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China’s Concentration Camps: What Can We Do?

It was just a week ago when news outlets, including Islam21C, [1] reported on a joint letter signed by 22 UN ambassadors condemning China for their abhorrent treatment of Uyghur Muslims. They collectively stated: “We call also on China to refrain from the arbitrary detention and restrictions on freedom of movement …

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President Morsi: “Our Brother, Our Martyr”

President Morsi: “Our Brother, Our Martyr” In a Facebook post, Ahmad, Mohammad Morsi’s son wrote: “ونعى أحمد نجل مرسي أباه في منشور على فيسبوك قال فيه “أبي عند الله نلتقي “Father, we will meet in the presence of Allāh.” President Mohamed Morsi (raḥimahu Allāhu) was a President like none other: …

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Prophet Lut (AS) – Sodom

Prophet Lut AS was the nephew of the Prophet Ibrahim AS. The story of his people and the punishment they were afflicted with was a shocking incident in the life of Ibrahim AS. Lut AS, as you will recall, left Ur with Ibrahim AS and settled in Palestine. Nothing authoritative …

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Weak Hadīth and Fadā’il al-A’māl

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Question: I have a question regarding the text Faza’il-e-A’maal by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi. From many I’ve heard that this text contains many weak hadiths and should not be read for the hadiths all are not saheeh. Is this correct? If so, please explain …

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Xinjiang: China bans Muslims from fasting in Ramadaan

  China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open. Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, but China’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist and for years …

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Sri Lanka: Government bans niqāb and burqa after attacks

Muslim organisations and human rights groups have criticised the ban as Muslims fear reprisal attacks. The Sri Lankan government has banned Muslim women from wearing the niqāb and burqa in public following the deadly attacks that took place last week. President Maithripala Sirisena said the ban was in accordance with …

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What Happened in New Zealand A Few Days Later

Reflections: In today’s current social and political environment, being Muslim is truly becoming a challenge; it’s a struggle. It feels like we’re living in the times that were described by the Prophet ﷺ in a number of different narrations. The Prophet ﷺ said, “A time will come upon people when a person practicing his …

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New Zealand Attack: 7 Things Muslims Must Know

In the name of Allāh the Most Gracious, Most Merciful. May Allāh’s peace and blessings be sent upon His final prophet and messenger, Muhammad (salla Allāhu ‘alayhi wasalam). Everyone has heard of the atrocity that took place in New Zealand on Friday the 8th of Rajab 1440, corresponding to 15th March 2019. …

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