Combating Islamophobia: Obligation of Scholars

DR. IQBAL UNUS Director of The Fairfax Institute, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), UK ONE COULD POSIT THAT THE ORIGINS OF ISLAMOPHOBIA REST IN THE West’s fear that the growing Muslim influence may threaten Western hegemony, in the Western civilization’s definition of the “other”, in the West-centric historical narrative, and in the West’s claim to exclusive ownership of universal values.

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Islamophobia : Prejudice and Strategy

DR. LOUAY SAFI Executive Director of ISNA Leadership Development Center, USA BLAMING ISLAM AND MUSLIMS FOR THE RISE OF TERRORISM THAT threatens the United States and the West is at the heart of the strategy developed by individuals and groups whose systemic attacks on Islam and Muslims, borne out of either ignorance or hatred, constitute the recent and painful reality we call Islamophobia.

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The First Religious Foundation: Waqf

If the divine consent is removed from the dough of the voluntary organizations which is shaped with the enthusiasm that stems from the Quranic verse: “You will not reach the goodness unless you donate of what you love,” the ignorance era will return and the disasters and destructions will start.” In our historical documents, the concept of waqf is described as: “To assign the benefits of a property to the public; to regard it as the property of Allah and to prohibit anyone to own it forever.”

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“Who speaks for Islam?”

Research conducted by Gallup showed that Bush was not telling the truth and on the contrary, Muslims admire for the freedom and technological developments of the Western World. Public opinion researches giving the results opposite to the customary and memorized propagandas or not supporting the views of dominating powers are bound to face with the campaigns of denigration and destruction.

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Spirit of Madina and The Unity of Islam

We are today more powerful than yesterday. There is no doubt that in being more powerful tomorrow than today if our unity and union get richer. We never abandon our hope from the Allah’s mercy and never will do. Our union will be the voice of all of the Muslims in the world especially in the field of decision mechanism. However, these problems can not be solved by the external interferences. There is no need to try to find out the solutions at the outside. Import formulas can not be…

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Correct Understanding of the Quran

“Whatever befell the children of Israel will all befall my people step by step. If one of them openly commits adultery with his mother, there will be one out of my people who will do this. The children of Israel divided into 72 nations. My people will divide into 73 nations (sects). All except one nation (community) among are doomed for Hell.” They asked, “O the Herald of Allah! Which (nation) is that?” He said, “Those who are in my and my companions’ way.” (Tirmidhi , Ebu Dawood, Taberani) Let’s assume…

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Guidance on the Path of Faith

Sometimes we get in trouble with some questions in our mind. It suddenly comes and never goes. We try to believe but something is wrong. If we do not reply them in a logical way, it is hard to get over. There are some troublesome questions. Let’s read… Can existence of Allah be proven? Answer: The existence and oneness of Allah is absolutely so evident that there is no need to prove it. Perhaps asking for the proof of existence of Allah is something like the fish’s asking for the…

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Allah is the Unique God to be Worshipped

The person who does not accept and believe in Allah has to accept all the other things as his god and worship them but the one who believes in the owner of the universe and just worships Him, in contrast, is safe from worshipping any other things. Understanding that all the creatures are servants bestowed to him by Allah for His mercy’s sake, he ascends to the position of The Caliph of the World. With an example, I want to explain the fact which was stated in the following sentence of…

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Islamization of the Science

The light of the conscience is the true religious sciences. The light of the mind is the contemporary sciences. With the unity of the two, the reality reveals. With these two wings, the endeavor of a student flies high. When they are apart, fanaticism is born from the former; suspicion and deception are born from the latter. THESIS ON ISLAMIZATION OF THE SCIENCE A group of Muslim scientists led by Palestinian Professor Ismail Faruki who assassinated by Zionists in 1986 and Iranian Professor Seyed Hussein Nasr, have been in an…

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