Jewish and Muslim unity

Bradford Synagogue

We’re constantly bombarded by implicit and explicit images of the relationship that Jews and Muslims supposedly have in today’s world. We are bombarded with the cliched reminder that we “used to get along” but recently have become enemies. We’ve almost become used to it, accepted it as some sort of reality. And, ironically, all these “interfaith” events can often cause us to feel even more disconnected. They just don’t seem as genuine as a true connection. It would seem the only people you would need to show such “unity” with is people you don’t get along with.

Jewish-Muslim relations always get a bad press. In the link below popchassi.com have posted just a few examples of how members of each community have helped each other. It all started at the advent of Islam when Jews would flee the Christian persecution in Europe and seek sanctuary under Muslim rule. But such help is not ancient history. Muslims saved Jews during the Holocaust, a Muslim raised funds for a Synagogue so that Jews in his area didn’t have to travel 10 miles to pray – the list may be endless.

Original Source: 10 images of Jewish Muslim unity that go beyond the headlines

Live Friday Prayers – 11th April 2014

Today is Friday and we are once again broadcasting our Friday Prayers for those of you who are unable to attend a Mosque in person.

You can listen to the Khutba, given in English and Arabic, and then follow along with the Jummah prayers.

Today’s Khutba, from our Mosque in Wembley, will be given by Shahid Aziz, of the UK movement of the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam.

Our broadcast will start at the following local times:

1.00pm United Kingdom

17:00pm Pakistan

08:00am USA New York (times vary in different states in America)

Click here to watch our LIVE BROADCAST

World Wars and hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s)

The Holy Prophet (s) said that at the time of the Messiah the burden of war will be lifted. World War One led to such carnage that it was thought that there would never be another war and the League of Nations was set up.

But World War II was even more devastating than World War I. This time whole cities were carpet bombed. During World War I devastating weapons were invented. During World War II even more terrible weapons were invented such as the atom bomb and later the Hydrogen Bomb.

Use of the Atom Bomb on Japan showed that if there is another World war there is a real possibility that the whole world will be destroyed.

This is another sign that Hazrat sahib was the Promised Messiah because it was after he appeared that all people realised that they can no longer afford to go to war.

Documentary – The Berlin Mosque

The Berlin Mosque, run and maintained by the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement, is the oldest Mosque in Germany which is still in use today.

Hundreds of people from around the World visit the historic listed Mosque every week to learn about Islam as well as its architecture and how it survived during World War Two when most of the surrounding buildings where destroyed.

Evangelische Journalistenschule have produced the above short documentary on the stunning Mosque.

Muslim student harassed at hearing about mosque

A Muslim student journalist covering a hearing in Tennessee about a mosque cemetery was harassed and told that Islam was “not a religion” and she was “scary.”
Noor Tagouri was in Tennessee covering a hearing about a mosque cemetery that was upsetting people when she was harassed by opponents of the cemetery and former Congressional candidate Lou Ann Zelenik. Tagouri caught it all on video and it has since then gone viral.

Zelenik told her not to film as she didn’t want to be put on Iranian television and receive death threats. One man accompanying Zelenik told Tagouri, “You’re the one that’s lying. It’s [Islam] not a religion, it is a political ideology.”

So much for the great freedom of expression that people extol in the US! UPI.com has reported that a young Muslim student was harassed simply for trying to cover a local public event. She filmed the whole episode which shows that even those who held political office openly and confidently abuse Muslims knowing they will not be reprimanded or prosecuted. And the US tells that it is the Muslim countries of the World who do not allow freedom of speech.

Original Source: UPI.com

Just War Part 5

Was World War One a just war? We have been looking at this question from the Islamic perspective.

Cause, conduct and conclusion, the three C’s.

In this final speech on World War One we come to the conclusion that based on the three C’s it is impossible to declare that World War One was a just war.