Sunday, 3 April 2011

Soccer Crosses vs Nabawi Banner

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Soccer Crosses - an insult to Allah's Majesty was written to create an awareness in regards Muslims unintentionally displaying symbols of ascribing partners unto Allah.

Soccer Crosses - An insult to Allah’s Majesty
ان الله لا يغفران يشرك به ويغفر ما دون ذلك لمن يشاء

 Verily Allāh does not forgive that Shirk be made with Him, but forgives what is less than that to whosoever He wishes. [an-     Nisā:48]
A sad indictment on the state of the Ummah’s Imān and knowledge is the wearing of garments with the Cross – even in the Masjid – under the pretext of supporting certain soccer teams. Included in Shirk is displaying or respecting symbols of Shirk such as the Cross....

The full article can be downloaded here.

I later realised that I had fallen into the same mould which I felt to be unconstructive - being reactive, not proactive. We always state what we are against, but what are we for? In this matter of symbology, we are of course for the symbols of Rasulullah صلى الله عليه و سلم. Hence a revision entitled, "Banner of the Beloved" I had hoped to introduce a programme of physically reproducing the banners to the public and at least making the Ummah aware of some aspect of the sadly neglected Seerah. Unfortunately this did not transpire. Perhaps some reader will be given the Tawfeeq to accomplish this task - Ameen!

سليمان الكندي

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