Posts Tagged "Islam in Ireland"

Singing and Music in Islam

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Blog

Singing and Music in Islam

While Muslims like Zaryab and Ottoman Sultans wrote and performed instrumentals centuries before there was a Joe Satriani, the Ummah became so shallow in understanding Islam that many of them declared all music to be haram. Even today, there are Muslims who hold this view and insist on it as if it was Qatai Thaboot Qatai Dalalah. There is no power except from Allah swt. Music is just one such issue that people have made controversial from an Islamic perspective. Ikhtilafi issues like music have always concerned me as I know people who heard the one sided opinion of those who declared such...

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Islam is the enemy of… the taxman

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Columns and Letters

Islam is the enemy of… the taxman

Throughout history, taxes have been charged on the funniest things. In 1660 England placed a tax on fireplaces, and in 1696 on the number of windows in one’s house – the latter only repealed in 1851. There have been taxes on soap, bricks, hats, wallpaper and candles. Russia’s King Peter even placed a tax on beards in 1705. Indeed, taxation has always been a topic of debate in history and unpopular taxes have resulted in protests, riots and even revolutions. In 1882 Britain monopolised the sale of salt and charged tax on it, which led to the famous Salt March by Gandhi in British-occupied...

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Islam is the enemy of… the bankers

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Columns and Letters

Islam is the enemy of… the bankers

The minions of Satan are very upset. They face huge problems these days, the biggest being that the illusion of a free world they created to fool the people is fading fast, and it seems that they made little preparation for such an eventuality. Capitalism, like Communism, was bound to fail one day. Its proponents thought they had evolved from monkeys into human beings and achieved perfection by changing the simple yet effective economics of bygone days into the rotten neo-liberal economies of today. They are now desperate to preserve the status quo and the so-called norms of modern...

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Syria – Where Angels Lay their Wings

Posted by on Dec 1, 2011 in Columns and Letters

Syria – Where Angels Lay their Wings

We are all watching the events happening in Syria with hope that the regime of the Alawi monster Bashar al Assad will soon be toppled. Reports of defections from the Syrian Army are nothing new: right at the beginning of the protests, soldiers with sincerity for their people refused orders to shoot at protestors and helped inform the world about the situation using modern media like YouTube. The defectors have now organised, and with no choice except to defend themselves along with the brave citizens of Al Sham, they have co-ordinated tremendous and bold attacks on Bashar’s Shabihas. Like...

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The Minion

Posted by on Jun 16, 2011 in Columns and Letters

The Minion

Published on June 16, 2011 Recently we’d been monitoring the Facebook fanpage of a New York Times journalist named Nicholas Kristof, and one of his opinion pieces caught our eye: he was writing about whether Islam is a problem. The baiting nature of that headline is worrying enough, but let’s take a closer look. Kristof starts by acknowledging that the Islamic Arab world was very advanced in the past compared to Europeans (missing the fact that the majority of Muslims in the world today are non-Arabs). But he persists in asking whether it was Islam that resulted in the decline that started...

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