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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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

The Ugly Face of Assad in Homs

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What was perpetrated at the hands of the Assad regime in the besieged city of Homs proves that this regime is following a policy of extending the conflict for as long as is possible while manipulating the international community. After pledging to evacuate the civilians in the city and to provide a safe route for their exit, the regime seized the opportunity to detain hundreds of them. This follows the deterioration of the situation in Homs, to the extent that some of its inhabitants are surviving on cats and dogs. The regime also attacked the UN convoy that surrounded the

Syria’s Palestinians: Double-Tragedy amidst Shameful International Abandonment

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The Prophet (Ṣallāhu 'alayhi wa salam) said: “A woman went to Hell because of a cat which she detained. She did not feed it when she detained it, and she did not let it free to eat of the vermin of the earth.” Upon one calamity mounts another for the Palestinians in Syria. By no means has that painful memory been forgotten; marching through the hills and valleys upon the curved roads of Palestine, escaping the Zionist onslaught. Like a thick white snake that stretched into an unending horizon, Palestinians parted their homes as if they had parted from their

Egypt: Is it the Uḥud of Today?

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The loss of Egypt can be considered a depressing point in history for many Muslims. Indeed, as Muslims we have been agonisingly hurt by this defeat. Many of us had thought that we had made a big step towards establishing a state, based on an Islamic foundation. Our brothers and sisters in Egypt had suffered tremendously in bringing the reign of the Tāghiya, the tyrant to an end, and then voted in a man who despite the lies that were fabricated and said about him, actually embodied many attributes that we as Muslims were extremely pleased with. His appearance, for

Association of Syrian Scholars on ISIL’s Actions

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In the name of Allāh, most Beneficent, Most Merciful “Allāh does not like that the evil should be uttered in public except by him who has been wronged. And Allāh is ever All-Hearer, All-Knower.”   All praise is due to Allāh, the one who has sent down the Book (the Qur’ān) in truth and the Balance (i.e. to act justly), so that mankind may maintain justice. May peace and salutations be upon our leader Muḥammad, who brought glad tidings and warnings to mankind. He is the teacher of good and the caller to the way of Allāh with wisdom and

The Waged War on Islam in Egypt Part 2

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The ‘authorisation’ that the crook al-Sisi sought was to light a green beacon before his actions and to doom them unquestionable in light of his ‘democracy’. A more Inclusive Transition? Or a Waged War on the Majority? Classified a ‘transition’, no indication has suggested that this Egyptian ‘government’ is intending on stepping down to a civilian authority. The observer would assume that ‘a transitional government’ would still represent the Islamic-dominated electorate. Unless, of course if it was installed to achieve the opposite effect. It occurs that Hazem El Beblawi, the ‘interim’ Prime Minister is the founder of social democratic party,