Scholars Declared Mortgages to be ‘Interest’ and ‘Forbidden’, Making It Impossible For Muslims To Own Their Own Home…But They Couldn’t Prove It.

Written by © Atabek Shukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal   I wrote an open letter to the putative head of modern Deobandism (a Salafi offshoot in the Indian Subcontinent), Mufti Taqi Usmani, about six months ago concerning the issue of mortgages, which he as a scholar claiming to represent the Sunni Hanafi School declared to be…

Ikrima as ‘Imam’ of Modern Hanafis – Part 2

Written by © Atabek Shukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal   Since releasing my article on Ikrima the Liar and Kharijite, I have received a lot of positive feedback from readers who were either blissfully unaware of the genocidal propensities of some of the people that groups such as Deobandis and Salafis expect them to ‘respect’ as…

Islamic Blasphemy Laws and the Strange Case of Mumtaz Qadiri – Part 1

Written by Atabek Sukurov Edited by Muhammad Iqbal I often look at the online fatwas and talks of Islamic ‘scholars’ and wonder if perhaps they are deliberately trying to arm Islamophobes or to further garner harassment and vilification for Muslims with their bizarre pronouncements. What makes me really sad is that they never couch these…

Permissibility of Mortgages – An Open Letter to Sheikh Taqi Uthmani

    In the name of God, most Merciful and most Compassionate For the Attention of: His Honour Sheikh Muhammad Taqi al-Uthmani (may God preserve him). Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.   First and foremost, I would like to thank you for your services to Muslims generally and to students of knowledge specifically by…