Understanding Islāmic theology is imperative. Every Muslim must believe in Allāh, His Prophets, His Books, His Angels, and the Last Day. Having a solid understanding of the tenets of faith that Ahl al-Sunnah wa al-Jamāʿah upholds is necessary. Furthermore, defending our faith against the ingressions of atheists, nonbelieving antagonists, and heretics is crucial in these days and times.
Improving one’s character, finding inspiration, and knowing our way forward in life are often found while perusing pages containing accounts of the lives and histories of the great men and women who came before us. In our tradition, there are countless personalities who lived and died for Islām. Let us study and benefit from who they were, what they did, and the legacy that they left for us. From the Prophet’s time until now, these are our pious predecessors and their works.
Current & Contemporary Issues
In modern contexts, Muslims face a variety of multi-faceted situations. When the ummah faces challenges, the scholars rise to the occasion by providing advice and direction. Intellectually engaging contemporary complexities must be in accordance with the Revelation, humanity’s lighthouse beacon. Those versed in its teachings provide judicious intellectual leadership by taking the ship of salvation’s helm and keeping it on course.
Fiqh is the union of reason and revelation; it is the Qurʾān and the Prophet’s guidance as understood through the jurists’ diligent efforts that spanned Islām’s entire history. Fiqh helps Muslims better understand and grasp their religion, so that they live their lives according to Islām’s principles. Thus, through Allāh’s mercy, they will find their needs preserved in this life and then salvation in the Hereafter.
One of the pinnacles in Islām’s rich intellectual tradition is the study of ḥadīth. For centuries, erudite researches exhausted their efforts, in fact, their entire lives in its study. Preserving the Prophet’s traditions and commentating on his blessed words and advices, what these saints inherited and transmitted was not only an academic pursuit. Indeed, they wholeheartedly embraced the Prophet’s teachings and applied them in all aspects of their lives.
Pearls of Wisdom
Spiritual adages, proverbs, and sayings from Islām’s pious luminaries and scholars. These sayings concisely provide inspiration, guidance, and reminders on Islām’s essential teachings and the scholars’ relevant advices. Each, in just a few words, bestows invaluable pearls of wisdom upon the reader.
The Qurʾān is the final Revelation that Allāh sent to the Prophet Muḥammad (upon him be peace) for mankind’s guidance. It contains the knowledge, wisdom, and direction that man needs. The scholars wrote extensive commentaries and exegeses expounding on it. In every generation, man must engage the Qurʾān and he must understand its meaning and its message.
Miscellaneous articles and writings that pertain to Islāmic knowledge.