I was sitting here and decided to make a blog to answer questions about Islam, Palestine, and any other questions people have about related topics. I have a myspace
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First:Al-Jihad in Islam does not mean, as it is errantly conception in the Christian west, that Muslims are required to leave their homes in order to fight, and kill, atheists and polytheists wherever they might be if they did not embrace Islam!.. but Al-Jihad in Islam is based on a fundamental principle : [ no compulsion in religion,] as Allah All-mighty said : There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower. ( Al-Baqarah : 256 ).He also says : And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed, all of them together. So, will you ( O Muhammad SAW )then compel mankind, until they become believers.* It is not for any person to believe, except by the Leave of Allah, and He will put the wrath on those who are heedless. ( Yunus: 99-100 ). In addition, the conception of Al-Jihad is not confined to fighting. It comprises the exertion of painstaking efforts to keep oneself away from sins; to show patience at the time of calamities; to perform acts of worship and obedience; to decorously deal with Allah and the people and to call for the cause of Allah. Allah, to whom belong all power and majesty, beset the last type in particular with certain conditions and bases, as He says : Invite (mankind, O Muhammad SAW To the Way of your Lord(i.e. Islam) with wisdom (i.e. with the Divine Revelation and the Quran) and fair preaching, and argue with them in a way that is better. Truly, your Lord knows best who has gone astray from His Path, and He is the Best Aware of those who are guided. (An-Nahl : 125 ). Finally comes the last type of Al-Jihad, namely fighting transgressors whether they be atheists, polytheists, hypocrites or those who are corruptive on the earth. Allah the All-mighty, clarified to us in detail in his evident verses the axis of Al-Jihad in fighting in accordance with pillars established to eschew aggression. This is highlighted in a number of such evident verses that they are in no need for explanation. Let us kick off with the verse reading: And fight in the way of Allah those who fight you, but transgress not the limits. Truly, Allah likes not the transgressors. " (Al-Baqarah :190 ) .Then let us cite His verse :"Then whoever transgresses the prohibition against you, you transgress likewise against him. And fear Allah, and know that Allah is with Al-Muttaqun (the pious see V.2:2). ( Al-Baqarah :194 ).Allah, to whom belong all majesty and glory, explains the reasons conducive to Al-Jihad by fighting for His cause in case atheists drive us out of our homes and usurp our land as the Israels do now in Palestine. Allah, glory to Him. says : Permission to fight (against disbelievers ) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged; and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory * Those who have been expelled from their homes unjustly only because they said : Our lord is Allah. (Al-Hajj :39-40 ). After that, he exhaustively tells us how to deal kindly and justly with the Jews and Christians who not fight us in aggression and not drive us out of our homes as He says : Allah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion nor drove you out of your homes. Verily, Allah loves those who deal with equity. (Al-Mumtahanah : 8 ). He also states : But if they incline to peace, you also incline to it, and (put your) trust in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower. ( Al-Anfal :61 ). Then, Allah, glory to Him, specified to us when to fight the unbelievers all together: this means those who directly fight us, drive us out of our homes as well as those who support them and indirectly help them fight us. This holds true of the way the United States of America unlimitedly helps Israel against Muslims, as He says:And fight against the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah ) Collectively as they fight against you collectively.( Al-Taubah 36 ). At last, our Lord taught us not to fight except when we have to as a defensive measure. Besides, the call for Al-Jihad and war is not an innate characteristic of the Islamic nation. We resort to it only when we are obliged to do so as Allah All-mighty says : Jihad (holy fighting in Allahs cause) is ordained for you (Muslims) though you dislike it, and it may be that you dislike a thing which is good for you and that you like a thing which is bad for you. Allah knows but you do not know . ( Al-Baqarah : 216 ). Secondly:the allegation of terrorism., Islam is not a creed of war or terrorism as the west falsely claims., It is a religion that incorporates the plea for love, peace and tolerance on earth. Some have misinterpreted the Quran verse number sixty of Surat Al-Anfal where Allah says to us :And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allah and your enemy. ( Al-Anfal : 60 ). This is not an invitation to practice terrorism. It is in fact an appeal for peace and disentangling clashes that lead to bloody fighting and wars. When Allah, glory to Him, order us to be ready, He does not mean the actual preparation for waging wars. He orders us to prepare our armies, training them, secure the most updated types of military weapons, and then to hold a military parade to be watched and heard by the enemies who desire to usurp our land, souls and honor, so that terror would strike their hearts and makes them reluctant in their aggression, thereby avoiding the initiate of war. Is this a plea for peace, or a call for terrorism and slaughter, then ? Oh! You who have thinking minds, contemplate in it. Thirdly: the status of woman in Islam We have explained in this book how Islam, ever since its outset (1400) years ago up till today., dignified woman and raised her status when she was degraded, even she could bequeath but not inherit, and thy were kill her in cradle for fear of triggering disgrace. When Islam appeared, it secured All her rights and guaranteed that she is kept away from deviation and mischievousness., For several centuries after then, woman has lived in honor and dignity under the protection of Islam and the laws of the Quran., she lived safely in her home, content with her life, husband and kids. She used to find pleasure with her husband and children, cleaning house and preparing food for her family She has been chastely dressed; her honor safely protected; and her body kept securely away from the snooping of intruders and the yearning of ill-behaved reckless people. This status of woman in Islam has been continually until the western civilization of technology replaced it. Moral and ethical values were eliminated and material life predominated the spiritual aspect., Westerners called woman to enjoy [ Freedom and equality;] meaning her rebellion against chastity and honor, and her desire to be equal to a man!? [ This assumption, though, is impossible because of the different dispositions Allah created between male and female from the physical and the psychological points of view, so that each of them feels the top of her happiness can carry out their roles in society as prescribed by the Great Creator] . They deceived the woman saying: What is the difference between you and the man? Come out of your shell. Ask for your freedom and equality with a man. Rebel against your imprisonment. Leave your home for work. Get rid of this veil.. Let loose your hair.. Rid yourself of this long gown.. Strip your legs and thighs.. Exhibit the beauty of your breasts for viewers, and set yourself free of all these outmoded ethical fetters. They also said to her: Get out; mix with men and learn all branches of science to improve the methods of raising your kids and managing the affairs of your home. But, she learned everything except the methods of raising her kids, preparing the food for her husband and managing her nest. As a result, the home collapsed on its occupants and the family ties vanished into thin air. Children got lost, and wives treated their husbands priggishly and sometimes even dispensed with them at all. A wife thinks now that she has a career like her husband, and that she spends almost the same amount of money on her house as he does. This was naturally conducive to the antagonism between the two of them, mostly ending in divorce. Woman have to lead the rest of her live alone without a husband. What, then, would be the alternative?.. This is generally the case in the western Countries. Where, then, is a womans dignity to them? I ask you to continue reading the chapters of this book as they illustrate to you the difference between good and evil, between what is and what should be, and between righteousness and sinfulness reflecting on the divergence between the benign principles of Islam and the corrupt convictions of the west. Since this book has been culled to be calling for the cause of Allah, I allow any person or institution to publish and distribute it gratis in any language or to republish it on the Internet provided that it is presented in completion without addition, omission or alteration. May Allah guide us to success. Thanks are due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and peace and blessings are due to the best of mankind, Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.
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