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saeed foudah on a modern heresy

i had started this translation on 10th nov and then forgot mid-way. something jogged my memory and i finished it today – so i didn’t go back to listen to the earlier portion. i might have misheard something; let me know if there are any mistakes. ————— —————- there are two examples here about those who claim ijtihad in fundamentals of religion [usul al-din]. and he...

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When knowledge is with scoundrels…

ibn ábd al-Barr (d.463AH) in his jāmiy bayān al-ílm wa fađlih [p.191, chapter: when knowledge has gone to transgressors, sinners and scoundrels / bab: ĥāl al-ílm idhā kāna índa'l fussāq wa'l arādhil] narrated to us aĥmed ibn qāsim and saýīd ibn naşr; and both said: narrated to us qāsim ibn aşbagh and he said: narrated to us muĥammad ibn ismāýīl at-tirmidhī and he said:...

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Al Isha’ah – On Tribulations

This review of the book is from the foreword by the author himself, which I translate below. See here for a biography of the author. He writes an endnote in Ashrāť as-Sāáh, thus: “The author, a supplicant of Allâh, Muhammad ibn Ábd ar-Rasūl ibn Ábd as-Sayyid al-Álawi al-Husayni, al-Mūsawī, ash-Shaharzūrī, al-Barzanjī; and thence, al-Madanī – may Allâh forgive him. I have finished...

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Book Excerpt: Al-Ghuraba

If someone asks about the meaning of the ĥadīth wherein the Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said: ‘Islām began as a stranger and shall return to the way it began’, he shall be told: Before RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam proclaimed Islam people followed different religions [and some none at all]: there were the Jews, the Christians, the Magians and those who worshipped heathen gods [ábadat al-awthān]. When...

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Corruption of the Elite

Chapter: Concerning the corruption of the elite and what has been reported about evil scholars and their harm. Abū Sulaymān told us: Ibn al-Aárābi told us that Ábbās ad-Dūri narrates from Ibn Bishr al-Ábdi who narrates from Hishām ibn Úrwah from his father, who reports from Ibn Ámr ibn al-Áāş that RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said: Allāh táalā will not take away knowledge forcibly by confiscating it from the...

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Will Sanctions be Imposed on Syria?

Note: The translation below is from a book which appears to have errors. Please see notes below. Muslim reports a ĥadīth from Nufayr ibn Sahl1 who reports from his father who narrates from Abū Hurayrah that RasūlAllāh şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said: ‘Iraq shall be embargoed and prevented from its currency and trade; Syria shall be embargoed and prevented from its currency and trade; Egypt shall be embargoed and...

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