Ahmed Hammuda

Ahmed Hammuda is a regular contributor at Islam21c. His interests lie in Qur'anic Tafsir and the field of Middle East Affairs and how they reflect on Muslims living in the West. He is an Electrical Engineer by trade and has been involved in various Da'wah activities over the course of his education and working life. He has transferred the same analytical approach required in engineering into a careful and measured approach in his views and positions.
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Da’wah and Political Struggle

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Yā Sīn, the People of the Town in Light of a Daʿwah and Political Struggle (Part 2 of 2) Supervised by Ustādh Asim Khan and written by Rayhan Zaman, Hussain Chowdury, Junayed Ahmad and Ahmed Hammuda. In our previous article, we related the story of Asḥāb al-Qaryah by examining the Tafāsīr of various scholars and commenting on its general meaning. This article provides a short reflection on some of these verses, in light of Daʿwah (invitation to Islam) and political activism. Opportunity in Daʿwah Lessons Ḥabīb came from the outskirts of the town, indicating that he was not well-known while the

Yā Sīn | Lessons from the People of the Town

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Yā Sīn, the People of the Town in Light of a Da’wah and Political Struggle | Part 1 Supervised by Ustādh Asim Khan and written by Rayhan Zaman, Hussain Chowdury, Junayed Ahmad and Ahmed Hammuda. There is no doubt that Sūrah Yā Sīn is, has been and will always be a beloved chapter of the glorious Qur’ān to many Muslims of the Ummah. In this two-part article, we aim to dissect a mere handful of lessons from the vast ocean of knowledge that exists in this Sūrah, more specifically, pertaining to lessons derived from the story of Asḥāb al-Qaryah in

And Gaza is Victorious

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And Gaza is Victorious   “And on that Day, the believers will rejoice. With the help of Allah. He helps whom He wills, and He is the Almighty, the Most Merciful.” Allah is the greatest and to Him belongs all praise and thanks. For 50 long days, Gaza resisted in the face of the Israeli barbarism that fired in excess of 40 thousand tank and artillery shells, 2.5 million bullets and thousands of F16 rockets at the tiny strip. Despite being one of the strongest militaries in the world, ruthless in its pursuit of civilian casualties and despite having expended

A Letter from the Terrorised Muslims of Sri Lanka

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A Letter from the Muslims of Sri Lanka – after Buddhist Mob’s Terrorism and Devastation To those who are concerned about the Muslims of Sri Lanka, May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you. We, the Muslims of Sri Lanka would like to give you a brief overview of the violence that took place against us on the 16th of June 2014, resulting in the killing of Muslims and the blazing of several of our Mosques and properties. Muslims make up more than 10% of the total population of Sri Lanka. We used to face regular persecution and

Iraq: People’s Revolution or Terrorist Takeover?

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Below is a translation from almoslim.com summarising some guidelines that the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq have given to the rebels involved in liberating some northern areas of Iraq.  It is sad to see such a profound difference between the way recent events have been reported in the western media compared to those on the ground in Iraq.  Just as we saw in Lybia, Syria, Egypt and Tunisia, the despotic regimes on their way out always try and paint the average citizens that have been driven to the point of overthrowing their oppressors, as terrorists. This game-plan has been exacerbated

Mohammad Qutb – Death of an Icon

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All praise be to Allāh and may His blessings and peace be upon his prophet Muhammad. It is with great sadness that we hear of the passing away of a unique Muslim thinker and great revivalist, Muhammad Qutb, on the morning of Friday, the 4th of Jumāda The Second, corresponding to the 4th of April.  Sheikh Muhammad Qutb—the brother of the notable twentieth century theologian and thinker, Sayyid Qutb (may Allāh have mercy on them both)—was of the prominent theologians that had a profound impact on the Muslims all over the world. He was born in 1919, and while little

The Waged War on Islam in Egypt Part 3

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Using Islām to Justify Crime and Oppression Egyptians are notorious for their love of Islām and their particular love of the Prophet sala Allāhu ‘alayh wasalam, commonly attaching ‘Mohammad’ to the beginning of a person’s formal name. It is difficult to believe that al-Sisi and his sponsor’s malicious scheme in Egypt, sustained by murder and repression would gain any momentum if not legitimised by some sort of ‘Islām’. How else would hundreds of thousands be convinced by this scheme and be so ardent in defending it? It is therefore the greatest calamity when a nation’s supposed highest religious authority bends

Zionist Extremists Have Stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound

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“Glorified be He (Allāh) Who took His slave (Muhammad salla Allāhu ‘alayh wasalam) for a journey by night from al-Masjid al-Harām (at Makkah) to Al-Masjid-al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him of Our signs. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.” Few of us stop to ponder over the circumstance this blessed chapter was revealed in and the implications of the Prophet’s great journey (salla Allāhu ‘alayh wasalam). This chapter, having been revealed in Makkah contains topics that are inherent to Islamic ‘Aqīdah, central to our focus and concern. The gathering

The International Union of Muslim Scholars Demand Iraqi Authorities Cease Assault on Sunni Areas

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A demand to the Iraqi authorities to stop the assault on Sunni areas, calling upon all to support and provide relief to those being attacked. All praise is due to Allāh and may peace and blessings be on the Messenger of Allāh, on his family and on his companions. As for what follows: The International Union of Muslim Scholars is closely following the events in Iraq and is extremely concerned at what it is witnessing of spiralling violence, instigated by the Iraqi government’s military operation against Iraq’s Sunni areas. The government’s infiltration of the Anbar province has resulted in bloodshed

Interview with the Imām of the Grand Mosque in the Central African Republic

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The most notable Remarks that the Sheikh made during the Interview: The Muslims in the Central African Republic (CAR) have found themselves between the hammer of Christian missionaries and the anvil of misguided sects. The colonial era has largely marginalised them and there have been intensive attempts to weaken their economic participation in Africa. Certain members in authority are trying to ignite ‘Islamophobia’ amongst the majority of citizens whilst Muslims are exerting all of their efforts to thwart these attempts. There is a lack of Du’āt (callers to Islām) while religious ignorance and partisanship to following old ways are the