Innovation in Religion – A Closer Look

In this day and age of throwing terms around that many don’t have a  good handle on the meanings of, it is a requirement that one understands what their speaking about. We live during a time that many Muslims are issuing judgments and declaring rulings left, right and centre, yet not understanding the inner workings…

An Equanimously Islamic View of The World

The use of the term “religion” as a general adjective to describe the different faiths practiced by the diverse populations in today’s world is problematic. For instance, it assumes their similarity to a degree which renders them interchangeable, and that any apparent differences in practice are insignificant in the big picture. In the west, when…

How Is Your Heart?

God says in the Quran: (يوم لا ينفع مال ولا بنون إلا من أتى الله بقلب سليم) (On the Day in which no wealth or children will benefit a person except for the one who comes with a sound heart) The Prophet peace be upon him says in a sound narration: (ألا إن في الجسد…

The Complacency of “God is Merciful”

Over the past couple of days a common phrase is being propagated amongst a number of Muslims that I’m surrounded by, which at first sounds accurate, but once the context is clarified it becomes immediately apparent how it is being used falsely: God is All Forgiving and All Merciful الله غفور رحيم While these are…

The Delusional Salafi

I have a question that I still can’t find the answer to. Since when did 1400 years of traditional Islamic scholarship, with a countless number of traditional Muslim scholars coming from as far east as China, and going as far west as Andalusia, have been reduced to 7 individuals? I’m speaking from a personal experience…