Mar 27, 2023

Refuting the Muslim but Not the Kāfir?

After mentioning that those who deviate from the orders of Allāh are in categories Ibn Qudama al Maqdisi (d. 689 Hijra) mentioned: ​ Section Two: The innovator, if he is one who calls toward innovation and the innovation is from those that will make him a disbeliever (bidʿah mukaffarah), then his matter is more severe than that of a Thimmi because he would neither agree to pay the Jizyah nor would he make an agreement to live as a Thimmi. And if it is that his innovation does not make him a disbeliever, then the affair between himself and Allāh is less severe than the situation of the Kāfi…

Mar 26, 2023

How to Balance Seeking Out Means (i.e. Provision, Assistance) with Tawākkul (Reliance upon Allāh)

Refuting the View that Carrying out Action in Fulfilment of a Goal is not from Islām Addressing the Confusion Centred Around the Companions of Al-Ṣiffah Refuting the Claim that Carrying out Actions in the Fulfilment of a Goal is a Sign of Weakness Carrying Out Action in the Pursuit of a Goal Does Not Invalidate Tawfīq from Allāh The True Definition of Tawākkul Allāh says: وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا قَبْلَكَ مِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ إِلَّا إِنَّهُمْ لَيَأْكُلُونَ الطَّعَامَ وَيَمْشُونَ فِي الْأَسْوَاقِ ۗ وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ ۗ وَكَانَ  رَبُّكَ بَصِيرًا ‘And We did not s…

Mar 23, 2023

A Fiqh Discussion on the Permissibility of Using the Siwāk (Toothbrush) When Fasting

Using the Siwāk While Fasting According to the Hanbalī Madh`hab [According the ḥanbalī madh`hab], it is not from the Sunnah for a fasting person to use the siwāk afternoon [i.e. after ẓuhr]. We say ‘afternoon’ meaning the sun has begun inclining towards the west. The sun rises from the east until it reaches its apex [or zenith], then begins to descend [towards the west], we say then afternoon has begun. How the Jurists Measure the Beginning of the Afternoon The scholars say: the indication of the beginning of afternoon is to erect a stick in the ground and watch it, as long as the shadow pr…

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