Misconceptions and Refutations (Sabighat) By Ahmad Yusuf Alsayyid
What does Sabighat mean?
In the Arabic original, the author gives his book the title Sabighat, borrowing the Quranic description of the coats of mail Prophet David used to make for his soldiers. In its linguistic sense, the word means ‘of good length, full covering, etc.’ The implied sense is that those coats gave proper protection. Hence, the reference in this forwards to the coats of mail as giving protection against misconception.
How to Deal with Contemporary Intellectual Misconceptions:
To deal properly with the onslaught of misconceptions we need to address three areas: the provision of protection for those who have not, as yet, been influenced by them; the administration of a cure for those who have fallen victim to them; and a proper debate with those who raise such misconceptions.