Here’s my full interview with Eddie from The Deen Show. I was happy to be his guest and see the great work he does. My motivations for accepting Islam are not something that I have spoken about publicly before, so I it was a bit awkward for me. All in all I am glad that I was able to do the interview and hope you find it beneficial.
I’ve decided to put all lectures from this series in one page, please click here to go to that page
AbÅ« â€˜ÄªsÃ¡ Muá¸¥ammad ibn â€›ÄªsÃ¡ as-SulamÄ« aá¸-á¸ŒarÄ«r al-BÅ«ghÄ« at-TirmidhÄ«Â (Arabic:Â Ø£Ø¨Ùˆ Ø¹ÙŠØ³Ù‰ Ù…ØÙ…Ø¯ Ø¨Ù† Ø¹ÙŠØ³Ù‰ Ø§Ù„Ø³Ù„Ù…ÙŠ Ø§Ù„Ø¶Ø±ÙŠØ± Ø§Ù„Ø¨ÙˆØºÙŠ Ø§Ù„ØªØ±Ù…Ø°ÙŠâ€Ž;Â Persian:Â ØªØ±Ù…Ø°ÛŒâ€Ž,Â TermezÄ«; 824Â â€“ 8 October 892), often referred to asÂ Imam at-Tirmidhi, was aÂ PersianÂ Islamic scholarÂ and collector ofÂ hadithÂ who wroteÂ al-Jami` as-SahihÂ (known asÂ Jami` at-Tirmidhi), one of theÂ six canonical hadith compilationsÂ inÂ SunniÂ Islam. He also wroteÂ Shama’il MuhammadiyahÂ (popularly known asÂ Shama’il at-Tirmidhi), a compilation of hadiths concerning the person and character of the Islamic prophet,Â Muhammad. At-Tirmidhi was also well versed inÂ Arabic grammar, favoring the school ofÂ KufaÂ overÂ BasraÂ due to the former’s preservation ofÂ Arabic poetryÂ as a primary source.
Time is Abundant – Part 03 – Friday Khutbah – Joe Bradford
The 7 deadly sins ( Shirk, Magic, Murder, Riba, consuming wealth of orphans, turning back in warfare, and slandering pious women) are rooted in the need of control. Rather than relying on Allah and giving Him control in all matters, we believe control must be in our hands for us to benefit and feel secure. Ironically when we believe we are in control and securing ourselves we are actually losing baraka from Allah and will end up on the pathway to the 7 deadliest sins.
A blog I read frequently, the Volokh Conspiracy (Eugene Volokh et al’s popular legal blog) has now moved to the Washington Post.
Volokh has serialized his article entitled “Religious Law (Especially Islamic Law) in American Courts, 66 Okla. L. Rev. 431 (2014)” for readers this week, which touches on broad aspects related to the compatibility between Islamic law and American law.
Reading this (generally very good) article, my first thought was that despite the author’s attempt to substantiate all his claims, some of them are still based on preconceived notions of what Shariah is without consideration for context and legal nuance. This to me means the door for more research and writing in the field.
My second thought was there is still a conflation of national laws and cultures with normative Islamic law by both Muslims and non-Muslims.
In the broadest sense possible, I touched on many of these topics in 2010 at a lecture hosted at Texas A&M University. You can watch it here: