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Archive for January, 2009

Kissing and touching graves

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Thursday 29th January, 2009

Though permissible according to some scholars, Imam Ahmed Rada disliked the practice in his Fatawa, in accordance with the soundest position.

He states: “there are diverse opinions amongst the scholars regarding kissing graves. It is an act which lies between two things: something that allows the practice: love and something that disallows it: ‘adab’ respect. Hence, the one who does it through overwhelming love is not criticized because this act is proven from the sahabah. Though, it is better for the general public to be precautious. Our scholars have explicitly stated that one should stand at least four feet away from the grave, so how would one kiss it!?” (Fatwa Ridhwiyah, 9:528)

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786 as Bismillah

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Thursday 29th January, 2009

The objection that using 786 is a novelty. This is correct but so is the spread of printed matter and worldwide literacy. The Sunna way in this regard is to find ways to curb the risks of heedlessness and disrespect to sacred things in print. The use of 786 is one such way. A better one is to write the Arabic letter Ba’ to stand for the Basmala or to write: Bismihi Ta`ala = “In his Name, Most High.”

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Muslim Unity – Can it be Achieved..?

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Sunday 25th January, 2009

Unity doesn’t mean all following one centre. It means the existence of an Ummah with many centres, which accept each other’s existence, and tolerate each other. But while there are many centres, there is a real love for the Muslims among these different groups, and a love for the Ummah. Unity won’t come from the competition of different groups, but from all the different groups learning to accept and tolerate each other.

A model of how this was done in the past is the Sufi Tariqas. Each group was separate, and had its own rules of membership and beliefs. But these tariqas were all able to exist alongside each other and accept each others right to exist. And when it was necessary, all the different members of the Tariqas could come together and cooperate in, for example, military operations in defence of the Muslim Community to which they all belonged  [… read on …]

 

the 4 point plan

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