anwar awlaki

“…{Allāh is the Protector of the believers….}
[al-Hajj: 38]

Allāh ‘Azza wa Jall is not the protector of the ones who have a lot of weapons, or who have a lot of numbers; rather it is the ones who have Iman. That is the condition that is needed….”

— Shaykh Anwar Al-Awlaki

“Victory is not that we save our lives by giving up our religion and compromising, victory is in remaining on the straight path of Allah even if we have to pay the price of giving up our lives. ”


-Imam Anwar Al Awlaki Rahimahullah .

I fail to understand how the Israeli soldier wearing his bulletproof vest and his steel helmet and is cowering behind his pile of sandbags and still runs away by the stones thrown by Palestinian children is courageous, while the Palestinian children charging at the soldiers full speed armed with nothing but rocks and wearing nothing but trousers and t-shirts are cowards.
—  Imam Anwar Al Awlaki

We used to mock and laugh at the Sufi’s for how they idolized and blindly followed their Tareeqah’s leader’s or whom they consider to be the ‘Awliyah’ of Allah… They would hold these 'awliyah’ to such a high status that it was as if they were infallible.. No-one was allowed to challenge or disagree with them, or they were instantly labelled 'wahhabi’, 'khariji’, 'rafidhi’ etc…

Unfortunately today we see that us Salafi’s are doing the exact same thing with some of our 'ulama…. If anyone dares to disagree with Shaykh Sulayman Al-Alwaan, Shaykh Ali Al-Khudayr, Shaykh Nasr Al-Fahd, Shaykh Walid As-Sinani, Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril, Shaykh Yusuf Al-Uyayri, Shaykh Anwar Al-Awlaki etc, they are instantly a coconut, off the Manhaj, a Madkhali and in some extreme cases, a Murtad Kafir..

Wallahi i have seen brothers who try to talk/imitate the voice and speed of Shaykh Sulayman Al-Alwaan’s speech, another brother grew his hair out, not because the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) used to sometimes grow it out, but rather because Shaykh bin-Al At-Turki has long hair….. One person even went as far as to abandon his true origin and lineage to claim he is from Najd, calling him self 'Fulan Al-Najdi’…

We have to remember that we love and hate only for the sake of Allah, and not for personal reasons. We do not attach the 'haqq’ to any individual, as no individual is free from fitnah, trials and error, as mentioned by 'Abdullah Ibn Mas'ood (although there is some weakness in the sanad, the meaning is correct):

“Whoever wants to follow a path, let him follow the path of one who has died, for the living are not safe from fitnah.”.

Inna Lillaahi wa inna-ilayhi Rajioun

The 8 yr old daughter of the late Sheikh Anwar Al Awlak was killed today in an American raid in Yemen

Her name was Anaawar Bint Anwar Awlaki

TIME – Can you stop time? Time is revolving and eroding of our existence. Time, the movement of time is an erosion of our existence in this dunya. It is ripping away and tearing apart from our own existence with every second that passes by, it is taking part of us. We do not belong here. And we need to believe in the fact that we do not belong here and we need to prepare for death.We are travelling.

And that’s why Rasullullaah (s.a.w) said: “Be in the world as if you are a traveller”.

—  ~ Imam Anwar Al Awlaki Rh~
A remaining realm of American excellence

By Glenn Greenwald, Salon, Oct. 22, 2011
When President Obama announced the killing of Osama bin Laden on the evening of May 1, he said something which I found so striking at the time and still do: “tonight, we are once again reminded that America can do whatever we set our mind to. That is the story of our history.” That sentiment of national pride had in the past been triggered by putting a man on the moon, or discovering cures for diseases, or creating technology that improved the lives of millions, or transforming the Great Depression into a thriving middle class, or correcting America’s own entrenched injustices. Yet here was President Obama proclaiming that what should now cause us to be “reminded” of our national greatness was our ability to hunt someone down, pump bullets into his skull, and then dump his corpse into the ocean. And indeed, outside the White House and elsewhere, hordes of Americans were soon raucously celebrating the killing with “USA! USA!” chants as though their sports team had just won a major championship.

As I wrote on the morning after bin Laden’s death, this gleeful reaction was understandable given the slaughter Americans witnessed on 9/11. But there was still something notable, and troubling, about this episode. Such a rare display of unified, chest-beating national celebration is now possible only when the government produces a corpse for us to dance over. Some suggested at the time that Osama bin Laden was sui generis and that no lessons could or should be drawn from his killing; for that reason, even many people who are generally uncomfortable with such acts proudly celebrated his death as the elimination of a singular evil. But it seems clear that the bin Laden episode was no aberration, no exception: the American citizenry rarely finds cause to exude nationalistic pride except when the government succeeds in ending someone’s life.

Since the bin Laden killing, we have witnessed a similar joyous reaction when the U.S. assassinated its own citizen, Anwar Awlaki (along with another American dubiously claimed to be “collateral damage”)–even though Awlaki was never indicted as a Terrorist, charged with treason, or accorded any due process, and even though the government never showed the public any evidence supporting its accusations. Instead, Obama officials, with no evidence offered, simply declared him to be a Bad Terrorist, and that was all that was needed: hordes of his fellow Americans did not merely approve–but cheered–the news that a drone had found and killed him.

Identically, both before and after the Awlaki killing, Americans have routinely celebrated the drone-deaths of hundreds of individuals about whom they knew nothing other than the fact that the Terrorist label had been applied to them by the U.S. Government. It’s as though there is a belief that American missiles do not detonate unless they hit an actual Terrorist.

And now the graphic photo of the corpse of Moammar Gaddafi is once again sparking outbursts of American pride–despite the fact that he was captured alive and very well may have been summarily executed. As I wrote previously, “no decent human being would possibly harbor any sympathy for Gadaffi, just as none harbored any for Saddam.” And it’s understandable that Libyans who suffered for four decades under his rule (like Americans after 9/11 or Muslims after years of violence and aggression in their countries) would be eager for vengeance. Nonetheless, and regardless of what one thinks about Gadaffi or the intervention, summarily shooting a helpless detainee in the head is one of the most barbaric acts imaginable–under all circumstances–but Gadaffi’s gruesome death nonetheless sparked waves of American jubilation and decrees of self-vindication this week.

It is difficult to articulate exactly why, but there is something very significant about a nation that so continuously finds purpose and joy in the corpses its government produces, while finding it in so little else. During the Bush years, I frequently wrote about how repetitive, endless fear-mongering over Terrorism and the authoritarian radicalism justified in its name was changing–infecting and degrading–not just America’s policies but its national character. Among other things, this constant fixation on alleged threats produces the mindset that once the government decrees someone to be a Bad Guy, then anything and everything done to them (or ostensibly done to stop them) is not merely justified but is cause for celebration. That was the mentality that justified renditions, Guantanamo, vast illegal domestic surveillance, aggressive war against Iraq, and the worldwide torture regime: unless you support the Terrorists and Saddam, how could you oppose any of that?

That character-degradation is produced at least as much by conditioning the citizenry to stand and cheer, to beat its chest, to feel righteous and proud, each time the government produces a new dead Bad Guy. Even at its most necessary and justified, the act of ending a human life with state violence should be a somber and lamentable affair. There’s something bloodthirsty about reacting ecstatically. To react that way when guilt is unproven (Awlaki), or when the person is unknown (most drone victims), or is killed by acts of pure barbarism (Gadaffi) is the mind of a savage. But it’s now been more than a decade since 9/11, and this has been the prevailing mentality in America continuously since then (to say nothing about the lengthy, brutal wars fought before that). What happens to a citizenry and a nation that so frequently erupts into celebratory dances over the latest dead body its government displays?

Constantly celebrating the people we kill–dancing over their corpses–is now one of the most significant and common American rituals shaping our political culture. One of the most consequential aspects of the Obama legacy is that this mentality has become fully bipartisan. And it’s hard to see how this will change any time soon: once one goes down that road, it’s very difficult to turn around and go back. That’s true both individually and of a nation.

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FOX WXIX Channel 19 in Cincinnati report by Ben Swann on the Killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki and the Constitution. Mentions Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate speaking up about the matter.

–Shared by Elle.

Tumblr is promoting terrorist Anwar Al Awlaki's tribute blog

I’m not really sure what algorithms Tumblr uses to decide which blogs to promote to you in your feed, but this is what they’re currently trying to get me to follow: a tribute blog devoted to al Qaeda terrorist Anwar Awlaki.  The blog is full of sappy, out of context quotes that make “Imam Awlaki” seem like a peace loving guy and makes no mention of his devotion to violence in the name of Islam.  

Awlaki was a spiritual advisor to 9-11 hijacker Nawaf al-Hazmi and Ft. Hood terrorist Nidal Hisan.  He personally recruited the “underwear bomber” in 2010. He published al Qaeda’s magazine Inspire, which indeed inspired many terrorists, including the Tsarnaev brothers, by teaching them how to make improvised bombs to kill others. 

Awlaki was an American citizen, the first to be killed by the US with a drone strike, together with his 16-year-old son. This, I think, certainly presents some important Constitutional questions about due process.  However, it in no way absolve Awlaki for the part he played in the deaths of thousands of people.  Awlaki was a monster, plain and simple, and he preached a radical, violent message to his followers. 

For what purpose Tumblr is now promoting his teachings is beyond me. Any answers that the Tumblr staff could provide would be greatly appreciated.

friendly reminders... :)

lets go back to the basic, ISLAM means submission to Allah subhanahu wa ta'aala.
 
you submit to Allah even if its against to your own will. even if its against to your desire. you give up what YOU want for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta'aala.

we want to follow the religion according to OUR understanding, our convenience, and to our spare time. NO! we do not customize Islam to serve us! we change ourselves to fit-in in Islam. we do not make Islam change. we change our characters to fit in islam because this is the meaning of Islam… SUBMISSION.

 *notes while listening to an audio lecture. ;)

Journalist Says The Drone Strike That Killed Awlaki ‘Did Not Silence Him’

Four years ago, an American drone strike in Yemen killed Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born imam. It was a targeted attack; more than a year earlier, the Obama administration and the CIA had placed Awlaki’s name on a “capture or kill list.” Journalist Scott Shane traces Awlaki’s trajectory from a celebrated imam who had called for moderation following the Sept. 11 attacks to a radicalized jihadist.

On Awlaki’s influence as a propagandist and recruiter for al-Qaida

“He was by far the most popular, most influential English-language recruiter for al-Qaida and for the whole jihadist cause. And in a way, his influence has spilled outside English. If you go on YouTube you find him translated into French, into German, into to other languages, he also worked in Arabic. So he just became one of the most powerful and effective voices persuading people to join al-Qaida or to join its cause.”

People are out here selling souls to an ideology that romanticizes jihad in a twisted and decrepit way that completely contradicts the proper understanding of Islam and fails in meeting any of the prerequisites and conditions of proper jihad; we have little girls running away from their homes to fulfill this fantasy of being a mujaahids wife, literally obsessed with marrying someone who is going to (in their view) die for the sake of Allaah. & then these disgusting recruits on all platforms of social media cheering them on and advising them on how to lie to their family, how to run away, how to get married, etc. I see you on tumblr. I be quiet, but I see you and may Allaah destroy your plots and your plans you are in no way doing anything of benefit to the ummah. If you want to do right, return to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallah Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam upon the correct understanding of the Salafus Saalih.

Also Anwar al Awlaki and Osama bin Laden are terrorists. Stop glorifying them.

Lessons from the life of Musa (A.S)
  1. Having a belief in the promise of Allah and then we’re gonna see the result of believing in His promise.
  2. If you take one step towards Allah, Allah will take many steps towards you. If you walk towards Allah, Allah will run towards you.
  3. No one knows the soldiers of Allah, but Allah. Everything and anything can be a soldier of Allah. ( Wind, water and animals can be the soldiers of Allah. It was water which drowned Fir’aun)
  4. If you have Taqwa, Allah will find a way out for you. Allah will provide for you those opportunities you never thought of.
  5. Even when Allah is going to perform a miracle, Allah still wants you to do your part. Nothing will be given to you without any effort. Your condition will not change until you do what is the ultimate capability of yourself. That is when Allah will help you.

Source: (Imam Anwar Al- Awlaki / lessons from the life of Musa (A.S)