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Mirza Ghulam’s Tirade against Jesus Christ
Mirza Ghulam’s Tirade against Jesus Christ

Mirza Ghulam’s Tirade against Jesus Christ(pbuh) (In light of his own Writings) Among his other claims, Mirza Ghulam also stated to be the Promised Messiah of the revelations and superior to Jesuspbuh, the son of MaryRA, in every aspect. However, when he became aware of the authentic teachings (Hadith) of our beloved Prophet Muhammad(SAW) confirming the fact […]

How Reliable is “The History of at-Tabari”?
How Reliable is “The History of at-Tabari”?

Question: I noticed a few troubling quotes in Tabari, such as a narration about Abu Bakr ordering Fatima’s house to be attacked. Can you please tell me: how authentic or reliable of a source do we Sunnis view Tabari? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All Praise is due […]

Is Islam A Political Ideology ?
Is Islam A Political Ideology ?

Talk given by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf I think a very interesting section here is jurisprudence and politics One of the things that modern Muslims have really come to believe is that Islam is a political philosophy, which is very interesting because that at essence is the claim of Zionism. Zionism turned Judaism into a political philosophy […]

Questions Regarding Jama’ah Tabligh
Questions Regarding Jama’ah Tabligh

Q 1.) For an ordinary Muslim (a businessman, a laborer, a farmer, a professional, etc.) who is not associated with a religious organization, is it Fard, Wajib, or Mustahab to go out for three or forty days, etc. with Jama’ah Tabligh?   A 1.) Dawah (inviting people to Islam) and Tabligh (conveying the Message) is […]


A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul ibn Rashid al-Qayrawani al-Maliki (rahimallah)… ‘Some of the students of al-Buhlul said: A letter was handed to Imam al-Buhlul (rahimallah) so he opened it and it was in it: “From a woman from Samarqand of Khurasan [near Afghanistan], I am a woman who committed all types of sins that […]

Allah’s Magestic Name of al-Wadud (وَدُودٌ)

A talk given by Sh Yasir Qadhi on June 14 2016 at the Memphis Islamic Center Allah’s Magestic Name of al-Wadud (وَدُودٌ) Regarding the beautiful and majestic names of our Creator and of the names that are mentioned in the Quran is the name al-Wadud. The name al-Wadud comes from the verb ‘Wadda’ (وَدَّ). And […]

The Blessed Effort of Jama’ah al-Tabligh & the Wrong Practices Adopted by some within the Work
The Blessed Effort of Jama’ah al-Tabligh & the Wrong Practices Adopted by some within the Work

                  by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari The following is not intended to offend anyone; please read with an open heart and mind! One of my respected Shaykhs, Mufti Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him), in a recent lecture, very passionately and sincerely highlighted the wrong practices […]

Have You Heard of the Red Letter Bible?
Have You Heard of the Red Letter Bible?

By Shaikh Khalid Yasin (this is a transcript of a talk given by Shaikh Khalid Yasin) The five Gospels is a 550 page book containing translations of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  550 pages of 4 people who we don’t know what their last names were. Matthew who ? Mark who ? Luke who […]

Why do some Sunni Ulema – like the Deobandis – prohibit the Mawlid?

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam   In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   In an age and time when Muslims are being attacked by the enemies of Islam from every angle possible, to debate and argue about something that is really a non-issue (yes, a non-issue), such as “The Mawlid” is doing injustice […]

Imam Abu Haneefa & Asking help from Prophet (PBUH)
Imam Abu Haneefa & Asking help from Prophet (PBUH)

by Asim ul Haq Some extreme sufis quote this statement of Imam Abu Hanifa to prove their shirk. Mujtahid, Imam ibn al-Hammam (d. 861 AH), mentioned from Imam Abu Hanifa in his Fath al-Qadir (Sharh al-Hidaya) the following narration 2/336 امام اعظم ابوحنیفه یا أكرم الثقلین یا كنز الوری جدلی بجودك و أرضنی برضاكا أنا طامع […]

What do the Scholars Say About Ibn Taymiyya ?

Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam, Darul Iftaa, Leicester , UK  In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Before answering the question, it is imperative to understand that extremism and immoderation is disapproved of in the Shariah. Islam is a religion of moderation and teaches its followers to be moderate in all spheres and walks of life. […]

The Purification of the Heart

Compiled from the works of Ibn Rajab al-Hanbali, Ibn Al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya, and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali   Types of Hearts Just as the heart may be described in terms of being alive or dead, it may also be regarded as belonging to one of three types; these are the healthy heart, the dead heart, and the […]

Exposing The Sins of Your Fellow Muslim

By Abu Abdillah We all know very well that we are all sinners. No matter how good we think we are, how ‘religious’ we look, or how good people think we are, we are ALL sinners – without exception. Sometime or the other, be it in public, in private, in the darkness of night or in […]

Celebrating the Prophet’s Birthday

By Sheikh `Atiyyah Saqr In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah , and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. According to historians, the Fatimides were the first to celebrate the Prophet’s birthday. Qalqashandi, in his book Subh Al-A`sha, says that the Fatimides used to make […]

HIJAB; the Reasons and the Advantages

Allah SWT has commanded us with every action that is good for us and prohibited us from performing every action that is bad for us. Allah SWT orders the Muslim woman to wear the Hijab when she steps out of the security of her home or when in the presence of strange men. So to […]

The Fear of Fame: A Lost Characteristic

The scholars and the righteous of this Ummah always feared fame and becoming well-known amongst the people. They would dislike for their name to be mentioned much and you can see one of them fleeing from the people as if they were a fitnah (trial), whilst at other times you can see one get up […]

The Virtues of Allah’s sacred month of Muharram and Fasting on `Ashura’

By Sheikh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajid Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, the Seal of the Prophets and Chief of the Messengers, and upon all his family and companions. Allah’s sacred month of Muharram is a blessed and important month. It is the first month of the Hijri calendar […]

False Rumours about Imam Abu Haneefah (rahamatullahi alayh)

Once rumours were spread about Imam Abu Haneefa (rahmatullahi alayh) that he has made changes in Deen by giving preference to his own reason and intelligence over the Quran and Hadith. This propaganda also reached Hazrat Muhammad Baaqir (rahmatullahi alayh). Hazrat Muhammad Baaqir (rahmatullahi alayh) was a Sayyid (a descendant of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) […]

Three Gems

By Hadhrat Moulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RahmatullahiAalayh)   About Moulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (RA) Hadhrat Moulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) was an internationally renowned personality. He was an Aalim of a very high calibre and among the great thinkers of the time. Hence he was aptly titled as“Mufakkir–e–Islam”. One of his outstanding […]

Some Sufi Stories

By Tom Thumb These are a few of my favourite stories from the luminous Sufi poet, Rumi, a Persian mystic of the 13th century. Trust God But Tie Your Camel There was once a man who was on his way back home from market with his camel and, as he’d had a good day, he […]

Understanding Islam and mode of dressing

By:  Tajudeen Anifowose B. Sc (Soc), Unibuja In a general belief, fashion in terms of clothing,footwear, accessory, make-up or furnituref, is a  popular style or practice.  It is distinctive and determines class, style and influence behavior in the society. Thanks and glory to the Almighty Allah (Subhana lahi  Taalah) in His majesty who the creator, […]

The Woman: a parable

 By Shaikh Nuh Ha Mim Keller A man was walking through the marketplace one afternoon when, just as the muezzin began the call to prayer, his eye fell on a woman’s back. She was strangely attractive, though dressed in fulsome black, a veil over head and face, and she now turned to him as if somehow […]

Islam is Not an Ideology

The Sin Tax of Ignoring Syntax By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf “If a profligate comes to you with news, make sure you understand it (tabayyanu) and make sure you know it indeed happened (tathabbatu), or else you will attack people out of ignorance and end up in great remorse” (Qur’an 49:6).1   How many fault-finders of […]

The benefits of circumcision outweigh the pain

Question : First I would like to thank you for operating such a service over the internet. I live in a relatively isolated part of the U.K and have had no joy from trying to get an answer to my query from the main Mosque in the U.K (Regents Pk. Mosque). I am a Muslim […]

The health and religious benefits of circumcision

Question : Being not a religious person I wonder why (jewish and)islamic people consider circumcision obligatory. It seems to me that a muslim considers every human being as a perfect creation of Allah. So why doubt this perfection by changing God’s creation? I know of course about hygienic considerations, but I really hope that you can […]

Understanding The Four Madhhabs

The problem with anti-madhhabism  By Sheikh Abdal-Hakim Murad The ummah’s greatest achievement over the past millennium has undoubtedly been its internal intellectual cohesion. From the fifth century of the Hijra almost to the present day, and despite the outward drama of the clash of dynasties, the Sunni Muslims have maintained an almost unfailing attitude of religious […]

Why Humanity Needs Prophet Muhammad

Talk by Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad What I want to talk about is the relevance of our attachment to Rasulullah (s.a.w.) in the context of our minority existence in the Modern West. In Muslim countries, with only a very small, insignificant, regrettable handful of exceptions, the Milad is a public holiday. The daily newspapers, as we all […]

What Happened to Poetry ?

Talk by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf The Spiritual Rumi Conferece, Freemont CA In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The Compassionate. I want to start off by saying that I know next to nothing about Jalaluddin ul Rumi, so I’m not going to talk about Maulana Rumi. I’ve read his poetry in translation, and the Mathnawi several years ago from […]

The Key to True Love – An Islamic Perspective

By Dr. Mustafe Mahmoud Translated by: Amany el-Morshidy (farhopes) Edited by: Catherine Gallgher Despite the appreciation we all have for the feelings of love……and even though love mostly becomes the idol of this age to which incense is burnt and sacrifices are offered by youths’ blood and from men’s reputations….despite the chants that are recited, […]

Spirit of Tolerance in Islam

By Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, Ph.D. Today, the term “Islamic tolerance” causes confusion. So, could you please shed light on the spirit of tolerance in Islam? In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother in Islam, […]