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Tell us: “What are you?”

Tell us: “What are you?”

They said: You have authored “Al Fiqh Al Islami” according to the madhab of Abu Hanifah Nu’man ibn Thabit, may Allah have mercy on him, collating the school’s evidences therein, and you have written a biography on him; so you are a Hanafi.

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The Best Madrassa

The Best Madrassa

They said: You have worked in Oxford for twenty years on an academic project looking at the history of the Islamic sciences in India and its Madrassas and centres of learning. So what is the best madrassa in the long history of India…

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Nuzhat al-Nadhr

Nuzhat al-Nadhr

الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيدنا ونبينا محمد الصادق الأمين وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين، ومن تبعهم إلى يوم الدين، أما بعد

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Wiping on Socks

Wiping on Socks

They said: What is your opinion regarding Shaykh Mohammad Nimr al-Khatib? I said: He is our teacher. The most erudite, the prolific and high narrator of hadith, the virtuous, al-Sayyadi al-Rifa‘i al-Husaini, hailing from the Palestinian frontier town of Haifa.

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Combining Prayers whilst Travelling

Combining Prayers whilst Travelling

In the name of God, the Abundantly Compassionate, the Ever Merciful They said: Is it true that you combine Zuhr with Asr and Maghrib with Isha whilst travelling, by advancing one (jam‘ ta‘jil) or delaying the other (jam‘ ta’khir)?

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Knowing the Exalted Lord

Knowing the Exalted Lord

They asked: Inform us of our Lord, bringing Him closer to our perception, without being overly excessive nor deficient through our expressions. I replied: What an excellent matter you have aimed and strived for…

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The Virtue of Sabr

The Virtue of Sabr

First, we must understand the meaning of the word, that is, look at its application in different contexts and situations. After that, we can reflect on what the virtue of it is. Sabr is of two kinds, active and passive; and found in two forms, individual and collective.

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Advice to the New Generation of Nadwa

Advice to the New Generation of Nadwa

The new graduates of Nadwa who are about to step into a practical life are the future of the Nadwatul Ulema movement and are an invaluable asset to the Muslim community. At this important juncture of their lives…

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The Jumu’ah Khutbah in Non-Arabic

The Jumu’ah Khutbah in Non-Arabic

I once entered a mosque in Oxford with some Arab friends of mine to perform Jumu’ah prayer at its beginning time. The Imam, as is the practice followed in non-Arab countries, was preaching to the people in his native language.

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Shaykh Akram Nadwi on Sahih Muslim

Shaykh Akram Nadwi on Sahih Muslim

In our social media age, where “great scholar” is perhaps recklessly applied, Shaykh Akram Nadwi stands forth as arguably the leading traditional Islamic scholar in the West whose high repute is matched by his excellent published works…

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