by Moulana Muhammad Badr-e-Aalam [ra] "Whoever introduces a new thing in this affair (Religion) of ours which is not of it, is cursed." Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) EVILS OF BID'AT Bid'at is a fatal and contagious disease, so those who are addicted to it should be avoided like patients of infectious disease. That is to say, we have to keep aloof from the gatherings of such people nor should we mix with them. Rasulullah … [Read more...]
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By Moulana Muhammad Manzoor Nu'maani [ra] "Yet have they taken, besides Him, gods that can create nothing but are themselves created; that have no control of hurt or good to themselves; nor can they control life nor Death nor Resurrection." (Quran: Furqan, 1) (O Prophet) say (to the Polytheists): "Call upon other (gods) whom ye fancy besides Allah; they have no power, - not even the weight of an atom - in the heavens or on earth; no (sort … [Read more...]
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The Arabic word bid'ah comes from the root b.d.'a, it means to originate, introduce, devise, contrive, improvise or to be inventive in a manner not done before. Allah has used this word in this sense when he said: "Badi' al-Samawat wa al-Ard" (He is the Creator of the skies and the earth) i.e. It's Creator without any previous replica or blueprint. Allah said in another place: "Qul: Ma kuntu bid'an min al-Rusul" (Say: I was not the only … [Read more...]
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In the East, in countries such as India and Indonesia, the bane of Muslim association and companionship with Hindus, Bhuddists and other Mushrikeen (polytheists) have resulted in a high degree of social and religious integration. The impact of such integration on Muslims has been adverse and highly detrimental since Muslims absorbed the cultural and religious influences of the Mushrikeen cults. In the wake of Muslim association with the … [Read more...]
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Q: Please tell me more on what Abdul-Rahmaan Jami writes about the battle of Siffeen and about Ali (RA) is true in his Shawahid un Nubuwwah 'I testify there is no God but Allah. I testify that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah, and I testify that Ali is the Wasi of the Prophet Muhammad'. Is Abdul-Rahman Jami a reliable author or scholar of the Sunni. A: … [Read more...]
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The protracted contrariety between Islam and Shi'ism is but a clear reflection of fundamental differences between the two. The only common denominator between Islam and Shi'ism is the Islamic Kalimah. The rest of Shi'ism has very little in common with mainstream Islam. The unbridgeable divide between the two is entrenched in some of the core fundamentals of this sect, such as: * THE TWELVE IMAAMS Imaamah is a divine station like Nubuwwat. This … [Read more...]