This piece seeks to explore how the human mind works when it comes to the perception of wealth and luxuries.
Many people exert much effort and spend much time dreaming of a bigger house, or a nicer car, or a newer phone, or a faster computer and so on. But the problem is that for the human mind it doesn’t matter what you get, because in the end your brain will grow accustomed to it and it will be as plain in your eyes as any wrinkly old shirt in your closet.
As Burmese military and paramilitary forces unleash the barbaric acts of violence on the Rohingya Muslims, it once again begs the question of why states and international organisations usually seem so utterly incapable (or perhaps reluctant) to help people who are oppressed in the most brutal of ways. Despite their relative inaction, these states and organisations still seem to maintain a self-image of moral propriety. Perhaps this tenuous image is partially sustained by a discourse of “human rights”. However, despite being imagined as a driving force of global good, a “human rights” discourse often paradoxically acts as a cover for political incompetency and/or ideological agendas.
Civilians, including children, are reported to have been killed in Iraq in separate airstrikes involving the Australian Defence Force.
On the 26th of August 2017, Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia held an event regarding Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy in the Middle East. We present here the talk by Br Hamzah Qureshi, including slides that were used on the night.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslims have gathered across various nations to protest against the genocide unfolding against the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar.
As the world continues to witness the unspeakable crimes that are being perpetrated against the Rohingya and so called Muslim “leaders” continue to sit idle with the rest of the major world powers doing little, Muslims have expressed their outrage and sympathies by holding demonstrations across the globe in massive numbers.
On Sunday the 17th of September 2017 a community protest was held in Sydney, Australia in response to the current horrific violence inflicted upon the Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar. Hundreds attended the protest the community stand that saw the large crowd addressed by different community personalities and representatives of numerous community organisations. The addresses of the speakers through the event were strong and unequivocal both in their condemnation of the atrocities committed by the Myanmar government and in their support of our Rohingya brothers and sisters.
Most of us would have heard about the oppression our Muslim brothers and sisters are facing in Burma. This has been happening for many years now so it is certainly not something new. Below we show only 6 of the hundreds of instances (in no particular order) of oppression faced by the Rohingya, who are often referred to as the most oppressed people on Earth. May Allah (swt) make it easy on them.
Recently we have seen horrific images and videos of Rohingyas, Burma’s Muslim minority living in the Rakhine state, being subjected to extreme persecution. There are reports of widespread killings, rape, torture, beheadings, and even people being burnt alive by Burma’s military and paramilitary forces.
He was the great ruler of the Mughal Sultanate under whose watch Islam flourished in the subcontinent, reaching its high watermark before the military defeats at the hands of Hindu forces in subsequent decades, and before its eventual collapse under the pressure of the British.
This is the third part of a series of articles looking at Ayaat 22-25 of Surah Yunus, which describes the nature of the life of this world, where Allah, s.w.t, in His holy book, employs very powerful language and imagery. You can read the first and second parts if you missed them. Written by Shafiul Huq.