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Mohammad Akram Nadwi

How to Motivate yourself for Study

How to Motivate yourself for Study

Eating is possible but difficult and unpleasant when you have no appetite. Similarly, study is difficult and unpleasant when you have no curiosity and no puzzlement in respect of what you intend to study. Curiosity and being puzzled constitute…

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Islamic Law and Water

Islamic Law and Water

Water is the basis of life on earth in all its forms. It is a resource as essential as light and air. The spoiling of this resource, or the restriction or abuse of access to it, at the least harms life and, in the extreme, threatens its continuance.

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Some Reflections on ‘Aqidah

Some Reflections on ‘Aqidah

A creed is a special kind of formal statement of religious belief or collection of such statements. A very good and justly famous creed among the Sunnis is the document known as al-‘Aqidah al-Tahawiyyah. I will be discussing it at some length.

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The Meaning of Ijāzah

The Meaning of Ijāzah

They asked: We see you greatly welcoming the quest for Ijāzah from various teachers, both verbally and in writing, and we see you placing them in a position of tremendous esteem and respect, even coveting them without end.

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Sahih al-Bukhari

Sahih al-Bukhari

The Sahih is the most reliable record of how God’s Messenger, salla-llahu`alayhiwasallam, understood and explained and put into practice every aspect of the mission entrusted to him. We all know that Imam al-Bukhari…

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How to Benefit from the Qur’an

How to Benefit from the Qur’an

Today I will be talking about different aspects of how we, as believers, can get from the Qur’an the benefit that, by the grace of God, it offers to us. That benefit is guidance. The guidance of the Qur’an is, for Muslims, not just a matter of knowing the list of concrete…

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Surrogate Motherhood

Surrogate Motherhood

Your question about surrogate motherhood was as follows: Since the surrogate mother is being injected not with sperm, but a fertilized egg, I’m having difficulty understanding the basis of necessitating zawaj (marriage)…

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Hajj

Hajj

The Hajj represents for Muslims all the hopes and aspirations, all the testing and hardships, and all the consolations, of worship. It combines all the major pillars of worship: affirmation of trust in God and His Messenger…

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The True Meaning of Ḥasan

The True Meaning of Ḥasan

They asked: Can you clarify for us the meaning of ḥasan ḥadīth? I replied: Experts of ḥadīth also have three usages of this term. They asked: What are they? I replied: The term ḥasan-ṣaḥīḥ is used for a report whose source is known…

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