Did I Speak Without Knowledge?

Question:

As Salaamu Alaykum, I was asked about Tawaf done by polytheists and I had in my head a vague idea of a class I followed that if so, it doesn’t mean Tawaf is a polytheistic practice the mentioning about Prophet Ibrahim preceding. Then I got this thing that I needed to check up if Tawaf was commanded by Prophet Ibrahim and I found the Ayah. Was my first statement speaking without knowing when I had a vague idea but mentioned what I remembered?

Answer:

Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

It seems like you had an idea of what you were talking about. It’s best not to engage in rebuttals or discussions with non-Muslims on these topics until you’ve well-grounded in the knowledge of the din yourself.

Many a time, such discussions can lead one to become full of doubts. This is due to the way in which matters are distorted or discussed without proper context. It’s better to keep learning about the Qur’an, Prophetic Hadith, and other religious topics that will benefit one on this life and the next.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.