The Chain for Abu Amr of Basra

Abu Amr was a major Qari situated in Basra. There are differences of opinion regarding his year of birth. The opinion ranges from 55AH/675 to 68 AH/688CE. He was born in Makkah settled in Basrah and died in Kufa. He was a prolific scholar and his Qiraat was followed by Sufyan ibn Uyaynah . In... Continue Reading →

On Relativism, Rashomon Effect, and Hercule Poirot- Scattered Musings

A running theme among the perennialists and secular spirituals is if there are multiple iterations on one issue the issue at hand becomes relative by default. An example would be, given one factor you can argue its moral weight in myriads of ways and come to a different conclusion, morality is relative. A more pertinent... Continue Reading →

DEFINING IBADAH- BY USTAD BASSAM ZAWADI

DISCLAIMER: This article is not written or edited by me. Its authored by Bassam Zawadi who i greatly admire for his extensive work on Islamic apologetics, works against modernists and hadith rejectors and on Aqeedah related matters. Those interested in his works should check his Medium, Academia page and his old website Call to Monotheism.... Continue Reading →

WE DON’T WISH YOU, A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The article is a translative effort done by an erudite student of knowledge, it is not my own content rather I took his permission to share this. May Allah bless him and the shaikh for their efforts. The Venerable al-Shaykh Kareem Hilmee, may Allah Preserve him and all of the carriers of sacred-knowledge, says: All... Continue Reading →

A Kalami Critique of Istiqlaali Creed: Analyzing the Fallacies, Incoherence and the Ambiguous God Problem (AGP) in Dr. Qadhi’s Theology.

Brother Muhammad wrote another fantastic piece mashaallah

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The argument

Many of you might have heard this argument that if we consider xyz (other than Allah) to be hearing at every place, knowing every matter, controlling every single atom in the universe, and even creating the heavens and the earth, all of that will not be considered Shirk, so long as the belief is that the xyz entity is dependent upon Allah.

A very simplistic version of this argument can be formulated as follows:

1. Allah has knowledge and power.

2. We also have some knowledge and power.

3. Prophets or Angels of have much greater degrees of knowledge and power than us.

4. Therefore, the quantity or degrees of knowledge or power cannot be the differentiation criteria between how Allah’s knowledge or power is understood.

5. The differentiating criteria between divine knowledge/divine power and the knowledge or power of created beings must then be independence.

6. Therefore…

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Did all pagan deities of pre-Islamic Arabia have creation powers ? Evaluating Yasir Qadhi’s unprecedented understanding of Paganism.

A great article on the issue of istiqlal.

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This is a series of posts analyzing various aspects of Salafism vs Istiqlaalism debate from Deobandi perspective. On this particular issue, the critique is directed against Shaykh Yāsir Qāḍi (YQ), who is considered an advocate of Istiqlaal doctrine alongside others like Shaykh Ḥātim Al-ʿAwnī, and some students of knowledge. Even though, to add this disclaimer, YQ’s understanding on all issues may not corroborate with the stance of others in that camp.

So lets quote the position of Yāsir Qāḍi from his library chat:14 (https://youtu.be/dRtYCJ7bE5I), time stamped around 1:13:00 , where he says the following

Allah is saying that Quresh understand that there is one God of gods—the Supreme God, now whats the next verse. [Quotes 23(Al-Mu’minoon):91], this is paganism, the quintessential reality of paganism. Every Ilaah has the power to create according to the Quresh. Every Ilaah would be in control of a dominion and doing things in his…

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