Monthly Archives: June 2016

Istanbul

There was a Bomb explosion at the Ataturk international airport in Instanbul, Turkey. Reports are 39 have been killed with 147 injured. This bombing has absolutely nothing to do with Islam. It is an act of terrorism and is 100% unequivocally condemned by quranguy.

SEE,  http://www.quranguy.org/?p=331

tactics

The extremists and islamophobes use the same tactics. Both take verses (ayat) from the Qur’an at face value and in isolation to support their assertions. Never providing anything of substance and value. Such as – context, a logically valid exegesis, and so forth.

Only difference between the two is their goal. The islamophobes are trying to direct people away from Islam and against Islam. Where as the extremists  in many cases are trying to justify certain criminal acts.

Whether Muslim or non-Muslims we should all abhor this and take a firm stand against it.

1. These kind of tactics are not intellectually  honest, and 2. they stymie true intellectual discourse.

Takfir

There is a prohibition upon making Takfir. Which is the act of declaring another Muslim a disbeliever (Kafir). 

Proofs: 

In the hadith Ibn Umar related that the Holy Prophet said: If a Muslim calls another kafir, then if he is a kafir let it be so; otherwise, he [the caller] is himself a kafir.” (Abu Dawud, Book of Sunna, edition published by Quran Mahal, Karachi, vol. iii, p. 484) 

Abu Zarr reported that the Holy Prophet said: No man accuses another man of being a sinner, or of being a kafir, but it reflects back on him if the other is not as he called him.” (Bukhari, Book of Ethics; Book 78, ch. 44) 

“Withhold [your tongues] from those who say `There is no god but Allah’ — do not call them kafir. Whoever calls a reciter of `There is no god but Allah’ as a kafir, is nearer to being a kafir himself.” (Tabarani, reported from Ibn Umar) 

Call not the people of your Qibla [i.e. those who face the Ka`ba in Makka for prayer] as kafir.” (Al-Nihaya of Ibn Athir, vol. iv, p. 187) 

“Nothing expels a man from faith except the denial of that by which he entered into it [i.e. the Kalima].” (Majma` az-Zawa’id, vol. i, p. 43) 

“Three things are the basis of faith. [One is] to withhold from one who says `There is no god but Allah’ — do not call him kafir for any sin, nor expel him from Islam for any misconduct.” (Abu Dawud, Book of Jihad, 15:33) 

“Whoever attributes kufr [unbelief] to a believer, he is like his murderer.” (Tirmizi, ch. Iman (Faith); see Arabic-Urdu edition cited earlier, vol. ii, p. 213. See also Bukhari, Book of Ethics; Book 78, ch. 44) 

“And among the doctrines of the Ahl as-Sunna is that none of the people of the Qibla can be called kafir.” (Sharh `Aqa’id Nasfi, p. 121) 

Regarding Imam Abu Hanifa, the founder of the Hanafi system of Islamic law, which has more followers than any other system in Islam, it is written: “He did not call as kafir anyone from among the people of the Qibla.” (Sharh Mawaqif, fifth part) 

He said: “Nothing expels a man from faith except the denial of that which made him enter it.” (Rad al-Mukhtar, vol. iii, p. 310) 

“It is extremely serious to expel a Muslim from the faith.”(Sharh Shifa, vol. ii, p. 500) 

“A ruling of takfir against a Muslim should not be given if it is possible to interpret his words in a favourable manner.” (Rad al-Mukhtar, Book of Jihad, ch. on Apostasy) 

“As for statements of takfir found in books of rulings (fatwa), these are not proof if the authors are unknown and the arguments are missing, because in matters of faith, beliefs depend on conclusive proof, and the takfir of a Muslim is attended with troubles of all sorts.” (Sharh Fiqh Akbar, by Mulla Ali Qari) 

Allama Sayyid Jalal-ud-Din wrote: “The takfir of people of the Qibla is itself an act of unbelief.” (Dala’il al-Masa’il) 

Ibn Abu Hamra, a saint, wrote: “It has already been stated that the rule of the Ahl Sunna is that they do not call kafir, or consider as going to hell eternally, anyone who is of the people of the Qibla.” 

“The Imams have made it clear that if there is any ground for not issuing takfir, a ruling of takfir should not be made, even if that ground is weak.” (Raf al-ishtiba `an `ibarat al-ishtiba, p. 4, published in Egypt) 

“The generality of the theologians and the jurists are agreed that none of the people of the Qibla can be called a kafir.” (Al-Mawaqif, printed in Cairo, p. 600) 

“Some prejudiced persons from the Asharis call the Hanbalis as kafir, and some Hanbalis call the Asharis as kafir. But their calling each other kafir is not right because the belief of the trustworthy Imams of the Hanafis, Shafi`is, Hanbalis, and the Asharis, is that none of the people of the Qibla can be called a kafir.” (Miftah Dar as-Sa`ada wa Misbak as-Sayyida, vol i, p. 46) 

Note: Although these proofs are not from the Qur’an per se they are from numerous different sources which is sufficient enough to establish said prohibition does exist.

Orlando

There was a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida by a person who is purported to be Muslim. This shooting has absolutely nothing to do with Islam or the greater Muslim community in North America. It is an act of terrorism and  is 100% unequivocally condemned by quranguy.

SEE, http://www.quranguy.org/?p=331