RIS 2009: Salman al-Oudah (Awda), Abdullah bin Bayyah, Habib Ali and others

Amazing line up of speakers at this year’s Reviving the Islamic Spirit convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the weekend of December 25 to 27, 2009. I wonder if the big names will be at the RIS Retreat which is a week-long program. I went to two of them and highly recommend it.


54 Replies to “RIS 2009: Salman al-Oudah (Awda), Abdullah bin Bayyah, Habib Ali and others”

  1. @al-suyuufi,

    What Khalil Harras stated is the official position of the wahhabi ideology. What he said is not isolated. In the city I live in, one of the “salafis” said “Allah will put his foot in Hellfire” then he lifted up his own leg to emphasis that he meant literally. Their basis for saying such things are hadith which they misinterpret. You can refer to al-Asma’ wa-s-Sifaat by al-Hafiz al-Bayhaqi for proper explanations.

    If you truly believe that Allah is not a physical/temporal object with limbs and organs then why use the english word hand? If you say that it is because what is mentioned in al-Qur’an is the word yad and yad means hand. It is not 100% accurate. Why? Because yad has different meanings and the literal and apparent meaning it a limb. If you don’t mean that meaning, then why translate it at all? Why not just use the word yad in arabic? The must ignorant ghetto muslim says “I’m gonna make Salah…” – he doesn’t translate it to “prayer”. It is somewhat disingenuous to say the least, to use a word that you know gives the impression of something which you yourself don’t accept. Simply say “Allah informed us in al-Qur’an that He has an Attributed called Yad (يد) which is an Eternal and Everlasting Attribute that does not resemble any created thing.” <—- This is what a TRUE SALAFI would say.

  2. As salamu alaikum

    Were any of you able to attend the RIS Conference? If so do you happen to know the name of Habib Ali Al Jifri’s translator, and where he is from?

  3. Asmarani and Swarthmoor make some good points about the wahabis and the rock-star traditionalists but in the end they show their extreme tendencies of takfir due to their Habashi inclinations. How unfortunate.

  4. @Non-Kellerite Nuetral Sunni,

    What exactly did I say that wasn’t said by the elites among the scholars before me?

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