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  • Silken Letters Movement
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 1391074592 Silk Letter Movement

The Silk Letter Movement (Tehreek-e-Reshmi Rumal) refers to a movement organised by the Deobandi leaders between 1913 to 1920, aimed at freeing India from the British rule by allying with Ottoman Turkey, Imperial Germany, and Afghanistan. The plot was uncovered by Punjab CID with the capture of letters from Ubaidullah Sindhi, one of the Deobandi leaders then in Afghanistan, to Mahmud al Hasan another leaders then in Persia. The letters were written in silk cloth, hence the name.


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 taliban

This is the autobiography of Abdul Salam Zaeef, a senior former member of the Taliban


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 mecca

[48:24] And He is the One who restrained their hands from you and your hands from them in the valley of Makkah after He had let you prevail over them, and Allah is watchful over what you do.


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 17brow

 

Al-Nimas is removing facial hair with a chisel (tweezers)


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Non-Muslim are permitted to enter both the Haram of Makkah and Madīnah for purposes other than rituals of Hajj and ‘Umrah according to the Hanafi Madhab.


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  moon

This page will Insha'Allah track moon sighting across various countries and will be updated monthly with the current and next month's moon sighting details and information.


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 hands chest

It is rather unfortunate that we have to spend time to discuss a subject which the Muslim ummah has accepted to be a difference of opinion for over 1400 years just to address some of our enthusiastic brothers and sisters who claim that everything besides placing the hands on the chest in salah is weak!.


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 tj

This is an initial response to investigate the claims of heresy, Bid’ah and shirk associated with and around Tableeghi Jamaat. The writer neither has any affiliations with Tableeghi Jamaat nor participates in their activities and has not completed their recommendation of going out for 4 months in the Path of Allah (SWT) to learn the work of Tableegh. However, the writer has read countless articles and books on the subject, heard many speeches , watched many youtube videos, and then discussed the issues directly with Scholars actively associated with Tableeghi Jamaat to get as accurate of a picture as possible. The writer has also written directly to Raiwind Markaz (Pakistan) in the past and received a thorough reply to the queries contained therein.  The writer is also fluent in Urdu in which most of the “original” material for and against Tableeghi Jamaat has originated from and which is also the first language of where this movement originates from.

 

 


 

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Establishing Matters of Aqeedah with AHAD Narrations

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Matters of Aqidah can and have been proven by Ahad narrations and accepted by the majority of the Ummah. Yes, those integrals of Aqidah on which an individual’s Iman depends can not be established by Ahad narrations. As a result, denying beliefs that are proven by Ahad will not constitute Kufr, rather a sin.


By Shaykh (Mufti) Muhammad Ibn Adam (HA)

Question: Could you please explain the difference between Ahad and Mutawatir Hadith? In particular, could you specify how many narrations make a Hadith Mutawatir? Also, are Ahad hadith taken into Aqeedah or only Mutawatir?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

A Hadith Mutawatir (continuous) is that which is related by whole groups of individuals from whole group of individuals, in multiple contiguous channels of transmission leading back to the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give peace), such as that the sheer number of separate channels at each stage of transmission is too many for it to be possible for all to have conspired to fabricate the Hadith.

As such, a Hadith is classified as Mutawatir only when it fulfils the following conditions:


1 It is reported by such a large number of narrators that under normal circumstances it would be impossible for them to conspire a lie.


2 Such a number exists throughout the chain of narration, i.e. from the beginning to the end.


3 The reporters must base their report on sense perception, i.e. on something that is heard or seen.


4 That the narration necessitates certain knowledge for the listener. (Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani, Sharh Nukhba al-Fikr, P.21).

Example of a Mutawatir Hadith is:

"Whoever lies about me deliberately must prepare himself for a place in the fire of Hell" (Sahih al-Bukhari & Sahih muslim).

Imam an-Nawawi (Allah have mercy on him) states that this narration has been narrated from approximately 200 Companions (Allah be pleased with them all) (Introduction to Sahih Muslim).

The Ahad or solitary Hadith (also known as Khabar al-Wahid) is the Hadith which fails to fulfil the requirement of Mutawatir. Ahad Hadith may be sound (sahih), good (hasan) or weak (Da'eef). It is a Hadith which does not impart positive knowledge on its own unless it is supported by extraneous or circumstantial evidence.

According to the majority of the four Sunni schools, acting upon Ahad is obligatory even if Ahad fails to engender positive knowledge provided certain conditions are met.

As far as establishing matters of Aqidah is concerned, the majority of the scholars are of the view that Ahad may not be relied upon as the basis of belief (aqidah), for matters of belief must be founded in certainty. Therefore, issues that revolve between belief (iman) and disbelief (kufr) can not be proven by Ahad narrations (Fawatih al-Rahmut, 2/136).

However, this refers to beliefs on which the actual Iman is dependent. As for Ahad narrations pertaining to subsidiary matters which are not essential to belief such as intercession (shafa'ah), etc..., these must be accepted and believed. Anyone who denies them is a sinner (fasiq) but not a Kafir, as he denies something which is not decisively proven (Abu Zahra, Usul al-Fiqh, P.85).

None of the previous scholars rejected any belief that was not established by Hadith Mutawatir. In fact, the great Hadith expert, Ibn Hajr al-Asqalani (Allah have mercy on him) states in his monumental commentary of Sahih al-Bukhari that, Ahad narrations are a source of evidence when the Ummah accepts it and acts upon it. It then has the power to become firm belief (Fath al-Bari, V.13, P.234).

Many beliefs have been established by Ahad narrations, yet they have not been rejected by the great scholars of this Ummah. Beliefs such as the intercession (shafa'ah) of the blessed Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give peace), descriptions of the angels, Jinn, Jannah, Jahannam, and much more.

In conclusion, matters of Aqidah can and have been proven by Ahad narrations and accepted by the majority of the Ummah. Yes, those integrals of Aqidah on which an individual's Iman depends can not be established by Ahad narrations. As a result, denying beliefs that are proven by Ahad will not constitute Kufr, rather a sin.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best