Monthly Archives: December 2009
Here is an excellent short video I came across on youtube. It captures correctly the struggles and distractions we face on daily basis which keep us away from getting closer to our Rabb and vulnerable to the whispers of Shaytaan. The means by which Shaytaan enters into the human heart is through the blameworthy qualities (sifaat al-madhmuuma), which are innumerous and one of such are the corrupt passions (as-Shahwaa). Whoever follows after his corrupt passions, Shaytan then enters upon his heart and makes these passions seem fair seeming to him until the person is eventually destroyed.
The Veil by Fahad Shaikh
A man finds beauty in the most unlikely of circumstances and follows his heart to become a victim of life’s biggest deception.
Verily the shaitaan is an enemy to you all, so take him as an enemy.
He only calls his followers to be the people of a blazing fire” (Sura Faatir 35, Ayat 6)
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The tour will see Shaykh Hisham visit mosques in Peckham in south London, Ilford in Essex, Rochdale, Sheffield, Manchester, Bury and Birmingham as well as East Lancashire.
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph today, Shaykh Hisham, who is based in the USA but was born in Beruit, said preaching moderation was important because there was a “real concern” that extremists were targeting mosques.
He said: “There are too many violent ideas and anti-Western thoughts being spread to young people in communities in Lancashire.
“There is a radical minority but they must be shunned and ignored.
“The real Islam isn’t bombing and terror but we must discuss the problems so we can avoid them.”
Below is the ‘Real Islam’ show Hisham Kabbani and his Sufi Muslim council put up in Burnley in 2007. In this video they are teaching the ‘Real Islam’ to UK police and a local Mayor, no doubt such shows will be put on again with the help of funding from UK tax payers… all in the name of fighting extremism.
Here is a good article which appeared on the BBC today discussing the stark reality of the fast growing Islamic finance market, nature of its products and fundamentally questioning how Islamic is Islamic banking?
Mufti Taqi Usmani considered ‘Grandaddy of modern Islamic finance’ who sits on various committees overseeing the so-called Islamic financial products is having doubts. What this article outlines is nothing new in terms of the nature of available products but the points about fatwa shopping and how easy it is for bankers to make their product shariah compliant is quiet worrying.