We live in a world where non Muslims and the western media are judging almost 15 centuries of Islam, Allah and His Messenger, by a few incidents done by the most extreme of the most extreme, we are literally talking about less that 0.1% of a population that numbers almost 2 billion people.
Of course the media and the main anti-Muslim protagonists will not speak about the magnificent contributions Islam had to modern day technology, towards law, linguistics, mathematics, architecture, geo-politics, war conditions, rules and treatises. There is not a word about how Muslims came all the way up to spain to protect a Jewish population that was being wiped out and discriminated against by the ruling monarchy. Yes, you read that correctly, Muslims went to Spain to save the Jews living there, from persecution and terrorism, 1000 years before Hitler and the Gestapo of the Nazi State.
All we hear about is a handful of people who broke a pact, but the question is, what does Islam say about the Civilian population in times of war. It is clear that the “peace protecting” West, considers Muslim civilians as collateral damage, when a smart bomb hits a civilian village, maiming and killing dozens of people, hundreds of times over and over again, we realise that people really are expendable to the defender of the world.
However, in Islam, they are not expendable….. … More THE FIQH OF CAPTIVES AND NON COMBATANTS IN ISLAM – THE ORDERED PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS – SO WHY ARE CIVILIANS GETTING KILLED?
“Allaah does not forbid you to deal justly and kindly with those who fought not against you on account of religion and did not drive you out of your homes. Verily, Allaah loves those who deal with equity. It is only as regards those who fought against you on account of religion, and have driven you out of your homes, and helped to drive you out, that Allaah forbids you to befriend them. And whosoever will befriend them, then such are the zaalimoon (wrong-doers – those who disobey Allaah.)”
[al-Mumtahimah 60:8-9]. … More CAN I PAY MY ZAKAAT TO NON MUSLIMS? – NON MUSLIMS & ZAKAAT!! – SHOULD CHARITY BE GIVEN TO NON MUSLIMS – CAN I PAY SOMEONE TO BECOME A MUSLIM
Avoid the seven heinous sins: Worshipping others with Allah, sorcery, taking a life which Allah has m ade sacred except in the course of justice, devouring u sury, appropriating the property of the orphan, fleeing from the battlefield, and charging believing women, unmindful though innocent, with adultery. … More AL-KABIRAT UL-KABAIR – THE MAJOR SINS – LIST OF THE GREATEST SINS IN ISLAM – WHERE ARE THE MAJOR SINS IN THE QUR’AN
I proudly punded my chest for many years claiming I was a salafi, in Aqeedah, In Fiqh, In the understanding of Tawheed…. in everything you can imagine nd mention. Then I started studying Islam, and many times found my self perplexed by many of the opinions I held, realizing that those very opinions were based upon the ijtihad of a scholar.
No matter how much I tried to shake taqleed away and remain upon Al-Itiba’a, I found my self in uncharted territory. This write up below will, in sha Allah, further the foundations put in place by the madhahib and their respected jurrists, over the centuries. Sometimes, we need to learn more to understand how much we actually are ignorant off.
No matter what level a student’s intelligence and determination reaches, he cannot be a Mujtahid in every legal issue, comprehending the study of their evidences from the standpoint of Prophetic tradition, linguistics, legal principles and jurisprudence. So it is inevitable that he will need to follow a scholar [Taqlīd] in a majority of legal issues. Adhering to a school will keep him occupied and is preferable for him in the face of evidence of equal weight and the absence of one view being prominent over another- so he follows his ‘Imām.
Since all the contemporaries who attack adherence to a juristic school and following [an ‘Imām] end up following ‘Ibn Bāz, ‘Ibn Uthaymīn, al-‘Albānī or others like them, may Allah have mercy on them, they run away from following one of the four A’immah and follow someone less than them [in knowledge]. … More DO WE NEED TO FOLLOW A MADHHAB – WHICH SCHOLAR – IS IT TAQLEED IF EVERYONE IS DOING IT?
Giving preference to what He likes over what you like, at the times in which the whims overcome you, and seeking what He likes even if it is difficult. Ibn Al-Qayim (may Allah mercy him) says: “Giving preference to the satisfaction of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, over the satisfaction of anyone else means to want and to do whatever brings His satisfaction even if it dissatisfied the creatures. This is the rank of Ithar, and its superior status is for the messengers of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon them), and the superior of this status is for the Messengers of strong will, and the superior among those is our Prophet, Muhammad (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). And all of that could not be attained without three things:
1- Defeating the whims of the self.
2- Doing the contrary to the whims of the self.
3- Fighting Satan and his supporters. … More 10 REASONS FOR GAINING THE LOVE OF ALLAH – HOW DO I GAIN THE LOVE OF MY CREATOR
The command of being dutiful to parents and its application includes everything mankind counts as being dutiful; this differs due to different times, situations, and people. This command also includes the prohibition of being undutiful towards the parents. … More HONOURING OUR PARENTS – BE GOOD TO YOUR PARENTS YOUR AKHIRA DEPENDS ON IT – STATUS OF PARENTS IN ISLAM – KHUTBAH
The topic of blind following (Taqleed) can not be written or spoken about enough, the Muslim world is in such a state these days, that a person who follows the sunnah is considered to be an outsider, anything that does not conform to the religion of someones dead grandfather (who went to hajj) is considered an attack on Islam.
How wonderful would it be if Imam Abu Hanifa, the imam whose Madhhab the Bosnian community claims to follow, could come back so that they could view him. The way he looked, the way he spoke, I am sure that the majority of the population would proclaim him a Wahhabi. Now imagine the sahaba… Alaahul Musta’an. … More 4 IMAMS PROHIBITING BLIND FOLLOWING – ABU HANIFA, IMAM MALIK, IMAM SHAFI’E AND IMAM AHMAD SAID – DO NOT FOLLOW US BLINDLY
What Do The Orientalists Say About The Inimitability Of The Qur’an?
E H Palmer, as early as 1880, recognized the unique style of the Qur’an. But he seem to have been wavering between two thoughts. He writes in the Introduction to his translation of the Qur’an: … More CAN THE QUR’AN BE IMITATED – THE CHALLENGE THAT WILL NEVER BE MATCHED – THE GREATEST MIRACLE WE ALL HAVE