By Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi | 11 Dec 2012
God has granted intellect to human beings. The intellect entails responsibility. The more intellect a person has, the more he/she is responsible.
By Shahul Hameed | OnIslam | 19 Nov 2012
Indeed the knowledge of Allah Almighty given to us through the revelations to our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the most beneficial knowledge we can have. Because, it is this knowledge that enables us to know our Lord and worship Him in the manner He should be worshipped.
Without God allowing us to drink a drop from the boundless ocean of knowledge, we would have been completely lost. But God is all merciful. So He communicated with man: “Know, then, (O man,) that there is no deity save Allah…”. (Muhammad 47:19)
On the Prohibition on Discussions Regarding the Predestination of Allah - Shaykh Said Afandi al-Chirkawi
The prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “If people are talking about the predestination of The Most High Allah - you be quiet, if they talk about astrology (the science of predicting by the stars) - be quiet, if they talk about my companions - likewise, be quiet”.
Hafiz-Hajji from Ukhli (Dagestan) on wahhabites and jadids
By Sh. Sh. Shikhaliyev, Institute for History, Archeology and Etnography of the Scientific Center of Dagestan, Russian Academy of Sciences, Makhachkala
The main purpose of this article is to demonstrate on the example of a peculiar source the religious disputes taking place in Dagestan in the beginning of the 20th century.
Islam Has Only One God
By Ali Vyacheslav Polosin | Moscow | 15 Oct 2011
Today there is much debate about the ideology of the future Russia. In addition to the traditional opponents – the Westerners and the Slavophiles, the Russian political stage has been joined by Islam, rising throughout the world. Kremlin officials and oligarchs, dubbed ‘democracy representatives’ by Russians, found no model idol on the presidential order and engaged in the creation of an enemy.
Our life is measured by the number of breaths.
By Muhammadrasul Saaduev : Imam of Central Jum`ah Mosque | Makhachkala / 29 Jul 2011
My dear brothers, today, I think, it is best to remember and reflect on the most important thing we have today – on time, its transience and its preciousness. What is the most precious thing you have? Someone might reply, it is their children, property, house, relatives, etc. But in fact the most precious thing for us after the grace of Islam is time. If we are unaware of that, we must learn and understand it, and remember it every day.
Sects in Islam.
Sects propagation has caused lots of problems within the society. All the latest terror attacks are more or less connected with the representatives of different sects, usually using Islam as a cover. Ali Vyacheslav Polosin, Doctor of Philosophy and a prominent representative of Muslim community in Russia, is talking about present-day sects and their nature.
– What’s a sect and what’s sectarianism like nowadays?
Imam al-Haddad on the meaning of La hawla wala quwwata illa billah
You should know that the most comprehensive and inclusive formula for expressing the repudiation of one’s own claim to power and ability is - La hawla wala quwawata illa billah - (there is neither power nor ability save by God).
The Proof of Islam (Imam al-Ghazali), may God be pleased with him, said:
“Power (hawl) is motion and ability (quwwa) is aptitude.”