Misgivings regarding abrogation clarified

Abrogation is something that bothers many people and the idea that there are redundant verses in the Qur’an troubles some Muslims as well. However, there is more to this than this simple assumption. Abrogation may be of a number of types and these are logical and understandable as well. Of the different types, two are…

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) was never suicidal

An allegation against Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) is floating out there that he wanted to commit suicide. This has been addressed by the Muslims [*][*] but the claim has not stopped and in order to pursue it further, some verses from the Qur’an are misapplied as well. فَلَعَلَّكَ بَـخِعٌ نَّفْسَكَ عَلَى ءَاثَـرِهِمْ إِن لَّمْ يُؤْمِنُواْ بِهَـذَا…

Lampoon the poets

Some Hadiths of the Prophet (ﷺ) are criticised and claimed to be giving a free pass to insult others. Hadiths are as follows: قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم لِحَسَّانَ ‏ “‏ اهْجُهُمْ ـ أَوْ هَاجِهِمْ ـ وَجِبْرِيلُ مَعَكَ ‏” The Prophet (ﷺ) said to Hassan, “Lampoon them (i.e. the pagans) and Gabriel is with you.”…

Was Haman an Egyptian or a Persian?

Haman is portrayed as a close aide of the Pharaoh in the Qur’an. Below are the relevant verses: ونمكن لهم في الارض ونري فرعون وهامان وجنودهما منهم ماكانوا يحذرون And establish them in the land and show Pharaoh and [his minister] Haman and their soldiers through them that which they had feared. [Q.28:6] فَالْتَقَطَهُ ءَالُ…

Nature of group Zikr

There are narrations that speak of doing Zikr in group(s). One such is as follows: يَقُولُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى: أَنَا عِنْدَ ظَنِّ عَبْدِي بِي، وَأَنَا مَعَهُ إِذَا ذَكَرَنِي، فَإِنْ ذَكَرَنِي فِي نَفْسِهِ، ذَكَرْتُهُ فِي نَفْسِي، وَإِنْ ذَكَرَنِي فِي مَلَإٍ، ذَكَرْتُهُ فِي مَلَإٍ خَيْرٍ مِنْهُمْ، وَإِنْ تَقَرَّبَ إِلَيَّ بِشِبْرٍ، تَقَرَّبْتُ إِلَيْهِ ذِرَاعًا، وَإِنْ تَقَرَّبَ إِلَيَّ ذِرَاعًا، تَقَرَّبْتُ…

Is there such a thing as good innovation?

The Prophet (ﷺ) said: مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْهُ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ إِنَّ أَصْدَقَ الْحَدِيثِ كِتَابُ اللَّهِ وَأَحْسَنَ الْهَدْىِ هَدْىُ مُحَمَّدٍ وَشَرَّ الأُمُورِ مُحْدَثَاتُهَا وَكُلَّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلاَلَةٌ وَكُلَّ ضَلاَلَةٍ فِي النَّارِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ يَقُولُ ‏”‏ بُعِثْتُ أَنَا وَالسَّاعَةُ كَهَاتَيْنِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ وَكَانَ إِذَا ذَكَرَ السَّاعَةَ احْمَرَّتْ وَجْنَتَاهُ وَعَلاَ…

Misuse of Maqasid al-Shariah (5)

The old and the new Shafi’i fiqh by Abdullah b. Saleh al-Ujayri (pgs. 478 – 487) A citation used by the modernist approaches in this context pertains to the changes in the school of Imam al-Shafi’i’. He had two common fiqh; the first is known as the ‘old’ and the second is called the ‘new’.…

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…