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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 …

A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar A Historical Analysis of ‘Āshūra and its Relation to the Jewish Calendar

By Mawlana Abu ’l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
The fast of ‘Ashura [on the 10th of Muharram] was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of …

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 …

Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail 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 …

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 …

The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform The Blessed Days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah: Its Virtues and Various Acts to Perform

By Ustadha Bint Ahmad
Adapted from Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali’s Lata’if al-Ma‘arif
With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.
All praise belongs to Allah alone and blessings and peace be upon his beloved, Muhammad, his family, …

Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj 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 …

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 …

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 …