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The Inner Dimensions of the Fast 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 …

The Status of the Tarāwīh Supplication (Tasbīh) 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 …

Reading from the Mushaf During Salat: A Hanafi Persective 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 …

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.