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The Virtue of Sūrah al-Kahf

by Mohammad Akram Nadwi

Translated by Dr Shameq Sayeed

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

They said: What is the degree of authenticity of the Prophetic narrations found regarding the virtues of chapters (sūrahs) of the Noble Qur’ān?

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The passing of Dr Murad Hofmann

نعي إلينا صباح اليوم (18 جمادى الأولى 1441هـ) المفكر الألمعي والكاتب الإسلامي الدكتور مراد هوفمان، سفير ألمانيا الأسبق في المغرب، وعضو المجلس الأعلى لمسلمي ألمانيا، وصاحب المؤلفات
المتداولة عن الاسلام والمسلمين، تغمده الله بمغفرة منه ورضوان
لقيته في رمضان سنة 1412هـ في الرباط وهو سفير ألمانيا لدى المغرب، فرحب بي متألفا مستأنسا، وقسمات وجهه منبسطة

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How do I study and what do I learn?

To understand what Imam Muslim is doing the historical context is decisively important. Hadith collections of different kind and quality were in wide circulation. Muslim felt the need for corrective scholarship to provide the Muslim community with a secure corpus of texts…

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Is Mortgage Permissible?

Is Mortgage Permissible?

Is taking a mortgage to buy a house permissible if the money borrowed must be paid back with interest?That which is impermissible (haram) can become permissible (halal) in conditions of necessity/need for as long as those conditions endure and so long as...

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Accelerated Arabic Programme

Accelerated Arabic Programme

This unique 6-week programme will serve as an in-depth study of the core foundation of the Arabic language, covering both linguistics and practical application like no other.

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Few Thoughts on Surah al-‘Ankabut

Few Thoughts on Surah al-‘Ankabut

The surah begins with the question: {a hasiba n-nasu an…} It is not right to translate hasiba as ‘think’/‘imagine’ or ‘suppose’/‘conjecture’. The meaning here is ‘reckon’, ‘calculate’, to use reason to weigh up options in order to come to a judgment about…

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Desire and Love in Marriage

Desire and Love in Marriage

I want to begin by trying to explain to you the difference between desire (hawa) and love (mahabba). Desire is something that happens to you; you are passive before it; it arises; it gets you; it seems strong and you seem weak. It is aroused by…

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Reflections on Education

Reflections on Education

The importance of religion to Muslims means, an emphasis on Arabic and Qur’anic studies; and the importance of earning their livelihood, means they have instead, to learn English, which is the only medium Western learning could be studied.

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