Random Thoughts and Notes: Days 93-107

o   Some people might ask me as to why am I sometimes presenting points as if I were wavering in certain matters, or why do I at times present certain points without finally resolving the issue under discussion. All I can say is that these are cumulative random thoughts, and that I do try to write down whatever resolutions may be presented; Continue reading

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

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

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

Question: What do we say concerning the Qur’anic phrase ‘Verily Allah holds the heavens and the Earth, lest they may shake’?

Edited and slightly modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

The following is one answer to a question posed by one of our members concerning the interpretation of Verse 35:41 of the Qur’an, and what to make of this Verse when compared with modern scientific knowledge. As per the statement of the Shaykh answering this question, this is more or less a partial answer, and if there is any additional material, we will add it to this answer as appropriate. Continue reading

Question: “Do we say the physical heart is the thinking organ?” (a short reply)

Edited and slightly modified by the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

The following is a question posed by one of our members regarding the ‘Qalb’ [translated variously as heart, mind, etc.] and how the Muslim scholars understand the mention of the ‘Qalb’ in the Qur’an and the Ahadeeth, and whether this is taken to refer to the physical heart, or to something else. Continue reading

(Draft Article) Shaykh Hamaz Yusuf and 500 Infallible Ahadith

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By a member of the MuslimAnswers.net Team

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

I recently read an article entitled “Sheikh Hamza Yusuf “We only have 500 hadith that are of the status of the Qur’an!”. This is an article where a bona fide Hadith Rejector is trying to use the statements of the very well-known Sunni Shaykh given in one of his videos towards his premise that we should only follow the Qur’an and nothing else[1]. Continue reading