1914: The Shaping of the Modern Muslim World pt.2 – Yasir Qadhi & Nabil Bayakli (Jan 19, 2014)
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