The final name we will touch upon is Muhammed [al-Asghar] who had the Kunya (honorific tile) of Abu Bakr. This is arguably one of the ones which is the most controversial, given that a Kunya is a honorific title, rather than a mere name. There were also few ‘Abu Bakrs’ […]

Muhammed [al-Asghar] ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib – Kunya Abu ...

Ali ibn Abi Talib had a son named Umar who is said to have been a matyr in the tragedy of Kerbala. Once again, we will employ the same approach we had done when analysing the name ‘Uthman’ , putting side jumping hastily to any conclusions based on fourteenth-century polemics […]

Umar ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib

Hadith-at-Thaqalayn (حديث الثقلين) is a topic of fierce debate between Shia and Sunni Muslims. The interpretation of this tradition has enormous ramifications in virtually every fundamental branch in Islam. Did the Prophet ﷺ  merely recommend his Ummah to take care of his Ahlulbayt, or was it a statement with far […]

Thaqalayn (Hadith) (حديث الثقلين) the real Sunni view

We wish to bring to the attention of our dear readers a bizarre ruling made by ibn Taymiyyah. In this Fatwah he explicitly states it is an innovation to rule out that Allah , the Almighty is a physical thing, and thus essentially believes it is possible that he is. […]

Ibn Taymiyyah: It is possible for Allah, the Almighty to ...

What many adherents of the modern Salafi movement may not know is that Ibn Taymiyyah permitted bowing down to Idols, with the intention one was not actually prostrating to them, but to Allah, when they felt fear or lived in a polytheist dominated region.  Some of our dear readers from […]

Ibn Taymiyyah: Permissible to bow to Idols under Taqiyyah

Ibn Taymiyyah is famously known and particularly revered by those who call themselves the ‘Salafis’. While they do not follow him nor anyone in Taqleed (emulation) they strongly adore and hold to him as a master in Aqeedah and a master in Fiqh. The majority of Muslims today who are […]

Ibn Taymiyyah – The man who permitted the breastfeeding of ...

The Idol worshippers of Makkah did not affirm the true oneness of Allah [swt] One of the claims made by certain groups is that the polytheists of Makkah all affirmed divine unity and the oneness of Allah [swt] but only fell into shirk with regards to the ‘worship’ of Allah […]

Did the Idol worshippers affirm the true oneness of Allah ...