The Status of the Noble Companions

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The Status of the Noble Companions (May Allah Be Pleased With Them)   "Allah سبحانه و تعالى selected a group to accompany the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and receive the Shari’ah from him; they are the best of his ummah." [This article is part of a free translation of 'aqidah ahl al-sunnah wa al-jama'ah fi al-sahabah al-kiram by 'Abd al-Muhsin al-'Abbad] A manifestation of Allah’s mercy and favour upon His slaves is that He sent to them … [Read more...]

the Superiority Of Abu Bakr (RA) and Umar (RA)

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Hadrat Ali (RA)Gives A Lecture on the Superiority Of Abu Bakr (RA) and Umar (RA) A Historic Lecture of Hadrat Ali رضي الله عنه Concerning the Superiority of Hadrat Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه and Hadrat Umar رضي الله عنه Hadrat Suwayd Ibn Ghaflah رحمه الله narrates that he once passed by a group of people who were degrading the status of Hadrat Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه and Hadrat 'Umar رضي الله عنه. When he reported this to Hadrat 'Ali رضي الله … [Read more...]

event of badar

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Question I was reading about the event of badar and would like to know Prior to the disbelievers’ leaving Makkah, Shaytaan met them.......... Was this in the month of Ramadhaan? Are the shaytaan not supposed to be chained? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. We need to differentiate between Iblis (The one who refused to … [Read more...]

Taqleed during the Time of the Companions

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Taqleed during the Time of the Companions and Their Followers (raa) There are abundant references to Taqleed of a particular individual in the books of Sunnah. A few examples are offered below. Imam Bukhari narrates from Ikrimah that the people of Madinah asked Ibn Abbas about a woman who - during Hajj - makes her first Tawaaf and then enters her menstrual period before she can make her final Tawaaf. Ibn Abbas told them that she could go … [Read more...]

The Statement of Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (radiallahu anh)

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The Statement of Abdullah ibn Mas'ood (radiallahu anh) The following statement of Abdullah ibn Mas'ood (radiallahu anh) is utilised as an objection against Taqleed: "No one should follow the religion of another such that if he believes, he believes and if he disbelieves, he disbelieves." The question is who actually condones this sort of Taqleed? The text condemns Taqleed in beliefs and articles of faith. No scholar supports Taqleed in … [Read more...]

Evil Acts That Spoil Brotherhood

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Evil Acts That Spoil Brotherhood   Abu Hurairah, radiyallahu 'anhu, reported that the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu 'alayhi wasallam, said:"Do not be envious of one another; do not artificially inflate prices against one another; do not hate one another; do not shun one another; and do not undercut one another in business transactions; and be as fellow-brothers and servants of Allah.A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim. He neither … [Read more...]