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Breaking News:Hazrat Khalid bin Waleed’s shrine destroyed in Syria

23 Jul

BEIRUT – Shelling destroyed the centuries-old mausoleum of a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the central city of Homs on Monday, a monitoring group and activists said.

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Reports of the destruction of the Muslim pilgrimage site emerged as an intense army campaign to reclaim rebel-held areas of Homs, a strategic junction city, entered its fourth week.
“Activists from the Khaldiyeh neighbourhood in the city of Homs have reported the destruction by army shelling of the mausoleum of the prophet’s companion Khaled bin Walid,” said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Housed in the rebel area of Khaldiyeh, the Khaled bin Walid mosque had already suffered significant damage during earlier fighting for control of the city.
Amateur video distributed by activists showed the mosque, renowned for its two towering minarets, and images of what was identified as the destroyed mausoleum.
“The Khaled bin Walid mosque was shelled, and the shrine was completely destroyed,” said the unnamed activist filming the footage.
The images show mounds of rubble, stone and metal at the site identified as the mausoleum.
The video also shows an unidentified man lashing out at the world over the destruction of the shrine. “I want to tell Arabs and Muslims, how will you face God after Khalid bin Walid’s shrine has been destroyed? Why have you abandoned besieged Homs?” says the man. Speaking to AFP via the Internet, Khaldiyeh-based activist Yazan said the mosque holds symbolic importance not only for Homs’ residents but for Sunnis as a whole.
“People used to come and visit the shrine from the world over,” Yazan said, adding that the mosque housing the shrine is “practically destroyed”.
Khaldiyeh and the Old City neighbourhoods of Homs, still under rebel control, have been under suffocating army siege and near-daily bomb attacks for more than a year. The mosque housing Khalid bin Walid’s shrine, an important pilgrimage site for Muslims, was built over several centuries. The shrine itself dates to the 11th century, while the mosque was constructed by the Mameluks in the mid-13th century.
Known for his military prowess, Khalid bin Walid’s forces captured Damascus from the Byzantine empire. A military commander under Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and under two successive caliphs, he died around the year 642, in Homs.
Bin Walid’s mausoleum is the latest of a series of Syrian religious and cultural sites damaged or destroyed in the course of the country’s 28-month war.
In the war-torn northern city of Aleppo, the minaret of the landmark Umayyad mosque was destroyed in April, while parts of the ancient souks were burnt down in September last year.

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16 Jul

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Largest gathering Ijtema after Haj in Kerala Maadin

16 Jul

हज के बाद मुसलमानों का सबसे बड़ा इज्तेमा ,
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केरल के मलप्पुरम के सलात नगर में सुन्नी मादिन अकादेमी के ज़रिये रमजान की 27 वी रात (इस साल चार अगस्त ) को रोज़ा ,इफ्तार ,नमाज़ ज़िक्र और दुरूद की महफिल और इज्तेमाई दुआ !मेन मैदान के अलावा बीस आस पास की दूसरी जगहें भी बुक की गयी हैं!पिछले साल सात लाख मुसलमान मग़रिब की नमाज़ में शरीक हुए थे और दस लाख रोज़ा इफ्तार में !
इस साल उम्मीद है की तादाद और ज्यादा बढ़ेगी ! बगदाद के बुज़ुर्ग हज़रात,केरल के बुज़ुर्ग शैख़ अबूबक्र अहमद,सय्यद इब्राहीम खलील बुखारी समेत बड़े उलेमा ए दीन की सरपरस्ती में मुनाक्किद होगा!Kerala’s Malappuram district is gearing up to host India’s largest Ramzan prayer congregation on August 4 where believers would take a pledge against terrorism and alcoholism, the organisers said on Sunday.At the last edition of this religious get together, a record 7,00,000 people had offered prayers and

Islam on the rise in Europe:Islam in the United Kingdom

15 Jul

British Mosques Ghamkol shareef Mosque Leister Mosque WIMManchestar Central Mosque, Ghamkol Shareef Mosque and Leis tor Central Mosque in UK.

One in 10 people under 25 are Muslim, while Christianity is in decline, the 2011 UK census reveals. An explosion in the Muslim population and an aging Christian demographic could mean Islam will be the dominant religion in the UK in 10 years.

A new analysis of the 2011 census by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the number of Christians was falling 50 per cent faster than had previously been thought. Earlier analysis of the statistics showed only a 15 per cent decline, but the ONS found that this figure had been beefed up by 1.2 million foreign-born Christians.

Furthermore, the re-analysis showed that the majority of Christians were over the age of 60 and for the first time less than half of young people describe themselves as Christian. As a result the ONS has calculated that in a decade only a minority will classify themselves as Christians in England. Christianity is still the dominant religion in the UK with over 50 per cent of the population regarding themselves as believers.

However, this may be set to change as the British Muslim population has surged dramatically over the past 15 years, increasing by 75 per cent in England and Wales. The 2011 census puts the Muslim population of the UK at around 5 per cent, a total that has been boosted by around 600,000 Muslim immigrants who have arrived in the UK over the past decade.

Muslims attend Friday prayers on a rainy first day of Ramadan, at the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Muslims attend Friday prayers on a rainy first day of Ramadan, at the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Keith Porteous Wood, executive director of the National Secular Society, said to UK daily the Telegraph that the decline of Christianity is

“inevitable.” “In another 20 years there are going to be more active Muslims than there are churchgoers,” he said.

Moreover the number of people identifying themselves as atheists has increased by 10 per cent, rising from 15 per cent to 25 per cent. The change has been dubbed as a “significant cultural shift” by the British Humanist Association, while the Church of England has shrugged off the statistics, maintaining they still retain a strong base of believers.

“While this is a challenge, the fact that six out of 10 people in England and Wales self-identify as Christians is not discouraging. Christianity is no longer a religion of culture but a religion of decision and commitment. People are making a positive choice in self-identifying as Christians,” said a spokesperson for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales told press in December.

In addition the census registered an increase in followers of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Judaism.

‘Sleepwalking into segregation’

The rising number of immigrants and different ethnicities in the UK has given rise to increasing levels of segregation. Think tank ‘Demos’ has labeled the phenomenon ‘white flight’, citing the falling number of ethnic whites in areas where they are minorities.

Demos’ investigation revealed that new ethnic minorities like Somalis where moving into areas where older most established ethnic populations like Afro-Caribbeans had previously been dominant.

Muslims attend Friday prayers on the first day of Ramadan, in the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters)

Muslims attend Friday prayers on the first day of Ramadan, in the courtyard of a housing estate next to a small BBC community centre and mosque in east London (Reuters)

The population of London is indicative of the change in the British demographic with 600,000 white Londoners moving out of the capital in the past decade. In spite of the fact that the British capital’s population has grown by more than a million, the number of white British residents has decreased from 4.3 million to 3.7 million.

“We do have an integration problem,” said Demos director David Goodhart to RT. The

“changing ethnic composition” of the British capital is causing a large exodus of ethnic white out of the city, he added.

Goodhart went on to say that the problem of integration was not confined to Great Britain and is prevalent all around the EU despite attempts to eradicate segregation.

“Part of the point of the euro was to disperse German power and prevent the rise of nationalism in Europe, but it has done precisely the opposite on both fronts. We now have serious national resentments in countries like Greece,” he stressed.

Trevor Phillips, the former chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission warned that the statistics did not spell good news for integration in the UK and warned the country was

MSO Official Website has been Launched

19 Feb

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Indian Muslim Youths Protested against Israel: MSO supported Palestine

23 Nov

Jaipur 23rd Nov’12 Friday from 3-4 P.M

In Solidarity with Palestinian People, Muslim Students Organization of India MSO, an apex body of Muslim Youths and students organized Protest March against Israel on 23rd Nov 2012 at Jaipur, India. March route was from Government Hostel near Commissioner Office upto Udhyog Maidan Statute Circle.

Muslim Students Organization of India National Secretary Engineer Shujaat Ali Quadri said that MSO condemns in harshest terms, the Israeli attack against the people of Palestine. Israel started this War when it broke truce by assassinating the Hamas leader Ahmad Jabri who was working on a long-term truce with Israel.

As ceasefire between Israel and Hamas has come into effect so MSO is of the view that Turkey, Iran and Egypt can play a positive role by permanently bringing an end to this problem. MSO lauds the efforts of all those nations who are working for truce. At the same time, MSO criticize Saudi Arabian government for silently supporting Israeli aggression by not speaking against it or by not exerting pressure on it. So called Champions of Human Rights and main stream Media raised their voice against and reacted sharply to the attack on a single girl Malala Yousuf Zai but they have maintained criminal silence over Israeli aggression against the innocent Palestine people.

We are of the view that by reiterating its earlier solidarity with Palestine, India has supported a cause of Humanity but to be really moral leader of the Third World and Non-Aligned Movement, It must raise a strong voice against the Israeli aggression.

MSO declare their full and unconditional support to our Palestinian brothers and sisters, and laud their brave resistance against the aggression of the Israeli oppressors.

Syed Muhammad Qaudri President, Shujaat Ali Qaudri (National Secretary) & Organizer

Saudi Government and King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz: Stop Bulldozing historic Holy sites in Medina

4 Nov Sign the nPetn

Saudi Government and King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz: Stop Bulldozing historic Holy sites in Medina

Petition by

New Delhi 4th Nov 2012

This Petition is created to Stop the proposed vandalism of Green Dome of Medina , Riadul Jannah,Pulpit of Prophet of Islam (Sallallaholaihiwassalam) and three Mosques associated with companions of Holy Prophet Sallallaholaihiwassalam).
The current controversy of the potential Saudi demolition of Riyad-al-Jannah and the graves of Islamic caliphs Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA) and Hazrat Omar (RA) is one in a long line of projects that the world’s biggest exporter of crude oil has undertaken to erase Islamic heritage sites.

http://www.change.org/petitions/saudi-government-and-king-abdullah-bin-abdul-aziz-stop-bulldozing-historic-holy-sites-in-medina#

Sign the nPetn

Petition Letter

To,
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud,
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Through
1. Mr. Saud bin Mohammed Al-Saty
Ambassador of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, New Delhi

2. Mr. Abdullah Bin Sulaiman Al-Essa –
Consul-General, Mumbai
Sir,
As per the News Reports published worldwide that Saudi Govt. has inaugurated a Plan to expand Masjid-e-Nabwi on 25th Oct 2012.Millions of Muslims the World are aghast and are in deep sorrow to know that three Mosques of Companions of Holy Prophet (Peace and blessing upon him) ,Riadul Jannah, Green Dome and Pulpit of Holy Prophet (Peace and blessings upon him) faces threat of demolition in this expansion.
Holy Medina City is recognized by green dome and Prophet’s (Peace and blessing upon him) Holy Grave so it is natural that any attempt to change the character of any of these will make Muslim of the world worry. It is also sad to know that despite several authentic News Reports and regular inquiries, Govt. of Saudi Arabia has not issued any Public statement in this regard.
Therefore the Muslim Community , put forward following demands to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that

(1) Saudi authorities should come out in the Media and ensure all Muslims of the world that the Green Dome of prophet Mohammad (Peace and blessings upon him) will be preserved at all costs.
(2) The Riyadh al Jannah area and the current Musallah of the Imam (Prayer Leader) should also be preserved.
(3) The three mosques, now proposed to be demolished in the western side expansion should not be touched.
(4) The expansion should be done in the northern side so that the current place of the Dome, Riyadh al-Jannah and Imam’s Musallah are not touched.

If the Govt. of Saudi Arabia did not come out in open to reply all these genuine points, then Majority of Muslims will be forced to Protest and rise against this Plan.

Muslim Students Organization of India (MSO)
An apex body of Indian Muslim Youth in India

In Medina Gumbad-e-Khizra (Green Dome) faces threat of Saudi destrction but Saudi loves Idols

1 Nov

New Delhi/Mumbai:- 1st Nov 2012

‘बुतों से प्यार और गुम्बदे  खिज़रा से नफरत ”

गुम्बदे  खजरा के दीवानों   ,आशिकाने रसूल गफलत की नींद से बेदार हो जाओ ,
सऊदी  वहाबी मज़हब अपने अकीदे के मुताबिक बुतों से प्यार दिखा रहा है और पैग़म्बरे इस्लाम हज़रात मुहम्मद  सललल्लाहोअलैहिवस्सलम के  गुम्बदे  खिज़रा ,रिआजुल जन्नत ,और सहबा किराम की तीन  मसाजिद को तोड़ने की तय्यारी कर रहा है – :-
दुनिया में तमाम मुसलमान इस खबर पर गहरी तशवीश में मुब्तिला हैं के सऊदी अरबिया की वहाबी हुकूमत ने मस्जिद इ नबवी को कई गुना बढाने की आड़ में यह सब काम करने की तय्यारी कर ली है और इस तशवीशनाक मुद्दे पर ख़ामोशी इख्तेयार कर ली है 
जिसमे मिम्बरे रसूल सललल्लाहोअलैहिवस्सलम  से लेकर, गुम्बदे  खिजरा ,रिआजुल जन्नत ,और सहबा किराम की तीन  मसाजिद की हिफाज़त की कोई मालूमात नहीं दी जा रही है क्यूंकि इस नए प्लान के मुताबिक अब नमाज़ की नयी जगह बनाई जाएगी और इनमे से कई मकामात या तो तबाह कर दिए जायेंगे या  फिर दीवारों से बंद एक कोने में ताकि हाजी लोगो को वहां तक न जाने दिया जाए !

The most disturbing thing is, Saudis are not providing details to media as to what will be destroyed and what will be preserved under the new expansion of Prophet’s (saws) Grand Mosque in Madina.

Muslims all over the world are in panic as they fear the Saudis may destroy the Green Dome of the Prophet Mohammad (saws).

Saudi authorities should come forward and allay these fears of 1.6 billion Muslims of the world and tell the world what and how this expansion is taking place. You cannot ignore 1.6 billion people and their genuine fears.

If the expansion plan, as provided in the picture is to be believed, then most of the expansion of Masjid an-Nabawi (saws) will take place to the West of the existing mosque, which holds the Green Dome.

The proposed expansion to the west, includes mosques dedicated to Sayyedna Abu Bakr (ru) and Sayyedna Umar (ru) , as well as the Masjid Ghamama, built to mark the spot where the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) conducted his first prayer for the Eid festival. The Saudis have announced no plans to preserve these mosques.

Dr. Irfan al-Alawi of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, UK fears that the expansion of the Masjid-e-Nabawi (saws) is part of a wider drive to shift focus away from the pious grave of Prophet Mohammad (saws), where Muslims offer Salaat and Salam to the Prophet (saws). The Green Dome is the centre piece of the current mosque.

Under the new plans, it will become the East Wing of a Building, eight times its current size with a new pulpit. There are also plans to demolish the prayer niche at the center of mosque from where the Azan is given now. The area forms part of the Riyadh al-Jannah (Garden of Paradise), a section of the mosque that the Prophet (saws) decreed especially significant.

Read more on this link. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/medina-saudis-take-a-bulldozer-to-islams-history-8228795.html

मगर  अफ़सोस की मकमाते मुक़द्दसा  पर हमले करने वाले वहाबी मज़हब में  दौरे जाहिलिया के बुतों और पत्थरों को हिफाज़त से म्यूजियम में रखा गया है.

Read this Link- To Know Saudis Love for Stones and Idols.

 

http://www.saudiembassy.net/about/country-information/culture_art/archeological_heritage.aspx

MSO Organised Special Programmes on Haj in different parts

6 Oct

New Delhi/Jaipur :- 6th Oct 2012

M.S.O of India has organized Haj Programmes at different cities of the Country.Conducting 30 days Camp at haj House Jaipur for free distribution of Books,CD’s,Pamphlets,etc after conducting training for Hajis for 15 Days at various places.MSO organized a beautiful Program in New Delhi at its Office.Which was related to Importance of Haj.

 

 

Raza Academy:We are Progressive and Peaceful

14 Aug

New Delhi/Mumbai

Raza Academy which is facing some difficult time from some political quarters replied by saying that We are peaceful and progressive.

A group of like-minded Sunni Muslims, under the leadership of founder president Saeed Noori, established Raza Academy in 1978 at Null Bazar in south Mumbai to print and publish books written by 17th century Muslim scholar Aalahazrat Imam Ahmed Raza.
Over the years, the academy set up

32 centres across India, and became a voice of the country’s Sunni community.
“From creating educational awareness, to protesting against the violence against the minorities, we have always been at the fore,” said Noori, and added that their protests have always been peaceful. The academy’s protest at the same venue on August 3 went largely unnoticed, he said.

“Since Ramzan is going on, we have been visiting mosques to create awareness about the violence that our community have been subjected to in Assam and other parts of the world. Text messages, emails and Facebook posts are mediums used to invite people to participate [in the protest],” said Shezanali Hemani, a supporter of the academy.

Black flags, badges, banners and ribbons have been characteristic of most of their peaceful unarmed protests, Hemani said. In an unusual protest, an old pair of black shoes was sent to US President Barrack Obama for the frisking of former Indian President Dr Abdul Kalam at JFK airport in New York last year.

In March, the academy protested the arrival of Pakistan-born scholar Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri to the city, saying his speeches could create communal tension. Noori said that they moved the Bombay high court to restrain him, but when the court ruled against them, they staged a peaceful protest outside the auditorium.

With changing times, the younger members of the community have also begun to use social media to network amongst the community members.

 

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