Prior to Nov 2, 2020, France was stricken with two jihadist attacks. French teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded & 3 people in a church were killed including an elderly woman who was decapitated. American Imam Yasir Qadhi, and world renown Islamic leader, is responding to the backlash in an interview on ‘The Thinking Muslim’ Podcast: Difficult Questions About the Situation in France that premiered Nov 2, 2020
The following description is from Imam Yasir Qadhi’s you tube channel: Shaykh, Dr. Yasir Qadhi speaks about the French Policy towards Muslims, the potential for the ‘French model’ to be exported to other countries where Muslims are a minority. He also touches on the Islamic justifications for violence, how we should defend the honour of the Messenger of Allah. (SAW) Below is an Excerpt of the Video.
Crisis, no. Islam is on the rise, Alhamdulillah. By in large, I think that is an undeniable fact… In Western lands our generation is more religious than the generation of our parents. Think about that. My parents came to this land in the late sixties and seventies. Hardly, in fact let me say I think nobody wore hijab… But to answer your question I don’t agree with the term crisis. But I do agree that we have a new set of challenges. And, Alhamdulillah [praise to Allah] the Ummah has always risen to its challenges. And the Ummah is always going to succeed in the long run. We firmly believe this because of the promise of the Quran. Alhamdulillah. [praise God]
Canadian Imam Said Regaeh is one of the voices that echo the message of Yasir Qadhi. Said Regaeh is the founder of Sakinah Islamic Community Centre in Scarborough, Ontario. Below are some of his teachings.
With four, five [hundred] thousand Muslims you can create the most powerful lobby in Canada… with that number of Muslims you can create one of the strongest Muslim business in Toronto…”
With four, five [hundred] thousand Muslims you can create the most powerful lobby in Canada… with that number of Muslims you can create one of the strongest Muslim business in Toronto… If you just put our resources, if we put our resources together, if we can work together as an Ummah [Muslim nation] we can change a lot…
What can you do with unity? A lot. You can change a lot. You can change the foreign policy of this country. You can change how the Muslims think. You can even when need help, when you need help if you call Muslim for your need you will help the Muslim community… Brothers in the masjid [Mosque] right now, they are coming up with the magazine or newspaper called Ummah Times. What Ummah Times is that? Ummah Times is advertising all your businesses all the Muslim businesses [are] Ummah. All you need to do – I will never advertise with a kafir [unbeliever, infidel], there you go.
The following are excerpt from Islam Q&A academic, educational and da‘wah website supervised by Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid, dealing with the topic of execution for insult or blasphemy.
Al-Bidaayah wa’n-Bihaayah (10/111)
It took the Muslims ten years to gain control over all the Iranian lands, because of their huge size and difficult terrain.
One of the things that played a role in the spread of Islam in Iran was the migration of many Arab tribes to Iranians land in which they settled and mixed with the Iranians.
The Muslims invaded India at the time of Mu‘aawiyah, in 44 AH, and there occurred things which will be explained below. It was also invaded by the great ruler Mahmoud ibn Sabuktagin, the ruler of Ghaznah who conquered India around 400 AH. He invaded the land, where he killed, took prisoners, and captured booty. He entered Somnath where he broke the greatest idol that they used to worship, and he captured its swords and necklaces. Then he returned, safe and victorious. End quote.