The Beginnings of Arabic Grammar

Photo Mohammad Ehsai, “Mohabbat (Compassion)” – 2011 By Masood Ranginwala إِنَّا أَنزَلْنَاهُ قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا لَّعَلَّكُمْ تَعْقِلُونَ “Indeed, We have sent it, an Arabic Qur’an so that you all may understand.” (12:2) قُرْآنًا عَرَبِيًّا غَيْرَ ذِي عِوَجٍ لَّعَلَّهُمْ يَتَّقُونَ “It is a Qur’an in Arabic, without any crookedness, in order that they may have Taqwa.” (39:28) […]

Some Protocols of Fatwa in Light of Classical Scholarship

By Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks Ibn Ābidīn (1252 AH), a high standing Hanafi faqīh famously known for his marginal commentary on Radd Al-Mukhtār, wrote a versification know asRasm Al-Mufti (Protocols of Giving Fatwa) which outlines the details of exactly how, and what is obligatory on those who issue fatwa. He declared at the outset of that poem: […]

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 […]

The Cave of Ashab al-Kahf: Where and When?

  Photo DrHalina By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani The location of the cave of the Ashab al-Kahf has been an issue of much conflict amongst the Ulama and researchers. Where is the cave situated in which Ashab al-Kahf slept for over 300 years? Some researchers have reported it to be in the city Ephesus, Turkey. […]

Sha’baan and the coming of Ramadaan

  by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) The phrase, ‘It’s in the air’ alludes to the general feeling or expectation of something to happen in the near future or something which is already present or prevailing. For the Muslim who reaches the months of Rajab and Sha`baan, the presence of Ramadaan is keenly sensed and […]