Sedih itu ketika orang yang membesarkan kita menuduh para asatidzah sunnah menggunakan dalil untuk kepentingan dunia. Hatinya keras menerima kebenaran, lebih memperturutkan hawa nafsu dan ego. 73 more words
Concepts. What is Sunnah?
Among all Muslims worldwide these concepts are agreed upon. Although we all agree on the Qur’an and these basics, building past the very basic foundations of “Sunnah” (which also overlap historical events) is where the Sunni and Shi’a divide begins to take shape. 532 more words
Secondary (or supplemental) books. What are hadith?
Similar to Judaism which has a core book (the Torah) and secondary oral traditions (the Talmud), Islam has a core book (Qur’an) and a recorded “oral tradition” that we call “ah-Hadith.” The Talmud and Hadith have been both recorded in many hundreds of volumes and both serve to supplement understanding of their respective core books (Torah and Qur’an) and build upon the foundation of religious practice. 616 more words
"Are those who know equal to those who do not know?": The Democratized Utopia of Scriptural Understanding
“Are those who know equal to those who do not know?” (Q 39:9)
Being a graduate student of the study of Religion, every day is an eye-opener for me – a stark reality check – about how much there is to learn and how negligible a proportion of it I have managed to know so far. 910 more words