Terrorism is Forbidden in Islam

I don’t know why we don’t say this often enough: Terrorism is forbidden in Islam.

Terrorism is forbidden in Islam

It’s as simple as that. Muslims are not allowed to engage in terrorism. In fact this is as fundamental to the religion (and indeed any religion) as Fanaticism is spurious to the basic beliefs of Muslims.

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Welcome Ramadan 2017 – be gentle, be loving, be peaceful

I wish you all the blessings of this holiest of months, whether you fast or not. Here’s why, despite media perceptions, this should be a month of peace and love.

For those of us fasting – here we go again.

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When Allah Got Banned

A day, sometime in the not-too-distant future.

Even though he was completely alone in his apartment, when the man stepped out of the bathroom, he looked left and right down his own corridor. Not satisfied he checked every room, and switched off the lights.

Muslim ban story

In his bedroom he shut and locked the door, switched off the television and covered it with a black cloth, then he closed his laptop, put his smart phone and tablet in a drawer and closed it. Finally he walked over to the windows and drew the already closed curtains even tighter.

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Hadith through cartoons

Last year I ran a series of these with quotes from the Holy Quran (see those here), so for this Ramadan I decided to focus on Hadith instead – the reported sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). Hope you enjoy them!

Ramadan Hadith

What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured. (Related by Bukhari)

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Enough, PLEASE, Enough!

The last few days of Ramadan, a very special time for Muslims… A time of contemplation, meditation, reflection and celebration. A time for prayer. A time for peace.

And yet these evil barbarians continue to inflict horror, pain, death and destruction – supposedly in the name of religion.
These are not Muslims, they’re barely even human beings.

Enough, PLEASE, enough!

I vent in impotent fury and rage, helpless and at a loss for understanding – I’ve run out of tears, anguish and sorrow.

I can only send up a plea, fearing even so that it may make me no better than these barbarians, but I beseech thee O God, END THEM and end their ways!