The Role of Murjiite Preachers in Sissi’s Egypt

EGYPT’S ’SECULAR’ GOV. USES RELIGION AS TOOL OF REPRESSION

MINYA, Egypt — An Egyptian court here on Monday sentenced to death the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and more than 680 other people after a swift mass trial on charges of inciting or committing acts of violence that led to the destruction of a police station and the killing of an officer.New York Times, April 28, 2014

Egypt’s military-backed government has followed a pattern established by a long line of Egyptian political leaders who have exhibited public religiosity and presented themselves as men of God. Notably, the recently-ratified constitution—drafted by a group of fifty people hand-selected by the nation’s military-installed president—did not do away with an article dictating Islam as the official religion of the state and Islamic Shari’ah as the primary source of legislation. Continue reading

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Attributes of The Party of Allah (Ibn Baz)

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

With regard to joining modern parties, this should not be done. Everyone should adhere to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, and cooperate in that sincerely. Thus they will be part of the “party of Allaah” of which Allaah says at the end of Soorat al-Mujaadilah (interpretation of the meaning):“Verily, it is the party of Allaah that will be the successful” [al-Mujaadilah 58:22], after mentioning their great attributes in the verse (interpretation of the meaning): “You (O Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) will not find any people who believe in Allaah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allaah and His Messenger…” Continue reading

Ibn al-Mubarak, the Mujahid

Ibn al-Mubarak not only defended Islamic knowledge from being polluted by falsehood, heresy and deviancy, but he also defended Islam physically. He was a scholar known for partaking in battles and defending the Muslim lands. Ibn Kathir said in his ‘Al-Bidayah’: ‘He was known for participating in battles and Hajj very often.’ 103 Continue reading

Nullifiers of the two testimonies

Nullifiers of the two testimonies are the nullifiers of Islam because it is that one pronounces in order to enter Islam. Uttering is affirming their intent, and being steadfast in establishing their prerequisites like fulfilling the rituals of Islam. Continue reading