Seeking Knowledge

June 30, 2022 2 mins

What Are Some Book Recommendations for Tafsir?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question Can you recommend some good tafsirs and what aspect they focus on, like which ones are good for a theology/philosophy perspective and which are good for a historical point of view, and which ones use hadith narrations for explanations? Please also share any recommendations for English tafsirs. Answer Yes, […]
June 28, 2022 4 mins

What Is the Relation between Allah’s Attributes and Names?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question I have several questions regarding the ta‘alluqat of Allah’s attributes (تعلقات الصفات), the difference between the Maturidis and the Ash‘aris on the attribute of creation (صفة التكوين), and the difference between the essential attributes (صفات الذات) and the operational attributes (صفات الفعل). How do we understand the operational attributes […]
June 28, 2022 1 min

How to Approach the Matters in Which There Is a Difference of Opinion?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question When there is an isolated opinion that contradicts the general opinion can we say that there is a difference of opinion/divergence? Answer Differences in the agreement can be broken down into two different categories: differences that have a valid basis, and those that are invalid. Those that are invalid […]
June 23, 2022 5 mins

How Can I Educate My Friend about the Importance of Following a Madhab?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question A friend of mine is a Salafi In England; she has grown up her whole life following their way and being taught according to their Madrasahs. She respects all four madhhabs but believes you should “not follow one blindly.” I’ve tried to educate her on the importance of following […]