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Abu el-Fadl is really a professor at UCLA? This is really bizarre

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 26, 2010 at 08:08

At last I was able to listen to Abu al-Fadl rantings and what a wasted hour. And what did i learn about al-shari3a from the "inside"? Nothing and not a thing. There is nothing scholarly about him

But I will only address two points

1. The islamic legal tradition aka al-shari3a al-islamiyya is frozen at a point in time and such time is about the year 1100CE when we are told that the doors of al-ijtihad (striving to improve) in Islamic law (read this as al-Shari3a) were closed because of the concept of Ijma3 (read this as censensus) in other words that there is no more to be said or written about it.

We kuffar are not the ones that are saying that it is the Islamic sources that say that. And for those that have knowledge of the books of Islamic law there really no way of revising or even improving such books as al-fuqaha (legal scholars) that wrote such books examined every possible legal issue and provided a legal answer and some of such examples are really funny and border on the bizarre eg: How much would be the share of an inheritance of al-mukhanath or the hermaphrodite and yes there is an answer and his share would be twice that of a woman! And I'm not kidding you

Now notice that Abu al-Fadl tells us that he spends so much time reading old books in a very esoteric subject! Poor baby. We kuffar that study early islam read the same books but what he does not tell the audience is that these books cannot be changed and neither can islamic law as we have from the year 1100CE after all how can anyone change the law of Allah

2. Notice that Abul Fadl is saying that following the 9/11 atrocity there were more students interested in taking his class (which I'm assuming is about Islamic law) but it seems that he is having a difficult time getting enough students to take his class. Well there are ony two explanations here: It is either there is no interest in studying Islamic law which I doubt it very much or he is regarded as a poor teacher

And I suspect after listenging to his rantings for an hour that he is indeed a poor teacher

Now the question is how can such poor teacher/academic teach at UCLA?


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