Tag: UTHMAN

Surah al-Buruj: a crucial lesson on human suffering

“When they sat by it” Surah al-Buruj in light of Bystanding The place of ‘witnessing’ is a salient motif in Sūrah al-Burūj. At four points within the sūrah Allah draws our attention to forms of shahāda – ‘to witness’. He (subḥānahu wa ta’āla) swears by the shāhid ‘witness’ and mash-hūd

“Clean War” – When Media & Militarism Meet

  Tell that to the ravens plucking out eyes on the blood-packed sand To fathers cradling the last of their hopes in torn bodies To young girls swelling with the unwanted gifts of swift strong soldiers To mothers and wives pulling on veils of grief as they wash their dead

Between the friends of Allah and the friends of Shaytan

BOOK REVIEW   The Decisive Criterion Between The Friends of Allah and The Friends of Shaytan Author: Ibn Taymiyyah (d728H) Pubisher: Dar As-Sunnah Publishers, Birmingham, UK Edition: Third Edition, Paperback Pages: 384 Translator: Abu Rumaysah INTRODUCTION Aḥmad b. ʿAbdul Halīm Taqi al-Dīn, famously known as Sheikh-ul-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah, is a