Tag Archives: terrorism

Refuting ISIS – Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi destroys the basis of ISIS theology at Zaytuna College, California…

The book that this is based on is available on Amazon

Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious And Ideological Foundations

Refuting ISIS: A Rebuttal Of Its Religious And Ideological Foundations

9/11 Looking Back

The following were a series of articles written post 9/11 by some of our scholars and published on my site http://www.masud.co.uk and are worth another read 10 years on.

Recapturing Islam from the Terrorists
by Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad

A Time for Introspection
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf Hanson

Making the World Safe for Terrorism
Sheikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller

Film: Four Lions – quick thoughts

Got around to watching the much touted Four Lions by film maker Chris Morris, I did not find it laugh out loud funny, it was humorous and I thought it was generally very uncomfortable viewing, I felt uneasy throughout the film. Every character in the film was a caricature, not just the four protagonists – everyone and I found this a little distracting. Anyone who sees this film as a comedy has missed the point of the film, this is a very serious satire using very dark humour to get its message across. The best moment in the film for me was when the dimwit Waj says he is confused and that his heart and brain are saying different things to him, Omar tells Waj to do what his heart tells him thinking that Waj’s brain is telling him not go ahead and Waj tells Omar that his heart is telling him that it is wrong, an absolutely wonderful moment in the film, in fact that, for me, is the key moment in the film, it’s the central message, that even a dimwit knows, deep down in his fitra (innately), that¬†¬†such acts are utterly wrong, you can’t justify or rationalise them.