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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Imam Anwar al-Awlaki - A Question from a Reader on my Islamic Education

I have taken the following from Imam Anwar al-Awlaki's blog as some people criticise him and claim that he is spreading misconceptions and that he does not qualify as an Islamic scholar.


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I have received the following question from one of the readers of my blog:
I am not sure how much you have noticed, but in the West, their is a campaign to undermine your personal credentials as an ‘Alim. The all-too-common tactic of attacking the ‘messenger’ rather than the message itself is being employed in these campaigns.
We want to be able to refute any false claims against you and support all of your works, wholeheartedly. Can you please provide us information regarding the Shuyukh that you have learned under in the past, and who you may be currently learning under? As well as, the source of your ‘ijaza, etc. This will be very important in refuting any slanderous attacks against your credibility.


I have received this question in various forms and the frequency of it increased lately. Here is my response:


The Reality of the Rumour that Imam Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed

There is a rumour that in the bombing in South Yemen by the U.S. on Thursday (23-12-09), Imam Anwar al-Awlaki was killed. Please watch the following video to find out whether it is true or not.

Fasting on Ashura (in Muharram) - 9th and 10th of Muharram

Fasting on the the days of Ashura is a highly recommended (though not obligatory) act as the following ahadith prove.


Friday, December 25, 2009

Punishment Of The Grave


Question
I have read your reply regarding the categorisation of hadith into ahaad and mutawatir. Based upon that principle dear Shaykh, is punishment of the grave taken into aqidah or not?

Holiday Season: An Islamic Perspective

Its Christmas time again and even Muslims have started wishing Christmas to other. Let us look at the origins of Christmas and it will become clear to us whether Christmas should be wished or not.

Friday, December 18, 2009

The New Hijri Year and the Fasting in Muharram

The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The best fasting after Ramadaan is the month of Allaah Muharram, and the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is prayer at night.”

Narrated by Muslim, 1163.

Please see below for the following beneficial Q&A inshaAllah:

=> Ruling on offering congratulations at the beginning of the Hijri year

=>Is it advised to end the year with prayers for forgiveness and fasting?

=>The virtue of observing a lot of naafil fasts in the month of Muharram




Sunday, December 13, 2009

Method of Performing Wudu According to the Hanafi Fiqh

Following is the method of performing wudu and rulings of different matters concerning it, according to the Hanafi Fiqh.



Sunday, December 6, 2009

Method of Offering Salah and its Proofs according to the Hanafi Fiqh (Updated Twice) (To be Updated Soon)

A lot of the narrations mentioned here are actually weak. Inshallah, I will soon post a reviewed method of Salah which is closer to the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (may peace and blessings be upon him). If you are in a hurry, please click the Contact Us button at the top and email us!


(Note: Updated part has been made bold and italicised)

As I mentioned in one of my previous posts that I would publish a post about the Hanafi method of salah, I’ve compiled the various practices of the Hanafi fiqh along with their proofs and it is as follows.
Note that I have chosen to explain the proofs of Hanafi method of Salah because it is the most attacked by people due to its unique practices and also because it has the greatest number of followers.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Eid-ul-Adha

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A very happy Eid to all Muslims.

What Exactly is Eid?

It is a day in which there is a gathering. The word being derived from 'ada-ya 'udu he returned, he is returning, as if they are returning to it i.e. 'Eid. It is also said that the word is derived from 'aadah custom/habit, because they have become accustomed to it. The plural of it being 'Ayad. It is also said: "'Ayadal Muslimun" the Muslims celebrate 'Eid, meaning they witnessed their 'Eid.

Ibn-ul- 'Arabi said: "'Eid was named 'Eid because it returns every year with renewed happiness."

The renowned scholar Ibn 'Aabidin said: "'Eid was titled by this name because in it is the customary beneficence of Allah, the Most High, i.e. various forms of kindness that return, everyday upon His servants. From these are: "Fitr" (eating) after food had been prohibited, Sadaqatul-Fitr, completion of the Hajj by the Tawaf of visiting, the meat from the sacrifices and many other acts. Also because the custom in 'Eid is joy, happiness, cheer fullness and gladness."

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Ten Favourite Days of Allah (swt)

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The ten most favourite days of Allah (swt) have just started. Even though I had thought of writing an article but due to a lack of time, I was unable to do that and already some time has passed.

I just received an email with the following article so I thought I’d post it here instead of wasting more time in writing a new article.



Sunday, November 8, 2009

When is it that Allah (swt) accepts repentance!

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                             In The name of Allah,The Most Merciful,The Most gracious

When is it that Allah (sw) accepts repentance!

Praise be to Allah!If you committed evil but have repented sincerely, and changed your life around for better, then Allah has certainly promised to grant you mercy and forgiveness. It is one of the basic principles of belief in Islam that Allah is All-Relenting, All-Forgiving and All-Merciful.Allah says

“Didn’t they know that it is Allah who accepts repentance of His servants and forgives sins?” (At-Tawbah: 104).

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