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Standing for Funerals

Bukhārī 1311: Narrated to us Muáādh ibn Fađālah: Hishām narrated to us from Yaĥyā from Úbaydullāh ibn Miqsam from Jābir ibn Ábdullāh may Allāh be pleased with them both that he said: A cortege passed by us and the Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam stood up; we stood up along with him. We said: ‘O Messenger of Allāh, this is the funeral of a Jew.’ And he replied: ‘If you see a...

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Seek Knowledge even you have to travel to China

اطلبوا العلم ولوباصين فإن طلب العلم فريضة على كل مسلم uţlubu’l ílma wa law bi’ş şīn; fa-inna ţalaba’l ílmi farīđatun álā kulli muslim. Seek knowledge, even if [you have to travel as far to find it] in China; for, seeking knowledge is obligatory for all muslims. —- Maqāşid al-Ĥasanah, Imām Sakhawī, entry #125. Bayhaqi narrated this in Shuáb; Khatīb [Baghdādī] in...

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On Love

He who fell in love and died (pining) he is martyr. That is, if he remained patient, did şabr. Imām Shafiýī said about love: hākadha’d dahru faşţabir lahu raziyyatu mālin aw firāqu ĥabībi This is the way of life, so be patient and reconciled; Either monetary problems, or separation from beloved. —– Maqāşid al-Ĥasanah of Imām as-Sakhāwī, Hadith 1153: man áshiqa fa áffa wa katama fa...

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Arbayin – The Quadraginta

Arbaýīn means forty. Imām Nawawi’s collection of forty ĥadīth is well known as Arbaýīn an-Nawawiyyah [Nawawi’s Quadraginta]. The Imām himself describes this in the preface: It has been narrated to us from Álī ibn Abū Ţālib, Ábdullāh ibn Masúūd, Muáādh ibn Jabal, Abū Dardā’a, Ibn Úmar, Ibn Ábbās, Anas ibn Mālik, Abū Hurayrah, Abū Saýīd...

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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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