Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System

By Shaykh Rami Nsour [1]
Edited by IlmGate
I believe that every American has the duty to know what is going on with incarceration in our country. We house the largest number of prisoners in the world, …

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When Does a Masbūq Stand to Complete the Missed Rakāts?
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Photo ibnbasheer23 – DarusSalam Foundation (Lombard, IL)

By Mawlana Muhammad ibn Suleman Chothia
In collaboration with Mufti Muhammad Mahdi

Question:

If a person missed a rak’ah or rak’āts of fard salāh, should a person stand up to complete his salāh after the first or second salām of the Imām? Some people do it after the first salām and others do it after the second salām. Which is correct?

Answer:

حامدا ومصليا ومسلما

There seems to be some confusion on this issue for quite some time. Therefore a detailed answer will be needed to clarify the issue with the help of Allah Ta’ala. Read the full story »

“The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography “The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography

Reviewed by Dr. Javid Iqbal
Edited by IlmGate
Book: The Pride of Kashmir
Author: Professor Nazir A Qadiri
Release Date: December 2015
There is a dearth of literature available on one of the most profound scholars Kashmir has …

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam
The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285)
The Evidence
All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith:
‘Abd Allah Ibn …

Ramadan – IlmGate Posts on General Ramadan Topics Ramadan – IlmGate Posts on General Ramadan Topics

By IlmGate Team
Please view below for a list of general Ramadan articles:

The Status of the Tarāwīh Supplication (Tasbīh)

The Meaning of Ramadan

10 Tips for Ramadan

The Ramadān of Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad al-Gangohi

Environs of Devotional Worship in Ramadan

Environs of Devotional Worship in Ramadan Environs of Devotional Worship in Ramadan

By Dr. Ismail Memon Madani
Translated by Asim Ahmad
The month of Ramadan held a very special place in the life of my shaikh, Shaikh Zakariyyā [Kandhlawi]. Throughout the year he taught, researched, guided students along the …

Expressions of Servitude Expressions of Servitude

By Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Fareedi
Edited by IlmGate
Qari Muhammad Tayyib Qasmi said that his father, Hadrat Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad, had mentioned that he had seen many pious people. However, there were three among them whom he …

Gathering in the Masjids on Auspicious Nights (A Hanafi Viewpoint) Gathering in the Masjids on Auspicious Nights (A Hanafi Viewpoint)

By Mufti Rashid Ahmad al-Ludhyanwi
Translated by Mufti A.H Elias and edited by Bilal Ali

Question:
What is the esteemed opinion of the respected scholars on the now customary gathering of people in the masjids on the nights …

Recitation Behind the Imām – Perspectives from the Four Madhhabs Recitation Behind the Imām – Perspectives from the Four Madhhabs

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Edited by IlmGate
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Quran:
“When the Qur’an is recited, then listen attentively to it and remain silent so that mercy …

Twenty Reasons to Be a Scholar of Islam Twenty Reasons to Be a Scholar of Islam

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 …

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 …