Yasir Qadhi – Towards Formulating a Vision for Muslims in America in Light of the Seerah

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From ICNA 2007


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10 Responses to “ Yasir Qadhi – Towards Formulating a Vision for Muslims in America in Light of the Seerah ”

  1. Abdul Samay says:

    This is the best strategy to live and spread the message of Islam… Yasir Qadhi is the most knowledgeable, honourable and respected scholar we have today. May Allah bless him and protect him…He is the true face of Islam…

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  3. Samira says:

    Asalaamalaykum.

    Sorry you don’t seem to mind living amongst those who slander our God everyday, where our children are spat at and taught social issues where homosexuality and that we crawled out of the sea are right. This is only the tip of the iceberg soon enough what happened in Uganda where people lost all their money and were turfed out, the gloves are off, hatred is growing and this is what the Quran has told us. They will never love us , but if you wish to walk around with blinkers on then that’s up to you, you will be asked what you did for your family I know what I am doing with mine.

  4. Qiana Kuchem says:

    very good, thank youu

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  8. Ali says:

    Comparing Muslims in America to the Sahabah who emigrated to Abyssinia is wrong. The Muslims who fled to Abyssinia were leaving a land of kufr where they were being persecuted and going to a land of kufr where they would be safe; they were not leaving the lands of Islam for the land of kufr in order to live a more comfortable life, like Muslims are today.

    Also, the reason that the Sahaba stayed in Abyssinia for ten years is that it was not safe for them to travel until after the treaty of Hudaybiah. If they had left the protection of Najashi before then, they would have been fair game for Quraish. They did not stay in Abyssinia out of their own will; certainly none of them would have intentionally chosen to be away from the Prophet (SAWS) and not fight at his side.

    The hadeeth Qadhi mentions (the story of Fudaik)was declared weak by al-Albani; see Adh-Dha’eefah #6300. Qadhi does not mention Ayahs 4:97-100 or the authentic hadeeth, “Hijrah will not cease until tawbah ceases, and tawbah will not cease until the sun rises from the west,” or any of the other authentic hadeeth on the subject.

    His claim that the majority of scholars allow a Muslim to reside in a kafir land is just a fabrication; all of the four mathaahib clearly state the opposite.

    Yasir’s quote of al-Mardawi is wrong as well; in his book al-Hawi, al-Mardawi was referring to Muslims who are able to secede from the kafir country and establish their own independent state; al-Mardawi says it is obligatory for those Muslims to stay there because they have made it into a Muslim country and if they left, they would be handing it back over to the kuffar.

    It looks like brother Yasir did not even look up what al-Mardawi actually said; he copied from a book by Siddiq al-Ghumari, who misquoted al-Mardawi in the first place.

  9. Abu Abdillah says:

    Subhaanallah. I never thought I would call Yasir out for being simply dishonest! It is sad. He is misplacing the issue(s). Due to his confidence and forcefulness and the weakness of those who sit enraptured by him, his assertions go unchallenged and accepted as truthful or factual.

    The questions he raised indeed need to be asked but he is the one jumping to the conclusion that wanting to call people to the deen and establishing Islam in America (or wherever Muslims live) is wrong and equates doing so or having that desire with calling to the DESTRUCTION of their societies! This is mis-stating the issue to say the least.

    Where in the world does he find that the majority of the scholars say Muslims must stay in non-Muslim lands?! He took Al-Mawardi’s statement totally out of context! It is ALWAYS up to people to accept the deen or not. We already understand it as a principal in Islam that one cannot be coerced into faith.

    We will never have those future generations of Muslims in America if we take the attitude he is advocating. We will dissolve and be unrecognizable in a generation or two instead. He speaks of realism yet what is unrealistic is that he wants to have it both ways. Namely, where you can call to the truth and for reform in people’s beliefs and practices without there being resistance and opposition and struggle at some juncture or that Islam can thrive and expand without doing that very thing and challenging the disbelief, corruption and immorality of societies it is within.

    Yasir wants to live comfortably in that big house in Texas and without conflict like perhaps most Muslims in the West do. That is actually somewhat understandable. But to retain that comfort he is willing to renounce and distance himself from basic principles and cover it in a guise of scholarship and intellectualism.

    It seems Yasir is enjoying being crowned the leading ultra-orthodox, modern day scholar of America as well as the stature of graduating from Yale. However, the REALITY is that the Prophet he claims to love so much, sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, and those who followed him radhiallahu ‘anhum – and by the way whom Yasir has lied upon by trying to equate their going to a place temporarily as a matter of survival with that of American Muslims who seek America as the end and not the means to an end – did not sit passively by as evil and wrongdoing grew around them. Rather they bravely and fearlessly confronted it and NOT merely for the sake of being in power as Yasir implies, but to establish power from which humanity would find refuge and be freed from the tyranny of false religion. They paid a heavy price for that but in the end Islam continued and went on to thrive directly due to their sacrifices.

    Yasir is playing right into the hands of those who hold the view that to follow Islam strictly means to be extreme and in his desire to combat that extremism or separate himself and other American Muslims from terrorist elements, he gives credence to those who equate Islam with Al-Qaedah and other ‘personas non-grata’. So now he is going out of his way to advocate live and let live, and demonstrating that by playing nice with the worst elements of hypocritical and deviated Muslims among others. He may want to make up for his own past mis-steps and mis-statements, but he is mistaking his own misunderstanding as being representative of the deen both then and now. That is his own intellectual arrogance coming to the fore. There were those who attacked him in the past and many of us thought unfairly so at that time. However now, perhaps the truth of some of those criticisms has come to light. Allahul-Musta’aan!

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