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The Exposition of the Symbolism of the Seventy Thousand Veils

From Mishkat Al-Anwar: The Niche for Lights by Imam Al-Ghazzali
Translation by W. H. T. {William Henry Temple}

What is the signification of the tradition, “Allâh hath Seventy Thousand Veils of Light and Darkness: were He to withdraw their curtain, then would the splendours of His Aspect surely consume everyone who apprehended Him with his sight.” (Some read “seven hundred veils;” others, “seventy thousand.”)

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Eight Lessons by Imam Ghazali

YOUNG MAN: Reflect, too, upon the story of Hatim the deaf who was the companion of Shaqiq al-Balkhi (may the mercy of Allah be upon them both). One day Shaqiq enquired of Hatim: “For 30 years you have been my companion. What, pray, have you gained from it?” Hatim replied: “I have gained eight benefits with which I am contented and from which I expect my salvation and my deliverance.” “And what are they?” Shaqiq asked. Said Hatim:

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Audio lectures by Shaykh Nuh

This is Jihad?

A series of 7 tracks from a lecture Shaykh Nuh gave to a London audience at Friends House (org by Islamica Magazine) on August 29, 2005 regarding the crisis of understanding Islam.

This is Jihad? - Track 1 05:09 · 01.23 Mb [MP3] | [DOWNLOAD]

This is Jihad? - Track 2 14:57 · 03.53 Mb [MP3] | [DOWNLOAD]

This is Jihad? - Track 3 14:41 · 03.46 Mb [MP3] | [DOWNLOAD]

This is Jihad? - Track 4 15:30 · 03.66 Mb [MP3] | [DOWNLOAD]

This is Jihad? - Track 5 10:34 · 02.50 Mb [MP3] | [DOWNLOAD]

This is Jihad? - Track 6 13:12 · 03.12 Mb [MP3] | [DOWNLOAD]

This is Jihad? - Track 7 11:39 · 02.76 Mb [MP3] | [DOWNLOAD]

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Posted by Administrator on Sun, 26 Jun 2016

The Concept of Bid'a in the Islamic Shari'a

The following is the text of a talk given by Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller at Nottingham and Trent University on Wednesday 25th January 1995. 

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

There are few topics that generate as much controversy today in Islam as what is sunna and what is bida or reprehensible innovation, perhaps because of the times Muslims live in today and the challenges they face. Without a doubt, one of the greatest events in impact upon Muslims in the last thousand years is the end of the Islamic caliphate at the first of this century, an event that marked not only the passing of temporal, political authority, but in many respects the passing of the consensus of orthodox Sunni Islam as well. No one familiar with the classical literature in any of the Islamic legal sciences, whether Qur'anic exegesis (tafsir), hadith, or jurisprudence (fiqh), can fail to be struck by the fact that questions are asked today about basic fundamentals of Islamic Sacred Law (Sharia) and its ancillary disciplines that would not have been asked in the Islamic period not because Islamic scholars were not brilliant enough to produce the questions, but because they already knew the answers. Continue Reading…

Posted by Administrator on Sun, 26 Jun 2016