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The return to Islam and the end of humiliation

Qatari ruler has visited Gaza (through Egypt), weakening the painful isolation of the Hamas-led strip. Such a visit would be unthinkable under secular tyrant Hosni Mubarak whose suffocation of Islamic political activists knew no bounds.

The winds that swept away Mubarak, Muammar Gaddafi and Ben Ali and seriously threaten al-Asad of Syria are bound to usher in relief for the Muslim and his religion.

This observation is elucidated in a series of articles we have written since the winds started blowing two years ago. These include:

In the fall of Arab tyrants, Islam finds new strength

How ‘Islamist’ Arab Africa will affect black Africa

EGYPT: the new spokesman of Islam

The fallacy of defensive war in Islam

By ABUL A’LA MAUDUDI

Summary: Thinking that they are defending the image of Islam, some naïve Muslim activists claim that Jihad is waged merely for self-defence. Contrary to this defeatist and apologetic mentality, Islam goes to war to seize political power and eliminate the dominance of any system other than itself.

Read more: The fallacy of defensive war in Islam

Like Luganda, Kiswahili has an indigenous community in Uganda

 

The belief that Kiswahili is a foreign language that has no distinct community in the East African country reflects how fallacy can win quite a following.

By YUSUFU BWANIKA

Apart from holding the same view with Jan Knappert that Kiswahili is Oriental, some people believe that there is no Waswahili in Uganda. Others believe that there is nothing like a Swahili community anywhere in the world, and that many people use the intermingled language simply for fun.

Read more: Like Luganda, Kiswahili has an indigenous community in Uganda

The difference between Islamic healing and witchcraft

By MAHMOOD KIBAATE

Summary: The practice of reciting verses of the Qur’an to cure an illness is a deep-rooted Muslim tradition known as Ruqya. In Uganda this noble tradition has been mixed with magic to fleece unsuspecting patients. In this article Sheikh Mahmood Kibaate separates the wheat from the chaff.

Read more: The difference between Islamic healing and witchcraft

Elderly-support organization appeals for field van


Here is the appeal in full:

Help BAFNET acquire a field Van

BAFNET stands for Bakadde Foundation Network. Bakadde in the Luganda language means the elderly or old-age people.

BAFNET is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization (Reg No.S.5914/8632) formed on 23rd/January/2010 to empower the elderly community and orphaned children in Uganda to enable them effectively take part in all society activities that affect them directly or indirectly, thus boosting their socio-economic status.

Read more: Elderly-support organization appeals for field van