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Oct 7, 2022
Shaykh Ḥammūd al-Tuwayjirī [d. 1412 AH] said:1 From among the acts of shirk that have been attached to some of the leaders of the tablīgīin is that they took on the habit of tying themselves to graves awaiting clairvoyant visions, miracles, and the inundation of souls of the companions of those graves. Moreover, they lend [false] credence to the issue of the Prophet [ﷺ] and the close compatriots of Allāh2 being alive now, rather than living in the afterlife in their graves. This has been mentioned concerning them by Shaykh Sayf al-Raḥmān ibn Aḥmad in his book: ‘Nadhrah ʿĀbirah Iʿtibāriyyah…

Oct 5, 2022
Imām Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Shawkānī [d. 1255 AH] said [concerning government employed scholars receiving income for their occupation]: What could reasonably prevent them from taking what they are deserving of from payment? Has this sharīʿah become so narrow that there should be nothing set aside for the likes of them? Or has the legislator obligated upon them that they travel incalculable distances, spend their entire days and nights [in the pursuit of knowledge] without compensation of any kind? This pure sharīʿah is above such a legislation, or that it should make such a thing obligatory …

Sep 24, 2022
Effects of Evil: Prevention from Acts of Obedience Effects of Evil: Darkness of the Heart Effects of Evil: Weakness of the Heart and Body Effects of Evil: Shortening of One’s Lifespan Effects of Evil: Sinning Begets More Sinning Effects of Evil: Weakening the Heart’s Desire for Goodness Effects of Evil: Sinfulness and Shamelessness Effects of Evil: Dulling the Mind Effects of Evil: Trivialisation of Sin Effects of Evil: The Despicable Nature of the Sinner Effects of Evil: Removal of Blessings and the Spread of Corruption Effects of Evil: The Loss of Protecti…

Sep 23, 2022
Allāh says: وَأَقْسَمُوا بِاللَّهِ جَهْدَ أَيْمَانِهِمْ ۙ لَا يَبْعَثُ اللَّهُ مَن يَمُوتُ ۚ بَلَىٰ وَعْدًا عَلَيْهِ حَقًّا وَلَٰكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ ‎﴿٣٨﴾‏ لِيُبَيِّنَ لَهُمُ الَّذِي يَخْتَلِفُونَ فِيهِ وَلِيَعْلَمَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا أَنَّهُمْ كَانُوا كَاذِبِينَ ‎﴿٣٩﴾‏ ‘And they swear by Allah their strongest oaths [that] Allāh will not resurrect one who dies. But yes – [it is] a true promise [binding] upon Him, but most of the people do not know. [It is] so He will make clear to them [the truth of] that wherein they differ and so those who have disbelieved may know tha…

Sep 22, 2022
Allāh says: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تُقَدِّمُوا بَيْنَ يَدَيِ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ ۖ وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيمٌ ‎﴿١﴾‏ ‘O you who have believed, do not put [yourselves] before Allāh and His Messenger but fear Allāh.’ [Al-Ḥujurāt 49:1] Imām Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] said [concerning this verse]: That is, do not speak until he has spoken, and do not take action until he has commanded you to do so. Some of the pious predecessors used to say: No action, however small, should occur except that two articles are addressed, why and how? That is: Why have you tak…


Sep 12, 2022
Although these three things are used to identify a person, they achieve this differently: Name The word that is used to identify you from birth and does not usually contain the word Ab or Umm or any form of praise or insult, like ʿAbd al-Raḥmān, Ḥamzah, Yaḥyá, ʿĀʾishah, Laylá. Laqab (Nickname) Any word that usually succeeds your name in Arabic and contains some sort of praise or insult, like tall in the laqab tall Uways [i.e. Uways al-Ṭawīl], and blind in the laqab Blind Muḥammad or Muḥammad the Blind [i.e. Muḥammad al-Aʿmash]. Utilising the first type of laqab is allowed; however, utilisin…


Sep 6, 2022
The Prophet (ﷺ) said: the parable of the one who remembers Allāh and one who does not is like the living and the dead. Narrated by al-Bukhārī and MuslimImām Muḥammad ibn ʿAlī al-Shawkānī [d. 1250 AH] said:1 This ḥadīth has been narrated by al-Bukhārī and Muslim from the aḥadīth of Abū Mūsá [al-Ashʿarī] (may Allāh be pleased with him). This is al-Bukhārī’s wording of the ḥadīth in the chapter entitled ‘Invocations’ and Muslim mentioned it in the chapter of ‘Ṣalāh’ from his [book] ‘Al-Ṣaḥīḥ’ with the wording: ‘The likeness of a house in which Allāh is remembered and a house devoid of Allāh…