Tuesday, 21 April 2009


As a kid, I was taught Islam from my partly secular parents and later went to madrasa. I was taught Islam, the basics. The fiqh, the tauheed and the basic tafseer of some surahs. Seerah was also included. I learnt this beautiful religion with the dryness of a desolate desert. How could it be possible to have deflate such a rich religion. I was taught it the way you teach children history in school.

But recently, Islam has been brought to life for me. How does Islam relate with this world?

I don't mean the modernisation of Islam, which deserves to be set aside as its own class or sect. Islam is digfnified and what Modernising Islam does is to emasculate it. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasalam said that at its inception, Islam started as a strange thing. Strange to those pagans in Arabia, and he said that one day Islam will return to that strangeness. Bushra lahum- glad tidings to the strange ones. When Muhammad sallallahu alayhum's Islam is compared to the extreme secularisation today is strange. Haven't you noticed that you can be different is all senses of the word; goth, indie, gay, pierced everywhere, dye your hair all colors of the rainbow...but to be a muslim, big problem, to wear hijab, big problem, niqab which is sunnah...BIGGER PROBLEM. So Islam is like a square peg forced into a round hole.

Muslims we have to stop assimilating, they hate it or love it. If you try adapt to their conditions: Firstly they won't respect you and secondly your Islam will weather away. Hold on to your Islam with a conviction. This is Islam and I am proud of it, every part of it. There are many controversial aspects to Islam that don't sit well with the west. And we can't appease them.

Muhammad sallallahu alayhim wasalam married Aisha and she was young, DEAL with it. He is OUR RASUL, the most respected man, for us muslims. Some Muslims even try and change the story add her age up, make weird fantasies, no she was 9. Yes Muslim men can marry 4 wives, and they will always have that right no matter how you disapprove. Our men don't look like women and our women don't look like men, the way nature meant it for us. Islam will never change, Muslims might change for you but the core Islam is like an untainted rock.

Today the muslims in the west, in my opinion are very similar to the muslims before hijrah, and the counter terrorist measures designed to single out the believers is the oppression the muslims faced in the beginning. They did one thing that we haven't: HIJRAH. How much more oppression can we stand?

Hijabis being discriminated against, men too scared to grow beards, people too scared to revert, indoctrination of our children from nursery, detention at airports, taken into custody without trial, they can take us, imprison us, send us to their torture dens, and you thought Gitmo was the only one out there! It was the only one made public!

Since the last Ottoman Empire, there has not been a Caliphate. Islam is like an ideology with no grounding. We need to be together as an Ummah, living together in this time of godlessness. If there is anyone to blame for our vulnerability, it is ourselves. We did not listen to what the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasalam said in his last sermon: I leave on you two things, to which if you hold on to them you will not go astray; the Quran and my sunnah. Having an Ameer, a main leader, a Caliph is sunnah. Without that we are like people living without any coverage from the elements and boy are these elements finishing us off.

So I was looking for a solution. Because you know the time of Dajjal to appear as a person is looming, for he has already appeared as the system. We are told to read Suratul Kahf every Jummuah as a repellant for this great fitna. But Why? Our Rasul sallallahu alayhi wasalam also stated that there will come a time when people will read Quran without internalising it, without acting on it. Today its just the pretty tajweed that we hear. Suratul Kahf has the answer to our problems.

It tells the story of the youths who ran away from their community to hide in the Cave because they believed in One God. They would have been persecuted if they had remained. So we are being told to flee. To make our hijrah. I am not an expert in Quran tafseer, or guidance because I need alot myself, but I know one who is. Imran Hosein is one of the few Islamic scholars who preaches and it goes into the heart, touches it. He relies on only the Quran and Sunnah. He has online books on the Gog and Magog (do you know who they are, do you still think they are hidden behind some wall? They broke out centuries ago) and more information on Suratul Kahf. You can check him on youtube as well. http://www.imranhosein.org/

He has taught me alot!!! He is beginning to pioneer projects for a muslim village, not many muslims would like this. There are no flashy cars, tall buildings, malls etc. Its about finding who you are as a human being. Our humanity is being sucked away by these concrete cages. Anyway you can research that yourselves: the muslim village. There are projects in Indonesia, Trinidad, South Africa where muslims can move in establish Islam with one Ameer and our own means of trade (without the rip off of paper money), sustenance farming and operqating our own sharia. May Allah bless this project and allow Muslims to establish our religion as a complete way of life and away from the kufr we currently live in. Ameen.

We are all humans and one thing I know is that human beings ABHOR I mean totally hate change. We are creatures of habit. I for one see it as a great challenge to move for the cause of Allah (hijrah).

You might ask : Why move? You can still be great muslims wherever you are, right? and many will click their way so far away from this blog and erase any memory of that scary word hijrah. Don't fret if you put all your trust in Allah. I know I know its haaard but isn't the road to Jannah hard, it ain't easy folks.

These are a couple of ayats and hadiths that ALOT of you in the West will hate to read. I'm just pointing them out and then figure out what I'll do about my own personal situation.

Surat an-Nisa:
Verily! As for those whom the Angels have taken (in death) while they are wronging themselves (as they stayed among the disbelievers even though emigration was obligatory to them), they (angels) asked them, "In what condition were you?". They replied, "We were weak and oppressed on earth". The Angels asked, "Was not the earth of Allah spacious enough for you to migrate therein?" Such men will find their abode in Hell - what an evil destination! Except the weak ones among men, women and children who were unable to devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “I am not responsible for any Muslim who stays among polytheists. They asked: 'Why, Apostle of Allah? He said: ‘Their fires should not be visible to one another.’, and he (peace be upon him) said, “Who joins the polytheists and lives with them then he is like them” and he (peace be upon him) said: “Migration will not end until repentance ends, and repentance will not end until the sun rises in the west.”

0 you who believe! Do not take the Jews and the Christians as protectors, they are protectors of one another, whoever takes them as protectors is one of them

Then, in the words of the Prophet (peace be upon him): "Whoever joins the,disbelievers and lives amongst them is one of them'

Say, 'If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your kinsmen, the wealth which you have acquired, the commerce in which you fear a decline, or the houses you love - if these are dearer to you than Allah and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His cause, then wait until Allah brings about His Decision (Torment). Allah does not guide those who are AI-Faasiqun
They will not stop fighting you until they turn you away from your religion, if they are able

and He says about the people of the Cave:

For if they come to know of you, they will stone you or turn you back to their religion, then you will never prosper

The Hijrah is a vitally important aspect of Islam; it is at once the guiding principle of alliance and dissociation and the supreme example of it. The Muslims could never have abandoned their homes and families, exposing themselves to the pain of separation and the hardship of migration if it had not been indispensable to the practice of their religion and the assertion of Islam in the land. Allah promised these emigrants a great reward in this world and the next, saying:
Those who left their homes for the sake of Allah after having suffered persecution shall be settled in comfort in this world but in the next is the greater reward if they but knew. Those who were steadfast and who upon their Lord totally depend.

Hijrah has a comprehensive meaning as understood in Islam. It is not simply just the act of moving from one place to another; from a non-Muslim country to a Muslim country. Ibn al-Qayyim explains that it is, in fact, an emigration of the body and the spirit. A physical movement from one place to another and a spiritual migration to Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him). It is this second migration which constitutes the real migration, as the body simply follows the soul. Thus, the meaning of moving from one thing to something else is that the heart moves from the love of something other than Allah to love of Allah; from servitude of something or other to the service and worship of Allah; from fear of something or other to hope in and reliance upon Allah. It is Allah Who is the object of one's hope and fear; prayers are addressed to Him; and He is the One before Whom one feels humility and awe. This is the meaning of flight which Allah mentions in the command: (So flee to Allah).

Because of the significance of the Hijrah, especially in the early days of Islam, Allah swt severed the ties of mutual support between the Muslims who migrated to Madinah and those who chose to remain in Makkah, saying:

Indeed those who believe and who migrated and who struggle in the Path of Allah with their wealth and their lives, and those who gave them shelter and who gave them help, these are allies of one another. But those who believe yet did not migrate have no part in this alliance until they too migrate. If they seek your assistance in faith you must help them except against a people with whom you have a treaty. Allah is well aware of what you do.

Migration from the lands of disbelievers to the lands of Muslims was mandatory in the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and it is still obligatory till the Day of Judgement. The obligation which the Prophet (peace be upon him) lifted after the conquest of Makkah was that of taking up residence near him. Whoever accepts Islam while living among those who are at war with Muslims must leave to make his home among the Muslims.

This is supported by the Hadith of Mujaashi' Ibn Mas'ud who said: "I took my brother to the Prophet after the Conquest of Makkah, and said, "0 Allah's Apostle! I have come to you with my brother so that you may take a pledge of allegiance from him for migration." The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "The people of migration (i.e. those who migrated to Madinah before the Conquest) enjoyed the privileges of migration (i.e. there is no need for migration anymore)." I said to the Prophet (peace be upon him), "For what will you take his pledge of allegiance?" The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "I will take his pledge of allegiance for Islam, Belief, and for Jihad”

There was no need for migration from Makkah to Madinah because the Muslims had now conquered both. So no point in moving from a muslim area to another. Only when in the country of disbelievers engaging in kufr, shirk and attacking us muslims do we need to act.
For a better explanation for the verdict of Hijrah and the ruling on it and when we should leave is at:

I am currently coming to terms with my own situation because I don't know if you guys feel it or anything, something is going to happen. The New World Order is too close for comfort, here in UK, the Police are really clamping it down on common people, I can't bear the waiting whilst the next false flag attempt to be blamed again on muslims resulting in more Islamophobia and probably the invasion of Iran. This is not the kind of place where I feel my Iman will prosper and grow, InshAllah may Allah give our hearts peace and tranquility in these trying times and May Allah Ta'alah show mercy on us because surely we have gone astray.

Many of you may not interpret things the same way but peace and blessings to you, and may we all die in the state of pleasing Allah Subhanna wa ta'allah.



Anonymous said...

It is not Islam that needs to modernise but Muslims themselves. Many of us are illiterate, contribute nothing to the advancement of the world, add no moralistic view to the world but actually we are advanced in torture and abuse of human rights. There is no land of the beleivers or disbeleivers, when Europe took thousands of Somali refugees and granted them equal rights to that of their citizens, i cant label it as a land of disbeleivers. The world is not that simple.

miseducation of the cushitic girl said...

Jazakillah for the comment.

You're right about the education of muslims being a factor. But education is not modernising. The Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam always emphasised that muslims educating themselves is their duty. You could say the same about the West, they are much more advanced than us in torture and abuse of human rights. Guantanamo, abu ghraib, afghanistan, iraq, pakistan and the list can go on forever. The difference is that they justify it through the media for the public to swallow. Muslims are not 100% innocent from torture abuses and human right abuses, i agree but that is unislamic.

One does not condemn Christianity for slavery, genocide of Native Americans, Aborigines, and now the torture of Muslims. We don't condemn it because we condemn the criminals who did it.So Islam should not be condemned for acts of Muslims. More than 1.4 billion muslims and you can see the criminals are minority.

I also agree that there is no land of the believers per se, just as in the times of the Prophet in Madinah, it was as multicultural and diverse as you could get. However, sadly you cannot find a country on God's beautiful earth where Islam is a legislation. That died in the 1920s.

But I was pointing out that we as muslims should leave Darb-ul-Harm (a country. e.g UK where I stay, which wages war abroad and indirectly domestically on the muslims.) That is a land governed by the law of the disbelievers who are hostile and make war on muslims even though there are muslims in that land. There were muslims in makkah who stayed after the Prophet sallalahu alayhi wasalam fled from the opression. I addressed that already the verse that refers to them.

We should make hijrah to lands where one can practice Islam without being branded terrorist, were one can wake up to the Adhaan. The policies in UK for example are making life harder and harder for a practicing muslim.

As for the Somalis, many are moving back, making their own hijrah from Uk to Mombasa and Yemen. Life is difficult and it takes alot of sacrifice to make hijrah. I am dealing with those difficulties myself so I do know the world is not that simple.


Amina said...

Something that needs to be said about torture: taken from Les Visible:

Here’s the real deal, people; 9/11 was accomplished by a joint operation which included the CIA, the Israeli Mossad and other individuals from various intelligence services, corporations and sundry. For anyone who actually takes the trouble to study what preceded the event; what happened on that day and what has followed since, the facts and circumstantial evidence are irrefutable. And… here’s the point about torture. Here’s what makes the torture under discussion an even more hideous crime than it would have been in any case. The people being tortured had NOTHING TO DO WITH 9/11. In many cases, the people being tortured were just rounded up by warlords and sold for the money that was offered. In many cases, the people being tortured were people who objected to the presence of foreign invaders who made war on their country based on false intel dummied up by the same people who did 9/11.

Here’s an even more dreadful irony. The people who ordered the torture are the only people that had the information which they were allegedly seeking to extract from the people under torture. They were torturing people for information they could not possibly possess while already possessing the information because… they were the ones who did the deed in the first place. It gets worse. This whole rats nest was fabricated in order to provide justification for mass murder in Lebanon; genocide in Palestine, resource theft in Iraq and drug dealing out of Afghanistan. That’s how it is. You don’t like it? That’s how it is.

This is what’s wrong with the torture issue so let’s not hear any more about the usual arguments from people who have no right to call themselves human beings.

Your Howdy Doody president wants us all to move on because he knows damn well what happened and if he doesn’t then he’s even stupider that GWB because… he knew what happened. How cold and evil do you have to be to walk through your days believing the same convenient lies? How do you do it? How do you ignore what is happening in Palestine today? How can you rationalize women and children being bulldozed out of their homes; used for target practice, assaulted with banned weapons, locked in a ghetto where food and medical supplies are not allowed entry? What makes it possible for gunboats to fire on innocent fishermen and no one says anything? Goddamn your eyes... you evil swine who do this; who tolerate it, who justify it, who ignore it, who laugh about it. Your day is going to come. Your day is going to come.

miseducation of the cushitic girl said...

Jazakillah for the comment,

Les points out the muslims are the victims of torture. The Palestinian situation is appalling.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you on some points. But I dont see the war on Iraq as waging war on Muslims, its more complex than that. It is the government that went to war and majority of the people did not support, hence the massive protests each year. There are no jobs available for Somalis in Yemen and Mombasa, they might buy homes there but the welfare system in the UK is still their lifeline. Also the ones that go back are the ones with British passports who have the privilege to go back if things dont work out (they do majority of the time).

The Somalis refugees are dying to get out of Yemen as they have no rights there, Saudi Arabia is the same. Dont get me started on Kenya, you cant get anything done there without corruption.

Yes there are problems in the UK, but its democracy allows you to fight for your rights. We have rights to practice our deen, pray at your workplace, multicultarism allows you hold on and enrich your culture, rights against racism. There is no one single Muslim country that i can point out to which grants its citizens full participation in society and rights.

Before we get to critical of the UK, lets widen our definition of what is Islamic and include in there many rights you enjoy that you might not reflect on but they are Islamic. The West does not torture its citizens unlike Muslim countries. Salams.

miseducation of the cushitic girl said...

Ok, I agree with you completely about the complexities.

Yes they're buying houses, but working here...
I guess it's all about what you're willing to sacrifice. Alot of us are not satisfied with just money, people want to accumulate and accumulate. For example, the Muslim village projects I mentioned don't deal with money, it's a community of muslim farmers, one leader and practicing Islam. The biggest thing that people, myself included find it hard to let go of is money.
Yes it makes the world go round and all that but honestly: if you had a chance to disconnect with everything and go back to nature, forgetting the dunya, because we're here for a short time anyway.
I see the problem as people are trapped in this chase for money, chasing and chasing the money.
Yes those on benefits are being helped but the biggest fear for many people is being poor.
I don't know if you understand what I'm saying...

I know, they depend so much on the welfare system, but it's an unhealthy dependancy for those who don't really need it for medical or job issues. As long as we are here were in a never ending cycle. You can tell a country by the kinds of children being brought up. And they're deciding to teach children about homosexuality in schools. I don't know about your faith or how much you want to strive to be a good muslim, but this country, in my opinion is not exactly nurturing the Iman. If it helps you, Inshallah all the best.

As for those governments, it is them who make the rules and decide to attack countries. Yes many in the public can make noise but do the elite listen? Did they listen to the protests. You just have to see the g20 and see how they feel about your protests.

Ok,if you don't think Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan was waging war on Muslims, then fine. But agree that it is a factor. The media always portrays this clash of civilisations, as if different civilisations have never lived on God's great earth together. When before the UN, and all other interfering mechanisms were put in place, when has a country ever decided that they need to walk into another country waging war, to make a democracy.
Apart from raping the countries off of their dignity, resources,human life, you must notice the strategic factor. If you look into the Old Testament, it speaks of Israel as going from the Nile to the Euphrates and you can see all those countries are going to ba attacked one by one.
There is the religious factor there.It's the Crusades, continued but now they have a new name, zionists.
It is a religious thing because you can see the Jews in Obama's Cabinet, the Jewish lobby, the board of the Federal Reserve, USA is basically Jewish ruled.

The rights thing is hypocricy. I'm telling you, things are getting worse for the muslims and it will get worse. This sort of oppression doesn't happen in Christian African countries, and I'm from Kenya (a sujui somali) but you'll be forced to be corrupt if you're on the wrong side of the law. Why would you have to bribe unless you're in the wrong?

Right to free and fair trial- One can be held and imprisoned for being a suspect.

Right to privacy-don't need to explain that

Rights against torture-UK officials worked in Guantanamo, USA tortures terror suspects on British terrotory, It's not hard to see that they are together on every gory thing they do

Rights against discrimination - there's alot of this in the UK, lots of Islamophobia but I guess people are not at fault because they are being bombardeed with terror scares

My opinion about the hypocrisy of this so called democracy is that it is only when it suits them.
I agree that you can call the govt. out most times and that is lacking. But is it really democracy when one class rules? Look at your polititians, same faces, school mates, the judges, the common people have no place in leadership as MPs and Ministers.

By the way when you refer to muslim countries, please bear in mind that if muslims elect democratically, the West can still label it undemocratic, ie Hamas. This world is in such a state that a country can only have a ruler if the West is happy with it. Do you think that they would accept a Muslim country that practices proper sharia and the Islamic form of democracy (allegiance)? Please read on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and you can see that their aim was to break it down.
Islam is a threat to them, economically, because they cannot control a country that does not deal in interest and debt.Thus they cannot enslave a country.
The Muslim countries are in so much disarray because they have not been left alone! They do not practice proper sharia, in saudi it is sharia for the poor only,and all other muslim countries have 'conformed' at least by secularising the law, thus they are not Muslim by their criminal justice system per se.

What torture do you mean?

If they were following sharia, there is no torture.

Peace and Blessings

miseducation of the cushitic girl said...

The West is planning to launch an attack on Islam on an even bigger scale than it had done so far. Watch this video:


A Muslim village is going to have to become a MUST if we want to keep our Eamaan and die as Muslims!!

this is not the best place to live even on benefits and lovely democracy if the leaders think like this.

Anonymous said...

Many Muslims tend to blame everyone except themselves. If Muslims parents are concerned about homosexuality in schools, then they should be active about it. I dont see Muslims utilising the media, speaking to local authorities, protesting. We tend to sit around and blame while the LGBT community have been active to promote homosexuality. The only resistance is coming from the Christians.

Maybe as a Somali suju you lived a sheltered or isolated from others, or maybe you left the country young, but the truth is corruption is common and Somalis who are without citizenship get exploited to the max. Read HRW reports on Kenya regarding Somali treatments. The point i am trying to make is regardless of which country you live in, if you dont have citizenship you will get exploited, just like in the UK illiegal immigrants get exploited eg, being paid less than minimum wage.

The problem in Muslim countries is not about implementing shariah law properly, but they need transparent systems, checks and balances, a culture of accountability. Power rests in one man's hands and this culture permeats throughout all sectors of society where no one is held accountable. If the foundation that a society rests on is incorrect (monarchies, dictators), it does not matter whether the label is shariah or secular, it will simply not function.

Of course no one wants to be poor and there is nothing wrong with that. You need money to survive at the end of the day and we cant let go of that. I dont see it as love of the dunya or being materialistic, but reality of life. Peace sister.

miseducation of the cushitic girl said...

I actually agree 100%. The article was on hijrah. In the end Allah knows what's in our hearts, the good intentions and the one's who are unfortunate and impoverished, may Allah help them, this was not directed to them, Hijrah is for those who CAN.

Thank you for pointing that out.