At the Approach of Rajab & Sha’bān
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By Mawlana Mohammad Ibn Haroon
With the sighting of the crescent of Rajab, Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم would anticipate and begin preparations for the month of Ramadan. This is two months in advance! People “live to …

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The Masjid After Ramadan The Masjid After Ramadan

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
perfectly straight and still …

Adopting the Culture of Islam Adopting the Culture of Islam

 
By Mawlana Qari Abdullah Saleem
Transcribed by Hafiz 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. And …

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 …

The Hanafi Stance on Combining Prayers During Travel The Hanafi Stance on Combining Prayers During Travel

By Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
Why don’t Hanafis combine prayers, when there are authentic hadiths about it?
Answer:
In the Name of Allah the Inspirer of truth.

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Understanding the Characteristic of Humility Understanding the Characteristic of Humility

By Shaykh Muhammad Abdullah al-Gangohi [1]

Extracted from Ikmal ash-Shiyam [2]
 Whoever asserts tawaadhu’ (humility) for himself, is undoubtedly a man of pride because when a claim of humility is made, it is made after the perception of one’s (supposed) …

The Islam Women Were Promised The Islam Women Were Promised

By Shaykh Musa Furber
The horrific and heartbreaking news from India is tragic enough on its own: two alleged victims of gang rape have died, one a 23-year-old woman who succumbed to her wounds and a …

A Quick Look at Some of the Usūl of Imam Abu Hanifah A Quick Look at Some of the Usūl of Imam Abu Hanifah

Condensed from Ta’neeb ul-Khateeb of Shaykh Zahid Al-Kawthari
Prepared by Mawlana Muhammad Karolia

It is quite common these days to hear people criticizing Imam Abu Hanifah rahimahullah because “he doesn’t practice on the Hadith of Bukhari that…”. …

Worried about your Sustenance? Worried about your Sustenance?

By Shaykh Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat
Recently, I was approached by a concerned brother who had been facing some difficult times with regards his provision and sustenance. This is something that many of us face at …

Parental Responsibilities and Developing Islamic Character Parental Responsibilities and Developing Islamic Character

By Shaykh Abdullah Kapodravi 
On 7th April 2006, Shaykh Abdullah Kapodravi (db), a prominent scholar from India, made an impromptu speech before Salat  al-Jumu`ah Jumma Masjid, Batley, England. He highlighted the dangers facing Muslims in today’s …

Subjugation of Scholars and Religious Institutions in Colonial India Subjugation of Scholars and Religious Institutions in Colonial India

By Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad
 The Campaign of 1857 and English Terror
Two fronts were opened against the British in 1857 – one to the north of Amritsar commanded by Hadrat Jafar Than-Siri (ra), and the second just …