Qadianism: A Critical Study (Part I)

  By Shaykh Abu ‘l-Hasan ‘Ali al-Nadwi 11th Rabi al-Awwal, 1378 AH Preface Towards the end of December 1957, and in the beginning of January 1958, an International Islamic Colloquium was held in Lahore under the auspices of the Punjab University in which a large- number of distinguished and noted scholars of the Muslim world […]

Can Supplications to the Divine Change One’s Destiny?

    By Mawlana Hamzah Wald Maqbul Having taught basic `aqidah courses several times over, through phone, internet, and the time honored medium of person to person contact, I can tell you that one of the trickiest subjects to tackle is always that of qadr, or divine predestination: are we in control of our own lives, […]

Ruh & Nafs – The View of Qadi Thana’ullah Panipati (ra)

  By Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani (ra) و إذ قال ربك للملائكة اني خالق بشراً من صلصال من حما مسنون. فإذا سويته و نفخت فيه من روحي فقعوا له ساجدين And (remember) when your Lord said to the angels, “I am going to create a human being from a sound-giving clay made of decayed mud. […]

Accepting Islam the Proper Way

By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Question: What is the procedure for a Christian to convert to Islam in order to marry a Sunni Muslim girl? Reply: It is not a correct practice to embrace Islam for the sake of marrying a Muslim girl only. Islam is a composition of certain beliefs and acts. It is […]

We Told You So!

By Salim Williams   Being the winner or being correct can be such a satisfying feeling even if the relative consequence is that others must suffer loss or the feeling of disappointment. The feeling of victory can be heightened by the knowledge that your opponent, of whom you have had previous hostilities and are diametrically […]


 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 […]

From Principle to Practice: Justice in Islam

By Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia   People often question whether Islam is a tolerant religion, whether it tolerates diversity of thought among its adherents and in its interaction with different worldviews.  This question is easily answered when one considers that Allah created diversity, it is an expression of His ultimate creative power; He is the Ultimate […]

Are the Prophets Alive in Their Graves?

  Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: What Aqidah should we have for the people that are dead? Some people say the Prophets are alive in their graves, is this true? Please give me evidence. Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The belief (Aqidah) of the mainstream Ahl al-Sunnah […]

Descent of ‘Isa (peace be upon him)

By Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Shabbir Ahmad ‘Uthmani Translated by Zameelur Rahman Qutaybah ibn Sa’id narrated to us: Layth narrated to us [and] Muhammad ibn Rumh narrated to us: al-Layth informed us: from ibn Shihab: from ibn al-Musayyab: that he heard Abu Hurayrah say: Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “By Him […]

Establishing Creed Through Ahad Narrations

By Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam Question   Could you please explain the difference between Ahad and Mutawatir Hadith? In particular, could you specify how many narrations make a Hadith Mutawatir? Also, are Ahad hadith taken into Aqidah or only Mutawatir? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, A Hadith Mutawatir (continuous) is […]