Sheikh Yasir Qadhi answers the mind troubling questions of American Muslim Identity: Can you be a Muslim and be an American at the same time? Is there a clash? Is it permissible for a Muslim to have his/her allegiance to a nation-state. What are you first? An American or a Muslim?
Do Muslims have to live in a Islamic State? Can Muslims live in a Kufr State (non-Islamic or non-Muslim State), use the kufr system to defend themselves in the Kufr State? What is the difference between the concept of Ummah and Qaumiyat (nation or community)?
Muslims residing in the Non-Muslim nation-state, can they be patriotic to their country? Is America a Christian State? What American Muslims should say if some one asks them that why are they in America?
Can American Muslims be loyal to America? Is there a clash of loyalty between Islam and America? Can American Muslims be proud Muslims and patriotic Americans at the same time? And is this permissible in Islam?
The Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh, made it clear once and for all that Religious Scholars (Ulema) of Islam have been and are against extremism and terrorism.
Delivery the Hajj sermon in the Nimra Mosque (Masjid Nimra) at the Mount Arafat, Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh clearly said:
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Many Muslims don’t bother to ask legitimate Scholars in Islam regarding their questions and concerns. Instead they leave their questions on Youtube, Blogs and Facebook. What are you, kids! Grow up. Learn your Deen from the people of knowledge and wisdom. Don’t ask questions from random people and take it as Islam.
Usually the teens and young adults do this. Besides seeking Fatwa (religious opinions) on social networking sites, they ask random people- like a bearded guy or a sister who covers herself because they look “religious” or they ask a person who is very eloquent, gives great speeches.
Since when looking ‘religious’ or eloquence became a path toward achieving knowledge and wisdom of understanding Shariah!
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Muslim Public Affairs Council has issued a video in which leading American Islamic Scholars condemn violence, extremism and terrorism yet again.
Apart from the video, if you are interested in reading more condemnations, Fatwas and articles; or if you are one of those who keep asking “Where is the Muslim Voice” then make sure you click Here Are The Muslim Voices!
If the video cannot be found, please click here.
The following article is a great read on the crises of Knowledge among the Muslims of today compared to the Muslims of Salaf Saliheen.
By Khalid Baig
Imam Malik bin Anas (b. 93 AH, d. 179 AH) was one of the greatest Islamic scholars of all times. Among his 1300 disciples were people from all walks of life; rulers, judges, historians, Sufis, poets, and scholars of Qur’an, Hadith, and Fiqh (Jurisprudence). The Khalifah attended his class as an ordinary student along with others.
In the best traditions of this Ummah Imam Malik considered his knowledge as a trust. When he knew something to be right or wrong, no intimidation could stop him from declaring so. It was his fatwa that divorce given under compulsion is invalid, that earned him the wrath of the ruler (as it implied that pledge of allegiance given under compulsion was also invalid). He was punished with lashes and at every strike he said,
“I am Malik bin Anas and I declare that divorce given under compulsion is invalid.”