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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 …

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam
The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285)
The Evidence
All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith:
‘Abd Allah Ibn …

Ramadan – IlmGate Posts Related to Fasting Ramadan – IlmGate Posts Related to Fasting

By IlmGate Team
Please view below for a list of Ramadan articles related to fasting:

 The Laws of Fasting According to the Qur’an and Sunnah as Deduced by the Hanafi School

The Fiqh of Fasting: A Brief Overview

Brushing …

The Virtues of Fasting in the Summer The Virtues of Fasting in the Summer

By Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
An excerpt from Latā’if al-Ma’ārif
“…And from the acts of worship whose reward is multiplied during the heat is fasting, and this is because of the thirst that one experiences in the …

More Than A Headscarf: How Hijab Has Lost Its Soul More Than A Headscarf: How Hijab Has Lost Its Soul

By Shazia Ahmad
Hijab[1] is a frequently discussed topic in our community and a practice dissected and opined over from many different angles. While it is talked about frequently, in many of the most important ways …