With thanks to Weasel Zippers:
* The best sources of information are, as always, the Islamic websites. In the past we’ve had many a good laugh about the absurdities and the bizarre rulings of these very unholy men and the stupidity of those who make these inquiries. But there is also a very serious aspect here that once again shows clearly the connection between the mosque and the potential suicide bombers.
Is it better to do a voluntary Hajj or to donate to the mujaahideen who are fighting for the sake of Allaah?
I have done the obligatory Hajj, praise be to Allaah, and I have done ‘umrah. Is it better for me to travel for ‘umrah, or to give this money in charity to the mujaahideen who are fighting for the sake of Allaah?
Praise be to Allaah.
Both travelling for ‘umrah and spending for the sake of Allaah are good deeds, but the benefit of ‘umrah is limited to the one who does it, whereas the benefit of spending on jihad is more far-reaching, so spending on that is more appropriate and takes precedence.
And Allaah is the Source of strength. May Allaah send blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions. End quote.
Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Razzaaq ‘Afeefi, Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan.
Remember, to do Hajj is supposed to be the single most religious obligation upon a Muslim.
And yet the Standing Committee for Academic Research and Issuing Fatwas declare giving money to Islamic jihadists is an even more sacred duty.
But they aren’t promoting terrorism.
Not at all.
Saudi Arabia is expecting more than two million visitors this month for the annual Hajj, a momentous event in the Muslim calendar.
* Obviously they haven’t heard that jihad is much more important…
The four-day pilgrimage brings together Muslim worshippers from all corners of the globe to take part in an event that every able Muslim must carry out at least once in his or her lifetime.
As in previous years, there will be pilgrims from a most unlikely destination: some 4,500 Muslims have departed for Mecca from their homes in Israel, a Jewish country with no diplomatic ties with Saudi Arabia.
The spiritual weight of the Hajj is enough to overcome the political complications involved in a delegation of Israelis traveling to enemy soil.
* Give Muslims a chance, and they’ll vote for Islamic oppression everytime.
ANKARA – Thousands of Turks protested on Sunday against a new law opponents say will undermine judicial independence and demanded respect for secularist values in a new constitution being prepared by the Islamist-rooted ruling party.
Lawyers and judges led the demonstration to protest against the law, which changes the appointment process for judges and prosecutors.
The law introduces a justice ministry interview into the selection process. Critics say that opens the way for political interference.
Opponents have also criticised President Abdullah Gul, a former member of the ruling AK Party whose role is to review legislation, for approving the law in just a few days. Gul’s office said a review of the law had started before the draft went to parliament.
‘They do not know the importance of judicial independence … but we will explain it to them, we will teach them,’ Turkish Bar Association Chairman Ozdemir Ozok shouted to the crowd in Ankara.
The judiciary is traditionally a bastion of secularism and the march turned into a pro-secularist rally.
It was reminiscent of massive protests earlier this year at which demonstrators accused the AK Party, whose roots are in political Islam, of undermining Muslim Turkey’s official secular order.
‘Turkey is secular and will remain secular!’ protesters shouted, waving Turkish flags and pictures of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the modern secular republic.
No official figures were available, but television footage showed around 5,000-10,000 people at the march, held amid tight security.
The AK Party is preparing a new constitution, to replace a text drafted after a 1980 military coup, and secularists fear the new text will blur the strict separation of religion and state.
The party signalled last week it planned to ease a ban on the use of Muslim headscarves at universities in the new charter, something the secularist establishment fiercely opposes.
* It is a shame to cry for democracy in order to allow for the practice of a religion that is, in itself a dictatorship… This paradox is appaling, hence the statement of the PM Erdogan: “…democracy is a bus, we can get off anytime we want.”