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Jun 15, 2023
Narrated by Abū Dharr al-Ghifārī (رضي الله عنه) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said—as part of what was narrated from his Lord, the Exalted in Might: “O my servants! If the first of you and the last of you, the human beings and the jinn among you, all stood in one plane and asked me their needs and I granted every single one of them whatever they had requested, such a thing would not render that which is with me deficient except in the way a needle depletes the ocean should it be plunged into it.” (Narrated by Muslim) Imām Ibn Rajab (d. 795 AH) comments: This ḥadīth proves that All…

Jun 14, 2023
Al-ʿAllāmah Abū al-Thanāʾ ibn Abdullāh al-Alūsī (d. 1270 AH) said: They [the Christians] have fancifully imagined their religious leaders to be on earth controlling the affairs of the servants of God the way the Lord of all Lords exerts control over them. They believe that happiness and despair itself exist in their (leaders’) hands. All of this despite the fact that their religious leaders are of less moral fibre than the very lowest of society, more detestable than the most despicable of people. One of their bishops may sleep the night, while his own faecal matter mars his thighs. While,…

Jun 14, 2023
Al-ʿAllāmah Abū al-Thanāʾ ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Alūsī (d. 1270 AH) said: Indeed, the Christians are an illiterate nation; a coalition based in ignorance. They have completely submitted to blind imitation [of their leaders], utterly refraining from the path of rightly guided truth. To the extent that they do not show due vigilance in ascertainment of the truth regarding what they have received from their religious leaders. Nor do their religious heads and heretics even contemplate what their very religion is based upon. For if they had, the religion of Christianity itself would cease to exist du…

Jun 13, 2023
The following is a collection of points regarding saying ‘Bismillāh’ before certain acts of worship: Evoking the Name of Allāh Before Performing Wuḍūʾ Forgetting to Say ‘Bismillāh’ Evoking the Name of Allāh Before Performing Ghusl Evoking the Name of Allāh Before Performing Tayammum Evoking the Name of Allāh Before Acts of Worship in General Forgetting to Evoke the Name of Allāh When Slaughtering and Hunting Animals Evoking the Name of Allāh before Eating Evoking the Name of Allāh before Calling the Adhān and Before Praying Evoking the Name of Allāh Before Beginning the R…

Jun 13, 2023
Imām Ibn Rajab (d. 795 AH) said: The believer afflicted with a catastrophe may sometimes see its resolution as being slow, to where he loses hope even after frequent invocation accompanied by feelings of humility. Despite this, signs that his invocations are answered remain absent. This may then cause him to blame himself saying: This has all come because of you. If there was only some good in you, it would have been answered. This blame is more beloved to Allāh than many forms of obedient acts. This is because it stipulates the servant of Allāh breaking down before his Master in admittan…

Jun 13, 2023
Imām Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn (d. 1421 AH) said: [Q]: Does the obligation of washing the dead encompass miscarried foetuses? [A]: This matter requires elaboration. If the soul of life has been breathed into it, then it should be washed, embalmed, and prayed upon. If the soul of life has not been breathed into it, then it is not washed. The soul of life is breathed into the foetus after a period of four months. The evidence for this is the ḥadīth of ʿAbdullāh ibn Masʿūd (رضي الله عنه) who said: The Messenger of Allāh (صلى الله عليه وسلم) narrated to us, and he is the truthful, the …


Jun 12, 2023
Defining Ṣalāh Some scholars say: Ṣalāh is limited to that which consists of rukūʿ and sujūd only. While others say: Ṣalāh is limited to that which consists of at least two units, except for witr which is considered ṣalāh even if it is one unit. The first opinion is more correct. Based on this definition, we examine the issue of sajdah al-tilāwah and sajdah al-shukr. Are they forms of ṣalāh? The Opinion of the Ḥanbalī Madh`hab Regarding Sujūd al-Tilāwah and al-Shukr The most well-known opinion of the Ḥanbalī madh`hab is that they are both forms of ṣalāh—to be opened with takbīr and finishe…

Jun 12, 2023
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751 AH) said: Every person in possession of even an iota of intelligence knows that the corruption of this world and its ultimate devastation is borne out of favouring the opinion of men over revelation. Or by prioritising obedience to the desires and whims of men over rational, logical thinking (i.e. returning to the sources of revelation and guidance). Following the desires and opinions of men over revelation does not settle in the heart without its impending destruction. This course of action, when found in any ummah, has led to complete, unadulterated corruption….