#LetsTalkAboutSovereignty Today, with all the ruling political systems and policies instituted, public discourse on the concept of ‘sovereignty’ seemed to have diminished in rigour. Who is the World's Ultimate Sovereign? Is this something that should matter only to the Muslim Daies and Muslim Leaders?
Today is a world so bereft of inspiring leaders that when one appeared - even for a short spell - it felt so divine like the cool and soothing drizzle after a long drought.
So, what are your resolutions and goals for 2020?
As always The Almighty whose predominant signature brand is al-Rahman al-Rahim knew this particular existential need of mankind. Just as He knew this species needs physical food for its physical wellbeing, He knew that it too needs sentient food for its sentient wellbeing.
He doesn’t preach but without making much fuss he does his own amar makruf as a Muslim. Through his music, he acknowledges his listeners’ anguish and despair, their yearning for understanding, inclusion, legitimacy and consolation. You know, all those things we humans have got to grapple with from cradle to grave. So, what’s wrong with that?
Why Bismillahirahmanirrahim? Because Compassion, Beneficence, Graciousness and Mercifulness are the ruling attributes, qualities and values of how the Almighty wants mankind to live by in this worldly life.
Are you still in the mood of the festive season? Whether you are fond of oranges or not, you may want to ‘peel the skin’ of what Fiqh al-Ta’ayush is all about.
“While these events have been on the agenda even in the Western media and states for months and weeks, where are the Muslim countries and their media?” — Mesut Özil
Before this, we think that being a Daie is all about spirituality and ar-Rasul is all about miracles and superlatives.
“I’m a Daie, so what I know, hear and say must be the truth.” Well, think again.
In case we didn’t realise it, the ordain of Qurban is also for the same goal of Taqwa!
Al-Adha is all about the beautiful stories of sacrifice. We sacrifice what we love in exchange for what is greater, nobler and most righteous in the sight of Allah. So,…