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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, …

“Zamharīr”: The Cold Section of Hell & the Du’a During Cold Weather “Zamharīr”: The Cold Section of Hell & the Du’a During Cold Weather

By Mawlana Muhammad Abasoomar
Edited by IlmGate
Cold Area (Zamharīr) in Jahannam
It may come as a surprise to many that Jahannam also has a cold area. The following are more than enough to convince us of this …

Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra

By Mawlana Mohammed Haroon Abasoomer
Question:
What is the virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura and what is the authenticity of the hadith that encourages this sort of spending?
Answer:

The Messenger of Allah …

Du’as Made by the Haji for Others – What is the Authenticity of this? Du’as Made by the Haji for Others – What is the Authenticity of this?

By Mufti Abdullah Nana
It is an extremely bold statement for a person to claim that a Hadith on a particular subject does not exist.  For a person to substantiate such a claim, he/she must be …

The Length of the Qamīs of the Prophet ﷺ The Length of the Qamīs of the Prophet ﷺ

By Shaykh al-Hadīth Muhammad Yūnus Jawnpūrī
Translated by Mufti Yūsuf Shabbīr [1]
Question:
How long was the Kurtā (Qamīṣ) of the Prophet ﷺ?
Answer:
The narrations differ regarding the length of the Kurtā of the Prophet ﷺ.
It is narrated …

Reprimanding Men for Denying the Āthār of Ibn ‘Abbās Reprimanding Men for Denying the Āthār of Ibn ‘Abbās

By ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi

Translated by Zameelur Rahman
[Translator’s note: The treatise Zajr al-Nas ‘ala Inkar Athar Ibn Abbas by ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lacknawi was written three years after Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi’s Tahdhir al-Nas min …

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 …

Islamic Law and its Jurists Islamic Law and its Jurists

By Shaykh Zahir Mahmood
The quintessence of Islamic teaching is the Qur’an and Sunna, and the means of understanding these primary sources is accurately crystallized through the science of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). Fiqh is the eyesight whilst …

At the Approach of Rajab and Sha’bān At the Approach of Rajab and Sha’bān

By Mawlana Mohammad Ibn Haroon
Edited by IlmGate
With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadan. This is two months in advance! People …

What is the Origin of the “Manzil”? What is the Origin of the “Manzil”?

By Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
(Shaykh), I had a question about Manzil, what is its origin and its purpose?
Answer:
The Manzil is popular in [the Indian Subcontinent] and read as a wazifa and hirz for protection.
The Kandhlawi …