Monday, October 18, 2010
Islam and The Media-lecture by sheikh Khalid Yasin
lecture by sheikh Khalid Yasin
..The illegitimate regimes in the Muslim world continue their slavery to
Western governments despite their continued abuse of Islam. They have
done nothing in the face of the anti-Islam propaganda by Western
These corrupt criminals - whether dictators or democrats - whether professing to be custodians of Islam or secularism - were silent when the offensive cartoons attacking Allah's beloved Messenger (saw) were printed and circulated on the Internet. They did nothing during the attacks upon the Qur'an made by Geert Wilders from Holland or when the Quran was desecrated by US troops in Guantanamo Bay. Their silence continues to this day while European governments ban the Muslim woman's dress and minarets in their countries.
The Muslim world now desperately needs a leadership that will stand for Islam, defend the Qur'an and the Messenger of Allah (saw) from slanders and insults, and work to end the continued colonization and occupation of the Muslim lands.
These Muslim rulers who are put in place by the colonial western powers, mainly the U.S. and Britain, operate in a manner so that this great Ummah of Muhammad (saw) remains under the tyranny and injustice of the western-imported man-made system.
The root of the problem does not lie solely with the corrupt rulers but in the system which they are adhering to – the western-imported man-made system. This system, which the rulers implement, is designed only to care for the ruling elite ...and its entourage. Throughout the world, a select elite hoards the world's important resources, depriving billions of people of their basic needs, leaving them to hunger, thirst and homelessness. In the Muslim lands the system might be disguised with selective rules in order to appear Islamic. But when these few rules are stripped away there is no question that the systems implemented are far from what RasulAllah (saw) implemented and the Khulafaa’ (Caliphs) upheld.
We need muslim media..the unreliability of mainstream media are corrupt
pro israel...the West has many stereotypes and misconceptions about Islam that are due to the media, prejudice, and ignorance. Islam is often looked upon as a "extremist...", "terrorist", or "fundamental" religion. Many people hate Islam and do not want to acknowledge its true teachings. In many cases, the media’s reports about Islam are incorrect due to ignorance.
The Islamic world is poorly represented in the West in terms of press and media coverage.A negative image of Islam is becoming more inherent in the Western culture from inaccurate media coverage. The media helps to make an image of Islam to... unsuspecting audiences. The Western public often is misinformed about Muslims through the images on television, motion picture screens, magazines, radios, and comic strips in newspapers, which promote strong messages among their ..audiences. the Western media usually identifies Islam in Muslim conflicts. The media hardly points other religions out in their conflicts.With the Western media’s spotlight and some Western governmental attitudes, the West is a place where Islam is a name of negativity. The Western media has contributed a great deal to this negative image of Islam. Sometimes the media seems to be biased against Islam. When the media distorts the image of Islam, the general public tend to believe it, because the media is a major source of information that the public gets about Islam.
Today, there is no one to shield the Muslims from attack and as a result, the Prophet (saw) is viciously attacked while the Muslims continue to be defeated. What shield do we need? The Prophet (saw) said:
“Indeed, the Imam is a shield, behind whom the Muslims fight and protect themselves.”
The obligation of the Khilafah is not something that belongs to any one group; it is an obligation upon the entire Ummah. Therefore, we must all strive to work as the Prophet (saw) did: to establish Islamic rule in the society. We must work as a group as the Prophet (saw) and the Sahabah (ra) did in Makkah and culture ourselves with the Islamic culture in order to attain the Islamic personality, interact with the society and seek nusrah (support) from the people of power and influence. This effort is the only effort that will enable us to protect the Book of Allah (swt), the Messenger of Allah’s (saw) honour, and the lives of the believers.
May Allah (swt) re-establish the Khilafah in the Muslim lands so that we can protect His Glorious Book, His beloved Messenger (saw) and the believers. Ameen.
“They wish to extinguish the Light of Allah with their mouths, and Allah would not allow but that His Light to be perfected, even though the disbelievers may detest it.”
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