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My Thoughts on the Junaid Jamshed Controversy


Nouman Ali Khan speaks on the Junaid Jamshed Controversy

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Nouman Ali Khan is the director of the Bayyinah Institute. He is well known for his contributions in the fields of Arabic and Quranic studies - most recently starting a full time on-campus institute for this purpose in Dallas, TX.



  1. Kalimatil

    December 9, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    I am blown away by the relevancy of the Quran, just beautiful and amazing <3

  2. Hassan

    December 9, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Unfortunately fables and fabricated stuff is rampant in tableeghi jamaat. This was bound to happen one day unfortunately. JJ misquoted a hadith with his own paraphrasing and explanation despite being not scholar. Tableeghis across the world rely on stories that are half truths or fake sometimes. Moreover they let any Tom, Dick and Harry take pulpit and become psuedo-scholar. JJ has repented I am sure, and may Allah accept his sincere repentance and guide him to do good. But he and tableeghis need to in retrospect should realize that speaking without knowledge of authentic Quran and Sunnah is dangerous and slippery slope. I hope this event can make them realize this

  3. Mohammed

    December 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Subhaan-Allaah, very nicely explained.
    Hope our brothers who are unknowingly using this incident as a means to incite muslims against muslims, listen to this and understand the importance of forgiving and foregoing.
    Oh Allah, help us.

  4. Dr. Junaid

    December 10, 2014 at 8:57 PM

    JJ we love you from the core of our heart. May Allah give you strength and istiqama to sacrifice more and more in the path of Allah. And obviously what happens was totally unintentionally. All the muslims with pure faith can feel it.

  5. Malghalerra

    December 11, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Nouman Ali Khan you are one of my favorite scholar because you explain the beautiful intricacies of Quran in a simple ways for us commoners. Your comments regarding the above topic clarify the mercy of Allah and Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) towards Islam haters.

    I think this is the right time that qualified and learned Islamic scholars come forward to discuss the issue of blasphemy in the light of Quran and authentic Ahadees. The rampant misuse of blasphemy laws, by the authorities and public in Muslim countries for hate crimes especially against the minorities, for revenge among the poor and for political purposes have give Islam a bad name and lead to further tensions.

    While many scholars have spoken up about forgiveness for Junaid Jamshed, We also need to talk about how to deal with non Muslim minorities if they commit blasphemy or if they are accused of it. We should not forget the innocents who lose their lives at the hands of society due to the misuse or misinterpretation of these laws. If there is mercy and forgiveness for one it should encompass the rest also, because that is the essence of Islam basically. Nonetheless in the end Allah is the best judge.

  6. Route 114 Teacher

    December 13, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Masha Allah, well written

  7. Amit

    December 13, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    I’m with the Rule of Law on this matter. If countless other (powerless) Pakistanis had their lives destroyed by accusations of blasphemy, why should he be exempted by virtue of his fame, wealth, social class and power base. One law for all brothers and sisters.

  8. Sr Kareemah

    December 15, 2014 at 2:55 PM

    As salaamu alaykum.

    This was a beautiful explanation and a reminder for all of us on how to deal with hearing news about each other in particular and using the Qur’an as a guide in our everyday lives in general. BarakAllahu feek for this beautiful advice.

    Wa alaykum us salaam

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  10. Faizal Sayed

    December 16, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    I think that Nouman Ali Khan has put this forth very well. We must focus on the bigger issues. The west is sitting by and waiting to divide us further.

  11. Ahmad Omar

    December 17, 2014 at 4:22 PM

    The problem is not that whether we should accept his apology or not ? Off course we should as Prophet (peace be upon him) said that show mercy if you want Allah to be merciful to you….. Therefore we should accept his apology…. But the point is that when unqualified people take away the pulpit and start doing dawah without any proper studying of Islamic texts then many of us may get a wrong understanding of the islamic concept….. Another disturbing point and probably the even bigger one was that the people who were listening at the back were laughing after his ( JJ ) very bad remarks . Even they could not realize that there is some serious problem with what he had said ? What have these people have learned ?

  12. Yousuf / Muslim604

    December 17, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    This is great, but he should make it clear that the same verses apply to the poor and voiceless people (many of whom are ethnic/religious minorities) who are accused of “blasphemy.”

  13. Fatema

    December 19, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Salam brother Nouman,
    Talking about fiqh and aqidah issues (even when deriving from the Qu’ran) are serious matters. What Islamic qualifications do you have for this?

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