Are we allowed to rejoice at the death of evil people?

Every so often the Muslim Ummah witnesses the death of tyrants and people of evil. Whether the death of Gaddafi a few years ago, or the recent death of Islam Karimov, the butcher of Uzbekistan, or the death of a number of soldiers of invading or oppressive forces in the Muslim lands, these pieces of news often bring relief and joy, especially to those who have … Continue reading Are we allowed to rejoice at the death of evil people?

Behind every tyrant there is an ‘establishment’.الْمَلَأُ

There are about 30 instances of the word الْمَلَأُ (‘establishment) in the Quran. General meaning of the word الْمَلَأُ is chiefs, elites, leaders and nobles. There are two instances where it is referred to the angels in the sense of a ‘ noble assembly’. لَّا يَسَّمَّعُونَ إِلَى الْمَلَإِ الْأَعْلَىٰ وَيُقْذَفُونَ مِن كُلِّ جَانِبٍ So] they may not listen to the exalted assembly [of angels] and … Continue reading Behind every tyrant there is an ‘establishment’.الْمَلَأُ

Medina : ‘a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns’

Narrated Abu Huraira: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا الْحُبَابِ، سَعِيدَ بْنَ يَسَارٍ يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم‏.‏ ‏ “‏ أُمِرْتُ بِقَرْيَةٍ تَأْكُلُ الْقُرَى يَقُولُونَ يَثْرِبُ‏.‏ وَهْىَ الْمَدِينَةُ، تَنْفِي النَّاسَ كَمَا يَنْفِي الْكِيرُ خَبَثَ الْحَدِيدِ Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “I was ordered to migrate to … Continue reading Medina : ‘a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns’

The meaning of the ahadith of 73 Sects

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيمِِ The Messenger (SalAllahu alaihi wasallam) said; إفترقت اليهود على احدى وسبعين فرقة، وافترقت النصارة على إثنتين وسبعين فرقة، وتفترق أمتي على ثلاث وسبعين فرقة  “The Jews were divided among themselves into seventy one or seventy two sects, and the Christians were divided among themselves into seventy one or seventy two sects. And My Ummah will be divided among itself into seventy … Continue reading The meaning of the ahadith of 73 Sects

Ayah Reflection: “O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.”

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَطِيعُوا اللَّـهَ وَأَطِيعُوا الرَّسُولَ وَأُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ فَإِن تَنَازَعْتُمْ فِي شَيْءٍ فَرُدُّوهُ إِلَى اللَّـهِ وَالرَّسُولِ إِن كُنتُمْ تُؤْمِنُونَ بِاللَّـهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ ذَٰلِكَ خَيْرٌ وَأَحْسَنُ تَأْوِيلًا “O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah … Continue reading Ayah Reflection: “O you who believe, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you.”

‘Fasting has been prescribed…’ A Tafsir of al-Baqara verses 183-185

  Allah states in the Qur’an: {O believers! Fasting has been mad obligatory for you just as it was made obligatory for those before you so that you may attain taqwa [Q. 2:183-187]} Notes of Shaykh `Ata’s tafsir of the noble verse: The verse establishes the obligation to fast but not the number of days or what month.[1] {ya ayyuha’lladhin amanu: ‘o believers’; grammatically it … Continue reading ‘Fasting has been prescribed…’ A Tafsir of al-Baqara verses 183-185

“Tafsir of Surat al-Rad Verse 11 ‘Allah will not change a People’…”

Allah says in the holy Qur’an: {For him, there are mu`aqqibat in succession, before and behind him. They guard him by the command of Allah. Verily! Allah will not change the condition of a people unless there is a change of what is in themselves. But when Allah wills a people’s punishment, there can be no turning back of it and they will find besides Him no … Continue reading “Tafsir of Surat al-Rad Verse 11 ‘Allah will not change a People’…”

Does the Hadith about the promise of Khilafah apply today?

It was narrated by Ahmed in his Musnad, from Al-Nu’man b.Bashir, who said: “We were sitting in the mosque of the Messenger of Allah(saw), and Bashir was a man who did not speak much, so Abu Tha’labah Al-Khashnee came and said: ‘Oh, Bashir bin Sa’ad, have you memorized the words of the Messenger of Allah (saw) regarding the rulers?’ Huthayfah replied, ‘I have memorized his … Continue reading Does the Hadith about the promise of Khilafah apply today?

أدلة إقامة الأحزاب من السنة والكتاب

An important and powerful talk on how groups/parties/jamaa’ah/hizb is central is Islam from the Quran and Sunnah Delivered by Sheikh Abu Nizaar from Lebanon. وأما رأس الحزب، فإنه رأس الطائفة التي تتحزب، أي: تصير حزباً، فإن كانوا مجتمعين على أمر الله به ورسوله من غير زيادة ولا نقصان؛ فهم مؤمنون، لهم ما لهم وعليهم ما عليهم، وإن كانوا قد زادوا في ذلك ونقصوا، مثل التعصب … Continue reading أدلة إقامة الأحزاب من السنة والكتاب

Are Groups allowed in Islam?

The Ahkam Pertaining to Political Parties in Islam The following is the transcript of a circle delivered by the Late Sheikh Abul Hassan (May Allah rest his soul), member of Hizb ut Tahrir and Imam of Masjid as-Sahabah in Khartoum, Sudan. بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ The topic that will be addressed today and our discussion this night will be about the Ayah 104 from Surah … Continue reading Are Groups allowed in Islam?