Tag Archives: Mawlid
Are you standing in a Circle in the Sand?
Many scholars draw a circle in the sand around themselves and accept only what is within that circle, rejecting all that lies outside it. Why? Why place an imaginary limit to Allah’s limitless gifts of knowledge? Why limit yourself from growing in understanding, when Allah gives endlessly? It is a loss for the scholars themselves when they do so, for they are merely standing in shallow waters (of understanding), rejoicing in the little water that surrounds them, rejecting the vast ocean of knowledge before them, hence rejecting the pleasurable satisfaction of advancing in understanding and in spiritual stations. What is worse is that all of this is self-inflicted. It is them who have drawn this imaginary circle around themselves! Continue reading
Seventy two sects will fall from the Bridge!
We celebrate our children’s birthdays, and birthdays of those whom we love, yet these are all not at all classified as Innovations, but the moment a Muslim celebrates the birthday of his beloved Prophet (saw), he is deemed as one who has crossed the boundaries of Islam! Did the Prophet (saw) not say to Umar (ra), that a true believer must love Rasulullah (saw), more than everyone, even more than his own self? And do we not celebrate the birthdays of those whom we love? Continue reading