The Stigma of the Mubtadi’ – How do we treat those who spread Bid’ah?

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?

al-Haytham b. Jamil [d. 213 AH] said, “I witnessed [Imam] Malik being asked 48 questions, and he replied ‘I don’t know’ to 32.”

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

al-Fuḍayl ibn ‘Iyāḍ [d. 187 AH] said, “The greatest liar is one who persistently returns to their sin [after vowing to never go back]…”

al-Fuḍayl ibn ‘Iyāḍ said, “The greatest liar is one who persistently returns to their sin [after vowing to never go back], the most ignorant is the one who is reliant upon their virtuous deeds [believing they have enough] the one most conscious of Allaah ﷻ is the one who fears Him the most. Never will an… Read More al-Fuḍayl ibn ‘Iyāḍ [d. 187 AH] said, “The greatest liar is one who persistently returns to their sin [after vowing to never go back]…”

Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī [d. 1223] – “Wise individuals do not speak without reflecting, contemplating, and preparing the speech within their hearts…”

Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī – “Wise individuals do not speak without reflecting, contemplating, and preparing the speech within their hearts, as per the saying, ‘the tongue of the wise person is behind their heart, if [the speech] is in their favour, they speak, and if not, they remain silent – while the speech of the fool… Read More Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdīsī [d. 1223] – “Wise individuals do not speak without reflecting, contemplating, and preparing the speech within their hearts…”

Abu Ḥatim Ibn Ḥibbān [d. 965 CE] – “When a person acknowledges their *mistake and apologises, they deserve forgiveness, because offering an apology for a mistake requires humility, which warrants the calming of angry feelings.”

Abu Ḥatim Ibn Ḥibbān [d. 965 CE] – “When a person acknowledges their *mistake and apologises, they deserve forgiveness, because offering an apology for a mistake requires humility, which necessitates the calming of angry feelings. If a person is sincere in their apology, they will humble in both their speech and actions.” → Rawḍat al-‘uqalā’… Read More Abu Ḥatim Ibn Ḥibbān [d. 965 CE] – “When a person acknowledges their *mistake and apologises, they deserve forgiveness, because offering an apology for a mistake requires humility, which warrants the calming of angry feelings.”

Sh. Bakr Abu Zayd [d. 1429 AH] – “If the one who has no knowledge remained silent then conflicts would subside.”

Sh. Bakr Abu Zayd [d. 1429 AH] – “‘If the one who has no knowledge remained silent then conflicts would subside.’ this statement regards the “muta’aalimoon” [pseudo-intellectuals] – those who [thought it wise] to sleep on knowledge [never venture to study or seek knowledge] and have yet to wake up. They exaggerated [their worth] without… Read More Sh. Bakr Abu Zayd [d. 1429 AH] – “If the one who has no knowledge remained silent then conflicts would subside.”

Ibn Abi Layla [d. 83 AH] – The Salaf and Issuing Fataawa [rulings]

Ibn Abi Layla – “I have met 120 Companions of the Messenger of Allaah ﷺ in this Masjid – none of them, when asked about a matter regarding a hadith or a verdict, except they wished their peers sufficed them [by answering on their behalf] and today the matter has reached a people who profess knowledge… Read More Ibn Abi Layla [d. 83 AH] – The Salaf and Issuing Fataawa [rulings]

Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisi [d. 1223 CE] – The Salaf when approached for a religious verdict…

Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisi [d. 1223] – “The Salaf [when asked for a religious ruling] would forward [the task] of giving a fatwa to one another [hoping their peers would suffice them by answering it instead] until it would return to the first [the one who was initially approached for the religious verdict].” → Mukhtasar Minhaaj… Read More Ibn Qudāmah al-Maqdisi [d. 1223 CE] – The Salaf when approached for a religious verdict…