Category: Theology

The Historic Reality of Paganism in Arabia

Introduction Reconstructing the precise reality of the paganism as it existed in Arabia is a complicated task.  What were its essential features?  What exactly did the pagan Arabs actually believe about God, the afterlife,...

Tawheed: Recognition & Worship

Executive Summary   The very essence of Islam is the testimony that there is no god or deity except Allah and that the Prophet Muḥammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family)...

The ‘Dhikr’ is Protected

Executive Summary   How do we know that the revelation that has reached us has been protected?  Does that protection only extend to the Qur’ānic text?  If it does, then what of the Prophetic Sunnah? ...

Shahāda (2): Muḥammad is the Messenger of Allah

Executive Summary    Part 2 of 2, is the translation of chapter 7 from Part 1 (The Foundations of Deen and its Fundamental Maxims) of Kitāb at-Tawḥeed: A’sās al-Islām wa Ḥaqeeqat-at-Tawḥeed, by Professor Muḥammad bin Abdallah al-Mas’ari.  The...

One side of the Holy Kaba with black cloth and gold banners

Shahada (1): there is no god or deity except Allah

Executive Summary   This is a translation of chapter 6 from Part 1 (The Foundations of Deen and its Fundamental Maxims) of Kitāb at-Tawḥeed: A’sās al-Islām wa Ḥaqeeqat-at-Tawḥeed, by Professor Muḥammad bin Abdallah al-Mas’ari....