Bethlehem of Judea, where Jesus was born. Or perhaps not. We learn of these events within the canonical books of the Christian ‘New Testament’, implausibly credited with authorship by early followers of Jesus called Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. These Gospels are biographical works on Jesus; written not less than half a century after his departure.… Read More [Bible Study] | The Birth of Jesus: The Nativity Narrative – Bethlehem or Nazareth?
Ibn Mas’ud [d. 32 AH] – “Follow and Do Not Innovate, For You Have Been Sufficed. Every Bid’ah is Misguidance.” → “al-‘Ilm” – 54 | Ibn Abi Khaythama | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Ḥushayshi Other References: → “Kitab az-Zuhd” – 315 | Waki’ b. al-Jarrāh → “Kitab az-Zuhd” – 162 | Imam Ahmad… Read More Ibn Mas’ud [d. 32 AH] – “Follow and do not innovate, for you have been sufficed. Every bid’ah is misguidance.”
→ “al-Iqādh Himam Ulil-Absaar” – 1/50 | Imam al-Fulāni [d. 1218] The narrations binding the followers to take from where the Imams took from concern the Muqallid [follower] more, as for the Mujtahid, then they are not necessarily dependent on the verdicts of the Imams because they are qualified to exercise ijtihād. Responses to the… Read More Imam al-Fulāni [d. 1218 AH] – The narrations obliging taking from where the Imams took from concern the Muqallid, because the Mujtahid Is qualified to exercise Ijtihad and is not limited to their verdicts.
‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas [رضي الله عنه] said, “What prevents you, upon returning from your marketplaces or [conducting] your needs and heading back to your families, from reciting the Qur’an [on your way back] and earning ten good deeds for every letter you recite?” → “az-Zuhd” – 1/756 | ‘Abdullah Ibn al-Mubarak | [Edition: al-Mi’rāj] | Translated… Read More ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbās [d. 68 AH] said, “What prevents you, upon returning from your marketplaces or [conducting] your needs, from reciting the Qur’an [on your way back] and earning ten good deeds for every letter you recite?”
“Our belief, and the belief of everyone who is equitable in their perception of Imam Abu Ḥanifah [May Allaah be pleased with him], is that: If he had lived long enough to reach the period where the Shari’ah was compiled and logged, after the ḥufadh travelled the lands collating and recording [knowledge], and he was… Read More Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafī [d. 1886 CE] – The Dependence of Imam Abu Ḥanifah on Analogical Reasoning [Qiyās]
al-Haytham b. Jameel said, “I witnessed [Imam] Malik ibn Anas being asked 48 questions, and he replied ‘I don’t know [la adri]’ to 32.” “al-Intiqaa’ fi Fadaa’il al-a’immah” – 1/74 | Ibn ‘Abd-al-Barr al-Andalusi [Edition: Maktab al-Matbu’aat al-Islamiyyah | Ḥalab] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi
Bid’ah is introducing an act of worship for which there is no basis in Islam. Something that has been introduced into the religion which has no general or specific basis for it – “No Salaf for it”. An unfounded practice that is not from the practice of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ, nor the companions and… Read More Linguistic vs. Shar’i: The Categorisation of “Bid’ah” into ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’.
Ibn al-Mājīshün said, “I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, ‘Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) into Islam that he views as good has alleged that Muhammad ﷺ betrayed Messengership. Allaah ﷻ said, “This day, I have perfected your religion for you.. (5:3) [from this we can understand that] whatever was not part of the religion that… Read More Ibn al-Mājīshün said, “I heard Malik [b. Anas] say, ‘Whoever introduces an innovation (bid’ah) into Islam that he views as good has alleged that Muhammad ﷺ betrayed Messengership.'”