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Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Four Imams Warned Against Fanatical Taqleed (Blind Following)

Friday Khutbah (Sermons) : The Four Imams Warned Against Fanatical Taqleed (Blind Following) – by Moosaa Richardson In this Friday sermon, Moosaa Richardson reminds us of the Quranic obligation of following the Messenger of Allaah (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) and making him the judge in all disputes between us. He then shows how the four widely-followed imams of Islam all forbade their students and followers from fanatical taqleed (blind following) in opposition to clear evidence from the Messenger (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace). Recorded at al-Masjid al-Awwal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA) on 1438.02.18. Read more ...

On “Authoritative Ignorance”: Blind Following and Blind Fitnah – Umm Zakiyyah

THE evening dinner started as usual with casual, lighthearted banter among us sisters who were present. In one comical exchange, a sister shared with us how terribly dry her feet were, so much so that they cracked often. “Sometimes I’m praying,” she said between chuckles, “and I have to keep leaving Salaat to make wudhoo because of my feet!” I creased my forehead. “But why would you make wudhoo because of your feet?” “Because sometimes the cracks bleed.” Oh… “Um…” I said. “You don’t have to make wudhoo because of that. ‘Umar Ibn Khattab kept praying even after he was stabbed, and he was bleeding a lot.” “Well, Read more ...