Al-Aqsa Mosque is under occupation, so in danger.

1. Al-Aqsa Mosque is under occupation, so in danger. If you kurtulamazsa invasion, the danger will continue, and tries out the danger, but will end the Israeli occupation.

2. Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem to be occupied with the heart and is in danger. Today, Jerusalem is no longer the danger which surrounds the Al-Aqsa Mosque, there is a difference between the surrounding danger. Indeed, the danger is one and the same source, that the Israeli invasion. Objectives pursued in this occupation and the last one, but all of a legendary venue where the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the temple Yahudileştirilir (!) If built will be realized.

3. Therefore, Israel’s occupation of the historical and strategies of the Zionist project, which is one of the architects I Gorion David says: “There is no value Kudüs’süz Israel. Mabed’siz in Jerusalem can not be of any value. ”

4. Yahudileştirilme plan of Jerusalem, according to the accounts of the Israeli occupiers are isolated from the Masjid al-Aqsa yalnızlaştırılıp intended target. Yalnızlaştırılması Al-Aqsa Mosque, the need to take to her on the absolute sovereignty of Israel is a mandatory step. In this way, any Muslim who wanted to establish sovereignty over the Aksa structure will be disabled and then the land will be built on the legendary temple.

5. We need to understand the matter well: Al-Aqsa Mosque will be built instead of the legendary temple in America, “the Zionist Protestants” (Evangelicals) are also accepted by conservatives, known as the new. They are, instead of the Masjid al-Aqsa Mosque demolished the temple was to perform the legendary “Battle of Armageddon,” They believe that that’s accelerating.

6. This is true also that the Al-Aqsa Mosque, as well as the new conservatives, the Zionist policy was announced by the enemy. Therefore, under the Aqsa clamp, then it is a sign of your stay subject to more and greater dangers.

7. In addition, the following must avoid the mistake that, today, the attack on the Masjid al-Aqsa, and only a certain group of hostilities-as claimed-Jews are not the work overload. On the contrary, it sustained the attacks, Israel’s official institutions of the occupying himself.

8. So far, the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem are the occupying authorities. Also Judaize Jerusalem and land, homes, sacred method of destruction and all kinds of institutions, the aim of occupying the plan to put their hands is they who make those who stay at practice.

9. Masjid al-Aqsa, the attack planners and practitioners of all kinds for the young people themselves. For example, from 1967 to the present day, the Masjid al-Aqsa digging tunnels under the interconnected networks to build their business conducts itself.

10. Which is part of Al Aqsa Mosque “John Wall” to the various lies, “Do not cry area” out there, according to whether the name of the takeover by Emelie on 11.06.1967 as a preliminary step, it is they who destroyed the neighborhood of al-Meğaribe.

11. Al-Aqsa Mosque as the beginning of a plan to seize all of its gates is considered one of the keys to the Gate of al-Meğaribe hand since 1967 by putting in question the administration of the door is they who are truly the dominant ones.

12. Later, all the doors of the Masjid al-Aqsa and seizure of the administration, day-night guard that attaches to his soldiers in front of the doors, and nearly al-Aqsa Mosque as their own private mülküymüş engelleyenler whom He wills and it is they allowed to enter.

13. After taking control of all the gates of Al Aqsa Mosque and the rampant xenophobia of everything going on today in that area in the effort to control literally felt as an obligation to Al-Aqsa Mosque, even inside the reception of the restoration materials çıkartan obstacles, do not allow oruçluların iftariyeliklerine , a part of preaching in the mosque, and even some Muslims who arrested davetçileri, to arrest the grounds that they have to pray near the Gate of al-Meğaribe They were also exceeding his limitations.

14. The last one, which took place in early 2007 it is they who commit several murders of Al Aqsa Mosque for his harem.

15. Those who build tunnels under Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Jewish Synagogue ones.

16. Al-Aqsa Mosque in the tunnels below the ones who founded a museum in Israel.

17. After 1967, one of the premises of the Masjid al-Aqsa Aqsa namazgâhlarından Tenkiziye Madrasa, one of confiscated later evolved into the madrasa namazgâhını havrasına in a Jewish ones.

18. Each side of the Masjid al-Aqsa mosque in secret or open all the movements of ahalimizin placing surveillance cameras is they who are the employees.

19. Masjid al-Aqsa intelligence each day, the occupation troops and special troops, organizing raids and recognizes no bounds of the Rock-Sahara, al-Masjid al-Aqsa Marwanid namazgâhına believing in and praying, and even the men and women pray in front of the reckless They were also the part that makes detaining Muslims.

20. Masjid al-Aqsa, the people of Israel, albeit forced and encouraged to participate in religious ceremonies is they who are there to do all kinds of security measures in the fields.

21. Every day, thousands of tourists from the half-naked men and women in the Masjid-i Aska’ya fütursuzca sokanlar ones.

22. Again, the beginning of 2007, al-Masjid al-Aqsa Mosque is considered one of the premises and started the destruction of al-Meğaribe Gate Meğaribe way to break down the solid on the road in question is a clearly expressed intention of making military bridges and tanks, trucks and construction equipment in this easily pass through solid bridge those who declared they who will enter Aqsa.

23. Al-Aqsa Mosque, one of John Namazgâhını namazgâhlarından clearly stated that it is they who are intending to convert a Jewish havrasına.

24. Likewise, the premises of the Masjid al-Aqsa Mosque, one of the world’s largest havrasını Tenkiziye Madrasa built on the wreckage of the inner courtyards of this great synagogue in the Aqsa courtyard, those who indicated clearly that it is they wish to make ownership.

25. In addition, the inner courtyards of Al Aqsa Mosque, lies and trickery, such as that introduced in public areas and those areas-is an integral part of the Masjid al-Aqsa Mosque despite knowing very well-connected to their claim that the management of the municipality of Jerusalem to the people themselves beginners.

26. Al-Masjid al-Aqsa Marwanid Namazgâhına and the former has already opened and closed the outer doors kept opening a number of plans for the conversion of those who havralarına namazgâhların They were also the Jews.

27. Old Jerusalem and Masjid al-Aqsa, under all the Selva district, extending to the network of tunnels is they who sustained the continuous digging activities.

28. I must emphasize, however, the Israeli occupying authorities are doing today, activities, planned to be built instead of just the temple in front of the Masjid al-Aqsa adımlarıdır.

29. For this reason, the Israeli occupying authorities, land, wealth, and despite having all the means they are not so far had built a temple. Because their goal, rather than just the legendary Al-Aqsa Mosque is to build a temple.

30. All of these institutions, as well as the Israeli occupation, the Masjid al-Aqsa Surround format also strives to build a series of Jewish Synagogue.

31. On the other hand, Israel, the occupying Israeli institutions in the destructive efforts of Judaizing Jerusalem and Masjid al-Aqsa instead of combining the legendary shrine built over the Jewish organizations in an effort to provide security. A large number of organizations, the most famous ones in this hand-Name, Atrat Mütevellileri’dir Kuhenim and sanctuary.

32. All this means that the Masjid al-Aqsa is in danger. This Quds mosque, and to help-u-Sharif shows that each of us a task for the immediate and inevitable. No one has an excuse for avoiding it can not be dismissed. The weakest point of faith, in occupied Jerusalem and Masjid al-Aqsa, is to go with. In this case, until after the invasion of Israel on the never-ending them in a similar case.

[*] Sheikh Al-Aqsa Mosque Raid Salah’ın International Symposium on the notification was presented.

(Facebook / 29.06.2011)

Hundreds of Yemen troops defect to rebels

Sanaa/Aden: More than 300 members of Yemen’s security forces have defected, opposition sources said on Wednesday, which could bolster opponents demanding that President Ali Abdullah Saleh end his 33 years in power.

The defections come amid intensified military attacks by the Yemeni air force and ground troops on what the government says are Islamist militants affiliated with Al Qaida in south Yemen.

Yemen has been shaken by months of protests against Saleh’s three-decade rule, a resurgent Al Qaida and a separatist rebellion in the south.

“From the podium of the Square of Change in Sana’a, an announcement has been issued that 150 soldiers from the Republican Guards, 130 Central Security soldiers and 60 policemen have joined the rebellion,” an opposition message said.

The defections also included 150 members of the Republican Guards led by Saleh’s son, Brigadier General Ahmad.

If confirmed, the mutinies would represent a major blow to Saleh, who has spent the past three weeks receiving medical treatment in Saudi Arabia after he was injured in an attack on his palace on June 3.

The defections are the latest in a series by security forces since an uprising against Saleh’s rule began in February. Most prominent was the defection in March of Brigadier General Ali Mohsen, who has since sent in his troops to guard protesters in Sana’a.

The protests have culminated in gunbattles between Saleh loyalists and gunmen from the powerful Hashed tribal federation in Sana’a that brought the country to the verge of civil war.

Yemen has been largely quiet with a ceasefire in place since Saleh was injured in the attack, which investigators say was caused by explosives planted in the palace mosque where he and several senior government officials were praying

Saleh, 69, who has not been seen in public since the attack, has resisted pressure from the United States and Saudi Arabia to hand over power to his deputy, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, under a Gulf nations’ initiative to end the crisis.

( / 29.06.2011)

Deutsche Teilnehmer der »Free Gaza«-Flottille entsetzt über Gerüchteküche

Korfu/Berlin. Deutsche Teilnehmer der bevorstehenden »Free Gaza«-Flottille haben sich in einem Leserbrief an die Tageszeitung Neues Deutschland über die öffentliche Dramatisierung ihrer internen Diskussionen beschwert. »Die einigen Mitgliedern zugeordneten Aussagen sind weder authentisch noch autorisiert«, so die Gruppe in dem Schreiben, das auch jW vorliegt.

Der mitreisende ND-Korrespondent hatte in seinem Artikel den möglichen Ausstieg friedfertiger Teilnehmer aufgrund von Gerüchten über die Beteiligung gewaltbereiter Araber geschildert. Diese wollten angeblich »von Akaba aus nach Gaza auslaufen«, was mit Blick auf die Landkarte keinen Sinn ergibt und nach Meinung der »Free Gaza«-Aktivisten schon viel über die Qualität des Gerüchts aussagt. Israelische Zeitungen hatten am Montag von Militärs verbreitete Gerüchte über Chemikalien zitiert, die von Aktivisten an Bord der Schiffe gebracht werden sollten, um sie gegen israelische Soldaten einzusetzen. Die Informationsquellen dieser Militärs wurden nicht genannt. Die Organisatoren und Unterstützer des Schiffskonvois fühlten sich dadurch an frühere Kampagnen und Falschmeldungen erinnert.

Die Flottillenteilnehmerin Elfi Padovan sagte am Mittwoch telefonisch gegenüber jW, es habe unter den deutschen Mitreisenden eine Diskussion über die aktuellen Gerüchte gegeben. »Wir waren alle übermüdet«, so Padovan. Auch sei der Journalist völlig überarbeitet gewesen. Die Diskussionsteilnehmer hätten spontane Einschätzungen abgegeben, wobei ihnen nicht klar gewesen sei, daß der anwesende ND-Korrespondent sie namentlich zitieren und gleich die bevorstehende Spaltung an die Wand malen würde. Die deutsche Teilnehmergruppe wehre sich gegen diese Darstellung. Die Mission der »Free Gaza«-Flottille basiere auf Gewaltfreiheit, erklärte die Gruppe in ihrem Leserbrief. Interne Diskussionen würden basisdemokratisch, offen und vertraulich geführt

( / 29.06.2011)

Drama on the high seas as Israel prepares to attack 12 ships with aid to Gaza

Israeli pirate commandos attack the Freedom Flotilla I murdering 9 and injuring 55 humanitarian aid volunteers.

Los Angeles, Alta California – June 28, 2011 – (ACN) The waters of the Mediterranean may again turn red with blood if the criminal state of Israel repeats what it did to the Freedom Flotilla on May 31 of last year. On that day heavily armed Israeli commando pirates brutally attacked peaceful humanitarian volunteers taking medicine and food to suffering Palestinians in Gaza. The murderous Israelis boarded the largest of the flotilla’s 6 ships called the Mavi Marmara and routinely killed in cold blood 9 volunteers and injured 55 others, 36 of these seriously. The crime took place on international waters. The six ships of the aid flotilla were attacked by 4 battle ships, 3 helicopters, 2 submarines, and 30 zodiac boats of the Israeli navy paid largely with USA tax dollars. ( See full report of this horrific incident at )

One of the victims of the Israeli killers on the Mavi Marmara. The Zionist pirate shot point-blank destroying half of the volunteer’s head.

Today, another Freedom Flotilla, this time with 12 ships, is rendezvousing at an undisclosed location on the Mediterranean to again attempt to deliver essential humanitarian supplies to Gaza. The new flotilla dubbed “Freedom Flotilla II” is truly international in nature with ships and boats from the US, Canada, Ireland, Cambodia, France, Sweden, Spain, Greece and Italy. The passengers consists of over 1,000 pro-Palestinian activists hailing from 22 countries and includes Bill “Jimbo” Simmons (Choctaw) of the American Indian Movement (AIM).

The ships and boats have left undisclosed ports in Greece, France, Italy and other secret locations and are now on their way to the rendezvous point. Organizers are not disclosing locations for security reasons. Zionist Israel is making great efforts to sabotage the effort. Last year, they even planted Zionist Jews as passengers in the ill-fated flotilla. These Zionist agents were then able to sabotage the engines of two of the ships and in addition provided strategic information to the Israeli pirate commandos before their attack.

Palestinian baby burried in the rubble after Israeli “Operation Caste Lead” bombing strike

La Voz de Aztlan is happy to announced that we will have a reporter on the Freedom Flotilla even though the Israeli government has made serious threats to all journalists aboard. The Zionist official Oren Halman of the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO) has issued stern warnings to reporters and journalists on the Freedom Flotilla II. He said any journalist they arrest will face stiff fines and have their cameras and equipment confiscated. In addition, Halman warned that arrested reporters will be barred from entering Israel for 10 years. La Voz de Aztlan previously sent a reporter on an aid mission to Gaza. This was with Viva Palestina USA in 2009. See his report at

Hard line Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorized the IDF to utilize all force necessary to stop the Freedom Flotilla II from reaching the Gaza shore.

We must not underestimate the grave danger that the over 1,000 international humanitarian volunteers are in. There is great potential for a massacre of incalculable proportions to occur. The Zionist Israeli regime has proven to be merciless killers of innocent people and children as during Operation Caste Lead that began on December 27, 2008 and lasted for 22 horrible days. The military attack on Gaza resulted in the murder of over 1,400 Palestinian civilians including over 400 children. There are many other war crimes atributed to the murderous Zionists. These include the massacres of Sabra and Shatila in 1982 and the massacre of USA sailors during the USS Liberty incident in 1967.

If Israel attacks the Freedom Flotilla II and again commits murder on the high seas, we must act to end these continuing Zionist travesties once and for all . We must hold members of the US Senate and House of Representatives that are puppets of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) accountable. We must also refuse to send our tax dollars amounting to billions yearly to Israel and instead use these funds to feed and cloth our ever growing homeless population and provide some comfort to families who are now going hungry in America and are on the streets because of unemployment and foreclosures.

( / 29.06.2011)

Israel passes draft law requiring Palestinians to pay for their own home demolitions

A Committee of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) passed a first draft of a law that will require that Palestinians whose homes are destroyed by Israeli forces pay the Israeli government for the demolition costs.

Home demolition in Hebron (image from
Home demolition in Hebron (image from

The law will now be passed to the full Knesset for a final reading, where it is expected to pass due to the current makeup of the Knesset.

Since 1967, Israeli forces have demolished 24,813 Palestinian homes. 90% of these homes were destroyed for ‘administrative’ reasons – because they either lacked a permit or were in an area designated for expansion by the Israeli military. No permits have been issued by Israeli authorities for Palestinian construction in the Occupied Territories since 1967. The remaining 10% of the demolitions have been ‘punitive’ demolitions of the homes of Palestinians accused of attacking Israel, or of their families’ homes.

In the first five months of 2011, Israeli forces demolished more Palestinian homes than in the entire year of 2010, rendering homeless 706 Palestinians, including 341 minors. This is according to the most recent numbers released by the Israeli Civil Administration.

If the law passes the full Knesset, any Palestinian whose home is destroyed by the Israeli military will have to pay thousands of dollars to cover the cost of the demolition. Already, many Palestinian homeowners, mainly in Jerusalem, have been forced to pay for the forced demolition of their homes.

Israeli forces use US-made armored D9 bulldozers, manufactured by the Caterpillar Corporation, to carry out the demolition of Palestinian homes. This has led US and international activists to call for a boycott of the Caterpillar corporation, saying that the use of the bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes is a violation of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.

( / 29.06.2011)

Tahrir square tonight

Front line now space between midan and mogamma, in line with hardees. Tear gas everywhere #Tahrir

I am fine. Back wt the crowd, one of #csf thought I was a guy and was approaching me when I said I am a girl he got confused, I ran away 🙂


@hackneylad here’s a doctor who’s supposedly willing to help in Tahrir (Dr. Omar Bakry – 0122453030 )pass it in case someone still needs him

CSF trucks advancing down Mohamed Mahmoud into #Tahrir, chants of ‘irga3’ from protesters on far side of midan

Tear gas fired again from Qasr El Aini into #Tahrir, Mogamma side. Rocks landing too, unclear where from

Bambuser | MOI Attack Now in #Tahrir Square (RamyRaoof)

Some injured being treated on #Tahrir street between the midan and bab el-louq, doctors surrounding patient on the pavement

Doctors and patient retreating now because of surge of activity in midan #tahrir

seeing several amn markazy (csf) trucks on asr el eini st. They are turning on magles el shaab st, probably heading to MOI #tahrir

Radio masr claims balatgeya we a3mal shaghab and that the police r dealing with the situation. Elly fel midan 7aytlamoh.

Big explosions down Mostafa Mahmoud street, hundreds gathered in #Tahrir

Bloody liars! “@Egyptocracy: MOI declaring that people they are shooting at in #Tahrir are thugs

A female protester whose head was bleeding was just rushed to an ambulance car. #Tahrir


Tahrir@ramyraoof some sound bullets, many tear gas, too many stones. Clashes still on going bet police and people in Tahrir Square.”

Doctors + supplies should come to #Tahrir anywhere. Just shout people will direct u. We are still not organized. #Egypt





Kamer verbiedt onverdoofd slachten

In een slachthuis in Dodewaard is een schaap ritueel geslacht
In een slachthuis in Dodewaard is een schaap ritueel geslacht
De Tweede Kamer heeft het voorstel aangenomen om onverdoofd ritueel slachten te verbieden. Een meerderheid van 116 leden steunde het plan van de Partij voor de Dieren.

Er waren 30 tegenstemmers: de christelijke partijen en drie Kamerleden van de PvdA vinden het een te grote inbreuk op de vrijheid van godsdienst.


Er werd ook een voorstel aangenomen waarin staat dat er toch onverdoofd mag worden geslacht als kan worden aangetoond dat het dier niet méér lijdt dan wanneer het wel zou zijn verdoofd.

De ChristenUnie vroeg de stemming uit te stellen, totdat de rechter uitspraak heeft gedaan in een kort geding over de wetenschappelijke waarde van rapporten over koosjer slachten. Dat verzoek haalde het niet.

( / 28.06.2011)

Israel approves navy’s plan to attack Gaza aid flotilla

Gaza, (Pal Telegraph) – Israel’s security cabinet on Monday approved the navy’s plans to prevent an international aid flotilla from breaching the naval blockade on the Gaza Strip, local media said.

“The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) were authorized to prevent it in a determined manner but one which would avoid causing casualties,” news Website Ynet reported, with Israeli public radio reporting the same.

“Ministers approved the navy’s operational plans to take over ships in the event they approach Gaza and attempt to breach the blockade,” it said.

The radio also said that ministers decided to rethink a threat to punish foreign journalists participating in the convoy by barring them from entering Israel for up to 10 years.

“(Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) heard about it on the news and asked to re-examine this issue because it’s problematic,” Deputy Prime Minister Moshe Yaalon said, referring to Sunday’s warning from Israel’s Government Press Office (GPO).

“I know the prime minister was as surprised as I was to hear this,” he said, without disclosing who had made the decision to deliver the threat.

“There’s no way to stop the media in this day and age if they (are on board) anyway. It’s better not to clash with them.”

An Israeli official confirmed that the closed-door meeting, the second session in as many days, had taken place but refused to comment on its content.

On Sunday, ministers in the forum began hearing the military’s preparations for the 10-ship convoy which is expected to set sail from Greece later this week.

“Yesterday, the ministers decided not to allow the ships to anchor in the Gaza Strip, although they will be allowed to unload their cargo at (the Israeli port) of Ashdod or the Egyptian port of El-Arish,” Israeli army radio said.

“If no weapons or ammunition are found, the cargo will be transferred in its entirety to Gaza.”

Public radio said Cairo had already agreed to allow the ships to dock at El-Arish, an Egyptian port which lies some 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of the Gaza border.

Israel Hayom, a newspaper considered close to Prime Minister Netanyahu, quoted navy chief Eliezer Marom as telling ministers that his men were better prepared than they were last May, when marine commandos stormed the lead ship of a previous flotilla, killing nine Turks.

“Our forces are ready to stop the flotilla and not to allow the ships to reach Gaza,” an unnamed political source told the paper.

About 350 pro-Palestinian activists from 22 countries are set to join the “Freedom Flotilla II” which is expected to comprise some 10 vessels.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and several international leaders have urged the flotilla not to set sail, and Washington has warned US nationals not to join the attempt to break the embargo.

Bestselling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell and a number of journalists are among those taking part in the fresh bid to break Israel’s five-year naval blockade on the coastal territory which is home to some 1.5 million Palestinians.

Israel first imposed a blockade on Gaza in 2006 after militants there snatched Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in a deadly cross-border raid. He is still being held.

A ban on civilian goods and foodstuffs was eased last year but many restrictions remain in place.

Boats from Greece, France, Italy and Spain are among those joining the flotilla, although the Mavi Marmara, the Turkish-owned ferry which was the center of the bloodshed last year, will not be part of it.

Organizers said the boats would set sail from various Greek ports this week and were to give further details at a press conference in Athens later on Monday.

Two cargo vessels will carry medicines, a fully-equipped ambulance and cement.

Last week, Washington slammed the flotilla plans as “irresponsible and provocative,” saying all aid to Gaza could be delivered through the Israeli port of Ashdod.

( / 28.06.2011)

Rajab & Shabe-Mairaj: What did the Prophet (PBUH) do?

Indeed, one night the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) was granted the Night Journey of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj, when he was first transported from Masjid al-Haraam to Masjid al-Aqsa and then onwards, he ascended to the Heavens and Allaah spoke to him as He willed, and enjoined the five daily prayers upon him.

This is definitely part of our Aqeedah. It says so in the Qur’aan [al-Isra’:1] and there is no denying that fact.

However, the big question to ask is…….

What did the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) do when the same day arrived the next year? Or the year after that? Or the year after that?

Did he EVER celebrate the night of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj, or fast the next day???

And what did he instruct the Sahaabah to do about his Night Journey?

Did he tell them to celebrate that night as a ‘special night’ for worshipping Allaah?

Did he tell them to specifically fast the next day because it was ‘the day after the Journey’?

And what were the actions of the Sahaabah themselves?

Did THEY do any of the above??

The answer to all of the above is a big resounding NO!

Surely the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) did not omit or forget anything in the deen! Surely he did not hide anything from mankind!

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) said, “There is nothing that brings you closer to Jannah except that I have informed you about it and there is nothing that brings you closer to the fire of Hell except that I have warned you against it.” (at-Tabaraani–Saheeh)

Then why do we not have ANY Saheeh reports of the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) or the Sahaabah worshipping Allaah especially on this night and fasting the next day?


If celebrating it was something that is prescribed in Islam, the Messenger (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) would certainly have told his ummah about it, either in word or in deed. If any such thing had happened, it would have been well known, and his companions would have transmitted the information to us. They narrated from the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) everything that we need to know, and they did not neglect any aspect of the religion, rather they were the first ones to do anything good. If celebrating this night had been prescribed in Islam, they would have been the first people to do so.

And if it wasn’t the practice of our Beloved Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) or his Sahaabah, then, why, O Muslim, do YOU insist on doing it???

Isn’t the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) the best example to be followed?

“In the Messenger of Allah you have a fine example for he who hopes for Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah abundantly.” (Surah al-Ahzaab: 21

But everyone does so!!

Sure, I know, you have seen your fathers and grandfathers doing so. But, let me remind you, O Muslim, that it is NOT our forefathers that we are supposed to follow. Rather, our worship should be based on proofs from the Quraan and authentic Sunnah, and NOT culture or tradition.

“When it is said to them: ‘Follow what Allah has sent down,’ they reply: ‘We will follow that which we found our fathers upon,’ even though their fathers did not understand anything nor were they guided.” (Surah al-Baqarah: 170)

Is good intention enough??

I know beyond doubt, that in celebrating this night, your intention is good. But dear brother/sister, in order for our worship to be accepted, it also has to be prescribed in the Qur’aan and Sunnah. If it is not so, it will be rejected.

The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) said: “Whoever introduces anything into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.” (Bukhaari, Muslim)

Exact date unknown???

Also, do you know that even though the incidence of al-Israa’ wal Mi’raaj is an undeniable fact in history, yet the exact date or even the exact month in which this took place is not certain?

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz said:

“With regard to this night on which the Isra’ and Mi’raaj took place, there is nothing in the saheeh ahaadeeth to indicate that it is in Rajab or in any other month. Everything that has been narrated concerning a specific date for these events cannot be proven to have come from the Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) according to the scholars of hadeeth….” (Islam-qa)’

But, what’s the harm in it???

Now, some of you will say, “What’s the harm in it? I am just worshipping Allah!”

But, the answer to that, O noble reader, is…..

“And whosoever opposes the Messenger (Muhammad Sal Allaahu Alaihi Wassallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follows other than the believers’ way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in Hell – what an evil destination!” [Surah an-Nisaa:115]

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen says: “Fasting on the twenty-seventh of Rajab and spending that night in prayer is a bid’ah (innovation), and every bid’ah is a going astray.” (Majmoo’ Fataawa , 20/440)

So, remember, my dear brothers and sisters in Islaam, DO NOT single out the 27th for your worship because it was NOT the practice of the Prophet (pbuh) OR his Sahaabah.

If however, you pray every single night and it is part of your routine to stay up for worship, then there is no harm. Similarly, if you are in the habit of fasting Mondays and Thursdays, or during Ayyaam Beed (the 13th, 14th, and 15th of every Islaamic month), and the 27th of Rajab falls on one of those days, then it is OK to do so.

The problem arises when one thinks that this night is special and singles out this night or day for worship, thinking they are getting extra reward for their worship. But this is contrary to the Sunnah.

(Facebook / 27.06.2011)

PA condemns Israel for targeting prisoner

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Israel’s decision to toughen conditions of Palestinian prisoners constitutes violation of human rights and international conventions on rights of war prisoners, the Palestinian Authority said Monday.

Its decision amounts to collective punishment and all countries must abide by international conventions at all times, the PA said in a statement calling the responsibility “a duty, not a choice.”

“Is it disturbing that a country, which claims to be democratic, uses the abuse of human rights as an act of government policy,” the statement from the Palestinian Government Media Center said.

( / 27.06.2011)