Tag: Consensus الإجماع

As-Suyuti on Law: There is no condemnation for Muslims who follow different scholarly opinions

August 10, 2015

As-Suyuti said, “A principle of Islamic law states that there is no condemnation of others in matters of scholarly disagreement. Rather, there is only condemnation in matters upon which all the scholars have agreed.” Source: Al-Ashbah wa Natha’ir 2/35 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Whoever acts according to the opinions of scholars in matters of juristic discretion (ijtihad) […]

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An-Nawawi on Rebels: Fighting an unjust ruler is worse than his oppression

December 1, 2014

An-Nawawi said, “As for rebelling against the ruler and fighting him, it is forbidden by consensus of the Muslims even if he is sinful and oppressive. I have mentioned many traditions with this meaning. The people of the Sunnah have agreed that the ruler should not be removed due to his sinfulness. As for the view mentioned […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Sunnah: The consensus of the scholars on following the prophetic tradition

March 30, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ash-Shafi’ee said, “The people are in consensus that if the tradition (sunnah) of the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is made clear to anyone, then he may not abandon it for the saying of any other person.” Source: I’lam Al-Muwaqi’een 2/201 عن ابن القيم َقَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ أَجْمَعَ النَّاسُ […]

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Hadith on Mosques: When you enter the Masjid, then perform tahiyyatul masjid prayers

April 13, 2013

Abu Qatadah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When one of you enters the mosque, then let him pray two bowings before he sits down.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 433, Sahih Muslim 714, Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim An-Nawawi said, “In this tradition is the […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Unbelief: A person may commit an act of disbelief but be excused for his honest ignorance

January 22, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Excommunication (takfeer) is part of Allah’s threat (but not a promise), for even if a person denies something said by the Messenger he might be a man who is new to the teachings of Islam, or perhaps he lived in a country far away or something else like that; this person does […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Innovation: Newly invented matters are of two types, praiseworthy and blameworthy

January 6, 2013

Ibn Hajar reported: Ash-Shafi’ee, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Innovations are of two kinds: praiseworthy and blameworthy. Whatever agrees with the Sunnah is praiseworthy and whatever differs from it is blameworthy.” In another narration, Ash-Shafi’ee said, “Newly invented matters are of two types. Whatever is invented that differs from the Book, the Sunnah, […]

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Hadith on Muhammad: Did the Prophet see his Lord? He is light, so how can he see Him?

January 6, 2013

Abu Dharr reported: I asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “Did you see your Lord?” The Prophet said, “He is light, so how could I see Him?” Source: Sahih Muslim 178, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Uthman ibn Sa’eed Ad-Darimi said in his book on […]

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Hadith on Consultation: The one who is consulted is in a position of trust

October 15, 2012

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The one is who is consulted is in a position of trust.” Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 2822 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْمُسْتَشَارُ مُؤْتَمَنٌ 2822 سنن الترمذي كِتَاب الْأَدَبِ بَاب إِنَّ الْمُسْتَشَارَ […]

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Hasan Al-Basri on Consultation: People are never consulted except that the best option is made available

October 11, 2012

Al-Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “By Allah, people are never consulted except that the best option is made available to them,” and then he recited the verse, “Those who conduct their affairs with consultation between themselves.” (42:39) Source: Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 258 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Bukhari عَنِ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ‏ وَاللَّهِ […]

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Hadith on Takfir: Prohibition of accusing a Muslim of wickedness or unbelief

October 5, 2012

Abu Dharr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A man does not accuse another man of wickedness or unbelief except that it will return against him if his companion is innocent.” Source: Sahih Bukhari 5698, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari Ibn Abdul Barr said, “The Quran and Sunnah both clearly prohibit […]

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