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Chronological usage of the term ‘Salaf’

April 18, 2017

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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

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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

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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 […]