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Back from ISIS: British Muslim's Thoughts on Shamima Begum

British Muslim Shamima Begum was born in East London to parents originating from Bangladesh. When her mother was diagnosed with cancer and passed away, she was targeted online by ISIS recruiters, made that much easier with her frustrations of her father remarrying just months after her mother died. She gathered the money needed to leave …

When Fanatics Murdered a Prophet’s Companion in the Name of Islam

When Fanatics Murdered a Prophet's Companion in Name of Islam

Ibn Kathir, the famous Muslim historian and student of Ibn Taymiyya, writes in his al-Bidayah wa-l-Nihayah (vol. 10, p. 584 – paraphrased) : And of the people whom the Kharijites killed was Abdullah b. Khabab, the Companion of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him). They captured him, along with his pregnant wife, and …

American Muslims Donate Blood for Las Vegas

America’s largest Muslim civil rights group called Monday on members of Muslims nationwide to join Americans of all faiths and backgrounds in donating blood and offering prayers to help the victims of last night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nev.

Muslim Scholars Tour Europe to Condemn Terror

A galaxy of Muslim religious leaders boarded a bus on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Saturday, July 8, as they kicked off their tour across Europe to condemn terrorism at the sites of recent attacks claimed by ISIS.

Islamic Caliphate

How Islamic is ISIS' Islamic Caliphate?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Safiyyah Ally: Dr. Shabir, before we end, can you speak very briefly about the Islamic State and about al-Baghdadi as well? How Islamic is what they’re doing? Dr. Shabir Ally: Well, to me what they’re …

Muslim Scholars Refute ISIL's Ideology (Folder)

Muslim Scholars Refute ISIL's Ideology (Folder)

From time to time, Muslims are appalled by gross crimes that are associated with Islam because the culprits are affiliated to ISIL. The name of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), as well as its repeated talk about defending Islam and establishing an Islamic state, is used by media outlets, Islamophobic and hatred mongers …

How to Deal with Terrorist Organizations?

This response is from About Islam’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date. Peace be with you Bob,  Thank you for your very polite message.  How do we deal with al-Qaeda and more recently ISIS? Well, really we need to focus on two issues: the first is the international law debate, while the …

What Does DAESH Mean?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have is related to ISIS. Someone’s asking, how, what does DAESH mean because apparently that’s now a terminology that’s being used? Dr. Shabir Ally: Yeah, recently U.S. …

Real housewives of ISIS

BBC Comedy Sketch 'Real Housewives of ISIS' – A Muslim View

The latest iteration of the ‘Real Housewives’ TV theme is a comedic interpretation broadcast by BBC2 in a show by Heydon Prowse and Jolyon Rubinstein, named, aptly, ‘Revolting.’ The satirical show includes sketches on a variety of subjects from Brexit to the NHS, from Millennials to the ‘Real Housewives of ISIS.’ Yes, you read that …

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