Archive for March, 2010

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An Abuse Against an Ummah: Aafia Siddiqui Forced to Walk over the Qur’an

March 30, 2010

By Saiful Islam

Unlike the press release reproduced below, I have ommitted “naked” in the title to maintain the honour of my beloved sister.  On the one hand my heart is physically in pain and does not permit me to reiterate what our beloved sister has gone through.  On the other hand I feel obligated to assist in the revealing the acts of the true enemies of Islam.

Our dearest sister was forcefully stripped and made to walk over the Qur’an in what amounts to not only an abuse against Aafia, but an abuse against Allah, His MessengerSall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, the Companions and the entirety of the Muslim Ummah.

May Allah guide those who attempt to destroy Islam and if guidance is not ordained for them, May Allah destroy them, May Allah punish those who abused my sister, Aafia.

Ameen.

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Govt. Funded Islamic Organisations and the Sufi Connection (Part 2 of 2)

March 24, 2010

By CoolnessofHind

It is not difficult to identify the organisations which are heavily backed and funded by the government who support traditional Sufis as well as those who subtly but most certainly have more than a hint of modernist, reformationist tendencies.

Music, History and the Agenda Against Islam

Just as the great Sufi, the proof of Islam, Imam Ghazali Rahimahullah has been abused in the context of music and made out be a hip hop-loving music freak, the Sufi scholars of today are being greatly used and abused to fit a global agenda to render Islam into an empty set of rituals.

It is interesting to note on the point of music how Benard attributes prohibition of music to the fundamentalists and the permissibility to the modernists (p.52).  By her argument, the great scholars such as Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Malik, Imam Shafi’i, Imam Ahmad bin Hambal, Imam al-Muhaditheen Ibn Hajjar al-Asqalani, Ibn Hajjar al-Haytami, Imam Nawawi, Imam Rafi, Imam Ibn Qudama, Ibn al-Jawi, Ibn Rajab al-Hambali, Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Qayyim, not mentioning the countless Sahabah, and those who came after them, and the thousands of scholars who have censured music to this day are fundamentlists. If they are fundamentalists, then indeed any Muslim would proudly proclaim their fundamentalism.

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Govt. Funded Islamic Organisations and the Sufi Connection (Part 1 of 2)

March 22, 2010

By CoolnessofHind

Two points:

1. The more perceptive amongst the Muslims may have noticed the distinct rise in government-funded organisations which promote music, free-mixing, hip-hop and dancing.  Within these events “debates” about identity, extremism etc. are conducted with an often biased chair-person coming to an apologetic conclusion.

2. It is interesting to note that nearly all if not all of the government funded “Islamic” organisations utilise and promote Sufi scholars.

These two points are interconnected.  With regards to the first point, often blatantly impermissible actions are often perpetrated at these events.  So how do these organisations deceive the masses into believing that the Haram, or doubtful is Halal and perfectly fine?  There are numerous mechanisms employed.  The first is that of confusion, and this has been dealt with previously in another article on a different but connected topic. Simply, it is to repeatedly rehash and reiterate the over-boiled claim that there is mass-confusion on a “controversial” topic; say for example, music.  The impermissibility of it is not clear-cut, it is claimed.  These set of premises are inherently flawed given that in most cases there is no mass-confusion and a huge difference of opinion.  However, it somehow automatically, without substantive proof, spontaneously and clandestinely becomes permissible.  The permissibility is demonstrated by having performances which are tantamount to acceptance of the act.  The two opposing opinions are not reconciled in anyway, and the unwary become content in the knowledge that “it’s not clear-cut”.  And so upon the slippery slope the unwary head towards ever-greater laxity in the Deen and therefore sin.

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The Rahma (Mercy) of Allah

March 19, 2010

By Saiful Islam

The Greatness of Allah Almighty cannot be explained in words. When sinful people like us repeatedly disobey Him, commit the worst sins imaginable, where man would never forgive, Allah Almighty is most forgiving – provided we sincerely repent.  To demonstrate this the ProphetSall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamnarrated the following beautiful Hadith:

“When a servant commits a sin and then says “O my Lord, I have committed a sin, so forgive it, then his Lord says to him: ‘My servant knows that he has got a Lord who forgives and takes to task.  I have forgiven My servant’.  Then, after as much time as Allah had willed, elapsed, he commits another sin.  He then says: ‘My Lord I have sinned, forgive me.’  His Lord says: ‘my servant knows that he has a Lord who forgives sins and who takes to task for them. I have forgiven My servant’.  Then he commits another sin.  He say: “My Lord, I have committed another sin, forgive it’.  He then says: ‘My servant knows that he has a Lord Who forgives sins and Who takes to task.  I have forgiven My servant.  Let him do whatever he wants’.”

(Bukhari and Muslim)

My Allah Almighty forgive us.

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Who are Campusalam?

March 13, 2010

By CoolnessofHind

A few people have personally emailed me about our views on a fairly new organisation which, from what I have heard, are of late quite aggressively thrusting themselves into Islamic Societies – and encouraging them to publicise their events.

The organisation is Campusalam.  From the little research I have done the following is what I have found:

Camapuslam is the brainwork of the Lokahi Foundation.  I reserve my opinion on Campusalam, however I’ll let the facts speak for themselves.  Below are extracts from Hansard which is a public record of discussions between MPs in the House of Paliament.

The Lokahi and Campusalam names have appeared in numerous House of Commons debates in the context of the Preventing Violent Extremism agenda.  It is recorded in Hansard that it was questioned how much Campussalam and Lokahi are recieving in funding to which the answer was initially that  it is too difficult to find out.

Campussalam was specifically set under the counter extremism initiative – the following passage from Hansard is quite illuminating:

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Where is the Haya at Charity Events?

March 8, 2010

By Saiful Islam

I was at recent fund raising event where there were numerous stalls and “nasheed artists” on display to entice the hoards of Muslims into teasing the dunya from their pockets.  A noble cause.  No doubt about that.  However let me describe to you my brief encounter with this noble-intentioned event before I made my quick exit:

There was free-mixing on a mass scale.  Music and I mean the type of music which is virtually indistinguishable from the Western songs was loudly being played.  Brothers and sisters were doing acts which completely baffled me: the guys were dancing like idiots around the sisters while the sisters were giggling like 2 year olds.  I saw sisters with clown-like makeup on, a scarf wrapped their head and tight jeans walking around with buckets.  Other sisters were wearing jilbabs with see-through arms.  The entire setting was an orgy of mass disobedience to the commands of Allah (SWT) and His MessengerSall-Allahu alayhi wa sallamand eye-candy for those who are stirred on by their desires.  I didn’t even bother heading to the nasheed area where singers and performers were engaged in various poses in front of a mix gender audience.

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