What Does “Ameen” Mean?

﷽ وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم Introduction At the end of reciting surat al-Fatiha in prayer and after supplications (du'a), we say "amin/ameen." What does this word mean? Apparently this word is a Semitic word, perhaps originates from Hebrew, and is not an Arabic word and is not found in the … Continue reading What Does “Ameen” Mean?

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Theology and Ontology of Healing in Islam

﷽ وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم INTRODUCTION This article seeks to educate the reader about the theology and ontology of healing in Islam in a clear, understandable way for the common reader. ONTOLOGY Ontology, in this article, relates to the worlds that we exist in and interact with as they relate … Continue reading Theology and Ontology of Healing in Islam

The Word “Palestine” in Hebrew and its Usage in Judaic Texts

﷽وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم, ما بعد What is the word for Palestine in Hebrew? Does it show it up in Hebrew texts? Let's take a brief look. Let's use the Klein dictionary. It is described as: "A clear and concise work on the origins of the Hebrew words and their … Continue reading The Word “Palestine” in Hebrew and its Usage in Judaic Texts

Hanbali vs ‘Ashari Tafwidh – Selections from Hashiyah al-Muwaffaq ala Lum’ah al-Muwaffaq

﷽وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم, ما بعد Here are some pictures I took from a recently published commentary on Hanbali aqida (book cover as well, if interested). These pages, 10-12, show the Hanbali position on tafwidh and where they (supposedly) disagree with the Ash'aris. This is easily refuted though because they … Continue reading Hanbali vs ‘Ashari Tafwidh – Selections from Hashiyah al-Muwaffaq ala Lum’ah al-Muwaffaq

Types of Hanafi Legal Rulings (Ahkam)

﷽وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم, ما بعد The aḥkām in the context of fiqh are the legal rulings based on the usul al-fiqh of a madhhab. Each madhhab slightly differs in the way it breaks down, defines, and applies the rulings. Below, insha'Allah, I will briefly outline the different aḥkām of … Continue reading Types of Hanafi Legal Rulings (Ahkam)

Hanafi Position on Wiping over Socks and Footgear

﷽وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم, ما بعد In Nur al-Idah we can find the conditions for wiping over socks in Hanafi fiqh: With regards to the question of wiping over footgear like boots and shoes, this has been answered in the following fatawa: https://islamqa.org/hanafi/qibla-hanafi/42625 and https://islamqa.org/hanafi/qibla-hanafi/36346 To read the entire chapter … Continue reading Hanafi Position on Wiping over Socks and Footgear

Pray Behind the Virtuous and Sinful

﷽ وصلى الله على سيدنا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم There is an important point in Aqida al-Tahawiyah: وَنَرَى الصَّلَاةَ خَلْفَ كُلِّ بَرٍّ وَفَاجِرٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ الْقِبْلَةِ وَعَلَى مَنْ مَاتَ مِنْهُمْ  "We consider congregational prayer behind any of the people of qiblah, both the virtuous and the sinful, to be valid. We also pray over … Continue reading Pray Behind the Virtuous and Sinful

Imam Safarini al-Hanbali on Who Are the Ahlul Sunnah Wal Jama’at

Imam al-Safarini (1114-1188 AH) stated: Source: https://app.turath.io/book/8353 page 73Al-Safarini, Lawami‘ al-Anwar al-Bahiyyah page 73 أَهْلُ السُّنَّةِ وَالْجَمَاعَةِ ثَلَاثُ فِرَقٍ الْأَثَرِيَّةُ وَإِمَامُهُمْ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ حَنْبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ وَالْأَشْعَرِيَّةُ وَإِمَامُهُمْ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ الْأَشْعَرِيُّ رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ وَالْمَاتُرِيدِيَّةُ وَإِمَامُهُمْ أَبُو مَنْصُورٍ الْمَاتُرِيدِيُّ. Translation: "Ahl al-sunnah wa’l-jama‘ah is three groups: Atharis, whose leader is Ahmad b. Hanbal, may Allah … Continue reading Imam Safarini al-Hanbali on Who Are the Ahlul Sunnah Wal Jama’at

Wahhabi Takfir of the Ottoman Empire

In Durar 9/291-292 (الدرر السنية في الأجوبة النجدية - ج 9: الجهاد 2 - حكم المرتد) we find the Wahhabis making takfir (excommunication) of the Ottoman Empire, anybody who "worships graves and righteous people" (according to their definition of that), and also anybody who does not agree with them in this takfir. Translation: As for … Continue reading Wahhabi Takfir of the Ottoman Empire