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  1. Is Prayer Of Men And Women The Same In Saheeh Bukhari? Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Matter of dispute: The Madkhalees make the argument that the prayer of men and women is the same as it is categorically stated in Authentic Hadeeth that Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallaho Alaihe Wassallam) stated: Pray as you have seen me Pray... Since he didn’t make any distinction in this Hadeeth it equally applies to men or women the same way. Instead of presenting one part of the Hadeeth lets produce the full text from Saheeh Bukhari: Hadeeth: دثنا محمد بن المثنى قال: حدثنا عبد الوهاب قال: حدثنا أيوب عن أبي قلابة قال: حدثنا مالك أتينا إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ونحن شببة متقاربون فأقمنا عنده عشرين يوما وليلة وكان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم رحيما رفيقا فلما ظن أنا قد اشتهينا أهلنا أو قد اشتقنا سألنا عمن تركنا بعدنا فأخبرناه قال ارجعوا إلى أهليكم فأقيموا فيهم وعلموهم ومروهم وذكر أشياء أحفظها أو لا أحفظها وصلوا كما رأيتموني أصلي فإذا حضرت الصلاة فليؤذن لكم أحدكم وليؤمكم أكبركم Narrated Malik (RA): We came to the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and stayed with him for twenty days and nights. We were all young and of about the same age. The Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) was very kind and merciful. When he realized our longing for our families, he asked about our homes and the people there and we told him. Then he asked us to go back to our families and stay with them and teach them (the religion) and to order them to do good things. He also mentioned some other things which I have (remembered or) forgotten. The Prophet then added, "Pray as you have seen me praying and when it is the time for the prayer one of you should pronounce the Adhan and the oldest of you should lead the prayer. [bukhari] Circumstances & Commands in the Hadeeth: There are (4) things to note in this Hadeeth: These were a group of men (no women) who had the blessed oppurtunity of staying in the company of Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) They were ORDERED to pray like Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) They were ALSO ORDERED to call the Adhaan They were ALSO ORDERED for the oldest one to lead the prayer Madkhali selective interpretation of the Hadeeth: If the prayer of the women is the same as men according to this Hadeeth then: How come it is NOT OBLIGATORY OR SUNNAH on women to call the Adhan with every prayer? How come it is NOT OBLIGATORY OR SUNNAH on the oldest women to become Imam in every prayer? Do other Narrations restrict Adhan and becoming Imam for women? If the Madkhali response is that other Ahadeeth restrict calling the Adhan and leading the prayers for women then we say that other Ahadeeth also state that the method of prayer for women is different to men as explained in detail here. Differences in Salah between men and women
  2. Asslamo Allaikum, Mufti A. K. Hossen of South Africa needs no introduction to the English speaking world and can be heard regularly on Cii Radio He visited Iran in January 2013 and here are the recordings of his visit, followed by the excellent Academic Exposition of Mufti Taha Karaan (also from of South Africa). Visit to Iran Summary followed by Q/A There is no better exposition of Shias by Deobandi Scholars in English language. Jazakullah Khairun
  3. Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Let’s cut to the chase here! Most of us weren’t even born when the Indian subcontinent was carved up into India/Pakistan and later into Bangladesh. In addition, despite all the discussions, analysis and insight (of the wise men and women) the 3 geographical entities are here to stay. Pakistan isn’t the model “Islamic” caliphate and a beacon of hope for Muslims worldwide as touted by many Nationalist Pakistanees, in fact it’s a failed state! Bangladesh is no better and has not done spectacularly well after independence and there is no shinning light at the end of the long Tunnel of Bangali Nationalism. The situation of Indian Muslims is dire and with each passing day their outlook becomes even bleaker. Read blog
  4. Hadrat Qari Siddiq Sahib Bandwi (r.a.) was an astonishing personality. When he came to Gujarat the first time, he delivered a talk and said in it: “Brothers! This is very strange. You have a teacher teaching Bukhari Sharif for the entire year. But when it is time to complete the book, you invite a person from U.P. What an absurdity!?” I realized our folly when he said this. Hadrat Qari Siddiq Sahib Bandwi (r.a.) came to Manchester once. Someone said to him, “Hadrat, there are many people here who would like to pledge bay‘ah at your hands.” Hadrat severely reprimanded them against this and said to them: “Brothers! There are some mashayikh (Sufi Shaykhs) in this place. They all have permission from their Shuyukh to accept bay‘ah from others. Why do you not refer to them? I will stay here for five days and go away. How am I going to treat your spiritual ailments? You are not going to write to me [whereby I could treat your spiritual ailments]. If I accept bay‘ah from you, I will be unnecessarily increasing my following. What benefit is there in doing that?” Such was the level of selflessness of our elders. People are coming to them and asking them to accept their bay‘ah, and they are saying to them, “Refer to those who are present here, and show respect to them.” Hadrat repeated this several times for three days, “Increase the respect of the local ‘ulama’, and link the people to your local ‘ulama’.” (An Echo From the Heart: A collection of lectures delivered by Mawlana Abdullah Kapaurdi Sahib)
  5. These are all according to Chishti SilSila and for Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Silsila listen to this
  6. Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Baraktuh, Shaykh (Maulana) Qasim Nanotwi (RA) & Shaykh (Maulana) Ahmed Raza Khan Barelwee (RA) both lived in the time of Newtonian Physics i.e. before Einstein came and revolutionised our understanding of the universe with Quantum Physics and especially with his theory of relativity. It is critical to understand their era before we can understand what I am about to discuss. The understanding of their time was that there was a direct relationship between cause and effect and universe was one-dimensional. Read blog
  7. It is rather unfortunate that we have to spend time to discuss a subject which the Muslim ummah has accepted to be a difference of opinion for over 1400 years just to address some of our enthusiastic brothers and sisters who claim that everything besides placing the hands on the chest in salah is weak! We have our sincere brothers and sisters going from Mosque to Mosque and reprimanding (and chastising) any Muslim who places their hands anywhere in Salah so this is an attempt to show that the narrations instructing to place the hands upon the chest in Salah are infact weak and disregarded. Considering the state of the Ummah we would prefer to spend our time in positive Dawah rather than getting bogged down in polemics but we are left with no choice but to address the matter in a professional and Academic manner which has been turned into a issue to divide the Ummah and cause chaos and in fact the matter is nothing but a storm in a teacup. Before proceeding understand that the placing the hands above the Navel doesn’t mean chest and nearly all narrations of the issue of placing the hands upon the chest will be discussed here with the first one in great detail since it is proclaimed to be the most authentic and the discussions on the rest summarised. Read full article here
  8. Asslamo Allaikum, Are people interested and want to do their homework? Jazakullah Khairun
  9. I thought the same thing because the story is about the mother and title shifts the credit to the husband.
  10. Truly reflects the teachings fo Naqshbandi-Mujaddidi Tareeqa, Masha'Allah
  11. Asslamo Allaikum, Released with the Taufeeq of Allah (SWT) Tableeghi Jamaat: On the scale of Qur'aan & Sunnah
  12. W-Salam Aapa, I wrote it and then teh formatting and the article got completely messed up so I need help with this please. Just for this time I need many eyes reading it and picking errors, please Jzk
  13. W-Salam, Please don't forward this to anyone yet! Kindly read it because I wrote it and then the formatting got corrupted (fonts, colors etc) so read it and inform me of any errors which can be corrected. http://central-mosque.com/index.php/Civil/tableeghi-jamaat-in-the-scale-of-qur-aan-sunnah.html Its already got 282 hits and I haven't even released it yet! Jazakullah Khairun
  14. Asslamo Allaikum, The other way to look at the situation is through the eyes of the victim. Sayyidina Yusuf (AS) was slandered and accused of something which he didn't commit so he refused to come out of Jail until his character was cleared. He didn't simply "Forgive & Forget"! Today, people give lessons of forgiveness to the victim but forgiveness is enocuraged for the victim but justice is his/her right (due) so if the victim has been wronged its his/her right to seek justice. In Islam we are supposed to refute the oppressor and ensure that he/she moves away from oppression whether it is verbal or physical abuse. Very important point. Many people in our times have no regards to these matters. We asked Shaykh (Mufti) Zubair Dudha (RA) to summarise Tassawuff and he stated Shaykh (Maulana) Ashraf Ali Thanwi (RA) said its to prevent usurpion of rights of others and not necessarily just Dhik'r and every other paraphanalia which goes with it.
  15. Asslamo Allaikum, Its appearing now and playing. Jazakullah Khairun
  16. Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Repeatedly in the Qur’aan & Sunnah we are reminded to place our reliance (Tawakkul) exclusively on Allah (SWT) and Allah (SWT) will suffice for all our needs. Allah (SWT) saved Sayyidina Ibraheem (AS) from the fire of Namrod. Allah (SWT) saved Sayyidina Musa (AS) from the army of Fir’uan and the waves of the sea. Allah (SWT) saved Sayyidina Rasul-ullah (Sallallaho Alaihe Wassallam) and Khalifatur-Rasool Sayyidina Abu-Bakr As-Sideeq (RA) from the ferocious men of Quryash who were chasing them with nothing but a spider-web and some pigeon eggs! So how is it Allah (SWT) CANNOT solve our problems? Have the powers of Allah (SWT) diminished and may we be saved from such a belief! Read blog
  17. Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, We are increasingly being approached by practising Muslims brothers and sisters who are concerned by their Internet usage so here are some thoughts... Many of our practising brothers and sisters have only a “traditional” understanding of addiction which is to say that they associate addiction with drugs, alcohol, smoking or even when they associate addiction with the Internet its generally thought to be “P ornogrpahy addiction” etc. The sad reality is that many practising brothers and sisters could be addicted to Internet in continually surfing: Islamic sites Islamic forums Continuously and repeatedly checking emails News sites (BBC etc) Watching youtube Watching movies or TV shows etc You could be spending your time on the Internet on Halal and STILL be addicted Read blog here
  18. Asslamo Allaikum, The doors to Iberian Peninsula (roughly modern day spain) were opened by the Galant 17 year old Muslim General Tariq Ibn Ziyad (RA) between 711-718. Around the 29th of April 711 the army of General Tariq Ibn Ziyad (RA) landed near a mountain and against heavy odds famously ordered all the boats to be burnt and to fight for the sake of Allah (SWT) with the ocean on their back and enemy in the front. The mountain where the army of General Tariq Ibn Ziyad (RA) drew the line in the sand and irrigated the soil of Europe with their blood of Shahadah to this day is called Jabal At-Tariq (Mountain of Tariq, latinised by later Europeans to be Gibraltar) Read blog here...
  19. Reminder for later... http://www.muftisays.com/forums/27-sharing-portal/7348-sumaryofmedicalevaluationsofvariousbirthcontrolmethodsonwomen.html
  20. Asslamo Allaikum Sister LOVE ISLAM, These 3 categories of Tawheed are controversial as the Salaf didn't categorize the Tawheed into 3 and this is what one group of Ulamah state. The others (who categories it such a manner) respond that its a linguistic categorization rather then a technical categorization. In my humble opinion, Muslims should simply affirm their belief in Tawheed of Allah (SWT) and refrain from in-depth technical Aqeedah discussions which are divisive and lead to dispute. Belief is a matter of the heart and the Sahaba (RA) worked on their Eeemaan (which is vital for salvation) and not on technical categorizations and divisions. I wrote this over 3 years and have yet to find someone who disagrees with it. http://www.sunniforum.com/forum/showthread.php?46137-3-min-discussion-with-a-Salafi-about-attributes-of-Allah-%28SWT%29 When you read classical Islamic literature there is almost no entensive debates and discussions on Aqeedah because its a straightforward matter. Jazakullah Khairun Allah (SWT) knows best.
  21. Asslamo Allaikum, There are too many Muslim women who take hormonal drugs and Brith Control Pills and there is no seriousl, professionally written and critiqued article on any Deobandi site which warns our Sisters of the side-effect of this non-nense. Catholic women have access to resarch on many safe Birth control methods and Muslim woman should be informed about these matters, particularly in Asian countries local Muslim women are being devastated by taking these chemicals!
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