Posts Tagged ‘Imam al-Qarafi’

More than Days: The History of Islamic Months

by Imam al-Qarafi | Translated by Suhaib Webb The names of the Islamic months are rooted in certain events that took place in them. Ramadan is named after Ramda; Ramda are stones heated by the sun during summer. Shawal is derived from the lifting (Ar. shayl) of a camel’s tail to ward off flies (because […]

Between Hardship and Ease: Imam al-Qarafi Drops Mad Science

by Imam al-Qarafi | Translated by Suhaib Webb “When you come upon a question with two opinions, one making things easy and the other difficult, you must not issue verdicts to the masses with what is difficult, or to the specialized (scholars and people known for their worship and piety) or the rulers with what […]