What Constitutes as Having Imān?

By Muftī Rashīd Ahmad Ludhyānwī
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
Question:
In a public gathering, Gandhi stated these words while delivering a speech: “I do not understand why I should not recite the kalimah? Why should I not praise …

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The Grading of Narrations that Encourage Visiting the Blessed Tomb of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

Rawda 25By Mawlana Muhammad Abasoomar

Question #1:

 Are the following which are quoted to be hadith really hadith?

1. One who visits me after my death is as if he visited me during my life. 

2. One who visits my grave my intercession for him is certainly due.

A saudi scholar has mentioned in his umrah kitaab under the section of ziyarat that, although quoted to be Hadiths they are not Hadiths.

Answer #1:

Both these Hadiths are suitable to quote. Read the full story »

The Hadith of the Sufis The Hadith of the Sufis

By Shaykh Muhammad Yunus Jawnpuri
Translated by Muhammad Habib
[Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jaunpuri was asked why the scholars of hadith did not generally give credence to the hadiths reported by Sufis, despite their closeness to …

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

By Mawlana Nabeel Valli
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 the practice …

Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
My family and I are planning to do Hajj this year, Insha’Allah – this has raised many issues. I recently left a job as an Assistant Manager in a cinema:
Point …

One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqida Tahawiyya One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqida Tahawiyya

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
Al-Qala’id Sharh al-‘Aqa’id
Abu ’l-Thana’ Mahmud ibn Abi ’l-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Mas’ud al-Qunawi’s Commentary on ‘Aqida Tahawiyya
I recently had the opportunity to read Mas’ud ibn ‘Umar’s commentary (may Allah be …

The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School

Abridged from al-Siyam wa Ahkamuhu by Shaykh Wahbi Sulayman Ghawji al-Albani
Translated by Suheil Laher
1.1 Order and encouragement to fast
O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those …

The Ramadan of Imam Rashid Ahmad al-Gangohi The Ramadan of Imam Rashid Ahmad al-Gangohi

By Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhalawi
I have written in Aap Beeti Vol. 6 under the heading of spiritual exertion that while dictating the practices of Hadrat Rashid Ahmad Gangohi in Ramadan, I wanted to note it …

Brushing Teeth While Fasting Brushing Teeth While Fasting

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Question:
Are you allowed to brush your teeth when fasting? If not, how do you get rid of bad breath so people are not uncomfortable around you?
Answer:
Jazakumullahu Khairan / Thank you for your …

The Inner Dimensions of the Fast The Inner Dimensions of the Fast

By Shah Wali Allah al-Dahlawi
Translated by Marcia K. Hermansen
You should know that sometimes a person comprehends, due to God’s inspiring him with this knowledge, that his physical animalistic form is keeping him from what …

Research on the Hadith of Ramadan and its Three Parts Research on the Hadith of Ramadan and its Three Parts

By Bilal Ali
Question:
There is a ḥadīth that divides Ramadan into three periods. Is this ḥadīth authentic?
Reply:
After a detailed analysis of all the corroboratory chains of the ḥadīth in question, it can be concluded that it …

The Meaning of Ramadan The Meaning of Ramadan

By Khalid Baig
Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often days would go by …