Islamitisch gezinskunde

De cursus Islamitisch gezinskunde betreft een unieke cursus die alle facetten omvat die betrekking hebben op het Islamitische gezinsleven, vanaf de weg naar het huwelijk, tot aan de pubertijd van de (toekomstige) kinderen. Dit is een geweldige en unieke cursus die met de wil en hulp van Allaah subhaanahu wa-ta3aalaa slechts door het Instituut wordt aangeboden, aan zowel broeders als zusters. Wij bedanken Allaah subhaanahu wa-ta3aalaa voor alle gunsten die Hij subhaanahu wa-ta3aalaa ons gegeven heeft, waaronder de mogelijkheid dat Hij subhaanahu wa-ta3aalaa ons in staat heeft gesteld deze cursus in-shaa’-Allaah te verzorgen.

Deze cursus is aan te raden voor elke volwassen moslimbroeder en zuster, ongeacht of men wel of geen kinderen heeft, en wel of niet getrouwd is.


Deze cursus duurt 6 maanden en bestaat uit de volgende onderdelen:

Islamitische relatiecursus

Dit onderdeel van de cursus begint al bij de periode voordat men het huwelijk intreedt, en omvat tevens het gehele huwelijk. Daarbij komen o.a. de volgende onderwerpen aan bod:

  • Het doel van het huwelijk;
  • Stappen richting het huwelijk;
  • Voorbereidingen voor het huwelijk;
  • Communicatiemanagement in het huwelijk;
  • Tijdsmanagement in het huwelijk;
  • Rechten en plichten van de echtgenoot en echtgenote;
  • Conflicthantering in het huwelijk;
  • Praktische tips.


Het onderdeel “kinderopvoeding” heeft betrekking op het krijgen en opvoeden van de kinderen. Dit cursusonderdeel heeft betrekking op de periode vanaf vóór de geboorte, tot en met de pubertijd. Daarbij komen o.a. de volgende onderwerpen aan bod:

  • De rechten van het kind;
  • Communicatie met het kind;
  • Verzorging van het kind;
  • Medicatie van het kind;
  • Opvoedingsplan;
  • Kinderpsychologie;
  • De correctie van fouten;
  • Wijze van berisping;
  • Problematiek en oplossingen;
  • Voorbereiding van ouders en kind op pubertijd;
  • Seksuele voorlichting;
  • Juridische zaken m.b.t. het kind.

EHBO-cursus voor kinderen

In dit onderdeel krijgt de cursist tenslotte een praktische EHBO-cursus speciaal gericht op kinderen. Dit betreft een zeer belangrijke zaak die zowel van nut kan zijn voor eigen kinderen, als voor andere kinderen.

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Aanvang: September 2011
Locaties: Utrecht en Antwerpen.

( / 26.06.2011)

The enemy within? Fear of Islam: Britain’s new disease

Suspicion of the Muslim community has found its way into mainstream society – and nobody seems to care.

Friday, 4 July 2008 

Three years ago, four young suicide bombers caused carnage in London. Their aim was not just to kill and maim. There was also a long-term strategic purpose: to sow suspicion and divide Britain between Muslims and the rest. They are succeeding.

In Britain today, there is a deepening distrust between mainstream society and ever more isolated Muslim communities. A culture of contempt and violence is emerging on our streets.

Sarfraz Sarwar is a pillar of the Muslim community in Basildon, Essex. He is constantly abused and attacked, and the prayer centre he used has been burnt to the ground.

Mr Sarwar, who has six children and whose wife is matron of an old people’s home, is a patently decent man. His only crime is his religious faith. He and his fellow worshippers now meet in secret to evade detection, and the attacks that would follow.

The first abuse that Mr Sarwar’s family suffered was in October 2001 – just after the 9/11 attacks – when pigs’ trotters were left outside their door, the walls of their house were covered with graffiti and two front windows were broken.

Since then, the family has suffered many attacks, including a failed fire-bombing. In February, the tyres of Mr Sarwar’s new car were slashed; in March his windows were broken again. He has now installed CCTV cameras, replaced his wooden back door with one made of steel and erected higher fences.

An investigation for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme discovered many violent episodes and attacks on Muslims, with very few reported; those that do get almost no publicity.

Last week, Martyn Gilleard, a Nazi sympathiser in East Yorkshire, was jailed for 16 years. Police found four nail bombs, bullets, swords, axes and knives in his flat. Gilleard had been preparing for a war against Muslims. In a note at his flat he had written, “I am sick and tired of hearing nationalists talking of killing Muslims, blowing up mosques and fighting back only to see these acts of resistance fail. The time has come to stop the talking and start to act.”

The Gilleard case went all but unreported. Had a Muslim been found with an arsenal of weapons and planning violent assaults, it would have been a far bigger story.

There is a reason for this blindness in the media. The systematic demonisation of Muslims has become an important part of the central narrative of the British political and media class; it is so entrenched, so much part of normal discussion, that almost nobody notices. Protests go unheard and unnoticed.

Why? Britain’s Muslim immigrants are mainly poor, isolated and alienated from mainstream society. Many are a different colour. As a community, British Muslims are relatively powerless. There are few Muslim MPs, there has never been a Muslim cabinet minister, no mainstream newspaper is owned by a Muslim and, as far as we are aware, only one national newspaper has a regular Muslim columnist on its comment pages, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown of The Independent.

Surveys show Muslims have the highest rate of unemployment, the poorest health, the most disability and fewest educational qualifications of any faith group in the country. This means they are vulnerable, rendering them open to ignorant and hostile commentary from mainstream figures.

Islamophobia – defined in 1997 by the landmark report from the Runnymede Trust as “an outlook or world-view involving an unfounded dread and dislike of Muslims, which results in practices of exclusion and discrimination” – can be encountered in the best circles: among our most famous novelists, among newspaper columnists, and in the Church of England.

Its appeal is wide-ranging. “I am an Islamophobe,” the Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee wrote in The Independent nearly 10 years ago. “Islamophobia?” the Sunday Times columnist Rod Liddle asks rhetorically in the title of a recent speech, “Count me in”. Imagine Liddle declaring: “Anti-Semitism? Count me in”, or Toynbee claiming she was “an anti-Semite and proud of it”.

Anti-Semitism is recognised as an evil, noxious creed, and its adherents are barred from mainstream society and respectable organs of opinion. Not so Islamophobia.

Its practitioners say Islamophobia cannot be regarded as the same as anti-Semitism because the former is hatred of an ideology or a religion, not Muslims themselves. This means there is no social, political or cultural protection for Muslims: as far as the British political, media and literary establishment is concerned the normal rules of engagement are suspended.

“There is a definite urge; don’t you have it?”, the author Martin Amis told Ginny Dougary of The Times: “The Muslim community will have to suffer until it gets its house in order. Not letting them travel. Deportation; further down the road. Curtailing of freedoms. Strip-searching people who look like they’re from the Middle East or Pakistan. Discriminatory stuff, until it hurts the whole community and they start getting tough with their children.” Here, Amis is doing much more than insulting Muslims. He is using the foul and barbarous language of fascism. Yet his books continue to sell, and his work continues to be celebrated.

And we found the language of Islamophobic columnists such as Toynbee, Liddle, or novelists such as Amis, duplicated by the British National Party and its growing band of supporters.

All over Europe, parties of the far right have been dropping their traditional hostility to minorities such as Jews and homosexuals; in Britain, the BNP has come to realise that anti-Semitism and anti-black campaigning won’t work if they are serious about electoral success.

To move to mainstream respectability, they need an issue that allows them to exploit people’s fears about immigrants and Britain’s ethnic minority communities without being branded racist extremists.

They have found it. Since 9/11, and particularly 7/7, the BNP has gone all out to tap a rich vein of anti-Muslim sentiment. The party’s leader, Nick Griffin, has described Islam as a “wicked, vicious faith” and has tried to distance himself and the party from its anti-Semitic past. Party members are now rebuked for discussing the Holocaust and told to focus on terrorism, the evils of Islam, and scare stories of Britain becoming an Islamic state.

Griffin’s strategy has been inspired by the press. He said: “We bang on about Islam. Why? Because to the ordinary public out there it’s the thing they can understand. It’s the thing the newspaper editors sell newspapers with.”

Last month, we visited Stoke-on-Trent, a BNP heartland with nine BNP councillors, a council second only to Barking and Dagenham in far-right representation. The party has made this progress in large part by mounting a vicious anti-Muslim campaign. Stoke has one of the lowest employment rates in the country since the pottery industry collapsed. The BNP has tried to link this decline to Muslim immigration.

Other campaigns have focused on planning issues over mosques, a flashpoint elsewhere too. The BNP accuses the Labour council of cutting special deals with Muslim groups in exchange for support. Wherever we explored tension between Muslims and the local community we tended to discover the BNP was present, fanning discontent.

Many categories of immigrants and foreigners have been singled out for hatred and opprobrium by mainstream society because they were felt to be threats to British identity. At times, these despised categories have included Catholics, Jews, French and Germans; gays were held to subvert decency and normality until the 1980s, blacks until the 1970s, and Jews for centuries. Now this outcast role has fallen to Muslims. And it is the perception that Muslims receive special treatment that fuels the most resentment. When we investigated clashes at a Muslim dairy in Windsor, we found the perception that police had failed to investigate what seemed to be a racist attack by Asian youths on a local woman played a powerful role in fanning resentments.

But by the same token we believe that Muslims should be given the same protection as other minority groups from insults or ignorant abuse. This protection is not available. Ordinary Muslim families are virtually a silenced minority.

We should all feel ashamed about the way we treat Muslims, in the media, in our politics, and on our streets. We do not treat Muslims with the tolerance, decency and fairness that we often like to boast is the British way. We urgently need to change our public culture.

( / 26.06.2011)

Israel, US declare war on flotilla

Israel and the United States have threatened journalists and human rights campaigners against taking part in a Gaza Strip-bound aid mission.

On Sunday, Oren Helman, director of Israel’s Government Press Office, said joining the Freedom Flotilla II convoy could “lead to participants being denied entry into…Israel for ten years, to the impoundment of their equipment and to additional sanctions,” Reuters reported.

The fleet, which includes some 500 activists on board of 10 vessels, would depart for the impoverished enclave on Tuesday.

Tel Aviv claims the fleet would be violating its 2007-present siege of Gaza. The blockade has been depriving the enclave’s 1.5-million Palestinians of food, fuel and other necessities.

Helman called the mission a “provocative and dangerous event, the purpose of which is to undermine Israel’s right to defend itself and to knowingly violate Israeli law.”

The activists are accompanied by at least one reporter for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz named Amira Hass, who is to arrive in Gaza onboard a Canadian vessel known as Tahrir (Liberation).

The Foreign Press Association responded to Tel Aviv’s warning, saying, “The government’s threat to punish journalists covering the Gaza flotilla sends a chilling message to the international media and raises serious questions about Israel’s commitment to freedom of the press.”

The United Nations and a number of governments have also warned the flotilla not to set sail.

Washington has called on its nationals to not take part in the protest move.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has branded the move as a ‘provoking act.’ “We do not believe that the flotilla is a necessary or useful effort to try to assist the people of Gaza,” she has said.

( / 26.06.2011)

Gaza-konvooi negeert kabinet, Israel dreigt met journalistenboycot

Ondanks een oproep van het kabinet om niet deel te nemen, vertrekken Nederlanders met een internationaal hulpkonvooi vanuit Griekenland naar de Gazastrook. Israël dreigt buitenlandse journalisten “voor jaren” uit het land te verbannen als zij deelnemen. Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Uri Rosenthal schreef eerder aan de Tweede Kamer al dat het initiatief levert “allerminst een bijdrage aan een oplossing van het Israëlisch-Palestijns conflict”.

Negen doden onder eerder konvooi

Maar een woordvoerder van de actiegroep Nederlands initiatief om de blokkade van Gaza te doorbreken zegt dat de vloot dinsdag vertrekt. “Er is steeds gezegd dat het niet nodig is omdat alles al wordt geregeld, maar er gebeurt niets.” meldt dat onder de opvarenden journalisten van Trouw, EenVandaag en de Wereldomroep zullen zijn. Israël heeft vandaag fel gereageerd op het dreigende vertrek van het konvooi.

Vandaag noemt de persdienst van de regering de vloot een “gevaarlijke provocatie” en een “internationale schending van de Israëlische wet”. “Ik wil graag aan u en de media die u vertegenwoordigt duidelijk maken dat deelname aan de flottielje een bewuste schending van de Israëlische wet is. Dit kan er toe leiden dat de toegang tot de staat Israël voor tien jaar wordt geweigerd, dat uw spullen in beslag worden genomen en dit kan ook leiden tot andere straffen.”

Een eerste hulpkonvooi werd in mei vorig jaar in internationale wateren aangevallen door de Israëlische marine. Daarbij kwamen negen opvarenden uit Turkije om het leven. Met het nieuwe konvooi, dat tien schepen telt, vaart een tiental Nederlanders mee.

Diverse continenten nemen deel

Minister Rosenthal liet eerder al weten niet te kunnen verhinderen dat Nederlandse schepen of opvarenden meedoen aan wat de actievoerders ‘Freedom Flotilla 2′ noemen. De vloot is een initiatief van organisaties uit Europa, Noord- en Zuid-Amerika, Noord-Afrika, Azië en Australië.

Tien schepen nemen deel aan het konvooi. Onder de opvarenden bevinden zich onder andere journalisten, politici, hulpverleners, kunstenaars en mensenrechtenactivisten. “Mijn persoonlijke verwachting is dat Israël het konvooi omsingelt met marineschepen en dwingt naar een haven te gaan. De mensen aan boord zullen enkele dagen worden ondervraagd om vervolgens te worden vrijgelaten”, zegt de woordvoerder.

( / 26.06.2011)

Ireland FM warns Israel against violent interception of Gaza flotilla

Eamon Gilmore reiterates Ireland’s position that Gaza blockade is ‘unjust and counterproductive’ but does not advise Irish nationals to join the flotilla, which includes the Irish boat MV Saoirse.

As the second “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” gets ready to sail this week, Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore urged Israel to avoid any repeat of last year’s actions against the convoy, Irish media reported Sunday.

“Israel must exercise all possible restraint and avoid any use of military force if attempting to uphold their naval blockade,” Gilmore, who also holds the post of trade minister, said after meeting with Israeli Ambassador to Dublin Boaz Moda.

“In particular, I would expect that any interception of ships is conducted in a peaceful manner and does not endanger the safety of our citizens or other participants,” he added, reiterating the country’s position that the Gaza blockade was “unjust and counterproductive” and that the violence that marked last year’s flotilla venture was “completely unacceptable and unjustified.”

At the same time, Gilmore said that his words should not be construed as advice to anyone to join the flotilla. “I have made it clear that I cannot advise any Irish national to participate in a venture which potentially brings them into harm’s way through seeking to break a naval blockade,” Gilmore said.

The Foreign Minister’s statements came after he was urged by the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) to seek safe passage for the second flotilla, which includes the Irish boat MV Saoirse.

“It is our belief that the member states of the European Union, including Ireland, have failed in their responsibility towards the protected people of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and in particular towards the people of Gaza,” said IPSC chair Freda Hughes in his letter to Gilmore.

Some 25 Irish participants, including former and current members of parliament and the European parliament, trade union leaders and former Irish rugby international player Trevor Hogan are among the passengers expected to set sail on the Saoirse.

They are being joined by ships from Greece, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, the United States, Germany/Switzerland, Sweden and the Netherlands, which will be carrying medical supplies, letters of support and various equipment.

( / 26.06.2011)

Jordanian lifeline buys vessel to carry activists to Gaza



AMMAN, (PIC)– Wael Al-Saqa, the head of the Jordanian lifeline committee, has announced the purchase of a small ship to the tune of 560000 Euros to carry Jordanian activists to the Gaza Strip as part of the Freedom Flotilla II.

Saqa said, in a press release on Saturday, that the ship would carry 35 Jordanians out of 70 activists from five Arab countries, adding that the ship was registered as “Noor” company.

He said that the ship, which can accommodate up to 200 passengers, would be one of eight ships that compose the Freedom Flotilla II.

He said that 10% of its price was paid and that the council of Jordanian syndicates is to meet on Monday to decide on payment of the remaining 90%.

Saqa said he would attend a meeting for the international committee to end the siege on Gaza on Sunday in Turkey to discuss final preparations for the fleet, scheduled to set sail by the end of June, and names of solidarity activists who would take part in it.

The conferees would also discuss the international stands regarding the humanitarian fleet, he said, noting that the Zionist lobby in Europe was trying to pressure European governments to ban their nationals from participating in the fleet .

( / 26.06.2011)

To Construct “Museum of Tolerance”, Israel Bulldozes Muslim Historic Cemetery In Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers started on Saturday at night the destruction of the Ma’man Allah ancient Muslim cemetery, in occupied Jerusalem, as part of the Israeli plan to construct the so-called “Museum of Tolerance” on the cemetery ruins.

Part of the destruction of the Graveyard - Nablus TV
Part of the destruction of the Graveyard – Nablus TV

The Al Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Foundation reported that the attack was initiated at 11 PM on Saturday at night when three huge bulldozers and two smaller ones, and twenty municipality workers, started the destruction of nearly 100 graves in the three remaining areas of the graveyard.

The destruction targeted the eastern side, the western side and the pool of Ma’man Allah, and aims at including the graveyard area, after its destruction, to be part of the so-called “Tolerance Museum” Israel is planning to build.

The work continued until dawn hours; the graves and the stones were loaded in trucks and were taken away.

The cemetery is in West Jerusalem and is considered one of the largest cemeteries in Jerusalem as it stands on an area of 200 Dunams (nearly 90 acres).

Representatives of the Al Aqsa Foundation went to the graveyard and documented the Israeli violation.

Several month ago, the Israeli District Court in Jerusalem, rejected an appeal filed by the foundation against the destruction of the graves.

In August of last year, Israel bulldozed nearly 300 graves after the foundation renovated nearly 1000 graves that were repeated attacked by extremist settlers.

( / 26.06.2011)

Israel warns media against boarding Gaza flotilla

Israel is threatening to bar international journalists from the country for years if they board ships attempting to breach the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

A flotilla of Gaza-bound ships is due to set sail soon, perhaps this week.

On Sunday, Israel’s Government Press Office issued a statement calling the flotilla “a dangerous provocation” and an “international violation of Israeli law.”

It says participation in the flotilla “is liable to lead to participants being denied entry into the state of Israel for 10 years” and to additional sanctions.

Israel imposed the blockade in 2007, after Hamas overran Gaza.

Israel eased a land blockade after a deadly Israeli raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla last year. The naval blockade remains intact.

( / 26.06.2011)

Tweede Gazavloot binnen paar dagen naar Gaza

De tweede Gazavloot vertrekt binnen een paar dagen.

Dat heeft een woordvoerder van de Nederlandse organisaties die meevaren, zondag gemeld.

Onder anderen Stop de Bezetting, Stichting Palestina en het Nederlandse Palestina Komitee zullen onderdeel zijn van de vloot Freedom Flotilla 2, om humanitaire goederen naar de Gazastrook te brengen.

Eerder deed minister Uri Rosenthal (Buitenlandse Zaken) de organisaties een dringend verzoek om niet uit te varen.



Het is de bedoeling dat de Nederlandse boot het Griekse eiland Korfoe verlaat, waar het schip in de haven ligt. In totaal varen vijftig activisten mee op de boot, onder wie twaalf Nederlanders. Onder hen bevindt zich het Rotterdamse GroenLinks-raadslid Nourdin el Ouali.

Het uitvaren van het Nederlandse schip kan nog vertraging oplopen doordat op het laatste moment enkele Zwitserse en Duitse actievoerders aan de bemanning zijn toegevoegd. Zij moeten echter eerst een geweldloosheidscursus volgen, stelt de zegsman. Ook varen journalisten mee van EenVandaag en de Wereldomroep.

Dagblad Trouw was van plan een journalist mee te laten varen maar zag daar alsnog vanaf, zo liet hoofdredacteur Willem Schoonen weten. ”De verslaggever had de indruk dat hij teveel onderdeel van de actie zou worden en zijn werk niet meer onafhankelijk kon doen.’’


Het is de bedoeling dat de vloot, die in principe bestaat uit twaalf boten, aan het eind van de week verzamelt in internationale wateren. In het weekend willen de schepen de Gazastrook bereiken. Het uitvaren van twee boten die in Athene liggen, is niet zeker nadat de Griekse havenautoriteiten klachten hebben gekregen dat de schepen niet zeewaardig zouden zijn.

De initiatiefnemers van de actie willen met de vloot de ”illegale blokkade van de Gazastrook doorbreken en hulpgoederen afleveren.” Volgens de organisaties is de blokkade in tegenspraak met het internationaal recht. Eind mei 2010 hield de Israëlische marine een eerste humanitaire vloot tegen op de Middellandse Zee. Bij deze actie kwamen negen Turkse activisten om het leven.

( / 26.06.2011) (Red. : eindelijk een bericht in de Nederlandse media)