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Mar 4, 2022
Imām Ibn Al-Qayyim (d. 751 AH) said: “The seeker of the straight path should realise that he seeks a way most of mankind has deviated from. He possesses a desire for a path upon which his close compatriots have the utmost power. [Let him know] that our souls have a natural inclination towards feelings of loneliness from separation and derive comfort from companionship. [Remind him that] Allāh has informed him of his compatriots on this [straight] path. Truly, [Allāh says] they are: الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاءِ وَالصَّالِحِينَ ۚ وَح…

Mar 4, 2022
It is recommended for anyone that has had a catastrophe of any kind befall him—or fears the occurrence of one—to first acknowledge all of the bounties [of Allāh] that have been granted to him both in terms of his dīn and this worldly life and compare this to whatever reviled occurrence he has been subjected to. It is by this comparison that he truly uncovers for himself the grandeur of the favours [of Allāh] upon him, and the paltriness and transient nature of the calamity he faces. [For the one who fears a calamity that has not yet occurred], he should measure the likelihood of what he fe…

Mar 1, 2022
Know that supporting the Tablīgiīn is a mistake for it is also supporting all of the falsehood they espouse. As for the [support] they have received from the general populace and from those who ascribe themselves to knowledge, the reason for it is only trickery by the Tablīgiīn such that people think good of them. They confuse and disorient people with their apparent speech and veiled falsehood that going out with them [for forty days] and being on their path is from jihād in the way of Allāh. The Tablīgiīn are from among the most bankrupt people from this prescribed jihād. They only attemp…


Feb 27, 2022
The infallibility of the Messengers [of Allāh] [may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon all of them] is a subject that contains that which is wholly agreed upon [by the scholars], both at the inception of the discussion and at its culmination. This issue also pertains to that which there is difference of opinion [among the scholars], although this [difference] exists only at the beginning of the discussion, rather than at its end. This is made clear [in two points]: The consensus of the scholars is that the Messengers [of Allāh] have attained perfection with regards to what they hav…


Feb 26, 2022

Feb 24, 2022
  Nowadays, it is common to find graduates from Islamic universities living and teaching in remote communities. The ability to attend and graduate from Islamic universities is no longer novel for Westerners. In that regard, what approach should be taken with callers who: 1. Have no ongoing connection to the Scholars 2. Have no connection with established Salafī elder students of knowledge or Salafī centres 3. Simply claim vague connections to old teachers or that they teach from the books of the Salaf In this type of scenario, is it acceptable to say “they are good enough”, “they see…

Feb 24, 2022
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751 AH) said: “The name [of Allāh] al-Raḥmān (the Most Merciful) [confirms prophethood as it comes in Sūrah al-Fātiḥah]. For verily, His mercy precludes that His servants be left purposeless, or that they should be unaware of that which would allow their true fulfilment. So, whoever gives the name al-Raḥmān its full appreciation knows that it delineates the raising of the Messengers, and the sending of the Books. This delineation is greater even than applying [the name of al-Raḥmān] to the sending down of productive rain, the growing of crops, or the bursting of seeds…