Tag: Knowledge العلم

Shafi’ee on Knowledge: It is only knowledge if it benefits

March 4, 2018

Rabia’ reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Knowledge is not merely what is memorized. Knowledge is what benefits.” Source: al-Madkhal ilá al-Sunan al-Kubrá 400 عن الربيع قال الشافعي رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ لَيْسَ الْعِلْمَ مَا حُفِظَ الْعِلْمَ مَا نَفَعَ 400  المدخل إلى السنن الكبرى للبيهقي

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Hadith on Questions: Warning against asking baseless unnecessary questions

February 22, 2018

Sa’d reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Among the most criminal of Muslims towards other Muslims are those who ask about a matter that is not forbidden and then it becomes forbidden to people due to his questioning.” Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6859, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2358 Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity […]

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Hadith on Leadership: The most knowledgeable should lead in prayer

February 4, 2018

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best versed in the recitation of the Quran should lead the prayer. If they are equal in their recitation, then the one most knowledgeable of them in the Sunnah. If are equal in knowledge of the Sunnah, then the one […]

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Hadith on Faith: Allah is with you wherever you are

January 29, 2018

Ubadah ibn As-Samit reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, among the best of faith is that you know Allah is with you wherever you are.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ 8791 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Taymiyyah عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ الصَّامِتِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ […]

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Malik on Divinity: The Attributes of Allah are known, the modality is unknown

January 27, 2018

Abdullah ibn Nafi’ reported: Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the saying of Allah Almighty, ‘The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,’ (20:5), “How is his rising?” Malik said, “The rising is acknowledged, its modality is unknown, and asking about it is an innovation. I see you are a man who […]

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Ayyub on Fatwa: The most ignorant people are quickest to issue verdicts

January 21, 2018

Sufyan ibn Uyaynah reported: Ayyub As-Sakhtiyani, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The most daring of people to issue religious verdicts are those with the least knowledge of the disagreements of the scholars. The most restrained of people from issuing religious verdicts are those with the most knowledge of the disagreements of the scholars.” […]

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Hadith on Tawaf: Circling the Ka’bah is like performing prayer

December 10, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Circling around the House is similar to prayer, except that you speak during it. Whoever speaks during it, let him speak nothing but goodness.” At-Tirmidhi said, “This is practiced by the majority of scholars, that it is recommended for a man not to speak […]

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Hadith on Cleanliness: Your Prophet taught you everything, even to use the toilet?

December 4, 2017

Salman reported: The idolaters said, “Indeed, your companion teaches you everything, even he teaches you how to defecate!” Salman said, “It is so. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, prohibited us from removing excrement using the right hand or while facing the direction of prayer (al-qiblah). He prohibited us from using dung or […]

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Ali on Knowledge: No good in being silent about beneficial knowledge

November 5, 2017

Ar-Razi reported: Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “There is no good in silence when it comes to knowledge, just as there is no good in speaking when it comes to ignorance.” Source: al-Tafsīr al-Kabīr 2:30 عن الرازي قَالَ عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ رضي الله عنه لَا خَيْرَ فِي الصَّمْتِ […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: You do not know the status of those who died

October 30, 2017

Anas reported: A man among the companions of the Prophet passed away and another man said, “Receive glad tidings of Paradise!” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Certainly you do not know, for perhaps he spoke of what does not concern him or he was miserly with what would not […]

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