Misuse of Maqasid al-Shariah (4)

Taking disagreements as approvals by Abdullah b. Saleh al-Ujayri (pgs. 277 – 286) What must be confirmed and considered while discussing the disagreements in jurisprudence is that a disagreement in a religious issue does not imply that the religious text can be neglected or reduced in importance. The existence of a disagreement is not considered…

Misuse of Maqasid al-Shariah (3)

The modernist explanations of Umar’s Ijtihad (Critical Reading) (3) by Dr. Sultan al-Umayri. The advantage of Islamic thought is that it is a religious thought and that it has deep religious dimensions; accordingly, ideas and thoughts cannot be attributed to it except if they have a religious background or basis. This explains the conflict between…

Misuse of Maqasid al-Shariah (2)

Explanations of the modernists regarding the Maqaasid al-Shariah (higher objectives theory): A critical study (2) by Dr. Sultan al-Umayri. This episode is an extension of the first episode in which the researcher revealed some methodological problems in Maqaasid theory in the modernist discourse. In the second one, the researcher continues to systematically analyze this view…

Misuse of Maqasid al-Shariah (1)

Explanations of the modernists regarding the Maqaasid al-Shariah (higher objectives theory): A critical study (1) by Dr. Sultan al-Umayri. The modernist doctrine is based on what they call unquestionable principles and they propose that belief in these principles is mandatory for everyone to adopt and anyone who does not believe in these, then they are…

Gender determination Hadith

There are two Hadiths at which Islam haters jump with joy. This is mainly because of a mistranslation and misconception due to the mistranslation. The Hadiths are as follows: First Hadith: أن امرأة قالت لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : هل تغتسل المرأة إذا احتلمت وأبصرت الماء ؟ فقال ” نعم ” فقالت لها…

Islamic identity of Rûm (Rome) and Romans

Some Hadiths of the Prophet (ﷺ) mention that the Muslims will make peace with the Romans and jointly fight another common enemy of both. Such Hadiths have never raised any controversy in the past but some mischief makers today misuse them and change the true identity of Romans. Let us take a look at the…

Does Islam allow marriage with prepubescent girls?

It is claimed that Qur’an in 65:4 allows prepubescent girls to be married off: وَاللاَّئِى يَئِسْنَ مِنَ الْمَحِيضِ مِن نِّسَآئِكُمْ إِنِ ارْتَبْتُمْ فَعِدَّتُهُنَّ ثَلَـثَةُ أَشْهُرٍ وَاللَّـتِي لَمْ يَحِضْنَ وَأُوْلَـتُ الاٌّحْمَالِ أَجَلُهُنَّ أَن يَضَعْنَ حَمْلَهُنَّ وَمَن يَتَّقِ اللَّهَ يَجْعَل لَّهُ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ يُسْراً And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women – if you…

Mahdi in the Qur’an and Sahihayn

Why is the Mahdi not mentioned in the Qur’an or the two Sahih Hadith books (Bukhari and Muslim) or in the books of Aqeedah? Qur’an not only hints towards the Muslims having the upper hand before the end of the world but also states it explicitly (Q.2:214, 21:105, 24:55-56) and it should not be a…

Will caliphate return before the Mahdi?

Will the caliphate return before the Mahdi? A simple answer is ‘no’; the caliphate will not return before the Mahdi. Before reading this paper, I urge the readers to read this piece first. A lot of the questions will be answered once you read it carefully and what is left will be clarified by what…

Is Islam racist?

It is claimed that Islam is an anti-black religion and that it favours the white colour. Although it has already been proven that there is no racism in Islam, enemies of Islam do not cease with their mischief. It appears that the primary reason for this is the fact that our black brothers and sisters…

Is Islam unscientific? Analysis of 12 claims

Dr. Sultan b. Abdul Rahman al-Umayri has written a 1,200 page book titled (ظاهرة نقد الدين في الفكر الغربي الحديث) – ‘The phenomenon of criticism of religion in modern Western thought’. Below is a translation of 52 pages from the book pertaining to criticisms against Islam in terms of its alleged conflict with science. The…

Chronology of end times prophecies

I have been studying Hadiths related to end times and their signs passionately since 12 years, at the time of writing this piece, and what I can say with confidence is that there is consensus of the Muslims over more than 95% of them in terms of the sequence while the remaining 5%, or less,…

Is the Qur’an clear or not?

It is alleged that the Qur’an says that it is clear and yet also claims that it is unclear. The following are quoted in this regard: الر كِتَابٌ أُحْكِمَتْ ءايَـتُهُ ثُمَّ فُصِّلَتْ مِن لَّدُنْ حَكِيمٍ خَبِير Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is] a Book whose verses are perfected and then presented in detail from [one who…

Flood of Nuh (عليه السلام); global or local?

Below are the narratives found in the Qur’an pertaining to Nuh (عليه السلام): I had certainly sent Noah to his people, and he said, “O my people, worship Allah; you have no deity other than Him. Indeed, I fear for you the punishment of a tremendous Day. The eminent among his people said, “Indeed, we…

Young marriage of Aisha (رضي الله عنها)

Why did the Prophet (ﷺ) marry Aisha (رضي الله عنها) when she was so young? First things first, we know that she had reached puberty when she married the Prophet (ﷺ). Below are some of the narrations that discuss this matter: لَمْ أَعْقِلْ أَبَوَىَّ إِلاَّ وَهُمَا يَدِينَانِ الدِّينَ I had seen my parents following Islam…

Hadith of angels cursing the wife explained

The following Hadiths are found problematic by some: إِذَا دَعَا الرَّجُلُ امْرَأَتَهُ إِلَى فِرَاشِهِ فَأَبَتْ، فَبَاتَ غَضْبَانَ عَلَيْهَا، لَعَنَتْهَا الْمَلاَئِكَةُ حَتَّى تُصْبِحَ If a husband calls his wife to his bed and she refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the angels will curse her till morning. [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book 59, Hadith 48] وَالَّذِي…

End times prophecies surrounding Arabia, Shaam, and the East

Here, we shall take a look at events to take place in Shaam (greater Syria), Arabia, and the East surrounding the arrival of the Mahdi i.e. the return of the Caliphate. Let us start with the following Hadiths of the Prophet (ﷺ): أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ عَبِثَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي مَنَامِهِ فَقُلْنَا…

Are Hadiths Anti-Semitic? There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him!

Some people claim that the following Hadith is anti-Semitic: تُقَاتِلُونَ الْيَهُودَ حَتَّى يَخْتَبِيَ أَحَدُهُمْ وَرَاءَ الْحَجَرِ فَيَقُولُ يَا عَبْدَ اللَّهِ هَذَا يَهُودِيٌّ وَرَائِي فَاقْتُلْهُ You will fight with the Jews until some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O `Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding…