Islam in the News (May )

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Islamism has been defined as: Maajid Nawaz , a former Islamist turned critic [22]. Subsequently, clarified to be “the desire to impose any given interpretation of Islam on society”. Moderate and reformist Islamists who accept and work within the democratic process include parties like the Tunisian Ennahda Movement. Another major division within Islamism is between what Graham E.

Fuller has described as the fundamentalist “guardians of the tradition” Salafis , such as those in the Wahhabi movement and the “vanguard of change and Islamic reform” centered around the Muslim Brotherhood.

At the siege of Vienna in Islam seemed poised to overrun Christian Europe. We are in a new phase of a very old war.

Human rights activists doubt such a claim, saying non-Muslim offenders are mostly deprived of legal assistance and thus pressured to be tried under sharia. The news about the flogging of the couple, identified as David Silitonga, 61, and Tjia Nyu Hwa, 45, is by no means the first of its kind. Sharia in Aceh has been controversial ever since it was first introduced shortly after the downfall of Soeharto in , when Jakarta was struggling to cope with an armed insurgency there.

But what type of sharia is implemented in Aceh? And how does a sharia-based legal system work there? Below are a few things you need to know about the legal system. Aceh was once a major Islamic sultanate in Southeast Asia. The history of sharia in modern Aceh, however, goes back to the early days of the Reform Era, when Jakarta decided to grant the province a special status. However, only in did Aceh formally introduce sharia as the law of the land through the enactment of three bylaws banning the consumption of alcohol, gambling and khalwat dating in secluded places.

The agency is tasked with coordinating three core sharia institutions: The bylaw stipulated that adulterers could be sentenced to death by stoning. In , the councillors revised the jinayat, scrapping the provision on stoning. The jinayat took effect in October

Gates of Vienna

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Assalamu ‘alaykum wa rahamatullahi wa barakatuhu: 1. Introduction. The history of the quest for the historical Muhammad in the modern Western literature has its origins from the time (c. CE) of Sir William Muir [1] and Alois Sprenger. [2]Both of them suspected that much of the Islamic traditions on Muhammad, which were accepted by Muslims as authentic, were in fact forged.

Militants from an al-Qaida splinter group held a military parade in their stronghold in northeastern Syria, displaying U. Militants from the splinter group held a military parade in their stronghold in northeastern Syria, displaying U. The United Nations warned that Iraq is at a “crossroads” and appealed for restraint, as a bloody four-day wave of violence killed people. Iraq’s new parliament is expected to convene to start the process of setting up a new government, despite deepening political rifts and an ongoing Islamist-led insurgency.

The fighting at Beiji comes as Iraq has asked the U. In the week since it captured Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, a Muslim extremist group has tried to win over residents and has stopped short of widely enforcing its strict brand of Islamic law, residents say. Churches remain unharmed and street cleaners are back at work Dearlove says that he has no inside knowledge obtained since he retired as head of MI6 10 years ago to become Master of Pembroke College in Cambridge.

But, drawing on past experience, he sees Saudi strategic thinking as being shaped by two deep-seated beliefs or attitudes. First, they are convinced that there “can be no legitimate or admissible challenge to the Islamic purity of their Wahhabi credentials as guardians of Islam’s holiest shrines”.

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Islamic State or IS , declaring itself a worldwide caliphate. I do not recommend using the term Islamic State because it blurs the lines between Islam, Muslims, and Islamists. The Arabs call it ‘Daesh’ and I will be calling them the ‘Daesh cutthroats.

Assalamo alaikum, I did every thing wrong in my life I cant even describe, I feel guilt and ashamed to my self, my name is ruin in society, I want say Taubah by heart to Allah.

Pakistan’s top human rights watchdog on Friday expressed “alarm and disappointment” over a declaration by the Council of Islamic Ideology that DNA tests are not acceptable as primary evidence in determining rape cases. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan described the Council’s decision as “regressive” and “unkind to rape victims”. In a statement, the Commission said: In these circumstances, it would be foolish to not depend on all the evidence that is available, especially something as incontrovertible as DNA test results,” the statement said.

The Council of Islamic Ideology, a constitutional body that advises the Pakistan government, announced on Wednesday that DNA tests cannot be used as primary evidence in rape cases. DNA can be used as secondary or supporting evidence in rape cases, the Council ruled. Refuting its importance and much more crucially, suggesting that it is made inadmissible as primary evidence helps the rapist and no one else,” the HRCP said.

Q&A: What you need to know about sharia in Aceh

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This papyrus deals with a dispute and its possible resolution.

Panellists: Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Senior advisor to Indonesian Vice President Boediono; Tim Lindsey, Director, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society; Yuli Ismartono, Deputy Editor in Chief of.

Muslim] who was slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.

It is a hard fight. It’s extremely difficult, day after day, when you face people and say, “If Sharia law is taken to its logic this is what things are going to look like” and you come across people who say, “You got it all wrong. I wasn’t used to arguing with vice presidents. People who are viewed as “insulting” Islam are regularly threatened with violence, including death. This happens inside and outside Islamic countries, occurring in the form of legal sanctions in the former, with efforts to institutionalize such prohibitions everywhere, so that Islam could not be criticized even, for instance, in the United States.

Yet most of the genuine insults to Islam these days come from Muslims themselves. If anyone’s purpose was to discredit Islam by vicious actions done in its name, there is now abundant evidence that this is the program of many Muslims, including several internationally recognized Islamic states. In April , the radical Islamic group in Nigeria, Boko Haram “Education is forbidden” kidnapped girls out of a government school in the north of the country.

The leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, subsequently asserted, in a videotaped message, that the girls were now slaves and would be sold as slaves. This must be cold comfort for the anti-American ideologues who want to convey the impression that slavery was invented in America and was a unique evil imposed by white people on Africans, and that one of the worst and most unforgivable things about slavery was sexual expoitation.

Now Abubakar Shekau openly proclaims slavery and sexual slavery part of the program of Islamic revival, and he is correct in terms of traditional Islamic law, where slaves are indeed the sexual property of their owners. Although Michelle Obama joined a Twitter campaign to “free our girls,” the girls mostly have not been freed, but have vanished into forced conversion, forced marriages, and slavery.

Predestination in Islam

Literature and Terrorism In an age of terror, how does literature help us transcend our reality, lend perspective to our confusion by pulling us into the past and other cultures, and give expression to our anguish and fear through catharsis? They survived it; so can we. In this course we will define terrorism the way the Arabs define it, as any organized violence, by an individual, group or state, legitimate or illegitimate, against a civilian population, either intentional or unintentional.

Black Water is both a personal and stylistic meditation on terror as well as an indirect indictment of the terror a powerful political leader has over an innocent civilian. Sometimes real life provides so much terror that the reader hides in literature for escape, seeking fantasy, happy endings, funny, harmless stories that eschew the turmoil of an unlivable situation. No one can take too much of one thing.

The Prime Minister says it was a mistake to invite the Shady Sheik to Kirribilli House and condemns the Sheik’s teaching on gays. but the Shady Sheik’s views are the views of Islam.

The phrase means “the divine decree and the predestination”; al-qadr derives from a root that means to measure out. Muslims believe that the divine destiny is when God wrote down in the Preserved Tablet “al-lawh al-mahfooz” several other spellings are used for this in English all that has happened and will happen, which will come to pass as written. According to this belief, a person’s action is not caused by what is written in the preserved tablet, but rather the action is written in the tablet because God already knows all occurrences without the restrictions of time.

The phrase reflects a Muslim doctrine that Allah has measured out the span of every person’s life, their lot of good or ill fortune, and the fruits of their efforts. Were we not with you? If thy Lord had so willed, He could have made mankind one people: Except those on whom thy Lord hath bestowed His Mercy: Verily, that is easy for Allah.

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