Archive for May, 2017

The Rules of Ramadan – Mufti Muhammad Shafi

The following is a short work on the rules and etiquettes pertaining to the Holy month of Ramadan in the Islamic calendar.  It was initially compiled by the late Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Muhammad Shafi (the father of Mufti Taqi Usmani).  It was translated by Shaykh Muhammad bin Moulān…

26 May 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

Reflections on Ramadan

As we enter Ramadan once again the following is a succinct list of reminders connected to this blessed month:
1) It takes place in the 9th Islamic month
2) Fasting is performed from the start of Fajr time (true dawn) till sunset
3) Taraweeh is performed in congregation at night…

23 May 10:00 AM 3 Read More...

The Four Rak’ats before the Isha prayer: An assessment of its legitimacy

In some of the books of Islamic jurisprudence (Fiqh) there is a mention of the performance of four rak’ats of Salah before the actual obligatory (Fard) four rak’ats of the Isha Salah. This specific number of rak’ats of Salah before the Isha has been designated as being…

12 May 1:30 PM 0 Read More...

Virtues of the Night of Mid Sha’ban

The great Mujtahid Imam, Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi’i (d. 204 AH) said in his  Kitab al-Umm (1/264):
الأم للشافعي (1/ 264)
(قَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ) : وَبَلَغَنَا أَنَّهُ كَانَ يُقَالُ: إنَّ الدُّعَاءَ  يُسْتَجَابُ فِي خَمْسِ لَيَالٍ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْجُمُعَةِ، وَلَيْلَةِ  الْأَضْحَى، وَلَيْلَةِ الْفِطْرِ، وَأَوَّلِ لَيْلَةٍ مِنْ رَجَبٍ،  وَلَيْلَةِ النِّصْفِ مِنْ شَعْبَانَ أَخْبَرَنَا الرَّبِيعُ قَالَ  أَخْبَرَنَا الشَّافِعِيُّ قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا إبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ  قَالَ رَأَيْت مَشْيَخَةً مِنْ خِيَارِ أَهْلِ الْمَدِينَةِ يَظْهَرُونَ  عَلَى مَسْجِدِ النَّبِيِّ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – لَيْلَةَ الْعِيدِ فَيَدْعُونَ وَيَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ حَتَّى تَمْضِيَ سَاعَةٌ مِنْ اللَّيْلِ، وَبَلَغْنَا أَنَّ ابْنَ عُمَرَ كَانَ يُحْيِي لَيْلَةَ  جُمَعٍ، وَلَيْلَةُ جُمَعٍ هِيَ لَيْلَةُ الْعِيدِ لِأَنَّ صَبِيحَتَهَا  النَّحْرُ (قَالَ الشَّافِعِيُّ) : وَأَنَا أَسْتَحِبُّ كُلَّ مَا حُكِيَتْ فِي هَذِهِ اللَّيَالِيِ مِنْ غَيْرِ أَنْ يَكُونَ فَرْضًا.
“It has reached us that supplications are answered on five nights: the night of Jumu’ah, the night of  (Eid) al-Adha, the night of (Eid) al…

09 May 10:00 AM 0 Read More...

Aqida of the Salaf according to 8 Scholars of the past

 Aqida al Salaf al Salih is a book by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Adil Aziza Kayali al-Hussaini of Halab, Syria.  This work demonstrated the true understanding of the Attributes of Allah (Sifat) according to Qur’anic verses and Ahadith, in response to the pseudo-Salafi claims of this age, by…

06 May 12:00 PM 0 Read More...