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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



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





Ali ibn Abi Talib had a son named Uthman ibn Ali. He was a virtuous son who was a matyr on the day of Ashura in Kerbala at the young age of 21. The question that arises is – why did Ali ibn Abi Talib name his son Uthman ? […]

Uthman ibn Ali ibn Abi Talib


Some might claim that the Shiite perspective on the Ummayads as well as the alleged act of changing names is ‘one big Shiite conspiracy’. However, it is essential to examine the socio political context of the time, particularly pertaining to the importance of names and genealogy.  It is an undisputed […]

The Ummayads and importance of name