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How Imam al-Ash’ari became a Sunni

Ibn Ásākir narrates the story of how Imām Al-Ashárī converted to Ahlu’s Sunnah from his former madh’hab of Mútazilah. [Tabyīn Kadhib al-Muftarī fīmā Nusiba ila’l Imām Abu'l Ĥasan al-Ashárī / Exposing the maligner’s lies, in those things falsely attributed to Imām Abu'l Ĥasan al-Ashárī.] ————————- Imām...

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Age of the World

Commenting on a Ĥadīth that ends with: ‘The time that is left for this world is just as much as that has passed as of this day’ [Abū Dāwūd:4240], Hafiz Ibn Kathīr says: Áli ibn Zayd ibn Ĥadjān at-Taymi [one of the narrators in the above hadith] is known for strange and repudiated reports [gharāyib, munkarāt] but yet, there are other reports that have some similarity to this ĥadīth. There is a narration...

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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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