Muharram: Between Fact and Fiction
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By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijri calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of months …

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Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar Reflections on Hijrah and the Muslim Calendar

By Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia
The Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (upon him blessings and peace) over a span of twenty-three years. The Prophet recited each verse according to its pre-ordained order in the …

A Discourse on the Colonized Muslim Subject A Discourse on the Colonized Muslim Subject

By Dr. Hatem Bazian
Today’s events in the Muslim world [are] chaotic and incoherent if we fail to account for the past two hundred years of modern history and the entanglement with colonialism and then the …

Is it Sunnah to Reply to “Jazākallāhu Khayrā”? Is it Sunnah to Reply to “Jazākallāhu Khayrā”?

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.

An Amazing Dream: Meeting Between Shaykh Fazlur Rahmān Azmi and Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir An Amazing Dream: Meeting Between Shaykh Fazlur Rahmān Azmi and Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir

By Mufti Atiqur Rahman Azmi
Translated by Muhammad Abdul Khaliq Yusuf
Edited by IlmGate
Shaykh Zuhayr ibn Nāsir al-Nāsir resides in Madīna Munawwara. He is a Ḥanafī and is inclined to taṣawwuf. Some of Shaykh al-Ḥadīth’s students went …

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 …

Imām Abū Ja’far al-Tahāwi: His Life & Works Imām Abū Ja’far al-Tahāwi: His Life & Works

By A.K.M Ayyub Ali, M.A, Ph.D
Abu Ja’far Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Salamah al‑Azdi, al‑Hajri, al‑Tahawi, was born at Tahā, a village in upper Egypt. His forefathers came from the Yemen to Egypt and settled there …

The Esteemed Qur’ānic Exegete: Shaykh Muhammad Ali al-Sābūnī The Esteemed Qur’ānic Exegete: Shaykh Muhammad Ali al-Sābūnī

Edited by IlmGate
Shaykh Muhammad ‘Alī al-Sābūnī was born in the city of Aleppo in Syria in 1930. His father was one of the senior scholars of Aleppo. He received much of his initial and formal …

Is it Proper to Refer to a Scholar as “Mawlānā” ? Is it Proper to Refer to a Scholar as “Mawlānā” ?

By Mufti Waseem Khan 
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
I heard that the word Mawlānā means master and that you cannot address anyone with that title as Mawlānā. Can you please clarify?
Answer:
The word Mawlānā is an Arabic word which is combined of two …

Some Aspects Concerning the Jinn Some Aspects Concerning the Jinn

By Mawlana Qari Muhammad Tayyib al-Qasimi
Translated by Mohammad Javed Qasmi
Edited by IlmGate
Rights of Jinns
Jinns too live in this world having basic rights to food, shelter and security, which nobody can deny them. The way they …

An Introduction to the Three Types of Nafs An Introduction to the Three Types of Nafs

By Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed [1]
Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid
Question:
Can you please explain the different types of nafs, nafs-e-ammara, nafs-e-lawwama and nafs-e-mutmainna.
Answer:
In the Qur’an-e-Kareem the word nafs is used in two ways.