Ash’ari – What’s in a name?

One of the terms that are thrown around by some Muslims that like to label other Muslims is “Ash’ari”. Whenever I hear this term, or any term for that matter, being used to label any Muslim, my first reaction is revulsion, followed by the question: what do you mean by “Ash’ari”? I ask this question…

My Way or Hell’s Way

I can hypothetically bet, and win this bet, that just about every single Muslim that is reading these words would have at least heard, if not directly been warned, that such and such scholar is a deviant, or a Sufi, or an Ash’ari, or a Matouridi, or a Wahhabi, or a Salafi, or a this…

My Shaykh Vs. Your Shaykh

Truth must be told, that we as Muslims tend to at times act in ways that blatantly contradict the teachings of Islam as put forth in the Quran and Sunnah. If you go through YouTube or message boards across the Internet, you will not have a hard time finding Muslims attacking each other over their…

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…