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Defending the Transgressed by Censuring the Reckless against the Killing of Civilians

The following is a fatwa or "response by a qualified Muslim Scholar" against the killing of civilians by the (formerly) Oxford-based Malaysian jurist of the Shafiʿi School and my* inestimable teacher, Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti, titled Defending the Transgressed by Censuring the Reckless against the Killing of Civilians. (*Shaykh Gibril F Haddad) Show more down - or - Defending the Transgressed

Whoever knows himself, he knows his Lord!

{ وَلَا تَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ نَسُوا اللّٰهَ فَأَنسَاهُمْ أَنفُسَهُمْ أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ }

"And do not be like those who forgot Allah, so He made them forget themselves." Surah Hashr 59-19

This verse is a contrapositive proof of the truth of the saying (in the title). There are several other verses to that effect. Al-Qari quotes one of them:
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ʿAli Bin Abi Tālib's Advice

ʿAli (karrama-LLahu wajhahu) held my hand once, and he walked with me in the direction of the cemetery. When we reached the open desert, he soughed a deep breath before he said to me,
'O Kamīl son of Ziyād, hearts are like vessels, the best are exceptionally conscious and vast. Learn from what I am going to tell you. There are three types of people…
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Women's Rights without Feminism

Feminism is an ideology that makes the female individual rather than the male individual the arbiter in working out of what is good for women. In Islam we make God the arbiter and the individual the agent in that. These are two different paradigms.
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Free Palestine!

We condemn the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Palestine - day-in and day-out!
We condemn the daily kilings of Palestinian young men!
We condemn the daily demolitions of Palestinian houses!
We condemn the desecrating of the Muslim Holy sites in Jerusalem!
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Zarruq The Critic

The Shaikh was a constructive critic of the Jurists of his days and the pseudo-Sufis alike, he was motivated by his vigilant concern for Sufis and for Sufism.
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Motherlist - Fiqh Issues

- Abu Hanifa
- I Am Disabled, Skip Fajr?
- Regarding Kibr (arrogance, pride)
- Apostate wife, mother
- If Hadith Authentic, Madhhab?
- Mahdi in hadith
- Atonement for Sins
- … (and 150 more)
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[fiqhi/ml155posts] By Sh G F Haddad

Jihad al-Nafs: Striving for Self-Perfection

{ As for those who strive (jahadu) in Us (the cause of Allah), We surely guide them to Our paths… }
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Acquiring the Prophetic Perception

The fact that there are still people who value leisure, who value contemplation, who value prayer and meditation, who value spending time with their families, rather than of more and more hours every day at the office in order to generate a heavier bank balance, more income in order to buy more techniques of destruction, is certainly a good sign.
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Women’s Education in the Zangi Era

This is a historical account of women’s education in the Zangi era in the rule of Nur ud-Deen Zangi, who ruled in Syria from 541 AH (1146 CE). He was a just and righteous leader and was well-loved by those under him. He was succeeded by Salahuddin Ayyubi, who followed in his footsteps.
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Women's Liberation Through Islam

Islam, fourteen centuries ago, made women equally accountable to God in glorifying and worshipping Him, while setting no limits on her moral progress. Also, Islam established a woman's equality in her humanity with men, In the Qur'an, in the first verse of the chapter entitled "Women"…
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Tasawwuf Shuyukh

The first in the long row of tasawwuf shuyukh is Al-Hasan al-Basri (d. 110). He was one of the early formal Sufis in both the general and the literal sense, as he wore all his life a cloak of wool (suf). The son of a freedwoman of Umm Salama's (the Prophet's wife) and a freedman of Zayd ibn Thabit's (the Prophet's stepson), this great Imam of Basra, the leader of saints and scholars in his day, was known for his strict and encompassing embodiment of the Sunna of the Prophet.
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Islamic Concepts & Definitions

Sincerity - ikhlās - is the purification of your action from all (other traces of objectives), so that in it only exists the striving to come closer to Allah and no other motive." Al-Ghazalī in his Ihya
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"In any case, what Westerners call civilization, the others would call barbarity, because it is precisely lacking in the essential, that is to say, a principle of a higher order."
René Guénon, East And West, 1924

صلّى الله على سيّدنا محمّد و على آله و صحبه و سلّم

The blessings and peace of Allah on the Prophet, his Family, and his Companions, ( sallAllahu `aleihi wa sallam ) .



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