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Opinions: Between Valid, Invalid, and Heretical

By Shaykh Dr. Shadee Elmasry The Difference Between A Valid Opinion, An Invalid Opinion, & A Heresy (Zandaqa) A valid opinion in Islam is an explanation of a piece of evidence (a verse or hadith) that does not contradict another piece…

Reprimanding Men for Denying the Āthār of Ibn ‘Abbās

By ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi Translated by Zameelur Rahman [Translator’s note: The treatise Zajr al-Nas ‘ala Inkar Athar Ibn Abbas by ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lacknawi was written three years after Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi’s Tahdhir al-Nas min Inkar Athar Ibn…

What Constitutes Faith in Islam?

By Muftī Rashīd Ahmad Ludhyānwī Translated by Zameelur Rahman Question: In a public gathering, Gandhi stated these words while delivering a speech: “I do not understand why I should not recite the kalimah? Why should I not praise Allāh? Why…

The Accusation of Irja’ against Imam Abu Hanifah

By Shah Waliullah al-Dahlawi Translated by Mawlana Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi Tafhim (Instruction): All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Allah send prayers, blessings and peace on the Chief of the Messengers, his family and all his Companions. To…

The ʿAqidah of the Salaf and the Safe Position in ʿIlm al-Kalam

By Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi  Translated by Mawlana Ibrahim Muhammad Amin From the discourses of Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, after Jumu‘ah prayer, 21st Ramadan 1348 AH [Hakim al-Ummat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, may Allah shower His mercy upon…

Islam and Evolution

By Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate 14 July 1995 Dear Suleman ‘Ali: Thank you for your fax of 27 June 1995 which said, in part: “Recently a pamphlet has been circulated…