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Is the Rise of Thurayya Star a Sign of the End of an Pandemic ?
Is the Rise of Thurayya Star a Sign of the End of an Pandemic ?

15 April 2020 Dr. Zulkifli bin Mohamad Al-Bakri Federal Territory Mufti, Malaysia Question: Assalamualaikum ustaz. I heard in a video that a speaker spoke about a hadith of the Prophet PBUH which is narrated in Musnad Ahmad that the Prophet PBUH said if a star rises, then calamity will end. In Arabic, it is said […]

 
How to Cope with Self-Isolation, According to a 9th Century Islamic Philosopher
How to Cope with Self-Isolation, According to a 9th Century Islamic Philosopher
 
Sayyiduna Umar and the Plague of  Amawas
Sayyiduna Umar and the Plague of Amawas

Shaykh Suhail Motala Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says that ‘Umar ibn Khattab set out for Syria. When he got as far as ‘Sargh’, the commanders of the army, Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn Jarrah and his companions met ‘Umar and told him that a plague had broken out in Syria. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas said, ‘Umar […]

 
Prophet Muhammad’s Incredible Tips for Surviving a Pandemic
Prophet Muhammad’s Incredible Tips for Surviving a Pandemic

(translated from the abc.es Spanish article) April 2020 1,300 years ago, the founder of Islam already recommended isolation and hygiene measures to combat infectious diseases José Manuel Nieves Frequent washing your hands, staying at home, not touching anything, isolating yourself from others … With the planet practically paralyzed and half Humanity confined to their homes, […]

 
A Perspective on the Pandemic – ShaykhAbdal Hakim Murad
A Perspective on the Pandemic – ShaykhAbdal Hakim Murad

Bi’smi’Llahi ’r-Rahmani ’r-Rahim Taking a normally familiar stroll through Cambridge’s city centre I find myself, subhanAllah, rather staggered by the difference these two weeks have made. The little roads call to mind the way Sundays used to be: they are nearly deserted; but this particular day of rest will stretch on for weeks and months, […]

 
The Mysteries of Purity
The Mysteries of Purity

Being A Translation With Notes of The Kitab Asrar al-Taharah of Al-Ghazzali’s “Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din” By NABIH AMIN FARIS PREFACE Though one of the most important works coming down to us from Medieval Islam, no single part of the Ihya”Ulum al-Din appeared in English, or any European language at that, until Duncan B. Macdonald published […]

 
What is Sufism ?
What is Sufism ?

Annemarie Schimmel – Mystical Dimensions of Islam In recent years many books have been published on Sufism and the spiritual life in Islam. Each of them has touched upon a different facet, for the phenomenon usually called Sufism is so broad and its appearance so protean that nobody can venture to describe it fully. Like […]

 
The Sufi path
The Sufi path

William C. Chittick More than a thousand years ago, a teacher called Ali the son of Ahmad, who hailed from the town of Bushanj in eastern Persia, complained that few people had any idea of what “Sufism” was all about. “Today,” he said, speaking Arabic, “Sufism is a name without a reality, but it used […]

 
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 […]

 
Sincerity
Sincerity

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 […]