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  1. Sulayman F

    April 2, 2013 at 12:17 AM

    I love the new look.

  2. Tamer

    April 2, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    Jazakum Allahu Khayran for being a good orthodox Muslim website. Please keep it up! T.

    • Abu Sharif

      February 6, 2014 at 4:56 AM

      Subhnallah!!!! When was the “orthodox Muslims” started? I used to hear “moderate and extremists Muslims”, I didn’t know there is another brand. Let’s follow the Quran and the Sunnah as much as we can and I never read anything about being a “good orthodox Muslim” in Hadiths or Quran!

  3. Maruf

    April 2, 2013 at 8:50 AM

    Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu

    JazakAllah Khayr for all the great work. We are benefiting immensely.

    PS: Kudos on using responsive design :) – Other masjid portals must follow suit

  4. Gibran

    April 7, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

    Do not use the word “orthodox” lest Allah aza wa jal’s wrath becomes upon you and you become like the nation before us which did this. We pray in every salah “ghayral maghdoobi alayhim wa ladaaaaalin.”

    This is what Allah and His Messenger promised and Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth.

    Aboo Sa’eed al-Khudree (radiAllaahu ‘anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: You will certainly follow the sanan (way) of those who came before you, like the feather (of the arrow) exactly resembles the feather – such that if they were to enter the hole of a lizard, you would certainly enter it. They said: O Messenger of Allaah! The Jews and the Christians? He said: Who else? [Bukhari, Muslim]

    Definitely those who follow the ways of such nations before us earn the same fate. Do not fall into the same trap.

    • Aly Balagamwala | DiscoMaulvi

      April 8, 2013 at 1:17 AM

      Dear Akhi Gibran
      WaAlaikum Assalam Wa Rehmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu:

      JazakAllahu Khairin for your concern on this matter. You rightly point out that the Jews and even the Christians use the word “Orthodox”. However, please note that Orthodox is defined as follows:

      [awr-thuh-doks] Show IPA
      of, pertaining to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine, philosophy, ideology, etc.
      of, pertaining to, or conforming to beliefs, attitudes, or modes of conduct that are generally approved.
      customary or conventional, as a means or method; established.
      sound or correct in opinion or doctrine, especially theological or religious doctrine.

      Now don’t you think the word is correctly used? And just because someone has used a word doesn’t make it haram.

      It would be so much better if we could just write Muslim but unfortunately in today’s world (especially in the west) Muslim covers Sufi, Salafi, Shia, Munkar-e-Hadith, Ahmadiyya, Aga Khani, Bori, etc and we both know we can’t be associated with that generalization. Thus, it is necessary to use a word to distinguish and in the English language Orthodox aligns best.

      If you know of any alternate words please submit.

      Best Regards
      *Comment above is posted in a personal capacity and may not reflect the official views of MuslimMatters or its staff*

      • Gibran

        April 8, 2013 at 1:43 AM

        In any case, now that you call yourselves orthodox Muslims, prepare to act like Orthodox Jews and Christians*

        Maybe my grammar error is a fitna for you all.

        • Aly Balagamwala | DiscoMaulvi

          April 9, 2013 at 12:24 AM

          Now where was it that I read, you should always think good for your Muslim brother (help me out here)? Yet you are trying to condemn us to deviation just because you don’t understand a word choice. SubhanAllah!

          • Gibran

            April 9, 2013 at 3:32 PM

            Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh
            The Prophet ﷺ said “There are two things that no believer has been given anything better: a good opinion of Allah and a good opinion of the servants of Allah.”

            The Prophet, , said: “Beware of assumptions, for assumption is the falsest of speech, and do not be inquisitive, and do not spy upon one another, and do not vie with one another, and do not envy one another, and do not hate one another, and do not shun one another; be fellow-brothers and slaves of Allaah.”

            But all of that is not relevant here. I gave you an alternate word-Ahlus Sunnah and Ahlussunnah Wal Jamah. We got this from the Sahaba. It is enough to differentiate ourselves from Ahlul Bidah Wal Firqah.

            Are you arguing with me?
            After An-Nabi salllahualayhiwasalam said “There are no people who went astray after having been guided except for indulging in disputation.” (al-Tirmidhi)
            wa kanal insanu akthara shayin jadalah
            After the Messenger of Allah , said:
            (Whoever adopts the call of Jahiliyyah, will be one of those who will crawl on their knees in Hell.) A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, even if he fasts and performs Salah” He said,
            (Yes, even if he fasts and performs Salah. So adopt the call of Allah whereby He called you Muslims and believers and servants of Allah.)
            After Allah aza wa jal says
            “So let those beware who dissent from the Prophet’s order, lest fitnah strike them or a painful punishment.”

            You are really willing to argue this?

            It’s very clear that the Messenger commanded us to differentiate ourselves from the Jews and Christians. Remember when he was looking for how to do the adhan? And some people suggested a horn but he said “This belongs to the Jews.” Someone else suggested a bell, but he said, “This belongs to the Christians.” We have the adhan today because a sahaba got a dream about it.
            We have more need to differentiate ourselves from the Jews and Christians then from deviants.There is no point in arguing this further. This is what Allah and His Messenger promised and Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth.

            If you are so convinced that it is ok to imitate the Jews and Christians instead, go ahead. Allah is more knowing of whatever you do.

          • Aly Balagamwala | DiscoMaulvi

            April 10, 2013 at 2:25 AM

            My dearest brother:

            1) Your comments are not censored. They are under moderation. Moderated comments are not cleared 24/7.
            2) You are correct that Ahlus-Sunnah Wal Jamah would be the best choice of a title but since the audience is primarily western it is necessary to put it in words of their understanding.
            3) My interaction with you has been quite recent but I love you for the sake of Allah. And as your brother in Islam I feel it is my right to say what I am about to say: You are quick to denounce everyone who does not agree to your interpretation as destined to hell and a deviant. Islam is a wonderful religion that allows for difference of opinion based on the same evidences. YOu know more Islamic references I do so I don’t need to quote cases of the sahaba disagreeing on matters. On matters of Aqidah this rigidity may be called for but in other matters condemning the other to doom and punishment is uncalled for. It is Ahlus-Sunnah Wal Jamah of all Muslims not Ahlus-Sunnah Wal Jamah of those who interpret each issue exactly as per Gibran’s understanding.

            Best Regards
            *Comment above is posted in a personal capacity and may not reflect the official views of MuslimMatters or its staff*

          • idesireranks

            April 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM

            Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

            My dearest brother Aly
            You really are a sweetheart.

            But I think sometimes you read things that aren’t their. Everybody’s mind works differently.

            So we can leave it to others to see whether I am condemning you to hell or giving a warning.

          • Aly Balagamwala | DiscoMaulvi

            April 11, 2013 at 1:30 AM

            WaAlaikum Assalam Wa Rehmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu:

            So be it. :)


    • Hassen

      April 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM

      I think you mean: “GhayrIL maghdoobi alayhim…” (not “ghayrAL”)- hope you don’t pray like that. And I don’t agree with your dislike of the word “orthodox” either. Orthodox Muslim clearly refers to Ahl as-Sunnah.

  5. Aly Balagamwala | DiscoMaulvi

    April 12, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    May Allah accept it from me

  6. Nizam ali

    June 18, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    “Islam is a wonderful religion that allows for difference of opinion based on the same evidences” .subhaanallah

  7. Naima Abdul-haqq

    January 6, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    What article would you suggest that I could send to my Christian daughter in law who believes my son should share equally in the daily care of 3 small boys. He works from 7am to 6 pm and more often has to cook & clean when he gets home.

    We have tried everything, she emasculates him continuous in front of his boys 2- 6. Please help!!

  8. O H

    January 7, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Alhamdulillaah I have benefitted a lot from the material on this site whether it be authored by shuyookh or students of knowledge. It is a well organised and well presented platform which seems to be in sync with modernity. Having said that I advise the people of Muslimmatters to continue their good work and be steadfast on the truth and the way of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah and the orthodox (I dislike the word) beliefs which is the way of the Salaf (our righteous predecessors). I hope we Muslims in the West continue to benefit from this site and not see a day when when a so-called modernist and diluted version of Islam is propagated which is out of sync with the fundamentals and traditional approach to the deen or the understanding of the Salaf. I pray that Allaah Subhana Wa Ta ‘Aala keeps myself and the people involved in this site steadfast upon the Haqq as it is a great Amanah bestowed by Allaah upon them and therefore they bear a great responsibility to thousands globally. Each piece of information shared has huge repercussions in this life and, more importantly, the Hereafter. I also urge them to continue their coverage of oppressed Muslims all around the world even though it may not appear to directly affect the Muslims in the West and to always oppose the oppressors wherever they may be as it is a freedom, albeit limited, afforded to them living in the West. May Allaah grant us all khair. Ameen

  9. abubakar

    January 14, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    Good morning, I pray for all those that give there strength and time to contribute immensely to these our religion.And let those that do this do it for Allah’s sack.Thank you all.

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