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Departing Elders: Mawlana Saleemullah Khan (d. January 15th, 2017) Departing Elders: Mawlana Saleemullah Khan (d. January 15th, 2017)

By Jamia Farooqia Karachi
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Saleemullah Khan, the son of Abdul Aleem Khan, was born in District Muzaffarnagar, India. He belongs to Hasanpur, Lohari of Doaba, U.P. which is famous for the …

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafīz al-Makki: Spiritual Master of the 21st Century (d. January 16, 2017) Shaykh ‘Abd al-Hafīz al-Makki: Spiritual Master of the 21st Century (d. January 16, 2017)

By Mawlana As’ad Mahmud Makki
Translated by Shaykh Ismaeel Nakhuda

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Jami Shari’at wa Tariqat Hadhrat Mawlana ‘Abd al-Hafeez al-Makki is one of the foremost khalifahs (deputies) and leading students …

The Passing of “Shaykh al-Thāni” Mawlana Abd al-Haqq al-Azami The Passing of “Shaykh al-Thāni” Mawlana Abd al-Haqq al-Azami

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir
January 1, 2017
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون. اللهم اغفر له وارحمه واعف عنه ووسع مدخله وابدله دارا خيرا من داره واهلا خيرا من اهله وصبر اهله على مصيبتهم
It is …

Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams

By Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Dhahabi [1]
Abu Hanifah an-Nu’man bin Thabit:
Abu Yusuf said: “Abu Hanifah was well-formed, was from the best of people in appearance, the most eloquent of them in speech, the …

The Passing of Shaykha Bahiyyah, the Hidden Pearl of Morocco The Passing of Shaykha Bahiyyah, the Hidden Pearl of Morocco

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel and Shaykh Dr. Abu Zayd [1]
Edited by IlmGate
May 2016 / Sha’bān 1437  [2]
It brings me deep sadness to inform my fellow Muslims of the loss of one of the greatest female …

“The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography “The Pride of Kashmir” – Book Review of Anwar Shah Kashmiri’s Biography

Reviewed by Dr. Javid Iqbal
Edited by IlmGate
Book: The Pride of Kashmir
Author: Professor Nazir A Qadiri
Release Date: December 2015
There is a dearth of literature available on one of the most profound scholars Kashmir has …

Reviving Islam in South Africa: Mawlana Cassim Mohammed Sema Reviving Islam in South Africa: Mawlana Cassim Mohammed Sema

By DarulIhsan
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
The 300 years of Islam in South Africa have seen the influence of Shaykh Yusuf Makkasar رحمه الله dominate the first century with the establishment of Islam on [the shores of …

Imām Sayyid Murtada al-Zabīdi and His Works Imām Sayyid Murtada al-Zabīdi and His Works

By Sidi Abu Hasan
Edited by IlmGate
Imām Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Abd al-Razzāq al-Husayni al-Zabīdī, Abu’l Fayđ and is widely known as Murtađā az-Zabīdi. (1145-1205 AH/ 1732-1790 CE)
He was a Hanafī scholar, lexicographer, linguist, …

لبيك اللهم لبيك: The Passing of Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti لبيك اللهم لبيك: The Passing of Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti

By Faraz Abdul Moid
October 10th, 2015
إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون
The passing away of prominent scholar from Meerut, India – Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti – has been confirmed. He had been missing since the tragic stampede …

Mawlānā Muhammad Mustafa Azami & His Contributions to Hadīth  Mawlānā Muhammad Mustafa Azami & His Contributions to Hadīth 

By Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi (Riyadh)
Translated by Nehal Anwar Qasmi (Najran)
Edited by IlmGate
Mawlana Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Azami was born in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India around 1930 AD (1350 AH). He graduated from a well-known Islamic …