The Distinguished Researcher and Litterateur: Mawlana Manāzir Ahsan Gīlāni
February 27, 2015 – 7:00 AM | No Comment

“All of the manāzir of Manāzir Ahsan are ahsan.” – Mawlana Thanawi
Mawlana Manāzir Ahsan Gīlāni رحمه الله is often referred to as Muhaqqiq al-Islam (the researcher of Islam), Sultān al-Qalam (King of the Pen), and Mutakallim al-Millah …

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By Imam Ibn Kathir
“Who has made the earth a resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as …

How to Make a Proper Will How to Make a Proper Will

By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
What are the rules for making such a will, if one would like to make one? For a woman who has a husband, one son, three brothers, and whose both …

The Status of the Hadith on the Obligation of Seeking Knowledge The Status of the Hadith on the Obligation of Seeking Knowledge

By Bilal Ali Ansari
Question:
What is the status of the ḥaḍīth: “Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim male and Muslim female”? I have been told that it is fabricated but then I hear it quoted …

The People of Al-A’raf The People of Al-A’raf

By Shah Waliullah al-Muhaddith al-Dahlawi
Translated by Shaykh Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi
Companions of the A’raf [a boundary between Hell and Paradise] are of various types. Some of them are as follows:
[1] People whom the message of Islam …

Bid’ah and the Salaf’s Worship Bid’ah and the Salaf’s Worship

By Imam Abu ‘l-Hasanat ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Laknawi
“Bid‘ah and the Salaf’s Worship” by Imam Abu ’l-Hasanat ‘Abd al-Hayy al-Laknawi (d.1504 AH). Edited and revised with explanatory notes by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
Chapter 1
The practices of …

Women Seeking Medical Treatment from Male Doctors Women Seeking Medical Treatment from Male Doctors

What are the guidelines in women seeking treatment from men doctors? Is it permissible to visit a male doctor when a female doctor is available, especially when one may have to expose the Awra?
Answer:

The Road from Makkah The Road from Makkah

By Khalid Baig
Hajj is obligatory once in a lifetime on those who can afford it, but it benefits the entire Ummah. Islam’s acts of worship have multiple dimensions and they are organized at multiple layers. …

Speaking Plainly to the West Speaking Plainly to the West

By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi
This is the first occasion on which I have had the privilege of addressing the mighty German nation to convey to them the message of Islam in this great city …

Mawlana Anzar Shah Kashmiri: A Tribute to His Life and Services Mawlana Anzar Shah Kashmiri: A Tribute to His Life and Services

By Muhammadullah Khalili Qasmi

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Weak and Fabricated Hadith in Ghazali’s Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din? Weak and Fabricated Hadith in Ghazali’s Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din?

Answered by Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
Is it true that Ihya’ Ulum al-Din by Imam Ghazali contains weak and some fabricated hadith? I read this on a website.
Answer:
Assalamu alaykum,
In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of …