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The Islamic Scholarship Programmes

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Upcoming Short Courses

Hanafi Fiqh Essentials

This course aims to cover the essential legal aspects of ritual worship based on the book ‘Al-Fiqh al-Islami’ by Shaykh Akram Nadwi.

Bukhari & Tirmidhi

This year-long course with Shaykh Akram Nadwi will provide a detailed study of hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan al-Tirmidhi.

Tafsir Series

[Surah al-Isra | Surah al-Kahf | Surah Ta-Ha] In this year-long course with Shaykh Akram Nadwi, three important chapters (surahs) of the Quran will be studied with theological, legal and spiritual emphases.

Usul al-Shashi

This four-part course with Shaykh Akram Nadwi will provide a detailed study of the Principles of Jurisprudence based on the text Usul al-Shashi.

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News and Articles

Shaytan’s Tricks

Most people most of the time do not intend to do bad things (crimes and sins, like lying, stealing, defrauding, raping, killing, backbiting, etc.). Most people most of the time intend to do good things (or ‘neutral’ things, things whose good or bad value is not known). The Shaytan would be wasting much of his energy…

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Mixed classes for men and women

Some people from India, where I used to teach, have put to me the following question: Why now do you teach classes in which men and women students share the same space? [By ‘the same space’ is meant a space without any sort of physical partition.] Since the question addresses my own practice, I am obliged to answer for myself.

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The Month of Ramadan

The Month of Ramadan

Translated by Dr. Abu Zayd They asked: What is the meaning of the month of Ramadan? I replied: It is a month of blessings, abundance, happiness, and beauty. In it, the Qurʾān was revealed as guidance for humanity, guidance that is self-evident and clear....

The Soundest Book

The Soundest Book

They asked: What is the greatest book? I replied: After the Book of God, the greatest book undoubtedly is the Ṣaḥīḥ of Imām Bukhārī, entitled al-Jāmiʿ al-Musnad al-Ṣaḥīḥ al-Mukhtaṣar min Umūr Rasūlillāh wa Sunanihī wa Ayyāmihī. Nothing like it has ever been authored in Islam or any other tradition.

Two questions regarding congregational prayer

Two questions regarding congregational prayer

Many people have asked me: As we are compelled to pray in our homes, can we follow an imam via live broadcast by radio or TV or other means of ‘live-streaming’? A congregational prayer is valid if there are two or more than two doing the prayer in the same space.

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