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A precise definition of Hizbiyyah

Written by Abu Mu’aawiyyah Abdullah. Shaikh  Rabee (may Allaah preserve him)  stated: Having a bigoted partisanship for a particular idea that opposes the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger, and (establishing) allegiance and enmity upon it, this is Tahazzub (illegal partisanship). This is Tahazzub (illegal partisanship) even if is not in (the … Continue reading

Muwahhid (pl. Muwahhidoon):

One who holds the correct belief in Allaah and His Names and Attributes, who worship Him alone, with everything that the correct meaning of worship requires. Not associating partners with Him in any form or fashion and who dies upon that state.   Question: When is a deed an act of worship? Answer: If two … Continue reading


The act of denying any of Allaah’s Attributes.


To give a figurative explanation of any of Allaah’s Attributes, such as to say that Allaah’s Hand means ‘power’ or ‘blessing’or that His Anger means ‘to intend to punish’ or to say that His Throne really means His ‘sovereignty’ and other similarly false interpretations.


To distort the meaning of Allaah’s Attributes or any of the texts of the Book and the Sunnah such as to say that Allaah’s Mercy means ‘the desire to confer a favour upon someone’ or to say that Istawaa (to ascend) really means istawlaa (to conquer, dominate).


To enquire into exactly how Allaah’s Attributes are such as to say ‘How is Allaah’s Hand? ‘ or ‘Exactly how does Allaah ascend the Throne?’ etc. This is an innovation.


To claim that Allaah’s Attributes resemble the Attributes of the creation such as to say ‘Allaah’s Hand is like our hands’ etc. This is heresy.


Singular: Murji’ee. They believe that actions are deferred from Eemaan (Al-Irjaa). Thus actions, according to them, are not part of it. Eemaan is simply the complying of the heart. So the sinner, according to them, is a believer with complete Eemaan, even if he does what he does from the disobedient acts or he abandons … Continue reading

Fiqh al Waqi

[1] Shaikh Salih al-Fawzan was asked: “What is the meaning of ‘Fiqh al Waqi’ (science of current affairs)? Answer: “The fiqh (understanding) that is required is the fiqh of the book and the sunnah. This is the fiqh that is required and necessary. As regard the gaining of fiqh in the language then that is from the permissible things … Continue reading


The part of the Qur’aan, which has a meaning that can not be directly derived from the wording. It is of two types: I. Where the meaning can be known by referring to a muhkam aayah; or II. Where knowing the reality and full details is impossible, – hence the one who follows this type … Continue reading


The best of the Qur’ aan, because nothing has abrogated it. Or, that which is other than the mustashaabih because its meaning is made clear by it alone, without need of the explanation of anything else. See Ibn al-Atheer’s An-Nihaayah fee Ghareeb al-Hadeeth wal-Athar (1/419). Related articles [2] The Concept Of Zuhd: The Understanding Of … Continue reading

The meaning of Salaam

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Shaykh Muhammad ibn Haadee Question: What is the meaning of As-Salaamu Alaykum, and is it specific to the human being? Answer: We say: As-Salaamu Alaykum is derived from the name of Allaah: As-Salaam. فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُم بُيُوتًا فَسَلِّمُوا عَلَى أَنفُسِكُمْ تَحِيَّةً مِّنْ عِندِ اللَّهِ مُبَارَكَةً طَيِّبَةً But when you enter the houses, … Continue reading