Tagged: Islam

‘This is Iran’s strategy to expand Shi’a influence in Morocco,’ Al-Hadate (Morocco), 18 May 2014

Moroccan daily newspaper Alittihad has reported that Iran is attempting to spread the influence of Shi’a Islam to North Africa, using Lebanese communities in Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon and Sierra Leone to financially support Shi’as in Maghreb states. Continue reading

‘Toufiq: Muslims who do not fight illiteracy do not have a sense of religion,’ Al-Hadate (Morocco), 13 May 2014

Ahmed Toufiq, Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, highlighted the need for Muslims to fight illiteracy as a part of their religious duty. The comments were made by the Moroccan minister during his speech on the issue of extremism. Continue reading

‘Opinion: Religion and Politics by Mohammed Salmawy,’ al-Masri al-Youm (Egypt), 23rd April 2014

A notable German scholar recently said to me: “after the fall of the Brothers from power you talk a lot these days about the need to separate religion from the state; however the reality is that Islamism will continue to be one of the realities of political life in the Arab region whether the rule of the brotherhood had fallen or not.


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‘Tabib: Egypt overcame political Islamist rule and will not go back,’ Al-Mogaz (Egypt), 16 March 2014

A sheikh at al-Azhar has stated that Egypt has moved past a phase of political Islam, and will not go back to it. Dr. Ahmed Tabib also downplayed the idea of tensions between Muslims and Christians in the country, believing the charge to be a strategic move by the West to paint a negative picture of Egypt. Continue reading

‘Shi’a leader: “June 30th” saved Egypt’s Shi’as from Muslim Brotherhood’s sectarian war,’ al-Masry al-Youm (Egypt), 15 February 2014

A leader of Egypt’s Shi’a community believes that the popular coup of last summer saved Egypt’s Shi’a sect from Muslim Brotherhood rule, which spread a campaign of hatred between Sunnis and Shi’as. Salim Sabbagh claims that Mohammed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government planned on fighting in the Syrian civil war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but were saved from that fate by the June 30th revolution. He is also calling for rapprochement between Egypt and Iran, especially as tensions between the US and Iran are calming. Continue reading

‘Is celebrating Mawlid an-Nabi permissible?,’ Alwatan Voice (Palestine), 12 January 2014

As Muslims celebrated the birth date of the Prophet Muhammad on 13/14 January 2014, this article presents the viewpoints of different Muslim scholars on the permissibility of celebrating the holiday. Some argue that is simply a celebration of believers’ happiness, while others state that since the Prophet Muhammad himself and the Rightly Guided Caliphs did not celebrate it, the holiday has no place in Islamic society.

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Turkish ambassador praises his country’s relations with Morocco, Hespress (Morocco), 11 December 2013

The Turkish ambassador to Morocco and a Turkish researcher from Istanbul highlighted the strong historical, cultural and religious ties between the two countries during a talk given at Mohammed V University in Rabat.

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‘Israel claims that it was not responsible for the assassination of Al-Lakkis’, Islamic Resistance Lebanon (Hezbollah, Lebanon), 4th December 2013

 Hezbollah accuses the State of Israel of assassinating the Hezbollah operative Hassan al-Laqis [Hassan al-Lakiss, Hassane Laqees, Hassan Al Laqis] in the southern suburbs of Beirut in early December. An accusation denied vehemently by the Israeli official Yigal Bilmor. This action could be used to spur a Hezbollah attack on Israel. Others speculate, however, that it may have been carried out by Sunni militants, since Hassan al-Laqis may have played a role in planning attacks against anti-Asad Sunni militias in Syria. Continue reading

Hamas statement on the occupier’s attempt to impose Zionist rituals inside Al-Aqsa, Hamasinfo.net (Gaza), 2 December 2013

Hamas has released the following statement regarding Jewish groups entering the Al-Aqsa compound in Jerusalem under armed guard, disrupting regular Arab worshipers in the process. Some Jewish organizations have applied to the Israeli government to erect a Menorah in the compound for Hanukkah. Traditionally, the compound has been under control of an Islamic trust due to a compromise with Israel, and the area is restricted for Muslim worshipers and foreign tourists.

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‘Announces consolidation of 9 operations commands in Damascus’, Liberation of the Islamic Levant (Syria), 5th November 2013

انطلاقا من قوله تعالى “”إن الله يحب الذين يقاتلون في سبيله صفا كأنهم بنيان مرصوص”

تم تشكيل غرفة العمليات الكبرى في دمشق وريفها والتي تضم غرف العمليات التالية:
– غرفة جند الملاحم في الغوطة الشرقية
– غرفة جوبر
– غرفة المليحة
– غرفة عمليات أمجاد الإسلام في عربين
– غرفة عمليات حرستا
– غرفة الرابطة الإسلامية في جنوب دمشق
– غرفة عمليات داريا والمعظمية
– غرفة تحالف الراية الواحدة في الغوطة الغربية
– غرفة الزبداني

تحالف الراية الواحدة



Formation of big operations commands in Damascus and surrounding countryside

From the verse, “God loves those who fight in the process described as if they were a solid cemented structure.”

Major operation commands have been formed in Damascus and the surrounding countryside, including the following commands.
– Command of the Soldiers of Legend in Eastern Gota.
– Jobar Command
– al-Maliha Command
– Operations command of Glory of Islam in Irbeen
– Operations command of Harasta
– Command of the Muslim Legue in South Damascus
– Operations command of Darya and Al-Mazemih
– Command of the Alliance flag in Gota Bank
al-Zabadani Command

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