Author: Editorial

Eid Mubarak!

Announcement of the New Moon of Shawwal for the Year 1438 AH and Congratulations On the Occasion of the Blessed Eid ul-Fitr Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La Ilaha Ila Allah, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lilah Alhamd Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be on the Messenger of Allah and upon […]

Sunnah acts on the Day of ‘Eid

1. The Takbeer The Takbeer is Sunnah Mustahabbah in the days of Tashreeq as Allah سبحانه وتعالى says: وَاذكُرُوا اللَّهَ في أَيّامٍ مَعدوداتٍ “And remember Allah during the appointed Days” (Al-Baqarah, 2:203) These appointed days are the days of Tashreeq (The days of Hajj) and this was mentioned by Ibn ‘Abbaas (ra) as reported by […]

Hastening to the Obedience of Allah

السابقون السابقون أولئك المقربون “And the forerunners, the forerunners – Those are the ones brought near [to Allah]” (al Waqiah: 10-11) This verse gives a clear message to people; a message of ultimate success. But is there a possibility to attain success without putting in effort? And what are the things that demand our effort? […]

The Tajik Political Scientist is against Islamic Values

The Tajik political scientist Abdugani Mamadazimov urged the authorities to strengthen secular thinking among the people of Tajikistan, and he called the people who practice their religion illiterate. “There is an urgent need today to fight illiterate religious figures who influence the minds of uneducated villagers. Therefore, today we have the moral right to demand […]

Norway’s Proposal to Ban ‘face coverings’ in Learning Institutions Forces Muslim Women to Abandon their Islamic Beliefs

On the 12th of June, the media reported on Norway’s new proposals to reform the laws on face covering in “learning institutions, from kindergarten to universities” which will ban, “all types of clothing that cover the face wholly or in parts”, with exceptions for clothing that is used as protection against cold temperatures. The Acting […]

As long as Afghanistan remains a US War Project, the Killing of Children cannot be Stopped

On the 11th June, media sources reported quoting Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission that Afghan children are not safe and that over six million of them are living in critical conditions, affected daily by the ravage of war. On Wednesday, 31st May, a huge bomb exploded in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, killing and wounding over […]

The Political System in Lebanon is Worn out and Deeply Corrupt, and will not be saved by the Ratio Based System

The Lebanese Authority backed by America is trying through the adoption of the election law on ratio basis to renew the worn out political system, by opening the way to some of the independents to enter the parliament, and by fooling the people of the country who have generally lost faith in this government that […]

Q&A: Who is Zakat paid to in the Absence of the Islamic State?

Question:                                                                Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, O our Sheikh, there is a disagreement; to whom the Zakat should be paid? Is it to the government while it is known that it does not spend it in its allocated expenditures, or is it distributed to the poor (Al-Fuqaraa) and the paupers (Al-Masakeen)? Please clarify with […]

Political Work and Accounting the Rulers is an Obligation

وَالْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاء بَعْضٍ يَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَيَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنكَر “The believing men and believing women are allies of one another. They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong” (At-Tawbah 71)

Muslims’ non-existent Rights and Life under Duterte’s Martial Law in Mindanao

Lawyers in Lanao del Sur Philippine expressed their “severe outrage” over alleged martial law abuses in Marawi City, Mindanao – a mainly Muslim city of about 200,000 people.  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the province a day after the deadly siege of Marawi claimed by ISIS. “The IBP-Lanao del Sur Chapter hereby […]

Zakaat-ul-Fitr

It is also called ‘Sadaqat-ul-Fitr’; the two names have appeared in the Noble Ahaadeeth and become widespread in the books of Fiqh. Sadaqat-ul-Fitr or Zakaat-ul-Fitr is a Zakaah like the other obligatory Zaakawaat and it is a type from amongst the types of Zakaah and has therefore been placed by the Fuqahaa in the chapter […]

“Give the Zakat”

وَآتُوا الزَّكَاة “Give the Zakat” Every year when Ramadan starts, Muslims rush to gather rewards. As we believe that reward is multiplied 70 times in this month, so Ramadan has become the month of collection and distribution of Zakat. Zakat is a personal individual duty (Fardh Ayn) on every Muslim who is the owner of […]

Iraqi refugee camp’s mass Iftar poisoning leaves women and children dead, but Muslim leaders think only of serving the western political agenda

On the 13th of June 2017, the BBC reported on a mass food poisoning outbreak in the Iraqi refugee camp in the City of Mosul. “People were said to be vomiting and suffering dehydration after an Iftar meal, to break the daily Ramadan fast.” 800 people have been recorded as being poisoned with 200 taken […]

Overcoming Greed

وَأَمَّا مَن بَخِلَ وَاسْتَغْنَىٰ * وَكَذَّبَ بِالْحُسْنَىٰ * فَسَنُيَسِّرُهُ لِلْعُسْرَىٰ * وَمَا يُغْنِي عَنْهُ مَالُهُ إِذَا تَرَدَّى “But he who is greedy and thinks himself self-sufficient, and denies al Husna. We will make smooth for him the path to evil. and what will his wealth avail him when he goes down (in destruction).” (Surah Al-Lail […]

Making Sense of Qatar

On Monday 5 June 2017, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the UAE severed their diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing Doha of supporting terrorism. In addition, the states announced that they were suspending air, sea, and land transport with Qatar, while Qatari citizens were required to return home within two weeks. US President Donald Trump rubber […]

Western leaders do not want to restrict themselves by the values they preach to Muslims

UK Prime Minister, Theresa May is visiting French President Emmanuel Macron today to discuss ways of tackling ‘online radicalization’ after a series of three bloody terrorist attacks in the UK. Eight people were killed in the London Bridge terror attack on the 3rd of June, and UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, said the following day […]

Anniversary of the Battle of Badr: Occupied Kashmir Demands Liberation by the Khilafah, the Shield of the Ummah

As we remember with pride, the visionary leadership and brave fighting men that led to victory in the Battle of Badr, let us consider the situation in Occupied Kashmir. Brutal Hindu troops continue to oppress the Muslims of Occupied Kashmir in Ramadhan, in their latest long campaign that begun last summer and has so far […]