Tag: ISLAM

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Why would Muslims hate ‘the West’? A history of ‘Islamic Extremism’

I was recently invited to present at an international conference titled: “How to understand and Co-exist with Radical Islām.” After reading the concept paper, it was clear from the very first paragraph that the issue at hand was with “Islamic terrorism” and that, according to the writer of the concept

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Sh Haitham’s response to #ParisAttacks [video]

https://youtu.be/VN2kCIsAgHY Shaikh Dr Haitham al-Haddad highlights some salient points in response to the recent attacks in Paris. As usual, he cares little about the hypocritical expectations for condemnation from some quarters. Rather, he wishes to discharge his responsibility towards the young and vulnerable of the ummah that might succumb to

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Am I a Convert or a Revert?

I used to want to be called a ‘revert’ not a ‘convert’ to Islam, but stop the press, it is at last conclusive, I am actually a convert. I think the reasoning on this minor issue of semantics is probably widespread; I am unaware of another genuine argument beyond the

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Fruits of Following the Sahaba

With terms such as ‘salaf’ and ‘salafism’ having become highly politicised and sensationalised in the public domain, Ustadh Ali Hammuda separates fact from fiction in this series demystifying the status and authority of the constitutive and interpretive “Understanding of the Companions” of the Messenger of God (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). The Authority of the Understanding

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Victory for Turkey, Victory for Islam

Of the few places in the world that celebrate their own leaders, Turkey is one of them. In any corner of Istanbul, the general sentiment is contentment at the remarkable achievements of the ruling party, rightly in power, as it regained its majority by a landslide of 49.4% on the

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Looking Backward to go Forward

With terms such as ‘salaf’ and ‘salafism’ having become highly politicised and sensationalised in the public domain, Ustadh Ali Hammuda separates fact from fiction in this series demystifying the status and authority of the constitutive and interpretive “Understanding of the Companions” of the Messenger of God (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). The Authority of the Understanding

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Why follow the ‘old’ path?

With terms such as ‘salaf’ and ‘salafism’ having become highly politicised and sensationalised in the public domain, Ustadh Ali Hammuda separates fact from fiction in this series demystifying the status and authority of the constitutive and interpretive “Understanding of the Companions” of the Messenger of God (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). The Authority of the Understanding

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A lesson from the Musalmans of Colonial India

Dispelling myths of Muslim integration Part 2: A lesson in integration from the Musalmans of Colonial India Click here for part 1 In 1871, in post Mutiny colonial India, Sir William Wilson Hunter published a report explaining the “danger to British power” of the “persistently belligerent class”: the Muslims. “The

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Analysing the Authority of Orthodoxy

With terms such as ‘salaf’ and ‘salafism’ having become highly politicised and sensationalised in the public domain, Ustadh Ali Hammuda separates fact from fiction in this series demystifying the status and authority of the constitutive and interpretive “Understanding of the Companions” of the Messenger of God (sallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). The Authority of the Understanding

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Popular lies about Muslim integration

Dispelling myths of Muslim integration  Part 1: Popular lies about Muslim integration Click here for part 2 The call for Muslims to integrate is getting ever louder. After the sky being blue the next most commonly accepted fact these days is that Muslims are not integrated. Interestingly no less an authority