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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 […]

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 […]

Valentine's Day Makes no Sense for Muslims

Valentine’s Day Makes no Sense for Muslims

Muhammadullah Qasmi Deoband, INDIA This is the tragedy of our time that our youths are bent on accepting every glitter of the modern era as fashion and symbol of progress. There are many things that, at first sight, seem odd, strange and indecent, but with the gust of advertisements, media coverage and competitions of commercial […]

Four Aa’maal for Rain

Four Aa’maal for Rain

There are four Aa’maal (deeds) which we can all perform to attract the mercy of Allah. Insha-Allah, through these acts He will send down beneficial rain. 1. SADAQAH: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated, “Sadaqah extinguishes the anger of Allah.” A few rands a day will not hurt our pockets in the least. Make […]

Takbeerat of Tashreeq & Sunnah on day of Eid

Takbeerat of Tashreeq & Sunnah on day of Eid

1. Recite the the Takbeerat of Tashreeq aloud 1 time after every salah beginning at Fajr on Wednesday (9 Zhul Hijjah) until Asr on Sunday (13 Zhul Hijjah). 2. The Day of Arafah (9 Zhul Hijjah) is Wednesday, September 23. The Messenger of Allah (s) said: “Fast the Day of Arafah, for indeed I anticipate that Allah will forgive (the […]

Definitions Of The Terms Used In Connection With Hajj

Definitions Of The Terms Used In Connection With Hajj

Afaqi: Afaqi is the person who lives outside Miqat boundaries such as Indian, Pakistani, Egyptian, Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian and so on. Ash-hur-E-Hajj: The months of Hajj i.e. complete months of Shawwal, Zi-Qa’da and half of the month of Zilhijja. Ayyam-e-Tashriq: The days from 9th to 13th Zilhijja wherein Takbir-e-Tashriq is regularly proclaimed. Bab-us-Salam: With this […]

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