Imām Sayyid Murtada al-Zabīdi and His Works

By Sidi Abu Hasan
Edited by IlmGate
Imām Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Abd al-Razzāq al-Husayni al-Zabīdī, Abu’l Fayđ and is widely known as Murtađā az-Zabīdi. (1145-1205 AH/ 1732-1790 CE)
He was a Hanafī scholar, lexicographer, linguist, …

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Beef Consumption in View of the Sunnah
Photo mweston (imgur)

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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 wives is recorded both in Sahih al-Muslim (#294) and Sahih al-Bukhari (#1709). I have not come across an explicit narration which mentions that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم ate the meat of a cow.

Shaykh Abd al-Haqq Dehlawi رحمه الله writes in Madārij An-Nubuwwat,

“It is established that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم ate the meat of sheep, but we do not know for certain if he ate the meat of a cow. It is mentioned in hadith narrations that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم did sacrifice a cow on behalf of his wives, and apparently he ate from that meat as well.” Read the full story »

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

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 not contradict another …

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 …

A Discourse on the Colonized Muslim Subject A Discourse on the Colonized Muslim Subject

By Dr. Hatem Bazian
Today’s events in the Muslim world [are] chaotic and incoherent if we fail to account for the past two hundred years of modern history and the entanglement with colonialism and then the …

Is it Sunnah to Reply to “Jazākallāhu Khayrā”? Is it Sunnah to Reply to “Jazākallāhu Khayrā”?

By Muhammad Suleman Chothia
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
Is “Jazākallāh” mentioned in any Hadith?
Is there a Masnoon reply to it?
Answer:
The Mention of “Jazākallāhu Khayrā“ in Hadith:
When someone does good to us, Islam encourages us to return the favour with good.

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 …