Timbuktu: A Paradise in Shambles

  By Shehu Abdulqadr Colonialism is one fettered wound that time has failed to heal. And what can heal a wound which has defied the soothing balm of time except the sustained efforts of the truly committed whose only goal in life is the pleasure of their Lord and Creator, Allahu Subhanahu wa ta’ala. Pitiable […]

When Does the Soul Enter the Fetus?

  By Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari Question: What grounds do we have to say that life starts at 120 days? The verse of the Qur’an (Surah Mu’minun, 14) seemingly says that life is breathed into the body after the bones are clothed with flesh, but it does not specify how long after. What 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 […]

The Status of the Turban in Light of the Sunnah

  By Shaykh Fadhl al-Rahman al-A’zami One must affirm that there can be absolutely no doubt in the fact that each and every Sunnah of our beloved Prophet sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam is considered supreme and well worthy of emulation by a true believer and follower of his esteemed lifestyle. In fact a true lover […]

The Chronology and Background of Quranic Revelation

  By Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani Translated by Dr. Swaleh Siddiqui. Revised and Edited by Rafiq Abdur Rehman and Bilal Ali The Noble Quran is Allah’s Divine Word. Hence it is secure in a Preserved Tablet about which the Quran states: Rather, [this] Quran is a glorious Heavenly Recitation, [that you receive, O Prophet, and] […]