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Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Imam Muhammad al-Asi is Research Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought. He is currently working on the first-ever English Tafsir of the Qur'an titled: The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture. Eight volumes of this Tafsir have already been published.

Works

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Opening the Sunni-Shi'i File Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 01, 14382016-12-30

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Current Refugee Crisis

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 27, 14382016-10-28

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Hadiths that are legitimizing the Abbasid Dynasty

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 20, 14382016-10-21

We’ve been trying to do justice to the issue of hadith. This is an area that has not been approached by those who qualify to approach it. In the previous khutbahs we spoke about how the Umawi dynasty contrived hadiths to serve its own purposes and to try to convince people of its legitimacy which it did not have; but this did not stop there. We go from the contrived hadiths of Bani Umayyah to the contrived hadiths of Bani Al Abbas.

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Thoughts About Aashura'

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 06, 14382016-10-07

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 10

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 27, 14372016-08-01

Imam al-‘Asi has rendered and continues to render a great service to the Ummah by explaining the Qur’anic ayat in such a way as to have them explain today’s situation. While the Qur’an provides narratives of earlier people, these are not meant as mere stories from history but as timeless lessons so that we may avoid the fate of our predecessors by ordering our lives in conformity with Allah’s (SWT) commands. The lessons in this sequence of ayat from Surah al- Ma’idah are especially applicable today as they talk about authority and divinity. At a time when man-made laws have run amok causing havoc with the lives of the vast majority of humanity, the Qur’anic guidance comes to the rescue of committed Muslims, and by extension, a wayward humanity. It is for us to internalize these lessons by renewing our covenant with Allah (SWT) and His prophet (SAW).

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Al Quds Day 2016

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 26, 14372016-07-01

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Thoughts About Ramadhan

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 12, 14372016-06-17

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Taqwa - What it means

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 27, 14372016-06-03

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Khawarij-cum-Da'ish

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 20, 14372016-05-27

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Sahabis Criticizing Sahabis

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 13, 14372016-05-20

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Differences without Divisions

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 22, 14372016-04-29

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Arabia's Post-Khilafah King

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 08, 14372016-04-15

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Saudi Hate is for Real

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 01, 14372016-04-08

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Knowing Your Enemy- An Islamic Duty

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 14372016-04-01

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Al Amr bi Al-Ma'ruf wa Nah'yi an Al Munkar

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 16, 14372016-03-25

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Gaps in some narrations of Hadith

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 14372016-03-18

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Abu Hurayrah_Question Mark

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 03, 14372015-10-16

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 9

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 01, 14372015-10-14

In this ninth volume of the multi-volume tafsir series, Imam Muhammad al-‘Asi has dealt with only the first 40 ayat of Sura al-Mai’dah. These ayat relate to important injunctions requiring detailed treatment, and hence the explanations here enable readers to understand the divine commands with the motivation to go out there and make some changes. Those readers that have followed the tafsir series thus far would appreciate the depth of treatment accorded to the Qur’anic ayat herein. Imam al-‘Asi has taken special care to link the divine commands to today’s reality and identify the present-day covenant violators and oppressors.

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Saudi Arabia and False Hadiths

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 18, 14362015-10-02

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The Hadith Origins of ISIS

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14362015-09-25

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Eid Al Adha 2015

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14362015-09-24

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Not Every Hadith is a Hadith

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 27, 14362015-09-11

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America is not Ahl-Najran

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14362015-09-04

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Co-Existence even with Munafiqs

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 28, 14362015-08-14

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Equality of the sexes Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 21, 14362015-08-07

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Equality of the sexes

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 14, 14362015-07-31

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An Islamic Approach to Palestine

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 08, 14362015-07-25

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Eid Al Fitr 2015

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 30, 14362015-07-17

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Al Quds Day 2015

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 23, 14362015-07-10

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Homosexuality

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 16, 14362015-07-03

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Ramadhan, Taqwa & Justice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 09, 14362015-06-26

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The legacy of Imam Khomeini

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 26, 14362015-06-13

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Dealing with Discrimination

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 05, 14362015-05-23

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A Framework for Unity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 05, 14362015-05-23

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Love for the Prophet (s)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 26, 14362015-05-15

So this fondness, this love (and) this affection for Allah is demonstrated through our attachment, through our identifying with and to assuming the character of our Prophet Therefore it is timely that we recapture this character that we struggle and we strive to emulate.

Book Review

Writing on the wall for Bani Saud

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 12, 14362015-05-01

The Bani Saud (aka the House of Saud) seems to be heading for a fall. One generation shuffling to its grave, the other at loggerheads and great discontent internally plus massive failures externally have all combined to make its end nigh, says author Zafar Bangash.

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Traditions are not Deen

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 05, 14362015-04-24

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Rich man Saud Poor man Yemen

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14362015-04-17

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Potential Disintegration of Saudi Arabia

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 21, 14362015-04-10

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The Israeli Psychology of Bani Saud

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 07, 14362015-03-27

A Message of Support for Aafia from Imam Muhammad al-Asi

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 04, 14362015-03-24

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's case is a burning ember that will continue to burn the conscience of the Muslims; and particularly the Muslims living in the United States. Her tragic plight exposes the secular government in Pakistan and the "Islamic" organizations: both share a common silence about her plight — a silence that amounts to complicity and a crime against humanity.

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The Root of Islamophobia Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14362015-03-22

We come to the political aspect of this Islamophobia and we find (that) all hell breaks loose when Muslims seeks self-determination, self- rule (and) self-governance. Why is that? These are things that are enshrined in International Law, in the charters and in the chapters of the United Nations literature and I don’t think there’s anything in religious texts of whichever religion that argue against a people deciding to have their own self-determination.

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Fanaticism surrounding Ahmad ibn Hanbal

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 22, 14362015-03-13

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The Root of Islamophobia Part 1 with Q&A

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14362015-03-08

And if Islam happens to be a voice for equality and peace and justice then Islam becomes an obstacle; and when Islam becomes an obstacle, that obstacle has to be removed from this highway of interests and to remove it, it has to be criminalized and Muslims have to be dehumanized to become the easy targets for warfare. This is what we see happening in today’s world.

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Jum’ah in the street for 32 years

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 15, 14362015-03-06

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Kufr and False Hadiths Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 08, 14362015-02-27

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Kufr and False Hadiths

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14362015-02-20

In the world that we are part of today this strain of Muslims, as we said previously, that has come out with its dangerous, lethal and murderous attitude- of course supported by those who are inimical to Islam behind the scenes- have a root to them. They just didn't appear all of a sudden from nowhere. No. Tracing this disease back to its pathological roots, we find that in our common history there are some personalities that began this accusation of other Muslims being Kafirs. We retraced it in one channel two one of the Fuqaha’ in Islam, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (or) at least those who follow him from early on. Then there's another personality, ibn Taymiyah. Ibn Taymiyah is another person who along with his scholarly accomplishments, (may Allah have mercy on all these Muslims who preceded us), and maybe in their own capacity tried to explain what they understood but what they understood was wrong in this area and therefore what they explained was also wrong in this area.

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Historical Roots of ISIS

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 23, 14362015-02-13

This issue of kufr and takfir is probably on many minds and we have been trying to trace it and to explain it and to expose it. Everyone who’s someone is commenting on the atrocities and the bloodshed and the acts of savagery that have been committed in the name of Islam against Muslims and non Muslims alike. This khutbah shall be another contribution for our heightened consciousness of Allah’s authoritative power presence in our affairs, in other words, to reinforce the taqwa in us. We want to mention to you that the word kufr and its derivatives is to be found or mentioned in about 525 or 535 times (in the Qur’an). One source says 525 (and) another source says 535. Whatever the case is, the word kufr is mentioned more than 500 times in the Qur’an. This is a very important word obviously.

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Islamic Revolution: Bani Umayah & Bani Saud

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14362015-02-06

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Khalifah vs King

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 09, 14362015-01-30

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King Abdallah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 02, 14362015-01-23

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Muslims are not Terrorists

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 01, 14362015-01-22

Allah says in a manner consoling the Prophet (and) with a tone of advice وَلَقَدْ نَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ يَضِيقُ صَدْرُكَ بِمَا يَقُولُونَ We know that your chest feels constricted due to what they say (or) you feel tight in your chest because of what they are saying. (Surah Al Hijr verse 97) We know these are Allah’s words and the reference is to Allah. Allah’s speaking to the Prophet. The antidote to this is the following completion of the ayah فَسَبِّحْ When you feel like that, (Allah is saying), the consequence of that should be say subhanAllah… (Surah Al Hijr verse 98) In the case of the Prophet it is more than just verbalizing a word, it is actualizing the meaning- something that is lost on many Muslims. بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ … praise Allah … (Surah Al Hijr verse 98)

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Sunni Self-Criticism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 26, 14362014-12-19

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Delicate Details About Uthman

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 07, 14362014-10-31

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Aqeedah Binds the Saudis & Takfiris

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14352014-10-24

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The Need for Self-Criticism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14352014-10-17

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Signing the Unity Declaration

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 14352014-10-15

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Eid Al Adha 2014

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 09, 14352014-10-04

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Sunni-Shi’i: Two eyes, one body Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14352014-09-19

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Sunni-Shi’i: Two eyes, one body Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14352014-09-05

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Eid Al Fitr 2014

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 30, 14352014-07-28

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Al Quds Day 2014

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 27, 14352014-07-25

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Umar and Abu Dharr Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 13, 14352014-07-11

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Umar's leadership Vs The Rulers of Arabia Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14352014-04-25

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Power structure in Arabia_Qurayshi and Saudi

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14352014-04-18

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Umar's leadership Vs The Rulers of Arabia Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 11, 14352014-04-11

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Political Opposition; Islamic obligation

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 04, 14352014-04-04

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 01, 14352014-04-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir (exegesis) to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This eight volume concludes the explanation of Surah al-Nisa', going from verse 87 through 176. In particular, it addresses issues related to dual-loyalty (nifaq), including the following topics: Muslim-on-Muslim violence as an indicator of nifaq, how jihad and hijrah are relevant to each other, no favoritism in the adjudication of justice, how shirk gets dressed up to prevent God's justice, how nifaq affects Muslim attitudes to social justice, the recalcitrant Yahudi, and the Holy Trinity.

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Financial crimes from Arabia

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14352014-03-28

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Rulers of Arabia, then and now

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14352014-03-21

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Saudi Islam fosters the refugee problem

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 13, 14352014-03-14

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Are the Masjid really MasajidAllah Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14352014-03-07

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Jum'ah in the street for 31 years

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 28, 14352014-02-28

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The Qur'anic Message Part 2 Episode 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 22, 14352014-02-22

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The Qur'anic Message Part 2 Episode 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 22, 14352014-02-22

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False religious consciousness

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 21, 14352014-02-21

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The Islamic Revolution

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 07, 14352014-02-07

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The Muslim and the other- Yahud

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 30, 14352014-01-31

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Muslim public mind, absence Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 23, 14352014-01-24

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Takfir Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14352014-01-10

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As'hab Al Ukhdud- Forgotten history

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14352014-01-03

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Unity Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 10, 14352013-12-13

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Unity Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 25, 14352013-11-29

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The Enemy : Shi'ah or Yahud

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 18, 14352013-11-22

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Thoughts about Karbala'

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 04, 14352013-11-08

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Al Murji'ah cum Ahl As Sunnah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 13, 14342013-10-18

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Eid Al Adha 2013

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 12, 14342013-10-17

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The Prophet's Hajj

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 06, 14342013-10-11

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The Khawarij and Takfir

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 21, 14342013-09-27

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Tashayyu' with or without asabiyah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 14, 14342013-09-20

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Ali's virtues without asabiyah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 14342013-09-13

All Muslims agree to the status and the exceptional character of Al Imam Ali (radi Allahu anhu wa alayhi as salaam). You’d think if that’s the case then why are Muslims suffering from a Sunni-Shi’i sectarianism?! Its simple- it’s because we don’t express ourselves to each other in a way that meets the standard and the quality of this ayah. We’re going to cover this common Muslim knowledge that all Muslims share and we’re going to try to express it in a manner that meets the meaning of the ayah: "… be aware of Allah’s corrective power presence and express yourself as you are expressing facts and the truth." (Surah Al Ahzaab verse 70)

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Sunnis and Shiahs_Not who they think they are

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 29, 14342013-09-06

We mentioned earlier, many times, that asabiyah (or) this self centeredness- whether it’s a tribal self centeredness or whether it’s a nationalistic self centeredness or whether it’s a racist self centeredness, it comes in many forms; whatever it is- its an enemy to the committed Muslims because it plays itself out in warfare just like we are seeing in the real world. You can place these khutbahs in the context of the killings that are going on, explosions, pass by shootings, throwing hand grenades, opening fire randomly in certain areas just because they belong to Sunnis or Shi’is or whatever. All of this is meant to resuscitate this asabiyah that we have been exposing so at least we don’t fall prey to their plans.

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In a world of post Islamic Asabiyah- Ali had none

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 22, 14342013-08-30

As you all know, the atmospherics are charged nowadays almost in a global fashion and the centre of attention happens to be the geographical area called Syria and each block of interest approaches the issue from its own selfish interpretation of that developing civil war. We have tried our best in the past months to chip away at the basic ingredients that have been mixed together to give us the misunderstandings, the ignorance, the tension and from that the bad feelings and the hostilities and the wars that are currently costing innocent people their lives- innocent people regardless of their geographical areas and regardless of their religious persuasions. They’re innocent!

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Egypt and the Muslim Problem

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 16, 14342013-08-24

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Uthman's Assassination- Disagreements not hatred

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 15, 14342013-08-23

We covered a good amount of territory leading up to the assassination of the third successor to Allah’s Prophet; that assassination can be recorded as the time when asabiyah, (that we’ve spoken about aplenty), became opposing political positions. Some people refer to it as a fitnah (or) a sedition along with the elements of disagreement, divisions and then disputes all the way to carrying arms and fighting against our own selves.

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Transitioning from Uthman's era

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 08, 14342013-08-16

So we reached in our journey of pertinent knowledge the point where Uthman (radi Allahu anhu), the third successor to Allah’s Prophet, now assumed the ultimate decision making position in the Ummah. We spoke throughout these khutbahs of an element as important and as critical and defining as it is (that) is almost absent from the language and the discourse and the presentations of khutaba’ and Ulema’ and fusaha’ and that issue is the issue of asabiyah.

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From Asabiyah to Political Parties

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14342013-08-09

You and I know that there is a very serious and deadly type of program to have Muslims cancel themselves out and one of the most important factors in this overall scheme is the factor of Sunnis verse Shi’is and vice versa and we said previously that we are going to visit this issue at its roots, at it origins (and) in its genesis so that we can try to diffuse it with all of the implications it has gained throughout all of these years and centuries.

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Eid Al Fitr 2013

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14342013-08-09

You should emerge from this month in the same fashion that a person emerges from an exercise session. Those who are into sports will go into a gym or an exercise session and build their muscles or their aerobic capacity; in this month of Ramadhan we have built our determination and our willpower. Anyone who has fasted or has been fasting and cannot feel the result of a will power of steel and a determination of iron has missed one of the most significant accomplishments of this fast. This will power and determination reports only to Allah and that is the relationship of taqwa.

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Al Quds Day 2013

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 24, 14342013-08-02

he words from Allah to us in Surah Al Isra’, the seventeenth surah of the Qur’an, which we visited on previous days like this, yawm Al Quds (or) the day of Al Quds are at the beginning of the surah. In the timeframe that we have for the khutbah and due to the nature of this day weather wise and organisation wise we will try to paddle softly through some of these meanings and we’ll try to look at them in a refreshing way. Many times we read this book obviously thinking about it’s meanings as its followers- as committed Muslims; we don’t give much thought to how others who may be reading this- and believe you me there are others we are reading the same ayaat who are not committed to Allah- so the ayah begins (and) one of the meanings that we may consider here is when Allah says: Glory be to Allah (or) Exalted is Allah that He has taken His subject His abd on a night journey or on a masterful journey…

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Asabiyah's Complexities

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 17, 14342013-07-26

The Prophet of Allah passed away and like we said when he passed away there were multitudes of people who jumped on the Islamic bandwagon. This was in the final couple of years of the Prophet’s lifetime. Here we had over a hundred thousand who were not from the Muhajirin (radi Allahu anhum) who were not from the Ansar (radi Allahu anhum) who were not from amongst those who struggled for the past twenty years with Allah’s Prophet. So now we had new dynamics that are at work and because we have what is beginning to look like a civil war among Muslims we have to go to these issues to deal with them at the source because the ignorance of these source issues is the material of today’s war making among the Muslims.

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Asabiyah into Riddah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 10, 14342013-07-19

This khutbah is an addition to the other khutbahs in which we are trying to take the raw material (and) the basics out of which some people want Muslims to be divided and Muslims to have negative feelings towards Muslims and then eventually Muslims standing off against each other in positions of animosity and blood shedding.

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Avoiding Asabiyah's comeback

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 03, 14342013-07-12

This is the first Jum’ah in the month of Ramadhan and it has been our method to try to bring the meanings of Ramadhan into the conscience area in our lives. This Ramadhan we will part with that method simply because there’s an issue of life and death, there’s an issue of conflict and wars, there's an issue of tension and misunderstanding that has set in that is disturbing societies and countries in the Islamic hemisphere of the world. So we will continue to cover this area that has become an area of argumentation and then an area of alienation and then of tension among the Muslims. We will try to continue where we left off bearing in mind the ayah of consolidation and togetherness in Surah Aal Imran

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Understanding the Arab Spring Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 26, 14342013-07-05

As you may know, the developments that are taking place in Syria and now with the recent events unfolding in Egypt are the focus of attention for Muslims and non- Muslims alike. The issue there has become in certain areas, especially in Syria, an issue of divisiveness and polarization and sectarianism and bad feelings Much of the facts, (we think), get lost in the presentation of what's happening there. We're going to try to, (as much as possible like a brother of yours), walk through the events there placing emotionalism aside and guided by the facts and the truth as much as possible.

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The third Islamic party- The Hashimis

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 12, 14342013-06-21

Just a very brief recap of what was previously encountered- we said that there is an asabiyah that was submerged in the psyche or in the social mind of the people around the Prophet- it doesn't matter who they were, generally speaking that asabiyah was submerged. There were times that this asabiyah expressed itself and we covered some incidents along those lines. We said that Al Muhajirin and Al Ansar (radi Allahu anhum) had their exchange of words and their exchange views on the day the Prophet was to be buried and in the exchange of statements we sensed that there is this asabiyah but it wasn't an asabiyah that was operational and it wasn't an asabiyah that was divisive.

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Muhajireen and Ansar- Political parties or Asabiyyah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 05, 14342013-06-14

So these Muhajirin were of the mindset that the Prophet did not categorically (state) which means the Prophet never made a statement that could be understood by absolutely everyone that a particular person is a leader after him therefore these people began discussing who's going to be the leader after the Prophet. We know this is going to be a matter of contention by certain individuals but we know why. We say this with humility and with a sense of responsibility and brotherhood because if the Prophet had made it beyond the shadow of a doubt clear who the successor to him is we wouldn't have had the history we had and we'll get to that when the time comes.

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Al Ansar and Asabiyah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 28, 14342013-06-07

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Tribute to an Islamic Leader - Imam Khomeini Part 4 with Q & A

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 23, 14342013-06-02

Question and answers on Tribute to an Islamic Leader - Imam Khomeini

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Tribute to an Islamic Leader - Imam Khomeini Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 23, 14342013-06-02

As is customary, we'd like to begin by thanking everyone who participated and who are participating in making this commemoration or this memorial possible and that doesn't exclude anyone- so that saves us the details of qualifying who we mean. Secondly we'd like to express a deep felt sympathy with those who are conscious of this occasion that we are here to recall (i.e.) the epic days of Al Imam Al Khomeini (may Allah rest his soul in eternal peace).

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Asabiyah among Al Muhajireen and Al Ansar

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 21, 14342013-05-31

As a reminder of the general social, political, combative environment that we are all in, (we don't mean here in this immediate locale, we mean the Muslims in the world, ourselves included), this environment that we are in now seems to be charged what we spoke about earlier, (i.e.) that element of asabiyah and unlike many individuals (may Allah reward all of them), who try to approach this issue with sincerity and with the attempt to defuse the tension we are trying to look at this issue of al asabiyah in its formative stage and at its root level. We all agree, provided we understand what we are reading, in the time of Allah's Prophet there was no obvious and practical asabiyah displayed by Muslims; that doesn't mean that this asabiyah was not there deep down inside some people's psychology.

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Asabiyah in Islam

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 14, 14342013-05-24

Remember the khutbah on Friday pertains to the real world. This is not a fairytale presentation, it is not some abstract ideas, it comes to you from the real world with the guidance of Allah and His Prophet. You and we know that sectarianism has gained murderous proportions in different areas of the world and much of this, (without going into the particular details of the specific countries or people)- there is a historical depth to all of this and we shall attempt to cling to some ayaat and to some ahadith that disclose to us the nature of this problem. We want to get to this problem at its roots. We don’t want to react to this issue superficially or in a shallow manner. We know that this call from Allah came to real people just like you and me- they have their thinking abilities, they have their feelings and emotions.

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Filtering false hadiths

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 07, 14342013-05-17

Allah says to us concerning His beloved Prophet: When Allah's Prophet speaks, he doesn't speak because he's expressing a personal desire or his own preference for things or because he has a tendency towards himself rather his speech his words are a matter of a revelation revealed to him. (Surah An Najm verse 3-4)

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Muslims in America

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 29, 14342013-05-10

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Rethinking Bukhari and Muslim

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 29, 14342013-05-10

One of the issues is very difficult for us to come to terms with is the fact that we are different. You can’t expect from us, doing our best, to be the exact copies of each other. This is something very difficult to accept. This is a fact that, for some people, is a physical difficulty. Alhamdulillah it’s not present amongst the Muslims but in the context of human society some people don’t accept other people because they are physically different.

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Leadership - Sunni/Shi'i ideas

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 22, 14342013-05-03

As you are aware, this khutbah comes to you from reality and from reality. This is no hypothetical presentation and it is not a reaction to the events that are taking shape around us. In this frame of reference you are aware that? Muslims are in the grip of a type of revival and in this context there is the issue of leadership. It’s a legitimate issue, it’s a nagging issue and as much as it’s an important and central issue, it seems to have been approached from the extremes- either extreme negligence or extreme hyperbole. Our attempt here, in this set of circumstances- the people in Egypt as an example are trying to define or mould a leadership and they’re going through ups and downs and forwards and backwards as they are doing that; the people in Tunisia have an Islamic leadership that makes frequent visits to the United States and other places in Europe (and) we don’t know if they’re looking for solutions in democracy;

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Sunni/Shi'i faultlines

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 08, 14342013-04-19

Oh you who are securely committed to Allah guard against Allah as is due to Him in the full measurement of this guard and do not die except in a state of submission to Him. And hold firm to Allah's binding matter all of you- no exceptions- and be not divided; and bare in mind Allah's provision, favor and privilege upon you when you (who are now Committed Muslims), were once enemies of each other and then He reconciled your hearts and familiarized and acquainted you with each other and then, due to this provision, favor and privilege you became brethren of each other; you were on the edge of a pit of fire and Allah saved you from it; it is with this is mind and with understanding these dynamics and factors that Allah is going to guide us. (Surah Aal Imran verse 102-103)

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Al Ta'wil, Thinking and Division of Muslims

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 01, 14342013-04-12

One of the issues that has accumulated throughout the ages (and) throughout our own history and has become a divisive one centres around what is known in Islamic history books and scholarly books and fiqhi books as At Ta’wil. This word is problematic in its translation so we will try to explain what it means. At Ta’wil means that if there is an ayah in the Qur’an, (and there are ayaat like these that’s is why we have the issue of At Ta’wil), this ayah can tolerate different understandings but never in the Qur’an is there to be contradictory understandings; whenever contradiction becomes a portion of a particular understanding that understanding is not a Qur’anic understanding.

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Islamic Unity - Weeding out divisive literature Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 24, 14342013-04-05

To take the previous khutbahs a step forward and to surround this mentality of degrading or debasing all the way to kufr the other Muslim- this is not a character and it’s not a manner of those who understand Allah and His Prophet correctly; so on our way to Allah we are going to shed light on these characters who verbally denounce other Muslims as a first step in eliminating other Muslims. All of us are readers of Allah’s book, the faultless Qur’an, and there are too many ayaat in the Qur’an, (more than we can quote here in khutbah even though we will quote some of them by necessity; it’s not our way of delivering a khutbah to quote at length the ayaat of the Qur’an but in this case it is necessary to do so), to relay to you, the listeners, how the positive and the optimistic attitude in the Qur’an is towards Alladheena Aamanu.

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Takfir Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14342013-03-29

There is a fad of sorts that has taken hold in some Muslim quarters which comes out with the expression that certain other Muslims are not Muslims. This is known as takfir al Muslim. Due to this fact and the consequences of this fact that is resulting in bloodshed and civil strife and civil war and internal instability in the Islamic realm we’re going to have to speak about this issue of takfir al Muslim li al Muslim i.e. this passing judgement by one Muslim against another Muslim or by one group of Muslim against another community of Muslims that they are Kafirs. We, (meaning yours honestly here), attempted to find whether we can trace any of this type of character or any of this type of attitude to the time of Allah’s Prophet, in other words has it ever occurred that while Allah’s Prophet was alive was there any other Muslim because of some disagreement or because of thinking about Allah and His Prophet in a different way accused another Muslim of being a Kafir.

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Towards understanding Islam Part 12

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 10, 14342013-03-22

We spoke previously and we will continue to explain currently a particular attitude, a holier than thou psychology that breeds intolerance and generates bigotry and displays prejudice and is defined by narrow mindedness and cramped ideas. This type of psychology and mentality that doesn’t accommodate a variation of legitimate ijtihad can no longer be exempt from our criticism and exposing it for what it is. We know that we are speaking about people or individuals who are closed minded. Some of them are verbally literal. We know that they refer to texts in a shallow way that almost excludes the minds interpretation of that text in a way that may not necessarily agree with them. We know this. We also know that these types of individuals and groups suspect the mind itself.

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Towards understanding Islam Part 11

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 03, 14342013-03-15

To continue to shed further light on those who have taken positions that are not within the parameters of our god-given Islam. There is a Qur’anic word and a Qur’anic concept- this word is al jahiliyyah. Allah says in an ayah in the Qur’an: Is it the governance of jahiliyyah that they seek and who could be better to govern than Allah? But only people of certainty are aware of this. (Surah Al Maa’idah verse 50)

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Towards understanding Islam Part 10

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 26, 14342013-03-08

There is a component or a character that displays itself in human nature. We can see this in the past and we can see this in the present and it will probably continue to be a constant feature of society and this is something that we may call or what some people call fanaticism. We may have to call it on different occasions a person who’s out of character or out of their mind or on other occasions people who may be referred to as psychopaths and some of it may be neurotic, over-zealous. This is a feature that even Allah has opened up our eyes about. It’s easier to see it in other peoples and in other societies than to see it in us and that’s how we begin. We begin to look at it through the ayaat in the Qur’an as it points to those who many of us consider to be the other.

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Masjid Ad Diraar Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 14342013-03-01

These are the two ayaat 107 and 108 of Surah Al Bara’ah or Surah At Tawbah. These ayaat have a history to them and ayaat (or) messages from Allah are better understood if they are social ayaat in the context that they came to disclose or to explain or to expand. These two ayaat speak about a Masjid that was built with an agenda, in today’s language. The Masjid was built with an agenda. On the surface it’s a Masjid- no one can take issue with a Masjid, someone is building a Masjid but if there is a hidden plan behind the building of a particular Masjid then it merits light from Allah to expose the nature of the whole project and this is what these ayaat are doing. How did this whole project begin? This is the background and this is the context of these ayaat. We skipped the translation of these ayaat because we take for granted that many of you are familiar with them; we’ve covered them at least once before and time is a factor here. The background information for these ayaat is...

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Towards understanding Islam Part 9

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 14342013-02-22

In the past half of a year almost, with Allah’s help and guidance, we tried our best to explain to our hearts and to our minds together that we are not the images that are fabricated by the mainstream media. As in over the past twelve years or so there has been an incessant and obsessant drive to present Muslims as violent impulsive, irrational, backward creatures. We tried to explain all of that away with words from Allah and from our beloved Prophet. Even though the time span we have today is short because of weather conditions it would be noteworthy to recall the statement that was made after that event of September eleventh- the President at the time of the United States said something to the effect that “this is a Crusade.” Ever since that time there has been bits and pieces of news information indicating that all of that September eleventh event was contrived, all of it was fabricated.

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Towards understanding Islam Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14342013-02-15

This day is a day of taqwa and we are to refresh our memories and stimulate our conscience to the fact that Allah’s power and His authority are first and foremost on our minds and in our lives. Therefore, whoever is out here as far as power structures are concerned, as far as authoritarian establishments are concerned and how they interlock and coordinate and cooperate and they do so many things that when you say to the average person and remind them of Allah’s taqwa it seems like it’s a fleeting moment and then they recede into the status quo of these interlocking structures that are around. So at least during this time we should be sensitized and keen about the fact of Allah’s power presence, come what may come and go what may go. There’s a lot or a significant amount of distractions that the average you and me are exposed to- distractions from Allah and what He has to say to us.

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Towards understanding Islam Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 13, 14342013-01-25

The word jihad has become a convenient word to throw at Muslims (and) accusing Muslims of terrible things. Much of these accusations come from one block of people in the world and that block of people has to do with the concentration of power and wealth- these are where the accusations against us originate. Much of this bloc is concentrated in what can be abbreviated as Imperialist and Zionist interests. They say “jihad is a religious holy war.” That’s a lie. There’s no such combination of words in the Qur’an and in the Sunnah. Anyone can read in all of the Qur’an and all of the hadiths and he will not come across these three conjoined words- holy, religious war. It doesn’t exist. When these English words are given their Arabic counterparts (it) would be harb deeniyah muqaddasah. The challenge goes to any thinking person to find any ayah or any hadith that has the combination of these three words in them or the combination of any two of these three words in them. Impossible!

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Overcoming a crippled psychology Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 06, 14342013-01-18

As much as is said from the mimbar, it appears that what is said from the anti-mimbar is louder and more pronounced; but with Allah’s guidance and assistance we will continue to do and to say what has to be said and what has to be done and Allah in His own way will amplify the truth and He will put an end to the lies and towards this end we will press on with our duty to expose the grand lies about we the Muslims that are being systematically presented to the world and to public opinion. We continue to say that we are not terrorists and we are not jelly beans. What meant by the loud propaganda in our time is to convince Muslims and non- Muslims alike that Islam is a religion of terror. One of the ayaat that some of them cite to prove this point is an ayah in surah Al Baqarah. How does this ayah work itself into English?

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 19, 14342013-01-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir (exegesis) to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This seventh volume continues with the explanation of Surah al-Nisa', going from verse 36 through 86. A key topic in this volume concerns how the civic trust should be managed; other related topics include: expanding the family circle to include non-blood relations, why Muslims need to be cognizant of their enemies, why capable executors should be entrusted with decision-making responsibilities, and how military preparedness is an aspect of iman.

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Overcoming a crippled psychology Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 15, 14342012-12-28

As much as is said from the mimbar, it appears that what is said from the anti-mimbar is louder and more pronounced; but with Allah’s guidance and assistance we will continue to do and to say what has to be said and what has to be done and Allah in His own way will amplify the truth and He will put an end to the lies and towards this end we will press on with our duty to expose the grand lies about we the Muslims that are being systematically presented to the world and to public opinion. We continue to say that we are not terrorists and we are not jelly beans. What meant by the loud propaganda in our time is to convince Muslims and non- Muslims alike that Islam is a religion of terror. One of the ayaat that some of them cite to prove this point is an ayah in surah Al Baqarah. How does this ayah work itself into English?

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Prophets and Justice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 08, 14342012-12-21

First I would like to comment on the very refreshing and uplifting presentation that we just heard from Pastor Dankoff. I sort off, (it’s like a split personality), was sitting down (and) living with his words and the truth and validity there-in and on the other hand living with some of the listeners knowing the type of background. I can understand the type of, (sometimes people call it), conspiracy theory mentality that is out there but I want you to rest assured that none of that element existed in this podium here from the previous speaker- you can take my word for that.

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Takfir Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 01, 14342012-12-14

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Muharram - Burdened by Ignorance Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 16, 14342012-11-30

We have in the previous khutbahs spoken about the much maligned body of information that is thrown out to be consumed by an ignorant public within that ignorant public there are also ignorant Muslims who consume this information and wind-up thinking that we have to apologise for our Islam, our iman, our Prophet and our Qur’an. We’ve been trying as much as is humanly possible, with Allah’s help and with Allah’s guidance, to set the record straight and express the full truth about this matter. Muslims are not trigger-happy, Muslims are not fanatics, Muslims are not killers, Muslims are not terrorists and the rest of this broken record verbiage that all of us are aware of or should be.

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Muharram - Burdened by Ignorance Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 09, 14342012-11-23

For those of you who are more conscious of the Islamic past or the Islamic history, it was during this month that what is called an Islamic dynasty or dynastic rulers were responsible for what has come down to us in our references as the tragedy or the massacre of Karbala’’ on the day of Aashura’’ i.e. the tenth day of the month of Muharram which is the first month of the Islamic calendar. You and I or many of us are aware that this incident is observed every year by some Muslims, (not by all Muslims), with an outpour of emotions; and as emotional as it is when it is considered in light of its details. It was a force of seventy odd committed Muslims clashing with another force of thousands of Muslims.

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Ghazzah- where to from here Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 02, 14342012-11-16

As Allah would calculate and proportion events and things- we began speaking several weeks ago about jihad and all these accusations concerning terrorism and the rest of the negative and unworthy descriptions that are thrown at committed Muslims in the world today and then we have the outbreak of hostilities and warfare in Ghazzah and the occupied territories. This would force us in light of the information and the ayaat that we have from Allah and the guidelines of His Prophet to consider our history. Why have we become a magnet for hostilities from almost every direction? We have been presented with wars that are of an economic nature, we have been enduring assaults of a cultural nature, we have been subjected to occupations and invasions of a military nature, we have been the targets of misinformation and a propaganda type of warfare and this has been taking place at a civilizational level and it has ranged throughout the decades and the centuries of the past and now we see it...

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Zionist and Imperialist plots to sow disunity Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14332012-11-02

Obviously this khutbah on this day is meant to highlight and to highlight and to inform from Allah and His Prophet concerning what is happening in our circles of activity or in our range of knowledge. One of these issues that seems not to go away, which we are living with day and night, year after year from different sources of information, is that issue that wants to equate committed Muslims with bloody terrorists. We’ve tried, and we will continue to try, to kill this impression in the public mind. It is wrong, it is false, it is offensive and it is demeaning. No Muslim living today should feel like there is something negative or distractive or savage about his or her Islam- no one! These types of happenings (and) calculated events that are taking place in the Muslim world (and) at the frontiers of the Muslim world and outside of the Muslim world that want us to be inferior in our own selves have no basis on who we are.

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Eid Al Adha 2012

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14332012-10-26

We say the word Allahu Akbar so much that many of us have lost its meaning in context. On this day millions of people, hundreds of millions of Muslims re-iterate and emphasise the words Allahu Akbar.

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Hajj: The Universal Invitation Part 10

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 03, 14332012-10-19

Next week we will all be here trying to renew and energise the celebration of Eid even though our collective memory is incapable of putting these meanings in proper context. As we approach the day of Eid, the tenth of Dhi Al Hijjah, (and) as we approach this day of our yearly assembly it might be worth our time in this khutbah- with the taqwa of Allah on our minds and in our feelings- to try to contribute to the proper contextualising of what al hajj means in at least one of its aspects, as there are plenty of meanings to this yearly assembly of committed Muslims. Let us try to look at the hajj as it was in the days of Allah’s Prophet before he was forty years old and before there was any revealed ayaat or Qur’an from Allah.

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Fear of Allah or fear of 9/11 Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 25, 14332012-10-12

The real world to which Allah and His Prophet addressed their meanings (is also) this real world of ours today. We happen to be at a conjecture of conjunction of time. There are upheavals, gunfire, explosions, attacks, aggression, and outbreaks of hostilities- this is the real world. We may be in a relatively secure geography or area but if we take a look at our numerical presence we find that it is located within a very volatile, shifting, explosive, unstable and threatening atmosphere. You can choose almost any territorial area in this geography- just as reference points, take Palestine, Afghanistan, Iraq Syria Pakistan Al Bahrain Al Yemen, Somalia (and) parts of North Africa as some reference points to the ayaat and the ahadith that are to follow. In this conjunction of events in the time frame that we are in is also the approaching Hajj.

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Fear of Allah or fear of 9/11 Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 18, 14332012-10-05

We are approaching the days of the Hajj and before we concentrate on issues pertinent to the activities and the meanings of the Hajj, we shall seize this jum’ah to try to pursue the meanings of the previous jum’ahs in which the loud speakers and the loud mouths are trying to have us feel as well as have us think that something is wrong with us- i.e. we are imbalanced, we are easily provoked, we are irrational and blood-thirsty. This is in short the summary of what has been said and pronounced in public and in the media in these weeks, not to speak about these years. We tried in previous khutbahs to explain by facts and by events who is truly irrational, who is in fact imbalanced, who is in history blood thirsty and as a completion to that effort we shall present this khutbah and say the following…

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Fear of Allah or fear of 9/11 Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 04, 14332012-09-21

We are still living in a tense and a divisive clash between those who want to defame as the first step in a process to kill the Islamic will- this is the whole issue. If we surrender our will power to be whom Allah wants us to be, the issue is over; but simply because we demonstrate that we also have a will (and) we are independent committed Muslims then we begin to have these types of developments that have been going on for the last week to ten days or so. In these past ten days or so we, the Muslims, have heard apologies from the Coptic Christian community in Egypt because this person around whom the news events are swirling is said to be a Coptic Egyptian. So his own community came out and expressed their regrets and their apologies for this mis-understanding and they have no input into this act of sacrilege and definition. The Pope of the Vatican also came out and expressed himself on this issue in a similar fashion.

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Fear of Allah or fear of 9/11 Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 27, 14332012-09-14

This jum’ah is a jum’ah in the aftermath of eleven years of an Islamophobia that has taken its course from the manacle imagery of Muslims all the way to impose invasions and occupations and wars upon Muslims. We tried, (as much as we could), in the last jum’ah to begin a systematic consideration of where this mainstream media presentation of the Muslims is coming from. Who’s saying “the Muslims are terrorists and Muslims did 9/11” and Muslims are now in the past few days responsible for the events that took place in Egypt and in Libya and from there on in other countries? The facts are not in yet pertaining to these past few days. We don’t have the names of the individuals, even though some names have been mentioned; we don’t have a court of law that have sorted out this issue in a fair and equitable manner. What we do have though is a rush of judgement. Muslims of self determination- not any Muslims; there is specific Muslims that are slain in the media.

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Fear of Allah or fear of 9,11 Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 20, 14332012-09-07

We are approaching that conspiratorial day of the year- the day in which Muslims are accused of all sorts of accusations and defamed with all the vocabulary available to those who wish the Muslims no good. With that in mind and with what is happening in our world today we take a look at couple of ayaat in the book of Allah that we should treasure and cherish and take to heart.

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Fear of Allah or fear of 9,11 Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 13, 14332012-08-31

The way and the manner and the attitude that some Muslims have in today’s real world is that they say and they feel- but they won’t say it frankly and in these words but their character and their behaviour implies- that Islam is a lost cause. We ask Allah not to be included in that crowd even though it is a crowd of numbers. These types of nominal Muslims don’t understand who they are. It is because of today’s real world and what is happening in it and no instantaneous results on their watch that they can see in the physical world that they sort-of have withdrawn from the higher responsibilities of this commitment to Allah. This type of attitude and frame of mind is not new. Actually it is a permanent feature of human history (and) of Prophetic history. Prophets of Allah were in the midst of people like that and the Prophets of Allah, at times, themselves felt that there’s no longer hope out there in society, in the world. Prophet Nuh (alayhi as salaam) said at that point in time.

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Sectarianism Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 06, 14332012-08-24

You know that we have been, in the previous thirty odd years, concentrating our jum’ah khutbahs on the affairs that have escaped attention and eluded our will power in the past hundreds of years. This khutbah this Friday you may say is a transitional khutbah from the depths of the month of Ramadhan to the range of the issues that bedevil the Islamic existence in today’s world. The Prophet of Allah says in a hadith a Mu’min or a committed Muslim who is strong is more liked and is better than a committed Muslim who is weak… Being that in today’s world you and I- just the average human being- think about strength in terms of physical strength (or) the accumulation of materialistic power, so if a person is citing this hadith (and) being that our minds are conditioned to understand certain words in a certain way all of a sudden we- no one is taking issue with any word in the Prophet’s hadith- but what we fail to understand is the Islamic definition of who is strong.

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Eid Al Fitr 2012

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14332012-08-19

This month has instilled in the committed Muslims and Muslimahs who were fulfilling its meanings, among the many other features of it, a resolve that cannot be defeated. Many times just between you and yourself- no one else- you think and you feel. These are two components inside your own self. No one can hear your thinking or no one can feel your emotions and with the thoughts that come your way and with all of these issues- they can be personal issues, they can be family issues, they can be social issues or community issues or whatever the nature of them are and there is many of them that will come into your mind and into your heart- sometimes our frail human nature gives in. It’s overwhelming! There’s too many things! How can I change this world? If ever you go down that slope of feelings and thoughts Ramadhan should teach you that it is not you that will change anything, it is Allah who will change these things that will have to be changed.

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Al Quds Day 2012

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 28, 14332012-08-17

This is the last Friday in this conscientious and empowering month of Ramadhan. We have spent now around four weeks or so observing the growth of our will power and our determination, defeating our lustful inclinations (and) exercising our resolve. We should emerge from this month with the courage to say the truth. This day is the day in which we should be speaking the truth about Zionism and the Israeli occupation of the Holy Land. Unfortunately we live in a world in which saying the truth, even to people who know it, has become a formidable task and therefore knowledge is not enough. There are people who know the influence, the intrigue, the clout (and) the combination of powers that are under the control of these Zionist Israelis, some of them are Muslim and some of them are not Muslims but whatever they may be- Muslims or non- Muslims- the rule still applies; only a few of them, (if that), are able and willing to expose this Zionist power contraption in the world.

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Al Quds Day on Ramadhan Journey Part 26 with Imam Muhammad Al Asi on ITV 2012

Muhammad H. al-'Asi, Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 26, 14332012-08-15

Assalaamualaykum I'm ZafarBangash. Welcome to Ramadhan journey- a program that has been looking at the various dimensions of the month of Ramadhan, the month of fasting as well as the noble Qur’an which is intimately linked with the month of Ramadhan. Of course we know from our history of revelation that the first few ayaat of the noble Qur’an were revealed to the noble Messenger of Allah in the solitude of the cave of Hira’ and thereafter over a period of twenty three years. Ramadhan is also linked with building our taqwa. There were such important events such as the battle of Badr as well as the liberation of Makkah but what we really need to do in this month is to engage the noble book of Allah in a more profound way than we have perhaps been doing so far. In order to help and guide us along this path we have with us Imam Muhammad Al Asi who is a fellow in the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, a scholar,

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The Intrinsic meanings of Ramadhan Part 19

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 21, 14332012-08-10

Not reading these ayaat, but behaving them, as is the case with all other ayaat give us a sense of freedom and liberation. In this month of Ramadhan we should feel liberated and free. The word freedom is used many times in a political context. “A certain country or a certain people gained their freedom.” When this is used in that context it refers to a type of civil freedom that they have acquired for themselves. In another context, (we’re not talking about Muslims in particular, we’re talking about the usage of the word out there in this world), when someone uses the word freedom it sort of implies a person can do whatever he or she wants to do. So if a person wants to have sex however way that is done, (according to this vocabulary out there), they are supposed to have the freedom to do that. So freedom in this context would include illicit or haraam relationships between men and women.

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The intrinsic meanings of Ramadhan Part 17

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 07, 14332012-07-27

This month of Ramadhan is an opportunity in which a larger opportunity presents itself. Fasting as an individual is one thing; fasting as an individual in a body of millions of other individuals who are fasting in the same timeframe is another thing. This act and this effort of fasting as it is meant and defined not by ourselves but by Allah and His Prophet is something we should be curious, inquisitive and probing about. It’s not something that we should observe absentmindedly or passively or traditionally and in a customary way. Allah teaches us in a way that makes us conscious of what we are doing and of our own selves, especially in this observant month of Ramadhan. At the essence of this effort of sawm, at the core of this month of Ramadhan is a word called al haqq, (which has many translations). The first effort of our mind is that we recognise (that) Al Haqq is a description, an attribute and a characteristic of Allah.

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The Intrinsic meanings of Ramadhan Part 16

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 30, 14332012-07-20

We don’t know what the definition of each Muslim is about the beginning and the ending of the month of Ramadhan. It is not our style to get into trying to debate issues to death. Suffice it to say that there are clear words from Allah and His Prophet concerning the beginning and ending of the month of Ramadhan and of every lunar month of the year. The Prophet of Allah says, (we think this is a consensual hadith which means something like the following in English), you begin your fast in accordance with the visualisation of it, (and it here means the crescent moon), and you end your month of fasting according to the visualisation of the crescent moon and if there are interfering atmospheric circumstances then you consider the month of Sha’baan to be thirty days. Dear brothers and sisters- at the time of this hadith we didn’t have the scientific calculations and knowledge that we have today.

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Enforcing Good and obliterating Evil Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 23, 14332012-07-13

There’s a couple of ayaat, at least, that beg our attention in the current conditions that we are in. Many Muslims nowadays have their minds focused on what is happening in the Muslim world. There’s a people’s movement and there’s a counter people’s movement and in the midst of all of this there’s a lot of talk on Islamic leadership, Islamic parties, and Islamic future. In this context we ask you to place your attention on these following ayaat.

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Our role in the struggle for Palestine Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 19, 14332012-07-09

The Palestinian issue of course is a no brainer. The Palestinians have been illegally and immorally expelled from their homes. About seven million of them expelled from their homes and about three million of them dispersed in their own homeland with the dire economic conditions that they are in (and) the nasty demographic designs that the Israeli Zionists have on the Palestinian population. In many parts of the world there have been organisations and even individual efforts to try to support, as much as possible, these Palestinians and the adverse conditions that they are in. I can go into a lot of details about the many issues that pertain to the Palestinian issue but I’ll leave that for a free flow of ideas. At this point what concerns me what can be done?

What We Should Understand About Taqwa in Ramadan

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 11, 14332012-07-01

Is it surprising that Muslims are humiliated and despised almost everywhere? Allah (SWT) has made Taqwa the criterion for one human being to excel another (49:13). When family, race, tribe or “nation” becomes the determining feature for establishing class hierarchies and institutionalizing economic disparities between different groups of Muslims, humiliation is sure to follow. Muslims will have power when they respect Allah’s (SWT) power — that is, when they have Taqwa. Muslims will be weak and humiliated when their public persona is socialized into conformity to man-made power centers or laws. fasting in Ramadan offers Muslims the opportunity to break from man-made laws and to conform to the commands of Allah (SWT) to achieve a life of dignity and honor that He, the Almighty, has promised to His faithful servants, by achieving Taqwa. This booklet has been extracted from Volume 2 of Imam Muhammad al-'Asi’s tafsir, The Ascendant Qur’an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture.

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Muslims in the footsteps of Bani Isra'eel Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 25, 14332012-06-15

Muslims of today have an attitude, (and we don’t mean every Muslim). There is a social character that the Muslims generally have; sometimes they act as if they have a chip on their shoulder! They feel like they are special or they feel like they are the cream of the crop or they feel like they are above others. This is wrong. Muslims should not feel this way. We have a history narrated to us by heaven above that teaches us not be condescending towards others, not to be with a superiority attitude towards others. To reach status- the status that Allah has designated for those who carry His trust- requires a struggle, whether Muslims or pre-Islamic revelations and scripture. When they reached this status, they reached it after effort (and) after sacrifices and then to maintain that status they still need effort and sacrifices- a humility in the soul (and) a humbleness in the heart.

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Tribute to an Islamic Leader - Imam Khomeini Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 19, 14332012-06-09

Another area in the life of the Imam’s history which we think is extremely important and comparing that with what we have today makes it much more crucial to understand and that is: look- Muslims are very peaceful people. Don’t let anybody come and fool you and say “look Muslims are terrorists by second nature, Muslims are trigger-happy, Muslims are fundamentalists” and all these other imagery that they try to throw at us. We are so peaceful, (so to speak), that our understanding of being peaceful has turned into wars against us- that’s how peaceful we are?! What do they expect us to do? They here is the point- Al Imam Al Khomeini identified the enemy. We wish we were living in a world that had no enemies- that would be a dream come true. If we lived in a world where we simply don’t have enemies that would be utopia. We’d like to say that; we’re sure everyone would like to say “hey look I don’t have any enemies.” That would be fine. Who would object to that?

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Zionist and Imperialist plots to sow disunity Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 18, 14332012-06-08

There are many ayaat that capture our attention in the sequence of events from week-to-week, from month-to-month and from year-to-year.

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Enforcing Good and obliterating Evil Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 11, 14332012-06-01

To remind you that what is being said at this time, at this place every week is within the atmospherics, the developments, the human and the social reality amongst us. We are not speaking in a vacuum. We are not detached from reality and we are not in any sense wandering utopians. So please, especially since there is a time frame here, try as much as possible to place this information within the larger observations and insight you may have the reality of the world of today and now and here. Allah says, (these are two ayaat that are familiar to most of you, especially the second one; you here it most of the time).

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Overcoming a crippled psychology Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 04, 14332012-05-25

As you are aware there is a heightened and a saturated body of words out there pertaining to the Islamic political process. There are elections taking place, there are movement, i.e. Islamic movements that are moving into positions of responsibility i.e. political responsibilities and state offices and all of this that you are very well familiar with; and in this context, there’s nothing wrong in looking at ourselves. We do this from time-to-time. There’s nothing wrong in taking a very objective and very accurate look at our own selves in one area at least and that area is the ability to speak truth to power. This is an area that we have not been very adapt at therefore we are in need of direction and light from Allah and His Prophet. In probably the first instance in which this is demonstrated in a striking way in the Qur’an is when Ibrahim (alayhi as salaam) comes into contact with one of these, (what we would call in today’s words), kings or sovereigns or potentates or presidents.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 12

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 26, 14332012-05-18

This Jum’ah, this time frame and this place we are in have their own dynamics and developments, their ups and their downs and when we present and explain issues and affairs at this time every week we intend it to be understood with the contents of our time and place and within the context that we find ourselves in. We are not just here expressing a khutbah in abstract and we are not here propounding on meanings that are theoretical only. We are trying as much as is humanly possible to activate the meanings that we obtain from Allah and His Messenger in the real world. With that as an introduction of sorts, (as you and we know or at least should know), there’s much talk into today’s political and social and cultural spheres that you and we are in and out of at times we find out that there’s a lot of talk and much concentration on governance.

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Enforcing the good and obliterating the evil Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14332012-05-11

The Muslims of today, even though they are coming of age, they’re maturing, still have a feature to them that is undesirable and that is they lack the confidence that should belong to them. Many times, (if we think through the events of life), we discover that the Muslims around us are simply too weak in their spirit and in their selves do what has to be done. This is not a peculiarity that is to be found only among Muslims; it’s also to be found among other types or other blocs of people. In this context we want to quote and try to explain some ayaat in the Qur’an in which the word Al Mustad’afeen is used. This word occurs thirteen times in the Qur’an- Al Mustad’afun or Al Mustad’afeen or Alladhina Istudifu or such derivatives of the same source words. Out of those thirteen times, four of them is in reference to Bani Isra’eel; one of them is in reference to Thamud- one of these civilisations that was destroyed because of its power rejection of Allah in the general area...

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Islam and Human Rights by Imam Al Asi - Universal Justice Network Conference

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 14332012-05-04

When we go back to the ayah in Surah Al Kahf, follow me especially those of you who know a little bit of Arabic or much more of it. OK- let us just give you the meaning of that. … Al haqq is from your Sustainer; whoever chooses to commit to Allah may do so and whoever chooses to deny Allah may do so… (Surah Al Kahf verse 29) Then, what does the following sentence say? … We have prepared for Adh Dhaalimeen… (Surah Al Kahf verse 29) He didn’t say Inna a’tadna li Al Kafireen. Remember, this is in the same ayah. OK- we are talking about iman and kufr and then immediately, We have in store for Adh Dhaalimeen not Al Kafireen- why? Is there a disconnect here? No it’s not; because kufr, (as we said), has a life of its own. It has its dynamics, it begins as this conviction (or) this persuasion in a person- that’s fine.

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Hajjatul Wada' Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 28, 14332012-04-20

We try, with Allah’s help, to approximate the vital and life giving meanings of Allah and His Prophet to you as should be the case and as should be the communication effort at a time like this on a day like this. We have been throughout the many many khutbahs in the past trying our best to concentrate on rehabilitating our thoughts about Allah, His Prophet, Islam Iman, Al Amal As Salih, jihad, leadership, etc. and in light of that we will, (as we did in the last khutbah), select some words from the Prophet’s farewell address and try to reconsider their meanings anew. The Prophet of Allah in khutbah al wada’ said oh people- verily Ash Shaytaan is in despair; he has given up that he should ever be the object of your ibadah in this land forever... Now what does these words mean?

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 11

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 14332012-04-13

We are living in a world that bends the facts and twists the truths to suit their interests and basically their profits and moneymaking strategies. We are first of all thankful to Allah that we don’t belong to that crowd of people. Secondly, we thank Allah generously for providing us with the information that is necessary for us to continue to stand up for the truth and for justice regardless of how the winds blow. So in this particular timeframe that we are in there’s a lot of talk about what they call “the application of Shari’ah.” It has taken on a momentum of its own here. The media, the pundits, the propagandists, the public relations persons are all in a type of assault mode concerning what they call “Shari’ah law.” Brothers and sisters- before we get drawn into their direction of things, let us take a brief moment of rebooting our minds or of recalculating this plethora of information out there.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 10

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 14, 14332012-04-06

As you may have realised throughout all of these years, we have endeavoured our human best to clarify issues that have been buried under centuries of ignorance and generations that have abdicated their responsibilities. It wasn’t an easy effort and it still remains to be a challenging one. Obviously with all that is said and all that is expressed we, (meaning the Muslims), still have a condition in the world that needs necessary improvements. Our concentration is on our own internal thoughts because that’s the dynamo (and) that’s the dynamic of how we proceed in life and because we all refer to Allah’s Prophet let us revisit some of his character and interaction with the people around him- provided we are thinking. This is another obstacle that we encounter.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 9

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 07, 14332012-03-30

Today, we are highly conscious of Allah’s power and authority therefore we behave with that consciousness, saying the truth whatever the results may be. The final results are with Allah and not here; our presence here is only transitory. Brothers and sisters, committed Muslims- be advised that we are not individuals only. We are a larger body of committed Muslims. If we read the Qur’an with a consciousness and a thinking mind, we notice that Allah speaks to our plural character more than He speaks to our singular character. This would mean that when we read the ayaat of the Qur’an and we come across such words as Muslim and Mu’min and whatever extractions we have from these two words we realize that in the overwhelming majority of ayaat the collective body of Muslims and Mu’mins is mentioned much more than the singular Muslim or Mu’min. Muslims are expected to have a jama’ah.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 30, 14332012-03-23

One of the problems, (if not one of the major problems), we have is the misunderstanding that has settled in and that has been taken for granted; this misunderstanding has to do with the confusion or the separation of two terms (or) two words or two ideas. We are supposed to understand better but to say the truth at this time we don’t. There has been a separation of authority from divinity. This suits the secular world very well but it does not belong in our mind and in our life. When we say ilah we mean a divinity and an authority together- they are inseparable; that is why our definition is expressed by ash shahadah. I bear witness that there is no Ilah except Allah. The word ilah here does not mean a heavenly deity or a cosmic divinity that has no effect or has no influence in our lives. Alas- the Muslims have been assaulted throughout the centuries in a way that has excluded authority from its divine definition; so when someone says “oh there’s one God” that means that...

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 23, 14332012-03-16

The consciousness and the attention that is required of you as it is part of the meaning of taqwa on this day; I beg you to pay attention to an abbreviated khutbah because of the time factor and because of the weather factor. We, Muslims, have been living and practice an individuals and sometimes selfish practice of Islam. There’s not much meaning that accompanies our Islamic practices. What is required of us is to, as much as possible, bring the Prophet’s behavior and interaction in his times and society into our lives and at the same time transfer our lives into his social and his personal life. This is something we have not done and all attempts at doing it have been short of a full success. Let us bring to your attention what we mean by this and we’re going to be guided by an ayah in the Qur’an in doing and expressing what we’re going to be expressing to you.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14332012-03-09

We are guided by Allah and the meanings that have been expressed to us by him. Certainly Masajid are Allah’s therefore you, (the committed Muslims), do not evoke anyone besides Him. (Surah Al Jinn verse 18) This point we tried to clarify in the past. There’s another ayah in Surah Al Anfal- the ayah thirty-four- in which Allah describes those who are in control of Al Masjid Al Haram at that time and if the conditions repeat themselves, at this time.

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29 years of Jum'ah in the street

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 09, 14332012-03-02

We have been here, forced out of the Masjid, for twenty-nine years this week and it is not for any simple reason that this whole development occurred. There is a central theme in Islam, in the history of the Prophets and in the contents of scripture that has been lost. And as long as speakers and preachers, khuta’ba’ and wu’adh avoid that central theme they are free to go in and out of Masajid and any other Holy areas but once they begin to zero-in on that long lost central theme they become persons who are targeted, persons who are expelled from the Masajid and persons who are of interest and persons who are almost outlaws. You can see the mechanics of the system when it has been working when Muslims are beginning to discover their lost character and their lost responsibilities. We have been in an extended effort of trying to put together the details of this central but absent subject of Islam and we will continue that effort with Allah’s help and guidance.

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Makkahs essence Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 02, 14332012-02-24

Needless to say that on this day and at this time we concentrate on our minds, we focus our minds on the taqwa of Allah, (i.e.) Allah’s unparalleled power presence, Allah’s unrivalled authority. When we speak about taqwa we speak about it in a context. Brothers and sisters- we are not dreaming; we are not imagining things. There’s a real world, there’s a real power and there’s a real authority. The source comes from that reality and we surrender our lives returning to that reality. If the events that are taking place in today’s world- and with our lives of accountability and with taqwa central to this time and to this place- we remind you of what may be called the geopolitical area in the Qur’an. We know you are not used to preachers or to lecturers who are brave enough to bring the information of the Qur’an into today’s world and into your life. The fact of the matter is that Allah tells us that He has sent to all social communities of the world messengers.

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Are the Masjid really MasajidAllah Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 25, 14332012-02-17

his day, Friday, is a day in which we speak the truth and we speak truth to power. This is part of our understanding of taqwa. We are expected to avoid Allah’s punishment and Allah’s power presence not these other transient and feeble powers around. We take this attitude and we locate ourselves with Allah’s Prophet as we have been doing for many Jum’ahs now. We spoke about the liberation of Makkah and what was left after the liberation of Makkah- was what may be called a mopping up operation. At Ta’if, the twin city of Makkah, remained resistant to Allah and His Prophet and the ongoing numbers of committed Muslims; but it was only a matter of a few weeks after the liberation of Makkah and At Ta’if itself- Thaqif was to Makkah what Quraysh was to Makkah- succumbed to this new Islamic reality.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14332012-02-03

Allah says, and we want you to pay close attention to these ayaat- and the ayaat proceed until the end of the surah- Surah Al Fajr. We have visited these ayaat before and as is the feature of Allah’s words and phrases and meanings, they keep on giving extra meaning for those who keep on giving Allah extra efforts. This is the interaction or the interplay between Allah and we who within a certain range of dedication or commitment respond to Him- some of us more than others (and) others of us less than others. If you can- with all the experience and with all the explanations that you have in your mind and in your life- come now to try to grasp another level of meanings of these ayaat. The first set of ayaat have to do with physical laws.

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14332012-02-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir (exegesis) to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This sixth volume begins the explanation of Surah al-Nisa', going from verse 1 through 35. In particular, it addresses issues related to women and family life, including the following topics: safeguarding families to build caring societies, legal protections that frame the Islamic moral fabric, and love and responsibility within the framework of marriage.

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The Mushrikin in charge of Makkah and Al Madinah Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14332012-01-27

Most of the Muslims have an impression that is fragmented about the first person who set into motion whatever portions of Islam we have with us today- obviously that was Rasulillah. Most of these Muslims cannot see the Prophet’s total activities. They look at his personal efforts. We have been trying for years to reconstruct the distilled larger coordinated, synchronised, proportional picture in which Allah’s Prophet was operating. This is the area in which most of us, the Muslims, have failed. We will continue to contribute to that effort. We mentioned that Allah’s Prophet- our guide, our teacher- spent a lifetime to have Makkah independent and free; a place that belongs to Allah and doesn’t belong to Mushriks human beings. The Prophet of Allah was involved in an extended jihad to return to Makkah from where he was forced to leave. Many Muslims listen when a preacher of a speaker says “the Prophet said…” OK- what did he say? Everyone is ears!

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Struggle in the context of the seerah Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 19, 14332012-01-13

We follow in the footsteps of Allah's Prophet as he teaches us and all generations how to socially and politically and militarily behave but some Muslims display an attitude and a behavior even though they confess with their tongues and with their words their dedication to Allah's Prophet but when it comes to their actions and their policies they act in a different manner. We followed Allah's Prophet as he was moving in on Makkah. He was expelled from Makkah under a death threat. He went to Yathrib which became his Madinah and during seven and eight years the legitimacy of Islam began to nibble at the illegitimacy of the Mushriks. And finally we spoke about, (what we called), Umrah Al Hudaybiyah and Umrah Al Qada'. One of the stipulations of the Hudaybiyah agreement was Muslims will be permitted the following year to go to Makkah or to come to Makkah to perform their Umrah. Now we take a closer look at what happened when the Muslims now were performing their Umrah in Makkah.

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Struggle in the context of the seerah Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 12, 14332012-01-06

We are living in developing times. We try our best to address (or) to speak to and to speak of these developments through our understanding of Allah and His Prophet. We have been, (in the past khutbahs), taking a closer look at some details that have been pushed aside through the pressures of tradition and monotony. We will try to continue on this course (to) relate those times with these times. We spoke in the last khutbah about what we call umrah Al Hudaybiyah. The Umrah that preceded which many Muslims are at least technically familiar with what is called Al Hudaybiyah. We said that around one-thousand-and-four-hundred Muslims went out from Al Madinah to Makkah in a peaceful, nonbelligerent manner. We also said that the history of Allah's Prophet before that was a history of civil protests or civil disobedience. This does not come through to the average Muslim of our time.

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Struggle in the context of the seerah Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 05, 14332011-12-30

To begin this Khutbah I would like to preface it with the following remark: many times traditional Muslims or cultural Muslims or ritualistic Muslims try to look at things through to their myopic sights and one of the issues that they try to dwell upon in as far as our presence and our Khutbah here is on Friday is the Khateeb or the Imam does not quote very often the sayings and the statements of Allah's Prophet. For those of you who have been living this extended Friday in all of these years you probably came to realize that we concentrate more on what the Prophet did than on what he is reported to have said. We want the Muslims to transition from saying “the Prophet said this…” to understanding that the Prophet requires us to do this. This in a nut shell is the difference between those who live in an Islamic religion of tradition and those who live out an Islamic conviction and ideology.

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The Prophet's (S) quest for a base Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14322011-11-25

We will continue to accompany Allah’s Prophet and to understand where we have in the past failed to understand him. In the past hundred, two hundred years we suffered from a failure in understanding him. We seek to rehabilitate ourselves, to refresh our minds (and) to energize our conscience (and) to understand what he stood for. The Prophet of Allah, we all know, reached a time in which it was no longer possible to have a peaceful of even a normal relationship between him and those who are with him on one side in Makkah and the rest of Makkah on the other side. There comes a time when this has to happen. If this doesn’t happen in our lives then there is a failure on our part to fulfil the character of Allah’s Prophet which he left for us.

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The Mushrikin in charge of Makkah and Al Madinah Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 15, 14322011-11-11

One of the obstacles today’s Muslims have still not yet thoroughly overcome is that they are unable to bring the facts that were demonstrated to them by Allah’s Prophet into today’s world. This is a very serious impediment that lives with us and because of this inability of ours to understand Allah’s Prophet and the world he was in. In today’s world we encounter the myriad of problems that have frozen us without the capacity to move forward with our God-given responsibilities. You and I know that there are issues in today’s world that are knocking on the Muslim mind. One of these issues is today’s movement of peoples in different geographies of the world. Some of these people are moving in Muslim countries (and) some of these people are moving in non- Muslim countries- there’s a movement of people.

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Eid Al Adha 2011

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14322011-11-06

This day of Eid is a day of Jama’ah. (On) this day Muslims from all around the world come together as a mass of people concentrating their thoughts and their hearts on the fact that Allah is greater than all the powers of the Earth. They express their gravity to Allah (with) the words they repeat in unison. This is a day (that) because of its meanings we are to express our unity with each other, our solidarity to each other, our affinity to each other, our common brotherhood and camaraderie. This is a day that unities and does not divide. This is a day in which we express our happiness or cordial feelings to our brothers and sisters in our immediate local and around the world; but on the other hand this is a day when we should realise that the unity that Allah intended for us has become a division (that) the usurpers of His power and authority have imposed upon us.

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Struggle in the context of the seerah Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 08, 14322011-11-04

Before we quote some ayaat we want to say that when Muslims work for Allah, they are not working in a vacuum; when Muslims sacrifice their time and effort it does not go un-noticed by Allah. The Prophet of Allah and the sacrificing and struggling Muslims with him endured, put-up with whatever pressures came their way. We think we looked, (as far as we could), into the first few years of that struggle that would change the face of the world in the years to come. What happens is it is not only Allah who tales notice of what His obedient subjects are doing, it is also the Shayateen of An Ins and Al Jinn who are also taking notice of what committed Muslims are doing. In the heart and mind of Muslims of taqwa it doesn’t matter what Shayateen An Ins and Al Jinn are saying or doing.

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Makkahs essence Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14322011-10-28

In about another week the Muslims who have gone to Makkah will have reached the climax of their sha’aa’ir/their Islamic ceremonies there. We did not, (as is the convention), use the past two or three or more Khutbahs to speak about the Hajj. We hope and we wish the time arrives quickly when the Hajj is a meaningful one and when we can speak about it in preparation for it; but what’s the use of speaking about it when it is performed in a vacuum. There’s something about Makkah. When Muslims use their God-given minds and think about Makkah, there’s something peculiar about it. Before there was a Makkah there was just sand; no life, no livelihood, no inhabitants, no human habitat. How did Makkah come into existence? The physical Makkah came into existence because of the history of struggle of Ibrahim (alayhi as salaam). Ibrahim, (as we insha’Allah know), was dislocated from his people, from his society, from his culture- from all that goes with living a normal life.

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Followers of Allah's Prophet- Are we! Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 23, 14322011-10-21

We all know after the first two or three years after the Prophet received the first words from Allah he and those who were with him were discreet about what they had received from Allah. They kept it to themselves more-or-less and around the third year after Al Wahy or the first tanzeel of ayaat- after about three years- the Prophet and those who were with him began to vocalize and publicize the ayaat that they were receiving from Allah. From about the third year to about the seventh year- this period could be called the period of going public with the Qur’an. If we took a look at this time period we would realize that the even though when committed Muslims who were with Allah’s Prophet- who were about thirty-to-forty- went public with this message and they were persecuted and they were put under tremendous pressure, they were on, (what we call in today’s language), the defensive they didn’t go back to the period in which they were underground.

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Followers of Allah's Prophet- Are we! Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 16, 14322011-10-14

We all concede that we are the followers of Allah’s Prophet but many of us cannot see the difference and the discrepancy between the life of Allah’s Prophet and our own lives. Many of us want to get away with asserting that “we are truly committed and devout and sincere and devoted Muslims” when the facts that are around disclaim that. We said, and we will continue to remind you by saying, that the challenge in the lifetime of Allah’s Prophet came because he took issue with the validity, the legality, the legitimacy and the morality of the Establishment and the system inside of Makkah and inside of Arabia and inside of the world. Because of that he suffered in the twenty-three years or so of his struggle to explain the words of Allah without deviation, without compromise, without fear, without favour, without cutting corners, without circumventing the issues like so many in today’s world who fancy themselves as Muslims but who are doing exactly what the Prophet did not do.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 09, 14322011-10-07

The Muslims have been contaminated with the rust of time. A person may say “this sounds eloquent; what do you mean by that?” People in the course of history begin to slow down. It’s a fact of life or using the Qur’anic and Islamic terminology (i.e.) the words of the Qur’an and the Prophet, it is a Sunnah. Sunnah here doesn’t mean the traditional meaning, (you know), of following the Prophet and it doesn’t mean like it does in some languages (that) it is a tradition. A Sunnah is a social law.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 02, 14322011-09-30

To try to build up on what we have already said in the past several khutbahs- it’s as if the whole issue that was central and a priority in the time of Allah’s Prophet at the beginning of this enunciation of Islam no longer exists in the crowd of Muslims today. What the Prophet and the first line of committed Muslims with him was concerned with was first and foremost Allah’s legitimate power and authority and the illegitimate power and authority of the society around them- that’s what they were concerned with. Today we have Muslims with whom the word legitimacy and illegitimate doesn’t factor into their thoughts! You rarely hear it in Khutbahs if at all. There’s not much published about the issue. What happened? Outside the fossilised mind of today’s Muslims- even though there is a vitality now that is beginning to come of age- but within that general fossilised or calcified mind there is an inability to step out of the status quo and take a fresh look at reality.

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The ritualistic mis-understanding of Islam Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 25, 14322011-09-23

What you are about to hear may sound gibberish to those who are not involved in Islamic activities but those who are grounded and have spent time in the presence of Allah with the meanings of these words, then these words will serve, hopefully, as words of enlightenment. One of the problems with the contemporary Islamic Movement is that it has not defined itself, (we’re speaking about the contemporary Islamic Movement as a whole, there are exceptions to this), vis-à-vis the powers that be. (When) you encounter an average committed Muslim and you ask him, (whether he belongs to and Islamic Party or he belongs to an Islamic Organization or he belongs to an Islamic Association or whatever his affiliation with Islamic activism is), “what is your relationship with the Governments out here?” Besides giving you a very general answer, (i.e.), “well these Governments are not Islamic Governments of these Governments are not what we as Muslims would want Governments to be”

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Fear of Allah or fear of 9/11 Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 11, 14322011-09-09

For the past ten days or so the atmosphere has been charged with what is supposed to be the memory of ten years of terrorism. The concentration has been on the events that took place on 11 September 2001 and this may continue for another few weeks. What concerns us in the cacophony of propaganda is not to be affected by what they say. We have to continue our steps forward honouring our responsibilities to the Almighty. Obviously our inspiration comes from Allah’s Prophet because this is the bottom line- the bottom line is (that) Islam, the program from Allah- does not fit into their scheme of things so they do all within their power to disturb our movement forward and September eleventh was a major attempt by them to derail our determination. Our inspiration is Allah’s Prophet. Allah’s Prophet taught us that we cannot become part of their Establishment or a contingent of their system.

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Eid Al Fitr 2011

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14322011-08-30

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Al Quds Day 2011

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 26, 14322011-08-26

We, Muslims, carry a burden on our shoulders. We have been under its pressure and under its weights for generations and the epitome of it is the occupation, and before that, the theft and then the invasion and then the occupation of our first Qiblah and our third Haram. To have a healthier understanding of the magnitude of this problem we say, and our information is from Allah and His Prophet, that in addition to the Zionists and the Israelis militarily taking over the Holy Land and occupying it, they managed to take over and to occupy our history. Many Muslims think that the major problem is the occupation of our land, and indeed it is a big and a growing problem- no doubt; but before that and during that and after that we have a pre-existing problem and that is our own history has been occupied. What do we mean by this? We mean the following: Al Quds, Jerusalem is not a city that owes its past to the Yahudi version of history.

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Ramadhan and the wealth fast Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 19, 14322011-08-19

As has been pointed out earlier, our devotional fasting is not meant only to deprive our bodies of night-time/day-time nutrition. Our fasting is not meant only to abstain from food and water and other appetites that we may have during the day and then spend the whole month- twenty-nine or thirty days that we may have in this cycle- and then we leave. That’s not the purpose of Ramadhan. The purpose of Ramadhan is to acquire and anchor the certitude of Allah’s Authority and power in self and in society- that’s why we fast.

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Understanding the meaning of Taqwa Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 12, 14322011-08-12

This is the second Jum’ah in the month of Ramadhan. This month is a month of taqwa. Many of us repeat the traditional phrase “Ramadhan kareem” or “Ramadhan Mubarak.” It would be more in the spirit of the Qur’an and the Prophet to say “a Ramadhan of taqwa” because at taqwa is the objective of this month and tradition many times triumphs the original message and we live this almost daily. Taqwa has a central flavor in our character.

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Ramadhan and the wealth fast Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 05, 14322011-08-05

This is the month of Ramadhan- a month that is described by the Prophet’s statement its beginning is a mercy, the middle of it is forgiveness and the end of it is liberation. This month has suffered, meaning our understanding of this month has lagged behind considerably.

Surah al-Fatihah - Excerpted from: The Ascendant Qur’an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 01, 14322011-08-01

Al-Fatihah is essentially composed in the form of a dua (supplication) made by the conforming subject to his Sustainer, in response to which Allah (SWT) revealed the noble Qur’an to guide humanity in its otherwise wayward and capricious journey through this world. Without such guidance and the loving care of the Creator, man would be completely lost. Indeed today, he is. It is our hope and sincere desire that this booklet will enable the seekers of truth and guidance to find solace in its words. We also hope that this will enable Muslims, indeed all seekers of truth and justice, to engage the noble Book in a more profound way. If this humble effort provides comfort and solace to those reading it, as well as the motivation to go out there and do something, then we feel our efforts have been rewarded.

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Imam Muhammad Al Asi at the International NGO Conference for Palestine in South Africa

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 29, 14322011-07-31

I listened quite closely to the fine words that were expressed before me and you know this issue i.e. what is called the Arab/Israeli or the Palestinian/Israeli conflict is a very multifaceted, extensive, historical, contemporary (and) conflicting issue. There’s many ways to approach it and we would like to be upfront and honest with everyone here- of course, we speak from an Islamic perspective and we have no apologies about that.

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Hajj and the Islamic Awakening

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 22, 14322011-07-24

Before I begin my presentation I would also like to exchange fealty with each one of you who made an effort to be here to exchange our internal thoughts on a devotion and a duty that we have to perform at least once in a lifetime if that is possible, viz. al Hajj (or) performing the pilgrimage to Makkah. There is a lot of things that can be said about this subject obviously. I was listening closely to the presentations that preceded mine and they were looking at the cup being half full. I’m going to take on the role of looking at the cup being half empty. Let me begin by saying that the Hajj that’s being perfomred nowadays in our generation is, (and I’m trying to be very careful with words), is an emasculated Hajj. The fervour, the motivation, the objectives, the practices, that are supposed to emanate from the Hajj and supposed to take their course like a ripple effect are practically non-existent in the world.

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The calibre of the first Muslims

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 13, 14322011-07-15

We all have some historical information about the formative years of Islam; what we do not have is a closer look or scrutiny of those formative years that we hearken back to. You may have realised that in many of the khutbahs that have come your way on this occasion every week quoting Allah’s Prophet verbally is not something that is liberally done, in other words, much caution is practised unlike the other Muslims, who on this day and this time begin to parrot what Allah’s Prophet says, we have a more disciplined and rigorous approach to Allah’s Prophet.

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Islam's confidence in the youth

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 06, 14322011-07-08

There is a type of gap in the Muslim mind as it recalls the founding history that we have- the initial chapters of our history. We read about certain characters or we may even be reading the Qur’an about the Prophets themselves and there’s an area that not many people pay attention to and they should and that is the component of youth (i.e.) when individuals (or) people are in their younger years. This turns out to be an extremely important subject and we’ll try to understand it by the Prophet’s procedures, plans, orders and also from the ayaat in Allah’s guiding book. When the power faction, (it’s called tribe in history books; our functional understanding of it should be the power centre or faction; just like Quraysh). Please brothers and sisters, let us grow up a little and liberate ourselves from Orientalist languages and meanings. These were power centres.

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Naive Muslims and Smart Shayateen Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 15, 14322011-06-17

(In) our public discourse, meaning in the khutbahs/talks/Conferences and whichever congregation/ Convention that we have there is a scarcity of rational thought/presentations about we, the Muslims, gaining power. This may be due to the general debilitated state of affairs that has accompanied us for a long time. In our current world we have movements of hundreds of millions of people who are Muslim by identity/ culture/traditions. These people are moving and they’ve been moving in the past several months. The climax of these events may have been the initial outburst of the people in Tunisia/Egypt and in the course/heat of the moment some Muslims may feel more emotions than they are able to process with their minds. In other words, as these events have been unfolding we haven’t heard enough Qur’anic direction for what is happening.

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The Seerah and power

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 03, 14322011-06-05

I would like to begin by thanking the hosts of tonight’s event by placing me upfront thereby trying to satisfy you and me that they are giving me extra time. Where it’s only half-an-hour whether I am upfront or at the end of the list it doesn’t matter, I’ll try to add another few minutes without trying to be inconsiderate of the other speakers who will follow me.

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Crisis of Confidence Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 01, 14322011-06-03

One of the absent components in the way we think and feel today is that you rarely come across Muslims who are balanced/have a depth of experience and at the same time have a range of ambition. It is very rare that you will find Islamic characters/personnel/persons who are confident enough- meaning that Allah and His Prophet have saturated their minds/conscience to such a degree that they carry with them enough experience and that they are so composed that they don’t react to the triggers, (there’s so many of them around), that are so prevalent and at the same time they carry within them the ambition/confidence to say “they are working for victory.” This last sentence “they are working for victory” is something Muslims have to concentrate on, not in a reactionary sense/fanatical way/reckless attitude and definitely not with an absence of thinking. There are quite a number of ayaat in Allah’s guiding scripture, Al Qur’an that brings these elements together.

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Overcoming a crippled psychology Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 16, 14322011-05-20

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The origins of Zionism and the death of Usama bin Laden

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14322011-05-06

This last week, (the week for which this Jum’ah concentrates on), has been concerned with a particular slant of news- news that has to do with a military operation by a military Shaytaan. What concerns us is how does all of this appear or how is most of this understood by reading Allah’s guiding words and by understanding Allah’s guiding Prophet. The psychology that is at work that we’ve been listening to in this past week concerning what they tell us is “their killing of their public enemy number one;” (this is an obvious reference to Osama bin Laden), has its roots in history and exposition in Allah’s words.

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Muslim public mind, absence Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 25, 14322011-04-29

We observe this Friday while the Muslims in the world are in a state of instability. We know that Friday is a day of taqwa. Friday services are a reminder of taqwa. The Friday khutbah revolves around the concept of taqwa. This taqwa is a constant relationship/heightened awareness by the committed Muslim towards Allah as Authority/Power. We read Allah’s guiding Book. We read about Allah’s guiding Prophet; but reading if not related to reality is an exercise in futility. If we were to demonstrate our true relationship with Allah we would realise that we belong to a history/narrative/experience that lives on to our day. We are, in our historical character, (culture/ethnicity/race/nationality/gender aside- these are marginal issues), the important issue is that we are a continuation of the struggles of Allah’s Prophet.

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Muslim public mind, absence Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14322011-04-08

One of the components that is absent from the total mind/consciousness of today’s Muslims is that they do not consider themselves having an enemy. This is one of the most serious flaws of today’s Muslims even though they read the Qur’an and the Qur’an, Allah and His Prophet are telling them otherwise. This element of animosity/hostility/belligerence that some people here in this world/life express to other people here in this world/life is a fact that cannot be ignored. What we see happening here in our immediate surroundings and what we view unfolding thousands of miles away is a substantiation of this absent fact- absent from the conscious thinking of current Muslims. If we were to listen and understand what Allah says to us, He, in this ayah in the first few pages of Surah Al Baqarah is speaking to the first conscious/rational human creation along with the Iblisi/Shaytaani element.

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Muslim public mind, absence Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 27, 14322011-04-01

hese days- these times actually present us with an opportunity to serve Allah and to become His will on earth but there’s a caveat; we can’t do so if we cannot identify His guidance and the meanings of His guidance to us. It becomes impossible to do Allah’s will in the peculiar/ obvious circumstances that we find ourselves in. There’s an ayah in the Qur’an that takes to task those who are incapable of managing the meanings of the Qur’an.

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Muslim public mind, absence Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 20, 14322011-03-25

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Muslim public mind, absence Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 13, 14322011-03-18

The khutbah on Fridays at this time every week has been, (in a sense), a bridge between Allah’s revealed instructions to man’s condition on earth with the necessary reminder of Allah’s power presence in our lives. The Muslims in the world now are in a state of flux- as anyone who is tuned in can understand. There are movements of populations, a stirring of the conscience and a rejection of the status quo. It is not easy to say that our mental absence for so long has contributed to our physical reactions today. We have laboured for so long this position on this day to try and make headway as much as stimulating the Muslims to think because that is, (in the humble opinion of yours sincerely), one of the major issues that have contributed to the conditions that we, (meaning all the Muslims in the world not we the local Muslims (or) national group of people etc.), are in today.

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Muslim public mind, absence Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 06, 14322011-03-11

There are very important movements of people that we watch everyday or whenever the opportunity comes to present itself. People in such countries as Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia just to name a few places that we- with our God-given minds are trying to think through- if we do that because there are many of us who don’t even do that! The problem is not a recent problem. The problem has its historical depth. With Allah’s help, to begin we want to draw your attention with the fact that when Allah revealed the information that we have to the Prophet who we have He did not refer to it only as al kitab. There are many ayaat in the Qur’an that refer to the Qur’an itself as al kitab or the divine writ but He also refers to it as al hikmah. In about twenty times in the Qur’an in Allah’s words, His revelation is described as hikmah.

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Are the Masajid really MasajidAllah Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 29, 14322011-03-04

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The Pharoah Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 08, 14322011-02-11

These days are days of transformation with Allah’s help and guidance otherwise they are just euphoria and a chapter in history. Allah, (we hope and pray to think through the meanings that come to us from Him), in these ayaat at the beginning of Surah Al Qasas says and speaks to us about not only a historical event but a continuous fact that we observe throughout the course of history and indeed in our time. So what are these ayaat saying?

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Asabiyyah - the disuniting solidarity Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 23, 14322011-01-28

We shall continue with the misunderstanding that has set in throughout many of these generations and still exist today. That misunderstanding is called Al Asabiyah. We should know that when Allah’s Prophet passed away this Asabiyah made a ferocious, some may say a vicious, comeback. Virtually the populations outside of Al Madinah were in an Asabiyah mode. Many times this phenomenon is just referred to as hurub ar ridda. Not much is said about the danger this presented to the Islamic society/State in Al Madinah. We know from the common history that we have that when Allah’s Prophet passed away there was some opinions about who/how an individual is going to carry his responsibilities forward as the Prophet was physically absent from them. He was no longer with his body-and-instructions among them. We’ve covered this territory previously, but here, in reference to this Asabiyah that we are speaking about, (in today’s language)...

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Asabiyyah - the disuniting solidarity Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 16, 14322011-01-21

There are many events that take place and there is a lack of understanding of these events simply because the pertinent information is not there. What is taking place and what right now has many lines focused on it is the popular movement in Tunis, Tunisia. In order for us to have a little better understanding of this potentially significant development we should try to understand Allah and His Prophet more than we do with the main stream information speaking about Allah and His Prophet the way they do. As we said in the previous khutbah, Asabiyah is a problem. The word Asabiyah does not really have an English word that captures its full meaning so let us try to understand it from its roots. The word Asabiyah relates to the word asab. Asab in its very simple linguistic meaning means nerves- a person’s nerves, that’s his asab. The plural of nerve is aa’saab- nerves. You and I know what the nervous system does to one individual.

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 26, 14322011-01-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir (exegesis) to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This fifth volume concludes the explanation of Surah Al Imran, going from verse 121 through 200. In particular, it addresses the following topics: incognito multiple loyalties and the lessons of Uhud, how usury leads to perpetual war, civlizational longevity and fidelity to social laws, how victory with faulty commitments is not assured, why shura is not "Islamic" democracy, the contrast between God-affirmers and God-deniers, Uhud and the unremitting Israeli opposition to Islam, and the connection between social and physical laws.

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Understanding the fear factor

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 25, 14322010-12-31

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Our role in the struggle for Palestine Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 17, 14322010-12-23

Before I begin my presentation I would also like to exchange fealty with each one of you who made an effort to be here to exchange our internal thoughts on a devotion and a duty that we have to perform at least once in a lifetime if that is possible, viz. al Hajj (or) performing the pilgrimage to Makkah. There is a lot of things that can be said about this subject obviously. I was listening closely to the presentations that preceded mine and they were looking at the cup being half full. I’m going to take on the role of looking at the cup being half empty. Let me begin by saying that the Hajj that’s being perfomred nowadays in our generation is, (and I’m trying to be very careful with words), is an emasculated Hajj. The fervour, the motivation, the objectives, the practices, that are supposed to emanate from the Hajj and supposed to take their course like a ripple effect are practically non-existent in the world.

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Allah as the Authority

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 11, 14322010-12-17

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Slavery Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 26, 14312010-12-03

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Makkah's Essence Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 19, 14312010-11-26

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Reflections of Hajj 2010

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 19, 14312010-11-26

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Eid Al Adha 2010

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 09, 14312010-11-16

You cannot be an Ummah of one when you are not in your flesh/bones/heart/soul the human that characterisation of Allahu Akbar. Many Muslims at times are given in to their weak human nature. Human beings fluctuate. Sometimes we feel very strong/confident and other times we feel weak/vulnerable. When we say Allahu Akbar it takes away the arrogance of being strong/confident and the inferiority of being weak/helpless. Therefore when we say Allahu Akbar, especially when we mean Allahu Akbar, we become the characters of Allah’s Prophets who are assembled in Makkah at this time of the year. Brothers and sisters, committed Muslims- the Prophet on this day, (we don’t have the time to go through all the sentences/meanings of khutbah Al Wada’/the farewell speech that he gave on this day- Yawm Al Nahr- on his last Hajj to Al Bayt Al Haram. Some of what he said is the following… We will say these words with the spirit/attitude/mentality of Allahu Akbar.

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Makkahs essence Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 05, 14312010-11-12

Next week the Muslims will ascend Mount Arafat. That is the only station in the Hajj in which all of the Muslims are required to assemble together. All of the other areas they can do at different times. All of the Muslims will be at this particular station of the Hajj on what is called the Day of Arafah. The performance or practice of the Hajj, as we have said many times before, has been distorted. What we would like to express from understanding Allah and the words or book that He has given us as explained and demonstrated by His Prophet is an ayah in Surah Al Hajj- this can be your reference if you want to return to it. Of course, there are other ayaat that follow it but because of the limitation of time we will concentrate our mental attention on this ayah. It’s not very difficult for you to keep up with. We’re not going through a very long lecture or a super detailed presentation that will challenge your ability to understand. No. This is a straight forward/clear ayah.

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Makkahs essence Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 28, 14312010-11-05

In a matter of less than ten days the Muslims of the world will be concentrated in Makkah. Unfortunately their concentration is not going to be of any substance. You reap what you sow! If Muslims haven’t been thinking about Makkah, understanding what it means and analysing what its effects should be then they just become individuals who go and come meaninglessly. So what is Makkah?

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The right to fight back Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 21, 14312010-10-29

We are conscious of the fact that we are approaching the annual Hajj. We have between us and Yawm Al Arafat around three weeks and it is the custom of the khutaba’ on Fridays to cushion these approaching weeks with khutbahs and sermons pertaining to the Hajj. This tradition is an honourable one provided that the information that is presented is germane snd pertinent information of ayaat and ahadith concerning the Hajj. But what we have is a sequence of khutbahs that do not fill the mind/heart of the listening Muslims with the information that make them the Hujjaj/pilgrims that they are supposed to be- so we are left with the task of filling the void and dealing with the real issues so that when/if we go to the Hajj we go equipped with a thinking mind and a fervent heart.

Globalization and Islamic Movement

Muhammad H. al-'Asi, Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14312010-10-20

In an interview by the Turkish based World Bulletin with, North America's two leading Muslim thinkers, Contemporary Islamic Thought Institute President Mohammed al-'Asi and Crescent magazine Editor in Chief Zafar Bangash, two thinkers talked about the understanding of the Islamic movement and the need for creating a new language without using western concepts, as well as al-'Asi's 30 volume first English commentary of the Qur'an.

Lets get to know each other

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14312010-10-20

On the side line of the summit of the Forum for the proximity of the Islamic Schools of Thought held in Tehran in autumn 2010, Taqrib News Agency the subsidiary to the Forum got the opportunity to meet with Imam Muhammad al-Asi and ask him for the answer to some questions regarding Shia and Sunni relations, the Muslim Image in the US and the mosque which was supposed to be built two blocks away from the site of 9/11 called Ground Zero. Following is the script of our interview with him.

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The right to fight back Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 29, 14312010-10-08

There has been something like a broken record/expressions that have been circulating in the public, (of course, in a vast array/network of information that’s around), that is meant to scare/cut the Muslims away from Allah and His Prophet. You can recall the cartoon issue, the burning of the Qur’an issue, the flushing of the copies of the Qur’an in the toilets. All of this imagery accompanies/comes with a presentation that Muslims want to, (and this is what you will/have been hearing, these are their words) impose Shari’ah law. For the past several years this expression has come into vogue. It’s an oft repeated expression that you hear when you’re listening to the radio/turn on your TV/read the newspaper. They don’t tire of saying “ Muslims want to impose Shari’ah law.”

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The right to fight back Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

The condition that we, the Muslims, are in require our attention- obviously. The circumstances that we are struggling through demand solutions that we in the absence of Allah do not have. You and I- brothers and sisters- have been living these years and we have throughout these years been put in a position today to feel, (think about the majority of us of course), either inferior/apologetic/passive/indifferent, (as it were). If we were to summarise what we have done to ourselves and what others have done to us and look at ourselves frankly/objectively/with open eyes/minds we would discover that we are meant not to respond to what is being done to us. That’s what everyone who has power wants us to be. At the core of all of this issue is our immunity/strength. If we no longer have an immune/muscular system to our bodies we become the play things or anyone/everyone.

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Makkahs essence Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 15, 14312010-09-24

There’s less than two months when the Muslims will assemble in the area of Makkah and go through the motions/movements of the Hajj. It concerns us quite profoundly to know that the meanings of this yearly act of devotion are absent. We’ve tried on previous occasions to reconstruct some of these meanings and we will try again, (not to be repetitive), to build up these meanings so that we can eventually have a meaningful and thus a practical Hajj. It all begins with Ibrahim (alaihi as salaatu wa as salaam). The ayah in the Qur’an that gives us a general understanding of Ibrahim is ayah fifty-one of Surah Al Ambiya’. This is a very good overview of who Ibrahim was and who he was going to become.

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Overcoming a crippled psychology Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 08, 14312010-09-17

We are human beings and our human nature sometimes catches up with us. Some of us expect fast results. This is nothing new and it shouldn’t be anything surprising Allah describes the human nature that you and I and everyone else has by saying The human social being-you and I- were created with a propensity to have things done fast… (Surah Al Ambiya’ verse 37)

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Eid Al Fitr 2010

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14312010-09-10

This month of Ramadhan has lapsed. What should not lapse is the quality of Ramadhan. What we should have gained in this month of observant fasting is the quality of taqwa. Therefore it corresponds to this taqwa that we say/emphasize/re-iterate Allah-u-Akbar because what interferes with this taqwa? All of these financial/intellectual/military/cultural and traditional powers interfere with pristine taqwa as it should be; the taqwa that we should have gained during this month of Ramadhan. Therefore when we graduate from this month long fasting and gain/increase our taqwa we say, (not only with words, but by what we do; because acts speak louder than words), Allah-u-Akbar. Our actions should reflect the fact that Allah is more powerful/greater/above those who interfere with this normal relationship of taqwa with Allah. Brothers and sisters: there are people who say Allah-u-Akbar but they only say it as a matter of habit. When you/I come and we begin our communication with Allah...

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Al Quds Day 2010

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 24, 14312010-09-03

This is the last Friday in this conscientious and empowering month of Ramadhan. We have spent now around four weeks or so observing the growth of our will power and our determination, defeating our lustful inclinations (and) exercising our resolve. We should emerge from this month with the courage to say the truth. This day is the day in which we should be speaking the truth about Zionism and the Israeli occupation of the Holy Land. Unfortunately we live in a world in which saying the truth, even to people who know it, has become a formidable task and therefore knowledge is not enough. There are people who know the influence, the intrigue, the clout (and) the combination of powers that are under the control of these Zionist Israelis, some of them are Muslim and some of them are not Muslims but whatever they may be- Muslims or non- Muslims- the rule still applies; only a few of them, (if that), are able and willing to expose this Zionist power contraption in the world.

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 22, 14312010-09-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This fourth volume begins the explanation of Surah Al Imran, going from verse 1 through 120. In particular, it addresses the following topics: the incompatibility of Iman and Kufr, Christianity and the misunderstood nature of Jesus (a), Christian and Jewish antipathy for yielding to God, and the commitment quality of Muslims verses the people of previous scripture.

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The significance of Al Quds Day

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 11, 14312010-08-21

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Ramadhan and the wealth fast Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 10, 14312010-08-20

This is the second week of Ramadhan- a month of patience/obedience/discipline. For those of us who are reading the Qur’an carefully we observe that at the end of the ayaat of fasting there is an ayah that seems (to be) excluded from the meanings of fasting. What this ayah is saying, (without translating it word for word) Do not consume/circulate/use your common wealth/moneys/investments/financial transaction in an illegitimate way… (Surah Al Baqarah verse 188)

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Islamic Governance: Shura/Mutual Consultation Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 11, 14312010-07-23

We will continue to shed light/open up our minds and begin to think of what Allah and His Prophet tell us instead of just automatically expressing ayaat and ahadith and then automatically- without any thought process- dismissing ayaat and ahadith. We want to be as cautious as not to do such a folly. We were, (in the course of the previous khutbahs), speaking about the nature of rulers and their tendency to misrule/abuse power/ oppress people. This is one of the common features that we find in the ruling class. We spoke about the necessity of shura. When we have an Islamic body of responsible ruling individuals and an Islamic body of citizens and constituents we have an ayah that disciplines the relationship between those who rule and those who are ruled.

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The Genesis of the breakdown of taqwa Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 26, 14312010-07-09

With Allah's presence and help we will continue to look into the neglected areas of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. We will keep on looking at those who make and break policies and strategies and in doing so they disregard Allah and His Prophet. We're speaking about the rulers i.e. those who are responsible for the sad/pathetic condition that Muslims, ourselves included, are in. (There are) two ayaat from Surah Al Ghafir… OK- What does this mean? And dare these preachers from the Mimbar deal with these ayaat and their likes in the Qur’an.

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The Genesis of the breakdown of taqwa Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 19, 14312010-07-02

It is not very often that we take a close look at our numerous selves. The habit has been to have Muslims concentrate on their own individual self. Much of the teaching and many of the talks that are presented try to have us limited to our own selves. There’s nothing wrong with adjusting our errant selves, but there is something wrong when we think that we are caged into this one self of ours without having a collective responsibility and a social role to play in approaching Allah. We’re going to be a little harsh on ourselves as we relate to those who rule us. These words are not going to be said in a vacuum. You have to realise that many of the average people have a social behaviour that is subservient to those who have power and wealth. It is this area that we are going to try and put our minds together on- guided by Allah’s words and the Prophet’s words. First, let us go to what Allah says about this dynamic i.e. the relationship between those who rule and those who are ruled.

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Islamic Leadership

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 12, 14312010-06-25

Muslim peoples in the past generations display an inferiority attitude when it comes to rulers, officials and decision makers. It seems like ever since we have been growing up in the past fourteen centuries we have not been able to conquer the intimidation (from) rulers- whether they are Kings, Princes, Chief Executives and Presidents. We haven’t had in ourselves the collective mind that would shed our attention on their behaviour and the decisions that they make. Even the Islamic Fiqh that lives on among us concentrates on the individual in the street/the run of the mill Muslim, (so to speak), but it does not bring into its literature the position of those who are at the helm of Islamic decision making- they’re sort of beyond the fiqh of the fuqaha’. This has been a growing problem that has taken root Islamic societies in times that have past and in our living times.

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The root causes of the abuse of power

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14312010-06-11

One of the subjects that has been omitted from the Mimbar and from public attention is the issue of wealth and money. Many ayaat and ahadith inform/enlighten/show us the way on this matter because it is a very crucial/defining issue. To put it very concisely- money and wealth belong to Allah. Anyone who reads the ayaat in the Qur’an and the statements of Allah’s Prophet, (and we’ll be quoting some of them), and when we put all of this information together, we’ll come to realise that whatever possessions/assets we may have doesn’t belong to us. This is the easiest way to clear the air on this issue before we go into the details. But brothers and sisters committed Muslims: we don’t have an Islamic psychology/society/value system that is working. We have a lot of things on paper/in our minds, but for practical purposes the social psychology/public opinion in the Muslim realm acts as if whatever they have belongs to them and if they want to give of whatever they “have” they are doing...

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Breaking the seige initiated by Abdul Wahab to Ghazzah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 21, 14312010-06-04

The Prophet of Allah says a Muslim is a brother of a Muslim. He treats him not with injustice, nor does he frustrate him. He doesn’t put him or give up on him. And there are other ayaat and other ahadith that impress on us/teach us/orient us/mould us into a solidified and unified body of people when we make up our public mind. But then we look around at the real world and we realise there are divisions. Where do these divisions come from? We have spoken about the issue of Muslim togetherness and Muslim separatism in previous khutbahs. In this khutbah on this day of Jum’ah with the central issue of taqwa- which is supposed to dominate our consciousness, infiltrate our hearts and grip our minds- we take another look through the book of Allah and the teachings of His Prophet at the affairs of this world today.

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Tribute to an Islamic Leader - Imam Khomeini Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14312010-05-28

Allah- whose words are nourishments to our souls, whose guidance is light in our hearts, whose words are thoughts in our minds- says to us and we beg to listen. These words are in Surah Al Fussilaat and the human endeavour to bring out the meanings of these words in the English language goes roughly as follows Certainly those who said “Our Sustainer is Allah” and then followed from there-on straight forwardly in life, upon them shall be descending angels or angels shall come down saying/inferring to them “do not fear and do not grieve and receive good news pertaining to Al Jannah that you have been promised. We are your premiers and supporters in worldly life and in it you shall have what yourselves desire (or) wish (or) hope (or) imagine to have; an accommodation from He who always forgives and He is very Merciful.” (Surah Al Fussilaat verse 30-32)

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Islam VS Nationalism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 07, 14312010-05-21

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Zero Tolerance to oppression & injustice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 29, 14312010-05-14

We, the Muslims, of today’s context suffer from dislocating the hadiths of Allah’s Prophet. All Muslims, (regardless of anything else), submit to the authenticity and incontrovertible ayaat of the Qur’an; but many Muslims beg to differ on what Allah’s Prophet said i.e. some hadiths that are in our possession. The best way to see if a hadith is true/authentic/genuine is to place it in the context of the Qur’an. So if it lives in that context we may assume/submit that it is a hadith. The hadiths of Allah’s Prophet are like keys. There are many hadiths and there are many keys and these keys open many doors of knowledge/guidance. But you can give these keys to an ignorant person and tell him “go and open these doors” and he will place a key in the wrong door and he will find that the key doesn’t open that door. He will go to another door and with the many hundreds of keys that he has and he will place it in another door and he will find it is not opening.

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Unity and Islamic self-determination

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 22, 14312010-05-07

Do people think or reckon or figure that they are going to be left alone just to say “we are Mu’minin without being subjected to the tests of the times and the pressures of the powers that be or without being placed in difficult position life? (Surah Al Ankabut verse 2) This is a question. Do people think this is the case? The question infers that this is not the case. You’re not expected by Allah to mumble the words of iman and then carry on without the challenges/difficulties that you will encounter in life. Before we jump to the conclusion, Muslims who commit themselves to Allah there-by becoming Mu’minin do so with an air of innocence. No one becomes a Muslim with a hot head on the first day- that doesn’t occur. When we become Muslims we do it with an open heart and a relaxed mind. There’s no fanaticism/intimidation/hostility about Islam. We acquiesce to Allah. But when we do this according to its principles/meanings, we can’t expect to be left alone.

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Imam Muhammad Al Asi on Ayatullah Mutahhari

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14312010-05-01

Occasional Paper

Some Thoughts on the Road to Islamic Solidarity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14312010-04-19

Having diagnosed the condition of the Islamic world as one suffering from political divisions, economic disparities, cultural parochialism and sectarianism, the author calls for a return to the Islamic concept of ta’aruf—i.e., the mutual familiarity and acceptance of all Muslims within the ummah. Four broad areas to implement ta’aruf are explored including education, travel, the Hajj and language. The article concludes with some political and economic recommendations to pave the way for Islamic solidarity.

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Arab poodles in Libya

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 10, 14312010-03-26

Audio

Are the Masjid really MasajidAllah Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14312010-03-19

Audio

Forgotten dimensions of Jum'ah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 26, 14312010-03-12

Occasional Paper

Rationalism Vs. Sectarianism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 17, 14312010-03-03

​There is no doubt that today’s Muslims are more divided than they have ever been. The divisions are so prevalent that in the political and economic sense of the word the Muslims of the world have ceased to be the “ummah” spoken about in the Qur’an and the Sunnah. A closer look at the condition of today’s Muslims and we realize that these divisions are related to disputes and disagreements that have become throughout the ages what appear to be irreconcilable differences.

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Eid Al Adha 2009

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14302009-11-27

Audio

Makkahs essence Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 11, 14302009-10-30

Audio

Ostrich mentality Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 04, 14302009-10-23

Audio

Ostrich mentality Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 27, 14302009-10-16

Audio

Ostrich mentality Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 20, 14302009-10-09

Audio

Why ibadah does not mean worship

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 06, 14302009-09-25

Audio

Eid Al Fitr 2009 (Duplicate)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14302009-09-20

Audio

Eid Al Fitr 2009

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14302009-09-20

Audio

Al Quds Day 2009

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 28, 14302009-09-18

Video

Forgotten Dimensions of Shirk

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 23, 14302009-08-14

Video

The Qur'anic Message Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 22, 14302009-08-13

I would like to thank the moderator for his kind words in the introduction. What was said about your simple brother here is, I think, a tad bit more than what a humble brother is. We, (meaning myself, Brother Afeef and our families and also there were other members of the ICIT who were here; we think most of them have returned now but they were here in the country for a good ten-or-twelve days), come to you this evening with a further publication of this tafsir that some of you may be familiar with right now because the last volume was printed and distributed here in South Africa so those of you who obtained it have a feeling for what the rest of the tafsir will develop into. Some of you may have also familiarised yourself with this tafsir by reading the Crescent International - this is a monthly magazine of the Global Islamic Movement;

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What is Taqwa

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 17, 14302009-07-10

Audio

Interference in Islamic Affairs

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 26, 14302009-06-19

Audio

Unity around social justice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14302009-06-12

Audio

Obama - where kufr and nifaq converge

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 14302009-06-05

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 09, 14302009-06-02

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This third volume ends the explanation of Surah al-Baqarah, going from verse 215 through 286. In particular, it addresses the following topics: the Muslims' growing maturity in the first Madinan generation, family as the essential unit of social stability, Muslims as the inheritors of the Covenant, key conclusions from the longest Qur'anic surah, reflections on life and death, the spirit of giving and the reorganization of wealth, about usury and its societal consequences, legislation governing loan agreements, and concluding duas about taqwa imperatives.

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The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 08, 14302009-06-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This second volume proceeds further into the explanation of Surah al-Baqarah from verse 142 through 214. In particular, it addresses the following topics: the central position of Makkah as a sanctuary from racism and nationalism, the relationship between sabr and salah, fine-tuning the human conception of din, some building blocks of taqwa, maintenance of security and Hajj are tightly connected, and enhancing man's understanding of human nature.

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Introspection Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 05, 14302009-05-29

Audio

Al Munafiqeen/The Hypocrites Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14302009-05-22

Audio

Introspection Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 13, 14302009-05-08

Audio

The Central Ummah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14302009-05-01

Audio

Where are the Mujtahids

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 28, 14302009-04-24

Audio

Introspection Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 21, 14302009-04-17

Video

Saudi Arabia/Wahhabism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 15, 14302009-04-11

Audio

Islamic History Al Jafari School of Thought

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 11, 14302009-04-07

Audio

Towards understanding Islam Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 07, 14302009-04-03

Audio

Overcoming a crippled psychology Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 30, 14302009-03-27

Occasional Paper

The Islamic Ummah’s Strategic Plans in Confronting the Challenges of Unity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 16, 14302009-03-13

There are some elements and definitions in this presentation that have to be clarified. For a long time now, words have been used in an absent minded way; and clichés have taken on a life of their own. I would like to be conscious and thoughtful about what I am saying when we are speaking about an “Islamic Ummah”, “strategies” and “unity.”

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Occupied Masajid and Manabir

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14302009-03-06

Audio

Unity Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14302009-02-27

Audio

Resurgent Islam

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 24, 14302009-02-20

Video

Palestine Legitimate Islamic Opposition

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 22, 14302009-02-18

We will begin this presentation by invoking the name of The Most Merciful, The Mercy Giver. We would like to thank all of you for being here this evening. Of course, some of you had other things to do, but obviously you put aside those other things and you made it here and it is very much appreciated.

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Yahud's oppurtunistic ways

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 17, 14302009-02-13

Audio

Yahud's treacherous ways

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 03, 14302009-01-30

Audio

Ghazzah- where to from here

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 26, 14302009-01-23

Audio

This is Islamic Leadership?!

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 21, 14292008-12-19

Audio

Human dignity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 08, 14292008-11-07

Audio

Why Fiqh turns divisive

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 03, 14292008-10-03

Audio

Al Quds Day 2008

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 26, 14292008-09-26

Audio

Ramadhan with the Prophet (S)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 12, 14292008-09-12

Audio

The Amanah bestowed upon us

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 20, 14292008-08-22

Audio

Slave Mentality Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 29, 14292008-08-01

Audio

Unity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 01, 14292008-07-04

Audio

Islamic History Ijtihad

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 27, 14292008-07-01

Audio

Forgotten dimensions of Shirk Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 23, 14292008-06-27

Video

Second dawn of Islam

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14292008-06-22

Audio

Towards understanding Islam Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 16, 14292008-06-20

Audio

Who are these Awliya'

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 03, 14292008-06-07

Audio

Islamic History Baha'i "School of Thought"

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 29, 14292008-06-03

Video

Legacy of Imam Khomeini

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14292008-06-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture - Volume 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14292008-06-01

The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This first volume deals with the explanation of the verses in Surah al-Fatihah and Surah al-Baqarah through verse 141. It helps the reader understand how the Qur'an classifies the various power constituencies in humanity, the way it elucidates the identity of the Children of Israel and their role in the historical dissemination of scripture, and the manner in which it encourages the new Covenant bearers who have inherited the Abrahamic commitment.

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Islamic Movement

Imam Muhammad al-Asi discusses his tafseer and the state of the Muslim world

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14292008-06-01

The first volume of ‘The Ascendant Qur’an’, Imam Muhammad al-Asi’s tafseer, was launched by the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought in Toronto on May 24. Crescent International took the opportunity to speak with Imam al-Asi about his tafseer, and his understanding of the challenges facing the global Islamic movement.

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Al Ahzaab/The Coalition of the Willing

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 25, 14292008-05-30

Audio

Overcoming a crippled psychology Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 18, 14292008-05-23

Video

Palestine : Freedom and 60 years of ethnic cleansing

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14292008-05-14

We would like to begin by saying that it feels comfortable, in a sense, to speak about an Islamic issue in a Muslim country. You know, many times we speak about what is called the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in the United States whether it’s in universities or Islamic Centres its still being in a society that has a government that almost worships the Israeli government. To have a sense of the atmospherics, even though you know your confidence and the truth is on your side, but political and social atmospherics have an impact but here at least we know that there is a general atmosphere of an Islamic tendency, an Islamic identity and an Islamic orientation, at least, in a very general sense of the word that has us speak about this issue somewhat comfortably.

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Palestine is the issue

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 07, 14292008-05-12

… to all those who seek justice in the social affairs of men. As has been mentioned in the introduction, this week marks 60 years of Israeli, (the diplomatic word would be), occupation of the Holy Land, a more apt description would be Israeli theft of the Holy Land. This issue has been simmering for the past 60 years and has created more misery in the lives of those who are on both sides of the issue and it shows no promise of an impending solution. Speaking at odds with the mainstream media is a difficult task because we have to deconstruct the lies that have been implanted with this lethal occupation and then we have to reconstruct the truth that has been deliberately and systematically excluded from this whole presentation. Obviously, this is not a task that we are upto in a matter of less than an hour, but we shall attempt some understanding of a problem that has the potential of drawing in the whole world on two opposite and conflicting sides.

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Palestine : Blood on our hands

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 07, 14292008-05-12

We emphasise the greetings of peace. We think the religious aspect of the conflict that we’re talking about is also very critical within the political pursuits of this conflict from whichever angle we may be approaching it. Peace has to be understood with a good and healthy approach to justice. There cannot be peace with indignity, discrimination, hidden agendas and with teaming up and then beating on the small guy, (as it were). first of all, we’d like to commend the presentation that preceded this one- it’s informative with very good information that you don’t come by in the docile and subversive media that serves American national interests which is shaped by the policy of Imperia that describes the United States, especially in the part of the world that we are looking at. We’ll try to be a little more pointed at some of the aspects of American policy when it comes to Israel. When we speak about American policy and we speak about Israel...

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Yahudi aggression since time immemorial

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14292008-05-09

Audio

Islamic History Al Salafi School of Thought

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 01, 14292008-05-06

Audio

Inter-faith meeting - The starting point

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 27, 14292008-04-04

Audio

A marathon struggle

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 20, 14292008-03-28

Audio

Masajid Allah and Justice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 06, 14292008-03-14

Audio

Masjid Ad Diraar Part 2 (1)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 22, 14292008-02-29

Audio

The ill effects of wealth

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 15, 14292008-02-22

Audio

Who were these Ummiyeen?

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 08, 14292008-02-15

Audio

Islam and cultural issues

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 23, 14292008-02-01

Audio

Fiqh - when it becomes divisive

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 16, 14292008-01-25

Video

Selling of Islamophobia in Amercia

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 26, 14282008-01-05

We who are informed Muslims know there’s no basis for it. A Muslim is not a terrorist, he’s not a reactionary, a Muslim is not a person who wants to drag the world back into the ages of inequity and ignorance and a primitive way of life- this is all common sense; it’s even somewhat disturbing to speak to this issue in such a way but there’s one particular area that I want you to be aware of because it seems like this is not going to go a way soon and that particular area is to try to antagonise the relationships in this world between Muslims and Christians. I think this is an area that’s going to be worked on much more than has been in the past. There’s going to be lots of efforts to try to make Muslims believe that Christians are their enemies and to make Christians believe that Muslims are their enemies.

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Eid Al Adha 2007

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 09, 14282007-12-19

Audio

Hajj: The Universal Invitation Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 04, 14282007-12-14

Audio

Ali - Its the economy

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14282007-11-30

Audio

Ali and Al Asabiyah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14282007-11-23

Audio

Ali and Abdullah ibn Abbas

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 05, 14282007-11-16

Video

A decade of fighting injustice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 30, 14282007-11-11

Audio

Ali the public servant

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 28, 14282007-11-09

Audio

Imam Ali & peoples war fatigue

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 21, 14282007-11-02

Audio

Eid Al Fitr 2007

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 30, 14282007-10-12

Audio

Al Quds Day 2007

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 23, 14282007-10-05

Audio

Siffin- Lessons not emotions

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 26, 14282007-08-10

Audio

Muawiya's letter to Ali

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 12, 14282007-07-27

Audio

Al-Jamal and the scars of war

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 05, 14282007-07-20

Audio

A deeper understanding of the battle of Jamal

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14282007-07-13

Audio

Talha Zubair Aa'ishah and Ali

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 21, 14282007-07-06

Audio

Insurrection or dissent

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14282007-06-29

Audio

Ali and Aa'ishah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 15, 14282007-06-01

Audio

Ali and public opinion

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 08, 14282007-05-25

Video

Hamas-The peoples choice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 27, 14282007-05-14

Audio

Uthmans Assasination

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14282007-05-11

Audio

Uthman- Opposition grows

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 17, 14282007-05-04

Audio

Uthman's errors

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 10, 14282007-04-27

Audio

Uthman- Right or Wrong NOT Kaafir or Mu'min

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14282007-04-20

Audio

Uthman then, King Abdullah now

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14282007-03-30

Audio

More serious opposition to Uthman

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14282007-03-23

Audio

Differences, no divisions

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 26, 14282007-03-16

Audio

ibn Saba'

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 19, 14282007-03-09

Audio

Freedoms we once had

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 12, 14282007-03-02

Audio

Asabiyyah's beginnings

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 28, 14282007-02-16

Audio

The transition from Umar to Uthman

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 14, 14282007-02-02

Audio

Sectarianism Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 15, 14272007-01-05

Audio

Eid Al Adha 2006

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 09, 14272006-12-30

Audio

Hajj : The Universal Invitation Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 08, 14272006-12-29

Audio

Theology vs ideology

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14272006-12-22

Audio

Hajj : The Universal Invitation Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 24, 14272006-12-15

Audio

Women leadership Sectarianism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 10, 14272006-12-01

Audio

Women's status Part 9

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 03, 14272006-11-24

Audio

Women's status Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 25, 14272006-11-17

Audio

Women's status Part 7

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 18, 14272006-11-10

Audio

Women's status Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 11, 14272006-11-03

Audio

The fear factor

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 04, 14272006-10-27

Audio

Eid Al Fitr 2006

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 30, 14272006-10-23

Audio

Al Quds Day 2006

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 27, 14272006-10-20

Audio

Women's status Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 20, 14272006-10-13

Audio

Women's status Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 13, 14272006-10-06

Audio

Women's status Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 06, 14272006-09-29

Audio

Women's status Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 29, 14272006-09-22

Audio

The mute and the active Muslim

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 08, 14272006-09-01

Audio

Khaybar yesterday and today

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 10, 14272006-08-04

Audio

Al-Yahud yesterday and today

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 03, 14272006-07-28

Audio

Iman, Hizbullah, Jihad

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 25, 14272006-07-21

Audio

The right to fight back Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14272006-07-14

Audio

The right to fight back

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 18, 14272006-07-14

Audio

Confronting Aggression Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 11, 14272006-07-07

Audio

Intolerance

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 04, 14272006-06-30

Audio

Slavery Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14272006-06-23

Audio

Takfir Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14272006-06-16

Audio

Some horrors of our political deviation

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 13, 14272006-06-09

Audio

Al-Hajjaj Al-Thaqafi, early war criminal

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 06, 14272006-06-02

Audio

King Yazid

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 28, 14272006-05-26

Audio

Muslim public mind, absence Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 30, 14272006-04-28

Audio

Preliminary attempts at revival

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14272006-04-07

Audio

Reflections on Shi'ism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14272006-03-31

Audio

Intellectual divisions

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 17, 14272006-03-17

Audio

Islamic opposition of Al Imam Zayd

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 18, 14272006-02-17

Audio

Holocaust confrontation Excerpt

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 04, 14272006-02-03

Audio

Political opposition of Al Khawarij

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 27, 14262006-01-27

Audio

From Quraysh to Bani Umayyah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 20, 14262006-01-20

Audio

King Muawiyah Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 06, 14262006-01-06

Audio

King Muawiyah Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 28, 14262005-12-30

Audio

Abu Dharr and fiscal responsibility

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 14, 14262005-12-16

Audio

King Muawiyah Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 14262005-12-09

Audio

King Muawiyah Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 29, 14262005-12-02

With reliance upon Allah we will continue to break through the walls of ignorance/misunderstanding and offer our effort to Allah in trying to consolidate at least a common understanding that will preclude us from what is otherwise a bleak/doomed future. In the previous khutbahs we took a closer look at the way our previous/first generation of Muslims dealt with the issue of power.

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The de-mythologizing of Imam Ali

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 08, 14262005-11-11

Audio

Imam/Emir/Khalif Uthman

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 14, 14262005-08-19

Audio

Imam/Emir/Khalif Umar

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 07, 14262005-08-12

Audio

Hajjatul Wada' Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 08, 14262005-07-15

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Towards a Liberation Theology - Reflections on Palestine

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 05, 14262005-06-12

The issue of Palestine and Israel and whatever words are used begs for many approaches and there’s a lot of things, obviously, that can be said about this subject. We’re going to have to be selective in this presentation. I’ve taken the liberty to part from the written word. I’ve offered or tendered some of my thoughts on this issue to the committee but there’s obviously more than just a written word on this subject. In a sense, it’s a very sensitive subject that has to be acknowledged whatever religious persuasion you may belong to; it’s also a very delicate one, whichever political ideas you may carry. Let us assure you before we begin, and there may be some uncomfortable statements that are going to be said and they’re going to be said out of conviction and out of a heart and out of a person who has lived with this issue and almost is dying with it so bear with us in what we have to say which more-or-less is founded in the Final Testament, in the Qur’an and not in some type of...

Occasional Paper

The Dismantling of Israel via an Islamic Theology of Justice and Liberation

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14262005-06-01

Justice and equity are central concepts to be found in the scripture of all three of the monotheistic faith tradition. The corresponding lack of these concepts in public discourse is contributing to, not solving the issue of Palestine. The genesis of liberation theology gives justification for the combination of people and land on the basis of justice and equity. The absence of justice fortifies the group rights to the holy land regardless of religious claims.

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Human Nature

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14262005-05-13

Audio

Seeking Essential and Beneficial Knowledge

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 06, 14262005-04-15

Audio

Masjid Ad Diraar Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 15, 14262005-03-25

Audio

The Demonstration of Iman

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 23, 14262005-03-04

Audio

Time to Re-Focus on the Munafiqin

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 17, 14252005-01-28

Audio

How the Munafiqin Operate

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 10, 14252005-01-21

Audio

Eid Al Adha 2005

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 09, 14252005-01-20

Audio

An Organised struggle Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 27, 14252004-12-10

Video

The kufr of the Saudi Regime

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 21, 14252004-12-04

Audio

Sectarianism Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 13, 14252004-11-26

Audio

The moral responsibility

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 06, 14252004-11-19

Audio

Eid Al Fitr 2004

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 30, 14252004-11-13

Audio

Al Quds Day 2004

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 29, 14252004-11-12

Audio

The Intrinsic meanings of Ramadhan Part 10

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 08, 14252004-10-22

At the beginning of the month of Ramadhan it is only appropriate to go directly to Allah’s words to express and refresh our minds and hearts concerning this once in a year exercise. Allah, whose words tolerate no doubt, are the following… (and) even though there are following ayaat and instructions we will make do with this amount.

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Confronting aggression Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 23, 14252004-10-08

Audio

Hostage taking in Islam - Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 09, 14252004-09-24

Audio

The Justice Centred Trust

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 26, 14252004-08-13

Audio

Understanding Jibt and Taghut

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14252004-08-06

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Introducing King Muawiyah- Islams 1st King

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 14252004-07-30

Audio

Fiqhi differences not divisions

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 05, 14252004-07-23

Audio

Followers of Allah's Prophet- Are we! Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 28, 14252004-07-16

Audio

Hostage taking in Islam Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 21, 14252004-07-09

Audio

An Organised struggle Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 07, 14252004-06-25

Audio

Al Munafiqeen/The Hypocrites Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 23, 14252004-06-11

Audio

Contemporary dimensions of Jihad Part 8

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14252004-06-04

Audio

Treason

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 09, 14252004-05-28

Audio

Obligation towards establishing leadership

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 02, 14252004-05-21

Audio

Ramadhan and the wealth fast Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 21, 14252004-05-11

Audio

Eid Al Adha 2004

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14242004-02-02

Audio

Hajj : The Universal Invitation Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14242004-01-23

Audio

Today's Da'wah Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 09, 14242004-01-02

Audio

Eid Al Fitr 2003

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14242003-11-25

Audio

Al Quds Day 2003

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 26, 14242003-11-21

Features

The Seerah’s strategy: The importance and centrality of the liberation of Makkah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 06, 14242003-11-01

​The study of the Seerah of the Prophet (saw) to learn lessons relevant to the contemporary Islamic movement is a major project of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought. Here, IMAM MUHAMMAD AL-'ASI, of Washington DC, discusses the centrality of Makkah in the strategy of the Prophet’s Seerah, and its implications for Muslims today.

Islamic Movement

A Straightforward Prophet, yet a zig-zagging Islamic movement

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 01, 14242003-06-01

The Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought convened a conference on the Seerah in Toronto last month, in association with Crescent International. Here we present the paper presented by IMAM MOHAMMAD AL-ASI.

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Crisis of Confidence Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 05, 14232003-02-07

Audio

What is Taqwa Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 21, 14232003-01-24

Audio

Allegiance Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 14, 14232003-01-17

Audio

The Birth of Isa

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 15, 14232002-12-20

Audio

When is Allah's Victory

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 08, 14232002-12-13

Features

The Seerah and the political questions confronting the Islamic movement today

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 11, 14232002-11-16

The ICIT held a second International Seerah Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, last month. Here we publish the paper presented at the conference by IMAM MUHAMMAD AL-ASI.

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Allah as the Sovereign

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 25, 14232002-11-01

Audio

911 and Muslim apologists

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 28, 14232002-09-06

Audio

Where have the "Unknown Mu'mineen" gone

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 30, 14232002-08-09

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Allegiance Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 23, 14232002-08-02

Audio

Why Muslims are taken lightly

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 16, 14232002-07-26

Audio

The Centrality of Justice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 09, 14232002-07-19

Audio

The Deeds of the Kafirs

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14232002-07-05

Audio

Rivals to Allah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14232002-06-14

Audio

Contemporary dimensions of Jihad Part 6

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 25, 14232002-06-07

Audio

Accepting the Qur'anic Realities

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 18, 14232002-05-31

Audio

The Prophetic Way

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 11, 14232002-05-24

Audio

Perseverance in Adversity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 04, 14232002-05-17

Audio

Ineffectiveness of Lobbying

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 20, 14232002-05-03

Video

The Axis of Evil

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 08, 14232002-03-22

Audio

Contemporary dimensions of Jihad Part 5

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 23, 14222002-03-08

Audio

Masjid Ad Diraar Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 16, 14222002-03-01

Audio

Eid Al Adha 2002

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 09, 14222002-02-22

Audio

Contemporary dimensions of Jihad Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 02, 14222002-02-15

Audio

Twenty three years of Islamic Revolution

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 25, 14222002-02-08

Audio

Palestine : An Islamic Approach and Imam Khomeini

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14222002-02-02

Q: (paraphrased): Is there a scriptural basis and argument in favor of the Zionists return to Palestine? Imam Muhammad Al Asi: OK- I understand both questions now. I’m sorry there’s some kind of static and through my position I couldn’t understand the question very good, but I understood the brother here paraphrased you and I think I understand the gist of the questions. Q: (paraphrased): Is there a scriptural basis and argument in favor of the Zionists return to Palestine? Imam Muhammad Al Asi: OK- I understand both questions now. I’m sorry there’s some kind of static and through my position I couldn’t understand the question very good, but I understood the brother here paraphrased you and I think I understand the gist of the questions.

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Islamic Self-Determination: Elections

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 18, 14222002-02-01

Audio

Dead-beat Muslims & American aggression

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 11, 14222002-01-25

Audio

Assault on Islamic Education

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 04, 14222002-01-18

Audio

Muslim Apologists

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 27, 14222002-01-11

Audio

The Islamic Mission

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 20, 14222002-01-04

Audio

Implications of 911

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 13, 14222001-12-28

Audio

Eid Al Fitr 2001

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14222001-12-16

Audio

Al Quds Day 2001

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 29, 14222001-12-14

Features

The Seerah, political Islam and political judaism (Part 2)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 01, 14222001-11-16

When Allah’s final Prophet (saw) gained the power to exercise authority and influence over the society of Madinah the Jews in that society realised that they were in no position to oppose him, at least during these times of fervent popular support for the Prophet among the Ansar of Madinah.

Features

The Seerah, political Islam and political Judaism (Part 1)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 15, 14222001-11-01

The contemporary world is in the process of a political reconfiguration. The traditional concepts and frameworks of understanding, capitalism vs. communism, right vs. left, and conservative vs. progressive, are outdated and have been left behind.

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What it means to have a Qibla

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 09, 14222001-10-26

Audio

The benefactors of 9-11

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 25, 14222001-10-12

Audio

Mossad Involvement in 911

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 11, 14222001-09-28

Audio

Racism Conference Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14222001-09-07

Audio

Racism Conference Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 12, 14222001-08-31

Audio

Bani Isra'eel And The Prophet (S) Part 15

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 13, 14222001-08-03

Audio

Preparing for the Enemy

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14222001-05-25

Audio

The Pharoah Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 17, 14222001-05-11

Audio

Religious Holidays Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 19, 14222001-04-13

Audio

Islamic Self-determination

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 12, 14222001-04-06

Audio

The underlying meanings of the "rituals"

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 06, 14212001-03-02

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Bani Isra'eel And The Prophet (S) Part 19

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 22, 14212001-02-16

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Bani Isra'eel And The Prophet (S) Part 13

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 15, 14212001-02-09

And when an Apostle or a Messenger comes to them from Allah verifying what they have, a proportion of those who have been given scripture discard Allahs scripture and throw it behind their back as if they know nothing about it. (Surah Al Baqarah verse 101) This ayah speaks volumes about the attitude, policies, behaviour and decisions of those who are presented with a Prophet from Allah. Even though this ayah came to describe a particular incident, it is equally applicable to analogous incidents.

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Understanding what is Ibadah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 12, 14212000-12-08

Audio

Voting

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 14, 14212000-11-10

Audio

Allegiance Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 01, 14212000-09-29

Audio

Man's role

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 25, 14212000-08-25

Audio

Justice Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 11, 14212000-08-11

Audio

Justice Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 04, 14212000-08-04

Audio

Between War and Peace

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 26, 14212000-07-28

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Historical Details of Al Aqsa

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 19, 14212000-07-21

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Yasser Arafat

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 12, 14212000-07-14

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Crisis of Confidence Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 05, 14212000-07-07

Occasional Paper

The Unknown Prophet: Forgotten Dimensions of the Seerah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 13, 14212000-06-16

Imam Muhammad al-Asi is a Research Fellow of the ICIT. He is also elected Imam of the Islamic Centre in Washington DC. He presented this paper at the International Seerah Conferences convened by the ICIT in Colombo, Sri Lanka (June 16-18, 2000) and Karachi, Pakistan (June 25, 2000).

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Al Mala'/The Deviant Upper Crust of Society

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 06, 14212000-06-09

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Hizbullah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 22, 14212000-05-26

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Allah's promise (1)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 15, 14212000-05-19

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Today's Da'wah Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 23, 14212000-04-28

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Who are the Ulema'

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 09, 14212000-04-14

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Today's Da'wah Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 02, 14212000-04-07

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Opposition to Islamic self-determination

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 18, 14202000-03-24

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Eid Al Adha 2000

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 12, 14202000-03-18

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Hajj : The Universal Invitation Part 4

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 04, 14202000-03-10

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Naive Muslims and smart Shayateen Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 26, 14202000-03-03

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Hajj : The Universal Invitation Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14202000-02-25

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The Prophet’s (s) du’a at At Ta’if

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 14202000-02-13

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Works of Imam Khomeini

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 14202000-02-13

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Isa/Jesus between extremes

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 16, 14201999-12-24

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Bani Isra'eel And The Prophet (S) Part 3

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 21, 14201999-10-01

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Bani Isra'eel And The Prophet (S) Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 14, 14201999-09-24

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Bani Isra'eel And The Prophet (S) Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 07, 14201999-09-17

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Dhulm- The policy of Kufr

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 15, 14201999-08-27

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Time for Turkish Muslims to dump secularism

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 08, 14201999-08-20

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When rituals is NOT ibadah Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 24, 14201999-08-06

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Leadership

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 26, 14201999-06-11

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Leadership Analysis

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 19, 14201999-06-04

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Equality

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 12, 14201999-05-28

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Allegiance Part 2 (1)

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 28, 14201999-05-14

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Racism Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 14, 14201999-04-30

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The Zionist hand in Kosova

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14191999-04-09

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Eid Al Adha 1999

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 09, 14191999-03-27

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Hajj: The Universal Invitation Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 08, 14191999-03-26

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Hajj: The Universal Invitation Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 17, 14191999-03-05

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Motivation derived from the early Wahy

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 03, 14191999-02-19

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20 years of Islamic Revolution

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 18, 14191999-02-05

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Taqwa post Ramadhan

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 04, 14191999-01-22

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Eid Al Fitr- 1999

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 30, 14191999-01-18

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Al Quds Day 1999

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 27, 14191999-01-15

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Taking Principled Positions

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 08, 14191998-11-27

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Allah Terrorises His Enemies

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 11, 14191998-10-02

Occasional Paper

The Prophet (saws) and Power

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 10, 14191998-10-01

This paper was first presented by Imam Muhammad al-Asi at the Kalim Siddiqui Memorial Seminar in London in October 1998. It was then published in: The Seerah: A Power Perspective by Imam Muhammad al-Asi and Zafar Bangash, The Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, Toronto, London, 2000.

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The Plague of Homosexuality

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 04, 14191998-09-25

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The Imperialist Plans for the Taliban

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 27, 14191998-09-18

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Changing the Status Quo

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 20, 14191998-09-11

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Who are the Taliban

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 13, 14191998-09-04

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Dialogue of Civilization

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 09, 14191998-07-03

Special Reports

Time to reconsider the Seerah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 07, 14191998-07-01

The phrase 'Islamic history' is a misnomer. Muslims do not really have Islamic history per se. There is history about Islam which is the product of non-Muslim, and often anti-Muslim, minds. This is true from the wars and battles of epic Islamic military encounters to the political and international relationships that extended from the dynasties of 1300 years ago to the present time.

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Israel- A Jewish Regime

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14191998-06-26

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The Power Factor

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 24, 14191998-06-19

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Consequences of Disunity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 17, 14191998-06-12

Special Reports

The Qur'an says: Zionist Israel will be shattered

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 25, 14371998-06-01

The Israeli zionists have convinced themselves that their presence in Palestine is permanent. They have even managed to deceive world public opinion into believing this myth. The brainwashing that has gone into this effort is phenomenal.

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Kalim Siddiqui: a scholar par excellence

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 04, 14181998-04-01

The scholars of Islam are that assembly of ulama who have internalized the knowledge of Islam and communicate their understanding to the public. It is not enough to know facts, nor even to verbalize them.

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Algerian Jihad

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 01, 14181998-01-29

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Imam of the Haram Anaesthetises the Muslims

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 15, 14181997-10-17

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Virtue and Responsibility

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 02, 14181997-05-09

Occasional Paper

Kalim Siddiqui: A Man of the Qur’an and the Sunnah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 21, 14171996-11-03

This paper was presented by Imam Muhammad al-Asi at the ‘Dr Kalim Siddiqui Memorial Conference' convened by the Muslim Institute for Research and Planning and the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain in London on November 3, 1996.

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The Global Holocaust of the Ummah

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 05, 14171996-10-18

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The Qur'an, the liberation of Al Quds & the Haramayn

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 19, 14171996-10-02

Everyone is familiar with this greeting. My presentation to you this evening is on Makkah and Al Madinah because the three sanctuaries in Makkah and in Al Madinah and in Jerusalem, Al Quds are under their own occupation. Therefore let us give you a sense of the Zionist presence of the Zionist Israeli power and how it works. Let us try to introduce you a little or refresh your memories concerning the real nature and the true intentions to be encountered. When we speak to Muslims and the oppressed people, they always have a soft spot in them when it comes to other people that also within them becomes the soft underlying and the enemy begins to kick us in this area of our mind. Before we begin to defend our enemy let us understand our enemy first.

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Allah Acts through the Agency of Man

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 29, 14171996-09-13

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The Prophet's (S) quest for a base Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Thani 28, 14171996-09-12

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An Ambitious Prophet even on the Run

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 17, 14171996-08-02

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Zionists Playing the Race Card in Sudan

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 10, 14171996-07-26

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Zionist-Imperialist Lackeys

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 03, 14171996-07-19

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The world of Kufr in Unison Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rabi' al-Awwal 02, 14171996-07-18

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Yahud- The Eternal Enemy

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 26, 14171996-07-12

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Lampooning the Prophet

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 26, 14171996-07-12

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The Bombing in Al Khobar

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 12, 14171996-06-28

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The poodles in Arab Capitals

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Safar 05, 14171996-06-21

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Muslims: the oppressed minority

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 20, 14171996-06-07

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Deniers of Allah's Mercy

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 06, 14171996-05-24

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The Propaganda Machine

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 29, 14161996-05-17

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Limitations of Majority Rule

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14161996-05-10

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Eid Al Adha 1996

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 14161996-04-29

LLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR These are not words of rhetoric, and these are not words of rituals. These are the words of the Muslims throughout history, and the Mujahideen in our time. ALLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR These statements can be heard in Southern Lebanon, Chechenya, Palestine, Algeria, Kashmir, Bahrain and in other parts of the Muslim World. ALLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR Muslims who bare arms also bare testimony to the veracity of this statement. Allah is greater and superior to the forces against us. ALLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR; ALLAHU AKBAR Freedom fighters dying, but they are not really dead.

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Reliance on Ahl Al Kitab/Mushrikeen

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Hijjah 08, 14161996-04-26

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Dimensions of contemporary jihad

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 18, 14161996-04-07

My presentation to you this evening concerns an area and a subject that has become a worldwide topic. The media has been playing football with the word jihad. They toss it around from one corner of the Earth to the other; they bounce it around from one Muslim community to the next and they try to make for it an explanation for their aggressive and war-like policies. The problem that we encounter as Muslims, (I don’t mean probably you and I, but in the larger context of Muslims is that many of us at times turn apologetic when it comes to the word jihad, either because we don’t understand what the word means in the Qur’an or we don’t understand what the enemies of Islam mean to us or we don’t understand both these issues; we don’t understand jihad as it was meant in the context of this world and we don’t understand what the Mushriks and the Kafirs are about in the context of this world.

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Algeria - The struggle goes on

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 17, 14161996-04-06

I know that we are here at the end of the day the time limitations have become considerations from the podium; I also realise that the subject matter Algeria- The struggle goes on is a sensitive matter as concerns the segments of Mujahideen who are involved in the struggle in Algeria and so I will try to be somewhat brief and if I am too brief we can compensate for that, (I guess), in the penal discussion or question and answers or whatever formation follows the presentations here from the podium.

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Palestine - Who is the real enemy

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 16, 14161996-04-05

At the beginning, I would like to thank you for being here this evening; I would also like to add to that my appreciation to all of the dedicated Muslims who put together this program and brought us all to this occasion and I hope that presenting you with some ideas would have proven worthwhile. The subject matter that I am, in a humble way, trying to partake in this evening has to do with a central issue, relevant to the lives of Muslims in this world, (whether they conceive of it in that way or not.) This central issue is not just central because we have political, military and other life and death developments that happen to occur on an expanding scale in the time frame that we are in, but it is central because Allah, from above seven heavens, has placed it in the Qur’an by which and through which we conform to Allah.

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The world of Kufr in Unison

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 04, 14161996-02-23

As the days and years go by, our certainty and assurance of Allah’s promise and His words increase. In the varying ayaat of the Qur’an reference is made to those who are opposed to the presence of Allah in reality- these types are to be found almost everywhere. In the verses of the Qur’an, Allah (Whose wisdom is overwhelming and Whose Will is overpowering), on several occasions highlights the confusion of those who have made their lives an arena of activity opposed to Gods presence. We were standing here 13 years ago- in those circumstances, the world was another place; there has been many changes that have occurred since that time. In that world of 13 years ago there was a superpower in what they conveniently described as a superpower world; there was a Soviet Union and a United States. In the climate of that world there were tendencies to believe that there was some type of genuine clash of ideologies and policies between one or the other.

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Al Quds Day 1996

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 26, 14161996-02-16

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The Intrinsic Meanings of Ramadhan Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 05, 14161996-01-26

Ramadhan is the month in which the Qur’an was caused to descend as a matter of guidance and as a criteria. Those of you who are present in this month should fast it, those who are ill or travelling should make up by an equivalent amount of days later on. Allah wills ease for you and does not will to burden you… (Surah Al Baqarahverse 185)

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Slave Mentality Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Sha'ban 14, 14161996-01-05

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Discriminatory Teachings in the Talmud

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 17, 14161995-11-10

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Truth- An Endangered Species

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 17, 14161995-06-16

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The Massacre in Bosnia

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Ula' 19, 14131992-11-14

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Spotlight on Saudi Arabia & Hajj Q&A

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 06, 14121992-05-09

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Spotlight on Saudi Arabia & the Hajj

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 06, 14121992-05-09

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The Hajj & the Anti-Hajj Q&A

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 05, 14121992-05-08

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The Hajj & the Anti-Hajj

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 05, 14121992-05-08

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Racism Part 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 28, 14121992-05-01

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The Danger of Disunity

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 21, 14121992-04-24

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Islam and Modernity Part 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 26, 14101990-05-21

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Hajj- A Message of Survival

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 24, 14101990-05-19

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Du’a Wahdah - Day 2

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 14, 14101990-05-09

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Du’a Wahdah - Day 1

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Shawwal 13, 14101990-05-08

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No Peace Without Justice

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Muharram 09, 14101989-08-11

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Translation of the Eid Takbirat

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 21, 14091989-06-25

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Musa and Khidr with Q&A

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14091989-06-24

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The International Hajj Seminar Q&A

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 19, 14091989-06-23

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Bani Isra'eel as Decision Makers

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14091989-06-16

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Al Quds Day 1989

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Ramadan 29, 14091989-05-05

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The Salman Rushdie Affair

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Rajab 11, 14091989-02-17

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Six Years of Jum'ah in the Street

Muhammad H. al-'Asi

Jumada' al-Akhirah 26, 14091989-02-03