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Someone believes that the awliya’ are our protectors, and he quotes a verse from the Qur’an as evidence

December 7, 2017

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Q. I have a friend who believes that the Messenger of Allah and pious people, whom he calls Awliya like Abdul Qadir Jeelani,are our protectors and helpers in this world besides Allah.He quotes ayah no.55 of Surah Al-Maidah in support of his belief. Kindly clarify the actual meaning of the Ayah. A. Praise be to Allah […]

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 […]

Imam Ja‘far as-Saadiq

December 26, 2016

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Q. Can you please provide a brief biography Jafar bin Mohammad bin ‘Ali bin Zain al-‘Abdeen bin Al-Hussain bin ‘Ali also known as jafar al sadiq and can you please mention some reliable biographical books in which we can read his biography. A. Praise be to Allah Firstly: His full name is Imam Abu ‘Abdullah […]

The Story of Abu Mihjan (Radhiallahu anhu) – One of the Companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

November 8, 2014

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Abu Mihjan (RA) was one of the companions of the Prophet (SAW). This Sahaabi was suffering from an addiction to drinking wine. He was brought and flogged, then brought and flogged again, but he knew that this problem did not relieve him of his duty to strive for the cause of Islam. So he went […]

Knowledge is more precious than Wealth

November 5, 2014

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Ali bin Abi Taalib (RA): “Verily knowledge is more precious than wealth. Knowledge preserves you, while you preserve wealth. Knowledge judges while wealth is judged upon. The possessors of wealth have died, while the possessors of knowledge live on. Their (the scholars) bodies have passed away, but they are still present in the hearts of […]

I have, by Allah, traveled around and found these people extinct. [Ibn al-Qayyim]

November 1, 2014

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Imaam Ibn Jawzee said: “How excellent are the people who have abandoned sweet dreams, withdrawing from that for which they erected their feet for. Standing up to fatigue themselves in the dark, seeking a portion of the blessing. When the night comes they stand up, and when the day arrives they derive lessons from it. […]

Ali (Radiallahu anhu) on the Virtues of Ansaar, the Pioneers in Islam

June 2, 2014

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One day, while mentioning the virtues of the Ansaar and that the fact that they were pioneers in Islam, Ali bin Abi Taalib (may Allah be pleased with him) said,  “The person who does not like the Ansaar and does not recognize the rights due to them, cannot be a Mu’min. Thereafter they used their […]