In his book on “Adab Ikhtilaf fil Islam,” or “The Ethics of Disagreement in Islam”, he writes: “The Quran relates to us the history of the followers of. Adab Al Ikhtilaf Fi Al Islam (Ethics of Disagreement in Islam) (Paperback, 5th) / Author: Taha Jabir Al&Alwani ; ; Islam, Non-Christian religions, . The Dangers of Sectarianism & the Importance of Adab al-Ikhtilaf.

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Preserving Ummah’s brotherhood is close in importance to affirming the oneness of Allah. Islamic EthicsUmmah Values: Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Regardless of how one looks at it, the time thus saved could be most beneficially adan in the service of community, and for sdab progressive advancement – and Insha Allah rewarded by Allah here as well as in the eternity of Hereafter through His Grace.

That is the reason our noble Prophet sanctioned the most severe punishment for the one who deliberately splits from Jama’ah – the Community.

Observing Islamic Ethics (Adab) in our Discussions and Decision-making

So it has to be just right. While free and open discussion is an Islamic prerogative that we must exercise, after thorough and unrestricted engagement, a consensus ijma must be arrived at – otherwise we will go on dwelling on it ad infinitum, and become negligent of other important responsibilities. Can there be contradicting values. Such as, “My Ummah will never agree on wrongdoing”: Prophet Luqman instructed his son to speak with moderation.

It makes us a community. In medicine for example something called a “therapeutic index” exists. This section is more for the technologically minded. An essential requirement in all our affairs concerning two or more persons is that of Shura, or consultation.

This verse expressly condemns all sectarianism arising out of people’s intolerance and exclusive claims that they are “the only true exponents” of divine teachings. Topics menu will always be here, always within reach. In any case, we are advised to follow the majority consensus rather than to impose a minority opinion; since it may, in effect, open the door to negating the required essential role of society.


It does not mean that no decision is subject to improvement, revision or change – but it could take place, if called for, in an appropriate setting with sincere motivations for the express good of the community – without any blemish of personal pride or self-aggrandizement. It is also important for community to realize that once a consensus is reached, each and every member must adopt it as his or her own needs repeating for emphasis. Due to overwhelming content, each of these hubs can be considered a home page of its own.

And we should restore Shura in all of our collective affairs in the American society for our welfare and improvement.

Adab al-Ikhtilaf Archives – SeekersHub: The Compass Blog

It was denied us by authoritarian regimes back home, and its deficiency has led to multiple problems in our society. We must start consulting our spouses and our youngsters, especially when they become of age but involved early on in all family affairs at ikhtilaff. Allah tells us in The Qur’an Kareem:. It would crystallize major issues of the community on which our organizations could then take action.

Adab al-Ikhtilaf by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari – Cambridge Khutbas

Values section on the other hand is very special. If you see a green icon like thisit means you’re already logged in!

That is – we must listen respectfully, attentively, patiently, and sincerely to the views of each other. We should always be on guard against the trap of dissension laid out by the enemies of Islam. These are offered as a means for IslamiCity to stimulate dialogue and discussion in our continuing mission of being an educational organization.

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It is a pre-requisite for Shura. And Allah demonstrates to us His principles using other parallel examples.


We should therefore invite an open and critical discussion of all our issues so that our community could listen to the divergent and contending views. The opinions expressed herein, through this post or comments, contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of IslamiCity.

In very high dose it is toxic or poisonous. But if you see, a red iconlike thisit means you are NOT logged in. Such a behavior is detrimental to community, and causes fitna – disunity, infighting, and strife, which is vehemently condemned by both the Qur’an and Sunnah. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. It is for this reason that the Prophet said in a Hasan Hadith: Look at the beauty of the Quran that it instructed us about speech intonation.

It is clearly laid down in the blessed Qur’an: Many respected Islamic scholars have written at length on the causes of Muslim Ummah’s downfall and degeneration.

Skip to content By: It is clearly laid down in the blessed Qur’an:. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. World section is for the News Buds. Thus they will develop self-confidence knowing that their ideas are meaningful and are valued. Allah tells women to speak with a certain firmness to ikhfilaf men so that those asab whose heart is a disease should not take undue advantage of position.

Faith, Science and Ethics. And argue with them in a most becoming manner. It is a process of constant refinement, how to think, how to act given all the principles, commandments, recommendations, and prohibitions by Allah in the Quran, and sunnah of our beloved prophet saw.