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Did I Commit Wrongful Takfir?

Ustadh Farid Dingle is asked if calling saying or thinking that a Muslim is non-Muslim wrongfully puts one outside of the fold of Islam.   Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I once typed a message saying some Muslims I do not like were not true Muslims, whispering the words to myself as […]

How Do I Deal With a Person With Schizophrenia Who Claims to Be Muslim?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I work as a support assistant, with adults with Schizophrenia. I have one individual that I support who claims to be a Muslim, but he says things like “I am God”. Also, I have seen him praying to Hindu gods. I still treated him like a Muslim, […]

You Kafir! – The Rising Trend Of Declaring Muslims As Disbelievers

In recent times, the phenomenon of declaring other Muslims disbelievers (kafir) has spread among the Muslim community. But what does sound classical Islamic scholarship say about it? Many people have adopted a very lax approach concerning the declaration of disbelief, such that hearing to the expression: “you disbeliever” has become the norm. Such laxity has […]

Has My Father’s Joke Made Him a Disbeliever?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Once I was leading my father in prayer and I accidentally said something in English. I have since repeated the prayer but when I asked him about it he jokingly told me not to worry as Allah does not speak English. Is my father Muslim after this joke? Answer: […]

Is It Permissible to Consider a Muslim an Unbeliever?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaikum, 1) Is it permissible to preemptively assume that a Muslim is a disbeliever, without clear evidence? 2) Is it permissible to reject the invitation to one’s own brother’s wedding meal due to such an assumption? 3) Are the Shia disbelievers? Are all Shia restaurants haram? 4) Is […]

"Stop Cherry-Picking From Islamic Texts To Justify Hatred"

SeekersHub seminars are unmissable. Broadcast live from Toronto, anyone, anywhere can log in and benefit. To receive a reminder before the next seminar on Refuting Radicalism, register your interest today. In the meantime, watch a brief teaser of what’s in store. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani speaks unequivocally on the dangers of cherry-picking hadiths and verses of […]

The Modern Extremists – Who Are They? What Are The Consequences?

Who are the modern extremists and are they a recent phenomenon? How can we understand them and their motivations? And what are the utterly devastating consequences of their words and actions? Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al-Azhari, Director of the Ihsan Institute, gives a detailed and engaging explanation at this event hosted by SimplyIslam of Singapore. Send […]

Modern Day Khawarij: Dissociate Yourself from them! – Dr. Hamid Slimi

A khutbah delivered by Dr. Hamid Slimi, of the Sayeda Khadija Center, Canada, stressing on understanding the similarities and common ideas between the historical khawarij/kharijites (secessionists) and today’s new groups that claim to do things on behalf of Islam including breaking the laws of the countries where they live or visit, killing innocent people – […]

Do you recommend the Study Quran?

The Study Quran is a 2000 page discussion of the Qur’an, by 15 contributors led by renowned scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Containing maps, annotations, timelines and indices, it is said to offer a rigorous analysis of the Qur’an’s theological, metaphysical, historical, and geographical teachings and backgrounds. Scholars and commentators from around the world have lauded […]

Are the People Who Fought After the Prophet’s Death Disbelievers?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Are the people who fought after the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) death disbelievers because of this hadith: “Do not become disbelievers after me, striking the necks of one another” (Bukhari)? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, There are various narrations reported that the Prophet (peace be […]