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Apr 1, 2022

The Meaning of the Ḥadīth: The Religion Is Advice

Narrated by Abū Ruqayyah Tamīm ibn Aws al-Dārī (may Allāh be pleased with him) that the Prophet [may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him] said: ‘This religion is naṣīḥah [sincerely desiring that which is good for another]. We said: ‘To whom O Messenger of Allah?’ He said: ‘ To Allāh the Exalted in Might, His book, His Prophet [may the peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him], to the leaders of the believers and to the general populace.’ Narrated by Muslim. Explanation Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Rajab [d. 795 AH] said: ‘The Prophet [ﷺ] has told us that this religion is naṣīḥah. This proves that…

Mar 31, 2022

The Muslims are the Most Just Among the Religions and Ahl al-Sunnah the Most Just Amongst the Muslims

The Muslims are the most just in terms of their sharīʿah [i.e. following the divine legislation]. Unlike the Jews, they never rejected the sharīʿah that abrogated their own for the purpose of holding on to abrogated laws. Unlike the Christians, they never changed any portion of their actionable laws, or created new laws for themselves for which Allāh never granted them permission. They never fell into the radical adulation [that extended to worship] of their prophets and righteous like the Christians, nor did they completely discard the rights of [the pious] like the Jews. They never descr…