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How to Make a Proper Will How to Make a Proper Will

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
What are the rules for making such a will, if one would like to make one? For a woman who has a husband, one son, three brothers, and whose both …

Zabiha-Meat Madness Zabiha-Meat Madness

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf
In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth
There is no doubt that there is great confusion regarding the permissibility of meats in certain countries, especially …

Brief Rulings for the Friday Khutbah Brief Rulings for the Friday Khutbah

By Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ al-’Uthmani
[The following article offers the rulings for the jumu’ah khutbah according to the rulings of a great Hanafi jurist. Being a brief piece, it does not tackle the detailed analysis of …

Brushing Up on the Sunnah of Brushing Brushing Up on the Sunnah of Brushing

By ‘Allamah Imam Khalil Ahmad al-Saharanfuri (Saharanpuri)
Translated by Kamil Uddin
[This piece is a translation of a commentary of Abu Dawud entitled Badhl al-Majhud fi Hall Sunan Abi Dawud. The commentary is that of …

Women Seeking Medical Treatment from Male Doctors Women Seeking Medical Treatment from Male Doctors

What are the guidelines in women seeking treatment from men doctors? Is it permissible to visit a male doctor when a female doctor is available, especially when one may have to expose the Awra?
Answer:

Some Important Rulings Concerning Udhiya/Qurbani Some Important Rulings Concerning Udhiya/Qurbani

Question
Can you please provide some details regarding Qurbani, especially the rules regarding having one’s Qurbani done in UK slaughterhouses?
Answer:
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
‘Udhiya’ is an Arabic term which means “sacrificing an …

When Should One Stand Up During the Iqamah? When Should One Stand Up During the Iqamah?

By Mufti Muhammad Shafi’
Translated by Shaykh Yusuf Laher
When should the muqtadis (followers in congregational prayer) stand up for salah in congregation? Should they stand before the iqamah begins, when the iqamah begins or when the …

Limited Financial Liability and the Islamic Viewpoint Limited Financial Liability and the Islamic Viewpoint

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Introduction
The concept of ‘limited liability’ has now become an inseparable ingredient of the large scale enterprises of trade and industry throughout the modern world, including the Muslim countries. The present chapter …

Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth Performing Hajj with Unlawful Wealth

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Question:

My family and I are planning to do Hajj this year, Insha’Allah – this has raised many issues. I recently left a job as an Assistant Manager …

The End of Prosperity: Can Islamic Finance Help? The End of Prosperity: Can Islamic Finance Help?

By Mahomed Shoaib Omar

The meltdown of the global financial system has raised profound questions of its fundamental structural reform.  The downward spiral in the US and Western Europe …