Shaikh Dr Haitham al-Haddad talks about the Islamic legitimacy of the leadership of Turkey’s President Erdogan, the problem with military coups, a brief recent history of Turkey, and why he believes that Erdogan is a mujaddid (Islamic reviver) of today.
We are living in a world that is under progress at every single moment. New inventions are coming into existence all the time and technology is advancing so fast that it is becoming difficult to keep track of ”what’s the new thing”. At the same time we are being taught to think differently and our morals and values are changing. Many things that were considered an evil a few decades ago are now being promoted as something beautiful. Many things that were considered great, are now being called out-dated and backwards. This brings us to the topic of religion. It seems like most religions are changing their values of right and wrong and adapting what the modern society promotes as good and evil. On the contrary we have Islam and Muslims who are holding on to their values compared to other religions. Due to this we are having a sort of clash of values and Muslims are being portrayed as a backward nation.
What can the society expect from Muslims? Is it their right to change Islam? Or do they have to accept Muslims for what they believe? But why can’t Islam change? Is it not true that Muslims are using technology and other aspects of the modern society? So who draws the line for what Muslims can modernize and what cannot be changed in Islam? And who is to decide what is right and wrong? These important questions and many more will be explored in this lecture by Dr. Haitham al-Haddad.
Many young Muslims go trough a phase in life where they are partying, drinking alcohol, having haram sexual relations, and doing other all kinds of haram things. After some time Allah gives them a taste of iman and they want to return back to Allah. But is it that simple? Can you spend your whole life in haram and think that its going to be ok? Do you think these evil deeds you are doing will not haunt you? Do you really think it is a matter of choice whether to practice Islam or not to practice? Is it so that some people just chose to practice and you chose differently, and you can just change that whenever you feel like it? Well lets find out! Join Shaykh Dr. Haitham al-Haddad in this very important lecture: Islam: To Practice or Not to Practice?
A talk delivered by Shaykh Haytham al-Haddad discussing the importance of having high aspirations coupled with knowledge.
Be quick in the race for forgiveness from your Lord, and for a Garden whose width is that (of the whole) of the heavens and of the earth, prepared for the righteous [al-Qur’an 3:133]
Warning to the Students of Knowledge against Takfeer
Sheikh Haitham warns against the growing trend among students of knowledge to pronounce takfeer (disbelief) on Muslims without an adequate knowledge of the principles of the shariah, and without an adequate appreciation of difference of opinion.
– Growing trend among students of knowledge to pronounce takfeer (disbelief) on Muslims based on their own assumptions.
– Lack of appreciation of other people’s opinions when they differ from our own.
– Example of a person praying after wiping over the socks while others believe this to be invalid.
– When differences of opinion occur choosing the scenario which offers the best conclusion for all involved.
– Difference of opinion not being considered when the opinion is shaadh (very rare or odd opinion).
– History of the Takfeer movement in Egypt.
Characteristics of the Takfeer movement in Saudi Arabia.
– Example of a Hanafi praying behind a Hanbali Imam who did not renew his wudhu after eating camel meat.
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Haitham al-Haddad - All Episodes
- – Salafism or Islam?
- – Why Marriages Fail? Part 4
- – An Evening With The Quran
- – Being Proactive And Setting A Vision
- – Dealing With Ikthilaf Among Scholars
- – Differences In Opinions
- – Disunity
- – Don’t Belittle Yourself
- – How To Become A Better Worshiper
- – How to Live the Quran?
- – Is taking student loans haram for Muslims in the West?
- – Islam And Modernism
- – Live for The Hereafter
- – Lofty Aspirations
- – Marriage and Divorce – What Everyone Needs To Know
- – Muslims In The Service Of The Community
- – Shia or Sunnah?
- – Start Practicing Islam Before It’s Too Late
- – Taqwa (God Consciousness)
- – The Quran In Our Lives
- – The Role Of Muslim Women In The West
- – Think With Your Head
- – Warning To The Students
- – Why Marriages Fail? Part 1
- – Why Marriages Fail? Part 2
- – Why Marriages Fail? Part 3
- – Why Marriages Fail? Part 5
- – Why Marriages Fail? Part 6
- – Why Marriages Fail? Part 7
- – Why Muslims Support Erdogan
Haitham al-Haddad - Biography
Sh. Dr. Haitham al-Haddad is a jurist and serves as a judge for the Islamic Sharia Council (UK & Eire). He has studied the Islamic sciences for over 20 years under the tutelage of renowned scholars such as the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia as well as the retired Head of the Kingdom’s Higher Judiciary Council. He specialises in many of the Islamic sciences and submitted his doctoral thesis on Islamic jurisprudence concerning Muslim minorities. Shaikh Haitham is highly respected having specialised knowledge in the field of fiqh, usul al-fiqh, maqasid al-shari’ah, ulum al-Qur’an, tafsir, aqidah, and fiqh al-hadith. He provides complex theories which address the role of Islamic jurisprudence within a western environment whilst also critically re-analysing the approach of Islamic jurists in forming legal rulings (ifta’) within a western socio-political context. He has many well known students most of whom are active in dawah and teaching in the West. The shaikh is an Islamic jurist (faqih) and as such is qualified to deliver verdicts as a judge under Islamic law, a role he undertakes at the Islamic Sharia Council as Islamic judge and treasurer. Dr Haitham al-Haddad also sits on various the boards of advisors for Islamic organisations, mainly in the United Kingdom but also around the world.