Darul Ulūm Deoband is located in the city of Deoband in India. Prior to the construction of the madrasah, Deoband only had a small masjid known as the Chatte Wala Masjid. The community would often get together in that musjid and discuss amongst themselves that they had to find a way to help the future generations from the teachings that the British had introduced.
During his old age, Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal رحمه الله was travelling, when he stopped by a town.
After Isha salah, he wanted to stay the night, in the Masjid. Owing to his humility, he hadn’t introduced himself to anyone, thinking that if he did, he would be welcomed by many people.
The Day of Judgement is the day appointed by Allāh to recompense good or evil deeds. The world is only the field of action, the place where one is required to perform one’s duty and not the place of receiving one’s reward. The mere fact that man happens to be healthy and wealthy or powerful does not necessarily mean that he has won the pleasure and favour of Allāh. Similarly, the mere fact that a man happens to be ill, poor or weak does not indicate that he is the object of Allāh’s wrath.
Qasas al-Nabiyeen is a pivotal book consisting of five volumes taught in the beginning stages of studying the Arabic language to improve a student’s understanding of the sentence structure and vocabulary.
A scholar of Ḥadīth writes, ‘I reached the Ḥaram for Ẓuhr Ṣalāh after performing wuḍu. With only five minutes left for Maghib Ṣalāh, I developed an intense urge to attend the call of nature. I thought, ‘If I go back to attend the call of nature, I will not be able to return for Ṣalāh on time. Hence, I feared that my Ṣalāh would become qaḍā, while at the same time the urge to relieve myself was so intense that I feared I may spoil the Ḥaram.
Hurt people hurt people. Many of our criticisms are written because we’re hurt somehow, not because we’re defending Islam. If there’s religious evidence to support our case, it’s naturally used for our case. Sometimes we’re purely emotional, sometimes it’s a mix of desire to defend the truth and desire to follow our negative emotions. In either case, we should be careful with our intentions, especially if we’re students and teachers who have access to knowledge.