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THE FOUR FAVOURS

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THAT Arabs through the realms of space

May wander on, light-hearted,
Great Allah hath, to all their race,

Four favours meet imparted.

The turban first–that ornament

All regal crowns excelling;
A light and ever-shifting tent,

Wherein to make our dwelling;

A sword, which, more than rocks and walls

Doth shield us, brightly glistening;
A song that profits and enthrall,

For which the maids are list’ning!

-Goethe

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It was a pleasant surprise for me to find out that Goethe was a patron of Islam. He once wrote – I doubt not the Qur’an.

The next gift I am going to give will InshaAllah be a Diwan of Goethe, or a Hafiz.

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A Muslim lawyer, Muddassar Arani, has been at the receiving end of racist and Islamophobic attacks.

She chose to write about it to Abdur-Raheem Green. (I know it from ijtema).

To cut a long story short, she is unacceptable to a certain section of people as defense lawyer of Muslims accused of terrorism related charges.

Homeyra writes:

I have stopped following these “terrorist” trials and such for the greater part. It is not that I do not care, but perhaps because I feel angry at my helplessness. However I am wrong and not following these happenings only puts me at a disadvantage because I become ignorant of the sufferings of my brothers and sisters.

That’s exactly what has happened to me too.

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The Christian Jesus

(The Christian Jesus)

This is a bit crazy post. Please pardon me.

1. The Muslim Jesus

2. The Muslim Jesus

3. The Muslim Jesus

4. The Muslim Jesu

6. The Muslim Jesus

The ITV documentary Muslim Jesus.

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The Shari’a as it is, has some flaws. It has to be adapted to the modern situation keeping the principles intact.

For example the Shari’a does not address the issue of computers and internet very coherently.

In my opinion, these laws should not be formulated by people who studied Islam just because they did not get admission into anything else. Unfortunately most of our religious scholars of that type. Another thing that strikes me most about Muslim religious leaders is their arrogance. Most of them are ‘if you’re not with me, you’re against me.

If you look at the Companions, none of them were full-time theologians who earned from his knowledge of religion. All of them depended on some profession or the other for bread. Deen was their passion.

Even right into 14th century, many of the important theologians were leading scientists, jurists and businessmen and women. Students used to be taught Science alongside the Qur’an and the jurisprudence.

I would like such people formulate the Shari’a.

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