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.
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
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
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”
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
→ al-Fisaal fi’l Milal 2/78 | Ibn Hazm al-Andalusi (d. 1064 CE) [Edition: Subayh; 1348] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi Ibn Ḥazm [d. 1064 CE] explains that the proofs in the Qur’an and Sunnah [i.e the verses and narrations] prove that the Earth is round, one verse being:
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]… Read More 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.”
Imam al-Sha’bi relates a man once approached him and asked, “Tell me, does Iblis have a wife?” Imam al-Sha’bi replied, “[I don’t know] That’s a wedding I did not attend.” → Tafsir al-Baghawi [Surat al-Kahf; 50-51] | Imam al-Baghawi [d. 1122] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi