Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Raajje Islam Website Unblocked


In a move that will be welcomed by advocates of free media, Telecom Authority of Maldives (TAM) has unblocked ‘Raajje Islam.’ Earlier the site was blocked at the request of the Ministry of Islamic affairs.

According to unconfirmed sources the block was triggered by Raajje Islam’s reporting of the events leading to the blockade of a mosque in Foakaidhoo, Shaviyani Atoll, because the Imam refused to recite qunooth regularly in every dawn prayer. Raajje Islam has posted translations of fatwas on the subject by the late Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Baz, the former Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia and others.

In his Fatwa Bin Baz says, “... As for reciting qunooth indefinitely in each dawn prayer, it is not allowed. On the contrary, it is an innovation. This has been proved from Ahadith reported in Imam Ahmed’s Musnadh and Imam Thirmeezee’s Sunan. ... ... As for Ahadith favoring qunooth indefinitely in each dawn prayer, let it be known that they are weak Ahadith according to Hadith scholars."

The above is an example of the type of information and opinions posted in Raajje Islam. If the authorities feel such information is erroneous, they could perhaps refute them. Failure to refute is no reason to block websites.

To view Raajje Islam click here.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

why are you promoting extremist websites?

Munshid said...

@ Anon: Extremist? What are the criterias?

Alif Laam Gaaf said...

I think he is not promoting any exterme sites. It is we who lables a site as good, bad, useless, wonderful, extremist ans so on..

Anonymous said...

Islamic Ministry(Wahabi Ministry)should not be ordering Telecoms Authority. If the Talibanite Islamic Ministry wants a site banned they must get a court order first.Maldives is now supposed to be a civilized democracy.

Anonymous said...

Extremism and fundamentalism are western concpets. A Muslim has to follow everything prescribed by religion. If that's extremism, so be it.

Anonymous said...

why did they unblock it? where's the guarantee this wont happen again? does this have anything to do with a certain UK visit?

Anonymous said...

婚禮顧問公司需要找網站設計公司來做網站,並且配合廣告設計的事項。

Anonymous said...

Hehe. The UK visit. what are the missionaries doing these days?

Ibrahim Mohamed said...

I believe every can live any way they want, if it is not violating others rights. (like physical harm).

I think Maldivians should open there closed eyes. In other countries there are lot of people, with different kind of views. But no body cares. This should be followed even in Maldives.

If anyone wants to be a Wahabi or Talibani, it's their right as long they don't harm any one.

Alif Laam Gaaf, and Anonymoys; try and be more open minded. Don't act very primitive and conservative.

Anonymous said...

Wahabism may be still new in the Maldives. Check this article on how wahabism was spread. They needed the finance, which comes from Saudi Petro-Dollars!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabi

Most of what they practice, including the extravagant lifestyles are unislamic to start with!