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“They desire to extinguish Allah’s Light with their mouths but Allah will perfect His Light, though the disbelievers hate it.”

The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. Regimes throughout the world use various means in an attempt to extinguish the work to resume the Islamic way of life. They use bans, arrest, torture, imprisonment and label the message of Islam as extremist and terrorist. However, this verse makes it crystal clear that no matter how much they try, Allah’s light (guidance) cannot be extinguished and Allah will ensure the Islamic message prevails.

​”The Ottoman Empire lay at our feet dismembered and impotent, its capital and Caliph at the mercy of our guns.” [Harold Nicolson]

​”The Ottoman Empire lay at our feet dismembered and impotent, its capital and Caliph at the mercy of our guns.” [Harold Nicolson][1] The 28th Rajab 1439 marks the anniversary of the Caliphate’s (Ottoman Empire) formal abolition in Turkey in 1342H/1924 CE. The magnitude of this event and its effect on the problems facing the Muslim world today cannot be underestimated. After 97 years without a central Islamic authority to implement, protect and propagate Islam it’s important to reflect back on the result of the Caliphate’s destruction.

“And when Jesus son of Mary said, ‘Oh Tribe of Israel, I am the Messenger of Allah to you”

The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. The Christians should listen to the words of the noble prophet Jesus son of Mary who informs them of the coming of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who in the bible is called Ahmed, which is translated in to English as “the one who praises” or “the praised one” or “comforter”. وَإِذ قالَ عيسَى ابنُ مَريَمَ يا بَني إِسرائيلَ إِنّي رَسولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيكُم مُصَدِّقًا لِما بَينَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوراةِ وَمُبَشِّرًا بِرَسولٍ يَأتي مِن بَعدِي اسمُهُ أَحمَدُ ۖ فَلَمّا جاءَهُم بِالبَيِّناتِ قالوا هٰذا سِحرٌ مُبينٌ And when ‘Isa son of Maryam said, ‘Oh Tribe of Israel, I am the Messenger of Allah to you, confirming the Torah which came before me and giving you the good news of a Messenger after me whose name is Ahmad.’ When he brought them the Clear Signs, they said, ‘This is obvious magic.’ (Surah Saff, verse 6)

Islam: Tough on Crime, Tough on the Causes of Crime

London is experiencing a surge in violent crime with 56 murders in this year alone. Yesterday six young men were stabbed within 90 minutes. In response politicians and media have blamed lack of police, poverty, closing of youth clubs, social media and dysfunctional families. However, what is never addressed are the concepts and values which drive someone to commit these crimes. The values underpinning this growing lawlessness is rampant individualism due to society’s belief in freedom and liberalism.

And when Musa said to his people, ‘O my people, why do you mistreat me when you know that I am the Messenger of Allah to you?

وَإِذ قالَ موسىٰ لِقَومِهِ يا قَومِ لِمَ تُؤذونَني وَقَد تَعلَمونَ أَنّي رَسولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيكُم ۖ فَلَمّا زاغوا أَزاغَ اللَّهُ قُلوبَهُم ۚ وَاللَّهُ لا يَهدِي القَومَ الفاسِقينَ And when Musa said to his people, ‘O my people, why do you mistreat me when you know that I am the Messenger of Allah to you?’ So when they deviated, Allah made their hearts deviate. Allah does not guide people who are deviators. (As-Saff, Verse 5) The following is based on a translation of Dr Fadhel al Samarrai’s Tafseer of Surah Saff. Allah narrates to us the stories of the previous nations so we will learn lessons from them and not commit the same errors. Bani Israel mistreated their messenger Musa (as) so we should not be surprised with their mistreatment of Muslims in Palestine today.