Complete video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/bnCQqTVKvu0 Many of the controversies about Islam that arise today stem from forged or weak hadiths. Let me share with you the impact of these hadiths and give you examples of hadiths which are graded authentic or good but a) contradict each other on basic Islamic practices or b) contract the Quranic message. When we talk about Islamic practice, we expect that we should have hadiths that guide us precisely what we are to do.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/c7hJdgc51lY As COVID drags on, we can't help but wonder, “When will this end? When can I get on with life?” Many of us under a certain age haven't experienced anything like this in our lifetimes. So it makes sense that we're struggling to cope, it's understandable that we can't quite figure out what to do, how to move forward. But the sense of solitude and uncertainty and anxiety that we're experiencing was also experienced by people lon
Summary: This article explains the differences in practice between each Sunni school of thought. It explores the history behind these differences and what events led to these individual schools. Dr. Shabir Ally begins by describing the emergence of the Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’ and Hanbali schools of thought. He explains that location, access to the Prophet and availability of hadiths led to differences in methodology. Interestingly, scholars have always recognized that though
Dr. Safiyyah Ally: Dr. Shabir, here’s a question we received from a viewer: “I thought in Islam you could have different views, different opinions, different interpretations. Is there such a thing as the ultimate view in Islam which every Muslim without fail must follow? Dr. Shabir Ally: There are some things which are so very clear in the Quran or so clearly reported from the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, that we expect all Muslims to abide by them. There are other th
Question from viewer: "If Allah wanted mankind to follow Islam and abide by its rules, then why did he send prominent prophets with their scriptures to the Middle East region only, leaving America, Australia, India, China, and many other areas? Allah tells us in the Quran that he sent prophets to every nation in every age, but clearly the prophets sent to America, Australia, India, et cetera, couldn't have had much of an impact on their people, as most of these people follow
Some people ask, “Where is God in all of this?” For them, COVID rules out once and for all that God exists. If there was a God, why would he allow something like the #pandemic to occur? If God wanted to reach in and micromanage everything, then we humans would have no control. But if God wants to give us some control, he has to take a hands-off approach to a large extent. The #virus may have arisen through some random development within the universe that God has created as a
Question: "Can people read the Quran and other resources on their own and draw their own personal meanings from it? Or is it necessary to always ask someone above, such as an imam? I feel like it's not fair to have to always ask for meanings from someone higher up, as it should be accessible to all of mankind. For example, when you read a novel, we do not need to ask an English teacher to see that we are understanding it correctly. And with the Quran it should be for all peop
#Ramadan is just a few days away. Many #Muslims look forward to the beginning of this blessed month with great excitement and anticipation. But this Ramadan will be different. #COVID-19 shutdowns and physical distancing measures mean that #mosques will remain closed and gatherings will be prohibited. Perhaps you are thinking about the days to come with a feeling of dread and sadness. But you should turn that frown upside down, because this Ramadan will surprise you. I am conf