When we speak of Sulaymān (ʿalayhi al-Salām), we often think of a mighty king and an individual blessed with tremendous knowledge, wisdom, and justice. There is, however, another quality of his which Allah (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) majestically highlights in Sūrah Ṣād.
Between politicised religious institutions and tempting salaries, how did Islam’s scholars maintain their independence?
Your degrees, savings, health, splendid appearance, land, and loved ones are all on loan to you and shall soon be returned to their lender – Al-Malik – once your examination through them is complete.
Z A Rahman ponders over the difference: the revolt led by the Ulama of India in May 1857 & the Ulama of CVE in 2017…