A Quranic perspective on Khalifah, Elections & Authority –

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A cosmic conversation takes place between Allah and His Angels when Allah informs his Angels that He will send man (Adam and his progeny) to be in the charge of the whole earth as His vicegerant. As a natural consequence of this there will be authority. The question is whether man will rule by the laws of Allah as his vicegerent or rule with his desires; one will lead to our ascension, the other our destruction. We as Muslims should try to see things from the point of view of all those prospective Muslim mayors, councillors and MP's and think about whether we are willing to compromise our Deen. If not, we should not vote for them to compromise on our behalf. If you were given authority, who's law will you implement? Will you wield authority in the way Allah wanted us, or will you become part of the secular democratic system? Surah Baqarah Ayah 30: "Behold, thy Lord said to the angels: "I will create a vicegerent on earth." This brief talk was based on the Tafseer of Ibn Kathir, Al-Jalalayn, Qurtubi and others. Here's a link to one source: http://www.qtafsir.com/index.php?opti... Keep Reading »

A Quranic Perspective on Elections, Voting, and Manna & Salwa (Surah Al-Baqarah) – Repost

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We find Muslims telling us to vote because we are benefitting from the system, and if we do not vote, it is as if to 'bite that hand that feeds'. In reality, the fact that we are alive, and that we have a body, which needs food shelter and clothing is all from Allah (swt) and the provisions he has given us are from Allah also. Then why should we have gratitude to any councillor or mayor if it in disobedience to Allah at the same time? The need to eat, have shelter, and wear clothes precedes the system we live in. This means that we should work for a change based on Islam and keep our gratitude for Allah -- not some self serving Mayor or Councillor. We should be content with what Allah (swt) has given us instead of voting out of feeling "loyal" or "obliged" to any mayor or councillor. Even the Idol-worshipping Quraysh in Makkah didn't accuse Muhammad (pbuh) of buying, selling, and living amongst them as 'biting the hand that feeds.' It seems that even after the Banu Israel had settled after being saved from Firaun, the Firaun remains in their hearts. When Allah sent the people of Musa (as) 'Manna & Salwa' which was food that descended from the heaven, Banu Israel were still ungrateful and asked for the food that they used to eat at under Firaun. Musa (as) replied "will ye exchange what is better for something worse"? Keep Reading »

A people of a nation will never succeed if they are not proud of who they are

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Our identities as Muslims are not immigrants, refugees, minorities, Bangladeshi Muslims, Somali Muslims, Arab Muslims, American/British Muslims, rather we are the proud Ummah of Muhammad (pbuh) with the same beliefs and collective aims. As mentioned, the Prophet (saw) said: "Islam will always be superior, and nothing will surpassed it" How does this statement contrast with the state of our dignity our honor today? We are the nation of Muhammad (pbuh), a nation that transcends any border and man made belief. Keep Reading »

A mini Documentary on current events in Bangladesh 2013

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A message to the Muslims of Netherlands…from the Muslims of Birmingham, UK

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A Message to the Muslims in Bangladesh March 2013

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Our Response to the New Zealand Massacre

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