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Hadith Reflection – Following Opinions and the Intellect (aql) in Opposition to the Textual proofs and evidences found in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah (naql)

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A Broad Outline of the Mu’tazilah Sect

The label “Mu’tazilah” refers to a sect which arose in the early second century hijrah, towards the end of Umayyad dynasty, at the hand of Waasil bin Ataa and ‘Amr bin Ubayd. This sect made reliance upon reason and took … Continue reading

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The three stages of Abul-Hasan Al-Ash’aree

The Ashaa’ira (Ash’arees) claim to be followers of Abul-Hasan Al-Ash’aree who himself went through three stages in his belief. He was born in the year 270H and died in the year 330H as Ibn Asaakir concluded. His lineage goes back … Continue reading

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Dependence of knowledge seekers and Du’ahs on intellectual books instead of books of Shari`ah

Question: Some people read many intellectual and cultural books and think that they have become a scholar or a Da’y (caller to Islam), although they may have poor knowledge in Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and have not read any books about … Continue reading

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Advice To Those who put their Intellects above the Evidences

Imam Ibnul-Qayyim Al-Jawzi (rahimahullaah) said: And using the intellect in opposition to the evidences is the basis of all evil in the world. And it opposes the call of the Messengers (‘alaihim u salaam) in every way. This is because … Continue reading

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