I would like to take this opportunity to welcome every visitor to the Meeraath website, which is the natural successor to the htspub.com website that had been started some 10 years ago. The point of the current website is to take htspub.com to the next level and hopefully benefit the people that have supported us and asked Allah to bless us in their prayers and even given monetary support.
The original website – htspub.com – was opened to draw the attention of the people towards the texts that followed shortly after and to generate interest in what the scholars could offer. Indeed by scholars we mean the scholars of Muslim Orthodoxy (Ar. Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah), the Collective (Ar. Al-Jama`ah) that embraces the Vast Majority (Ar. As-Sawad ul-A`zam) of people in every age that proclaim their faith as Islam. This today equals 1.5 billion people.
The title “Sunni” in English is often used as an abbreviation for the Vast Majority of Muslims down through the ages. Whether the reader is a Muslim or not, it is our firm desire at Meeraath to give a good account of what Orthodox Islam is about and where authority rests in Islam.
Of all the questions that people ask, the most common of queries to ourselves is, “Who speaks for Islam?” Another is, “Is there not some sort of structure so that we might have some idea about what normative Islam is supposed to be?”
Meeraath is the attempt to bridge the gap between the leaders and authorities of Islam (Ar Maraji`) who by and large use the language of Islamic thought – Arabic – and those who either don’t know that language and want established information about Islam or they do know the language and don’t know which sources to consult.
The presentation of scholars here represents the best of the past 1400 years of Islam from the last prophet to walk on Earth, to the clerical class that was established to safeguard the religion all the way up to our day and age and beyond.
This website was set up to be as user friendly as possible for the subject at hand. The layout is as follows:
Death of a Prophet
Where Do We Get Our Authority From?
FAQ about Meeraath
We strongly recommend the visitor to navigate the site according to the layout given so that the site can be utilised to its’ maximum benefit. If unable to find what you are looking for in the above headings or their subheadings, please send us a question.
We would love to hear from you and read your feedback. So with Allah is every success.
Al-Hajj Abu Ja`far al-Hanbali