Imam al-Safārini [d. 1188 CE] – "It is inadvisable to resist sleep a great deal and stay up late often. Resisting and avoiding sleep will lead to problems such as bad moods, muddled thinking, and exhaustion that prevents one from understanding and working properly, and it can lead to many fatal illnesses. Creation is based … Continue reading Imam al-Safārini [d. 1188 AH] – “It is inadvisable to resist sleep a great deal and stay up late often. Resisting and avoiding sleep will lead to problems such as bad moods, muddled thinking, and exhaustion that prevents one from understanding and working properly…”
Imam al-Safārini [d. 1188 AH] – "If he doesn't sleep and remains awake doing no good, rather it may be [he remains awake] engaging the heedless, chatting with them [late into the night], not even committing major sins and crimes, sleep would be better for him. Perhaps it might be obligatory on such a person … Continue reading Imam al-Safārini [d. 1188 AH] – “If he doesn’t sleep and remains awake doing no good…”
Imam Zayn-al-Dīn al-Irāqī [d. 1404 CE] – "Mu'ammal [ibn Isma'il] said, 'a shaykh informed me of a hadith – (that spoke of specific virtues effectuated by reading specific chapters of the Qur'an) – I asked the shaykh, 'who informed you [of this]?' he replied, 'a man in al-Mada'in,' he was still alive, and so I … Continue reading Imam Zayn-al-Dīn al-Irāqī [d. 1404 CE] – There is no justification for fabricating a hadith.
Imam al-Shawkāni [d. 1834 CE]: "In the year (1215 AH), we received two amicable publications from the leader of Najd ['Abd al-'Aziz ibn Muhammad ibn Sa'ud] addressed to the court of our Imam [al-Mansur ibn 'Ali]. One of the volumes contained the treatises of Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Wahhab, all of which stressed the importance of sincerity … Continue reading Imam al-Shawkāni [D. 1834 CE] – About Muhmmad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791 CE]
"Truth is not demarcated by men; it is men that are defined through truth. None from the scholars and leaders are infallible, and one not infallible is prone to err just as he is liable to be right. Correct in some matters and mistaken in others. His being right is not discerned from his mistakes … Continue reading Imam al-Shāwkani [d. 1834 CE] – The Standard Used To Distinguish Right from Wrong.
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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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. Examination 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. … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading 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. … Continue reading [Bible Study] | The Birth of Jesus: The Nativity Narrative – Bethlehem or Nazareth?