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Originally posted by Magnum007
We, the undersigned Imams, are issuing the following Fatwa in order to guide the Muslims of North America regarding the attacks on Canada and the United States by the terrorists and the extremists. In our view, these attacks are evil and Islam requires from Muslims to stand up against this evil. In the holy Qur’an Almighty Allah orders Muslims, "Let there among you be a group that summon to all that is beneficial commands what is proper and forbids what is improper; they are the ones who will prosper." (3:104) "Believing men and believing women are protecting friends of one another; they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong; they perform salat and give zakat..." (9:71) "Those who, if We establish them in the land (with authority), establish regular prayers and practice regular charity and enjoin the right and forbid the wrong..." (22:41) Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said in a Hadith; "When people see a wrong-doer and do nothing to stop him, they may well be visited by God with a punishment." Therefore, it is an obligation upon us (Imams) to inform all Muslims around the world that Muslims in Canada and the United States have complete freedom to practice Islam. There is no single city in Canada and the United States where MASAJIDS (Mosques) are not built. In all major cities Islamic schools provide education to Muslim children about Qur’an and the Islamic traditions. Thousands of Muslims perform Hajj every year and travel to Saudi Arabia with complete freedom and respect. In the month of Ramadan, both Canadian and the United States governments recognize the occasion and greet all Muslim citizens. Muslims pray five daily prayers in mosques without any fear or restrictions. Muslims have complete freedom to pay Zakat (poor due) to the charity or a person of their choice. Muslims have complete freedom to celebrate their festivals openly, publicly and Islamically. Muslims enjoy freedom of religion just like Christians, Jews and others. No one stops us from obeying Allah and His Messenger (Peace be upon him). No one stops us from preaching Islam and practicing Islam. In many cases, Muslims have more freedom to practice Islam here in Canada and the United States than many Muslim countries.
In fact, the constitutions of the United States and Canada are very close to the Islamic guiding principles of human rights and freedom. There is no conflict between the Islamic values of freedom and justice and the Canadian /US values of freedom and justice.
Therefore, any attack on Canada and the United States is an attack on the freedom of Canadian and American Muslims. Any attack on Canada and the United States is an attack on thousands of mosques across North America. It is a duty of every Canadian and American Muslim to safeguard Canada and the USA. They must expose any person, Muslim OR non-Muslim, who would cause harm to fellow Canadians OR Americans. We, Canadian and American Muslims, must condemn and stand up against these attacks on Canada and the United States.
May Allah save Canada, the United States and the entire world from the evil of wrong doers. Ameen.
See the link for the rest...
[edit on 10/1/11 by Magnum007]
A group of Canadian and U.S. Islamic leaders on Friday issued a fatwa, or religious edict, declaring that an attack by extremists on the two countries would constitute an attack on the 10 million Muslims living in North America.
Don't be so deceived. Like robots, 1.5 billion muslims will do what they are told. Bet on it.
Originally posted by wayno
Nah, humanly impossible. Since when did someone discover a way to actually guarantee any outcome from any group of humans?
Or are you suggesting that once Muslim, a person is no longer human?
There may be aspects of Islam that suggest what you say, and there may be some who would act that way, but the fact is, the vast majority of Muslims would act in a civilized and respectful manner in accordance with the rest of the Qur'an, which is in fact very similar to the good words of most religions.
There are good people and bad people in every religion. Muslims are no better or worse than any other. People are people.
Originally posted by wayno
We've been crying for a long time that the local Muslim community was seen to be silent on the presence of extremists in their midst.
So now I have to say Thank You!
This is an excellent step to take. I hope to see much more of this in the future. These kinds of fatwa will go a long way to prevent the kind of "home grown" extremism that has taken place in Europe. This is absolutely essential in fighting the message that we know is being given still, in some places, by Imams with extreme views.
Congratulations and sincere thanks for taking this step.
Please keep it up.
[edit on 1/11/2010 by wayno]
Originally posted by Fromabove
......conversion of all, period.
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by Dark Ghost
I reckon this is more for non-muslim consumption than trying to stop extremists. For a while now, many non-Muslim peeps have complained that the so-called "moderates" don't seem to stand up and act against the minority causing the trouble, now they can be seen to be doing that. This could also help other moderates feel more at ease at reporting their extremist fellows.
Originally posted by jrod
Muslims are not evil like so many Americans seem to believe. I think this is a step in the right direction but I dont think it will help the prejudice already im place by the mostly white Christian America.
Originally posted by blueorder
""Believing men and believing women are protecting friends of one another; they enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong"
Can any islamic experts shed light on this- believers protecting believers (ie friends of believers, indicating other believers)- again with the us and them
Originally posted by Dr UAEi believe you mean this verse
 The believers, men and women, are Auliyâ' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another; they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rûf (i.e. Islâmic Monotheism and all that Islâm orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islâm has forbidden); they perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât) and give the Zakât, and obey Allâh and His Messenger. Allâh will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allâh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
i think its clear but if you need more clarification i will certainly be happy to provide it to you by looking in to its interpretation.
but it will take time because im not qualified translator nor interpreter