Clarification on Early Hadith Compilation

By Mawlana Muhammad ibn Haroon Abasoomer Imam Ibn Shihab Zuhri rahimahullah (d. 125 AH) features quite prominently in the discussion of Hadith compilation. It is commonly stated that he was the first to compile the Noble Traditions of Rasulullah sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam. However, this is not entirely correct as it pushes the date of […]

Concerning the Dates of Eid al-Adha and Hajj

By Mawlana Qari Abdullah Saleem Masjid Namira at Mount Arafat – Photo Mustafa Ozer AFP Getty Images Concerning the different rituals of worship of Salat and fasting in Islam, one may not be made to depend on the other. Similarly, Eid-ul-Adha and Hajj are two separate rituals of worship not dependent upon each other. 1. […]

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 […]

The Etiquette of Appearance

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah Distinct Muslim Personality Islam advocates this etiquette and stresses it so as to perfect the Muslim personality and to bring about harmony among people. There is no doubt that embodying such manners and virtues enhances personal style and qualities, refines personality, and brings us closer to the hearts and […]

Commentary on the Ayah of Istiwa’ On the ‘Arsh (Throne)

By Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf ‘Ali Thanawi Translated by Hamood Aleem “He (Allah Most High) then firmly established (istawa) Himself over the Throne” (Qur’an 7:54) means He firmly established Himself over the Kingly Throne and began decreeing orders (ahkams) in the heavens and the earth. In the tafsir (exegesis) of [the verse] “He then firmly […]