Frequently Asked Questions

You can contact us via the little form at the end of this page. However please find below the answer to the most common questions we’re asked (such as how to make the best of the website, or who we are):

  • How is this website organised?

The homepage of the website has several elements: a slider where we showcase some of the articles of the website, then a sticky post which contains the full list of articles contained on the website, and then immediately under it, a list of the most recent articles, by reverse chronological order.  You can click on any article to see its contents. This website has been made for you to have a sort of “database” of sayings of Sunni scholars, to help you easily find their scanned works on the issues of belief.
  • What does an “article” contain?

There are three elements in each article: 1) the scan of the actual text in Arabic from where the quote/information is taken from 2) the translation and explanation of the quote from a Sunni scholar, 3) a few points to help clarify the relevance of the presented statement.

At the bottom of the article there are some links to the “categories” which have been assigned to this specific article. If you click on any of them you will see the different articles which are also in the same category.

  • How do I  leave a comment?

At the bottom of each article there is a box with the words “Enter your comment here” where you can leave us your comments. You can even choose to leave your comment under your Facebook account or your Twitter account.

  • What are the categories for?

They are there to help you find the messages classified by themes. If you need sayings from scholars of the Salaf, you click on the category “Scholars of the Salaf” and all the articles containing statements of scholars from that period will be displayed. Do not forget to check the bottom of the page when you do a search or click on a category, to check if there are other pages

Example: you are looking for what Imam an-Nawawi said about the Hadith an-Nuzul, which has been used by some to justify their belief that God descends by Himself, and you want to find the article where Imam an-Nawawi says that this hadith should not be taken according to its literal meaning. To achieve this you can either click on the category “nuzul”, at which point the website will display all the articles which mention this hadith, and you then pick an-Nawawi’s statement from that list, or you can click on the category “Nawawi”, which should then display all the messages where Imam an-Nawawi is mentioned, and you look for the article on hadith an-Nuzul from that list.

Therefore if you are for looking for which scholars, said that Allah exists without a place, you click on the category “without a place”, or if you only need sayings from Malikis, you then click on the category “The Malikis” etc.

  • What is the difference between searching for information via the “categories” and via the “search box”?

Let’s take the same example as above, i.e. you are interested in the statements of scholars from the Salaf period: if you type “salaf” in the search box, you will only bring up those articles which contain the word “salaf”, whereas if you click on the category “Scholars of the Salaf”, the results will the results will show all the statements on the website made by scholars of the Salaf.

  • Help! I once read an article on your website, and now I cannot find it anymore!

We usually do not take articles down.  Therefore it might be that a message you found on the slider or below the index on the front page, has been replaced by a new message. But the article you read will still be on the site.. There are several options to find it again : you can re-read all the titles in the sticky post, as the full list of all articles of the website should be there, or you can use the “categories” or the search box in the righthand sidebar. If you still think the message has disappeared, drop us a line at Email address.

  • I would like to share a specific article with someone, how do I do this?

It’s easy to keep track of each article as it has its own specific address.  If you click on the title of an article, you will be redirected to the page which contains that article. If you copy and paste the address at the top in the address bar, anyone clicking on that link will find that article. Even if the article is not on the homepage anymore, its address will remain the same. You should also see a “Facebook Like” button at the bottom of each article to help make your friends aware of the existence of this article.

  • How would you advise us to use this website?

Yes. We do. We strongly encourage you to print the pages of proof in Arabic and to keep the translations safe. They might come in handy in the future… The whole point of this website is to make the sayings of Sunni scholars accessible to you. Therefore it makes sense for you to keep the originals in Arabic in case you need to produce them. Of course you could still say to people “check out this website” but our experience proves that showing them the actual references is always stronger. If you print the pages and learn what the quotes mean, you will be able to distribute them, to show to people that you are far from being the only person around who says that God exists without a place. This website is here to help you in that regardso do maximise its use. And also if you can make du’as for us that would be fantastic :).

One more thing: we do not claim any “copyright” or that which is similar on our work. If anything we encourage you to use ALL the material on this website in sha ALLAH.

  • Where are all these books from?

The truth is : from around the globe. Many have been scanned or bought in Arab countries such as : Egypt, Syria, and so on, and some come from the US (!), and many others from European countries. As you can guess, it’s not possible for one person to have found them all. This work is the labour of a team of people who are concerned that young Muslims might not know the works of their OWN scholars.
  • I’d like to help you in one way or another, what can I do?

That’s very nice ma sha ALLAH, baarakALLAAHU feekum, there are many things you can do to help, actually, we’ve even got a full section with ideas of what you little steps you can take to help in this GREAT project in sha Allah: Just click here!

  • Ok but… who are you?

We are people who are sad and devastated to realise that many of our young Muslims in the UK and elsewhere are being misled by people who do not possess an ounce of awareness of Islamic history awareness and who sometimes do not even speak Arabic!

We thought  we should gather precious works which constitute real references in Islam. As we know that not all brothers and sisters are lucky enough to possess all of these books at home, we dedicate this website to them so that they can use what we’ve gathered to help them inform those around them.

Perhaps some Muslims will come to this website to learn a little bit more about  THEIR OWN scholars, and THEIR own history in sha ALLAH. Let’s not forget that it is THESE scholars who have transmitted to us our religion! We need to show respect!

We are mainly Ashari Shafiis (but we love all Sunni schools of Law,  one of our best contributors is Hanafi! ) )

If you contact us on our email address Email address, we guarantee an answer. We do not guarantee the speed at which you will receive an answer, but an answer, yes in sha Allah.

We will also make a point to read all of the comments sent to the site and answer when we can.

That’s about it really. We wish you a pleasant reading, open your mind, read directly from pages written by our Muslim scholars sometimes more than 1000 years ago, and do not let anyone steal your heritage!

The Sunni Belief is the TRUTH!!

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