In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
(The Meaning of The Holy Qur'an,
English translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali. Complete online text.)
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Articles related to Islam post-9/11:
- Khomeini's curse: One man's perversion of Islam. (by S. Rob Sobhani; October 23, 2001)
The phenomenon called Osama bin Laden did not happen in a vacuum, but Muslims worldwide must actively condemn this perversion of their beautiful religion of Islam.
- Dissertation: Murder, Manslaughter & Terrorism - All in the Name of Allah. (by Asif Iftikhar; 22 October 2001)
The best defence against such people is a counter-argument to their so-called religious teachings, their corruption of Islam.
- Opinion: Fighting bin Ladenism. (by Thomas L. Friedman; November 6, 2001)
According to Shafeeq Ghabra, "we [Muslims] cannot be in this blame-others mode forever."
- Commentary: Britain ignores the angry Muslims within at its peril. (by Melanie Phillips; November 4, 2001)
- Bin Laden: Yes, I did it. (12 November 2001 Article by David Bamber in Daily Telegraph - London)
Osama bin Laden admits al-Qa'eda carried out attacks in interview for a Pakistani newspaper.
- Pakistan's Blasphemy Law: Words Fail Me. (by Akbar S. Ahmed; May 19, 2002)
Pakistan's blasphemy law (death penalty) used against respectful modern interpretations and for personal rivalry, hostility toward minorities, political reasons.
- Study Warns of Stagnation in Arab Societies. (by Barbara Crossette; July 2, 2002)
A blunt new report by Arab intellectuals commissioned by the United Nations warns that Arab societies are being crippled by a lack of political freedom, the repression of women and an isolation from the world of ideas that stifles creativity.
- Qur'an: "Son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle." (Analysis by Stephen Wright; October 26, 2003 )
The rumor that a "son of Arabia would awaken a fearsome Eagle" is spoken of in Quran 9:11--or anywhere in the Quran--is NOT true. Detailed discussion in response to an email query.
- Muslim scholars forbid takfeer (the labeling of apostasy). (by Sana Abdallah; July 7, 2005)
Over 170 Muslim scholars, thinkers and historians agreed on Wednesday to forbid takfeer, or accusing other Muslims of apostasy, and decided to work out a criteria for issuing fatwas - religious edicts - in an attempt to unify the eight schools of Islamic thought and put an end to violence done in the name of the religion.
- North American Muslim Scholars Issue Edict (fatwa) Against Terrorism. (by Jason DeRose; July 28, 2005)
While many American Muslim groups have repeatedly condemned acts of religious extremism, the new edict from the 18-member Fiqh Council of North America (the group of Islamic scholars that decides judicial issues for Muslims) carries the weight of an official judicial ruling.
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