Madhabu Ahmada
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Cheat Sheet to the Hanbali Madhab

أنا حنبلي. ما حييت، فإن أموت فوصيتي للناس أن يتحنبل His Life Imam Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Hanbal al-Shaybani al-Baghdadi. His lineage meets the Prophet’s at Mizar Ibn Ma’ad Ibn Adnan. This makes the Imam an Adnani Arab from the tribe of the Quraysh. Imam Ahmad was orphaned around 1-3 years of age. His grandfather…

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Beautiful Names of Allah | Ar-Ra’uf

This name comes from the root word رأف which means pity (a higher degree of mercy); it is mercy that does not come with any sort of difficulty attached with it. Mercy (رحمة) by itself does not negate the possibility of difficulties or hardship existing with it. For example, Allah sends punishments or trials as…

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Beautiful Names of Allah | Ar-Raheem

The name ar-Raheem is one of the most commonly mentioned names in the Qur’an, occurring about 114 times. Whenever ar-Rahman is with another attribute in the Qur’an, it is with ar-Raheem alone. Ar-Raheem occurs most often with the name al-Ghafoor (الغفور الرحيم) and with the name al-Azeez (العزيز الرحيم). The second combination of names pairs…

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Beautiful Names of Allah | Ar-Rahman

A mother has just given birth. The recovery is long and slow. She is unable to hold her baby easily without flinching in pain. And yet, when the baby cries for comfort, she forgets everything- every tear, every stitch, every ache. Her eyes tear up (out of love and mercy) and she brings him close…

Free Will
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Free Will from a Sunni Muslim Perspective

Sadly, we observe a level of confusion among the youth; in the West in specific, in the issue of Free Will which is lately emanated and revived by some atheists, philosophers and deviated sects who affiliate themselves to Islam. Unfortunately, their arguments resonated with the youth and sounded enticing due to their lack of the…

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Crowdfunding from the Prophetic Seerah

Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. [The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet, 2018] Crowdfunding represents a great tool of financial inclusion as well as an important support for families and small enterprises. From starting at the…

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Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Zakat| Zakat al-Fitr and Sadaqah

  زَكَاةُ اَلْفِطْرِ وَتَجِبُ اَلْفِطْرَةُ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ إِذَا كَانَتْ فَاضِلَةً عَنْ نَفَقَةٍ وَاجِبَةٍ يَوْمَ اَلْعِيدِ وَلَيْلَتَهُ وَحَوَائِجَ أَصْلِيَّةٍ, فَيُخْرِجُ عَنْ نَفْسِهِ وَمُسْلِمٍ يَمُونُهُ, وَتُسَنُّ عَنْ جَنِينٍ Zakat al-Fitr is obligatory for every Muslim when the amount of this zakat is in excess of his necessary expenses for the day and night of Eid and…

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Akhsar al-Mukhtasarat | Book of Zakat| Gold, Silver and Trade Goods

  زَكَاةُ اَلذَّهَبِ . وَأَقَلُّ نِصَابِ ذَهَبٍ عِشْرُونَ مِثْقَالًا وَفِضَّةٍ مِائَتَا دِرْهَمٍ, وَيُضَمَّانِ  فِي تَكْمِيلِ اَلنِّصَابِ, وَالْعُرُوضُ إِلَى كُلٍّ مِنْهَا, وَالْوَاجِبُ فِيهِمَا رُبْعُ اَلْعُشْرِ The minimum amount for gold is twenty mithqals (20 x 4.25 grams = 85 grams), and for silver two hundred dirhams (200 x 2.975 grams = 595 grams). Mithqal at times is…

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