Allegiance
Allegiance

 The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him forewarned us that the era prior to the advent of the Dajjāl would be characterised by years of deception and treachery.  This is exemplified by the alliances which...

Was the Prophet (ﷺ) a vegetarian or vegan?
Was the Prophet (ﷺ) a vegetarian or vegan?

 There are some that have the inclination to try and depict the latest trend, fashion or fad as being something that was “originally Islamic” to begin with.  Some do so quite innocently, others sincerely looking to incorporate...

The Battle of India (Ghazwat-ul-Hind)
The Battle of India (Ghazwat-ul-Hind)

Introduction Prophecies relating to the coming of the final hour, have a powerful propensity to capture the imagination.  None more so than those which appear in our tradition, the final revelation sent to mankind.  Indeed,...

Q&A Judgement in Yemen?
Q&A Judgement in Yemen?

QuestionAt last Friday prayer, the Imām discussed at length a ḥadith from the companion Mu’ādth ibn Jabal, when he was sent to Yemen and his discussion with the Prophet peace be upon him regarding how to judge cases.  Is there...

Crypto currency and Bitcoin
Crypto currency and Bitcoin

QuestionIs Crypto currency such as Bitcoin essentially prohibited because it is issued by unknown people?Some argue that it is not tangible, being not made from anything physical, except being backed by software.  Wealth cannot...

Medicine Men
Medicine Men

Introduction'Anyone who practices medicine but is not known as a practitioner, and injures a person or inflicts harm on him, will be held liable.’  This statement, purportedly referred to as a Prophetic ḥadith has been circulated...

Attendance at Friday prayers
Attendance at Friday prayers

IntroductionWith several mosques, particularly in London, closing their doors despite any government injunction to do so, several questions have been raised about the viability of convening Friday congregational prayers, Jummah,...

The Magician
The Magician

Introduction A morbid fascination with the occult doesn’t seem to be limited to a particular society or civilisation.  For some sections of the Muslim Ummah, the ‘supernatural’ occupies a place quite centre stage, at times...

A sickness, unto death
A sickness, unto death

 ‘If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs’  Rendered in the famous lines of ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), these seem apt words for the year 2020.  Unlike previous years, the very notion...

Q&A: Leprosy
Q&A: Leprosy

QuestionThere have been several messages forwarded on social media that I've seen to show that the Prophet peace be upon him said to keep distance from the lepers.  Is the tradition ‘Do not stare at lepers, and if you speak to...

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An in-depth study into the very root origins of Islam, the essential nature of Tawheed (monotheism). Coupled with that it tackles head on not only the age old problem concerning the precise nature of worship and shirk (polytheism) but how these topics corresponds to the contemporary issue like ruling, governance and allegiance. Liberated from confused ill-disciplined divisions, primacy is given to the original sources, challenging many of the phantasms which plagued Islamic thought for far too long.

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A Ruling on Music and chess
bn Ḥazm was famous for his rejection that there is any clear authentic textual prohibition relating to music or playing chess. Therefore, aside from the Qur’ānic verses that are cited during the course of his argument, he undertakes a very detailed critical analysis of the ḥadith and narrative reports on the topic. This is insightful given that some of these ḥadith are quoted without an accompanying assessment of their authenticity, let alone their channel of transmission.
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