From: Tarek B. Chamkhi (Political scientist, Journalist and Media professional)
Thousands attended the rally in Perth on Saturday 16th September in support of the Rohingya people. Families from across Perth, both Muslim and non Muslim, were well represented with a number of community elders visible in the crowd. The peaceful demonstration hosted speakers from the Rohingya community as well as representatives from Christian, Jewish and Muslim organisations. In addition, human rights organisations spoke of the plight of the Rohingya who have had to flee their homes in an attempt to escape the genocide. The Greens called for the Government to take in some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, in addition to the funding that has been provided for assistance on the ground. The crowd gathered close around the speakers, listening intently and responding enthusiastically to the speeches. Congratulations and thanks are due to the organisers for putting together such a successful gathering at short notice and offering an opportunity for inclusive dialogue on this unfolding human rights crisis.
Alhamdillah, iCAN Perth chapter conducted the second session of the workshop, "Building Resilience: The Art of Bouncing Back" today. The session was attended by 12 participants who found it to be very useful in terms of its application and practicality. The next session will inshaAllah be conducted on Friday next week.
Jabir reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أُقَاتِلَ النَّاسَ حَتَّى يَقُولُوا لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ فَإِذَا قَالُوا لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ عَصَمُوا مِنِّي دِمَاءَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُمْ إِلَّا بِحَقِّهَا وَحِسَابُهُمْ عَلَى اللَّهِ
I have been commanded to fight the people [those who wage war on Islam] until they say there is no God but Allah. So when they say there is no God but Allah then they will be granted protection from me for their lives and property, except by right of justice, and their reckoning is with Allah.
Then the Prophet recited the verse:
إِنَّمَا أَنْتَ مُذَكِّرٌ لَسْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ بِمُصَيْطِرٍ
Verily, you are only a reminder. You are not over them as a dictator. (88:22)
Source: Sahih Muslim 21, Grade: Sahih
Ibn Taymiyah comments on this tradition, saying:
مُرَادُهُ قِتَالُ الْمُحَارِبِينَ الَّذِينَ أَذِنَ اللَّهُ فِي قِتَالِهِمْ لَمْ يُرِدْ قِتَالَ الْمُعَاهَدِينَ الَّذِينَ أَمَرَ اللَّهُ بِوَفَاءِ عَهْدِهِمْ
The meaning of this tradition is to fight those who are waging war whom Allah has called us to fight, and it does not mean to fight those who have made peace with whom Allah has commanded us to fulfil their peace.
Source: Majmu’ Al-Fatawa 19/20
Ibn Rajab comments on this tradition, saying:
وَالْمَعْنَى إِنَّمَا عَلَيْكَ تَذْكِيرُهُمْ بِاللَّهِ وَدَعْوَتُهُمْ إِلَيْهِ وَلَسْتَ مُسَلَّطًا عَلَى إِدْخَالِ الْإِيمَانِ فِي قُلُوبِهِمْ قَهْرًا وَلَا مُكَلَّفًا بِذَلِكَ
The meaning is that your duty is only to remind them about Allah and to preach to them. You do not have authority to enter faith into their hearts by force and you are not responsible for that.
Source: Jami’ Ulum wal-Hikam 8
YMNA Rootyhill is commencing BOYS tarbiyyah classes on the fortnightly basis. The purpose of this effort is to provide our Youth (our next generation) an opportunity to learn Islam and its basic concepts in an interactive environment. The other main objective is to build leadership qualities in our coming generation so that they become exemplary Australian Muslims and succeed in this life and the hereafter. InshaAllah.
For registrations, contact the organisers through the contact numbers provided below.
Tameem Ad-Dari reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
إِنَّ الدِّينَ النَّصِيحَةُ
Verily, the religion is sincerity.
We said, “To whom?” The Prophet said:
لِلَّهِ وَكِتَابِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَأَئِمَّةِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ وَأَئِمَّةِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ
To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, the leaders of the Muslims, and their common people.
Source: Sahih Muslim 55, Grade: Sahih
An-Nu’man ibn Basheer R.A. reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
الْحَلَالُ بَيِّنٌ وَالْحَرَامُ بَيِّنٌ وَبَيْنَهُمَا مُشَبَّهَاتٌ لَا يَعْلَمُهَا كَثِيرٌ مِنْ النَّاسِ فَمَنْ اتَّقَى الْمُشَبَّهَاتِ اسْتَبْرَأَ لِدِينِهِ وَعِرْضِهِ وَمَنْ وَقَعَ فِي الشُّبُهَاتِ كَرَاعٍ يَرْعَى حَوْلَ الْحِمَى يُوشِكُ أَنْ يُوَاقِعَهُ أَلَا وَإِنَّ لِكُلِّ مَلِكٍ حِمًى أَلَا إِنَّ حِمَى اللَّهِ فِي أَرْضِهِ مَحَارِمُهُ أَلَا وَإِنَّ فِي الْجَسَدِ مُضْغَةً إِذَا صَلَحَتْ صَلَحَ الْجَسَدُ كُلُّهُ وَإِذَا فَسَدَتْ فَسَدَ الْجَسَدُ كُلُّهُ أَلَا وَهِيَ الْقَلْبُ
Verily, the lawful is clear and the unlawful is clear, and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which many people do not know. Thus, he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, and he who falls into doubtful matters will fall into the unlawful as the shepherd who pastures near a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Verily, every king has a sanctum and the sanctum of Allah is his prohibitions. Verily, in the body there is a piece of flesh which if upright then the entire body is upright, and if corrupt then the entire body is corrupt. No doubt it is the heart.
Source: Sahih Bukhari 52, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi
In another narration, the Prophet said:
Aisha R.A. reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said:
مَنْ أَحْدَثَ فِي أَمْرِنَا هَذَا مَا لَيْسَ فِيهِ فَهُوَ رَدٌّ
Whoever innovates something into this matter of ours which does not belong to it will have it rejected.
Source: Sahih Bukhari 2550, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi
In another narration, the Prophet said:
مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلًا لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُنَا فَهُوَ رَدٌّ
Whoever performs a deed that is not in accordance with our matter will have it rejected.
Source: Sahih Muslim 1718, Grade: Sahih