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Year in Pictures 2016

After all Muslim countries abandoned Aleppo the inhabitants were forced in to a temporary retreat.

وَمَا لَكُمْ لَا تُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ وَالْمُسْتَضْعَفِينَ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ وَالنِّسَاءِ وَالْوِلْدَانِ الَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا أَخْرِجْنَا مِنْ هَذِهِ الْقَرْيَةِ الظَّالِمِ أَهْلُهَا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ وَلِيًّا وَاجْعَلْ لَنَا مِنْ لَدُنْكَ نَصِيرًا

“What reason could you have for not fighting in the Way of Allah – for those men, women and children who are oppressed and say, ‘Our Lord, take us out of this city whose inhabitants are wrongdoers! Give us a protector from You! Give us a helper from You!’?”

(An-Nisaa, 4:75)

Related Article: Q&A: Conspiracy, Betrayal, and Forsaking in Aleppo

Donald Trump is elected US President.

وَاستَفتَحوا وَخابَ كُلُّ جَبّارٍ عَنيدٍ

“They asked for Allah’s victory, and every obdurate tyrant failed.”


Related Article: Q&A: Trump’s Victory in the US Elections

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar are raped, tortured and murdered by the Buddhist Regime while Muslim countries do nothing.

وَإِنِ اسْتَنْصَرُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ فَعَلَيْكُمُ النَّصْرُ

“But if they ask you for help in respect of the deen, it is your duty to help them”

(Al-Anfal, 8:72)

Related Article: Rohingya Muslim Women and Children are Slaughtered, Dishonoured, and Displaced and the World Abandons them to their Fate!

Britain votes to leave the European Union.

بَأسُهُم بَينَهُم شَديدٌ ۚ تَحسَبُهُم جَميعًا وَقُلوبُهُم شَتّىٰ ۚ ذٰلِكَ بِأَنَّهُم قَومٌ لا يَعقِلونَ

“Their hostility towards each other is intense. You consider them united but their hearts are scattered wide. That is because they are people who do not use their intellect.”

(Al-Hashr, 14)

Related Article: Q&A: Britain’s Relationship with the EU

India’s brutal occupation of Kashmir intensified with troops firing hundreds of thousands of metal pellets into crowds of civilians leaving hundreds blinded.

وَلا يَزالونَ يُقاتِلونَكُم حَتّىٰ يَرُدّوكُم عَن دينِكُم إِنِ استَطاعوا

“They will not stop fighting you until they make you revert from your deen, if they are able.”

(Al-Baqara: 217)

Related Article: Occupied Kashmir will not be Liberated by Negotiations But Jihad by Pakistan Armed Forces

11.5 million documents containing confidential financial details of the world’s elite – including many Muslim rulers – were leaked from the tax haven of Panama. They became known as the Panama Papers.

أَوَلَا يَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا يُسِرُّونَ وَمَا يُعْلِنُونَ

“Do they not know that Allah knows what they keep secret and what they make public?”

(Al-Baqara, 77)

Related Article: Q&A: The Motives behind the Leaked Panama Papers

Sections of the Turkish Military launched an unsuccessful coup against Erdogan’s government resulting in a massive purge of Erdogan’s opponents.

وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا

“Hold fast to the rope of Allah all together, and do not separate.”

(Aal-Imran, 3:103)

Related Article: Q&A: The Failed Military Coup in Turkey

America bombs Libya at the request of the European backed Libyan regime.

الَّذِينَ يَتَّخِذُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۚ أَيَبْتَغُونَ عِنْدَهُمُ الْعِزَّةَ فَإِنَّ الْعِزَّةَ لِلَّهِ جَمِيعًا

“Do those who take the kafirun as protectors, rather than the believers, hope to find power and strength with them? Power and strength belong entirely to Allah.”

(An-Nisaa, 4:139)

Related Article: Q&A: US Airstrikes on Libya

China again bans fasting during Ramadan in East Turkestan and adds further restrictions on the Uigur Muslims practising Islam.

وَمَا نَقَمُوا مِنْهُمْ إِلاَّ أَن يُؤْمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْحَمِيدِ

“The only reason they punished them was because they had iman in Allah, the Almighty, the All-Praiseworthy”

(Al-Buruj: 8)

Related Article: China Restricts Ramadan Fasting in East Turkestan, whilst Raheel-Nawaz Regime Sits on its Hands

The Saudi Regime continues bombarding the Muslims of Yemen, with women and children bearing the brunt of the onslaught.

لزوال الدنيا أهون على الله من قتل مؤمن بغير حق

“The wiping away of the World means less to Allah than a Believer to be killed unjustly.” (Ibn Maja)

Related Article: O Saudi Rulers: Spilling Children’s Blood in Yemen is Worse than Destroying the Ka’bah