All posts by Ustadh Luqman al-Andalusi

The Importance of Isnad {Proper Chains of Narration}

The Importance of Isnad {Proper Chains of Narration}
November 17, 2012 No Comments »

Imam an-Nawawi {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: ” Praise be to Allah. Who singled out this nation with the science of Isnad, {this privilege} is shared by no other nation. “ {Sharh Sahih Muslim} Read More »

The Paths to Paradise

The Paths to Paradise
October 4, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Shihab ad-Din al-Qarafi al-Maliki رحمه الله said: ‘All of the schools of thought are paths {Masalik} to Paradise. Whoever travels a path from among them, he will arrive.” {Sharh at-Tanqih} Read More »

The Reality of Following a Mujtahid

The Reality of Following a Mujtahid
October 4, 2012 No Comments »

Imam an-Nawawi رحمه الله said: “Although the Sahaba and the elders of the first generation were superior to later day jurists {Fuqaha} and Mujtahid, yet they did not get an opportunity to compile and arrange their knowledge and its principles ... Read More »

Imam Malik Disliked Debating!

Imam Malik Disliked Debating!
August 13, 2012 No Comments »

It is narrated from Imam Malik ibn Anas رحمه الله , that a man from the people of desires used to walk behind him and say: “O Abu Abdullah! Debate with me. O Abu Abdullah! Debate with me [just one] ... Read More »

Reminder from Imam al-Awza’i

August 2, 2012 No Comments »

  Imam al-Awza’i {Abu Amr} said: قال أبو عمرو: ليس ساعة من ساعات الدنيا إلا وهي معروضة على العبد يوم القيامة, يوما فيوما, وساعة فساعة. ولا تمر به ساعة لم يذكر الله تعالى فيها إلا تقطعت نفسه عليها حسرات, فكيف ... Read More »

The Soundness of the Muwatta of Imam Malik #1

The Soundness of the Muwatta of Imam Malik #1
August 2, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Abd ar-Rahman ibn Mahdi {May Allah have mercy upon him} said: ما نعرف كتابا في الإسلام بعد كتاب الله أصح من موطأ مالك “We do not know of a book in Islam, after the Book of Allah, more authentic ... Read More »

The Fear of Giving Fatwa

July 12, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Sufyan ibn ‘Uyaynah {May Allah have mercy upon him} said:  “The most knowledgeable with regards to Fatwa are the most silent of them; and the most ignorant with respect to Fatwa are the most outspoken of them.” He also ... Read More »

The Ways of Knowledge

July 12, 2012 No Comments »

Ibn Wahb and other men of knowledge permitted writing. Munawalah (transmission of ahadith from the writing of a man of knowledge which he has written with his own hand and which he has said is what he heard directly from ... Read More »

Be the friend of Allah at all times.

June 24, 2012 No Comments »

On the authority of Imam al-Awza’i from Bilal bin Sa’d {May Allah have mercy upon them} who said: “Do NOT be the wali {friend} of Allah in public and His enemy in private.” {Related by Ibn Abi Dunya in his ... Read More »