Twenty Reasons to Be an Aalim/ Scholar of Islam

Twenty Reasons to Be an Aalim/ Scholar of Islam

1 – To earn the pleasure of Allah SWT.

“Whoever Allaah SWT wants good for, He gives him fiqh (understanding) of the Deen.” [Bukhari]

2 – To gain entry into Jannah.

“Whoever traverses a path in order to gain knowledge, then Allaah SWT will make the path to Jannah easy for him.” [Tirmidhi]

3 – To gain higher ranks.

“Allaah will exalt in degree those of you who believe, and those who have been granted knowledge…” [Al-Quran 58:11] Read more about Twenty Reasons to Be an Aalim/ Scholar of Islam

Whats with all this texting, forwarding, coping and pasting craze??

Whats with all this texting, forwarding, coping and pasting craze??

Using Social Media and Technology Responsibly By: Shaykh-ul-Hadīth, Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh A key feature of the era we live in is the rapid development of technology and the continuous impact this has on our lives, both in terms of the way we live and how we spend our time. As Muslims weRead more about Whats with all this texting, forwarding, coping and pasting craze??[…]

Muslim Contribution to Science

Muslim Contribution to Science

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By: Mufti Hanif Patel

The Qur’an repeatedly highlights the importance of acquiring knowledge and an education. The first command of the Quran was to “Read in the name of you Lord Who created; He created man from a clot. Read and your Lord is most Honourable, Who taught to write with the pen, taught man what he did not know””. The same command is reiterated later on, Read more about Muslim Contribution to Science

Mixed Gatherings: A Detailed Response Regarding Gender Interaction

Mixed Gatherings: A Detailed Response Regarding Gender Interaction

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Question: Can you please comment on the permissibility of mixed social gatherings and whether its allowed as far as guys and girls going out together that are just friends to dinner or other places?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-KawthariAnswer:

“And We reveal of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy for believers though it increase the evil-doers in naught save ruin.”

(Qur’an, 17:82)

“We sent you (O Prophet!) not except as a mercy for all people.”

(Qur’an,21:107) Read more about Mixed Gatherings: A Detailed Response Regarding Gender Interaction

33 Reasons to study under a Qualified Teacher

33 Reasons to study under a Qualified Teacher

Knowledge is attractive and it’s something everybody needs. However, when the correct procedure is not followed, the desired results are lost. The trend of self-study that has become ever so popular in the current times actually contributes to the destruction of pure knowledge. The boom of the internet and its search engines have also contributed to this trend. What follows is an in-depth look at the “Need for a Tutor”

Introduction
To acquire knowledge under the expertise of a fully qualified, Sunnah-conscious ‘Alim of deen is absolutely essential. Failure to do so will result in misguidance. In fact, the system of tutorship has been adopted throughout time and was even the practice of the Ambiya (‘alaihimusalam) and our pious predecessors. This is the only way in which one will acquire pure authentic knowledge. An added benefit is that one will also discover how to respect the people of knowledge. Read more about 33 Reasons to study under a Qualified Teacher

The Qur’ān – A Clear Proof

The Qur’ān – A Clear Proof

By Shaykh Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah

Indeed, We have sent down the Dhikr [the Qur‘ān], and indeed We are its guardian. (15:9)

In this verse Allāh ta‘ālā proclaims that it is He, and He alone, who has revealed the Glorious Qur’ān to mankind, which means it is His Word. This claim is followed by a proof to validate it: that Allāh ta‘ālā Himself is its guardian and protector. When Allāh ta‘ālā protects something, nothing and no one can ever interfere with it, so the continual preservation of the Qur’ān is a proof that it is the Word of Allāh ta‘ālā. There are many other proofs of the Divine origin of the Qur’ān, including its i‘jāz (inimitability) – the challenge to mankind to invent even a single verse to match the Qur’ān in its perfection. However, the preservation of the Qur’ān is a proof that even a child can understand.

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The Qur’ān – A Clear Proof

The Qur’ān – A Clear Proof

By Shaykh Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah

Indeed, We have sent down the Dhikr [the Qur‘ān], and indeed We are its guardian. (15:9)

In this verse Allāh ta‘ālā proclaims that it is He, and He alone, who has revealed the Glorious Qur’ān to mankind, which means it is His Word. This claim is followed by a proof to validate it: that Allāh ta‘ālā Himself is its guardian and protector. When Allāh ta‘ālā protects something, nothing and no one can ever interfere with it, so the continual preservation of the Qur’ān is a proof that it is the Word of Allāh ta‘ālā. There are many other proofs of the Divine origin of the Qur’ān, including its i‘jāz (inimitability) – the challenge to mankind to invent even a single verse to match the Qur’ān in its perfection. However, the preservation of the Qur’ān is a proof that even a child can understand.

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For Effective Da’wah in the West

For Effective Da’wah in the West

By Shaykh Abul Hasan ‘Ali an-Nadwi (R.H)

This is a transcription of a speech delivered in Dewsbury, UK in 1982 at the opening of the Dewsury Markaz.

I am filled with happiness by your reception. I would be most ungrateful if I do not respect your wishes and share my inner feelings. If I desire I could shower you with praises, for Almighty Allah has bestowed me with an abundance of vocabulary, but I would not be fulfilling the right of friendship. Read more about For Effective Da’wah in the West