Fiqh al-Akbar Commentary (al-Maghnisawi)

11. Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_miracles

Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_ Miracles – pp.161-166[1] Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar: “wa ‘l-ayat thabita…qabl an yarzuqa.” Notes: Prophets are endowed with mu`jizat or “signs” (ayat) which is something that contravenes what is customarily known in experience (khariq li ’l-`adat).[2] Miracles are called ‘signs’ because they are feats or occurrences that seek to establish the veracity of the … Continue reading

Fiqh al-Akbar Commentary (al-Maghnisawi)

12. Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_beatific vision

Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_ Beatific Vision – pp.167-169 Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar: “wa Allahu ta`ala yura…khalqihi musafah.” Notes: The visio beatifica or visio dei (‘seeing God’) is a fact (cf. 75:21-22).[1] It is the direct self-disclosure or personal communication of Allah to His elect servants but does not entail visio dei per essentiam (seeing Allah’s Essence). It … Continue reading

Fiqh al-Akbar Commentary (al-Maghnisawi)

The Works of Imam Abu Hanifah

The Books of Imam al-A`zam Abu Hanifah al-Nu`man b. Thabit b. Zuta b. Mazraban There are five books attributed our noble Imam (RA). They are Kitab Kitab Kitab Kitab Kitab al-Wasiyyah Fiqh al-Akbar al-`Alim wa’ l-Muta`allim Fiqh al-Absat al-Risalah   Transmitted by al-Qadi Abu Yusuf Transmitted by Hammad b. Abi Hanifah[1] Transmitted by Abu Muqatil … Continue reading

Fiqh al-Akbar Commentary (al-Maghnisawi)

15. Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_Allah’s kindness and Generosity

Allah’s Generosity and Justice[1] Section: Fiqh al-Akbar: “wa Allahu ta`ala… fadlan minhu”. Notes: Allah is generous (mutafaddal). Allah is just (`adil). Allah rewards anyone of His servants as He pleases; he may multiply the reward or He may not. Allah rewards His servant’s good actions (= the doctrine of ‘merit’) according to His own promise … Continue reading

Fiqh al-Akbar Commentary (al-Maghnisawi)

21. Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_The Prophets Family

The Family of the Prophet (SAW)_ al-Fiqh al-Akbar[1] Section: Fiqh al-Akbar: “wa Abu Talib… rusul Allah (SAW)”. Notes: Abu Talib was the Prophet’s (SAW) uncle. Abu Talib died a disbeliever.[2] The Rawafidah believed the opposite.[3] Abu Talib denied the Shahadah on his death bed.[4]  ** The Prophet’s father died a disbeliever. Qasim (= 1st born … Continue reading

Fiqh al-Akbar Commentary (al-Maghnisawi)

14. Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_Knowledge of Allah

Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_ Knowledge of Allah Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar: “na`rifu Allah ta`ala…fi dhalika kullihi” Notes: We know Allah to the extent He has made us responsible to know him (haqq ma`rifatihi).[1] Allah has described Himself in the Qur’an (wasafa nafsahu fi kitabihi). Allah’s self-descriptions include Attributes and Beautiful names (al-asma’ al-husna). We are capable of … Continue reading

Fiqh al-Akbar Commentary (al-Maghnisawi)

Appendix Sharh Fiqh al-Akbar_Allah’s Omnipotence (qudrah)

Allah’s Power: QUDRAT ALLAH Imam `Ali al-Qari remarks:[1] هذا و قد قيـل: كل عام يخص لما خص قوله تعالى: (و الله على كل شئ قدير)[2] مما شاء ليخرج ذاته و صفاته و ما لم يشأ من مخلوقته و ما يكون من المحال وقوعه في كائنته . و الحاصل أن كل شئ تعلقت به مشيئته فعلقت … Continue reading