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A Scholar Saying “I Do Not Know” Raises His Rank A Scholar Saying “I Do Not Know” Raises His Rank

By Shaykh Abd al-Fattāh Abu Ghuddah
Abdullah ibn ‘Umar رضي الله عنه says: “Knowledge is of three types: the book that is forever speaking (Qur’an), an established sunnah, and ‘I do not know’.”[1]
In his explanation to …

Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System

By Shaykh Rami Nsour [1]
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
I believe that every American has the duty to know what is going on with incarceration in our country. We house the largest number of prisoners in the …

Twenty Reasons to Be a Scholar of Islam Twenty Reasons to Be a Scholar of Islam

By Mawlana Dr. Omar Hussaini
Edited by IlmGate
1 . To earn the pleasure of Allah SWT.
“Whoever Allah سبحانه وتعالى wants good for, He gives him Fiqh (understanding) of the Deen.” (Bukhari)
2. To gain entry into Jannah.
“Whoever …

The Role of Education and the Responsibilities of Those Who Acquire It The Role of Education and the Responsibilities of Those Who Acquire It

By Mawlana Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi [1]
Edited by IlmGate
Knowledge, I believe, is one and indivisible, and to separate it into parts, into ancient and modern, eastern and western, and ideological and practical is incorrect. As …

That Which is Obligatory Upon Every Muslim to Learn That Which is Obligatory Upon Every Muslim to Learn

By Imam Ibn al-Jawzi al-Hanbali
Translation by Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks
Muhammad bin. Abī Mansūr reported to me from…[1], that Anas bin. Mālik (رضي الله عنه) said that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Seeking knowledge is …

Apprenticeship: The Legacy of Islamic Education Apprenticeship: The Legacy of Islamic Education

By Mawlana Muhammad Ibn Haroon Abasoomer
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
33 Reasons to Study Under a Tutor
Knowledge is attractive and it’s something everybody needs. However, when the correct procedure is not followed, the desired results are lost. …

Reading: The Lost Legacy of Muslims Reading: The Lost Legacy of Muslims

By Mufti Zubair Bayat
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Books – Windows of the Mind
“Books are to the mind what windows are to a home!” Imagine living in a home with no windows. How dark, how stale, how …

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 …

Advice for Parents of Hifz Students: Prospective, Present, and Past Advice for Parents of Hifz Students: Prospective, Present, and Past

By Nawal Academy
Edited by IlmGate
Memorizing the entire Qur’an is a dream many Muslim parents today have for their children. And indeed, this is a goal nobler than many if not all others. However, after children …

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 …