Du’as Made by the Hāji for Others – What is the Authenticity of this?

By Mufti Abdullah Nana
It is an extremely bold statement for a person to claim that a Hadith on a particular subject does not exist.  For a person to substantiate such a claim, he/she must be …

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Mawlānā Hifz al-Rahmān Seohārvi: Scholar, Historian, Writer, & Leader

Mawlana Hifz al-Rahmān Seohārvi at a conference of Sīrat al-Nabi By Abu Tariq Hijazi

Edited by IlmGate

Mawlana Hifz al-Rahmān Seohārvi is a prominent name on the religio-political horizon of the Asian subcontinent for the last several decades. He was a multifaceted personality who lived mainly during the first half of the last century.

The shaykh was not only a freedom fighter but an Islamic scholar, a historian, a prolific writer and a religious and political leader of repute commanding respect from within India as well as Pakistan. He fought against British rule for a quarter century (1922-1947) and spent eight years in jail.

In post-Independent India, Mawlana Seohārvi played a crucial role in charting a road map for the Muslims in India. As a member of the Constituent Assembly, he played his part in claiming a rightful place for Muslims in the constitution of India, making the country a secular one, and thus rendering a dignified status to the Muslim community in the country that had suffered partition in the name of Islam. Read the full story »

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 …

The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform

By Ustadha Bint Ahmad
Adapted from Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s Lata’if al-Ma‘arif
With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.
All praise belongs to Allah alone and blessings and peace be upon his beloved, Muhammad, his family, …

Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj

By Mawlana Qari Abdullah Saleem
Concerning the different rituals of worship of Salat and fasting in Islam, one may not be made to depend on the other. Similarly, Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are two separate rituals of …

An Account of the Final Moments and Passing of Shaykh al-Hadīth Mawlānā Yūnus Jawnpūri An Account of the Final Moments and Passing of Shaykh al-Hadīth Mawlānā Yūnus Jawnpūri

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 …

‘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, …