Aqeedah (Theology), Hadith

Bid’ah: In Light of the Athar of Ibn Mas’ood

It is related in an athar in al-Daarimi [210] on the authority of ‘Amr ibn Salamah who said: We were sitting at the door of ‘Abd-Allah ibn Mas’ood before Fajr prayer, so that if he came out, we could walk with him to the Masjid,, then Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari came to us and said: Has Abu ‘Abd al-Rahmaan come out to you yet? We said: No. So he sat with us until he came out, and when he came out we all stood up. Abu Moosa said to him: O Abu ‘Abd al-Rahmaan, just now I saw something in the…

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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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Hadith, Tazkiyyah (Spiritual Development), Translations

Hadith: “He would provide for you as He provides for the birds”

By Sh. Ibn ‘Uthyameen ‘Umar said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, ‘If you were to rely on Allah as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out early in the morning hungry and return in the evening full.’” – Narrated by at-Tirmidhi and he said, “Hadith Hassan.” ((If you were to rely on Allah as He should be relied on)) meaning: [with a] true/genuine reliance on Allah, the Great and Almighty, [and with] a complete trust [in Him] with…

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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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