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Imam Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi'i (r.a.) on the Prophet (s.a.w.) as His Intermediary

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Imam Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi’i (r.a.) wrote, in his Diwan, on intercession of Prophet (s.a.w.) after his life:
“The family of the Prophet (s.a.w.), They are my means in this life and the next life; Through them, I hope to be Given my records, In my right hand on the Day of Judgement.”

Imam Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal (r.a.) Practiced Tawaswswul

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Imam Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Hanbal (r.a.) approved of, and practiced, tawaswswul.Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (r.a.) used to make tawaswswul through the Prophet (s.a.w.) a part of every du’a, according to Imam ‘Ala’ ad-Din Abi Hassan ‘Ali ibn Sulayman al-Mardawi (r.a.). He wrote, in his al-Inswaf fi Ma’rifat ar-Rajih min al-Khilaf ‘ala Madzhab al-Imam al-Mubajjal Ahmad ibn Hanbal, “The correct position of the madzhab is that it is permissible in one’s supplication to use as means a pious person, and it is said that it is desirable. Imam Ahmad said to Abu Bakr al-Marwazi, ‘Let him use the Prophet (s.a.w.) as a means in his supplication to Allah.’”
To corroborate, this same report is found in Imam Ahmad’s (r.a.) Kitab al-Manasik, narrated by his student, Imam Abu Bakr ‘Abdullah ibn Ahmad al-Marwazi (r.a.).The lengthy wording of the tawaswswul according to the Hanbali madzhab, as established by Imam Abu al-Wafa’ ‘Ali ibn ‘Aqil (r.a.), in his Tadzkirah, was ci…

Discussion on Sayyidatina 'Aishah's (r.a.) Age at the Time of Marriage

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The following was a discussion thread on my Wall, regarding one of my Quora questions:If today, Muhammad (s.a.w.) comes to your home, and says he wants to marry your 6-year-old daughter, then what would you do?
Sister Sofia Chequer: This is one thing I have never understood.It is pretty damn clear that ‘Aishah (r.a.) was not 9 when she got married.Why do so many scholars, and I do not mean just the radical ones, insist on that?
Brother Terence Helikaon Nunis: Because, particularly the Shafi’i scholars, they spent several hundred years being invested in the idea that Swahih al-Bukhari is free of error.If they accept this, they have to admit that the entire madzhab made a mistake edifying a book.They may claim to argue out of piety; I think it is simply their collective ego.
Sister Sofia Chequer: But does not Imam al-Bukhari (r.a.) also states other sources for her age?
Brother Terence Helikaon Nunis: Yes, as I pointed out in my response, the same person…