Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Pictures of the Holy Ka’ba from 1951 to 2014

The following pictures show the changes within Masjid al-Haram over a period in excess of 60 years.  If one hovers the mouse over each date in the images a description of each image will be shown.  They were published courtesy of Al-Arabiya News (September 2015/Dhu’l Hijjah…

20 Sep 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Does Allah have a ‘Shin’?

In this audio, Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed spoke about a creedal point related to the unique Attributes of Allah subahana wa ta’ala.  It clarified if Allah has a specific attribute known as a “Saaq” which some people translate into English as a “Shin”, by looking at what some…

22 Aug 7:15 PM 0 Read More...

Sunan ibn Majah – Maknaz edition – certified by al Azhar University

The Maknaz edition of the famous  hadith collection known as the Sunan of Imam Ibn Majah  (d. 273 AH)  is considered to be one of the best ever printed editions with meticulous attention to detail given when typesetting, and the minimisation of errors when producing the final edition from the…

15 May 1:00 AM 0 Read More...

Hadith Literature: Its Origin, Development and Special Features

The ‘hadith’, the sayings attributed to the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), form a sacred literature which for the Muslims ranks second in importance only to the Qur’an itself. As a source of law, ethics and doctrine, the vast corpus of ‘hadith’ continue to exercise decisive influence. Islamic…

21 Apr 3:00 PM 0 Read More...

Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering: Book review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal

The following is a link to download or read the review by Ustadh Imran Iqbal on the book:  Islam and the Problem of Black Suffering by Dr. Sherman Abdal Hakim Jackson, [2009, New York: Oxford University Press, 232 pp].  The background to the author can be seen by clicking on…

11 Feb 11:31 PM 1 Read More...