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The Soundest Book

They asked: What is the greatest book? I replied: After the Book of God, the greatest book undoubtedly is the Ṣaḥīḥ of Imām Bukhārī, entitled al-Jāmiʿ al-Musnad al-Ṣaḥīḥ al-Mukhtaṣar min Umūr Rasūlillāh wa Sunanihī wa Ayyāmihī. Nothing like it has ever been authored in Islam or any other tradition.

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Two questions regarding congregational prayer

Many people have asked me: As we are compelled to pray in our homes, can we follow an imam via live broadcast by radio or TV or other means of ‘live-streaming’? A congregational prayer is valid if there are two or more than two doing the prayer in the same space.

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The pandemic and Ramadan

Only a week remains to prepare, before we welcome the month of Ramadan. With the covid-19 pandemic ongoing, so is the lockdown, and it is most likely that the lockdown will continue throughout Ramadan, and perhaps even longer. People are preparing themselves for this...

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Washing the Deceased from COVID -19

Washing the Deceased from COVID -19

Issues related to those who have died from the coronavirus: washing their bodies, their burial and funeral prayers Some community workers have put to me some questions concerning those who have died as a result of infection by the coronavirus: Q: Since the bodies (and...

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Two rulings related to present emergency

Two rulings related to present emergency

One of my students who is a medical doctor in one of the hospitals in the UK asked me following: Q: Some doctor brothers are having issues in hospitals at this critical time. They have been advised to shorten or shave off their beards because face masks do not fit...

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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...

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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...

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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 limited number of engineered objects.

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