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SirZubair
10-31-2006, 09:48 AM
Asalam Alaikum,

PLEASE Fwd this to ALL your FRIENDS and FAMILY
members. MUSLIMS and NON-MUSLIMS.

There has been a recent attack on Sheikh Taj El-Deen
El-Hilali (Lakemba Mosque in Australia) by the
Heartless lie-spreading Media.

These days, the media focuses less on facts and they
focus more on opinions.

But instead of hating the Media, lets become the
Media.

PLEASE fwd the following to everyone you know, lets
stop these rumors from spreading any further.

So come on brothers and sisters, we owe this man.

Maybe not directly, but as a whole, as an ummah, we
owe him alot.

Wa'salaam

- Zubair

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Explanatory Statement by the Mufti Al-Hilaly
Regarding the Recent Media Campaign
I would like to outline clearly and plainly some of
the facts and basics that formulate my faith, belief
and my understanding of the teachings of the true
religion of Islam:

1-The crime of rape against any woman is an abominable
crime; it has no justification, and the perpetrator
deserves the severest punishment and would not deserve
to belong to a religion or to humanity.

2-Women in Australia or any other western society are
free to wear what they like, and no Muslim has the
right to dictate the rulings of his religion on
others. While non-Muslim women can cover or reveal
whatever they choose of their bodies, Islamic Shari’a
made it incumbent upon Muslim men to lower their gaze.
It is prohibited for them to stare at the beauty of
strange women.

3- It is my duty as a religious leader to advise
Muslim women to adhere to and abide by the Islamic
dress code. Having said that, Muslim women are free to
comply with or reject my advice, and their reckoning
will be with Allah the Almighty.

4-By saying the “exposed meat” displayed in a
degrading way is a simile for a woman, making herself
subject to abuse by men with diseased souls whose
animalistic instincts will overcome them whereby they
would abandon their humanity, mind and religion. These
men are responsible for their crime.

5-The metaphor I used of the “exposed meat” was not
appropriate for the western mentality. It has been
quoted and misinterpreted by some groups with ill
intentions. This metaphor was used in a private lesson
given inside the mosque after the Taraweeh (optional
night) prayers on the fourth day of Ramadan. It was
meant for the Muslim attendees at the mosque and not
the general public and particularly not the general
women of our Australian society.

Apart from the above-mentioned facts, I would like to
make it known to all my brothers and sisters in and
out of Australia that:

After the Taraweeh (optional night) prayers on
27/09/2006, at the Lakemba Mosque in Sydney,
Australia, I gave a lesson to the members of the
Islamic community of Australia, the title of which
was: “Why did Allah, the Almighty, mention ‘man’
before ‘woman’ in the crime of theft? as is quoted in
the Quran: {[As for] the thief, the male and the
female, …} [Al-Ma’idah 5.38] while He mentioned
‘woman’ before ‘man’ in the crime of adultery?, as is
quoted in the Quran: {The woman and the man found
guilty of adultery or fornication, …} [An-Nur 24.2]”.

This lesson lasted approximately 15 minutes; 10
minutes of these were spent on explaining the meaning
of the first verse, and the remaining time was spent
on giving advice and guidance relating to the way a
woman dresses and the methods of seduction and the
beauty given to her by the Almighty Allah. I
emphasised that exceeding the limits in this regard is
dangerous to both men and women; and that the devil
exploits these charms of seduction to tempt both men
and women to commit adultery and fornication. In this
case, both men and women are committing a sin. So the
topic did not deal with the crime of rape.

At the end of the lesson when I was explaining the
reason why ‘woman’ was mentioned before ‘man’ in the
verse dealing with the crime of adultery, I said it
was because she possessed the charm, the methods of
seduction and all similar devices given to her by
Allah to tempt the man. For that I borrowed a metaphor
used by an author called Ar-Rifa’i. He said exposing
the meat in an illicit way would encourage the cats to
devour it. I didn’t mean by that to humiliate the
immodest women; I meant to censure the person who
would abandon his humanity and turn into a vicious
animal; and there’s a big difference between a cat’s
behaviour and that of a human’s, as the latter is
commanded and responsible for their actions.

I confess that this analogy is inappropriate and
unacceptable for the Australian society and the
western society in general.

I am deeply saddened and distressed by the acts of
some devious groups which lurk in the dark watching
me, and who cannot tolerate the moderate balanced way
which I adopt to advocate for women’s issues, national
harmony and co-existence, and to hold fast to the love
of our Australian home, to protect it from all forms
of extreme thoughts and to reject all acts of violence
and any act that breaches the rule of law.

Yes, I feel deeply saddened that such an ordinary
lesson has been used to slander and defame me after it
had been translated with the ill intention of a
dubious media that wishes to incite and they present
an unfair campaign, the aims of which are very well
known.

Once again, I turn to all the women of Australia and
the world. You are the shining lights of the world,
you are more than half of the society, and you are the
daughters, the sisters, the mothers and the aunts. How
could any sane person think of humiliating you?

You are the cherished pearls, the dearest thing in the
world. So don’t be taken as offerings at the temples
of the merchants of pleasure, or advocates of
decadence and corruption.

Each one of us is responsible for accounting for his
or her own actions before he or she is asked about
them by the almighty Allah (on the Day of Judgment).
Once again I am very sorry and apologize for what
resulted from an unintentional analogy.

With all my respect to the women of the world.

In due course I will take the necessary decision that
shall lift the pressures that have been placed on our
Australian Muslim community and that which will
benefit all Australians.

The pressure of the last couple of days has had an
obvious effect on my health and well-being. I ask the
public to give my family and I some privacy, time and
space to recover. I have also asked for indefinite
leave from my duties at Lakemba mosque.

Sincerely

Sheikh Taj El-Deen El-Hilali
Mufti Of Australia
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IbnAbdulHakim
10-31-2006, 09:55 AM
that is disgusting, may Allah giv this mufti sabr inshaAllah !

btw im on it bro ;)
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Malaikah
10-31-2006, 09:59 AM
:sl:

Jazakaallah khayr. Do you have a source for that though?
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SirZubair
10-31-2006, 10:11 AM
My apoligies, here is the source.

http://www.smh.com.au/pdf/mufti.pdf
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SirZubair
11-01-2006, 09:28 AM
Check out these threads

The Good That Sh. Taj Has Done

The Imam, The Speach & The Pussycat.

The Kerbaji School Of 'journalism'

Shaykh Taj In Wikkipedia, Where are the peace missions?

Sheik Taj El-din Al Hilaly, what is your opinion?
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SirZubair
11-01-2006, 09:36 AM
Also check out :

"In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Draft 1 (31/10/06):

A statement in response to the crisis involving Sheikh Taj Aldin Alhilali

The Muslims represented by the under-signed organisations wish to submit the following statement to the media and political leadership of our country.

Embargoed for Friday 3 November 2006:

Sheikh Taj Aldin Alhilali acknowledged that some comments he made with regard to women in a speech on modesty at the Lakemba Mosque on 27th September was inappropriate and he has since apologised unreservedly.

We believe that the public scrutiny of the matter should have ended with the apology. Instead it is clear that certain sections of the media and political establishment have used this incident as an opportunity to further
demonise the Australian Muslim community.

When people in Australia protested over the Pope's comments that some teachings of the Prophet Muhammad were "evil and inhuman," Prime Minister John Howard said that the Pope had "expressed his regrets and ... we should really move on."

In Sheikh Alhilali's case however, we believe that the focus has been intense and prolonged disproportionately.

As a result of the increased pressure, Sheikh Alhilali suffered some cardiac complications on Monday 30th October and was admitted to hospital. We pray for his speedy recovery.

We consider this matter to be closed and call upon everyone involved to please show restraint and move on.

The Muslim community should be allowed to deal with the ramifications of the incident in its own time without undue interference from people who wish to score cheap points at its expense.


Signed, as at Thursday 2 November 2006:

Organisations listed alphabetically


Organisations already signed up just from last night:

Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaah
Al-Ghazzali Centre – for Islamic sciences and Human Development
Australian Islamic Mission
‘Ayn Academy – for seekers of beneficial knowledge
Bosnia and Herzegovina Muslim Radio Program
Bosniaks Association of SA – Bosniaks Masjid Adelaide
Mission of Hope
MuslimVillage.net
Muslim Youth Central
youthemerged - Uniting Muslim Youth
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north_malaysian
11-01-2006, 09:45 AM
Thanks for this statement ... even the media in Malaysia quoting the sources which attacking him...:cry:
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SirZubair
11-01-2006, 05:38 PM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
Thanks for this statement ... even the media in Malaysia quoting the sources which attacking him...:cry:

May Allah swt put mercy in their hearts.
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Malaikah
11-02-2006, 03:56 AM
Originally Posted by north_malaysian
Thanks for this statement ... even the media in Malaysia quoting the sources which attacking him...:cry:
:sl:

Man, even Muslims in Australia are attacking him! :uuh: And the attacks started even before he had a chance to defend himself, honestly its sad how quick some people are to assume the worst of others! :offended:
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north_malaysian
11-02-2006, 03:58 AM
Originally Posted by cheese
honestly its sad how quick some people are to assume the worst of others! :offended:

something normal among Muslims here too...
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SirZubair
11-02-2006, 08:25 AM
Originally Posted by cheese
:sl:

Man, even Muslims in Australia are attacking him! :uuh: And the attacks started even before he had a chance to defend himself, honestly its sad how quick some people are to assume the worst of others! :offended:
One of the Groups that are demanding his resignation are the Ahbash.

Who are the Ahbash?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Ahbash

http://www.islamicweb.com/beliefs/cu...si_history.htm

If you would like to read the W@habi/Salafi view on the Ahbash, here, read this :

http://www.allaahuakbar.net/habashis...ir_beliefs.htm

( i am going to bash myself after this, for linking to that website )

http://www.naqshbandi.org/topics/ref...cp/default.htm

h t t p : / / w w w . s u n n a h . o r g / f i q h / m u s l i m s _ b e w a r e . h t m

I Prefer Shaykh taj as my Mufti, rather than being replaced by an Extremist.
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Malaikah
11-02-2006, 09:40 AM
:sl:

Forget Ahbash man (who ever they are), Muslims are condeming him left right and center, regardless of sect or whatever! And they are doing it in such an un-Islamic way too!

Not only groups and stuff, even your average layman.
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SirZubair
11-02-2006, 09:59 AM
Originally Posted by cheese
:sl:

Forget Ahbash man (who ever they are), Muslims are condeming him left right and center, regardless of sect or whatever! And they are doing it in such an un-Islamic way too!

Not only groups and stuff, even your average layman.
Aud'billah.

I pray that Allah swt guides them all, whoever they are.

I see Irfan Yusuf has written another article that has been printed in Papers across Australia and NewZealand. :rollseyes I am sick of arguing with that guy. So i won't bother this time.
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SirZubair
11-11-2006, 10:36 AM
Sheikh Taj said on Friday.... That this is all a test, like putting minerals into an oven, it separates the gold from the dirt.
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