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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 …

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 …

The Etiquette of Appearance The Etiquette of Appearance

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
Distinct Muslim Personality
Islam advocates this etiquette and stresses it so as to perfect the Muslim personality and to bring about harmony among people. There is no doubt that embodying such …

Warnings Regarding Misappropriation of Property Warnings Regarding Misappropriation of Property

By Mawlana Muhammad Manzoor Nu’mani
Translated by Mohammad Asif Kidwai M.A., Ph.D
If an article is bought from someone on a price, it is called Ba’i and Shira (buying and selling), in the special usage of the …

Wahdat al-Wujūd, Wahdat al-Shuhūd, and the Safest Position Wahdat al-Wujūd, Wahdat al-Shuhūd, and the Safest Position

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn al-Sabbah and ‘Ali ibn Hujr al-Sa’di narrated to me: both from Sharik. Ibn Hujr said: Sharik informed us: from ‘Abd al-Malik ibn ‘Umayr: …

The Intention of a Seeker of Knowledge The Intention of a Seeker of Knowledge

By Mufti Mahmud Ashraf ‘Uthmani

Translated by Ibrahim Khan

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

All Praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and may peace and blessings be …

The Place of Politics in Religion The Place of Politics in Religion

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
It has become well-known of Christians that they distinguish between religion and politics by their well-known dictum “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is …

Approaching Doubtful Matters and Exercising Precaution: An Explanation of a Hadith on Halāl and Harām Approaching Doubtful Matters and Exercising Precaution: An Explanation of a Hadith on Halāl and Harām

Answered by Kamil Uddin
Question:
“The halal is clear and the haram is clear. Between the two there are doubtful matters concerning which people do not know whether they are halal or haram. One who avoids them …