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The Beard between the Salaf & Khalaf

The Beard between the Salaf & Khalaf

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION Definition: The Arabic word for beard is lihyah. It derives from lahy (jaw) and lahyan (the two jaws). Thus, a beard is defined as the hair that grows on the cheeks and jaws- [Al-Qamus ul-Muhit by al-Fayruzabadi, and Lisan ul-Arab by Ibn Manzur]. It includes the hair that grows on the temples, […]

The Method of Salaah in the Light of Authentic Ahadith

The Method of Salaah in the Light of Authentic Ahadith

Aspects of the Salaat with evidences used by the Hanafi Madhhab [Sifatus Salaah: The Method of Salaah in the Light of Authentic Ahadith] Shaikh Muhammad Ilyas Faisal, Madina al-Munawwara  With thanks from the providers  CONTENTS Introduction Why Follow and Imam? Difference of Opinion Follow One Imam Only Authenticity of Hadith The Purpose of this Book About […]

What is the Origin of the “Manzil”?

What is the Origin of the “Manzil”?

By Mawlana Tameem Ahmadi Edited by IlmGate Question: (Shaykh), I had a question about Manzil, what is its origin and its purpose? Answer: The Manzil is popular in [the Indian Subcontinent] and read as a wazifa and hirz for protection. The Kandhlawi family would give a lot of importance to it and it was a custom of […]

The Month of Safar

The Month of Safar

“Safar” is the second month in the Islamic calendar. It is one of “Al-Ashhur-al-hurum” the four sanctified months in which battle was prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). However, no specific mode of worship or other special rules are set by the Shari’ah to observe this month. Some people believe […]

Righteous Deeds with the Same Reward as Hajj & Umrah

Righteous Deeds with the Same Reward as Hajj & Umrah

From Anas bin Malik, may Allah be pleased with him, who said:  “The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said:  ‘Whoever prays the morning prayer in congregation then sits remembering Allah until the sun rises, then prays two units of prayer has the reward like that of Hajj and `Umrah.’”  He said, “Allah’s Messenger, sallallahu `alayhi […]

Time is Precious, What can be Accomplished in One Minute!

Time is Precious, What can be Accomplished in One Minute!

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “When I say ‘Subhaanallah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah illallah, wallahu akbar (Glory be to Allah, praise be to Allah, there is no god except Allah, and Allah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me than all that the sun rises upon.” (Narrated by Muslim). In one […]

Productive Holidays

Productive Holidays

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated, “There are two blessings which many people waste: health and free time.” (Bukhari) The holiday period is generally a time when people have time to spare. We can while away that time in frivolous and at times sinful pursuits or we can utilise such opportunities productively. The holidays […]

Things that Break One's Fast (QAZA & KAFFARAH)

Things that Break One’s Fast (QAZA & KAFFARAH)

Things That Break One’s FAST Things that break one’s fast are of two kinds. Some make only Qaza necessary, whilst others make both Qaza and Kaffaarah compulsory. * QAZA: To keep one fast in place of the one that breaks, or is broken intentionally. * KAFFARAH:To keep one fast after another for sixty days continuously. […]

The Virtues of Fasting

The Virtues of Fasting

From Bahishti Zewar 1. Rasulullah said: “The sleep of a fasting person is regarded as an act of ibaadah, his remaining silent is regarded as a tasbeeh, the reward for his good deeds is multiplied, his duas are accepted, and his sins are forgiven.” 2. It is mentioned in a Hadith that fasting is a […]

Ramadan: Month of Patience and Sympathy

Ramadan: Month of Patience and Sympathy

Salman, Radi-Allahu anhu, reports, “On the last day of Shaban Rasulullah addressed us and said, ‘O people there comes over you now a great month, a most blessed month in which lies a night more greater in virtue than a thousand months. It is a month in which Allah has made Fasting compulsory by day. […]

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