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Shariah Law, Islamic State & Jihad

May 3, 2015 Leave a comment
NOTES TAKEN BY ATTENDEE AT COURSE ON
Shariah Law, Islamic State & Jihad
Taught by Shaykh Akram Nadwi
(8 Feb 2014 at Queen Mary University, London)

THESE ARE JUST PERSONAL NOTES AND HAVE NOT BEEN REVIEWED BY SHAYKH AKRAM.

Intro

The shaykh began the topic by highlighting how much he respects and admires Imam Hasan al-Banna Shaheed, Maulana Maududi and Sayyid Qutb Shaheed. Nadwatul Ulama movement actually pioneered the translation of Maulana Maududis works to Arabic which then had a big impact on Sayyid Qutb Shaheed. Shaykh Akram respects the efforts of these great thinkers, he has read their works many times, memorised parts of Milestones and he mentioned how he has been moved to tears reading some of their writings. The purpose of mentioning this was so that people do not think he is speaking from biased perspective when criticising.

It is important to unite despite of differences. The purpose of teaching is not to make everyone follow you. [Shaykh Akram regularly mentions this in his seminars emphasising that if someone feels they have a better argument then they can discuss, but people should think properly and then either agree knowingly or disagree knowingly].

Maulana Maududi, Imam Hasan al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb were the first to present political Islam as a focus Read more…

Don’t teach the small thing, teach the main thing.

October 12, 2012 Leave a comment

There are so many groups. If you try to identify each group and each sub-group, your task will never really end as they can go on forever.

So what group are we?

The thing to understand is that just look in the Quran.

What is the dawah? What is the teaching and call of all Prophets and Messengers? That is the real thing.

Those differences on minor things that are in the branches of Islam should be discussed in the classroom. When in public outside the classroom focus on the more important issues that are the fundamentals of religion.Fundamentals of religion like imaan, belief in Allah, the hereafter, submission to Allah, taqwa, piety, fear of Allah, amanah (keeping trusts)… These are major issues really. Teach people to become pious God-fearing people.

Just think that Read more…

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