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Thursday, 05 Rajab 1434H /16 May 2013

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HOMOSEXUALITY IS HARAAM AND OTHER UNAPOLOGETIC STANCES

An eight-minute clip of Professor Tim Winter, better known as Abdal Hakim Murad, a Cambridge lecturer and a Director of Studies at Wolfson College, went viral last week wherein he referred to homosexuality as an “inexplicable aberration”. It was taken from a video at a rihla he held seventeen years ago. Rated number 50 on the Muslim 500 list of the most influential Muslims in the world, he discussed at length the Sharia's 'emphatic, unqualified condemnation and prohibition of all forms of homosexual behaviour'. What followed were calls from LGBT students, and political pundits for the dismissal of Sheikh Abdul-Hakim Murad from his occupation teaching Islamic Studies at Cambridge University (a post he started 16 years ago).

In a statement issued by the Sheikh on 05 May 2013, he withdrew his comments in the video clip and apologised for his angry demeanor in the said video.

The Sheikh also drew attention to the widespread political posturing against Islam’s ‘homophobia’:

“Much of Europe is rushing to embrace a new far-right Islamophobia in which the ‘alternative sexualities’ issue is used as a tool to demonise us. The liberal elites have said nothing about this. Instead of worrying about the far-right millions who want to deport us, they hyperventilate when a Muslim peacefully states his opposition to a particular sexual practice, without calling for any kind of persecution.”

The above incident gives rise to related issues: read more

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SUNNAH
Jabir ibn Samurah radiyallahu anhu says, “I attended the assemblies of Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam more than a hundred times, wherein the Sahaabah radiyallahu anhum recited poetry and related stories of the Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic era). Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam silently listened to them (and did not forbid them). At times he smiled with them.” [TIRMIZI]

Commentary: If a humorous incident was mentioned then Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam also smiled, from which we find that the silence was not due to displeasure, but because of ‘Baatini Tawajjuh’ (internal spiritual attention). Sayyidina Zaid ibn Thaabit radiyallahu anhu, a scribe of the Wahi (revelation) says, “I was a neighbour of Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. When the Wahi was revealed, he sent for me to write it down. When we discussed the world, Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam also discussed the world. When we discussed the hereafter, Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam also discussed the hereafter. When we talked about food, he also talked about it.” Whatever subject the Sahaabah discussed, Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam because of his kindness and tenderness towards people, joined them and showed his affections to them. In all his assemblies Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam did not only speak of religion, but spoke of other matters too. Discussing different topics was a means of increasing the love for Sayyidina Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. It only one subject is discussed all the time, then many a time one becomes frustrated, especially for a stranger, who mostly comes for one’s material needs. These discussions were a means to make strangers feel at ease.

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As at (15/05/2013)

NEWS

* KZN farm murder suspect held - Police have arrested a man for the murder of farmer Peter Hackland, 61, in Carisbrook, Ixopo, on 7 May 2013.

* Cwele: I didn’t stop Gupta probe - State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele has denied that he stopped a probe into the Gupta family’s alleged undue influence on government officials.

* Lonmin concerned about worker safety - The safety of people in Marikana is a priority, Lonmin platinum mine said on Tuesday night.

* Hagel announces furloughs for US military workforce amid budget cuts - According to the cost-cutting plans, US military’s civilian workforce will be forced to take 11 off days from work starting July 8 through next September, which is half of the 22 so-called furlough days originally planned by the Pentagon.

* Taiwan recalls Philippine envoy over shooting - Taiwan has recalled its ambassador to the Philippines and announced it has frozen the hiring of Philippine workers to protest against the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman, rejecting an apology over the incident as inadequate.

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RECIPE
CHICKEN STRIPS IN MUSHROOM AND PEPPER SAUCE

350g chicken breasts cut into strips
1 onion halved and sliced
1 small green pepper thinly sliced
a punnet mushrooms sliced
2 tablespoons oil
125ml milk or cream
1 tsp maizena to thicken
salt & pepper to taste
some garlic to taste
lemon juice

METHOD:

1. Fry onions in oil until glassy,
2. Add green peppers, garlic, mushrooms and cook for 8 minutes and season.
3. Add cream or milk and maizena mix well.
4. Turn heat on low and add chicken, cook until done.
5. Serve with rice.

WEBLINKS
THE SMILE

HOW TO GET ATTENTION JOKE

One of the highlights of the freshman biology class at University was the monthly feeding of a caged rattlesnake kept in the laboratory. One time, the entire class gathered around the cage and, in complete silence, watched as the feeding took place.

"I'm jealous of the snake," the instructor said. "I never get the class's undivided attention like this."

A student answered matter-of-factly, "You would if you could swallow a mouse."

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