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Salvific Exclusivity – Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

Shaykh Yasir Qadhi

Lecture by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi |  Transcript by Hayley B. The following is the video and transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's lecture “Salafivic Exclusivity.” The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity. Thank you very much. It's very daunting to come on stage after Tariq Ramadan, but I'll try and do what I can. Jean-Jacques Rousseau on the social contract, on the very ... Read More »

The Islamic Ruling Regarding Celebrating Thanksgiving Day


Thank Allāh subḥānahu wa ta'āla first for the good that He has given you. Read More »

Did the Prophet Know that his Grandson al-Hussain was Going to be Martyred?


A young brother sent me the following question a few days ago: A shia brother posted this status:        The Holy Prophet said: Surely, there exists in the hearts of the Mu'mineen (believers), with respect to the martyrdom of Hussein , a heat that never subsides. [Mustadrak al-wasail vol 10 pg 31] Basically he is claiming the Prophet ... Read More »

Fatwas and the Responsibility of Muslim Scholars in America


Understanding how to apply Islamic law and morality, in the United States, require a thorough understanding of the shariah, the culture norms of the people, as well as the inclusion and consultation of indigenous American Muslim imams, laymen and intelligentsia. Read More »

Gems from Sh. Salah al-Sawwy | The Affair of The Believer-Between Gratefulness and Patience


Translated by Ammar Alshukry From the sīrah The sīrah of the Prophet gives us consolation in these turbulent times. The Prophet was an orphan, and so it was ordained that orphans be respected after him in every land, and under every sky. When the Prophet experienced Mecca, and experienced the weakness there, and fear, and when the people of Mecca ... Read More »

Fussing Over the 15th of Sha‘ban

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Question: Is marking out the 15th night of Sha'ban (laylat al-nisf min sha'ban) with extra prayers and devotion sanctioned by Islam, or is doing so judged to be a reprehensible innovation (bid'ah)? Answer: Each year, a fair amount of fussing and fighting takes place over this issue. Yet the truth of the matter is that scholars have long-held this issue to be ... Read More »

Terrorism is to Jihad as Adultery is to Marriage | Shaykh Abu Aaliyah Surkheel

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For the past four days I had been working on the following article, which I intended to post yesterday evening. However, I then heard about the vile and sadistic act of violence carried out by two men with knives and a meat cleaver in Woolwich. So I thought it best to review the blog post in light of the event, ... Read More »

Theological Debate on Evolution | Yasir Qadhi

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Last month Shaykh Yasir Qadhi participated in a debate tackling the controversial topic of evolution. This video features Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's complete Presentation, Rebuttal & Conclusion.  This is from the Deen Institute's “Have Muslims Misunderstood Evolution?” conference. [HTML1] The full debate can be watched here: [HTML2] Read More »

Ismail Kamdar I Tolerance of Fiqh Issues

Ismail Kamdar

Lecture by Ismail Kamdar | Transcribed by Zara T. [The following is the video and transcript of Ismail Kamdar's lecture "Tolerance in Fiqh Issues"  The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity.] The lecture can be viewed here.   Indeed all praise is due to Allāh , our Creator, our Nourisher, our Sustainer. And we ask Allāh to send His ... Read More »

Understanding the Statements of the Illustrious Imams: ‘When a Hadith is Sahih it is my Madhab”

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What is the meaning of the statement by the four Imams: Abu Hanifah, Malik, al-Shafi’i, and Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, that ‘when a hadith is found to be authentic that is my adopted position (in fiqh)’? Read More »

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