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February 21st, 2018 - 4:51 pm § in Fiqh, Hanbali Fiqh

Allamah Ibn Aqil al-Hanbali on Tawassul

Salam

Please find below an extract from a work showing the difference in approach of the classical Hanbali scholars and modern day scholars of the Salafi Movement of Najd.

Imam Ibn Aqil al-Hanbali (d.513 hijri) said in his fiqh work al-Tadhkirah regarding what a person should say when visiting the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in Madina the Illuminated,

“O Allah, I turn to you by means of Your Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), the Prophet of Mercy. O Messenger of Allah! I turn by means of you to my Lord to forgive my sins. O Allah I ask You by his right that You forgive my sins.”

Notes:
1. Shaykh Nasir Salamah, the editor of this text (and a Qadi at a Shariah court in Saudi Arabia at the time of publishing) footnotes this statement with the following,

“Seeking dua from the Prophets and other than them such as the Awliyah and seeking help from them after their passing away is Shirk al-Akbar…”

2. This extract clearly highlights the divergence in approach of the classical Hanbalis and the Salafi scholars of the Najd.

3. Does Shaykh Nasir Salamah and other Salafi scholars regard Imam Ibn Aqil al-Hanbali to have left the folds of Islam? According to their principles of takfir recorded in Durar al-Saniyyah and other works Imam Ibn Aqil al-Hanbali was not Muslim as he committed Shirk al-Akbar on a clear cut issue and had access to the Quran and Sunnah and thus has no excuse.


January 16th, 2018 - 9:34 pm § in Hadith, Makkah

40 Hadith Sawlatiyyah Students

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January 2nd, 2018 - 4:22 pm § in Hadith, Makkah

Download: Bayquniyyah with Notes of Shaykh Hasan al-Mashat

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November 26th, 2017 - 8:17 pm § in Hadith, Sayyidi

Summary of the Shamail al-Tirmidhi by Shaykh Abd al-Hayy al-Kattani

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August 31st, 2017 - 3:19 am § in al-Ahsa

Dua for the Day of Arafah

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August 29th, 2017 - 4:54 pm § in Hanbali Fiqh

Gathering at the Masjid on the Day of Arafah in the Hanbali School

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August 22nd, 2017 - 4:40 pm § in Hanbali Fiqh

Collective Supplication After the Prayer and Wiping the Face – Hanbali

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