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Oct 26, 2022
Imām Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] said: “The eighth [type of guidance] is the level of acquaintance. Allāh says: وَلَوْ عَلِمَ اللَّهُ فِيهِمْ خَيْرًا لَّأَسْمَعَهُمْ ۖ وَلَوْ أَسْمَعَهُمْ لَتَوَلَّوا وَّهُم مُّعْرِضُونَ ‎﴿٢٣﴾‏ ‘Had Allāh known any good in them [the disbelievers], He would have made them hear. And if He had made them hear, they would [still] have turned away, while they were refusing.’ [Al-Anfāl, 8:23] and Allāh also says: وَمَا يَسْتَوِي الْأَعْمَىٰ وَالْبَصِيرُ ‎﴿١٩﴾‏ وَلَا الظُّلُمَاتُ وَلَا النُّورُ ‎﴿٢٠﴾‏ وَلَا الظِّلُّ وَلَا الْحَرُورُ ‎﴿٢١﴾‏ وَمَا يَسْتَوِي الْأَحْيَاء…

Oct 22, 2022
Allāh says: وَاسْتَعِينُوا بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلَاةِ ۚ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ ‎﴿٤٥﴾ ‘And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah].’ [Al-Baqarah, 2:45] Imām Abū Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn Jarīr al-Ṭabarī [d. 310 AH] said: The true meaning of this verse is: Seek help in fulfilling [the tenants of] My covenant [with you] through the practice of patience and prayer, towards achievement of this fulfilment. Prayer is indeed a hardship, except for the ones who fear My torment, humbly submitting themselves bef…



Oct 19, 2022
Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Rajab relates: “Ibrāhīm ibn Adham said: ‘The highest degree [of Iḥsān] is to cut off [from everything] except your Lord. To seek comfort from Him with your heart, mind, and all your limbs. To the point where you do not possess hope from anything except your Lord. You do not fear except your own sin. Your love for Him becomes so firmly rooted in your heart that nothing could ever cause it to waiver. If you were to reach such a state, you would find yourself lacking concern over [your place on earth], be it land or sea, plain or mountains. Rather your yearning to meet your bel…

Oct 17, 2022
Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn said [concerning water to which something pure is added causing the water to change one or all its properties from taste, smell, and colour]: “This is not enough to change this water to a state which makes it ineligible for wuḍūʿ, except if the additive is sufficient to completely change the way we refer to that water. For example [to the point] where we would say: ‘this is gravy’ or ‘coffee’ [despite those things being primarily water-based]. At such a point, these liquids stop being referred to as water, instead they are termed beverages whose respective names are de…



Oct 11, 2022
In Islām, both parents have rights, some of which might be shared between them, some of which may not. Although no specific authentic text may exist proving that one parent has the right to name the child over the other, numerous evidence suggests that the father possesses this right. From them is the following: 1. [A] Allāh’s statement: ادْعُوهُمْ لِآبَائِهِمْ هُوَ أَقْسَطُ عِندَ اللَّهِ “Call them after their fathers. This is more just before Allāh.” [Al-Aḥzāb, 33:5] [B] The Messenger’s (ﷺ) statement: “Whoever knowingly claims to be the son of anyone other than his real father has disbe…