Who Can Draw Rules From The Quran al karim?

The following is the translation of some passages from the book Hujjat-Allâhi ’ala ’l-’âlamîn by Yûsuf an-Nabhânî [d. Beirut, 1350 A.H. (1932)] “Not everybody can draw ahkâm (rules, conclusions) from the Qur’ân al-kerîm. Since even the mujtahid imâms would not be able to draw all the rules from the Qur’ân al-kerîm, Rasûlullah (sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ’alaihi wa sallam)…

First Volume, 72nd Letter

Attaining high religious grades requires [having the îmân taught by the scholars and then obeying the Sharî’at and then] a strong affectional attachment to the the scholars of Ahl as-sunna. A true devotee, owing to his affection towards the Murshid, receives the fayz coming from the Murshid’s bâtin [heart]. Gradually, he becomes like the Murshid.…

First Volume, 80th Letter

May Allâhu ta’âlâ bless thee with attaining thine wishes! Or, rather, may He rescue thee from thine wishes and make thee conformable with His Irâda-i-ilâhiyya (Divine Will)! The rank of ’abdiyyat (being a born slave) is adamiyyat (nonexistence). There is no existence in ’abdiyyat. Nonetheless for will. Will originates from existence, from self. Existence as…

First Volume, 50th Letter

Ma’ârif-i-ilâhî, i.e. knowing Allâhu ta’âlâ and His Attributes, is more valuable than performing wonders and discovering mysteries. Difference between ma’rifats and wonders is similar to the difference between the Creator and the creature. Authentic ma’rifats signify perfection of îmân and contribute to its perfection. Man’s perfection has by no means any dependency on wonders. Only,…

First Volume, 49th Letter

May Haqq subhânahu wa ta’âlâ bless thee with the bliss of attaining all your religious and worldly wishes! The only effective hygienic treatment against the harms of the world’s transitory flavours and blessings is to use them in a manner and amount prescribed by the Sharî’at; i.e. to obey the commandments of Allâhu ta’âlâ. These…

First Volume, 21st Letter

May Allâhu ta’âlâ bless thee with attaining thine wishes! Or, rather, may He rescue thee from thine wishes and make thee conformable with His Irâda-i-ilâhiyya (Divine Will)! The rank of ’abdiyyat (being a born slave) is adamiyyat (nonexistence). There is no existence in ’abdiyyat. Nonetheless for will. Will originates from existence, from self. Existence as…