Widespread Calamities Upon Muslims: Causes & Cures

By Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti
Translated by Mufti Zubair Bayat
 
Heaps of Disgrace
“Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” (Qur’an 13:11)
The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new …

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Expressions of Servitude
Photo DarusSalam Foundation, Lombard, IL

Photo DarusSalam Foundation, Lombard, IL

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 had not only seen, but, in fact, the memories of their lives were very clear and apparent before him. [Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad relates:]

Hāji Imdādullah‘s Expression of Servitude

The first of these three men was Hāji Imdādullah. Whenever he experienced any minor difficulty, he would moan and groan excessively. Someone once said to him, “Hadrat, outwardly this seems to be against submission to the will of Allah (SWT) and is a sign of expressing intolerance. We ought to be patient with the decree of Allah. Your reaction is totally the opposite.” Read the full story »

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 …

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 …