Saturday, February 12, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Video Clip by Haroon Moghul: The Muslim Brotherhood, Christians and Religion in the Revolution

http://avari.typepad.com/avari/2011/02/the-muslim-brotherhood-christians-and-religion-in-the-revolution.html

Hamza Yusuf: When the Social Contract is Breached on One Side, It's Breached on Both Sides

http://www.sandalaproductions.com/Blog/24-when-the-social-contract-is-breached-on-one-side-its-breached-on-both-sides.aspx

LA Times editorial: Targeting Muslims

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-king-20110210,0,1479817.story

via Khaliff, Wajahat and Jordan

Turkey’s first Islamic fund to open after new index

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=turkey8217s-first-islamic-fund-to-open-after-new-index-2011-01-25

via Taha

FOX: Iowa GOP Focus Group: Obama Is A Muslim....

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/iowa-gop-focus-group-obama-is-a-muslim/

via Abdul-Hamid

Robert Fisk: Week 3, day 16, and with every passing hour, the regime digs in deeper

http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-week-3-day-16-and-with-every-passing-hour-the-regime-digs-in-deeper-2208625.html

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Abdal Hakim Murad - Enjoining Good, Forbidding Wrong

http://cambridgekhutbasetc.blogspot.com/2011/02/enjoing-good-forbidding-wrong.html
In the past days and weeks people all over the world have been following the events in Tunisia, Egypt and elsewhere. The people's struggle for freedom inspires hope, but the dangers they face provoke fear and anxiety. Many question the role of religion in such difficult circumstances. Some fear mixing politics and religion. Others criticise the absence of leadership from religious figures, and say the ulema are out-dated and irrelevant. In this sermon, Sheikh Abdal Hakim provides a timely reminder of the fundamental importance for our leaders of 'enjoining the good and forbidding the bad' (amr bi-l-ma'ruf wa-nahy 'an al-muhkar) - so important that Imam al-Ghazali called it 'the greatest pillar' (al-rukn al-'azim) of the religion.
Among the many great scholars and saints who have discharged this weighty responsibility, despite the grave threat to their livelihoods and even their lives, Sheikh Abdal Hakim mentions Hasan Kaimi Baba of Bosnia, Sheikh al-Hasan al-Yusi of Morocco and Sheikh Amadou Bamba of Senegal. They were true followers of the Prophetic example, because they resisted injustice and oppression. May Allah grant our leaders, our scholars and us ourselves the determination to do the same, and may He in His All-Encompassing Mercy guide and protect the people of Tunisia, Egypt and all over the world wherever they face cruelty, corruption and repression.

via Jawad

Noam Chomsky: It's not radical Islam that worries the US – it's independence

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/feb/04/radical-islam-united-states-independence

via Danya

Frank Rich: Wallflowers at the Revolution

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/opinion/06rich.html

Introducing Sakeenah by Shaykh Abdallah Adhami

SAKEENAH aims to devote the sacred Islamic sciences, along with the various disciplines of human knowledge, to the enrichment of people's lived reality, and toward a communal definition of Islam in the Western experience.

http://sakeenah.org/articles/sakeenah_welcome.pdf

NY1: Muslims Criticize Congressman's Approach To "Homegrown" Terrorism Hearings

http://www.ny1.com/content/news_beats/politics/133418/muslims-criticize-congressman-s-approach-to--homegrown--terrorism-hearings/

via Dinu

Reflections on the Situation in Egypt by Imam Zaid

"And We desired to bestow our grace upon those oppressed in the earth; to make them the leaders and to make them the rightful heirs." (Qur’an 28:5)

http://www.newislamicdirections.com/nid/articles/reflections_on_the_situation_in_egypt/