Islam Vs Science

When I was young and attending evening madrassa, one of my teachers would tell us about how some people had made science into a religion. At the time, I could not fully comprehend what had meant but as time went by, it started to make sense. Some atheists usually following the darwinian way of thought in evolution had actually made it into a religion. Anyhow, the purpose of this post is to inform people regarding the stance muslims have or should have towards it. Even amongst the lay muslims, they have the wrong attitude and approach to this topic. As the title suggests, Muslims do not view science to be… Read More

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my sheikh vs your sheikh

for the laymen, they may not understand the underlying issue here but this applies mainly to brothers/sisters whom have just started ‘practising.’ Sometimes certain teachers appeal to certain people but in the process, these people usually reduce the virtue and knowledge of the other shuyukh and make it like a competition and say things like ‘my teacher is like xyz or has done xyz, has yours done that?’ This is very problematic. Even if its not said in the exact same way, intending something similar to this is what is being meant here. Simply because someone appeals to you, perhaps due to their way of speaking or maybe their manner… Read More

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Muslim Converts

  We usually have a very positive attitude to people converting back to the religion of Islam. However, that temporary positivity isn’t very beneficial for our brothers/sisters in Islam in the long run. Generally, after the person proclaims the shahada, we leave them and expect them to suddenly become scholars in the religion.   What actually occurs is that they go back to their old ways, back to jahiliyyah and in some instances, revert back to their old religion. Why is this? Because no one guided them along their path or even dared to help them. In any case, the blame should be put on us. You can’t expect someone… Read More

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Hes a hanbali and I’m a Hanafi????

The question arises, is there an issue with this? Well there shouldn’t be, and whoever does make this an issue is ignorant of the religion. I had one encounter when I was praying behind an uncle and I was reciting the iqaamah (I am of the opinion that you recite it half the number of times recited in the adhaan), and he stopped me halfway and ordered someone else to do the iqaamah, which left me quite shocked (as hanafis recite it the same no. of times as said in the adhaan). This mentality is a disease and shows how people are lacking in basics of islamic knowledge. Fiqh alone,… Read More

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Dangers of reading fataawa online

Its an increasing concern that people read and understand many fatawa online, especially from IslamQA, in a very skewered manner causing them to be extremely and unnecessarily rigid with themselves and others. Studying a bit of aqeedah and fiqh doesn’t mean anything. In many cases, it can be very problematic; it isn’t the fault of the sheikh but the laymen as they use their lens of thought to understand it, not knowing that their lens is incorrect in the first place. A very common example is the issue of engaging in politics. Most people use the fataawa from islamQA to justify their disengagement or legitimacy of this topic, not knowing… Read More

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Advice to muslim vloggers and the like

I’m not one to watch vlogs (not really my thing), however, many people have attained a lot of attention  so I try to keep updated with whats generally happening with these vloggers. Some may ask why? Simply because the youth watch many of these videos and take them as role models subconsciously and it is important we are aware what they take from them. Many of these vloggers are heavily criticized, which to some extent is rightly done, although, the point of this post is to encourage these bloggers and give them some advice on how they make their work more productive (hopefully viewers can pass this message on to them). Nonetheless,… Read More

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