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…

The Truth About The Study Quran: Part 1: The ‘Quransploitation Industry’

Written by  Shaykh Atabek Shukurov and Sulaiman Ahmed The recent controversy over the release of ‘The Study Quran’ by Sayed Hossein Nasr and his team has really shown Muslims at their worst – both in their academic incompetence and in their readiness to anathematise and declare Nasr and others heretics and unbelievers based on the…

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…

رسالة إلى الشيخ تقي العثماني في حكم المورتكيج

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم إلى سماحة الشيخ محمد تقي العثماني حفظه الله السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته أولا وقبل كل شيء أود أن أشكركم على اهتمامكم بخدمة الدين وخدمة طلبة العلم خاصة والمسلمين عامة بتأسيس المدارس والمساجد ونشر العلم أما بعد , فإنه مما لا شك فيه أن العالم بشكل عام يمر بمراحل اقتصادية صعبة…

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…