Definitions of the Principles of Fiqh (Islamic Law)
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By Shaykh Zahir Mahmood
Fard and Wājib
While the majority of jurists regard fard and wājib as synonymous, the Hanafis draw a clear distinction between the two. Ishāq ibn Ibrahim al-Shāshi, in defining the two, states, “Linguistically …

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Advice for Parents of Hifz Students: Prospective, Present, and Past Advice for Parents of Hifz Students: Prospective, Present, and Past

By Nawal Academy
Memorizing the entire Qur’an is a dream many Muslim parents today have for their children. And indeed, this is a goal nobler than many if not all others. However, after children have memorized …

The Basis of Mawlānā Thānawi’s “Remedies from the Holy Qur’an” The Basis of Mawlānā Thānawi’s “Remedies from the Holy Qur’an”

By Zameelur Rahman
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh.
In A‘māl e Qur’ān of Hazrat Mawlānā Ashraf ‘Alī Thānawī, he extracts remedies and solutions from the Holy …

Some Protocols of Fatwa in Light of Classical Scholarship 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 …

Differences in Women’s Prayer 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 …

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

Ensuring a Strong Bond – Seeking Forgiveness 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 …

The Status of Salah The Status of Salah

By Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali
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 …

The Masjid After Ramadān The Masjid After Ramadān

By Naeem Nasrullah
Ramadan came and the masjid brimmed with joy
from daybreak to sunset, men, women, and children overflowed its sacred halls
light emanated out from their ardent worship
magnificent chandeliers adorned the uplifted roof

Adopting the Culture of Islam Adopting the Culture of Islam

By Mawlānā Qāri Abdullah Saleem
Transcribed and Translated by Mawlānā Ahsan Syed
Allah has created our life in a very unique manner. The things we require, in fact what every creation requires, He has provided them for us. …

The Passing of of a Great Sufi Master: Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar The Passing of of a Great Sufi Master: Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar

By Mufti Siraj Desai
June 5, 2013
[On June 2, 2013 (corresponding to 23 Rajab)], a great luminary on the firmament of Islamic Spirituality was lost to the Ummah: Arif Billah Mawlana Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar, rahmatullahi alayh. The …