• Is Salatul Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak'ats in Ramadan?

    Is Salatul Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak'ats in Ramadan?

    The following treatise by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is probably the most in-depth research and defence in English of the major proofs to establish the view that in the time of the Companions (Sahaba) they prayed 20 rak'ats of Salatul Taraweeh in congregation.  Hence, this is what they would have ...

  • The Rules of Ramadan - Mufti Muhammad Shafi

    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 Moulānā Harūn Abas...

  • Reflections on Ramadan

    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 with 20 rak’ats or by oneself...

  • False allegations of Badiud-Din al-Sindi and a refutation upon him

    False allegations of Badiud-Din al-Sindi and a refutation upon him

    The downloadable book at the bottom is an academic reply by the Saudi scholar from the town of Ahsa known as Shaykh Dr. Rā’id al-Mulla to a number of claims, distortions and outright lies of the late Badiud-Dīn al-Sindi (d. 1996) of Pakistan.  The latter being probably the foremost Hadith authority f...

  • Virtues of the Night of Mid Sha'ban

    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  يُسْتَجَ...

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Is Salatul Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak'ats in Ramadan?

Is Salatul Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak'ats in Ramadan?

The following treatise by Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is probably the most in-depth research and…

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