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 ...


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



Any discussion about the names of individuals has to take into account the wider cultural context of the time period those individuals are named in. In the 21st century, Muslims who revere the first three Caliphs will immediately have them in their minds whenever the names ‘Abu Bakr’, ‘Umar’ and […]

The cultural context of the period


In order to accurately investigate the naming of the children of Ali ibn Abi Talib, it is important to gain a background of the totality of his offspring.  While sources differ on this issue, we will consult the works of Shaykh Al Mufid  -arguably one of the greatest classical scholars […]

The number and the names of the children of Ali ...


The contentions of Sunni arguments against Ghadir Khumm being a declaration for the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib [as] as the leader after the Prophet [saw] has in this piece, been dissected in three main bodies within encompassing multiple categories. 1.The context.  2. The words spoken by the Prophet […]

Conclusion


What many of our Sunni brothers and sisters in Islam are unaware of is that Ali ibn Abi Talib, members of the Banu Hashim, and a number of the companions opposed Abu Bakr and Umar, and did not give their Bayah to them. In fact, Ali ibn abi Talib withehld […]

Did Ali ibn Abi Talib or any of the other ...