Du’as Made by the Haji 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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Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 1.50.16 PMBy 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 practice of the Arabs to preserve the Qurbānī meat by drying it in Minā in the days following Eid al-Adha.[3]

In the usage of the Fuqahā, Tashrīq means “to raise the voice in proclaiming the greatness of Allāh.”[4]

Words of the Takbīr

The words of the Takbīr are:  [5]

اَللهُ أكْبَرُ اَللهُ أكْبَرُ، لاَ إِلهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ وَاللهُ أكْبَرُ، اَللهُ أكْبَرُ وَلِلّهِ الْحَمْد                

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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 Masbūq Stand to Complete the Missed Rakāts? When Does a Masbūq 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 …

“The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography “The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography

Reviewed by Dr. Javid Iqbal
Edited by IlmGate
Book: The Pride of Kashmir
Author: Professor Nazir A Qadiri
Release Date: December 2015
There is a dearth of literature available on one of the most profound scholars Kashmir has …

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam
The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285)
The Evidence
All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith:
‘Abd Allah Ibn …

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

Environs of Devotional Worship in Ramadan Environs of Devotional Worship in Ramadan

By Dr. Ismail Memon Madani
Translated by Asim Ahmad
The month of Ramadan held a very special place in the life of my shaikh, Shaikh Zakariyyā [Kandhlawi]. Throughout the year he taught, researched, guided students along the …

Expressions of Servitude Expressions of Servitude

By Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Fareedi
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
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 …

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 …