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