“`Aqida Polemics: Distractions and Diversions – Some Advice to the Students of Knowledge” In what follows is a brief discussion about certain groups who have a continual preoccupation with theological matters (`aqida) and make it their sole objective to denounce other Muslims as being out of the orthodox fold. They also insist on imposing their theological understandings and busy Muslims with ‘`aqida discussions’ that are … Continue reading Aqeedah Polemics: Distractions and Diversions – Some Advice to the Students of Knowledge
Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem Answer to Question: To: Islam Zidan (Translated) =============== #Question: Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh How can I avoid Kufr (disbelief) or Shirk (polytheism) and die a Muslim? Because I do not want to be one of the #greatest losers as to my deeds. Is Kufr only an action, a speech or a conviction??? Please answer, May Allah bless you. #Answer: Wa … Continue reading How can I Avoid Kufr or Shirk and Die a Muslim?
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “A time will come when nothing will be left in the minds of the people from the Quran except its calligraphy and from Islam except its name. People who call themselves Muslims will be the furthest from Islam. Mosques would be filled but empty from guidance. The Ulema (scholars) of that time are the worst under the heavens. From … Continue reading Lip Service
Prophet Muhammad (sall Alahu alaihi wasallam) started the Da’wah in Makkah and later made hijrah (migration) to Madina and established the Islamic State. It was during this time that the Prophet called people to Islam. The Prophet (saw) started his Da’wah in Makkah by calling people to “Laa ilaha illAllah, Muhammadur Rasool Allah.” The first part of the Shahadah means, “There is none worthy of … Continue reading How the Khilafah ensures Tawheed
Why are you Muslim?‘Why are you Muslim?’ It may sound like an obvious question, but often many of us don’t have a clear answer to it. I remember being asked this question by my elder brother when I was fourteen years of age, my initial answer was ‘Well, our family is Muslim’, his reply to this made me think, he said, ‘If your family were … Continue reading Why are you Muslim?
The word for belief in Islam is ‘Aqeedah, which itself is derived from the Arabic root word aqada. This root literally means ‘he ties a knot firmly’. This root defines the sense of the word ‘Aqeedah, in that it too is firmly tied. Hence belief in Islam is built on firm conviction in all of its elements. So a Muslim cannot believe in Allah (swt), … Continue reading The Importance of the Islamic Aqeedah
Unfortunately today we find groupings amongst the Ummah who have taken the age old divisions regarding the branches of belief, usūl al-fiqh and jurisprudence to extremes. They speak with an agenda to refute each other and exhaust much effort in this pursuit. Regrettably they consider each other the enemy whilst our lands are occupied by the kuffār, such as the land of the Isrā’ and … Continue reading Between Salafism and Sufism
Question:Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu In the book At Tayseer Fi Usool At Tafseer [page 44 Arabic version]: “Or through definite transmission (Naqli) from Allah سبحانه وتعالى in His Holy Book or from His Messenger ﷺ in his Mutawatir Hadith; like the belief in the Unseen, the Angels, the previously sent down Books, preceding Prophets, the Last Day and Qadar, its good and bad. … Continue reading Q&A: Qadaa’ Wal Qadar (Divine Fate and Destiny
Verily Allah Ta’Aalaa has requested Imaan in matters and to have Tasdeeq (belief) in them, and He (swt) has requested to act in accordance to matters and to undertake them. So He (swt) said: آَمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ Believe in Allah and His Messenger And He (swt) also said: وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ And establish the Salaah So in respect to that which He (swt) has requested Imaan … Continue reading Al-I’tiqaad (Belief) and Al-‘Amal
About the obligation for the Qat’iy Daleel to be fulfilled in respect to the I’tiqaad (belief i.e. Aqeedah) in the branches (Furoo’) and the Usool and the statement of Al-Imaam An-Nawawi (rh) Al-Imaam An-Nawawi said: ‘The Usool of the Deen is obligatory to have I’tiqaad in by way of the Tawaatur. As for the Furoo’ (branches) then it is not obligatory for the Tawaatur to … Continue reading the obligation for the Qat’iy Daleel to be fulfilled in respect to the I’tiqaad (belief i.e. Aqeedah)