Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Navigating Differences of Opinion

This publication is part of our The Straight Path – Finding Guidance in an Age of Confusion collection.

Many people lose sight of the spiritual goal behind adopting a particular opinion – it is not to win debates or collect followers, but rather to bring one’s heart closer to Allah. Shaykh Tahir Wyatt discusses the most important advice when approaching matters that are subject to differences of opinion.

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Dr. Tahir Wyatt

SENIOR FELLOW | Tahir Wyatt is a published academic, experienced interpreter, and instructor of Islamic studies and comparative religion. During his twenty-one years of studying and teaching in Saudi Arabia, he procured several degrees, including a doctorate in theology. He was also the only American ever to be appointed to teach in the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the second holiest site in the Muslim world. Dr. Wyatt currently lectures both nationally and internationally at mosques, universities, and other institutions of learning. He serves as the Executive Director of the United Muslim Masjid in Philadelphia and is the President of the Quran, Arabic, and Reflection Institute (QARI), an institute dedicated to structured, curriculum-based instruction of the Quran and Arabic Language.