*Updated from the original posted on virtualmosque.com.
The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said, “Knowledge is to be carried in every generation by the upright and just. They repel from it the distortions of the over-zealous, the forgeries of the fabricators, and the misinterpretations of the ignorant.” Continue reading “The Heirs of the Prophets: Reflecting on an Important Hadith”
Different imams and students of knowledge have different approaches to how they deal with the breadth of Islamic scholarship and practice. Below is a brief outline of where we stand on some important issues, our methodology. Continue reading “What Is Our Methodology?”
There is one line of poetry that students of Islam around the world hear over and over again. Sometimes it’s attributed to Imam al-Shafi’i and sometimes to others. This line summarizes six points for the serious learner to take into consideration. Continue reading “Imam al-Shafi’s 6 Requirements for Attaining Learning”
One of my distinct memories from growing up is that whenever we would ask my mom about a word that we didn’t know she would say:
“I don’t know. Look it up.”
She didn’t tell us to do this because she didn’t know the words. Continue reading ““I Don’t Know. Look it Up” – On Using the Dictionary”