Between Centrism and Balance in Islam

﷽   There are many social commentators among Muslims who have a notion about *fair and balance* and being “balanced” as rooted in being centrists or moderates. The pretext used for this is based on the fact that Allah has established the Muslim nation as a balanced nation as He says Himself in the Qur’an … Continue reading Between Centrism and Balance in Islam

Solving the Libel Regarding the Genus of Created Things Being Eternal to Ibn Taymiyyah

The Libel   We begin citing the libel against Ibn Taymiyyah advocated by the factions of kalam and some groups of sufis and the shi'a. The claim is that ibn Taymiyyah affirms something eternal besides Allah which is eternal in its existence with Allah, and that ibn Taymiyyah agrees with the sayings of the philosophers … Continue reading Solving the Libel Regarding the Genus of Created Things Being Eternal to Ibn Taymiyyah

The Madhahib Perspective on Diverging numbers of Tarawih Raka’at

  Hanbalis In “al-Insaf” by Imam al-Mardawi, Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah is quoted as saying that there is flexibility with regards to the different opinions on how many raka'at tarawih prayer is, and that this is what Imam Ahmad said. As a side note, this should strengthen our understanding that there is no inkar, no … Continue reading The Madhahib Perspective on Diverging numbers of Tarawih Raka’at

Manhajification of Fiqh 5: What do We Mean by Manhajification

What is the “manhajification” of fiqh? This is a term I’ve personally have invented derived from the proper Arabic term “المنهج” al-manhaj, i.e. the way. Like all terms, there is the linguistic (lughawi) meaning as well as the technical (istilahi) meaning. The linguistic meaning of al-manhaj is “a way of doing or following something” or … Continue reading Manhajification of Fiqh 5: What do We Mean by Manhajification

Societal Heedlessness in Liberalism: A Sociological Commentary of the Hadith of Safina and the Qur’an

The most accurate comparative etymological meaning of “al-Ghaflah” in the English language would be the term “heedlessness”. It is a sub-category of wantonness but is oriented more within the realm of faith with regards to the servants (humans) in relationship to their meeting with their Lord. Ghaflah is a horrific disease of the heart and … Continue reading Societal Heedlessness in Liberalism: A Sociological Commentary of the Hadith of Safina and the Qur’an

Ibnul-Qudamah Contravening Tafwid: Pointing to Allah’s Direction as a Matter of a Hanbali Fiqh Ruling

One of thee greatest refutations against the idea that Imam Ibn Qudamah was a Mufawwid (of m’ana) is the following issue. The original argument was asserted by Ismail Ibrahim originally on IA forums back in 2008 for which I will revamp here. It is so grand, that this issue attacks 6 contentions developed by the … Continue reading Ibnul-Qudamah Contravening Tafwid: Pointing to Allah’s Direction as a Matter of a Hanbali Fiqh Ruling

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