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
751. The Christian may ask “(In the present case) what would Jesus do?”, but the Muslim asks “What did Muhammad (ﷺ) do?” So note the difference in approach, the different mandate each Prophet (Alayhi as-Salaam) had, and the amount of care taken in recording the life of the Prophet (ﷺ). Continue reading
Random Thoughts and Notes: Serial Arrangement # 501-825
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.]
Automatic translation of our site in different languages (from Google Translate. There seem to be some problems with the translation, we will see if they can be fixed in the future):
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