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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…

Brushing Teeth While Fasting

By Shaykh Yusuf Badat Question: Are you allowed to brush your teeth when fasting? If not, how do you get rid of bad breath so people are not uncomfortable around you? Answer: Jazakumullahu Khairan / Thank you for your question. May…

The Inner Dimensions of the Fast

By Shah Wali Allah al-Dahlawi Translated by Marcia K. Hermansen You should know that sometimes a person comprehends, due to God’s inspiring him with this knowledge, that his physical animalistic form is keeping him from what would constitute his fulfillment…

The Status of the Tarāwīh Supplication (Tasbīh)

By Mufti Abrar Mirza Tasbīh al-Tarāwīh Traditionally, in each tarwīhah, the mustahabb break between each set of four rak’ahs of the Tarāwīh prayer, the Muslims of different regions, especially in Makkah and Madīnah, observed different acts of worship.  The Muslims…

Reading from the Mushaf During Salat: A Hanafi Persective

By Mawlana Abu Asim Badrul Islam During the blessed month of Ramaḍān, it is observed in many masājid[1] that some of those who pray behind the imām hold the muṣḥaf[2] in their hands. They do this in order to follow…

The Fiqh of Fasting: A Brief Overview

By Shaykh Mansur Ali Edited by Bilal Ali Definition: Fasting is to refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sexual intercourse from dawn till dusk with the intention of worship Kaffara is a penalty of atonement when the fasting is…

Essential Principles of Islamic Clothing and Adornment

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translated by Umm Adam Truly the greatest thing for which humans have need after food and drink is clothing, with which man conceals his nakedness, protects himself from the heat and cold, and adorns himself…

Differences in Women’s Prayer

By Mufti Abdullah Nana Question: In the Hanafi madhhab, what is the best way for a woman to pray? Some say just like the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam but then others say he advised wives to pray differently. If we are…

Performing Tashahhud Using Sighat al-Khitab (the 2nd Person)

By Imam Rashid Ahmad Gangohi Translated by Tameem Ahmadi Question As-salamu ‘alaykum: Can the ‘ulama comment on the issue as to why we read al-salamu ‘alayka ayyuhannabiy (peace be upon you, O Prophet) in tashahhud and not al-salamu ‘alannabiy (peace…

The Status of Salah

By Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Edited by IlmGate It should be remembered that in Salah, one communicates with one’s Lord, therefore, one should consider how one offers his/her Salah. Allah ta’ala has commanded us to establish the Salah. Establishment means…