Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Opiate of the masses?

Ramadan during the time of the Prophet (saw), the Sahaba (ra) and the early generations was often a time in which the Ummah had to fight battles to liberate lands from the oppression and tyranny of man made laws, to protect the honour and lives of persecuted Muslims.

These days, Ramadan is only talked about in the context of fasting, praying, reading Quran and donating to charities. The comprehensive ideology of Islam is being reduced in peoples minds to an ascetic religion of apologists and pacifists, also known as "moderates". A religion in which they lie that the word 'Zakah' is charity, even though the Prophet (saw) made it a tax and NOT charity. A religion in which they use twisted words to suggest that Jihad, especially "greater jihad" is the battle against the self even though the term Jihad in the context of Quran and Sunnah frequently refers to fighting wars with swords and arrows; in fact in the Quran, the term 'Qitaal' is also used, which is even more explicit.

The ideology (complete deen) of Islam can lift the scourge of misery that the Ummah currently faces; whether it is genocide in Burma and Central African Republic, or the occupation of Palestine, or the drone bombings against Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan etc. On the other hand, the "religion" of Islam is merely an opiate of the masses.

TMQ 2:217 They ask thee concerning fighting in the Prohibited Month. Say: "Fighting therein is a grave (offence); but graver is it in the sight of Allah to prevent access to the path of Allah, to deny Him, to prevent access to the Sacred Mosque, and drive out its members." Tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter. Nor will they cease fighting you until they turn you back from your faith if they can. And if any of you Turn back from their faith and die in unbelief, their works will bear no fruit in this life and in the Hereafter; they will be companions of the Fire and will abide therein.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Elle est Charlie

After the Paris March became old news and the dumb selfies holding up pens are long forgotten; suddenly, defending #freespeech and "the right to offend" aren't looking so trendy right now. Welcome to the face of what Charlie Hebdo truly represented- not looking like such a pretty picture anymore is it?

Thursday, 26 February 2015

At war with Islam

The pic is my response to the following quote from US president Obama "The notion that the West is at war with Islam is an ugly lie," Obama said. "And all of us, regardless of our faith, have a responsibility to reject it."

You don't have to look far to see who is coming out with the "ugly lie". Obama's response to last year's Gaza massacres (that Israel "has a right to defend itself") was enough to give carte blanche to the IDF who went on to bomb schools, hospitals, homes, even fields (to destroy the crops) and has since prevented building materials and medical supplies from being sent in. On top of that, Obama (knowing full well that these massacres were deliberately targeting thousands of innocent women and children) went on to supply the IDF with even more weapons when their supplies ran low. This is not an isolated case either but in fact a pattern of atrocities that appears across the Muslim world.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Je ne suis pas Charlie

This post has not been made as an endorsement of the recent Paris shooting. This post has been made to highlight the media double standards used to manipulate the public to view Muslims in a bad light, especially Muslims who do not advocate such disgusting so called "free speech". If you find this image offensive, then bear in mind the images published by Charlie Hebdo were FAR more offensive than this in their depiction of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as they depicted him undressed with genitalia on display.