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Introduction to Hanbali Fiqh

Notes from Abu Zahra’s ‘The Four Imams: Their Lives, Works, and Their Schools of Thought’ Overview of Imam Ahmad’s Life Imam Ahmad did not write a book on fiqh (jurisprudence) In the beginning of his career, he refused anything to be recorded from him on the subject of fiqh. He didn’t consider it proper He […]

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

This is a full 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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Seeking Religious Knowledge That Actually Benefits

The Prophet ﷺ is reported to have stated in a hadith: سَلوا اللهَ عِلمًا نافعًا وتعَوَّذوا باللهِ مِن علمٍ لا ينفعُ “Ask Allah for beneficial knowledge and seek refuge in Him from knowledge that does not benefit.” [Saheeh Ibn Majah 3114] Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali said: “Beneficial knowledge is that which directly impacts the heart, enhancing within it the

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