Shaykh Imran Hosein & some strange views!

2nd August 2013

Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,


In the past people had asked my opinion about Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) and in my limited research although I found some strange views there was nothing of significance to raise alarm bells and to warn people against listening to him.

I retract my words and make Taubah from all earlier words (in speech and writings) where I defended him and gave him benefit of the doubt on his ambiguous interpretation of the Qur’aan & Sunnah.

I was impressed by some of his analysis however, recently some brothers on the Deobandi (Urdu) forum called Haqqforum posted some videos which made me sit up and notice some of the views which he is propagating which are blatantly Pro-Iranian & Pro-Syrian regime amongst other things.

Hadeeth Denial 1:

Rejects Hadeeth of Saheeh Bukhari and recommends to confine it to "Garbage Bin"

Hadeeth in Question:

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ ـ رضى الله عنها ـ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم تَزَوَّجَهَا وَهْىَ بِنْتُ سِتِّ سِنِينَ، وَأُدْخِلَتْ عَلَيْهِ وَهْىَ بِنْتُ تِسْعٍ، وَمَكَثَتْ عِنْدَهُ تِسْعًا‏.‏

Narrated `Aisha (RA) that the Prophet (ﷺ) married her when she was six years old and he consummated his marriage when she was nine years old, and then she remained with him for nine years (i.e., till his death). [Bukhari]


Our noble and respected Shaykh (HA) states that accepting this Hadeeth would imply that it is Sunnah to marry a 6 year old girl and anyone who believes in this Hadeeth to be authentic MUST PROVE it by marrying a 6 year old.

Video and Proof?

Mysterious Transformation of Muslim World in Past 100 Years

  1. 59:00: Discussion starts
  2. 1:00:29: Declares Hadeeth of Saheeh Bukhari as Fabricated
  3. 1:00:57: Challenges for anyone to marry a 6 year old OR have the integrity to say that I am prepared to marry a 6 years old.
  4. 1:01:43: Declares that this Hadeeth should be thrown into a "Garbage Bin"


We can produce many examples of actions of our beloved Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) which are exclusive to him and not the Ummah but considering the intellectual capacity of the followers of our noble Shaykh (HA) we suffice in saying:

Marrying a woman 15 years older (i.e. Sayyida Khadeeja (RA)) is not as politically explosive (in fact meritorious) so how many of you have married someone 15 years older than yourselves? If you haven’t then at least have the audacity to admit that you are REJECTING A SUNNAH!

For those who are interested in Academia then know that in 1400 year history of Islam NOBODY has declared marrying a woman (of a specific age) to be Sunnah at all so it’s a bogus argument! The issue of the age of Sayyida Aisha (RA) and acceptance of narration of Saheeh Bukhari neither obligates nor even raises the issue of marrying a six year old to the level of even “praiseworthy”.

Also we present the following Hadeeth of our beloved Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) and leave the matter to the noble Shaykh (HA) and his students since its a personal matter and we don't probe! But we leave them with this Hadeeth and their practise (regarding it) for the day of Judgement.

دَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الأَعْلَى بْنُ حَمَّادٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ زُرَيْعٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدٌ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، أَنَّ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ، حَدَّثَهُمْ أَنَّ نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ يَطُوفُ عَلَى نِسَائِهِ فِي اللَّيْلَةِ الْوَاحِدَةِ، وَلَهُ يَوْمَئِذٍ تِسْعُ نِسْوَةٍ‏.

Sayyidina Anas bin Malik narrated that Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) used to visit all his wives in one night and he had nine wives at that time. [Bukahri]

Hadeeth/Consensus (of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaah) Denial:

In the following youtube video

  1. Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) denies Rajam (stoning)
  2. Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA)also denies that the verses of the Qur'aan can be abrogated

Obtained from the research of Br Ansari (SF)


On the issue of Raj’m (stoning) here is a detailed article and below is a single clear cut Hadeeth:

وَحَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى التَّمِيمِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، عَنْ مَنْصُورٍ، عَنِ الْحَسَنِ، عَنْ حِطَّانَ، بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الرَّقَاشِيِّ عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ خُذُوا عَنِّي خُذُوا عَنِّي قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لَهُنَّ سَبِيلاً الْبِكْرُ بِالْبِكْرِ جَلْدُ مِائَةٍ وَنَفْىُ سَنَةٍ وَالثَّيِّبُ بِالثَّيِّبِ جَلْدُ مِائَةٍ وَالرَّجْمُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏


Sayyidina 'Ubada b. as-Samit (RA) reported: Allah's Messenger Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) as saying: Receive (teaching) from me, receive (teaching) from me. Allah has ordained a way for those (women). When an unmarried male commits adultery with an unmarried female (they should receive) one hundred lashes and banishment for one year. And in case of married male committing adultery with a married female, they shall receive one hundred lashes and be stoned to death. [Muslim]

On the issue of abrogation in the Qur'aan here is a detailed article and below is a single clear cut verse:

[2:106] Whenever We abrogate a verse or cause it to be forgotten, We bring one better than it or one equal to it. Do you not know that Allah is powerful over everything?

Calling a blasphemer like Khomeini an “Imam” & invoking Allah (SWT)’s Mercy upon him:

In the following video Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) makes several bold claims:

  1. Declaring Khomeini an “Imam”
  2. Declaring the Iranian revolution as an “Islamic revolution”
  3. Declares the rest of (Sunni) Muslims as protestant Muslims


Read for yourself what this “Imam” Khomeini wrote for yourself and decide:

Accusing Nabi (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) of being scared and dishonesty:

“From these evidences and large number of ahadith, we come to know that the Prophet (s) feared the people regarding the preaching of Imamate (of Ali). And if someone reads the books of history and reports, he will understand that the Prophet’s (fear) had a valid reason. But God had ordered him to convey it and He had promised his safety and he (i.e the Prophet) had conveyed it too and he struggled for it till his end, but the opposition party didn’t let him accomplish his job.” Kashaful Asrar, p. 130-131

Accusing Sayyidina Abu-Bakr (RA) of opposing the Qur'aan:

Than Khomeini titles a chapter “Abu Bakr’s opposition to Quran” and under this heading, Khomeini says: “If you hold that in case the Caliphate and Imamate of Hazrat Ali had been mentioned, in so many words, in the Quran, Shaykhain (i.e Abu Bakr and Umar) could not go against it, and if they tried to do so, the general body of Muslims would not have tolerated it (then it would be pure wishful thinking). We will give a few examples, here, of how they acted and gave decisions in open violation of the dictates of the Quran and the Muslims accepted them and not a voice of protest was raised.” [Kashaful Asrar, p. 114-115]

Accusing Sayyidina Umar (RA) of opposing the Qur'aan and then calls his a heretic!

Than Khomeini titles the next chapter “Umar’s opposition to Quran” and He says ” Here we will mention Umar’s opposition to Quran and will show that opposition to Quran was not a huge thing for him. And if the word “Imam” had been clearly mentioned in the Quran, he would still have opposed it.” [Kashaful Asrar, p. 117]

And here:

Than after he mentions Hadith-e-Qirtas (Tradition of the Paper), and after referring to the traditional Shi’ite interpretation of the remark made by Hazrat Omar on that occasion, he says: “this absurd remark showed the kufr (i.e disbelief) and heterodoxy of the person who is opposed to so many verses of the Quran”. [Kashaful Asrar, p. 119]

Accusing all the Sahabah (RA) of being co-conspirators and plotters:


“Suppose the name of the Imam i.e., Hazrat Ali had been mentioned in the Quran to succeed the Prophet (peace be upon him), how did it follow that there would have been no dispute in the Ummat over Imamate and Caliphate ? Those who had associated themselves closely with the Prophet’s faith, i.e., Islam for years and remained attached to it out of greed for power and yet had been conspiring and sowing discord and factionalism to play their game, would they have bowed before the pronouncement of the Quran and abandoned their plan and objective. Would they not have gone to any length of fraud and subterfuge to attain their aim? Probably, in that event, a dispute of such a dimension would have arisen in the Ummat that the very foundations of Islam would have been destroyed for it was very likely that those who had accepted Islam solely for the sake of coming into power would have openly resiled from it when they saw that they could not gain their end by remaining associated with it, and confronted it as enemies.” [Kashaful Asrar, p. 113-114]


Khomeini then sums up after putting forth the allegations on the three Caliphs and other Sahaba in the following words: “The result of our discussion in this regard : We come to know from the examples we have presented that oppostion to the Quran openly amongst the Muslims or secretly was not an extraordinary thing for Shaykhain (Abu Bakr and Umar). The condition of the Muslims at that time was such that they were either included in their party for acquiring government, and if they weren’t in their party , still they couldn’t dare to say a single word against those who had oppressed Prophet and his daughter.” Kashaful Asrar, p. 119

Mocking Jihad against Shia Bashar Al-Asaad:


In this video Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA) declares the Jihad in Syria HARAM & MOCKS it!

Nobody in their right mind will consider the Saudi regime Islamic or Shariah compliant but to dismiss the Saudees and defend the Syrian regime and declare Jihad against it “Yankee Jihad” is plain FOOLISH!


Please understand that this was a talk in 2013 BEFORE ISIS! Sunni men, women and children were being slaughtered and many amongst our Brothers and Sisters responded to aid them.

Simply look at Shaykh (HA)’s track record of praising and working with Shia and his evidence is a Tunisian Sister!

What if we were to give evidence that a Tunisian Sister told us that Shaykh (HA) gets paid by the Whitehouse on youtube? Would his students accept our testimony?

Lastly, we present the opinion of Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi (HA) who is a Syrian Sunni, Sufi Scholar DIAMTERICALY OPPOSED to Shaykh Imran (HA) from 2013!


Christian Shaheeds:


I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the martyrs (shuhada) in that battle of 1452 were not those misguided Muslims who died while conquering Constantinople. Rather, the martyrs (Shuhada) were those brave Orthodox Christians who died while defending Constantinople.   


Addendum: Discussing ancillary issues

Our disagreement with Shaykh (HA) is not on certain issues! We say that in Islam there is ample room for disagreement e.g. Hanafees differ with Shaf’ae who differ with Malikees and Hanbalees and so on and so forth.

What we have listed (above) are categorical denial of tenants of Islam (i.e. Qur’aan and Hadeeth) mocking them and praising those who blaspheme against Sahaba (RA).

The political interpretation of the current affairs can be RIGHT at time and can be downright WRONG or even ABSURD at times. We leave these matters for the readers to decide.

Europeans Jews are Gog & Magog:

The  opinion of this writer, and Allah Knows best, is that the original Gog and Magog are definitely located somewhere within the ranks of such European Jews. Gog and Magog overturned Christian European civilization and transformed it into the present godless civilization. Gog and Magog established the Zionist movement and the State of Israel. [Page 14]

Argument 1:

Gog & Magog were around in the lifetime of (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) while European Jews were "almost" and practically non-existent!

حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرٌو النَّاقِدُ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ بْنُ عُيَيْنَةَ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ زَيْنَبَ، بِنْتِ أُمِّ سَلَمَةَ عَنْ أُمِّ حَبِيبَةَ، عَنْ زَيْنَبَ بِنْتِ جَحْشٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم اسْتَيْقَظَ مِنْ نَوْمِهِ وَهُوَ يَقُولُ ‏"‏ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَيْلٌ لِلْعَرَبِ مِنْ شَرٍّ قَدِ اقْتَرَبَ فُتِحَ الْيَوْمَ مِنْ رَدْمِ يَأْجُوجَ وَمَأْجُوجَ مِثْلُ هَذِهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَعَقَدَ سُفْيَانُ بِيَدِهِ عَشَرَةً ‏.‏ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ أَنَهْلِكُ وَفِينَا الصَّالِحُونَ قَالَ ‏"‏ نَعَمْ إِذَا كَثُرَ الْخَبَثُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Sayyida Zainab bint Jahsh (RA) reported that Allah's Apostle (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) got up from sleep saying: There is no being worthy of worship except Allah; there is a destruction in store for Arabia because of turmoil which is at hand, the barrier of Gog and Magog has opened so much. And Sufyan made a sign of ten with the help of his hand (in order to indicate the width of the gap) and I said: Allah's Messenger, would we be perished in spite of the fact that there would be good people amongst us? Thereupon he said: Of course, but only when the evil predominates. [Muslim]

Argument 2:

Allah (SWT) will make Gog & Magog EMERGE (notice the Arabic word) and they will be HUGE in numbers! Not true for European Jews (never has been).

وَيَبْعَثُ اللَّهُ يَأْجُوجَ وَمَأْجُوجَ وَهُمْ مِنْ كُلِّ حَدَبٍ يَنْسِلُونَ

And then Allah would send Gog and Magog and they would swarm down from every slope [Muslim]

Argument 3:

The Hadeeth clearly states the order i.e. Gog & Magog will EMERGE and THEN they will drink the water. The Saykh (HA) continuously reverses the order of this prediction i.e. water of Lake Tabarias is LOW therefore Dajjal etc will EMERGE.

فَيَمُرُّ أَوَائِلُهُمْ عَلَى بُحَيْرَةِ طَبَرِيَّةَ فَيَشْرَبُونَ مَا فِيهَا وَيَمُرُّ آخِرُهُمْ فَيَقُولُونَ لَقَدْ كَانَ بِهَذِهِ مَرَّةً مَاءٌ ‏

The first of them would pass the lake of Tiberias and drink out of it. And when the last of them would pass, he would say: There was once water there.

Argument 4:

Even Prophet Isa (AS) won’t be able to fight Gog & Magog (i.e. no humans could) has the Shaykh (RA) forgotten Hitler and Second World War?


وَيُحْصَرُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهُ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ حَتَّى يَكُونَ رَأْسُ الثَّوْرِ لأَحَدِهِمْ خَيْرًا مِنْ مِائَةِ دِينَارٍ لأَحَدِكُمُ الْيَوْمَ فَيَرْغَبُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ فَيُرْسِلُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهُمُ النَّغَفَ فِي رِقَابِهِمْ فَيُصْبِحُونَ فَرْسَى كَمَوْتِ نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ ثُمَّ يَهْبِطُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ إِلَى الأَرْضِ فَلاَ يَجِدُونَ فِي الأَرْضِ مَوْضِعَ شِبْرٍ إِلاَّ مَلأَهُ زَهَمُهُمْ وَنَتْنُهُمْ فَيَرْغَبُ نَبِيُّ اللَّهِ عِيسَى وَأَصْحَابُهُ إِلَى اللَّهِ فَيُرْسِلُ اللَّهُ طَيْرًا كَأَعْنَاقِ الْبُخْتِ فَتَحْمِلُهُمْ فَتَطْرَحُهُمْ حَيْثُ شَاءَ اللَّهُ ثُمَّ يُرْسِلُ اللَّهُ مَطَرًا لاَ يَكُنُّ مِنْهُ بَيْتُ مَدَرٍ وَلاَ وَبَرٍ فَيَغْسِلُ الأَرْضَ حَتَّى يَتْرُكَهَا كَالزَّلَفَةِ

Jesus and his companions would then be besieged here (at Tur, and they would be so much hard pressed) that the head of the ox would be dearer to them than one hundred dinars and Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would supplicate Allah, Who would send to them insects (which would attack their necks) and in the morning they would perish like one single person. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then come down to the earth and they would not find in the earth as much space as a single span which is not filled with their putrefaction and stench. Allah's Apostle, Jesus, and his companions would then again beseech Allah, Who would send birds whose necks would be like those of Bactrian camels and they would carry them and throw them where God would will. Then Allah would send rain which no house of clay or (the tent of) camels' hairs would keep out and it would wash away the earth until it could appear to be a mirror. [Muslim]

Wild Claims about Dajjal & Britain:

Actual & Complete Hadeeth:

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْوَارِثِ، وَحَجَّاجُ بْنُ الشَّاعِرِ، كِلاَهُمَا عَنْ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ، - وَاللَّفْظُ لِعَبْدِ الْوَارِثِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الصَّمَدِ - حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، عَنْ جَدِّي، عَنِ الْحُسَيْنِ، بْنِ ذَكْوَانَ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ بُرَيْدَةَ، حَدَّثَنِي عَامِرُ بْنُ شَرَاحِيلَ الشَّعْبِيُّ، شَعْبُ هَمْدَانَ أَنَّهُ سَأَلَ فَاطِمَةَ بِنْتَ قَيْسٍ أُخْتَ الضَّحَّاكِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ وَكَانَتْ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرَاتِ الأُوَلِ فَقَالَ حَدِّثِينِي حَدِيثًا سَمِعْتِيهِ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لاَ تُسْنِدِيهِ إِلَى أَحَدٍ غَيْرِهِ فَقَالَتْ لَئِنْ شِئْتَ لأَفْعَلَنَّ فَقَالَ لَهَا أَجَلْ حَدِّثِينِي ‏.‏ فَقَالَتْ نَكَحْتُ ابْنَ الْمُغِيرَةِ وَهُوَ مِنْ خِيَارِ شَبَابِ قُرَيْشٍ يَوْمَئِذٍ فَأُصِيبَ فِي أَوَّلِ الْجِهَادِ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَلَمَّا تَأَيَّمْتُ خَطَبَنِي عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ عَوْفٍ فِي نَفَرٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَخَطَبَنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى مَوْلاَهُ أُسَامَةَ بْنِ زَيْدٍ وَكُنْتُ قَدْ حُدِّثْتُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنْ أَحَبَّنِي فَلْيُحِبَّ أُسَامَةَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَلَمَّا كَلَّمَنِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قُلْتُ أَمْرِي بِيَدِكَ فَأَنْكِحْنِي مَنْ شِئْتَ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ انْتَقِلِي إِلَى أُمِّ شَرِيكٍ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَأُمُّ شَرِيكٍ امْرَأَةٌ غَنِيَّةٌ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ عَظِيمَةُ النَّفَقَةِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ يَنْزِلُ عَلَيْهَا الضِّيفَانُ فَقُلْتُ سَأَفْعَلُ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ لاَ تَفْعَلِي إِنَّ أُمَّ شَرِيكٍ امْرَأَةٌ كَثِيرَةُ الضِّيفَانِ فَإِنِّي أَكْرَهُ أَنْ يَسْقُطَ عَنْكِ خِمَارُكِ أَوْ يَنْكَشِفَ الثَّوْبُ عَنْ سَاقَيْكِ فَيَرَى الْقَوْمُ مِنْكِ بَعْضَ مَا تَكْرَهِينَ وَلَكِنِ انْتَقِلِي إِلَى ابْنِ عَمِّكِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو ابْنِ أُمِّ مَكْتُومٍ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ - وَهُوَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ بَنِي فِهْرٍ فِهْرِ قُرَيْشٍ وَهُوَ مِنَ الْبَطْنِ الَّذِي هِيَ مِنْهُ - فَانْتَقَلْتُ إِلَيْهِ فَلَمَّا انْقَضَتْ عِدَّتِي سَمِعْتُ نِدَاءَ الْمُنَادِي مُنَادِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُنَادِي الصَّلاَةَ جَامِعَةً ‏.‏ فَخَرَجْتُ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ فَصَلَّيْتُ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَكُنْتُ فِي صَفِّ النِّسَاءِ الَّتِي تَلِي ظُهُورَ الْقَوْمِ فَلَمَّا قَضَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم صَلاَتَهُ جَلَسَ عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ وَهُوَ يَضْحَكُ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ لِيَلْزَمْ كُلُّ إِنْسَانٍ مُصَلاَّهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ أَتَدْرُونَ لِمَ جَمَعْتُكُمْ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا اللَّهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَعْلَمُ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ إِنِّي وَاللَّهِ مَا جَمَعْتُكُمْ لِرَغْبَةٍ وَلاَ لِرَهْبَةٍ وَلَكِنْ جَمَعْتُكُمْ لأَنَّ تَمِيمًا الدَّارِيَّ كَانَ رَجُلاً نَصْرَانِيًّا فَجَاءَ فَبَايَعَ وَأَسْلَمَ وَحَدَّثَنِي حَدِيثًا وَافَقَ الَّذِي كُنْتُ أُحَدِّثُكُمْ عَنْ مَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ حَدَّثَنِي أَنَّهُ رَكِبَ فِي سَفِينَةٍ بَحْرِيَّةٍ مَعَ ثَلاَثِينَ رَجُلاً مِنْ لَخْمٍ وَجُذَامَ فَلَعِبَ بِهِمُ الْمَوْجُ شَهْرًا فِي الْبَحْرِ ثُمَّ أَرْفَئُوا إِلَى جَزِيرَةٍ فِي الْبَحْرِ حَتَّى مَغْرِبِ الشَّمْسِ فَجَلَسُوا فِي أَقْرُبِ السَّفِينَةِ فَدَخَلُوا الْجَزِيرَةَ فَلَقِيَتْهُمْ دَابَّةٌ أَهْلَبُ كَثِيرُ الشَّعَرِ لاَ يَدْرُونَ مَا قُبُلُهُ مِنْ دُبُرِهِ مِنْ كَثْرَةِ الشَّعَرِ فَقَالُوا وَيْلَكِ مَا أَنْتِ فَقَالَتْ أَنَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ ‏.‏ قَالُوا وَمَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ قَالَتْ أَيُّهَا الْقَوْمُ انْطَلِقُوا إِلَى هَذَا الرَّجُلِ فِي الدَّيْرِ فَإِنَّهُ إِلَى خَبَرِكُمْ بِالأَشْوَاقِ ‏.‏ قَالَ لَمَّا سَمَّتْ لَنَا رَجُلاً فَرِقْنَا مِنْهَا أَنْ تَكُونَ شَيْطَانَةً - قَالَ - فَانْطَلَقْنَا سِرَاعًا حَتَّى دَخَلْنَا الدَّيْرَ فَإِذَا فِيهِ أَعْظَمُ إِنْسَانٍ رَأَيْنَاهُ قَطُّ خَلْقًا وَأَشَدُّهُ وِثَاقًا مَجْمُوعَةٌ يَدَاهُ إِلَى عُنُقِهِ مَا بَيْنَ رُكْبَتَيْهِ إِلَى كَعْبَيْهِ بِالْحَدِيدِ قُلْنَا وَيْلَكَ مَا أَنْتَ قَالَ قَدْ قَدَرْتُمْ عَلَى خَبَرِي فَأَخْبِرُونِي مَا أَنْتُمْ قَالُوا نَحْنُ أُنَاسٌ مِنَ الْعَرَبِ رَكِبْنَا فِي سَفِينَةٍ بَحْرِيَّةٍ فَصَادَفْنَا الْبَحْرَ حِينَ اغْتَلَمَ فَلَعِبَ بِنَا الْمَوْجُ شَهْرًا ثُمَّ أَرْفَأْنَا إِلَى جَزِيرَتِكَ هَذِهِ فَجَلَسْنَا فِي أَقْرُبِهَا فَدَخَلْنَا الْجَزِيرَةَ فَلَقِيَتْنَا دَابَّةٌ أَهْلَبُ كَثِيرُ الشَّعَرِ لاَ يُدْرَى مَا قُبُلُهُ مِنْ دُبُرِهِ مِنْ كَثْرَةِ الشَّعَرِ فَقُلْنَا وَيْلَكِ مَا أَنْتِ فَقَالَتْ أَنَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ ‏.‏ قُلْنَا وَمَا الْجَسَّاسَةُ قَالَتِ اعْمِدُوا إِلَى هَذَا الرَّجُلِ فِي الدَّيْرِ فَإِنَّهُ إِلَى خَبَرِكُمْ بِالأَشْوَاقِ فَأَقْبَلْنَا إِلَيْكَ سِرَاعًا وَفَزِعْنَا مِنْهَا وَلَمْ نَأْمَنْ أَنْ تَكُونَ شَيْطَانَةً فَقَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ نَخْلِ بَيْسَانَ قُلْنَا عَنْ أَىِّ شَأْنِهَا تَسْتَخْبِرُ قَالَ أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَنْ نَخْلِهَا هَلْ يُثْمِرُ قُلْنَا لَهُ نَعَمْ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَمَا إِنَّهُ يُوشِكُ أَنْ لاَ تُثْمِرَ قَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ بُحَيْرَةِ الطَّبَرِيَّةِ ‏.‏ قُلْنَا عَنْ أَىِّ شَأْنِهَا تَسْتَخْبِرُ قَالَ هَلْ فِيهَا مَاءٌ قَالُوا هِيَ كَثِيرَةُ الْمَاءِ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَمَا إِنَّ مَاءَهَا يُوشِكُ أَنْ يَذْهَبَ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ عَيْنِ زُغَرَ ‏.‏ قَالُوا عَنْ أَىِّ شَأْنِهَا تَسْتَخْبِرُ قَالَ هَلْ فِي الْعَيْنِ مَاءٌ وَهَلْ يَزْرَعُ أَهْلُهَا بِمَاءِ الْعَيْنِ قُلْنَا لَهُ نَعَمْ هِيَ كَثِيرَةُ الْمَاءِ وَأَهْلُهَا يَزْرَعُونَ مِنْ مَائِهَا ‏.‏ قَالَ أَخْبِرُونِي عَنْ نَبِيِّ الأُمِّيِّينَ مَا فَعَلَ قَالُوا قَدْ خَرَجَ مِنْ مَكَّةَ وَنَزَلَ يَثْرِبَ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَقَاتَلَهُ الْعَرَبُ قُلْنَا نَعَمْ ‏.‏ قَالَ كَيْفَ صَنَعَ بِهِمْ فَأَخْبَرْنَاهُ أَنَّهُ قَدْ ظَهَرَ عَلَى مَنْ يَلِيهِ مِنَ الْعَرَبِ وَأَطَاعُوهُ قَالَ لَهُمْ قَدْ كَانَ ذَلِكَ قُلْنَا نَعَمْ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَمَا إِنَّ ذَاكَ خَيْرٌ لَهُمْ أَنْ يُطِيعُوهُ وَإِنِّي مُخْبِرُكُمْ عَنِّي إِنِّي أَنَا الْمَسِيحُ وَإِنِّي أُوشِكُ أَنْ يُؤْذَنَ لِي فِي الْخُرُوجِ فَأَخْرُجَ فَأَسِيرَ فِي الأَرْضِ فَلاَ أَدَعَ قَرْيَةً إِلاَّ هَبَطْتُهَا فِي أَرْبَعِينَ لَيْلَةً غَيْرَ مَكَّةَ وَطَيْبَةَ فَهُمَا مُحَرَّمَتَانِ عَلَىَّ كِلْتَاهُمَا كُلَّمَا أَرَدْتُ أَنْ أَدْخُلَ وَاحِدَةً أَوْ وَاحِدًا مِنْهُمَا اسْتَقْبَلَنِي مَلَكٌ بِيَدِهِ السَّيْفُ صَلْتًا يَصُدُّنِي عَنْهَا وَإِنَّ عَلَى كُلِّ نَقْبٍ مِنْهَا مَلاَئِكَةً يَحْرُسُونَهَا قَالَتْ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَطَعَنَ بِمِخْصَرَتِهِ فِي الْمِنْبَرِ ‏"‏ هَذِهِ طَيْبَةُ هَذِهِ طَيْبَةُ هَذِهِ طَيْبَةُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ يَعْنِي الْمَدِينَةَ ‏"‏ أَلاَ هَلْ كُنْتُ حَدَّثْتُكُمْ ذَلِكَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ النَّاسُ نَعَمْ ‏"‏ فَإِنَّهُ أَعْجَبَنِي حَدِيثُ تَمِيمٍ أَنَّهُ وَافَقَ الَّذِي كُنْتُ أُحَدِّثُكُمْ عَنْهُ وَعَنِ الْمَدِينَةِ وَمَكَّةَ أَلاَ إِنَّهُ فِي بَحْرِ الشَّامِ أَوْ بَحْرِ الْيَمَنِ لاَ بَلْ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ ما هُوَ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ مَا هُوَ مِنْ قِبَلِ الْمَشْرِقِ مَا هُوَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَأَوْمَأَ بِيَدِهِ إِلَى الْمَشْرِقِ ‏.‏ قَالَتْ فَحَفِظْتُ هَذَا مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏.‏


Amir b. Sharahil Sha'bi Sha'b Hamdan reported that he asked Fatima, daughter of Qais and sister of ad-Dahhak b. Qais and she was the first amongst the emigrant women: Narrate to me a hadith which you had heard directly from Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and there is no extra link in between them. She said: Very well, if you like, I am prepared to do that, and he said to her: Well, do It and narrate that to me. She said: I married the son of Mughira and he was a chosen young man of Quraish at that time, but he fell as a martyr in the first Jihad (fighting) on the side of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). When I became a widow, 'Abd al-Rahman b. Auf, one amongst the group of the Companions of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ), sent me the proposal of marriage. Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) also sent me such a message for his freed slave Usama b. Zaid. And it had been conveyed to me that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) had said (about Usama): He who loves me should also love Usama. When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) talked to me (about this matter), I said: My affairs are in your hand. You may marry me to anyone whom you like. He said: You better shift now to the house of Umm Sharik, and Umm Sharik was a rich lady from amongst the Ansar. She spent generously for the cause of Allah and entertained guests very hospitably. I said: Well, I will do as you like. He said: Do not do that for Umm Sharik is a woman who is very frequently visited by guests and I do not like that your head may be uncovered or the cloth may be removed from your shank and the strangers may catch sight of them which you abhor. You better shift to the house of your cousin 'Abdullah b. 'Amr b. Umm Maktum and he is a person of the Bani Fihr branch of the Quraish, and he belonged to that tribe (to which Fatima) belonged. So I shifted to that house, and when my period of waiting was over, I heard the voice of an announcer making an announcement that the prayer would be observed in the mosque (where) congregational prayer (is observed). So I set out towards that mosque and observed prayer along with Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and I was in the row of the women which was near the row of men. When Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) had finished his prayer, he sat on the pulpit smiling and said: Every worshipper should keep sitting at his place. He then said: Do you know why I had asked you to assemble? They said: Allah and His Messenger know best. He said: By Allah. I have not made you assemble for exhortation or for a warning, but I have detained you here, for Tamim Dari, a Christian, who came and accepted Islam, told me something, which agrees with what I was telling, you about the Dajjal. He narrated to me that he had sailed in a ship along with thirty men of Bani Lakhm and Bani Judham and had been tossed by waves in the ocean for a month. Then these (waves) took them (near) the land within the ocean (island) at the time of sunset. They sat in a small side-boat and entered that island. There was a beast with long thick hair (and because of these) they could not distinguish his face from his back. They said: Woe to you, who can you be? Thereupon it said: I am al-Jassasa. They said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: O people, go to this person in the monastery as he is very much eager to know about you. He (the narrator) said: When it named a person for us we were afraid of it lest it should be a devil. Then we hurriedly went on till we came to that monastery and found a well-built person there with his hands tied to his neck and having iron shackles between his two legs up to the ankles. We said: Woe be upon thee, who are you? And he said: You would soon come to know about me. but tell me who are you. We said: We are people from Arabia and we embarked upon a boat but the sea-waves had been driving us for one month and they brought as near this island. We got Into the side-boats and entered this island and here a beast met us with profusely thick hair and because of the thickness of his hair his face could not be distinguished from his back. We said: Woe be to thee, who are you? It said: I am al- Jassasa. We said: What is al-Jassasa? And it said: You go to this very person in the monastery for he is eagerly waiting for you to know about you. So we came to you in hot haste fearing that that might be the Devil. He (that chained person) said: Tell me about the date-palm trees of Baisan. We said: About what aspect of theirs do you seek information? He said: I ask you whether these trees bear fruit or not. We said: yes. Thereupon he said: I think these would not bear fruits. He said: Inform me about the lake of Tabariyya? We said: Which aspect of it do you want to know? He said: Is there water in it? They said: There is abundance of water in it. Thereupon he said: I think it would soon become dry. He again said: Inform me about the spring of Zughar. They said: Which aspect of it you want to know? He (the chained person) said: Is there water in it and does it irrigate (the land)? We said to him: Yes, there is abundance of water in it and the inhabitants (of Medina) irrigate (land) with the help of it, He said: Inform me about the unlettered Prophet; what has he done? We said: He has come out from Mecca and has settled In Yathrib (Medina). He said: Do the Arabs fight against him? We said: Yes. He said: How did he deal with them? We informed him that he had overcome those in his neighbourhood and they had submitted themselves before him. Thereupon he said to us: Has it actually happened? We said: Yes. Thereupon he said: If it is so that is better for them that they should show obedience to him. I am going to tell you about myself and I am Dajjal and would be soon permitted to get out and so I shall get out and travel in the land, and will not spare any town where I would not stay for forty nights except Mecca and Medina as these two (places) are prohibited (areas) for me and I would not make an attempt to enter any one of these two. An angel with a sword in his hand would confront me and would bar my way and there would be angels to guard every passage leading to it; then Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) striking the pulpit with the help of the end of his staff said: This implies Taiba meaning Medina. Have I not, told you an account (of the Dajjal) like this? 'The people said: Yes, and this account narrated by Tamim Dari was liked by me for it corroborates the account which I gave to you in regard to him (Dajjal) at Medina and Mecca. Behold he (Dajjal) is in the Syrian sea (Mediterranean) or the Yemen sea (Arabian sea). Nay, on the contrary, he is in the east, he is in the east, he is in the east, and he pointed with his hand towards the east. I (Fatima bint Qais) said: I preserved it in my mind (this narration from Allah's Messenger (ﷺ). [Muslim]

Exaggerated Claim 1:

Shaykh (HA) claims Dajjal is NOT a man but a system! Really? Who did Sayyidina Tamim (RA) meet who was PHYSICALLY chained up at the Island?

Exaggerated Claim 2 &3:

Shaykh (HA) claims that Sayidina Tamim (RA) travelled in a small boat from Yemen (his tribe) in a boat to United Kingdom where he found Dajjal. DO YOU mean to say that a Boat in 30 days crossed Arabian Sea, Part of Indian Ocean, Part of South Atlantic ocean, almost the whole of North Atlantic Ocean and then the English Channel and THEN returned the saw way to tell the story?

Is United Kingdom East of Madinah?

Exaggerated Claim 4:

Shaykh (HA) claims that the Island is Britain because of their history of espionage and deception?

The person with a history of deception far greater, intriguing and older is Chanakya of India, so should we conclude that Dajjal is in Mumbai (Island)?

Democracy & Voting issues:

Democracy is a System in which the majority rule (usually) prevails and every other consideration is disregarded. Following the majority is no criterion for the truth and the Qur’aan categorically states that’s it’s a false dichotomy:

[6:116] If you obey the majority of those on earth, they will make you lose the way of Allah. They follow nothing but whims, and they do nothing but make conjectures.

Voting is a mere means of canvassing an opinion and there is NO EVIDENCE in the Qur’aan and Sunnah for it to be categorically Haram! It could be Haram (situation 1) or could be Halal (situation 2 & 3):

  1. Situation 1: Four (4) friends go out on Friday night and ask for votes to decide whether they should watch a Movie or go to the Masjid.
  2. Situation 2:  Four (4) friends go out on Friday night and ask for votes to decide whether they should go to Masjid A or Masjid B
  3. Situation 3:  I ask readers of this blog to give opinions on whether I should rename this blog or change its location etc.

Let’s give the Shaykh (HA) benefit of the doubt and assume that he means voting in democratically held elections. Consider a particular constituency of New Delhi with 100,000 residents of which 67,000 are Muslims. There are 2 candidates for the local elctions.

  1. Candidate 1: RSS/Shiv-Sena/Islam hater
  2. Candidate 2:  Arvind Kejriwal

Is the Shaykh (HA) honestly giving Fatwa for 67,000 Muslims NOT to VOTE in this scenario?

Did the Indian Muslims create this scenario? Absolutely not! Theologically, this issue is discussed in depth at our site.

Monetary System and Paper Currency:

Any system which is based on Interest (Usury) is Haram according to Qur’aan:

[2:275] Those who take riba (usury or interest) will not stand but as stands the one whom the demon has driven crazy by his touch. That is because they have said: .Sale is but like riba.‘‘, while Allah has permitted sale, and prohibited riba. So, whoever receives an advice from his Lord and desists (from indulging in riba), then what has passed is allowed for him, and his matter is up to Allah. As for the ones who revert back, those are the people of Fire. There they will remain forever.



Brother in Islam,

  • You are aware of the previous Askimam Fatawa issued on Imran Hosein. However, you still request ‘that we do some research on Shaykh Imran Hosein’, then give you Ijaza to listen to him.

Firstly, it should be brought to your attention that all Fatawa issued on Askimam are only issued after extensive and thorough research is done. Hence, the previous fatawa[1] that you are aware of, was only issued after a full research was done on Imran Hosein and his books and speeches.

Thus, we uphold the same view that it is not suitable and not appropriate to listen to his talks.


  • The problem is not as minute as you may think, as you referred to in the question as ‘a few differences of opinion’. Hereunder is just a summary of some of the incorrect views of Imran Hosein that are not in conformity with the opinions of the majority of the scholars;


He considers some Ahadeeth from Sahih al-Bukhari as fabricated whereas every hadith in Bukhari is Saheeh. For example, he regards the hadith of the marriage of Aisha, radiyallahu anhu, as fabricated.[2]

He states that that all Shias are Muslims whereas many Shias have beliefs that are inconsistent with the fundamental beliefs of Islam.[3

He believes that Ya’jooj and Ma’jooj (Gog and Magog) have already been released in this world while it is clearly mentioned in ahadith that they will be released after the decent of the Prophet Isa, alayhi assalaam.

The "Dajjal"(or antichrist) has already been released and is currently in the third stage of his mission

The "Dukhan" (or "the smoke") refers to pollution

The "Dabbatul Ard" or ("the Beast") refers to the state of Israel[4]


  • As stated also in the previous fatawa, Shaykh Imran Hosein has chosen to interpret such texts based on logic and self-interpretation, rather than staying under the light of Quran and Sunnh.

The fact of the matter is that all such interpretations are based on mere intellect and are not substantiated by explanations provided by the muhaddithin or mufassirin in the past.

As stated before, we as Muslims are not bound to interpret such Ahadith with our own logic and reasoning. We accept the Ahadith as they are with their apparent meanings without delving into details not explicitly mentioned by the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) or his companions (may Allah be pleased with them).

  • In conclusion, the most important point here is, while we acknowledge that as Muslims we should be aware of the enemies of Islam and their tricks and plots, we should also remember that the difficulties Muslims are facing all over the world and the many Fitan are amongst the signs of Qiyamah and will surly come to pass.

Allāh Ta`ālā says in the Holy Qur'ān:


أَحَسِبَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يُتْرَكُوا أَنْ يَقُولُوا آمَنَّا وَهُمْ لَا يُفْتَنُونَ، وَلَقَدْ فَتَنَّا الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ فَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ صَدَقُوا وَلَيَعْلَمَنَّ الْكَاذِبِينَ


Do the people think that they will be left to say, "We believe" and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars. [Al-`Ankabūt: 2-3]

During such times of confusion, it does not behove one to go around spreading anxiety and promoting ideas regarding future events based on undetermined and conjectural theories that stem from misinterpreting The Quran and Ahādīth.

In times of trial and tribulation, when the Ummah faces turmoil, and our Imān faces danger, we follow the ultimate teachings of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam by turning to Allah Ta’ala in Salah and Dua and seeking His help.  Allāh Ta`ālā says in the Holy Qur'ān:


وَإِذَا جَاءَهُمْ أَمْرٌ مِنَ الْأَمْنِ أَوِ الْخَوْفِ أَذَاعُوا بِهِ وَلَوْ رَدُّوهُ إِلَى الرَّسُولِ وَإِلَى أُولِي الْأَمْرِ مِنْهُمْ لَعَلِمَهُ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَنْبِطُونَهُ مِنْهُمْ وَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لَاتَّبَعْتُمُ الشَّيْطَانَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا  


And when there comes to them information about security or fear, they spread it around. But if they had referred it back to the Messenger or to those of authority among them, then the ones who [can] draw correct conclusions from it would have known about it. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, you would have followed Satan, except for a few. [Al-Nisā': 83]

A Bedouin asked the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alahi Wa Sallam) about the Hour (Qiyamah).   He (Sallallaahu 'Alahi Wa Sallam) said, "It will surely come to pass. What have you prepared for it?" (Bukhari)

Meaning, you should rather be more concerned in preparing yourself for The Qiyamah. [5]  

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Arshad Ali

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



posted by Muadh_Khan on 2nd August 2013 - 88 comments


abu mohammed wrote on 2 Aug 2013

I knew there was something dodgy, that's why started asking questions about calling Shia as brothers, since their Zabiha is Haram for us, how can they be our brothers, and the mentioned shaykh always calls them our brothers.

Khair I was right with my instincts on this one Alhumdulillah.
Ibn Ilyaas wrote on 12 Aug 2013

Muadh - The final sentence in which you have warned your readers to refrain from listening to the Sheikhs lectures or reading his work...is this a fatwa from a mufti that you have come to know of?

Or are you just basing this on your judgement of the Sheikhs lectures?
Blogger's Reply:
W.Salam, see addendum to the original blog. Jazakullah Khairun
Ibn Ilyaas wrote on 13 Aug 2013
Jazakallah Khair!
Sportsman wrote on 28 Aug 2013
By protestant Muslims Imran Hosein means on Salafis not on all Sunni Muslims. Do you watch his videos?

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait etc. are the Zionist puppet states. Who controls them? Arabs perhaps? Don't be silly!

War in Syria is haram because it's a conflict between two groups of Muslims, one is supported by the Zionist regime (USA, UK, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar..) and the other by Iranian regime who are supported by Russia and China. Isn't that obvious?

Imran Hosein does not claim that the verses of the Qur'an cannot be abrogated, rather, he claims they can be changed by better verses. Allah did not abrogate any verse of the Qur'an if He did not change it with the better verse.

You did not put any counter argument against Imran Hosein's claims, yet, you are claiming he is wrong. That's a bit childish claim, isn't it!? Don't be so superficial. Prove him wrong!

Blogger's Reply:
Anyone who thinks bashar al assad is a Muslim is a MORON frankly and that sort of supposition shouldn't be dignified with a response!
Ibn Ilyaas wrote on 28 Aug 2013

I think it's also worthy of mentioning that the respected author of The Majlis you have quoted from also holds the view that Mufti Menk is a Salafi. I request you to attend to this view of the respected author.

Also this the respected author of The Majlis also holds the view that the Saudi leaders/regime are deviants and supporters of the Zionist regime.

Please attend to these views of the respected author as well.

Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam. Addressed both several times, incidentally. Please take a look at the latest Egypt blog (part 3) and the issue of Mufti Menk is disagreed upon between Ulamah and I have no personal knowledge to take either position. In fact I confirmed it with a Scholar who Mufti Menk just stayed with recently. The issue of bashar al assad being a KAAFIR is no disagreement with anyone except perhaps Shaykh Imran. Jazakullah Khairun
Jeff wrote on 11 Sep 2013
Muadh- I think you are passing judgement on sheikh imran too soon. I find him knowledgable especially on yakjuj makjuj, Saudi Arabia etc. As he have said, if you don't agree with him then counter with facts
Blogger's Reply:
The fact is his support for KAAFIR Alawi regime and his soft corner for Rafidhees. This is an issue of Aqeedah and clear cut. A person with problems in Aqeedah doesn't mean that he (or she) is deficient in other areas. There have been plenty of Mutazilla who were outstanding Scholars in Islamic history and I am not mentioning famous names on purpose in your response.

Waqas Arqum wrote on 15 Sep 2013
You brothers all need to stop being so narrow minded! Before I even made a judgement on Sheikh Imran Hosein's unorthodox views regarding, "The End Times", I listened to dozens of his lectures and even read some of his works, with an OPEN MIND...something many human being are incapable of in this day and age. So my dear brothers please stop being so judgemental, and do a little bit of research Insha'Allah.
Blogger's Reply:
W.Salam. How about us suggesting that you read Islamic Theology and learn about Aqeedah and actually try to understand that we are not disagreeing with his ability to analyses the Geo-political system but his softness towards Rafidhees.
Shameem Valimohamed wrote on 19 Sep 2013
I have met Shaike Imran Hosein and he has clearly stated that you don't have to agree with him on anything and you must research yourself. I was captivated by his lecture for the first time in my life and educated man is reaching out to us. This is your opinion and you are entitled to it. On the Shia issue why are they allowed to perform haj. surely if you are not Muslim you cannot perform haj. Stop all the hate propaganda and let unite as one. We are brothers all believing in the Almighty. Promote love and unity instead of judging people. You don't like him we do
Blogger's Reply:
Asslamo Allaikum. I genuinely hope that you read my response. I have lived in Saudi Arabia and they allow Duruz to perform Hajj, until mid-1970’s Qadiyanees were allowed to do Hajj so when did permission to perform Hajj become criteria of Aqeedah? If we are supposed to accept or reject a person because you like him then I am Sorry my sister we will have to disagree! There is NO SCHOLAR in Sunni Islam who doesn’t have problems with Bashar and Khomeini and if you want to shut your eyes from the obvious truth, I guess you can’t be convinced because you have made a person your criterion for the truth.
Shameem Valimohamed wrote on 20 Sep 2013
I am a Sunni and I choose to be one, it was never forced on me. I will not judge a Bashar, Khomeini (as you describe them),Christian or Jew. In our soul's journey this is the only place where we were given a choice. The choice is yours and you will be answerable to the Almighty, remember you are in an influential position and do not abuse your position because as Iblis pride and arrogance is the first sin created. My Jihad is to perform my 5 pillars of Islam to the best of my ability. I am not here to dissect and give my analysis about other Muslim's beliefs. Our beloved Nabi preached about not :kicking a dying dog, Hazrat Issa said "forgive them for they do not know what they are doing". Where is humility gone and where is love for our brothers gone. Please don't put all Sunnis in one basket.I hate no one and would never harm any human on their believes. Islam stands for Peace not Hate. War is not the answer. To hate a Shia doesn't give you a noddy badge. May Allah grant us Muslims unity and love for one another.
Blogger's Reply:
Asslamo Allaikum Sister, Your response is hysterical and devoid of any substance. The issue of creed (Aqeedah) is clear cut in Islam and we don't dislike but we disagree with anyone with a different creed. I don't dislike my Christian neighbor but I don't regard him as Muslim. You fail to comprehend the difference between hate and disagreeing. However, in case of Bashar I hate him because all of the atrocities which he has committed and all the innocent lives he has taken and all the women he has raped and murdered (just like Hitler or any other dictator) but your hysteria is blinding you to it. You come across as a sincere individual so lets have a candid discussion on the issue without emotions about all of these individuals whom you have quoted, let me show clear cut and beyond doubt what they "believe" in and have stated in their own books. Jazakallhu Khairun
Saqib wrote on 26 Sep 2013
I listen imran hosein lecture in variuos time..you said that u r living in saudi.Do u consider that salafis are protestant islam?..while imran hosein said that salfis are protestant version of islam.
Blogger's Reply:
Asslamo Allaikum, Let me start out by saying that I am NOT SALAFI as blatantly clear by the blog but I follow the Sunnah and don't like insulting Muslims. How would you feel if I told you that you follow "Catholic Islam"?
kashif wrote on 7 Oct 2013
since shia are kafir according to all imams so sheikh imrans calling them brothers is suspicious thing.who is he working for?
Blogger's Reply:
Asslamo Allaikum Brother, It is Haram to suspect and accuse someone without any proof and it is also Haram to spy, investigate and pry into the affairs of other Muslims. Moreover we are supposed to have good intentions about Muslims so we believe that Shaykh Imran (HA) is a good, upright Muslims who has simply made a mistake in this regards. We highlight his error but we don't accuse him of working with anyone because it is HARAM. Jazakallahu Khayran
Yaqub Rae wrote on 8 Oct 2013
Salaam Walaykum warakmatoolahi barakartoo,
Hello brothers and sisters, I'm new to the deen and
Must say that all I've seen is division, I'm sure Allah SWT
Wants us all to hold fast to the rope of Allah and not be
Divided ! He says our open enemy to mankind is shaytaan!
Remember those that worship shaytaan and follow his ways
Then theirs those who follow a path of worshipping Allah SWT! What
I can say is a brother who worshipps Allah who is Iranian is closer
To being my brother than a Zionist pig who if anyone does the slightest
Bit of research will find they plunder the world with RIBA and divide us up
With false flags and propaganda! And it's not always a people to blame it's the leaders! Who leads Zionism ? Shaytaan
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, If you are new to Islam then you are in no position to offer an opinion just like I am in no position to offer an opinion on Nuclear physics as I am not a physicist, otherwise it is merely an opinion and ofcourse you have the right to your opinion, no matter how far from truth it may be. Jazakallahu Khayran
yaqub rae wrote on 14 Oct 2013
dear brother or sister, im not blogging to say your right or your wrong, am here to offer some contribution to the discussion without pride in my heart, also if I have an opinion ill share it then those with intellect will discern weather it has substance. I don't understand how being new to Islam doesn't qualify me to an opinion ? please explain why? do you really have to be a renowned scholar to voice your side that may benefit someone? I recite sura al kalf every Jumma, it protects from fitna of dajjal!! in it Allah SWT describes about Moses AS and Khizr AS and how Moses As wishes to find Khizr who is more learned than him!! when Moses finds him he doesn't have the understanding or patience to take on board the knowledge or wisdom of Khizr, WHY?? Moses AS was a Prophet of Allah SWT? but Khizr AS was taught a different kind of knowledge and he explains this in this beautiful sura!! some have knowledge but don't understand, some have eyes yet don't see, Allah bestows knowledge upon whom He wishes, and if anyone thinks that someone isn't qualified or experienced enough without very good reason when Allah could of bestowed great wisdom and/or understanding upon that individual, then that could be where Allah will teach you a lesson to presume that you think you know best? we should never underestimate and individuals capabilities as they could well be a wali of Allah SWT! some can see with their hearts eye other gain knowledge externally with their normal eyes, their you have it, 2 very different ways of attaining knowledge, but one of those you cant get through studying as a mufti, sheikh, or alim, it comes from Allah SWT, and its He that chooses who gets that...
Blogger's Reply:
W.Salam. Absolutely negative. What entitles someone to have an “informed opinion” is having knowledge about the subject. I even gave an example that I am not a physicist therefore I can’t have an “informed opinion” about Nuclear physics, I can just have an opinion or a rant or a disagreement which is likely to be misinformed. If you are not versed in Islamic knowledge, Islamic history, Islamic commandments (derived from the Qur’aan and Sunnah) then you don’t have an informed opinion. Your statement clearly demonstrates the point of view. NO ONE IN THE HISTORY of Islam ever postulated this theory or left the creedal (Aqeedah issues) of Islam to Sufees or Awliyah of Allah (SWT) rather the left these issues (of knowledge to) Imam Abu Haneefa (RA), Imam Bukhari (RA), Imam Tahawi (RA) and many illustrious Imams of that calibre. There is a fundamental difference of Aqeedah with the Rafidhi (Shia) and Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaat and it is clearly outlined, documented and reported in classical Islamic texts by the great Imams of Islamic history. The issue of Bashar Al-Asaad is way beyond an ordinary Shia and that sect is a KAAFIR. So many Shaykh Imran (HA)’s supporters have ranted on this blog and I am waiting for ONE INTELLIGENT COMMAND backed from Islamic sources which establishes a credible line of dialogue. If you are a new Muslim (Masha’Allah) register on the forum and start a discussion and let’s have a meaningful exchange if you are able to critically evaluate your (held) opinions. I can assure that this talk of different knowledge and normal eyes vs different eyes is a figment of imagination OR bring proofs from classical Islamic literature to back this! And I don’t accuse me of being a Salafi (or Protestant Muslim) because I am not. I am a Sunni and Hanafi. Jazakullahu Khayran
killa wrote on 23 Oct 2013
I believe Yaqub Rae quoted the Holy Quran for you, not just "classical" Islamic literature. It is in the Quran that Allah states "it is not the physical eye which is blind, rather what is blind is the heart". I should not have to quote the Ayah & Surah number for an alim of your caliber. Allah says the heart can see.
Blogger's Reply:
Asslamo Allaikum, I am not an Alim and less then in knowledge so please assist me by providing the number of the verse. Jazakallahu Khayran
killa wrote on 24 Oct 2013
ok brother, kindly excuse my assumption. Surah 22 Ayah 46.
you have the right to your opinion that INH is wrong. I honestly thought that you were well acquainted with the Quran, as a scholar might be.
but other people/scholars might have other views.I do not agree with INH in alot of what he says.However,may i be so bold to say that, looks like he knows the Quran better than you & me. May Allh Bless you
Blogger's Reply:
Asslamo Allaikum, This blog post is full of condescending, disparaging remarks from one blind Shaykh Imran Hossein supporter and another so your views are also welcome. There are rules of disagreement and an important principle is to ask the other person to clarify their position (fully) before responding, only those with shallow knowledge but haughty egos respond without understanding what is being discussed (see most examples of those commenting. What is being disagreed with the Aqeedah (creedal difference) between Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaah and Rafidhees (Shias) and more so with Alawees (Syria) and NOT Salafees, Saudia Arabia, ground reality of Syrian civil war and certainly not this verse. Allah (SWT) has commanded me to follow Islamic Scholarship whether I have the insight to understand the UNANIMOUS opinion of Islam or not! I follow the Hanafi Madhab but I (openly admit) that I don’t have the insight or the intelligence to understand the reasons for the rulings of the Madhab so what do I do? Disagree and claim “insight”? Furthermore, who are you to claim insight and declare those who disagree with you to be without “insight”? Leave your emotions, sarcasm, insults on your kitchen table and when you want to construct your argument, please do so. This verse is about studying history and learning lessons (see Tafseer Ruhul-Ma’ani) and not disagreeing with fundamental aspects of Islamic Aqeedah. It will be arrogant and against Sunnah for anyone to claim greater knowledge then Shaykh Imran Hossein (HA) and STUPID for you to claim the superiority of his knowledge and make ridiculous declarations without meeting someone. You don’t know me and even if you did, I could be (and am) consulting Scholars of Islam so stick to the point. Jazakallahu Khayran
Moneeb Azhar wrote on 26 Oct 2013
Saudi Arabia acts in all the ways as to how a pro-zionist regime should act. This is a political interpretation of the roots and the current standing of the house of Saud. Your article is a far cry from a well-researched material it should be, considering you are essentially denouncing the views of a scholar. Write a piece on his 'arguments' for his views and your 'counter-arguments,' only then you will be doing justice to the people who read this.
Blogger's Reply:
Let’s start with Asslamo Allaikum first. Then, in order to make an argument you need to have the capacity to actually what is being stated and then you have the right to disagree with the writer (it’s your choice). What is being disagreed with is the Aqeedah (creedal point of view) and differences between Sunnees and Shias with clear difference with Ithna Asharees (Iranians) and even more significant differences with Alawaites (clear-cut Kaafirs). The ground reality, the issue of Saudi Government and their behavior is clear as daylight to every Muslim. If you are unable to intellectually raise the bar and construct a counter argument then learn some knowledge and then come back and disagree (its your right) but don’t babble incoherently about things which are not being discussed.Leave emotions on your kitchen table! Jazakallahu Khayran.
sufian wrote on 27 Oct 2013
I ve watched shiekh's lecture where he clearly states that i dont support bashar al assad but nor do i support zionist backed terrorists fighting with syrian army thats wrong. and there is another lecture in which he states that im not saying that shities are kafir but if you say Umar Abubakar Usman may Allah be please with all of them are liars then you are casting a huge vote of no confidence in what prophet Mohammed SAW as these men were the best friends and closest relatives of Prophet PBUH
Blogger's Reply:
Khomeini and (Ithna-Asharees) Shias clearly state that and that is exactly my point. Secondly Alawaites are clear-cut Kaafirs and above and beyond standard (Ithna-Asharees). Listen to what Rafidhi (Shia’ism) is all about here central-mosque.com/index.php/Beliefs/academic-exposition-of-rafidhees-shia-ism-and-its-dangers.html and then come back and ask for further clarifications. What we are saying is that Rafidhees (Shias) DO EXACTLY what you are saying!
umm moaz wrote on 27 Oct 2013
well brother..First of all no one is infallible except the prophets..
If misguided people had the audacity to mock the best of the creation prophet Muhammad saw, who is Sheikh Imran Hossein..He is just an alim who is prone to make mistakes but the best part is , he says it out loud'You don't have to agree with me as Allah knows best'
Secondly he calls salafism the protestant version of Islam, its just a terminology he is using meaning a strict version of Islam and HE IS 200 % CORRECT in saying that. You will have to do some research on the history of this deviant sect of Islam that came into being by treacherous traitors who called themselves muslims and yet played a vital role in ending the khilafah.
He is not pro assad and he categorically says it. But yes he calls it yankee jihad coz that is what it is. Assad may be the worst person but tell me one thing, did the people of Syria see such chaos and carnage in so many years that he has been the president than what they are witnessing now. He may be bad but if u have to choose worse out of the worst he is better than the so called jihadist being financed by Zionist regimes of US,NATO,saudia and Qatar. And the worst part is that a lot of innocent muslims are getting duped thinking they are waging a holy battle.
Yes its true that he doesn't do takfeer on shias as its not his business. Its between Allah and shias. If he would do it publicly he would only be casuing more rift and division in already divided pitiable miserable ummah. And that's actually wise of him. Give him credit for that.
I don't know what the reality of Islamic revolution is, but on the face of it Iran is way better than all the so called oppressive muslim regimes. Ahmadi nejad is the only person I know who stands up to the west and talks eye to eye with them. Our sunni muslim leaders are only boot lickers. At least he has the guts to call spade a spade. He is not a hypocrite at least.
You have the prerogative to disagree with what sheikh has to say but I can vouch for it that he is truly a man of God, a true follower of nabi Muhammad saw. I have yet to see a person who says to me that he didn't like what he had to say. People are mesmerized by his analysis and have to admit that there is some weight to it. The rest if he is wrong on some issues or someone disagrees with him certainly doesn't make him a heretic.May Allah give us all the ability to see the good in people rather than what mistakes they make. Afterall we are all humans.Let us not be the judge of intentions of other people. Ulama are to be respected especially those who do not spread hatred. waslam
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Let’s start with Asslamo Allaikum first. Then, in order to make an argument you need to have the capacity to actually what is being stated and then you have the right to disagree with the writer (it’s your choice). What is being disagreed with is the Aqeedah (creedal point of view) and differences between Sunnees and Shias with clear difference with Ithna Asharees (Iranians) and even more significant differences with Alawaites (clear-cut Kaafirs). The ground reality of civil war in Syria or which way it ebbs and flows or how supports whom has NOTHING to do with fundamental Aqeedah (creedal point of view) of orthodox Islam and classical Islamic Scholarship which has NO DIFFERENCE OF OPINION on the issue of Alawaites and their heresy. Salafees and every other issue which you have tried to drag into your response has nothing to do with the issue. The second dispute is about Rajam, again nothing to do with the plethora of (irrelevant) issues which you have tried to drag into your response. You are our respected and noble Sister in Islam and we await for you to enlighten us but understand the argument and what is being disagreed, otherwise Insha’Allah study and bring yourself to a level where you can make clear, concise and well constructed argument. Leave emotions on your kitchen table! Jazakallahu Khayran.
Muhammad wrote on 29 Oct 2013
Read the hadiths regarding a time when the Ulama will be the worst of all creations beneath sky and Fitnah will emerge from them and return to them. At that time, there will be many sects in Islam; none being the main Jamayah with one Amir. At that time Prophet (pbuh) declared it Haraam to join any of the sects even if one has to survive eating roots of tree. At that time there will be people who will speak our language (i.e. speak of Deen) however, they will in reality be the people calling people standing at gates of hell. Soon afterward, Al Malhama will begin and countless people will die. The Prophet (pbuh) forbid us to join the Great War. He ordered us to restrain, throw away weapons and stay in one’s house. He ordered us to flee from the center of Fitan (civil strife) as far away as possible; with our goats to the mountains and place of rainfall or in our land if we have one and told us that by taking weapons we will be just one of them. He (pbuh) told us that whoever exposes to the fitnah will enjoin them in the hell. After that time passes, Mahdi (pbuh) will emerge. And you know what -> an army from Syria will attack him; however shall be caught in a landslide – one of the major signs. That very moment, the true muslims all over the world cut from their tribes as well as False Muslim sects, waiting patiently surviving through Zikr in the face of global economic breakdown and draughts and famines and hazards of the Great war; will start moving toward the direction of Hizaz to join Mahdi (pbuh) even if they had to crawl over the ice. Finally, the army of the Mahdi (pbuh) that will eventually reign victorious will be the people who neither faced nor were exposed to any of the Fitan and Tribualations and will win with Tasbih and Takbir. If you open your eyes of the heart, Insha Allah you will realize 1) who are calling people to the Great War 2) what is the center of the Great War 3) What is gonna be Syria’s role right after emergence of Mahdi (pbuh) 4) which people are also saying that Mahdi’s (pbuh) emergence is near but deliberately hiding and avoiding the hadiths that order us to remain home hiding right before the arrival 5) why Arab spring is occuring in countries surrounding Israel as a belt while none attacking Israel but only Civil Strife inside 6) why they only call for Sariah while no point to correct corrupt and haraam economy and 7) who are the true stangers – Al Quaeda leading people to Al Malhama or the people like the young men is Sura Al Kahf who left their disbelieving tribes, fled to cave and rested their affairs on Allah?

Insha Allah we will all realize very soon; hoping that it is not too late and before some so called Mujahids knock at your door to join Jihad and kill you if you refuse, declaring you a kafir. Only the knowledgeable and those truly want to please Allah and do accordingly shall be granted reward of joining true Army that will come certainly, although, not the one we see now. Finally, a hadith says when such time comes (as I believe has already come unnoticed) people will believe the liars and call the ones speaking truth (deviant or munafiq). You will not please Allah by doing on your whims and falsely thinking that your are pleasing Him. He will be pleased if you do according to Quran and Sunnah. The prophet has told everything that will happen before the hour and given specific orders to do certain things in certain ages. This is the age when sleeping is better than sitting, sitting is better than standing and standing is better than running. The age of true Jihad is coming next after the arrival of Mahdi (pbuh) and unification of true believers under one Amir in one Jamayah (not any of the many sects we see today – all disobeying the Prophet’s prophecies). May Allah all grant us knowledge and not place mohor on our heart and grant us capacity to see with our heart.
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Asslamo Allaikum,
What I have been continuously talking about is not Modern Scholars but classical (traditional) Islamic Scholars so most of your response is inapplicable. In classical (traditional) Islam the issue of Rafidhees (Shias) is pretty clear cut and that of Alawities is even more clear. This issue has nothing to do with modern polemics or ground realities or mapping world events to conjecture (as Shaykh does) but an issue of Aqeedah. Alawaities are Kaafir and Rafidhees (Shais) are heretics, the quicker all of you Shaykh Imran (HA) grasp what is being said the better and more productive our exchanges will be.
Yusuf wrote on 19 Nov 2013
We can now see the true colours of the saudi pro zionist rulers emerging.... they are sending out the ethiopians from saudi and are vehemently against Assad and Iran. They are against Iran NOT because they are shia (they have the wrong aqueedah)but for their own economic interests. Iran wants to sell it oil for Gold and Euros while the Saudis are still bent on trading oil for US Dollars. Wake up its an economic war and has nothing to do with Islam.
Murad Khattak wrote on 5 Dec 2013
Assalam o Alaikum ... Well brother u said that some of Shaykh Imran's beliefs are even kufr and u have given the example of Ya'jooj and ma'jooj ... could u plz explain that what made u say that ??? also i don't think that the reasons u came up with so for, are enough which could support ur statement against Shaykh Imran's research, off course we are against the aqaaid of Shias but it doesn't mean we let UK, USA or UN attack that country and we happily accept them as our allies who could help sunnis taking over that country while fighting against sunnis in the rest of the world SUBHANALLAH ... call a shia kafir or whatever though Imam Malik said, “If I have 99 reasons to believe a person is a kafir and one to believe he is not, I’ll prefer the latter.” ... or why they are allowed to enter Baithullah while Najas are not allowed their ... but i won't go into those details at the moment but who were those guys who killed Gaddafi and started rebel and anarchy in Egypt what was that !?!? were their any Shia or something of course not !?!?!? Simply a game by Zionists .... anyway .. Former CIA director Michael Hayden told CNN this once that the administration “shouldn’t try to promise” not putting boots on the ground, adding that he “can imagine circumstances within a minute or two where you might have to do that.” and many other such things seems to prove the version of Shaykh Imran H to be true... So Please try to understand that this ain't a simple shia sunni war but its more like Gladiators fight in a WAR arena who used to amuse the audience by killing each other, while here the audience is UK, US or Zionists ... We got a clear order in Sura Al Maidah ayat 51 ...
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Are you another one of Shaykh's fans who doesn't know how to read? This is your quote "Well brother u said that some of Shaykh Imran's beliefs are even kufr " where have I said this??? Are you imagining things??? Rest of your comments once again have really nothing to do with what I am saying.
Murad Khattak wrote on 6 Dec 2013
My dear brother, off course am not a well learned one such as yourself and I do apologize if I blamed u for something u didn't say, when I asked abt "the beliefs of kufr" in my comment (along with other relevant things regarding Shia, which I wasn't answered clearly except justifying it by providing the example of Russia Afghan war, which is also questionable anyway...), I was referring to something mentioned under the name of Mufti Desai sahib (which is clearly mentioned above), which could be read easily and have been provided as an evidence against Shaykh Imran's work, having that such reason above in support of the claim to reject Shaykh's work makes it a part of this discussion otherwise why would it be there, I do apologize if its not part of this page and that even if u didn't say tht urself or supported it then why has it intentionally or unintentionally been ignored and not clarified yet, as this page belong to u or someone who is known to you and if you missed that part here then u r claim, declaring me someone who doesn't know how to read, makes two of us here ...
Blogger's Reply:
The problem with Shaykh Imran Hossein (HA)’s fans is that you look at the situation upside down! The first and foremost concern of a Muslim should be Aqeedah (creedal belief) . There is a reason why Imam Abu Haneefa (RA) called his work on Aqeedah “Al-Fiqhul-Akbar” and I am sure that you know enough Arabic to know what it means. In every situation we must evaluate the Aqaid and then apply ground realities. This is the way of Islam. We can’t for example side with Qadiyanees just because all of a sudden we have common goals. No, the Qadiyanees will remain Qadiyanees. Alawitties are considered by Sunni and Shias BOTH because they believe in the divinity of Sayyidina Ali (RA) and that is the issue at hand here. Ground realities get applied later once the beliefs are established.
Muhammad Khalid wrote on 26 Dec 2013
Asalam o Alaikum. Brother you are a Child and Sheikh Imran is one of the Great Scholars of Islam of these days. He addressed the Challenges which Muslim Ummah is facing in this age, in this Strange and Different world today. and he not only pointed these Challenges but also provided Solution of these Challenges according to Quran and Sunnah of our Blessed Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon him). He addressed those issues which no one is talking about these days. He addressed the Subject of Dajjal in great detail from the Ahadith of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon him), he explained the Strange world and the Strange Events unfolding according to the Ahadith and he explained the subject of Dajjal and Symbolism. He explained the Scientific and Technological Advancement and Materialism of today's world according to Ahadith.
and don't even you know about the Hadith " Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon him) said that who ever calls his Muslim brother a Kafir, then it is true for one of them." (mafhoom)
and Sheikh rightly explained the Judea-o-Christian Alliance of NATO in the light of Ayah 51 of Surah al Maidah of Noble Quran, that Allah has prohibited us from joining and making a friendship alliance with such Jews and such Christians, who are friends and allies on one another and Sheikh is 100 % right that majority of the Muslim rulers has joined that alliance with whom Allah has prohibited us.
So stop abusing and accusing the Ullama.
You are a child and knows nothing about Islam I believe. and If you know Islam and you are an Aalim and Allah has bestowed upon you the knowledge of His Book and wisdom than Why not you Answer the Questions which Sheikh wants from the rulers who has joined that dirty alliance with the Jews and Christians and are supporting these Jews and Christians in killing our Muslim brothers, sisters and children.
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1) [49:12] O you who have believed, avoid much [negative] assumption. Indeed, some assumption is sin. And do not spy or backbite each other. Would one of you like to eat the flesh of his brother when dead? You would detest it. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Accepting of repentance and Merciful.

2) You don't know me so avoid presumptions and save your Akhira!

3) This is HIS SPIN on the Ayah and HIS OPINION. It isn't an Aqeedah of Islam that no one can disagree with

imran ali wrote on 12 Feb 2014
I used to watch a lot of his videos, and he really pulls the heart strings, how ever his description of dajjal is strange, even though the hadith tells us dajjal will be blind in one eye and that it will LOOK LIKE a bulging grape he considers this to be symbolic for internal blindness, this would be fine if the hadith were only to say he will be blind in the right eye, without telling us it WILL LOOK LIKE A BULGING GRAPE, I notice on his videso that he does not mention the looking like a grape part with as much enthusiasm, the guy spent ten years at a UN mosque, enough said.
MK wrote on 1 Apr 2014
I do not find much problem with Sheikh Imran Hosein views. His opinion about Saudi is very convincing. Saudi have all along played a role of american puppet in the gulf. Saud family stabbed ottomans in the back on behest of British and American Zionists. What more evidence u need. I am very much convinced that Gog and Magog is zionist western alliance which rules the world like no one has even done in the history. Many of the muslims are also part of Gog Maggog including many of us on these forums. The character of gogg and maggog in Quran only fits to above described alliance.
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When a person speculates he is bound to get something right. Unfortunately Qur'aan is not for speculation but for adhering to the interpretation offered by Nabi (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam), Sahabah (RA) and earlier Scholars and where speculation is required it needs to be done in the light of their understanding. In my humble opinion our dear and beloved Shaykh Imran (HA) often speculates on the Qur'aan independent of the earlier interpretations. The end result is not the point here but what is up for discussion is the methodology employed. The end doesn't justify the means.
sp wrote on 21 Apr 2014
In response to MKs claim about the saud family stabbing ottomons in the back. Please can you clarify how this happened. Yes, the arab did attack the ottomans at the control of the brits (TE. Lawrence AKA Lawrence of Arabia) but I learnt it was sherif Husayn not the house of Saud who attacked in return for the caliphate. The house of saud may not be perfect but dont forget the favour Muslims of the world owe them for their khidmat.
As for backstabbing the ottomons cilaphate, I believe mustafa kamal was more damaging. He ended the caliphate, something that had lasted since abu bakr r.a and not even the wretched mongol destroyed.
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Its his (MK's) claim and I have no idea. Jzk
Tern wrote on 27 May 2014
"Q1) Is there a Fatwa on this issue from Ulamah or is your interpretation?

A1) Shaykh (Mufti) A.S. Desai (HA) declares

The sheikh, Imran Nazar Hosein is a deviate. While he may claim to be a Hanafi, some of his beliefs are even kufr, e.g. his theories about Ya'jooj and Ma'jooj. He is a modernist liberal who lacks understanding of the Deen."

This is a fly-by-night fatwa.

Every person who have watch even one video of Imran Hosein know very well that he is not a "modernist liberal".
Blogger's Reply:
The Fatwa which came out after the blog is on Yajooj and Majooj www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/27634 and I have not seen what Shaykh (Mufti) A. S. Desai (HA) has stated.
Irfaan wrote on 15 Jul 2014
Just ask yourself one question: Would the Muftis of SA crawl over ice?
Blogger's Reply:
How would I know that? Do you know the future or the condition of the hearts or are you presuming which is a deadly sin?
irfaan wrote on 15 Jul 2014
You would know by observation. Look around your world and take heed. Anyway..Please remove me from this blog.
Blogger's Reply:
Brother, Take your presumptions somewhere else as Allah (SWT) knows the conditions of the hearts better then you. I haven't anyone to this blog at all and the subscribers are not visible to me to add or remove. Astounding behaviour! You come to the blog comment with hocus-pocus presumptions then get annoyed and want to be removed :P
irfaan wrote on 15 Jul 2014
Brother, it is the old mentality of Mufti worship that is annoying.

Allah Knows the condition of hearts indeed, and actions manifest that condition. My 'hocus-pocus' comment was directed at the astounding actions of the 'celeb' or hocus-pocus Muftis(not all I admit)that we have among us.

These 'celeb' group don't allow the discussion of politics in the Masjid??? - Hence the dark shadow of ignorance that is cast on our communities and this page.

The job of these 'celebs' are to water down Islam and THEY KNOW IT. - For a lousy salary. Ask them, and watch body language, ask them about the EXACT reason we do not use the Masjid as the NUCLEUS of the Islamic society? and that includes Politics. Ask them why we they are so afraid of speaking TRUTH - And get ready for the Rehearsed answers and their rhetoric use of hadeeth.

Blogger's Reply:
Brother, You have been ranting for a few days now incoherently and not making any sense. Your last request was to leave and now you are back in, making incoherent and disjoined comments. If you want to say something please ensure that your comments are thoughtful, intelligent and coherent and able all REFRAIN from presumption as it is a Sin. This is Lesson one which you should learn from the Qur’aan. Don’t what you what you are talking about Muftees etc???
AwakeMuslim wrote on 7 Aug 2014
Also you mentioned a link to a speech of sh. imran in which he says that Syrian Jihad is Haram. He gives very good justification. You don't go to Jihad for money. You don't go to Jihad on the orders of non-Muslims to help them fulfill their political goals. You don't become pawns in the hands of these Euro-Jewish zionists just like how Saudis and ex-shareef-e-Mecca (shareef hussain) did it.

Blogger's Reply:
People went to Syria to protect the lives of other Muslims and that is a noble intention.
scud corsair wrote on 9 Aug 2014
Correct brother.
here were you all these years, and when jewish masters signalled , you obliged like a obedient dog
Blogger's Reply:
The comments of students of Shaykh Imran Hosein's students, their evidence of knowledge and their practice of Islamic morality is here for all to see.
Abulrahman wrote on 15 Aug 2014

The thing i dont understand is why we make an separation from sunni and Shiites. When we see that every muslims lives in chaos, we need to unite in to one force. They say Allah C.C and Muhammed s.a.w and we say Allah C.C. and Muhammed s.a.w. Whe are making war and hatred against each other (muslims).We dont have right to judge people, if we dont unit we will live always in misery beneath the kafirs. Btw i'm an sunni from Turkish descent and live in Holland.
Abulrahman wrote on 15 Aug 2014

The thing i dont understand is why we make an separation from sunni and Shiites. When we see that every muslims lives in chaos, we need to unite in to one force. They say Allah C.C and Muhammed s.a.w and we say Allah C.C. and Muhammed s.a.w. Whe are making war and hatred against each other (muslims).We dont have right to judge people, if we dont unit we will live always in misery beneath the kafirs. Btw i'm an sunni from Turkish descent and live in Holland.
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, We join with those who agree with basic Aqaid (principles of Islamic Faith) otherwise we will be joining with every Tom, Dick and Harry
Abdulrahman wrote on 18 Aug 2014
But Shiites aren't Tom, Dick and Harry if you understand what i mean.
Blogger's Reply:
There is a clear distinction between Sunni (Ahlus-Sunnah Wal Jamaaah) and Rafidhees (Shias) otherwise classical Islamic literature and Ulama (including Shaykh Imran Hosein (HA)) won't be using two separate terms would they? They will simply use the all encompassing term "Muslim" but the fact that they chose to differentiate and distinguish proves that there are indeed differences which cannot be simply brushed aside and ignored.
Shahbaz Ali Shaikh wrote on 23 Aug 2014
As Salamoalaikum Rehmatul lahi wa barakatu hu ....
Your views are completely baseless and I don't find any weightage in your article defying Shaikh Imran hosien..Please stop criticizing Good scholars .Fear Allah....jazakallah khairan...

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You are entitled to your opinion and just because you don't understand something doesn't mean that facts are not there. Jazakallahu Khayran
rasheedah wrote on 27 Aug 2014
Salaam @abdulrahmam. Shias have false and filthy believes,in other words you are saying the muslims must join hands with the kufaars, because shias are not muslims if a person believes that shias are muslims the chances are his one of them.
raficq wrote on 7 Oct 2014
whoever from wherever starts lecturing on Islam, you will always see people coming up to shed mud on him.This is the muslim way of behaving, Allah has made us like this!!!
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What a waste of comment space! Nothing substantial to say just "rant"....
Anonymous wrote on 13 Oct 2014
Food for thought about , THE TRAITOR.....A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.
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Please write clearly so the readers can get your point of view. Jzk
Brother IN Islam wrote on 24 Nov 2014
Asalalmualaikum,who ever wrote this article has no idea of what is happening,there hearts are sealed and it is against unification of islam and is promoting isis(gog and magog)ISRAELI issues
please not the situauton in the world:
We muslim will make an alliance with rum as per Hadith of our Beloved Rasool SAW.Russia is the biggest and purest Christain nation.

Who is helping the Palestinians it is the shia(majority)Allah swt has given them from hezobollah etc victory after victory because they are upholding to the truth of unity.Shia some are wrong but still we are brothers and that is the point.we must move forward together not against one another,we "sunni"
are stranded without khalifa and with out a leader ,we need to assume that through the stronger which is the Islamic state of Iran,and it should be without prejudice
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, Have you actually read the original Hadeeth and commentary and done your own research OR simply accepted Shaykh (HA)'s interpretation that Russia is Rum? Be Honest.
Sister wrote on 25 Dec 2014
Unfortunate but true story.
In the early days of my practicing Islam, and not knowing very much about our faith to start with, I would watch as much islamic videos on youtube as possible in order to learn a few things. Imran Hosein, thus became my obsession. Not overreacting! I literally slept every single night listening to his videos for MONTHS.

Little by little, as my knowledge of Islam grew, I began asking myself some questions. It all started with when he mentioned that his books were refuted by many scholars of Islam. I didn't know ANY scholars whatsoever at the time. With nowhere to turn to, and no one to ask I nonetheless, remained clinged on to him and his every word. Then one morning I decided to finally read 1 of his books (the 1 on Dajjal), less than a 1/4 way through I found contradictions with the Quran and usually, verses and ahadith who are taken wayyyyy out of context.
When you listen to his speech, It's not clear or obvious to find faults but when his words are laid out right in front of you, there is I swear, no doubt that he is misguided. May ALLAH guide us all. AMEEN!

This comment is just to clarify to those who were like myself naive and new to Islam to simply understand that this is not an attack on a fellow Muslim brother, but to prevent falsehood from mixing with truth, and so prevent many Muslims from falling into these misguided sects within Islam.
Already there are many many many misguided sects (and preachers/sheikhs) which are not obvious from a first glance and have a very modest and warm speech, yet who I swear will only lead you to hellfire. There are many on youtube, unfortunately. MAY ALLAH PROTECT US! AMEEN!

PS. Watch his video on the explanation of surah Kahf for example.

And asalamu 'alaikum, dear ones :)
Blogger's Reply:
Masha'Allah Sister. He makes Ta'weel of Qur'aan (by his own admission) and doesn't stick to the Tafseer of Scholars of the past.
Rayghaan wrote on 9 Feb 2015
Asalaamu Alaikum. If there are any scholars who are willing to Justify the use of paper money in Islam, please enlighten me, if there are not, then I'll gladly continue to listen to Sheikh Imran Hosein. May Allah SWT guide us to the truth Ameen.
Blogger's Reply:
W.Salam, Let’s start this discussion to another fan and rewrite with the hope to penetrate the mind of a fan in the hope that a valid thought process is used instead of sheer emotion. “Interest (Riba) based” which is bound to fail as per the verses of the Qur’aan. The aspect “paper currency” isn’t Haram by Islamic Scholars because it is merely a medium of exchange I can chose to use American Express for a transaction or my ATM card whatever. I am sure that when Shaykh Imran Hossein flies to another country he doesn’t turn up with a bunch of Gold/Silver coins to purchase his airline ticket! Indian Fiqh Academy had a discussion on the matter with many Islamic Scholars and one of their 17 volumes is dedicated to banking, currency notes etc and you can read the views of various Scholars and what they had to say about “paper currency”. Shaykh Imran Hossein has bigger problems e.g. his declaration of a Hadeeth of Saheeh Bukahri as BOGUS & FABIRCATED, his denial of Raj’m, his declaration that Dajjal lives in UK (somehow London is East of Madina in his view), White people of Europe being Gog/Magog. Problem is that a typical fan of Shaykh is too ignorant of Islamic history, theology and classical Islamic texts to actually counter an argument from Qur’aan & Sunnah…Just a bunch of fanboys/girls! Read through the comments and you will find stupidity upon stupidity and no SOLID COHERENT defence of anything!
Islam Warrior wrote on 27 Feb 2015
We've been replying (different IP`s) and recording every change you make. I've also noticed you are picking and choosing messages you publish from people. ALL of the reasonable answers to your façade have gone unpublished. Am going to take all this information and publish it against you and your mufti, so the world can see what you people really are. Thank you for doing what you did.

PS. You even got rid of your and your mufti`s rubbish about Money/Gold when I made you look silly.
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All comments with Insults are automatically deleted! If you want a discussion with Qur'aan and Sunnah please register on the forum and post all your objections backed by the Qur'aan and Sunnah (Insults will be deleted).
rika wrote on 21 Apr 2015
assalamualaikum wr. wb.

I just want to critisize these words of urs: "Therefore I request everyone to ponder over the words of Shaykh Imran Hossein (HA) and refrain from listening to him or reading his works." If u r so right n the syeikh is so wrong so why don't u present the truth to counter the falsehood u claimed presented by the syeikh (or so called strange views)? To tell u the truth, so far, whenever I found disagreement with the syeikh analysis, all I see is 'the syeikh is like this, like that, his aqeedah bla bla bla...' there is no knowledge from that. I am sorry but I think u have to do better than that if ur intention is to educate muslims or to make da'wah or to prevent us from embracing the falsehood, otherwise ppl might see ur opinion as hate speech n u will not stop anyone from pondering over the words of Shaykh Imran Hossein (HA) and from listening to him or reading his works.
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W.Salam, Since the errors of Shaykh (HA) are pretty severe Muslims must be warned against him.
TruthSeeka TSA wrote on 2 May 2015
AsSalaammualaikum..You got patience dealing with Imran Hoseins fan base. May Allah Reward you brother in this world and the next. He is a deviant without a doubt.

His works are being used to promote Shia/Russian alliance all over the internet in the guise of uniting the Ummah. The Majoosi Rabbis in Iran need that supply of Weapons from Russia flowing. Weapons that will be used against Muslims.
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W-Salam...Re-writing the whole blog and making it easier to follow...Please see above.Jzk
shafiq wrote on 27 Jun 2015
Aoa.First of all, this blog is intresting but you have been thinking in a typical way I.e I am Sunni from ahl e sunnat and rest everyone is kafir.Can you say loud and clear, shias are kafir, the next step should be a fatwa from you or one of your friend....what will follow is it's justifiable to kill them...so please clarify are Shia Muslims or not.
Blogger's Reply:
W.Salam...Can you say LOUD & CLEAR that you don't know how to read and want to put words in my Mouth?
abdullah wrote on 21 Jul 2015
Imran deviant hosein praises the Khabeeth Khumeini (3) (A Kafir Shi'i) and calls him with Rahimahullah.

According to Imran Hosein:
"1 day like a year" refers to British Era
"1 Day Like a month" refers to US Era
"1 Day Like a week" refers to Israel "E-currency"
in the hadith: The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, "The time of the Dajjal will be forty years; one year like half a year, one year like a month, and one month like a week. The rest of his days will pass so quickly that if one of you were at one of the gates of Madinah, he would not reach the other gate before evening fell."

Someone asked, "O Messenger of Allah, how will we pray in those shorter days?" He said, "Work out the times of prayer in the same way that you do in these longer days, and then pray."

He completely skipped the last part of the hadith, to explain his "Whims and Desires!
Shabeer Basheer wrote on 27 Aug 2015
Assalaamu Alaikum .....

"And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided. And remember the favor of Allah upon you"

..... sadly it is the case amongst us.
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, If you can show a single Authentic Sunni Tafseer of this verse from a history of Islam which dictates that (serious doctrinal) disagreements should be put aside, I shall be grateful. O Wait! the fanboys and girls of Shaykh Imran (HA) can't usually read Arabic (mostly) and have no knowledge of classical Tafaseer of the Qur'aan. I said "usually" if you are different please reply.
Haneef wrote on 30 Aug 2015
Assalamu Alaykum Br Blogger.

Let us assume we live in Disneyland and you are very comfortable on how your life is right now. Let us assume you never heard of any bombings and killings in your entire life. Let us assume Allah the Almighty bestowed on you the knowledge to see in peoples hearts whether they are truthfull and live a pious life.
Now!!! While you can say Sheikh Imran is a deviant who is dangerous and don't follow aqeedah and want and try to brainwash people and you try and make today's paper money halaal, how is it that you still support this paper which is worthless and cause countries right accross the globe to plunged in missery and poverty. Do you know it is this papermoney that is causing this whole world to be parallized and being slaves of few money masters who control every thing, they decide which banks must open and which ones must close. They decide what must get channeled on Tv. They decide which bomb they gonna bomb tommorow and which house they gonna destroy with woman and children and some other men inside. It is this same money masters who took this paper they created for the last 150 years and change it for all the barrels of oil in your Prophets country for free. Now you still telling me this paper is halaal and want to talk about Imran Hosein the deviant. Man you carry on dreaming in your small little heaven in Disneyland, we are moving on.
Salaam Brother.
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam Dear Commentator, Before writing it is usually advised to read what is written and then respond to the points of contentions...We can agree to disagree (no problems)...But when the Blog says A and the answer is Z there is nothing to discuss, is there?
rayhan wrote on 20 Sep 2015
Assalamualaikum. ...It is very new to me about Imran Nazar Hosein, although I read one of his books several years ago. That's "Jerusalem in the Holy Quran".....I have been his fan since then. ...But this post sounds different.....if you give post here or link of posts (if posted before) about imran nazar hosein's view or aqeedah on Ahl e Hadith, Tableegh jaamat, and on Zihad. .It will b help ful ....finally who wants to follow a person without knowing her/him.
Mohamed wrote on 24 Nov 2015
Salaam to all my brothers and sisters in the deen, first of all I don't agree with a lot of sects within the Muslim ummah after all only one is going to jannah inshallah, but I do give credit to sheikh Imran hoseins as he is clever and looks deep into the actual meanings of the teachings of Muhammad peace be upon him and the surahs of the Quran, while other scholars muftis or whatever fancy names they give to themselves hide like pure cowards scared of the kafur will say to the true teachings of Islam thus pleasing the kafur rather than our creator at least Imran speaks the truth, the rest of the ummah hide like little cowards trying to protect there pathetic little lives but remember while you hide like cowards you can say what you like but our creator knows what you hide in you hearts
Blogger's Reply:
W.Salam. Accusation, Suspicion, Slander is sin in Islam and 100% Haram...You don't know what others do so save yourself from a sin. There isn't a single person who has made an Intelligent, Academic refutation of anything, just abuse, slander, bad language, accusations etc. People should read comments and see the true colors of those defending the Shaykh!
Mohamed wrote on 28 Nov 2015
Salaam to my brothers and sisters in the deen, I would like to say that yes you are absolutely right suspision and slander is a sin, so if you don't agree with 100% with another Muslim there is no need to try to indirectly imply they are not Muslim or indirectly accuse a person of commiting an haram act and sin, just remember we are all brothers and sisters in Islam and throughout the glorious Quran our creator Allah swt has promised he will enlighten us on what matters we differed verily Allah never fails in his promise, so in the meantime let's hold steadfast to the rope of Allah inshallah unite as a ummah, you will not be judged for another persons deeds or for what there opinion was let us unite as the ummah of our beloved prophet Muhammad saw show patience and don't try discredit others which you do not agree with only Allah swt holds the knowledge of the unseen
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, Lets try explaining something to you again slowly and in very simple English and make dua to Allah (SWT) that you understand....I have DISAGREED with Shaykh Imran (HA) on the basis of evidence and in consultation with Scholars, I have NOT insulted him, NOT humiliated him, NOT disrespected him BUT disagreed with him ACADEMICALLY....You and the rest of his fanboys are loud mouth ignoramuses who are are full of slander and backbiting...NOT ONE OF YOU is capable of countering the arguments Academically and stating what you disagree with and on which evidence...More and more suspicion, slander and disrespect but nothing ACADEMIC. If there is ANYTHING disrespectful to the Shaykh in the Blog or comments, point it to me...If you have ANYTHING Academic present it otherwise take your RIDICULOUS IRRELEVANT RUBBISH and waste someone else's time!
Amine wrote on 18 Dec 2015
You need no compliment and I am not here far that, since Allah knows our intention for which we will answer. Ignorance and 'asabiya are two things that damage blind followers no matter the first name of their cheikh. I have a predicament with el Mahdi.. Do you mind confirming that indeed el Mahdi's mother's name is Amina. Jazakallah Kul Kheir. Salam
Blogger's Reply:

Here is Masha'Allah a very good summary of Ahadeeth (narrations) and their analysis on the subject:


Amine wrote on 12 Jan 2016
I appreciate your mention of Irshad.org where I was able to compare both views about Al Mahdi, and was satisfied with the Sunnis aspect knowing that Imam No. 11 (H. Al Askari) did hide the birth of the 12th Imam.. even when people do not even agree on the name of the mother, a few called her Suzanne, which is another story.
I am again seeking your help looking for a title or a reliable link where I could verify the authenticity of Ahadith...Why? too many charlatans (pseudo Muslims) who are using weak and even false hadiths to please their masters...and are creating confusion between the youth ...Jazak-Allahu Kheir and Salam
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, Please see this...www.irshad.org/islam/prophecy/mahdi.htm

Anonymous wrote on 24 Jan 2016
Why do you think tha SIH always defends Russia? It really looks like that SIH is more friendly with Orthodox Christians then muslims, which is strange, even though the quran says: "O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.".
Blogger's Reply:
Please listen to the latest Blog about the talk from his students. Clear Kuf'r!
Ahsan wrote on 10 Feb 2016
You are wasting your time blogger, preach islam, or the right interpretation, conduct or perspective if you have any, instead of finding fault in other people and judging them. Imran is definitely not misleading anyone, everyone have their own intellect to choose and ignore whatever they like, if i go watch his videos i do so because i like to, no one is forcing me to watch his lectures, if you think his views don't match yours, please ignore and move on.
Blogger's Reply:
Another fan with nothing substantial to say. If you have anything factual or evidence please share it...Otherwise there are plenty of places where you can go for your rant!
Amine wrote on 14 Feb 2016
The recent post from Ahsan indicates a blind 'asabiya that created the schism that has shredded the heart of the ummma in many small pieces. When imran argues in making his point by discarding our Cor'an, when he states that soon a muslim city will be taken by Russia, when he defends criminals, when he commercially take side with those who consider sunni as kufr, when he warmly defends those whose creed is based on lies, when he defends those who believe that Masjid Al Quds does not exist on earth but elsewhere, when he defends people who insult wife and prophet's companions. one has to right to question how knowledgeable and truthful this da'i is.. enough said..One of Allah's Name is HAQ. Salam
Ahsan wrote on 15 Feb 2016
Ok perfect, amine and blogger keep up the good work :)Let's make this world a better place by discriminating people!
Blogger's Reply:
Your comment has been approved just to show that you have nothing constructive to add to the subject.

Zalkifl wrote on 11 Mar 2016
Dear brother, let me correct you; I listened to video of Imran Hussain in which he clearly opposed Shias specially about Mahdi that Mahdi could not be a Shia and he gave reason thereto that Mahdi will a Sunni Muslim, and he also opposed Shias regarding their extremist belief. he clearly opposed Shias. I found his views truthful logically and reasonably.
Lets be honest, Shaikh Imran dislike some countries such Soudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, America, England and all other pro-Israel and pro-America countries. It is an outright truth that Soudi Arabia is a puppet of America and Israel. Why Soudi doesn't attack Israel instead of attacking Yemen, Syria? Why Soudi doesn't support Palestinians instead of donating and backing the pro-Israel Dayishi forces. Dayesh and Taliban are two sister groups. Dayesh helped Pakistan in donating and backing Taliban and now it is backing Dayish. It should be clearly noted that Taliban and Dayish are the biggest factors of Muslim Umma destruction. Taliban attacked Afghanistan and did a lot of Fasad and they caused the westerners attack on Afghanistan. and Dayish is causing the westerners (American, France....) attack on Syria. Taliban and Dayish are Fitnas created by westerners with the support of Soudi Wahabis in order to demolish Muslim Umma. Lets be truthful, there are several Arab countries which are opulent and rich such as Soudi, Kuwait etc.., my question is why don't they attack Israel instead of creating all these ruthless Dayish and Taliban forces for causing war in Muslim countries? Are Syrians or Afghans more worse than Jews? or are they not Muslims? the truth is that Soudi Arabi, Kuwait, Qatar etc are all puppets of Israel and America. No one is perfect, may be Imran Hussain is not right on some issues but he is perfectly truthful on his views regarding Arabs being puppets of Israel and America. I have noticed lots of other Muslim scholars misinterpreting some verses and Ahadith so don't merely criticize Shaikh Hussain for his views. I am an Afghan living in Afghanistan. There is no reason to allow war in Afghanistan as most of the Sunna of the Prophet PBUH are practiced here, people are practicing Islam more than any other Muslim country even better than you Arabs! then what is this war for? and Taliban emerge from no where. here is the truth; Taliban are brought to Afghanistan from Pakistan in helicopters, it has been noticed by people.
Blogger's Reply:
The Aqeedah (doctrinal) foundation of Islam is based upon Qur’aan and Sunnah and not the ever changing and shifting political landscape or realties of our world e.g. before 1947 Pakistan didn’t exist and after independence it had the right to choose to side with USSR so would our “Islamic Aqeedah” change based on shifting political alliances? Shifting political realities are indeed real and we do need to be aware of them (of course) but my Aqeedah is of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal_Jamaat and it comes first. The problem with Shaykh Imran Hossein and his fans is that they base their opinion based on current (political climate) e.g. read the comments before yours…The “MORON” is saying lol about marriage to a 6 year old because it is the political climate he is used to i.e. marrying a 6 year old is paedophilia, we need to look at a Qur’aan and Hadeeth and actually determine at what age Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) married Sayyida Aisha (RA) and whatever that age is WE HAVE NOTHING to apologise for to the world BECAUSE that marriage was deemed fit by Allah Ta’ala…Do you get my drift?
uu wrote on 12 Mar 2016
so you would marry a 6 years old???? lol
Blogger's Reply:
Why would I do that? IF you would have read the entire discussion thoroughly you would have realized that there are many things which are specific to Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and not me or you so lets think about this...1) Do you sit in a cave for days meditating? IF not do you deny that Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) meditated in the cave of Hira? 2) Do you have 11 or more wives? IF not do you deny that Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) did? 3) Do you cohabit with all 11+ of your wives in ONE night with ONE Ghusl? IF not do you deny that Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) did...I am sure that even a MORON like you would get the picture...."lol"
balance1 wrote on 19 Mar 2016
Salaam brother
I agree with a lot of pints you have made, but many of the hadeeths on dajjal are confusing
If you have any articles or books on the end times then please do share to increase our understanding as we might fail in the fitna of dajjal because have no or lack proper knowledge. May allah guide us all to the straight path and grant us light and wisdom to understand his and his rasul(saw) word. amen
Salaam and Regards all the way from Australia
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, Knowledge is important but is it knowledge or is it Faith (Eeemaan) which will save people from Dajjal, first and foremost? What do you think? Jzk
balance1 wrote on 24 Mar 2016
W-Salam, Knowledge is important but is it knowledge or is it Faith (Eeemaan) which will save people from Dajjal, first and foremost? What do you think? Jzk

Of course it is Iman and noor from Allah that will save us from that fitna, there are plenty of Muslims with knowledge but no noor and iman unforunately, and that has destroyed our Ummah

But knowledge is also crucial because a person with noor and no knowledge is vulnerable to the taunts of shaitan and loss of that noor/iman

wa salaam
Abu Hamza al-Hindi wrote on 25 Mar 2016
Assalam wa Alaikum
Dear Blogger,
As far as I can understand from exchanges on this blog, you have an intense disliking for Shias. Thus Imran Hosein is a fit candidate for your criticism. You choose to criticize out of proportion only because the shaikh has a soft corner for the Shias. That the Shias are herectics is a known fact. But it needs to be mentioned politely to them to keep the door open for their coming back to Islam. The Shaikh exactly does this.
Now regarding the debate of whether the Prophet's (saws) marraige to Aisha when she was 6 years old, being fabricated or not, is an opinion which has been allowed by the author himself, that is Imam Bukhari who has categorically stated that if you find anything which is in conflict with the Quran,then throw it away. Imran Hosein is merely repeating his terms as he finds the hadith contradictory to the spirit of the Quran(his personal view and not mine). Now when the collector of the hadiths has given him the authority who are you and me to judge?
Secondly, my next door neighbour is a Hindu and i disagree with all his ideas on Polytheism. However if I am to mention this repeatedly to him , I would be creating needless enmity. But surely I get moments whereby i dont fail to show him that polytheism is not the ideal way. I am giving you an example so that you can grasp my point. Osama bin laden was definitely correct in his assertions that the Saudi regime need to be overhauled. He sacrificed his wealth,family and life for this noble cause of establishing Islam politically as an independent entity,not taking orders from america. I favour him on this belief. However look what he has done. He has chosen such a notorious useless and counter productive path, that ordinary Muslims are becoming targets of revenge. Did he ever think of his 1.6 billion brothers and sisters?
The answer is a resounding "No". So just having a correct aqeedah ( while being must) is not enough. Your actions should reflect that correctness. Hence although the jihadis who are sacrificng their lives fighting Bashar Assad are also not realizing that they are pawns in the hands of bigger powers. When the shaikh mentions "yankee jihad" he probably means a jihad hijacked by the yankees. So what would you do blogger if you are the pilot of a hijacked plane? Continue flying it or try to abort the flight?
Lastly Imran Hosein is tying to rejuvinate a subject of utmost importance and relevant to us in the modern world. Because this is the world we live in and interact. Just mentioning traditions over and over again will cause the common confused Muslims to evolve a negative image of the traditions itself ( which is itself highly disrespecting and would probably cause them to deviate).But then you would also be held partly responsible for their deviation since you did not use hikmat to convince them. Imran Hosein is utmost careful in this matter. he combines traditions with logic and applies them to current world events and in the process reminds the Muslims about great traditions of the Prophet and knowledge of the Quran qhich otherwise we seldom take pain to learn. What a beautiful approach! Nowadays I find most people not even signing up to hear the full lecture at Friday prayers and arriving at the mosque just 5 min before the start of Khutbah. However I find the same people glued to hours of videos of the shaikh.
So maybe instead of complaining and babbling repeatedly about aqeedah( like the Hindu Brahmins chant hymn in Pujas ranting throughout) I think you should find a more suitable approach my brother, to actually instill aqeedah in your readers.
Thanks and Regards,
jazakhallah Khair,
Abu Hamza al-Hindi
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, No I don't have intense dislike for anyone but I have disagreement with the Shia so your assessment and presumptuous conclusions are off the mark. In Islamic Shariah disagreement is not only permissible but ever present and our Academia is filled with disagreements and there is no problem with that. In the case of Shaykh Imran (HA) it is not just the disagreement but the mannerism and theatrics which accompany the disagreement e.g. his comments about a Hadeeth in Saheeh Bukhari being "BOGUS" and "WORTHY OF BEING DISCARDED IN A GARBAGE BIN" are neither very Sufi like nor polite...I as a Hanafi disagree with many Ahadeeth in Saheeh Bukhari and I have NEVER heard or read a Scholars who declares these narrations "BOGUS" and "WORTHY OF A GARBAGE CAN"...Perhaps all you fan boys and girls have become so blind that a direct attack on one of the most authentic treasures of Islam (doesn't bother you) but it bothers us! Such language is careless and not careful at all. Furthermore, he continues to degrade Scholars by saying that they do nothing but eat Halwa (and Roti Chinai etc)...He has the right to express his views and he has the right to disagree but your entire post is POLAR OPPOSITE to what he says on Camera
Abu Bakr Isbani wrote on 25 Mar 2016
Assalamualaikum, I know about Imran Hossein for long time ago and finally I got dissapointed with him when he interpreted the hadith about "Rums alliance with muslims" as muslims making an alliance with Russia.

Imran Hossein looks to me like an intelligent person, with some good points of view if you accept his "opinions" with an "open mind" mentallity (not beeing strict with his "naming the things") but with this last interpretation it has been enougth for me.

Many times I have noticed that he has some points of view about "history" really missguided, at least from my points of view, I would say he is very superficial at his historical knowledge, wrong, and a follower of legends contradicted by facts and research. But saying about the "rums" that our beloved Profet (saws) was talking about we will make an allyance would be the ones from the Church of Moscú is ridiculous. żWhy not the ortodox christians from Middel Est churchs, why not the orthodox church of Ucraina, Kiev, but especifically, why and how can you say that a Church created by Stalin and their marxist ubeliever kaffirs, still headed as it was from the begining by NKVD, KGB torturers of jew ascendent is the Church that muslim are going to ally, it's a joke or something worse, that I'll dont say as you teach me that is forbidden to have bad thinkings about a brother. So, maybe he doesn't knows what the Church of Moscu really is. But. if you don't know, better stop talking, specially in public, as you can damage many.

About the sad war in Syria, I have no words about this Bashar al Assad (I think it would be haram), I would never fihgt with terrorist but I think, excuse me, that Imran Hossein, at least, should had say that fighting for Bashar al Assad is haram because, at least it's clear to me, he was the one who started killing muslims.
Patience, the truth wil be known and victory will come, maybe not as soon as we would like.
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, I agree with you mostly in principle. He has views which we can agree or disagree with but I am discussing the mannerism and his articulation. He clearly declares narrations of Saheeh Bukhari to be "BOGUS" and "WORTHY OF GARBAGE BIN", how can he say that? I don't know any Muslim Scholar (past or present) who uses such language for a Hadeeth (which they disagree with)...To me that is a bigger problem than merely agreeing or disagreeing with views about a certain church or an alliance. Shaykh Imran (HA) is presenting his views and we can analyze and agree (or disagree) but it gives him no right to use such language against one of the most authentic compilations of Islam.
Muddassar wrote on 10 Apr 2016
Dear Blogger
Who are you? What is your identity. Why are you hiding behind the cloak of anonymity while Sk Imran Hussain is open with his ideas. His videos can be seen in Youtube and other channels. But you where are you? and if you are hiding....who gave you the authority so say such an idiotic things against a respectable and well known shaikh because of your hatred of humanity. You should rather limit yourself to trolling on internet and yt videos but do not issue fatwas because that is a crime.
Blogger's Reply:
Please make some substantive points otherwise logoff and take a break! Nothing to answer in your comments; just silly rants...
Imran Khan wrote on 12 Apr 2016
You know nothing !
Blogger's Reply:
Another "intelligent" fan of Shaykh Imran has intellectually contributed to the discussion...
Brother Ahmad wrote on 21 Apr 2016
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

I appreciate that you have taken the time to criticize Sh. Imran, this criticism is well needed in order for the Muslims to make their own choice in understanding what is correct. However, Sh. Imran is a learned scholar who has studied at multiple Universities, he has studied various topics of Islam and he has also studied more modern subjects such as economics.

Let me start by saying that I am respectfully disagreeing with you, I am not trying to attack you in anyway, I am simply trying to discuss with you what you have written above. When I write in capital letters, I am not expressing my anger, rather I am emphasizing on the topic.

First, let us clear this up. I have listened to many, many lectures in which Sh. Imran says clearly, that the dajjal is trying to create a war between the Shia and Sunni, more specifically in Pakistan (and indirectly throughout the world). Sh. Imran says that we musnt'nt call someone kafir, we are not allowed to declare the Shia non-Muslim, this is what the dajjal wants. The DAJJAL WANTS US TO CREATE A WAR WITHIN OURSELVES, THE DAJJAL WANTS US TO BE DIVIDED WITHIN OUR UMMAH, HE WANTS US TO HAVE MANY SECTS IN ISLAM. This is why Sh. Imran says that we shouldn't accuse the Shia of being non-Muslims.

We CANNOT, let me repeat, WE CANNOT accuse someone (in this case the Shia) of being a kafir.

We know this because of two hadith:

1) "Withhold [your tongues] from those who say `There is no god but Allah' --- do not call them kafir. Whoever calls a reciter of `There is no god but Allah' as a kafir, is nearer to being a kafir himself.'' (Tabarani, reported from Ibn Umar)

2) Abu Zarr reported that the Holy Prophet said: No man accuses another man of being a sinner, or of being a kafir, but it reflects back on him if the other is not as he called him.'' (Bukhari, Book of Ethics; Book 78, ch. 44)

If you declare the Shia Muslims kafir, while the Shia recite the Shahada, you are closer to being a kafir than they are.

Moving on to the next point, which regards stoning. Sh. Imran gives a 2-hour lecture explaining the punishment for zina, and all you can conclude is that he is denouncing it? At what point in the video does Sh. Imran denounce it? Exactly, Sh. Imran doesn't denounce it.

Next, Sh. Imran says that in a day which is like a year and in a day which is like a month dajjal will be a system, when a day is like a week THEN dajjal will be physical. Please watch the video on Sh. Imran talking about Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu a'lahiwasalam) pointing east. He gives a LONG lecture on that topic. Do some research because you sound you are humiliating yourself when you write a blog like above. Sh. Imran has discussed the hadith about the Prophet pointing to the west, so please check it out.

Lastly, when just because there was no ISIS in 2013 doesn't mean Sh. Imran was talking about ISIS, he was talking about this hadith:

Abu Huraira said Prophet Mohammad صلى الله عليه وسلم said: "The Euphrates (River) will recede revealing a mountain of gold and silver. If you are alive (at that time), do not approach it." (Nuaim ibn Hammad's Kitab Al-Fitan)

The euphrates river flows through Syria, and the gold refers to petrodollar. According to Sh. Imran, the hadith above proves why Muslims should not fight in Syria.

Disclaimer: What I have written above is not my opinion, I am only clarifying what Sh. Imran has said. I am in no position to state my own opinion.

With all due respect, I shall now await your response.
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, The problem with fans is their maniacal support for their superstar. You state that this is not your opinion but what you have learned from the Shaykh so what makes you think that I have not consulted Scholars (of Hadeeth) before posting on the blog? Secondly, NOBODY the dispute with the Shia is of Aqeedah and there is a consensus of opinion on the matter i.e. Scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah Wal-Jamaah disagree with Shia <<>>As far as the issue of Takfeer is concerned than you are sadly mistaken and we can go into the analysis of Hadeeth of Tabarani but a common sense example is that of Qadiyanees who are declared KAAFIR <<>> by consensus of Scholars and they do believe in a single God. Similarly is the case of many sects of Shias (some, not all) who have exceeded all bounds of difference e.g. Alawite, there are also Druze in Lebanon and many others sects who although proclaim their belief in one God but are indeed "Not Muslims". If you were to read through and research genuine Scholars of Islam you will come across many such examples. Lets now turn to Pre-ISIS (Syria)...When it comes to Syria, Bashar Al-Asaad was (and is) killing innocent Muslims by the thousands, those in Syria had no choice but to engage, only someone who has no knowledge of ground reality or absence of Islamic knowledge would decry that people should merely submit themselves as meek sheep (and get their throats slit by a Tyrant in their homes) <<>> I am not discussing ISIS but genuine Syrian resistance by Syrian citizens etc whose homeland has been usurped, their blood has been spilled, and their honor desecrated. I don't know which Islamic Scholarship you follow but one has to defend oneself and one's family whether oppression is occurring in Syria or Tibet or wherever, this is an Islamic, legal and a commonsense position and recognized by International law.
Maryam wrote on 23 Apr 2016
Assalamualaykum brother,

I respect your post and agree with the doubt regarding Imran Hosein. I have nothing to debate in relation to your post, the evidence is quite clear.

The only thing I would like to respectfully point out, is your manner in responding to ignorant or simple-minded comments. I feel that your responses are too sarcastic and impolite, especially when responding to the revert brother- it is in fact the disdain from born Muslims, that is often cited by reverts as a difficulty experienced when converting to Islam.

If the revert brother has erred please respond gently and politely, so that the brother feels that any further unintentional mistakes on your behalf are from you as a person, rather than Islam as a religion.

Honestly, I hope I don't receive that sort of reply because it would disappoint me immensely. I only mean to advise. Please keep in mind the following hadith of our beloved Messenger (Peace and blessings be upon him):

Abű Hurayrah relates that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should speak a good word or remain silent. And whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his neighbor. And whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day should show hospitality to his guest.” [ Sahîh al-Bukhârî and Sahîh Muslim ]
Blogger's Reply:
W-Salam, I have over 2 decades of experience in dealing with Muslims and Reverts across multiple continents. I am not perfect and I do make mistakes however the mannerism of Shaykh Imran (HA)'s fanboys and fan girls is diabolical to say the least! There is no harm in disagreeing with someone but there is genuine harm in agreeing with someone without understanding. Most of these comments (which you refer) are bereft of intelligence, analysis and research on classical Islamic text doesn't matter if its a Revert or a 45 year old born Muslim making them, its unfortunate but true. There cannot be an intellectual response to "fans" because they are delusional in their fandom.
eliz wrote on 27 Apr 2016
If you see that someone has slipped, correct him,pray for him and don't help shaytaan against him (by insulting him).
Umar Ibn Al-Khattab (RA)
Tafsir Al-Qurtubi (v.15, P.256)
Blogger's Reply:
The insulting is a figment of your imagination. Disagreement is not insulting.
Ripon wrote on 26 May 2016
Who thinks Syria attack bu Saudi is not attack on muslims they should get some guidences from Quran, may Allah correct your thinkings. In Syria Bashar al asad gong is not only group of man, there are many righteous muslims too who are still human being. If Saudi gong's plan was to remove Bashar, they would somehow penetrate in Bashar's house and can kill him, but without doing so, they are kinning innocent people.
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I don't understand what you are saying but Jzk
Suhail Madar wrote on 26 May 2016
Asalamu Aleikom
Dear bro Khan,

I have read your article and all your comments. I have been watching Sh. Imran lectures for the past few years now. I tried every where to come across one scholar who would prove him wrong. Islamic scholarship is in a miserable state in whichour Ulama can not recognise the "Shirk" in our political system.

For example:

You want to present us the strange views of Shaikh Imran while you can not recognise the strangeness in going into war with who say our Loard is Allah and Mohamed is his Messenger. Put a side what they say about Aisha (RA) and Khulafa al rashidiin.

If the kingdom declares war on Israel and orders airstrikes to free the Sunni palestians oppressed by Israel instead of bombing Poor Yemen than I would say the Kingdom's claim to the truth against the Shia is atleast honest.

As much as the kingdom's claim to the truth over Iran is far from what it seems your disagreement with the Sheikh has no base at all.
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W-Salam, You think that just because I "disagree" with Shaykh Imran, I must support Saudi Arabia as the standard bearer of truth. There are many like you who think that only "Salafees" disagree with Shaykh Imran and he himself keeps saying that in his Videos. This is a grave misunderstanding. There are tons of Muslims who are Hanafi, Sufi, disagree with Shaykh Imran and absolutely don't agree or support Saudia at all. Take a good look at the blog before making that (false) connection.
Jafar wrote on 12 Jun 2016
Assalaamu Alaykum,
MashaAllah I find most online "discussions" repugnant and characterised by ignorance but I congratulate this blog on maintaining dignity and adherence to sound evidence. Sheikh IH has some interesting views but you have put some of those views them to the test with clarity.
I am in no position to give an opinion either way but inshaAllah we may benefit from whatever scholarly evidences you may be able to provide. Perhaps your discussion should be with Sheikh IH directly?
My only question is what is your opinion of the sayings of those respected Sunni scholars who counselled against fermenting internal conflict in Syria - the so called revolution - and who warned that such bloodshed would only lead to worse oppression and greater harm to the ummah. Would you agree or disagree that in this sense Sheikh IH is at least partly right in calling this a "phoney" jihad ?
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W-Salam, Bashar has attacked his local population with chemical weapons and tried to brutally suppress them. Right to save your live and resist genocide is enshrined in International Law and accepted by Islam. The uprising was local and initiated by citizens of Syria against a Tyrant. Later, foreign elements got involved and you have to be stupid to back foreign elements like Daesh (and we never have from the beginning). But to call the resistance of local population against genocide “phony Jihad” is ridiculous! As far as “some Scholars” giving an opinion for local population to stay away (and thus get slaughtered) is subject to discussion, throughout history there have always been people who advised against resisting some sincerely and some with other motives…What can we say, let History judge them or better Allah Ta’ala judge them. Bashar is a Tyrant and just because Daesh is an equal monster in barbarity doesn’t take away the right of Syrian people to resist being slaughtered.
Subiya wrote on 21 Jul 2016
As salaamualaikum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu brother in islam.. I choose not to support nor stand against any ulema because seriously we do not even qualify to do so. These people have given their entire life for the pursuit of knowledge. Besides, it's Allah's decision alone to punish or reward someone. We are muslims and thereby submit to Allah's will. I once heard Shaikh Hamza Yusuf most rightly say that it is easier for Allah to announce an entire group of people as believers than announcing a single person as kafir.That is why we are not entitled to differentiate people as muslims and as kafirs. That is what Shaikh Imran Hosein is doing. When Allah orders the angels to release all the believers from hell, he adds that anyone who holds iman even of the size of a mustard seed be removed from hell and be allowed to dwell in heaven. We do not know what is in the heart's of men , only Allah alone knows what resides in their hearts. There by, only He- Allah azza wajjal can judge human beings. A very simple question we should all ask ourselves is "who are we to judge someone? Especially someone who has given his entire life to the pursuit of knowledge!" Jazakallahu khair.
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W,Salam....No idea what you have just said and what you meant but publishing your comments anyways...
Zunaid saley wrote on 27 Jul 2016
A good scholar or mufti should be able to answer stupid questions with hikmah and tact not with defensive abusive and degrading answers.Yes we are common laymen unlike yourself so its clear that asking you a stupid question is answered with stupid replies.mufti teaching is a methodology which needs study otherwise u will remain a vessel of knowledge but not many will benefit from that vessel
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So you admit that the questions being asked are stupid, that's good. Please try asking an intelligent and detailed question and I will seek a reply from Scholars. Fanboys & Girls who are neither smart nor well read don't deserve the time to be responded to...This entire comment section is a good reflection of the Intellectual capacity of Shaykh's fanboys & girls.
Tern wrote on 30 Jul 2016
I want to point out some mistakes you made in your article (this is not a forum so I'll try to make it short):

First of all, Imran Hosein never said that Dajjal was a system, instead he said that before Dajjal appears as an human being in "a day like ours days", he will be released during 3 stages (a day like a year, month and week...) but during this time we will not be able to see him in the same way we cannot see djinns and malaika.

Now on Gog & Magog, you took one quote from "Jerusalem in the Quran" (when the sheikh wrote an entire book about the subject) and you tried to refute that European Jews are Gog & Magog but the sheikh never reduced Gog & Magog to European Jews. If you have read his book about Gog & Magog, it is clear that he is referring to the nations of modern western civilization and not simply European Jews.
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Gibril wrote on 2 Aug 2016
Salam Alaikum brother, you are very patient replying to each and every comment and not rising to some of the insults that you have been receiving may ALLAH reward you. I thought that worth saying. I will keep my opinions on this matter to myself. Salam Alaikum to all brothers and sisters.
hasnain wrote on 8 Aug 2016

Interesting discussion going on here. Allow me to add my perspective on his views.

I used to be a "fanboy" of IH however I was kicked out of the IH facebook discussion group (run by his students, I believe) for saying boycotting Israeli goods is legitimate and IH is wrong for saying Muslims should not do so as his own logic proves him that BDS is justified.

After this, I reevaluated his other claims and statements which further disillusioned me from him. The chief among them was his views about the Ottoman empire. I agree with him that the hadith he mentions likely refers to the "end-times" and not the conquest centuries ago but to insult the Ottoman empire and make baseless claims about them is what turned me off from him. Sure they weren't perfect but IH's attempts to make them out to be villains is disappointing.

Anyways, I fully agreed with him on the Dajjal hadith until I read the full hadith you have posted. His Dajjal system ("Day like a year, etc") explanation was convincing but now I will stick to the orthodox (literal) explanation unless a better one can be given. The one thing I agree with him about is the fact that the bad right eye (in physical reality) will be representative of dajjal's nonexistent taqwa. Perhaps there is also some truth to the "3 period" interpretation but I no longer believe the island in the hadith refers to britain. Again, unless a better explanation is provided.

I can see why his interpretation on Gog and magog is convincing. To be clear, he says Gog and magog is the ruling system in the present world (aka modern godless civilisation) which the EU jews, in alliance with certain christians, control. Many things makes it seem as if they are already released except for the hadith concerning Isa (AS) and mount Tur. Perhaps there is a way to reconcile this apparent contradiction? Anyways, whoever is right will be proven in the future and I will withhold judgment on it.

Concerning iran and russia, I feel that in his quest to get muslims to make an alliance (based on the rum hadith) with the latter he overlooks their negative sides and that of their leaders. Ironically, he tries to explain away the fact that Rum will then become our enemy by saying that that Rum is different from Russia Rum (*rolls eyes*).

Personally, I believe that an alliance will happens as said in the hadith. Difference of Aqeeda does not prevent Muslims from making treaties and/or alliances with others. But inevitably, the alliance can only be on the basis of mutual goals not brotherhood.

His view concerning the shia is this:
Sunnis still have not come to a conclusive agreement on whether or not shias are Muslims therefore it is wrong to label them kafir without conclusive proof. You would certainly disagree with this but it is undeniable there is a lot of disagreement on this topic. A discussion needs to be held on which orthodox scholars of the past and present agree and disagree with labeling shias kafir. In any case, IH certainly does not praise shiaism itself and has spoken out against there beliefs.

I agree with Mr. al-hindi on what IH's views on Syria are. In the videos I watched, he specifically said that he acknowledges Assad as a tyrant who Syrians genuinely wanted to remove from power. Yet the armed rebellion (even before ISIS) cannot be supported b/c it was funded, designed, provoked (using agent provacateurs) and continues to be supported by Zionists and their puppets. For this reason he does not view it as a legitimate jihad. The real test for him is if he and his supporters can be shown genuine armed opposition and see if they still claim they're illegitimate.

On the Aisha (Ra) hadith he believes that anything which goes against the Quran should not be considered true. But then again, this was a marriage ordained by Allah (Swt) and is specific to Rasulullah (Saws).

Similarly, considering stoning he says that the verses revealed in the Quran concerning lashes abrogated the stoning. According to him, stoning was from the jewish texts and was followed until Allah (Swt) sent down a better ruling, i.e. 100 lashes. I do not know whether this is true so it would be great if anyone could point me to a discussion on this.

I agree that his view on voting is absurd but his economic have a measure of validity. It is difficult to say if paper money in and of itself is haraam. It is simply an accepted medium of exchange just like gold. But as someone who has studied economics, I concur that it is more easily manipulable and that it is better to use a commodity backed currency. Not a commodity only one though as IH seems to propose.

Anyways, these are my thoughts (ramblings?) on IH. Interested to hear your response.
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W.Salam....Shaykh IH makes Ta’weel of Qur’aan and Hadeeth independent of the analysis and commentary offered by the earlier Muslims. This is the fundamental problem. Those around him are not versed in classical Islamic knowledge to actually check back as to what the classical Islamic Scholars have said about a subject. The foundation of those around him are his words and then they look at 1400+ years of Islamic Scholarship with those tainted glasses. What should happen is that a person should build upon the classical Islamic Literature and also apply to Modern political and geographical reality. There have been many sects and groups in Islam who made Ta’weel (independent) of the earlier interpretation. The Baataniyyah were famous for this, they believed that verses of Qur’aan and Hadeeth had inner (Batin) meanings which only they had access to and everybody else interpreted based on Dhaahir (external, superficial) meanings, does this ring a bell to anyone? I am not saying that Shaykh IH and his fan club is Baataniyyah but just mentioning historical context. The issue with Ta’weel is that it is largely based on Guesswork of individual or individuals so sometimes Guesswork is correct and will be proven right. Shaykh IH claims that never in the history of Islam the interpretation has been offered (like he does), this may be true because they never confronted similar circumstances so the external (input) was missing. Shaykh IH and his fanboys continuously overlook Russian aggression in Afghanistan, Chechnya and other places, his fan club are probably too young to remember what happened in Afghanistan and how they tried to suppress Islam and Muslims. Ottomans had problems (no doubt) but they were neither inherently evil nor bent on destroying Islam (like any other empire). His entire argument is (primarily) based on Aga Sophia and Crimea. Former was given to Muslims and the later is (indeed) an unfortunate part of Ottoman history. They made mistakes like any other empire. His policy on Syria as you have pointed out is also inconsistent, he has gotten a convenient bogeyman in the form of ISIS and he banging on about it, but the fact on the ground is that Syrian resistance was started by Syrian people and it was genuinely a people’s revolt. Gog & Magog will be physical creatures (people like creation) who will be released. The problem with our Ummah is that our legitimate and classical Islamic Scholars largely offer no explanation and don’t discuss geo-political scenarios and circumstances. The Muslim masses (especially the young) want to make sense out of what is going on and since they are offered nothing, they flock to Shaykh IH because he is pretty much the only voice out there.
Paolo Rossi wrote on 17 Aug 2016
I am copy-pasting here an excerpt from Sheikh Imran Hosseini's article on his website:

"When that happens, it will give the lie to 500 hundred years of Ottoman claims that Sultan Muhammad Fatih fulfilled that prophecy when he conquered Constantinople in 1452. I have absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the martyrs (shuhada) in that battle of 1452 were not those misguided Muslims who died while conquering Constantinople. Rather, the martyrs (Shuhada) were those brave Orthodox Christians who died while defending Constantinople"

He is considering Christians martyrs and Ottoman Muslims not!!! Doesn't this opinion of his says it all about who this guy is?
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Can you give a link to this article please? Thanks
Paolo Rossi wrote on 29 Aug 2016
Here's the link, read 10-th paragraph in the article:

w w w.imranhosein.org/articles/islam-and-politics/557-the-turkish-coup-for-russia-from-turkey-with-enough-love-to-last-until-the-great-war
AishaZaynap wrote on 31 Aug 2016
As salamu alaikum

Firstly i would like to say Jazakallahu khayran for showing mistake of Imran Housein.His comments are truly disturbing. Anyone who reads the blog with open mind will see serious aqeedah problem in Imran Husein.

Secondly as a turk to even see such words from islamic scholar is truly sad. Ottoman Empire ruled for 600 years and have done great service to Ummah. You can criticize Ottomans but to say that Christians were martyers and Ottomans werent is like hating ottomans. Also makes you ask that what is definition of martyr in Islam? I ask also wonder his comments on Ataturk and secular Turks? Erdogan is human and can also make wrong policies too but i totally disagree with Imran Husein on Turkey uniting muslims against war on Russia. Turkey as far as i can see concerns with problems in the ummah(as in Syrian immigrants) Turkey desires leadership but Turkey has serious problems too. Turkey has to be good with US and Russia. After the attempted coup Turkey is coming closer with Russia due to US. It is ignoring Turkeys request of Gulen(we know US wont give Gulen). Imran Husein is in no position to comment about Turkeys politics as he has no idea about its past and the present. If anyone can reach this man plz let him know that he needs to concern his self with his own problems and stop attacking Ottomans.
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W-Salam, We are proud of Ottomans & Turkish people. They are not perfect and have made mistakes but they have served Islam with honour and distinction for over 600 years. Shaykh Imran Hosein (in his words) needs to take his opinion and smoke it IF he thinks that Meḥmed-i s̠ānī and Soldiers are not Shaheed! Sayyidina Rasu-ullah (Sallalaho Alaihe Wassallam) testified to the victory of Istnabul and we would rather listen to the Prophet (Peace be Upon Him) then Shaykh Imran Hosein...Him and his fanboys and fangirls can take their hatred against Turkey and SMOKE IT!!! Don't really care...
Worried wrote on 12 Oct 2016
Wow, You all have managed to keep this conversation going for 3 years. Shaytaan really knows how to work it well. To keep you busy in non essential topics. If you carefully evaluate any of your comments, do you think any of it will lead you to Al Jannah. How many on this blog have actually prayed Tahajjud over the last 3 years. How many of you have prayed even the 5 salaah, I am sure many missed a few here and there.SO rather than sitting on the Musallah and seeking repentance for your own sins, you are busy evaluating someone elses. From what I gather by the responders, none o who have responded have actually studied any islamic knowledge, yet they are commenting on someone elses Islaam. The information is given, how you use it is up to you. Everyone here is trying to convince the other on whose right and whose wrong. All have become judges and dont bother denying it cos now you feel you need to justify yourselves so that Allah is not displeased with you. And who are we to say that a new revert to Islam should not comment due to her limited knowledge. She may have more knowledge bestowed on her than everyone on this blog. To the new sister, speak your mind, we are here to listen and engage. You may be able to teach us something that we all may have over looked. May Allah grant you wisdom and beneficial knowledge. This is why it is important for all to follow a spiritual guide, so that we do not follow our own desires.. May Allah guide us all.
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How do you know that people commenting on this forum are not regular in Tahajjud? How do also know that people commenting don't have a Spiritual Guide? How do you know that people commenting are not consulting Scholars and seeking their opinions on the matter? Don't you know think that your own comment is just a little presumptuous, condescending and full of arrogance with a hint of superiority complex? Just because you disagree with others (and unable to articulate yourself on the topic by the way) what gives you a right to go off the topic and start making the worst presumptions about other Muslims? If this what your “spiritual Guide” teaches you???
Worried wrote on 13 Oct 2016
Answer the questions then if you think I am being presumptious. Its only condescending and arrogant if it applies to you and if you yourself are arrogant. If you arent arrogant, you would have viewed it as advice from a fellow muslim brother rather than anything else. btw, I chose not to articulate myself on the topic as I think it has been 3 years with no direction. All you are doing is trying to prove that you are right, no matter what anyone says. Your responses to people are arrogant as was the response to the newly reverted sister. Maybe thats what your spiritual guide teaches you. I am sure no scholar has been consulted when you reprimanded the sister when she posed her view. I dont think that they would have said that because she is newly reverted that she doesnt have sufficient knowledge to discuss her viewpoint.And just to clarify, I am not a fan of the Sheikh. I merely see it that your responses are not tactful as is the reputation of a scholar. Heres one of your responses below, I dont think any scholar would have said anything of the sort or approved belittling anyone or name calling..
"You and the rest of his fanboys are loud mouth ignoramuses who are are full of slander and backbiting...NOT ONE OF YOU is capable of countering the arguments Academically and stating what you disagree with and on which evidence...More and more suspicion, slander and disrespect but nothing ACADEMIC. If there is ANYTHING disrespectful to the Shaykh in the Blog or comments, point it to me...If you have ANYTHING Academic present it otherwise take your RIDICULOUS IRRELEVANT RUBBISH and waste someone else's time!"
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More Rubbish and no substance. Your two comments clearly show your Intellectual level. It would be an insult to Academic discourse to responds to someone like you. Morally, it is undignified to respond to someone as demeaning, presumptuous and insulting such as you.

Tinbobs wrote on 22 Mar 2017
What a backward loon (the author of this article), they seem to come off conveyor belts and unable to distinguish between veracity of Hadith compared to the Quran. Try living in the real world. Most muftis fit this category, promoting ignorance and sectarian bigotry.
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Another fanboy with noting substantial to contribute to the discussion at all!
Tinty wrote on 22 Mar 2017
Oh and Syria and Assad are fighting west backed child head choppers of Zinki etc.laughably called moderate rebels, who are ISIS in all but name. Everyone knows they are west backed and part of PNAC/Oded Yinon/Bernard Lewis Plan, yet you cite Al Yakoubi who supports this so called opposition, on reality a fake CIA instigated revolution. Syria is no vassal state of UK/US/Israel cabal unlike rest of the middle east, especially Saudi, Qatar, Turkey, Jordan etc. and Syria stands up for Palestinians unlike the Wahabi salafi protectorates of the British. Syria is a mess due to Muslims killing Muslims thanks to this anti Assad rhetoric and you sir are a fool.
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Asaad who gassed innocent children is a saviour in your opinion? May God help you my friend...
Wakeup wrote on 21 Apr 2017
Wake up brother, who has Asad gassed, you are as gullible as the general public who believe anything you hear to suit your agenda. Stop watching the BBC, SkyNews, Fox, CNN as some examples.

I am Sunni Muslim and follow 1 of the 4 shcools of thought - something all true Sunnis must do.
Blogger's Reply:
So I should stop watching and analysing everything and take all my information from a single source i.e. Shaykh Imran Hosein?

Fantastic suggestion...
Mohammed Maher wrote on 25 Dec 2017
As salam alaykum,

This is off-topic.....actually not really because it is related to the video you posted called "Misconceptions: Syria Uprising...".

If the uprising was a righteous and correct one based on the Quran and the Sunnah.....Allah would have granted the people who rose up against Assad's regime victory.

But be assured, this uprising in Syria was not righteous and had no Islamic basis at all.....and for this reason Allah punished them with great affliction, death and destruction......and furthermore he spread them across the lands like refugees without homes.

In Islam you are not allowed to make an uprising against an oppressor while destroying and killing the country or with the risk of the oppressor of destroying your cities, killing your families and causing mass exodus and refugees.....This is not Jihad. And you can search the Hadiths on this one.

The loss of the Syrian people who rose up to Assad is an absolute punishment from Allah.......and this goes also for the punishment that Allah gave to the Iraqi Sunnis. And be assured that any Sunnis or Shias who opress others and come from backwards societies....they will all meet their punishment without exception.

Allah is going to filter out the Muslim Ummah from its trash fy ethnallah ta3ala.

Wa salam alaykum.
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W.Salam. Reading your absurd comments in a test from Allah so let me practice patience
jason iqbal wrote on 13 May 2018
he atualy stole the book of gog and magog from someone video proof, watch?v=0CLtvw7sDrA
Tabina wrote on 14 Jun 2021
As Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu.

First of all, I'd love to thank my brother who've put so much effort in listing (maybe or maybe not) all of the strange views made by the noble shaykh of INH hafizhahullaahu ta'ala. Clearly I haven't seen in your article that underestimating him in person, even you're not even missing your mention of HA to him, purely for the hope that he might be able to be guided back to the right understanding of Islam.
I agree if it's just his fanboys and fangirls who effortlessly fail to content their emotional feeling towards their sheikh. May Allaah 'azza wa jalla guide all of them.

I my self was entirely fascinated by his unprecedented views regarding his own interpretation of some mutashabihaat aayat of the Qur`aan and some certain ahadith, but I couldn't help but stop listening to his lectures until he stated such unnecessarily filthy (I'm sorry I couldn't help but mentioning this word) comments to the fact (and the related shaheeh hadith) mentioning that our Prophet sallallaahu 'alayhi wasallam married 'Aa`isha radiyallaahu 'anhaa when she (radiyallaahu 'anhaa) was 6 and not consumate the marriage until she (radiyallaahu 'anhaa) was 9.

The shaykh also allegedly accusing the troops of Ottoman Empire in 1453 CE led by Sultan Muhammad al Fatih for seizing the Constantinople in disregard manner.

Who is he to even be brave enough saying this? Or is he actually also dissing the Arab first siege of Constantinople in 674-687 CE, which was done under the Umayyad Caliphate by some of the Sahabas and the Tabi'een? Is he also accusing Sahabas who are trying to prove our Prophet's ď·ş prophecy by trying to seize Constantinople in disrespectful manner? Wal 'iyadhu billaah.

My heart was so sickened by his statement that implied if there is such martyrdom in any religion other than Islam, but praising such controversial leader and saluting him by "Rahimahullah", instead. Wal 'iyadhu billaah.

Now I've had enough in listening to his lectures, and following many other guided mashayikh of Ahlus Sunnah wa jama'ah, instead.

May Allaah subhaanahu wa ta'aalaa guide all of us.
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