Pebbles thrown in the water: Rise of extremist views and lessons for our time

By Shaykh Hafiz Mahmut, slightly edited by the Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

In the year 212 A.H., Khalifah al-Ma’mun announced that the view of the Qur’an being Makhlooq (a created entity) was to be imposed as the I’tiqad (creed) of the state. He was affected in his Aqeedah by the intellectuals and scholars of the Mutazilite ideology. However, he was opposed by many Muslims and as a result he had to withdraw his statement. Continue reading