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Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah Addresses Global Sufi Gathering “I call upon the Muslims to revive the science of Tasawwuf” On the day of Friday July 10th, 2009, during the second international conference in honor of Sidi Shiker (a well-known Moroccan Wali), Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah invited the Muslims to revive the science of Tasawwuf and [...]
I was recently privy to the beginnings of a project to establish a scholarship fund for seekers of knowledge. In particular, there was the sentiment of financially facilitating the path of study for those who have the potential to make relevant the eternal religious truths in a contemporary manner, which is practical as well as [...]
Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Bin Bayyah | The Question: Is it allowable to celebrate a holiday that commemorates the independence of my country? The Answer: A holiday [that commemorates] the independence of a country is not a [religious] holiday. The holidays which are forbidden [for Muslims] to observe are those with religious overtones, such as [...]
By Dr. Ahmed Raysounī | Translated and Abridged by Suhaib Webb This topic, as noted in the title, addresses two issues: The first relates to freedom of religion in the general sense, namely, the right to choose ones faith prior to becoming Muslim. In this scenario there is absolutely no doubt that a person can embrace [...]
Answered by Muhammad Hassan al-Dido al-Shanqiti | Translated by Suhaib Webb The Question: Can you comment on the hadith that talks about the splitting of the Muslim nation into 73 sects? The Answer: Pertaining to the statement of the Prophet (pbuh) that, “the Jews split into seventy one sects, and the Christians split in to [...]
Asalamu alaykum, This is an interesting article written by a dear friend of mine Sh. Abdullah bin Hamid Ali. I would encouarge all to read it, think and comment.
What does the term “Ahl al Sunna wa al Jama’ah” mean, and what is the difference between the two terms?
Sh. Muhammad al-Hasan al-Walid al-Dido al-Shanqītī | Translated by Osman Umarji The Question What does the term “Ahl al Sunna wa al Jama’ah̄” (“People of the Sunna and Community”) mean, and what is the difference between the two terms?1 The Answer This term (used in the question above) does not appear in the Qur’an or the [...]
by Muhammad al-Hassan Walid al-Dido al-Shanqītī | Translated and Abridged by Suhaib Webb The Question: It is well known that there are a large number of Islamic groups. What is your advice regarding those groups who fall under the generality of the Qur’an and Sunna [Claming them as their point of reference] but differ in their [...]
By Ibn Juzay al-Mālikī | Translated by Suhaib Webb It is permissible to move from one Madhāb to another if three conditions are met: One is certain of the knowledge and virtue of the one whose opinion he follows One does not follow the dispensations [Ar. Rukhaṣ] of a school One does not combine [the [...]
by Dr. Abdullah Bin Bayyah The holidays which are forbidden [for Muslims] to observe are those with religious overtones, such as Christmas and Easter,1 not the festive gatherings people observe due to certain events. Therefore, people are allowed to celebrate wedding anniversaries, birthdays or any occasion as such celebrations are not related to religious holidays. It [...]
Asalamu alaykum, Suhaib: Asalamu alaykum, Driver: Wa alaykum al-Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh! A short time latter after price haggling……………… Driver: My group follows the Qur’an and Sunna only. We are on the truth! Suhaib: Really! Really! the Qur’an and Sunna only! Driver: Yes! Yes! Only the Book and the Sunna! Suhaib: What happened to [...]
Smearcasting documents the public writings and appearances of Islamophobic activists and pundits who intentionally and regularly spread fear, bigotry and misinformation in the media. Offering a fresh look at Islamophobia and its perpetrators in today’s media, it also provides four snapshots, or case studies, describing how Islamophobes manipulate media in order to paint Muslims with [...]
by MT Akbar Islamophobic Industrial Complex: What are the Quasi Muslims Really Selling? Every day newspapers, TV shows, radio programs, new books and lectures revolve around the topic of the ‘threat’ of Islam and its relation to the West. Islam has become a commodity, a business to be exploited. The list of super stars and [...]