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Living in the Age of Email Forwards

By Sheikh Abū ‘Abd Allāh I. Damiel

The advent of modern technology has provided an unprecedented platform for individuals and groups to manufacture and spread false information about Islam on a large scale. This phenomenon is carried out by both members of the faith and others who are open adversaries of Islam. Whilst the latter group is less successful in its attempts to penetrate and circulate false teachings among Muslims, the former for a long time, has had almost total success with very little opposition. Continue reading “Living in the Age of Email Forwards” »

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May
2013

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By Abu 'Aaminah

People are of 3 Types – Advice of Ali (ra)

On 18, May 2013 | In Articles, General | By Abu 'Aaminah

al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab al-Hanbalee (رحمه الله) wrote in his treatise “Kashf-ul-Kurbah fee wasfi Haali Ahlil-Ghurbah” (English: Alleviating Grievances in Describing the Condition of the Strangers): Continue reading “People are of 3 Types – Advice of Ali (ra)” »

17

Oct
2012

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Tazkiyah / تزكية

By Abu 'Aaminah

“With me is a treasure that is very seldom found…”

On 17, Oct 2012 | In Articles, General, Tazkiyah / تزكية | By Abu 'Aaminah

Shaykh Bakr Aboo Zayd (rahimahullaah) writes on page 147 of his book “The Etiquettes of Seeking Knowledge”,

وقدكان شيخنامحمد الأمينالشنقيطىالمتوفى في17/12/1393هـرحمه اللهتعالىمتقللاً منالدنيا، وقدشاهدته لايعرف فئاتالعملةالورقية، وقدشافهنيبقوله:

“لقدجئت منالبلاد – شنقيط – ومعيكنز قلأن يوجدعند أحد،وهو(القناعة) ،ولو أردتالمناصب،لعرفت الطريقإليها، ولكنيلا أوثرالدنيا علىالآخرة، ولاأبذل العلملنيل المآربالدنيوية“.

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Tarawih Recitation: A message to all Imams / Sh. Haitham Al-Haddad

 

Imāms should respect the Qur’ān when leading the Tarāwīḥ Prayer

The greatest favour bestowed upon humanity is the revelation of the Qur’ān as it is the only way human beings can be in continuous touch with their Creator. People can easily measure their level of attachment to their Lord by measuring their level of attachment to the Qur’ān – recitation, study and contemplation of it. This divine writ was not revealed to be a book of hymns for aural enjoyment, but instead as a book of guidance, for Allāh says in the Qur’ān, “(This is) a Book (the Qur’ān) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its verses, and that men of understanding may remember.”[1] As the Qur’ān is the unique and inimitable speech of Allāh, reciting it is a tremendous act of worship. However, its reward and comprehensive benefit can only be achieved once we put into practice what we understand. In fact, not putting enough attention to understanding the Qur’ān is condemned as Allāh the Most High says, “Do they not then think deeply about the Qur’ān, or are there locks upon their hearts (from understanding it?)”[2] Many early scholars also condemned those who read the Qur’ān without putting enough effort into understanding it, for example, it is narrated from Ibn Masʽūd that he said, “Do not scatter it (i.e., recitation of the Qur’ān) like the scattering of cheap dates, and do not ramble with it like the rambling of poetry. Stop at its marvels and stir your heart with it. None of you should let his concern be to reach the end of the chapter.”[3]

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Not Wasting Time Arguing With the Ignorant

Al-Qādhī ’Ayyādh رحمه الله reported:

فهذا المعتصم الخليفة العباسي يلتفت إلى أحمد بن حنبل رحمه الله ويقول له: كلم ابن أبي دؤاد فأعرض عنه أحمد بوجهه
وقال: كيف أكلم من لم أره على باب عالم قط؟

“When Imām Ahmad ibn Hanbal رحمه الله was requested by the ruler of his time (al-Mu’tasim) to debate a certain matter with Ibn Abī Dā’ud, he (Imām Ahmad) turned his face away and said: “How can I debate with a person whom I have never seen at the door of any Scholar (ālim)?”

[Adāb al-Ikhtilāf Page # 144]

Imam Ibn Rajab on 15th of Shaban

The erudite scholar, jurist, and traditionalist, the learned Zain ad-Din Abu al-Faraj ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn al-Hasan ibn Muhammad ibn Abi al-Barakah Mas’ud al-Sulami al-Baghdadi al-Hanbali, also known as Al Hafidh Ibn Rajab Al Hanbali stated the following in Lataa’if Al-Ma’arif :

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