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  1. You're missing the point entirely. The point is that the Islamic countries, despite enduring occupation and colonialism for decades are still more peaceful (according to opinion polls, which I don't think we should take that seriously to begin with) than many prominent Western countries when polls asking the same questions to people from both parts of the world are asked. In other words, one of the main weapons that Islam-haters use to demonize Islam and Muslims turns out to work against them.
  2. Spread by the Sword?

    Brother this is not accurate. Islam is the fastest growing religion by birth for which there is an abundance of evidence because virtually every country keeps records of its birth rates and a rough estimate of its religious demographics which are mostly accurate. This is something for which the empirical evidence is overwhelming. Just look at the rise in population in Muslim majority countries over the last 50 years, it's unbelievable. Islam is definitely growing, alhamdulillah. The problem for the next generations will be defending it from the religion of secular humanism, which has in fact gripped the minds of Muslims to varying degrees and turned their mental conception of the world into one of kufr. The problem is that the ulema of the 60's recognized the kufr of communism because it declared open atheism, and they militantly opposed it. Although they recognize the philosophical problems of "the West" generally, there really has not been this militant and overt opposition to SECULAR HUMANISM which IS the religion of the modern world. The failure to name the phenomenon is, I think, in part why there has been such a lax response to what is easily a far bigger than anything else facing the ummah today. And it is coming in through soft power (cinema, news, etc.)
  3. Did the Sahaba become Kafir?

    Also brother what about the womenfolk? Like Um Salamah. Or the Banu Hashim in general.
  4. Shaheed Mutahhari's Divine Justice. That is all.
  5. Did the Sahaba become Kafir?

    Brother are there any ahaadith specifying the position of Malik ibn al-Nuwayrah? He died (according to my understanding, I may be mistaken) for not only refusing to give the zakaat, but for his loyalty to Imam Ali (as). Is his status like the three, or the seven, or below that? It seems odd to me that he would not be considered among the elite considering he gave blood; during the very early period where confusion was widespread among the people he had baseerah.
  6. Someone please do it! May Allah reward you 10000x
  7. Brother compassion must be coupled with firmness against the kuffar. Let's discuss our ideas instead of name calling. Peace my dear brother.
  8. Asslaamu alaykum brother, Solution is for us to get into the alternative media and promote our worldview and way of life. I wrote about this in my article Why We Don't Need More Muslims in "the Media". This means arguing and fighting against: Atheism Secularism Free Market Capitalism Feminism Marxism Modernism Post-Modernism Rationalism Skepticism Anti-Family values etc. It also means promoting goodness, faith, the fitra, tradition, family, etc. We most importantly need to promote spirituality and a connection with Allah which is the solution to all personal problems and the path to happiness. People are not happy in the modern world. We need an online presence. We need to promote our own worldview. This is at least part of the solution. The main solution is to act on the Quran and hang fast to the Wilayah of the Twelfth Imam and leave our affairs to Allah.
  9. There are streams within the Alt-Right that are pro-tradition. Google neo-reactionary and dark enlightenment, and look at this article as well: http://www.rooshv.com/what-is-neomasculinity Although there are elements of post-truth in both streams, I would say overall the Alt-Right has strong modernist elements (meaning they believe in truth in the Enlightenment sense) whereas most of the progressive left is overwhelmingly post-Truth and is about "constructing narratives" (or deconstructing as is usually the case.) I think the main problem is that we don't have a single pop-Muslim figure who is not afraid to be politically incorrect. Hamza Yusuf is kinda getting there but he doesn't seem like a particularly confrontational person and something tells me he's not fully aware of what's going on. Good article, overall I agree with Qa'im's analysis.
  10. Salaamu alaykum everyone, Please check out this new series that absolutely destroys all these anti-Islam YouTube atheists who think true Muslims are ISIS terrorists. If you like the video, please upvote it on YouTube + share on social media because the atheists are rushing to downvote them without watching them because they know they are getting exposed. Please also share your thoughts below in the thread:
  11. Salaamu alaykum everyone, Thanks for all your support so far. My last major post (The Aql is Not Reason - It's Consciousness) had a reception beyond my expectations, and received over 200 shares alhamdulillah. Continuing with this series is my next post. There's been a gap since the post on the Aql, but inshaAllah I'll be producing the next posts in the series in rapid succession. After this series, if I have the tawfeeq I will move on to the proof(s) for the existence of God inshaAllah. I always appreciate any likes/shares and/or comments, jazakumullah khayr. http://themuslimtheist.com/you-are-not-your-rational-mind/
  12. Salaamu alaykum everyone, This is the start of a series in which I am trying to distill the most important spiritual truths which I have realized in studying and participating in this deen. It is extremely relevant to Shiachatters especially as unfortunately many in this community have taken the deen to be a series of propositions which one assents to with the mind instead of a series of realities that have been integrated into the soul through the heart. What I have shared here has really changed my life. http://themuslimtheist.com/the-aql-is-not-reason-its-consciousness/
  13. Was Muawia' a Muslim?

    If your heart, soul and mind were in unison you'd be a Muslim. Nah just kidding, lol inshaAllah I'd like to hear it
  14. "Media company" sounds too intimidating. The point that I was making in the post is that YOU can make a change. We need more bloggers and once we have a community, a "media company" (which nowadays are just giant blogs with hired staff) will emerge organically. I've seen this trend in most of the spheres I've studied, including Muslim Matters, which started out as a hub for already existing bloggers. Also, my point is that we SHOULDN'T be focusing on trying to improve the image of Islam. We should be focused on delivering the message of Islam, not placating to kuffar and trying to show them how "cool" and "hip" we are with our liberal beliefs.
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