Posts Tagged ‘Qur’an and Sunnah’

Know Your Hadith: Part III

By Huda Shaka` Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI The Prophet Muhammad’s (s) methodology of teaching his companions This post is my way of commemorating the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu `alayhi wa sallam – may the peace of Allah be upon him), the greatest […]

Know Your Hadith: Part II

by Huda Shaka` Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI Why is Sunnah a Source of Legislation? When Muslims say they only believe in Qur’an, not in Sunnah – or that they only take evidence from the Qur’an not from the Sunnah – it’s a […]

Discourse On The Path Of Knowledge

Commentary on Selections from Maulana Thanwi’s Hayatul Muslimeen Introduction Maulana Ashraf Thanwi, (r) in Hayatul Muslimeen, outlined a practical description of the essentials of an Islamic lifestyle. These principles serve as the pillars for the proper cultivation (tarbiyah) of the student of knowledge. In Hayatul Muslimeen, there are a number of overarching themes that allow us […]

Know Your Hadith: Part I

By Huda Shaka` Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI There is a growing trend of lack of trust in hadith (to put it mildly), from within the Muslim community. I have been hearing alarming statements like: “Don’t give me proof from Hadith, give me […]

The Guide to Divine Revolution

By Marya Bangee It’s time to do an exercise. I want you to take out your personal copy of the Qur’an – Arabic if you’re fluent and can understand what the divine words of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala are saying or English if you cannot – and go to the title page. Write: “Read this as […]

Declaring Allah’s Perfection

In the Qur’an there are a few surahs that begin with tasbeeh, a declaration of Allah’s Perfection, known as Al Musabbihaat. These surahs begin in different forms yet they all point to the same thing: there is no Rabb higher or greater than Allah azza wa jal. Tasbeeh comes from seen-ba-ha (س-ب-ح) and it means […]

On the Misappropriation of Culture & the Centrality of Revelation

I had a reflection concerning the ‘urf discussion. Why do we spend so much time discussing ‘urf, which is secondary, when actually priorities dictate that we first focus on the universal manners and attitudes that are established by the sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh)?  Sure Islam leaves a certain level of leeway for various cultural […]