Anthropological Synopsis of Skin Color Regarding Moses, Prophet Muhammad, and Some Companions

The Holy Prophet Musa (Moses) عليه صلاة سلام as black-skinned and kinky-haired. Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal related in his musnad (3365) the following description that the Messenger ﷺ gave of Musa’s color: وَرَأَيْتُ مُوسَى أَسْحَمَ آدَمَ "Musa was jet-black skinned." Muslim relates in his Sahih (239 and 243) that Ibn Abbas said that the Messenger … Continue reading Anthropological Synopsis of Skin Color Regarding Moses, Prophet Muhammad, and Some Companions

Manhajification of Fiqh-Issue 1: The Jizya of the Mushrikin

Western salafism, that is, salafism AS UNDERSTOOD by English speakers in the western world whose only education of salafism is predicated on madkhali ideology, has a whole package of fallacious theories attached to the movement. This particular series will focus on one single yet monumental aspect of western salafi thought. That is the manhajification of … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh-Issue 1: The Jizya of the Mushrikin

Manhajification of Fiqh 4: How Solo Deduction of Law is Counterintuitive

After having witness the blunders of modern salafi attempts in fiqh, that being the approach to extract (make istinbat) of scriptural texts, I have long arrived at the opinion that anyone who wants to be a student of knowledge or even to approach knowledge has to learn the basic fiqh of a given madhab of … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 4: How Solo Deduction of Law is Counterintuitive

Exposition of Counterfeit Salafis: The Madkhali Cult

This brief publication explains why western salafis are to be identified as “madkhalis”. This articles details why they are to be identified as such and refutes their defenses as to why they should not be attached to their leader whom they take as an indisputable authority. 2.05 From Haddadi to Madkhali- Why the Classification “Madkhali … Continue reading Exposition of Counterfeit Salafis: The Madkhali Cult

Conceptions of Reality Via A Supplication from the Prophet Muhammad

There is a specific du’a that was of utmost importance that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ use to say “اللَّهُمَّ أرِنِى حَقِيقَةَ الْاَشْيَآءَ كَمَا هِىَ” “Oh my Allah! Show me the reality of all things as it (really) is..” Some hadith maters said it is a marf’u hadith and some say this specific narration is … Continue reading Conceptions of Reality Via A Supplication from the Prophet Muhammad

The Proper Fiqh Determination of Eating Red Meat

This brief synopsis is a basic outline addressing some misconceptions many Muslims have on the topic of eating minimally cooked red meat (mainly beef) and its acceptability in Islam, and at minimum, its palatability. The basis for this misconception lies in two fundamental issues. These two further stem to several sub topics. The first is … Continue reading The Proper Fiqh Determination of Eating Red Meat

The Ontology of Linguistic Minimalism: A Sociological Commentary on a Report by Hudhayfah ibnul-Yaman narrated in The Sunnan of Ibni-Majah

One of the troubles that has risen from the horizon in the post mobile era is the rise of attention deficit of information retainment. I’d call this ADIR. There are even books that have been authored as a result of this cognitive arresting of development. With the advent of Twitter and the rest of the … Continue reading The Ontology of Linguistic Minimalism: A Sociological Commentary on a Report by Hudhayfah ibnul-Yaman narrated in The Sunnan of Ibni-Majah

Ash’ari Dialectic in Contradistinction From Arabic Principles: The Case of Why Allah is Not ar-Rahman

  Introduction When trying to understand Ash’ari dialectic in their suppositions and stances, one has to delve deep into their philosophical underpinnings in order to understand what would appear to be nonsensical to the open surface of a man’s common sense. One case in point would be in investigating what would seem to be preposterous … Continue reading Ash’ari Dialectic in Contradistinction From Arabic Principles: The Case of Why Allah is Not ar-Rahman

On the Difference Between Muhdath and Makhluq: Intermediate Readings Between Sunnism and Asharism

  A investigation into the sound creed of ahlu-sunnah wal-jama'ah in response to the kalam based argument that what is muhdath is ipso facto makhluq   • The Ash'ari Argument of Muhdath In the view of the Ash'aris professed by the modern Mutakalimoon, muhdath is synonymous with Makhluq To dispel this erroneous stance developed by … Continue reading On the Difference Between Muhdath and Makhluq: Intermediate Readings Between Sunnism and Asharism

Cryptocurrencies in Light of Islam: Addressing the Bitcoin Is Haram Fuqaha: Part 3 Shaykh Sulayman ar-Ruhayli

There has been great and bizarre attempts by Muslim authorities in recent times to offer a ruling on bitcoin and crypto currencies in general. For future reference, we shall identify this community as the “bitcoin is haram” fuqaha. After having examined the various rulings, expressions, or commentary by these authorities that have commented, there are … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies in Light of Islam: Addressing the Bitcoin Is Haram Fuqaha: Part 3 Shaykh Sulayman ar-Ruhayli

Cryptocurrencies in Light of Islam: Addressing the Bitcoin Is Haram Fuqaha: Part 2-Shaykh Monawwar Ateeq

There has been great and bizarre attempts by Muslim authorities in recent times to offer a ruling on bitcoin and crypto currencies in general. For future reference, we shall identify this community as the “bitcoin is haram” fuqaha. After having examined the various rulings, expressions, or commentary by these authorities that have commented, there are … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies in Light of Islam: Addressing the Bitcoin Is Haram Fuqaha: Part 2-Shaykh Monawwar Ateeq

Cryptocurrencies in Light of Islam 1: Addressing the Bitcoin Is Haram Fuqaha Series

There has been great and bizarre attempts by Muslim authorities in recent times to offer a ruling on bitcoin and crypto currencies in general. For future reference, we shall identify this community as the “bitcoin is haram” fuqaha. After having examined the various rulings, expressions, or commentary by these authorities that have commented, there are … Continue reading Cryptocurrencies in Light of Islam 1: Addressing the Bitcoin Is Haram Fuqaha Series

Manhajification of Fiqh 3: Correcting Modern Salafi inclinations on Madhabs:

The salaf and the sahaba themselves WERE madhabs. Even the sahaba had the school of either ibn abbass or abdullahi ibn mas'ud, or aisha or abu huraira رضي الله عنهم اجمعين. Likewise umar was a faqih among the sahabah so some of them differed from each based on understandings. As a result, madhabs IS NOT … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 3: Correcting Modern Salafi inclinations on Madhabs:

Manhajification of Fiqh 2: What is “Salafi” fiqh?

Firstly, there is no such thing as salafi fiqh. There is no salafi madhab. So why is this phrase used? Its used by those in the know to explain the catastrophe of fiqh that is applied in todays time by predominately the salafi movement who do not necessarily ascribe to a madhab, strange considering that … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 2: What is “Salafi” fiqh?

The Manhajification of Fiqh 1: Analysis of the Word of “Manhaj” within Madkhali thought and Its Role to Intolerant Fiqh Standards Towards Muslims

What is the manhajification of fiqh? This brief study will discuss the ideological framework that was constructed to produce this process. This is so the reader can understand the entire psyche of a madkhali. There is a vast amount of material found from sources like SPUBS, Troid, and their affiliates regarding the topic, or rather … Continue reading The Manhajification of Fiqh 1: Analysis of the Word of “Manhaj” within Madkhali thought and Its Role to Intolerant Fiqh Standards Towards Muslims

Who was Ibn Abil-Izz al-Hanafi

He is علي بن علي بن محمد بن عبد الرحمن بن ابي العز ʻAlī ibn ʻAlī ibn Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Abī al-ʻIzz Dates of birth and death (1331 CE/731 AH—1390/792) He was a jurist of the Hanafi school and was nicknamed Qāḍī al-Quḍāh (the Judge of Judges). This praise was made by the … Continue reading Who was Ibn Abil-Izz al-Hanafi

Categories of Faith Explained by Imam al-Ukbari

  There are three forms of faith that separate mankind between atheists and theists: Between polytheists and monotheists, and between ahlu-sunnah and ahlul-kalam The great scholar Ibn Battah al-Ukbari al-Hanbali 387h says about this topic in his work الإبانة عن شريعة الفرقة الناجية (2/172-173) the following in this regard وذلك أن أصل الإيمان بالله الذي … Continue reading Categories of Faith Explained by Imam al-Ukbari

Intermediate Readings Into the Athari Aqida on Eman and Kufr: Jins Amal and Its Relation to Eman

.   Author: Shaykh ‘Isaam al-Basheer and Shaykh Abdul-Azeez Bin Baz Compiler and Translator: Mahmoud al-Misri Source: Multaqa Ahlul-Hadeeth Publishing and Distribution: al-Mustaqeem Publications E-Book Publication download available below  Shaykh ‘Isaam Al-Basheer [May Allah preserve him] mentions in his Mandhumah of Eman p. 38-40:   (وتركُ جنس عمل) أي: ترك العمل مطلقا (مكفر) لصاحبه كفرا … Continue reading Intermediate Readings Into the Athari Aqida on Eman and Kufr: Jins Amal and Its Relation to Eman

Music: A Historical Overview in Islamic Tradition and the Various Rulings Given by Jurists

Ikhtilaf on music! Valid or not? The basis of this post is to debunk a particular myth put forth by some adherents to tradition that ascertain the assumption that the views permitting music in Islam is a “shadh” i.e. unfounded and invalid position! Nothing is further from the truth. 1. It is the jumhoor of … Continue reading Music: A Historical Overview in Islamic Tradition and the Various Rulings Given by Jurists