Act upon what you know

Abū ad-Dardāʾ رضي الله عنه said: I fear that the first thing my Rabb will ask me about is my knowledge and say, "Did you not act upon what you knew?" Dalīl: Muṣannaf ʿAbd ar-Razzāq aṣ-Ṣanʿānī #20467, Kitāb az-Zuhd #39, aṭ-Ṭabaqāt al-Kabīr 2/357, Muṣannaf ibn Abī Shaybah #34598, Akhlāq al-ʿUlamā #53, Sunan ad-Dārimī #270, Jāmiʿ … Continue reading Act upon what you know

Knowledge over voluntary prayers

Imām ash-Shāfiʿī رحمه الله said: Seeking knowledge is more virtuous than voluntary prayers. Dalīl: Sharaf Aṣḥāb al-Ḥadīth #242, Adāb ash-Shāfiʿī P. 97, Manāqib ash-Shāfiʿī 2/138, al-Madkhal ila ʿĪlm as-Sunan #474, Ḥilyah al-Awliyā’ 9/114, Jāmiʿ Bayān al-ʿĪlm wa al-Faḍlihi #118 Ḥukm: Ṣaḥīḥ Isnād to Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Aḥmad Ḥamzah

Isnād is from the religion

ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Mubārak رحمه الله said: al-Isnād (chain of narration) is from the religion. If not for the Isnād, anyone would've said whatever they want. Dalīl: Muqaddimah Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1/120, al-ʿIlal aṣ-Ṣaghīr P. 887, al-Jarḥ wa at-Taʿdīl 2/16, al-Majrūḥīn 1/30, Maʿrifah ʿUlūm al-Ḥadīth P. 6, Tārīkh Baghdād 6/166, al-Kifayah fī Maʿrifah Uṣūl al-ʿĪlm ar-Riwayah #1229, … Continue reading Isnād is from the religion

al-Qadr is the basis of at-Tawḥīd (?)

Ascribed to ibn ʿAbbās رضي الله عنه that he said: al-Qadr is the basis of at-Tawḥīd. He who believes in Allāh but belies al-Qadr, then his belying nullifies his Tawḥīd. Dalīl: Kitāb al-Qadr #205, Kitāb as-Sunnah P. 123-124, Sharḥ Uṣūl al-I’tiqād #1224, Kitāb ash-Sharīʿah #456, Silsilah al-Aḥādīth aḍ-Ḍaʻīfah #4072 Ḥukm: Ḍaʻīf Isnād to Shaykh al-Albānī … Continue reading al-Qadr is the basis of at-Tawḥīd (?)

Asking about the evil

Ḥudhayfah ibn al-Yamān رضي الله عنه said: The Companions of Allāh's Messenger ﷺ used to ask him about the good; I would ask him about the evil fearing that it would overtake me. Dalīl: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī #3606, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim #1847, Kitāb al-ʿĪlm #74 Ḥukm: Muttafaqun Alayh, Ṣaḥīḥ to both Imām al-Bukhārī and Imām Muslim

Kursī is the place of the Two Feet

ibn ʿAbbās رضي الله عنه said: The Kursī is the place of the Two Feet, and as for the ʿArsh, no one has the ability to give it's immenseness. Dalīl: al-Mustadrak ʿala aṣ-Ṣaḥīḥayn 2/282, ar-Rād 'ala Bishr al-Mirisī P. 71, Kitāb at-Tawḥīd P. 107-108, Tafsīr aṭ-Ṭabarī 3/10, al-Mu’jam al-Kabīr #12404, al-Asmā’ wa aṣ-Ṣifāt P. 354, Tārīkh Baghdād … Continue reading Kursī is the place of the Two Feet

Takyīf is from innovation

A man asked Imām Mālik رحمه الله about the statement of Allāh: ٱلرَّحۡمَٰنُ عَلَى ٱلۡعَرۡشِ ٱسۡتَوَىٰThe Most Merciful rose above the Throne.- Sūrah Ṭā Hā, ʾĀyah 5 and said: How? Imām Mālik رحمه الله replied: Istawā (rose) is known, the 'how' (Takyīf) is unknown, but believing in it is obligatory and asking about it is … Continue reading Takyīf is from innovation