“DAWA” (DA’WA) is the Arabic term for “call” or “invitation.” Dawa also refers to a person being “called” to follow Islam. In our US culture the word, is general translated as “outreach.” Practically speaking, the closest concept in our western society is to proselytize, evangelize, or attempt to convert (someone) from one religion, belief, or opinion [...]
I am amazed at the excellent research that at times is lost on the internet. Take for example Christine Brim’s August 17th post on Andrew Breitbart’s website, Ground Zero Mosque’s Hidden Websites: Follow the Shariah. In this article Brim states: Do the math. The 15 floors planned for the Ground Zero Mosque just don’t add up. What’s [...]
Unified Islamic world including those in the diaspora; “Community of the Believers” or the whole Muslim world
Dissimilitude, deceit, lying that is not only permitted but sanctioned as a means of practicing warfare or stealth jihad.
Sharia: “The way” or “the path”; law by which the followers of Islam live. Governs all aspects of life – family, sexuality, hygiene, the politics, economics, banking, business, contracts, social issues and religious life (since there is no distinction between mosque and state).
The legal framework within which the public and private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Islamic principles of jurisprudence.
Christians and Jews
Rejecter or ingrate “unbeliever”
Tax or a kind of “protection money”. Opportunity offered “people of the book” as an alternative to conversion.