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The Role of the Holy Mosques in Countering Terrorism

Praise is to Allah and peace and blessings are upon His Prophet. Terrorism has become a global phenomenon which requires the cooperation and collaboration of intellectuals, government officials, and scholars in order to battle the enemies who exploit Islam to serve a violent political vision or a radical ideology. The Imams of the Two Holy […]

The Role of Rumors in Raising Social Criticism and Fueling Extremism and Terrorism

Rumors are tools used to guide public opinion toward a destination that serves certain objectives. Rumors raise irresponsible social criticism whether in the family, street, school, university, workplace, or elsewhere. Irresponsible social criticism can negatively effects peoples’ minds, and lead to psychological alienation and the use of terrorism and violent means to reform what rumors […]

The Role of Family Education in the Protection of Children from Terrorism

The Methodological Framework of the Study: the Problems and Questions the Study Raises: Terrorism has recently become a serious social, economic and political issue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially since some terrorists believe that these terrorist actions are heroic religious deeds. This study focuses on the role of family education in protecting children […]

The impact of International Organizations’ Double Standards in fueling extremism and terrorism

Terrorism and extremism have become the most obscene crimes that endanger humanity and people. According to Dr. Mahmoud Hassan Dawood, double standards in the decisions and practices of international organizations can fuel terrorism. Since, these actions generate hostility and hatred for these organizations that is manifested through destruction, devastation, murder, intimidation and terrorism. Hence, this […]

The Causes of Terrorism, Violence and Extremism: an Analytical Study

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious the most Merciful Allah said, “Begin not hostilities. Allah loves not aggressors.”[Al-Baqarah: 190]. He also said, “Allah enjoins justice and kindness, and giving to kinsfolk, and forbids lewdness, abomination and wickedness. He exhorts you in order that ye may take heed.” [Al-Nahl: 90]. The Prophet, peace be […]

Terrorist Behavior: Socialization and Intellectual Distortions

For decades terrorists have carried out attacks against innocent civilians causing massive destruction, which has brought about large-scale losses of life, the destruction of property, and devastating economic losses. Timor Abdul-Wahab (the Stockholm suicide bomber) and other suicide bombers have only distorted the concept of Jihad and the image of Islam, and hindered the call […]

Reasons for the appearance of extremism

The author studied the causes that nourish the phenomenon of extremism and terrorism, and their religious verdicts. Dr. Abu Abah, begins his research with the linguistic and terminological definitions of terrorism and extremism, then demonstrates their religious verdicts, Kharijites characteristics, and causes of extremism and terrorism, through multiple divisions that include several reasons, such as: […]

Psychology of the Kharijites

If we look back at the trustworthy books of Hadith, Islamic articles and history books, we will find that the kharijite tendency and origin actually appeared in the era of the Prophet, peace be upon him. Hence, it was a pre-revolution to the revolution against the caliph Uthman ibn Affan’s, may Allah be pleased with […]

Independent Judgment by the Unqualified and its Impact on the Creation of Extremist Thought

Critical, independent judgment in juridical matters (ijtihad) is one of the foundations of Islamic law, and the third source of legislation after the Holy Quran and the Prophetic tradition, which help Muslims identify and understand Islam’s verdicts in modern issues. However, a misconception of the necessary provisions of independent judgment can contribute to extremism, and […]

Imams’ violations in Qunoot Supplication

Praise is to Allah, and peace be upon his Messenger. Some Imams lack awareness of errors that are practiced during the Qunoot supplication, and though our predecessors unanimously prohibited it, these violations have became quite common. They are as follows: 1 – The imam raising his voice, shouting, or screaming during supplication. Allah described that […]