Revolutions in the Qur'an

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With all the recent revolutionary events that have been filling the headlines and causing upheaval in the world - from Tunisia to Egypt to Libya to Yemen to Bahrain – we find many conflicting and even contradictory stances depending on who is being asked.

If you ask the people of the Gulf States, the majority will say they support the government of Bahrain using force to quell its rebellion, but they stand against the governments of Libya, Iran and Syria from quelling their rebellions. If you ask the people of Iran, they support the rebellion in Bahrain but not in Syria or Iran – and so on and so forth with different answers coming from as many people as asked.

What we, as Muslims, are concerned with is “what is the Quran’s view on such matters” as our only legitimate source of law are the words of the Almighty – our Lord and Master.

Palestine and the One State Solution

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There has been much talk over the last six decades about the Palestinian problem and how a solution needs to be found to enable the Palestinians and the Israelis to live in peace. The “buzz” for the last ten years or so has been to establish the UN mandate of a “two-state solution” whereby a Palestinian state will exist comprising mainly of Gaza and the West Bank, while the state of Israel will exist as defined by its pre-1967 borders.

While all this talk about a two-state solution might sound very intelligent prompting armchair experts to theorize the mechanics for such a great idea, the solution completely misses the mark avoiding the crux of the issue.

Political Islam - The Coming Battle

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This article was written prior to the events of 9/11/2001, but its words are very relevant to this day.



The Islamic presence on the world stage, its length and breadth, from the far West of the United States (6 million Muslims from diverse backgrounds) to the Arab societies in Canada in the North, to England, France, and Germany in the heart of Europe, to millions of Algerians an Moroccans and Arabs and Indians to the East…Turkey, Albania…to the vast Asian continent where we find entire countries such as 'Azerbijan, Uzbekistan, Turkminastan, Tataristan, Kasakhstan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cashmere, Indonesia', to the Indian subcontinent itself with over 100 million Muslims, to Africa with its Arabic countries of Egypt, Sudan, and Eriteria, to Lebanon, Syria and Palestine…to the Gulf region with Saudi and Yemen…to Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Sinigal and Mauritania on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, to Somalia on the equator, to Shad and Nigeria in the depths of the desert.