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

Why I Chose Hanafi Fiqh Over Maliki Fiqh

﷽ اللَّهُــمَّ صَلِّ وَسَـــلِّمْ وَبَارِكْ على نَبِيِّنَـــا مُحمَّد ﷺ When I first converted to Islam in 2015, I initially followed the Maliki madhhab, which has a number of excellent characteristics. I have since decided to move to the Hanafi madhhab for a number of reasons which, insha'Allah, I will enumerate below. Note that this pertains … Continue reading Why I Chose Hanafi Fiqh Over Maliki Fiqh

Three Levels of Freedom

﷽ The first level of freedom is the freedom of the common folk: the breaking of bonds of the ego and its passions.حرية عن رق الشهوات At the second stage, the masters speak of the true freedom of the minority (حرية الخاصة), which is liberation from the slavery of the various types of bitterness and … Continue reading Three Levels of Freedom

Hadith: On Saying “Labbayk ya Rasul Allah”

"Labbayk ya rasul Allah!" Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:Mu'adh bin Jabal was riding on the beast with the Prophet (ﷺ), when he (ﷺ) said to him, "O Mu'adh!" Mu'adh replied, "Here I am responding to you (labbayk), and at your pleasure, O Messenger of Allah (لبيك يا رسول الله وسعديك)." … Continue reading Hadith: On Saying “Labbayk ya Rasul Allah”