A Tragedy of Sorts

Syed Iqbal Zaheer Not much is known about Umm Waraqah although she figures in some two dozen works. That is, she is there, in so many records, but the information they yield is pretty meager. Notwithstanding that, what little is known is quite intriguing. She is known by her kunniyyah “Umm Waraqah” (Waraqah’s mother), there … Continue reading

Dear Modernist……….

This article is based on Justice Taqi Uthmani’s  book “Islam and Modernism”.. Search for “Modernity” by itself is a commendable desire and a natural urge of humankind. If this urge wasn’t there, man would not have reached from stone-age to atomic era, couldn’t have gained access to aeroplanes and spacecrafts from camels and bullock carts, … Continue reading

Our Spiritual Orphans

Syed Iqbal Zaheer There have been among the Muslims, throughout their history, people – the more away in time from the origin of Islam, more their numbers – to whom Islam is a burden and a shackle. But since its creeds are beyond questioning, (Tawheed, Prophethood, etc.), it is the Shari`ah that is targeted for … Continue reading

Salah: How Hadith rejecters define it?

All praises are due to Allah and may peace and blessings be upon his final prophet. There is a lot of debate nowadays between the main stream Muslims and the Hadith rejecters who call themselves as “Quranists”. Quranists claim that the true and only source of law is Quran while they consider the literature of … Continue reading

Charlatan & Co.

(In continuation of the previous article ‘Expired Brains’) By Syed Iqbal Zaheer The Prophet emphasized different things during different talks. Consequently, believers in his Message must understand that the correctness of their actions and attitudes in life will depend on how they understand the sources. They are a few. To name some: the Qur’an, the … Continue reading

Expired Brains

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer The editorial of the previous issue dealt with a few questions raised by the Rejecters of Hadith. The history of “rejections” is quite old. It started with the first sect in Islam, the Khawarij. They thought they knew Islam better than he who was the first teenager to believe in Islam, … Continue reading

Bananas

Syed Iqbal Zaheer  To allege that the Hadith works were produced 200 years after the Prophet, in an age of easy access to Islamic literature, with at least 25,000 Arabic books old and new, running into hundreds of thousands of pages, available in print, as well as in electronic format, with the mere click of … Continue reading

Clues to Guidance

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer Someone has picked up from the sewage lines of the Internet, a collection of objectionable ahadith and sent across to us. The compiler holds a PhD in absurdity. It is obvious that the compiler would not like to submit to the Law of Islam, which depends heavily on the Hadith. But … Continue reading

The Dishonest House

By Syed Iqbal Zaheer Editor YMD The educated ones among the rejecters of Hadith – Muslim or non-Muslim – clearly seem to lack the quality of honesty. And, the nature of their calling demands lots of slinking, and, therefore, apart from dishonest, they also happen to be slinkers. They cannot go about the affair in … Continue reading