Random Thoughts and Notes: Days 437-493

  • In Surah al-‘Asr, when the loss the human beings are in is mentioned in addition to those who are saved, the rule is loss and the exception is escape; thus the exception confirms the general rule.
  • The Shuyuukh mention that one of the particularities of Islamic Law is that there is no benefit in the law for the Lawgiver – that is, Allah does not benefit from the Shariah; this is besides His not benefiting whether we follow or discard Islam and the Shariah.

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Random Thoughts and Notes: Days 395-436

  • With regards to the claimants of Sufism who say that the Shariah is not essential or important, the interesting things is that they totally forget that Tasawwuf is meant to “erase” your ego and in this case, this means the ego towards thinking that you are some sort of individual absolute entity with the right (or the inalienable right to use Western terns) to dictate what your Shariah, your laws, or your way ought to be; rather, the whole point is to “lose yourself into unquestioned obedience of Allah the Exalted”, and not to lose yourself into obedience of your own invented Shariah or rules. If only the last case prevails, then in fact absolutely no spiritual progress of any kind has been made, but rather, much external and internal harm has been caused to one’s own self.

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Random thoughts and Notes: Days 261-394

  • If we consider the matter properly, we would know that the nurturing of the Sahaabas at the hands of the Prophet ﷺ was in itself an amazing miracle, since he took those who were either very simple or very rough people and made them into conquerors of the world and universities in their own persons, only in the span of one generation; while this is something never before seen in the history of mankind – This I would say is one of the additional miracles of the Qur’an and of the Prophet ﷺ, and this cannot at all be ignored.

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Random thoughts and notes: Days 164-260

o The first thing I have to mention, is that I have been taking something of a break from posting on this site. And even though I have posted now, I am not sure about the frequency of future posts. Perhaps it will be with a comparable to what occurred now, of one post after more than 3 months. Wa Allahu A’lam. Continue reading

Random thoughts and notes: Days 132-163

o   Recently (some time has passed now, but apparently the investigation closed without a breakthrough), the news was received concerning the kidnapping of Muslim schoolgirls, apparently by a “Muslim terrorist” group in Nigeria. I have heard some whispers about this incident actually being some false flag operation, but I do not want to get into the veracity of such theories, as they are detrimental to the subject at hand. Continue reading

Random Thoughts and Notes: Days 121-131

o I know we Muslims all have an emotional attachment to the Prophet ﷺ and this is of course good and proper; and we also know that he is the Messenger of Allah the Exalted in truth. But this still does not mean that the tools of Fiqh – understanding, or let us say graded understanding- are not to be applied to his ﷺ sayings at all. Continue reading

Random thoughts and notes: Days 108-120

o   People say that “if only” we could have more proper scientists in the Muslim Ummah, we could start mounting a serious challenge against the Western-led worldview that is now dominant. I do not know everything about this issue, but to me at least, the matter seem to be more complex that this: From one side, it is true that a large proportion of Muslims seek to turn to a profession that gives them the best immediate economic return, Continue reading