Departing Elders: Mawlana Saleemullah Khan (d. January 15th, 2017)
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Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Saleemullah Khan, the son of Abdul Aleem Khan, was born in District Muzaffarnagar, India. He belongs to Hasanpur, Lohari of Doaba, U.P. which is famous for the many learned scholars and respected …

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What is the Origin of the “Manzil”? What is the Origin of the “Manzil”?

By Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
(Shaykh), I had a question about Manzil, what is its origin and its purpose?
Answer:
The Manzil is popular in [the Indian Subcontinent] and read as a wazifa and hirz for protection.
The Kandhlawi …

Number of Rows in the Janāzah Prayers Number of Rows in the Janāzah Prayers

By Mufti Raḍā’ ul-Ḥaqq
Edited by IlmGate
Question:
Is it Mustaḥab (preferable) to consider an odd number of Ṣaffs (rows) in the Janāzah prayers? Can a Ṣaff be left incomplete taking this into consideration?
Answer:
The virtue of Janāzah Ṣalāh …

Salāt al-Hājah: Its Authenticity and Method of Performance Salāt al-Hājah: Its Authenticity and Method of Performance

By Mawlana Zameelur Rahman
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Assalāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh
Salāt al-Hājah (“Salāh of Need”) refers to performing two or more rak‘ats of optional salāh with the …

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 …

An Introduction to Hadrat Mawlānā Ahmad ‘Ali, the Hadīth Scholar of Sahāranpūr An Introduction to Hadrat Mawlānā Ahmad ‘Ali, the Hadīth Scholar of Sahāranpūr

By Hafiz Abu Unaysah Muhammad Habib
Mawlana Ahmad ‘Ali ibn Lutf Allah al-Hanafi al-Maturidi al-Saharanpuri was among the special students of the great hadith scholar of Delhi, Shah Muhammad Ishaq ibn Muhammad Afdal al-Dehlawi al-Muhajir al-Makki, who …

Services of the Indian ʿUlamā to Bukhāri Studies: A Timely Contribution Services of the Indian ʿUlamā to Bukhāri Studies: A Timely Contribution

By Mawlana Dr. Khalīl al-Rahmān Sajjād Nu’māni [1]
ABSTRACT [2]: The Indian Subcontinent has been an important center of Hadith sciences in the Muslim world throughout history. This article focuses on two Indian Hadith scholars who made tremendous …

Understanding Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s Absence from the Campaigns of the First Three Khalifahs Understanding Sayyiduna ‘Ali’s Absence from the Campaigns of the First Three Khalifahs

By Shaykh Taha Karaan
Question: Why did Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallaahu Anhu) not participate in the wars during the ruling of the first 3 Caliphs? If Hadhrat Ali had no differences with the first three Khalifas, why …

Regarding Imām Abū Hanīfah Studying Under Imām Ja’far al-Sādiq Regarding Imām Abū Hanīfah Studying Under Imām Ja’far al-Sādiq

By Shaykh Taha Karaan
Regarding Imam Abu Hanifah’s allegedly having studied under Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq, please be informed as follows:
Imam Abu Hanifah was the pupil and intellectual successor of his mentor, Hammad ibn Abi Sulayman, …

Did ‘A’ishah (r) Advocate the Murder of ‘Uthman (r)? Did ‘A’ishah (r) Advocate the Murder of ‘Uthman (r)?

Answered by Shaykh Taha Karaan
Question:
Hadrat ‘A’ishah was a severe critic of Hadrat Uthman. How is it that following his murder, she chose to rebel against Imam Ali (as) on the premise that his killers should …