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  1. Who are the Blind Followers? By Maulana Abu Usama Ayyub. This book discusses the issue of taqleed and responds to attacks made against it. Written mostly in a question/answer form, it handles "difficult questions" on the subject in an easy to understand manner. Second, revised edition. From the publishers: Some of the issues tackled in this book are: What is the need for different madh-habs when there is one Quran and one Nabi? Why do only four Madh-habs exist? Can all four schools of jurisprudence be concurrently correct
  2. A couple were once seated for meals. Suddenly a knock was heard at the door from a beggar standing outside. The husband in a fit of rage approached the beggar, scolded him and chased him away. As time passed it so happened that this wealthy man became poor. He lost his entire empire and eventually even ended up divorcing his wife. Life continued. She remarried and now was seated for meals with her new husband. Again a knock was heard at the door from a beggar. Her husband told her: “Take this food which was prepared for us and give it to the beggar outside.” She did as he instructed her bu
  3. QUESTION> I wish to ask, if we are allowed to pierce our belly button, eyebrows, or any part of our face... Is this allowed in Islam? <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, The scholars agree that it is permissible for a woman to have her ears pierced to wear an earring since that was customary in the time of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), and also because it is considered to be an adornment for women. Similarly they have even permitted the piercing of the nose as women in some communities do, for it is also co
  4. Q. What does Quran / Hadith say about performing Masah over socks? A. Assalāmu `alaikum Warahmatullāhi Wabrakatuh, Making masah on cotton socks is not permissible because they do not meet the requirements outlined by the jurists. One may make masah on leather socks with the relevant injunctions. ( قوله أو جوربيه ) الجورب لفافة الرجل قاموس ، وكأنه تفسير باعتبار اللغة ، لكن العرف خص اللفافة بما ليس بمخيط والجورب بالمخيط ونحوه الذي يلبس كما يلبس الخف شرح المنية ( قوله ولو من غزل أو شعر ) دخل فيه الجوخ كما حققه في شرح المنية وقال : وخرج عنه ما كان من كرباس بالكسر : وهو الثوب من القطن الأب
  5. In the Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful Forty Hadith Qudsi . Hadith Qudsi are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him) as revealed to him by the Almighty Allah. Hadith Qudsi (or Sacred Hadith) are so named because, unlike the majority of Hadith which are Prophetic Hadith, their authority (Sanad) is traced back not to the Prophet but to the Almighty. Among the many definitions given by the early scholars to Sacred Hadith is that of as-Sayyid ash-Sharif al-Jurjani (died in 816 A.H.) in his lexicon At-Tarifat where he says:
  6. Raeesa Nurani, sunniforum.com The green valley of Yarmouk, with its large river and lush vegetation, is a place unknown and forgotten. Yet, it was here that we see the army of Islam display such valour and heroism that even those who disbelieved were reduced to tears when witnessing the honesty of the Muslims. The year was 15 AH wherein Syria was ruled by the Roman emperor Heraclius, who on learning about the Muslims entering Syria became extremely frustrated. He failed to understand how an inferior army of the Muslims could challenge the mighty Roman Empire. However, indeed it was
  7. One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick. Suddenly, my daughter, spoke up from her relaxed position in her seat. “Dad, I’m thinking of something.” This announcement usually meant she had been pondering some fact for a while, and was now ready to expound all that her six-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear. What are you thinking?” I asked. “The rain,” she began, “is like sin, and the windshield wipers are like Allah wiping our sins away.” After the chill bumps
  8. Question I read through the questions and answers regarding the following of the four imams. I still feel confused about this because you gave examples of imam shafi'i's and imam Abu hanifa's teaching about bleeding and wudu. Why is it that we have to follow a single imam? Why can’t we look for the most authentic source and follow that because prophet Muhammad SAWS taught us one way not many ways on a certain aspect. Yes I believe that the four imams were great people and they did follow Qur'an and Sunnah. But why are there different teachings? It should be more or less the same teachings.
  9. Did you write it or did you copy it from wlsewher? Brother its important that we source all posts so they can be checked (specially when Qur'anic verses are sited becuase we need to be sure of the translation which is being used. Jazakallah
  10. Assalaamu 'alaykum could you please mention the source of this article? It woulk be appreciated. Jazaakallah
  11. What is pride? Hadrat Abdullah bin Masood (ra) states that Rasulullah (saw) is reported to have said, “A person that possesses an atom of pride in his heart will not enter Jannat.” A person (that was present in the gathering) said, “Verily a man likes good clothing and shoes?” Rasulullah (saw) replied, “Verily Allah is beautiful and loves beauty, Pride is to reject or disregard the truth and belittle people” (Muslim Sharif). Pride generally exists in Deeni matters and worldly matters. A person has pride over material possessions (such as cars, homes, furniture etc.) that one has acquir
  12. Wa'alaykumus salaam Insha Allah this formula will be useful to help those in difficulties
  13. QUESTION> Can a woman give bay’a (allegiance) in the spiritual way with a male Shaykh/scholar? How? What are the limits? How does the communication take place between the Shaykh and the female murid? My inclination is that communication should be through me. Please could you provide details in the various aspects? <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, It is perfectly permissible for women to take the oath of allegiance (bay’a) with a shaykh, for this has been explicitly proven in the Qur’an. Allah Most High says: “O Prophet! When believing women com
  14. Q. I need some advice. I know for a fact that a woman is not allowed to use perfume before going out of her home. But some women use deodorants profusely & claim that it is not the same as perfume. Can you kindly clarify? (Query published as received) A. It is not permissible for a female to emerge from her home with fragrance emanating from her. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When a woman emerges from her home to go to the Musjid, she should rid herself of fragrance like how she rids herself of impu
  15. Solely on His Mercy do I depend What else is there as my defence?
  16. “At the start of the year, we need to keep in mind that one more year of our lives has gone. If our actions were evil, and we were treading the path to Jahannam, we have now come one year closer to it. And if we were in search of Jannah then we now have one year less to reach that goal. In brief, the end of the year means the end of a year of our lives. An Arabic poet says, The passing of days please a person, But this passing(in reality) is the passing of his life. We need to always value each and every second of our lives, as we may not be live to see the 1st of Muharram next year; in f
  17. An Innocent Girl, An Innocent Dove An innocent girl, like an innocent dove I was, I had never felt even a simple nicotine buzz. A high school girl, friends and homework were my past time, I never thought I would have the substance to write out this rhyme. I had met who I thought was a nice guy and this all started on that day, little I knew that it was my innocence he wanted to slay. He just kept looking at me from afar with a smirk on his face, he kept smiling, this is a past I want to erase. He came over and innocently said "Hi", I was stupid to respond, now how I wish I
  18. Let me tell you a sad story, sit down, the story of how my heart broke and I broke down. It was an innocent day in an innocent time when I made eye contact with this pretty little dime, this girl, she was so hot, that she stole my heart right then and there, right on the spot. I swear her eye liner was worse than black magic, what happened to me after was just very tragic. I became a statistic, another caught in the trap and now all I got out of it was this ridiculous rap. But if these few bars can help someone else from stop seeing the stars, the fake illusions of premarital l
  19. The Other Doors Our 4 year old son has some fairly serious health problems, so we are "frequent fliers" at the local children's hospital. Two weeks ago, our son was there for several days having surgery. As stressful as that was for us, my visits to that hospital almost always leave me feeling grateful. Why? Because of "the other doors." As I walk the corridors of that hospital, I pass doors leading to many different departments. I pass the department where surgeons reconstruct children's faces. I pass the department where specialists treat children who have been tragically burned.
  20. What is pride? Rasulullah has apprised us of its ingredients namely, non-acceptance of the truth and regarding people as inferior. Some people don’t accept the truth even though they know it is the truth. They say, "We do not accept what the Molvis have to say." This is pride. The second sign of pride is that one regards others as inferior. Rasulullah did not use the word ‘believer’ in the hadith but he said, ‘an-nas’, that is all the people. Thus, even if you regard a kafir as inferior, you have pride. Now you may ask how can we not regard a kafir as inferior. Well remember that it is obl
  21. Shaykh al-Hadith Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi [1315 - 1402 A.H.] He was born in the village of Kandhla (in Uttar Pradesh, India) on Ramadan 10, 1315 ah (February 12, 1898 CE). His full name was Muhammad Zakariyya ibn Muhammad Yahya ibn Muhammad Isma’il, and his lineage continues all the way back to Abu Bakr (R.A.), the great Companion of the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Shaykh Abu l-Hasan Nadwi said about him, ‘Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya was born into a household rooted in knowledge and passion for Islam. His immediate family and his predecessors were distinguished by firm resolve, persever
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