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Dr. Yasir Qadhi: On Salafi Islam (Part 1)

Dr. Yasir Qadhi: On Salafi Islam (Part 1)

What exactly is ‘Salafism’? In the absence of a unanimously agreed upon definition, I propose to elucidate the modern Salafī phenomena via an outline of its beginnings, an assessment of its particular characteristics, manifestations of it in various contemporary groups, and a discussion of its positive and not so positive contributions to Islam and our global society.

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ISIL Juristic Approach: A Scholarly Criticism

ISIL Juristic Approach: A Scholarly Criticism

It is not permissible to constantly speak of 'simplifying matters', or to cherry-pick an extract from the Quran without understanding it within its full context. It is also not permissible to say: 'Islam is simple, and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and his noble Companions were simple, why complicate Islam?

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Women Area in Mosque: Women Rows

Women Area in Mosque: Women Rows

Some people draw on this Hadith to prevent women from attending prayer at mosques at all, or for isolating them in separate halls. This is a strange interpretation, since the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) could have got another prayer hall built for women alone or even prevented them from performing prayers in mosques from the very beginning. Yet, he absolutely did neither.

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