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Hajj

Hajj

The Hajj represents for Muslims all the hopes and aspirations, all the testing and hardships, and all the consolations, of worship. It combines all the major pillars of worship: affirmation of trust in God and His Messenger…

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The Appropriate Methodology for Teaching Grammar

The Appropriate Methodology for Teaching Grammar

قالوا: ما رأيك في المنهاج التعليمي في عامة مدارس الهند المطبقة للمنهاج “النظامي”؟ قلت: فيه مفاسد ومساوئ أبرزتها في مقالي السابق “المنهاج التعليمي النظامي”، فلا أعيدها، ومن أراد الاطلاع عليها، فليرجع إلى ذلك المقال
قالوا: فما إصلاحه؟

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A New Perspective on the Hanafi Madhhab

A New Perspective on the Hanafi Madhhab

قالوا: ما معنى الدين والمذهب؟ قلت: الدين إطاعة الله ورسوله، وهو صراط الله المستقيم الذي أوحاه إلى نبيه صلى الله عليه وسلم، والمذهب في الأصل هو المنهج التطبيقي للدين، ثم تطوَّر إلى منهج فكري كذلك، وقد حدث لدى المتأخرين من أتباع المذاهب الفقهية

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The True Meaning of Ḥasan

The True Meaning of Ḥasan

They asked: Can you clarify for us the meaning of ḥasan ḥadīth? I replied: Experts of ḥadīth also have three usages of this term. They asked: What are they? I replied: The term ḥasan-ṣaḥīḥ is used for a report whose source is known…

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The True Meaning of Ṣaḥīḥ

The True Meaning of Ṣaḥīḥ

They asked: What is the true meaning of the ṣaḥīḥ (sound) ḥadīth? I replied: Experts of this discipline have used it for a variety of meanings, all of which have in common the reliability or verification of a report’s attribution to its source.

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From the Sirah of the Prophet ﷺ – The Messenger as a Teacher

From the Sirah of the Prophet ﷺ – The Messenger as a Teacher

قالوا: حدِّثنا عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم معلِّما. قلت: قد حالفكم التوفيق في سؤالكم هذا نامًّا عن صفاء طبائعكم وطهارة سرائركم، فما أجهل الناس به صلى الله عليه وسلم معلِّمًا! تدنى مستواهم وهبط هبوطا، وفسد عقلهم واختل تفكيرهم أيما اختلال

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The Length and Number of Units of Prayer

The Length and Number of Units of Prayer

They asked: What are the obligatory and sunnah prayers (ṣalāh), and what is the number of their units (rakʿahs)? I replied: I have mentioned to you in a previous article that our prayers are scheduled…

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Tarawīḥ Prayer is not Obligatory

Tarawīḥ Prayer is not Obligatory

They said: Some people before us have condemned in very severe terms those who don’t perform the Tarawīḥ prayer. I replied: This condemnation is extremism in the religion of God and strictness where it doesn’t belong…

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Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, whether of women or men or children, cannot be prevented by law. At most, law agencies can punish abuse after it has happened and has done the terrible, lasting psychological and social damage that it does.

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