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Story of Isra / Miraj

Story of Isra / Miraj

Adopted from Mariful Qur’aan by Mufti Mohammed Shafi (RA) سُبۡحَـٰنَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَسۡرَىٰ بِعَبۡدِهِۦ لَيۡلاً۬ مِّنَ ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡحَرَامِ إِلَى ٱلۡمَسۡجِدِ ٱلۡأَقۡصَا ٱلَّذِى بَـٰرَكۡنَا حَوۡلَهُ ۥ لِنُرِيَهُ ۥ مِنۡ ءَايَـٰتِنَآ‌ۚ إِنَّهُ ۥ هُوَ ٱلسَّمِيعُ ٱلۡبَصِيرُ Pure is He Who made his servant travel at night from al-Masjid al-Har am to al-Masjid al-Aqsa the environs of which We […]

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The Month of Rajab

The Month of Rajab

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) . It is also a prelude to the month of […]

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Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams

Physical Descriptions of the Four Imams

By Imam Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Dhahabi [1] Abu Hanifah an-Nu’man bin Thabit: Abu Yusuf said: “Abu Hanifah was well-formed, was from the best of people in appearance, the most eloquent of them in speech, the sweetest in tone, and the clearest of them in expressing what he felt.” Hamad bin Abi Hanifah said: […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Month of Muharram

The Month of Muharram

By Mufti Taqi Usmani Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day He created heavens and the […]

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The Fast of Ashura

The Fast of Ashura

By Shaykh Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi The fast of ‘Ashura was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of Islam. It is related by Imam Bukhari on the authority of Ibn-i-Abbas that when the Prophet came to Madinah he found that the […]

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Last Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Last Sermon of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Islamic month of Dhul-Hijjah Year 632 A.C (10 A.H.) in the ‘Uranah valley of  Mount Arafat’ in Makkah. After praising and thanking Allah the Prophet (saws) said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year I shall ever be […]

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