Category Archives: Belief of the People of Hadith

The Two Testimonies of Faith {Its Meaning, Virtues and Conditions} Part 1

The Two Testimonies of Faith {Its Meaning, Virtues and Conditions} Part 1

Ash-Shahadah

Linguistic meaning: Open affirmation

Technical meaning: To affirm with the heart, the tongue and to have firm faith that there is none worthy of worship in truth except Allah, and that Mohammed (ﷺ) is the slave and Messenger of Allah.

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ

 The Meaning of ‘La ilaha illAllah’ – There is no deity worthy of worship, in truth, except Allah

We shall first begin by explaining the true meaning of the testimony ‘La ilaha illAllah’, which is to believe and affirm There is no deity worthy of worship, in truth, except Allah, holding on to it and acting in accordance with it. ‘La ilaha’ is negating that anybody has the right to be worshiped except Allah, whoever it might be. ‘illAllah’ is affirming the Right of Allah Alone to be worshiped.

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The Foundations of the Sunnah of Imam al-Humaydi (d219H)

Imam Abu Bakr Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr al-Humaydi (d219H)

He is Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr ibn Isa ibn Ubayd-Allah ibn Usaamah, Abu Bakr, al-Qurashi al-Asadi al-Humaydi al-Makki, Shaykh of the Haraam, and the author of al-Musnad.

He narrated Hadith from Fudayl ibn Iyyad and Sufyan ibn Uyaynah -and he did so with frequency and he excelled- and Waki and ash-Shafi’i, and others.

Imam Bukhari narrated the first Hadith in his Sahih from him. His students also include adh-Dhuhli, Abu Zur’ah ar-Razi, Abu Haatim ar-Razi, Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn Idris al-Makki, his scribe, and many besides them.

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Explanation of The Aqidah of The Two Imams Abū Zur’ah ar-Râzî & Abū Ḥâtim ar-Râzî (Part 9)

[14] The Balance that has two scales in which the deeds of the slaves, the good of them and the wicked of them, will be weighed is true.

[15] The Basin with which our Prophet is honoured is true.

 [16] The Intercession is true and that a people from the People of Monotheism will be extracted from the Fire through the Intercession is true.

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Explanation of The Aqidah of The Two Imams Abū Zur’ah ar-Râzî & Abū Ḥâtim ar-Râzî (Part 8)

[11] They will hear His words however He wills and just as He wills.

[12] Paradise and the Fire are true. They are two created [things], they will never perish. Paradise is a reward for His patrons and the Fire is a penalty for the people of His disobedience, except whoever He had mercy on.

[13] The Path[9] is true.

Explanation:

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Explanation of The Aqidah of The Two Imams Abū Zur’ah ar-Râzî & Abū Ḥâtim ar-Râzî (Part 6)

[6] Asking for Allah’s mercy for all of the companions of Muḥammad and refraining from what occurred between them.

[7] That Allah is upon His throne, distinct from His creation, just as He described Himself within His book and upon the tongue of His messenger r, without a ‘how’.

Explanation:

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Explanation of The Aqidah of The Two Imams Abū Zur’ah ar-Râzî & Abū Ḥâtim ar-Râzî (Part 5)

[4] The best of this nation after its prophet is Abū Bakr aṣ-Ṣiddîq, then ‘Umar bin al-Khaṭṭâb, then ‘Uthmân bin ‘Affân, then ‘Alî bin Abî Ṭâlib y. They are the Rightly Guided, Reasonable Caliphs.

[5] That the ten who Allah’s messenger r named and testified for with Paradise are upon what he testified with; and his statement is the truth.

Explanation:

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