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The Use of Amulets (Ta’wiz) in Islam

Question: What is the ruling on wearing an amulet (ta’weez)? People have the belief that wearing a string around the neck will protect them, when surely only Allah protects. Please tell me the ruling on wearing this, for many people…

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 decreeing orders (ahkāms)…

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, Allah ﷻ already…

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 to tackle is always…

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 being from whom help…

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 mercy upon…

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: from Abu Salamah: from…

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 an individual has…

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 absolute will…

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 before Lord of the…