Imam Mahdi according to Sunnis and Shias

Q: A friend of mine says that when an Imaam speaks about Imaam Mahdi then it is Shiasm. Can you please clarify the difrennce between Sunnis and Shias on Imaam Mahdi. A: When a Sunni speaks about Imam Mahdi, he refers to the person mentioned in the hadith of the Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, […]

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Conviction in Faith

Q: What is meant by performing tawaqquf in aqaaid (belief)? This is referred to as kufr in the book Fiqh al akbar. A: In Fiqhul Akbar of Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa (rahmatullahi alayh) it is mentioned that one who doubts his iemaan is not a mu’min (believer). In other words, when one is asked: ‘are […]

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Belief Regarding the Arsh

Q: What is the Shariah-stance according to the ahanaaf regarding the salafi belief of Almighty Allah and the Arsh (Throne)? A. Salafi is the name of a group who emerged during the last century. This group does not follow one particular math-hab but will take from each math-hab whatever appeals to them. The name Salafi […]

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Difference Between Nabi and Rasool

Q: What is the difference between a Rasool and a Nabi? A. Imam Fakhruddeen Raazi has explained the differences between a Rasool (prophet) and a Nabi (messenger). A Rasool is one who has performed miracles and has received a new Divine book. He establishes a new code of law (Shar'iah) and abrogates the previous code […]

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Clarification on the Murabitun Movement

CLARIFICATION ON THE MURABITUN MOVEMENT In an earlier answer pertaining to the nature and origin of the Murabitun group it was stated that this group regarded non-Muslim countries as Darul-Harb or enemy territory, as a result of which they consider it permissible to loot and rob in these countries. Subsequent to this answer, we have […]

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Status of Shias

Q: Are the Shia raafidah sect declared kuffar (disbelievers)?   A: Shias are kaafiers (disbelievers) because they reject the present Quran, claiming that it is incomplete, they insult Abubakr and Umar (radhiyallahu anhuma), and they slander Our Mother Ayesha (radhiyallahu anhaa). These and many other kufr beliefs are quite clearly mentioned in the Shia books. […]

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Mormons

Q:  Who are Mormons? Can you prove that Islam is true or their religon is wrong through their book?   A: Mormonism is an offshoot of Christianity. Its followers, called Mormons, believe that Jesus Christ appeared to one Joseph Smith of America in 1820 commanding him to restore his teachings. They also believe in the Trinity and […]

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Divine Origin of Shariah

Q: Please give me three reasons a Muslim might put forward to support his or her belief that Islamic law (shari'a) cannot be made by humans, but must come from Allah.   A: Here are a few reasons to prove that Shari'ah is Divine and not man-made. Before proceeding we need to understand that Shari'ah […]

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Objections Against Allah

Q: A Hindu Atheist made this statement:  I'd rather go to hell than be with your Allah. He's nothing but a vengeful bully. (May Allah save us from such statements). What is your response?   A: Perhaps you are not aware of the meaning of Allah. Allah is the Arabic word for God, which Hindus […]

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Murabitun Movement

Q: Please could I have a view and opinion on the Murabitun movement?   A. The Murabitun is a sect that claims to belong to the Shadhili/Qaadiri spiritual order, yet the activities and beliefs of this sect do not conform to the true Qaadiri Soofies, as is mentioned further on. This group was founded by […]

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