Sunnah

Collection of recorded words/actions of Prophet Muhammad.

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19. Female circumcision still haunts Jordanian tribe in southern Jordan

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19. Female circumcision still haunts Jordanian tribe in southern Jordan
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August 12, 1999
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Dana Charkasi
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Jordan’s Mufti Saeed Abdul Hafeez Al Hijawi ruled that female circumcision was "a noble trait" accepted by Islam, even though it was not a necessity.

12. This is our Islam

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12. This is our Islam
Date of source: 
August 10, 1999
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Muhammad ‘Imarah
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People attacked the Sunna but the Holy Qur’an has stated that the Sunna is obligatory for all Muslims.

10. The scholars ask Gamal Al-Banna to reconsider his thoughts and not to cope with the secularist trends

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10. The scholars ask Gamal Al-Banna to reconsider his thoughts and not to cope with the secularist trends
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August 6, 1999
Author: 
Ahmad ‘Atiyah
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The scholars of Al-Azhar harshly criticized Gamal Al-Banna for his opinions about the Hadiths and the necessity to establish new jurisprudence.

3. You Muslim Scholars: where is the call for the Eclipse prayer and the revival of Prophet Mohammed’s Sunna?

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3. You Muslim Scholars: where is the call for the Eclipse prayer and the revival of Prophet Mohammed’s Sunna?
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August 10, 1999
Author: 
Majdi Salim
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Newspapers published their advice to the people. Also doctors and exorcists offered advise. The Azhar did nothing but should call for prayer.

6. Intercession in the Holy Qur’an 1-2

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6. Intercession in the Holy Qur’an 1-2
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July 30, 1999
Author: 
Ahmad ‘Abd al-Rahman
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The writer says that the issue of intercession was settled by scholars a long time ago. He also stresses that this intercession is for Muslim believers only.

8. The secrets of the conspiracy against the Sunna

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8. The secrets of the conspiracy against the Sunna
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July 25, 1999
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Muhammad al-Tahhawi
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Dr. Ahmed Mahmoud Karima related the secrets of the conspiracy against the Sunna. He attacked the secularists who are trying to deny the Sunna and rely on the Holy Qur’an only under the guise of uncertainty of the Sunna because it is only conversations between the prophets or between the prophets and the great prophet Mohammed.

8. Al-Azhar refuses to apostacize Shahin... it is sufficient for them to argue with him

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8. Al-Azhar refuses to apostacize Shahin... it is sufficient for them to argue with him
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July 19, 1999
Author: 
Mustafá Sulayman
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Concerning the case of Abd Al-Sabour Shahin [concerning his book: ’My father Adam’], the report of the Research Institute confirmed that the book is an example of Al-Ta’wil (interpretation and explanation) for some of the verses and the Hadiths. It is true that the author used his imagination to reach some conclusions, but that is not wrong. The author did not deny the Islamic beliefs, nor does he contradict the Holy Qur’an and the Sunna.

5. Who will benefit from raising the cases of "intercession" and "the denial of the Sunna"?

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5. Who will benefit from raising the cases of "intercession" and "the denial of the Sunna"?
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July 6, 1999
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Tariq ‘Abd Allah, Salah ‘Abd al-‘Ati and ‘Amr Abu al-Fadl
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The author of this article contends that the public discussion of Islamic issues in newspapers leads to confusion in the minds of the public, leads to splits in the Islamic world, and serves the enemies of Islam. When there is an issue raised such as the intercession or the denial of the Sunna, it is better for the scholars to agree upon one opinion and then announce it to the people in order to prevent them becoming confused.

4. Deadlock over reality of prophetic intercession

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4. Deadlock over reality of prophetic intercession
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July 3, 1999
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The controversy over the reality of Prophet Mohammed’s intercession on Doomsday has been dramatically aggravated after controversial thinker Dr. Moustafa Mahmoud repeatedly emphasized that there is no such a thing as intercession. His opinion stirred the emotions of Sheikhs and Muslim scholars who described his argument as nonsensical. Realizing the ferocity of the attack which his argument has stirred, Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud mitigated his tone by stressing that his opinion is based on his personal understanding of the Qur’an and that it is not binding on anybody.

2. The denial of intercession is nonsense and the rejection of the Sunna is considered ignorance in Islam

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2. The denial of intercession is nonsense and the rejection of the Sunna is considered ignorance in Islam
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July 2, 1999
Author: 
‘Adil Sa‘d
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Among the leading opponents to what Dr. Mustafa Mahmoud is saying about the non-existence of the intercession of the Prophet Muhammed and the rejection of the Sunna is Dr. Ahmed Omar Hashem, president of the prestigious Azhar University. In this interview with Al-Musawwar he tried to answer all the claims that had been raised against the Sunna and the intercession.

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