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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, …

Can Supplications to the Divine Change One’s Destiny? Can Supplications to the Divine Change One’s Destiny?

By Mawlana Hamzah Wald Maqbul
Having taught basic `aqidah courses several times over, through phone, internet, and the time honored medium of person to person contact, I can tell you that one of the trickiest subjects …

The Ruling on Istighathah The Ruling on Istighathah

By Allamah Zafar Ahmad al-Uthmani
Seeking help from other than Allah is unanimously allowed in some situations, like asking for help from able-bodied living persons in matters ordinarily in their control, with the belief that …

The ʿAqidah of the Salaf and the Safe Position in ʿIlm al-Kalam The ʿAqidah of the Salaf and the Safe Position in ʿIlm al-Kalam

By Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi 
Translated by Mawlana Ibrahim Muhammad Amin

From the discourses of Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, after Jumu‘ah prayer, 21st Ramadan 1348 AH
[Hakim al-Ummat Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi, may Allah shower His …

Wahdat al-Wujūd, Wahdat al-Shuhūd, and the Safest Position Wahdat al-Wujūd, Wahdat al-Shuhūd, and the Safest Position

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn al-Sabbah and ‘Ali ibn Hujr al-Sa’di narrated to me: both from Sharik. Ibn Hujr said: Sharik informed us: from ‘Abd al-Malik ibn ‘Umayr: …

Within the Shadow of a Doubt Within the Shadow of a Doubt

By Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar
The following is a transcription of a portion of a lecture entitled Protecting Your Spiritual Wealth delivered by Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar with additional notes and references by Mawlana Ahsan Syed.
When …

The Reality of Shirk, its Manifestations and its Types The Reality of Shirk, its Manifestations and its Types

By Shah Waliullah al-Muhaddith al-Dahlawi
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
Shirk is to affirm the special attributes of Allah (Exalted is He) for [those] besides Him, like:
(1) affirming absolute disposal (al-tasarruf al-mutlaq) in the cosmos (kawn) by an …

The Unity of God The Unity of God

By Imam Shah Waliullah Dihlawi
Translated by Marcia K. Hermansen
The most basic principle of piety and the mainstay of its various aspects is the doctrine of the Unity of God (tawhid). This is because humility …

The Issue of the Ambiguous Attributes of Allah The Issue of the Ambiguous Attributes of Allah

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
Zuhayr ibn Harb and Ibn Numayr narrated to me: both of them from al-Muqri’. Zuhayr said: from ‘Abdullah ibn Yazid al-Muqri’: he said: Haywah narrated …