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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 »

Some Knowledge is not Taken Except Like This

Knowledge

“A muhaddith will never be complete until they narrate from who is above them, equal to them, and below them”. This statement is not simply words anymore that are memorized, or understood; the host scholar ingrained them in my heart and sealed them with images of parking lot races, reading mistakes unabashedly made in front of congregations, and the most beautiful humility. There is some knowledge that is not taken, except like this. Read More »

The Islamic Ruling Regarding Celebrating Thanksgiving Day

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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?

Ashoora

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 »

A Rebuttal to ‘Should Muslims Reconsider Animal Slaughter on Eid?’

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A respectful rebuttal against the ideas behind the banning of udhiya. Read More »

Bangladesh Unrest: A Battle of Faith?

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The hijab has been a prominent target; the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Showkat Ali, spoke out against the veil, incredibly stating, “only those who have ugly faces use religion to cover it.” In a number of state educational institutions, headscarves have been banned, including at Rajshahi University’s Social Welfare Department, Chittagong Nursing College, and Kushtia Women’s College. The ruling party has also made moves to secularize the nation’s constitution. Read More »

A Deeper Look at Emaan

Emaan

Many times the word إيمان 'Eman' is casually translated into "faith" without one having a deep understanding of what it implies. This word comes from ء م ن, which literally means "safety, security, and guarantee." Security from our own bad thoughts, from punishment because of our sins, from committing what God has told us to stay away from, from doubt, and from living a purposeless life, etc. Read More »

Islamophobia is Stupid: Part III

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Islamophobia is stupid: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4   The Messenger of Allāh said, “The believer does not defame, abuse, disparage, nor vilify.” (al-Tirmidhi) So it is official, Islamophobia IS stupid! Well, at least the Associated Press (AP) rejected the term (along with Homophobia and “ethnic cleansing”) in their most recent update to the ... Read More »

We Are All Slaves of Allah

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Once, while in class at college, an Arab girl I was sitting next to said quite loudly to another, “Hey, give this paper to the 'abdah” referring to a black girl in the class. I wondered if she was even aware of what she was saying in English. Did she think that 'abdah translates to “black girl” and never thought ... Read More »

Tired of People ‘Playing the Race Card’?

RACISM

Reminders of social injustice are like reminders of poverty in the world. Those who still have within them even a grain of goodness become disturbed when confronted with these painful truths. But the true measure of righteousness is what we do about this uncomfortable stirring within. Read More »

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