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Love for the sake of Allah is one of the strongest bonds of faith

April 3, 2018

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Q. Is love for the sake of Allah and doing what is dictated thereby an act of worship that will bring one closer to Allah, may He be exalted? Is it equivalent to naafil (supererogatory) acts of worship or Hajj, as al-Hasan al-Basri said to someone: “O A‘mash, do you not know that going and putting […]

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

February 5, 2018

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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) […]

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 […]