(It is mentioned) In the…

(It is mentioned) In the case of Qays (Safeenah (RAA)), when he was able to carry camel loads of goods this is a Mu’jiza of the Prophet (ﷺ) since the Prophet (ﷺ) was present, yet when he was guided by a lion to the way out of the jungle this is a Karaamah, though ultimately this is also a Mu’jiza of the Prophet (ﷺ).

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An important point of Anas…

An important point of Anas (RAA) being a servant of the Prophet (ﷺ) from a young age and in the case of other young Companions (RAA), is that these children could look at the features of the Prophet (ﷺ) and later on describe these to the Ummah, while the adults might have had too much awe to be able to look directly at the face of the Prophet (ﷺ).

Thoughts/Notes # 251-275

251.        We need to remember how, in the case of most scholars of the Muslims, many of their books if not most of them have been lost, or only partially passed down to us, and their existence is known only through citations found in existing books; of course, this is lamentable in a sense, but it  is also important to consider, since if one were to rely only on the books, one would get only a partial picture of the entire collection of the scholars’ viewpoints and reasoning process. This is also why in Islam the insistence is so much on the teachers as human beings who pass down the tradition, and not merely on books that one buys or finds in a library. Continue reading

In the story of Hateb…

In the story of Hateb (RA) and the letter sent out to Quraysh before the Fath of Makkah, we see that the Qaadhi is not to take any decision or action before hearing the plea of the accused.

The Sunnis do consider the…

The Sunnis do consider the children of Ja’far ibn Abi Talib (RAA) as part of the Ahl-ul-Bayt; and this is a significant point (in fact they are 2nd in rank of Sharaf after the children of Hasan and Hussayn (RAA))

It needs to be considered…

It needs to be considered that it is a product of Area Studies (as conceived in the West) and of academicians trained more in philosophy or science than in ‘Law’ which makes them see Islamic Shariah discussions as an anthropological and philosophical matter, rather than a truly law-based endeavor based on an outlook of what reality truly is. One salient point for such ‘area studies’ people is that progress is valued over status and stability.

It was the Arabs’ belief…

It was the Arabs’ belief that the named object or person had a portion of the characteristics of the name – in some way, naming of an object was like a Dua’ to Allah to give blessings upon the thing or person.