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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 …

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 …

Using Medication Containing Unlawful Ingredients Using Medication Containing Unlawful Ingredients

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
The scholars (within the Hanafi School) have differed as to the permissibility of using unlawful (harām) medication. It is related from Imam Abu …

Intellectual Property and Copyright in Islam Intellectual Property and Copyright in Islam

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
Can you please explain the Islamic injunctions about “copyright”, especially about the copyright on computer software? The questions are:
(i) Can we register a book under the Copyright Act …

Gathering in the Masjids on Auspicious Nights (A Hanafi Viewpoint) Gathering in the Masjids on Auspicious Nights (A Hanafi Viewpoint)

By Mufti Rashid Ahmad al-Ludhyanwi
Translated by Mufti A.H Elias and edited by Bilal Ali

Question:
What is the esteemed opinion of the respected scholars on the now customary gathering of people in the masjids on the nights …

Is it Proper to Refer to a Scholar as “Mawlānā” ? Is it Proper to Refer to a Scholar as “Mawlānā” ?

By Mufti Waseem Khan 
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
I heard that the word Mawlānā means master and that you cannot address anyone with that title as Mawlānā. Can you please clarify?
Answer:
The word Mawlānā is an Arabic word which is combined of two …

Gifting the Reward of Virtuous Deeds to Others Gifting the Reward of Virtuous Deeds to Others

By Mawlana Abu Asim Badrul Islam
According to the Ḥanafī school of sacred law, it is permissible for one to gift the reward (thawāb) of their virtuous deed to another person, be they deceased or alive, …

When Something Lawful Becomes a Signature Feature of the Immoral When Something Lawful Becomes a Signature Feature of the Immoral

By Shaykh Musa Furber

Some Muslims attend activities which are closely linked to immoral people and include unlawful activities which the individual himself abstains from. A common justification for their attendance is that the Prophet صلى الله …

Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari: Concerning the Western Influence that Led to the Removal of the Hijab in Muslim Lands Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari: Concerning the Western Influence that Led to the Removal of the Hijab in Muslim Lands

By Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks
Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari (1371 AH, Cairo), formerly the Deputy Grand Mufti of the Ottoman Empire, explained in his article on Hijab al-Mar’ah (Women’s Hijab, meaning to cover her body completely with loose …

Preferred and Disapproved Colors for Clothing Preferred and Disapproved Colors for Clothing

By Mufti Khalid Saifullah Rahmani
Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Edited by IlmGate
The Islamic law does not limit its followers in wearing a specific colour. Islam respects the preferences and temperaments of humans. Hence, Islamic jurists (fuqahā) …