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A Discourse on the Colonized Muslim Subject

By Dr. Hatem Bazian Today’s events in the Muslim world [are] chaotic and incoherent if we fail to account for the past two hundred years of modern history and the entanglement with colonialism and then the emergence of post-colonial nation-states.…

Attaining Fanā al-Qalb: Annihilation of the Heart

By Shaykh Zulfiqar Ahmad “And that person who was dead, we gave him life and we granted him a light because of which he walks amongst people.” (Surat al-An’ām, verse 122) A heedless person is like a corpse, whereas truly…

Mawlānā Muhammad Mustafa Azami & His Contributions to Hadīth 

By Mohammad Najeeb Qasmi (Riyadh) Translated by Nehal Anwar Qasmi (Najran) Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid Mawlana Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Azami was born in Mau, Uttar Pradesh, India around 1930 AD (1350 AH). He graduated from a well-known Islamic seminary…

Is it Sunnah to Reply to “Jazākallāhu Khayrā”?

By Muhammad Suleman Chothia Edited by IlmGate Question: Is “Jazākallāh” mentioned in any Hadith? Is there a Masnoon reply to it? Answer: The Mention of “Jazākallāhu Khayrā“ in Hadith: When someone does good to us, Islam encourages us to return the favour with…

Definitions of the Principles of Fiqh (Islamic Law)

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 fard means to…

Reprimanding Men for Denying the Āthār of Ibn ‘Abbās

By ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi Translated by Zameelur Rahman [Translator’s note: The treatise Zajr al-Nas ‘ala Inkar Athar Ibn Abbas by ‘Allamah ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Lacknawi was written three years after Mawlana Muhammad Qasim Nanotwi’s Tahdhir al-Nas min Inkar Athar Ibn…

That Which is Obligatory Upon Every Muslim to Learn

By Imam Ibn al-Jawzi al-Hanbali Translation by Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks Muhammad bin. Abī Mansūr reported to me from…[1], that Anas bin. Mālik (رضي الله عنه) said that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every…

An Obituary of the Humble Ascetic: Shaykh Shukri al-Luhafi (1920-2015)

By Shaykh Mohammed Daniel al-Muhajir al-Dimishqi Edited by IlmGate July 22, 2015 إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون، إن لله ما أخذ وله ما أعطى وكل شيىء عنده بأجل مسمى  عن الحسن قال: “كانوا يقولون: موت العالم ثلمة في الإسلام لا…