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In the name of religion or politics?

By: Mohamed Ghlian Source: More than a few people got upset with what I had to say regarding the alleged “Jihad” in Syria and my description of the different groups using Islam for their political ends as criminals. It’s amazing how fast people will turn on you when they discover that you’re not exactly falling in line with their political ideologies. It’s the same person, with the same writing style who was on your good graces just last week wie kann man apps herunterladen iphone. But all of a sudden he’s on your naughty list because he voices a different stance than you on some political matter that you happen to feel very strongly about. More amazing still are...

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Muslim Scholars and Politics

By: MOHAMED GHLIAN Source: {They said, ‘Shu’ayb, does your prayer tell you that we should abandon what our forefathers worshipped and refrain from doing whatever we please with our own property? Indeed you are a tolerant and sensible man.’ He answered, ‘My people, can you not see? What if I am acting on clear evidence from my Lord? He Himself has given me good provision: I do not want to do what I am forbidding you to do, I only want to put things right as far as I can. I cannot succeed without God’s help: I trust in Him, and always turn to Him.} – Quran, Hud 11:87,88 It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with...

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Seeking knowledge or Ijaza?

By: Mohamed Ghlian Source: Imam Malik said, “I have learned knowledge for myself.” It was attributed to Sufyan al-Thawrī to have said, “We learned knowledge for other than God the Exalted, but knowledge refused to be sought for other than God.” Imam Ahmed said, “The essence of knowledge is awe of God.” These statements and others like them from different scholars that have spanned the entire history of the Islamic Tradition are often repeated by traditional teachers of Islam to their students. They serve as reminders to the teachers and as warnings to their students with regards to what seeking Sacred Knowledge is about. “It is those of His servants who have...

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