New Muslim Daily News

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New Muslim Daily News

Assalam Alaikum

We are pleased to announce that is now compiling and 
presenting daily news items from around the globe of interest to all Muslims.

In addition to Islamic cultural material (leaflets, analysis, audio talks, 
etc.) this 
site carries the full Khilafah Magazine which is produced monthly. A summary 
of the articles from the July and August editions are listed below.

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"Turkish secularism is on its way out": In June came the news that a 
staggering 167 officers were expelled from the Turkish army. The MGK, the 
National Security council, stated that many had Islamic tendencies. Many 
previous purges have taken place to address this so-called 'crime'. A few 
days before the expulsions from the army, Muslims took to the streets of 
Istanbul, protesting the right to wear hijaab in universities. The secular 
tradition of Turkey finds itself under siege from the sincere Muslims of 
The MGK has as a response become harsher in its suppression tactics. This 
was Mustafa Kemal's dream. Muslims beyond Turkey must also take note. 
For throughout Islamic Lands, there are sincere Muslims living under secular 

The Islamic world is dominated by a pitiful bunch of client states, subservient 
to other nations. The aim of self-reliance is well beyond the sights of these 
governments. Nevertheless it does not stop the leaders of these states using 
self-reliance as a clarion call to rally the nation.

Land disputes have become a major issue in political conflict around the 
world. Conflicts begin (or resurface), due to neighbouring countries having 
ill-defined border demarcations. Current examples are the on going disputes 
over Kosovo, Kashmir, Cyprus and the border conflict flaring between Eritrea 
and Ethiopia, two of the world's poorest countries. Why does it seem to be 
such a major source of conflict and war? We examine the issues and motives 
that underlie this problem.

The advancements of the Western world in education and technology have 
enamoured Muslims for many decades. A deep sense of inferiority has 
overcome many in the Ummah, who on the basis of the huge gulf in 
achievement look up to the Western world and its institutions of science and 
learning as a role model for true progress and revival. Some Muslims identify 
this as the root of the contemporary advancement of the Western world. 
They also believe that education alone is the way to advance the Islamic 
Ummah. Students from Islamic Lands flock to the West in this quest...

Secularism is the detachment of religion from life. Religion is to be practised 
by its adherents in their personal lives only. It is based upon the principle 
'Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's'. Today 
secularism is held to be a standard throughout the world. It is even present in 
Islamic Lands. Many Muslims hasten towards secular ideals, aspiring to be 
'moderate' and 'liberal' as opposed to 'fundamentalist' and 'conservative'. 
is in spite of the fact that Islam maintains that nothing is done for the sake 
the created, but rather for the sake of the Creator (swt). However, secular 
society is forever plagued by a fundamental crisis. What exactly is the cut off 
point at which religion extends beyond individual affairs? This question 
spawns many longstanding dilemmas that can be seen on both sides of the 
Atlantic at the present time.

The USA, for example, is accepted as being the leading nation of the world. 
Others such as Britain and France are seen as influential and aspiring to be 
the leading nation. However, countries within the Islamic Lands, such as 
Bangladesh or Kuwait, are relatively insignificant in their world-profiles. In 
if one were to reflect upon the station of any of the Muslim countries in the 
world arena, far from being an influence over nations, they themselves are 
influenced by others. Consideration of these facts is not an academic matter, 
but is of fundamental importance for the Islamic Ummah. For Allah (swt) has 
ordered the Islamic Ummah to ensure that Islam emerges as the sole 
standard for all peoples.

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