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The Loss of Reverence and Blessings 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, …

Environs of Devotional Worship in Ramadan 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 …

Expressions of Servitude Expressions of Servitude

By Mufti Rasheed Ahmad Fareedi
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Qari Muhammad Tayyib Qasmi said that his father, Hadrat Hafiz Muhammad Ahmad, had mentioned that he had seen many pious people. However, there were three among them whom …

Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan [1]
Edits and Footnotes by Faraz Abdul Moid
The religion of Islam is the religion of peace and tranquility, and this fact stands out clearly in the teachings of the Holy Qur’an which preaches that …

Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar

By Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia
The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the …

A Discourse on the Colonized Muslim Subject A Discourse on the Colonized Muslim Subject

By Dr. Hatem Bazian
Today’s events in the Muslim world [are] chaotic and incoherent if we fail to account for the past two hundred years of modern history and the entanglement with colonialism and then the …

An Amazing Dream: Meeting Between Shaykh Fazlur Rahmān Azmi and Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir An Amazing Dream: Meeting Between Shaykh Fazlur Rahmān Azmi and Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir

By Mufti Atiqur Rahman Azmi
Translated by Muhammad Abdul Khaliq Yusuf
Edited by IlmGate
Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir al-Nāsir resides in Madīna Munawwara. He is a Ḥanafī and is inclined to taṣawwuf. Some of Shaykh al-Ḥadīth’s students went …

Maqra’ah: What It Is and Its Benefits Maqra’ah: What It Is and Its Benefits

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir al-Dimishqi
Very briefly, a Maqra’ah is the recitation in order to verify transmission and compare manuscripts of classical Islamic texts that have been passed on from generation to generation over many …

In the Company of Luminaries – Mawlānā Zakariyya in His Own Words In the Company of Luminaries – Mawlānā Zakariyya in His Own Words

By Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi
Translated by Asim Ahmad
Edited by IlmGate
After hamd and salāt, this useless person (i.e. the author [1]) was born on the 11th of Ramadan, 1315 AH (February 3rd, 1898) at 11pm in …

For the Love of the Prophet ﷺ For the Love of the Prophet ﷺ

By Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal
When he lived among men and walked in the inhospitable streets of Makkah, they called him a liar, a soothsayer, a poet, a man possessed. When he invited them to reflect on …