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Muslim Scholars & Politics

{They said, ‘Shu’ayb, does your prayer tell you that we should abandon what our forefathers worshipped and refrain from doing whatever we please with our own property? Indeed you are a tolerant and sensible man.’ He answered, ‘My people, can you not see? What if I am acting on clear evidence from my Lord? He…

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Seeking Knowledge or Ijaza?

Imam Malik said, “I have learned knowledge for myself.” It was attributed to Sufyan al-Thawrī to have said, “We learned knowledge for other than God the Exalted, but knowledge refused to be sought for other than God.” Imam Ahmed said, “The essence of knowledge is awe of God.” These statements and others like them from…

Islam, Homosexuality, & Same Sex Marriage

Islam, Homosexuality, & Same-Sex Marriage

The subject of homosexuality and same-sex marriage is one of the rare ones where we’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone who’s agnostic about it. It’s either you’re in support of it or you’re against it. Moreover, we’re quickly moving into a time where anyone who speaks against homosexuality and same-sex marriage is going to be…