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Rectifying Extremist Ideologies

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Dear Brothers and Sisters, whom we love for the pleasure of Allah

It causes us all great pain to see Muslims abused, scapegoated, oppressed, ridiculed, treated inhumanely and even killed. None of this is acceptable in Islam, as Allah has made this forbidden for Himself as well as His Creation. Abu Dharr[1] (may Allah be pleased with him) quoted the Prophet [ﷺ)[2 as saying, (among what he narrated from Allah, the Most High,) that Allah has said [3], “O My slaves, I have made oppression unlawful for myself and I have made it unlawful among you, so do not oppress one another.”[4]

Watching and internalizing this vile and vicious treatment occur can incite many feelings of anger, resentment, and despair. This can trigger in the minds of the Muslim the question of, “what can I do?”. This empathy is required of every true believing man and women. However, the resulting manifestation of this empathy is not always correct.

The beauty of being Muslim is knowing, with certainty, that Allah and His Messenger Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) have provided Muslims a prescription for every situation. Our beloved Prophet (ﷺ) says, “There is a remedy for every Malady and when the remedy is applied to the disease it is cured with the permission of Allah.”[5]

Part of the service we seek to provide is to offer uncompromising perspectives from a sensible, Islamic position with proof from the Quran and authentic prophetic narrations when various situations occur.

Using these tools as our foundational nexus we can help ourselves and well as readers of this blog process to obtain the most relevant information and understand the advice we are providing, and then act accordingly.

Everyone is responsible for their own actions and we all will be held accountable for ours. Oppression is not the cure to oppression. Knowledge is the cure to ignorance.

We hope that our blog and social media outlets can be used as a source of advice, knowledge, wisdom, and appropriate response.

May Allah reward you for taking the time to read this, and please leave your ideas, thoughts, and opinions in the comments section below or on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Sincerely,

The TAM Group

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[1] Companion of Prophet Muhammad
[2] Supplication made when mentioning Prophet Muhammad’s name (more on this to come)
[3] Hadith Qudsi; a subcategory of Prophet narrations where the meaning is from Allah (more on this to come)
[4] Sahih Muslim book of Virtue, Good Manners and ties of relationship, (The second most authentic book of Prophetic narrations after Sahih Bukhari)
[5] Sahih Muslim book of Greetings

 

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