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Hajj Prep: Educating Oneself Before Embarking 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 …

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

The Value of Traditional Islamic Seminaries 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 …

Qāri Abdul Bāsit and the Communists: A Story of a Miracle of the Qur’an Qāri Abdul Bāsit and the Communists: A Story of a Miracle of the Qur’an

By Hadhrat Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad
Extracted from The Treasure of this World and the Hereafter
In 1987, Qari Abdul Basit was visiting America, the same Qari Abdul Basit whose cassettes of the Holy Quran have become famous. …

Talking of Madinah 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 …