It commences by listing articles of belief concerning Allah, in particular His Names and Attributes and the principles which must be applied to understand them. It then moves on to discuss topics such as the Qur’an, seeing Allah, the punishment of the grave, some of the descriptions of the Last Day and the events that will occur therein, the divine decree, faith and the Companions. Of significant note is that the creed closes with discussion about the moral conduct that a Muslim should adhere to. … More Al Aqeedah Al Wasitiyyah – Explained – Zinaid Abu Naser – Episode 2
This is a short course brought to you by Salafi Central. Join Sheikh Zinaid Abu Naser as he navigates us through Shaykh al-Islam, ibn Taymiyyah’s book: Al-Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah. It commences by listing articles of belief concerning Allah, in particular His Names and Attributes and the principles which must be applied to understand them. It then moves on to discuss topics such as the Qur’an, seeing Allah, the punishment of the grave, some of the descriptions of the Last Day and the events that will occur therein, the divine decree, faith and the Companions. Of significant note is that the creed closes with discussion about the moral conduct that a Muslim should adhere to. … More Al Aqeedah Al Wasitiyyah – Explained – Zinaid Abu Naser – Episode 1
The scholars who studied the issue realized that hashish is an intoxicant, and that it is only consumed by evildoers, because of the pleasure and euphoria it brings. So it is like intoxicating drinks. Khamr makes a person lively and argumentative, whereas hashish makes him relaxed and lethargic, but it still befogs the mind and opens the door to physical desires and heedlessness with regard to one’s honour, which makes it worse than intoxicating drinks. This is something that was introduced by the Tatars. … More ARE MEDICINES WITH DRUGS IN THEM – HALAL OR HARAM – IS CANABIS OIL HALAL – WHAT CONSTITUTES KHAMR – MUSLIM DRUG DEALERS??
The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:
إِنَّ مَا أَتَخَوَّفُ عَلَيْكُمْ رَجُلٌ قَرَأَ الْقُرْآنَ حَتَّى رُئِيَتْ بَهْجَتُهُ عَلَيْهِ وَكَانَ رِدْئًا لِلإِسْلامِ غَيَّرَهُ إِلَى مَا شَاءَ الِلَّهِ فَانْسَلَخَ مِنْهُ وَنَبَذَهُ وَرَاءَ ظَهْرِهِ وَسَعَى عَلَى جَارِهِ بِالسَّيْفِ وَرَمَاهُ بِالشِّرْكِ
“Verily, I fear for you that a man will recite the Quran until his delight is seen and he is wicked for Islam and he changes to whatever Allah wills for him, such that it is stripped from him and he throws it behind his back, assaulting his neighbor with the sword and accusing him of idolatry.”
“I said, “O Prophet of Allah, which one is closer to idolatry? The accused or the accuser?”
Todays’ google scholarship standard, that every other muslim meets, has produced some incredibly evil people, and all these evil people do, is critique others. We find the left wing claiming that Ibn Taymiyyah was a deviant of sorts. Not only do they falsify statements and misinterpret his works, they bring false proof from his contemporarys claiming they also thought the same, on top of that, we have modern day “scholars” who claim the same manhaj as Ibn Taymiyyah, that are now distancing themselves from him.
The claims as expected are many, the shaikh wrote thousands of risalahs, and the critique is expected, but how much of Ibn Taymiyyah is really known by these very people. I hope that by the end of this article the reader is more informed on the person that many call Shaikh Al-Islaam, so that they can themselves without coercion make their own minds up on what Ibn Taymiyyah really believed and taught. … More A LITTLE MORE ON IBN TAYMIYYAH – HIS TASHBEEH? – HIS BELIEFS? – IS HELL ETERNAL? – WHAT THE CONTEMPORARYS SAID
Sometimes we only need to read a little bit of information to get a huge deal of benefit from it, Allah blessed this ummah with scholars like Mountains, and of them was Imam Adh-Dhahabi rahimahullah. … More CHARACTERSITICS OF A TALIB UL-ILM – WHAT MUST A STUDENT OF KNOWLEDGE POSSESS – THE 7 POINTS OF IMAM DHAHABI
This was the legacy that Ibn Taymiyyah received. Through him, we’ve been able to get amazing knowledge of our Deen to this day. Those books that were saved in the cart made Ibn Taymiyyah a scholar, who then went on to write 591 books in his life span of 67 years! The Islamic world got three of the most prominent and great scholars from the students of Ibn Taymiyyah. They were Ibn Kathir, Ibn Qayyim Jauzi and Dhahabi. That was the legacy that Imam ibn Taymiyyah left behind: Knowledge and Scholars of knowledge. … More WHO WAS IBN TAYMIYYAH – A QUICK WRITE UP – IBN TAYMIYYAH AND HIS SALAFI FOLLOWERS – SHAIKH AL ISLAM?
Many times a person that is studying Islam and the Sciences comes across the name of Ibn Taymiyyah, and for readers of this blog that name should not come across as strange. But what does happen is that people start to have battles amongst each other, one side using Al-Ghazzali as proof while the other uses Ibn Taymiyyah.
They lived close to each other, and though one preceeded the other Ibn Taymiyyah definetly knew of Ghazzali.
But, what did Ibn Taymiyyah actually say about AL-Ghazzali, was he relevant to Ibn Taymiyyah. … More IBN TAYMIYYAH ON GHAZZALI – WAS IBN TAYMIYYAH AFFECTED BY IMAM AL GHAZZALI – WAS AL GHAZZALI A MUBTADIYYAH?
The servant is always in the blessings of Allah, which necessitate thankfulness, and in sinfulness, which requires seeking forgiveness. Both of these matters are required and essential for the servant at all times, as the servant does not cease to alternate between Allah’s (various) favours and blessings, and does not cease to be in need of repentance and seeking forgiveness.
This is why the Master of the Children of Adam, and the Leader of the Pious, Muhammad, (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) sought forgiveness in all circumstances. He said in an authentic Hadith reported by al-Bukhari:
“O people repent to your Lord, for verily I seek forgiveness from Allah and repent to him more than seventy times in a day.” (Bukhari) … More ASKING FOR PARDON FROM ALLAH – IBN TAYMIYYAH ON MAGHFIRA AND ISTIGHFAR