Beware: All That Glitters Is Not Gold – Drawing Lessons From The Life Of The Son Of Hamas

In the Son of Hamas, a gripping account of terror, betrayal, Political and covert defection, there are great lessons for the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, and all that glitters is not gold. The story goes thus: Mosab Hassan Yousef was born on May 5, 1978 in Ramallah, a city 10 kilometers north of Jerusalem. He is a Palestinian who worked undercover for Israel’s internal security service Shin Bet from 1997 to 2007. His father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, was a Hamas leader who spent many years in Israeli prisons. Yousef is…

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Scholars for Dollars

Excesses of kings made palatable by the servility of scholars As Muslims negotiate their way through a maze of conflicting information, they should keep in mind the advice offered by Imam al-Ghazzali in his masterpiece, Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din, “Do not seek advice from scholars who stand as supplicants in the court of the ruler. Instead, seek out scholars at whose door the ruler stands in awe!” Three groups of people have caused immense damage to the Ummah in the history of Islam: the munafiqun, the Khawarij, and court scholars. The…

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