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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 …

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 …

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 …

Procedure of Eid Salaah – Proofs According to the Hanafi School Procedure of Eid Salaah – Proofs According to the Hanafi School

By Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
Hadith One: A Sahih Marfoo‘ Hadith
Near the end of his Sharh Ma‘ani al-Athar (2:371, Maktabah Haqqaniyyah), Imam al-Tahawi (d. 321 H) narrates:
علي بن عبد الرحمن ويحيى بن عثمان قد …

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 …

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 …

Sleeping after Sexual Relations without taking a Ghusl Sleeping after Sexual Relations without taking a Ghusl

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam

Question:
Is it permitted for a husband and wife to go to sleep after sexual relations without taking a Ghusl? I have been told that it is sinful and that the angels …