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Cover page Rawdat at-Taalibeen

Imam an-Nawawi explains that delaying the embracing of Islam of a non-Muslim is blasphemy

Imam an-Nawawi said, in his book Rawdat at-Taalibeen, volume 7 page 289: If a non-Muslim asks a Muslim to be invited into Islam, and that [Muslim] says  ‘We’ll see’, or ‘Wait until tomorrow‘, or if this non-Muslim asks a person delivering a speech to be invited to Islam, and that person answers ‘Sit until the […]

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Title page of Sharh Sahih Muslim by an-Nawawi volume 6

Imam an-Nawawi interprets hadith an-Nuzul (the hadith whose apparent meaning would be that God descends)

Imam an-Nawawi wrote a commentary of the collection of hadith of Imam Muslim. When he reaches the prayer chapter, and he has to explain the hadith whose apparent meaning is that Allah descends during the third part of the night, and which starts with ‘Yanzilu Rabbuna ila s-samaa’i d-dunya“, he says, volume 6, page 279: […]

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Interior title of Rawdat at-Taalibeen by an-Nawawi page 7

Imam an-Nawawi explains that the one who says ‘There is no god but Allah, who lives in the sky’ does not become a believer

Imam an-Nawawi said, in his chapter on apostasy (ar-Riddah), in volume 7 page 303: The one who says ‘There is no god but the one who lives in the sky’ does not become a Muslim, as is the case if he says ‘There is no god but Allah, who lives in the sky, because ‘inhabiting’ is […]

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Title page of alMajmu'

Imam an-Nawawi explains that apostasy invalidates the marriage contract

Imam an-Nawawi said, in his fiqh book al-Majmu‘  (which is 18 volumes), in volume 15 page 470: Chapter: If both spouses -or one of them- commits apostasy, if it happened BEFORE the consummation of the marriage contract [i.e. before any sexual intercourse], the separation has taken place. And if it was AFTER the consummation of […]

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