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Distinctive Traits of the Islamic System of Inheritance

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Uthmani Translated by Muntasir Zaman Islamic law has put in place a fair and wise system of inheritance. The Qur’an and Sunnah have meticulously elucidated the subject without leaving it to human reasoning, which is unable…

The Loss of Reverence and Blessings

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “If the people of my community ever come to attach a lot of significance to this material world, the awe-inspiring effect…

The Benefits of Belief in Destiny (Taqdīr) and Trust (Tawakkul)

By Mawlānā Ashraf Ali Thānawi Edited by IlmGate The belief that everything which happened, is happening and will happen is according to the knowledge, will and command of Allah (SWT) is called Taqdīr. Belief in Taqdīr is compulsory. The advantages of…

Taking Wealth Without the Other’s Wholeheartedness

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translation and Footnotes by Mufti Yusuf Shabbir  Speech delivered in Pakistan on 16th Shawwāl 1434 / August 22nd, 2013 In relation to monetary matters, incautiousness has spread within our society. The Prophet of Allah ﷺ…

The Passing of “Shaykh al-Thāni” Mawlana Abd al-Haqq al-Azami

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir January 1, 2017 إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون. اللهم اغفر له وارحمه واعف عنه ووسع مدخله وابدله دارا خيرا من داره واهلا خيرا من اهله وصبر اهله على مصيبتهم It is with deep sadness that…

Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams

By Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Dhahabi [1] Abu Hanifah an-Nu’man bin Thabit: Abu Yusuf said: “Abu Hanifah was well-formed, was from the best of people in appearance, the most eloquent of them in speech, the sweetest in tone,…

Using Medication Containing Unlawful Ingredients

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The scholars (within the Hanafi School) have differed as to the permissibility of using unlawful (harām) medication. It is related from Imam Abu Hanifa (Allah have mercy…