An unpopular view, but it is there in the Jewish Bible, the New Testament, the Qur’an and the hadith. There are a number of caveats but fundamentality that’s the way it should be wa-Allahu A’alam.
Unpopular opinion: this hadith is not just speaking about patriarchy, but hierarchy too. ‘Islamic feminism’ and egalitarianism are un-Islamic
Our Prophet ﷺ said: ‘Indeed, each of you is a shepherd, and each of you is responsible for their flock. The ruler is a shepherd over the people, and is responsible for his subjects. A man is a shepherd over… Read More ›
“Richness is not having a great deal of wealth and possessions, rather true richness is the richness of the soul.” (Bukhāri, 6446)
Jonathan Brown is an American scholar of Islamic studies. He is a professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He holds the Chair of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University. He is a Muslim convert. This post is from his… Read More ›
May Allah guide us all. Amen.
In the superb biography of the Prophet Muhammad by Martin Lings Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources there is a wonderful paragraph about Muhammad’s counsel to his companions, ‘It was his wont to warn them continually that the privilege of living… Read More ›