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The Beginnings of Arabic Grammar 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 …

Qadianism: A Critical Study (Part I) Qadianism: A Critical Study (Part I)

By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
 
11th Rabi al-Awwal, 1378 AH
Preface
Towards the end of December 1957, and in the beginning of January 1958, an International Islamic Colloquium was held in Lahore under …

The Cave of Ashāb al-Kahf: Where and When? The Cave of Ashāb al-Kahf: Where and When?

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which …

The Author of I’la al-Sunan: Mawlana Zafar Ahmad al-‘Uthmani al-Thanawi The Author of I’la al-Sunan: Mawlana Zafar Ahmad al-‘Uthmani al-Thanawi

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah and Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Muzzammil Husayn
From the Introduction to I’la al-Sunan
As for the biography of Mawlana Shaykh Zafar Ahmad al-‘Uthmani (Allah Almighty have mercy on him), we …

The Absence of Revivalists Outside Islam The Absence of Revivalists Outside Islam

By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
We find extremely few persons who have revived and renovated other religions. The absence of such teachers for hundreds or rather thousands of years in other religions is striking enough. …

Shaykh Muhammad Yasīn al-Fādāni Shaykh Muhammad Yasīn al-Fādāni

Edited by IlmGate
One of the great recent scholars from Makkah was Shaykh Muhammad Yasin al-Fadani (Allah have mercy on him), who was widely regarded during his lifetime as being one of the foremost scholars for …

Rethinking Education Rethinking Education

By Khalid Baig
Although the Muslim world is facing many crises today, probably none has more far reaching consequences than the crisis of education. If in every area we find that our affairs are not being …

Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation

By Mawlana Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomer
Imam Ibn Shihab Zuhri rahimahullah (d. 125 AH) features quite prominently in the discussion of Hadith compilation. It is commonly stated that he was the first to compile the Noble …

The Passing of of a Great Sufi Master: Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar The Passing of of a Great Sufi Master: Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar

By Mufti Siraj Desai
Edited by IlmGate
June 5, 2013
[On June 2, 2013 (corresponding to 23 Rajab)], a great luminary on the firmament of Islamic Spirituality was lost to the Ummah: Arif Billah Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar, rahmatullahi …

Answering an Allegation Against Imam al-Subki Answering an Allegation Against Imam al-Subki

By Mawlana Taha Karaan
The charge leveled against Imâm Taqiyy ad-Dîn as-Subkî is that despite possessing all the requirements for ijtihâd, he did not perform ijtihâd, and preferred to remain within the bounds of his madhhab, …