Preliminary notes on the book ‘Adab of the True Seeker’

بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيم

Salam Alaykum,

What follows are notes on the book “Adab of the True Seeker” by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ahmad al-Buzaydi. Normally, I would have kept the notes and writings on Islamic works to matters directly related to the Aqeedah and Usool of Islam, but this is a very good work and I hope that by composing notes on it, this may help to alleviate some of our ailments so far as implementing the religion is concerned. It is one thing to know what one has to do and this comes with knowledge, but it is another thing to have the enthusiasm and commitment to actually carry out what we know has to be done, and this is always a matter related to the heart. Continue reading

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Preliminary Notes on ‘Imam Abu Hanifa’s ‘Fiqh al-Akbar Explained’

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Notes on ‘Imam Abu Hanifa’s ‘Fiqh al-Akbar Explained’ [Original book only in hardcopy, can be purchased from: http://www.whitethreadpress.com/?p=110%5D

Translator’s Introduction

o    Allah is unique in His characteristics. Simple enough to understand, but we can discuss more on this by saying that one cannot say that His characteristics can be separated from His Essence (as the Christians say concerning their concept of a ‘triune God’). Continue reading

Preliminary Notes from the book ‘Bahr al-Kalaam’

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From the book ‘بحر الكلام’ [Original book can be accessed from here ]

Introduction

o    Allah is evident through His Attributes, concealed in His Dhat

o    The Hanafis called Ma’rifah – when considered from the viewpoint of the Usool of Deen- as the Fiqh al-Akbar, since it is the great cognizance and higher knowledge. Continue reading

Preliminary Notes from the book ‘Ajwibah (as-Shaykh) Sa’eed Foudah’

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From book ‘أجوبة سيدي أبي الفداء سعيد فودة عن أسئلة طلاب الرياحين’ [Original book can be accessed here ] 

(I will admit that the notes for this text are relatively scarce with respect to the actual text of the work/book. I have only included the very important points, but it may happen that I expand upon it in the future.) Continue reading