Burning Gays and Beating Wives: The Abuse of Discretionary Punishment By Muslims

Written by © Atabek Shukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal   In light of my previous article, which clarified that there is no death penalty (nor necessarily any kind of physical punishment or incarceration) for even public and witnessed homosexuality in Islamic law, which I was compelled to release after the tragic shooting at the ‘Pulse’ nightclub…

ISIS via Ibn Taymiyya and Avicenna

Written by © Atabek Shukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal   The Prophet Muhammad PBUH was very concerned to avoid any type of ‘mess’ as much as he could. For example in order to avoid academic mess he said; ”Talk to the people on the level they can understand! Don’t let the truth which is from God and…

Islamic Law, Homosexuality and the ‘Pulse’ Massacre

Written by © Atabek Shukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal   Recently we met ‘Ikrima the Liar’ in the incident of the Governor of Punjab and his killer. I spoke about the Islamic verdict on non-Muslims insulting the Prophet PBUH in a Muslim land. I demonstrated the opinion of Abu Hanifa (i.e that such people are not to…

Ikrima as ”Imam” of Modern Hanafis

Written by © Atabek Shukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal   I can see that people are spreading the opinion of non-qualified people about the reliability of Ikrima according to Abu Hanifa and Hanafis. In order to ‘prove’ this falsehood they are using the following ”proofs”; 1. Abu Hanifa said that he took from several ‘great’ scholars…

Issues related to the Prayer

Written by © Atabek Shukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal   Last year I had to release an article to explain the Hanafi position concerning the issue of praying Maghrib, Isha and Fajr when there is no time of Isha (a situation occurring at certain climes due to the absence of true night – for example, in the UK during a couple of months of the summer season, it…