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Islamic Scholars

In the Face of Extremism: the Azhar’s Stance

By Sheikh Ali Gomaa / 27 Mar 2013

Our early ancestors adopted a straight thinking methodology with which they managed to build a great civilization from which humanity had benefited greatly. They fiercely fought against crooked thinking and left for us a straight methodology of thinking through which we are able to deal with the evolving challenges that rise with the passage of time while keeping the basic principles of religion intact as they are not subjected to change due to passage of time or change in geographical locations.


Power of “Istighfar” (A moving story)

Source : / 26 Mar 2013

This story about “Istighfar” is from the life of Imam Ahmed Bin Hanbal, who is considered as a renowned scholar of Islam and a famous theologian. Imam Ahmed is also considered to be the founder of the Hanbali school of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and is one of the most celebrated Sunni theologians, often referred to as the "Sheikh ul-Islam" or the "Imam of Ahl al-Sunnah."


Principles of Hadith Verification and Acceptance

Source : / 21 Mar 2013

Based on Shaykh Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani’s notes in the introduction to Dars Tirmidhi (1/80-86). Compiled by Waqar Gulam Dastaguir, student of Jami’ah ‘Uloom al-Qur’an, Leicester, and checked & edited by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari


Talha Ibn Obaidullah (ra)

By Kamran Shahid Ansari / 20 Mar 2013

Talha Ibn Obaidullah (may Allah be pleased with him) was one of the early reverts to Islam and among the ten blessed with the glad tidings of Paradise by the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be to him). He was a wealthy businessman and used to travel to different places for trade and commerce. It was during one of his trips to Syria that he met a Christian monk who informed him about the coming of the last prophet, who according to the scriptures, would appear in the land of Arabia.


Why do people love to gossip?

By Deana Nassar / 14 Mar 2013

Backbiting is a disease of the heart.

Spreading private information or negative judgments is painful to others and reflects poorly on the backbiter.

Last week as I was sitting at a station listening to some girls talk about people I was shocked at how awful they were.


Freedom fatwa? Saudi cleric says women don’t need to veil, can travel alone

By Al Arabiya / 28 Feb 2013

An influential Saudi cleric has issued a religious edict, commonly known as Fatwa, allowing women to travel without a male guardian, uncover their faces and eat alongside men.

In statements posted on Twitter, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Qassim al-Ghamdi, the former head of Mecca's Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice committee, said: “It is permissible for people to look at what is not forbidden in women like their faces and their arms.”


Sayings of the Prominent Scholars about Celebrating Mawlid

Source : / 2 Feb 2013

1. After relating Abu Lahab’s relief on setting Thuwaibha free, Hadrat Maulana Shah Abdul Haq Dehlvi in his famous book Madarij an-Nabuwwah says:

“This event provides a clear proof to those who celebrate Milad Sharif by rejoicing and alms giving on the night of the birth of the holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam), People of Makkah gather on 12th Rabi al-Awwal to is it the house in which the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam) was born.


'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak (118/736 - 181/797)

'Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak

(118/736 - 181/797), a renowned Khorasani scholar

from Qadi 'Iyad'sTartib al-Madarik

translated by Aisha Bewley

He was the client of the Banu Tamim, then the Banu Hanifa. His kunya was Abu 'Abdu'r-Rahman.


Hassan Al-Basri, a beacon of knowledge

Hassan Al-Basri (21-110 A.H.) emerged as one of th e greatest theologian tutor of Basra, leader of the scholars of his time and well known for his strict and encompassing embodiment of the Sunnah. He is also famous for his immense knowledge, fearless remonstration of the authorities with power of attraction in discourse and as the adviser to Caliph Umar bin Abdul Aziz.


Imam Malik: A star among scholar

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 07 May 2012

Malik bin Anas, known as Imam Malik, is a prominent name in Islamic history. He was not only a great scholar of Hadith, but also a jurist after whom was founded one of the four Islamic schools of Islamic jurisprudence: the Maliki school.


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