The Question of Hadith & Politics


A concern that regularly surfaces amidst discussions on the reliability of early Islamic primary sources is whether the authorship of those sources was under direct influence of governments and political authorities of the time. Such appeals put the integrity of those sources into question: how can we rely on sources that were prone to influence by a multitude of external factors that may have compromised the integrity and sanctity of their contents?

What is Islamic Discourse Initiative?


What is Islamic Discourse Initiative(IDI)? Right now, the best way to describe IDI would be, it is a work in progress. It is nowhere close to what I envision it to be, but it is getting there. Slower than I would like, but it is getting there. IDI will be an Institute for Independent Researchers […]

The Authentic Signs of the Hour

A compilation of the authentic narrations of our Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) regarding the Islamic Eschatology or the End-times. Eschatology is a fascinating topic for many. However even among Muslims there is a habit of spreading exaggerated or even fabricated reports for the sake of sensationalism and sometimes personal agendas. This report Insha Allah will give […]

Assessing Nigeria 2019

Assessing Nigeria 2019 is an analysis made by Umar Abu Ammar Ahmad that looks in depth into the developing sociopolitical trends in Nigeria. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is located in West Africa. Nigeria is often referred to as the “Giant of Africa” due to its large population and economy. Download to read the in-depth analysis. […]

Theology, Orthodoxy and the Question of Hadith

Sentiments like, “All hadith were forged to spread and promote orthodox beliefs” gain traction and are accepted by some without critique. Upon closer examination, this sentiment doesn’t seem as coherent as its proponents would like to portray. In this article, I will explain the three principles that can be used to critically analyze such statements […]

The wisdom behind the Ijtihad of Sheikh Taqiuddin Al-Nabhani

The following article is an attempt to provide an insight into the reasoning behind the Ijtihad of Sheikh Taqiuddin Al-Nabhani. The abolition of the Caliphate had thrown the Muslim world into a state of confusion as sponsored despots consolidated their hold in the lands carved by the Western Powers. [1] Many thinkers and scholars since […]

Post-Colonial Paradigms in Muslim Communities: Part 1

The following article is a part of the series in which we will attempt to deconstruct the Radical/Moderate Paradigm within the Muslim communities and the overarching politics at play. Introduction Over the last century Muslims have been intermittent state of diaspora. In a rapidly changing world where all territories are controlled by nation state governments, […]

Musa (AS), Madkhalis and Socio-Political Reform

“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain with a smiling cheek, A goodly apple rotten at the heart. O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!” The first time I heard this Shakespearean quote was from my professor for comparative religions class, and it immediately […]