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ECHR Ruling: 

"sharia law is incompatible with democracy and human rights"

ECHR Ruling on sharia law

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Annual Report 2003 of the European Court of Human Rights

Council of Europe

Country: 
Somalia
News Date: 
04/05/2020
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“The end result of Ramadan for Muslims, according to the Koran, is for ‘you to complete the period and glorify God for that which He has guided you, and that you may be amongst the grateful.'” — Imam Omar Suleiman in the Washington Post And how does a Muslim glorify Allah?

Country: 
Netherlands (the)
News Date: 
04/05/2020
Summary: 

Ramadan is the time in which Muslims strive to intensify their efforts to please Allah. Consequently, since Islam mandates violence under certain circumstances, it is also a month that usually features an increased jihad death toll. And those who threatened Morad El Ouakili are untroubled: they don’t believe that threatening to kill someone who is offending Allah is wrong. Quite the contrary.

Country: 
Sudan (the)
News Date: 
04/05/2020
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Jihad Watch:

Why is this unlikely to end the practice of female genital mutilation in Sudan? Because female genital mutilation has justification in Islamic law, and Islamic law is considered divine law, superseding all human law.

Country: 
Philippines (the)
News Date: 
05/05/2020
Summary: 

“Last week marked the beginning of Ramadan, a religious festival which Muslim communities all over the world observe as a month of prayer, fasting and spending time with family.” — The Evening Standard

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Egypt
Indonesia
Kenya
Nigeria
Norway
Pakistan
Sudan (the)
Turkey
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
04/05/2020
Summary: 
  • Two days ago, refused to give ration cards to non-Muslims, saying that only Muslims are entitled to them. The reason for this is that Zakat, Islamic alms giving (one of Islam's five pillars), is reserved for Muslims. The Christian man said he begged for food to no avail.... last Saturday, Abid Qadri, a member of Saylani Welfare,... handed out food cards in his area. But, when they got to Christian homes, they just moved on." — Shafique Khokhar, AsiaNews.it, March 30, 2020, Pakistan.

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The Quran mostly uses the term Kufr to mean ‘disbelief, a rejection of true belief’ (as in: to ‘cover’ the truth). So for example, the Quran describes polytheism as ‘Kufr’, which means that belief in it, means a rejection of the reality that there is only One God. Of course, a human cannot change reality simply by believing it isn’t what it is, so the Quranic term ‘kufr’, means that a rejector simply covers over the truth from their view.

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The Definition of Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara' in the Islamic Belief

The legal meaning of Al-Wala' (love, support, help, follow, etc.) is to totally agree with the sayings, deeds and beliefs which please Allah and the persons whom He likes. Al-Bara' (despise, desert, keep innocent of, etc.) is the complete opposite of Al-Wala' and it is to disagree with everything that Allah hates and condemns. Hence, there are four issues related to the belief in Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara', those being: the sayings, the deeds, the beliefs and the individual persons. Some of the things that pleases Allah (s.w.t.) are the saying of Dhikr, the deed of Jihad, the belief in His Oneness and the love of the believing person. Backbiting, fornication, Shirk and disbelief are some of the things that are hated by Allah (s.w.t.) and must also be hated by the Believer.

The Rank of the Belief in Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara'

The belief in Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara' occupies a meritorious rank in the Islamic Aqeedah. This can be understood from the following reasons:

  • Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara' is part of the Shahadah (testimony of faith) that being 'La ilaha' which is the portion from 'La ilaha illallah'. This means to be free and immune from all that is worshiped besides Allah (s.w.t.) as He the Almighty states: "And verily, We have sent among every Ummah (community, nation) a Messenger (proclaiming): 'Worship Allah (alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghut (all false deities, ie. do not worship Taghut besides Allah)" (16:36).
  • The eminent creed of Al-Wala'u wa Al-Bara' is the strongest bond of Iman. Al-Barra' bin A'aazeb (r.a.a.) narrates that the Prophet (s.a.w.) said: "The strongest bond of Iman is the love for Allah's sake and the hatred for Allah's sake" (Reported by Imam Ahmad).

Country: 
Nigeria
News Date: 
29/04/2020
Summary: 

The president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria has been arrested for blasphemy for a second time after apparently criticising Islam on Facebook, sparking fears for his safety. Mubarak Bala's colleagues have expressed concern that he could be handed over to police in the state of Kano, where a prosecution could lead to a death sentence.

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