Siraj Wahhaj: Free Speech and Islam

Alhamdulillah was salaatus salaamu ‘alaa Rasool Allah, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam

Free Speech and Islam
by Imam Siraj Wahhaj

This is an audio lecture form the University of Virginia – MSA’s Islamic Awareness Week where Imaam Siraj Wahhaj gives a short talk in response to the Danish Cartoons Controversy. I think the Islamic Awareness Week’s theme was “The Cartoon Controversy and the True Character of the Prophet (sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)” The talk is mainly about the Freedom of Speech and Islam. Imam Siraj Wahhaj goes a little bit into his personal issues about this and how he is being called by others as a co-conspirator of the 9/11 event even though he has nothing to do with it. He also mentions how some people take a small amount of debatable information and over exaggerate it and pass it of as a real truth, and how it is being done to him and how it affects others. It’s a decent lecture to listen to in a car going to or comming back from school or work, not too intensive or anything. Allahu ‘Alim.

[Odeo=http://odeo.com/audio/974280/view]

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Related Links:
Danish Cartoon Controversy

Wa Sal Allahu Alayhi wa ‘alaa Aalihee wa Sahbihee wa sallam

2 Responses to “Siraj Wahhaj: Free Speech and Islam”


  1. 1 himo December 25, 2006 at 12:59 am

    was salaatus salaamu the girl u saw yesturday was me i hope u tell a speech next time inshalle my name is himo bye!


  1. 1 University Update Trackback on December 11, 2006 at 1:02 pm

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Fiqh As Sawm

Islamic Rulings Surrounding Ramadhan and Fasting. Based on “Manar As Sabeel Fi Sharh Ad Daleel” Of Shaykh Ibraheem ibn Duwaiyan (d. 1353 AH) as explained by Br. Salim Morgan. Transcribed and Edited By Ibn Al Hyderabadee

Prologue Introduction

Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
1. A pillar of Islam 2. Obligation of Fasting 3. Sighting of the Moon for start of Ramadhaan 4. One reliable witness' presence is sufficient 5. Conditions that make Ramadhan Obligatory for an Individual 6. Expiation for the inability to fast due to age or illness 7. Requirements of a valid fast 8. Obligations to fulfill during fasting 9. Recommended acts of fasting

Chapter 2: Permissions and Prohibitions

1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan 2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin 3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life 4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting. 5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling 6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting 7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman 8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day. 9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.

Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast

1. Intentional Intake of anything into the abdomen 2. Intention to break fast 3. Fluctuating Intention to fast 4. Vomiting intentionally 5. Menstruation or Post Partum Bleeding 6. Masturbation 7. Marital Relations 8. Cupping for both parties 9. Death 10. Apostasy 11. Above are Exempted in some cases

Chapter 4: Repayment
1. Missing a day of fast in Ramadhan
2. When does one make up a missed fast
3. If missed fast are not made up until few dats before next Ramadhan
4. Missed fasts first or voluntary?

Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
1. Recommended Every Other Day Sawn Dawood
2. The three white days of every Islamic month
3. Six days of Shawwaal
4. Month of Muharram and the 10th
5. Ten days of Dhil Hijja and that of Arafat
6. Disliking of the month of Rajab
7. Disliking of the day of Friday
8. Disliking of the 30th of Shabaan
9. Impermissibility of fasting on the two Eids
10. Completing of a voluntary fast is not Wajib

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