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Tarek’s powerful sentencing statement

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment

The Execution of Banu Quraizah: Just or Injust?

April 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Incident & Orientalists’ Claim

This paper will analyze the famous incident after the battle of Ahzab, when the men of the Jewish tribe of Banu Quraizah were executed and their women and children spared. This incident has been the rallying point of many Orientalist’s accusations that Prophet Muhammad had unjustly killed the Jews of the tribe. This article will look at the background of the incident and analyze whether the claim of the Orientalists is justified.

Background Information

The Pact and Initial Attitude towards Jews
With the developed of the new Islamic state in Madinah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) tried his level best to unite the people of Madinah, including the Jews. The “Saheefa” agreement went into great lengths to guarantee the rights and security of the Jewish minority in return for their cooperation in the affairs of the state and acceptance of Prophet Muhammad as the leader of Madinah and loyalty towards him.

The Saheefah was the epitome of equal rights and far preceded the so called first bill of rights, “The Magna Carta.” The universal justice of the document can be summarized in this ayat:

“O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah , witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do.” [Quran 5:8] Read more…

The Gold Dinar, the Silver Dirham and a Resurgent Political Islam

April 12, 2012 Leave a comment

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