Archive for June 2008

The Prophet of Islam on Youtube

June 14, 2008

Abu Hafsah Kashiff Khan, one of the speakers at the upcoming ‘Islam in America’ conference recently delivered a lecture covering some of the recent controversies surrounding the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and salutations of Allah be upon him).  The lecture can be viewed on Youtube.com

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6

 From the issues covered in this lecture are:

– A response to the Pope Benedict XVI and his comments during a theological lecture at the University of Regensburg, in Bavaria wherein he quoted the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaiologos, who said,

Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.

– A reply to the Danish cartoons directed at the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and salutations of Allah be upon him), taken from the speech of Rabi’ Ibn Hadi al-Madkhali – former professor and head of the Department of Prophetic Traditions at the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

– A response to Ayan Hirsi Ali who defended the Jyllands Posten cartoons under the guide of ‘free speech’ and ‘freedom of expression.’

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The Conference Venue

June 11, 2008

As should be known by now, the conference venue will be the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Grand Rapids MI from Friday August 29th-Sunday August 31st – Allah willing.

For those planning to attend from out of town, please call: 616-940-8100 to book a room, as they are going fast.  Be sure to explain that you are coming for the ‘Islam in America Seminar’ in order to get the $69.00 a night discount.  We hope to see you there.

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Polygyny in Islam – Live Radio Broadcast

June 10, 2008

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Polygyny in Islam: Live Radio Broadcast – Listen to the recording of a recent radio program broadcast live on 900AM WURD in Philadelphia PA.  Abul-Hasan Maalik Ibn Aadam appeared as a guest of the show to explain polygyny in Islam.  He additionally spoke about womens rights in Islaam, especially in polygynous marriages, and he also took questions from Muslim and non-Muslim callers.

Terrorism: Between Modern Western Thought and Islamic Belief

June 10, 2008

Terrorism: Between Modern Western Thought and Correct Islamic Belief – Abu Hafsah Kashiff Khan

The speaker analyzes what has historically been regarded as ‘terrorism’ in Western literary works and lexicons after the renaissance, drawing upon examples from the French Revolution and other notable events that helped formed modern western society.  He then goes on to contrast this historical record with the true position of orthodox Islam on terrorism, finally going on to speak about the current heads of terrorism, the Muslims and the non-Muslims from amongst them.

Islam’s War on Terrorism – A Clarification to the British Media

June 10, 2008

A Clarification To The Media – Islaam’s War On Terrorism
Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Wahid

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In English
The Gaurdian newspaper: “Scholars hit back at ‘evil’ bombers”
Lecturers tour mosques to win over youth

Martin Wainwright Friday July 29, 2005 The Guardian

Qur’anic scholars (1) started a tour of Muslim communities in Britain yesterday to underline their unequivocal horror at suicide bombings and terror attacks.

Using texts from both the Qur’an and 1,200 years of Islamic jurisprudence, they will speak in Bradford, Birmingham, Sheffield and London after an initial meeting in Leeds where three of the July 7 bombers lived.

Seven lecturers are addressing open meetings in English, Arabic and Somali in a programme entitled Islam’s War on Terror, backed by posters and leaflets which describe suicide bombers as “perpetrators of evil“.

We have been arguing this case for many years, with regard to such bombings overseas, including in Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Egypt,” said Asfal Choudhary, one of the organisers of the opening meeting in Leeds. “But now there is all the more need for the voice of truth to be heard.”

More than 150 people listened to 90 minutes of closely argued reasoning at the Pakistan community centre in Harehills, Leeds, where the attacks were condemned as contrary to every principle of Islam. Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Wahid, a scholar from Birmingham, accused radical clerics such as Abu Hamza, formerly of the Finsbury Park mosque in London, of “poisoning young minds” with an entirely false version of the religion.

He deplored the combination of human rights laws and constant media attention which gave exiled radicals in Britain a platform to “preach evil” for more than a decade and commit acts absolutely abhorrent to Islam such as circulating videos of terrorist beheadings and other atrocities. Twisting of the concept of jihad had led to grandiose visions of “Islamic empires” and the right to kill so-called “apostates” (disloyal Muslims) which were nowhere supported in the Qur’an.

“I become a target. You become a target,” he said. “The terrorists make no distinctions and are absolutely indiscriminate. It is the most disgraceful of crimes.”

A simplistic anti-American feeling had also led people to claim sectarian terrorists in Iraq, or even Saddam Hussein, as Muslim or Arab heroes when they were nothing of the sort.

He also called on mosques and communities to address the problem of disaffected Muslim youth in Britain. He told the meeting: “They have a burden of personal baggage – confusion about their culture, identity and religion – and we must make it clear that we understand this and care about it. We must get out on to the streets and speak to them on their level. Because if we do not, Hamza and Bin Laden will.”

The meeting also discussed the issue of raising the level of understanding of Islam in British mosques, and the effects of a lack of intellectual training – and also experience of the west – among some imams recruited from overseas. Abu Khadeejah said that it was a cause for concern that of 105 mosques in Birmingham, only one conducts Friday sermons in English.

Our mosques should have more contact with all communities and that is a handicap,” he said. “There is a danger that we spend too much time discussing foreign politics instead of addressing the problems of Muslims here.”

Footnote: (1): Here the journalist refers to the term ‘scholars’. The Salafi lecturers and preachers regard themselves as mere conveyors of the truth and students of knowledge. They themselves refer back to the Scholars of the Salafi Creed and Methodology both past and present.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1538541,00.html

Lecture Date: [27-Jul-05]

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The Truth About Islam – from Science, Sacred Scriptures and Sound Logic

June 10, 2008

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The Truth About Islam – From Sacred Scriptures, Science and Sound Logic – Abul-Hasan Maalik Ibn Aadam, presents this detailed study into the Religion of Islam, drawing upon not only religious scripture, but also the statements of well-respected scientists like Albert Einstein amongst others. He also draws heavily upon research studies on issues such as adultery in the United States, all of which point to the validity and justification of Islam in western society.

View this Lecture on YouTube: