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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 …

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 …

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 …

Rūh & Nafs – The View of Qādi Thanā’ullah Pānipati Rūh & Nafs – The View of Qādi Thanā’ullah Pānipati

By Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra)

و إذ قال ربك للملائكة اني خالق بشراً من صلصال من حما مسنون. فإذا سويته و نفخت فيه من روحي فقعوا له ساجدين
And (remember) when your Lord said to the …

On the Life of the Prophet ﷺ in His Grave On the Life of the Prophet ﷺ in His Grave

By Mawlana Khalīl Ahmad al-Sahāranpūrī
Translated by Mawlana Musa Sugapong
Question:
What is your position in regards to the life of the Holy Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in his noble grave? Is that a …

The People of Al-A’raf The People of Al-A’raf

By Shah Waliullah al-Muhaddith al-Dahlawi
Translated by Shaykh Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi
Companions of the A’raf [a boundary between Hell and Paradise] are of various types. Some of them are as follows:
[1] People whom the message of Islam …

The Philosophical Outlook of Islam in a Nutshell The Philosophical Outlook of Islam in a Nutshell

By Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah
The vitality of any society, people or civilization depends in a large part on its philosophy of life conceived and practised. In his natural state, man scarcely thinks of anything but his …

The Cosmic Significance of the Descent of ‘Isa (peace be upon him) The Cosmic Significance of the Descent of ‘Isa (peace be upon him)

By Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Shabbir Ahmad ‘Uthmani
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
Qutaybah ibn Sa’id narrated to us: Layth narrated to us [and] Muhammad ibn Rumh narrated to us: al-Layth informed us: from ibn Shihab: from …