Da’wah At The Brazil Match || #Da’wahMenInBrazil [DAY 2]

 

 

 

 

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Muslim Women Speak 4 Themselves!!! #MartyredInHijab [For Sisters ONLY]

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The Marytred in Hijab Campaign

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It is been a week a ago since  Nahid Almanea was murdered. The 31, Saudi, PHD student was brutally murdered on the streets of Colchester possibly because of her dress code. The Islamic visual Impact of the Thobe, abaya, Niqaab and Hijab is the source  for the Muslim identity that has caused  a lot of controversies in the last few months. Taqwa being the overriding  factor for the Muslim identity is what shapes a Muslim. And what comes out of it is this super nova of energy. It happen in history during slavery in Brazil and North America and the Caribbean and it is what s happening in 2014 In the UK. Pure resistance against the status Quo.

Nahid Almanea is a heroine. She represents the conviction and willingness of Muslim women across the globe or to be more exact in the entire Universe. We do not consider her as dead , she is alive and her struggle and  her identity will be re-born until the day of Judgement.  As Allah swt says in the noble Quran

“And say not of those who are slain in the way of Allah: ‘They are dead.’  Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not.  (The Noble Quran, 2:154)

In response to Nahid  Shuhaada “Campaign Islam ” and a troop of sisters from across the country met In Shepherd Bush to take part in Dawah. The aim of the Campaign  is to signify that Muslim Women cannot longer play into the same old  narrative. The lies and assumption must be uprooted and the seed of truth must be planted again. Yesterday the first step was made by engaging with the yet cluesless public. The woman behind the veil outspoken, confident in the public eye. We can only imagine how many people were waiting for this opportunity to talk to the voicless image that the media had depicted as vulnerable and weak. The Sisters were accompanied by a group of brothers, relatives and police officer. The event in itself was really much welcomed by the locals. Maybe an indication that there should be more energy  and time invested in such peaceful events.

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What amazes us is that instead frustration,outcry or tears positive energy was flowing. The same energy our noble Prophet  SAS used to convey the message to the people in the most difficult times. We must learn one thing here, we are the ones who must take the responsibility for our shortcomings. Sister Nahid’s Shuhaada gave birth to ” The Maytred in Hijab” campaign. It made us more aware of the lack of the sisters having a platform to speak for themselves. We greatly disagree with liberal facade feminist want to sell us to but sometimes it is easier to let the so-called victim to speak  and clarify for themselves.

We all know about the cliché of the oppressed women in Saudi Arabia. We all know about the concerns politicians media outlets and human rights organisation seem to have, but what of an oxymoron it is to realise that the heroine came  from Saudi Arabia to the west. Furthermore she decided not to escape the so-called oppressive society, how ? She remained a covered Muslim in obedience to Allah swt.

She sticked to what she things was right, morally and if you like politically. She remained Muslim by heart and by the exterior appearance. What beautiful outcome for the believer.

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The idea that someone died as victim on that morning in Colchester is an estranged notion for a Muslim. The Muslim woman is never been a Victim and never will be. We witnessed ourself yesterday. Campaign Islam the renown group of  female duaat delivered a motivational speech during the induction and was coordinating the campaign. The call of action is to force the media to pick up on the campaign and promote one way or the other. The process of it will be through encouraging sisters to take pictures of them Hijab send it  daily mail twitter hashtag it as “martyred in Hijab” . The true message behind the campaign, is the empowerment of the Muslim Women. A message that must be over repeated until the last person on this earth knows ” The Muslim Women” is the true wonder women.

 

 


 

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The Islamic Heritage of Brazil

11Over $12 billion was spent on the preparation and construction of the World Cup despite the fact that 1 in 12 people in Brazil live on less than a dollar a day – these are people mired in poverty. To make matters worse, the construction that went into the World Cup resulted in the displacement and systemic eviction of many low-income Brazilians. These great injustices, where so much wealth is being poured into the financing of a mere frivolous sporting event without any regard for the economic plight of the poor, says much about the corrupt state of the world and the misplaced priorities of the elite. The Qu’ran informs us that wealth should not merely circulate among the wealth of society.  M. Bugaje notes that:

americaislamOf all beliefs, ideologies and civilizations, Islam stands out distinct and unique in its resilience. No matter the damage it suffers, no matter the opposition and obstacles, no matter the length of time, it always reasserts itself.  Islam has consistently and persistently stood on the side of the weak and the oppressed, checked the excesses of the corrupt and the strong and insisted on the establishment of justice, equity and fairness in human society. It has thus offered the weak and the oppressed the only real and lasting hope and the corrupt and the unjust the only real and unflinching check.

 

Islam once played a key role in motivating people to fight for social justice in Brazil uthman43against the abhorrent shackles of plantation slavery, and in the midst  of modern forms of slavery it is time for Islam to reassert itself against social injustices.   Before discussing the Islamic Heritage of Brazil, it is necessary to discuss the history of Islam in Africa.   Uthman Dan Fodio was a prominent scholar and political leader who had firmly established Islam in Hausaland, and his  army consisted of disciplined Islamic scholars, many of whom had committed the Qur’an to heart. However, in battles that were lost, captured soldiers would be sold off to Europeans through the transatlantic slave trade by the existing corrupt elite.

brazil222These followers of Uthman Dan Fodio would eventually end up in the Western Hemisphere (in Brazil, more precisely) and they would bring with them their religion: Islam. The Portuguese described the Muslims as “exceedingly spirited and resolute individuals” as well as “the most intellectual.” The Europeans would eventually learned that they tried to make the wrong people slaves.  Two years before the death of Uthman Dan Fodio, his Hausa followers in the Western Hemisphere began their rebellion.

 

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Islam in Brazil

200 Hausa Muslims began their revolt after the 4A.M. Fajr prayer, carrying out an attack of the plantation owner Manuel Ignacio Da cunha Menezes, killing him as well as his family, and having the slaves of their plantation join in the revolt. Subsequently, they marched forward to Itapoa, burning the crops of plantation owners and killing whites on their path. The governor of Brazil, Condos dos Arcos, sent in an army that would put a stop to the rebellion. The participants were either hanged, taken as prisoners, or deported. Arcos, the then governor of Brazil made the following statement:

“…those Negroes of Bahia, who are most resolute, fearless, and capable of any enterprise, particularly those of the Hausa nation; our proof is that furnished by Your Excellency, who cited their attacks undertaken with such fury … some refusing to surrender until dead.”

Following this failed revolt, Islam was heavily suppressed and had to be practiced in secret. Furthermore, efforts were taken to convert slaves to Catholicism. During this period, it may have seemed that the Muslims had given up, but such a perception was inaccurate. In reality, the Muslims secretly began organizing and patiently waiting for the right opportunity. Their mosque became a place to store weapons, and they began giving dawah to convert  animist Africans to Islam in order to build support.

layThe time for rebellion came once again. The Islamic Scholar Malal Bubkar issued out a ruling  that called for Muslims to revolt on  Laylat al-Qadr during Ramadan, the day in which the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad. The Institute of African-Islamic Studies notes that:

“These Muslims had a complete awareness of who they were and what their place was in the scheme of things. They knew of the superior quality at least in their own eyes of Islamic civilization to other forms of civilizations. They were aware and utilized the historical precedents of Muhammad and his early community alongside the historical precedents of the jihads and emerging governments of Western and Central Sudan. This only meant that the historical conscience of these African rebels was intact.”

The Muslim revolutionaries planned to arson key areas of the city to distract police as

From lostislamichistory.com/the-bahia-muslim-slave-revolt/

From lostislamichistory.com/the-bahia-muslim-slave-revolt/

they seized control of the military bases to acquire weapons. However, some informants  tipped off the whites that a potential revolt was to take place, and the police entered the secret Mosque and began questioning the African Muslims. The Police officer was killed and, fearing more intrusion, the revolutionaries had to begin revolting earlier than initially planned. Muslims began marching outside, some wearing white turbans and other red kufis, carrying pistols and swords. They first went to the prison in an attempt to free an Islamic Scholar Bilal Lucutan and other companions who had  been imprisoned during earlier revolts.

Upon reaching the prison, the revolutionaries  killed two guards but were unable to find an entrance point to free their companions. Subsequently, the revolutionaries began heading to a Mosque on Victoria Street to meet up with the forces of Malam buakar, the  Muslim scholar who had issued a legal verdict mandating the rebellion.

Upon seeing soldiers outside a public theater, the revolutionaries attacked them, injuring five soldiers while three fled. The revolutionaries then sought to take control of a police station to acquire more weapons, but failed to do so due to the armed police presence.  Though they succeeded in injuring  Toti Joaquim Da Silva and three other police officers.

32braUpon the revolutionaries receiving reinforcement, they headed  back to the prison seeking to free their leader, Bilal Lucutan. However, there were 20 soldiers protecting the jail who opened fire on the rebels, eventually causing them to retreat. On top of that, soldiers led by Fransico Gonclaves Martins came to quell the rebellion. An extremely bloody incident took place when the brave African revolutionaries charged the artillery barracks, managing to injure Caption Francisco in the process.

There were 300 total Africans (who notably lacked artillery), while their enemies totaled approximately 1500 and had superior firearms. Nonetheless, their bravery was immense. Upon the African revolutionaries losing the battle, the Islamic scholars who organized it were given the death penalty or life imprisonment while other ground level revolutionaries were punished with whippings.

The following is a quote from Augusto Moniz Da Silva during the court trials of the revolutionaries:

“It will be proved that for a long time a considerable number of slaves gathered at brazilreddifferent places of this city and conspired to seize their liberty by force.…the leaders of the insurrection indoctrinated their followers in the principles of the religion of their country, instructed them in the writing of Arabic characters, and distributed to them papers written in these characters … which sought vengeful extinction of the white and pardo race, the properties, the profanation of our religion, the burning of our temples, and all the monuments of our splendor and glory.”

The court documents reveal without a shadow of a doubt that Islam was a driving force in these rebellions.  As the Dawah of Islam is carried out in Brazil, we must never forget the names of  Malam buakar,  Bilal Lucutan, and other Muslims who despite the odds, chose to revolt believing that oppression was worst than slaughter.  The story of these brave African revolutionaries deserves to be heard far and wide, and during the World Cup in Brazil, we should keep their brave sacrifices in mind.   We must continue to carry out the message of Islam,  so it can continue to be a force that strives towards a just and equitable society in the midst of inequality and oppression in Brazil.

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Sources
The Islamic Slave Revolts of Bahia, B Arazil A Continuity of the 19th Century Jihaad Movements of Western Sudan by Abu Alfa MUHAMMAD SHAREEF bin,http://www.africandiasporastudies.com/downloads/bahia_slave_revolt.pdf

A Revolution in History The Jihad of Usman Dan Fodio by Ibraheem Sulaiman, http://nmfuk.org/danfodio/IbrahimSulaimansBook.pdf

Fifa Football World Cup Global Dawah Day 5th July! LDM

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From Wales To Syria


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The Shoebox Appeal for Syria has been a great hit in wales!

Although such a small place – Cardiff and Newport has done a great job in coming together for the sake of Allah in order to  put smiles on the faces of  Syrian children.

Non- profit organisations including YMCO have all come together in preparing gifts for the  precious children of Syria in time for Eid!

The  ongoing devastation in the land of sham have left thousands homeless, orphaned and completely destitute.

Childhood has been snatched away from these innocent kids.

However, this great cause by Shoebox appeal 4 Syria will InshaAllah  bring  joy to these innocent children that have been caught up in the conflict.

May Allah reward everyone that have taken part in this great cause and may he give victory to the ummah. Ameen.

keep Donating, Pray for Syria and Never lose hope in Allahs Mercy!

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