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A Call to Justice for the Science of Fiqh A Call to Justice for the Science of Fiqh

By Dr. Salāh Abū ‘l-Hājj [1]
Translated by Mawlana Muntasir Zaman [2]
All praise belongs to Allah. We praise Him, seek assistance from Him and ask of Him forgiveness and guidance. We send blessings on His chosen …

“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 …

Intellectual Property and Copyright in Islam Intellectual Property and Copyright in Islam

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
Can you please explain the Islamic injunctions about “copyright”, especially about the copyright on computer software? The questions are:
(i) Can we register a book under the Copyright Act …

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 …

What is the Origin of the “Manzil”? What is the Origin of the “Manzil”?

By Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
I had a question about Manzil, what is its origin and its purpose?
Answer:
The Manzil is popular in [the Indian Subcontinent] and read as a wazifa and hirz for protection.
The Kandhlawi family …

Reading: The Lost Legacy of Muslims Reading: The Lost Legacy of Muslims

By Mufti Zubair Bayat
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Books – Windows of the Mind
“Books are to the mind what windows are to a home!” Imagine living in a home with no windows. How dark, how stale, how …

One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqīdah Tahāwiyya One of the Best Commentaries of ‘Aqīdah Tahāwiyya

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
Al-Qala’id Sharh al-‘Aqa’id
Abu ’l-Thana’ Mahmud ibn Abi ’l-‘Abbas Ahmad ibn Mas’ud al-Qunawi’s Commentary on ‘Aqida Tahawiyya
I recently had the opportunity to read Mas’ud ibn ‘Umar’s commentary (may Allah be …

The Objectives of Fasting The Objectives of Fasting

By Shaykh ‘Izz al-Dīn ibn ‘Abd al-Salām
Translated by Abu Rumaysah
A partial translation of Maqāsid al-Sawm
 
The Obligation of Fasting
Allâh, Exalted is He says,
“O you who have faith! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed …

The Basis of Mawlānā Thānawi’s “Remedies from the Holy Qur’an” The Basis of Mawlānā Thānawi’s “Remedies from the Holy Qur’an”

By Zameelur Rahman
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh.
In A‘māl e Qur’ān of Hazrat Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thānawī, he extracts remedies and solutions from the Holy …

The Virtue of Reading Books The Virtue of Reading Books

By Imam Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (ra)

Translated by Abu Sabaayaa
Jami’ Bayan al-‘Ilm wa Fadlih

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
2414: Abu ‘Abdullah Muhammad bin Isma’il al-Bukhari was asked:
“What is it that …