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Archive for November, 2009

November 25th, 2009 - 8:03 pm § in Fiqh

Fiqh of Eid From Sharh al-Wiqayah and Umdah al-Riayah

Salam Readers of this blog might recall that we posted an extract of some rulings from the ‘Fatawa al-Hindiyyah’ related to Eid.  I thought I would add to that post with some additonal extracts from Shaykh Abd al-Hayy al-Luknawi’s commentary on the ‘Sharh al-Wiqayah’ e[...]

November 24th, 2009 - 12:19 pm § in Other

Hows the weather?

Salam When reading the passage below I was reminded of the popularity of discussions surrounding the weather which seems to be common in many cultures and countries, and from the passage below it seems it was so in the past as well. It also reminded me of one scholar I met and was introduced to [&he[...]

November 23rd, 2009 - 7:17 pm § in Other

Visiting A Grave to Treat Hardness of The Heart

Imam al-Dhahabi mentioned in the biographical entry of Safwan bin Sulaim in his Siyar (5/364-369): Muhammad bin Salih al-Tammar said:  Safwan bin Sulaim would visit Baqi on some days and pass by me.  One day I followed him and said:  I will look to see what he does.  He covered his head and sat [...]

November 11th, 2009 - 1:17 pm § in Fiqh

Loud Laughter Invalidating Wudu and Hanafi Evidences

Salam I thought I would post an extract from the ‘Umdah al-Riayah’ for the benefit of readers. In the ‘Sharh al-Wiqayah’ it is written: [And the loud laughter of a person praying, mature, bowing and prostrating] such that the wudu of a child is not invalidated by loud laughter.  Its conditi[...]

November 10th, 2009 - 1:34 pm § in Other

Opposing The Nafs-Burda

واِنْ همـا مَحَّضَـاكَ النُّصحَ فاتَّهِـم وخالِفِ النفسَ والشيطانَ واعصِهِـمَا And oppose (your) self (nafs) and shaytan and disobey them both. And if both of them give you sincere advice regard it as lies. Salam Another brief sel[...]