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Quran & Sunnah / Ramblings O'mine

Hakimullah: A Martyrdom Conundrum

The pedestal of Martyrdom (translit: Shahadat, شہادۃ) is one of the highest and most sacred in Islam. It is a unique award conferred upon a believer who while fighting to uphold Allah’s (سبحانه وتعالى) cause pays with the ultimate price, i.e. his life[1]. Our beloved Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), by extension, has applied … Continue reading

Ramblings O'mine

Custodianship of Al-Aqsa Mosque – Questions for Ammar Nasir Sahab

This article was basically written as an email to Maulana Ammar Khan Nasir Sahab, who is a venerated scholar – in both the traditional and lexical senses of the word – of Islam. He has presented some unique-cum-honest-cum-audacious sentiments about the custodianship of Al-Aqsa mosque (but essentially means the temple of Solomon / the Temple … Continue reading

Ghamidi / Quran & Sunnah

A Critique on Ghamidi Sahab’s Interpretation of ‘وَاللَّاتِي يَأْتِينَ الْفَاحِشَةَ مِنْ نِسَائِكُمْ’

I am writing this article to offer my critique on the interpretation of Signs 15|16 of Composition 4-‘The Women’ from the Holy Quran, done by the theologian, scholar and exegete Javed Ahmad Ghamidi Sahab from Pakistan. This article is a sequel in a series of articles I have written in support of the punishment of … Continue reading

Ghamidi / Quran & Sunnah

Quran on Prisoners of War (POWs) – Sensing the tone!

فَإِذا لَقِيتُمُ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَضَرْبَ الرِّقَابِ حَتَّى إِذَا أَثْخَنْتُمُوهُمْ فَشُدُّوا الْوَثَاقَ فَإِمَّا مَنًّا بَعْدُ وَإِمَّا فِدَاءً حَتَّى تَضَعَ الْحَرْبُ أَوْزَارَهَا ذَلِكَ وَلَوْ يَشَاءُ اللَّهُ لَانْتَصَرَ مِنْهُمْ وَلَكِنْ لِيَبْلُوَ بَعْضَكُمْ بِبَعْض…(سورة محمد) Thus, when ye encounter the Unbelievers (in battle), then (focus entirely on) smiting down their necks; till when ye have slaughtered them extensively, (only) … Continue reading

Ghamidi

Adultery and Stoning till Death : Replies to Ghamidi Sahab’s Counter-Arguments

This post is the sequel to Adultery and Stoning till Death : Questions for Ghamidi Sahab. As a result of my post, I had the honour of conducting a one-on-one Skype-session with Ghamidi Sahab, wherein he presented his concerns about my main argument and rejected my interpretation of Signs 15 & 16 from Composition 4, سورة النساء, from … Continue reading

Quran & Sunnah

Necessity for 4 x Witnesses – is a ‘Gag Order’!

وَالَّذِينَ يَرْمُونَ الْمُحْصَنَاتِ ثُمَّ لَمْ يَأْتُوا بِأَرْبَعَةِ شُهَدَاءَ فَاجْلِدُوهُمْ ثَمَانِينَ جَلْدَةً وَلَا تَقْبَلُوا لَهُمْ شَهَادَةً أَبَدًا وَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ And those who accuse chaste women (of fornication/adultery) then fail to produce 4 x witnesses; flog them 80 stripes – and do not accept their testimony ever again – and they are the ones who are … Continue reading