Posts Tagged ‘ash’ari’

Who are the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah?

The following is a short and succinct audio on who are the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’ah in reality.  It is in effect a clarification of what is the Saved sect (firqatun-najiyya) out of the 73 sects that this Umma has divided into.  It is from the…

01 Feb 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Is Following A Madhhab An Innovation Or An Obligation?

This is a collection of articles about following one of the four Sunni madhhabs (Schools of Islamic jurisprudence) in Islam.

The articles were written by the following contemporary authors from the Hanafi, Maliki and Shafi’i Madhabs:

1- Mufti Muhammed Taqi Usmani of Pakistan
2- Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (TJ…

23 Nov 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Imam al-Mizzi, his brief incarceration and the Khalq af’al al-Ibad of Imam al-Bukhari

In this updated article the following issues have been addressed in confutation of the claims circulated by certain individuals who are noted to be self-declared contemporary “Salafis” in creed (Aqida):

i) That al-Hafiz Jamalud-Din al-Mizzi (d. 742 AH) was incarcerated for apparently levelling takfir (excommunication of…

05 Aug 7:00 PM 3 Read More...

Imām al-Bayhaqī on Evidence for the Existence of the Creator

The following piece was translated and edited by Shaykh Zameelur Rahman.  It has been presented here with his permission:

Below we present a translation from Imām al-Bayhaqī’s celebrated work on Sunnī ‘aqīdah, al-I‘tiqād wa l-Hidāyah ilā Sabīl al-Rash…

08 Jun 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Imām al-Bayhaqī’s Letter to ‘Amīd al-Mulk on Imām Abu l-Hasan al-Ash‘arī

In his comprehensive hagio-biography of Imām Abu l-Hasan al-Ash‘arī (260 – 324 H) Tabyīn Kadhib al-Muftarī, Hāfiz Ibn ‘Asākir (499 – 571 H) quotes a lengthy letter written by Imām al-Bayhaqī (384 – 458 H) to the grand vizier of the Seljuk…

17 Apr 3:00 PM 0 Read More...