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Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra Spending on One’s Family on the Day of ‘Āshūra

By Mawlana Mohammed Haroon Abasoomer
Question:
What is the virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Ashura [the 10th of Muharram] and what is the authenticity of the hadith that encourages this sort of …

Rewards for Good Family Interactions Rewards for Good Family Interactions

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
I’m looking for hadith or Qur’anic verses indicating how men can gain reward from Allah through their relations with their spouses, children, etc. Can anyone give me some direction …

Women’s Mosque? Women’s Empowerment? Women’s Mosque? Women’s Empowerment?

By Khalid Baig
Posted: 11 Rabi al-Thani 1436, 1 February 2015
The Women’s Mosque of America has started operations in Los Angeles. It is not a mosque per se, but the name of a non-profit organization. It began …

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 …

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 …

Working Hand-in-Hand: An Interview with the Wife of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Working Hand-in-Hand: An Interview with the Wife of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani

Question: Shaykh Mufti Taqi Usmani has spent his entire life in the service of Islam with constant effort and hard work. To achieve so much Masha’Allah, he must have a support system at home. Can …

Worried about your Sustenance? Worried about your Sustenance?

By Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat
Recently, I was approached by a concerned brother who had been facing some difficult times with regards his provision and sustenance. This is something that many of us face at some time …

Parental Responsibilities and Developing Islamic Character Parental Responsibilities and Developing Islamic Character

By Mawlana Abdullah Kapodravi 
On 7th April 2006, Shaykh Abdullah Kapodravi (db), a prominent scholar from India, made an impromptu speech before Salat  al-Jumu`ah Jumma Masjid, Batley, England. He highlighted the dangers facing Muslims in today’s …

They Are Your Garments and You Are Theirs: Marital Relation and the Metaphor of the Garment, Reflections on Surat al-Baqarah They Are Your Garments and You Are Theirs: Marital Relation and the Metaphor of the Garment, Reflections on Surat al-Baqarah

By Mawlana Dr. M Mansur Ali
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful.
And though you seek in garments the freedom of privacy you may find in them a harness and …

Child Rearing and their Adherence to the Canon of Sacred Law Child Rearing and their Adherence to the Canon of Sacred Law

By Qadi Abu Bakr ibn al-Arabi
An extract from the book Proximity’s Ladder by Qadi Abu Bakr ibn al-‘Arabi
Be aware that the child is a sacred trust placed in the hands of his parents. His pure …