Animal #iḥsānology – collection 6

This is the sixth collection of short summaries of content from Shajarat al-Maʿārif which I post to my Twitter and Facebook accounts. There are other collections. The numbers at the end of entries refer to the item number in the printed text in order to facilitate its reference.

This collection focuses on beneficence and excellence towards animals.

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#iḥsānology – collection 5

This is the fifth collection of short summaries of content from Shajarat al-Maʿārif which I post to my Twitter and Facebook accounts. See week 1 for more details; see also week 2, weeks 3–4, and collection 4 for earlier collections. The numbers at the end of entries refer to the item number in the printed text in order to facilitate its reference.

This collection covers from 1 May 2014 through mid-July. Most of the entries iḥsān in general, and iḥsān mentioned in books of fiqh.

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#iḥsānology collected – week 1

Shajarat al-Maʿārif is one of Al-ʿIzz bin ʿAbd al-Salām’s many practical guides to implementing belief, law, and excellence. Over the coming weeks I will post material from this book, identified with the #iḥsānology hashtag. Each week I’ll collect them here in one spot. (In shā Allāh.)

This first collection covers up through to 22 March 2014.

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How prohibitions due to preservation of life can be a cliché

Earlier today I wrote that

“It is unlawful to do X due to preservation of life (ḥifz al-nafs)” has become a cliché.

Temper it by asking what happens if we don’t do X.

People sometimes comment that I should explain some of the shorter things I write, so I thought I would take the opportunity to do that here.

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