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Muharram: Between Fact and Fiction Muharram: Between Fact and Fiction

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijri calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of months …

Du’as Made by the Hāji for Others – What is the Authenticity of this? Du’as Made by the Hāji for Others – What is the Authenticity of this?

By Mufti Abdullah Nana
It is an extremely bold statement for a person to claim that a Hadith on a particular subject does not exist.  For a person to substantiate such a claim, he/she must be …

Is the Friday Prayer Obligatory After the Eid Prayer? Is the Friday Prayer Obligatory After the Eid Prayer?

By ‘Allamah Ibn Rushd al-Qurtubi

Translated by Mawlana Hamzah Wald Maqbul

A Translation From the Bidayat al-Mujtahid of Ibn Rushd al-Hafid al-Qurtubi, An Authoritative Manual on the Fiqh of the Four Madhhabs and the People of the Sunnah.
[The …

Merits & Rulings of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: ‘Arafah, Eid, Udhiyyah, & Hajj Merits & Rulings of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: ‘Arafah, Eid, Udhiyyah, & Hajj

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by IlmGate
Dhu ‘l-Hijjah is the last month of the Islamic calendar. Literally, it means “hajj.” Obviously, this name of the month indicates that the great annual worship of hajj is …

Solar and Lunar Eclipses – Guidelines from the Sunnah Solar and Lunar Eclipses – Guidelines from the Sunnah

By Mawlana Ismail Dawoodjee
Edited by IlmGate
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
A solar eclipse took place during the golden era of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Consider the following hadith:
عَنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ …

Imām al-Shāṭibī’s Views on Divergences in Juristic Opinions, the Correct View, and Following a Madhhab in its Entirety Imām al-Shāṭibī’s Views on Divergences in Juristic Opinions, the Correct View, and Following a Madhhab in its Entirety

By Mufti Zameelur Rahman
Imām Abū Isḥāq al-Shāṭibī (d. 790) makes a powerful uṣūlī argument in his al-Muwāfaqāt for the necessity of following one madhhab in its entirety. However, his language and style of speech is …

A Life Dedicated to Hadith – Muhaddith al-Asr Muhammad Yūnus Jawnpūri (d. July 2017) A Life Dedicated to Hadith – Muhaddith al-Asr Muhammad Yūnus Jawnpūri (d. July 2017)

By Mufti Yusuf Shabbir
On the Passing of Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jawnpuri – July 11th, 2017
It is with great sadness and sorrow we received the news of the demise of our teacher and the teacher of …

Consumption of Camel Urine and Clarification from the Islamic Tradition Consumption of Camel Urine and Clarification from the Islamic Tradition

By Mawlana Abu Asim Badrul Islam
Introduction
In some countries of the Muslim world, camel urine is believed to contain extraordinary medicinal value. It is drunk and used in various ways. Companies have come into existence, which …

Sadr al-Sharī’ah al-Asghar: Ubaydullah bin Mas’ūd al-Mahbūbi al-Bukhāri Sadr al-Sharī’ah al-Asghar: Ubaydullah bin Mas’ūd al-Mahbūbi al-Bukhāri

By Muhammad Saifur Rahman Nawhami
Background
He is Ubayd Allah b. Mas’ud b. Mahmud[1] b. Ahmad b. Ubayd Allah b. Ibrahim[2] b. Ahmad al-Mahbubi al-Bukhari.
Generally, when Sadr al-Shari’ah is said, it refers to him. He is also …

Shawwāl: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month Shawwāl: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by Bilal Ali
Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts of hajj are normally performed on the first ten …