Uncovering Takfiri Satellite TV networks
The notorious 18th century British spy, Hempher, who pretending to be a Muslim infiltrated Arabia and Iraq in order to weaken Ottoman Empire, writes in his memoirs that: “Prior to my visit to Iraq, I had a meeting with a British official who briefed me that my mission was to identify the differences among Muslims and intensify their disputes, because it is impossible for us the British to achieve our goals unless we create sedition. When differences break out among Muslims we can overcome them with ease.”
Islamicity of banking and modes of Islamic banking
Financing on the basis of interest has been declared an illegitimate mode of finance from an Islamic point of view. Therefore several interest-free banking institutions, called Islamic banks, have sprung in many countries since early 1960s that cater for the banking needs of the Muslim population. Although these banks have successfully replaced the practice of interest with other modes like mudarabah, musharakah, bai murabahah, bai bithaman ajil, bai eenah, and ijarah, doubts regarding their Islamicity still persist.
Understanding the deviant Takfiri ideology
One of the issues that we have in our past that has the potential of coming back and haunting us in our present is the issue of what is called kufr or TAKFIR. Before we try to take a calculated look at this issue, we should remind ourselves that this concept is a Qur’anic concept. It's not an accusation to begin with and it is not the improvisation of a group of people as it may have been intended at times to be. The word kufr and its multiple derivatives in the Qur’an are plentiful.