History

February 5, 2023 4 mins

Could You Please Provide the Biography of Abu ’Abd Allah, Al-Umayyad Al-Sufyan...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Can you please provide a brief biography with references on the scholar Abu ‘Abd Allah, Muhammad bin Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz bin Utbah bin Humaid bin Utbah bin Abi Sufyan bin Harb, Umayyad al-Sufyani, also known as al-Utbi al-Andalusi, who died in 255H? Your assistance in this matter will […]
February 4, 2023 3 mins

How Should One Understand the Seemingly Contradictory Quotations by Imam Shafi...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question How Should One Understand the Seemingly Contradictory Quotations by Imam Shafi’i on Tasawwuf? Imam Shafi says: “I accompanied the Sufi people, and I received from them three (types of) knowledge: …how to speak; how to treat people with leniency and a soft heart, and they guided me in the ways […]
February 1, 2023 4 mins

How Did the Prophet (Allah Bless and Give Him Peace) Know There Would Be No More...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I have developed some doubts. There is a hadith about not having another Caesar after Caesar. Imam Shafi’i said: “The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) was prompted into making this statement because the Quraysh used to come to Iraq and Syria as traders. When they embraced Islam, […]
January 25, 2023 4 mins

Were the Past Nations Giants in Size?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Were all male and female humans during the era of the prophets giant in size? If so, how big were they compared to us now? Will they still be giants in heaven? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide […]