While “Sunnah” linguistically means “Path”, Bid’ah can relatively be defined as a diversion from the path. Though Bid’ah, in the technical [shar’i] sense, is an action introduced into the religion which has no general or specific basis for it – a supposed act of drawing nearer to Allaah ﷻ which has no basis in the Shari’ah. Imam… Read More The Stigma of the Mubtadi’ – How do we treat those who spread Bid’ah?
Imam al-Albāni [d. 1999 CE] – “This is the method employed by our scholars who are proficient in the science of Ḥadith. That they report the narrations with the corresponding Isnād [chain of narrators] so that one may determine the authenticity of the narration, and thus, discern the Saḥiḥ narration from the Da’eef, by utilising knowledge… Read More Imam al-Albāni [d. 1999 CE] – Affirmation Of The Authenticity Of The Narration Is Not Limited To It Being Reported Within The Work Of A Known Scholar. Verification Of The Isnād Is Imperative.
Andalusian Scholar, Abu Bakr at-Ṭurtushi [d. 520 AH], entered the court of the Fatimid vizier, al-Afḍal b. Badr al-Jamālī, and said: “This position you find yourself in was only granted to you because of the death of another before you, and this fleeting position is bound to leave you as it has come to you.… Read More Abu Bakr at-Ṭurtushi al-Andalusi [d. 520 AH] warning the Fatimid vizier, al-Afḍal b. Badr al-Jamālī.
al-Ḥussayn b. Muhammad al-Maghribī [d. 1119 AH] – “The technical definition of Shukr [شكر] is for a worshipper to utilise everything they were granted in accordance with the intended purpose they were conferred [worshipping Allaah ﷻ alone]. [For the sake of brevity] – “One drawing nearer to [Allaah ﷻ], through the blessings conferred upon them in… Read More al-Ḥussayn b. Muhammad al-Maghribī [d. 1119 AH] – “The technical definition of Shukr [شكر] is for a worshipper to utilise everything they were granted in accordance with the intended purpose they were conferred [worshipping Allaah ﷻ alone].”
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