Q&A: Women Covering their Feet During Salah

Question: Assalamu Alaikum, … and what is its ruling on praying in her house? Should she cover her feet since covering the ‘Awrah is one of the conditions of prayer? From Muhamad Awesat Answer: Wa Alaikum Assalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, The following came in Answer to the question that you refer to: The feet are ‘Awrah so the woman must cover them, and the … Continue reading Q&A: Women Covering their Feet During Salah

Role of the Scholars in Revival

إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّـهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ عَزِيزٌ غَفُورٌ “Only those of His slaves with knowledge (Ulema) have fear of Allah. Allah is Almighty, Ever-Forgiving.” (Al-Faatir: 28) Regarding: “Only those of His slaves with knowledge (Ulema) have fear of Allah.” Ibn Kathir stated that, “The more the knowledge of Allah and His سبحانه وتعالى power is complete, the more He سبحانه وتعالى will be … Continue reading Role of the Scholars in Revival

How Muslims Study Islam 

Today Examining Muslims today shows that the Muslims acquire Islam through three principle methods The Scholastic, or Academic, Method This method emphasizes delivering Islam as a curriculum in a scholastic format in which information, and not concepts and thoughts, is the substance. The student-teacher relationship is the approach of this method, and giving instructions constitutes its style. If the student graduates, he will resemble a book … Continue reading How Muslims Study Islam 

Book of Fasting: As-Suhoor (pre-dawn meal)

This is from the draft translation of الجامع لأحكام الصيام ‘Al-Jami li Ahkam as-Siyam’ (A complete guide of the rules of fasting) by Sheikh Abu Iyas Mahmoud bin Abdul Latif al-Uweida, please note this is a draft translation so please overlook errors.  As-Suhoor: The merits of As-Suhoor (pre-dawn food): The following Ahaadeeth have been reported in relation to the merits of Suhoor: 1) Anas bin … Continue reading Book of Fasting: As-Suhoor (pre-dawn meal)

Salaat-ut-Taraaweeh & Its Number

Salaat-ut-Taraaweeh has been named with this name because the worshippers take a break after each four Rak’ah so they take a Tarweehah (break) and the plural is Taraaweeh. This Salaah is a form of Qiyaam-ul-Layl (night prayer) except it has been specified in the month of Ramadhaan so it represents Qiyaam-ul-Layl in Ramadhaan. The Hukm (ruling) for this prayer is that it is Mandoob and … Continue reading Salaat-ut-Taraaweeh & Its Number

Q&A: Divine Reason (‘Ilah)

Question: As-Salaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Dear Sheikh, can you please answer the following question? It is regarding divine ‘ilah, where does it come under in the Speech of the Legislator relating to the actions of the worshippers? Does it come under the speech of following command (Iqtida’), or circumstances (Wadh’) or choice (Takhieer)? And what is the difference between ‘ilah and sabab? Answer: Wa Alaikum … Continue reading Q&A: Divine Reason (‘Ilah)

The Hukm of Fasting in the Scandinavian Countries

Allah Ta’Aalaa has made fasting the month of Ramadhan Fard upon the Muslims. He Ta’Aalaa said: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كَمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ “O you who believe! Observing As-Saum (the fasting) is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become Al-Muttaqun (pious)” (Al-Baqarah: 183) And He Ta’Aalaa said: فَمَن شَهِدَ … Continue reading The Hukm of Fasting in the Scandinavian Countries

Qualifications for performing Ijtihad

The article below explains the qualifications one must have to become a Mujtahid (Scholar) (One who strives to do Ijtihad) according to various classical scholars.  The earliest complete account of the qualifications of a Mujtahid is given in Abu’ Husayn al-Basri’s (d. 436/1044) al-Mu’tamad fi Usul al-Fiqh. The broad outline of al-Basri’s exposition was later accepted, with minor changes, by al-Shirazi (d. 467/1083), al-Ghazali (d. … Continue reading Qualifications for performing Ijtihad

Q&A: The Principle: The Forbidden is Permitted Due to Necessity

Unfortunately there are scholars and people amongst the Ummah who misuse the concept of Dharoora (Necessity) in Islam and justify many actions which are Haram (Forbidden) in Islam for e.g. Buying a house on a interest (Ribaa’) mortgage or taking internet based student loans.  Below is a answer buy the Mujtahid (Scholar) Sheikh Ata bin Khalil Abu Rashta  Question: Dear Sheikh, Asalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu … Continue reading Q&A: The Principle: The Forbidden is Permitted Due to Necessity

Hukm (Ruling) working as a Policeman

The following is the translation of an Arabic Q&A from the website of the noble mujtahid and faqih, Sheikh `Ata’ Ibn Khalil Abu Rashtah (Allah preserve him). السؤال: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله تعالى وبركاته عندي سؤال أخي أنا أسكن في مدينة خليل الرحمن والكل يعلم بأننا قد ابتُلينا في هذه السلطة، سلطة الضرار وواقعها معروف. سؤالي من شقين: الأول: هل جميع من ينتسب إلى أجهزتها … Continue reading Hukm (Ruling) working as a Policeman