Sunday, 31 December 2017

The Characteristics of The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace

A translation of this video




By Imam Muhammad Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti, may Allah have mercy on him. 



The Imam is reading from the conclusion to his book Fiqh as-Seerah. I have used Nancy Roberts' translation to produce the footnotes but I have not depended on it entirely.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Prophets and Warfare

A discussion with al-Hajj Abu Ja'far al-Hanbali



Talking Points:

1. Can a Prophet be a warlord? What does the Messiah say according to the New Testament? What about the Prophets before?
2. The Western and Eastern Christian understanding of warfare
3. Was Islam spread by the sword?
4. Where does the expression “religion of peace” come from?
5. The separation between religion and politics (“church and state”)
6. Is there a “civil war” between Sunnis and Shias?
7. Were the Crusades an act of self-defense?

Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far al-Hanbali has translated several Arabic works into English and has been teaching Islamic sciences, including theology ('itiqaad), law (fiqh), commentary on the Qur'an (tafseer), and recitation and memorisation of the Qur'an (tajweed and hifdh), for approximately two decades:

Jurjis's Blog
Meerath 
YouTube (TheReasons4Faith)  
Amazon

Further Reading:
Authority in Islam

"Religion of Peace"
Ben Carson is Right
Civilisation: A Preliminary Discussion

Related Podcast:
Episode 1

Friday, 1 December 2017

"Diversity" is Racist

The leftist call for "diversity" is not just wrong, but downright racist

Jordan Peterson explains:



And Thomas Sowell:



In short, the differences between groups are not as great as the differences within groups. The belief that diversity in any context can be achieved merely by selecting people from different racial backgrounds, for example, can only stem from the assumption that all members of any given racial background are inevitably the same and are wholly distinct from the people of every other racial background.

Is this not a shamelessly racist assumption?