https://youtu.be/Ddx9pCDZZ-s When, in the 1970s, Ahmadis approached the South Africa High Court seeking to protect their human rights and sought a declaration that they are Muslims, the Sunnis, after failing to have the case dismissed on technical legal reasons, withdrew from the case using the excuse that a non-Muslim court of government does not have … Continue reading Can a non-Islamic government or court decide who is a Muslim?
Those who embrace Islam tend to do so after years of contact with Muslims. Some, mostly women who make up around two-thirds of new believers in Britain, convert because they want to marry a Muslim. Others are fed up with what they see as the bawdiness of British society. Many speak of seeking a sense … Continue reading Who wants to be a Muslim?
Marmaduke Pickthall (7 April 1875 -- 19 May 1936) was a Western Islamic scholar, noted for his English translation of the Qur'an. A convert from Christianity, Pickthall was a novelist, esteemed by D. H. Lawrence, H. G. Wells, and E. M. Forster, as well as a journalist, headmaster, and political and religious leader. He declared … Continue reading Who was Marmaduke William Pickthall
Early on Sunday morning, as the rest of NYTimes.com was turned over to 9/11 anniversary, Paul Krugman vented his spleen. Years of columns were condensed into a few pithy lines. "What happened after 9/11 — and I think even people on the right know this, whether they admit it or not — was deeply shameful," … Continue reading Condemn those who critise America after 9/11
In many lectures I have used wives and children as examples to show that we would ,and we do, do everything in our power to please them. If our son rings up at 3 a.m and asks us to go and pick him up, we do it. But when it comes to Allah we start … Continue reading Who do we love