Tag Archives: Imam Malik

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The Advice of ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz Concerning the Incumbency of the Sunnah and Following the Salaf

The Advice of 'Umar ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz concerning the incumbency of the Sunnah and following the Salaf An enlightening reminder about the obligation of following the Sunnah of the Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wassallam), and the obligation to interpret the Sunnah with the interpretation of the Salaf al-salih. Then know that there cannot ever be any innovation, except that a proof against it has already passed, and there is a warning in it. From Shihaab Ibn Khiraash [1] who said: 'Umar Ibn 'Abd al-'Aziz (d.101H) – rahimahullah- wrote to a man, "May peace be upon you, to proceed: So verily I advise you to fear Allah, and to make His Command the Read more ...

On “Authoritative Ignorance”: Blind Following and Blind Fitnah – Umm Zakiyyah

THE evening dinner started as usual with casual, lighthearted banter among us sisters who were present. In one comical exchange, a sister shared with us how terribly dry her feet were, so much so that they cracked often. “Sometimes I’m praying,” she said between chuckles, “and I have to keep leaving Salaat to make wudhoo because of my feet!” I creased my forehead. “But why would you make wudhoo because of your feet?” “Because sometimes the cracks bleed.” Oh… “Um…” I said. “You don’t have to make wudhoo because of that. ‘Umar Ibn Khattab kept praying even after he was stabbed, and he was bleeding a lot.” “Well, Read more ...

Blogging and Accountability

Writing and Blogging on the Internet and its Accountability Today many people have blogs and are active participants in the blogosphere and other social network sites and forums on the internet. But how many of us immerse into and follow the ethics, etiquette and definite accountability associated with writing? How many of us realize the reach that our writing would have and that we will be answerable for the same on the day of judgment? Al-Qa'nabi once found his teacher Imam Malik crying profusely, so he is asked him the reason for the weeping. Imam Malik responded: "Who is more worthy of crying than me. I do not speak a word except that it Read more ...