Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad

Recently he was in my country (the Netherlands) and in my eyes he is a reliable (Salafi) scholar, based in London (UK) who can clarify an issue in clearcut terms and analyze it. I have heard / watched / listened to several of his lectures. I’m talking about shaykh Haitham al-Haddad, one of my (many) favourite scholars in the West (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaikh_haitham_al_haddad.)

Here is a very interesting fatwa by him on an issue that particularly appears in the West, more specifically in the northern countries, it is about the ‘isha and fajr prayers times during summer (roughly from the 15th of May till the 15th of July) when ‘isha is around midnight (0.00) and fajr around 03.00 o’ clock or even earlier according to the Hanafi’s; there are even Hanafi’s (a very small minority) in my country who claim there is no ‘isha – prayer at all during this time and as a consequence they only pray four times a day (this is another issue in itself which will not be discussed).   

Here the link to the fatwa: http://www.islam21c.com/british-affairs/isha-fajr-prayer-times-during-the-summer.html and an extra article: http://www.islam21c.com/general/islamic-fiqh-council-on-prayer-times-during-the-summer.html

The main websites of the shaykh are: http://www.islam21c.com/, http://www.mrdf.co.uk/ and http://www.iprogress.org.uk/

The shaykh has a very good lecture on the niqaab (in 3 parts), watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZe44SX0EBo

Here is a video (3 parts) with the shaykh and a British 84 year old convert to islam: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkQs_2SPbss&feature=related

Here a lecture (several parts) with the shaykh on misconceptions about the maqasid of the shari’ah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1e0P4P3Rm0

The shaykh on the infamous marriage contract (several parts): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGRA252Y9BU

A lecture on moonsighting (also several parts): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txlk4iF_3T0 and here is the article: http://www.aqnsites.com/moonsighting/1ST_Al_Haddad.pdf

A series of 3 excellent articles on music:

http://muslimmatters.org/2007/06/02/a-simple-matter-of-disagreement/

http://muslimmatters.org/2007/06/02/a-simple-matter-of-disagreement/http://www.islam21c.com/british-affairs/consensus-ijtihad.html

http://www.islam21c.com/british-affairs/music-a-prohibited-and-fake-message-of-love-and-peace.html

And last but not least a lecture on making hijrah (11 parts): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unnaKiFiYVs&feature=PlayList&p=0473BC6279284E37&index=14

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3 responses to “Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad

  1. Loga

    I hope you’ll join us and write about the efforts we are making to help support those sisters who do decide to wear it:

    http://loga-abdullah.blogspot.com/2009/10/ban-niqaab.html

    BarakAllah fiikum

  2. haruni

    Salam brother,

    You have my full support but I’m not the one you should ask to write something. As a brother we are all united in this so in this way I gladly join you. Keep the good work up and may Allah help you.

    Friendly greetings,

    Harun

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