Virtues and Merits
How the Salaf Attained Strong FaithI am always amazed at how the Salaf (early generations) were and how they attained such a high level of faith. When I read about the Karamat (miracles, extraordinary events) that happened to them, I wonder how they were able to reach this high level? How were they able to rid their hearts of the love of worldly gains?
The Muslims are closer to Maryam the daughter of ‘Imraan than the ChristiansHow can one explain the status of Maryam in Islam and her relation to Muslim women being stronger to that of Christian women.
Biography of Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hamzah ar-Roomi, who was known as Ibn al-FanariCan you give a biography of sheikh akshamsuddin the teacher of muhammad al fatih considered amongst the best scholars of his time
Fabrication of the Raafidis claiming that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) drank alcohol!is there anything in the books of Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa‘ah to suggest that Ameer al-Mu’mineen ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him) drank wine even after he became Muslim, and this is to be found in our books? Because some of the Shi‘ah with whom I am debating mentioned that, and I do not know how to respond to them.
Specious arguments of the Ash‘aris about Ibn al-Qayyim and Ibn Abi’l-‘Izz (may Allah have mercy on them)An Ash‘ari Shaykh (may Allaah guide him) has caused many doubts in the hearts of the Salafi youth. Among many of them is: Ibn al-Qayyim mentioned a fabricated Hadeeth to prove his ‘Aqeedah in Ijtimaa’ al-Juyoosh, where he mentioned the Hadeeth: “...For indeed, the first one to pray (Janaazah) over me will be the Lord from above His Throne.” And after this paragraph, he mentioned a Hadeeth from Musnad Ahmad in which he - as the Ash‘ari Shaykh says - forged the word ‘Jaalisan’ (sitting). He also says the Sharh of Ibn Abi’l ‘Izz of al-Tahhaawiyyah is baatil, and only the Salafiyyoon rely on it. What is your response to such accusations?
Some of the Sahaabah (may Allah be pleased with them) who memorised the Book of Allah, may He be exaltedI would like to know about twenty of the Sahaabah, in detail and with their ages, who memorised the Holy Quran in full, and the names of their teachers.
Did Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani regard it as permissible to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday (Mawlid)?Did Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqallaani really regard it as permissible to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday, because many of the shaykhs here in Algeria quote al-‘Asqallaani’s view of it as permissible to support the idea that it is permissible to celebrate the Mawlid?
The relationship between the Mother of the Believers ‘Aa’ishah and the Prophet’s daughter Faatimah (may Allah be pleased with them both)what was the relationship bwtween fatimah and the prophert wife aisha
Does the consensus of the people of Madinah constitute shar‘i proof?I have heard that Imam Maalik used to regard the consensus of the people of Madinah as binding proof. Is this correct? If that is the case, then is it regarded as binding proof for the entire ummah?
Is it permissible to say that someone resembles the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)?My question is: is it permissible for us to say of someone that he has some resemblance to the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), if that resemblance is in physical terms only, and not in character or anything else?
Is it permissible to call Maryam, the mother of the Messiah (peace be upon him) a “saint”?Last night I was reading Qur’an and my mother said to me: “They are going to show a film about the ‘saint’ Maryam.” I said: “She is not a saint,” meaning that we should not call her by this name. Is it correct to call her a saint?
Was al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) a man who married and divorced a lot?I read in an article on the web that al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) married more than ninety women. What is your opinion on that?
Karaamaat (miracles) that happened to some righteous peopleDid shaikh al islam Ibn Tamiyyah or any of his students ( ibn Qayum etc) perform any karamats (miracoulus acts) by the will of Allah in thier life time? if so could you please write about them for indeed hearing such stories of karamats being performed by Aulia Allah stregthen faith and incites a desire to do rightous deeds. Are there any other current or past scholars or Aulia that were known to have performed such karamats? If so could you please share some with us in order that it could serve as a motivation for us do rightous deeds?.
Biography of the Moghul ruler Aurangzeb; was he Salafi in his ‘aqeedah?May Allah bless you and raise you in status in this world and the Hereafter. I hope that you may do me the favour of answering this question: What is the truth about Aurangzeb (the Moghul emperor who ruled India)? Was he one of the followers of the path of Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa‘ah (the Salaf)? Or was he like the rest of the Moghul emperors?
Differentiating between ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh and someone else who apostatised and claimed that he had distorted the revelation‘Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh is a controversial figure in the history of Islam, as he was one of the scribes who vote down the revelation, then he apostatized from Islam. Did he distort some of the verses of the Qur’an?
Was Ibn Hazm From Ahl as-Sunnah?Was Ibn Hazm (may Allah have mercy on him) one of Ahl as-Sunnah?
The Sahaabah are the best of the ummah after its Prophet, but they are not infallibleThere is a hadith where after the prayer، Prophet got up and said ask me anything and I will answer so one of the companions got up and asked “Where will I be in the Hereafter?” and the Prophet (saw) said “In the Hellfire.” My question is who is this companion and how can one of the companions be in the Hellfire? Can you clarify this hadith?.
Can You Mix Zamzam with Normal Water?Are you allowed to mix Zamzam (Hajj water) with ordinary water from a tap and does the water become Hajj water after mixing it with normal water?
Why is Ibraaheem (peace be upon him) singled out for mention in the Tashahhud?Why do we send blessings and peace upon Ibraaheem (peace be upon him) in the prayer, and not upon the other Prophets? He is one of the five Messengers of strong will, but he is not the first or last of them, so why him, and if it is because he is the first one mentioned, why do we not send greetings upon ‘Eesa, Nooh and Moosa as well?
Status of Muhammad ibn Ishaaq, the narrator of al-Maghaazi, in the view of hadith scholarsWhat is your opinion of Ibn Ishaaq? I have heard that his narration of hadith was not very sound and he was not precise in his narration of hadith, which caused the scholars not to accept any report from him. Is this correct?