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Review: Muwatta’ al-Imam Malik: Riwayat al-Shafi’i ‘an Malik

Book Review: ‘Muwatta’  al-Imam Malik: Riwayat al-Shafi’i ‘an Malik’, al-Banjari, Muhammad Lutfi, Karachi: Majlis al-Da’wah wa al-Tahqiq al-Islami, 357 pages By Maulana Zeeshan Chaudri The Muwatta’ of Imam Malik (d.179) requires no introduction as 100s of books have been written over the…

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 and noble Messenger,…

Intellectual Property and Copyright in Islam

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid 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 which…

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 it is the…

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

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 dreary! Windows…

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 pleased with him)…

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…