The Battle for al-Andalus

Islam preys on weakness to conquer land, if one were to examine past conquests or entry to non-Muslim lands by immigration, then a takeover, it would be found this is the case. We are seeing similar now with the Islamic State and Boko Haram (aligned with the Islamic State) entering regions which are destabilised or…

Persecution of Hindus and Sikhs during Muslim Mughal rule in India.

Due to the rise of Jihad in the West it is becoming increasingly common for Sikhs to be persecuted by people mistakening Sikhs for Muslims. The Sikh faith was founded during a time of persecution by Muslims to others – namely Hindus – Sikhism is founded on the principles of standing against oppression and defending…

Lessons in history ; Shared prayer space – al-Andalus

In the West we are increasingly seeing shared prayer spaces being offered within Churches for Muslims. This is due to the flood of migrants which have come to the West from the Middle East and Africa.No consideration was given by the powers that be, as to how the migrants would assimilate or even practice their…

German and Muslim Alliance, World War One.

In August 1914, Germany formed an alliance with the Ottomans (Turkish Muslim state/caliphate) as a mutual agreement. A fatwa for Jihad was announced November 1914. The benefits for the Germans; the Muslims would wage Jihad to defeat the enemy in British and French colonial lands, increasing the chances of defeating the enemy. For the Ottomans;…

Fatwa ; World War One

In the early days of World War One, twenty nine Turkish legal scholars met and deliberated for two weeks before drafting five fatwas, (legal opinions) to sanction jihad. On 14 November 1914, the chief of the Ottoman fatwa bureau, Ali Haydar Efendi, read the five rulings from the main steps of the mosque of Mehmed…