As-Sunnah Foundation of America

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As-Sunnah Foundation of America (ASFA) is an educational organization that works for the unity of the Islamic faith in the United States, founded and chaired by Hisham Kabbani. Founded in 1997, together with the Islamic Supreme Council of America (ISCA), the ASFA has close connections to Kabbani's Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order.[1]

Kabbani's sunnah.org website is mentioned in the article "Sufi Charisma on the Internet" by Garbi Schmidt (2004).[2]

Publications[edit]

ASFA has published a number of traditionalist books, primarily authored by founder, Shaykh Kabbani, or translated from traditional sources by protégé, Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad. Published titles include:

  • Kabbani, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham, Salafi Movement Unveiled, ASFA, 2000.
  • Kabbani, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham, Encyclopedia of Islamic Doctrine, ISBN 1-871031-48-6, ASFA, 1996.[dubious ]
  • Jamal Effendi al-`Iraqi al-Zahawi, The Doctrine of Ahl as-Sunna Versus the "Salafi" Movement, translated with notes by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani, ASFA, 1996.[dubious ]
  • Imam al-Bayhaqi, Allah's Names and Attributes (Al-Asma' wa al-Sifat), translated by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad, ASFA, 1998.
  • al-Maliki, As-Sayyid Muhammad ibn Alawi, The Prophets in Barzakh; The Hadith of Isra' and Mi'raj, The Immense Merits of Al-Sham; The Vision of Allah, translated by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad, ASFA, 1998.
  • Imam 'Izz ibn 'Abd al-Salam, Beliefs of the People of Islam (Aqa'id Ahl al-Islam), translated by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad, ASFA, 1998.
  • Ibn Khafif, Correct Islamic Doctrine (Al-'Aqida al-Sahiha), Islamic Doctrine (Al-'Aqida Ahl al-Islam), translated by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad, ASFA, 1998.
  • Kabbani, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham, Islamic Beliefs and Doctrine According to Ahl as-Sunna - A Repudiation of "Salafi" Innovations, ASFA, 1996.[dubious ]
  • Kabbani, Shaykh Muhammad Hisham, Innovation and True Belief: the Celebration of Mawlid According to the Qur'an and Sunna and the Scholars of Islam, ASFA, 1995.
  • al-Mani, Dr. Isa Humayri, MAWLID Its Permissibility, Its Necessity, Its Reality: Fatwa of Dubai Regarding Celebration of Mawlid an-Nabi, ASFA, 1997.
  • Al-`allama Al-Shaykh Abdul Rahman Al-Sufuri Al-Shafi`i, Nuzhat Al-Majalis Wa Muntakhab Al-Nafa'is - Talks about Sincerity, Doctrine, Remembrance of God, and on the Night of Power, translated by Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad, ASFA 1998.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, Jocelyne Cesari (ed.), Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States, vol. 1, Greenwood Press, 2007, ISBN 978-0-313-33626-3, p. 457.
  2. ^ D. Westerlund (ed.), Sufism in Europe and North America, Sufism in Europe and North America, London–New York: Routledge Curzon, 2004, p. 123. "Kabbani gives several examples of what he sees as the characterists of the opposition between radical Islam and traditional Islam. Traditional Islam is described as peace-loving, moderate, a basis for unity and based on a democratic idea of the umma. Radical Islam, on the other hand, is violent, dictatorial, a source of fragmentation and destructive for the umma. Traditional Islam is apolitical and tolerant as long as the faithful are allowed to practise their religious duties, while radical Islam is engaged in politics solely to gain power and authority. Traditional Islam is characterised by knowledge and linked to a lineage of Muslim scholars who have a profound knowledge about the religious message, while radical Islam is characterised by a lack of knowledge, dilettantism and wrongful guidance."
  • Sufism in Europe and North America, Sufism in Europe and North America Edited by DAVID WESTERLUND (London–New York: Routledge Curzon, 2004), p. 123.

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