Detailed lecture on the Islamic Juristic Issues and Rulings concerning POWs in context of current events:
Among the great seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, which Allah () has favored over other days. It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas () that the Prophet () said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” They said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” 1
It was also narrated from Anas () that the Prophet () said: “There is no deed that is better before Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of al-Adha.” It was said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” 2
These texts and others indicate that these ten days are better than all other days of the year, with no exception, even the last ten days of Ramadaan. But the last ten nights of Ramadaan are better than the first ten nights of Dhu’l-Hijjah, because they include Laylat al-Qadr, which is better than a thousand months.
So the Muslim should start these days with sincere repentance to Allah (), then he should do a lot of righteous deeds in general, then he should pay attention to doing the following deeds: Read more…
This is intended for a Muslim audience but I will endeavor to make it accessible to a general audience. It is really an appeal to Muslims for a little monetary sanity.
I am in the uncomfortable position of being the only person I know even remotely qualified to answer this question. There’s no pride in that claim, but despair for the lack of interest in this subject in the Muslim community.
The Muslim scholars I’ve asked don’t really understand what Bitcoin is, and the average Bitcoin enthusiast doesn’t know anything about what has become a relatively esoteric area of Islamic law. So, I may be the only bridge between these two communities. Read more…
First Address of Khalifa Ibrahim to the Ummah:
His Bio (Arabic): http://justpaste.it/4i6v
This video shows behind the scene footage of what exactly is going on in some parts of Syria and is the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) really the brutal evil people they are depicted in the media. With their recent victories in Iraq, all the media channels are focused on this group. However, you won’t see footage like this on the mainstream media.
Allah Azzawajal says in the Quran (translation of meaning):
“O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion – Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah ; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” [Surah Maidah: 54]
وَالَّذِينَ جَاهَدُوا فِينَا لَنَهْدِيَنَّهُمْ سُبُلَنَا وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمَعَ الْمُحْسِنِينَ
“As for those who strive hard in our cause, we will surely guide them to our paths (i.e. the straight path). And verily, Allah is with the Muhsinoon (good doers).” (EMQ al-‘Ankaboot, 29: 69)
These are the charactaristics of the taifal mansoorah or victories party, further elaborated in hadith.
Watch the video and you can judge for yourself in light of these ayats above.