Solar and Lunar Eclipses – Guidelines from the Sunnah
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By Mawlana Ismail Dawoodjee
Edited by IlmGate
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
A solar eclipse took place during the golden era of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ. Consider the following hadith:
عَنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ …

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By Mufti Abdullah Nana
Mawlana Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi رحمه الله writes, “The incident of Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم sacrificing a cow on behalf of his wives during the Farewell Hajj and distributing its meat to his …

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By Shaykh Dr. Shadee Elmasry
The Difference Between A Valid Opinion, An Invalid Opinion, & A Heresy (Zandaqa)
A valid opinion in Islam is an explanation of a piece of evidence (a verse or hadith) that does …

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Mawlana Muhammad Yusaf al-Kanadi [1]
1. If Allah ﷻ knows everything, then why does He put humans through tests and difficulties only to punish or reward them for actions that He already knows they will commit?
True, …

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By Bilal Mohammad
Question
Please explain the story of Mu’āwiyah and Alī رضي الله عنهما in detail about what happened and [did] they [fight] each other for [ruling the Caliphate]?
Answer
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most …

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By Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad
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By Abu Humayd
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah’s chain of knowledge is as follows:
Imām Abū Ḥanīfah
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Ḥammād Ibn Abī Sulaymān
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Ibrahīm al-Nakha‘ī
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‘Alqamah Ibn Qays
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‘Abdullāh Ibn Mas‘ūd
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Rasūlullāh ﷺ
1. Imām Abū Ḥanīfah …

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By Muhammad Suleman Chothia
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
Is “Jazākallāh” mentioned in any Hadith?
Is there a Masnoon reply to it?
Answer:
The Mention of “Jazākallāhu Khayrā“ in Hadith:
When someone does good to us, Islam encourages us to return the favour with good.

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