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Tag: Judgments الفتوى

Hadith on Conscience: Whatever your heart rejects, then do not accept it

May 1, 2016

Abdur Rahman ibn Mu’awiyah reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, saying, “O Messenger of Allah, what is lawful and unlawful for me?” The Prophet struck his chest and he said, “Whatever your heart rejects, then abandon it.” Source: al-Zuhd wal-Raqā’iq 1147 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani […]

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Hadith on Righteousness: Beware of what disturbs the soul, even if scholars approve it

April 30, 2016

Abu Tha’laba reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, tell me what is lawful and unlawful for me.” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Righteousness is serenity in the soul and peace of mind in the heart. Sin is not serene in the soul and not satisfying to the heart, even if […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Fatwa: Whoever issues religious judgments about all issues is senseless

March 21, 2016

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Whoever issues a judgment (fatwa) to people about everything that he is asked, then he is foolish.” Ibn Sireen, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “For a man to die ignorant is better for him than to speak about what he does […]

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Ibn Abbas on Khawarij: The winning argument against the Kharijite rebels

February 4, 2016

Al-Bayhaqi reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, confronted the Khawarij, saying, “As for your statement that Ali has delegated ruling to men in the affair of Allah, I recite to you a judgment referred to men regarding the matter of the price of a rabbit and other hunted animals. Allah said: O […]

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Ibn Abbas on Fatwa: The wisdom of Ibn Abbas in issuing different judgments

October 13, 2015

Sa’d ibn Ubaida reported: A man came to Ibn Abbas and he said, “Is there repentance for one who kills a believer?” Ibn Abbas said, “No, there is nothing but Hellfire.” After the man left, those sitting nearby said to him, “What is this? You have given us two different judgments, for earlier you judged […]

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Umar on Judgment: The commander of the faithful judges with the truth in favor of the Jew

August 11, 2015

Sa’eed ibn Al-Musayyib reported: Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, was presented with a dispute between a Muslim and a Jew. Umar believed that the truth was on the side of the Jew, so he passed judgment in his favor. The Jew said to him, “By Allah, you have judged with the […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Context: The scholar must consider the context to issue a true ruling

February 15, 2015

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “Neither a scholar nor a judge can issue a ruling (fatwa) by the truth unless he has two types of understanding. First, understanding the context and deriving the reality of what occurred through gathering facts and signs until he achieves comprehensive knowledge. Second, understanding the religious obligation related to the context and […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Fatwa: The scholars disliked to say this was Halal or Haram

December 8, 2014

Ash-Shafi’ee reported: Abu Yusuf said, “I know our elders among the scholars would dislike to say in their judgments (fatwa) that this is lawful (halal) and this is unlawful (haram), unless it was clearly found in the Book of Allah the Exalted without need of interpretation.” Source: Al-Umm 2120 عن الشافعي قَالَ أَبُو يُوسُفَ أَدْرَكْتُ […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Fatwa: Islamic rulings and judgments may change by time, place, and condition

September 25, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim said, “As for knowing the condition of people, this is a tremendous principle required of the scholar and judge. For if he does not have a proper understanding of commanding and forbidding and then he applies one judgment over another, it will cause more harm than benefit. Indeed, if he does not understand the […]

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Hadith on Trials: The Prophet fears for his nation six trials

August 22, 2014

Awf ibn Malik reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I fear for you six trials: foolish leaders, shedding of blood, bribery in judgments, severing family ties, people who take the Quran as a musical instrument, and an excessive amount of conditions.” Source: Mu’jam Al-Kabeer 14550 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani عَنْ […]

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