Introduction to Judaism


 

by Dr. Zakir Naik

(I) INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM:

Judaism is one of the important Semitic religions. Its followers are known as Jews and they believe in the prophetic mission of Prophet Moses (pbuh).

(II) CONCEPT OF GOD IN JUDAISM:

(i) The following verse from the book of Deuteronomy contains an exhortation from Moses (pbuh):

"Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adna Ikhad"

It is a Hebrew quotation which means:

"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord"
[The Bible, Deuteronomy 6:4]

The following verses are from the Book of Isaiah:

(ii) “I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 43:11]

(iii) “I am Lord, and there is none else There is no God besides me.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 45 : 5]

(iv) “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 46:9]

(v) Judaism condemns idol worship in the following verses:

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth."

"Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God."
[The Bible, Exodus 20:3-5]

(iv) A similar message is repeated in the book of Deuteronomy:

"Thou shalt have none other gods before me."

"Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, orthat in the earth beneath, or that is in the water beneath the earth."

"Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God."
[The Bible, Deuteronomy 5:7-9]

In Judaism too, we find the same thread of monotheism, that is seen in other religions.

(III) MUHAMMAD IN JEWISH SCRIPTURES (THE OLD TESTAMENT):

1) Muhammad (pbuh) prophesised in the book of Deuteronomy:

a) God Almighty speaks to Moses in Book of Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 18:

"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."

b) Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is like Moses (pbuh):

i) Both had a father and a mother.

ii) Both were married and had children.

iii) Both were accepted as Prophets by their people in their lifetime.

iv) Both besides being Prophets were also kings i.e. they could inflict capital punishment.

v) Both brought new laws and new regulations for their people.

vi) Both died a natural death.

c) Muhammad (pbuh) is from among the brethren of Moses (pbuh). Arabs are brethren of Jews. Abraham (pbuh) had two sons: Ishmail and Isaac. The Arabs are the descendants of Ishmail (pbuh) and the Jews are the descendants of Isaac (pbuh).

d) Words in the mouth:

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was unlettered and whatever revelations he received from God Almighty he repeated it verbatim.

Deuteronomy (18:18):

"I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him."

2) Muhammad (pbuh) is prophesised in the book of Isaiah:

It is mentioned in the book of Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12:

"And the book is delivered to him that is not learned saying, ‘Read this, I pray thee’; and he saith, ‘I am not learned’.

"When Archangel Gabriel commanded Muhammad (pbuh) by saying ‘Iqra’, he replied "I am not learned".

3) Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon

chapter 5 verse 16:

"Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehrace Bayna Jerusalem."

"His mouth is most sweet: ye, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughter of Jerusalem."

All the prophecies mentioned in the Old Testament regarding Muhammad (pbuh) besides applying to the Jews also hold good for the Christians (H Q. 61:6).

The Woman’s Status In Christianity And Islam

This page was created to compare a woman’s status as seen in Christianity and Islam. 

The sources are mainly the Bible, Quran, and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.

The First Woman / Eve

Christianity (Bible)

"When the woman (Eve) saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband (Adam), who was with her, and he ate it…Then the man (Adam) and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?" He (Adam) answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." And he (God)  said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" The man said, "The woman (Eve) you put here with me-she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." To the woman he (God) said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” To Adam he (God) said, “Because you listen to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.” Genesis 3:6-17

Islam (Quran)

(God said):”O Adam! You and your wife dwell in the Garden, and enjoy (its good things) as you wish: but do not approach this tree, or you run into harm and transgression.” “Then began Satan to whisper suggestions to them (Adam and Eve), bringing openly before their minds all their shame that was hidden from them (before): he (Satan) said: “Your Lord only forbade you this tree, lest you should become angels or such beings as live for ever.” “And he (Satan) swore to them both, that he was their sincere adviser.” “So by deceit he brought about their (Adam and Eve) fall: when they tasted of the tree, their shame became manifest to them, and they began to sew together the leaves of the Garden over their bodies. And their Lord called to them: “Did I not forbid you that tree, and tell you that Satan was an avowed enemy to you?” “They said: “Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: if You do not forgive us and do not bestow upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be lost” Quran 7:19-23

Female Gender vs. Male Gender

"…if a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days…but if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks…" Leviticus 12:2-5

"To Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female children to whomever He wills and bestows male children to whomever He wills. Quran 42:49

  “He who is involved in bringing up daughters, and accords benevolent treatment towards them, they will be protection for him against Hell-Fire.” Prophet Mohammed (SAW)

The Female Spiritual Essence

"I find more bitter than death the woman who is a snare, whose heart is a trap and whose hands are chains. The man who pleases God will escape her, but the sinner she will ensnare." "Look," says the Teacher, "this is what I have discovered: "Adding one thing to another to discover the scheme of things-while I was still searching but not finding- I found one upright man among a thousand, but not one upright woman among them all." Ecclesiastes 7:26-28

"And Allah sets forth, as an example to those who believe, the wife of Pharaoh: behold she said: ‘O my Lord! build for me, in nearness to You, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings, and save me from those that do wrong," "And Mary the daughter of Imran, who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations, and was one of the devout (servants)." Quran 66:11-2

"Heaven is at the feet of the mothers." Prophet Mohammed (SAW)

Menses

"When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening. anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. Whoever touches her bed must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Whoever touches anything she sits on must wash his clothes and bathe with water, and he will be unclean till evening. Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, he will be unclean till evening." Leviticus 15:19-23

Ali asked the Prophet Mohammed if when a man and a woman make love then their clothes stick to them from the sweat of their bodies, or if when a woman has her period her clothes stick to her body, are the clothes considered unclean? 

The Prophet replied: “No, the uncleanness is only in the semen and the blood.” Prophet Mohammed (SAW)

Sexual Relation During Her Menses

"Do not approach a woman to have sexual relations during the uncleanness of her monthly period." Leviticus 18:19

"They ask you concerning women’s courses (period). Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: so keep away (of making love) from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean…" Quran 2:222

A Woman’s Right to Education

"let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law, and if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for woman to speak in the church." 1Corinthians 14:34-35

Seeking knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim man and Muslim woman. Prophet Mohammed (SAW)

Right to Inheritance

"Say to the Israelites, ‘If a man dies and leaves no son, turn his inheritance over to his daughter…’" Numbers 27:8

"From what is left by parents and those nearest related there is a share for men and a share for women, whether the property be small or large, -a determinate share." Quran 4:7

Dressing Modesty / Head Covering

"Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man who prays or prophesies with his head covered dishonors his head. And every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head…If a woman does not cover her head, she should have her hair cut off; and if it is a disgrace for a woman to have her hair cut or shaved off, she should cover her head" 1 Corrinthians 11:3-6

"I also want women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God" 1 Timothy 2:9-10

"O Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons (when abroad): that is most convenient, that they should be known (as such) and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." Quran 33:59 

…they (believing women) should not display their beauty and ornaments except what (must ordinarily) appear thereof; that they should draw their veils over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands’ fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women…or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex…” Quran 24:31

Polygamy

"After he left Hebron, David took more concubines and wives in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him." 2 Samuel 5:13

"He (Solomon) had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines…" 1 Kings 11:3

"And Lamech took unto him two wives: the name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah." Genesis 4:19

"If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the first-born son be hers that was hated: then it shall be, when he maketh…" Deuteronomy 21:15

"if he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage, shall her not diminish." Exodus 21:10

"If you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one… to prevent you from doing injustice." Quran 4:3

Prohibition in Marriage

"Do not take your wife’s sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living." Leviticus 18:18

"Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: -your mothers, daughters, sisters…and two sisters (the wife and her sister) in wedlock at one and the same time…" Quran 4:23

Divorce

"…Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery." Mark 10:11-12

"O Prophet! When you do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed periods, and count (accurately) their prescribed periods: and fear Allah your Lord…" Quran 65:1

The Divorcee & Widow

"…who marries the divorced woman commits adultery." Matthew 5:32 

“‘The woman he (the priest) marries must be a virgin. He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people.’” Leviticus 21:13-4

"If any of you die and leave widows behind, they shall wait concerning themselves four months and ten days: when they have fulfilled their term, there is no blame on you (marrying widows) if they dispose of themselves in a just and reasonable manner…" Quran 2:234

The Respect of Parents

"Then he (Jesus) went down to Nazareth with them(his parents) and was obedient to them…" Luke 2:51

"For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Anyone who curses his father or mother must be put to death." Mark 7:10

"Each of you must respect his mother and father…" Leviticus 19:3

"He (God) has made me (Jesus) kind to my mother, and not overbearing or miserable." Quran 19:32

"And We have enjoined on man (to be good) to his parents: in travail (pains of childbirth) upon travail his other bore him, and in two years was his weaning: (hear the command), "Show gratitude to Me and to your parents: to Me is (your final) Goal." Quran 31:14

What Are The Signs Of Allaah’S Love For His Slave?


All Praises Be To Allaah

Putting light on a serious and weighty matter, which none attain but very few of the righteous slaves of Allaah. 

The love of Allaah is “the status for which the righteous compete and strive… It is the nourishment of hearts and souls… the delight of the eyes… It is the life of which one who is denied it is dead… the light which the one who loses it is in deep darkness… the healing of which the one who is denied is sick… the joy which the one who is deprived of it lives in distress and pain…  

It is the spirit of faith and good deeds… by means of which one may draw closer to Allaah… which, when it is absent, one is like a body in which there is no soul.” 

O Allaah, make us among those whom You love. 

The love of Allaah has signs and causes which are like the key to the door. These causes include the following: 

1 – Following the guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Allaah says in His Holy Book (interpretation of the meaning): 

“Say (O Muhammad to mankind): If you (really) love Allaah, then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’aan and the Sunnah), Allaah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allaah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful

[Aal ‘Imraan 3:31] 

2-5 – Being humble towards the believers and stern towards the kaafirs, waging jihad for the sake of Allaah, and not fearing anyone or anything but Him. Allaah has mentioned these qualities in a single verse, in which He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion (Islam), Allaah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the way of Allaah, and never fear of the blame of the blamers”

[al-Maa’idah 5:54] 

In this verse Allaah describes the attributes of those whom He loves, the first of which is: humility and not being arrogant towards the Muslims, and being stern towards the kaafirs, and not humbling or humiliating oneself before them. They (the ones whom Allaah loves) strive for the sake of Allaah, against the Shaytaan, the kuffaar, the hypocrites and the evildoers, and they strive against their own selves (jihad al-nafs). They do not fear the blame of any blamer, because so long as they are following the commands of their religion, he will not care about anyone who mocks him or blames him. 

6 – Doing naafil (supererogatory) acts of worship.  Allaah says – according to a hadeeth qudsi – “My slave keeps drawing near to me by means of supererogatory acts of worship until I love Him.” Supererogatory acts of worship include naafil prayers, charity, ‘Umrah, Hajj and fasting. 

8-12 – Loving, visiting one another, helping one another (financially) and offering sincere advice to one another for the sake of Allaah. 

These attributes were mentioned in a single hadeeth in which the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) narrated that his Lord said: “My love is guaranteed for two who love one another for My sake; My love is guaranteed for two who visit one another for My sake; My love is guaranteed for two who help one another (financially) for My sake; My love is guaranteed to two who uphold ties with one another for My sake.” 

Narrated by Ahmad, 4/236 and 5/236; al-Tanaasuh by Ibn Hibbaan, 3/338; the two ahaadeeth were classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 3019, 3020, 3021. 

What is meant by “two who visit one another for My sake” is that they only visit one another for the sake of Allaah, seeking thereby His pleasure for their loving one another for His sake or cooperating in worshipping Him. 

From al-Muntaqa Sharh al-Muwatta’, hadeeth 1779. 

13 – Being tested. Calamities and disasters are a test for a person, and this is a sign that Allaah loves him, because this is like medicine: even though it is bitter, but still you offer the medicine, despite its bitterness, to the one whom you love; and Allaah’s is the highest description. According to a saheeh hadeeth: “The greatest reward comes from the greatest trial. When Allaah loves people, He tests them, and whoever accepts it gains the pleasure of Allaah and whoever complains earns His wrath. 

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2396; Ibn Maajah, 4031; classed as saheeh

For calamities to befall the believer is better than punishments being stored up for him in the Hereafter. How can it be otherwise when he is raised in status and his bad deeds are erased thereby? The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When Allaah wills good for His slave, He hastens his punishment in this world, and when He wills bad for His slave, He withholds his sins until he comes with them on the Day of Resurrection.”  

Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 2396; classed as saheeh 

The scholars have explained that the one from whom calamities and trials are withheld is the hypocrite, for Allaah withholds [his punishment] in this world, so as to bring him with all his sins on the Day of Resurrection. 

O Allaah, make us among those whom You love. 

If Allaah loves you, do not ask about the good that you will attain and the virtue that you will acquire… it is sufficient for you to know that you are beloved of Allaah. The great fruits of the love of Allaah for His slave are as follows: 

1 – People will love him and he will be accepted on earth, as it says in the hadeeth narrated by al-Bukhaari (3209): “When Allaah loves a slave, He says to Jibreel, ‘I love so-and-so, so love him,’ so Jibreel loves him and then calls out to the people of heaven, ‘Allaah loves so-and-so, so love him,’ and the people of heaven love him, and then acceptance is placed in the Earth for him.” 

2 – What Allaah has mentioned in the hadeeth qudsi of the great virtues of those whom He loves. It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6502. 

This hadeeth qudsi includes a number of benefits of Allaah’s love for His slave: 

(i)                “I am his hearing with which he hears” i.e., he does not listen to anything but that which Allaah loves.

(ii)              “his seeing with which he sees” i.e., he does not see anything but that which Allaah loves.

(iii)            “his hand with which he strikes” i.e., he does not do anything with his hand but that which Allaah loves.

(iv)            “and his foot with which he walks” i.e., he does not go towards anything but that which Allaah loves.

(v)              “Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him” i.e., his du’aa’s are heard and his requests are granted.

(vi)            “and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it” i.e., he is protected by Allaah from all things… 

We ask Allaah to help us to please Him. 

And Allaah knows best.

"We Do Not Need Your Tears Here!"


Safar 23, 1433 A.H, Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ahmad related that Rasul Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

"There will always be a group from my Ummah triumphant upon the truth, victorious over their enemies, there will be no harm from those who oppose them and they will not be harmed until the order of Allah comes and they will be like that (triumphant).

The Sahabahs asked, “O RasulAllah, where are they?” He said, “In Baytul-Maqdis and the precincts of Baytul-Maqdis.””

“Dont Cry, The Mujahideen Said” - Mohd. Tahir Abd. Rahman

The meeting with the Palestinian fighters twitched my heart. There are those with maimed hands, missing legs and crippled limbs. We were so touched that we shed our tears. But the Mujahideen right away said: “Don’t cry.

“We do not need your tears here. What’s important is your do’a so that we will remain strong here to keep on fighting for your masjid.

“Send our salam to the people of Malaysia. Please believe in this struggle so that we can together defend the rights of the Islamic ummah.”

Those Mujahideen smiled. We were amazed by the richness of their spirit. They do not mind, they are ready to sacrifice their lives anytime for the sake of defending the rights of the Muslims. Ouch! I feel so tiny when compared to the spirit of their jihad.

Not only the adults, even the small children there have a big ambition. Just ask those children, what do they want to be when they grow up?

Their answer is, we want to be Mujahids! Their enthusiasm and the educations that had been fed in them are so intense. I still remember, while organizing an iftar program in a masjid there, at that time the noises coming from the Palestinian children, who were so cheerfully playing, could be heard. However, as soon as the azan reverberated and the time for solat began, not even a drop of sound was heard from the mouths of those children until we finished performing the taraweeh.

All those children were orderly in their respective saf (row), even the four year old little ones did not dare to make a sound. They do not need to be monitored, but they already know that when the prayer time comes, it is a time that must be respected and where you cannot make a noise.

It ticked in my heart to say, if in Malaysia I would not fell this atmosphere. Normally, during the taraweeh prayer in the masjid, it is surely accompanied by the noisy sounds of children playing outside the masjid. Not to mention those who play firecrackers which could startle the imam.

In Gaza, where ever we go, the children would come to crowd around us. They stretched out their hands. Not to beg, but just to shake our hands. Their faces were cheerful when seeing their brothers from other places coming to visit them.

You don’t need to give out money. Those kids would not accept it. You would not find the term ‘beggar’ here. They are not taught to beg even though life is hard, on the contrary they are nurtured so as to always share whatever they have with others.

If someone gets a loaf of bread, then he too would share it with his other friends. Even if only a little piece of the bread would remain for him, he would not mind. What’s important is that the received rizq is shared together. That’s one of their manifestations there, a thing that I could not see in our country.

Yes, Gaza needs our help, but do you know that at the same time the population there can collect donations as well to be given to our needy brothers in Somalia? Subhanallah.. even though they are in hardship, but they still give contributions, although a little, because they believe, our brothers in Somalia are more in hardship and need to be helped as well. Do we here possess this noble character as them?

Like one of the meanings in surah At-Tawbah which says: “Indeed, Allah purchases the body and soul of those who fight in Allah’s cause.”

These are the people of Palestine. They do not cry when they lose a leg or hand, they are not afraid to go to the battlefield. Because they say, Allah has bought their body limbs. Therefore, they don’t mind losing them. Can we afford to be like them?

“Two Children Of Ummu Ahmad Shaheed” - Noorhasyimah Ismail

The woman’s name is Ummu Ahmad. In her smile the woman said, she has lost two of her sons who had been shaheed in the battlefield. I asked, how could she be that calm after losing her beloved children? She did not answer the question but instead advised, “Protect the religion, indeed the Jews are our enemies.” And if possible that woman said, she wanted to be pregnant again so that she could continue to give birth to Mujahideen.

Then I remembered when we visited a house. The house was so small and had no room. The roof was only made from plastic materials weighted with stone in every corner to stop the plastic roof from being blown by the wind.

It is in the narrow house that a husband and wife live, along with nine children and their in-laws. It is in that space that they gather, sleep and cook. They are burdened with poverty but strangely, their faces are always laughing cheerfully while recounting how they undergo the routines of life. There is no look of sadness, no complaint, let alone to be grim. If in our place, are we able to tell the difficulties of our lives in the state of smiling and laughing like that?

Next, we met with another woman. She has also lost a son who was shaheed for the sake of the Islamic struggle. The story goes that, during the early stage after she lost her son, she always cried remembering her deceased son. But one day, she dreamed of being visited by that of her son. He said, “Ummi, I am now in Paradise.”

The dream was like a message so that she would not cry over the death of her son again. Only then the woman realized that there is no need to cry again. Instead, she is proud because her son has become a dweller of Paradise.

This is the story of another family that we met. A man was telling the story about his younger brother. He said that his brother whose name was Muhammad went to the battlefield only 13 days after he got married. Before going out of the house, Muhammad said to the wife whom he just married: “I will go and fight, indeed I marry you because I wanted to complete my Islam.” And after that Muhammad departed as a Palestinian Mujahideen, wearing his wedding shoes.

Muhammad was martyred in the fight. And after the expiry of the idah, his brother married Muhammad’s widow, who was his sister in law before.

This is our son, who we named Muhammad, in commemoration of the name of my younger brother who had been killed while conducting jihad in Allah’s cause,” he said while holding on his laps a cute little boy, aged around 2 years.

Meanwhile, the mother of the two brothers took out a shirt of his late son. She kissed it and then she cried. Then her son right away hugged the mother and said: “Be proud mother, indeed Muhammad is waiting for us in Paradise!” We, who listened to their story also shed our tears, it’s akin to a drama. But that is the truth.

I also remember the story of a teenage girl. She is still 16 years old but is already drenched in sweats working as a ‘fisherwoman’ at the sea of Gaza to provide for her family. Her father has been sick and cannot afford to work anymore. While her siblings are many and still young.

Every day, the teenager would go to the sea by rowing a small boat to catch fish. Just imagine, in that young age, she already has to the breadwinner of the family and not the least she is daunted to ford the vast sea alone.

And when we asked what assistance would she like to lighten the burden of her whole family, it’s not money or food that was asked by the girl. Instead, she only wants a small motorboat which can help ease herself in seeking the rizq (sustenance) in the vast sea.

Rowing the boat takes a long time. It suffices if there is a boat with an engine,” she said. Indeed, it really touches our hearts us to see her. As a woman, I am very impressed with the women in Palestine. They lost their husbands, the lost their children and they are burdened with poverty. But they are strong, determined, resilient and the most important, they never want to beg.

They do not raise their children with the feeling of sadness and deprivation. Instead they always train their children to be grateful. No matter how difficult their lives are, they would remind their children to be grateful because there are others who are less fortunate than them.

That’s one of the ways the mothers produce the characters of a fighter in the selves of the children since a young age. The struggle to them is not to kill, but to train the toughness of the self so that they could be strong in countering the enemies.

Their emotions and psychology are trained to be fearless or to not cry when attacked, but to continue fighting even armed with only a stone for the sake of defending the rights of Muslims.

Due to that, it is no surprise why there are a lot of hafiz and hafizah born in the land of Palestine. And it is no surprise too why the Jews are still failing to conquer Gaza, though they have been trying for decades. The women there are very strong, able to give birth to a lot of Mujahideen.

On average, every family have eight children or more than that. May be we imagine that with such a number of children, how are their lives going to be. On the contrary, despite the deprived life, all those children have already been independent since a young age, they know their roles and responsibilities with each other.

The children are still sent to school even though many of the school buildings have been damaged and full of bullet marks. In fact, children with disabilities are also sent to school because knowledge to them is very important. So, it is no surprise when we met many disabled and mute children capable of sounding the recitation of the Qur’an.

Yes admittedly the Jews should be feeling confused, it has already been decades that they are bombing Palestine, it never reduces. Instead, the population of Palestine are increasing because when they killed a Palestinian who was shaheed, the replacement would be born.

Even though the women there lose their children, they always want to give birth again because they know, it is one of the favours that Allah gives to them to give birth to fighters who would conduct jihad in His cause. Subhanallah….

“The Bombings Are Music!” - Muhammad Munawer Ismail

Previously, when the Zionist regime was controlling Gaza, it was indeed difficult to dream of setting foot there. However, since Israel pulled out their military, the chances of the NGO’s to come to Gaza to channel aids, started to open up. Due to that, when selected to go to Gaza, I was really grateful to Allah. Yes, I really wish to see the land which is said to be full of blessings. 

One day before departing to Gaza, we received the news that Gaza had just been bombed by the enemies. More or less, the feeling of fear and worry did conjure up. Strangely, once we entered Gaza the feeling of fear and anxiety went away just like that. In fact, we did not think of death anymore or maybe got shot by the enemy while we were there. We seemed to have forgotten that Gaza is a land that is always rained with bombs. True indeed, the land of Palestine is filled with barakah.

Even though the Israeli troops are not seen in the streets anymore, but almost every day we could still hear the sounds of bombing from the air, carried out by the Zionists Jews, but not in the slightest were we afraid. In fact, when asking the people there, the sounds of bombing are as if a “music” in their lives. As if it is not complete if the “music” is not heard.

I remember when passing through a street where on its left was a former settlement of the Jews which had been abandoned. The land there was all dried up, no life, it was like a dead plain.

On the other hand, on our right was the settlement of the Palestinians. The area is very fertile, and all the eyes see are greens with date trees producing abundant fruits. 

And again, when we visited the site of the fish pond farm, we were surprised when we saw that they are able to rear tilapia fish in sea water, whereas it is in the category of a freshwater fish. In fact, the fishes farmed there could breed easily into large quantities, that they are always enough to be supplied to the poor.

The same goes with the project on cattle farming. The quantity of milk produced by the cattles is so plentiful, it exceeds the normal level usually produced by other cattles all over the world, that they are able to produce thousands of liters per day to be distributed to the population of Gaza.

Also look at the waters of the Gaza sea which is controlled by the Jews. The fishermen are only allowed to go no further than three nautical miles. If we are to follow logic, there would be not much fish in such a small range of expanse. But strangely, those fishermen still find their catch. Thus how blessed the land of Gaza is.

Even though the Zionists are carrying out various blockades on Gaza, akin to being the largest ‘prison’ in the world, our brothers there do not complain. They will keep trying to find sustenance. Whatever they work on will easily bring on yields. If it’s animal farming, the livestock will easily breed. If it’s vegetable growing, the vegetable will grow fertile. 

Another thing, the people of Gaza are very amanah (trustworthy). Seems different from our people here. One of the aids granted is the scheme of the appropriation of micro credits without deposit. They are given loans of a sum of money to be used as a capital, so that they can do something to generate the family income.

After earning enough to recover the loan, they themselves came to pay it. There is no need to be reminded, no need to be looked for, but they remember their debts. There is no such term as ‘running away from debt’ like our people here. They know, there are other people who again need the money they have borrowed. Can we follow the pure values practiced by them?

NOTE: Mohd. Tahir, Noorhasyimah and Muhammad Munawer are amongst the volunteers of Aqsa Syarif Malaysia who were involved in making the mission A2GA to Gaza successful in August 2011.

Their objective of going there was to channel the contributions of the people of Malaysia, besides to outline the various projects which would help to generate the economy of the population of Palestine, such as the fish farming project, cattle farming, bread factory and many others.

To those who wish to give contributions for Gaza, they can contact the number of Aqsa Syarif Malaysia (60-03-87334636) or surf the website (www.aqsasyarif.org.my).

Source: Majalah Mastika January 2012

Translated and Submitted by a Mujahid

The Prophet (Salalaho Alayhi WaSallam) one day said to Hazrat Ali (ra): Ali Do these five things before going to bed at night: 1. Give 4000 Dinaars in Sadaqa and then sleep 2. Read one complete Quran and then sleep 3. Pay the price for Janna’h and then sleep 4. Make two people happy with each other when they are upset and then sleep 5. Do one hajj and then sleep Hazrat Ali (ra) said, Ya Rasulallah (Salalaho Alayhi WaSallam)! This looks impossible, how will Ibe able to do it? Then the prophet (Salalaho Alayhi WaSallam) replied: 4 times reading surah Fatiha is equals to four thousand Dinaars giving in Sadaqa. 3 times reading surah Ikhlas (Qul hu Allahu Ahad) is equals to one complete Quran. 3 times reading any durood shareef (Shortest: SallAllaho Alaihi Wa Salam) isthe price of jannat. 10 times Astagfirullah (or any istighfar)is equals to making two unhappy people happy with each other. 4 times third Kalima is equal to performing one Hajj. After this Hazrat Ali (ra) said, Ya Rasulallah (s.a.w)! Now I will do all these before going to bed. SubhanAllah!! ♥ How Many of u will do d same ????????? ~Kindly Share ~

Message Of Islamic Emirate To The Army, Police And Security Apparatus Of The Kabul Administration

Rabi-ul-Awal 30, 1433 A.H, Thursday, February 23, 2012

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

It is common knowledge that our country is physically under the occupation of foreign invaders and during this decade of incursion, our countrymen have had to face numerous crimes and horrors. Similarly, our religious sanctums have repeatedly faced violations and blasphemy; our young generation is being pushed towards misguidance and ethical deviations under the slogan of ‘freedom’ and new doors of corruption are being flung open for them everyday; blind imitation of the western infidels is being encouraged in our cities and villages; the veil of modesty and dignity is being uplifted from our women under the slogans of ‘women rights’; our countrymen are being called towards the abrogated religion of Christianity and hundreds of other similar misfortunes have befallen every facet of our lives from the onset of the invasion which pushes us away from our religion and culture.

All of these things are the gifts brought to us by the accursed western invasion which is forcing it upon us under the name of democracy. In order to change this state of affairs, every single individual in our society must carry out their duty as it is an obligation binding on them both religiously and morally. A group from amongst the Afghan society which can play a very effective role in wearing down the foreign enemy is the youth who, under various flawed justifications have joined and are physically present in the ranks of the so called police, army and other security apparatus of the Kabul regime. This group, despite being extremely erroneous in their choice because with great regret, they are right now siding with the opposition against the vanguards of truth (Mujahideen) and have raised their weapons against their own people but there is also no doubt that in their midst, there are also the real sons of this nation who courageously stood up to the foreign invaders and butchered the murderers of thousands of our countrymen by paying the price with their heads. The consciousness, deeds, actions and intentions of these young men are completely worth decorating and the leader of Islamic Emirate and its Mujahideen also praise their valor.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan calls on all the youth present in the security apparatus of the Kabul regime to fulfill their religious and national duty, to repent for their past sins and to record their names with gold in the history books of Islam and Afghanistan by turning their guns on the foreign infidel invaders instead of their own people as part of their Islamic conscious, brotherhood and as part of their national honor in order to take revenge for the decade old oppression of our nation by the infidel occupiers and to record their names in the ranks of warriors of Islam. These youth must realize that this is there best opportunity of gaining success in both this world and in the hereafter. The Holy Prophet (SAW) says: “لایجتمع کافر وقاتله فی النار” - Those who kill an infidel shall not be put into hell fire with him meaning that the killing of a warring infidel earns one a place in Paradise. And similarly, such warriors are also honored and remembered as heroes amongst the people in their life time and after their death. Those courageous youth who intend to carry out such heroic strikes will be supported and given a lending hand in everyway possible by the Islamic Emirate as part of its religious obligation.

Islamic Emirate gives guidance to all its officials to give all possible assistance to the families of those in the opposition rank who take steps against the invaders, to hold them in high esteem, welcome them as heroes and to introduce them to their leaders so they can be shown extra appreciation.

Wasalam

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Message Of Islamic Emirate To The Army, Police

And Security Apparatus Of The Kabul Administration

Rabi-ul-Awal 30, 1433 A.H, Thursday, February 23, 2012

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

Last Tuesday night, the American invaders continued their barbaric acts and once again raised their hands in blasphemy against the sacred book of the Muslims (Holy Quran) by disrespectfully throwing hundreds of its blessed copies into the fire in Bagram military base. The zealous and faithful people of Afghanistan, in defense of their sacred book and in response to the savage actions of the American crusaders took to the streets and have held heated protests throughout the country against the American occupiers for the past 2 days during which tens of them have been martyred.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, despite condemning the American perpetrators of this unforgiving crime in an official statement on the initial day, it once again deems the ruthless martyring of the defenseless protestors by the barbaric Americans and their despicable backers as inhumane, unethical and an unjustifiable action, against which it gives its Mujahideen and its honored nation the following guidance:

1. As the repeated desecration and burning of the Holy Quran of the Muslims at the hands of the Crusaders is the natural and deliberate act of these infidels, then as part of our defense of our sacred book, we should not be satisfied with mere protests and empty slogans but the military bases of the invaders, their military convoys and their troops should become a target of our courageous attacks. Kill them, beat them, take them as prisoners and teach them such a lesson that they never summon the courage to abuse the Holy Quran again.

2. The infidel American officials want to cool down the feelings of the Muslims in reaction to this reprehensible act with mere dramatic apology but in reality, give free hand to its barbaric soldiers to continue with their savagery. The Muslim Afghan nation must not be deceived by their superficial apologies and must continue seeking revenge until punishment is dished out with your hands to the perpetrators of this heinous crime for their despicable transgression.

3. That the protection of the blood and wealth of every Muslim is the duty of all Muslims according to Shariah and transgression against it is absolutely prohibited therefore the target of revenge of the protestors should only be the American occupiers, their facilities and properties and not those of the ordinary people.

4. The despicable backers of the invaders who have turned a blind eye towards the unforgiving crime of the infidels due to their cowardice and as defense of them, are halting the march of the protestors then they should be prosecuted for their actions before the Americans.

5. As the Holy Quran is the sacred book of all the entire Ummah therefore the Islamic Emirate calls on all the Muslims of the world, their governments and people, religious officials of the two sacred mosques and the religious centers of Darul Uloom Deoband and Al Azhar, as part of their religious obligation and fervor to take a united stand against the desecration of our common book by the American aggressors. Condemn their unforgivable crime both practically and verbally and back the legitimate struggle of the Muslim Afghans against them.

Wasalam

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Province of Chechnya. Apostates prepare for birthday of Prophet (pbuh): organizing autorallies and pouring ‘saint water’

Publication time: 2 February 2012, 01:46 

In connection with the preparation for a large-scale bida′a (innovation) of celebrating the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) the Kadyrov’s apostates organized an autorally on the 31 January, on the route Jokhar-Urus-Martan-Achkhoy-Martan.

In the rally participated the polytheists from the editorial centre named after the Chechen apostates′ boss Akhmad Kadyrov, and also those from the Kadyrov′s club Ramzan.

In all the localities of the route, the auto-ignorants were distributing specially edited by the Kadyrov′s DUM, or Muftiate, booklets with the biography of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

"A whole range of large events is prepared in the republic, dedicated to the coming holiday", said to the Caucasian Knot a Kadyrov′s DUM thug.

According to him, in the early morning of 4 February the polytheists will give fireworks in Jokhar, after which a “collective morning prayer” will be performed in the main Kadyrov′s mosque of fitna, or discord.

During the day the sufis will run and clap their hands, performing their “mavlids”.

The innovational rites will be performed in all the Kadyrov′s mosques, while in the regional centres and localities the polytheists will organize animal sacrifices. This is reported by Umma News.

Department of Monitoring

Kavkaz Center

Naturei Karta, Good Jews? JAKARTA – Some Muslims think that there are good Jews, usually attributed to the Naturei Karta, a group of anti-Zionist orthodox Jews. The anti-Zionist attitude of Naturei Karta in fact had made members of Naturei Karta shot by Israeli forces. Rizki Ridyasmara, an expert in Zionism, rejected if it is said that there are good Jews, because according to him, there is not much difference between the Zionist Jews and the non-Zionist Jews.

“The Zionist Jews and the non-Zionist Jews are equally hostile to Islam, the Muslims all these while have been fooled,” Rizki told arrahmah.com amid the “Unveiling The Misguidance of Shiah” Seminar at Masjid Baitul Karim, Tanah Abang, Jakarta, Sunday (5/2).

The Naturei Karta’s difference with the Zionist Jews, according the Rizki, only lies in the belief in welcoming the arrival of the Messiah into the world, in the framework of leading the Jewish nation, and the establishment of, for the third time, the Temple of Solomon, which had been destroyed twice, by Nebuchadnezzar and the Roman Emperor. However, in the attitude of being anti-Muslims they are just the same.

“If the Zionist Jews believe that before the coming of the Messiah, they must first build the Temple of Solomon, then the Naturei Karta believe that the temple must be established with the Messiah after has come into the world” declares this author of conspiracy book.

What is more, he asked the Muslims to judge things by the Qur’an and Sunnah. Especially in addressing the Jews, because according to him there is no differentiation of the Jews, who are Zionist and who are Non-Zionist.

“Nothing in the Qur’an about good Jews, Wa lan tardha ankal Yahudu walan nasara hatta tattabi’a milatahum. That’s all,” he said citing the Qur’an.

To build the third Temple of Solomon, the Jews need to destroy and tear down Masjid Al-Aqsa and construct the Temple of Solomon on top of its ruins, according to him the Naturei Karta and Zionist Jews, have the same conviction in destroying Al-Aqsa. “They are both using the Talmud, so they are the same in addressing Al-Aqsa,” Rizki exposed.

Touching on the intimacy of the Naturei Karta, the Orthodox Jews who have been warmly welcomed by Ahmadinejad, with Iran, Rizki added that there is bizarreness with the Shiahs of Iran. “According to the words of my friend who have attended university in Tehran, there is no Sunni masjid there, but there are 40 Synagogues in Teheran,” he concluded.

Reasons Why The Muslims Of Pattani Rise Up Against Siam (Thailand) 1- Why do the people of Pattani rise up to fight against Siam (Kingdom of Thailand)? It’s because of the demands of human instinct to do so, for the arrival of Siam to Pattani is Haram (illegitimate), 

Because the State of Siam was based on regional EXPANSION, or the love of regional expansion; due to that in 1786 AD Siam carried out actions of intrusion against the State of Pattani. And then Pattani fell into the hand of Siam, since that defeat Pattani has been colonized, oppressed, the human rights seized, the people ill-treated, enslaved, burned alive, submerged under water, buried alive, captured as prisoner of wars, becoming forced labours and slaves, imprisoned and banished.

2- The Basis of The Pattani Independence Movement 

: Pattani Daral Harbi : for being invaded by the kafir Siamese, war in the country of Daral Harbi is fardhu ‘ain, this has been agreed by the entire ulama’s of Islam, the 4 Madzhabs say that: "Jihad for independence is fardu ‘ain for all of men and women when the country is intuded, invaded, oppressed and ill-treated." 

: The UN Charter has set that for every colonized nations, it has the rights to determine its own destiny, as well as improve the recognition of the human rights and foundation of freedom for everyone, thus the national independence movement was born all over the world, in Asia, in Africa and Latin America .

: Based on the above subjects, the Muslims of Pattani rise up to perform the obligation of liberating the occupied motherland and the oppressed society from the accursed colonizers, hence the Pattani independence movement is a movement that is made fardhu (obligated) to all Muslim Malays of Pattani.

: If there is anyone from among the Muslim Malays of Pattani who conspires and supports the invader nation of Siam, as well as giving recognition to the king of Siam and his queen as a father and mother and can afford to sincerely claim that he is Thai, of Thai descent and Thai in nationality, then this person is RADDAH (murtad), rebellious to the religion, nation and homeland.

3– The Ruling of Jihad according to Islamic Shari’ah : 

: In the war between the Daral Islam State and the Daral Kuffar State, so all the wills of Abu Bakar al-siddiq to Commander Usamah and his forces apply; i.e. his order to not kill children, old people, the females, monks, to not cut down crop trees, burn houses, kill livestocks, torture prisoners of war and mutilate corpses.

4– The Perspective of the World On The Pattani Independence Movement

: The Siamese intruded, invaded, oppressed, murdered, burned alive and buried alive, as well as submerged alive the people of Pattani, banished them far out of the country like animals (all these were done by Pukong Sharot against the people of Bacok and Yingo district, also by Pukong Sampech against the people of Saiburi district) but they are on the right and just side. On the other hand, if the people of Pattani are doing the same thing against those intruder people of Siam, they will always be heralded as terrorists, brutal and cruel, by the reporters and media in general??!

: The Siamese deploy their troops and enough war equipments into the land of Pattani, which aims at fighting the people of Pattani, killing, torturing and capturing and imprisoning them, and they are considered as right and just. But when the people of Pattani conducted reactions and attacks in the land of Siam, they are considered as criminals and terrorists.

: The Siamese have killed a lot of Muslim religious teachers of Pattani and imprisoned them for no crime, and all those are considered as right and just?! But why when the people of Pattani retaliated in almost similar way with the atrocities they have committed, it is always considered as savage, evil and cruel.

Yemen. Under Rule Of Al-Qaeda 

Publication time: 9 February 2012, 01:17 

Ansar Al-Sharia (Supporters of Sharia or al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula) are opening a new front which is the media front, so will they be superior in it as they were superior skilfully in the front of military war, either we like that or not all the data on the ground indicates that Ansar Al-Sharia is superior to the military machines of the government, and they are today opening a new front which is the media front after they achieved a partly relative stability in the battle front…

Those who follow the news of these Islamic groups see that they may succeed in the media front and they thus seek to achieve a new victory… which may be in this stay stronger than the military victory.

Departure of the plundering gangs and banditry

In an exploratory tour which the weekly Adeni newspaper Al-Omanaa did in the Islamic Emirate of Waqar (formerly Jaar), to view the impression of the people and their coexistence with Ansar Al-Sharia who control the city and manage the responsibility of the social life and security in it.

This city was from the most uncontrollable and chaotic where banditry, theft and murder spread and gangs were a consistent and organized power, and have leaders that supervise it and lead it and there is no one similar to them in any other region or city as many have was known about them in Jaar and outside it.

As soon as Ansar Al-Sharia controlled this city and imposed themselves as a reality, the gangs of banditry and theft in the beginning showed cooperation with them, and lost when it tried to keep the city in chaos and continuing the plunder and looting to fulfil their desires, which was meet with refusal and fighting from Ansar Al-Sharia and they demanded the implementation of the Islamic Sharia on every violator as what happened later after the full control as implementing the Haad of theft and the Qisas in murder and other Hudud, which made the leaders of these gangs forced to leave the region and the city after a fierce fight as the people of the city say.

Return of life to the city of Waqar

Al-Omanaa newspaper visited several locals who were selling and buying in the stalls and stores, as well as offices of the administrations of Ansar Al-Sharia and public markets, also took some photos that show the vehicles and equipments of Ansar Al-Sharia which does its role in cleaning the streets from rain water and fixing some of the dilapidated water pipes and cleaning the environment from the pile of garbage, in addition to seeing the projects that were presented by Ansar Al-Sharia to the locals during the period of their rule to the city.

One of the youth called ‘Razq’ sells petrol in the black market hangs the picture of the Jihadi leader Osama bin Laden behind him on a tree that he leans against and in front of him are the barrels of petrol, he said to Al-Omanaa:

"Frankly the situation that we live in from security, stability and justice we haven’t heard of and seen before except when Ansar Al-Sharia came to us and fought the thieves, murderers, gangs and corrupt people and they helped us in many unresolved problems and solved it"… and he added: "Thanks to Ansar Al-Sharia I leave my belongings in the street in any time and go to sleep in the night and return in the morning and they remain in its place and nobody can take anything, and if someone dared he will find his hand separated in front of him".

As for Lutfi Abduljaber the owner of a shop of cloth:

"I have never witnessed this security and stability before, we used to be blackmailed by the thugs of the regime under any excuse like the commercial register and licenses and sums of money were taken from us daily under any excuse, I used to pay to display my merchandise on the door of the exhibition, I mean in front of the shop… But today Alhamdulillah with the grace of Allah and due to the presence of Ansar Al-Sharia I didn’t pay one Riyal and I’m not afraid or concerned on my trade as before, I go out from my shop to pray with my shop open and I don’t need from close it as long as there is someone who will do justice to me if someone dared to touch my work".

On his part Adnan Al-Sharaabi a vegetable seller said:

"Yesterday we used to pay everyday 1500 to the thugs of the authority for squatting on the street but today we don’t pay one Riyal under the rule of Ansar Al-Sharia, they didn’t ask for anything except to move away from the street so that we don’t cause congestion for the shoppers".

The food aid

On the other hand in a visit to the office of public relief and meeting - Obaid Marzooq, one of the supervisors of the relief committee - who explained that the office of relief was opened since the departure of the displaced from Zinjibar and it gathers the subsidies and receives it several organizations and distributes it on the poor and displaced stating that it covers 20 thousand family from Al-Haror to Al-Arqoub except Batees, Al-Hissin and Al-Rawaa for the presence of another branch that covers these regions and all of it are under supervision and organization of Ansar Al-Sharia.

And he added: ‘There isn’t any problems or shortening or disorder since every family is given a sack of rice and a sack of wheat and some sugar and lentil and two bottles of 10 liters oil and some salt and sack of barley and beans, in addition that these subsidies are delivered to the far away people to their homes, including the displaced of Zinjibar in the Emirate of Waqar who are almost 3700 family.

Solving cases unsolved from 20 years

The court of Waqar became a model that people speak about everywhere and one of the women said to one of the youth “If you have a right you will only find justice with Ansar Al-Sharia after they gave me my right which no one gave me from twenty years”, the court in Waqar solved cases which were unsolved from more than 20 years after all the people were unable to solve it and today these cases only took one week to solve it.

Restoration of health

Regarding the health aspect, the deputy of the director of the health centre Mohammed Nassir Saeed said to me that after the warplanes targeted Al-Razi hospital which covered many of the problems, Ansar Al-Sharia equipped a health centre like the first aid and providing services to it… stating that who remained from the medical staff which departed after the destruction of the hospital with the aerial bombardment are working next to the Doctors Without Borders.

And he said that the problems that they face is that the centre is small because of the receiving and throng of the sick.

And Mohammed Nassir requested from the benevolent wealthy people and the organizations to present medical services and rehabilitation of Al-Razi hospital and develop it to return to work and save the lives of the citizens who suffer hardship after it covered some of the important matters like operations and surgeries and other in a state of instability, but today after providing security and safety and spreading instability we find that it is a chance to rehabilitate the hospital and develop it. And if we find someone who listens who has humanity and conscience to help us in rehabilitation of the hospital and return of the doctors to it after they were displaced by the shelling of the warplanes - according to him.

Piles of garbage and sewerage

In the same time Al-Omanaavisited one of the faltering projects from almost 15 years and wasn’t rehabilitated despite receiving sums of money in its name, which is the project of the sewerage and the piles of garbage that were neglected by the former local authority and Ansar Al-Sharia expelled it and restored the sewage system who the locals said that they very much affected from it because of the return of the sewage water to the bathrooms in the houses, it is supposed that Asphalt passes over these sewage that extends to the cement factory and these sums of the money were paid from the German project but it wasn’t completed because of the corruption that was practiced by the former authority.

Providing the water and electricity services

Regarding the water projects the water system was rehabilitated by Ansar Al-Sharia after the project was neglected and some of it were stolen by the farmers that were investing it and depriving the locals from their drinking water and the Ansar Al-Sharia role was fighting disorder and rehabilitated the systems and brought pumping equipment and rehabilitated one fifth of the wells, after they in the beginning they kept barrels in every neighborhood until the water project was rehabilitated.

In addition to that Ansar Al-Sharia launched a project of electricity and delivering it to several regions after it were deprived from it since 1986, and from these regions Sakin, Eiis, Sayhan, Al-Jabalain and Hajfour, which was met with widespread satisfaction among the people of these regions since they accomplished within months what the former authority was able to do in tens of years.

And Ansar Al-Sharia don’t receive any sums of money from the citizens in return for providing these services that they present to the people.

Wagdi Al-Shaabi,
newspaper Aden Life

Source: Ansar al-Mujahideen Forum

Kavkaz Center


My Husband, Conduct Jihad In Allah’s Cause! To be a man, the duties are not light. And we, i.e. your wife and your children, understand this. On one hand, you struggle to work for a living, for the maintenance and whatever is best for us, to the extent that you forgot to take care of yourself. On the other hand, you also have to condition your self and your heart for your own interests, in addition to the fulfillment of your duties to Allah. Maybe it is hard for you to choose, or give precedence to which is more of a priority.

O my husband, please do not hesitate! Prioritize the interests of Allah over ours. And, insha Allah, we will be patient. Especially when the call of jihad is calling you, never you doubt again. Lighten your steps, and depart!

You are our hero. The exemplary leader of our family, so do not fear or worry when you are leaving us. I will be your faithful assistant, who will take care of the children and myself. Don’t let the honour of our Muslim brothers be torn apart. Don’t let the Kuffaar harass Islam, our honour.

Do not let the worldly affairs burden you, let alone if they bind you heart to remain here. Please depart!! As for us whom you leave behind… my husband, you still have me. And we both have Allah, Who will always protect us. Please have a full trust on that.

The affairs of this world, insha Allah, do not worry us. And if instead you only remain here in silence and with a light heart letting the oppression of our brothers and sisters, then how can I lift up my face, while Allah is not pleased with you?

How Allaah will bring The Dead back to Life on The Day of Judgment

Among His signs is that you see the earth dry and barren; and when We send down rain on it, it stirs to life and swells. Surely God Who gives the dead earth life will raise the dead also to life. Indeed, He has power over all things. (41:39)







O mankind! If you are in doubt concerning the Resurrection, (consider that) We created you of dust, then of semen, then of a fertilized ovum suspended on the wall of the womb, then of a lump of flesh shaped and unshaped, so that We demonstrate to you Our power. And We keep in the wombs what We please to an appointed term, and afterwards We bring you forth as infants, then We cause you to grow up, that you reach your prime. Among you some die (young) and some are sent back to the feeblest phase of age so that they know nothing after they had knowledge. You sometimes see the earth dry and barren. But when We pour down rain on it, it trembles, and swells, and grows of every pleasant pair. That is so because God is the Truth, and He it is Who gives life to the dead, and He is powerful over all things. (22:5-6) 
 
 
Does man think that he will be left to himself uncontrolled (without purpose)? Was he not a drop of fluid which gushed forth? Then he became a clinging clot; then He shaped and fashioned, and made of him a pair, the male and female. Is He then not able to raise the dead to life? (75:36-40)

Look at the prints of God’s Mercy: how He gives life to the earth after its death. Lo! He verily is the Reviver of the dead (in the same way), and He is able to do all things. (30:50)

God has brought you forth from the earth like a plant. And to the earth He will restore you. Then He will bring you back fresh. (71:17–8)

Have faith and trust in Allah

Ibn Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) said, “When Prophet Ibrahim (alaihi assalam) was thrown into the fire, he said: ‘Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and, He is the Best Disposer of affairs.’ So did the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) when he was told: ‘A great army of the pagans had gathered against him, so fear them’ But this (warning) only increased him and the Muslims in Faith and they said: ‘Allah (Alone) is sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us)’”

[Sahih al-Bukhari]

Commentary:

Even in the worst circumstances one should always have faith and trust in Allah.

And Allah Knows Best!


أَذَان‎, Adhan: The Islamic Call to Prayer:
اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ ,اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ,  Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, 
ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ ,ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ, Ash-hadu-ala-ilaha ilAllah, Ash-hadu-ala-ilaha ilAllah, I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah, I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah,
ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻤﺤﻤﺪﺍﺮﺴﻮﻝاﷲ ,ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻤﺤﻤﺪﺍﺮﺴﻮﻝاﷲ, Ash- ha- du anna Muhammadar Rasoolullah, Ash- ha- du anna Muhamma-dar Rasoolullah, I testify that Muhammed (ﺼﻟﻰﺍﷲﻋﻠﻴﻪﻮﺴﻟﻢ) is the Messenger of Allah, I testify that Muhammed (ﺼﻟﻰﺍﷲﻋﻠﻴﻪﻮﺴﻟﻢ) is the Messenger of Allah,
ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﺼﻼﺓ,ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﺼﻼﺓ ,ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﻓﻼﺡ,ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﻓﻼﺡ, Hay-ya alas-Salaah, Hay-ya alas-Salaah, Ha-ya alal-Falaah, Ha-ya alal-Falaah,  Hasten towards Prayer, Hasten towards Prayer, Hasten towards success, Hasten towards success. 
اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ,  Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, 
ﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ ,ﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ, Laailaaha-il-Allah, Laailaaha-il-Allah, There is none worthy of worship besides Allah. 						There is none worthy of worship besides Allah.

أَذَان‎, Adhan: The Islamic Call to Prayer:

اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ ,اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest,

ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ ,ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ, Ash-hadu-ala-ilaha ilAllah, Ash-hadu-ala-ilaha ilAllah, I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah, I testify that there is none worthy of worship but Allah,

ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻤﺤﻤﺪﺍﺮﺴﻮﻝاﷲ ,ﺍﺸﻬﺩاﻦﻤﺤﻤﺪﺍﺮﺴﻮﻝاﷲ, Ash- ha- du anna Muhammadar Rasoolullah, Ash- ha- du anna Muhamma-dar Rasoolullah, I testify that Muhammed (ﺼﻟﻰﺍﷲﻋﻠﻴﻪﻮﺴﻟﻢ) is the Messenger of Allah, I testify that Muhammed (ﺼﻟﻰﺍﷲﻋﻠﻴﻪﻮﺴﻟﻢ) is the Messenger of Allah,

ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﺼﻼﺓ,ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﺼﻼﺓ ,ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﻓﻼﺡ,ﺤﻲﻋﻠﻰﺍﻠﻓﻼﺡ, Hay-ya alas-Salaah, Hay-ya alas-Salaah, Ha-ya alal-Falaah, Ha-ya alal-Falaah, Hasten towards Prayer, Hasten towards Prayer, Hasten towards success, Hasten towards success.

اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ اﷲﺍﻛﺑﺮ, Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest,

ﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ ,ﻻاﻟﻪاﻼﷲ, Laailaaha-il-Allah, Laailaaha-il-Allah, There is none worthy of worship besides Allah. There is none worthy of worship besides Allah.

(Source: poeticislam, via ya-allah)