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Stoning, lashing, et al:of Shariah

CAPITAL punishment is applicable to crimes committed against the five basic human rights that we mentioned: Life, property, honor, religion and intellect. The penal system can be divided into three categories: Hudood; Qisas; and Ta’zeer. Qisas has already been discussed in the first part of this article. Ta’zeer is disciplinary …

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UKZN – ISRAELI AMBASSADOR

Dear Brothers and Sisters Academics and students at UKZN as well as solidarity activists had protested that the deputy Israeli Ambassador was due to speak at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and the lecture was cancelled, the university giving very curious reasons about the concerns of safety and security and …

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War on Terror

Power, propaganda and conscience in the ‘War on Terror’ 26 January 2004 I am a reporter, who values bearing witness. That is to say, I place paramount importance in the evidence of what I see, and hear, and sense to be the truth, or as close to the truth as …

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10 Lies of Bin Laden Fable

OPINION by Paul Joseph Watson – Merely a week after President Obama announced the death of Osama Bin Laden, there is literally a deluge of evidence that clearly indicates the whole episode has been manufactured for political gain and to return Americans to a state of post-9/11 intellectual castration so …

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Intended Insults: Unintended Consequences

Intended Insults: Unintended Consequences By Khalid Baig Posted: 6 Muharram 1427, 5 February 2006 On 31 January, Carsten Juste, editor-in-chief of Jyllands-Posten, published an open letter to Muslims saying he was sorry that Muslims took offence from the cartoons (which his cultural editor had commissioned for the express purpose of …

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The Cartoon Saga

Defending the Honour of Allah’s Beloved Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam In light of recents events (Facebook-World wide, M&G-South Africa) targeting the honour of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, it is imperative for Muslims to understand the true nature of these events, the motivation behind them and our response to such …

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Western hostility towards Islam springs from ignorance

A few quotations from westerners about Islam and the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam: ‘Sabb ar-rasul, slandering of the Prophet, is one of the worst crimes.’ -Professor Annemarie Schimmel ‘Western hostility towards Islam springs from ignorance.’ -Karen Armstrong ‘There can be little doubt that the public’s perception of Islam has tended …

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Mufti Taqi Usmani urges Muslims to boycott Facebook completely

In today’s (21 May 2010) Friday  khutbah at the Baitul Mukarram mosque in Karachi, Mufti Taqi Usmani, one of the senior most scholars in the world, said to an audience of several thousand individuals to completely boycott Facebook. He lashed out on those who perpetrate such crimes and declared that …

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Facebook: Social Networking or Social Engineering?

By: Mirza Yawar BaigPosted: 6 Jumad al-Thani 1431, 20 May 2010 The big question is, ‘What is social networking and how is it useful?’ Of course you will hear the usual bleating saying, ‘It is so nice to know what my sister is doing….blah, blah.’ So ask this person, ‘Why …

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