|The Khilafah and the Indian Subcontinent
After yet another anniversary of the abolishment of the Khilafah state it is important for us to reflect upon its history and the reaction of the Muslims towards its demise and eventual destruction. It is assumed by some that the Muslims and their scholars did not react to the call for the abolishment of Khilafah and that they did not realize its significance. This is untrue, history is a tes [ ... ]
|Q&A: The Nature of Bid'ah|
بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ Question: During one of our meetings, we discussed the word "Bid'ah." Some of us said that it refers to everything that contravenes the command of The Legislator (Al-Shaari'), and others said that it refers only to contravening the command of The Legislator in matters of ‘Ibadaat (acts of worship). Could you please clarify th [ ... ]
|Muslim Youth: A Choice Between Tradition and Secularized Islam?
The first generation of Muslim immigrants came to the West carrying with them Islam as a collection of beliefs, rituals and traditions. As Muslims held fast to Islam, the second generation of Muslims started discovering Islam. The first generation of Muslims worked hard to preserve the Islamic heritage of the Muslim community, through the construction of masjids, Islamic schools, and establishing [ ... ]
|The misuse of the principle of Dhuroora (necessity)|
Unfortunately today some people misuse Islamic principles in order to justify clearly prohibited actions. One of the most commonly misapplied principles is that of Dhuroora (necessity). People often use it to justify taking interest based loans, working in jobs that involve haram, engaging in bribery, supporting kufr political parties and a variety of other prohibited actions.