An informative response on the misuse of a specific hadith: and God knows best.
The Canonization of al-Bukhārī and Muslim: The Formation and Function of the Sunnī Ḥadīth Canon by Jonathan AC Brown. This is his doctoral dissertation. The blurb states: The two ‘Authentic’ ḥadīth collections of al-Bukhārī and Muslim are the most famous books… Read More ›
The Bible, Tawrah and Injeel in Light of Islam
Judaism, Christianity and Islam all share the concept of divine revelation being sent down by God for the benefit and guidance of mankind. Islam acknowledges the scripture that was revealed to Moses, the Tawrah, as well as the scripture that… Read More ›
There are remarkable parallels in the hadith literature
Reflections on 10 Hadith
Paul Williams reads from Charles Le Gai Eaton’s “The Book of Hadith – Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad from the Mishkat al-Masabih” and gives his own unique insight and commentary on these. Filmed at London Central Mosque, Regents Park on… Read More ›
Be merciful to those on earth and the one in the heavens will be merciful to you!
Muhammad the Messenger of God (peace be upon him) said: اِرْحَمُوا مَنْ فِي الأَرْضِ يَرْحَمْكُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ Be merciful to those on earth and the one in the heavens will be merciful to you! Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1924
“Sunnis were Never Literalists: Interpretation within the Hadith Collections”
A new talk just published by Professor Jonathan Brown
Response to Converted2Islam “Why I Left Islam”
If you have not seen this it is well worth watching.
“I have been ordered to fight against the people until they testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Apostle…”
A fascinating and brief explanation of this troubling hadith
What Sunni Islam says about gender atypical individuals
This is a must read article by the respected scholar Ustadh Mobeen Vaid. As the issue of transgenderism becomes increasingly part of liberal discourse and the “transgendered” are increasingly seen as a minority group suffering systematic oppression and in need… Read More ›
The Night of Power
Laylat Al Qadr or the “Night of Power” is the holiest night of the year. It commemorates the night in the holy of month Ramadan when the Qur’ān was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, beginning with the exhortation, “Read!”… Read More ›
Mentioning no names, but..
‘The signs of a hypocrite are three’
Danielle LoDuca: ‘I was forced to accept Islam’
I never aspired to be a Muslim, I didn’t even want to be a Christian, writes Danielle LoDuca. The whole concept of ‘organized religion’ was distasteful. I sought to use my mind, not resort to some ancient book for assistance… Read More ›
“No one’s good deeds can lead to paradise”
Muhammad said, “No one’s acts can lead to paradise.” They asked, “Not even you, Messenger of God?” He said, “Not even me, unless God enfolds me with His favour and mercy. So fulfil your commitments and draw near. Let no… Read More ›
The Dhimmis | Dr Jonathan Brown
Mahin, SIM and Sh. Amir talk to Dr Jonathan Brown about the controversial subject of the Dhimmis, Hadith, Albani, Slavery, Muslim Alliances and the MLI-BDS Rift. Published on 19 Jan 2017.
Dr Jonathan AC Brown – Is Sahih Bukhari 100% Correct?
A sober and informative discussion
Questions on stoning and hand chopping in Islam?
A new MUST READ article by Jonathan Brown, an Associate Professor and Chair of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University. Reblogged from the Yaqeen Institute Often the only things people in the West associate with Islam are stoning and hand chopping. These… Read More ›