Tag: Ibn Kathir ابن كثير

Ibn Kathir on Khawarij: The Kharijites commit mass murder of men, women, and children

August 22, 2014

Ibn Kathir said, “If the Kharijites ever gained power, they would corrupt the entire land, Iraq and Syria. They would not leave a boy or a girl or a man or a woman, for in their view the people have become so corrupt that they cannot be reformed except by mass killing.” Source: Al-Bidayah wa […]

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Ibn Kathir on Creation: How strange for a man to dispute the existence of Allah

January 9, 2014

Ibn Kathir reported: Ibn Mu’taz would recite in poetry, “How strange for a man to disobey Allah and how strange for any man to dispute? In everything there is a sign showing He is one.” Source: Tafseer Ibn Kathir 2:21 عن ابن كثير وَقَالَ ابْنُ الْمُعْتَزِّ فَيَا عَجَبًا كَيْفَ يُعْصَى الْإِلَهُ أَمْ كَيْفَ يَجْحَدُهُ الْجَاحِدُ […]

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Ibn Kathir on Monotheism: The method of the Righteous Predecessors for understanding Allah’s attributes

June 3, 2013

Ibn Kathir reported: The Imams, among them Nu’aim bin Hammad the teacher of Al-Bukhari, said, “Whoever likens Allah to His creation has committed an act of unbelief. Whoever denies what Allah has described Himself with has committed an act of unbelief. Certainly, there is no resemblance of Allah to the creation regarding how Allah and […]

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Ibn Kathir on Peace: It is obligatory to respond to whomever greets you with peace

May 31, 2013

Ibn Kathir reported: Al-Hasan Al-Basri said, “Greeting with peace is voluntary, but responding to it is mandatory.” Ibn Kathir said, “This statement is the unanimous opinion of the scholars, that responding to the greeting of peace is an obligation for whomever is greeted with peace. It is a sin not to do so, because that […]

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Ibn Kathir on Ayyub: The story of the Prophet Ayyub’s vow to strike his wife

March 24, 2013

Ibn Kathir said: Allah said, “Take in your hand a bundle of grass and strike with it and do not break your oath.” (38:44) The Prophet Job, upon him be peace, was angry with his wife and upset about something she had done, so he swore an oath that if Allah healed him, he would […]

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Hadith on Quran: The method of the companions for dividing the Surahs into different parts

January 18, 2013

Aws reported: I asked the companions of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, how they divided the Quran. They said, “Three chapters, then five, then seven, then nine, then eleven, then thirteen, and the Al-Mufassal as a single part.” Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1393, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Kathir Ibn Kathir […]

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Ibn Kathir on Innovation: The term innovation has a religious and linguistic meaning

January 8, 2013

Ibn Kathir said, “Innovations (bid’ah) are divided into two types. One of them is the innovation in religious law (sharia), such as the Prophet’s saying: Every newly invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is misguidance. The other type is the linguistic usage of innovation, such as the saying of the leader of the […]

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Hadith on Aaron: Mary was called sister of Aaron because of her descent from Prophet Aaron

October 5, 2012

Mughira ibn Shu’ba reported: When I came to Najran, the Christian monks asked me, “You recite the verse: O sister of Aaron (19:28); whereas Moses was born long before Jesus by such-and-such years.” When I came back to the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, I asked him about it and he […]

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Ibn Kathir on Compulsion: Do not force anyone to become a Muslim, for Islam is clear

August 7, 2012

Ibn Kathir said: Allah the Exalted said, “There is no compulsion in religion (2:256),” which means, “Do not force anyone to become Muslim, for Islam is plain and clear, and its proofs and evidence are plain and clear. Therefore, there is no need to force anyone to embrace Islam. Rather, whoever Allah directs to Islam, […]

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