Author: Zaynab al-Zahra

Q&A Caliphate in Jerusalem

Question Is the following tradition Sahih, authentic?  I have read that it is reported that the Messenger of Allah said: In the book of Ibn Asakir entitled the “Great history of Damascus,” Yunis Ibnu Maysara...

The Book of Tawheed (al-Muhalla)

Presented here for the first time in English, is a complete translation of book one entitled Kitab al-Tawheed (the Book of Monotheism) taken from Ibn Hazm’s magnum opus of fiqh (jurisprudence), al-Muḥalla bil’Athār.[1]   Given that...

An angelic word?

  Question What is the sourcing for the following tradition, is it Ṣaḥīḥ (authentic)? عَنْ سَهْلِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ قَالَ جَاءَ جِبْرِيلُ إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ عِشْ مَا شِئْتَ فَإِنَّكَ مَيِّتٌ...

Hearts of Devils

  Question Many people quote this narration, which is found in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, upon the authority of Ḥudhayfah that he said the Prophet peace be upon him said: ‘You will listen to the Amir and...

Virtue of Monotheism

  Presented below is a selected translation of chapters (7 through to 10) from Part 8 of Kitāb al-Tawḥeed (Book of Monotheism) by Professor Muḥammad ibn Abdullah al-Mas’ari.  These chapters focus upon the virtues of...