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Hadith on Ijtihad: The Prophet has opinions, but never lies about Allah

Talhah reported: I passed by some people with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, who were on top of palm trees. The Prophet said, “What are […]

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Kalbi on Whims: Arabs worshiped idols representing lowly desires

Al-Qurtubi reported: Al-Kalbi, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “It was the habit of the Arabs that if a man among them desired anything, he would worship it besides

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Ibn Qayyim on Fatwa: Rulings may change by time, place, condition

Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, writes, “As for knowing the condition of people, this is a tremendous principle required of the scholar and judge. For if he

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Hadith on Aisha: The Prophet is told Aisha is his wife in Hereafter

Aisha reported: Gabriel came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, with her image on a green, silken cloth and he said, “Verily, this is your wife in

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Suyuti on Fiqh: Five principles of the school of Al-Shafi’i

Al-Suyuti reported: The judge Abu Sa’id responded comprehensively in regard to a question about the school of Al-Shafi’i with four rules (qawa’id); first, certainty does not remove doubt. The basis

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Ibn Mas’ud on ‘Urf: Good customs to Muslims are good to Allah

Zirr ibn Hubaysh reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, Allah looked at the hearts of the servants, and He found that the heart of

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Hadith on Unseen: The Prophet does not know the future

Al-Rubayyi’ bint Mu’awwidh reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, came to me after performing our marriage and he sat on my bed. Some young girls were playing

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Hadith on Pacts: Every treaty of justice before Islam affirmed

Ibn Abbas reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every just pact from the time of ignorance is not increased by Islam but in strength and affirmation.”

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Hadith on Customs: Follow the Prophet’s revelation, not personal opinions

Rafi’ ibn Khadij reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, arrived in Medina, and they were pollinating and grafting palm trees. The Prophet said, “Perhaps it would be

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Hadith on Customs: The Prophet’s seal for letters to world leaders

Anas ibn Malik reported: When the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, intended to write to the Romans, it was said to him, “Indeed, foreigners will not

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Hadith on Mecca: The Prophet did not remodel the Ka’bah

Aisha reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said to her, “O Aisha, had your nation not recently left ignorance, I would have had the Ka’bah pulled down

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Hadith on Eid: Singing and playing on Eid

Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, came to my house when two girls were beside me singing songs of Bu’ath. The Prophet laid down

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Hadith on Customs: The Prophet considers customs of other nations

Judamah bint Wahb reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I considered forbidding intercourse with a breastfeeding woman, until it occurred to me that the

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Hadith on Hikmah: Wisdom is the lost property of believers

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The word of wisdom is the lost property of the believer. Wherever he finds it, he

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Hadith on Eid: Let them play and sing on Eid

Aisha reported: Abu Bakr came to her on the day of Eid while the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was with her and there were two girls singing songs of

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Hadith on Dunya: You know better the affairs of your world

Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, passed by some people grafting trees. The Prophet said, “It would be better if you did not do

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