New Blog: Sunni Answers – Challenging Heresy Head On!

An interesting, informative and important new blog, Sunni Answers – Challenging Heresy Head On, has come on to the scene, it tackles issues of Sunni Theology. The Refutations sections is particularly interesting.

From the website:

Mission Statement

The aim of this website is to clarify the belief of Ahl al Sunnah wal Jama?ah in light of the many lies, objections, refutations and attempts to sow doubt about its ways. It aims to give concise answers and clarification to all such attempts, with links to longer articles for those who wish. This is not only to benefit the readers? knowledge, but to make it easy for Sunni Muslims to engage in internet forums to defend their beliefs.

Background

It is hidden from no one that for the longest time the traditional ulema of Ahl al Sunnah wal Jama?ah, particularly those of the Ashari and Maturidi schools, and their creedal/theological positions have been under constant attack. Attacks on the ulema and their positions is expected from people who make clear who they are and what they believe in. This has been the experience of the ulema when dealing with any Islamic sect. However, when people who pose themselves as ?Sunnis? take charge of these attacks, then the situation is more dangerous. A person who grows up in a Sunni household, doing all the things that Sunnis have traditionally done and believing everything that Sunnis believe is not likely to listen to anyone who is not Sunni. However, when some people pose themselves as ?Sunnis? while at the same time advocating their twisted interpretations of the deen in an effort to gain followers to their twisted cause, an unsuspecting Sunni is more likely to give such a person his ear.

Given the above situation, it is clear that something needs to be done. Our beloved Habeeb al Mustafa Sayyiduna Muhammad sall allahu `alayhi wasallam said:

?Whoever among you sees something disapproved of by Allah, let him change it by his hand. If unable, then let him do so by His tongue. If unable to do even that, let Him reject it in his heart, and that is the least (act) of faith. ? (Muslim No. 49).

In light of this hadith, a group of brothers under the guidance of Shaykh Abu Adam al Naruiji have set up this blog. The primary aim of this blog is to clarify the beliefs of the ulema of Ahl al Sunnah wal Jama?ah and exonerate them from the many objections and doubts that exist about them. This is not only to benefit the readers, in their knowledge, but also to make it easy for those Sunni Muslims to defend their beliefs when they engage with others on internet forums. In particular, this blog will face up to the heretical idea that Allah is a being with one or more limits, wal `iyadhu billah.

http://sunnianswers.wordpress.com/

Nazim Baksh Blog

Nazim Baksh – journalist, writer, broadcaster, activist and advocate of Traditional Islam – has a new website and blog. Nazim is also a friend of mine and is one of the unsung heroes of the Traditional scene over the last 20 years. He is one of the key people behind the Deen Intensives and Rihlas that we have all come to know and love. Nazim offers a keen insight into many topics that concern Muslims today.

The site is still a work in progress but has some great content already.

http://www.nazimbaksh.ca

Film: Deen Tight

Deen Tight a film by Mustafa Davis, explores the influence of Hip Hop on Islam and Muslims and more importantly Islam and Muslims on Hip Hop and its use as a tool to deliver dawah. From the trailer it looks like an amazing insight into contemporary Muslim culture.

From the Director :

“The objective for shooting this film is to document the global impact/effect that Western pop culture (namely hip hop) has on Islam (both in Western Muslim cultures and Arab Muslim cultures). Filmed on location in the USA as well as the UAE (with accompanying footage from several countries) we focus on the perceived conflict between traditional religious ideals and modernity as well as both the positives and negatives of Western pop culture on today’s Muslim youth. Music, considered a taboo practice for many Muslims, has also quickly become one of the most popular methods for Muslims to share their faith with the world. In this film we ask an important question about one of today’s most popular art forms: Hip Hop… a tool of Dawah or a tool of the Devil?”