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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 [on the 10th of Muharram] was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of …

The Benefits of Belief in Destiny (Taqdīr) and Trust (Tawakkul) The Benefits of Belief in Destiny (Taqdīr) and Trust (Tawakkul)

By Mawlānā Ashraf Ali Thānawi
Edited by IlmGate
The belief that everything which happened, is happening and will happen is according to the knowledge, will and command of Allah (SWT) is called Taqdīr. Belief in Taqdīr is compulsory.
The …

“Zamharīr”: The Cold Section of Hell & the Du’a During Cold Weather “Zamharīr”: The Cold Section of Hell & the Du’a During Cold Weather

By Mawlana Muhammad Abasoomar
Edited by IlmGate
Cold Area (Zamharīr) in Jahannam
It may come as a surprise to many that Jahannam also has a cold area. The following are more than enough to convince us of this …

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 …

Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan [1]
Edits and Footnotes by Faraz Abdul Moid
The religion of Islam is the religion of peace and tranquility, and this fact stands out clearly in the teachings of the Holy Qur’an which preaches that …

Commentary on the Verse of Istiwā’ On the ‘Arsh Commentary on the Verse of Istiwā’ On the ‘Arsh

By Hakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Ali Thānawi
Translated by Mawlānā Hamood Aleem
“He (Allah Most High) then firmly established (istawā) Himself over the Throne” (Qur’an 7:54) means He firmly established Himself over the Kingly Throne and began …

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, …

Reprimanding Men for Denying the Āthār of Ibn ‘Abbās Reprimanding Men for Denying the Āthār of Ibn ‘Abbās

By ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi

Translated by Zameelur Rahman
[Translator’s note: The treatise Zajr al-Nas ‘ala Inkar Athar Ibn Abbas by ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lacknawi was written three years after Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi’s Tahdhir al-Nas min …

Some Aspects Concerning the Jinn Some Aspects Concerning the Jinn

By Mawlana Qari Muhammad Tayyib al-Qasimi
Translated by Mohammad Javed Qasmi
Edited by IlmGate
Rights of Jinns
Jinns too live in this world having basic rights to food, shelter and security, which nobody can deny them. The way they …

Various Forms of Tawassul & Istighātha, and their Rulings Various Forms of Tawassul & Istighātha, and their Rulings

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam
Question:
I wanted to know the Islamic position on seeking intermediaries to Allah, and on seeking help from the dead and calling onto them. Some say it is allowed, and others say …