Muta’, Temporary Marriage in Islamic Law

By Sachiko Murata The Statutes of Mut’a Conditions in the Contract It is permissible for one or more conditions to be mentioned in the contract of mut’a, so long as they are legitimate. A condition must be accompanied by a declaration and an acceptance. Fulfilling the condition then becomes necessary, since it is part of the contract, […]

The Re-Formers of Islam: The Mas’ud Questions

© Nuh Ha Mim Keller 1995 Question 5 Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal Was Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal an anthropomorphist as is alleged by the Salafis? Can you provide me examples of the sayings of Imam Ahmad that show he did not hold the anthropomorphic ‘aqida of the neo-Salafis, as they claim? Answer Regarding the question of […]

AL-TABARI

By GF Haddad Muhammad ibn Jarir ibn Yazid ibn Kathir, Abu Ja`far al-Tabari (d. 310), one of the major mujtahid Imams and the founder of a school of Law which remained for 150 years after his death, then disappeared. He is the author of a massive commentary on the Qur’an; an equally large universal history; […]

Hadith of Adam’s tawassul through the Prophet

Hadith of Adam’s tawassul through the Prophet by GF Haddad—Rabi al-Awwal 1427—April 2006 – The hadith of Adam’s tawassul through the Prophet is related from three Companions – Maysara, Ibn ‘Abbas, and Ibn ‘Umar – with chains varying in strength from strong to very weak: Ibn al-Jawzi narrated in al-Wafawith his chain through al-Bayhaqi’s and al-Khatib’s shaykh, the trustworthy hafizAbu al-Husayn […]

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ENDNOTES                         [1]Narrated by Muslim (Iman) from Abu Sa`id al-Khudri. [2]Muslim, Ahmad, and others. [3]Narrated by Tirmidhi (hasan sahih gharib). [4]Muhammad Saeed al-Qahtani, al-Wala’ wa al-bara’ according to the `Aqeedah of the Salaf (London: al-Firdous Ltd., 1993) p. 99. [5]Narrated in Bukhari. [6]al-Ghazali, Ihya `ulum al-din (beginning), trans. Nuh Keller in Reliance of the Traveller p. 824. [7]al-Tabata’i, al-Mizan: An Exegesis of the Qur’an, 3rd […]

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Remarks on Kissing the Hand from a recent interview of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani INTERVIEWER. Beside Ikhlas and love, what else do you emphasize in your teachings? SHAYKH NAZIM. Respect. There must be respect. Without respecting each other, it is impossible to do anything. Allah Almighty ordered His servants to have respect among themselves. Respect […]

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Tabarrukwith the Prophet’s cup. – Hajjaj ibn Hassan said: “We were at Anas’s house and he brought up the Prophet’s cup from a black pouch. He ordered that it be filled with water and we drank from it and poured some of it on our heads and faces and sent blessings on the Prophet. Ahmad, […]

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A REFUTATION OF ALBANI FROM IMAM NAWAWI AND IMAM IBN AL-HUMAM AL-HANAFI A further proof that tawassul through the Prophet after his time is universally recognized and encouraged in the Shari`a is Imam Nawawi’s description of the etiquette of visiting the grave of the Prophet after the fulfillment of the Pilgrimage in the Book of Hajj in […]

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ALBANI’S DISSENT AND CONTEMPT FOR THE SCHOLARS The opponents hold that this hadeeth shows that it is permissible to make tawassul in du’aa by the status of the Prophet (SAW) or other pious people, since the Prophet (SAW) taught the blind man to use him as a means of nearness in his du’aa, and the blind man […]

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DARUD TAJ: INVOCATION OF BLESSINGS UPON THE PROPHET KNOWN AS “INVOCATION OF THE CROWN” The following is a transliteration and translation of a famous invocation of blessings on the Prophet entitled Darud taj or “Invocation of the Crown” which is especially well known in the Indian subcontinent: Transliteration         allahumma salli `ala sayyidina wa mawlana Muhammad         sahibi al-taji […]