The Cave of Ashab al-Kahf: Where and When?
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By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which Ashab al-Kahf slept …

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Scholars, Students of Knowledge, and Poverty Scholars, Students of Knowledge, and Poverty

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
How does a Muslim scholar, serious student, and others who have devoted their lives to the service of Islam and the Muslims support himself/herself? I ask because this is perhaps …

Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah: Great Scholar, Simple Man Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah: Great Scholar, Simple Man

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In Hyderabad, Dr. Hamidullah was educated at …

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Answered by Shaykh Mohammed ibn Haroon Abasoomer
Question:
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Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
I just wanted to know the ruling on repairing and servicing cars. Many people just take their cars to the mechanic and ask for it to be repaired without …

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By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Translated by Zameelur Rahman
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Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera

Question:
I have a question regarding the text Faza’il-e-A’maal by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi. From many I’ve heard that this text contains many weak hadiths and should …

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Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Question:
Can you explain the rulings with regards to Wudhu and Taharah for a person who has an excuse, such as continuous urine drops?
Answer:
In the name of Allah, Most …

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Answered by Kamil Uddin
Question:
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