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
Imām Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him – once saw a man praying more than two rak’ah after the beginning of Fajr, making many bows and prostrations, and so he forbade him.
The man said, “O Abu Muḥammad, is Allāh going to punish me for praying?” Sa’īd said, “No, but He will punish you for contradicting the Sunnah.”
This is one of the superb answers given by Sa’īd b. Al-Musayyib – Allāh have mercy on him. It is a strong weapon against heretics (mubtadi’ah) who recommend many different types of religious innovation in the name of them being dhikr and prayer. They then criticize the followers of the Sunnah for criticizing them, and accuse them of censuring dhikr and prayer, when in fact [Ahl Al-Sunnah] are only criticizing the contravention of the Sunnah in matters such as dhikr and prayer. … More WISE SAYINGS OF THE SALAF – ON BID’AH – INNOVATIONS & MATTERS NOT FROM ISLAM – RIGHTEOUS PREDECESSOR SPEECH
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
And though we have an evolution of sort, of the Hijab over the centuries, there is also many different cultures who were contemporaries of one another, all claiming to follow the Qur’an and Sunnah, yet all had different concepts of the modest clothes a woman would and should wear.
The difference between the Hijab and the khimar is that the Hijab is something which covers all of a woman’s body, whilst the khimar in general is something with which a woman covers her head. Niqab is that with which a woman veils her face (tantaqib)… … More NIQAB SUNNAH OR WAJIB – FACE COVER MANDATORY OR PRESCRIBED – CAN I TAKE MY NIQAB OFF – PDF
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
Simply explained: “A purpose (maqasid) is not valid unless it leads to the fulfilment of some good (maslaha) or avoidance of some mischief (mafsadah)”. In other words, the maqasid of Shari’ah are the fulfillment of maslaha and the avoidance of mafsada.
For instance: It may be permissible for a Muslim to eat pork when in an emaciated state, provided that pork is the ONLY viable source of sustenance left only enough may be consumed to ensure survival … More USUL AL-FIQH – MAQASID/QAWAID AL SHARIAH – THE BEST EXPLANATION OF HANAFI, MALIKI, SHAFIE & HANBALI USUL PRINCIPLES
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?