Tag: RULERS

Latest Tarbiya Trials Transformed 6 Min Read

The Flogging of Imam Mālik

In this part of the Trials Transformed series, we learn about the author of al-Muwatta and his zeal for transmitting hadīth.

Trials Transformed 6 Min Read

Imam Ahmad’s fight against ideological corruption

In this part of the Trials Transformed series, we learn about the incredibly courageous Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

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Blind Believers vs. Ungrateful Rulers

In this part of the Trials Transformed series, we learn about the blind companion, Abdullah ibn Umm Maktūm.

Uyghur Muslims – Between a Rock & a Hard Place

The Uyghur Muslims of East Turkestan are forced between the ‘rock’ of Chinese communist oppression and the ‘hard place’ of being a tool of Western foreign policy, writes Dr Abdul Wahid.

Sh Haitham: Does the Taliban Have What It Takes?

The real challenge is not getting into power, but genuinely maintaining it, writes Sh Haitham al-Haddad.

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Scholars That Rebelled Against Tyranny (Part 3)

The remarkable history of Ahl al-Hadīth from the first three generations of the Salaf shows them bringing truth to power and sacrificing their souls and reputations to that effect. Such reveals the enormous gulf between them and the many contemporaries who deceptively claim they are the continuation of that legacy.

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Scholars That Rebelled Against Tyranny (Part 2)

Rebellion against unjust rulers was common among the scholars of the Salaf, in this part of the series Ahmed Hammuda highlights the era of the Tabi'un, including the great Imams Abu Hanifa and Malik.

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Speaking Truth to Power

The problem is not the unjust power, but rather the society that condones their rule by staying silent

Trump’s Saudi Adventure: a Lesson from the Sīrah

The spectacle of Trump's visit to "the heart of Islam" reminded Z A Rahman of a particular story from the Prophetic Sīrah...

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Doubt in Islamic Law – a history of avoiding punishment

Book Review - Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation, and Islamic Criminal Law "Avoid imposing criminal sanctions in cases of doubt" - idra’u ‘l-hudud bi’l-shubahat - is the juristic maxim at the centre of Professor Intisar Rabb’s phenomenally well-researched work, Doubt in Islamic Law: A History of Legal Maxims, Interpretation,