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Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Silence

Silence

قالوا: أخبرنا عن الكلام والصمت أيهما أفضل؟ قلت: الصمت أفضل إلا إذا لم تجدوا مناصا من الكلام الذي فيه خير ونفع، فإن الصمت وقاية ضد ورطات يوقع الإنسان فيها لسانه إيقاعا، يغرُّه النطق وتحريك شفتيه غافلا عن يوم تخمد فيه الحركات، ويختم فيه على الأفواه،ويحاسب فيه على كل ما نطق به من دقيق وجليل حسابا عسيرا غير يسير

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Some Reflections on ‘Aqidah

Some Reflections on ‘Aqidah

A creed is a special kind of formal statement of religious belief or collection of such statements. A very good and justly famous creed among the Sunnis is the document known as al-‘Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah. I will be discussing it at some length.

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The Meaning of Ijāzah

The Meaning of Ijāzah

They asked: We see you greatly welcoming the quest for Ijāzah from various teachers, both verbally and in writing, and we see you placing them in a position of tremendous esteem and respect, even coveting them without end.

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Sahih al-Bukhari

Sahih al-Bukhari

The Sahih is the most reliable record of how God’s Messenger, salla-llahu`alayhiwasallam, understood and explained and put into practice every aspect of the mission entrusted to him. We all know that Imam al-Bukhari…

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How to Benefit from the Qur’an

How to Benefit from the Qur’an

Today I will be talking about different aspects of how we, as believers, can get from the Qur’an the benefit that, by the grace of God, it offers to us. That benefit is guidance. The guidance of the Qur’an is, for Muslims, not just a matter of knowing the list of concrete…

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Surrogate Motherhood

Surrogate Motherhood

Your question about surrogate motherhood was as follows: Since the surrogate mother is being injected not with sperm, but a fertilized egg, I’m having difficulty understanding the basis of necessitating zawaj (marriage)…

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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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