Tag: Introduction to Knowledge

Understanding Differences of Opinion in Fiqh Issues

Al-Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Rajab (d. 795 AH) said: “The reasons for difference of opinion in [matters of fiqh] are plentiful. Nonetheless, [it should be noted] that there must exist from this ummah [for each individual issue] a scholar whose opinion coincides with the truth. Thus, this scholar is [considered] the most knowledgeable regarding this ruling. The issue may not be entirely clear to some of the other scholars and thus they are not considered to be [most] knowledgeable when it comes to this ruling [specifically]. For, truly, this ummah will never wholly and completely devolve into misguidance, nor...

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Why Did ‘Umar ibn al-Khaṭṭāb Select the Month of Muḥarram to Start the Islamic Calendar

Letters would come to him, and he would not know when they were written and when they were sent. Therefore, he (رضي الله عنه) set the calendar to make it begin from the month of al-Muḥarram. Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣāliḥ ibn Fawzān al-Fawzān Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān (حفظه الله) said: As for the beginning of the year [starting the Islamic calendar with al-Muḥarram], then it is an affair that was adopted in the era of ʿUmar [ibn al-Khaṭṭāb, the second rightly guided Khalīfah] (رضي الله عنه) because of the letters that would come to him from his workers.1 Letters would come to him, and he would not know when...

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It Is Upon You to Seek Beneficial Knowledge

ʿUmar Quinn advises the Muslims to have Taqwá of and sincerity to Allāh. What follows is a thorough admonition on the benefits of seeking knowledge and the importance of working hand-in-hand with your Salafī brothers towards establishing the daʿwah. Notes: Have Taqwá of Allāh Have sincerity to Allāh This causes the deeds of a person to remain eternally Seek beneficial knowledge Seek benefit from the scholars Put your hands in the hands of your brothers who are following the advice of the scholars, connect with the Muslims of other communities It is upon you to seek beneficial knowledge To...

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Can We Say: “Allāh and His Messenger Knows Best”?

[Q]: I was told by a sister in an email Quote “we are not supposed to say “Allāh and His Messenger know best”. The Sahabah said that when the Prophet (ﷺ) was alive, but after his death, we are simply supposed to say “Allāh knows best”. end of quote Is what she said correct? if it is correct where can I find the dalīl for this statement… …barāk Allāhu fīkum [A]: The Permanent Council of Scholars in Saudi al-ʿArabīa have stated that “Allāh and His Messenger know best” was said during his lifetime, and that “Allāh knows best” is...

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The Greater Jihād

And it is known that the jihād against the hypocrites is to be carried out with the establishment of proof and the Qurʾān. Jihād Against the Innovator Imām ʿAbd al-Raḥmān Ibn Nāṣir al-Saʿdī (d.1376H) – raḥimahullāh– said: “The Jihād is of two types: a jihād by which the rectification of the Muslims is intended, and their correctness in their beliefs and their manners, and all of their religious and worldly affairs, and in their knowledge and action-related education.  And this type is the basis of jihād and its foundation, and built upon it is the second type of jihād.  It...

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The Status of the Arabic Language in Islām

As for becoming accustomed to talking to one another in a language other than Arabic, which is the symbol of Islām and the language of the Qurʾān, so that this becomes a habit in the land, with one’s family and household members, with one’s friends, in the marketplace, when addressing government representatives or authority figures or when speaking to people of knowledge, undoubtedly this is makrūh (disliked), because it involves being like the non-Arabs, which is makrūh, as stated previously. Hence when the early Muslims went to live in Syria and Egypt, where the people spoke Byzantine Greek,...

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