You may contact quran-e-hakim.com at
If you wish to contact me please remember I am not
a scholar and cannot give a fatwa (legal judgment - plural fatawa).
Anyone seeking a fatwa should contact the
Australian National Imams Council (ANIC)www.anic.org.au . It is the peak Islamic body in
the country and “. . . is the sole national organisation of Imams and Islamic
Scholars with broad community representation”. ANIC issues fatawa and can be
readily consulted for guidance on all spiritual matters.
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You can also contactislamqa.org . It is a reputable site staffed
by qualified Shaykhs, predominantly from the Deobandi school of thought,
who can guide you rightly about Islam. See my page entitled 'The Deobandis'.
In recommendingislamqa.orgI would like to stress that as
Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala - Glory be to Him, the Most High) well knows I
have the deepest of respect for all the ulama (religious scholars – singular
Those seeking after the truth would be well advised
to heed the following Hadith.
“He who does not praise our elder (with respect),
show compassion to our little ones and recognise the worth of an alim
(religious scholar), is not one of us.” [Musnad Ahmad]
I reiterate that I cannot give my own opinion about
the teachings of Islam. It is strictly forbidden in Islam for any unqualified
person to give their own opinion about the religion. If a person does so then,
unless Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala - Glory be to Him, the Most High) forgives
them, they run the risk of being punished.
I can only refer anyone interested in Islam to
authoritative sources. Insha'Allah, I will attempt at all times to do so. Allah
(Subhanahu wa ta'ala) knows best.
I would like to add that I am not a spiritual
guide, a shaykh, nor a Sufi.
I am nothing. At the very best I am nothing more than a worthless wretch
of no importance whom my beloved Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala - Glory be to Him,
the Most High) found in the gutter so to speak and upon whom He took pity.
That is all I am at the very best. And all I know
is all that Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala - Glory be to Him, the Most High) has
taught me; and all I am is all that He has made me.
His beloved Angels (Alayhim as-salam - may the
peace of Allah be upon them) spoke the truth when they said:
“Qalu sub’hanaka la il’ma lana illa ma ‘allamtana
innaka anta l-‘alimu l-hakimu.” Surah Al-Baqarah 32 [Qur’anic Arabic Corpus]
“They said, “Glory be to You! No knowledge for us
except what You have taught us. Indeed You! You (are) the All-Knowing, the
All-Wise.” Surah Al-Baqarah 32 [Qur’anic Arabic Corpus]
Another translation reads:
“They (angels) said: ‘Glory is to You, we have no
knowledge except what you have taught us. Verily, it is You, the All-Knower,
the All-Wise.’ ” Surah Al-Baqarah 32 [Al-Hilali and Khan, no date,
p. 42] 
 Al-Hilali, M. T., & Khan,
M. M. (no date) The Noble Qur’an (Vol. 1). Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Darussalam.
Ian C. Calderwood:
Newcastle, NSW. 21 March 2022.
UPDATED AT LAKEMBA BY IAN C. CALDERWOOD ON 10 OCT
UPDATED WITH MINOR CHANGES AT LAKEMBA ON 10 NOV 23