The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present

The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present: Basis, Origin, and a Contemporary Example By Massoud Vahedi   This overview aims to analyze a number of topics pertaining to the arba’iniyyat genre, which refers to the centuries-old practices of compiling forty-hadith pamphlets. This will be achieved by briefly looking at a contemporary forty-hadith series on Prophetic […]

Ten Types of Ibadah (Worship) – Imam al-Ghazzali

“Imam al-Ghazzali in his book “al-Arba’in fi Usul al-Deen” has enumerated ten forms which worship can take: 1. Prayers. 2. Prescribed Alms-giving. 3. Fasting. 4. Haji or pilgrimage to Makkah. 5. Reciting the Holy Qur’an. 6. Remembrance of Allah in all possible situations. 7. Earning one’s livelihood in accordance with the regulations of the Shari’ah […]