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Videos for New Muslims

How to make wudu' (ablution). Without this state of ritual purity, you cannot pray:

The athan (pronounced like the "a" in the word at + the word than; it is Arabic for the "call to prayer"):

Saudi Arabia, Home of the Ignorant

Claiming a sighting of the first crescent when it hasn't even been born yet? Give me a break! What a horrible track record!

I updated my article, Global Moonsighting, a Modern Bid‘ah to include this fatwa:

"Therefore, the answer to the question is clear. It is obligatory for you to follow the sighting of the new moon in the place where you are."
Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen

Where the Wahabis/Salafis & Evangelical Christians Become One

"One thing is clear concerning the Sufi movement, they are lost . . . . Let us not forget that Muslims everywhere need God!" (From a blog entry on Sufism)

Who wrote these words? A Christian or a Salafi/Wahabi Muslim?

What do these two groups (Fundamentalist Christians & Salafi/Wahabi Muslims) have in common?

  • Self-righteousness; they can never be wrong about anything
  • Persistence to the point of being rude and argumentative in nature

Good Umar Lee Post

Email From a Detractor in the City of Brotherly Love and Muslim Madness has some juicy tidbits:

I guess those brothers are on “the Haqq” and their minhaj is right; but God forbid they had a CD of Imam Zaid Shakir in their car or a voter registration card on the way to do their dirt and they would be off it, right?

Umar lists various quotes from the email written by the misguided salafi who prompted the post:

The Poverty of Fanaticism

"The neo-Kharijite nature of Wahhabism makes it intolerant of all other forms of Islamic expression. However, because it has no coherent fiqh of its own - it rejects the orthodox madhhabs - and has only the most basic and primitively anthropomorphic aqida, it has a fluid, amoebalike tendency to produce divisions and subdivisions among those who profess it. No longer are the Islamic groups essentially united by a consistent madhhab and the Ash'ari [or Maturidi] aqida.

"Salafis are people of innovation"

"One should not listen to Salafis’ arguments, let alone respond: they are a passing annoyance in the history of Islam."

Source: SunniPath Q&A

Reuters: “Are you nuts?” A woman converts to Islam

This morning (Thursday, 26 April 2007) REUTERS published a story that some of my former students should read. It’s about blonde haired, blue eyed Rebecca from the Netherlands, now 31 years old, who converted to Islam some 13 years ago when she was only 18, and now goes by the name Rabi‘a.

“Are you nuts?” A woman converts to Islam

Hijri Months: Does Saudi Arabia follow the Sunnah, the Jews, or Microsoft?

Based on reports by qualified observers in the Arabian Peninsula and the overwhelming evidence that announcements correspond either to calculations and/or the Jewish calendar, it becomes readily apparent that something is seriously wrong!

See also:

Global Moonsighting, a Modern Bid‘ah