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The Hidden Gems of Fajr Salaah

The Hidden Gems of Fajr Salaah

For many of us, waking up for Fajr can be difficult and burdensome. However, here are some virtues that we fail to realise! 1) Oath by Fajr As Muslims, we are not allowed to take oaths by anyone other than Allah, But Allah, the Most Majestic can take an oath by anything he wishes. In […]

Rabi al-Awwal:  Humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

Rabi al-Awwal: Humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam)

By Mufti Taqi Usmani From Superstitions into Light Islamic Celebrations No Birthdays The Origins of Christmas Original Islamic Resources What is Wrong with These Celebrations The Transformation of Christmas The Religion is Complete Disagreement About Date Contemporary Seerah Meetings and Shariah Real Message of Seerah From Superstitions into Light Rabi al-Awwal is the most significant […]

Hasan & Husayn: Principles Over Power

Hasan & Husayn: Principles Over Power

“These two sons of mine are the leaders of the youth in Paradise.”1 The Prophet ﷺ Much has been claimed and said regarding the marked departure in political stances between the two grandsons of the Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his family). Quietism versus activism, leads to juxtaposing political compromise […]

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 […]

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 […]

Morning and Evening Duas

Morning and Evening Duas

By: Shaikh ul Arab wal Ajam Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (ra) 1. Dedication All my writings and compilations of this humble servant are collections of the benefits and blessings of the companionship of our spiritual mentor: Muhiyyus Sunnah Hadrat Aqdas Maulânâ Shâh Abrâr-ul-Haqq Sâhib rahimahullâh, Hadrat Aqdas Maulânâ Shâh ‘Abdul Ghanî Sâhib […]

Sufism (Naqshbandiya, Qadriya, Chishtiya, Suharwardiya)

Sufism (Naqshbandiya, Qadriya, Chishtiya, Suharwardiya)

Silsilsa-e-Naqshbandiya ‘One of the Four Great Spiritual Orders’ Introduction The Naqshbandiya Tariqah is named after Hadrat Baha al-Din Naqshband (Radi Allahu Ta’ala anhu) (d. 791/1389)and  is a tariqah that is widely active throughout the world today. It is described as the ‘Mother of all Tariqah’s’ by Shaykh Ahmad al-Faruqi al-Sirhindi (Rehmatullahi alaih) and it also has a very […]

Compulsory Acts of Salah

Compulsory Acts of Salah

Takbeer-e-Tahreema. (To say, “Allahu Akbar”, translator) Qiyaam (To stand). Qiraat (To recite any verse or Surah of the Qur’aan-e-Kareem.) To make Ruku. To make two Sajdahs. To sit for the duration of At-tahiyat in the final sitting. (Qa’eda akherah) If any one of the above mentioned are left out, the Salaat will not take place. […]

Upbringing of children

Upbringing of children

Excellent advice of a Senior Sheikh, Mufti Ahmed Khanpuri (one of the leading contemporary Ulama) advises in one of his talks,  “Why is it that we don’t find books on child upbringing (tarbiyatul awlaad) among the earlier authors?   He says: “It’s because it was not taken as a subject then, a topic to write about. […]

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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