The QA Report is live as is this blog
اللَّهُمَّ أَرِنَا الْحَقَّ حَقًّا وَارْزُقْنَا اتِّبَاعَهُ، وَأَرِنَا البَاطِلَ بَاطِلًا وَارْزُقْنَا اجْتِنَابَهُ
This is the first in a series of weekly posts that will be part of the QA report, a curated list of articles from mainstream media outlets, insha Allah.
Staying abreast with the news is only useful to the extent that it helps, or least doesn't hinder, drawing near to Allah Most High. Yet much of that depends on the reader.
It turns out that cultivating fear, cynicism, and gloom are much better for profit generation than the nasiha that's encouraged in the Sunnah. Yet without nasiha the signs of Allah in the happenings in the world can be easily misread leading to despair, apathy, cynicism, and eventually questioning Providence.
So the articles in the QA report are chosen with nasiha and giving the benefit of the doubt in mind.
This week witnesses more evidence of America's dysfunction and decline and, on the other hand, the increasing reliance of ascendant Sunni nations on shrewd and effective diplomacy to realize regional and global interests. Turkey and the Gulf are looking increasingly well positioned as can been seen in analyses of this week's summit in Persia and last week's summit in Saudi Arabia. There's also a ray of hope for recovery in Egypt. We ask Allah for tawfiq for the Ummah, the leaders and the masses.
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