al-Hasan al-Basree said:The true reality of good character is: Doing good to others, withholding from harming, and having a cheerful face;al-Qaadee `Iyaad said:It is to associate with the people in a beautiful manner, to have a cheerful face, to show love for them, to show compassion for…
More on the historicity of the declaration to the Sinai Christians.
There’s no mention of it in Tabari’s history, nor in ibn Ishaq, according to my bro doing his doctorate in Islamic history! However, he’s still looking into it!
Islamic hospitals began in the 8th century Baghdad and in some ways they resembled xenodocheions as they also looked after lepers, the invalid and the destitute. The first organized “proper” hospital was built in Cairo between 872 and 874 CE. The Ahmad ibn Tulun Hospital treated and gave medicine…
Q:As salamu Alaikum. I was wondering if you could provide a source for the letter of Prophet Muhammed peace be upon him. I found it really interesting!
'Abdullah ibn Salam (radiallahu 'anh) was a companion of the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu 'alayhi wa salam) and one of those promised Heaven by the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu 'alayhi wa salam) [Tabari]
'Abdullah (radiallahu 'anh) was formerly al-Husayn ibn Salam, the chief Rabbi of Medina, who, after mulling over the verses of Torah speaking of a future prophet, enquired about the Prophet Muhammad (salallhu 'alayhi wa salam) and later converted, stating to his aunt Khalidah bint Al-Harith (radiallahu 'anha): “Auntie, he is really, by God, the brother of Moses and follows his religion. He was sent with the same mission as Moses.” Khalidah (radiallahu 'anha) asked him, “Is he the Prophet about whom you spoke to us who would be sent to confirm the truth preached by previous prophets and will complete the message of his Lord?” 'Abdullah (radiallahu 'anh) replied, “Yes!”
"When I heard of the appearance of the Messenger of God, peace be on him, I began to make enquiries about his name, his genealogy, his characteristics, his time and place and I began to compare this information with what is contained m our books. From these enquiries, I became convinced about the authenticity of his prophethood and I affirmed the truth of his mission…"
"What is al-Husayn ibn Salam’s status amongst you?" They (the Jews of Medina) replied, "He is the best amongst us, and he is our chief and the son of our chief." [Sahih al-Bukhari 60/7]
Islam is for everybody, whoever recognises the singling out of our Lord in His nature, His due worship and His Divine attributes.
What popular Islamic speakers would you like to see at a conference?
Last year we held the biggest Islamic event in Scotland and hosted Yusuf Chambers, Ajmal Masroor, Yvonne Ridley, Hamza Tzortzis and Yusuf Estes.
This year we are inviting Mufti Menk and Boona Muhammad, insha’Allah, but we need some more ideas!
So who would you like to see at an Islamic conference?
Is there anybody in Liverpool, or anyone who can travel to Liverpool, up for doing some da’wah in the city centre over the holidays?
Allah created the creation to worship Him. Worship gathers together within its scope knowledge of Him, turning to Him in penitence, loving Him, and being sincere to Him. Through His remembrance do hearts find tranquillity and through seeing Him in the Hereafter will eyes feel bliss. There is nothing that will be more beloved to the servants than seeing Him on that Day and there is nothing that is granted them in this life greater than faith. Mans need of Him in worshipping Him is greater than his need of Him in His creating, nourishing and sustaining him, because worship is his object and source of fulfilment. There is no correction, no success, no felicity, no delight without worship and whoever turns away from the dhikr of his Lord:
"But as for him who shall turn away from remembering Me - his shall be a life of narrow scope…"
[Majmu Fatawa 1/23; Ibn Taymiyyah ]
Q:Does islam have specific schools where people study islam, like seminary but for Muslims?
There are madrasa’s that cater to Islamic education as well as many Islamic universities with departments that study individual facets of Islam. The lovely, traditional way of learning is less formal, though, as it entails students sitting at the feet of a scholar who teaches. As I’m led to believe, this is still the teaching method used largely in Morocco and some areas of the Levant, but less so further into the Arabian peninsula.
I think one of the main differences in formal theological education between Christianity and Islam is that when you study the Islamic sciences, well you don’t, you primarily study just one field, or even just one area of a field. For example, fiqh/jurisprudence can be crudely divided into the study of fiqh as it relates to matters of worship and fiqh as it relates to tort/civil interactions. Within fiqh, however, there is political/structural jurisprudence, criminal jurisprudence, military jurisprudence, etc. It might be the case that someone specialises in one area and mightn’t be able to tell anything but the basic lay-knowledge in another area.
It has it’s upsides and it’s downsides I guess! But aye, there are dedicated schools to the study of Islam!
What if Hijabis went around sending messages to brothers about their hijab.
"Brother.. Your hijab isn’t really hijab man. From the women you reblog you obviously don’t lower you gaze, and your beard.. is that even a beard? Don’t even get me started on your pants not being above your ankles.
With love and respect your sister in Islam.”