Uthman Ad-Darimi and Faulty Logic

By Shaykh Hafiz Mahmut, slightly edited by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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Abu Said Uthman ad-Darimî, who is one of the prominent names among the “Ahl ul-Hadith” proponents, wrote a critique called Naqdh ‘Ala Bishr al-Marisi (Replying to Bishr al-Marisi). In that book he makes Takfeer (anathematization) on Bishr, and the proponents of the Muta’zilah and the Jamiyah groups who view the Qur’an as being Makhlooq (a created entity). Continue reading

Question: “What is the main epistemic problem in Twelver Shiaism?”

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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If I am asked about what is the core problem with the Twelver Shia religion, the main issue that comes up is an epistemic one:

 We have a religion claiming to be protected by Infallibles, Continue reading

Clarification: Are we presenting extreme Shia positions as mainstream ones?

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by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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Due to some recent discussions we engaged in regarding the excerpts we include in our works, it is appropriate to write the following brief clarification regarding our articles and works: We know that there is a potential for certain readers to say that perhaps the views we are presenting here do not Continue reading

(Draft Article) Shaykh Hamaz Yusuf and 500 Infallible Ahadith

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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I recently read an article entitled “Sheikh Hamza Yusuf “We only have 500 hadith that are of the status of the Qur’an!”. This is an article where a bona fide Hadith Rejector is trying to use the statements of the very well-known Sunni Shaykh given in one of his videos towards his premise that we should only follow the Qur’an and nothing else[1]. Continue reading

(Draft Work) Further thoughts on the Qur’an and the Imaamah Doctrine’

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The following is basically an addition to the book “Shiaism’s Imamah Doctrine and the Qur’an”. What I wanted to consider in here is what the person who knows about the Twelver Shia claims concerning “Divinely appointed Imamah” will feel as he reads the Qur’an, and compares this knowledge with what the Qur’an says. Continue reading

(Draft work) Shiaism’s Imamah Doctrine and the Qur’an

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT

All the praises and thanks are to Almighty Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, who has guided me to the path of Islam and provided me with the opportunity to write this work. Without His help, no endeavour can succeed. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Twelver Shias, Prophet Ibrahim (Alayhi Salaam) and Verse 2:124 – An Analysis of Tabatabai’s Arguments

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We received a question from a person leaning towards Twelver Shiaism who wished to know what the Ahl-us-Sunnah makes of Prophet Ibrahim (Alayhi Salaam) and Verse 2:124- or more concisely, what the Ahl-us-Sunnah make of the Twelver Shia claim that this Verse provides one of the strongest proofs for their concept of Imamah.  Continue reading

(Draft Article) Twelver Shiaism and the Origin of Actions

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When it comes to debating the Twelver Shia faith, most of the People of the Truth and Approved Way (Ahl us Sunnah wal Jamaah) concentrate on the matters related to Ali’s (Radhia Allahu Anhu) supposed right to Khilaphah, the Shia claim to Imamah, and other related matters. These issues are of central importance and there is no doubt that these are areas of worthwhile discussion for the one who is well-grounded in this field. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Arrangement of the Qur’an and Twelver Shiaism

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In the context of the discussions the Ahl us Sunnah have with the Twelver Shias, one of the matters that receives less attention that it probably should is with respect to the internal arrangement of the Qur’anic Ayahs within the Surahs of the Qur’an, and how the Twelver Shia position Continue reading

(Draft Article) Fatal Flaw in the basis of Twelver Shiaism

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By MuslimAnswers.net Team

We will use the present article to post a number of declarations from current-day Twelver Shia scholars about the issue of whether the belief in the preservation of the Quran is part of the dharura (necessities) of the Twelver Shia religion or not. In our view, their answers expose a very serious flaw in the manner in which Shiaism’s beliefs and jurisprudence would be developed. Continue reading