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Blind Following of Madh-habs [resources] – Part 1

Imam Abu Hanifa (R): “It is not permitted for anyone to accept our views if they do not know from where we got them.” Imam Maalik (R): “Truly I am only a mortal: I make mistakes (sometimes) and I am correct (sometimes). Therefore, look into my opinions: all that agrees with the Book and the […]

Sh. Muhammad Hassan ad-Dido ash-Shinqeeti on Powerful Memories of the Shanāqitah tribe of Mauritania [Mashaa’Allah]

A discussion regarding the powerful ability to memorise of the Shanāqitah tribe of Mauritania, with Sh. Muhammad Hassan ad-Dido ash-Shinqeeti. Ustadh used to speak highly of Mauritanians and their phenomenal memories not just of men but of women too , who had memorized dictionaries such as Al-Qamoos in their old age! I’m surprised at women […]

Expressions of Haram/Halal & Imam Ahmad(R)’s Caution

It was the habit of Imam Ahmad, out of his great caution, to avoid frequent use of explicit expressions like halal and haram. Therefore, Imam Ahmad would typically resort to use of certain expressions which indicate the view that he inclines to. Sometimes, there is disagreement as to what his intent is behind these expressions. […]

Alhamdolilah: Worst Enemy Becomes a ‘Treasured’ Friend?

The topics of indicators/bases/acids and organic chemistry were something I despised in Chemistry. But I had to cross it and be proficient at it to be able to do my A-levels. Same thing with projectile motion/kinematics in Physics. I did not like it one bit but I had to jump the bar to qualify. I […]

‘Learning Arabic Language of the Quran’ by Izzath Uroosa *Updated*

A beautiful, simple and concise resource for those who wish to enjoy the love of Quraan and Arabic together. This is particularly useful for those who are memorizing the Quraan in order that they may be aware of  their mistakes and appreciate what they are memorizing. It is also useful as a go-to-book if you […]

Have trouble spending/forgiving/showing humility? Check this out…

Abu Hurairah RA reported Allah’s Messenger salalahu ‘alayhi wasalam as saying: Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect; and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).” [Sahih Muslim, Vol. 4, Hadith # 6264]

Ants, Trees and Skies

Ants cannot reach the skies and there’s Allah SWT’s Wisdom in it. But they go deep in the ground, make the soil conducive to the nurturing of seeds. These very seeds become giant trees, which eventually reach out to the skies. You may feel insignificant. Your efforts may seem insignificant. But who knows that on […]