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Some Protocols of Fatwa in Light of Classical Scholarship

By Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks Ibn Ābidīn (1252 AH), a high standing Hanafi faqīh famously known for his marginal commentary on Radd Al-Mukhtār, wrote a versification know as Rasm Al-Mufti (Protocols of Giving Fatwa) which outlines the details of exactly how,…

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 the transmission of hadith.…

Differences in Women’s Prayer

By Mufti Abdullah Nana Question: In the Hanafi madhhab, what is the best way for a woman to pray? Some say just like the Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam but then others say he advised wives to pray differently. If we are…

Performing Tashahhud Using Sighat al-Khitab (the 2nd Person)

By Imam Rashid Ahmad Gangohi Translated by Tameem Ahmadi Question As-salamu ‘alaykum: Can the ‘ulama comment on the issue as to why we read al-salamu ‘alayka ayyuhannabiy (peace be upon you, O Prophet) in tashahhud and not al-salamu ‘alannabiy (peace…

The Accusation of Irja’ against Imam Abu Hanifah

By Shah Waliullah al-Dahlawi Translated by Mawlana Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi Tafhim (Instruction): All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of the worlds. Allah send prayers, blessings and peace on the Chief of the Messengers, his family and all his Companions. To…

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…

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 Traditions of Rasulullah sallallahu…

Ensuring a Strong Bond – Seeking Forgiveness

By Mawlana Khalid Abdul Sattar One of the first steps on the path to Allah Most High is to ensure that we seek forgiveness from those wrong actions we have committed in the past. Each time we sin, disobeying Allah…

The Etiquette of Appearance

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah Distinct Muslim Personality Islam advocates this etiquette and stresses it so as to perfect the Muslim personality and to bring about harmony among people. There is no doubt that embodying such manners and virtues…

The Status of Salah

By Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Edited by IlmGate It should be remembered that in Salah, one communicates with one’s Lord, therefore, one should consider how one offers his/her Salah. Allah ta’ala has commanded us to establish the Salah. Establishment means…