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Contentions 17

Number 17 of Sheikh Abdal Hakim Murad’s continuing Contentions series is out!

Here’s a selection:

66.         The right objective of war is justice, not victory.

67.         You are either a worshipper or an idol.

68.         Without Sufism, Islam is not Islamic.

69.         Hospitality? You cannot serve both Abraham and Israel.

70.         The secret of marriage: as soon as you look at the clock, she gets angry.

71.         Under the Blue Baroness, the polytechnics did not become universities, the universities became polytechnics.

72.         Facebook will unfriend Israel.

73.         History is nothing other than the triumph of Providence.

74.         ‘The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.’ (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

75.         Are the false Salafis powerful enough to secularise the world?


Discuss Contentions

I have started up a new blog where I will post the contentions one by one and open them up to discussion. If you want to join in and offer your thoughts on the contentions go to http://masud.co.uk/contentions. I have posted the first five contentions from the very first Contentions. Here’s the blurb I wrote for the site:

WELCOME – as-salamu ‘alaykum

Contentions is a series of modern day aphorisms penned by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad that are officially hosted on masud.co.uk at the Shaykh?s official page. Some are short, sweet and straight to the point and eloquently sum up an idea in a few succinct words others are cryptic and some draw references from popular culture, art, literature, foreign cultures and languages, science and other sources to leave the reader scratching their head for an answer.

This blog is here to invite your interpretations on each contention and to discuss other people?s interpretations. I will work through the Contentions series starting at the first one and post each one as a single blog entry and then open it up for comments.

I am also collecting links to blogs and other websites that discuss The Contentions so please let me know of any you think that should be on the links section.



Contentions 13!

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad has just released the next installment of his Contentions series. Contentions 13!

They are all good but here are a few choice quotes:

2.?Riyadh is the garden of Takfir.

13.?Falah is harvesting what God has done for you, not what you have done for God.

21. The world is most damaged by those who have the highest opinion of themselves.

75.?A pir is like a pier. Admire the sideshows; but remember: his end is His ocean?s gate.

97.?In the rain of God?s mercy, the believer is a duck, the infidel a cat.

Find the rest at masud.co.uk on Shaykh Abdal Hakim’s official page.