In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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Jul18

Rebellion against rulers in Islamic Law

By: Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, Shaykh Seraj Hendricks Source: islamicsupremecouncil.org The scholar Ibn Nujaym said “it is not permitted for there to be more than one state leader (Imam) in a time period. There may be many judges, even in one state, but the leader is one.”(1) Al-Bahjouri said “It is an obligation to obey the leader, even if he is not fair or trustworthy or even if he committed sins or mistakes.”(2) Abu Hanifa’s school says that the head of the state, the Imam, cannot be expelled for being a corrupt person (fasiq).(3) Hudhaifa bin al-Yaman narrated a hadith in which he said, “The Prophet (saws) said, ‘there will be after me leaders who do not follow my guidance and do...

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Jul14

Tasawwuf: What is Sufism?

By: Sheikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller Source: http://untotheone.com Perhaps the biggest challenge in learning Islam correctly today is the scarcity of traditional ‘ulama. In this meaning, Bukhari relates the sahih, rigorously authenticated hadith that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Truly, Allah does not remove Sacred Knowledge by taking it out of servants, but rather by taking back the souls of Islamic scholars [in death], until, when He has not left a single scholar, the people take the ignorant as leaders, who are asked for and who give Islamic legal opinion without knowledge, misguided and misguiding” (Fath al-Bari, 1.194, hadith 100). The process...

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Jul09

What following the Sharia means to me

By: Asiya Rodrigo Source: Daily Life Last week, a story broke out about a Syrian refugee living in Germany who discovered 150,000 Euros hidden in a wardrobe given to him by a charity. For a refugee like Muhannad, there is no burning desire greater than bringing family members left behind to safety. But instead of using the money to send for his two younger brothers, Muhannad heroically handed over the entire sum to the authorities. The reason he gave for doing so was because his religion, Islam, forbids him from acquiring someone else’s wealth unlawfully. This resonated with me deeply. When a conscious Muslim (or indeed a believer in many other faiths) thinks about “lawful and...

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