Tag: Ṣūfiyyah

Dhikr of Allāh

There is no doubt that the adhkār and supplications are from the best forms of worship. Worship is built upon tawqīf [sticking to what the texts state] and ittibāʾ [following]… Alhamdulillāh was ṣalātu was salāmu ʿalá nabiyyinaa wa habeeibnaa muhammad as salāmu ʿalayhikum 1. Performing dhikr is an action of worship, as such it is to be done in the manner enjoined by the Sharee`ah and it is not allowed to invent new methods of performing it. Shaykh al-Islām ibn Taymīyyah said, “there is no doubt that the adhkaar and supplications are from the best forms of worship. Worship is built...

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The Kufr of Ibn ʿArabī

I asked our Shaykh Sirāj al-Dīn al-Balqīnī about ibn ʿArabī and he promptly replied that he was a kāfir. al-hamdulillāh wa al-ṣalātu wa as-salām ʿalá nabīyyinā wa-ḥabiibnā Muḥammad In reply to a post asking to name scholars who declared ibn ʿArabī to be a disbeliever then one of the Imāms of his time, al-Allāmah Burhān ad-Dīn al-Balqīnī [809-885H] authored a work entirely devoted to this in which he mentions the names and statements of tens of scholars from the time of ibn ʿArabī to his time who declared him to be a disbeliever. He mentions even more who declared him to be a deviant and worse...

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On the Use of Tamīmah/Taʿwīdh

This is what is depended upon to hang taʿwādhāt on the necks of young children and it has criticism [fī-hī kalām] Bismillah Walhamdulillah wa-al-Ṣalātu wa-al-Salām ʿalá Rasulillah alhamdulillāh wa-al-ṣalātu wa-al-salāmu ʿalá nabiyyinā wa habeeibnaa Muḥammad The ḥadīth of ʿAmr ibn Shu`ayb, from his father, from his grandfather [`Amr ibn al-`Aas], that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ used to teach them for fearful situations the words: ‘I seek refuge in Allāh’s perfect words from His wrath, the evil of His servants, the whispered insinuations of devils, and lest they come to me.’...

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A Clarification of Doubts Regarding Waḥdah al-Wujūd

For verily the affirmation of a thing in an abstract sense from all of the Attributes means one cannot picture it existing outside of that. And the mind will only be left thinking that it does not exist, and that is the most extreme form of taʿtīl (denial). Al-ʿAllāmah Ibn Abū al-ʿIzz al-Ḥanafī Al-ʿAllāmah Ibn Abū al-ʿIzz al-Ḥanafī said:1 “So verily the deniers of Allāh’s Attributes enter the denial of the Attributes [into] the naming of Tawḥīd, such as Jahm Ibn Ṣafwān2 and his followers. For verily they say, “Affirming the Attributes necessitates that Al Wājib3 is numerous.”...

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The Prohibition of Taking Graves as Places of Worship

Shall I not send you for what the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ sent me? That you deface all statues and pictures and that you level all elevated graves. [1] Jundub Ibn ʿAbdullāh al-Bajalī said that he heard the Prophet ﷺ say – five days before he died: “Verily those before you took the graves of their Prophets and righteous people as places of worship, so do not take the graves as places of worship. Indeed I forbid you from this!” [2] From Abū Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said: “O Allāh, do not turn my grave into an idol. May the curse of Allāh be upon those...

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