Taṣawwuf (Purification of the Soul)

There is No Tasawwuf Without Fiqh

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. and fiqh is nothing without tasawwuf; because deeds have no meaning unless accompanied by sincerety …

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Abbreviating the Salawat

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 at the mentioning of the Messenger of Allah {peace and blessings of Allah be upon …

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Four Levels of Scrupulousness

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 of the deen. Devout scrupulousness (al-war’a) has four degrees: [1] Devout scrupulousness which is a …

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