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January 25th, 2017 - 6:09 pm § in Fiqh, Scholarship

Wazaif Ibn Taymiyyah

Salam,

Wazaif Ibn Taymiyyah? Yes! It appears that even Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah despite his well known stance on the issue of innovation (bidah) had some litanies (wazaif) which were not directly established from the sunnah. Two examples are presented below:

Repeating the Fatihah After Fajr Prayer till Sunrise‎

Hafiz Umar bin Ali al-Bazzar said:

I kept his close company for the duration of my stay in Damascus, for most of the day and a large part of the night. He would keep me close to himself such that he would make me sit next to him and I would be able to hear what he recited and the invocations he would make. I witnessed him recite the Fatihah and repeat it for the whole duration of time between (the offering of) Fajr until the sun had risen.‎  Alam al-Aliyyah fi Manaqib Ibn Taymiyyah p38

Wazifa Between Sunnah and Fard of Fajr

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (Allah sanctify his soul)… said one day: these two names – referring to al-Hayy and al-Qayyum – have a profound effect on giving life to the heart, indicating that these two names were the greatest name (Ism al-Adham). I heard him saying: Whoever consistently recites 40 times on a daily basis between the sunnah of Fajr and the Fajr prayer: Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyum La ilaha illa anta, bi rahmatika astaghith, will attain life of the heart and prevent its death.  Madarij 1/446

 


January 8th, 2017 - 12:22 pm § in Aqidah

The Nasafi Creed

Salam A project we are currently working on is a new English edition of the Nasafi creed with a set of simple and easy to understand explanatory notes. This text is  widely taught across the Muslim world, especially in areas where the Hanafi school is prevalent. The new edition we are preparing has[...]


December 22nd, 2016 - 7:50 pm § in Aqidah

Order of Events in the Afterlife

Salam The following order of events to take place on the day of judgement has been summarized from a work on aqidah by Shaykh Mustafa al-Khin, (a recent Sunni scholar from Damascus).  I found it useful in its explaining how the different Quranic verses and hadith link together. The order of events [...]


December 14th, 2016 - 9:30 am § in Scholarship

Shaykh Qushayri’s Horse

Salam Imam al-Dhahabi said: Shaykh Abul Qasim Abd al-Karim al-Qushayri was gifted a horse which he rode for close to 20 years. When the Shaykh died his horse refused to eat anything and died a week later. (Siyar 18/227)[...]


October 19th, 2016 - 8:41 pm § in al-Ahsa, Fiqh, Scholarship

Protected: The Beginner’s Gift Free Download

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October 14th, 2016 - 7:18 pm § in Makkah, Scholarship

Ramadan Dowra 2013 Clip: Seeking Knowledge

Salam InshAllah we hope to release a set of excerpts from the hours of audio recordings we have from the Ramadan Dowra we ran in both 2013 and 2015 with our teacher, Shaykh Khalid al-Turkestani (Allah protect him) from the sacred city of Mecca. Please find below an excerpt from the opening gathering[...]


August 30th, 2016 - 8:22 pm § in Fiqh

A Gentle Introduction to Inheritance Rules

Salam Please find below a short animation introducing a new unique course on the fiqh of inheritance taught in an easy to understand manner.  If interested in studying this course please get in touch via info@daralhadith.org.uk  [...]