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The Hadith on Innovations

Everyone has heard the following Hadith frequently recited from the pulpits of the mosques and at the beginning of speeches, “The best speech is the speech of Allah, and the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad ﷺ and the worst matters are those which are newly introduced and every innovation is an error andContinue reading “The Hadith on Innovations”

New Book on Mercy and the Sharia

Now available for pre-order! You can save 30% off the price using the launch discount code NEW30 https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-sufis-and-shari-a.html Back cover: This book is not about Sufism. It is about the nature of the Sharīʿa. In the first three centuries of Islam, many scholars believed that juristic differences were rooted in the Sharīʿa’s inherent flexibility. AsContinue reading “New Book on Mercy and the Sharia”

The Hadith on Teaching Children to Pray

‘Verifying the Authenticity of the Hadith ‘…And Hit the Ten-Year-Old Over It,’ by Shaykh Akram Nadwi (translated and annotated by Samer Dajani) There are two hadiths that mention this (hitting): Regarding These Two Hadiths: These Reports Go Against What is More Authentic Than Them: These two reports go against what is authentic and well-established inContinue reading “The Hadith on Teaching Children to Pray”

The Guidance He Left Us

One day God’s Messenger ﷺ stood up and gave a speech to his Ummah, reminding them of what he will be leaving behind once he returns to the Highest Companion ﷻ. He ﷺ spoke of leaving behind two ‘weighty things’ (thaqalayn), but the way he described them varies in different narrations. Unfortunately, it has becomeContinue reading “The Guidance He Left Us”

Is ‘Mada’in Salih’ the Location of Prophet Salih’s People?

The area of al-Hijr in modern-day Saudi Arabia is now known as ‘Mada’in Salih’ (The Cities of the Prophet Salih) as Muslims have long believed that the dwellings carved into the mountains there were left by the Thamud, the people of Prophet Salih. However, the Thamud were not the only civilisation that built houses inContinue reading “Is ‘Mada’in Salih’ the Location of Prophet Salih’s People?”

The Sunna Fasts

Praise be to God, we have just finished fasting Ramadan, and we wish to carry the good that we have done with us for the rest of the year. The most immediate way that people do this is to fast six days from the month of Shawwāl, but there are also those who will attemptContinue reading “The Sunna Fasts”

God’s Great Name

There are a lot of conflicting narrations on God’s great – or greatest – name, which, if it is invoked in supplication, God answers the supplication of those who have asked. However many of the hadith are weak, leading to much confusion on the subject. Many scholars denied that God has a ‘Greatest Name,’ statingContinue reading “God’s Great Name”

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