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August 6, 2015

Accuracy and preservation of the Qur’an

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Accuracy and preservation of the Qur’an   Yet another prerequisite, as indicated earlier, for a perennial nubuwwah is that the revelation vouchsafed to the last and final Rasul salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, which forms the basis of its doctrines and teachings, and serves as a connecting link between the Creator and the created, should be preserved without a change of a dot, […]
August 6, 2015

The Doctrine of Imamah

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents    The Doctrine of Imamah   The fourth and the last condition mentioned by us for perennial nubuwwah was that the nabi should be the centre of affections and source of guidance to his followers. Like the Oneness of Allah, Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is the sole expositor of divine laws and commands. Dr. Sir Muhammad Iqbal has correctly explained the cultural […]
August 6, 2015

The Doctrine of Imamah continued

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Contradictory Pictures of Early Islamic Era   What was the standard set by the earliest Islamic Era? What was the result; how the character and morals of the people were moulded under Rasulullah’s salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam guidance; and were these men different from national leaders, founders of kingdoms and persons aspiring for personal aggrandisement? What was their attitude to their kin; […]
July 2, 2015

The true nature of the relationship between Abu Dhar al-Ghifari and `Uthman ibn `Affan

Amongst the many praise worthy traits which Allah Ta’ala attributed to the Sahabah of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam in the noble Qur’an is the quality of compassion, as mentioned in the concluding verses of Surah al-Fath: “Muhammad is the Rasul of Allah, and those with him are severe against the disbelievers compassionate amongst themselves.” Much effort has been made to undermine the status of the Sahabah and to […]
June 3, 2015

Warning against some books which distort the history of the Sahabah

BACK⇒ Return to Table of contents   Warning against some books which Distort the history of the Sahabah 1. Al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah One of the books that distort the history of early Islam is al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah, which is [falsely] attributed to Ibn Qutaybah. Dr. `Abd Allah `Usaylan, in his book al-Imamah wa al-Siyasah fi Mizan al-Tahqiq al-`Ilmi, lists a number of points proving that this book attributed to Imam […]