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Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Signs of a Taghut

By: Abu Adnan Mohamad

As we explore the journey of mankind from the time of Ādam to our current times, we find a constant struggle between Satan and his allies against the bearers of Haqq. Throughout this conflict, the Haqq may triumph over falsehood, whilst at other times, falsehood may overshadow the Haqq. Over the arduous course of this journey, Allāh (subhānahu wata’āla), through His Might and Mercy did not leave the seekers of Haqq in darkness. He sent to the believers clear guiding verses in order for them to distinguish between truth and falsehood, and to repel the forces of oppression - The Tāghūt. The Tāghūt exists in a myriad of forms, including the kings, rulers and oppressive governments of our current times.

Indeed, Allāh (subhānahu wata’āla) says in the Qur’ān:

“And indeed We have put forth every kind of example in this Qur'ān, for mankind...”(al-Kahf 18:54)

Amongst the most vital and relevant lessons we learn from the Qur’ān, and that is applicable to us today, is the concept of oppression and the characteristics of an oppressor. Allāh (subhānahu wata’āla) describes in a multiple number of ayāt, the characteristics of the oppressors, and the methods they use to oppress the masses. One of the main stories mentioned in the Qur’an in over 27 chapters, and in over 70 different places is the story of Mūsa and Fir’awn.

We need to understand that the wisdom behind this is not to simply learn about the personality of Fir’awn from a historical perspective. Rather, this story describes in detail the characteristics of the oppressors, so we may take heed and use this as a criterion for how we analyse the world we live in today.

The Qur’ān teaches us that oppression is not a trait that only confines itself to one person or to a certain era in the history of mankind. It is a mistake to single out Fir’awn as the ultimate oppressor, so after him there is no Fir’awn, and no one can reach his level of oppression and injustice. Indeed, the Ummah of Muhammad (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) also had its own Fir’awn. The Prophet (sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam) said about Abu Jahl that he was the Fir’awn of this nation. Therefore, in every era throughout the history of mankind, there will be a Fir’awn, and there will be someone who will embody the characteristics of Fir’awn.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Democracy or Demon-Crazy

"Democracy, in the guise of people empowerment has brought countless miseries with itself and has inflicted upon a common man worst kind of terrorism and oppression ever. Yet the mind control process and Psychological entrepreneurship has been such that the whole world recognizes Democracy as a saviour."
By: Mehdi Siddique

The people of Athens didn’t know that the concept they were using those days to decide upon the warfare issues would one day sweep away the whole world in such a dramatic manner that its echoes would be heard from all corners of the globe.
Democracy, something which began in Athens some 2,500 years ago as an experiment has today engulfed the whole world in such a mesmerizing way that anyone seeing opposing it is branded as an extremist or a terrorist. For every problem, we are told lies a democratic solution, for every tribe, for every civilization the mantra of ‘democracy’ hold good! An idea, which is marketed more than apple iphones, a theory which is taught more than the relativity and a set-up which is today dominant over all setups.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The delusion of International Women's Day

The Feminist Revolution and The Last Age
By: Imran Hosein
The Qur’an likened the creation of the male and the female to that of the ‘night’ and the ‘day’, implying that they complement each other “… like twin-halves of a whole.” But they are also functionally different; hence a successful and harmonious male-female relationship requires that the ‘day’ (i.e. the male) must function as ‘day’ and not try to become ‘night’, and similarly the ‘night’ (i.e., woman) must function as ‘night’ (which covers and conceals) and not try to become ‘day’. Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) ordered, “. . when a girl reaches the age of puberty nothing must be seen of her body except this and this (he pointed to the face and hands).” And so Muslim women have always covered themselves in Hijab—concealing arms, legs, bellies, head, hair, etc., in loose-fitting clothing.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Today We Are All Seditious!

In solidarity with the Kashmiris in their freedom struggle, the people of the world who are engaged in similar movements, or have gone through the experience, stand shoulder to shoulder with them, Shahid R. Sidiqi has his take
When Mohandas Gandhi, the god-father of India who will be revered as the leading light of its freedom movement by the present and future generations of Indians, was arrested by the British colonialists for his role in exhorting the people to rise against the British rulers and charged with sedition in 1922 in Ahmadabad, he pleaded guilty. He told the judge: “I have no desire whatsoever to conceal from this court that to preach disaffection towards the existing system of government has become almost a passion with me…”. “Sedition”, said Gandhi, “in law is a deliberate crime” but it “appears to me to be the highest duty of the citizen”.
How ironic that in a country that is enjoying freedom won for it by such people as Gandhi, who called sedition ‘his duty’ in the struggle to throw out the foreign occupiers of his land, there are people who level charges of sedition against Kashmiris who refuse to be coerced into calling themselves Indians and demand ‘Azadi’ (freedom) from India which had forcibly occupied Kashmir in cahoots with the departing British Viceroy and later annexed it into the Indian Union against the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
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