Adding to Mr Shaikh’s Video on 53/3-4


In this video, Mr Shaikh answers Traditionalists who say that 53/3-4 implies that te Prophet was inspired at all times. He brilliantly uses 6/19 to show that this is clearly not the case. I suggested using 10/15 as well.

Is Mohammad Shaikh a Hadith Rejector?


Apparently, this video tries to imply he isn’t! I have known Mr Shaikh for the last 13 years and I have never known him to use hadith. To the Sunnis, this IS rejecting hadith. You don’t need to speak out against hadith. It’s enough for the Sunnis that you don’t accept their hadith.

muslim to no one else


I posted this in Quranology Discussions today:

 

Very excellent point by a talented young quran student, Fahad Ali Khan from the IIPC FB group, who pointed out that the word ‘muslim’ is never explicitly connected to an ilah/authority other than Allah. This is somewhat disagreeing with the prevalent view (in the IIPC at least) that ‘muslim laka’ in 2/128 shows that it is possible to …be muslim (apparently submissive) to other than Allah.

I disagree.

I think the meaning of muslim is to be an agent of wholeness or soundness. muslim laka, muslim lahu and muslim lillah are levels of that agency. In other words, ibrahim in 2/128 was probably at the highest level.

Contrast this with ibada/worship. It IS possible to worship other than Allah but not to be muslim for other than Allah. I think 3/64 says it best:

Say: O followers of the Book! come to an equitable proposition between us and you that we shall not serve any but Allah and (that) we shall not associate aught with Him, and (that) some of us shall not take others for lords besides Allah; but if they turn back, then say: Bear witness that we are muslims

So here we can see that being muslim involves serving Allah and removing other ‘lords’ besides Allah. There is no laka/to you here. There is only muslim. muslim isnt for any other authority except Allah.

Interesting Fact about Ibada and Muslim


Very excellent point by a talented young quran student, Fahad Ali Khan from the IIPC FB group, who pointed out that the word ‘muslim’ is never explicitly connected to an ilah/authority other than Allah. This is somewhat disagreeing with the prevalent view (in the IIPC at least) that ‘muslim laka’ in 2/128 shows that it is possible to be muslim (apparently submissive) to other than Allah.

I disagree.

I think the meaning of muslim is to be an agent of wholeness or soundness. muslim laka, muslim lahu and muslim lillah are levels of that agency. In other words, ibrahim in 2/128 was probably at the highest level.

Contrast this with ibada/worship. It IS possible to worship other than Allah but not to be muslim for other than Allah. I think 3/64 says it best:

Say: O followers of the Book! come to an equitable proposition between us and you that we shall not serve any but Allah and (that) we shall not associate aught with Him, and (that) some of us shall not take others for lords besides Allah; but if they turn back, then say: Bear witness that we are muslims
 
So here we can see that being muslim involves serving Allah and removing other ‘lords’ besides Allah. There is no laka/to you here. There is only muslim. muslim isnt for any other authority except Allah.

Mohamed Shaikh’s Question About Islam


Mr Shaikh, a long-time stalwart of the Quran, is the founder of the IIPC and now features in the FB group Mohamed Shaikh IIPC asked a good question yesterday:

What is Islam?
What is Muslim?

My answer was this:

 

Islam = attainment of salam. If we look through out the Quran, we will see how ‘salam’ is used. For example, isa says:

Wa As-Salāmu `Alayya Yawma Wulidtu Wa Yawma ‘Amūtu Wa Yawma ‘Ub`athu Ĥayyāan (19/33)

This shows that if we follow the sunna… of isa, we will attain peace from the time we are (re)born to the time we die and to the time we are resurrected again.

Another good example is ch 7 (as-saffat). There are ayat there which say ‘salaamun ala xxxx fil 3alameen’ (peace upon the personality among the nations). Various personalities are mentioned here.See More