When Allah the All-Knowing closed the door on Abu Bakr

Reading Time: 8 minutes For some Muslims, guidance means to spread lies, misinformation and creating differences within the community. One of their attempts is aimed at transferring virtues from one individual to another based on some fabricated reports and traditions. One such virtue relates to closing the doors of the Mosque of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) for all companions save […]

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Celebrations: A Sunnah, not Bidah – Part II

Reading Time: 6 minutes The concept of festivals and commemoration in the Holy Quran.. continued from part I Reflecting upon the verses, we find commemorations are considered as virtuous actions in Quran. This has been confirmed and recommended by Quran: (1) The Place of Ibrahim (a.s.) Allah, the High, instructs: Take ‘Maqaame Ibraahim’ as a place of payer. Allah – […]

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Celebrations: A Sunnah, not Bidah – Part I

Reading Time: 5 minutes Love and mastership (Wilayat) and expression of displeasure (Bara’at) are the cornerstones of Islamic teachings. We understand the meaning of empowering goodness and prohibiting evil from them. These were the aims of Imam Husain‘s (a.s.) martyrdom. Who is more unfortunate than a Muslim who neither understands the concepts of wilayat and bara’at nor acts upon […]

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Is companionship a good enough reason to claim caliphate?

Reading Time: 7 minutes When it came to selecting a successor to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) after his martyrdom, the foremost argument advanced by certain Muslims revolved around companionship. Rather, they had no other argument in their favour. But is companionship of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) a criterion for selection of the caliph? It is clear that neither the Muslims […]

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Did Abu Bakr have the ijma of Muslims?

Reading Time: 5 minutes The most important reason which the Sunnis bring forth in support of Abu Bakr’s caliphate is that of the ‘so-called’ ijma (consensus) of the Sahabah (companions of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). We will examine in detail the subject and refute the claim of ijma as just another afterthought to justify Abu Bakr’s caliphate. Students of […]

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Al-Asharah Al-Mubashsharah: A Fabricated Tradition – Part I

Reading Time: 5 minutes Among the well-known and famous Sunni traditions is the tradition of Asharah-e-Mubashsharah. In Arabic Asharah means ten and Mubashsharah implies those who have been given glad tidings. So Asharah-e-Mubashsharah is a tradition narrated by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) that promised paradise to ten of his companions. Based on this, the Ahle Tasannun claim that these […]

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