Aqeedah (Theology), Hadith, Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

The Fortunate Seventy Thousand Who Will Enter Paradise Without Accountability

From the hadith of Abu Hurayrah in the two authentic books, it is narrated that he said, “From my nation a group of seventy thousand [people will] enter paradise whose faces [will] illuminate [like the] illumination of the full moon.”  And in the hadith narrated in Bukhari on behalf of Ibn ‘Abbas, it is narrated that the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “The people were displayed in front of me and I saw one prophet passing by with a large group of his followers, and another prophet passing by with only a small group of people, and another prophet…

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Aqeedah (Theology), Hadith

Hadiths: False Tales or Authentic Narrations?

Hadiths have come under lots of scrutiny and criticism during our times and many doubts have been raised against its validity.  The orientalists in particular have raised a number of doubts about its true origin and whether they truly are the words of the Prophet of Islam (pbuh).  One of the most common criticisms of hadith used to establish the hadiths as just false tales, as they claim, is that it was not written down during the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.  They argue that hadiths were not written down until generations after the Prophet’s death, hence, they cannot be…

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The Qur'an
Aqeedah (Theology), Dawah/Non-Muslims

Qur’an: A Timeless Miracle. A Brief Look Into Its Miraculous Nature

The Arabic word for miracle is Mu’jizah.  It comes from the root word ‘a-j-z, which means to be incapable of or to be weak.  Technically, in Islam, it is defined as acts performed by prophets of a miraculous nature that humans are incapable of imitating.1  Allah sent through various prophets, throughout time, specific miracles in order to prove the truthfulness of their message.  Generally, people will not believe a random claim from an individual that he has been sent by the Creator to give them a message from Him, hence, Allah uses miracles as a way to prove to the…

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Akhlaaq (Manners), Aqeedah (Theology), Translations

Athari Scholars’ Stance on Ibn Hajar and Imam Nawawi

Question: One of the Muslim scholars in Medina, where I live, said that Imam Ibn Hajar and Imam Nawawi were innovators.  He presented some evidence from Fath ul Baari to justify his view and gave an example on that with the Sharh of Imam Ibn Hajar for the purpose of (seeking) the face of Allah and His Mercy.  What do you think? Answer: The Ahlus us Sunnah wal Jama’ah are just in the matters of judgment on others.  They do not raise the people above what they deserve nor do they diminish their worth.  And it is part of justice…

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Aqeedah (Theology), Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development)

True Meaning of Trust in Allah

Trust in Allah is one of the best ways a servant can worship his Creator.  It is an internal worship residing within the heart.  It is also one of the causes to attaining the love of Allah as Allah Says, “Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)” (Quran: 3:159).  And in many verses of the Quran, Allah constantly emphasizes to the believers that, “And in Allah let the believers put their trust” (Quran 5:11).  The level of trust in Allah varies from one person to another.  According to Ibn Al-Qayyim, trust in Allah in it’s complete form…

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Grave Worship in Islam
Aqeedah (Theology)

Calling on the Dead Awliya of Allah

Many people in the Muslim world have been deceived into believing that since the Awliya (friends) of Allah are alive in their graves, they can help us when they are called upon at times of need.  They believe that they can literally hear the living’s supplications towards them.  However, this is a grave error on their part and goes against the clear textual evidences in the Quran and Sunnah which detail the state of the dead. One of the most common verses used by those who believe that the Awliya of Allah are alive and can hear and answer their…

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Aqeedah (Theology), Dawah/Non-Muslims

Traces of Shirk (Polytheism) in Judaism

Despite the claim of the Jews that they are upon pure monotheism, they have fallen into polytheism in a number of ways.  Their polytheism is spread across all three well-known categories of Tawheed.  The Jews have been repeatedly rebuked by God and His Messenger (pbuh) for failing to worship God alone without any partners. Polytheism in God’s Lordship – A group among the Jews took the Prophet Ezra (pbuh) as the son of God just as the Christians took Prophet Jesus (pbuh) as the son of God.  God Said in the Quran: And the Jews say: ‘Uzair (Ezra) is the…

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