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Jurisprudence of Muslim Minorities

Jurisprudence of Muslim Minorities

مسلمان اقلیتوں کے مسائل فقہ اسلامی کی روشنی میں بقلم: ڈاکٹر محمد اكرم ندوى آكسفورڈ فقہ الاقلیات کا مفہوم: بین الاقوامی استعمال کے مطابق اقلیت ایک سیاسی اصطلاح ہے، جس سے مراد کسی ملک کی وہ جماعت یا جماعتیں ہیں جو نسل، زبان، یا مذہب میں وہاں كى اکثریت سے مختلف انتساب...
The evil eye

The evil eye

Translated by Hala Akram and Aisha Akram A question was put to me by the well known Quranic scholar, Ustādh Nouman Ali Khan about the truth of the evil eye. The answer: Imam Bukhari narrates in his Sahih from Abu Hurayrah, and Imam Muslim narrates in his Sahih from...
The Most Ridiculous Question

The Most Ridiculous Question

Translated by Dr. Abu ZaydThey asked: To atheists, we affirm the existence of God and point to the causes of everything, and then to the causes of those causes until we arrive at the cause of all causes, the Prime Mover, God, who is the creator of the heavens and...
Practices on the Days of Dhu al-Hijjah

Practices on the Days of Dhu al-Hijjah

It is recommended that one give special attention to the day of `Id al-Fitr and the ten days of Dhu al-Hijjah by remembering Allah and glorifying Him. `Abdullah ibn `Abbas reports that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “No good deeds done on other days are...
Passing of Shaykh Salman al-Mazahiri

Passing of Shaykh Salman al-Mazahiri

الشيخ سلمان المظاهري في ذمة الله تعالى بقلم: د. محمد أكرم الندوي توفي مساء اليوم (يوم الاثنين تاسع عشري ذي القعدة سنة إحدى وأربعين وأربعمائة وألف)، شيخنا المجيز المربي الجليل الشيخ السيد محمد سلمان المظاهري الكاندهلوي، رئيس جامعة مظاهر العلوم بسهارنفور، الهند، وهذا...
Missing jumu`ah without excuse

Missing jumu`ah without excuse

Question: There is hadith in Abu Dawud that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Whoever misses jumu`ah without a good reason should give in sadaqah one dinar (a gold coin); if he can’t find one, then half. Is it obligatory for us to give this amount if we miss...
Eulogy on Moulana Farahi

Eulogy on Moulana Farahi

Written by Allamah Syed Suleman Nadwi Translated from Arabic into English by Syed Huzaifah Ali Nadwi This world is an astounding place. And perhaps the most startling occurrence is when what one fears most transpires – the unimaginable. We submitted this...
Desire is desire, not will

Desire is desire, not will

Translated by Hala Akram and Aisha Akram. During this lockdown period, you are confined to your homes. Madrasahs are not yet open. You wish to continue your studies at home, engage in regular activities and make the most of your time. You set aside time to read...
Prayer in the mosques during the easing of the lockdown

Prayer in the mosques during the easing of the lockdown

The covid-19 pandemic has caused massive disruptions in the lives of millions of people all over the world. There is, first of all, the personal suffering of those who have had to cope with the loss of members of family and other loved ones –– the officially recorded...