Muharram: Between Fact and Fiction
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By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijri calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of months …

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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.

Understanding the Characteristic of Humility Understanding the Characteristic of Humility

By Mawlana Muhammad Abdullah al-Gangohi [1]

Extracted from Ikmāl al-Shiyam [2]
Edits and Footnotes by IlmGate
 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 …

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 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 some time …

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

By Mawlana 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 …

What is a Fatwa? Who Can Give One? What is a Fatwa? Who Can Give One?

By Shaykh Musa Furber
Recently at a conference in Cairo, Imam Hashem Islam issued a fatwa (religious edict) to the people of Egypt. His edict was that an upcoming protest, aimed at criticizing Egypt’s President Mohamed …

Three Stages to Tahajjud Three Stages to Tahajjud

By Mawlana Khalid Abdul Sattar
One of the most virtuous of the nawāfil acts of worship is waking up in the middle of the night for tahajjud prayer.  This is that special time when the doors …

The Value of Traditional Islamic Seminaries The Value of Traditional Islamic Seminaries

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (db) has written regarding his journey to Baghdad:
“Baghdad is that city which for centuries had been at the center of the Islamic world. The mere sight …