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Advises From The Quran.

When you voice an opinion, be just, even if it is against a relative. (6/152)

If you do not have complete knowledge about anything, better not say anything. You might think that speaking about something without full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave consequences. (24:15-16)

When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favorable view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter. Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and truthful evidence. (24:12-13)

Do not follow blindly any information of which you have no direct knowledge. (Using your faculties of perception and conception) you must verify it for yourself. In the Court of your Lord, you will be held accountable for your hearing, sight, and the faculty of reasoning. (17:36)

(Interpretations of meaning)

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Today, almost all the Muslims say, we want Sharia (the Islamic Law). But, when we look at it, we find that what people are looking for isn’t really Sharia. Meaning, if you ask them, “What is your definition of sharia, why are you asking for sharia?” They say: “Because, we want them to cut the hands of the ones who steals, & to kill the killer & to stone the adulterer“. And then they would say, “this certain country or that place is applying Sharia, because they would cut the hands of the one who would steal & they would kill the killer“. Same is with the non Muslims, the minute they hear the world Sharia, they say, ‘oh they cut hands, oppress women & stone the adulterer’. And this is because of the media telling us day & night that Muslims did this & that, under Sharia Law. And as Hitler said: “Repeat a lie & eventually they will believe it.”

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But, Is That Sharia? Is That All What Sharia Is About?

The answer is No! This is not Sharia, this is only part of a section of the Islamic law. Which is the criminal chord, the criminal law, that’s it!!! In fact, There is no country on earth today which implements the Shari’ah completely, rather they implement man made systems which do not derive from Islam. The systems they rule by are oppressive and unjust, and often permit what Allah (God) has prohibited such as interest, alcohol, prostitution etc.”

Do we think that, Allah has sent all of the Prophets & all of the religions just to cut the hands of the ones who steals & to stone the adulterer & to kill the killer? And then, also, what segment of the society do these people make? The thieves & the killers & the rapists & the adulterers, what proportion do they make? We all are well aware that it’s a minority of the society. So, do you think that, all what Islam does is, deal with these people & the rest of us, we don’t have any law to apply to us? Is that the Islamic law, is that the Sharia? No, That’s not Sharia, it’s only a small part of Sharia.

What Actually Do We Mean, When We Say, We Want Sharia?

The Islamic sharia that we are searching for is based on one important pillar & that is “Justice”. Justice For Everyone. If you are going to court, you will get a fair trial, the judge will treat you justly (even if you are not a Muslim), preserving the rights of others. Justice is an important pillar & then the Sharia is to apply the religion of Allah completely.

Let’s look at the Caliphs of Islam, which are our standard that we look at.

Abu Bakr – The First Caliph – During all the time of Abu Bakr, we don’t know any history, that he has stoned any adulterer. Does that mean that Abu bakr was not applying Sharia? No, it means that this case never showed up in his time. Abu Bakr was busy in applying Sharia, day & night. He was establishing Islam by fighting the oppressors & wrongdoers & establishing a strong Islamic government. He was dealing with this project & was applying the Sharia.

Umar Ibn Khattab – The Second Caliph – In the time of Umar Ibn Khattab, he came & found stability that was left behind from Abu Bakr. The Islamic Khilafah was already stable. He did not have to do anything as it was stabilized by Abu Bakr. Now Umar had to establish the institutions. So he made a treasury, to take care of the salaries of the government employees & the army. And then he established new ways & laws to divide the land among Muslims. And then he started paving the roads & making these infrastructure services for the people. And then he worked on some other projects which were dealing with very important role of Khilafah & that is the issue of Jihad. And he is the one who took care of the Jihad with the oppressive Persian Empire. So, by the time of the third caliph, Uthman Ibn Affan, Islam was spreading all over central Asia.

Uthman Ibn Affan – The Third Caliph – His sharia was that he worked on a very important project & that is, the preservation of Qur’an. And he also worked on spreading towards the East & continuing with the victories towards the North.

Ali Ibn Abi Talib – The Fourth Caliph – At the time of Ali, he had to deal with internal conflicts, which were in the Muslim Ummah. So, Ali devoted his time of caliphate which was four years, to solve this internal conflict that was caused by the assassination of Uthman Ibn Affan. Ali had to deal with that problem for four years.

Muawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyan – And then in the time of Muawiyah, he came to deal with other problems. He was the first one to establish the Islamic Navy.

All of this is the establishment of Sharia. We need to work on these projects , which will serve the Muslims & Non Muslims. The people in the time of Umar & the times of these Caliphs, lived with peace & security. They would travel from east to the west fearing no one but Allah. They would do their business & they would not worry, they would leave their stores open, & go for prayer. Even the Jews would run away from Christian land & go & seek refuge with the Muslims. They ran away from oppressive Europe, from the oppression of Romans & they sought refuge in Spain. And once Spain fell in capital hands, they left Spain & went to Istanbul to be under the watchful eye of the caliph of Banu Uthman. They chose to be right left to the caliph.

This is the establishment of Sharia & this is what we are looking for, it is not an issue of just establishing this one issue of Sharia, which is important obviously – the criminal law – because you cannot have security unless the criminals are put at check. But, Sharia is larger than that. It encompasses everything that is Islamic. Establishment of the religion of Allah.

A Muslim Leader Cannot Do What He Thinks Is Correct.

A very very important thing for the Muslim Leader Is, “Don’t Follow Your Desires”. Our problem now with the Islamic work is that we always deal with others based on our desires. For example, If I have a certain problem with you, I continue with that problem & I try to justify it from an Islamic point of view. But this is not Islam that is instigating my dealing with you, it is my hatred towards you & then I am misusing Islam to fulfill it. This is not acceptable in Islam! We “have to” instigate our actions based on Islam & then we push our desires to follow the direction of the Sharia. Wherever Islam goes, that is where we put our desires. And this is Jihad (struggle) of the Nafs (self). You don’t do things according to what you want, you do things according to what Allah wants. You do it Allah’s way, not your way. This is no doubt a very difficult discipline  but a very important Jihad. The Jihad of your soul, to fight these internal conflicts that are going on in your heart, in order follow the law of Allah & to follow what Allah wants from you even if it against your own self & this is the meaning of the word Islam,“Submitting Your Will To Allah Only“.

~ Anwar Al Awlaki. 

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How Would A Woman Feel If An Army Of Men Come Together, Just To Defend Her?

The Messenger of Allah (salallahu aleyhe wassalam) waged war against Banu Qaynuqa for the sake of one Muslim woman, to defend her. This is what the Messenger of Allah did & this was the way followed by the Khulafa after Him, like al Mu’tasim, the Caliph of Banu Abbas. When a Muslim woman asked for help & said, “Wa Mu’tasima!” (Oh my grief, Mu’tasima!), he replied by sending an army to fight with the super power of his times, the Roman Empire, to defend that one Muslim woman.

Men are the protectors and maintainers of women in Islam. Before marriage, father or brother is responsible for her needs & after marriage the husband. The husband should give his wife the marriage gift and this will be her own property. The wife gets full maintenance from her husband e.g. food, clothing, housing, education, recreation, medication etc. Even if the wife is rich, she need not spend single penny for her husband or family, all these are the responsibilities of her husband. She can go to the court if her husband fails to meet her basic requirements. This tells us how important it is to protect the rights of Muslim women. This is the status of woman in Islam.

Women had the protection of their honor under the Khilafah. Today, we are witnessing a war on Muslim women, whether by so called Muslims or by the disbelievers & the media is helping to wage this war, to bring down the image of our sisters in the eyes of the public & in their own eyes. And this is only because, women would play a strong role in bringing back the Islamic Caliphate, which the west does not want.

What Does The News Channels Show?

 “Islamic brutality against women. The violence against women, fundamental to Islamic teaching.” “Abuse against Muslim wives in America is very prevalent; it’s all over the country.” “The Islamic culture which is based on Islamic Sharia, men are looking for any opportunity to take advantage of women regardless of their feeling.” “We know that Muslim women are brutalized by the Taliban.” “Some international observer warns that an Islamist win could spell a bad news for women’s freedom in Egypt.” “Muslim women are oppressed because they have to cover their bodies.” Bla bla bla…!!!

A recent report in the Guardian stated a 20% increase in Islamophobic attacks since last year. Many incidents are not reported due to mistrust. 54% of the victims that do come forward are female. This is the result of this Islamophobic reportings. They say they are just reporting the truth, but the reality is, no other faith group receives this inaccurate and malicious treatment in the press.

“Repeat a lie & eventually they will believe it.” Adolf Hitler.

“It is only those who do not believe in the signs of Allah, who fabricate the falsehood, and it is they who are liars.” (Qur’an 16:105)

Worthless Efforts.

No matter how much they try, their efforts are worthless…!!!

In the UK around 5000 people who convert to Islam each year, the majority are women. Mostly young & well educated. 20,000 people in the US convert to Islam every year, 75% are women. Over the last 2 decades, there has been a huge rise in Muslim women turning back to Islam, east & west, embracing its belief, dress, practices, its lifestyle, rejecting secular liberalism & adopting Islam as an alternative social & political framework for society & pole after pole of the Muslim world, show increasing number of women wishing to live under the Islamic Sharia Laws.

“But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.”  (Qur’an 8:30)

So, Why Are Women Turning To Islam?

Firstly they have understood that practices such as forced marriage, honor killings & seclusion of women from society are from cultural traditions & not Islam.

Secondly, they have recognized that the governments of the Muslim world today do not represent Islamic rule, where the secular democracies, military dictatorships or theocracies, they are all non Islamic autocratic state who have failed dismally to protect the rights, dignity & security of their women, turning a blind eye to abuses. Persecuting women wearing hijab, imprisoning raping victims, stripping women of economic & political rights & proving totally inept in providing adequate access to education & basic needs. It is these regimes that had been the main cause of misery for the women in the Muslim world, not Islam.

The Impact Of Western Liberal Values On Women & Society.

Liberal values have placed the pursuit of individualistic whims & desires as paramount, nurturing a dangerous mind set amongst many men that, they are free to treat women as their desires dictate, resulting in epidemic level of harassment, violence, abuse & rape of women within western societies (In the UK, police receives a call every minute from a victim of domestic violence. At least 47000 women are raped every year in the UK). Sexual freedom has spurn a culture of promiscuity & spiraling rates of teenage pregnancies, abortion, STDs, single mothers & adultery, resulting in the breakdown of marriages & families. All talk of women’s liberation in the west is a disguised form of exploitation of her soul.

The western concept of gender equality often used to label as discriminatory against women, Islam laws on testimony, inheritance, divorce, polygamy, marital rights & responsibilities, have also brought its own set of problems.

Firstly, placing the role of breadwinner over homemaker, devalued motherhood, & then, what was to produce the habitual women, in reality produced the duplex super woman who continue to shoulder the burden of household responsibilities but now also had to suffer the strains of financially maintaining the family. Moreover it failed to stem the tide of abuse against women & deliver the respect that was promised because western feminist failed to recognize that the greatest enemy to women’s right was not Islam but the capitalist system.

The Capitalist System – The Greatest Enemy To Women’s Rights.

The capitalist system has made a business out of constructing & normalizing a culture where “women’s bodies are the product & men’s desires the client”, in advertising, entertainment & the sex industry. Cheapening her status, contributing to discrimination & abuse of women & harming the healthy co operation of men & women in society. This toxic ideology, whose moral compass is defined by the dollar sign has & always will place protecting profits over protecting women’s rights & dignity. It has encouraged the beauty, fashion, diet & cosmetic surgery industries to prey on the insecurities of women regarding their appearance (90% of UK women are unhappy with their bodies), constantly bombarding the young girls with “unrealistic” images of what constitutes beauty, crippling the self esteem of those who are unable to match this template, leading many to view their bodies as the passport to success (good looks = good pay) & causing society to value the worth of  woman upon their looks, rather than their minds & skills. Capitalism has exploited the language of liberation, empowerment & choice to exploit women, so while living under the shadow of this system, women will always face an uphill & eternal battle to secure respect & fight discrimination & abuse.

Conclusion.

The women have been neglected so long in our history, they must take a role in bringing the Islamic civilization back & for the first time in more than 600 years, the Islamic revival is everywhere.

Every successful man needs a Khadija. The first person to embrace Islam was a woman, the wife of the Prophet, Khadija. The first person to die for Islam was a woman, wife of the companion of the Prophet, Summaya. The greatest scholar of Islam was a woman, wife of the Prophet, Aisha. The person who loved the Prophet the most, was a woman who was always with Him when he went out to call people to Islam & when the disbelievers offended Him, she was always there for Him, His daughter, Fatima. One of the greatest fighters in Islamic history was a woman, Khawla bint Al Azwar .

Why am I quoting you these, is to prove that Muslim women were at the forefront of this Islamic awakening, side by side with the Prophet of Allah.

The Prophet (salallahu aleyhe wassalam) said: “The world & all things in the world are precious, but the most precious is a virtuous woman.” “The rights of women are sacred. See, that women are maintained in the rights assigned to them.”

It is time when Muslim women must unite to establish the Islamic Caliphate. It is time when they need to prove to the world that they are not weak & Islam does not oppress women but liberates them. It is time to spread the truth, to expose the lies of the media & tell our non Muslims sisters, the truth about Islam.

“The Truth has come and falsehood has vanished away, Lo! Falsehood is ever bound to vanish.” (Qur’an 17:81)

For My Non Muslim Sisters.

For my non Muslim Sisters, Don’t let media brainwash you. Do not listen to their lies. True liberation is not in being an object of entertainment for men. Don’t let men use you like a tissue paper & then throw you away, you do not deserve this. They will be nice to you on your face but will make fun of you & insult you at your back. Free yourself from this slavery of men. Study Islam & You Will Realize That Sharia Is A Blessing & Protection For Women. Only think about this once, “How will you feel, if you ask for help & the whole army of Muslim men come to protect your honor & dignity. Isn’t this true liberation & protection of your rights?  You Be The Judge…!!!

I invite you to read the book of Allah, the Qur’an. You do not have to take any one’s words for it, decide for yourself whether its the truth or not.

 

Taken from the youtube video – The Light Reloaded. 

AdvertisingWe are bombarded twenty-four hours with the doctrine, with the religious texts of this religion called “The advertisements”. Buy this buy that, have this have that” . If you buy this car you will be so happy, drink this drink & you will be dancing, but is this the reality? Do you think, if you drink that drink with all that sugar, you will look like these people in the adverts, young beautiful, with sparkling teeth?

Obviously No! The reality is, if you drink too many soft drinks, you get fat, & your teeth fall out.

We think wealth = happiness, but does wealth really equals happiness? There is a simple way to test & see whether this idea is really true. Lets look at the richest people in the world. It should be that the people with the most wealth should be the happiest. But look at some of the superstars, like Marilyn Morlo the movie star, they call her a goddess, so what was she lacking? Weath, beauty, fame? No,  Nothing. But how did she die? She killed herself. Elvis Presley is yet another example, loved by so many, had millions of fans still was lonely & distressed.

And this is what Allah warns us about in the Qur’an: “And whoever turns away from My (Allah’s) remembrance – indeed, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind.” (20:124)

The media is selling us a lie just like those advertisements. Most of them are lies. Trying to make you believe something that is not true. But we are all caught up in this. It looks exiting & fun, we want to have that lifestyle, the girls, drinking, the music. That is how we think & we have all become like that.

“Fourteen year old girl hangs herself.” Why? Because she is depressed as her mother would not let her watch TV. This is what is happening to human beings. This is an empty, meaningless life.

And this is the curse of the consumer society. This ideology, this philosophy is cursed & it brings nothing except ultimately distress & destruction upon all of us individually, as families as societies. When we embrace this consumer culture, outwardly we may seem everything is nice, people are dancing to the music but inside those same people are miserable, they are empty because how ever much we eat we never really get satisfied, how many movies we watch to forget the distress, to go into the fantasy, we still have to come to the real world. It doesn’t go away. Such life is, in truth, slavery to insatiable appetites that are no sooner satisfied than hunger again for more, and if they are sated they grow dull & weary & you fall into torpor & sluggishness.

We must stop living this lie & accept reality. And the reality is, “Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children. (It is) like a rain (Ghayth), thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment, and (there is) forgiveness from Allah and (His) pleasure. And the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment.” (Qur’an 57:20).

We can only gain true happiness & peace by accepting the reality & stop running the rat race. This worldy life is only a test for the hereafter & ‘death has exposed the reality of this life & has left no chance for the wise person to delight in it.

~Abdul Raheem Green.