Someone recommended I translate the wird or litany of Imam al-Nawawi back around 1992. Almost a decade later someone recommended I do Etiquette With the Quran. Here’s one of the editions of the wird translation, along with the Arabic.
Something I pay attention for when reading is whenever an author mentions his other works, as this helps build a chronology of the author’s works. This chronology becomes very useful …
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.
The #iḥsānology updates are short summaries of content from Shajarat al-maʿārif, one of Al-ʿIzz bin ʿAbd al-Salām’s many practical guides to implementing belief, law, and excellence. The book has 868 …
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.
An interesting passage from Prolegomena to the Metaphysics of Islām by Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas that describes things just a little too well for comfort: The disintegration of adab, which …
[Anyone who denies the law of non-contradiction] must be plunged into fire, since fire and non-fire are identical. Let him be beaten, since suffering and not suffering are the same. …
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.
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.
Scholars of spiritual purification often mention four quick methods for discovering your self’s infamies (Ar. عيوب النفس). The first method mentioned is usually Ask a learned sheikh who has deep …