07 • The Jewels of Taṣawwuf {Purification of the Soul}

The Fruit of Knowledge

March 7, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Ahmad ibn ‘Ajiba رحمه الله said in his autobiography, “Know that the fruit of knowledge is action, that the fruit of action is one’s state [al-hal], that the fruit of one’s state is taste [al-dhawq], that the fruit of ... Read More »

There is No Tasawwuf Without Fiqh

There is No Tasawwuf Without Fiqh
March 7, 2012 No Comments »

Imam Ahmad Zarruq رحمه الله said in under the 4th Principle of his Qawa’id al-Tasawwuf: “There is no tasawwuf without fiqh; because there is no other way to understand the commandments of Allah that concern the exterior except by fiqh. ... Read More »

The Way of the Believers {Mu’minun}

The Way of the Believers {Mu’minun}
March 7, 2012 No Comments »

  The Sahabi, Nu’man ibn Bashir reported: The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “The parable of the believers in their affection, mercy, and compassion for each other is that of a body; when any limb of it ... Read More »

Divulging Sins

Divulging Sins
February 20, 2012 No Comments »

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) said, I heard the Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say, “All of my Ummah will be forgiven except those who divulge their sins. And part of divulgence is when a ... Read More »

Abbreviating the Salawat

Abbreviating the Salawat
February 20, 2012 No Comments »

Many people often use [SAW, PBUH, s.a.w, etc] after mentioning the Prophet Muhammad’s صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم name. Imam an-Nawawi رحمه الله explains: It is recommended {Mustahabb} for a person who writes down Hadith that ... Read More »

Four Levels of Scrupulousness

February 20, 2012 No Comments »

The shaykh and mujaddid, ‘Uthman dan Fodio describes four levels of al-war’a (scrupulousness) with regards to halal and haram: “As for what is permissible (halal) and forbidden (haram) – showing devout scrupulousness with regard to what is forbidden is apart ... Read More »

Q & A: The Mawlid-un-Nabi

Q & A: The Mawlid-un-Nabi
January 20, 2012 No Comments »

By Shaykh Fakhruddin Owaisi al-Madani Q1: What is the ruling (hukm) regarding celebrating the Mawlid-un-Nabi? A1: Any action we do may be judged by the Shari ah as being of one of the following five categories: Fard (Obligatory) Mustahabb (Recommended) ... Read More »

Beware of Fame

Beware of Fame
October 27, 2011 No Comments »

The Muhaddith, Abdullah ibn Al-Mubarak رحمه الله said: Imam Sufyan Ath-Thawri رحمه الله said to me: “Beware of fame. Everyone I met warned me about fame.” {Siyar A’lam an-Nubala ===> The Lives of the Noble Figures, Volume 7 pg. 260} ... Read More »

Works and Sincerity

December 14, 2010 No Comments »

Shaykh Ahmad Zarruq (rahimahullah): “So there is no Sufism except through comprehension of Sacred Law, for the outward rules of Allah Most High are not known save through it, and there is no comprehension of Sacred Law without Sufism, for ... Read More »

Imam Malik and the Sufis

Imam Malik and the Sufis
December 9, 2010 No Comments »

Answered by Shaykh Gibril F. Haddad Q. al-Qadhi ‘Iyadh is known to be a great sunni scholar, yet quiet recently a salafi brother pointed out that in his book “Tadreeb al-Madarik”, al-Qadhi quotes a narration from Imam Maalik who rejected ... Read More »