I don't get this website, I mean I like it and all, it has good news and alot of good articles, but look:
Ask about Islam session with Shaykh Hanooti:
"Question I read your response to a brother not to read a book by Nuh Keller... Can you give some feedback as to why? What about books and tapes by Hamza Yusuf?
Answer I advice a Muslim instead of reading a Shafi’i, Hanafi or any madhhab book to replace that with books like, Fiqh Sunnah, or Sifat Salat Al Naby by al Albany, because I think that the trend of publicizing Islam in non-muslim countries should keep us away from the cultural trend of publicizing books based on madhhab."
On evolution in Islam:
"The above quotation is an excerpt of Nuh Ha Mim Keller’s article on “Islam and Evolution”. The article is excerpted with slight modifications from: http://w ww.masud.co.uk"
On Allah (SWT) knowing what is in the womb vs. modern technology it states:
"In this context, the prominent Muslim scholar, Mufti Ebrahim Desai, states:"
Shaykh Hanooti on another session of Ask about Islam:
"Question Is it alright to call oneself a salafi?
Answer These are names and titles innovated by man, but Allah or His Messenger have nothing to do with it."
On video games:
"Dealing with this issue, Sheikh M. S. Al-Munajjid, a prominent Saudi Muslim lecturer and author, states the following:"
"While bidding farewell to Sheikh Al-Albani, the eminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, said:
“Sheikh Al-Albani is one of the great erudite scholars of the 20th century."
On "the Salafi sect"
"Although it is clear that there are different inclinations for different Salafis, the term Salafi is usually ascribed to those who gave priority to the apparent meaning of the text in deducing rulings from their original sources. They went to the extent in saying that the literal meaning of a religious text should be given priority over qiyas (analogical deduction), personal judgement and other rational mechanisms, which are used in deducing legal rulings...
Moderation, which is a main characteristic of Islamic thought, should be the course to follow. It is inconvenient, as far as Islam is concerned, to stick to the literal interpretation of religious texts and turn a blind eye to rationality and reason. The same applies to adhering to rational justifications and personal judgements, which are, in most cases, susceptible to change let alone error."
On "Wahhabis" in a live "ask about Islam" session with Shaykh Hanooti
Mohamed Farhan -
Question there are people who made lies about Wahhabi, such as saying it is deviant, just like they say that Ibn Taimiyyah was deviant. What is sheikh's view regarding this matter? With that, As-Salaamu 'alaikum.
Answer Ibn Abdul Wahhab and Ibn Taymiyyah are great scholars who wanted to wake people so that they would go back to the Quran and Sunnah. They were very reliable in their knowledge, devotion and methodology. I think anyone who puts them down he is either ignorant or prejudice.
On "Wahhabism" from "Ask about Islam" Q&A:
"Some people mean by Wahhabism/Salafism, extremism and roughness in dealing with people. But this is not necessarily true. Many Salafis are very pious and kind, while other Salafis are extreme and rough."
On the Naqshabandi tarqia:
"Like most Sufi Orders, the Naqshabandi one is abundant with good and right facets. Unfortunately, there are some sorts of innovations and deviations from the right and straight path of Islam. Here, we should state that all Muslims must stick to worshipping Allah alone without ascribing others to Him as partners. One should also set the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, as a guide and exemplary model in all aspects of life."
When they speak of the Deobandis, they quote Islam-QA and Munajjid but totally delete the part that is critical of them.
I don't get Islamonline.
Jazakallah wa Khayrun