Imām al-Shāṭibī’s Views on Divergences in Juristic Opinions, the Correct View, and Following a Madhhab in its Entirety

By Mufti Zameelur Rahman
Imām Abū Isḥāq al-Shāṭibī (d. 790) makes a powerful uṣūlī argument in his al-Muwāfaqāt for the necessity of following one madhhab in its entirety. However, his language and style of speech is …

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An Account of the Final Moments and Passing of Shaykh al-Hadīth Mawlānā Yūnus Jawnpūri
Mawlana Yunus Jawnpuri's grave (d. July 11th, 2017). نَوَّرَ اللهُ مَرقَدَهُ

Mawlana Yunus Jawnpuri’s grave (d. July 11th, 2017). نَوَّرَ اللهُ مَرقَدَهُ

By Shaykh Abdul Raheem ibn Dawood Limbada

Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid

Shaykh Yūnus Jawnpūri رحمه الله spent the entire month of Ramadan according to his normal routine.

Hashim (his khādim) says that he kept all the fasts, performed all the tarawīh, maintained his ma’mulāt (routine) of reciting the Qur’an and the majlis of Dhikr bi’l-Jahr (audible dhikr). In the last ten days, there were 110 Ulama and murīdīn (disciples in the spiritual path) who came to spend time with Shaykh.

He was in good spirits on Eid day as well. Mufti Abrar from Canada says that a friend of his, when he brought some food for Shaykh, texted Abrar saying, “I’m here with Shaykh. Do you want to talk to him? I can have you FaceTime.” Abrar said, “Will he talk on FaceTime?” The friend replied that hopefully he will. Abrar reluctantly said, “Go on then.” Read the full story »

‘Allāmah Qādi Thanā’ullah ‘Uthmāni Pānipatī ‘Allāmah Qādi Thanā’ullah ‘Uthmāni Pānipatī

By ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy ibn Fakhr al-Din Hasani[1] 
Translated by Mawlana Abu ‘Asim Badrul Islam
The great shaykh, the imam, the ‘allamah, the muhaddith Thana’ullah ‘Uthmani Panipati [2] (d. 1225 AH/1810 CE) was one of the most …

The Masjid After Ramadān The Masjid After Ramadān

By Naeem Nasrullah
Ramadan came and the masjid brimmed with joy
from daybreak to sunset, men, women, and children overflowed its sacred halls
light emanated out from their ardent worship
magnificent chandeliers adorned the uplifted roof

Procedure of Eid Salaah – Proofs According to the Hanafi School Procedure of Eid Salaah – Proofs According to the Hanafi School

By Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
Hadith One: A Sahih Marfoo‘ Hadith
Near the end of his Sharh Ma‘ani al-Athar (2:371, Maktabah Haqqaniyyah), Imam al-Tahawi (d. 321 H) narrates:
علي بن عبد الرحمن ويحيى بن عثمان قد …

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

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafīz al-Makki: Spiritual Master of the 21st Century (d. January 16, 2017) Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafīz al-Makki: Spiritual Master of the 21st Century (d. January 16, 2017)

By Mawlana As’ad Mahmud Makki
Translated by Shaykh Ismaeel Nakhuda

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Jami Shari’at wa Tariqat Hadhrat Mawlana ‘Abd al-Hafeez al-Makki is one of the foremost khalifahs (deputies) and leading students …

The Loss of Reverence and Blessings The Loss of Reverence and Blessings

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan
Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said,
“If the people of my community ever come to attach a lot of significance to this material world, …

Taking Wealth Without the Other’s Wholeheartedness Taking Wealth Without the Other’s Wholeheartedness

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translation and Footnotes by Mufti Yusuf Shabbir 
Speech delivered in Pakistan on 16th Shawwāl 1434 / August 22nd, 2013
In relation to monetary matters, incautiousness has spread within our society. The Prophet of …

A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar

By Mawlana Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
The fast of ‘Ashura was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of Islam.
It is related by Imam …

Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail

By Mawlana Nabeel Valli
Edited by IlmGate
The Meaning of the Takbīrāt of Tashrīq
Takbīr means “to proclaim the greatness of Allāh.” [1]
Tashrīq literally means “to cut and dry strips of meat in the sun.”[2] It was …

Hajj Prep: Educating Oneself Before Embarking Hajj Prep: Educating Oneself Before Embarking

By Mawlana Abu Asim Badrul Islam
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
With regard to educating oneself of the significance, virtues, laws and method of hajj, hajj-goers are generally of three categories:
(1) Those who are absolutely indifferent and do …