Tag: Sharia الشريعة

Hadith on Punishments: Do not apply legal punishments if you have an excuse

December 16, 2015

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Avoid applying legal punishments as long as you find an excuse to avoid them.” Source: Sunan Ibn Majah 2545, Grade: Hasan (fair) according to As-Suyuti As-Suyuti said, “A principle of law states that legal punishments are suspended by doubts.” Source: al-Ashbāh […]

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Sufyan on Knowledge: The purpose of learning is to become conscious of Allah and purify the heart

November 10, 2015

Ibn Abdul Barr reported: Sufyan Ath-Thawri, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, knowledge is only studied to become mindful of Allah. Verily, knowledge is only favored over other virtues because one is made conscious of Allah by it.” Source: Jāmiʻ Bayān al-ʻIlm 759 Al-Ghazali said, “Seeking knowledge is an act of worship of the […]

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Ash-Shafi’ee on Faith: True faith is words and actions, a debate with the Murjia

August 10, 2014

Rabia ibn Sulaiman reported: A man among the people of Balakh asked Ash-Shafi’ee about faith. Ash-Shafi’ee said to him, “What do you say about it?” The man said, “I say it is words alone.” Ash-Shafi’ee said, “From where do you say this?” The man said, “From the saying of Allah the Exalted: Verily, those who […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Customs: The basic principle for worldly customs is permission unless proven forbidden

September 8, 2012

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “From examining the principles of Sharia, we know that the acts of worship that have been enjoined by Allah or that He loves cannot be proven except through Sharia. With regard to customs, they are things that people are used to doing in their worldly affairs. The basic principle concerning them is […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Methodology: Permission to relate weak narrations only as supporting evidence for established good manners

August 8, 2012

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “It is not permissible to establish something in the religious law (sharia) based upon a weak narration which is not authentic or good, but Ahmad bin Hanbal and other scholars considered it permissible to narrate regarding virtuous deeds which are not known to be affirmed but when it is known not to […]

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Ibn Al-Qayyim on Law: The Sharia is based upon justice, mercy, welfare and wisdom

July 7, 2012

Ibn Al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Verily, the Sharia is founded upon wisdom and welfare for the servants in this life and the afterlife. In its entirety it is justice, mercy, benefit, and wisdom. Every matter which abandons justice for tyranny, mercy for cruelty, benefit for corruption, and wisdom for foolishness is […]

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Al-Ghazali on Sharia: The objectives of the Sharia are the protection of religion, life, intellect, family and property

July 7, 2012

Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “What we mean by welfare is the protection of the objectives of the Sharia. Namely, the objectives of the Sharia in creation are five: the protection of religion, life, intellect, family relations, and property. Everything that advances the protection of these five fundamentals is considered […]

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Hadith on Character: The Prophet was sent to perfect good character

February 1, 2011

Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I have been sent to perfect good character.” Source: al-Muwaṭṭa 1614, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Abdul Barr Ash-Shatibi said, “The Sharia in its entirety only creates noble morals.” Source: al-Muwāfaqāt 2/124 عَنْ مَالِك أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ بُعِثْتُ لِأُتَمِّمَ حُسْنَ الْأَخْلَاقِ 1614 […]

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