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 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…”

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 al-Shāwkani [d. 1834 CE] – The Standard Used To Distinguish Right from Wrong.

"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.

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

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

We find feminist bloggers, unhinged in their "plight" against what they consider obstructive gender norms, shamelessly republish unfounded interpretations on unequivocal narrations unjustifiably considered equivocal by their uneducated peers... ahadith that are unambiguous to anyone who is of sound-mind, versed in hadith literature, and w/ a first-hand understanding of the texts, as opposed to merely … Continue reading Defending the Honour of Umm al-Darda’ as-Sughra

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

al-Fuḍayl ibn ‘Iyāḍ [d. 187 AH] said, “Whoever fears Allaah, no one can harm them. Whoever fears other than Allaah, no one can benefit them – [by the will of Allaah].”

al-Fuḍayl ibn ‘Iyāḍ [d. 187 AH] said, "Whoever fears Allaah, no one can harm them. Whoever fears other than Allaah, no one can benefit them - [by the will of Allaah]." → Siyar Aʻlām al-Nubalā | al-Dhahabī | Pg. 3043 [Edition: Bayt ul-Afkaar] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah [d. 1350 CE] – “If the kings of the world and their sons knew of the state we are in [contentment and happiness], they would fight us for it with their swords.”

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah said, “another individual said: If the kings of the world and their sons knew of the state we are in [contentment and happiness], they would fight us for it with their swords.” → al-Jawaab al-Kaafi - Pg. 186 | Ibn al-Qayyim [Mjma' al-Fiqh al-Islaami / Jeddah] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] … Continue reading Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah [d. 1350 CE] – “If the kings of the world and their sons knew of the state we are in [contentment and happiness], they would fight us for it with their swords.”