Initial notes on the post ‘Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space’

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

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The following are some introductory notes I am taking in order to better understand an answer given by Shaykh Faraz Khan of the SeekersGuidance institute and its associated site, on the subject of Allah’s Relationship with Time and Space. I know this is a matter that may seem again to be recurring again and again in what I write, but we have to understand that non-Muslims are what they are due Continue reading

Initial notes on the post ‘The Miracle of the Quran’

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The following is a set of notes I took of a sermon on the miraculous nature of the Qur’an from the following link. Now, I know that the sermon is given by a speaker who has been panned on the theologically-related sciences by the traditional Sunni scholars. But I thought that it was appropriate to mention some of the points he makes with respect to the Qur’an’s miraculousness, especially since he does not bring up these points in connection with Allah and His Attributes, and a few things he says are not mentioned in other places from what I recall, so there should not be any problems coming from these angles[1]. Continue reading

Introductory notes on the post ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis do not refute Shirk’

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Again, these are a few notes on a post on the sunnianswers blog, this time the post ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis do not refute Shirk’. The Shaykh had actually partitioned his long initial response to Yasir Qadhi into small posts, and these have the advantage of opening themselves up for further commentary and questions by the readers as needed. I will see what type of comments I can give from my side with respect to this post and the subsequent discussion. Continue reading

Introductory notes on the post ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis consider proving the existence of God their utmost priority’

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These are a few notes I am making on the post entitled ‘Wahhabi Contention: Asharis consider proving the existence of God their utmost priority’ on the sunnianswers blog. In fact, this is an excerpt from the Shaykh’s previous response to Yasir Qadhi’s article (on which I had made some notes on this link), but it was re-posted by the Shaykh later on, probably in order to highlight this matter and to respond to any comments specific to this subtopic. Continue reading

Thoughts on an answer concerning Ash’ari scholars repudiating their previous beliefs

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I came across a comment by Shaykh Abu Adam al-Naruiji on this link of his site, answering a question about what is our view concerning the claim that Imam Al-Ash’ari (Rahimahulla) left the path he elucidated and instead went “back to the beliefs of the Salaf” (an epithet many times used for the anthropomorphic and crypto-anthropomorphic beliefs that certain people hold and retroactively project back to the Salaf (the earliest generations of Muslims).) Continue reading

Introductory notes on the book ‘The Sources of the Quran’

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These are some notes I am taking on the book “The Sources of the Qur’an: A Critical Review of the Authorship Theories” written by Hamza Njozi. In fact, this is not a work by a scholar of Islam, but rather the result of research by a lay Muslim. However, I think there are some good points being made in this work, so I thought it was appropriate to mention them and then leave open the path for further, more scholarly and traditionally-based research, for the future. There is also what may be called some weak points in this book I will point these out as well whenever necessary. Continue reading

Introductory notes on the post ‘Responding to Shaykh Yasir’

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What I wish to do in this and a number of subsequent articles is to write down some notes for the purpose of understanding a number of articles, works, posts, etc., written by the scholars of Islam available on the Internet. It is mostly for me to understand what these Mashaaykh have said, since some of their sayings are quite deep in places, and they need a deeper elucidation in order for them to be properly understood. I hope that the general readership may also benefit from these, since the notes come from a layman like myself and the thought processes may be similar between myself and other common people. If there are any problems in my understanding, I hope for the Shuyuukh to correct me wherever necessary. Continue reading

Introductory thoughts on the post ‘Refutation of Ibn Rushd’s ‘Jiha’ Argument’

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These are just some thoughts I am writing down while trying to understand the topic entitled: Refutation of Ibn Rushd’s “jiha” argument from the aslein forum’s English section. If any mistakes appear in my understanding, I hope that the experts may correct my errors. It also seems that the translation made by the brothers in the link containing the excerpt of Shaykh Foudah’s book is incomplete, along with the fact that the excerpt is from the middle of the book, Continue reading

Preliminary Notes on two lectures concerning the Qur’an, its reliability, and the response to certain allegations

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Salam Alaykum,

The following are basically the preliminary personal notes for the first two lectures from the following link[1]. There are many important things mentioned in these two lectures (delivered by Instructor Hafiz Mehmud and Shaykh Atabek Nasafi). Whenever necessary, I will try to insert pertinent views on the subtopic under discussion. Continue reading

Preliminary notes on the book ‘Adab of the True Seeker’

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Salam Alaykum,

What follows are notes on the book “Adab of the True Seeker” by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Buzaydi. Normally, I would have kept the notes and writings on Islamic works to matters directly related to the Aqeedah and Usool of Islam, but this is a very good work and I hope that by composing notes on it, this may help to alleviate some of our ailments so far as implementing the religion is concerned. It is one thing to know what one has to do and this comes with knowledge, but it is another thing to have the enthusiasm and commitment to actually carry out what we know has to be done, and this is always a matter related to the heart. Continue reading