Linguistic vs. Shar’i: The Categorisation of “Bid’ah” into ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’.

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.'”

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.'”

Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791] – Dismissing rumours spread about him in a Letter to the Village of Qasīm, Najd.

They had asked him to clarify some of the rumours being spread, so he wrote this tract in response to them. I briefly only relate the parts of the letter that directly respond to unfounded accusations circulated about him today. Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791] said: “…I do not testify that anyone from the… Read More Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791] – Dismissing rumours spread about him in a Letter to the Village of Qasīm, Najd.

Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791 CE] – Letter To The Scholars of Makkah

Tirades of abuse and polemical works against the character of the acclaimed scholar  Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb is not specific to our era. Rather, the unwarranted and unjustified streams of invective are coeval with the moment the Imam confuted the aberrant beliefs and practices of those among his contemporaries who harboured heterodoxical beliefs. Since he… Read More Muḥammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhāb [d. 1791 CE] – Letter To The Scholars of Makkah

Ibn al-Shiḥnah al-Ḥanafi [d. 815 AH] – The Ḥanafi stance on following authentic narrations that are contrary to the view of Imam Abu Ḥanifah

Ibn al-Shiḥnah al-Ḥanafi [d. 815 AH] – “If the ḥadith is authentic, yet it’s contrary to the view of the Madhḥab [Ḥanafi school], then act upon the authentic ḥadith; this will be your methodology, and the one [acting upon the authentic narration contrary to the view of the Ḥanafi school] is still regarded a Ḥanafi, because it… Read More Ibn al-Shiḥnah al-Ḥanafi [d. 815 AH] – The Ḥanafi stance on following authentic narrations that are contrary to the view of Imam Abu Ḥanifah

Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafi [d. 1886 CE] – “Whenever I chance upon groups differing, I find the view of the People of Hadith to be the most accurate.”

“Whoever views the matter impartially [without bias], and delves into the oceans of Fiqh and the principles of Fiqh – eluding deviation and straying [from the correct understanding] – they will ascertain, concerning the vast majority of subsidiary and fundamental matters the scholars differ in, that [the view of] the Madhab of the Muhaditheen [The… Read More Imam Abu’l Hasanāt al-Luknawī al-Hanafi [d. 1886 CE] – “Whenever I chance upon groups differing, I find the view of the People of Hadith to be the most accurate.”

Defending the Honour of Umm al-Darda’ as-Sughra

We find feminist bloggers, seemingly unhinged in their plight against obstructive gender norms, shamelessly republish unfounded interpretations on narrations, which are unjustifiably considered equivocal by their uneducated peers, but fairly straightforward and direct to anyone who is of sound-mind, versed in hadith literature, and w/ a first-hand understanding of the texts, as opposed to merely… Read More Defending the Honour of Umm al-Darda’ as-Sughra

Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] – The Virtue of the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ over the Classical Scholars

Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] said, “Allaah ﷻ individuated and specified them [the Companions] with knowledge, understanding, precedence, fiqh about Allaah ﷻ and His Messenger ﷺ, and they were present when the Messenger ﷺ received revelation. They took directly from the Messenger ﷺ, no mediacy between them [directly from the Prophet], and the revelation was… Read More Ibn al-Qayyim [d. 751 AH] – The Virtue of the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ over the Classical Scholars

Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE] – “The Rights of Creatures and Animals”

Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE]: “1. That you provide for them as they require, even if they have aged or sickened such that no benefit comes from them. 2. That they are NOT burdened beyond what they can bear. 3. That they are not placed together with another creature [their own kind… Read More Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE] – “The Rights of Creatures and Animals”