When Sectarian & Takfiri Sunni Leaders Condemn Sectarianism & Takfir

Shaikh Yasir Qadhi is an American Sunni Muslim scholar and Dean of Academic Affairs at the Al-Maghrib Institute. In a very passionate Facebook Post, Mr. Qadhi recently lamented the rise of sectarianism and the practice of Takfir (anathematization, or refusing to identify sect of Islam as Muslim) amongst Muslims. He said: “Sadly, sectarianism is still well and alive in the Ummah. Recently, a…

Exchange with Irish Cleric Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri

I recently interacted with one of the biggest Sunni clerics in Ireland, Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri. This is how everything started. The Shaykh was preaching the importance of unity amongst the Muslims. I agreed with him and mentioned that as an Ahmadi Muslim, I would love to see Sunni and Shia Muslim clerics end the age-old…

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, Zaytuna College & Takfir of Ahmadi Muslims

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf is a celebrated Islamic scholar in the United States. I have read some of his work and admire his knowledge on some Islamic issues. However, he has also disappointed me much on some other major issues. In the last few years, for instance, he has spoken and written against the persecuted Ahmadi Muslims, clarifying…

Does the Quran Say Sperm is Produced in the Chest?

A few weeks ago, my friend Ali A Rizvi claimed that the Quran endorses apostasy laws. I asked him  to prove his point by quoting the Quran. He hasn’t presented any verse to support his claim thus far. As I state in this blog, even Sam Harris admits that the Quran does not endorse such laws. Ali’s first excuse…

Challenging Anti-theist Ali Rizvi to a Debate on Blasphemy Laws

Last Summer, a statement by new atheist blogger Ali Rizvi caught my eye. He made the outrageous claim that the Koran endorses apostasy laws. I challenged him to a debate, which he initially accepted but shied away from for over a month, giving one excuse after another. Finally, we did have the debate and it…

Musaylimah was killed for his ‘Talibani’ activities, NOT his Claims!

Extremist clerics and their ignorant followers – and Islamophobes alike – allege that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the early caliphs of Islam killed people for mere difference in belief. Such clerics have long taught the masses in Pakistan that Islam ordered Muslims to take up the sword against anyone who claimed to be a prophet or decided to…

The Immaculate Character Of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (as)

The first maxim through which the truth of a divine reformer is generally evaluated concerns the claimant’s personal purity and piety. The Holy Quran itself has established this criterion. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was directed by God to refer the disbelievers to the period of his life that had already passed as evidence of his truthfulness. “I dwelt…