A court has allegedly handed an imam a 12-year sentence for leading prayer at the Hagia Sophia.
Seven scholars and prominent Qur’an translators came together to speak about their experiences whilst translating the Qur’an, for an evening Dr Mariam Salim will always remember.
“The erosion of scholarly independence can be attributed to the nature of the modern nation state itself,” writes Ahmed Hammuda, as he discusses the historic features that were pivotal to cementing an independent and objective scholarly tradition free of political meddling and manipulation.
In this instalment, Ahmed Hammuda describes how scholars of the past not only curtailed the political establishment but empowered society to morally ‘punish’ it should it lose sight of justice.
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.
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.
“Scholars of Hadīth have a profound history of political opposition.”
The Vice-President of AlMaghrib Institute, Shaykh Waleed Basyouni joins us this week on our Unscripted Podcast #45 by Islam21c.
Over a hundred scholars & Imams in the UK have spoken out calling for true tolerance, concerning the row in schools over LGBT classes
With the current global trend of persecuting scholars who refuse to sway on issues of Islām and moral justice, Imam Ashraf Dabous re-aligns our focus with some of the messages and promises found within the Qur’ān…