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A Hadith on Fasting In Rejab

Imam al-Nawawi said: “Neither prohibition nor praiseworthiness has been established for the month of Rajab in itself, HOWEVER, (1) the principle concerning fasting is that it is praiseworthy in itself, and (2) in the Sunan of Abu Dawud the Prophet  has made the fasting of the sacred months praiseworthy, and Rajab is one of them.” A Hadith On Fasting in Rajab `Uthman ibn Hakim al-Ansari said: “I asked Sa`eed ibn…

STAY AWAY FROM THE SUFIS

A friend of mine told me that she was advised to stay away from the Sufis. And this is not the first time I heard this kind of “wise” advice. In the first place who are the “Sufis” that she was advised to abstain?  True, there are false Sufis or “pseudo-Sufis” (as Tan Sri Prof. Syed Naquib al-Attas always terms them) out there that you must not get close to….

SHEIKH AFIFI: THE ‘AMAL OF THE LIVING FOR THE DEAD

By Shaykh Dato’ Dr Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti* Q. “I read in the Reliance of the Traveller (p. 928)” [which is a complete manual of Islam consisting, in the main part of the book, a translation together with a useful explanation in English of a beginner’s level textbook on Shafi’i fiqh (but a post-Fard ‘Ayn text), the ‘Umdat al-Salik by Imam al-Naqib; while in the other parts of the book, there…

GRAVES OF MUSLIM SAINTS DESECRATED IN LIBYA

by Sheikh Musa Furber Last week, millions of Muslims worldwide celebrated one of Islam’s two annual celebrations, Eid al-Fitr, which follows their completion of fasting the month of Ramadan. For Muslims, Eid is a time for visiting family and friends, and a time for feeling joy and solidarity. During these celebrations, Muslims often feel a heightened sense of belonging to a historically-rooted community and an increased affinity for their heritage….

WHY MUSLIMS FOLLOW MADHHAB?

by Nuh Ha Mim Keller 1995. This essay developed from a lecture given in the United States, Canada, and England in 1994 and 1995. On each occasion, questions were taken, some of the most frequent of which have been answered in the subsequent chapters. The work of the mujtahid Imams of Sacred Law, those who deduce shari‘a rulings from Qur’an and hadith, has been the object of my research for…