Quranists V Hadithists

I wrote this article approximately a year ago,  but due to workload and focusing on other issues it was left sitting on my computer. I was asked by some brothers to release something new, and therefore I took this article and edited so that it was not specific to any particular group or scholar, but…

Mortgages: Part 3

Since commenting on the disturbingly unislamic and frankly seemingly secular opinions of Deobandi elites such as Zafar Tahnawi – for example about burning some groups of Muslims alive (let alone non-Muslims), and the surprisingly weak and Salafi oriented arguments of the current head of Deobandism, Mufti Taqi Usmani (in both the issues of Mortgages being…

Mortgages: Part 2

I wish to further clarify the issue of having a mortgage, when we wrote the initial article we assumed that the opposing scholars had good knowledge of Hanafi fiqh and good training on reading and understanding the Hanafi texts with my addressee. Now, when I know the depressing reality, I will try my best to bring it to his…

Mortgages: Part 1

An important issue affecting Muslims in the West is the purchasing of a house. It is no secret that hardly anyone can buy  house by cash payment. This causes people to seek help from individuals or organisations. Individuals most likely will not help because of the current economic situation so people go to the banks. In this scenario, a Muslim finds…

Prayer and Fasting When the Time for Isha Does Not Occur: Part 6

In recent articles, we spoke about a few issues where the Deobandi sect rejected so many positions of Abu Hanifa and Hanafis, for the sole purpose of supporting Ibn Taimia. Despite these previous articles, I am going to post a few more, as Deobandis are obsessed with the opinions of Ibn Taimia in each field of…

Prayer and Fasting When the Time for Isha Does Not Occur: Part 5

Last year we had to release articles to explain the Hanafi position concerning the issue of praying Maghrib, Isha and Fajr when there is no time of Isha (a situation occurring at certain climes due to the absence of true night – for example, in the UK during a couple of months of the summer season, it remains light through the entire night, meaning there is no ‘true night’…

Prayer and Fasting When the Time for Isha Does Not Occur: Part 3

I recently issued a Fatwa (legal verdict), that it was permissible to begin your fast at Sunrise and fast until sunset. He also explained that a person can pray their Maghrib, Isha and Fajr at any time within this timescale. This has caused controversy amongst many supposedly learned scholars, some of whom are famous for issuing…