Thinking that Muslims from one country going to another ‘Muslim’ country for work will be treated with dignity and respect. But what do we get in Qatar ? The south Asian Muslims are treated like slaves at the hands of their Muslim hosts.The Qatar fatness and greed is so apparent – Talk about exploitation. Sadly it’s not just Qatar, but Saudi and others.
Sahih bukhari: Narrated Zahdam bin Mudarrib:
‘Imran bin Husain said: The Prophet said, “The best people are my contemporaries (i.e., the present (my) generation) and then those who come after them (i.e., the next generation).” Imran added: I am not sure whether the Prophet repeated the statement twice after his first saying. The Prophet added, “And after them there will come people who will bear witness, though they will not be asked to give their witness; and they will be treacherous and nobody will trust them, and they will make vows, but will not fulfill them, and fatness will appear among them.”
There is a door to the heart of every man;it is either open or closed. When we value material things more than we value the well-being of mankind, the door to the heart is closed. When we are decent to others and share ourselves through acts of kindness and compassion, the door to the heart is open.
(Source Hamza A. Tzortzis @HATzortzis – is your heart opened or closed ? #compassion #islam)
A spoken word piece taking a closer look at recent events and the double standards that exist.
Subhan Allah. beautiful. United Snakes of America ironic how it uses the word Terrorism when it is the responsible for most of the death and destruction on this planet..Drone bombings in Pakistan and Millions of innocent people murdered in Iraq …. to mention just 2 of the countless atrocities.
How about USA crimes in IRAQ? Killed over a MILLION INNOCENT PEOPLE that had nothing to do with 9/11 all on a WMDs (Weapons of Mass Deception) .How about your war crimes in AFGHANISTAN that you killed countless INNOCENT people? How about the drone BOMBINGS in PAKISTAN same thing thousands died that DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT AMERICA never mind its destruction? Yemen,Syria,Oman,Lebanon,Palestine,Somalia – the list goes on – who’s war crimes are these?? You should be the last people using the term Terrorism when you are the MOST responsible for the death and destruction on this PLANET.
It was not an accident that caused the $100,000 (£65,000) worth of damage, Houston Fire Department investigators said. Authorities said the incident could be deemed a hate crime.As well as a flood of supportive messages and donations, some people believed that the centre deserved a few taunts and put-downs too.
On the centre’s Facebook page, one user going by the name Oso Osorio wrote: “I can donate some bacon sandwiches and a bible if you all want!”But instead of showing any kind of hostility or anger, the imam’s 25-year-old son Ahsan Zahid replied:
“We would gladly take your donation. Knowledge is something we can never have enough of. And we may feed the homeless in our area with the sansandwiches. You are such a thoughtful human being!”.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (From Allah we come to to Allah we return) for the 3 innocent lives lost. May ALLAH (swt) bless them all heaven Ameen.
Police charge suspect after three Muslim Americans are shot to death at University of North Carolina campus.
Three American students have been shot to death at a residential complex of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a suspect has been arrested over the incident, according to local police.
Chapel Hill police told local news outlets that Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, was arrested and charged with killing the three Muslim students.
Hicks made a brief court appearance on Wednesday morning, saying he understood the charges, according to the Associated Press. His probable cause hearing was set for March 4 and he is being held without bond.
In a statement posted online, Chapel Hill police said that “preliminary investigation indicates that the crime was motivated by an ongoing neighbour dispute over parking.”
“We understand the concerns about the possibility that this was hate-motivated and we will exhaust every lead to determine if that is the case,” the statement said quoting Police Chief Chris Blue.
Hicks turned himself in after the shooting on Tuesday in Chapel Hill, just outside the campus of the University of North Carolina, AFP news agency reported.
Police officers responded to a report of shooting at around 5:15pm on Tuesday, and found three people who were pronounced dead at the scene.
The police website released a statement confirming the three deaths and saying the department is “questioning a person of interest in the crime and has reason to believe that there is no ongoing threat to the public”.
The victims were identified as 23-year-old Deah Shaddy Barakat, his 21-year-old wife, Yusor Mohammad, and her sister, 19-year-old Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, police said.
A local TV station in North Carolina quoted the father of the slain women, Mohammed Abu-Salha, as saying that his daughter had told him several times that they had a neighbour who was “hateful”. His daughter also reported that the man had a gun in his waistband more than once.
“They lived a clean life, never gave us a bad day,” Abu-Salha was quoted as saying. “We raised them in our faith. We raised them to love their country and their people, and everybody’s heart is broken. Everybody. All walks of life. The whole city did not sleep last night.”
“I’m kind of in shock. I’m really confused and I have been since 5:30,” said Kristen Boling, who lived in the complex where the shooting occurred.
The university said that Barakat was a second-year student at its dentistry school, his wife was planning on starting there in autumn, while her sister was a student at North Carolina State University.
Residents told local media that the complex was a peaceful place.
“It’s a very quiet community,” Bethany Boring, who lives in the complex, told television station WRAL.
“It’s a lot of graduate and professional students. You know, professionals’ families.”
Friends and family and the online community shared photos of the victims via social media after the incident.
The hashtag #ChapelHillShooting went viral after the incident was reported, many of the tweets criticising the US and other Western media for NOT covering the shooting.
some very very good sites for learning Quran, Tajweed etc… remember to set the reciter to misari al-afasi :-
Source: Social Chat Telegram group from Brother Abu Zar Ghifari
Al-Huda International – http://www.alhudapk.com/
Asslamuallaikum. The above is very good for learning Qur’an and tafsir.
They have urdu and English as far as I know. . And they also have apps.
Source: Social Chat Telegram group from Brother Tubbs
Bayan Quran – Next-Generation Interactive Quran App
Source: Pivotal Quotes Telegram group from Brother Mohammed Mostafa
Source: Social Chat Telegram group from Brother Abdul Rauf
Some quick Notes about how the CTS Bill (a draconian legislation,capitalising on people’s fear of Muslims) can affect us in practice:
The problem with this Bill is the definition of extremism. They can suspect you of holding ‘extremist’ ideas, if for example
– you made a zakat payment to Syria to help orphans,
– your child writes poems about injustice in Palestine,
– you attend a mosque in which they say Homosexuality is Haram and sinful
– you attend a demonstration against British army fighting Muslims
– you send a text or What’sApp message, Facebook or Twitter post about any of the above, it gives them reasons for suspicion
This is very dangerous because the idea is to change the way we think, speak about Islam until they are happy.
Problems if they suspect you:
1. Passports can be seized at the discretion of the Home Office without any notice, without any evidence for up to 14 days – if a Muslim wanted to travel to say Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh even, they can seized your passport at the airport and prevent you from flying out. They do not even need to give you any reason.
2. Exclusion order – again if you went to a Muslims country for example Turkey, Egypt, Pakistan, Bangladesh, all it takes is someone that dislikes you to tell the authorities that so and so went to this country to fund certain or support certain activities. No proof is needed, the authorities can stop you from returning for up to 2 years.
***You might even be innocent but still will be inconvenience and you will have no right to do anything about it***
3. If you are suspected, under TPIMs they can force you to relocate from where you live. So someone in East London can be forced to move to away from London and in the middle of nowhere away from friends, family and relatives.
4. They will force schools, colleges, hospitals, doctors, nurses, dentist, police, etc to report you or your children for signs of extremism.
****Eg. Clean shaven man suddenly grows a beard, a girl who suddenly decides to wear hijab, if people suddenly decide to show interest in praying fasting in schools or in the workplace, basically demonstrating any “sudden change” in religiously must indicate that this person “may be” under the influence of radicalisation.***
5. De-radicalisation – this could mean a child can be taken into social care to prevent influence of parents sending him or her to a madrasah which teaches anti British values such as homosexuality being sinful, that Jihad in the correct context is a valid concept and the rewards are as the prophet (SAW) said it to be, and other things like this.
6. Airlines will need to disclose personal info to the authorities in advance to help with point 1. and 2.
Hopefully some of these examples will give an indication as to how dangerous this Bill will be to the community, and the inconvenience it will have based on pure suspicion and not evidence. Any evidence that exist, is behind closed doors. Neither the suspect or their lawyers will have access to this evidence and therefore will not be able to make a case against it.
The problem is with definition and secrecy of evidence.