Posts Tagged ‘fiqh’

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 2 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...

Is Following A Madhhab An Innovation Or An Obligation?

This is a collection of articles about following one of the four Sunni madhhabs (Schools of Islamic jurisprudence) in Islam.

The articles were written by the following contemporary authors from the Hanafi, Maliki and Shafi’i Madhabs:

1- Mufti Muhammed Taqi Usmani of Pakistan
2- Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad (TJ…

28 Feb 1:00 PM 0 Read More...

Salah with Dalil According to the Hanafi School

This is an Arabic work authored by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Wahhab al-Mashhadani detailing the proof texts used by the Hanafi school of jurisprudence in performing Salah. The book is called Kayfiyya Salat al-Nabi ‘ala Dhaw’ Ijtihad al-Madhhab al-Hanafi.

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24 Feb 1:00 PM 1 Read More...

Differences between the virtuous Hanbalis and contemporary Salafism

The following is a book entitled – al-Sada al-Hanabila wa Ikhtilafuhum ma’a al-Salafiyya al-Muasira fi’l Aqida wa’l Fiqh wa’l Tasawwuf by Shaykh Mustafa Hamdu Ulayyan al-Hanbali. It covers the major and minor differences between the contemporary Salafi sect and the real followers…

17 Feb 1:00 PM 3 Read More...