A Dictionary of Islamic Terms

This is a dictionary of Islamic terms by Dr. Muhammad Ali Alkhuli.  The author said in his introduction:

“I felt the need for a dictionary of Islamic terms while I was writing some English books on Islam to introduce the Islamic religion to non-Muslims.  I also found that many…

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On the Reward of Performing Two Sajdahs after the Witr Prayer Followed by the Recitation of “Subbūh Quddūs Rabb al-Malā’ikah wa al-Rūh” and Ayāt al-Kursī

On the Reward of Performing Two Sajdahs after the Witr Prayer Followed by the Recitation of “Subbūh Quddūs Rabb al-Malā’ikah wa al-Rūh” and Ayāt al-Kursī
By Ibrāhim ibn Muhammad al-Halabī
Translated by Muntasir Zaman
[Translator’s Preface: The following is…

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Fatwa on Taqlid and its detractors by the Islamic Fiqh Academy - Makka al-Mukarrama - 1987

The following is a crucial and highly welcomed Fatwa passed in the Holy city  of Makka al-Mukarrama in 1987 on the validity of following (taqlid) one of the Four Sunni Madhhabs (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali) with regards to Islamic rulings, as well as a warning to those…

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Proofs for the Hanafi Procedure of Salat al-‘Id

Proofs for the Hanafi Procedure of
Salat al-‘Id
Hadith One: A Sahih Marfoo‘ Hadith
Near the end of his Sharh Ma‘ani al-Athar (2:371, Maktabah Haqqaniyyah), Imam al-Tahawi (d. 321 H) narrates:
علي بن عبد الرحمن ويحيى بن عثمان قد حدثانا قالا: ثنا عبد الله بن يوسف عن يحيى بن حمزة قال: حدثني وضين بن عطاء أن القاسم أبا عبد الرحمن حدثه قال: حدثني بعض أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:
صلى بنا النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يوم عيد، فكبر أربعا أربعا، ثم أقبل علينا بوجهه حين انصرف، فقال: لا تنسوا كتكبير الجنائز، وأشار بأصابعه وقبض إبهامه
Translation

‘Ali ibn ‘Abd al-Rahman and Yahya ibn ‘Uthman narrated to us, they…

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Aḥādīth On [giving] Zakāt on Jewellery - by al-Ḥāfiẓ al-Zayla’ī [d. 762 AH]

Aḥādīth On [giving] Zakāt on Jewellery[1]  
By al-Ḥāfiẓ Jamāl ‘l-Dīn ’Abdullāh b. Yūsuf al-Zayla’ī [d. 762 AH] رحمه الله
 
Translated by Abū Ḥumayd
Translator’s Preface:

The following short piece translated from Ḥāfiẓ Zayla’ī’s book, Naṣb ‘l-Rāyah…

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