al islam

لَن يُقفَلَ بابُ مَدينَتِنا فَأنا ذاهِبَةٌ لأُصّلي
—  فيروز، زهرة المدائن

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ :“‏ مَنْ قَرَأَ بِالآيَتَيْنِ مِنْ آخِرِ سُورَةِ الْبَقَرَةِ فِي لَيْلَةٍ كَفَتَاهُ‏ "‏‏.‏ صحيح البخاري حديث ٥٠٠٩

Narrated Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ”If one recites the last two Verses of Surat-al-Baqara at night, it is sufficient for him (for that night).” Sahih al-Bukhari 5040
In-book reference : Book 66, Hadith 64
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Vol. 6, Book 61, Hadith 560

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Steve Bannon and US Islamophobia have become fodder for Al Qaeda terrorist propaganda

  • Steve Bannon is on the cover of Al Qaeda-affiliated newspaper al-Masra, ThinkProgress reported Wednesday.
  • The paper  features a photo of Bannon under a headline that reads “The war is with Islam as a religion." 
  • The story reportedly uses negative comments Bannon has made against Islam as evidence for America’s anti-Islamic leanings. 
  • ThinkProgress argues that Bannon’s face in the paper "shows how policies forged by his nationalist policies support the notion that the West and Islam are incompatible – a narrative pushed not only by the White House, but by groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS.”
  • Elisabeth Kendall, a senior research fellow in Arabic and Islamic studies at Oxford University, told ThinkProgress that “America is clearly becoming a more prominent target." 
  • She said: "Trump has created an upsurge in militant jihadist attention on America — it was previously on America but also on many other targets like Shiites in Yemen, Iraq and even Syria — but this has really refocused attention on America itself.” Read more (3/2/17 1:17 PM)