad also mentions the lack of reporting in the West of what the official Muslim position on matters actually is.

Terrorism is an expression of Westernization - Abdal Hakim Murad

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For Lay Muslims Who Insult Scholars...

الحكمة ضالة المومن أنى وجدها فهي له
Wisdom is the lost property of the believer; wherever they find it it’s theirs
This narration means that even if an Atheist says something wise, as a Muslim I can take it and apply it, and that’s someone who might have 98% of what they say be rejected, but that other 2%, if it’s good, as a Muslim I have a right to it, and I will take it. What about our scholars? These are people who had 98% of what they said be good. Unfortunately, because we like to personalize everything, and we “enjoy” character assassinations, if a scholar held unorthodox views in 2% of what they said, we’re more than willing to throw that and the 98% of good out to the ocean, and follow that with spitting at it.

It’s getting really annoying when I hear someone always talk about the maverick positions of Imam Ibn Taymiyyah, or those of Imam Al Ghazali, etc. If you took a little bit of time to look at how the scholars dealt with each other’s maverick opinions, it was always in beautiful discourse that sought excuses for each other by saying things like: may be the Shaykh missed this, or may be the Shaykh meant this other thing. They acted upon the narration of the Prophet peace be upon him:

التمس العذر لأخيك ولو سبعين مرة
Seek the excuse for your brother/sister even if it’s for 70 times
But nowadays, it’s NOT even scholars that are doing the criticism. It’s Muslims that are not educated in the Tradition, fanatical in their views, emotional in their attachment to particular scholars, arrogant in their attitudes, and unmannered in their discourse who seem to feel that they for some reason have the authority to even speak, let alone judge scholars and teachers that spent 20 to 70 years of their lives dedicated to studying the Tradition.

I think it’s time for these people to wake up and smell the qahwa!

Not everyone will have similar inclinations, and that’s the Divine wisdom in having different types of scholars. God made some people have more of a soft spot in their heart for Imam Ibn Taymiyyah’s character, while for others it was Imam Al Ghazali’s. It’s the nature of the world to have these difference, and Islam is big enough to envelop both types of scholars as well as others.

It’s upon the lay Muslims to understand that and to just realize that all these scholars have served Islam more than they have and to show them the respect they deserve, and to stop labeling them with negative labels to demean their legacy by calling this one a so-called “Sufi” as a way to say they had problematic issues in their theology, and that one a “deviant” as a means of insult because they held some unorthodox position in a certain issue. God says in the Quran:

ولا تنابزوا بالالقاب بيس الاسم الفسوق بعد الايمان – الحجرات 11
And do not call each other with negative names, becoming a profligate is a bad name after faith – Surah Al Hujurat 11

Friday, 11 April 2014

Deir Yassin Massacre

The Deir Yassine massacre was one of the worst atrocities carried out by proto-Israeli settlers against the Palestinians. It resulted in tens of thousands of Palestinians fleeing their lands for fear that the same would happen to them. Today marks the sixtieth anniversary of its occurrence.

Israel was established with such brutality, and it continues to demonstrate such brutality. But Allah does not allow such brutality to go unchecked. [Yasir Qahdi on FB, 9.4.14]
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Why Al Shabaab and Al Qaeda Kill - Asghar Bukhari

Here's Asghar Bukhari cutting to the chase; AlQaeda and AlShabaab are killing people in response to Western foreign policy and conflict. Asghar Bukhari cuts through propaganda words such as 'Jihadist' and 'Islamist' while exposing Islamophobia in the West; insincere/ignorant people in the West try to detract attention from the real root cause of Muslim terrorism (Western foreign policy) and blame Islam for terrorism when in actuality Western foreign policy is behind it. This intellectual dishonesty just compounds the situation.

Why Al Qaeda and Al Shabaab Fight West - Asghar Bukhari video

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Thursday, 10 April 2014

Nonsense at 'Asharis Assemble' Blog

Asharis Assemble's Ludicrous Attack on iERA

What did I just read?

Claptrap. Balderdash. Codswallop.

Where did I read it?

Asharis Assembled: Dawah Carriers Are Destroying Your Faith…And Having A Good Time In The Process

The obsession with Haitham Haddad and iERA over at Ashari's Assemble is sleep-inducing at the best of times but this article gave you the metaphorical caffeine jabs in the form of sheer stupidity and sheer irony interspersed with their usual diet of repetitive bashing of iERA folks. [For the record, I don't know any iERA folks. The truth is, I keep myself to myself and don't really interact much with many folks in the online dawah community - I'm a bit of a loner on that front. I say this just saw that folk know I have no personal horse in this race.]

Speaking about horses, can we blabber about the horse dung in SuedeNikita's broadside at iERA folk?

Firstly, I have no idea why Mr Asharis Assemble hopes that SuedeNikita looks like the cartoon figure. Mr Asharis Assemble, care to explain why you hope somebody looks like this:

I can already hear it: hostility, wailing, gnashing of teeth, suggestions for exorcism, even threats of violence. Masked takfir is a must. And the inevitable call for ‘unity’ against the onslaught of ‘the kuffaar’. There may even be emotional appeals such as ‘it affected my iman, how could you?!’

SuedeNikita, listen up? Do you hear anything? That sound is collective yawning. YAWWWWN!
I'm bored with this obsession with iERA, really!

However, your servings of metaphorical manure on your best plates (you know those that we keep hidden in a cupboard for that special guest/occasion) was far from boring It was entertaining because it was silly. Sometimes you watch something that's silly for purposes of entertainment, you were that person that we watched today but in written form.

Abe Simpson

I will get on to the sobre and inevitable calls for unity and discussions of jealousy and what have you but not yet. Let me indulge myself.

And of course: ‘These people defend Islam! They make huge sacrifices! What do you do eh?!’…’She’s a hater, she’s jealous’…’Ignore her’…’lets see you do better then’…’at least they are doing something! What have YOU ever done for Islam!?’…etc, etc, ad nauseum.

LOL, can I use text speak when addressing you? Well maybe Mr Asharis Assemble will think I'm a younger chap and hope that I look like some cartoon kid with knee pads on rather than Abe Simpson (for those who don't know, that's Homer's daddy - cue to Mr Asharis Assemble, always explain your jokes just in case!)

I don't think YOU are jealous. I agree with you, being somebody who defends Islam doesn't make one immune from error and/or criticism. I also bet you do a fair bit for the cause of Islam in your spare time too. Perhaps you do DO BETTER. Great if you do, fine if you don't.

Throwing Darts Phil Taylor Style

Far from being fonts of knowledge, their presentations consisted of authoritarian posturing, reminding the audience that they did not have the requisite Islamic ‘qualifications’ and telling them that that’s what Islam said and if they didn’t like it then ‘that’s the bottom line’ like some kind of bearded Steve Austin (yes, I am a girl and yes I watched pro wrestling).
They behaved strangely, unfamiliar with Western universities or even the wider society. They dressed strangely, spoke as if preaching to the converted and the struggled to contain their indignation at the mildest criticism or cross examination. Many threw public tantrums. But most persisted, drawn by the allure of influencing the young (what more worthwhile group to influence after all!) and perhaps even an appearance on ‘Newsnight’ to tell Paxman that Islam really was a religion of peace (or something reheated like that).
Of course, it ended badly: the scholars were famous amongst their own sectarian groups only, they usually did not have even a cursory mastery of the English idiom (or cultural quirks) and were frightfully out of touch with the issues of the day as well as the controversial questions of Islam and even religion and the belief in God that had been asked from time immemorial

I don't know if Sheikh Haitham Haddad, Riyad ul Haq and co. did poorly in their uni talks - they never came to my uni as far as I can remember. Surely they get some points for putting their heads above the parapet and trying? Surely, even you can stop throwing darts at pics of Hamza and Haitham for a few seconds and just recognise this...

And so what if they did struggle? So what. Really, so what? Let me say that again (after all you and Mr Asharis Assmble are like stuck records with your boring blabber about iERA et al). So what!

If an imam struggles to deal with the arguments from seemingly sophisticated opponents in uni is that their fault per se or is it the fault of a collective community called the ummah which has been stuck in the past? In fact, the mere recognition that these imams are struggling is actually a form of victory. How so?

Recently I was listening to some material from Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad, he made mention of a finishing school for young imams which prepares them for the big, wide world. I think this is it:

So, while Mr Asharis Assemble is hoping you look like a cartoon character, I hope imams from this finishing school and others will do a better job in the future. A by-product of this would be that it should keep you in retirement like a beardless Stone Cold Steve Austin. Wait, did he have a beard? I think he may have had a goatee? Anyways, if he didn't; a beardless Daniel Bryan? (For Mr Asharis Assemble, that's the WWE champion - take a break from thinking about iERA and cartoon characters, google him!).

As academic as Stone Cold Steve Austin

But questions such as the age of Aisha (RA), sex with slaves, FGM and reliability of hadith that had been the mainstay of academic orientalists for years went by the wayside

LOL, sorry text speak again. For some reason I think academic orientalists aren't chatting too much about FGM, age of Aisha and sex with slaves. Think you're thinking about Robert Spencer and that crowd. They aint no academics! They are about as academic as Stone Cold Steve Austin

Pro Wrestling

Behind the scenes, all sectarian affiliations were preserved – IERA, like Naik, would never talk about sectarian issues or shia/sunni – but they did that as a front only. Administratively, they were run by hardliners such as Haddad who would never be seen dead with an Ashari let alone a Shia.

Wow, that's irony being served on your best dishes, isn't it?

Sorry, to keep lobbing pro wrestling references in but hey, you and Mr Asharis Assemble are quite tedious so I will respond in kind; in wrestling they sometimes mock what's actually going on in their society with a play or a gimmick.

YOUR whole post is subsumed on sectarian division and your associate Mr Asharis Assmeble (the guy who hopes you look like the image above) runs a blog constantly prattling on about another sect and others of such sect.

Oh btw, I am not Salafi. But I call hypocrisy when I see it. You really do serve drivel on your best plates don't you...


The new ‘defenders’, the ‘Dawah Carriers’ had not learnt Islam nor secular sciences – they had learnt politics and misdirection.

Sounds hefty. What are you talking about? Really!

Did you just chuck that in there to keep people from falling asleep? You give no examples of this. More drivel on those plates. Hefty drivel! You're like, sorry another pro-wrestling reference, Ultimate Warrior, nobody knew what he was talking about half the time.

In fact, being a dawah guy was like being a rock star, just without the sex, drugs and rock and roll…well, maybe not without the sex: the ‘Big Three’ speakers of IERA during this period (Hamza Tzortzis, Adnan Rashid and AR Green) were all (or had been) coincidentally polygamous, the sunnah they had entirely randomly chosen to revive, you know instead of others such as redistribution of wealth or adopting orphans

Plain stupidity?

Can you smell what the Rock (pro wrestling reference) is cooking? It smells like that smell when you go up north (England) into the countryside or even go abroad into the rural farming areas. Sniff up people and recognise what SuedeNikita is cooking. Smells like manure

You just piled a load of manure on those plates. And your venom for Hamza, Adnan and Mr Green inhibited you from seeing and smelling it.

I don't know the marital situation of these chaps (I don't care) but so what if they are polygamous? It's allowed in Islam. It doesn't impugn them one bit. Why would you even mention it? The Prophet was polygamous!

Why did you mention that? Really. Are you plain stupid?

 Oh and how do you know they haven't adopted orphans or 'redistributed' wealth? Mr Asharis Assemble tell you that? Or did you just pluck it out of that plate of manure?

Inconsistency, sign of a failed hit piece

And only a cynic would say that they took any pleasure in this act (even, when, strangely, the second wife in each case was thereafter divorced after a very short period – but of course, only a cynic would say again that what in the West is called a’fling’ of a few months by a husband is called by these speakers a ‘second marriage’ or a ‘misyar’).

I guess this is the drink in the fancy glasses that have been in the cupboard all year, right? I mean those plates are piled sky high with nonsense so they can't hold anything else! I call this the drink as it flows. The inconsistency really flows here.

Recently Paul, who you praised in your piece (a bloke who has always been courteous and gentleman-like in my communication with him) was recently slandered with accusations of sexual impropriety. I never believed it and he admirably stood tall in the face of these false allegations (he of course confirmed they were false). He stood tall alongside the support of many Muslims and I saw NO Muslim accepting these allegations or spreading such.

Perhaps you were in your bedroom throwing darts at pics of iERA folk whilst this was happening? I and others were supporting Paul and standing by him. You, I suspect would have done the same (perhaps you did).

Yet you cannot even afford these iERA chaps the same decorum? In fact, you are looking to start the smear campaign. What makes you so different to those Christian right wingers that attacked Paul? They were motivated by a hatred for Paul. They were being malicious. I put it to you, you have allowed your hatred to wrong these three iERA chaps in a similar that hate-mongers attacked Paul. Why are you looking to smear these iERA folk with such claims? Don't answer. The answer is obvious - sectarianism.

Are you so blinded by sectarian division that you can't see the word 'inconsistency' is written all over  your article!

'I got money on my mind'

So the dawah carriers were doing very well for themselves: fame, world travel, bringing back polygyny (hey, someone had to do it) and speaking at the Cambridge or Oxford Student Union (and when they got well known enough, a wage from IERA or at least a speakers fee).

I've already gave you a few suplexes (pro wrestling reference) for your inexplicable mention of polygamy so no need to go there again. I think you get the picture (and I don't mean Mr Ashari Assemble's cartoon image)

 Shabir Ally makes money too I bet. Why are you not blabbering on about him? Wouldn't be surprised if Adam Deen does or has in the past. So what!

Guess cash going to a Salafi gets you all riled up. Oh, I was in Canary Wharf's shopping centre today and withdrew some cash - 50 quid notes. They gave me 50 quid notes from the cash machine!

(Sorry just wanted to tell you as I was so excited, I've lived a sheltered life and it was the first time I saw a 50 quid note)

Ahem, looking around a little red-face and going back to the subject sharpish, sectarianism can blind. It certainly has for you!

The 's' word

One could almost forget that nearly all of the Dawah carriers, like Tzortzis, were directly under the tutelage of the same group of ‘expelled’ and even extremist and sectarian scholars and banned groups (at least on campus) such as Hizb Ut Tahrir

Oh there's that word beginning with 's'. Sectarianism. You'll know a ton about that won't you...

I remember as a second year student in Newcastle when I first came across Hamza Tzortzis. It was on a Satellite Television Islamic channel that time (though I saw and met him many times in person as well) and he was not that well known. I was from a Muslim family, living away from home with the struggles and challenges that any young girl of my age has. University was tough – I was what they call conventionally attractive and I was also smart enough to know that guys were to get into my knickers whether they had a ‘Ramones’ T-shirt and a piecing or a beard and a thoub.

What the? I have no idea what that's about. Let's put it on par with my 50 quid note comment - complete irrelevance.

Samey, so what?

Tzortzis was a breath of fresh air: he lobbied for rational arguments for the existence of God, he said that morality had no basis without God and backed it up convincingly. And he could talk about how the ‘Big Bang’ proved Islam until the proverbial cows came home I went to my computer and set up a ‘Paypal’ account just so that I could donate to his website. I chased up all of his talks. Okay, it got a bit same-ey after a while, but there were debates and he was a great rhetorician. I was in love (intellectually of course).

Bit of a fan eh. You reckon along with your sectarianism this has something to do with your hatred and hit-piece? Psychologists would have an absolute field day here.

And I agree, Hamza's material is a bit samey. But so is everybody's. Really, listen to Shabir Ally debate the same topic twice. Or listen to 2 of WLC's presentations for the existence of God. It's not a bad thing.

Robert Deniro and Wesley Snipes

Imagine my disappointment when I learnt that he had taken his arguments largely from an Evangelical Christian called William Lane Craig and another less well known but more honest speaker called Adam Deen, as opposed to from Al Ghazzali or the Asharite theologians as I had assumed.

I guess that's akin to the moment when you realise pro wrestling is fake?

Again, the psychologists would have a field day. Fan disappointed in their hero. Wasn't there a movie with Wesley Snipes and Deniro, where Deniro plays the jilted fan of the sports star (Snipes)and sets out to cause Snipes' character some misery?

The parallels with this movie and Asharis Assemble's blog with SuedeNikita similar to Deniro's character and Hamza like Snipes' character?


Also, let's stop with this nonsense that borrowing arguments is a bad thing. Adam Deen (whom I don't know personally) would have borrowed arguments from WLC and Shabir Ally in the past. Don't you not reckon? It's not a bad thing.

In fact, show me somebody who doesn't borrow arguments? Shabir is constantly quoting from Biblical scholars, he's not always producing his own arguments. Paul Williams too. A few may well be their original thoughts but the vast majority comes from elsewhere. It's fine. Why reinvent the wheel?

Let's stop with this double standard levelling faux-criticism at one but not the other.

Sleeper hold at Asharis Assmeble (Again!!)

I was shocked when I found he had absolutely no consistency – he would say whatever he had to to win. In short, the man I had mistaken for a Socrates was in fact a sophist. He borrowed arguments that were palatable for public relations purposes from sects of Islam, that he as a Salafist, deemed heretical (granted, these were on insignificant issues such as whether God exists or not, but still).

I'm shocked you have the temerity and gall to write 'consistency'. You operate inconsistency throughout your hit piece.

And there you go talking about Salafis again. Yawn.Yawn, You doing the sleeper hold (pro wrestling reference) on your readers? Yawn!

You touch on the weaknesses of Hamza Tzortzis and perceived mistakes.

I don't really follow him that closely, clearly you do, so I am not going to comment on his alleged 'gaffes'

Innuendos flow along with nonsense

He was supposed to be making it easy for British Muslims but he and his organisation were all for forcibly segregated events, his organisation would allow him to speak to women only audiences (nice work if you can get it guys eh?) but would not even allow Yvonne Ridley to speak to a mixed audience

There you go with the innuendos. What's that about? It says more about you than the iERA speakers!

 And so what if they have segregated events? In the mosque we are segregated. I'll be honest, I would feel more comfortable in a segregated event when listening to an Islamic lecture in person. Most Muslims in the UK, I suspect are the same. Please chill out on this. Take a deep breath, nothing to see here.

As for Yvonne Ridley, I'm not sure what the ruling, reasoning or rationale is behind that. Maybe you want to find out and contact iERA rather than writing hit pieces about them...

A botch

I had indoctrinated my brother into the cult of the Dawah carriers and he became a helper to one of the most famous dawah organisations (which must needs remain anonymous). From him I heard about the lifestyle of some of the well known speakers, especially how they made the most of shall we say ‘access’ to women at segregated events.

Are you for real? Do you know how immature and silly you sound?

No evidence of this at all. You know when a pro wrestler mis-performs a move they call it a botch. I call that comment a botch.

Mr Asharis Assembled, please have a word.

Have I told you, I'm exotic and fashionable?

They were similarly keen to engage in e-mail correspondences and gave out their e-mail address to girls like me like Smarties. Less so to the guys at the events. ‘Organisers’ and ‘helpers’ were also forever coming up to me to ask if I was ‘looking’ (they meant for a husband). They paid particular attention to the marriage needs of converts or non-Asian or mixed race girls (like myself). Very liberal of them. Or maybe, like many other men, they were just after the exotic and the fashionable.

You're exotic and fashionable? You've already described yourself as knowing Arabic and being good-looking in an unconventional way.

What's that all about?

Mr Asharis Assmeble, is the cartoon image, exotic and fashionable? Is it good looking in an unconventional way?

BTW, a huge spider just crawled across my floor - that's about as irrelevant as the paragraph I just quoted - it has nothing to do with iERA  - it's simply you blabbering on about you and your uni experience. Boring.

Let me eat my carrot cake

‘You do know what you are doing by helping out at these events don’t you?’ I told my brother, ‘You’re just like those guys who control the ‘backstage access’ at concerts or Hip-Hop shows. You’re just hoping for the left-overs from the famous guys aren’t you?!’. He didn’t contradict me. What was most ironic was that he was helping enforce segregation at Islamic talks for the express purpose of getting ‘access’ to the sisters!

Uh? So you run your brother under the bus  in a comment that has nothing to do with iERA. I bet you, most of those folk that 'enforce' segregation' aren't like that. Whatever happened to not projecting the faults of the minority onto the majority? As Muslims shouldn't we not know better? After all we are regularly profiled as potential terrorists simply because of the mindless crimes of the few...

You know, I just remembered, I've got a slice of carrot cake to munch, you're keeping me from it. And yes, this comment is as irrelevant as the paragraph I quoted above.

Besmirching reputations of the sincere by prattling on...

Of course, not all Dawah personalities were like this, there were notable exceptions such as Paul Williams and Shabir Ally. But these people were more public Muslim intellectuals than Dawah personalities. And neither availed himself of the need to reinvigorate the practice of polygyny like Tzortzis and Co. Sadly, Williams and others like him were the exception rather than the rule.

Stop, will you just stop besmirching the reputation of every Muslim male speaker at a uni or a conference. Just stop with this retardation already.

You have no evidence of this. None whatsoever. You just prattle on and make intimations that impugn the majority of decent people who are striving to offer something positive to the community... A community that is in need of such positivity.

You clearly have some baggage. The sad thing is, Asharis Assemble and yourself are blinded from seeing it's an embarrassment to yourselves. Wake up.

So Shabir didn't take a second wife? Does that make him more worthy than somebody who did? What if he took a second wife tomorrow? Would that make him less worthy? Of course not.

 What a silly comment by you (again)! Can you go back and look into the lives of  Prophets and Muslim scholars and count how many did have more than one wife and then rephrase your comments or better still expunge them.

Oh, You're not exactly Miss Current Affairs are you? Paul (God bless him) isn't going to take a second wife!

Anther Oh... as for Paul and Shabir being intellectuals, they are indeed learned figures in their respective areas who people can benefit from. There are actually many others like them or have the potential to have such reputations; Zakir Hussain, Ijaz Ahmad, Bassam Zawadi (I love this guy), Abdullah Al Andalusi, Sami Zaatari etc. are all very young chaps who are already accomplished to varying degrees - support and encourage them and they may well be the next Shabir Ally, Ali Ataie or Paul Williams.

Smearing young apologists and speakers is not going to bode too well for the community.

You can call a trumpet hollow, right?

Having studied Islam, I was shocked by the amateurish antics of IERA and other speakers

Exotic, fashionable, good-looking, Arabic speaking and having studied Islam. Wow, you really do blow your own trumpet don't you.

You fail to furnish the reader with a number of examples of ameuterism that shocked such a learned person. You seem to have a habit of making hefty claims which are ultimately hollow - just like your trumpet.

The alarm bell is ringing, wake up!

He shocked me by announcing that even if I was truthful in what I had said, in dawah it must be defended that she was nine since that was what was the belief of some Muslims. I will let the reader fathom the stupidity of defending every view of every Muslim

Hello! The stupidity is all yours actually.  Islamophobes quote clear ahadith mentioning the age to be nine.

 Here's professor Jonathon Brown, who I suspect you respect, proclaiming the view that Aisha (ra) was 9 at the time of marriage:

  It seems like you've been reading too much Asharis Assembled and fallen asleep. Wake up from your slumber!

So there you have it, most of the so called ‘Dawah movement’ is a feel good initiative aimed at under siege and under confident Muslims.

No kidding Sherlock. What's wrong with focussing a movement for Muslims who are being challenged to the extent that some are even losing their faith - it would be irresponsible not to focus on these people. Not all Muslims are so well learned in Islam and confident in Islam as you.

I throughout the years have received emails from Muslims asking for help/clarity. This from young Muslims on the net. I am not worthy of answering such questions. Perhaps some time soon, learned people like you will stop grinding axes and put their sectarianism to one side and actually do a bit more to help these 'under confident Muslims'. That's what Shabir Ally has done - try taking a leaf out of his book. That's what Yasir Qadhi has done. Try imitating him. That's what Hamza Yusuf is doing. That's what AbdurRaheem Green is doing? Oh wait, you can't see that about Mr Green because all you see is a Salafi.

Step up

Further, they have left the issues which really need an answer, such as slavery, FGM etc, for which Islam indeed has good answers, as you can see on this very site, untouched.

Stop sniping at somebody you saw back at uni. Step to it and start answering...


Further, females need to be warned that famous speakers such as Hamza Tzortzis seemingly lead a polyamorous lifestyle which is facilitated by their ‘celebrity speaker’ status.
Have a look at the lifestyle of most dawah carriers and you will be equally careful about getting backstage at their events too…

That was your last dig. Pathetic.

You try to sully the name of 'most dawah carriers' because Hamza had or has more than one wife (which is legitimate in Islam). Only the silly will pay your swipe any heed.

You really do carry strange baggage along with your sectarianism.

That little hit piece said more about you than it said about any of those that you mentioned.

Wow, I'm tired.

OK SuedeNikita, I actually share some of the sentiments and points that you expressed; the frustration at the lack of evolution in dawah argumentation is one such sentiment I agree with.

Here's the thing, you can't change anything by sniping from the outside like the way you are doing. You're simply repelling people. If you really want to change things you try to pass on your concerns and advice and/or lead by example. If you have only produced hit pieces on iERA and not produced anything to defend Islam or promote it online then that's a travesty.

It takes a lot out of your private life; working and/or studying along with defending and promoting Islam is quite a lot to put into your schedule. Sure people make mistakes, but more often than not these dawah peeps do more good than bad. Isn't it our job to advise them as well-wishers concerning their mistakes rather than looking to totally destroy and discredit them. Nobody is doing dawah to pick up women. Nobody. It's pure folly to claim otherwise. Nobody is getting rich out of dawah in the UK. Nobody.

However, is having a group of full time Muslim apologists a bad thing? The Christians have more than a few. We are already playing catch up, remaining in the era where ALL our peeps are running a 9-5 job while debating/speaking is not going to help us catch up.

My view about Muslim apologists and apologetics is that there can be competition and rivalry as the devil plays tricks with people. Jealousy and ego are the tools of Satan that he uses to divide us. I would be very surprised if nobody has struggled with jealousy and/or ego in the dawah community. Those who are the focus of jealousy are generally the more popular ones such as iERA.

I, like the majority of internet Muslims have no personal horses. We don't care if Adnan Rashid makes Richard Dawkins look like a blithering idiot or whether it's Adam Deen or Mr Green. We don't care if it's Paul Williams or Shabir Ally or Hamza Tzortzis who defeat a Christian in debate for Islam.

As long as Islam prevails we are happy. I have a feel for the online Muslims, I really believe they don't care. We care for and respect those who are doing a service for Islam.

I also believe they, like me, are deeply hurt and disappointed to see dawah personalities ,that they grew up with or helped them with some difficult question at the back of their mind, arguing with and smearing each other in such a pathetic manner.

Really, if young teen Muslims online can see the folly in the infighting then so can the dawah carriers. And if they can't, let them move on and let's have some worthy folk saddle up and take the lead.

Just a reminder, if you're a debater or public speaker you work for the benefit of Islam - not yourself. If you don't want to play by those rules, then you know where the door is...

(Please do think about your article, if you remove yours (up to you - I hope you put pride aside) I will remove this article as a good will gesture - please also note I hope the style I wrote in demonstrates to you how it feels like to be on the end of stinging comments - it's not nice - it's even worse when your don't hide being anonymity and have a load of innuendos and malice thrown your way)

Proving you can have your cake and eat it; I'm off to eat my cake!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Response: Son hits his mother on national TV - إبن يضرب والدته على الهواء

A son kicks his mother live on Arabic TV, it becomes viral and some Islamophobes use it to attack Islam by claiming this is how Muslims treat women. It's all opportunistic malice on the part of the Islamophobes.

The TV program seems to be unworthy and an imitation of your average Jeremy Kyle or Jerry Springer show. What is the point of taking family disputes on to TV? Are people so dumbed-down nowadays to consume trashy TV?

Anyways, to the Islamophobes who are using the actions of an angry teen (whom I'd imagine regrets his actions) to attack Islam with, what if somebody turned on Jerry Springer and used the arguments/fights on there to attack Christianity? Would you consider that to be fair? No. So why the double standards when discussing Islam? This incident is an aberration in Muslim countries - this is one of the reasons why it went viral - it's something shocking.

To the Islamophobes who want to learn something about the treatment of mothers in Islam:

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And We have enjoined on man to be dutiful and kind to his parents. His mother bears him with hardship. And she brings him forth with hardship…” [al-Ahqaaf 46:15]

Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “A man came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, who among the people is most deserving of my good companionship?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ The man asked, ‘Then who?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, then who?’ He said, ‘Your mother.’ He asked, ‘Then who?’ He said, ‘Your father.’”

Learn about Islam:

Son hits his mother on national TV - إبن يضرب أمه على الهواء
 يضرب أمه عبر برنامج تلفزيوني Son attacks his mother -
   إبن يهجم على أمه

Mufti Ismail Menk Quote

Afghan Child Brides: An Understanding

It really annoys me when we see Americans blogging and vlogging about child brides in Afghanistan or anywhere else without even trying to contextualise. It gets worse when you observe some of them even using such marriages to attack Islam and insult Muslims with.

So what's the reason behind what's going on in Afghanistan? It seems the situation is similar to the one in Yemen which we discussed here. The reason being poverty!

Prepubescent sex is not allowed in Islam. To learn a bit about why prepubescent sex and abuse can take place in rural Afghanistan and rural Yemen please see this post about Yemeni child brides where an Islamophobe was wrongly blaming Islam for the problem in Yemen:

Learn about Islam: