Breaking the Fast and the Maghrib Prayer

The Imam of the Land of Hijra, Imam Malik ibn Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated in the Muwatta: [Section on Hurrying to Break the Fast] The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “People will continue to be all right as long as they hurry to break […]

The Four Imams

ولمالك فضل كبحر زاخر * جمع العلوم وسائر الأخبار Malik had virtue like an ocean filled he brought together all sciences and traditions للشافعي مكارم أكرم به * نشر العلوم بسائر الأقطار Al-Shafi’i, how great and honorable he spread knowledge to all the lands وأبو حنيفة ذو اجتهاد واسع *وعن الغوامض كاشف الأستار Abu Hanifa […]

The Repentance of Malik ibn Dinar

  Ibn Qudama al-Maqdisi, the “Shaykh al-Islam” of the Hanbali School, wrote in his book Those Who Repented:   It has been related that Malik ibn Dinar was asked about the cause of his turning back toward Allah. He said: —– I was a policeman and I was given to drinking. A daughter was born […]

Knowledge of the Unseen

Shaykh Ullaysh said to me: “O Salih! Allah (most high) is very jealous about knowledge of the unseen. Beware of ever speaking about the unseen, for [knowledge of it] is an attribute from among His attributes. Even if a human being is shown something, he must hide this and not show it. This is because […]

The Schools of Law in Islam

A drawing of the different schools of law (madhhabs) in Islam (both extant and extinct) and how they are all equally connected to the pure Source of the Shari’a, and are therefore all equal. Drawn by the Knower of Allah (most high), the unlettered Shaykh Ali al-Khawwas (d. 1532 or 3, may Allah be pleased […]