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Who are “the People of the Qur’an”; the people of Allaah and the closest to Him?

February 5, 2018


Q. My question is: what is the daily amount that the Muslim must commit to read of the Qur’an so that he may be among the people of Allah and the closest to Him? If he stops reading for a while, does that cancel out this virtue? A. Praise be to Allah Ibn Maajah (215) […]

Chronological usage of the term ‘Salaf’

April 18, 2017


Chronological usage of the term Salaf: 1. Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم (d. 11H) 2. Ayyub Al-Sakhtiyani (130H) 3. Abu Haneefah (d.151H) 4. Abdur-Rahmaan al-Awzaa’ee (d. 157H) 5. Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d.241H) 6. Abu Ja’far at-Tahawi (d. 321) 7. Abu Muhammad Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani (d.386) 8. al-Laalikaa’ee (d. 418H) 9. Aboo ‘Uthmaan as-Saboonee […]

The Qur’aan is the Speech of Allaah

February 7, 2015


Imaam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal – may Allaah have mercy upon him – said: “Allaah speaks continuously, and the Qur’aan is the Speech of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic, it is not created. And in no way is Allaah to be described with anything more than what He – the Mighty and Majestic – has described […]

The Importance of learning Adab amongst the Salaf

November 27, 2014


Ibn Muflih wrote “More than 5,000 people used to attend the lectures of Imam Ahmad. Less than 500 used to write, and the rest learned themselves good character from him” [Adab Shar’iyah, 2/97] Abû Bakr Al-Matû’î said: “I sat in the circle of Ahmad ibn Hanbal for twelve years while he read the Musnad to […]