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Agreeing to Disagree: Ikhtilaf in the Islamic Tradition, by Shaykh Ahmad Sa’ad

Shaykh Ahmad Sa’ad on the manner in which we should handle differences of opinion in the Muslim tradition, a difficult but necessary endeavour. Our thanks to ISNA Canada for this recording. [cwa id=’cta’]

How Two Of The Salaf Proved the Existence of God, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Sometimes we imagine that the problems of our age are unique, but this is not the case. Atheism is not new. At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and even before that, at the time of previous prophets (peace be upon them all), there were people who denied the existence […]

Why The Sahaba Said All Division Is Evil, by Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

When faced with disagreements amongst Muslims, Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said argues that we should take the example of Abdullah bin Masud (may Allah be pleased with him) who said, “All division is evil and no good will come from it”. Allah Subhanu wa Tala has blessed us with His Nur and guided us to His nur […]

The Limits to Differences of Opinion In Islam – Dr Umar F Abd-Allah

Differences of opinion in Islam – do they harm Muslim communities or are they a source of strength and mercy? Are such discussions the domain of the knowledgeable or us laymen? What are the limits to this within the shariah? Are you fed up of hearing, “I don’t believe in schools of thought or madhabs, […]

With Hearts United, We Must Respect Differences of Opinion

One of the blessings of being Muslims is that this religion was sent by Allah to unite the hearts of believers. However, Shaykh Faid Mohammad Said warns us that this does not mean we don’t accept and respect differences of opinion amongst us. We must learn how to agree to disagree. Listen in for the […]

“Adab al-Ikhtilaf: Ethics of Disagreement” – Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

“Adab al-Ikhtilaf: Ethics of Disagreement” – Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari An extended, higher quality version of a previous lecture we posted. In it he addresses the perennial problem of the lack of respect for others with different opinions. He explains the nature of the unity of ahl al-sunnah wa-l-jama’ah and the proper adab (manners) for engaging in […]