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Reduction (Qaṣr) in the Prayer

Reduction (Qaṣr) in the Prayer

Translated by: Tariq PandorThey said: What is the default regarding performing prayer (ṣalah)?I said: The default concerning the prescribed prayers is that they be performed in a house of Allah (i.e. a masjid) in congregation (jamāʿa), meeting their conditions...
Guidelines for Muslims on Coronavirus

Guidelines for Muslims on Coronavirus

Coronavirus Covid-19 has reached all countries and continents and has just recently been declared a global pandemic. Many are circulating all sorts of information, precautions and treatments as a response to this outbreak, leading to more anxiety, confusion, and...
Principles and applications

Principles and applications

Both general principles and concrete applications must be learnt together for creation to fulfil its Creator’s purpose. If you don’t learn how to interpret an engineering design into an engineered object, then all your engineering skills will be spent on repeating a...
Dajjal

Dajjal

There is no reliable information about Dajjal that is sufficient responsibly to change your behavior or your policies. What, then, is the point of the Prophet’s giving any information, however limited, about Dajjal? The answer must begin by reflecting on what need...
Settling disputes between Muslims in the UK

Settling disputes between Muslims in the UK

The primary function of courts in any jurisdiction, Islamic or otherwise, is to settle disputes according to rules that both disputing parties know and agree. One of the main functions of the state is to uphold the authority of the courts and then to enforce their...
مجلس سماع وعلم

مجلس سماع وعلم

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم مجلس سماع وعلم بقلم: د. محمد أكرم الندويأوكسفورد عقد معهد السلام مجلس سماع للحديث الساعة الخامسة إلى السابعة مساء الأحد سابع رجب سنة 1441هـ بلندن عاصمة المملكة المتحدة، حضره العلماء والطلاب رجالا ونساء في عدد كبير، قرأ فيه الشيخ العالم المسند...
How to engage with what is happening in our time

How to engage with what is happening in our time

I generally avoid commenting on political issues, because in my experience doing so only serves to complicate and multiply the weaknesses of my fellow Muslims. I prefer to focus on  matters which can waken people to a strong realization that they have a common purpose...
Islamophobia

Islamophobia

Any phobia has two directions from which it arises. One direction is from the person himself who is suffering the phobia, some cause in him, psychological or cultural. The other direction is from that which the phobia is about. In this case, Muslims should realise and...
Al `Imran 121-130

Al `Imran 121-130

The Qur’an is not revealed to human minds and hearts cut off from their pasts. It is not revealed to blank minds, but to minds already shaped and constrained by their culture (inherited from their ancestors) and by present, ongoing relations and commitments. For...
What is Balaghah?

What is Balaghah?

Balaghah is generally understood to be the art of managing speech or writing so that it is persuasive. If the speaker or writer consciously chooses and arranges words so as to produce in the listener or reader the meaning and impact in their own mind of the thoughts...