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Jan15

Do you always begin from the right in a gathering?

By: Shaykh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah, translation and editing by Qays Arthur Source: MuslimVillage Now some people wrongfully allege, without properly grasping the texts nor giving them their due, that the Sunnah is to begin with whomever is to the immediate right of the host based on the hadiths that mention the virtue of beginning on the right. Yet that only pertains to when those present are peers with respect to their traits, virtues, or age. In that case the host begins with whomever is to his right. Otherwise if one of the guests is distinguished from the others, by age for example, then one would begin with him by virtue of that noble trait. Imam Ibn Rushd (i.e. Muhammad bin Ahmad...

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Dec31

Shirk (Idolatry): its reality and background

By: Shah Waliullah al-Dahlawi, translated by Zameelur Rahman Source: Deoband.org Shirk (idolatry) is to affirm the special attributes of Allah (Exalted is He) for [those] besides Him, like: (1) affirming absolute disposal (al-tasarruf al-mutlaq) in the cosmos (kawn) by an absolute will (al-iradah al-mutlaqah), which is expressed as “kun fayakun” (Be! And it is); (2) or affirming intrinsic knowledge (al-‘ilm al-dhati) which has not been obtained through acquisition (iktisab) by means of the senses, rational proof, dreams (manam), inspiration (ilham) and their likes from [both] material and spiritual means; (3) or affirming [the act of] existentialising (ijad) the healing of a sick person;...

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Dec03

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By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah A man was on his way to a neighboring village when an angel suddenly appeared before him. “What takes you to this village?” enquired the angel. “To visit a brother whom I love for the sake of Allah.” was the sincere reply. The angel questioned further, “Do you have any other motive?” The man replied,”No.” upon which the angel exclaimed, “I am a messenger of Allah and I assure you that Allah loves you as you love your brother.” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 6495) At the same time, another angel is deputed to proclaim the following message to him: “You have done well, your foot steps have...

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