Nusrah: Is it sought or is it formed?

In recent days there has been much discussion about the subject of seeking the Nusrah and especially after the revolutions that have become known as the Arab Spring in general and the revolution in the lands of Ash-Shaam specifically.

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General Sisi Funded by America Terrorises Egyptians and Works to Restore Mubarak's Regime

Date Created: 2013-08-18

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم On August 14, 2013 the world watched in horror as the Egyptian army commanded by General Sisi mercilessly slaughtered, bludgeoned and bulldozed protestors with indiscriminate force in Cairo.

Radical Peter King launches another salvo against Islam and Muslims!!

Date Created: 2013-05-11

What the congressional hearings showed was that some in the White House would like to sustain the war on Islam and Muslims by drumming up more fear and anxiety toward Islam and Muslims. As one congresswoman pointed out, the “experts” failed to define what is radicalism and who is a radical Muslim. Instead, witnesses clustered radicalization into one convenient category of any Muslim who does not bend over backward to show his/her undivided loyalty and trust of the FBI and government or...

The Deception of the Western Economic System

Date Created: 2013-03-19

Things are often not quite as they seem in the in West. When they talk about the liberation of nations they actually mean the imposing of colonialist occupation. When they talk about women's rights they actually mean empowerment of exploitation of women's femininity.

Q&A: What is the current status of the global economic crisis?

Date Created: 2013-03-01

Question:  Where does the global economic crisis currently stand, which began in the USA and engulfed Europe and then the world?

The Justice of Islamic Law

Date Created: 2013-02-28

 The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled recently in favor of upholding a Quebec law which states that there is no support for common law partners upon separation. The ruling came as a result of a vote between 9 judges, with 5 in favor of upholding the rule and 4 against.

Concepts
Q&A: Is there Shubhat Daleel (semblance of evidence) for the view that Khilafah is not the solution?

Date Created: 2013-08-23

Question: Is the issue of the Khilafah a Tawqeefi (A matter that the Shari’ah has decreed decisively without differing in regards to it) matter? And is the action of a Sahaabah a Shar’iy (legislative) matter?

Q&A: Extent of State Involvement in Economics and Taxes

Date Created: 2013-08-02

As-Salaamu Alaikum to our honourable Sheikh may Allah keep you safe and sound. I want to know the extent of the involvement of the Islamic State's authority in economics as a whole and then the extent of its authority in the enforcement of taxes (Daraa'ib). How are taxes regulated in general according to the Fiqhi understanding?

Accounting the self (Muhaasabat An-Nafs)

Date Created: 2013-06-13

Accounting the self (Muhaasabat An-Nafs) according to the Tafseer of the Qur'aan, the Sunnah of the Prophet and statements of the Predecessors and Scholars

What are the rights and responsibilities of Christians within the Islamic State?

Date Created: 2013-06-13

Q&A: Does the word Bay'ah have a shar'ii meaning?

Date Created: 2013-06-13

The term "Al-Bay'ah" mentioned in the hadith means 'the contract between the Khaleefah and the Ummah'. Is the term "al-Bay'ah" a linguistic meaning (Haqeeqah) or a divine (Shar'ii) meaning?

News Watch
Libya PM Zeidan's brief kidnap was 'attempted coup'

Date Created: 2013-10-19

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has said his brief kidnap this week was an "attempted coup", blaming his political opponents for the attack. In a TV address to the nation, he said an unnamed political party in the congress was behind the abduction.

Maltreatment of Muslim Prisoners in The U.S.

Date Created: 2013-10-19

The arrest and conviction of Muslims on flimsy conspiracy charges often instigated by FBI informants reveals spreading corruption in the American legal system. "After 9/11/2001 the Bush/Obama administrations have constructed an American Police State using Arabs and Muslims as their pretexts and scapegoats," says Francis Boyle, distinguished international legal authority and professor of law at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. "It is reminiscent of the Nazi government's...

Mosque and school spark new feud between Turkey and Greece

Date Created: 2013-10-19

AFP, Athens Greece and Turkey, which share a history marred by bitter territorial disputes and Christian-Muslim feuds, are at loggerheads once again over religion. The latest row erupted after Greece flatly rejected the idea of reviving two Muslim mosques in Athens in return for the reopening of an Orthodox clergy school in Turkey.

From Egypt, the message is ‘Obama, keep your aid’

Date Created: 2013-10-19

Reuters, Cairo A U.S. decision to curtail military and economic aid to Egypt to promote democracy may ultimately backfire, pushing Cairo to seek assistance elsewhere and giving Washington less leverage to stabilize a country in the heart of the Middle East.

Ethiopian Government Choking Muslim Unrest

Date Created: 2013-10-19

Addis Ababa — The refusal by the Ethiopian government to redress grievances harboured by the Muslim community here, which comprises about 34 percent of the country's 91 million people makes this Horn of African nation vulnerable to extremism. "If legitimate grievances are not met there is a risk that extremist violent elements will exploit those grievances to further their own aim," Mehari Taddele Maru, head of the African Conflict Prevention Programme at the Pretoria-based Institute for...

Politics
Q&A: Reality of Iran in relation to US Policy

Date Created: 2013-08-30

Question: What is the reality of Iran in relation to U.S. policy? In other words, does Iran follow its own project in the region, independent from America? Can we say that Iran has a message to spread in the region, namely the Jaafari Madhab? Finally, what is America's actual position towards Iranian nuclear weapons?

Obama and the US: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

Date Created: 2013-06-14

The speech of President Barak Obama at the National Defense University may 23rd 2013 heralded the much anticipated change in American foreign policy. This change has been anticipated by many astute analysts and politicians for nearly two years. In his speech president Barak Obama focused upon the war on terror he stated: "What is clear is that we quickly drove al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, but then shifted our focus and began a new war in Iraq. And this carried significant consequences for our...

Arab Spring Two Years Later

Date Created: 2013-05-11

The Arab spring that started in January 2011 led to multiple uprisings that brought the brutal rule of Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Ben Ali of Tunisia and Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi’s to an end. For the moment Basher al-Assad continues to cling to power. Elections have taken place in a number of countries and in all of them the Islamic parties gained significantly, whilst the secularists performed miserably. Two years since the Arab spring began the Islamic parties still face significant hurdles in...

Syria’s Military Capability

Date Created: 2013-05-11

The security of a nation is essential for the survival of any country. A strategic doctrine, establishing ground forces, an air force, a navy, developing an industrial base to equip the officer corps and deploying them in various theaters are some of the basic duties of a nation’s military. Syria, like much of the Muslim countries, has a military that has for long propped up the al-Assad regimes, which is playing a key role in stemming the current uprising. Understanding the capabilities of...

The Qatar Deception

Date Created: 2013-05-11

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani’s visit to the Gaza strip on Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, made international headlines as the first time in years any foreign head of state has visited the impoverished coastal strip.1 Sheikh Hamad flew to Egypt and crossed the border into Gaza and spent 6 hours there. Some believed the move will break the blockade that has been in force since Hamas took power in 2007. However the question arises as to why Qatar, a tiny island in the Persian Gulf that doesn’t...