“It is not permissible to discuss ambiguous hadiths among the ordinary people, and to show off and justify oneself like a lawyer, relying on egotism to support ones arguments rather than on truth and right. The question being broached and argued about is having an adverse effect on the minds of the poor ordinary people.…Read more Said Nursi on Discussing Ambiguous Hadith
A student needs to invest years of dedicated study to truly master their chosen subject, does anyone think Islam any different? Who can expect to be an overnight expert? Even if a person studies a college or university course for a few years, they will still have only covered a tiny fraction of the vast…Read more Oh, so you know how to cut and paste hadith?
"Circulate knowledge and teach the ignorant, for knowledge does not vanish except when it is kept secret." ~ Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, (Bukhari 1:98) "O Allah, teach him wisdom" ~ Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, (Bukhari 5:100). "The best among you are those who learn the Qur'an and teach it." ~ Prophet…Read more Circulate Knowledge
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?
"Time for reflection? Who is really representing the deen of Islam? Who is really working for the good of the Ummah (Human Family)? Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, warned us that we get the leaders we deserve. Which certainly makes sense, as leaders of all kinds, religious and political, emerge from and are supported…Read more We Need 21st Century Scholars!