http://youtu.be/PLbQZRe4AKM Is all conflict wrong? In this khutba we look at the circumstances under which conflict can be justified. Islam does not believe in pacifism but it also recognises that to protect humankind there have to be restrictions on when and how the conflict should take place.
For whatever reason, in those six days of 1967 the organized American Jewish community came under the spell of the myth of Israel’s insecurity—the conviction that, despite the obvious evidence of its overwhelming strength, Israel was a tiny “David” constantly menaced by neighboring “Goliaths,” which gave Israel the right to do anything as long as … Continue reading ‘The General’s Son’ Recounts Very Different Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Sanctity of human life in Islam can be judged from the fact that even at time of war when faced with a stranger who uses the Islamic salutation, assalamu alaikum, one must not harm such a person but accept him as a Muslim and then check the truthfulness of the claim. The investigation should be … Continue reading Confronting Strangers During Conflict