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Rashīd al-Hanafī

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    Māturīdī/Mu`tazilī Islam
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  1. As a non-Shī`ī, my stance on Imāmah will obviously be that it cannot be from the usūl id-dīn. The only things in remote relation to it than CAN be firmly established are the Wilāyah of Imām `Alī `alayhi salām (via tawātur) and the purity of the Lady Fātimah and Imāms `Alī, Hasan, and Husayn `alayhim salām from filthy inclination and action (via Qur'ān). Anything else is speculation and contrivance, so Sunnīs and Zaydīs shouldn't be held to account for Ja`farī eisegesis. The position that any and all religious leadership must necessarily be infallible simply does not follow logically
  2. With all due respect brother, that's simply not the case. What you're describing is a situation the Wahhabis find themselves in; and they have been disowned by the Sunnis. Tawassul is well-known as being allowed and encouraged. But the rest of what you said is completely right. They don't know who Allāh ﷻ is, so they don't know what `ibādah is. Because of that, they don't know what shirk is. So everything is shirk to them. Sunnis have been saying this since the Osmanlis bloodied the Wahhabis in Arabia.
  3. Wahhabi Defense? Ignore them. They're a segment on the Fox News of the "Sunni" world.
  4. I think this has more to do with making one's salawāt `adā instead of qadā. Wa Allāhu ﷻ a`lam.
  5. I'm not Shī`ī... kind of. But I'm a convert as well and had to go on a similar journey of finding out which madhhab I should follow and which scholars to take from. I'd say take your time to learn about the fundamental principles of your madhhab so you can get a feel for who's applying them most properly to your time and place; with that said - if possible - you should be on the lookout for a scholar who lives in your own country or a country more like your own. Them's my two cents. Best of luck!
  6. I don't have a stance myself on this either way at the moment, but that statement isn't valid, at least as far as I understand the burden of proof. How could anyone produce a witness to something NOT occurring ("yes, I saw that thing never happen on Tuesday")? That's just not feasible.
  7. Prophets are recipients of revelation, and Messengers are a sub-category of Prophet. But why did you mention Imāms? I'm not Shī`ī, you know, and Imāms have nothing to do with this topic anyway. But let's stay on the point of your original question: yes, the Ummah of Muhammad ﷺ is the last religious community centered around genuine, divine Revelation (the Qur'ān).
  8. I haven't kept up with it at all... last movie I saw was where Goku goes Super Saiyan god! And that was just recently lol. I was proper into it when I was younger. Before I got into Gundam.
  9. God having been created sets up an infinite regress of causes. His uncreatedness is therefore logically necessary. Hence His ﷻ title among our theologians - واجب الوجود.
  10. You don't know the difference between نبي and رسول, and you don't know what وحي means, yet you think you've made valid points for me to engage. Curious. So from whence does the نبي get his (and her, according the Ashā`irah) نبأ? Do they make it up themselves, or is it revealed (يوحى) from Allāh ﷻ? And as for the رسول, who is it that sends - again via وحي - him his رسالة? Please. This fallacious differentiation you're seeking is non-existent; the way you define revelation is simply not valid. And all of this, I imagine, was meant to affect a digression from my original point, i.e. you
  11. I don't know why you're transliterating نبي with an h, or how you've conflated وحي with رسالة, but this response reveals a real lack of homework on your part. And you've side-stepped yet further afield of my original points.
  12. You haven't actually addressed my point; instead you've sidestepped it. Muhammad ﷺ was the final prophet (recipient of revelation) of Allāh ﷻ, so the Qur'ān is the final revelation from Allāh ﷻ. The explicit, unequivocal āyah that states as much thereby precludes considering وسط in 2:143 having anything to do with sequential centrality. So any claimants to prophethood thereafter have been either mendacious or deluded, and their scriptures have been fabrication - on the Qur'ān's (i.e. Allāh's) authority.
  13. واسط also means "moderate," "best," "leading," et cetera. Translating it as "midmost" and associating that with temporality - as you seem to be - looks to me like ad hoc justification of a presupposed narrative.
  14. Yes, that was my point. The blind hatred of the nasibi munafiqs burns up everything, even their own selves.
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