The Hadiths Had It? Well, they Still Have It

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Kaaba 1910

 

A Few Words on Hadiths

The Hadith Tradition is a ‘common sense science’ or a ‘common sense tradition’ and is ‘one of the biggest accomplishments in human intellectual history… in its breadth, in its depth, in its complexity and in its internal consistency.’1

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“Sexual Slavery” and the Slanderous Neocon Attack on the Qur’an by the Times

ModWestMuse:

Essential reading

Originally posted on CoolnessofHind:

from user @mrjammyjamjar1

Journalism is meant to convey an impartial view of the world.  Whilst the spirit of this ideal is laudable, the application is increasingly rarely seen.

Nazi-Style Propaganda from the Time

Skimming across news reports on social media briefly, my eyes caustically jarred upon a Times article defamatorily titled “Koran encourages rape”.

Can a newspaper fall so low? Could it be that a paper will front page grand lies demonising a minority? We are talking about Muslims here, and the nihilist paper which pedals lies only to have them retracted later knows the value of the initial impact of its propaganda – and frankly dangerous propaganda at that.

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Freedom of Thought

ModWestMuse:

Are you thinking, speaking words, free? Or giving lip service to freedom?

Originally posted on Saif Katana:

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ
bismi-llahi r-rahmani r-rahim
In the name of Allah,
the Most Compassionate,
the Most Merciful

Regarding assassinations and killings.

Many want freedom of speech,
but refuse the responsibility to think.

Regardless who did it and how, the more important thing in the big picture is how ‘the people’ and governments react to it.
How you yourself respond to it!

How not to act & What not to fall for

A * Divide and Rule  *

To prevent unified action against those in power.
Non-Muslims vs Muslims, immigrants vs natives, men vs women, young vs old etc.

B * Divert and Contain *

Focus on external enemies, threats and wars to divert the people from internal leadership problems and to punish those who don’t obey because “you are either with us, or you are with the enemy”.

C * Wolf in sheep’s clothing *

Pretend to only…

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Captain Jack Sparrow was Muslim? Nah… er… Yeah…

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1. The Real Captain Jack

“The legendary Captain Jack Birdy, once sung about by every balladeer in England, might have all but been forgotten, yet his memory remains as the spirit behind the fictional character Captain Jack Sparrow played by Johnny Depp in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise… Who was John Ward, the British Naval officer? Who was Captain John Ward, the privateer endorsed by the Crown of England? Who was Captain Jack Birdy, the privateer turned pirate betrayed by that same Crown? And finally, who was Yusuf Reis, formerly Captain Jack Birdy, formerly Captain John Ward, who would rescue thousands upon thousands of Spanish Jews and Muslims fleeing the Moriscos and Conversos expulsion of the 16th and 17th centuries? These were all one man. With so many characters wrapped in one, the stories of his adventures are exponentially more exciting than anything a Hollywood film could capture…” Read More here >

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Thinking Past Eurocentrism

“Eurocentrism cannot be found amongst the ancient Greeks or Romans, who did not identify with each other or with the tribes of Western Europe.  Romans thought Germanic and Celtic tribespeople were barbaric and inferior, owning them as slaves in Rome and depicting them as savages in art…

…After the fall of Rome, in one of the most remarkable cases of Stockholm syndrome in history, the conquered identified themselves with their conquerors and adopted Roman [and later Greek] history and identity as their own to make claims to power and lineage.”

Eric Gerlach

More Info > Thinking Past Eurocentrism.

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The Parameters of Being a Layman “Scholar”

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This is not a definitive set of parameters. Not in the least. However, what is attempted is to begin an inquiry of sorts into the following challenge I’ve encountered as a Muslim: to purport to apply Islam for oneself or to explain Islam to Non-Muslims and Muslims, in the midst of primarily trying to learn, understand the said-knowledge myself, first, and at-the-same-time.

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Discussing the Truth… How?

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Part 1: How to Discuss the Truth?

(Written 29/07/15)

What is an acceptable level of discussion that enables the topic of Truth to be conversed without hurting people’s ideas of what they deem sacred?

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