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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 […]

Those who say that the one who does not pray is a kaafir and those who say that he is not a kaafir both claim that there is consensus on their point of view; how are we to understand the claim of consensus on both their parts?

April 21, 2014

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Q. I have read the scholars’ opinions on the one who does not pray. Some of them say that he is a kaafir and an apostate, and some say that he is an evildoer (faasiq). The first group claims that there is consensus on this point. My question is: if there is consensus concerning this […]

Definition of udhiyah (sacrifice) and the ruling thereon

November 4, 2011

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Q. What is meant by udhiyah (sacrifice)? Is it obligatory or Sunnah?. A. Praise be to Allaah. The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw […]

Introduction to the Muwatta’ of Imam Maalik

August 24, 2010

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Introduction to the Muwatta’ of Imam Maalik How many ahaadeeth are there in the Muwatta’ of Imam Maalik?. Praise be to Allaah. This is a brief introduction of the book entitled Muwatta’ al-Imam Maalik; we ask Allaah to benefit us thereby. Firstly: Al-Muwatta’ is one of the great books of Islam which includes a number […]