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

Ahadith Against Extremism

This is a work in progress It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: One who defected from obedience (to the Amir) and separated from the main body of the Muslims - if he died in that state-would die the death of one belonging to the … Continue reading Ahadith Against Extremism

The Ru’ya Twice a Day

﷽ The beautific vision of Allah ﷻ is the greatest reward. Here I will compile the hadith I have found on being given the ru'ya twice a day in Paradise, inshaAllah. Book 40 of the Ihya (source) Mujahid said, “The lowliest of Heaven’s people shall travel a thousand years in his kingdom, beholding its farthest … Continue reading The Ru’ya Twice a Day

The Problems with DiAngelo’s “White Fragility”

DiAngelo's White Fragility can be broken down into several categories of problematic views. American Culture America has like a culture of arrogance--whatever they happen to believe at any given moment is somehow a "universal truth and value." This, of course, is subject to change at any given moment (even though a universal truth shouldn't change). … Continue reading The Problems with DiAngelo’s “White Fragility”

Tafsir Jalalayn – Example of a Sahih Chain and Problematic Matn

Sometimes a hadith can have a sahih chain, but still be rejected. In Tafsir Jalalayn verse 7:190 we find a peculiar narration: Source: https://tafsir.app/jalalayn/7/190 Translation: But when He gave them a righteous child they ascribed to Him associates (shurakā’a a variant reading has shirkan meaning sharīkan ‘an associate’) in that which He had given them … Continue reading Tafsir Jalalayn – Example of a Sahih Chain and Problematic Matn

Historical Geography and Timeline of Early Fiqh and Hadith

﷽ Note: insha'Allah, I intend to update this article over time with more details You'll notice a few things from looking at this map. There's a complex interplay of time and location between these scholars, which had a significant influence on how they approached their deen. Let's take a look. Different Eras Imam Abu Hanifa … Continue reading Historical Geography and Timeline of Early Fiqh and Hadith