Shawwal: What to Do On Eid Night, Eid Day, and During the Month
July 23, 2014 – 6:00 am | One Comment

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Edited by Bilal Ali
Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts of hajj are normally performed on the first ten …

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Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams

Collected from Imam Dhahabi’s Siyar A’lam an-Nubala
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By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
9 Jamad-ul-awwal 1427, 5 June 2006
Of all the Muslim rulers who ruled vast territories of India from 712 to 1857 CE, probably no one has received as much condemnation from Western …

Wearing a Watch: Which Hand? Wearing a Watch: Which Hand?

Question:
I just wanted to know in which hand would it be considered Sunna or recommended to wear the wrist-watch.
Answer:
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,
Obviously, it is not possible to find a specific …

Is a Contract Termination Fee Riba? Is a Contract Termination Fee Riba?

Question:

I have signed a housing contract. The terms stipulate that if I wish to vacate the property before the contract period finishes, I will be charged a monetary penalty. If I withdraw from the contract …

Why There Are Differently-Worded Narrations of One Hadith Why There Are Differently-Worded Narrations of One Hadith

By Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
Why are there differently-worded narrations to one hadith?
Answer:
Assalamu alaykum
In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful
There could be many reasons for the differences of expressions found in the narrations:

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When Does the Soul Enter the Fetus? When Does the Soul Enter the Fetus?

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
What grounds do we have to say that life starts at 120 days? The verse of the Qur’an (Surah Mu’minun, 14) seemingly says that life is breathed into the …

Abu ‘l-Kalam Azad Abu ‘l-Kalam Azad

Abul Kalam Azad  (1888- 1958)
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Towards Building Ummah Consciousness Towards Building Ummah Consciousness

By Sohaib Baig
In a society which trains its citizens in the art and philosophy of achieving instant self-gratification, of becoming thoroughly submerged in one’s own bubble of pleasure, it becomes dangerously difficult for one to …

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 …