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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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Who really are the ones possessed by evil jinn?

Who really are the ones possessed by evil jinn?

The worst and the lowest of human effort is the effort of those who seek out fellow-human beings in desperate need – it may be grave sickness, dire poverty or ignorance – and exploit that need to extort money from them and enjoy dominance over them.

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Why study the Sirah?

Why study the Sirah?

Muslims, following the meaning of the word muslim, are those who have surrendered and accepted peace with God. If they have really done that, if they have really accepted the terms of their surrender, Muslims should also be striving to become believers…

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Non-Muslim Festivals

Non-Muslim Festivals

Muslims have responsibilities that are specific to them as Muslims and responsibilities that they share in common with all human beings. Among the latter are responsibilities related to the preservation of one’s life and health and general prosperity…

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