Shama’il al-Muhammadiyyah – Prophetic Beauty (2-3)

…The Messenger of Allāh (SAW) was of medium stature: neither tall nor short, and of a handsome physique. His hair was neither curly nor completely straight. He had a brownish complexion and when he walked he leant forward [walking briskly]… Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah Prophetic Beauty (Ḥadīths 2-3)   2.             Ḥumayd ibn Masʿadah al-Baṣrī narrated to us; […]

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Shamāʾil al-Muḥammadiyyah – Prophetic Beauty (1)

…”The Messenger of Allāh (SAW) was neither noticeably tall nor was he short, neither was he extremely white nor was he particularly brown, neither was his hair very curly nor completely straight. Allāh commissioned him in his fortieth year. Then he remained in Mecca for ten years and in Madīnah for ten years. Allāh caused […]

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Fearing Hellfire – Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali

Hellfire A description of the state of the denizens of the realm of agony Ibn Rajab al-Ḥanbalī     Fearing the Fire Allāh, Most High, says “In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and day, there are signs for people with intelligence: those who remember Allāh, standing, […]

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Time of Tribulation – Ibn al-Qayyim

The Great Wisdom of Trials and Tribulations Shaykh al-Islām, Ḥāfiẓ ibn al-Qayyim said:[1]   Complete felicity is to be found in the True Religion, by implementing it in speech and deed. Those who follow this religion are the one who attains this felicity as Allāh, Exalted is He, says, “Guide us to the Straight Path; […]

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Radiance of the Hearts (2) – al-Saʿdi

Bahjat Qulūbi’l-Abrār wa Qurratu ʿUyūni’l-Akhyār fī Sharḥ Jawāmiʿ al-Akhbār ʿAbdu’l-Raḥmān b. Nāṣir al-Saʿdī     3.   Tamīm ad-Dārī (RA) reports that the Messenger of Allāh (SAW) said, “The religion is sincerity and sincere advice. The religion is sincerity and sincere advice. The religion is sincerity and sincere advice.” They asked, ‘Messenger of Allāh, to […]

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Radiance of the Hearts (1) – al-Saʿdi

Bahjat Qulūbi’l-Abrār wa Qurratu ʿUyūni’l-Akhyār fī Sharḥ Jawāmiʿ al-Akhbār ʿAbdu’l-Raḥmān b. Nāṣir al-Saʿdī   With the Name of Allāh, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful   All praise is due to Allāh Who is praised for what He possesses of Beautiful Names and Perfect, Lofty Attributes and for the effects of these in this life and […]

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Same Sex Marriage

“Britain’s first Gay Muslim marriage,” “…You can be gay and be a Muslim” Well yes, you can be a gay and be a Muslim. The homosexual act (not the homosexual urge – which should still be resisted) is prohibited in Islam – the texts are definitive concerning this and there has been a unanimous consensus […]

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The Essence of Sabr (Patience) – ibn al-Qayyim

ʿUddatu’l-Ṣābirīn ibn al-Qayyim   The Reality of Ṣabr It is a noble mannerism of the soul that prevents it from doing that which is not good or pleasing; it is a quality of the soul which leads to its correction and rectification.   al-Junayd ibn Muḥammad was asked about it to which he replied, ‘It […]

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Forged in Tribulation – al-ʿIzz b. ʿAbdi’l-Salām

Trials and Tribulations Wisdom and Benefits  Imām al-ʿIzz b. ʿAbdi’l-Salām (d. 660H) With the Name of Allāh, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful Peace and Blessings be upon our master, Muḥammad, his family and his Companions   The Shaykh, the Imām, the Proof of Islām, Abū Muḥammad ʿAbdu’l-ʿAzīz b. ʿAbdu’l-Salām b. Abū al-Qāsim al-Sulamī al-Shāfiʿī, may […]

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