Monthly Archives: June 2018
Glory be to Almighty Allah. Peace and blessings be our Master, the Prophet Muhammad (sall-allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam). Benedictions be over his pure Ahl al-Bait and over all his just and devoted companions (radi-Allahu ta’ala ‘anhum ajmain).
Of all the branches of Islam, two are by far the largest: the Shi’ah or the Shi’ites, partisans of Hazrat Ali (may Allah be pleased with him); and the Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-jama’ah, people who follow the prophetic practices and the majority, popularly known as the Sunnis. Read the rest of this entry
Imam Ahle Sunat Shah Ahmad Raza’s (may Allah be pleased with him) writings convey a sense of pessimism about the condition of Islam during his time, while urgently calling upon Muslims to reform their ways. Like most of the 19th century reformers in British India, he blamed his fellow Muslims, rather than others, for their current situation. He denounced the views of Sir Sayyid Ahmad Khan and his ‘modernist’ Aligarh school, and ulema such as the Ahle Hadis, the Deobandis, the Nadwat al-Ulema, and the Ahmadis. In addition the Sh’is came under attack and the Hindu reform movement of the Arya Samaj was also a concern.