Toronto Star’s “Fake News” Serving “Political Islam”
By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 @ 5:29PM
The Left-leaning media and academia in North America and Europe have become Political Islam’s best advocates. As women in Iran and Saudi Arabia fight against Islamic oppression, which includes mandatory covering of the head and the body – hijab, the Left in the West is hailing it, as a symbol of women’s liberation. Any criticism is regarded as “Islamophobia.”
While ignoring the growing numbers of Muslims engaging in anti-Semitic and anti-Christian propaganda and incitement to physical attacks, the Left sides with Imams and Islamist leaders who promote shari’a (Islamic law), which does not separate the mosque from the State. The useful idiots on the Left- especially the Progressive Left – accept the Islamists deceitful explanations sprinkled with Western democratic terminology that shari’a -is “just and merciful.” And that an “Islamic Democracy” (an oxymoron) is the ultimate alternative to Western unjust legal systems and compatible with secular Western values. The Left does not challenge these lies. Instead, they lend a veneer of legitimacy to the Islamists and promote their hate propaganda.
A relevant example is the Toronto Star. This Left-leaning paper, which often serves as a mouthpiece of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government, attacked Jonathan D. Halevi, the former publisher and editor of the now-defunct CIJ News online, for exposing the hate-filled sermons conducted by an Imam at a Toronto mosque
Halevi, an IDF retired Lt. Col., is a senior researcher of the Middle East and radical Islam at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, who reported in CIJ News on supplications to Allah recited by Ayman Elkasrawy, an Imam at Toronto’s Masjid mosque. Halevi translated from Arabic the videos that were posted by Masjid Toronto mosque, including the following lines: “Give us victory over the disbelieving people”; “Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Do not defer [it] from them”; and “O Allah, purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews.”
The Toronto Star published an “exposé” last October, alleging Halevi’s translation of Elkasrawy’s sermons was misleading.
Relying on “experts,” the Star’s “Identity and Inequality Reporter” Jennifer Yang alleged Elkasrawy’s prayers were mistranslated and taken out of context. The Star’s “experts” described the translation by Halevi as “propaganda”, “mistranslated”, “decontextualized”, “disingenuous” and “slanted translation”.
The Star noted that its five Arabic experts for the story were Mohammad Aboghodda, Understanding Islam Academy, Atiqa Hachimi, University of Toronto, Nazir Harb Michel, Georgetown University, Jonathan Featherstone, University of Edinburgh and Kristen Brustad, the University of Texas at Austin.
Diane Weber Bedrman, a Canadian journalist, and blogger revealed that Toronto Star reporter, Jennifer Yang “was explicitly told in an email by Halevi that his translation was “mainly based on Islamic sources,” and provided her with a few examples.” Bederman added, “Ms. Yang did not mention this fact in her article. When asked to explain why she edited out any reference to Halevi’s statement regarding the Islamic sources, Ms. Yang decided not to respond to Mr. Halevi’s email.”
Upon my request Halevi provided a wealth of sources supporting his translation of the Arabic word in question “danas” as “filth” (and/or referring to the “filth of the Jews”/ “occupiers” etc.) from dictionaries (Lisan al-‘Arab, Al-Mawrid, Al-Faraid, Wehr,Al Munjid, Sharoni, Ayalon Shenaar, Almaliah, Persian and Urdu dictionaries and more), leading Muslim scholars in North America, Islamic organizations (such as Muslim Brotherhood, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Jund Ansar Allah and Hamas), Islamic literature (Nida’ul Islam, The Khilafah) research centers specializing in translation from Arabic (FBIS (US Government service), MEMRI, Palestinian Media Watch, Investigative Project on Terrorism, SITE Intelligence Group, IMPACT-se), mainstream media agencies and outlets (Reuters, CNN, New York Times, IRNA).
Ironically, Halevi’s translation is also supported by Toronto Star’s online news archive. On October 18, 2011, the Star reported:
“Toronto’s Abdullah Hakim Quick, an African-American convert, said AIDS was caused by “sick” homosexuals who want “to take us all down with them” and referred to the “filth” of Christians and Jews. He later rejected accusations of bigotry. His “filth” comment, he wrote, was merely a plea for “God to heal the spiritual corruption that afflicts some members of religious groups, which in turn leads to injustice against innocent people.”
Toronto Star’s article contains a link to Abdullah Hakim Quick’s statement in which he explained his statement “May Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, clean and purify al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Yahood [Jews]”. Quick’s supplication urging Allah “to purify al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Yahood [Jews]” was widely reported also by other Canadian media outlets such as The Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, Brampton Guardian, Xtra, Canadian Jews News (CJN), The Muslims Times.
The word “filth” in the Islamic context of non-Muslim occupation of Palestine appeared a year earlier in another news report by the Star:
“Occupied Palestine will be liberated from the filth of occupation by the strength of resistance and through the faith of the resistance,” Ahmadinejad said to the crowd.”
Dr. Yusus Badat, the former chairman of the Canadian Council of Imams, explained in a sermon that the “impurity” mentioned in this verse (9:28) refers to the “ internal filth” (originally in English) of the disbelievers and not to their “external filth” (originally in English). Answering a question whether non-Muslims who are considered “impure” are allowed to enter mosques, Badat said that it is permissible if the visit serves the benefit of the Muslims (Dawah etc.), they are clean externally and respect the holy place.
On October 23, 2017, Honest Reporting Canada sent to Toronto Star a letter that among other things contained links to MEMRI’s articles and videos in which the word “danas” was translated as “filth”. Once again Toronto Star dismissed any other legitimate translation of the word “danas” and refused to correct or update its original article.
In response to Honest Reporting Canada’s letter, Kathy English, the Public Editor of the Toronto Star, wrote on October 30, 2017:
“We have looked at your concerns and do not see any need for correction or clarification here. Understanding the sensitivity of the subject matter, the reporters and her editors put an immense amount of thought and consideration into this piece. The Star stands by its reporting and writing of this feature article…”
The Star unequivocal dismissal of Halevi’s translation of another sentence of Elkasrawy’s supplication – “Give us victory over the disbelieving people” – exposes, even more, the poor journalistic standards of the Star, its Public Editor, Kathy English and its Identity and Inequality Reporter, Jennifer Yang. It also casts a long shadow over the professionalism and credibility of the experts the Star consulted in this case.
In my investigation of the case, I’ve learned that Halevi told Jennifer Yang in an email sent on July 25, 2017, that his translation was based (among other Islamic sources) on the English translation of the Quran known by name Saheeh International. He added,
“Copies of Saheeh International are being distributed for free across Canada by Dawah groups including at Dundas Square. They were also handed out to visitors at Jam’e Abu Bakr Siddique Masjid, a Sunni mosque located at 2665 Lawrence Ave. East in Toronto, during an open house celebrating the first Ontario Islamic Heritage Month on October 29, 2016.)”
Also, in this case, Halevi’s translation is backed by a plethora of Islamic sources including leading Canadian Islamic organizations and scholars.
This exact translation – “Give us victory over the disbelieving people” – was used by Dr. Mustafa Khattab, imam at the St. Catharines mosque (Ontario) and a member of the Canadian Council of Imams, in his English translation of Quran. Mustafa Khattab, The Clear Quran-A Thematic English Translation, Dr. Mustafa Khattab, Siraj Publications, Canada, 2016, pp. 76, 84, 102. The book has been distributed for free by Canadian Dawah groups, including the Muslim Students Association at York University.
The same translation appears also in a book of supplications authored by Shaikh Abu Umar Abdul Azeez (Abdul Azeez al-Athari), scholar, author, translator and Imam at Abu Huraira Center, Toronto. Abu Umar Abdul Azeez, The Accepted Dua [Supplication], compiled and translated by Abu Umar; Abdulazeez, http://abenefitaday.com/ in conjunction with Abu Hurairah Centre, Third Edition, 2013, Canada, pp. 25, 82, 85. This book has been distributed for free by Canadian Dawah groups, including Walk-In Islamic infoCenter.
Here are some other sources, including Canadian Islamic sources, that supports Halevi’s translation:
- Hosam Helal: “Grant us victory over those who made us their enemies”. Imam Hosam Helal currently serves as the Imam and Religious Affairs Director at Islamic Society of St. Catharines. He also serves as the Associate Chaplain at Brock University, an instructor at ISNA Canada, and a director of Mishkah Social Services. He previously served as the Imam at the Muslim Association of Hamilton and Program Coordinator at ISNA Canada. He has served as Imam, khateeb, teacher, and instructor for the last 10 years at several universities throughout Canada and the United States.
- 24 Hours with the Prophet, reviewed by Sheikh Abu-Khalid Almadani, Islamic Communication Trust, Karachi, Pakistan, p. 122.The book has been distributed for free by Canadian Dawah groups.
- Fortress of the Muslim, Invocations from the Quran & Sunnah (Arabic, English & transliteration), reviewed by Sheikh Imam Ahmed Shahab, collectfreequran.com, pp. 43-45. The book has been distributed for free by Canadian Dawah groups, including Walk-In Islamic infoCenter and the Muslim Students Association at York University.
- Muslim Prayer Handbook, compiled by Muhammad Obaidullah, Islamic Communication Trust, Karachi, Pakistan, p. 4. The book has been distributed for free by Canadian Dawah groups.
- The Quran: English Meanings and Notes, Saheeh International, Al-Muntadsa Al-Islami Trust, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2012, pp. 37, 44, 61. The book has been distributed for free by Canadian Dawah groups, including Walk-In Islamic infoCenter, Street Dawah Toronto, Street Dawah near St. Lawrence Market in downtown Toronto, the Muslim Students Association at York University and Canadian Muslim Students Associations.
- Syllabus for the Month of April for MGAs and Workers issued by ICNA Canada (Islamic Circle of North America-Canada) headed by Dr. Iqbal al-Nasvi, the Charman of the Canadian Council of Imams.
- Race To Jannah-5, Group B: Grade 1 to 3, Quran & Tafsir: Surah Al-Baqarah (285-286), http://www.bdhalaqa.ca/ ((Islamic organization in Edmonton, Alberta that teaches the Quran), p. 3, 4.
- The Markaz Oasis, Markaz-Ul-Islam (Islamic Centre in Edmonton, Alberta), Issue: Spring 2012, p. 8.
- Dua Qunoot [Supplication], Complete Qunoot in Arabic, English, translation and transliteration, Mashary Rashod, p. 6.
- A selection of Supplications From Al-Qur’an and Authentic Hadith, ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE TEAM, p. 3.
- Daily Dua [supplication] – Authentic Adhkar prescribed by the Messenger of Allah, Ummah Welfare Trust, 2016, pp. 45-46.
- Dua [supplication] of the Prophet, http://www.islamsbudskap.com, p. 20-21.
- Dua [supplication]-The Weapon of the Believer, Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi, Al-Hidaayah Publishing and Distribution (2001), p. 52.
- What to Do When a Muslim Dies, The Islamic Bulletin, pp. 36-37.
- FORTY RABBANA, Collection of Short Qur’anic Du`a, FISABILILLAH PUBLICATIONS, pp.6-7, 11-12.
Based on its academic experts the Star exonerated Elkasrawy from wrongdoing when he recited the following supplication: “Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah!” According to the Star, the supplication was “decontextualized” and did not refer to Jews.
Interestingly, in his original article on February 18, 2017, Halevi did not state or imply that Ayman Elkasrawy referred to the Jewish people when he was praying to Allah to “slay them one by one.” Halevi wrote the following:
“In 2016, imams at the mosque recited supplications to Allah in support of the “mujahideen (those who engage in jihad) everywhere,” the total destruction of the enemies of Islam and the purification of Al-Aqsa Mosque from the “filth of the Jews.”
Moreover, the Star ignored the fact that in his three supplications recited during Ramadan 2016 at Masjid Toronto, Ayman Elkasrawy invoked Allah for inflicting a total annihilation of the enemies of Islam who committed at least one of the following transgressions
- Wishing ill for Muslims and Islam (Thoughts) – “Whoever wishes ill for us and wishes ill for Islam and the Muslims): “Destroy/ annihilate them as You destroyed/ annihilated [the peoples] of ʿĀd and Thamud [ancient peoples annihilated by Allah because they didn’t heed the warnings of the prophets].
- Inflicting injustice on Muslims (Unspecific action) – “Whoever inflicts injustice on your slaves [Muslims]…O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them. O Allah! Do not defer [it] from them.”
- Displacing Muslims-(Specific action) “Whoever displaced the sons of the Muslims …O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them.”
- Killing/fighting against Muslims-(Specific action) “Whoever killed/fought against Muslims “O Allah! Count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one .”
Toronto Star relied on another expert on anti-Semitism to defend Elkasrawy. Bernie Farber, the Executive Director of Mosaic Institute and former chief executive officer of the Canadian Jewish Congress concluded, “I just do not believe that Ayman [Elkasrawy] is a hateful person”. The Star added: “Farber was bothered by the discrepancy between the “quiet, dignified” man he had come to know and someone who would pray for Jewish people to be slain. Over the years, he has developed “almost a sixth sense” for detecting anti-Semites. Elkasrawy did not fit the mould.”
In my opinion, the Star’s “exposé” was not a paragon of great investigative journalism, but rather seems like a propaganda piece made of “fake news” in the service of the “Political Islam” advocates in North America. The dismissal of contradictory compelling evidence and the insistence not to retract the false allegations shows the Star’s biased and unreliable journalism.
Why did Jennifer Yang, Toronto Star’s reporter ignored the paper’s previous accurate translation of the often recited Muslim prayer, which says that all non-Muslims have “internal filth” and therefore they are banned from entering a mosque, in favor of a more (incorrect) “politically correct” translation that obscures the threat to non-Muslims? Where was the paper’s chief editor?
The unjustified attack on Halevi raises serious questions regarding the Toronto Star’s credibility.
Video – Islamic religious leaders in US and Canada: Non-Muslims have internal/ spiritual “filth”
Yusuf Badat, main Imam and ‘Director of Religious Affairs’ at the Islamic Foundation of Toronto, former Vice-Chair of the Canadian Council of Imams:
I was mentioning about ‘doors open Toronto’ and every year I get this question where people say: why are non-Muslims in the Masjid [mosque]? You know they’re filthy. Why are they here? They are not even dressed properly. Why are they coming in the masjid [mosque]? They might be in their menstrual cycles. You get all kinds of questions like this, you know, ignorance, it is important that we ask when we don’t know. So it’s a good sign. You want to learn. So I felt it is important to clarify certain matters here. There are two issues. Number one is are disbelievers allowed to enter the masjid [mosque]? and number two if they are allowed then what are the conditions? So in terms of entering the masjid [mosque] the Olama [علماء], the scholars of Islam, they agree that it is permissible for disbelievers to enter the masjid [mosque], but with three conditions. Number one is that there should be a purposeful benefit for them entering the masjid [mosque]. To enter the masjid [mosque] there should be a purposeful benefit, that why are they entering? to see, to learn, we can give dawah [propagation to Islam]. You have many times something that goes wrong, maintenance, and there is no Muslim that can take care of that. So who do we call? A non-Muslim to repair something. Someone recently sent me photos of the haram [Great Mosque of Mecca] and the expansion in Mecca, and how it’s going to be extended etc. and they’ve contracted some of some parts of the construction and the expansion of the haram [Great Mosque of Mecca] in Mecca to non-Muslims from different countries, and they enter there for a purposeful benefit. So if a non-Muslim is entering with a purposeful benefit then it’s permitted. Condition number one.
Condition number two is that they should be externally clean. Their clothes should be externally clean. So they’re wearing nice clean clothes that’s fine. We don’t, we don’t bother about what is internal. We’re not concern, and this is what the Olama [scholars of Islam] say in [the book] “Ila Al-Sunan” [إعلاء السنن] in the books of “fiqh” [فقه jurisprudence], it’s mentioned that the verse where Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, says that the “mushrikun” [مشركون polytheists] are impure it doesn’t refer to the external impurity. It’s referring to the “aqidah” [عقيدة faith] and the belief that they have, that may be corrupt. So people generally quote the verse of Surah [chapter of the Quran] Al-Tawbah [Repentence] where Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, says لا يدخلون المسجد الحرم [إِنَّمَا الْمُشْرِكُونَ نَجَسٌ فَلا يَقْرَبُوا الْمَسْجِدَ الْحَرَامَ ] they should not enter the masjid [mosque]. So this is referring to their internal filth not their external filth, their internal impurity, not their external impurity. So this is condition number two.
And condition number three is that they should respect the sacredness of the masjid [mosque]. They should respect the sacredness of the masjid [mosque].
Abdullah Hakim Quick, Vice President & Outreach Coordinator:
“May Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, clean and purify Al-Aqsa Mosque [masjid] from the filth of the Jews [Yahood]. May Allah, Exalted and Glorified be He, clean Afghanistan and Iraq and all of the lands from the filth of the disbelievers [Kafiroon].”
On March 30, 2010, Quick explained his statement as follows: “A clip taken from another lecture made me appear to be intolerant of Christians and Jews. Toward the end of my talk I made a supplication for God to purify Islam’s third holiest shrine from the “filth of the Christians and the Jews.” The implicit — and obvious understanding for anyone who heard my lecture — was that I was asking God to heal the spiritual corruption that afflicts some members of religious groups which in turn leads to injustice against innocent people.”
Ayman Elkasrawi, Imam at Masjid Toronto Mosque (originally in Arabic):
“O Allah, purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth [“danas” دنس] of the Jews. O Allah, purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth [“danas” دنس] of the Jews.”
On December 15, 2016 – Ayman Elkasrawy shared شبكة رصد’s video that was accompanied with the following caption (originally in Arabic): “Graphic pictures! of the Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo before and after it was destroyed by Assad forces and Russia.” In this context, Elkasrawy commented the following (originally in Arabic): “The impure/filthy [anjas] rejectionists [“rawafid” – derogatory manner by Sunni Muslims to describe the Shiite Muslims].” Some Salafi Muslim scholars ruled that Shiites are unbelievers.
On February 20, 2017, Elkasrawy tweeted the following: “Neither I, Masjid Toronto or the congregation harbor any form of hate towards Jews. And so I wish to apologize unreservedly for misspeaking during prayer last Ramadan. I firmly believe that all human beings: Muslims, Jews, Christians and people of all and no faith deserve to live a life free of any threat to their safety. In my supplication, my intention was to refer to a very specific political situation that is the result of military occupation. I sincerely regret the offense that my words must have caused.”
Tarek Ramadan, imam at the Muslim Association of Canada in Vancouver, British Columbia (originally in Arabic):
“The Al-Aqsa Mosque, as I’ve said, is a trust placed in the hands of every Muslims. It is now invaded by an impure gang of Israelites. It is now under a gang of the worst kind of Mankind.”
Yasir Qadhi, the Dean of Academic Affairs at AlMaghrib Institute in Houston, Texas:
- “The life and property of a mushrik [polytheist] holds no value in the state of jihad. Make no respect. Notice that I said in the state of jihad, not at all times and places. The life and property of a mushrik becomes ‘halal’ [permissible] while in a state of jihad. The prophet, peace be upon him, said, and I quote the hadith before, ‘I have been commanded to fight the people until they say: ‘There is no god but Allah’ [Islamic creed declaring belief in the oneness of God (tawhid)], and when they say ‘There is no god but Allah’ [meaning accepting Islam], he went on, when they say ‘There is no god but Allah’ [meaning accepting Islam], their life and property become protected for me. Which means if they don’t say ‘There is no god but Allah’ [meaning accepting Islam] their life and property are halal [permissible] for the Muslims. So the Christians do commit shirk [polytheism], they are ‘kuffar’ [disbelievers] and they are Mushrikoon [polytheists]. The Mushrikoon are najis [impure, filth], they are filthy. Najasa [impurity, filth]. They are filthy, a spiritual filthiness which can only be purified by the purity of monotheism [tawhid]. Allah calls the mushrikoon [polytheists] najis [filthy] which is a very evil thing. When Allah Himself says the mushrikoon [polytheists] are najis [impure, filth], Allah is calling them najis [impure, filth], they are najasa [impurity], a filthy, impure, dirty substance.”
On July 3, 2013 Yasir Qadhi published a “Clarification and Notice” in which he wrote among other things the following: “Never have I claimed that Christians need to be prevented from practicing Christianity, or that they are filthy. This is truly a preposterous claim, as even the most basic exposure to Islamic law would demonstrate that non-Muslims are allowed to worship according to their doctrines in an Islamic state. Therefore (and I have made this point many times in my lectures), if this is the case in an ideal and theoretical ‘Islamic state’, how can anyone claim that Muslims want to ban Christianity in a non-Islamic land?”
Ammar Shahin, imam at the Islamic Center of Davis, northern California:
“Oh Allah, support Al-Aqsa Mosque and the rest of the Muslim lands. Oh Allah, liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth [“adnas” أدناس] of the Jews. Oh Allah, destroy those who closed the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Oh Allah, show us the black day that You inflict upon them, and the wonders of Your ability. Oh Allah, count them one by one and annihilate them down to the very last one. Do not spare any of them.”
Islamic Center of Davis President Amar Zedan told Fox News that “the excerpts don’t explain the full context of the Friday sermon itself. Those words were directed at oppressors…Israeli regimes that are oppressing Palestinians – not at Jews generally.”
Palestinian imam in Gaza:“…and until this holy land is purified from the filth [“danas” دنس] of the Jews.”
Omar Abu Sara, imam, and preacher at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem:
“I say to the Jews loud and clear: The time for your slaughter has come. The time to fight you has come. The time to kill you has come. Allah willing, we are ready for the task – we and the loyal and faithful Muslims, along with the armies of the state of the Islamic Caliphate, which will come to liberate this land from your filth [“adnas” أدناس]… Oh Allah, hasten the day of the [slaughter[ of the Jews. [Crowd: Amen] Oh Allah, hasten the day of their killing. [Crowd: Amen] Oh Allah, hasten the day we fight them. [Crowd: Amen] Oh Allah, hasten the day of their slaughter. [Crowd: Amen] Allah, hasten the day when the Al-Aqsa Mosque is cleansed of their filth [“adnas” أدناس].”
Ali Abu Ahmad, preacher at Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem:
“Oh Allah, protect the Al-Aqsa mosque from the filth of the Jews [“danas” دنس]. Oh Allah, annihilate all the Jews! Oh Allah, enable us to kill them!”
Abu Ubaidah, spokesperson of Al-Qassam Brigades, the military/ terrorist of Hamas:
Al-Qassam Brigades promise you that Muhammad Al-Daif will, God-willing, be the commander in chief of the conquering and liberating army that will enter into the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque until we cleanse all of our land of the filth [“danas” دنس] of the remaining occupiers.”
Appendix II –
Supplication-01 – Ramadan 1437 Hijri _2016 – 11th Night Taraweeh (June 16, 2016)
O Allah, we ask You for complete faith. [congregation:] Ameen [declaration of affirmation],
and a true confidence [in You], [congregation:] Ameen,
and beneficial knowledge, [congregation:] Ameen,
and a goodly provision, [congregation:] Ameen,
and submissive heart, [congregation:] Ameen,
and a tongue that is remembering Allah. [congregation:] Ameen,
and acceptable deeds, [congregation:] Ameen,
and cure for all diseases. [congregation:] Ameen,
and victory over the enemies. [congregation:] Ameen,
O Allah! Raise the standing of Islam and the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Give victory (help) to your oppressed slaves all over the world, east to west. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah, O the Lord of the Worlds! [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Destroy the criminals. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Destroy anyone who inflicts injustice on your slaves, O the Lord of the Worlds! [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Count their number; [congregation:] Ameen, slay them one by one, [congregation:] Ameen and spare not one of them. [congregation:] Ameen
O Allah! Do not defer [it] from them, O the Lord of the Worlds! [congregation:] Ameen
O Allah! Seize them with the seizure of One Mighty, Omnipotent [referring to a Quranic verse that deals with the punishment Allah inflicted on Pharaoh and his people] [congregation:] Ameen
Supplication-02 – Ramadan 1437 Hijri_2016 – 29th Taraweeh (July 4, 2016)
You are our Protector and give us victory over the disbelieving people. [congregation:] Ameen [declaration of affirmation]
Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, Controller of the hearts make my heart steadfast in Your religion. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, Controller of the hearts and minds, direct our hearts to Your obedience. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, we ask You for Your Love, and the love of whoever loves You, [congregation:] Ameen, and the love of deeds that will bring us closer to Your Love. [congregation:] Ameen.
And those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Hell. Indeed, its punishment is ever adhering; [congregation:] Ameen.
Indeed, it is evil as a settlement and residence. [congregation:] Ameen.
Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes, [congregation:] Ameen, and make us an example for the righteous. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, forgive us and our parents of our sins. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, have mercy upon them as they brought us up [when we were] small. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, protect the youths of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, protect the girls of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, grant them with righteous husbands and righteous wives. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, grant them with a righteous offspring. [congregation:] Ameen.
Our Lord, give us in this world [that which is] good, [congregation:] Ameen, and in the Hereafter [that which is] good, [congregation:] Ameen and protect us from the punishment of the Fire. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Give victory to Islam and raise the standing of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
And humiliate the polytheism and polytheists. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Give victory (help) to your slaves who believe in the oneness of Allah. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Give them victory over the criminal people.
O Allah! Destroy anyone who killed Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Destroy anyone who displaced the sons of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Count their number; [congregation:] Ameen, slay them one by one, [congregation:] Ameen, and spare not one of them.[congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah! Purify Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews! [congregation:] Ameen.
Supplication-03 – Ramadan 1437 Hijri _2016 – 8th Night Taraweeh (June 13, 2016)
You are our Protector and give us victory over the disbelieving people.
[congregation:] Ameen [declaration of affirmation]
Our Lord, forgive us our sins and the excess [committed] in our affairs and plant firmly our feet. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, make what is lawful enough for us, as opposed to what is unlawful, [congregation:] Ameen,
and obedience to You as opposed to disobedience and spare us by Your grace. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, we ask You Your satisfaction and heaven. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, we ask You Your satisfaction and heaven. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah we seek refuge from Your anger and the hellfire. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, conceal our faults and calm our fears, [congregation:] Ameen,
and forgive our shame and cover our evil deeds. [congregation:] Ameen.
Our Lord, grant us from the mercy that belongs to You. You are the Provider. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, give victory to Islam and raise the standing of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, give victory to Islam and raise the standing of the Muslims. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, whoever wishes good for Islam and the Muslims bestow all goodness upon him
O Allah, whoever wishes ill for us and wishes ill for Islam and the Muslims, make his plot (tied) around his neck. [congregation:] Ameen.
O Allah, turn fate against them, [congregation:] Ameen, and destroy/ annihilate them as You destroyed/ annihilated [the peoples] of ʿĀd and Thamud [ancient peoples annihilated by Allah because they didn’t heed the warnings of the prophets]. [congregation:] Ameen.