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Posts published in “Fiqh”

This section includes articles on Islamic law, legal history, and the principles of jurisprudence.

The Hadiths Cited by the Early Hanafi Fuqaha

By Mawlana Zameelur Rahman Some people have the misunderstanding that the early Hanafī scholars whose books are in wide use today, like Shams al-A’immah al-Sarakhsī (d. 490 H), Malik al-‘Ulamā’ al-Kāsānī (d. 587 H) and Burhān al-Dīn al-Marghīnānī (d. 593),…

The Use of Amulets (Ta’wiz) in Islam

Question: What is the ruling on wearing an amulet (ta’weez)? People have the belief that wearing a string around the neck will protect them, when surely only Allah protects. Please tell me the ruling on wearing this, for many people…

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 according to Allah is…

Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail

By Mawlana Nabeel Valli Edited by IlmGate The Meaning of the Takbīrāt of Tashrīq Takbīr means “to proclaim the greatness of Allāh.” [1] Tashrīq literally means “to cut and dry strips of meat in the sun.”[2] It was the practice…

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 people of…

Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj

By Mawlana Qari Abdullah Saleem Concerning the different rituals of worship of Salat and fasting in Islam, one may not be made to depend on the other. Similarly, Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are two separate rituals of worship not dependent upon…