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Islamic Online University – Changing the Nation through EDUCATION!

23 May

A Free Islamic University Attracts Tens of Thousands of Students

 

The Islamic Online University

Founded by Dr. Bilal Philips

 

Introducing the World’s

First Tuition-Free BA

& Diploma Courses in

Islamic Studies Online

University Level Islamic Education

Education in English

within the reach of

Anyone on the Planet!

 

§         Study where you are,

§         Set your own study times,

§         Receive continual assessment throughout session;

§         No overseas travel for exams;

§         Courses taught by qualified English Speaking Scholars;

§         Weekly live sessions in virtual classroom.

 

Studying the IOU Bachelors or Diploma courses benefits by:

·        Providing a non-sectarian, authentic, Qur’an and Sunnah based understanding of Islamic teachings.

·        Empowering Muslim women who rarely get the opportunity to study the religion and to address the contemporary issues;

·        Widening horizons through the integration of modern disciplines taught from an Islamic comparative perspective;

·        Facilitating easy access to Islamic knowledge, as all its courses are taught in English medium with the exception of Arabic;

·        Clearing up the many misconceptions which have led some Muslims into extreme views involving terrorism & Much More…

 

Did you Know? The number of students studying at IOU has increased rapidly from 1500 students in 2007 to over 35,000 students from 197 different countries by January 2011. The Islamic University of Madeenah in its 40 years of operation had 30,000 students, while the IOU has achieved that number in less than 4 years

Come…Be a part of the IOU Experience!

 

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To A ‘So-Called’ Muslim ‘Jihaadist’!

13 Apr

 

To A ‘So-Called’ Muslim ‘Jihaadist’!

            I saw a blog named ‘Jih@d’, the very first post i saw there was titled Rap song ‘Make Jihad with me’.
It turned my eyes reddd & boiled my blood.

First lemme post what kinda lyrics were they,

“Send me a cruise like Maa’lam Adam al Ansari
And send me a couple of tons like Zarqawi
And send me a drone like Abu Laith al Libi
And Special Forces like Saleh Ali Nabhani

Send me all four and send me much much more
I pray for that on my way to heavens door
Send me four and send me more, that what I implore
An amazing martyrdom I strive for and adore

There’s nothing as sweet as the taste of a tank shell
But it could be compared to being where the mortar fell
But all that could be seen as tasteless
Compared to smart bombs falling when they don’t miss

It was a beautiful day, when that predator paradise missile sent me on my way
A one way ticket with no stops or delays, no problems in the grave nor fear on that day
Or better yet send me a cruise, and send me on a cruise
Family rejoices at the news and follows me in what I do

I profess and strive against those who oppress and transgress
I obsess not depress for martyrdom success
Make Jihad With Me

Allahu Akbar Give Some More Bounty
Attack America Now!
Martyrdom or Victory
We take it Nairobi to Addis – Paradise Inside
Khilafah is here!

We are wiping Israel clear off the globe!”

You finally made it here after the long wait
You enter the training camp and study the din
You officially join the Mujahidin
You attack the kuffar where they oppress and stand
And the allies too to free the Muslim land
And implement Sharia – that´s our goal
To spread Allah´s word to every home
With you or without you Islam will succeed
Take part in the reward – Make Jihad with me!”

U can understand why I turned red after seeing that ‘A Muslim’ wrote this!!

            If you are this kind of ‘Jihadist’…I am asking you

  • ARE YOU A MUSLIM?

  • IS THIS JIHAAD?

  • IS THIS THE JIHAAD WHICH OUR QUR’AAN PRESCRIBES?

  • IS THIS THE JIHAAD WHICH OUR BELOVED PROPHET DID?

  • IS THIS JIHAAD?

You drop bombs and kill innocent people and say THIS IS JIHAAD?
You take the Qur’aanic verses out of context and say THIS IS JIHAAD?

         Why don’t you take the Qur’aanic verse which says,

  
“Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaa’idah 5:32]

Are you sure your bombs are killing only oppressing people??

Are you sure u kill no innocent ones??

     YOU LIER!! You kill people who don’t even heard the word ‘Islaam’.  You kill people who don’t even met a single Muslim.
     Their first introduction to Muslims is, they are terrorists..

INDEED WHAT A BAD INTRODUCTION!
        ALL THIS IS BECAUSE OF YOU!! YESSS YOU..WHO UNDERSTOOD JIHAAD IN A WRONG WAY..
        YOU WHO REPELLED PEOPLE FROM ISLAAM!

IS THIS HOW OUR PROPHET MADE JIHAAD?
        Are you sure you suffered more the THE MERCY OF MANKIND and more than HIS BELOVED COMPANIONS?

       They forgave people, they forgaveee the sinners.. THEN WHY DON’T YOU?

They forgave Hind and an Abyssinian slave Washi Ibn al-Harb who killed Hamza (radhi allaahu anhu).

He was ASADULLAAH..THE LION OF ALLAAH.. THE UNCLE OF THE PROPHET (SAL ALLAAHU ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM).

Washi killed Hamza and Hind took out his liver and bit it!

         But our Prophet forgave them when they embraced Islam!! ISLAAM FORGAVE THEM!! Islam erased ALL THEIR PAST SINSS!!

What made Hind and Washi to accept Islaam? Was that Jihaad?
       Nooo.. it was PEACE which made them accept Islam, it was the true divinity which made them accept it!

What was the manner of Prophet (sal allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) when fighting?

Hadith 1.584 Narrated by Humaid (Radhiallah hu Taala anhu)

Anas bin Malik said, “Whenever the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) went out with us to fight (in Allah’s cause) against any nation, he never allowed us to attack till morning and he would wait and see: if he heard Adhan he would postpone the attack.

Subhaanallaah.. adhan will avert them from fighting..Why? Because it indicates there are Muslims living in that area..!!!

      Look how Islaam protects the life of a human being who worships his Creator ALONE!!

    Now you! Are you sure ur public bombs don’t kill any Muslims???

What abt 9/11 attack?? What abt Mumbai attack in India?? Are you sure no Muslim died there bcoz of YOU??

     You killed Muslims and you say you are a Jihadist and YOU ENTER PARADISE???

SHAME ON YOU!!!

   Even in war our Prophet will not attack without informing..both armies will be prepared.. only if the opposite side betrayed any treaty he (sal allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) will publicly declare war and they are under danger of ‘any time attack’.

    But now! You go around markets and public places and kill people who came there to get something for their life!

    You kill people who are simply innocent and who never ever raised their finger against you!

       AND YOU SAY ISLAM TAUGHT YOU THIS?? YOU LOSER!

Even in fighting there are certain etiquettes.. Islam teaches you manners in every aspect of life,

• Do not betray any agreements you have entered into.
• Do not plunder.
• Do not commit injustices or use torture.
• Do not touch the children, the womenfolk, the elderly, or other non-combatants of the enemy.
• Do not destroy fruit-trees and tilled lands.
• Do not kill livestock.
• Treat with respect the religious persons who live in hermitages or convents and spare their edifices.

(Ibn al-Athir, al-Kami fi al-Tarikh, Vol.3, p.227)

Try to follow these principles..if not THROUGH YOUR SWORD AWAY!

  What did our Prophet say when he got back his home town Makkah?

        Did he say, “You people..you drove me out of this city..you tortured me..you insulted me..you threw stones over me.. you made me starve without food..I’m gonna kill you all??”

        Did he say that? Did he ever say that?? What did he say??

“He who enters the Sacred Mosque will be SAFE, he who enters the house of Abu Sufyan will be SAFE, and he who shuts his doors upon himself will be SAFE.”

  Subhaanallah..NO DOUBT HE (SAL ALLAAHU ‘ALAIHI WA SALLAM) WAS THE MERCY OF MANKIND!!!!

The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) wanted to avoid bloodshed at all costs but you??? THINK IT OF YOURSELF!!

And did you know that FIGHTING AGAINST PEOPLE IS THE LOWEST FORM OF JIHAAD??

           Watch this video..

      Subhaanallaah..subhaanallaah..this video tells WHO IS THE TRUE WARRIOR!!

        It’s like Umar Mukhtar… the colonizers were all raping/killing and the Muslim army captures two of them as prisoners and one of the Muslim soldiers wants to just kill them. He raises his gun and Umar Mukhtar puts his hands over the rifle and pushes it down. “We do not kill prisoners” (an Islamic principle), he says. Well “*They* do it to *us*!” is the answer. Umar Mukhtar says,

“They” are not our *teachers*!

Yes!! Islam will succeed without you and me!

But this is not the kinda Jihaad to join with you!

“And cooperate in righteousness and piety, but do not cooperate in sin and aggression. And fear Allah; indeed, Allah is severe in penalty.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaa’idah 5:2]

And when talking abt the children of Israael, Allah says,

“And you will still observe deceit among them, except a few of them. But pardon them and overlook [their misdeeds]. Indeed, Allah loves the doers of good.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaaidah 5:13]

Adam’s son said to his brother,

“If you should raise your hand against me to kill me – I shall not raise my hand against you to kill you. Indeed, I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds.” [AlQur’aan Soorah AlMaaidah 5:28]

FEAR ALLAAH!! FEAR ALLAAH!!!

Course “Mission Sharee’ah” by Illume Academy

8 Apr

I am pleased to share few updates of online courses in this section.

Course Title : Mission Sharee’ah

Offered by : Illume Academy 

Promo Video:

About the course:

 

There is some other reason. Check!!!

Just 4 questions…

1. Why did Islaam prohibit Alcohol? Is it because it intoxicates? Not exactly! There is some other reason…

2. Why did Islaam prohibit Suicide? Is it because we are harming ourselves? Not exactly again! There is some other reason…

3. Why did Islaam prohibit Prostitution? Is it because it is an illegal relationship? Hmm. Not on the spot!  There is some other reason…

4. Why did Islaam prohibit Riba (Usury)? Is it because it is taking other’s wealth unlawfully? Closer but not precise! There is some other reason…

We can hear you say, “Fine! If it is for other reasons, then what’s the exact reasons?”

That’s the point! Did you realize that each of the above cases is linked to some higher objectives of Islaamic law? Yes! There’s a link!

“Then what is that link called? What’s the exact answer for all?”

To answer it generally, it is “Goals of the Sharee’ah.” If you like to know the specific answer, then you have to attend the workshop.

Come and learn Maqaasid ash Sharee’ah or as we call it “Mission Sharee’ah” !!!

 

                        Taught by

Shaykh Imtiyaz Damiel (UK)

Abu Abd Allah Imtiyaz Damiel was born in Blackburn, England; and he is married, with three children. He completed five years of an Alim training course and A-levels in Blackburn. He then went on to complete a BA Hons degree in Arabic and Islaamic studies at the University of Leeds.

In 2003 he completed a diploma in Arabic and Islaamic studies after which he completed another BA Hons degree in Islaamic studies, specialising in Hadeeth & Tafseer at King Saud University in Riyadh. He is currently still at King Saud University where he is enrolled in the Masters program in Hadeeth & Tafseer.

His thirst for knowledge had earlier taken him to study in San’a and Toronto as well. His other areas of study include educational & child psychology, orientalism and comparative religions. Sheikh Imtiyaz has also worked as chief editor for a number of organisations and is presently an instructor at Islamic Online University and AlKauthar. He has also written over thirty articles and research papers. In his spare time he likes swimming, football and reading. He is also an avid book collector.

    Why should you attend?

  • To understand the general framework of the Sharee’ah and the entire visualization of Islam

  • To recognize the wisdom/objectiveness/rational nature behind laws and texts of Sharee’ah

  • To understand whether we should take the law by its spirit or by the text

  • To realize how Sharee’ah operates upon a single system in which there is no contradiction

  • To understand how Sharee’ah cannot become outdated

“It is noted that Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullah), believed that people who are most likely to be on the truth, are those who linked the Islamic rulings with the Higher Objectives meant by the Legislator.”

Register Now

 

Illume Students

Others

Students, Teachers & Home makers

INR 400

INR 500

Working Professionals

INR 600

INR 750

Illume Students – Those who have attended at least one workshop conducted by Illume Academy

Others – Those who are going to experience Illume Academy for the first time

 

                Workshop Info

  • Date: 9th & 10th April, 2011

  • Timing: 8:00 AM – 5:30 PM IST (GMT +5:30)

  • Venue: Hotel Abu Palace, Poonamallee High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai, Tamil Nadu(India)

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Note: If you are going attend online ITS TOTAL FREE!

 

ITS GOING TO BE NOW OR NEVER!!!  

 

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WILL MEET YOU THERE IN THE COURSE!!!!

God or Gods?

4 Apr

 

 

God or Gods?

          We came to know that there is a God and everything is not God. Now the question comes, “How many Gods are there?”

 

“One, two, three? Hundred? Thousand? 33 million thousand?”

 

Well… majority of mankind believe in ONE GOD. As I have said, a God should not be deprived of anything. He should have all qualities.

 When a God has all qualities, there is no need for another God. Isn’t it?

 

90% Religions say there is only ONE GOD.

 Many people believe in ONE GOD. But they worship MANY GODS!!

 

For example, if we look at Hinduism (the most apparent multi God religion!)

 

1.Chandogya Upanishad Chapter 6 Section 2 verse 1

“Ekam Evadvitiyam”

“He is one only without a second.”

(The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 447 & 448)

(Sacred Books of the East Volume 1, the Upanishads Part I Page 93)

 

2. Shwetashvatara Upanishad Chapter 6 verse 9

 “Nacasya kascij janita na cadhipah”

“Of Him there are neither parents nor Lord.”

(The Principal Upanishad by S. Radhakrishnan pg. 745)

(and in Sacred books of the East volume 15, the Upanishads Part II Page 263)

 

3. Bhagwad Geeta 10:3

“He, who knows Me as the unborn, as the beginning-less, as the Supreme Lord of all the worlds…”

 

4. BRAHMA SUTRA OF HINDU VEDANTA

‘Ekam Brahm, dvitiya naste neh na naste kinchan”

“There is only one God, not the second, not at all, not at all, not in the least bit”.

 

There are many verses in the Hinduism Scriptures saying that there is ONLY ONE GOD. And we should worship Him alone.

Unfortunately, when we ask a common Hindu today, He will say there are many Gods, may be 3 or 100 or 1000 or 33000000. (??!!)

        My Hindu Readers! Read your Scriptures carefully… you will find that there is ONLY ONE GOD.

 

Christianity & Judiasm:

         The Bible does not support the Christian belief in trinity at all.

One of the scribes once asked Jesus (pbuh) as to which was the first commandment of all, to which Jesus (pbuh) merely repeated what Moses (pbuh) had said earlier:

“Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adonai Ikhad.”

This is a Hebrew quotation, which means:

“Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord.”
[The Bible (King James Version), Mark 12:29]

It is striking that the basic teachings of the Church such as Trinity and vicarious atonement find no mention in the Bible.

 

Concept of God in Testement:

           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]

 

Unity of God in Book of Isaiah:

       The following verses are from the Book of Isaiah:
        
(i) “I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 43:11]
        
(ii) “I am Lord, and there is none else, there is no God besides me.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 45:5]
        
(iii) “I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me.”
[The Bible, Isaiah 46:9]

            But unfortunately uuuunfortunately, today many Christians are worshipping more than ONE GOD. Jesus (Peace be upon Him), Mary (May Allah be pleased with her) and many many so-called Saints.

My Christian and Jewish Readers!

Belief in one God is not just enough for us! We should worship Him alone..!! He deserves our worship, ONLY He deserves our worship!!

 

Buddishm:

         Buddha was silent about the existence or non-existence of God. It may be that since India was drowned in idol worship and anthropomorphism that a sudden step to monotheism would have been drastic and hence Buddha may have chosen to remain silent on the issue of God.

HE DID NOT DENY THE EXISTENCE OF GOD!!

But this was not enough for the cravings of human beings. THEY TOOK A GOD OUT OF BUDDHA!!

Many scholars consider the evolution of God within Buddhism as an effect of Hinduism. Many Buddhists adopted the local god and thus the religion of ‘No-God’ was transformed into the religion of ‘Many-Gods’ – big and small, strong and weak and male and female.

 

Sikhism:

    Mulmantra: The fundamental Creed of Sikhism says,

Sri Guru Granth Sahib, volume 1 Japuji, the first verse:

“There exists but one God, who is called The True, The Creator, Free from fear and hate, Immortal, Not begotten, Self-Existent, Great and Compassionate.”

It believes in strict monotheism!

 

Zoroastrianism:

        God in Zoroastrianism is known as ‘Ahura Mazda’. ‘Ahura’ means ‘the Lord’ or ‘The Master’ and ‘Mazda’ means ‘the Wise’; hence ‘Ahura Mazda’ means ‘the Wise Lord’ or ‘the Wise God’. Ahura Mazda stands for God, in a strictly monotheistic sense.

According to the Dasatir, Ahura Mazda has the following qualities:

  • He is One.

  • He is without an origin or end.

  • He has no father or mother, wife or son.

  • He is without a body or form.

  • Nothing resembles Him.

  • Neither the eye can behold Him, nor the power of thinking can conceive him.

  • He is above all that you can imagine.

  • He is nearer to you than your own self.

           So majority of mankind (may be all of them!) believe in ONE GOD ONLY. But they err in worshipping Him.

Thinking that they are worshipping the ONE GOD… actually they are worshipping something OTHER THAN GOD!!

 

Why is this happening?

What should be the requirements of a GOD?

 

WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW !!

Stop0think!

 

Ref: Dr.Zakir Naik’s ‘Concept of God in Major Religions’

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