Random Thoughts and Notes No. 1276-1300

1276.    The danger of the full-blown secularist who says he will use his mind is sometimes less on the Muslim community than that of the “Muslim” who says he accepts the Nusoos but only by the interpretations he himself gives the texts.

1277.    One has to see how the matter of social engineering carried out by many nation-states is related overtly or covertly to a form of “Jihad” either as a struggle, coercion or both. Continue reading


Random Thoughts and Notes No. 876-900

876.    There are different types of stinginess: one can be stingy about one’s own wealth and this is the Bakhil, but one may also be stingy with regards to other people’s wealth, not wanting them to give of their own wealth in charity. This is termed Shuhh.

877.    When some Companions (RAA) ‘hid’ knowledge they had gained from other Sahabah, it was in order to ingrain and devour the knowledge properly, it was not an issue of hiding knowledge per se. Continue reading

Random Thoughts and Notes No. 776-800

776.    We should be careful not to make Takfeer of Muslims for sins they commit (even major sins) since this is the person’s right as an apparent outwardly Muslim (i.e., it is his right not to be anathematized solely due to sins), and also this practice is not part of Sunni ‘Aqeedah. This does not prevent us from speaking out against the very evil deeds some Muslims commit, even to the point of fighting them if necessary; even if they are killed, they would still be counted, treated, and buried as Muslims after death. Continue reading

Thoughts/Notes # 501- 1000

Random Thoughts and Notes: Serial Arrangement # 501-1000

Thoughts/Notes # 501-525                Thoughts/Notes # 526-550

Thoughts/Notes # 551-575                Thoughts/Notes # 576-600               

Thoughts/Notes # 601-625                Thoughts/Notes # 626-650               

Thoughts/Notes # 651-675                Thoughts/Notes # 676-700

Thoughts/Notes # 701-725                Thoughts/Notes # 726-750

Thoughts/Notes # 751-775                Thoughts/Notes # 776-800

Thoughts/Notes # 801-825                Thoughts/Notes # 826-850

Thoughts/Notes # 851-875                Thoughts/Notes # 876-900

Thoughts/Notes # 901-925                Thoughts/Notes # 926-950

Thoughts/Notes # 951-975                Thoughts/Notes # 976-1000

Announcement: Posting after a long time

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

Salam alaykum and Hello to the readers,

It has been a very long time since I have posted here, the reasons being varied; such as procrastination from my side, a decrease in the amount and breadth of my reading, my only modest progress in formally learning the Islamic Deen, plus my inability to locate those who would go through the articles on the site for revision or for writing fresh material.

However, I will resume posting some thoughts and notes online, either on this very site – under a continuation of the previous “Random Notes and Thoughts” title- and/or on the companion Muslim Answers- Quick Thoughts and Notes Blog  .

I do think these writings should be put forward in the public realm, even if they are incomplete and/or improvements could be thought of. The truth is though, the months and years are passing, and it is better to post some things rather than wait for the time when the arguments could be polished fully and reviewed (since that time might never come).

I will keep the comments section closed, while I continue to seek more feedback, knowledge and help in this regard from trusted and knowledgeable sources. [There might be some double-posting/multiple-posting between this site and the companion blog and some disorganization, but again I think it is best to put these things forward rather than worry too much about style and organization issues, even if it does lead to the same information being present in multiple of my blogs/sites.]

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What your monetary contributions will be used for

Salam Alaykum,

Allah, Exalted be He, says in the Qur’an:

مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّئَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاء وَاللّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

The example of those who spend in the way of Allah is just like a grain that produced seven ears, each ear having a hundred grains, and Allah multiplies (the reward) for whom He wills. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing. Continue reading