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Maliki School: The Timbukti Syllabus

The Timbukti syllabus is an old method of teaching; it was the exact method of teaching adopted by scholars in Medina before and after Imam Malik: A student reads before the scholar, just like children read to the teacher, and if he makes a mistake, the teacher corrects him. 581 more words

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How To Perform The Solar Eclipse Prayer

When the sun is eclipsed, total or partial, then the Prophet ﷺ is reported to have performed Salātul Kusūf (solar eclipse prayer). The Prophet ﷺ said: 462 more words

Fiqh (Jurisprudence)

Why is my du‘a not being answered?

Ibn ‘Aṭāillāh al-Iskandari says in his famous work, al-Ḥikam – or “Aphorisms”:

6. If, in spite of intense supplication, there is a delay in the timing of the Gift, let that not be the cause for your despair.

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Moon-sighting or Saudi-following?

Firstly, giving an *informed opinion* about an issue is not the same as “confusing the people”; it’s cognitive dissonance if anything. When ignorance is widespread, knowledge is what is needed; knowledge of Fardhul ‘Ayn because knowledge comes before action. 399 more words

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The damage of pseudo-scholars in corrupt times - Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

By Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks

Imām Bukhārī narrates in his Sahīh Collection that the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said:

اصبرو فانه لا يأتي عليكم زمان الا و الذي بعده اشر منه

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Refuting the Heretics (Ahlul Bid'ah) - Mālik bin Anas [d. 179 A.H]

Abu l-‘Arab al-Tamīmī has related on the authority of Ibn Farrukh that he wrote to Mālik bin Anas,

“Our land has much innovation (بدعة), and I have compiled a work refuting them.”

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The Seventy-Seven Branches of Faith - Imam al-Bayhaqi [d. 458 A.H]

The Messenger of Allāh ﷺ said

“There are some 60 or 70 branches of faith. The highest is to bear witness that ‘There is no god but Allāh and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allāh’ (lā ilāha illallāhu muhammadur rasūlullāh).

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