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Just another Musafir. πŸ•Œ Tariqah-i-Muhammadiya. πŸ•‹
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23 Mar
@_munibshah Osman's Dream.

Ottoman Puritanism and it's Discontents.

Ottoman Reform and Muslim Regeneration.

The Arabs of the Ottoman Empire.

Honored by the Glory of Islam: Conversion and Conquest in Ottoman Europe(You can find accompanying papers online focusing on the Kadzadeli)
@_munibshah Guardians of Faith in Modern Times: Ulama In the Middle East

A History of the Ottoman Empire: Douglas A Howard.

A History of Saudi Arabia: Madawi El Rashid

A History of Saudi Arabia: Alexei Vassiliev.

The Naqashbandiyya Itzchak Weissman
@_munibshah You can also check Dr. Yakoob Ahmed's lectures on YouTube on the late Ottoman Ulema and their struggle against the Zandiqa and heretics.

I am a "traditional" Hanafi. Hanbalis being "traditionalists" is a modern academic category.
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23 Mar
I am tired of dealing with Jahil idiots who can't be bothered to study our history.
These guys are essentially spitting on the graves of the martyrs who fought the Colonialists and their agents to the last drop of their blood.

Many Ottoman Shuhada don't even have any Graves.
It's infuriating to read these Jahil takes.

These guys don't know diddly squat. They can't do anything today to counter the Colonialists and they couldn't do jack to counter the Colonialists back then.
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24 Feb
Imam Tahawi and Imam Maturidi were contemporaries.

Maturidis say that he was Maturidi. Salafis say he was Salafi(i.e. Athari).

Which is actually the truth?
Tahawi's core text is said to be the documentation of the Hanafi Aqeedah which could be traced all the way back to Abu Yusuf, Muhammad Al Shaybani and Abu Hanifa himself.

Salafis use the commentary of Ibn Abi Al Izz to affirm that Abu Hanifa was in fact Athari(Salafi).
However there are a few issues.

I say this prefacing with the fact Ibn Abi Al Izz was a far greater scholar than I'll ever be and whatever was done to him by his opponents is utterly disgraceful and condemnable.

May Allah have mercy on him and elevate his rank.
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23 Feb
And I mean it. Nailing a thesis isn't about actual original research as much as checking list of set criteria by the Peer Review board.

The Academic Peer Review board in the Islamic Studies departments aren't really competent. They see things through an Oriental lens that is
decidedly anti-Sunni.

And I have proof that Khalil Andani is in fact, anti-Sunni.

His research is squarely aimed at subverting Sunni Orthodoxy.
Usually Decolonialist cuckoos and Post Madhabist grifters are anti-Sunni so they ascribe all kinds of ridiculous labels to Sunnis.

What Khalil Andani is saying above is hardly any different from Ammar Nakshawani saying that the senior Sahaba(رآي Ψ§Ω„Ω„Ω‡ ΨΉΩ†Ω‡Ω…) colonized Islam.
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23 Feb
Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi and Shaikh Said Nursi are two notable reformers who aimed to change society through grassroots Dawah.

The two have remarkable similarities(and notable differences).

Both can be role models for Muslim Dawah initiatives.
Ahmad Sirhindi's uncompromising struggle against Akbar and his heretical Elites without ever raising a sword is exemplary while Nursi's early vision of uniting the diverse Muslim Communities against the West offers a blueprint for Muslims looking to overcome nationalism today.
Nursi heavily drew inspiration from Ahmad Sirhindi and built a unique form of Tasawwuf.
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23 Feb
Secular Indian History Enthusiasts love Akbar and promote him as a forward thinking man who promoted pluralism, love and tolerance.

In reality he was a narcissist. Anyone who questioned his authority was brutality suppressed.
The man was illiterate but incredibly arrogant.

His message that is often peddled by secular Muslims is, all religions lead to the truth.

If that was the case then all religions would naturally agree that Allah is one? Right? There is nothing like Him and nothing rivals Him?
Which Vedic religion has the same concept as Islam? Polytheism cannot be the same as Monotheism. It's the height of arrogance to think otherwise.

This illiterate, narcissistic and arrogant perception of religion is often masked with wax lyrical poetry about spirituality.
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22 Feb
Imam Razi's "repentance".

1. Razi still holds on to the basic Ashari positions on SΔ±fat.

2. No Ashari on this planet today or in the existence of history ever believed that their books are in any shape or form superior to the Quran. Because that would be heresy.
And here is the key part.

He doesn't explicitly forbid others from reading the works he apparently condemned.

The Wasiyya argument by the Hanabila while it has certain basis, does not tell us the whole story.
Another important article(Arabic) analyzing his Wasiyya.

Both the Asharites and the Hanbalites have their respective agendas when it comes to this issue.

Imam Razi is one of the most scholar oc prominent of all time.

wisdom.ihcs.ac.ir/article_5419.h…
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22 Feb
There is good reason to believe Abu Hanifa censured Kalam because obstinate people were engaging in it for vain reasons.

Rather than establishing clarity it was becoming ego contests.

This is something that has been echoed by many scholars through the centuries.
Al Ghazali's Al Munqidh Min Dalal was directed at the misuse of not just Kalam but all other sciences.

Similarly Razi's repentance not an explicit condemnation of Kalam. Rather he laments the lack of time he dedicated to Ibadah.
Similar repentance tales are often directed at rulers like Aurangzeb by modernists who claim that Aurangzeb repented his religious zeal or that he was secretly impious.

These repentance tales are appeals to emotion. Not rooted in facts.

But regardless.
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22 Feb
Early Shia polemics against the Sunni view of the 7 Ahruf of the Quran.
Al Baqillani's response to the Shia polemics.

So certain Academics and Ismailis claiming Baqillani to be unorthodox in his understanding of the Quran is utterly baseless and a gross forgery.
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21 Feb
This guy is flatout lying about Ghazali.

Only in academia hacks like these have relevance because they contradict the "trads".
Ismailis aren't considered part of the Islamic Tradition.

They aren't even considered Muslims by even Ashari or Maturidi standards.

This gross distorter trying to claim the Sunni Kalam tradition is just a pathetic reach.
No Sunni cares about what Ismailis have to say.

Except well our Decolonial looney bins trying to save "Islam" from the "Trads" and the big bad "Islamists".
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21 Feb
Neither Ghazali nor Ibn Taymiyyah were against using Aql.

Ghazali didn't shun Kalam completely. That's a misreading of his Al Munqid.
Please watch this video with an open mind.

Regardless of what you feel about Kalam, you need to understand how we should be framing these discussions now in light of how Zindiqs are becoming more and more emboldened in their distortions.

And IT's core contention was true rationality cannot contradict the divine texts in his criticism of rationalists.

It's something both Asharis and Maturidis have said in a different manner.
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21 Feb
Yeah, Shaybani and Mawardi never existed. It was only Ibn Taymiyyah who made it all up.

Number one reason why I despise Academics.
Did rulers often do their own thing with little regard for the Ulema and the Shariah?

Yes. But that was never linear and there was always a push to Islamicize the barebones legal code that rulers implemented.

One of the modernist misconceptions is we had "systems".
The loose collection of Muslim communities at large were "governed" by the Ulema, if we can call it that.

Rulers derived legitimacy from how much they implemented Shariah and how they supported the Ulema in their endeavors.
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20 Feb
If Abdal Hakim Murad wrote any of this he would be crucified on Social Media.

The fact of the matter is these perspectives are not unique to him.

Even in "Decolonial" Circles there are people who genuinely believe their Academics understand Islam better than "Mullahs". ImageImageImage
I am not joking. There are *Decolonial" folks I have seen who use even worse tones against Muslims generally with no actual nuance or consideration.

They genuinely believe they are saving Islam from backwards village Mullahs.
There is a level of hypocrisy that goes unnoticed in Western circles and the white convert is disproportionately blamed for being a fascist or racist.

This is not to deflect the legitimate criticisms of Abdal Hakim Murad, but something to consider.
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