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Putin: Who created ISIS? (Video)

The higher objectives of the Sharia



By: Mateen A. Khan (translator)

Translators comment: Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah refers to the set of objectives and goals which the Sharī‘ah strives to establish. For example, the preservation of faith, life, lineage, intellect and property are essential objectives of the Sharī‘ah as propagated by Imam al-Ghazālī. These objectives establish benefits (al-masālih) and remove harms (al-mafāsid) for the individual and community. However, we find that some misconstrue their place and derive rulings from the objectives while going against the primary textual evidences i.e. the Qur’an and Sunnah. For clarification, we turn towards a translated chapter from Usūl al-Iftā’[1] by Mufti Taqi Usmani (May Allah bless and preserve him) entitled Maqāsid al-Sharī‘ah.

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Sheikh Mohammed Salih Al Uthaymeen about Friendship (Video)

Surah 01 Al-Fatiha – Mishary Rashid Alafasy سورة الفاتحة – العفاسي (Video)

info-pictogram1 Visualization and Translation of Surah 001 Al-Fatiha. This calming recitation is by Mishary Rashid Alafasy from Taraweeh in Ramadan 1426H.
سورة الفاتحة مشاري راشد العفاسي
Surah Al-Faatiha is the opening chapter of the Holy Quran. You can read in detail about this Surah from:
You can watch of the entire rukku from where this recitation was taken from at:

Duas for times of hardship



In response to some beneficial questions regarding trials and tribulations Sayyidi Habib Umar (may Allah preserve him and spread his benefit among us) responded with the following Prophetic prescriptions:

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Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: Countering Violent Extremism (Video)

info-pictogram1 Countering Violent Extremism with Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, from a workshop at the United States Institute of Peace. There’s also a Q&A after 54 minutes.
More Hamza Yusuf lectures…

On Facebook Israelis wish death for pro-Palestine Holocaust survivors



By: Ami Kaufman

Nope, it’s not The Onion.

A few days ago some 300 Holocaust survivors placed an ad in the New York Times  condemning the massacre in Gaza. My colleague from Local Call, John Brown, has selected a few of the responses on Facebook that Israelis posted in response to the ad.

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When you want to mention your companion’s faults, remember your own faults.

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