American Imam: 9/11 was Round 1- Muslim community is prepared for Round 2 Donald Trump

American Imam: 9/11 was Round 1- Muslim community is prepared for Round 2 Donald Trump

Donald Trump inauguration was very upsetting for Muslim leader Shaikh Yasir Qadhi, a Pakistani American Islamic scholar, theologian and preacher, who has since 2001 served as dean of academic affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute, an international Islamic educational institution with a center in Houston, Texas. The title of the lecture is Positives in Difficult Times (Donald Trump inauguration) – Dr. Sh. Yasir Qadhi Jan 21 2017. Below is a partial transcript of the lecture. Included on this article is a link to the complete 30 minute lecture.

How many famous people, celebrities, journalists, politicians have come out publicly defending us, criticizing the people who are more powerful than them, how many? So at these times of crisis [Donald Trump] we see who are true allies are. And that is a wisdom and a Hikma [Knowledge together with action.] that we have to grasp and take advantage of. As well, we see the opposite. Just like we see our true allies at times of crisis, we all see – what? – our true enemies. And the worst enemies are whom? The ones who are from within our own ranks. Opportunists who want to sell themselves and their families and their community, who want to betray the very religion that they were brought up in, who want to go against everything that Islam stands for…  Sellout traitors who are willing to discard their own community, to claim that the majority of mosques are hotbeds of radicalization. And they know that that is not the case because they grew up in the mosques… And these are the people – we need to know who they are for future reference… Political crisis bring about in us an enthusiasm for activism, a sense of identity. We need to show our Islam. [“ISIS published its manifesto in which it cites verses of the Quran, the Hadith and rulings of Muslim scholars, and citations from tasveer, commentary on the Quran, to justify their position.”] You know at times –  and we’ve all heard stories like this –  that there are people – you don’t think them to be very pious, very righteous – but something happens, somebody says something about Allah’s Messenger, something negative happens and all of a sudden this person whom you had dismissed, you shouldn’t have, but you had dismissed. O! this guy has no Iman [belief in angels…]. This guy doesn’t pray. This guy drinks. All of a sudden when the pressure rises this person, whom you thought had no iman, turns out he has more iman than you when it comes to fighting against Islamophobes [Activists response in France to blasphemy]. That level of spirit, of activism – we need a struggle and we’re going to face the struggle in the coming years, coming ahead. Each one of us has a role to play as we see in the history of Mecca, early Mecca. [Early Muslim-Meccan Conflict refer to a series of raids in which the Islamic prophet Muhammed and his companions participated. The raids were generally offensive.] Some people financially they freed the slaves. Others are giving da’wah. Others amongst the nobility, teaching and preaching. Others going to… Everybody has a role to play. And we need that sense of spirited community. And yes, a struggle which means a political crisis. So that we come together and have a strategy, long-term thinking.  What are we going to do? Once again 9/11 was a wakeup call for many of us and now this [Donald Trump] is round two.

Complete Lecture

Cartoon Beheading Crisis. American Imam Implies Muslims in France are Victims of Genocide

Cartoon Beheading Crisis. American Imam Implies Muslims in France are Victims of Genocide

French teacher Samuel Paty showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in a class on free speech. Several days later he was beheaded by a Muslim migrant. The French government, in a show of solidarity with the teacher & free speech, displayed cartoons of Prophet Mohammad on Buildings.

Omar Suliman is an American Muslim scholar, civil rights leader, writer. He is the Founder and President of Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies at Southern Methodist University. He is currently the Resident Scholar of the Valley Ranch Islamic Center and the Co-Chair Emeritus of Faith Forward Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square, a multi-faith coalition of clergy for peace and justice. Below is an excerpt of that lecture.

Genocides are carried out in the name of assimilation. But this is what we have with this problem. This is what we have at this juncture. It is not Islam that has the problem. It is France that has the problem. …and that subjugation affects all of us. That type of behavior affects all of us. And you see it in France where you have the prophet PBUH portrayed in the worst of ways. Insulted in the worst of ways. …Our brothers and sisters are living these days’ rights now where they are walking in the street and harassed just for being Muslim and targeted. Their institutions are being shut down right and left. They are being taunted and provoked over and over again and told that they are the problem, not the systemic bigotry and racism that’s being leveled towards them. And so our hearts are with our brothers and sisters there and of course with our brothers and sisters all over the world that are subjugated and suffering in this way. Our hearts are with them. And we want them to know that their steadfastness is seen by us all as well as we see their steadfastness. We see the way that they are holding their own. …And may Allah grant us that sincerity and that steadfastness and that firmness. And May Allah MHNBE allow us to remain with our deen [religion], and its fullness, with our Quran, with our Sunnah, in its fullness and not no succumb to these types of forms of oppression.

Texas Imam “Islamic Armies Spread Islam”

Sheikh Yasir Qadhi shares wisdoms while interviewing Dr Zakir Noik about why he moved to Malesia after exile from India.

Dr. Zakir Naik and Dr. Yasir Qadhi | A Reflection on the Current Crisis | EPIC Replay April 22 2020. Following is an excerpt

One of the things that I said when I went to Malaysia, is that in most Muslim countries in the world, the armies of Islam came and then Islam spread after that. But Malaysia is one of the few places that Islam spread organically. and the majority of its inhabitants are Muslim despite the fact that you know there was no razwa [Islamic conquest]. From the time of the umayyads [The first dynasty of Arab caliphs (661-750). Its capital was Damascus ] or the sahaba [companions of the Prophet] so this is, inshallah, something that they can use to their advantage.

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[al-Hadeed 27:25]

So whoever deviates from the Book is to be brought back with iron, i.e. by force. Hence the soundness of the religion is based on the Qur’aan and the Sword. It was narrated that Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah MABPWH said: The Messenger of Allaah PBUH commanded us to strike with this, meaning the sword, whoever turns away from this, meaning the Qur’aan.

[al-Baqarah 2:251]

2 – Allaah has commanded us to prepare the means of fighting against the kuffaar and frightening them. He says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“And make ready against them all you can of power, including steeds of war (tanks, planes, missiles, artillery) to threaten the enemy of Allaah and your enemy, and others besides whom, you may not know but whom Allaah does know”

[al-Anfaal 8:60]

If Islam was only spread by peaceful means, what would the kuffaar have to be afraid of? Of mere words spoken on the tongue? In al-Saheehayn it is narrated that the Prophet PBUH said: “I have been supported with fear as far as a month’s journey.” Would the kuffaar be afraid of being told, “become Muslim, but if you do not then you are free to believe and do whatever you want”? or were they afraid of jihad and the imposition of the jizyah and being humiliated? That may make them enter Islam so that they may be spared this humiliation. 3 – When the Messenger called people to Islam, his call was accompanied by the sword, and he commanded his leaders to do likewise, so that when the people saw the serious of the Muslims in calling people to their religion, that dispelled any confusion.

Colorado Imam: You are in Crisis Macron Not Islam. Islam is Growing

October 2 French president Emanuel Macron  unveiled a plan to defend France’s secular values against what he termed as “Islamist radicalism”, saying the religion was “in crisis” all over the world, prompting a backlash from Muslim activists. Macron insisted “no concessions” would be made in a new drive to push religion out of education and the public sector in France.

Colorado Imam Karim Abu Zaid is founder of (TAQI), Tafseer Al-Qur’an Institute FT Hifz, Arabic and Islamic Studies Program with branches in Lanham, Maryland, Sharkia, Egypt and Denver Colorado. Video

Who is in crisis? Islam or Macron? | Friday Khutbah Replay | Imam Karim AbuZaid. Streamed live on Oct 10, 2020

Because it is the will of Allah. Allah knew in his Divine wisdom that there will be a messenger who will come to rectify the situation. But sorry, Mr. Macron, this is not the case with Islam. …1.8 now. 1.8 billion Muslims, that’s the crisis that Emmanuel is feeling. In spite of this, but Islam is spreading like fire spreads in a dry wood. His own people are accepting Islam. One out of ten in France are Muslim. Can you imagine that? One out of ten are Muslims. So where is the crisis Mr. Macron? The people are liking the whole religion? What is wrong with you? Oh, you’re afraid because they say in less than 50 years, in the year 2050 Islam will pass Christianity.

Is that why? That is the real crisis… This religion will reach as far as the daylight and the night – the darkness of the night – reaches, basically every place in the face of this Earth. And it will enter every single home. Then there will be a prophet kinship and that’s the one Macron and all his like, the English and all of those, place in the Muslim world – place in the Muslim  world. Can you just allow the Muslim world to run your own thing? Election, democracy, run it and you’ll see who will win…  Brothers and sisters in Islam, it’s so great to feel good, to feel confidence, about your religion…

We have actually a long-term plan beyond your life and the life of your kids. But the question that I ask myself and my brothers who are listening to this sermon, what are you going to do?…  How do they feel when they heard this guy saying this about Islam? How did they feel? Did your son come and say what’s this guy saying about my religion? Ha!! That’s right there where we can make a change. But it’s going to take time. Now we have to contribute to this. Look at your child. And if you don’t have one, look at a Muslim child. And that’s why we have schools. I tell you if there is a project out there that is of benefit to the Muslim ummah, [it’s] Islamic schools

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Trudeau, Muslim lobby are silent over France’s war on “Islamist separatism”

Trudeau, Muslim lobby are silent over France’s war on “Islamist separatism”

France declared war on radical Islam. On September 30, 2020 French President Emmanuel Macron revealed his government is in the process of drafting a law to fight “Islamist separatism” which will be presented to Parliament in December.

In a speech in the Paris region Macron described Islam as “a religion that is in crisis all over the world today” due to “an extreme hardening” of positions. Macron declared that “Islam in France must be freed from foreign influence” promising to promote secular values in France while conducting improved oversight of the financing of mosques.

Macron acknowledged that the French state was partly responsible for the “ghettoisation” of communities with large numbers of Muslim residents, saying that non-secular organisations have sought to make up for “failings” of “integration policy”. “Where we stepped away, they stepped in,” he said.

The French President urged immediate crackdown on radical Islamists following the beheading of the teacher Samuel Paty by a Muslim immigrant in reaction to displaying controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by Paty to his pupils as part of a discussion about free speech

On October 20, 2020 Macron said the Sheikh Yassin Collective – an Islamist group named after the founder of the Palestinian militant group Hamas – would be outlawed for being “directly involved” in the killing. He said the ban was a way of helping France’s Muslim community, Europe’s largest, from the influence of radicalism.

The French government also ordered a mosque to close for sharing videos on Facebook calling for action against Mr Paty and sharing his school’s address in the days before his death.

Sheikh Ali Al-Yousuf of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said in an October 18, 2020 interview on Channel 9 (Turkey) that from the perspective of Islamic law, one cannot say that the Chechen teen who recently beheaded French history teacher Samuel Paty is guilty of a serious crime. Rather, he said that the teen’s transgression was that he took it upon himself to carry out the death penalty for insulting the Prophet Muhammad, while the sentence should be carried out by a shari’a court in an Islamic state.

Sheikh Al-Yousuf said that people should focus on the fact that Paty had been teaching people to “hate” the Prophet Muhammad, and he argued that France is undergoing a crisis, since “Islam is growing because of its moral values.”

Imam Karim AbuZaid, the Imam of the Colorado Muslims Community Center (Dar Al-Tawheed) in Aurora, Colorado, mocks Macron’s policy emphasizing that Islam is not in a crisis but France due to the changing demography.

In an Friday sermon at Colorado Muslims Community Center Karim AbuZaid said:

Islam is spreading like fire spreads in dry wood. His own people are accepting Islam. One out of every ten in France are Muslim. Can you imagine that? So where is the crisis Mr. Macron? People are liking the whole religion. What is wrong with you? Oh you’re afraid because they say in less than 50 years in the year 2050 Islam will pass Christianity. Is that why? That is the real crisis… This religion will reach as far as the day light and the night the darkness of the night reaches. Basicaly every place in the face of this Earth. And it will enter every single home…

Brothers and sisters in Islam it is so great to feel good to feel confidence about your religion… So don’t worry about Islam Mr. Macron. Islam is not in crisis we have actually a long-term plan beyond your life and the life of your kids. But the question that I ask myself and my brothers who are listening to this sermon what are you going to do?… How did they (Muslim sons) feel when they heard this guy saying this about Islam? How did they feel? Did your son come and say what is this guy saying about my religion? Huh! There is where we can make a change… It’s going to take time. Now we have to contribute to this. Look at your child and if you don’t have one to look at a Muslim child that’s why we have schools. I tell you if there is a project out there that is of benefit to the Muslim Ummah (brotherhood) it’s Islamic schools.

As of yet a thorough search of social media has not indicated any comment on this issue by Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau, the leading Muslim advocacy organization (National Council of Canadian Muslims – NCCM) and the Muslim Parliamentary Caucus.

Trudeau’s position on Islam stands in stark contrast to the policy espoused by the French government. In 2015 Trudeau said “we need to make sure that we’re working with communities like the Muslim community, for example, to demonstrate that Islam is not incompatible with free and open Western societies.” According to Trudeau, “Canadians are quick to point out that ISIS is wrong, that Islam is not incompatible with the Western secular democracy, a free place like Canada.”