For us to understand Karbala we first need to understand where the information comes from. I will not attempt to be a transcript/textual-critic of any sorts. I will however mention what is known about the primary sources that speak about the Killing of Hussein (Maqtal Al-Hussein), alayhi salaam. … More MAQTAL AL-HUSSEIN – THE KILLING OF IMAM HUSSEIN – SUNNI AND SHIAH SOURCES – KARBALA EXPLAINED IN DETAIL – THE TRUTH ON THE EVENTS AT KARBALA – PART 1
The prayer is the pillar of Islam upon which the other pillars rest, after the Kalimat-ul-Shahada, all the other pillars are either directly connected to the prayer or have the prayer as part of them. Like Fasting the month of Ramadhan, fasting the month without praying in it makes the fast invalid by the majority of the scholars, going to Hajj without praying the prayers associated with the rites makes the Hajj invalid, the one who pays zakaat but does not pray is like the one that throws money in to the ocean expecting it to come back in to his bank account. The Shahada, the testification of Islam becomes apparent once the actions of the person become apparent i.e the prayer must be established. … More THE FIQH OF PRAYING ON TIME – HOW TO CALCULATE PRAYER TIMES WITHOUT THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY – CAN I DELAY THE PRAYERS – WHAT ABOUT PRAYER BEADS?
The Ulama are not to be found amongst the Khawarij, hence not a single Sahabi was amongst them, and what they do is paint all of the Ulama of Islam with the same brush, everyone becomes an Alim Al-Sultan, everyone becomes a Murji’ah and a Munafiq or a Kafir, and to fill that gap they propel the similar thinking young ones amongst themselves to become their people of knowledge.
Until they start to split and make takfir and Tabdi of one another. And they will keep splitting till the day of Judgement, until, as the hadith says: “The Dajjal appears amongst them”. … More WHO ARE THE KHAWARIJ – ARE THEY AMONGST US TODAY – HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE KHARIJI TENDENCIES? – WERE THE KHAWARIJ SALAFI? – FIQH OF KHARIJITES
We should call him to Allah ﷻ and explain to him the reality of Islam when possible, with regard to whatever issues he has knowledge about, because this is the greatest kindness that he can give to his fellow-citizens and to those whom he meets of Jews, Christians and others who may be mushrikeen (polytheists), because the Prophet ﷺ said: “The one who guides others to goodness will have a reward like that of the one who does it.” And he ﷺ said to ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), when he sent him to Khaybar and instructed him to call the Jews to Islam: “By Allah, if Allah were to guide one man through you, that would be better for you than having red camels (the best kind).” And he ﷺ said: “Whoever calls others to right guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest.” So calling him/her (the non-Muslim) to Islam, conveying Islam to him and being sincere towards him in that are among the best means of drawing close to Allah, especially if it is your parents, or family. … More LOVE FOR THE KUFAR – CAN MUSLIMS SHOW ANY TAWALI TO NON MUSLIMS – CAN A MUSLIM EVER TRULY LOVE A “KAFIR”? – AL-WALA WAL-BARA EXPLAINED
It is reported that Ḥudhayfah b. Al-Yamān – Allāh be pleased with him – said:
True misguidance is that you approve now what you used to repudiate before (because it was wrong) and repudiate now what you used to approve before; and be aware of changing colours in the religion, for the religion of Allāh is one.
Ibn Baṭṭah, Al-Ibānatu Al-Kubrā ḥadīth 25, and others.
It is reported that ʿAdī b. Ḥātim – Allāh be pleased with him – said:
You will remain upon good as long as you do not start approving of what you used to repudiate and as long as you do not repudiate what you used to know (to be right), and as long as your scholar can speak amongst you without fear. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON FITNAH – CALAMITIES & TRIBULATIONS – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
It is reported that Sufyān b. ‘Uyainah – Allāh have mercy on him – said:
Verily, the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ is the highest standard; things are measured by him: his character, lifestyle and behavior. Whatever agrees with [these] is true and correct, and whatever contradicts [them] is wrong.
It is reported that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattāb – Allāh be pleased with him – said:
Do not be impressed by the twitter of an individual. But one who fulfils his duty and trust, and refrains from [transgressing against] the honor of people is the real man. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON CHARACTER – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
It is reported that Sālim [b. ‘Abdillāh b. ‘Umar b. Al-Khattāb] – Allāh have mercy on him – was asked to listen to someone leading the prayer. When he heard the recitation he turned back exclaiming: “Singing! Singing!”
Ibn Dāwūd [‘Abdullāh b. Dāwūd b. ‘Āmir Al-Khuraybī] – Allāh have mercy on him – was once asked by Bishr b. Al-Ḥārith:
If I pass by a man reciting, should I sit and listen? He asked, “Does he become euphoric (because of emotional recitation)?” Bishr replied, “Yes.” Ibn Dāwūd said, “He has shown his bid’ah, do not sit with him.” … More QUR’AN RECITED MELODIOUSLY – ALMOST SONG LIKE – HALAL OR NOT
The Messenger ﷺ, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “If you hear of a plague in a land, then do not go into it. If it happens in land where you are, then do not go out of it.” (Bukhari & Muslim)
Any servant who resides in a land afflicted by plague, remaining patient and hoping for reward from Allah, knowing that nothing will befall him but what Allah has decreed, he will be given the reward of a martyr.” (Bukhari) … More ISLAMIC STANCE ON COVID-19 – CORONAVIRUS AND THE MUSLIM – SIMPLE FIQH OF CORONAVIRUS – PDF
“I used not to take food with satisfaction for the last 16 years, as a full stomach makes the body heavy, makes the heart hard, increases sleep and renders a man lazy for Worship”
Imam Shafi’e seems to have inherited this qualification of being eloquent like Ali Ibn Abu Talib, so beautifully that a companion of his, Haroon Ibn Saeed said, that when Imam Shafi’e spoke and wanted to make a point, he was so convincing that if he had told the people that a stone was a stick, they would have accepted it as the truth. … More IMAM SHAFI’E – HIS LIFE AND DEATH – MINI BIOGRAPHY – SHAFI’E MADHHAB
ʿUmar will come with blood flowing from his veins. It will be asked ‘Who did this to you?’ To which he will reply, ‘ʿAbd al-Mughīrah ibn Shuʿbah.’ He will stand in front of Allah and will have a swift and easy reckoning. Then he will be made to stand in front of the Throne, draped in two green garments. Then ʿUthmān will come with blood dripping from his veins. It will be asked, ‘Who did this to you?’ To which he will reply; ‘So and so.’ … More IMAM JAFAR AL-SADIQ – THE SUNNI IMAM ?? – DEBATE AGAINST A RAFIDHI SHIA – DID THE SHIA IMAMS REJECT TASHAYYU?