• Types of impurity

    1. Ghalitha The amount equivalent to 1 *Dirham may be overlooked. Prayer is permitted with this amount of impurity.   Examples: Wine Flowing blood The flesh and skin of a dead animal The urine of those animals which are not lawful to consume The excrement of dogs and animals of prey and their saliva The …

  • Imām Muḥammad ibn l-Ḥasan al-Shaybānī al-Ḥanafī had many students who were masters of the Islāmic sciences in their time. Among them was one particular Imām named Abū Mūsa ‘Īsā ibn Abān ibn Ṣadaqah. ‘Īsā ibn Abān stayed in the company of Imām Muḥammad and attained proficiency in Fiqh (Jurisprudence) under his tutelage. ‘Īsā ibn Abān …

  • What should we read in the month of Ramadhân?

    By Abû l-Ĥasan al-Ťâlib   Our respected teacher, Molânâ Dr Ábdur Razzâq Iskandar[1], often advises the graduates at the end of an academic year that “at various relevant times, read the related chapters from the books of Ĥadîth and books of Fiqh. In this way, your knowledge will remain fresh.”   The month of Ramadhân …

  • “Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and (also establish) the (recitation of the) Qur’an of dawn (the prayer of Dawn). Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.” (17:78)   Ring Ring, Ring Ring… Alarm bells ringing away, I snuggle further into the comfort …

  • Introduction Istiĥsân is an essential part of Islamic jurisprudence and undeniably of many other areas of human knowledge.[1] It is clear from various proofs that the companions were not literalists in the strict sense that they would seek an authority from the Qur’ân and Sunnah for every verdict they issued. Rather, their rulings were based …

  • Injured person wudu

      When the one performing ablution bleeds, becomes wounded, or a limb of his is broken, and he ties it with a cloth or splint, and does not have the ability to wash the limb or wipe over the limb, then wiping over majority of what he has tied the limb with is necessary. And …

  • Marriage contracts and second marriages

    An important issue within marriage is related to the conditions within the contract. A contract is an agreement between two parties that the law will enforce. The central part of the contract is that of agreement made voluntarily between the two parties to the contract. Islamically, both the parties can insert clauses and conditions within …

  • Hijab

    The meaning of Hijab Hijab literally means a barrier. In the Arabic language, ‘Haajib’ means a guard and a protector, who prevents people who are disliked, from entering the premises.   Hijab technically means the covering women have been ordered to abide by. This prevents lustful gazes and protects women in general.   The ruling …

  • Wiping over the socks is permitted as a substitute in washing the feet when performing wudhu (ablution) for men and women alike, even if the socks are of a thick material other than leather and may have laces.                        For wiping over the socks to be permissible …

  • A serious matter and the two extremes The reality is that it is a very serious matter to call a Muslim Kaafir or to call a Kaafir a Muslim. The Noble Qur’aan has stated regarding calling a Muslim Kaafir:   “O you who have Imaan! When you travel in Allaah’s way, then verify (when people …


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