Raising Children & LGBT Part 1

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Excerpt from Dr Kanwal Kaisser’s speeches (notes in brackets)

We get children from different age groups. In the age group 5-8 years old, we teach them Stories of Prophets. We came across the story of Prophet Lut. We asked ourselves should we narrate this story or not. If we do narrate this story what of it should we mention? Given that in different parts of world, laws supporting homosexuality are being passed. We are still uneasy whether we should discuss this topic or not.

Our children are consuming media, they are watching and hearing this. If they are travelling anywhere they can see this. So the foundation of our children is weakened. Sometimes they are naive they are not able to understand. We don’t know how to explain to them either. Given children are being exposed to this, its appropriate that discussion is held with parents as well.

The lesson…

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Refuting the Contention that Queen Elizabeth II was a Descendant of Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam)

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Most of the readers might have come across a report or heard of it in the past few years which claimed that the lineage of the now deceased Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth II, can be traced back 43 generations to the Prophet of Islam. This news was propagated so much that The Economist, Newsweek, Times of London, Observer, Daily Mail and other newspapers around the world printed this on their front pages. Muslim nations too showed great interest in this news.

To begin, we shall briefly mention as to when and by whom this claim was first made, after which we shall examine its reality.

In the United Kingdom (UK), there is an organization called Burke’s Peerage that researches the genealogies of the British aristocracy. This institution was established in 1828 and since then it has been publishing books on genealogies of various celebrities once in a while.


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On “Overpopulation” Myth Created by the West

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By Mohmand Afghan

There is no overpopulation crisis, there are no food shortages – it is just a mismanagement of resources, due to capitalistic human greed. A single grain planted in the earth gives back 500 grains in return!

Planet earth is vast … it survived meteor strikes, dinosaurs, volcanoes, floods, etc… do you really think it’s going to collapse because of some cows farting or some plastic bags we use?!

No , planet earth will be fine – but yes, we do need to look after it, it’s our home.

The real reason why some upper-class people are pushing this narrative of overpopulation is because: the average lower-class families in the poor third-world countries are having 5-6 kids and in the rich countries upper-class families are having 1-2 kids.

For example Japan, which is a rich country – its current population is 120 million – but by the year…

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Allah Ta’ala states“And, We apprehended (grabbed hold of) everyone (of the transgressors) on account of their sins. Thus, from among them were those against whom We sent the violent storm (hurricane, tornado, cyclone, showering of stones). Among them were those whom the Saihah (Terrible Scream) seized. Among them were those whom We caused the earth to swallow (by earthquakes). Among them were those whom We drowned (in great floods and tsunamis).” [Surah Ankaboot, Aayat 40]

Many Qur’aanic Aayaat and Ahaadeeth categorically state that natural disasters are Allah’s Athaab (Punishment) for communities who have reached the point of no return in their flagrant treachery and transgression. When man’s transgression exceeds all bounds, Allah Ta’ala unleashes some of His forces of Punishment. While earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes, etc. had destroyed great civilizations and their cities in bygone eras, these forms of Divine Chastisement will be on the increase as we approach the confines of Qiyaamah.

May Allah Ta’ala assist all those who have been ravaged by natural disasters and may Allah Ta’ala protect us from His Athaab. Aameen.


Understand well that in all the upheavals overtaking us, there is Divine purpose and direction. All the upheavals are from the Taqdeer of Allah Ta’ala. Everything, down to the most infinitesimal particle acts and happens by His Command. Our focus should not be diverted from Allah Ta’ala, The Actual Cause. The Qur’aan and Ahaadeeth conspicuously spell out the earthly or secondary cause for these upheavals. Remember that even a leaf does not drop without the Command of Allah Ta’ala as stated with clarity in the Qur’aan Majeed:

“Not a leaf drops (from a tree), but He is aware There is not a seed in the darkness of the earth nor anything dry or moist, but, it is recorded in a Clear Book.” [Surah Al-An’aam, Aayat 59]

In the events and upheavals which occur in the universe there are no accidents. Everything, down to the most infinitesimal speck, operates in consonance with the Scheme and Decree of Allah Azza Wa Jal. A leaf which changes direction in the breeze and a leaf which drops from the tree and the movement of an insect in the bowels of the earth are all activities which occur in consequence of the direct intervention of Allah Ta’ala. The havoc and destruction wrought by earthquakes, cyclones, tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc. are all executed with precision to the degree and level of Divine Command.


All the forces of nature are the slaves of Allah Azza Wa Jal. They constitute His Army. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “No one knows the armies of your Rabb, except He.” [Surah Mud-dath-thir, Aayat 31]

The variety of natural disasters – hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, wild raging fires, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc. – occur by the Command of Allah Azza Wa Jal. Nothing is accidental. The Athaab, in which ever form it is unleashed, accomplishes its task meticulously as decreed. Floods and calamities are among the “Armies” of Allah Azza Wa Jal. He sends His Army against the transgressors when their disobedience and transgression has exceeded all bounds of redemption.


These natural disasters which are Divine Punishments are signs for Muslims for reflection and deriving lesson. The Qur’aan Majeed states: “And, in the earth are signs for people of firm faith, and (even) in yourselves (are signs), What! Do you not heed (and derive lesson).” [Surah Zaariyaat, Aayaat 21 and 22] As for Muslims, one form of Divine Punishment is the imposition of kuffaar domination. Natural disasters too are forms of Allah’s Athaab for us. Muslims should heed what is happening in the world by way of Allah’s Athaab. No Muslim community will be exempted from the terrible Athaab when all bounds of the Deen have been violated.


“What! Do the people of the town/city feel confident that Our punishment will (not) come to them at night whilst they are sleeping?

What! Do the people of the town/city feel confident that Our punishment will (not) come to them during the daytime while they are playing (amusing themselves and enjoying themselves on the beaches, casinos, brothels and stadiums – TAKE HEED O WORLD CUP LUNATICS)?

What! Are they oblivious of the Scheme (Athaab) of Allah? Only people who are losers who are oblivious of the Scheme of Allah (that His punishment will not overtake them). [Surah Al-A’raaf, Aayaat 97, 98, 99]

In South Africa, the Muslim community should not feel snug in its current state of opulence. The apparent ‘safety’ and indulgence in haraam opulence are worldly deceptions which should not cast us into deception regarding the Sunnah of Allah Azza Wa Jal. Take lesson from the plight of the Rohingya Muslims, the Syrian Muslims, the Palestinian Muslims, the Muslims in India, China, etc.

The writing on the wall is conspicuous for people of intelligence. The deluges of fisq, fujoor, bid’ah and even kufr of the Muslim masses as well as of the molvis and sheikhs portray vividly the writing on the wall. May Allah have mercy on us. Aameen

When Allah Ta’ala removes His Aafiyat (Protection), then expect all Hell to break loose. It will then be too late to wail and regret.


Muslims have to wake up, abandon our lifestyle of immorality – fisq, fujoor and bid’ah, and to turn to Him with Taubah and Taa-at (Obedience). The Ulama need to speak up and engage more in Amr Bil Ma’roof Nahi Anil Munkar (enjoining good and forbidding evil) or else Allah Ta’ala will punish us and even our Duas will not be accepted. Whilst we should try our best to assist those who have been afflicted by disaster, we should not forget that we have to turn unto Allah Ta’ala, repent, abstain from all sins, seek the forgiveness of Allah and adopt the Sunnah meticulously!

Allah’s affectionate Call and Warning for all of us (especially the transgressors) is:

“And turn in repentance to your Rabb (and obedience) and submit fully unto Him (to His Shariah) before there comes to you the punishment, then you will not be aided. And follow that beautiful (Shariah and Sunnah) which have been revealed to you from your Rabb before there suddenly comes to you the Athaab whilst you do not perceive (and understand – i.e. without you even realizing).”

[Surah Zumar, Aayaat 54 & 55]

In this Aayat and in other Aayaat and in numerous Ahaadeeth, we are warned about Divine Punishment which will overtake the entire community as a consequence of our flagrant, naked and immoral misdeeds and transgressions. The Divine Punishment has innumerable forms among which some are the earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, uncontrollable fires, pestilence, droughts, famine, political havoc, uncontrollable crime, kuffaar domination, xenophobia attacks, etc., etc.

For more details on this topic, our website has a booklet on riots, xenophobia, etc. which is a must-read. You may also download it here: The Qur’aan and Riots




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By Sikander Iqbal

The Qur’ān was revealed upon the Prophet ﷺ in the dialect of the seven Arab tribes. Namely; Quraīsh, Huzaīl, Thaqīf, Hawāzin, Kināna, Tamīm and Yaman. Each tribe did not have open permission to recite anyhow in their own dialect, rather, they were dependant upon the approbation of the Prophet ﷺ. The fundamental differences of the readings are extracted from these seven dialects. Likewise, with Jibrīl Amīn, during the month of Ramadan, the Prophet ﷺ would revise the Qur’ān, including wordings, detailed variations, semantics and meanings.

They were as follows:

1. Altering a letter with another, alongside a change in it’s meaning, without changing the written version. 
For example:

تَبْلُوْا – تَتْلُوْا

2. Altering a letter with another, alongside change in it’s meaning and written version.
For example:

مِنْكُمْ – مِنْهُمْ

3. Change in diacritical markings, in addition to change in it’s meaning. 
For example:

وَقَدْ اَخَذَ مِيْثَاقَكُمْ…

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The Reality of Indian Tablighis and Indian Muslims – A Lament of an Indian Brother

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Asalaam Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

Respected brother, hope this finds you in Aafiyah.

I recently read your article about the plight of Indian Muslims. Regarding this mail, I humbly request you to share it in your site for people to read and comprehend the truth.

Hereafter, I thought to mail you to inform you about the ground reality of the Muslims in India to acquaint you and our Muslim brotherhood abroad with more details about the fitnah-mongering of Indian Muslims. Whatever you have written in your article is 100% true, but that is only the tip of an iceberg.

In my limited opinion, the evil deeds of the Indian Muslims themselves is serving as the medium of their destruction in India at the hands of Hindus. I and my family are victim to the schemes and plots of these Indian Muslims, (atleast that is what we have suffered at…

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The Origin of Independence Days

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By Abu Sami

Where did independence days come from?

The origin actually goes back to the Protestant Reformation in Europe, which is also where we find the roots of the modern nation-state system.

For background, we need to know a little about the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church was known for the veneration of saints, people who performed miracles (or at least were believed to have done so). 

Every saint had a “saints day” and on that day the people would commemorate that saint. Commemorations would include remembering the martyrdom or miracles of a saint, praying for the dead, calling upon the saints for intercession, and having feasts in their honor. Many saints’ days were adapted from pre-Christian pagan holidays.

When bringing new peoples into Christianity, it was sometimes difficult to get them to give up certain rituals and acts of worship from their old religion, so some missionaries tried to Christianize…

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Advice to Mother/Sister in-law

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Excerpt from Dr Kanwal Kaisser’s speeches on Marriage.

We come across the verse:

“And live with them in kindness” (4:19)

This instruction was given to men. That they should live (with their wives) in kindness. With love, affection and live in good manner.

Many amongst us may be thinking what is that verse? What number is it? Today I am going to go show this to my husband. But what if it was your son or brother. Will we teach this verse to him? “Son, take care of your wife”. Will a sister remind her brother “your mother is old she is not able to do a lot of things but be aware that your wife has rights over you as well”.

In those instances we will not mention this. We will conceal those verses (as it may be against one’s self interest).

Mothers tell their son “keep her straight…

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To acquire divine knowledge is to inherit a prophetic legacy of action and propagation. The learned are like radiant beacons of light moving between sheathes of darkness. They are the glowing effects of the Prophets of Allah, through whom He conveyed His covenant to man. Their presence illuminates the paths of those who come near them.

The Prophet ﷺ says:

“The learned are the heirs of the Prophets who bequeath neither dinar nor dirham but only knowledge; and he who acquires it, has in fact acquired an abundant portion.”[1]

Central to every messenger’s duty was his conveyance and transmission of the message of truth. The heirs of that legacy protract that duty; learning, conveying and proactively blotting out the murk of ignorance and misguidance whenever they encounter it:

“O Messenger! transmit what has been sent down to you from your Lord. If you do not do it you will not have transmitted His Message.”[2]

The Prophet ﷺ further informs:

“Convey from me even a verse…”[3]

The right of truth is for it to be imparted, not hidden or obscured. In Arabic, the word for ‘worthy‘ (ahaq) derives from the word for ‘truth’ (haq). This implies that the truth is the worthiest pursuit and objective. Both appear in the following verse:

Ask (them, O Prophet), “Can any of your associate-gods guide to the truth (al-Haq)?” Say, “(Only) Allah guides to the truth.” Who then is more worthy (ahaq) to be followed: the One Who guides to the truth or those who cannot find the way unless guided? What is the matter with you? How do you judge?[4]

For one to refrain from imparting what is true, or worthiest for that moment, despite being able to, when such can rectify another person’s misguidance, resolve a schism or stand in the face of an injustice becomes tantamount to consent. One can only see their refraining a worthier (ahaq) endeavour if they first undermine (falsify) that truth (haq) being concealed. And as the nature of truth is to be imparted (both clear and clarifying), like intense light which burns away the dusk, forcing it to stay concealed within oneself will bridle its holder with its unbearable heat.

The Prophet ﷺ says:

“Whoever conceals knowledge Allah will bridle him with reins of fire on the Day of Resurrection.”[5]

Such deplorable behaviour was rampant among the followers of Judaism and their clergymen. Seeing themselves as God’s ‘Chosen People’, they absolved themselves from the need to salvage ‘other’ gentiles from misguidance. In effect, they saw themselves exclusively worthy of Allah’s mercy and absolution. This cultish demeanour with the truth and their failing to share their knowledge with others, to guide them or speak truth to power brought about their corresponding removal from His Mercy, culminating in God’s curse (Arabic: la’nah):

“Those who hide the Clear Signs and Guidance We have sent down, after We have made it clear to people in the Book, Allah curses them, and the cursers curse them.”[6]

Some of them even earned by way of their consensual silence:

“They are people who listen to lies and consume ill-gotten gains…”[7]

They listened to lies silently, ‘Samā’ūn’, failing to denounce the falsehoods they heard which forms the crux of why they were cursed. And though they were not heard, or necessarily known to be proponents of that falsehood, their silence spoke just as loud.

There is little doubt that they knew their silence, as people of scripture and knowledge, would deliver that effect without needing to openly profess falsehood. Had they spoken in support of falsehood, Allah would have instead called them ‘mutakalimūn bil-bātil’ or ‘speakers of falsehood’, but their silence was enough to make them culpable for the lies peddled by others.

Correspondingly, their consuming “ill-gotten gains” was to their earning by way of that silence or in today’s terms, they were ‘Scholars for Dollars’. Those who had reason to pay them off knew of their reformatory impact, as learned men, should they have spoken out. It also speaks volumes about what the peddlers of lies are prepared to offer those who know the truth in extortions, or in new terms, ‘hush money’ in exchange for staying quiet. Today, this presents as one of the most abominable phenomena among learned men under many absolutist regimes.

A group of them once approached the Prophet ﷺ seeking his judgement for two who had committed adultery:

“The Torah was brought, and then one of the followers of Judaism put his hand over the Divine Verse of the stoning to death and started reading what preceded and what followed it. On that, (the companion) Ibn Salām (rady Allāhu ‘anhu) said to him: ‘Lift up your hand.’ The Divine Verse of the stoning was under his hand.”[8]

Notice how the man in question was cautious not to openly deny that the verse existed. Instead, putting his hand over it, his actions were synonymous to promoting the falsehood in question.

“People of the Book! why do you mix truth with falsehood and knowingly conceal the truth?”[9]

Some will argue that silence is more palatable to the masses. Countering a falsehood may compromise one’s popularity or charisma, being likely to stir up mass objection or loss of ‘followers’. These may focus their activism around palatable messages and affectionate, more acceptable narratives (the ‘known’ or the ‘ma’rūf’). They may even have little wealth, drive cheap cars or wear simple clothes but their words are cleverly crafted so as not to stir up the tastes of their crowds.

Sufyān al-Thawri rahimahu Allah is reported to have said:

“Many are ascetic with respect to their food and drink but compete for fame (or leadership) like two mules butting heads.”[10]

Imām al-Thawri’s words tell that being an ascetic is not by one’s mere abstinence from taking corporate gifts or large pay cheques or by wearing rugged clothes. Instead, one can also choose to be austere with respect to their presence, platforms and audiences, seeing no reason to compete for these ultimately material returns. Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Tarefe says:

“Whoever witnesses the inviolability and status of Islam being defied, but fails to speak in order to maintain his own status, Allah will take away from his own status as much as that appropriated from Islam because you reap what you sow.”

It becomes not only incumbent on those who recognise evil to contest it, but follows that it is better and undeniably ‘safer’ to be ignorant of an unfolding evil than to recognise it and choose silence over speaking.

And Allāh knows best.


[1] Abu Dawud and al-Tirmidhi on the authority of Abud-Dardā raḍiy Allāhu ʾanhu

[2] Qur’ān 5:67

[3] Bukhāri on the authority of ‘Abdullāh b. ‘Amr b. al-‘As raḍiy Allāhu ʾanhu

[4] Qur’ān 10:35

[5] Ibn Hibbān on the authority of ‘Abdullāh b. ‘Amr ‘Amr ibn al-‘As raḍiy Allāhu ʾanhu

[6] Qur’ān 2:159

[7] Qur’ān 5:42

[8] Bukhāri and Muslim on the authority of ‘Abdullāh b. ‘Umar raḍiy Allāhu ʾanhu

[9] Qur’ān 3:71

[10] Jami’ al-Masa’il 1/53

Ahmed Hammuda

A Fake “Hadith” of the Tablighis

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I have heard the following statement several times from the Tablighis working in the field of Da’wah:

“In a certain battle the Muslims were suffering some loss. So, the leader pondered over the matter and came to the conclusion that this great Sunnah was being left out. He then commanded the army to use the miswak. When the enemy saw this, they became afraid and fled thinking that the Muslims are sharpening their teeth to eat them.”

There is no such Hadith, Aqwal of Sahabah Ridwan’ullah Ajmaeen or incident that exists. Using such foolish ideas to boost the iman of Muslims are nothing but leads to grave failure.

This is not the correct method of asking people to get closer to Sunnah. And Rasul’Allah ﷺ himself and his Sahabi would have never utilize such ideas.

Rasul’Allah ﷺ build soldiers, army, armors, sheilds to fight in the path of Allah.


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