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Dar Al Faqih

The Zealots

Sheikh Ali Jum'ah

Paperback

9789948226642

 

An in-depth study into how traditional texts have been manipulated to serve an extremist ideology

 

Contents:

 

1. Ascribing a physical location to God

 

2. Attempting to discredit the Ash'arites

 

3. Rejecting the need to follow one of the recognised schools of jurisprudence

 

4. Issuing religious edicts without being qualified to do so

 

5. Considering Muslims' actions to be reprehensible innovations (Bid'a)

 

6. Prohibiting tawassul through the Prophet

 

7. Prohibiting prayer in mosques that contain graves

 

8. The belief that seeking blessing from the relics of the Prophet and the Pious is polytheism

 

9. Prohibiting the celebration of the Prophet's birth

 

10. Prohibiting travelling to visit the Prophet or the graves of the prophets and the pious

 

11. Using the name of the Prophet in the form of an oath

 

12. Claiming that the Prophet's parents are destined for hellfire

 

13. Denying that the dead have any awareness of those who visit them

 

14. The prohibition of the remembrance of God in abundance and the forbiddance of litanies

 

15. Forbidding the use of prayer beads

 

16. Overemphasis on outward appearance

 

17. Conflating preaching with knowledge