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The News Protocol – Towards an Islamic Framework

By Khalid Baig “We mortals hear only the news and know nothing at all” – Homer, The Iliad. Several years ago an Indian reporter for Time magazine approached Maulana Waheeduddin Khan, a prominent scholar and author in India, and interviewed…

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 according to Allah is…

Takbīr al-Tashrīq in Detail

By Mawlana Nabeel Valli Edited by IlmGate The Meaning of the Takbīrāt of Tashrīq Takbīr means “to proclaim the greatness of Allāh.” [1] Tashrīq literally means “to cut and dry strips of meat in the sun.”[2] It was the practice…

The Masjid After Ramadān

By Naeem Nasrullah Ramadan came and the masjid brimmed with joy from daybreak to sunset, men, women, and children overflowed its sacred halls light emanated out from their ardent worship magnificent chandeliers adorned the uplifted roof perfectly straight and still…

Ramadan – IlmGate Posts on General Ramadan Topics

By IlmGate Team Please view below for a list of general Ramadan articles: The Status of the Tarāwīh Supplication (Tasbīh) The Meaning of Ramadan 10 Tips for Ramadan The Ramadān of Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad al-Gangohi Environs of Devotional Worship in…

More Than A Headscarf: How Hijab Has Lost Its Soul

By Shazia Ahmad Hijab[1] is a frequently discussed topic in our community and a practice dissected and opined over from many different angles. While it is talked about frequently, in many of the most important ways it is little understood.…

The Loss of Reverence and Blessings

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If the people of my community ever come to attach a lot of significance to this material world, the awe-inspiring effect…

Hajj Prep: Educating Oneself Before Embarking

By Mawlana Abu Asim Badrul Islam بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم With regard to educating oneself of the significance, virtues, laws and method of hajj, hajj-goers are generally of three categories: (1) Those who are absolutely indifferent and do not have…

Environs of Devotional Worship in Ramadan

By Dr. Ismail Memon Madani Translated by Asim Ahmad The month of Ramadan held a very special place in the life of my shaikh, Shaikh Zakariyyā [Kandhlawi]. Throughout the year he taught, researched, guided students along the spiritual path, wrote,…