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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 this statement, al-Munāwi…

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 world, pay for…

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…

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 obligatory upon every…

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. The trend…

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 dreary! Windows…

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…

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 run properly, the problem…