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Police Tear Gas School Kids In Kenya (Video)

info-pictogram1 Protesters in Nairobi Kenya, including many children, have been targeted with tear gas by authorities – leading to furious reaction on Twitter. The protesters had gathered to raise awareness about an alleged land grab that claimed a school playground.

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The Reality Of The Music Industry (Video)

info-pictogram1 R2I Media has gone behind the scenes and looked closer at the realities behind working in the music industry.
While aspirations of becoming a musician are high on the agenda of many young Muslims, the reality of what the industry is actually like is something completely different to what is portrayed on our television screens. We talk to numerous artists who explain what it’s like to be a Muslim and a musician.
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Hussain Yee: The Trend that Everybody can say Anything (Audio)

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Corrupt Argentinian Cop Jumps Onto Moving Car, Fakes Injury & Arrests The Driver! (Video)

The post that Suhaib Webb took down about Nicki Minaj and Ferguson

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By: Suhaib Webb

After greater thought and encouragement by brothers and sisters from different communities, I’ve decided to repost the post I took down about Nicki Minaj and Ferguson. Shame on me for cowering to isms who in the name of constructs foreign to our faith seek to insulate evil.

The post is found below. I would appreciate folks comments and thoughts – their critique. However, I will not tolerate harsh accusations against me or anyone who comments.

I’m concerned with attempts by some who obviously have no idea who I am or are familiar with my track record to label me something I’m not. That in itself demanded a repost. Folks who know me know that I see the arts as an important vehicle to souls. Hence we have #ArtMonday on this page. When the arts serve to corrupt and harm people, regardless of ethnic or cultural root, you can bet that I will be there to speak out. For that reason I gave a Khutba a little over a year ago on Breaking Bad.

As a father, and an Imam in a community, I pay attention to what is influencing folks around me and I speak for or against it. I do not look through the lenses of isms, but the lenses of the permissible and the impermissible.

The dangers of lying

Lying is a reprehensible quality where the Islamic Shari’ah ( Islamic law ) has severe warnings against it . Human (healthy ) sense instinctively repelled by such a quality .
Sincerity is one of the pillars of survival , the origin of all praiseworthy characteristics , the cornerstone of Prophethood and fruit of piety . Lying is an act that is against the innate human nature .

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There is warned against lying in Islam and is forbidden in the Qur’an, the Prophetic Sunnah and the consensus of Islamic scholars . Lying certainly has consequences both in this life and the next .

Lying is only allowed under very strict conditions and in certain situations when it does not result in depriving a person of his / her rights , bloodshed or slandering others and the like. In fact, are permitted only in a situation to one’s life to save between two warring parties reconcile or to create more love and compassion . Between spouses

There is no specific day or time which allows Islam to lie and what they want to say . On the first day of April, ( what is known as April 1st joke ) , people consider to lie and say what they want lawful , without any basis. There ‘s a lot of harm resulting from such a practice .

The Messenger of Allah ( peace and blessings be upon him ) said : ” Honesty leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise. Verily , a man is honest until he is written as ever – faithful . With Allah And lying leads to moral corruption and moral corruption leads to the Fire . Verily , a man will continue to lie until he is written with Allah as a complete liar . ” [ Saheeh al- Bukhaari Muslim]
Abdullah ibn Mas’ud said: “You must tell the truth . Honesty leads to the right action . The right action leads to Paradise. Be on your guard for lying . Lying leads to corruption and corruption leads to the Fire . Do not you see that it was said : “He speaks the truth and act properly ,” and ” He’s lying and corrupt . ‘”
Ibn Mas’ud ( may Allah be pleased with him ) said : ” Lying is not accepted in jest or in earnest . ” Then he recited (Allah be pleased with him) the following verse :
يا أيها الذين آمنوا اتقوا الله وكونوا مع الصادقين

“O you who believe, fear Allah and be with the truthful . ” (Al – Tawba : 119)
Abu Bakr ( may Allah be pleased with him ) said : “Beware of lying because it opposes the faith.”
Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas ( may Allah be pleased with him) said : “The believer may acquire all sorts of characteristics except treachery and lying.”
Ibn ‘ Umar ( may Allah be pleased with him ) said : ” Men will never reach the reality of faith until he abstains from lying even if it’s for fun.”

Permitted lie !
Lying is permitted in three cases : war , atonement between two quarreling parties and a man who lies to his wife (or vice versa ) because of their love and harmony between them .

Umm Kalthum bint ‘ Uqbah ( may Allah be pleased with her ) narrated that they are the Messenger of Allah ( peace and blessings be upon him) heard saying : “He that two people reconciles , and do so something good tell whether something good says , is not a liar.” (Sahih Al – Bukhari and Muslim)
It was narrated that Asma ‘ bint Yazeed ( Allah be pleased with her ) said : “The Messenger of Allah ( peace and blessings be upon him ) said : ” It is not allowed to tell , except in three ( cases lies ) : as a man speaks to his wife to please her, lying in wartime and lying to reconcile ” people together .