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Jihad – The Four Forms and the West

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In the west we often interpret “jihad” as “waging war in the name of Allah” or “Islamic holy war”. This is not without justification, but it also annoys and upsets many Muslims who see jihad as a “supreme effort” to lead a “godly personal and social life”.

Thus Muslim scholar Mahmoud Ayoub states that "The goal of true jihad is to attain a harmony between Islam (submission), iman (faith), and ihsan (righteous living)."


Open Mosque Day – Muslims Serve Up Tea and Taqiyah

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Sunday, October 27, was Open Mosque Day at twenty-two Mosques and Islamic Centers in Southern California. An invitation communique from the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California assured non-Muslims that “Muslims are happy to answer questions about their religion.” Based on reports from those who visited the mosques, their hosts were very cordial. The visitors were provided with refreshments, guided tours, and even question-and-answer sessions about the mosque and Islam in general. However the answers to ideological questions left more than a few visitors disappointed, and they felt their intelligence was insulted by the evasive answers. Taqiyah – the art of deception to hide the shameful truth about Islam -- was on full display.


Western Politics and the Pet Elephant Parable

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After the horrible 9/11 Islamic terrorist incident, the then president George W. Bush declared “Islam is a religion of Peace”. Bush knew what Islam is all about. After all, he studied “Sirat Rasul Allah” and the “Qur’an”. Hadith book volumes are on the main shelve for his daily readings.


The Khilafa Delusion

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As we know, the Islamic Khilafa ended with the collapse of the Ottoman empire in 1924. Not many Muslims at the time mourned the death of the khilafa, certainly nothing on the scale we see these days. The Turks were thrilled by the prospect of cultural freedom in the modern and secular Turkey that was already being established by Mustafa Kamal. Outside Turkey, the Arabs celebrated the victory of their revolt which brought about the downfall of a repulsive and ailing empire.



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Any Muslim needs a Job? Just Email Al-Qaeda…!


How the Sikhs Countered the Brutality of the Foreign Muslim Invaders turned Rulers in India, Part 5

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Impact of Guru Arjan Dev’s Martyrdom

The Hindus, Sikhs and other natives of India had to suffer a great deal of oppression and hatred from the Muslim rulers and the local Muslim population. Though the disciples of the Sikh gurus urged them to stand up against the Muslim tyranny and oppression and take revenge, the gurus rejected such proposals on the ground that it will not be proper for the saints to be vengeful. It is also mentioned that Emperor Akbar, an avowed apostate of Islam, was not hostile to the Sikhs and other non-Muslims, but the situation greatly deteriorated again after his death. Particularly the barbaric torture inflicted upon Guru Arjan Dev by Emperor Jahangir and his eventual martyrdom greatly altered the view of the Sikhs toward the Mughals. "They resolved not to submit meekly to their oppressions but to defend their rights by arms." [RCM BVB vii:307]


Allah's War Covenant with the Muslims, Part 3

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In parts one and two of this series, I discussed the verses of the Koran that set out the war covenant and (some of) those that support it.

In this final part of the series, I will look at some of the “highlights” from the Canonical Sunni Hadith collections (see bibliography) and Malik's Muwatta that also support it.


How Much Does the Quran Inspire Terrorism?

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The best way to measure it is to analyze the manifestos of various Islamic terrorist groups...


How the Sikhs Countered the Brutality of the Foreign Muslim Invaders turned Rulers in India, Part 4

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Guru Arjan Dev

guru-arjan-devGuru Arjan Dev, the fifth Sikh Guru, was the youngest son of Guru Ram Das, born on 15 April 1563 in GoindvalPunjab. He was also the first Sikh Guru to be martyred by Muslim rulers.

Arjan Dev served as the Guru of Sikhism for a quarter of a century (1581 to 1606 AD). He constructed the Golden Temple, also called Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib, at Amritsar, which is considered the holiest centre of Sikh pilgrimage. ‘Harmandir Sahib’ literally means ‘The Temple of God’.


Racist, Islamo-Supremacist Mehdi Hassan: ‘Non-Muslims Live Their Lives Like Animals’

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Mehdi Hassan, the Oxford-educated sophisticated and claiming-to-be-fully-assimilated model British Muslim, while talking to a Muslim audience, says: Non-Muslims live their lives like animals, who bend any rule to fulfill any desire.


Allah's War Covenant with the Muslims, Part 2

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In part one of this series I discussed the key verses (emboldened in the list below) that form Allah's war covenant with the Muslims.

In this part I will consider some of the supporting evidence found in the Koran.


Sura 8: Al-Anfal (Spoils of War) – Epitome of Muhammad's Divine Evil

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Introduction: The Qur’an is an evil book disguised as a holy one. Hatred of other human beings, just because they have different beliefs, is the celebrated recipe of the book. There are many Suras (chapters) in it that personify evil in a multi-dimensional colorful array.

One of the most evil Suras in the Qur’an, in my view, is Sura 8, titled "Al-Anfal", which translates literally as "The Spoils of War".


The Morality Delusion in Islam

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The Deluded Muslims

The great Egyptian Muslim reformer, Muhammed Abdu (1849-1905), made a famous comparison between France, where he spent sometime of his life, and Egypt. He said: “In France there is Islam without Muslims and in Egypt there are Muslims without Islam”. Mohammed Abdu was very impressed by the high morality of the French people as he judged from their manners and the way they treated him.


Allah's War Covenant with the Muslims, Part 1

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In two previous articles, I discussed the four forms of Jihad and Greater and lesser Jihad.

This article considers another aspect of overall “Jihadi” doctrine mentioned in those articles in greater detail.

Whilst many today are aware of the verses of the Koran that pertain to fighting, perhaps fewer are aware of how these verses combine to form a “war covenant” between Allah and Muslims, which will be set out in detail in this article.


How the Sikhs Countered the Brutality of the Foreign Muslim Invaders turned Rulers in India, Part 3

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More on Teachings of Guru Nanak: It has been mentioned earlier that one of the principal aims of the leaders of the Bhakti Movement was to unite the Hindus under one God. In northern India, they projected either Lord Krishna or Lord Rama as the Supreme God. In the Sikh Panth, the Sikh gurus admitted a formless Supreme God called Sat Shri Akal, Who manifests Himself in the messages of the Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Holy Scripture. Thus, Sikhism abolished idol worship. Like all other leaders of the Bhakti Movement, Guru Nanak discarded existing institutions that stood in the way of unity of the Hindus, for example the caste system. Apart from doing away with the caste system among his followers, he advised his followers to train their mind and all the senses to recognize the Divine Light of Sat Shri Akal within oneself and within the entire creation in order to replace idol-worship as a means of attaining the grace of God. He used to tell his disciples, “Be aware of the Divine in our hearts and the whole creation with every breath we take.


Book Synopsis: ‘Killing Muhammad’

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President Obama said, ‘The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam’

Well Mr. President, if mankind is to survive with its humanity and dignity, then future must not belong to Muhammad and his Islam.


After Communism, Specter of Islam Haunting the Free World

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“A specter is haunting Europe – the specter of Communism,” Karl Marx once famously wrote. It took Europe almost a century to liberate itself from this scourge. Today, another specter is haunting not just Europe, but the entire world – the specter of Islam.


How Islam spread?

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Islam is spread by terror (sword), money (booty), sex (immorality), and the most of all by taqiya (deception, falsehood). While many people know that Islam was spread by these, but they are unaware that “booty” was the main factor.


Zakir Naik – An Expert in Lying, Dishonesty, Chicanery and Charade?

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Zakir-NaikZakir Naik, a medical doctor by training, is the founder of the “Islamic Research Foundation”  (IRF ) based in Mumbai, India and is a popular Islamic preacher. His preaching of Islam focuses on the peaceful, noble and scientific nature of Islam. He is very popular among Muslims all over the world.

Faithfreedom.org received the following email as part of a chain message from M. Ali, an Indian Muslim, which exposes Zakir Naik's lies, fallacies, deceptions and greeds:


How the Sikhs Countered the Brutality of Muslim Invaders Turned Rulers in India, Part 2

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Discussed in this part are Guru Nanak Dev's founding of Sikhism, his teachings and his witnessing of the barbarity of Muslim invader Babur and condemnation of Babur's atrocities.


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