Author: Johnson Ayomide

Know Islam, Know Paradise

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session   Word of God   It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing raveled out. And then I understood that it was all machine­sewn. —Henrik Ibsen, Ghosts, Act II Jesus is identified in the Holy Qur’an as a “Word” from Allah. Surah 3:45 reads, “Behold! the angels said: “O Mary! Allah gives you glad tidings of a Word from Him: his name will be the Messiah, the son of Mary, held in honor in this world and the Hereafter and of (the company of) those nearest to Allah” (TMQ 3:45). In biblical contrast, John 1:1…
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August 22, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     To vow to other than Allah is an act of Shirk   Allah the Most Exalted said: “They (are those who) fulfill (their) vows, and they fear a Day whose evil will be wide- spreading.” (76:7)   Allah the Most Exalted also said: “And whatever you spend for…
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August 22, 2017 0

Raqqa: US-led attacks ‘kill 100 civilians’ in 48 hours

Women and children among the dead as a barrage of US-led coalition raids hit ISIL-held city. Smoke rises after an air attack during fighting between SDF members and ISIL fighters in Raqqa on Sunday [Zohra Bensemra/Reuters] At least 100 civilians have been killed over the past 48 hours by US-led air attacks targeting fighters in…
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August 22, 2017 0

Iraqi forces make gains against ISIL in Tal Afar push

As battle for ISIL-held city of Tal Afar intensifies, Pentagon chief Jim Mattis makes unannounced visit to Iraq. Military forces are reportedly moving from the western and northeastern front of Tal Afar [AFP] US-backed Iraqi forces say they are making gains in their ongoing push to dislodge ISIL fighters from the northern city of Tal…
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August 22, 2017 0

Hajj riders finally made it to Hajj

Eight British Muslims have reached Medina in Saudi Arabia, after cycling for more than 2,000 miles to perform the Hajj pilgrimage.  The men completed the challenge in under six weeks after riding through parts of Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Italy, Greece and Egypt. Known as the Hajj riders, the eight cyclists come from across…
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August 22, 2017 0

Saudi Arabia declares Eid al-Adha on September 1

Saudi Arabia officially declares Friday, September 1 the first day of Eid al-Adha 2017. “Eid Mubarak” in Arabic means “blessed celebration” and is a common greeting for Eid [Al Jazeera] Saudi Arabia’s High Judicial Court has announced that, based on confirmed sightings of the new moon crescent on Tuesday, the first day of Eid al-Adha 1438 will be Friday,…
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August 22, 2017 0

Misgoded reading continued

Click here for previous session     Jesus Christ   “But why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say? Whoever comes to me, and hears my sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like: He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock. But he who heard and did nothing is like a man…
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August 20, 2017 0

At-Tauhid reading continued

Click here for previous session     Make no Animal Sacrifice for Allah in a place where Sacrifice is made for other than Allah   The Statement of Allah the Exalted: “Never stand you there in. Verily, the mosque whose foundation was laid from the first day on piety is more worthy that you stand…
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August 20, 2017 0

Saudi Twitter users urged to expose Qatar sympathisers

Saudi official Saoud al-Qahtani says the kingdom will ‘follow’ everyone reported via the social media site. Saudis have begun exposing dissidents and activists who have expressed solidarity with Qatar [Twitter] Saudis have been told to expose the names and identities of anyone showing sympathy with Qatar on Twitter, with a senior Saudi official vowing to “follow” every…
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August 20, 2017 0

UK: Palestine activists face prison over Elbit protest

Five face up to six months each in jail after protest outside factory owned by subsidiary of Israeli drone maker Elbit. Shafik Mandhai The Palestine activists face up to six months in prison [Courtesy: Palestine Action] A group of Palestinian activists in the UK could be imprisoned after a protest outside a factory owned by…
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