Definitions of the Principles of Fiqh (Islamic Law)
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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 …

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Weak Hadith and Fada’il al-A’mal Weak Hadith and Fada’il al-A’mal

Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera

Question:
I have a question regarding the text Faza’il-e-A’maal by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi. From many I’ve heard that this text contains many weak hadiths and should …

Rules Related to an Excused Person (Ma’dhur) Rules Related to an Excused Person (Ma’dhur)

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Question:
Can you explain the rulings with regards to Wudhu and Taharah for a person who has an excuse, such as continuous urine drops?
Answer:
In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, …

Approaching Doubtful Matters and Exercising Precaution: An Explanation of a Hadith on Halāl and Harām Approaching Doubtful Matters and Exercising Precaution: An Explanation of a Hadith on Halāl and Harām

Answered by Kamil Uddin
Question:
“The halal is clear and the haram is clear. Between the two there are doubtful matters concerning which people do not know whether they are halal or haram. One who avoids them …

Within the Shadow of a Doubt Within the Shadow of a Doubt

By Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar
The following is a transcription of a portion of a lecture entitled Protecting Your Spiritual Wealth delivered by Shaykh Husain Abdul Sattar with additional notes and references by Mawlana Ahsan Syed.
When …

The Dislike of the Salaf with Regards to Giving Religious Verdicts The Dislike of the Salaf with Regards to Giving Religious Verdicts

By Imam Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali
This is similar to the hatred of the Salaf al-Salih (the Pious Predecessors) that a person should put himself forward to give religious verdicts (fatawa) and to crave them, and to …

The Legal Ruling on Burning the Holy Quran The Legal Ruling on Burning the Holy Quran

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt
Question:
I.M.W.S. Is a community based organization for the community and provides various services for the community. In the past we have purchased burial grounds in the local cemetery and used …

Accountability for the Things We Do Not Know Accountability for the Things We Do Not Know

By Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf
Question:
Are we accountable for the things which we do not know, for example if there is a fault in our prayer or an fiqh issue? Will we be accountable for these things?

Answer:
Assalamu …

The Fiqh of Body-Piercing The Fiqh of Body-Piercing

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari

Question:
Is having one’s nose or ear pierced allowed in Islam? What is the ruling regarding piercings in Wudu and Ghusl? Does the water have to enter the hole of …

Imam Zafar Ahmad Uthmani Imam Zafar Ahmad Uthmani

He was the authoritative scholar of the Islamic sciences, the Qur’anic exegete, Hadith expert, jurist, and Sufi, Zafar Ahmad ibn Latif ‘Uthmani al-Thanawi. He was born the 13th of Rabi’ al-Awwal, 1310 ah. His mother …

The Ruling on Employee Stock Options The Ruling on Employee Stock Options

By Shaykh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo
Question:
Can you suggest any other literature regarding the propriety of …