From Musnad Zayd on inter-tribal, inter-ethnic marriages in Islam

From Musnad Zaydiyah

Weblog of Dawud Walid

Zayd bin Ali (RA) said regarding compatibility in marriage: People are compatible for each other be they Arab, non-Arab, Qurayshi or Hashimi. When they enter into Islam and believe, their deen is one, what is for them is for us, and what is upon them is upon us. Their obligations and what’s mandatory are one. There is no portion of them that are superior to others.

And surely Allah said in Surah 2, ayah 221, “Don’t marry polytheists until they believe.” Thus permission has been given to believers, Arabs and non-Arabs, that they can marry former polytheists, Arabs and non-Arabs, once they enter into Islam.”

Certainly Zayd bin Harithah, a former slave, married Zaynab bint Jahsh, a lady from Quraysh. Bilal married Halah bint ‘Awf, the sister of Abdur Rahman bin ‘Awf [who was the richest of the Sahabah]. Zurayq, a man freed from slavery by the Messenger of Allah…

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Ashari and Maturidi School of Islamic Belief

Reflections of a Traveler

The Ash’ari and the Maturidi Schools

By Nuh Keller

The tenets of faith of Ahl Al Sunna orthodoxy are given here in the same order as they appear in traditional Ash’ari references such as the Matn al-Sanusiyya and others.  For more than a thousand years, such works have been learned at an early age by virtually all Maliki and Shafi’I scholars, by many Hanafis, particularly in the Near East, and by some Hanbalis – all of whom were taught that attainment of this knowledge was personally obligatory upon every Muslim, and who knew it simply as Islam, not Ash’arism.

The Maturidis mostly followed the Hanafi school of law and predominated in the lands beyond the Oxus in central Asia.  Their tenets have not been given a separate treatment because according to Imam Taj al-Din al-Subki, they do not differ from the Ash’aris except on six questions, which excluding…

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