Akhbar al-Fuqaha Narration on Non Raf'ul Yadayn

This article by Shaykh Rayhan Jawaid examines a unique narration from the Akhbar al-Fuqaha of Imam Muhammad ibn Harith al-Khushani (D. 361AH) mentioning the abrogation of the raising of the hands in Salah after the initial Takbir (Tark Raf’ul Yadayn fis Salah) from the Sahabi – ‘Abdullah Ibn…

17 Feb 1:30 PM 2 Read More...

The Blazing Star in Defence of a Narration from Malik al-Dar

The following work by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is a defence of the authenticity of the following narration:
It is related from Malik al-Dar,`Umar’s treasurer, that the people suffered a drought during the time of `Umar (his khilafah), whereupon a man came to the grave of…

13 Feb 1:00 PM 2 Read More...

Laying the Foundation: A Historical Analysis of Kūfah’s Academic Development

Translator’s Preface
The profound influence ones environment has in shaping his personality, worldview, and knowledge is a universally accepted fact. It is as the age-old proverb goes, “Tell me the company you keep, and I will tell you who you are.” As such, to appreciate the early Muslim…

08 Feb 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Difference of Approach in Dealing with Apparently Conflicting Aspects of the Sunnah

The following is an excerpt from our abridged translation of the masterpiece, Athar al-Hadīth al-Sharīf fī Ikhtilāf al-A’immah al-Fuqahā’, by the Syrian Hadīth scholar, the teacher of our teachers, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwāmah. There were numerous requests…

05 Feb 2:00 PM 0 Read More...

Salafis say Allah is Settled on the Throne

Says ‘Shaykh’ Ibn Uthaimeen:

Quote

ونحن نعلم معنى الاستواء ونؤمن به ونقره وهو أنه
سبحانه وتعالى علا عرشه واستوى عليه علوا واستقرارا يليق به سبحانه وتعالى
ولكننا لا نعلم كيفية هذا الاستواء

Source

rough translation:

We know the meaning of istawa and we believe it and accept/approve it and He subhanahu wa ta’ala is upon is His arsh and His establishment thereupon is of aboveness and settledness (istiqrar) Glorified and Exalted be He. We don…

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