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The Fiqh of Fasting: A Brief Overview 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 …

Essential Principles of Islamic Clothing and Adornment 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, …

Differences in Women’s Prayer 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 …

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

The Status of Salah 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 …

Warnings Regarding Misappropriation of Property Warnings Regarding Misappropriation of Property

By Mawlana Muhammad Manzoor Nu’mani
Translated by Mohammad Asif Kidwai M.A., Ph.D
If an article is bought from someone on a price, it is called Ba’i and Shira (buying and selling), in the special usage of the …

The Hanafi Stance on Combining Prayers During Travel The Hanafi Stance on Combining Prayers During Travel

By Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
Why don’t Hanafis combine prayers, when there are authentic hadiths about it?
Answer:
In the Name of Allah the Inspirer of truth.

The Ruling on Istighathah The Ruling on Istighathah

By Allamah Zafar Ahmad al-Uthmani
Seeking help from other than Allah is unanimously allowed in some situations, like asking for help from able-bodied living persons in matters ordinarily in their control, with the belief that …

What is the Status of One Who Considers Homosexuality to be Permissible? What is the Status of One Who Considers Homosexuality to be Permissible?

By Mufti Muhammad Zubair Butt
Question:
If a person practices homosexuality, and believes that this is acceptable [and not forbidden], does this person still remain a Muslim? The person says that the verses in the Qur’an are …

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 Shaykh 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 …