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ISLAMIC WARFARE


TO KILL OR NOT TO KILL A MONK/PRIEST? What do the Moderates say & what does scripture say? I could not find the hadith quoted above the picture of Fr Jacques Hamel’s picture in the Arabic original of Musnad Imam … Continue reading

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The Jizya in the Tafsir


  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Kathir http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tafsir_ibn_Kathir  page 131, Tafsir of Qur’an Sura 9:28-29: And if you fear poverty, Allah will enrich you … page 132 : out of his bounty .. by the Jizya they (Muslims) earned from the People of the Book (Christians … Continue reading

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SLAVERY


This document consists of raw research notes on the subject of slavery in Reliance of the Traveller and the Hedaya.  The chapter on slavery in Umdat al-Salik was not translated.  The corresponding chapter in Hedaya was omitted as well, on the … Continue reading

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The Sharia: Islam’s Backbone


Interview with Abul Kasem, ex-Muslim,  author of hundreds of articles and several books on Islam including, Women in Islam. He was a contributor to the book Leaving Islam – Apostates Speak Out as well as to Beyond Jihad: Critical Views … Continue reading

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What is ZAKAT?


Islam requires funding Jihad through the tax of Zakat. Zakat is not charity as Muslims would have you believe. “Charity” for the poor specifically is Sedaqqa in Arabic. Zakat is prohibited from being given to non-believers – it is strictly … Continue reading

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Trim Moustache


NOT TRIMMING ONE’S MUSTACHE p75.16 page 706 The Prophet said: (1) “He who does not trim his mustache (def: e4.1(2)) is not one of us.” (2) “Be different from the Zoroastrians: grow your beards and trim your mustaches.” LINK

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Circumcision/Genital Mutilation


e4.3 Circumcision is obligatory for both men and women. For men it consists of removing the prepuce from the penis, and for women, removing the prepuce of the clitoris (not the clitoris itself, as some mistakenly assert). However what the … Continue reading

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Child & Custody


m13.2 p 552 The necessary conditions for a person to have custody of a child are: (a) uprightness (def: o24.4) (O: a corrupt person may not be a guardian, because child care is aposition of authority, and the corrupt are … Continue reading

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Cosmetics & Medicine


m11.4 p 544The husband is not obliged (N: but rather is recommended) to pay for his wife’s cosmetics, doctor’s fees, the purchase of medicine for her, and similar expenses (A: though he must pay for expenditures connected with childbirth). NOt … Continue reading

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Unattractive Women


f20.0 p214 The Eclipse Prayer (O:Eclipse refers to both that of the moon and sun.) f20.1 The eclipse prayer is a confirmed sunna (def:c4.1) (O:and missing it is not permissible, but rather offensive) f20.3 It is recommended for women without … Continue reading

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