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Wide argumentation and multiple discussions are circulating these days about the essence of the state in Islam, especially, after the recent events which some Arab and Islamic countries witnessed of revolutions that toppled oppressive and unjust regimes in the sight of their people. Dialogues and discussions were held in the media about the Islamic solution —as an alternative for these oppressive regimes— between supporters and opponents who are afraid, skeptical, and rejecters. Several questions arise, of which are: • Was there a state in the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him)? What was the form of that state?…

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Prof. Mounir Mahmud Badwi Political science dept. KSU Introduction The latest developments of Arab spring phenomenon which many Arab countries, though politically, economically and socially different, are witnessing today, showed how influential Islamic power is salafists in all the Arab squares demanding change. Undoubtedly, throwing off all the chains of the ex-political regimes` oppression has greatly helped salafists to powerfully participate in the political game. It is the participation that is marked with two things, the first is the big number of people sympathized with salfists along with their utter loyalty to their principles and values -however they didn’t have…

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Fasting is not just about giving up food, but trying to be a better person for it, writes Hamza Yusuf Hamza Yusuf Hunger can bring out the worst in us. In a wonderful scene in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, a desperate and hungry Orlando comes upon Duke Senior and his exiled court in the forest, who are about to start dinner. Assuming the law of the jungle presides in Arden, Orlando brandishes his sword and demands food upon pain of death. Duke Senior rebukes him for his lack of civility, and wisely adds: Your gentleness shall force, more than…

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With the imbrication of different intellectual approaches and the difference of trends in these days, authentic Islamic thought has become strange or surprising for some people, especially with the many controversies and disagreements. Islamic thought needs agreed principles to clear its way, and to be the key outline of the Islamic thinker that does not prevent the diligent and the innovative to live with his thought through the set lines, and strive with his available means. Here, we are trying to offer a vision that we hope to be acceptable to Islamic thinkers about the most important features and controls…

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What are the main causes of the sustainability of Islamic laws? The legislation on the relationship between humans may be affected by ways of living and its changing and renewable means, but because Islam was of the last of divine religions and was directed to the whole world, the creator of the universe ensured to this message the qualities that make it applicable in all times and places, and these qualities are: First- the focus of the legislative texts on the generalrules, especially in the first place, the Holy Qur’an and some sayings of the Prophet (PBUH), such as the…

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Say, ‘Come I will tell you what your Lord has really forbidden you. Do not ascribe anything as partner to Him; be good to your parents; do not kill your children in fear of poverty’ – We will provide for you and for them – ‘stay well away from committing obscenities, whether openly or in secret; do not take the life Allah has made sacred, except by right. This is what He commands you to do; perhaps you will use your reason. Stay well away from the property of orphans, except in the way that is best, until they come…

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and whoso saved the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all humanity. (Quran 5:32) American Muslims have been working to build bridges of understanding and fulfilling their neighborly and community obligations as required by their faith. A recent case about a Christian child and how the Muslim community is trying to help is noteworthy. In early January the two-year old Ronan Godfrey had the late-night nose bleeding that lasted three hours. The paramedics did not see this as something unusual. But the next day the doctors gave him the preliminary diagnosis of…

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The worst enemies of Islam are from within, writes American convert scholar of Islam, Hamza Yusuf. This article first appeared in Q-News, Europe’s largest Muslim magazine. On September 11th our lives changed forever. We witnessed an act of aggression that in many ways does not have a parallel in past or present times. There are several elements that make this act unique, from the use of civilian planes as weapons of mass destruction to the attack on the most widely recognized skyscrapers in the world. Nor have we ever witnessed the terrible indictment of Islam as having a part to…

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By Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Ismail Al-Moqadem The unchangeable law of Allah, where the people of falsehood are against the people of the right, continued, as they continue to distort them, raise doubts about them to hinder (men) from the path of Allah, and would seek to make it crooked. Calls for reformation and renewal do not accept compromise, half measures or half solutions; it struggles against the corrupted beliefs. At the beginning, it might face a violent resistance from its opponents, as when it faces the conventional thoughts and tries to change it, it in fact defies its followers and…

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It should be noted from the beginning that the very term Islam implies that peace is the basis and the norm of Muslim/Non-Muslim relations. Islam is derived from the Arabic root [S-L-M] whose generic meaning includes the concepts “peace” and “submission”. From a spiritual perspective, Islam may be defined as attaining peace through submission to Allah or the state of peace in submission to Allah. Ample references in the Qur’an and Hadeeth reveal that this concept of peace embraces peace with God, inner peace as a result of that relationship with God, peace with humans, peace with the animal world,…

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