Sh Abu Safiyyah Mohammed Osman discusses the answers to the common questions and misconception levied against Islam by both popular detractors and by those who use Islam to commit atrocities. Questions such as: Does the Verse of the Sword abrogate all verses of Peace in the Qur’an? Does Islam justify the killing of innocent non-Muslims? What is the covenant of peace, and is it broken? Does Islam provide any principles in addressing ghuluww or extremism? Register to the course and find out the answers!
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Defining Ghuluww or Extremism
Causes of Ghuluww or Extremism
Categories of Ghuluww- From a Theological Perspective
The Verse(s) of ‘The Sword’ and a discussion of Naskh or abrogation in the Qur’an
Covenants of Security & Peace
”I Was Ordered to Fight the People…”
“And fight them wherever you find them…”
The Fatwa of Mardin
Principles in Addressing Ghuluww: Maqasid Principles/Usuli Principles/Legal Maxims (qawai’d fiqhiyyah)
Ghuluww in Takfir
Meanings and categories of Kufr
2 Key Principles in Takfir
Takfir due to ma’siyah or sins
Takfir of whoever rules by other than the Shari’ah- unrestrictedly
Takfir of the governed of those who rule by other than the Shari’ah- unrestrictedly
Takfir of the mu’ayyan or specific- without consideration of dhawabit shar’iyyah or Islamic Principles of Takfir
Takfir of the one who ‘doesn’t make takfir of the non-muslims’
Skill levelAll levels
Islam and Extermism Part I (click the first lesson to begin the course) 7
Sh Mohammed Osman is an Islamic theologian, lecturer and teacher of Islamic studies who has taught in many international contexts in the West and the Middle-East. He graduated from Madinah Islamic University (KSA) with a BA Hons in Hadith & Islamic Sciences. The Shaykh has numerous Ijazat in various disciplines, such as Hanbali Jurisprudence and many books of Hadith. His prominent list of teachers includes Shaykh Dr Abdullah Al-Ghunayman, Sh AbdulMuhsin al-‘Abbad, Shaykh Dr Khalid Afeefi and many others. He is currently pursuing an MA in Usul al-Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence) from the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He has lead and directed multiple successful Islamic organisations in the UK and in multiple disciplines.