Is wahhabism a threat to humanity???

Many political speakers and many ignorant muslims use this term very loosely but the truth is they don’t really understand it. They associate it with extremism and blame Saudi Arabia for it as ‘wahhabism’ is the doctrine they teach. Just a side note, it is only usually the Sufi inclined muslims whom actually use the term ‘wahhabi,’ So where did this term come from? It came from a man called Mohammed Ibn Abdul Wahhab. He lived during a period where deviants were widespread and people were worshipping graves and calling out to the dead and other such acts. He in turn started to refute all of these deviancies and practises… Read More

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YouTube can be a problematic place to learn

Youtube is a very useful place to learn various things, however the issue at hand is that people use the limited knowledge (especially from only using youtube as their source of knowledge) they have and use it as a base to judge others or pass down verdicts, or to tell other muslims what the correct methodology is, in which they aren’t qualified to do. This phenomenon is only seen in those muslims who purely just watch islamic videos on Youtube. However, it should be clear that there is nothing wrong with it but we need to know our boundaries, as there are many people on it subscribing to different views… Read More

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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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