Imam al-‘Asi has rendered and continues to render a great service to the Ummah by explaining the Qur’anic ayat in such a way as to have them explain today’s situation. While the Qur’an provides narratives of earlier people, these are not meant as mere stories from history but as timeless lessons so that we may avoid the fate of our predecessors by ordering our lives in conformity with Allah’s (SWT) commands. The lessons in this sequence of ayat from Surah al- Ma’idah are especially applicable today as they talk about authority and divinity. At a time when man-made laws have run amok causing havoc with the lives of the vast majority of humanity, the Qur’anic guidance comes to the rescue of committed Muslims, and by extension, a wayward humanity. It is for us to internalize these lessons by renewing our covenant with Allah (SWT) and His prophet (SAW).
In this ninth volume of the multi-volume tafsir series, Imam Muhammad al-‘Asi has dealt with only the first 40 ayat of Sura al-Mai’dah. These ayat relate to important injunctions requiring detailed treatment, and hence the explanations here enable readers to understand the divine commands with the motivation to go out there and make some changes. Those readers that have followed the tafsir series thus far would appreciate the depth of treatment accorded to the Qur’anic ayat herein. Imam al-‘Asi has taken special care to link the divine commands to today’s reality and identify the present-day covenant violators and oppressors.
This book entitled The Doomed Kingdom of the House of Saud is a welcome contribution to the empty shelves — or virtually empty shelves — in libraries and bookstores about the 21st-century throwback tribal state called “Saudi Arabia.” Don’t misread me; there are some books about Saudi-controlled Arabia in libraries and bookstores, but they don’t have the intellectual courage to undisguise the clannish ruling class in Arabia. The average consumer of mainstream information, who has little behind-the-scenes knowledge, is unaware of the fact that such books are for the most part circulated by publishers that know the chosen class of rulers in Arabia are functionaries of the American imperium and camouflaged clients of the Zionist interest. The world is long overdue for a serious and honest deconstruction of the colonialist love child and imperialist darling otherwise known as Saudi Arabia.
The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir (exegesis) to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This eight volume concludes the explanation of Surah al-Nisa', going from verse 87 through 176. In particular, it addresses issues related to dual-loyalty (nifaq), including the following topics: Muslim-on-Muslim violence as an indicator of nifaq, how jihad and hijrah are relevant to each other, no favoritism in the adjudication of justice, how shirk gets dressed up to prevent God's justice, how nifaq affects Muslim attitudes to social justice, the recalcitrant Yahudi, and the Holy Trinity.
در کل، به نظر می رسد که هنوز سطح مطالعات مربوط به شناخت پیامبر اکرم(ص) در وضعیت مناسب نبوده و در این زمینه کاستی های زیادی وجود دارد، به طالعاتی که با تمرکز بر سیره پیامبر، به مسائل روز جهان اسلام و جهان بشری تمرکز نموده و برای پرسش های کنونی پاسخ مناسب، معتبر و تطبیقی از سیره ایشان استخراج نماید. به تعبیر مقام معظم رهبری، هنوز اقدامات صورت گرفته در این زمینه، پاسخگوی نیازی که جامعه بشری به آگاهی از این پیامبر جهانی و پیامی که ایشان برای بشریت دارند، نیستند. ضمن اینکه این کمبود آگاهی یا درک نادرست از سیره ایشان، به ویژه در فضائی که دشمنان اسلام به صورت ساختگی و جعلی ایجاد نموده و به تحریف رسالت یا محورهای عملکرد ایشان پرداخت هاند، موجب گردیده جریانی در غرب علیه اسلام و این پیامبر معظم پدید آید و به توهین و دیگر اقدامات ضدالهی در چارچوبی کلان از «اسلام ستیزی » منجر گردد.
The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir (exegesis) to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This seventh volume continues with the explanation of Surah al-Nisa', going from verse 36 through 86. A key topic in this volume concerns how the civic trust should be managed; other related topics include: expanding the family circle to include non-blood relations, why Muslims need to be cognizant of their enemies, why capable executors should be entrusted with decision-making responsibilities, and how military preparedness is an aspect of iman.
إن كان يرفض النظام السياسي الغربي المفروض على الأمة منذ رحيل الاستعمار العسكري المباشر، فإنه لا يلقي الكلام على عواهنه؛ بل يُبيّن بدقّة وحذق أستاذ العلوم السياسية، وبإخلاص المسلم، يُبيّن لم كان هذا الشكل من التنظيم السياسي مُناقضَا ليس لأهداف الأمة ومعرقلًا لمسيرتها فحسب؛ بل هو مناقض للإسلام ابتداء. لقد تنبأ صديقي بالكثير من الظواهر التي استجدت على الحركات الإسلاميّة منذ أواخر سبعينيات القرن العشرين. تنبأ بها ووصّفها وحدد مكامن الضعف والفساد فيها، ومكامن القوّة. بل إنه كتب ونظّر ل"الثورة الإسلاميّة" قبل انتصار الثورة الإيرانية بعدّة سنوات، فكان انتصارها تحقيقًا لبعض مقولاته الهامة، ودليلًا على نفاذ بصيرته. بمناسبة الذكرى العشرين لوفاة الدكتور كليم صديقي؛
Is it surprising that Muslims are humiliated and despised almost everywhere? Allah (SWT) has made Taqwa the criterion for one human being to excel another (49:13). When family, race, tribe or “nation” becomes the determining feature for establishing class hierarchies and institutionalizing economic disparities between different groups of Muslims, humiliation is sure to follow. Muslims will have power when they respect Allah’s (SWT) power — that is, when they have Taqwa. Muslims will be weak and humiliated when their public persona is socialized into conformity to man-made power centers or laws. fasting in Ramadan offers Muslims the opportunity to break from man-made laws and to conform to the commands of Allah (SWT) to achieve a life of dignity and honor that He, the Almighty, has promised to His faithful servants, by achieving Taqwa. This booklet has been extracted from Volume 2 of Imam Muhammad al-'Asi’s tafsir, The Ascendant Qur’an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture.
The Ascendant Qur'an: Realigning Man to the Divine Power Culture is the first tafsir (exegesis) to be written directly in the English language. It is also the first tafsir to be written specifically to reinterpret the lessons of the noble Qur'an for the needs of Muslims living in the modern world, and particularly for those active in the contemporary Islamic movement. This sixth volume begins the explanation of Surah al-Nisa', going from verse 1 through 35. In particular, it addresses issues related to women and family life, including the following topics: safeguarding families to build caring societies, legal protections that frame the Islamic moral fabric, and love and responsibility within the framework of marriage.
Al-Fatihah is essentially composed in the form of a dua (supplication) made by the conforming subject to his Sustainer, in response to which Allah (SWT) revealed the noble Qur’an to guide humanity in its otherwise wayward and capricious journey through this world. Without such guidance and the loving care of the Creator, man would be completely lost. Indeed today, he is. It is our hope and sincere desire that this booklet will enable the seekers of truth and guidance to find solace in its words. We also hope that this will enable Muslims, indeed all seekers of truth and justice, to engage the noble Book in a more profound way. If this humble effort provides comfort and solace to those reading it, as well as the motivation to go out there and do something, then we feel our efforts have been rewarded.
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