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
“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?
There, I saw a person sitting and another standing with an iron hook in his hand pushing it inside the mouth of the former till it reached the jawbone, and then tore off one side of his cheek, and then did the same with the other side; in the meantime the first side of his cheek became normal again and then he repeated the same operation again. I said, ‘What is this?’
They told me to proceed on and we went on till we came to a man Lying flat on his back, and another man standing at his head carrying a stone or a piece of rock, and crushing the head of the Lying man, with that stone. Whenever he struck him, the stone rolled away. The man went to pick it up and by the time he returned to him, the crushed head had returned to its normal state and the man came back and struck him again (and so on). I said, ‘Who is this? … More PUNISHMENT FOR NOT PRAYING, ADULTERY AND INTEREST – HADITH OF SAMURA IBN JUNDUB
Thus, the one who looks after the general affairs of Muslims is considered an Amir. Likewise, the one who looks after the affairs of a group structured over a common issue is considered an Amir as well; and the one who looks after the affairs of a group in travel is an Amir also. … More OBEYING THE ‘AMIR – ‘IMARA IN ISLAM – CAN WE CHANGE AMIRS AS WE WISH – WHO CAN BECOME THE AMEER – CAN ANYONE GIVE UP THE IMARA
Fellow Muslims! We have bidden farewell to another year of our lives in which we have done many deeds that will be shown to us on the Day or Resurrection. Many days have passed and many loved ones have died. Many sins we have committed day and night. The Prophet said,
“People wake up in the morning and they bargain with their souls. There are among them those who buy freedom for their souls and there are others who sell theirs unto destruction.”
Brethren in faith! In life, pains turn to happiness and prosperity turns to misery. Days and nights move but it is only the wise who derives lessons from that. Allah says, … More EXAMINING ONE SELF IN THE YEAR THAT HAS GONE – HOW TO CHANGE AND BECOME THE PERSON YOU WISH YOUR CHILD TO BE – LEADERS OF TOMORROW – KHUTBAH
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
We live in a world where non Muslims and the western media are judging almost 15 centuries of Islam, Allah and His Messenger, by a few incidents done by the most extreme of the most extreme, we are literally talking about less that 0.1% of a population that numbers almost 2 billion people.
Of course the media and the main anti-Muslim protagonists will not speak about the magnificent contributions Islam had to modern day technology, towards law, linguistics, mathematics, architecture, geo-politics, war conditions, rules and treatises. There is not a word about how Muslims came all the way up to spain to protect a Jewish population that was being wiped out and discriminated against by the ruling monarchy. Yes, you read that correctly, Muslims went to Spain to save the Jews living there, from persecution and terrorism, 1000 years before Hitler and the Gestapo of the Nazi State.
All we hear about is a handful of people who broke a pact, but the question is, what does Islam say about the Civilian population in times of war. It is clear that the “peace protecting” West, considers Muslim civilians as collateral damage, when a smart bomb hits a civilian village, maiming and killing dozens of people, hundreds of times over and over again, we realise that people really are expendable to the defender of the world.
However, in Islam, they are not expendable….. … More THE FIQH OF CAPTIVES AND NON COMBATANTS IN ISLAM – THE ORDERED PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS – SO WHY ARE CIVILIANS GETTING KILLED?
Avoid the seven heinous sins: Worshipping others with Allah, sorcery, taking a life which Allah has m ade sacred except in the course of justice, devouring u sury, appropriating the property of the orphan, fleeing from the battlefield, and charging believing women, unmindful though innocent, with adultery. … More AL-KABIRAT UL-KABAIR – THE MAJOR SINS – LIST OF THE GREATEST SINS IN ISLAM – WHERE ARE THE MAJOR SINS IN THE QUR’AN
I proudly punded my chest for many years claiming I was a salafi, in Aqeedah, In Fiqh, In the understanding of Tawheed…. in everything you can imagine nd mention. Then I started studying Islam, and many times found my self perplexed by many of the opinions I held, realizing that those very opinions were based upon the ijtihad of a scholar.
No matter how much I tried to shake taqleed away and remain upon Al-Itiba’a, I found my self in uncharted territory. This write up below will, in sha Allah, further the foundations put in place by the madhahib and their respected jurrists, over the centuries. Sometimes, we need to learn more to understand how much we actually are ignorant off.
No matter what level a student’s intelligence and determination reaches, he cannot be a Mujtahid in every legal issue, comprehending the study of their evidences from the standpoint of Prophetic tradition, linguistics, legal principles and jurisprudence. So it is inevitable that he will need to follow a scholar [Taqlīd] in a majority of legal issues. Adhering to a school will keep him occupied and is preferable for him in the face of evidence of equal weight and the absence of one view being prominent over another- so he follows his ‘Imām.
Since all the contemporaries who attack adherence to a juristic school and following [an ‘Imām] end up following ‘Ibn Bāz, ‘Ibn Uthaymīn, al-‘Albānī or others like them, may Allah have mercy on them, they run away from following one of the four A’immah and follow someone less than them [in knowledge]. … More DO WE NEED TO FOLLOW A MADHHAB – WHICH SCHOLAR – IS IT TAQLEED IF EVERYONE IS DOING IT?