Making sense of Wahhabism – 6

Québec City Shooting…

As we were about to continue with Part 6 of the Making Sense of Wahhabism Series, I wanted to underline an incident that took place in Québec City Sunday night, January 29, 2017.

Click here to read the story of how 3 shooters entered a mosque during the evening prayer just before 8p.m., killed 6 people, injured 8 others.

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Are Wahhabis Sunnis? Chechnya Conference and Saudi anger…

More than 200 Muslim scholars came together in Grozni, Chechnya, for a conference on Islamic issues. They attended from Russia, Syria, Turkey, India, the UK, Lebanon, South Africa, Jordan… and Egypt had a very strong presence.

So what’s special about this, you may be wondering? This is perhaps one of the first times that mainstream Sunni scholars distanced themselves so clearly from Wahhabis, and everyone noticed… But to better understand the significance, here is the broader context to keep in mind…

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This Guy’s relationship tips: General Characteristics of the Husband

I was recently asked to give a lecture, or a series of lectures, on the topic of marital issues in our communities. So the notes I prepared were organized to present the issues one may encounter before getting married first, such as the characteristics to look for in the husband and the wife; celibacy; getting to know the spouse before the marriage, etc. And then address issues encountered once married.

I thought that I would share these notes on this blog, as they may perhaps be of interest to some readers… The following is a first entry in a series of entries on the topic of Introduction to Islamic Teachings on Marital Issues: the general characteristics of the husband.

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Good to know about your Muslim friend: food

This is an 8th entry in the series of Things that are good to know about your Muslim friend. Make sure to read the first seven entries if you missed them, and which had to do with:

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Good to know about your Muslim friend: the headscarf or hijab

So what’s the story with the hijab, the headscarf? What’s religious and what’s cultural?

This is a 7th entry in the series of Things that are good to know about your Muslim friend. Make sure to read the first six entries if you missed them, and which had to do with:

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Good to know about your Muslim friend: dancing and music

Music and dancing in Islam

This is a 5th entry in the series of Things that are good to know about your Muslim friend. Make sure to read the first four entries if you missed them, and which had to do with:

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