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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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The Role of Reason

They asked: The philosophers are the people of intellect and worth, and of sense and reason, and so on what basis do you clash with their statements and depart from their views? And why do they differ so greatly among themselves with these outrageous differences the likes of which are not found in any other discipline of knowledge nor in any other group?

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The True Meaning of Study

They said: Something has confounded us and as you are our teacher, can you please remove for us the confusion and clarify for us the correct way to look at it? I said: I have never spared any effort in clarifying what is right and explaining, in revealing the truth and lifting the veil. So what is it that you find difficult and whose reins escape you?

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What do you have?

An Indian cinema star once said to a little boy “I have a luxury vehicle, a towering mansion, and millions of rupees – what do you have?”

The boy responded “I have my mother”…

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Don’t Waste Ramadan

Don’t Waste Ramadan

The Prophet (saw) said that he was sent to make things easy for the believers. His sunnah for deciding the times of the daily prayers, and the beginning and end of Ramadan, was meant to make things easy so that the people would come together, in good will and trust, and worship together.

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