Thursday, 24 July 2014

Muslim Condemns Attack on Israeli Footballers

As a Muslim, I condemn this attack on Israeli footballers. We must remember, these footballers are just that, football players. They are not the ones who are killing Palestinian children.

You can't label all Israelis as murderers of Palestinian children. You can't attack innocent citizens of Israel just because it's government is murdering and terrorizing Palestinians. Many Israelis oppose the Israeli governments war crimes - many of which are orthodox Jews.

Israeli footballers attacked as anti-Semitic violence increases

Israeli football team Maccabi Haifa's pre-season friendly against French side Lille was stopped after pro-Palestinian protesters entered the pitch and attacked Israeli players.

Supporters, reportedly of Turkish origin, attacked the Maccabi players towards the end of the game, taking place in Austria.

It was reported that the Maccabi players were unhurt following the ugly clashes, although some players did retaliate. (read more: http://news.uk.msn.com/in-pictures/israeli-footballers-attacked-as-anti-semitic-violence-increases)

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
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Muslim Scholars Condemn ISIS on Mosul Christian Expulsions

Islamic scholars condemn expulsion of Iraq's 'Christian brothers'

DOHA (Reuters) - An influential group of Islamic scholars has denounced the forced expulsion of Christians from northern Iraq by Islamist hardliners, saying it paves the way for fighting between the country's ethnic and religious groups.

The Christian community of Mosul fled to the Kurdish autonomous region last week, ending a presence stretching back nearly 2,000 years, after Islamic State militants set them a deadline to submit to their rule or leave

"The International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) condemns the forced expulsion of the Christian brothers of Iraq from their homes, cities and provinces," the group said in a statement posted on the website of its leader, the influential cleric Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi on Tuesday.
"These are acts that violate Islamic laws, Islamic conscience and leave but a negative image of Islam and Muslims."

The IUMS, comprising senior Sunni religious scholars from around the world with links to more moderate factions of the Muslim Brotherhood, views the Islamic State, which has taken control of a swathe of northern Iraq, as being too extreme and says its doctrine contradicts the true teachings of Islam.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/islamic-scholars-condemn-expulsion-iraqs-christian-brothers-120656878.html

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Concept of Dhimmi explained by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf

Hamza Yusuf on Dhimmitude

What is dhimmi?

Hamza Yusuf points out that the Dhimmi system is not a negative thing. He gave the example of the Gulf War (1) where the US protected Kuwait at a COST - protection money. Hamza Yusuf states protection is not free and the Islamic dhimmi system is much cheaper than what America charged.

Hamza Yusuf gave a historically documented case of Muslims returning the Jizya because the Muslims were unable to protect the Christians and Jews of that area. Muslims weren't squeezing people for every drop - it was a case of pay if you had the capacity. Old people who couldn't pay were exempt.

A state of humiliation?

 Hamza Yusuf touches on the translation of Quran 9:29 and the tafsirs. Hamza Yusuf finds it dangerous to say 'in a state of humiliation', he seems to disagree with this view. He highlights that there is a big debate over what the word 'Saaghir' means. Hamza Yusuf suggests we can look at it as 'a minority' rather than 'a state of humiliation'.

What does Dhimma mean?

Hamza Yusuf teaches us it means 'responsibility'. He also states it's the Muslims' responsibility to defend the dhimmis and their places of worship. Hamza Yusuf reminds us of the Islamic teaching of not harming the dhimmi (people in the Muslim world should be reminded of this).

Hamz aYusuf is honest, he doesn't whitewash anything and does touch on the misbehaviour of Muslims in history.

Hamza Yusuf offers an important point so we can have a realistic view of Muslim history; in Egypt it took 300 years before the Muslims reached 50% of the population, it Syria it took 500 years. Hamza Yusuf sees the existence of minorities in Muslim lands as a source of pride as it shows Muslims defended their minorities.

An article on Jizya
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/jizya-is-not-scary-jizyah.html

An article on Dhimmis:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2011/05/islam-on-dhimmis-what-they-dont-want.html


AlShabaab and Alqaeda, why they commit terrorism - Asghar Bukhari

Muslims against terrorism

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
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Email: yahyasnow@yahoo.co.uk

Hamza Yusuf's message to all Muslims

Admin: A message from Zaytuna College President, Hamza Yusuf

"The onus is on us as a community to really put forward a different face for our religion, for our community, and for our Lord, and for our Prophet, peace be upon him, because it's really unacceptable that a religion with all of this beauty should be painted with such ugly strokes. So we're really here trying to paint a beautiful picture of our faith in action."

From the FaceBook page of Imam Zaid Shakir

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
Email: yahyasnow@yahoo.co.uk

Belgian Muslim Woman is Heroic!

 
Veronique Cools, a 25-year-old Belgian convert to Islam, has has helped over 1,000 people who have accepted Islam in the past 8 years.

Cools, who accepted Islam herself at a very young age after being influenced by her Muslim friends and researching into the religion, turned her home into an Islamic center for Belgian Muslims seeking to learn more about their religion.

Saying that she herself had to overcome many prejudices when looking into Islam, Cools then successfully helped her family overcome them too. Now her close family are also Muslims.
'Prejudices stem from not being introduced to real Islam properly,' she said as she was preparing iftar food packets for visiting Muslims to break their Ramadan fasts. 'As Muslims we need to explain ourselves to society a lot better.'

The center now has more than 1,000 members, most of them Belgian women, and is open for all of Belgium's 50,000 Muslims

From: http://revert2islamtoday.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/revert-women-helps-1000-belgians-to.html?m=1

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
Email: yahyasnow@yahoo.co.uk

Porn Searches in Muslim Countries Decrease in Ramadan

Ramadan is truly a blessed month.

This article is taken from Sulayman's Stories

I’ve been playing with the Google Trends feature, and there’s a huge fall in porn-related searches compared to last month. I pulled up several countries to compare over the past 90 days. Each graph shows the relative number of Google searches for a topic compared to their peak search popularity from the last 3 months. Based on this data, searches for “Sex” or “porn” fell by half on the first of Ramadan and stay lower than other months. That sudden dip on each graph is dated June 29 of this year.

Here’s Egypt:


Here’s Pakistan:



Here’s Bangladesh:


Here’s UAE:


Here’s all the above countries overlaid together:


I see the data slowly creeping back up. We still have the last 10 days, so let’s remember the lessons of Surah Al-Asr and help one another avoid bad deeds this blessed month.

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Pakistani anti-porn warrior

Pakistani porn stats and Islamophobes

Muslims against porn

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
Email: yahyasnow@yahoo.co.uk

Grammar in Quran - Changing of Tenses

A common theme in the Qur'an is the consistent change of tense in the structure of a Surah. Allah (subḥānahu wa ta'āla) will begin a verse in third-person and shortly after the proceeding verses will narrate from the first-person.

When the average English speaking individual reads a translation of the Book of Allah this sudden shift in narrative is seen as grammatically incorrect, which often makes them question the Divine Speech of Allah (subḥānahu wa ta'āla) and consider it... flawed with grammatical errors.

In this special Ramadan series episode of the Tafsir of Surat al-Fātiĥah Shaykh Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses the eloquence of the verse 'Īyāka Na`budu Wa 'Īyāka Nasta`īn, and clarifies the misunderstanding of applying the grammatical rules of English to the Divine Speech of Allah (subḥānahu wa ta'āla) written in Arabic.

Learn and benefit from this great series and transform your prayer so that it's never the same again, in sha Allah!

Link to video >>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3H3je-Ezik
~ [YQ Admin]

 


Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Muslims in Ireland - AntiMuslim Abuse


An informative report by Dr James Carr on racism and bigotry against Muslims in Ireland has been published by the University of Limerick. Based on a survey of Irish Muslims on their experiences of anti-Muslim hostility, complemented by one-to-one interviews and focus group discussions, the report found that 36% of respondents felt they had been targeted on the basis of being identified as Muslim.

Dr Carr writes: “The manner in which this hostility manifested varied. Participants reported experiencing physical assaults (22%) ranging from being struck, having hijabs forcibly removed, to being pushed, spat at; some reported being threatened or harassed (20%). A white Irish male revert to Islam recalls his experiences of physical forms of abuse: ‘I have been pushed and have had people spit in my face, for being Muslim’. Fewer participants (14%) indicated that they had property damaged. Those who detailed how this manifested referred to tyres being slashed, having eggs thrown at their home inter alia.”

The survey found that women, who were more easily identified as Muslim because of their dress, experienced higher levels of anti-Muslim hostility (44%) and discrimination (40%) than men (28% and 22% respectively). Women interviewees also reported their frustration at being subjected to anti-Muslim stereotyping and regarded condescendingly as passive victims of male oppression.

Dr Carr adds: “The discourse of oppressed Muslim women also serves to ‘legitimise’ the deployment of ‘liberation tactics’ by those would be ‘liberators’ of the oppressed. The impact these ‘tactics’ have on the Muslim female participants in this study includes shock, depression, feelings of fear and vulnerability. Jada explains how she was told to ‘take that thing rag off your head you you’re too good looking for that’ by a patient in the hospital she works in.”

Taken from: http://www.loonwatch.com/2014/07/revealing-report-on-anti-muslim-racism-in-ireland/

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

What to do on Laylatul Qadr

 
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Muslim Imam Fixing Flat Tire

Imam Zaid Shakir fixing a flat tire. Taken from his FB page

https://www.facebook.com/imamzaidshakir?fref=nf


Orthodox Jews protest against Zionism



Orthodox Jews offering their views on Israel amongst other matters. They don't support Israel and Zionism!

An interesting side note is that orthodox Jews seem to have been protesting against immodest dress too - where's the right wing media to report this?

The truth is, Jews share many values with Muslims. Orthodox Jews should speak up more when Muslims are being attacked by right-wingers. If they don't, it may be the orthodox Jews that the right-winger go after next.


Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

Muslim Response to Israeli Professor's Rape Comments

One can imagine the anti-Muslim propaganda right-wing Islamophobes would churn out if a misguided Muslims was openly discussing the idea of using rape to deter Israeli/American attacks.

Well, it's an Israeli professor who is talking about the use of rape to deter attacks. Guess the right-wing media will not be reporting the comments by professor Mordechai Kedar all that much.

A few points on the sick rape comments by the Israeli professor, Mordechai Kedar:

1. Rape is a crime and a sin. It's a form of oppression. The Israeli professor, Mordechai Kedar,  would do well to look into the teachings of Muslim scholars on rape:

Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Imam Suhain Webb on rape and rapists

2. Why does this professor even entertain the idea of committing crimes (rapes) against INNOCENT women - being related to a terrorist or a Hamas memer does not make somebody guilty and punishable by rape.

3. Who does Professor Mordechai Kedar suggest carries out these rapes? The IDF? Him?

4. Just because this one Israeli (Mordechai Kedar) has spoken in such a distasteful manner, it does not mean all Israelis agree with this man. Let's not be like the crazy Islamophobes who latch onto the ramblings of an isolated and misguided Muslim for purposes of propaganda against ALL Muslims.

5. Rather than talking about how to punish terrorists or deter them why not talk about what is actually aggravating them so much. What is Israel doing to piss these people off to such an extent? How about Israel stops taking their land, lifts the siege on them and stops killing their kids and other family members. I'd think that would reduce terrorism much more than rape would!!!

Israeli Professor: Rape Hamas Militants' Mothers and Sisters to Deter Terrorist Attacks

An Israeli academic has claimed that raping wives and mothers of Palestinian Hamas militants is the only thing that could deter further terrorist attacks.

The remarks by renowned Middle East scholar Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University were made three weeks ago after the grim discovery of the bodies of the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, but the recording was published online (in Hebrew) on Monday.

"The only thing that could deter a suicide bomber is knowing that if caught, his sister or his mother would be raped," said Kedar on Israel Radio Bet

"It sounds very bad, but that's the Middle East," he continued. "You have to understand the culture in which we live. The only thing that deters [Hamas leaders] is a threat to the connection between their heads and their shoulders."

To the shocked radio presenter who said that "we cannot take such steps, of course", Kedar replied:
"I'm not talking about what we should or shouldn't do. I'm talking about the facts. The only thing that deters a suicide bomber is the knowledge that if he pulls the trigger or blows himself up, his sister will be raped. That's all. That's the only thing that will bring him back home, in order to preserve his sister's honor."

Kedar served for 25 years in the military intelligence, where he specialised in Islamic groups. He is currently a researcher at the right-wing Begin-Sadat Centre for Strategic Studies of Bar Ilan but previously worked for a shadowy organisation, the Israel Academia Monitor, which fights left-leaning academic professors.

Kedar's words triggered an angered reaction among feminist activists in Israel, who sent a letter to the University president Rabbi Prof. Daniel Hershkowitz in which they condemn Kedar's "words of incitement that grant legitimacy to Israel Defense Forces soldiers and Israeli civilians to commit rape, and endanger both Israeli and Palestinian women.

"Kedar's words echo expressions that treat rape as a remedial practice, although it is a war crime." [From: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/israeli-professor-rape-hamas-militiants-mothers-sisters-deter-terrorist-attacks-1457836]

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com

Christians, why it's good to be a 'Slave of Allah'

Nowadays, shallow Christian apologists present arguments against the Muslim title of  'slave of Allah'. They think the title is not grand. They think there's something better than this. They are mistaken due to their misunderstanding of the title.

For Muslims the title of 'slave of Allah' is an honour. We love it. We want to be good slaves of Allah. Mufti Islam Menk explains this title. An important short clip for Muslims and Christians.

Title 'slave of Allah' explained by Mufti Ismail Menk



Clip from the lecture: Qualities Of A True Worshipper Mufti Ismail Menk  

Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
 
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Muslim Response to Israel

#ArtMonday4palestine Sr. Eman shares a powerful piece
 

Muslim Condemns Sick Imam Who Raped a Girl in Mosque

Muslim condemns sex crime and hate


Sexually perverted people belong to all religions. Islam is no different. Sadly for Muslims, when a sick Muslim commits a sexual crime it's used as a propaganda tool to attack all Muslims and even Islam by right-wing Islamophobes.


That's exactly what's happening with the story of a sick imam in Afghanistan who brutally raped a 10 year old girl in a mosque. Notice the parallels between this account and the accounts of Christian priests and pastors who commit similar sexual crimes on young girls and boys. The difference is, the sick sexual crimes by the Christian leaders are, on the whole, not used as propaganda pieces to attack all Christians and Christianity. This is not the case when a Muslim commits similar sick acts:
Kunduz, Afghanistan:  It was bad enough that the alleged rape took place in the sanctity of a mosque and that the accused man was a mullah who invoked the familiar defense that it had been consensual sex.

But the victim was only 10 years old. And there was more: The authorities said her family members openly planned to carry out an honor killing in the case - against the young girl. The mullah offered to marry his victim instead.


As a Muslim I condemn the sick sexual crime committed by this imam regardless of where it took place. However the corruption is even more apparent as he committed his crime in a mosque according to the report.

As a Muslim I pray that this girl makes a full recovery and is protected from further harm. Ameen.

We have already seen Islam does not allow rape as per the comments of famous Muslim scholars.

The worry for this Afghan rape victim is that of honor killing now:

Honor killings in rape cases are common in Afghanistan, and are often more important to the victim's family than vengeance against the attacker. Human rights groups say about 150 honor killings a year come to light, and many more probably go unreported.

Honor killing is another backward practice which learned Muslims have condemned. It's something that is not allowed in Islam as seen in this video featuring Sheikh Hamza Yusuf and Dr Bilal Philips.

All in all, reports of crimes such as these should never be misused for purposes of an anti-Muslim campaign. The ignorant crimes of a Muslim in Afghanistan or wherever is not synonymous with Islam and is not representative of the Muslim global community. Just like the sexual crimes of Christian priests and pastors are not reflective of Christianity and/or other Christians.

Pam Geller's lies about Islam re Honor Killings


Christians having dreams and converting to Islam:
http://thefactsaboutislam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/christians-are-having-dreams-and.html

Invitation to Islam 

Do you know Muslims believe in Jesus (p)?

Jesus taught people to do the Will of God (according to Mark 3:35) in order to become his brothers, mothers or sisters. A Muslim means one who submits to the Will of God. Do you want to become a brother/sister of Jesus? If yes, become a Muslim.

Learn about Islam:
http://www.thedeenshow.com
Email: yahyasnow@yahoo.co.uk

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Malcolm X, Gandhi, Mandela and Einstein on Israel...

 
Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela, Albert Einstein and Mahatma Gandhi on Israel