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  1. Asslamo Allaikum, Insha'Allah with the Taufeeq of Allah (SWT) we will start from Friday the 04th of January 2012. Jazakullah Khairun
  2. Artcile updated with response from Sister Yasmin & then Shaykh (Maulana) Mohammad Daniel's response.
  3. http://www.muftisays.com/blog/Muadh_Khan/3104_12-12-2012/windows-8--sign-of-things-to-come.html Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Windows 8 is the latest Operating System release by Microsoft aimed at consumers. First look at Windows 8 interface shows that its fast to boot, slick and filled with Social Networking & Leisure tools i.e. you can tweet, post on Facebook, manage your music library and watch your favorite youtube videos with ease and with touch and herein lies the problem. Metro (interface for Windows 8) is designed for touch like your phone or ipad instead of a mouse and keyboard so while it whizzes,slides and flies beautifully it is rather clunky and cumbersome to be used as a "productivity tool" in a corporate environment. Here is the punch line Windows 8 is designed for content consumption rather then content production! Microsoft's approach with Windows 8 sort of sums up the direction of the world population i.e. most people simply C-O-N-S-U-M-E whatever is thrown at them and have no ability to intelligently decipher, dissect, critique and analyze the content. Take a look around you and analyze all the new gadgets and pieces of technology emerging all around you and you will notice that they are designed for content consumption or at best bite sizing knowledge. We have ran www.central-mosque.com for over 10 years and communicated with countless Muslims across the globe and its shocking to note the degradation in Academia where you have to explain things to absolutely miniscule level for people to get to the bottom of an issue. People can longer R-E-A-D properly let alone analyze text and get behind the text and critique it. When you study classical Islamic texts, you notice that they discuss broad principles and as students progressed their understanding accordingly deepened. All classical texts are to be understood through a Scholar who has learnt it, practiced it, immersed himself/herself in it and collected the pearls from the bottom of it. While twitter/facebook/google +/youtube content is live in the moment and can't remember 10 minutes later! As a Muslim concerned with the Aakhira we need to seriously think about our content consumption? I mean what are we intellectually consuming? Is it simply glitzy, jazzy, whizzy and pretty or does it actually have some substance behind it? Next time when you are whizzing around on your phone or running your fingers on your new laptop with Windows 8 think for a moment about Islam's rich heritage of Scholars who were into content production! Following classical Scholarship is about trusting critical and analytical research i.e. when Imam Abu Haneefa (RA) & Imam Malik (RA) REJECTED the opinion of doing Wudhu after eating Camel meat they explained their reasons in detail. They knew the Hadeeth, they analysed the chain, then analysed the text, then analysed the practise of the Salaf upon it and then gave their opinion, and both have two separate reasons for reaching the same conclusion (more or less). Imam Ahmed Ibn Hanbal (RA) had at his disposal the research of Imam Malik (RA) & Imam Shafae (RA) at his disposal and YET gave a Fatwa which is complete opposite to the two earlier illustrious Imams. We would simply google the Hadeeth and can’t be bothered to read the research of three (3) Imams about the actual narration and we do consider ourselves Mujtahids and above and beyond the need for sound Islamic Scholarship! Jabir b. Samura reported: A man asked the Messenger of Allah (may peace he upon him) whether he should perform ablution after (eating) mutton. He (the Messenger of Allah) said: Perform ablution it you so desire, and if you do not wish, do not perform it. He (again) asked: Should I perform ablution (after eating) camel's flesh? He said: Yes, perform ablution (after eating) camel's flesh. He (again) said: May I say prayer in the sheepfolds? He (the Messenger of Allah) said: Yes. He (the narrator) again said: May I say prayer where camels lie down? He (the Holy Prophet) said: No. [Muslim] Sadly we are more like Windows 8 then the S-A-L-A-F!
  4. Asslamo Allaikum, Today many Muslims are infatuated with the concept of Love & Romance due to the continous bombardment of the Media. The truth is that you are supposed to treat your wife kindly and with affection even if there is no Love and display the best of Akhlaaq. A man upon the Sunnah will look after the wife due to Fear of Allah (SWT) and continue to do so...Consider the following saying of Sayyidina Umar (RA). قد روي عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه أنه جاءه رجل يريد تطليق امرأته ، فلما سأله عمر عن السبب : قال : إنه لا يحبها ! فردَّ عليه عمر رضي الله عنه : وهل لا تُبنى البيوت إلا على الحب ؟ فأين الرعاية وأين التذمم؟ أورده في كنز العمال It was narrated that a man consulted Sayyidina ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab (RA)about divorcing his wife and ‘Umar said to him: “Do not do so.” “I do not love her,” the man argued. ‘Umar may Allah be pleased with him said, “Are families built only on love? Where is, then, mutual care and the maintenance of rights and duties?”
  5. Asslamo Allaikum All, http://central-mosque.com/index.php/Table/Qur-aan/Arabic/ With the Taufeeq of Allah (SWT) and assistance of knowledgable members of the forum, I would like to propose starting a course on the 3 part Madina Series Arabic on the forum. If you are intrested please respond to this thread as the course will assume no previous knowledge of Arabic apart from the ability to read Qur'aan. If Masha'Allah you have skills to assist please also respond to this thread and offer your help. All course material will be provided to you and all your queries will be answered to the best of our ability. Jazakullah Khairun
  6. "Shia'ism is renowned for lies, (historical) forgery and (Hadeeth) fabrication and the following series of talks and booklet (English & Arabic) are one of the best detailed exposition of Shia'ism (also known as Rafidhi'ism) through its own sources by Shaykh (Mufti) Taha Karaan (HA) of South Africa" http://central-mosque.com/index.php/Beliefs/academic-exposition-of-shia-ism-and-its-dangers.html
  7. Mirza Ghulam Ahmed Qadiyani [1835-1908]: Indian National from the province of Punjab who falsely claimed prophethood and unanimously declared Kaafir by agreement of Muslim Scholars since he neither repented nor retracted his views. Qadiyanees: Those who believe in the false claim of Mirza Qadiyani and unanimously declared Kaafir by agreement of Muslim Scholars. Lahorees: Offshoot of Qadiyanees and registered group from Lahore (Pakistan) who consider Mirza Qadiyani to be Mujaddid (reviver of Islam) and unanimously declared Kaafir by agreement of Muslim Scholars. http://central-mosque.com/index.php/Refutations/who-are-qadiyanees.html
  8. Asslamo Allaikum, Plenty of unscented Anti-Perspirants & Deodarants easily available for Sisters to use. Best review is for Right Guard Total defense 5
  9. Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Alhumdolillah, we would like to inform our respected readers that we will use the site of Shaykh (Mufti) Taha Karaan (HA) to serve the Fiqh needs of the those who are students of the Madhab of Imam of Ahlus-Sunnah Abu ʿAbdullah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi‘i (RA) Please open a new thread with the appropriate titles and share the Islamic knowledge. May Allah (SWT) reward you with the best of rewards in this world and the next (Ameen). Jazakulah Khairun
  10. Asslamo Allaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh, Alhumdolillah, Shaykh Mukhtar (HA) who is currently based in Mauritania has agreed to take questions and provide responses dealing with the Fiqh of great Imam of Ahlus-Sunnah Malik Ibn Anas (RA). Please open a new thread with the appropriate title and be as detailed as possible in your query. May Allah (SWT) reward you and the Shaykh (HA) with the best of rewards in this world and the next (Ameen). Jazakulah Khairun
  11. Abstract: We urge all Muslims to take note of these series of events wherein our American Muslim Sister Yasmin Mogahead will be addressing a mixed gathering and Shaykh (Dr) Akram Nadwi (HA) will also be appearing at one of events alongside her. This event is being organised by Alburuj Press headed by Br Zaid and we request all Muslims to contact Alburuj Press & Br Zayd ul Islam , Shaykh (Dr) Akram Nadwi (HA), Sister Yasmin Mogahead and advise them to place appropriate barriers and safeguards in place or refrain from attending these series of events and also discourage others from doing the same. Read full article here:
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