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TheForeword

Is everyone seriously and earnestly looking for the truth?

A podcast based on this article: https://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2009/06/epistemology-and-nature-of-reality.html

Recommended further reading:
The Scientific Method for Researching Truth: https://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2018/07/the-scientific-method-for-researching.html

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By Imam Muhammad Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti, may Allah have mercy on him

Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXsSWxX1kyo

Imam ash-Shafi'i, may Allah be pleased with him, worshipped Allah for who He is, not out of fear of the Fire or desire for Paradise. Please see Imam an-Nawawi's commentary on the first hadith of his collection of Forty (الأربعين النووية) for further details.

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Why is Allah not the goal?

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Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far al-Hanbali joins me to discuss this very important and misunderstood topic.

TALKING POINTS:

1) Defining terms: Slavery in Arabic (الرق, غلمان, جارية)

2) Who owns the slave? What can the master do with regards to the slave? Branding? What rights does a slave have?

3) How does someone become a slave? (e.g. race-based slavery vs. being a prisoner of war etc./ permanent vs temporary) Why does slavery exist in Islam? What is the legal basis for slavery in the New World? May 1723 (Color codes) What about women and children?

4) How does someone become free? Why do “blacks” still exist and why do they still live in ghettos? Where do former Muslim slaves live now? (e.g. Mamlukes, Seljuks)

5) Is there an “Arab Slave Trade”? (What about slave markets in Libya nowadays?)

6) How valid is the claim that the British abolished the international slave trade through the efforts of William Wilberforce? Is slavery supposed to be abolished? (The falsehood of the Mardin Declaration)

7) Is there slavery today in the New World? The Muslim World?

RELATED PODCASTS:

Prophets and Warfare: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQqgJdpooGw&t=
What is White Culture?:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2jDi8F9EXA&t=
Who are the Arabs?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McmDo99WD5o&t=
Raising Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0nqeZKmjl4

RELATED ARTICLES/POSTS:

The Atlantic Slave Trade: https://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2011/03/atlantic-slave-trade.html
Book Review of The Invention of the White Race, Part 1: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/book-review-the-invention-of-the-white-race/, Part 2: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/the-invention-of-the-white-race-volume-2-the-origin-of-racial-oppression-in-anglo-america/
Book Review of A Little Matter of Genocide: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/book-review-a-little-matter-of-genocide/
"Diversity" is Racist: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2017/12/diversity-is-racist.html
Female Circumcision: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2014/10/female-circumcision.html
Mardin Fatwa: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/mardin-fatwa-madness-and-muffling-falsehood-1abujafaral-hanbali/

BOOKS:

1) The Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz Del Castillo: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conquest-New-Spain-Classics/dp/0140441239/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535317768&sr=8-1&keywords=the+conquest+of+new+spain
2) Comanches: The History of a People by T.R. Fehrenbach: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Comanches-History-People-T-Fehrenbach/dp/0099520559/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535317800&sr=1-1&keywords=comanches
3) Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies & Sparked the American Revolution by Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Slave-Nation-Alfred-W-Blumrosen/dp/1402206976/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535317832&sr=1-1&keywords=slave+nation
4) The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, 1776-1815 by Robert J. Allison: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crescent-Obscured-United-States-1776-1815/dp/0226014908/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535317865&sr=1-1&keywords=the+crescent+obscured
5) A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present by Ward Churchill: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Matter-Genocide-Ward-Churchill/dp/0872863239/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535317901&sr=1-1&keywords=a+little+matter+of+genocide
6) The Invention of the White Race: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Invention-White-Race-Theodore-Allen/dp/1844677710/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535317933&sr=1-1&keywords=invention+of+the+white+race

Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far's details:

Jurjis: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/
Reasons4Faith Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw9Wq70-LOg
Meeraath: http://meeraath.infofiend.org
A Word of Advice: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Word-Advice-Muwaffaq-ud-Din-Qudamah/dp/1981353208/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535130056&sr=8-1&keywords=a+word+of+advice

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Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far al-Hanbali joins me again to discuss how children develop and how they should be raised.

Talking Points:
Why has Allah legislated marriage?
The roles of the husband and wife
The stages of development from birth to adulthood
The concept of the "teenager"

Further Reading:
The Rank of the Family in Islam and How Islam Protects It: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2018/01/the-rank-of-family-in-islam-and-how.html
Birr al-Walidayn and the Rights of Children: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2017/03/birr-al-walidayn-and-rights-of-children.html
Raising Children: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2014/12/raising-children.html
Western Mass Education: https://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2011/01/western-mass-education.html
Women and Children in the Masjid: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2016/01/19/women-and-children-in-the-masjid/
The Invention of the Teenager: https://offtheleash.net/2016/01/31/the-invention-of-the-teenager/

Books:
Teen 2.0: Saving Our Children & Families from the Torment of Adolescence: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teen-2-0-Children-Families-Adolescence/dp/1884995594
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dumbing-Down-Curriculum-Compulsory-Schooling/dp/0865714487/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294476376&sr=8-1
Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Teenage-Creation-Culture-Jon-Savage/dp/0670038377

Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far's blog: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/
A Word of Advice: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Word-Advice-Muwaffaq-ud-Din-Qudamah/dp/1981353208/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535130056&sr=8-1&keywords=a+word+of+advice

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Based on the chapter entitled

حكمة الحج والعمرة وفوائدهما

from the book al-Fiqh al-Manhaji 'ala Madhab al-Imam ash-Shafi'i

Related/Further Reading:
Explanation of the Rituals of Hajj and Umrah: https://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2017/08/explanation-of-rituals-of-hajj-and-umrah.html
Visiting the Grave of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2012/10/visiting-grave-of-messenger-of-allah.html
Notes on Eid al-Adha: https://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2012/10/notes-on-id-al-adha.html

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Imam Muhammad Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti, may Allah have mercy on him, explains why we have to be careful with the words we use to describe Islam. Words indeed affect how we think and what we believe.

Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrJvOkZKh2I

The imam's full statement, from his book Fiqh as-Seerah, is available here: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2015/10/islam-is-revelation-not-race-or-culture.html

Islam is not a race, an identity, a culture or a set of traditions. It is revelation.

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A discussion with Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far al-Hanbali about an article he wrote over 12 years ago; what has come to pass since then and what should we anticipate?

Our Failure Is Our Loss (Part 1): https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2011/03/24/our-failure-is-our-loss/

Talking Points:
- What has happened since then? (e.g. Mardin Declaration, The Study Quran etc.)

- Universalism:
1. The message of salvation has not been preached to the wider community.
2. The coming collapse of masjids (i.e. post-masjidism)
3. Orthodox Islam has yet to have been proclaimed in the English speaking countries, much less expressed.
4. Anglosphere Islam's endeavour to become its own 'islam' with its own authorities and literature

- Corruption (looking at a recent example from Australia)

- Conclusion: What can we expect after all of this? What will this "great project" look like when it's been completed?

Further Reading:

The 'Our Failure Is Our Loss' Series: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/category/our-failure-is-our-loss/
Can You See?: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/can-you-see/
"Religion of Peace": http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2016/10/religion-of-peace.html
Mardin Falseness: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/mardin-fatwa-madness-and-muffling-falsehood-1abujafaral-hanbali/
The Abodes of The Earth: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2011/04/abodes-of-earth.html
The Importance of Objective Standards: https://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-importance-of-objective-standards.html
Muslim Spokesmen the West are Frauds: https://jurjis.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/muslim-spokesmen-for-the-west-are-a-fraud/
The Accommodation and Promotion of Blasphemy: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-accommodation-and-promotion-of.html
Fatwa on "The Study Quran": http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2016/04/fatwa-on-study-quran.html

Related Podcasts:
Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dkljTZpYqY
Anglosphere Islam: Islam as an Identity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXRt0b1a3FA

Books:
The Big Step: http://www.lulu.com/shop/mahdi-lock/the-big-step/paperback/product-23721241.html?ppn=1
A Word of Advice: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Word-Advice-Muwaffaq-ud-Din-Qudamah/dp/1981353208/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1532206705&sr=8-1&keywords=word+of+advice+abu+ja%27far

This is the first episode of The Foreword, an alternative English-language podcast about Islam and Muslims. Talking points:• How did Islam reach us? How did it get to us?• The importance of the authorities (Ar. maraaji)• Why did Muslims move to the Anglosphere and Europe?• What have the maraaji said about this? What is their position?• Who is running “Islam in the West”?• Therefore, what should Muslims be doing if they live in these countries?• Why do we need an English-language alternative?Other topics that come up in this episode include: "Islamophobia", rape gangs, migration, the top-down imposition of Shariah law in the west and the impending backlash,
For the links in full, please see the blog post: http://mahdinnm.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/episode-1-foreword.html
Further reading:Authority in Islam (http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2016/02/...)The Abodes of the Earth (http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2011/04/...)Why do they support Trump? (http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2015/12/...)The Muslim Boy Who Cried "Clock" (http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2015/09/...)Islam is revelation, not a race or culture (http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2015/10/...)Fatawa That Serve The West (http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2015/02/...)Ben Carson is Right (http://mahdinnm.blogspot.com/2015/09/...)
Links:Jurjis (https://jurjis.wordpress.com/)Meeraath (http://meeraath.infofiend.org/)
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The Foreword is an alternative English-language podcast about Islam and Muslims, including discussions, interviews and classes.

Mahdi Lock is a teacher, student, blogger, writer, and professional freelance translator of classical Arabic Islamic texts into English. He has been studying theology, law and other Islamic sciences for several years with teachers in England, North Africa and the Middle East. To date, his translated works include Kitāb al-Ḥalāl wa al-Ḥarām by Imam Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī, Kitāb al-Waqf from al-Mughnī al-Muḥtāj by al-Khaṭīb al-Shirbīnī, the introduction to al-Majmūʿ by Imam Yaḥyā al-Nawawī and Sharḥ al-Ṣudūr by Imam Jalāl al-Dīn al-Suyūṭī.

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