Shawwāl: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by Bilal Ali
Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts of hajj are normally performed on the first ten …

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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
perfectly straight and still rows stretched out far and wide
a mesmerizing recitation of the Quran marvelously glided through
encompassing their bodies and seizing their hearts
and unleashing the blessings of the Most Bountiful
the masjid gloated, beaming with praise and hope

when Ramadan ended, the masjid lamented and wept
its Eid was no Eid
its happiness was gone
its light was replaced by a gloomy darkness Read the full story »

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 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 not …

Jamʾ Bayn ‘l-Ṣalātayn: Combining Two Prayers According to the Hanafi School Jamʾ Bayn ‘l-Ṣalātayn: Combining Two Prayers According to the Hanafi School

By Imām Abū Jaʾfar al-Ṭaḥāwī
Translated by Abu Humayd
Preface by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
Praise be to Allah that is due from all grateful believers, a fullness of praise for all his favours: a praise …

When Does a Latecomer Stand to Complete the Missed Rakāts? When Does a Latecomer Stand to Complete the Missed Rakāts?

By Mawlana Muhammad ibn Suleman Chothia
In collaboration with Mufti Muhammad Mahdi
Question:
If a person missed a rak’ah or rak’āts of fard salāh, should a person stand up to complete his salāh after the first or …