When Shaykh Albani Disagrees With Himself

It is known among those who read Shaykh Albani’s books in Arabic that he contradicts himself when grading hadith. He may grade a hadith weak in one of his books but then we will find the exact same hadith declared authentic in yet another one. Here is an example…

17 Nov 9:30 PM 0 Read More...

Who is Right According to Qur'an and Sunnah: Ibn Baaz, Ibn Uthaymeen or Albani?

The opponents of the four Madhabs, also known as Salafis, would have us believe that the differences between the madhabs would not exist had the madhabs all followed the Qur’an and Sunnah. In this is an insinuation that the madhabs do not necessarily follow authentic hadith. This is why…

10 Nov 12:30 PM 0 Read More...

The Bid’ah and Perils of Trinity of Tawheed

If there is a common thread between the different terrorist groups acting in the name of Islam such as ISIS or Al-Qaida and the like, it has to be the fact that they adopted the view that tawheed is divided into three: Tawheed Al-Ruboobiyya, Al-Uloohiyy and Al…

05 Nov 11:30 AM 0 Read More...

The Language of the Friday Khutbah - Mufti Taqi Usmani

The Friday khutbah is a condition (shart) for the validity of the Friday prayer. As such, the Friday prayer is not complete without it, Mufti Taqi Usmani gives the arguments that  the Friday Khutbah must be delivered in Arabic as has been done by the Sahaba and Pious predecessors…

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The Four Rak'ats before the Isha prayer: An assessment of its legitimacy

In some of the books of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) there is a mention of the performance of four rak’ats of Salah before the actual obligatory (Fard) four rak’ats of the Isha Salah. This specific number of rak’ats of Salah before the Isha has been designated as being…

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