By A.K.M Ayyub Ali A detailed discussion of the fundamental principles of Islam led Muslim scholars in the second and thir/eighth and ninth centuries of Hijrah to philo­sophical reasonings on the nature and attributes of God and His relation to man and the universe. As a result, a new science of Muslim scholasticism called ‘Ilm […]

Is the Friday Prayer Obligatory After the Eid Prayer?

 By ‘Allamah Ibn Rushd al-Qurtubi Translated by Shaykh Hamzah Wald Maqbul A Translation From the Bidayat al-Mujtahid of Ibn Rushd al-Hafid al-Qurtubi, An Authoritative Manual on the Fiqh of the Four Madhhabs and the People of the Sunnah. [The people of knowledge] have differed about [what to do] when the ʿid and the Friday fall on the same […]

Accountability for the Things We Do Not Know

Answered by Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Question: Are we accountable for the things which we do not know, for example if there is a fault in our prayer or an fiqh issue? Will we be accountable for these things? Answer: Assalamu alaykum. In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful. It is necessary for every Muslim […]

Weak Hadith and Fada’il al-A’mal

Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera   Question: I have a question regarding the text Faza’il-e-A’maal by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi. From many I’ve heard that this text contains many weak hadiths and should not be read for the hadiths all are not saheeh. Is this correct? If so, please explain if […]

Abrogation in the Quran

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translated by Dr. Swaleh Siddiqui Abrogation is translated from the Arabic wordnaskh which literally means “to erase; to compensate.” Its technical definition is “to repeal a legal order through legal argument”. In other words, sometimes Allah enforces a legal edict that is relevant only to a particular situation. Later, in His […]