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Sunday Times Public Apology to Dr Sh Haitham al Haddad

Alhamdulillah another example of Victory for the believers as truth prevails falsehood by the mercy of the most high, Allahu akbar. Our congratulations to Dr Sheikh Haitham al Haddad and his family for having the patience , will and strength in taking media giants, like the Sunday Times, who wrongfully accused him to task. Indeed victory is with Allah and Allah alone.

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Please leave your comments of support and congratulations and spread the good news as far and wide as possible and make Dua for the Sheikh and let this be an example of never giving up in a struggle for justice. Below is the apology from the Corrections and Clarifications section of today’s Sunday Times  [Published: 16 August 2015]

In the article “‘Asbos’ to silence 25 hate clerics” (News, December 22, 2013), we wrongly alleged that Dr Shaykh Haitham Al Haddad, a British-based Islamic scholar, commentator and jurist, had praised Osama bin Laden in an article he wrote in May 2011 entitled “Advice for Muslims on the Death of Osama bin Laden” and that he had been accused of justifying the killing of innocent civilians by terrorists as “collateral damage”. We are happy to clarify that Dr Al Haddad was not banned from speaking at the LSE in 2012, as we reported. We understand that his talk was postponed during an LSE investigation and that it went ahead after he sent a letter to the LSE rejecting anti-semitism. We have agreed a settlement with Dr Al Haddad and apologise to him for the distress caused.


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  1. barek Allahu feek!

  2. Leadin science technology

    Brand is extremely powerful – like a car -Made in Japan vs Made in China vs Made in Germany- the perception- rational or irrational – sentiments – has the power to make or break.

    If others see Muslims as a highly educated community – a community of best doctors, engineers, scientists, innovators who lead by knowledge – Muslims will get the positive brand – all problem will be solved- Muslims will be respected by all.

    There is a major brand problem with Islam. This problem has to be solved by Muslims and Muslims only. The solution is be the knowledge leader in science and technology- there is no other solution.

    If some one himself claims that he is good – no body will believe him. When others say he is good- all will believe.

    This should be the target of the Muslim intellectuals.Use your energy, money , time in doing this.

  3. Sheikh Haitham is a true Brit & hero of Islam. He has shown real fortitude, standards & values.

  4. ‘We (God) hurl the truth/ facts at the falsehood/ lies and it devastates it.’ Quran(21:18)

  5. Alhamdulillah.

  6. Subhan Allah
    Alhamd ulillah
    Allahu Akbar

  7. Glory Of Islam

    Yes dear journalists do not be left feeling so humbled and humiliated to us but rise out of this mistake and humble yourselves to Allah subhanawatala !

  8. Allahu akbar

  9. Allahu Akbar! “When truth has arrived, falsehood perishes cos falsehood by its nature bound to be perished”.
    May Allah swt preserve you & your family as well as the entire Ummah. May Allah swt guide them & all of us & may Allah swt keep us steadfast with ultimate sincerity. Ameen.

  10. Aminata Jallow

    Massah Allah Sheikh. May Allah protect and preserve you! Ameen Ya Rabb!

  11. Javed Taimuri

    Allahuakbar ,
    Good news !
    He is amazing scholar Mashallah


  12. May Allah continue to guide us with the truth and for the truth. As for sheikh Haitham, May Allah make your test easy for you. Aameen. As for the media, well perhaps it’s about time they gave us the truth, instead of fabricating it.

  13. Say truth has come and falsehood perished, for falsehood by its nature is bound to perished. Man run shaykh

  14. By (the Token of) Time (through the ages), Verily Man is in loss, Except such as have Faith, and do righteous deeds, and (join together) in the mutual teaching of Truth, and of Patience and Constancy.

    Congratulations for being constant, perseverant and faithful.

  15. Mashallah brother mashallah
    May Allah subhanahuwa ta’ala be with you
    Allahu akbar

  16. Allahuakbar, this is indeed a signpost and a milestone along the path to many more victories inshaAllah. May Allah keep us all firm and may the detractors know that the Mulsims will not take being victimised lying down and that we will, by Allah’s permission and mercy rise to the challenge as we have done here. May we receive many more such spoils.

  17. The Sunday Times is owned by Murdoch, so we should expect anti-Muslim coverage.

    Just like being attacked by Tony Blair these days is a badge of honour, so too could it be a sign that you are doing something right if Murdoch is after you.

    As we always say, “lions are not affected by the opinion of sheep.”

  18. Alhumdollilah.
    This is great news. Verily Allah is with those who are patient.

  19. Abdulrazaq Nuhu

    This is how supposes to do in any suspect, without investigation the truth will not be appear. kudos to our beloved shaykh we love you for the sake of Allah, may Allah protect our ulama in general. ameen

  20. Alhamdulliah Sheikh, you will always have our duas and support inshaAllah.

  21. Allahu Akbar! May Allah continue to give our beloved scholars , Dr Hadad and other patience, protect them and guide them to stand on the side of truth always.

  22. Masha Allah. That is great news.

  23. Alhumdolillah. Excellent news and I am glad he also sued them, although it seems like an out of court settlement, but it is a reparation nonetheless. What is disgusting about these racist papers is that they falsely accuse respectable muslims of anti–Semitism, yet they whole-heartedly preach zionist racism (viz. anti-Islam and anti-muslim racism).

  24. Islam is the greatest Religion ever

  25. Allah akbar we are with you sheikh

  26. Alhamdulilah May Allah bless you and reward you for all your good deeds and may he help you to continue enlightening people with your dawah.
    May Allah protect you and your family and have mercy on you and give you patience.

  27. Top bloke that Dr Sh Haitham al Haddad chap.

  28. Alhamdulilah. Every time they try to defame us we need to sue them for damages so that they learn.

  29. Alhamdullilah! May Allah protect Sheikh Haitham from falsehood ameen

  30. Hasina Parveen

    AllahuAkbar …. Allah is great!!!!!! Alhamdulillah great to see the normally shameless media apologising, even if it took them nearly 2 years. Pity they didn’t spend similar time deliberating before they printed the defamatory article in the first place.

    ManshaAllah. Victory to our sheikh and his family, may Allah protect them…. Ameen

  31. Awesome news! mA!

  32. Alhamdo Lillah and congratulations to Sheikh Haitham , from the start I was of the opinion the Sheikh should take Sunday Times to task and am happy he had the resolve to do exactly that and am happy to see justice prevail and truth come out at last. However, there is another important point we should not overlook and it is that there is on the whole a fair even handed unbiased redress system in this country which allowed this apology to be forthcoming.

  33. MashaAllah,alhamdullilah
    May Allah(SWT) aid all our brothers n sisters wherever they are. We all know Allah will test the believers, may He make us those who stay stronger
    Well done sheikh Allah has raised up ur Eza.mashaAllah

  34. Alhamdulillah, excellent. Hope the BBC are next inshaAllah. Telegraph and Daily Mail as well perhaps!

  35. Mohammed Hossain


  36. ManshaAllah. Victory to our sheikh and his family, may Allah protect them.

  37. Muhammad Thomson

    Alhamdulillah great to see the normally shameless media apologising, even if it took them nearly 2 years. Pity they didn’t spend similar time deliberating before they printed the defamatory article in the first place.

    Only question remaining is can we take our kids to Legoland now?

  38. Naved Siddiqi

    Well done to all involved for having the resolve and persisting with fortitude. Misinformation can serve no good purpose.

  39. Allahu Akbar our dear Sheikh! Wallahi, by the grace of Allah Azza wa Jal, you are our leader in the UK! You have not sold out, nor been extreme like the Madkhalis or khawarij! You are on the truth in shaa Allah!

    انت على حق ان شاء الله يا شيخنا فثبت وتوكل على الله تعالى

    !قد جاهدت في الله حق جهاده رغم انوف الاعداء والمنافقين والغلاة فجزاك الله عن مسلمي برطانيا احسن الجزاء

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