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Some Books on Ashari-Maturidi Differences

These books are devoted to the specific matter of differences between Ashárīs and Maturīdīs and are commonly known: 1. Al-Rawđatu’l Bahiyyah fī mā Bayna’l Ashāýirah wa’l Māturidiyyah by Imām Ĥasan ibn Ábdu’l Muĥsin Abū Ádhbah [around 1172 AH] 2. Qaşīdah an-Nūniyyah by Imām Tājuddīn Ábdu’l Wahhāb as-Subki [d.771 AH,] which he appended in the biographical note on Imām Abu’l Ĥasan al-Ashárī in his...

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Mukashafatu’l Qulub and Authorship of Ghazali

in my humble opinion, mukashafatu’l qulub is not imam ghazali’s book. don’t get me wrong, i like the book and i have been reading it for years.  i had seen inconsistencies in the book earlier, but i just blamed my own ignorance and moved on.  but on repeated readings, it became difficult to ignore some facts.  my contention is that it is a useful book but: a) is not by imam ghazali and b) has strange ideas and weird...

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Ahl al-Bayt

This poem is attributed to Imām Shāfiýī rađiyallāhu ánhū ālu’n nabiyyi dharīátī wa humū ilayhi wasīlatī arjū bihim uúţā ghadin bi yadi’l yamīni şaĥīfatī The progeny of the Prophet are my means [of salvation] And they are my means to reach Allah; I hope, that for their sakes, I shall on the morrow – Be given my account in my right hand. Dīwān ash-Shāfiýī...

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Precedence for Faith

Ĥasan rađiyallāhu ánhū narrates: Suhayl ibn Ámr, Ĥārith ibn al-Hishām and Abū Sufyān ibn al-Ĥarb were among the Quraysh notables waiting at the door of the Commander of the Faithful [amīr al-mu’minīn] Úmar ibn al-Khaţţāb rađiyallāhu ánhū. Şuhayb and Bilāl – freed slaves and those among those who participated in Badr – were also waiting with them. Úmar’s son came...

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A Predicament

jahilta wa lam taálam bi annaka jaahilun fa man lī bi an tadrī bi annaka lā tadrī? wa min aájabi'l ashyāyi annaka lā tadri wa annaka lā tadrī bi annaka lā tadrī You are ignorant; and you don't know that you are ignorant How can i make you understand that you don't know? And the amazing thing is that you don't know, and that you don't know, that, you don't know.   Kitāb...

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In the name of Allah

Bismillāhi’r Raĥmāni’r Raĥīm

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