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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…

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 ‘Umar…

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 Teeth…

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 mid-day heat. This…

Tasks and Secrets Associated With Fasting

By Ibn Qudāma al-Maqdisī and Ibn al-Jawzi [1] Translated by Shaykh Musa Furber [2] Know that fasting contains a distinctive characteristic not found elsewhere. It is being ascribed to Allah Mighty and Majestic, where He (Transcendent is He) says, “Fasting…

The Status of Fasting on the 15th of Sha’bān

By Mawlana Muhammad Abasoomar Question What is the status of the fasting on the day of the 15th of Sha’ban. I have read conflicting rulings regarding this. Could you kindly shed some light and clarify this in the light of…

The Objectives of Fasting

By Shaykh ‘Izz al-Dīn ibn ‘Abd al-Salām Translated by Abu Rumaysah A partial translation of Maqāsid al-Sawm   The Obligation of Fasting Allâh, Exalted is He says, “O you who have faith! Fasting is prescribed for you, as it was…