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The History of Aghas in Madinah Munawwarah

Edited by IlmGate The history of Aghas — people dedicated to the service of the Two Holy Mosques — goes back hundreds of years. Although there are only about 10 left at the Prophet’s صلى الله عليه وسلم Mosque in…

Secrets of the Prophetic Chamber: Interview with the Custodians of the Rawdah Sharīfah

Contributed by Nuruddinzangi بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد، كما صليت على ابراهيم وعلى آل ابراهيم، انك حميد مجيد اللهم بارك على محمد وعلى آل محمد، كما باركت على ابراهيم وعلى آل ابراهيم، انك حميد…

Did ‘A’ishah (r) Advocate the Murder of ‘Uthman (r)?

Answered by Shaykh Taha Karaan Question: Hadrat ‘A’ishah was a severe critic of Hadrat Uthman. How is it that following his murder, she chose to rebel against Imam Ali (as) on the premise that his killers should be apprehended? During…

The Ramadān of Mawlānā Rashīd Ahmad al-Gangohi

By Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhlawi I have written in Aap Beeti Vol. 6 under the heading of spiritual exertion that while dictating the practices of Hadrat Rashid Ahmad Gangohi in Ramadan, I wanted to note it down because of its…

The Beginnings of Arabic Grammar

Photo Mohammad Ehsai, “Mohabbat (Compassion)” – 2011 By Masood Ranginwala إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ “Indeed, We have sent it, an Arabic Qur’an so that you all may understand.” (12:2) قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا غَيْرَ ذِي عِوَجٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ “It is…