The Length of the Qamīs of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

By Shaykh al-Hadīth Muhammad Yūnus Jawnpūrī
Translated by Mufti Yūsuf Shabbīr [1]
Question:
How long was the Kurtā (Qamīṣ) of the Prophet ﷺ?
Answer:
The narrations differ regarding the length of the Kurtā of the Prophet ﷺ.
It is narrated …

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Twenty Reasons to Be a Scholar of Islam
Copy of Ihya Ulūm al-Dīn (copied during Ghazāli's life)

Copy of Ihya Ulūm al-Dīn (copied during Ghazāli’s life)

By Mawlana Dr. Omar Hussaini

Edited by IlmGate

1 . To earn the pleasure of Allah SWT.

“Whoever Allah سبحانه وتعالى wants good for, He gives him Fiqh (understanding) of the Deen.” (Bukhari)

2. To gain entry into Jannah.

“Whoever traverses a path in order to gain knowledge, then Allah سبحانه وتعالى will make the path to Jannah easy for him.” (Tirmidhi)

3. To gain higher ranks.

“Allah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge…” (Qur’an 58:11) Read the full story »

Black Seed Oil: Use & Benefits Black Seed Oil: Use & Benefits

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf
Question:
In order to benefit from black seed oil, do you have to use it regularly?
Answer:
Assalamu alaykum
In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth.
The following excerpts may help to answer this …

Reviving Islam in South Africa: Mawlana Cassim Mohammed Sema Reviving Islam in South Africa: Mawlana Cassim Mohammed Sema

By DarulIhsan
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
The 300 years of Islam in South Africa have seen the influence of Shaykh Yusuf Makkasar رحمه الله dominate the first century with the establishment of Islam on [the shores of …

Beef Consumption in View of the Sunnah Beef Consumption in View of the Sunnah

By Mufti Abdullah Nana
Mawlana Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi رحمه الله writes, “The incident of Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم sacrificing a cow on behalf of his wives during the Farewell Hajj and distributing its meat to his …

Opinions: Between Valid, Invalid, and Heretical Opinions: Between Valid, Invalid, and Heretical

By Shaykh Dr. Shadee Elmasry
The Difference Between A Valid Opinion, An Invalid Opinion, & A Heresy (Zandaqa)
A valid opinion in Islam is an explanation of a piece of evidence (a verse or hadith) that does …

Five Questions of Theological Nature Five Questions of Theological Nature

Mawlana Muhammad Yusaf al-Kanadi [1]
1. If Allah ﷻ knows everything, then why does He put humans through tests and difficulties only to punish or reward them for actions that He already knows they will commit?
True, …

The Disagreements Between Alī and Mu’āwiyah رضي الله عنهما The Disagreements Between Alī and Mu’āwiyah رضي الله عنهما

By Bilal Mohammad
Question
Please explain the story of Mu’āwiyah and Alī رضي الله عنهما in detail about what happened and [did] they [fight] each other for [ruling the Caliphate]?
Answer
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most …

The Indispensability of Abundant Dhikr and Murāqabah The Indispensability of Abundant Dhikr and Murāqabah

By Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad
The first lesson in the esteemed Naqshbandi silsilah is Latīfat al-Qalb. Upon this, the seeker traveling the spiritual path (sālik) engages in the spiritual exercise of murāqabah, where he or she sets …

The Eminence of Abdullāh Ibn Mas’ūd and the Hanafī School’s Connection to Him The Eminence of Abdullāh Ibn Mas’ūd and the Hanafī School’s Connection to Him

By Abu Humayd
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah’s chain of knowledge is as follows:
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah
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Ḥammād Ibn Abī Sulaymān
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Ibrahīm al-Nakha‘ī
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‘Alqamah Ibn Qays
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‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd
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Rasūlullāh ﷺ
1. Imām Abū Ḥanīfah …

Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar

By Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia
The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the …

Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra

By Mawlana Mohammed Haroon Abasoomer
Question:
What is the virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura and what is the authenticity of the hadith that encourages this sort of spending?
Answer:

The Messenger of Allah …