Tag: Abū al-Ḥasan Mālik Ādam

“I Mix with the People of Bidʿah to Bring Them Close”

Nowadays, it is common to see some of the youth, impressed by themselves and what they perceive to have a gathering of knowledge, to overrate themselves and believe that they can “bring the people of innovation close” by working with them or cooperating with them. They are heedless, not realising that they will be flattered with kindness, wealth and other forms of emotional blackmail. One of the major scholars of our time, may Allāh preserve him, comments on such a (innovated) notion in the name of ‘cooperation and rectification’: Shaykh Rabīʿ ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī was...

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Kitāb al-Sunnah [The Book of Sunnah]

He is the noble Imām, Abū Dāwūd Sulaymān ibn al-Ash‘ath as-Sijistānee, he is well-known by his kunyah, Abī Dāwūd. He was born in the year 202H in Sijistān. He sought knowledge early in his life. He was a ṭālib al-ilm (student of knowledge) before the age of eighteen. Then, he began to travel and seek knowledge. In the year 220H, he went to ʿIrāq. Abū Aḥmad (the leader) asked Abī Dāwūd to move to al-Baṣrah. He took Baṣrah as a place of residence and a place of seeking knowledge. He heard from Mūsá Ibn Ismāʿīl, al-Walīd and others. He went to Kūfah in the year 221H and...

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The Muqaddimah of Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim

I met Ṭāwūs and I said, ‘So and so narrated to me such and such.’ He said, ‘If your companion was trustworthy then take from him.’ Imām Muslim ibn al-Ḥajjāj al-Qushayrī al-Naysābūrī Ishāq Ibn Ibrāhīm al-Handhalī narrated to us: ’ʿĪsá Ibn Yūnus related to us: al-Awzaa‘ee narrated to us from Sulaymān Ibn Mūsá who said, “I met Ṭāwūs and I said,  ‘So and so narrated to me such and such.’ He said, ‘If your companion was trustworthy then take from him.” And Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbdullāh said: al-ʿAbbās Ibn Abī Riznah narrated to me he said: I heard ʿAbdullāh say, “Between us and the people is...

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