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Fatwa Concerning the Deliberations of Pope Benedict XVI in Germany

A group of our Fuqaha have asked me to comment on the event of the Pope’s speech made recently in Germany. This is a FATWA – and in it I will make my assessment of what the event means, what the pronouncements in themselves mean, and the politique these imply. It follows from this that…

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Think Again

Allah the Exalted declares (Maryam 19:73-74): When Our Clear Signs are recited to them, those who are kafir say to those who have iman, ‘Which of the two parties has the better position and the more illustrious gathering?’ How many generations We have destroyed before them who had finer furnishings and a better outward show!…

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Counsel

Allah the Exalted declares in Surat al-Hijr (15:56): He said, ‘Who despairs of the mercy of his Lord except for misguided people?’ Allah the Exalted also declares in Surat az-Zumar (39:53): Say: ‘My slaves, you who have transgressed against yourselves, do not despair of the mercy of Allah. Truly Allah forgives all wrong actions. He…

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The Fiqh Concerning Those Who Insult The Messenger of Allah

INTRODUCTION Allah the Exalted has said in Surat al-Ahzab (33:57): As for those who abuse Allah and His Messenger, Allah’s curse is on them in the dunya and the akhira. He has prepared a humiliating punishment for them. In the Fiqh, as we shall see, there are absolutely no opinions, no variants, no exceptions. The…