Tag: REFORMATION

A Lesson in Reform From Prophet Shuʿayb عليه السلام

The Prophet Shuayb عليه السلام gives a blueprint for the unsettling concern that kept prophets and reformers up at night, writes Shaykh Ali Hammuda

Saudi Jeddah Fest: The Desperate Face of Liberalism

"Those seeking to 'liberalise' the country have become neither stately custodians of Islām, nor paraders of the political systems of Liberalism. They sway between the two and belong to neither."

Exploiting Female Islamic Scholars

I have always found it fascinating to read the various pity pieces about Muslim women; how we need saving from hairy chest-and-women-beating Muslim men; how our hijabs should be ripped off by the illuminated hand of enlightenment rationalism; how we must be leveraged out of sadistic servitude-laden homes and thrust

War on Terror 2.0 to be “Global War on Islam”

Reality shows are supposed to convey a sense of reality using “real-life” people. The “reality” is, however, that the shows are as real as the statements coming forth from the mouths of politicians. This is the case in a post-modern age when lying has become an unquestioned furniture of an increasingly dire political landscape. As the flurry of well-orchestrated distraction events unfold

Islam is Not up for Negotiation

The “reform”-deform project has been engaged post-War on Terror on the pretext that, following the doctrine of pre-emption, there is, in the words of Douglas Murray, a “problem with Islam” because a Muslim has behaved in an (ironically, un-Islamic) unsavoury manner.  This logical bent has seen funded voices clamouring to present their unique

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

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

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

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

Who are the ‘Salaf’?

With terms such as 'salaf' and 'salafism' having become highly politicised and sensationalised in the public domain, Shaikh 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). Authority of the Understanding