The Cave of Ashab al-Kahf: Where and When?
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By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which Ashab al-Kahf slept …

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Translated by Marcia K. Hermansen
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Answered by Mufti Muhammad Zubair Butt
Chair, Al-Qalam Shariah Panel
Question:
Respected Al Qalam Scholars
In the name of the Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful
In recent years, Muslims living in the UK have been fortunate in being able to …

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Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
I was just wondering what parts of a Halal animal are impermissible to eat. I recently heard that there are certain parts of a Halal animal that remain Haram. …

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By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani
Question:
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Answered by Bilal Ali
Question:
What can one do to increase his memory and focus?
Reply:
Here are a couple of brief tips:
1. Guard your gaze and your ears. There can be nothing more distracting than …

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By Mufti Rashid Ahmad al-Ludhyanwi
Translated by Mufti A.H Elias and edited by Bilal Ali

Question:
What is the esteemed opinion of the respected scholars on the now customary gathering of people in the masjids on the …

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Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
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By Khalid Baig
We observe Ramadan every year. Do we also listen to it?
Ramadan is the most important month of our calendar. It is a tremendous gift from Allah in so many ways. In our …

Religious Bravery Religious Bravery

By Shaykh Muhammad ‘Izaz ‘Ali
Translated By Kamil Uddin
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By Shah Wali Allah al-Dihlawi
Translated by Marcia K. Hermansen

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