Tag Archives: Imam

The stance of Ahlus-Sunnah with regards to Yazeed, the son of Mu’aawiyah

The belief of Ahlus Sunnah and the Scholars of the Ummah is that Yazeed, the son of Mu'aawiyah, should not be insulted nor loved. This is due to the following. Saalih the son of Ahmad bin Hanbal (may Allah have mercy upon him) said, "I said to my father: "Some people say that they love Yazeed." He replied, "O my son, is it possible for a person who believes in Allah and the Last Day to ever love Yazeed?" So I said, "O my father, why do you not then curse him?" He replied "O my son, when did you ever see your father curse any person?"" It has also been narrated from him (Imaam Ahmad) that it was said to him, "do you write the hadeeth narrated by Yazeed Read more ...

The Massacre of Karbala – A Historical Analysis

The Massacre of Karbala - A Historical Analysis by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi --- An MIC and AlMaghrib Institute exclusive. Muharram (1st Islamic month); normally a time of rejoice in Islamic tradition in reminiscing the rescue of Musa (alayhis salaam) and his people from the clutches of Fir'awn, but in the year 61 AH the Muslims faced one of their most agonizing moments... “Is it appropriate for you to kill the likes of me? I am the son of the daughter of your Prophet. There is no other grandson of a prophet who remains on the face of the earth asides from me.” Journey back in history to revisit one of the most controversial and misconstrued events Read more ...

Speaking during Friday Khutbah

The Views of the four Imams, on Speaking during Friday Khutbah Imam Maliki (most strict on this issue): Haraam to speak during Khutbah and during the short sitting between the two Khutbahs. There is no difference between those who can hear the Khutbah and those who cannot. It is Haraam for both groups. It is allowed to talk when the Imam is sitting on the Minbar before the first Khutbah and at the end of the second Khutbah when the Khatib starts making Du’a for Muslims and the Sahaabah and the leaders of Islam. It is also Haraam to make Nafl once the Imam steps up on the Minbar. Imam Hanafi: Makruh Karahah Tahrimiyyah to speak during the Khutbah; Read more ...

The Imam and the Bus Driver

Several years ago an Imam moved to London, United Kingdom. He often took the bus from his home to the downtown area. Some weeks after he arrived, he had occasion to ride the same bus. When he sat down, he discovered that the driver had accidentally given him a twenty pence ('tuppence') too much change. As he considered what to do, he thought to himself, you better give the twenty pence back. It would be wrong to keep it. Then he thought, "Oh,forget it, it's only a tuppence. Who would worry about this little amount?Anyway the bus company already gets too much fare; they will never miss it. Accept it as a gift from Almighty Allah (swt) and keep quiet." When Read more ...