Siblings Of Ilm

Reason and Revelation [ʿAql & Naql]

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Introduction Allāh Taʿālā has blessed us with an ʿaql (intellect) over the animals, who merely act according to their desires. At the same time, however, ʿaql is not boundless and all...

Excerpts from: Portraits from the Lives of the Tābiʿīn by ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān Al-Bāshā

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمOverviewṢuwar min Ḥayāt at-Tābiʿīn, authored by Shaykh ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān al-Bāshā (raḥimahullāh) includes varied anecdotes from the life of 30 tabiʿūn, many of whom have been portrayed in...

Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ: The Criticism of Some of its Narrations

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم Mishkāt al-Maṣābīḥ and The Criticism of Some of its Narrations based on the treatise of Ḥāfiẓ ibn Ḥajar Overview Mishkāt al-Maṣābīh (lit. the niche of lanterns) is a hadith collection...

Ḥadīth Rejectors: Arguments & Obstacles

(I have written a more elaborate and updated article on this topic that I suggest the reader refer to using the following link: click here.) بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم It is firstly important to understand that...

Unique Nicknames (Alqāb) of the Narrators of Ḥadīth

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم OVERVIEW When reading the collections of ḥadīth, seeing names like ʿAbdullāh ibn ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān, Sālim ibn ʿAbdillāh, and Saʿīd ibn al-Musayyib in the chains of transmission are what one...

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