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Oh Almighty Allah! Your Name became an issue but Your Shariah is Swept Aside!

A legal action initiated by a Jill Ireland, a Christian woman of Melanau descent in 2008 came to an end today when the Malaysian High Court ruled that Christians in the country are allowed to use the word “Allah” and three other words of Arabic origin in their religious publication for educational purpose. The Court […]

Uighur Muslim Women and Children are Exploited to Feed the International Cotton Trade

On the 17th of March, the BBC published a report exposing the links between international cotton traders and the exploitation of the oppressed Uighur Muslims in East Turkestan. Britain’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said there was a lack of transparency in corporate supply chains and failures in government to monitor the sourcing of […]

Views on the News 20/03/2021

Headlines: * Russia Condemns UK Plan to Increase Nuclear Weapons as Threat to International Stability * Stable Indo-Pak Relations Key to Unlocking Region’s Potential: COAS * Quad Summit Strengthens America’s Hand Before Talks with China: U.S. Official * UK Government Integrated Review: Britain Isolated * Pakistan, Turkey Russia Condemns UK Plan to Increase Nuclear Weapons […]

Views on the News 12/03/2021

Headlines: • Switzerland Referendum: Voters Support Ban on Face Coverings • India: Teaching of Hinduism Books in Islamic Madrasas Sparks Anger • China’s Crackdown on Muslims Spreads to Tropical Hainan Switzerland Referendum: Voters Support Ban on Face Coverings Switzerland has narrowly voted in favour of banning face coverings in public, including the burka or niqab […]

Selangor State Shariah Law Criminalising Gay Sex is Unconstitutional!

On Thursday 25th February, a man won Malaysia’s first legal challenge against the Selangor State Syariah law which bans gay sex. The victory was hailed as “monumental progress” in combating persecution of the LGBT community. The man was charged in the state of Selangor Syariah court in 2019 for attempting to have ‘intercourse against the […]

“Capitalism delivers what the capitalists want, but not what man needs”

“Japan to discard millions of Pfizer vaccine doses because it has wrong syringes,” according to a Guardian headline from the 10th of February, 2021. The Guardian also said that the US and the European Union have the same problem, and warned that this would result in “strong competition to quickly secure additional supplies.”

View on the News 10/02/2021

Headlines: * China’s Population Beginning to Decline? * UAE Reached for the Stars China’s Population Beginning to Decline? The number of newborns registered with the government in China dropped almost 15% in 2021. According to figures published by the Ministry of Public Security this week, there were 10.03 million new babies registered in 2020, compared to 11.79 million the […]

View on the News 31/01/2021

 Headlines: • A Global Vaccine Apartheid is Unfolding. People’s Lives Must Come Before Profit • Pakistan Wants Closer Engagement with US for Regional Stability • These Three Pacific Military Flashpoints could Shape Biden’s China Strategy A Global Vaccine Apartheid is Unfolding. People’s Lives Must Come Before Profit Nine months ago world leaders were queueing up […]

The Emergency Ordinance – A Problem Solver?

On the 14th of January, the Emergency Ordinance 2021 was gazetted. It was proclaimed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah to safeguard the country from the economic threat posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. The gazettement is dated January 14th but takes retrospective effect from January 11th, 2021. Subsequently, the Prime […]

Outrageous Comment of Indian Army Chief regarding Bangladesh

Hasina Regime proved its Despicable Loyalty by Maintaining Absolute Silence On February 22, 2018, Indian Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has claimed at a seminar that a planned influx of illegal migrants from Bangladesh into India’s north-eastern region is underway as part of Pakistan’s “proxy war” against India, with support from China, according […]

The Ummah in Afghanistan will never Experience a Liberation from the un-Islamic Actions unless it has the Right Liberator

It is a painful blow in the heart, to see how the Ummah suffers today and in what a degenerated state it is. The distance from the Shariah and the Islamic order transformed the life of the Ummah into chaos and darkness. Numerous shameful and un-Islamic actions are found among the Muslims. Actions which create […]

Slavery to Capitalism makes the fear of Greylisting greater than fear of Allah

Things had not gone well for Pakistan at the plenary meetings of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) being held in Paris, the Government of Pakistan maintained awkward silence and confirmation arrived on a TV channel more than two hours after FATF statement was uploaded on their website. https://www.dawn.com/news/1391548/the-great-fatf-fumble

Indonesian govt blocks Islamic websites to prevent spread of radicalism: VP Kalla

Antara News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla said here on Monday that he had ordered Indonesian Minister of Informatics and Communication Rudiantara to block Islamic websites that were spreading radicalism.

“I asked Rudiantara to block websites that were found to be clearly part of a propaganda for radicalism, following a thorough study,” he stated in his office.

He added that Islamic websites carrying content on radicalism were blocked following a request from a security institution.

Muslim family gets jail for practicing religion in China

ABNA

In another crackdown on religious freedom against Muslims, a Chinese court recently sentenced a Muslim couple from Kashgar in the Xinjiang Uyghur Region of China for practicing their religious belief.

A 38-year-old Muslim man was sentenced to six years in prison for growing his beard, while his wife was given a two-year sentence for wearing a veil.

China’s Xinjiang region, which is home to millions of Turkic-speaking Uyghurs, has seen an upsurge in violence that has left hundreds dead since 2012.

Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb ISIS militants

Al-Arabiya

By The Associated Press | Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia’s government Monday proposed two new laws that would reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts in an attempt to curb militant activities.

The government late last year said new measures were needed after arresting some 100 Malaysians suspected of supporting the Islamic State militant group. More than 60 Malaysians were believed to have joined the war in Syria and Iraq, as well as another 10 who have been killed.

Forget democracy and put Malaysia under Shariah rule, Putrajaya told

Malay Online

KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 — Using democratic means to introduce hudud is “haram”, the local chapter of hardline Islamist group Hizbut Tahrir said, insisting that Islamic law must be implemented in its entirety in Malaysia without approval from Parliament or state assemblies.

The group said putting hudud through debates in the state legislative assembly or the Dewan Rakyat ultimately subjects the sacred law to the approval of man.

“This is categorically haram because the authority to make laws is vested only upon Allah and man is ordered to implement them, not vote to decide on their implementation,” Hizbut Tahrir spokesman Abdul Hakim Othman said in a statement

Egyptian Al Azhar to help promote moderate Islam in Indonesia

أَفَتُؤْمِنُونَ بِبَعْضِ الْكِتَابِ وَتَكْفُرُونَ بِبَعْضٍ ۚ فَمَا جَزَاءُ مَنْ يَفْعَلُ ذَٰلِكَ مِنْكُمْ إِلَّا خِزْيٌ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يُرَدُّونَ إِلَىٰ أَشَدِّ الْعَذَابِ ۗ وَمَا اللَّهُ بِغَافِلٍ عَمَّا تَعْمَلُونَ

“Do you, then, believe in one part of the Book and reject the other? What repayment will there be for any of you who do that except disgrace in this world? And on the Day of Rising, they will be returned to the harshest of punishments. Allah is not unaware of what you do.”

(Al-Baqara, 2:85)


Antara News

Alwi Shihab. (ANTARA)

Cairo (ANTARA News) – Indonesian President Joko Widodos (Jokowis) special envoy Alwi Shihab has urged Al Azhar scholars and educators in Egypt to help spread moderate Islam in Indonesia.

“Ahmad Al-Tayeb, the grand sheikh of Al Azhar, positively welcomed President Jokowis request to increase the spread of moderate Islamic understanding in Indonesia,” Shihab stated in Cairo.