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Esselamun Aleikum wa Rahmetullah, What is ijma in Islam? Can we deny ijma because we couldnt find that topic in sunnah?

Asked by Anonymous

Wa alaykum salaam

An ijma is a consensus, it is the third source of deriving rulings in Islamic law after the Qur’an and Sunnah. It is in itself based upon the previous two sources (Qur’an and sunnah) and it is a matter that is agreed upon by the majority of the ummah and then recorded, this can occur during the time of the sahabah, the tabi’een (successors) or after. When a consensus is reached it becomes obligatory upon Muslims to accept it and denial of it may lead one to be expelled from the fold of Islam.

May Allah forgive me for any shortcomings

May I ask how old you are, if you don't mind answering? I'm guessing mid 20's?

Asked by Anonymous

Im 21, not as old as I look or seem 

Selamun Aleykum, What is bi'da? Can I have a dzikr that I do everyday which is a combination of dzikrs from sunnah? Some people say dont do it because Prophet (saw) did not do it that way.

Asked by Anonymous

Wa alaykum salaam

The shar’i/legal meaning of a bid’ah is to introduce something into the religion which is not a part of it as well as raising or lowering a certain act out of it’s correct status i.e raising a permissible act to obligatory or calling something that is actually a fardh a sunnah. Although that is a simple way of understanding it, there is a lengthier discussion that would perhaps be best understood through a short study carried out by Mufti Zameelur Rahman who explains things in a very detailed way, you can read it here.

If you wish to combine a number of different adhkar (plural of dhikr) throughout the day then there is no harm in doing so, just because the Prophet sallAllahu alayhi wa sallam didn’t do it that way does not mean one cannot do it as long as you don’t attach any special virtue or reward to it for doing it in that particular combination.

May Allah forgive me for any shortcomings

freedomismywish:

Amazing amazing amazing

(via sheliveswithoutdoubt)

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Don’t be so amazed with your self that you begin to look down upon people because of who you studied with or what you think you have obtained.

Perhaps, He opened for you the door of worship but did not open for you the door of acceptance; and perhaps, He decreed for you a sin and it became a reason for your reaching Him.

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- Sheikh Ibn Ata’illah al-Iskandari, Kitab al-Hikam (Book of Wisdoms)

Why do you follow certain blogs but not others? Just asking?

Asked by Anonymous

It just depends on which blogs interest me after i’ve had a look or I think the person running it is cool, I usually check out blogs of people that speak/interact with me so I guess that contributes to why I follow some and not others

fernn-weh:

Swat

Man so casually speaks of ‘killing time’ when in reality it is time that kills them

This can only happen in the UK. I’m absolutely confident you’ve never seen anything like it

which ones are the sunnah mu’akkeda?

Asked by Anonymous

2 before Fajr fardh
4 before Dhuhr fardh and 2 after
2 after Maghreb fardh
2 after Isha fardh 

I thought sunnah was optional? we get sin for leaving them out like we would for fardh?

Asked by Anonymous

The sunan I am talking about, which I assumed anon was also talking about, are the sunnah mu’akkeda which are the emphasised sunans, leaving those out regularly will be sinful but not as severe a sin as leaving out faraidh

Is it okay if we pray only fardh and leave sunnah out sometimes

Asked by Anonymous

If you occasionally leave out sunnah salah’s it’s fine but if you make a habit of it or leave them completely then this will be sinful as it’s considered going against the sunnah.

What we have to bear in mind dearest anon, is that when we’re called to account for our salah on the day of judgement and there’s deficiency in our faraidh then our sunnah/nawafil is brought forward to compensate but if we don’t have any then we’ll be in quite a pickle won’t we, so we should try to read as many as we can insha’Allah

I think it’s just a race against time to see who can post the best quotes now that a few of us here have the Kitab al-Hikam, not naming anyone *ahem ahem* alqawareer taweeelashawq

The kind of sleep where you fall asleep and then wake up feeling as though all you did was blink is the worst ever