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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 [the 10th of Muharram] and what is the authenticity of the hadith that encourages this sort of spending? Answer: The…

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, the awe-inspiring effect…

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 in…

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 manners and virtues…

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 Shari’ah; if it…

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: from Abu Salamah: from…

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 on our master…

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 God’s”. It is…