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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…

The Cave of Ashāb al-Kahf: Where and When?

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which Ashab al-Kahf slept…

The Value of Traditional Islamic Seminaries

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (db) has written regarding his journey to Baghdad: “Baghdad is that city which for centuries had been at the center of the Islamic world. The mere sight of this city…

Talking of Madinah

By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi Friends have invited me to give a talk on Madinah, describing what I saw there, and I have readily agreed. As a Persian poet has said: “To talk of the beloved is no less…