Domestic Affairs

Islam Does Not Accept Domestic Abuse

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Domestic Affairs, Family, Islamic Matters, Journal, Marriage & Family, Prophet Muhammad, Relationships, Spouse, Yasmin's Online Journal | 3 comments

To those who tell you to be silent and have ‘patience’ about abuse, know that the Prophet (pbuh) said:”Help your brother if he is an oppressor or oppressed.” A man said, “Messenger of Allah, I can help him if he is oppressed but tell me how I can help him if he is the oppressor?” He said, “Prevent him from oppressing. That is helping him.” [Sahih Bukhari]

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A Believer’s Response to Hardship

Posted by on Mar 15, 2011 in Domestic Affairs, Overcoming Hardships | 5 comments

For Muslims, now is a time of turmoil. Sometimes, it’s difficult not to feel despair. Everywhere we turn, we see Muslims suffering, struggling all over the world. Many of us are wondering, why is this happening to us? While all these thoughts are natural, we need to look beyond them. We need to look through the illusion for a moment, into the Reality that stands behind it. We must refocus our sight, if we are to see the Truth beyond this hologram. That truth is one of the most oft-repeated lessons in the Qur’an and prophetic teachings. That fundamental truth is this: Everything in this...

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Does The Hutaree Militia Represent Christianity? A Muslim Knows Better

Posted by on Mar 31, 2010 in Domestic Affairs | 0 comments

Nine members of a Christian militia group, Hutaree, were charged Monday with plotting to kill a police officer and slaughter scores more with homemade bombs. According to the indictment, the actions were done in hopes of igniting an uprising against the U.S. government. News of this terror plot is likely to spark a great deal of discussion around the idea of domestic terrorism. But there are some things that are not likely to be part of that discourse. For example, we’re not likely to hear experts discussing whether or not Christian doctrine teaches its followers to overthrow...

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