Persecution of the Previous Believers

Persecution of the Previous Believers

Ibn Mas‘ūd related that on the day of Ḥunayn, Allah’s Messenger favored some people [over others] in the distribution [of the spoils]. He gave to al-Aqra‘ b. Ḥābis one-hundred camels, to ‘Uyaynah bin Ḥiṣn, he gave a similar amount, and he gave to the other…

Why Scholars Disagree? (2)

WE CONTINUE with issues resulting from the collecting and weighing of evidence and why scholars may rule differently based on the evidence they have, or have not, received—and their trust in it. 3. The scholar receives a hadith that, in fact, is abrogated and…

Why Scholars Disagree (1)

AS ALL MUSLIMS know, through their understanding of the Quran and the Sunnah, the dîn of Allah is the religion of Truth. Implicitly, this proposition entails that the Prophet ﷺ has left us a complete, comprehensive explanation of the religion; thus, no further explanation…

Wishing for Death

ANAS RELATES THAT Allah’s Messenger said, “One of you should not wish for death because of a difficulty that has affected him. If he must [say something], then let him say, ‘Allahumma, aheenee maa kaanatil hayaatu khairan lee, wa tawaffanee  idhaa  kaanatil  wafaatu khairan lee.’ (Allah, give me life…