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August 25th, 2010 - 6:11 pm § in Other

Story of a Bird and Sufyan al-Thawri

  Salam Imam al-Dhahabi mentions the following story in his entry for Sufyan al-Thawri -Allah have mercy on him- (as cited in Fawaid al-Gharra 3/281): “Ali bin Abd al-Aziz said: Arim narrated to us saying: I went to Abu Mansur to visit him, he said to me: Sufyan resided in this house, and th[...]

August 14th, 2010 - 2:06 pm § in Sayyidi

Basics of the Sirah

Salam Please find below an extract on a project I am working on (every so often) regarding the sirah.  It is a translation of an 11th century (Hijri) Moroccan scholars abridgment of Imam Ibn Sayyid al-Nas’s Sirah work, wherein the author covers the basics which a Muslim should know about the [...]

August 4th, 2010 - 10:01 pm § in Fiqh

Shaykh al-Uthaymeen On Moonsighting

Salam With Ramadan fast approaching again the controversial issue of moonsighting tends to crop up.  I have written about it elsewhere on the old blog, and to be honest cannot really understand why the global sighting view is not pointed out as being a valid Hanafi position (and why it is condemned[...]