Methodology المنهاج

Junayd on Tasawwuf: True Sufism based on Quran, Sunnah, and Fiqh

Abu al-Hasan ‘Ali reported: Al-Junayd ibn Muhammad, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Our knowledge of Tasawwuf is defined by the Book and the Sunnah. Whoever does not memorize […]

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Hadith on Sahaba: Virtues of Abu Bakr, Umar, ‘Ammar, and Ibn Mas’ud

Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Follow the example of these two men from my companions after me, Abu Bakr and Umar.

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A’mash on Hadith: Fiqh scholars are doctors, Hadith scholars pharmacists

‘Ubaydullah ibn ‘Amr reported: We were with Al-A’mash, may Allah have mercy on him, while he was asking Abu Hanifa about legal issues and Abu Hanifa answered him. Al-A’mash said

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Hadith on Sunnah: I left you upon a clear path, the Sunnah

Al-‘Irbad ibn Sariyah reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I have left you upon a clear path, its clarity is the same by night or day.

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Hadith on Bid’ah: Repentance not accepted until heresy abandoned

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah blocks the repentance of all who are committing heretical innovations.” Source: al-Mu’jam al-Awsaṭ

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Ibn Mas’ud on Knowledge: Learn from the Prophet’s companions, elders

Sa’id ibn Wahb reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “People will continue to be virtuous as long as they take knowledge from the companions of

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Sufyan on Fiqh: Hadith cause misguidance, except for scholars of Fiqh

Al-Qayrawani reported: Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The prophetic Hadith cause misguidance, except for the scholars of Fiqh.” Source: al-Jāmi’ fī al-Sunan wal-Ādāb 1/118 عن

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Malik on Divinity: Attributes of Allah affirmed, modality unknown

Abdullah ibn Nafi’ reported: Imam Malik, may Allah have mercy on him, was asked about the saying of Allah Almighty, “The Most Merciful rose above the Throne,” (20:5). The man

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Ahmad on Sunnah: Do not blindly follow me, follow Sunnah

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Al-Awza’i had opinions, Malik had opinions, Sufyan al-Thawri had opinions. Each of them had opinions, and

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Shafi’i on Sunnah: Leave my opinion if it contradicts Sunnah

Al-Nawawi reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “If a prophetic narration is authenticated and it contradicts my opinion, act according to the narration and abandon my opinion.”

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Hadith on Dress: The Prophet’s way of wearing his hair

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would let his hair hang down, while the idolaters would part their hair. The people of the

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Ibn Abbas on ‘Ilm: Learn from many sources, blindly follow no one

Sa’id ibn al-Musayyib reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Take knowledge wherever you find it and do not uncritically accept the opinion jurists have of one

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Malik on Istihsan: Seeking best ruling is nine tenths of knowledge

Al-Zarkashi reported: Malik ibn Anas, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Seeking the best option is nine tenths of knowledge.” Al-Baji said, “Istihsan, as applied by the Maliki scholars, means

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Ibn Jawzi on Hadith: How to recognize a Hadith is weak or fabricated

Ibn al-Jawzi said, “If you find a prophetic narration disagreeing with sound reason, contradicting established revelation, or conflicting with the principles, know that it is inauthentic.” Al-Suyuti said, “The meaning

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Shafi’i on Fiqh: You must understand religion before leadership

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Al-Shafi’i, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “You must acquire understanding in the religion before assuming leadership. If you assume leadership first, there will be no way

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Ahmad on Apocrypha: Many books of history, exegesis are baseless

Al-Khatib al-Baghdadi reported: Ahmad ibn Hanbal, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Three types of books have no basis: chronicles of military history, great battles at the end of

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