Qur’an Verse and Hadith Explained: Does the Sun Set in a Muddy or Hot Spring?

Allah describes Dhul-Qarnayn’s travels in one of the verses of the Qur’an by stating: حَتَّىٰ إِذَا بَلَغَ مَغْرِبَ الشَّمْسِ وَجَدَهَا تَغْرُبُ فِي عَيْنٍ حَمِئَةٍ وَوَجَدَ عِندَهَا قَوْمًا “Then, when he came to the setting of the sun, he found it setting into a muddy spring. And he found near it a people.“ (Qur’an 18:86) There […]

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Summary of Hanbali Creed

This translated booklet, authored by Sh. Mubarak ibn Rashid al-Hathlaan, offers a concise summary of the Hanbali/Athari creed, drawing from key Athari canonized texts: Al-‘Ayn wa al-Athar, Qala’id al-Iqyan, and Najaat al-Khalaf. The primary goal is to provide an accessible overview without delving into intricate details. Footnotes enrich this translation, incorporating Sh. Abdul Rahman Al-Salti’s

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Contextualizing Qur’an 2:62: Does It Advocate for Religious Pluralism?

Over the years, the following verse has been misused by some figures to suggest that Islam does not require others to adopt it as a religion and people can suffice with merely believing in Allah, the Day of Judgment, and doing good deeds: إِنَّ ٱلَّذِینَ ءَامَنُوا۟ وَٱلَّذِینَ هَادُوا۟ وَٱلنَّصَـٰرَىٰ وَٱلصَّـٰبِـِٔینَ مَنۡ ءَامَنَ بِٱللَّهِ وَٱلۡیَوۡمِ ٱلۡـَٔاخِرِ

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Translation and Notes: Salvation of the Successors in Beliefs of the Predecessors (Najaat al-Khalaf)

This is a complete translation of a short treatise on Athari creed written by the Hanbali scholar Uthman ibn Ahmad ibn Sa’eed An-Najdi or more popularly known as Ibn Qa’id. I have also included extensive footnotes based on the explanation of the book by Shaykh Ismail Hakamali and Shaykh Faris Falih.  Shaykh Ismail only provided

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