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Islam is the Religion of Science and Knowledge



When Allah created man and appointed him as his governor on earth, the man was ordered to worship Allah alone. The man was endowed with reason, received the ability to distinguish evil from good, lie from truth, useless from useful. Allah has guided people throughout history by messengers and prophets, who were ordered to share divine wisdom and knowledge with people in order to save people from wandering in the darkness of ignorance. Divine Revelation guides people along the true path. Some may say Islam and science are incompatible but the fact is they are an inseparable part of each other. Obviously seen in the verses of the Holy Quran and the history of the development of Islamic civilization from which many sciences originated.

Islam directives to obtain knowledge

Allah commanded humans to acquire knowledge and arrange their lives on earth. And to remember the Creator’s mercy and the benefits that He gave to everyone. Suffice to say that the first verses of the Holy Quran, which Allah Almighty asked His Messenger (peace be upon him), were:

“Read in the name of your Lord, Who created. Created man from a clot (blood). Read, because your Lord is the most generous. He taught by means of a writing cane - taught a person what he did not know”. “ Surah Al-Alaq ”, Ayat 1 - 5

Science in Islam

In the Muslim world, science has always enjoyed respect and love. The rulers patronized famous theologians, created conditions for the work of talented scientists. Philosophers and thinkers played an important role in the social and political life of Muslim countries, influenced public opinion, and adopted many government decisions. Abu al-Aswad ad-Douali said: “Kings rule over people, and kings are ruled by scientists.”

The Qur’an encourages believers to listen to the scientist’s advice and listen to them when religious and worldly questions arise: 

“If you don’t know, then ask the owners of the Reminder” (Surah 16 “Anahel”, ayat 43). 

Scientists, who comprehend the truth, live according to their knowledge, and teach others, continue the work of God’s messengers who came to this world to instruct and teach people. One of the hadiths says that scientists are the heirs of the prophets, because the prophets did not leave behind a penny, but left knowledge of Allah and His religion.

Muslims believe that communication with scientists and remembering Allah with them allows a person to earn generous rewards and forgiveness. You can learn from righteous scholar’s knowledge and wisdom, experience, and piety because the Qur’an says about them: 

“He gives wisdom to whomever He wishes, and the one who has been given wisdom is rewarded with great blessings” (Sura 2 “Al-Baqara”, ayat 269). 

Therefore, the great Imam Abu Hanifa said: “It is more pleasant for me to listen to the stories of scientists and sit next to them than to study many religious laws because there you can learn the rules of behavior and the mores of people.”

Islam’s Attitude to the Acquisition of Knowledge

With the beginning of the revelation of the Quran in the history of Arabian society, the era of ignorance ended. An era marked by intertribal hostility, a decline in morals, and a lack of interest in science. Islam is against ignorance and Prophet Muhammad clarified the great importance of teaching believers to read and write, and inspired them to acquire and disseminate useful knowledge.  Prophet Mohammed PBUH said:

“The acquisition of knowledge is the duty of every Muslim.” 

Another hadith refers to the following words of the Prophet:

“To whom Allah desires well, He gives knowledge about religion.”

The pursuit of knowledge is an inherent feature of true believers, since any virtue is to some extent related to knowledge, and any vice is related to ignorance. Prophet Muhammed PBUH said:

“The dignity of knowledge is higher than the dignity of worship, and religion is based on piety.”

The Umayyad caliph and eminent son Umar bin Abd-al-Aziz said: “He who does deeds without knowledge, does more harm than good”.

The Qur’an obliges Muslims to acquire knowledge solely for the sake of faith, and not for the sake of wealth, fame, or position in society. THE PROPHET SAID:

“Do not acquire knowledge in order to be proud of it in front of scientists, to argue with fools, or to be at the head of meetings. and Hell is Hell! – awaits those who do so”.

Islam’s relationship to the social sciences

The Holy Quran calls for the study of not only the phenomena and creatures that a person observes and sees with his physical eyes but the history of ancient peoples, their standard of living, culture, everyday life, as well as the instructive history of their death due to devotion to vicious desires.

The religion of Islam, in essence, calls for studying the experience of previous generations. And following the faithful and good and avoiding past mistakes, that is, history, sociology.

In the Holy Quran, the Almighty says:

“Did they not wander the earth and see what was the outcome of those who came before them? Were stronger by their power, cultivated the land, and ennobled it more than ennobled it (these). And their messengers came to them with clear signs. And the Lord was not unjust with them, but (they) were unjust to themselves! "

As we can see, the verse calls for the study of life, development, decline, and death of past peoples. Isn’t this a call to the study of history and sociology? This is a clear and firm indication for both contemporaries and future generations.


Muslims’ respect for givers can’t be compared to the respect one gain through wealth or position in society. It is based on the recognition of their high position before Allah and does not stop even after their death. Ibn al-Muqaffa said:

“If you are respected for money or power, then do not rejoice, because respect will end when you lose money and power. But rejoice if you are respected for knowledge or piety.”

There are many statements by Muslim thinkers that the study of the sciences is superior to the practice of additional religious practices. A glorious companion of Abu Hureyr said: “It is more pleasant for me to spend an hour studying religion than to stand in prayer all night until morning.” An expert in hadiths Mutarrif bin Abdallah said: “It is more pleasant for me to acquire knowledge than to simply worship Allah, and it is more pleasant for me to be healthy and thank Allah than to go through a trial and be patient.” A well-known hadith says that the superiority of a scientist over one who worships Allah without knowledge is like the superiority of the full moon over the stars.

The Prophet Mohammed PBUH clarified that the acquisition of knowledge is not the responsibility of scientists or students alone. Everyone can acquire and pass on to another piece of useful knowledge. Thereby earning the pleasure of Allah and His reward. The hadith says:

“May Allah illuminates the one who hears my words, remembers them, and passes them on to others. and it may happen that the bearer of knowledge does not understand religion, but will pass them on to the one who understands religion better than him.”

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Jewish Nazism is reality not fiction



Jewish Nazism

I realize that the title of this article might offend and provoke many people, especially those adhering to the Judaic faith. I do know that Jews, like everyone else, are not carbon copies of each other. There are many conscientious Jews who believe in fairness and basic human equality regardless of color, race and faith, and strongly reject racism and chauvinism in any form. Also, I will no longer be using euphemistic language in reference to Jewish Nazism especially in light of the latest Dresden-like bombing of Gaza by the Judeo-Nazi state also known as Israel.

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These people I salute for their rectitude, humanity and morality. They are our natural partners for peace and a better tomorrow for our children and their children.

But there are numerous other Jews who don’t believe in human equality and justice for all. Indeed, there are many Jews, e.g. followers of the hateful Chabad sect, who don’t even ascribe full humanity to people who are not members of the Jewish faith.

Needless to say, the venomous ideology adopted by these racist fanatics has much in common with Aryan Nazism.

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What else can be said to describe an ideology that teaches adherents that the life of a non-Jew has no sanctity and that goyem can be murdered without the slightest compunction or feeling of guilt?

The shocking reactions by the Israeli government, rabbis, and community leaders to the latest abduction, murder and subsequent burning of a Palestinian kids in Gaza are very telling.

In a certain sense, these reactions and attitudes can be compared to the reactions and attitudes of many Germans to the pogroms carried out against Jews by the Nazis prior to and during the Second World War.

The gleefully despicable embrace of the brashly hideous crime by the bulk of the Israeli Jewish society underscores the fact that millions of Jews in Israel and abroad do harbor certain Nazi tendencies, especially against the Palestinian people. These tendencies are too real and too tangible to be overstated.

However, we must call the spade a spade, even at the expense of upsetting the huge Zionist propaganda machine which habitually alters the black into white and the blatant big lie into a “truth” glorified by sheepish westerners who have long been brainwashed into believing that Israel is a modern, civilized and democratic state.

In the final analysis, when Jews (or anyone else) think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they simply become Nazis. Pure and simple.

Today, there are numerous Jews who openly call for the physical annihilation of Palestinians as retaliation for the abduction and killing of three Jewish settlers in the West Bank.

Saber-rattling rabbis speak menacingly of the need to adopt “the Biblical way” to combat the Palestinians.

For those not versed in Jewish phraseology, “Biblical way” is euphemism for genocide.

Today, the Israeli media reported that some army personnel openly appealed to the government to “give us the green light to annihilate them.”!!!

Just read what thousands of Jewish youths have been writing on their Facebook pages! It is outrageous, disgusting and sheer evil.

To put it in a nutshell, Nazism is being regurgitated and exuded all over Israel. This is happening in broad daylight while professional liars like Binyamin Netanyahu are filling the ether with all sorts of shameless lies about Israel being victimized by the Palestinians.

Seventy-six years have passed since Kristalnacht. Today Jewish settlers in the west Bank, in close cooperation and coordination, with the Israeli army could very well carry out a huge pogrom against an innocent and helpless community which really finds itself very much in the same precarious and vulnerable position that European Jewry experienced prior to WWII.

I am not a prophet of doom and gloom, but the signs are unmistakably bleak.

A final point, the Palestinian people in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip are surviving thanks to the good-will of the international public opinion. Should the international community go into a brief slumber, God forbid, Israel and its own Wehrmacht, SS, Gestapo and Hitler Youth might embark on the unthinkable. Don’t you ever say Jews can’t carry out a holocaust against their victims, the Palestinians?

Words can kill; words do kill.

Unfortunately, the chilling words we are hearing from many Israeli Jews these days leave no room for optimism.

Khalid Amayreh is a Palestinian journalist and political commentator , we lost him on account of natural reasons on 12th of July last year in the Occupied Palestine

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I’m most definitely Palestinian!




In-your-face brutality, unending genocide, unending atrocities, mass slaughter directed against one’s people, one’s brethren, causes the most strong and unimaginable reaction, in response to the oppressor’s horrendous and barbaric deeds. The autocratic, despotic, tyrannical Israeli-hand systematically and with pre-planned engineered precision, massacres, annihilates, eliminates the young and the old Palestinian alike – in the most inhumane and most despicable of ways. Slaughters men, women and children in broad daylight. Bares its blood-thirsty intentions, its monstrous objectives in the most unashamed of ways. Mercy to none – not to the living, not to the severely wounded and dying; no mercy even on the dead or their lifeless remains.

The constant fear of being bombed anytime, rained down with missiles and all manner of munitions from within the vast arsenal of the Israeli side; definitely stockpiled high, with enough buffer inventory of munitions, deadly and lethal stockpile, to blow the receiving side multiple times over; so as not to leave a “shred” of evidence of your original physical-self on the surface of the land, which your people, generations and generations of your ancestors, since time immemorial have dwelt on.

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The inexplicable terror of seeing Israeli drones constantly “floating about” unopposed, in the skies above your unsheltered head. Drones with eyes like that of a greedy dog. Electronic pixels wanting to cast an evil eye, an evil-spell upon your very being. Eyeing upon your existence, wanting to blow-up, tear-up your physical being, seemingly wanting to devour your flesh and body; all by way of a few computer clicks / even the manual computer-clicks now, seemingly, are being replaced by more automated ways of executing these most evil deeds. Software, coded software, written programs to execute on the most Evil-intentions. Evil-intentions of the most evil amongst the human race.

Everybody knows, the Israelis have exterminated with their weaponry, uncountable numbers of Palestinians across a 40, 50km stretch of land, in front of the whole world, over the past so many weeks and months. And retain the capacity, the ability, the power, the means to slaughter, devour many, many more innocent ones, day in, day out.

The Israelis possess American technology, American weapons – the bedrock of their faith, the foundation stone of their belief in their never-ending invincibility. The Palestinians have their faith in Allah; that Allah will redeem his faithful people, from the clutches of these war-mongers, who rain down terror, day and night on the most innocent, the most vulnerable.

Most definitely, the Moslem spirit in me, the Palestinian spirit in me is not defeated; quite to the contrary, it’s rekindled, stronger than ever.

I’m definitely Palestinian, in every sense of the word, and Allah will save us, Allah will have mercy on us, Allah will guide us.

(Note: Azhaar Amayreh is a marketer stuck in war-ravaged Rafah with her child.)The following article is part of a campaign to raise money to help MZEMO contributor Azhaar Amayreh and her family leave Gaza. Please give what you can.

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The futility of counting on the U.S. to pressure Israel



It is really ludicrous to see how dishonest the U.S “mediators” constantly demand that the Palestinians display more “good will” toward Israel at a time when Israel continues to perpetrate a real Holocaust against the hapless and helpless Palestinaians and steal Palestinian land in broad daylight.

It seems amply clear that the current Palestinian leadership, i.e. the Palestinian Authority (PA)  led by Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, neither learns from its own blunders nor from other people’s blunders. This is really a gigantic disaster befalling the Palestinian people and their enduring just cause.

How else can one relate to the unrelenting illogical insistence of the the whole world on accepting the U.S., Israel’s guardian-ally, as “mediator and honest broker” between us and our murderous tormentors and grave-diggers, Israel?

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Indeed, one doesn’t have to be an expert on American foreign policy in the Middle East to know that the U.S represents the problem, not the solution, given its long-standing embrace of Israeli fascism and expansion.  After all, it is the US that not only enabled Israel to actively pursue its lebensraum policy at the expense of its neighbors but consistently shield it from any accountability or international condemnation.

Today, the U.S. administration is criticizing Palestinian “unilateralism” in reference to desperate PA efforts to get the UN Security Council to recognize Palestinian statehood and agree on a deadline for ending Israel’s Nazi-like occupation.

Well, we all know that the U.S. is being pornographically hypocritical when it accuses the virtually vanquished Palestinians of acting unilaterally as if its spoilt nefarious daughter, Israel, were ever acting in full conformity with international law.

Well, Mr. Abbas and Mr. Ereikat: Don’t be too gullible, too sheepish. Ask your American interlocutors, e.g. Mr. John Kerry, the following questions:

Since when did Israel ever behave bilaterally rather than unilaterally?

Was the usurpation of Palestine and expulsion of its indigenous people at the hands of Jewish terrorist gangs hailing from Eastern Europe, a bilateral or unilateral act?

Was the annexation by Israel of East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights a bilateral or a unilateral act?

Was the building of hundreds of Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem as well as the transfer of 600,000 Jewish settlers to live on a land that belongs not to them a bilateral or unilateral act?

Was the wanton demolition of some 30,000 Palestinian homes by Israel a bilateral or a unilateral act?

Was the annexation of the bulk of the West Bank and East Jerusalem a bilateral or a unilateral act?

And what about this ugly structure, called Separation wall, which resulted in the theft of thousands of acres of private Palestinian land? Was it a bilateral or a unilateral act?

I could go on and on and on listing America’s hypocritical and duplicitous stands on Palestinian grievances and Israeli crimes. Indeed, the U.S dishonest stand on the Palestinian plight has only been consistent in its moral depravity. Indeed, hypocrisy in its most brazen form has always been and continues to be the modus operandi of American policy toward the Palestinian issue. I know it is politically incorrect to speak in this tone. However, truth must not be another victim of the dark evil embrace between the U.S. and Israel.

But morality is not and has never been part of American politics or policies, especially foreign policy. This is why the world looks so ugly, so gloomy and so unjust.

The U.S. is insisting that only a “negotiated” settlement to the Palestinian issue would be acceptable to the U.S.

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In other words, Israel must always have the final say as to any possible peace deal with the Palestinians.

But since Israel would never ever end its occupation or dismantle the settlements, let alone allow for the repatriation of the refugees, it means there can be no negotiated settlement unless the Palestinians agree to surrender to Jewish Nazism. But that will never happen as Muslims, including the Palestinian people, would never allow the Ramallah leadership or any other leadership to commit adultery with the honorable Palestinian cause.

Let’s be honest. The purportedly honest American broker or mediator is neither honest nor a broker or mediator. The proverbial American judge is simply telling the insolent rapist (Israel) and the vanquished rape victim (the Palestinians) to sort it out amongst yourselves. Do we have to be the smartest humans on earth to understand the implications of this brutal ugliness?

It is tantamount to a total American embrace of Israeli fascism. It means that the American stance is actually Israel’s stance. It also means that that the U.S. would never accept or condone any settlement that Israel doesn’t accept.

That is why the Palestinians need to have a moment of truth with themselves.
And the message they need to internalize is that they would have to wait ages if they continued to put their trust in the U.S. to pressure Israel to walk in the path of peace.

Let us face it. Israel will never walk in the path of peace unless it is pressured and bullied to do so. However, Israel would never ever walk in the path of peace as long as it continues to receive nuclear submarines from Germany and the most advanced fighter jets from the U.S.

In a nut shell, America can’t and won’t exert any meaningful pressure on Israel to end its N-a-z-i-like occupation. We all know that Israel controls the American government or at least controls those who control the American government. Israel is intoxicated by its arrogance of power and Talmudic insolence. And the U.S., Israel’s guardian-ally, is not in a position to be an honest mediator and to impose a deal on Israel or even convince her to allow for one that would give the Palestinian a semblance of justice.

What should be done?

We must go ahead with our efforts at the U.N. Security Council, irrespective of American threats to veto any resolution favorable to the Palestinian cause. At least casting the veto would embarrass America itself and its treacherous Arab allies (they are not actually allies but cheap slaves and puppets as we all know).

We Palestinians must be confident of our inevitable triumph over Zionism and its evils. Yes, it may take time, but eventually Zionism won’t live forever in a sea where hundreds of millions live.

Khalid Amayreh is a Palestinian journalist and political commentator , we lost him on account of natural reasons on 12th of July last year in the Occupied Palestine

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