Should We Ask A Mullah, If We Can Ask A Mullah?

Should we ask a mullah, if we can ask a mullah? The "ask a mullah" phenomenon is getting silly, people are asking what face cream should we use, can legs be waxed, can we eat tofu, is it permissible to be interviewed for a job by someone of the opposite sex etc. The truly sad…Read more Should We Ask A Mullah, If We Can Ask A Mullah?

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Things to Consider when Referencing Hadith

By Paul Salahuddin Armstrong Hadith, narrations of the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, can be useful supplementary material, which in some circumstances can help to clarify certain matters. However, a few things should be born in mind when referencing hadiths: 1). The only sacred scripture of Islam is the Holy Qur'an, all other texts…Read more Things to Consider when Referencing Hadith

Imam Ali’s Famous Epistle To Malik Ashtar, Governor of Egypt

Edited by Paul S Armstrong Imam Ali, the fourth Caliph of Islam and the first Imam of the Ahlul Bayt, is well known for his abiding contribution to spiritual thought. In the Arabic world he's just as famous for being a great jurist and man of letters. The historian Masudi (Murooj-uz-Zahab Masudi Vol. II, p.…Read more Imam Ali’s Famous Epistle To Malik Ashtar, Governor of Egypt