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"Congratulations To Imam Mustafa El-Amin For A Commendable & Unique Achievement For The Muslim Community"
Imam Mustafa El-Amin of Masjid Ibrahim, Newark New Jersey recently completed 44 consecutive weeks (10 months) of Jumah Khutbahs/ commentary on EACH verse of Surah Baqarah (Chapter 2 -The Cow) of the Holy Qur'an. Surah Baqarah is the longest chapter of the Qur'an, comprising of 286 ayats/verses. Imam Mustafa El-Amin displayed
diligence, commitment and fortitude in completing this daunting task. Each week, the believers at Masjid Ibrahim looked forward to learning the upcoming ayats/verses of Chapter Baqarah.
As an example of his commitment to learning, he recited each verse in both arabic and english, which helped the listeners gain a better understanding of the
In my opinion, Imam W. D. Mohammed (May Allah Have Mercy Upon Him) would be proud to see
such an accomplishment from one of his students for the community.
The Imam encouraged the believers to read the Qur'an daily.
I believe, by duplicating this format it might prove beneficial for other Imams as they fulfill their commitment to lead/guide the believers.
It is reported that Muhammad, the Prophet (PBUH) said, "The best among you is he who learns the Qur'an and than teaches it to others."
The 44 volume CD set or individual cds can be purchased (in person) at
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May Allah bless all those Imams who have been chosen to lead,
"with excellence in this world and excellence in the next!"
African State Of Angola Bans Islam All Mosques To Be Destroyed
AFRICANGLOBE – By popular demand, Angolan authorities have taken pre-emptive action and decided to ban the Muslim religion, which they consider a cult, NOT a religion. They see what Muslims are doing to non-Muslims, especially in Africa, and are taking steps to prevent the same from happening in Angola.
In early October 2013, the Muslims living in Luanda in the municipality of Viana Zango were shocked to see the minaret of their mosque dismantled into pieces on the ground without permission. On Thursday 03 October in the morning, the Angolan authorities decided to destroy the mosque Zango located in the urban district of Viana 17 km. The governor of Luanda Bento announced in a radio spot that radical Muslims are not welcome in Angola and the Angolan government is not ready for the legalization of mosques in Angola.
And on Tuesday, November 19, the Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva said. “Regarding Islam, the legalization process has not been approved by the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Therefore all mosques would be closed until further notice. “ It should be noted that the Angolan government has made closing of all mosques a priority. The only two mosques located in Luanda have already received a warning document signed by the mayor of the municipality of Viana José Moreno.
The provincial governor of Luanda, Bento Bento, said on the airwaves of local radio that “radical Muslims are not welcome in Angola and the Angolan government is not ready for the legalization of mosques.” Minister of Culture, Rosa Cruz e Silva explained that the law on freedom of religion will be reviewed given the current national context , noting that the Government will redouble its efforts to fight relentlessly against religious cults like Islam which are contrary to the customs of Angolan culture.
95% of Angola’s population is Christian. A quarter belongs to Protestant churches founded during the colonial period, including congregational evangelical church.
This decisive action taken by the Angolan head of state is based on a desire to guard against the rise of the Wahhabi ideology that has created havoc, death and destruction in Africa and elsewhere. And as rightly explained Tunisian philosopher Mezri Haddad: “Islamism and Islamophobia feed each other. Worse, long-term Islamism as an ideology destroy Islam as religion. “
According to the International Religious Freedom Report 2008, Islam in Angola is a minority religion with 80,000 – 90,000 adherents, composed largely of migrants from West Africa and families of Lebanese origin. The Muslims comprise between 2.5 to 3 percent of Angola’s overall population of 17 million people, most of them Christians.
in the last decade, but especially during the last few years the Muslim community in Angola has grown appreciably and Islamic activities have become more common in major cities. Mosques have sprung up in a number of places and Qur’anic schools have been built to provide Islamic instructions and teach Arabic language to adherents.
Public attitudes toward Islam have been generally negative. Cultural differences between Angolan and Muslim immigrants have been the basis for negative views toward Islam, as was the perceived link between Islam and illegal immigration. Since the September 11 attacks, there has been a deliberate attempt to link Muslims with terrorism. It has become a matter of routine at Luanda airport for security officers to detain Muslims arriving from Sahelian countries.
On September 1, 2008, a Muslim mob attacked non-Muslims in the community of Andulo. The school-age daughter of a deacon at one of the churches was decapitated. Forty Christians were assaulted or tortured. The mob burned three church buildings. They also went to non-Muslim houses to intimidate them or destroyed items of property. Stones were thrown at the headquarters of a local Christian project, causing some damage. An Angolan Christian leader said that the local police were unable to stop the attack and fled the scene.
(Reprinted from the Muslim Journal (9-26-03)
An Exclusive Interview with Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Wed., Sept. 10, 2003
MJ: You have given us a great body of knowledge and is it correct to refer to it as a school of thought?
Imam Mohammed: The word in Arabic is mathhab and it means a school of thought. Mathhab literally comes from a word which means "he is going." It means "he is progressing on the Path of G-d." So mathhab is really a school of thought intended to help us progress in the Way of G-d or on the Path of G-d.
Our history has born a mathhab in America. For our group, African Americans, I don't see any but my leadership being the school. My leadership is that school. So we definitely have our own mathhab in America.
I don't make a lot of talk about it, and we don't want to become attached too much to this idea of a school of thought, a mathhab, to establish an authoritative body or group for the community. I don't want us to become so much interested in that, but it definitely is a mathhab.
MJ: So that protects the language and gives us the language in the mathhab?
Imam Mohammed: Exactly.
MJ: So where did they get the language?
Imam Mohammed: The language is the key. We need to know the language of the leadership, and we need to use the language of the leadership.